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चाय और तुम

शाम के धुँधलके में
अचानक तुम्हारा मैसेज आया
“चाय पीने चलोगे?”
और मैंने सोचा
तुम्हारे लिए तो बस शाम की चाय हैं
हमारे लिए दिन शुरू करने कि वजह

काम की देरी की परवाह भी न थी
क़दम खुद-ब-खुद तुम्हारी तरफ बढ़ चले
अपनी तरफ़ यूँ ही देखा
और मैंने सोचा
तुम्हारे लिए तो ये बस चंद लम्हें हैं
हमारे लिए दुनिया को छोड़ देने कि तत्परता

घर के पास की ही उस टपरी पर
उस दिन बैठने कि जगह भी न थी
तुमने अनजाने में ही एक चिढ़ा हुआ चेहरा बनाया
और मैंने सोचा
तुम्हारे लिए वो जगह आज चिड़चिड़ी है
हमारे लिए गरमी में जैसे मनोहर छाँव

पैसे देने के वक़्त भोलेपन से तुमने मेरी तरफ देखा
और कहाँ – “मैं आज पैसे लाना भूल गयी!”
मैं, हमेशा की तरह मुस्कुराया
और मैंने सोचा
तुम्हारे लिए वो चाय भले दस रुपये कि है
हमारे लिए अनमोल

और एक यह आज है
तुम साथ नहीं हो
और मेरे हाथों में ये चाय की प्याली है
सच कहूं, बहुत सी चाय की प्यालियाँ पी है तुम्हारे बिना
और यकीन मानो मेरा
तुम कितनी भी बेख़बर हो
जानी-पहचानी चाय भी तुम्हारे साथ
एक अनजानी सी सुकून देती है
न ही वो चाय आम हैं
न ही वो लम्हे आम हैं

मैं कविता लिखता नहीं, न ही मुझे कविता लिखनी आती है. आज बस यूंही कुछ लिखने का दिल चाहा 🙂

 
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Posted by on March 15, 2014 in Personal, Random Thoughts

 

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We are so strangely Wired !

We forget that losing is just as much a part of life. Perhaps not the most fun part of life, but part of it nonetheless. We forget that we have all seen the bumper sticker that reads “Shit Happens” and laughed thinking “well ain’t that the truth”. EVERYONE fails at something, at some time. Quite aware of the feelings & pains of disappointment, we never arm ourselves with tissues and bandages. What’s it inside in all of us that makes us think “Yes, I can do this” even in the most ridiculous situations. Where do this feeling of hope stays !

We are so strange !

We forget the simplest things. We forget that the easiest way to un-complicate life is to un-complicate wants. As long as we expect the least out of everyone and the most out of ourself, things work out smoothly. We don’t have to hold anyone else accountable then. It’s THAT simple.So, what makes us burden others with our own expectations? What makes us unload our wants on someone else? What makes us believe that things that others think we don’t deserve from them will fall in our laps?

Oh Yes! We are oh so strange.

 
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Posted by on May 21, 2011 in Deep Shit, FundaBaazi, Random Thoughts

 

Modern Day Story of Rabbit & Tortoise

Tortoise and Rabbit were good friends and used to work together every day. One of the days, the topic of the famous race between their ancestors came up. A discussion ensued and they argued whether “Slow and steady win the race” is still relevant. The rabbit was far too proud to assume that any tortoise can defeat him. The fight grew more and more till they decided that the only way to settle it is a race between them. It was also decided to invite as many audiences as possible to witness the race.

The race started on a circular race track. It was decided that there will be 5 laps. The audience preferred to sit near the finish point. The race started and as expected, the rabbit took a substantial lead of more than a lap at the beginning itself. He thought he should take a nap as he could defeat the tortoise whenever he wants to. He could not find any green grass so he started thinking. Just then he saw the tortoise walking slowly but steadily. An idea came to him and he climbed on top of the tortoise’s hard back. The tortoise, a diligent fellow, wasn’t even bothered with the additional weight, for he was already used to carrying so much load. At the last lap near the finish point, the audiences were cheering loudly. This broke the rabbit’s nap and he climbed down and finished the race way ahead of the tortoise.

After the award ceremony, he was asked by another rabbit, how he managed to do what his generations were never able to do. He replied as a matter of factly “I rode on someone else’s back”.

P.S. – Blog updated after a long time. I blame Twitter. Micro-blogging have spoiled my mind against Macro-Blogging 😀

P.P.S. – The credit to the plot of this story goes to a newspaper article pointing that in today’s world a rabbit win all the races.

Till Next Post 🙂

 
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Posted by on April 6, 2010 in Deep Shit, FundaBaazi, Random Thoughts

 

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I love Rachel Mcadams !!!

Disclaimer : This post is entirely author’s opinion and supposed to be personal. Respect his feelings and enjoy the post 😛

Sure God created many beautiful women before Rachel McAdams.  But then, you always make a few rough drafts before the final masterpiece.  ~Some Unknown great writer (I will give you a hint: He writes this blog :D)

I risk saying the above quote knowing fully well that people will frown upon and there will be a lot of hues and cries of disapproval but hell, do I look like I care !!! Actually you can’t see me right now, but that’s beside the point. Anyway, just in case if you are a Hollywood movie fan and still don’t know Rachel McAdams, then you are wasting your precious time on this earth.

I won’t be exaggerating if I say that she is one of the best thing that has happened to Hollywood in recent years. She may not have an Academy award nomination(yet), leave apart winning one but who says that you need some random academy’s approval to be the best. I know that its too early to predict anything about how things will turn out for her in the future but based on the choice of roles that she has made in the past, I can say that she will continue to rule the silver screen in years to come.

Just to give an idea about how ideal an investment she is, Forbes.com’s ranked her # 3 in its Top Ten Best Actresses for the Buck List — She made $30 for each $1 paid.  She may not be drop dead beautiful like Jolie, Kate Winslet or some other FHM girls but you always get to see a different aura around her which is puzzling and enlightening at the same time.

I, for one, like her because of the way she plays her different roles so very comfortably and gets into the skin of the character. Firstly observed by me in “Mean Girls“, my liking for her blew the roof off when I saw “The Notebook“. And let me just take a moment here to say that her kiss in that movie with Ryan Gosling was one of the most sensual (non-nude) scene, ever ahh 😛

In recent times, I saw her new movies “State of Play” in which she played the role of an investigating journalist and “The Time Traveler’s Wife” which is mostly a nicely crafted chick flick.I loved the way she played these two roles so naturally. One was a serious movie which, of course, is slightly unknown terrain for her and she still manages to stand tall in front of greats like Russel Crowe and Ben Affleck (well not him that much :P).

As the Sherlock Holmes movie opens next week worldwide, I cannot wait to get to theater and watch her with the classic detective character of Doyle. The fact that she plays the character of Irene Adler, possibly the most intriguing fictional female character make it even more exciting. Needless to say, we all have great expectations from this movie.

In the end I would just say this – I know she is not the most talented or gorgeous actress around but the roles she is choosing make her one of the favorites for top spot in the years to come. Hate her or like her, the way she is going, no one can ignore her (so she is like Salman Khan)

P.S. – Till Next Post 🙂

 
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Posted by on December 25, 2009 in Movies, Personal, Random Thoughts

 

Why “Rants,Raves and Small Talks”

One of the common questions that I have faced since I started blogging was why the name “Rants, Raves and Small Talks”. Well, truly speaking, it just occurred to me subconsciously and I kept the name as it came to me. In retrospect, here’s why I think it’s a befitting title.

I don’t consider that a personal blog like mine should have a unifying theme. Although I have seen some very interesting blogs specifically devoted to the personal interest of the blogger (which of course is the popular preference for the professional bloggers) and they are unquestionably brilliant but I, for one, don’t want to write on any one specific genre but rather wanted to spread my wings in all possible directions (you see, every child is special, this kinda reminds me of Taare Zameen Par :P). A rant, usually, is not unified and can go from one direction to any other.

Hence, when I decided to pen down (rather keyboard down :P) some arbitrary ramblings because I thought that whatever I think is usually unstructured and essentially a rant.

Few more disclaimers – I don’t hail myself as a very gifted blogger, so if you are looking for something intellectually refreshing, this might not be the perfect place for you. My logic is twisted many times and so much so that it can cross limits of ridiculousness. Needless to say, I keep my blogs very light and entertaining. It also features some of my personal thoughts about subjects which I strongly feel and believe should be shared with one and all (most of these subjects are generally ridiculous). One of the benefits that I see of my blog is that I can write randomly and on random subjects. Perhaps one day, I will write on randomness as well 😛

I’m actually still learning about me. I know me as I am, but I’m still not sure who I want to be. My blog will show as I make the connection between who I am and who I want to be. I’ll talk about anything I want to, when I want to. Good, bad, boring or silly. Any topic I want to, friends, girls, boys, movies, marriage, sex, work, anything really. I can be wordy sometimes, so my posts tend to be long then. Sometimes I prefer to be concise so my posts will be short (Of course, its an obvious thing, but anyways I will emphasize. After all, it’s my fucking blog :D)

May be there can be a better title for a blog, but as for my blog, I believe that I made an appropriate choice. As a reader, you deserve to hate it, love it, or even feel indifferent and that’s your prerogative but in the end I sincerely believe that, on some level, you would agree with me.

Till Next Post 🙂

 
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Posted by on August 11, 2009 in Personal, Random Thoughts

 

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