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Raksha Bandhan - Jiski Bahan Nahin Hoti.

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रक्षा बंधन - जिसकी बहन नहीं होती। Raksha Bandhan - Jiski Bahan Nahin Hoti.
Raksha Bandhan is an Indian festival of brother-sister love in which sister tie a rakhi (sacred thread) on her brother's hand and wishes for his long-life while brother promises to protect her and take care of her in every possible way. Sadly the country which celebrate such a unique festival reports incidents of Honor Killing and has a high rate of crime against women. Lets pledge to respect each women equally this Raksha Bandhan as a mark of  honor for your sister. In this Hindi Kavita (Poem) I have tried to express what all those devoid of sisters are missing in their life. It is also reminder to all those who have sisters but take these advantages as granted without caring for their sisters.  Happy Raksha Bandhan to all.




सूनी कलाई, सूना बचपन, सूना आगन हो जाता है,
जिसकी बहन नहीं होती सूना उसका जीवन हो जाता है। 
Suni Kalai, Suna Bachpan, Suna Aagan Ho Jata Hai,
Jiski Bahan Nahin Hoti Suna Uska Jeevan Ho Jata …

Zakhm Jhele Dagh Bhi Khae Bahut

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ज़ख्म झेले दाग़ भी खाए बहुत। Zakhm Jhele Dagh Bhi Khaye Bahut. (Enough Insulted, wounds tolerated too much.) - Mir Taqi Mir.
A love composition by Mir Taqi Mir - Zakhm Jhele Dagh Bhi Khaye Bahut which describes various aspects of love is translated by me in this post. Mir one of the stalwarts of Urdu ghazal writers describes that he was repenting giving his heart after seeing insults and wounds but even then he was enjoying everything about love. The ghazal is elaborated in detail at Mir's Zakhm Jhele Dagh Bhi Khaye Bahut.  


ज़ख्म झेले दाग़ भी खाए बहुत, दिल लगा कर हम तो पछताए बहुत।  Zakhm jhele dagh bhi khaye bahut, Dil laga kar hum to pachtaye bahut.
Enough insulted, wounds tolerated too much, By attaching heart I have repented too much.
जब न तब जगह से तुम जाया किए, हम तो अपनी और से आए बहुत।  Jab na tab jagah se tum jaya kiye, Hum to apni aur se aaye bahut.
You went away according to your wish, From my side,I have visited too much.
दैर से सु-ए-हरम आया न तुक,   हम मिजाज़ अपना इधर लाए बहुत।  Dair…

Mother India Smiled.

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Mother India Smiled.

Patriotism is a word which hit our ears when national festivals like Independence Day or Republic Day are near or when there is some national disaster like terrorist attack or floods affects the country. India is a diverse and developing nation which requires this patriotism throughout the year for economic,cultural and social development of the country. But Sadly that doesn't happen and we forget our nationalism in front of region,religion,caste or color.

Although there is negativity all over but some recent incidence shows that all his not lost. At such moments Mother India don't lament on her condition. Giving away your life is not the only symbol of your patriotism, completing your duties as a citizen honestly is also patriotism and a greater one because you need to practice it daily. I am putting here some recent incidences here in the form of a poem which displays such patriotism and brings smile on face of mother India. Happy Independence Day to al…

Nonet : Love - Hate

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Nonet : Love - Hate
A nonet has nine lines. The first line has nine syllables, the second line eight syllables, the third line seven syllables, etc... until line nine finishes with one syllable. The one to nine syllable poem is called a reverse nonet. Here is the combination of both as an Hour Glass poem.




When someone's happiness becomes your, all blessings in their life you pour, their each action you adore, with them you never bore, felt pain when apart, then hold your heart, because this, is called, Love. Hate. when you, understand, no one to trust, having life to rust, spoiled every relation as friend you have gathered none, no place is reserved for the one, Neither on earth nor in the heaven,



Haiku : A Friend

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Haiku : A Friend


Who? Except a friend when the world left you aside, rooted on your side. 
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None but a good friend, without changing who you are, accept you at par. 
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