मतलब, हैवानियत।

Avishek Sahu
August 27, 2018

मतलब कभी ढूंडा था मैंने यूहीं कांटों के रस्तों पे चलते चलते,

नाक में दम कर रखा था ये दिल ज़ख्मों पे नमक मलते मलते,

बोला यूहीं नहीं मिल गया तुझे सुकून उन नटखट रातों की बातों में,

और यूहीं नहीं बच गया था तू उन बातों से भरी मुलाकातों में।

अब इतना ना बौखलाते जा तू भीख के सरहदों पे रेंगते हुए,

इतना भी होता अक्कड़ तो घरवालों को … Read the rest

किस्सा चमार का।

Avishek Sahu
August 26, 2018

भड़वे से ना पूछो पैसे कैसे लौटाई जाते हैं, चमार से ना पूछो अच्छे वाले सस्ते जूते कहां से आते हैं,

आते हैं तो आते हैं किस्मत वालों को आते हैं, इसमें ना सर खपाओ जब करम के पुजारी सताते हैं,

क्यूंकि भड़वा पैसा लौटा दिया तो जब वाट उसकी लगती है, तो सस्ते जूते वालों को पता चलता बीवी क्यूं उन्पे हगती है,

इसी लिए दोस्तों भड़वे से दोस्ती … Read the rest

आओ कतले आम करें।

Avishek Sahu
August 23, 2018

इतनी भी क्या बात बड़ी है मंदिर को तुड़वाना,

मंदिर तो टूटती अाई है, मुश्किल है भूलवाना,

अब राम ही है कोई रहीम तो नहीं जो घर की मांग करें

घर ही तो है अब घर ही रखलो आओ कतले आम करें

घर भी तो है वो उसीका जो कतले आम करे

अरे करे तो करे क्या आम है उसमे जो उसे बदनाम करें

बदनामी की हो तुमको जरुरत तो … Read the rest

ब्लेड है तकदीर नहीं।

Avishek Sahu
August 23, 2018

ब्लेड है तकदीर नहीं जो हाथ से फिसल जाए,

पकड़ो उस गुणवान धनी को जो तकदीर मसल आए,

अरे तकदीर बनी थी पिस्तौल की छबि, फट से अंदर तक हो आए,

अब इसमें क्या संकोच है इतनी, के गुणवान अंदर ना हो आए,

अब अंदर की बात बस अंदर की नहीं है, ये तो बात है अंदरूनी की,

जो यूहीं बस झट से नाच उठे, जब जान हो बन आने … Read the rest

इस मिट्टी के संग।

Avishek Sahu
August 23, 2018

सुना है कुछ लोग मज़ाक नहीं सेह सकते,

एक छोटे से बच्चे को सुला नहीं सकते,

बरसते हैं वो सब बस दिखाने के लिए,

के बाकी तो बने हैं सिर्फ हड़काने के लिए,

तभी तो जाओगे इस मिट्टी के संग,

जहां कोई ना जाए फेंकने दो रंग,

अब रंग ही तो हम बस फेंक आए हैं,

वरना क्यूं उस मुश्किल में फस आए हैं,

वैसी होगी अगर कहीं पे किसी … Read the rest

उन दिनों की बात?

Avishek Sahu
August 22, 2018

पिस्तौल है कोई फर्श नहीं है पैरों के नीचे आती नहीं,

आती भी अगर पैरों के नीचे झाड़ू से पुछवाती नहीं,

झाड़ू आखिर तो है किसिका दिल का नज़राना,

इतना ना इतराओ के जाके भरना हो जुर्माना,

पाप आखिर किए हो तुम तो धरती को बचाके,

इसकी तो धाजिया उड़ गई थी गंध मचाके,

अब ऐसी भी क्या खुंदस है तुम्हारी के पिस्तौल ठिकाने लगा रहे हो,

अरे एक बार … Read the rest

ईद मुबारक।

Avishek Sahu
August 22, 2018

ईद है कोई जश्न नहीं है, ध्यान से, इतना चहको मत,

आओ ज़रा खीर चख ले, अरे दोस्तों से, इतना बहको मत,

खुद बना दे अगर ईद का खीर, तो फिर सरहद पार तो जाना पड़ेगा,

और उन बुज़दिल जुल्मियों को गले से लगाना पड़ेगा,

अरे गले लगाना है तो लगा लेंगे लगाने में इतनी क्या मजबूरी है,

लगाने ही तो बचाए हुए हैं वरना दंगो में क्या कमज़ोरी है,… Read the rest

हथौड़ा सुपारी का।

Avishek Sahu
August 22, 2018

हथौड़े से कभी इश्क करो तो जुर्माना तयार रखना,

अब हथौड़ा है हथौड़े के खातिर काफी धूल तो होगा चखना,

धूल है कोई राख नहीं जिसको हम नियम से टटोलेंगे,

ये तो बस जुनून है जिसकी लाज हम रखेंगे,

फिर भी अगर हुई मुशक्कत बकरी नहलाने में,

राम कसम खो जाओगे आप तो दिल बहलाने में,

आखिर दिल दिया कोई जान नहीं दी जो दिमाग से डरेंगे,

हम तो बस … Read the rest

सुट्टे की बीज से।

Avishek Sahu
August 22, 2018

सुट्टे की बीज से कभी तन्दरूस्ती निकालो तो पता चलेगा तन्दरूस्ती तो बीमारी है,

जिस बीमारी के चलते सैकड़ों लोग उस फरिश्ते के आभारी हैं,

जिस फरिश्ते ने सिखाया बंदूक तो एक छोटी सी ख्वाहिश है,

ख्वाहिश है पर बस ख्वाहिश नहीं ज़र्रे ज़र्रे की नुमाइश है

जिस नुमाइश के आगे चलाने वाले हर रोज़ झुकते हैं

अब झुकते हैं तो झुकते हैं इससे सब थोड़ी ना बिकते हैं

 … Read the rest

उन फरिश्तों के आड़ में।

Avishek Sahu
August 21, 2018

कर गए थे सब कुछ जो फरिश्तों के आड़ में,

तबाह हो गई थी बहुत कुछ जो बिखरे रिश्तों की बाड़ में,

है तो ये बस सबक इस बरसती हुई संसार का

जहां बदलते हैं मौसम पतझड़ के प्रचार का

 

तो क्या रखा है बोलो उन भूली बिखरी सी कतलों में

जिनके ज़ायका हमें मिलती रही इन ज़ालिम सी फसलों में,

गर्मी पैदा जो करदे यूहीं तवे पे पकते … Read the rest

We Ain’t No Nice Guys After All!

Avishek Sahu
May 25, 2018

Respect we don’t crave, it’s what you insist we take
So you could tolerate us more, with all the noise we make
Noise comes easy, we’ve seen the world go down on its knees
God forbid silence, or we’re destined to live like bees
Hunted from the beginning, honey we don’t make for you
We make it so you could have it, and not stink like only you can really … Read the rest

Come on Bas!-ards, Let’s Do Business!

Avishek Sahu
May 11, 2018

The Market is insecure; because the Market knows it doesn’t have the wherewithal to be King. The market understands that the right product could have it in a bind of a kind that keeps a perpetual leash on the mind: so it plots, conspires, and sabotages, to the extent that it can have some reason to remain King, and unjustly so. The fear is not the insult of having to … Read the rest

About Islam, From a Logical and Observational Point of View!

Avishek Sahu
April 30, 2018

Muhammad is not Islam; Islam is Muhammad; Muhammad is greater than Islam, and the reason for style and glamor in the world. If Shiva gave us tehzeeb, Muhammad took that tehzeeb and gave us a heady concoction of style and tehzeeb. If the world today wallows in Fashion, Music, and Entertainment inspite of the serious conservatism in Christianity and other world religions, it’s because Muhammad stipulated the celebration of the … Read the rest

Why Brian Lara is The Best Batsman in The World, Ever!

Avishek Sahu
April 28, 2018

Now this is a recreational analysis from a relative layman’s point of view and should be taken with a pinch of salt. This is written with due and adequate respect to some of the greats of our world. No disrespect whatsoever is intended towards anybody mentioned herewith:

Why Brian Lara is the best batsman in the world.

Now to judge the strength of a batsman, if you need one yardstick, … Read the rest

America, Please save America, if not for you, then just for the likes of us!

Avishek Sahu
April 25, 2018

US always felt relatable from TV; not the New Yorks and the Seattles, but the Philladelphias and the Detroits. US was great because it was a blue-collar dream; it was the ideal manifestation of blue-collar prowess grown up from being exploited as labor, to calling the shots in the most unprecedented ways. US is US as long as US remains blue-collar. Aspiring to aristocracy may be tantalizing but can bring … Read the rest

About Taking on the Biggies!

Avishek Sahu
April 25, 2018

All #CreateSpace and #Ingram ought to do is identify 5 books out of their platform that can make a killing in the market, and then go all out to reach every corner of the globe with these 5 books, either through established national level distributors or through expatriate hires in individual countries working for the sole purpose of getting these books to every corner of their homeland. Money to be … Read the rest

BRICS is for REAL!

Avishek Sahu
April 25, 2018

It is an established inalienable fact that the subcontinent and some other developing nations are treasure troves of English Writing talent. But the point is, they will never be published by the Penguins and the Harper Collins unless they get a creative writing degree from the Ivy League!

Given this scenario, it is sheer lunacy to not acknowledge the value that companies like #Amazon and #Ingram bring to the table … Read the rest

For A Pint of Mother’s Milk (The Poem)

Avishek Sahu
April 22, 2018

This is a poem from the eponymous work of fiction by the same Author! This occurs in the last part of the book suggesting what the female lead had gathered out of the life of the male lead from the time they had shared together. The female lead–Sonal Dutta–happens to sell the rights to this poem that she had penned, to a Malaysian Rock Band that goes on to release … Read the rest

Just Another Day in The Life of A Gangster

Avishek Sahu
April 19, 2018

In the teens oh so beans wondering where this all will lead to
Can’t be no gentleman with all that I had to now pay heed to
But life still had to go on and money still had to be made
If not with the jiffy of a collar, it had to come with the Ace of Spade
But the blot had so soon been absorbed, the law had taken … Read the rest

10 Things Indians will realize 50 years hence:

Avishek Sahu
April 16, 2018

1) Pakistan was created by the Temple to teach Hindus a lesson
2) Cricket is in the art, not in the records or money
3) What you are embarrassed of is always what’s saving you
4) Parents are always smarter, irrespective of generation gap
5) The Temple recommends pain for a reason
6) The world had always been laughing at us for seeking validation from outside
7) Food is everything… Read the rest

The Constitution of India

Avishek Sahu
April 15, 2018

There was a time the Temple did really well. The history about the Gupta and Maurya empires proves that the Temple along with the kings did a great job at managing society. People respected the temple as an authority because in those days, people saw material and spirit as a duality. Things were less explainable, so the spirit was more magnificent. You didn’t understand the spirit too well, so you … Read the rest

Not Yet Inc.

Avishek Sahu
January 29, 2018

Freed from the blame of the tall man so needy
Told you to bring back the days of the greedy
That would have been more fun in the roads full of laughter
If not the fun in the run, what the fuck were we after

Then came the view of the big house so pretty
And the folks all around just had their eye on the kitty
The boys in … Read the rest

Left on No-Man’s Land

Avishek Sahu
November 30, 2017

Beat the gimp up and get the fountain out
Then we could sit on our haunches and have the honey spout
With fancy Crème to be peddled out loud
There isn’t much to miss to be admired and wowed
Hitch market was tough with so much to save
Nothing that had mercy, nothing of value that the cupid gave
But here came the bozo to helped keep the see-saw stable… Read the rest

Shit-Eating Mascots of Money

Avishek Sahu
November 24, 2017

Look who’s been plotting from the beginning of time
Massaging the infant with ounces of lime
Hoping for their prescience to lie about the future
And the dark black days needing no inch of suture
If only it had been theirs to keep
Or sown in their fields to bounce and beep
Or not taken from here to brandish as their own
With a literature too haute in which stalwarts … Read the rest

The Squeeze of an Agent Provocateur

Avishek Sahu
November 20, 2017

The shoes that I bring turns the knob on the people
When the shrink and the dink want to sob with the steeple
For a bipolar disorder that went past the finish line
And a new world order they had waiting in clound nine
If only they had known that the bungalow isn’t the source crime
But the harsh black letters begetting cash through the dirt and grime
Spilt while … Read the rest