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दो चाहने वाले थे

दोनों में सच्ची उल्फत

मिलते थे रोज़ाना वो

जैसे दरिया से सागर

फिर उनकी बस्ती में था

ऐसा फैला एक मंजर

एक बीमारी से सारे

गिर पड़ते एक एक कर

सारे सहमें सहमें थे

सबमें था मरने का डर

दोनों प्रेमी को लगता

अच्छा हो हम जाँए मर

क्या हो फिर वो मर जाए

क्या हो हम बच जाएँ गर

तन्हा से मरना बेहतर

क्या होगा तन्हा जीकर

Corona memes

CBSE cancels 10th board exams:

Doctors on call

Students having a ball

Kumbh: not so-sahi Snan

In the recent elections in Bengal n Assam, who would win? Any guesses???

Cops beat a hair-dresser to death in Aurangabad for keeping salon open despite restrictions: Khaki turning scarlet is pure savage!!!

People falling like matches like in the game of target!

The New Normal in Covid Era

1. Hand washing ritual is perfectly sane and normal. It is no longer a sign of OCD

2. The pros of being introverted far outweigh those of being an extrovert. Not socialising or attending gatherings is not a sign of asocial behaviour.

3. If you are in favour of exams being cancelled, you don’t have test anxiety. You are in tune with times.

4. If you avoid going to school or favour the online curriculum over the classroom curriculum, there is nothing wrong with you. You are perfectly well-adjusted.

5. If you are suspicious of people, you are certainly not paranoid. 👀

6. Your partner cannot force themselves upon you as maintaining a distance of 6 feet is obligatory.

7. If you are obsessed with cleaning your surroundings well then… golden words are not repeated….

8. If you disagree with the above you need to see a medic.

The Pesky Neighbor

One spring morning, Nina Padmanabhan was joined by Senthil and Renuka Pillai in her neighbourhood. When Nina first met Mrs Pillai, the latter began her first sentence with the words ‘We are a peace-loving family… ‘ However as days went by, her true colours were revealed. Chaos was Mrs Pillai’s middle name. She had a problem for every solution.

‘The leaves of your gulmohar trees are always falling and defiling the beauty of my garden; chop the portion which crosses the fence or I shall chop off the entire tree,’ Mrs pillai complained to Nina’s domestic help.

The neighbours shared a common fence.

The very next day, Nina’s children complained of smelly rotten eggs! When Nina looked out of the window, she could witness garbage dumped in her garden from across the fence! Nina’s domestic help returned the favour by dumping waste in Mrs Pillai’s garden the next day only to find Nina’s gulmohar tree partly chopped off !

For some days peace prevailed but did not last very long.The Pillas purchased their first car and whenever Mrs Pillai had to run errands for the house or go out she would go honking the horn and disturbing everyone in the neighbourhood! So deafening was the shrill noise of the horn that Nina’s house was rid of rodents after

Mrs Pillai came in her neighbourhood. Thanks to her.

Mrs Pillai had been so fault-finding that all her domestic help refused to work with her. In a matter of four months she had changed 7 domestic help and the last one had also given up on her.

Nina’s son learnt guitar from his tutor in the afternoon However Mrs Pillai tried to put a stop to it by labelling it as ‘noise in a peace-loving neighbourhood’ and adding that it disturbed her afternoon sleep.

One summer afternoon, Mrs Pillai was watering plants in her garden when a vegetable vendor happened to pass by. She instantly picked up a fight with the vendor over the prices of vegetables. In Mrs Pillai’s habitual style, the fight went on for hours and Mrs Pillai who had forgotten to turn off the tap attached to the hoze for watering the garden had a swimming pool ready to relieve the Pillai’s of the sweltering heat brought forth by the scorching summers!!

Oh Granny don’t be Cranky!

Anagha was a 16 year old girl preparing for her 10th board exams. Her exams were about to commence in due course . She lived in Delhi with her parents, younger brother aged 7 and her widowed and orthodox grandmother.

The date of Anagha’s first exam finally arrived. Her first paper was Hindi. As she started for the examination centre, an ebony black cat with luminous green eyes happened to cross her path. Her grandmother overlooking from the balcony beckoned her to stop!

‘I don’t think this is the right time to start. Black things and especially a black cat portend ill luck. You can relax and start after 10 minutes,’ she said.

‘O granny, I’m already getting late, I shall miss my exam if I don’t start right away, my faring badly has nothing to do with a black cat crossing my path. My preparation is great, and I am going to come off with flying colours in my Hindi exams so please don’t stop me!’

A few days later Anagha’s brother Kinjal was playing in their garden. Granny noticed that the amulet tied around his neck was found missing.

‘O where is Kinjal’s amulet?’ granny searched around the house in mad frenzy. After an an hour of exhaustive search, it was finally discovered in a garbage pile.

‘How did it land here?’ granny enquired.

‘O granny, take heart! I threw it in the pile of mess! If a black cat can bring i’ll omen, then how can a black amulet be a harbinger of good luck??’ remarked Anagha.

Granny had no explanation for this query.

Anagha cleared her board exams with distinction in each subject, scoring the highest in Hindi!

While some superstitions in India has some scientific basis, others are illogical and untenable.

For instance, it is a common superstition in India, that one should not eat during a solar eclipse. If we dig deeper, this belief is founded on sound reason. During an eclipse, when the moon comes between the sun and the earth, it releases harmful radiations which releases bacteria that can affect the food we eat leading to indigestion and upset stomach. It is desirable to put a few tulsi leaves in the food and eat it as tulsi leaves neutralise the bacteria.

There is scientific basis for the age old belief which upholds that women, while menstruating should not visit temples. According to Ayurveda, menstruation is closely linked to the functions of the doshas. During menstruation, vata is the predominant dosha which causes the downward flow of blood into the earth. In a temple, the energy ( such as that of the puja table, offerings, altar) is flowing upwards. This can cause bodily discomfort.

Thus, some of are superstitions do have a scientific backing, still others can be passed on as fib. It is pivotal to study the cause and effect relationship before jumping to lame conclusions!

references: hinduamerican.org