Thursday, May 10, 2012

Toba Tek Singh :- Saadat Hassan Manto

Toba Tek Singh is Saadat Hasan Manto's magnum opus. This great work by Manto is a beautiful satire on the partition of India.

A Film Based on Toba Tek Singh

You can listen to the story narrated in two parts by Zia Muhiuddin also.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

From Raga To Rock - Sanjay Deshpande

This man Sanjay Deshpande has developed a new Sitar which is known as Sanjaykhani Sitar. He has done this because the Sitar which is available in the market can only be used for Classical music. But by doing this he can play songs on his Sitar such as Jawaan Hai Mohabbat , Piya Tu Ab To Aaja, etc. He is just awesome.

Sanjay Deshpande with his Sanjaykhani Sitar

Friday, February 24, 2012

Linkin Park - First Time

In the End
Yesterday was the first time that i ever listened a song by Linkin Park. I listened In The End and Numb. I liked these songs very much and then downloaded the whole discography of Linkin Park. 

For those who don't know anything about Linkin Park, it is an American Rock band. It has been named 3rd greatest band of the new millennium behind Oasis and Coldplay.

Friday, February 17, 2012

Anwar Khurshid And Arshad Khan Thirakwa

While surfing my one of the favorite blog i.e. 3 Quarks Daily , i came across this awesome video of Anwar Khurshid and Arshad Khan Thirakwa. The former is a sitar player who studied from Sitar School of Toronto and about the later i know just that he is a Tabla player and nothing more.

Anwar Khurshid

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

My Favourite Poet - Asadullah

Hazaaron Khawahishen Aisi

Today is the 143rd death anniversary of my favorite poet till date i.e. Mirza Asadullah Khan Ghalib. This post is just a tribute to Mirza Ghalib, Mirza Ghalib - Serial starring Naseeruddin Shah. The serial introduced the beautiful poetry of Ghalib to me which i rejoiced a lot. I think this is about 2-3 years ago. I am posting one of my favorite Ghazal by him in Gurumukhi.

ਰਹੀਯੇ ਅਬ ਐਸੀ ਜਗਹ ਚਲਕਰ, ਜਹਾਂ ਕੋਈ ਨ ਹੋ

ਹਮ-ਸੁਖਨ ਕੋਈ ਨ ਹੋ ਔਰ ਹਮ ਜੁਬਾਂ ਕੋਈ ਨ ਹੋ

ਬੇਦਰੋ-ਦੀਵਾਰ ਸਾ ਇਕ ਘਰ ਬਨਾਯਾ ਚਾਹੀਯੇ
ਕੋਈ ਹਮਸਾਯਾ ਨ ਹੋ ਔਰ ਪਾਸਬਾਂ ਕੋਈ ਨ ਹੋ

ਪੜੀਯੇ ਗਰ ਬੀਮਾਰ, ਤੋ ਕੋਈ ਨ ਹੋ ਤੀਮਾਰਦਾਰ
ਔਰ ਅਗਰ ਮਰ ਜਾਈਯੇ, ਤੋ ਨੌਹਾ ਖ਼ਵਾਂ ਕੋਈ ਨ ਹੋ

(ਹਮਸਾਯਾ=ਗਵਾਂਢੀ, ਪਾਸਬਾਂ=ਪਹਿਰੇਦਾਰ, ਰਾਖਾ, ਤੀਮਾਰਦਾਰ=ਇਲਾਜ ਕਰਨ ਵਾਲਾ)

In Roman

Rahiye Ab Aisi Jagah Chalkar Jahaan Koi Na Ho
Hamsukhan Koi Na Ho Hamzubaan Koi Na Ho

Be-Dar-o-Deewar Sa Ik Ghar Banaya Chahiye
Koi Hamsaya Na Ho Aur Pasbaan Koi Na Ho

Padiye Gar Bimar, To Koi Na Ho Teemardar
Aur Agar Mar Jaiye, to Nauhan Khwaan Koi Na Ho

Monday, January 30, 2012

Basant Raga

For the last 2-3 days i have been gathering some initial knowledge about Basant Raga as Basant Panchami was around the corner . This video tells about the fact that there is a certain pattern of aroha and avroha with changes in it with vadi and samvadi . So this pattern as given in wikipedia is :-

  • Aroh: Sa Ga Ma Dha Ni Sa
  • Avroh: Sa Ni Dha Pa Ma, Ga Re Sa
  • Vadi: Sa
  • Samvadi: Ma