Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Koi Dost Hai Na Raqeeb Hai

koi dost hai na raqeeb hai, tera shehar kitna ajeeb hai..
no friends or enemies, your city is strange..

woh jo ishq tha woh junoon tha, ye jo hijr hai ye naseeb hai..
the love we had was our passion, this separation is our destiny..

mein kise kahoon mere saath chal yahan sab ke sar par saleeb hai
whom should I ask to give me company, everyone is carrying a cross on their shoulder..

yahaan kiska chehra padha karoon yahan kaun itna kareeb hai..
whose face can I read here, is there anyone who is so close to me here?

tujhe dekh kar mein hun sochta, tu habib hai ya raqeeb hai
I look at you and wonder, are you a friend or a rival..

Sunday, February 6, 2011

kabhi yun bhi to ho..

kabhi yun bhi to ho..
dariyaa ka saahil ho, poore chaand ki raat ho
aur tum aao..

sometimes this should happen..
there is an endless sea, its a full moon night
and you come..

kabhi yun bhi to ho..
pariyon ki mahfil ho, koi tumhaari baat ho
aur tum aao.

sometimes this should happen..
the angels meet, they speak about you
and you come..

kabhi yun bhi to ho..
ye naram mulaayam thandi havaayen
jab ghar se tumhaare guzaren, tumhaari khushboo churaayen
mere ghar le aayen..

sometimes this should happen..
when this soft tender cool breeze
passes your house, it steals your fragrance
and brings it to my house..

kabhi yun bhi to ho..
sooni har mahfil ho, koi naa mere saath ho
aur tum aao..

sometimes this should happen..
every party is lonely, nobody is with me
and you come..

kabhi yun bhi to ho..
ye baadal aisaa toot ke barse
mere dil ki tarah milne ko, tumhaara dil bhi tarse
tum niklo ghar se..

sometimes this should happen..
this cloud bursts and rain pours
just like my heart, even your heart thirsts to meet
and you leave from your house..

kabhi yun bhi to ho..
tanhaai ho dil ho, boonde hon barsaat ho
aur tum aao..

sometimes this should happen..
there is lonliness in my heart, drops of rain fall
and you come..

kabhi yun bhi to ho..
dariyaa kaa saahil ho, poore chaand ki raat ho
aur tum aao..

sometimes this should happen..
there is an endless sea, its a full moon night
and you come..

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Agar Hum Kahen Aur Wo Muskura Dein - Jagjit Singh

Agar hum kahen aur wo muskura dein
Hum unke liye zindgaani luta dein

If I say something and she smiles at me,
I could give up my life for her..

Har ik mod par hum gamon ko sazaa dein
Chalo zindagi ko mohabbat bana dein

At every step in life, lets punish the sorrows,
And fill this life with love..

Agar khud ko bhoole to kuch bhi na bhoole
Ke chaahat mein unkee khuda ko bhula dein

If I forgot myself, its as good as forgetting nothing,
In your love, I can forget God..

Kabhi gam kee aandhee jinhen choo na paaye
Wafa ke hum wo nashe-man bana dein

Safe from the storms of sorrows,
Lets us build a fort with our faith..

Qayaamat ke deewaane kehte hain humse
Chalo unke chehre se parda hata dein

Some people dont fear a catastrophe and tell me
Lets unveil the mask from her face..

Saza de silaa de, bana de mitaa de
Magar wo koi faislaa to sunaa de

Punish me, judge me, make it or destroy it..
But atleast pass your judgement

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Jhuki Jhuki Si Nazar

jhuki jhuki si nazar beqaraar hai ke nahin
daba daba sa sahee dil mein pyaar hai ke nahin

Is this downcast gaze filled with longing or no..
Maybe repressed, but is there love in your heart or no?

tu apne dil ki jawaan dhadkanon ko gin ke bata
meri tarah tera dil beqaraar hai ke nahin

Count the young beats of your heart and tell me,
If your heart is as restless as mine or no..

wo pal ke jis mein mohabbat jawaan hoti hai
us ek pal ka tujhe intezaar hai ke nahin

Those moments in which love flourishes,
Are you waiting for that one moment or no?

teri umeed pe thukraa raha hoon duniya ko
tujhe bhee apne pe ye aitbaar hai ke nahin

In hope of you, I am giving up this world..
Do you also have as much faith or no?

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Hazaaron Khwaishein Aisi

Hazaaron khwaishein aisi ke har khwaaish pe dam nikle,
Bahut nikle mere armaan, lekin phir bhi dam nikle..

Thousands of desires, each worth dying for,
I have realized many of my wishes; yet I yearn for more..

Nikalna khuld se aadam, ka sunte aae the lekin,
Bahut be aabroo ho kar tere kuche se ham nikle..

Often have we heard about Adam's exile from Eden,
With even more humiliation I walked out from your door..

Mohabbat mein nahin hai farq jeene aur marne ka,
Usi ko dekh kar jeete hain, jis kaafir pe dam nikle.

When in love, there is little difference between life and death,
The same infidel is my life, for whom I could give my last breath..

Khuda ke waaste parda na kaabe se uthaa zaalim,
Kaheen aisa na ho yaan bhi wahi kaafir sanam nikle..

For God's sake, don't lift your veil,
The infidel may turn out to be my lover..

Kahaan maikhana ka darwaaza Ghalib, aur kahaan waiz,
Par itna jante hain kal woh jaata tha ke ham nikle.

Aren't the doors of the Preacher and the Bar poles apart?
But yesterday I saw him enter, as I was coming out..