Tuesday, July 3, 2012

TIME - most precious commodity....








While cleaning and re-arranging bookshelf today, I got one of the diary written by my father. Apart from writing short stories and poem in urdu he was very fond of writing his daily-diary in the form of beautiful rhyming notes and while reading those short but precise notes I feel like talking to him..... 
Anyways coming on to the subject......


While reading those pages my idle mind was thinking that why do someone writes daily-diary or why do we write our personal blogs...??? And personally I feel that apart from many other factors one of them is, "when we write something, we just want to keep those moments on pause into these pages, so that if someone go through these after decades, he/she may feel like living in that time and feel those moments."


Though we all know that no one can stop the time even then by writing diary, by drawing sketches on canvases or by clicking photos we often try to catch-hold that particular moment n time.....As a matter of fact its not the 'time' that we are holding into these pages or canvas, rather it is the impression of that particular time which we keep there.


In fact, time has got so much important role to play in our life that we often start measuring distances in 'time' and not in meters or kilometers.... 
Look at it.....
"दिल्ली से लखनऊ की दूरी आठ घंटे की है"
( Delhi se Lucknow ki doori Aath ghante ki hai ) 
Here we are not talking about the distance in terms of Kilometers but in terms of time....WHY...??? 
It is just because whatever may be the distance, its time that counts more for us. And through out the journey we keep on looking at time, so here time is more important  than anything else.
Similarly you can easily find people saying..... 
"हवाई सफ़र ने दो शहरों की दूरी कम कर दी है"
(Hawaai safar ne do shahron ki doori kam kar di hai)
Now, we all know that distance between two places can't be reduced and in fact  when we travel by air, it is the time taken in the journey that gets reduced....... and to reduce that journey time we spend more money, again time is more important here than money.
In our day-to-day life also, we often find people saying....
"क्या करें वक़्त ही नहीं मिलता"
(kya karen waqt hi nahi milta)  
On the other hand, there are others too who manage their time so well that they have enough of it. As a matter of fact we all have 24 hours in a day but the thing is "how we manage these 24 hours...." And if you observe then may find that our mind also keeps us reminding to maintain the 'time' and complete our assignments before  its deadline.... In fact it seems like there is a virtual clock in our mind which keeps on moving and hence we wake up in the morning and get ready for our work or college in time....... 


Now the question is "What is time...???"....... Is it a materialistic thing, an energy, any physical status or nothing at all and only a myth.... Or simply it is the ticking of that clock hanging on the wall.

Well, whatever it may be "a myth" or "a reality".... we cannot deny that it has become the most  precious commodity into our life and if we closely look at the clock on that wall, we can perfectly feel it ticking away, marching on in the same direction with horrifying regularity...... and its this horrifying regularity of time which always keeps us on our toes to synchronize with its speed as much as possible.....

Now I must wind up here because I know you have got so many other wonderful blogs to read n comment, hence i won't take much of your valuable time......
Finally, here I leave you with these words written by Sahir Ludhianvi .....

वक़्त से दिन और रात, वक़्त से कल और आज
(Waqt se din aur raat,     Waqt se kal aur aaj )
वक़्त की हर शै गुलाम, वक़्त का हर शै पे राज 
( Waqt ki har shai ghulaam, Waqt ka har Shai per raaj )
आदमी को चाहिए वक़्त से डर कर रहे
 ( Aadmi ko chaahiye,      Waqt se Dar kar rahe )
कौन जाने किस घड़ी वक़्त का बदले मिजाज
( Kaun jaane Kis Ghadi, Waqt Ka badle Mijaaz )




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63 comments:

  1. Wow! I absolutely agree time is precious and we can do a lot having time in hand and time gives time to even when to get resume from tiresome and relaxation. What I feel so fatefully or happening was even love, care and embracing has shrunken to lost touch with time management!

    Your write up is thought provoking and simple inspiring to think about time.

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    1. Thank you Jeevan for sparing your precious time here.... :)

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  2. wow!! An awesome write up!! Its time that travels!! Woww!

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    1. Thanks for visiting here again....:)

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  3. My friend,
    What a GREAT write!! Here is why love is greater than time. Time changes with every second, but love, when its true, will never change (smile). Thanks for sharing.

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    1. yeah..."true love" never changes, but over a period of TIME it has become a rare commodity....:(

      Thank you Andy Saheb... :)

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  4. I love those lines by Saahir Ludhianvi..time change people too..

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  5. ALL I CAN SAY IS "INSAAN SE MAIN LADH SAKTA HOON,WAQT SE NAHIN"
    Time---is a serious and precious comodity.Take care

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  6. Time doesn't wait for anyone!!! - A favourite line that's hooked onto my mind this whole week..

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    1. yeah..it never waits actually.....

      THank you.

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  7. I wish I could understand each and every line you wrote in a different language. Most of the times, they cannot be captured full well in English.

    We pray to sanctify the hours... I write to freeze a moment of joy or sorrow or mere delight. I sketch ~ that means I was inspired at that time :)

    We make schedules and plans and jot down notes in our calendars for important events we wouldn't want to miss.

    It is indeed important ~ we say hurt and pain heals in time. Even fractured bones have their healing period...

    For whatever it is and how it was invented ~ it is part of what composes our life :)

    Thanks for sharing this. Would love to know what those last lines meant :)

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    1. i am sorry for not putting translations here....anyways i am trying to translate those last lines here, at least you can have an idea what the poet wants to say here.....

      "its the time which causes day n night - its time that makes today n tomorrow"

      "everything is slave of time - everything is ruled by time"

      "man should always take care of time"

      "who knows when its going to change"

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  8. yes that time which was yesterday will come tomorrow but my heart will hold memories of both in a different way.. it doesn't stay the same :) :)

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  9. Irfanuddin,

    It is truly said that time does not wait for anyone. We very often do tell distance between place in terms of time taken to move from one place to other. It is upto an individual how to make best use of time and leave something behind as fond memories, in photographs or poems or stories or any written articles etc etc.

    Take care

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    1. Thanks for sparing time here Sir....

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  10. Time is what no one has but everyone wants. Sometimes we wish for it to go slow and sometimes we want it to race. But, time is always the same. It is we who perceive it differently.

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  11. I like the thought process in this post.
    Also the examples you mentioned about measuring distance with time....!
    Worth Reading!

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    1. I am glad you liked it Simran....

      Thank you...:)

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  12. Time and space, time and distance and time and eternity -- everything was there in this post. We can either completely ignore time and live in our own world or be governed by it every minute of the day. For often we find that we get more things accomplished that satisfies the soul when we don't look at the clock, but if we need to complete our worldly work, we need to look at it relentless movement and run as per its dictates. Sahir's words are wonderful and Rafi's voice makes them immortal :)

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    1. Actually one cannot afford to overlook its relentless movement.....and thanks for the thoughtful comment...:)

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  13. nice essay on the varied perspectives of time

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  14. Your article is very good and well in time. Time and tide waits for none. Time is a commodity for those who care and keep an eye on time.

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  15. great write up on the importance of time!:) Time is a precious commodity and we must make best use of it.

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    1. Thank you....and yes, its best use is the key...:)

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  16. As they say "samay sabse balwaan hota hai"... While we do miss the good times we should also remember that its the same time that heals all pains too...

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    1. hanji...."Balwaan to hota hai aur saath mein Mulyawaan bhi"....

      Thank you...:)

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  17. Irfan, time is one of the most critical resource and is least valued in India:(

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    1. A bitter truth about India n Indians.....:(

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  18. कौन जाने किस घड़ी वक़्त का बदले मिजाज
    thoughtful nice post

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  19. writing-the urge to write stems from the need to be recognised & accepted,only when you are aware of the concept of the self, true literature is born...

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    1. thats true....
      Thank you for this thoughtful comment....!!

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  20. Hi Irfan kys khoob post hai! Makes one dwell on the importance of time. Off late I am of the belief that to be timeless also is a virtue meaning do things spontaneously and be in the flow. Of course broad time planning will always be necessary.

    Cheers!

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    1. Glad to see you here Dilip....plz do come again...

      Thank you...:)

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  21. irfan! time is an interval between two events.... yes! its a myth... if you study theory of relativity then you'll come to know that distance can also be reduced as well as time.... :-) but time has nothing to do if there is nothing happened,if there is some happening there must be some time related to it..... initial and final, tb-ta called time interval.... :-) your post was interesting,enjoyed it. :-)

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    1. the fact is that every time something is happening around so time is there moving relentlessly whether one notices it at that very moment or not....
      and thanks for this thoughtful comment.... :)

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  22. Time .. well when has time ever stopped or waited for anyone .. Time is something that we all want but it just goes at its pace and recently i have felt that time has just flown past...

    loved reading the post and the lines by sahir ludhainvi sahib are well what can i say , they say it alll.

    I am so bad at time planning and lately i seem to be late at everything , I need to do better ..

    Bikram's

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    1. and looking at your timely activities in this blogging world i have an opinion that you plan your things well enough :))

      Thank you ....

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  23. time though nothing is more than a though holds the power to mold everything.... thoughtful post indeed.

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  24. We only realize the importance of time when it has passed :)
    Try watching this movie called In Time.

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  25. Time is what you make of it.

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  26. You write truly well, a great post, I think, the best "time" is the present moment, which is real and true, out of which you can do your best, to take your life ahead.
    Thanks for your visit and comment, appreciate it!

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    1. well said, thank you...

      and you have a wonderful blog there...following it now...:)

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  27. We usually think that time is the thing controlling us,though it is us who control it ..
    i sometimes, think that what are the things a 17 years old could have done by now which i haven't..

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    1. i wish i could control time at least for a while.....

      Thank you....

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  28. Hi Irfanuddin. I couldn't understand some of this, but I agree with your philosophy of time. I also know about urdu poets and have read translations of some of these works.

    I came across from Andy David's bloghop and have followed you too. Lovely to meet you.

    Denise

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    1. Glad to see you here Denise....
      sorry for not giving english translation with the post.....and thanks for the visit n follow, plz do come again....:)

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  29. Yes time is money in this industrially revolutionised world.
    The importance of time can't be denied because we have only 24 hours in day and night cycle.
    we need time time time--to spend writing blogs, reading other's blogs, to earn a living,to travel, to narrow down the distance, to watch TV etc etc.
    We should avoid wasting this expensive thing and spend this beautiful thing for beautiful purpose.
    Irfan, you post is beautiful too.

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    1. there are days when i simply think...."kaash do-chaar ghuntey aur hotey" adding up to these 24 hrs

      And thank you Tariq bhai for your beautiful comment......

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  30. Am trying hard to ignore the clock ticking away. It seems to say with slow deliberation - "so much to do and so little time" and without taking a breath, repeats it all over again. Go take a break, clock. Away with you. Nice post, Irfan.

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    1. how nice it would have been if at all we could do that....

      BTW glad to have you here...i read your post at Purba's space and its a thought provoking one....

      Thanks for the visit....:)

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  31. Well said Irfan Ji. Time is more important than what we Actuallly think. it defines our habits and routine. More often than adjusting time in our schedules we adjust our schedules to keep up with the time, all because we can never make up for the lost time. One second wasted, is wasted for ever. Nicely written :-)

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