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'एक सौ दर्द जले जब दिल में, एक नज़्म का जन्म हुआ'

गुलज़ार  साहब को दादा साहेब फाल्के पुरस्कार मिलने की बधाई देते हुए मोहल्ला लाइव पर छपने वाली अपनी ‘मुंबई डायरी’ में से एक दिन जो गुलज़ार के नाम है, ‘गुल्लक’ पढने वालों के लिए भी .. 8 more words
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Oscar Winner Gulzar Given India’s Highest Film Honor

LONDON — Gulzar, has been conferred the Dadasaheb Phalke award, India’s highest film honor, for 2013.

The award is given by the Indian government for outstanding contribution to the growth and development of Indian Cinema and is named after Dhundiraj Govind Phalke, who directed the first Indian feature film “Raja Harishchandra” in 1913. 149 more words

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Gulzar Next Door

Wouldn’t it be great? To live next door to Gulzar Saab? 

Sometimes it seems that all I want is to sit next to Gulzar Saab on Marine Drive & just listen to him. 1,760 more words

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A dear friend of mine, who's currently back packing in Sri Lanka, is a pioneer of Gulzar Bhakti Movement, just like yours truly. Yesterday, was his birthday. On his birthday, I saw this tweet by Lata Mangeshkar: https://twitter.com/mangeshkarlata/status/454944496888066049 A tweet that announced Gulzar Saab's Dada Saheb Phalke Award honor to the whole world. My initial reaction was obviously favorting & RTing that tweet, then changing my whatsapp status in his honor, then personally sharing this news with all the Gulzar, and then it hit me that my Gulzar Saab was bestowed this honor on my friend's birthday & not on mine :( So, after sulking whole day, this morning I took the higher road & whatsapped him the news, assuming that being in Sri Lanka he might have missed it. Guess what his reaction was? He: Frankly, I don't know why this is a big deal. For me Oscar> Filmfare> National Award & then come all the others :P Me: But, Gulzar Saab in an interview explains that Oscar, Grammy et. al were for his particular work but this award honors his entire body of work, so it means more to me. He: Meh *brooding face smiley* Me: Why? He: No, just Meh :P It was hard to argue with that. So, I let it go. However, think of it, while some may arguably believe that Oscar's Gulzar Saab's greatest achievement so far, it wasn't for his best work. By Gulzar Saab's standard of work, 'Jai Ho' falls in the category of average. So, when Dada Saheb Phalke Award honors everything that he has done so far: the lyrics & the poems that he has written, the movies that he has directed, the culture that he curated in numerous ways, it surely trumps the Oscar. This award not just acknowledges & celebrates his journey from a car mechanic to as Lata Mangeshkar puts it, 'sirf cinema ke hi nahin iss waqt ke behtareen kavi'. It also validates his work as a filmmaker. Despite, sketching beautiful movies like Koshish, Parichay, Aandhi & Maachis, Gulzar Saab remains the most underrated director of our times. So, yes I don't think it's 'Meh'. Also, I think this is the apt time to plug in my first post of this blog, which was dedicated to Gulzar Saab on his Birthday. Yup, this blog was born on Gulzar Saab's birthday :)      

Listen, my love!

Every time I talk about us, I have to use the false cover-up of others’ names

And with each passing day, it is becoming more and more difficult to fill the empty space in my heart with sighs and wait for another night to turn to day… 241 more words

Literature

Mellifluous Time Traveller

A few days back , I was watching a Hindi movie ‘Mausam’ (3rd time, as far as remember), and this duet song(Dil Dhoonta hai… 521 more words

Dil Dhoonta Hai

'Mind'ing....with prayers

While doing research on folklore I happened to come across this beautiful video. Though I had seen it earlier but never had time to play it. 96 more words

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Reading Gulzar: Neglected Poems

Book Title: Neglected Poems
Poet: Gulzar
Themes: Nature, Places, Everyday life
Publisher: Penguin India
Translator: Pavan K Varma
Buy it on Flipkart

After having attended an interactive session with Gulzar at the Bangalore International Literature festival, I was keen on reading some of his lyrics that were independent of films. 461 more words

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