English Literature – Poetry ☆ Anonymous litterateur of Social Media# 36 ☆ Captain Pravin Raghuvanshi, NM

Captain Pravin Raghuvanshi, NM

☆ Anonymous Litterateur of Social Media # 36 (सोशल मीडिया के गुमनाम साहित्यकार # 36) ☆ 

Captain Pravin Raghuvanshi —an ex Naval Officer, possesses a multifaceted personality. Presently, he is serving as Senior Advisor in prestigious Supercomputer organisation C-DAC, Pune. He is 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.

हिंदी साहित्य – आलेख ☆ अंतर्राष्ट्रीय हिंदी सम्मेलन ☆ कैप्टन प्रवीण रघुवंशी, एन एम्

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.

☆ English translation of Urdu poetry couplets of  Anonymous litterateur of Social Media# 36☆

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 बुला  रही  हैं  हमें

 तल्ख़ियाँ हक़ीक़त की

 ख़याल-ओ-ख़्वाब की

 दुनिया से अब निकलते हैं..


Calling us are the bitter

 realities  of  the  life…

 It’s time to come out of the

 world of dream n euphoria

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 रास्ता है कि कटता

 चला जाता है…

और फ़ासला है कि

 कम ही नहीं होता…


The way keeps  

 on  going  past…

But, the damn distance

 never reduces only…

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आज परछाईं से पूछ ही लिया,

 क्यों चलती हो तुम मेरे साथ

उसने भी हँस कर कहा,

 और कौन है बता तेरे साथ…!!


Today I asked the shadow,

 Why d’you accompany me

It retorted laughingly, tell me

 Who else is there with you!

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  उजालों में तो मिल जाएगा

 कोई  साथ  निभाने  वा‌ला

 तलाश  तो  उनकी  करो

 जो अंधेरे में भी साथ दे…


You  will  always  find

 someone  in  the  light

Look for someone who’ll be

 with you even in darkness!

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© Captain Pravin Raghuvanshi, NM


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