November 26, 2012

Beach Sunset and My Shot

So here I am again with my camera with  mesmerizing natural beauty of sunset at Dahanu beach. Dahanu also called the land of Chickoo Orchards located just 125kms from Mumbai with a 17km long coastline offers a beautiful scenic beach stretch.The name "Dahanu Gaon" originates from the word "Dhenu Gram" meaning the village of cows. A lot of cattle, particularly cows were owned by the people in Dahanu. Beaches in Maharashtra are not very uncommon in but its certainly not like crowded  Juhu Chowpatty but a real, splashing, Frisbee-playing, sandcastle-building, back-floating beach. That such a beach would be accessible by an easy day trip from Mumbai.

Life of a butterfly

It says “The butterfly counts not months but moments, and has time enough.” Beautiful and graceful, varied and enchanting, small but approachable, Instead of their brief and genteel life butterflies lead you to the sunny side of life.

At midnight, on the 5th of April 1993, a life tragically ended in only 19 years ; Dibya Bharti, truly a butterfly who enchanted the whole industry with her impeccable mixture of beauty and innocence  . The 90s begin like any other decade, promising to bring lots of surprises. Divya was one of them. Who can forget that beautiful girl singing "Saat Samundar" when she made her debut in Bollywood world.... She was the stormy wave of love that touched us, drenched us, and then passed us. Divya is not only remembered for her brilliant performances but also for her unbeatable world record. She appeared in more than 14 Hindi films within a year of her debut in Bollywood, between 1992 and mid 1993. She started her career in 1990 with Telugu films and after several hits in the south she entered Hindi films with 'Vishwatma’ in 1992, following which she did 13 films in the same year that includes superhits like ‘Deewana’ and ‘Shola Aur Shabhnam’.

It is till date a world record for the ‘most films within a year’ that no one could ever beat.
 Bharti, fell five stories from her apartment in Mumbai. Was it an accident? Was it suicide? Was it murder? The circumstances of Bharti’s death remain, to this day, a mystery.
Another beautiful, charming and elegant persona who left the whole world mesmerized with her enchanting voice within a short life is Nazia Hassan. Died of lung cancer at the age of 35, who showed Asian pop music a new horizon. A singer of rare expressiveness, she pioneered the disco revolution in Indian film music in the 1980s.
Aap jaisa koi mere zindagi main aye, the song she sang - as a 15-year-old schoolgirl - in Qurbani (1980), was one of the biggest hits in Bollywood film music. Not only bollywood, 80’s Asian pop music got a new meaning from this voice. Nazia, who had a London University law degree, lived most of her life in Britain, but always returned to her roots in Pakistan. She was independent, and was never afraid to speak her mind. A lot of her money was given to charity; she also set up an organization to help the poor, and - even at the peak of her popularity - made special appearances on television shows for children. She spent a lot of time with young people, educating them about the dangers of drugs. 

Both the ladies were glamour queens in their own way, full of life both lived a short live but with in this they were the true princesses of the masses. Brightly colored and beautiful butterflies! Wherever it goes pleases but you can never chase it. Sometime Someday two little pieces of moon suddenly fell in our world. They are back in their world far from us but sensation and fire of their glorious persona will remain memorable. 
Here are the links of two favourite songs of mine of these beauties :