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Couplet (mine)

हुआ क्या जाएगा इन चंद तिनकों के उड़ाने में
ये वीरां हो चुकी बस्ती सो अब क्या ख़ाक उजड़ेगी?


Hua kya jaayega in chand tinkon ke uDaane mein?

Yeh veeraan ho chuki basti, so ab kya khaak ujDegee?


What pain if you tear up a weed?

These ruins won’t go again to seed……


Not a perfect translation, but it’ll have to do. A friend once said something hurtful and then was apologetic for having possibly triggered me. That was the germ of these two lines….



About hbhatnagar

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.


8 thoughts on “Couplet (mine)

  1. हुआ क्या जाएगा इन चंद तिनकों के उड़ाने में
    ये वीरां हो चुकी बस्ती सो अब क्या ख़ाक उजड़ेगी?
    wah bahoot khoob

    Liked by 1 person

    Posted by rangeenkhyal | 01/04/2017, 11:19 AM
  2. I had to read this several times and think about what the words were saying. As for your friend hurting you and then apologizing, we are all human and happen to trip over our feet sometimes. Hopefully we are the wiser to immediately know we unintentionally hurt someone we care for, and reach out to make amends. Sounds like your friend did just that. 🙂 ❤

    Liked by 1 person

    Posted by AmyRose🌹 | 10/09/2016, 6:18 PM
  3. It’s a wonderful saying. Thanks.

    Liked by 1 person

    Posted by Bumba | 09/09/2016, 10:51 PM
  4. Beautiful write !

    Liked by 1 person

    Posted by Nisthur Anadi | 09/09/2016, 10:39 PM

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