Meena Kumari: BOLLYWOOD’S FOREVER QUEEN OF TRAGEDY

Friends, once again I am here with another golden episode of Hundred years of Indian Cinema, in between distracted by many events[ festivals, retirement of Sachin and few more],I am writing  an episode gilded  with pathos and tears, an episode of tragic melodrama………..yeah friends this is the episode of our forever adorable heroine Meena Kumari ji. Born as Mahjabeen Bano Meena Kumari won the heart of thousand million Indian Cinema lovers by her enchanted acting and immense magnetism. Most of the characters she played were tragic and very much realistic which made her immensely popular.  From her thirty nine years of life span she spent thirty years in Indian Cinema as she started acting from a very early age. Her remarkable works are Pakeezah, Dil Apna aur Preet Parai, Saheb Biwi aur Ghulam, Parineeta, Aarti, Mein Choop Rahoongi, Kohinoor, Dil Ek Mandir, Kajal, Phool aur Paththar, Baiju Bawra, Bheegi Raat, Bahu Begum, Baharon ke Manzil  and many more. She was nominated for Filmfare Best Actress Award for 8 times, and won  4 times for the movies like Parineeta, Baiju Bawra, Kajaal, Sahib Biwi Ghulam. She has been liked mostly with noted film actor Sri Raj Kumar Saab with whom she shared on screen space in the film like Dil Ek Mandir, Pakeezah, Dil Apna aur Preet Parai, Kaajal, Ardhangini, even Dharmendra and Pradeep Kumar Saahab were also like with her on screen. She enacted in many versatile and unconventional role which were  equally challenging to portray on screen at that time. Saheb Biwi aur Ghulam, Pakeezah, Dil Apna aur Preet Parai to name a few. I wish I could write on and on about this great legendary actress but stopping here and posting  some of her magnificent photos below.

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The worst storm on record

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The worst storm on record has devastated the people of the Philippines, and scientists say climate change fueled it. Leaders are meeting right now to decide whether to pay billions promised to help vulnerable countries recover from and protect against these climate disasters. Money that could go directly to helping the Philippines rebuild. The Filipino negotiator just went on a hunger strike for action and has started a petition on Avaaz — let’s stand with him:

SIGN THE PETITION
The horror of what’s happened in the Philippines is unimaginable. Ten thousand people wiped away by a 25ft wall of water driven by 300km/h winds. A city of 200,000 people looks like a nuclear bomb hit it. It’s the worst storm on record, but it’s just the beginning, unless we act.

Right now the world’s powers are in a global climate conference talking about whether to hand over billions…

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Amazing Children Help Typhoon Victims

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My home country, Philippines declared a national state of emergency following the recent typhoon, which was considered the strongest typhoon in the world. Millions were left homeless, and without a family.

Help started pouring from other countries, which was really amazing.

Today, allow me to share some inspiring stories of heroism from children around the world.

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TOKYO-Thousands of miles in terms of distance certainly was not enough to keep six-year old Shoichi Kondoh from feeling compassion for Filipinos, not thinking twice about giving away his painstakingly saved-up piggyback savings as part of the ever-growing international relief aid.

Accompanied by his mother, Miho Kondoh, Shoichi visited the Philippine Embassy in Japan to hand over JPY 5,000. Shoichi said he was moved to donate his savings  after witnessing the extent of destruction the Philippines experienced from Super Typhoon Yolanda on television.

Consul Dexter Lao expressed the embassy’s gratitude for the sincere gesture…

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ITS NOT SACHIN ALONE, IT WAS HUNDRED CRORES OF INDIAN WHO BATTED EVERY TIME ALONG WITH SACHIN

downloadSilver-Banyan-Tree-for-Indian-batsman-Sachin-Tendulkar-at-Eden-GardensIt was no lesser than a viva test, or the toughest exam we attained in life when Sachin was in the crease batting, facing the opponents in any International game……………….it was like hundred crores people’s  nerves had put to test along with Sachin’s while batting. Yeah its always enjoyable to see Sachin batting in his own magnificent way, making mountains of run in most of his matches  but at the same time, our heart beat used to go higher and higher whenever a bowler used to start his run up to bowl  against Sachin it seemed we all are  standing in the place of Sachin with bat in hands. Yeah,  people say that being an Indian one should feel proud that Sachin belongs to India……………today I feel its really true. The man who enchanted the entire nation rather World by his charismatic batting, with his  magical spell of 24 years , the man who literally made the entire nation sit in front of the TV or stadium and said ” look I am batting, see how it is.” Now the magical spell is over, the GOD is retired and made the whole nation hurt but before going he has given such a magnificent speech which is as good as his many great cricketing shots………………… straightforward and glorious . I wish it could have been a little longer……… we want to hear him more and more like we want to see him batting on and on through years, through decades through centuries as we imagine about God who is ageless,  we wish if it could have happened with Sachin too.