my first book….Up For Sale

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Hi,
My first book ” Mann ki Aarzoo” has seen the print finally. Sending you the link to order.

https://notionpress.com/read/mann-ki-aarzoo

Hoping you like it. A little publicity would be welcome step in the right direction….:mrgreen:
Soliciting your cooperation in my maiden venture….

Ranjeeta Nath Ghai

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ज़िन्दगी का सबक

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सीखा है ज़िन्दगी का सबक 
कुछ इस तरह,
अपनों ने दिए जख्म और मलहम 
गैर लगा रहे हैं,
ता-उम्र के वादे करके 
दो पल साथ बैठने की गुजारिश भी नहीं,
किसको कहे अपना यहाँ,
जब अपने ही नजरें फेरे जा रहे हैं..!!
ढूँढेंगी नजरें जब इस काफिर को,
दूर….बहुत दूर…..पाओगे हमें,
हम तो तेरे ही दिवाने हैं,
लूट लूट के ही सही,
मगर हंस कर जिए जा रहे हैं…..

(28 नवंबर 2015)


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©Ranjeeta Nath Ghai atrangizindagieksafar, 2016.

Rape of English Language

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Being fashionable is cool. Being up to date is even cooler. But trying to look and sound cool by raping the English language daily is NOT SO COOL… In fact it is disgusting…!!!

I am actually sick of people using obscene short cuts to write English as their status updates. Please stop assaulting the language and the readers. If it’s so much of a problem to write, then its better they don’t write at all. Reading these kinds of status on the social media requires extreme patience. It is not only disgusting but annoying also. Have some respect for the language…!! There are proper abbreviations for longer words… learn them if you can’t type.  But please spare us the torture of reding your crap if you have to type like this.

Ultimately, the purpose of language is communication, not self-expression. In fact, the more obnoxious your literary self-expression, the harder it is for the people to understand. 

I m sr dat ppl wrtg dis kd of crap cn df do btr dan dis…. (I am sure that people writing this kind of crap can do better than this).
e.g ….
Luk = look,
wd/wth = with,
bt = but,
ur = you are/your,
evry/evry1= every/everyone
n = and
coz = because
dat = that
sm=some
doz = those
u=you
lsn=loosen
thnk= think
tm=time
dere= there
tlk/tk=talk
and…
this one takes the cake….cum= come (now, how do I interpret this..!!

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Perfect way to rape English....

So much for the educated lot of today…!! Is this what they grew up learning at schools?  Use of internet acronyms is still acceptable, but these types of shortcuts take the fun out of reading and according to me, is nothing short of raping a language.

I may sound old school to many, but I firmly believe that the essence of reading any piece of literature (even quote), lies in the language and how it’s presented.

Men:- In Love….?

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What do men think,
When they talk of love?
Is it caring about someone,
And, understanding their needs ?
Or, is it momentary lust and infatuation?
When uttering the words “I Love You”,
Do they think of apple blossoms
In the air, and wedding bells?
Or, is it the case of ‘out of sight out of mind’?
While sending red roses and jasmine,
Do they think of fair abyss of love,
Or, Do they have restrained preoccupations….!!!?!
MEN… How do they act then…?
Anything is easy for a Man….!!
I guess….

(21st May’88)


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MEMORIES ARE FOREVER

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Memories…
Some are sweet, some bitter,
Some dipped in venom bittersweet,
Dwelling in our thoughts, governing our deeds,
A rainbow to treasure, few shadows that impede,
A smile that reassured your heart,
A confession that made reasoning depart,
Memories are forever
For as long is forever….

Separated by miles,But, 
Even thoughts can make you smile,
Of silent ghosts or a forbidden romance,
A lovelorn look or a coveted glance,
Sharing of a thought or a beautiful moment,
An unshed tear or a dream confluent,
Memories are forever
For as long is forever…

A feeling of remorse or grief,
Or hope to turn over a new leaf.
Deciding to turn another page, or, 
To close the book and disengage,
Of quarrels and compromises,
Extending an olive branch or to dramatize,
Memories are forever
For as long is forever…


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©Ranjeeta Nath Ghai atrangizindagieksafar, 2016.

एक दोस्त है भूला भटका सा

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एक दोस्त है भूला भटका सा,
एक दोस्त है प्यारा प्यारा सा….
खो गई कहीं उसकी हंसी,
क्या कोई ढूंढेगा कहीं…?
शायद कहीं भूल आई हो,
या फिर छिन गई कहीं,
दुनिया के इस समंदर में,
तैरना तो नहीं भूल गए कहीं…?
एक दोस्त है भूला भटका सा,
एक दोस्त है प्यारा प्यारा सा….
खुशी को मत तलाश कर,
तलाशना है तो सुकून को तलाश,
तू है एक अनमोल रत्न,
क्यों ज़ाहिर करती अपनी खुशी,
पलट, देख बैठे है तेरे इंतजार में,
कुछ लम्हें बिखरे बिखरे से,
तेरी हर खुशी पर कुर्बान जाए,
वह तेरे अपने अपने से,
फिर क्यों भटकती तू गली गली…?
उठ, बड़ा हाथ और हासिल कर तू अपनी खुशी
एक दोस्त है भूला भटका सा,
एक दोस्त है प्यारा प्यारा सा….

(20 अक्टूबर 2015)


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