Monday, April 30, 2007

Mumbai

I am a born and bred mumbaikar. Except I live somewhere else now. Anyways, I was home for the weekend. And for the first time I realized that the noise and traffic unnerved me. I mean why was everybody rushing to get somewhere. Why was there no moment where everything justs stopped, like youve pressed the pause button. And you could walk around just looking at all the characters around you. Each car blaring its horn, has a story to tell. But why wasn't anybody bothering to find it out. Why the rush! The constant movement!

Anyways heard this later. And realized how apt it was! Its from "lage raho munnabhai"

Shaher ki is daud me daud ke karna kya hai?
Jab yehi jeena hai dosto to phir marna kya hai?

Paheli barish me train late hone ki fikr hai
Bhul gaye bhigte hue tahelna kya hai?

Serials ke kirdaaro ka saara haal hai malum
par maa ka haal puchhne ki fursat kise hai?

Ab ret pe nange pao tahelte kyu nahi?
108 hai chanel phir dil bahelte kyu nahi?

Internet ki duniya ke to touch me hai,
lekin pados me kon raheta hai jaante tak nahi.

Mobile, Landline sab ki bharmaar hai,
Lekin jigri dost tak pahuche aise taar kaha hai?

Kab dubte hue suraj ko dekha tha yaad hai?
Kab jaana tha shaam ka guzarna kya hai?

Toh Dosto Shaher ki es daud me daud ke karna kya hai
Jab yahi jeena hai to phir Marna kya hai?

2 comments:

juiceburps said...

hey this sounds like a translation of one of those forwards..

The Yarnspinner said...

the hindi part is from a movie.
its not supposed to be original.
me got really overwhelmed by the traffic.
the original one is after this post.. "To Mumbai"...