Shawan gagane ghora ghanaghata. In the season of thunder, the clouds cry out. Lyrics, Kobi, Poet, Rabindranath Tagore, Vocalist, Srimati Lata Mangeshkar.

Shawan gagane ghora ghanaghata. In the season of thunder, the clouds cry out in force. Nishitha yamini re, being alone and helpless, Kunja pathe sakhi kayse jaoba. Abala kamani re where friends that will guide me through these troubled times. Unmad pabane yamuna tarjita. The crazy wind makes the river sway. Ghan Ghana garjita meha as if it was an accompaniment of the dark clouds. Damakatha bidyutha patha tharu lunthita, The lightning threatens the path of escape, making me sure of my defeat. Thara thara kampitha deha, and I shiver at this sight.  Ghana ghan rim jhim rim jhim rim jhim, the pitter patter of rainfall collecting around the dark cloud  Barakhata nirada punja will make for an eventful journey, darkness. Sal piyale Thala thamale, where you will drink only evil. Nibiro thimiro moyo punja. Thus, beloved, tread cautiously.  Kahare sajani e duryoge, Tell me companion, why has such misfortune befallen me?  Kunje niradaya kana, as if help is a step away, Dhaaruna bansi kaha bjayatha, thus why sing of the wonderful flute?  Sakaruna radha naam that praises the name of Radha, companion of Lord Krishna.  Mothi mahare besh bana dhe, Sithi laga de bhale Dress me in pearls and my forehead with paint. Purahi bilunthito Lolachi kura momo, help me with my locks that still reach the ground  Badhaho chompoko malae and tie them to the flower known as Champa.  Gohono noyonmae na jao bala  Gahe kisharak pasha. In this frosty night, my lady, do not venture out
says the night.  Garaje ghana ghan bahu dar pawab, you will be scared, kahe bhanu thobo daas, says Tagore, poet and your servant.

Gandhi and uncivil behavior, slavery? Abstract. The Value–Oriented Civil Rights Movement and Passive Resistance: An Expression of Civility in the Pursuit of Social Justice. Author, John Moland, Jr. 2002

civildisobedienceWe hold these truths to be self–evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness,—That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just power from the consent of the governed, that whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. (The Declaration of Independence in Congress, July 4, 1776.)  A core set of sociological values considered by most Americans as essential to the American way of life are discussed within the context of denial and opportunity for a large minority. These core values guarantee equal opportunity and justice for all Americans as expressed in, and supported by, the Constitution of the United States and the Bill of Rights. Yet, historically, Black Americans experienced systematic injustices. A discussion of the Civil Rights Movement focuses on the organized, disciplined, nonviolent action employed as the means of calling attention to the incivility perpetrated upon Blacks while arousing the consciousness of the Nation. The author examines the nonviolent, passive–resistance movement as an expression of civility in pursuit of justice as accorded by the Constitution and in the expressed value system of the American society.





The story of Jerusalem, Yerushalayim in stones. Commitment, Resolve and Conclusion. Aye muhabbath ke anjam pae rona aaya. Love’s arrival brings desire.




Aye muhabbath therae anjam pae rona aaya, love’s decline that will bring only tears. Singer, Begum Akhtar, Tribute.

Aye muhabbath therae anjam pae rona aaya,  Arrive love because your conclusion will bring tears to our eyes. Jaane kyun aaj tere naam pae rona ayaa, I don’t know why your name brings tears.  Yuun tho har shyam ummidho mai guzar jaathi thi, aaj kuch baath hai jo shyam pae rona aaya, Here, evenings’ promises were wasted, and yet what was spoken this evening brought tears.  Kabhi taqdir ka mautham, kabhi duniya ka gila, Sometimes fate’s passing and sometimes the damned world, manzilae ishq mae makes me yearn for your love in my heart, mae har ghaam pae rona aaya, so much that trouble now brings only tears.  Jaab hua zikr zamane mae muhabaath ka shakeel,  When holiness makes the world long for love, mujh ko apne dhile nae naam ka pae rona aaya, I will allow my soul to remember love that brought tears to my eyes.


Jerusalem in progress. From the discourses of Sathya Sai Baba. May God and His Supreme Reality be blessed.

Love God with all your heart, With all your soul and with all your strength. Love is the form of The Supreme Reality, Brahman. Brahman is love Divine. The merger of human love with Divine love brings about Cosmic Order. One who is full of love attains the states of Oneness with Him. Always bless with auspicious deeds.



Christian Dior, Haute Couture. Fall Winter Full Show, 2016.

Aaj Ibaadath Rubaroo Ho Gayi. Today our prayers meet. From the movie Bajirao Mastani, starring Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone.


Gulabi Rang. The color of a rose.

The color of a rose.








Two different types of warriors. General Smuts and Gandhi in South Africa, 1906. A difference of opinion.

smuts-gandhigandhi and clock



Ghiri Ghiri aayi, the storm arrived. Vocalist, Chandra Chakraborty.

Ghiri Ghiri aayi kari badariya piya nahi aayae mai kya karun guuian, the thunder storm arrived bringing rain drops that did not have the beloved with it. What am I to do virtuous ones? Bagon mai panchi bol rahi hai, in gardens birds speak, manva mora dol rahi hai, my heart is troubled rim jhim barse, rim jhim barse boodariya listening to the pitter patter of rain drops piya nahi aayae mai kya karun guuian. What are we to do Beloved?