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 …

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 …

Spring nostalgia

“Bahaaron ko chaman yaad aa gaya hai Mujhe woh gulbadan yaad aa gaya hai! Lachakati shaakh ne jab sar uthaaya Kisi ka baankapan yaad aa gaya hai! Mile woh ajanabi ban kar to 'Rifat' Zamaane ka chalan yaad aa gaya hai!” – Rifat Sultan [(Just as) the spring (season) has remembered (and returned to) the …