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हनु

उन आँखों से छलकती चमक
उस चेहरे पे फेली हुई दमक

खुले बिखरे घुंघराले वो बाल
दर्शाते मस्ती में बीते तीन साल

इतराते, बल खाते, ठुमकते पग
ज्यों मौज दौड रही हो रग-रग

वो स्नेहयुक्त उन्मुक्त आलिंगन
वो प्रेमसिक्त मीठा-सा चुंबन

Beating around the wrong bush

Scene 1:

  • RBI changed Repo rate and CRR

supposedly to contain inflation

Scene 2:

  • Petrol price increased by 1.85/-
  • Diesel and LPG prices all set to be increased
  • Govt not ready to give away part of tax being collected from sale of Petro-products, which actually is a big chunk and may impact whole economy immediately

The Reversal Series and the Media

Today the cricket series has come to an end. The result has been reverse of the one we witnessed last month. Indian team was whitewashed there and now has been the one to whitewash their competitors.

The reversal has not been limited to on-field performance. While the Indian fans were dejected in the previous set of encounters, they are on a high in the just-concluded series.

Creating chain with Human Beings

The agitation has been going on since 16th Aug and Anna has been standing tall on his demand.

We, a bunch of IT professionals, met last saturday in Freedom park , the place where agitation has been going on. In order to show our solidarity with the movement and to spread awareness among thhose who prefer to spend 12 hours a day in front of their PC monitors.

तुम

रात मुझे ज्ञात है,
लेटा था जब मैं नितांत्त अकेला
स्वजनों से दूर होने की टीस
कसोसती थी मन को तब
मेरी हथेली पे आकर
रख दिया था हाथ तुमने।

महसूस की थी मैंने
तुम्हारे हाथों की ऊष्णता
नम्रता तुम्हारी ऊँगलियों की
समाप्त हो गया क्षण में
अकेलेपन का आभास
लगा, कोई है चिर-परिचित,
बैठा यहीं मेरे पास।

पर ज्यों ही मैंने मुट्ठी बाँधी,
चाहा पकड लुँ हाथ तुम्हारा,
रोक लूँ जाने से तुमको

Three finals in a row

Watching India almost at the verge of winning the quarterfinal. There stil is some uncertainties as indian players are used to make match out of nothing.

However I hope by the time this writing goes online, the match would have come to an end with cheers on indian crowds' faces. then is the next big match against arch-rivals Pakista, who are on upswing. Though in recent times, the main rival of indian tam on field has been the team from down south, Pakistan evokes the tempo like no one else.

The matches against Pakistan (and in recent times against Aussies) have the high voltage drama inbuilt and winning against them matters the most for any Indian.

Witnessing the Beauty that would take the breath away

On the last day of our training, we decided to go to the pfeiffer island near Big Sur. The drive on highway 1 was a gala of witnessing breathtaking beauty.