Dream is must. सपना जरूरी है 

Swayamkatha

Dream is must. सपना जरूरी है

until and unless one do not have a dream he cannot march forward that means one has to have some goals/objective in life to achieve.   wile talking on INDIA TV Swami Ramdev said all  this. He was telling something about his childhood life etc.

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He said he used to get secondhand books, as he could not afford to buy new books when he was in school. he was born to a poor family?

Asked by Rajat Sharma about his English speaking skill? he tactfully replied that even a sweeper in England speaks English, what’s so great about speaking English?

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It is only in India this perception is there if one speaks English he is elite or great person. That’s wrong perception, it has deep roots in the British rule, as that time it was language of rulers and Slave thought that speaking this language…

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Rekha ji- through photos

I started collecting pictures of Umrao Jaan.  But then I don’t know which photo is to be deleted from this collection.

Each and every frame speaks something or the other, Emoting various kinds of emotions. I don’t have caliber to select or delete any of these photos. Rekha ji did a memorable role in this movie and her name and her acting in this role will be etched in golden words in history of Indian cinema along with two other names one is most respected MeenaKumari ji and Shri Muzaffar Ali, who is a Raja in true sense and sensibility…from Kotawara and Luknow…which is often pronounced as Nakhlou

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Festival of Tribal Dance

 

This i had written after watching Festival of Tribal Dance, conceived by most renowned Theatre personality Ratan Thiyam. I had been his admirer since many years. At kanpur i used to get news about him through Doordarshan or News Papers. When i was in Delhi then he had shifted in Manipur. But when i heard the news that Festival is going to happen in Port Blair immediately i rushed to get a life time opportunity to see him live. Luckily i got seat just behind him. This concept of festival may be old but i got to know very recently. A good concept to combine the Song Dance and Theatre all together at one platform for Tribal communities to come and perform. All this happened under ageis of NSD National School of Drama.  In sidelines of this performances a workshop or seminar kind of thing was also there. Where various research workers and Tribal groups also interacted and presented their analysis etc. I was none of them but being an ardent lover of Arts- Dance i was attracted to this.

 

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Women are contributer to Agriculture but not much is said

As per census 2011
Percentage of Male cultivators to total workers is 24.9. [Rural- 35.2 & Urban-2.7]. Percentage of Female cultivators to total workers is 24 [Rural-28.8 & Urban-3.1].

other wise the work participation ratio of women remains lower than males. But above we find that female cultivators are just at equal percentage approx. but still in rural areas the cultivator percentage of women is recorded lower than males.
WPR female at all India level was 25.5% [rural – 30% and Urban-15.4%] work participation of Males in 53.3% [Rural- 53% and Urban – 53.8%]

Splendour of India #Bithoor #Kanpur 

Bithoor, Kanpur Uttar Pradesh

When I saw this beautiful gate I was speechless. Stood there just admiring this magnificent majestic artistic creation. I forgot that it was noon time in month of April and anyone can imagine the heat, temperature during summer times in Kanpur. It is Nice example of Indian Architecture. How much time, patience, hard work might have gone into building this? I forgot hot scorching sun over my head.  I was just standing and watching this building.

Many intricate carvings are very beautiful.

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See this detail of carving on gate.

Details on gate. Ganesh and two palaks
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Goddess Ganga or a deity on Alligator with a pot in hand

I presume this is Goddess Ganga on top of gate. As Aligator मगर वाहन is prominently present there. In one hand deity is holding a pot may be it is Ganga jal गंगाजल or Amrit अमृत. But on second look the statue doesnt look like a goddess? is it Vishnu? or Kuber? but since it is riding on an Aligator?

Over time such beautiful buildings are crumbling, partly due to neglect, ignorance, lack of resources either financial or commitment. In era of commercialization where even family relations or bonds are neglected how can we presume that our rich tradition of art can be given priority?

As tempo reaches near the river bank it halted just few metres before Pathar ghat in Bithoor, Some problem in engine was noticed by driver. We were disembarke. Just as I turned to my left there stood this magnificent remainent of a beautiful building.  It’s obvious with intricate design on whole of building that it was work of passion dedication but now a picture of neglect. I don’t think this will be there in coming time. I don’t know how to save it. But I just clicked it to save it’s sight in my camera.

 It has the famous symbol of two fish, much prevalent in Awadh area. This is considered auspicious. But I thought whether such symbol could have been made on a religious building such as Temple. Or it was an official building? It could have been a residential building also. I will certainly try to know on my next trip to Bithoor, Kanpur. It was made from the smaller bricks. Such bricks and still smaller than this were prevalent in that time. Often called as गिट्टी ईंट Gitti. The plaster was applied on outer surface. It was so good that seeing it can’t be guessed whether inside are these Gitti bricks. I had heard the masala mix had urad dal, methi-fenugreek in it so as to make it binding.

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Pathar ghat Bithoor

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This building in white color is a resting place for pilgrims, visiting bithoor.

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3224722_fort--bithoor This is seen when you walk through the Memorial built at Bithoor, This is said to be the portion of the Palace of Peshwa. He was referred as Maharaja in Bithoor and surrounding villages. This nice piece of Palace is just going to ruin.

20170426_100457Bank of River Ganga whom we address mother Ganga offers a place where hordes of people gather and perform many rituals. Aged old tradition are followed by people. They come from far off places to perform rituals. This is photo when I went with a family to perform the ritual Mundan, Hair removing for the first time of a child. Such occasions offer many opportunities of livelihood, employment generation to the locals and as well as people from various adjoining places. They come here in hope of earning something while people gather to perform religious social rituals at such bank of rivers. This is Bithoor.

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Shiv Temple at Pathar Ghat, Bithoor, Kanpur on bank of river Ganga
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PatharGhat at Bithoor, Kanpur
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A building near the Pathar Ghat, Bithoor, Kanpur
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Gate craving at the dharmasala built by  Raja Tikait Rai at Bithoor, Kanpur for pilgrims
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Gate of dharamsala Sarai built by Raj Tikait Rai of Lucknow- Awadh at Bithoor, Kanpur
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Rani Laxmi Bai of Jhansi

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