Thursday, 29 November 2012

Eyes of Sun

Adore those eyes which close and bring the deity in this dusty world
The goddess no more wears the veil, with beauty unpolished
she works in the field, washes near the river
hides near the cowshed, writes beside the lake.

She sometimes look at the sky only to find her own thoughts, her mind dances with its single presence.
She delves deep into self; loves, imagines, satisfies
She becomes cheerful without reasons...gets sullen with them.
She loves to love, each time crashed, mocked, ridiculed, used cruelly
But invincible, shameless to stand again with the same maiden coy.

I saw her often in those mustard fields, tiny diamond shining in her nose ring
With her careless fingers she touches the tip of the flowers in those windy fields
Her yellow robe gets merged with the furrowed land covered with small flower buds
And she gets absorbed with the ripe sunlight in her darker orange frame.

Sunday, 25 November 2012

Leaving the entity



A Hindu bride and Muslim groom or the vice versa. Quite common in today's society and widely accepted too but how much it's accepted throughout the country? How much our inner self could accept it, must be a issue to demand review.

When you are in true love with the person does his or her religion really matters? What is religion? Is not it related to your whole entity? While waking up from bed, unintentionally or habitually the eyes go to the calender hung in the corner and unknowingly you make a gesture to worship Lord. While touching other person's feet, while leaving the home, while celebrating the festivals, while addressing people, while loving them. In each nook and corner religion takes its unavoidable shape. Then why to leave it ? why it can not congregate the two souls, why it becomes the biggest reason for separation of the loving birds?


And moreover, love is the name of giving. Love can not be selfish enough to take away your entity. The thing that nourishes you, lulls you, makes you a complete individual is must be dearer to you like your own mother. How can your mother be snatched away from you on the name of love. Love can never tell you to stop loving the other persons only because you are in intimate connection with someone special.



While talking about this topic, the film that comes in our mind is Maniratnam's 'Bombay', a story of a Muslim girl and Hindu boy. In history also there was king Akbar who was a great conqueror but he did not forcefully conquer a lady's soul. He married Jodhabai but made a temple for her daily puja in the palace. But may be small city and villages' mind is not liberal enough like that of the great person. True religion teaches us to honour other religions too. Like Shakila's children in 'Bombay'. They had a combination of Hindu and Muslim name. When we are living in a secular country, why a Hindu bride and Muslim groom can not tie the sacred thread in the temple together. What a lovely scene it will make when the Hindu groom will ring the temple bell and his Muslim bride will touch his elbow. They will put the chadar together in Dargah and take the round of the temple yard hand in hand. When that day will come when every village and city will be lucky enough to witness such a beautiful view. Hope, that morning will come ever. 

We completed 60 years of independence but could not independent our mind from that traditional conservativeness. Lets hope , that bright morning will come one day when the future of a boy and girl will be fastened together on the basis of humanity,  not on separatism.

Friday, 23 November 2012

A song for which I wish an auto replay button

Best Foods for perfect skin

Something near to supernatural



Though the incident happened a long time ago, it never got a chance of being depicted, at least in text.


While sitting in the college staffroom , my new Keralian colleague looked fixed at my forehead for a certain time and then asked abruptly, "have you ever seen ghost'?


It made me remember of one incident of my college days. It happened nearly at the time of my second year examination.


It was the time of Bijaya Dashami which takes place just after Durgapuja and everyone visits their friends' and relatives' houses and a refreshment party is thrown and none leaves the place without a lot of gossipping and devouring delicious snacks. On that day, I was totally alone in our apartment as my parents went to one of our relatives place and my sister went to her friend's house. I was studying attentively in my room ( which I used to do only before the examination). After sometime, I started to feel some uneasiness, an unusual kind of fear and shakiness was grappling me. I shifted place and came to the hall with all my study materials. The reason was from the hall, the entrance was near, and in any case, I can open the door and call my neighbour. But that uncanny feeling persisted and after some time that horrific incident took place which still brings me goosebumps.


I stooped down to see some study material and at that time, I could see from the corner of my eye that someone stood still near the door of our master bedroom. It was a woman with white saree and red border and her curly hair was let loose and she had a big red coloured bindi in her forehead. I quickly looked up, and there was nobody, but each time I was looking down to my book, I could sense, she was there. I tried to accumulate courage and continue study but in vain. After sometime, I realised that not a single line is read by me and I am only perspiring heavily. I called up my sister and told her to come back immediately. She was having some pretty good snacks at her friend's place and till now she makes fun of that incident and complains that how many delicious snacks she had to leave only because of  my silliness.


I could never say any because it's a reality about 'all ghost stories' that those who experienced, they only believe and others make fun of it.



Tuesday, 20 November 2012

Quite Predictable

It's quite predictable why only a day before Ajmal Kasab's hanging, India voted against abolition of death penalty at UN. Read the full news...courtesy NDTV.

United Nations: A record 110 countries backed a resolution voted every two years at a UN General Assembly committee calling for the abolition of the death penalty.
The vote tears apart traditional alliances at the United Nations. The United States, Japan, China, Iran, India, North Korea, Syria and Zimbabwe were among 39 countries to oppose the non-binding resolution in the assembly's rights committee.
Thirty-six countries abstained. Norway, which played a leading role campaigning for the resolution, said on its Twitter account that the increased support was a "great result".
At the last vote in 2010, 107 countries backed the resolution.
France's new Socialist government has launched a campaign with other abolitionist states to get the full General Assembly to pass a resolution in December calling for a death penalty moratorium. Though such a resolution would be non-binding, diplomats say it would increase moral pressure.
A world congress against the death penalty is to be held in Madrid in June.
According to the United Nations, about 150 countries have either abolished capital punishment or have instituted a moratorium.
Amnesty International says that China executed "thousands" of prisoners in 2011 though exact figures are hard to determine. It says that other countries put to death at least 680 people with Iran, Iraq and Saudi Arabia major users of capital punishment.
Amnesty says that progress is slowly being made however.
Even in the United States, Illinois last year became the 16th US state to abolish the death penalty.


The problem of having a spine is, its only presence hurts.