Masala chai

“Mein royaa pardes main, bheega maa ka pyaar Dukh ne dukh se baat ki, bin chitthi bin taar ..Chhotaa kar ke dekhiye jeevan ka vistaar Aankhon bhar aakaash hai, baahon bhar sansaar ..Sab ki pooja ek si, alag alag har reet Masjid jai maulvi, koel gaaye geet ..Saaton din bhagwan ke, kyaa mangal kyaa pir …

Prized possessions

“Mera kuchh saamaan tumhaare pas padaa hai Saavan ke kuchh bhige bhige din rakhe hain Aur mere ik khat mai liptee raat padee hai Woh rat bujhaa do, mera woh saamaan lautaa do” – Sampooran Singh “Gulzar” [Some of my baggage remains with you A few moist monsoon days left lying (with you) And the …

Timeless dialogue

“Mann lago yaar faqiri mein Aakhir yeh tann khaak milega kyun phirta maghroori mein Guru Gobind do-u khade kaa ke lagoon paaye Balihari Guru aapne Gobind diyo milaaye Maalaa kahe hai kaath ki tu kyaa phere mohe Mann ka mankaa pher de so turant milaa dun tohe” – Kabir [(My) being is engrossed in devotion …

Innocence

“Har bacchaa aankhen kholte hi karta hai sawaal mohabbat kaa Duniya ke kissi goshe se use mil jaaye jawaab to acchaa ho” – Ghulam Mohammad Qasir [On opening the eyes (at birth) each child raises the question of love (If only) some corner of this world could provide the response, it would be so nice] …