चिंगारी उठी कोई ,जल उठा शहर मेरा!

Originally posted on Confused Thoughts:
​चिंगारी उठी कोई फिर , छिट पुट सी बातों में जलने लगा शहर मेरा ! ना होश है उन्हें अपनों का ,  ना रहा कोई तेरा मेरा | किसी ने बीच में जाकर सभी से प्रश्न ये पूछा ? “क्या यही सिखलाता है मजहब – धर्म तेरा ?” मचलकर लोग…

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An Update on The SC Verdict on Triple Talaq

The news of the year for India, is out. The Supreme Court has declared the practice of Triple Talaq Unconstitutional! I had expressed hope before, through this article, that the verdict may ban the practice altogether. Well, at least half of it came true. The contents of the exact order are still not available to the…

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SC Verdict on Triple Talaq: Thoughts

India is on the verge of a defining moment in its Legal history today. The Supreme Court announces it’s verdict on whether the practice of Triple Talaq, the practice where Muslim women may be divorced by their husbands by just uttering the word ‘Talaq’ thrice in a row, is constitutionally valid or not. There’s been…

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Burying the Childhood

It was a particularly bright day for a funeral. The sun was shining down in all its golden glory. The air was thick with pollen from spring flowers. The small town was mostly at the Paanja jheel, boating, enjoying family picnics. Lovers were canoodling amongst the bushes. Everyone was out celebrating the onset of spring and the…

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Meditation: Sketch

Good Morning Folks! Another attempt at sketching. This time I tried my hand at something new. I don’t usually sketch abstract faces. I was almost sure this was going to be a disaster. I’m happy the way it turned out, even if the lines are not symmetrical. Hee hee!     Have a Great Day!…

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The Night It Rained On My Parade

Popat ho gaya (phrase; Hindi slang): When someone gets fooled. So we know last night there was a Partial Lunar Eclipse visible from Asia, Africa and Australia. A rare phenomenon for us Indians, this one, because it coincided with the festival Rakshabandhan after a considerable number of years. While that is not anything special, in…

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