Love Shayari

Ghazal

थी चाँदनी में शब धुली

था चाँद भी शबाब पर

महफ़िल सजी थी तारों की

धुंधले से आसमान पर

मेरी नज़र लगी रही

थी चाँद पर किताब पर

उनकी मचलती याद थी

इस जज़्बाए कलाम पर

यूँ टकटकी लगी रही

आई न नींद रात भर

कोई न ज़ोर चल सका

एहसासों के तूफ़ान पर

तुम्मको सुनाएँ हाले दिल

आके मिलो जो बाम पर

मंजरी

Just Chill!

Doctor: Did you feel any pressure today?

Me: Nope… A lot is being released from my mouth but nothing appears to come out from the bottom.

Doctor: Include fibres in your diet like flax seeds, chia seeds, chick peas, legumes, strawberries, oranges and potatoes with skins……. avoid oily and spicy foods,drink plenty of water and take the medicines I have prescribed. By the way do you complain of constipation?

Me: (burp)When ever pressure builds I sit on the commode… but after each movement, ( burp)I feel unsatisfied.(burp)

Doctor: In your case, what time of the day does pressure usually build up?

Me: Towards the evening…

Doctor:It never happens in the morning?

Me: (burp)Hmm…hardly(burp)

Doctor: Have you tried with morning newspaper after having sipped one or two cups of coffee…??

Me: Nope

Doctor: Try that till it happens and do what I have told you earlier…

Disconnects the phone

Next evening…

Me: Hello

Doctor: Yes, tell me how are you feeling.

Me: (burp)Besides medicines I tried fibres, water and coffee (burp)in the morning time …It has helped but little(burp)

Doctor: Does your meal comprise of too much colas and junk…

Me: Yes and no(burp)

Doctor: I didn’t get you… come again.

Me: I work at an MNC and have to work for 10-12 hours at a stretch.(burp)Ido grab a burger and a cola (burp)or two to satisfy my small hunger pangs(burp)(burp)

Doctor: Carry with you some nuts and fruits for these little food cravings…

Me: sure

Next morning:-

The phone rings

Me:Hello doctor!

Doctor: Did you feel any movement.

Me: I’m in stuck in the loo (burp)for the last 25 minutes..

Doctor: See if you can lay your hand on some lukewarm water…

Me: I’m doing just that(burp)but it hurts!

Doctor: keep trying… if it doesn’t work we will try herbal laxatives like senna or castor oil or maybe an enema Buy senna leaves and boil them in water until they become half. Strain and drink warm. You could even drink two tablespoons castor oil.

Me: But what about right now?(burp) It’s not coming out….wait( burp)I’ll call you in a while…

The doctor calls in the next day.

Doctor: How are you feeling now?

Me: Much better. I emptied twice today and the motion was smooth and effortless.

Doctor: What did you have for meals?

Me: Chopped nuts and flax seeds with scatterings of braised lamb here and there, orange juice with a dash of tequila and lime and chia seeds over chocolate pudding!

Doctor burps!!

Mask up?

The Delhi government is very strict in enforcing Covid appropriate behaviours and transgressions in any form are a punishable offence.

Here I would like to add that I have in my repertoire more than a fair share of transgressions and without these transgressions, I seize to be the person I am!

Today, I had an appointment with the doctor and in a hurry, I forgot to wear my mask before stepping out of my house. I would like to point, that wearing of masks was compulsory at the doctor’s clinic where I had sought an appointment.

When I was almost halfway there, I realised my mistake; in a jiffy, I looked around for some handkerchief or scarf with which to cover my face, but unfortunately there was none. I asked my driver to look out for shops selling similar items to avoid courting trouble.

On my way, I could see shops of all kinds-paan shops, confectionery shops, but they had nothing close to what I had been looking for!

After 15 minutes of endless trials, at last there was a glimmer of hope! I could see a washerman ironing clothes at the corner of the street. I asked my driver to stop the vehicle.

“I left my mask at home; could you lend me a dupatta for sometime and I shall return it as soon as my work is done,”I made this face-saving request.

“Well madam I cannot lend a dupatta to someone just like that! It doesn’t happen that way.”

But…I’m not going to run away with the dupatta… Pls for goodness sake… help me if you can.”

“Ma’am you are wasting your time… and mine too.”

I walked up to the car realising there was little use arguing over the point and could hear the washerman mumbling something unto himself.

Seated in my car, I called the receptionist at the clinic- “I’ll be there in a few minutes but there is a problem.”

“Yes… go ahead.”

“I forgot to wear my mask.”

“No problem… you can come.”

“Ok, thanks.”

Upon my directions,my driver took an about turn and screeched to a halt at the signal.A uniformed policeman materialised in front of me.

“Madam, where is your mask?”

“I forgot to wear it today,” I said almost anticipating the trouble I had landed into.

“ I’m afraid you will have to pay rupees 2000 challan.

Without uttering a word, I removed worth 2000 rupees crisp notes and handed them over to him.

“Ma’am you will also have to show your identity proof.”

He took a picture of my Adhaar Card and set us free.

I was 15 minutes late for my appointment and when I entered the clinic I believe I may have appeared to onlookers like a elusive visitor from another planet!

I handed over my fees to the receptionist and she pulled out a mask from the chest of drawers and handed it over to me!