आज भी याद है मुझे!

आज भी याद है मुझे!

वो तेरी पहली आहट,
वो तेरी पहली मुस्कराहट,
वो पहली बारिश जब था हाथो में हाथ,
वो ज़िन्दगी जो जी है तेरे साथ!

आज भी याद है मुझे,

वो तेरा कभी चुपके से चुम जाना,
और कभी कस कर बाहुँ में सिमट जाना!
वो तेरा हर काम छोड़ कर चाय पीने आना,
फिर मेरी हर उलजन को पल भर सुलझाना!

आज भी याद है मुझे,

वो मेरे लिए पूरा सहर पर करके आना,
पर न जाने के लिए तरह तरह के बहाने बनाना,
वो तेरा बेवजह मेरे लिए गलियाँ में चक्कर लगाना,
मुझे सहर दिखने के लिए तरह तरह के प्लान बनाना!

आज भी याद है मुझे,

वो मेरे लिए जल्दी उठ कर कुछ बना कर लाना,
और मेरे न खाने पर चुप चाप अकेले आँशु बहाना
फिर मेरे मनाने का इंतज़ार करना
और ना मना पाने पर खुद मान जाना!

आज भी याद है मुझे,
तेरा मेरी आँखों को पड़ जाना,
दर्द में भी मुझे हँसा जाना,
वो तेरा मेरी बातों पर रूठ जाना,
फिर हँसी के पीछे गम छुपा जाना!

आज भी याद है मुझे,

वो मेरे तेरे सेहर से जाना,
तेरा वोः आँशु छुपा कर मुझे विदा कर पाना
फिर मुझ से मेरे लिए ही लड़ जाना
और बहाना बनाके मेरे सेहर मुझसे मिलने आना!

आज भी याद है मुझे,

वो तेरा छोटी छोटी बातों पर खिल खिलाना,
वो तेरे साथ दुनिया को भूल जाना
वो हर मुश्किलो में साथ निभाना,
वो मुझे सबसे अछि तरह समज पाना!

याद रहेगा हर पल जो बिताये संग तेरे,
साथ रहूँगा हर पल में तेरे,
दुनिया के इन् रिवाज़ों में चाहे ना बना पाया तुझे मेरे
पर तेरी हर ख़ुशी हर गम में साथ दूंगा में तेरा!

आज भी याद है मुझे!

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Agnostic Verses…

Agnostic Verses V

“Work for making people around you happy rather than trying to make may-be-or-may-not-be existing God. Because even if He exists, you won’t be able to see His smile before you die and if He doesn’t exist, you would regret wasting time when you were alive!”

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The Dark Side of World!

The world where,
Net neutrality concerns more than gender equality,
And people are judged based on caste, colour and sexuality!

The world where,
Rape victim dies and rapist gets the fame,
Not delayed justice but rapist interview is considered as national shame!

The world where,
Sports-person are respected more than Army Generals,
Corrupt politicians kill honest officers yet shed tears at funerals!

The world where,
People support fasting politician more than dying farmers,
And each year, budget gets more focused on making armours!

The world where,
Terrorist killings are questioned more than horror and religious killings,
And money has all the power and honesty has lost its meaning!

The world where,
Reservation are given based on caste rather than money (income),
And public events will all kind of swearing words is considered as funny!

The world where,
Life has become cheaper and religion is way to get into fame,
Death is a political issue and politics is just a blame game!

I just hope, one day before I give up I can see,

The world where,
Humanity is no more a stranger and politics is more than a game,
People cannot be bought and politicians are no more national shame!

The world where,
Life gets its value and the world gets its pride,
Enough of roller coaster, let’s take the world to a smooth ride!

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इंतज़ार – The wait!

गुज़रती तन्हा रातो को,
सुबह के साथी का,
इंतज़ार !

सहमी सी इन आँखों को,
किसी की बाहों का,
इंतज़ार !

अंधेरो में भटकते इस राहगीर को,
मंज़िल की रोशनी का,
इंतज़ार !

बरसते मोतियों को,
एक छोटी सी मुस्कराहट का,
इंतज़ार !

हर पल हारते इस खिलाडी को,
एक जीत के लम्हे का,
इंतज़ार !

मासूम थकी हुयी इन निग़ाहों को,
माँ के आँचल का,
इंतज़ार !

हर एक दुःख के लम्हे में,
ख़ुशी के एहसास का,
इंतज़ार !

असफलताओ से जूझते इस इंसान को,
उम्मीद की एक किरण का,
इंतज़ार !

इस इंतज़ार के इंतज़ार में टूटती सांसो को,
फिर से जी उठने का,
इंतज़ार !

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Another Valentine: Another Love Letter!

It’s been almost 8 months when I last wrote something but what could have been a better occasion than the day of love (Okay, I know it’s almost the end of the day but it would have never mattered even if I would have posted it in the morning as you all guys and girls were busy planning for the day) to re-start what I loved and others hated. But the problem is what to write about. I can’t write better than my own first ever love letter (A love letter – the confession of a lover) and I won’t be able to re-iterate the feeling of how to celebrate it in the Indian way as I did it in 2012 (Valentine Day -Lets give it an Indian touch). I tried to outclass myself in 2013 (To Valentine – With Love) and then again in 2014 (To Valentine – A Love Letter) but seems to be futile. But then I feel even if words fail to express, love keeps on growing each day, each second. So this letter is dedicated to all those girls who failed to recognize their prince charming. (Now that’s a different matter of fact that no girl will ever accept that she actually failed)

Dear Valentine,

Sometimes I just wish I could have placed a camera in each paper to capture your expressions while reading these letters. May be you would be angry or you might smile or after all these years, you might be confused too that who the hell is he. But your each moment is a memory for me which I have always loved to capture and preserve.

I don’t even know if I ever loved you and in fact I always kept on thinking how to know if someone really loves you. In life, the hardest thing is to give up your own dream to fulfil someone else dream. And if someone is ready to give up his dream for yours, probably he loves you. And I didn’t even have a dream until I met you. I never cared for destination as long as you were there with me on my journey.

You might be thinking if I was so much in love with you why I have never expressed it. That is the problem with good guys. They are never taught to express and accept their feelings. Even when they get hurt, they are asked not to cry but to suffer the pain. We are the one who made to believe in the quotes like ‘If you really love something, let it go. If it comes back to you, it’s yours. If it doesn’t, then it was never ’. And then we just watch the bad ones taking away our love and we keep listening to the song, ‘Let her go’ in loop. Apart from it, I always believe the one sided love stories are the best amongst all. It’s the love without lust, unconditional, without any expectation and complains.

But this letter is not to express why some things never happened but it’s to make you remember that if you ever get into any difficult times, remember there is still someone for whom your smile matters more than anything else. Your happiness is still the part of someone’s prayer. Someone was more than happy to know that, even if for a shorter period of time, he was the reason behind your smile. Someone was proud to be the one whom you believed is never going to judge you and you can be what you really are. Someone who would always cherish each memory of yours whether it was your scariest feeling or most idiotic thought you always kept on sharing.

I always knew one day I will have to start all over again a completely new life with new people in a new city with the memories of past. And someone has very rightly quoted, “Everyone has their own Robin – the person that you loved very much, but you cannot be with. And whoever you’ll meet, whatever you’ll do, nothing will be like it would be with Robin.” But till that day, your dream will be mine.

Happy Valentine! Miss you as always,


P.S.: As always, this is completely imaginary post for an imaginary love which no one ever imagined. I am as single as always with no intention to get into love.

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2014 in review

Sometimes its necessary to look into the past to get  motivated for future 🙂

Here’s an excerpt:

A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 1,300 times in 2014. If it were a cable car, it would take about 22 trips to carry that many people.

Click here to see the complete report.

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25+ unmarried IT guy…its no more “Happy” Birthday!

Tons of wishes, lots of gifts, delicious cake, endless chocolates, world class celebration, birthdays were the days which almost every kid look forward to. Probably the only day when he is the center of attraction for whole world (ofcourse, for a kid his family and friends comprises the world), the only day when to distribute the chocolates he can go near to the prettiest girl of his class, the day when he can be the colorful while rest of the school is in black and grey. But as you grow older, the cakes are no more delicious but effective cosmetic product for facials; sweet chocolates are replaced with sour peanuts (popularly known as ‘chakna’) and the glasses filled of ‘roohafza’ are taken over by bottles of beer! And if with great conspiracy of almighty, at one of your 25+ birthday you decide to get blessing of your parents forgetting with a blessed family comes free advising neighbors, you realize sometimes for the same aunties and uncles who used to get more excited than you on your first birthday, your birthday is no more “Happy” celebration time. Its time to give you a reality shock which you might not have faced even after hundreds of tequila shots!

At your 26th birthday, if you are still unmarried IT guy who haven’t seen any country outside India, for your neighborhood aunty there might not be any poor unhappy pity guy than you in this world. If you are an engineer beware, this aunty is smarter and more dangerous than your college HOD whom you thought to be the guy straight from hell. The questions are trickier than job interview and one wrong answer can lead to hours of lecture!

Everything starts with a smiling “Happy Birthday” wish and a follow up question, “Kitne saal ke ho gaye beta?” And if you 25+, probably this is the last answer you will be giving with a real smile on your face.

“Aunty, 26!”

And then comes that pity look which will scare the hell out of you and makes you to think “Did any priest predicted at time of birth that m gonna live only for 26 years and this is my last birthday! Oh God! Are you going to call me? Aunty, say something!”

Aunty: “Oh beta! You are 26 and still in India. It is almost 3 years you are in IT, did you never got an opportunity to visit America? That Mr. Verma’s son, the year he joined IT, he flew to America !”

Every place outside India is not America, aunty. He went to Qatar, where he was not allowed to roam after 6 in evening and his was more worried about coming back than staying there. But all this you can just keep thinking as you never get a chance to speak!

“And that sunny, he is too flying to America for 3 years! But only if you work hard, you will get a chance. You have to be good performer to get such a chance. Also, work on your communication, they don’t send anyone with bad English to America”

Aunty, I was one of the best performers for consecutive 2 years, what good you want me to do now. And good English, are you kidding me! The guy who used to ask me to frame his introduction mail, the only English words he knew were Yes, No and Sorry is working in one of the best cities of world! But its better to be silence than to offend by contradicting the ‘gyan’ of ever intelligent aunty.

“So beta! From this birthday take a pledge that you will work hard and will go to America!”

Pledge!!! God, this has to be stopped!

“Na aunty, I had an opportunity, but I wanted to stay in India…” And even before you finish, you will hear the thunderous laughter you might have ever heard. You are looked as if you are Rahul Gandhi who just told that he had an opportunity to be PM but decided not to! And that laugh will make you speechless! But your aunty is never gonna be questionless and thoughtless!

“Okay! Leave it beta.”

Thank God! If it would have continued for one more minute I would have filed a petition to Indian government to declare offsite IT guy as ‘minority’ and asked to grant special benefits for us.

So have you started looking for a girl for marriage?”

Damn! Not another one!

“No aunty, as you said, I have to work hard, so working on career” Yes! Now I can make her speechless. But wait, did I?

“Rehne do beta! You are in IT, living away from home since last 10 years, definitely you must be having a girlfriend. Something is fishy, tell me, I will talk to your mother!”

Look at me aunty, the after effects of 10 years. Hairs on the verge of getting extinct, the body can’t shrink further, the eyes can’t see the world without spectacles and if it continues, sooner I will be offered a role of ‘zombie’ in Hollywood flick. And you are asking me about girlfriend!? But answering an aunty’s question leads to another unanswerable question. So the best thing is find an excuse to run away!

“Arey aunty, mummy ko doctor ke pass le jana tha, will catch you later!”

So guys! Sometimes its good to be alone than to be at home! And just for reality shot, if you are a 25+ unmarried IT guy, there is not gonna be anymore “Happy” Birthday! 😀

P.S.: The above mentioned narration is completely out of imagination and has no relation with me or my birthday. But there are chances that this can be the real story of one of my friends 😛

P.P.S.: With a blessed family, comes free advising neighborhood!

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