Angna Phool Khilenge With Irshad Kamil : Curtain Raiser for Lucknow Literature Festival 2017

Proceeding with the Curtain Raiser for Lucknow Literature Festival 2017, there was yet another enthusiastic as well as intellectual evening, with one of most celebrated contemporary lyricist, Irshad Kamil. “Lyricist is half story-teller. He has the responsibility of entertaining the audience for thirty minutes out of three hours.” He has a rich knowledge of language, and has a flair of writing that has not left any … Continue reading Angna Phool Khilenge With Irshad Kamil : Curtain Raiser for Lucknow Literature Festival 2017

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Soul Food in Lucknow!

There was a slight saliva building up in my mouth as I walked through the streets of Lucknow. It was the smell of kebabs and biryani penetrating my trachea and activating the juice dance in my stomach. Besides the Nawabi heritage, the city has some of the most royal relishes as some superior soul food dishes to offer. The traditional food of Lucknow was highly patronized … Continue reading Soul Food in Lucknow!

Ironies of Life…

Racism is not just discrimination, it is depriving a person of the pleasure of his or her natural beauty. People have sold, purchased, owned and slaved, other people under this pretext. This practice, fetches nothing except for cultivating maximum of hatred for a minimum of reason. To you, it might be a shoot of the mocking bird, voiced in solidarity in a luxurious drawing room. To me, … Continue reading Ironies of Life…

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Longing for Belonging…

While the night painted into deeper and deeper shades of blue, her longing eyes were still looking for some belonging in the audacious blankness of the vast sky. Sitting under the labyrinth of those branches, in the company of the tree, that had grown along with her over the years, she had been expecting some magic to happen that night. She had heard in her childhood that the people who … Continue reading Longing for Belonging…

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Notices at Night…

With warnings studded like gems in gravel, A few roads are haunted hell to travel; Deceptive destinations don’t have a measured distance, And walking with principles is a foolish persistence! Your close ones will snatch your optimism, Will criticise, seeking rainbow in the prism; Shunning the principles that govern the result, Will demotivate adding spicy spoiled insult! Night after night, I am sleepless and thoughtful, … Continue reading Notices at Night…

Can We Really Discard Nostradamus’ Prophecies as Coincidences?

Nostredame (Nostradamus) was a French apothecary and clairvoyant. He made predictions about the cataclysmic events that would occur in the future. Most of his prophecies in the form of four line quatrains, have come true. He predicted First World War as well as the Second World War, the year of Great Fire of London, the sinking of Titanic, assassination of John K Kennedy, death of … Continue reading Can We Really Discard Nostradamus’ Prophecies as Coincidences?

Woodwork is How a Carpenter Shows His Love…

Impressed by the dedication of a skilled artisan, I recognised him to be magician. You can hardly expect what unique transformation a thick tree trunk can go, when touched with the hands of a carpenter. The magician plays the trick his fingers, converting it into a beautiful furniture. It’s his ‘woodwork‘ that make it a member of our daily life. These might be just furniture … Continue reading Woodwork is How a Carpenter Shows His Love…