“Nothing is so permanent as a temporary government programme.”
Milton Friedman

So yesterday in India we recorded more than a thousand cases per hour. Each new day new record only means that virus has spread to new places. We're still doing things favourable to the virus. Oh! also there are now reports that virus is airborne.

The notification that no more excites.
"You've got a new match."

Book without its reader and lover without their love.

"The Hindutva generals realize fully well that without distorting Nehru's memory and tarnishing his image, without belittling his towering personality - in fact, without erasing his impressions on the Indian mind - the Hindutva project cannot have lasting success."

We need to trash the superstitions and shibboleths of 30 years of market theology. And build the kind of state the Constitution of India mandates, where there is, for all citizens, “Justice, social, economic and political”. - P Sainath ruralindiaonline.org/articles/

Growth for the sake of growth is the ideology of the cancer cell.
- Edward Abbey

चलो यार इस पहाड़ को गिराते है, उन 18,000 पेड़ों को काटते है, जंगल के बीच रस्ता बनाते है.. डेवलपमेंट करते है थोड़ा!

राज़ की बात तो ये है भाई! भूख लगी है

हँसते क्या हो? तुमको क्या मालूम कि मैं क्या सोच रहा हूँ?

धर्मनिरपेक्षता अगर सचमुच कोई चीज होती है तो गुलज़ार साहब उसके अमानतदार थे. उन्होंने कहा भी कि-

मैं वो हिंदू हूं कि नाजां हैं मुसलमां जिस पर
दिल में काबा है मिरे दिल है सनम-ख़ानों में
‘जोश’ का क़ौल है और अपना अक़ीदा गुलज़ार
हम सा काफ़िर न उठा कोई मुस्लमानों में

ऐसे हालात न पैदा किए जाएं कि ये गंगा जमुनी ज़बान सिर्फ मुसलमानों की ज़बान बनकर रह जाए.
- गुलज़ार देहलवी साहब जिनके शेरवानी में मोतियों की एक ख़ास लड़ी रहती थी, जिसके लॉकेट में गीता का श्लोक और क़ुरान की आयतें दर्ज थीं.

मिटती हुई दिल्ली के निशां हैं हम लोग
ढूंढोंगे कोई दिन में कहां हैं हम लोग
गुलज़ार अबरू-ए-ज़बां अब हमीं से है
दिल्ली में अपने बाद ये लुत्फ़-ए-सुख़न कहां
तारीख़ अब जो होगी मुरत्तब ज़बान की
गुलज़ार देहलवी को भुलाया न जाएगा

Large number of Hindus used Urdu before partition. Most even read Ramayana and Mahabharata in Urdu. All this changed after partition when language was labelled as 'Islamic' and got restricted to Muslim households which angered Gulzar Dehlavi.

Gulzar Dehlavi was a Kashmiri Pandit who loved Urdu - a language that was born in India and was once our prominent language. How sad now to see it in bigoted avatar.

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RT @just1doctorwala
You want to make your business profitable again?
Get rid of all the MBAs not your hard working regular staff.
Thank me later.

chaman jo qaum ka sukha para hai eed muddat se
usee apne lahoo see seench kar gulshan bana doonga

the garden has been lying dry for ages
having watered it with my blood, it will turn into a beautiful garden

Gulzar Dehlavi challenged British with this sher at age nine.

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