Archives for April, 2012

What a Lovely Day

    Fifteen years ago, my daughter, who was then six years old, deftly delegated the task she was to complete to an unsuspecting father; to select a poem that could be read by her at school. I made the mistake of being presumptuous and thought I would compose a small poem myself, rather than […]

Apni Haqueeqat: My Reality

Apni Haqueeqat: My Reality NS Rajan: नि सु राजन   Apni haqeeqat hum kahaan pehchante hain Kis muqaam pe pahunche hai, kya jante hain   Mehfil mein dukh ke afsane kahe jao Tere haal pe log ab hasney waley hain   Mere dil ke raaz aap bhala kyon jaane Khali mera daman tere labrez paimaane hain   […]

Meri Bandagi: My Prayer

Meri Bandagi: My Prayer NS Rajan : नि सु राजन   Ibteda–e-ishq mein, dard-e-furqat ho to kyaa Jaari hai bandgee meri, khuda bhool jaye to kyaa   Kis kaa khayaal hoon main, kis ka hoon hum-safar Dushmanon ke shahr mein, hum kuch bhi na ho to kyaa   Phir milenge kitaabon mein sukhe phool ki tarah […]

Understanding the Young

Understanding the Young NS Rajan When I visited XLRI some months ago, I shared a thought with the batch passing out: ‘the best of me, perhaps, is behind me; the best of you is beckoning you.’ Over the years, it has been a great source of joy and learning to have worked with the younger […]