Saturday, February 27, 2010

Ab Dekh Baharen Holi Ki.....

A special song for this Holi ....

Ab Dekh Bahren Holi Ki by Farida Khanam

Friday, February 26, 2010

Short Poems by Tagore...


The butterfly counts not months but moments,

and has time enough.


Time is a wealth of change,
but the clock in its parody makes it mere change and no wealth.


Let your life lightly dance on the edges of Time
like dew on the tip of a leaf.


Love adorns itself;

it seeks to prove inward joy by outward beauty.


Love does not claim possession,

but gives freedom.


Love is an endless mystery,

for it has nothing else to explain it.


Love's gift cannot be given,

it waits to be accepted


Life is given to us,
we earn it by giving it.


Let the dead have the immortality of fame,
but the living the immortality of love.


Life's errors cry for the merciful beauty
that can modulate their isolation into a
harmony with the whole.


Life, like a child, laughs,
shaking its rattle of death as it runs.

Best of Tagore..

Rabindranath Tagore (1861-1941), Nobel prize-winning Bengali poet, author, songwriter, philosopher, artist, and educator wrote “Gitanjali” (1912)

Pluck this little flower and take it, delay not!

I fear lest it droop and drop into the dust.

I may not find a place in thy garland, but honour it with a touch
of pain from thy hand and pluck it.

I fear lest the day end
before I am aware, and the time of offering go by.

Though its colour be not deep and its smell be faint,
use this flower in thy service and pluck it while there is time.

First published in 1910, Tagore’s collection Gitanjali[Song Offerings] of mystical and devotional songs was translated to English in 1912. It would be the first of many volumes that earned him much acclaim in the East and West. It includes an Introduction by fellow Nobel prize-winning poet William Butler Yeats.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

From My College Diary......

My heart beats her waves at the shore of the world and writes upon it her signature in tears with the words " I love thee" .

That man is free who thinks his own thoughts and set his own course who lives by his own standards and creates his own destiny !

Who says we are such a distance apart
don't we see the same moon !

Some quotations that I found in my old college diary which I used to write from here & there.....

My Favorite Ghazal by Mehdi Hassan

Zindagi Men to sabhi Pyar kiya karte hain....


Madhushala is one of the most popular book of Hindi poetry. There was a time that this work of poet Harivansh Rai Bachchan, comprising 135 verses, was a craze. Here are few selected verses from Madhushala. It is beautifully sung by Manna Dey,the great Indian Singer .






Two beautiful poems in Hindi..


use aana hi hai

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These two nice poems have been written by Mr Subodh Srivastav of Kanpur. He is a journalist working with Dainik Aaj in Kanpur.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Film & Music

Remembering Titanic.......

There are some movies which could never be forgotten. Titanic was one of them. Some memorable moments from the great film......

Jack & Rose


Most memorable Staircase of Titanic !!

Titanic Hymn of the sea....

Tuesday, February 23, 2010


When in the fresh mornings I go into
my garden before anyone is awake,
I go for the time being into perfect happiness.
- Cecilia Thaxter

sun 6

sun 5

sunrise 1

sunrise 2

Sun 3

sun 4

And even the sun
in dawn chorus sings,
a celestial melody to the earth
- Tjaden

Morning has broken....



In every life, there is a rainbow
with a pot of gold on the end of it.
It is up to us to see that rainbow
and find that pot of gold.
The difficulty is a rainbow has two ends.
The problem is then
to find the right end.
-Davis Darris


The soul would have no Rainbow, had the eyes no tears !


Walk on Rainbow trail, walk on trail of song and all about you will be beauty. There is a way of every dark mist, over a rainbow trail.


Be thou the rainbow in the storms of life. The evening beam that smiles the clouds away, and tints tomorrow with prophetic ray. ...

Saturday, February 20, 2010

My Favourite Quotations....

Let not the hours pass by in the dark. Kindle the lamp of love with thy life. - Rabindranath Tagore…

The woods are lovely, dark and deep. But I have promises to keep, and miles to go before I sleep. - Robert Frost

The tragedy of life does not lie in not reaching your goals,

The tragedy of life lies in not having goals to reach for.

It is not a disgrace not to reach for the stars,

But it is a disgrace not to have stars to reach for.