These days all we do is swipe.
right for double cheese burger,
left for pasta with white sauce.
Gone are the days when Pav-Bhaji
would be home delivered after hours!
Zomato is a smooth criminal—
it has killed the thrill of chase
but nothing can substitute the Ghee
Bhakri that my mother would make.
Smart phones are good—
they keep people close & far.
Laptops are the modern dog belts.
Pac-man, Mario and Tetris are no
competition for corporate Ludo.
Yet better things have come with progress—
my grandson talks about sex. More importantly,
safe sex. No more 14 injections when dogs bite.
Measuring sugar & blood pressure is simpler.
Pressures affecting the mind though,
still goes undetected. Mental illness
still a taboo. Years ago, Yoga led to Samadhi;
now folks believe it leads towards six packs.