History was made when Prime Minister Narendra Modi ji initiated vedio confrence with leaders of all member countries of SAARC. Almost all leaders welcomed the move and thanked Indian Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi ji except a natural obvious country, who was represented by health minister. In last segment only health minister of Pakistan thanked PM Modi.

Bangladesh Prime minister Smt Shekh Hasina ji thanked and welcomed our PM for this initiative, she thanked several times.

Pakistan side hesitated alot in thanking our PM.

Out of box is said to be a leadership quality, and our PM Narendra Modi ji proved it.

SAARC countries shared not just heritage but characteristics of demography too. Population density at its height. Risk of spread of any pandemic or endemic disease is highest. Thus our PM tried to take neighbouring countries onboard. United together we can overcome any challenges.

On humanitarian grounds too interventions are ought to be taken by any country. PM Narendra Modi ji had this vision and will, to take it forward.

I think in last 40 years this was the first such vedio confrence among SAARC members.

In wake of risk of infection it would not have better than a VC?

All head of govt of these countries welcomed the initiative of PM Narendra Modi ji.

Pakistan played dirty politics by mentioning Jammu and Kashmir.

But in such a situation coming together may offer many opportunities to tackle the problem in arresting spread of Corina virus infection. Primarily resource sharing, expertise etc. Health givers of these SAARC countries can come together and share their experiences and offer their expertize, if they have, in field of dealing with virus infection.

Pradhanamntri Narendra Modi ji also opened a Pandora box of possibilities. This platform of VC can be of immense utilization in future if SAARC Secretariat carries forward this initiative. In medical education or in any other such as response mitigation on disaster management. Rescue and relief measures in event of natural calamity can be provided. Education is another foremost field. Students and teachers of member countries can take benefit of courses if provide online exclusively for saarc members.

Entertainment programme can also be aired through any TV broadcasting channel, as there cannot be denial that we all share common heritage. From Kabul to Rangoon we have same culture. Recent memory of kabuliwala काबुलीवाला kabuli chana काबुली चने, कालीन, सेब, खुबानी, बादाम आदि और पिया गए रंगून वहाँ से किया टेलीफोन तुम्हारी याद सताती है? शरत चन्द्र की कहानियों के पात्र and a large section of indian population that resided in Rangoon or other parts of Burma doing business and other sorts of employment during british india.

Historically too तक्षशिला गाँधार can never wiped out of our memory. Present language we speak too has been contaminated by Persian arabic Afghani languages. Earlier during British rule it was commonly termed as Hindustani language.

Present day Pakistan too seems to have diluted language of those areas. Pakhtun, Baloch, Sindhi, Kutchi language have started vanishing, as whoever we see any footage on TV all seems to speak mixture of Urdu and Punjabi. I am surprised as to how just partion of nation forced people’s mindset to accept a language that never wad theirs? Urdu was born in Lucknow grew in Delhi Hyderabad courts, literary mushaira etc, used by Urdu poets. It was not a language of common man. Partion was done of religious basis, keeping or forcing a separate identity forced few to keep Urdu connected with that religion. Result is whenever I see people from pakistan or anchors or people debating use such a language that was aliean 70 years ago. After partition authorities there tried to implement strictly that language policy. However in East area situation is different, Bangladesh name itself indicate love for Bangla language and Bengali identity or to keep separate identity from those who were in Pakistan.

But still I love image of अखण्ड भारत united India.

But video conferencing is very helpful tool, now it is up to people how they take it forward. Pradhanamntri Shri Narendra Modi ji has shown us a path. SAARC members and it’s Secretariat has to followup.

Radha Krishna- Bhakti




to see-view original painting click on this link Source: MS M.1060.9

jhooti mooti Mitwa Aawan Bole-Rudali

So fantastic soul enchanting is this song. was it magic of our Shashtriya Sangeet (classical music) RaagDaari or Art of Gems of India Shri Bhupen Hazarika and undoubtedly SwarSamragyi Lata Mangeskar ji

First beat i hear, it takes away whole of my existence! so powerfull is beat & music

As we were told many times by Dance Guru that entering stage-first step, first moment is the most crucial event in whole of stage performance. RangPravesh is it called?

Often when any dance program starts for few seconds ambiance is created for entry of dancer! first note of music, first beat of Taal on instrument makes an impact.

First impact or first impression it is called.

Or may be, my liking of pakhawaj and music or swar of Lata ji, is the reason behind liking this song of film Rudali. Respected Bhupen Hazarika hailed from Assam, but amazing is that Music he created seems so well known to our ear? i mean there is no reginality. Or is it due to fact that Music knows no boundaries-He created this song using our own Bhartiya Sangeet parampara-Indian Classical Music.

superb editing is done in picturization of this song. That is certainly an Art in film making, can’t deny that.

in this song heroine rushes outside to feel to re-juvenile feelings of momentary happiness, brought by rain water drops in desert. That is her life-innermost of herself, where a woman longs for passionate touch! every human has that desire. Basic Instinct?

she dances with joy. note the dance gestures belong to ghoomer or Rajasthani dance. later choreographer brought bollywood moves of dance.

Film song also portrays agony-desire of poor woman, who by circumstances circumvalenced by oddity around her. Everyone in society looks down upon her. WHY?

She is alone? that too with birth in lowly placed family in social hierarchy.

Rain too indicates that after so much hardship little drops came as happy moments in her life. Rain will not last long. it has to go leavingher again thirsty.


Average monthly earnings? or Income?

Report on fifth Annual survey of Employment and Unemployment 2015-16 of Labour Bureau i read and found that very few households have monthly earnings above Rs 1 lakh. Delhi has 1.4% households having average monthly income above Rs 1 lakh. Highest was Chandigarh with 4.1% households having average monthly earnings above Rs 1 lakh. followed by Goa at second highest with 3.7% households having monthly earnings of Rs 1 lakh. Third highest was puducherry.

among the lower income groups of households highest was Madhya Pradesh with 35.8% households of monthly earnings less than Rs 5000, followed by West Bengal with 34.5% households having monthly earnings less than Rs5000. amazing is that this state has been at forefront for fighting for rights of poor. Flowing the flag of communism-socialism etc for many decades. Poor people fought for their rights-many labeled them as Naxals. ProPoor slogans shouted in air and state govts functions for uplifting poor, erasing poverty has been agenda.

All in vain. Delhi seems to have lowest poor households, i mean there are 1.4& households having average monthly earnings upto Rs 5000 in Delhi?

There was nes few years back on deciding Below Poverty Line by some committee? did they see such data that comes from surveys? how they decide these BPL limits? Rs 32 or Rs 28 per day are these poverty lines of India?




Monolithic bass relief depicting Siva

The Monolithic Bas Relief Depicting Shiva, was found in Parel in October, 1931 when road was being dug from Parel to Shivadi.

Since then it was enshrined in premises of BARADEVI Temple at Parel Village.

This beautiful image of about 3.06 meters height, depicts seven forms- SAPTAMURTI OF LORD SHIVA. Seven mudras are depicted around one central figure of Shiv

Central one is in Sthanaka Mudra with right hand in Abhaya Mudra and left hand holds Beejaphala.

Not much of ornamentation is depicted except of Karna Kundalas and necklace, central image is shown with plain Antariya. An elaborate Jata Mukuta adorns on the head. This image is surrounded by five Ganas playing musical instruments like Harpoon, Flute etc. stylistically and iconographically.

This sculpture dates to fifth to sixth century AD.

An excellent cast of this image is kept at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya, Mumbai.

Image was declared as Nationally Protected Monument by The Archaeological Survey of India vide notification No. 2/3/75-M, dated 28 March 1985. N-MH-M5.

(Above information in obtained from the text engraved in Gold on Black stone fixed on a wall at site, by The Archaeological Survey of India, Mumbai, in May 2012.)

Amorous Couple, late 11th century India: Madhya Pradesh, 1001-1100 Sandstone 26-1/6 x 14 in. (66.5 x 35.6 cm) The Norton Simon Foundation F.1972.19.4.S
Amorous Couple, late 11th century India: Madhya Pradesh, 1001-1100 Sandstone 26-1/6 x 14 in. (66.5 x 35.6 cm) The Norton Simon Foundation F.1972.19.4.S