Thursday, October 29

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Holi ..a colourful love affair
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Holi ..a colourful love affair

The unmistakable spirit of craic effervescing from every nook and cranny, the petrichor vocalism of flying colours and the gusto of minds ready for epicurean indulgence.... that's the essence of Holi and that's what I found as I stepped on to the rooftop venue where the party was hosted. साज़ भी था, मौसकी भी थी,  रंगों की चहलक़दमी भी , और हाँ, वो भी तो थी... ...इक तेरे आने की आहट  अबीर गुलाल था,  मालपुआ और कचौरी थी,  और हाँ, वो भी तो थी...  ....होली की गुझिया  गजरे थे, गुलाल था,  सपन सलोन थे, चेहरे पे सजी मुस्कान थी,  और हाँ, वो भी थी.... मधुशाला  Had a lovely welcome... pulled, poured, pushed, plunged, painted and drenched without any rule book and that's precis...
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An Evening With Romeo And Juliet

On a winter evening, that too on a weekday when the binding shackles of daily routine do not permit any abstract arty fulfilment of mental faculties, I get an invitation from good old friends to spend the evening together. My first thought was to give it a miss ...the shackles are too strong, but when Juliet came walking down the stairs from heaven, carefully holding her red glistening evening gown with pincer of both hands, carrying a moonlit glow on her tender cheeks and the beauty of smile on her alluring lips I knew my decision was right. She danced like a pro in a colossal opera, rhythmically and beautifully, along with Romeo, sending the audience whistling with the joyance of their mood. Visit to Shriram centre of arts for watching the Hindi and staging of the epic Shakespearian d...
KPS…Opening Minds
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KPS…Opening Minds

Having deprived of overnight sleep due to a sick patient in the neonatal unit and having to skip my morning OPD, I concede, I wasn't in the best of my mood for any tangible discussion. But as I always say, life is a set of choices, out of the N number of choices that every moment presents to us, we choose a particular action and that decides the fate of that particular moment, and I am truly glad that today, I made the right choice of attending the KPS board meeting. Fighting the perplexities of mind and body, I stepped into the boardroom and it came as a revelation. what was heartening was not that the meeting was much more cordial than I had anticipated neither the fact that the demeanour of board members carried a certain degree of intellectuality, what came as a revelation to me was...
Dhoom machale
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Dhoom machale

    My romance with words has gained some admirable recognition in the recent few days but little does everyone know about my fears with music, tunes have always haunted me as if aliens alluring me from the forbidden zone, that's why I was sceptical when called to participate in the musical game called 'Antakshari'. It was actually a default entry because my wife could not find a suitable candidate for her team and ordered me, I had to comply ( everyone else would have done the same ... men have limited choices). Fearing the thought that my incapabilities will surface tonight I stepped in the vibrance of the hall, a chilling wave of music rustled through the lapels of my chequered shirt cutting across it and entered directly into my unnerving heart as the singer in the m...
Special Nineteen…RU 2018
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Special Nineteen…RU 2018

  If ever there was to be a human way to transform a luxurious yet mundane hotel room into an everlasting Shangri-la, it had to be this, if ever there was to be a human way to relive the essence of five years of togetherness with twenty-five years of near total disconnect thereafter, it had to be this, the conglomeration of 19 divine hostelite souls cramped, at leisure, making the otherwise sophisticated ambience go crazy with rolling laughter that defied every norm of its own definition. They came from the different parts of the country as if pulled by a divine magnet into the black hole but there was no darkness in there. Every nook and corner of this abyss was lighted with joy and belonging. The stars who converged there had funny names junu, Gullu, Bhilai, Pammi, Ramsay, ...
मेरे हृदय की अविरल गंगा
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मेरे हृदय की अविरल गंगा

(1) नतमस्तक बैठा हूं सुनहरी सांझ के गलियारों में हृदय में अपने सृजन की विस्मित झंकार लिए, गर्भ की चोटिल हुंकारों का, विरही तन की मरमित पुकारों का, ज्वर से तपती रातों में बोझिल आंखों के करुण कृंदन का, नादान बचपन की कहानियों पर बरसते तेरे स्नेहिल चुंबन का, मेरी हर भृमित जीत पर उड़ते तेरे मन पतंगा का, और मेरी हर हार पर अश्कों से छलकती गंगा का. मेरे आने की आहट तकती दृवार पर टिकी निगाहों का, मैं साक्षी हूं तेरी हर वेदना, हर संवेदना का, तुम ममतामई, तुम प्रेरणादाई, तुम्हीं संचित मेरे जीवन के उजियारों में, नतमस्तक बैठा हूं मैं सुनहरी सांझ के गलियारों में.                                                                      ...
To Dr Seema And Sundeep Varshney
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To Dr Seema And Sundeep Varshney

" Adjustable..." his father said raising the toast "... the ease with which she has adjusted in my family besides showering me with immense love, let's celebrate that", " Thank you for being with me, I could never have asked for more" his Mom replied and he knew that they meant every word. He looked at the faces of his lovely Mom, his gracious father and those of a few close friends enjoying the festivity of the celebrations, singing, dancing and recapitulating the nostalgia of togetherness. Sitting quietly amidst the everlasting laughter and care the emblem of their love thought to capture the moments into words and frames but look at the audacity of words, they defied his command...why would they listen to him? the words themselves were aware of the huge gap that existed between the...
होली आई
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होली आई

    सुन्दर सजल रंगीले, कुछ लाल कुछ पीले, मेरे ख्वाबों के दस्ते। पलाश के फूलों की महक लिए, आंखों में हुड़दंग की ललक लिए, मेरे यारों के दस्ते। वो पुकारते मुझे, मैं पुकारता उन्हें लेकर अपनी चाहतों के गुलदस्ते। मैं मृदंग हूं, मैं ताल हूं, ठंडाई का घूंट पिये, मैं मदमस्त चाल हूं फाल्गुन की नर्म दुपहरी में, सूरज सी बाहें फैलाए, होली का गुलाल लिए, वो पुकारते मुझे, मैं पुकारता उन्हें, लेकर अपनी चाहतों के गुलदस्ते। होली के अबीर गुलालों के दस्ते, मेरे ख्वाबों के दस्ते, आये, मेरे यारों के दस्ते।। ...
Divas, Dil Se
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Divas, Dil Se

     " I saw the songs dancing melodiously in the air on the little flower petals kissing enduringly the jubilant hue of lovely cheeks,                     I saw the laughter floating effortlessly like a team of waterfowl leading you to the nest of warmth and care, I heard the magnificent rainbow colours calling you to splutter them onto the endless jibes of  alluring faces." Yes, I confess last evening, I embraced a refreshing dose of LSD...LOVELY SPIRITS OF DIVAS The cultural family meet of Gogs Divas was an enthralling experience to be lived relished and preserved.  The hall was decorated with colours and flowers, so was their enthusiasm. They served homemade 'Holi ki GuJhiya' and they relished the spirit of togetherness. They played fun games and enjoyed the ornamentat...
Love you Zindagi
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Love you Zindagi

. The glamorous metamorphosis of the spirits contained in the mortal bodies, that ordinarily moved with poise and elegance, was an enthralling visual. The thunderous roar of the thumping torso synchronising the  vibrance of alluring thighs set the ramp on fire as the jumping jollies celebrated the grand finale of their Annual Day. Extempore out burst of the energy, kept restrained by the mundane routine of the daily life, was as captivating as a rehearsed performance and the glittering glare of those sitting in the audience was as fascinating as of the ones dancing on the stage. They were all there from pediatrician to geriatrician, from the ones who specialise in fixing the bomes to the ones who loved playing with the nervous chords, all dressed in their sizzling best ready to ...