Thik Karein Hum

Aa ek dusre ko thik karein hum
Thodi dosti se, thode pyaar se…
Aa ek dusre ko thik karein hum
Thoda dil se, thoda dimaag se…
Aa ek dusre ko thik karein hum
Thoda Dhoop se, thoda chaanv se…
Aa ek dusre ko thik karein hum
Thoda hansi se, thoda aansoon se…
Aa ek dusre ko thik karein hum
Thoda kal se, thoda aaj se…
Aa ek dusre ko Insaan karein hum
Chupte hue andar ke shaitaan se…

Hey…

I can talk to trees for hours

I can hold a roundtable with dogs

I can solve an argument of bees

Buzzing around sunflowers

I can converse with a sexist rickshaw driver in his dialect

I can sing ‘Afreen Afreen’ with a taxi driver who has 5 grandchildren

I can talk to Gulzar sahaab after being a bit starstruck

I can debate with Arnab (PS: If he is sleeping)

I can fight with bhakts

I can intellectually masturbate with pseudo-intellectuals

I can hold a seminar for pseudo feminists

I can stand in front of 444444444 people after a normal panic attack

But your ‘Hey’ with three ellipses

Sends all the shivers possible down my spine…

Before Words

Before words
There lives a feeling
Before words
There lives a sensitivity
Before words
There lives an image
Before words
There lives a melody
Before words
There lives a collective unconscious
Before words
There lives a soul
I just find them a perfect home-
The Writer