The Strays On Road

The strays on the road; We never know how much They have to endure. Homeless they live; The brunt of every season borne stoically. Their bodies hardened to defend, Every virus, disease reduced to irrelevance. Through hunger, thirst, danger thrust on them by speeding vehicles, They live on. Never bitter, Never gloomy, Never looking at … Continue reading The Strays On Road

One Day

One day, A patch of cloud Broke free and set out. Riding the wings Of the friendly breeze. Curly and dark, Like your beautiful locks, It came and curled around the sun; Just like your locks lay Spread out over my face One day. One day, A chance encounter At the riverfront. You and I, … Continue reading One Day

Height

Higher and higher Is what every human desire; Wonder what is it That entices them to climb Above the level ground? Probably it is the view- Everything looks smaller as one climbs higher; Giving a false sense of pride, In considering self bigger Than the world around. Perhaps one feels a thrill in heights. Probably … Continue reading Height

The Sphinx…

Amidst the most desolate landscape; Where the weather is harsh, unfriendly. You have chosen to place me- For what purpose? What intent? In which hour of day did you conceive me? Did I intrude into your sleep As a nightmare, most grotesque? For centuries, have I sat outside the pyramids. Did you conceive me as … Continue reading The Sphinx…

The Lighthouse

Look at my hues earthlings, says the sky, decked in mesmerizing hues of orange. The sky however is moody; changing colours on it’s own whim and fancy. Sometimes it is sombre and grey, sometimes dark and menacing and at times bedecked in hues that can give even the most beautiful maiden, an inferiority complex. Through … Continue reading The Lighthouse

In Panda Land

“Sirs! I wanted to make you aware that you are now entering the habitat zone of the Himalayan Red Pandas”! We were on an adventure trip through the hills of North Bengal and had made a brief halt to let our motorbikes cool down a bit after tackling the arduous climb up the hill slopes. … Continue reading In Panda Land

Encroachment

At the crossroads I sit Wondering-a la Robert Frost? Who knows what the future has in store; With the humans Inhabiting every inch of space. Threatened we feel every moment; Which tree is felled next? Which river or lake waters turn toxic And the fishes that we hunt Are all dead; Leaving nothing to feed. … Continue reading Encroachment

A Child at The Taj

There stood the monument, poetry carved out in marble and emitting mesmerising music when twilight hues play on it. The shades at twilight bathing the white marble in its hues had such a sublime effect that one couldn’t help but stand gaping at the monument. The monument dedicated to memory of the emperor’s love for … Continue reading A Child at The Taj