Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Conversation with Amaan Khan

Mr. Amaan Khan

A Famous Dancer, Choreographer, Theater Artist, from Bhopal.
He had Choreographed many Shows, Including the 'Opening and Closing ceremony of Doha National Games' and Worked with Shiamak Davar.

Here is the conversation with Him, On July Tuesday, 26, 2011.





Amaan Ji, Please do tell us something about yourself and Your work?

Born and brought up in bhopal-city of lakes:-). Studied in, ankur, campion and all saints. I hail from a family, which is a hardcore Muslim family with so many kids mashallah :-), and I m the youngest among all. Since birth I was keen towards dancing..after so many advertisements and shows and one movie in childhood, I decided to make career in this field only.

As far as my work is concern, currently I am working as business development executive in an telecom and IT company based in muscat, Oman.also associated with indian fine arts association in oman.


Please tell us, what does dancing and Performing arts mean to you?

for me dancing is the most expressive form of devotion.it moves your body into luminous fluidity,and surrender it

to the inspiration of soul.


What form of dances you are ‘in’ to?

Salsa, hip hop, indo western.


Tell Us something about your accomplishments..

Acted in a movie-ek saans zindagi- directed by basu bhattacharya .and won best foreign movie award in brazil.

-have done couple of shows in mumbai..and "advrtisement" for frooti..
- have also "choreographed" 2006 asian games in Doha. Qatar. And was only indain chooreographer who was awarded by king of qatar his majesty AL thani.



How was the Journey throughout and what challenges you face in this.?

well I believe in the quote.. Try try try until u succeed.. I never give up easily..initially I was not taken sereously by my family.. And like I said before..I had to face many criticism and leg pulling from my surroundings...it was a time when I was told to move out from my college beacause of less attendance.from my family,as a student I was not allowed to take this hobby as a career....
I had to prove my folks with my achievment so that they will allow me to continue.. It was a tuff time... But now I am here.. :-) answering ur questions on my favourite social page.and sharing my secrets to my city...wat else I could ask for..:-)


What is your major source of inspiration?

my family... Initially they didn't like it.. But when they knew that this kid got something in him.. Then they supported me like anything:-)


How did you come across the opportunity to perform for Basu Bhatacharya Ji?

There is a very intresting story related to my first break in this field..It is an intresting incident which happened with me when I was child..my eleder brother was working as relationship agent for environmental movies and ol, and one fine day when I suddenly came from school he told me that call all your heighted firends as I have to take them for screen test of a movie..
I was not asked to come bcz I was not as tall as it was required for the character..so I cld up all my friends..bt all friends forced me to come along as they were so shy.. And not comfortable going alone..so at the time of screening.. I was sitting behind the director, Mr bhattacharya. And just tryng to help my friends to learn and paraphrase the dialogues..


That time he selected me for the lead role:-) and my friend got selected for the 2nd lead:-) shooting for the movie was fun:-)


As You have worked in “Bharat Bhawan” Let us know what facilities Govt is providing to the artists and is the community happy with what being offered to You guys?

well, no comments but its never too late, they can start giving some basic fascilities to artists.What are your future goals with dance?most probably I will be having my dance restaurents soon.. 'Dance restaurent' sounds strange na?hhehehe I know.. But it would be like a restaurent.. Whatever is ur necessity.m that will be in my menu!!:-) all forms of dances.. Wait for it..

If feasible, tell us about your typical day.

Well.. Days starts with eraly morning prayers.. Den exercise... 8-6 I am a total corporate person.. I talk business related to IT and telephone. After 6 I am again a chreographer:-)...alternate days I have visits to art insitute.









Bhopal Being a small city as compared to other Metros, What do you think is the Prospects of the

New Artists coming in this field.

Bhopal is not at all a small city.. It is goldmine for artist..whenever I introduce myself as a bhopali in this

industry I always got a pat on my back.... Crediy goes to all the seniors who have done some killing roles in

the industry..for new artist.. I would like to add.. There's not a short cut to success..' Thokar khake thaur

bano' :-)


Places you visit, when you are in Town?

Kaliyasaut dam Is my favourite plave.. As it is near to my house... And I often visit..one narrow road near nadir colny shyamla hills.. Its beautiful


Your comments on Bhopal Gas tragedy, and Compensation given..?

It was an unfortunate accident.. Money can never replace the the damage. Though whatever is approved for the victim has to be provided without any hasles.


If u were a t-shirt, what color would u be? Why?

I would be black.. Because write whatever u will write on it, its basic would never get fade..


Who according to you is the best/ Worst dressed man and women in Hollywood / Bollywood ?

Best is -kangna ranaut and arjun rampal,

Worst is - ahhh I really dnt have idea bout it.. But I guess.. Tushar kapoor can work on his attire..


How does u handle change, be it any..?

As they say change is the only permanent thing in the world..so have to handle it positively.. See whatever haPpens it happens for good..have faith.. And u will realise it soon.


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Peoples who inspire You.. and why?

My whole family...though they are not some famous personality or someone.. But for me they are my world..I am even isnpired by my youngest niece:-)


What is your bad quality?

I ask so many questions...:-).. And I heard from sources tht ppl dnt like this..


Tell Us something about Your Favorites’-

Book(s)- walk to remember.

TV show (s): friends, sarabhai vs sarabhai

Time pass:driving, and listening sufi tracks

Passion: dance, acting.

Websites: facebook, live wire, google.

Vehicles: audi Q7, and I still luv ma car back home. Maruti esteem:-)


Tell Us about some Best’(s) in Town/ City, Where you Live.


You are Currently Living in: muscat, oman

Best Cuisine there:omani shavarma and omani sausage

Best Hangout Place: qurum, al bustan

Best View you get, when You are at: qurum beach

You Love this City because:its peaceful..:-)


Last but not the Least your message to the Youngsters?

Don't measure a man's success by how high he climbs...but how high he bounces when he hits the bottom... Guys...believe in destiny.. And just put your best.. In even little things u do... Luv u all:-)


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We all thank Mr. Amaan Khan, for the time and his inspirational Words..
If You have any Questions for Mr. Amaan,, You can email Him at: amaan.muscat@gmail.com

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Saturday, July 23, 2011

Growing old is mandatory; But growing up is optional...

While the party is gooin On in the Room, All hostel mates are having fun there way, Iam thinking of the Possibilities and typig this Blog entry!
the Loud Music and Dancing peoples is fun, and thi is the first time, Iam not at Home for the Birthday!

and Just having a thought, that everthing is gooing fine, and suddenly you realise that You are 27!
Have to accomplish many More things and travl a Lot in this life!

So, Just signing off, for a Dance...
Cheers!

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Bagh, Majhi athvan Yete Ka..

Musadhar Paus, Khidkit Ubhi rahun paha,

Bagh Majhi athwan yete Ka..


Hath Labav, Tadhatha var Jhel Pavsach pani,

Bagh Majhi athwan yete Ka..

Varya ne Udnare Pavsache them, Chehrya Var Ghe..

Dode Mitun ghe, Tallin Ho,

Nahich Janavla Kahi tar Baher Pad..

Samudra war ye, To Udhanlela Aselch,

Panyat Pay Budavun Ubhi rah.. Vadu sarkel Paya Khalun..

Bagh Majhi Athwan yete Ka...


Mag chalu Lag.. Pavsachya aganit suya tochun Ghe,

CHalat raha, Paus thambe paryanta.. to thambnar nahi..

Shevti Ghari ye.. kapde badlu nakos, Kes Pusu Nakos..

Punha tyach Khidkit ye.. Aata, Navrya Chi vaat bagh.. Bagh Majhi athvan yete ka..


Dara var bel Vajel.. dar Ughad, Navra asel..

Tyachya hathatli Bag Ghe, raincoat to swatach Kadhel..

to Vicharel tula tujhyz Bhijlyacha Karan..

Tu mhan Ghar Gadtae..

Mag chaha kar, Tu hi Ghe..

To Uthun 'Pankaj Udhas' Lavel..

Tu to band kar, Kishor Kumar lav..

Bagh Majhi athvan Yete Ka..


Mag ratra Hoeil.. To Tula kushit Gheil.. Mhanel Tu mala avadtes..

Pan Tu hi tasach Mhan..

Vijhancha Kadkadat Hoil.. Dhagancha Gadghadat Hoeil..

to Tya Kushi var Vadel...

Tyachaya Sharira Kade bagh.. bagh Majhi aathvan Yete ka..


Tyanantar Satad dodyanni chappar pahayla Visaru Nako..

ani Baher cha Paus Nustach Aiknyacha Prayatna kar..

Jhopi janya cha Prayatna kar..

Yetya Pavsat ek divas tari.. Bagh Majhi athvan yeti ka......





Source- Song 'pauus datalela' By- Milind Ingle

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Paus ani Bhandan..

While Listening to Music, Came Upto a very Beautiful song- 'Jhada khali basleli' From the Album, 'Garva', By Milind Ingle..

Feel it-

Tyala Paus aavat nahi, Tila Paus avadto..
Dhag datun alyavar to, Tichya Tavdit sapadto..

Mi tula avadte, Pan paus avdat nahi..
Asla tujh Ganit kharacch, Mala Kadat nahi..

Paus mhanje Chikkhal sara.. Maus mhanje Margad,
Paus mhanhe Gaar wara, Paus Mhanje Hirvad!

Paus kapde kharab karto, Paaus Vaitag-Vadi..
Paus Mhanje Bhiji Paywaat, Paus mhanje Zadi!

Paus Rengadlele Kaama...Paus mhanje sutti, Ugacch..
Pavsa madhe Gupchup Nishtun Man jaun baste Dhagaat..

Dar varshi Paaus yeto, Dar warshi asa Hota..
Pavsa warun Bhandan houn Lokaan madhi hasa hOta


Paus tyala avdat nasla tari, Ti tyala avadte..
Pavsa sagat avadavi ti..mhanun ti hi jhagadte..

Rusun mag ti nighun jate, Bhijat rahte Pavsat..
Tyacha- Ticha Bhandan asa, Olya chimb divsat!

Ajeeb tarha se nakaam rahay hum dono..
Wo mujhe chah na saka, main use bhola na saka....

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Mad Weekends.. "Kille Rajgadh" Trekk!


According to plan we all Woke Up at 6 on the Beautiful Sunday Morning, and geared Up for the Trip, But it was raining since Last Night!
So Switched to Plan 'B' i.e. Trip to "Kille Rajgadh". We started at 8.00 Am on our Bikes and on the Highway enjoyed the tunnels, Clouds and smooth road!






Reached at the base of the Mountain range around 9.40 AM and after Breakfast, We Picked Up the Toughest way to Uphill, i.e. the "Chor darwaza" and we all started the trekk at 10.30.

The Way to Uphill, was smooth upto 1.5 Kms, and then it started challenging us, by getting narrower and slippery. to add On we had Huge rocks on one side and Step Valley on the Other side.. So keeping Our eyes Open wide and foot firm in the Slippery Red soil, we Moved on!







Almost after 3 Kms, We had Our first Break and clicked few snaps of the Clouds on the Other Mountain. The Clouds appears soo Beautiful and Calm, and then It started raining... Adding difficulty to the way Uphill, But it was Not much against the "Buland Irade" of the Trekking Freaks!

We geared Up and Moved. and after few Kms, we had the First view of the Hill, where the Killa was situated! we were really amazed to see the heights, and on the Other side scared of the way to the Uphill!


Two of Our fellow trekkers Backed off and decided to stay where we were! But all the Others were mad enough to start again!
And after 40 Mins, Of slipping, Falling and Clicking, we Reached to the Chor darwaza of the Fort!
There was a sense of Satisfaction, that we were successfully able to make it, safe and Sound! But again at the same time, there was a thought in the Pia matter, somewhere That "Chadh to gaye, ab Utarenge kaise.. :P" as trekking Uphill we were facing the Hill But we had to face the Valley when we return!

With all this in mind, we Entered the chor darwaza and forget everyhthing.. It was so very Awesome and Cool! The clouds, Ponds, and breeze.. Ahhh! Still feeling the calmness!

and after a typical Maharashtrain Cuisine "Pithla-Bhakar" we Moved towards the main Hill, where Balle Killa Was situated! It was the Most dangerous 2Kms of Trekk! But we all made it safely and Enjoyed a Lot at the Top Most Point of the Hill and The Fort!




While returning, We had Goose Bumps, But we remembered the Old concept "Dar lage to Gana Ga" and we followed it, and It worked! though it was annoying for other Peoples, :P But We were Not intrested in anything except Us, getting Down, Safe and Sound. and We all made it


It was So fun and Adventurous, Thrilling trip I ever had!




Monday, July 11, 2011

12 July 1961 – Black Day!

It was A Black day in the History of Pune, when the Panshet Dam collapsed Due to heavy rains.
This day will day will remain forever etched in Pune’s history. A day that changed the history and geography of this great city. Call it a bad coincidence – but two events that happened almost exactly 200 years apart have played a critical role in Pune’s history – to the extent that they have been added to the local Marathi lexicon. The first one was the 3rd Battle of Panipat in 1761 and the second one: the Panshet flood. “पानिपत झालं” (Panipat zala) and “पानशेत झालं” (Panshet zala) are commonly used terms today to refer to a big disaster.

Half a century ago, the new under-construction Panshet dam had started developing some problems, even before it was complete. Against some recommendations, the dam was being filled up during the 1961 monsoon season. Cracks started developing and yet there was lot of debate on whether the dam was in real imminent danger.

The floods completely cutoff the electric and water supply. July 12th was a dark, rainy night in Pune – with rumors still doing the rounds. Some of them pointed to more floods on the way… (even though the dams had been drained empty by then..).

When the flood-waters receded, they left behind a trail of destruction and a muddy mess. The cleanup and rebuilding took many months. The old riverside city landscape changed forever.
New localities (such as Lokmanya Nagar, Gokhale Nagar, etc.) were setup to resettle some of the flood affected citizens. Most of the bridges were damaged and needed fixing and in some cases complete rebuilding.

With Khadakwasla and Panshet dams completely drained, there was no water supply for the city. The Peshwa era Katraj water aqueduct was used to meet some water requirements. Wells were another source. Wadas that had wells had to prominently list ‘Well’ on their main door – so that, the water source could be be made available.

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Thursday, July 7, 2011

Weekend Planing


It was few hectic week, after the training started, and all the Peoples are Exhausted, and Need a Break, from Accounts, Financials, and Admin Setting, So Just planing for an awesome weekend at 'Lonavala' an awesome Hill station Between Mumbai and Pune.

Herd a Lot about it, and also day dreamed about this place many times, But this is the time where all that is gooing to happen.
Had a peak of it in a very short trip, almos 2 Hours with arun and Dinu, But now it is gooing to be a full On trip..

Many thanks to the mates at Pune, Who are sporting enough o get the Plan and the trip going.!
Thanks friends..
So almost donw with the planing stuff and If all Goes well, We will left for the on saturday Morning....