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Ankush Srivastava
@AshkAnkush
NAVI MUMBAI

Mechanical Engineer, Singer, Poet, Writer.
The War Story
Short Published about 3 years ago

The flag was put down by the militants from the other side, and it was our turn to show them what 'Being Indian' actually meant.
We raced past the forests that were flooded with the rains, and reached a safe site that gave us a clearer view of their post up there.
Night and camouflage went hand in hand for us in that war. They were similar to the armor we had.
My friend and our Captain Diljeet had a beautiful line to tell us near their post. He said,
"samjhaane se nahi maante,
vo humko hain nahi jaante,
chalo unko samjhaate hain,
phir us paar bhagaate hain..."

Those lines geared up our engines. I could feel the impatient youngster in me. It had hardly been a year that I got posted in the army, but I guess the love for your nation drives you through all the craziness you can imagine.
We won the war, no doubt, but there were a few casualties on our side too.
I remember how Diljeet put himself ahead and tasted death like the brave ones do.
At the felicitation, I was called to say a few words for Diljeet and I could say lines that suited him the most:
"vo maut hi kya jo aisi na ho,
ki dushman bhi thar-thar kaape..."

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The Silent Dam
Drabble Published about 3 years ago

She typed in her last words, "I don't give a dam about you."
He, being the Grammar Nazi, replied, "You used to give a whole reservoir about me."
She could not understand what he meant, and their chat ended.
There was complete silence for almost a year, and then suddenly one day, he received a message from her that said, "hahaha!! Now I get your joke."

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Mathematics
Nano Published about 3 years ago

A few moments more, and then she stopped crying.
I continued, “I wish you were here! I would have hugged you like Mathematics.” To this, I heard her slight laughter on the phone.

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Gone with her
Short Published about 3 years ago

It was late. She urged me to walk her home that night. I couldn't refuse an opportunity to be with her. I loved her, but I had never tried telling her.
That night, walking calmly on that dark lane, she said, "I enjoy being with you yar! I feel like 'me' when I am with you."
I said, "Hmm..", as always. I was a man of few words and preferred to listen to her. Her magical voice made me fall in love more and more.
"Kuch toh bolo yar! Kabhi toh bolo! Its been 8 years that I'm dead and you still come here every night to make sure that you don't do the mistake you did that night. Everyone calls you mad. Stop believing in me. I am gone. I won't come back." She said.
I stopped, stared in still air for a while, looked up to the stars and said, "I love you. I'll always love you!" And I stood their crying for a few more minutes, like every night.
:'(

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वफ़ा / Vafaa
Poem Published about 3 years ago

दुनिया में वफ़ा थोड़ी कम ही सही,
गलत तुम भी नहीं, गलत हम भी नहीं।

duniya mein vafaa thodi kam hi sahi,
galat tum bhi nahi, galat hum bhi nahi...

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