Saturday, 16 September 2017

Aitchison vs World XI

zamana baron ka ustaad
lekin bachon ka khel hai

masla sirf itna hai,
aik ke haath mein bandooq,
doosre ke ghulail hai.

Wednesday, 3 May 2017

By hook or by crook

Ik paer ug te,
dooja paer nug te.
Jug nu thug le
rakhke nau
shahrug te.

Tuesday, 6 December 2016

Prayer

Dear Lord,
Let's be honest about it:
You threw me into this shit 
Which I would have avoided if you didn't insist;
But now that the job is done, 
With nothing left to offer or earn,
Please allow me to return
To that nothingness above the heavenly dome
That you call your eternal home
Where I used to freely roam,
Dear Lord,
As your precious ward.

Saturday, 26 December 2015

The Traveling Salesman Problem

Har sawaal ka jawab Quran mein hai.
Masla meri jaan insaan mein hai.

Iss jahan mein adam ko iblees se wasta
aur deedar-e-Khuda aglay jahaan mein hai.

Amooman ilm ke sumandar ubal rahay hain.
B'juz jo hikmat zalzalay ke imkaan mein hai.

Hum bhi guzar jaein ge chupke chupke
Tum ne kiyun dalna hamein zindan mein hai.

Aur shehar ko Deewanay ki kya khabar
Har jaan ik hijaan mein hai.


Monday, 3 August 2015

Company

Jo pass hai so khas hai,
baqi she'r bakwas hai.
.  

Saturday, 13 June 2015

Duniya Satrangi


Lub jaey te changi
Kama lein te sangi
Je mangi  te niri tangi.
Aye Duniya Satrangi

Jinni dhako ohni nangi.
Jinni jhappy ohni jangi.
Har paason chhalede wangi.
Aye Duniya Satrangi.

Per keh gaey ne murshad bhangi,
Saadi te hass-khed langi. 

Sunday, 19 October 2014

Celebrations

Meri jaan, tum ne sirf arooj dekhe hain
Zawaalon se wasta pare ga tu kya ho ga?

Sawaal baraey sawal rawish hai tumhari
Jawabon se wasta pare ga tu kya ho ga?

Iss andher-nagri mein har diya khamosh
AwaazoN se wasta pare ga tu kya ho ga?

Umar kachi hai iraade magar pakkay hain
Apne jaison se wasta pare ga tu kya ho ga?

Wednesday, 9 October 2013

Who cares?

Bandagi jis ki na ho qabool
Us sach ko jaan bhi jao tu kya?

Ik abad hai ibadat ku maut ke baad
Hashar mein be-imaan bhi jao tu kya?

Hamaare jeete-ji tu na gai khafgi tumhari
Ab muskara do, maan bhi jao tu kya?

Tuesday, 1 January 2013

Happy New Year

I for one don't really care much for time,
But when the chime is worth a kiss and a rhyme,
Why, could there be anything more sublime?
Happy New Year, m'fellas, in love and crime!

Thursday, 26 January 2012

do ghari

do ghari thehar ke tu dekho.
kuch log, kuch taur,
iss naey shehar ke tu dekho.

yahan bhi abaad hain dil;
yahan bhi barbaad hain dil;
pooch kar kisi se pichhle pehar ke tu dekho.

jaan jao ge ishq ki haqeeqat,
pee ke do qatre iss zehar ke tu dekho.

niyyat-o-amal nahi,
lafzon ka hi khel hai yeh sara;
likh kar ik ghazal
naam us be-mehar ke tu dekho.