Thursday, September 21, 2017

गुमशुदा सूरज

हर पुराने शहर के 
साये में 
डूबता सूरज 
ऐसा लगता है 
बस कि 
डूब गया !
अब कभी लौटने वाला है 
या कभी भी नहीं,
शाम वापिस करेगी 
उसको या 
बाँट देगी कहीं 
तिनका तिनका ?
छोड़ जाता है
कुछ सवाल 
कई याद 
डर कितने,
पुराने शहर के 
दरिया में 
गुमशुदा सूरज ! 

Sunday, September 10, 2017

A column from Rajwada, Indore

कहीं पत्थर में इन्सां हैं, 
कहीं इन्सां में पत्थर हैं.

Sunday, September 3, 2017

Earth on Earth!

I believe alien life is quite common in the universe, 
although intelligent life is less so. 
Some say it has yet to appear 
on planet Earth. 
- Stephen Hawking

Friday, June 30, 2017

Cambodia - 7

And the most majestic of all the experiences,
seeing world's largest temple complex
Reaching before dawn, seeing the sunrise there, 
and seeing the ancient Hindu majesty unfold...
Cambodia, you are dearly missed!

Monday, June 26, 2017

Cambodia - 6

And interestingly, despite the recent history of communist violence 
and damage to many ancient monuments, 
Cambodia has built newer ones too.
This was a recently built Hindu-Buddhist temple.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Cambodia - 5

The dances are not as great as Indian classical dances
but they are equally ornate.
Also, the dancers are called Apsara (meaning a divine nymph).

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Cambodia - 4

Another beautiful aspect of Cambodia is 
their art and craft work.
The range of artifacts and artisans in the workshop
and the details by the excellent English speaking guides
made us want to buy so many of their pieces.