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Ajnabi/अजनबी – A to Z Challenge Day 1

A

The letter A. The first one in the list. And I wanted to start with Hindi as I did last time too. Initiating the A to Z Challenge with Hindi as a token of respect to the language which is the basis of all the learning that I could accumulate so far and would continue to imbibe in the future.

Thank you Google Search for the image

Thank you Google Search for the image

 

अजनबी/Ajnabi in English means ‘a Stranger’

है तो अजनबी
पर अपना सा लगता है
कड़कती धूप सी ज़िंदगी मे
एक सुहाना सपना सा लगता है
आ जाए गर सामने
तो क्या पहचानूँगी मैं उसे
आ जाए गर सामने
तो क्या पहचानूँगी मैं उसे
दिल पर कोई तो दस्तक होगी
शायद ऐसा लगता है
है तो अजनबी
पर पता नहीं क्यूँ अपना सा लगता है

 

सोचती हूँ अक्सर उसके बारे में
लोगों की भीड़ में
तन्हाई के सन्नाटे में
सुकून देता है उसका ख़याल
जैसे एक घने जंगल में
किसी चिड़िया की हो आवाज़
जैसे एक नाव
आ गयी हो अपने साहिल के पास
जैसे रात के अंधेरे में
मुस्कुराता हुआ चाँद

 

है तो अजनबी
पर अपना साया सा लगता है
दिसंबर की सर्दी में
चाय का गरम प्याला सा लगता है
हुए गर हम रु-बा-रु
तो क्या पहचानेगा वो मुझे
हुए गर हम रु-बा-रु
तो क्या पहचानेगा वो मुझे
दिल सुनेगा वो धीमी सी आहट
शायद ऐसा लगता है
है तो अजनबी
पर पता नहीं क्यूँ अपना ही साया लगता है

English Translation:

Though he is a stranger,
But seems like my own.
Pleasant as a soothing dream,
Of a journey in scorching sun.
Will I recognize him,
If he happen to cross my way?
There will be a knock on the doors of heart,
This is what I believe.
Though he is a stranger,
But I don’t know why he seems to be my own.

I think about him often,
Be it a midst the crowd
Or in the silence of my loneliness.
Even his thought soothes my soul,
Like the sound of a bird
In otherwise calm forest.
Like a boat
Which just met its shore.
Like a shining moon
During the darkest of night.

Though he is a stranger,
But seem as close as my shadow.
Warm as a cup of tea,
In the winters of December.
Will we recognize each other,
If we come face to face?
The heart will hear the sounds of steps,
Is something I believe.
Though he is a stranger
But I don’t know why he seems as close as my shadow.

PS. I wish that the translation in English could rhyme too, but I hope my English readers were able to get the gist of what I tried to say in Hindi. Thank you for reading!

~ooOoo~

Click here to know about my Theme for A to Z Challenge

 

A-to-Z Challenge [April 2015]

APRIL-CALENDAR [2015]

It is back!!!!

Last year was my first time of participating in any kind of blogging challenge. What I liked about it was that there was no competition with anyone else, it rather was with oneself to keep upto the challenge we took up. There was no supervisor to ensure timely and regular posts, but still I managed to complete the challenge. I was happy with my theme, which was about things (non-living) which made me happy. And I was elated to think and write about all those things.

This year we do have an option to go random, but I still would go with the theme. Last year it was about non-living things that made me happy, this time I am going to write about living beings.

Precisely, I am going to write about that someone in  my life who I am still waiting to recognize. A lot of times I did feel that I have met him but it turned out to be a hoax call. So I might be writing about these encounters too.

All in all, this month I am going to pour my heart for someone who is trying to cross the maze of life to meet me! And I would like to call the theme as “The Seeker”

seeking

With this I announce the participation of my blog I for an Eye towards A to Z Challenge.

PS. All posts for my last year’s participation can be found out here.

6 years and counting…

 

Six years, more than half a decade of being a blogger!!!

When I look back; I do feel that yes, things have changed in terms of how I look at my blog. From an emotional blogger who would keep noting down the shift in mood each day on her blog to someone who writes occasionally, about things that she actually wants to share.

So does that mean that there are no emotions or mood swings?

Hell No!!!

That would happen only when I am dead.

Sometimes these emotions are shared on Facebook, sometimes on Whatsapp, few of the times on mails, a few other times here on the blog, many a times on phone with a friend and most of the times with a friend in person.

Blogging has been a blessing in terms of a few good friends that I have met through my blog – directly or indirectly. It was just yesterday, I was telling a friend how I have ‘forced’ a lot of friends into ‘writing’. Not exactly for the blog (to some I did this too) but to write. I consider writing to be a therapy, which helps an individual in a lot of ways. I have mentioned earlier here on this blog that sometimes it has nothing to do with ‘how well you write’, you should just write…for yourself and your sanity.

ZZZZZZZ…

It is an expression portraying the act of sleeping.

Sometimes I think that sleeping is a cure to everything around. A great nap can set your day right, even if nothing actually seem right with it. Sleeping till afternoon is divine. 😛

And because I am very sleepy right now, I would keep this post short.

Sleep well and sleep tight!

YOU

Pic Source: Unknown

Pic Source: Unknown

I am cheating here I know.

I am making A to Z list of non-living things that make me happy, but You reading this right now are a Human Being. But then how can I complete a list (on my blog) of things that make me happy without mentioning You?

You are so wonderful, yes you are! As a fellow human being let me tell you that when you read this you are getting connected to me and it is my duty to tell you that no matter who you are, what your past was, what you do now…you possess much more than you think you do! And that has nothing to do with money. You are more talented than you think you are, you are loved more than what you believe, you have more goodness in you than you think and You alone can make a huge difference. This difference might be made to just one soul but think about how many other souls this new and changed soul would make a difference to!

And yeah, I feel immensely happy whenever you happen to visit my blog, whenever you read what I write, whenever you talk though your comments and likes to share your opinion, I am glad that you are a part of my life. You are irreplaceable!

We may be different,
We may be similar,
We might be neighbours
Or miles apart.

We may know each other,
We may not,
But we do share a bond
Something beyond the thoughts.

Thank YOU!!!

Xmas

Who says that you should belong to a particular religion to celebrate their festival?

I celebrate all that I am aware of…

Christmas is one occasion which fills me with warmth in December’s bone chilling cold. I voluntarily do certain things…like writing a letter to the Santa Claus and putting it in the Red Stocking next to my pillow. Though the Santa hardly paid any heed to my letters, I still continue to do so.

And the main attraction of the season – The Rum Cakes are yummmm!!!!

Writing

Once upon a time I thanked google for searching apt pics for me, rest of the times I took it for-granted :P

Once upon a time I thanked google for searching apt pics for me, rest of the times I took it for-granted 😛

Once upon a time, there was a stupid girl who did not know what to do with her life. Then one day she was forced to create a blog. Her life lit up as if she met the prince charming of her life.

Oh yeah, when you take up writing, when you write something that you like and when you are able to connect with one person out there through your writing; that is how you feel.

google search

google search

It is a therapy that I recommend to each and everyone out there who needs a vent to ‘let it out’.

I advertise it, but not as a ‘skill’. As a ‘tool’ instead to say things which are unsaid and unshared, things which affect you, things that you think no one would understand. This is the way to put them up for others to read and let them figure out if it was a fiction or a real experience.

It is not about being a good writer; it is about being able to share what’s there in you and being able to connect with someone who probably thinks the same way.

Your story might inspire many others

Your story might inspire many others

There are many benefits of incorporating writing in your lifestyle:

  • It could be your best friend, with which you can share your darkest of truth without the fear of it being spread out. Whether or not you share your writing publicly or keep it private is a different thing. Putting it out on a paper or typing it into the computer itself will make you feel better.
  • If you share it publicly; there is a possibility of making new friends or sharing deeper bonds with the ones you already have, if you are able to connect with the chords of their heart.
  • Try story narration and you can think, live, behave, talk, walk like different characters you would write about.
  • You can make you enemies a character in your story and can take revenge by killing them at the end of the story. 😛
  • If you continue to write for a longer time, there would be a time when you would reflect back and think that you have come a long way.
  • And as they say practice is the key to perfection, who knows one day we might be reading your book; inspiring many others. 🙂
Live life differently

Live life differently

Give yourself the liberty to be free of the thoughts that bother you. Write Write and WRITE!!!

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