Music is life: #Funkaar

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Music is life. That is why our hearts have beats.

               Music is the essence of our lives and it is all around us, adding that little extra spark to an otherwise mundane routine. Music is like the air around us; we may not always see it but can definitely feel it’s presence if we care to focus. Music sometimes confronts us like a tiger roaring in African wilderness while sometimes it teases us like a koel singing on a distant tree. Music need not always be created but it can be discovered in the most unexpected places. Even silence is music to some ears. I wish my life had background music so I could understand what the hell is going on but not everyone is as lucky as Mother Nature herself. Here’s a poem from my archives celebrating Mother Nature’s lullaby. Hope you will feel closer to the music next time when you are in the lap of Mother Nature.

बारिश की पहली फुहार, चिड़ियों का गीत मल्हार,

के दरख़्तों की इस हरियाली में, महकता कहीं मैं भी हूँ,

वन में होती हल-चल, और  बहता  पानी  कल-कल,

के असीम  सागर की इन  लहरों में, छलकता कहीं मैं भी हूँ,

भीड़ में होता शोर, और पतंग की कटती डोर,

के घड़ी के काँटों की  इस  रफ़्तार में, थिरकता कहीं मैं भी हूँ,

बीते पल अनमोल, दो प्यार के मीठे बोल,

के इन लबों पे खिलती हँसी में, शामिल कहीं मैं भी हूँ,

गर सुन कोई सके, तो गाती ख़ामोशी भी है यहाँ,

के इस कायनात के हर ज़र्रे को, इस धुन में सजाता मैं ही हूँ,

संगीतमय बनाता मैं ही हूँ , संगीतमय बनाता मैं ही हूँ ||

                                -doc2poet

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        Music is not only the physical sounds embedded in the life and objects around us but it is also deep seated in the emotions, gestures and feelings. A baby giggling, mother kissing, beloved calling and even looking into your beloved’s eyes without even muttering a word is music to the soul.  We must never underestimate the healing power of music. It can heal anything, be it spoiled mood or a crooked soul. Any moment in our lives can be elevated to a different level if we just add music to it. You may try listening to your favorite music on full blast while dancing around like an idiot all around the house for starters and if it doesn’t help you may try singing yourself and Just because you can’t sing doesn’t mean you shouldn’t. And if you are too concerned about looking like an idiot then listing to music in good old ways is always there. No matter what you are feeling, I am sure you can find a song for that particular situation with ease. I feel there is a song for any and every moment and my taste in music ranges from “you need to listen to this” to “I know please don’t judge me”. I personally like the musical quality and rhyme of poems more than any song and here is another one from my archives where a simple thank you from a recovering patient is being described as music to the treating doctor’s ears.

धड़कानों  की  धुन  पर  गुनगुनाती  फिर  से  कोई  ज़िंदगी,

जैसे  ख़ुशियों  में  डूबे  कोई  दिल, जो  था  कभी  ग़मज़दा ;

रूखे  से  लब  थिरकते  हों  फिर  ख़ुशी  से  मिलकर  जैसे,

रोम-रोम  हो  जाए  स्वस्थ  और  हर  मर्ज़  ले  विदा ;

 भावुक  मन  और  नम  आँखें , करती  हों  जैसे  इलतज़ा,

मीठी  मुस्कान , काँपती  आवाज़, करती  शुक्रिया  अदा ;

और  क़ुबूल  हो  जिसकी  दुआ, ये  रूह  जैसे  वो  आबिदा…

ये  रूह  जैसे  वो  आबिदा…

                                    -doc2poet

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Life and music are so closely spun together that it is impossible to describe one without talking about the other.

Life without music is like…

                                              Facebook without likes,

                                              A racetrack without bikes,

                                                                    A house without doors,

                                                                    A lion without roar,

                                              A mind without zeal,

                                              And a soul without feel…

                           -doc2poet

I am writing this blog for #MusicDilSe blogging contest at www.funkaar.in.

And it is a beautiful coincidence that it is my  centennial post, cheers to that. Isn’t is music to ears!! 

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Sunshine Blogger Award

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          Feeling so proud…received two wonderful award nominations from my fellow bloggers this weekend and I couldn’t have asked for more. I accept both the awards (obviously) and thank all the readers and followers for their love and support.

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                Niyati S has nominated me for “The Sunshine Blogger Award”. She is a doctor and blogs @ https://perfectlyimperfectniyati.wordpress.com/ where she speaks of beauty tips, travel, poetry and more. Do visit her blog and I am sure you will love it too. I thank her for considering me for the honor and wish her all the luck.

The Sunshine Blogger Award is given to those who are inspiring and bring sunshine into the lives of their readers and fellow bloggers.

Rules

  • Thank the person who nominated you (Shouldn’t be on the rules but I didn’t make them).
  • Nominate 11 other bloggers, making sure each one knows that they are nominated.
  • Answer the 11 questions you’ve been asked and pass them on.

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              Rekha Sahay has nominated me for “One  Lovely Blog Award”. She is a scholar with a PhD. in Psychology and an exemplary resume which boasts of a vast experience in teaching and writing. She has a beautiful Hindi blog @ https://rekhasahay.wordpress.com/   where she showcases her stories, poems, recipes and articles on psychology, travel and current affairs. This is the one you can’t afford to miss. I thank her for considering me for the honor and wish her all the luck.

Rules

  • Thank the person who nominated you and link to their blog.
  • Nominate other bloggers, making sure each one knows that they are nominated.
  • List 7 things about yourself and pass on the beacon.

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Here are the 11 questions I was asked. You can pick any 7 while considering the second award.:-)

  • Which country are you from?

Ans: India

  • What, according to you, is the best thing about blogging? 

Ans: For me, it is the feel good factor, the satisfaction that keeps me going. I get to express myself and connect with like-minded folks; it’s a win-win deal so why not?

  • Your favorite animal is?

Ans: Never  thought about it but I guess fishes. I love them more in their natural habitat rather than a bowl. I have been under the sea and it was awesome.

  • What is your idea of friendship?

Ans: Friendship is what lasts forever. Here’s a post describing it better: Saludos Amigos

  • One song you’ll never stop listening to.

Ans: I think there’s a song for every emotion, every moment; so I will have to change over but Hothon se choo lo tum’ is a nice one.

  • Do you watch YouTube? If yes, who’s your favorite You Tuber?

Ans: Not so often but I have seen ‘BB ki vines’ and he was funny.

  • Do you love animals? 

Ans: Yes, but I don’t like pets.

  • Who prepares your lunch? 

Ans:  My wife > myself. I love to cook myself but donning the cooking apron takes more than just love. I cook whenever I can though.

  • What is the best thing that’s happened to you, till date, in life?

Ans: I would say I am expecting the best one soon:-).

  • Morning person or a night one?

Ans: NIGHT. In fact, I have seen the rising sun more often when I was awake all night.

  • Favorite brands – clothes and skincare. 

Ans:  Clothes: Well! Levi’s makes the best jeans for me.

           Skincare: My wife takes care of my skin more than I do; so, whatever she chooses…

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And finally the nominations for both the lovely awards:-

1)    Jiggyasa

2)    M S Mahawar

3)    Arti

4)    Daisy Willows

5)    Jyotirmoy Sarkar

6)    Deepa

7)    Berkanaluz

8)    Arohii

9)    Ajay kohli

10)  Jyotsana

11)  Rupam Sharma

         Congratulations to all the nominations. You are free to accept or reject this award but you will always be an inspiration for me. Thank you so much:-)

Poetry is born…

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कैसे  न  लिखूं  ?


चाँद  सा  धवल  ये  काग़ज़,

बेचैन  लहरों   सी  मचलती  स्याही,

कैसे  ना  उठे  लफ़्ज़ों  का  तूफान,

हो  जायें  गर  ये  एक,

जैसे  रूह   को  मिल  गया  हो  इलाही ||

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I learned a new word recently  (pronounced ‘Mu-ang-ta’) & I loved it. Hope you like it too:-)

Online प्यार: #Relationship

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#Insta-love


वो  नज़ाकत, वो  इंतज़ार, वो  नज़रों  का  मिलना,

बहका  सा  इज़हार  और  फूलों  का  खिलना,

छिपकर  करना  बातें,

छत  पर  मीठी  मुलाक़ातें download,

वो  अलविदा, वो  कल  के  वादे, वो  लेना  दिल  का  हाल,

खाना  खा  कर, घर  पहुँच  कर, देना  मिस  कॉल ,

के  वो  था  अलग  ही  दौर,

वो  समय  था  कुछ  और,

अब  तो  मिलती  हैं  नज़रें  Profile  pic  profile  से,

और  छूने  का  एहसास  मिलता  है  click   Mouse-pointer-2  से,

के  मुलाक़ातों  पर  लड़ना  हुआ  अब  आम  है,

पर  मिलने  के  fb status  पे…  likes  तमाम  है,

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दो  पल  का  इंतेज़ार  तो  ग़ज़ब  ही  ढा  गया,

के  मिस  कॉल  की  जगह  अब  blue  tick   unnamed आ  गया,

के  अब  छत  पर  नहीं… online  दीदार  होते  हैं,

twitter4  पर  हंसते  हैं  और  skype-logo-open-graph   पर  रोते  हैं,

ये   WIFI  wifi-medium-signal-symbol_318-50381  जेनरेशन  क्या  जाने?  वो  मोहब्बत, वो  एहसास,

के  अब  फोन  नहीं  गर  स्मार्ट, तो  कुछ  नही  है  पास,

के  Transformer   f2cceea180a85d88539cad126a5d9433  के  भेस  में, बैठा  है  जैसे  प्यार  का  फूल,

Online  आकर  पुरानी  बातें…गये  हैं  जैसे  सब  भूल,

गये  हैं  सब  भूल…

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This post is written for Indispire Edition 128: Technology is destroying relationships. Genuine relationships are subsumed by Facebook and whatsapp… #Relationship.

मैं आज़ाद हूँ

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एक श्रद्धांजलि

(23 July 1906- 27 Feb 1931)


के  जिनके  बलिदान  के  बिस्तर  पर ,

हम  चादर  ताने  सोते  हैं ;

शत  शत  नमन  उन  वीरों  को,

जो  शहीद  होकर  ही  आज़ाद  होते  हैं ||

                                 -doc2poet

 

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चिंगारी  आज़ादी  की  सुलगी  मेरे  ज़हन  में  है,

इन्क़लाब  की  ज्वालायें  लिपटी  मेरे  बदन  में  हैं,

मौत  जहाँ  जन्नत  हो  वो  बात  मेरे  वतन  में  है,

क़ुर्बानी  का  जज़्बा  ज़िंदा  मेरे  कफ़न  में  है ||

                                       -चंद्रशेखर आज़ाद 

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May his soul rest in peace, Amen.

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