Tuesday, November 15, 2005

The Story of Our Lives

फिर कुछ इस दिल को बेकरारी है
सीना ज़ोया-ए-ज़ख्म-ए-कारी है
[ज़ोया-ए-ज़ख्म-ए-कारी = searching for a deep wound]

फिर जिगर खोदने लगा है नाखून
आम्दे-ए-फस्ले-ए-लालाकारी है
[आम्दे-ए-फस्ले-ए-लालाकारी = arrival of the harvest of flowers]

फिर उसी बेवफा पे मरते हैं
फिर वही ज़िन्दगी हमारी है

बेखुदी बेसब्ब नहीं ‘ग़ालिब’
कुछ तो है जिसकी पर्दादारी है
[बेसब्ब = without reason, पर्दादारी = hiding something, especially a fault]


Navjot Kashyap said...

Which font do you use for posting?
Here on my firefox browser ????? are appearing instead of text.
Please let me know the font & how to install it

Rahul said...

Its not a font. Its normal Devanagari Unicode. If u work on linux get the "indic unicode" and "hindi unicode" font rpms. I guess windows has inherent support, not sure of other *NIX.

To check you shold be able to see hindi wikipedia.

And I got a good Unicode editor for linux - Simredo. Also see the google's support for unicode in hindi

(Thanks to Ghushe for this ready-to-reply text!)

मिर्ची सेठ said...

And if you prefer WinXP there is this cute little program called Takhti.


Navjot Kashyap said...

Got it man!
I am able to read your posts now. :-)