Harsh Snehanshu

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Harsh Snehanshu (हर्ष स्नेहांशु)

I write about simple things that often miss one's eyes in a very simple language. Striving to be simpler with time and experience. Started out as a writer. Realised there are no good writing platforms for smartphones. Started YQ with Ashish. Now on a mission to make the world write. My last book, Green Mango More: Stories from Childhood (2015), is a collection of 36 funny tales from my childhood. Link below.

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In a war, 
where both sides are wrong, 
the side which loses first, 
wins.

From my book, Because Shit Happened: What NOT to do in a start-up! (Penguin Random House, 2013)

5 HOURS AGO

Mademoiselle — A Love Poem

"Cologne bottles are half-empty
Since you like a guy by the way he smells.
Despite your blocked nose, I made sure
Never to disappoint you, Mademoiselle."

Mademoiselle — Je t'adore, je t'aime beaucoup I rehearsed them surprisingly well Thinking that I was madly in love, With you, Mademoiselle. I wondered whether to slide them in One of those silent spells, Or, wait for the time we would walk next, When none of those bloody pollens fell? Yesterday, I mustered my heart to mumble in French, Those few words — awkward yet heartfelt You feigned ignorance, and looked away Why, but why, o' Mademoiselle? Cologne bottles are half-empty Since you like a guy by the way he smells. Despite your blocked nose, I made sure Never to disappoint you, Mademoiselle Not a word could I write, For the past few weeks, I'd swell. Enchanted, I was, or so, I thought, With you, Mademoiselle Was it your blue eyes Or your funny English that I quelled? Or was it one of our quiet walks That you relished, while I'd restlessly yell? Happy as I could write now, There are many stories I wish to tell. I craved not for your companionship But perhaps, this heartbreak, o hell! "Is it really over?" I'd asked you yesterday, Before I cooped into a shell. "Oui monsieur," you'd mumbled. Will miss you, I'd heard. I heard it so well. (P.S. First typewritten in Paris in 2014 as a parting gift to a friend. The pollen reference is because she had hay fever & would not venture out whenever pollens fell. French word monsieur, which means sir, is pronounced as miss-you. Oui stands for yes.)

10 HOURS AGO

In a wine glass,
I drank Paris, sip by sip.
It tasted somewhat different:
Pungent at first, sweet then.
For months, I guzzled
Glasses after glasses
Of this city – of old and new.
In my stomach, it slowly brew.

November arrived, 
Holding winter's hands.
The season of hot wine: 
Only, I've already had mine.
The brew is acrid:
I feel really old.
The half-empty wine glass 
Seems half-full, at last.

I've had enough of Paris
I want to barf now.
With every passing day, I wish –
To return to the Delhi I miss.

Paris Wine. #YoPoWriMo #Paris New wallpapers are up in the store. Try them. ~ Paris Wine – In a wine glass, I drank Paris, sip by sip. It tasted somewhat different: Pungent at first, sweet then. For months, I guzzled Glasses after glasses Of this city – of old and new. In my stomach, it slowly brew. November arrived, Holding winter's hands. The season of hot wine: Only, I've already had mine. The brew is acrid: I feel really old. The half-empty wine glass Seems half-full, at last. I've had enough of Paris I want to barf now. With every passing day, I wish – To return to the Delhi I miss. (Written in Paris, 2014)

YESTERDAY AT 18:17

समीप - एक कहानी

समीप - वो कहते थे हिंदी नहीं आती है उनको ढंग से लिख या बोल नहीं पाते हैं अंग्रेज़ी में लिखते, अंग्रेजी में गाते अंग्रेजी में सोते, अंग्रेजी में जागते यहाँ तक कि सपने भी अंग्रेजी में ही देखते उनका एक छोटा सा बच्चा था उनके बाबूजी ने बड़े प्यार से उसका नाम रखा था - समीप पर जैसे ही उनके बाबूजी गुज़रे उन्होंने समीप को सैम में बदल दिया सैम को उन्होंने अमरीका भेजा था पढ़ने के लिए। कल ही सैम आया वापस, साथ में एक अंग्रेज़ दुल्हन लिए, जो उनकी देसी अंग्रेजी सुन कर हस पड़ी। सैम भी अपनी मुस्कान दबा ना पाया वो भौचक देखते रह गए। सालों बाद, कल जाकर बाबूजी की याद आई उन्हें बीस साल बाद मालूम हो रहा था कि सैम अब समीप नहीं रहा #yqdidi #yqtales

24 MAY AT 10:28