Hemingway once wrote a story in just six words (For sale: baby shoes, never worn.) and is said to have called it his best work. Wired magazine
asked sci-fi, fantasy, and horror writers from the realms of books, TV, movies, and games to take a shot. Here what they came up with
One of the stories
Whether flowers bloom or not, it’s Spring today
Standing on the concrete pavement
Dipping his toes into the rock
A curmudgeonly tree
Decked out in new leaves
Laughs his heart out.
(’Phul phutuk na phutuk, aaj Boshonto’ – Subhas Mukhopadhyay)
My love, to day is not for playing with flowers
We are face to face with destruction
Our eyes no more glisten with blue wine of dream
Our skin is baked by scorching sunrays.
(’May Diner Kavita’ – – Subhas Mukhopadhyay)
Free hugs is a real life controversial story of Juan Mann, A man whos sole mission was to reach out and hug a stranger to brighten up their lives.
In this age of social disconnectivity and lack of human contact, the effects of the Free Hugs campaign became phenomenal.
As this symbol of human hope spread accross the city, police and officials ordered the Free Hugs campaign BANNED. What we then witness is the true spirit of humanity come together in what can only be described as awe inspiring.
In the Spirit of the free hugs campaign, PASS THIS TO A FRIEND and HUG A STRANGER! After all, If you can reach just one person…
Music by Sick Puppies. (Visit http://sickpuppies.net or http://myspace.com/sickpuppies for the music).
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Here goes one off-beat documentary on Ustad Amir Khan.
One of the most un-celebrated legends of Hindustani classical – Ustad Amir Khan. I am a long time fan of Ustadji. Recently, during a late night work, playing Vilambit Tarana in the background – I rediscovered Amir Khan. In the pin-drop silence of night, Ustadji’s voice drowned me in a ocean of mixed emotions – the feeling of melancholy, but I was enjoying that, his voice was deep – touching my soul – but I felt lighter too at the same time.
He is considered to be one of the most influential figures in Hindustani classical music during the 20th century, together with Bade Ghulam Ali Khan.
Raga Abhogi – Tarana/Khyal In Drut Teental
He developed his own singing style and helped popularise taranas, as well as compositions in Farsi language. Besides singing in concerts, he also sang film songs based on ragas, most notably for the films Baiju Bawra, Kshudhita Pashan, and Shabaab. He died a premature death in a car accident in Calcutta on February 13, 1974.
The death of Ustad Amir Khan in a tragic motor accident in Calcutta in 1974 has created a void in the world of Hindustani classical music. At the present time, when there is a dearth of such gifted artists, his death is an irreparable loss. Had he lived longer he would have had, at least, a number of able and talented disciples to carry on the tradition of his gharana.
In the last 25 years some artists have, by their revolutionary spirit, progressive outlook and creative faculties brought about radical changes in the style of presentation of classcal music. Ustad Amir Khan was such an artist. Like Kumar Gandharva. Amir Khan disregarded the age-old, conventional traditions, and with his intelligence and talent evolved an entirely original style of presentation. He also succeeded in gaining the approval and recognition of critics and connoisseurs.
One of my favourites of Manna Dey – “hoyto tomari jonno..”
May be for you
I am just crazy with love
I know you are unreachable
But can’t stop myself –
Spreading my wings of hope
Whenever I craved to know you more
In those unbearable solemn moments
I scuttled from one end to the other
Across the planet
I am drunk in love
No idea about decorum’s and rules
Even if disaster happens
I want you
I am restless
Infinite thirst in my eyes
I am spreading my dreams
Across the horizon of storm
Whatever you said to me
I loved it
Still confused, contradiction?
Leave all and let’s fly now