असली मैं / The Real Me

एक वो हैं
जो मुझे सिर्फ मेरी कमियां बताते हैं
और दूसरे वो हैं
जो सिर्फ मेरी खूबियां ही बताते हैं
मैं दोनों कथनों से घबरा जाता हूं
मैं सोच में पड़ जाता हूं
और यह पता लगाने की
कोशिश में लग जाता हूं
कि असली मैं कौन हूं…


There are some
who tell me only my shortcomings
and there are some
who tell me only my strengths,
I get terrified of both the versions
I start thinking
and keep trying
to find out
who the real me is…

–Kaushal Kishore



  1. Oh, it’s so easy for our brothers and sisters to label us, today okay tomorrow not okay! But the truth about you knows only the one who knows your heart. He doesn’t need to know what you are like, the important thing is that you are.

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    1. You’re absolutely right, my friend. Let people say what they wish to. In fact in the core of heart we know what it is. Thank you for sharing your beautiful reflections!

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  2. Thank you, Kaushal, for this poignant question, and delightful picture.
    Here is one answer to ponder :
    “Who knows who you are…
    A person is a novel: you don’t know how it will end until the very last page. Otherwise, it would not be worth reading to the very end.”

    Yevgeny Zamyatin


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    1. Thank you, Joanna for this quote. I totally agree with this. I have refused to show my palms to renowned palmists, simply because I don’t want to know my future. There will be no thrill. Let it unfold normally so that I can lead a normal life.

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