बिहार एक क्रांति है। आज से नहीं सदियों से। लेकिन आज-कल ये क्रांति बहुत फीकी पड़ चुकी है। ना जाने हम किस ‘आज’ की होड़ में घुसे चले जा रहे की अपना कल मिटाते चले जा रहे। हाँ, थी ज़रूरत बिजली की, सड़कों की, गुंडा-रहित बाज़ारों की, लेकिन इतना तो कम-से-कम होना ही चाहिए था ना? हम आगे कैसे निकलेंगे? सिर्फ़ कुछ सड़के और नए मॉल्ज़ खुल जाने से हम विकसित कहला जाएँगे? वैसे भी, गगनचुंबि इमारतों और फ़्लाइओवर्स के दौड़ में भागे ही जा रहे, भागे ही जा रहे, लेकिन दौड़ रोक नहीं पा रहे। हाँ, प्रदूषण की रेस में अव्वल ज़रूर आ रहे।
सड़के तो बनती रहेंगी। हम क्या चाहते है? क्या चाहिए आपको? जिस ‘सोने की चिड़िया’ को पूरा भारत दुनिया को अपना बताता है, वो बिहार है आप। हमारा इतिहास, जिसे भारत अपनी विरासत बताता है, वो बिहार है आप।
सरकारें आएँगी सरकारें जाएँगी, लेकिन क्रांति रहनी चाहिए। ये बिहार रहना चाहिए।
It’s such a depressing day. News of the sad demise of so many people related to me or to people I am related to, just shook me.
“Today is a good day and I tell this to myself everyday.” I work on this formula and every morning I start with a happy note. But today, I couldn’t. Even though I had other reasons to be happy, I couldn’t.
About 6 people died in past 72 hours. The news itself was highly shocking and depressing. I have no idea how to express my grief or not express at all. It’s just, it is depressing. It is depressing enough to ruin days, weeks, months even.
I wish I could have a good today like every other day, but I didn’t. It’s how life plays. The thought of them not with us anymore is disturbing and even an attempt of imagination is deadly and disastrous.
It has destroyed my mental health so much that I can’t even dare to guess the family’s condition and dearer ones’.
Patna is not a vast city in comparison to the metro cities and many other popular cities. But it doesn’t make it less interesting. If you’re on a tight schedule or on a short business/leisure trip, here are few places in the town that you should visit and experience the city’s life and soul. There is lot to do and many places to go, through which you can satiate yourself. Here are some handpicked places to visit in Patna that will provide guaranteed satisfaction to you if you’re short on time and have no idea where to start.
Buddha Smriti Park
A regular light and sound show happens inside Buddha Smriti Park. It is peaceful and tickets are cheap too. It’s nice for a walk in the evening. There are also the remains of Purana Jail and a museum too inside the park. The museum has a different entry ticket.
Ganga Aarti at NIT Ghat
A must visit is Ganga Aarti at NIT Ghat (Bhagirathi Vihar) which happens in the evening on weekends. On weekdays you may take a nauka-vihar(a boat ride) to reach the Ganga Beach and if you are lucky, you may find Gangetic Dolphins playing in …….. (click here to read full article).
Isn’t it amazing? Well, I think it’s magical. Probably one of the reasons why often people get so attached to radio or an RJ in particular (especially in ole times). Radio makes you feel special. Also an amazing companion in loneliness.
I have had a long connection with radio. My mother herself is a prominent radio artist from whom I have copy-pasted the genes. She is phenomenal. I gave my first audition for radio when I was, if I remember correctly, in 6th standard and eventually qualified the audition as a drama artist in All India Radio, Patna. I were called on contactual basis as per the demands in various single dramas or serials. The ambience of Akashvani is charming and, the fellow people that I’ve worked with are brilliant. I’ve always loved their company and while rehearsing inside the studio or recording the shows, I’ve always tried to groom myself watching the maestros. They are all so well-versed and versatile that I get astonished every time I work with them.
Years passed and here I am pursuing college degree. Luck or hard work, I don’t know but here again I am an active artist at Radio Amity 107.8FM (NOIDA). The work culture here is greatly different from what I’ve experienced at AIR. This is a community radio. I enjoyed working here and doing shows I like. Radio Amity itself is an experience to me.
Now when I am back to the city, my city, in my semester break, again luck or passion I don’t know, I receive this opportunity to work as an intern at Radio Mirchi 98.3 FM (Patna) . I owe everything to RJ Anjali under whose guidance-ship I am a learned artist. She has always inspired me and she has always there to mentor me wherever needed. It is because of her endless patience and managing skills I’ve learned how the India’s most popular commercial FM channel works. She is a true artist and more than an artist she is a performer. Thousands of people just get to hear her voice but I get to sit with her inside the live studio and see her ‘performing’ on radio. She is a bundle of talent, experience, and everything amazing.
It is her, from whom once I heard, “Radio is the theatre of mind.”
And that very moment it struck into my head like a gong and I started to flow overly into my deep thoughts. That touched me.
Inside of Radio Mirchi Studio, Patna and view outside on a lovely weather day. Pic clicked by RJ Shruti.
Throughout my radio journey I’ve met many fabulous people who excel in this field and will never fail to inspire anyone who’d meet them. When I work at AIR, I love my surrounding. Positivity is in the vibes, in the vibrations, in the microphone, in the sound-proof walls of the studio. Alike people everywhere. Intellectual class. It makes me leave behind all my gruesome memories or worries and, in-fact, relaxes the mind.
I’ve experienced almost all forms of radio. Be it Akashvani the legend, or Community Radio, or Commercial Entertainment Radio Stations. I’ve enjoyed working everywhere and each one has taught me a different meaning, a unique purpose of radio.
By accumulating all my intense love and little experiences, I can sum up that, Radio is not just a medium. It is a way of life.
Childhood memories can’t be taken away. While cleaning up the mess we found this scrap in the backyard. I had to give away my old 8 bit console to the ‘kabadiwala’ in lieu of few pennies and for creating some rooms for other stuffs in the yard. Hard task ’twas but had to do it. Had to follow Dad’s protocols.
The news of SWAT KATS returning hit me like.. Hell Yeah!! :’) Childhood’s gonna resurrect. Revive. Relive. “Chakkudhaar missiles chhor diye!”
Quashing rumours and busting myths related to Earthquake. This is my first vlog and I chose this topic to cover after experiencing the aftershocks of the disastrous earthquakes that happened in Nepal last weekend.
I observed how the crowd (in Patna and various other cities where the impact of earthquake wasn’t that powerful) ridiculously believed the nonsensical rumours and had installed various myths in them which led to more panic and chaos in the situation which demanded a calm and sensible behaviour from everyone.
Here I am, busting a few myths that irritated me for long.
I’m sorry that I couldn’t edit it well. I had tried my best but the software got corrupted in the last moment.
More and better vlogs are coming soon. Also suggest me topics you would like me to cover.
How completely normal it is to scream at each other one second and then be laughing the next. Sharing zillions of moments and memories right from our birth to what are we today. Spent our whole childhood together. Literally WHOLE of the childhood and teenage. Being there at every step. Sharing weirdest and stupidest of the stuffs. Talking complete random. Sharing crushes details and lots more. Har dusre din bolna “bhai pyaar ho gya” and kehna “abe phir se?”. 100 piece puzzles, batman vs ninja, battleship, game boy, mario, contra, hundreds of movies memories, yippees, our journey from Dragon Tales to A.P. (if you know what I mean), Narnia team up, waka waka-ing and O re Piya boriyat. Hell man, no one could stand our team spirit. Durga Puja, Diwali, Holi and ALL the others .. spent all together. Being wisest and being total smart badass at times. Oh.. and being awesome was simply AWESOME. We ruled the world. At least yeah that’s what we believed in.
“Lived a life so endlessly,
saw beyond what others see…
Plans of what our futures hold,
Foolish lies in growing old.
It seems we’re so invincible
But truth is so cold.
Where you can stay,
Where you can stay away forever.”
There are some friendships where people remember how it started. Ours is different. You were there for me before I stepped into this world. My by-default in-built mate installed in life to be with me from the inception. You’re not bestfriend. No, not even my brother. You’re a part of my soul. Yes. You’re my Horcrux. How we spent our eighteen years of horcrux-hood is simply unbelievable. And distance ain’t gonna hamper that. Saying is “nothing lasts forever”. Well, no worries, we’ll prove the world wrong. Just because you now live somewhere else doesn’t mean I can’t kick your butt !
Had an awesome shoot today. Finally got my first break ( or say appearance ) on TV and that too because of MAGIC!
Excited. Nervous. Butterflies that ached my stomach hard.
Climbing up the stairs.New contacts. Great people. Fun time. Feeling blessed. Thank you Mom for everything. Thank you Guruji for the constant support and encouragement.
Peeps Of Patna, tune on to Doordarshan Bihar this Saturday (9/8/14) at 12 noon and watch out for *UDAAN* – Independence Day Special
Woke up at 7.
Got ready hurriedly for chemistry tuition which was at 8. Well, without breakfast, I reached the class on time.
After chemistry lessons I hurried towards the physics class. Since the last physics class was called off because our professor had to attend some conference or something like that (am least bothered about this) we were having this extra class on Sunday. Don’t know why God decided to ruin my this Sunday with overdose of classes.
‘The ruining’ still continuing.
Water logging in near by areas. Weather got refreshed. Mother Earth must be feeling relieved from her fever. Even after several hours of raining cats and dogs the sky looked the same.The murky and dismal puff of the sky didn’t fade. Some were grey, some were complete black. I was trying and looking for fifty shades of grey but in fact I think I found much more than that. Not counted though. John Milton said that “Every cloud has a silver lining” but when I centralised my eyes on that I noticed that actually every silver lining has a cloud. And this reminded me of the great saying of Pythogoras –
“Above the cloud with its shadow is the star with its light. Above all things reverence thyself.”
And there, God, the eternal sky, whispered to me- “Move on.”