Sunday, 23 March 2014

गरीबी - एक धर्म

पापा और मैं सन्डे की नाश्ते की टेबल पर बहुत बातें करते हैं। कल रात डायरेक्ट साब ने बातों ही बातों में एक सवाल पूछ डाला की भारत को इंडिया क्यूँ कहते हैं। अपने सूक्ष्म ज्ञान के अनुसार जो अधकचरा उत्तर मैंने उन्हें दिया उससे मैं खुद ही संतुष्ट न हो पाई तो सुबह सुबह अपने इतिहास प्रेमी पिता से पूछ डाला।

मेरा उत्तर लगभग सही था अंग्रेज और सिन्धु नदी।
खैर.. बात घूमते घूमते पहुँच गयी कनाट प्लेस के कुत्तों की सेहत पर और वहां से पापा ने शेयर किये उनके कुछ मार्मिक अनुभव -कलकत्ता, असम, दिल्ली, और कुछ शहरों के जहाँ उनकी पोस्टिंग रही।

वैसे तो इस बात को 30-40 साल से ज्यादा हो गए लेकिन आज भी हकीकत ही है, देखा तो मैंने भी है और मुझे यकीन है आपने भी।

कलकत्ता और मदर टेरीसा की कुछ बात  बताते हुए पापा ने बताया की एक साइकिल पर होटलों से बचा ठीक खाना और साफ़ जूठन गरीबों के लिए ले जाया जाता था जो की आज भी होता है।
उनकी आँखों देखी बात है की बड़े कूड़े के ढेर में से ठेकेदार खाना साफ़ करवा कर बेचा करते थे जिसमे सभी तरह का मांस होता था - मुर्गा, बकरी, गाय, भैंस और शूकर।
गरीब लोग आते और चंद पैसो वही ले जाते और खाते।
गरीब से मेरा मतलब ये नहीं जो घर में दाल रोटी खाते हैं या केजरीवाल के आम आदमी वेशभूषा में रहते हैं, मैं उनकी बात कर रही हूँ जो किसी फ्लाईओवर क नीचे कुत्ते के मूंह से रोटी छीन कर खाते हैं, मैंने भी देखा है।

लेडी श्री राम कॉलेज की मेरी एक मित्र थी जो आज अमरीका में शादी कर चुकी है उसके लिए हौंडा सिटी चलाने वाला गरीब था और मेरे लिए शायद पैदल चलने वाला गरीब हो क्यूंकि मैं खुद डीटीसी की बस और मेट्रो में रोज़ सफ़र करती हूँ और लाल बत्ती की गाडी में भी, और पैदल चलने वाले के लिए शायद भिखारी गरीब हो। सबके अपने पैमाने हैं

लेकिन यहाँ सोचने वाली बात एक थी, मैंने हिन्दू परिवार में जन्म लिया है, हालांकि मैं किसी धर्म को नहीं मानती, लेकिन खान पान में परहेज रखना डंडे के जोर पर  मेरी ब्राह्मण माँ करवातीं हैं पर उस इंसान को धर्म से क्या जो कूड़े में पड़े मांस के टुकड़े पर अपना जीवन व्यतीत करता है?
वो सिर्फ एक धर्म निभाता है - भूख
गरीबी भी तो एक धर्म ही है, और हम चाहे कितने गाँधी , मोदी, और केजरीवाल बदल लें भारत का एक बहुत बड़ा तबका गरीब ही रहेगा जिन्हें देख कर हम मुंह पर रुमाल रखेंगे और अनदेखा कर देंगे।
या अगर वो ऑटो में हमें छु कर पैसे मांगे तो गाली दे कर हम डेटोल सैनेटाईज़र लगायेंगे।

खैर, 30%  डैरेक्ट टैक्स और 70% इंडाइरेक्ट टैक्स देकर हम अपनी सामाजिक जिम्मेवारी पूरी कर रहे हैं और वो मेरी बात का विषय नहीं है

मेरी सोच और सवाल केवल एक बिंदु पर केन्द्रित है
क्या धर्म केवल उनके लिए है जो barbeque nation में unlimited खाना मंगवा कर बर्बाद करते है या उनका भी है जो उसी बर्बाद खाने और जूठन से अपनी भूख मिटाते हैं?
वो जनेऊ पहनते हैं की ख़तना करवाते हैं? आग पूजते हैं की मोमबत्ती जलाते हैं? सेवा करते हैं या कन्या पूजते हैं?

Wednesday, 19 March 2014

You're mine..

Your lips
Your body
Your skin
Your moans
the pain of my bites
The laugh of my tickles
Deep throat kisses
Pecks and smooches
Your closed eyes
Fingers in my hair
Face in my thighs
Those smiling cries
Your sweet tears
Your plump pears
Your juicy strawberry
And tangy mulberry
Those black berries
And pink cherries
Your demand
Your desires
Your crave
You, being slave

from hole
To your soul

You are all mine..

Friday, 14 March 2014

Rollercoaster of life





I have seen people who left me in their happiest moment..
and some, who walked away in my saddest phase.
I tried hard to stick and maintain relationships, friendships, kinship,
But all ships sunk in the middle of ocean..
I've seen people walking into my life when I'm shining bright, in the darkest night when I'm twinkling star, unreachable, untouchable, hard to afford..
Even if they quit chasing, they came back to chase again.
Life had been a journey so far, ridden on a roller-coaster..
Slowest of slow and fastest of fast.
Touching deep down of sorrow and the peaks of triumph.
Crossing the hurdle, falling and bruising heart,
Feeling pain and crying over the loss.
And meanwhile riding the roller-coaster of life, I grew up to a woman.
My breast had love, my womb has desires, my mind has dreams.
The man I loved a lot wasn't my father now.
Someone another, I met in school
Curly hair, Greek nose pointed,
My first love, never forgotten
On the roller-coaster of life,
Turning down and speeding
I lost my love, hurt, unjust, blamed, shattered..
I won't love.. no, not again
Wailing, sobbing, cursing, crying
My breast had love, my womb had desires, my mind had dreams and my heart had fear..
Fear of losing love again..
Fear of getting bruised, of the pain and the tears..
I don't wanna love, but I'm in love
With another man..
He made me laugh, love, blossom
Unlike my puppy love 
Trusted I geared the speed and drove again..
The roller-coaster of my life
And on the first turn
I lost my love, never forgotten..
No, no more, not again,
I won't love..
Sadly, slowly, timidly,
It drove again..
The roller-coaster of my life
A man came, fought for me
For my love and promised a never-ending dream
Of fairyland..
I'm woman..
My breast has love, my womb has desires, my mind has dreams and my heart has fear.
But I don't have love, in my soul.
Not of the people who left
Or who came to leave
But for I'm tired to drive
Slow, fast, uphill, downward, taking turns, jumping hurdles, ducking walls and speeding skills..
I'm tired to drive
The roller-coaster of my life..

Tuesday, 11 March 2014

In this weather, chai, one shawl and you in the balcony..

''This weather, chai, one shawl and you in the balcony.. ''

Wish you were here,
I'd have shared
some sips of chai
Leaning in the balcony,
Giggling over your jokes
Sometimes, resting my head
On your shoulders
Or hiding in your warm shawl

Wish you were here
I'd have tasted your lips
For long
I'm craving for kiss
And that beautiful song

Wish you were here,
Holding me in your arms
Leading the way of romancing souls..
I'd have followed your steps
In this weather, chai, one shawl and you in the balcony..

Friday, 7 March 2014

Women's day?

I'm really feeling special today. I'm a woman and my existence is celebrated.
So, at least today, can I be sure that I'm safe to return home after dark?
My man will respect me and my decisions in front of friends and family?
I won't have to think twice to speak my mind?
I won't be tagged with derogatory attributes if I live freely in the society?
Just for a day, I'm allowed to be myself?
If I'm raped today, the man would be guilty and I will not be blamed for provoking him?
And if I'm not among the powerful women icon, am I allowed to celebrate the day?
Just for today can I go for a night out with my friends in place of my brother?
Hope I won't be reminded to recheck my dupatta if I'm wearing deep neck?
Today how many of us will be allowed to see the world and not killed in womb?
My father won't be tensed about my marriage and future?
So today on my photographs, nobody will make foul comments?
Or I'll be saved of getting dirty messages in my other box?
Today my colleague won't hit on me?
So today I can walk without suffocating inners and won't be stared?
I will be allowed to sleep a few hours more and somebody else shall cook, clean, serve, and send the kids school?
I can wait for my car on the other side of the road and nobody will ask my rate by mistake?
So today I will be respected, I can survive, I can feel secure, I wont be tagged and I can feel proud to be a woman?
Thank you world, I deserve women's day!

Monday, 3 March 2014

My hair, Fly like dove..


With Dove, I fly..


“She was the most beautiful creature on Earth - her hair said so in that language only hair can speak.” 
― Gabriel BáDaytripper

Yesterday, I was Going through some youtube videos and heard this beautiful song. So meaningful and so apt. Then I checked my mail and had a notification of the #DOVEPLAY contest. So, here I am, Flaunting my hair, my looks and all thanks to DOVE

 I am a woman with genetic thin and fine hair. Thankfully I have very soft and shiny hair but without proper care, my hair are prone to extreme damage due to weather and pollution. 
Messy Fluffy Look
But above all, I have to keep changing my hairstyle to avoid monotonous look. I wish, I could keep long hair, but unfortunately, due to fine hair, I cannot as it won't suit me and my personality.


My hair, protected by Dove
Professionally, I am a writer and a Corporate Language Trainer and working with one of the biggest entertainment industries, I.e. Kingdom of dreams. Being into such profession, my personality has to be up-to-the-mark. 
My hair are the most vital ornament of my personality., ergo, I am very particular about them.
due to hectic schedule, It is impossible to bow down in front of mother nature to nurture my hair, so, I have to depend upon expensive parlours and saloon that suck half of my salary each month.
Simply managed hair
but to be honest, chemicals damage hair, as you can see, currently I am having global plus Blonde highlights and it is impossible to manage such expensive hairdo in daily life as the Blonde highlights tends to become chunks and global fades away.
Just washed with Dove and dried naturally

To be honest, I have tried the most expensive ranges of professional brands and eventually I end up using dove. The pro products not only assassinate my wallet but also not easily available.

I am sharing one of my experiences, when I was a kid, my mother introduced me to dove soap and in 2007 or 2008 I was introduced to dove shampoo followed by the conditioner. since then, I am loyal user of dove shampoo.



Bouncy Look
 I have a habit of washing my hair daily, which is, undoubtedly harmful for hair as it removes the natural essential but I can guarantee 100% that dove helps in not only cleaning but it makes my hair smooth and manageable.


 
NO split ends
Due to extreme fineness, i cannot tie my hair, it breaks and the styling dies, ergo, I have to keep them open, but due to habit, I keep them tied and that leads to breakage.

specially in winters, extreme hair breakage and dryness. for me the most affordable solution is Dove. As you can see, i have posted some of my pictures with different hairstyles, colours and looks. Say it be simple, royal, party, corporate or simply a bun. I love dove and no matter what I cannot leave it.



All Set For Party
Short Manageable Flicks
 The best thing about dove shampoo and conditioner is it nourishes your hair but doesn't make your hair sticky and oily. As you can see, even after having extreme colouring, I do not have split ends, my colour is maintained and my hair has fluffy bounce.

Any other shampoo in this affordable value is impossible to do the magic dove does, For many years I was afraid of play with colours, weather and pollution that it can make my hair rough and dry. No more fear with the intense repair and protection. 
Healthy hand Shiny hair
Volume in fine hair

Dove proves what it claims, the feather touch.

I am happy with dove because my dad loves to play with my hair and my man loves the smell of my hair..
Although I have not used other hair products of dove, the serum and hair mask, yet I am happy with its products. I will sure look forward to use other products. I am waiting for other  Pro hair styling products including pro colouring options from dove, it would be a miracle for professional women like me. I wanna play with curls and more flicks. Whole day I play with my hair, Cuddle my flicks and all because I am protected with Dove.. 

My hair, fly like dove, Thank you dove.. 



 Note: This post is written for Indiblogger Contest for Dove #DovePlay