Month: September 2011

dukh fasana nahi ke tujh se kahein

dukh fasana nahi
ke tujh se kahein

aur dil bhi maana nahi
ke tujh se kahein

aj tak apni bekali ka sabbab
khud bhi jana nahi
ke tujh se kahein

(bekali – restlessness)

betarah haal-e-dil hai
aur tujh se dostana nahi
ke tujh se kahein

(betarah – unsteady)

ek tu harfaashna tha magar
ab zamana nahi
ke tujh se kahein

(harfaashna – ?)

aey khuda dard-e-dil hai bakshish-e-dost
aab-o-dana nai
ke tujh se kahein

(aab-o-daana – life)h

ab to apna bhi us gali mein Faraz
aana jaana nahi
ke tujh se kahein

One more stanza i read on a website that Faraz saab didn’t recite:

qasida hum faqeer logon ka
ek thikana nahi
ke tujh se kahein

(qasida – ?)

दुख फ़साना नहीं
के तुझ से कहें

और दिल भी माना नहीं
के तुझ से कहें

अज तक अपनी बेकली का सबब
खुद भी जाना नहीं
के तुझ से कहें
बेतरह हाले-दिल है
और तुझसे दोस्ताना नहीं
के तुझ से कहें

एक तू हर्फ़आशना था मगर
अब ज़माना नहीं
के तुझ से कहें

ऐ खुदा दर्दे-दिल है बक्शिशे-दोस्त
आबो-दाना नहीं
के तुझ से कहें

अब तो अपना भी उस गली में फ़राज़
आना जाना नहीं
के तुझ से कहें

कासिदा हम फकीर लोगों का
एक ठिकाना नहीं
के तुझ से कहें

Ghulam Ali & Jagjit Singh live in concert

Just got back after watching Ghulam Ali & Jagjit Singh live in concert at Talkatora Stadium, New Delhi. It probably was for the first time that both were coming together on a single stage. The concert started with Ghulam Ali and as usual he was amazing. He started with faasle aise bhi honge and then went on to sing dil mein ek lehar si uthi hai abhi, chupke chupke, legendary Ahmed Faraz’s phir kisi rahaguzar par shayad, hungama hain kyon barpa and so on. And believe me it was an amazing performance. If someone is there after Mehdi Hasan, he is Ghulam Ali. After one and half hour Ghulam Ali freed the stage for Jagjit Singh

and

now comes the sad part 🙁

Jagjit Singh was totally disappointing. It was nothing more than playing a CD. He sang some idiotic ghazals that were sung in some movies. He almost didn’t speak anything, no interaction with the audience; just kept on singing one ghazal after another. By the time he was going to finish, it became bit ok but just a “bit”.

Then Jagjit Singh called Ghulam Ali on stage again and they started with a jugalbandi on Ghulam Ali’s lag gaye nain avede. One guy from Jagjit Singh’s orcehstra and then another one from Ghulam Ali’s orchestra also joined. That was totally awesome. Then they went on to sing a classical composition (I can’t recall the lyrics) and it was amazing too ! And that was the end of the show.

Ghulam Ali totally stole the show and Jagjit Singh was totally, absolutely disappointing and I don’t think I will ever go to watch Jagjit Singh again. It was totally a lifeless singing.  And by the way why doesn’t he use a mic with harmonium ? So that harmonium’s sound is not heard ? #FAIL

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