Followers

Sunday, 3 February 2013

लिबास

दुश्मनों ने तो   के पूछी खैरियत 
दोस्त मेरी मौजूदगी से शर्मिंदा नज़र आये,
मैं गया था आपके जलसे में लेकिन 
मामूली कपड़ों में  आप  पहचान नहीं पाए!

Translation:
Attire
Friends by my friendship looked embarrassed
Though the enemies came to talk forward,
I had gone to attend your gala party
In my ordinary clothes you notice didn’t  me!

Explanation:
The poet had gone to a grand event where all importance is generally given to attire and appearance. 
While his friends were ashamed of being associated with him due to his humble clothes, his enemies did not let go of a chance to humiliate him, and mocked on the pretext of asking about his well being.  
Oblivious to his plight, the host, a close friend himself, could not recognize him, being too obsessed with those richly attired attendees!


54 comments:

  1. very aptly said Amit Ji. Today your appearance matters more that you yourself for what you are!

    ReplyDelete
  2. Too good, Amit. And please write the English translation always. This will help me to enjoy your Hindi posts better....

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. You're welcome, I'll try to do that always:)
      Thank you Ranjana:)

      Delete
  3. Waaah, waah, irshaad irshaad.
    Amitji, you've certainly nailed it in this one. I could not agree more to this. Countless number of times our friends have turned a blind eye and a deaf ear to us.
    This was brilliant stuff, monday morning masti :) :) :)

    Regards

    Jay
    My Newest Blog Post | My Entry to Indiblogger Get Published

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you Jay:) for mast appreciation:):)

      Delete
  4. Indeed proves the adage - Appearances can be deceptive!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I'm delighted, Deepak, if you mean what it means:)
      Thank you!:)

      Delete
  5. We do live in an age where the label is more important than the substance, Amit. Exquisitely written.

    ReplyDelete
  6. Amit ji. I always love your shayaris. Light in words, wealth of thought..

    ReplyDelete
  7. true gems of words Amit ji---ek "sachchi" haqeeqat

    ReplyDelete
  8. wow! so true, strangely clothes seem to decide our acceptance in the society. Well said!

    ReplyDelete
  9. A CURSORY LOOK & ONE IS EVALUATED-nobody takes the trouble to go deep.
    But Amitjee i beg to differ when it comes to friends-real friends,although they are a vanishing species--no ?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Exceptions prove the point, Indu:)
      Secondly, even the real ones sometimes behave differently in public.
      You're very lucky if your real ones never do!:)
      Thank you:)

      Delete
  10. प्रभावशाली ,
    जारी रहें।

    शुभकामना !!!

    आर्यावर्त
    आर्यावर्त में समाचार और आलेख प्रकाशन के लिए सीधे संपादक को editor.aaryaavart@gmail.com पर मेल करें।

    ReplyDelete
  11. I know so many geniuses who had faced similar situations in life, but they never bothered and let their work do the talking

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I'm doing the same:) ha..ha..ha..:D
      Thank you Arnab:)

      Delete
  12. Appearances can truly be deceiving! But sometimes the most humbly dressed people are the true gems of the society... Well written!

    ReplyDelete
  13. Eat for yourself and dress for others.This English saying might have borne from the experience like this.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. May be!
      But why bother about others?
      Thank you Murthy:)

      Delete
  14. very thought provoking..thanks for sharing

    ReplyDelete
  15. thoughtful reminded me of scene from Jodha Akbar where the emperor goes to market as poor guy.

    ReplyDelete
  16. beautifully painted picture of life through yr eloquent words :)

    ReplyDelete
  17. Nice...congratz I nominate u for the wonderful Leibster award...
    http://itjusthappenandthen.blogspot.in/2013/02/presenting-leibster-award.html

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you Himani:)
      I'm honored and grateful:)

      Delete
  18. I SO loved the Hindi one. It has a depth unmatched. Beautifully written, Amit ji!

    ReplyDelete
  19. Reminds me of Tagore who was once shooed away from an event where he was the chief guest!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Really? How miserable...
      Thank you Damyanti:)

      Delete
  20. Beautiful and I am reading 'Khushboo ka safar' these days. Thanks a ton for the beautiful gift Sir. I am loving it :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hey Saru I was a mere medium of reaching the books to you and receiving pleasure in return; the books are best adorned in the hands of a connoisseur...so, thanks is not really required!
      However, thank you for liking these lines:)

      Delete
  21. This happens all the time...I guess, we are becoming the most brand-conscious/ self-conscious stupid people around..:((

    ReplyDelete
  22. Very true, especially these days when appearances are more important than one's inner worth.

    ReplyDelete
  23. Loved the Hindi version more! Agree, these external entrapments have assumed more significance than human presence or values

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you, Geetashree, for liking it:)

      Delete
  24. Sahi likha hai guruji aapne.. Khair humein yahi koshish karni chahiye ki jo buraa humein lagta ho wah dussro ko na de.. likhte rahiye.

    ReplyDelete