cycling priceless repertoire
I love the scrap dealers or Kabaadi wallahs doing rounds of our colony. Their shouts reverberate and the house wives come out with old newspapers and other plastic and iron stuff. Many kabaadi wallahs exchange old clothes with tea cups and utensils.
I have faint memories of mum bargaining with the kabaadi walli aunties who used to take our old clothes and give us tea cup (rather substandard in terms of quality but with cool prints on them).
Thank you J for the collaboration. J and I are also working on a project and we will share the details very soon. Stick around.
Streets of Karol Bagh
humming like band in concert
blingy aunties walk
This afternoon a friend of mine and I decided to play the Haiku Game. It turned out to be one fun activity.
The haiku collaboration will feature J and me in the future as well. Stick around.
Ah! I do not have a picture of the Karol Bagh Street. Damn. I promise I will click some photographs soon and upload with candid haiku.
Clouds of June gather
morning wind sways the tree
jamun leaves fall
jamun leaves fall
on Arora ji’s new car
she swears in Punjabi
A beautiful jamun tree stands tall in front of my balcony. Jamun is an evergreen tropical tree native to India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Nepal and some other South Asian countries.
I live in a colony called Lajpat Nagar in New Delhi, India which is one of the poshest colonies in Delhi-NCR. We have people from different countries living here, from Iraqis to Americans to Afghanis and of course Indians. Amongst Indians, we have Punjabis (Punjab is a state in India) and Arora, as mentioned in my haiku set, is a surname. Ji is a polite suffix used in Hindi.
Punjabi is a language spoken widely in North India especially in Punjab, Delhi, Haryana and parts of Himachal Pradesh and Jammu & Kashmir.
The Sun –
Happy naked boy
on the horse
must be the spring sun
New Delhi is uncomfortably hot these days, with the sun scorching everything that is coming in its way, I cannot imagine riding a horse naked like the boy in the picture.