Ek Akela Is Shaher Mein

Lyrics by Gulzar

एक अकेला इस शहर में, रात में और दोपहर में
आब-ओ-दाना ढूंढता, आशियाना ढूंढता है

Ek Akelaa Is Shahar Me.N, Raat Me.N Aur Dopahar Me.N
Aab\-O\-Daanaa Dhuu.Ndhtaa Hai, Aashiyaanaa Dhuu.Ndhtaa Hai

अकेला, Akela: Alone
पहर, Pahar: A division of time consisting of eight ghaṛīs or three hours, an eighth part of a day, a watch
पहर-दिन, Paher-din: A watch of the day, a day’s watch; the first watch of the day (from 6 to 9 A.M
पहर-रात, Paher-raat: A watch of the night, a night’s watch; the first watch of the night (from 6 to 9 P.M
दो-पहर, Do-pahar: Second watch of the day or night, Noon, Midnight
आब-ओ-दाना, Aab-o-daanaa: Fate, Life, Subsistence
ढूँढना, Dhoondna: Look For, Trace, Track
आशियाना, Aashiyaanaa: Nest

दिन खाली खाली बर्तन है, और रात है जैसे अंधा कुंवा
इन सूनी अंधेरी आँखों में, आंसू की जगह आता है धुंआ
जीने की वजह तो कोई नहीं, मरने का बहाना ढूंढता है

Din Khaalii Khaalii Bartan Hai, Aur Raat Hai Jaise A.Ndhaa Ku.Nvaa
In Suunii Andherii Aa.Nkho.N Me.N, Aa.Nsu Kii Jagah Aataa Hai.N DhuAan
Jiine Kii Vajah To Ko_Ii Nahii.N, Marne Kaa Bahaanaa Dhuu.Ndhtaa Hai

खाली, Khaalii: Blank, Empty, Jejune
बर्तन, Bartan: Pot, Utensil, Vessel
अँधा, Andhaa: Blind
कुंवा, Kunvaa: A well; a pit:
सूना, Soona: Empty, Desolate, Lone, Lonely, Void
अंधेरा, Andhera: Blackness, Darkness, Gloom, Obfuscation, Wan
आंसू, Aansoon: Tears
धुंआ, Dhuaan: Smoke
वजह, Vajah: Appearance, Cause, Face, Manner, Mode, Motive, Reason
बहाना, Bahaana: Alibi, Cause, Evasion, Excuse, Mask Reason, Pretence, Pretext, Subterfuge

इन उम्र से लम्बी सड़कों को, मंज़िल पे पहुँचते देखा नहीं
बस दौडती फिरती रहती हैं, हम ने तो ठहरते देखा नहीं
इस अजनबी से शहर में, जाना पहचाना ढूंढता है

In Umr Se Lambii Sa.Dko.N Ko, Manzil Pe Pahu.Nchte Dekhaa Nahii.N
Bas Dau.Dtii Phirtii Rahtii Hai.N, Ham Ne To Thaharte Dekhaa Nahii.N
Is Ajanabii Se Shehar Me.N, Jaanaa Pahachaanaa Dhuu.Ndhtaa Hai

उम्र, Umr: Age, Life-Time, Span Of Life
सड़क, Sadak, Sarak: Road
मंज़िल, Manzil: Abode, Day’s Journey, Destination, Goal, House, Landing, Level, Objective, Tier
दौड़, Daud: Race, Run
फिरना, Phirna: Back Out, Ramble, Rove, Revolve, Turn, Twist, Wander, Whirl
ठहरना, Theharna: To Stop
अजनबी, Ajnabi: Alien, Foreigner, Stranger, Unaccustomed, Unfamiliar
जाना-पहचाना, Jaana-Pehechaanaa: Known, Familiar, Recognized, Acquaintance

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