Category Archives: Poetry

Tagore’s Dreams of Independent India

Where the mind is without fear and the head is held high Where knowledge is free Where the world has not been broken up into fragments By narrow domestic walls Where words come out from the depth of truth Where … Continue reading

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The World Is Mine

The World Is Mine Oh God, Forgive Me When I Whine Today, upon a bus, I saw a girl with golden hair. I envied her, she seemed so gay, and wished I was as fair. When suddenly she rose to … Continue reading

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ਚੰਨ ਦੀ ਛਤਰੀ

ਅੱਜ ਯੁਗਾਂ ਬਾਅਦ ਮੇਰੇ ਦਰਵਾਜ਼ੇ ਤੇ ਇਕ ਪਹਿਚਾਣੀ ਜਹੀ ਦਸਤਕ ਥਿੜਕਦੇ ਪੈਰਾਂ ਦੀ ਆਹਟ ਕੰਬਦੇ ਬੋਲਾਂ ਦਾ ਪਰਛਾਂਵਾਂ ਸਾਹਾਂ ਦੀ ਤੋਰ ਚੰਚਲ ਜਿਸਨੂੰ ਸਦਾ ਸੁਪਨ-ਦੁਆਰ ਤੇ ਮੈਂ ਸੁਣਿਆ ਹੈ ਮਨ-ਮੰਦਰ ਦੀ ਬੁਝਦੀ ਜਿਓਤੀ ਤੇ ਸਿਸਕਦੇ ਚਾਨਣ ਦੀ ਲੋਅ ਵਿਚ ਜਿਸਦੀ … Continue reading

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ਕਦੇ ਆਵਾਜ਼ ਤਾਂ ਮਾਰੋ

ਜ਼ਿੰਦਗੀ ਦੀ ਲਰਜ਼ਦੀ ਇਸ ਸ਼ਾਖ ਨਾਲੋਂ ਇਕ ਦਿਨ ਅਚਾਨਕ ਟੁੱਟ ਜਾਵਾਂਗਾ ਮੈਂ ਅੱਗ ਦੀ ਇਸ ਸ਼ੂਕਦੀ ਨਦੀ ਕੰਢੇ ਕਿਸੇ ਤੇਜ਼ ਤੂਫਾਨੀ ਰੁੱਤ ਅੰਦਰ ਕੱਚੇ ਦੀਵੇ ਦੀ ਡੋਲਦੀ ਲਾਟ ਵਾਂਗੂ ਇਕ ਦਿਨ ਅਚਾਨਕ ਬੁੱਝ ਜਾਵਾਂਗਾ ਮੈਂ ਤੇ ਮਿੱਤਰਾਂ ਦੀ ਮਹਿਕ ਤੋਂ … Continue reading

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When poets’ work is ‘unphotogenic’

by Vandana Shukla While poets are working overtime to ‘produce’ love poetry in view of the market demands of the Valentine season, it is not politically correct to recall a poet whose best poem (in my opinion) has a very … Continue reading

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A poet at heart

BY Harihar Swarup “If you ask me, which is my best work, I would say none of my work has given me complete satisfaction. That is the reason why I have been able to write for the last four decades. … Continue reading

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Alvida, Pita Ji!

by Ashutosh Sharma In his words, he was living on ‘borrowed time’ when I coincidently met him four years ago. He was 80, I was 23. Over the years the grand old man and eminent Dogri poet, Yash Sharma, became … Continue reading

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