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January 25, 2005

for all my Indian friends

Absolutely wonderful...

Ye degree bhi lelo ye naukri bhi lelo
Bhale cheen lo mujse US ka visa
Magar muzko lauta do college ki canteen
Vo kam chaay ka pani vo theekha samosaa
college ke canteen main hum sab the raja

vo kadi dhoop mein aapne ghar se niklna
vo project ke khatir shahar bhar bhatakna
vo lecture mein doston ki proxy lagaana
vo sir ko chidana, aeroplane udaana
vo submission ki raato ko jagna, jagaana
vo orals ki kahani vo lab-on ka kissa..

vo dusronke assignment ko apnaa bananaa
vo seminar ke din pairo ka chhtpatana
vo workshop mein din raaat pasina bahanaa
vo exam ke din ka baichain maahaul

par vo maa ka vishwas teacher ka bharosaa
college ki vo lambisi raatein
vo dosto se thele pe pyaari si baatein
vo gathering ke dinka ladna jhagadnaa

vo ladkiyon ka yuhin hamesha akadnaa
bhulaye nahi bhul saktahai koi
Jivan ka ek atoot hissa..
vo college ki yadein, vo college ke din...
Koi to lauta de mere college ke din...

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Excellent...
Can I re-write in Hindi and put on my blog?

Posted by: Jitendra Chaudhary | Jan 29, 2005 7:16:29 AM

Both Jagjit Singh's original ghazal and the version by the poem's author evoke nostalgia.

Posted by: Arian | Jan 26, 2005 8:20:25 AM

Atanu, I am not the author of this (though have done similar ones on the same song). This is based on Jagjit Singh's "Woh Kagaz ki Kashti" Below are the lyrics for the original:

ye daulat bhii le lo, ye shoharat bhii le lo
bhale chhiin lo mujhase merii javaanii
magar mujhako lauTaa do bachapan kaa saavan
vo kaagaz kii kashtii, vo baarish kaa paanii

% || Jagjit ||
muhalle kii sabase nishaanii puraanii
vo bu.Dhiyaa jise bachche kahate the naanii
vo naanii kii baato.n me.n pariyo.n kaa Deraa
vo chahare kii jhuri.ryo.n me.n sadiyo.n kaa pheraa
bhulaae nahii.n bhuul sakataa hai koI
vo chhoTii sii raate.n vo lambii kahaanii

% || Chitra ||
ka.Dii dhuup me.n apane ghar se nikalanaa
vo chi.Diyaa vo bulabul vo titalii paka.Danaa
vo gu.Diyaa kii shaadii me.n la.Danaa jhaga.Danaa
vo jhuulo.n se giranaa vo gir ke sambhalanaa
vo piital ke chhallo.n ke pyaare se tohafe
vo TuuTii huI chuu.Diyo.n kii nishaanii

% || Jagjit ||
kabhii ret ke U.Nche Tiilo.n pe jaanaa
gharau.nde banaanaa banaake miTaanaa
vo maasuum chahat kii tasviir apanii
vo Kvaabo.n khilauno.n kii jaagiir apanii
na duniyaa kaa Gam thaa na rishto.n ke ba.ndhan
ba.Dii khuubasuurat thii vo zi.ndagaanii

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Posted by: SV | Jan 26, 2005 7:10:39 AM

Are you the author of the poem? Is it set to the tune of any particular song -- such as "Koi lauta dey mere beetay huay din"?

Posted by: Atanu Dey | Jan 25, 2005 9:11:59 PM

Very nice!

Posted by: Tushar Pandya | Jan 25, 2005 11:20:02 AM

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