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!

What is a Mother!

A mother just as God cannot be described yet can be described in several ways. This poetic description of Mother as penned for the Mother’s Day Edition of The Asian Weekly is just a feeble attempt to narrate what a mother is.

Invest In Our Planet

https://anchor.fm/sikiladim/episodes/Invest-In-Our-Planet-e1haqfr https://anchor.fm/sikiladim/episodes/Invest-In-Our-Planet-e1haqfr Published in The Asian Weekly Save Energy! Reduce the usage! Liberate our planet from polluted bondage We hear such advice, we read such wisdom! Yet, in our careless ways, we observe this seldom Save fuel, reduce greenhouse gas emissions Walk your way; paddle your way to lessen combustion Alight on the bus, commute … Continue reading Invest In Our Planet