Tuesday, October 30, 2012

दुबई - Dubai

दुबई रातको जगमगा उठती है 
सितारों से शायद होड़ करती है 
इसकी चमक को क्या नाम दें
सूरज तो ये नहीं 
फिरभी तारों को छुपा देती है

Dubai shimmers at night 
perhaps, it's competing with the stars. 
What name do we give to its glitter? 
It's not the sun and yet
it hides the stars. 

Tuesday, October 23, 2012


The sun doesn’t brag that it’s bright,
a bird is not vane in its flight.
A peacock doesn’t boast of its dance,
a swan has no conceit in romance.

The sky is not proud of its size,
nature doesn’t say it is wise.
What good O’ man is your pride?
Beware! It's taking you for a ride. 

Saturday, October 13, 2012

When was the last time?

When was the last time
you felt in your prime,
smelt roses in a garden,
danced in the rain,
saw the freedom in a child’s smile,
spent a moment you wanted again,
told yourself ‘it’s fine’,
felt like you had all the time?

When was the last time
you watched the crimson sunrise,
and the serenity of the sunset,
saw the soul in a dog’s eyes,
made a grand day for someone
through random act of kindness,
felt a moment to die without regret,
felt you’ve realized your purpose?

When was the last time
you felt bliss all around,
you chose to not judge,
from goodness you didn't budge,
danced like no one’s watching,
felt pain without suffering,
believed you were truly rich,
ambled around bare-feet?

When was the last time
you took a deep deep breath,
ran till you almost died,
felt so good you cried,
acted out of your mind,
let out the inner child,
bathed in the sea,
or just somersaulted?

When was the last time
you had goose bumps,
made peace with yourself,
forgave others and thyself,
said hello to your soul,
truly followed your heart,
went beyond me and my,
asked yourself ‘who am I?’

When was the last time
you simply hugged yourself
or hugged a tree,
felt truly free,
drove a bicycle,
rambled without a cellphone,
wallowed in the sand,
or kissed the moon?

When was the last time
you saw a rainbow,
slept on the grass,
rolled over a slope,
jumped many stairs,
chose stairs over escalators,
watched the glory of an eclipse,
guessed the shapes of the stars?

When was the last time
you laughed and cried at the same time,
climbed a mountain,
opened your arms to the breeze,
blessed every moment,
jumped with joy,
heard your echo,
felt good about letting go?

When was the last time
you stuck your neck out a speeding train,
you did not hurry,
nor give in to worry,
sang in the shower,
hugged a stranger,
you loved yourself
and just sat still?

When was the last time
you felt your oneness with all,
you felt truly blessed
and saw a win in your loss,
to no-one in particular
said a heartfelt thank you,
felt there was nothing to do
only to be?

When was the last time
you did something for the first time?