Vidur’s Travel Diary – 12 : Naggar & Manikaran [ Kullu ]


MUMBAI – MAHARASHTRA – INDIA           JUNE 30 , 2012           01.00 A.M.

As I have written in my travel diary of Manali , I had a lot of free time in Manali . I made good use of it and visited all the important places in and around Manali .

People told me about Naggar and Manikaran and I decided to visit these places also . So on March 29 , 2012 , when I had no work , I decided to go to Naggar . I hired a cab and started for my journey early in the morning . Naggar is in between Kullu and Manali . It is 22 km. from Manali and 26 km. from Kullu . Naggar was the capital of kings of Kullu for about 1400 years .

Road to Naggar is surrounded by snow – capped mountains and the castle , known as Naggar Castle , is awesome . It is now known as Castle Hotel . This magnificent building of stone and wood was constructed during the reign of Raja Sidh Singh .

Naggar : Surrounded by Snow - Capped Hills

Naggar : Surrounded by Snow – Capped Hills

At Naggar Castle

At Naggar Castle

Naggar Castle

Naggar Castle

Naggar Castle

Naggar Castle

Naggar Castle

Naggar Castle

Naggar Castle

Naggar Castle

Naggar Castle

Naggar Castle

Naggar Castle - Main Entrance

Naggar Castle – Main Entrance

Naggar Castle - Inner Courtyard

Naggar Castle – Inner Courtyard

Naggar Castle - Inner Courtyard

Naggar Castle – Inner Courtyard

Naggar Castle - Restaurant

Naggar Castle – Restaurant

Naggar Castle - Restaurant

Naggar Castle – Restaurant

Naggar Castle - Restaurant

Naggar Castle – Restaurant

Naggar Castle - At The Restaurant

Naggar Castle – At The Restaurant

Naggar Castle - The Temple

Naggar Castle – The Temple

Naggar Castle - The Corridor

Naggar Castle – The Corridor

Naggar Castle - The Corridor

Naggar Castle – The Corridor

Naggar Castle - The Corridor

Naggar Castle – The Corridor

Naggar Castle - The Balcony

Naggar Castle – The Balcony

Snow - Capped Mountains As Seen From Naggar Castle

Snow – Capped Mountains As Seen From Naggar Castle

A little away from Naggar Castle , there is memorial of late Nicholas Roerich , the Russian painter . His villa is set in a beautiful garden and it houses many of his famous paintings . After Naggar Castle , I visited Roerich Art Gallery next .

For me Roerich Villa has an added attraction . Nicholas Roerich’s son Svetoslav Roerich , himself a famous painter , married Devika Rani . She , away from the hustle – bustle of Bombay Talkies and Bombay city , spent many years of her life here . I was eager to see her room , where she stayed whenever she visited Naggar . After death of her first husband Himanshu Rai , she left Bombay [ now Mumbai ] and lived either in Bangalore [ now Bengaluru ] or Naggar .

Road From Naggar Castle to Roerich Memorial

Road From Naggar Castle to Roerich Memorial

Svetoslav Roerich & Devika Rani Memorial - Naggar [ The Pathway ]

Svetoslav Roerich & Devika Rani Memorial – Naggar [ The Pathway ]

Svetoslav Roerich & Devika Rani Memorial - Naggar

Svetoslav Roerich & Devika Rani Memorial – Naggar

Svetoslav Roerich & Devika Rani Memorial - Naggar

Svetoslav Roerich & Devika Rani Memorial – Naggar

Svetoslav Roerich & Devika Rani Memorial - Naggar

Svetoslav Roerich & Devika Rani Memorial – Naggar

Svetoslav Roerich & Devika Rani Memorial - Naggar [ Verandah ]

Svetoslav Roerich & Devika Rani Memorial – Naggar [ Verandah ]

Svetoslav Roerich & Devika Rani Memorial - Naggar [ Verandah ]

Svetoslav Roerich & Devika Rani Memorial – Naggar [ Verandah ]

Svetoslav Roerich & Devika Rani Memorial - Naggar [ Verandah ]

Svetoslav Roerich & Devika Rani Memorial – Naggar [ Verandah ]

Svetoslav Roerich & Devika Rani Memorial - Naggar

Svetoslav Roerich & Devika Rani Memorial – Naggar

Svetoslav Roerich & Devika Rani Memorial - Naggar [ Staircase ]

Svetoslav Roerich & Devika Rani Memorial – Naggar [ Staircase ]

Svetoslav Roerich & Devika Rani Memorial - Naggar

Svetoslav Roerich & Devika Rani Memorial – Naggar

Svetoslav Roerich & Devika Rani Memorial - Naggar

Svetoslav Roerich & Devika Rani Memorial – Naggar

Svetoslav Roerich & Devika Rani Memorial - Naggar [ Surrounding ]

Svetoslav Roerich & Devika Rani Memorial – Naggar [ Surrounding ]

Svetoslav Roerich & Devika Rani Memorial - Naggar [ Surrounding ]

Svetoslav Roerich & Devika Rani Memorial – Naggar [ Surrounding ]

This main gate of the ground floor of Roerich Villa leads to the art gallery , where many precious and priceless paintings of Roerichs are displayed .

Svetoslav Roerich & Devika Rani Memorial - Naggar [ Entrance ]

Svetoslav Roerich & Devika Rani Memorial – Naggar [ Entrance ]

Svetoslav Roerich & Devika Rani Memorial - Naggar [ Roerich Paintings ]

Svetoslav Roerich & Devika Rani Memorial – Naggar [ Roerich Paintings ]

Svetoslav Roerich & Devika Rani Memorial - Naggar [ Roerich Paintings ]

Svetoslav Roerich & Devika Rani Memorial – Naggar [ Roerich Paintings ]

Svetoslav Roerich & Devika Rani Memorial - Naggar [ Roerich Paintings ]

Svetoslav Roerich & Devika Rani Memorial – Naggar [ Roerich Paintings ]

Svetoslav Roerich & Devika Rani Memorial - Naggar [ Roerich Paintings ]

Svetoslav Roerich & Devika Rani Memorial – Naggar [ Roerich Paintings ]

Svetoslav Roerich & Devika Rani Memorial - Naggar [ Roerich Paintings ]

Svetoslav Roerich & Devika Rani Memorial – Naggar [ Roerich Paintings ]

Svetoslav Roerich & Devika Rani Memorial - Naggar [ Roerich Paintings ]

Svetoslav Roerich & Devika Rani Memorial – Naggar [ Roerich Paintings ]

Svetoslav Roerich & Devika Rani Memorial - Naggar [ Roerich Paintings ]

Svetoslav Roerich & Devika Rani Memorial – Naggar [ Roerich Paintings ]

Svetoslav Roerich & Devika Rani Memorial - Naggar [ Roerich Paintings ]

Svetoslav Roerich & Devika Rani Memorial – Naggar [ Roerich Paintings ]

Svetoslav Roerich & Devika Rani Memorial - Naggar [ Roerich Paintings ]

Svetoslav Roerich & Devika Rani Memorial – Naggar [ Roerich Paintings ]

Svetoslav Roerich & Devika Rani Memorial - Naggar [ Roerich Paintings ]

Svetoslav Roerich & Devika Rani Memorial – Naggar [ Roerich Paintings ]

Svetoslav Roerich & Devika Rani Memorial - Naggar [ Roerich Paintings ]

Svetoslav Roerich & Devika Rani Memorial – Naggar [ Roerich Paintings ]

Svetoslav Roerich & Devika Rani Memorial - Naggar [ Roerich Paintings ]

Svetoslav Roerich & Devika Rani Memorial – Naggar [ Roerich Paintings ]

Svetoslav Roerich & Devika Rani Memorial - Naggar [ Roerich Paintings ]

Svetoslav Roerich & Devika Rani Memorial – Naggar [ Roerich Paintings ]

Svetoslav Roerich & Devika Rani Memorial - Naggar [ Roerich Paintings ]

Svetoslav Roerich & Devika Rani Memorial – Naggar [ Roerich Paintings ]

Svetoslav Roerich & Devika Rani Memorial - Naggar [ Roerich Paintings ]

Svetoslav Roerich & Devika Rani Memorial – Naggar [ Roerich Paintings ]

I bought a coffee – table book about Devika Rani and surveyed the Villa for the last time and then proceeded for Manikaran . Situated in the Parvati Valley and on the banks of Parvatiriver , Manikaran is famous for its hot springs . You can easily cook food in the boiling hot water . These streams are very close to ice – cold Parvati River . It is one of the wonders of Kullu district .

Way To Manikaran

Way To Manikaran

On Way To Manikaran

On Way To Manikaran

On Way To Manikaran

On Way To Manikaran

Gurudwara at Manikaran

Gurudwara at Manikaran

Gurudwara at Manikaran

Gurudwara at Manikaran

Gurudwara at Manikaran

Gurudwara at Manikaran

Gurudwara at Manikaran

Gurudwara at Manikaran

Hot Water Spring at Manikaran

Hot Water Spring at Manikaran

Hot Water Spring at Manikaran

Hot Water Spring at Manikaran

Hot Water Spring at Manikaran

Hot Water Spring at Manikaran

At Hot Water Spring at Manikaran

At Hot Water Spring at Manikaran

I finished my visit after visiting the Manikaran gurudwara and proceeded for Manali .

These are remote places . Even if I visit Manali again , I am not sure whether I would be visiting Manikaran again or not . On my return journey to Manali , I remembered Agyeya‘s famous lines and reached my hotel in the late evening .

पार्श्व गिरि का नम्र चीड़ों में , डगर चढ़ती उमंगों सी ;

बिछी पैरों में नदी ज्यों दर्द की रेखा , विहग शिशु मौन नीड़ों में ; 

मैंने आँख भर देखा , दिया मन को दिलासा ; 
पुनः आऊँगा , भले ही बरस दिन , अनगिन युगों के बाद ;

क्षितिज ने पलक सी खोली , दमक कर दामिनी बोली ;
” अरे यायावर ! रहेगा याद ? “
………………………………………………..अज्ञेय 
[ Tenderness of mighty mountains reflected in pine trees ,
Upward moving pathways symbolizing my enthusiasm ,
River , flowing deep down like a line of pain ,
Tiny tots of birds sitting silently in their nest ,
I saw everything with contentment ,
Consoled myself , I would come again ,
After a year or may be after ages ……….
Horizon opened its eyes , lightning dazzled in the sky ,
As if saying ………………
O Wanderer ! Would you ever even remember ? ]

B. K. Karanjia : A Priceless Pen Put To Rest


MUMBAI – MAHARASHTRA – INDIA           JUNE 29 , 2012           01.15 A.M.

Another icon of my youth faded into oblivion last week . One more titan of my growing years now ceases to exist . A priceless , mighty pen is put to rest .

Renowned film journalist and former chairman of the National Films Development Corporation [ NFDC ] , Burjor K. Karanjia , popularly known as ‘BK’ ,  passed away at the Jehangir hospital , Pune at 1.15 pm on June 22 , 2012 . He was 92 years old at the time of his death .

He is survived by two daughters ; Routton and Delshad  and a son Yuzud.

From Mumbai , Karanjia had moved to Pune in 2007 . He was staying in a flat at Sopan Baug . He had suffered a hip fracture in 2010 and had undergone a surgery and recovered miraculously.

He was a loner and would prefer to read a lot .

The Karanjia family moved to India from Quetta , Balochistan , Pakistan after Partition . He had named his south Mumbai residence as ” Quetta Terrace ” , which stood a short distance away from the historic Jinnah House.

English: Quetta City

Quetta City (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Quetta Railway Station, Quetta, Balochistan, P...

Quetta Railway Station, Quetta, Balochistan, Pakistan (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Karanjia’s elder brother , Russy K. Karanjia , also a well-known journalist , had died five years ago .

Karanjia had qualified for the Indian Civil Services . However , he chose to pursue entertainment and film journalism , while Russy pursued investigative journalism .  After doing stints as a reporter , he went on to become the editor of  ” Filmfare ” , ” Screen ” , ” Cine Voice ” and ” Movie Times ” .

Filmfare magazine February 2006 edition

Filmfare magazine February 2006 edition (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Karanjia was the founder of the Films Financing Corporation . He later became chairman of the NFDC and set a precedent to finance low-budget movies for new and talented filmmakers .

B. K. Karanjia authored several books on the entertainment industry.

I used to admire his style of writing in Filmfare . I became a regular subscriber of Filmfare only because of him . In my younger days he became synonymous with Filmfare . It is sad that he is no more .
I mourn his demise deeply .

[ I have taken all the information from various articles available on the internet . ]

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Vidur’s Blog Translated in Dutch Language


1oo jaar van gesneden brood

Geplaatst op 4 januari 2012 door Vidur [Kamal Nayan Chaturvedi]

MUMBAI – Maharashtra – INDIA 04 januari 2012 00.15 AM

Lees net een zeer interessant nieuws item in de hedendaagse “Mumbai Mirror” en werd de verleiding om een blog te schrijven.

Gesneden brood voltooit 100 jaar in 2012. Het is een deel van ons leven en niemand denkt dat het niet – bestaande voor 100 jaar. Maar het feit van de zaak is dat gesneden brood het eerst opgedoken in 1912. Nu is het uitgegroeid tot een onlosmakelijk deel van ons leven.

 

Sliced breadGesneden Brood

Amerikaanse juwelier Otto Rohwedder is bijgeschreven op de machine uit te vinden om het snijden brood in stukjes. Hij vond de machine in 1912. Maar helaas deze primitieve machine werd vernietigd in een brand.

 

English: Birthplace of Sliced bread in Chillic...Geboorteplaats van gesneden brood in Missouri, USA

Otto Rohwedder duurde het nog 16 jaar en maakte nog een brood snijmachinemachine in 1928. Deze machine gesneden het brood en verpakt het ook.

 

1930 photograph from the magazine Popular Scie...Broodsnijmachine in 1930

Binnen 5 jaar van deze uitvinding ongesneden brood begon te vervagen.

Ik herinner me mijn kindertijd dagen in Deoria , Uttar Pradesh. Ik had vroeger een Sindhi bakkerij bezoek aan brood, ongesneden brood te kopen. De Sindhi bakker gebruikt om dat brood in stukken gesneden per onze vraag. Later in de jaren ’60 gesneden brood zijn intrede in Deoria en sindsdien is het uitgegroeid tot bijna een deel van mijn leven.

 

Two loaves of pain de mie. The loaf at right w...Onversneden Brood

Moeilijk om een leven voorstellen zonder gesneden brood. En nu weet ik de volle betekenis van het spreekwoord, “de beste sinds gesneden brood” of “de grootste stap voorwaarts in de bakkerij-industrie sinds brood was gewikkeld”.

Blij en gelukkig dat 2012 zijn honderdjarig jaar.

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Vidur’s Travel Diary – 11 : Manali


DEORIA – UTTAR PRADESH – INDIA           JUNE 19 , 2012           11.45 P.M.

It is much delayed blog . I wanted to write and post it immediately after my return from Manali on April 10 , 2012 but couldn’t do it because of my eye operation . Then there were other works like ; training actors and writing my book on acting and this particular blog got postponed and delayed . I decided to complete it and post it today , while sitting in the office cum study of my Deoria house .

One day while I was in my class in Mumbai , I got a call from Karan Johar’s Dharma Productions . They wanted me to train the stars of their new film which stars Ranbir Kapoor , Deepika Padukone , Kalki Koechlin and Aditya Roy Kapoor . And for that they wanted me to travel to Manali for a month . I jumped at the idea because Himachal Pradesh , along with the Union Territory of Chandigarh , are the only provinces of North India , which I have not visited yet . And my second temptation was that I would be able to meet Ranbir Kapoor after a long time , whom I have trained for ” Saawariya “ . In addition to that I would get an opportunity to work with Deepika Padukone and Kalki Koechlin also .

Map of India showing location of Himachal Pradesh

Map of India showing location of Himachal Pradesh (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

From Mumbai , I took early morning flight for Chandigarh on March 18 , 2012 . I reached Chandigarh and proceeded for Manali by car , I saw this Union Territory for the first time . Chandigarh is the first planned city of independent India . I was simply amazed . Swanky airport , 4 / 6 lane roads , gigantic traffic islands and neatly maintained colonies ; Chandigarh is pride of India .

Chandigarh Airport

Chandigarh Airport

A Traffic Island of Chandigarh

A Traffic Island of Chandigarh

I could not watch much because I was put in a car and immediately proceeded for 310 km. long road journey to Manali . My impression of Chandigarh is what I could see through the window of a speeding car .

Travelling time to Manali from Chandigarh is 11 hours . As soon as I entered  Himachal Pradesh , hills started. Snow capped mountains and rocky landscape is beautiful and breathtaking . As per Hindu legends Manali is associated with Manu , who started procreation on the pious land of Manali after the great deluge , MAHAPRALAY , the end of the world . It happened in SATYUGA . Manali is also associated with Maharshi Shringi , who performed PUTRESHTI YAGYA for King Dhasharath and thus the king got 4 sons ; Rama , Bharat , Lakshman and Shatrughna . It happened in TRETAYUGA . In DWAPARYUGA , Arjun worshipped Shiva in a cage near Manali and got PASHUPATASTRA . His elder brother Bheem married Hidimba here and had a son Ghatotkach . Thus from SATYUGA to TRETEYUG to DWAPARYUG , Manali is closely associated with our history , culture and ethos .

Known as Queen of Hill Stations , Manali is situated at an altitude of 2050 metres and is 40 km. away from Kullu , the district headquarters . One can reach Manali by road via Chandigarh or you can take a flight to Kullu and then proceed for Manali by car .

Sunset - On Way to Manali

Sunset – On Way to Manali

A Road Side Restaurant - On Way To Manali

A Road Side Restaurant – On Way To Manali

After 11 hour-long car journey from Chandigarh , I reached Manali and was put at Hotel Quality Inn River Country Resort . Chilli winds greeted me at the arrival . I was forced to take out my woollen jacket . I was amazed at the difference of weather condition in India . When I left Mumbai , its temperature was 35 degree celsius . In Manali inside the room heater was on .

Hotel Quality Inn River Country is a fabulous hotel . It’s only drawback is that it is 2/3 km. away from the Mall Road , main market of Manali .

Quality Inn River Country Resort - Manali

Quality Inn River Country Resort – Manali

My Room in Quality Inn River Country Resort - Manali

My Room in Quality Inn River Country Resort – Manali

Manali city is evenly divided in two parts by Bias river . I could see the streams of Bias through the window of my hotel room .

River Bias Which Flows & Devides Manali In 2 Parts

River Bias Which Flows & Divides Manali In 2 Parts

River Bias - Another View

River Bias – Another View

Way To Mall Road - Manali

Way To Mall Road – Manali

It is not easy to get autos in Manali and that too for a short distance . So next day I gathered courage and walked to The Mall . And I was hooked . A small but beautiful market welcomed me . One can buy woolen clothes from various shops . It is made of pure wool and cheaper also .

Mall Road - Manali

Mall Road – Manali

Mall Road - Manali

Mall Road – Manali

Mall Road - Manali

Mall Road – Manali

Mall Road - Manali

Mall Road – Manali

Rain Washed Mall Road

Rain Washed Mall Road

Due to some prior booking at the Quality Inn River Country Resort , I had to shift to another place , Hotel Piccadilly , after a week . It is again a beautiful hotel with some minus points . It’s main plus point is that it is situated at the Mall . So shopping and even strolling is easy and convenient .

Hotel Piccadily - Manali

Hotel Piccadilly – Manali

Hotel Manu Allaya is another fabulous hotel where I used to go to train Kalki Koechlin .

Hotel Many Allaya - Manali

Hotel Many Allaya – Manali

A Corridor of Hotel Many Allaya - Manali

A Corridor of Hotel Many Allaya – Manali

Reception Hotel Manu Allaya - Manali

Reception Hotel Manu Allaya – Manali

At Hotel Manu Allaya - Manali

At Hotel Manu Allaya – Manali

As I have stated earlier , Manali city is divided in two parts by river Bias . City is situated on both the banks of Bias and beyond that there is snow – capped mountains on both sides . Weather is simply heavenly and salubrious .

Manali - East of the River Bias

Manali – East of the River Bias

A Bridge on Bias - Connecting East & West Manali

A Bridge on Bias – Connecting East & West Manali

Panoramic Views of Manali

Panoramic Views of Manali

Panoramic Views of Manali

Panoramic Views of Manali

Panoramic Views of Manali

Panoramic Views of Manali

Panoramic View of Manali

Panoramic View of Manali

Sun Sets on Manali

Sun Sets on Manali

River Bias in Manali

River Bias in Manali

Jungal Near Mall - Manali

Jungal Near Mall – Manali

Colourful Tibetan monastery is another landmark place . It is situated near the Mall .

Tibetan Monastery

Tibetan Monastery

I never knew that Hidimba of MAHABHARAT belonged to Manali . There is a pagoda like temple dedicated to Hidimba , known as Devi Hadimba in popular parlance . King Bhadur Shah built this temple in 1553 . This four tiered pagoda shaped temple is made of wood . Front door is carved with figures and symbols and is also made of wood . King Bhadur Shah was very happy to see the temple when it was completed . As per local tradition , king ordered to cut off the hand of the person who made this temple , so that he can not replicate this temple elsewhere . Undaunted by this misfortune , the artiste trained his left hand and made even better version of this temple at Trilokinath in Chamba district . It is so unfortunate that local people thought that this masterpiece should not be made anywhere , so they chopped off the head of that artiste . That poor nameless fellow lost his hand first and his life later on , for creating two masterpieces .

Hadimba Temple - Manali

Hadimba Temple – Manali

At Hadimba Temple - Manali

At Hadimba Temple – Manali

Wooden Main Gate of Hadimba Temple - Manali

Wooden Main Gate of Hadimba Temple – Manali

Deodar Lined Path of Hadimba Temple

Deodar Lined Path of Hadimba Temple

In the compound and vicinity of Hadimba temple , one can see yaks in abundance . I myself saw a yak for the first time in the compound of Hadimba temple .

Yak at Hadimba Temple - Manali

Yak at Hadimba Temple – Manali

Span Spa & Resort is a marvellous property , which is though modern but still steeped in tradition . It is situated few km. away from Manali on the banks of Bias .

Span Resort - Manali

Span Resort – Manali

Span Resort - Manali

Span Resort – Manali

Span Resort - Manali

Span Resort – Manali

Span Resort - Manali

Span Resort – Manali

How come someone complete any travelogue of Manali without going to Rohtang Pass . At an altitude of 3980 metres , Rohtang Pass is situated 51 km. away from Manali . This pass connects Manali to Leh in Ladakh . It is open for public from June to September every year . So when I was there , it was closed . Road was cleared till Gulaba only . So I did not get the opportunity to visit Rohtang Pass . I went up to Gulaba only . Despite inclement weather , I enjoyed my 5 day consecutive visits to the place . 4/5 layers of woollen clothes were not sufficient even in the month of April .

On The Way - From Manali to Rohtang Pass

On The Way – From Manali to Rohtang Pass

On The Way - From Manali to Rohtang Pass

On The Way – From Manali to Rohtang Pass

On The Way - From Manali to Rohtang Pass

On The Way – From Manali to Rohtang Pass

Gulaba - Inbetween Manali & Rohtang Pass

Gulaba – in-between Manali & Rohtang Pass

Gulaba - Inbetween Manali & Rohtang Pass

Gulaba – in-between Manali & Rohtang Pass

At Gulaba - Inbetween Manali & Rohtang Pass

At Gulaba – in-between Manali & Rohtang Pass

At Gulaba - Inbetween Manali & Rohtang Pass

At Gulaba – in-between Manali & Rohtang Pass

Sun Sers At Gulaba - Inbetween Manali & Rohtang Pass

Sun Sets At Gulaba – in-between Manali & Rohtang Pass

Manali - Leh Highway via Rohtang Pass

Manali – Leh Highway via Rohtang Pass

I reached Manali in the night of March 18 , 2012 . Stayed there for 21 days . It was a different experience . I thoroughly enjoyed my paid holiday , courtesy Dharma Productions .

After every visit I remember Hindi poet Agyeya’s lines . In the case of Manali , these oft – repeated lines are more pertinent and relevent .

पार्श्व गिरि का नम्र चीड़ों में , डगर चढ़ती उमंगों सी ;

बिछी पैरों में नदी ज्यों दर्द की रेखा , विहग शिशु मौन नीड़ों में ; 

मैंने आँख भर देखा , दिया मन को दिलासा ; 
पुनः आऊँगा , भले ही बरस दिन , अनगिन युगों के बाद ;

क्षितिज ने पलक सी खोली , दमक कर दामिनी बोली ;
” अरे यायावर ! रहेगा याद ? “
………………………………………………..अज्ञेय 
[ Tenderness of mighty mountains reflected in pine trees ,
Upward moving pathways symbolizing my enthusiasm ,
River , flowing deep down like a line of pain ,
Tiny tots of birds sitting silently in their nest ,
I saw everything with contentment ,
Consoled myself , I would come again ,
After a year or may be after ages ……….
Horizon opened its eyes , lightning dazzled in the sky ,
As if saying ………………
O Wanderer ! Would you ever even remember ? ]

Mehdi Hassan Sahab : Chale Bhi Aao Ki Gulshan Ka karobar Chale …..


MUMBAI – MAHARASHTRA – INDIA           JUNE 15 , 2012           07.35 P.M.

Mehdi Hassan Saheb is being buried today . An era ended on June 13 , 2012 , when he died . And today on June 15 , 2012 as he is being buried , ghazal is being silenced . When I heard about the sad demise of Mehdi Hassan Sahab , I was deeply saddened . Jagjit Singh Ji left us last year in October 2011 and now Mehdi Hassan is also gone . World of ghazal will never be same again .

Along with Begam Akhtar of India , Mehdi Hassan changed the scenario of ghazal singing in this continent . They were purists . Their singing was based on classical ragas , yet their popularity among masses was immense . It was unparalleled , unflinching and unquestioned .

Begam Akhtar

Begam Akhtar

Jagjit Singh

Jagjit Singh

Born in Rajasthan , India on July 18 , 1927 in a family of traditional musicians ,  Mehdi Hassan migrated to Pakistan after partition . In 1957 he got an opportunity to sing on Radio Pakistan . Later on slowly he started singing ghazals and became enormously popular , first in Pakistan and later on in India . Subsequently his popularity rose in all the countries of this sub – continent .

English: Cropped version of File:SAARC.PNG foc...

English: Cropped version of Indian Sub – Continent (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Due to his illness , he stopped singing from 1980 . Later on he completely stopped singing because of his worsening condition . After suffering for 12 years , Mehdi Hassan Sahab died on June 13 , 2012 in Karachi , Pakistan .

Mehdi Hassan Sahab in Hospital

Mehdi Hassan Sahab in Hospital

I have a LP record of Mehdi Hassan Sahab at my home in Deoria . ” Gulon me rang bhare vade nau bahar chale “ is my favourite . ” Patta patta boota boota hal hamara jane hai “ is another gem . ” Dekh to dil ki jaan se uthata hai “ can make you cry . Ranjish hi sahi dil hi dukhane ke liye aa , aa phir se mujhe chhod ke jane ke liye aa “ is unforgettable . ” Navak andaz jidhar deeda – e – jana honge ” and  ” Phool hi phool khil utthe “ are another tender numbers in that LP record .

Apart from many Urdu ghazals , he sang many Persian ghazals also .

He is being laid to rest today . After Begam Akhtar and Jagjit Singh , now another titan is gone . As I said in the beginning world of ghazal will never be same again .

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150 Years of First Christian Saint of India


MUMBAI – MAHARASHTRA – INDIA           JUNE 11. 2012           02.00 A.M.

Read a very small news item in the June 09 , 2012 issue of Times of India . It was about St. Gonsalo Garcia , a Christian missionary of Indian origin , who is also the first saint of Indian origin . He was crucified in Japan for propagating Christianity .

It was very shocking to say the least . While reading about St. Gomsalo Garcia , I remember a very tragic and sad case of a Christian missionary Graham Staines , who was murdered , while working in Odisha province of India .

Map of India showing location of Orissa

Map of India showing location of Odisha (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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Locator map of the state of Odisha, India with district boundaries. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

In 1999 , an Australian Christian missionary Graham Staines was burnt alive along with his two sons Timothy [ aged 9 ] and Philip [ aged 7 ] , while they were sleeping in his station wagon at Manoharpur village in Keonjhar district in Odisha . This was an unfortunate incident and a blot on the SARVA DHARMA SAMABHAV [ All Religions Are Equal ] credentials of India . No sane person can justify communal violence of any kind . Every one condemned the incident and appealed for peace and immediate halt of attacks against Christians . But seculars and left – liberal intellectuals pounced on right – wingers and nationalists for the gruesome murder . They still throw venom on nationalist forces for gruesome Graham Staines murder . Though they conveniently forget about Swami Lakshmanananda’s murder .

English: Graham Staines and family

Graham Staines and family (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

In their eagerness and zeal to condemn the nationalist forces , these seculars and left – liberals forget that Dara Singh was convicted in 2009 for leading the rampaging mob against Christians . In 2011 the Supreme Court of India upheld life imprisonment for Dara Singh . Justice prevailed , rule of law upheld and in a predominantly Hindu nation , Gaham Staines , an Australian Christian missionary got justice .

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While reading the article of Times of India , I was pained that St.Gonsalo Garcia was crucified in Japan in 1597 . Seculars and left – liberals are not that vociferous in condemnation in this case as they are in the case of India . Why Japan is not condemned the way India is always condemned for the communal violence ?

Gonsalo Garcia was born in Gass village of Vasai , Mumbai in 1557 . At that time Vasai was under Portuguese rule and was known as Bassein . Since childhood , Gonsalo had a strong desire to become a Jesuit priest . At the age of 15 , he came in contact with another Jesuit priest Sebastio Gonsalves and went to Japan and worked in his mission . For a brief period he moved to Philippines but later on returned to Japan , joined Franciscan order and started preaching Christianity .

Local Buddhist monks got envious and they forced the Japanese authorities to arrest all Christian missionaries including Gonsalo Garcia . They were sentenced to death and crucified on a hill in Nagasaki on February 05 , 1597 .

In Christian world they are known as ” Nagasaki Martyrs ” . On June 08 , 1862 Pope Pius IX declared them saints . Christians of Mumbai are celebrating 150 years of canonization of St . Gonsalo Garcia this year .

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Pope Pius IX standing in front of his papal tiara. fairuse (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

When anti Christian riots happened in some parts of India , specially in Odisha , seculars and left – liberal intellectuals lambasted nationalists and right – wingers .Why are they silent in this case . Though the incident happened in 1597 but it did  happen . And it is against all the accepted norms of secular society .

I , at least , deeply condemn the brutal murder of St. Gonsalo Garcia and hail the judicial system of my country . Graham Staines and his two sons got justice and Dara Singh is languishing in prison for his crime .

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supreme court of india. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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A Visitor From GUERNSEY


MUMBAI – MAHARASHTRA – INDIA           JUNE 09 , 2012           01.00 A.M.

Almost a year back , I added a link of Flag Counter on my blog space . It helps me to know the names of the countries of the visitors of my blog . As soon as a visitor hits my blog , flag of his country appears on my flag counter .

On June 07 , 2012 , when I saw a new flag on the flag counter , I opened the link and got a shock of my life . The new visiting country’s name appeared as GUERNSEY. I rubbed my eyes , pinched my palm and then got assured that the name of the new visiting country is definitely GUERNSEY .

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Till this date , as I am posting this blog , 116 countries have visited my blog space . GUERNSEY is the 115th country . Frankly speaking , I have not even heard the name of this country . I immediately clicked on the flag counter and got some knowledge about the country . Today I googled GUERNSEY and became more familiar with the country . A tiny island , GUERNSEY is situated 30 miles from the west coast of France and 75 miles south of England . GUERNSEY is a British Crown Dependency . She has a population of 65068 only . Her capital is Saint Peter Port and she has total area of  78 km..

Let us try to know something more about GUERNSEY .

[ Excerpts from Wikipedia ]

Guernsey (play /ˈɡɜrnzi/ GURN-zee), officially the Bailiwick of Guernsey (French: Bailliage de Guernesey, IPA: [bajaʒ də ɡɛʁnəzɛ]), is a British Crown dependency in the English Channel off the coast of Normandy.

The Bailiwick of Guernsey embraces not only all 10 parishes on the Island of Guernsey, but also the islands of Herm, Jethou, and Lihou. Furthermore, the Bailiwick includes Alderney and Sark, which each has its own parliament.

Although its defence is the responsibility of the United Kingdom, the Bailiwick of Guernsey is not part of the UK; and while it participates in the Common Travel Area, it is not part of the European Union.

The Bailiwick of Guernsey is included (along with the Bailiwick of Jersey) in the grouping known as the Channel Islands.

During World War I approximately 3,000 island men served in the British Expeditionary Force. Of these, about 1,000 served in the Royal Guernsey Light Infantry regiment which was formed from the Royal Guernsey Militia in 1916.

The Bailiwick of Guernsey was occupied by German troops in World War II. Before the occupation, many Guernsey children were evacuated to England to live with relatives or strangers during the war. Some children were never reunited with their families.

Several European countries have consulate presence in the island. The French Consulate is based at Victor Hugo‘s former residence at Hauteville House. The German Honorary Consulate is based at local design and advertising agency Betley Whitehorne.

While Guernsey has complete autonomy over internal affairs and certain external matters, the topic of complete independence from the British Crown has been discussed widely and frequently, with ideas ranging from Guernsey obtaining independence as a Dominion to the bailiwicks of Guernsey and Jersey uniting and forming an independent Federal State within the Commonwealth, whereby both islands retain their independence with regards to domestic affairs but internationally, the islands would be regarded as one state.

English is the language in general use by the majority of the population, while Guernésiais, the Norman language of the island, is spoken fluently by only about 2% of the population (according to 2001 census). However, 14% of the population claim some understanding of the language.  Georges Métivier, considered by some to be the island’s national poet, wrote in Guernesiais. The loss of the island’s language and the Anglicisation of its culture, which began in the nineteenth century and proceeded inexorably for a century, accelerated sharply when the majority of the island’s school children were evacuated to the UK for five years during the German occupation of 1940–1945.

Georges Métivier

[ Georges Métivier, considered by some to be the island’s national poet. ]

Victor Hugo wrote some of his best-known works while in exile in Guernsey, including Les Misérables. His home in St. Peter Port, Hauteville House, is now a museum administered by the city of Paris. In 1866, he published a novel set in the island, Travailleurs de la Mer (Toilers of the Sea), which he dedicated to the island of Guernsey.

Location of Guernsey

Location of Guernsey

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Image of Guernsey , British Crown Dependencies (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Map of Guernsey

Map of Guernsey

Map of the parishes of Guernsey.

Map of the parishes of Guernsey. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Flag of Guernsey (bordered)

Flag of Guernsey (bordered) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Civil ensign of Guernsey

Civil ensign of Guernsey (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Flag of Guernsey flying in St. Peter Port

Flag of Guernsey flying in St. Peter Port (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Airport of Guernsey

Airport of Guernsey

St. Peter Port

St. Peter Port

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Guernsey (Photo credit: neonbubble)

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Guernsey (Photo credit: neonbubble)

Guernsey

Guernsey

Guernsey Harbour

Guernsey Harbour

Ryman Auditorium, where The Byrds made their a...

Ryman Auditorium, where The Byrds made their appearance at the Grand Ole Opry on March 15, 1968. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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Guernsey (Photo credit: neonbubble)

I never knew above mentioned facts , which I have taken from Wikipedia . I am a student of history and always take pride in the fact that my general knowledge is very good . Still I have not heard about GUERNSEY . I was even oblivious of her existence .

So , when an anonymous visitor from GUERNSEY visited my blog space , I was elated . I was simply ecstatic . I don’t think I will get an opportunity to visit this beautiful island nation . But who know ? May be some day I will land there . May be some day I will get a chance to pay obeisance to the house , where Victor Hugo stayed and wrote some of his famous novels .

WHO KNOWS ! !

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महारानी एलिजाबेथ द्वितीय की ताजपोशी के 60 साल

Posted on June 7, 2012 by Vidur [ Kamal Nayan Chaturvedi ] विदुर [कमल नयन चतुर्वेदी] द्वारा 7 जून, 2012 पर पोस्ट

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Queen of United Kingdom (as well as Canada, Australia, and other Commonwealth realms) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Queen of United Kingdom (as well as Canada, Australia, and other Commonwealth realms ) यूनाइटेड किंगडम के रानी (और साथ ही कनाडा, ऑस्ट्रेलिया, और अन्य स्थानों राष्ट्रमंडल)

I am a student of history and I have studied History of England also . मैं इतिहास के एक छात्र हूँ और मैं इंग्लैंड के इतिहास का अध्ययन किया है भी. I am quite familiar with numerous kings and queens of United Kingdom . मैं कई और राजा रानियों के साथ काफी परिचित हूँ यूनाइटेड किंगडम . When I was doing post graduation in English Literature , British history was a subject in the University of Allahabad . जब मैं अंग्रेजी साहित्य में स्नातकोत्तर कर रहा था, ब्रिटिश इतिहास इलाहाबाद विश्वविद्यालय में एक विषय था. Reign of Queen Victoria always fascinated me . के शासनकाल महारानी विक्टोरिया हमेशा मुझे मोहित. Her reign is epochal and will be remembered because she is the longest reigning monarch in the history of United Kingdom . उसके शासनकाल युगारंभिक है और क्योंकि वह सबसे लंबे समय तक राज सम्राट है ब्रिटेन के इतिहास में याद किया जाएगा . She ruled for 63 years and 7 months . वह 63 वर्ष और 7 महीने तक शासन किया. Since Queen Elizabeth II , is celebrating diamond jubilee of her coronation this week , and she has become the 2nd longest reigning monarch of United Kingdom after Queen Victoria , I thought that I must write a blog on this event . महारानी एलिजाबेथ द्वितीय के बाद से, उसके राज्याभिषेक की हीरक जयंती इस सप्ताह मना रहा है, और वह 2 यूनाइटेड किंगडम के सबसे लंबे समय तक राज सम्राट महारानी विक्टोरिया के बाद मैंने सोचा कि मैं इस घटना पर एक ब्लॉग लिखना चाहिए बन गया है.

She is the longest-lived and second-longest-reigning monarch of the United Kingdom , after Queen Victoria and the second-longest-serving current head of state after King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand , who ascended the throne in 1946 , 6 years before Queen Elizabeth II . वह लंबे समय तक रहता है और यूनाइटेड किंगडम के दूसरे सबसे लंबे समय तक राज सम्राट और महारानी विक्टोरिया के बाद राजा के बाद दूसरे सबसे लंबे समय तक सेवा राज्य की वर्तमान सिर भूमिबोल Adulyadej की थाईलैंड , महारानी से पहले 6 साल जो 1946 में सिंहासन ascended, एलिजाबेथ द्वितीय.

Victoria of the United Kingdom (英女王維多利亞)

Victoria of the United Kingdom (英女王維多利亞) (Photo credit: Kvasir79)

Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom (Photo credit: Kvasir79) यूनाइटेड किंगडम के महारानी विक्टोरिया (फ़ोटो क्रेडिट: Kvasir79)

English: Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej wa...Thailand’s King Bhumibol Adulyadej waves to well-wishers during a concert at Siriraj hospital in Bangkok on September 29, 2010.(Photo credit: Wikipedia) थाईलैंड के राजा Bhumibol Adulyadej बैंकाक में Siriraj अस्पताल में एक संगीत कार्यक्रम के दौरान 29 सितंबर, 2010 पर शुभचिंतकों (फोटो क्रेडिट: विकिपीडिया) लहरों

For the connoisseurs and students of history , Queen Elizabeth II has other many fascinating records also to her credit . और connoisseurs के इतिहास के छात्रों के लिए, महारानी एलिजाबेथ द्वितीय अन्य भी उसे क्रेडिट करने के लिए कई आकर्षक रिकॉर्ड है. She outlived many Prime Ministers of India and United Kingdom and several Presidents of France and United States of America . During her 60 year-long tenure , India has seen , from Jawahar Lal Nehru to Manmohan Singh , as many as 13 Prime Ministers . वह कई खत्म भारत के प्रधानमंत्री और यूनाइटेड किंगडम और कई फ्रांस के राष्ट्रपति और अमेरिका के संयुक्त राज्य अमेरिका उसे 60 साल के लंबे कार्यकाल के दौरान, भारत, जवाहर लाल नेहरू से मनमोहन सिंह को देखा है, के रूप में कई के रूप में 13 प्रधानमंत्रियों. Out of these 13 Prime Ministers 09 are already dead . इन 13 प्रधानमंत्रियों में से 09 पहले से ही मर चुके हैं.

During her tenure , USA saw 12 Presidents . उसके कार्यकाल के दौरान, संयुक्त राज्य अमेरिका के 12 राष्ट्रपतियों देखा. From Harry S. Truman , the 33rd President to the present incumbent Barack Obama , the 44th President , she has seen them all . हैरी एस ट्रूमैन, 33 राष्ट्रपति को वर्तमान अवलंबी बराक ओबामा, 44 वें राष्ट्रपति से, वह उन सब को देखा है. Out of these 12 Presidents of USA , 7 are already dead . इन 12 बाहर संयुक्त राज्य अमेरिका के राष्ट्रपतियों , 7 पहले से ही मर चुके हैं.

During her tenure , France elected as many as 11 Presidents . उसके कार्यकाल के दौरान, फ्रांस के रूप में कई के रूप में 11 राष्ट्रपति निर्वाचित. Out of these 11 Presidents ; 2 belonged to the 4th French Republic and the rest 9 , including the present incumbent , belonged to the 5th French Republic . इन 11 राष्ट्रपतियों के बाहर, 2 4 फ्रांस गणराज्य और 9 बाकी वर्तमान अवलंबी सहित था, 5 फ्रेंच गणराज्य थे.

She , during her tenure , administered oath of office to as many as 11 Prime Ministers of United Kingdom . वह, उसके कार्यकाल के दौरान, यूनाइटेड किंगडम के रूप में कई के रूप में 11 प्रधानमंत्रियों को पद एवं गोपनीयता की शपथ दिलाई. Out of these 11 Prime Ministers , many served for more than one term . इन 11 प्रधानमंत्रियों के बाहर, एक से अधिक अवधि के लिए कई सेवा.

So for the record , she has seen 11 Prime Ministers of United Kingdom , 11 Presidents of France , 12 Presidents of USA and 13 Prime Ministers of India . रिकार्ड के लिए, वह यूनाइटेड किंगडम के 11 प्रधानमंत्रियों, 11 फ्रांस के राष्ट्रपति, संयुक्त राज्य अमेरिका के 12 राष्ट्रपति और भारत के 13 प्रधानमंत्रियों को देखा है. 3 more years of her reign and she will eclipse Queen Victoria also as the longest reigning monarch of United Kingdom . उसके शासनकाल के 3 साल है और वह महारानी विक्टोरिया यूनाइटेड किंगडम के सबसे लंबे समय तक राज सम्राट के रूप में भी ग्रहण करेंगे.

Philip Alexius de Laszlo: Princess Elizabeth o...Princess Elizabeth of York, currently Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom, painted when she was seven years old (1933) (Photo credit: Wikipedia) न्यूयॉर्क की राजकुमारी एलिजाबेथ, वर्तमान में यूनाइटेड किंगडम के महारानी एलिजाबेथ द्वितीय, जब वह सात साल का था पेंट (1933) (फोटो क्रेडिट: विकिपीडिया)

” Queen Elizabeth II ( Elizabeth Alexandra Mary ; born 21 April 1926 is the constitutional monarch of 16 sovereign states known as the Commonwealth realms , and head of the 54-member Commonwealth of Nations . She is also head of state of the Crown Dependencies . On her accession in 1952, she became Head of the Commonwealth and queen regnant of seven independent Commonwealth countries: the United Kingdom , Canada , Australia , New Zealand , South Africa , Pakistan , and Ceylon . Between 1956 and 1992, the number of her realms varied as territories gained independence and some realms became republics. Today, in addition to the first four aforementioned countries, Elizabeth is Queen of Jamaica , Barbados , the Bahamas , Grenada , Papua New Guinea , the Solomon Islands , Tuvalu , Saint Lucia , Saint Vincent and the Grenadines , Belize , Antigua and Barbuda , and Saint Kitts and Nevis . Her reign of 60 years is the second longest for a British monarch ; only Queen Victoria has reigned longer at 63 years. Elizabeth’s Diamond Jubilee is being celebrated during 2012. “ महारानी एलिजाबेथ द्वितीय ( एलिजाबेथ एलेक्जेंड्रा मैरी , 21 अप्रैल 1926 को पैदा हुआ है वह भी संवैधानिक सम्राट 16 के संप्रभु राज्यों के रूप में जाना जाता राष्ट्रमंडल स्थानों , और सिर के 54 सदस्य राष्ट्र के राष्ट्रमंडल के राज्य के सिर है. राजत्व निर्भरता में. 1952 में उसे परिग्रहण, वह बन गया राष्ट्रमंडल के प्रमुख रानी और शासक सात स्वतंत्र राष्ट्रमंडल देशों की: यूनाइटेड किंगडम , कनाडा , ऑस्ट्रेलिया , न्यूजीलैंड , दक्षिण अफ्रीका , पाकिस्तान , और सीलोन 1956 और 1992 के बीच, उसके स्थानों की संख्या में विविध. के रूप में प्रदेशों स्वतंत्रता प्राप्त की और कुछ स्थानों गणराज्यों आज बन गया. पहले चार में aforementioned देशों के अलावा, एलिजाबेथ की रानी है जमैका , बारबाडोस , बहामा , ग्रेनेडा , पापुआ न्यू गिनी , सोलोमन द्वीप , तुवालु , सेंट लूसिया , सेंट विन्सेंट और ग्रेनेजियन्स , बेलीज , एंटीगुआ और बारबुडा , और सेंट किट्स और नेविस . 60 वर्ष की उसका शासनकाल एक ब्रिटिश सम्राट के लिए दूसरा सबसे लंबे समय तक , केवल महारानी विक्टोरिया अब 63 साल में राज्य एलिजाबेथ डायमंड जुबली वर्ष 2012 के दौरान मनाया जा रहा है.

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Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of ...Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. महारानी एलिजाबेथ द्वितीय और प्रिंस फिलिप, ड्यूक ऑफ एडिनबर्ग. Coronation portrait, June 1953, London, England. ताजपोशी के चित्र जून, 1953, लंदन, इंग्लैंड.

Badge issued for Queen Elizabeth II's coronationBadge issued for Queen Elizabeth II’s coronation महारानी एलिजाबेथ द्वितीय के राज्याभिषेक के लिए जारी बिल्ला

GB Elizabeth II Coronation Stamp 1953 Scanned ...GB Elizabeth II Coronation Stamp 1953 Scanned from personal collection Jeff Knaggs 10:45, 29 Nov 2004 जीबी एलिजाबेथ द्वितीय राज्याभिषेक स्टाम्प 1953 निजी संग्रह जेफ 10:45 Knaggs, 29 नवम्बर 2004 से स्कैन

English: Coronation Tree, Lincoln's Inn Fields...English: Coronation Tree, Lincoln’s Inn Fields, London WC1 This tree was planted in 1953 to commemorate the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II. अंग्रेजी: कोरोनेशन ट्री, लिंकन्स इन फील्ड्स, लंदन WC1 यह पेड़ 1953 में लगाया गया था महारानी एलिजाबेथ द्वितीय के राज्याभिषेक के अवसर. [1247865] [1247865]

Members of the Royal Family in the Royal box a...Members of the Royal Family in the Royal box at Westminster Abbey during the coronation of Elizabeth II. एलिजाबेथ द्वितीय के राज्याभिषेक के दौरान वेस्टमिंस्टर एब्बे में रॉयल बॉक्स में शाही परिवार के सदस्य.

English: A map of the British Empire in 1921 w...A map of the British Empire in 1921 when it was at its height. 1921 में ब्रिटिश साम्राज्य का एक नक्शा जब यह अपनी ऊंचाई पर था. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) (फोटो क्रेडिट: विकिपीडिया)

The same as previous version but much nicer co...

The same as previous version but much nicer colour! (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Queen Elizabeth II’s Empire in 2012 (Photo credit: Wikipedia) 2012 में महारानी एलिजाबेथ द्वितीय के साम्राज्य (फोटो क्रेडिट: विकिपीडिया)

English: Cropped version of File:Bundesarchiv ...Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip महारानी एलिजाबेथ द्वितीय और प्रिंस फिलिप

Records always fascinate me . रिकॉर्ड हमेशा मुझे मोहित. Queen Victoria’s reign of 63 years and 7 months [ 20 June 1837 – 22 January 1901 ] , Queen Elizabeth’s reign of 60 years [ 6 February 1952 – Present ] and Thailand’s King Bhumibol Adulyadej’s reign of 66 years [ 9 June 1946 – Present ] is very fascinating for me . क्वीन विक्टोरिया के 63 वर्ष के शासनकाल और सात [20 1837 जून – 22 जनवरी 1901] महीने, 60 वर्ष की रानी है एलिजाबेथ के शासनकाल [6 1952 फ़रवरी – वर्तमान] और थाईलैंड के राजा भूमिबोल है Adulyadej 66 साल के शासनकाल [9 १,९४६ जून – वर्तमान] बहुत है मुझे के लिए आकर्षक है.

I have nothing new or personal things to say about Queen Elizabeth II . मैं कोई नई बात नहीं है या व्यक्तिगत बातें करने के लिए महारानी एलिजाबेथ द्वितीय के बारे में कहना है. She ascended the throne in 1952 , the year I was born in and she is still there as I am a 60-year-old man . वह 1952 में सिंहासन चढ़ा, मैं साल में पैदा हुआ था और वह अभी भी वहाँ है के रूप में मैं एक 60 वर्षीय आदमी हूँ. I did watch her celebrating her Silver Jubilee in 1977 and Golden Jubilee in 2002 . मैं उसे देखने के 1977 और स्वर्ण जयंती में 2002 में उसे रजत जयंती मना किया था. And in 2012 , I am watching her celebrating Diamond Jubilee of her coronation . और 2012 में, मैं उसे मना उसके राज्याभिषेक की हीरक जयंती देख रहा हूँ. The fact that she is the second longest reigning monarch of United Kingdom and within 3 years she will become the longest reigning monarch of United Kingdom , is very exciting for me . तथ्य यह है कि वह दूसरा यूनाइटेड किंगडम के सबसे लंबे समय तक राज सम्राट है और 3 साल के भीतर वह यूनाइटेड किंगडम के सबसे लंबे समय तक राज सम्राट बन जाएगा, मेरे लिए बहुत रोमांचक है.

I think , I will be witness to that epoch – making event also , when she will become the longest reigning monarch of United Kingdom . मुझे लगता है, तो मैं उस युग के गवाह जाएगा घटना भी बना रही है, जब वह यूनाइटेड किंगडम के सबसे लंबे समय तक राज सम्राट बन जाएगा. Or who knows , she might outlive me also as she outlived so many people . या कौन जानता है, वह मुझे भी अधिक समय तक के रूप में वह इतने सारे लोगों को खत्म हो सकता है.

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Bhojpuri is a language spoken in parts of north-central and eastern India . भोजपुरी उत्तर मध्य और पूर्वी भागों में बोली जाने वाली भाषा है भारत . It is spoken in the western part of state of Bihar , the northwestern part of Jharkhand , and the Purvanchal region of Uttar Pradesh (UP), as well as adjoining parts of the Nepal Terai . के राज्य के पश्चिमी भाग में बोली जाती है के पश्चिमोत्तर भाग झारखंड , बिहार , और पूर्वांचल की उत्तर प्रदेश (उत्तर प्रदेश), के रूप में अच्छी तरह के आसपास के भागों नेपाल के तराई क्षेत्र . Bhojpuri is also spoken in Guyana , Suriname , Fiji , Trinidad and Tobago and Mauritius . भोजपुरी भी गुयाना , सूरीनाम , फिजी , त्रिनिडाड और टोबैगो और मॉरीशस में बोली जाती है . The variant of Bhojpuri of the Surinamese Hindustanis is also referred to as Sarnami Hindi or just Sarnami and has experienced considerable Creole and Dutch lexical influence. सूरीनाम Hindustanis की भोजपुरी के संस्करण के रूप में भी संदर्भित किया जाता है Sarnami हिन्दी या बस Sarnami के और काफी अनुभवी क्रियोल और डच कोष प्रभाव. More Indians in Suriname know Bhojpuri compared to Guyana and Trinidad where the language is largely forgotten. सूरीनाम में भारतीयों गुयाना और त्रिनिदाद जहां भाषा काफी हद तक भूल गया है की तुलना में भोजपुरी जानते हैं.

Distribution of Hindi languages.Image via Wikipedia – Hindi Speaking Regions छवि विकिपीडिया के माध्यम से हिन्दी भाषी क्षेत्रों

Bhojpuri is part of the Eastern-Hindi or Bengali continuum of languages which once extended from Assam and Bengal to Benaras. भोजपुरी का हिस्सा है हिंदी – पूर्वी या बंगाली भाषा है जो एक बार से बढ़ा सातत्य असम और बंगाल बनारस है. While the rest of Bihar and Uttar Pradesh slowly adopted the new Hindi standard (Khadi Boli), the language remained strong in the areas between Patna and Benaras . हालांकि बिहार और उत्तर प्रदेश की बाकी धीरे – धीरे नई हिन्दी मानक (खादी बोली) को अपनाया, भाषा के बीच क्षेत्रों में मजबूत बनी पटना और बनारस .

Hindi proper, as outlined in this description.Image via Wikipedia – Basic Hindi Speaking Regions विकिपीडिया के माध्यम से छवि – मूल हिन्दी भाषी क्षेत्रों

Bhojpuri and several closely related languages, including Maithili and Magadhi , are together known as the Bihari languages . भोजपुरी और एक साथ सहित कई निकट से संबंधित भाषा, मैथिली और Magadhi , बिहारी भाषाओं के रूप में जाना जाता है . They are part of the Eastern Zone group of Indo-Aryan languages which includes Bengali and Oriya . वे के पूर्वी क्षेत्र समूह का हिस्सा हैं जो भारत – आर्य भाषाओं शामिल हैं बंगाली और उड़िया .

Genealogically, Bengali belongs to the group o...Image via Wikipedia – Regions of Indo-Aryan Languages विकिपीडिया के माध्यम से छवि इंडो – आर्यन भाषाओं के क्षेत्र

The scholar, polymath and polyglot Mahapandit Rahul Sankrityayan wrote some works in Bhojpuri . विद्वान, बहुज्ञ (व्यक्ति) और बहुभाषिक ग्रंथ Mahapandit राहुल संकृत्यायन में कुछ काम करता है लिखा है भोजपुरी . Other eminent writers include Viveki Rai . अन्य प्रख्यात लेखकों में शामिल हैं Viveki राय . The number of Bhojpuri writers is small compared to the number of speakers. भोजपुरी लेखकों की संख्या बोलने वालों की संख्या की तुलना में छोटा है. Some other notable Bhojpuri personalities are legendary freedom fighter Swami Sahajanand Saraswati , first president of India Rajendra Prasad , Manoj Bajpai , and former Indian prime minister Lal Bahadur Shastri , Chandra Shekhar . Bihar Kokila Padma Shri Sharda Sinha is a famous Bhojpuri folk singer. कुछ अन्य उल्लेखनीय भोजपुरी व्यक्तित्व महान स्वतंत्रता सेनानी स्वामी सहजानंद सरस्वती , भारत के पहले राष्ट्रपति राजेंद्र प्रसाद , मनोज बाजपेयी , और पूर्व भारतीय प्रधानमंत्री लाल बहादुर शास्त्री , चंद्रशेखर बिहार. कोकिला पद्मश्री शारदा सिन्हा एक प्रसिद्ध भोजपुरी लोक गायक है.

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Number of speakers बोलने वालों की संख्या

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According to an article published in Times of India , a total of 150 million people in India speak Bhojpuri. टाइम्स ऑफ इंडिया में प्रकाशित एक लेख के अनुसार , भारत में 150 मिलियन लोगों की कुल भोजपुरी बोलते हैं. An estimated 70 million people in Uttar Pradesh and 80 million people in Bihar speak Bhojpuri as their first or second language. अपनी पहली या दूसरी भाषा के रूप में एक अनुमान के अनुसार 70 लाख लोग उत्तर प्रदेश में 80 लाख लोगों को बिहार में भोजपुरी बोलते हैं. There are 6 million Bhojpuri speakers living outside of Bihar and Purvanchal. 6 मिलियन भोजपुरी वक्ताओं बिहार और पूर्वांचल के बाहर रहने वाले हैं. These areas include Nepal, especially Birgunj , Mauritius , Fiji , Suriname , Guyana , Uganda , Singapore , Trinidad & Tobago , Saint Vincent and the Grenadines , Great Britain , Canada and the United States . इन क्षेत्रों में नेपाल, विशेष रूप से शामिल Birgunj , मॉरीशस , फिजी , सूरीनाम , गुयाना , युगांडा , सिंगापुर , त्रिनिदाद एवं टोबैगो , सेंट विन्सेंट और ग्रेनेजियन्स , ग्रेट ब्रिटेन , कनाडा और संयुक्त राज्य अमेरिका . This makes the total Bhojpuri speaking population in the world close to 90 million. यह दुनिया में 90 लाख के करीब कुल भोजपुरी बोल जनसंख्या बनाता है. However, the official figures of the 2001 Indian Census are much lower, showing 33 million speakers of the Bhojpuri dialect under the Hindi language sub-family. हालांकि, 2001 की भारतीय जनगणना के सरकारी आंकड़े बहुत कम हैं, उप परिवार के अंतर्गत हिंदी भाषा भोजपुरी बोली के 33 मिलियन वक्ताओं दिखा.

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Bhojpuri dialects, varieties, and creoles are also spoken in various parts of the world, including Brazil , Fiji , Guyana , Mauritius , South Africa , Suriname , and Trinidad and Tobago . भोजपुरी बोलियों, किस्मों, और क्रेओलेस भी दुनिया के विभिन्न भागों में बात कर रहे हैं सहित, ब्राजील , फिजी , गुयाना , मॉरिशस , दक्षिण अफ्रीका , सूरीनाम , और त्रिनिदाद और टोबैगो . During the late 19th century and early 20th century, many colonizers faced labor shortages and were unable to obtain slaves from Africa due to the abolition of slavery; thus, they imported many Indians as indentured servants to labor on plantations. देर से 19 वीं सदी और जल्दी 20 वीं सदी के दौरान, कई उपनिवेशवादियों श्रम की कमी का सामना करना पड़ा और अफ्रीका से गुलामी की समाप्ति के कारण दास को प्राप्त करने में असमर्थ थे, इस प्रकार, वे कई भारतीयों आयात के रूप में वृक्षारोपण पर श्रम सेवकों अनुबंधित. Today, many Indians in the West Indies , Oceania , and South America still speak Bhojpuri as a native or second language. आज, कई भारतीय वेस्टइंडीज , ओशिनिया , और दक्षिण अमेरिका अभी भी एक देशी या दूसरी भाषा के रूप में भोजपुरी बोलते हैं.

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The Bhojpuri language has been heavily influenced by other languages in many parts of the world. भोजपुरी भाषा भारी दुनिया के कई भागों में अन्य भाषाओं से प्रभावित किया गया है. Mauritian Bhojpuri includes many Creole and English words, while the language spoken in Trinidad and Tobago includes Caribbean and English words. मॉरीशस भोजपुरी कई Creole और अंग्रेजी शब्द शामिल हैं, जबकि त्रिनिदाद और टोबैगो में बोली जाने वाली भाषा कैरिबियन और अंग्रेजी शब्द शामिल है.

The Sunday Indian, Bhojpuri Association of India and Global Bhojpuri Movement has launched a worldwide movement for the Recognition, Promotion and Preservation of Bhojpuri Language, Art, Culture, Literature and society. रविवार भारतीय, भारत की भोजपुरी एसोसिएशन और विश्व भोजपुरी आंदोलन संवर्धन, मान्यता और भोजपुरी भाषा, कला, संस्कृति, साहित्य और समाज के संरक्षण के लिए दुनिया भर में एक आंदोलन शुरू किया है.

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[ This not my original writing. [यह मूल लेखन नहीं मेरी. Major portions of this blog are taken from various sources on the internet. इस ब्लॉग के प्रमुख अंश इंटरनेट पर विभिन्न स्रोतों से लिया जाता है. I am indebted and express my gratitude. मैं आभारी हूँ और मेरे आभार व्यक्त. This cut – paste was done for the readers , who are not net-savvy but they want to know about Bhojpuri and also for the future reference of myself. यह कट – पेस्ट पाठकों, जो शुद्ध सामान्य बुद्धि नहीं कर रहे हैं, लेकिन वे भी भोजपुरी के बारे में और खुद के भविष्य के संदर्भ के लिए जानना चाहता हूँ के लिए किया गया था. ] ]

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