Saturday, June 25, 2016

Borrowed thoughts

Your relentless war
killing, demolishing
anything, anyone
you feel threatened with...
and go on
with your borrowed thoughts.

Look inwards into your fears
perhaps you will find
answers
you do not see in the chaos
of your borrowed thoughts.

Look inside, what have you done
to others in the name of fears
or are those your gods 
or their denomination -
a creation of your borrowed thoughts.

Peep within before it is too late
the wars you continue to wage
will turn around one day
when people will stand against what they shouldn't tolerate
anyway: your borrowed thoughts.

Break open the web now
right now.


Watch the regurgitating fears 
see the absurdity
the surreality
of your being
You: a product of borrowed thoughts.

(To those who are made to hate and fear others, across the world.  
Triggered by the demolition of the Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Bhavan in Mumbai on June 24)

Monday, May 9, 2016

Choosing


Choose leaders carefully
lest they assign important tasks
chasing needless ideas
a purposeless purpose
sense of worth
that destroy, divide
hurt.

Face down, on a crossroad
lost time for companion
you inhale hard
burnt tar.
The path slipped away
while you were drunk
on their words.

Follow naught.

Monday, April 11, 2016

Equality vs Equality

Equality (noun): The state of being equal, especially in status, rights or opportunities - Oxford Dictionary
Equality (a noun turned abstract): A word that turns into a scary thought and an apparently impossible task for some, the moment one talks about practicing it - Me

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

IT and health care?

Recently found this journal, VOICES (Vol. 5 No. 2, October 2001), with an article I wrote 15 years ago, on the hype created around 'IT uplifting Health care' etc.  Serves an apt reminder of how new words / phrases are thrown around to make us believe that things are changing for the better.