Friday, March 10, 2017

Holi Mubarak

"Holi Kab hai? Kab hai Holi?"
Asked Gabbar Singh in "Sholay"
Back then he was waiting to spill a horrific colour.
The colour that has been blurring logic and vision globally since times immemorial.
The colour of Revengeful Violence.

So the blossoms of population may have exploded almost everywhere, but the shoots of life seem to have dwindled as much too.

From Holika to Gabbar, and before and beyond, there are unending incandescent streaks of ill will that shroud conciliatory colours of Peace.
They stagnate the revitalizing hues of love, the inspirational aura of Hope and the happy shades of togetherness ...
Ethics and morals have lost their colour.

Holi, the festival of colours is here again.
People will symbolically burn down evil and pray for the phoenix of goodness to rise high from those ashes.
But unless we discover the rainbow of harmony and goodwill within ourselves, all the cheerful colours in our festive pichkaaris will only remain a beautiful illusion.



HAPPY PEACEFUL BLESSED HOLI TO ALL

8 comments:

Rakesh Anand Bakshi said...

unless we discover the rainbow of harmony and goodwill within ourselves, all the cheerful colours in our festive pichkaaris will only remain a beautiful illusion.

aruna trada said...

They stagnate the revitalizing hues of love, the inspirational aura of Hope and the happy shades of togetherness ..." Beautiful writingZohra Ji. As beautiful as the sentiment within. Lets hope your words take wings and enter everyone's hearts and flower there.

Ulhas Gaikwad said...

Very touching thoughts. By some strange quirk of nature, people are loosing the ability to feel the truth around them...illusions are being thrown in by some with blinkers making it look like reality...sucking the gullible in the web of delusion. The exceptions are dwindling. Sometimes I wonder-celebrations for what? I've seen people 'celebrating' without laughing, with distinct streaks of bleakness on their faces. Very symbolic of the time we are living in.

Suresh Vithalani said...

Very well written write up. Congratulations. Do please keep writing such wise, beautiful thoughts and keep spreading love and compassion in society. This is the best use of social media to help evolve the world into a better place than it was every previous day.

Dilip Apte said...

Well thought out- Zohra . Look forward to more from you

rumahale said...

Wonderful. Always relevant. Thank you for the share.

Rupam Kumar said...

You have wonderful ability to play with colours of emotions that always drench me with various thoughts .....looking fwd your next vibrant n relevant write up....A very happy Holi to you !!

Smriti Roy said...

You have beautifully expressed the contrast between outwards cheerfulness and inner harmony.
Rooh ki awaaz ham-aahan e saaz o chung ho
Jo pade insaniyat pe wo insaniyat ka rang ho
Seemab Akbarabadi