हम अंधेरी गुफाओं से निकले मगर
रौशनी अपने सीनों से फूटी नहीं
हमने जंगल तो शहरों में बदले मगर
हमसे जंगल की तहज़ीब छूटी नहीं
अपनी बदनाम इंसानियत की कसम
अपनी हैवानियत आज तक साथ है
तुम भी मजबूर हो हम भी मजबूर हैं
क्या करें ये बुज़ुर्गों की सौगात है
We left the darkened caverns but
Light did not burst forth from our breast
We turned forests to concrete but
Our feral instincts gave no rest
I swear by our doomed humanity
No beast exists more vile than we
And you and I can’t help but be
Slaves to our forebears’ vanity
I need to fill this up with much better content than I had populated it with earlier. Why I write a blog maybe? I started blogging in 2009 or thereabouts. I was a newly turned atheist and wanted to converse with others of the same persuasion. We're not exactly a big population group in India! It didn't go very well and I sort of lost interest, posting a few things now and then.
I got a lot more regular over the last few months and have been posting almost daily since February '15. There were many reasons why I gradually became more regular in posting, but one way or the other, here I am! So this blog has taken shape, being at different points in time my showcase, my comedy club, my art gallery, my book club, my therapist, my close friend, my innermost self....but always my little corner of the world. You are all welcome to visit and I hope you stay awhile!
A few points about me because I don't want to lead anyone on(and trust me this does become an issue more often than I'd care to admit).
I'm Indian, the brown-skinned variety; if race, ethnicity or skin colour is an issue, you don't have to get to know me any more than what you see on my blog.
I'm 40, so if age is an issue, please be informed accordingly.
I was a doctor, an ophthalmic surgeon for 10 years before I quit practice.
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