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Monday, 27 May 2019

 Farhan Akhtar was 18 when he wrote this poem. I happened to listen to him reciting it, on Simi Garewal`s rendezvous (2003). I searched on the internet to find the whole piece of this poetry but it was unavailable so I decided to post it on the web for those who are in need of some burst of thoughts.


You've grown into a fine young tree
The pride of the neighborhood
Standing tall
Flashing green
Home to all your insect friends.

Oh..How everybody loves the tree!

Then suddenly a day appears in pain
An axe chopping through your flesh and blood
You look down
You recognize the face.
Its the man who nurtured you, caressed you.
Its the same man who gave birth to you.

Oh..How he loved the tree!

One final chop
You lye still,dead.
The green fades
The insect leaves
The neighborhood cheers
They get a better view of the sea now.

Oh..how they love the sea! 

Wednesday, 17 April 2019

The Green Leaf


I wonder when such a dawn would rise
That sees the sparkle in a woman’s eyes
Coz I can’t stand the way she cries
So it’s high time that we be wise
For centuries she was caged by guys
And made to believe all their lies
She wasn’t allowed to reach the skies
But even in lows she dreamt of highs
Her life was surrounded by the spies
Some her own, some other with no ties
Someday we’ll have to pay the price
For all the agony that led to their demise
The green leaves that falls and dies.
-D

Wednesday, 2 January 2019

Sabarimala




You nailed it Ranjini Chechi !
A Neat, Precise and Lucid note on Sabarimala that I totally agree to.
Just stating my reasons to endorse the post shared below. I personally refrained from all discussions around me so far, on this topic because I neither accept the entry of women as a 'Right to equality' nor feel devastated when they did. It was sheer helplessness of a Hindu at heart.
I will not stop a woman if she wants to have a Darshan at Sabarimala because Sanatana Dharma taught me to never force any beliefs on anyone. And yes the world wont come to an end, My beliefs wont alter nor does Ayyappa lose his sanctity if women enters Sabarimala.
But do I believe that it is right for a women to conduct Darsanams at Sabarimala?
Answer is 'NO'.
I felt utterly disappointed when I read the arguments Devaswom Board had put forth in the Supreme Court. Followed by the Disaster caused by Rahul Easwar and other RSS Goons on television causing a whole whirl of pandemonium among all generations.
It was the 'philosophy behind the Rituals and the Diety(Pratishta) that had to be understood from the roots' instead of the superiority complexes and confusion of power between, Thantri family, Tribal Community, Government and the Court.
Ayyappa was an -ism like Buddhism and the post I've shared below explains it in clarity.
The Tribal monk who practiced chastity is now put to test and yesterday two women once again proved that the deity would not loose his Bramhacharya or throw a wrath upon the women community if they had not followed what he humbly requested once.
To those women:-
1. What were you trying to prove?
-that mountains wont rip themselves apart, Tigers wont go nuts on humans or that women would not be killed by some unknown force?
2. Whom were you proving these to?
- because it is hurting the deep rooted sentiments of crores of people to whom Sabarimala 'actually matters'.
3. Oh wait, Was it Bhakthi?
and what is Bhakthi to you, may I ask?
A devotee who longs to visit any temple for that matter, especially if it is one with a vivid history, Firstly should at least try to know the purpose and the science behind the construction of a temple. Secondly, the roots of those beliefs/rituals/customs/traditions followed there.
For all my friends who had shared posts supporting the women who took all the risk in entering the temple yesterday and before.
Please read the post I have shared below.
-Yes I am a feminist-