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ढाई किलो आलू और प्याज

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भूख लगी मुझे आधी रात को,
सोचा रसोई में रखा हो कुछ,
नहीं मिला कुछ, पड़ा था बस,
ढाई किलो आलू और प्याज।

नींद भी थी और भूख भी थी,
कुछ मिल जाए जल्दी से बस,
पेट की आग बुझाएं कैसे ये,
ढाई किलो आलू और प्याज।

कुकर चढ़ाने को हुआ जो मैं,
देखा कि थी सीटी नदारद,
खाना नहीं मिल पायेगा आज,
ढाई किलो आलू और प्याज।

छीलूं कैसे अब आलू को मैं,
चाकू कहीं जो मुझे न मिलता,
थक गए पेट के चूहे भी नाच,
ढाई किलो आलू और प्याज।

कच्ची प्याज ही खा जाऊं क्या?
ऊपर से पी पानी भर गिलास,
इस व्यंजन पर मुझे नहीं है नाज,
ढाई किलो आलू और प्याज।

बनाऊं दो प्याज़ा या आलू दम,
भूख नहीं दिख रही होती कम,
कुछ है गड़बड़, गहरा है राज,
ढाई किलो आलू और प्याज।

मुहँ में पानी, महक और स्वाद,
मेरे अंदर का भुक्कड़ मुखर,
सपने भी आते खाने के अब,
ढाई किलो आलू और प्याज।

Written by arpitgarg

February 21, 2016 at 2:40 am

Posted in Hindi, Poetry

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For Life

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Once upon a time in the land far-far away, there was a boy. Raju was his name. He lived with his family. A hard working farmer father. A loving, caring mother. A doting elder sister. He had all the happiness in the world. Or so he thought.

A traveller came to their home in the middle of a terrible night, asking for shelter. They provided him with utmost hospitality. He related Raju stories about the place from where he had come and of the luxuries that lie there. Raju was tempted. He asked his parents to go with the stranger to the luxurious land. “I will come and get you after some time”. Parents though reluctant, ceded to their son’s request and bade him goodbye.

Raju was full of hope and enthusiasm for all the wealth and happiness coming his way. He could see tall buildings, big cars, and wealthy lifestyle. But he noticed something strange. He tried entering a building; was not allowed. He tried getting in a car, was thrown out. He tried to embrace the wealth, he was not able to. “What is this place?” he wondered. This has luxuries as told, but why are they not for me? Soon the night took over. Raju was left alone in the cold. He shivered.

A couple of ruthless, hungry nights made him age years. He took a job as a tea boy; distributed tea across the shops in the bazaar. He hoped to earn all the luxuries and bring his family here. The more he couldn’t get the wealth, the more determined he became to earn it. He never thought of going back. Time flew. He graduated from a tea boy, to a cleaner, to a peon in an office.

It has been 20 years since he left his family. He hasn’t talked to them. He still hopes to move from his kholi to a plush apartment. Each time he misses his family and wants to go back, he is filled with shame of failure and postpones it. I think deep down he too knows that this is postponement for life.

Written by arpitgarg

September 2, 2014 at 2:30 am

Posted in General/Society

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Death Crowd

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In the middle of the night,
I had a dream,
Out went the light,
I could just scream.

Faint images I remember,
Amidst the fog, couldn’t see long,
Looked like winter of December,
Didn’t hear the chirpy song.

Half dig graves, dead all around,
No one mourn, no one stop,
The path I walked, didn’t seem ground,
So many crowds, silence pin drop.

Beads of sweat, landscape change,
Dead stood up, then burnt to ash,
Couldn’t fathom it, am I derange?
The thing I smoked, was it hash?

Itching inside, burning sensation,
Lots of air, short of breath,
Blood splurge, eyes burst open,
Elements destroyed, taken by death.

Deafening sounds, I cannot bear,
Not from outside, from within,
The sanity says, I am here,
Oracle says, pay for your sin.

Setting changes to serene, lush green,
Through the barren, life break out,
Just then I wake up, cells clean,
All that sticks with me, Death Crowd.

Written by arpitgarg

February 7, 2013 at 9:09 pm

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जबसे गयी हो दूर

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जबसे गयी हो तुम दूर, एक दर्द सा होता है,
होता है क्यों दर्द ये, है मुझे मालूम नहीं,
मालूम मुझे बस इतना है, कि नींद मुझे न आती है,
नींद कभी जो आ जाए, सपनों में याद सताती है||
 
दिन कटते हैं जैसे तैसे, रात काटने को आती,
कैसे काटूं रात ये दिन, मुझे समझ न आता है,
समझदार मैं था तो बहुत, पगला मैं बन बैठा हूँ,
बैठे बैठे, बस सोचूँ ये, किस्मत से मैं क्यों ऐंठा हूँ||
 
वो रास्ते, वो गलियाँ, जिनपर चलते थे हम तुम,
चलना भी दुष्वार हुआ, छाले क़दमों पे पड़ते हैं,
कदम मुझे ले जाते हैं, तेरे दरवाज़े की ओर,
दरवाज़े बंद पड़ जाते हैं, बिन तेरे किस्मत के||
 
तू जब थी बेहोश, वो पल लम्बे थे जीवन के,
एक बेचैनी छाई थी, तड़प रहा था मन ही मन,
तुझे कभी जो दर्द हुआ, चुभन मुझे महसूस हुई,
कब जाने ऐसा होने लगा, मुझसे पहले तू आने लगी||
 
वापस आजा जान तू अब, विरह सहन न होती है,
सहन जाऊंगा दुत्कार तेरी, पास जो तू मेरे होगी,
पास नहीं जो मेरे तू, जीवन जीने की आस नहीं,
इसी आस में बैठा हूँ, की आने वाली तू जल्दी है||

Written by arpitgarg

January 17, 2012 at 9:29 pm

Posted in Hindi, Love, Poetry

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चार भौंकते कुत्ते

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सपने में आते हैं मेरे,
डरता हूँ मैं, खौफनाक ,
क्यों न मुझको सोने देते,
वो चार भौंकते कुत्ते|

मैंने क्या बिगाड़ा तेरा है,
क्या ऐसा पाप किया है,
सुख चैन हर ले गए जो,
वो चार भौंकते कुत्ते|

एक बेचैनी सी छाई है,
पसीना पसीना हुआ हूँ मैं,
क्यों दिल को मेरे धड्काते,
वो चार भौंकते कुत्ते|

सुनसान गली, रास्ता तंग,
घेर लिया मुझे चारों ओर,
मेरे पापों की गिनती करवाते,
वो चार भौंकते कुत्ते|

काँप रहा मैं, ठण्ड लगी,
मुख में मेरे आवाज दबी,
राम नाम मुझसे जपवाते,
वो चार भौंकते कुत्ते|

तभी एक तेज रोशनी दिखी,
आँखें खुली, कुछ साफ़ हुआ,
मुझे साहस देने आये थे,
मेरे डर को भागने आये थे,
मुझे हिम्मत देके चले गए,
मेरे डर को लेके चले गए,
वो चार भौंकते कुत्ते|

Written by arpitgarg

August 29, 2011 at 6:27 pm

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Things I love/hate about Anna Hazare

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  1. I hate that he makes me feel corrupt. He tries to wake up my conscience. He makes me uncomfortable. He irks me.
  2. I love that he does not contest elections and hold legislative posts. Scared if he becomes PM.
  3. I hate the fact that he brainwashes today’s youth into believing that corruption is a bad thing.
  4. I love when he goes on fast and his health deteriorates. Good Riddance.
  5. I hate that his crusade will take off food from plates of corrupt people like me.
  6. I love that people like him are not selected for constitutional posts in our country. Who would bear a lokayukta like him?
  7. I hate that my dream of owning a black money account in Swiss bank will remain a dream because of him.
  8. I love the fact that he is old.
  9. I hate that his legacy will continue forcing me to answer to laws of the land for corruption.

Top 5 Tips for Girls to Gain Weight

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Of late size zero has become a phenomenon. Humanity has never lost so much weight in history as today. What girls tend to forget is that guys like curves. Slim figure is welcome but zero is not. Most thin girls have a phobia that by gaining weight they will look fat. First of all they should shed this inhibition. A little bit of chubbiness adds to the beauty anytime.

For all those single girls whom I have been able to brainwash into gaining weight by my above appeal, here are certain easy tips. Follow them and you will thrive and men will hover around like a beehive.

Tip No 1 – Find a Guy who lives alone
It’s quite easy to find a guy in metro cities who is working there and lives away from family alone. Such guys tend to eat out most of the times rather than cooking. You will start eating out too. Eating out regularly will add that missing kilos in no time.

Tip No 2 – Hit the bed long
Getting lots of sleep is one of the easiest ways to gain weight. A minimum of 8 hours sleep is necessary. Anything above is a bonus. This way weight gain would be like a dream come true.

Tip No 3 – Beer it
Over the centuries ‘Beer belly’ has been one of the most controversial phrase. But it works and how. Drink beer regularly for a month and you wouldn’t believe how lovely you look with those plum cheeks.

Tip No 4 – Don’t flunk the junk
Go junkie! Those Big Macs, fries, pizzas, pastas are a sure shot path towards glory. Never be scared of the food. Eat as much and as junk as you can.

Tip No 5 – Get married
Easiest of them all! Scientists have been wondering over the years as to why Indian women gain weight so quickly as soon as they get married. Regardless of the reason behind, it works. The only flip side is that you are married now.

Bonus Tip: Call me!

Written by arpitgarg

July 21, 2011 at 8:39 pm

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