On Your Birthday Dear Ma

Your loving arms reach out to us Like a beacon, you steer us forth Whenever we falter or miss our step Your arms help us to cross the tide. Although you lie so weak and frail You are always in smiles to light our ship, And encourage us to cross […]

March 6, 2016 · 1 comment · Poetry

देखो ना

था  बहारों  का  वो  उन्वान, ख़ुशी  बन  के  आया  था मुझको  ही  ग़म  की  दास्ताँ  बना  गया , देखो ये   मेरे   दिल  की  जानिब   से   धुआँ  सा  उठता   है यहीं   कहीं   वो   मेरे   ख़त   जला   गया , देखो मेरा   पूरा   वजूद   जैसे    याद   बन   गया   उसकी वो   एक  लम्हे   में   […]

March 6, 2016 · 0 comments · Poetry


Sometimes the hips of our bodies do not agree. To each end of the bed we turn to face our hormones, that rise and fall, fall and rise, to our hopes and failures we encounter in dreams and visions. The early mornings arrive in time to salvage us from the […]

March 6, 2016 · 0 comments · Poetry

Happy Birthday Dear Sister

We played together we danced together We together went to school We hopped and skipped and during play We played ‘pittoo’ too At the big huge dining table We sat together and yapped. Ma helped us with our home- work  sometimes Whenever we shied from it, Teaching us a moral […]

February 28, 2016 · 0 comments · Poetry

क्यों नहीं होता

चलो  समझा  लिया  है  हमने अब   ये   दिल   नहीं   रोता लेकिन    तुम्हारा    इंतज़ार ख़त्म   क्यों    नहीं    होता उठा   कर   एक   कोने    में तुम्हारी   याद   रख   दी   है ख़लिश   फिर   भी   वहीँ   है दर्द  ये  कम  क्यों  नहीं  होता , अब  ऐसा  भी  नहीं, आदत तुम्हे   हो   बेनियाज़ी   की  सभी    से  […]

February 28, 2016 · 0 comments · Poetry

A Perky Bird

Pensively, on a wharf she stood Gazing blankly at the clear azure sky Deeply lost in her own world A sudden chirping sound pervading the serenity Brought her out of her wakeful slumber A tiny delicate bird at her feet she saw- With a perplexed questioning look It seemed to […]

February 28, 2016 · 1 comment · Poetry

The Most Important Ship In Life

Only in calm waters the ship of relationship sails smoothly But when into murky turbulent waters it drifts The entire scenario changes! A roller coaster ride it soon becomes Accompanied with volcanic eruptions   A massive earthquake Shakes the very existence of a placid life! Becoming dainty fragile glassware A single […]

February 21, 2016 · 1 comment · Poetry

गीत तो गा लूँ

गीत  तो  गा  लूँ  मगर  स्वर  सो  गये  हैं सो  गये   हैं  वादियों   में सो  गये  तरु-झुरमुटों  में पल्लवों  से  लिपट  सोये सांध्य अरुणिम  झुटपुटों  में खोल   दूँ   अनुभूति   अक्षर   खो  गये  हैं गीत  तो गा  लूँ  मगर  स्वर  सो  गये  हैं खो  गये   हैं  निर्झरों  में खिलखिलाती  उर्मियों में […]

February 21, 2016 · 0 comments · Poetry

Beads and Pearls

I thought beads were beads  And pearls were pearls But lately I have learnt That beads are pearls and pearls are beads No matter what I am told.  Lately I learnt a bitter lesson An online chain of stores Tempted me with a bright fascinating ad That I could not […]

February 21, 2016 · 1 comment · Poetry

The Earthly Lords!

A woman! A woman did you say? Yes, a woman that’s what I am And very proud of being one! It spares me from being an empty boastful man! I don’t deny there are many good ones too But the egoistic selfish ones out number them! Disrespecting women is their […]

February 14, 2016 · 1 comment · Poetry