Truth in humanity. Singaar ko rehnae dho. Dancers, Radhika and Niharika. Vocalist, Shreya Ghoshal.

How to avoid privileged pandering of religions. With Urdu poetry known as ghazals and nazms.

Jabbhie koi sithara tuuta, mai samjha hoga mera dhil, when a star can no longer carry the burden of heaven, it reminds me of a heart been broken into many parts. Chalthae chalthae yuug bithae time after time chaar kadham thi meri I wander the four corners of the world in search of you. Manzil jaanae mae kisore chala huun my heart is aware of the trepidatious journey and it is my will that allows me to seek your presence merae peechai meri manzi as my willl. Maath ilzaam kisi par dhena please do not put a curse on my yearning, thuum ho anjum apnae kathil, says the famous poet Anjum, is the journey as well.

Pardha nasheen vo vakth nalaa, the moment hidden in sand sadhjo ko shikayaath ho jayae, tell the story of truth that made complete mae therae thgahaful bejaan dhuun, in pursuit of this truth, I fear losing the ability to speak aur theri inaayath ho jayain, and become thoughtless once more.

Bhiktha hai thu masjid mandir mai, God as you wander through shrines built to extol you, dekh mujhae dar laghtha hai, seeing you thus makes me afraid. Maashook hai thu jinkae dhil ka, your extraordinary accomplishments of which the human is just a speck of sand, unhae na bavavath na ho jai, please consider the truth of existence to be worthy of you.

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The Jerusalem Ensemble. Featuring a Pianist no?

Kabhi Jo Badal Barsae, when it rains on occassion. Vocalist, Arijit Singh.

Kabhi jo baadal barse
Main dekhoon tujhe aankhein bharke..
Tu lage mujhe pehli baarish ki duaa..

Sometime, when the clouds rain,
I see you with my eyes full (of water, like clouds),
You look like a wish for the first rain of season..

Tere pehloo mein reh loon..
Main khud ko paagal keh loon..
Tu gham de ya khushiyaan sah loon saathiyaa..

I wish to live in your shadow,
I wish to be called mad (for you),
Whether you give me sadness or joy, I’ll bear, O beloved..

Koi nahi, tere siva mera yahaan..
Manzilein, hain meri to sab yahaan..
Mita de sabhi aaja faasle..
Main chahoon mujhe mujhse baant le..
Zara sa mujh mein tu jhaank le..
Main hoon kya..

There is nobody other than you who is mine,
All my destinations are here (in you alone)
Come, end all distances,
I wish you to share me with myself,
Peek into me a little bit..
What I am..

Pehle kabhi, na tune mujhe gham diya..
Phir mujhe, kyun tanhaa kar diya..
Guzaare the jo lamhe pyaar ke
Hamesha tujhe apna maan ke..
To phir tune badli kyoon adaa,
Ye kyoon kiya..

Earlier, you never gave me any sorrow,
Then why have you made me all lonely..
The moments of love that we passed,
thinking of you as mine,
why have you changed your way,
why did you do this?


Anjoli Loho Mor Shongeethae. God you are this song’s filfilled prayer. Lyrics by Kazi Nazrul Islam. Vocalist. Anuradha Paudwal.

Blessed Jerusalem, 2019.