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Inquilaab Zindabaad……..

Bhagat SinghToday is March 23. It is referred as “SHAHIDI DIVAS” or “BALIDAN DIVAS” because it was on this day in the year 1931 British executed Bhagat Singh, Sukhdev and Rajguru.

Sarfaroshi Ki Tamanna

It is an emotion-evoking ode to the revolutionaries of the Indian Independence Movement. It goes as follows:

Sarfaroshi ki tamanna ab hamaare dil mein hai.

Dekhna hai zor kitna baazuay qaatil mein hai

Karta nahin kyun doosra kuch baat cheet,
Dekhta hun main jise voh chup teri mehfil mein hai
Aye shaheed-e-mulk-o-millat main tere oopar nisaar,
Ab teri himmat ka charcha ghair ki mehfil mein hai

Sarfaroshi ki tamanna ab hamaare dil mein hai.

Comarades

Waqt aanay pey bata denge tujhe aye aasman,
Hum abhi se kya batayen kya hamare dil mein hai
Khainch kar layee hai sab ko qatl hone ki ummeed,
Aashiqon ka aaj jumghat koocha-e-qaatil mein hai
Sarfaroshi ki tamanna ab hamaare dil mein hai.

Hai liye hathiyaar dushman taak mein baitha udhar,
Aur hum taiyyaar hain seena liye apna idhar.
Khoon se khelenge holi gar vatan muskhil mein hai,

Sarfaroshi ki tamanna ab hamaare dil mein hai.

Haath jin mein ho junoon katt te nahi talvaar se,
Sar jo uth jaate hain voh jhukte nahi lalkaar se.
Haath jin mein ho junoon katt te nahi talvaar se,
Sar jo uth jaate hain voh jhukte nahi lalkaar se.
Aur bhadkega jo shola-sa humaare dil mein hai,

Sarfaroshi ki tamanna ab hamaare dil mein hai.

Hum to ghar se nikle hi the baandhkar sar pe qafan,
Chaahatein liin bhar liye lo bhar chale hain ye qadam.
Zindagi to apni mehmaan maut ki mehfil mein hai,

Sarfaroshi ki tamanna ab hamaare dil mein hai.

Dil mein toofaanon ki toli aur nason mein inquilaab,
Hosh dushman ke udaa denge humein roko na aaj.
Duur reh paaye jo humse dam kahaan manzil mein hai,
Sarfaroshi ki tamanna ab hamaare dil mein hai.
Dekhna hai zor kitna baazuay qaatil mein hai.

Yoon khara maqtal mein qatil keh raha hai baar-baar,
Kya tamanna-e-shahaadat bhi kisi ke dil mein hai.
Sarfaroshi ki tamanna ab hamaare dil mein hai.
Dekhna hai zor kitna baazuay qaatil mein hai.

This is probably not the exact arrangement of verses as Bismil wrote them, though these are all his words. Some verses of this poem were also featured in the 2006 Hindi movie Rang De Basanti.

Bhagat

Hindi Version

सरफ़रोशी की तमन्ना अब हमारे दिल में है
देखना है ज़ोर कितना बाज़ुए कातिल में है

करता नहीं क्यूँ दूसरा कुछ बातचीत,
देखता हूँ मैं जिसे वो चुप तेरी महफ़िल में है
ए शहीद-ए-मुल्क-ओ-मिल्लत मैं तेरे ऊपर निसार,
अब तेरी हिम्मत का चरचा गैर की महफ़िल में है
सरफ़रोशी की तमन्ना अब हमारे दिल में है

वक्त आने दे बता देंगे तुझे ए आसमान,
हम अभी से क्या बतायें क्या हमारे दिल में है
खैंच कर लायी है सब को कत्ल होने की उम्मीद,
आशिकों का आज जमघट कूच-ए-कातिल में है
सरफ़रोशी की तमन्ना अब हमारे दिल में है

है लिये हथियार दुशमन ताक में बैठा उधर,
और हम तैय्यार हैं सीना लिये अपना इधर.
खून से खेलेंगे होली गर वतन मुश्किल में है,
सरफ़रोशी की तमन्ना अब हमारे दिल में है

हाथ जिन में हो जुनून कटते नही तलवार से,
सर जो उठ जाते हैं वो झुकते नहीं ललकार से.
और भड़केगा जो शोला-सा हमारे दिल में है,
सरफ़रोशी की तमन्ना अब हमारे दिल में है

हम तो घर से निकले ही थे बाँधकर सर पे कफ़न,
जान हथेली पर लिये लो बढ चले हैं ये कदम.
जिन्दगी तो अपनी मेहमान मौत की महफ़िल में है,
सरफ़रोशी की तमन्ना अब हमारे दिल में है

यूँ खड़ा मौकतल में कातिल कह रहा है बार-बार,
क्या तमन्ना-ए-शहादत भी किसि के दिल में है.
दिल में तूफ़ानों कि टोली और नसों में इन्कलाब,
होश दुश्मन के उड़ा देंगे हमें रोको ना आज.
दूर रह पाये जो हमसे दम कहाँ मंज़िल में है,

वो जिस्म भी क्या जिस्म है जिसमें ना हो खून-ए-जुनून
तूफ़ानों से क्या लड़े जो कश्ती-ए-साहिल में है,
सरफ़रोशी की तमन्ना अब हमारे दिल में है
देखना है ज़ोर कितना बाज़ुए कातिल में है
Signरहबर – Guide
लज्जत – tasteful
नवर्दी – Battle
मौकतल – Place Where Executions Take Place, Place of Killing
मिल्लत – Nation, faith

Wonder Woman!!

This interesting story appeared in Hindustan Times some days back. Read it!

A FEMALE real estate agent’s sex addiction has compelled her to pounce on more than one thousand men. Amy Michaels, 32, has confessed on bedding over 1000 men. However, she insists she’s no slut.

Tee“I’ve had sex with at least 1,000 men-but I’m no slut. I’m a sex addict,” News of the World quoted Michaels, as saying.

“I began doing it with clients while we were supposed to be viewing houses. I had a boyfriend at the time but it wasn’t enough. At the same time I was also at it with a colleague at work. We used a house we were supposed to be selling and one night I ended up in a threesome with him and his flatmate.”

She lost her virginity at an early age of 17 when she took a job at McDonald’s while at college on a business studies course. “I ended up sleeping with the boss while I was already having a fling with another boy there, having sex anywhere we could, even before kiddies’ parties. Her addiction even made her pounce on a security guard while working as a PR at a music festival.

SexWell Nanhe discussed about this woman. Many of his friends said that she is a slut while others believed that she is a sex maniac. Nanhe felt that the lady is a “SOCIAL WORKER”.
Yes because she is doing social work by providing “SEX” to so many men who live and die for sex only. This woman will be huge success in India and will be received very well by Indian men. India is already facing the problem of dipping sex ratio. If experts are to be believed, there will be huge shortage of girls in next 50 years and thus many men will remain unmarried whole life. This woman will be “handy” to all those unmarried men. In fact India requires more such “social workers”. These social work can also check the crime rate against woman such as rape, molestation etc. Imagine someone asking the lady about her profession. She says “Hi! I am social worker and would like to help you out as well.” It sounds great yaar.
Nanhe salutes this Woman.

India wins CB Series

Feed from Daily Star

teamIndia survived a valiant fightback from Australia to win the second Commonwealth Bank final by nine runs and claim the series 2-0.

IndiaDefending a target of 259 after Sachin Tendulkar’s classy 91, India made a fine start as Praveen Kumar (four for 46) removed Adam Gilchrist – playing his final international innings – Ricky Ponting and Michael Clarke.

IndiateamMatthew Hayden (55) and Andrew Symonds (42) put on 89 and James Hopes (63) threatened to see Australia home until Irfan Pathan struck twice in the final over.

team1Man of the Match—- Pravin Kumar 4 for 46

कंगारू को घर में घुस कर धोया……….. या हू!!

Report from Hindustan Times

IndiateamThese moments come hard in a cricketer’s career. Going to Australia and winning a tournament must have began as a distant dream for Dhoni’s men, but it turned out to be a reality. India clinched the humdinger of a second final against Australia and with it, won a one-day tournament for the first time in 22 years. Irfan Pathan finished the game off with two wickets in the final over to give India hard-fought victory at Brisbane.

Team indiaIt was a run-chase that had many aspects to it. The initial burst from Praveen Kumar ripped off Australia’s top-order with Adam Gilchrist leaving caught behind in the first over itself. Then followed Ponting, attempting an unusual pull-shot early on to one that was straight from Kumar. He departed for 1, with Australia 2 wickets down for 8. Michael Clarke then made his way back for 17, when he was cleaned up by the young UP-all-rounder.

Australia were in all sorts of trouble when the two local boys came into bat. Matthew Hayden and Andrew Symonds had a job in hand and they did manage to pull things back a bit for the Aussies, by adding a fruitful partnership. The two started cautiously, giving the bowlers their due when the ball was jagging around. But, once they settled down – Hayden and Symonds eased into their typical bully-like innings – scoring at a decent pace to give Australia some hope.

WinnersHayden reached his fifty off 62 balls, and that included six hits to the fence at that stage. However, four runs later, he saw his end – thanks to a mix-up between him and Symonds. Hayden’s dismissal came at a wrong time for Australia as a definite partnership was building. One then became two, as Harbhajan Singh trapped his nemesis, Andrew Symonds for 42 leg-before and by the time he was gone, the Aussies were five down.

HaydenJames Hopes and Michael Hussey came into the dark with a humungous task awaiting them – scoring consistently at over a run-a-ball. Hussey and Hopes seemed like coming to terms with the enormous score ahead of them and Hussey, in particular with his brisk running between the wickets and the occasional boundary took Australia close.

The bowling change from Dhoni worked for India, when Sreesanth dented Australia’s chances by removing Hussey caught behind for 44. Hopes in the meanwhile was suddenly falling short of partners and once that happened, he started going for the runs himself. Praveen Kumar then picked up Brett Lee clean bowled to give India a good chance of clinching the tournament. Sreesanth followed it up with Mitchell Johnson’s wicket and then it was upto Irfan Pathan’s brilliant last over for India to clinch tournament glory. Hopes reached his fifty and gave Australia a ray of hope with a flat six over mid-wicket off Sreesanth in the second-last over.

Symonds and HarbhajanIf we had to replay the last over, it went something like this – Hopes took the single off the first ball with Australia needing 12 off the last five balls. And then Pathan struck a blow to remove Bracken caught by Chawla for 1. Hopes got the strike and then took two off the next ball to take it down to ten. Then the moment – when the Gabba went berserk, high on an Indian victory – with Hopes driving it up to Chawla and Pathan finishing things off.

SachinEarlier, it was an innings that started on a rather sedate note, built a gradual momentum towards a total in mind and then lost its way. That perhaps sums up India’s effort after winning the toss and opting to bat first on a belter of a wicket at Brisbane in the 2nd CB Series final. Sachin Tendulkar was yet again the man with the runs, scoring 91 to guide India to 258/9 off their 50 over quota.

Bouyed by their win against Australia in the first final at Sydney, India began the second contest on a rather sedate note – with both batsmen preferring to be cautious than adventurous. The first boundary of India’s innings came as late as the seventh over, when Uthappa helped Lee’s ball on its way to the fence. Tendulkar’s approach was also similar – to see the new ball through and then he opened himself. A superb baseball-like straight pull welcomed Stuart Clark into the attack. India reached their fifty in 79 balls.

Sachin Tendulkar reached his fifty when he dabbed one down to third man off Clark. The 70-ball fifty was highly composed of a larger percentage of boundaries, which he began stroking once he got his eyes in. Some of the usual shots were back in action – the straight drives, the cover-drives, the dabs over third man. He looked extremely confident, keen on giving his innings the momentum it needed to put a competitive score.

Then, Robin Uthappa threw his wicket away to Stuart Clark after getting off to a good solid start when he got a leading edge that went straight into the hands of James Hopes, who made no mistake in grabbing a straightforward, easy catch. Uthappa departed for 30.

Michael Clarke struck an important blow for Australia when he removed Gautam Gambhir early for 15. It was tossed outside the off-stump by Clarke. Gambhir came down the track to clear long-on and drove it very hard – but could only manage to find the waiting Mitchell Johnson, who completed the catch. India were 121/2 when Gambhir departed.

Yuvraj Singh went in the same way he came into bat. A six off the second ball he faced showed signs of an innings that could change the course of the game. But, it only flattered to deceive. While Yuvraj was in the middle, the innings developed a gusto-type momentum to it – with the Australians looking totally down. Yuvraj stroked intermittent boundaries to apply more pressure and then a huge impulsive stroke for six before departing two balls later, trying to hit one out of the park – came on slow to the batsman and holing out to Hayden for a run-a-ball 38.

There was ecstacy in the reverse-sweep he played in the 80s – a shot we dont see often from Tendulkar that late in the innings. And, there was agony – when he tried to come down the track, but could only manage to push the ball to short mid-on, where Ponting arrived in time to take a brilliant diving catch. Tendulkar went for 91, just nine runs short of a second consecutive hundred. India, 205/4.

Immediately after Tendulkar’s wicket, the Indian innings seemed like losing its way when Michael Clarke removed in-form batsman Rohit Sharma for 2. He bowled it around outside off, the batsman drove it on the up, where Symonds did the rest by snapping a sharp catch. India were 209/5, when Sharma departed.

And then, the innings fell apart. They lost two wickets in an over – that of Irfan Pathan, cleaned up by Bracken trying to go for the late-inning hoick and then Dhoni off the last ball, caught at long-on by Clarke. In between those two dismissals, Dhoni struck an important six to push India closer to the 250 mark.

Brett Lee then removed Harbhajan Singh in the penultimate ball of the 49th over, caught in front of the wickets – struck on the backleg and then eventually, Praveen Kumar departed in the final over of the innings – caught by Ponting in the covers.

Nathan Bracken ended with figures of 3/28 for Australia, bringing them back into the contest. On a good wicket, 259 may not be a tough ask for Australia, but with early wickets India can put them under the pump.

Photos courtesy Cricinfo