High Rise Grave

Far above the ground, a high rises lonely balcony…he sits On the top but all alone Fresh air, clean air…no fragrance He watches the sun go down, And looks at the people on the ground Dwarfed by the distance, crawling like insects He has risen from that dust and grind …

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That’s what Love is!

That I know you, is not enough And, that you know me is also not the end But, that we know each other like we know ourselves- That’s what Love is! That you can satisfy me, is not enough And, that I can fulfill all your desires is also not …

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Best Wishes – A Poem in Hindi

My parting wishes to an old friend… चींटियों सा कभी रेंगता है, तो कभी लेहेराते दारिया सा चला जाता है वक्त तो हाँथ में रेत जैसा है, न जाने कहाँ से निकल जाता है कल था की तुम मिले थे, आज है की जा रहे हो जो वादे किए थे …

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उसका चर्चा सारे ज़माने में है

Just something that popped into my mind recently… उसका चर्चा सारे ज़माने में है, क्या जिंदा दिली उस दीवाने में है. कहीं से कोई दर्द दिख न जाए, येही तो मज़ा उसके छुपाने में है. शमा को अपनी रौशनी पर गुरूर है तो रहे, इश्क में जल जाने का गुरूर …

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Being a part of any change

I received an interesting comment from a very close friend of mine… “Today’s Times of India has 2 pieces of news, front-page – in big print: 4 out of 8 richest people in the world are Indian; not Israelis, not Arabs, not American, not British, not Sudanese, not Japanese, not …

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The Importance of being an Indian Communist

Right at the onset let me say that I have great respect for Bengalis and this article is in no way meant to ridicule or belittle West Bengal’s (WB) great cultural heritage and its proud yet polite “Bhadra Lok”. Gopalkrishna Gokhale said that “what Bengal thinks today, the rest of …

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Principles & Ideals in Summer

Teenage can be impressionable and interesting part of one’s life. Especially, if growing up in dynamic and continually changing country like India. I was 15-ish in the summer of 1990… That year saw one of the most serious upheavals in India’s political history in recent times. A bill had been …

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The stories that I have heard & what I understand from them…

India has been the land of stories from time immemorial. I believe that the Indian tradition believes a lot in story telling as they can be a good way of passing knowledge from one generation to another. I have yet to meet an Indian whose life has not been influenced …

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Journalism at its Worst

I read this article at NDTV.com, I am absolutely incensed with the comments made by the author and I am amazed that the editors of NDTV have allowed this to be published. Perhaps, they also believe in the same concepts that the author presents in this article. Absolutely tragic!! So …

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Death of a Nation-State – Elegy for Uttar Pradesh

Uttar Pradesh chief minister and head of the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) Mayawati sent her private jet to pick up a pair of sandals, according to leaked US diplomatic cables. US embassy cables from 2007 to 2009 released by the WikiLeaks website in recent days describe Mayawati, 55, as “a …

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