Debasish Parashar

Neo-random Thoughts : On Media

1.

The eternal contest

who can eat less

to talk more

 

2.

You said, we believe

We said, I believe

What about the trial ?

 

3.

You need more

We need often

Let us grab and produce

 

4.

You say you are free

They think you are free

Are you free?

 

5.

On 29th February in 232 B.C

King Ashoka was bitten by a mosquito

How do you remember it?

 

6.

It is interesting

when a pillar

becomes a keystone

 

Secular?

He wears

the sacred thread

Chants occasionally

Loves to eat

Biryani

Hyderabadi Haleem

Sends heartfelt wishes

on Janmashthami

Has visited

Jama Masjid

chasing

rainbows of Old Delhi

Does not buy

new clothes

on Eid

out of habits

(socially formed may be ! )

Now he is worried…

or confused

if he is

religious

or secular?

A fool

wise like a river

advised

“You are so silly !

Don’t think that much

wait for the Circular

spectacular

secular ”

 

On Habits

Potassium Bromate

is carcinogenic

As if habits are not !

Thinking the thought

Sinking the sought

Linking the dots

God damn what not !

 

Neo-random Thoughts 1

All of a sudden

wi-fi signals

are low

(The modem,a moron !)

I am now worried

we may not

communicate

our wishes,dreams and fantasies

to each other

or

you might think

I am despicably slow !

 

Debasish Parashar is a public policy,governance and art & culture enthusiast,singer,lyricist,poet (to some extent)and social journalist based in New Delhi,India. He is a postgraduate in English literature from University of Delhi. He has sung for ‘In Search of God’ and ‘Raag’.His write-up on Majuli has been listed amongst top 100 online #worldheritagesites stories globally in May 2016 by Agilience Authority Index.His literary works have been featured in prestigious Indian and international initiatives like Visual Verse(Germany/U.K),Tuck Magazine(London/Global)(accepted and to be published),Indiana Voice Journal(U.S.A)(accepted for October,2016 issue), Muse India,Indian Periodical, The Poet Community, Swarajya, Youthkiawaaz,Duane’s PoeTree,Thumb Print Magazine(Accepted),Bordoisila, Spillwords(Poland), Scriggler(U.K), Kahaniya, Sadda haq, Assam Tribune and many more. His works are included in two upcoming international anthologies namely ‘Apple Fruits of an Old Oak'(to be published under Kew Gardens Press,New York) and ‘Dandelion in a Vase of Roses’ (To be published in U.S.A). Visit Debasish at https://debasishparashar.wordpress.com or follow MrDevParashar@twitter.