Wednesday, 28 September, 2011

Janamdin Mubarak

Khushi manaane ka din hai
Aaj unka janamdin hai

Socha tha surprise denge
Saath mein celebrate karenge
Ek hamaari ore se tohfa denge
Aur return gift bhi lenge
Par who nahi ab mumkin hai
Aaj unka janamdin hai

Office ka kaam kuch aisa aaya
Unhone baahar jaane ka plan banaaya
Humko ye naa bilkul bhaaya
Niraasha ka baadal aisa chaaya
Dukhi ab hum tumhaare bin hai
Aaj unka janamdin hai

Happy Birthday dodo! :P

Wednesday, 14 September, 2011

bas yun hi...

कुछ गुमान हमको भी था तुम पर
अपनी किस्मत की दाद देते थे हम भी
पर आज कुछ ऐसा कर गुज़रे हो तुम
कि होंठ चुप हैं और आँख है नम भी

जिन बाहों में आसरा ढूँढा किये
जिस किनारे पे कश्ती लगाने का सहारा था
उसी की आँधियों ने डगमगा दिया
वोह सब कुछ छिन गया जो हमारा था

इस भीड़ में ये कैसी तन्हाई है
यूँ सिमट हैं गए रौशनी के एहसास भी
नहीं जानते अब कहाँ जायेंगे
दूर दूर तक नज़र आता ना ठिकाना कोई

क्यूंकि आज कुछ ऐसा कर गुज़रे हो तुम
कि होठ चुप हैं और आँख है नम भी

Monday, 5 September, 2011

Happy Teach-ing Day!

It has finally happened! After waiting for more than a month for this moment, it finally arrived!! I am still trying to soak in the feeling that surrounds this experience.

Well, I took my first class a Faculty, for MBA students, no less. And what better day to start teaching than on a Teacher's Day! It was nerve wrecking for me to speak in front of 60 students for the first time in my life. But my nerves gradually soothed. I felt more relaxed, more comfortable.

Initially, the dean introduced me to the class and I couldn't help but smile at all the nice words he said about me. After the dean left the class, I was left on my own. My heart beat had reached a new high as I started talking...and I was just praying that the loud thumping of my heart should not be heard by any student. 

Standing on a dais in front of one big class for the first time, wasn't really easy. I gave a brief intro about myself and talked a little and then asked the students to introduce themselves. That set the momentum. And I was pleasantly surprised to know that we had one student from Afghanistan and one from Iran in that class. "Wow! My college must be really popular" I was mentally saying. But after the introduction of all the students was over, there were still 30 minutes left. WHOA! What am I gonna talk about for next 30 minutes?! (I had decided I won't teach them anything much pertaining to the subject in the first class and instead try and mingle with them and make them also comfortable). 

So I just briefly introduced the subject and then asked them if they have any questions for me. And gradually one thing led to another. The students were curious to know more about me....where have I done MBA from, where was I working, what specialisation is good for them, how many holidays will they get, etc. And before I knew it, I was quite relaxed and all the initial jitter had gone. When I walked out of the class, I felt happy and at the same time I felt so much more responsible towards my students. I am not gonna let them down. I think I am much better prepared to take my next class now.

*Fingers crossed*