दृष्टिकोण / Perspective

एक ओर शाम-ए-अवध का लुत्फ है,
तो दूसरी ओर सुबह-ए-बनारस का..
पर दिन की धूप का सितम ही सही,
आस है वही दीन मेहनतकश का..


One can enjoy the luxury
of the evenings of Awadh
and the soothing mornings
of Banaras..
but it is the scorching heat
of the daylight
that gives hopes
to the poor labour class..

PS– Banaras or Kashi is today’s Varanasi, while Awadh is the northeastern part of Uttar Pradesh constituting mainly Lucknow and Ayodhya.

–Kaushal Kishore


  1. The onus is on the word “Perspective”, and being able to see in the distance. It seems ambiguous
    the vision of the poor affected by the heath…
    Your poetic vision, Kaushal, has a great perspective! Thank you for the presentation!
    As I don’t know either, the description of the iconic places of India makes me wish to see them!


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    1. Thank you, Joanna for such a lovely and thoughtful comment. Both places are good with historical values and worth seeing. I’ll be your guide.


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