OROP – WAADA TERA WAADA!

Okay, ladies and gentlemen, this is the last one before I sign off on the eve of the OROP Rally, Azad Maidan, Mumbai, Saturday, 31 Oct 15, from 11 AM to 1 PM. This one brings out how we cannot take their promises at the face value. The original, from where I have made the parody, is from the 1971 movie Dushman (What a name? The faujis are quite used […]

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OROP – YAARA DILDARA MERA DIL KARTA

We have pledged to restore the OROP that was denied to the veteran faujis in 1973 by an ex-parte order of the government of India. I cannot do better than to put up the parody of the famous song that was shot in the National Defence Academy (NDA) for the 1970 movie Aadmi Aur Insaan. If you recall it has Sahir Ludhianvi’s lyrics and a very catchy and fauji tune […]

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“GHAZAB KIYA TERE WAADE PE AITBAAR KIYA” AN OROP SONG BY VETERANS TO NETAS AND BABUS

Yesterday, I put up an article titled OROP Rally, Azad Maidan, Mumbai, Saturday, 31st October explaining the history of the OROP agitation and the reasons for its continuation even after the government’s announcement on 05 Sep 15. OROP has been a history of un-kept and broken promises by the governments. It started off in 1973 when the OROP was withdrawn unilaterally by the government in 1973 with a promise that […]

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OROP RALLY, AZAD MAIDAN, MUMBAI, SATURDAY, 31ST OCTOBER

Brief History By an ex-parte order of the GoI, the OROP that the veterans enjoyed since independence was withdrawn in 1973. Because of their peculiar service conditions and short lengths of service (most men retire between 35 to 37 years so as to have them as jawans (young men) in the armed forces), they were at that time given 70 % of last pay drawn as pension and civil service […]

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THE BEST RAAGA BASED SONGS IN HINDI MOVIES – RAAGA BHAIRAVI – PART-I

I run a Facebook page called Lyrical wherein I often give theme based songs. The current theme, since 12th Aug 15, is The Best Raaga Based Songs In Hindi Movies. The word Raga or Raaga actually means colour or hue but is associated with melody in Indian classical music. A raga uses a series of four or more musical notes upon which a melody is constructed. However, the way the […]

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POLITICISATION OF RELIGION AND IDOL-WORSHIP IN INDIA

  After US President Barrack Obama’s last visit to India in Jan 2015, when he was the chief guest at our Republic day parade, I wrote an article titled ‘Is Communal Disharmony A Challenge To India’s March To Greatness?’ Talking to Delhi University students, he brought out that “No society is immune from the darkest impulses of men,” said Obama. “India will succeed so long as it is not splintered along […]

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