Sunday, November 28, 2010

Bachchan Sandhya - one year later

November 28 2009 would go down as one of the best evening in my life.. I was at Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan and had spent nearly three hours with not just brother Amitabh Bachchan but almost entire Bachchans.. plus Dr. Pushpa Bharti.. when I look back.. I get the impression that it was a bigger event for me than the celevrations of brother Amitabh on October 11 2010 where we had manged to not only spend some time bit take lot of autographs or photographs..

The real differecne was that he was performing for us on Bachchan Sandhya.. compared to simply entertaining us on his birthday.. the other major difference could be the presence of Dr. Harivansh Rai Bachchan the octogenerian poet whose 102nd birthday was being celebrated publicly with the release of his biggest work in bilingual form.. and not only Amitabh Bachchan but even Dr. Pushpa Bharati shared lot of their memories from th life of Dr. Bachchan.. it was almost like education..

I woudl love to have another attendance of such a program like Bachchan Sandhya rather than meet brother Amitabh for simple wishing and meeting.. maybe someday I could be a part of the Aman Ki Asha where he may address the people from our two countries India and Pakistan.. I did miss an opportunity last time when he performed at Bandra with the Pakistani actor Zia Moiddeen..

Thursday, November 25, 2010

On the eve of the 103rd Birth Anniversary of Dr Harivansh Rai Bachchan..

Param Shraddheya Dr. Bachchan
I know that you are not with us today physically but in the form of your everlasting Poetry especially Madhushala you would always be there with us eternally..
Here I share some of the poetry written by her and available under Meri Shrestha Kavitayen..

1. Madhushala p. 34
छोटे से जीवन में कितना प्यार करूँ पी लूं हाला..
आने के ही साथ जगत में कहलाया जाने वाला..
स्वागत के ही साथ विदा की होती देखि तैयारी..
बंद लगी होने खुलते ही मेरी जीवन मधुशाला...

2. Kaun Tum Ho p. 151

आज परिचय की मधुर
मुस्कान दुनिया दे रही है
आज सौ सौ बात के
संकेत मुझसे ले रही है..

विश्व से मेरी अकेली
यदि नहीं पहचान तुम हो ,
कौन तुम हो ?