QUESTIONS

Oftentimes some questions can be really thought-provoking, answering a lot of curiosities; but at other times, some questions can simply leave one perplexed and dazed. For DK (Nasseruddin Shah) from Masoom, it was mostly the latter case.  DK is caught tongue-tied on numerous occasions when his illegitimate son, Rahul (Jugal Hansraj) asks him certain questions….

THE QUALMS OF QUARANTINE

Samuel Beckett in his play ‘Waiting for Godot’ (1953) talks about two aged and peculiar men waiting for a man named, well, Godot. Set in an isolated barren land, presenting an obscured image, with nothing but a drying leafless tree in sight, the play is a representative of the post-world-war dilemma and hopelessness. The two…

धुँधला जहाँ

चश्मा मैं उतार कर रख दूँ यहीं, फिर देखूँ ये जहाँ, कि ये जहाँ धुँधला ही सही.. जो हो रहा हो गलत, दिखे मुझे ठीक चाहे हो ऐसा एक पल के लिए ही अभी … कि ये जहाँ धुँधला ही सही… झूठ में ही, देखूँ जब कोई नारी, तो दिखे ऐसी नारी, डर-भय से जो…