" It's the same land, the same sky, but perceptions differ
it's the same road, the same turn, but journeys differ. "

Friday, 9 December 2011

2011's on run!

hi frns! long time! but a whole plethora of exams were lined up!  but now i'm back with full throttle!! it's already December and now only a few days remain for us to bid adieu to 2011 - the busy year!! 2011 has kept me on tenterhooks throughout and these last few days don't seem to deviate form the usual.....:-p

it's been a helluva time, seeing my transition from third year to fourth of engineering........ all of a sudden future looms dark..... job, career, masters , goal, achievements.... all these things go round n round in head and around coffee tables for discussions! hehe........ but i have been  having a gala time with frns....... these are going to be my best memories! with friends and family...i'm living it up to the fullest!! we will be students no more at this time next year...and before we lose this precious phase and part of life.....we want to soak ourselves completely in its demeanor and magic......... :-)

writing has taken a backseat since past few months but i'm definitely going to go back to it as soon as i get some quiet and patient time ...... January looks like a good time......

meanwhile i have read a good number of books this year and continue to do so right now.........
rest all is in peace...i'm in harmony with myself, content with my life and happy with the pace...... bless all. amen.

Monday, 17 October 2011

hi friends. i did mention about a blog that i had created some while ago. but, i have taken it off now. just this. and yes, if you are interested in knowing why haven't i put up some new couplets then let me assure you that they'll be up soon........actually in the past few days i have penned everything in hindi and i am not so confident with my hindi writing. hehe...so thought that not taking a chance will be good with this thing. anyway, keep giggling guys coz life's short and smiles and laughter only makes your living much more easy,much more easy......auf wiedersehen! :-)

Wednesday, 5 October 2011


hello all.
much time passes by between my consecutive posts. agreed. but as they say,what meets the eye is not always true. sometimes i'm absorbed in my own thoughts, sometimes i struggle hard to find time. sometimes i sit in leisure, not doing anything. sometimes i simply don't have anything to get started about. sometimes i have a helluva lot to write but can't fathom enough words which would express my state....sometimes i simply mirror my being into the words that echo here. it's all about time and situations. past few days have been troublesome, terrible if i don't fake it.. much to my agony, but life never stops! does it?? testing times are ON and i,being the silent observer i am, am trying to see straight and go straight. anyways.....i am longing to put up something good and fun here! hope to do that soon......meanwhile friends, i have started another blog besides promenade.....the links to it's posts are shared on the right side bar........the blog goes by the name- ...Digging Inside...
the interested may roll through it sometime.....

Friday, 9 September 2011

"It's the same sky, the same land but perceptions differ.
Iit's the same road,the same curve but journeys differ..."
People of both nations- India and Pakistan are home to people with similar facets despite their dissimilar names. People there long for freedom as do the people in India. Freedom to voice their views. Freedom for women to step out of home fearlessly. Freedom to dissect the ignominous face of abysmal poverty. Freedom to cross borders without being scrutinized through those torrid eyes which consider us potential terrorists. Freedom to chase corruption out of their country. Freedom to see their children playing happily with children baptized under other religion. Every family has its everyday fights; insignificant and significant, striving for a better life, a better future. The common man, the hoi polloi does not want war. We want peace and bonhomie. We want a future that would reflect the past, the history of 19th century...ONE  country, the golden bird, may be a INDISTAN or PAKINDIA..... On the signing note I  would echo the sentiments from a popular bollywood film-
 "panchchhi, nadiyan, pawan ke jhonke.......
koi sarhad naa inhe roke....
sarhad insaanoen k liye hai....
socho, tumne aur maine, kya paya insaan hoke......"

Saturday, 23 July 2011

“aaj bhaagne ko ji chaha hai
is ajab-gazab si duniya se
jhilmil jhilmil ummedo se
toote, bhikhare kuch sapno se
veeraane se band kamro me
ojhal hoti hasti se
gumsum, chup chup in adharo ki
ankahi, dabayi kuchh baato se
dhundli kuchh beeti yaadoen se
hasti roti barsaatoen se
muskurati, ithlati angdayi ki
pyasi, utsuk saugaatoen se
bheege mausam ki nam aankhoen se
behte girte is pani se
aaj bhaagne ko ji chaha hai
is ajab-gazab si duniya se…..”

Tuesday, 12 July 2011


When I had a happy bunch
Trust crippled me…

When I needed to express
Words crippled me…

When I wanted to run away
Sensibility crippled me…

When I vouched for freedom
Responsibilities crippled me…

When I intended to fly high
Love crippled me…

When I wanted to cheer sly
Expectations crippled me…

Forever through my life,
The one I looked up to
That friendship crippled me……

Friday, 17 June 2011

Unkempt life...

hello.....there are times when i see people doing well for themselves and their families...n i feel that if this guy/girl can do it,i too can do it! i am not that gone-case! then their are times when i feel that i can never make it to a decent place which could earn great pride and respect for my parents...then there are times when i feel life changes, may be a year from now and i will start seeing those changes around me....maybe life won't be that dull..maybe life won't be this unkempt.....maybe it would be fun and easy going still.....as it has been for the most part of my life........final year makes everybody restless and curious! i am no exception. the tingling thought that next year, this time i would be a student no longer ..... it shudders me and excites me, both leering simultaneously.... the rounds of various forms, exams and results will start soon and life is going to be upside down...untill of course the day which would see light in the fact that i am at least employed somewhere, earning something for myself and family, doing something worthwhile with my life whose most part has been a waste....

i have never been an extraordinary child or even an informed child....
when i passed tenth and parents asked me what option i was considering, i said science coz it seemed to be an automatic choice....back then i din't know abt the various options various courses u can opt for after twelfth.... i thought a child with 91% in tenth ought to be in science and so i landed up in the science section of school...... but by the time i completed my twelfth it got to me that i wasn't cut out for this......science couldn't do to me what literature could.... science was awful whereas literature was awesome! i tried my luck at convincing parents but may be i wasn't very persistent or may be my appeals weren't too strong and so i was left here, doing engineering.....EC. well....this aint too bad though...somethings are great to read,to know,to work on..but mostly it's a responsibility to complete this degree that makes me study during exams....... now with one year remaining in this tetrad, i am again at a loss of thoughts,the same way as i was after tenth or twelfth...... i don't know what will i do or where will i ultimately show up after i am done with this degree course...... but i have some positivism too....... given the optimist i am, i take myself to be at some decent place doing some fruitful work and making a mark slowly......a few years from now..........

all my mates are facing this dilemma....iam no different.....hoping to see most drems fullfilled......hoping for the best......all my dear friends......i just have to say that this anxiety, this restlessness is natural....but don't let it burden you or depress you.......all of us have a long way to go...and insha allah,we will go the happy ways!

Monday, 23 May 2011


Go tell them, I won't fight with my own brethren

    Less my mother will be hurt.

Go tell them, I won't kill the vigil humans

    Less my soul will spurt.

Go tell them, I won't divide this land and sky

    Less I'll be deprived of nature's beauty a sly.

Go tell them, I won't murder the humanity

    Less, never will forgive me my Deity.


This country is one; its people are one.

Our land is one; our home is one.

Our dharma is one; our karma is one.

Hindu is one; Muslim is one.

Love for God and power is one.


Go tell them to stop this tirade

    Against mankind

    Or they will have to suffer humility.


Tell them to stop terrorism

    Or they will have to fight the unison.


Go tell them to stop totting their gun

    Or WE will rise and

    Kill them as ONE!!!

Saturday, 21 May 2011


life took a u-turn and i am back here! doing something that gives me immense joy! writing....n blogging for the 'connect' to remain here forever......

i ought to confess that my last exam is remaining yet so i need to rush and pick up my books, but i'll be back soon, with a few new pieces of 'unkempt prose' fondly known as 'my poems'...:-)


Thursday, 10 March 2011


hey folks! how have you been? long long time!
i am really not sure if i have some 'real' followers or not but being a blogger i sense the need of apologizing as  i have been damn callous about promenade this year......but what to do yar!! this sem's getting on my nerves already! it's hardly the second month but our university is playing havoc with us! already a short semester, it has been made even shorter...leaving no room for our beloved PL..(read as preparation leave)...a PL of  8 days. can you believe it!!! it took me moment to sink in the news...:-( i hope this sem doesn't turn out to be a disaster! i so dearly hope this!.....i won't cook excuses,i'll be direct. forget me friends. until my final exams get over.......will miss this place dearly! but it seems high time for sorting my priorities......

Tuesday, 8 February 2011


hi folks! it was on Jan 4th i created my last post! long time! but ever since that day i have constantly been on my toes! hopefully this weekend will see some new post...:-) prose or so..... 

a lot of things are playing on my mind these days, from politics to sports, sports to studies, studies to time crisis and time crisis to future! uff! and the BIG question! when are we getting our fifth sem result! if anybody cares to believe, trust me, among all the semesters i have completed, fifth was the one in which i slogged out days n nights in December (i.e. during the exams; that is the only time i study my engineering books.) the most! and again, if u care to believe me, trust me these were the worst papers i sat through! whom should i blame? my luck? no, not that. me? but hey i did prepare well! i really was in a good position but may be i need to rethink over what went wrong. as of now, the  "great expectations" are heading to a downfall....:-( 

anyway, sixth sem is very interesting! busy? yes! absolutely! but i am loving it! let us hope to rock this! 'thumbs up'!

Thursday, 6 January 2011


An octave of periods at school
Followed by grilling tuitions pool
Badminton and dancing sessions in tow
Abreast with every news, wretched brow
Ceaseless sessions of books, classes and training
Gulping down the knots of ache
A timid little child wants to think
If only perfection could get some respite…..

Mugging notes, penning theses
Grasping basics, doing lab pieces
Sitting through a tandem of exams
Sweating nights marked by tension and psalms
Sitting by the window, a ‘bright’ young mind wonders
If only success could get some respite..…

Rearing children, raising a household
Doing dishes, cleaning, meals and mould
Caring for and teaching the young, the art of living
Making love to serve her husband beseeching
Connotating with a machine, a silent woman contemplates
If only my rights could get some respite..…

Tackling the office hoopla all day long
At home, doing the regulars along
Many schemes, many policies, many funds
Redeeming future and building present bunds
Burdened with responsibilities, a man yearns
If only obligations could get some respite..…

Multiplying trends, prying privacy
Blooming fashion, abundant diplomacy
Dying rituals, dying culture
Defying traditions, falsifying propulsion
Astonished by the changing times, an elderly pair of eyes feels,
If only modernization could get some respite..…

Several scams, several scandals
Heinous rapes, undying crime blunders
Honor killings, fetus dumping
Corrupt system, burgeoning terrorism
Witnessing the grim reality on television
An avid, an eager youth longs
If only my nation could get some respite…..

From the undying glances and crisp ooh-aahs
Constant murmurings fill as the air pooh-paahs
When a girl and a boy go places together
They become a sensation, no bother!
Gazing deep into the eyes of each other, both try to fathom why,
If only love and emotions could get some respite…..

Toiling in the heat and cold alike
Laying the bricks and mortar on the road
Reminiscing over his constraints and plight
Wondering what the day’s earnings fetch?
Will they suffice the needs of his family etched?
Brooding in the daylight, a laborer gasps
If only poverty could get some respite…..

Sitting in a plush office, conference ongoing
Bone china and files, the table adorning
Away from home, lovely children and wife
Filing tenders in the business beehive
A rich veteran silently ponders
If only making money could get some respite..…

Racing to reach the pinnacle of success
Every man changes, owing to worldly demands obnoxious
Innocence, honesty, patience, all virtues denounced
Sighing, where the world is now pronounced!
Digitalization and greed rampant, observing, I wonder
If only development could get some respite…..

A thousand awry emotions!
A bundle of propositions!

In today’s pacing life, humanity lost
I only dream, how at any cost!

I would express. I would care.
I would give. I would sleep.
I would smile. I would dance.
I would love. I would live.

If only living could get some respite…..
If only I could get some respite…..

A man of Deeds...a living inspiration- Tiwari uncle

   Simplicity and sacrifice are rare virtues in present times. I find myself lucky to have known a person who has exemplified both these traits in his own plain ways. From the first memory I have of him, what I recall is that I must have been some 5 years old He is a tall man. Built - light. Hair - pitch black. Dressing - plain enough to be similar to the ones which our actors from the olden days did. White shirt, black pants. Half sweater to shield from the cold. Smile- as simple as that of a newborn. Language tone- Hindi with a tint of eastern UP tone. Name- Mahashay Tiwari. That is how I picture my uncle. 
   I know him coz my dad knew him (easy to guess!) coz they shared their trade in the force (IAF- proud to be hailed from that background!). As soon as I recall him, I recall his many children with whom I played from dawn to dusk, almost every day, until they didn’t shift to Subroto Park. They were three, no four. I was single back then, the only child of my parents. And together, we were a full army! Feisty, furious five! He he… I was too small then to know that out of those four, only two were his children (Archana and Ajay). Rest two- one, his younger brother (Manohar bhaiya); two, his elder brother’s son (Ajeet bhaiya, fondly called Lala). So he had a big family to look after. 
   With limited earnings, he dared to bring Ajeet bhaiya and Manohar bhaiya from their village to get them educated. My uncle is a strong preacher of education. He believes that education only can redeem one’s bright future. And yes, how true he is in his beliefs! A man of discipline, mornings in his home meant 4 O’ clock! Upright at four, out of bed, barring my auntyji, everybody knew just one meditation- books. They read and they read. All four. Every morning, every noon, every night. Evenings were meant for play. So my dear uncleji did preach a healthy way of life. After all, he had heard that all work n no play makes jack a dull boy. And he could never ever have made his children, his beloved children a dull jack or Jill! 
   I was in fifth standard when I first got to know that Lala bhaiya and Manohar bhaiya were not his children. But being made known to this fact didn’t make any difference. Both of them were bhaiyas to me. And the way they commanded love and attention at home, no one could ever have a sly hint that the four brother sisters weren’t from the same set of parents. Everything was smooth. And Lala bhaiya was a gem! He marveled at anything he did! Sports, academics, curricular, you name it! Always the one to be awarded scholarships, he was a perfect example for his siblings to follow….Manohar bhaiya was the respectable one who studied decently and went on to build a decent life for him. He joined defence too. A proper gentleman’s life. And he owes it all to my dear uncleji. Next in line, Lala bhaiya, placed in a multinational firm today, completed his graduation from IIT, coached on scholarships in Jodhpur, topper in boards; he too owes it all to my dear uncleji. When I left Delhi, coz dad got transferred, what I faintly remember is that, uncle had brought another child from his village for schooling. Though I haven’t met that child but I know he too ought to be a good natured, sincere child now. Coz the every environment of that simple household is godly! Everything in place all the time. No excuses ever. Studies were the priority, of course but no child was forced into it. May be the weight of being under the guidance and blessings of Tiwari uncle inspired all the children, who were reared in his home, to excel in the thing they were called to city for. 
   Last heard on phone, he had brought two more kiddos from his village! Can you imagine that? It’s heavenly! Coming from a man of this age! Where most of the people are selfish and think for only their family and children! And never ever could anyone make a guess on compartmentalizing the children. No one can ever tell which two are his actual children. Coz never ever has any child been left out or been marginalized. No child has ever enjoyed an edge over the other in his home. 
   And what to say of my lovely auntyji, who has stood by her man of principles like a pillar of strength and support! Every time my uncle brought a child, she hugged the baby like her own! Fed the baby like her own! Cleaned the baby like her own! 
   Sacrificing everything, their little joys of new clothes, new things, even a vehicle (coz throughout his life, uncle has been cycling) and probably all those little pleasures, uncle and aunty have modeled so many innocent lives into reinforcing success stories. Any child he brought has paid his/her gratitude in the best possible ways- by being a good student, by being a respectable citizen, by being a well cultured man/woman. 
   The very air of that home is placid, calm, simple, refreshing……. So many lives made, Tiwari uncle is simplicity personified in all true senses. He is a mighty soul, a prophet in disguise. He is a messiah for those whose lives he ensured culminated into well living. Along with this, he is an example for every person in being. Arre aaj ki duniya me toh log apni zindagi nai savar pate aur unhone ne toh kitno ki zindigiyan bana di…… 
   Hats off to him! Kudos to this man who has inspired so many people around him in many ways and continues to do so…..may he lives through many more years to come. And may all his children bring him back many laurels he deserves to be rested on……….may god bless him and his family. 

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Tuesday, 4 January 2011

Life is Meaningful II

What is happening within?
Why is something shivering within?

A conflict, a medley of emotions
A kitche of feelings and shaking devotions.
A turmoil, a feud;  advancing and shrewd
Between love and hatred
Between fear and strength
Between sadness and rejoice
Between loneness and chorus.

My brain thinks, my heart feels.
My lungs breathe, my heart sinks.
My eyes see, my brain envisions.
My heart and mind, together take decisions.
Love versus hate, as I said earlier,
Never give rebate.
Why this happens, why these sordid emotions?
People here are born, people torn,
People loved, people snubbed,
People praised, people razed,
Is this why people exist, love , feel???
Heart feels, remember?
Sometimes it is devastated!

But why to think what’s amiss?
Why not rejoice for what is bliss?
Why stake love for hatred?

Be joyful, be strong
With every single moment dawned.
Don’t fret. Don’t frown.
Don’t lose hope, don’t be down.
Just remember,
I am here. We are here. All are here…and
Life is meaningful. Always …wherever, whenever, forever…

Life is Meaningful I