Mhara Rajasthan Ri Poem : Pilot V. Parakeet

A pilot wanted to fly away in times of international ban. A parakeet struck with his beak, Forced the plane to crash-land. (4) He knew not his destination, His passengers were dismayed, Marooned for forty days with hotel bills unpaid. (8) Kept waiting for moneybags, They never turned up. Maharani torpedoed the plan, Oh, what…

RUN FOR LIFE

Thirst woke me up at two to four, I pre-empted the bloody alarm, Parched as a desert was my throat, This rum hangover I’ve known before, Besieged liver beseeched for help, Gulped water glassfuls to ease overload, Burped aloud and rushed through the door. (7)   Began running with hard strides, Within two minutes flat…

STREAMING  PLATFORMS : Mediocrities on Offer

    I jump into streams, To scour their beds. Where is gold dust? No classics are shared. (4)   No Bergmann fests, Not Fellini’s best, Where lies Bunuel buried? Where has Kiarostami fled? (8)   In these waters only small fishes abound, Not many valuables in flotsam are found, Banks are flooded with easy…

MOOD POST OFFICE

(1) Ordeal finally over, Six! gently screams, The steadfast clock, Disinterested, unconcerned, The sincerely lazy lizard Just sleeps off. (6) Again, the sun sets, Sets to rise again, Rise in the same garb, To perform the same job. (10) Who pays the Sun? Why does it burn? Day and night, East to west, Whose race…

TIE IT TO A TETHER

A flying kite, The rising sun, That beautiful face, Her charm and grace, My wandering mind, Shall seek and find, Every jewel that Lord has made, Every joy that Priests forbade.  (8)   Sparring pigeons, Cawing crows, Grass, mushrooms, Anything that grows, MY roving eyes, Never do rest, Ever they shift, In ceaseless quest. (16)…

The Lord & His Toad

An orphaned nation was in search of a parent, People were fed up of being ruled by a Regent. (2)   They craved for an Avatar to be born in their Age – A Shepherd, their Saviour, some charioteer, a sage! (4)   Flung from the heaven for his fibs and fraud, The pretender saw…

Jacaranda: Purple Corollas Against Blue Sky (Poem)

Precious Jacaranda,Cunning and coy!How do you bloomwith such unabashed joy?Whither the sweet fragranceof thy famed name? For the lost smell,Is Purple Panic to be blamed?Neither Exam tree,nor Neeli Gulmohar,Neelkantha suits thy frame. (11,contd.) Purple corollas against blue sky, Crown is sparse and cannot hide, The glow, or is it Indigo?                     (14)   In a picture,or…

Dhimmi , Dhimmi EVERYWHERE

Dhimmi, Dhimmi everywhere, Not a drop of Dharma. Only Rent-seekers, pole climbers, Withered away all Karma ? (4) Surrounded by an ocean wide of wilful ignorance, Ever willing to surrender, Explore the scope for compromise on matters of civilization, Apologetic , guilt-ridden, Always unsure, ever unwise. (11) A millennium of servitude has killed and buried…

IMPATIENT LITTLE TOAD

  Impatient little toad , Curtly cut me short, As I opened my mouth , To break deadlock, To utter words inane, When he brutally ordained With a wave of his hand “In brief, where do we stand ?”, (8) I had nothing to say, It was small talk anyway, To fill silences deep, To…

Kashmir – A Bazaar,a Graveyard or Firdaus on Earth ?

      Ghulam Nabi is in form, Has taken upon himself to inform,   That anything can be bought, And everything is  on shop,   For sale in the Vale of Paradise , Now in a thinly veiled disguise   Of Graveyard , is actually a Bazaar, Where transactions as bizarre   As lifeblood…

The Left-Liberal Project : Humanise Jihadis,Demonise India

The term Left-liberal is used in the  Indian context .It refers to  fifth columnists who masquerade as secularists, and thrive as members of the Fourth Estate ,centre-left and leftist politicians , and thrive in academics. They betray  an eagerness to humanize terrorists, demonize the Indian state and the Indians,justify Pakistanis, portray Kashmiris as innocent, helpless…