Equalizing Inequality

Hello,
I had a chance to prepare a 2 minute video which talks about reducing inequality in the society. Here is a transcript of the video.

Before I go about sharing my idea to reduce inequality in the world, let me succinctly explain what is inequality.

Inequality is basically a disproportionate distribution of goods, wealth, opportunities, reqards, status etc in the society. Most commonly used measurement is Gini coefficient.

But how does it actually surface? Well, when there is asymmetry in information, in knowledge, in skills, and that is what we need to balance if we were to stride towards equality.

From where does this asymmetry arise? Is it the complexity in perceiving knowledge and gaining skills? If it is so, then is it possible to simplify this learning curve and process.
Has this been designed and ingrained in a way that only a selected few can take advantage of it?

Well the onus is on us to uncomplicate things, to break these invisible barriers and be inclusive and to develop trust among ourselves so that every person can be a part of this growth.

By augmenting skills and knowledge of society as a whole and all individuals in particular, we can probably develop an open structure which is free from division in terms of status or money.

Certainly this has to be bolstered by core values and policies like progressive taxes, transparent and open trade, recognising the rights of people across all sections, being mutually respectful and sensitive towards environment. Denmark is a brilliant example that shows 35% reduction in inequality through progressive taxes and policies.

And who knows, AI, robotics etc may lead us all into an utopian world where robots work for us and generate wealth that is equally divided and just not money for the privileged few.

Please do share your valued opinions. 😊

Ye Reshmi DHAAGE (Collab)

Ye reshmi dhaage hain jhooth se bune huye,
Bandhe inse yun hi khiche chale jaate hain.

Dhaagon ki pakad jab ho itni mazboot,
Tab aksar ye saansein jakad lejaate hain.

Sachh kya hai aur kya hai jhooth,
In dhaagon ka na koi rang na koi roop.

Ye Ishq, ye Jahaan,
Ye raaste, ye maqaam.
Ye lamha, ye baatein,
Ye toote Dil ki saugatein.

Jhoothi buniyaad ki karte hain daastaan baya,
Reshmi dhaage bhi chubh lahu bahate hai yaha.

Hello people !! This piece has been written in Collab with Bhavna.. Hope you like this little collaboration of ours 😄🤗🤗

Cheers!🤘

Pakizah Mohabbat

Guzre huye waqt ki aisi hai taaleem,
Heer ko na Ranjha mila, na Anarkali ko Saleem.
Ishq-e-junoon ki nasihat bane Bajirao aur Mastaani,
Noor-e-Jahan me samaa gaye wo karke manmaani.

Gustaakhi thi lafzon ki aisi kala haseen,
Kabhi tez-talwaar fariyaad to kabhi ibaadat rangeen.
Sisakte palon ki guftgu ke shaamiyaane the azeez,
Sachhe pyaar ki khoj me shahid huye kitne nacheez.

Taameel-e-ishq hai nahi aasaan,
Sabki kismat sajaati nahi muskaan.
Haal-e-dil ki mehar hai jo koi gam raas na aaye,
Mohabbat hai pakizah wo jo chhidak paani aag lagaye.

PS:
Fariyaad- complaints
Ibaadat – prayers
Mehar- kindness
Pakizah – pure
Taameel – compliance
Taaleem – education

There is a place..

You see..

There is a place..
Where your smell lingers,
Where your smile lights up the darkest corners,
Where your voice is the sweetest song,
Where your words are the medicine so strong,
Where your eyes are the heavenly treasure,
Where your one sight is all that matter.

So u see..
There is a place in me
Where a part of you lives forever.

Udaan – A flight of every girl

This is dedicated to all the girls out there. You are the pride of each and every nation. You might not say it out loud, but it doesn’t require a genius to see your true mettle. You are the creator and the protector and also an annihilator when time calls for it. You are the flowers that beautify a garden. You are the ferocious river that forge its own path. You are everything from simplicity to perfection!! So this poem (english and hindi) goes for you:-

Hindi:-
Janami thi mai jis din ek nannhi si kali banke,
Bulaya tha sabne mjhe pari aur jhulaya tha haske.
Gulaab ki kopal si komal, barf ke gole si gori,
Naazuk si jaan bngyi najane kitno ki muskan.
Hui mai badi, mere kadmo me aai thodi jaan,
Ungli pakad kar meri sbne sikhaya bharna udaan.
Khelti thi, khilkhilati thi, kbhi hasti to kbhi rojati thi,
Par jo bhi karti thi, mayus chahro ko khush kr jati thi.
Kbhi tutlati, kbhi naak fulati, kbhi chillati aur kbhi sojati,
Sote sote na jaane kin sapno me khoti aur kitne sajati.
Sabki ankho ka taara ban apni meethi awaz sunati,
Kohinoor kahke sab bulate aur mai sharma k chhip jati.
Hu mai sabki ladli , sbki pyari aur dulaari,
Bhar deti thi angna ghar ka leke ek kilkari.
Jaise jaise hui mai badi maano kuch badalta gaya,
Pahuchna to tha chaand tk, pr chaand bhi kahi chhip gaya.
Lakshya ho jitna bhi bhari, sambhal leti mai wo bhar,
Par najane kaunsi thi wo bediyan jo rokne lagi bar bar.
Udna tha sikhaya jis pari ko khule neele aasmaan mai,
Najane kaun kaat raha hai uske pankh beech maidan mai.
Wajood hai mera, sapne hai mere, jeena hai abhi mujhe,
Choona hai asmaan, aur pahuchna hai chaand taro k paar mujhe.
Rokna mat, kohinoor hoon, sab hansil karjaungi,
Jo sath na mila, to bin sahare hi jag jeet laungi.
Hoon to mai ab bhi sabki ankho ka taara,
Par ab is taare ko bhi jalna hoga,
aur jalke is duniya ko andhere me roshan krna hoga.
Jo na kiya maine is sansaar se andhkaar ko door,
To janam lengi pariyan aur kho dengi pankh hoke majboor.

English:-

Born as a beautiful sapling I waddle,
Epithet as angel everyone rocked my cradle.
Softer than a rose petal, fairer than the snow,
My delicacy became everyone’s smile and glow.
As I grew up and I began to stride,
Holding my finger I was taught to glide.
I laughed, I enjoyed, I smiled and I cried,
Brought on gloomy faces – smiles so wide.
I stuttered, I fumbled, I screamed and slept,
In sleeps I dreamt, dreams where I leapt.
Apple of everyone’s eyes I sung in my sweet voice,
On being called a diamond I hid without giving a choice.
Growing into adolescence things started to change,
My aim was moon but it waned out of sight and got strange.
No matter the responsibility I could carry the weight,
But those were the shackles that bound me constraint.
An angel was taught to drift across the open blue sky,
But someone has been breaking the wings so that I don’t fly.
I exist, I dream, I aspire to live and break the bars,
I wish to fly beyond the moon, the sun and the stars.
Don’t stop me, I am the glitter that will outshine all,
Even single handedly I can win wars and conquer all.
Albeit I am still the apple of most eyes while others remark,
But this star has to burn to spread its light in this darkness stark.
And if I fail to conquer the darkness and spread my light,
Angels will take birth and continue losing their wings without flight.

My Aphrodite

In your face, I can feel the presence of God,
Lighting up the dark alleys with a heavenly smile so broad.
Even the black and white becomes colorful, with your touch.
To honour your spirit the alphabets aren’t much.
The zeal you possess and the grit that you attire,
Complemented by the unmatched beauty that everyone desire.
Under the hood of poise resides a tender heart,
Seeking the world to fathom its true serene part.
For the roses will wilt and the leaves will wither,
But thy beauty will be intact as the heavens never smither.

😊🤗

Feelings are so strong that they can make a simple person appear like a God. In all their actions and in all their appearances, one can only experience the presence of God. It makes us realise the sheer and unlimited devotion and love we have in this limited space occupied by our body. That is when we realise that we are beyond this physical form.