Ashwini Dodani

As kids, we are taught a lot of things to be a better individual and grown up, there are not so many responsibilities in our lives at that point of time and yet the flavor which each of the individuals get from their own families is surprising, we take up our parents’ or grandparents’ eyes, nose and some behavioral traits while the journey continues. Childhood is one of our greatest times of existence and most …

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Flash backs are important, they keep you grounded and remind you of the best people you have ever met in your life or are related to. Especially family, your loved ones, as they say blood is thicker than water, always. Don’t you sometimes feel blessed about the family you are born in, the people who you call your family? I am sure you do.

I think there’s this thing with vibrations, the right ones, they …

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Skin, this world keeps talking about skin and more,
I stay silent and in a corner and sometimes on display,
My eyes don’t blink, my hands don’t move,
But I am watching you, all the time in a non-creepy way…

How you walk, how you talk, how you treat people,
The only difference that I am not alive to judge you,
For all your actions, your presence doesn’t scare me,
I am fearless but I …

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एक लफ्ज़ में लिपटी हुई मेरी सांस
वोह छन से बिखरे बाल
कुछ आधी बोतल सी सियाही
और मेरे जिस्म से निकलती हुई जान

टुकड़ो में बसी जो यह कसम है
कैसे यह ज़िन्दगी के नियम है
कुछ में कहूँ कुछ मेरी परछाई
आ मिल बैठे हम करे एक सुनवाई

इस आकार पर मत जाना यह धोकेबाज़ होते हैं
इस हवा में मत घुलना यह कहीं और कि माटी है
जो जुड़ सके तोह मेरी

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 Day in and day out, check in to reality and check out with dreams,
We are neither super heroes nor do we possess magic wands,
Why are we then expected to be perfect?
Why doesn’t this wall of expectations break any time soon?

A slumber so full of stress, dreams less & more of crass,
Moving down the hill for a walk full of peace,
Admiring the birds lost in a peck,
And the trees

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