MUMBAI RAINS MEIN TRAFFIC KE SIDE EFFECTS

Three years back I wrote ‘Mumbai Rains’ in this blog and it continues to be very popular. Now, I bring you some of the side-effects of Mumbai Rains and traffic during the rains. One of my friends had put up this: Foreigner: In Mumbai, do you drive to the left or the right?Mumbaiite: In Mumbai, we drive on what’s left of the roads.   Mumbai is a melting pot of […]

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COLD EMBERS

Over there, in that dark cornerIs the old relic of a radio setIt screeches and whines, if you turn it onNo music comes out of it nowAt one time, not long agoI used to hear my favourite Hindi songs on itAnd then, it broke.But, still, I had musicOn my cell and lipsAnd I miss the radioOnly in nostalgia   Here on the wallIs my favourite clockWhereat I used to see […]

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I SHOULD NEVER HAVE LOVED

I shouldn’t have ever loved even though,I saw you in everything beautiful and so,I saw you in the flowers, birds and brooks,In nests, crannies, niches and nooksI saw you in the changing shades of twilightAnd in the whispering silence of moonlit nightI should never have loved.   I am a man and it is more than well known,A man can never cry, sob or bemoanA woman has express right to feign […]

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INDIANS CAN’T BE COMPLACENT ANY LONGER

A few years back, in order to prop us up as a bulwark against China, the US, supported by the Western media, started a relentless campaign to obliquely praise India for its “spectacular GDP growth”. This suited our politicians and bureaucrats since all this while they had to face the wrath of the people for let alone their aspirations, but, even the barest minimum necessities of life not having been met. […]

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AH MUMBAI!

A ten minute ride now takes hours,Thanks to Mumbai’s perpetual pot holes,All that happens is a few showers, That make us scream: “Please Save Our Souls”.   Save Our Souls from the pools of corruption,That surround Mumbai’s make-over schemes,Everywhere it results in wasteful disruption,Throwing water over our hopes and dreams.   The same contractors who do shoddy work,Are the preferred bidders of the big-wigs,The taste of money gives them a […]

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WOMEN ON TOP

(On the suggestion that woman should approach man bare and also help to disrobe him) You can take each piece of clothing,And on the floor coyly drop.Does it fill men with loathing,To permit women on top?To answer I must go back to stone age,When women used to be dragged by the hair,Later it filled them with just rage,And they screamed: “It’s not fair.”As hunter and bread winner, the poor man,Battled and […]

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