Monday, August 27

still shifting gears

Nadira,the bold and brazen vamp of the yester years ,who lured Raj kapoor and millions of others in mudhe mudhe ke na deekh…mudhe in shri 420……one who reached iconic status with her magical eyes……would beg people to come and visit her and then prolong their stay by offering them food and drinks…said an article in yesterday’s paper…..stardom…success and…….now unasked for Solitude…
Another article….same paper….recognizing signs of depression……another article……doing things for yourself……and a massive one on social networking sites and their accompanying hazards…(if you didn’t know they were hazardous …now you will…!!)
The more we grow in numbers the more we are probably heading towards a lonely planet……
A weekend with an endless list of things to do……didn’t have even a minute to spare, yet called up half a dozen friends and chatted with some more..i love the way the pitch of their voice jumps up…the moment the recognize my voice….I’m sure they have a smile on their faces too (I buried modesty long ago)…made them laugh at some insane jokes, discussed silly things, and gave them all verbal and non verbal signals about how much I missed them……..surprisingly all of them spoke of hectic schedules, that were strangely empty……
Loneliness a word which often we fail to recognize….and push under the bed….in an effort to hide it out of view(for sometime)…

I thought I would take the sabbatical to view life…..people…issues clearly…. I watch people whizzing by from the 11th floor…….but instead ……. see just a blur…… because in the rush to get somewhere…..no one has the time to look up and wave….

Trying desperately to debug my system from this temporary virus…..before it attacks my software called sense of humour……
And if nothing works……..I’m sure the next months' phone bill will……

4 comments:

MOHAN said...

Jab duniya mein itne log hain - phir bhi hum tanha kyon hain ? Sings Jagjit Singh in one of his melodious Ghazals.

It is very important to build bridges and maintain them for us to be Non- Tanha.

Aap se milne se pahle hum bhi tanha the - lekin jubse mile hein aur bhi tanha ho gaye.

Parul Gahlot said...

COOKING LONELINESS

One day may be one day
We will write an anthology of loneliness
We will define it in great detail
We will break it apart and may be even analyse it

We will discover the roots of it
In the eyes of someone lovable
You will find it in their minds
You will find your loneliness
Reflected through many windows…

It will look back at you
From the glass outside large shops
From the chair in front of a computer screen
From a sofa that sits next to you

One day may be one day
We will find loneliness…
Hanging from a broken telephone chord…
We will buy it off the shelf..
Pay for it with credit card love
Chop it up finely
And cook it well
So it would stop tasting like bad coffee.

Satyadarshini said...

Gazal...great post!!
In today's world we call ourselves busy but we are losing on so much...and thats "living life" :)

Liked what Mohan and Parul shared....

Ady said...

Loneliness is a state of mind...not of the physical being...One can be lonelier in a crowd than when one is alone(reading a book or writing a blog!)...ask the person who sits in a crowd all day and still cant relate to any of the people constituting the "crowd"!!