Very inspirational… Must watch!

True Love!

तू सूफ़ी है, मैं फ़क़ीरा तू पंख है, मैं पखेरा
तेरी वजह से पहचान है तू ना तो कुछ ना हो मेरा

तू सूफ़ी है, मैं फ़क़ीरा

ज़रा-ज़रा सा मेरा हूँ मुझ में पूरा-पूरा हूँ तेरा
घुला-मिला सा चला जो तुझ में जाना जीना हो तेरा

ये हलकी मुस्काने तेरे लिए हैं जेबों में जो भर के लाया
ख़्वाबों की खिड़की कर दूँ मैं तिरछी दिल में आने दूँ तेरा साया
तू चाँद है, मैं अँधेरा तू पंख है, मैं पखेरा

तेरी वजह से पहचान है तू ना तो कुछ ना हो मेरा

ज़रा-ज़रा सा मेरा हूँ मुझ में पूरा-पूरा हूँ तेरा
घुला-मिला सा चला जो तुझ में जाना जीना हो तेरा
तू सूफ़ी है, मैं फ़क़ीरा
हमेशा ये लम्हे सीधे ही दिल से तारीफ़ें तेरी करते रहें तोहफ़े तुम्हारी अदाओं से मिल के पलकों के नीचे गुज़रते रहें
तू नूर है, मैं वो हीरा तू पंख है, मैं पखेरा

तेरी वजह से पहचान है तू ना तो कुछ ना हो मेरा


ओ, ज़रा-ज़रा सा मेरा हूँ मुझ में पूरा-पूरा हूँ तेरा

घुला-मिला सा चला जो तुझ में जाना जीना हो तेरा

तू सूफ़ी है, मैं फ़क़ीरा

Caged Bird by Maya Angelou

A free bird leaps on the back of the wind   caged bird

And floats downstream   till the current ends

And dips his wing in the orange sun rays

And dares to claim the sky

But a bird that stalks down his narrow cage

Can seldom see through his bars of rage

His wings are clipped and his feet are tied

So he opens his throat to sing

The caged bird sings with a fearful trill

Of things unknown   but longed for still

And his tune is heard on the distant hill

For the caged bird sings of freedom!

The free bird thinks of another breeze

And the trade winds soft through the sighing trees

And the fat worms waiting on a dawn bright lawn

And he names the sky his own

But a caged bird stands on the grave of dreams

His shadow shouts on a nightmare scream

His wings are clipped and his feet are tied

So he opens his throat to sing.

The caged bird sings with a fearful trill

Of things unknown but longed for still

And his tune is heard on the distant hill

For the caged bird sings of freedom!

 

Open Letter to All the Academicians and Intellectuals

Open Letter to All the Academicians and Intellectuals

In the last couple of years thousands of  farmers committed suicide, unemployment is high, economy is low, most of the jailed people are poor, income gap is increasing so is social inequality, regionalism and Casteism persists…..and none of them have got anything to do with any foreign agency. We are responsible for our situation not…with all due respect…the Muslim terrorist organizations listed and whatsapped to all of us under a set propaganda. Not to say that we shouldn’t pay attention to these and call them Muslim or Islamic but at the same time we must acknowledge the fact that our population is affected in infinitely worse ways because of our domestic socioeconomic policies which to some extent are dictated by international politics minus terrorism factor. We pay particular attention to the list of Muslim organizations provided on net and social media and accuse them of spreading Islamic Wahabi Terror and thoughts and radicalizing young minds because it’s simplistic and appeals to ingrained prejudices. Remember we have second largest Muslim population in the world and yet we never had civil war like situation post partition. I am writing this because blind and generalized categorization of any kind gives birth to yet another and so on. When the domestic unity you seek on the basis of demonizing others then that unity is short lived. So you have to keep finding groups to demonize. No one disrespects this country. I don’t. After working in Middle East and procuring Valid US Visa,  I had the opportunity to settle abroad but I didn’t because somewhere my Family  values and love for the Nation didn’t allow that. We import almost 100% of crude oil from the countries that are so to speak birth place of these so called Terrorists organizations. Like 370 millions of Hindus have gone, are going and will keep going there to earn money that makes a significant chunk of remittance economy. If the governments abroad especially middle East and Malaysia (whose PM has incidentally has sad so in a recent speech registering his reservations against CAA ) start turning away large Hindu population then where would they go?    My request to all of you is to read and analyze current situation and political digression. And don’t forget to read a bit of history too because that might help to form a better perspective.

Regards

Yogeshwar S Batyal