Kalpana Zokarkar

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An accomplished classical singer, Kalpana carries the rich heritage of Ustad Rajab Ali khan Saheb through her father & guru Shri.Krishnarao (Mamasaheb) Mujumdar.

Gifted with an extremely melodious voice, Kalpana’s highly imaginative combination of swaras are pleasing and appealing to knowledgeable listeners as well as those not familiar with intricacies of classical music. Born in Indore, Kalpana has passed her M.A. in music securing a gold medal. She has the rare honour of receiving a gold medal in light classical music and silver medal in light music in the same year in the AIR competitions an at early age.These have been followed by numerous awards and honours over the past 30 years of concert performances.

Besides intensive training in khayal gayaki under her father,She has taken guidance from (Late) Dr.Sushila Pohankar & Shri.V.U.Rajurkar in other music forms.

Kalpana has an equal command over the classical and light classical styles of music.

She renders Khayal as well as Thumari, Tappa, Dadra, Hori, Kajri, Jhoola, Natyasangeet, Abhang & Bhajan with equal authority.Kalpana has won accolades and praise from senior artists like

Pt. Bhimsen Joshi, Pt. Shivkumar Sharma, Smt.Malini Rajurkar, Pt.Kishan Maharaj , Dr. Prabha Atre and so on.

Text credits : http://kalpanazokarkar.com/profile.html

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Neela Bhagwat

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Neela Bhagwat is a familiar name for lovers of Hindustani music the world over. As a front-ranking exponent of the Gwalior style of singing, she has upheld the aesthetic principles of traditional music. As an innovative performer, she has combined the purity of raga with the folk idiom of medieval saint poets like Kabir, Shajo and Meera. These as well as her other innovations relating the traditional form to the contemporary concerns have brought her critical acclaim in India as well as Europe.

The prized pupil of revered gurus like Pandit Sharaadchandra Arolkar and Pandit Jal Balaporia, she has performed on major concert platforms, cut CDs, released audio albums and performed over global television channels like Star Plus and Music Asia.

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love of learning

“If we succeed in giving the love of learning, the learning itself is sure to follow.”

― John Lubbock,

(30 April 1834 – 28 May 1913)

Earth and sky, woods and fields, lakes and rivers, the mountain and the sea,

are excellent schoolmasters,

and

teach some of us more than we can ever learn from books.
John Lubbock

what is love of learning …….

love is a yearning  of our inner core to explore our origin

for that we need to learn from nature or in the classroom ……

beauty is the essence of our learning from nature …..

and

creativity is essence of classroom teaching to explore nature ….

what we understand as modern science

or

express what we observe into performing arts or forming arts  ……

creativity is science of spirituality where we share our love of learning

in

different ways of individual expressions .

LEARN has EAR in center ……

Ear is an organ works 24 x 7  and gives us sense of time

and at the same time art of listening to listen timeless …….

Indian classical music is basically art of listening timeless

so are the music around the globe

Indian way is a visual expression ……. learning can be made interesting by way of visual communication or by story telling ……. which brings love of learning ….look at the picture and as you will contemplate on it ……. the picture will start talking to you with its hidden meaning

Saraswati is the Goddess of learning, knowledge, and wisdom. The Sanskrit word sara means “essence” and swa means “self.” Thus Saraswati means “the essence of the self.”

Saraswati is represented in Hindu mythology as the divine consort of Lord Brahma, the Creator of the universe. Since knowledge is necessary for creation, Saraswati symbolizes the creative power of Brahma. 

The lotus is a symbol of the Supreme Reality,  By sitting on a lotus, Saraswati signifies that She is Herself rooted in the Supreme Reality, and symbolizes supreme knowledge.

The white color symbolizes purity and knowledge. The white sari that the Goddess is wearing denotes that She is the embodiment of pure knowledge.

each object in the picture signifies wisdom , wisdom and wisdom , …… explore 

let Goddess Saraswathi bestows us with love of learning …..

Click on the picture of Goddess Saraswati to listen very fine prayer 

love all

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womb of the night

Good and God’s morning …….. today 26 July 2014 ….. Z is 26 Alphabet so listening to wonderful singer ” Ziggy Marley ” and the song is …… Rainbow in the sky 

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Found out mercy in every sunrise
I am born again from the womb of the night
All I have I have left behind
Minds eye,  eyes eye a light will shine

There’s a rainbow in the sky all the time
Don’t be blind, don’t be blind

Rainbow in the sky

Songwriters
Marley, David Nesta

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Lyrics © EMI Music Publishing

Reggae has a philosophy, you know?

It’s not just entertainment.

There’s an idea behind it,

a way of life behind the music,

which is a positive way of life,

which is a progressive way of life for better people.

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I’m a big reader.

My kids love reading,

and

I think it’s important,

not just for development but for bonding.

You start reading to kids before they can even understand

what you’re saying to them,

so

I look at it as a fundamental tool for connection.

: ram0ram footnotes :

love the expression Womb of the night ……

WOMB ….

OM is the soul of womb …..

also is the soul of Bomb …..

so God is neutral both in creation and destruction …..

but God accepts creation but does not refuse destruction …..

be the nature of God ….. so accept rainbow of creativity …..

listen to song ……Rainbow in the sky ….. click on this line 

listen to new album ” FLY RASTA ” ….. click on this line 

love all

(c) ram0ram 

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spiritual quotes : The Last Samurai ( 2003 )

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Quotes from the movie The Last Samurai ( 2003 )

are both thought  provoking and compelling.

After centuries of relying on hired samurai for national defense,

the Japanese monarchy has decided to do away with the warriors in favor of a more

contemporary military. 

Tom Cruise stars as Nathan Algren, a veteran of the U.S. Civil War who is hired by

the Emperor Meiji to train an army capable of wiping out the samurai.

But when Algren is captured by the samurai

and taught about their history and way of life,

he finds himself conflicted over who he should be fighting alongside.

Billy Connelly, Tony Goldwyn, and Ken Watanabe co-star.

The Last Samurai Movie Quotes

 

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Katsumoto: [narrating] :

They say Japan was made by a sword.

They say the old gods dipped a coral blade into the ocean,

and when they pulled it out four perfect drops fell back into the sea,

and those drops became the islands of Japan.

I say, Japan was made by a handful of brave men.

Warriors, willing to give their lives for what seems to have become a forgotten word:

honor.

Katsumoto: You believe a man can change his destiny?

Algren: I think a man does what he can, until his destiny is revealed.

 

Algren: How’s your poem coming?

Katsumoto: The end is proving difficult.

Katsumoto:

The perfect blossom is a rare thing.

You could spend your life looking for one, and it would not be a wasted life.

 

Spring, 1877. This marks the longest I’ve stayed in one place

since I left the farm at 17.

There is so much here I will never understand.

I’ve never been a church going man,

and

what I’ve seen on the field of battle has led me to question God’s purpose.

But there is indeed something spiritual in this place.

And though it may forever be obscure to me,

I cannot but be aware of its power.

I do know that it is here that I’ve known my first untroubled sleep in many years.

Nathan Algren

The Last Samurai – Tom Cruise

 

I think this is a very good death.

Katsumoto

The Last Samurai – Ken Watanabe

I am a living god, as long as I do what they think is right. 

Emperor Meiji

The Last Samurai – Shichinosuke Nakamura

 

Tell me how he died ?

Emperor Meiji

I will tell you how he lived.

Algren:

footnotes

 ram0ram footnote :

love good films and 

The Last Samurai ( 2003 ) is one my favorite ……

watched it many times …… as one watches it more …..

it opens with new meanings and fragrance of characters in the film …. 

films are real and unreal at the same time …..  

but it gives to some entertainment ……

to some experience …..

and to some enlightenment …….

cosmos is dream production of divine …….

and life is a film which can make us aware of our different roles and divine part …….

in film all actors act with the given identity or names but original name mostly appears

at the end of the film only …….

to know the original name during the film  yet act with a given name naturally is enlightenment ……..

love all.

(c) ram0ram 

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Watch the greatest scenes …… click on the picture below

Music = Heartbeat of universe


“Music expresses that which cannot be put into words

and

that which cannot remain silent” 

― Victor Hugo

Good noon …… it is summer in India ….. and most of the noon time one stay indoor ….. as it is quite hot outside …… Indian classical music is very scientific and spiritual at the same time ….. like it is for entertainment as well as for enlightenment ….. Listening to divine Dr. Ashwini Bhide-Deshpande …… Raga Bhimpalasi …… one remembers the times in town of Vrindavan ….. so beautiful are the buildings and ghats along the river …..  

Keshi Ghat is the principal bathing place in the town of Vrindavan. It is little east of Chir-ghat on the banks of the Yamuna. Keshi Ghat is one of the most beautiful ghats of Yamuna with stone inlaid palaces on the banks and massive Madanmohan temple visible in the backdrop. Here the sacred river Yamuna flows very graciously 

Bhimpalasi (a.k.a., Bhimpilasi or Bheempalasi) is a rag which is very much associated with a hot Indian afternoon between 14 to 16:00 hrs…  It has five notes ascending and seven notes descending. 

Arohana ( Ascending notes )

Dscending structure for Bhimpalasi

Avarohana ( Descending notes )

Descending structure of Bhimpalasi

Ashwini Bhide-Deshpande
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Background information
Birth name Ashwini Govind Bhide
Born October 7, 1960 (age 53)
Origin MumbaiIndia
Genres KhayalBhajansThumris
Occupations Hindustani classical vocalist
Instruments Vocals
Years active 1980–present
Associated acts Jasrangi with Sanjeev Abhyankar
Website http://www.ashwinibhide.in

river Narmada

listening to the river flowing is music ….. music is objective and subjective experience or to say time and timelessness together …. and good music is travel in time to timelessness ……. Click on the river photo above to listen a timeless music …. it is absolute divine ….. love all.

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Bab ‘Aziz: The Prince Who Contemplated His Soul

Bab ‘Aziz: The Prince Who Contemplated His Soul, is easily one of the most visually rich film of recent time based on Sufi theme.

The title is from the main character, Baba Aziz, a very old blind dervish who is on his way to a place unknown where a rare Sufi gathering is to take place.

Guiding him across a sea of sand is his granddaughter Ishtar, a little girl who loves her grandpa but who is afraid they might never reach their destination,

all the more as the meeting is organized only once every thirty years. But Bab’Aziz is undeterred. He knows that if he “listens to the infinite silence of the desert with his heart” he will find the place. While making their way, Bab’Aziz tells Ishtar ……

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But where is this gathering?

– I don’t know, my little angel.

But do the others know?

– No, they don’t know either.

How can you go to a gathering without knowing where it is ?

– It suffices to walk, just walk. 

Those who are invited will find the way.

footnotes

ram0ram footnote

wandering in search of you lost my self …… losing my self made me yourself .

( Click below on picture to watch movie with English sub-titles )

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