Tuesday, November 22, 2011

~बिक्रीमा राखिएका सपना~

जसरी न्यूरोडको एक भैय्याले
बटुवालाई चना-चटपट
र एक गिलास सोडा बेच्छ
त्यसरी नै अम्रिकाले
प्रत्यक सेकेन्ड मानिसलाई
हजारौँ सपनाहरु बेच्छ
विद्यार्थीलाई राम्रो कामको
व्यापारीलाई राम्रो दामको
परिवारलाई ठुलो घरको
टुहुरोलाई आडिलो भरको
आफ्ना आँखाले देखिने
तर समात्न नसकिने गरि ती सपना
केवल दौडिरहेछन
सानोमा "छोइ-डुम" खेलेझैँ
'अमेरिकन ड्रिम' लाई समात्न
सारा जमात लागिपरिरहेछन्
कहिले-काहीँ लाग्छ
'अमेरिकन ड्रिम' एक परमसुन्दरी हो
जो एक अप्सराझैँ सपनिमा आउँछे
मुसुक्क हाँस्छे, अनी भुतुक्कै बनाउँछे
क्षणभरकोलागी परमसुख दिलाइ
बिस्तारै रित्तीदैँ जान्छे
असन्तोषी मनुवालाई
आफ्नी सङिनीसँग परिचय गराई
सदाका लागि बिदा हुन्छे
बिचरो मनुवा
एकपछी, अर्को
त्यसपछि फेरि अर्को गर्दै
सपनिमा विपना खोज्न विवश छ
अन्धकारलाई उज्यालो देख्न वाध्य छ
एक शुन्यमा पूर्णता भेट्टाउन तल्लीन छ।।

Monday, November 21, 2011


घडीको टिकटिक
अनि रातको रमझम
विदेशको बसाइँ
अनि गाउँको घरजम
आफ्नो साइकल
घनश्यामको गाडी
बैकुन्ठेको रोलेक्स
आफ्नो खाली नाडी!
रामेकी बुढी
आफ्नो रित्तो भुँडी
छाम्दै भन्छ शैलेश
"के सत्य यही हो?"
रित्तो भुँडीमा जाँड खन्याउँदै
भित्तामा हान्दै, जुत्ता हुर्याउँदै
शैलेश भट्याउँदै छ,
"बरु गाउँ नै फर्किन्छु
केही गर्न नसकेनी
यौटा स्वतन्त्र राज्यको माग गर्छु
देश यसै नी टुक्रिदै छ
बरु आफ्नै राज्यको राजा हुन्छु
पृथ्वीनारनको सालिकलाई जरैदेखी उखेल्छु
आफ्नो प्रतिमा त्यहीँ ठड्याउँछु
'स्व-राज्य जिन्दबाद' को नारा
चर्को स्वरमा लगाउँछु" ।।

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

An Eulogy to Steve

Never owned any Apple, I merely ate a few
Can’t get any sourer, a bite of apple without you!
All hail iPad and bless the almighty iPhone
Have no other feeling but iSad and iMourn!

Thursday, September 29, 2011


दुर्गाको आगमन
शीतल बतास।

तीनधर्के चङ्गा
खुला आकाश।

गोकुल धुपको वासना
डमरूको आवाज।

खसीको म्याँ-म्याँ
बालकको मुस्कान।

मुहारमा हाँसो
मनमा, हीनताबोधको आभास।

नयाँपनको प्रदर्शन
खुम्चेका निधार।

एक महान् चाड
रंग अनेक प्रकार।

Saturday, September 10, 2011

~In memory of...~

When the news on TV
Were making a constant call
A plane that struck the towers
Those that were standing tall
When I saw those blazing fire
Angry like a mad man
I was seeing those buildings fall
Just within minutes of time span
As I saw people screaming
Though I was thousands of miles away
I stood still in front of TV
My eyes stuck, my voice-without a say!
I realized,
It was nothing but,

Friday, September 9, 2011

An experience of a lifetime!

I have never fancied heights. To be honest, I am scared of them. On the other hand, I had always wanted to skydive. It seems ironical for a person like me who is dead scared of heights and still holds the desire to skydive. However, the day to realize the thrill of skydiving was not too far.

During last week of August, I drove from Austin, TX to Baton Rouge, LA. For those who have not yet been to Baton Rouge via I-10, this would be a wonderful piece of information. On the way, you’ll have to cross Lake Charles bridge which looks inclined to about 75 degrees. As I was driving over the bridge, I got chills in my spine as I looked out of my car’s window. Alas! I had never been that fearful of heights before. “Now, I can’t even look outside if I am driving over flyovers and bridges”, I said to myself. This was not looking good at all. I had to perform some remedial actions ASAP.

So, my phone rang last Friday. It was my friend, Hari, who recently graduated from TAMU. “Dude, got any plans for the weekend”, he inquired. “Nothing so far, dude”, I replied. He said, “Awesome, we should go skydiving.” He hung up the phone leaving me befuddled. I have always wanted to go skydiving which was always the plan and I liked it that way. Mixed feelings emerged in me as Hari said that we’ll be skydiving the very next day.

So the plan was finally made and we hit the road to Lexington, TX on fine Saturday morning. I was still not able to believe that I was going to skydive. “Will I survive?” I asked to myself. Do I need to call my closed ones and let them know that I was skydiving? Will I really be able to skydive and come back alive? As Hari was driving, I was pondering upon these questions. I knew all these questions would not matter after I jump off the plane. Pheww!

We were at Texas Skydiving Center in Lexington, TX after an hour drive from College Station. After filling out the forms and signing the form that said, “I will be responsible for any injuries or death”, my anxiety was at the peak. One of the jumpmasters came over and briefed on what is expected of us while we are in the sky. The time finally came and Hari went first. After 30 minutes or so, he came back, smiling. He said, “I was in complete peace, you’ll like it.” I was glad that he came back alive. That boosted great confidence in me and I boarded the aircraft. That was possibly the smallest aircraft I have seen or boarded into my entire life. I, my jumpmaster and the videographer boarded the plane. The plane took off and I kept looking out of the plane’s window every once in a while. “There is no going back now”, I said to myself. I prayed to the lord and was just ready to skydive.

The plane reached an altitude of 8000 ft. when my jumpmaster asked me to sit in front of him so that he could attach his harness to mine. The plane then reached 12000 ft. and that was the height we were jumping from. The videographer opened the plane’s door and stepped outside in the air. As I moved closer to the exit door, I could feel the wind blowing at my face at tremendous speed. Boy; I was seconds away from my experience of a lifetime. My jumpmaster signaled me that we’ll be jumping now and……… A FREE FALL.

It was just an amazing experience. I thought I will have an adrenaline rush but there was nothing as such. I was in complete peace, embracing nothing but air and approaching the earth. After 40 seconds of free fall, I started having some fun in the sky by posing myself for some pictures. After sometime, my jumpmaster opened up the parachute and we were pulled up again at a great speed. Once the chute was open, our position changed from horizontal to vertical. Earth’s surface looked very tiny and I could not see anything but bare grounds. The jumpmaster then said that we’ll be landing soon. I wanted to be in air for some more time but I said, “OK”. He asked me to lift my legs as high as possible for proper landing. And, after 5-6 minutes high up in the air, we finally landed on the ground. My ears were clogged because of sudden change in air-pressure. When I stood up, I was not able to believe what I had just done. Yeah, I freakin’ skydived!! I was beaming with happiness that I came back alive. Moreover, I thought that my fear of heights would have abated by some extent. It was just incredible and that was indeed, the best experience so far. Those of you who are reading this, and have wanted to go skydiving, I say, JUST DO IT. You’ll be happy that you did and the memory will last a lifetime.

Wednesday, August 31, 2011


तिमी जन्मिदा
१०४ बर्ष राणाशासनमा
जकडिएको नेपाल
भर्खर मात्र फुत्किएको थियो।

तिमी बोर्डफस्ट आउँदा
प्रजातन्त्रको पहिलो किरण
देख्दै गरेको नेपालले
श्री ५ महाराजाधिराजको बूटमुनी
पन्चायत झेलिरहेको थियो।

तिमी भूमिगत हुँदा
देशमा पुन: प्रजातन्त्रको
आशा जागी
तिम्रै दाजुभाइले
केवल प्रजातन्त्रको लागि
आफ्नो ज्यानको बाजी थापे।

तिमी रङ्गमन्चमा देखा पर्दा
नेपालमा पुन: प्रजातन्त्रमा मौलाउदै थियो
रङमन्चमा हुने चर्तिकला देखेर
प्रजातन्त्रप्रती नेपालीको वित्रिष्णा
विस्तारै जाग्दै पनि थियो।

आज एतिहासिक घडीमा
तिमी देशको प्रधान्मन्त्री
भएका छौ
तिम्रो कारणले गएका
हजारौँ नेपालीका ज्यान
र तिम्रो नेत्रित्वमा बगेका
सयौँ नेपालीका रगत
सबैलाई चटक्कै बिर्सेर
फेरि नेपालीहरुले
तिमिबाटै आशा राखेका छन्।

नेपालमा बनेको मुस्ताङ गाडी
तिमिले चढे पनि
नेपालीको मन-मुटुमा
तिमिले चढ्न बाँकी नै छ
याद गर!
तिमिले गरेका हरेक पाप
र तिमिले अब गर्ने पुण्य
सबैको लेखाजोखा
समयले गरिराखेकै हुनेछ
तिमिले अब गर्ने प्रत्यक काम
ईतिहासमा लेखिएकै हुनेछ।

Monday, August 22, 2011


बिहान उठ्ने बित्तिकै
पोखराका मान्छेले
कञ्चन माछापुछ्रेलाई हेरेझैँ
म झुलुक्क उसलाई एक नजर हेर्थेँ
माथीदेखी, तलसम्म
अनी फेरी तलदेखी माथीसम्म
केही नयाँ नदेखेपनि
उसको स्वाभाविक आक्रितीलाई
हृदयदेखी अँगाल्न पुग्थेँ
७ बर्ष लामो हाम्रो प्रेम
दिन-प्रतिदिन गाढिदैँ गएकोमा
मेरी प्रेमिका "फेसबुक"प्रति
म आभारी नै थिएँ |

गाउँमा एकदिन तहल्का मच्चियो
गाउँलेहरु बीच कानेखुसी चर्कियो
एउटी नव-सुन्दरी आएकी छ रे
भन्ने कुरा यत्र-तत्र सुनियो
मेरो पनि त मनै हो गाठेँ!
नव-सुन्दरीको एक झलक पाउन
यो आँखा निकै नै तर्सियो |

नभन्दै "गुगलप्लस" नामकी सुन्दरी
सजिएरै आएकी रैछे
भिन्न पहिरन, फरक चाल-ढाल
नक्कली मोरी अलि उत्तेजक नै रैछे!
सारा गाउँलेहरु क्षणभरमै
"गुगल्प्लस" लाई समात्न फाल हाले
म पनि भेँडा जो थिएँ
नव-सुन्दरीलाई आफ्नो बनाउने धुनमा
"फेसबुक"सँगको आफ्नो प्रेमलाई
निमेषभरमै दाउमा हालेँ |

त्यो कामवासना जो थियो
जुनमा म जालिएको थिएँ
"गुगल्प्लस"सँग बिताएका केही दिन
सुरुमा त रमाइलै थिए
उसँग हुँदा, एकान्त महसुस गर्थेँ
मेरो पूर्व "फेसबुकप्रेम" को कोलाहलको हल
यही नव-सुन्दरीनै हो की भनेर सोच्दथेँ |

तर अपशोच,
बिस्तारै ज्ञान खुल्दै गयो
नवसुन्दरीको खोक्रोपन
उजागर हुँदै गयो
"फेसबुक"सँगको मेरो प्रेमलाई
भँग गर्न पठाइएकी
ल्यारी पेजकी अप्सरा
"गुगलप्लस" पो रैछे भन्ने थाहा भयो |

म लज्जित थिएँ
र फर्किन चाहन्थे
के "फेसबुक"ले मलाई फेरि स्विकार्छे?
यही आत्मप्रश्न गर्दै थिएँ
साहसको कमी थियो
तर आश जीवित नै थियो
घोसेमुन्टो लाएर म
"फेसबुक"कै दैलोमा फर्किएँ
त्यहाँ उ, त्यस्तै थी, जस्तो पहिले
त्यहि सङ्लो अनुहार,
त्यही आत्मविश्वाशी मुस्कान
उसले सहर्ष स्विकारी
र आफ्नो आँगनमा मलाई डोर्याई
म अचम्भित नै थिएँ
सारा गाउँले साथीभाई
जो नव-सुन्दरीकी पछि हाम्फालेका थिए
अहिले तिनै मेरी "फेसबुक"को आँगनमा
खुशीले लडी-बुडी गर्दै थिए|
एक-अर्काका पर्खालमा कुन्नी के-के लेख्दै पनि थिए ||

Friday, July 29, 2011

~My take on Debt Crisis~

I turn my TV on
And switch my channel to CNN
All I hear about is “Debt Ceiling”
I look up in my room
And get haunted by a creepy feeling!

August 2 is round the corner
And my phone bill is due!
U.S. is borrowing, so let me borrow
Anyone left that I can count on to??

I look at the downtown skyline
High-rises and flashing lights!
Doesn’t dazzle me no more
Those merely “House of Cards” held tight!!

Will I have my ceiling intact
If other one is not raised high??
Reps or Dems, who’s to blame?
I can do nothing, but sigh!!

Thursday, June 30, 2011

आँखा चिम्लिदा

मेचमा बसिरहेको म
र बत्तीमा एकोहोरिएका मेरा आँखा
एकछिनलाई झिमिक्क हुँदा
नियाल्छन् मेरो अतीतलाई
र, प्रोजेक्ट गर्छन् फ्ल्याष्ब्याकहरु
मेरो मानसपटलमा
एउटा फिलिम हेरेझै
म हेर्छु बन्द आँखाले,
झोला बोकेर स्कुल गैरहेको ठिटो
एक्नासले गुडिरहेको कालो टेम्पो
निरन्तर् बजिरहेको मठ-मन्दिरको घण्ट
कयन् रहरले भरिपूर्ण मनहरु
भाग्य र आशमा बाँचिरहेको शहर
र, कुना-काप्चामा लुकिरहेका अनेकन् पिडा
फिलिम सकिएपछि सोच्न बाध्य भएँ
आखिर के रैछ त अतीत?
पाएको दुइ गोटा उत्तर:
बर्तमानको शिल्पकार
भबिष्यको आधार|

Sunday, February 27, 2011


Miles away in godforsaken land
Wind whistles right in the ear
And the trees barely stand
I see far into the horizon
The twilight of the dusk
Just makes me feel grand!

Can’t retreat from here
Have nowhere else to go!
Sea seems not too far
Will find a boat to row!!

Ask me my destiny
Do I know where that lies?
Beyond the sea
or after a thousand miles?

Ask me where I belong
Really in a foreign dome?
I know the truth, my dear!
Nowhere other than home!!