Phases of life

It’s a new place, it’s a new day;

The bulging clouds dispersing its pearls onto the faces of different traits,

A bird with no wings to fly demanded skills to plunge and swim;

A tree with poison in his drool demanded eternal hydration;

A fish clothed with pen and ink demanded beauty and colors;

While on the contrary, 

A troop of dolphins singing their intellects and dancing gracefully in the ocean, glittering like a star and bewitching everyone;

They didn’t solicit anything from anyone, they were ravishing in the water, they soon endowed the nacre and pleased their progenitor.

How could the world be so biased and unfair? Ask the bird; penguin.

How come the viscous is unsoiled and I am not? Ask the tree; halfmen.

How can the stench be more deplorable than the stain of this world? Ask the fish; mandarin.

The fascinating thing about nature is the evolution; dissimilar species becoming more similar and similar becoming dissimilar, humans resisting a disease and a disease creating more of its kind.

Hence, the light shone on the faces of crestfallen. 

The webbed feet and streamlined body guided the penguin to explore the ocean more mysterious than the sky.

The poison and the divine syrup started competing after the trunk of the halfmen tree held an immense amount of water.

The mandarin bathed in rainbow, scattered the colors on the lenses and indemnified the stinks. 

And the world kept on evolving.

I feel stupid, looking the ECG,
Seeing the waves getting flatter.

It’s getting over boy, with the lights up on me
No one’s pretentious now, no one’s contagious now
It feels someone’s propelling me to wake up and run out of the brightness
There’s people in the dark calling my name
The well has sounds and body in it
There they are, resting; peacefully
Both of them meant the world to me once
Now, it’s just red, white, plasma and platelets
Not world anymore, no world anymore, no life anymore
Not a single sleep seems real; inception and illusion
Loading the gun with the bullets already inside me
Though less contagious than the rest

Shot in the head!
Flashbacks and history:
Old indie music in the car playing, slowly being overcast by batter and collisions
The deep ocean seemed to show me a way; not nasty, but beautiful, filled with batoids and hydrophytes!
While submerging, a hole in the bottom looked similar, like an uncanny sensation; “deja vu”!
The well welcomed me back and the people as well!
Just people, no tags, no memories
Just people!

I feel stupid looking myself sleeping and hoping! Like if it really matters.

RISHAV

Dusty wind

Isn’t it like the dust in the wind;
The mutation of the generation that doesn’t align,
The cast of mind,
The destruction of benign.
What has happened to you pliable people?
The evolution or the Andromeda is beyond your reach.
I think we must teach;
Wait, who, we?
Even Galilei remained silent while listening to a preach.
Adaptation cannot be injected.
Possessions can only occur when there is vying and not subsisting.
Oh! Your hypocrisy, beautifully decorated in the centerpiece like the feather of a peacock;
But why is this feather of peacock so indifferent from the hemlock?
In the name of evanescing the teenage poison, you have created a venom to disfigure us all.
Isn’t it like the dust in the wind;
The asphyxiation, killing us all, then procreating again and again and again!


RISHAV

FARM BILLS 2020

Farmer protest in India’s national capital has created quite a flutter globally too. But very few know exactly what the farmers are protesting. Here’s a primer or an explainer on the contentious Farm Bills.

Here is all you want to know about new farm laws.

  1. Key provisions of the laws
    The key provisions of new farm laws are intended to help small and marginal farmers (86% of total farmers) who don’t have means to either bargain for their produce to get a better price or invest in technology to improve the productivity of farms. The Act on Agri market allows farmers to sell their produce outside APMC ‘mandis’ to whoever they want. Anyone can buy their produce even at their farm gates. Though ‘commission agents’ of the ‘mandis’ and states could lose ‘commissions’ and ‘mandi fees’ respectively (the main reasons for the current protests), farmers will get better prices through competition and cost-cutting on transportation.The law on contract farming will, on the other hand, allow farmers to enter into a contract with agri-business firms or large retailers on pre-agreed prices of their produce. This will help small and marginal farmers as the legislation will transfer the risk of market unpredictability from the farmer to the sponsor. The third law seeks to remove commodities like cereals, pulses, oilseeds, edible oils, onion and potatoes from the list of essential commodities. This provision will attract private sector/foreign direct investment into the agriculture sector.
  2. What farmers fear:
    Farmer unions in Punjab and Haryana say the recent laws enacted at the Centre will dismantle the minimum support price (MSP) system. Over time big corporate houses will dictate terms and farmers will end up getting less for their crops, they argue. Farmers fear that with the virtual disbanding of the mandi system, they will not get an assured price for their crops and the “arthiyas” — commission agents who also pitch in with loans for them — will be out of business.
  3. Farmers demands:
    The key demand is the withdrawal of the three laws which deregulate the sale of their crops. The farmer unions could also settle for a legal assurance that the MSP system will continue, ideally through an amendment to the laws.They are also pressing for the withdrawal of the proposed Electricity (Amendment) Bill 2020, fearing it will lead to an end to subsidised electricity. Farmers say rules against stubble burning should also not apply to them.
  4. How MSP affects farmers
    MSP is the minimum price paid by the government when it procures any crop from the farmers. It is announced by the state-run Commission for Agricultural Costs and Prices (CACP) for more than 22 commodities on an annual basis, after calculating the cost of cultivation. FCI — which is the main state-run grain procurement agency — largely buys only paddy and wheat at these prices. The FCI then sells these foodgrains at highly subsidised prices to the poor and is thereafter compensated by the government for its losses.
  5. What the government says
    The three farm laws have been projected by the government as major reforms in the agriculture sector that will remove middlemen and allow farmers to sell anywhere in the country. Until 2020, the first sale of agriculture produce could occur only at the mandis of the Agricultural Produce Marketing Committee (APMC). However, after the Farmers’ Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Act, 2020 came into force it allows farmers to sell outside APMC mandis in India.

The last Vessel

The white folk with a clean armor and well forged sword;
Buried in the ocean, but the cold revived the soul;
Stumpy little fella dove into the water stirring his way in from the light to dark;
Drowned he is, but not dead;
Shovels saved the sharp sword,
Water seemed so dark and dull, he screamed and swam to the island; squintingly felt the light again,
The rays then started to burn the skin, the eyes still squinting, the sands provoking to dive again;
Harsh reality of light and brightness drifting him again;
The value and worth of a man trifling like a sand, the evolution taking us back to a land; land of leviathan ruling over others, fear and pressure and lust and dishonesty; dancing like a tipsy, slaughtering like a gypsy.
He has swum back into the ocean finding the place he was buried in;
There he is; the stumpy little kid resting in the hushed corner;
He looked around and discern; he left the last empty vessel of the ocean.

Enormity

Was I sleeping or it was just normal?
Did the temple make any difference or we expected more efficacy from it than it has;
Why is there a need of a janitor(chawkidar) when there is no gate to limitations;
These colourful monuments; orange, white and green are covered within a dark sky with no significance of the sun.
Oh! you innocent people, unwittingly searching for the cure that has been burnt to death;
The 26 years of struggle for the significance of our Ram went purposeless when the demons scared the hell of Ravana.
Let’s see how many years will we be able to fire the candle to burn the demons that are within and outside of us.


RISHAV

The song of the battle

I was searching for an answer;
I found a blood stain on the floor…

My eyes; wider and worried!
The Voices of my head were haunting me,
Clear was the aim; wound him or kill him?
Are the wounds better than death?
We can hear the scars crying and singing;
We can hear it singing till sinking,
Whereas the sunk is mitigated, the ocean gets wet and soaked,
Drowned he must be, but resting till the elastoplast opens.
Healing, forgetting and forgiving!
That night, the asterism belonged to him,
The whole night must he twinkle and forecast the world its salvation,
Only he can do that, he is the most integrated, he is the most communal,
His God is “death” and his life is “living”,
His life is dead and his God is living.

I was searching for an answer;
I found a blood stain on the floor
After fifty years, my wounds are yet bleeding;
I can yet hear the screeches and howls,
All these years, I knew the answers, but I didn’t discover,
My armour betrayed me and I betrayed myself.
I wanna go back to the war,
I wanna go back to the stars.


RISHAV

End of a Decade Or End of an Autonomy

The situation in our country is declining every day and days are getting colder than nights. people are fighting for their rights, students are protesting, cops are questioning their-selves for the need of doing the things they are doing. NRC and CAA protests have grown up to a level where nobody can just ignore the facts and pass the matter. Firstly, we need to know about this NRC and CAA.

What does NRC mean?

The National Register of Citizens (NRC) is a register maintained by the Government of India containing names and certain relevant information for identification of all genuine Indian citizens. The register was first prepared after the 1951 Census of India and since then it has not been updated till recently.

In Assam, one of the basic criteria was that the names of applicant’s family members should either be in the first NRC prepared in 1951 or in the electoral rolls up to March 24, 1971. Other than that, applicants also had the option to present documents such as refugee registration certificate, birth certificate, LIC policy, land and tenancy records, citizenship certificate, passport, government issued license or certificate, bank/post office accounts, permanent residential certificate, government employment certificate, educational certificate and court records. Now, the people who are excluded from the list will have the option to present their case before foreigners’ tribunals and if one loses there then they can further move to the higher and supreme court respectively to defend their-selves from becoming a foreigner. If we talk about the cases then there are too many cases of NRC in the 100-foreigner tribunal in Assam leading to a burden and exhausting hours for the courts. Now, suppose someone loses in the court then there are detention camps that are being made with a capacity of 3000. It is basically another term for jail where people have to live and die; they will not have the right to travel any other country and every other fundamental right will get forbidden for them. Now is the time when CAB (citizen amendment bill) plays its part.

What is citizen amendment bill?

It is a bill that has the power to provide citizenship to the people who have been excluded from the NRC. The people from the various religion like Hindu, Parsi, Isai, Sikh, Jain, and Buddhism coming from the country like Afghanistan, Pakistan, Bangladesh before 31st December 2014 will be given the citizenship of the nation. Also, if these people of the above countries are facing genuine discrimination and problems then they might also get provided the citizenship of the country and enjoy the further rights and necessities. Now, the most important thing that there is in the bill is that the Muslim community has entirely been excluded from the list that means no Muslim has rights to enjoy CAB according in the way it is. Whether it be the people of the country or the outsiders; if they are Muslim, they will have to face the challenges that has been made. Any person coming from a Muslim background will have to show their documents in order to avoid the witting consequences.

Now as the bill has been passed from the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha and the president has as well permitted the bill; it is an act now i.e., citizen amendment act CAA. The one and most prominent thing in the CAA which is the exclusion of the Muslims has taken this protest to a different level. Staring at the protest we just cannot ignore the way this protest has made its figure in some places and it has become very important to conclude and clear the whole gibberish as soon as possible. Government should answer to every question that are being asked by the people protesting in the country. They should answer that why the issues of GDP and unemployment are getting less prioritized and suddenly the whole country is forced to talk about an issue that has no ground at this point of time in a down falling country. Government must answer that how are they going to provide the basic needs to the outsiders who are getting benefited from the NRC and CAA and are bringing their roof to India. How will they get jobs, shelter and rights in a place where our own brothers are jobless and country is facing a bad period. Also answer the most basic theory to exclude Muslim community from the bill and creating these riots at the very time when verdict of Ram Mandir case had just come a few days ago. Do the government do this knowingly or do just they ignore the circumstances and want to regulate this democracy. Every news channels have deflected the topic of telecast. Everyone has forgotten Hyderabad, GDP, unemployment and other many important issues that once were on demand. How the poorer class of this country who have no set of documents will show their birthmarks; they are in a search of food to eat three times and we are talking about searching for their grandparent’s documents. In India around 66% people didn’t vote in the election held in 2014 and many people don’t have Aadhar card and voter id because they have not been facilitated well, so how can possibly they provide every detail that honestly have very less significance at this stage in our country.

Assam as well is suffering from this problem in many different ways, ignoring the detention camps the major issue for the protest in Assam is also the demolition of assamese in Assam. Due to this policy there can be many interference of non assamese in Assam that will lead to making assamese a minority on their own land. Now consider this happening in your own state like Bihar, UP, etc. would you be able to tolerate this?

Also, it is very important for the protesters to maintain the dignity of the protest and democracy. Same goes for the officials who are assigned with a duty and can’t just backstep themselves. Any search for a solution should not lead to another complication. Keep the work going in an agreeable and educative manner. New year must be happy and democratic.

What if they were never really there.

What if you were not alone, but lonely.

What if you were insomniac when every time you had that dream.

What if you were dominating yourself while gaining the submiss.

While writing for others, you figured out your dead soul has written something undying for yourself.

Do you even know the difference between laughing and crying?

Did you find the key you were searching?

They have left nothing, but a big zero for you.

You have to understand it, the zero you see is a big circle depicting the labyrinth you are trapped in.

You have to cut it, you have to make your way out.

The zero will be your Garland, your wheel towards your wholeness, accept it and make it yours.

You might forget laughing, but you will learn to smile perfectly.

You will keep your head down, but will be able to see the right road for you.

The pain will smile, the scars will shine, you might cry, but it will heal you.

Bliss to the soul who faked

And those who remained

Running away from so many mirrors brought me here; here in the middle of the ocean.

Standing naked and alone.

Each and every part of my body was tattooed;

Some depict the harsh truth and some are the sweetest of lies I had woven inside myself.

No water, not even the tidal wave can make it disappear.

The story that is unsaid, the story that speaks itself every second inside my ear.

The story of the tears that brought me here empty handed with a body naked and full of scars.

I thought my tears went far away from myself making my words free from the undulations.

Which made people to twitch

That made me see the rear of everything and everyone.

Lately I realized, the saltiness of the ocean is about something else, It tasted familiar, as if someone had merged the whole soul in it.

These many years, my eyes carried the heavy water considering the ocean to be the most dominating surrounding.

And the ocean was full of tears bursting the tsunami inside every day and night.

I did, I am the one who created the ocean.

I thought the tears were gone, but that was only an illusion.

I thought that I lived in the middle of the ocean when I was drowning in my own tears.

RISHAV