Those Days and Nights of Leisure

दिल ढूँढता है फिर वही फ़ुरसत के रात दिन बैठे रहे तसव्वुर-ए-जानाँ किये हुए दिल ढूँढता है फिर वही फ़ुरसत के रात दिन जाड़ों की नर्म धूप और आँगन में लेट कर आँखों पे खींचकर तेरे आँचल के साए को औंधे पड़े रहे कभी करवट लिये हुए दिल ढूँढता है फिर वही फ़ुरसत के रातContinue reading “Those Days and Nights of Leisure”

A Cold, Foggy Morning

Today, I woke up to a world blanked out by fog. It has been foggy all week, but today an icy cold wind had come with it, just to stir things along. My husband loves such mornings, the fog and the wind aiding him in pretending that he is back in his beloved mountains. Personally,Continue reading “A Cold, Foggy Morning”

On Raves and Rants

Whenever I open a newspaper, I dive straight into the Editorial and Op-Ed pages. Even as a young girl, I often dreamed about major newspapers printing my opinion on assorted matters and conveying them to people all over the country. However, I soon figured that the path to the Editor’s chair was probably paved withContinue reading “On Raves and Rants”

How To Pass Time

Accha timepass hai, paisa toh jo hai so hai. (Hindi) A neighbour “It’s a good time-pass, whatever little the money,” a neighbour commented when I told them what I do for a living. She was relaxing on a bench just outside our tower, taking in the crisp, morning air. I had paused at the benchContinue reading “How To Pass Time”