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Rebellious Flower

Loved watching this film! Not just for my love for Osho, but the film itself is a beautiful piece of art. Slow paced yet entertaining, nice performances by the actors, very aptly placed soothing organic sounding music, nice direction and I specially loved the beautiful locales and aptly complementing camera work and lighting! Thank you so much Team – Rebellious Flower for this great novel noble effort. It was a “simply” “beautiful” cinematic experience for me, grand in its own way…and perhaps there’s something meditative and soothing about the film all along the timeline! Looking forward to the next chapters in Raja’s life 🙂 Best wishes!

Rebellious Flower wikipedia page: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rebellious_Flower

2015 Vlog Recap: Music, Dance and more :)

Lucky to have lived so many moments of Music, Dance, Poetry and more Creativity this year 🙂 Thanks everyone for being a part of this artful journey! We’ve treasured most of it on our #YouTube channels here..

Channel 1: #Concerts #Dance #Meditation Music and more >> www.youtube.com/adityapathakutube

Channel 2: #Cover #Songs and #JAM Sessions >> https://www.youtube.com/adityapathakcreations

Blessings for all 🙂

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Main Pareshaan – Acoustic Cover :) (Video)

Maen PARESHAAN .. new Acoustic Cover by sis and me 🙂  

Mothers’ Day :)

WoMan (woman) : all that a MAN can ever aspire to be or do.. plus a WOMB! MOTHERHOOD is the highest state of being. Having a MOTHERLY vision is a sign of an EVOLVED CONSCIENCE. Not just for women, this value also makes a man a COMPLETE MAN. The world needs more such people. Thanks so much for being there maa 🙂 GOD BLESS YOU! HAPPY MOTHERS DAY TO ONE AND ALL 🙂

Planing to curate all of mom’s creative artworks at a dedicated webspace here >> https://shashiraman.wordpress.com/ >> you may wish to join her there 🙂 cheers! We’ll post stuff soon. Thanks!

>> Some musical wishes for the day >> https://youtu.be/HWN0JWDst4A
>> And a special poem by mom 🙂 >> https://adityapathak.net/2015/01/24/woman/

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Jamming with friends at work :)

Amazing jamming with friends at work 🙂 It was esp heart-warming to see “grown ups” walk up to us after the JAM and joyfully express how they loved to sing their hearts out after “many many many years” 🙂 Felt great to hear that!

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World Heritage Day and our 100th Heritage Video :)

Interesting co-incidence.. its WORLD HERITAGE DAY today and this morning we shared our 100th HERITAGE VIDEO …a timely century indeed 🙂 Thanks to all the knowledgeable walk-leaders, story-tellers and co-travelers and explorers who were with us in this journey so far. Looking forward to more good times ahead! Happy ‪#‎WorldHeritageDay‬ 🙂 Join us @ Youtube.com/adityapathakutube

World Heritage Day - 100 videos

Creative Moments : Planned Spontaneity + Diversity & Inclusion :)

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Much recently I’ve been reading about nurturing creative thinking, innovation and out-of-the-box thinking and how some purposeless and light and artful team-engagements can positively contribute to a team’s creativity. Some like to call this “planned spontaneity” ..and I like this phrase too 🙂

We are celebrating “Culture Week” at my organization this month where we celebrate “Diversity and Inclusion” in all it’s form and spread awareness about the same. This involves various fun as well as informative workshops and activities that help in spreading awareness about the matter.

In my parallel world, outside office that is :), since past few years I’ve been video-blogging extensively about a lot of ancient and medieval heritage and archaeological sites in and around my city…mostly on weekends. And seeing my video and photo blogs on social media, my office friends have often expressed their liking for such excursions and heritage/photo-walks….and how every time they are not able to find time for doing something that they like!

One fine day recently.. I was reading some articles on the web about best practices for nurturing Planned Spontaneity in Corporates when the “Culture Week” invitation mailer arrived in my inbox. The mailer mentioned about a “Photography Competition” with “Diversity and Inclusion” as the key theme. I suddenly saw some dots getting connected and thought that what if I take my team out for a heritage/photo-walk on a weekend …where we just walk sedately on the grass, take some candid snaps and also learn about how the culture has shaped up since the ancient ages through the medieval and modern times! I was perhaps very hopeful that this activity will help us experience some moments of planned spontaneity and creativity which we’ll be able to apply at our office work as well…and also will fetch us some nice shots for the photo-competition 🙂

I floated the idea with the team after our daily meeting and some of them seemed to like it….and it was fun to see the enthusiasm grow as the weekend arrived 🙂 We chose the Mehrauli Archaeological Park for our visit – it is a place that has been a major settlement ever since the ancient and medieval times and has seen so many human civilizations come and go! The area is still an active hub for archaeologists in this town and is literally littered with ruins from the ancient Indian empires, the Sultanate period as well as the British empire!

We reached the site early morning on a Saturday …roamed around…discussed about the history of the place..clicked snaps..played badminton and Frisbee.. had moments of hearty laughs.. and the heritage/photo walk was followed by some awesomely delicious authentic traditional food 🙂 It was fun to see grown-up “Engineers” playfully roam around like kids mimicking birds, enjoying the magic of trick-photography, clicking selfies and photographing cute little dogs and piglets apart from the monuments and ruins in that ridge!

The team seemed to have loved the experience and I’ve treasured some of these moments in the photos shown below. Really looking forward to more moments of such planned spontaneity ahead 🙂 Amen!

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Bhateshwar Temple Complex + Shani Mandir

Bhateshwar: Truly Mystical! This is an archaeological site comprising about 200+ ancient shrines in Morena district, Madhya Pradesh. The shrines in Bateshwar complex are dedicated mostly to Shiva and a few to Vishnu. The temples are made of sandstone and were built around 300 years before Khajuraho temples were built!

Our video-blog about this trip can be found here.

Also, here‘s an informative documentary depicting how these temples were restored with help from locals and even the dacoits of chambal!

Shani temple: On our way back we visited this ancient Shani temple which has an interesting story of lord Hanuman associated with it 🙂 We also met the pet deer and it’s cute little cub 🙂

Our full playlist of VIDEOs  from this HERITAGE TOUR to Gwalior and Morena can be found here on YouTube >> Gwalior Morena Video Playlist


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Saas-Bahu ka Mandir + Gurudwara Daata Bandi Chhor Sahib – Gwalior

Saas-Bahu ka mandir‘ (no, it is not from a TV soap set 😉 ), or Sahastrabahu Temple, is located to the east of Gwalior Fort. Built in 1092 by King Mahipala of the Kachchhapaghata (Kachchhwaha) dynasty, this temple is one of the greatest architectural marvels situated by Gwalior Fort.

Gurdwara Data Bandi Chorh Sahib, situated in Gwalior, is associated with the imprisonment of Guru Har Gobind Sahib in Gwalior Fort and his celebrated release in which he managed to win the freedom of 52 Rajas (Kings) who had long suffered imprisonment in the Fort. The word “Bandi” means “imprisoned”, “Chhor” means “release”. “Diwali” is the day that’s celebrated as “Bandi Chhor Diwas” by Sikhs..

More Info >>
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sas-bahu_Temple
http://www.sikhiwiki.org/index.php/Gurdwara_Data_Bandi_Chor_Sahib

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