A promise to myself

I’m not doing justice to the idea of this blog. I dont find time enough. So from today onwards, I’ll post anything on earth, and a relevant verse by Ghalib. I’ve enough faith that Ghalib has something in store, for every situation.

Something for the above resolution:
Humko maloom hai jannat ki haqeeqat lekin,
Dil ke khush rakhane ko Ghalib yeh khayaal achchha hai.

Analyzing Ghaalib ??

I started reading Ghaalib an year back. Its easy to get carried away by the desire to logically analyze Ghaalib. But after an year or so I realize that this is the last thing one should do to Ghaalib. Read it. Enjoy it. Releat to it. But definitely not analyze it. Take this for instance –

Hue mar ke hum jo rusvaa hue kyon na gark-e-dariya,
Na kabhi janaazaa uthataa, na kahin mazaar hota.

[rusvaa=infamous] [gark=drown/sink ] [dariya=river]

Its impossible to gauage why Ghaalib has written this. But, I can surely remember times when I felt the same.