Sunday, November 24, 2013


कोई गहरे से समुंदर के तूफान से
जूजती रही कश्ती ज़िंदगी की
अब कोई बल न रहा इन थके हाथोँ में
डूबने के ख़ौफ ने दिल में जगह बना ली

आँखें बंद कर करने लगे हम
मौत का पल पल इंतज़ार
और इसी एहसास से जी लिए हम
और कई मौत हज़ार

तब कहीं से एक अवाज़ निकली
एक विशाल जहाज़ बढ़ रहा था हमारी ओर
अपनी छोटी सी कश्ती हम छोड़ निकले
उस जहाज़ से बाँध ली हमने ज़िंदगी कि यह डोर

ऐसे ऐश और आराम मिले हमें
कि हम अपने आप को खोने लगे
उसकी इस मदहोशी में
हम तैरना ही भूलने लगे

समुंदर का तूफान तो शांत हो गया
पर हम तैर सके, यह भरोसा न रहा
किस पे सवार हो चल पाए
अपना नाव भी तो अब ना रहा

हम ऐसे ही लुटते गए
और हमें कोई अंदाज़ा न था
अपने अनमोल खज़ाने हमने खो दिए
दिल में रह गई बस एक ही दुआ

मर ही जाते हम
पर अपना नाव न छोड़ा होता
अब जी तो रहे है हम
पर ऐसी खोखली ज़िंदगी का जाने क्या होगा |

ली एक ऐसी शपथ हमने
कि हम न रहेंगे सहारे इसके
डूब भी जाए तोह कोई ग़म नहीं
अब कुछ न रहा खोने के लिए

कूद पड़े हम उसी गहरे समुंदर में
जिसने हमें था तैरना सिखाया
हार ना मानी इस बार हमने
खोखली ज़िंदगी में फिर बहार आया |

People often take to addiction in order to escape from something which they think they cannot fight. Addiction may be of any form: Addiction to a person, social networking and media, smoking, alcoholism or drugs.
Even you might have experienced it at some point of time in your life.
But you come to realize that nothing will come of it. It is in fact, depriving you of many other valuable things.
The later the realization, the harder it is for you to get out of it, and more the loss you suffer.
But it is never too late, you can always start over, and realize you are much stronger than you ever were before.

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Wednesday, August 21, 2013

अमावस - पूर्णिमा

हम अकेले में चलते रहे;
रात का अंधेरा छाया।
सूनी आँखों से यह अश्क़ बहे;
मन से छूटे न तेरा साया।
I kept walking alone
In the darkness of the night
Tears well out of my lonely eyes
Your shadow fails to leave my mind.

दिल के दरवाज़े पे लगाके ताला,
तनहाई कि बाहों में डूबे हम;
अपने अरमानों को खुद ही जला डाला;
अब जिंदगी में है बस ग़म ही ग़म।
Sealing the doors to my heart
I drowned in the arms of loneliness
Burning all my desires myself
With nothing left in life but anguish.
रौशनी कि आस तो छोड़ ही दी थी हमने,
पर एक उम्मीद कि लौ दिखी दूर कहीं।
मुस्कुराके जो बिजली चमकादी आपने,
अब दिल तो बस में रहा ही नहीं।
I had lost hopes of seeing light
But I could see a ray of hope in some distance
Once you smiled, my world lighted up
I cannot contain the happiness I feel now.

आपकी यादों में अब कटे हर घड़ी;
दिन कटते वह मुस्कान बढ़ती चली,
बादलों की आढ़ को पार कर खड़ी;
हम चलते तो लगता कि आप भी हमारे संग चलीं।
Time flies in your memories now
Your smile widened day by day
Standing past the cover of these clouds
I felt you walk with me at every step

पूर्णिमा को शान से निकल पड़े हम
करने अपने चाँद से प्यार का इज़हार।
चाँद कि वफ़ाई देख आँखें हुईं नम,
रह गया अधूरा हमारा यह प्यार।
I proudly left on a full moon night
To propose my love to my dear moon
My eyes became moist seeing the moon's loyalty
Our love remains incomplete!

Photo Courtesy: Anzal Saleem, Nilkanth Pathak and Abhinav Jain

Monday, August 5, 2013

The Obvious Choice

Venturing the path less trodden,
Had always seemed so distant;
I open my eyes and awaken,
To realize the dreams magnificent!

The day is ever so bright,

There's a spring in every step I take,
My mind is empty, my heart light,
I'm filled with joy for the life I'm going to make.

As I reach the gate, I pull up my shorts;

Take a deep breath in and memories come to me.
The life I left behind, family, friends and the sorts;
My little house, the small heaven, now seem like a huge fee!

I think that I should turn around,
And probably walk back;
I am so tightly bound,
My dreams I begin to pack!

I remember my father's pride,

My mentor's faith,
The longing eyes of my bride,
And the promises that made her wait.

I feel torn between the two,

The old green tree and the new sprout.
I know what I have to do.
There is absolutely no doubt!

Feeling all the more confident now,
I wear a winning smile;
I know I am one among the lucky few,
Who can go an extra mile!!

5th August, 2013

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Friday, August 26, 2011

Dear old Padmini

It was a rainy cold night
I saw a figure in the faint moonlight
It was Padmini, my dear old friend,
Pacing with valour from end to end!

The King was her driving force,
The one who guided her through the course.
As it rained through the night,
She made her way, shining bright!

Blinking down the way, through the storm,
Keeping her pace uniform;
Though she was rusty and old,
She braved weathers dusty and cold.

But it began to heavily pour,
She could not go on, anymore!
As she guarded a bunch of four,
She looked for shelter from door to door.

Finally, she took refuge in a barn,
Keeping the four, nice and warm.
As much as the cold tried to bite,
She wouldn't give up without a fight!!!

The night went by and the sun shined;
Dear Padmini was all over their heart and mind.
She turned out to be a great company,
What joy on board Premier Padmini!!!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Gain of Loss

The view from the Hill
Takes my breath away
My hair flying with the cool breeze
And the clouds surrounding me.

Just for once, just for once
I wish to go up there
And see everything under me
Everything - so tiny

To feel like I'm flying
Up in the Golden Sky
With the sun setting by my side
And the Eagles flying by

I can now see my dream
Right in front of my eyes
Just a few feet away
Just a few feet high

Having come so far
Far away from others
I turn back to see
The ones who've climbed with me

Now, I"m living my Dream
After leaving others behind
Having gained a loss along with a gain
And finally I awake, awake in pain

This poem is dedicated to my four years of Engineering and beyond:)

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Why do we have the DARK and the DEMONS??

Isn't it amazing how this entire world is governed by symmetry? Where there is light, there is dark too, we see shadows only in the presence of light. Where there is GOOD, there is BAD too - I do believe in GOD and this makes me believe in the existence of DEMONs too!!!(It sounds like Newton's third law of motion to me :P) However, with great power comes great responsibility and this attracts greater danger from the evil.

This keeps the balance in nature they say, but I don't really see the need to have a balance. Yet, who am I to question the almighty, the creator of all?? So, let me put it in a different way, just so that it sounds more diplomatic - Well, I think we have this kind of local imbalance or asymmetry, leading to global balance, to just make us realize the value of the GOOD!!

However, the examples that I have given and am about to give might not directly give us a view of symmetry, but you have to dig deeper into it, in order to understand it.

Anyways, coming back to realizing values, we only feel the need to see light, when we want to come out of darkness! If light and only light were to be present all the time, we would not even have realized that something so exists and we would have probably taken it for granted. Similarly, when people live in complete darkness, they never seem to know that there is something called light, which would get them out of the dark!! A good example are the elephants tied up in the temples using flimsy ropes. They grow in belief that they can't free themselves, thus, unaware of their actual strength, they never do. Now, if we were to be in a situation like that, it wouldn't be that nice, would it??

We have the deserts and the ice;
The elephants and the mice,
The mountains and the seas;
The blue whales and the bumble bees!

Living among the extremes, that's the beauty of life, the adventure! Imagine if everything was the same, how boring our lives would be; nothing would've had it's own significance and beauty. There has to be something which makes us stand out in the crowd, and that something is what marks our individuality and gives us some value.

The riches and the poor might not have felt so if it weren't for each other. There would be nothing to look up to, and nothing to fear, if it weren't for this difference. Of course, there is a limit to this difference. The same analogy anyhow, may be applied for the GOOD and the BAD too, though it wouldn't be as simple, since there is a very thin line dividing them.

We feel joy only when we win over pain.
After every loss comes a small gain.
Fail to see it, you might;
But it's just like a day, after every night!

We are mere humans, we might not be able to see anything positive all the time, in negative circumstances. It's all in our perceptions, but, if we do see through all, then we will definitely know and realize that all life and matter revolves around symmetry.

Symmetry in imbalance need not always be found in different objects. It may reside in a single object at different times, or sometimes even simultaneously!!

Consider a star (Sun, for example), which shines bright; for everyone and everything it is the main source of illumination! But, as it dies, it turns into a black hole, gulping down every bit of matter or even light, in it's vicinity! Something which will help us understand this more clearly are the trees that surround us. They are known to behave differently in the morning from how they behave at night. Human beings are no less. Consider Einstein, one of the greatest and most intriguing brains in the history of science. He himself was known to have a bad memory and even common sense. (No offense! (I am one of his fans ;) )

All this just shows how beautifully GOD has brought in symmetry in every aspect of life. It is simply amazing!! WOW!!! This needs to be appreciated indeed!

Every rose comes with thorns,
Every decision has it's pros and cons!!

It is all intertwined so beautifully, and it is all above human understanding. The question, as to why it is so, is still unanswered. I think, some questions are meant to be left unanswered, because the more we try to figure it out, the more complex it grows. It's UNBELIEVABLE and MIND-BLOWING. It's simply BRILLIANT! I think it's best that I end it here, and leave the question open to others. Probably someone might just come up with a reasonable explanation! ALL THE BEST :)

Friday, June 25, 2010


What is LIFE??
Life is an ADVENTURE, discovering new things, some expected, some unexpected!!!
Life is a BOON, GOD'S GIFT, love it, live it!!
Life is THE SEA, deep and dark, it is calm, but at times, turbulent......
Life is a WAVE, it rises and falls, reaching new heights fast and falling back to the ground!!
Life is the MOUNTAIN, we keep climbing, not knowing what's on the other side!!!
Life is a GAMBLE, you either play or lose!!
Life is a DREAM, it is beautiful, but you wake up to realise: what your eyes just saw, was a lie....
Life is a NIGHTMARE, it is scary, you have no option but to fight your fears!!!!
Life is a DESERT, scorching in the daylight and freezing in the darkness!!!
Life is a ONE-WAY ROAD, with many twists and turns, you cant take your wrong step back!!!
Life is JUBILIATION, miracles happen when you least expect them!!!
Life is a STRUGGLE, struggle within oneself and struggle against the world!!!!
Life is CHOCOLATE, it is bitter, yet people love it!!!
Life is a MYSTERY!!! How did it start??? Why does it have to end??
Life is a QUESTION, with no sure answers!!!
Life is LOVE, you happily give it everything you've got, regardless of whether you get it back or not!!!
Life is................. LIFE!!!..............