Honor in a Vagina?

Switched on the news and my heart ached“Breaking news!!” “Another Girl Raped!!”, Now people say “Her honor is gone!”“Our community’s honor is gone!”But she asks “how is the honor gone?” “Was my honor in my Vagina?!”“Was their honor in my Vagina?!”“Who placed “Honor” in my Vagina?!” Is this how our society is shaped?The culprit arrested, … Continue reading Honor in a Vagina?

[TANKA] : काला चना चाट / Black Chickpeas Chaat

Tanka: Boiled black chickpeas well,Carrot, Onion, Fresh DhaniyaIs it enough? No!Cumin, Chaat, Chilli powder,Lemon juice, mixed well and served!   PS:1. All Protein and Vegan 2. Carrot or Tomato3. Fresh Dhaniya = Fresh Coriander 4. Chaat Powder = is a spice powder mix or masala, originating from South Asia to add flavor to fruit salads … Continue reading [TANKA] : काला चना चाट / Black Chickpeas Chaat

बीत रात के सपनें – Dreams of bygone night

रात जो बीत गयी है उसके सपनें ना देखिए,बस पैरों की ज़ंजीर बन जाएंगें,दिन जो हातों में है बस उसके पल खिलाइए,खुली उड़ान की तकदीर बन जाएंगे। यार जो ना रहा है उसके ग़मों को ना गिनिए,बस दिल के ताज़े ज़ख्म बन जाएंगें,प्यार जो सामने है उसकी बातों को समेटिए,वही अमन की नज़्म बन जाएंगे। … Continue reading बीत रात के सपनें – Dreams of bygone night

[6 KIMO] “Oh master! tell me…” #3

Oh Master! What carries the most venom?Fangs of the King Cobra andWords of toxic person. Master! What should I be more wary of?The enmeshed parent’s queries,and Coy lover’s demands. Master! What are symptoms of “Deception”?Fever of fear, Phlegm of doubt,Ache of uncertainty. Master! Ah! What disease cannot be cured?Greed in a wolfish sibling,Jealousy in a … Continue reading [6 KIMO] “Oh master! tell me…” #3

[6 KIMO] “Oh master! tell me…” #2

Oh Master! What would be the worst regret?Abandoned obligationand Declined call for help. Master! What is always overrated?Existence of free will andself credit for success. Master! What’s unending and fatuous quest?Quest of gratification and appeasing spoiled brats. Master! What’s viable and sensible quest?Quest of self contentment andedifying the willful. Master! Who’s the greatest con and … Continue reading [6 KIMO] “Oh master! tell me…” #2

“You”; Not absolute but a version in space and time.

From the day of your “Conception”,to the day of “expiration”,your composition is swapped.Like legendary Theseus’s ship,surely, in due time, chip by chip,every strip is changed and dropped. So then, what has remained of “You”?True identity or just view ?What’s true? Abstract or real?What If someone rejoins each shard,rebuilds “you” or “ship” in his yard,by this … Continue reading “You”; Not absolute but a version in space and time.

[3 Kimo] Amateur’s “Pav”

Amateur baker attempts to bake “Pav”;knead, rest, knead and gluten formed;Will bake “Pav” in “”Cooker”. This amateur bakes “Pav”; waits and waits;Fills house with lingering smell;Conjuring hot wheat “pav”. Amateur’s “pav” makes his son delighted;Son : “Dad! Keema Pav is yum!”,“Phew!” mission accomplished! “3 KIMO” or “Keema & 3 Pav”.. pun intended 😉 😀 Reference: … Continue reading [3 Kimo] Amateur’s “Pav”

[6 KIMO] “Oh master! tell me…”

“Oh Master! what will not yield a return?”“Decorating cadaversand helping ungrateful.” “Master! what’s cruel and needs rebellion?”“Onus without power andunchecked authority.” “Master! what’s most difficult to control?”“The monkeying mind and theWriggling and itching tongue…” “Master! What causes most of temptations? ““Swelling fortune, deprived handsand an oppressive guard…” “Master! Who always exaggerates?”“Always slacking colleague andCook that … Continue reading [6 KIMO] “Oh master! tell me…”

Be generous, Be wise…

Food is much valued when hungry,but beware of grunting gluttons!Berth is much valued when weary,but beware of lazing bottoms! Drink is much valued when thirsty,but beware of pesky suckers!Help is much valued when needy,but beware of thankless seekers! Yes! Charity is virtuous,but it breeds hordes of moochers.Gullible nursing birds nurture,imposturous cuckoo’s youngsters. “Am entitled!” is … Continue reading Be generous, Be wise…

Future-proof paper boat… :

Made a paper boat for my boy.“Whoopee!! Let’s sail it and enjoy!” 🙂 He snatched it, ran to the puddle, But soon back with soggy trouble!   “There there!” I said, calming my lad,“Chuck the worry and don’t be sad”“Let’s make one more, my plumply chap!”“and cover it with bubbly wrap!”   Soon there was … Continue reading Future-proof paper boat… :


Boneless wriggling worm; “Recalcitrant”.Rude rash haughty; “Insolent”.Digs pit for self; “Foolish”. PS: It’s a my first “Kimo“. I wanted a write a lengthy poem on this topic of  “Tongue”, but then I thought, sometimes “Less is more!” and let the art do the talking. Thanks David for introducing me to this new form of writing … Continue reading “Tongue”

A bard’s lost love..

Such cruel fate the “Moirai” weave,Yearning souls suffer, tied hands leave,and hearts grieve with shallow smiles.“Converge!”, “Diverge!” the kismet calls;Puppeteer show and dancing dolls;Life trolls the harrowing miles. Worded poems in bard’s quivers,Not letters but his heart’s slivers,He covers, conceals and hide.“Love’s just a melancholic play”,“Forget!” “Move on!” the logic say,and heart obeys to it’s … Continue reading A bard’s lost love..

“B’lore’s Autumn Morning”

“Bangalore’s crisp autumn morn,Gradient blotted blue, dark-some gone,Sleepy yawn, greets chirping wings.Stoned paths riddle trimmed cushion grass,Yellow hedges crease fruiting mass,Shining gloss vivifies things.” PS : My first “Cywydd Llosgyrnog“! Thanks to David and his previous post “Fate, or: Folly” , I learned this type of poetic meter. 🙏😌

Shayari(शायरी) + Haiku : “You did ….! But can you …??”

कामियाब हो तुम हमारा दिल तोड़ने में,मगर हमारा हौसला कहाँ तोड़ पावोगे ? You are successful!Success in breaking my heart!But can you break my spirit? चुरा सकते हो हमारी कलम और कलाममगर हमारा हुनर कहाँ चुरा पावोगे ? Ah! You stole my pen!Lucky at stealing my work.But can you steal my talent? मिट्टी में मिला … Continue reading Shayari(शायरी) + Haiku : “You did ….! But can you …??”

“Poet, Poems and … :P”

A honest poet is the “True poet”,Rest all are crafty “Word hustlers”. “Poem” writes itself when the soul renders.Rest everything is excessive “Blabber”. Sincere and innocent at it’s core mantle,“Rhymes”, “syllables”, “lines”are just ornamental. Philosophy; Heartwood of poetic hubs,Rotting heartwood breeds only gnarly grubs. “Poet” dares to create “Veracious opus”,Equivocation is skill of pretentious “Pompous”. … Continue reading “Poet, Poems and … :P”

Haiku/Shayari(शायरी) : Just cairn! Not mountain!

Haiku: Arranged scattered stones,titles it a “master piece”. Pfff!Just cairn, not mountain! Don’t be so proud man,You are mere flicking flame! Pfff!Just a lamp, not Sun! Bubble on water;Life so fragile, so frail Pfff! Just a drop, not flood! You know to join words;You call that “poetry” Pfff!Just wind gust, not storm!   Shayari/शायरी: समेट … Continue reading Haiku/Shayari(शायरी) : Just cairn! Not mountain!

Haiku : “God” learns from other “Gods” ?

My young son asks me,The “God” knows everything right?,Does he learns from “Gods”? PS : My 8 year old boy, Samrudh Fernandes, asked me this exact question. If “God” knows everything, then does he learn from other “Gods”? So technically he is the author of this haiku 🙂 🙂  


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