Friday, 31 July 2015

What's your Story?

Many just can’t believe
are still shell shocked
even after a week…

Can’t simply fathom
that such a one as you
bubbling with life
24 by seven
Could  take your own life….

What happened in those
four hours prior
Or did it go
a long way before that?

People described you as ‘bold’, ‘dashing’
one with zest for life, a winner
yet… the incident raises questions
where these labels wrong? Way off?
Inside the confident exterior
was lurking a weak, frightened being?

What’s your story?
What exactly is your story?

You chose your partner
disregarding religious differences
you chose him knowing well
his profession was related to entertainment
and that socialisation and social drinking
were all part of the profession

Or were there other aspects
that led to this sorry  end?
What’s your story?
What exactly is your story?

Of the three who know the truth
You, him and God
Two are mute
And cannot speak…

Ah, it’s futile to ask
“What’s your story?”
You took it along with you
deep in to the grave.
and the truth  will ever remain
 a secret…

Wednesday, 22 July 2015

A Block Buster to Cherish- Bajrangi Bhaijan

After many many years
ventured out to watch
a movie featuring hero
whom I had'nt cared for
in the first place

And had begun to like
less and less
as the swagger increased
and the persona became
bigger and bigger
than the film itself!

yet here was a movie
reminding me of the seventees
when everyone knew
what to expect
a  'Kitchedi' of make believe
of sentiments,love, comedy,  fights
et all ,enjoyed in the dark hall
and  everyone  coming out smiling and happy!

Bajrangi Bhaijan has them all
all shades of emotions
not just violence, more violence
and still more violence...

A plot of love
'Mohabbat'of an Indian Hindu
for a sweet little Pakistani girl
who strayed  across the border
in to 'unfriendly' country'...
it features the trials that follow
as he resolves to reunite kid with family
crossing 'unfriendly''border
without visa, travel documents!

Kudos to Kabir, the director
Salman, the hero
Nawazuddin who played reporter
and the sweet little Harshita
so naughty, so innocent
speaking with her  face
and eyes alone as she cannot speak...

Tears in the eye, lump in the throat
 after a very long time
Was  I ashamed, embarrased
to be caught weak, vulnerable in public?

No, not in the least!
I was watching a Hindi movie
A true blue blooded Hindi movie
the way it used to be
the way it was meant to be
an array of emotions
culminating in a happy end!

Sunday, 19 July 2015

Lost in the Avalanche

So many forwards in Emails, messages..
one after the other
lot of them trivial
yet some of them packed with wisdom..

Before you can read one
you have many more on the plate
meaning nibble one here
half chew one there
 mostly end up  bypassing
the nutritious ones...

In a way it's sad
with so much of junk
the rice get lost in the chaff
eating more and more
gives a feeling of achievement
yet, so very little
is assimilated, digested
the good ones
lost in the avalanche!