Of Nida Fazli, David Foster Wallace and Occam’s Razor.


बहुत साल हमारे प्रिय मित्र Vijay (जो के दीनानाथ चौहान हाइन नहीं है) ने निदा फ़ाज़ली साहब का एक शेर सुनाया था. बड़ा ही ज़बरदस्त शेर है.

के कुछ तबियत मिली थी ऐसी चैन से जीने की सूरत न हुई, 
जिस को चाहा उसे अपना न सके जो मिला उस से मोहब्बत न हुई.

अभी करीब आधे घंटे पहले, लेखक Mayank Tewari के पसंदिता राइटर David Foster Wallace का लिखा, कुछ पढ़ा.

“I tend to be interested in women that I turn out not to get along very well with. And the ones that I get along very well with, I’m not interested in in a kind of romantic way. So that I’ve got a lot of really good women friends. But I tend to have a really hard time with girlfriends, because the ones I’m attracted to are a lot of fun you know for, in the standard ways, for like a couple of weeks. But in terms of the daily, let’s-go-shopping stuff, that we tend not to get along really well.” (from “Although Of Course You End Up Becoming Yourself: A Road Trip with David Foster Wallace” by David Lipsky)

जो फ़ाज़ली साहब ने दो पंक्तियों में कहा, वही कहने में David Foster Wallace ने छे-सात पंक्तियाँ लगा दी.

अगर आज की सोच लगायी जाये, तो कौन किस से इंस्पायर हुआ होगा? क्या फ़ाज़ली साहब मुंबई की बरसाती रातों में David Foster Wallace को पढ़ते थे?

या David Foster Wallace ने देवनागिरी/उर्दू सीख रखी थी?

दोनों ही इस दुनिया से कूच कर चुकें हैं, इस लिए इस सवाल का जवाब दे पाना मुश्किल है.

पर अगर कांस्पीरेसी थ्योरी से दूर रहे है और Occam’s Razor लगाया जाए, तो शायद दोनों को ये काफी सिमिलर सा ख्याल, अलग अलग ही आया होगा.

अब आप सोचेंगे के ये मैंने क्यों लिखा? तो कभी कभी बैठे बैठे खाली खुरापाती दिमाग में बस ऐसे ही ख्याल आते हैं.



About vivekkaul
Vivek Kaul is a writer who has worked at senior positions with the Daily News and Analysis(DNA) and The Economic Times, in the past. He is the author of the Easy Money trilogy. Easy Money: The Greatest Ponzi Scheme Ever and How It Is Set to Destroy the Global Financial System , the latest book in the trilogy has just been published. The first two books in the trilogy were published in November 2013 and July 2014 respectively. Both the books were bestsellers on Amazon.com and Amazon.in. Currently he works as an economic commentator and writes regular columns for www.firstpost.com. He is also the India editor of The Daily Reckoning newsletter published by www.equitymaster.com. His writing has appeared across various other publications in India. These include The Times of India, Business Standard,Business Today, Business World, The Hindu, The Hindu Business Line, Indian Management, The Asian Age, Deccan Chronicle, Forbes India, Mutual Fund Insight, The Free Press Journal, Quartz.com, DailyO.in, Business World, Huffington Post and Wealth Insight. In the past he has also been a regular columnist for www.rediff.com. He has lectured at IIM Bangalore, IIM Indore, TA PAI Institute of Management and the Alliance University (Bangalore). He has also taught a course titled Indian Economy to the PGPMX batch of IIM Indore. His areas of interest are the intersection between politics and economics, the international financial crisis, personal finance, marketing and branding, and anything to do with cinema and music. He can be reached at vivek.kaul@gmail.com

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