मैं कैसे लिखती हूं

तुम अक्सर पूछते हो न, कि मैं कैसे लिखती हूं?

हंस कर टाल देती हूं तुमको,

कई मिथ्या बातें गढ़ती हूं।
आज बताऊं तुमको, कि मैं कैसे लिखती हूं?

कोई उमंग उठी मन में ज्यों कहीं,
तब एक विचार धर लेती हूं,
उस विचार की डोर पकड़ तब,
धीरे-धीरे मैं उड़ती हूं।
फिर हवा तेज होती है तर्कों की,
तब अंबर का नाप मैं ले आती हूं।
ज्यों आंधी चलती है ज्ञान की,
मैं क्षितिज तक दौड़ लगाती हूं।
वापस आकर फिर अनुभव का मांजा,
तब फिरकी में लपेटती हूं।

भूख लगती जब कभी शब्दों की,
मैं बाजार किताबों के जाती हूं।
मुंह से लार टपकती है जब,
भांति-भांति की किताबें देखती हूं।
कुछ चखने लगती हूं तब ही,
कुछ झोली में डाल घर लाती हूं।
मीठे – खट्टे – कड़वे – कच्चे
कुछ पके, शब्द तब मैं पाती हूं।
भावनाओं की मद्धम आंच पर
कविता का व्यंजन पकाती हूं।

जब कभी लिखने बैठूं मैं और
कलम, दवात रिक्त पाती हूं,
तब कलम उठाकर मैं
सागर के तट तक दौड़ लगाती हूं।
वहां देख रेत के किलों को
जब अपूर्ण कहानियां पाती हूं,
तब मुट्ठी में किस्से और
अंजुली में स्याही भर लाती हूं।
घर आकर फिर सारी जिजीविषाएं,
कागज पर जीवंत बनाती हूं।

कुछ तुमसे उधार लेती हूं,
कुछ तुमसे ही चुरा लाती हूं।
मेरा यहां कुछ भी नहीं है,
मैं बस भावनाओं को आकार देती हूं।
तुम पढ़ते हो जैसे मुझको,
बस ऐसे ही मैं लिखती हूं।

-आरती मानेकर

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बेईमान अल्फाज़

मैंने जब गम लिखना चाहा

तुमने आंसुओं को आवाज दी,

खुशी बांटनी चाही जग से

अहसासों को तुमने पहचान दी।

 

जग के हित की बात लिखकर

बने मेरी तटस्थ पहचान तुम,

फिर जब बारी इश्क की आई,

हुए क्यों मुझसे बेईमान तुम?

 

बात तो बस इतनी-सी थी न,

कि मुझे उनसे मोहब्बत हो चली थी!

लेकिन तुम यों खफ़ा हुए।

क्या मैं तुमसे कहीं दूर चली थी?

 

सच कहूं, तुम्हारी सारी बातें,

मेरे पिया चाव से पढ़ते हैं।

तुम दिल हो मेरा, वो जानते हैं,

वो भी तुमको ही खुदा मानते हैं।

 

गलतफहमी तो अब दूर हुई,

तुम वापस जिंदगी में आओ न!

लिखूंगी इश्क मैं मेरा-तुम्हारा,

तुम भी अपनी वफा जताओ न!

 

-आरती मानेकर

Book Review- When God Bribed A Sailor

Hello guys.!

Hope you all are good. I am posting today after a while, as I’m messed up with a busy schedule. So I just finished reading a book, of which I’m giving review here. “When god bribed a sailor”- a stunning nowel by Shalabh Bansal.

Description: They told him this wasn’t his turf. He was warned about the prevailing dangers at sea, But kishaant was allured by the attractive career in Merchant Navy.

But what happened on-board ‘MT Vision’ changed his life completely. What was the reason that God himself had to bribe him? Or was it simply a plan to make his life a worthier one by introducing the angelic girl ‘Tasha’ in his life?

A take of two lovers who were bound to be together but held back by the society; “When God bribed a sailor” highlights some of the darkest secrets of the shipping industry, inspired by a true story. ‘WHEN GOD BRIBED A SAILOR’ is a tribute to sailor’s life and love.

About the author: “Shalabh Bansal”, an alumni of St. Mary’s Academy, meerut, graduate at marine. Engineer from BITS Pilani, under the elite “Tolani Maritime Institute”, Pune.

Shalabh has also authered two novels including the best selling “A pluperfect Gift”. He was termed as the “Best Upcoming author” by the famous “SAILOR’s today” magzine and also received an invitation to become one of the social moderator and co-ordinator of the “AAM ADMI PARTY”.

WHEN GOD BRIBED A SAILOR is his third book.

My view on the book: When God bribed a sailor- a story of career, revenge, love, sacrifice. I seriously didn’t think that it would be a love story, by reading the title, but most part of the story is written on a love life. kishant, a middle class boy, having only his father in his life, dream to join Navy, many difficulties he face in that way, but somehow managed to study in TMI. I like the will power of him described in the story. The author wrote only one chapter about his life in TMI, which I think, he should have described a lil more. I found the story a bit boring till some chapters. The part I liked the most was the description of his healing treatment at ‘sacred space’. That part, tell that there’s still humanity left in human! And let the people have faith in the almighty. The incidence, where god came to meet the author is something mysterious! After that very healing treatment, the love story begins, which is indeed a super awesome story. Our past doesn’t let us move on, but love cure us! Tasha, a simple girl, with whom anyone can fall, and Kishant fell. Their story gave a new meaning to love.

Language is simple, story beautifully penned. I just want that writer must have written a lil more about the Navy life!

At last.. the author asked one question – “So what do you think my friends, did she accept it?” And my answer to the question is- “yes she did!”

Good book, go for it!

Conclusion: Lost all hopes? Read the novel.

Star rating: 4/5 ****

Order your copy here When God Bribed A Sailor .

Thanks for reading.

Stay happy!

-Arti Manekar