TERE CHALE JAANE SE …

तेरे चले जाने से…. बच्चे अपने घर बसे , माता-पिता भी चल बसें, भाई-बहन पीछे छूटें, किसे मनाऊँ अकेले में अब, कौन भला मुझसे रूठे । सूनापन दिल में है मेरे, रहने को यह ख़ाली मकान, बस यादों से भरी संग चार दिवारें , तस्वीरों से भरा एक संदूक रखा। सब एक-एक करके चले गए, जीवन में अपनी दिशा चुने, बिछड़ने का ग़म उनसे दिल … Continue reading TERE CHALE JAANE SE …

Haath nahi chodna, saath nahi chodna

I read this verse somewhere on the internet – राम युद्ध में तभी जीते जब उनका भाई उनके साथ था और रावण युद्ध में इसलिए हारा क्योंकि उसका भाई उसके ख़िलाफ़ था ! The verse says it all, clear, crisp and to the point. Today on International Brother’s Day I have penned down a poetry on the feelings of a brother who’s brother is not … Continue reading Haath nahi chodna, saath nahi chodna

Dil toh baccha hai ji….

“Mummy aap Papa ko jaanu bulaate the??”, saying so Rahul, Seema’s 14 year old son started giggling. Her instant reaction at first was of denial which quickly turned into embarrassment making her cheeks turn red as she saw Rahul holding the greeting cards and letters which she used to send to her then ‘to be husband’ Vikrant during their courtship period. “Oh ho ho… miss … Continue reading Dil toh baccha hai ji….

Love is in the air…!

Brian Adam’s song – ‘Everything I do, I do it for you’, it’s one of my favorites. While cooking chicken biryani yesterday night for dinner I was listening to it and humming along. It goes somewhat like ‘ Look into my eyes, you will see what you mean to me..!’ My son said, ‘Mumma Valentine’s Day is tomorrow, please play some groovy song now, aap … Continue reading Love is in the air…!

The ‘perfect’ arranged marriage!

Timidly behind the curtain I stood, tensed and unconfident my demeanor looked, holding a tray I had to walk out, head down, gentle smile though in reality I could shout ! The entire family had to approve of me mummy said, “Behave appropriately don’t giggle or stare!” I wondered how artificial this all looked, for I was neither so shy nor that ‘good’ a cook, … Continue reading The ‘perfect’ arranged marriage!