Saturday, August 23, 2008

A windowfull of sky

I would like to post a few poems from Windowfull of Sky published by Cambridge India, Calcutta. The book was released by the Director of American Centre, Kolkata at Calutta Club's Darbhanga Hall in 2002. Mrs Neera Borkakoty, celebrated educationist and Sharmila , my daughter recited the poems to the rapt attention of audience. Now I want to share the poems with my friends,new readers and critics who missed the function then.


Everyday I am born a new
each day a birthday
I discard old clothes
and put new ones on.
Meet new friends
and make entries in the new ledger
to add it all up at the end of the day
the debit and credit entries
sum up to a complete dream
I close the ledger and prepare
to meet a new tomorrow
for get yesterdays, that much is past
a chapter that is closed
Immerged in the present
I reach out to the future
I wakeup everyday and look forward
I smile the moment I am born….


Below, the new mothers, noisy traffic,
Above the hordes of angels,
Impatient, restive.
They beckon to me together
In jarring cacophony

I’m flying, running down
The never ending path
Sometime I go under
Sometime clamber up
To the intimacy of angels


Incantations resound the prayer
I see people trudge along still dark,
meandering roads, looking for light

Alone in the dark of my room
I sat and listen to the muezzin’s call
I took the little lamp on my palm
and lit it

I cleansed my mind
And the dark street lit up.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Do you accept the views of Musharraf on resignation?

Musharraf has resigned last night. A chapter has come to an end in the history of Pakistan. Do I accept the view of the former president Musharraf that whatever he did was for the good of the country. Well, I certainly agree that when Musharraf came in, he was like a fresh air. The air got polluted after fifth year of his rule! Who was the responsible for this? This not for the first time a president, chief executive of Pakistan has gone out of the highest position with disgrace. Musharraf followed all his dictators colleagues before him. Many people in Pakistan are happy on his departure. I am not overwhelmed at the turn of event. I am feeling little sad! We belong to third world countries of the world. We need to develop economically. Rather we need to develop much more emotionally. If uneasy situation prevails in Indian subcontinent it is neither good for India, nor for Pakistan and Bangladesh. We need peace and harmony in our environment. Do we think departure of Musharraf would bring a lasting peace in Pakistan? I am not a great supporter of Musharraf. I only found him smart, handsome and of course arrogant most of the time. The most of the dictators are arrogant . This arrogance forces them to dictate others. This mistake they do not realise in lifetime. Neither Hitler nor Mussolini nor Zia Ul Haque realised it during their lifetime. But perhaps Musharraf realised during his lifetime. Do I think departure of Musharraf would bring in development in Pakistan. With a weak Government in power, though democratically elected, may not be the best in governance. Yet democratic ideal is good till it bring in misery. The inflation in Pakistan is 24% now. Let us hope the inflation goes down soon and commoner get respite. It is easy to blame but difficult to work with conviction. We pray to eternal force to give strength to teeming million of Pakistan to elevate their level of economy, thoughts and emotion and set up their country worth living!

My First Expression as a Blogger

It's a great feeling that i will be able to express my views without any fear and fervor.Is our world happy today? I think despite lots of turmoil I would like to live in this world for its a place where i can express myself creatively.I can laugh here, i can cry here, i can love here and i can create here all leading to a serene environment.-GPB