Tuesday, June 26, 2012


चलते चलते नन्हे मुन्हे  पैर मेरे
थक जाते हैं, देखो न नानी माँ
मासी जब बुलाती है तो, भाग भाग के,
नहीं आने में मज़ा भी आता है ना,
पापा ने कहा नहीं की याद करते हैं
तो इतने मायूस से क्यों हैं माँ
नानाजी जब जाते हैं दफ्तर
हलचल मेरा मन होता है ज़रा
मैंने दूध का गिलास पटक दिया आज
मुझे कहीं डांटोगी तो नहीं ना
मैंने छुप के मिटटी खायी थी सुबह
गुस्सेवाली मासी ने देखा था क्या?




Sunday, June 17, 2012


शबाब भी हो और शराब भी हो,
होश-ओ -हवास, न हो तो  न हो,

रहेगी कब तलक सादगी में कैद हसरतें,
कभी तो हम गिरें, कभी आवाज़ भी हो,

न करते शोर शराबा तो और क्या करते,
मेरे घर में कभी, शाम कुछ ख़ास तो हो ।





Thursday, March 19, 2009

कल्पना के अम्बर,
भावना के सागर,
कुछ बूँदें,
थोड़े ओस,
मिला दी है मैंने,
तो देखो,
मेरे शब्दों के,
कोई छोर नहीं,
किसी ओर नहीं.


Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Khushiyan chun chun ke,
bade sapne bunti hun..
Din raat ke sargam ko,
sukoon se sunti hun..
Ab duniya ki mujhko,
khabar kab kahan hai..
Meri puri duniya hai jo,
uski parwa main karti hun..



Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Kushh khwahishen,
kuchh ehsaas,
aur anginat waaden,
bah jaane do inhe,
ab ashkon ki dhaar mein.



Thursday, January 18, 2007

ek fakeer ke ghar roz
us khuda ka aana jana tha

har baat ki kya baat thi
aur usne kuchh kaha na tha



Tuesday, December 19, 2006

koi aas, ek talash,
aur fir wahi beqaraari,
kabhi achha hai ye bhi,
kabhi, na bhi ho toh achha hai..


Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Uski yaaden, koi khauf ya kahar,
jab bhi aati hai mann tadap sa jata hai,

Use dekhun, padhun, samajhun,
isse pahle hi dil dhadak sa jata hai,

Mere prashn patr ko dekhkar aaj fir,
kahungi ki mujhe kuchh nahin aata hai..



Monday, October 16, 2006


Mere gulistan ko sajane ke liye,
kuchh naye rishte banane ke liye,
aur kabhi, kewal aane jane ke liye,
ehsaanmand hain, hum sada ke liye..


Tuesday, September 19, 2006

tumhare panvon ke nishaan,
har taraf hawaon mein,
thodi parchhai zameen par,
thodi si aasmaan mein,
aur maine dekha tha us roz,
haan, tumhe udte huye..


Thursday, September 14, 2006

Ek chaahat ki sach mein,
anchahe jhooth piro raha tha,
paani ki boondon mein,
khud ko wo dubo raha tha,
wo mera hi ek tukda,
wahan khada ro raha tha..



Monday, August 28, 2006

Uske zulfon ke lahraane se,

aaye na fir se tufaan kahin,

mere chand ke sine ki aag mein,

jal na jaye wo maahtaab kahin,

aaj fir, aise khayalon ki garmi se,

barsega toot kar aasman kahin..



Monday, August 14, 2006

Na wo soch, na jhijhak, na sharam,
na jaane ka gham, na aane ka waham,
na waise rangeen sapnon ka bharam,
tab wo koi aur tha, nahin mera sanam..



Wednesday, August 09, 2006

wo kahte nahin, unhe kya chahiye,
hum kah den toh kahen, kahan chahiye?

Thursday, July 27, 2006

hansi..

woh, haan woh,
rahti thi kabhi,
dil mein, dhadkan mein jo,

uski yadon ka karwan,
gujarta gaya, gujar gaya,
jane na jane kabhi,
hansi bhi aayi,
aur muskaan se bhi,
chup raha na gaya,

ab sochna kya,
aur samjhaana kya,
dil-e-barbaad ko bahlana kya,
rone ka anjaam dekha,
ab zara hans kar dekhen...



Wednesday, July 26, 2006

barsaat..

intezar ki rah chalkar,
ek aur mod mudkar,
na jane kya sochkar,
ruk sa gaya palbhar,

nazren jhuki thi,
saansen ruki si,

thak chala tha din,
sone lagi thi raat,
aur na jane kyon,
fir se huyi ek baar,
aansuon ki barsaat..



Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Agar dard hi dil ki aadat,
khamoshi zubaan ki fitrat ho,
toh un aankh ki motiyon ko,
aansoo ka naam kyon den?


Monday, June 19, 2006

Kamre mein kahin bhi,
roshni nahin,
aur tum bhi nahin

aane se jaane tak ki,
chhoti si ghadi,
kuchh kam bhi nahin

yaadon ke dher par,
ashq bahaayen,
aise kaabil tum bhi nahin,
hum bhi nahin..



Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Kuchh waadon se likhi thi ek kahani,
syahi dhuli toh aankhon mein tha paani..


Aaqabat

jab tum na the, jab main na thi,
ek surur tha, thodi shokhi thi,
saanson mein bikharte-bahte,
do ruhon ko, aaqabat ki betaabi thi..




[Aaqabat - Other world]

Thursday, May 11, 2006

zindagi

bujha sa dil
bikhre se khab
toote armaan
anginat ehsaas


haseen zindagi!



Thursday, May 04, 2006

us paar

kuchh dhuaan, kuchh gubaar,
thodi khushi, dard apaar,
le chalo mujhe ab, mere ghar,
sirf mujhe, mera naam chhorkar,
le chalo zindagi ke us paar..



kahin-nahin

koi chaahat nahin,
aarzoo bhi nahin,
wo sochta hai mujhe,
bas roobaroo nahin..



Tuesday, May 02, 2006

fir yaaden..

Meri umangon ki deewaron mein,
chaand aur taare sajaana,
badi hasraton se naye dost banana

samandar ki ret par,
kuchh der tak baith kar,
ek chhote se pal mein,
kai sadiyan gujaarna

hansna hasana, roothna manaana,
maane nahin toh aansoo bahaana,
haan mere yaaron se yaari nibhana

mammi ka muhjko salike sikhana
papa ka jeene ke tarike batana

ye saari chizen paraye na hote
meri zindgi mein gar tum aaye na hote..



Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Mera mann..

bahakta hai,
Machalta hai,
pal mein bahalta hai


aur wo,
kabhi bhi jo,
ho nahin sakta,
uski aarzoo karta hai


samandar paar,
pal mein jaata,
aur pal mein aata hai


us par,
mera zor nahin hai


wo toh,
bas aur kahin hai...



Monday, April 24, 2006

No..!

some feelings, one relation
locked for months, now

seen them through the gap
fading, grieving, low

implacable pain, yet stolid
let them not weep, no!



yunhi, ek baar..

dhuen ke chhantne par, dhool ke hatne par
aanchal lahraate, balkhaate, dekha tha use

soti si shaam mein jab aankhen khuli thi
palken jhapkaate, sharmaate, dekha tha use

na jaane ki jaldi mein, fir jaane kyon
jaate jaate yunhi, ek baar, dekha tha use



Tuesday, April 18, 2006

sawal..

Aaj uthi jo ye lehar,
toh pata nahin saagar kahan hai?

Agar dekha nahin use,
toh jo dekhegi wo nazar kaun hai?

Samajh sako toh samajh lo,
warna puchhungi hua kya hai?

Sun sako jo ye beqaraari,
toh kaho aakhir kyon hai?

Aaj agar hum tanha hain,
toh aanewaali wo bahaar kab hai?



Wednesday, April 12, 2006

jalne do na..

Main jalta hun, pal bhar,
tum rahne do na,
meri chaahaton ko mat roko,
ab bahne do na,
chhoone hi nahin, saanso mein,
tumhe bharne do na,
dil aag hai, bujh na jaye,
aur tez, jalne do na..



Saturday, April 08, 2006

Aah..

Tere jane ke baad, sambhala hai,
teri yaadon ko, mere dil ko,
fir, tere aate hi sajaya hai,
khabon-khayalon ko, iss dil ko..



Thursday, April 06, 2006

kuchh zindagi..

Sapno ke mahal banaati hun,
tootne par jinke, haqeeqat mein,
main, ji bhar ke roti hun.


Friday, March 31, 2006

Zaari

Duniya dekhi, duniyadaari dekhi,
purane rishton ki, purakaari dekhi,
tere sadke ae dost, sikhne ki had dekhi,
bewafaai sikhi..



Wednesday, March 29, 2006

hone ka..

pal bhar ka dukh,
charo jahan ki khushiyan,
mere anginat khaab,
aur, sapnon ki khilti kaliyan,
zindagi ki aas,
purnta ka ehsaas,
sab kuchh mere paas hai,
par, dar hai uske khone ka,

ambar ke taare,
gujre raat aur din mere,
bachapan ki athkheliyan,
wo sakhi saheliyan,
har pal apnon ka saath,
aur, unke pyaar ki barsaat,
maana ye mil nahin sakta,
par, armaan hai use paane ka!



Wednesday, March 22, 2006

tum aaye..

bahte bahte, rukne lagi,
zindgi, jab tum aaye,
Jaagte bhi, sote rahe,
sapne, jab tum aaye,
socha par kah na saki,
aadatan, jab tum aaye,
ab kahun, ya na kahun,
shukriya, jo tum aaye..



Wednesday, March 15, 2006

kyon?

Sada hain mere saath,
mere sapne, mere khab,
Fir bhi,
main tanha kyon?



Saturday, March 11, 2006

kya?

zindgi gujaarne ke liye,
chahiye ek saathi,
ishq magar nahin,
kuchh aur hi sahi..



fir se..

aks ke tukde, samete ja rahi thi,
raat ki chadar, lapete ja rahi thi,
kuchh toota tha shayad!



Saturday, February 18, 2006

bechara

Kisi ko dekha,dekha kisi ko,
aankhen chaar nahin aath huyi,
kyonki chashme se dekha use,
jo chashma pehan ke aayi,

thodi sharmayi, thodi ghabrayi,
haathone mein chai ka tray wo lai,
shock toh laga, par chashma na toota,
jo nazar se utar ke wo dil mein samayi,

ab do chaar sawalon ki jhadi lagayi,
sawal sidhe saade,
jaise chai kya aapne banai,
jawab mein simple pendulum jaise,
wo apna sar upar aur niche layi,

koi na dikha toh baat badhai,
na na baaton se pahle haath badhya,
par udhar se koi response na aayi,

dil ka panchhi toh nikal bhaga,
dimag tha kaboo mein toh yeh sandeh jaga,
samne wala itna kyon chup hai,
aisa toh nahin ki wo by birth mook hai,

uparwale ko yaad kar dubara prayas kiya,
priye kuchh kaho, yun toh chup na raho,

badi surili si ek aawaz aayi,
ji meri hamdardi aapke saath hai,
magar mera haath kisi aur ke haath hai.



Friday, February 17, 2006

Ek raat

Zindagi se lambi,
maut se gahri,
wo raat, door kisi,
pahadi par thi thahri,

thaharna jo bhuli,
hawa chalti gayi,
chalti hi gayi,
pahar tak magar,
gayi nahin chandni,
aur uska tej,

tej tha chand,
aur bujhi si ghatayen,
ghataon ki god mein,
soye se taare,

taaron ke kalrav se,
shayad tooti thi nind,
toota nahin magar,
gati ka sangeet.




Wednesday, February 15, 2006

tanhai

Tanhai mein aksar,
suna karte hain,
khamoshi ki aawazen,
bhid mein aksar,
rah jaate hain tadapkar,
haan mujhe darr lagta hai,
akelepan ke shor se!



Saturday, February 11, 2006

Jalti sulagti wo,
saanson mein samaati rahi,
adharon se lagkar, nashe mein duboti gayi,
dhuen se raakh tak jo,
rang pal-pal badalti rahi,
saath apne jaan, thodi meri bhi le gayi.



Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Yaad

shaam ki tanhaiyon mein,
jaane kyon, mann fir aaj udaas hai,
main hoon, main hi hoon, aur..
kuchhek saaman mere paas hai,

band darwazon ke dariche se,
jhaank kar laut gayi hawa,
ya parde se takrai aur..
khaamoshiyon mein kho gayi hawa,

yaadon ki potli jo kholi,
toh nikla kuchh kahani jaisa,
gard mein dooba, aadha bhula hua,
rangheen, kuchh paani jaisa.



Monday, January 30, 2006

nayan

do uthte nayan, do jhukte nayan,
sine ke andar, wo chubhte nayan,

gham ki ghatayen, mayusi ke pawan,
aur ashkon se bojhal, baraste nayan,

madira ki lahron mein doob jane ko,
nashe mein machalte, bahakte nayan,

viraane se khali, ujde se chaman,
sune murjhaye, gumsum se nayan.



Monday, January 23, 2006

Khichdi

Ek wo hain premi jo tajmahal banaate hain,
humne kaha, suniye ji!
tajmahal nahin naa sahi,
chaliye taj mein khaate hain,

mere kadke pati ne ghabra kar kaha,
jaaneman taj nahin,bas ab aur aaj nahin,
chalo khichdi ghar mein banate hain,
bacchon ke saath picnic manaate hain,

athak parishram aur anginat bahane,
rang laaye ki bacche maane,

hawala diya tradition mein modernity ka,
kaha,five star mein kahan wo baat hai,
fikr na kar tere papa tere saath hain,
picnic mein chaar chaand lagayenge,
khichdi mummy nahin, papa banayenge,

masoomon ki udasi ab toh dekhi nahin jati,
ghadi mein do aur chehre par baje barah,

kisi tarah aakhirkar huyi khichdi taiyar,
pura hua tab chaar ghante ka intezaar,
padosiyon ko bhi tha magar khichdi se hi pyar,

ain waqt aa dhamke,
swagat kiya khichdi ke dam se,
haan ji, hum bhookhe rah gaye,
dil ke armaan aansuon mein bah gaye.



Thursday, January 19, 2006

Sapna

Main soyi thi,
sapnon mein khoyi thi,
kisne jagaaya,
samajh mein na aaya,
ab tha saath mere,
ek ajanabi ka saya,
sapnon ke tajmahal mein,
aarzoo ki kaya,
dhire se ek baar,
wo muskaraya,
mera dil toh fir,
sambhal na paya,
kya kahoon kaise kahoon,
ab usko paraya,
apna nahin par apne jaisa hai wo,
sapna nahin par sapne jaisa hai wo.




Saturday, July 09, 2005

Tum

nahin badli gayi jo, aisi aadat ho tum
besamay aati hai, wo aahat ho tum



Friday, July 08, 2005

wo...

kabhi main hoti thi jinmein,
wo haathon ki lakeeren
ab mitaane laga hai

Jinse kabhi zindagi sawaren,
wo haseen yaaden ab
bhulane laga hai




Tuesday, October 14, 2003

gham

samandar ki ek lehar,
jo thamti na thi,
shaam ki wo ghadi,
jo badhti na thi,
Par badh rahi thi,
umr uski,
haan wo raat,
sau baras lambi thi,
sheeshe ke kuchh tukre,
zameen par the bikhre,
khud se ye puchhte,
ki wo kisse hain bichhre,
chirag jaisa,
kuchh jal raha tha,
zindagi ki tarah,
mom pighal raha tha,
andhere men khada,
wo ro raha tha,
ro raha tha.............



nahin

Logon ne jo samjha,
wo maine socha bhi nahin,
unhe khayal hai us khayal ka,
jo kabhi aaya hi nahin,
chahte hain sab janen,
dil ki baaten,
par isne kuchh kaha hi nahin,
agar daba tha kahin,
koi ehsaas to,
ab to kuchh raha hi nahin,
samjhte der lage shayad,
par samajh jayenge wo bhi,
ki nahin hai,
kuchh bhi nahin.

Monday, October 13, 2003

Khabon ka milan

Tere khabon men,
tere khayalon men,
baaton men, saanson me,
aur un ehsaason men,
jinme sirf main thi,
meri yaaden, chaahat,
aur aarzoo thi,
kaisi thi yaaden wo,
karti thi bechain jo,
aakar tadpaati thi,
aur kabhi naa jaati thi,
jinke dum se aas-pas,
mere hone ka ehsaas,
har pal milne ki aas thi,
wo pal, jo mere,
sapne laya tha,
wo sapne, jismen tune,
mujhe paya tha,
kaisa tha wo,
khawon ka milan,
kya waisa, jaisa
maine mehsoos kiya tha???