Come one and come all,Join the call, join the call.The call of Homeland – for one and all !Join the call, join the call. Be it the ‘satellite city’ or a ‘twin-city’,One fails to comprehend the nitty-gritty.Come one and come all,Join the call, join the call. The seventh exodus is to be put for barter?And, … Read more
Always on the move,the clouds, followthe direction of the wind. Keep changing their course,color and contours;Sometimes eclipse the full moon,the shining stars up in the sky,even, the brightest sun. Sometimes, shower rains,giving anxiety to some,also, much relief to some,infusing new life in some;The clouds are never static!
2020 proved, yet again,we humans are just a pawn,in Nature’s larger scheme and plan! From across the continents,Covid -19 has played havoc,making no distinction –of any caste, creed or clan. Millions, the invisible virus, took into its fold,be them of any gender, young or old;Dears and nears have been lost,minds and hearts left with deep … Read more
Another Pandit* becomes a victim today,Not, because of the virus of Corona,But, because of the virus of terrorism,Let loose by champions of Islamism.For he refused to shun Hinduism,Continued to follow Indian secularism,In his homeland, once known for mysticism;The fountainhead of Kashmir Shaivism,Land of Lal Ded, and, they claim, Sufism. Dedicated to the memory of *Ajay … Read more
Sanitizing of hands, wearing a face mask,Maintaining physical distance and hygiene,Now becomes an essential outdoor routine,Thanks to contagious pandemic of Covid -19,Infecting nearly six million of humanity,And, over quarter of a million-the death tally.Sparing, a woman of thirteen plus a century,But, sadly, not a baby of just two days hardly;Or the one, in third day … Read more
To fetch life’s essentials,Like a few litres of milk,Delivered at door-step, daily,Just two months back, previously;And grocery items, ordinaryOr medicines when required,From a nearby market, deserted,And some vegetables – as of nowDelivered under lockdown conditions,Within complex, arranged by authority,Twice or thrice a week, hardly,Has become a big venture –Much important and dare,To be executed with … Read more
Happy Chaturdashi*To my friends, here, all.Blessed may we be,With the capability, To emulate Sri Ganapati ;And, pray, may He –The Lord, protect us all,Day, night, spring and fall. * Chaturdashi : Fourteenth day of lunar fortnight of Vaishak month of Hindu calendar dedicated to lord Ganapati / Ganesha.
“Time and Tide,Wait for none”They say,It is time for us to run,Running could be a ‘mission’,For some, merely a fun.Euphoria may have begun,Beware of any hidden gun;Check your steps, emotion. Centuries’ old suffering,Not to be undone,Ground realities can’t be shun;Remember the resolution,The ‘Margdarshan’!Of December, Ninety One,Our own place under the sun! Protect thy illustrious roots,O, … Read more
Sacrificing her siesta and hours, nearly three,Mother, hand stitches a cloth mask for my safety,After hearing Prime Minister of the country,Address the nation, 14th of April, twenty-twenty. Not that, I didn’t use any *face mask, earlier,But, then, how can a mother be surer.The mask, a piece-unique in design and quality,Another specimen of her skills and … Read more
Fell asleep, reportedly,In a New York crematory,A worker, exhausted, on a ‘bed’ –Meant to carry the dead. Reduce the increasing line,Quickly shifts, fellow worker,The ‘dead’ into chamber,For victims of Covid -19. Switches are put on,Screams the ‘dead’,Woken from slumber, deep.Within seconds, just fifteen,Reduced to ashes, shining red;The worker put to eternal sleep ? ( Dedicated … Read more