The time did stop still...


The time did stop still...
The eyes didn't wanna blink...
The ears just took in the words...
The heart just felt the music...
The mind basked in the experience...
The lips smiled in realization...

The grain of sand slipped from my hand...
The petals found their heath...
The wind traversed the common mind...
The silence was redefined...
The poet dropped pearls of say...

May be this is the world where i belong...
May be this is the thread i wanna yarn...
May be this is the path i wanna trace...
May be this is the fable i wanna write...
May be this is the 'me' i wanna see...

Some experiences stay with you and make you wish you relive them again...
28th August 2008 was one such day in the lives of some of us at IISc...me definitely being one of them. We still cant stop talking about it!
Noted poet, writer, director Gulzar Ji had come to IISc as part of a Centenary Year event, organised by the Official Language Unit and the Hindi Samiti. It was an evening when Science and Art confluenced to create a heady mixture. He looked at the colours of science from the kaleidoscope of literature and later enthralled the audience with his selected pieces of poetry!
What an evening it was!! Congratulations to the Hindi Samiti students who made this evening possible! I had the honour to do the english compering for the event, the hindi compering being masterfully handled by Sudhanshu...couldnt have been a better beginning to my first compering experience at JNTata Auditorium.
Here is a link for a more detailed account...
http://gulzars.blogspot.com/2008/09/gulzar-saab-at-iisc.html

Comments

Blue Lily said…
Hey that just about sums up the experience for all of us...
soaked as I was in a night of words, which took me through heights and depths that I didn't know I could feel by just hearing someone recite poetry... I should say it was inspirational...
अर्श said…
bahut khoob madhurima jee, kehna galat na hoga ki ek shayar ki presence mein bitaye kuchh lamhon ne hum sab mein ek shayar, ek kavi, ek poet ya ek artist ko jaga diya hai. kaafi achhe tareeke se likha hai aapne apna experience. it's simply rocking. keep it up.
Shri said…
Madhurima JI
jindagi ke kuchh lamhe aise hote hain jo lamho men gujar jaate hain aur kuchh jo jinke liye ek umra bhi chhoti pad jaati hai, thahar jaate hain, ye wo lamha tha jo kabhi bhi nahin gajrega, thahar gaya hai hamari jindagi men, ghar kar gaya hai.
very nice way of presenting that lamha
shri ram

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