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Born in 1950. I have done my post graduation in English Literature. In my childhood days I was living very close to a beautiful forest with a lovely lake called ‘Allen Forest’. I used to sit in that forest for hours in the calm and cool atmosphere of that lake and in those memorable days.

I started conceiving my first poem in that Allen forest and lake itself, which I use to visit almost every day, often with friends and sometimes even alone also in my childhood and early young age days. In the field of Art I had made my initial paintings in oil colors but they are very few. I composed my first Hindi Poem in 1971 when I was posted in a sugar factory. During that time I have written few small philosophical poems only. My love for photography started oozing around 1985 when I purchased my first Yashica Camera.

My initial pictures remains concentrated on my family members and scenic beauties. In between 1971 to 2001 I was too busy with my job first with British India Corporation and then with Government of U.P as I was educating people in Foreign Trade on national level.

During this period from 1991 to 1999 I made extensive travelling from East to West and from North to South of my country almost twice in a year, which gave me a unique chance to study and understand life and nature both in general which reflects in my Poems and Photos everywhere. In 1999 I took VRS and joined a multinational company ‘Organic India’ earlier known as IITC as its Executive Director, but left it in 2001 and started my own work of educating people in foreign trade.

t was only around 2007 when I bought a new mini digital camera that Photography began to show its colors in my Photos. In 2009 I became a member of Poetry Soup accidentally, while surfing the net and that was a turning point of writing more and more poems almost every day. Even I translated some of my father’s works also on Poetry Soup. Later on in 2011 when my son gave a gift of Canon Camera that I started enjoying Photography and these Photo Poems started forming shapes in my works.Song writing emerged, when some of my poetry Soup friends commented on my poem finding some of my poems more like a Song.The seed is there in me and even in my family member’s blood, because of my mother, who was a great musician, singer and because of my father, who wrote many Poems, Epics, novels and even dramatic verse and some songs also. Because of my other family members love for music, right from my childhood as I used to hear my favorite songs many a times.

The company of a wonderful forest (Allen Forest) and the lake with the company of River Ganges, which flows right in front of my house at a little distance with the most beautiful surroundings of Agriculture University quite near to my place have played great roles in shaping me what I am today.
Ravindra


Folk Songs Themes Are Same In Every Language


Blog Posted:1/21/2011 8:05:00 PM
Folk Songs Themes Are Same In Every Language

Folk songs are generally the reflection and expressions of simple common people’s emotions and feelings in simple but sweet words. With small difference, they have great similarities almost in every language and in every country.

The current Hindi folk song or the Lok Geet (Hindi word) reflects the feelings of a married girl, whose husband is coming from a distant place after a long time. The song is in fact a dialogue between two girls or females of similar age, where the married woman belongs to a joint family.

In the song, she wishes that all the family members of her in-law’s place should leave the small house, so that she may get an opportunity to meet her love freely and no one may disturb them. The songs would show the depths of her impatient heart, which is dying to meet her love, due to long separation from her love.

I would like welcome, if any of my PS friends would like to quote or write a similar folk song representing your country’s folk songs or lore close to this expression or may be a little different.

I am placing the folk song in my Poem ‘ Folk Song from India’. Picture of the Indian ancient musical instrument Dholak* I would place shortly on my face book with Mazeera*

Ravindra
22nd Jan. 2011



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  1. Date: 1/23/2011 6:42:00 PM
    Thanks Carolyn for your valuable information. What actually I would wish from highly talented Poets like you is to write some of these folk songs keeping in view traditions of your country with a touch of your poetic beauty and contribute something to keep alive the beauty and simplicity of folk songs. Hope you and my other friends on PS would think on that line. Love and best wishes..Ravindra

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  1. Date: 1/23/2011 4:49:00 AM
    Hi Ravindra, folk songs are among my favorite types of music. They were very big here in the states back in the '60s. Peter, Paul and Mary, Gordon Lightfoot, Kris Kristopherson and the Mamas and Pappas come to mind. I am no longer on Facebook, but I'm sure your "Folk Song from India" is beautiful. Love, Carolyn

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  1. Date: 1/22/2011 9:20:00 PM
    Thanks PD my friend for your kind and precious comments. Once you go into the simplicity of these folk songs, you would fall in love with them. These songs are the feelings of true and beautiful rural people in heart touching words. Many of them can be brought into limelight in every language, if the local talents (Poets) can bring them back to world, which is running often towards melody less noises not Music. I would invite you and all my friends to use your talents in reviving these sleeping beauties. Hope you would contribute something in this direction and would let me know, how you found the folk song from India. Love and best wishes..Ravindra

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  1. Date: 1/22/2011 9:09:00 PM
    Thank you Vince (Are you from Europe or in US itself pl. let us know) for your kind and precious comments. You are very right that folk songs are the expressions of heart feelings and emotions coming directly from the hearts of simple and lovely rural people. They really touch not only our hearts but they even touch our souls as well. I shall be grateful, if you can also produce any such feelings or may be different (Folk song) from your part of the world and pl. let me know when you do so. Love and best wishes...Ravindra

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  1. Date: 1/22/2011 9:02:00 PM
    Thank you Sara. I have placed the song as 'A Folk Song from India'. Hope you would enjoy it and would let us know if any such similar folk song is there in your part of US or anywhere in the world. Thanks again. Best wishes...Ravindra

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  1. Date: 1/22/2011 4:20:00 PM
    I've been a fan of Irish folk songs and American folk songs for years. They are short stories put to music. They are the words of the common man. They are simple beauty. They are also message music and politically active music. They are words coming from the people. Excellent blog. Vince

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  1. Date: 1/22/2011 3:52:00 PM
    Interesting one..Will be interesting to see what songs come out of this one..Sara

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  1. Date: 1/22/2011 6:46:00 AM
    Good morning~ You have a Very intersting say here dear Ravindra, I never thought of Folk songs being an expression.. I never tried the form.. or writing .. Thanks for sharing with us here at the soup... I will search for your poem.. Have yourself a blessed day. Ravindra,..p.d.

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