Friday, July 07, 2006


“Paani ko usane kuch aise hai jana,
aakhon ka aansu aur tan ka paseena

Jo mein dekh paati, tumhe bhi bataun,
Sapano se alag kuch hakikat sunaun.
Kehene ko who hai hamare hi jaisa
Agar koi fark hai, to who hai bas paisa.
Barish to uspar kahar banake aati,
Badhien toote se ghar ko bahati..
Asahay sa who kuch kar na pata
Kapada aur bartan sab paani le jata
Ankhein unaki kabhi so na paati,
Rotiyan jab unake sapano me aati.
Uasake bacche bhi apani kismat se ladte,
Apani aayu se pehle hi bechare badhte……
Jab badhein nahi thi, to sukha pada tha
Tab bhi aur ab bhi, who bhuka khada tha.
Har mausam mein usaki yahi hai kahani,
Paani si behati usaki jindagani.


  • Very relevant. In vicinity of my house, there is slum area and every now and then, I see them struggling to make both ends meet. A rain,which we enjoy sipping tea, brathing the aroma, they suffer with the dampness, the broken thatched roofs and water dripping in.

    By Blogger Neelima Arora, at 07 July, 2006  

  • Har mausam mein usaki yahi hai kahani,
    Paani si behati usaki zindagani

    sahi kaha Rachna ! barish unke liye har saal aane wala dard hai jise sahna unki mazboori ho gayi hai.

    By Blogger Manish, at 07 July, 2006  

  • Hi Rachana,
    very lyrical and poignanat expressing the realities of life in those dark areas of the city that is geographically located in the neighbourhood but mentally exists somewhere far away..
    good work Rachana

    By Blogger abhay k, at 11 July, 2006  

  • neelima, manish and abhay,
    thanks u all for ur valuable comments.....

    By Blogger rachana, at 11 July, 2006  

  • yes they have to slog in rains to even make the ends meet, to even have a dry place to sleep but watch a farmer then!

    I wish something would be there to bring smiles to ALL the faces, but that would dilute the joy of happiness itself :|

    By Blogger Ashish Gupta, at 11 July, 2006  

  • Great site loved it alot, will come back and visit again.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 12 August, 2006  

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