Sunday, April 26, 2020

CORONA is not a laughing matter – The lighter side – 19

CORONA is not a laughing matter – The lighter side – 19

Corona Virus that is COVID – 19 has graduated to be adult and blog - the lighter side of the virus has also reached number 19. Generally, I concluded my earlier blogs with some poetic/shairana input sent my friends. Today, I will do the other way round. One of my friends, Prof. Jagdish Joshi, a poet of standing with a sense of history and culture, has sent one of his
instant nazams which opens with the Mukhda – Hamare Angna Mein Tumhara Kya Kaam Hai, a famous line of one of the Amitabh Bachchan songs. I am sure you will like it as we proceed to finish the deadly virus in the days to come. It is also a matter of gratification that the lockdown is slowly being lifted. Let us hope we come on rails soon.

Yet another redeeming feature of the situation is that scientists and medical experts are reaching near to come out with the
much needed treatment and vaccination to completely wipe out the menace of the virus. I take this opportunity to wish them all the best in this regard. Allama Iqbal said:

Pardon Mein Jo Pinha Hai Chasme-veena Dekh Latti Hai;
Jamane Ki Tabiat Ka Taqaza Dekh Latti Hai.

It will only be fair to share with you some gems to lighten the burden of lockdown and its fallout:

People have run short of their favourite evening drinks. They are trying hard to tell the authorities to open the Thekas (Wine shops) as there is no problem in drinking:

“Someone ate an apple and we were born. Now someone ate a bat and we are dying.
Eating is a problem and not drinking!”

Yet another, people are resorting to blame game to give vent to their frustration:

वैज्ञानिकों ने दूध का पाउडर बना दिया!
सूप का पाउडर बना दिया!
लेकिन उनसे बहुत बड़ी चूक हो गई!
व्हिस्की का पाउडर नहीं बना पाए!
हद होती है लापरवाही की!

Our medical fraternity is facing yet another problem apart from mindless attacks from some insane elements:

“Difficulty is, we are facing a Chinese Virus which may not give symptoms, and we are testing with Chinese Kits that may not give results!”

A  Kavita of Amarjeet, one of my friend,  irresistible from saying his poetic expression, to conclude today:

क्यों किसी की नहीं सुनी, मुझे नहीं पता,
क्या गलत है क्या सही, मुझे नहीं पता,
भूख का वायरस जब जकड़े बाहुपाश में
क्या कोरोना क्या कोरन्टाइन, मुझे नहीं पता!!

अमर जीतअंजान

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