Shadowness - rdsomani http://shadowness.com FaceBook: https://www.facebook.com/rakesh.somani.79 Tumbler Blog : http://perfectdesigningsolutions.tumblr.com/ en GULZAR http://shadowness.com/rdsomani/gulzar-2 <a href="http://shadowness.com/rdsomani/gulzar-2"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item9/390299/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br />Sampooran Singh Kalra (born 18 August 1934), known popularly by his pen name Gulzar, is an Indian poet, lyricist and director. He primarily writes in Hindustani (Hindi-Urdu) and Punjabi; besides several dialects of Hindi such as Braj Bhasha, Khariboli, Haryanvi and Marwari. Gulzar was awarded the Padma Bhushan in 2004 for his contribution to the arts and the Sahitya Akademi Award in 2002. He has won a number of National Film Awards and 20 Filmfare Awards. At the 81st Academy Awards, he won the Academy Award for Best Original Song for "Jai Ho" (shared with A.R.Rahman), for the film Slumdog Millionaire. On 31 January 2010, the same song won him a Grammy Award in the category of Grammy Award for Best Song Written for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media. Tue, 19 Nov 2013 02:31:58 -0500 Miley Cyrus http://shadowness.com/rdsomani/miley-cyrus-2 <a href="http://shadowness.com/rdsomani/miley-cyrus-2"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item9/387867/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br />WEDHA'S POP ART PORTRAIT Fri, 08 Nov 2013 07:01:58 -0500 Katrina http://shadowness.com/rdsomani/katrina-2 <a href="http://shadowness.com/rdsomani/katrina-2"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item9/379854/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br />A Bollywood Actress. Tue, 08 Oct 2013 02:46:46 -0400 RK http://shadowness.com/rdsomani/rk-2 <a href="http://shadowness.com/rdsomani/rk-2"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item9/340427/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> Thu, 23 May 2013 03:24:22 -0400 satyajit ray http://shadowness.com/rdsomani/satyajit-ray <a href="http://shadowness.com/rdsomani/satyajit-ray"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item9/340148/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br />Satyajit Ray : (2 May 1921 – 23 April 1992) was an Indian filmmaker, regarded as one of the greatest auteurs of world cinema. Ray was born in the city of Calcutta into a Bengali family prominent in the world of arts and literature. Starting his career as a commercial artist, Ray was drawn into independent filmmaking after meeting French filmmaker Jean Renoir and viewing Vittorio De Sica's Italian neorealist 1948 film Bicycle Thieves during a visit to London. Ray directed 36 films, including feature films, documentaries and shorts. He was also a fiction writer, publisher, illustrator, calligrapher, graphic designer and film critic. He authored several short stories and novels, primarily aimed at children and adolescents. Feluda, the sleuth, and Professor Shonku, the scientist in his science fiction stories, are popular fictional characters created by him. Ray's first film, Pather Panchali (1955), won eleven international prizes, including Best Human Documentary at the Cannes Film Festival. This film, Aparajito (1956) and Apur Sansar (1959) form The Apu Trilogy. Ray did the scripting, casting, scoring, and editing, and designed his own credit titles and publicity material. Ray received many major awards in his career, including 32 Indian National Film Awards, a number of awards at international film festivals and award ceremonies, and an Academy Award in 1992. The Government of India honoured him with the Bharat Ratna in 1992. Wed, 22 May 2013 01:51:09 -0400 Vector_ http://shadowness.com/rdsomani/vector-2 <a href="http://shadowness.com/rdsomani/vector-2"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item9/340144/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> Wed, 22 May 2013 01:48:43 -0400 Narendra Modi http://shadowness.com/rdsomani/narendra-modi-2 <a href="http://shadowness.com/rdsomani/narendra-modi-2"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item9/337451/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> Mon, 13 May 2013 07:37:05 -0400 Mahatma Gandhi... http://shadowness.com/rdsomani/mahatma-gandhi <a href="http://shadowness.com/rdsomani/mahatma-gandhi"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item9/331945/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br />Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi : 2 October 1869 – 30 January 1948), commonly known as Mahatma Gandhi, was the preeminent leader of Indian nationalism in British-ruled India. Employing non-violent civil disobedience, Gandhi led India to independence and inspired movements for non-violence, civil rights and freedom across the world. The son of a senior government official, Gandhi was born and raised in a Hindu Bania community in coastal Gujarat, and trained in law in London. Gandhi became famous by fighting for the civil rights of Muslim and Hindu Indians in South Africa, using new techniques of non-violent civil disobedience that he developed. Returning to India in 1915, he set about organising peasants to protest excessive land-taxes. A lifelong opponent of "communalism" (i.e. basing politics on religion) he reached out widely to all religious groups. He became a leader of Muslims protesting the declining status of the Caliphate. Assuming leadership of the Indian National Congress in 1921, Gandhi led nationwide campaigns for easing poverty, expanding women's rights, building religious and ethnic amity, ending untouchability, increasing economic self-reliance, and above all for achieving Swaraj—the independence of India from British domination. Gandhi led Indians in protesting the national salt tax with the 400 km (250 mi) Dandi Salt March in 1930, and later in demanding the British to immediately Quit India in 1942, during World War II. He was imprisoned for that and for numerous other political offenses over the years. Gandhi sought to practice non-violence and truth in all situations, and advocated that others do the same. He saw the villages as the core of the true India and promoted self-sufficiency; he did not support the industrialization programs of his disciple Jawaharlal Nehru. He lived modestly in a self-sufficient residential community and wore the traditional Indian dhoti and shawl, woven with yarn he had hand spun on a charkha. His chief political enemy in Britain was Winston Churchill, who ridiculed him as a "half-naked fakir." He was a dedicated vegetarian, and undertook long fasts as means of both self-purification and political mobilization. In his last year, unhappy at the partition of India, Gandhi worked to stop the carnage between Muslims, Hindus and Sikhs that raged in the border area between India and Pakistan. He was assassinated on 30 January 1948 by Nathuram Godse who thought Gandhi was too sympathetic to India's Muslims. 30 January is observed as Martyrs' Day in India. The honorific Mahatma ("Great Soul") was applied to him by 1914.In India he was also called Bapu ("Father"). He is known in India as the Father of the Nation; his birthday, 2 October, is commemorated there as Gandhi Jayanti, a national holiday, and world-wide as the International Day of Non-Violence. Gandhi's philosophy was not theoretical but one of pragmatism, that is, practicing his principles in real time Thu, 25 Apr 2013 03:47:35 -0400 Kite Festival http://shadowness.com/rdsomani/kite-festival <a href="http://shadowness.com/rdsomani/kite-festival"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item9/330250/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> Sat, 20 Apr 2013 02:52:06 -0400 adele http://shadowness.com/rdsomani/adele-2 <a href="http://shadowness.com/rdsomani/adele-2"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item9/329629/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br />ADELE - an English singer-songwriter, musician and multi-instrumentalist. Thu, 18 Apr 2013 04:40:11 -0400