Makaan ki upari manzil pe…

My journey on A to Z blogging challenge stopped at R. I did not have a laptop during the second half of the month, and typing a post on my smartphone everyday was very complicated. So, with much disappointment my run in the marathon ended with post with R.

I am yet to finish a blogging challenge to completion. Hopefully that will be soon.

I celebrated my 33rd birthday this Saturday. Yes, I am 33 years old now, and I really can not believe it! I am nowhere close to the maturity a person approaching mid thirties should display. Where did all the time go? Sometimes I feel depressed that the youth is coming to an end. Honestly, apart from my health, which is showing signs of aging, everything else is same in my head like it was a few years ago. Time is flying and flying very fast!!

On 10th May there was a poetry recital session by Gulzar in Delhi. We were lucky to get two tickets booked for the show and attended the event. This was my birthday gift!! A long awaited wish of mine came true when I saw the legend in person! Oh his voice!! I can listen to him reciting his poems, or rather for that matter anything in his divine voice, all my life, without complaining. I just love Gulzar sa’ab. And I am so thankful to God, that i got a chance to attend this event. He recited some very beautiful compositions of his, and also one of my favourite:

I read somewhere, (on another fan’s blog) that he can be termed Ghalib of this age, and I cannot but agree with him. From where do such beautiful words come to express the simplest of simple things, the way he tells stories through his poetry, the selection of words, the expression of small things in such a deep yet simple way! This man is nothing short of a blessing to mankind of this era. I LOVE him!!

One item of mu wishlist is ticket off. I wish he keeps coming to Delhi, and I keep getting lucky always..:)

I wanted to get a picture clicked with him; but since we had K with us, we rushed out of the auditorium the moment the program finished. Surprisingly K did not cry or got irritated during the whole 1.5 hours we were there. As agreed earlier, husband took her outside the auditorium for half of the session, and for the remaining half, she sat in laps observing the surroundings and clapping enthusiastically when everyone clapped…:)

I am a very satisfied soul right now. This was one of the better birthdays I had in terms of birthday present…:)

Rest, it was a normal day. People called to wish. I was not expecting many friends to call. Those who did was a pleasant surprise. I sometimes think how things change with time. There was a time when I use to be super thrilled on my birthday. I would wait for people to call, at least the closest friends. Now, whoever except family remembers my birthday and calls is like a very pleasant surprise. I really feel great that these people still remember my birthday in their busy lives. In the evening a very good friend called from Singapore. I was surprised to see his call, as he generally calls on weekdays. I was wondering why is he calling me today (My birthday was on Sunday)!! It struck me only when he wished me birthday..:) Things change with time!!

Hope this year is peaceful like the last one, and I excel on the health front! That is all I ask from God..:)



3 thoughts on “Makaan ki upari manzil pe…

  1. I am older than ypu and I still am not mature and do stupid things .. so rest assured you are fine ..
    Happy birthday and many happy returns of the day ..

    and Gulzaar is indeed ghalib of today.. the problem is we dont give due to people when they are alive and when they pass away we cry hoarse .. saying they were this great that great 🙂 I cant see any other poet or lyricist who has written such good poetry …

    • thanks a lot Bikramjit and welcome to the blog…:) Agree..nobody even close to Gulzaar sa’ab in todays time…I am hoping that there are more such events in Delhi during my stay here. This time i surely plan to get cliicked with him..:)

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