Buiding India Of Our Dreams

A nice presentation on how we, as an individual, can contribute towards building a better India. With very specific action points, this presentation is a call to start working on self as well as social refinement. It shows us how to 'be the change' we want to see in our society and nation. The last slides feature some living examples of ordinary people doing extra-ordinary work which makes them our 'real hero'. Rightly said in the presentation "Heroism is not the urge to surpass all others at whatever cost but the urge to serve others at whatever cost"

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Indian Independence Movement - Ai Mere Vatan Ke Logon

A journey through the Indian Independence movement, this video is a tribute to the heroes of our freedom struggle. It covers the Independence movement right from the time British set foot in India to the year 1947 when India got its freedom finally after a long, excruciating battle. The song that runs in the background was famously performed live by Lata Mangeshkar in the presence of Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru at the Ramlila Maidan in New Delhi on Republic Day (26 January) 1963, just two months after the end of the Sino-Indian war. According to legend, Nehru was moved to tears by the song.

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Independence Day Videos

It was our great freedom fighters' undying spirit, bravery and undaunted courage that freed ‘Bharat Mata’ from the clutches of the ‘British Raj’. We have become free from Britishers but did we really achieve the freedom that our freedom fighters had dreamt of? Is our country any close to their dreams of India?


Many people have tried to answer such questions. Lets search for these answers in some of the wonderful videos presented below.

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Tum Chalo to Hindustan Chale

तुम चलो तो हिंदुस्तान चले
- गुलज़ार (Gulzar)

In support of Anna Ji and Team. Let's all join Anna Hazare Ji and India against corruption in their fight for a better india!
(Thanks to Ourchitr for referencing this poem)

फलक पकड़ के उठो और हवा पकड़ के चलो
तुम चलो तो हिंदुस्तान चले

लगाओ हाथ की सूरज सुबह निकला करे
हथेलियों में भरे धूप और उजाला करे
हो ... लगाओ हाथ की सूरज सुबह निकला करे
हथेलियों में भरे धूप और उजाला करे

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Car ke karishme - Kaka Hathrasi (काका हाथरसी)

Full of humour and healthy entertainment this poem is a living example of the brilliance and talent of Kaka Hathrasi. He puts forth his experience of purchasing an old car in such a simple and comical manner that you would immediately connect to it and would be left with a feeling of pure joy listening to the poem.

The video is entertaining too with Kaka acting in it himself along with others.

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Pol Kholak Yantra - Ashok Chakradhar (अशोक चक्रधर)

ROFL. Literally. That was my reaction to this beautiful fictional poem. Here Ashok chakradhar puts forth his experiences with a mind reading instrument in a very humourous way. The poem comes as a breath of fresh air in an age where gross and indecent comedy has taken the place of humour. The humble style of poet is also remarkable and appreciable.

The video is entertaining too with Ashok chakradhar acting in it himself along with others.

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Bazar ka ye haal hai - Shail Chaturvedi (शैल चतुर्वेदी)

A satire on increasing prices, this humourous poem is sure to tickle your funny bone. Shail chaturvedi projects the experiences of a common man in the times of rising prices. The poem, although written years back, still carries an air of freshness and excellence which is rare to find these days.

The video is entertaining too with Shail Chaturvedi acting in it himself along with others.

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Bhartiya rail ki kahani - Pradeep Choubey (प्रदीप चौबे)

A satire on utter disorder of Indian railways, this hilarious poem enlivens the scenes inside a general bogie of Indian trains. So many people, all frustrated, no fans, no lights, no order... - if you have ever travelled in a general bogie you would connect to it immediately. The way in which the state of order (or disorder) is portrayed through this poem is applaudable.

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Healthy humour - hasya kavitaen

Last week I found a beautiful video of a poem recited by a kid on a parenting site. I liked the poem very much for its simplicity and clean humour. It sparked my interest and in search for more such poems, I started browsing the net. Fortunately enough, I found quite a few gems - the gems which mark clearly the difference between gross and healthy comedy.

I tried to compile some of those gems here. Hope you will enjoy it.

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Khooni Hastakshar

खूनी हस्‍ताक्षर
- गोपालप्रसाद व्यास (Gopalprasad Vyas)

वह खून कहो किस मतलब का
जिसमें उबाल का नाम नहीं।
वह खून कहो किस मतलब का
आ सके देश के काम नहीं ।

वह खून कहो किस मतलब का
जिसमें जीवन, न रवानी है ।
जो परवश होकर बहता है,
वह खून नहीं, पानी है ।

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