Jalsa, Mumbai Mar 10, 2014 Mon 10:31 pm
It is not often that you get to see these time lines above, but when issues of health take over, changes occur .. and the bed is the best place for all kinds of reading and writing to be pursued .. and that is what I do ..
Pain needs a story, it needs character, recognition, to be addressed and to be borne .. what else can one do .. its like moving in with a stranger, one that has not been welcomed or accepted ..
And no matter what others express, the degrees of pain have different connotations with different individuals .. what seems painless to one is the maximum to the other and vice versa ..
Many though, thrive in pain … they wait for it to occur, in order to achieve fulfilment .. sadistic, masochistic and many other ‘istics’ ..
Pain though is universal .. humans, animals, mammals … all alike .. and the expression for it is universal too .. it is an immediate recognisable factor ..
A legend then … a hero, this pain .. you talk about it with some pride at times, seeking sympathy and concern .. normal conditions will not get you those compassionate looks and speech … but somewhere there is an arrogance to wards it ..
"Hey ! my pain is much bigger than yours !", is an oft repeated refrain .. it is used as a distraction .. when your expression submits itself to the people at large, there is an immediate synonymous, concern .. a face change .. many look and survive with the pain because of it .. it draws attention …
But in the end it is a very individual fight .. no substitute, no runner, nothing .. bear it or bear out ..
Love to all
Jalsa, Mumbai Mar 9/10, 2014 Sun/Mon 1:40 am
At the Conclave of India Today ..
Getting briefed for the India’s Got Talent show the Finale .. where the launch of ‘BR’ song ‘party toh banti hai’ takes place
At Palava City, a sister city to Mumbai … am the ambassador and its first citizen …
Showing Karan Johar, the jury on the IGT show, a bit of ‘shava shava’ ..
A brave young lady .. and a finale contestant .. has an amputated leg .. but performed ‘kajrare’ .. so moving ..
At Palava City .. with the families ..
And fly back in time for the Sunday well wishers ..
Never an astonishing well wisher of the Sunday routine … you get all kinds of people ..
There is concern among all on my health ..
What can I say .. many ask what is wrong .. I do not have an answer for it, because the list shall be long and painful, as it is now, and is not going to diminish my trouble ..
So lets hope that all turns out well ..
I am to fly to Gujarat tomorrow morning for the Tourism film shoot, but because the elections are on, some political parties are opposing my visit because they feel it would be against the code of conduct of the election month. Decisions to be taken tomorrow, so take off was at 6am and now delayed to 11, but still uncertain, because the Commission sits on judgment at 11, and shall not have a response till 12 .. lets wait and see …
Meanwhile because the pain is bad I shall rest and keep you all informed ..
Jalsa, Mumbai Mar 8/9, 2014 Sat/ Sun 12:46 am
Spread the word around :
The promo song launch of ‘Bhoothnath Returns’ has happened at India’s Got Talent at the finale grand ..
Love to all .. I am unwell and the doctors are at it ..
The age of the ‘selfies’ .. Obama, Ellen Degeneres .. and now us
Jalsa, Mumbai Mar 7/8, 2014 Fri/Sat 2:49 am
Back form Delhi from the India Today Conclace .. but ..
Incapacitated … ! will explain later .. doc has given strong medication .. and I must rest else the morning shoot and the promotion of ‘Bhoothnath Returns’ on India’s Got talent, shall suffer .. there is also the matter of the dubbing ..
But hoping the pictures say it all :
Most important leaders for the on coming elections ..
Koel Purie .. the firebrand .. daughter of the owner of India Today, Aroon Purie
In the plane ..
… the Commander of the flight .. a lady Pilot !! Buck Up India !!
out of the plane ..
At the Conclave .. significant enlarged red dot .. which forms a chair and a backdrop .. its the colors of the magazine ..
Good night ..
Jalsa, Mumbai Mar 6, 2014 Thu 9:52 pm
Having finished very late last night at Lonavala and the ‘Party with the Bhoothnath’ … getting to bed almost at 5 am to be up again at 6 am to leave for Raigad, by helicopter an hour away, to visit at my insistence, the work that the Foundation Swades does for the rural inhabitants, one shunts away the lack of energy and sleep that overcomes one ..
It has been a most humbling experience to be in the midst of the villagers and their life and expectations and what they build so diligently and passionately. The Foundation is run by Ronnie and Zarine Screwala and I shall be joining them in this exercise to collect funds for the many activities and facilities they provide to the under privileged.
It has been a most revealing full day spending time with those that are our citizens and our countrymen too, but deprived of so much that is necessary and essential in everyday life.
We tend to forget and put aside the comforts we in the city enjoy … the daily essential needs - common and of the most basic nature. It is almost embarrassing to be in the privilege we are in. To be astonished that the most elementary needs are missing among them. Yet they smile, exist and work continuously to better their condition. Remarkable !!
I am sleep deprived, so I shall not be able to say much .. but there is much to say … and to do ..
My love and my wishes for those that suffer, hoping that they be advantaged by the benefits of philanthropic involvement ..
Lonavala, MH Mar 5/6, 2014 Wed/Thu 3:16 am
Lonavala, Mumbai Mar 5, 2014 Wed 11:29 pm
Life is a great leveler. It extends, bends and pretends.
What you bring along is long tested. What you do not, does not. Uncertainties of nature and existence never have answers. They spring upon us, show us their strengths and disappear, oblivious to what they leave behind. Sufferings are eternal and perpetual. They live with us till we count our last.
Oblivious of what the consequences be at the time of an adventure, experience and incident, it is disturbing to us mortals what lies in store either way. What may seem insurmountable, finds a conquest. What heights we climb, poses another peak to be achieved.
Those that live in constant excess, I believe, are most aware of its fragility. Those that do not, are either fearless or unaware of its crumbling.
Some of us live in constant fear of the consequences, and some have diligently worked out options, were there to be a situation. I would presume that many presume that this option does not exist in most. But it does. And it does in numbers and the thinkings of those that value outcome. There are many that do not, which is fine as a way chosen by them on their own conduct. But many do, and they need to be followed and observed with care.
Excesses attract, irrespective of their genuineness. They are rare and endangered species. They shall always seek to be protected, because. But the world and the universe is not likely to be enamored by them that despite its worthiness and ingenuity, flaunt it with unrestricted pride and arrogance, centimeters distanced, from the nostrils of the lesser.
Many believe that living in the constancy of such thought, deprives one of a freedom. A freedom that is truly our birthright. Fine. I do not have an answer to that which harbors such. But each birthrighted freedom has to be won and labored for, and on its final achievement, to be best rested, within the confines of our ethics and ethos.
Each ethos and ethic has its own parameters, both individually and collectively. They will differ. They shall possess different and varied interpretation. But irrespective of any, they shall all saunter down to one commonality. That common thread is what shall bind us all, in order and command. The observance of this command, this regimentation, if you may wish to address it so, is the desired conditions for behavior.
Character belongs to the ethos and ethic of our growth. With character come dignity. And with dignity, wisdom.
May we all strive to be wise, just, and in belief.
Belief in perception is a boon and a curse. The race between reality and its perception, is one that has pervaded our ethos. Wise are they that can project convincingly, reality, before perception overtakes it. For, the latter has habitually been that, which has found belief earlier than the former.
Many distinguished intellect have commented through the ages of the virtues of both, but emphasized the complexities of the latter. One reason then, why it needs greater attention and concern.
Perception shall always require greater care and address. It has the capacity to be of lasting impact. Any impact that lasts, is reverential in its construct. It may not be what it is meant to be. But then meanings in such situations possess alternate meanings as well.
Who and what then to believe ? Which to take as definite ? And why ?
Questions need answers. Answers need convincing ability. Convinced ability is another rarity. In today’s most cynical atmosphere, it has a short life.
Best then .. to beat it much before by that which is real.
My academic lack could well be one that reeks of garlic. But each element has a cure .. even garlic !!
My sincere apologies for this uncalled for philosophic indulgence, but loaded from early morning with the ‘Yo’ factor, does do strange things to one.
It is past midnight and work still continues. It may last for another couple. Driving back to the resting place would take another hour, and by then it would be time to leave for the work for the next.
Nothing in life is achieved without struggle !
My struggle for the moment is the non connectivity of the cyber. Hopefully at my resting, it shall have the access required to get this into your varied destinations. ‘Word’ as advised by many after the loss of content on occasion, has prompted me to dither here. And from here to there !!
With love to all in abundance …
And the day cannot end at 4:14 am without the activity report :
'jab saari duniya soo jati hain .. after party ki jo party …'
'come party with the Bhoothnath … relax man !!'
….. and another rarity … the entire electronic media WITHOUT MICROPHONES ..!!
Cool kids .. jamming and rapping to the ‘after party ..
…. the Lambo .. a constant with the Yo Yo Honey Singh ..aaaaa !!
saada punyabbi puttar … the director with the props -Yo and Mo
some of the pics just so you can see the skulls .. one that you had seen before in a previous post … but the entire clothing design from my personal wardrobe .. yoooyooooooo !!
Lonavala, MH Mar 4/5, 2014 Tue/Wed 4 : 48 am
An entire day with Yo Yo Honey Singh … a joy and a learning .. the pop the urban and the cool ..
'Come party with the Bhoothnath … relax man !” …
More later .. its time to party in bed ..
Love you all
Lonavala, MH Mar 3/4, 2014 Mon/Tue 2 : 14 am
Yash : Happy birthday to you and wish you many more .. have fun !!
Some days just turn out to be exceedingly, visit and tour oriented .. there is travel and its own pressures, recognition for the work done .. or undone ..celebration of the times and the Institutes ..
A moment of pride and honour ..
People and professionals .. honour bestowing kindness and the great pride for the Gentleman and Warriors of the country ..
What a fascinating day it has been and tomorrow morning Yo Yo Singh with the Honey ..
Love and GN
Jalsa, Mumbai Mar 2/3, 2014 Sun/Mon 1:36 am
Navneet Anand … many happy returns of the day .. love and all the joys of the world for the 3rd of March … and more ..
There is travel again from the morrow to closer destinations but on varied interests and tasks ..
The Symbiosis College for a lecture to the students there on a suitable topic, an Award function in Pune, to celebrate my contribution, a lecture at the National Defence Academy and to meet the future armed forces officers in this very prestigious institute, a shooting to be done for the Yo Yo Honey Singh song for the film ‘Bhoothnath Returns’ film and then a visit for a charity that we intend supporting and working on for the upliftment of those deprived of basic facilities in the rural areas of the region ..
But today was Sunday and the well wishers at the gate .. an rather excessive review of the ‘Facets of the Evening Meet’ :
The many faces that wait for the appearance …
Did you get that picture …. ??
From all beliefs and faiths and their blessings ..
Striding out to them that come with love .. in those fancy imitation leopard spots .. and the Harley Davidson presented by ShahRukh Khan to Abhishek for his birthday ..
And some familiar Ef .. and other ‘interested parties’
Starting early to get those vantage seats .. perhaps a little too early for that little one ..
May I call you later … I am in the middle of my Blog ..? thank you ..and
Good night ..
Jalsa, Mumbai Mar 1/2, 2014 Sat/Sun 3:06 am
And so it has come to pass .. to pass another, and another and another ! There is a wonder in the mind, of a disruption in thought and in my deed. So be it .. there is none but this .. that there shall never be a disruption with the Ef and the tumbled tumbler, so long as the tumbler remains upright ..
Uprightness is a rare quality .. it merges with some of the other great qualities that humans exhibit. No … exhibit is not the right word .. it comes close to deliberate showing or an attempt of an exhibition as in a fair or a playing ground of festivities. But we know and know it well that that is not so .. though many would disagree ..
So be it ..
Disagreement is a rarity too .. many do not indulge in it for fear of the wrong it may create. Many consider disagreement to be a form of impetuousness .. a frank delight that comes but comes with some reserve ..
Sometimes it is good to be tall .. and tall enough to be wise .. Abe Lincoln !! Most tall do not get clubbed with wisdom. I am neither tall nor wise .. but neither am I Mr Lincoln .. so that evens out all a bit .. ‘evenings’ do have the habit of spreading it out to such extent .. there is therefore wonder whether some authenticity could come and take over as it were .. no I would not recommend it being taken over .. there is respect in individuality, irrespective of social worth and value .. worth and value in this materialistic world have different connotations .. we accept them but do not necessarily condone them .. that would deprive us all of our basic rights, so assiduously structured by one Abe Lincoln.
There has been much to be seen and heard and considered throughout the day …
When the day starts with matching expression and mood, with what has been recorded earlier with random device, it is a task of gigantic proportion to be able to replicate it in its entirety. Many have given it a colour that perhaps denied the maker those little moments in sound that make for an effect … many never do .. happens .. but what does not happen is that the life in posterity remains with what has been finally approved and administered … so may this one too …
A littered desk is a representation of a littered mind .. these days my mind is littered .. a lot … a lot .. ! There is a desire to move with some rapidity, some unsolicited reaction or reaction that does not take much time … why I cannot say .. but it moves and moves at speed .. an accomplishment unfinished, a pinnacle to acquire, a ground to be shaken … and more ..
Hahaahehhe hehe ..
Does any ever think that this could possibly be associated with reality … a reality that governs my body and mind … naaah … never .. it was a disguise to keep the fires burning and alive ..
The system is supreme .. never, never ever even attempt to challenge, correct, or push it to wrong .. leave that to those that follow practices of democratic process .. the system shall not allow one to go beyond a certain limit .. that glass ceiling shall and will remain for eternity .. try to fiddle with it , or try to educate it and all your academicetia , if ever there was such word in the dictionary, shall dissolve and rot never to be awakened again !!
In the end it is the ‘boxing ring’ .. two lone souls fighting to destroy and vanquish the other , without any assistance from the outside. Many shall sing and dance and scream and shout from the other side of the ring, but the job shall have to be done within .. within oneself ..
Take pride in what you are and be .. at times that comes from being within .. it does not in any manner restrict or dictate the annulment of an alternative .. no sir it does not .. no ma’am it does not .. just getting my gender equality in the right place - but it is a handy sword whose blade can work from the inside and the out ..
Be inside .. and be inside the, of the out .. that is dignity and a splendid commendation ..
With my nights commendations too ..