Friday, March 29, 2013

Kuch Tope Panktiyan...

रात के एक बजने को हैं 
यहाँ, मेरे घर में 
तुमने सुनी है क्या 
मेरी घडी, जो सो गयी ?

Raat ke ek bajne ko hain
Yahan, mere ghar mein
Tumne suni hai kya
Meri ghadi, jo so gayi ?


सर्द शोलों से बयां है रहती है मोहब्बत मेरी 
धूप भरी छाओं में आओ तो मजा आ जाए 

चांदनी रात के उजालों में बुझा हूँ कबसे 
स्याह कुछ आग जलाओ तो मजा आ जाए 

Sard sholon se bayan rehti hai mohabbat meri
Dhoop bhari chhayon mein aao to maja aa jaye

Chandni raat ke ujalon mein bujha hoon kabse
Syah kuch aag jalao to maja aa jae


इतना सन्नाटा क्यों है भाई 
कोई तो लाइक करो 
लिखी हैं तोप पंक्तियां 
मुझे न यूं साईक करो 

मुझको लगता है के एक 
भूला भटका शायर 
आ बसा बीच मेरे 
ले के पंक्चर टायर 

चार पैरों की है अब 
उसकी मोटर, न बाइक करो 
इतना सन्नाटा क्यों है भाई 
कोई तो लाइक करो

Itna sannata kyon hai bhai
Koi to like karo
likhi hain tope panktiyan
Mujhe na yoon psyche karo

Mujhko lagta hai ke ek
Bhoola bhatka shayar
Aa basa beech mere
Le ke puncture tyre

Char pairon ki hai ab
Uski motor, na bike karo
Itna sannata kyon hai bhai
Koi to like karo

Monday, March 25, 2013

Kuch Aur Zee...

Rajni (Jalan) was my principal assistant while I was Directing seasons of "Teer Kamaan" and "Positive Health Show" at  Zee TV, sometimes in the mid-90s. A post-graduate in Communication Media for Children from SNDT, Pune, she was a great help (and endured a lot of shit from me). Thank you, and sorry, Rajni.

Friday, March 22, 2013

Zee Ley Jara...

On the sets of the Zee TV Talk Show "Teer Kamaan" which I directed for a season, sometimes in the mid-90s. The set design and construction was by Omung Kumar (also called OK), familiar to the then television audience as the very popular host of the game show 'Ek Minute' (also on Zee)

"The Positive Health Show" - another show I directed at Zee in the mid-90s. It was anchored by one Dr. Batra (yes, the famous homoeopath who helps you deal with hair loss and other sundry deficiencies). One of the show's sections dealt with health cooking. I remember at the end of this one all of us unwholesomely rushed in to eat the just cooked gourmet dish. Incidentally, the smart boy intently observing me at the back is Sagar Ballary (later to become famous as the Director of 'Bheja Fry'). Sagar was a young college student then, assisting me in Zee while bunking his classes at Ruia :)

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Offline Rant

Get off Facebook, you dumb ass
You have a book to write
Get a life
Go for a walk
Fight with your neighbour
Make odd shaped balls
And odder sounds
Ones that you say sorry after.
Or don't.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Ek Choti Si Love Story - Top Left, and Top Right

Once upon a time (some time it was !), there was a boy, top, left. He loved the girl, top right. But the guy in the top middle kept coming in the way. So did the girl in the middle right, whose shoulders (and counsel) the top right girl trusted; while the one in the middle middle kept scoring aces in exams, in accomplished ignorance. Meanwhile the graceful guy at the bottom (middle) quietly rose up in ranks, to become the Vice President, Special Programs, International Campaign for Tibet, Washington, D.C. (not joking, this). End of story.