Monday, March 7, 2016

To JNU - with love

Later in the night -
sins of the day wash off
strange whispers murmur
slogans echo

Microphone thrust in
stained by political passion
clandestine combine
managed media
idiotic idiomatic ideologies
purposeless politics
nihilist narratives
introduced by innocence
wrapped in curls
contrived corridors
layered lies -
Deception.

Incarceration. Asphyxiation.

a Malda burnt
a Kerala simmered
a Margherita wept
a woman student thrown out.

Transesterification.

Azadi.
Hum kya chatey – Azadi
Hum lad ke lenge azadi
Hum mit ke lenge azadi
Hum til til ke lenge azadi
Hai haq hamara azadi
Imaan hamari azadi
Fitrat hamari azadi
Samvidhan hamara
Hum Leke rahenge azadi.

Bloody salaam!
rebellion ?
anti-establishment ?
pro-poor ?

Borrowed.
Loaned.
Leased.

Duties waived off.

Moth burns itself –
Always.



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