Monday, August 20, 2018

जिंदगी एक फ़साना

हाड़ मांस का शरीर तो बना देते हैं
रूह डालना मुश्किल होता है
बदन पे चिपका देते हैं पैराहन
इंसान बनाना मुश्किल होता है

Friday, August 17, 2018

वो अटल

वो अटल था वो  रहेगा अटल
भीनी मुस्कान चरम मनोबल 
काल के कपाल पर वो लिखता था 
लिखता था और मिटाता था 

Sunday, August 12, 2018

Penny Wise Pound Foolish

Shyam slips his hand in his trouser pocket and feels the emboss on the paper. It's the last five hundred rupee note left with him. He makes his finger to travel along the edge of the currency if by chance there is more than one. Unfortunately, it is the last one.

The background music has now become cacophonous, though it is still drumming one of his favourites. As the evening has slipped into night, Shyam is becoming more irritated with the jockey and at times rebuked him in loud voice. Jockey ignored him all along. It's not new for the jockey.

Sunday, June 3, 2018

Who am I?

Skeleton remains from Harappa (National Museum Delhi)

The biggest myth of this world is the notion of which place, nation, caste or religion I belong to. Let me ask you to trace your roots. Are you Indian or Australian or Chinese or belonging to one of the European countries or an American? Ok, let's change the question. Which religion you belong to? Pop will come an answer and the sound of that word has no meaning if you think deeply about that. Why am I saying so? 

मेहनत का कायल

उम्मीद उसी से होती है जो
मेहनत का कायल होता है।
वरना महलों के ख्वाब दिखाकर
दम भरने वाले बहुत देखे हैं।

Friday, May 25, 2018

हसीन फ़साना

ईमान आबरू सब बहुत कीमती थे 
बड़े सहेज के हमने संभाल  के रखे थे 
फिर एक दिन उनका भी खरीददार मिल गया 
जो एक बार बिका तो बिकता ही चला गया 

Monday, May 21, 2018

राजनीति

हिम्मत है तो तू बना सरकार 
नहीं, तो है तुझ पर धिक्कार 
कुबेर की पोटली खुली है 
उठा धन और बन जा मक्कार