Turning back

साल २०१५

अगर ठहरी फिर से ये नज़र
तो देख लूँगी आँख भर
फिर न जाने कब
सितारे ज़मीं पर बिखरें

अगर थमी कभी ये राह
तो पूछूँगी उससे
क्यों भागा करती है बेपरवाह
क्या जल्दी है गुज़र जाने की

अगर रुका कभी ये वक्त
तो गुज़ारिश करूँगी
ज़रा सा पलटने की
कुछ लम्हे दोबारा जीने की

–स्वाति

Turning back and looking at 2015.

Photo credit: hannibal1107 via Foter.com / CC BY

 

Aasim is 18

It has been 18 years  – I look back and remember the day when the tiny bundle of joy had finally arrived. Since this wasn’t a child who cried too much I can’t say wailing, screaming bundle, but a bundle of joy nevertheless.  Although like most new borns, he did keep us awake at night … Continue reading Aasim is 18

Love and gravity

जाते जाते वो मुझे अच्छी निशानी दे गया उम्र भर दोहराऊंगा एसी कहानी दे गया We had announced our wedding and you being Tarique’s brother, wanted to meet me. So I met you at a Cafe near Churchgate station at 7 PM and the bond that formed that evening was strong. We did have our … Continue reading Love and gravity

आज़ादी

ये करीने से उगाए हुये फूल पत्ते कतार में खड़े सलामी देते पेड़ और मेनिक्युअर्ड लॉन मुझे कब भाये कि तुम समझ बैठे कि तुम मुझे पसंद आओगे बोलो तो?

Kitten Diaries Part 4 – Story in pictures

As they are growing, the kittens are giving me a lot of photo opportunities.  So I  decided to ditch the iphone camera and use my DSLR to click some pictures. The kittens are a pleasure to be with, they are old enough to be on their own now, and perhaps will soon go away. And … Continue reading Kitten Diaries Part 4 – Story in pictures

Kitten Diaries Part -3 -The playful kittens

This kitten diaries update almost did not make it. For several days the kittens were not to be seen. Billu had kept them well hidden and did not even allow me near them. After about a week of no signs of kittens being around, we gave up and thought that they succumbed to nature’s ills. … Continue reading Kitten Diaries Part -3 -The playful kittens

21 years

11th May, 1994, it was a Wednesday. I woke up a little early that morning, got quickly dressed in a simple green coloured cotton saree that I  had purchased for the occasion, applied a light foundation and lipstick, slipped into my sandals and I was ready for the most important event of my life. It … Continue reading 21 years