इंसानियत / Born Human



मैं हुआ तो था पैदा
एक इंसान
लेकिन भूगोल, जाति,
धर्म, धन और पेशे ने
बना दिया है मुझे
बाकी सब कुछ,
सिवाय इंसान के,
जिसका पहला शिकार
होती है इंसानियत…


I was born human
but geography,
race, religion, wealth
and profession have made me
everything else,
but not human,
and the first casualty
is humanity…


–Kaushal Kishore


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39 Comments

    1. Yes, Joni, we all are born equal, but we ourselves create artificial walls to differentiate and discriminate. This is a slap on human race. Thank you for reading and reflecting 🙏💐

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      1. We create artificial walls and if you live in the US we create physical walls. I still can not get the little caged eyes of the children placed and separated from families because they crossed a border looking for a better life. That breaks my heart as does racism. 🤗❤️

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      2. I agree, Joni, the artificial walls become real ones, when we bring in issues like religion and apartheid. Thank you for your touching words 😊💖

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  1. I agree, Kaushal, that we cannot choose where to be born and in what family, but I loved and retained the words of great American comedian/broadcaster, Bob Hope. When asked by an interviewing Jewish journalist: “Are you Jewish?” he said: “I am human first, then Amerian, and everything else after that.”
    And that is my mantra too…

    Joanna

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    1. Well said, Joanna. I loved the quote of Bob Hope. I too believe in it. Discrimination of people on any ground whatsoever is not at all desirable, but the reverse is happening, unfortunately. Thank you for this wonderful comment.

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    1. Yes, Joanna, by now, you must have noticed that we think alike on most of the issues. That’s why we are friends. Thank you!

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    1. This is the first time that I have received a request for Hindi translation. It has always been other way round. But I’m happy that readers like you are also there. I feel proud. So here it is:

      मानव जन्म

      मैं हुआ तो था पैदा
      एक इंसान
      लेकिन भूगोल, जाति,
      धर्म, धन और पेशे ने
      बना दिया है मुझे
      बाकी सब कुछ,
      सिवाय इंसान के,
      जिसका पहला शिकार
      होती है इंसानियत…

      Hope you’ll like it.

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