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Break the Mold

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Braving Battles

My blithe soul has tall guards,
made up of steel and grit
the walls may be transparent
showing the softer me
and I might welcome everyone
without any prejudice or stated decree
yet no one can invade
and exploit my peace,
for no sorrow has the grit
stronger than me
and sadness always fail to display
any pretentious charade
to deceive me
and every time they try dragging me
to some abstruse oblivion
they fail with absolute misery

And when such occasions present
and brush past me
I hold them as moments of pride,
wearing them as my battle scars
for I have nothing ever to hide

Copyright © Shantanu Baruah

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Lyrical Challenge Day 3

Hey all you dear bloggers. So this is day three, the final day of my lyrical challenge.

The kind Richa has recommended me for yet another interesting tag! – the lyrical challenge. 💫🌟

Thank you so much, Richa for tagging me for the interesting “Lyrical Challenge Tag”! I truly appreciate it and I appreciate you for keeping me on your mind ❤️. If you haven’t checked her work you sure are missing something. Fun posts, mesmerizing poetry, thought-provoking messages and gorgeous captures, her blog has so much to offer and more.

I am going to do this challenge little differently. I will put down the lyrics and a version sung by me. Horror isn’t? 😱 for sure 😊but if you follow me you know I am an aberrant soul, often abstruse. So, thank you for putting up with me 💐🤗

So, folks this is Day two. For today I have chosen a not so popular(my favorite😄) Hindi song, Tum Bhi chalo  from the movie Zameer. The song is sung by the legendary Kishore Kumar, composed by Sapan Chakraborty and written by Sahir Ludhianvi starring Amitabh Bachaan and Saira Banu

So here it goes

Link to the my version👇you can click to link to listen to me

My version of Tum Bhi Chaloo

Song Lyrics

Tum Bhi chalo hum bhi chale
chalti rahe zindagi
Na Zameen manzil na aasman
zindagi hai zindagi

Tum Bhi chalo hum bhi chale
chalti rahe zindagi
Na Zameen manzil na aasman
zindagi hai zindagi

Peechhen dekhe na kabhi mudke raahon mein Hoo.
Jhoome mera dil tumhe leke baahon mein Hooo
Dhadkon ki jubaan nit kahe daastan
Pyar ki jhilmil chhaon mein
Palti rahe zindagi

Tum Bhi chalo hum bhi chale
chalti rahe zindagi

Behten chale hum masti ke dharon mein
Goonje yehi dhun sadaa dil ke taaron mein
Ab ruke na kahin pyar ka karwa
Nit nayi ruth ke rang mein
chalti rahe zindagi

Tum Bhi chalo hum bhi chale
chalti rahe zindagi
Na Zameen manzil na aasman
zindagi hai zindagi

Tum Bhi chalo hum bhi chale
chalti rahe zindagi

RULES

1 Thank the person who nominated you

2 Share some of your favorite lyrics for 3 days.

3 Nominate 3 more bloggers each day.

I will keep it open for all

Thank you all for lending your ears to me.

Copyright © Shantanu Baruah

Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Shantanu Baruah and ckonfab.com with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.

An Abstruse Smile

She is not from this world,
or from the universe at large,
for her deviant soul
like some transient whiff
is there one moment
and in another, she disappears

Like a touch of brilliance,
or some hazy occult,
she leaves behind
traces of abstruseness
for the anxious souls
to remain bereaved and despair

And no matter what words,
or elixir draped proses,
or artistic rendition one displays,
she cannot be caged
in any poetic desires that one may wish

And for the few
who are fortunate to have her sight
she is never enough for the eyes
for before one can consume her aura
or open their heart to let her immerse
she disappears in such momentary trice
lost in the oblivion of some beguile disguise

But when she smiles
she leaves behind for eternity
her desirous stupor,
and spark of million thunderous bolt
in those hope-laden aberrant eyes

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Lyrical Challenge Day 2

Hey all you dear bloggers. So this is day two of my lyrical challenge

The kind Richa has recommended me for yet another interesting tag! – the lyrical challenge. 💫🌟 Well I will be honest, I really took my time on this one, unsure which ones to pick 😜

Thank you so much, Richa for tagging me for the interesting “Lyrical Challenge Tag”! I truly appreciate it and I appreciate you for keeping me on your mind ❤️. If you haven’t checked her work you sure are missing something. Fun posts, mesmerizing poetry, thought-provoking messages and gorgeous captures, her blog has so much to offer and more.

I am going to do this challenge little differently. I will put down the lyrics and a version sung by me. Horror isn’t? 😱 for sure 😊but if you follow me you know I am an aberrant soul, often abstruse. So, thank you for putting up with me 💐🤗

So, folks this is Day two. For today I have chosen another Hindi song, Neela Neela Amber Pa  from the movie Kalakar. The song is sung by the legendary Kishore Kumar, composed by Kalayanji-Anandji and written by Indeevar starring Kunal Gouswami and Sridevi.

So here it goes

Link to the my version👇

Neela Neela Amber Pa

Song Lyrics

Neele neele ambar par chaand jab aaye
Pyaar barsaaye humko tarsaaye
Aisa koi saathi ho aisa koi premi ho
Pyaas dil ki bujha jaaye
Neele neele ambar par chaand jab aaye
Pyaar barsaaye humko tarsaaye
Aisa koi saathi ho aisa koi premi ho
Pyaas dil ki bujha jaaye
Oh oonche oonche parvat jab choomte hain ambar ko
Pyaasa pyaasa ambar jab choomta hai saagar ko
Oonche oonche parvat jab choomte hain ambar ko
Pyaasa pyaasa ambar jab choomta hai saagar ko
Pyaar se kasne ko baahon mein basne ko
Dil mera lalchaaye koi to aa jaaye
Aisa koi saathi ho aisa koi premi ho
Pyaas dil ki bujha jaaye
Neele neele ambar par chaand jab aaye
Pyaar barsaaye humko tarsaaye
Oh thande thande jhonke jab baalon ko sehlayein
Tapti tapti kirnen jab gaalon ko chhoo jayein
Thande thande jhonke jab baalon ko sehlayein
Tapti tapti kirnen jab gaalon ko chhoo jayein
Saanson ki garmi ko haathon ki narmi ko
Mera mann tarsaaye koi to chhoo jhaaye
Aisa koi saathi ho aisa koi premi ho
Pyaas dil ki bujha jaaye

Neele neele ambar par chaand jab aaye
Pyaar barsaaye humko tarsaaye
Hey chham chham karta saawan boondon ke baan chalaaye
Satrangi barsaaton mein jab tan man bhiga jaaye
Chham chham karta saawan boondon ke baan chalaaye
Satrangi barsaaton mein jab tan man bhiga jaaye
Pyaar mein nahaane ko doob hi jaane ko
Dil mera tadpaaye khwaab jaga jaaye
Aisa koi saathi ho aisa koi premi ho
Pyaas dil ki bujha jaaye

Neele neele ambar par chaand jab aaye
Pyaar barsaaye humko tarsaaye
La la la

RULES

1 Thank the person who nominated you

2 Share some of your favorite lyrics for 3 days.

3 Nominate 3 more bloggers each day.

I will keep it open for all

Thank you all for lending your ears to me.

Copyright © Shantanu Baruah

Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Shantanu Baruah and ckonfab.com with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.

Your Share of Happiness

Copyright © Shantanu Baruah

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Linda N from United Airlines, You Rock

I travel for work, to explore new places and to learn. While traveling may sound daunting, the experiences we garner are often priceless.

One such incident happened today. I was flying to Louisville, Kentucky today in the evening. I was enjoying the soccer World Cup final( little sad as Croatia was losing) when my an alert popped up on my phone stating my flight was canceled. Sure, there were thunderstorms in the morning but it looked bright and dandy now. It was bizarre they canceled the flight. I am sure United had its reason. I was booked automatically for a next day flight getting me in Louisville, not until 2:00 PM. My meeting tomorrow is at 2:00 so I decided to call United to explore some options. After some permutations and combinations, the best option offered to me was to fly into Cincinnati, Ohio. Louisville was about 100 miles from there, a couple of hours of late evening drive. Given the number of flight cancelations, it was not a bad option. My flight was at 3:30 so I hurriedly called a ride and off I went to the airport.

I must be 5 minutes en route when I got another notification indicating my flight to Cincinnati also got canceled.

I called United again. There was literally no option. We explored all the nearby airports, tried connections but nothing was working out. The agent genuinely tried hard to get me to Louisville or somewhere nearby, but because of cancellations and the cascading effect, it appeared I was hitting a wall.

She finally found me a confirmed seat from Chicago to Louisville for 9:00 PM tonight, but the flights to Chicago from Newark area were either canceled or delayed making me impossible to catch my connection.

I gave up. I decided to inform my client about the flight situations. I was flying to Miami from Louisville tomorrow and thought of focusing on getting my future itinerary fixed. I thanked the lady for her service. Before dropping the line she confirmed my phone number and promised to call me back if she finds me an option. I took that as a courtesy remark and asked my rideshare to take me back home.

I was in a call with my travel desk to get my Miami itinerary corrected when my phone rang with an unknown 1-800 number. Curiously I picked the phone and guess what, it was the same lady from United airlines who was trying to help me before. She got me into a flight to Chicago so that I can catch my connection to reach Louisville tonight. I was now flying from Laguardia airport from NY. I rerouted my rideshare again and I am writing this as I am trying to reach the airport beating the N.Y. traffic.

I thanked her and told her how her services had given me one more reason to fly United. It is people like her who make the real difference. Upon my insistence, she gave me her name. So, Linda N this is for you. Thank you for all your help. Regardless of what is in fold tonight you certainly gave me something to cheer about. So, thank you.

PS: the picture is the N.Y. skyline taken from the cab I am on

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Her Mystic Vibes

Her mesmerizing verses,
those eloquent words,
the captivating proses,
her invigorating thoughts

Like an occult
she spread her shroud
entwined in her mystical web
I feel desirous
despite being in crowd

I had not seen her
or had witnessed her charm
neither I had ever drenched in her beauty
but her words still make me lost my calm

Now, lost in her theurgy
unable to unravel this mystery
I was draped in her aura
for her euphuism were enough
and no confab was necessary
to descry her deviant world

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Unruly Air

There is something in the breeze today
tantalizing me to the point of insanity,
and teasing me with that past yore fragrance,
piercing my flesh,
brushing my visage,
and making me hopelessly bizarre
probably the unruly air met you
before reaching my desirous heart

Copyright © Shantanu Baruah

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Your Love

Copyright © Shantanu Baruah

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