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Shubham Shree

THE DAILY LIFE OF TRIVEDI JI

Got up
Brushed his teeth
Went for a run in his rubber slippers
Daughter spoke a little English
Felt pride
Had breakfast
Drove his car
Came to university
Took a lecture on Tulsidas
Gave students some tips on good morals 
Got distracted by a bra-strap
Wrote a column on the decline of Indian culture
The students came
Got them to massage his shoulders
They'd got tea
(He had only a two-thousand note)
Came home
Had his lunch
Napped
Saw his serial
When his wife slept, opened Facebook
Liked the photos of fifty-three girls
On twenty-three, he commented
“You are incomparably beautiful”
Thirteen, he inboxed
“I am thinking of you”
Three replied
“Thank you Sir,
You are like a father to me
Hope I always have your blessings”

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उठे
दातुन की
हवाई चप्पल में दौड़ लगाई
बेटी ने अंग्रेजी बोली
गर्व किया
रोटी सब्जी खाई
कार चलाई
यूनीवर्सिटी आए
तुलसीदास पढ़ाए
विद्यार्थियों को सदाचार सिखाया
रेसर बैक में ब्रा की स्ट्रेप देख विचलित हुए
भारतीय संस्कृति के पतन पर लेख लिखा
शिष्य आए
मालिश करवाए
चाय लाए
(इनके पास हजार का नोट था)
घर आए
दाल भात खाए
सोए
सीरियल देखा
पत्नी सो गई तो फेसबुक खोला
तिरेपन लड़कियों की तस्वीर लाइक की
तेईस पर कमेंट किया
“तुम अपूर्व सुंदर हो”
तेरह को इनबॉक्स किया
“तुम्हारी याद आ रही है/
तीन ने जवाब दिया
“धन्यवाद सर
आप पिता समान हैं
आपका आशीर्वाद बना रहे”
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THE DAILY LIFE OF TRIVEDI JI

Got up
Brushed his teeth
Went for a run in his rubber slippers
Daughter spoke a little English
Felt pride
Had breakfast
Drove his car
Came to university
Took a lecture on Tulsidas
Gave students some tips on good morals 
Got distracted by a bra-strap
Wrote a column on the decline of Indian culture
The students came
Got them to massage his shoulders
They'd got tea
(He had only a two-thousand note)
Came home
Had his lunch
Napped
Saw his serial
When his wife slept, opened Facebook
Liked the photos of fifty-three girls
On twenty-three, he commented
“You are incomparably beautiful”
Thirteen, he inboxed
“I am thinking of you”
Three replied
“Thank you Sir,
You are like a father to me
Hope I always have your blessings”

THE DAILY LIFE OF TRIVEDI JI

Got up
Brushed his teeth
Went for a run in his rubber slippers
Daughter spoke a little English
Felt pride
Had breakfast
Drove his car
Came to university
Took a lecture on Tulsidas
Gave students some tips on good morals 
Got distracted by a bra-strap
Wrote a column on the decline of Indian culture
The students came
Got them to massage his shoulders
They'd got tea
(He had only a two-thousand note)
Came home
Had his lunch
Napped
Saw his serial
When his wife slept, opened Facebook
Liked the photos of fifty-three girls
On twenty-three, he commented
“You are incomparably beautiful”
Thirteen, he inboxed
“I am thinking of you”
Three replied
“Thank you Sir,
You are like a father to me
Hope I always have your blessings”
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Nederlands Letterenfonds
Stichting Van Beuningen Peterich-fonds
Ludo Pieters Gastschrijver Fonds
Hendrik Muller fonds
Lira fonds
J.E. Jurriaanse
Literature Translation Institute of Korea
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