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A Distinguished Statesman & An Eminent Wordsmith : Atal Bihari Vajpayee

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Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Eminent Wordsmith, Distinguished Statesman, Poet, Former Prime Minister of India

Atal Bihari Vajpayee, the former Prime Minister of India was one of the iconic leaders of India. He was an outstanding parliamentarian and the stalwart of the Indian politics. He was born in a middle class family on 25th December, 1924 in Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh.

He started his political career as a freedom fighter in 1942, when he was arrested for 23 days during the Quit India Movement. He eventually entered into the national politics and became the national president of Jana Sangh. Later he founded BJP with his colleagues, was elected to Lok Sabha 10 times. He further went on to become the Prime Minister of India thrice.

Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Eminent Wordsmith, Distinguished Statesman, Poet, Former Prime Minister of India

Atal Bihari Vajpayee at the Pokhran nuclear blast site after the nuclear test in 1998.

His vision and efforts have contributed to the growth of this country, in more ways than we can imagine. As the Prime Minister of India, he took landmark decisions which shaped the future and brought India to the ranks to emerging global superpowers. Nuclear Tests were conducted under his supervision at Pokhran in 1998 despite global political pressure. The diplomatic peace process with Pakistan with the historic inauguration of the Delhi-Lahore bus service in February 1999 and the resultant Lahore Declaration, the Golden Quadrilateral Highway and the various “domestic economic and infrastructural reforms, including encouraging the private sector and foreign investments, reducing governmental waste, encouraging research and development and privatization of some government owned corporations”, are some to name.

Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Eminent Wordsmith, Distinguished Statesman, Poet, Former Prime Minister of India

Atal Bihari Vajpayee Inaugurating Bus Service Between Delhi and Lahore in February 1999

He never married in his personal life and dedicated his entire life to national service. However, he has an adopted daughter, Namita. His creative instinct makes him fond of music, dance and poetry. He has compiled his poems in form of books.

His selfless service to the nation, from being arrested for 23 days during the Quit India Movement to leading the country thrice as the Prime Minister, Mr. Vajpayee was truly the Bharat Ratna of India.

Here are some of his poems.

Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Eminent Wordsmith, Distinguished Statesman, Poet, Former Prime Minister of India

Poem by Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee

 

Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Eminent Wordsmith, Distinguished Statesman, Poet, Former Prime Minister of India

Poem by Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee

 


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Rang Barse: Celebrating the Fervour & Zeal of Holi

The carnival of colours is here, marking the arrival of spring.

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Holi, Rang Barse, Ashish Chanchalani, Divyansh Kacholia, Festival of Colours

वृन्दावन की होली लठमार,
मथुरा की होली फुलमार|
रंगों की आई फुहार,
मुबारख हो होली का त्योहार|

The carnival of colours, Holi, is here, marking the arrival of spring. With splashes of multiple different colours in the air, it fills everyone with the spirit of happiness, enthusiasm and optimism.

Mythologically, there are numerous legends associated with it, like the tradition of burning Holika or the ‘Holika dahan’ or celebration of the death of Ogress Pootana who tried to kill infant Krishna by feeding poisonous milk to it and many more. Eventually, it signifies the power and victory of truth, morality and goodness over evil.

With the spirit of Holi, let us look at some of the remarkable themes of art, music and comedy.

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Credits: Ashish Chanchalani

Credits: Chandana Bala Kalyan
Credits: DVK TheBeatboxer, Divyansh Kacholia

Team The Talented Indian wishes you all a very happy and bright Holi.

(Poem Credits: www.holifestival.org)

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Balance for Better : Empowering Women This International Women’s Day

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Balance for Better, International Women Day, Women Empowerment, Himanshu Arora, Beti Bachao Beti Padhao

Half the share of the force, strength, dreams, and efforts in the world belongs to half the population – women. At every point in history, there were women who with their contributions left an indelible impression, changing the world forever. Ranging from scientists like Marie Curie and to literary sensation Jane Austen to national leaders like Indira Gandhi and Margaret Thatcher to devoted social activists like Mother Teresa and  Savitribai Phule to even powerful fictional female characters of Hermoine Granger and Elizabeth Bennet to countless more incredible women, they influenced every aspect of our lives.

Remarkably the potential of every little girl is similar, provided she is given the freedom to learn. Exquisitely described by Himanshu Arora’s Beti Bachao Beti Padhao, the poem speaks volumes of the prevailing condition and power of knowledge in changing lives.

Presenting our daughters’ the gift of education we ensure that they have curious minds, thoughtful actions, and strengthened voices, in turn contributing to the growth story of the world.

On this International Women’s Day, we wish every woman a fulfilling and thriving life ahead.

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‘Gully Boy’ : An Unconventional Tale of a Rap Artist

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Gully Boy, Rap Artist, Ranveer Singh, Alia Bhatt, Divine, Naezy

Struggles are an inevitable part of life. But, the fortitude to overcome them makes victory really worthwhile. The latest Bollywood movie, “Gully Boy” celebrates the spirit of thriving in challenging circumstances of life, despite all odds.

The story revolves around the journey of an ambitious “gully” boy, who despite belonging to a lower section of the society, aspires to accomplish his dream of becoming a rapper. His knack for telling his story through street hip-hop music, his rigour, hard work and passion, gives him a breakthrough in the music industry. The movie is inspired by the real-life stories of street rappers Divine and Naezy, who despite being in similar circumstances, thrived and succeeded in life.

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Referred to as a “Cinematic Masterpiece”, the film has garnered accolades in the Berlin International Film Festival and international media alike. The power-packed performances of Ranveer Singh and Alia Bhatt, brilliant direction by Zoya Akhtar and an absorbing script and screenplay, makes this a masterpiece while giving the social message to follow one’s heart and passion.

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Gumption Beats Obstacles & The Story of Arunima Sinha Vindicates That!

Arunima Sinha, a former national level volleyball player turned mountaineer who despite her disability of being an amputee has managed to climb Mt Vinson.

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Arunima Sinha, Mt Vinson, Padma Shri Awardee, Narendra Modi, First Female Amputee

There is an age old saying that the world worries about disability more than disable people do. There is also a saying that fortune often favours the brave. Both these phrases can be attributed to Arunima Sinha, a former national level volleyball player turned mountaineer who despite her disability of being an amputee has managed to climb Mt Vinson, the tallest peak of Antarctica.

Losing her one leg in a horrific incident where she was thrown off a moving train for resisting chain snatching didn’t deter the brave heart in going after her goals. The latest feat just goes on to add another feather in the cap of the Uttar Pradesh girl who had earlier achieved the excellent feat of being world’s first female amputee to climb the Mt Everest in the year 2013.

As Arunima announced her distinguished feat to the world on Twitter, the whole nation raised a toast to her and her social media was flooded with heaps of praises. Even Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated her in a tweet calling the 30 year old as “Pride of India”.

A Padma Shri Awardee and Tenzing Norgay Awardee, Arunima aspires to open a free sports academy for the poor and differently-abled persons. She is an epitome of bravery, strength, and spirit.

We at The Talented Indian congratulate her for outstanding achievement and wish her all the luck for her future adventures.

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Behind Every Successful Person is a Supportive Family : Story of Priya Punia

After years of struggle on December 21, Priya was named in India’s T20 squad.

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Priya Punia, Indian Women Cricket Team, Supportive Family, Story, Father Builds Cricket Ground

This story begins with the unachieved dream of a man to play cricket for his country and his wish to live it through his daughter’s dreams. In the Pink City of India, Jaipur, a man worked relentlessly hard to make wings for his daughter, so that she could fly high in the sky of the opportunities and possibilities to achieve her dreams.

Priya Punia’s father built a cricket ground for her training to master the game. Surendra, a Government clerk, sold his property and took loans to buy a 1.5-bigha plot on the outskirts of Jaipur at Harmada for Rs.22 lakh in the year 2010.

Priya Punia, Indian Women Cricket Team, Supportive Family, Story, Father Builds Cricket Ground
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Priya, a 22-year-old opening batswoman, is a native of Churu in Rajasthan. She plays for Delhi in domestic circuit and has been among the leading run-getters. On December 21, she was named in India’s T20 squad to tour New Zealand. After years of struggle, she is all set to make India proud in the international arena.

Priya Punia, Indian Women Cricket Team, Supportive Family, Story, Father Builds Cricket Ground
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Just like Abhinav Bindra’s father, who built a shooting range for him to practice, Priya’s father sets an example with his immense dedication and enthusiastic support for his daughter, despite all odds.

The Talented Indian Community extends best wishes to her for her upcoming match and the brightest future ahead.

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