Arjun Singh Rathore, a simple, sober, soft spoken, well dressed man of pride & honor, that the traditional cultured Rajput families are known for, hailed from a small village of Natwara in District Tonk, near Banasthali, a 100 kms from Jaipur.
Met Arjun ji in 2002-3 for the first time followed by many more meetings as he used to travel to Jaipur for our Suryatra meets. He was highly caring & friendly old man of values & extremely passionate for his History & also Cinema.
ज़े-हाल-ए-मिस्कीं मकुन तग़ाफ़ुल
दुराय नैनाँ बनाए बतियाँ #AmeerKhusro
As most of us are exposed to Ghulami song penned by #gulzar which has nothing but four three words in Common, it it important to know the original work of Legendary Ameer Khusro, the 13th century saint-poet… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
यकायक अज़ दिल दो चश्म जादू
ब-सद-फ़रेबम ब-बुर्द तस्कीं
किसे पड़ी है जो जा सुनावे
पियारे पी को हमारी बतियाँ
Ustaf Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan has graced many Sufi Kalaams of Hazrat Ameer Khusro in his live concerts, with great intensity & lots of value… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
Last week while talking at an international conference on Insolvency organised by ILA, had mentioned this in the context that some real life stories are even more interesting than cinema.
This strange one surely is a Film in Waiting #Delhi hearts & "hides" some very interesting chapters of our History.
The long dense SouthRidge Jungle in heart of Delhi spans from Delhi Cantt to Jhandewalan.
Every day almost a few lacs people travel on the ring road alongside the #MonkeyForest [Shot from ITC Maurya Rooftop]
Nov 12, 2022 • 28 tweets • 15 min read
My father's departure in Dec 2020 for Covid, took a lot away from within me. I developed a certain kind of detachment from watching Cinema. It stopped exciting me ever since & Have rarely seen Cinema & OTT stuff in last 2 yrs & even gave long break to our Podcast @ChaalHaal#MOMD@ChaalHaal I did see 5-6 much awaited & recc'ed films like TheDisciple, MinnalMurali & Sherni & some segments from Anthology films of @ghaywan@Vasan_Bala, @AratiRaval & @ashutoshc06, still wasn't as excited abt new stuff as ever. But VasanB & @varungrover's new work is reviving interest
माफ़ कीजिये मगर मेरे हिसाब और रिसर्च से ये कन्हैया लाल मुंशी वाली कहानी अधूरी है. पिछले साल मैने कुछ पुराने दस्तावेज खंगाले हैं. और हंस का प्रचलित इतिहास विश्वस्त नहीं है. Sharing a few bits in this thread- गुस्ताखी माफ़ @profapm@MrinalPande1@irfaniyat@varungrover@asadkidwai
@profapm@MrinalPande1@irfaniyat@varungrover@asadkidwai प्रेमचंद ने अपने नाम के आगे 'मुंशी' शब्द का इस्तेमाल खुद कभी नहीं किया। न किसी ख़त में इसका ज़िक्र मिलता है न किसी समकालीन लेखकों के संस्मरणों में, हां, साल 1937 की 'हंस' पत्रिका में वो अपने उपनाम 'नवाबराय' पर मज़ाक करते हुए ज़रूर पढ़े गए।
Jaan.E.Mann was a terrific album of its time with an amazing set of songs which were Poetic, Melodious, Youthful, Visual & Experimental with a sane #AnuMalik at work with #Gulzar & Sonu as the key drivers
Apr 3, 2022 • 32 tweets • 25 min read
Last week we had #MeelKePatthar Quiz-01 Elimination Round.. As we gear up for finals here is a long #thread on Results & Answers.
There were 77 registered entries for the prelim round of quiz of which 68 people participated
Today was the 1st death anniv of my Father, who we lost last year for #Corona. Although his presence is still so strong in our home tht we always find him sitting in the favorite corner of the house. He is responsible for our musical upbringing. Sharing a childhood musical memory
कभी महफ़िल में कभी गोशा-ए-तन्हाई में
कोई रह-रह के रुलाये तो ग़ज़ल होती है
Today also marks Birthday of Ghazal Singer Ghulam Ali & my father had organized 1of his earliest Indian concerts in January 1983 in Kota. The date was 16th Jan 1983 and I had just entered in the Teen club.
Oct 21, 2021 • 13 tweets • 11 min read
"India see almost equal number of casualties caused by Road Accidents, as much as Deaths caused by #coronavirus every year" #RoadSafety
Aah! I hate such Cliched comparisons yet cant avoid it to start an Important thread to have attention of @MORTHIndia@RajCMO@NHAI_Official 1/n
Highway journeys are integral part of my life with some unforgettable memories of travelling with my father since early yrs & exploring nature, as well as places, food & ethnic culture of specially d rural parts of India & Rajasthan.
"Plasma is Sunil Gavaskar"
-sharing my personal experience on Plasma treatment in Covid19
Nov-20, My mother-in-law was admitted in ICU in a Delhi Hospital. Doctors were asking us daily to arrange Blood Plasma from ex-Covid patients for a possibility of recovery 1/n @Harneetsin
She was on ventilator and We had treating Doctors telling us Daily to arrange Blood Plasma as the only hope for a recovery as things were not improving, For them they have tried everything except Plasma, so we need to get it anyhow for a possible recovery 2/n @SufiyanaSoul
Apr 4, 2021 • 10 tweets • 8 min read
Sad to hear about the death of veteran actress #Shashikala, An extra to start with, graduating to a heroine & a charming character actor,a sizzling dancer & a vamp with a strong impact. Shashiji was part of some very significant cinematic memories & songs #Shashikala had a charming presence and carried an oomph factor onscreen but the way she utilized her acting skills for the onscreen vamp as a club dancer (Kala Bazaar), a blackmailer (Gumrah), a torturous step mother (Sargam) or a cruel Saas in many of 80s, she delivered a punch