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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Udaan - Conquest of the wall

While training for the police service, Kalyani finally conquests 'the wall' and with it, her fear and weakness. After this, there is no looking back for her and she sets out to accomplish one after another difficult jobs in her coming life.

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Udaan - A turning point

Strengthened by her struggle, Kalyani now realises that she will have to demand not plead, protest and not acquiesce! Her strong determination and perseverance are something to salute to. She single-handedly takes on the fight and makes her voice heard to the highest rungs of the system.

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Udaan - The big decision

Kalyani is shown to have her own vulnerabilities, like any one of us, and that makes the serial more real and heart-touching. When she is thinking within her self-created boundaries, her father inspires her to dream big and fly a higher flight - "ek unchi udaan".

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Udaan - The starting of struggle

When Kalyani's father is severely attacked and hospitalised, Kalyani decides to come forward to fight for his father's case. This marks the beginning of Kalyani's struggle. She comes across some very harsh social, political, and administrative realities of the system but refuses to give in.


The serial portrays the ground realities of our system in such a straight-forward manner that you could relate to it immediately.

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Udaan - One of the best TV serials

This is one of the finest serial in the history of Indian Television. A strong script and wonderful acting by Kavita Choudhary (Kalyani) and Vikram Gokhale (Kalyani's father) earned this show many die-hard fans. The Sunday Observer wrote, “This is so clean and fresh you want to go down your knees and sob with relief.”

Lets rewind those good old memories with some of my favourite scenes from the show

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Krishna ki Chetavani

कृष्ण की चेतावनी (रश्मिरथी)
- रामधारी सिंह दिनकर (Ramdhari Singh Dinkar)

वर्षों तक वन में घूम-घूम, बाधा-विघ्नों को चूम-चूम,
सह धूप-घाम, पानी-पत्थर, पांडव आये कुछ और निखर।
सौभाग्य न सब दिन सोता है,
देखें, आगे क्या होता है।

मैत्री की राह बताने को, सबको सुमार्ग पर लाने को,
दुर्योधन को समझाने को, भीषण विध्वंस बचाने को,
भगवान् हस्तिनापुर आये,
पांडव का संदेशा लाये।

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देश को विद्युत संकट से उबारने का स्वप्रेरित उपाय

देश को विद्युत संकट से उबारने का स्वप्रेरित उपाय

सर्वमान्य/सर्वोच्च पदाधिकारी गण, लोकप्रिय व्यक्ति गण, एवम प्रिय पाठकों

जैसा कि आप सब लोग जानते हैं कि इस समय पूरा देश भारी बिजली संकट के दौर से गुज़र रहा है| नॉर्दन एवं साऊथ विद्युत ग्रिडों में कमी के चलते दिल्ली जैसे महानगर में भी चार घंटे की विद्युत कटौती हो रही है तथा अन्य प्रदेशों में भी बिजली के हालात अच्छे नहीं हैं। सरकार, हालाँकि, अपनी तरफ ...

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