Captain Pravin Raghuvanshi, NM
Anonymous Litterateur of Social Media # 155 (सोशल मीडिया के गुमनाम साहित्यकार # 155)
Captain Pravin Raghuvanshi —an ex Naval Officer, possesses a multifaceted personality. He served as a Senior Advisor in prestigious Supercomputer organisation C-DAC, Pune. He was involved in various Artificial Intelligence and High-Performance Computing projects of national and international repute. He has got a long experience in the field of ‘Natural Language Processing’, especially, in the domain of Machine Translation. He has taken the mantle of translating the timeless beauties of Indian literature upon himself so that it reaches across the globe. He has also undertaken translation work for Shri Narendra Modi, the Hon’ble Prime Minister of India, which was highly appreciated by him. He is also a member of ‘Bombay Film Writer Association’.
Captain Raghuvanshi is also a littérateur par excellence. He is a prolific writer, poet and ‘Shayar’ himself and participates in literature fests and ‘Mushayaras’. He keeps participating in various language & literature fests, symposiums and workshops etc. Recently, he played an active role in the ‘International Hindi Conference’ at New Delhi. He presided over the “Session Focused on Language and Translation” and also presented a research paper. The conference was organized by Delhi University in collaboration with New York University and Columbia University.
In his naval career, he was qualified to command all types of warships. He is also an aviator and a Sea Diver; and recipient of various awards including ‘Nao Sena Medal’ by the President of India, Prime Minister Award and C-in-C Commendation.
Captain Pravin Raghuvanshi is also an IIM Ahmedabad alumnus. His latest quest involves social media, which is filled with rich anonymous literature of nameless writers, shared on different platforms, like, WhatsApp / Facebook / Twitter / Your quotes / Instagram etc. in Hindi and Urdu, he has taken the mantle of translating them as a mission for the enjoyment of the global readers. Enjoy some of the Urdu poetry couplets as translated by him.
हम ई-अभिव्यक्ति के प्रबुद्ध पाठकों के लिए आदरणीय कैप्टेन प्रवीण रघुवंशी जी के “कविता पाठ” का लिंक साझा कर रहे हैं। कृपया आत्मसात करें।
फेसबुक पेज लिंक >>कैप्टेन प्रवीण रघुवंशी जी का “कविता पाठ”
English translation of Urdu poetry couplets of Anonymous litterateur of Social Media # 155
☆ Paradoxical Veracity ☆
जिनके पास अपने होते हैं,
वो अपनों से झगड़ते हैं,
नहीं है जिनका कोई अपना,
वो अपनों को तरसते हैं…
Those who’ve their loved ones
they keep quarreling with them,
Those who’ve none of their own,
long to have the loved ones!
नफरत तक भी
क्यूँ करें उससे,
उतना भी वास्ता
क्यूँ कर रखना..!
Why should I
even hate him,
Why be concerned
even that much..!
शख़्स बनकर नहीं बल्कि
शख़्सियत बनकर जियो, दोस्त
शख़्स का इंतकाल तय है मगर
शख़्सियत हमेशा जिन्दा रहती है
Don’t try living as a person,
live as a personality, friend
Death of a person is certain but
the personality lives on forever…
हमें तो लगा था कि वो
सिर्फ आज़माइश कर रहे हैं
ये तो बाद में पता चला
वो फैसला पहले ही कर चुके थे…!
I was under the impression that
they were just having a trial run
Later did I realise that they had
already chosen someone else…!
© Captain Pravin Raghuvanshi, NM
≈ Editor – Shri Hemant Bawankar/Editor (English) – Captain Pravin Raghuvanshi, NM ≈