Friday, January 22, 2010

Inspiration

It's ironic that the recent Aman-ki Aasha campaign is coupled with the news of IPL teams abandoning Pakistani Players. It is also ironic that Iqbal (aka Allama Iqbal), who wrote Saare jahan se achcha hindustan hamara, was a key influence in Jinnah's decision for demanding a separate Muslim state. Seeking commonality in the two ironies, one of Iqbal's works, popularized by Junoon's song 'Khudi ko Kar', inspires me like nothing else:

Khudi(Self) ko kar buland(mighty) itna
ke har taqdeer
(fate) se pehle
Khuda
bandey(person) se khud pooche
Bata teri raza
(agreement/wish) kya hai

Tu shaheen
(Royal falcon) hai, Parvaz(flight) hai kam tera, kam tera
Tere samne Aasman aur bhi hain
Tu shaheen he Basera
(dwell) kar
Pahadon
(mountains) ki chattanon(rocks) par
Tu shaheen hai tu Shaheen hai tu shaheen hai
Song available here.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Amazing Song...True to every word you have mentioned

LICK ME said...

精彩的文章是我停留的理由~.........................