1857 Uprising: Kashmiri Gate and Neighbourhood

Join us as we explore the Kashmere Gate Area (New Delhi, India) in this video ..and the lives of various people and events associated to the REVOLT OF 1857. This place is a rich hub adorned with many hidden heritage sites associated to the revolt. In this quick film we’ll explore some of these like.. Nicholson’s Cemetery – Kashmere Gate – St. James Church – Telegraph Office Memorial – India Magazine – William Fraser’s bungalow – Bengali Club – Old St. Stephen’s College building – Fakhr ul Masjid mosque – Dara Shukhoh’s Library and much more. Cheers!

Gham Mujhe

Was exploring some new sounds when I remembered this beautiful ghazal. Sharing the candid crooning that followed 🙂

This is a cover version sung and produced by me.

The credits for the original song are as follows:
Lyrics: Seemab Akbarabadi
Music & Vocals: Jagjit Singh

Merry Christmas

May we all have the courage to just un-stop our LOVE within.. forget about expressing-accepting-rejecting…and just pour it out to one and all like an overflowing fountain 🙂 It does come back.. and you’ll overflow again. Let’s try doing so..and as Jesus said – “Knock ..and the doors shall be opened” 🙂 Amen.

MERRY CHRISTMAS 🙂

Lodhi Gardens – Heritage Walk

Here’s a video blog of our walk across The LODHI GARDENS, New Delhi, India.

The film showcases the various historical monuments located at the garden with the walk-leader explaining the architecture and also the history of the Lodhi and Syyed Dynasties (Sayyid Dynasty) and the British rule in India. The complete film is split into 5 parts and each part has been named aptly as Part 1of5, Part 2of5..and so on. The sequenced playlist is embedded below.

The monuments/places of interest showcased in this 5 part video series are as follows- Mohammad Shah Sayyid’s Tomb, Khaerpur village, Sikander Lodhi’s Tomb, Sheesh Gumbad, Bada Gumbad (The Big Dome), Bada Gumbad Masjid (The Big Dome Mosque), Butterfly conservatory, other Architectural works of the Sayyids and Lodhis from the 15th century.

Mehrauli Archaeological Park

For explorers and folks who love Monuments, Archaeology, Excursions, Architecture, Aesthetics and other associated aspects – here’s an elaborate video-blog/film where we’ll together explore the awesome MEHRAULI ARCHAEOLOGICAL PARK in Delhi. It’s a full length film covering most of the aspects of this Heritage area with historical facts very beautifully told by the narrator. Chk out. Feel free to share with more explorers. Cheers 🙂

PS: I’ve also created an all new music track called “The Sultanate Groove” esp for this film. Hope you’ll enjoy it 🙂

Here’s a list of interesting places that you’ll witness on this walk:

Mehrauli Archaeological Park, Quli Khan’s Tomb, Balban’s Tomb, Jamali Kamali Mosque and Tombs, Metcalfe’s Folly, Rajon ki Baoli

and here’s a timeline-wise break-up of the same:

@00:01 – Intro to Mehrauli Archaeological Park
@04:40 – Balban’s Tomb
@12:39 – Jamali Kamali Mosque and Tombs
@13:48 – Metcalfe’s Folly
@16:48 — Metcalfe’s Estate
@20:46 — Md. Quli Khan’s Tomb
@23:35 — Adham Khan’s Tomb
@25:34 — Rajon ki Baoli
@33:22 – Jamali Kamali Mosque and Tombs

I am in City !

People in the city: Aditya Pathak

by Aakriti Sawhney, Hindustan Times

New Delhi, September 06, 2011

(Also, included as text below)

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I am in City 🙂

Hometown: Delhi

College: Amity School of Engineering & Technology (ASET)

Number of Facebook friends: 649 plus the 440 friends who Like my page

Best website: google.com

Favourite book: Not much into books. Though I often like reading, listening to audio books about various anecdotal experiences shared by Osho and Ramana Maharishi

Favourite quote: Creativity is an attitude. Anything can be creative. – Osho

Favourite film : The ones which come bundled with full length director’s commentary and well-designed behind the scenes sequences

Sexual preference: Straight

Long hair or short hair:  Short

Beer or wine: None

Sandals or sneakers: Sandals

You can never have too many:  Apps in my phone

Favourite dive bar: None

Janpath or Sarojini Nagar:  Both – but not for shopping. I just like being there

Korean cuisine or Konkan cuisine: Never experienced any of these

Who does your hair: Kishan or any one else at a local saloon in Saket. It costs Rs. 50.

Who inspires you:  My mom

Your last regret purchase: A video DVD pack of some Aura/Ambient music stuff worth Rs. 1,500. Unlike the attractive packing, they were actually badly knit wallpapers with some mediocre music scores

Best thing you’ve ever bought: There are two such things – my iMac for around Rs. 70,000 and my Walden Concorda guitar for Rs. 20,000

Favourite market in Delhi: Musicland, Saket and various shops scattered across Saket and Malviya Nagar

Delhi summer or Delhi winter: Delhi Winters, as I’ve made a musical composition by that name too

Money in your wallet (at the moment): Rs. 2,700

Would love to have dinner with: my family

Know him better
An advisory data engineer (GIS domain), music composer and a filmmaker, Pathak also conducts a variety of workshops including music and filmmaking.

* My Music: Conducted on Sundays, the 90 minute long workshop explores the various aspects of music composition
* My Music: The almost 100 minutes long workshop is conducted on Sundays and is based on the various aspects of filmmaking

For more information, log on to www.adityapathak.net