GulzarAadatan tum ne kar diye vaade
Aadatan hum ne aitbaar kiya

Teri raahon mein baar-haa ruk kar
Hum ne apnaa hi intezaar kiya

Ab na maangenge zindagi yaarab
Ye gunaah hum ne ek baar kiya

Sheer Habit
Out of sheer habit, you made a promise
And similarly, habitually, I trusted you

Tarrying continually by your paths
I kept on awaiting myself, I guess

Never again will I seek life, O Lord
I have made this mistake once, that is enough

(English translation from ‘The Taste of Words: An Introduction to Urdu Poetry’, edited and translated by Raza Mir)

Join us at Mehfil@Prithvi as we discuss, discover, unravel and enjoy the works and creations of Gulzar.
Date: Tuesday, 12th August, 2014
Time: 7pm
Place: Prithvi Theatre, Juhu
Entry is free