Inqalaab Sulagta Hai

This weekend, Nikhil and I finished composing one of our best songs so far and I, on the other hand, finished a Nazm that had been in my mind all this past week. I would like to dedicate this Nazm to all the down-trodden Women who put up with the daunting task of eking out a life for themselves and their families. People who take little things for granted must stop and look around and remove the garb of arrogance and ignorance. This is the hour to lend a helping hand, as I have realized lately. Helping the needy is not charity, it’s everyone’s Obligation.

Meanwhile, enjoy the Nazm, which is a slight continuance from the last one, Chalo Dafn Karo.

Here’s a recording that I just made of the recitation for Non-Hindi readers [13 OCT 2009] [audio:]

Inqilaab Sulagta Hai Kahin

Comments So Far..
  • Anupam Dhar 12 October, 2009 at 8:22 am

    Beautiful Nazm. Premchand would’ve been proud of you.
    But you must also look at the glass as half full. Instead of seeing it often as half empty.

  • Gautam 12 October, 2009 at 8:31 am

    Thanks both of you. Munshi ji se to dhar sahab ab roz e jazaa ko hi milenge

  • rashmi 13 October, 2009 at 8:20 pm

    Bahut khoob Gautam ..
    beautiful use of words and i liked the recitation as well ..
    the second last line was expressed very well ..
    Keep writing …

  • Ashutosh Taploo 19 October, 2009 at 3:04 am

    Good Proud of you as Indian personelity known in US.

  • Neeraj Rohilla 2 November, 2009 at 8:16 am

    Hi Gautam,

    I couldn’t help notice similarities with an old nazm of Sahir.

    Aaj ki raat bahut sard hawa chaltee hai,
    aaj ki raat na futpaath pe neend aayegi…

    Have you read/heard this particular nazm?


  • Gautam 2 November, 2009 at 8:26 am

    Yes, I have read that. I think I read it first almost 20 years ago. It’s by Kaifi Azmi sahab, not Sahir Ludhianvi. However, mine was written from a very different view point.
    Thanks for stopping by mate!

  • Journey Into A Poet’s Heart » Benaam Nazm 20 February, 2010 at 1:11 pm

    […] a name, for it was never born and it shall never die. It’s been almost 4 months since I wrote Inqalaab Sulagta Hai Kahinin October. Nevertheless, a fleeting verse never forgets to pay me a visit now and […]

  • neha 7 March, 2010 at 6:39 pm

    i was wondering what do you do apart from all this great work? your work has to be something you love this is why all this great work is possible…

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