Shades of Life

Somehow, this one came out in Hindi .


Kabhi Kabhi..
choti choti baatein
dil ko chu jaati hai zindagi
Kabhi Kabhi..
kathin ho jaati hain raahen
raah bhul jaati hai zindagi


Kabhi Kabhi..
man hi man muskuraye
pal mein hasaati hai zindagi
Kabhi Kabhi..
aankhon mein nami
pal mein rulati hai zindagi


Kabhi Kabhi..
asaan lage har armaan
asmaan chu jaati hai zindagi
Kabhi Kabhi..
mushkil har kadam
uljhano mein fasati hai zindagi



Kabhi Kabhi..
umeedon waali dhoop
aashayein jagati hai zindagi
Kabhi Kabhi..
takleefo bhare badal
mushkilo mein sikhati hai zindagi



Kabhi Kabhi..
undekhe khwaab dikhaa ke
hairaan kar jaati hai zindagi 
Kabhi Kabhi..
har ek lamha
khul ke jeena sikhati hai zindagi





To New Beginnings

Yesteryear has given best of memories

Some dark, some bright

Yet some of the greatest stories


Looking forward to the New Year

With fire in thy belly

Life has a new direction to steer

With sparkle in thy eyes



This time of the year

The thrill of all the resolutions

With family and friends so dear

Hopeful we make valuable contributions


Filled with gratitude

Count thy numerous blessings

With bagful of positive attitude

Cheerful smiles and greetings


Pinch of Spice

Tonnes of Good Luck

In no price

Love Peace Happiness

In thy stars

I envision such brightness


Oh Yes I am crazy ! Crazy!

Life, many a times, has taken me by surprise
Everything, sure comes at a price
No matter how sad a night could be
It was followed by a day so breezy
Oh Yes I am crazy ! Crazy!
I am crazy about my life.

Friends have given me such pretty moments
Moments which brought ‘colgate’ smiles
Smiles which drive me crazy
Oh Yes I am crazy ! Crazy!
I am crazy about my friends.

Days have been really busy
Life may not be so easy
Dedication is what keeps me going
Oh Yes I am crazy ! Crazy!
I am crazy about my work.

The shades of life
Some dark some bright
Some colored some white
Black may be a classic favorite
Neon Pink is what is crazy
Oh Yes I am crazy ! Crazy!
I am crazy about colors.

Luck has been favorable
Life has been generous
Times have been stable
Heart and mind have such impressions
Oh Yes I am crazy ! Crazy!
I am crazy about expressions.

“It’s your turn”


As much as I want to deny

I have to agree

I am the victim of the ‘Band Baaja Baraat’ event in my country

No matter how much I love my family


With the wedding season around

With loads of fun filled laughter and dance

A dozen of relatives surround

With the brightest of a chance

To suggest you the most optimum time of life to get married


Oh yeah ! They say NOW is the right time

It amuses me , but, for ‘them’, it seems like a crime

To cross a age threshold and yet be single

Upon this, they are the first ones, who happen to stumble 


The Big Fat Indian Wedding is like an ‘open source’ opportunity for relatives

Comes with a free license to make use of it to the fullest

Its entertaining how they propose such offers with incentives

“You would look radiant as a young bride”, “This is the golden time of your life” 


I can do with these, But there is more to it

At the age of twenty four, relatives have these depressing explosives

“Finding a ‘great match’ after the threshold bar is tougher”

Than optimizing a n degree non linear problem ? Such negatives !


The sheer idea of “arrange marriage” is another scary concept

How the elder generation survived through it , leaves me spellbound

A complete stranger to accept : fortunately I find myself inept 


With a zillion more to attend

As much as I like family gatherings

I am not going to pretend

“It’s your turn” is what this event brings”


High hopes and early expectations

Hopeful to survive the pressure

Life with its limited validity beckons

The present moment to capture


I have a feeling

I have had this feeling before
I have it yet again
I am contemplating way too far
It is but in vain




Life is what it is; plain and simple
It is us who make it convoluted
Meandering from one goal to another
When it is all so sorted



I have had this feeling before
I have it yet again
I am worrying about time beyond present
It is but in vain




Life is all about living in the moment
Time travel is but a fiction
Reflection of thoughts not so cogent
I have had this feeling before
I have it yet again

A – Z poetry : “Z” another one!


Zest for Zenith

Originally posted on Sakshi Vashist:

Zest for Zenith

Zonked by the constant struggle,

Zapped the sheer liveliness out of my soul

Zing is all I wanted to smuggle.

Zoomed the difficulties,

Zigzag was the discovery

Zodiac was but filled with immense oppotunities.

Zesty to reach the summit,

Zero tolerance to failure

Zealous spirit gets full credit.

Reach out for the stars,

Zoop is what life might appear

Zags will try to leave some scars.

Zonal could be our view,

Zillions of hurdles on the way

Zest for zenith should never turn blue.



Guest post by Kimaya. See her blog here. Her blog on poetry can be found here.

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You will always be my hero

I failed to understand why it has been always difficult for me to express to my father. Although I am a chatter box , and keep giving hugs to my mother every now and then. Somehow, it has never been easy to express the same way to my father.

From the little things you do , to the big sacrifices you would have made. From the sweet laughs we have, to the wonderful memories you gave. To make it up for all these times where I couldn’t say much, I gifted this one to my father , on this year’s Father’s Day  :)


On this Father’s Day,
I just want to let you know


The courage you show,
The strength that you gave,
I just want to let you know
You made me this brave.


The wisdom you impart,
The love that you shower,
I just want to let you know
You are like my superpower.


The endless care, the unconditional love,
The boundless support, the inexplicable inspiration,
I just want to let you know
I am grateful to you for more than I can ever mention.


You have always been there,
You will always be special,
In worlds above and below,
I just want to let you know
You will always be my hero.