Monday, March 17, 2008

Kishore once again

Kishore kumar has always been best with comedy and playful songs। Here is one such song from the movie "PARIWAR" released in 1956. The music was perhaps by Salil Chowdhury.
कुएँ में कूद के मर जाना, यार तुम शादी मत करना

Thanks to for this song.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Remebering the Founder

Jamshedji Nusserwanji Tata - the man with Midas touch! This is what I prefer to call him. Born on 3rd March, 1839, in Navsari, he was a true patriot who took India towards economic independence.

He was the visionary who realised that India’s real freedom depended upon her self-sufficiency in scientific knowledge, power and steel, and thus devoted the major part of his life, and his fortune to three great enterprises – The Indian Institute of Science at Bangalore, the hydro-electric schemes, and the Iron & Steel Works at Jamshedpur.

On 3rd March, Jamshedpur pays homage to this great man. I am posting a few glimpses of the celebrations.

The picture above is the entrance to Jubilee Park. This Park was dedicated to the citizens of Jamshedpur when Tata Steel (Then it was Tata Iron & Steel Comapny pvt. ltd.), completed 50 years. This park was inaugurated by Pt. Jawahar Lal Nehru.

This image above shows the part of park where the founder's idol is setup.

This picture shows the trees lined up on the either sides of the three fountains. This park resembles the Vrindawan Gardens of Mysore.

This is the children's park. This park has lots of playing facilities for children, open all day long. It also has an inclined pathway meant for skaters!

A small exhibition was setup for the spectators. A few more glimpses from the exhibition follows:
Before I say "BYE", a last look at one of the huge lighted gate:

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Children: Butterflies in a cocoon

I think, Children are the most amazing creation of god. Most sophisticated, yet the most simple! Hard to care for, yet most adorable! Their innocent smile can tranquilize your pain faster than the most effective pain killers, their innocent acts can make you smile in the toughest situation.
In the recent times, I have seen a drastic change in the attitude of society. Children are no more assets, they have become commodity! Be it any section of society, children are being deprived of their childhood.
Three news that moved me the most:
1. Some terrorist outfits have children (yes I said children... and what I saw on screen, I cant explain here.. thanks to the insensitive TRP hungry media) trainees.
2. A few children were released from the captive where they were being made to work.
3. Children are now getting more entries into films and TV (daily soaps and ADs).

No point in discussing the first issue. They can act beyond our wildest dreams! But the second point. What happened to those poor children after they were released in front of the media? And children working in films and TV.... what about them? If washing dishes and making punctures for earning the daily bread is "CHILD LABOR", under what category do you keep those little actors?

Let the children, be children। Let them flourish. Let them grow. Let them learn. Dont try to make them earning machines. Preserve the innocence...

बच्चों के छोटे हाथों को
चाँद-सितारे छूने दो
चार किताबें पढ़ कर ये भी
हम जैसे हो जायेंगे