Tuesday, February 16, 2016


ऍ बुरे वक़्त ज़रा अदब से पेश आ
वक़्त नहीं लगता वक़्त बदलने में 

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Shastri Ji

One Sunday back in 2004, I was sitting at Kankaria Lake, Ahmedabad. My parents were visiting me on my birthday and it was part of a small city tour with them. From where we were sitting, I could see a life-size  bust of a statue placed at the lake's periphery. In Gujarat you would expect Gandhi or Patel or Nehru - but this one was different, smaller. I asked Dad who might that be, let me go and check. A complete stranger who was walking by, looked at me and said - who else, the most worthy politician India ever had.