I’m Jack Nicholson

Film in the movie hall is illusion and reality at the same time. ( c) ram H singhal

MY second film Artist for Week 18 of Year 2021 is Legendary Jack Nichlson and the film is

One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

With my sunglasses on, I’m Jack Nicholson. Without them, I’m fat and 60. Jack Nicholson

I’m an actor who they said was wrinkled and balding and everything else when I was in my early 30’s. Most of the people who wrote that who thought they were younger than me are now bald and wrinkled. Jack Nicholson

I learned a long time ago in Hollywood that the only person I should vote for is myself. Jack Nicholson

Jack Nicholson, an American actor, producer, director and screenwriter, is a three-time Academy Award winner and twelve-time nominee and one of the two actors – the other being Michael Caine who have received an Oscar nomination in every decade from the 1960s through the early 2000s.

Nicholson was born on April 22, 1937, in Neptune, New Jersey.

Nicholson scored his first Oscar and created one of his most iconic characters as McMurphy in One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest. Nicholson plays a man who pleads insanity to avoid getting sent to prison and finds himself in a mental institution where he becomes the leader of the odd group of patients there.

The movie is a funny, sad and powerful film featuring a great cast led by Nicholson. The is the perfect rebel for this story, an immature and selfish man who nonetheless becomes something of a protector to these outcasts.

A great movie to watch with superb natural acting by All.

Love all.

Padma Bhushan Rajan Mishra

‘Irreparable loss to the art and music world. ’: Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi condoles classical singer Rajan Mishra’s death

Indian Classical singer Rajan Mishra, a Padma Bhushan awardee, died of complications caused by COVID-19 at a hospital on Sunday. He was 70.

Belonging to the Benaras gharana, Mr. Mishra, along with brother Sajan Mishra, made a mark for himself as a vocalist in the khyal style of Indian classical singing.

Remember this Great artist who along with brother Sajan Mishra Performed in Courtyard of my home Heritage House in Jodhpur Rajasthan on Sunday, 30 April 2006 evening before a private audience of family and friends .

It was a mesmerizing evening , have the recording of this in my collection . He always performed so good , remember him listening since 1982 but one which left a timeless impression when both brother performed in Ahmedabad music festival in 2005 till early morning . Met and listened Duo Brothers on many occasions in different parts of India .

Truly India has lost a great music Artist as well a Guru who was open to share his genius to next generation ,

May God give peace to Departed Soul and strength to family and all music lovers across World to bear his Earthly absence .

Love all

( ram H singhal )

Raga Todi

Music can change the world.

Ludwig van Beethoven

Ragmala painting of (Ragini) Gujari  Todi (Kulu, Pahadi – circa A.D. 1750)

Gujari Todi is a very common Morning Raga . 

Arohana

Avarohana

Descending structure of Gujari Todi
Raga Gujari Todi (Complete) – Begum Parveen Sultana

Real music leads to total inner calm and Enlightenment …… how true!! Spell bounding…….

Raag Gujri Todi Pt. Hariprassad Chaurasia

Simple Serenity …….

Love All.

(c) ram H singhal

Classical is a Temple

“If Music is a Place — then Jazz is the City, Folk is the Wilderness, Rock is the Road, Classical is a Temple.”– Vera Nazarin

Vera Nazarian is a two-time Nebula Award Finalist, a Dragon Award 2018 Finalist author, award-winning artist, publisher of Norilana Books, musician, philosopher, and creator of wonder.

Raga Jaunpuri is associated with Jaunpur where the raga is said to have evolved – at least that is what folklore says.

Jaunpur was an independent Sultanat in the 15th century which had a reputation of being a city dedicated to learning (ilm ka shahar). It was considered second only to Varanasi as a hub of music and musicians.

Raga Jaunpuri is a late morning raga.

My choice for Raga Jaunpuri is Sanjeev Abhayankar and Venkatesh Kumar.

Love all

(c) ram H singhal

Bathe in the truth

O friend!  hope for Divine whilst you live, know whilst you live,

  understand whilst you live: for in life deliverance abides.

If your bonds be not broken whilst living, what hope of deliverance in death?

It is but an empty dream, that the soul shall have union with Divine because it has passed from the body:

If Divine is found now, Divine is found then,

If not, we do but go to dwell in the City of Death.

If you have union now, you shall have it hereafter.

Bathe in the truth, know the true Guru, have faith in the true Name!

Kabîr says: “It is the Spirit of the quest which helps; I am the slave of this Spirit of the quest.

~By:  Kabir From: Songs Of Kabir Translated by Rabindranath Tagore

Kabir Saamagri

Kabir Das (IAST: Kabīr) was a 15th-century Indian mystic poet and saint, whose writings influenced Hinduism’s Bhakti movement and his verses are found in Sikhism’s scripture Guru Granth Sahib. 

Love All.

Compiled by : ran H singhal

Happy Holi 2021

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Happy Holi  to all . 

Holi is the Indian name given to festival of colors and it is celebrated on the full Moon day  . 

this year it is on 28 March 2021, and has a lot of celebrations of dance , singing and playing with colors and flowers.

Krishna, Radha and Companions Play Holi

Holi is associated with Lord Krishna playing Holi ,and the Holi song by Sobha Gurtu is one of the very best , listen and be blissful.

 Love all

(c) ram H singhal

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Expressing the Inexpressible

“After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.” – Aldous Huxley

Multani is a Indian Classical Music Raga . Multani belongs to Todi Thaat.

It is generally sung in the third prahar of the day, that is, around 1 PM to 4 PM.

Love all

(c) ram H singhal

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Music ….. a journey of Creative Enlightenment

Traffic lights are good study point of 3 colors of light . Red for Stop , Yellow for alert and Green for start as well as Human nature and behavior.

Most of the people get ready like ” Formula One Race “

Race in Time has taken away Grace of Timelessness from most of the human irrespective of Gender .

Slow And Steady Wins The Race should have been Slow And Steady wins the Race with Grace.

Indian classical Music is the Race with Grace .

It starts with Slow Tempo which is Alap that is to have harmony with Space frequency to be with Time.

Flow is the second Part ( Jor ) that is the experience of Timelessness .

Glow is third part that is the Dance of Time on Timeless that is Enlightenment.

On 14 November 2008 , on the occasion Of Children’s Day celebration had honor of listening Divine singer Vidushi Shalmalee Joshi in my Home . it was truly the unfolding of Mystery and magic of Indian Classical Music …… a journey of Creative Enlightenment.

( Artist Impression of the live concert on 14 Nov 2008 )

Slow = The Alap (/æˈlɑːp/; Hindustani: [aːˈlaːp]) is the opening section of a typical North Indian classical performance. It is a form of melodic improvisation that introduces and develops a raga.

Flow = In Hindustani classical music, the jor (Hindi: जोर, [dʒoːr]; also spelt jod and jhor) is a formal section of composition in the long elaboration (alap) of a raga that forms the beginning of a performance. It comes after alap and precedes jhala, the climax.

Glow = Jhala (Hindi: झाला, [dʒʱaːla]) is a term in Hindustani classical music which denotes the fast-paced conclusions of classical compositions or raga. It is often characterized by the overwhelming of the melodic component by the rhythmic component.

Jhinjhoti raga is considered as “Ashraya Raga” of Khamaj Thaat OR Parental Scale. Since all the seven notes are used in the raga, its Jati is Sampoorna OR Septatonic.

This raga is generally performed between10.00 p.m. and mid-night .

Love all.

(c) ram H singhal

Indian Ragas: Raag Bhimpalasi

Listening today this wonderful afternoon Music …… by very fine artists .

Bhimpalasi is an audhav – sampurna (consists of 5 notes in Arohana and 7 notes in Avarohana)  raga from the Hindustani music tradition. It is one of the most used ragas used in popular music today. 

Raag Bhimpalasi is sung in the afternoon between 2 and 4 pm.

Raag Bhimpalasi is meant to depict the Sringara Rasa (Romantic Mood).

The Thaat of Raag Bhimpalasi is Kafi.

The Arohana of the raga is Ni Sa Ga Ma Pa Ni Sa’ (Ni and Ga are Komal).

The Avarohana of the raga is Sa’ Ni Dha Pa Ma Ga Re Sa (Ni and Ga are Komal).

The Vadi is Ma and the Samvadi is Sa.

Indian classical music it self is a path of Enlightenment 360 Degree.

Love All.

(c) ram H singhal

Language of the Spirit

“Music is the language of the spirit.

It opens the secret of life bringing peace, abolishing strife.”

– Kahlil Gibran

Saturday is my day of Music , Listens music everyday but particularly on Saturday listen either one artist from different part of the World or a Indian Classical Raga .

Today I was listening Raga Brindabani Sarang . Raga Time ( 12 pm to 2 pm ) it is a amazing science when you listen this raga in the times there are made for . here are some divine music , which I listened .

Love all.

(c) ram H singhal