Monthly Archives: August 2014

School wakes up a city with Clean India Green India rally

The students of Nirmala Convent School in the western UP town of Bulandshahr have taken up the Clean India Green India cause with great enthusiasm. After hundreds of students took a Clean Indian Green India pledge earlier this month, the school principal Sister Daisy decided that it’s not going to…

Pt Kishan Maharaj: Ganesh Paran on tabla सुनिए पंडित किशन महाराज का जादुई तबला जो हमारी और आपकी तरह बोलता है

Pandit Kishan Maharaj

 Ganesh Paran  Invocation of Lord Ganesha. It’s a famous  traditional composition, which refers to Ganesha (the elephant-headed god, son of Shiva). The first part describes a scene where Brahma, Vishnu and Mahesh sing Dhrupada, accompanied by Ganesha on the Mŗdańga. This Paran was one of Kishan Maharaj-ji’s favourites. सुनिए पंडित…

Video: BKS Iyengar ‘Yoga is a path to ultimate freedom’

BKS Iyengar, Yoga Guru, Iyengar Yoga

Watch world’s most famous yoga teacher discuss his philosophy and techniques in a film from 1976. BKS Iyengar  passed away on Wednesday, the 20th Aug 2014 in Pune, India. He was 96. Iyengar began to teach yoga in Pune in 1937, when he was just 18. But his journey to international…

गुलज़ार: ये कैसा इश्क़ है उर्दू ज़ुबां का

                  ये कैसा इश्क़ है उर्दू ज़ुबां का आँखों को वीसा नहीं लगता, सपनों की सरहद कोई नहीं  

Students vow never to throw rubbish in public places

Clean India Green India campaign took a new turn when hundreds of students enthusiastically took a pledge never to throw rubbish in the public places and to make India clean and green. The campaign was initiated by the London based NRI journalist and the former BBC radio editor Dr Vijay…

Freedom movement in Urdu poetry

Freedom movement, Simon Commission, Urdu poetry

तहरीक़े आज़ादी और उर्दू शायरी : One of NRIfm.com listeners has sent this extraordinary radio feature about how India’s freedom movement was reflected in Urdu shayari. Recording seems to begin half way. Courtesy AIR Urdu service. अब दौरे मसर्रत आने दो, क़ौमी परचम लहराने दो जाती है ग़ुलामी जाने दो,…

Bande Mataram sung by Tagore

This is an extraordinary find Bande Mataram sung by India’s greatest poet Rabindranath Tagore. Hemendra Mohan Bose (1864-1916) opened the Talking Machine Hall in Kolkata, a shop where one could get one’s voice recorded. Bose was a sound recording expert and also had an agency to sell Edison and Pathe…

World Kabaddi League to open in London with Akshay Kumar show

Akshay Kumar

After captivating fans globally with his inimitable stage performances for over two decades the Bollywood star Akshay Kumar will set a new personal best on Saturday, 9th August 2014, when he performs on stage for an astounding 500th time. This impressive milestone will take place at the inaugural show to…