Wednesday, November 30, 2005

Shaayaraana

Kya zamaana tha vo jab dil shaayaraana tha mera
Un nigaahon ke bhawar mein aashyaana tha mera

Saturday, November 26, 2005

Dil ke rishtey

Ik nazar dekha faqat, aur dil ke rishte bangaye
Usne humko apnaa kaha aur hum farishte bangaye

Tteek raha

khaas se aam hone ka safar Tteek raha
chauka na jala, lamhe mein miTa
bijli ka kehar Tteek raha

bekhudi, bebasi, aur meri aawaargi
inhi rangon se thi tumhaari dosti
paas tum jo aagaye, vo rang saare kho gaye
mai aur koi hogaya jab bangaye tum zindagi

farz bhi, karz bhi, dil ye khudgharz bhi
Mujhe kheenchte hai dhaage aur bhi
Dekhne waale gaye, kartab puraane hogaye
Ek tamaasha hi to hai mera yeh sangharsh bhi

Friday, November 18, 2005

Ye ek kahaani hai

rishton ka samandar hai, do door kinaare hai
ye teri kahaani hai, ye meri kahaani hai
chaahat ki kya hasti hai, ik doobta kashti hai
ye teri kahaani hai, ye meri kahaani hai

jazbaat ke lehron par, tuufaan ka tha ye mausam
jo tujhko na choo paayi, kya itni hawaa thi kam
tum aanchal bhi jo lehraate, hum thaamne aajaate
in aankhon mein le lete, jo teri aankh mein paani hai
(Ye teri kahaani...)

saahil ki ret pe, kaDmon ke nishaan yoon hai
paani se jo miT jaaye, hum tum insaan yoon hai
dum thoDthe lamhon ne, kaanon mein bataaya hai
do pal ki kahaani hai, sun yeh jo jawaani hai
(Ye teri kahaani...)

chattaanon se Takraakar, maujon ki sadaa bankar
Phir tumko pukaaregi, merii chaahat ro rokar
tum dhyaan zaraa doge, to pathar bhi sunaa denge
jo thaDapte lehron ke, honton pe kahaani hai
(Ye teri kahaani...)

Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Roo-ba-roo mere roo-ba-roo

roobaroo mere roobaroo, zindagi aur maut bhi
dil ke haal se aajkal, khush bhi mai pareshaan bhi

mujhse aankh milte hi, hulchal teri nigaah mein,
guftagoo yahi guftagoo, marham bhi mera marz bhi

kya mila muu moDke, Saare aaine thoDke
khuubakhuu haan khuubakhuu, tu bhi vo parchaayi bhi

phir vohi sawaal hai, kaun mai, kya zindagi
justjuu vohi justjuu, manzil bhi mai talaash bhi

-Kaunquest

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http://kaunquest.blogspot.com/2006/05/hui-be-naqaab-zindagi_27.html

Tuesday, November 15, 2005

Subah Ka Suuraj

Subah ka suuraj jab door gagan mein nikalta hai
Nadiya ke naachte lehron pe, jab kirne chamakne lagte hai
Haseen phoolon ke honton se,jab shabnam chalakne lagta hai
Pehlii baarish ka paani jab chhat pe shor machaata hai
Kahiin door se, dabe paav, teri yaad chali aati hai...

Thursday, November 10, 2005

Roz Ke Haadse

roz ke haadse, aam vaydaath hain
koi paDtaa nahin, yeh vo akbaar hai

koi baitaa raha raah taktaa hua
aur bujhtaa gaya aaj uskaa diya
andheron mein rote aankhon ka kya
raushnii mein kahaan, inki pehchaan hai

puuche kiska pataa jo hai khud laapataa
naam do chaar hain aur ghar raastaa
raaston mein bikharte bachpan ka kya
sirf khoya hua, koi ehsaas hai

in pardon ke peeche kai raaz hai
ik kahaani liye saikDon zakm hai
is rangeen shehar mein wafaaon ka kya
mehaz berang sa, ek alfaaz hai

bojh uT_taa nahin, bhuuk miT_tii nahin
waqt ruktaa nahin, umr kaT_tii nahin
Bheed mein roz milte chehron ka kya
tum ne puucha nahin, aam insaan hai

- Kaunquest

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Tuesday, November 08, 2005

Vo bhuuli daastaan..

I will return and finish the previous post some day, hopefully. Just cannot force my mind to get back into that zone. Well, why should I hurry or worry, the material world gives me enough deadlines for all that, all day, every day. So, I will rather pace this my way.

I can’t sing, I am miserable at it, but I love songs. I don’t understand the scientific side of music, but like most of us, I can’t think of a world without music. The talent to sing or to create music is magical and precious. Not ashamed to admit that I really admire and at the same time envy :-) those who are blessed with these talents. I did have my little peek into the world of music production long ago, back in 1996 and I enjoyed it thoroughly.

There were three of us in the project Rajesh – The singer & producer (it was his idea, basically), Anil – The music director and me – the lyricist. It all started as a small New-year thing for the local tele channel. But, when we got down to it the songs turned out to be really good. (I do hasten to add that I am normally humble about stuff!:-)) and it turned ito a pop album. We did a total of 8 tracks, got it digitally mixed and all that. Unfortunately, in spite of Rajesh’s relentless efforts, there was no takers for the album. .. so it ended there, that was my 15 minutes in the Music world. I still believe, the songs are good even for today and so do Rajesh and Anil! Maybe someday, it will see the light of day.

Anyways, we all moved on from that point. Anil is very much in the Music industry, Rajesh is an upcoming playback singer in Malayalam and I, well, I am very much into a 0-creativity, high-stress IT life. Don’t get me wrong, I love what I do – its just a different ball game.

Here are some lines similar (not exactly) to the lyrics of my favorite song,

dil mein, meri jaan, samaaye ho tum
tere bina, dekho, mai to yahaan akelaaa, teraa, deewaaanaaa

saansen dhuaan, dil mein tuufaan, tum ho kahaan sanam
bhuulaa nahin, dil woh tere vaadey woh saare kasam
kab miti aashquii, Kyun bane ajnabee
Kyaa huaa, yeh bataanaa...
(Dil mein.. )

Tuesday, November 01, 2005

Chala aaya..

tere milne ka, mehfil mein, afsaana banaakar chala aaya
mai nazm sunaane baiTa tha, tera naam bataakar chala aaya

us jung mein sab kuch jaayaz tha, jeetna meraa mumkin tha
ik jhuut ka pardaa kaafi tha, sau sach mai bataakar chala aaya

un aankhon mein aansoo bhar jaaye, to laakh deewaane mar jaaye
vo khud ko miTaane niklaa tha, ik shehar miTaakar chalaa aaya

jaan ko daav pe rakhkar mai, duniyaa ko jeetke laaya tha
kissa ye ke vo bas ye puuche, ke ab kya luTaakar chala aaya