The Sounds of Silence .. (with an adulatory nod to Simon and Garfunkel)

    “Naam gum jaayega, chehraa yeh badal jaayegaa meri aawaaz hi pehchaan hai…. Gar yaad rahe” – Sampooran Singh “Gulzar” [(The) Name will get obscured, (this) countenance will get altered only the voice is the ipseity … should one (wish to) remember] This emphasis on “aawaaz” (literally, the voice) illustrates the importance of SOUND, …

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Main akela hi chalaa thaa jaanib-e-manzil, magar log saath aate gaye aur kaarwaan bantaa gayaa - Majrooh Sultanpuri [I had started alone towards my destination, but People continued to arrive and a caravan continued to evolve] This journey has been a long time coming. Over the past six decades many people have contributed to shape …