Saturday, January 29, 2011

The Concert Which Made 'Zakir Hussian' - A Star

Probably it was the first experience, for the legendary sitar player Pt.Ravi Shankar, in his illustrious musical career, when he had to drop his sitar on floor  of a jam-packed concert in Delhi for a young boy - Zakir Hussian, the genius tabla maestro .  

Sunday, January 23, 2011

A Chat with First Computer Virus Inventor 'Amjad Farooq Alvi'

A way back in year 1986 (i.e. 25 years ago), a 24 year old, Amjad Farooq Alvi and his brother Basit, a teenager, in Lahore, Pakistan, invented first Personal Computer virus called ©Brain. The intention was to protect a medical software copyright. Unexpectedly, this virus became such a rage among the PC users that sooner it appeared on TIME magazine's cover page.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Motihari( Bihar) : A Birthplace of Legendary English Writer George Orwell

George Orwell (25 June 1903 – 21 January 1950)
 "Man is the only creature that consumes without producing. He does not give milk, he does not lay eggs, he is too weak to pull the plough, he cannot run fast enough to catch rabbits. Yet he is lord of all the animals. He sets them to work, he gives back to them the bare minimum that will prevent them from starving, and the rest he keeps for himself."

This immortal quote is from Orwell's, a renowned English author, cult classic "Animal Farm". He's considered perhaps the twentieth century's best chronicler of English culture.   

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Bollywood Stars: Tracking Some Less Known Facts - Part I

Shrimant Rajkumari Bhagyashree Raje Patwardhan was born on February 23rd 1969 to the royal family of Patwardhans of Miraj in Maharashtra. Her father is the Raja of Sangli, H.H. Meherban Shrimant Raja Vijaysinhrao Madhavrao Patwardhan. He has two more daughters, Madhuvanti and Purnima

She married Himalay Dassani, her childhood friend and has become a part time actor after marriage. She has two children.  

In 1989 Bhagyashree came into the limelight after the success of Maine Pyar Kiya.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

An Unconventional Md. Rafi Fan: You'll Have Smile on Your Face

You might have been thinking, what's this video post all about? Even I was thinking the same when I saw it the first time. So, should I reveal  the surprise? "No.....," I heard someone saying that. Ok, let me tell you just one thing, he is just another passionate fan, like all of us, of the legendary singer Mohamed Rafi saab.

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Shree Bindeshwari Babu: An Extraordinary Devotional Singer

He enthralled millions with his divine singing voice. He captivated the audience with his excellent heavenly musical poetry based on the great Indian mythology. With his unearthly pleasant melodious compositions, people could vividly sense those mythological characters and immersed into the gracious sequence of events in those stories. The spellbound audience used to burst in tears feeling the pain of some incidents, or extremely delighted over others. The intensity of his live performance was simply unimaginative.  His charismatic presence was enough to stun the audience. No wonder, for many of them he was a living God! Yes. He was none other than the true son of goddess Saraswati and the blessing of goddess Ganga,  Shree Bindeshwari Prasad Singh. People respectfully refer him Bindeshwari Babu or Bino Babu.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

I was a crazy follower of epic tv series Ramayan

In the history of television in India, there was  only one time  when most of the people started praying to the tv screen just like a God. It seems unbelievable now, but it is as true as  you  and I. For half an hour, in the late 1980s, on every Sunday morning, across the country, roads were used to be empty just like a curfew has been imposed. Yes! It' was just the incredible  and unprecedented success of the great tv epic Ramayan.