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There have been lots of articles (in this blog and elsewhere) about the festival of Deepaawali. They mostly deal with the history of the festival, stories associated with it, how it is celebrated etc.

Deepaawali, and for that matter any festival is celebrated best when near and dear ones are present. That was not very difficult to ensure in the distant past when there were joint families and most people of such families stayed at the same place. With time, some family members began to go away for the purpose of employment. A time came when joint families themselves gave way to nuclear families consisting of just one set of parents and their kids.

Even in nuclear families, we have situations when all the members stay away from each other.

Those near and dear ones need to come together to celebrate festivals. If people are located at far off places, then they may not be able to come together for all festivals. But they all try and go back to their native places for the more important festivals.

Deepaawali IS the most important festival in India for majority of people. So almost everyone, who is based away from his/her original places wants to go back home on this occasion.

As a result, the transport sector sees its peak rush on the eve of as well as on the wake of Deepaawali. Travelling on public transport on this occasion is not at all easy. It is a herculean task and is not for the feeble of hearts.

As regulars of this blog know very well, my family is as nuclear as they come and my family members are all located in different states, away from each other by more than 1000 KM each. And that has been the case for the last five years or so.

Seeing that I am unlikely to get much leave, we tend to try and come together at my place on the eve of Deepaawali these days. That means arranging for my wife and daughter’s travel to my place.

My daughter is based in Maharashtra and my wife in MP. The logistics of their travels is arranged by me, of course. 🙂

So, my daughter must travel from Mumbai to Bareilly, whereas my wife must travel from Jabalpur to Bareilly. There is no direct train/ flight to Bareilly from either of these places. No matter how one plans, one needs to change over at one place (either Delhi or Lucknow) and then catch a train to Bareilly.

I arrange for my daughter to travel from Mumbai to Delhi and then she catches a train from Delhi to Bareilly. The most suitable train from Mumbai to Delhi is Rajdhani Express of course, which leaves Mumbai Central in the evening and arrived New Delhi next morning at 8:35.

The real tough job starts at Delhi. The earliest daily trains going towards Bareilly start from Old Delhi, and the earliest daily trains from New Delhi start only in the afternoon.

There is a way around, which I have worked out with experience. Twice a week, there is Dibrugarh Rajdhani Express that leaves at 9:30 AM and passes through Bareilly, reaching there in the afternoon.

So, based on my consultation with my daughter, I got her a ticket on Mumbai Rajdhani on saturday, that arrived New Delhi on sunday morning. One hour later, she would get Dibrugarh Rajdhani on the same station that would take her to Bareilly by 1:15 PM, by lunch time.

That was the plan, of course. But as usual, you rarely get confirmed reservation in any Indian train. I had got these tickets booked in early september itself but even then the status showed waiting list 60 in AC 2 in Mumbai Rajdhani. Even Dibrugarh Rajdhani ticket was waitlisted number 9.

These days, we have apps in mobiles for all purposes. Apps related to train travels are quite useful for those planning to travel by trains. There is one app that gives your current wait listed position, if one feeds the PNR. In addition, it also serves as an online astrologer and it predicts the likelihood of the ticket getting confirmed. 🙂

This app predicted that tickets of Mumbai Rajdhani and Dibrugarh Rajdhani both had about 65 % chances of getting confirmed. I kept checking up the status regularly for six weeks till the D date. While the waiting list figure was coming down for Mumbai Rajdhani, Dibrugarh Rajdhani WL figure would not change.

Just one day before the Mumbai Rajdhani train was to leave, the WL figure for its ticket became 6, with 75 % chances of it getting confirmed. That was too tight, so that meant I needed to adopt another approach.

In railways, there is this concept of Emergency Quota (EQ). All trains have EQ of a few berths at important stations. These berths are alloted to wait listed passengers who apply for them, based on a priority list. Request of people who are higher in the priority list gets preferred over those who are lower in the priority list. Most of these EQ are at originating stations. One needs to send requisition for EQ signed by someone whose signature would carry weight with the person allotting the EQ berths. Mumbai Rajdhani is a western Railway train so EQ for this train is allotted by a commercial department officer of Western Railway. I am a Railway officer so I needed to find some Railway officer at Western Railway HQ I was acquainted with who would be kind enough to send EQ requisition on my behalf. Fortunately I knew one such person in Western Railway HQ. So I sent him an SMS with the relevant details and he sent me the acknowledgement that he would send the requisition.

For trains on saturday and sunday, one must send the requisitions on friday itself. So I had sent my request for Mumbai Rajdhani on friday itself.

For trains originating at Delhi area, EQ are allotted by Rail Bhawan. So one needs to get such EQ application signed by someone in Rail Bhawan. So, I got one EQ requisition sent to Rail Bhawan as well on friday itself.

On saturday, the train was at 5 PM from Mumbai Central. Repeated checking up at the app was not making any difference at the WL figure of 6. Then at 1:30 PM, I found that my daughter had got a berth on this train through EQ. An upper berth, but a confirmed berth nevertheless. So, I phoned my daughter and asked her to arrive the station in time.

Our daughter has set up a whatsapp group for the three of us. My wife commented in that group- “good that you have got an upper berth. No one would eye your berth hoping to get it exchanged with his/her berth”. 🙂

I also have another railway related app to keep track of train movement. With the help of this app called NTES, I would keep track of the train movement. I kept track of the movement of the train and found that it was running on time and would arrive New Delhi right on time.

At night time, checking up on the PNR app I found that my daughter had got a berth under EQ in Dibrugarh Rajdhani as well. So now she was assured to a comfortable travel upto Bareilly.

She arrived New Delhi right on time and boarded Dibrugarh Rajdhani. Another person came to her berth and claimed that the berth allotted to my daugter was her berth. My daughter was under suspense and asked me if I had informed her the correct berth number. It was indeed the correct berth number and the SMS that IRCTC sends on users mobile very much confirmed it. I forwarded her the IRCTC sms.

A few hours later, it came to notice from TTE’s chart that the other person claiming this berth was supposed to occupy this berth after Bareilly, viz at Lucknow. So her claim that this was her berth from New Delhi itself was incorrect.

It is irritants like this that help young people like my daughter to learn to face life on their own, of course with the support of their parents who are in a position to help and guide them.

So finally my daughter arrived Bareilly right on time on sunday afternoon. She came home and the two pets were extremely happy to see her again.

My wife’s travel plan was that she would travel from Jabalpur on tuesday afternoon and would arrive Hazrat Nizamuddin by early Wednesday morning. There was no Dibrugarh Rajdhani for her to catch on that day so she would have to catch either Awadh Assam from old Delhi or Garibrath from New Delhi.

My wife had a confirmed berth in the Jabalpur-Nizamuddin train but all the morning trains from Delhi/ New Delhi to Bareilly were heavily wait listed, in addition to being poor quality trains as far as their running as well as the nature of passengers in them were concerned. I got wait listed ticket on them and thought about sending EQ for one of these trains.

It turned out that my wife had to attend a function in her office at 11 AM on the day of her journey to be attended by local MPs. This function got delayed and it became certain that she would not be able to catch her 3 PM train from Jabalpur. She phoned me frantically and wondered what to do. Was there any other train that started late ? I told her that trains starting late from Jabalpur would reach Delhi so late that she would not get any connecting trains. I told her that I would try to see if I could get her an accommodation in a train going from Jabalpur to Lucknow.

I logged on to IRCTC site and found that two berths in AC 2 were available on Premium Tatkal quota o the Lucknow bound train. I quickly booked a berth for her on that train, and informed my wife that she could peacefully attend her official function and board this night train from Jabalpur towards Lucknow. This train would reach Lucknow as 9:30 and then she would get Howrah-Jammu Tawi express at 10-40 AM that would take her to Bareilly by afternoon.

So my wife attended the official function with full peace of mind, cracked jokes with the MPs (old acquaintances of her) and then boarded the night train bound for Lucknow.

Next morning, when I ckecked the punctuality position of this train, I found that the train was getting delayed and delayed after it entered UP. The train, instead of arriving Lucknow at 9:30 AM arrived there only in the afternoon and by that time the connecting train, though also delayed, had already departed from Lucknow.

It was here where being a railway person helps. Railway people get free privilege passes to travel on train for them and their family members. Most of them would travel i trains oly o passes and would be averse to spend money on buying tickets. I on the other hand mostly get my wife and daughter to travel on trains by buying tickets as it saves time. Saving time to my mind is more important than saving money.

Seeing that my wife needs to change trains at Lucknow or Delhi, I have got her a railway pass to allow her to travel on this route, to be used when she misses her designated train as was the case here. There was an extremely late superfast train which had just arrived Lucknow nearly seven hours late. She managed to get a berth in that train with that pass.

Though a superfast train, which was not supposed to stop anywhere, it kept stopping all over and arrived Bareilly at night time, some eight hours late. While I was waiting for her train to arrive at Bareilly, I found that all trains were running extremely late and jam packed. Had she come via Delhi as origially planned, then her connecting trains from Delhi/ New Delhi would have arrived Bareilly even more late than the train she was coming from. I found Garib Rath arriving from New Delhi at 7 PM at Bareilly, some six hours late. Its coaches were jam packed with passengers. Travelling in this train would have been a nightmare for my wife, had this been her train from New Delhi to Bareilly. My wife commented that all this had happened for the better. Though she arrived a few hours later, and in the process she missed two trains with confirmed berths and also the money paid for these tickets, she arrived in reasonably good shape unlike most passengers who were travelling on this route on that day.

So, just as it was night time of 18 october 2017, the three of us finally managed to come together for the festival of Deepaawali. They will stay here for nearly a week. I addition to celebrating the festival together, it will help us all to take a break from our routines and help us recharge our mental batteries.

While searching for a song about coming together/ reunion, I was unable to come up with appropriate sogs at such short notice. However, I found this modern song from “Arzoo”(1999). This song is sung by Udit Narayan. The song is picturised on Saif Ali Khan.

The tune of this song is a much plagiarized tune that Anu Malik would employ in almost every song that he “composed”.

The real star of this song are its lyrics. and it is Anand Bakshi, the old warhorse, who has penned the song. This must be one of the last lyrics of Anand Bakshi in HFM. Ad it is such a nice song to listen to, just for its lyrics and picturisation.

I take this opportuity to wish all the contributors, visitors and well wishers of this blog a very happy, prosperous and safe Deepaawali, in the company of all their near and dear ones.


Song-Main aa raha hoon waapas (Aarzoo)(1999) Singer-Udit Narayan, Lyrics-Anand Bakshi, MD-Anu Malik
Chorus

Lyrics

ru ru
ru ru ru
ru ru ru ru
ru ru ru

aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa
aa aa aa
aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa

mehbooba aa
o meri mehbooba
aa aa aa
aa aa aa
aa aa aa
aa aa aa

main aa raha hoon waapas
mera intzaar karna
main aa raha hoon waapas
mera intzaar karna
tujhe saamne bitha ke
tujhse hai pyaar karna
tujhe saamne bitha ke
tujhse hai pyaar karna
main aa raha hoon waapas
mera intzaar karna
tujhe saamne bitha ke
tujhse hai pyaar karna
tujhe saamne bitha ke
tujhse hai pyaar karna
mehbooba aa
o meri mehbooba

aa aa aa
aa aa aa
aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa
aa aa

aankhen na mujhse churaana
karna na koi bahaana
yoon hi kai saal beete
ik pal nahin ab ganvaana
laaya main kya saath apne
sab kuchh wahaan chhod aaya
aate huye paas tere ae
ye dil ye jaan chhod aaya
meri muhabbat meri amaanat
waapas mujhe de sanam
main aa raha hoon waapas
mera intzaar karna
tujhe saamne bitha ke
tujhse hai pyaar karna
tujhe saamne bitha ke
tujhse hai pyaar karna

jis roz jab ham milenge
to kis tarah ham milenge
ik doosre se lipat ke
royenge ya ham hansege
na to ye toone kaha hai
na to ye maine kaha hai
ik dooje ke ham hain lekin
ham donon ko ye pata hai
ye pyaar kaisa ikraar kaisa
waada na koi kasam
main aa raha hoon waapas
mera intzaar karna
tujhe saamne bitha ke
tujhse hai pyaar karna
tujhe saamne bitha ke
tujhse hai pyaar karna
main aa raha hoon waapas
mera intzaar karna
tujhe saamne bitha ke
tujhse hai pyaar karna

aa aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa
aa aa aa
aa aa
aa aa aa
aa aa aa
aa aa
aa aa aa
aa aa
aa aa aa

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“Aarzoo” (1950) was an Indian National Production movie. It was directed by Shahid Latif. The movie had Dilip Kumar, kamini Kaushal, Dilip Kumar, Gope, Cuckoo, Arif, Prem Dhawan, Shashikala, Sita Bose, Neelam, Khan, Ganju, Chandabai etc in it.
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“Aarzoo” (1950) was an Indian National Production movie. It was directed by Shahid Latif. The movie had Dilip Kumar, kamini Kaushal, Dilip Kumar, Gope, Cuckoo, Arif, Prem Dhawan, Shashikala, Sita Bose, Neelam, Khan, Ganju, Chandabai etc in it.
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“Aarzoo” (1950) was an Indian National Production movie. It was directed by Shahid Latif. The movie had Dilip Kumar, Kamini Kaushal, Gope, Cuckoo Arif, Prem Dhawan, Shashikala, Sita Bose, Neelam Kothari, Khan, Ganju, Chandabai etc in it.
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This article is written by Sadanand Kamath, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a regular contributor to this blog.

During 1948-50, Dilip Kumar-Kamini Kaushal was a much talked about lead pair having worked in ‘Shaheed’ (1948), ‘Nadiya Ke Paar’ (1949), ‘Shabnam’ (1949) and ‘Aarzoo’ (1950). All these films were successful at the box office. Then why is it so that this successful lead pair did not work together in any films after ‘Arzoo’ (1950)? There is a story behind it but before that let me share Kamini Kaushal’s profile in brief which I found unusual and interesting. Some highlights of her profile including the reason for not working with Dilip Kumar after ‘Arzoo’ (1950) are given below:
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This article is written by nahm, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a regular contributor to this blog.

Today I have found a long lost acquaintance with this qawwali. Actually I was looking at songs of this ‘Aarzoo’ posted in the blog, and thought it is not marked with red which means some songs are yet to be found. I have seen this movie too on T. V., the old black and white one. And thought i knew all the songs. I reached raaga.com through google search. There I found this song listed as ‘jab ishq kahin ho jaata’ sung by Asha Bhosle and Mubarak Begum. No, those words did not ring a bell. Than searching for audio/video on youtube revealed the ‘jab ishq kahin ho jaata hai’ The final ‘hai’ was very effective and I recalled the song, mukhda and even the words in the antaras were eminently guessable. It has been a while since I heard this song, and definitely had no inkling who are the singers of this song.
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“Aarzoo” (1950) was an Indian National Production movie. It was directed by Shahid Latif. The movie had Dilip Kumar, Kamini Kaushal, Shashikala, Gope, Cuckoo Arif, Prem Dhawan, Sita Bose, Neelam, Khan, Ganju, Chandabai etc in it.
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I was aware of “Aarzoo” (1965) which was a musical blockbuster. Then I became aware of another movie of this name that came in 1950 and I found the songs of this movie “boring”. In fact, that is what happened with me for songs of movies with similar names.Being a youngster growing in 1970s, I liked music of “Andaaz”(1971),”Adalat” (1976) , “Parvarish”(1977) and disliked music of older movies with same name and wondered why older generation created such “boring” music.
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I have posted many songs composed by Anil Biswas in this blog. These songs were sung by well known singers. Here is a song where one can listen to his voice as well.
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There have been several movies called “Aarzoo”. There was one “Aarzoo” in 1966 where Shankar Jaikishan’s hit music had helped the movie become a big box office success. There was another movie of this name that was released in 1951. This movie had songs of different genre and they too had become popular in their times.
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