Sunday, March 04, 2012

Life unfair?

Vanakkam friends. Beautiful weekend with friends, friends and friends. Some great conversation, food and dance. Loved it! One thing I realised today. It is really easy to do free style dancing, but classical dance requires a lot of practice. As I was dancing I had a thought. If classical steps are used in contemporary Bollywood songs, it might give birth to a new form of dance that might be a hit. Shhh! I am trying something, that I cannot share with all you just as yet. I promise I will share it by the end of this month. So keep reading. *************************************************************************
As you all must have noticed, reminiscing is one of my favorite activities. In one such conversation with a good friend, I was introduced to the following ghazal.
This is a ghazal from the movie Ahista Ahista. Soulfully rendered by Bhupinder Singh, the music was by Khayyam and the lyrics by Nida Fazli. This song has also been sung by Asha Bhosle. I like Bhupinder's version better. The first 2 lines of this ghazal caught my attention.

kabhi kisi ko mukammal jahaan nahin milataa
kahin zamin to kahin aasamaan nahin milataa

I could not completely understand what these lines meant, for I did not know the meaning of the word "Mukammal". I knew what to do. Google zindabad. :). "Mukammal" is an Urdu word which means "complete". Aah! So, what the lyricist is trying to convey here is that everybody does not get everything in life. Not everybody is 100% satisfied. What a poetic way of saying it!
           I recently finished reading a book called "The Secrets" by Rhonda Bryne. This book was  a book recommended by Oprah Winfrey on her show. In this book the author talks about how positive thinking can eventually give us what we really want. For example, if I want to get promoted and I think everyday, that I WILL get promoted while doing my job at work, I will eventually get promoted. Hmm, I could not digest that easily. If that was the case, why is poverty still existing? Why are people still sad? Does not make sense. In my opinion, while positive thinking can keep you optimistic and happy, it cannot give you all that you want. In the above ghazal it clearly says nobody can have both the sky and the earth. If they did, they would be the creator - God himself. So, why don't we always get what we want? We deserve it! After all we live only once. Isn't it? If anyone has the answer please leave a comment.

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