There are some people in life that make you laugh a little louder, smile a little bigger and live life to the fullest. They balance our tipsy-turvy lives, add a bit of tang and fun, offer a shoulder to cry and most of all, keep the party going. They are the wonderful, the shining and everlasting FRIENDS. Friendship marks our life even more deeply than love. Love may sometimes degenerate into obsession but friendship is never anything but sharing. Sharing love, time, smiles, grief and anything to everything. We may find a friend in our soul mate, kids, parents, colleagues or even boss. What matters is that you find one. And I have been lucky enough to have met wonderful friends almost everywhere I happen to be.
कहते हैं…अच्छे दोस्त यूँ ही नहीं मिला करते ,
पर उसने ये दामन…कुछ इस तरह सजाया है ;
के हर मोड़ पर मिले नायाब दोस्त ,
और हर एक में जैसे…वो ख़ुद ही समाया है ||
It has been too long to remember when we actually came close but one thing is certain that it was destined to happen. It may have happened when we shared our tiffins in class 3, when we played classroom cricket in class 8, went movies together in class 12, fought for each other, stayed up all night for studying, those 12am birthdays, 4am walks and tea, our marriages, and now even kids. I don’t exactly remember when we became BFFs from just friends but I am glad we did. I have been friends with my schoolmates since class 3 and collegemates from 2003 and now they are a part of every small or big event by default.
के इनसे ही दोस्ती की पहचान है,
तकल्लुफ नहीं, कोई राज़ नहीं,
के इनसे ही खिलती मुस्कान है,
शुक्रिया ए खुदा है तेरा,
के इन लकीरों मे लिखा इनका नाम है ||
As much as I adore friendship I love anything that celebrates it. Movies and TV have been a rock-star in this celebration. I loved the movies Dil Chahta Hai and Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara which showed us the other side of friendship. Harry Potter series is another one that I love for reasons more than just celebrating friendship but I’ll keep it for another post. Another such series is about to start today on Zee TV. For the first time on Indian television, a fun-filled chat show Vivo Smartphone presents Yaaron Ki Baraat (http://www.ozee.com/shows/yaaron-ki-baraat) co-powered by Amazon.in and Brooke Bond Red Label will put celebrity friendships to test through a series of fun challenges and tasks. Isn’t it great!! Celebrating real life bonds of our reel life stars on our very own silver screens in the comfort zones of our drawing rooms.
The fun, laughter and small talks,
The road trips and late night walks,
You gave meaning to everything I knew,
Rejuvenated my life,
Wanting nothing in lieu,
With you, my life is like a grand fest,
You are my buddies, you are the best…
This is going to be a grand show with celebrity overdose and a laugh riot with Ritesh Deshmukh & Sajid Khan as hosts. The first stars to feature on the show are none other than the greatest of greats BigB himself and the tough guy Shatrugan Sinha. Don’t miss the show tonight at 8:00 PM on Zee TV. Visit here http://www.ozee.com/shows/yaaron-ki-baraat if you want to know more about the show. Be happy and mount the fan wagon for the show. See you tonight 🙂