CREATIVE BEATS

 Mushtaque B Barq

NO REASON TO HATE

NO REASON TO HATE

Hatred wipes out what love can determine

The gloom of momentous stillness, venomous monsters, those unaddressed and unfathomed fears, lethal and low in mirth, a few exhausted wrinkles, weird and broken worried faces carved out of human touch, delicate and decent in texture and within these deep down  ruthless lines of life, few  untrodden caves, those hollow gigantic fissures, those lively edges […]

 Mushtaque B Barq

Sense the Presence

Sense the Presence

Look underneath the carved brow of yore, a whole constellation of things shall greet you. Learn of them. A rivulet will certainly guide you to a river where it has been derived. Settle on the bank of this river to understand its purpose and follow its course. It may escort you to its origin if […]

 Mushtaque B Barq

State of gloom

State of gloom

Hope is a gateway to contentment

From the clouds who shall come to life you up, waiting for the shadow better than breaking it. Nothing was apt to create excitement, no innovative joke, no thrill to surprise, no gesture to lure, nothing at all was working to make my colleagues to laugh, even lifeless chairs and boring tables couldn’t help to […]

 Mushtaque B Barq

Embellished Coffin

Embellished Coffin

From the terrace, Nisheta was gazing at the two boys who were trying to stitch up a ragged blanket. Asgar, the elder one was keenly plugging up the blanket and Angat, the younger one was threading the needle on demand, besides reeling the threads on the tin box. Occasionally, they would inspect the blanket and […]

 Mushtaque B Barq

POSTSCRIPTS

POSTSCRIPTS

Encouraging the afterthought at least for the sake of reconciliation is not just buttoned-down glamour, but a strong desire to bring down cross moods to tables of discussion.  A smile at times dissolve unsolvable, prolonged and delayed debates which with time otherwise settle down as barrier for ages. Smile is commendable; it just passes a […]

 Mushtaque B Barq

Five days

Five days

Translated version of Saadat Hasan Manto’s Panch Din

On the way to Kashmir through Jammu Tawi, subsequent to Kud is a small hilly village Batwota.  The place is fighting fit and flourished.  Here is a modest sanatorium for chronic fever patients.  By chance some eight years ago I had been in Batwota for three months and a green romantic anecdote of my formative […]

 Mushtaq Hurra

Ah! Raja Arshad Pulloo, Warsi, Sirhindi

Ah! Raja Arshad Pulloo, Warsi, Sirhindi

Obituary

When you just walk off the graveyard After sealing the mortals of the dearest chum Down in the belly of merciless soil, Shall you weep, cry or just look back again and again? How that pile of soil with two raw bricks look Under which rests a pulse once vibrant, A smiling face, a holy heart and a visionary. Tuesday, January 29, 2019, the screen flashed The news broke the bridge […]

 Mushtaque B Barq

Glass Menagerie

Glass Menagerie

At the rear end, the iron curtain of obligation has decked up a gallery of the glass menagerie. Oracles unquestionably generate prototypes that down the line being pursued by the performers. But here in the Vale of Wolves, our menagerie amounts to a breathtaking balcony, wherein, instead of vivacious animals, the innovative and inspiring artists […]

 Mushtaque B Barq

A Friar among Furrows             

A Friar among Furrows             

Beneath the bosom of the hillock, a family of seventeen members with Rahim Chacha,   a tall, robust, matted white hair relatively matching with his long beard almost touching his chest, clad in typical Gojar Dress, with sunken sockets and broad forehead with many rings embedded with stones of various kinds and amulets hung around the […]

 Mushtaque B Barq

Invitation that served but none

Invitation that served but none

How implausible! A Dove gets incitement from the Jungle Crows.  Colours matter not! Maybe and may not be. I cannot judge for being colour blind for few reasons. To me, all the birds on the soil look alike. But under the canopy of azure vast, they bring into being their bona fide facade.  Truly so, […]