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— Nilujam

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— Nilujam


There was a camp fire by the side of the beach, where each one of us sat in circle talking, giggling and singing. Everyone’s face was flickering through the humble fire, when somebody started discussing about his personal journey. With a deep breathe and glitter in his eyes, he started saying, “Do you believe that the sea can hear you and if it could speak, what story would it tell of us?”

Each of us waiting in anticipation, hoping to hear a tale born from bonfire, sat closer. Some cuddled, some tapped into the warmth of flickering fire, some welcomed the cool breeze touching their very person and some just listened.

Our friend, with his eyes gazing into the ever beautiful sea reflecting moon’s love, put his hands in his pocket and murmured softly, “She was beautiful, but more importantly, she was a brilliant human being full of strength, perseverance and determination.” He continued, with a pause, “Ah yes, I was in love with her. Heck, even today I am ! But, fate had chosen different paths for us. So, I guess we were never meant to be together !”

“Her story is something straight from a fiction but at the same time, real enough to let these lands remember her, keeping her secrets deep within their breasts.”

With a hint of nostalgia in his eyes, he wiped his tears and continued, “It is time that the world knows of her endeavors, sacrifices and unforgettable time, we spent together”.

“But, before I continue, I would like to recite you a poem in her memory”

[Hindi]

Ummeed bhi na thi hogi unse mulakat kabhi,
Thokar khaa kar padi thi meri zindagi raaston mein,
Mil kar unse aisa laga jaise amrit mil gayi,
Dekha jab pehli baar, to samajh mein aaya aankhon se hi pyaar,
Chaand bhi sharma jaaye andhere mein,
Roshni bhi kam pad jaaye surya ki,
Thi unki aisi khubsurti,
Thi awaaz me itni mithaas,
Subah se shaam sunte rahe unki awaaz,
Door reh kar samajh me aaya, hota hai kya pyaar ka ehsaas,

Hone lagi chitthiyon me mulakaatein,
Badhne lagi apni raatein,
Par fir se ek baar, thi kismat ki nayi chaal,
Zindagi, zimmedaari aur samaaj me hone lage hum ek duusre se duur,
Samaaj ko thi na manjur,
Zamaane ko thi shikwaa,
Bhej dena chahti thi duniya, use kisi aur ke paas aur mujhse duur,

Samay bhi ro pada dekha jab usne uski takleef,
Meri koshishon ke baad bhi, haarne lagi meri naseeb,
Ho gaye judaa hum,
Anjaan is baat se, kismat ne likhi hai humaari zindagi me ek dhun !

[/Hindi]

Painful and strange as was their beginning, so was the nature. It started to drizzle as if the sky listened and tears rolled down her cheeks. Each one of us hurriedly, trying to find shelter away from the song of night. But, he just stayed a while embracing the falling stars. After a while, he walked and stood beside us in a shallow cave.

With a smile on his face, he continued, “Yes, we met, we separated. That is how our story began, that is how her story began!”

— To be continued

— Nileshaayar

Digital genome


There is a port in my heart,
A small gap of prudent part;

When open emanates a wavelength of invisible light,
A signal in search of another site,
And when connected, gleams like a neon light;

Vibrating at local frequency, sends a love pulse of binary,
Sharing a connection which is more pure than a refinery;

A breathtaking view where sparks fly,
Immersing the dark sky in unbundled joy of mackerel sky;

Such is the connection,
It generates emancipation,
Triggers beats in an unbeatable generation;

Strands become veins,
Open port my heart,
Frequency my nerves,
With drops of digital rain,
I become humane !

— Nilupoet

My big bang theory


Zamane mein kabhi, khili thi ek gulaab lal bhare rang ki;
Jadon mein jiske thi zindagi;

Aisi thi rachna kudrat ki,
Khushbu ne jiski murdon me bhi jaan daal di;

Ban gayi ummeed ki kiran viraane me,
Parchhayi jiski samundar ban gayi;

Achhaiyon me uski thi mithaas,
Banzar jameen me bhi daal diya ehsaas;

Tanhayi ko bhi jisne ruksa kiya,
Ban gayi woh madhur awaz;

Rang gayi ruuh jiski lal rang me,
Khuda ne di use zindagi isi jeevan me,
Pankhudiyan uski ban gaye dil,
Aur jadein uski dhadkan,
Bina kisi taalim ke usne bolna sikha diya,
Shaayaron ko shaayari,
Duniya ko usne insaniyat,
Aur mujhe jeena sikha diya!

— Nileshaayar

Fuel to the heart


Jami thi dhul, dil ki lakiron par

Jab khul gayi jang bhari nasle aahat unki sunkar,

Dil ki suraj me ho gayi zindagi ruksaar,

Aur hum yunhi chupke se dil de baithe karke unka deedar;

Kismat ko thi nahi manjoor, zamane ko thi shikwa,

Phir bhi ye bewakuf dil na samjha na maana;

Puchha tanhayi ne mujhse kyun rehte ho udaas,

Kaha maine, “Panktiyon me kya bayaan karun ehsaas”,

Ho na jaye taklif unke dil ko, dooriyon me kiya bardaasht;

Pahunchayi jab chhot galti se, tut gaya dil mera us din se;

Chal rahe hain jo tedhe silsile galtiyon ke, kab sidhe honge raaste us mukaam par,

Kyunki bhatak gaya hoon kinaara dhund dhund kar;

Achhaiyaan unki shaayad na milegni fir se, soch kar yahi reh gaya main apne samundar me,

Na jaante hue bhi jine laga dusron ki zindagi me;

Dhadkan jaisi ruk si gayi ho, saanson ka hissab jaise guumm sa gaya ho,

Dard itna pehle na tha, jab hua ehsaas unke jaane ke baad!

— Nileshaayar

Meri roshni


Chaandni ki chaadar me lipti hui kaali raat ke andhere me,

Talaash me nikal pada main ek roshni ki, meri roshni;

Kabhi jhilmilati, kabhi lehrati, kabhi duur, kabhi paas, kabhi sisakti, kabhi chamakti,

Bewafai hai ya bewakufi;

Ek taraf moum ko pighla kar aansu bana deti aur dusri oaur pathhar ko tarash kar dil!

Meri roshni, gumm ho jaaye to samajhna gam hai mera, mil jaaye to samajhna toufah mera!

— Nileshaayar

Kya hai dastaan meri


GUm hain aankhein meri,

Khamosh hai jubaan meri,

Panktiyon me kya bayaan karun,

Dil se pucho kya hai dastaan meri

Nileshaayar

Hain parchaiyon mein kisi ki


Hai parchaiyon mein kisi ki, pehchaan tiki meri.

Hai dhadkan mein meri, saanse kisi ki basi.

Hai sapno mein mere, yaadein kisi ki saji.

Yaad woh karke dekhen …

Dekhen woh yaad karke mujhe,

Karenge woh yaad jitni baar mujhe,

Mar kar bhi waapas aaunga har baar yeh waada hai unhe.

Nileshaayar


Reh jaayenge palkon par yaadon ke ehsaas,

Jo dengi kabhi khushi to kabhi dengi kar udaas.

Hai bina yaadon ke mushkil jina yahaan,

Thaam lo isliye har pal ka samaa,

Hatheliyon par lo samet har lamha,

Rok lo waqt abhi yahaan,

Hai kya jina yaadon ke bina,

Na tum ho paas to hai yaadon me milna.

Nileshaayar