Bijli

Chhoti si baat thi, bijli chali gayi thi
Bas, zara si baarish jo hui thi
Baadal ghanere thehre khade the
Bijli ne bhi chaundh ke nazaare kare the
Aisi kya naraazgi, bhai garajo baraso tum
Par mere bijli ke khambe pe na pado tum

 

Patakhe uthe, kar karkarate har soo,
Thoda dhua utha, thodi dhuen ki khushboo
Phir dhamaka, pados ka apna ek bum bola
Nazuk se bijli ki taaron ne dum toda
Toot gaya wahin khambe se rishta
Jaise ishq aur sagai ke beech ka ho kissa

 

Kehte hain ki man ke kacche dhaagon ko sambhaal ke rakehein
Phir rishton ke jhagde ko ghar mein hi nibadte rahein
Humne bijli vale bhai ko yoon samjhaaya
Ki bhaiyya, rishta jo lamba ho vahi kaam aaya
Is baar bijli ki taaron ko khambe se aisa jod lagaiye
Ki zindagi ke toofaan kya, baarish mein bhi connection pakka paaiye

 

Na jaane voh samjha kya, taarein to jud gayeeen hain
Bar ghar jaisi baat kahan, voh to sare-aam sadak pe hi khadeen hain
Ek din, shaayad in khambon taaron ka bhi koi apna ghar hoga
Na bijli, baarish, na toofan ka dar hoga
Inka bhi kaheen aisa sundar ho rehguzar, inko bhi mile bashar
Aur hamaari ghar ki bijli mein roshni ka na hoga koi kasar.

Translation:

Translation:

Chhoti si baat thi, bijli chali gayi thi

Bas, zara si baarish jo hui thi

Baadal ghanere thehre khade the

Bijli ne bhi chaundh ke nazaare kare the

Aisi kya naraazgi, bhai garajo baraso tum

Par mere bijli ke khambe pe na pado tum

 
It was a small matter, the electricity connection was lost
Nothing much, it had just rained a bit
The clouds were standing there dark and dense
Even lightening had put on a show
Why so angry, brothers, carry on with your thunder and rain
But please don’t fall on my electricity pole

Patakhe uthe, kar karkarate har soo,
Thoda dhua utha, thodi dhuen ki khushboo
Phir dhamaka, pados ka apna ek bum bola
Nazuk se bijli ki taaron ne dum toda
Toot gaya wahin khambe se rishta
Jaise ishq aur sagai ke beech ka ho kissa

Sure enough, the sound of fire crackers rose
A little cloud rose, a bit of the smell of burning smoke
Then an explosion, as if a little bomb in the neighbourhood
The delicate cables gave up their life then and there
Their relationship with the electricity pole was over
Like the tragic tale of the break between love and engagement

Kehte hain ki man ke kacche dhaagon ko sambhaal ke rakehein
Phir rishton ke jhagde ko ghar mein hi nibadte rahein
Humne bijli vale bhai ko yoon samjhaaya
Ki bhaiyya, rishta jo lamba ho vahi kaam aaya
Is baar bijli ki taaron ko khambe se aisa jod lagaiye
Ki zindagi ke toofaan kya, baarish mein bhi connection pakka paaiye

They say that one should watch over the delicate chords of the heart
But once there is a relationship sort it out within your own homes
We explained this to the repairman who came
That brother, only a long relationship is of any use to us
This time strengthen the bond between the wires and the pole
Regardless of life’s storms, even in rain it should be a strong connection

Na jaane voh samjha kya, taarein to jud gayeeen hain
Bar ghar jaisi baat kahan, voh to sare-aam sadak pe hi khadeen hain
Ek din, shaayad in khambon taaron ka bhi koi apna ghar hoga
Na bijli, baarish, na toofan ka dar hoga
Inka bhi kaheen aisa sundar ho rehguzar, inko bhi mile bashar
Aur hamaari ghar ki bijli mein roshni ka na hoga koi kasar.

I don’t know what the repairman understood, the wires have been joined
But they still don’t have a home, they are right out there in the open
One day, maybe, even these wires and electricity poles will have a home of their own
And not be afraid of lightening, rain or storms
They too will have a beautiful place to pass their lives, they too will find a place of their own
And the connections to our homes will ensure that there will be no dearth of light

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One thought on “Bijli”

  1. Awww…..sweet !
    UP mein aaj bhi light bahut jaati hai. Bijli jab aaye toh maano barkha bahaar aayi 🙂

    ek khayal kuch aisa bhi , Nida Fazli ki ghazal Jagjit Singh ji ki gaayi hui ~

    parakhna mat parakhne mein koi apna nahi rehta
    kisi bhi aaine mein der tak chehra nahi rehta

    badey logon se milne mein hamesha faasla rakhna
    jahan dariya samundar mein mila , dariya nahi rehta

    Mohabbat ek khushboo hai hamesha saath chalti hai
    koi insaan tanhai mein bhi tanha nahi rehta …

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