Sunday, 25 September 2016

Book Review of Refreshing Writes by Jai Krishna Shukla

The Poetry Society of India

 Book Review                                 :                                        Jai Krishna Shukla
          Tribhawan Kaul  : A poet of jocund isle,
                                        who will keep you always smile.
                                        A critical analysis of the poet on the basis of his
                                        Recently published book "Refreshing Writes",
                                        Authors Press New Delhi, 2015.
                       Are you sad? In search of intimate everywhere?
                                          There is magic in the air.

Of course! Poet Tribhwan Kaul creates such a majestic range of poetic beauty that a reader is overwhelmed and forgets all about his worries and anxieties and does nothing but burst into smiles on the awkwardness of contemporary social standard of living.

His poems ' Wife Vs Mistress', 'Jai Ho Poets', 'A True Lover' and many more reflect his cheerful status of mind and great satiric strength that a reader sinks down the pleasure of magical poetic influence and restore the content to face the challenge of life afresh.

 Tribhwan Kaul  reminds me of Joseph Addition, a famous periodical essayist of 18'th century.  Like Addition, he targets the awkwardness of contemporary social trends in such a light mood that the readers could not only approve of, but admit the facts very gladly.

Humor is not the ultimate goal of his poetry, neither he creates such atmosphere but it is constituted automatically with the sane of true lyrics and the livelihood instinct of the poet that is all time pervaded on his energetic personality.

The notice of the poet is beyond appreciation. Not only social but domestic and even literary tendencies could never escape from his notice. In the poem "Wife Vs Mistress", our poet focuses upon male's fantasy of romance and females unwillingness. Lovely and amusingly he helps the poesy slide to find the conclusion as:

                               "Better half showed unwilling distress,
                                Shot down proposal to become my mistress."
His notice never permits the literary happenings escape easily. Targeting the poets of several social sites and blog post dotcoms, our poet creates an injury free rhetoric irony that though he condemns them but they take it as their rhapsody:

                                "All this at different platforms,
                                 Jai ho, dear poets at dotcoms."
                                                                                         (Jai Ho..Poets)

In the search of love, our poet proves himself a true Desi guy, almost hopeless in the flowing era of communicational revolution where love is merely a phrase to express. But because of his everlasting amusing instinct, our poet puts forth his perception as:

                                         "I love you./ I love you too.
                                          Says every Mr. A, B and C
                                          to every Ms. E. F. and G."
                                                                               (A True Lover)

Absolute simplicity, effortless lyricism, magnificent sanity, livelihood optimism ,beauteous imagination and extreme social concerns are the attractive features of Tribhawan Kaul's poetry. Pleasure is the ultimate goal of poetry and his poetry not only confirms it but stands a paragon.

Sensibility :

                                "With sadness or mirth,  A poem takes birth."

Satire is not the overall recognition of Poet Tribhawan Kaul but it is only one third part of his poet. The above quoted line of his "Birth of a poem" reflects his idea how a true poem exists. And in the poems entitled "Wait of a soldier's wife", "Tamasha:The show", "Hospital", "Lamenter" and in many others, his sensible approach, his compassionate observations and moreover his affection and creative sympathy for sorrow stricken peep out. If our poet makes you smile, will make you cry too.

The poem "Wait of a soldier's wife" approves the above said stanza and its literary significance very profoundly. This poem is one of the best poems of this collection because of its genuine origin. The poet draws a picture of a lady in a hut on the hill top. Almost as a story, the poem itself carries you away to her flashback to show her soldier husband biding Goodbye. See the depth of our poet's sensitivity:

                                  " Her red shot eyes pretend to be sober,
                                     Tears roll down and wail
                                     when she feels the shadow of her beloved, sail "

In more than one hundred and fifty poems of this collection, the diverse shades and aspects of human life are beautifully revealed. The sensible approach of the poet is at different level, somewhere sentimental and somewhere neutral. Simple language and lyrical structure help a reader to connect himself with the texture of poem.

Nowadays, heavy philosophical thoughts have overpowered the poetic zeal that a reader gets nothing to soothe. Instead, he finds himself fallen in the web of thoughtful gloom. In this period of stress, poetry is magnifying sorrow and so struggling for its significance. Meanwhile, Tribhwan Kaul is fanning the hope with his soothing texture.

                                      "Poems are like  Nursery rhymes,
                                       Music on lips  Simple and sublime."

With this poetic manifesto, "Refreshing Writes" of Tribhawan Kaul  brings forth a new taste of poetry that is extreme human in texture and appealing in its structure. A complete collection to cherish to our bosom.  My best wishes to the poet and publisher.
Note :- The book is available with the Publisher Authorspress Q-2A, Hauz Khas Enclave, New Delhi -110016 and

Refreshing Writes-- a bird's eye view.

Jai Krishna
July 24 at 2:09pm ·
Really Refreshes :
"Refreshing Writes"
Tribhawan Kaul
A book review
Many books will come and go,
The real refresher will remain to glow.
The above said couplet is response my poet-heart reflects at first while reading the book .
Poet Tribhawan Kaul is well-known to us but what is surprising, is to find him as a short story writer.
Magnificent writer he is in this concern . His short stories are the aboveboard reflexions of his virtual experience of life .
His autobiographical style is in free flow and his diction makes it interesting to read whole in one breathe.
Published by Authors Press, New Delhi, the book can be categorized in must read category.
Thank you very much .
Tribhawan Kaul
I am honoured Jai Krishna Ji. Thanks. Stay blessed. :)
Jai Krishna 
Nice short stories sir !
The story " Love of third kind" has changed your image in my mind . ha..ha..ha .
Tribhawan Kaul
Jai Krishna Ji : :) :) :) I know. We, poets/writers have to be alive to changes occurring in our society day in and day out. IVF, surrogate mothers, renting of wombs, semen/sperm banks etc. are slowly & steadily taking roots. The story is one of its offshoots. Thanks for your lovely observation . I love that. Happy reading. :) :) :)

 Note by Tribhawan Kaul :- The book is available on  and as well as with the publisher Aurthors Press, India

Tuesday, 20 September 2016

बृहद सर्व भाषा काव्य समारोह

दिनांक १८ सितम्बर २०१६ को  युवा उत्कर्ष साहित्यिक मंच के तत्वावधान में आयोजित बृहद सर्व भाषा काव्य समारोह  प्रख्यात ग़ज़लकार श्री  राजेन्द्रनाथ रहबर जी की अध्यक्षता में रेलवे क्लब , नई डेल्ही में सम्पन हुआ।  इस समारोह में लगभग देश के दूर -पास के इलाकों से आये कवी/कवित्रियों ने भाग  लिया।   अंग्रेजी, भोजपुरी, बृजभाषा, कश्मीरी  हिंदी रचनाओं  के सूंदर काव्यपाठ के साथ साथ  श्री राजेंदर नाथ रहबर के शागिर्द नरेश निसार की गजल संग्रह "सौदा "का पुस्तक विमोचन भी  किया गया। श्री सुरेशपाल वर्मा जसाला जी को हिंदी में 'वर्मा पिरामिड ' नमक विधा का जनक होने के और उसके प्रचार -प्रसार के लिए उनको  *नव विधा वर्ण पिरामिड सृजन हेतु "छन्द शास्त्री सम्मान" प्रधान किया गया।  श्री नरेश निसार जी और श्री सुरेश पल जसाला इस को हार्दिक बधाई।  प्रत्येक आये अतिथि
श्री सरफ़राज़ अहमद ( मशहूर शायर) व डॉ अहमद अली बर्क़ी आज़मी( वरिष्ठ साहित्यकार) एवम रचनाकारों ने अपनी अपनी रचनाओं से समां बाँध दिया और इस बृहद सर्व भाषा काव्य समारोह  को सफल बनाया। श्री रामकिशोर उपाध्याय जी के दिशा निर्देश में आयोजित युवा उत्कर्ष साहित्यिक मंच की पूरी टीम को आयोजन के सफलता के लिए हार्दिक बधाई।
 सुश्री वसुधा कनुप्रिया जी, सुश्री मंजू वशिष्ठ जी और श्री श्वेताभ पाठक जी के योग्य मंच संचालन ने भी इस आयोजन को सफल बनाने में अपना सक्षम योगदान दिया। 

इस समारोह में आपके इस मित्र को भी ट्रू मीडिया की और से साहित्य सम्मान -२०१६ के एक प्रशस्ति पत्र से सम्मानित किया गया।  इस के लिए में ट्रू मीडिया का और पत्रिका के संपादक श्री ओमप्रकाश प्रजापति जी का में हार्दिक आभार व्यक्त करता हूँ.

मैं श्री अकेला इलहाबादी जी को  और श्री राजेन्द्र सिंह अरोरा 'दिलदार'/दिलदार देहलवी जी को हाल में ही प्रकाशित उनके ग़ज़ल संग्रह क्रमशः   ' नशेमन ' और  ' सूरज का ख्वाब ' के प्रकाशन पर हार्दिक बधाई और शुभकामनाएं देता हूँ।  दोनों पुस्तकें आपने इस समारोह द्वारा मुझ  तक आपने पहुंचाई , इसका मैं आप दोनों का धन्यवादी हूँ।

Saturday, 17 September 2016

'आगमन साहित्य सम्मान २०१६ '

आभासी दुनिया और वास्तविक दुनिया के मेरे अभिन्न मित्रों।  नमस्कार।   कुछ सुखद अनुभूतियों से दो-चार हो 
रहा हूँ। श्री पवन जैन जी द्वारा संस्थापित और संचालित आगमन समहू द्वारा मुझे 11-09-2016 'आगमन साहित्य सम्मान २०१६ ' प्रधान किया गया।आगमन समहू के निर्णायक मंडल ऐंवम समस्त कार्यकारणी मंडल को में हार्दिक आभार व्यक्त करता हूँ  

मेरे तीसरे काव्यसंग्रह ' बस एक निर्झरणी भावनाओं कीलोकार्पण तिथि ०२ अक्टूबर २०१६ निष्चित की गयी है।  शीघ्र ही इस विषय पर आपके सामने इस लोकार्पण के कार्यक्रम की रूपरेखा आपके समक्ष होगी।  आप 
सभी मित्रों का आशिर्वाद इस नवीन काव्यसंग्रह को अपेक्षित है।  सादर 

Thursday, 15 September 2016

02-10-2016 एक और शिशु का जन्म

एक और शिशु का जन्म
प्रवस पीड़ा कितनी गहन हो सकती है वह वही जानता है जो इसका भुक्तभोगी हो। लेकिन प्रवस पूर्व की पीड़ा भी कुछ कम नहीं होती। गर्भस्थ  शिशु की देखभाल, उसका गर्भ में का लालन पोषण एक टेडी खीर बनाने  जैसा है। दिमाग कहता है यह मत करो, दिल कहता है यह वह करो। आस पास के श्रेष्ठजन अपनी अपनी राय से अवगत कराने लगते हैं।  फलां डॉक्टर अच्छा है।  फलां डॉक्टर बहुत अच्छा है।  अरे उसका तो कोई केस आज तक खराब नहीं हुआ है।  बड़े बुज़ुर्ग कहने लगे यह तुम्हारे साथ पहली बार हुआ है क्या। घबराना क्या।  अब उनको कौन समझाए कि प्रवस पहली बार हो या चौथी बार, पीड़ा, उत्सुकता, आशंका , हर्षोउल्लास तो हर प्रवस में एक जैसा ही होता है।  मन ने कहा कि जरूरी नहीं की किसी चिरपरिचित हस्पताल में ही बच्चे की पैदाइश हो।  नया अस्पताल  भी चलेगा बशर्ते कि वहां के डॉक्टर प्रसूति कार्य में माहिर होने की साथ साथ शिशु की बेहतर देखभाल का नर्सरी में सारे प्रबंध भी हों।  सो सोचा समझा और एक नतीजे पर पहुँच कर एक ऐसे हॉस्पिटल में अपनों को पंजीकृत करा लिया जिसको अपना नाम कमाए एक साल भी पूरा नहीं हुआ है।  प्रशिक्षित डॉक्टरों ने बेबी का चेक अप सोनोग्राफी द्वारा  किया और अपनी अपनी बहुमूल्य राय अपने अपने नुसख़ों पर लिख दी। शीघ्र ही प्रशिक्षित डॉक्टरों द्वारा दी गयी अपनी अपनी राय एक एक करके शिशुजन्म से पहले ही आपके सामने अपने पृष्ठ और वाल पर  पर साझा करूंगा। 

आज कल शिशु जन्म  सिज़ेरियन सेक्शन से कराना प्रचलित है पर मैं अपने बेबी ' बस एक निर्झरणी भावनाओं की ' का जन्म सम्मान्य रूप से अपने समय यानी पूज्य महात्मा गाँधी जी के जन्म दिवस 02 October, 2016 पर उर्दू घर, 212 रॉउज़ एवेन्यू , दीन दयाल मार्ग ,नई दिल्ली -110002  में हिंदुस्तानी भाषा अकादेमी द्वारा  कराने  का ही निश्चय किया है।  ईश्वर से प्रार्थना करता हूँ कि यह बच्चा गाँधी जी की ही भांति हर दिल में घर करे। आप सभी मित्रों का ,कवि  मित्रों, साहित्य मनीषियों का  का  सस्नेह  आशिर्वाद अपेक्षित है।  

नोट :-  शिशु को अपना आशीर्वाद देने जरूर पधारें।  सादर। 


Wednesday, 14 September 2016

Via facebook September 2016
Anil Sahai on Facebook
To Tribhawan Kaul Sep 11 at 8:41 PM

Anil wrote: "The book 'Refreshing writes' comprising Poems and short Stories was gifted to me by my friend Tribhawan Kaul recently. Writing has been his hobby and this book is a culmination of his life long dream which he could only peruse after retirement. The effort he has taken for this book is worth mentioning and makes one realise that nothing is impossible if one is passionate for what they want to achieve. Poems and stories in this book have a human touch and are loveable to read. I wish him all the best in his new adventures. I know he has a long and fulfilling road ahead of him..."
Book is available both on and

Tuesday, 30 August 2016

गीतिका / Geetitka

२१२ १२ १२
भूप है क्षमा नहीं........................bhoop hai kshma nahi 
धनिक है दया नहीं II..................dhanik hai daya nahi.

वोट के समीकरण......................vot ke samikaran 
धर्म से जुदा नहीं II.....................dharm se juda nahi .

रात को जो' सो लिए....................raat ko jo so liye 
सुब्ह जगें' पता नहीं II..................subh jage pata nahi .

लाश लाश ढो रही.......................lash lash do rahi
लोक को हया नहीं II....................lok ko hya nahi

हुस्न क्षण भर का' है......................husn khsn bhr kaa hai 
रूप है अदा नहीं II......................roop hai ada nahi.

ईश बहुत हो गया.........................EESH bahut ho gaya
कर अबौ क्षमा नहीं II....................kar abo khsma nahi. 

सर्वाधिकार सुरक्षित /त्रिभवन कौल
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Friday, 26 August 2016


The more I browse through various sites including face book and blogs,  the more I feel elated to find members commenting on one topic or the other, particularly those one which are tagged (e.g face book). Tagging should not be done without seeking prior approval of the tagged. This sometimes creates unpleasantness too as number of community/group members do abhor tags. However the participation has always been very encouraging. It is really heartening to note that comments have become multi-dimensional. Comments are sober, knowledgeable, witty and humorous, naughty and teasing, complaining and reassuring depending upon the topics/statuses presented before the friends/ members.
 Sites/groups which cater for literary activities are fast coming of age as a virtual magazine worth its salt with each and every topic under the sun being showcased through poetry & prose. The big difference between a hard magazine and virtual magazine lies in its acceptance. If one feels like commenting on any subject/story/poetry of the hard magazine or sends his/her work to get published, it can be rejected by some obscure sub-editor of the magazine as per his/her whims & fancies and convictions rather than going through the merits of the work/comment. The comments/works are sieved before it is printed and if a work/ comment is on the political subject, clearance depends upon the political leanings of the owner of the magazines/papers. This is not the case with these virtual magazines. Except the vulgar & indecent comments or the comments/posts which hurt the sentiments of anyone, the moderator or an originator of the status/posts allows it to be seen and read. The biggest advantage in this case is that even a layman like me can post the topics/ comments and watch community friends/ members to react, advise, laugh and share their experiences under the disguise of commenting and counter commenting. Ultimately I stand to gain from the vast wealth of knowledge & experiences which the other hon’ble members impart/ share.  These comments are to be chewed, gulped, gloated over, laughed at or simply ignored. No one pressurises anyone to read their statuses though friends do have large expectations to be read by their friends which may not be justified sometimes due to paucity of time at one’s disposal and number of like minded groups to be catered for.

Counter commenting provides a great scope of interaction between the members leading to their social interaction sometimes in person within their vicinity. Some members who surf through the sites may read a subject of their interest only and yet may or may not comment on it.  Others may go through the topics randomly and offer their comments to the best of their capabilities and knowledge. A few may confine to their groups and discuss/dissect everything which is vended to them by the vendor. The end result is shedding all inhibitions and coming out to reclaim your wit, humour, love for writing & expressing your own self which ordinarily might not have been possible while sitting in the comforting four walls of one’s own  habitat. Sometimes even if a controversy crops up due to member’s comments, discussion cum interaction becomes more interesting which when converted into arguments and clashes of ego are automatically sorted out by the creator or moderator.
 All sort of complexes are shun when it comes to posting and commenting and in this respect the female gender has also made its presence felt time and again. It is to the credit of empowerment of women that our women friends don’t lag behind when it comes to join their counterparts creating a niche of their own while posting their topics and commenting even on male dominated subjects.  The females in the virtual world have become a force in themselves to reckon with.
In the end it has always been my pleasure to go through various subjects of my interest written by both professionals and non-professionals on these sites including face book. God bless this virtual world which has kept us entertained, shared, busy and lively.
--------------------------------------------------------by Tribhawan Kaul