Friday, November 29, 2013

कल रात एक ख्वाब देखा, तुम्हे अपने साथ देखा
तुम वही थे खिलखिलाते हुए, मै वही थी मुस्कुराती हुई 
तुम्हारी मुहब्बत से भरी आँखों को, मेरी टिमटिमाती निगाहों मई झांकते देखा 
तुम्हारा ध्यान खीचने के लिए झूट मूठ का रूठना, और तुम्हारा मुझे मानना 
सब दोस्तों के बीच आँखों ही आँखों में कुछ कह जाना 
लोगों से छुप छुप के तुम्हारा मुझे बाहों में लेना, और किसी अजनबी के आते ही मेरा तुम्हारी बाँहों से निकल जाना 
जैसे कल ही कि बात हो, बहार का चुपके से आ के हमारी जिंदगी में बस जाना, 

तुम वही थे अपनी शरारतों से मुझे सताते, रुलाते, मानते हुए 
मै वही थी मुस्कुराती, शर्माती और तुम्हारी हर बात पे सौ सौ बार मर जाती हुई 
एक छोटी सी दूनिया थी हमारी, किसी से उधार ली हुई 
पर लगती थी बिलकुल अपनी, हमारे छोटे छोटे से लम्हों से भरी हुई
तुम वेसे ही थे कि जैसे कोई परवाह नहीं, पर मेरे तुम्हारी निगाहों से ओझल होते ही मुझे ढूठते हुए 
मै वही थी हर छोटी सी बात पे समुंदर छलकाती, तुम्हारे दूर चले जाने का सोच कर भी घबराती और तुम्हारी खुशियों कि दुवाएं मांगती हुई 
जो बात लगती है सदियों पुरानी, उसे अभी अभी साकार देखा 
कल रात एक ख्वाब देखा

जब नींद खुली तो जी में आया फिर सो जाऊं, उन्ही सपनो कि दुनियां में फिर खो जाऊं 
तुम्हे अपने सपनों में फिर से पा लूं और तुम्हे फिर से खुद में समां लूं 
और फिर भूल जाऊं कि वो हकीकत नहीं, और फिर एक बार  
कल रात एक ख्वाब देखा 



Sunday, July 4, 2010

बरसात

इन भीगी भीगी बूंदों के साथ, तेरी याद भी चली आई.
तेरा वो पहला पहला अहसास, वो मिठास भी चली आई.
वो पहली  बारिश  जब मै भीगी थी तेरे साथ,
इन बूंदों के साथ उसी मिटटी की खुशबू भी चली आई.
उसी आँगन  मै, तेरे मेरे साथ खेलते बच्चे,
और उन सखियों की खिलखिलाहट भी चली आई.
हमें पहले प्यार मै भीगते हुए देख जिन लोगों के दिल जले थे,
उन लोगों की ख्स्फुसाहट भी चली आई.
इन भीगी भीगी बूंदों के साथ, तेरी याद भी चली आई.


उस भीगी बरसात मै भीगे हुए से हम.
दोस्तों के साथ चाय पकोड़ो की महक भी चली आई.
कुछ हुआ था उस दिन शायद, तुम्हारी नजरो को पहली बार महसूस किया था मैंने.

मुझे कनखियों से देखते हुए तुम और तुम्हारी शरारत भरी मुस्कान भी चली आई.
उस पहले अहसास की करामात चली आई.
हर वो पल, वो शख्श जिसने वो महफिल सजाई थी.
उन सबकी सूरतें मेरे तस्सव्वुर में चली आई.
तुम्हारी मुझसे जुडी हुई हर दास्तान चली आई.
इन भीगी भीगी बूंदों के साथ, तेरी याद भी चली आई.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

उसे देख चाँद भी पीला हो गया

हाय वो कितना सजीला हो गया।

जहर खा के कर ली उसने खुदकुशी,

और मेरा जिस्म नीला हो गया।

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

आज तन्हाई मे फिर तेरी याद आई

आज तन्हाई मे फिर तेरी याद आई।
मेरे टूटे हुए दिल से ये फरियाद आई, तेरे दर्दे गम से झुलसा हुआ ये दिल,
मेरी जिंदगानी की आज शामत आई।
जिस तरह सोचती हु हर पल तुझे, दिल ये पूछता है
क्या तुझे भी मै कभी याद आई ?
पर फिर ख़ुद को ही समझाता है, क्या किसी परवाने को भुझी हुई शमा भी कभी याद आई ?
आज फिर से तेरी याद आई।
इन्तजारे यार से थकी हुई ये नज़र, आज फिर से इन्हे तेरी वही सूरत याद आई।
तेरे चाँद से चेहरे की रौशनी मै फिर से मेरी रंगत नहाई।
सुना है तेरे चेहरे का नूर कही खो गया।
क्या तुझे भी वही शामे याद आई ?
शामो से एक बात और याद आई , जिन्दगी की वो हसीं रातें याद आई ।
आज फिर से तेरी याद आई।

Manali Menia

25 Dec 2008


We left Office at 11:30. Christmas was yet to come. Atul asked me to come quickly cause I had to Pick my stuff from my PG. Saumya & Sunny were too excited to see snow and didn't want to waste any time in the office.
After Picking up my Stuff from my place our journey started..
I could see the excitement in each one of us. Sunny had to change seat as his long legs were not fitting in the back seat and was asking Saumya to take her seat forward, Saumya a bit irritated told him her seat is already moved forward and can't be adjusted more than that. I was a bit scared that he'll keep on cribbing all the way that his legs can't fit in this car.
As Atul had to drive till Chandigarh, we all decided to listen to a good and loud music on the way so all of us don't feel sleepy. Saumya was the DJ for the night and was given the responsibility of playing good music.
We crossed Delhi at around 12 O'clock and called William to wish Christmas. He spoke to everyone and asked who all are in the car? I told him that we four are together and Renu & Moni are in Gary's car & Gary is coming to drop them to Chandigarh.
William's reaction was "All the fun loving people are in one car and the boring people are on the other one" and gave his invaluable advise to ask Moni to laugh sometime as he never see him smiling in the office.








Saumya was speaking to her Bhabhi, Sunny was massaging to all his friends and Atul was laughing at us saying "Diwali nai hai".
Aru called back at around 1:30 when she came back from Church after her midnight prayers. She was happy to celebrate Christmas with her family as this wll be her last Christmas before marriage. Pasang was still in Delhi.
At around 4 we stopped at "Sukhdev ka Dhaba" near Murthal.
Moni, Me & Renu ordered tea for ourselves. Saumya ordered for 'Kadha hua Dudh' and Sunny, Atul & Gary went inside the car to warm themselves with a shot. It was Freezing. Renu took hours to come out from the loo and her tea turned in to water by the time she was back. Dhaba was almost full.
Just after minutes we left the Dhaba Atul started facing problems in driving. The fog was so dense that even the road wasn't visible. Atul wanted to follow a waganar but that smart guy slowed down and Atul had to move forward. Every vehicle was waiting for the other to move forward so that they can follow. After 2-3 Km atul asked saumya to call gary as he had fog lights in his Alto. saumya called moni and asked him to wait for us. Moni was very furious as gary was driving at the speed of 100 km /hr & gary was laughing at the background. I was relieved that we were with atul as he wasn't increasing the speed fr0m more that 35km/hr.
everybody was praying that we reach chandigarh by 7:30 cause we had a bus from Chandigar to manali at 8. We reached Chandigarh at arround 6:30 & Sunny again started to show me the 'government hospital' " ye hospital is corner se us corner tak hai, government hospital hai par ekdum clean, magar Bheer bahut hoti hai" See sadda Chandigarh, how clean! sarke dekhi ekdum makkhan." "This is Tribune Chauk, My favourite Chandigarh". "Shweta That's my SD College"
finally i had to remind him that I have seen all the places earlier.
As we were not late we decided to warm ourselves with coffee so we straight away went to "Aroma" but there was no milk. Renu started teasing Sunny "kya hua chandigarh ko? Ek coffee bhi nai mili yaha" Saumya also joined Renu.
We went to to sector 43 bust stand and kept our stuff in a restaurant. Atul left for Mohali, rest all of us had breakfast and Gary also left for Patiyala. I had to change so me and renu went to washroom. i was almost shocked to see the washroom and generally we don't expect to see such clean washrooms in public places like this. Really this thing about Chandigarh impressed me that even the public places were very neat & clean.
Moni was worried if Rachit will be on time or not? Sunny me & Renu came out to see the bus.
Sun was rising and Sunny was saying I haven't seen the sun rising from months. We went near to a volvo and saw the plate stating "Delhi to Manali" and that was the only v0lvo for Manali. It was 7:50 when we went back to everyone. Moni was worried as rachit was nowhere in picture and wasn't picking up the phone as well.Sunny went to check for the bus timing and told us that the bus will move at 8:30.
finally at 8:20 we saw Rachit jumping and waving his fingures in his hair and coming towards us.
finally everybody's faces lighted up including Moni. Why were you not picking up the phone was Rachit's first question. Sunny, Saumya & Moni looked at each other with puzz
led eyes and stared Rachit, "we were not picking up or you were not picking up"? Rachit as per his style laughed.




We were introduced to his cousin who was a tall 6 feet guy in his twenties " Rohit". Everybody was ready to go. All girls were standing with the bags & guys started looking for the bus.



The adventure didn't come to an end yet. Infact it was just the starting. after some time sunny came back with a news that the bus is ot going to Manali as there is some fault. Nobody was happy with the suggested idea of going to Manali by local bus but Rachit & Rohit were so excited to go that they didn't want to wait and just wanted to move.


We picked our bags and went to the backside of the bus stand and than began a long journey of phone calls to arrange a vehicle to go to Manali. Every body was dead tired.








Finally after much of a discussion we hired a Wringer for 6500 for both the sides. We adjusted all the bags in the front seat with the driver and we al sat at the back. There was no music but just a big speaker. Everyone was dozing except Rachit & Sunny. Rachit wanted to know about EXL, for him it wasn't an office but was like a college only fun to work in. Sunny was teasing him if he is still alone or blessed with a girl friend as every girl used to call him "Bhaiya".




Journey was going on and we crossed Chandigarh. On the way we stopped at Sanjha Chulha and had some food. After that we all woke up after few hours and stopped at a roadside Dhaba in Bilaspur. Sunny's stomach was upset by now and he ran towards loo. We took some Photographs. One of the classic Picture is this.






After the break we headed towards our destinationवे On the way now we realised that river "Byas" was running along with us. It was dark outside now and the river was not clearly visible.On the way near Mandi came a Tunnel about which we heard one more story from the famous story teller "Sunny Chopra" that when they went on a college trip, all the girls and the boys were on the same bus sitting with each other and when the tunnel ended the teachers had to seperate the guys & girls in to different buses. When we entered the tunnel there were lights all over and it was giving a feel of a forgien land. It was almost 4 KM long Tunel. We were told later that along with it there is one more tunnel which runs beneath this tunnel which takes all the water from river "Byas" to a dam.


We Reached Hotel Gilbert at around 11 Pm We had our food and headed towards our rooms. we took three rooms 1 was for girls and the other 2 were for guys. Nobody knows when they went in the lap of sleep. I woke up with Atul's Voice "Uth jao ab" and he sidelined the curtains and..................... We saw the most beautiful view we could ever see from our window. Mountains were hidden under the sheet of snow. Everyone was mesmerised by the beauty.




























After Breakfast we started for "Jagatsukh Temple" made by "Pandavas". It is made of wood and a very good wood work can be seen there.


We went inside the temple, there was a lady sitting at the temple and was looking like a simple house wife dressed in a local traditional dress. She told us a small story as to how "Ma" gave darshan to "Pandava"and then asked us to pay money for electricity and "Jyot" of Mandir.

Sunny & Atul were looking at each other as where ever we go people ask for money in the name of religion.



We headed towards "Rawrich art gallery " and on the way saw some fishery Pond and stopped there and I was the first one to reach in between the waters. We had fun there but I was really in a very bad condition as it was so cold and I was completly wet as I fell in the water.








After that we straight away reached to "Nagar Castle". It's the same place where "Pucho na pucho song was picturised. It's a beautiful castle made of wood and was around 100 t 150 years old and taken care by HP tourism. The ticket was 15 Rs each.





We went to HP Toursim club after that and planed to do 0 point river crossing. Rachit as usual was over excited and was saying " Be adventurous guys". Everyone was very excited. Sunny was the first one to go as he wanted to show his experience in that field. Moni, Renu, Atul & Rohit went through the same thing and now it was my chance.



I was a bit scared seeing the rope from this end to the other end of the river. I just started pulling myself towards the other end. It was fun going to the other end of the river hanging with a rope but...... when the man on the other side started to push the rope downwords, all the memories of the childhood came back when I use to see that I am falling from the sky.


Next went saumya and apposite to everyone's expectation did the task without getting too scared.


Now it was only Rachit left and everybody started cheering him up. But the moment he went down hanging with the rope, started shouting "Ab kya karoon ?"


everybody was shouting "Be adventerous yaar".


when Rachit reached in the middle of the river, the rope man started pushing the rope faster and Rachit's screams got louder. I asked the rope man to slow down & when he did... we heard " yeeeesss " yeeessss" as if a mouse has won a battle against the cat..


everyone burst out laughing...


When Rachit got back after his breath taking adventure we got a group photo clicked which has become the memory of a life time.. I've got that photo hanged in my cupboard.





We went to the market after that and four of us Moni, Renuka Sunny & Me went to buy a pair of shoes. We were looking for the rest of the group after shopping and spotted them in a raustourant called "Shane Panjaab".


We went inside and started asking each other what to order? a waiter came and got pissed off in a minute standing there and said" jab decide kar lo to bata dena" we were really hungry so didn't bother for his attitude.


We ordered chaupsi and choumeen and when we were about to finish it Renu found a hair in it.


Manager was called out but he was a real jerk.. and said we will not charge you for chowmeen but don't bother us now.. everyone got more furious.. after a real hot argument we came out as real dissatisfied customers..


We came back to the hotel had our food & drinks and dozzed off..





Next day we got up early and headed towards "Solang valley" to have the most amazing experience of our lives.


The valley was surrounded with snow covered mountains, standing tall, welcoming..


There were tourists & localites scattered everywhere in the radious of 5km.


The guys of the group spoke to some of the localites and and after much of the bargaining they agreed to take all of us for para gliding for 600 Rs each.


The real adventure began when we started climbing the mountain to jump from the top though initially we never realised what we are heading towards?



The mud was real sleepery towards the top as the snow was melting. Renu rachit and Mohit reached the top without any hessel. I was following them and Moni and Sunny was just behind me.


Atul was helping Saumya to climb. Monir went ahead of me and I was just 200 meter away from him when I saw Monir stuck in the mud. he wasn't able to even move his leg and was about to slip anytime.





I started shouting " somebody please help"! but when I saw four people standing on the rock just a few meter up from Monir prepared to fly the Parachut and about to come running towards him.. I was scared to death..


Monir was in the same situation and was Frantically shouting.. " mai mar jaounga yaar.. don't run.. that's when i woke up from my death sleep and started shouting too.. don't run...


Monir took a deep breath when they stopped trying and started moving towards his left rather then going up...


And as always this time as well I got the benefit of being a girl.. One of the crew member of the same people who were taking parashoot for us came from don't know where to rescue me? and took me along holding my hand and giving directions. He didn't leave the chance of embarrsing me and said " bas madam.. neechey se to kah rahi thi bas itna hi hai? I didn't utter a word.



Every one had a terrible time reaching to the top but finally each one of us was on the top. I was terrified as got a fear of hight and one point of time also thought of leaving the parashoot but there was no escape as there was no other way to go down..



butterflies were flying on my stomach at the very thought of going down by the Gliders.. Rohit was the first one to go. There were two seats in the glider one for you and the other for the pilot. Everytime a glider was taking off two extra people on both the sides were running holding the glider as extra energy was required till the time glider was on the air.


Rachit also went with a successfull take off. suddenly the wind took a turn and almost 7 to 8 passengers couldn't take off their flight one by one falling in to the ground on their head. One of the glider got stuck in a tree nearby.



I got more scared and it took ages when the pilot called one of us. I wasn't able to take it any more so decided to go first. I held my breath but the pilot didn't give me any chance to think anything and just after two steps I was in the air. Oh.. that was the feeling of a lifetime. I was feeling like a bird, all the fear was gone and I was feeling so light. Blood in veins was flowing slowly and I was coming down like a leaf fallen from the tree. Those 3 minutes became the most rememberable moments of my life. Slowly a came down and landed perfectly.





When everyone came down I could see the feeling of an achievement in everyone's face. Each one of us was feeling like a warrier came back after winning a battle. We took our pictures and videos from the people their and went towards the other side of the valley where there was a bit if snow left to play with. Monir's eyes lighted up as this was his first encounter with snow.





After much of an excitement there we came back and went to the hot spring waters, where only Rachit and Rohit enjoyed and everyone else cursed them as all of us was waiting for them.





We started back to Candigarh the same day taking memories of a life time along. There were many small incidents on the way back but the main was when Rachit made the drivers consious as Rachit was continuously staring him and he said " tu manu ke vekh raha hai peechey kudiyo nu vekh."

When all of us came back we told every friend and collegue about our experience and bored our families with Manali talks. For weeks we were in that dream world of Manali. Even after a year passed by and all of us have been parted from each other ;Gary in Gurgaon, Sunny in Pune, Saumya & Atul in Chandigarh, Renu god knows where? and we havn't spoken or heard from Rachit & Rohit Since then but still this blog takes me back in to the memory lane where all of us still enjoying the togetherness. God bless my friends. love you all... a lot..

Sunday, September 20, 2009

शायद तुम्हे याद हो?

शायद तुम्हे याद हो एक बार तुम मुझसे मिले थे।
उस मुलाकात की यादगार आज भी मेरे तस्सवुर मे है।
शायद तुम्हे याद हो की बरसों पहले तुमने मुझे प्यार से देखा था।
उन नजरो की इनायत आज भी मेरे दिल मे है
शायद तुम्हे याद हो एक बार तुमने मुझे छुआ था
उस छुवन की तपिश आज भी मेरे बदन मे है।
शायद तुम्हे याद हो तुमने मुझे प्यार का पैगाम भेजा था।
उस पैगाम का निशां आज भी मेरे जहान मे है
शायद तुम्हे याद हो तुम्ही ने मुझे हजारो ख्वाब दिखाए उन ख्वाबों की ताबीर आज भी मेरी हसरतो मे है।
शायद तुम्हे याद हो एक बार तुम्हारी किसी बात पे मे मुस्कुरायी थी,
वो मुसकुराहट आज भी मेरे होटो पे है।
तुम्हारी ही एक शरारत पे मेरे अश्क बह चले थे,
वो अश्क आज भी मेरी आँखों मे चमकते है।
शायद तुम्हे याद हो एक दिन तुमने मुझे बांहों में लिया था।
उस आगोश की तपिश आज भी मेरे बदन मई है।
शायद तुम्हे याद हो वो पल जो मैंने सिर्फ़ तुम्हारे साथ तुम्हारे लिए बिताये थे
उन सारे लम्हों की यादगार आज भी मेरे सीने मे है।
शायद तुम्हे याद हो तुम्हारे साथ मैंने अपने ख्वाबो मे अपना एक अलग ही जहाँ बसाया था,
उस जहाँ की तस्वीर आज भी मेरे तस्सवुर मे है।
शायद तुम्हे याद हो।
हम साथ साथ हाथो मे हाथ डाले हजारो मील चले थे
उन रास्तो की धूल आज भी मुझे पूछती है की तेरा हम सफर कहाँ है ?
शायद तुम्हे याद हो तुमने फिर मिलने का वादा किया था,
उस वाडे को आज भी पूरा होने का इन्तजार है।
की शायद तुम्हे याद हो .....

I can you feel you

Just wanna tell you that I can feel you.
In the morning when sun rises and peeps up from my window.
When I look in to my mirror& see my face, I can feel your eyes on me.
When suddenly the lock of my hair starts swinging, I can here you singing.
Your are here your everywhere, I can feel you.

When I saw a kid crying, you came in front of me
the way you use to get upset.
I found a rose in my garden, it was just as happy & naughty,
as you are.
I saw a big man afraid of a rat,
he reminded me how brave you have been.
I saw a couple fighting, I got to know how patient you are.
you know I can feel you.

A tear fell from my eye and told me that you are missing me.
Then the rain came and washed everything,
the way you use to clear all my worries.
I saw you when someone was playing with kids.
I saw you when someone was laughing.
I felt you when a fragrance touched my nose.
Your are here, you are everywhere.
I can feel you.