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Saturday, August 2, 2008

Jai Hind

I have received this mail from a friend of mine. I have forwarded this to many of my friends. However I thought it is worth posting so that many who are not in my mailing list can read this and get inspired. Please read this without ignoring

Lt. Saurabh Kalia of 4 JAT Regiment of the Indian Army laid down his
life at the young age of 22 for the nation while guarding the
frontiers at Kargil.
His parents, indeed the Indian Army and nation itself,
lost a dedicated, honest and brave son.
He was the first officer to detect and inform about
Pakistani intrusion. Pakistan captured him and his patrol party of 5
brave men alive on May 15, 1999 from the Indian side of LOC.
They were kept in captivity for three weeks and
subjected to unprecedented brutal torture, evident from their bodies handed over
by Pakistan Army on June 9, 1999.
The Pakistanis indulged in dastardly acts of inflicting burns on these Indian officers with cigarettes, piercing their ears with hot rods, removing their eyes before puncturing them and breaking most of the bones and teeth.
They even chopped off various limbs and private organs of the Indian soldiers besides inflicting unimaginable physical and mental torture.

After 22 days of torture, the brave soldiers were ultimately shot dead. A detailed post-mortem report is with the Indian Army. Pakistan dared to humiliate India this way flouting all international norms.
They proved the extent to which they can degrade humanity. However, the Indian soldiers did not break while undergoing all this unimaginable barbarism, which speaks volumes of their patriotism, grit, determination, tenacity and valour - something all of India should be proud of.
Sacrificing oneself for the nation is an honour every soldier would be proud of, but no parent, army or nation can accept what happened to these brave sons of India . I am afraid every parent may think twice to send their child in the armed forces if we all fall short of our duty in safeguarding the PRISONERS OF WAR AND LET THEM MEET THE FATE OF LT.SAURABH KALIA.
It may also send a demoralising signal to the army personnel fighting for the Nation that our POWs in Pak cannot be taken care of. It is a matter of shame and disgust that most of Indian Human Rights Organisations by and large, showed apathy in this matter.

Through this humble submission, may I appeal to all the civilized people irrespective of colour, caste, region, religion and political lineage to stir their conscience and rise to take this as a NATIONAL ISSUE !!!
International Human Rights Organizations must be approached to expose and pressure Pakistan to identify, book and punish all those who perpetrated this heinous crime to our men in uniform.
If Pakistan is allowed to go unpunished in this case, we can only imagine the consequences.
Below is the list of 5 other soldiers who preferred to die for the country rather than open their mouths in front of enemy -

1. Sep. Arjun Ram s/o Sh. Chokka Ram; Village & PO
Gudi. Teh. & Dist.
Nagaur, (Rajasthan)

2. Sep. Bhanwar Lal Bagaria h/o Smt. Santosh Devi;
Village Sivelara;Teh.&
Dist.Sikar (Rajasthan)

3. Sep. Bhikaram h/o Smt. Bhawri Devi; Village
Patasar; Teh.
Pachpatva;Distt.Barmer (Rajasthan)

4. Sep. Moola Ram h/o Smt. Rameshwari Devi; Village
Katori; Teh. Jayal ;Dist.

5. Sep. Naresh Singh h/o Smt.. Kalpana Devi; Village
Chhoti Tallam;
Teh.Iglab; Dist.Aligarh (UP)

Yours truly,
Dr. N.K. Kalia (Lt. Saurabh Kalia's father).
Saurabh Nagar,
Himachal Pradesh
Tel: +91 (01894) 32065

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paste it again to forward it to your friends and relatives. Let us give a supporting hand to Dr. Kalia in his efforts to get justice.
Remember, Lt. Kalia and his colleagues died on the front so that we could
sleep peacefully in our homes

JAI HIND ....Victory to India !!


A popular janya raga derived from the 29th mela Sankarabharanam. This is an audava sampoorna raga and also a murchanakaraka janya raga. Ri^ Ma and Pa of Arabhi taken as shadja resulta in the following ragas Abheri^ Mohanakalyani and Kedaragaula respectively. The svaras figuring in this raga are Sa^ Chatusruti Ri^ Sudha Ma^ Pa^ Kakali Ni^ Chatusruti Dha nd Antara Ga. An upanga raga in which Ga and Ni are deleted in arohana. This is th third among the Ghana Panchakas and is also an auspicious raga. Madhyamakala sancharas^ jantasvara prayogas^ and Dattu varises add charm and beauty to this raga. Arabhi is usually sung in the beginning of performances and tana is also performed in this. Ri^ Ma^ Dha are the jeeva and raga chaya svaras and Ri and Dha are kampita svaras. R M D R is a special prayoga and MgrsR is a ranjaka prayogas like dgrsnS - drsrsndP^ and Ni varjya prayogas like ssddppmgR are characteristics phrases of this raga. In Tamil Music this raga is known as Pazham takka ragam. A sarvakalika raga having svara sancharas in all the three sthayis. Closely resembling ragas are Syama and Devagandhari^ having same notes and derive from the same mela. But the way of singing is different. The emergence of gamakas and vilambakala prayogas will be more in Syama and Devgandhari. The dirgha Ga is a peculiarity of Devagandhari.
Aarabhi is a raga that dates back to 7 AD. Originally, it was called as pazhanthakka in Tamil music. Then it was sung in a mixed variation of Devagandhari and Aarabhi (which is sung now). But now these ragas are clearly distinguishable.
Aarabhi raga is an Owdava-sampoorna raga meaning, in arohana 5 swara comes (so it is called Owdava) and in avarohana all swara comes (so sampoorna). The arohana and avarohana structure is sa ri(2) ma(1) pa da(2) sa and sa ni(2) da(2) pa ma(1) ga(2) ri(2) sa. It is the janya raaga of Sankarabharanam and unlike Anandabhairavi it has no annya swaras in it. It is more or less a flat raaga without much kamakas and frequence variations. The important point is the swara "ga" always comes very close to "ma" so when we sing the phrase "ma ga ri" it sounds like "ma ma ri" likewise the swara "ni" always comes very close to the swara "sa" hence when we sing the phrase "sa ni da" it sounds like "sa sa da". The closest raga to this one is Devangandhari there are three main things which makes Aarabhi different
In Aarabhi the swara "ga" is close to "ma" but in Devaghandhari it is not the same.
The swara "ri" is not fluctuated in Aaarabhi but it is given "asaivu" in Devaghandhari
The phrase "pa ma da sa" should not be sung in Aarabhi it is exclusive for Devaghandhari
When anyone say Aarabhi everyone will remember the pancharatana krithi "Sadhinchanae" by Saint Thyagaraja. Here we can note that Thyagaraja uses phrases like "sa sa da" in the charanam although there are phrases like "sa ni da" also.
This raaga is a very energetic raaga and it gives more creativity for doing brigas morethan gamakas. Other main difference between Aarabhi and Devaghandhari is the former one is a medium pace raaga and the latter one is a slow paced raaga. The example is the "Ksheerasagara sayana" by Saint Thyagaraja is a slow paced song and the "sadinchanae" is a medium paced one.
This raaga appears to be favourite to many Artists. Balamuralikrishna tops the list with 5 songs PLEASE GIVE ME YOUR FEED BACKS OF ANY ERRORS OR DIFFICULTY IN DOWNLOADING.

  1. Dheenadayalo - Balamurlikrishna
  2. Dhurgalakshmi - Nithyashree
  3. Sri saraswathi - Nithyashree
  4. Sri sakala - Balamuralikrishna
  5. Thiruvarul purivaan - O.S. Arun
  6. Varnam - Sri venkatesham - Nithyashree
  7. Ambaa sowrambaa - Aruna Sairam
  8. Dhurgaa lakshmi - Maharajapuram Santhanam
  9. Mahadheva sudham - Balamuralikrishna
  10. Maragatha - Sudha Raghunathan
  11. Naa moralanu - Balamuralikrishna
  12. Shri Ramana vibho - Balamuralikrishna
  13. saraswathi - Maharajapuram Santhanam
  14. Raajeevakshaa (Aalapna) - M. L. Vasanthakumari
  15. Raajevaakshaa - M. L. Vasanthakumari
  16. Chalakalla - R. Ganesh
  17. Narasimha maamava - Maharajpuram Santhanam
  18. Saalakalla - Maharajpuram Santhanam
  19. Sri saraswathi - Bombay Jayashri
  20. Sri saraswathi - Radha Jayalakshmi
  21. Joothaa muraare - S. P. Raamh
  22. Yen thaai neeyandro - Aruna Sairam
  23. Saadinchane - T. N. Seshagopalan
  24. Saadinchane - Neyveli Santhanagoplan
  25. Kodubega dhivyamathi - M. L. Vasanthakumari
  26. Ongi ulagalandha - M. L. Vasanthakumari
  27. Ongi Ulagalanda - T. M. Krishna
  28. Paahi parvatha - K. J. Yesudoss
  29. Pranavaakaaram - O. S. Arun
  30. Maara koti - Bombay Jayashri
  31. Varnam - Anname - T. N. Seshgopalan
  32. Varnam - Anname - Ananthalakshmi sadagopan
  33. Saadinchane - Nithyashree
  34. Iyyappanai Panivom - T. V. Sankaranarayanan
  35. Naadha sudha - Balamuralikrishna
Anonymous Pooja C. said...
thanks sooo much for this! i love the song sri sakala sung by sudev warrier! thanks again! pooja <3
December 31, 2008 6:49 AM
Anonymous Lakshmi said...
good work.......can i get sadhinchane by sudha......
August 17, 2010 5:56 PM
Blogger hvaidya said...
Ms. lakshmi, Thanks for your comments. I do not have Saadinchane by Sudha in my library. I will find out whether she has sung this in any concerts. Please be on the look out for her concerts.
August 17, 2010 10:53 PM