Elevate your Self

Following from yesterday’s post, I wanted to continue with discussing Allama Iqbal’s poetry, specifically from the poem ‘Dayar-e-Ishq’. Khudhi Ko Ker Buland Itna Ke Har Taqdeer Se Pehle Khuda Bande Se Khud Pochay Bata Teri Raza Kya Hai Elevate your Self to such great heights that before issuing every decree of destiny, That God shouldContinue reading “Elevate your Self”

Mirror of my mind

I take a look in the mirror of my mind now and then, And I ask myself how many more talks are needed? My mind runs through each talk with a quickening pace, Often losing track of what was spoken a second ago. I take a look in the mirror of my mind now andContinue reading “Mirror of my mind”

Happiness and Creative Work

Attention and a critical eye is necessary for any form of writing, whether it will be for a blog, for a book or even for social media. Today, as fast as we scroll on Instagram or Facebook, it seems that we write just as fast with little consideration of what we have typed. Sometimes, whatContinue reading “Happiness and Creative Work”

Remembering a friend…

Today, I was remembering a dear friend, my closest friend and who’s presence I deeply miss as each day passes by. How in one glance, all that I needed to say, was understood. Sometimes, when I feel all alone, He is the first person that I think of and I smile in the sweet memoriesContinue reading “Remembering a friend…”

Pseudo-Wisdom

It has been a long time since I have written on my blog and I will not lie but I have missed it. There is something about writing your thoughts every day and how it connects you to your own self. It’s quite an interesting way to introspect. I have been spending time away fromContinue reading “Pseudo-Wisdom”

Poem: Reflection

In a reflective mood tonight, To check where I am at the end of 2016, Another year has whizzed by, With it blessings and losses, The blessing is my marriage, The loss is the Guru that I loved more than anything, Snatched away in a moment, Without a glimmer of hope of survival, The One whomContinue reading “Poem: Reflection”

Poem: Surrendering

As much as I write, I can never touch the glory of the Creator, Without permission, I cannot write even a single letter. The power lies in the word, Once the word is understood, It is heard in all directions, It becomes the Friend of your heart. I have tried to write about This One,Continue reading “Poem: Surrendering”

Poem – Swept Alone

This pain calms down and settles, You feel that it is still and grounded, Suddenly you are swept away, Struggling to think as a wave crashes against you. Then you realise it is an earthquake Everything is crumbling down, A tornado vacuums all your happiness, And then it all stops. You would call this aContinue reading “Poem – Swept Alone”

Work stress – Don’t bring it home!

I remember speaking to a manager She didn’t approve of a management style of another manager who managed me. She told me a simple thing And it should apply to everyone ‘Do not become a mood hoover!’ It got me thinking alot We all have bad days at work Sometimes it becomes overwhelming It canContinue reading “Work stress – Don’t bring it home!”

The Beloved – The Next Poetry Project

It seems to be that whenever I go to a Shammi Pithia concert, I seem to have an idea of creating another book. In February earlier this year, I attended a concert of his and the book ‘Reflections of the Formless’ was born. Now it seems that this Saturday followed the same tradition. To giveContinue reading “The Beloved – The Next Poetry Project”