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The useless

Hui Tzu said to Chuang Tzu: “All your teaching is centered on what has no use.” Chuang Tzu replied: “If you have no appreciation for what has no use, you cannot begin to talk about what can be used. “The … Continue reading

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kaagaz ki kashti

ये मेरी कागज़ की कश्ती, माँ पिताजी से छुपाकर फाड़ इक कॉपी का पन्ना, ताकि वो जाएँ न भन्ना, है बनाई दिल लगा कर. मैं मेरी कागज़ की कश्ती, लेके निकला आज देखो, ढूंढ कर प्रवाह वाली, एक बड़ी औ … Continue reading

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raat aadhi..

A lovely poem by my favourite poet, Harivansh Rai Bachchan: रात आधी, खींच कर मेरी हथेली एक उंगली से लिखा था ‘प्यार’ तुमने। फ़ासला था कुछ हमारे बिस्तरों में और चारों ओर दुनिया सो रही थी, तारिकाएँ ही गगन की … Continue reading

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you still love me?

A poem I wrote a few days back. It is still in a very raw form, totally unpolished, but waiting for some opportune moment to get polished: Do you still love me, is the question that torments my heart and … Continue reading

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Duniya kare sawal..

Watch it on youtube. Lovely song written by Sahir Ludhiyanavi, and sung by Lata Mangeshkar. दुनिया करे सवाल तो हम क्या ज़वाब दें, तुमको नहीं खयाल तो हम क्या ज़वाब दें. पूछे कोई कि दिल को कहाँ छोड़ आये हैं, … Continue reading

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Kabhi kabhi mere dil me khayaal aataa hai…

Sahir Saheb and Amrita Preetam, two great writers, loved each other with some rare intensity. Many of their writings came from their feelings for each other. One of such nazms I like very much: (Saahir Ludhiyaanavi) कभी कभी मेरे दिल … Continue reading

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Kaabaa sarak aayaa…

Once on a forum, someone posted the second line of a she’r, and requested that the first line be reminded to him by anyone who knew the she’r. The line was: Waheen Kaba sarak aaya jahan maine jabeen rakh dii. … Continue reading

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Maykhaanaa…

ये आ गया हूँ दूर किस वीराने में, चला था ढूँढने छोटा सा कोई मयखाना गुजरी है क्या न पूछो सुन न पाओगे, नहीं आसान दर्द मेरे जितना सह पाना. मज़ा है दर्द-ए-दिल के साथ हँस के जीने में, बड़ा … Continue reading

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Restlessness….

The inevitable happened on the night of 23rd. Babuji, as we siblings used to call our father, left for heavenly abode. The misfortune of discovering it befell on my shoulders. I will never forget the moments on the morning of … Continue reading

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koi dost hai na raqeeb hai

कोई दोस्त है न रक़ीब है, तेरा शहर कितना अजीब है. वो जो इश्क था वो जूनून था, ये जो हिज्र है वो नसीब है. मैं किसे कहूँ मेरे साथ चल, यहाँ सबके सर पे सलीब है. यहाँ किसका चेहरा … Continue reading

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