Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara… Thank You Javed Sahib

Three weeks, I have been avoiding the movie Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara , but your thanks to your poetry and the three protagonists it feels nice to be re-booted again till the next setback!

I was thinking that it’s the same old wine in the new bottle, the wine been Dil Chahta Hai  (2001), Rock On (2008)…and I was right. But the fact is at each point when these two movies released I (and all of us) are at different points in our life, struggling against something. Some message may strike you when you watch some movie – showcasing friendship and bonding.

But janta forget it does strike us again and again. Right from Dosti (1964) the classic film with a classic song (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J7UK80PQkoo&feature=related) on friendship and even now…proves one thing. Man is a SOCIAL ANIMAL J . Individuality does give us a drive for purpose, but it is family and friends which gives an identity.  Now think of your best two friends and where there are now.

Coming back to the movie Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara three protagonist each with a background story, dilemma, fear and a choice in the future. Life is about choices and each one will decide how the future will shape. Yes the movie was shot in Spain with well to do background, but emotions to not lie. The poetry of Javed Sahib defined each section.

While HRK was lost in work and chase for fame and money, Farhaan was like boy refusing to grow up and comic reader and finally A.Deol the balanced and practical guy also had a weak spot. Each one of us may fall in some section of this in some part of our life. We need to grow up, be sure of our choices and see life is more than money.

And before I forget…Katrina Kaif – way to go girl, if you want it go get it (the new confident Indian woman)

The Gems (Poetry): taken from : http://www.indicine.com/movies/bollywood/zindagi-na-milegi-dobara-poems/

Poem 1: Life is Short and You Need to Believe you Exist to Enjoy It!
Ik baat honton tak hai jo aayi nahin
Bas ankhon say hai jhaankti
Tumse kabhi, mujhse kabhi
Kuch lafz hain woh maangti
Jinko pehanke honton tak aa jaaye woh
Aawaaz ki baahon mein baahein daalke ithlaye woh
Lekin jo yeh ik baat hai
Ahsas hi ahsas hai

Khushboo si hai jaise hawa mein tairti
Khushboo jo be-aawaaz hai
Jiska pata tumko bhi hai
Jiski khabar mujhko bhi hai
Duniya se bhi chupta nahin
Yeh jaane kaisa raaz hai

Poem 2: Expression is Essence of Life, otherwise the question of What If will Always Remain!
Jab jab dard ka baadal chaya
Jab ghum ka saya lehraya
Jab aansoo palkon tak aya
Jab yeh tanha dil ghabraya

Humne dil ko yeh samjhaya
Dil aakhir tu kyun rota hai
Duniya mein yunhi hota hai

Yeh jo gehre sannate hain
Waqt ne sabko hi baante hain
Thoda ghum hai sabka qissa
Thodi dhoop hai sabka hissa
Aankh teri bekaar hi nam hai
Har pal ek naya mausam hai
Kyun tu aise pal khota hai
Dil aakhir tu kyun rota hai

Poem 3 Forget the Past, Pain is Eternal
Pighle neelam sa behta ye sama,
neeli neeli si khamoshiyan,
na kahin hai zameen na kahin aasmaan,
sarsaraati hui tehniyaan pattiyaan,
keh raheen hai bas ek tum ho yahan,
bas main hoon,
meri saansein hain aur meri dhadkanein,
aisi gehraiyaan, aisi tanhaiyaan,
aur main… sirf main.
Apne hone par mujhko yakeen aa gaya.

Poem 4 – For the Future…You Need to be Alive
Dilon me tum apni betabiyan leke chal rahe ho,to zinda ho tum
Nazar me khwaabon ki bijliyan leke chal rahe ho,to zinda ho tum
Hwa ke jhokon ke jaise aazad rehno sekho
Tum ek dariya ke jaise lehron mein behna sekho
Hr ek lamhe se tum milo khole apni baahein
Hr ek pal ek nya sama dekhe nigahein
Jo apni ankhon mein hairanian leke chal rahe ho,to zinda ho tum
Dilon mein tum apni betabian leke chal rahe ho,to zinda ho tum

Videos:

With Movie Video (no idea how he got it): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q3Js8mKlmQI

With English Translation: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LQZuXyre3Uo&feature=related

I wonder what Khan would say now on not having lyrics or words in song…or something in a similar nature. Poetry and songs are power expression, the soul… thank god for Urdu, hearing such poem makes us feel alive again.
Details here: http://www.indiaglitz.com/channels/hindi/article/54532.html and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xEc7A_oXHjw

And…thanks to the one for taking me to the movie.

Femme Fatale and Bare Legs Long Syndrome in India…the Hira Rabbani Khar Effect

Back in the mid 90’s (Feb. 1996) if Rebecca Marks (of Enron defame) had pulled out a spectacular stunner in bringing (some say) sex starved politician back to negotiating table to then save the Dhabol project in Maharashtra (guess who was in power then). She had the business acumen to negotiate and get a deal. She also had short skirts, bare long legs and high heels had many bureaucrats, politicians around the world tongue out gapping for more…and India media did go ga-ga-gu-gu then.

Fast forward 16 years…a whole new generation, but same story.

Ms. Hina Rabbani Khar touches down in New Delhi, and Indian media ga-ga-gu-gu- ten times over. It was appalling to hear a celebrity politician (from the 26/11 city) smiling gleefully cheek to cheek welcoming the beautiful blah… blah… blah… the beautiful …blah… blah. I wonder what his wife and daughter had to say that day.

A 34 four year old femme fatale, dressed for the occasion, like an Indian media reported  “her monotone outfit of a blue the colour of the season, tasteful accessories Roberto Cavalli sunglasses, stylish Hermes Birkin bag (worth more than US$ 9,000/- or US$ 15,000 etc – may be BIG FIGHT show can be put) and glass pearl jewelry added a glamour to her look”

Gosh, wish we had more politicians like her, then our people may do some serious business. OK so who is this lady?


Bullet Points around Hina Rabbani Khar

Bhag…Bhag…????….Bhag….Bhag

  • Hina Rabbani Khar (HRK) was born on 19th July 1977 in Multan, Pakistan
  • Ms Khar went to Lahore University of Management Sciences to do her graduation in Economics in 1999. She also did a M.Sc. from the University of Massachusetts in 2001. The World Economic Forum listed her name as young global leaders in 2008
  • Ms Khar is married to Feroz Gulzar, a noted Pakistani businessman and is a proud mother of 2 sons and a daughter
  • She also co-owns a posh and popular upscale restaurant, Polo Lounge in the Lahore Polo Grounds in Islamabad
  • Political tie through her father and uncle being the Ex Minister and Ex Governor and Chief Minister of Pakistani province of Punjab
  • In 2002, she became an elected member of the National Assembly for the first time with a Pakistan Muslim League (Quaid-e-azam) [PML-Q] ticket
  • 2008 the PML-Q did not issue her a ticket, she changed her allegiance to PPP. In the election she had a clear sweep by winning with a margin of over 84,000 votes
  • Ms Khar had been the Minister of State for Economic Affairs and Statistics
  • She is also the first woman in the history of Pakistani politics to present a budget speech.
  • After handling the post of State Minister for Foreign Affairs for some time, Ms Khar was elevated to the Foreign Minister’s shoes in July 2011 as Shah Mehmood Qureshi resigned from the office

Why is she given this position – What’s may be the hidden agenda ?
It was on the onset of her designation as the Pakistani Foreign Minister that President Zardari had made it clear that Ms Khar’s appointment will “send positive signals about the soft image of Pakistan”. This was much needed as the illicit nexus of Pakistani politicians and military personnel with the Islamic terror outfits has b een proven. A stigma of being the chief patron for the Islamic terrorists and jihadists looms large over its image.

Today, Pakistan strives much to have the world’s confidence by shedding off the tag of being the epicentre of Islamic terrorism. And the country is in much need of a face to assert its lost image. As much of a country’s image generates through its Foreign Minister, Pakistan was in a dire need of appointing a fresh face who could epitomise the air of modernism. Hence, Ms Khar, an ardent fashionista who loves polo and trekking, has given the charge.

As she has touched down the Indian soil for taking on the peace talks further in between the arch-rivals India and Pakistan. The world eagerly waited to see how she takes it in her first major diplomatic outing….which she gave to the Kashmiri separatist’s elements.

But one thing is for sure, Ms Khar has definitely taken the Indian media at a sway with her calm and confident approach to things. According to the noted political commentators, Ms Khar’s youth and glamour will surely have an unprecedented advantage to open the lock gates and start afresh the peace dialogues between these India and Pakistan. And why not…66% of Indians and 75% of Pakistanis are below 35 years of age.

Old history may now matter now. But the K word still remains.

Will Hina Rabbani Khar be shrewd enough to successfully navigate the troubled waters of Indo-Pak relations? Will she be able to make a difference in this age-old saga of coldness and hatred between these two neighbouring countries? Or will she struggle to hold her own in high pressure diplomacy and eventually break down like her predecessors?

There are lots of answers to find…and how can India counter it…well Bollywood may have some answer (see funny tweets below)

For the FPUN of it: HRK is going to star with SRK with great KRK as villain, and the story is about KKR team playing for battle for K.

Fashion Link: http://in.lifestyle.yahoo.com/photos/hina-bags-the-best-of-pricey-labels-1311931455-slideshow/

eX-effect: http://www.wateen.net/entertainment/features/6131-the-hina-rabbani-khar-effect-in-india.html

Official Website:http://www.mofa.gov.pk/mfa/pages/article.aspx?id=43&type=4

pHunny Tweets on HRK: (sorry could not add the source)

  • There’s only one way to counter Hina Rabbani Khar. India should appoint Emran Hashmi as foreign minister
  • Dear Pakistani friends pls take Sushma Swaraj and give us Hina Rabbani Khar!
  • We find out that Hina Rabbani Khar’s bag is from Janpath
  • Bagging the attention
  • Pakistans Weapon Of Mass Distraction

Now I am Talking: HRK and Late Richard Holbrooke (special adviser on Pakistan and Afghanistan)

HRK-Don’t forget K, RH- I know you are Khar, HRK – I meant the other K

Let us give her a chance, and once again go with an open mind for umpteen time. There are many issues to be resolved apart from K: Siachen, Sir Creak, water sharing, fishermen, 26/11, Samjhota express, PoW,  and…Shaksgam valley hand over to China (this I am adding) …etc.

But always remember US President Ronald Reagan dictum: Trust, But Verify

Disclaimer : I dont own any photo and taken from http://www.wateen.net/, and http://tvtuc.com/hina-rabbani-khar-sexy-pictures-scandal-hina-rabbani-hot-photo.html . Some points of this article for our funnybones…if we have them.

Is China Cooking a C.O.C.K (Chinese Occupied and Controlled Kashmir)?

One of the greatest external threats that India faces today is that from China’s growing presence in the Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (POK). Both Pakistan and China being dangers to hamper India’s sovereignty, the Sino-Pak nexus in the POK is very much alarming.

This is further attested through a well laid research of eminent political journalists. In the words of Selig S. Harrison of The New York Times, “Islamabad is handing over the de facto control of the strategic Gilgit-Baltistan region in the northwest corner of the disputed Kashmir to China.” He went on further to mention that there has been an “influx of an estimated 7,000 to 11,000 soldiers of the Peoples’ Liberation Army” of China in this region.

Frist in 1962, Aksai Chin, northeastern part of Ladakh was taken. Later in the year 1963, China had has also managed to annex the parts of Shaksgam valley under their direct control from Pakistan. This has enabled China to have an alarming presence on both the eastern and the western fronts of the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir. Today, the Chinese authorities possess more then 20 per cent of the Kashmir valley as compared to India’s 40-45 per cent and Pakistan’s 35 per cent.

China’s footprints in both the eastern (Aksai Chin) and the western (POK) high-tension borders with India have much in it to hit the alarm button. Any further Sino-Indian war would leave India to be trapped in between Scylla and Charybdis. This is believed to form the crux of the Chinese strategy of String of Pearls that is designed to crack the Indian political and regional integrity. It is a sort of Salami Strategy so effectively used by the Communists during their march from Soviet Russia to Eastern Europe. Piece by piece take surround and take control of things.

China has also involved itself into several developmental aspects in the disputed regions of POK. Currently it is reported that China is strengthening the overall infrastructure therein. In the year 2006 an agreement is signed in between China and Pakistan for upgrading the existing Karakoram Highway that connects China’s Xinjiang with Gilgit-Baltistan of Pakistan.

Once this development is complete it will be very easy for the PLA to move its troops from the eastern to the western front to bowl over India if the two countries ever engage into a war. This road link will also facilitate China much to have a free access to the oil-rich gulf countries through Pakistani sea ports.

China has also signed a memorandum of association (MoU) with Pakistan in building a hydropower project in POK. Pakistan, in spite their illegal occupancy in the area, has even asked for the Chinese cooperation in different fields like that of agriculture, dams, education, fisheries, and investment.

All these have been the major reasons contributing severe headaches to the Indian political and military strategists.

Not only that China is happy by increasing their presence in the POK, but also they have strategically worked on to strengthen their occupancy in Aksai Chin that once belonged to India. This part forms an integral part of the Kashmir valley and is located north of Ladakh. It is also claimed by India for over an extended period of time but of no avail. It is in 1996 that both the belligerents have resolved their territorial disputes as per the Line of Actual Control (LAC).

Aksai Chin, though is a high altitude desert with very little human inhibitions and no permanent settlements, is strategically important. It is through this part that the road link that connects Lazi and Xinjiang in Tibet runs through. The areas of Aksai Chin is also located on the higher plains and also close to New Delhi and other major cities of India.

Although India has repeatedly asked China to cede Aksai Chin, China is in no mood to give its possession back to the original owner. The high altitude advantage of the place also allows China to overlook all throughout the central Asia, and therefore, help it to counter any offensive measures directed to its way.

It is for this locational advantage that India, although is intimated with information regarding the development of Chinese missile silos close to the border areas have remained defensive.

In case if any hostility arise in between India and China, the latter could have a formidable edge over its opponent by rumbling down the heavy equipment’s towards India. Even in the wake of any Indo-Pak war, China could extend its support to Pakistan through Aksai Chin as it lies close to the area contributing to Indo-Pak border dispute. Aksai Chin, therefore, hangs as the sword of Damocles to India…but they may another agenda…

To control entire Kashmir…and create C.O.C.K – Chinese Occupied and Controlled Kashmir.

The question is will India go for a scorched earth policy when we start retreating from the forward areas?