For his bright future

His parents named him Deepak


The light of their lives

Went out…

The moment they learned none would enter his

Baby born blind


Deepak (दीपक) is a Hindi word meaning lamp from Sanskrit source of light.



I was once raw-iron ore

Buried deep in mother’s womb

Mined ‘n’ thrust in a blast furnace

I melted ‘n’ burned

Lost all my impurities

Time cannot rust me now

None can steal my thunder

Hard, strong ‘n’ grey

I have nerves of steel

Brace yourself

Don’t mess with me.