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ते काय म्हणाले

कुणी म्हणाले, हे ग्रंथ पवित्र आहेतकुणी म्हणाले, छे! खरे तर त्या शब्दांत ताकद आहे. कुणी ओरडले, हे तर साक्षात महात्मा.कुणी ओरडले, छे! उपवास करूनच सापडले परमात्मा. कुणी म्हणाले, ही भूमी आपली जननी.कुणी म्हणाले, छे! हो… खरे तर मातापित्यांच्या जावे शरणी. कुणी प्रचाराच्या बाजारात झुंजले का?कुणी भुकंपाच्या कोपात भाजले का? दहशताची ठेच कुणी ऐकली का?भुकेची तळमळ कुणी जाणली का? आणी मी…मी […]

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ओझ्याचे गाढव

अर्ज केला, मुलाखत झाली,पेढ्याची पुडी सर्वांना वाटली.ईस्त्रीचा सफेद र्शट चढवला,र्वषाचा लोकलचा पासही काढून ठेवला. चहा करा, कॉपी काढा,नोकरीसाठी तळवे घासा.होयजी साहेब, हांजी माँड्म. मोठ्या साहेबांची बडधास ठेवा,छोट्या माँड्मची मर्जी राखा.अपमान गिळा, बोलण्या खा,बड्या कंपनीचा ठसा उमटवा. सगळ्यांच्या आधी या,फायलींच्या धिगार्यात सुट्टी काढा.होयजी साहेब, हांजी माँड्म. पंचतारांकित फुकटच्या Beer मुळेचहोते सध्या काहीशी बचत.कारण ओझ्याचे गाढव म्हणे असतेInterns चे आराध्य दैवत.

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एक झाड

एक झाड असाव,खिडकीच्या बाहेर बहरणारएक झाड असाव. नारंगी शालू नेसून भर उन्हाळ्यातमिरवणाऱ्या गुलमोहोराकडेडोळे भरून नाहाळाव.पावसाळ्यात कडक चहा पितानात्याला मिसकीलपणे चिडवाव. एक झाड असाव,खिडकीच्या बाहेर,एक झाड असाव. हिरव्या-पिवळ्या काठपदराच्यासडपातळ चेरीचे पानगळतीतमन जाणून घ्याव.हिवाळ्यात जन्माजन्मांचे वादे नकोतर्वतमानात जगण्याचे धैर्य द्याव. एक झाड असाव,लेकी-नातींच्या विश्वाच्या पलीकडे,खिडकीच्या बाहेर बहरणार.

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Grief

Grief, they say comes in stages.Engulfing you through darkness of anger, denial, sadness in motions.Science explains how your brain goes haywire. Its clinical, you see. Grief, they say happens to those weak people.Not us. We simply carry on wearing the scarlett pink which covers our invisible bruises. Grief, they say should be over by now. It’s about time.Just like a […]

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Bread

Mixing, kneading has already been dusted.My weekend beauty sleep has been busted.That occasional clank of the pan withthe soft rattling rolling-pin.A warm doughy waft invites me in. The flour and oil, rolled into a ball so tender.A Phulka, a Paratha, a ghee laden Puran poli, I wonder.I enter nonchalantly and say,”What’s cooking?”Shrinking well below three feet when she says, ” […]

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Souvenir

Vast alluring landscapes,Calming azure seascapes,I wish, I could steal the cheeky windIn my hair. Quite sunny courtyards in grand palaces,The buzz on the twinkling beer terraces,If only, I could bag a bit ofthe mysterious air. The dramatic entrances on the stage,The fight with the wild beasts in a cage,I wish, I could borrow some ofthe artist’s flair. Dismissing the ethereal […]

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When Times are tough

I know a lot of us are going through a series of emotions during these difficult times. Some of us could be worried about potential loss of income, for some it could be safety of our loved ones. Young parents will be juggling with a demanding regime whereas for some it could the idea of no social interaction.I am sharing […]

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Daydream

Remember the time you were eight, begging your mum to let you play in the hot summer sun? “At four o’clock”, she would say, putting her foot down firmly. You would accept My Lord’s orders rather unwilling and go about pottering around the house. Fling the classics book aside as you had enough of it.With a red crayon in hand, […]

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Borders

The sense of territory is undoubtedly an animalistic instinct. The sense of ownership is even more powerful…my hands, my clothes, my family, my home, my tribe, my country. Mine, Mine, Mine.It’s always I the fool versus their behaviour, their haughtiness, their mischief.We create titles to the land, we write lenghthy wills and we draw territories. We refuse people any right […]

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