Hindi Poetry

Thik Karein Hum

Aa ek dusre ko thik karein hum
Thodi dosti se, thode pyaar se…
Aa ek dusre ko thik karein hum
Thoda dil se, thoda dimaag se…
Aa ek dusre ko thik karein hum
Thoda Dhoop se, thoda chaanv se…
Aa ek dusre ko thik karein hum
Thoda hansi se, thoda aansoon se…
Aa ek dusre ko thik karein hum
Thoda kal se, thoda aaj se…
Aa ek dusre ko Insaan karein hum
Chupte hue andar ke shaitaan se…
Writing Prompts

Hey…

I can talk to trees for hours

I can hold a roundtable with dogs

I can solve an argument of bees

Buzzing around sunflowers

I can converse with a sexist rickshaw driver in his dialect

I can sing ‘Afreen Afreen’ with a taxi driver who has 5 grandchildren

I can talk to Gulzar sahaab after being a bit starstruck

I can debate with Arnab (PS: If he is sleeping)

I can fight with bhakts

I can intellectually masturbate with pseudo-intellectuals

I can hold a seminar for pseudo feminists

I can stand in front of 444444444 people after a normal panic attack

But your ‘Hey’ with three ellipses

Sends all the shivers possible down my spine…

My Inspirations

If World Loses Its Heart

If world loses its light
What will I do with morning
What will I do with summer
I will retreat in you
If world loses its colour
What will I do with dusk
What will I do with spring
I will mix with you
If world loses its melody
What will I do with raindrops
What will I do with lullabies
I will take birth out of you
If world loses its heart
What will I do with pain
What will I do with compassion
I will get free from you…

(Excerpt from the movie – Season Of The Devil by Lav Diaz)

English Poetry

Fireballs

You know what,
You are a beautiful battlefield
Wake up today
Look yourself in the mirror
Look carefully
Look in those eyes
Look till they turn into fireballs
Fireballs that dreams have ignited in your soul
Fireballs that good vibes have ignited in your heart
Now consider these fireballs as your guide
And light up your path…
Good Morning
My Inspirations

Happy Diwali

 

हमें अदाएं दिवाली की ज़ोर
भाती हैं I कि लाखों झमकें हर एक घर में जगमगाती हैं II
चिराग जलते हैं और लौयें
झिलमिलाती हैं I मकां मकां में बहारें ही झमझमाती हैं II
खिलौने नाचें हैं तस्वीरें
गत बजाती हैं I बताशे हँसते हैं और खीलें खिल खिलाती हैं II1
गुलाबी बर्फियों के मुहँ
चमकते फिरते हैं, जलेबियों के भी पहिये ढुलकते फिरते हैं II
हर एक दांत से पेड़े अटकते
फिरते हैं I इमरती उछले है लड्डू ढुलकते फिरते हैं II
खिलौने नाचें हैं तस्वीरें
गत बजाती हैं I बताशे हँसते हैं और खीलें खिल खिलाती हैं II 2
अटारी छज्जे दरो बाम पर
बहाली है I दीवार एक नहीं लीपने से खाली है II
जिधर को देखो उधर रोशनी उजाली है I गरज़
में क्या कहूं ईंट ईंट पर दिवाली है II
खिलौने नाचें हैं तस्वीरें गत बजाती हैं I बताशे
हँसते हैं और खीलें खिल खिलाती हैं II 3

                                                                                                                                                –  नज़ीर अकबराबादी 

Writing Prompts

The 2:37A.M. Brawl

It’s 2:37 A.M., just about the time when an enemy called self doubt walks into my heart to brawl the fighter within me

I pick up my phone, go on YouTube and type,

‘Muhammad Ali- The Greatest’ and as soon as he says,

‘I will show you how great I am…’ looking into the eye of his opponent,

The fighter within me gets back on his feet and knocks down the self doubt at one go,

And I wake up as a winner the next morning…

All thanks to
The Greatest

Muhammad Ali

English Poetry

Letters to Self #2 (Learn)

Learn
Learn every moment, Learn every day
Learn from your Dad, Learn from your Mom
Learn to walk, Learn to fly
Learn how to turn each walk into flight
Learn
Learn every moment, Learn every day
Learn goodness, Learn evil
Learn how to turn evil into goodness
Learn to love, Learn to hate
Learn how to turn hatered into love
Learn
Learn every moment, Learn every day
Learn how to change yourself for good
Learn everything you could
Learn from a mate, Learn from a stranger
Learn how to turn a stranger into a mate
Learn
Learn every moment, Learn every day
Learn from happiness, Learn from sadness
Learn how to turn sadness into happiness
Learn from the sun, Learn from the moon
Learn how to become both Sun and Moon
Learn
Learn every moment, Learn every day
You are a student, Life is a school,
Thus, Learn.
Hindi Poetry

Ek khat khudko (Seekh)

Seekh
Pal pal seekh, Din din seekh
Papa se seekh, Mummy se seekh
Chalna seekh, Uthna seekh
Dada se seekh, Nani se seekh
Nani ki kahaaniyon se seekh
Dada ki jawaaniyon se seekh
Pal pal seekh, Din din seekh
Accha seekh, Bura seekh
Bure ko Acche main badalna seekh
Pyaar se seekh, Nafrat se seekh
Nafrat ko Pyaar main badalna seekh
Pal pal seekh, Din din seekh
Seekh ke khud ko badalna seekh
Khud se sab kuch karna seekh
Dost se seekh, Ajnabi se seekh
Ajnabi ko dost main badalna seekh
Pal pal seekh, Din Din seekh
Khushi se seekh, Aansoon se seekh
Aansoon ko Khushi main badalna seekh
Sooraj se seekh, Chaand se seekh
Sooraj aur Chaand dono banna seekh
Pal pal seekh, Din din seekh
Insaan hi hai na,
Tu bas seekh…