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Awesome Blogger Award

I am very much thankful to my friend and devoted blogger Rishabh Kumar –  rishabh_myjoopress  for nominating me for Awesome Blogger Award.

Check out the link mentioned above to know more about his posts. He is a very nice and regular blogger who writes on variety of subjects in a very interesting way, so I suggest you to follow his posts there.

 

 

Rules :-

1. Thank the person who nominated you.
2. Tag the post with #awesomebloggeraward.
3. Answer the questions you were asked.
4. Nominate at least five bloggers and inform them about the nomination.
5. Give them ten questions.

 

Rishabh’s questions and my answers:-

1. What were the challenges before you started blogging?

Ans. One is always free to express himself and platforms like this are a boon of modern technology, so I view it as an opportunity in a free society like India, challenge might be how well we can express ourselves and share what our readers wish to read and appreciate.

 

2. What kind of motive your blog has now?

Ans. Motive is free expression only. I mostly focus on literature, poetry, film songs etc.

 

3. Any tips for us, your fellow bloggers?

Ans. I do not want to become a guru, just be true to yourself.

 

4. What’s something that you want to learn?

Ans. The field of our ignorance is so wide, there are always many things to learn, in every field of life.

 

5. What kind of books or blogs you read?

Ans. I try to read all type, however those connected with literature, poetry, films attract me most.

 

6. Any mistake that you remember from your past?

Ans. Must be many, but I do not remember any. When it happens I try to make post-corrections and learn from them.

7. How does it feel when you get likes or comments from bloggers?

Ans. One always likes to be liked and appreciated, it inspires to do better things in future.

 

8. If you had a chance to do something that doesn’t bound you at all, what would you like to do?

Ans. I wish to always keep moving, travelling to new places and explore the whole world.

 

9. Some of your favorite persons from your real or virtual life.

Ans. There are many, it is a real world only, great artists like Raj Kapur Ji to mention just one from film world, singers like late Mukesh Ji, Ghulam Ali ji, Late Jagjit Singh Ji, If I start mentioning poets there might fifty at least. I virtually live with these great artists, remember their contribution, songs etc.

10. Any memorable event in your life.

Ans. There might be many memorable moments. I organised many Kavi Sammelans and cultural programs, met many great artists and poets, talked with them. I am a great fan of late Mukesh Ji. I could not meet him but I organised a program of his son Nitin Mukesh Ji, Very nice person and great artist. I received him in Varanasi and with him travelled to several temples there. It was a really memorable experience.

 

After these questions it is time to nominate persons, fellow bloggers for this award, again I am sorry I am not able to do that.

I really wish that any blogger following me and reading my blogs, can take it forward and consider it his nomination from my side.

And now regarding my questions. I give my friends, who wish to take it forward a choice to frame their own questions and answer them, keeping in mind that their questions and answers give their readers a chance to know them more.
Their dreams, aims, feelings regarding society and future of mankind can be reflected in their questions and answers.

Thank you so much for reading my blogs.

Happy blogging.

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ले न पाए हम प्रशंसा-पत्र कोई भीड़ से – किशन सरोज

भारतीय गणतंत्र दिवस के अवसर पर सभी को हार्दिक बधाई।

कल ही मैंने प्रसिद्ध गीत कवि स्व. श्री किशन सरोज जी का स्मरण करते हुए उनका एक गीत शेयर किया था, आज मन हो रहा है कि उनका एक और गीत शेयर कर लूं। प्रेम के और विरह के गीतों के सुकुमार बादशाह, किशन सरोज जी का एक और गीत प्रस्तुत है-

 

 

बाँह फैलाए खड़े,
निरुपाय, तट के वृक्ष हम
ओ नदी! दो चार पल, ठहरो हमारे पास भी ।

 

चाँद को छाती लगा
फिर सो गया नीलाभ जल
जागता मन के अंधेरों में
घिरा निर्जन महल
और इस निर्जन महल के
एक सूने कक्ष हम
ओ भटकते जुगनुओ ! उतरो हमारे पास भी ।

 

मोह में आकाश के
हम जुड़ न पाए नीड़ से
ले न पाए हम प्रशंसा-पत्र
कोई भीड़ से
अश्रु की उजड़ी सभा के,
अनसुने अध्यक्ष हम
ओ कमल की पंखुरी! बिखरो हमारे पास भी ।

 

लेखनी को हम बनाए
गीतवंती बाँसुरी
ढूंढते परमाणुओं की
धुंध में अलकापुरी
अग्नि-घाटी में भटकते,
एक शापित यक्ष हम
ओ जलदकेशी प्रिये! सँवरो हमारे पास भी ।

 

-किशन सरोज

आज के लिए इतना ही,
नमस्कार।

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What Is Success As A Blogger?

I remember a movie song from Hindi film- ‘Jis Desh Mein Ganga Behti Hai’ by Raj Kapur Ji. What all happens in that film is not, what I am discussing, just a song from that film comes to my mind, the hero wanders in streets, composes his songs and sings them for the people-

 

 

 

Mera naam Raju, gharaana anaam,
Behti hai Ganga jahaan mera dhaam,

Kaam naye nit geet banana,
Geet banaa ke jahaan ko sunaana,
Koi na mile to akele me, gaana …

 

The hero, a simple village person tells that he likes to write new songs and sing them for the people, he further says that if nobody listens, he sings for his own satisfaction. Further he says that this kingdom, the king and his family, nothing would remain forever but the songs of love would always remain.

Yes there are so many activities which people do for their satisfaction, to earn appreciation from others, to give some message to people and to display their talent etc.

To begin with I remember people, who sang ‘Alha Udal’ patriotic songs and some others sang Raginis etc. in village chaupal, or  who did some acts there to make people laugh, are also performers, artists. Further in our childhood we found many street performers, snake charmers, magicians, who made sound by their ‘Damru’ to make people gather in the street and then to please people and make them pay to the performer, they made some very nice performances. Rope walking also is a very old street performance.

As we move further there were circus shows, theatre shows, Raas Lila, Ram Lila etc., which while connecting us with our cultural heritage also provide a great chance for the artists to show their talent.

I would not go in much details here but writing poems, short stories, articles in papers etc. are also some ways of expressing ourselves and showcasing our talent.

There are some forms of art which needed some set up, infrastructure etc. like stage, a group of performers, directors etc. etc. Films are a great combination of all such departments and a great package in itself.

Anyway everybody does not have access to such facilities and platforms etc. Further publishing books etc. also was not an easy job. For those who write, in whatever field, after the spread of internet facilities, it is now easy to reach people with their creative pieces and to make their message reach and their talent be displayed before an unlimited audience worldwide. Blogging is such a great platform available to everybody today and yes we can expect anything from this be it name, fame or money, depends on our talent and how far we know the techniques of exploiting the possibilities in this limitless field.

I just want to wish that all bloggers get whatever best they can get from this activity by putting before people their best creative talent and efforts made in the field of research and in this way enrich the vast arena of internet publishing etc.

Success would have different meaning for different people depending on their talent, what they produce and what they look for.

This is my humble submission on the #IndiSpire prompt – What success meant for you as a blogger ? And why you want to be a successful blogger is you are doing this for fame and money ? Say Me Your Opinion #IAMABLOGGER

Thanks for reading.

 

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