Thursday, 25 February 2010

If Sachin is GOD...

If Tendulkar is GOD then what is Federer.. Pele..Best..Woods..Giggs..Anand.?? I wud say they are super GODS!

Yesterday's innings of 200 runs at Roopsingh stadium Gwalior by Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar prompted me to stand and just applause in salutation. The entertainment was superb. The ability shown was tremendous. And we all in the office waited for the moment which came on the last third ball of the ultimate over of Indian ( I call it BCCI's team henceforth.) innings. 200. The first 200 recored in ICC's ODI format of cricket. And that too from a Man who  people say deserved the most. Lara forgotten, Anwar thrashed ( will later on tell why) and all other people subdued. Work stopped for some time. Sweets distributed. And yes what a relief that finally SRT has done it. Today I receive many mails just about one MAN, and now I am prompted to write this post.

Of late I have avoided writing because I felt that expression of feelings is not really needed. It is on our discretion how we feel. We can not make any  body happy and we can not make any one sad. So why express? But I am prompted as I am humane(not compassionate..but meant to be changing actions).

" I have seen GOD. He bats at number four for India." - Matthey Hayden, former member CA cricket team. And most of the cricket lovers and Indian cricket fans agreed, most strongly yesterday only with the above statement and some of 'em told me that yes Sachin is GOD. I too nodded, when I meant, doubt. But does Sachin makes impact on lives who are ending craving of hunger. Or the goverment gives him INR 10 lakhs which could be used for drought hit area near Gwalior. Well later they say they need to take loans!

Amazing is this world But even in sports, people forget very soon the likes of Kapil Dev who helped us get a world cup when we were amatuer in cricket. People forget the likes of Brian Lara who displayed how a person enjoys ball to ball batting. He would have hit a SIX after 196 and got to 200. Even if he would have got out, he wouldn't have regret.

Yes, I accept and I being a fan of SRT for 19+ years now that he is one of greatest sports person. But if he is the best sportsman then what about ROGER FEDERER., TIGER WOODS, M SHUMACHAR  and MOHAMMAD ALI. Well sorry me too forgot few big old names. DHYANCHAND - the great hockey player who was offered by Germany! The Black Perl - PELE and the footballing best - GEORGE BEST from Belfast! Ryan Giggs from ManUtd.

Yes, if at all Sachin is GOD lets accept these people named and many more are Super Gods. !  No one is GOD. They are all Men.

(PS: Indian cricket team based on a region called  India bordered Pakistan, Bangladesh and China and few more countries is so called INDIAN CRICKET TEAM in which GOVT has no say. BCCI is a private organization which controls it. thought the players are of Indian origin, the coach for past 6 years atleast is not Indian, the psychologists, the physiotherapists and so on are non Indians. The dress is manufactured by NIKE - non Indian company. If some player is injured - they have to go out of India (the place of which people are proud to be of their cricket team)to get fit as INDIA doesn't have the infrastructure to get them fine and the list is long - SO what so Indian about this team .
PS: One person yesterday told me that he is happy more for record of Paki player was broken. I was amazed that he sad that. Anwar was a great player and this disrespect is against sports. he was literally thrashed for doing something which was done first time many years back. Even before his GOD Sachin dared to reach near it. Even Sachin apllauded Anwar
PS: These are just my views and don't intend to offend any one )

Tuesday, 2 February 2010

बस चले आना

हमें मोहब्बत है आपसे,
आपकी तबस्सुम से.
ये लबों का हिलना मुस्कुराने के लिए
जैसे कोई जादू हो गम-ए-दिल मिटाने  के लिए.
इसकी खातिर, पेशे खिदमत कुछ भी सरकार करेंगे
वक़्त जो  आपने माँगा है , बहुत थोड़ा है
उम्र भर हम आपका इंतज़ार करेंगे.
बस आना कभी जो आप तो यूँ ही आना
लब सिले न हों, गम कोई न हो
मुस्कराहट का मरहम हो, इस दिल के लिए
वो जादू जो तबस्सुम का , उसे लेते आना !
राह-ए-उम्र पड़ी है 'राही' का सफ़र
जब आपकी मर्ज़ी हो बस चले आना!

Meristan mein baharistani (Baharistanis in Meristan)

All the characters and ares used in this story are fictious and carry no resemblance with some one. If there is any then it is only a coincidence.
इस कहानी के सभी पात्र काल्पनिक हैं और उनका किसी भी घटना या जगह से कोई लेना देना नहीं है. अगर कोई मेल खता है तोह ये मात्र संजोग है!

"Hit Him! Don't Let him Go! Catch !" , shouted  Meer. They caught hold of a young man. He was around eighteen years of age. Smart  and educated boy. They started beating him. After he was bashed up, he lay on the street not in the condition of getting up. He thought bewildered "why" ?

Hi, I am Tarun. I was the young man in the above story. Now I am an old man. Old enough, that I don't need to introduce my self to everyone as old. They already know by my gray hair. I was born in Baharistan. I lived my17 years here and went to study in Meristan. Many people used to go then. Some to earn money and others for studies.

After the incident happened I always used to think why did they do that? Why to me ? I did not even know them. I was so hurt and heart broken. My self respect and along me Baharistan's self respect called and defamed the incident judging the persons who hit me criminals and Meristan a place which is unsafe and hostile. I wanted those guys to get punished. I never ever had hit any body there. Then Why , i wondered.

The incidents grew. Baharistanis in Meristan and vice versa were not having a good time. I was happy when a Meristani got hit on my land. This continued and relations worsened.

The aftermath of initial incidents was really unfortunate and today when I see back I feel ashamed. Not at my self , not at others and not at my land or outside land, but I feel ashamed at us all as humans. We never tried to get to the core of the reason why all this violence and hatred grew.

Today I realise, we Baharistanis were creating a influence in Meristan which was not in synchronization with their culture. As they did here in Baharistan. We never accepted each other's culture.
We always felt that women were bound to behave in a certain way. One example, like they should not wear short skirts and show off. If they do so our mentallity as per our culture was that yes, she is like this because she wants a guy and so on the young guys talks. They did not like the adulturation in their culture and rarely but they say.

The other way round happened in our land. Then finally the patience and power of tolerance ended. A flurry of violent things stared and the relationships ruined.

I feel guilty for the day I was happy when a Meristani was hit in my land. I feel I should be more of a human than a blind Patriot. It should've been a positive nationalism , which seems to be dying today.
 As I lay on my death bed today I remember all this and think that I am going to meet Meer in the after life. Yes the same Meer who hit me. Yes, the same Meer I killed in revenge of Baharistan's self respect. . . . .

नफरत से क्या हासिल है तुम्हे होने वाला
अरे ओ आग से आग को बुझाने वालों
सागर भरे पड़े हैं,  उसे फैला दो
बड़े बड़े तंज-ओ-गिला कसने वालों
अपने रकीब से मोहब्बत कर लो
अपने ही दोस्त को मिटने वालों
नफरत से क्या हासिल है तुम्हे होने वाला

दिल-ए-गुल कोई खिला लो
ओह गुलिस्तान को मिटने वालों!

Monday, 1 February 2010


Never before I thought that I will be Spending in 5figures amount in a Day just for apparels and things which I like to do. Wooo. I did it and it felt awesome to spend so much in a day. The day was superb. No pressure as such. Only things in mind which pinched were that I had two superb matches to see but NO TV at home.

One the grand final of Australian Open - Roger Federer v Andy Murray! Murray is only one player who has beaten Federer more often than lost. But the glorious form and the calmness of character on crucial points gave the GOD of tennis another Grandslam win. The 16th of all. Wow! What a number that is!  I have really loved to see the graceful, charismatic game of Roger. Alas! I missed the match . No TV and no Cable. :(

Another headturner. Arsenal v ManUtd at the Emirates. As I being a hardcore Manchester United fan, was tensed and partially confident. United's win against the City in the Carling Cup in the last meeting was the positive energy I thought will help us. And yes what a match. Alas again! No TV. I was out shopping hoping to get back in the society and to some friend's house by 9:25p. Couldn't catch up thought. Bought a ManUtd Sweat Shirt in traditional colour of RED. Have waited for it long enough now. Finally got the news, a good news and what a time to buy the tshirt. United 2-0 up. And finally I reached home, and saw the second half.
What a Day I had?

It couldn't have been better. 
I salute Roger Federer again. GLORY GLORY MANUTD.
 (will be back with a new ghazal and some controversial writings tonite :D)