Indore and Bhopal top the list Under Swachh Bharat Abhiyan Indian Government has instituted the Swachh Survekshan Awards which ranks participating cities on key parameters every year. The results of the “Swachh Survekshan 2017” have been released, where 500 cities of India would be ranked on the parameters of waste collection, sweeping and transportation; municipalRead more about Swachh Survekshan Awards 2017 – Indore and Bhopal top the list[…]
Sanchi The World Heritage Site at Sanchi, is a remarkable specimen of Buddhist art and architecture from the early Mauryan period (c. third century BC to twelfth century AD). Emperor Asoka laid the foundations of a religious centre at Sanchi. He erected the Great Stupa (Stupa 1) here after redistribution of mortal remains of Lord BuddhaRead more about 10 weekend getaways Bhopal[…]
Roopankar, Bharat Bhawan, Bhopal : Roopankar is the only museum of its kind in India which houses contemporary folk and tribal art together with urban art. Its objective is not just a historic collection of works of art, but also creative participation in the art scene emerging in the last decades of the century. RoopankarRead more about 10 Museums Of Bhopal[…]
The principal of Jahangiria School Bhopal, Affak Hussain, used to stay in his own house located behind the Masjid Madar Domini (located at Ibrahimpura, ahead of the Madina hotel). His son Anas Hashmi asked his friend to shift to the outer room of this house, after consulting his father Affak Hussain. However this room didRead more about Devi Saran Bhopal[…]
Jigar Moradabadi was the nom de plume of Ali Sikandar, one of the most famous Urdu poets of the 20th century and a celebrated Urdu ghazal writer. Jigar Moradabadi belonged to the classical school of ghazal writing and was a mentor to Majrooh Sultanpuri, who became a prominent lyricist in the Indian film industry and penned many popular songs in Urdu. Jigar was extremely popular with the masses, who regarded him as the People’s Poet. Jigar Moradabadi has become even more popular since his death, as his poetry continues to gain ever more admirers, particularly among film-goers, who are familiar with his lyrics. He received the Sahitya Akademi Award in 1958 for his highly acclaimed poetry collection “Atish-i-Gul”.
Jigar Moradabadi is closely associated with the legends of Bhopal. He came to Bhopal in the year 1932.
The reign was of Nawab Hamidullah. During those days, general people of Bhopal kept themselves entertained by organizing sessions of Charbait (a form of musical recital competition of Afgan origin) or games of cards or chess.
With arrival of Jigar Moradabadi, mushairas became the hottest events in Bhopal due to his popularity and fan following.
Sometime in the year 2011, at a meeting of bureaucrats, archaeologists, anthropologists and sociologists at Bhopal, Bhil painter Bhuribai asked, “Shouldn’t a tribal museum be made by the tribals themselves?” In response Shriram Tiwari, Director, Culture Department, Madhya Pradesh, formed a team of tribal scholars and artistes, determined to build something rooted in the tribal imagination,Read more about Bhopal Tribal Museum[…]
Bhopal A Prayer for Rain, a film on the Bhopal gas tragedy of 1984, was declared tax-free in Madhya Pradesh by chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan. “Such tragedy should never take place in any city of the world and development should never take place at the cost of human being’s existence,” he said after watchingRead more about Bhopal A Prayer for Rain[…]