Yaadon ki rail

Hello, Pranam and Namaskar to one and all.

Soon, the calendar enters 2020 and we the lucky lot, get to see the last teens of this century. So much is trending about the “last teens of this century”, “2020”, “last teen year”, this “century” and of course Bollywood which completed its 100 successful years of entertainment. All these thoughts clubbed together made me and my co-host think on the same lines and bingo it happened. That’s when we came up with #BollyExpress. We decided to call all lovely bloggers together for #BollyExpress Blog hop by #ALPxGUN. This will revive the memories of yesteryears when the calendar year is soon going to change saying the last bye to the last teens of the century along with our very own Bollywood and its evergreen songs and prompts full of life that revive golden memories of the past.

And one fine day…

When I was peeping out of the window, thinking about the year. How life is woven around it and memories I collected it, I pondered on the thought that it can form a book virtually. Suddenly the pen crawled towards me and paper said hey it’s me calling you to write.

Also, beside me were photographs recalling all the memories of years, and when I was looking at the pictures full of memories my cozy coffee mug with popcorn was giving me a company to weave yet another story.




After that, this is what came on paper when coffee, coziness, comfort, camera memories, and crafted thoughts came together for our very own #BollyExpress.


अर्ज किया है…

Bollywood तेरी बाली उमर को सलाम,

बीस की generation/ जनरेशन में देखा है मैंने

remake, remix और वही पुराने नाम|

वो दौर था कुछ बेमिसाल अनमोल रत्नों का,

ये दौर है उन रत्नों को यादो में पिरोने का|

ये दुनिया भी एक अलग ही कहानी सुनाती है,

कहानियों की, कलाकारों की,

एक दुनिया अलग सी

जादू की, जज़्बातों की,

ख्वाबों की, ख़यालों की,

ये दुनिया है हसने मुस्कुराने और गुदगुदाने की|

जैसे जिन्दगी दिखाती है उतार और चढ़ाव,

देखें हैं मैंने इनमें भी वैसे ही ख़यालात|

हर कलाकार अपना सा लगता है,

हर कहानी मानो अपनी ही दिखती है|

बस सोचना है हमें,

क्या सीखा हमने इन नामों से, कारनामों से,

क्या समझे हम इस जादूई दुनिया के पात्रो से,

जिंदगी चलने का नाम है और हर मोड़ एक नयी कहानी बताती है|

तो बस जिंदगी को कुछ ऐसे जीए की हम मिसाल ही नहीं बेमिसाल बन जाएं,

और जिंदगी की पिक्चर जो अभी बाकी है, हम उसके बेहतरीन कलाकार कहलाए|

तो आईये करते है
बॉलीवुड के साथ
साल के अंत से एक नयी शुरुआत

ये तो जानते ही हैं न आप,
की एक प्यारी सी तारीख़ होती है
३१ दिसंबर की रात और १ जनवरी की शुरुवात

माना थोड़ा अज़ीब है रिश्ता इन तारीखों और कहानियों का,

तभी तो होते है उनमें यादें और वादें एक साथ|

जैसे हर दिन एक उम्मीद, एक नयी है शुरुआत,

वैसे ही है हर पिक्चर, हर गाना और हर कहानी का कलाकार|

ले कर आता है नया साल, एक और नयी उम्मीद,

साथ मिल जाते है कुछ कर दिखाने के हमारे संवाद|


A little new year Gyan.

So before I wind up my khayalo and khawabo ki duniya, Well, no I’m not asking for any resolution. Let 2020 be the year of ‘ikigai‘. In other words, find a reason to go on without shying away from hard work. Find a purpose that gives you joy and solace.

In other words, keep going come what may like our Sun & moon & all the hardworking people around us. Those who have not danced on new year night coz for them it’s just the calendar that has changed. Milkman will get up as usual at 4, so your cup of tea is not late whether its 31st or 1st, miners are still working the whole night to dig up that extra coal or maybe gold, the maid will have to turn up on time whether its 1st when you had partied hard or even you are on break, factories were working whole night to supply us the best of products on time. Newspaper printers & workers were in search of news & not in pubs.

Well, why I’m sharing this is, so you don’t forget to wish all these little helpers of our life a good year and a good life and start your new year on a good, happy, smiling note by spreading happiness and gratitude around.

To isike sath naye saal ka pehla jaam aapke naam….. happy new year dearies.

This post is a part of #ALPxGUN BlogHop


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46 Responses

  1. Simply wow!Your Yaadin ki rail has transported me to numerous places .Even while am writing this,a wave of nostalgia has enveloped me. Ikigai-Just the perfect reminder for me as I move towards 2020.Remembering helpers in all walks of our life is very touching and heartfelt.I am forever indebted to them where ever they have facilitated me and I make sure I reciprocate it by helping them.Of course Bollowood the perfect way to celebrate all the emotions in our life..Enjoyed it thoroughly..

    • Pashmeena Chowdhary says:

      Sorry I meant “Yaadon ki Rail”…

    • Thanks pashmeena, glad to have you on #BollyExpress. Bollywood has somehow become part of our lives and haven woven memories with its songs & movies. I’m happy to know that you respect & reciprocate little helpers in our life. Happy blogging keep helping

    • ऐसा नहीं है कि वक्त थम जाता है

      पर ना जाने क्यूँ हर बार वो गुजरा ज़माना याद आता है

      Awesome post

      Yadon ki rail chal padi

      • बहुत बहुत धन्यवाद
        #yaadon ki rail में आपका भी तहे दिल से स्वागत
        Glad to have awesome bloggers like you on #ALPxGUN #BollyEXpress

  2. Alpana Deo says:

    जिंदगी को कुछ ऐसे जीए की हम मिसाल ही नहीं बेमिसाल बन जाएं,
    Loved it… We don’t need anything special to make our life and other’s lives beautiful. Little bit of gratitude, and lot of love is what required.

    Happy to co-host this bloghop with you..

    • Thanks, Alpana
      Thanks for loving it. True said a little gratitude, thankfulness & just sharing your smile and happiness can help make this place a better world. It’s my pleasure to co-host with you. I’m learning a lot on this journey with a great lovely calm & sweet blogger like you.

  3. Nice read Pragun and a perfect kickstart to our #BollyExpress:)
    Looking forward to reading more such posts from my brilliant co-passengers:)

  4. Hey Pragun, such lovely thoughts before the year ends. Loved the way, you mixed the prompts. I totally agree to find your Ikigai and be courageous to move towards it.

  5. Archana says:

    Superb well penned poem by you Pragun . How beautiful and truthful lines “zindagi ki picture jo abhi baki hai, hum uske behtarin kalakaar kehlaaye” , life is indeed a movie, Direction of it May not be in our hands every time but what is in our hand, to perform our part honestly diligently.

  6. What a beautiful and nostalgic post. Simply loved it. Completely agree with the idea of 2020 to be a year of Ikigai. And I really like the idea to wish and show gratitude and appreciation to our helpers. We take them for granted and never realize how important they are to our daily routine. Thanks for reminding me. 🙂

    • Thanks, Arushi for liking it.
      Yes, gratitude to our Lil helpers is something I had been following for many years now on a daily basis too.
      ‘Ikigai’ the depth is beyond the word.

  7. Hema says:

    Waah!!! sundar kavita see ban padi hai.. bahut hi achchhi.. loved it. Happy new year.

  8. Showing gratitude for all the help that we get from so many people is just an amazing way to start the year, happy new year to you

    • Thanks and Happy 2020 to you too.
      Yes, these small gratitude moments make the day more special for them as well as for us too.
      Had been following this for many years now and postwoman, milkman, courier guy, maid also realize that yes she(me) genuinely loves us.
      thanking them, offering water or sweets to eat is small things we can do.

  9. Rashi Roy says:

    Lovely lines and a wonderful gyaan. Your post made me nostalgic and am glad to be a part of this blog hop. Agree with your idea of Ikigai. Looking forward to 2020.

  10. Shivani says:

    Such a beautiful ode to the year and Bollywood. Thank you for this Bloghop. I was sold on the concept

  11. Anjali M Naik says:

    Such a beautiful post about enjoying life and appreciating the people in our lives as well. Im really inspired by the Ikigai concept. Hope the new year turns out brighter and happier for all of us.!

    • Thanks, Anjali for liking the post
      Yes, ikigai is a word with infinite depth.
      Appreciating the little helpers gives happiness and teaches the importance of sharing and caring too.
      Happy 2020 to you too.

  12. Shipra Trivedi says:

    First of all, lovely poem and as this is in Hindi, it deserves 10 out of 10. I really appreciate your spirit of looking forward to a new year with such a positive outset. We should always care about the people who make our lives even better and enjoyable. Happy new year 🙂

    • Thanks, Shipra
      I love to write in Hindi a lot, more expressive I feel.
      Yes, this small step of gratitude will bring a big smile, do try, have been doing it for years now.

  13. Tanvi says:

    Sach me tasveerein humein yadon ki rail me sawar karke purane dino me le jati hai… The old songs and pics are no less than a mini movie of our own life in the past years..
    Loved how you acknowledged the hardwork of people like our milkman, miners , etc who can’t stop working using new years day as an excuse..

  14. This is very refreshing to reminisce our memories and start a new year.The generosity and thoughtfulness of wishing our helpers without which our lives are not smooth is something I want to pick from your post .

  15. Lovely words woven to kickstart this new year with new enthusiasm. Glad to be a part of #BollyExpress.

  16. Anupriya says:

    Yes, let 2020 be the year of IKIGAI. Absolutely my resolution for this new year too.

  17. Isha says:

    Remake and remix is a new form of creativity. We are blessed to experience the joy of remix and printed photographs both at the same. Your article is not only a good read but it has a lot of small realizations and learnings weaved in.

  18. Suha Vijay says:

    Your poems are always amazing and you have a very good command on the language

  19. Disha says:

    Soothing words and hope 2020 is fabulous for everyone. In the words of King Khan, picture abhi baaki hai mere dost! 🙂

  20. Zindagi chalne ka naam hai aur har mod ek nayi kahani hai…so true and so well said…Our live goes on…we do not need any new year resolution but just enjoy the present moment.

  21. Wah wah kya baat hai. Bahut hee filmy andaaz se aapne purane saal ko bye aur naye saal ko hi kaha hai. You are so right I think we have witnessed changes of leaps and bounds in the movies made in bollywood. From indi pop to remixes, from shudhh hhindi to hinglish. We have seen it all..

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