Posted in Complex Human Mind, Inspirational Stuff, Life's Like That, My Favorite Poems

Javed Akhtar’s Poetry in Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara

Image Courtesy Google

“Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara”( is new Hindi Film directed by Zoya Akhtar. Zoya is famous Urdu poet and Lyricist Shri Javed Akhtar’s daughter. This film is all about how we need to live in the present moment by enjoying its present moment by letting go all our fears and living the present moment of life to fullest extent. Concept is old however the way it is explained and narrated through the three main characters(played by Hrithik Roshan, Farhan Akhtar and Abhay Deol) of the film is really interesting. We cannot stop correlating to one or the other character in these 3 and it is kind of enlightenment to us about how we are missing important aspect of life ” Living in Present Moment” in the mad rush to the future 😉 .

In the ZNMD, Farhan Akhtar played a prominet role and his character name is Imran. Imran’s poems throughout the film are a hit among the audience. Here are the four poems of Imran(written by Shri Javed Akhtar).

First Poem:

Pighlay neelam sa behta hua yeh samaan
Neeli neeli si khamoshiyaan
Na kahin hai zameen
Na kahin aasmaan
Sarsaraati huyi tehniyaan, pattiyaan
Keh rahi hain ki bas ek tum ho yahaan
Sirf main hoon meri saansein hain aur meri dhadkanein
Aisi gehraiyaan
Aisi tanhaiyaan
Aur main sirf main
Apne honay pe mujhko yaqeen aa gaya

Translation in English

The moment seems to flow like a molten sapphire and there’s deep blue silence,
Neither there is earth below, nor sky above,
The rustling branches, leaves are saying that only you are here,
Only me, my breath and my heartbeat,

Such deepness, such loneliness and me…only me,
It all makes me believe in my existence.

Second Poem:

Ik baat honton tak hai jo aayi nahin
Bas ankhon say hai jhaankti
Tumse kabhi, mujhse kabhi
Kuch lafz hain woh maangti
Jinko pehanke honton tak aa jaaye woh
Aawaaz ki baahon mein baahein daalke ithlaaye woh
Lekin jo yeh ik baat hai
Ahsaas hi ahsaas hai
Khushboo si hai jaise hawa mein tairti
Khushboo jo be-aawaaz hai
Jiska pata tumko bhi hai
Jiski khabar mujhko bhi hai
Duniya se bhi chupta nahin
Yeh jaane kaisa raaz hai

Translation in English:

A thing that still hasn’t come up to my lips and only peeks through my eyes,
It asks for words, sometimes from me and sometimes from you,
So that it can wear those words and come to the lips,
And so that it could be embraced by words..

But this thing is actually a feeling…only a feeling,
It’s like a fragrance floating in the air,

Fragrance, which has no voice…and about which you know and I know too.
 It is not hidden from the world, what kind of a secret it is?

Third Poem:

Jab jab dard ka baadal chaya
Jab ghum ka saya lehraya
Jab aansoo palkon tak aya
Jab yeh tanha dil ghabraya
Humne dil ko yeh samjhaya
Dil aakhir tu kyun rota hai
Duniya mein yunhi hota hai
Yeh jo gehre sannate hain
Waqt ne sabko hi baante hain
Thoda ghum hai sabka qissa
Thodi dhoop hai sabka hissa
Aankh teri bekaar hi nam hai
Har pal ek naya mausam hai
Kyun tu aise pal khota hai
Dil aakhir tu kyun rota hai

Translation in English:

Whenever the clouds of pain and sadness loomed,
Whenever tears came till the eyelashes,
Whenever this lonely heart got scared,
I told my heart, Oh Heart, why do you cry?
This is what happens in this world…

This deep silence…the world has distributed it to everyone,
Some sadness is a part of everyone’s life,
Some sunshine is a part of everyone’s life,
Your eyes are wet without any reason,
Every second is a new season,
Why do you let go of such priceless moments?
Oh Heart, why do you cry?

Fourth Poem:

Dilon mein tum apni betaabiyaan leke chal rahe ho
Toh zinda ho tum
Nazar mein khwaabon ki bijliyaan leke chal rahe ho
Toh zinda ho tum

Hawaa ke jhonkon ke jaise azad rehna seekho
Tum ek dariya ke jaise lehron mein behna seekho
Har ek lamhe se tum milo khole apni baahein
Har ek pal ik naya samaan dekhein yeh nigaahein

Jo apni aankhon mein hairaaniyaan leke chal rahe ho
Toh zinda ho tum
Dilon mein tum apni betaabiyaan leke chal rahe ho
Toh zinda ho tum

Translation in English:

If you have eagerness in your heart, it means you are alive,
If your eyes are filled with dreams, it means you are alive
Learn to be free like the wind,
Learn to flow freely like the river,
Embrace every moment with open arms,
See a new horizon every time with your eyes,
If you carry surprise in your eyes, it means you are alive,
If you have eagerness in your heart, it means you are alive…

English Translation Courtesy:


Prasanna Rayaprolu

Posted in Life's Like That, My Favourite Music

Its Rainy Season!!!! Time For Some “Rain” Songs :P

Image Courtesy Google

Finally its rainy season.  Nothing brings joy to me than drenching in rain and playing just like that in rain. May be….may be…..rain brings the childishness in me alive 😉 Right from childhood I make some or the reason to go out during rain and drench for a while. I just don’t mind about the consequences of drenching in rain. Who is bothered about cold, cough and fever 😉

Who says power cut is a bad thing!!! During rainy season atleast in my place the electricity board fellow is very conscious to save all of us from electric shocks etc….we will have power cut as soon as it gets cloudy and windy  :D…So when we have a power cut for a long time during rains….that too during day time…..that too when brothers are in town…all the members in the family …who generally are busy in their works all the time, have no other option except to focus on the rain and its a good time to chit chat about all the things on the planet. My mother during this time she will be busy with her amazing “Networking” skills.  Any CCNA certified engineer  cannot and dare not compete with my Mom in the aspect of Networking. Networking in the sense….tying different strings, ropes, wires all through the rooms to dry the wet clothes. My Dad will be busy arranging and rearranging the indoor and outdoor plants in the pots..he is a rain engineer..he does not like wasting as single drop of rain. Meanwhile my brothers will be busy in trying to explain the beauty of rain or trying to help their kids (my nephews and niece) drenching in rain. Added to this we have orders for gallons and gallons of “Chai” and tons and tons of “Onion Pakodi”.

Again!!!! Rain reminds me of music. Listening to awesome rain songs gives us the feel of rain!!! Here are some of my favorite rain songs from everywood…tollywood..bollywood etc…

1) Gitanjali – Vollanta : It’s just magic!!!! Perfect combination of Maniratnam’s direction to Ilayaraja’s music with awesome photography 🙂 . Given a chance I would not mind dancing in this manner secretly provided people would not die of heart attack seeing me dance!!! Come on!!! Who says Elephants can’t Dance!!!

2) Ab Ke Sawan Aise Barse- Sobha Mudgal  : I just love this track, just because it is soo realistic and we can relate to this…simple and serene rain song!!! I used to love this song sooo much that I even learnt the lyrics of this song to some extent and used to sing it …for my self.

3)RIM JHIM GIRE SAWAN From Manzil:  Hmm!! simplicity is amazing at anytime..because simplicity is mysterious….this is THE ROMANTIC RAIN Song.

4)Rim Jhim Rim Jhim – 1942 A Love Story: A song which has all the elements a good rain song needs to have..beautiful heroine..handsome hero..wonderful location…perfect lyrics and music too….

5)Taal Se Taal Mila – Taal : Sometimes I wonder if Aishwarya is an angel!!! Lovely rain song from Taal film.

6)  Bhaage Re Mann from Chameli: Love the music and its a good to listen song during long drives that too ALONE!!!

7)Dekho Na Dekho Na – Fanaa : Any Rain Song list would be incomplete without this song 😉

8. )Koi Ladki Hai Song DIL TO PAGAL HAI : Lovely Rain song of Madhuri and SRK

9)Innallaku Gurthu vacchana vaana from Varsham: Trisha was new to acting during this film time…so she thought of doing complete justice to the money given to her….so acted too much in this song…wonder if this type of reaction to rain is feasible and valid….however it was a big hit and a good song to listen.

10)Vachindha Megham – Yuva: This song has nothing to do with rain,however it has something to do with clouds,Physics , University Guy and service to society and above all amazing lyrics….so this is a favorite song 😛

11)Vache Vache Nalla mabbullara from Anand movie: Love they lyrics and music of this song. Love the assertive nature of the heroine’s character “Rupa” in this film.

and last but not least this entry of Dia Mirza in RHTDM movie:

Hope you too enjoy the rains this year too and do share with me your favorite list of rain songs. Have a lovely weekend 🙂


Prasanna Rayaprolu

Posted in Inspirational Stuff, Life, Life's Like That

Life Is Not All About Winning

Image Courtesy Pravsworld

Life Is Not All About Winning 

Life is not all about winning.

There are lean moments in everyone’s life, we have to take the rough with the smooth,

and we have to keep looking for the silver lining in the clouds.

Remember, no one is lucky enough to be successful their whole life.

So every time you fall down – cheer up, get up and keep moving.

 Keep you sights on the big goal. Let not the temporary bruises worry you.

If there is a website that comes to my rescue everytime  I feel low, it is pravsworld(

Got to check this wonderful message on pravsworld and it did really make me feel happy.


Prasanna Rayaprolu

Posted in Inspirational Stuff, Life's Like That, Things to Ponder

You Are Designed To Bounce Back :)

Image Courtesy Google

There is a lot in life that we are not meant to take seriously – your nasty boss, for instance, or an unkind colleague who put you down. Why remember those who never valued us in the first place? Why recall repeatedly, all those occasions when we were slighted or overlooked?

We were never meant to take these things to heart. And yet we keep running into folks who are discouraged by the slightest thing. There is something inbuilt into life itself that could help us overcome trials and difficulties – a kind of survival mechanism that supports us, teaching us to keep boosting ourselves and our self esteem, particularly when faced with flak.

People are often judging us from a perspective that is narrow. So what if the first draft did not make the mark? What if i failed in a task, or if i did not measure up to the expectations of my colleagues? What if i was not as successful as others would like me to be?

The calm, measured life that i have chosen to lead – no matter if it appears drab and dull to some – may have been rich in content in ways that is not comprehensible to them. Maybe i am not right on top in my career; maybe my ambitions did not drive me to always be on the top. Perhaps i was like a neutral figure in an organisation that made heroes of straw men. Perhaps, too, i am remembered for other, more enduring qualities like kindness and compassion?

As i look back, i wonder if it was that rebuff that made me work harder and with greater concentration. It was the downgrade i received that made me assess myself more realistically and helped me build on my real individual strengths and resources. It was the unkindness of others or the cutting remarks made, that made me value myself even more.

Life has so many facets and we do our best to simplify our responses and to unravel its complexities. The process is sometimes long and we are prone to discouragement on the way. But as we travel and journey along, we become more hopeful.

Experiences are always many-sided. The human mind can sometimes focus on a string of negativities. But the same human mind can look at a string of positives, building up faith and hope.

The discouraged person will always find a sympathetic ear, timely advice, and reaffirmation from significant others and unconditional acceptance by those who by their very existence encourage people along the way. So, when we are tired and have reached the end of our tether, we get a helping hand and are uplifted on the way.

Life calls all of us to be encouragers. We can do this well only when we ourselves have been through the pain of rejection and yet survive to emerge accomplished in other ways. We are after all co-travellers on the voyage of life.

Just think: What would have happened if life did not survive the thousands of trials and errors that have gone into the making of it? To succeed like Edison after the 1,000th trial in making the electric bulb is akin to all the other experiences of life – repeated failure, perseverance and success.

As it is so well said, we might only be a hit away from striking gold, so we need to keep at it, no matter how discouraged we are and feel.

Source for the article :

Got back to home after a long day and read this article in today’s edition of Times of India. Me felt happy after reading this. Thought  this article might be useful for folks like me in this planet who are sailing in the same boat , so posted it here 🙂

“Vache vache nalla mabbullara
giche giche pilla galullara
kallalona ponguthunna badhalenno makunnayi

gundelona dachukunna gadhalenno
therusthara badha
gali vana lali
padesthara ”


Prasanna Rayaprolu

Posted in My favorite Personalites, My Favourite Music

Shri Shafqat Amanat Ali : Gem From Lahore

Image Courtesy Google

Sweet, Serene music is a good ingredient during the times of Solitude. Thought of posting some of my favorite tracks of Shri Shafqat Amanat Ali today. He is such a soulful singer and his songs are worth listening multiple times 🙂

A quick recap of SHafqat Amanat Ali sahab- He is a Pakistani classical singer belonging to Patiala Gharana lineage. He hails from the lovely city of Lahore. He is the youngest brother of the late Asad Amanat Ali Khan. He was the lead vocalist of the Pakistani rock band Fuzön. He was awarded the President’s Pride of Performance civil award on August 14, 2007.

He is well known all around the globe because of his soulful singing. He is one of the prominent singers in Bollywood.  Here are some of my favorite tracks of Shri Shafqat Amanat Ali :

1)Shafqat Amanat Ali (Fuzon) – Khamaj (Mora Saiyaan):

Mora Saiyaan moh Sey Bolay Na
Mora Saiyaan moh Sey Bolay Na
Mein Laakh Jatan Kar Haari
Laakh Jatan Kar Haar Rahi

2) Shafqat Amanat Ali – Aankhon Ke Saagar: 

Aankhon ke Saagar
Hotthon ke Saagar
Aankhon ke Saagar
Hotthon ke Saagar

3) Yeh Honsla Song from Dor  :

Yeh Hosla Kaise Juke,
Yeh Aarzoo Kaise Ruke

Manzil Muskil To Kya,
Bundla Sahil To Kya,
Tanha Ye Dil To Kya
Ho Hooo

Raah Pe Kante Bikhre Agar,
Uspe To Phir Bhi Chalna Hi Hai,
Saam Chhupale Suraj Magar,
Raat Ko Ek Din Dhalana Hi Hai

4)Mitwa from KANK

Mitwa kahein dharkanein tujhse kya
mitwa yeh khudse toh na tu

mere mann ye bata de tu
kis or chala hai tu
kya paya nahi
kya dhundh raha hai tu
jo hai ankahee jo hai ansuni
woh baat kya
hai bata
Mitwa kahein dharkanein tujhse kya
mitwa yeh khudse toh na tu

5) Bin Tere from I Hate Luv Storys:

Ajnabi se huye kyun pal saare
Yeh nazar se nazar yeh milaate hi nahin
Ik gani dehaayi cha gayi hai
Manzilein raaston mein hi gum hone lagi
Ho gayi ansuni har dua ab meri
Reh gayi ankahi bin tere (lost and lonely)
Bin tere, bin tere, bin tere (lost and lonely)
Koi khalish hai hawayon mein bin tere (lost and lonely)
Bin tere, bin tere, bin tere (lost and lonely)
Koi khalish hai hawayon mein bin tere (lost and lonely)

6)Kyun Mein jaagon:

Mujhe yunhi karke khwaabon se judaa
Jaane kahan chup ke baitha hai khuda
Jaanu na kab hua khud se gumshuda
Kaise jiyun rooh bhi mujhse hai judaa

Kyun meri raahein, mujhse pooche ghar kahan hai
Kyun mujhse aake, dastak pooche dar kahan hai
Raahein aisi jinki manzil hi nahin

Dhoondho mujhe ab main rehta hoon wahin
Dil hai kahin aur dhadkan hai kahin
Saansein hai magar kyun zinda main nahin

Rait bani haathon se yun beh gayi
Takdeer meri bikhri har jagah

Kaise likhun phir se nayi daastan
Gham ki siyahi dikhti hai kahan
Aahein jo chuni hain meri thi raza

7) Jane Kyon (Sufi Version)

Jane kyon, har lamha hai tham gaya
Jaane kyun, hoon zara jum gaya
Jaane kyun, aankhen namm si hui
Jaane kyun, manzilen kho gayi aur so gayi
Tujh bin tanha hai yeh raatein bin alphaason ke yeh baatein
Bin baarish ki hai barsaatein ab main jaanu kyun


Have a lovely week ahead 🙂


Prasanna Rayaprolu

Posted in My Favourite Music

Diyalo diyaladiya diya diyala..Some Interesting Dance Numbers

Some of interesting  and all time hit dance numbers from South Indian Films. South Indian Films are well-known for traditional, classical and melodious music. However the folk based and western influence based dance numbers in these films have their own place. Here are some of my all time favorite dance numbers from recent movies :

1)Akaleste Annam  Pedata from Shankar Dada Zindabad Movie : Love the Energy levels with which Chiranjeevi Dances 🙂

2)Ringa Ringa From Aarya 2 Movie: This is such a famous song that this remade into several langauges 🙂

3)Diyalo Diyala From 100% Movie: Cute Dance Number with nice lyrics 🙂

4)Ippatikinka Naa Vayasu Nindaa Padahare From Pokiri Movie: This was a famous song in those times of Pokiri 🙂

5)Aa ante amalapuram  From Aarya Movie: This Song revived the folk song culture in Telugu Cinema 🙂

6)Appadi podu podu  – Who don’t know this famous Tamil Song 🙂

7)Nakku Mukka – Another Famous Tamil Song: We forget any tensions watching this full energy song 🙂

8)Yelagelaga From Parugu Movie: Lively Folk Song 🙂

9)Zinthaka Chitha Chitha From Vikramarkudu Movie: A lively song , we should not bother about the meaning of lyrics while listenting to this 🙂

10)Nuvu visleeste From Simhadri Movie: ( I cannot figure out these lyrics and the logic of these lyrics. Hats off to the writer for his amazing creativity and experiments with language which lead to this song. God bless!!! )

11) Rabbaru Gajulu Rabbaru Gajulu From Yamadonga Movie: Love Jr NTR for his Amazing Dancing Skills 🙂

And Last but not least …..the Baap of all the Dance Numbers….Bangaru Kodipetta  from Magadheera Movie



Have a nice weekend 🙂


Prasanna Rayaprolu

Posted in Complex Human Mind, Life's Like That, My Favourite Music

Do Kadam Aur Sahi …

Image Courtesy: Pravsworld website

zidagi haath milaa
(o life! join hands with me)

saath chal saath me aa
(walk alongwith me. come with me)

umr bhar saath rahi
( you had been with me my entire life)

he he-he
do Kadam aur sahi -4
( why not just two more steps, a very short distance)

ko_i suraj ki dagar
( some pathway that the Sun traverses)

ko_i sone kaa nagar
( some city constructed with gold)

chaand ke rath pe chale
( let’s proceed, riding on the chariot of the Moon)

jahaan thahare ye nazar
( wherever this eyesight takes a halt)

dhup dariyaa_o me hai
( there are oceans of sunlight)

phir safar paanvo me hai
( the journey is destined in the feet, again)

dil kaa aawaaraa diyaa
( the rascal earthen lamp of the heart)

dusare gaanvo me hai
(is in some other village)

aa_o chale ham wahi
( let’s walk to that very place)

do kadam aur sahi -4

khaab dhalate hai jahaan
( where dreams set)

dil pighalate hai jahaan
( where hearts melt)

aa_o chalate hai vahi
( come, let’s go only there)

wo zami dur nahi
( that land of destination is not far off)

dosti hogi wahaan
( friendship will be there)

roshani hogi wahaan
( light will be there)

us ujaale ke liye
( for that light)

jal chuke laakho diye
( millions of earthen lamps have already burnt out)

ek ham aur sahi
(why not we also, just one more)

do kadam aur sahi -4

kis ki aawaaz hai sun
(whose voice is this. just listen.)

ye nayaa saaz hai sun
(this is some new musical instrument. just listen.)

kaun detaa hai sadaa
(who is it giving a call)

chal ke dekhe to zaraa
( let’s explore)

raah wiraan sahi
( the path is without any traveller)

raat sunasaan sahi
( the night is deserted)

har ghadi saath rahe
(we remained together every moment)

kitane Gam saath sahe
( how many sorrows we have weathered together)

thode Gam aur sahi
( why not a little more sorrow)

do kadam aur sahi -4

(Lyrics Courtesy: Hindi Geetmala)


Prasanna Rayaprolu