Thursday, June 16, 2016


Hum poochhte rahe, rehguzar se manzil se pataa
Ab hum kya kahein, jab manzil hi pataa poochhne lagey

Monday, June 6, 2016

Sorry I Am Busy: Ode to my heart's unfulfilled desires

Bade dinon se ek khayaal aa raha hai, 
Door se, dhund mein, ladkhadaye.
Magar masrufiyat hamari dekhiye,
Us tak uthkar hum bhi jaa naa paaye.

Tuesday, January 14, 2014


Starry lamps, reflecting in your eyes
In the moon-dust my body lies.

You lead me to your secret bowers
Of cobalt and turquoise-blue flowers.

In every fall and swell,
There are a million things to tell.

But you sing to me in silence.
You dance to me in silence.

Our timeless conversations flow.
Of truths and mysteries we know.

You drift me away
You ask me to surrender.

You lead me deep
You lead me far
You lead me

And I don't ask

I simply follow.

14 Jan 2014

Thursday, May 9, 2013


You stand out among colleagues and cut a fine impression.
The kids are great at school, moving on with determination.
Your files are in place, the food is too!
The kids are learning guitar and some pottery too.

Week to week, month to month, you all are mostly busy;
I wonder if you ever get time to even look around for me.

I talk to the plants when I water. I talk to the walls when I clean.
The duster is my closest friend. And so is the sewing machine.
But I wish they could talk back, perhaps hug me sometime.
Wipe a tear or two – or just ask me if I am fine.

No, I am not complaining, not saying quit things for me
I have no one to share my heart with, that’s all I want you to see

In your swanky corner office, when your shirt is looking fine
I just want you to remember, that gentle hand was mine
When you take a break, and enjoy a hearty meal
My joy of cooking at 6am is all I want you to feel

You see I am ok, doing what I do
But a loving smile, and some warm words, is all I seek from you.

 This poem made it to the Top 10 at the Creative Online Poetry Competition organised by ‘The World Renewal', a prestigious monthly publication of the Brahma Kumaris organisation. Yay! 

Sunday, November 27, 2011


Hamesha mere paas apni saheliyon se
Ek odhni kam rahi
Ek choodi kam rahi
Bas dil mein khushi rahi

Phir ek din dil khaali ho gaya
Ab bahut der ho gai daddy! Ab kya karoon?
Kahaan jaaoon?
Yahaan meri jaan ki keemat nahin...
Meri odhni ki keemat nahin, kuchh lal hai to paani hai
Meri choodi ki keemat nahin, awaazein toofani hai
Aapki pyaar bhari do baatein hain daddy, aur yaadein aani hain

Magar chhoti abhi nahin samjhegi
Ho sakey to, usey ek choodi aur dila dena
Himmat karna, apni awaaz utha lena
Us ghar na byaahna chhoti ko
Ke jinki niyat dil se khoti ho

Na keh dena daddy unko

Kahin chhoti bhi aise door na chali jaaye
To jab tak zinda hai, kyun na dard se khaali ho jaaye?

This post is happy to be part of the ‘Men Say No’ Blogathon, an initiative by What’s this: 25 November to 10th December is the International 16 Days of Activism against Gender Violence, an international campaign that was started in 1991. The 16 Days run from November 25, International Day against Violence against Women to December 10, International Human Rights Day to symbolically link violence against women and human rights and to emphasise that such violence is a violation of human rights. Blogathon is running in solidarity with this global initiative. Read more entries to the Blogathon at Join further conversation on &

Tuesday, November 22, 2011


Aaj subah ek chidiya ko tehni se tehni jaate hue dekha
Koodte hue, chechchehaate hue dekha

Maano subah na hui, jalsa hua koi
Ek din aur udne ka bahana hua koi

Aaj ek chidiya ko nayi subah se nayi umeed lagaate dekha

Wednesday, September 21, 2011


Jab kabhi haar ke tera sarr jhuka
Tujhe lagaa tera raasta yaheen ruka
Raat kaali, din bhi khaali
Har dua bhi toone kar daali

Tabhi agar tu sarr uthaye chal diya
Khuda ke naam sab kuchh kar diya
Agle kadam se aage tu na jaayega
Kyunki agle kadam pe tu khuda paayega