Verse: The tale of a traitor

Happy Friday!!

On World Hindi Day, I wanted to share something about my fondness for writing verse in Hindi. I rummaged through old notes, journals and such to be inspired. And then I

this, written in 2011.

For reasons unknown, I find it easier to compose verse in Hindi. Perhaps it was too many ghazals when I was younger. Perhaps it is my lingering fondness for my Hindi teacher in grade school, Usha Chand.... anyway .. Cheers!

Nandita

PS: The translation on Google was hilarious, so I have taken the liberty of translating it myself, albeit coarsely, at the end of the verse. If you can read both languages, you may not enjoy the translation as much, so skip it.

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एक गद्दार की कहानी

एक दिन मेरे मैखानेके आँगनसे गुज़ारा एक प्यासा. थोडासा बौखलायासा कुछ ठुकराया हुआ और उदास - बस ज़रासा.