Saturday, 21 September 2019

Petite Note Series Vol 2 - Neat, clean and glossy lives without the dust of rebellion


Most of us treat our lives (and expect all others to clone us) as show pieces, which are daily dusted & kept glossy in a glass-front almirah to look appreciable for the onlookers. All of us have a natural craving in gratification from others and desire to be liked. In truth life is an experience - an experience for oneself, rather than a picturesque view for others. It is to be used, even if it gets little dusty. I genuinely believe that very neat, clean and glossy lives are unused ones, wasted for others, rather than lived for oneself.

Experiencing life and all the colourful and dark shades of it is as spontaneous & natural as thorns and roses. And it is worthwhile to experience all seasons and shades of life. There is nothing more or less to life than experiencing it. No undercurrents, little reason, no spirituality or a call of the divine - experiencing life is like the lick of an ice cream and touch of burning hot green chilli pakoda on one's tongue - many a times extreme and even painful experiences, but ones that make one feel aware and alive. Compare two humans - one of whom is normally while other is born blind, deaf, dumb and lacking arms and taste. The experiences of such a human being will be devoid of any external stimuli as the aforementioned 5 are the only senses that provide stimuli from external world. It is apparent that the normal person will know more about life than the one without senses. So one has to be delighted and happy that one has all the five senses to experience the world. And feel it thoroughly. Till one does not end up taking irrevocable actions dust and rebellion and goof ups are all fine. Till one can feel life within or on the skin.  

I stand by everyone in complete solidarity, compassion and understanding, who have goofed up revocably, had failures, bit the dust, and are still loving, enjoying and experiencing this limited one time message session called life. So do not colour all that has happened or is happening to you in good or bad shades. Heaven and hell are not in physical but only psychological existence - in our minds. All of it are mere experiences and one has the will to reverse one's state, any moment one desires and decides. All one needs to do is - rise 10 feet above oneself to see yourself as an actor, an experiencer of life, rather than being the one, who is inside it (life) struggling to be the showpiece in the almirah!

Wednesday, 11 September 2019

Two-Nation Theory & Kashmir – An analytical approach




Since Bhutto, Pakistan has seen exponential progress in the scale of irrationality of its rulers. It is easy to prove. Analysis makes every previous ruler seems more balanced than the one under consideration.

I have no qualms vis-à-vis Imran Khan, he seems to be a harmless man in a wrong job, at a wrong time. Pakistan establishment (Army + ISI) is discrediting Paki politics.

I have spend good two years watching Pakistan TV shows, listening to their intellectuals and Jihadis alike with a purpose of understanding the country & its psyche. My conclusions are no different from those of Hussain Haqqani (Erstwhile Ambassador of Pakistan to US, currently persona non-grata in Pakistan) or Tarek Fateh or Tahir Gora (Tag TV of Canada). The only difference it has made for me is - I better understand why do they say, whatsoever they do. They may have difference in styles of expression, but take the emotional foil off the confetti, the content is largely alike. They concur in analysis, though they differ in their to-do-list.

Two-Nation Theory meant that in a democracy, the majority, which in India would have been of Hindus, is bound to subjugate the minorities that would have been Muslims, Sikhs, Christians, Jews, Parsees etc. In short the fathers of Pakistan – M. A. Jinnah and before him famous poet Iqbal were confused between nation states and theocracies.

So be it. Nations, like people, who manage them are irrational entities. Pakistan can move on, but it doesn't. The challenge facing Pakistan is - an identity crisis. They are in what Rolf Dobelli (in his book 'The Art of Thinking Clearly') termed, the ‘Sunk Cost Fallacy’. It’s like an addicted gambler’s tendency to bid more on loosing hands one after other with a false conviction that his chances of victory next time are more profound. Pakistan for reasons psychological, political and military is not ready to bid adieu to two-nation theory, which stuttered through its very inception, but is now mute and dumb. Yet, my friends in Pakistan are flogging a dead horse.

Pakistan is born from the womb of fear and hence generations have spent their lives awaiting affirmation or negation of Two-Nation Theory. Pakistan, unfortunately has a losing hand either way. An affirmation of two-nation theory means that Pakistan, having been aggregated from diverse ethnic and cultural minorities, is unsustainable. A negation would mean that Pakistan was unsustainable ab-initio.

By the swath of territory and people Two-Nation Theory impacts, its stature and study is pretty dwarfed. Communism at its peak impacted less than ½ billion lives. Two-Nation theory influences life of a population three to four times more. Current paper is an analytical approach to two-nation theory through analysis of all possible cases that could have existed in undivided India. The method used is unique and systematic.

The Two Nation Theory
Vis-à-vis most nations, which are created through establishment of political, politico-economic, ethnic, linguistic, historical constraints, Pakistan is probably the only big nation created by religious constraints. Two-Nation theory postulated that Muslims are a separate nation that will not or cannot live in a democratically elected secular society, in which there is a non-muslim majority. A majority which could (as was Iqbal’s & Jinnah’s suspicion) theoretically exert hegemony on Muslim minority.

False simplification has it that there were two camps pre-Independence – Maulana Azad our great leader and first education Minister, was from the secular India camp – wanted an undivided united democratic India. M. A. Jinnah, the founding father of Pakistan, having being ousted in Congress (the predominant political party) by younger and more agile Jawahar Lal Nehru was in the two-nation camp to which he subsequently pushed Nehru as well. Albeit, with different reasons and differing gusto.

These might be simplistic and clear options for the elite. Nevertheless, for the masses, this is oversimplification. “History is written in black on white. Written history guts shades, narrated – accuracy”. This over-simplification of history is rooted in the fallacy that draws focus on the leaders of the two sparring camps. People treated as petty constants are largely left out of the equation in which leaders are the only major variables of consequence and concern. Let’s for a moment omit leaders from the 1946-1947 India. Since the demand for a separate nation was that of Muslims, let’s examine all possibilities amongst Muslims of undivided India. There apparently would have been much more than two camps. Simple analysis shows the following forums for those Muslims, who live or lived in currently Indian territories of undivided India. They had largest possibilities and hardest choices to make. Let’s denote this category as ‘MII’ (stands for Muslims in India). The other Category would be Non-Muslims who lived in current Pakistan of undivided India. Let’s denote this category as ‘NMP’. The only other possible category was that of Muslims in current Pakistan. Let’s denote this category as ‘MIP’. Hindus in India expended emotionally but socio-economically, they were unharmed.

Plain vanilla analysis shows that categories of people with varying views on partition of India were much more than oft-quoted two. It is important to mention that the classification of people as described below relegates strictly to those who are from the generation that saw partition. This analysis is not directly applicable to those born after Independence or in 70s or 80s and later. Generally, the later generations only get an indirect camp influence through those, who actually survived partition. Nevertheless, the categorization possibilities are presented below:

'2NT' stands for belief in two-nation theory; 'Cat' for category; 'PMM' means Possessed Means to Migrate (to Pakistan from India or vice-versa);  'MIG' means Migrated (to Pakistan from India or vice-versa); 'NA' stands for Not Applicable.

SN
CAT
2NT
PMM
MIG
Comment
Defines class of people and their possible view
1
MII
Yes
Yes
Yes
This is the category of affluent muslims of India, many of whom went and controlled Pakistan. Taking along and forcing Urdu over Pakistan probably because it was written in Arabic script. Ethno-culturally, what they did to local communities of Pakistan is no less than a cultural invasion. A language imported from India (Urdu) which was not popular among masses was declared the official language of Pakistan, while the local languages were literally suppressed.
2
MII
Yes
Yes
No
These can be termed as those who remained compassionate towards Pakistan within India. The class of people, whom orthodox Hindu people disliked & constantly questioned their patriotism. These were either very pragmatic class of Muslims or just slothful ones (it is not a community attribute, there are more slothful Hindus!)
3
MII
Yes
No
No
These are poor Muslims, who were easy to tutor by leaders like Jinnah. They believed in the Muslims being a separate nation, but did not have the means to migrate. These too probably lived with empathy towards Pakistan, but I would believe that such people are easily molded and would change their stance, pragmatically, if/when convinced.
4
MII
Yes
No
Yes
These were those Muslims, who believed in two-nation theory, and were forced out of India owing to mayhem that followed partition. Sorry for them. They were poor when in India and remained poor post-migration.
5
MII
No
No
No
These were poor Muslims who followed leaders like Maulana Azad. And stuck to India, because their leader asked them to. Some of them would have had love of their motherland, belief and conviction that they can co-exist with Non-Muslims.
6
MII
No
Yes
Yes
These were above average people or well-heeled people, especially in Indian Punjab, who were uprooted in the mayhem that followed partition and had to migrate for fear of their lives.
7
MII
No
Yes
No
These were above average Muslims, who were educated, knew what was happening in Europe and America post WW-II & believed in Secular values.
8
MII
No
No
Yes
These were the worst, who were hit by riots and uprooted from India. They were forced by circumstances to migrate, though they did not want and had no means, and probably many of their generations are destitute & still struggling in Pakistan.
9
MIP
Yes
NA
NA
This is an apparent class of people, who lived in Pakistan and favoured to separate from India. Interestingly, there is little evidence of this class being in majority as the Muslim League, proponent of two-nation theory had lost elections in this area in the years preceding independence.
10
MIP
No
Yes
Yes
We seem to ignore this class but in reality there are many cases where Muslims migrated to India, partly because their most relatives were here and because they did not believe in two-nation theory.
11
MIP
No
Yes
No
This class is there in Pakistan, though muted, who were well to do, did not believe in two nation theory, but went along with the flow, with little options for themselves. This is a substantial class in Pakistan, including A. G. Khan (Frontier Gandhi) & his followers.
12
MIP
No
No
Yes
Small though, but must have been there. Who believed in secularism and India or just shifted to India because of relatives here.
13
MIP
No
No
No
These are poor followers of leaders like Frontier Gandhi.
14
NMP
NA
Yes
Yes
These are the Hindus that overcame the partition tragedy pretty fast.
15
NMP
NA
No
Yes
These are the poor Hindus who were uprooted and took lots of time to recover. They are inclined away from Muslims. There number is small. But they exist, especially among Punjabis.
16
NMP
NA
No
No
These are the poor minorities of Pakistan, who reduced from 25% to 2.5%.

On close analysis of all the aforementioned can be divided into six broader categories

(i)                 Those, who believed in two-nation theory & voted for it with their feet as they had the means to migrate to Pakistan and re-establish themselves over there earnestly or by deceit (there have been cases of Nawabs getting land in Pakistan in exchange for the land they never lost in India). These were ideologically convinced people. Ideology is a rich man’s affording. Poor masses do not afford any handicap in their daily battle for bread and butter. While, most of these people from Bihar and Uttar Pradesh voted with their feet, yet they have been left unassimilated in the land of their new homes & hopes.

(ii)        Those, who believed in two-nation theory & voted for it with their feet notwithstanding complete lack of means to even migrate to Pakistan.

(iii)             Those, who believed in two nation theory, voted for it in earnest, but were without means to vote with their feet or just were slothful.

(iv)              Those, who didn’t believe in two nation, but were forced to migrate to Pakistan (owing to riots and mayhem that followed).

(v)                Those, who did not believe in two-nation theory in earnest & decided to live in India by virtue of their intellectual ideals.

(vi)              Those, who were completely oblivious about two-nation theory or other such theories & were more bothered about attending to the need of earning the next meal.

It will be very difficult to ascertain today what might have been the proportion of these categories, but it is apparent that undivided India had more than two camps in practice. But one conclusion that can be drawn without fear of being wronged is that an overwhelming majority of categories which required uprooting people from the land of their forefathers would be an unhappy lot against such an action – in both the parts of undivided India.

It is a sorry state of affairs, but fact is that none of our leaders from both the sparring camps were visionary & astute politicians. Division of India was avoidable or at least more sensibly managed.

Pakis have failed to uncloak the two nation theory under whose wraps they have subsisted. Indeed, it is the utter failure of the two-nation theory within Pakistan that the Pakistani establishment wants to vindicate it in Kashmir. It is important for all of us Indians to fight Kashmiri radicalism with full force, while the State should take strictest measures that it needs, to take to secure the nation and its people. We the people of India, irrespective of religion have to fight this radicalism through concern towards our Kashmiri brethren and not by hating or alienating them. There has to be a segregated approach of Indian State (which has to secure India's integrity) and ours, the people of India. We should be concerned about Kashmiris.

Continuing in the same streak of analytical approach, we need to identify various categories of people in the South Asian subcontinent. The mistake our forefathers did in oversimplifying undivided India has to be strictly avoided. It is immensely critical to understand that citizens of undivided India including Kashmiris are not a uniform lot. There are much more than the three camps that are perceived – Kashmiris wanting to join India, or Pakistan or be an independent nation.

Category 1: Pakistanis, supporting terrorism under the garb of jihad & want India balkanized. One can safely assume Pak Army + ISI as one of them.
Important note: It is important to mention that we in India understand jihad as spiritual seeking, as in Sufi Islamic reevayat. In Islamic Pakistan, physical fight is a more prevalent comprehension of Jihad.
Proposed Action: Shun them, pour your iRage over them. iDecimate them. Let the Indian State/Army, do whatsoever it feels is needed to be done, to them. They are in skillful hands of Indian Generals.

Category 2: Pakistanis, who support their establishment (Pak Army + ISI), but are against terrorism.
Proposed Action: Don’t bother about them, they are simpletons, who do not know that this very Pak Army + ISI (duo) is the womb of terrorism. They are not worth your rage & time. Neglect them. I am unsure, though it seems that this class includes the Right Honest P. M. of Pakistan.

Category 3: Pakistanis, who do not support their army, are against terrorism, but can’t do anything, apparently – there is little room for thinking souls.
Proposed Action: Invoke them, support them, they are sensible people. They need our support to fight military hegemony within their own society.

Category 4: Kashmiris, who prefer dying for global terrorism, then to live in India, because they believe in two-nation theory.
Proposed Action: Don’t worry about them, these ambitious and aggressive men/women will achieve their former goal with provocation from Pakistani deep state & terrorist outfits and with good help & support of Indian security forces.

Category 5: Kashmiris, who are secular & do not believe in two-nation theory, but are sick & tired of Army subjugation in Kashmir.
Proposed Action: The army should be taken out of Kashmir at earliest possible, but on sensible opportunity. Constant presence of Army has reduced the value, and authority of Army (hence, stone pelting). Build garrisons, around towns, and let army recede there. Bring them in only when needed. Each of their visit should mean business. Army should recoup both - respect & fear of Kashmiris.

To many others – propose them in your social media posts to migrate to other parts of India. Those already in India – please treat them with respect and compassion. They are our compatriots. We should listen to them, help & support them. And demand respect and honour from them for India in return. And if they don’t do it, give them time. Pushing & pressurizing them will only alienate them further defeating us in our goals.

Remember, ideology plays itself out only across decades. Smaller frames of time - measured in events and seconds seem unimportant in the larger scheme of things. Don’t do this mistake! Like in voting one vote seems to matter not, but when millions vote, they decide who governs them & through this process the history of their nations and compatriots. Great achievements are made from small events that are done rightly!

The power of this vote is with us – Indians. We got to vote right by taking right & compassionate actions instead of ‘putting our own Kashmiri brethren in their right place’. Every act of compassion will be our vote in an Indian Kashmir 5 decades from now.

Category 6: Kashmiris, who believe in two nation theory, but are enjoying the perks of Indian citizenship, living and working in Kashmir (Indian) but are double-faced.
Proposed Action: Don’t worry about them, they are pragmatic souls, they will always sit on the side of the mighty subsequently, which will be India. Don’t waste time on them. They are as slippery to hold and as dangerous to eyes, as soap. They can harm their own brethren for their benefit. Keep them away. We have just to learn to live with them & hope they win green card lotteries and migrate west.

Category 7: Kashmiris, who believe in two nation theory in earnest and are living in Kashmir.
Proposed Action: Propose a VRS (voluntary retirement scheme from India) – sensible amount of money be paid to them to migrate to Pakistan/PoK. The amount per family should be kept on increasing till it reaches levels that makes many think. This will be an interesting exercise as it will

(a) showcase how attractive Pakistan is as a migration hotspot. At least it will make it apparent to the world the threshold below which no one migrates to Pakistan;

(b) improve the lot of those two-nation theorists in Kashmir, who decide to migrate with money and be Indian Nawabs in Pakistan;

(c) Reduce the population of Jehadi-minded separatists in Kashmir;

(d) And really get us all to know, how genuine is Pakistan in its love of Kashmiris;

(e) I suspect some might latch on to the scheme. And do not be afraid of payment, it is worth it. We lose much more in security, peace and non-development of Kashmir. Following the VRS Integrate Kashmir fully and completely into India with those left over;

Importantly, for few rubble-rousing, simpleton compatriots of mine, available in ppm (parts per million) in India like any other country - Muslims in rest of India have as much to do with Kashmiris, as I have to do with Martians. Let’s ensure we are not only - one nation, one people; but over that - a smart one. Smartness in current situation means distinguishing a rotten apple from a good one and not oversimplifying camps of people in view of situation in Kashmir, post amendment of Article 370 & 35A of Indian Constitution.

Saturday, 7 September 2019

Punjabi Poem - ਤੇਰੇ ਇਸ਼ਕੇ ਦਾ ਪੂਰਾ ਪਹਾੜਾ (The table of love)

ਤੇਰੇ ਇਸ਼ਕੇ ਦਾ ਪੂਰਾ ਪਹਾੜਾ
ਅਸਾਂ ਮਨੋ ਮਨ ਹੈ ਉੁਚਾਰਿਆ

ਤੇਰਾ ਹਾਸਾ ਵਿਚ ਸਭ ਯਾਰਾਂ
ਤੇਰਾ ਲੁਤਫ਼ ਤੇ ਸਾਡਿਆਂ ਖਾਰਾਂ
ਤੇਰੀ ਨਾਦੇਖੀ ਦਾ ਉਹ ਇਸ਼ਾਰਾ
ਤੇਰਾ ਪੜਨ ਦਾ ਦਿਤਾ ਲਾਰਾ

ਤੇਰੇ ਇਸ਼ਕੇ ਦਾ ਪੂਰਾ ਪਹਾੜਾ
ਅਸਾਂ ਮਨੋ ਮਨ ਹੈ ਉੁਚਾਰਿਆ

ਤਿਨਾੰ ਹਾੜਾਂ ਦਾ ਨਰਮ ਨਜ਼ਾਰਾ
ਭਿਜੀ ਕਮਿਜ ਤੇਰੀ ਤੇ ਚੜਦਾ ਮੇਰਾ ਪਾਰਾ
ਮੂਦੇਆਂ ਗਰਮ, ਖੁਲਿਆਂ-ਠਂਡਾ ਪਿੰਡਾ ਸਾਰਾ
ਇਸ਼ਕੇ ਦੀ ਗਰਮ-ਸਰਦ ਨੇੋ ਮਾਰਿਆ

ਤੇਰੇ ਇਸ਼ਕੇ ਦਾ ਪੂਰਾ ਪਹਾੜਾ
ਅਸਾਂ ਮਨੋ ਮਨ ਹੈ ਉੁਚਾਰਿਆ

ਗੂੱਜੀ ਖ਼ੂਸ਼ਬੂ ਤੇਰੀ ਦਾ ਫੁਵਾਰਾ
ਰੁਹ ਵਿਚ ਲੰਬੇ ਸਾਹਾੰ ਊਤਾਰਾ
ਗੀਲਿ ਜ਼ੁਲਫ, ਧੂਪ ਤੇ ਚੁਬਾਰਾ
ਅਸਾੰ ਤਕ ਤਕ ਹੈ ਰੁਜ਼ਾਰਾ

ਤੇਰੇ ਇਸ਼ਰੇ ਦਾ ਪੂਰਾ ਪਹਾੜਾ
ਅਸਾਂ ਮਨੋ ਮਨ ਹੈ ਉੁਚਾਰਿਆ

ਕਾਲਜੋਂ ਛੂੱਟੀ, ਸਦਾੱ-ਖੰਜਰ ਤੂੰ ਮਾਰਿਆ
ਰਕੀਬ ਜਿਤਿਆ ਤੇ ਇਸ਼ਕ ਹਾਰਿਆ
ਤੇਰੀ ਫਬਤ, ਤੇ ਲਾਲ ਸ਼ਰਾਰਾ
ਦਿਲ ਸ਼ਗਨ, ਮੇਰੀ ਆਸ਼ਕੀ ਦਾ ਵਾਰਾ

ਤੇਰੇ ਇਸ਼ਰੇ ਦਾ ਪੂਰਾ ਪਹਾੜਾ
ਲੁੱਘ-ਛੂਪ ਕੇ ਮਨੋ ਮਨ ਉੁਚਾਰਿਆ

Sunday, 1 September 2019

Petite Note Series Vol 1 - Upliftment of societies - A Note on Corruption


Corruption
Quote from my book 'Transformers' - "Corruption is the distance between two parallels - common law and common practice". Take latecoming to work as an example. If all people arrive at work at 1030hrs instead of 0900hrs, change the office timings to 1030hrs+8hrs. That's not all. Announce a dynamic national policy that every year the time of arrival to work will be the median of 75% of people's arrival time by nationwide statistics. So if most people (say 75%) start coming at 1100hrs thereafter, the incoming office time next year be changed to 1100hrs. Therefore, the popular practice should guide policy. Leaving both way movement of job timings to the people of a nation.
In some other cases policy might need to be maintained static, while practice is altered.
Nonetheless, till practice and law/policy aren't close or don't concur, expect corruption as an inevitable consequence.
Use technology to monitor and implement as most places with corruption have issues with integrity. Technology helps in maintaining integrity-agnostic operational environment.
#UpliftNation #NationalProgress #NationalCharacter #deepakloomba
#corruption #anticorruption #PracticalSteps

Wednesday, 28 August 2019

Punjabi poem - ਤੇਰੇ ਇਸ਼ਕੇ ਦਾ ਪੂਰਾ ਪਹਾੜਾ

ਤੇਰੇ ਇਸ਼ਕੇ ਦਾ ਪੂਰਾ ਪਹਾੜਾ
ਅਸਾਂ ਮਨੋ ਮਨ ਹੈ ਉੁਚਾਰਾ

ਤੇਰਾ ਹਾਸਾ ਵਿਚ ਸਭ ਯਾਰਾਂ
ਤੇਰਾ ਲੁਤਫ਼ ਤੇ ਸਾਡਿਆਂ ਖਾਰਾਂ

ਤੇਰੇ ਇਸ਼ਕੇ ਦਾ ਪੂਰਾ ਪਹਾੜਾ
ਅਸਾਂ ਮਨੋ ਮਨ ਹੈ ਉੁਚਾਰਾ

ਤੇਰੀ ਨਾਦੇਖੀ ਦਾ ਉਹ ਇਸ਼ਾਰਾ
ਤੇਰਾ ਪੜਨ ਦਾ ਦਿਤਾ ਲਾਰਾ

ਤੇਰੇ ਇਸ਼ਕੇ ਦਾ ਪੂਰਾ ਪਹਾੜਾ
ਅਸਾਂ ਮਨੋ ਮਨ ਹੈ ਉੁਚਾਰਾ

ਤਿਨਾੰ ਹਾੜਾਂ ਦਾ ਨਰਮ ਨਜ਼ਾਰਾ
ਭਿਜੀ ਕਮਿਜ, ਮੇਰਾ ਚੜਦਾ ਪਾਰਾ

ਤੇਰੇ ਇਸ਼ਕੇ ਦਾ ਪੂਰਾ ਪਹਾੜਾ
ਅਸਾਂ ਮਨੋ ਮਨ ਹੈ ਉੁਚਾਰਾ

ਮੂਦੀੰਆਂ ਗਰਮ, ਖੂਲੀਆਂ ਠਂਡਾ ਸਾਰਾ
ਇਸ਼ਕੇ ਦੀ ਗਰਮ-ਸਰਦ ਨੇੋ ਮਾਰਾ

ਤੇਰੇ ਇਸ਼ਰੇ ਦਾ ਪੂਰਾ ਪਹਾੜਾ
ਅਸਾਂ ਮਨੋ ਮਨ ਹੈ ਉੁਚਾਰਾ

ਗੂੱਜੀ ਖ਼ੂਸ਼ਬੂ ਤੇਰੀ ਦਾ ਫੁਵਾਰਾ
ਭਰਦੀ ਰੁਹ ਲੰਬੇ ਸਾਹਾੰ ਊਤਾਰਾ

ਤੇਰੇ ਇਸ਼ਰੇ ਦਾ ਪੂਰਾ ਪਹਾੜਾ
ਅਸਾਂ ਮਨੋ ਮਨ ਹੈ ਉੁਚਾਰਾ
ਗੀਲਿੀ ਜ਼ੁਲਫ, ਧੂਪ ਤੇ ਚੁਬਾਰਾ
ਅਸਾੰ ਤਕ ਤਕ ਹੈ ਰੁਜ਼ਾਰਾ

ਤੇਰੇ ਇਸ਼ਰੇ ਦਾ ਪੂਰਾ ਪਹਾੜਾ
ਅਸਾਂ ਮਨੋ ਮਨ ਹੈ ਉੁਚਾਰਾ

ਕਾਲਜੇੰ ਛੂੱਟੀ, ਸਦਾੱ-ਖੰਜਰ ਮਾਰਾ
ਰਕੀਬ ਜਿਤਿਆ ਤੇ ਇਸ਼ਕ ਹਾਰਾ

ਤੇਰੇ ਇਸ਼ਰੇ ਦਾ ਪੂਰਾ ਪਹਾੜਾ
ਅਸਾਂ ਮਨੋ ਮਨ ਹੈ ਉੁਚਾਰਾ

ਤੇਰੀ ਫਬਤ ਤੇ ਲਾਲ ਸ਼ਰਾਰਾ
ਦਿਲ ਸ਼ਗਨ, ਆਸ਼ਕੀ ਦਾ ਵਾਰਾ

ਤੇਰੇ ਇਸ਼ਰੇ ਦਾ ਪੂਰਾ ਪਹਾੜਾ
ਅਸਾਂ ਮਨੋ ਮਨ ਹੈ ਉੁਚਾਰਾ

Sunday, 25 August 2019

Punjabi Poem - ਲਭ ਲਭ ਤੈਨੂੰ ਸਾਰੇ ਮੁੱਕੇ (Lbh lbh tenu saare muuke)

My Punjabi sufiyana poem
ਮੇਰੀ ਪੰਜਾਬੀ ਸੂਫੀ ਰਚਨਾ - ਲਭ ਲਭ

ਲਭ ਲਭ ਤੈਨੂੰ ਸਾਰੇ ਮੁੱਕੇ
ਅਧੇ ਦੱਬੇ, ਅਧੇ ਫੂਕੇ।
ਕਾਹਤੋਂ ਇਹ ਬੁੱਝ ਹੈ ਪਾਈ -
ਇਕੋ ਇਕ ਨੇ ਹੈ ਬਨਾਈ

ਕਠੋ-ਕਠੀ ਲਭ-ਲਭ ਸਾਰੇ,
ਅਧੇ ਸੂਰਜ, ਅਧੇ ਤਾਰੇ ।
ਘੁੱਮ-ਘੂਮੇਰਿਆਂ ਸਾਰੇ ਰਸਤੇ,
ਨਾ ਵੱਡੇ ਪੁੱਜੇ, ਤੇ ਕੜੇ ਵੀ ਪਸਤੇ।

ਮਿੱਟੀ ਵੰਡੀ, ਪਾਣੀ ਵੰਡਿਆ,
ਵੰਡੀ ਉਰਦੂ ਪੰਜਾਬੀ ।
ਹੂਨ ਵੰਡਨ ਨੂ ਮਾਸ ਹੈ ਬਚਿਆ,
ਬੱਸ ਦਿਲ ਨਾ ਵੰਡੀ ਜਾਪੀ ।

ਲਭ ਲਭ ਮੂੱਕੀ ਹਰਿ ਕਿ ਪੋੜੀ
ਨਾ ਕਾਬੇ ਲਭਿਆ ਮੋਹਿ ।
ਤੂੰ ਹੀ ਕੱਲਾ ਹਰਿ ਤੇ ਅਲਾਹ,
ਵਾਗਦਾ ਰਗ਼ਾਂ ਬਨ ਸੂਹੀ ।
ਨਾ ਰੰਗ ਹੈ ਇਕ, ਨਾ ਸੀਰਤ ਇਕ,
ਪਰ ਜੋੜੇ ਅੰਗ-ਅੰਗਾ ।
ਲਭ ਲਭ ਮੁਕੇ ਸਾਲੋ ਸਾਲੀ,
ਮੁੱਕਿਆਂ ਨਾ ਤੇਰੀਆਂ ਜੰਗਾਂ ।

ਛੱਡ ਲਭਨਾ ਤੂੰ, ਛੱਡ ਲੜਨਾ ਤੂੰ,
ਲਭ ਲੈ ਆਪ ਨੂੰ ਆਪੇ ।
ਨਾ ਮੰਗੀ ਤੂੰ, ਨਾ ਜੱਪੀ ਤੂੰ,
ਤਾਂ ਮੁਕਨ ਇਹ ਸਿਅਾਪੇ ।

Labh-labh

Labh labh tenoo saare mukke
Adhe dabbe, adhe phukke.
Kaaton ehe booojh hai payi -
Iko ik ne hai banayi.

Katho-katheen labh labh saare,
Adhe sooraj, adhe taare.
Ghoom ghumeriyan, saare raste,
Na wadde pahonche, te kerde wee psste.

Mitti wandi, paani wandeya,
Wandi urdu punjabi,
Hoon wandan nu maas hai bachiya
Par dil na wandi jaapi

Labh labh mukki hari ke pordi,
Na Kabbe labheya mohi.
Toon hee kala, hari te allah,
Wagda ragan oh suhi.
Na rang hai ik, na sirat ik,
Par jode ang-angan.
Labh labh mukiya salon sali,
Mukiyan na teriyan janga.

Chchad labhna tun, chchad ladna toon
Labh le aap nu appe,
Na mangi tun, na jaapi tun
Taan mukan ehe siape. 

Punjabi Poem ਵੀਰ ਗਾਥਾ (ਵੱਡੇ ਭਰਾ ਲਈ ਪਿਆਰ, ਤੇ ਓਸਦੇ ਆਸ਼ਿਕ ਤੌਂ ਇਰਸ਼ਾ)

ਭਾਂਵੇ ਓੂਹਦਾ ਪਿਆਰ ਲਾਲ-ਲਾਲ, ਮਿਠਾ ਕੋਸਾ ਸੀ,
ਪਰ ਸਾਡਾ ਵੀ ਤਾਂ ਗੁੜਾ, ਗੂੱਜਾ, ਸੁਹਾ ਲਾਲ ਹੈ।

ਜੇ ਮਿਠੇ ਮਿਠੇ ਇਸ਼ਕ ਤੇ ਨਾਜ਼ ਓਹਨੇ ਦਿੱਤੇ ਸੀ,
ਤਾਂ ਤੇਰੇ ਮੋਡਿਆਂ ਦੀ ਸਵਾਰੀ ਮੇਰੇ ਪਾਸ ਹੈ।

ਜੇ ਇਕੋ ਖਾਲੀ ਰੋਟੀ ਖਾਨੀ ਓਹਦੇ ਨਾਲ ਸੀ,
ਤਾਂ ਸ਼ਹਤੂਤਾਂ ਦੀ ਵੰਡ ਸਾਰੀ ਮੇਰੇ ਨਾਲ ਹੈ।

ਹੌਲੇ ਹੌਲੇ ਹੋਂਕੇ ਤੇ ਲਜਾ ਓਹਦੇ ਹਿੱਸੇ ਸੀ,
ਪਰ ਤੇਰਾ ਮੈਨੂੰ ਰੋਂਦੇ ਨੂੰ ਮਨਾਨਾ ਮੇਰੇ ਪਾਸ ਹੈ।

ਭਾਵੇਂ ਚੰਗੇ, ਮਾੜੇ, ਕੁੜੇ ਦਿਨ ਓਹਦੇ ਨਾਲ ਹੈਂ
ਪਰ ਕਲੇ ਹਾਸੇ-ਖੇਡਾਂ ਦੇ ਦਿਨ ਮੇਰੇ ਨਾਲ ਹੈਂਂ।

ਭਾਂਵੇ ਜਾਨਾਂ ਤੋਂ ਵਧ ਜੋੜੇ ਓਹਦੇ ਨਾਲ ਹੈਂ
ਪਰ ਮਾਸਾਂ ਦੀ ਵੰਡ ਤਾਂ ਕੱਲੀ ਮੇਰੇ ਨਾਲ ਹੈ।

ਭਾਂਵੇ ਲਬਾਂ ਦੀ ਖਿਪਕਨ ਓਹਦੇ ਹਿੱਸੇ ਸੀ,
ਪਰ ਮੱਥੇ ਕਿਤਾ ਠੰਡਾ ਪਿਆਰ ਮੇਰੇ ਪਾਸ ਹੈ।

ਭਾਂਵੇ ਕਮਾਇਆਂ, ਜੇਵਰ, ਕਪੜੇ ਸਾਰੇ ਓਹਦੇ ਕੱਨੀ ਹੈਂ
ਤੇਰੀ ਜੇਬ ਖਰਚੀ ਲਿੱਤੇ ਖਡੋਨੇ ਮੇਰੇ ਪਾਸ ਹੈਂ।

ਭਾਂਵੇ ਹਖਾਂ ਵਿਚ ਹਖ ਓਹਦੇ, ਤੇ ਭਿਜੀ ਅਖੱ ਸੀ
ਪਰ ਤੇਰੇ ਜੀਗਰੇ ਤੇ ਰਖਿਆ ਠੰਡਾ ਹਖੱ ਮੇਰੇ ਪਾਸ ਹੈ।

ਭਾਵੇਂ ਜਨਮਾਂ ਦੀ ਸੋਂਹ ਤੇਰੀ ਓਹਦੇ ਕੋਲ ਹੈ
ਪਰ ਤੇਰੀ ਪੱਗ ਪਿਛੇ ਜਾਨ ਦੇਨਾ ਮੇਰੇ ਪਾਸ ਹੈ।

ਜੇ ਵਾਰੀ ਵਾਰੀ ਸਾਰੇ ਸਦੇ ਓਹਦੇ ਕੋਲ ਹੈਂ
ਤਾਂ ਤਿਨ ਸਹਮਿਆਂ ਤੇਰਿਆਂ-ਸੁਤਿਆਂ ਮੇਰਿਆਂ-ਜਾਗਿਆਂ ਰਾਤਾਂ ਮੇਰੇ ਪਾਸ ਹੈ।

ਭਾਂਵੇ ਓੂਹਦਾ ਪਿਆਰ ਲਾਲ, ਮਿਠਾ-ਮਿਠਾ ਕੋਸਾ ਸੀ,
ਪਰ ਸਾਡਾ ਵੀ ਤਾਂ ਗੁੜਾ, ਗੂੱਜਾ, ਸੁਹਾ-ਲਾਲ ਹੈ।

... Deepak Loomba