नज़ाकत / Delicateness

एक मशहूर शायर का एक शेर था-

“क्या नज़ाकत है कि आरिज़ उनके नीले पड़ गए,
मैं ने तो बोसा लिया था ख़्वाब में तस्वीर का…”

मकर संक्रांति के अवसर पर इसी शेर से प्रेरणा लेते हुए लखनऊ के ‘छोटे नवाब’ ने फरमाया –

“ख्वाब में खिलाए थे मैं ने उन्हें तिल के लड्डू,
सहर क्या हुआ कुछ तिल उभर आए चेहरे पर उनके…”


A great poet had written-

“How delicate she is
that her cheeks turned blue,
even though I kissed
her photograph in my dreams…”

Inspired by this couplet, on the eve of Makara Sankranti, the ‘Mini Nawab’ of Lucknow wrote,

“I had fed her sesame (TIL) sweets
in my dreams,
in the morning I spotted some moles (TIL) on her face…”

Both sesame seeds and moles are called ‘TIL’ in Hindi. They look alike.
On the day of Makara Sankranti, apart from flying kites, lighting bonfires, bathing in holy rivers, and worshipping God Sun, sweets made from TIL (sesame) and jaggery are traditionally prepared, eaten and offered.

–Kaushal Kishore



    1. Thank you, Joanna, for your kind words. It’s always my pleasure to share something about my and your favourite country. Much appreciated!


      1. You are a Sweetheart, Datta, but I would never put you in such trouble,
        Why don’t we compromise and I will follow your blog? And you can follow mine…



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      2. I am so much delighted to have your ‘ heart filling ‘ response!
        My email id: cdattatraya@gmail.com .
        I will happily convey my details.
        I am also so happy to know that you are having a good and positive approach to India.
        I will say proudly ‘ India ‘ is the country of loving people.

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      3. Nice to see both of you enter into a beautiful compromise! It’s my pleasure to host both of you. All the best, my dear friends 👍


    1. I’m so elated that you think so. It’s your graciousness, Grace! In fact, I appreciate your brilliance and thoughtfulness in all your poems. Thanks a lot. Greatly appreciated 😊💖

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