नम्रता: #Humility

Humility is knowing that you don’t know everything…

नम्रता : Haiku

असीम ज्ञान का सागर,
बहती धाराऐं,
कूप- मंडुक मैं निराधार…||


कूप मंडुक = कुएं का मेंढक

Or as they would say:-

There is so much to learn out there, a vast expanse of knowledge,

Astute teachers who are imparting this knowledge indiscriminately to everyone alike,

And I am just a naive person living within the boundaries of my own limited knowledge not realizing the actual size of it.

This post has been written for Indispire Edition 434 on When we realise that we are all tiny little dots in an enormous cosmos of stars and giant bodies, we will experience humility. And goodness will follow. #Humility by Tomichan Matheikal .

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इतने समय से लिखते हुए अब ये महसूस होने लगा है कि मेरा और काव्य का कोई न कोई नाता ज़रूर है…

इन  अल्फाज़ों  का  काग़ज़  से  ज़रूर  कोई  नाता  है,
के  मिलती  नहीं  जिसे  ज़बान, वो  अनायास  ही  इसपर  उतर  आता  है ||

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कैसे  न  लिखूं  ?

चाँद  सा  धवल  ये  काग़ज़,

बेचैन  लहरों   सी  मचलती  स्याही,

कैसे  ना  उठे  लफ़्ज़ों  का  तूफान,

हर  ज़र्रा  दे  संयोग  की  गवाही,

जैसे  रूह   को  मिल  गया  हो  इलाही,

रूह   को  मिल  गया  हो  इलाही ||

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काव्य- हाइकू

खुला  नीला  आकाश,

अंतर्मन  की  उड़ान,

शब्दों  ने  रूप  लिया  काव्य  का ||

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Gearing up for Diwali

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      Ravan was the primary antagonist in the Epic Ramayana but he was not all about negativity. He was a great scholar and a worthy opponent of lord Ram himself. There is no denying that Ravan did some good things and Ram did bad things too making both of them grey rather than black and white. Of course, one grey-er than the other but the point is that we can choose to see good in both of them. So, wouldn’t it be better if we plant the seeds of Ram in our lives rather than burning wooden Ravans. Burning effigies of Ravan may have been a custom, a symbolism but it is hardly anything more than a blob of smoke in present times. People barely know more about Ramayana than what was shown in the famous TV series. Yes, because we don’t read anymore, don’t question and that’s why we don’t know why things are being done like the way they are. So, it is more like an obligation than a celebration.

Tumultuous milieu,
Insouciant soul in saudade,
Life lost its purpose…


             The world around us is changing, so should we. I hope we decide to plant a tree instead, in the name of lord Ram, to celebrate Dussehra. Because I feel creating something is much better than killing. It will be a more constructive approach; at least a positive one and the Ram born inside us will eventually kill the Ravans in our hearts and minds  while making the city  green and clean.

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            I hope we can come up with greener ways to celebrate our festivals so we can keep the spirit alive, celebrate our rich cultural heritage and pass on this legacy to our kids with a positive message.

We just went past #Dussehra and #Durga-Puja and the fireworks of Diwali are just around the corner, here is a post from my archives portraying the changing face of festivals and the need to fix them. Hope you had a wonderful extended weekend studded with festivities and wish you a Happy and prosperous Diwali in advance. 🙂



दीपावली के शुभ अवसर पर…

होकर  विजयी  प्रभु  राम  हैं  लौटे,

के  दीवाली  का  त्यौहार  है  यहाँ, 

आतिशबाज़ी  की  चकाचौंध  तो  है,

पर  धुएँ  के  गुबार  हैं  यहाँ, 

फ़ेसबुक  दुआओं  से  सुसज्जित  है,

पर  परिजनों  का  तिरस्कार  है  यहाँ,

हर  द्वारे  दीपक  जगमग  हैं,

पर  सड़कों  पर  मरता  कुम्हार  है  यहाँ,

लक्ष्मी जी का पूजन है,

पर दहेज प्रथा की मार है यहाँ, 

के  देसी  घी  के  लड्डू  हैं,

पर  खाकर  इन्हें  बीमार  हैं  यहाँ,

पकवानों  से  फ़िज़ा  महकती  है,

पर  भूखों  की  कतार  हैं  यहाँ,

ख़ूब  सजे  हैं  चौक- चौबारे,

हर  जेब  में  लेकिन  उधार  है  यहाँ, 

दो  नावों  पर  सवार  हैं  सब,

और  जाने  गुम  पतवार  है  कहाँ,

के  हम  हैं, तुम  हो  और  दीपावली,

देखें  किस  करवट मझधार  है  यहाँ…


This post is written for Indispire Edition 90: We have been celebrating Diwali in the same age old manner for hundreds of years with crackers, oily…

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Haiku #3

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Happy Independence Day

August  breeze,

Majestic  spectacle  of  the  Tricolor,

Salute  to  the  unnamed  martyrs…



जय हिन्द

मद्धम  चलती  हवा,

बेफ़िक्र  लहराता  तिरंगा,

शत  शत  नमन  हर  उस  शहीद की  आहुति  को ||


Haiku #2

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असीम  ज्ञान  का  सागर,

बहती  धाराएँ,

कूपंन्डुक  मैं  निराधार ||


कूपंन्डुक= कुएँ का मेन्डक