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Friday, January 24, 2014


nahi nigaah mein manzil to justujuu hii sahii
nahi visaal mayassar to aarazuu hii sahii

na tan mein Khuun faraaham na ashk aankhon mein
namaaz-e-shauq to vaajib hai be-vazuu hii sahii

kisii tarah to jame bazm maikade vaalo
nahin jo baadaa-o-saaGar to haa-o-huu hii sahii

gar intazaar kaThin hai to jab talak ai dil
kisii ke vaada-e-fardaa kii guftaguu hii sahii

dayaar-e-Gair mein maharam agar nahin koi to 'Faiz'
zikr-e-vatan apane ruu-ba-ruu hi sahi

Faiz Ahmad Faiz

Faiz Ahmad Faiz  MBENI, was an influential left-wing intellectual,revolutionary poet, and one of the most famous poets of the Urdu and Punjabi, language from Pakistan and India. A notable member of theProgressive Writers' Movement (PWM), Faiz was an avowed Marxist. Listed four times for the Nobel Prize in poetry, he received the Lenin Peace Prize by the Soviet Union in 1962. Despite being repeatedly accused of atheism by the political and military establishment, Faiz's poetry suggested a more nuanced relationship with religion in general and with Islam in particular. He was, in fact, greatly inspired by both secular poetry and South Asia's Sufi traditions. His popular ghazal Hum Dekhenge is an example of how he fused these interests.
Faiz was controversially named and linked by Prime minister Liaquat Ali Khan's government for hatching the conspiracy namely Rawalpindi conspiracy case against Liaquat Ali Khan's government, along with a left-wing military sponsor Major-General Akbar Khan. Having been arrested by Military police, Faiz among others received a maximum sentence by Judge Advocate General branch, although his sentence was commuted after the assassination of Liaquat Ali Khan in 1951.
He remained extremely influential in Pakistan and his work continues to influence the country's literature and arts. Faiz was publicly honored by the Pakistan Government after his literary work was publicly endorsed and posthumously honored him with nation's highest civil award, Nishan-e-Imtiaz, in 1990.

  • BornFebruary 13, 1911, Sialkot, then India now in Pakistan

  • DiedNovember 20, 1984, Lahore, Pakistan

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    Wednesday, January 22, 2014


    The Wadali Brothers (Ustad Puranchand Wadali & Pyarelal Wadali) are Sufi singers and musicians. They were born into the fifth generation of musicians given to singing the messages of Sufi saints. Puranchand Wadali studied music from celebrated masters like Pandit Shri Durga Dass Ji of the Patiala Gharana . Pyarelal was trained by his elder brother, whom he considers his mentor and guru even today. The Wadali Brothers sing in the Gurbani, Kaafi, Ghazal and Bhajan genres of music.

    Tu mane ya mane dil dara
    assan te tainu rabb mannya!


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     "Niliyan Nashiliyan Bilorhi Akhan Vekh Ke
     Nasha Ajab Jeha Chad Geya
     Dil da Pata Nahi Tera Keho Jeha Hona
     Main Ta Mukhra Dekh Ke Mar Geya Nhi"
    Surjit Bindrakhia



    A man and a woman performing a modern dance.
    A man and a woman performing a modern dance. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
    "Well, things change: new passions, new threats, new fears.   
    New consequences, too. Nowadays, we don't think much   
    about Theseus, the Minotaur, Ariadne on the beach   
    at Naxos, staring out at theanan coming years.   
    But people still dance that dance: just common folk,   
    those criss-cross steps that no one had to teach,   
    at weddings and wakes, in bars or parks,   
    as if hope and heart could meet, as if they might   
    even now, somehow, dance themselves out of the dark.'

    Yiannis Ritsos

    Yiannis Ritsos an outstanding Greek poet spent many years in political exile,prisons and sanitoriums. Despite persecution by German Nazi occupation forces for his leftist views, he produced outstanding works of poetry, drama and essays.His 'O Epitaphios'  or Funeral Procession (Janaza) was symbolically burnt at the foot of Acropolis for his communist views. He writes with compassion and hope celebrating life. In 1967 he was imprisoned again by Greek junta and banned from publishing till 1972. Despite all the odds he had published 117  works of poetry,drama and essays. Many of his works including 'O Epitaphios' were set to music by Mikis Theodorakis which became immensely popular. 

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    Tuesday, January 21, 2014


    علامہ اقبال

    تیرے عشق کی اِنتہا چاہتا ہوں
    میری سادگی دیکھ کیا چاہتا ہوں

    ستم ہو کہ ہو وعدئہ بے حجابی
    کوئی بات صبر آزما چاہتا ہوں

    یہ جنت مُبارک رہے زاہدوں کو
    کہ میں آپ کا سامنا چاہتا ہوں

    ذرا سا تو دِل ہوں، مگر شوخ اِتنا
    وہی لن ترانی سُنا چاہتا ہون

    کوئی دم کا مہمان ہوں اے اہلِ محفل
    چراغِ سحر ہوں، بجھا چاہتا ہوں

    بھری بزم میں راز کی بات کہہ دی
    بڑا بے ادب ہوں، سزا چاہتا ہوں

    Tere ishq ki intaha chahta hooN
    meri sadgi dekh kya chahta hooN

    sitam ho k ho wada-e-behijabi
    koi bat sabr-azma chahta hun

    ye jannat mubarak rahe zahidon ko 
    k main ap ka samna chahta hooN

    koi dam ka mehman hun ai ahl-e-mahfil
    chirag-e-sahar hun, bujha chahta hoo N

    bhari bazm mein raz ki bat kah di 
    bara be-adab hun, saza chahta hooN
    • Dr. Allama Muhammad Iqbal (1877-1938), a notab...
      Dr. Allama Muhammad Iqbal (1877-1938), a notable Muslim philosopher, poet and scholar from India (then British India) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
    • Rahat Fateh Ali khan is a prominent Pakistani singer+++++++++ of Qawwali genre of singing.He was chosen by his uncle Ustad Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan and trained in classical and Qawwali singing. This ghazal was written by Mohammad Iqbal the poet,philosopher and politician of Pakistan. He is also known as 'shair e mashriq' or poet of the east.

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    Monday, January 20, 2014

    CRY FOR LOVE !!!!!

    If you come close then I will show you
    If you come close then I will show you (Photo credit: RonAlmog)
    Come close to me,I'm not fire.
    Fires are extinguished by rivers.
    Are drowned by storms.
    Are chased by north winds.
    No,I'm not,I'm not fire.

    Come close to me,I'm not the wind.
    Winds are cut off by the mountains.
    Are silenced by the burning sun.
    Are overwhelmed by floods.
    No,I'm not,I'm not the wind.

    I am nothing but a warrior,
    a resting walker who laid his body 
    down the root of an olive tree,
    to hear the song of the crickets.
    And if you wish,come to hear it together

    Menelaos Lountemis

    Large olive tree - Portugal
    Large olive tree - Portugal (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
    Μενέλαος Λουντέμης - Ἐρωτικὸ κάλεσμα --- Cry for love

    Ἔλα κοντά μου, δὲν εἶμαι ἡ φωτιά.
    Τὶς φωτιὲς τὶς σβήνουν τὰ ποτάμια.
    Τὶς πνίγουν οἱ νεροποντές.
    Τὶς κυνηγοῦν οἱ βοριάδες.
    Δὲν εἶμαι, δὲν εἶμαι ἡ φωτιά.
    Ἔλα κοντά μου δὲν εἶμαι ἄνεμος.
    Τοὺς ἄνεμους τοὺς κόβουν τὰ βουνά.
    Τοὺς βουβαίνουν τὰ λιοπύρια.
    Τοὺς σαρώνουν οἱ κατακλυσμοί.
    Δὲν εἶμαι, δὲν εἶμαι ὁ ἄνεμος.

    Ἐγὼ δὲν εἶμαι παρὰ ἕνας στρατολάτης
    ἕνας ἀποσταμένος περπατητὴς
    ποὺ ἀκούμπησε στὴ ρίζα μιᾶς ἐλιᾶς
    ν᾿ ἀκούσει τὸ τραγούδι τῶν γρύλων.
    Κι ἂν θέλεις, ἔλα νὰ τ᾿ ἀκούσουμε μαζί.


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    Saturday, January 18, 2014


    Coloured Balls
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    Color oil
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    Color picture
    Color picture (Photo credit: @Doug88888)
    An example of digital photography. This photo ...
    An example of digital photography. This photo was taken and made into a digital print in less than 5 minutes. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

    A photomicrograph is photograph taken through a microscope or similar device to show a magnified image of an item. Advances in photomicrography have been beneficial to both the scientific and artistic aspects of these images. Today digital photography allows scientists to see their pictures as they take them and provides far more flexibility as they prepare their final images on a computer. Researchers can adjust colors to produce the most effective result. The use of a variety of fluorescent proteins allows scientists to illuminate samples in bright colors and, at the same time, see the inner workings of cell processes. Opaque objects such as metal and stone may be ground smooth, etched chemically to show their structure, and photographed by reflected light with a metallurgical microscope. Non-live biological materials may be dyed so that their structure can be seen, and mounted on glass slides for photographing by transmitted light using ordinary light microscopes. Or, by using ultraviolet, infrared, electron, or X-ray microscopes, sharp photographs can be made of living, unstained specimens. Cinephotomicrography, taking motion pictures of magnified objects, is useful in studying organism growth, colloidal movement, and chemical reactions.  

    Ooids in thin-section; Carmel Formation; Juras...
    Ooids in thin-section; Carmel Formation; Jurassic of Utah. http://www3.wooster.edu/geology/MWilson.html (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

    English: Cross section of dog rectum magnified...
    English: Cross section of dog rectum magnified 40 times (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


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    tumhari bazm mein auron ke sath hum bhi hain
    hamari simt bhi dekho kabhi khuda ke liye!

    Abida Parveen
    Cover of Abida Parveen

    Abida Parveen is a foremost exponent of Ghazal and kafi genre of singing from state of Sindh Pakistan.She sings mainly ghazals and her forte, Kafis, a solo genre accompanied by percussion and harmonium, using a repertoire of songs by Sufi poets.Abida Parveen sings in UrduSindhiSaraikiPunjabi and Persian, and together with Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan is considered one of the finest Sufi vocalists of the modern era.
    Abida Parveen, a Sindhi, was born in Larkana (Sindh province, Pakistan). She received her musical training initially from her father, Ustad Ghulam Haider, and later from Ustad Salamat Ali Khan of the Sham Chorasi gharana. Growing up, she attended her father's music school,where her foundation in music was laid.
    Abida started her professional career from Radio Pakistan Hyderabad in 1973. She has been awarded Pride of Performance and Sitara e Imtiaz by the President of Pakistan. 

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    Thursday, January 16, 2014


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    Tuesday, January 14, 2014


    Sadda Ki Ae Kasoor , Je Tu Hui Hai Meri Akhan Toh Door
    Kinna Karaa Main Tenu Pyaar , Kallaa Na Reh Sakda Main Yaar "


    Monday, January 13, 2014

    LOHRI !!!

    Original title: Smile! You Are On! Original de...
    Original title: Smile! You Are On! Original description: She was waiting for her turn to participate in 'Gidha' which is the folk dance from the state of Punjab, India, during the Youth Festival in Amritsar. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
    Sunder mundriye ho!
    Tera kaun vicharaa ho!
    Dullah Bhatti walla ho!
    Dullhe di dhee vyayae ho!
    Ser shakkar payee ho!
    Kudi da laal pathaka ho!
    Kudi da saalu paata ho!
    Salu kaun samete!
    Chache choori kutti! zamidara lutti!
    Zamindaar sudhaye!
    Bade bhole aaye!
    Ek bhola reh gaya!
    Sipahee far ke lai gaya!
    Sipahee ne mari itt!
    Sanoo de de Lohri, te teri jeeve jodi!
    (Cry or howl!)
    Bhaanvey ro te bhaanvey pitt!
    Beautiful girl
    Who will think about you
    Dulla of the Bhatti clan will
    Dulla's daughter got married
    He gave one ser of sugar!
    The girl is wearing a red suit!
    But her shawl is torn!
    Who will stitch her shawl?!
    The uncle made choori!
    The landlords looted it!
    Landlords are beaten up!
    Lots of simple-headed boys came!
    One simpleton got left behind!
    The soldier arrested him!
    The soldier hit him with a brick!
    (Cry or howl)!
    Give us Lohri, long live your pair (to a married couple)!
    Whether you cry, or bang your head later!

    Giddha is essentially danced in a circle. All of the dancers clap their hands and sing small couplets called Boliyan. These Boliaan are emotional, humorous, and teasing, and cover various topics such as love and nature. Then, two of the dancers come to the centre and perform the dance. These Boliyan cover themes from nature to the excesses committed by the husband or mother-in-law or other relatives, and love among other things.
    Mimicry is very popular in Giddha. Giddha incorporates village life scenes of women spinning cotton, fetching water from the well, etc. This is accompanied with appropriate Boli songs.

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    Bhai Paramjit Singh ji Principal Gurmat Sangeet Academy  Blackbrn Gurdwara Melboutne Victoria Australia is singing the hymn written by Bhai Gurdas ji, eulogising the prakash birth of Guru Nanak ji "jithe baba pair dhare, pooja aasan thapan soa"

    Guru Nanak travelled far and wide teaching people the message of one God who dwells in every one of God's creations and constitutes the eternal Truth. He setup a unique spiritual, social, and political platform based on equality, fraternity love, goodness, and virtue.
    It is part of Sikh religious belief that the spirit of Guru Nanak's sanctity, divinity and religious authority descended upon each of the nine subsequent Gurus when the Guruship was devolved on to them.
    English: Gurdwara Nankana Sahib, in Nankana Sa...
    English: Gurdwara Nankana Sahib, in Nankana Sahib,

    Pakistan. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)          

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    (singer: Late Jagmohan Kaur)
    NI MAIN 


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    Lohri celebration006
    Lohri celebration006 (Photo credit: Jason Sam)
     Today is Lohri the last day of the month of Poh (Jan 2013-4) and the festival of Lohri ...I wish you all a Happy Lohri.... Here is my Haiku ...
    ਪੋਹ ਦੀ ਸੰਘਣੀ ਧੁੰਧ 
    ਚਿਟੀ ਬੁਕਲ ਵਲ੍ਹੇਟੀ
    ਤੇਰੀ ਯਾਦ !

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