Ever since I developed an interest in reading (relatively later in life), I have been exploring the world somewhat differently. The kind of work that pulled me towards it was the stories, stories of people, some funny anecdotes, an anecdote about a story and so on.
Although my father bought me comics and books that kids my age would read, neither I nor my parents could firmly say that I was really a reader. I also remember issuing Harry Potter books from the school library and let it occupy a humongous space in my school bag to cope with the fad amongst teenagers. Continue reading “Anecdotes, Stories and Anecdotal Stories”→
Book: The Third World War Author: Dr. Aniruddha Dhairyadhar Joshi Publishing Year: 2006 About: An extensive and a comparative study of the world’s history in relation to today’s scenario, which may lead to what the title says.
The Third World War is a concept, which is contemplated around the world on several levels. Most of the political experts, military analysts and conspiracy theorists have expressed their opinions on the international political events and their consequences. However, a layman will never be able to guess the intensity and impact of those consequences in the near future. This book, written by Dr. Aniruddha Joshi (M.D Medicine) in the year 2006, tells us about the possible occurrences of certain events across the globe, which will result in this catastrophe called the Third World War.
I was raised in a traditional Maharashtrian household, so I grew up listening to Bhav Geet, Bhakti Geet and Abhang before I immersed myself thoroughly in the trending pop-culture. In the last month, I revisited that memory and browsed through those songs on YouTube.
Mainly, Kumar Gandharva and Pt. Bhimsen Joshi amongst many others, because of an article I read that mentioned their musical eminence. The song that got stuck in my head for the longest time was ‘Majhe Maher Pandhari‘, an Abhang, written by Sant Eknath- an Indian saint from Paithan (1533-1599), a popular rendition of which has been performed by Pt. Bhimsen Joshi.
Although, very recently, a friend of mine introduced Kishori Amonkar’s music to me. I may not have religiously heard her music, but her songs evoked the nostalgic memories. However, one of her songs in the collection was yet another rendition of Sant Eknath‘s ‘Majhe Maher Pandhari‘. As the Bhimsen Joshi version had already been stuck in my head, I initially chose not to listen to Kishori Amonkar’s version.
However, her version of that Abhang disclosed another sentimental dimension. I would not have realised it until another friend of mine brought it to my notice. Both the singers were class-apart in their talent and so were their songs. The elucidation below is not a comparison, but personal opinion on those renditions-
The world has been witnessing violence on different levels, which has been only scaling up since the past two decades. This hasn’t caused the world to move further away but a step closer to the World War-III with every bomb drop and a gun-shot. If the pattern of movements happening in the worldwide leadership is observed closely, it only rings a bell of another war that is awaiting us.
We could possibly be missing out on the updates about these movements amidst the everyday news. Hence, the website, worldwarthird.com has been posting news relevant to this catapulting worldwide phenomenon and is open to your suggestions and queries.
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