इंसान है.. पिंजरे में न रखो

खुदको कमजोर समझके छुपने वाली  
एक शब्द से ज़्यादा न बोल सकने वाली..
..बोलती भी तो आवाज़ दबी हुई, की कोई सुन सके तो बस खुद ही।
चलते हुए सर झुकाए रखना..
जैसे, वे कोई कीट और भगवान है सामने वाला।

खाना बनाते हुए,
चोट लगे तो अंचल से छुपा लेती,
चोट लगे तो अंचल से छुपा लेती
और खाना अच्छी बने.. तो खुद के हिस्से का बांट देने वाली।
सबको बिना एक अल्फ़ाज़ बोले भी खुश रखने वाली।

"रातको बाल खुला नहीं छोड़ते,"
"लड़को से ज़्यादा बात नहीं करते!!"
"अरे तू भी क्या काम करेगी?
पापा है? भाई है ना? या पति? वो कमा लेंगे, तू घर संभाल ले खाली!"
"बड़ी होगाई है.. अब साड़ी पहन, फ्रॉक नहीं!"
"हाय राम!!लड़की क्या हॉकी खेलेगी? वो भी छोटे छोटे कपड़ों में? हमारे यहां यह मानते नहीं!"

सारे नियम मानते हुए-
"हमें यही तो करना होता है.."
यह मानकर आंसू न दिखाके इसमें खुशियां ढूंडके तब थी वह रहती।।

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पर आज, वे कंधे मिलाके साथ चलती
जितना बोलना ज़रूरी है पूरा उतना ही बोलने का अधिकार और दम रखती..
के, "सच बोलरही हूं, तो सुने विश्व के सभी"!

वह है चलते हुए, इज्जत देते और पाते हुए आंखों में आंखें डालकर बोल सकने वाली..
क्युकी सामने वाला भी इसकी तरह है लाल लहू के ही अधिकारी।

खाना बनाते हुए
मम्मी बनके आज भी वो दर्द छुपा लेती,
मगर
दर्द छुपा लेती वो डांट के डर से नहीं!
छुपा लेती अपनों को दर्द में न देखने के लिए ही!
क्युकी वो खुदको संभाल खुद ही लेती!
आज भी खाना अच्छा बने तो बोलती -
"यह खाना मुझे पसंद नहीं.."
झूठ बोलती थी..
झूठ बोलती है.. क्युकी पसंद तो उन्हें भी है.. पर उन्हें खाने से ज़्यादा तुम्हारे खाने कि फिक्र है।

आज यह बाल दिनमे भी बांधती है..अगर उसका मन हो तो।
आज वो बाल रात को भी खुला छोड़ती है.. अगर उसे इच्छा हो तो!
आज मम्मी पापा भी घर बुलाते है उसके सारे दोस्तों को.. लड़की लड़का सबको!
"अरे तूने इंटरव्यू तो दिया न नौकरी का?" लोग भाई के साथ पूछते भी है उसको!
वो आज पापा को दवाई खिलाती तो है, साथ साथ खरीद के भी लाके देती है।
वो आज अपने मन से साड़ी पहनती है..
पहनती है फ्रॉक..
पहनती है शर्ट और शॉर्ट भी!
पर, आज भी गुरुजन से मिले तो.. पैर छूकर प्रणाम भी वही करती है!
क्युकी उसकी पोषक उसकी पसंद है..
उसकी अंदर रहने वाली संस्कार या काम का प्रतीक नहीं!
"अरे वाह! क्या dragflick करती है! तारीफ करते है लोग उसी छोटे कपड़ों में तिरंगे के लिए हॉकी खेलने वाली को भी!"

आज वो उड़ने सीखी है.. उसे न बांधो..
आज वो बोलने सीखी है.. उसे बोलने दो..
आज वो जीना सीख रही है सीखने दो!
वो भी तो इंसान है.. उसे पिंजरे में न रखो!
(Image source: google)

Waves of life

Limitless Blues above the head
Ocher sands down the feet
And uncountable dreams living on the balls at the face that blinks..
The eyes.. eyes that’s staring at some other blues.. which is unstoppable,restless, limitless yet beautiful..
..with big waves dancing at an unrecognizable loop 🌊.


The waves that shows how life is..
Taking to the heights and slapping down within the blinks..
Showing gloomy days then suddenly the scorching sun at wave tips with a face smiling.
Bringing life to the life like high waves also bringing worrying residuals along with it!
It’s all the eyes who witness it,
It’s all the heart that fears and loves it.
People tagging along you, sees it too..
But who witness and deals with it is only YOU

Be like the flying fishes who lives there.. if needed flys above the limits and comes back when it’s done with the need.
Be the whales who doesn’t mess with waves always..
In your life, Be the dolphins who’s cheerful, have a face that’s always just smiling, and tough or easy but always play with the waves.

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Love and Emotion

It’s heavenly
Not a pain.
It doubles your strength
And also that makes you frail.


It’s nothing to be generalised
It’s to be cherished.
It’s nothing to be judged for
But to be nourished, keeping it always unfinished.
It might be for some other soul or for your own.

It’s very cliché to be described
As everyone “talks it”
But it needs to be talked rather than being someone “toxic”.
Not everyone expresses it loud ,
And that doesn’t make the soul “insensitive”..
Not everyone keeps it secret and that doesn’t mean, the soul is “flexing

Wrote the lines because I felt of doing so,
As I saw people to be judged upon how ‘their’ emotions ‘they’ show.
“Emotions” describe one’s ‘own’ feeling
And own feeling is just their OWN!

Respect one’s emotion to be respected back,
As emotions are not just feeling, it holds a lot of what the person have.
Just how nobody likes being judged upon their wearings
Similarly nobody like to be judged upon what emotion and love they are feeling!

The Sunshine Blogger Award

Hey all amazing and creative people out there! Yes you saw the title right!! I got my first ever nomination for a blogging award and I’m now the happiest! One more thing I should add is, I am nominated by one of my favourites over here in WordPress.. the very creative,full of life and sweetest Anna’s Style ❤️

It’s a completely new thing for me to write a post after being nominated.. so please kindly excuse my silly mistakes that I might do in this post (I know you’ll excuse..as you people are the sweetest!)

Okay!! So The Rules:

#Thank the blogger(s) who nominated you in a blog post and link back to their blog.

#Answer the 11 questions sent by the person who nominated you.

#Nominate 11 new blogs to receive the award and write them 11 new questions.
List the rules and display the Sunshine Blogger Award logo in your post and/or on your blog.

#List the rules and display the Sunshine Blogger Award logo in your post and/or on your blog.

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Well, here are the questions I received from the sweetest Anna along with her very kind nomination, I’d try my best to answer them in absolute honest way :

1. What was the most embarrassing moment of your life?
Answer: Okay, Nearly at beginning of 2021 we had a national level poem writing competition of schools and I was selected for representing mine. One morning it was nearly 9:30 am (I was still asleep) got a call.. I thought it’s gonna be one of my friend for knowing something as we were given assignment on that day, so with half eye open I received the call being confident about the caller and without even thinking once I jzt very very casually answered with “Haan haan bol”( i.e., Ya ya, SPEAK UP!) and to all my wonder the response I got was “Good Morning Ahiri it’s ‘_____’ Sir speaking from school“. I then and then sat straight up on bed.. somehow managed the talk being normal as he informed me of being selected as school representative… (This was how the very first conversation of mine with that teacher was) I just wanted the floor to crack up and I get merged in it.. Embarrassing it was!!

2.Do you have an extreme passion for anything?
Answer: • anchoring/hosting quizzes or any stage shows
• writing down what I feel and raising voice whenever I see anything that I should stand for
• in any cultural,sports or audio visual stuffs.. you can count me in 🤭

3. Did you ever feel like giving up on blogging?
Answer: Truly speaking, No, didn’t felt like “giving up”. But ya I felt not writing anything for sometime and that’s because I was short of ideas to write on and wasn’t finding something to write about (I know many of you can relate to it as well)

4. Who is your best author?
Answer: The Oscar Winning SATYAJIT RAY.. being an Indian and basically a Bengali child I grew up reading him, watching his cult classic directed movies and till date they seems fresh! The most favourite of his for me has to be his series of novels named “Feluda”, a fictional detective series on a Bengali private investigator named Feluda. A series that makes me hooked to it every time I read. It’s amazing humour, quality and Everytime proving me wrong whenever I think I got the solution of the case with a new surprising twist! (It’s available in English translation too). (Ik, I wrote a lot! But yup being a fan of Ray’s short stories, novels and movies.. couldn’t resist myself from writing 😛)
But yes, I love reading good books! It can be of anyone!

5. Which do you prefer? Tiktok or watt pad?
Answer: Firstly, I haven’t really been on any one of them, but I don’t regret that also I guess.. YouTube and WordPress are my go to apps apart from “social medias” .

6. Have you ever questioned any idea, belief or concept? When was that? What happened ever that?
Answer: I’m already an overthinker.. so there are many!! But one which hurts me still is, the concept of Study is the most important one and “if” you can’t do good in it.. then you can try for sports! Like come on! A good student can also be more great in sports and can pursue that over studies! Yes academics is a very important part of life but Academics is NOT the only way to shine!

7. Have you ever hated on someone you loved before?
Answer: No! I mean I have encountered some people who were very dear to me but have changed with time. I simply made distance with them instead of hating and adding toxicity to my always bubbly,sometimes clumsy and sometimes embarrassing life😂. I already have a lot of issues..can’t add more to it 😉.

8. What is your best moment as a blogger?
Answer: Anna!! Is it necessary to mention one? Because it’s hard for me to choose. If you don’t mind can I choose more than one? (Okay I know you won’t mind! You are sweeet 😉)
• The very first time I got the notification of Congratulations AhiriCreates for 100likes and 100 followers. Actually this made me realize I’m not “that” bad in it 🤣.. at least a 100 people likes my works.
• Getting my first ever Blogging Nomination: Sunshine Blogger’s Award! And that’s by YOU!
And one thing I should say is, Getting connected to amazinggg people like you all through this platform .

9. Is gravity real or an illusion?
Answer: REAL it is!! Or else the dropping of apple on Sir Newton wouldn’t have added more syllabus to our academics 🙂

10. What’s your view on racism?
Answer: It’s a shame and is wrong! It’s a shame that it still exist in the so called “modern and open minded world” and is wrong because it simply IS!! People who experience it knows how disturbing it is . I’d say not only racism.. discrimination based on anything is wrong..
(Would want to know your view about it Anna )

My Questions:

1. What’s your reason behind diving in the ocean of Blogging?

2. The most favourite book of yours and WHY SHOULD OTHERS GIVE IT A TRY?

3. Tell us something which a lot of people think about you is true but actually isn’t that true

4. Which you favour the most: Solo travelling or Group/Family travelling?

5. One of the most impractical imagination of yours you wish could be somehow fulfilled?

6. Is there anything you still regret for, that you’ve done?

7. What are you: Mountain person, beach person or a forest lover?

8. Any moment/incident when you felt “Right now, I’m the luckiest one on Earth”

9. What’s your next short term goal you’re working on?

10. Which is that place, you already have visited and wanna visit again?

11. Do you believe in ghosts?

I nominate:

AB

JoJo Al-waealy

Dreamy_Parakeet

Lifesfinewhine

DiosRaw

Jeffflesch

My Random Ramblings

The skeptic’s Kaddish

Ashish visionChateau Cherie

Chateau Cherie

Benjamin Grossman

Okayy!! So this was a really long post!

Thanks to each one of you who read it till the end.. I hope if not interesting then also you guys liked the answers of mine?

Sorry for being a bit irregular this month..As I’m heading towards some “chains” of exams of mine in next few months . So, trying to balance in between!

Do let me know what you think of this post of mine and drop a sweet like! And would love to know the answers of all of you reading the post in comments if u want to.

Behind the Heroes

15th August 1947, the faces who tolerated a lot, finally smiled.. smiled with freedom.. as our mother, Mother India was now solely Ours! We all are indebted to those sons and daughters of this land..the hero heroines, whose bloods and lives gifted us the freedom we have now. But, along with those names are also the most selfless yet selfish people to whom we all should be indebted to (selfless to let their their child fight for the country’s good and selfish for doing everything for their country’s good)..

On 15th August 2021, This piece of mine is dedicated to them.. the hero heroines behind our hero heroines..

BEHIND THE HEROES’

The voices that fought
The sweats that dropped
The bloods that were shed
Of those who are alive, despite being dead..
Are still Inside us, inside all and on the mother land.

They Had a group of heroes
Group of heroines
And group of blooming lives that will grow up to expunge the sorrows .

The groups that never Stopped those rising voices
The groups who cried for the blood shedders
But never showed it on face.
The one army heroines
Who fed the dearies of the shedding bloods
Who kept safe the “lives from whom that life with rising voice arrived!
The most courageous parents
Who haven’t forced the rising voices to stop
Who did let their child to fight from the front .. representing millions of lives..
Whom they knew.. absolutely not!

Those wonder women and those supermen
Who let our freedom fighters believe.. “move ahead we’ll be well.”
Are the unsung hero heroines who fought a lot.. by being silent.
Are the hero heroines we should be indebted to
For letting their son, daughter, husband receive bullets on chest
Hang on ropes gifting us freedom on hand.

Not mirage

Thirst for achievement increased
Resulting in speed of finding the right track .
Failed bunch of times
And then stepped back .
Consoled, “You are in desert and the thirst is just leading you to a mirage..
There’s nothing which is giving at least half of the efforts back”

Ignoring the thirst, was leaving the desert..
A strong wind blew
After that all I knew,
It wasn’t a desert, just my eyes were caged with sand.

Closed the eyes and opened back.
Saw, there’s no mirage..
Just the lake of my achievement is far
But I’m still on the right track.

Alive with a life

A gift to be always grateful for is ‘Life’..
Feel blessed..even in this cruel times, you are still alive.
Yes you are tired!
You are stressed!
You are confused in figuring out the best!
But look a while…after all these, still you have a shelter where the tired you can rest.

You are stuck,
You are bored,
You are left with many places unexplored!
But look a while..after all these,at least two meals for yourself, still you can afford.

Slow down for a minute,look back places where we can’t even imagine surviving a day.
Look at those lil kids, who wanna study but can’t
Look at those women who want sanitation, do job and dress up, but can’t
Look at those men who wanna drive private cars to their office but can’t!
Look at those aged ones who deserves proper medication but can’t!
That’s the time,
When privilege hits me and you on the face and make us realize, how prerogative our life is.

Life is tough
But a blessing.
Life’s irrational at times
But having one is a bliss.
Life takes tests
But, rewards us with our deserving bests.

Life’s easy to give up..
But exploring it is inestimable!
Ups and downs keeps us alive..
Or else ,
You’re simply alive..without a life!

Bird – Please don’t get lost

Out of the shell, comes a small beak peeping
Followed by two marble like eyes and a body like cotton ball
Staring at someone who has exactly features like her but in a bigger form
She grows with her happiness and keeps chirping
The family looks up to hear it always, they crave for it.

But as she grows, her chirps and flights begin limiting itself,
Just because some toxic vultures not chirp but screams louder noticing her successful flights!
The bird still chirps…
But, puts a rock on it sometimes when she knows her chirping will stay unheard ‘cuz of the loud screamers

Hey bird, it’s a tough world and has lot of judgemental vultures too
But also, since it’s a tough world, there’s a lot of whooper swans, who flys non stop!
Who are there to let you chirp, to let you fly, to let you smile and to be yours when you cry!

You fly! You discover!
Discover yourself and discover the world, spread the goodness you’ve conquered .
Your family’s backing you, all rest beautiful birds in the world too, despite being him or her or anyone.

There’s many who wanted to chirp and fly but weren’t strong enough to gather courage
Please Be their strength and just take off!!

For the sake of keeping every being first
Don’t let the dreams you looked for yourself with your people be the last.
Please bird take off – don’t get lost

Spread your wings and just fly

Don’t say you KNOW me

Don’t just tell you know me,
Don’t just believe it,
Maybe I’m more devil than you know,
Or maybe I’m the most Angelic one you ever saw.

I’m the one whom you haven’t ever seen crying,
Baby, that’s the same me who breaks into tears around those who saw me breaking and growing.

I can hide myself really well
And that’s very true,
You’d feel nothing bro,
But my people would find it, as easily as finding waves on a sea shore

Which me you know
Depends on what type of YOU, to me YOU show
You’ll find the chirpiest me,
Or the one who don’t even care what you said just a second ago.

If you see the most behaved me,
Be even ready to see the other side I say,
‘Cause a polite and behaved girl to be adored can roar like a lioness too!

Don’t just tell I know you,
‘Cause others might say the same by knowing a different me too,
While me and my real ones will stand and laugh – “Just look what the fools do”

“The Fragrence of Hope” (in collaboration with DiosRaw)

Hey guys! I would love to welcome and introduce someone special to my blog. A very fantastic writer, poet and a very humble person! He’s known to you all as DiosRaw as this is what his blog is named. Well, I would love to call him by his name, very talented Amber ✨!!

I’m glad that I got a chance to create something in collaboration with him.. it’s a poem that came out of the collaboration, which talks about Hope… how we survive through times of turbulence, of what we hold onto to keep on living. Here’s the poem for you all :

✨THE FRAGRENCE OF HOPE✨

Hope purches in the soul; your persistent presence sometimes faint and yet other times articulate.

Giving setbacks it recoils your strength and retaliates with double force; making you believe hope exists and doesn’t let you regret.

The fragrant tune cannot die down, for the smell lingers on past victories and future projections.

Moving like a swaying flower on a windy day, thinking the future will always be happier if we hold on today’s turbulences with affection.

Not desiring to relinquish hope, tie it to a rope and tow it to safe shores through the gaping cracks in the pavement of your existence.

Let the yacht of hope sail on the safe shores, high tides of outer expectations will keep hitting, ending up with bowed down heads; that’ll be the award of your persistence.

A river rushing, pulled by the current for too long, the Soul is the stillness emanating ripples of wafting belief in tomorrow.

The stone pelting of judgement and hopelessness might distort the ripple in a blow, but the soul along with hope spread their arms to protect it from any such scenario.

Whispering through the disbelief and stampede of monotonous blows, the voice echos through the birth canal of potential..
-“Hold on to it! Hold on to your strength! Look straight.. the tides are getting scattered after hitting you, and you are standing, laughing at their fate!”

Hope is the remotest to ever depart, where situated the beacon of hope, there is survival.

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Link to the very creative and fantastic blog of Amber – DiosRaw 👇

https://diosraw0.wordpress.com

Confession

Should I just believe what you say?
Or should I think myself and then believe?
Will you call it me doubting you?
Or you’ll understand even I have a reason for rethinking too?

I trust you blindly
‘Cause I know, you complete me.
When incomplete me is in dilemma,
You solve it such a way, as if it wasn’t serious, but just a comedy drama.

Sometimes all the problems just vanishes out if I follow what you say,
Also, sometimes I hear it’ll mess up if I follow what YOU say.

But I believe strongly
What you say is exactly what I feel.
Sometimes you’re an emotional fool and me rational,
But, even then, your decisions are the reason of my zeal.

We both contradict each other but we both together make the statements, which portrays how as a whole am I to be defined.
I complement your thoughts and contradict too,
‘Cause I know, you can’t be wrong even if sometimes I do.

That’s a lil confession to you from me, with whom you are intertwined.
It’s for you my “Heart” ,
…With love, your “Mind”….

After storm

The Pearl like droplets
Sitting like a poised queen
At the top of a waving leaf
As if it’s her royal palanquin.

Lifting the eyes, saw the fort like tall trees..
Dancing on wind beats.
Leaves clapping for the joy of being able to sway freely..
Feeling they’re planes without any wings.

The cottony clouds running all around the whole endless property up there,
Like kids running from home to field after mom said, “alright you can go out and play dear.”

The sun again is now sprinkling some rays from above hiding behind the cotton balls,
And the beautiful petrichor reaching the nose from below clearing all the dirt after rain fell like Niagra falls .

But not to forget, nature’s showing us this beauty..
Just because we witnessed the scary storm few minutes ago,
And at the same time enjoyed the bliss of rain that calmed the boiling heat that was accompanying us.. wherever we go.

It’s the same with our times,
Let’s face the storm of life and at the same time enjoy the bliss of teaching that it teaches.
The Sun is again getting ready to peep out of the clouds,
Be patient and practical untill it reaches .. ❤️

❤️❤️❤️

Game of existence

For making a concrete jungle
We are subtracting the living ones.
For a sophisticated future,
We are subtracting life savings creature.

We are developing and modernizing..
Trust me, that’s really mind blowing!
That’s our future’s need!

But…

But, have you seen a globe? At least the plastic one?
That’s blue and green..
In reality,
‘Tis the water and the donor towards whom for oxygen WE lean!

Concretizing the feasibility of needs is fantastic!
But, will human kind exist till that for witnessing it?

The lungs look for greenery,
And the whole body too!
But our eyes wanna see 90 storey buildings
And then post “I LOVE GREENERY TOO!”

If not for others,
Make the place greener for Mother Earth and at least ONLY FOR YOU?

-Express and Accept-

(one of my midnight sketches)

Be a mirror to yourself,
Be your own strength
Express “the you” to “yourself”
Express your flaws to it..
Chain-up your flaws and wear it while attaining your success.

Understanding yourself better is the most pleasant feeling,
Expressing yourself to yourself, and evaluating fare..
Is of great bravery, and proves you are growing.

Everytime growing is not necessarily shown outside practically
Sometimes it’s inner…
It plays inside with your emotion and intellect
And reflects the YOU outside when it’s the real testing track.

Express the strength of yours
And accept, everytime you are NOT the only boss.
Everyone is a teacher, so are you..
Keep spreading what you know and don’t shy away from learning new.

Expressing oneself and accepting what you are is the first and biggest step.
Next comes changing yourself ONLY if it’s needed not because other’s love seeing you like that!

Express what you have and accept what you learn
Fame is not only money,
It’s also the respect you earn!

❤️❤️❤️