Video Editor: Prashant ChauhanCamerapersons: Abhishek Ranjan and Shiv Kumar MauryaUrdu hai jiska naam hum hi jaante hain Daagh,Hindostan mein dhoom humari zabaa’n ki haiAnybody who understands this couplet by poet Daag Dehlvi will nod his head in agreement. And those who didn’t understand are the ones we need to talk with.The poet is telling us through this sher that the country is smitten by the beauty and grandeur of Urdu.In a country like India that has 23 official languages with more than 700 dialects, Urdu finds its way to every household, to every TV and radio set. And now to every mobile phone through the internet.Rather than unknowingly speaking Urdu humming a Bollywood song or saying a famous dialogue, how about also trying to understand what they mean?Take Barfii’s song ‘Phir le aya dil’ for reference. The song is about longing, and the line ‘usey mukammal kar bhi aao wo jo adhoori si baat baaqi hai’ hopes for a comforting closure in love.The word Mukammal means ‘perfectly complete’.The poet wants to finish one chapter of his life completely and perfectly, smoothen all rough edges and then move on.And the ‘closure’ the lyricist is seeking is explained by Nida Fazli in one of his famous couplets.Kabhi kisi ko mukammal jahan nahi miltaKahin zameen to kahin aasman nahi milta.The sher is a reminder that the idea of a perfectly complete world is nothing but an obsession and a false expectation from life.Ye kya azaab hai sab apne aap mein gum hainzabaan mili hai magar, hum zaban nahi miltaThe poet here reflects how everyone is busy in their own lives. There will always be those who will say they understand your problems. But the poet says he is yet to find someone who is genuine in intent.Chiraagh jalte hain, *binaai bujhne lagti haikhud apne ghar mein hi, ghar ka nishaan nahi milta.*binaai - visionThis sher is a strong comment that although we have made our world lit with all the comforts, we somewhere have lost touch with basic happiness.And despite all these imperfections, we continue to keep living. That's because if something is 'incompletely complete', or ‘perfectly imperfect’, that's what life actually is about. We'll get through this! Meanwhile, here's all you need to know about the Coronavirus outbreak to keep yourself safe, informed, and updated. The Quint is now available on Telegram & WhatsApp too, Click here to join.