Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Mujhe syaahi ​ka rang ​bana de 
Pannon mein ghul mil jaaun
Mujhe gilaaf mein kahin chhupa de
To shaayad tujhse mil paaun 




Tuesday, July 25, 2017

GULZAR

 
Aaj ka din gulzar hai koi

Khushboo se ladaa, rangon mein sanaa
Aur ek bhavra, gulon pe fanaa
Lambe chalte raaston pe ik choti pagdandi
Abhr mein lipti, phisalti, khelne se gandi

Aur ek shaakh, pairo pe ruki
Fakhr se khadi, par sajde mein jhuki

Aaj ka din gulzar hai koi 

Mila puraana yaar hai koi

Thursday, June 16, 2016

IS THIS WHERE I WANT TO BE?

Hum poochhte rahe, rehguzar se manzil se pataa
Bhatak to tab gaye, jab manzil ne pataa poochh liya

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 hamari masrufiyat pe gaur farmaayein,
Ki us tak uthkar hum hi jaa naa paaye.

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

OCEANARIA

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


HELLO! ANYBODY HOME?

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

DADDY VERSUS DAHEJ

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 www.mustbol.in/team-blog. 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 www.mustbol.in/blogathon. Join further conversation on facebook.com/delhiyouth & twitter.com/mustbol.