Sunday, November 30, 2008

The most abusive words - "stay calm".

Weapons from WW II, originally uploaded by heartthatbeats.

Kandhar, Delhi, Mumbai, Parliament, Redfort ...... "Bharatmata" (Mother India) is being repeatedly raped and gang-raped, and our most senior sons of the nation - our leaders come on national channels and utter the most abusive words, "stay calm". Watch your mother being raped while we workout a peaceful resolution of the crisis in the larger interest ... interests larger than the nation herself. "Stay calm" till you join many of your brethren in the calm of the death.

"If you watch while your women folk are being insulted and do nothing. It is not non-violence, it is cowardice" - said Mahatama Gandhi, the greatest proponent of peace. And today's politicians in power, the disciples of Gandhian philosophy, have been mute spectators to the terror "tamasha".

Do we need morose leaders who address the nation in slow motion and cold blood to only offer the impotent words, "stay calm"? Do we need leaders who let the nation die while clutching hard to the last breaths of their political life?

Where are the charismatic leaders who would shed the last drop of their blood to save the national dignity? Where are the politician who would dare to sacrifice even 100 of our own for eliminating every single terrorist, every single anti-Indian? Where are the ministers who would inspire in their fellow men, a will to die for the nation?

12 million jews were exterminated between 1939-1945 at the hand of Nazis, just because they stayed "calm" and so stayed the Americas and the Britains. The war against the Axis powers was foght for reasons other than humanitarian. For the dying jews there was only a sinister "calm".

If we stay "calm" or wait for the Americas and the Britains to come and help us out, then we will need to wait till our funeral. If we do not shed our "calm" then only the "calm" of death will prevail.

You can often hear the world politicians screaming that democracy will wield its magic wand and the terrorism would be gone. If democracy, peace, non-violence could deal with terrorism, there would never ever be any terrorism in India. A terrorist would pay heed to the meaning of the word "non-violence" if only it came from the lips of strong, powerful and potent people like the president of America and not from the Home Minister of India.

Masses are tricked into believing religion is the cause & cure of terrorism. The other religion killed your, so you go kill others'. Least do we realize that religion is just a divisive tool in the hands of politicians that help them stay in power. We, as fools, get controlled by it.

These days religion has got nothing to do with God. Religion dumped God a long long time ago and, therefore, God dumped religion.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Dad, I win !

My daddy strongest, originally uploaded by simran_anand88.

Son, you win, I win.

You lose, I die.

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Move on

Move on, originally uploaded by heartthatbeats.

Two limbs that are there
two that are not
two too little to live in this world
two too much to move on ...

Saturday, April 19, 2008

Zyklon B

Holocaust Memorial, originally uploaded by heartthatbeats.

Millions just swept away like particles of dust. And their memory as dead as they themselves. Children, women and old alike, killed as though they were "born to die", or like pests removed from harvest - the harvest of death. The science of murder predates the science of cloning by decades. Had heard of "neccessity is the mother of invention" but for Zyklon B & IBM Punch-card Machine - "death gave birth to these invention".

What is the final solution to human madness?

About 9-11 million people were exterminated in holocaust out of which 6 million were Jews (estimates ranging from 5.1 to 6.2 millions) in the death factories between the years 1939-1945.

Don't believe it? Following the links below for getting convinced:

The Holocaust (Wikipedia)

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

Holocaust Survivors

The Holocaust History Project Homepage

The World Must Know: The History of the Holocaust as Told in the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

Death Dealer: The Memoirs of the SS Kommandant at Auschwitz

Commandant of Auschwitz : The Autobiography of Rudolf Hoess

If you feel sad learning the truth, don't blame me, just say a prayer...

Friday, April 18, 2008

Butterfly-by-night !

Nectoronics !, originally uploaded by heartthatbeats.

And there she sat in front of me. Her eyes enquiring, "what next?"

I hadn't fancied or fantasized encountering a butterfly although I had questioned myself as to how I would react to one. No wonder I was unprepared, I would not even recognize were she not introduced by another flower. While fellow flowers fluttered, I shyied away folding my petals and hiding in the dark of the night. I could have had all her skillful love for a little nectar - no but I would not part, I wouldn't exchange.

"Toss the dice", she said "and make fortune of the night". "I don't gamble", was my muffled reply. Before she could open her wings, I walked away.

The close encounter with a butterfly ended before it began.

Monday, March 3, 2008

Drama in Ladakh Sky

Drama in Sky, originally uploaded by heartthatbeats.

It was drama unfolding in the sky. The plot thickened to the climax as the sun descended. I heard the air whisper in my ears - drink it as much as you can and get drunk, tonight's your last here you may not return soon.

Now, I'm looking back, longing for Ladakh !

Smile in the face of adversity

When the going gets tough, originally uploaded by heartthatbeats.

आसमान को चूमती मेरी आकांक्षाएं

फ़ौलाद से बुलंद मेरा हौसला

प्रकाश की गति से तेज़ मेरी कल्पना

दुखों के पीछे भाग, उन्हें दूर भगाती मेरी मुस्कान

मत देखो मेरा शरीर, मत समझो मुझे अपाहिज

मैं मेरा शरीर नहीं ।

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

एक निरर्थकता का एहसास !

Shifting Sands

एक प्रश्न जो सभी बुद्धिजीवी सोच को निशब्द करता है - वह है:
मैं क्या हूँ और मैं क्यूं हूँ।
कईं रातें बेचैन करवटें बदलती रहीं, कईं शामें चाय की सुर्खियाँ भरती रहीं इसी प्रश्न के कारण । उत्तर जैसे रेगिस्तान का पानी, जितने कदम बढाये उसकी ओर उतना ही दूर पाया उसे अपने होटों से । चारों ओर बचा केवल एक निरार्थक सा एहसास और जीवन चल रहा है एक टीले से दूसरे टीले पर एक बूँद की तलाश में ...

Sunday, February 24, 2008

Love is a wonder ...

Taj Mahal, Agra, India, originally uploaded by heartthatbeats.

Is she an imagination of a dreamer or a dream of a lover
Is it words of a poem or colors of a painter
Drawings of an architect or craftsmanship of a mason.
Whatever she is but she's surely the mecca of photographers all trying to capture her and take her home.
Wah Taj ! Or you may choose to say Wow Taj !!

More photos of Taj !

Taj - A Love Poem !

Taj - A Love Poem !, originally uploaded by heartthatbeats.

Peacefully she lays there enshrined by a monument of love. But she needs to wake up again in the heart of Mughal children and kindle the light to make them see that it's easy to kill but difficult to love. And that a killer is forgotten as easily but the lover lives on in every morning sunrise and everyevening sunset, in stones and in misty air.

More photos of Taj !

Kashmir screams ...

Sonmarg, Kashmir, originally uploaded by heartthatbeats.

I was so beautiful, so innocent - a much envied virgin. Then they came and ravaged me - sometimes in the name of men and sometimes in the name of God. So unrelegiously did they devour me as though there was no God - and probably there wasn't.
I see no light ahead. Will I ever be someone's wedded wife or will I always remain a mistress of no one?
It's me, Kashmir.

This image shot in June 2003 at Sonamarg, Kashmir, on a transparency - Reala 100 with Nikon F80 & 24mm F2.8 Lens - scanned.

Visit to Kashmir was a dream come true and living in a house-boat at Dal Lake, Srinagar is a truth that's so dreamy !

Ladakh - My Photographic Pilgrimage ...

Flights of Fancy, originally uploaded by heartthatbeats.

Breath-taking - literally & figuratively ! Yes she takes your breath away but inspires life in you. She is full of paradoxes - barren but beautiful. High gompas, high mountain passes and high altitude lakes are sure to give you a life's high that you would have never experienced before. And for the shutterbugs, Ladakh is the ultimate photographic orgasm or photographic pilgrimage - depending on whether you love photography or worship it !

This is the image of Pangong Tso ! For more photos of Ladakh click here.

Friday, February 15, 2008

नवजात शिशु !!!

ब्लॉग के संसार में मैं स्वयं का स्वागत करता हूँ । ना मैं लेखक हूँ और ना मैं कवि । बस अपनी भटकती कलम की पगडण्डी यहाँ बनाना चाहता हूँ ।