Exploring Chandni Chowk – Episode 1

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Exploring Delhi’s famous Chandni Chowk area (Purani Dilli / Old Delhi) also popularly known as Delhi 6 !

In this episode we’ll get to learn about the history of this place and also we’ll take  quick glance at the Digambar Jain Lal Mandir (also known as Urdu Mandir) and the Gauri Shankar Temple.

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World Mental Health Day

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It’s World Mental Health Day today.. and this song by my dear friend Dr. Madhusudan aptly captures the plight of the patients.. and the stigma they have to live with!

Do have a look at the video ..it makes one aware about hard facts and figures and even proposes some remedies for this social disease.

Kudos Dr.Madhusudan for this great effort…and thanks bro for this golden opportunity to me and sis Arunima to be involved in this positive project. Blessings for all!

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Aapki aankhon mein kuchh..

A song from one of our jamming sessions 🙂

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Sharing some music from our late-night jamming sessions 🙂 Here’s an ultimate song of LOVE from the Hindi movie GHAR (1978). Magical music by RD Burman, playful lyrics by Gulzar. Chk out as me and my sis Arunima bring to you this beautiful song. We’ve tried to retain the simple retro feel.. and the melodious sound of Pancham da 🙂 Hope you’ll like it.

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MOTHERHOOD – the most evolved state of mind

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MOTHERHOOD is the highest state of mind. Having a MOTHERLY vision is a sign of an EVOLVED CONSCIENCE. Not just for women, this value also makes a man a COMPLETE MAN. The world needs more such people. Thanks so much for being there maa 🙂 GOD BLESS YOU! HAPPY MOTHERS DAY TO ONE AND ALL 🙂

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Chhaap Tilak

Here’s our version of this famous Sufi poem, sung by me and produced by my bro Aditya. This was written by the great Sufi Saint and artist – Amir Khusro. The poet here is charmed by his spiritual master, Hazrat Nizamuddin, and sings this poem in his praise.

In this rendition we’ve tried a fusion of sounds from the Middle-east as well as India backed by both Indian and Pop/Hip-hop beats.

This track also caught the attention of a Hollywood based media firm last year and has found it’s place in their international-music libraries now. The deal came as a pleasant surprise for us 🙂

Lyrics by: Amir Khusro (Traditional Sufi song)

Chhap tilak sab cheeni ray mosay naina milaikay
Prem bhatee ka madhva pilaikay
Matvali kar leeni ray mosay naina milaikay

Gori gori baiyyan, hari hari churiyan
Baiyyan pakad dhar leeni ray mosay naina milaikay

Bal bal jaaun maen toray rang rajwa
Apni see kar leeni ray mosay naina milaikay

Khusro Nijaam kay bal bal jaiye
Mohay Suhaagan keeni ray mosay naina milaikay

Chhap tilak sab cheeni ray mosay naina milaikay
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English Translation of the lyrics:

You’ve taken away my looks, my identity, by just a glance.
By making me drink the wine of love-potion,
You’ve intoxicated me by just a glance;
My fair, delicate wrists with green bangles in them,
Have been held tightly by you with just a glance.
I give my life to you, Oh my cloth-dyer,
You’ve dyed me in yourself, by just a glance.
I give my whole life to you Oh, Nijam,
You’ve made me your bride, by just a glance.

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Vocals : ARUNIMA
Music & Production: ADITYA (www.adityapathak.net)
Lyrics: AMIR KHUSRO
This track is also available for visual media projects. Please visit this page for more info.

MEHRAULI VILLAGE – Photographs

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Sharing a few snaps that we captured during a Heritage-Walk to Mehrauli Village, Delhi, India. There are several interesting places to explore out there and each one has unique stories associated. Some of the places we visited are – Adam Khan’s tomb, Shahidi sthan (Banda Bahadur), Qutub Sahab/Hazrat Bakhtiyar Kaki Dargah, Gandhak ki Baoli, Yogmaya Mandir, Hijron ki khankah, Zafar Mahal, Hauz-i-Shamsi, Jahaaz Mahal and Jharna. We’ve filmed the whole experience as well and will try and share the video version soon. Till then please find the complete bunch of photographs here (click on the image below) :

Mehrauli

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