Jars of Pickles!

The ancestors of the kitchen shelf Converted to the new look ! In pleasing colors to woo the chef Pickles of sorts from grandma's book! Taking pride on Indian tables Tangy, sweet, spicy load of flavors! They found place in old time fables Young and old with meals find savors!

An Ode to Ashish!

Published in The Asian Weekly, Edition 614 ( June 10th to 16th, 2022) A dream fulfilled With a life half lived! He has taken his final bow Pulling down the curtains low Reaching out to households                                                               Bringing messages to society His soft words uttered less He bid goodbye and just left! Creating the Asian Media … Continue reading An Ode to Ashish!

Eccedentasiast

Eccedentasiast  She smiles  Convincingly she smiles And  They think she’s happy , She’s content  They know not her pain Her miseries understood by none For she’s the one…, Who often smiles. She wins the crown…. For never having a frown  She wears a happiness gown  The eccedentasiast she is….. For skipping the tears… Never permitting … Continue reading Eccedentasiast

Only One Earth!

https://anchor.fm/sikiladim/episodes/Only-One-Earth-e1jg95r Published in The Asian Weekly, Edition 613,( 3rd to 9th June,2022) to mark World Environment Day The world is coming to a standstillOur Ecosystem on degradation sillAwaken, arise all in togethernessGive the environment an upscale bill We have tasks aplenty to accomplishTo make our surroundings flourishLet’s conserve the Earth habitatBy not being greedy & … Continue reading Only One Earth!

उसकी आँखें / Uski Aankhein!

https://anchor.fm/sikiladim/episodes/Uski-Aankhein-e1jg95q उसकी आँखें उसकी आँखें कुछ ख़ामोश  कुछ नम उसके अपनों ने ही शायद ढाया सितम  जाने अनजाने में ही सही, उसने ओढ़ ईश्वरीय चोला इच्छा पूर्ति की परिवार जनों की  अपनी तमन्नाओं को रख ताला बन्द  वह पाँच लाख वाला महँगा लहंगा  बिटिया को दिलाना  जिसके बोझ तले निकला सा जाए है दम वह बहुरानी को नया नेकलेस  सेट दिलवाना  जिसके हीरों की दमक से आती  वाह की चमक  वह बेटे की नई कार की फ़रमाइश  माडल नया ख़रीद  उसके अलग घर का सपना पूरा कर घिस गई गर्दन  दामाद को भी चाहिए महँगी वाली घड़ी कैसे न देगा?  बेटी की कर के विदाई सोचा,अब खर्चा  कुछ तो होगा कम पोती भी बाँहों में झूल माँगती तोहफ़ा  दिखा कर अल्हड़ पन दादा तो न नहीं करेंगे, चाहे जेब में हो या न हो दम पोता भी कालेज की फ़ीस की देता दुहाई  दादा पे रख उम्मीद  बाइक का लेटेस्ट माडल है माँगता  बन गई एक और रसीद जब फादर्स डे आता , रेस्टोरेन्ट में जागर  मनाया जाता  मगर उस पिता की खुद की इच्छाओं पर किसी का ध्यान न जाता पोती पास आ खेलने से कतराती  समय न होने का बहाना बनाती पोता बूढ़े हो रहे दादा से दूर जा टेनिस व फुटबॉल का मैच देखता उसे भी अच्छा लगता, यदि उसके संग बैठ मैच वो देखता पोती से नई फ़िल्म की कहानी सुनकर शायद मन बहल जाता बेटी, बेटे व बहू से तो आशा रखी ही न जाती अकेले बैठ तन्हाई में पत्नी की याद उसे बहुत सताती उसकी ऑंखें कुछ ख़ामोश  कुछ नम जीवन में हैं देख लिए हर पल बदलते लोगों के ढंग पिताजी सुन के, पापा या डैडी सुन के … Continue reading उसकी आँखें / Uski Aankhein!

LHSG’S EARTH-KEEPERS!

Published in The Asian Weekly, Edition 609,(May 6th -12th,2022) News direct from the LHSG page may be found on the below mentioned link: http://www.kamaltolia.com/?p=4532&fbclid=IwAR38m63pBZbIPx3HeRuhwqgTSgdXW0SySVf8YrnYjoiqEqrq8lBFZ8JOKQY The Lotus Healing Seva Group have planted several plants and trees over the years, across the continents and have witnessed a remarkably high percentage of success in seeing those trees grow … Continue reading LHSG’S EARTH-KEEPERS!