Thursday, December 15, 2016

When Shammi Kapoor

When Shammi Kapoor slides down the snow
in Junglee, shouting 'Yahoo', they tell you it's Kashmir,
but it is actually Kufri, near Shimla.

When Ranbir Kapoor climbs up the snow
in YJHD, all moon-struck, they tell you it's Manali,
but it is actually Gulmarg, in Kashmir.

So we've always got it wrong - grand-uncle
or grand-nephew - and we've been like this for long, always
Kashmir without Kashmiris, all for a song.

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