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Amazing Poetry(Once Again)-2…. March 27, 2011

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Yes, this is the continuation of the first part. I was looking for some good poetry when I read the below one. After the first read, I still was reading them again and again since I liked them so very much. One, because the poetry is amazing and second, it’s so true what is said in just two lines. So without further delay, here they are,

Naa jane kis ko pasand aa gayi hai meri aankhon ki nami,

Main hansna bhi chahoon to ye palkein bheeg jaati hain!


Here is its translation in English,

I don’t know who likes so much my wet eyes,

Even if I want to smile, these eyelids become wet.


Here is the 2nd one,

Har baar wo kyun mujhe chhod jata hai tanha,

Main mazboot to bahot hoon magar pathar to nahin!


And it’s translation in English,

Why does she always leaves me alone,

I am strong but still not a stone!


Here is the 3rd one and my most favorite,

Wajood sheeshe ka ho to patharon se muhabbat nahi karte Mohsin,

Ehsaas-e-chahat na mile to hasti bikhar jaya karti hai!


And it’s translation in English is,

If you existence is of glass then don’t fall in love with stones,

If one can’t find feelings of affection then the very existence of his shatters into pieces.

Amazing isn’t it!

(Rare) Good Times…. March 24, 2011

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It’s true. It’s not very often that I shall be having some fun moments and when it happens, it’s a really important thing for me. That’s the same which happened yesterday when me and my friend S went along to one, buy a cap for him, two, have a look at two malls and three, have dinner outside somewhere.

I don’t normally go anywhere when I am in the session. It’s not that I am not willing but I get so tired when I am in the session that after coming back to my hotel/guesthouse, all I want to do is to take some rest, study if needed and then try to get some sleep. But I do like to check the place and if possible, to go out if I have a chance and I can manage my work after coming back. And if I get a company of someone, the whole thing becomes really easy and fun-filled. That the same which did happen this time when I am here at Hyderabad. This time, I am having a lot of people with me here whom I don’t get a chance to meet very often which includes some of my friend very close and good friends from here. And by chance, S is also here for some work of his from last week( and is going to be here next week as well). I knew that already and when I spoke with him before coming here, we already sort of decided that we shall be going somewhere in the evenings. But unfortunately, when I reached here, I wasn’t feeling so well so I just slept off. Next day onwards, we did try to make the plans but either I was struck in something or S. So finally we did decide for sure that we shall go, no matter what. Once we decided the plan, now it was time to execute the plan.

Both me and S were working so we decided to go from office directly. S came to my office from where we decided we would go to our destination, GVK One mall. S wanted to buy a cap for him so we thought that we would look at the mall, check out some showroom for a cap and then we would move to some another place. So from my office, we went to the GVK One mall. I hadn’t been to that mall before and I found it to be a good one. We got veg-snackers from KFC and after that we checked the caps at different showrooms and as expected, we didn’t like any one of them. It was getting late and we were feeling hungry so we thought that we would check some place for dinner. Given the fact that we both are geeks, an intelligent thought came in S’s mind to use Google Maps to find some place to eat and we did find one, Barbeque Nation, a place which S told that he had tested at  Calcutta. Given the fact that he wont pick a place again if its not good, we started walking towards it, obviously using the maps. We did find the place and also, a table also for us (it was fully packed). Once we made ourselves comfortable, we were struck by a surprise news and that was that there was only a buffet system which was being offered there and one was not allowed to place his own choice of meals. Well, not something that we wanted so we just left. In front of us, it was  Hyderabad City Centre mall. We actually thought to go there after dinner but now we had to go there now as our last hope to find some place to dine. About the mall, well it’s a good one but somehow, I didn’t like the design of it much but that’s me. Now, it was my turn to suggest some place and in that mall, there was Sahib Sindh Sultan which I checkout out at Banglore with a friend of mine. Needless to say, I did like the place and obviously the food as well. So we both decided to check it out and and gladly, I did find both, the place and the food the same as I found it back at Banglore. After having a really good dinner, we finally started for our guesthouses.

It was a great fun to be with S and to forget for some time all the tensions and pains for some time. I shall be here for the next week as well leaving me with a weekend free. Let’s see if I can find some good way to spend it 🙂 .

I was going to close the post with the note that it was a really good time spent, something which is rare for me to experience but I guess, there was the last cherry on the cake which was missing when I am sitting and counting good times. And that came when I got a call from S to tell me that India has won the match against Australia in the quarter finals of the world cup 2011 and have made the Australian team pack their bags and fly back to home. Also, I think, it’s the end of the captaincy of Ricky Ponting ( Australian cricket team captain) as well. Well, those who know me really well, they are aware about the fact that I don’t like cricket much, not a big fan of it and never was. Still, the news made me REALLY happy! I did switch on the tv to watch the highlights and it was a terrific win indeed. Talk about rare good times, I think, this is a really good and rare one, at least for me indeed! Time to be on the bed now because I still have a working day tomorrow waiting for me. Hope the good times continue for me there in the session as well!

Before I close the post, here is the (to an already existing album) to some of the random pics that I took from my phone. Signing off!

Why I Am Not At There…. March 21, 2011

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I got a call from home today evening about something which is very important but has landed up in trouble. There is an issue that has come up and has disturbed all back at home and needless to mention, I am also so much tensed. If I would be there, I would had made sure to do all to sort the things out but since I am not there, all I could do was just to tell all to be calm. I hope the issue gets resolved asap and also this that I can be back asap to check over things. I don’t get to say often but yes, doing the job that involves so much of travel and keeps you away from home, at times is just so hard to do, it really is!

A True Statement-2…. March 21, 2011

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Just a quick post to share something that I just read and found it absolutely true. Have a read,

It’s not very common that a guy would be in tears, especially for a girl. But when a guy cries for a girl, it means no one can love that girl more than him!

Trust me, it’s absolutely true!

A True Statement…. March 19, 2011

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At times, a really hard truth is said in just few words and that’s what I read just now. Have a read,

A person who truly loves you will never let you go, no matter how hard the situation is!

It takes nothing to leave someone in tears for your own dreams, wishes like career, study in abroad but it takes a lot to hold someone’s hand and keep holding it doesn’t matter what happens! Unfortunately, there are not many now in this world who dare to do the later part because now a days, thinking from mind has become more important than from heart and mind always decides based on profit and loss count, thus never going towards loss or trouble. But (stupid) heart doesn’t look into anything like that and keeps doing what mind won’t ever approve in the first place thus resulting, finally ending up being crushed into millions of pieces of none else but it’s own. And those who listen to heart than mind, they end up sitting in the corners of their rooms, hiding their face with their hands, their eyes filled with tears and thinking that what so wrong they did by listening to their heart and is it really a wrong thing to forget about your own loss and profit and do things which just “feels” right to do?

What else can I say more except this that the above quoted statement is just absolutely true!

Happy Me and Happy Holi To All Of You…. March 19, 2011

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First of all, I wish you all a very happy Holi( you can check another link as well) . I guess there is some confusion about when it is this year because some are saying that’s its today and some are saying that it’s tomorrow. The official holiday is tomorrow so I hope, most would be celebrating it tomorrow only. But whenever it may be, I still wish you all a very happy and colorful Holi and I hope you would celebrate it with your friends and family in full swing. I am not at my home and that goes without saying that I am missing not being there but still, the condition that I am right now, I guess, it was a good decision not to travel back to home and then again travel the next day to the destination where I am going tomorrow. There is a change of my program due to which I shall be on the travel. Actually there are couple of changes which did happen in the traveling schedule of mine and the last change came out to be the final one. Its a bit confusing but I shall try to explain still.

After my last program at Banglore, I was supposed to extend the program there only. That’s what was planned initially. Then I got a call that there is a messed up program for which I am supposed to go to Delhi and handle it. After knowing what happened and who is the client, well, I shall be honest, I was really tensed. Though I had handled the same module couple of times but still, there was this nervous feeling within me. Anyways, so initially, there was a five day program which I had to handle. But then, something happened and it got changed to  3 day program which was starting from Wednesday(of this week). Thanks to this, I got a little free time(which turned out to be a really busy time though but still was so good :)) at home. So after that, finally, it was time for me to travel and to start the program. As I mentioned, the moment I stepped in, it became evident that the nervous feeling wasn’t just like and there are all the reasons for me to feel it. Though the delegates were really friendly, co-operative, still, I can’t say that it was a piece of cake for me to get through. Just I know how did I make myself come out from the module using all of the technical knowledge that I have. It proved to be a lot LOT harder but still, all is well that ends well and fortunately, I got some REALLY good comments and rating from the delegates. I won’t put the rating and the comments here but both are really good and given the client and it’s profile, I have been told that it’s quite an achievement for me to get that kind of rating. Am I happy? Surely I am. It’s always good to see that you have been awarded with some good and kind words when you have really worked so hard for it. So thanks a lot all who were there in the session. It was a pleasure to meet you all and discuss some things with you all related to Oracle. I hope I shall see you all very soon in some another program.

Coming back to the travel schedule shuffling which did happen, as I said, I was originally going to stay at Banglore but then was sent to Delhi. Now after this, I had a program starting next week at another location(where I am going tomorrow). BUT, when I landed up Delhi, I got the news that because of a very crucial program starting next week at Delhi itself, I am now swapped on a special demand to be at Delhi only. Obviously, the program of the other location was now to be given to someone else. I wasn’t too happy from this(though I was happy that I shall be at Delhi where I come very very less often) because I really wanted to go that other location and want to meet some very close friends of mine. It’s been a long time that I have met them and I was really looking forward to see them. When there are people who are really happy to know that you are coming to see them, it just makes you so happy too when you are that location. Anyways, so I wasn’t happy but work is work and being called specially for a program means a lot so I just made up my mind that I shall be with my friends , P and G at Delhi. All was looking fixed un till last evening when I came to know that the program of next week at Delhi is cancelled. Hmm okay no probs, I said to myself because I was thinking that I shall go for the actually scheduled program of mine. But then I came to know that that program is now assigned to someone else leaving me free for almost 10 days. Hmm okay, well you lose some and you get some. I wasn’t going to meet my friends and won’t be working but still, I would be at home with family so it was actually a very good thing. BUT then again, I got another call that the person who was going to do the program as my replacement, is now struck up in something else so it’s me only who would be now going for it. Confused? Well, it’ is a little confusing for sure. Anyways, the bottom line is that I am now going for the same program for which I was originally assigned and was going for and the travel for it would start tomorrow. There is another small change of travel schedule that I myself did though.

If you have read the last post, you must be knowing that I have got my right elbow really badly hit along with a wound over it making it almost impossible to move even an inch too. One can imagine the pain from this that I can’t even put the elbow on the solid surface and has to keep  it on some pillow or something delicate. I didn’t notice before but I realized the other night that I have got my lower left leg and foot also hit very severely. Also, I have a hairline fracture on my left elbow joint (thanks to a very old but VERY severe accident) which has started hurting so badly , I don’t know why. Needless to say that due to this, I am not in a very good condition to travel so much. And just to remind that I am having very severe pain in my left ear and throat for god-knows-what reasons. When I came to know that I am having a week free, I decided to go back to home. But when I came to know that I am now again going to travel on Sunday, my mom asked me very strongly not to travel at all in such condition for just a day to come to home and stay at Delhi only. I was already at the bus-stand when I got the call from her. Though I was very keen to come back, even if it was for just a day,I agreed to what she said and took a return cab. It turned out to be a good decision because the pain in the elbow became really so much and I was feeling feverish (may be because of the pain only) too. So  I am now here at Delhi only with A and P. Its been a long time since we have all been together (still S is not here as he is also traveling) so we shall try to go somewhere in evening. Hope we would have some fun and in that,I can forget some of the pain.

Sleepless…. March 16, 2011

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I should have been on bed now and sleeping. There is a really tough session that I am handling right now which has become even more tougher since there is just so much of pain that I am having in my throat and left ear for reason that only god must be knowing. I can’t turn my neck around even easily and if I push myself to, the pain is more than what words can tell. And the icing on the cake is that the mind is just lost in so many thoughts. I wish I could find some sleep from somewhere, anywhere but seems like that it’s wishing too much!


I guess I really did wish too much and may be god is really having a lot of quota of pain for me. I guess, the pain already within heart and the recent one, within ear and throat wasn’t enough because have got the right elbow hit severely in the morning with a deep cut which did bleed a lot and also the left knee, which got hit and is hurting equally badly like the elbow. And irony is, today’s day at the session is one of the toughest days in this entire module. Oh well!

Busy Days…. March 14, 2011

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Yes, I am being really busy. There are tons of things that I am handling, doing at this moment and despite being so tired doing all of those things, it still makes me feel so satisfied and happy because all of those things are for my sister.

As I mentioned in my last post, I was out for the whole day yesterday for shopping and there was nothing that I wanted to get for myself. It was all for sis that I wanted to and was needed to buy for. Okay, may be I did get a little bit of something for me as well to be really honest. What was it? Well, a hair cut 🙂 . Yes, since I am leaving tomorrow and what I knew about my schedule( which I came to know today is a little changed now) that I was going to be away for long( I am still going to be but not too far and not in a stretch) so I thought that I shall get a hair cut. Once free from there, a quest to find a specific dress for sis(I wont mention what right now). That was something which I thought would be a relatively easy process but proved to be a lot harder, especially when I was liking everything that I was seeing but it was all getting rejected by sis and her one of the closest friends Rekha.

We started from one very big store who had a lot of variety. The sales guys were very responsive and I must say, good at their work. But sis told me that they were not showing anything good. So she finally told who she is(she is a really big person in her own field, believe it or not, a really known figure) and whom she has worked with. Hearing of which, instantly the whole scenario changed. The sales guys were now more alert in what they were saying and showing. After a long time spent there with sis trying out many of the different designs, finally both she and Rekha declared that they want to look for some more designs but at some other place. They had selected some designs which they mentioned that they liked but they were not “perfect” or “different” . Well, I was the “bank” and I really don’t know much about that stuff so I all I could was to hear the experts and follow their lead and that’s exactly what I did too. It was time to go for the next store, another big one and pre-decided by sis, R.

The other store was also as bigger as the last one and like the last one, here also , couple of guys were helping us or rather sis and Rekha to pick what they would eventually like. The sales guys there used a different approach(in their own words) and mentioned that they would show nothing but the best so that there would be less confusion to pick the stuff finally. So they displayed very less variety( which actually went against them in the last, thanks to the picky nature of sis and Rekha) for the dress. Even then, there were two designs which all three did like a lot. After narrowing down to two designs, both sis and Rekha few sarees as well and I must say, those were really really good. The sales guys must had thought they made it today but little did they know that whom they were dealing with. When it was time to pay, sis stopped me and told the sales people that she would only pick sarees and nothing else. Upon being asked, why, she just mentioned that she would need to look at other places before she would actually pick something. It was so good to see the faces of the salesmen at that time. I am sure that they must wanted to pull their hair out( or may be wanted to pull our hair out 😉 ) . Well, there was nothing they could do and in no time, we were out and on our way to the third show room.

The third show room, like the last two, was also a very big showroom and as per the staff, they were very new and had the latest and greatest of the designs with them. Well, no design is good enough as long as it is not represented well and that’s the part where the sales force of the this show room really really failed. We all really did feel that the sales staff wasn’t really keen to sell and was lost in some sort of ego. They did show us few designs which were good but looking at the way we were getting treated, we finally decided to make a move. It was also very late for lunch so I thought to take sis and R to Mainland China for some snacks. Well, both the gals sort of liked the place. Okay, they did like the “place” very much but not the food and I must mention here, we didn’t eat the “normal” Chinese food there like noodles or something like that. We ‘tried’ some of the “signature dishes” of Mainland China ( in vegetarian) and soft drinks( none of us drink) . Soft drink, which was actually a blend of many things was a hit 🙂 . But the food, it got mixed opinion and for one dish, it was called just “bad” and the entire blame for ordering it came over me 😦 . Well, if you do ask me, it wasn’t (so) bad at all. It was good and it was different. Anyways, we were full and after giving tip to the attendant(for which I was forced by sis) , we finally left the place. It was time to visit the next showroom and fortunately, that turned out to be the last which we visited. Everything there worked great, the staff, the designs, the price, it was all just perfect and needless to mention, we finally did get what we were looking for. As I said before, my major role was to pay but I too liked the design and above all, sis was really happy and that’s something which I want to see all the time.

It was time to now buy some other stuff which was for men(no, again not for me) which would be used in the gifts. We were planning to go somewhere but then stopped at a nearby mall. Well, the mall really needs a lots of renovation to be done over it but gladly, we did find what we were looking for. It was time to get some more stuff but for that, we needed to go to an another mall. We did find what we were looking for and finally, it was time to go back. On our way, we stopped at a place to buy slippers for my mom. While we were looking at a suitable pair for her, I decided to get one for R as well. She is a really nice gal and is having a terrible personal life. Just few months back, her father passed away and the rest of the family is not really so good to her. Sis tells me all the time that she is always so happy and always asks, when is Aman Bhaiya( elder brother) is coming back? She has been there always there for sis and treats her like elder sister only and for me, she is just like my second younger sister. So I asked her to select  a pair for herself too. She kept on saying no Bhaiya but then sis also asked her so finally, she selected one. Sis later told me today that R was in tears but she was very happy and for me, thats all what counts, to see those whom I care and love happy and smiling. And when that person is someone whom I treat as my sibling, it becomes so important and mandatory that he/she must be happy because that’s what elders are meant for, to make the younger ones smile. We finally dropped her back at her home and we also came back. It was a long day but still, there was one more round which was pending, which came today.

Me and sis left today to get some stuff for her. She asked me to get something for me as well but I said no. She asked me to check a new mall which has been open here from few weeks only. She asked me to get a new pair of shoes. Though I do want to but I still didn’t approve the idea. Well, there is nothing you can do when you are dragged to the place and that’s what happened with me as well. Finally, we were in the showroom. I did see the designs but there was nothing which I did like. Just when we were about to leave, sis picked on t-shirt and asked me to try it. Well, I had to, there was no other choice for me. Beyond doubt, it was a good one but I didn’t want to get it. It’s not me who is important and for whom we came to do shopping. And I said the same to her as well but she said, no we need to get this t-shirt. Well, as I said, I was out of the options so I did get it. We sat at an eating joint and did talk about couple of things, people. It was getting late and we had a long list of to-do so we had to move. The next stop was another showroom from where we had to buy something( I am deliberately keeping the things hidden) for her. Fortunately, we did get a good deal and the product so we bought it. While coming from home, all asked me to get a new traveling suitcase because my old one is now almost on the verge of being retired. But I said no since it’s still working. So I wasn’t really convinced that I need a new suitcase. Again, for the same reason mentioned above, we decided to look for it. After a lots of research and visiting 3 showrooms, we finally picked one which was sis’s choice. Finally,it was time to come back.

I should had taken a rest when we reached home. But I had an Apple mac book pro that my colleague had bought, on which he wanted me to install Windows along with a dual boot to Mac. It appears to be easy and it’s really is too when you have all the media (for drivers and all) with you to go ahead. When you are not having it, you are just so limited in doing things and that’s what happened with us. After spending hours, cracking our heads, me and my friend , finally did install the Windows 7 over the machine. Still, there are couple of device drivers which we couldn’t install simply because we didn’t have them but it’s in the working condition and that’s what was asked from me to make possible.

I am done now with most of the things that I was supposed to manage. From tomorrow, its starting of a very tough session. Hope it goes fine. Pray for me all and wish me luck because I really do need it. Its time to sleep now so adios 🙂 .

Back With Smile On The Face…. March 13, 2011

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Yes, I’m back after a grilling yet exciting session. What seemed to be a long week, turned out that it was one of the best sessions that I have conducted.

There was nothing exciting in the travel besides that  I was going to take my flight from Chandigarh which is just 2 hours away from my place. So going there by bus doesn’t seem like a burden at all for me. It takes almost 7-8 hours for me otherwise to travel from my place to New Delhi via bus, comparing that with the two hours of travel seems like no travel to me. The flight takes almost 3.5 hours from there but thanks to the delays in the departure( due to numerous reasons out of which few actually sound genuine) , it takes about 5 hours from the actual scheduled time. But that’s still acceptable to me compared to the 10-12 hours of the time that I spend(waste) even before I reach the airport at New Delhi. Though the flight is not a low-cost carrier but still, there is no free food that’s served within the flight. If you want it, you can buy it. But normally I avoid doing so because one, its too costly. Second, I prefer to eat proper food and not the sandwiches etc and the proper food is what I already pre-order to my hotel. So its not much fun within the flight but still, there is a tons of fun that’s there in the module and definitely, from the participation and enthusiasm shown by them always and this time also, it was not different.

I always believe that it’s the delegates which make a session really lively. Though some may argue that its something which depends on the presenter but still, IMO, a major part is controlled and managed by the delegates, by that audience within the session. And I am fortunate that I have always met very nice, friendly and cooperative delegates. The number of delegates that I had in my session this time was probably the highest that I had ever in any of my sessions, 19! Still, even being such large in number and also coming from very diverse backgrounds, all the delegates shared one common thing that all were very nice, friendly and keen to know more and more about the topic and were also very cooperative to me while I was trying to discuss the module and it’s details with them. And with these qualities, they made the whole session very lively and fun filled, something which pushes me so much more to go ahead and discuss as much as I can with the delegates. Besides being so energetic, few of the delegates found some things about me as well and said to me in-person some really kind words as well, something which were one of major reasons for me to come back with a big smile on my face.

Those who know  me well, must be aware about this fact that I am not a sort of person who likes to talk about himself or tells about himself in lots of detail. I normally prefer to keep a low profile and except telling some really important things about me, I normally skip the other things which in terms of professional achievements are big and should be told(as told to me by couple of people) . But this time, few delegates did find out those things(like this that I am an Oracle ACE) and they were very happy to know those things. When we were sitting in-person outside the class. they talked to me about this and told me how happy they were to know about all this and also that I am there in the session. In addition to these, they also mentioned that I am a really nice, friendly and kind person etc etc. Well, trust me, I really feel so shy when I hear such things about me that I am so good because I don’t think I am! What credits that I have got is that I am a stubborn, not so good (or let’s just say bad only), non-undestanding person who just thinks about himself and does all what he does only for himself.  But I think when you are in a world full of people who think from brain and not from heart, in other words “practically”, who care just about their career, dreams of study in abroad, a better life, you can’t get anything better than such credits. So when you hear really nice words for you, it just feels a little strange and surprisingly pleasant.   To be honest, it feels great to hear such words for you which are really genuine as well. Besides these, on the last day of the session, I spent some time having tea and snacks with few delegates who mentioned to me that that they had attended already couple of sessions but they could see the difference between mine and other sessions very clearly. As per their words, they could see the passion within my eyes and talks that I have for oracle database and in general, within my attitude. Well, what I can say except this that I like what I do and though I don’t know anything about Oracle database but still, I am very much interested and fascinated by it. So it’s always great for me to talk about it with others to make them learn what I do and to improve myself too from the questions and doubts that are asked by the delegates. That’s all I have in my mind all the time. When I heard these so kind words for me, I was really really happy. While going back, all asked about my contact details as well which is a sign that people did like me and appreciate that little what I know about Oracle database. Thanks so much guys, I really and truly appreciate all the kind words of yours and I hope that I shall meet you soon in some another program.

After a really good session, I am back now. There is a little change of the plans for the next schedule. I have spent the entire day today doing shopping(no, not for me but for my sister) which was a great thing to do and made me really feel happy. I shall talk about it tomorrow because at the moment, my eyes are struggling to stay open 🙂 .

Amazing Poetry(Once Again)…. March 11, 2011

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I just read two amazing poetries, something which is so simple,yet so deep and sad and needless to say that I liked both so much. So here they go with their English translation coming along as well,

Palkon k bandhan tod kar daaman par aa gira,

Ek aansoon mere sabr ki tauheen kar gaya!


And it’s translation is,

After breaking the boundaries of my eyes, one tear rolled down and fell in my lap,

That one tear did insult my patience.


And here is the 2nd one,

Uski aankhon mein nazar aata hai saara jahan mujh ko,

Sirf khud ko us ki aankhon mein kabhi dhoondh na paya!


And it’s translation in English,

I have seen the entire world in her eyes,

Its just me whom I could never find in her eyes.


What do I say except this that both are so true,so sad and just amazing, aren’t they?