21 Mar

Saurabh Kalia and the martyred men – in search of justice?

Quite a few days back I got an email from a former classmate presently working in Hyderabad in a company called Google. It was one of those chain mails that keep crossing the cyberspace defying all laws of physics - there is no kinetic friction to slow down the messages. I am reproducing the message for your reading pleasure: Being an Indian, I request you to read this mail to the end... Lt.Saurabh Kalia of 4 JAT Regiment of the Indian Army laid down his life at the young age of 22 for the nation [Read more ...]
20 Mar

Maaf karey mujhey mere khuda

Maaf karey mujhey mere khuda, Aaj barson baad dil mein ek dard sa utha hai, Kambakht dard ney kuch behaal sa loota hai, Kuchh is terah mera tan man bheega hai aaj, Ki mera zarra zarra kaamp reha, Kuch zukham jamraj sa paley laga hai, Meri khokhli is zindagi mein kuchh bhuchaal sa utha hai, Ek aandhi jaagi hai, ek kahar sa utra hai, Kisi gandey chuhey ney mere jismo-jaan ko kuch is terah kutra hai, Ki chin gaya hai woh eklota khaab... Woh khaab jo aaj Sawan mein bheega kampta ek parinda hai, Maut [Read more ...]
19 Mar

Na kaum kahey na watan…

Na kaum kahey na watan,
Yeh khoon sey latpat khanjar –
Kaun iska baap kaun iski maa?
Bhula do ye bandish merey yaar;
Khuchh aur bhi zaroorat tumharey is khoon ki!
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Language: Urdu
Date: Mid-march
Place: Mathikere, Bangalore
Occasion: Ad copy against suicide-bombings in Iraq – test assignment by Abhijit!

18 Mar

Aaj zindagi ka daawat mila hai

Mano chandi ki chhati sey pani par Chinaar ka patta gira ho, Os ney mano aaj dil ka darwaza khol diya, Mano aaj saawan bichhrey yaar sey mil raha ho, Mahina bhar sukhey gale ney lee aaj angrai, Eid mano aaj jhoomkar baras raha ho. Kehar barsai aasmaan ney; par aur nahi, Aaj dharti ki chhati cheer kar hariyali muskurai. Ek paudhey ney dujey sey keha, “sunharey din phir laut aye”. Chaudah baras beetey, Pushpak ki makhmal Ney aaj Bhagwan key chhalon ko bhar diya. Suni aakhon ney swaagat mein aaj [Read more ...]
17 Mar

Woh aag bhi kaisi jo sulagti nahi aandhi mein?

Woh aag bhi kaisi jo sulagti nahi aandhi mein? Jo pighal kar sinkur jaye, raakh main sama jaye? Jo jaga na sakey merey andar tapti krodh ko? Jo vasm hokar udey, aankhon mein ghuskar rulaye - Nahi par hilakar merey dil ko, Bus mano ek chinti ghus baitha ho kisi kamzori par, Aur kaat raha ho mujhey andar hi andar? Kaisa hai woh chot jiska jawab na main de sakoon? Kaisi hai woh jwala jo bujhkar sulag na sakey? Kis hijrey ki chot se mere asoon nikley? Uth ja aye andhkar key chaaploos, Zara dikha ki terey [Read more ...]