Friday, September 1, 2023

चंद दिनों की दोस्ती नहीं...

चंद दिनों की दोस्ती नहीं
कई वर्षो की तपस्या है दोस्त

…मेरी पहचान तुझसे है
जो तु न मिलता
तो डेबिट-क्रेडिट कौन सिखाता
सिस्टम में कॅश की एंट्री कौन बताता
कई घंटो तक
बिना संतुलन खोये
काम करते रहना
तुने ही सिखाया

..भूख-प्यास भूल कर
नींद को पराजित कर
वक्त पर काम पूरा करना
तुझसे ही तो सीखा हमने

…गाली-गलोच के साथ-साथ चुटकुले कुछ ख़ास थे
हंसी-मजाक के पल आज भी दिल के करीब है...

…एक थाली में भोजन करने का
रस चखाया तुने
पापड के टुकड़े चार
एक चाय प्याली में
एक घुट तु, एक घुट मैं
बीत गए साल दो-चार

…आज तुझे मिलकर
लगता नहीं दोस्ती हमारी
है बीस साल पुरानी
पर साथी है हम
युगो पुराने

…चंद दिनों की दोस्ती नहीं
कई वर्षो की तपस्या है दोस्त

मेरी पहचान तुझसे है

अनिरुद्ध सास्तीकर - ८/११/२०१९ 

…मेघश्याम रंग चढ़ा कर
मिले प्रभु के दास
हरयाली की छाँव मे

Sunday, August 15, 2021

Thirsty Lake


I apologize to my fans and followers for the long absence. A lot of things have happened in the past 3-4 years. The good thing, nothing negative, everything is positive and life is going smooth. 

Even during these testing times of Covid, I am my family is safe, healthy, and far from trouble. I hope you and your families are safe and healthy. I pray the world heals and normalcy returns soon. 

Sharing a picture I captured in the summer of 2015. I and my family have had visited a 500-year-old mosque & tomb in the city of Ahmedabad. The official name of the mosque is Dargah Hazrat Shaikh Ahmed Khattu Ganj Bakhs RA

Sultan Mahmud Begada built this lake. The place is known as Sarkhej Roza and is located in Makarba Village. The lake fills to the brim during monsoon, but dries-up in summer. This year too, rainfall has disappointed the city. The wait for the first rains is getting longer. By the way, the mosque and tomb are surrounded by peace, in and out. We saw people from nearby villages; washing clothes at the lake. This place is worth a visit. If you ever happen to visit Ahmedabad, do visit Sarkhej Roza to experience tranquility. 

Monday, November 27, 2017

Of wristwatches and personality

The wristwatch in the picture was gifted by my Dad when I passed grade 12, 25 years ago. The make is TITAN.

TITAN is a leading and well-known wristwatch brand. A brand jointly created by TATA and Tamil Nadu Industrial Development Corporation (TIDCO).

The watch without any problems has ticked time for me for all these years. I am proud to wear it day after day after day. It is a part of me. Not very stylish, but simple and elegant.

Since I could not express my pleasure in long paragraphs, I just wrote a poem dedicated to this masterpiece.

...wounded or unwound
good at manning hands
seconds to dates
you shameless timekeeper
I love you more and more
from the day you entered my skin...