Thursday, October 13, 2011
When i got the news of Jagjit Singh's brain hemorrhage kidding to my colleague i said that make special pages for him.2011 is witnessing the deaths of so many prominent personalities,may be that's why but this was really absurd when i got the shocking news of his demise.
Listening his ghazal was just finding the eternity the wordings,the utterances and the lively performance.
Everything was there if you would have as lucky to watch his live concert.Born in 1941 in Sriganganagar, Rajasthan,to Punjabi parents,he learnt music at the feet of Pandit Chhaganlal Sharma in the early years of his life, then under Ustad Jamaal Khan of the Sainia gharana. His grooming would eventually ensure that unlike other ghazal singers who attained popularity in the ‘80s only to fade away, Jagjit was not only able to ride a crest but guard against any trough.
I missed the live shows as well as a glimpse of him.people these days even live in 80 and 90s why the good people die early.This is the life and the truth about it.Ghazal has depth and its own meaning and expression.There is a very common notion that (Ghazal wahi sunta hai jike paas akal ahoti hai)the mean of saying so is one who ocuupies the deep understanding listens the ghazals and understand it.
A self portrait character for himself in the age when the identification of ghazals was to established there are not many more names to count on the fingure,Talat Mehmood, Noor Jehan and some more names but he gave a dizzy height to the ghazal in the Indian film industry and left the inspiration for the kid like Ranjeet Rajwada, a SA RE GA MA PA contestant who got the future of gazhal awarad for his extra-ordinary singing.
A voice which carved the ghazal singing will not be heard now.There is a complete void in this arena.people prefer to listen now Jazz,Discathics rap and bhangra not the ghazals.The sweet sound of Jagjit will remain in the hearts of millions but only to remember.This is really a great loss not only for the Music industry but also for the fans who loved him form the core of heart.
Being a music lover the words don't have the capability to express the feeling,love,sympathy and sorrow to loose such an eminent personality of the music industry.Now only his songs will be on the leaps in the isolation.
He is survived by his wife,Chitra Singh.
Sunday, September 25, 2011
Never far from controversy in his playing days, Shoaib Akhtar has kicked up quite a storm in India with his autobiography “Controversially Yours”, questioning the integrity of most players he came across.
He has picked this time a player who is regarded as the God not only in India but also abroad and an ultimate calssy player Rahul Dravid.Both of them don't keep place as the match winner for India or the finisher.This may be the matter of the debate but one thing is very candid that Sachin has never ever played cricket in fear.
Monday, August 1, 2011
Luck can not make you every time successful.sometimes there is an essential need of labour and chance to give a push at the ladder of success.Now this is the high time that Dhoni will be write off now.Many more brands to his credit a very successful captain, the People's choice award nominee for the ICC,Captain Cool and many more adjectives you can add but as a player he has been proving nothing but a leader.
Can you remember a knock from Dhoni which can be called a captain's knock in favour of the team.except one or two early span of his life one against Pakistan and other against Sri Lanka or may be the one in the final of the 2011 world cup.An athlete has to be consistent either tomorrow is not yours'.India have produced many more captains (Ganguly ,who changed the entire attitude of Indian team towards cricket, but now had no one to purchase in IPLs )and this is a country where the players are worshiped as the God and they can be eradicated even from the memory within the fragment of second.
Don't assume that this is being written as the harsh criticism on Dhoni by me only because he could not score in the last two tests against England.He has been being followed by me since he was not amongst runs either in the One dayers or in the Test cricket.Only the leading quality in you can not make you stir in the squad for too long .There are many names in the queue like Gauty and Virat who are ready to shoe in at the stage of leading.Even after not being very technically sound he achieved the consecutive successes as captain, there is no dearth of doubt in it.
The inconsistency since last one year,if you want to take a glimpse take this India-Eng series only a few runs to count for him.Australia reigned for the 15 years not only because their players were performing but also because Ricky Ponting (Punter) had performed consistently.The leading quality is not only with the gloves and with the adjustment of the players or the statement from the add (2007 का T-20 वर्ल्डकप टीम में कई अनुभवी गेंदबाज़,लेकिन मेरे जेहन में कुछ और ही था )may be he has been crossing through the lean phase but now this media and the so called cricket pandits are going to leave no stone unturned to make a mess of his poor performance and taking the silly decisions like bowling in the Lord's test.
The result of the Nottingham test is also expected another humiliating defeat.Now wait and watch for the Media prone Dhoni that how he is going to face these crunchy situations.I have written off Dhoni this time.
Friday, June 24, 2011
I don't have a Telivison set,used to watch cricket scores on Cricinfo.com ,it was 12:45 Pm, Rahul Dravid was playing on 93 .I thought will Amit Mishra do a fvour to him to reach another ton.By refreshing the score boards for completely 15 minutes i got that the wall has got another century to his credit which later on proved a 63 run win over WI.He is the lone centurian who has scored a ton and India ended on the loosing side only once in his 32 tons.
Rahul once was in trouble not for making runs early this year in the test matches concluded in South Africa ,the debate was in the air that he must take his retirement with dignity but once again he proved that why he has been rewarded as "The Wall "or "Mr. Dependable" like adjectives. Dravid's passion and eagerness towards cricket haven't changed in the last decade and a half. He is still intense, patient, and willing to work hard to prepare for each and every game .
Remember just three days ago he landed in Kingston(Jamaica) before the match and did the batting for the complete 500 minutes . At the age of 39 the fitness that speaks itself,the greet for the runs and the devotion towards game is the key factors for which the world salutes him. The wall has many more bricks in his lexicon to make the foundation for the youngsters of India who has just stepped up in the cricket .Hey buddy learn form this guy and pour out your best for the team whenever you get the chance.That is the spirit Rahul still is having with.Abhinav Mukund ,Virat and Murali vijay must learn from this legend.
When in the early span of my life i watched this cool headed batsman playing this shots,wondered that he has the complete maturity that should be in a batsman for playing too long. 15 years have passed since than and i don't find any changes in his style and the Atheletic attitude.Can you remind that when have you heard that Rahul has been not selected in the squad due to his fitness.Not much has changed since then. He is still as intense as ever. He has not too many advertising brands to his credits except Kingfisher jingles.
The criticisers who had advised directly or indirectly to take a U-turn from the test career will now be kept mum .As it turns out, the way he knew best has so far brought him 12,215 runs in Test cricket, and the number tends to seal most debates.Thanks to the trio Sachin,Rahul and Laxman who have brought the dignity to Indian cricket.The youngsters should try to learn from these legends by expending most of the time by making a healthy conversation.
I can't predict that how long Rahul is going to play for India.but one thing i can assure that whenever he will play we would love to watch him .
Friday, June 17, 2011
Indian team wrapped up the series against West Indies 3-2 but there are many more reasons of concern. The bench strength of the Indian team have been tested once again whether they proved that the winning habit continued in the sub continent. But the leading quality of Suresh Raina may be questioned and why not it should be the side leading with 3-0 wrapped up the series 3-2.why not 4-1 or 5-0.As we have the habits to expect more and more.
Raina Stands poor as Captain
Even after the absence of most of the senior players the Indian team won the series that is the positive thing to be counted on the fingers, but just at the beginning of the series some of the prominent cricket experts have proclaimed that Raina is stepping in the shoe of Dhoni but when it comes to the leading quality he has to work on most of the things as in the last ODI the team could not play even the 50 odd Overs .The poor selection of shot selection from Raina once again deprived him among the runs. The leading quality of the captain is to bring the side on winning note,but every day is not yours proved candid with Raina.
Rohit Sharma was the guy who was being closely watched on this series. Just after the completion of the ILP season 4 he became the part of the side and proved that what may come, he will use this opportunity and grabbed the title of Man of the series for his performance in this series .The selectors must have watched him closely and he will be rewarded for his show in near future.
Bench strength Tested
There is no dearth of doubt that this Indian side with its bench-strength have been tested,many players have performed well either Parthiv Patel with the bat not with the gloves impressive Rohit or Vinay kumar.
Gayle less show
Gayle less West Indian side and the absence of Pollard in couple of matches were the reasons unless they could have made a better show of this series.Well remind you that Gayle ended the IPL-4 as the leading run getter. Last but not the least we can say that the home team by wrapping up this series will carry on with some amount of confidence in the test matches that is scheduled to be played from june 20 .
Indian team will be perhaps with its full strength in the test to be played there and WI will tray to give the opponent the tough fight with their in -form pacers on bouncy pitches.