Sunday, January 24, 2021



एक सफेद कंबल, एक सफेद चादर,
एक सफेद दरख़्त,
एक सफेद "चस्मा"
और एक सफेद हम |

एक सिसक थी मेरी,
जो इसके दीदार से निकल गई |
एक अश्क मेरा कहीं ज़मीन पर होगा,
वो भी सफेद |

जाने कौन सा मौसम है ये,
मेरे दिल को कपड़े मे लपेट कर सो गया है,
वक़्त मे से ये लम्हा निकल दो,
तो ये ज़िंदगी भी सफेद |

एक अधूरी रात की सुबह हो तुम,
एक उदास गज़ल का मुखड़ा हो तुम,
ए सुर्ख बर्फ तू सोना मत,
क्यूंकी मेरे जज़्बात है सफेद |

आनंद बोड़ा

Amit's 10th

 Gifted to Amit on his 10th wedding anniversary. 

Thursday, January 14, 2021

Visionary Dream

Sounds as it may,
The dream makes a noise;
The grey matter and the signals-
The manifestation is far from advice.

The layers of my dream;
Is it a vision or a hallucination?
Or a 'deja vu' from life.
It's a world of emancipation.

Time is perplexed in the dream,
Space unwinds to infinity.
The dimensions converge and diverge concurrently,
A platform of happiness and adversity.

The 'focused' dream with open eyes;
The vision of a 'logical' life.
The fog between the real and the imaginary -
Your mind is caught in a strife.

Semantics flow in the river of imagination;
The iteration in a dream is a 'fractal'.
My friend, your physical self is your Karma -
Create a dream and you are immortal.

-Anand Bora

Friday, January 01, 2021

The B Positive 2020!

Such an anomaly 2020 has been that I have had more positives in my life than negatives. It’s not about what was/is happening in the world but it is about what is happening in my world. It is about how I approached my life during the testing times. I know that 2020 will be marked as a dark year in human history similar to the previous years when pandemics happened and history remembers them. So many stories might have been cut short during those years and this year too but many more stories are created.

We stick to the concept of dividing our life into years and we forget that it is just a complete revolution which the earth made around the sun. We are beings of the universe and we are not aware of millions of entities out there. Taking 2020 as an opportunity to transform our lives was what nature hinted us to do. She wants humanity to look at the positives of life closely so that humanity understands the bigger picture and re-prioritise on areas where it should grow.

In this piece, I am not going to talk about the things which were not so good (One of the authors I met many years back told me not to use the word ‘bad’), but I want to focus on the positives of life which 2020 has brought forward for everyone. Of course, I have sympathy with so many hundreds of thousands who have lost their lives and the irreplaceable pain they experienced this year. But- life has to move on. Humanity has to move on. Time has to move on.

Before March 2020, none of the governments nor corporations or businesses would have dreamt of shutting down operations for months. But it happened, isn’t it? They accepted, isn’t it? Acceptance was the reality. Even for the most arrogant or most ambitious, acceptance was the reality in true sense. Things can be out of control and we need to accept the situation and fight it in the best possible way. We need to understand that we can’t abuse the freely available resources given by mother nature as we wish. We need to give nature and natural resources their space and we need to make sure they are preserved.

Suddenly, healthcare became the highest priority of every possible administrative entity in the world. We have been ignoring our health in the rat race and a microbe has triggered an alarm signal which has shaken the neural system of hundreds of governments. It is so encouraging to see the astronomical rise in healthcare during this year and how they have managed to break barriers and fortify defense against diseases. A vaccine in less than a year must have been a dream in the past but the dream came true. Even at the granular level, so many people became aware of having good health. Personally, I made a target to transform myself which I was able to achieve.

Communities came together during this pandemic. So many people came together to help the needy. The feeling of philanthropy and service was at an all time high. So many social heroes came to the forefront. So many social heroes became part of viral videos and messages. It was so heartening to see that the community was giving recognition to the people who have been doing things for the community for a long time. These heroes are the real heroes and have been working selflessly and this ‘PAUSE’ helped the community realise what the social healers have been playing all these years.

Families unite! A close friend of mine who is a Lieutenant Colonel in the Army said that this is the best time of your lifetime when you need to give enough time to your family. That’s what most people did. So many expats went back to their homes only to revisit their childhood, families, parents, friends, lost love, lost skill, lost toys, lost memories and lost feelings. Isn’t it beautiful, nature wanted you to go back to your roots. Nature wanted you to slow down and made you realise that your past is the foundation of your present. People with bigger families opened chapters of their lives in nostalgia and discussions went on for days. Also, the situation redefined how people conducted family celebrations and occasions. This broke the age old conventions and people accepted the change. This is important because breaking a convention in society can happen only when it happens society wide. All the big fat weddings and funerals will soon become things of the past and this era is a precedent for what is important and what is not.

I think the biggest discovery of this year has been self discovery. We lost things we loved to do as a child or as a teenager. But we couldn’t get a chance to discover the skill we had because we got busy with our daily lives and the tryst for survival. When the ‘semi-colon’ of life called 2020 happened, we got back to our homes and started re-discovering what we had lost. We got inspired from the online content of friends and family and started looking at what we can do. We found things in our closet which took us back to our childhood. We took up baking, cooking, painting, music or any other skill which was lost in the drive of life. We shared what we did on social platforms and realised that we still have something worthwhile. Essentially, we became more confident in our lives. We forget that all the ‘Art’ happened in 2020 might be more than ever did in humanity as a whole.

Entertainment had a different definition this year. Many social media heroes cracked up people with their stunts on Tiktok, Youtube, Instagram and various other platforms. Gaming industry bloomed as many people started playing games on smartphones. People made social connections on entertainment platforms only to challenge themselves on their abilities. I wonder how many celebrities would be playing games with pseudo names on different platforms.

Virtual is here to stay. So many movies talk about virtual presence and communication. We just watch from the entertainment aspect and we don’t realise that people are working to bridge this gap. The world became an even more smaller place confined to your home. You can work, study, make friends, date, party and so much more just virtually.I know this is an abnormal feeling considering a ‘normal’ situation since the last 100 years. Everything started to happen at home and people started to spend more time at home. Psychologically this can be denting because humans are naturally nomads and want to connect with nature in some way. This transformation is a disruption to make you realise that there are things which can be done at home. Companies should realise that a person with disability or a pregnant lady is as productive as any other employee. Again, hardliners would have realised that there are means by which any person can be productive in life and they should give them those means. All the companies who helped build this virtual ecosystem over the last many years have to be thanked immensely for what they helped people with in trying times.

New connections, new relationships and new avenues in life. Did you realise that you can easily connect with your favourite celebrities on social platforms. You know about their lives, their homes and how they conduct themselves. I think it was never this easy as this pandemic made it. With all the streaming services, so many new actors and performers made it to the forefront. People started taking note of the new performers and a new dimension was opened up to them. The whole concept of good stories and storytelling has become the norm with all the quality content fed to the Janta. This is such a welcome change as the stereotypes are broken and the myths are shattered. Quality content is the key and will always be the key.

Difficult times create opportunities which have higher value and vast reach. So many novel ideas are propping up everyday and many startups are working towards solving problems in life with a newer approach. This means that we will be moving ahead in warp speed to achieve things which were unthinkable in the past. You would have seen changes in how we travel, how we work, how we party over the fag end of the year. All of this might get into a mould which might be acceptable by humanity and nature together.

It is noteworthy that we should give credit to the IT industry which has been working to build a process where people can work remotely. If this kind of ecosystem was unavailable, it would have resulted in chaos. Many other companies are adapting to the workflow and management cues from the IT industry and redefining their processes. This means that more and more people are realising the value of flexibility in a working ecosystem.

Lastly, I would like to thank Tim Bernes Lee from the depths of my heart for inventing the internet. Incredible contribution of all the scientists in building the Internet and building an ecosystem which has helped keep the sanity of humanity.

Wonder why I kept the title of the article as ‘B Positive’? Research says that B Positive is the most resilient blood group against the virus. So humanity has to be resilient to whatever comes and being positive is the only way.

Anand Bora

Sunday, December 27, 2020

My fantasy with Rain

 The silence and moisture in the air,

Indication of her arrival.

I look at the sky and I see you;

May be my romance is in the medieval.

She eases onto my face,

the drop of life shines on me.

My breath is one with my eyes;

I chuckle as I see.

In few moments, she increases her tempo;

The bells in her anklet, sings in earthen flavor.

She permeates through my body in style-

Her onset is a divine's favor.

Her jaded locks of clouds,

And the nosering of partial sun.

Her touch cleanses my heart and soul,

The dance of the water goddess has just begun.

Anand Bora

Friday, September 11, 2020

Vibhishan kaun?

 विभीषण कौन?

यहां की स्वास में हवा है,

यहां के जीवन में पानी है,

पर ये कौन धूर्त है, तुनीर में टूटा हुआ तीर है,

ये मेरा घर है, और घर में विभीषण कौन?

वो चुपके से आ गया है,

किसी की जेब में, किसी के हाथों मेें, किसी के सांसों में,

पर उसे किसी द्वारपाल ने नहीं रोका है,

फिर भी पूछते हो घर का विभीषण कौन?

मेरे गांव का चौराहा खाली पड़ा है,

ग्रामदेवी ने बताया कि साहूकार का लड़का विदेश से आया है,

अपने साथ वो यम के भैंसे को साथ लाया है,

उसे नहीं रोकने वाला विभीषण कौन?

असम्भव को किसने बांधा है,

मुनिया और उसके बाउजी ने लाखो डग दूरी तय की है,

ऐसी संभावना तो कल्पना से भी परे है,

अद्वितीय समाज में ये विभीषण कौन?

आक्रमण से जम्बूद्वीप का इतिहास भरा है,

परन्तु इस बार तो वो आंशिक कल्कि रूप में आया है,

शुद्धि और सुधार, दोनो का पाठ पढ़ाया है,

स्वयं से पूछो, इस विकराल विभीषण का रचाइया कौन?


Saturday, July 18, 2020


Random creation while evening walk..

ज़िन्दगी कैसी है, तेरे मेरे जैसी है
बारिश की बूंदों की तरह नाज़ुक,
एक अल्फ़ाज़ में पूरे आयत के जैसी है;
मेरे सांस में तेरी हवा के जैसी है,
ये कुछ नहीं पर एक छोटी पहेली जैसी है।

ज़िन्दगी कैसी है, तेरे मेरे जैसी है
ग़म और खुशी के अश्क,
इसके वजूद में इंटो के जैसी है;
इनका बंधन एक नवरंग है,
ये तुम्हारे काले और सफेद जुड़े जैसी है।

ज़िन्दगी कैसी है, तेरे मेरे जैसी है
हर मौसम के हम है आशिक,
मेरा हुनर, मेरी रचना के जैसी है;
ये इन्कलाब मेरा मेरी ज़िन्दगी से चलता रहेगा,
कैसी भी हो, ये सच्चाई के जैसी है।

You Happened!

You know what happened; I closed my eyes and magic happened.
She was there bathed in the sun, holding my hand-
Connected to my soul unto abyss;
And you know the spark happened.

She was deep into my eyes;
I am trying to find myself-
Only to realise my soul is not mine;
The inseparable had already happened.

The depth of our love isn't divine;
It transcends words and worlds.
She is melting in my arms-
Is this an illusion OR reality happened?

A breath, a kiss or a hug-
Ephemeral units to measure love;
You are the beat of my heart-
Neither I nor you, but the 'one' happened.

You know what happened; I closed my eyes and magic happened.

Friday, July 17, 2020

Translation of Sharab Cheez hi Aisi Hai by Pankaj Udhas & Dr Anjum

Just wanted to pen this down today. There are two versions on Youtube. I have translated both of them.

Ale, you are such a thing;

You are such a thing - CAN’T LEAVE YOU!

You are like my partner - CAN’T LEAVE YOU!

Ale, you are such a thing.

You are such a thing - CAN’T LEAVE YOU!

You are like my partner - CAN’T LEAVE YOU!

Ale, you are such a thing…

I have seen every item in the world change..

I have seen every item in the world change..

But it is absolutely the same - CAN’T LEAVE YOU!

But it is absolutely the same - CAN’T LEAVE YOU!

You are like my partner - CAN’T LEAVE YOU!

Ale, you are such a thing.

These heavy nights melt away because of it’s efforts..

These heavy nights melt away because of it’s efforts..

But it is like water - CAN’T LEAVE YOU!

But it is like water - CAN’T LEAVE YOU!

You are like my partner - CAN’T LEAVE YOU!

Ale, you are such a thing.

It is the treatment for broken hearts, Anjum.

It is the treatment for broken hearts, Anjum.

It is the treatment for broken hearts, Anjum.

What should I tell you, how it is? CAN’T LEAVE YOU!

You are like my partner - CAN’T LEAVE YOU!

Ale, you are such a thing. CAN’T LEAVE YOU!

Ale, you are such a thing. CAN’T LEAVE YOU!

Ale, you are such a thing. CAN’T LEAVE YOU!


Ale, you are such a thing;

You are such a thing - CAN’T LEAVE YOU!

You are like my partner - CAN’T LEAVE YOU!

Ale, you are such a thing.

You are such a thing - CAN’T LEAVE YOU!

You are like my partner - CAN’T LEAVE YOU!

Ale, you are such a thing…

I have seen every item in the world change..

I have seen every item in the world change..

But it is absolutely the same - CAN’T LEAVE YOU!

But it is absolutely the same - CAN’T LEAVE YOU!

You are like my partner - CAN’T LEAVE YOU!

Ale, you are such a thing.

Wherever you go but you come back here..

Wherever you go but you come back here..

Wherever you go but you come back here..

Wherever you go… but you come back here….

How is this road of my partner - CAN’T LEAVE YOU!

How is this road of my partner - CAN’T LEAVE YOU!

You are like my partner - CAN’T LEAVE YOU!

Ale, you are such a thing.

The confusion of waiting always stuck onto me;

The confusion of waiting always stuck onto me...

The confusion of waiting always stuck onto me…

It is like your ‘locks’ - CAN’T LEAVE YOU!

It is like your ‘locks’ - CAN’T LEAVE YOU!

You are like my partner - CAN’T LEAVE YOU!

Ale, you are such a thing.

How is this road of my partner - CAN’T LEAVE YOU!

Ale, you are such a thing. Ale, you are such a thing. Ale, you are such a thing.

Ale, you are such a thing.

Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Qualified - A philosophical tribute to SSR

Yesterday, a childhood friend messaged me on Whatsapp. "Bhai, my philosophy of life has changed. Now I don't need to run after success or making it big." This is what happens when someone famous dies an unnatural death and people start to realise the futility of their efforts in pursuing their dreams. These kind of situations trigger the unknown inside us and we start to ponder on our lives, goals and doubt on our capabilities.

Since my childhood I have seen lots of death. During adolescence, we used to cycle to school and there was a Hindu Samshan Ghat (Funeral place) en route and we used to encounter a death every few days. Also, we used to find dead animals like snakes, dogs etc. every now and then on the roads. You can imagine what impact will this have on kids who are growing up and learning about life. Even during my school days, there were couple of cases when there was news of unnatural death.

This incident of Sushant's death triggered an old incident which happened years back and I lost a close friend in that incident. I can very well relate to the pain of unnatural death and how depressing it can be for people connected to the passed soul. It hurts beyond belief and the brain is overflowing with only emotions. If you notice, I mentioned brain and not heart because scientifically the brain is wired to think and trigger any kind of emotions. That's what is the source of all emotions - our brain, our mind or our cerebral - whatever you may want to call it. That needs to be healthy.

I have seen few of his films and a very unique thing anyone might have noticed it that he gels so well with the character that you will hardly notice the real him. If you know about the upbringing in Bihar, children are always under pressure to perform in the competitive exams. I remember one of my teachers used to say - "IIT nahi nikale to zindagi kharab hai." This is a very general statement and is applicable in most cities in Bihar/Jharkhand. For a guy who cracked 11 entrance exams and got into one of the elite colleges, he was a Bihari parents' dream. And for someone to be connected to science and philosophy even after being surrounded by financial and social vultures, says a lot about the attitude. A person from Bihar can understand the depth of what I said just now because "papa ki maar se bahut dar lagta tha." For Bihari/Jharkhandi students, cracking a competition becomes the only goal of life when they get into their higher secondary as the state itself has very few opportunities to grow in life in THE RIGHT WAY.

Nevertheless, my point is that we already face a lot of hardships during our childhood, teenage and adolescence. But the one thing which keeps us going is curiosity. Curiosity to explore, to learn, to innovate and to do good. That keeps the child in us alive all the time. Anyone who is scientific in his brain has that child one way or the other. He knows that learning is the only way out to suffice the brain. So, what chokes that brain? The brain is choked when learning is compromised. That brain is choked when innovation is compromised. That brain is choken when philosophy is compromised. Who does that? Anyone who knows that he has the capacity to spoil my life will do that. The power, the greed, the avarice and the ignorance of the money minded Cassius kills the child in the mind. But the mind wants to be free. When the mind is unable to hold on to the string of life, it overcomes sanity and the unbearable happens.

I started following Sushant on Instagram after I saw his post that he has started to learn to build computer games. Doesn't that sound very ironical? A Bollywood celebrity trying to learn to make a game? But that shows the curious brain and will to keep going. But all this is overcome when the Cassius plays his game. And the mind succumbs to the will of others. It creates a rage inside the mind and a war of existence.

When someone makes a compromise, he/she kills a part of himself.

I have been thinking about the statement which I just mentioned for quite sometime. It is a life learning more than anything else. We should never rob someone of making a choice. It's the free will of existence. I think money, power and society makes you do that. It will make you oppress the freedom of someone's brain. Somehow, the same might have happened with the philosophical mind of SSR.

We know that Kaliyug will be only fortifying its existence as the days go by. So, we will need to strengthen our minds even more. May be he was too Educated to be in the coterie of dollar munching rats and his QUALIFICATION wasn't enough.

Let's celebrate the life of one of the finest actors and a science mate - Sushant Singh Rajput. Be well and may your soul get Mukti from the 'mrityu'lok we live in.

Thursday, January 09, 2020


It's been a while since I wrote anything and I have started to feel a void inside me as writing gradually eroded from my life. This year I have promised myself to do more art, write more stuff and get healthier and wealthier at the same time.

I had a fabulous start to the year as I made my first Artwork in quite sometime. Thanks to an inspirational pic posted by a friend on Instagram. Quite surprising that I can still do art is relatively lesser time which means I need to practise and do more.

Tuesday, July 03, 2018

Portrait of my daughter

This series of pictures shows how I was able to complete the painting of my daughter (done in Acrylic on Canvas 32.5" x 32.5")



The Start


Thursday, December 03, 2015

Determinant Studios

So, it has been over an year since I have been running my firm, Determinant Studios. I work in merging technology and creativity and try to address problems of different industries. My focus has been to work with more and more creative people. Being with them comes natural to me and I learn a lot.

One of my very good friends, Patricia Frischer, became one of my first clients and over the last 1 year, I have worked persistently in improving and simplifying problems faced by her in SDVAN website.

Patricia writes about me on her website. Thanks a ton Patricia for those words.

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Photography - Exploring the Lens

So, I have been out for long time. I need to get back to my writing but innovation is keeping me involved more than ever.

Meanwhile, I have been learning photography myself and honestly, it is fun.

Sharing my Flickr here.

Hope you like them.

Thursday, February 19, 2015


Fiction or illusion, you belong to me.
The waves in my brain triggers a silence in your presence.
It is that inexplicable feeling, that insane serendipity --
My senses meeting yours.

Surreal or real, you belong to me.
You balance the warmth in my heart.
The intangible connection we share without cognizance;
My thoughts are not mine, but yours.

Time or timeless, you belong to me.
You are a part of me or I am a part of you.
I sleep, the body lives and you listen;
Existence is not mine, but yours.

Dimensions or spaces, you belong to me.
Your silhouette is a master's composition.
Organic as I am - you are life;
I am not mine, but yours.

Anand Bora