Aug 17, 2017

Important ain't a Thing

The luscious rose gardens that you laid
The six yard drapes or the twisty braid
The games of love & lust, you played
To lock me up, in your fancy cage
But it's my song. To my tunes, I played..
Important is not, what you men made...

Its the change, now you see in my chase

The push I made, all through this phase
It's the free motion, in swing of my thumb, 
That tells u, NO, I would be no more, numb
No more tricking me, into another facade
For I have those bills, last month you paid
For the spas & dinners, with women you had
This time, I am just sorry. I am no more mad...

It's not a solitaire, with-all-that-bling

Or the silken scarves, to which they cling
That pricey linen, that you always bring
To make your way, through my G-string
Let me confess, had it been better, a fling 
Oh Darling! since important ain't a thing...

Its the persistence in my stare,

With the waves, riding my hair
Its the freak, in my tone
That which shivers your bone 
No feeble shrills, No fancy drills
I know what you've been up to
For your want of, cheap thrills 

It's the respect that I sought, you chose to ignore

While narrating the tales, of your female folklore
But baby, do hear me, just one last time
My whims & fancies don't cost a dime
I tried being there for you, all this time
And you just took it, with a dash of lime

Now I owe myself, the curves on my lips

I taught myself, how to park my ships
I love it way more, in these solo trips
I can rip my jeans and ignore your quips
I am in high spirits, now being this single woman
My glee, you see, doesn't need the arms of a man 

It's the power of my smiles

My journey, all these miles
Its a teeny-weeny toast, that now I rose
With the group of friends, I only chose 
And do notice my sleeves, the way I roll
The roast I send, enough to tickle your soul
My freedom I define, it's the way I host 
No more, chained by your foghorn boast 

My choice, My voice, My freedom I reclaim

As I throw off your ring, not worth the pain
Its my happiness pervert, that you cant bring
Honey, hope you got, 'Important ain't a Thing'

Aug 14, 2017

Krishna Katha

The word "Krishna" or "कृष्णा", has a beautiful connotation to it. My memory of Krishna stretches back to as old as some thirty years. Without consciously attempting or acknowledging, I had literally assumed the favorite pose of Krishna. Be it temples, or general conversations,school punishments or assembly gatherings, waiting in queues or any activity that demanded me to be upright, I was always standing cross legged as if ready to play his favorite flute aka 'bansuri'. The best thing, in the growing up years Mahabharata & Bhagwad Gita shlokas added more information to my repository of Krishna, 'the unconscious love'. In grade third or fourth, I got to know my adorable grandma shared the same name. And thus this saga of unconscious love for Krishna, started. When i was in my late twenties, I started visiting ISKCON & learnt further about him, his beliefs & teachings. Krishna, is absolute happiness,pure bliss. One look at him, and the only emotion that encapsulates you all around is a pristine ecstasy, a soul quenching happiness & a super illuminated smile. Such is his, aura. It's on this auspicious occasion of Krishna Janmashtami that I would love to share with the world, all that I got enlightened to, in these years:
  1. Our mind can be the best friend yet the worst enemy. Master it right!
  2. This mind is fickle and so, it won’t obey us but every time, it misbehaves, let’s not forget to use the intellect at our discretion and balance it back.
  3. With good work, you can be sure of never coming to a bad end.
  4. Set your heart upon the work, not the reward.
  5. To always live in freedom, never get attached to results. The action as a result, won’t cling to you either.
  6. We are made by our beliefs. As we believe, so are we.
  7. Austerity of speech consists in speaking truthfully and beneficially. Avoid speech that offends.
  8. Know that the three gates to self –destruction are Anger, Greed & Lust.
  9. Only when we can give up all attachments, can we really love others. This is the kind of love that is pure and divine.
  10. When we can truly empathize with others around us, we attain a state of highest spiritual union.
  11. Let not ego, envy, greed and lust be your guiding forces. Act with compassion, devotion, humility & love.
  12. True knowledge and Pure Love can only be attained by a Human being.
As I grow and go, I will keep learning, deciphering & submerging my soul, in this purest form of eternal happiness. 

Radhe Radhe! 
Happy Janmashtami 

Aug 9, 2017

सब बदले से लगते हैं

मैं ....
यूँ ही नहीं कहती,
सब बदले से लगते हैं, मायने.......

मैं यूँ ही नहीं कहती....
कि मायने, बदल गए हैं अब 
दिल दुखता है सोच के, 
क्या होगा रब ,इसका सबब ?
सब बदले से लगते हैं, क्यों ये मायने ?

वो शब्दों के हों अर्थ, 
या कि....
वो इंसान की जुबां हो ,

वो शब्दों के हों अर्थ, 
या इंसान की जुबां हो ,
नहीं कोई तरकीब, जिससे
सच की कहीं ,पहचान हो ...
न आये ,जो यक़ीन, 
तो खुद से तलाशो .........
अपनी ही उँगलियों से.

तुम खुद तराशो.
खुद कि ही नींदो में, तेरे सपनों के मायने, 
या फिर यूँ उलझे ?
उलझे से रिश्तों में, अपनों के मायने,
सब बदले से लगते हैं, क्यों ये मायने ?

वो तो जानते नहीं, थे 
इजाज़त के कायदे....

वो ,जो जानते नहीं हैं ,इजाज़त के कायदे, 
रसूख़ की ,मीनार से ,देखना चीखेंगे...

रसूख़ की मीनार से चीखेंगे, 
घुंघट के ,बुरके के फायदे 
क्या करें?  
वक़्त की नज़ाकत से ,जुड़ें हैं अब.
जुड़ें हैं अब ,सारे आबरू के वायदे .

हौंसला कर, ज़रा पूछो .....
ज़रा पूछो, सियासी पहरेदारों से
क्या होते हैं यहां ,इज्जत के मायने?
कुछ पोशाक संभालेंगे,और...
मुस्कुराके नज़रें गिरा लेंगे  
फिर पैमाने ऐसे बाधेंगे, की 
शर्मसार कर दें ,खुद  इनको ..
आज इनके की,आईने 
सब बदले से लगते हैं, यूँ ये मायने..

शोर की आवाज़ में, 
वो गुमसुम खड़ा है सच...

शोर की आवाज़ में, 
वो गुमसुम खड़ा है सच,
ख़ामोशी को कभी देखा है, ऐसे बाज़ारों में ?
क्यों मायूस है वो, हुकूमत के साये में ?
यूँ ही नहीं लगते हैं अब ,बदले से ये मायने ...

कभी आरंभ के ,
तो कहीं अंत के मायने, 
स्वतंत्रता के,
और प्रजातंत्र के मायने ...
सब बदले लगते हैं....
क्यों बदले लगते हैं?

हो रसूल या संत के सामने ,
हो रूहानियत का जिक्र ,
या इबादत के मायने....
शफ़ाक़त से महरूम हैं, 
आज शराफ़त के मायने 
जैसे किसी दायरे के हों फिक्रमंद...
सब बदले से लगते हैं, क्यों ये मायने ?

रहीम के, राम के,सम्मान के मायने 
कब जुदा हुए,यहां ईमान के मायने ?
गीता के और क़ुरान के मायने 
देश भक्ति, राष्ट्रगान के मायने

क्या आज इंसान से भी ऊपर हैं ?
देशप्रेम के,और हिंदुस्तान के मायने ...

यूँ ही नहीं कहती, मैं ....
यूँ ही नहीं कहती, 
मायने बदल गए हैं अब,
वो जो साथ थे हमारे, 
कितने बदल गए हैं सब ...