सफ़र

चाहतें यूं ही नहीं अक्सर मंज़िल को तरस जाती हैं,बस्ती और वीराना दोनों मुझसे नाराज़ है। सैलाब कब का, पशेमां हो कर गुज़र चुका है, हवाओं को नजाने क्यों खुद पे नाज़ है। वफ़ा सरे राह बैठी है एक तल्मीह के इंतज़ार में, जाने तेरे रुखसार में वो क्या इक राज़ है। शायरी क्या है…

गुफ़्तगू

एक शाम यादों में , एक शाम आहों में। एक पुराना बरगद और उसपे बैठा इक परिंदा। गाँव की गलियाँ वो रंगरलियाँ, इमली के पेड़ और गुड़ की डलियाँ , एक तेरे शहर का शोर और , एक ख़ामोशज़दा बाशिंदा, बरगद टूट रहा, साथी छूट रहा, परिंदा बेचैन है फ़िज़ाओं में । एक शाम आँखों…

Euphoria Infinite

I had been a fiddle-footed gadabout especially with regards to my thoughtful sojourns in social gatherings and events but this Fais-dodo of excitement was different. I had been pulled, lured, cajoled and sculpted to make my first stage appearance in the past forty years. On that cold winter evening when the mercury had stooped so…

Norway

Just a small distance away from the north pole of the earth on a barren stretch of a frozen lake where the pearly radiance of ice illuminates the horizon like a glowing thread, I am reclining on crafty sled busy enjoying the hospitality of Angis and of Delfin, Furoe and Adrian. ” Ha Delfin Ha…Buck-up…

Hungama night

“ये मेरा दिल प्यार का दीवाना …. In that adorable ambience of Sharad Poornima night when the moon was shining with its full vitality and viridity, I stood watching the mermaids dance. But for my stupid aplomb and self control, I would surely, have loved to embrace those alluring smiles and the flexuous sheen. No!…

Thinkers conclave…Opening doors, opening mind.

“The lingering taste of togetherness that will surely find a befitting niche in our memory…” the young anchor said as I entered into an auditorium jam-packed with a spellbinding wave of enthusiasm for the grand finale of ‘Thinkers Conclave’. Earlier, before arriving for the show, I was lead by my host, the very gracious, very…

Ageing gracefully

Perhaps compare to the rest of the day, the Sun looks most beautiful in the twilight when the cloudy wrinkles enhance its aesthetic features making it glow with the trueness of its colours. Hi Shishir; Surprised? Oh! Don’t be. My voice sounds a little shaded yet so familiar. you should look at my picture, the…

Bark For Heart

Oddity has a way of attracting attention and surely a canny-canine like him couldn’t help smelling the nefarious intention behind this walk for health shit, so he barked. TOM wasn’t just an ordinary dog born yesterday, he had seen this luxurious lifestyle dig deeper into the urban human lifestyle. since the time he was born…

2.1… Mission Aborted

The odds were strictly against him, one in a million chance, especially with the past experience of several failed attempts by his ancestors to explore the unmanned territory but he was hopeful, rather confident. The backup team had worked very hard. All preliminary and advance level testing were in place the launch pads were checked,…

All in a day's work

The distance was hardly a concern, just about two and a half kilometres that too on a recently decked up masterplan motorway, of course, you got to accommodate the rainy day disasters, the popped up blisters of sewage flooding the sideways of the main road but that’s true for any Indian road and any Indian…