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May 3 15 tweets 4 min read


Cognoscenti; a poet with verses
Cognizant; a taxpayer with miseries
Two friends met after five years. One has become a poet & an aficionado of literature. The other has become a businessman. They were happy upon sharing their experiences, they have had in past years. Poet, being excited to share his knowledge, asked his friend to say 'shayaris'.
Businessman: It's not my bailiwick; I couldn't know more except GST in past quinquennium.

Poet: I can understand but try to say something in response; let's go one-on-one.

Businessman: Ok.

Poet: Lemme share few shayaris of #MirzaGhalib.

Businessman: Go ahead!

Banter started.

"तोड़ा कुछ इस अदा से, तालुक उसने गालिब,
के सारी उम्र अपना कसूर ढूंढते रहे।"


"जोड़ा कुछ इस अदा से, कानून उसने साहिब,
के सारी उम्र 'कसूर दुरुस्ती' का प्रावधान ढूंढते रहे।"
Poet: Not bad, now respond to this.

"कुछ इस तरह से जिंदगी को आसां कर लिया,
किसी से माफी ली तो किसी को माफ कर दिया।"


"कुछ इस तरह से उन्हों ने, जीएसटी को आसां कर दिया,
विक्रेता की गलती पर, खरीदार का 'लेजर' साफ़ कर दिया।"
Poet: Here's one more.

"कैसे करूं भरोसा गैरो के प्यार पे,
यहां अपने ही लेते है मज़ा, अपनो की हार पे।"


"कैसे करूं भरोसा पोर्टल के किरदार पे,
यहां सारे प्रावधान देते है सजा, हर नेक व्यवहार पे।"
Now the Poet took the challenge with sobriety. He changed the mode of debate with a view to flabbergast the businessman.

Poet: "I would deliver some verses now, you continue responding."
This was quite tough for the businessman. However, he, being a one-trick pony, succeeded to respond with the rhymes those he made on the basis of his empirical knowledge and that too at one fell swoop.

Now, it's all about verses.
See how this debate goes further.

"दुर्बल को न सताइए, जाकी मोटी हाय,
मरी खाल की सांस से, लोह भसम हो जाय।"


"निर्धन व्यापारी को दबोचिए, जाकी मोटी आय,
मरे व्यापार की आय से, राजस्व द्विगुण हो जाय।"

Poet didn't stop; recited another one.

"धीरे-धीरे से मना, धीरे सब कुछ होय,
माली सींचे सौ घड़ा, ऋतु आए फल होय।"


"धीरे-धीरे हर दावा वो करे मना, सरल न कुछ होय,
नियत तारीखों का गढ़ बड़ा, जीएसटी न सफल होय।"

"साई इतना दीजिए, जा में कुटुम समय,
मैं भी भूखा न रहूं, साधु न भूखा जाय।"


"ताई को कीतना भी दीजिए, जा में जीएसटी न समाय,
आईटीसी छोड़ कर 'दुगना कर' भरू, बाबु न भूखा जाय।"
Poet finally capitulated saying with "you made me feeling your pain with supercalifragilisticexpialidocious combo of wit and euphemism."

Businessman: "The pain arising due to blunders & plunders of #GST can lead any businessman making poetry. Pain and poetry are correlated."
Poet: Such a melancholious ambience of #GST is persuading me to conclude it in two lines.

"'Good & simple tax' is a white lie;
and 'Ease' is just a pie in the sky!"
Ending here this causerie with an exact word that both the above friends told each other, at last:


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