Wednesday, January 14, 2009

ASAD - 38

Originally posted on in 1995

"Hello", "Hi", "Good Morning" etc. etc. When too persons meet each other, how warmly they offer greetings. They smile at each other, shake hands and what not. But is this all just a "dikhaavaa" or there are really some nice feelings in the hearts ?

It does make sense to ask such questions while living in a Western Society where such protocols are followed religiously but, I suspect, these are often shallow. At least my experiences during the 2 years of stay in Europe confirmed it. Not that we Indians are any better, but it struck me most in a Western Society.

So we come back again to Ahmed Faraz.

tahazeeb = etiquette
iKHlaas = sincerity

tum tahazeeb ko bhi iKHlaas samajhate ho, 'Faraz'
dost hota nahiN har shaKHs, haath milane_waalaa
- Ahmed Faraz

Next time you shake hands with somebody remember this Sher :-)

- Abhay.
ASAD _also_ stands for "A Sher A Day" !

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