Ghazal: Singer Jagjit Singh,Translated by Ranu

Hindi Song

When I saw you ,

I thought life is sunshine,

And you are a thick shadow.

My heart once more expressed its desire,

Once again I told my heart,

Life is sunshine and you are a thick shadow.

If you leave I’ll think,

What did I lose?

What did I gain?

The song I can’t even hum,

Why did time sing such a song?

Life is sunshine,

you are a thick shadow.

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hindi song, posted and translated by ranu

Life is a puzzle!

What kind of riddle is life

Sometimes it makes us laugh 

and at times it makes us sad.

Sometimes our heart is unaware

Of following our dreams

One day the traveller of dreams

will leave ahead of dreams to the unknown

Those who decorated the Fair

Did so after facing sorrow and happiness

These are humans who chose silence

This is how they leave to the unknown alone,

What Kind Of Riddle Is Life!

Daily Prompt : Detonate

In response to daily post’s one-word prompt : Detonate

She exploded with anger when she  heard,

A bomb was detonated by a stupid nerd.

How could he do such a terrible thing,

Has he no conscience that will sting?

So many innocent people lost their life,

Isn’t there a better way to solve this strife!

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Hindi song: Mais zindagi ka saath nibhata chala gaya, posted and translated by Ranu

This is a song from a  Bollywood, Hindi movie, in the movie Dev Anand does the lip-synching. He was an actor who appeared in countless movies. The words or lyrics of the song tells the story of Dev Anand’s life. A few days ago I heard this song after a long time. I liked the lyrics so much, I thought it probably tells us to be  prepared for anything in life, happiness and  sadness are a part of life.

The following is my translation of the song:

I went along with life performing whatever I faced

I blew my fears away like a puff of smoke,

I realized it was useless to feel sorry for disappointments,

I treated my sorrows as a festival, and laughed it off.

I blew my fears away like a puff of smoke.

Whatever I got from life I acknowledged it as my fate.

I blocked my mind from remembering , whatever I lost.

I took my  heart to  a place,

Where there was  no difference between sorrow and happiness!

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365 Writing Prompts: Unconventional love posted and translated by Ranu

Over the weekend, we explored different ways to love. Today, tell us about the most unconventional love in your life.

The unconventional love in my life is watching and listening to sad songs. here are some examples:

You are breaking my heart as if I’m only a toy

You are leaving me, who will take care of me

I’d like to change your mind,

I cannot I’m too far from you

I want to stop you , I do not have

the power to do so

I have no complaint against you,

I do have some regret

the grief that was the cause of our

separation, you are using the same

to unite us

Do not take revenge from me

on the basis of what you heard

about me, stop, listen

you can leave, but what’s the hurry

I’m only here for a short time

Why are you impatient to leave now!



I am not interested to hear

from anyone from my past

I do not want to be reminded

of the sad songs or music

Today I have a new purpose

I have forgotten yesterday’s goal

My heart is not the same,

my belief is different

I am a long way from all the sins

my life and the world has changed

I have acquired a unique knowledge

I have found a new person in me

I have reached a place

where in my eyes even God is not

far from me!

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DP Daily Prompt: Karma chameleon

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This just in: let’s pretend that science has proven that Karma is a thing. Your words and actions will influence what happens to you in the future.How (if at all) will you change your ways?

Whether science proved it or not Karma, is a thing. My experience tells me bad deeds are punished in the end,no one can get away with it.

Liars may think they can convince people about someone with a straight face, it does not work in the end and their mischief will see an end, some don’t get punished until a very long time, and they continue with this behavior thinking they’ll never be caught, they are naive to think so as the saying goes:

“Life is an echo, all comes back ,

The good, the bad the true.

So give the world the best you have,

And the best will return to you.

I try my best to keep the saying in mind, to avoid taking a wrong step, because I know if I don’t I will face whatever wrong I have done. I do try to be a good person. It never hurts to be nice.


DP Daily Prompt: I Walk the Line

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Have you got a code you live by? What are the principles or set of values you actively apply in your life?

One of the principles I value is treat everyone with love. It is something  priceless and it makes our world a beautiful place.

Secondly tell the truth at any cost, it will be rewarded by our creator.

Third: try to give up the habit of gossiping, you may not realize but it hurts the people we gossip about.

Four : No one is perfect keep that in mind, never ridicule anyone, it will come and bite you some day.

Five: Stay away from jealousy, it is one of those traits that can ruin you as well.

I try to live by these rules and I also remember the phrase ,

” Life is an echo all comes back,

The good, the bad, the true,

So give the world the best you have,

And the best will return to you.”

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Tagore song posted and translated by ranu

No, no, it’s  not just a sweet game.

Yours and my life from dawn to dusk.

No,no it’s not just  a sweet game.

Yours and my life from dawn to dusk.

How many times the lights went off,

when the storm roared at night.

If we think of worldly concerns,

we face uncertainty and doubt.

No,no, it’s not just a sweet game.

Time and time again the enclosure

Breaks and the flood waters

Rush rapidly,

On this awful day

Screaming is heard from everywhere.

Oh God  in sorrow and happiness ,

These  words enter our mind

Your love is injurious,

But  it is never neglectful.

No,no, it’s not just a sweet game!







DP Daily Prompts: Burnt

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Remember this prompt, when your house was on fire and you got to  save five items?That means you left a lot of stuff behind. What are the things you wish you could have taken,but had to leave behind?

My goal was to save my life, picking five important items did not cross my mind, it was a serious situation, I had to run for the door before the fire reached that part of the house.

Now that I am in the shelter I’m grateful to God I managed to escape. I look at it this way, the things I left behind was the price I paid to save my life I will not feel sorry for them. Maybe some day I’ll be able to buy some of the things, only the ones that are important.

I feel much better I chose to save myself!