LOVE GRENADE

She held it in her handPulled out the pin with her teethAnd hurled it where I stoodAnd suddenly it explodedAll around me.Everything was torn to shreds:Ego, pride, shame, pretenceAll lay in tatters, blown to bitsAnd I lay there zappedStunned but aliveBlinded and deafTo anything but LoveShe saw meSaw my conditionAnd rested her handThat was ready to pullAnother pinFrom another Love GrenadeTotal triumph from her sideComplete surrender from mine.

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TRAVEL LIGHT IF YOU MUST BY AIR

Suddenly, the age old adage has come alive for the airlines: ‘Travel light, if you must’; not the lean-and-hungry look but the lean-and-mean look. Heavy weights may be alright in politics; they may be of immense value in industry and bureaucracy. But, they are a big No No for the airlines. Reminds you of the Blue Jeans revolution of the sixties and seventies. Until then, the clothes were tailor-made for […]

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TAG – I FOUND YOU AGAIN

Trying a ‘Fast Poem’ on cellphone, similar to ‘Fast Food’. Here goes: Purple hair,Green nails,Orange eyes,Indigo brows,Red hot cerebral cells?Lemon coloured blood?Ultra modern world.   And yet,The look in your eyesGave you away,As it did in the life beforeAnd beforeAnd ages before.   Juliet? Meera? Sohni?The colour of love,Engulfing my worldWith richness beyond wordsBeyond huesBeyond feelingsBeyond thoughts   In every lifeI cameI sawI was conquered.I lovedI lovedI love..Try, if you […]

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SHAKEEL BADAYUNI – THE KING AMONGST LYRICISTS AND POETS – PART III

You have gone through ‘Shakeel Badayuni – The King Amongst Lyricists And Poets – Part I‘ very soon after his death anniversary on 20th April 2013. This was followed by ‘Shakeel Badayuni – The King Amongst Lyricists And Poets – Part II‘ on 23rd of June 13. Basically, these are parts of a 15 days tribute I paid to the greatest lyricist of all times leading up to 20th April […]

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SHAKEEL BADAYUNI – THE KING AMONGST LYRICISTS AND POETS – PART II

Part II of A Fifteen Days Tribute Leading Up To His Death Anniversary, 20 Apr 13 As I mentioned in the post ‘Shakeel Badayuni – The King Amongst Lyricists And Poets – Part I’, this tribute was done on both: a music group called ‘Dil Ki Nazar Se’ and on my page ‘Lyrical’ on Facebook. This tribute is not about his history or past, for example, being from the town […]

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BEST OF HINDI SONGS SHOT IN MY HOME STATION SHIMLA

Shimla Scene Songs Why these songs? This April, I was on holiday to my home place Kandaghat, just 30 kms short of Shimla. I have been born and brought up in these surroundings and hence, I am at peace with the verdure, breeze, hills and surroundings. Song is on my lips at all times here. Shimla is the place where you go to express your love and romantic feelings. It […]

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WHEN THE MAN-MANGEMENT-BUG BITES

I have seen many great Admirals in the Indian Navy; smart, super intelligent, highly committed and professional. Strangely, most of them – if not all of them – take pride in their “man-management” and mastery over “human-psychology” in comparison to any other virtue or attribute. So, if you were ever to fault with your divisional duties (in the Navy, the ship’s company (what the civilians call as ‘crew’) is divided […]

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GUNNERS TOO ARE HUMAN – PART III – GUN SALUTES

Gunners do everything with guns; a supreme kind of macho feeling. When they have hostile intent they fire their guns to slam the daylights out of the enemy. However, when they have to signify friendly intent, they still say it with their guns; they salute you with gun-shots. It is as if, for a Gunner, it is guns or nothing. Nowadays, people ashore too fire gun-salutes, having borrowed the tradition from the naval […]

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