Nuktachiin Hai Gham-e-Dil

Lyrics by Mirza Ghalib

nuktaachii.N hai Gam-e-dil us ko sunaaye na bane
kyaa bane baat jahaa.N baat banaaye na bane

Nuktachiin: Critic, One Who Finds Fault, Tends To Split Hair, Sweetheart

mai.n bulaataa to huu.N us ko magar ae jazbaa-e-dil
us pe ban jaaye kuchh aisii ki bin aaye na bane

Jazbaa: Affect, Desire, Emotion, Enthusiasm, Feeling, Passion, Rage

khel samjhaa hai kahii.n chho.D na de, bhuul na jaaye
kaash yuu.N bhii ho ki bin mere sataaye na bane

Kaash: Would That, If only
Sataana: Aggrieve, Molest, Tease, Torture Torment

ghair phirataa hai liye yuu.N tere Khat ko ki agar
koii puuchhe ki ye kyaa hai to chhupaaye na bane

Ghair: Stranger, Foreigner, Besides, Other, Different, Alien, Bad, Without, Except, But, Save
Khat: Letter, Line, Mark, Rap

is nazaakat kaa buraa ho vo bhale hai.n to kyaa
haath aaye.n to u.nhe.n haath lagaaye na bane

Nazaakat: Elegance, Neatness, Politeness, Quaintness, Tenderness

kah sake kaun ki ye jalvaa_garii kiskii hai
pardaa chho.Daa hai vo usane ki uThaaye na bane

Jalvaa: To Appear, Splendour, Display, Show
Jalva-garii: Manifestation
Pardaah: Curtain, Eyelid, Modesty, Privacy, Screen, Secrecy, Veil Wall

maut kii raah na dekhuu.N ki bin aaye na rahe
tum ko chaahuu.N ki na aao to bulaaye na bane

bojh wo sar pe giraa hai ki uThaaye na uThe
kaam vo aan pa.Daa hai ki banaaye na bane

Bojh: Burden, Load, On One”s Hand, Weight
Aan: Moment

ishq par zor nahii.n, hai ye vo aatish ‘Ghalib’
ki lagaaye na lage aur bujhaaye na bane

Zor: Authority, Assertion, Coercion, Cogency, Effort, Emphatic, Emphasis, Energy, Exertion, Force, Impetus
Aatish: Fire, Flame, Ember
Ghalib: A reference to the poet, Mirza Ghalib
Bhujaanaa: To put out, to extinguish

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1 comment so far

  1. ghazaladmirer on

    The lyrics are so beautiful and rendered masterfully by Abida Parveen. Thanks a million.


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