Monday, August 28, 2017

If I were

If I were a cricket,
I would have screamed it all out,
At least when they slept!

Monday, August 21, 2017

Resonance

The sound of smooth rain
The thought of you
They rhyme.
Then resonate.

Pimple

I get pimples no more
I get nothin' no more
Life's back to normal
Dream is over

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Are you mine?

When does someone belong to you?

When that one belongs to you,
In theory and for all practical purposes?
Or
When that one belongs to you,
In theory and not for all practical purposes?
Or
When that one belongs to you,
Not in theory and for all practical purposes?
Or
When that one belongs to no one else,
In theory and for all practical purposes?
Or
When that one belongs to no one else,
In theory and not for all practical purposes?
Or
When that one belongs to no one else,
Not in theory and for all practical purposes?
Or
When that one has a wish of belonging to you,
In theory and for all practical purposes?
Or
...

Is theory so important?
Is practical purposes so important?
Is belonging so important?
Is me being yours so important?

Is it not simpler to give up yourself, to the one, and live?

Filler

तुला ती सापडेपर्यंतची जागा.
त्यात माझं मोहाचं झाड कसं मावेल!
आधीच वळवायला हवं होतं.

Wants

I am a baby.
I want to hold on to
That last thread
Of that coloured corner
Of that setting sun
Between us.
Babies are selfish.

So much

And then we missed us so much.
And then we remembered us so much.
And then we became memory.
And then all was settled.
So much.
For a correct life.

Saturday, July 8, 2017

Ek

चोरलेला क्षण चोरीला जातो,
साक्षात्कार होतो,
मोक्ष एकेकट्याचा!

Friday, July 7, 2017

Merry mostly, sorry silently.

It's easy to decide. 
Once you firmly decide. 
Just that you also have to decide
To cry silently on what you decide.

...

If this is just a filler,
For any one,
That be you. 
Hurt of hurting,
Would be worse,
For me.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Dhadaam!

धडधडाम् धुडधुडूम् धडधडाम् धुडधुडूम्.
माळलेल्या मोगऱ्याला जुईचा वास!

धडधडाम् धुडधुडूम् धडधडाम् धुडधुडूम्!

Dear H & W

Dear Husband & Wife,

I have been wanting to write this since long. Want to share whatever I have understood about having a baby in a couple's life. These are delicate times for the couple and if not taken care of in time, they can miss out on the joy of awesome and stunning and wonderful child growth process!

A baby is a bundle of joy, happiness, love, etc is true. But it also brings with it a lot of issues.

Many of the issues arise because of inequality. Pregnancy, child birth, feeding is so much about only the wife... The husband cannot do any of these even if he wanted to. Even if the husband promptly wakes up at night for every cry of the baby, it is the wife who has to do the needful. Biologically itself, the situation is extremely unequal, already. That is, it is quite natural for the wife to get a feeling of suffering more than the husband.

It is of utmost importance that the husband does everything possible to reduce this feeling in the wife. Cooking, cleaning, making baby food, washing, bathing the baby, waking up every time the wife has to wake up, trying to give as much time as possible, just being around the wife, acknowledging the inequality with words, etc could be a possible list of things to choose from.

The wife too, has to accept that the inequality is biological, and hence can never be fully removed, hence she cannot compare the husband's commitment with hers. He cannot be rated on the same scale as hers. Take it easy.

Having a baby could be about a complete change of mode. From husband-wife to father-mother. Mentally. It should ideally happen automatically. This change could manifest in the daily routine, daily duties and tasks, when you wake up, what you do before going to work, how much time you spend on yourself, how long you sleep, how many movies you watch, how many parties you attend, etc. All of these suddenly become baby-centric. If you are still following the same routine as before, something might be wrong!

Please note that I am not talking about people who think that the child is its mother and both grandmothers' responsibility. Neither am I talking about tribals. I'm talking about city dweller working couples living on their own, separated from their ancestors. Where the husband and wife both want to resume working as soon as possible. Where the husband and wife both believe in a liberal value system. Where the husband and wife both share responsibilities at home. Where the husband and wife both are still in love, with each other.

H & W, if both of you fit the criteria mentioned in the above paragraph:
H, if you haven't been fully into father mode yet, for whatever reasons, please start now. It's never too late. W, if you're a still a fighter, for whatever reasons, please stop now. Now is not the time! :')

Good luck!

Monday, June 19, 2017

A wish

Here's a wish.
It's a wishful wish.
A very wishful wish.
Of a free world.
A really free world.
Really really free world.

Of ego problems.

Oh I wish.

Utopia

My Utopia.
Is the best Utopia.
The most perfect Utopia.
The ideal Utopia.
Really.

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Angle

Last evening was all rest.
Three of us with the sun all set.
Watch! Crescent on the west!

Tomorrow, will it be a bigger one?
Yesterday, was it a thinner one? Or there wasn't one?
One noticed the evident though- below the crescent is the sun.

It's all about the angle, said the learned.
That the sun, the earth and the moon have made.
Wider the angle, more of the moon will be seen lighted.

They're rising and setting, rising and setting...
Who's rising first and after how long the other is following
Is what this angle is informing.

But, like many other things, the angle's not perfect.
Like the 0 and the 180 can have some north-south gap left.
Thus eclipses aren't fortnight-frequent.

That's fine, the smart one interrupts.
What's with the original questions?
New moon is past or future, who answers?

They twirled round and round,
And thanked god for what they found,
That all celestial objects have the same sense of coming around.

New moon is when the sun and the moon are 0-angle aligned,
But the moon keeps travelling around, to be kept in mind.
So the next day sun will rise just before the moon, right? Ahem! Please rewind!

The hot one rewound at level best-
New moon is history, with a crescent on the west!
But a crescent on the east means new moon's coming up next!

And then they lived.
Happily ever altered.
The sun-moon-earth-hot-smart-learned.

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

कधी कधी एवढं bore होतं...

की...

कविताही कराविशी वाटत नाही!