About Rashid Faridi

I am Rashid Aziz Faridi ,Writer, Teacher and a Voracious Reader.

Happy Sir Syed Day: Hindi Transcript of Complete Nazm of Majaz Titled “nazr-e-aligarh”- Later Abridged and Adopted as AMU Tarana

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22389b38-e37b-4d5f-b40d-77afac92c22a.jpgये मेरा चमन है मेरा चमन, मैं अपने चमन का बुलबुल हूँ
सरशार-ए-निगाह-ए-नरगिस हूँ, पा-बास्ता-ए-गेसू-संबल हूँ

हर आन यहाँ सेहबा-ए-कुहन एक साघर-ए-नौ में ढलती है
कलियों से हुस्न टपकता है, फूलों से जवानी उबलती है

जो ताक-ए-हरम में रोशन है, वो शमा यहाँ भी जलती है
इस दश्त के गोशे-गोशे से, एक जू-ए-हयात उबलती है

इसलाम के इस बुत-खाने में अस्नाम भी हैं और आज़ार भी
तहज़ीब के इस मै-खाने में शमशीर भी है और साघार भी

याँ हुस्न की बर्क चमकती है, याँ नूर की बारिश होती है
हर आह यहाँ एक नग्मा है, हर अश्क यहाँ एक मोती है

हर शाम है शाम-ए-मिस्र यहाँ, हर शब है शब-ए-शीराज़ यहाँ
है सारे जहाँ का सोज़ यहाँ और सारे जहाँ का साज़ यहाँ

ये दश्त-ए-जुनूँ दीवानों का, ये बज़्म-ए-वफा परवानों की
ये शहर-ए-तरब रूमानों का, ये खुल्द-ए-बरीं अरमानों की

फितरत ने सिखाई है हम को, उफ्ताद यहाँ परवाज़ यहाँ

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Essay: Solar cycle wave frequency linked to jet stream changes


It’s not the heat It’s the humidity By Francis Tucker Manns, PhD Abstract: The sun controls climate change. Not industry. Not you. Not me. It is the sun. Solar cycle 24, the weakest in 100 years, is stumbling to an end. The sunspot cycle averages about 11 (± 1.5) years. There may not be any sunspots…

via Essay: Solar cycle wave frequency linked to jet stream changes — Watts Up With That?

Greening Indian Cities-Ahmedabad


Another creative commitment to Green Innovation. Thanks to the Times of India for this story. Ahmedabad embraces green walls, goes vertical Aapnu Amdavad has a lot to boast about. From being the first city to have been declared India’s first Unesco World Heritage City to being home to some prime educational institutes, this city has […]

via Greening Indian Cities — La Paz Group

Alarming! Politicians are as obsessed with the urban dream as the rest of us!


I was researching an article about the governance of privately built cities recently and one of the experts I spoke to commented on the obsession of the Indian State with being answerable to the urban middle class, to the exclusion of other categories of citizens like the rural folk, the urban poor etc who have traditionally been the ‘vote bank’ in India. After Ayona seeded that thought in my head, I began to notice that it was indeed being pointed out by several journalists and experts in mainstream media. For instance, this piece talks about Modi’s obsession with the urban. It’s not just Modi, our nation is seeing a disturbing shift in which the youth aspire to everything that is urban. Symbolism is important and cars, mobile phones, branded clothes and a ‘liberal’ lifestyle have become outward signs of a change in outlook (not mindsets though, as we are…

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Diversity is good for our communities. Here’s the evidence


By Jayanth Narayanan Whether or not diversity is a good thing is still a topic of much debate. Though many businesses tout the benefits of diversity, American political scientist Robert Putnam holds that diversity causes people to hunker down, creating mistrust in communities. Empirical investigations into how diversity affects communities are too few and far between to provide…

via Diversity is good for our communities. Here’s the evidence — Qrius (formerly The Indian Economist)

Celebrating Raksha Bandhan beyond shores and blood

Vishal Bheeroo

Raksha Bandhan is not just a celebration of sibling love but goes beyond in opening our hearts to touch lives in a simple manner.  It’s true that there is an underlying marketing gimmick that makes the fortune of shops but we don’t need a special day to strengthen the brother and sister tie beyond blood, sea and shores.

I share a unique and special relationship with a sister that reaffirmed my belief as we tie the knot in this oasis of life, be it, victory, defeat or hope. A sister who was first a random connection on Facebook and choose to call me her elder brother. We have often rue social media for sucking our energy but at the same time, it has created many loyal friendships and gave birth to sacred relationships. Sunita is the sister who was an FB friend for four years on social media but it…

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