Just Like That

Apne yug mein sabke anupam
Gyat hui apni haala,
Apne yug mein sabko adbhut
gyat hua apna pyaala,
Phir bhee vriddhon se jab poochha
Ek yahi uttar paaya-
Ab na rahe we peenewaale,
Ab na rahi woh Madhushala!

( Dr. Harivansh Rai Bachchan, Madhushala)

(Complete Madhushala in Devnagri is available on my “Writings Page“. Check out the section “Hindi Poems by Others”)

Literal Translation (To the extent I could do it)

Everybody finds his wine uncomparable in his time. Everybody finds his wine-glass fantastic in his time. But whenever I asked the old people, I got the same answer – those drinkers are there no more, no more is there that tavern!

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About Jaya

Jaya Jha is an entrepreneur, a techie, a writer and a poet. She was born and brought up in various towns of Bihar and Jharkhand. A graduate of IIT Kanpur and IIM Lucknow, she realized early on that the corporate world was not her cup of tea. In 2008, she started Pothi.com, one of the first print-on-demand publishing platform in India. She currently lives in Bangalore and divides her time between writing and working on her company's latest product InstaScribe (http://instascribe.com) with a vision to make it the best e-book creation tool. Blog: https://jayajha.wordpress.com Twitter: @jayajha Facebook: http://facebook.com/MovingOnTheBook

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