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Friday, January 28, 2011


put on your dancing chappals
let's dance
let's dance
let's dance
to the melody
of flying canisters
with misty eyes
and crimson sweat
let's dance
on the street
in the alleys
do rumi proud
and whirl
your trance will
usher in dawn
let's dance
let's dance
let's dance


etched kodak moments
saved on negatives and slides
preserved in shoe boxes
scanned and preserved
......................yet again
in another format
unleashed a tsunami
people and places
scars and smiles
that can be shared
.......................yet again

Monday, January 17, 2011


no one is infallible
no one ...
is ...

(ensconced in bubbles)
are pronounced
without abandon

Saturday, January 15, 2011

inches and miles

a kiss on the lips
a peck on the cheek
inches and miles

Friday, January 14, 2011


one down
plenty more to go

who'd be next
on people
who are not walking d

Thursday, January 13, 2011


we talk

they talk
we do not hear
they do not hear
on different planets?
in different lands?
same land, often the same city
speaking in different languages
past each other
as the chasm
grows crimson

Friday, January 07, 2011

language divide

language divide: the moderate/liberal majority in pak. is rootless while the beards have grass roots support and network without internet

language divide: the clubs and the cafes are no match for the mosques and madressahs.

That is why neither the parliamentarians nor the dictators can operate freely.

Wednesday, January 05, 2011

ah salman

he had an air of infallibility


with 27 bullets pumped into his back, he would not know what hit him


if it is a consolation, he went peacefully

in the pressure cooker of politics, all the bigwigs' sleep is stolen with his demise

pity, if you cannot trust your guards, who can you trust?


oh, well!

yes, life is a trust, and to Him all shall return

but like all other quotes, the above is uttered without conviction

lip service

Tuesday, January 04, 2011

pleasant and unpleasant

stress and pressure reveal characteristics that were moribund

Sunday, January 02, 2011

zealous ideologues

zealous ideologues from either fringes ensure spread of misery equally


language based semantics causes greater fissure between ultra conservatives and neo liberals


to die is easy, to kill easier: to live difficult, to let others live?

Saturday, January 01, 2011

Poessay: Rosary 26 - Trancing segues

walls - head - contact - stillness
words - alluring - arresting

enchanting -- enthralling
utterance - discomforting - disconcerting
ominous -- onerous
silence - sky - stars - splinter
pauses - phrases - awol

bridges - mirages
illusions - delusions - dichotomy
deceptions - dreams - discourse
words - encroaching - stifling
exacting - expecting
explosions - deafening - quiet - still
soundless - prelude - blizzard
storm - eye - peace -- death
death - rebirth - circle
walls - head - contact - stillness


Poessay: Rosary 1 - Pink Sand Beach

Poessay: Rosary 2 - Fishing

Poessay: Rosary 3 - Adam and Eve Limited - I

Poessay: Rosary 4 - Adam and Eve Limited - II

Poessay: Rosary 5 - Descending

Poessay: Rosary 6 - Dinner In The Park

Poessay: Rosary 7 - Under the Jamun Tree

Poessay: Rosary 8 - Voices in the Air

Poessay: Rosary 9 - Life Rosary I

Poessay: Rosary 10 - Life Rosary II

Poessay: Rosary 11 - Creating In Isolation

Poessay: Rosary 12 - Kohled Eyes

Poessay: Rosary 13 - By the Lake

Poessay: Rosary 14 - Snow Flakes

Poessay: Rosary 15 - The Drop

Poessay: Rosary 16 - Ageless Quest - tishnagi

Poessay: Rosary 17 - Hemashree

Poessay: Rosary 18 - Burning blazing fire rages

Poessay: Rosary 19 - Word Whirlpool - BhaNwaur LafzouN Ka

Poessay: Rosary 20 - Thanksgiving I

Poessay: Rosary 21 - KhamOshi - Wordless

Poessay: Rosary 22 - A Simple Poem

Poessay: Rosary 23 - Musings

Poessay: Rosary 24 - Monologue

Poessay: Rosary 25 - Pink flamingos, yellow roses, dark clouds

Poesssay: Rosar 26 - Trancing segues