– of him

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We named love,
A-L-W-A-Y-S.

Every time I would ask,
“There?”
he replied-
“Always”,
as if it were a TFIOS scene.
“Okay?”
“Okay! ”

His lips were on mine that day, licking, and the one you call lip lock made me all nervous and the flashbacks of past- those vivid pictures, kept flashing in front of my eyes.
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“Hey, are you fine?
always, you know.”
“Always.”

*I smiled.*

Give me a broad smile, he said.
I did smile and he kissed my tears and started smiling even broader.

I looked myself in the mirror
to see that smiling face of mine, my mind almost forgot how it looked like.

He hugged me from behind,
but instead of kissing,
we looked at each other; smiling in the mirror,
we captured memories in our eyes rather than clicking pictures.
We wove moments in hours.

We made love,
instead of him lifting me up in his arms
I lifted him in mine.

And he smiled, laughed, giggled,
after 7 years.
I too did.
-A.A.

प्रकृति और मैं

 

pexels-photo-39811आज दो साल बाद फिर उन रास्तों से गुफ़्तगू कि।
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अच्छा लगा ये जान कर की वो रास्ते आज भी मुझे भूले नही है।
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जरा सा मुस्कुराया क्या मैंने वो रास्ते में मिला करते थे जो पेड़, खिलखिला उठे। हवाओं का रुख तो देखने लायक था, आज भी वही तेजी थी उसमे जो दो साल पहले थी। मैंने सोचा क्यू न दो पंक्तिया लिख डालू इनके नाम।
मैंने लिखना अभी शूरू ही किया था की वो हवाएँ, दो साल पहले के भाँति ही मुझसे बाते करने लगी। बड़ा मजा आया उनसे दो चार शब्दों की लड़ाई कर। आज तो बस ऐसा लग रहा था मानो हवाए बस लड़ जाने के मन में थी मुझसे ।
दो मिनटो की लड़ाई के बाद आ गयी कोयल रानी दूर से ही चिल्लाते हुए और बोली,
“जाओ रूठ गया है मन मेरा तुमसे, बाते जो न की थी बरसो से।”
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मेरी भी क्या मज़ाल थी की मैं एक शब्द भी बोल पाती।
अगले ही पल बोल पडी ये सड़के मुझसे
क्यों भाई, मैडम साहिबा को याद न आई क्या मेरी?
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फिर एक बार हस पड़ी मैं। उनके गुस्से में जो प्यार था मानो जिंदगी भर के लिए काफ़ी हो। पर मई जो ठहरी इंसान, लालच भरा पड़ा था दिल में, रुक गयी उनके साथ गुफ़्तगू करने के लिए।
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आज भी प्यार है उन रास्तो से, उन पेड़ो से, उन सड़को से, उस कोयल से,उन बहती हवाओ से; उनसे बात कर थोडा हँस लेती हूँ और गाने की कुछ धुन गुनगुना चल पड़ती हूँ एक ऐसी जगह पे जहाँ लोग तो मिलते है पर न तो उनके पास समय होता है हाल जानने के लिये मेरा न तो वो ख़ुशी मिलती है उनसे दो शब्दों की लड़ाई कर।
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जीवन में आज तक जो भी सीखा हैं, प्रकृति से ही सीखा है,
इंसान तो आज भी सिखाने के नाम पर भी मुँह मोड़ लेते है।
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-A.A.

I fear people

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i fear people
for the fear
of getting judged
by them
never leaves.

i fear people
because the replies
i get for not replying
to their
“hi”
and
“hello”
messages funckin’ kills me.

i fear people,
for i lack the art
of choosing
right ones
and sometimes
they choose
the wrong person
in me.

i fear people
because i’ve hurt,
many,
and they left
like they
never existed.

i fear people
because
they never understand
that some people
are still learning.

i fear people
because
most of them
don’t appreciate
the tiny effort
one put in making an art.

i fear people
and the society
we have made
as I too belong
to this big society
i fuckin’ fear myself
for i know
somewhere
someone
thinks the same
about me too.

i fear people,
i really do.
-A.A.

A Symphony of Chance Encounters by Sayujya Sankar~Book Review

Title – A Symphony of Chance Encounters

Author– Sayujya Sankar

Publisher– Notion Press

No. of pages– 152

Price– 210 INR

Blurb

The world sways to an invisible music. We are the orchestra and our stories its symphony. And our loneliness is a song, which leads us through pasts and presents, towards new friends, and acquaintances…

That girl on the road swaying to an invisible rhythm…

That lady at the next table reading a book…

What’s their music?

A Symphony of Chance Encounters has suspense, love, rage, passion, contemplation and myriad human emotions sung into its stories.

A murderess. A child’s relationship with her father. An indifferent author. An unusual friendship. A couple in love. Writers exploring their creations. The fragrance of a new life; a new hope. A woman trapped in a life she does not want – will the rhythm be hers?

Their tunes merge. Their songs intertwine to create a symphony.

But, which tune do you sway to? Which melody lingers on your lips? Which story is yours?

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Review

It’s basically an anthology of short stories and poems. There are 10 poems and 10 short stories where each poem is followed by a short story. Each story has a different genre, but despite that, I found the stories bit boring and not well crafted.

The title of the book is the unique one, but the cover is the biggest turn off for me. The cover seemed a bit chaotic to me and it could have been better.

Poor plot.

The book could have been better if the Author had given a little more attention to the plot of each story. The stories are very simple and plain. Poems are better than the stories.

Coming to the language of the book, honestly, I don’t find it good. The 1st two stories are written in a very poor language while the 3rd one is written way better than the previous two which seemed as if someone else has written that.

What did I like?

Honestly, the thing I liked about the book is some poems and the title.

What didn’t I like?

Cover page, the language used and the plot of the stories.

Overall, all I would say is, the book is a big “NO” for me and I would like to give it 1 star out of five.

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Hey Dad! Meet my Mom by Sandeep Sharma and Leepi Agrawal~Book Review

Title–  Hey Dad! Meet my Mom

Authors– Sandeep Sharma and Leepi Agrawal

Publisher– Gargi Publishers

Number of Pages-160

Price-150 INR

Blurb

Right since 51WFYIIUUwL._SS300_childhood, the world in which we live teaches us to bury our ‘bad’ past somewhere deep inside us and just move on. So deep, that even we can’t possibly dig it back out. What happens when a 10 year old child, who claims to be your future son, comes to you to help you find his mother, who’s your perfect match? What happens when you eventually start doubting his intentions? What happens when a girl starts turning your dreams into nightmares? What happens when your ‘future son’ starts haunting you? What happens when your FUTURE starts bleeding into your PRESENT through your PAST? ‘Hey Dad! Meet My Mom!!!’ is nothing less than a roller coaster ride of mystery, love, comedy, fear and suspense. So make sure you don’t forget to expect the unexpected!!

Review

The cover is something that attracts readers the most. I mean before reading the blurb the cover is what any reader looks at and the cover of this book is really simple but it didn’t stand on to my expectations as it could have been better. The title is something that attracts more than the cover page indeed. It’s catchy and to be honest the title is what made me pick up this book.

So this book is about this guy named Puneet, a banker who falls in love with Myra, a customer to the bank he works in but being an introvert he couldn’t gather enough courage to approach her. Then comes this 10-year-old kid named Rishi who claims to be his future son which is totally astonishing thing for Puneet as he is unmarried. So here Rishi is someone who helps his dad to meet his mom and that’s why the title goes like hey dad! meet my mom.

Puneet is stunned by the dreams that turned into nightmares and that too about another woman whom he doesn’t know and that woman haunts him every day. It is like a puzzle between his dreams and reality. Well, that’s not the end.

When Puneet get to know that there’s something that his mother is hiding from him and that’s when the turn in the story comes and then enters a new character named Roshini. Who is Roshini and what was Puneet’s mother hiding from him?

Well, I’m not gonna reveal everything here, you have to buy yourself a copy to know more about what happened next.

The characters are woven really well and I loved the character of Rishi but there is something which is really not practical like how can a ten-year-old kid be this helpful. The intimate scene was irrelevant. I don’t really understand is it necessary to include that portion in every book? I mean every other book I read has some irrelevant sex scenes which really piss me off and it’s the biggest turn off for me as a reader.  The narration was good but the editing and the language could have been better to make the book little bit more engaging.

Overall this book is a light read and you can read it in one go.

I would like to give it 2 stars out of 5.

H-A-P-P-Y  R-E-A-D-I-N-G. 🙂

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