This blog is best viewed with the latest browser and an open mind!

Sunday, March 12, 2006

Looking Ahead!

Lest my last post make you think I am a defeated pessimist, let me clearly state that I am an optimist beyond belief. If there is anything I have unshakeable faith in, it is Humanity. Although it has many blots on its landscape (Hitler, Stalin, Zia, Bush to name just a few scattered apart) but, in the end, its spirit has always triumphed. As Faiz said: Chand roaz aur meree jaan - faqat chand hee roaz.

The past may seem to have been full of tragedy, but the future will be brighter ... as expressed in this beautiful and uplifting piece by Suroor Barabankvi.

Labels: , , , , ,


Blogger the olive ream said...

I absolutely and whole-heartidly relate to your words. Unfortunately a realist sometimes is often mistaken for a pessimist. I am an optimist as well, in regards to the future.

"Chand roaz aur meree jaan - faqat chand hee roaz." How apt for how some of us feel. Although, I might also include "Hum Dekhain gai, Lazim hai kai hum bhi dekhain gai.." to my list.

12 March, 2006 12:38

Blogger sabizak said...

Soul stirring-- the fusion of words, tarranum and the charged mushaira atmosphere. Also the feel of a man coming alive through technology long after he is no more. (although in this day and age voice recording must hardly fall under the definition of technology any longer, but for us tech-challenged folks it still provides a rush of adrenalin). I especially love it when Barabankavi Saahib makes a u-turn in his theme and before reciting that shayr explains "ghazal ka shayr hai"

"Tum theher jaao tau pal bhar mein guzar jaae gi raat"

19 March, 2006 20:09

Blogger bluecheese said...


I come here to listen to 'Hamesha Dayr Kar Daita Hoon Mein' every now and then, and now I've got one more to visit you :)

21 March, 2006 22:28


Post a Comment

Links to this post:

Create a Link

<< Home