Saturday, April 14, 2012

The Malang at Hazrat Pedru Shah Baba Dargah

I shot this from a moving cab and presumably he is a Malang..a holy person of a Sufi order ..

I have never visited this dargah , as the only ones I visit are Makhdhoom Shah Baba Mahim and Haji Malang at Kalyan.

I am not a dargah hopper at all I shoot Sufism , pertaining to Rafaees and Malangs,,

For the records I am a Dam Madar Malang .. my Peer hails from Gwalior and I shall meet him his followers at Ajmer Sharif this year.My Peer saab is Masoomi Shah Baba..

His other disciple is Marc de Clercq famous celebrity photographer from Ghent Belgium.

I am in a corporate sector , but on Sundays I dress up in my robes with all my jewellery as a Malang ..being a Malang a follower of Ali is a state of Mind ..

I am a Shia Muslim a pledge I took in my mothers hallowed womb..

Baba Saheb Ambedkar Sada Amar Rahen..

sada manavta
ka saman
karo ham
sab ko
woh kahe gaye
aman aur shanti
ke beete hue
din netagiri
aur lachari
main kho gaye
ma ke ansu
mamta ki patjhad
main beh gaye

baba shaheb
ki virasat hamari
shan aur maryada
ka jaijakar kare
unki sharadanjali
ki jyot jalti rahe
hamare kadam
age badate rahe

baba saheb
sada amar rahen

from the net
14th April is celebrated as Dr. Babasaheb Ambekar Jayanti every year. Dr. Ambedkar Jayanti is celebrated throughout India as Dr. Ambedkar was born on this day. Various programmes are organised in India on this occasion and Indians celebrate this day with great pomp and joy. On this occasion, read on about Dr. Babasaheb Ambekar's life and contribution to Indian society.

Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Jayanti is celebrated on April 14. Dr. B. R. Ambedkar, father of the Indian Constitution, was born on that day and is popularly known as Babasaheb. He was an untouchable and has contributed a lot to the Indian society and people celebrate his birthday to observe his contribution.

Life and Contribution to Society

Read on to know more about Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar's Life and contribution to society.

Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar's Birth

Dr. Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar was born in Military Headquarters of War and in a dalit family. He had to struggle a lot in his life to reach the heights he achieved and he dedicated his entire life for the upliftment of the deprived and underprivileged sections of society. He was a great social reformer and most of the people of downtrodden areas consider him their God as well.

Dr. Ambedkar was born at that time of India when people of his caste were not even allowed to hear the scriptures. It was only his sheer determination that he was able to study and move forward to educate himself and achieve a college degree. He had doctorate degrees in law, economics and political science.

Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar's Education

Dr. Ambedkar was the first untouchable of India to pursue a college degree. He was born at that time in India when Indians did not pay much value to education. On the contrary, Bhimrao wanted to gain as much knowledge as possible in his life. He used to invest a lot in books and had a huge library of which he had read all the books. He was extremely organised and could give you the exact location of a particular book in his collection.

Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar's Struggle for Untouchables and Freedom

Since Babasaheb had experienced the life of the untouchables, and had gone through the hardships in his life, he devoted his life to work for the betterment of the people who were considered as dalits or untouchables in India.

Dr. Ambedkar was a very knowledgeable person and he joined the freedom struggle of India and politics later. He founded the 'Independent labour party' of India and published many books that were for the upliftment of the untouchables in India. Babasaheb was deadly against the caste system that was prevailing in India.

After independence, Dr. Ambedkar was invited and became the first law minister. However, in 1945 he was appointed as Chairman of the Constitution Drafting Committee. He was also honoured by the Bharat Ratna, India's highest civilian award, in 1990.

Celebration of Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Jayanti

April 14 is announced as public holiday and people celebrate Dr. Ambedkar jayanti by remembering him and his deeds. Huge processions are taken out and meals for dalits are organised at different places on a large scale. His statues are decorated and garlanded on that day. Political leaders talk about achievements and contribution of Dr. Ambedkar on this occasion. Prayers and meetings are organised at different places as well.

The most remarkable thing about Ambedkar Jayanti is that it is celebrated and observed both by government and private organizations. Dr. Ambedkar was a writer, philosopher, thinker, historian, editor and Buddhist activist. His ideologies and philosophies influence many people even today. He has inspired plenty of people from underprivileged society to move forward and achieve their dream and live lives of dignity and equality. He proved to all that if a person has determination and caliber, he can rise to the pinnacle of glory with self determination.

The Mad Man of Flora Fountain

shouts screams
his lungs out
making a molehill
out of a mountain
from fucked
insane reality
he is on the run
his woman
left him ran
with another
man and
his only son
leaving him
broke the
pain has just
begun shattering
the mirrors
of his mind
shadow less
minus the sun
he sits on a heap
of garbage
of memories
broken dreams
he misses
his loved ones

Marziya Thinks

FredMikeRudy Pro User says:

You move like a shutterfly
but sting like a bee...

when it comes
to a topic close
to our heart
not a slave
to religiosity
that divides man
from pain
a sectarian
religion of mankind
should be totally free
my relationship
with god
is between
him and me
at the feet
of his humility

The Hand Shaking Goat of Bandra Bazar Road

she shakes hands
she makes friends
a message of love
hope harmony
from bandra
bazar road
he sends
with her milk
your little one
she tends

राजेश खन्ना

Mere dil me aaj kya hai –

Jis gali mein tera ghar na ho balma …

“Kahin door jab din dhal jaaye

Super Star Rajesh Khanna – The ultimate true romantic legend

“Zindagi Ek Safar Hai Suhana” yahan kal kya ho kisne jana

A Phenomenon Called Rajesh Khanna ..Thank You Babumoshai

Bollywood veteran Rajesh Khanna was at his dramatic best when he received the lifetime achievement trophy at the International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) awards in Macau from his "Anand" co-star Amitabh Bachchan late on Saturday (June 13) night.

Khanna, who featured in hits like "Aradhana", "Kati Patang" and "Amar Prem" in his four-decade long career, kept referring to Big B as "babumoshai", in the manner in which he addressed Bachchan in their 1971 heartwarming hit "Anand".

It took me 40 years and 180 films to get this IIFA Life time Achievement award-along journey I must say I am very grateful to IIFA, (event organisers) Wizcraft, committee members and babumoshai. Babumoshai, thank you very very much," Khanna said in his acceptance speech.

“It is after 16 years later that we are together on a stage. I thank him from the bottom of my heart," he added.

Khanna, 66, also belted dialogues from his famous films to entertain the audience. And he even appreciated Bachchan's successful journey in his professional life.

Life should be big, not necessarily long, and my babumoshai is living life big - living life king size. (Look) from where to where he has reached in so many years. We started with ’Anand' and today we are on this platform. He is very dear to me, he is my babumoshai," he said.

Khanna received a standing ovation from industry members as well as the audience.

Whatever I am, I am because of you, my audience. My audience members, Hindu, Muslim, Sikh or Christian - everyone was responsible to make me an actor to a star to a superstar to what I am today. Thank you all," he said.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Rajesh Khanna pronunciation (help·info); (born Jatin Khanna on 29 December 1942) is an Indian actor of Hindi films,[1] and has been Hindi film producer and an Indian politician.
He appeared in 163 films of which 106 had him as the solo lead hero and 22 were two hero projects.[2] He won three Filmfare Best Actor Awards and was nominated for the same fourteen times. He received the maximum BFJA Awards for Best Actor (Hindi) – four times and nominated 25 times. He was awarded the Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award in 2005. Khanna is referred to as the “First Superstar” of Hindi cinema.[3][4][5][6] He made his debut in 1966 with Aakhri Khat and rose to prominence with his performances in films like Raaz, Baharon Ke Sapne, Ittefaq and Aradhana.

Khanna was born in Amritsar on 29 December 1942. He was adopted and raised by foster parents who were relatives of his biological parents. Khanna lived in Thakurdwar near Girgaon. Khanna attended St. Sebastian’s Goan High School in Girgaum, along with his friend Ravi Kapoor, who later took the stage name Jeetendra. Their mothers were friends.[7] Khanna gradually started taking interest in theatre and did a of stage and theater plays in his school[8] and college days and won many prizes in the inter college drama competitions.[9] Khanna became a rare newcomer who struggled in his own MG sports car to get work in theatre and films in the early sixties.[10] Both friends later studied in Kishinchand Chellaram College(KC).[11] When Jeetendra went for his first film audition, it was Khanna who tutored him. Khanna's uncle changed Khanna's first name to Rajesh when Khanna decided to join films. His friends and his wife call him Kaka.[12]
[edit]Adult life

See also: Dimple Kapadia, Kishore Kumar, R.D.Burman, Jeetendra, and Simple Kapadia
In the late 1960s and early 1970s, Khanna fell in love with the then fashion designer and actress Anju Mahendru.[13] They were in the relationship for seven years. Mahendru states that the couple did not speak to each other for 17 years after the breakup.[14] Later Khanna married Dimple Kapadia in 1973 and has two daughters from the marriage.[15] Khanna and Dimple Kapadia separated in 1984 as his schedule kept him away much of the time and Dimple became interested in pursuing an acting career,[16] and thereafter lived separately, but did not complete the divorce proceedings.[17] In the eighties Tina Munim was romantically involved with Khanna till the time she decided to leave the industry to pursue her higher studies.[18] Years of separation brought about mutual understanding between Rajesh Khanna and Dimple Kapadia.[14] Reporter Dinesh Raheja stated that “the bitterness between Rajesh and Dimple washed away", noting that they are seen together at parties and that Dimple campaigned for Khanna's election and also worked in his film Jai Shiv Shankar.[19] Their elder daughter Twinkle Khanna, an interior decorator and a former film actress, is married to actor Akshay Kumar[20] while their younger daughter Rinke Khanna, also a former Hindi film actress,[21] is married to a London-based investment banker Samir Saran.[22]
[edit]Early career (1966–1975)

Rajesh Khanna was one of eight finalists in the 1965 All India Talent Contest organised by United Producers and Filmfare from more than ten thousand contestants.[23] Subsequently Khanna won the contest.[24] He made his film debut in the 1966 film Aakhri Khat directed by Chetan Anand, followed by Raaz directed by Ravindra Dave both of which were a part of his predetermined prize for winning the All-India United Producers’ Talent Competition.[25] G.P. Sippy and Nasir Hussain were the first to sign Rajesh Khanna after he won the contest.[26] Khanna in an interview to Hindu newspaper said,"Though “Aakhri Khat” is my first film, I received my first break as a leading actor in Ravindra Dave's, “Raaz” in 1967. My heroine was Babita, already a popular actress then. Though I had lots of confidence, I was shy in facing the camera initially. In my first three shots, I had to perform with stress on my body language and dialogue delivery. Though I was right with my dialogues, my movements were not up to the mark. Ravindra Dave explained me my scenes and movements very clearly correcting my way of walking".[27] Being under contract with United Producers, he got projects like Aurat, Doli and Ittefaq.[28] He was then noticed for his performances in films like Baharon Ke Sapne, Aurat (1967), Doli, Aradhana and Ittefaq. Later Waheeda Rehman suggested Asit Sen to take Khanna for the lead role in Khamoshi.[29] Through Aradhana he rose to "instant national fame" and film critics referred to him as the first superstar of India.[30][31] In that film, Rajesh Khanna was cast in a double role (father and son) opposite Sharmila Tagore and Farida Jalal. The film also saw the resurgence of Kishore Kumar, who eventually became the official playback voice of Rajesh Khanna. The Kishore Kumar-Rajesh Khanna combination worked miracles and it was almost impossible to see them as separate identities. They became a singer-actor duo and together they gave many songs till 1991.[32] Then in year 1971, Haathi Mere Saathi became the biggest hit and also became the biggest grosser ever till then.Khanna is also credited with giving Salim Khan and Javed Akhtar their first chance to become screenplay writers by offering them work in Haathi Mere Saathi.[33] Javed Akhthar accpeted in an interview "One day, he went to Salimsaab and said that Mr. Devar had given him a huge signing amount with which he could complete the payment for his bungalow Aashirwad. But the film's script was far from being satisfactory. He told us that if we could set right the script, he would make sure we got both money and credit."[34]
Rajesh acted alongside Mumtaz in eight successful films.[35] They were neighbours and got along very well, and as a result they shared a great on-screen chemistry. After Khanna married, Mumtaz decided to marry millionaire Mayur Madhwani in 1974. At the time, she was doing three films Aap ki Kasam, Roti and Prem Kahani with Khanna. She decided to quit movies only after completing these films. When she left films Khanna felt very lost. In one of her interviews, Mumtaz was quoted saying "I would pull his leg and tease him about his fan following. Whenever Rajesh entered a hotel in Madras, there was a queue of 600 girls waiting to see him at midnight. As a result, even I would get some importance, as people would ask for my autograph as well. He was very generous with his associates, and would party a lot."
During the peak of his career he would be mobbed during public appearances. Fans kissed his car, which would be covered with lipstick marks, and lined the road, cheering and chanting his name. Female fans sent him letters written in their blood.[36] There used to be a line of cars of his producers and hysterical fans outside his bungalow every day. Actor Mehmood parodied him in Bombay to Goa where the driver and conductor of the bus were called 'Rajesh' and 'Khanna'. Even today, he remains the favourite of mimicry artists, who copy his trademark style and dialogue delivery. During the filming of Amar Prem there was a scene that needed to be filmed at Howrah Bridge with a boat carrying Khanna with Sharmila moving under the bridge. The authorities ruled this scene out as they realized that if the public found out that the hero of the film would be there, it may create problems on the bridge itself, and that it might collapse due to the amount of people trying to get a glimpse of their favourite actor.[37] Film critic Monojit Lahiri remembers “Girls married themselves to photographs of Rajesh Khanna, cutting their fingers and applying the blood as sindoor. Rajesh was God, there has never been such hysteria.”[38]
Several songs sung by Kishore Kumar in the 1970s were based on Rajesh Khanna. During the filming of the song 'Mere Sapnon Ki Rani' in Aradhana, Sharmila Tagore was shooting for a Satyajit Ray film and director Shakti Samanta had to shoot their scenes separately and then join the scenes together.
The BBC made a film on him, titled Bombay Superstar, in 1974, the shooting for which began the same time when he got married and his film Daag premiered.[39] In the video it can be noticed that Khanna was shooting for Aap Ki Kasam. A textbook prescribed by the Bombay University contained an essay, 'The Charisma of Rajesh Khanna!'.[40]
Sharmila Tagore said in interview to India Express, “Women came out in droves to see Kaka (Khanna). They would stand in queues outside the studios to catch a glimpse, they would marry his photographs, they would pull at his clothes. Delhi girls were crazier for him than Mumbai girls. He needed police protection when he was in public. I have never seen anything like this before and since.”[41]
Music remained one of the biggest attractions of all Rajesh Khanna films throughout his career. Many of the musical scores for Khanna's films were composed by Sachin Dev Burman, R.D. Burman and Laxmikant-Pyarelal. The trio of Rajesh Khanna, Kishore Kumar and R.D. Burman went on to make a number of popular films, including Kati Patang, Amar Prem, Shehzada, Apna Desh, Mere Jeevan Saathi, Aap Ki Kasam, Ajnabee, Namak Haraam, Maha Chor, Karm, Phir Wohi Raat, Aanchal, Kudrat, Ashanti, Agar Tum Na Hote, Awaaz, Hum Dono and Alag Alag.
Rajesh Khanna had 15 consecutive solo superhits between 1969 to 1972, which is still an unbroken record in Indian film history.[42] The commercial success of his films declined during 1976–78.In calculation of the 15 films, 2 hero films like Maryada,Andaz and films with box office result as hits were excluded -Mere Jeevan Saathi, Choti Bahu and Shehzada.
Khanna considered Guru Dutt, Meena Kumari and Geeta Bali as his idols.Khanna dislosed in an interview," My inspirations include, Dilip Kumar's dedication and intensity, Raj Kapoor's spontaneity, Dev Anand's style and Shammi Kapoor's rhythm."[27]

Between 1976 and 1978, Khanna acted in nine films that were not commercially successful. Seven of these were rated highly by critics upon their release and have achieved strong cult status over the years among the viewers and these films included Mehbooba,[43] Bundal Baaz, Tyaag, Palkon Ki Chhaon Mein, Naukri, Chakravyuha and Janata Havaldar which were directed by Shakti Samanta, Shammi Kapoor, Din Dayal Sharma, Meeraj, Hrishikesh Mukherjee, Basu Chatterjee and Mehmood Ali, respectively. Khanna persuaded Samanta to cast his sister-in-law Simple Kapadia opposite him in Anurodh.[44] Films starring Rajesh Khanna and directed by Shakti Samanta tended to be commercially successful, but Mehbooba was an exception.[45][46] K. Balachander then remade his film Arangetram in Hindi as Aaina with Mumtaz in the lead and Khanna in a cameo appearance in 1977. This film was also unsuccessful. The change from romantic and social movies to action oriented multi-starrers caused the decline of Khanna's career in terms of box office ratings to some extent. The declaration of emergency in India had angered the masses and this helped films having the lead character revolting against corruption becoming success.[47] Actor Joy Mukherjee made Chhailla Babu, a suspense thriller in 1977, which became the only successful film of his as a director[48] and the unexpected success of the Chhailla Babu gave a boost to the career of Khanna.[49] However, Khanna continued basically in solo hero social sober household meaningful films during this era and played a variety of characters in films of various genres. During this phase too he had box office hits like Maha Chor,[50] Chhailla Babu,[51] Anurodh and Karm.
[edit]Later career (1979–present)

After 1978, Khanna starred in critically acclaimed commercially successful films[52][53] such as Amardeep, Phir Wohi Raat, Bandish,[54] Thodisi Bewafaii, Dard, Kudrat, Dhanwan, Avtaar, Agar Tum Na Hote, Souten, Jaanwar, Asha Jyoti, Awaaz,[55] Naya Kadam,[56] Hum Dono, Babu, Aaj Ka M.L.A. Ram Avtar,[57] Shatru,[58] Insaaf Main Karoonga, Anokha Rishta, Nazrana, Angaarey, Adhikar (1986) and Amrit(from 1979–1991). Director Bharathiraja decided to remake his 1978 Tamil box office hit film "Sigappu Rojakkal" in Hindi with Khanna playing the role of a psychopath.[59] Kamal Haasan who played the same role in Tamil won South Filmfare Best Actor Award for his portrayal.[60] But the Hindi movie was seen as controversial by traditional and orthodox Hindi moviegoers and was not a commercial success, although Khanna's performance has been rated later higher by critics than the original.[61]
Tina Munim and Rajesh Khanna became the leading on and off screen couple of the 80’s with hits like Fiffty Fiffty, Suraag, Souten, Aakhir Kyun, Bewafai, Insaaf Main Karoonga and Adhikar(1986).[62] Ram Awatar Agnihotri wrote that Tina Munim showed the first sparks of the dedicated actress she would become in the films "Alag Alag" and "Adhikar", both with Khanna.[63] He also acted in the Marathi hit film "Sundara Satarkar" in 1981.[64] He has performed in the least number of multi-starrer films in comparison to his contemporaries and portrayed the central character in the few multistarrers he acted. Khanna delivered multi-starrer superhits like Rajput, Dharam Aur Kanoon,[65] Zamana, Dil-E-Nadan, Ashanti, Awam (film) and Ghar Ka Chiraag. He did three potboiler movies with Jeetendra, which were blockbusters-Dharam Kanta,[66] Nishaan and Maqsad.[67] Aaj Ka M.L.A. Ram Avtar is one of the memorable political films of Rajesh Khanna. Khanna played the character of a corrupt politician in this film. Viewers praised his role in the film.[68] The year 1985 saw him turn a producer with Alag Alag. Eleven films, with Khanna in the lead, released in 1985 and seven of these became hits and in addition had two films with him in special appearance.[69] Before joining politics one of his last films as the lead hero was Swarg released in 1990. David Dhawan regards Swarg as his most favorite directorial venture and said in an interview " Swarg did well. Though a serious film, people even today talk about it as it struck a chord. I was working with Rajesh Khanna for the first time. I shared a good rapport with him. He never threw tantrums on the sets."[70]
He experimented with films of different genres like tragedy in Babu as a rickshaw puller, thriller in Redrose as a psycopath, political adventure in Awam, negative roles in Dhanwan and Redrose, fantasy in Bundalbaaz and Jaanwar, crime in Phir Wohi Raat and Angarey, suspense in Chakravyuha and Iteefaq, comedy in Hum Dono and Masterji, action in Ashanti, family dramas like Aanchal and Amrit and Agar Tum Na Hote, variety of social films like Avtaar, Naya Kadam, Akhir Kyun and with different themes like reincarnation theme in Kudrat, patriotism in Prem Kahani, immature young love theme handled in different ways in films like Anokha Rishta, Nazrana and Dil E Nadan and did college romance in Bandish. He has played variety of characters as the lead hero – as a postman in Palkon Ki Chaon Mein, as a lawyer who proves that his senior has committed a rape 25 years earlier in Kudrat, as a politician in Aaj Ka MLA Ram Avtaar, as a young musician forced by fate to marry two women in Asha Jyoti, as professional advocate in Awaaz, fisherman in Prem Bandhan, a revolutionary patriot who is torn apart by love and policeman like in Prem Kahanai, as a righteous farmer in Bandhan etc.
He shared a very close relationship with R.D. Burman[71] and Kishore Kumar. The trio were very close friends and have worked together in more than thirty films.[72] Work of Pancham with Khanna is regarded as legendary and far superior than any other actor-music director combinations.[73] The king of playback singing Kishore Kumar had even credited Rajesh Khanna for his resurgence, so much so that he sang for Alag Alag, the first film produced by Rajesh Khanna without charging anything.[74][75] In 1985 Pancham found himself being sidelined after failure of few films but Rajesh Khanna was among the few who continued to stand by him.[76] Rajesh and Pancham worked together even after the death of Kishore in the films Jai Shiv Shankar, the unreleased film Police Ke Peechhe Police (both produced by Khanna ) and Sautela Bhai. Khanna even helped Leena Gangully and Amit Kumar in completing Mamta Ki Chhaon Mein, the last film directed by Kishore who died before the completion of the film.
Actors who were part of the cast of most of his films include Ashok Kumar, Sujit Kumar, Prem Chopra, Madan Puri, Asrani, Bindu, Vijay Arora, Roopesh Kumar, Dina Pathak and A. K. Hangal, who remained part of his " working team" since the start until the late eighties. The lyricist whom he preferred for his movies was Anand Bakshi. Films by Shakti Samanta with Khanna in the lead, music by Pancham and lyrics by Anand Bakshi had people swooning over. The films Samanta directed without Khanna in the eighties were duds.[77][78] His other close friends from the film industry include Raj Babbar, J. Om Prakash and Jeetendra.
Pyarelal quoted in an interview that “Rajesh Khanna was lucky for us and we were lucky for him too. From the 1969 Do Raaste to the 1986 Amrit, we gave hits together both as films and as music scores.... When we went on our first overseas concert tour in 1984, he came and danced to three songs. He was very particular about his music and would take a tape home if he could not assess a song. He would then give his feedback after a day or two. But if he liked a song at the sitting, he would loudly shout “Wah! Wah!” in appreciation…. It was God’s blessing that we came up with such a vast range of hit songs for him, including in his home productions Roti and films like Chhailla Babu, Chakravyuha, Fiffty Fiffty, Amar Deep and Bewafai. Incidentally, he had a stake in Mehboob Ki Mehndi too.[35]
Celebrities of the post-2000 era, like Madhur Bhandarkar, say that they take at least three or four turns in Carter Road even today only to see Khanna.[79] The younger generation stars like Imran Khan still regard Rajesh Khanna as someone who would take the top slot as the most romantic hero of all time.[80] Shahrukh Khan idolises Rajesh Khanna and has opined,"Rajesh Khanna you can’t touch".[81] Actor Tom Alter confessed “I still dream of being Rajesh Khanna. For me, in the early 1970s, he was the only hero – romantic to the core, not larger than life, so Indian and real – he was my hero; the reason I came into films and he still is.”[82] Actor Irrfan Khan accepted in an interview, "The kind of craze witnessed by Rajesh Khanna has not been duplicated by anyone. He was the biggest and the most real star Bollywood has produced. I'd say stardom is that feeling of being possessed by your idol; you are so overwhelmed with euphoria you lose touch with reality."[83] Rajesh Khanna was the last superstar to set fashion trends.[84] The trend of wearing guru kurtas and belt on shirts became famous in seventies and eighties because of Khanna.[85]
From the early nineties onwards he stopped acting and served as M.P. of New Delhi Constituency from 1991 to 1996. During that period, he returned to acting, appearing in Khudai(1994). He made a comeback as a NRI in Aa Ab Laut Chalen(1999), and Kyaa Dil Ne Kahaa(2002). In September 2007, he officially announced his planned return to the big screen, signing a contract for several new films, including some television serials.

He is a life member of the International Film And Television Research Centre, the International Film And Television Club and the Asian Academy of Film & Television.[86] He is the Guest Faculty of 'Specialized Cinema Courses At Asian School Of Media Studies'. On 10 April 1999 Khanna inaugurated the live concert of S.P. Balasubramanyam held at Lal Bahadur Shastri Stadium, Hyderabad as a tribute to Pancham.[87] In 2001 and 2002, Rajesh played the lead in two television serials: Aapne Parai (B4U & DD Metro)[88] and Ittefaq (Zee TV).[89] He performed in a video album based on Tagore's songs (Rabindra Sangeet) without payment, and is currently in the process of creating his own music channel "R.K. Music Channel".[90] He also endorsed Star se Superstar tak – a talent hunt programme in 2007 and donated a Gold Trophy of Rs.1 crore. In its Silver Jubilee Episode on 14–15 March 2008, K for Kishore aired a Rajesh Khanna special. He signed on to star in a TV serial with Creative Eye Banner (Dhiraj Kumar) in 2007, and in 2008 performed in a TV serial, Bhabhima, with Leena Ganguly as his co-star. His successful TV serial Raghukul Reet Sada Chali Aayi began in November 2008 and ended in September 2009.[91] Khanna cites the lack of good roles for actors like him in the films these days. He said in an interview on being queried about his decision to do TV serials, "The reach of TV is much more than cinema today and one episode of my serial is likely to be watched by more people than a super-hit film".[92] In 2009, on his 67th birthday, Shemaroo Entertainment released his films and a song collection titled Screen Legends-Rajesh Khanna-the Original Superstar.[93]
[edit]Political and business career

Rajesh Khanna was a member of Parliament for the Congress Party, from the New Delhi constituency, where he won the 1992 by-election, retaining his seat until the 1996 election.[94] He has since been a political activist for the Congress Party.
Khanna and a group of foreign investors have bought land in Shirdi on which they plan to build a religious resort for disciples of Sai Baba of Shirdi.[95]
[edit]Awards, honours and recognitions

Main article: List of Rajesh Khanna's awards, honours and recognitions

Main article: Rajesh Khanna filmography
1985Alag Alag
1989Police Ke Peeche Police
1990Jai Shiv Shankar
1971Mehboob Ki Mehndi
[edit]Playback Singer
Baharon Ke Sapne (1967)
Safar (1970)
Raja Rani (1973)
Shehzada (1972)
Amar Prem (1972)
Daag (1973)
Souten (1983)

Mujhe Log Pyar Se Rajesh Khanna Kehte Hain..

Mr Rajesh Khanna Friend of the Gandhis of Delhi

Rajesh Khanna The Only Living Superstar and SuperHuman ..

Why Only Syria And Not The People of Bahrain..Is It Two Different Kinds of Pain

The Shias of Hussain..Pray For Freedom and Bahrain

People Dont Mind Seeing My Pictures on Christinaity , Hinduism Sufism,, Eunuchs Its My Shia Documentation that Gets on their Goat..

they say
dont rock the boat
why do you cut
your bodies
they quote
but those that
tie bombs
on the waist
blow up humanity
they forgive pardon
condone please
note ..a painful
report on the
face of islam
another sacrificial
blast the shias
out of existence
shia hate
their antidote

suee or dhage se
sile hue hot
sirf hamare matam se
unhe lagti hai chot
saudi arabia se uhe
milti hai shia ki nafrat
aur hare bhare not
khane ko jalebi aur dalmot

I Shoot Dangerously ....I Am Not Afraid If I Die Shooting Pain.. I Live For Hussain

I See a Poem Here .. An Angel Whispered

A picture
I shot
of my doomed fate
or poetic words
words wingless
birds her voice
angelic sweet
i heard ..
as she feline
like her
into the
of lifes manhole
an asshole

The Hijab Has More Freedom Of Expression In India Than Anywhere Else In The World

my breakfast...keema brun ..irani style

keema brun my morning breakfast sometimes at pahelvi restaurant bandra bazar road

born free ...but held in captivity of the street of life

fuck dreams are my own...

mulga mulgi saman.. doghanahi shikvu chan..marathi bola mehman

The Lonely Unforgettable Khada Parsi

The Khada Parsi

Shet Cursetjee Manockjee
The standing tall
Khada parsi
A punishment
Given to him
By his community
The ill-fated good parsi
Belching smoke
Asthamatic retribution
And life
On the fast track changing
He is forced to see
Pigeon shit on his head
Fornication at his feet
Clothes put out to dry
Blotches of arthritis
On his knees
Cannot change the detstiny
Of the khada parsi
The only second hand item
That looks it does not belong
To a parsi
Every time I pass him
I take his pictures
To capture the moods
And the variations
Of the city
Through the eyes
of the khada parsi
riots , rains , feasts
life deaths .. the cycle
of change ,,
does not change the after death
of a living death
each new day
of the khada parsi
the parsi panchayat
money bags
had done free f***k all
for the survival of
a citys national figure
aapra lokhandna
khada parsi

dedicated to late sharda dwivedi

Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The Brihanmumbai Mahanagar Palika (Marathi: बृहन्मुंबई महानगर पालिका) is the civic body that governs the city of Mumbai and is India's richest municipal organisation.[1][2] Its annual budget is even more than that of some of the small states of India. It is also known as Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai [1] (MCGM) or the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC). Established under the Bombay Municipal Corporation Act, 1888, it is responsible for the civic infrastructure and administration of the city and some suburbs of Mumbai. Its motto, यतो धर्मस्ततो जय (Sanskrit: Yato Dharmastato Jaya or, Where there is Righteousness, there shall be Victory) is inscribed on the banner of its Coat of Arms. Built in the Indo Saracenic style of architecture the BMC, as it is more popularly known, is the largest civic organisation in the country.
Public health and Hospitals
The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation runs more than 1000 schools in Mumbai with a total enrolment of over 650,000 pupils. Their purpose is to provide primary education at low cost.MCGM offers media of study in the following languages - Marathi, Hindi, English, Gujarati, Tamil, Kannada, Telugu, and Urdu.
Street lighting
Maintenance of parks and open spaces
Sewage treatment and disposal
Garbage disposal and street cleanliness
Aiding in prevention of epidemic outbreaks through mass production of medicines at the Haffkine Institute.
Cemeteries and Crematoriums
Registering of births and deaths.
Removal of Encroachments
Markets,Shops and Establishments

The corporation is headed by a Municipal commissioner, an IAS officer. He wields the executive power of the house. A quinquennial election is held to elect corporators to power. They are responsible for overseeing that their constituencies have the basic civic infrastructure in place, and that there is no lacuna on the part of the authorities. The mayor (a largely ceremonial post with limited duties) heads the party with the largest vote.
City officials
MayorSunil PrabhuMarch 9, 2012
Municipal CommissionerShri. Subodh Kumar
Police CommissionerArup PatnaikJune, 2010

The corporation's legislature, also known as the Corporation Council, is composed of (as of 2009) 227 members.

The BMC is responsible for most of Mumbai's territory. Their realm extends from Colaba in the south to Mulund and Dahisar in the north. Some regions such as Defence lands, Mumbai Port Trust lands and the Borivali National Park area are out of their jurisdiction. The city is subdivided into alphabetical wards, from A to T. Each ward has own ward office which oversees its territory. The headquarters of the civic administration are in South Mumbai opposite the Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus.
[edit]Marathi in Office

On 24 June 2008, Mayor Shubha Raul passed a controversial proposal mooted by municipal commissioner Jairaj Phatak to conduct all administrative business in the BMC only in Marathi.[3]
[edit]See also

Municipal Corporation Building, Mumbai (for details on the buildings architecture)
Coat of arms of Mumbai
Administrative divisions of Mumbai
Mayor of Mumbai
Municipal Commissioner of Mumbai
Sheriff of Mumbai
Praja: Online Complaint Management System for BMC

Hutatma Chowk Mumbai

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Hutatma Chowk (Marathi: हुतात्मा चौक) ("Martyrs' Square") is the official name of a square in South Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.
The square hosts Flora Fountain and was known by that name until 1960. It was officially renamed in 1960 in memory of the members of Samyukta Maharashtra Samiti, who lost their lives when police fired upon their peaceful demonstration. A statue of a "Martyr with a Flame" stands next to Flora Fountain.

Hutatma Chowk is located in the busy financial district of South Mumbai. It derives its present name from an incident in 1960 when a peaceful demonstration by the Samyukta Maharashtra Samiti (United Maharashtra Committee) was fired upon by the police resulting in 105 deaths. The incident was part of ongoing struggles of the Samyukta Maharashtra Samiti, amongst others, for the creation of the State of Maharashtra. The shooting proved to be a major impetus for the creation of Maharashtra on May 1, 1960.
The Hutatma Chowk square is lined on all sides by buildings constructed during the British Raj. An ornate fountain surrounded by delicately carved figures forms the center of the huge square. This was the Flora Fountain.
The fountain itself was built in 1864 and represents the Roman Goddess Flora, the Goddess of Abundance. Today it is a heritage structure. It cost Rs. 47,000 to build, a princely sum at the time and was constructed by the Agri-Horticultural Society of Western India. Cursetjee Fardoonjee Parekh donated Rs.20,000 towards the construction of this fountain. The fountain was carved from stone that was imported from Portland. It was built in honour of Sir Bartle Frere, who was the Governor of Bombay at the time. Sir Frere was responsible for dismantling Bombay Fort and shaping much of modern Mumbai. Initially it was to be named after the Governor but the name was changed before the fountain was unveiled. When it was constructed it was in the middle of the city. Flora fountain stands in exactly the same place where the original Churchgate of Bombay Fort stood. The area around Flora Fountain is the business center of Mumbai and is surrounded by offices, banks, colleges and shops.