AS IF WE OTHERWISE RESPECT MEDAL WINNERS

One oft-repeated comment that I received on my ‘Olympics Are Biased Against Indians’ has been that I should write a fresh one for the just concluded Olympics. The article, people wrote, is hilarious; but, they want a fresh one too. So here it is, not during but after the Olympics. It is not hilarious but in my own straight-bat manner, I have tried to hit the nail on the head. […]

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A HUNDRED GHAZALS IN HINDI MOVIES – PART VI

As I brought out in the introduction of ‘A Hundred Ghazals In Hindi Movies – Part I’, ‘A Hundred Ghazals In Hindi Movies – Part II’, ‘A Hundred Ghazals in Hindi Movies – Part III’, ‘A Hundred Ghazals In Hindi Movies – Part IV’, and ‘A Hundred Ghazals In Hindi Movies – Part V’, the ghazal is a poetic form consisting of rhyming couplets and a refrain, with each line […]

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A HUNDRED GHAZALS IN HINDI MOVIES – PART V

As I brought out in the introduction of ‘A Hundred Ghazals In Hindi Movies – Part I’, ‘A Hundred Ghazals In Hindi Movies – Part II’, ‘A Hundred Ghazals in Hindi Movies – Part III’, and ‘A Hundred Ghazals In Hindi Movies – Part IV’, the ghazal is a poetic form consisting of rhyming couplets and a refrain, with each line sharing the same meter. A ghazal may be understood […]

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JAI HIND – MERA WATAN, MERA KHUMAAR

साक़ी जो पिलानी है तो कुछ ऐसी पिला दे, जो हम सबको मेरे देश का दिवाना बना दे I मेरे वतन का रहनुमा कुछ इस कदर हो मदहोश, वह अपना घर छोड़, वतन को आशियाना बना दे I साक़ी जो पिलानी है तो कुछ ऐसी पिला दे…… दफ्तर का बाबू हकूमत के ख्वाब छोड़ के, आम लोगों की ज़िन्दगी को सुहाना बना दे I साक़ी जो पिलानी है तो कुछ […]

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FREEDOMS WE INDIANS CAN DO WITHOUT

Happy 70th Independence Day of India. It was on this day, 15th August, in the year 1947, when we received Freedom at Midnight. Our first Prime Minister of independent India made his famous Tryst with Destiny speech to the Indian Constituent Assembly in the Parliament, a speech that is counted amongst the most famous speeches in the history of the world. The opening two paragraphs of this speech are: “Long […]

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SHAKEEL BADAYUNI – COUNTDOWN TO HIS BIRTH CENTENARY 03 AUG 2016 – PART V

These blogs, one part in a week, have been reconstructed from my Facebook Page: Lyrical whereat I attempted a four week tribute to Shakeel Badayuni leading up to his Birth Centenary on 03 Aug 2016. I completed Part I of this Countdown from 03 Jul to 09 Jul 16, Part II from 10 Jul to 16 Jul 16, Part III from 17 Jul to 23 Jul and Part IV from […]

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HUMOUR AS A WAY OF LIFE

Sunbyanyname is the name of my blog. It is in sharp contrast to that period of  my life when it used to occur to me that life is a great burden, most people are unfair and self-centered and that human beings are condemned to live in bondage and disease throughout their miserable lives. My father had died prematurely of a jeep-accident at the age of fifty-six years and my having […]

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SHAKEEL BADAYUNI – COUNTDOWN TO HIS BIRTH ANNIVERSARY 03 AUG 2016 – PART IV

These blogs, one part in a week, have been reconstructed from my Facebook Page: Lyrical whereat I am attempting a four week tribute to Shakeel Badayuni leading up to his Birth Centenary on 03 Aug 2016. We have completed Part I of this Countdown from 03 Jul to 09 Jul 16, Part II from 10 Jul to 16 Jul 16 and Part III from 17 Jul to 23 Jul. Those […]

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SHAKEEL BADAYUNI – COUNTDOWN TO HIS BIRTH ANNIVERSARY 03 AUG 2016 – PART III

These blogs, one part in a week, have been reconstructed from my Facebook Page: Lyrical whereat I am attempting a four week tribute to Shakeel Badayuni leading up to his Birth Centenary on 03 Aug 2016. We have completed Part I of this Countdown from 03 Jul to 09 Jul 16 and Part II from 10 Jul to 16 Jul 16. Those of you who read the two parts so […]

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