Friday, November 16, 2018

Agyaani

मुझे नहीं पता
कि दुनिया कैसे जीती जाती है

मुझे तो
ये भी नही पता
कि दुनिया
किसने जीती है जग में..

I confess,
I have no idea
How to conquer the world.

I dont even know
Of Anyone
Who has conquered the world! 

Thursday, November 15, 2018

On being a quiet person..

 थोङे शब्दों में ज्यादा कहना
मुझे अच्छा लगता है
और चुप में सब कुछ कह जाना
उससे भी अच्छा ।

I like it
When a few words
Say a lot
But to be silent
And say everything..
Is to have
Communication
Metamorphosise into
Communion.

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Dhoop

मुझे धूप
अच्छी लगती है।
 नर्म, रौशन, कुनकुनी,
बेवफा।

दिखने में कुछ
होने में कुछ
बिलकुल
लोगों जैसी

पर अंधेरे से फिर भी
सौ गुना अच्छी ।

मुझे
अच्छी लगती है
धूप। 

Monday, November 12, 2018

ON holier than thou attitude


You can't lift other people, or even bring them down. You are not a crane. Every person is at the level meant for them. Just like you. There are millions above and millions below. Always have been. Always will be. So please wipe the stupid grin off and put the smugness away.

Friday, November 09, 2018

Katranein

अरे! तुमने पाजेब नहीं पहनी? तुम्हे कितनी पसंद थी!

नहीं । अब नहीं पहनती।

तुम लङकियां भी अजीब होती हो। कोई शौक पालती हो, और कुछ साल में  ही उस से, इतनी विरक्ति भी हो जाती है!

हाँ । पर हम लङकियों के शौक, कुछ साल तो चलते हैं। 

Sunday, November 04, 2018

बचपन

बङा होना
किसे अच्छा लगता है?
सिवाय बच्चों के?

Sanskrit Lokokti and Hindi Doha

श्व: कार्यमद्य कर्तव्यं


Do tomorro's work today. Don't leave it to tomorrow.


Kabir Das' Doha which says the same thing:


काल करे सो आज कर, आज करे सो अब 
पल में परलय होएगी, बहुर करेगो कब 

समझ/Understanding

जब तुम बङे हो जाओगे
तब जानोगे
कि उम्मीद
बङी होकर
बनती है अपेक्षा;
और नाउम्मीदी,
उपेक्षा। 

Friday, November 02, 2018

Why India's educated are the World's greatest hypocrites

Ab mujhe samajh aaya ki Burj Khalifa Hindustan mein kyun nahi bana.

Ek kahani hai.

Once upon a time, on a ship, some scorpions were placed in an open bucket. A passenger on the ship complained to the Captain about keeping poisonous scorpions in an open bucket. They might get out and sting someone!
The captain replied, "Don't worry sir. These are Indian scorpions. The minute one of them tries to make any progress, the rest of them will pull him down and punish him for even trying. Not one of those scorpions will escape on this journey."

Aaj apna facebook wall dekh ke, kasam se kahaani yaad bhi aa gayi aur samajh bhi.

I am proud(not) to belong to a country where the world's tallest statue in the honour of the world's tallest statesman (show me another example of peacefully uniting over 580 princely states into a single country in world history) opens to .... this!

#EffingWorldCapitalOfHypocrisy.