Wednesday, June 29, 2016

A Day of Disappointments

It doesn't take failure
to ruin a day

All it takes
is too much expectation

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Mitli

ek nagar se nagar naya
ek se badhkar qile gaya
haathi dekhe geedad dekhe
nadi ke pani tale gaya

duniya ke sab kate chakkar
karne man ki akkar bakkar
ko shant nahi koi baandh mila
main agni ko chadh bhale gaya

jab chakkar aaya ulta ghooma
chakkar chakrane chala namuna
aisa zoron palat gira
ke aankhon mein andhera nira

aur haath wo aaya, halka komal
khada kiya mujhe zameen pe samtal
sthir tha mera yaar sang mere
charon oor tha ghume bhootal

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

jabse pyaar mila hai

ashaant mann ko mere
thamne ka kagaar mila hai
ek paak chehre ki kaaya
me wo aasaar mila hai

baayein hath ke adhoore chaand
ko daayan chhayadaar mila hai
pagle daayein dimag ko
baayan samajhdaar mila hai

tujhko jaise mere naap
ki razai sa sila hai
tujhko tere naap ka vaisa
mujhme bistar mila hai

ad jayein to jhuk jaye sarkaar
hum collector, ye duniya zila hai
hud hud dabangg dabangg hud hud dabangg dabangg
apne dum se har takhta hila hai

socho jo ek hokar
jawab har baar mila hai
ye mujrim kaid me khush hai
ise aisa thanedaar mila hai

ahenkaar ki haar hui itna
ishq khunkhaar mila hai
khoyi ruh ko ab hai karaar
aisa mujhe yaar mila hai

Sunday, June 05, 2016

I miss you, friend

Hey complicated friend,
how’s your complicated life?
How’s your weird, pure mind
Does it ever rewind?

Hello, good friend,
I’ve missed you now and then
I’ve missed your computer
I’ve missed your room

Do you remember mangal?
1? 2? 11…
You remember watching,
Akele hum akele tum?

I got married and all
You would’ve been surprised
And yet you would’ve not
Bet you would’ve philosophized

It wasn’t your fault,
that we didn’t do robotics,
it wasn’t your fault,
that we did nothing at all

Let’s blame it on the times,
and my cruel arrogance
My planet-sized ego,
wanted nothing if not all

Tuesday, May 03, 2016

If you're a bird, I'm a bird


It's a different feeling,
To feel another heart in you
To feel laughter on your neck
Another breath on your chest
To fill up with something, and fall silent
To think of your entire life as leading up to this moment
To feel the combined force of a past well lived,
a present warm and soft,
and a future of possibilities, in one embrace
To behave like mad lunatics in public,
making an occasional old lady smile,
and whisper to her old husband.
To crave for more time,
more hours in a day,
more brain cycles to talk about things
To talk of friends, and childhood,
and being lonely weirdos,
and touch noses.
It's a different feeling to be married.


Thursday, October 15, 2015

Adarsh Baalak

Life has been weird lately.
Reaching office on time morning after morning seems a bit out of place somehow, but I can't quite seem to place it.
Maybe it's the wholesome breakfast, the timely lunch, or the way I comb my hair straight and smooth these days.
Oh well, we shall ponder over it later, time for my evening walk right now.
*ties shoelaces properly*

Wednesday, September 02, 2015

PACHyog

bahut yaad aati hain, wo galiyan, wo ghadiyan wo mandli, PACH kundli wo shadi kavita aur fuhadta ki wo bhaav ki alhadta bhi wo cinema hall jahan baalbala ke baal pakde gaye the galti se jakde gaye the wo shikayatein ek kaviyatri ki apne bhagwaan se aur sabka apnapan kisi ke masoom armaan se us adiyal bhojpuri ghode ka hinhinana jo apne ma baap ki na mana us krishna daasi ki pukaar us jharne se barasta pyaar PACH sheher ka wo pyaar dekh duur baitha ye boodha rota hai jab log kehte hain ki wo bhagwan se do saal chota hai