Ekla chalo re…Tagore

Of late have been introduced and started liking many things Bengali.Thanks to a Bengali room mate.Some of the so called things being Bengali Sweet,Bengali food,Tagore works,and of course the Bengali way of life-Simple,very humble and care free to a large extent.Today got to know a wonderful work of Rabindranath Tagore dedicated to the Bengal Partition in 1905.The work called ‘Ekla chalo re’ was previously sung by Kishore Kumar and now appears latest in the movie Kahaani sung by Amitabh Bacchan.Find the original text and translation below.

 

Bengali
jadi tor daak shune keu naa aashe tabe ekla chalo re
tabe ekla chalo, ekla chalo, ekla chalo, ekala chalo re

jadi keu kathaa naa kaya, ore ore o abhaagaa,
jadi sabaai thaake mukha phiraaye sabaai kare bhaya
tabe paraana khule o tui mukha phute tora manera kathaa, ekalaa balo re

jadi sabaai phire jaaya, ore ore o abhaagaa,
jadi gahana pathe jaabaara kaale keu phire naa chaaya
tabe pathera kaantaa o tui raktamaakhaa charanatale ekalaa dalo re

jadi aalo naa dhare, ore ore o abhaagaa,
jadi jhara-baadale aandhaara raate duyaara deya ghare
tabe bajraanale aapana bukera paanjara jbaaliye niye ekalaa jbalo re

 

The English translation:
If they answer not to thy call walk alone,
If they are afraid and cower mutely facing the wall,

O thou of evil luck,
open thy mind and speak out alone.

If they turn away, and desert you when crossing the wilderness,
O thou of evil luck,
trample the thorns under thy tread,
and along the blood-lined track travel alone.


If they do not hold up the light when the night is troubled with storm,
O thou of evil luck,
with the thunder flame of pain ignite thy own heart
and let it burn alone.

 

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Life is GOOOOD…

The best things in life

1.When you are driving a bike in heavy traffic,a baby in the rear side of the car seeing you and making strange facial expressions,smiling and all those baby stuffs.Probably the best thing for me to get crazy.Jus gives unlimited happiness.

2.When you are at home getting bored and thinking what to do and a very good friend of yours callsĀ  up and you end up talking for hours.The best time pass!!!!

3.On a hill station, very cool,its drizzling all the day and you have a ice cream in your hand and licking it till you just have the stick in your hand.Experienced it many times.

4.In a group of friends and some innocent soul caught between us and dragging him to his limit and ending up laughing up till ur stomach aches.

5.Driving your way through drizzling rain without your helmet and getting each drop on your face.

6.A small pat from someone close to you for a job well done.

7.Watching a Rajini movie on the first day of its release and shouting till your voice gets off.

8.Fighting for the snacks any friend brings from home and ending up having the largest share:-)Rare this days those were good days.

9.A good sleep after a hard days work and that rarely happens cos there has never been a hard working day:-)

10.Sitting alone on a beach and just getting amazed by the vastness of the see.

11.Sitting on Aquada fort(Goa) and jus being null and thinking nothing.

12.Having the IPOD plugged and driving through no traffic and not feeling shy that someone is watching you singing loudly while driving.probably most of the good things have been while driving!!!!

13.When you get in some problem and a friend gets into the same mess of things,Just feels great that you are not alone…You have got someone with you to get thrashings too.:-)

14.When noone at home and you let your music system so loud enough and do whatever you want-dance,sing aloud,eat without any restriction,and jus let your mind free .

15.the most important of all-foooooood…Jus cant miss any chance to stuff things in mouth..You can see the results.

16.Seeing sharukh movies…

17.You have a practise of writing a blog or a diary and after many years you read through the same and imagine the old events..really brings a smile on your face as to how silly you used to be…and probably a little sadness that where did all those days go.

18.meeting up and old friend and knowing that that friend still remembers the pet names you used in college or school and recollecting all those special moments in life.

19.Getting up at 6 in the morning trying to go jogging and convincing yourself to sleep for ten more minutes and that small sleep lasting for hours.

20.preparing something different in kitchen when noone is at home.Whatever crap you make,it tastes good.Have prepared some really disgusting things.

21.Wishing for something you want and someone surprising you with that as a gift.I got my IPOD.

22.Probably the time when you are not worried about your future and jus living that moment.

23.Browsing for some good CD’s in a shop and making someone with you frustrated by making them wait.

24.A small child coming and hugging you.

25.Having IDLI’s and DOSA’s:-)

Enough for now…a new list soon:-)

Probably the list will go on…Life is made up of all this small small things that inspire you and make you believe that living is not that bad and you can enjoy those small incidents and get that happiness which no money or no relationship can give.Enjoy those moments cos LIFE IS GOOOOOD when you come across those things which really make you happy. This are the things which made my life a little simple:-)