Sunday, 29 June 2014

The Sunday grudge turned into happy timing

Today on the run was Sunday...a favorite to many including me. I find it wonderful spending time with my family on weekends and holidays, away from my hectic writing work. Unfortunately, my husband had to go out for some work. It took him around five good long hours to come back.

When it was three hours since he was gone, I started feeling anger. I grunted when he told me over the phone that it would take more time for him to return. I was waiting for him since long and there he was busy with stuffs. Anyways, I was angry, sad and dull melodramatic songs running inside my head. On the top of that, my kid announced he was hungry. I did not want to do anything nonetheless I went into the kitchen to find out the options. It was post lunch time. After mulling over  a bit, I and my kid settled down for Bhelpuri (a quickie and real time saver). As I started peeling of onions and carrots, I started thinking (I was still in the same stupor).

Why I am so angry? What is the reason? Because Sumit is not here? Yes. The same reason. But why can't I be happy? Sometimes we must be independent in terms of finding happiness. He is busy for obvious reasons and grunting about it would do nothing but spoil my time. I must turn over this sad moment into a happy one. I will sure do it.

Thursday, 12 June 2014

When anti-virus erased everything on her mobile!! :P

Recently my mother had to format her mobile. Unfortunate I know. She is fairly active on Whatsapp, Viber etc. sort of services. Thus, she was quite disturbed as every data, photo, video, message etc. is gone. It all happened because of a virus attacked on the system. Yesterday eve, we both got to talking on the subject.

I: But how did it happen mummy?

Mummy: I don't know. Some anti-virus had attacked my mobile and it erased everything!!

She was gloomy and very much sinking at her heart. She even could not sleep for a one whole night. Being an occasional devil myself, I laughed but only at her innocence and just to rectify her.

I: Mummy! Not anti-virus. VIRUS had attacked your mobile. Anti-virus helps to keep viruses at bay. 

Mummy: Whatever!! (Clearly she is still not in the state to acknowledge facts)

I smiled later on thinking how roads of life takes U-turn sometimes. Where parents teach us so many new things, we kids also get privileged to do the same in return. Now we all are forwarding previous messages, pics, videos and all to her.

Moral of the story - Download an Anti-Virus Software on your parents' mobile TODAY to give them peace of mind. 


Wednesday, 11 June 2014

Promise Yourself!

Promise Yourself!
For every tear...you will smile twice.
For every fall...you will rise higher.
For every criticism...you will improve to better;
And for every set...you will shine brighter.



Promise Yourself!
For every stabbing pain...*you* will be your sole ointment.
Even if it looks so hard...you will find contentment.
For each snide...you will revert with a true smile;
And for every stumble...you will go that extra mile.

Promise Yourself!
For every step down...you will work harder.
For each bad memory...you will invent ways to stay happier.
For each loss...you will gain yourself;
And for every insult...you will rise to become the legend.

Promise Yourself!
For every fight...more love you will spread.
For each fear...you will stop to dread.
For each wrong decision...you will be keen to learn;
And for each chaos...you will find peace of mind.

Sunday, 8 June 2014

'तुम्हारे' लिए ही तो! - एक कविता

देखा है इन आँखों ने टूटे तारों की ख्वाहिशों को ,
देखा है इन आँखों ने बिखरे फूलों की मोहब्बत को।    
और देखा है उन आँखों की झुकी शाम को, 
हंसी से उक्त चेहरे की उस सरल कोमलता को। 

आज यूँ ही बैठे अनमने से बारिश की बूंदों के साथ,
अपनी ही मस्तानी धुन में कुछ गुनगुनाते हुए। 
कि जाने कहाँ से पानी की एक बूँद मचल जाती है, 
और 'टप्प' से हमारी आँखों में समां जाती है। 
होठों पर एक मुस्कराहट सी खिंच आई है ,
जब स्मृतियाँ कुछ यूँ हाथ पकड़ कर बीते वक़्त में 
लौटा ले आई हैं .… 



ऐसा ही तो एक पल था वो भी ! 
जब हम यूँ बैठे थे उस मौसम की अलबेली शाम में ,
महकते गुनगुनाते बारिश की बूंदों के साथ, 
और तुम्हारे हाथ की बनी मसालेदार चाय की चुस्कियों के साथ। 
कि ऐसी ही एक बूँद 'टप्प' से आकर तुम्हारी प्याली में घुलमिल जाती है ,
तुम ये देख यूँ ही हंस पड़ती हो.… 
घने पेड़ों की छाँव सी झुकी उन पलकों में ,
मदहोश बना मैं खो जाना चाहता हूँ 
उमंग से लरज़ते होठों के भीगे मोड़ों पर 
कहीं गुम हो जाना चाहता हूँ।