Vidur’s Film Diary – April 2015


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MUMBAI – MAHARASHTRA – INDIA           May 13, 2015           07.10 P.M.

[ DECLARATION : In my film diary, since May 2014, I have started mentioning names of only those students, who respect me as their teacher and accept and regard my contribution in their journey of life . All the other students, who had releases this month but are not mentioned here, are the ones, who refuse to acknowledge me in any way . I can sense their abhorrence to my personality . I am not a sweet-talker. So I know that somewhere they were rubbed the wrong way . I also feel their attachment to some acting trainers , who claim to be the re-incarnation of Constantine Stanislavsky and are sweeter than any sweet delicacy on this earth . Such students are free from any obligation from my side. GOD BLESS THEM ! ]

 

My journey continues without such students . It marches ahead without their support . It flourishes despite their criticism and false propaganda .
For the full understanding of my body of work in 2013 – 2014 & 2014 – 2015, please watch the 05 videos posted below :
1 : ” Jai Ho ” :  http://youtu.be/cZzBa4sHXMQ
2 : ” One By Two ” :  http://youtu.be/0WCMfQiPdGI
3 – ” O Teri ” & ” Main Tera Hero ” : 
4 – ” Khatron Ke Khiladi – 5 ” : 
5 – ARMAAN JAIN : 

 

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New Hindi Film Releases & Me :

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First Week – April 03

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1 – Paisa Ho Paisa ……………………………………………….. Madalasa Sharma

2 – Detective Byomkesh Bakshy ………………………….. X

3 – Doctor I Love You ………………………………………….. X

4 – Hum Band Bajaa Denge ………………………………….. X

5 – Tere Ishq Mein Qurbaan ………………………………… X

 

Second Week – April 10

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1 – Ek Paheli Leela …………………………………………………… Mohit Ahlawat

…………………………………………………………………………………. Rahul Dev

………………………………………………………………………………. Rajniesh Duggal

………………………………………………………………………………. Kishan Kumar

2 – Dharam Sankat Mein ……………………………………….. Hazel Keech

3 – Barefoot To Goa ……………………………………………….. X

 

 

Third Week – April 17
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1 -Mr. X …………………………………………………………… Emraan Hashmi

……………………………………………………………………….. Gurmeet Choudhary

2 – Margarita With Straw ………………………………… Kalki Koechlin

3 – NH – 8 – Road To Nidhivan ………………………………………………… X

4 – Ek Adhuri Dakshina – Guru Dakshina ………………………………… X

 

Fourth Week  – April 24
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1 – Ishq Ke Parinde ……………………………………………………….. X

2 – Jai Ho ! Democracy ………………………………………………….. X

3 – Kaghaz Ke Fools ………………………………………………………. X

 

 

In total …………… 15 …………….. films got released in April . Out of these ………….. 15 ………… released films ……….. 05 ………… films have …………… 09 ……………. artistes , who are trained by me .

Out of these ………. 09 ……… persons , ………. 08 ……… are actors . The remaining …………. 01 ………… Kishan Kumar is the co – producer of  ” Ek Paheli Leela ” .

 

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New Regional Films & Me :

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1 – Malayalam : Rahul Dev  is doing prominent role in  ” Laila O Laila “.

 

 

My ………….. 01 …………. student in ……….. 01 ………….. regional film .

 

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TV Trivia & Me :

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1 – Sonali Bendre is playing lead role in  ” Ajeeb Dastaan Hai Yeh “ on Life OK .

2 – Apoorva Agnihotri is playing an important role in  ” Ajeeb Dastaan Hai Yeh “ on Life OK .

3 – Vicky Thawani is playing an important role in  ” Ajeeb Dastaan Hai Yeh “ on Life OK .

 


My ……….………. 03 …………….….. students in ………………… 01 ……………. show on TV .

 

 

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Commercials & Me :

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1 – Katrina Kaif  is the  Brand Ambassador of  ” Matt Gloss ” .

2 – Sonam Kapoor is the  Brand Ambassador of  ” Matt Gloss ” .

 

My ………….. 02 …………… students in …………… 01 …………… commercial campaign .

 

My 09 students appeared in 05 films , 03 students in 01 TV show , 01 student in 01 regional film and 02 students appeared in 01 Ad also . Thus total number of students working in the month of April 2015 comes to 15. 

 

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May God bless them and they shine in their chosen field .

 

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One Year of Modi & A Blind Arun Shourie


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MUMBAI – MAHARASHTRA – INDIA           MAY 12, 2015           06.20,  P.M.

 

Narendra Modi government will be completing one year in office on May 25th, 2015. To commemorate the occasion, there are many articles and several unsolicited advises for Narendra Modi in various newspapers and TV channels. All the critics assume as if he is not Narendra Modi, the hugely successful Chief Minister of Gujarat for 12 long years, but a school kid and knows nothing about politics. Therefore he should be advised about governance.

Every government of the day is prone to criticism and analysis. People should criticize, scrutinize and put forward suggestions for good governance. Some friends and well-wishers of Narendra Modi are rightly doing so.

There are some enemies also. These secular, Left-Liberal, Nehruvian socialists are his political opponents and a group of journalists, known in Social Media as PRESSTITUTES. Congress leaders and leaders of other parties are hellbent that this government must fail and a discredited Narendra Modi should be banished from New Delhi and live there after in perpetual disgrace. PRESSTITUTES are helping them in this endeavour.

And there are FRENEMIES [ Friends in his presence + Enemies in his absence ] also. In the garb of forwarding constructive critique, they are dishing out biased, highly opinionated and one-sided, false stories. These disgruntled lot want to defame Narendra Modi and his government at any cost because they are not entertained by him and are not getting anything from this government. Arun Shourie, for sure, is one of them. He is the kingpin of Narendra Modi’s FRENEMIES.

Shourie can’t see national and international press writings about Modi government. He seems to be unaware of the views of the world leaders about PM Modi and the international accolades he is getting. Though,he praises Modi government’s foreign policy, but still finds faults with it.

Arun Shourie is highly critical about the economic policy orientation of Modi government. He forgets MAKE IN INDIA campaign. He is oblivious of JAN DHAN YOJANA / JAN SURAKSHA YOJANA . MAKE IN INDIA is for the industry and gigantic enterprises. JAN DHAN / JAN SURAKSHA schemes are for the poor populace. Thus Modi government is taking care of all the sections and segments of Indian society.

Shourie doesn’t care about the statistics provided by government or independent sources, but has gumption to come on national television and hurl unsubstantiated charges and proffer it as critique. He certainly has a hidden agenda.

Last week I wrote a blog denouncing his dishonesty. Here is the link

Arun Shourie , A Dishonest Intellectual

 

It gives point by point answer to his 10 points charge sheet against PM Modi. In the present blog I am giving data of PM Modi’s achievements in the field of foreign and economic affairs. All the facts are taken from the twitter-handles of eminent twitter activists. Never-happened-before-achievements are here for everyone to see.

It is not for nothing that BJP [ Bharatiya Janata Party ] is now the largest, biggest party of the world. BJP now has 10 crore+ members. Though Arun Shourie is critical of Amit Shah also.

Today as I am about to post the blog, I just noticed a new tweet about 1 Year of Narendra Modi and 60 Years of Congress Scams. I am posting it here :

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1Year Of & 60Years of Congress See the Difference……….

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General / Miscellaneous Achievements

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BJP government’s first year is one of the best years of Indian economic reform: US Expert – The Economic Times

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BJP now has 10cr+ (100 million) members in its fold. A milestone for any democratic movement in the world. Jai Hind

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: Parliament Productivity at Historic High under PM Govt

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news of the week that was missed by the mainstream media.

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There are almost 1700 laws that need to be done away with. I have already decided to remove 700 of them: PM

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New work culture for Ministers in this NDA government!

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New normal for Babus in NaMo Govt.

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Indian PM on in 2012 = The Underachiever. Indian PM on in 2015 = The Reformer in Chief. :)

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Economic Reforms

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: Estimated revenue gain due to e-Auction of Coal Blocks is 7 Lakh Crore!

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: Spectrum auction bids cross Rs 1 lakh crore mark | Read more at:

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Spectrum: Comparing the benefit of of Modi govt with the loot of Sonia’s UPA.

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> FYI is doing this but media is still in medieval world & talks of only communal issues

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Modi’s Model village has a new bank, bus stop, school, solar lights, bio toilets, pucca houses & 20,000l water tank

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More about the MUDRA Bank.

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Moody’s Upgrades India’s Outlook to Positive.

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Modi Govt’s Good Governance & Reforms applauded across the world!!

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Make in India gains further momentum. $2 billion cumulative outsourcing planned by from India by 2020.

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news from manufacturing industry. 15 of 22 industry groups posted positive growth in Feb 2015.

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Under PM Govt: India zooms past China to become the world’s fastest-growing Economy.

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Relief to farmers…

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Manufacturing & Industrial Production at 9 months high under Modi Govt.

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For the 1st time in 2 decades, govt registers double digit growth in the electricity generation.

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Powered by Modi Govts GoodGovn,PowerGeneration crosses 1trillion units & Manufacturing,IndustrialProd at 9 mths high.

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Historic Progress in the Power Sector.

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Indian Economy takes giant leaps under PM

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India is on the world map as country of most impressive economic growth

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World is looking at India with new hope thanks to our PM’s leadership

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India overtakes US as third biggest steel producer

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India’s trade deficit falls to a 17 month low.

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The entire world is looking at India.

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India’s Forex Reserves reaches a record high of $343.2 Billion.

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for Indian Women! Massive drive for women in forces.

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– Mission for smart cities takes shape. RT

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& they ask where is ?

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: Huge Surge in FDI inflows under PM Modi Govt For more infographics visit

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Acche din

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New record set: highest ever has been recorded for 11 sectors in a single FY (FY 2014-15)

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Foreign Affairs

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After Ukraine, Iraq & Libya, in Yemen is the 4th evacuation done under the new Indian Govt.

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Top billing. PM ‘s visit gets wide coverage in French papers.

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Saturation coverage in Toronto papers of

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A leader writes about another. Prez writes about PM in .

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The day after Coverage in Canadian print media today, following PM ‘s departure from Vancouver yesterday

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Difference that a willing & ABLE govt can do. No waiting & contemplation period.JUST ACTION

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A whopping 90% of respondents said that handled superbly!

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India has demonstrated its global leadership in recent weeks, 1st in Yemen & now in Nepal. We’re grateful: US Envoy

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आज से शुरू होगी E-VISA सर्वि‍स, दुनि‍या के 40% देशों को भारत ने कि‍या शामि‍ल

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Here is how India’s energy diplomacy has recieved a huge boost with every International visit of PM .

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The facts till now.

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I am not a famous journalist like Arun Shourie. I am not a world-famous intellectual. I am an ordinary citizen of India. If I can see all the above mentioned trends, why can’t Arun Shourie? If I can read all the statistics, why can’t Arun Shourie? It means he has an agenda. He is aggrieved that he is not getting any importance from Modi government. So he is venting out his frustration. It is the case of sour grapes.

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May he face the ignominy he so rightly deserves.

 

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Arun Shourie , A Dishonest Intellectual


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MUMBAI – MAHARASHTRA – INDIA           MAY 06, 2015           01.05 A.M.

I used to respect Arun Shourie a lot. As a journalist he was a crusader. He unearthed many scams during Indira Gandhi regime. But being an able journalist is another thing and being an administrator is totally different.

I was perplexed when Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee inducted him in his ministry as Dis-investment Minister. When a party wins an election and forms government, it is assumed that many loyal, old and dedicated workers will be rewarded. Therefore when a rank outsider like Arun Shourie was given a post in the Vajpayee government, it was baffling and a bit disturbing.

My fears were proven right when I read about Arun Shourie’s latest interview. What he said to Karan Thapar, was not a critique of NDA 2. It was his frustration of not getting birth in Narendra Modi government. I am not privy to many things but I can answer his charges point by point.

Let me clarify that he is not a BJP ideologue as claimed by many journalists. He was a rank outsider, chosen by Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee to serve the government. It is a common norm in USA. But This is India. Here people care for their own benefit, their own power and their own well-being. So induction of this rank opportunist in the Vajpayee cabinet was a mistake.

Let us have a look at the charges of Shourie. My answer is given in blue along with every point :

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Shourie slams Narendra Modi: 10 things he said

IndiaToday.in  New Delhi, May 1, 2015 | UPDATED 11:38 IST

In an exclusive interview with Headlines Today’s Karan Thapar on the first anniversary of BJP-led NDA government on Friday, Arun Shourie, one of the most influential BJP ideologues during the Atal Bihari Vajpayee government, criticised Prime Minister Narendra Modi for poor handling of the Indian economy and turning a blind eye to the attacks on minorities by the right-wing groups. SEE FULL VIDEO

Here are the 10 things that Arun Shourie said about Modi government in the interview: Full text of Arun Shourie’s interview

1) The government lacks clear thinking. The government has good ideas but poor in implementation. There is a big gap between perception and promise, and projection and performance. The government must become low profile.

My Answer : Modi government has “good ideas” and it lacks “clear thinking”. How both things are possible at the same time? Modi government is going to complete 1 year in this month. How on earth anyone can “implement”  all the promises in 1 year. Shourie wants the government to perform and yet want it to become “low profile”.

2) Modi’s economic policy is directionless. There is no big picture in economy policy. Modi’s focus on the economy is like a CM. He should focus more on policy instead of projects.

My Answer : Shourie wants Modi to become “low profile” and yet wants to see “big picture” regarding the economy. Economic policies are not going to deliver results in just 1 year.

3) Modi’s foreign policy is a success but India has to follow-up on the MoUs. Modi needs to execute policies quickly. China is a principal challenge for India. India’s foreign policy is getting reoriented. Modi has to move much faster. Nobody is waiting for us. The US is already feeling impatient. Keeping Sushma Swaraj on the margins is wrong.

My Answer : Shourie praises Narendra Modi for successful foreign policy and yet alleges that MEA Sushma Swaraj ji is marginalised. How can any foreign policy be successful without MEA?

4) Lack of clarity in government on Pakistan. Need a steadier gaze towards Pakistan.

My Answer : What a logic Shourie! Foreign policy of India is successful, yet no clarity on Pakistan. Only a biased person , who is claiming as an intellectual can give this kind of brilliant(?) logic.

5) Investment has not picked up. The government can’t ignore India inc warnings. The government needs to wake up. Investors still have hope but the industrial sector is waiting for concrete moves. The growth claims are only to make headlines and the government only wants to manage headlines.

My Answer : Again a brilliant (?) logic! “Investors still have hope But…….growth claims are only to make headlines”. He conveniently forgets what Ratan Tata said about the government.

6) Uncertainty exists over tax regime. Tax regime is confused. The government is alienating the investors. It is backtracking on tax decisions.

My Answer : GST legislation is about to be passed. Consensus achieved in 12 months, which alluded us for 12 long years.Various other reforms are about to happen. What else can you desire in 1 year?

7) India needs labour reforms. There was no need for land bill controversy. Ordinances were ill-advised. They led to disruptions. BJP supported the previous Land Bill. Allies were not taken into confidence. Modi must embrace the opposition. No reform can take place without the oppositions’ support. The opposition is ganging up against Modi and the BJP is frightening others.

My Answer : Shourie seems to be delusional. He alleges, “Ordinances were ill-advised. They led to disruptions.” But he forgets that Ordinance was promulgated because there were disruptions. Shourie wants to twist the happenings of the Rajya Sabha.

8) Vacancies in critical posts are worrying. Don’t know why the posts are not filled. Vital institutions are suffering. Institutions are being starved to death. Institutions are being devalued.

My Answer : There is a thing in governance which is called and is known as PREROGATIVE. It is government’s prerogative to fill the posts. It is none of Shourie’s business.

9) The government must respond to minority fears. Govt has failed on assuring minorities. No response to concern of minorities. Alienating minorities is dangerous. The Christians are rightfully upset. PM should speak out often. Modi must speak on critical issues. Modi silent on moral questions.

My Answer : During elections Narendra Modi said and still says ” SABKA SAATH, SABKA VIKAS ” . All the act of attacks on Christians have turned out to be petty crimes by criminals. I don’t need to give details. Shourie must be knowing them. If he doesn’t know , then he is ignorant and shouldn’t be taken seriously. As for Muslims are concerned, there were few unwarranted utterances by fringe elements, which were duly condemned by the BJP.

10) The monogrammed suit was inexplicable, a critical mistake. Don’t understand why he wore it.

My Answer : The last point clarifies the dishonesty of Shourie. First of all , it was a gift. Narendra Modi wore it for just one day. It was subsequently auctioned and the amount was deposited in the treasury. It is old practise of the Prime Minister. He auctions all the gift he gets and the proceeds are deposited in the government treasury and is later on used for some charitable purposes. It is a settled case. But Shourie rakes it up again. It clears that his intention is not to give a critique, but he dishes out his venom because he fails to find a place in the union cabinet.

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Along with all the students & staff of VIDUR Acting Institute , VIDUR Editing Studio , VIDUR Club and VIDUR Merchandise, I denounce this dishonest journalist turned intellectual called Arun Shourie. People like him are dangerous. They work on an agenda and give it a different colour to hoodwink gullible public. But if he can denounce Babasaheb Ambedkar, then Narendra Modi is an easy target.

Shourie should be denounced with all the possible way and people like him should never find any place either in the party or in the government.

 [ I have taken the excerpts of Shourie’s interview from the website of India Today. I express gratitude. ]

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Nepal Earthquake & R.S.S. by Rahul Kanwal


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MUMBAI – MAHARASHTRA – INDIA           APRIL 30, 2015          11.45 P.M.

 

Devastating earthquake has taken its toll in Nepal and has attracted attention of the whole world. Everyone rushed to help and rescue. I heard and read that a big team of R.S.S. [ RASHTRIYA SWAYAMSEVAK SANGH ] led by Sah Sar Karyavah Shri Dattatreya Hosable is rushing to Nepal. I was eager to read the news about R.S.S. relief work but national and international media was silent. TV channels also ignored it. Luckily Mr. Rahul Kanwal tweeted about R.S.S. relief work and posted some pictures also. I am re-posting his tweets so that who wants to know about the subject must read it.

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Managing Editor, TV Today Network – Anchor Newsroom & Seedhi Baat. rahul.kanwal@aajtak.com

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All set for chat at 6 pm on rescue & relief efforts in Nepal. Thamel stirring back to life

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Here’s my ground report on rescue operations in Kathmandu. Do see the excellent work our teams are doing

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Away from the gaze of cameras workers have been doing yeoman’s service in providing relief material in quake hit Nepal. Commendable

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Residents queue up at relief camp in quake ravaged Bhaktapur. 20000 people provided aid in this area.

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Here’s the story. Pakistan sends beef masala as aid to quake hit Nepal!

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RSS hits out at Pakistan for sending beef masala to Nepal. ‘Highly insensitive & condemnable’ says Dattatreya Hosable

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1000 swayamsevaks working round the clock on relief operations. 500 tons of relief material being brought in.

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RSS helpline received more than 10000 calls seeking help. So far 6000 people have been rescued by swayamsevaks.

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RSS’ 2nd senior most functionary Dattatreya Hosable personally supervising relief operations in Kathmandu.

 

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[ I am re-producing tweets and photos from the twitter-handle of Shri Rahul Kanwal and that too without seeking his permission. I express my gratitude. ]

 

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May God bless them and let us resolve to re-build a new Nepal.

 

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‘Terrific response’ for Narendra Modi’s Shanghai speech on China visit


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MUMBAI – MAHARASHTRA – INDIA           APRIL 28, 2015           11.59 P.M.

When Narendra Modi got elected as the Prime Minister of India, many people, mainly his opponent and detractors thought that foreign policy will be his Achilles Heels. But they were for rude shock. Narendra Modi made giant leap in foreign policy affairs and now criss-cross the world arena as a colossus.

His lectures in front of India Diaspora in United States of America and Australia last year and more recently in Canada this year made history.

Next month he is going to China. As per news paper reports, same euphoric welcome awaits him in Shanghai. Here is the report :

Madison Square GardenNew York , U.S.A. / September 28, 2014

Allphones ArenaSydney , Australia / November 17, 2014

Ricoh ColiseumToronto , Canada / April 16, 2015

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Madison Square-style event in Shanghai during his upcoming visit to China has generated a “terrific response” from Indian professionals and students based in various cities in the Communist nation.

Modi plans to give a speech in Shanghai similar to the one at New York’s Madison Square Garden last year on his US visit.

This will be the first time an Indian leader has attempted such an event in China which until recently had very few Indians.

From across China there has been a “terrific response” for the prime minister’s event being organised by the Indian community on May 16, a social media message by the Indian Association of Shanghai said, ahead of the last day for registration tomorrow.

“This will be the biggest Indian get-together ever to happen in China,” the association notice’s said.

With burgeoning trade links following gradual improvement in relations, the number of Indians in different Chinese cities is now estimated to be around 45,000 which includes over 13,000 students while the rest comprises businessperson and professionals working for local and multinational firms.

Indian associations from various cities like Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen and Guangdong with large concentration of Indians, have sent notices a fortnight ago asking people to register for Modi’s event.

About 4,000 people are expected to attend the event.

Modi will be arriving on a three-day visit to China on May 14, his first after taking over as prime minister.

As per the programme being worked out, he would begin his trip with a visit to the ancient city of Xian, the hometown of President Xi Jinping who will host Modi with informal get together showcasing Chinese hospitality, culture and Buddhism.

Xi plans to reciprocate Modi’s hometown diplomacy in Ahmedabad when the Chinese leader visited India in September.

The scene will shift to Beijing the next day with Modi scheduled to have talks with Xi and Premier Li Keqiang. Modi is also expected to address Chinese students at Tsinghua University here besides taking part in a colourful Yoga and Chinese martial art Tai Chi along with Li.

Besides the Indian community, Modi will also address a ‘Make in India’ business meet to woo Chinese investors.

His visit is expected to firm up several agreements and announcements. Expectations are also high here that he may extend an e-visa facility to Chinese nationals to attract larger numbers of tourists from China.

Several countries have wooed Chinese tourists as about 100 million of them travelled abroad last year, spending billions of dollars.

India this year is organising a ‘Visit India Year’ to attract Chinese tourists 1.70 lakh of whom visited India last year while over 5 lakh Indians visited China.

Chinese officials have proposed initiatives like Buddhist circuit as well as group tours linked to Sri Lanka and the Maldives to attract more Chinese tourists to India.

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May be during his China visit he can accomplish, what Jawahar Lal Nehru , Indira Gandhi and other Prime Ministers could not achieve.

[ Major portion of this blog is being re-produced from a news item published in The New Indian Express. I express gratitude. ]

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3 Boys From Deoria : ज़िन्दगी की जीत पर यक़ीन


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MUMBAI – MAHARASHTRA – INDIA           APRIL 26, 2015           11.55 P.M.

 

अपि स्वर्णमयी लंका रोचते मम लक्ष्मण ,
जननी जन्मभूमिश्च स्वर्गादपि गरीयसी  ।।

[ O Lakshman , I do like this golden city of Lanka . But mother and motherland are superior than even heaven . ]

 

Map of Deoria District of U.P. showing Salempur where our Village Sonbarsa is located

Map of Deoria District – Uttar Pradesh

 

It was a VIJAYA DASHAMI Day in the month of October 1989. On that fateful day, early in the morning, I left my native place Deoria for Mumbai. Cold breeze of early October morning, though not very chilling , was caressing my body and making me numb . Few close friends came to the station to see me off. I didn’t utter a word, didn’t shed tears but I was on the verge of crying. I got emotional. In my heart I knew that I was leaving my birthplace for ever. Even though I might visit it once or twice in a year, but it would be just a visit. It can’t be, in fact it won’t be same again.

Train chugged out of Deoria station and slowly left the city. I landed in Mumbai next day in the night. From a shaky start to a firm footing of today, it took me 25 long years to accomplish my dream . When I re-visit my last 25 years in Mumbai , I find that it was a tumultuous journey, full of numerous pitfalls, littered with few milestones.

I have 3 type of people in my social circle in Deoria. There are friends, who were sad and concerned for my uncertain future. Then there are enemies, who were happy. My banishment was an unimagined windfall, an uncalled riddance.

There is another group in Deoria. I call then FRENEMIES [ Friend + Enemy ]. They are friends in my presence but become heartless enemies in my absence. They were ecstatic. They were feeling orgasm. They were sure that I was heading for a disaster. They were sure that I am doomed beyond redemption.

For my FRENEMIES, I became subject of ridicule and insult. I was humiliated profusely in front of whole town and became butt of jokes. I was aware of it but thought not to respond. In my earlier years in Mumbai, I lived like a recluse. I lived incommunicado. No one knew about my job or about my whereabouts.

Away from the prying eyes of my FRENEMIES, I was slowly climbing the stairs of success. I was diligently scaling the heights of fame and When I earned a name for myself, I thought that I must do something to make my FRENEMIES realise that their ecstasy was futile. That their orgasm was in vain. That I didn’t perish in an alien land. I thought to share my gain of knowledge with the city of my birth.

Since I train actors , so my contribution could have been in that field only. I decided to give acting training to young aspiring boys and girls of Deoria. It was in a way my answer to all my FRENEMIES. It was a gentle way to say, “look my dear FRENEMIES, I have not perished. I have not failed. I have not degenerated either.”

In these 25 years I have trained 03 boys from Deoria. 03 is definitely not a very impressive number but a small city like Deoria doesn’t have very conducive atmosphere for fine arts.

RAJNEESH GORE : [ Batch No. 38 ] 

Joined September 2009 – Finished December 05, 2009

 

Rajnish Gore

With Rajneesh Gore in My Previous Office

 

Rajneesh is my first student from Deoria . He joined me when I was completing 20th year in Mumbai.

His father Shri Shri Chand Gore is a famous journalist and used to write for famous Hindi daily ” Janasatta “. He was lecturer of English Literature in Marwari Inter College, Deoria. Gore sahab is a very dear friend and a respected, reputed figure in the social circle of Deoria.

Rajneesh was in the Batch No. 38 of my previous institute . He, after completing training,  is struggling to make a mark in the tinsel town. He is soft and gentle and can easily fill the void, created by the sad demise of Bharat Bhushan, the star of films like “Baiju Bawra”. Rajneesh Gore is also capable of doing roles, which Amol Palekar used to do during his hey-days.

His only obstacle could be the evil influence of self-proclaimed reincarnations of Stanislavsky. The ill-advice of upstarts of facebook acting institute can derail his journey.

KARAN TRIPATHI : [ Batch No. 83 ]

Joined March 14, 2014 – Finished  July 18, 2014

 

With Karan Tripathi in My Institute

With Karan Tripathi in My Institute

 

Karan, my second student of Deoria, is also son of a dear friend of mine . Shri Sudhakar Mani Tripathi is a renowned public figure of Deoria. He used to edit and publish a Hindi weekly ” JAN CHAKSHU “. He is lecturer in B. R. D. Degree College , Deoria and currently the President of  NAGARI PRACHARINI SABHA , Deoria .

Karan was in Batch No. 83 of Vidur Acting Institute . He completed the course in 2014 and working hard to accomplish his dream . He is capable of playing negative and positive roles in Hindi and Bhojpuri serials and films .

If he works hard, plans his moves intelligently and with precision and doesn’t leave the film line in haste, he could be another Pran, the legendary actor. But the “if” is very big “IF” indeed.

CHANDAN RAUNIYAR : [ Batch No. 90 ]

Joined Dec. 05, 2014 – Finished April 10, 2015

 

With Chandan Rauniyar in My Institute

With Chandan Rauniyar in My Institute

 

Third boy of Deoria, Chandan, is the son of an acquaintance of mine . His family runs fruit juice shop at Moti Lal Road, Deoria. He was planning to come to Mumbai since long but could manage to came only in 2014 .

He was in Batch No. 90 of Vidur Acting Institute . He completed his course in March 1015 and has started his journey as an actor . He is capable of acting in negative and positive roles in Hindi and Bhojpuri films and serials.

Karan and Chandan joined me in the Silver Jubilee year of my career.

 

 

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On behalf of all the students & staff of VIDUR Acting Institute , VIDUR Editing Studio , VIDUR Club and VIDUR Merchandise, I congratulate my above mentioned 03 students of DEORIA.

I wish them a brilliant future. Their success will make me proud and will always remind me that my 25 year-long banishment from Deoria was not in vain. It was a risk worth taking.

Even if they don’t accomplish what I see and wish for them, still their existence in Deoria will be a gentle reminder to my FRENEMIES that away from the confines of my well-settled life of Deoria, I struggled hard in an alien place and make a name for myself.

But RAJNEESH GORE, KARAN TRIPATHI and CHANDAN RAUNIYAR can’t fail. They have to succeed. They have to succeed for me. They have to succeed for their own dreams.

तू ज़िन्दा है , तू ज़िन्दगी की जीत पर यक़ीन कर

 

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Barack Obama on Narendra Modi


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MUMBAI – MAHARASHTRA – INDIA           APRIL 17, 2015           01.25 A.M.

This is not an original blog written by me. It is profile of our Prime Minister Narendra Modi  , written by the 44th President of U.S.A. for magazine. The 166-word piece, written as part of the magazine’s annual ritual of coming out with its list of 100 Most Influential People is being re-produced here.

India’s Prime Minister “transcends the ancient and the modern,” writes President

 

 

 

The article written

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Barack Obama

Narendra Modi
By Barack Obama

India’s reformer-in-chief

As a boy, Narendra Modi helped his father sell tea to support their family. Today, he’s the leader of the world’s largest democracy, and his life story—from poverty to Prime Minister—reflects the dynamism and potential of India’s rise.

Determined to help more Indians follow in his path, he’s laid out an ambitious vision to reduce extreme poverty, improve education, empower women and girls and unleash India’s true economic potential while confronting climate change. Like India, he transcends the ancient and the modern—a devotee of yoga who connects with Indian citizens on Twitter and imagines a “digital India.”

When he came to Washington, Narendra and I visited the memorial to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. We reflected on the teachings of King and Gandhi and how the diversity of backgrounds and faiths in our countries is a strength we have to protect. Prime Minister Modi recognizes that more than 1 billion Indians living and succeeding together can be an inspiring model for the world.

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Shortly after the article appeared on the Time magazine’s website, Prime Minister  Narendra Modi took to Twitter to express his gratitude at the rare gesture :

Dear your words are touching & inspiring. Thanks .

 

 

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I am happy that our Prime Minister is being honoured by world-famous magazine and is being written about by the most influential man on this earth, the President of United States of America .

On behalf of all the students & staff of VIDUR Acting Institute , VIDUR Editing Studio , VIDUR Club and VIDUR Merchandise, I congratulate our Prime Minister  Narendra Modi  .

May he attain greater glories in future!!

 

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