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The Baghela’s And The White Tiger Of Rewa

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Life in Rewa

What fascinates me about history are not the facts and figures that have thrust on us, but the stories – especially the ones that are untold. Staring at the crumbled bricks of an old building, the faded walls, the dilapidated pillars, the rusty doors, my imagination takes me into a different era. Who would have lived here and what were their stories? Is there an unseen ghost roaming around? Are there haunting memories that just vanished into thin air?

Life in Rewa

Life in Rewa

 

Every dusty town and village in India have these stories to tell if only someone had documented them. I found myself in one of them a few days ago – a town called Rewa in Madhya Pradesh which lived under the garb of yet another unassuming city that went about its business as usual. And yet, there were stories that were waiting to be heard. I stopped at a little lake called Rani Ka Talao. An old temple emerged from the waters while there were several shrines around the lake. Families were walking, couples were on a boat ride, kids were playing while the devout were praying. I was however lost. The child in me came alive.

Stories usually start with ” Once upon a time there was a king..” perhaps, here you would say, there was a queen. After all, the lake is named after her. An incoherent watchman muttered reluctantly something about a queen who had a dream and who built a temple here based on a deity’s wish. I wondered if he was making it all up. But ruins of old monuments stood out from behind trees like shadows from the past. Perhaps there was a story here.

I walked around and other crumbling remains of a temple stood in a corner while a few boys were playing cricket. They wanted me to take their photographs. In return, they told me that the old dilapidated monument in front of me was a Kali temple that was built here by one of the queens.

Rewa I later learned is one of the princely states of India and was part of the Bagelkhand Agency created by the British. Standing in a dusty, dingy Baghel museum under the eyes of a paranoid caretaker who refused to even let us take our mobile phones out,  I saw some of the priceless treasures of the Baghela Dynasty. There were stories of friendship between Mughal Emperor Akbar and the Bagela king, Rewa Ram Singh. Birbal and Tansen came from their courts.

Life in Rewa

Life in Rewa

The entire museum was a treasure trove with old clocks and curious, porcelain from China, priceless colonial gifts from the Queen, guns that put James Bond to shame and several daggers. And I saw photographs of Shah Rukh Khan on the sets of Ashoka with some of the weapons used by the rulers. A story goes that a daring robbery in the museum which resulted in the countless loss of treasures had made the caretakers more vigilant that they do not allow you to even take notes on your mobile phone or write notes in a book.

Hunting was a passion among the kings of yore and while they loved to show their trophies, capturing a live, unusual animal probably was one of their fantasies. And so, Mohan the white tiger cub was found and captured by the Baghela Maharaja Martens Singh in the forests around Govindgarh. He decided to create an entire lineage of white tigers and brought a tigress, aptly titled Begum to mate with Mohan. Begum was not white and apparently, she gave birth to three cubs, all of them were normal Bengal Tigers. In order to keep the experiment going, Mohan had to mate again, this time with one of the tigresses he had fathered. And therein lies another tale.

Tragically, Rewa’s history has got somewhere mixed up with the story of the white tiger, at least for me. Walking around the beautiful ruins of Govindgarh, where time stood still, I wondered if the lineage of the Baghelas had more interesting tales tucked away amidst these pillars and columns which were far more exciting than stories of forcing tigers to mate and create hybrids. Perhaps I need to make another trip again.

 

 

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युवा लेखक आशीष को नेपाल में अंतरराष्ट्रीय साहित्य सम्मान

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युवा लेखक आशीष

मित्र देश नेपाल के प्रमुख वाणिज्यिक केंद्र बीरगंज में आयोजित दो दिवसीय नेपाल-भारत साहित्य महोत्सव में प्रदेश के युवा लेखक व ग़ज़लगो आशीष राज सिंघानिया ‘तन्हा’ को साहित्य के क्षेत्र में उनकी लगातार सक्रियता व बेहद कम समय में हासिल किए गए तमाम उपलब्धियों हेतु प्रथम नेपाल-भारत साहित्य रत्न सम्मान 2018 से बेहद गरिमामयी समारोह में सम्मानित किया गया.

युवा लेखक आशीष

युवा लेखक आशीष

नेपाल के नवनिर्मित प्रदेश क्रमांक 2 के प्रथम मुख्यमंत्री लालबाबू राउत सहित अन्य विशिष्ट अतिथियों व लब्धप्रतिष्ठित साहित्यकारों ने दोनों देशों के विभिन्न वरिष्ठ साहित्यकारों का सम्मान उक्त आयोजन के अंतर्गत किया. नेपाल में प्रथम बार आयोजित इस महत्वपूर्ण आयोजन के द्वितीय दिवस के प्रथम सत्र में आयोजित आलमी मुशायरे में आशीष तन्हा ने अपनी शानदार ग़ज़लों व नज़्मों की प्रस्तुतियों से नेपालवासियों का दिल जीत लिया. बेहद कम समय में हासिल अपनी तमाम उपलब्धियों के बीच आशीष तन्हा ने अपना यह प्रथम अंतरराष्ट्रीय सम्मान अपने दिवंगत पिता को समर्पित किया. उक्त अवसर पर अपने उद्बोधन में उन्होंने आयोजन समिति के प्रति आभार जताते हुए साहित्य व अदब के प्रति अपनी प्रतिबद्धता को दोहराया व खुद की क़ामयाबी का श्रेय अपने प्रदेश के लोगों द्वारा मिल रहे असीम प्यार व लगातार सहयोग को दिया.

 

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Music Is Life

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Where words leave off, music begins

Music is life

Music is life

Music is the fine art of expressing ideas, thoughts, and emotions in significant sound forms by using the element of rhythm, melody, and harmony through voices or instruments or both.

Music plays a huge role in everyone’s life. It keeps us busy in spare or busy time and makes our life peaceful. There are various forms of music which we can enjoy according to our need and requirement. Everyone wants to listen to music in their free time to get some enjoyment and relief their mind. Music helps us to get prevented from the mental and emotional problem.

I like music so much from my childhood. I still remember that during my childhood days the weekend means all the Sundays was fixed as music day. All through the day, the slow music was running in the center of the house and every family member was busy doing their work. It helps us in keeping our mind strong, powerful and busy.

Music is like yoga, it makes us joyous and helps in keeping hormonal balance in the body, relief our minds and body, thus keeps us physically and mentally healthy and fit.

Music plays a great role in making us happy in our difficult time and gives a lot of comfort to our mind.

Music is very powerful and has the ability to convey the positive message to all sorts of emotions without telling and asking anything to anyone. Music also increases or improves the concentration power of human being by removing all the negative thoughts.

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Karsan Bhai Patel – A man with a vision

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Karsan Bhai Patel founder of Nirma Group who was born in a Family dependent on farming with limited resources but He is destined to be among the global leaders in Bussiness world.
Karsan bhai patel

Karsan bhai patel

Initially, he started working as a lab tech. after graduation. After office hours he utilized his leisure time in experimenting right combination of soda ash and other ingredients to produce detergent powder in the backyard of his home. With his sheer determination and devotion finally got rewarded with Right Formula for Detergent. He applied his marketing tactics so effectively and brilliantly that it appears as if he has graduated from Renowned B school.
He gave his consumers right value for their money by selling packets for just 3Rs Detergent which is potassium free which was much less than competitors.
Initially, he used a door to door selling tactics to create consumer base. This proved that he believed in the thing that no work is too big or too small for any person in any position. He had a very good business sense & ability to foresee the future that makes him a tough competitor for uni-lever and other brands.
He identified his consumer segment instead of entering in the premium segment. He chooses to cater people of 2nd tier and 3rd thereby made it a mass brand.
The concept of Product Diversification was also utilized by him very effectively. After consumer acceptance of Detergent powder, he entered the premium segment by introducing beauty soaps.

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