सड़कके किनारे…

मई की भरी दोपहर में,
जब चलता हु उन तपती मैली सड़कोपर,
मनमे ख़याल आता है,
कई हस्तियाँ चली होंगी, उम्र से लम्बी इन सड़कोपर..

कई सपने चूर होक बिखरे होंगे,
इसकी धुंदलीसी गलियोंके हर मोड़ पर,
किसीने उम्मिदकी किरणका हात थामे,
यहिंसे मंझिलकी ओर कदम बढाया होगा.

किसी मजनूने हसी राज बांटे होगे,
इसी नुक्कड़पे अपने दोस्तोंसे,
तो कही दूर, सड़कके किनारे, धुल महकी होगी,
टपके हुए टूटे दिलके आंसूओंसे.

इन्ही गुजरी जिंदगियोंको छूता हुवा,
मै चल रहा हु, मई की भरी दोपहर में,
अपनी मंझिलकी ओर,
मेरे ज़िन्दगीके चंद लम्हें छोडकर इसी सड़कके किनारे…


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आस

Heavy Rain
By Pridatko Oleksandr (Ukraine) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
लागली ग आज पहा, धार पाऊस संतत,
तुला जमेना यायला, हीच मनी आहे खंत.

जर नाही तू सोबत, काय कामी हा एकांत
तुझ्या विना सखे माझे, नाही होत मन शांत,

संध्या उलटून जाते, मी एकाकी गर्तेत,
कशी काढावी कळेना, विरहाची सारी रात.

सैरभैर जीव झाला, वाटे कैद मी घरात,
तुझ्या भेटीचीच आस, फक्त आहे या मनात…


Transcript to roman script

Lāgalī ga āja pahā, dhāra pā'ūsa santata,
tulā jamēnā yāyalā, hīca manī āhē khanta.

Jara nāhī tū sōbata, kāya kāmī hā ēkānta
tujhyā vinā sakhē mājhē, nāhī hōta mana śānta,

sandhyā ulaṭūna jātē, mī ēkākī gartēta,
kaśī kāḍhāvī kaḷēnā, virahācī sārī rāta.

Sairabhaira jīva jhālā, vāṭē kaida mī gharāta,
tujhyā bhēṭīcīca āsa, phakta āhē yā manāta...

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हे सर्व कोठून येते? – A Book Review

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If you are aware of the contemporary Marathi theatre scene, then one name will be very familiar to you: Vijay Tendulkar. He was a fantastic playwright with many milestones in Marathi theatre like Ghashiram Kotwal, Gidhade and Sakharam Bainder which are recorded on his name. He had also written stories for some amazing films, such as Ardhasatya, Akrosh and Nishant. On the other hand, he had written many short and long articles, essays on various occasions. “हे सर्व कोठून येते?” is a compilation.

While talking about this book in its prologue, he said “After observing people for so many years, I feel labeling them is pointless. They are very complex, we can only scrape the surface of one’s personality. We have to accept that every person has a whole different life other than one we have experienced. We should not make judgments about the ‘other part’ of life. If we do, then it should be for our own musing.”

This book is all about people he met, interacted and worked with in his long span of a career as a journalist; an editor of various periodicals, a writer and during his work under Nehru Fellowship. He came across various politicians as a journalist and editor and he has tried to present them differently trying to put some light on their unique facet. He had taken the interview of ex-CM of Maharashtra Vasantrao Naik, ex-CM of Gujrat Chimanbhai Patel and J P Naik but in this book he has written elaborately about them and his experience of meeting them for an interview.

While working for Maratha, one of the old popular Marathi daily, he had witnessed a lot of different avatars of Pra. Ke. Atre, legendary writer, orator and owner of Maratha. He has been active in politics in those days and was famous for being blunt while putting his thoughts to words. He has dedicated some of the articles to his fellow writer, friends, and colleagues.

But the last two articles from the book are really different than others. They talk about death, murders and death penalty elaborately. These two articles have made me reschedule my today’s blog post for next week and write this review for you guys. I tell you, folks, I had never read anything so thought-provoking about somebody’s death or somebodies act of murdering another human. I wasn’t able to speak about anything for almost 15 minutes after I finished the book on this note. Guys, I recommend that you grab a copy of the book at least for these two articles. I know, it’s a Marathi book but you feel free to ask me anything if the language is a barrier for you, I will be very happy to help you in this matter.

My rating: – 4.5/5

Name of the book: हे सर्व कोठून येते?

Publisher: Rajhans Prakashan

Pages: 195

ISBN: 81-7434-317-2

ISBN13: 9788174343178

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श्रावण

सोबतीला श्रावण घेऊन,
भिजत आलीस दारात,
उनही आणले आहेस,
बांधून थोडे पदरात..

केस झटकतांना जणू तू,
सडा घातलास अंगणात,
दार उघडताच लगबगीने,
आलीस तू घरात..

पदरचे ऊन मग गजऱ्यात गुंफून,
माळलेस तू केसांत.
चिंब ओलेते रूप तुझे
साठवले मी डोळ्यात..

Sōbatīlā śrāvaṇa ghē'ūna,
bhijata ālīsa dārāta,
unahī āṇalē āhēsa,
bāndhūna thōḍē padarāta..

Kēsa jhaṭakatānnā jaṇū tū,
saḍā ghātalāsa aṅgaṇāta,
dāra ughaḍatāch lagabagīnē,
ālīsa tū gharāta..

Padarachē ūna maga gajaṟyāta gumphūna,
māḷalēsa tū kēsānta.
Chimba ōlētē rūpa tujhē
sāṭhavalē mī ḍōḷyāta..

Rough translation (non-poetic)

 

Drenched in the Shravan rains,

you come to my door,
oh, you also brought some sunshine,
wrapped under your saree’s padar (pallu),
As you flick your drenched hair,
you sprinkled my courtyard,
you got in the house quickly,
soon I opened the door.
You wove the sunshine into a gajra,
and put it in your hair.
I stare at your drenched beauty,
to store it in my eyes.

 


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