Mohabbat

"Mohabbat bhi Zindagi ki tarah hoti hai
Har mod asaan nehi hota, har mod pe khushiya nehi milti.
Jab hum zindagi ka saath nehi chhodte toh
Mohabbat ka saath kyun chhode??
---Mohabbatein

Saturday, 20 January 2018

Coughing‌‌---Non-Fiction



वैसे तो मै आज कुछ और लिखने बाला था लेकिन कल शाम जो हुआ वोह किस्सा इतनी अलग थि जो मै आपको बताए बिना नही रह सकता, किस्सा बहुत हि ताज़्ज़ुब कि है और इस से कुछ सिख भि मिलती है.


तो हुआ युं...
 
कल शाम मै अपना दोस्त राहुल के साथ बाज़ार गया था, कुछ खरीदारी उसे भी करनी थी और कुच मुझे भी. सब खरीदारी करने के बाद हम आखीर मे सब्जी मन्डी गए. राहुल को आलु खरीदना था, दुकान मे हम दोनो को छोड़ के और तिन खरीदार भी थे, उनमे से दो आंकल थे जो सब्जी ले रहे थे और एक लड़की हमारे जैसा ही इंतेज़ार कर रही थी, लड़की दिखने मे इतनी खुबसुरत थी कि मै बयां नही कर सकता, वैसे तो राहुल उस लड़की को देखे गा ये उम्मीद करना बेकार है, उसे बस एक ही लड़की के बारे मे interest है, एक हि लड़की कि बाते करता है और किसी भी लड़की मे उसको कोइ दिलचस्पी नही है, पिछले दश साल से भी ज़्यादा वक़्त से देख रहा हूँ उसे,ये अलग बात है की वो लड़्की राहुल को कबका छोड़ के चली गई.


लेकीन काल जब राहुल दुकान मे खड़ी उस लड़की को देख रहा था तो मै बहुत खुश हुआ, चलो इस लड़के को कोइ और पसन्द तो आया, लेकिन इस बात को यकीन करने मे मुशकिल हो रही थी, हमे कुछ देर तक वहां इंतज़ार करना पढ़ा और मैने देखा के राहुल उसे बार बार देख रहा था, फिर जब उस लड़की की बारी आइ और वोह सब्जी खरीद रही थी तब भी राहुल उसे ही देख रहा था, मेरा तो दिल नाचने लगा...अब जा के इसे कोइ और पसन्द आया, कितने साल लग गए...



दुकानदार जब उस लड़की को सब्जी दे रहा था तो मै दुकानदार को बीच बीच मे कभी इस सब्जी की तो कभी उस सब्जी की भाव पुछ रहा था ता की उस लड़की
को सब्जी देने मे वक़्त लगे और वो दुकान में ज़्यादा देर तक रहे और राहुल उसे देर तक देख सके, मुझसे जो बन पड़ा मैने किया. उस लड़्की को बहुत सारे सब्जी लेनी थी तो इसि बीच दुकानदार ने हमे आलु दे दिया, मैने सोचा अब तो ये लड़की चली जायेगी तो फिर किया होगा,पर भगबान का लाख लाख शुक्रिया के उस लड़्की कि खरीददारी हमारे साथ ही खतम हुआ और हम दुकान से साथ साथ निकले.


लड़की रोड क्रोस करके दुसरी और जा ही रही थी के राहुल ने कहां

...तु इधर ही रुक, मै अभी आया

और फीर वो लड़की के पिछे भागा, लगता है आज ही इज़हार कर देगा ये सोच के मैने आसमान कि और देखा और उपरवाले का शुक्रीया अदा कहने लगा, लड़की रज़ामंदी दे या ना दे कुछ फरक नही पढ़ता कमसेकम राहुल को कोइ और पसन्द तो आया, उस्का ध्यान तो भटका उस बेवफा से.

राहुल जब उस लड़की से बात कर रहा था तोह मै उन दोनो को देख रहा था, लड़की का गुस्सावला चेहरा देख के मुझे यकीन हो गया के राहुल ने इज़हार कर दिया. फिर वोह जब मेरे पास आया तो बहुत ही उम्मीद लेके पूछा

...तु जब दुकान मे लड़की को बार बार देख रहा था तभी मुझे पता चल गया था की वो तुझे अच्छी लगी, तो बता दिया उसे?

राहुल मेरी और देख के आपना सर दायें-बायें हिला रहा था और उस्का चेहरा बहुत हि आपसेट था, ऐसा लगा के जैसे वो मुझे धुतकार रहा है.

मै हैरानी से पूछा 

...किया हुआ? लड़की ने ना कर दी?

उसने गुस्से से कहा

...सुन, तु ना ये शायरी-वायरी लिखना छोड़ दे, हर चीज़ मे तुझे सिर्फ मोहब्बत नज़र आती है, थोड़ी practical बन जा.

मैने मन हि मन कहा...लो करलो बात,जो खुद एक impractical life lead कर रहा है वो मुझे practical बनने का सिख दे रहा है.


तो बात किया है...मैने थोड़े गुस्से से पुछा

राहुल ने जवाब दिया

...मैने उस लड़की से कहा कि जब भी आप खांसो तोह मुंह को हाथ से ढाक लिया करो, युं openly खांस ना बहुत ही unhygienic होती है, देखा नही दुकान मे जब खड़ी थी और जब सब्जी ले रही थी तो कैसे मुह को ढाके बिना ही खांस रही थी, एक बार नही कमसेकम दस से बारा बार मैने नोटिस किया.


राहुल का जवाब सुन के मै रुक गया था, वोह मेरे आगे था, आलु का bag मेरे हाथ मे था और जी कर रहा था के एक एक आलु फेक के उसे मारु.  





 

Tuesday, 16 January 2018

The Scratches...Fiction



After completing the tea seating in the cemented bar near the tea stall and throwing the cup in the dustbin I hold the  right hand of my friend Rahul tightly and made some scratches with my nails, it started bleeding heavily, he was surprised, looked at the scratches and then looked at me and asked with anger

…what are you doing, have you gone mad?

My smile made him angrier, the blood was flowing rapidly. He headed toward the nearby tap water, washed the place and started shouting on me

…are you mentally ok? You scratched my hand just like an insane, you can see the bleeding and still you are smiling, I think you need a psychiatrist.

I replied very calmly

…Come sit here.

My calm voice worked as a positive catalyst in his anger and he shouted out more loudly

…just go to hell.. 

He was steeping away from me, I hold his left hand and forced him to sit beside me. Then I took out my mobile and dialed the number, when the receiver picked up the call I said

…hey Tina, how are you?

Tina expressed her irritation

…you are really very ridiculous you know?

…why what happened?

…I called you almost seven days ago in your number for three times but neither had you received my call nor did you give me a return call.
I said sorry for few times and at the end she agreed to carry on the conversation.

I asked

…so what are you doing now?

…am playing with Rusi.

Rusi is her one year daughter, a very cute looking child.

…playing what?

…Video games.

I asked with curiosity

…can she really play?

…you are such a stupid, how can such a little kid play video games? Actually she likes to watch the videos, the racing cars and the fighters fighting, she laughs a lot when a car crashes or when a fighter beats another fighter.

…oh, that’s the issue, so for how long you are playing?

…from last one hour I guess.

…how is she, you know its winter season and you must take her special care.

…yah, yah, she is fine and am trying my level best to take her care.

…I think I should give a suggestion regarding taking care in winter season

She replied happily

…yah, sure, above all you are a physical exercise enthusiast, I know you from past several years, suggestion from you will surely be very helpful.

…look, during winter it’s not only the cold that tortures us rather if in this season by chance any of her body parts gets a hurt while playing or in the try to walk that will pain a lot, especially if by chance she gets scratches from any sharp material like blade or nail cutter then it will be intolerable for her.

...oh God, I really did not think about these issues, thanks for making me aware.

…ok, then, I will not disturb you any more; you carry on your video game with your daughter.

…No, no, you can talk to me; she is playing with her dolls.

…actually I called you just to make aware about these issues, will call you later.

She laughed out loudly

…you activities are always very surprising.

..ok, call you later, Good Night.

She said “Good Night” and I hanged up the call then looked at my friend and smiled.




9 hours earlier(10:00 AM, Same day morning):

Having friendship with Rahul for more than ten years I know him much better than any of his closed one because I am his bosom friend and he shares all his issues only with me. Now-a-days I don’t need to listen to him, seeing his face I can explain in details what actually going in his mind, actually these types of people whom most of the people consider as the “foolish one” can be read very easily.
That day morning around 9:45 AM with a cup of tea I was trying to make a plan to enjoy the Sunday, at that time Rahul entered in my room with his sad and upset face, it seemed he was mourning for something, he took the sofa, seeing his face I realized it’s the “same” old issue, he remained silent for ten minutes, totally drown in his thoughts, I was taking tea silently and making myself ready to make him understand, from past few months I have changed the way to answer him, I realized it deeply that “words” will leave no impact on him, “theories” are not enough rather “practical” will help him to understand the reality.

After ten minutes he said

…it was my fault I did not understand her.
 
I replied

…I guess it’s again any letter? 

He nodded his head and agreed

…show me the letter.

He brought out the letter from his pocket and handed over to me and then leaving the sofa he came near to me and indicated to those six lines written in the middle of the letter.

When I finished reading he explained

…that day evening when I met Tina I misjudged her for some of her activities and behaved very roughly, during night I was very angry upon myself and gave a slice of blade in my hand. Next day morning when she gave me a letter  expressing her anger for my behavior earlier day evening, the letter did not hurt me rather I was surprised to see how did she know that I hurt myself yesterday night, you have already read it, this is the same letter.

Taking a pause he expressed her irritation on himself

…staying far away from me she could feel my pain and I misjudged her a lot.

So, I had to show him the practicality of life that’s why scratched his hand with my nails and talked with Tina over phone to know her mood.


The people like Rahul are really very “Foolish”, they care for the promises made to those people who has left them alone more than a decade ago.










Saturday, 13 January 2018

The Faces And The Impacts



Face…I don’t know whether it speaks a lot or not but it leaves impacts on us.


In the journey of life you all have come across with different faces…among relatives, in office or in the roads and if you give it a thought then you will find that those short moments when you saw some faces those have always left some impacts on you.


I decided to write this post almost one year earlier, the entire post was ready in my mind but I found there is something missing in it, later I decided to write it down again but again dropped the idea coz I found it incomplete but now I feel this post a complete one.


In this post I will share about my experience about those moments when I have come across with different faces for short time.


Before starting this post I must inform you that…here I am not talking about beauty or complexion be sure about it that I am talking about the expressions in faces….


Irritated faces

When you will see such faces these will force you to think…why so much irritation in her/him? And if that time anything in life(May be a little one) is not going ok or something not happening according to your wish then you will start to think…yes, life sometime betrays a lot,you will start to regret on your fate and naturally an expression of irritation can be seen in your face also.
If at that time…your life is going through a smooth and happy phase then you will try to calculate the reason of irritation behind that face.

Witty

 These are the faces that looking at them you will immediately identify that the person is really an intelligent one…there is something X-factor in their faces.


Moody

These type of faces mostly seen among the elder ones…the experience and the struggle of life give their face such expressions but if its seen in any youngster then there can be two reasons…one, she/he has such expression by birth or the second chance is…she/he is actually a very weak heart human being and wanna hide their fear keeping too much mood in their face,long time ago there was such a human being who was very close to me.


Upset

These faces generates the thoughts on the viewers…don’t worry everything will be fine.


Sad

Seeing such faces your mood will immediately swing to happier one to sad version and you will make prayer for the human being.


Expressionless

These are the face which will involve you to look at that face for long time coz you will try to find out what actually is there but you will find nothing…you will look at the eyes,then the lips then you will minutely look at the entire face again and again to find out what actually is there?

Clever

“I don’t know how this person is but am sure if she/he wish then can misuse her/his intelligence”…this is what you will feel after seeing such faces.


Full of Conceit

“Who are you, what do you have…money, degree, looks, beauty? hey listen to me…there are lots of people with such qualities but they don’t have conceit like you”…these types of thinking will generate in your mind when you will see such faces.


Childlike


Whatever their age is, the people with such faces will attract your attention for the simplicity in their faces.


Now comes the last but not the least rather the most important one for which I used to find my post incomplete…


As I have shared in my previous post that I was in a short trip for two days, so while I was returning back home it was again a five hours long bus journey and after three and half hour I started to feel too much bored, though the earphones were plugged into my ears and I was listening song but yet I felt too much bored to keep myself not much movable for long time but after one more hour when the bus stopped in a bus stoppage there was too much crowd of the passengers waiting for the bus and simultaneously there were lots of passengers to get down, I opened the window and something snatched my attention…


In the next stoppage (around ten minutes) my sister availed the bus with her colleagues, she was returning back from school, after a minute she noticed me, came near to me and whispered “How is that girl?”


I avoided the question and looked outside through the window glass.


After being freshen up when I was busy in social media in my room then my sister entered and took the chair, without looking at her I said

…that girl was…

She interrupted me

…beautiful one

I replied

..Very gracious

Sis: pretty 

Me: very nice one

Sis: elegant

Me: excellent

Sis: Magnificent

Me: Outstanding

Sis: “Feel good Looks”, "Happy Go lucky nature"

I almost shouted out

...These are the perfect phrases for her;

Then I continued

… you know she availed the bus just in the earlier stoppage of yours, when I opened the window to get some fresh airs then her face immediately snatched my attention among that crowd, I was listening song so I could not listen to her but what I noticed is…when everyone was busy to get into the bus as soon as possible, there can be seen the tiredness after the entire day work and some other passengers were in serious mood it was only she who was smiling standing in the crowd, probably was talking with someone and trying to manage a seat but still there was smile in her face, it took long time for the passengers to get down and for that entire time managing somehow to keep her position safe in that crowd there was always a smile in her face.


My sis was listening to me very curiously, so I started again

…she did not manage a seat and stood after two seats of mine facing the window, I could see her face clearly, for the next thirty minute I was trying to find out what is there in her face and later discovered that it’s not only her lips where you can see the smile rather her eyes and her entire face is full of joy as if they are smiling. She did not talk much while in the bus but when she talked with one of her colleagues I watched her smile closely that was a deep one and full of joy.

My sis agreed

…Yes, that’s very much true, when I saw her talking in the bus she snatched my attention also and when I was observing her what made me surprised is…after long and hectic day and boring office meeting I was very tired today but after watching her I found a smile in my face.
…yes, the same thing happened with me, I was feeling too much bored for staying in the same place for four and half hours but when I noticed her for few minutes I also started to feel very fresh, smile is so contagious, I can assure you her family members will surely live a happy and joyous life even if they face any problem she will make their mood totally ok, you know…it’s not an easy task to keep alive the joy and happiness in your life, life has so many ups and downs, so many problems and obstacles but the human being like this girl are always very sporting towards life.