Jugnoo
a(n)dheree raat men deepak jalaae kaun baiThaa hai?

                uThee aisee ghaTaa nabh men
                chhipe sab chaand au' taare,
                uThaa toophaan vah nabh men
                gae bujh deep bhee saare,
magar is raat men bhee lau lagaae kaun baiThaa hai?
a(n)dheree raat men deepak jalaae kaun baiThaa hai?

                gagan men garv se uThauTh,
                gagan men garv se ghiraghir,
                garaj kahatee ghaTaae(n) hain,
                naheen hogaa ujaalaa phir,
magar chir jyoti men niShThaa jamaae kaun baiThaa hai?
a(n)dheree raat men deepak jalaae kaun baiThaa hai?

                timir ke raaj kaa aisaa
                kaThin aatank chhaayaa hai,
                uThaa jo sheesh sakate the
                unhonen sir jhukaayaa hai,
magar vidroh kee jvaalaa jalaae kaun baiThaa hai?
a(n)dheree raat men deepak jalaae kaun baiThaa hai?

                pralay kaa sab samaa(n) baandhe
                pralay kee raat hai chhaaee,
                vinaashak shaktiyon kee is
                timir ke beech ban aaee,
magar nirmaaN men aashaa dRḌhaae kaun baiThaa hai?
a(n)dheree raat men deepak jalaae kaun baiThaa hai?

                prabhanjan, megh daaminee ne
                n kyaa toḌaa, n kyaa phoḌaa,
                dharaa ke aur nabh ke beech
                kuchh saabit naheen chhoḌaa,
magar vishvaas ko apane bachaae kaun baiThaa hai?
a(n)dheree raat men deepak jalaae kaun baiThaa hai?

                pralay kee raat men soche
                praNay kee baat kyaa koee,
                magar paḌ prem bandhan men
                samajh kisane naheen khoee,
kisee ke path men palaken bichhaae kaun baiThaa hai?
a(n)dheree raat men deepak jalaae kaun baiThaa hai?
- Harivansh Rai Bachchan

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Harivansh Rai Bachchan
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 Jugnoo
 Prateekshaa
 Madhushaalaa
 Mujhe Pukaar Lo
 Yaatraa Aur Yaatree
 Raat Aadhee Kheench Kar Meree Hathelee
 Lo Din Bitaa, Lo Raat Gayee
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Vinay Saurabh


vah bahut udaas-see shaam thee
jab main us stree se milaa

mainne kahaa - main tumase prem karataa hoon
phir sochaa - yah kahanaa kitanaa naakaaph़ee hai
..

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This Month :
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Prakash Devkulish


vo havaa vaheen Thaharee hai abhee tak
aur chhootee hai roj
lagabhag rok letee huee see
jab gujarane lagataa hoo(n) vahaa(n) se
jahaa(n) us din gujarate phon aa gayaa thaa tumhaaraa
aur thoḌee der ke lie aas paas
champaa ke phool khil aaye the
..

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This Month :
'Teree Hansee Krishna Vivar See'
Punam Sinha


chhoTee see duniyaa
kitane saare log
raj tam sat kaa
vibhinn sanyog.
sahooliyat ke hisaab se
baa(n)T liyaa,
kitane naamon se
pukaar liyaa,
maanyataaon aur paramparaaon men
jakaḌ liyaa.
kisee ne kahaa-
too hai
kisee ne kahaa-
too naheen hai
... ..

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