Thursday, 8 November 2018

Re Kabira 0041 - शुभ दीपावली

--o Re Kabira 0041 o--


न हो कोई विकार, अच्छे हो हमारे विचार | 
न हो कहीँ अंधकार, जगमग हो हमारा संसार || 
हो लक्ष्मी और सरस्वती, हम सभी के द्वार  | 
हो स्वस्थ और सुरक्षित, हम सभी का परिवार ||  

आशुतोष
Ashutosh Jhureley

|| शुभ दीपावली || 
|| Wishing you a Happy Deepawali & New Year ||


--o Re Kabira 0041 o--

Tuesday, 21 August 2018

Re Kabira 0040 - Switch

--o Re Kabira 0040 o--
Switch

lets walk lets walk, lets turn the engine off
lets switch lets switch, lets switch to an electric car
 turn off turn off, lets turn the switches off
lets plant lets plan, lets plant as many trees
recycle recycle, recycle all our waste
less plastic less plastic, lets stop the use of plastic

-- Aditi Jhureley --
 

--o Re Kabira 0040 o-- 

Re Kabira 0039 - Thistle

--o Re Kabira 0039 o--
Thistle
Thistle
when my mother starts to feed, she drops out a seed
when I start to grow, my spikes start to show

somehow I show something very very pink and I don't know what its is, so I start to think
if someone comes and I'm getting picked, I will get angry and they will get pricked

when I get old, I start to droop down
I will start to die with a big, unhappy frown

-- Aadit Jhureley --

 --o Re Kabira 0039 o-- 

Thursday, 19 July 2018

Re Kabira 0038 - भीड़ की आड़ में (Behind the Mob)

--o Re Kabira 0038 o--

भीड़ की आड़ में ...

 भीड़ की आड़ में .. कभी मजहब कभी जात , कभी अल्लाह कभी राम के नाम पर।
भीड़ की आड़ में .. कभी रंग कभी बोल, कभी सफेद कभी काले के नाम पर।
भीड़ की आड़ में  .. कभी भक्ति कभी शक्ति, कभी जानवर कभी पत्थर के नाम पर।
भीड़ की आड़ में  .. पहले 1947 फिर 84 89 92 01.. अब हर रोज किसी न किसी के नाम पर।  
छुपा रहा है मानुष अपने पाप को, भीड़ की आड़ में हो के मदहोश।
रे कबीरा कब समझे आप को, किसी न नहीं खुद का है दोस।।   

आशुतोष झुड़ेले

--o Re Kabira 0038 o-- 

#stopmoblynching


Monday, 2 July 2018

Re Kabira 0037 - And She Did it...

--o Re Kabira 0037 o--
 And She Did it...



there is always something you want to do
.. and then comes work
.. and then comes money
.. and then comes time
there is always something you want to do
.. and then comes spouse
.. and then comes kids
.. and then comes mum
there is always something you want to do
.. and then comes courage
.. and then comes doubt
.. and then comes belief
there is always something you want to do
.. and then you couldn’t find a challenge
.. and then you couldn’t find a motivation
.. and then you couldn’t find a reason

but .. ..
there is a cause.. close to your heart, somewhere, for someone..
.. a cause to take you beyond what you wanted to do
.. a cause compelling enough to overcome fear
.. a cause strong enough to change someone’s live

this is something you always wanted to do
.. and you did it...
you made us proud.. and we all can say
and she finally did it...

Shikha is raising money for Dreamflight by accepting the dare to skydive... the skydive to get as many deserving children possible to Orlando and make their dreams come alive !!


Please help Shikha raise money by donating generously. Dream flight is such a great charity helping so many young children. This is your chance to make a difference to a young life by making a small contribution. 



-- Ashutosh, Aadit & Aditi



--o Re Kabira 0037 o--

Friday, 1 June 2018

Re Kabira 0036 - Magical Mumma

--o Re Kabira 0036 o--


Magical Mumma

mumma .. you are so magical
mumma ... you are unpredictable
mumma ... you have a massive heart
mumma ... you are like a melody
mumma ... you are so amazing and jazzy
But we've only got a thing to tell you...
you are our mumma mumma mumma
we love you
mumma mumma mumma
we love you

Happy Birthday Mumma !!!

--o Aadit + Aditi o--


Shikha is raising money for Dreamflight by accepting the dare to skydive... the skydive o get as many deserving children possible to Orlando and make their dreams come alive !!


Please help Shikha raise money by donating generously. Dream flight is such a great charity helping so many young children. This is your chance to make a difference to a young life by making a small contribution.






--o Re Kabira 0036 o--

Wednesday, 25 April 2018

Re Kabira 0035 - Go Shikha Go .. Go Mumma Go

--o Re Kabira 0035 o--
Shikha Jhureley
Go Shikha Go.. Go Mumma Go..

there is always something you want to do
.. and then comes work
.. and then comes money
.. and then comes time
there is always something you want to do
.. and then comes spouse
.. and then comes kids
.. and then comes mum
there is always something you want to do
.. and then comes courage
.. and then comes doubt
.. and then comes belief
there is always something you want to do
.. and then you couldn’t find a challenge
.. and then you couldn’t find a motivation
.. and then you couldn’t find a reason

but .. ..
there is a cause.. close to your heart, somewhere, for someone..
.. a cause to take you beyond what you wanted to do
.. a cause compelling enough to overcome fear
.. a cause strong enough to change someone’s live

this is something you always wanted to do
.. and time is now..
.. go Shikha go
.. go Mumma go

Shikha is raising money for Dreamflight by accepting the dare to skydive... the skydive o get as many deserving children possible to Orlando and make their dreams come alive !!


Please help Shikha raise money by donating generously. Dream flight is such a great charity helping so many young children. This is your chance to make a difference to a young life by making a small contribution. 



-- Ashutosh, Aadit & Aditi



--o Re Kabira 0035 o--

Monday, 9 April 2018

Re Kabira 0034 - Fire (हवन कुण्ड)

--o Re Kabira 0034 o--

 बैठा साधु हवन कुण्ड आगे, तापे आँच हो के मदहोष ।
बोले कबीरा न जले है लाकड़, भस्मे है मन का दोष ।।
--o आशुतोष झुड़ेले o--

 one doesn't just like to sit in front of fire, it's the power that purifies soul...

--o Re Kabira 0034 o--

Tuesday, 27 March 2018

Re Kabira 0033 - you are 10 now

--o Re Kabira 0033 o--


you are 10 now
26-March-2018
 
oh dear.. Aadit you are 10 now
it seems only few days when you were born & cried out loud
it seems only few days when we saw your tiny hands and had tears of joy
it seems only few days when we brought you home to 16 Pelham Court

oh dear.. Aadit you are 10 now
it seems blink of eye since you crawled down the bed and didn't cry
it seems blink of eye since you spoke first word  "mmmm" and not “ppppp”
it seems blink of eye since you almost swallowed a nail and got first smack

oh dear.. Aadit you are 10 now
it seems just like yesterday since you walked and soon ran
it seems just like yesterday since you rode a scooter and soon a bike
it seems just like yesterday since you went to nursery and soon to school

oh dear.. Aadit you are 10 now
it seems unbelievable how you grew tall and taller everyday
it seems unbelievable how much you want to grow up and we don't
it seems unbelievable how cheeky & naughty you could be at times

oh dear.. Aadit you are 10 now
but we still cherish your reaction when you met Aditi first time and named her
but we still enjoy every time you want a cuddle and hug us around
but we still laugh at your silly dance moves and pranks

oh dear.. Aadit you are 10 now
and we still want you to smile and laugh out loud
and we still want you & Aditi trick and trouble one another
and we still want you to cry when grandparents board the flight

oh dear.. Aadit you are 10 now
and you have friends to share your bay
and you have piano & badminton to take all way
and you have all of us to clap, shout & whistle from far away

oh dear.. Aadit you are 10 now
we wish you all the good things in life
we wish you joys, smiles and laughter
we wish you a very Happy Birthday

--o Re Kabira 0033 o--

Friday, 23 March 2018

Re Kabira 0032 - Henna

--o Re Kabira 0032 o--
Re Kabira - Heena
Henna
temporary it may be,
short-lived it could be,
timeless are memories,
eternal are joys, 
transient is the pain,
everlasting is the scent,
o henna.. it's not just you,
no different.. life is same.

-- Ashutosh Jhureley --

--o Re Kabira 0032 o--

Sunday, 11 March 2018

Re Kabira 0031 - Happy Mother's Day

--o Re Kabira 0031 o--

Happy Mother's Day
 I love you mummy, without you I'm a dummy...
come-on let's play, it's the party day...
let's have some fun, with the pixel gun..
I wonder what's under wrapping paper, we'll check it later...

... Oh ! look it's a poem 

Happy Mother's Day
2018

--o Aadit & Aditi o--

--o Re Kabira 0031 o--

Sunday, 4 March 2018

Re Kabira 0030 - Life is full of colours

--o Re Kabira 0030 o--
Holi 2018
Happy Holi
2018

बोले कबीरा रे मूरख, जे संसार लिपा सतरंगन में।
काहे खोजे मानुष मतलब को, काले-सफ़ेद शब्दन में।।

बोली जसोदा रंग दे राधा, गोपन को सतरंगन में।
न चढ़े तोहे कोई रंग, देख ले प्रेम रंग नैन में।।

आज सब खेरो होली, चपेड़ सबको सतरंगन में।
हस दो एक दूजे पे, ओर देख खुदको दरपन में।।

।। होली है ।।

--o आशुतोष झुड़ेले o--

Life is full of colours, then why is everyone trying to find meaning in black & white words (books). There is no colour that can overcome colour of love. On Holi, smile at yourself and laugh away all the sorrows with colours in your life.

।। Happy Holi ।।

--o Ashutosh Jhureley o--

--o Re Kabira 0030 o--

Friday, 23 February 2018

Re Kabira 0029 - Light & Knowledge

--o Re Kabira 0029 o--

 दीपक पावक आँनिया,तेल भि आना संग।
तीन्यँ मिलि करि जोइया, उड़ि उड़ि पड़ैं पतंग।।
--o संत कबीर दास  o--

Translation: Ingredients of light are lamp, oil and fire. Once there is light, insect automatically gets attracted and intensity of fire kills them.
 --o Sant Kabir Das o--

My Interpretation: Similarly, true knowledge can be achieved once you have guru (lamp), respect for guru (oil) and devotion to gain knowledge (fire). All thought leading to misdeed vanishes with the power & intensity of knowledge. 
 
 
--o Re Kabira 0029 o--

Tuesday, 2 January 2018

Re Kabira - सर्वे भवन्तु सुखिनः (Sarve Bhavantu Sukhinah)


2020 was the year of resilience & patience, retrospection & introspection, caring & sharing, love & respect. It was the year that tested all of us on all fronts, we will remember 2020 all our lives like no other year. Be it global health pandemic, climate crisis, politics, or racial injustice, 2020 also changed the way we used to see things, the way we used to take others for granted, and the way we got our priorities wrong. 2020 was a trigger to a lot of initiatives, 2021 will substantiate these.

कहाँ चल दिये अभी तो बहुत सारी बातें बाँकी है 
यहाँ कुछ यादें है अभी तो सपने बुनना बाँकी है

01 - got back in touch with a lot of extended family & friends
02 - raised £1200 for ERDS Foundation to support their effort to save Great Indian Bustard
03 - walked almost 550 miles and cycled 1200 miles during lock-down
04 - completed 70 miles of cycling challenge
05 - wrote more than a dozen poems
06 - read a lot of poetry and especially of Ramdhari Singh Dinkar
07 - Aditi cleared her 11+ plus exam
08 - a lot of birding walks and birds watching
09 - did a bit of gardening and cooking
10 - spent a lot of time at home with kids 
11 - extend knowledge of tea, experienced & explored 48 different teas


2020 will be the year that we will never forget, 
and 
2021 is the year of hope & positivity

 सर्वे भवन्तु सुखिनःसर्वे सन्तु निरामयाः 
सर्वे भद्राणि पश्यन्तुमा कश्चिद्दुःखभाग्भवेत् 
 शान्तिः शान्तिः शान्तिः 

May All become Happy, May All be Free from Illness.
May All See what is Auspicious, May no one Suffer.
Let there be Peace, Peace, Peace.

Wishing all of you a very Happy New Year 2021

----o----o----o----o----o----

2019 - what a year it was, a year to learn... it was the toughest year of the decade on all fronts personal & professional, social & financial, health & well-being, family & friends. The first week of March 2019, especially 07/Mar/2019 is the date for me to forget.
A year that will shape at least the next 5 - 10 years. 

जो सुना तूने वो किसी के ख़याल हैं, हक़ीक़त समझने की गलती मत कर लेना
जो दिखा तुम्हे वो तुम्हारा नज़रिया है , सच समझ अपनी सोच मत बदल लेना

01- attended prayers for my grandmother (नानी) to start the year
02 - couldn't convert once in a lifetime job opportunity; failed miserably
03 - soon was on the redundancy list and was made redundant subsequently
04 - had to move to a new house in a mad rush, at a time when everything seemed not working
05 - didn't go out bird watching at all
06 - was taken for granted, was belittled, was betrayed, was judged, was used...
07- was on my own... most of the time

but...

01 - Aadit started secondary school and got into the school he worked towards…
02 - started work back with friends…
03 - wrote a few poems and read a lot of poetry...
04 - read quite a few books that were on the list for a long time... had one of them for more than 12 years.
05 - completed 3 years tabla diploma, performed a couple of times in group with Aadit
06 - Aditi had her first kathak performance with Shikha and Aadit's first on his own
07 - traveled all over England for the Cricket World Cup, but missed India vs Pakistan...
08 - got an opportunity to meet a lot of cricketers and musicians, especially tabla legend Ustad Zakir Hussain and cricket legend Steve Waugh.
09 - collected lot stamps from all around the world
10 - did some wood-crafts...
11- deleted Facebook !!!
12 - Reunited with college friends after 20 years, was a memorable reunion party.
13 - had an honest adviser and mentor around, whenever needed
14 - spent a lot of time celebrating with family & friends...
15 - very hopeful, more determined, much more focused...

2019 will be the year to remember and forget at the same time, and 2020...

सर्वे भवन्तु सुखिनः, सर्वे सन्तु निरामयाः
सर्वे भद्राणि पश्यन्तु, मा कश्चिद्दुःखभाग्भवेत्
शान्तिः शान्तिः शान्तिः

May All become Happy, May All be Free from Illness.
May All See what is Auspicious, May no one Suffer.
Let there be Peace, Peace, Peace.

Wishing all of you a very Happy & Happening 2020

----o----o----o----o----o----

2018 was a year to take a lot on...

01- travel, health, funerals & farewells...

02- messed up a couple of good career opportunities...
03- struggled a lot with health and had a tough time on the personal front...
04- lost a friend, a friend parted and another immigrated...
05- finances were the point of focus all the way through...
06- help didn't come... 

but...


01-went to India 4 times..

02-photographed 125+ birds..
03-collected lot stamps of India..
04-learned a few more compositions on tabla..
05-watched historic India Vs England Test Match..
06-met couple of friends after more than 15 years & got back in touch with few..
07-got opportunity to meet few great musicians and some who are going to make it big..
08-read 6 good books along with other general reads.. 2 gave a new outlook..
09-met a lot of family members after a long time, some only after 2004..
10-kids are growing up fast; Aadit turned 10..
11-celebrated 15 years of lovely marriage..
12-got to know a lot..
13-wrote a few poems..
14- dormant Facebook..
15-spent lot of time celebrating friendship..
16- hopeful, determined, focused..

2018 was the year for lessons, learning & facing reality, and 2019 is something to look forward to....


ॐ सर्वे भवन्तु सुखिनः, सर्वे सन्तु निरामयाः ।

सर्वे भद्राणि पश्यन्तु, मा कश्चिद्दुःखभाग्भवेत् ।
ॐ शान्तिः शान्तिः शान्तिः ॥

May All become Happy, May All be Free from Illness.

May All See what is Auspicious, May no one Suffer.
Let there be Peace, Peace, Peace.

Wishing all of you a very Happy & Happening 2019


----o----o----o----o----o----


what a year 2017 has been..

01-turned 40.. 
02-changed job..
03-went to India 3 times..
04-photographed 95 birds..
05-attended 2 much-awaited weddings..
06-learned a few more compositions on tabla..
07-collected quite a few more stamps of India..
08-watched India Vs Pakistan - not once but twice
09-met few uni batch mates after a long time.. a couple of them after 15 years..
10-read 7 good books along with other general reads.. 1 changed the perspective..
11-rode with my motorcycle club after a long time & celebrated the 15th Anniversary of the club.. 
12-met lot of family members and quite a few only had heard about them for years..
13-spoke to a few who have dedicated their lives to a good cause ..
14-connected with friends & family beyond social media..
15-met few who are committed to change the world..
16-got opportunity to meet few great musicians..
17-celebrated 14 years of lovely marriage..
18-kids grew too fast in one last year..
19-did a whisky tasting course..
20-wrote a few poems..
21-No Facebook..

2017 changed a bit of me as a person, and 2018 is going to be even more happening.

ॐ सर्वे भवन्तु सुखिनः, सर्वे सन्तु निरामयाः ।
सर्वे भद्राणि पश्यन्तु, मा कश्चिद्दुःखभाग्भवेत् ।
ॐ शान्तिः शान्तिः शान्तिः ॥

May All become Happy, May All be Free from Illness.
May All See what is Auspicious, May no one Suffer.
Let there be Peace, Peace, Peace.



Wishing all of you a very Happy & Happening 2018

----o----o----o----o----o----

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