Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Women and India

8th March, Women’s day was being celebrated. Situation of women in India is a question. Often we read in newspapers, women committing suicide, being killed because of dowry. They are not treated equally in Indian society.
This is the land of Bharat where we worship women as there is a famous saying in our Vedas, “Yatra naryati poojyte, ramnte tatra devta.”
The conditions and situations of women are improving drastically. We are talking about equality. We all know that a girl with same qualification has far better opportunities than a boy. We have reservation for women in institute. We always have courtesy to say ladies first. If even a single girl complains about you then you are going to be beaten mercilessly after that you will be allowed to put your point.
We are talking about equality, how ridiculous it is!!!
Women are being treated and respected far better than men at least in India.
I have had talk with many girls. They used to say, “Have you heard about that girl who has been murdered. Men are so cruel. They are treating us like goat.”
Don’t we hear that a boy has been killed? Don’t we hear that a whole family has been killed mercilessly? We read these also. Then why we always shout only for women and make it an issue against men. Those who do such things are enemy of whole humanity not only of women. We have to fight against those not against men.
Don’t we hear that because of a woman, a family has been separated. Daughter in law is treating her mother/father in law like nothing. We also read and watch such type of activities. Why can’t we shout at that time? We must always remember that we are fighting against anti social elements of the society whether they are men or women.
We accept that situation of women is not good in some of very backward places and villages. I also belong from a small village. There are many villages nearby a village and beauty is that every person knows people of other villages. They are so much socialised. If you need any kind of help they will always be there for you. I never watched or heard that a woman has been burnt/killed in my village or any other surrounding villages. Though I have seen men/women starving for food as they have been separated because of a woman.
We all know that such kind of activities are there but are in very few numbers. If we are talking about equality we must keep in mind that it should be in all areas. It should be there also where we are treating women with so much respect. We can not replace women with men and vice versa. We must respect strength and weakness of each other.

Friday, March 4, 2011

Nawazish ki jarurat nahi koi unko btlaaye jaakar
unke khush hone mein meri khudgarzi shamil hai
Uske lafzo ki kuch yu aadat ho gayi hai Shail
ab to khwabon mein bhi unse guftugu hoti hai
Shayad talafuzz ka fark tha tere mere beech shail
pyar nahi hai mujhse aisa tune kabhi keha to nahi
Jaane kyun log meri shayri ka sabab puchhte hain Shail
gham aur bhi hote hain iss jehan mein muhabbat ke siva
Iss kadar chha jaaunga tere dilo dimaag pe Shail
tum kuchh bhi bologe...awaaz meri hogi...

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

ग़ज़ल 4

मजबूर हालात और दिल-इ-नादान से लड़ना सीखा था
ग़म-ए-सागर में उसने मेरे साथ तैरना सीखा था

बड़े शौक से मुझे अपना शगिर्द बोलता है वो
जिसने कभी पढ़कर मेरी किताबें बोलना सीखा था

गिर पड़ता था कभी तो कभी थाम लेता था मेरा हाथ
राह-ए-ज़िन्दगी में उसने मेरी उंगली पकड़कर चलना सीखा था

यूँ तो खिलते थे गुल और पतझड़ भी आते थे मौसम में
सुनकर मेरे अल्फाज़ उसने ज़िन्दगी से मुहब्बत करना सीखा था

उसकी याद अब दिल-ए-गुस्ताख से जाती नहीं शैल
मेरे साथ मिलकर जिसने ख्वाब देखना सीखा था


Majboor halaat aur dil-e-nadan se ladna seekha tha
gham-e-sagar mein usne mere sath tairna seekha tha

Bade shauk se mujhe apna shagird bolta hai wo
jisne kabhi padhkar meri kitaabein bolna seekha tha

Gir padta tha kabhi to kabhi thaam leta tha mera haath
raah-e-zindgi mein usne meri ungli pakadkar chalna seekha tha

Yun to khilte the gul aur patjhar bhi aate the mausam mein
sunkar mere alfaz usne zindgi se muhabbat karna seekha tha

Uski yaad ab dil-e-gustakh se jaati nahi shail
mere saath milkar jisne khwab dekhna seekha tha
Ye kaun see kashti mein aaj baitha hai tu shail
Manzil to dikhti hai par faasle kam nahi ho re