“I dream that one day Arunachali theatre will have its own space in the mention of Indian theatre,” says Riken.
When I am working, I am working There are these young men who are critics, who I chastised recently, who went to see a film and then walked out of it and wrote in their reviews of how bad it was. You know that’s not done. Or people who are texting in the middle of a film you can’t do those things. It’s like if you are in a bad film it’s like being in a boring board meeting, you have to sit through it, you can’t not do it.
Ranjit Chauhan and Zamarrud Mughal are two young literary activists and well-known names in Delhi’s Urdu circle who are organizing the Jashn-e-Adab which celebrated Urdu literature and poetry. Urdu as a language needs proponents to keep it alive. There are only a few conspicuous Urdu literary festivals in Delhi and there is certainly a need to enrich the culture space in order to revive Hindi and Urdu.
At the age of 15 when most children were concerned with buying chocolates or cricket gear I decided to make use of Rs. 2. that I would get and buy newspapers and magazines. I started with “Dharmayug” and today I have a more that 70 thousand copies of different magazines and supplements since 1971.
मेरे लिए तो खज़ाना हाथ लग जाने जैसा था। जब मैं रिकॉर्डिंग करने पहुंची तो दादा ने लाइव सुना और खुश होते हुए बोले – क्यों ना श्लोक तुम्हीं से गवा लिया जाए। बर्मन दादा की एक हां ने मेरे ज़िंदगी बदल कर रख दी।
“The concept where a traveling circus, goes around entertaining people moving from place to place is one that resonated immediately with all three of us. That was it. We loved the concept traveling circus. Even the logo is a man’s feet with tiger’s print in it”
I want to get better, lead a normal healthy life, travel, and paint. For starters, I will paint an old ambassador that’s been lying unused at my friend’s place in Pune as soon as I’m better. I usually don’t plan that far ahead. I believe in preparing the knife rather than dream to carve, but my health has made me reconsider.
“You know, we used to get this small diary in locals which would have phone numbers of some connected people in the Bollywood, who would connect one to more. At least that’s what the cover page said. So I bought it. Kaam kese dhundta warna?”
Start a conversation about the inclusion of differently-abled with Disabilities Inclusion Act that replaced the 1993’s Disabilities Services Act, and there have been amazing efforts by people and organizations alike.