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The Villain

Can’t but help post this little gem from an eleventh-century Sanskrit author by the name of Kshemendra. This is the first chapter of his book Desopadesa which is a satirical work on different types of base people in the society. … Continue reading

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Concealing thougts…

Yes, of the kind which men attain! Who dares the child’s true name in public mention? The few, who thereof something really learned, Unwisely frank, with hearts that spurned concealing, And to the mod laid bare each thought and feeling, … Continue reading

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Hymn of Creation from Rig Veda

This wonderful Hymn of Creation one of the oldest surviving records of philosophic doubt in the history of the world, marks the development of a high stage of abstract thinking, and it is the work of a very great poet, … Continue reading

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The Tyger – William Blake

The Tyger is a poem by William Blake, a English poet, painter and print maker. Blake’s works are considered seminal in poetry and visual arts. This is part of the book called The Songs of Experience published in 1794. It … Continue reading

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मेरी दु‌आ…

 मेरी दु‌आ है तेरी आरजु बदल जा‌‌ए तेरी दुआ से कजा तो बदल नही‌‌ सकती मगर है ईससे ये मुमकीन की तु बदल जाएतेरी खुदी मे अगर इनकलाब हो पैदाअजब नही के ये चार सो बदल जाए वही शराब वही … Continue reading

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Love, but know not why

Love, but know not why Love not me for comely grace,For my pleasing eye or face,Nor for any outward part;No, nor for my constant heart:For those may fail or turn ill, —So thou and I shall sever. Keep therefore a … Continue reading

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Gather ye rosebuds…

Gather ye rosebuds… Gather ye rosebuds while ye may,Old Time is still a-flying:And this same flower that smiles todayTomorrow will be dying. The glorious lamp of heaven, the sun,The higher he’s a-getting,The sooner will his race be run,And nearer he’s … Continue reading

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Ghalib and communication…

Nawab Agha Khan Ashq wrote the following lines about Ghalib, which I think also applies to a lot of `intellectuals’. अगर अपना काहा तुम अाप ही समझे तो क्या समझे?मजा कहने का तब है, एक कहे अैार दुसरा समझेजुबान मिर … Continue reading

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The Road Not Taken

The Road Not Taken Robert Frost Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,And sorry I could not travel bothAnd be one traveler, long I stoodAnd looked down one as far as I couldTo where it bent in the undergrowth; Then … Continue reading

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Recently while reading about the last great Mughal, Aurangazeb, I came to know about a letter called Zafarnama written by Sikh Guru Gobind Singh. Zafarnama literally means letter of victory. The letter was written by the Guru when he escaped … Continue reading

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