कौन हूँ मैं?

कौन हूँ मैं?

 

कभी मुझे पैदा होने से पहले ही !

मौत के घाट उतार दिया जाता है !!

कभी दहेज़ के नाम पर !

आग लगा कर मार दिया जाता है !!

कभी प्रेम की आड़ में तेजाब फेंक कर !

मेरा चेहरा बिगाड़ दिया जाता है !!

कभी गोद में लेकर खिलाने के बहाने !

मुझसे बलात्कार किया जाता है !!

कभी झूठी प्रतिष्ठा के लिए !

मेरा गला रेत दिया जाता है !!

जिन पेड़ों पर झूलना चाहती थी मैं !

उन्हीं की शाखों पर मुझे उसी रस्सी से

फांसी पर लटका दिया जाता है !!

कौन हो तुम ?

मेरे भाई, चाचा, ताऊ, पिता, प्रेमी, या संरक्षक…?

कौन हूँ मैं ?

तुम्हारी बहन, बेटी, माँ, पत्नी, प्रेमिका या दोस्त …?

 

इन्सान नहीं, हैवान हो तुम !

धिक्कार है,

थूकती हूँ मैं तुम पर !!

जा रही हूँ मैं !

क्योंकि,

जब तक ये तय नहीं होता,

जब तक ये सत्य नहीं होता,

कौन हूँ मैं और कौन हो तुम ??

जा रही हूँ मैं,

कभी न लौटने के लिए,

छोड़ कर तुम्हें इस धरा पर,

अकेला…हमेशा के लिए !!

और,

एक भयानक अट्टहास की गूँज के साथ

संसार से सब स्त्रियाँ ग़ायब हो जाती हैं….

और,

कुछ ही दिनों में संसार के सारे पुरुष

विक्षिप्त होकर समाप्त हो जाते हैं!!

सृष्टि का विध्वंस हो जाता है !!!!

 

लेखक- राजीव पुंडीर

 

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Review : Once Upon A Dharamyudh

Review

ONCE UPON A DHARAMYUDH

BY – VIBHOR TIKIYA

This is the story of a young mechanical engineer Prakash who has to take the reigns of Dharam, a textile mill established by his father who dies due to serious illness. And then the problem of labor unrest and some unexpected mishap in Prakash’s personal life make a challenging task for him to perform his duty as a savior for the almost completely ruined firm—Dharam.

The theme of the novel and the plot woven synchronize with each other on every page and the story runs quite fast maintaining the intrigue. Narration is in a crispy language and makes the novel interesting as each chapter is supported by the verses of Bhagwadgeeta. The author has successfully portrayed and developed various characters like Mahashankar Jha, Sanjay and the antagonist Uday. Bickering between Jha and Sanjay has made the novel a tad humorous and Uday’s frustration for being poor is well depicted and sometimes arises sympathy for him.

The most interesting thing I liked in this novel is that the inexperience of the protagonist Prakash in dealing with the textile mill’s day-to-day problems is reflected in each twist and turn and he’s to depend upon his two lieutenants namely Jha and Sanjay. People joining a new and unfamiliar trade should learn from this novel. Greed, corruption in Indian judiciary, political interference and exploitation of the labor as well as the proprietors of the mills at the hands of goon-turned-politicians is also included as part and parcel of such a story.

The one thing which didn’t go well with me is the end of the novel. Though practical, it doesn’t conform with the teaching of a father to his son, “The trick, son, is to be patient and fair with the people working for you.” The incident fabricated in the last by Jha is an age old trick and keeping in view of the writing power of the author, I’m sure he could’ve come up with something unique and different.

Good effort and all my best wishes to the author Vibhor Tikiya for his upcoming creation-I Want To Live.

Overall ratings 3.5/5

By Rajeev Pundir

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FIRST JOB AND 10 MISTAKES

REVIEW:

Half an hour of engrossed reading and the book is finished, written in succinct, straightforward, simple and effective way. This book is a must have for all graduating and are in the process of their first step towards their job and life at large. I request the author Uttam Kumar to weave a story around this theme and write a novel and I hope it would get instant popularity. On flip side keeping in view of the number of pages, better to price it @ 75/- All the best sir.
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Review Of Maya’s New Husband

Maya's New Husband.

Maya’s New Husband : By Neil D’silva.

A Review:
Horror is not everybody’s cup of tea. Not even mine. But I happened to read this book by chance being a fresh release by Author’s Ink Publications, Rohtak and after reading a number of good reviews on Facebook and other sites.
This book catches the attention of the reader right from page one. This is the story of a recently widowed Maya, whose husband dies in an accident on railway tracks and police takes it a normal suicide. Then she happens to be friends with a fellow art teacher and eventually marries with him, notwithstanding a stiff opposition from her mother and sister. Then a new game starts revealing the occult personality of her new husband.
The best thing about the book is that it’s written detailing all rituals and practices of Aghories, the infamous sect of sadhus, amalgamated into the story with dexterity and perfection, thus creating a fear in the mind of the reader. Moreover, this is written in such a flow taking the reader with intrigue and disclosures side-by-side and page-by-page. Another good thing about the book is that it has a story based on obsession, love, perversion and supernatural dogmas against the backdrop of horror. The writer has been successful in providing the answers of all the possible questions which crop up in reader’s mind while going through the book.
So far, it is the perfect book in the category of horror genre.

By: Rajeev Pundir

कौन हूँ मैं?

कौन हूँ मैं?

कभी मुझे पैदा होने से पहले ही !
मौत के घाट उतार दिया जाता है !!
कभी दहेज़ के नाम पर !
आग लगा कर मार दिया जाता है !!
कभी प्रेम की आड़ में तेजाब फेंक कर !
मेरा चेहरा बिगाड़ दिया जाता है !!
कभी गोद में लेकर खिलाने के बहाने !
मुझसे बलात्कार किया जाता है !!
कभी झूठी प्रतिष्ठा के लिए !
मेरा गला रेत दिया जाता है !!
जिन पेड़ों पर झूलना चाहती थी मैं !
उन्हीं की शाखों पर मुझे उसी रस्सी से
फांसी पर लटका दिया जाता है !!
कौन हो तुम ?
मेरे भाई, चाचा, ताऊ, पिता, प्रेमी, या संरक्षक…?
कौन हूँ मैं ?
तुम्हारी बहन, बेटी, माँ, पत्नी, प्रेमिका या दोस्त …?

इन्सान नहीं, हैवान हो तुम !
धिक्कार है,
थूकती हूँ मैं तुम पर !!
जा रही हूँ मैं !
क्योंकि,
जब तक ये तय नहीं होता,
जब तक ये सत्य नहीं होता,
कौन हूँ मैं और कौन हो तुम ??
जा रही हूँ मैं,
कभी न लौटने के लिए,
छोड़ कर तुम्हें इस धरा पर,
अकेला…हमेशा के लिए !!
और,
एक भयानक अट्टहास की गूँज के साथ
संसार से सब स्त्रियाँ ग़ायब हो जाती हैं….
और,
कुछ ही दिनों में संसार के सारे पुरुष
विक्षिप्त होकर समाप्त हो जाते हैं!!
सृष्टि का विध्वंस हो जाता है !!!!

लेखक- राजीव पुंडीर

A Review of Rapescars…they never heal… By Gaurav Sharma.

REVIEW

After introducing his first novel ‘Love @ Air Force” last year, which is an impeccable work of fiction, Gaurav Sharma has come out with his second one : RAPESCARS…They never heal. The title of the novel is perfect and the subtitle rightly conforms and confirms the pain and agony of a rape survivor.

This is a painful story of a girl Akriti and her so-called boyfriend Raman who conspires to rape her with two of his friends in his vacant flat brutally destroying her trust, self-esteem and maligning her body and soul forever. Akriti and her parents decide to get the justice in the court of law to teach the perpetrators of the crime a lifetime lesson and unforgettable punishment lest anyone repeat before committing.

When the judge pronounces the culprits guilty, Akriti, the victim, decides something else to avenge on her chief tormentor. And right from here the story takes an unrealistic turn and starts to stagger. As her request is granted by the Hon’ble judge, he acquits Raman, the chief architect of the crime betraying the trust of his innocent girlfriend Akriti and facilitating his flat’s premises to commit the the crime with two of his friends. This judgement leaves a big question mark on the wisdom of the judiciary which allows the main conspirator to go scot-free and punishes two of his friends with 7 years jail term, that too for the same crime.

Then the story takes another turns and twists. One such incident of taking the services of a call girl by Akriti to check on her rapist-husband Raman, whether he’s reformed or not, is not conducive with the theme of the novel-Unusual Revenge On Her Rapist, as the story switches over from revenge to reform.

During all this, Akriti slowly develops some feelings for her rapist-husband whom she hates to the core of heart. This reminds the reader of the Stockholm-syndrome which seems to be unbelievable and incomprehensible in the context of the subject matter of this novel.

The author is a master of language and narration from beginning to end and has been successful in portraying each and everyone character to it’s dexterity. The courtroom proceeding are unbelievably realistic and perfect as described in the novel.

I, with a heavy heart, award 3/5 rating to this novel. I wish all the best to Mr. Gaurav Sharma for this and his forthcoming literary endeavors.

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A Review : Love @ Air Force By Gaurav Sharma

REVIEW:
Let me tell you first that I’m not a big reader and the pace of reading is also not worth mentioning. But I finished Love@Air Force within three straight days. I think it’s self explanatory how the book kept me hooked. For finishing a book so fast (in my case it’s really incredible), I too deserve a Padmshree or something.
This is the story of Sushil; a Sergent, and Shabd; a doctor holding a rank of Wing Commander, who had been classmates at school level, meet after a long gap of twenty years while serving in Indian Airforce posted at Agra. Shabd, the doctor, tells Sushil that he’s still unmarried because of his teenage-crush-turned infatuation-turned obsession for the girl Soumya, one of their classmates. And the story begins…..
Right from the beginning, the author holds the finger of the reader taking into the world he’s created in the novel and accompanies till the last word. This is the beauty of the writer. The story has been narrated in an extra-ordinary way laced with humor, satire, love, anger, compulsions and compromises endured by one and all the main characters. The expertise of the writer Gaurav Sharma for depicting humor can be judged from his ability to extract humor from the gravest of the incidents like the rushing of Sushil to Shabd’s quarter where the husband of Soumya Mr. Shandilya, also a Wing Commander, happens to confront Shabd blaming him having extra-marital relations with his wife. Wow!
If we see from a different perspective, the writer has succeeded in portraying the pain, agony, prejudice, partiality, and frustration of Non-commissioned officers at the hand of Commissioned officers in armed forces through the characters like Sushil, Khayalidutt, Das, Prasad, Ojha, and Shandilya etc. Wonderful!!
The twists and turns the story takes keep the reader glued to the book till the end. Well done Gaurav. Keep it up.
The flow of writing is smooth and the style and the whole lot language incorporating mainly the humor content has a striking similarity with one of my favorite author Chetan Bhagat and at times while reading one may even forget who the author is; whether Gaurav or Chetan. This is a complement and not a comparison at all.
Now, like a professional critic, which I’m not, a suggestion to the prospective readers:
Keep the dictionary hands-on as you may encounter some difficult words here and there which may baffle you, like me. Not a big deal, will increase the vocabulary for which one must be grateful to the writer Gaurav Sharma.

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Rajeev Pundir

कैसे चंद लफ़्ज़ों में सारा प्यार लिखूं…

युवा कवि दिनेश गुप्ता की कविताओं का एक खूबसूरत संग्रह है ये छोटी सी किताब. ये कवितायें कवि के दिल से निकली है और कागज़ पर नहीं बल्कि ज़मीन, आसमां और हवाओं में छा गयी हैं. पाठक एक के बाद एक कविता को पढने और उसका आनन्द लेने को मजबूर हो जाता. है.ये कवितायें तब शुरू होती हैं जब कवि को किसी से प्रेम हो जाता है :-

किसी के हंसी चेहरे पे मौन दिल अपना हार आया हूँ.

किसी की खुली जुल्फों में सब कुछ वार आया हूँ

मालूम था गहरा है दरिया इश्क़ का बहुत मगर,

कश्ती को मैं फिर अपनी समंदर में उतार आया हूँ.

कवि अपनी प्रेमिका को अथाह, अनंत और अगाढ़ प्रेम करता है परन्तु किसी कारणवश उसे उसका प्यार नसीब नहीं होता और वो कविताओं के माध्यम से अपनी तड़प हर जगह, किताब के हर पन्ने से लेकर पाठक के दिलो-दिमाग़ पर उतारने में बखूबी कामयाब रहा है. लगता है कभी उसकी तरफ से भी कोई कमी रह गयी होगी जो उसे अपना प्यार नहीं मिला. देखिये:-

किसी की खूबसूरत आँखों में नमी छोड़ आया हूँ, ख्वाबों के आसमा में हकीकत की ज़मी छोड़ आया हूँ.

मुहब्बत नहीं है कम हाथों में अंगारे रखने से, लगता है इश्क़ में फिर कुछ कमी छोड़ आया हूँ.

कवि इस कदर मजबूर है कि एक जगह लिखता है:-

इज़हार लिखूं, इकरार लिखूं, एतबार लिखूं, इनकार लिखूं मैं, कैसे चाँद लफ़्ज़ों में सारा अधिकार लिखूं मैं.

कवि ने सभी रसों को एक माला के रूप में इस खूबसूरती से पिरो दिया है कि कहीं कोई नुक्स दिखाई नहीं पड़ता और पूरी माला एक-तरफ़ा प्रेम की खुशबू से सराबोर है जिसमे पाठक पूरी तरह से भीग जाता है.

सबसे अधिक दिल को छू लेने वाली एक पंक्ति:-

खूबसूरत चेहरों से जब नक़ाब उतर जाता है, आँख का आंसू तक छलकने से डर जाता है.

कवि दिनेश का ये एक सराहनीय प्रयास है. एक-तरफ़ा प्रेम करने वालों के लिए ये किताब उनके प्यार को पाने में सहायक सिद्ध होगी और टूटे दिल वालों के ज़ख्मों पर एक मरहम का काम करेगी.

कवि दिनेश को मेरी हार्दिक बधाई और आगे आने वाली कविताओं के लिए शुभकामनाएं.

राजीव पुंडीर.Kaise Chand...