Thursday, February 23, 2017

BANSI NIRDOSH ..PROLIFIC WRITER BUT UNSUNG

                           
BANSI NIRDOSH    ( 1930-2001)


He was a gentleman to the core . Born to Shyam Lal Wali of Badyar Bala Srinagar , Sh. Bansi lal  wali , who later came to be known as Bansi Nirdosh , started his  career as  urdu  Journalist ( Deputy Editor )with Amritsar based Newspaper NAYA  ZAMAANA.   

It may be relevant to mention that Pandit Shyam lal wali was himself  a Journalist cum writer who wrote under Pseudonym  or “ Tirath kashmiri “ . Tirath Kashmiri was a regular subscriber to Daily Martand  and  Khidmat Newspapers .
From Badyar bala , the family later moved to Live near sathu Barbar shah Close to Ramchander Ji Temple.

 Bansi Nirdosh   lived at  Amritsar for some time and later on moved to Srinagar to work with  a leading Urdu Newspaper  KHIDMAT  .  At Khidmat , he along  with Sufi Ghulam Mohd and Makhan lal Mahav  were Assistant editors   while Nand Lal Wattal remained as the  Editor and Mohd Amin Pandit  worked as Joint Editor . During this period ,  he also worked on Part time basis with AFTAB  another  popular Urdu  Newspaper . Thereafter he joined   AIR Srinagar  . At Radio kahmir sringar , he proved his  flair and skill when he wrote scripts for some popular Programs ( Current affairs or Haalat e Haazira  ) apart from writing some very  popular Radio plays .  For quite sometime , He worked as editor Scripts in Radio Kashmir Srinagar .

Sh Bansi Raina informs  :

“ Along with Umesh kaul , he used to write script for some  popular programs like ‘Vadi Ki Awaaz’ that had Characters like Munshi ji, Nikki Appa and Aziz Bhai.”

Dr S S Toshkhani writes:

"Bansi Nirdosh started writing before 1960 but he emerged as a major contributor during 1960-1970 decade.He appears to have been influenced by "Maupassant and O Henry.His stories  demonstrate authentic reflection of our middle class society.These stories are capable of influencimg every reader"




 A Prolific writer ,  he was a contemporary  Dr Shanker  Raina , Sufi Ghulam Mohd  and  Deepak kaul . Nirdosh  ji  was a prolific writer . He wrote in Hindi , Urdu and kashmiri . He wrote  Radio plays , Short stories , Kashmiri Novels  and also  did  some translation work .  Nirdosh  ji wrote more than 100 Plays .His three collection of short stories  are BAAL MARAYO, AADAM  CHHU YITHAAI BADNAAM and  GIRDAAB were published   in quick succession . His stories like   Love Marriage ,Tulur  , Myon Maruun, Khotchun , Baraat,  Kaansi Ma Sa Raavien Shoorey  Paan and Yi ti chhu Akh Ehsaas were  quite popular and translated into many languages .

His radio plays like   DAAN-THAER  (  A Branch of Pomegranate Tree ) and VAAV , NAAV  TA  DARIYAAV ( wind , Boat and the river)   remain unforgettable to this day even  . Like his short stories , His Novel  “Akh Daur “  has also been translated into Hindi and Published as “ Ek Daur “ by a Publishing House from Meerut. His  Novel  MUKJAAR ( Talaaq ) has also been translated into Hindi .  He wrote two Novels in Kashmiri .He wrote many Life stories and the best among  this lot was the moving story of 10th Sikh Guru Guru  Gobind Singh Ji. 

His stories like  Daanthear ,Maut ,Tafteesh , and Girdaab and many more were converted into Tele-serials by Door Darshan .

Bansi   ji  also Translated kalidasa’s well known Sanskrit play “ Malvikagnimitra “to kashmiri .


Migration was painful for  LALA Ji ( A Name by which   he was fondly known among   his  family and friends ,).  He would usually recall his good old days in Kashmir as and when someone would visit him at his rented accommodation  at sarwal jammu.

The  family finally  settled  at Ban Talab jammu  where his  eldest son Sh  Rajinder Wali  (  who retired from   Door Darshan ) constructed a  House . His second son Ajay wali  ( Who  sought  VRS from Union Bank Of India ) lives at Noida presently.  Bansi ji has two daughters  Pushpa and Renu and  both are married and well settled . He was married to  Nirmala ji  (from Adalati family of Ali Kadal srinagar) in 1950. This simple housewife remained his lifelong strength and support .

He  breathed his last in August  2001 at Jammu.


 He remains unsung and not properly presented  for his  enormous contribution.

Peace be to his soul.

( Autar Mota )



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Tuesday, February 21, 2017

MY KASHMIRI POEM IN LIMERICK FORMAT


Limerick Format for writing Mini poems …


I am attempting Limerick format for writing a small Verse . Limerick was used in Britain for writing Humour and satire etc. It is a five line Poem with definite Rhyme ( AABBA) . let us try other subjects/ issues in this format. A tough exercise to compress a thought from start to end in just five lines with a definite Rhyme
Here is my kashmiri Limerick poem…


Globalization has brought about Sweeping changes in Tradition and culture all over . This phenomenon is like a piece of Ice in Boiling water . How long can it hold its separate identity ?
The Limerick…( AABBA)



Sheena Tujja Beyii Grakvunn Aabaa
Toh Tamblii Galla’nus Betaaba
Mool Bo’z Par Tchhei’n
Vae’n Chhan’aa Kunni Nae’n
Ralla’nuyii Hal Draas Krooth Azaaba
( Autar Mota )



A Piece of Ice In boiling water ,
A Hurry and scurry to vanish,
in essence , Feeling cut off from the crowd,
And then Nowhere to be seen around ,
In a way ,
The merger provided a way out to its agony…



(Autar Mota )…


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Monday, February 20, 2017

THE DIVINE ROMANCE..

                                      


RED  CLOTHED MALANGS  AT THE  SUFI DARGAAH OF SHAHBAAZ QALANDHAR ..

LOVE , FAITH  AND  ECSTASY
                               
"Assi Nazuk Dil De Log Haan
Saada Dil Na Yaar dukhaaya kar….
Na Jhoothay Vaade Kitaa kar
Na Jhoothiyaan Kasmaan Khaaya kar……
Tainu Kinni Vaari Main Akhiyaa aey
Mainu Val Val Na Azmaaya kar……
Teri Yaad De Vich Mein Mar Jaasaan
Mainu Inna Yaad Na Aaya kar"

( Baba Bulle Shah )

My  English rendering  would  be as under........

"We who  carry tender  hearts within
Love , to us, Deliver  not this pain alone ,
Promise us not a lie ,
 Why Swear by  falsehood ?
Do we need to remind this recurrently ?
Put us not to tests  so frequently.
We may die from  your memory only  ,
Be not so  intense  in remembrance........"

                             



" Bas kar Ji Hun Bas Kar ji
Ek Baat Asaan Naal Hans kar Ji

Tussi  Chhupday Ho Asaan Pakkday  ho
Asaan Naal Zulf De Jakkaday Ho
Tussi Ajey Chhupan Toon Takkday Ho
Hun Jaan Na Milda Nas kar ji
................................Bas kar Ji Hun Bas kar Ji

Tussi Dil Vich Meray vassday ho
Avain Sathoon  Door Kyon Nassday Ho
Naalay Ghaat Jadoo  Dil Khassday ho
Hun Teer Lagaaya  kas kar Ji
...................................Bas kar Ji Hun Bas kar ji

( BABA BULLE SHAH )

My English Rendering would be as under....

  Bring all this to end  ,
  Now end it please…
speak to me  with   Smile  only  ..

While you tried to hide yourself,
I caught you .
 Look , How I  Tied you to my Hair Locks
And you still try to move away  .
This time , never shall I allow you run away .
  Bring all this to end
 Now end it please..

You reside within my heart
Then  how you try to move away from me
My  delight is simply your name on my lips ..
 This time , you shot  a  sharp arrow towards me..
  Bring all this to end ,
Now End  it please"

( Autar Mota )
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Friday, February 17, 2017

MY POEM SAE'N KATH OR "OUR STORY"


OUR STORY

Can you chase shadows? Can you run after the wind ? If desires remain unfulfilled and turn icy , shall they warm up in exposure to external  sunshine  ?
And if the hammering downpour breaks open the roof  of the  dwelling and streams out  from the staircases , Which mud wall can withstand it.
Know more after reading  My kashmiri Poem “ SAE’N KATH “ or "Our story " …


 ( SAE”N KATH )

Pat’aa Pat’aa Pheei’r Aiess
Tchhaayan Ta Vaavus ,
Daaryein Pyaath Thha’eiv
Taapus haavus ,
Vaharaetch joi Yeli
Vu'tchh Herruv Kie’n
Yendraha Dossa Aa’ss
Gayii Mismaar
…………………………….Lal Tae’r Baalus
……………………………Reish Tro’v Tsraar
              
 
                                 

Votha’vaarus  Munz
Tha’ppi  Tho’ssi  Do’h  Ko’dd

Khonvaatt khodd  khae’n
Bonnie Muhul Kodd
Phokka doonis Pyaath
Zoona Dabba  khaar
Akki Doh Log ath
Jum Jum Naar
 ……………  Soor Ambaarus
…………… Tchieni Phael Tchaar

“Yum Taae’r Zun Chhum
Vaai Naar Josha “
“ Dazvun Chhu Margat
Zeivi Thhaav Hosha “
Kaaveijj Bhor
Dazvini Tchintaai munz
Paanus Baapt
Kaangeiri Naar
…………..Yin Kaaensi Bhaa’vukh
…………….Ye Chhu Samsaar

( Autar Mota )

   
My English rendering would be …….

We kept Chasing
Shadows and the wind.
During sunshine ,
These unfulfilled desires,
We hung on windows .
When the heavy torrent
Streamed down the stairs within
The dwelling,
The weak mud Wall
Got washed away..
…………………………….. And  then *Laleshwari Moved across the hill .
…………………………… While Our  *Reshi abandoned  Tsraar Town

Dragging and pulling ,
In this upheaval
The day was somehow passed out .
At times , we did perform miracles ,
Digging a well with elbow
Or passing a wooden pole
from a Chinar Tree Trunk .
A Palace we erected on a water Bubble
And then one day,
That all engulfing fire
Turned it to ash .
…………………………..In  the heap of ash ,
                              We now  try to retrieve
 some residual  charcoal pieces .


“ This piercing  cold is
  Out to knock life out of us,
A little warmth this way too “

“  In a Crematorium ,
Be careful with Your words “

A Place where  the attendant
 Pulls out red hot  charcoal for his Kangri
from the Burning Pyre.
 ………………………………….. Reveal not this to any person
                                                        This is the way of the world.
          

 (Autar Mota)


·         *Laleshawari is well known 14th century saint poetess of Kashmir .  Through her verses , She preached Brotherhood and Tolerance apart from illuminating knowledge of Kashmir’s Shaiva Darshana ( Shaiva Philosophy ). She is held in highest esteem by  Hindus and Muslims of Kashmir. Her verses are known as VAAKHs. She belonged to Village Pampore .


·         *Reshi or Sheikh Noor Ud din  also know as Nund Ryosh was the Tallest saint of  kashmir’s Reshi Order . He lived a very simple life and preached Brotherhood . He was an admirer of Lallaeshwari . He is held in highest esteem by kashmiris across the religious divide .The verses composed by Nund Ryosh are known as SHRUKHS. His Ziyarat is located at Village Tsraar in Kashmir.He lived during the rule of sultan Zain Ul Abdin ,a tolerant ruler of Kashmir .
         

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Sunday, February 12, 2017

A PAINTING DEPICTING CRUDE OIL BEING EXTRACTED THROUGH OLD METHODS FROM A WELL IN DIGBOI ASSAM


                                                                       

                                                                                     




A PAINTING DEPICTING CRUDE OIL BEING EXTRACTED THROUGH OLD METHODS FROM A WELL IN DIGBOI ASSAM


( source .. Subir Raha Oil Museum Dehradun )

INDIA IS MAKING NOTICEABLE STRIDES TO INCREASE DOMESTIC CRUDE OIL PRODUCTION .. 

After my recent visit to Oil Museum Dehradun , I came to know about many facts with regard to Crude Oil and India’s Leaps and strides to augment Crude oil Production . 

Here are some facts ..

Over the last one and half century , Petroleum products have dramatically improved the quality of our life. Some products like Petrol that fuel our vehicles are easily recognized . Petrol   and Petroleum Products form the brick and Mortar of our contemporary Civilization .

(a)

From Crude oil , we obtain Petrol, Diesel .Kerosene , LPG ( Kitchen Fuel ) Naptha , Aviation Fuel, Jet Fuel, White Petrol ( Dry cleaning solvent ),Lubricating oil, Brake Fluid , Engine Oil , Petroleum Jelly , Grease , Furnace oil and Bitumen.
(b)

Other secondary products that are manufactured from end products of Crude oil are ,Plastics , Shoe Polishes ,Paints , Nylon, Synthetic cloth , Cosmetics , Tyres ,Paper cups, Wax , Petro-chemicals and so many other Products .
(c)

India has 23 Crude oil Refineries . 20 in Public sector and 3 in Private sector owned by Reliance and Essar Oil Limited .
 (d)

7 Oil basins are under active Crude production In India . These include Assam-Arakan, Assam Shelf, Mumbai Offshore, Cambay, Krishna Godavari, Rajasthan and Cauvery. There are estimated 10 billion tonnes of oil and oil equivalent reserves in these seven sedimentary basins..
(e)

 We are expecting to get oil and gas production from a new basin — Kutch Offshore — starting 2017-18
(f)

ONGC sold crude worth 78,569 crores last year and 

 has  also notified 17 hydrocarbon discoveries this year (8 new Prospects and  9 New Pools).




(g)



Tripura is the New area taken up for drilling.

( Autar Mota )

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GOOD WRITERS AND SERIOUS READERS ARE DWINDLING ?




 GOOD  WRITERS AND SERIOUS READERS  ARE DWINDLING  ?

If there is a dearth of Good writers , there is a real dearth of readers for them. Something dangerous is happening on the Literary front .. The writer is constrained to be a reader and the reader tends to become a writer .


( Autar Mota )


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NEITHER ME NOR MY WAY IS THE BEST ..



NEITHER ME  NOR MY WAY IS THE BEST ..

The moment i start believing that me or my way is the best, I have put my first step forward towards being inhuman. 
I firmly believe so.....


(Autar Mota)