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High Flyers 50 Global Indians – Awards and Book Launch – Pooja Bedi – Aman Verma – Dr Aneel Kashi Murarka – Aanjjan Srivastav Grace the Occasion

Posted by on Apr 26, 2022 in Author, Awards | Comments Off on High Flyers 50 Global Indians – Awards and Book Launch – Pooja Bedi – Aman Verma – Dr Aneel Kashi Murarka – Aanjjan Srivastav Grace the Occasion

The second edition of High Flyers 50, a prestigious award ceremony and book release function, was recently concluded at the The Westin Mumbai, Powai Lake (Marriott Group).  Recognising people from various walks of life, for their outstanding contribution in the fields of Art, Culture, Entertainment, Business, Entrepreneurship, Philanthropy, Healthcare and Academics, High Flyers 50 is helmed by well-known journalist and trade analyst, Ravi Kumar. The glitterati of tinsel-town, including actors Pooja Bedi, Aman Verma and Aanjjan Srivastav, philanthropist Dr.Aneel Kashi Murarka, Dr.Chirantan Ghosh, and noted filmmaker Onir among many others, descended upon the red carpet, making the soiree a more delightful one. While the ever-so-gorgeous Pooja Bedi felicitated the awardees, actor Aman Verma was the master of ceremonies for the evening.
“High Flyers 50 is a unique platform wherein we discover people who deserve to be recognised and honoured and narrate their untold success stories. Each year, we finalise fifty people from different walks of life and felicitate them in distinguished ways. After a successful launch of the first edition of High Flyers 50 last year, this year we have taken the platform to a global level with High Flyers 50 Global Indians that recognises deserving people from India, UK, USA, UAE, Netherlands et al,” averred host Ravi Kumar.
Interestingly, besides the award felicitations, the evening also witnessed the release of the niche High Flyers 50 coffee-table book that recounts the riveting success stories of the all the heroes. The High Flyers 50 coffee-table book will be available on all the major online and e-Book platforms.
The awardees of High Flyers 50 Global Indians, include, Lord Karan Bilimoria , Dr.Aneel Kashi Murarka, Onir, Aanjjan Srivastav, Kaushik Basu, Sukhinder Singh Cassidy, Kamel Hothi OBE, Dr.Chirantan Ghosh, Abhnash Kaur Bains, Vijay Kalantri, Prabhu Guptara, Dr.Atanu Biswas, Vivek Gupta, Dr.Dinesh Dhamija, Dr.Santanu Sanyal, Ronald Silvan D’Souza, Malav Sanghavi, Bala V Sathyanarayanan, Arsh Pal, Sumit Goel, Samir Sathe, Tanveer Ghazi, K. S.  Ratra, Mohan Prathiban, Dr.Mukesh Batra, Hitesh Agarwal, Dr.Anand Kumar, Sneh Mehta, Girish Pant, Dr.Ravindra Bhagwanrao Deshmukh, Rajat Singhania, Anish Maheshwari, Vasanthan Ramakrishnan, Dr.Ashok Yende, Giridhar Jha, Dr.Bhawani Rathore, Manjit Singh, Nijjar, Benzy, Abhijit Sarkar, Prachi Tantia, Pratik Gauri, Adv. Chandni Kapadia, Abhishek M Datta, Bhavesh Kumar, Indrani Dwarampudi, Srividhya Sukumar, Sachin Narwade among others.

“It’s always wonderful to recognise the achievements of those who have put time, money, and energy into doing something out of the ordinary. Awards such as High Flyers 50 motivate awardees to achieve even greater heights and inspire others to follow in their footsteps,” imparted Pooja Bedi.
Additionally, Jeet Trivedi, a 17-year-old wonder from Bhavnagar, Gujarat, known the world-over for his blindfold abilities such as painting, cycling, reading, and playing Chess, took to the stage and enthralled the audience with his unusual craft.
All in all, an eventful evening indeed!


High Flyers 50 Global Indians – Awards and Book Launch –  Pooja Bedi – Aman Verma – Dr Aneel Kashi Murarka – Aanjjan Srivastav Grace the Occasion

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Bollywood screenwriter turned Author, Akshat Gupta’s debut book, “The Hidden Hindu”, a mythology fiction, gets acquired by Penguin Random House India.

Posted by on Feb 23, 2022 in Author | Comments Off on Bollywood screenwriter turned Author, Akshat Gupta’s debut book, “The Hidden Hindu”, a mythology fiction, gets acquired by Penguin Random House India.

– The trilogy has been acquired for a screen adaptation by Dhoni Entertainment Pvt. Ltd.

Bollywood screenwriter, poet, lyricist turned author, Akshat Gupta’s debut book, “The Hidden Hindu” a mythology fiction, gets acquired by the leading publishing house, Penguin Random House India. A trilogy, the first of this three-part series is titled, “The Hidden Hindu”, schedule to release in February, 2022 and is currently available on pre-order on all major e-commerce websites. The trilogy has been acquired for a screen adaptation by Dhoni Entertainment Pvt. Ltd.

Based in contemporary India, The Hidden Hindu is a brilliant work of fiction that interlinks Sci-Fi technology and Hindu mythology. Author Akshat Gupta brings forth the story of Prithvi, a twenty-one year old searching for a mysterious aghori, Om Shashtri, who was traced more than 200 years ago before he was captured and transported to a high-tech facility on an isolated Indian island. The story proceeds to disclose the incredible revelations of the mystical aghori that could shake up the ancient beliefs of the present and alter course of the future. Readers will discover who is Om Shashtri, why he was captured, unfolding the secrets to enigmatic immortals from Hindu mythology as they follow Prithvi’s pursuit and adventures.

Speaking about the book, author Akshat Gupta said, ‘Writing The Hidden Hindu was exhausting and rejuvenating at the same time. Readers will love the amount of work and time that has been dedicated to developing this story which is an amalgamation of science fiction, mythology and thriller. They can expect the unexpected at every turn of the page, from finding answers to conspiracy theories, to exploring the idea of immortality and understanding our rich history, which is often limited to being seen as ‘mythology’. I am thankful to Penguin Random House India for believing in the story of the entire trilogy before it was even completed.”

Milee Ashwarya, Publisher, Ebury Publishing and Vintage, Penguin Random House India, said ‘I am delighted to be publishing this fantastic trilogy – The Hidden Hindu by Akshat Gupta. Book One of the series takes you into the incredible and exciting world of Om Shastri’s secrets, Prithvi’s pursuit and the adventures of the immortals of Hindu mythology. A fusion of mythology and science fiction the book will keep you captivated till the end. I welcome Akshat Gupta to the Penguin Random House family, and very much look forward to publishing this book.’

About the author

Akshat Gupta belongs to a family of hoteliers and is now an established Bollywood screenwriter, poet and lyricist. He is a bilingual author and has been working on The Hidden Hindu trilogy for years. He was born in Chhattisgarh, grew up in Madhya Pradesh and now lives in Mumbai. Apart from the book, Akshat has been excelling in the Bollywood industry as well as is associated with some of the biggest upcoming projects and massive size films. Akshat has more than 4 films in his kitty, out of which two are with T- series, and a few others with well-known production houses of Bollywood.


Bollywood screenwriter turned Author, Akshat Gupta’s debut book, “The Hidden Hindu”, a mythology fiction, gets acquired by Penguin Random House India.

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Poet Shashi – Her Latest Hindi Poems And Introduction

Posted by on Oct 2, 2021 in Author | Comments Off on Poet Shashi – Her Latest Hindi Poems And Introduction

कवयित्री शशि – परिचय

शशि एक बहुत ही योग्य कवयित्री होने के साथ साथ गीतकार एवं  कहानीकार ( लेखिका)  हैं। जैसा कि हम सभी को विदित है कि हमारा  भारतवर्ष गांवों का देश है। ये बड़ी मेहनत एवं लगन से एमकाे म्यूज़िक प्रा. लि. कंपनी के लिए हिन्दी फ़िल्म की कहानी ग्रामीणों के जनजीवन के  विकासपूर्ण उद्देश्य से लिख रही हैं।

ग्रामीणों की तरक्की, समृद्धि एवं  उज्वल भविष्य हेतु अपनी कलम से यह फिल्म की कहानी देश को समर्पित करना चाहती हैं। आशा है कि निकटतम भविष्य में एमको म्यूज़िक कंपनी इस कहानी को हिन्दी फ़िल्म के जरिए देश एवं दुनियां को समर्पित करेगी।

कवयित्री: शशि

**   गणित  **

यह गणित बड़ा दुखदाई है

छात्र  छात्राओकी आफ़त आई है

स्कूल से जब घर जाते

दस बीस सवाल निकलते

मानो दिमाग में काई है

यह गणित बड़ा दुखदाई है

यह रखता है और भी शाखाएं

बीज गणित और रेखाएं

पर सब में है कठिनाई

यदि होता मेरा राज यहां

क्यों होता जग में गणित  भला

जग कहता यह बड़ा सुखदाई

मैं कहती यह बड़ा दुखदाई

कवयित्री :  शशि

**  नेक सलाह  **

खाना चाहते हो तो ” गम” खाओ

पीना चाहते हो तो ” क्रोध” पियो

पहनना चाहते हो तो ” नेकी” का जामा पहनो


देखना चाहते हो तो ऊंची निगाह से देखो

लेना चाहते हो तो सिर्फ़ आशीर्वाद लो

छोड़ना चाहते हो तो सिर्फ़ पाप और अत्याचार छोड़ो


रखना चाहते हो तो ” इज्ज़त” रखो

बोलना चाहो तो सदा ” सत्य” बोलो

जीतना चाहो तो ” तृष्णा” को जीतो


मारना चाहो तो बुरी इच्छा को मारो

देखना चाहो तो अपने आप को देखो

भोगना चाहो तो सन्तोष को भोगो


फेंकना चाहो तो ” ईर्ष्या” को फेंको

हारना चाहो तो ” अनीति” को हारो

दिखलाना चाहो तो दया दिखलाओ


करना चाहो तो समाजसेवा करो

सीखना चाहो तो अनुशासन सीखो

पढ़ना चाहो तो अच्छी पुस्तक पढ़ो


——सौजन्य से: अरुण शक्ति मैनेजिंग डायरेक्टर

——एमको म्यूजिक प्रा. लि. मोबाइल नम्बर: 9468467100

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Poet Shashi’s New Poem MANAV KRODH Published by Amco Music

Posted by on Jul 14, 2021 in Author | Comments Off on Poet Shashi’s New Poem MANAV KRODH Published by Amco Music

कवयित्री:  शशि

मानव क्रोध

आता है जब क्रोध, लाल चेहरे को कर देता है,

नेत्र आग बरसाते हैं, बुद्धि को हर लेता है,

समय, धर्म, धन का विनाश कर, पाप वृद्धि करता है,

क्रोध महाराक्षस, मानव की समूल शान्ति हरता है।


रक्त विकृत हो जाता है, खाया पानी बन जाता है,

आते रोग अनेक, क्षीण मन दुख से भर जाता है,

न कहने योग्य शब्द, मुख से झरने लगते हैं,

अगले के मानस, पीड़ाओं से भरने लगते हैं।


क्रोध बढ़ाता बैर, स्वजन को कर देता परजन है,

भय का वातावरण, बनाकर पीड़ित करता मन है,

छोटी छोटी बातों में भी, क्रोध नहीं अच्छा है,

करके क्रोध जीत नहीं सकते, जो छोटा बच्चा है।


क्रोध पशुत्व स्वभाव,  विवशता की दुर्लभ बेड़ी है,

जिसने सम्यक समझ लिया, उसने इसको तोड़ी है।

एमको म्यूजिक व अरुण शक्ति के सौजन्य से

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Raja Sarfaraz An Indian Writer And Actor Of Rare Calibre

Posted by on Jan 18, 2021 in Actors, Author | Comments Off on Raja Sarfaraz An Indian Writer And Actor Of Rare Calibre

Raja Sarfaraz Is an Indian Writer and Actor Hails Basically From Jammu and Kashmir District Doda Bhalessa.Raja Sarfaraz is a Columnist also who currently is A PHD Scholar in English literature as well. During Junior Engineering inspired he did Theater and so Made Acting his Carrier. His First Book Tears Of  Kashmir is a quest to Bring Peace and Brotherhood Back In Kashmir is Voice of Silent Mountains and Nature of Kashmir.

*Raja Sarfaraz is Well known For 92 Hours Webseries Negative Lead,

*Ye Meri Kahani Ha Damini ( Hindi Film Nased on Rape Case released in 2013)

* His Upcoming Movie is DUST,

* Upcoming Webseries are Lahore Dairies,  Mission 70, Cynanide Mohan, Scammy.

He has worked in Few Music Videos in Hindi ,Punjabi, Kashmiri, Arabic.

Following are links of ,Articles ,videos, Etc.



Twitter › rajasarfaraz786

Raja Sarfaraz Official (@RajaSarfaraz786) | Twitter


Book Tears of Kashmir

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Ilaa Verma Aspiring Actress And Writer

Posted by on Jan 4, 2021 in Actress, Author | Comments Off on Ilaa Verma Aspiring Actress And Writer

Ilaa Verma as an actor done many shows like ‘Prithvi Vallabh’, ‘Crime Patrol’, ‘Crime Alert’, ‘Savdhan India’, exo bar advertisement, zee  music album and now she is moving a head and as a writer she is launching her 1st novel with notion publication.

Her novel is based on lgbt community and it’s a love story of two girl. While in an interview she said “love is a feeling, you never know with whom you fall in love” Why we are creating discrimination by using the term community and dividing the world into straight and lgbt community. It took 8 year of her life to wrote this beautiful love story of Jannat kapoor and Nia sharma. They are the lead character of the novel. Jannat is fearless flying bird of the sky and a stom with power who believe rules are made to be broken and Nia is soft spoken, caring and loving characters who belive one day she will be free from these rule and regulations. Nia is like a rain and author ilaa verma says every Strom remains in her rain and every rain wait for her Strom.

Ilaa verma support lgbt community and wants to decrease their struggle in the society. She also said that “jaha pai rule and regulations ki zarurat nh hai waha pai had sai zada rule and regulations hai aur jaha hone chahiyea waha pai kuch bhi nh hai… She also said that now a days our bollywood is showing lgbt story in a way that is based on lust but it’s about love not the lust and she also want to bring the change in the concepts through her story.


Her novel unusual is doing great and it’s having highest rating also. It is a must read book for everyone. Book also deals with social taboos and she believe one day world understand the true meaning of love. She also said how to love? Whom to love? Is a thing that need not to be decide by the society it’s need to be personal preferences.

People like ilaa verma is a gem who work and try to bring change.

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Union Minister S Jaishankar Launches Veteran Journalist Prem Prakash’s Book Reporting India – My Seventy Year Journey As A Journalist At Kitaab Event

Posted by on Dec 23, 2020 in Author | Comments Off on Union Minister S Jaishankar Launches Veteran Journalist Prem Prakash’s Book Reporting India – My Seventy Year Journey As A Journalist At Kitaab Event

21 December 2020, Kolkata/New Delhi: Subrahmanyam Jaishankar, Minister of External Affairs, Government of India, launched veteran journalist and media entrepreneur Prem Prakash’s book “Reporting India: My Seventy-Year Journey as a Journalist” at Kitaab online book launch event organized by Prabha Khaitan Foundation of Kolkata in association with Penguin India. Eminent litterateurs, scholars, book lovers, students and journalists from across the country joined the virtual event for an engaging hour-long session with the author Prem Prakash; panelists Sheela Bhatt and Sushant Sareen and Ms Aakriti Periwal of PKF introducing the session and Venkat Narayan made the concluding remarks.

Reflecting on seven decades of journalistic work by Prem Prakash, Minister of External Affairs, Subrahmanyam Jaishankar, said, “Prem Prakash’s book in reality is a celebration of his life. He has been there and done that and shaped our recollection of events and the image of India. He has always been at his detached best. Prem, a great recorder of events and history, has always been at the right place at the right time. His book is an engrossing flow which the young generation of today, less conversant of that past era, must read. India has gained enormously from his work.”

“The Chini Hindi bhai bhai slogan was nonsense. India’s views towards the Chinese in the past can be described as a kind of romanticism. We gave up everything on Tibet while the Chinese asserted its sovereignty and went on to capture Tibet,” said Prem Prakash who set up Indian news agency Asian News Network (ANI) in 1971 to provide syndicated multi-media newsfeed to Indian and foreign media houses. ANI was also the first news agency to syndicate video news.

The author, who, as a journalist, had first hand witnessed the pitiable condition of ill-equipped Indian Army mauled by the Chinese during the 1962 China-India border war, says in his recent book that Nehru felt personally responsible for the debacle as he had ignored the modernisation of India’s armed forces at the outset of his term in office. Nehru, who believed that war could never be a tool for furthering diplomatic ends, found his peacenik worldview torn asunder by an aggressive China. He did try to make amends to revive and re-equip the Indian armed forces during the 20 months he lived after the India-China war.

Reminiscing on what Afghanistan used to be and its future, Prem Prakash said, “Afghanistan is a tragic case. In many respects Afghanistan used to be ahead of India before it became a victim of the Cold War. The bogey of “Islam in danger” was used to create Islamic fundamentalism in Afghanistan. India is a big country and Afghanistan needs our help and we must make sure we do help them. We must ask – Why Chabahar port is taking so long to become functional? It is in India’s interest to bring Afghanistan back to what it used to be in the happy days. The Taliban took them back to the stone age.”

On the quality of today’s journalism Mr Prakash said, “There are many huge organizations now. For heaven’s sake tell your reporters to go to the field and report. Another fact is that the reporters are opinionated which isn’t good. Young journalists should read a lot, go to the locations and report facts.”

Prem Prakash is among the few journalists who interviewed all the prime ministers of India in his illustrious career spanning over seven decades. He had reported the Bangladesh Liberation War of 1971 from inside Bangladesh risking his life. He has been at the frontline reporting some of the historic events like liberation of Goa, India-China border war, Indo-Pak wars, Bhopal gas tragedy, attack on Rajiv Gandhi in Colombo and so on as a photographer, reporter and cameraman. He has witnessed natural calamities and insurgencies which he has penned in his book.

“We still see the world and India from a western correspondent’s view. I fail to understand why Indian media houses, which make huge profits, fail to depute correspondents in foreign countries and present news from an Indian perspective.

Kitaab is an initiative of Kolkata-based organization Prabha Khaitan Foundation which provides a forum for book launches by connecting intellectuals, book lovers and litterateurs with authors. Eminent authors like Shashi Tharoor, Vikram Sampath, Salman Khurshid, Kunal Basu, Vir Sanghvi, Vikas Jha, Luke Coutinho and others have earlier had book launching sessions at Kitaab.

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Posted by on Dec 4, 2020 in Author | Comments Off on FILMMAKER ABHIK BHANU’S 4th BOOK HONCHO GOES TO HOLLYWOOD

MUMBAI: California based publishing company ‘PageTurner Press and Media LLC’ has released Indian filmmaker and writer Abhik Bhanu’s fourth book titled “Honcho” recently at Amazon and many other online platforms across the globe. It is a terrorist story on Kashmir that has hit the world.

Abhik Bhanu’s fictional book “Honcho” talks about Kashmir’s story told Post 370. Has terrorism vanished and peace and tranquility healed wounds of people? Has Kashmiri Pandits returned to their homes? What is the reality of Kashmir? Or, after the revocation of Article 370 in J&K, a deadly game of supremacy began.

From the book: “Do you know who the Honchos of these politicians are? The arms manufacturing companies of the world… They decide who lives and who dies. They! They are so powerful that they can destroy the world in seconds; if they decide to do so together. These companies do not have any country or religion. They only know money and power. The politicians obey these Honchos. They have money, they control the state. They help political parties to create issues; so that countries fight and they can sell their arms,” says the movie director (character) from the book.

He continued after a short pause. “Where would they sell their arms if people don’t fight? You know that F series producing company supplied arms to both Iran and Iraq. The war continued for nine years. They need fighters and issues so that they can continue the war. They know they can win their seats in Assembly and Parliament just by keeping these issues alive.”

The terrorist was listening quietly, so the movie director continued, “Even if Kashmir gets freedom what would you have? Nothing… Few political families rule the nation as Congress ruled India for seventy years. Politics is filth. Full of mud and dirt. You are a simple honest Kashmiri man. A talented performer… Everyone clapped for you. I bet you can’t forget that your entire life. Can you? Have you heard of Gandhi? He fought against British Colonialism. Did he take up arms? He didn’t hurt anyone, didn’t kill anyone and the entire world loved his approach. He fought with a strategy and won.”

Abhik Bhanu, a journalist by profession has ventured into creative cinema as writer-director and producer. He has made three Hindi feature films viz: Sab Kuch Hai Kuch Bhi Nahi”, “A Dark Rainbow” and “Gun Pe Done”. He has also made short films too. His earlier published books are: “A Dark Rainbow”, “Stool Pigeon” and “Blind Faith”. Other than this fourth book he has multiple thriller and crime stories in the pipeline of releases.

The author has dedicated the book to all the global film community. Speaking about this book about the book Abhik Bhanu says, “The subject on Kashmir has been touched with witty, humour and satire. The novel offers guts and conviction and on the other hand portrays friendship and love in any situation. The book has grey characters which believe in rules can be broken as and when required, or rather manipulate it as and when needed.”

Abhik Bhanu further adds, “The book enlightens the passion of a filmmaker. It took me as long as 15-years to pen this book. It’s nice for a movie script too.”

He further reveals that Honcho has been published by PageTurner Press and Media, a California (Chula Vista) based publishing company which also promises to make a Hollywood movie based on the book.

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Prabha Khaitan Foundation unveils book Dear Mama by Mohini Kent – Cherie Blair launches book on collection of intimate letters to their mothers by eminent personalities

Posted by on Nov 14, 2020 in Author, Breaking News | Comments Off on Prabha Khaitan Foundation unveils book Dear Mama by Mohini Kent – Cherie Blair launches book on collection of intimate letters to their mothers by eminent personalities

13th November, 2020, Kolkata / London: The Prabha Khaitan Foundation, Kolkata, today announced the online launch of “Dear Mama” – a collection of intimate letters to their mothers – written by billionaires, spiritual gurus, members of the British House of Lords, political leaders, members of royal families, actors, entrepreneurs, journalists, photographers and doctors.

The book was formally launched by Cherie Blair, British barrister, writer and women’s rights activist, also the wife of former UK prime minister Tony Blair, at the Kitab online event presented by Shree Cement and joined in by hundreds of invitees from across the globe. Cherie Blair was in conversation with Mohini Kent, author and founder-chairperson of LILY Against Human Trafficking – a charitable organisation which works against the trade in human beings and child trafficking. The event was conducted by Swati Agarwal on behalf of Prabha Khaitan Foundation.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, His Highness The Dalai Lama, Cherie Blair, Sir Cliff Richard, G P Hinduja, Sri M, Kiran Mazumdar Shaw, Arshad Warsi, Dr Karan Singh, Sir Mark Tully, Sharmila Tagore, Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra, Sundeep Bhutoria, Lord Parekh, K P Singh, and other eminent personalities, as well as common citizens, have written very personal letters to their mothers especially for Mohini Kent’s book.

“It is a great honour for Prabha Khaitan Foundation to host the unveiling of `Dear Mama’ which is a stupendous collection of letters to one’s mothers and which evokes deep feelings of love, emotion, compassion and inspiration. The formal launch was slated for March 2020 at an event in London but had to be postponed due to the Covid pandemic. It was a very touching experience for me to write a letter to my late mother for the book,” said Sundeep Bhutoria, Trustee, Prabha Khaitan Foundation.

Mother is the first guru and guide of the children. Mahatma Gandhi, Einstein, Abraham Lincoln, the Buddha and others owed a debt to their mothers. Even HRH Prince Charles publicly addressed the Queen as ‘Mummy’ at Her Majesty’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations. But some mothers betrayed their daughters, who were sold as slaves. The letters of those girls in this book speak of heartbreak, trauma, loss and betrayal.

“As long as prejudices are there against women, be it anywhere, no women will be totally free,” said Cheri Blair at the webinar.

Mohini Kent has written the book in aid of her charity, Lily Against Human Trafficking. The books is available online on Flipkart and Amazon India and all the proceeds would go to LILY Against Human Trafficking. “I want to teach mothers to love their daughters. The mindset of women as much as of men has to change because women fall into this mindset no matter where we are and how well educated and outgoing one is,” said Mohini Kent.

Kitab is an initiative of Kolkata-based organization Prabha Khaitan Foundation which provides a forum for book launches by connecting intellectuals, book lovers and litterateurs with authors. Eminent authors like Shashi Tharoor, Vikram Sampath, Salman Khurshid, Kunal Basu, Vir Sanghvi, Vikas Jha, Luke Kutinho and others have earlier had book launching sessions at Kitab.

Cherie Blair, human rights lawyer, is the Chancellor of the Asian University for Women; Governor of the London School of Economics; a founding member of Omnia Strategy LLP; and the Cherie Blair Foundation for Women supports women entrepreneurs in developing countries.  She lives in London with her husband, Tony Blair, former Prime Minister of the UK.

Lady Mohini Kent Noon is an author, film-maker, charity worker and journalist. She is the Founder Chairperson of Lily Against Human Trafficking. And Global Envoy in the UK of the International Buddhist Confederation. She is the author of several books, including Black Taj, a novel, and Nagarjuna: The Second Buddha. She has written and directed feature films, documentaries, and worked with Sir Ben Kingsley. Her stage plays include Rumi: Unveil the Sun. She also hosts spiritual teaching tours in the UK.


Excerpts from the book “Dear Mama”

Prime Minister Narendra Modi: “Mother is the ever-flourishing spring of inspiration and our strength to overcome all the challenges.”

HH the Dalai Lama: “My mother was my first teacher of compassion. Those who receive affection from their mothers as children have much greater inner peace in their adult lives.”

Cherie Blair: “When I was called to the Bar in 1976, you were the only parent entitled to be part of my achievement. I wanted you to be acknowledged.:

Sir Cliff Richard: “Death is never fair. You gave us life – me, Donna, Jacqui and then Joan – and death took yours. But… he couldn’t take our memories.”

G.P. Hinduja: “It is said that God created mothers because He could not be everywhere.”

Kiran Mazumdar Shaw: “Not many daughters can boast of the fact that their mother is a successful entrepreneur at the age of 87. This fiery independent streak is what I have inherited from you. You have been a pillar of great strength and inspiration to me.”

Sharmila Tagore: “I have taken you for granted. I never told you how much I appreciated your cooking (and) your talent with jokes.”

Yogi Sri M: “I beg forgiveness (from my mother) when her beloved son ran away to the Himalayas and was given up for dead. (She) welcomed me after years when I came back as a wandering yogi. Only a mother can do that.”

Rakesh Omprakash Mehra: “Like an ocean she had the capacity to receive the rivers of pain, purify it, and rain it back on us as love. They say you passed away, but in my daughter I feel you come back, in my wife I feel your loving and caring. For me, LILY is an ode to every mother.”

Arshad Warsi: “The first thing I need to do, in fact every son and daughter needs to do, is apologise for not being able to match up to the unconditional love mothers have for their children.”

Shonali Bose: “All of my films – Amu, Margarita with a Straw, The Sky is Pink -have been about the mother-daughter relationship and death. That’s because you were so central to my life till your shocking death when I was 21.”

Milkha Singh: “Our home was in Multan. Then we heard India was going to be partitioned. A Muslim mob came for us with their guns. Father shouted: ‘Bhaag Milkha! Don’t look back!’ When it was quiet, I went back, but they had killed you, everyone. My last memory of you is lying on your body and weeping.”

Khalid Mohamed: “You lost your only child Zubeida in an air crash. We only found mangled parts of her body on the site. When my mother Zubeida perished, you were my protector and live-giver. Fayazi Ma, it’s your 25th death anniversary, and I assure you I am OK.”

Dr Karan Singh: “She was highly compassionate and caring, and I learnt a great deal from her. I learnt the beautiful Dogra-Pahari folk songs that she used to sing on festive occasions. In our culture the mother has a very special place. There are our physical mothers, but at a deeper level in Hinduism, the mother goddess appears in many forms.”

Raghu Rai: “When the partition took place, I was just five. Little did I understand what it meant for my mother to look after ten children without any help. My mother wove a magic thread to keep a large family happy and united at low cost.”

Vijay Khattar: “Though you were deaf and mute since birth, you remain the most expressive person I’ve known. I wondered what it must be like. I feared the weight of silence. When the political trouble started in Kashmir were forced to leave because of the killings. You made this difficult and uncertain time easier for the family.”

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Bollywood Lyricist Meenu Singh Celebrates Her 25 Years In Bollywood

Posted by on Oct 16, 2020 in Author | Comments Off on Bollywood Lyricist Meenu Singh Celebrates Her 25 Years In Bollywood

Lyricist Meenu Singh is celebrating her 25 years in bollywood this year. She has the distinction of working with popular Singers,  Music Directors & Producer –  Directors  viz Mahinder Kapoor, Bhappi Lehri,  DAVID DHAWAN, ANU MALIK, DALER MEHNDI, MIKA, BALI BRUMBHAT, SHAAN, SHEREYA GOSHAL, SONU NIGAM, VINOD RATHOD, UDIT NARAYAN  and the list goes on.

Presently, Meenu is writing for Bappi Lahiri’s compositions. She has even penned the lyrics of Asha Bhosle’s forth-coming album. Poetry has always been her passion, says Meenu. She was born and brought up in Jalandhar but the passion became a profession when she moved to Mumbai. “My husband has been a great support”. But my inspiration has been Anand Bakshi. His songs are cherished.

Bollywood lyricist Meenu Singh, is now toning up for the Mrs India beauty contest for which she has prepared herself. She  will be walking on the ramp. It was only last year while watching the contest that the idea of participation  struck Meenu. “I have hired a personal trainer and have lost nearly 8 kg in four months,” she says.


Meenu’s journey as a lyricist began in 1996. “I met singer-composer Bali Brahmbhatt and he liked my collection of songs and I got my first break. His song Kook Kook Kooky, which I penned became a big hit.” After that there was no looking back, she says. “I worked with Bappi Lahiri, Daler Mehandi, Mika, Mahender Kapoor, Labh Janjua and others.” She has written the lyrics for the movies Chor Machaye Shor; String and Topless.

“Till date, I have penned lyrics for over 60 songs”. “Old is gold. The magic of old songs created can be recreated even today,” believes Meenu. Now is modeling time for Meenu. “I have already been selected among the top 50 contestants and I’m confident that I shall also be short-listed among the top 25,” she says.

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