WOH LAKHNAU (LUCKNOW) KAHAN HAI ?


The Old World Charm!

Sawan kae jhoole ! Lucknowale na bhoole!

A BEAUTIFUL VERSE OF of remembrances about the Lakhnau we loved and knew….by Khushwant Singh on the eve of Hazratganj turning 200 this year–big week-long celebrations are planned in Oct 2010,art n cultural activities,ghazals,kathak,chikankaari workshops,interactive forums,remembrances,plans,dreams ,hopes…..

Please pass this on to all Lucknow diaspora you know and remind them to make that tryst this October…with Lakhnau ki sar zameen!


Woh Lakhnau Kahan Hai ?

Lehze me wo nafaasat, wo rang o bu kahan hai?

Wo dil fareb baatein, wo guftagu kahan hai?

Tha jispe naaz humko, wo Lakhnau kahan hai?

Wo khusbuon ke railey, dilkash haseen mele

Dil ki jawaan tarangein, wo khwaishein umangein

Jaise baras rahi ho, ras rang ki phuwaarein

Ab tak basi hain dil mein, Love Lane ki bahaarein.

Ab bhi hai Coffee House, lekin tha ek zamaana

Jab bhavi netaon  aur shayaron ka tha yahi ek thikana

Cigarette ka dhuan, jaise har fikr ka badal tha.

Joshe jawani ki umang aur desh se nata tha

yeh Ganj yun to, ab bhi chaahat hai Lakhnau ki

Badli hui si, lekin rangat hai Lakhnau ki

Andaaz wo nahin hain, adaab wo nahin hain,

Aankhen wahi hain, lekin ab khwab wo nahin hain.

Ikhlaas ki wo basti, veeraan ho gayi hai

Is bheed me sheher ki, pehchaan kho gayi hai

Tehzeeb mukhtalif hai, maahaul bhi juda hai

Ab kaise keh dein hum par Lakhnau fida hai

Lucknow ko salaam!

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