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A personal collection of poems written extemporaneously.

Syahi ke mohtaj / Dependent on Ink

Socha tha likhenge tumhare liye,

jab tak syahi khatam nahi hoti;

Humein kya pata tha,

ke rooh se nikalne wale alfaaz;

syahi ke mohtaj nahi hotey!

– Advaita

Translated in English

Thought I would write for thee,

Until I ran out of ink;

Little did I know,

that words coming out of the soul;

are not dependent on ink !

 

Sometimes I want to write a poem, but it doesn’t work like that. And sometimes I feel the urge to write even when I am not prepared for it. It makes me very curious, because I never know when, why or for whom I may write a poem ! It drives me crazy at times not knowing the answer to these puzzles called our heart and mind. But I am not alone, many poets and writers have also pondered and faced the same problems I suppose. Haven’t you ? Share you experiences below, I would love to hear.  🙂 Continue reading “Syahi ke mohtaj / Dependent on Ink”

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Love: Day 3 of 3 day Quote Challenge

I would like to thank Staci Lys, Madhavi Singh and Rashi for nominating me for the 3 Day Quote challenge.

For Day 3, I’ve chosen the topic “Love”.

The best way to end this three day challenge for me was with a topic I cherish most, and that is Love. Why love you might ask? Because, hope and faith are strengthened by love, it is what makes life seem of some value. I am going to share not three but many quotes that I would love to share with all of you here.

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Faith: Day 2 of 3 day Quote Challenge

I would like to thank Staci Lys, Madhavi Singh and Rashi for nominating me for the 3 Day Quote challenge.

For Day 2, I’ve chosen the topic “Faith”.

We cannot truly hope without having faith. Faith is the strongest force our mind wields, and it can conquer even the impossible. Thus I would like to share with you all, a few of my favourite quotes on faith.

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Hope: Day 1 of 3 day Quote Challenge

I would like to thank Staci Lys, Madhavi Singh and Rashi for nominating me for the 3 Day Quote challenge.

For Day 1, I’ve chosen the topic “Hope”

In school, I was always fascinated by history and the various celebrated figures that left their mark on the world for centuries to come. And having read all about World War II, one of the most darkest periods in the history of mankind, one person whose writings stayed in my mind was Anne Frank. Thus, I am going to share her quotes today :

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A Game of Words

I read a poem by my fellow blogger friend Eva on her blog Game of Words. She has written a wonderful poem titled after her own blog. This poem below is my response and dedicated to her original poem Game of Words.(click to read)

 

If it’s just a game of words,

Then I must give it a try,

It’s like a challenge to me,

Gets me all mighty and high.

 

My pen is a sword,

And my poetry is a shield.

I never forget to bring my dreams along,

As I enter the battlefield.

 

There is no law in this game of words,

The only right is to choose,

The words you write in ink,

And you can’t dare to lose.

 

I am a master in this game of words,

Bravest among these selected few.

I will fight hard to get in,

And it will get ugly too.

 

The safety is off,

And my words will slay tonight.

It’s all just a game of words, baby,

And you wonder if I can put up a fight ?

 

The game is on,

And my sword is drawn to kill,

And on parchment ink shall be spilled,

It’s now just a battle of true skill.

 

– Advaita Inamdar

 

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Lost in translation

My last poem I posted titled “Woh Mohabbat hi kya” was my first Hindi one on my blog yet. And to help my fellow blogger friends, who do not understand Hindi, I translated it to English. The problem was that I wasn’t completely happy with my own translation, because I felt it lacked the soul of my original poem and it was a more literal translation. Since, this blog is not intended to be a Hindi – English class, I figured something needed to be done about it. But, I had often read many times that translation is never perfect. The following quotes will give you an idea of what I’m saying.

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Woh Mohabbat hi kya (How is it Love)

Woh subah hi kya, jiski shuruwaat tumse naa ho,

Woh raat hi kya, jismein tumhara khwaab naa ho;

 

Woh khayal hi kya, jismein tumhaari yaad naa ho,

Woh khat hi kya, jismein tumhaari khabar naa ho;

 

Woh sach hi kya, jiske saamne jooth ki haar naa ho,

Woh kavi hi kya, jiske panne syaahi se bharey naa ho;

 

Woh dil hi kya, jise pyaar ka ehsaas naa ho,

Woh zindagi hi kya, jise pyaar ki pehchaan naa ho;

 

Woh mohabbat hi kya, jismein dilbar ki fikar naa ho,

Woh ranjha hi kya, jise apne heer ki talaash naa ho!

 

– Advaita Inamdar

Translated into English :

 

How could it be a morning, which doesn’t begin with you,

How could it be a night, in which there isn’t a dream of you;

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Sunshine

This is my second award this week and I very happy to have received it. I would love to thank the most creative blogger I’ve known so far, the Kalakaari Aditi for nominating me, thank you so much ! The name of this award is The Sunshine Blogger Award and before I answer the questions, I am going to post this poem I’ve just written, and dedicate it to Aditi alias Miss Blackadder (FYI, that’s my nickname for her 😛 )

Sunshine

 

Sunshine has always meant so much in life,

It’s probably what I’d nickname my wife;

Sometimes it’s glistening on the waves by the sandy shore,

Sometimes it’s shimmering on the lake by the winding road;

 

Sunshine is what life is all about,

The flowers, the bees, in the summers it is,

The rainbows, the shadows, in the rains it is,

The warmth, the glow, in the winter cold it is;

 

Sunshine in life is many things,

My beloved, her smile, and her laugh it is,

The shine, on her skin, and her hair it is,

Sunshine is love, in the heart a feeling it is;

 

Sunshine is memories of the past,

The happy, the sad and the crazy ones too,

It sparkles upon life; it shines on us bright,

It brings us into day, delivers us from night;

 

Sunshine is poetry; it is a pure delight,

Its meanings are plenty, more than I could write,

It is the reason we see, it gives us our sight,

For on the fourth day He said, “Let there be light!”

 

– Advaita Inamdar

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The Liebster Award

My first blog award is the Liebster Award and I want to thank Unnati for nominating me, also to Shaz who nominated me as well. I have merged both their questions to avoid writing two posts for one award and I hope nobody minds that, so here goes :

11 Facts About Me :

  1. My name is Advaita. It is pronounced as uh d-vahy-t.
  2. It also means unique, but I was named after the philosophy of non-duality.
  3. My mother named me after reading about it in a book written by Swami Vivekananda. He wrote as follows; This is the Advaita conclusion. “I am neither the body, nor the organs, nor am I the mind; I am Existence, Knowledge, and Bliss absolute; I am He.”
  4. My favourite cartoon while growing up was Swat Kats : The Radical Squadron.
  5. My favourite TV show is a tie between Seinfeld/Boston Legal.
  6. My favourite piece of Shakespeare writing is Julius Caesar Act III Scene 2, the Antony speech (Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears…….) for it is the most riveting, stirring piece of writing by the Bard. I still remember weeping and mourning for Caesar after having read it.
  7. My sun sign is Sagittarius.
  8. I love dark chocolate.
  9. I am a curious person and I tend to read, talk, learn and then discuss any subject.
  10. I like all animals and I love both cats & dogs. But, cats have loads of cat-titude. 😉
  11. I’m left handed.

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