I have just landed four days ago

A newbie

In a fragile little body 

Snuggled in the arms of my guardians

Their prized possession

A much awaited ‘offspring’ to my celebrity parents


They had been anxiously waiting for my arrival

Ecstatic and intrigued…..

They announced me to the world.

I was conferred with my share of ‘instant fame’

Embarking on to a helpless journey

Into the murkier corridors of paparazzi

Thanks to the Almighty!

I am already a sensation.


The moment I became a physical separate being

They gave me an identity

A name

I am called ‘Taimur’.

My father, a history buff

Chose this for me

It comprehends to ‘iron’ or iron like in Arabic

But the ‘people’ have a problem with it.


They have labelled me barbarian

An invader,

My name equated to a ‘mass murder’


 If the same ‘Taimur’ has incarnated


 Someone said

 I share my name with the Pak missile

Another contemplated

If ‘Mughals’ had invaded us once again.


 And a few others,

Churning their ingenious brains

Ridiculously assumed

That I might not find a girlfriend,

For my name was too old fashioned.


Disfavour, disapproval, a disregard

My name has them in abundance.

They have trolled, mocked, condemned

Speculated and scrutinised to the core

A concoction of interpretations indeed!



I am too tiny to respond

To your generous outpouring of displeasure!

And to the painstaking post-mortem

Of my name

Or, for that matter

Reciprocate your immense adulation

On the social media.

You have meticulously exercised

Your freedom of expression

 With a rhetoric


 I urge

Now, If  you could mind your own lives

Than dissect and decode my name.


 Let my parents revel my homecoming

Till then, put your utter nonsense to rest.


Yours lovingly,

Taimur Ali Khan Pataudi










Author: Not So Intellectual

I writer by 'will', 'destiny', 'genes' & 'profession' love to write as it is the perfect food for my soul's 'hunger pangs'. Writing since the age of seven, beginning with poetry, freelancing, scripting & having tried my hand at journalism. .....I have been extending my expression as I 'see & feel' the world. Here's my first step of opening the doors to my realm of thoughts for you. Welcome to 'my space' as I share it with you. .....and a hope that you find your connection here.

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