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Sunday, February 19, 2017

"CHASING ICE" captures largest glacier calving ever filmed - OFFICIAL VIDEO

"CHASING ICE" captures largest glacier calving ever filmed - OFFICIAL VIDEO

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This rare footage has gone on record as the largest glacier calving event ever captured on film, by the 2016 Guiness Book of World Records.

On May 28, 2008, Adam LeWinter and Director Jeff Orlowski filmed a historic breakup at the Ilulissat Glacier in Western Greenland. The calving event lasted for 75 minutes and the glacier retreated a full mile across a calving face three miles wide. The height of the ice is about 3,000 feet, 300-400 feet above water and the rest below water.

Footage produced by James Balog (http://jamesbalog.com) and the Extreme Ice Survey (http://extremeicesurvey.org)

Chasing Ice won the award for Excellence in Cinematography at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival and a 2013 Emmy Award for Outstanding Nature Programming. It has won over 40 awards at festivals worldwide, and was also nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Song, "Before My Time" by J. Ralph featuring Scarlett Johansson and Joshua Bell.

Listen to the song: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qB4UEQ...
And watch the trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eIZTMV...

You can also read a wonderful article of this event along with the video and other content at:

All we need to do is not just watch, but do something to arrest this disaster in whichever way we can. 

Saturday, December 10, 2016

Daughter of Earth - A Touching Documentary By T.J.Gill

Daughter of Earth - A Touching Documentary 
By T.J.Gill

It gives me immense pride and honor to showcase here on my Blog a touching Documentary by T.J. Gill Sir, a dear friend of mine, whose documentary  has been awarded the Best Documentary Film at the Delhi Film Festival Today .This film is dedicated to Nirbhaya and all women !!!

I have known T.J. Gill not only as a Hubby of my long standing Mentor, Guide, Closest Friend Sandra Correia Gill who I have respect, love and care for as one of my closest friends in life. Today it is a matter of pride for me to dedicate this post to this Film, not that it is T.J.Gill's first film but as it touched me so much, and I could not but hold myself back from writing this post.

T.J. Gill needs no introduction, and I am too small in stature to write much about him and can only say he is a Writer Director of repute with years of experience in Documentaries, AD films, Short film. Recent short films was in Cannes film festival and is also short listed for Delhi International film festival.

The Special mention of "Daughter of Earth" comes after watching this film and finding a unique style with which he has presented the very delicate, yet most important topic of "Nirbhaya" and in general the way how women are treated all over the world. 

I will not write much about it and leave it for you to watch this film, which has received the Best Documentary Film Award at the Delhi Film Festival . A Certificate of Appreciation received by him is posted below. 

I now leave you to watch this Film here below and experience the pain, and feelings these women go through, which is so well setup by by T.J. Gill.

I would have loved to write a short review of this film, but leave it to you to enjoy the subtle, yet strong way in which T.J. Gill puts forward the message to us all. 
Wishing T.J.Gill the very best in all his ongoing ventures and success to come!

Sunday, September 6, 2015

Amazing Versions of Lataji's "Lag Ja Gale" Then and Now!

Amazing Versions of Lataji's "Lag Ja Gale" Then and Now!

Was listening to this amazing immortal song "Lag Ja Gale" then sung by our very own Nightingale - Lata Mangeshkar, and also browsed through for similar renditions of this song by other singer, and came out with some great videos which are a true tribute to this great composition.Composed by the late Madan Mohan, the track was pictured on Sadhana and Manoj Kumar. Decide for yourself without a doubt though who is the Queen!

I have tried to give the lyrics of the song too to make it more enlivened to hear.

लग जा गले के फिर ये हसीं रात हो ना हो
शायद फिर इस जनम में मुलाक़ात हो ना हो

हम को मिली हैं आज ये घडीयाँ नसीब से
जी भर के देख लीजिये हम को करीब से
फिर आप के नसीब में ये बात हो ना हो
शायद फिर इस जनम में मुलाक़ात हो ना हो

पास आईये के हम नहीं आयेंगे बार बार
बाहे गले में डाल के हम रो ले जार जार
आँखों से फिर ये प्यार की बरसात हो ना हो
शायद फिर इस जनम में मुलाक़ात हो ना हो
  
The same lyrics transliterated into English
Lag ja gale ki phir
 Ye hasin raat ho na ho
 Shayad phir is janam mein
 Mulakat ho na ho
 Lag jaa gale se
 
 Hum ko mili hai aaj
 Ye ghadiya naseeb se
 Je bhar ke dekh leejiye
 Hamako kareeb se
 Phir apke naseeb mein
 Ye raat ho na ho
 Phir is janaam mein
 Mulakat ho na ho
 
 Lag ja gale ki phir
 Ye hasin raat ho na ho
 
 Pas aiye ki ham nahin
 Ayenge baar baar
 Bahen gale mein daal ke
 Ham ro le zaar-zaar
 Ankhoon se phir ye
 Pyaar ki barsaat ho na ho
 Shayad phir is janam mein
 Mulakat ho na ho 
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We will listen first to the Original Track Video as seen in the film.
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This is an amazing Tribute Paid by Shreya Ghoshal in singing this same song so well. Touching!
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The same Song so well sung by Sanam Puri, in a Male Voice, but gives such a great effect.
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This is a version Sung by another evergreen Singer Anuradha Paudval as a tribute to the great Lataji!
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And here is a sort of Remix Version of the same song sung by our Modern Diva Singer Sunidhi Chauhan, giving a new twist to the song.
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There have been many who have tried sing this song, and try and match the original, I leave it to you to decide! Happy Listening!