AWA-RA-GAR-DI

Aimless wandering. No particular destination. No aims. No goals. Living and existing in the moment. No care for the past nor for the future. All heart. Does not use the head.
What a liberated way to live !


So why was it always an accusation against me ?
And yet, I am happiest, most creative and best at what I do
when I am aimless,
Awara hoon
Does anyone remember the words of that song ?
Shekhar

8 thoughts on “AWA-RA-GAR-DI

  1. Awaara Hoon, Ya Gardish Mein Hoon
    Aasman Ka Tara Hoon
    Awaara Hoon…
    Ghar Baar Nahin Sansar Nahin
    Mujhse Kisi Ko Pyaar Nahin
    Us Paar Kisise Milne Ka Iqraar Nahin
    Mujhse Kisi Ko Pyaar Nahin
    Anjaan Nagar Sunsan Dagar Ka Pyara Hoon
    Awaara Hoon…
    Abaad Nahin Barbaad Sahi
    Gata Hoon Khushi Ke Geet Magar
    Zakhmon Se Bhara Seena Hai Mera
    Hansti Hai Magar Yeh Mast Nazar
    Duniya Maein Tere Teer Ka
    Ya Taqdeer Ka Maara Hoon
    Awaara Hoon…
    Film: Awara (1951)
    Director/Producer: Raj Kapoor
    Singer: Mukesh
    Lyricist: Shailendra
    Music Director(s): Shankar-Jaikishen
    The beauty of Raj Kapoor’s on screen characters (and songs) was that everybody could easily identify with them and think that it is the story of “their” lives.
    Cheers!
    Navin
    PS: Why has my comment of yesterday about the film Eklavya in the thread Babel & Paradise Now not been published? Did it contain anything objectionable? If yes, pls let me know what.

  2. dude…hahaha…awara…
    here is a link… you will get the lyrics there…
    i am also pasting the lyrics here…
    (aavaaraa huu.N, aavaaraa huu.N
    yaa gardish me.n huu.n aasamaan kaa taaraa huu.N ) – 2
    aavaaraa huu.N, aavaaraa huu.N
    gharabaar nahii.n, sa.nsaar nahii.n
    mujhase kisIko pyaar nahii.n – 2
    usapaar kisiise milane kaa iqaraar nahii.n
    mujhase kisIko pyaar nahii.n – 2
    sunasaan nagar anjaan Dagar kaa pyaaraa huu.N
    aavaaraa huu.N, aavaaraa huu.N
    aabaad nahii.n barabaad sahii
    gaataa huu.N khushiike gIt magar – 2
    zakhmo.n se bharaa siinaa hai meraa
    ha.nsatii hai magar ye mast nazar
    duniyaa .a.a.a
    duniyaa me.n tere tiir kaa yaa takadiir kaa maaraa huu.N
    aavaaraa huu.N, aavaaraa huu.N
    yaa gardish me.n huu.N aasamaan kaa taaraa huu.N
    aavaaraa huu.N, aavaaraa huu.N
    http://www.cs.wisc.edu/~navin/india/songs/isongs/5/577.html

  3. Awaara Hoon ,Ya Gardish Mein Hoon
    Aasman Ka Tara Hoon
    Awaara Hoon…
    Ghar Baar Nahin Sansar Nahin
    Mujhse Kisi Ko Pyaar Nahin
    Us Paar Kisise Milne Ka Iqraar Nahin
    Mujhse Kisi Ko Pyaar Nahin
    Anjaan Nagar Sunsan Dagar Ka Pyara Hoon
    Awaara Hoon…
    Abaad Nahin Barbaad Sahi
    Gata Hoon Khushi Ke Geet Magar
    Zakhmon Se Bhara Seena Hai Mera
    Hansti Hai Magar Yeh Mast Nazar
    Duniya Maein Tere Teer Ka
    Ya Taqdeer Ka Maara Hoon
    Awaara Hoon…

  4. Dear Shekhar,
    I think the word “Awara” is attributed to people who live aimlessly, and who haven’t really done anything special ever.
    You might love working in the state of aimlessness, but I’m sure you must be extremely focused on the end result of what you are going to create.
    As the first two lines go:
    Awaara Hoon ,Ya Gardish Mein Hoon
    Aasman Ka Tara Hoon
    Awaara Hoon…
    i.e. this is someone who’s is just wandering aimlessly, and is just driven by his destiny no matter where it takes him. I think working in state of aimlessness that brings out the most creative output is very different from being aimless yourself – it is actually your own method to do the best work.
    Regards,
    Himanshu

  5. hi shekhar!
    i remember steven spielberg said in one of his interview……i do my best work when i am in the pits!
    waiting to see yours.
    regards,
    dharam.

  6. yeah man, i miss being one … my days at Engineering College…hahahaha…Well, but i still kindda maintain a lifestyle somewhat reminiscent of those days. my computer’s desktop is always clusteres…hahahaha…. NICE THOUGHT

  7. hey man!what a thought!
    gone are the days of awara gardi,i remember livin in delhi as paying guests,while doing graduation from delhi univ.the only thing we were ever worried about every morning was,where will we party tonight and what will we wear to the party!!!
    gone are the days!but your thought brought back memories….

  8. The only thing I would add is that when we are truly aimless and lost with no aspiration and no hope it is not always a good state to be in and I have seen many people get pretty depressed at this. It can be hard to break out of a sense of worthlessness.
    I think aimlessness with hope and aspiration, productivity and the thought that something good will happen some of the time! is a pleasant state to be in – this I like!
    em

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