Sunday, July 25, 2010

गुलज़ार साहब की लिखी एक कविता

मोड़ पे देखा है वह बूढ़ा-सा इक पेड़ कभी?
मेरा वाक़िफ़ है, बहुत सालों से मैं उसे जानता हूँ

जब मैं छोटा था तो इक आम उड़ाने के लिए
परली दीवार से कंधे पर चढ़ा था उसके
जाने दुखती हुई किस शाख़ से जा पाँव लगा
धाड़ से फेंक दिया था मुझे नीचे उसने
मैंने खुन्नस में बहुत फेंके थे पत्थर उस पर

मेरी शादी पे मुझे याद है शाख़ें देकर
मेरी वेदी का हवन गर्म किया था उसने
और जब हामिला थी 'बीबा' तो दोपहर में हर दिन
मेरी बीवी की तरफ कैरियां फेंकी थीं इसी ने

वक्त के साथ सभी फूल, सभी पत्ते गए
तब भी जल जाता था जब मुन्ने से कहती 'बीबा'
'हाँ उसी पेड़ से आया है तू, पेड़ का फल है'
अब भी जल जाता हूँ, जब मोड़ गुजरते में कभी
खाँसकर कहता है, 'क्यों सर के सभी बाल गए?'

सुबह से काट रहे हैं वो कमेटी वाले
मोड़ तक जाने की हिम्मत नहीं होती मुझको...

                                   गुलज़ार साहब की लिखी एक कविता

Sunday, July 18, 2010

इक छोटी-सी लव स्टोरी है

एक छोटी-सी लव स्टोरी है

मैं काला हूँ तू गोरी है

इक छोटी-सी लव स्टोरी है

मैं तेरा हूँ तू मेरी है

इक छोटी-सी लव स्टोरी है

अजी पहली बार कहाँ मिले थे हम

मिले क्या थे लड़ पड़े थे हम

हमने कहा था ग़लती तुम्हारी है

तुमने कहा था ग़लती हमारी है

ग़लती किसी की हो बड़ी प्यारी है

इक छोटी-सी लव स्टोरी है

मैं तेरा हूँ तू मेरी है

इक छोटी-सी लव स्टोरी है

मैं काला हूँ तू गोरी है

अजी आपका हाल कैसा है

जी बिल्कुल आपके जैसा है

थोड़ी-सी बेचैनी है

थोड़ी-सी बेताबी है

दिल में दर्द-सा होता है

थोड़ी-थोड़ी बेक़रारी है

जबसे देखा तुझको तब से

यह सब ज़ारी है

इक छोटी-सी लव स्टोरी है

मैं तेरा हूँ तू मेरी है

इक छोटी-सी लव स्टोरी है

मैं काला हूँ तू गोरी है
विशिष्ट शायर विनय प्रजापति ‘नज़र’ जी 

यह अंदाज़ भी पुराना हुआ

क्या वादा करूँ तुझसे सितारे तोड़ लाऊँगा
मेरी जान ऐसे वादों का रिवाज़ भी पुराना हुआ

लोग अपने महबूब को चाँद बताते थे

मेरी जान आज तो यह अंदाज़ भी पुराना हुआ

यह रात उलझी हुई है तेरी लटों में ओ जानम

आग की रेशमी लपक-सा तेरा उजला चेहरा है

सुर्ख़ तेरे लब हैं जैसे दहकते हुए अंगारे

छलकते पैमाने जैसी आँखों में गुलाबी कोहरा है

तंग पोशाक में उभरे हुए जिस्म की कशिश

तेरा दीवाना आज ख़ुद तेरे हुस्न का शिकार है

गोरे गालों पर काला तिल उफ़ क़ायमत हो

मैं सैद तू सैय्याद यह रिश्ता भी निभाना हुआ

अदाएँ ख़ूब हैं मेरे जल्वागर जाँ-निसार की

वह हर एक रंग में घुलता है निखरता है

जब भी खिलती है उसके चेहरे पर ख़ुशी

वह एक हसीं ख़ाब में भिगोया हुआ लगता है

Monday, July 12, 2010

Career Improvement

Find yourself a mentor

A mentor can help you in many other ways during your career including making your advancement much easier. Finding a mentor is actually sound advice for all aspects of your life including finding a financial mentor.

Support The Support

From clerks and secretaries to cleaning staff, treat them well and you'll never regret doing so when crunch time comes. Learn who the support staff are and go out of your way to be helpful to them. They do a lot of the grunt work and don't get nearly the amount of appreciation that they deserve, so they notice when someone treats them well.

Timing Is Everything

Being on time actually means arriving to meetings a few minutes early. Co-workers that are running the meeting will appreciate your promptness and you will get a reputation of being reliable. The same goes for work that needs to be handed in to your boss. Learn to hand it in before it's due — this will show your organizational skills and get the reputation of being highly responsible.

If you find that you are always a bit late or rushed to get things done, use your free time to get ahead instead of waiting until the last second.

Pinpoint The Essentials

Working hard is important, but working smart is just as important. Working smart means pinpointing the areas within your job that are essential to your group and to the company. Once these have been identified, focus most of your resources in those areas. This is one of the best pieces of advice I ever received from my mentors. Take some time to look at your job and understand what parts of it are the most essential to others both inside and outside your work group. If you can pinpoint those important areas, you become the person that people come to when things need to get done



Become A Listmaster

I used to think that making lists was useless, until I started making them myself in a way that was useful for me. I actually have two lists –

  • one is a list of all the things I want to do
  • and one is my daily must-do list.

On the daily must-do list, I only place the three most important things I have to do that day and I will work on those three things until they're done. Once finished, I can go to my general list and choose projects from there. If I don't finish, then I keep working on that list of three the next day and until it's done. This ensures that I get done the things that I may not like to do as much so that they don't constantly get delegated to the end of the longer list. How you develop your own list may be very different, but creating a system will help you to accomplish more at work in less time. Once you complete something, don't throw the list away. Instead, date and file them in a work completed folder. This will allow you to have a documented list of all the tasks you've accomplished which you can take out at your next performance review or when asking for a raise.

Who's The Boss

No matter what the relationship, being able to talk with your boss about work expectations will almost always help your career much more than not talking. If you haven't talked with your boss lately, set up a time to do so and spend some time writing down the topics you would like to discuss.

Class Act

There are far too many people who believe that education ends as soon as they walk across the stage and receive their college diploma. In fact, education is a never ending pursuit even if you aren't taking formal classes. There are a large number of classes that you can take, or skills that you can obtain, that will make it easier for you to advance in your career. Many will. Best of all, it's easier than ever to take classes while working full time with online education.


Redo Your History

It's always wise to have an updated resume on hand just in case. If you haven't done so in awhile, take some time to look over your resume to update it and improve it. Make sure that you have a few copies in your briefcase so that they are always ready to hand out. Having a resume ready is a great way to make a quality first impression and instantly shows your organizational skills to anyone that may be interested in hiring you.

Get Linked

It used to take a lot of effort to network. If you have already joined, take some time to explore and find some other people you may want to contact. consider joining Linkedin.

Email Love

One of the most important things I've learned over the years that will help you in any career you choose is to stay in contact with people that you meet. . Spend a few minutes sending out emails to some of these people to reestablish contact or create a new contact.

Call To Arms

For the exact same reason that you should send out some emails, you should also make a few phone calls to catch up with peers and others. Calling is a more direct approach that will make sure that your message doesn't get lost in all the other emails the recipient receives. It's surprising how many times a contact phone call can lead to a new career opportunity that would have never developed had you chosen not to make the call.

Business Dating

An easy and effective tool which I often used when I was working for a large company was the lunch break. When I first arrived, I found myself in a new city and at a new company where I knew nobody. Inviting people to talk over lunch conveniently solved the problem of me not liking to eat alone. Later I continued to make lunch dates because of all the advantages that came from it. Lunch dates give you an opportunity to talk with people about ideas you have in a more informal setting than in the office. Making a lunch date is also a excellent way to network and catch up with peers and mentors, or to meet someone new you've wanted to talk to. If everyone seems to be too busy with their work schedule, lunch (and even breakfast) is an excellent time to set up a get together.

Make Things Eventful

Take some time to research what meetings, presentations, talks or events are taking place in your field of expertise and sign-up to attend. Not only will you likely gather some good information that will be useful in your job, these are excellent places to meet new contacts and expand your contact network.

Show Some Appreciation

If someone has recently helped you out in any way, take a moment to thank them. This is one thing that is hard to do too much of, so if you have any doubt, always choose to send the note of appreciation.

Reread The Writing On The Wall

Get into the habit of rereading everything that you write whether it be an email, a report or any other work related document, especially after a spell check. You will avoid a lot of amateurish writing mistakes and look a lot more professional in all your work.

The Write Stuff

Along the same lines as rereading your documents, it's well worthwhile to constantly work on improving your writing skills. Being able to put together reports, letters, proposals and other written information which draws attention to the important points among all the information presented is a great skill to have and will get noticed.

Impress From The Start

Dressing appropriately and having good hygiene and manners is important. It's often the little things that will set you apart from the average person. Learn to make eye contact when speaking to people, smile, and know how to introduce yourself confidently. Always arrive to business meetings or appointments on time (or even better, a little ahead of time). Take a few moments to make sure that you are making a good first impression with everyone you meet.

Speak Out Loud

Being able to make a quality presentation is an important way to get noticed and improve your career prospects. Listen to the way that your favorite speakers deliver their information and make the effort to adopt that style into your own speaking.

Know The News

One of my mentors told me that I should read something about current events everyday before coming into work and it's a habit I've kept to this day. Reading helps to spark new ideas, it will challenge your thinking process and expand your knowledge base – all things that can be helpful in your career advancement.

Switch To A Higher Gear

Being able to consume a lot of information is a skill that will always be a positive for any career, so learning to read and comprehend at a quick rate is a skill worth pursuing. There are a lot of speed reading tutorials on the Internet.Whatever method you choose, learning to read faster will ultimately help your career.

Clean Sweep

Start today putting aside 10 minutes a day to clean your desk until you have your work area in the condition you want, then you can move to maintenance mode. You will be pleasantly surprised at how much time you save looking for things, and an orderly office leaves a positive impression on co-workers and bosses.

Score Some Goals

I thought I could get away with general career goals that I had in my head, but soon realized the power that comes with taking the time to write them down. What really helped me was to give myself a time limit to achieve these goals.

While you may not always reach them, writing down specific career goals you want to achieve will get you a lot closer to them than not doing so. Consider setting them for various time periods: 3 months, 1 year , 5 years, etc. and then begin working toward them.

Establish Your Identity

Since I make my living this way, it would make no sense for me to leave it out. Creating a blog or website about your chosen career can be a great way to meet new people and share ideas. It can also be an excellent way to begin that part-time business that may eventually end up being your full time job, which is exactly what happened in my case. I have personally found that creating content helps to crystallize the things that are truly important to me. This, in turn, helps me realize what goals are most most important for me to achieve. Starting any type of blog or journal can help you to do the same.

Give Yourself A Break

Taking breaks is something which took me a long time to realize really does work. Taking breaks, stretching and taking short walks can all dramatically improve your energy level so that you work better. Take some time to think about the signals. Mine happen to be going to my email (instead of finishing what I should be doing), closing my eyes to try and refresh them and my shoulders getting sore.

Spend some time learning your personal signals that you aren't performing at your peak. Know when to take a break and you'll find that your productivity will dramatically increase

Part-Time It

I'm a firm believer that if you want to have the perfect job, you're going to have to go out and create it yourself. While I have had many jobs over the years that I have truly enjoyed, it wasn't until I started building my own sites and blogs that I realized what true passion for something was. Begin part-time and build slowly when you have some free time, but start the process today. Five years from now you will be so thankful that you did and you might even find that it ends up being your full time work.

Fall In Love

Learn to love what you're doing, or begin looking for something else. Life is far to short to do something that you don't truly enjoy. There are times when you may have to take a job that you don't particularly like, but there is no reason that you have to be stuck there. If you don't thoroughly enjoy what you're doing, start implementing steps to get a job that you do love. There is nothing better than to get up every morning knowing that even if you weren't getting payed a dollar to do so, you would still be doing the same thing that you are doing. It's also much harder not to improve your career opportunities when you love what you do because the energy and enthusiasm you have for what you do tends to be infectious and draw people to you. If for some reason you don't know what you love, start experimenting. That's the only way to find out.

There are always plenty of things that you can begin doing that will improve your career as the above list shows. Pick a couple that you know you need to work most upon and keep at it. The more that you try to improve yourself, the more opportunities that will present themselves.


Saturday, July 10, 2010

काम से काम

हमें अपने काम से काम, अपने मतलब से मतलब कहने मात्र से काम नहीं चल सकता।
ऐसा करने से बुरों का विरोध न हो सकेगा और वे मनमानी करके अपनी दुष्टता बढाते हुए दूसरे लोगों
के लिए दिन-दिन अधिक भयंकर होते चलेंगे। उसी प्रकार सज्जनों के कार्यों में प्रोत्साहन या सहयोग न
दिया जाय तो वे भी निराश होकर चुप बैठे रहेंगे और उनके कार्यों से अनेकों को जो लाभ हो सकते थे वे न हो सकेंगे।
                                                                                                                पं. श्रीराम शर्मा आचार्य

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

साईं का ध्यान

मिलके करलो खुलके करलो साईं का गुनगान
साईं का गुनगान करेगा हम सब का कल्याण

सुबह शाम साईं की आरती उतार लो
साईं की भक्ति से ख़ुद को संवार लो
मानो कहना नहीं तो वरना रहेंगे भटकते प्राण

सच्चे मन से जो साईं दरबार में आया
जो भी कामना की है उसने वो पाया
साईं कृपा से हो जाते हैं निर्धन भी धनवान

भक्तों की सुनते सदा मन की पुकार साईं
झोलियों में भरते सदा अपना प्यार साईं
हर सुख का दाता है जग में साईं का ध्यान

बाँटता है।

कोई दर्द बाँटता तो कोई खुशी बाँटता है।
जिसके पास जो होता वो वही बाँटता है।
अँधेरों में जीना भी कोई जीना है दोस्त,
उसका जीना जीना जो रोशनी बाँटता है।
किसी की कभी भी जान ले सकता है दुष्ट,
पर सज्जन हमेशा ही जिन्दगी बाँटता है।
किसी को रुलादे ऐसा गम किस काम का,
उसको सराहो जो सब को हँसी बाँटता है।
बुझदिल लोग जिया करते हैं उदासियों में,
दिलदार वही जो सबको ताजगी बाँटता है।

Sunday, July 4, 2010

आदमी बदलते देखा है

कौन कहता है अपनी किस्मत अपने हाथ नहीं
मैंने कर्मों की क़लम से खींची किस्मत रेखा है
आपने आदमी के पल-पल बदलते देखे होंगे
मैंने यहाँ पल-पल, आदमी बदलते देखा है

Saturday, July 3, 2010

मगर हारना पड़ा

थी मुफ़लिसी तो मन को मुझे मारना पड़ा
था जीतने का दम भी मगर हारना पड़ा

फैले हुए वो हाथ भिखारे के देखकर
कितनी ही देर तक मुझे विचारना पड़ा

उतरी नहीं थी बात कभी जो मिरे गले
उसको भी आज दिल तलक़ उतारना पड़ा

जान से अज़ीज़ थे, दिल के क़रीब थे
कितने हसीन थे, जिन्हें बिसारना पड़ा

सब जानते हुए भी मैं नादां बना रहा
वक्त मुझको ऐसा भी गुज़ारना पड़ा