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Hothon se Choo Lo Tum on Guitar

Hothon se Choo Lo Tum on Guitar

Friends,

This is my last song of the Bollywood special season of gmtunetime as “Hothon se choo lo Tum” by Ghazal Legend Jagjit Singh.

Those who are born before 1990’s know this melody well. It is from the 1980’s to end of 90’s, an era that used to be the ‘radio time’ without internet. And as such there was ample time for beautiful imaginations. This song used to come almost every day on radio and inspire us to a different level of relaxation, peace and romance.

I transcribed and played this melody solo on Guitar, improvised it with a faster tempo at the prelude and took some accidental chords and pauses at interesting points to give it a variety.

Waiting to share you my own composed season # 3 now onwards which is Indian Guitaroo. Check more of my guitar videos >>

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I am also sharing below the complete playlist of Bollywood Season on Guitar

 
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Posted by on March 19, 2015 in Albums

 

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Awesome Food at Pacific Mall, Anand Vihar

Awesome Food at Pacific Mall, Anand Vihar

Well this is one of the hidden malls most of Delhi residents would never prefer to visit considering its location at the outskirts of Delhi i.e. Anand Vihar. But pacific mall is worth a facility to roam around and among the best food courts than any other malls of Delhi.

You can go to the best located malls of Delhi as in Raja Garden etc. but the food court will be disappointing in most of the malls but Pacific Mall food court is an exception. I say it with full responsibility that it is comparatively among top 3 as compared to any other malls of Delhi-NCR be it Shipra Mall. I mean it when I am making this statement. This Mall may not be counted in Delhi List due to its poor location but it is one of the best taste, variety food courts you will find in Malls. If it comes to eating at a food court in a mall, I will definitely say let’s go PACIFIC MALL.

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I have been eating here on and off for last 5 years now and so far I am satisfied with the taste and quality of brands. I never mind taking my family for a lunch here which I hardly do at any other malls of Delhi. One more reason is that most of food joints at this food court are stable since last many years as Fastrax, Pizza hut, Bikano besides some other good taste restaurants as Lucknow Food, China Town, Amritsari, Dosa Plaza etc.

The mall is cozy to roam even on Sunday and you won’t see it over-crowded (unless there is some event) as you see in GIP Noida or Shipra Mall etc. The best time to visit here is on Sunday as you will see lots of good crowd and activity.

You can check for more of my food experiences at different food joints

 
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Posted by on March 9, 2015 in I'm a Foodie, My Delhi

 

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My visit to Lhasa Tibetan Restaurant Dehradun

My visit to Lhasa Tibetan Restaurant Dehradun

As you go closer towards Mussoorie through Rajpur, Sahastradhara Road, you will be amazed to see a prosperous Tibetan community, lots of monks, monasteries, libraries, universities and restaurants etc. These Tibetans are well-woven in the fabric of Uttarakhand, Dehradun in India and have further made it more colorful, spiritual and beautiful.

One of the many reasons I am proud of my country India is that my mother nation is capable to adore every culture & community. A famous ancient Hindu quote says “atithi devo bhava” which means that ‘the guest is equivalent to God” and no matter how low would politics go, love and acceptance is inherent in our roots. Tibetans are no longer refugees in India but part of it and practice their religion with freedom and pride.

I got very excited and curious to learn and feel the world of monks and stopped at one of the Tibetan Restaurant named as ‘Lhasa Restaurant’. Lhasa is the administrative capital of Tibet in China and here it is one of the best restaurants for Tibetan Food. I also wrote a lot of other restaurants at my ‘I am a foodie’ category

Here I ate lot of varieties of dishes with my mother as Kothay Momos, Veg and Cheese Momos, Singapuri Chowmein, Pan Cake with Tea. I tried one more specialized Chinese food restaurant chains in Delhi but I found a lot of variety here, which was quite good.

I will be visiting some library and a university in coming few days to explore more of Tibetan community. I took some snaps for sharing them with you. You can stop at here at Lhasa to eat something if you are ever visiting Mussoorie.

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Posted by on March 7, 2015 in I'm a Foodie, My Trips

 

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Taste Drive – A creative food joint at Rajouri Garden, New Delhi

Well this is not a real car, this is something I found when I drove down to west Delhi and discovered a new taste of various Kathi Rolls at a new food chain.

This is a brand stating itself as ‘Taste Drive’ and available in many of the adjacent malls near Rajouri Garden Metro Station also known as Raja Garden Metro Station. I went there 4-5 times and tried it every-time and thus got motivated to write and share something about it to you.

Although this is not a very extraordinary taste If I compare it to rolls by Karim’s restaurant i.e. Karim’s Roll, Nazeer’s Taka Tak, Khan Chacha’s Roll, Nizam’s Kathi Kabab or even Lacha Parantha Roll that I have in Ghaziabad and even Amritsari Rolls that I often try in Indirapuram, yet it is now one of my most favorite taste at Raja Garden. I also want to mention one other Kathi Roll that I always try whenever I go to ‘Ramkrishna Mission’ Delhi, which is much more delicious than this.

The uniqueness of Taste Drive food joint among all is due to its overall ambiance, presentation and position of creative car-shaped-Kitchen shop, which enhances the overall experience of tasting this role surrounded by colorful people and ambiance. They also have varieties of Rolls with different tastes both in veg and non-veg, which is their USP, and that too at an economical price of less than Rs. 100. They will offer you this role in a proper thick branding cup-shaped cover so as you can eat it comfortably.

One other value to experience at Taste Drive is that you will get the same happy, celebrating feeling as you often see in McDonalds, with many young kids, families buying and eating along. The best experience is to taste it at eve and you will be accompanied by lots of good crowd. You will find people sitting on pavement, floor or walking casually and enjoying this food. And I find it a very lively and healthier experience as it creates a state of mind, a psychology that helps to enhance your experience at this food-joint. Lastly they are all located inside the malls at a good pollution free location, less dust prone and thus more hygienic.

If you ever feel to go there and try it, you can find this Taste Drive Car-shaped food joint at TDI Mall, Westend Mall and City Square Mall near metro station.

 
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Posted by on February 10, 2015 in I'm a Foodie

 

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A life centered on love

Life centered on love
This image teaches a lot, reflecting various phases of life, a life thoroughly centered on emotion of love.

The tree at the backdrop merely surviving and dying but human is filled with companionship of childhood to love and affection of youth, passing through the 3rd phase of intimacy of relationship and bonding of adults to old-age companion once again.

The 5th phase is of pain of separation of lost companion and being alone in an un-imagined life. Sitting yet standing on the crutches of love and affection of thy memories.

The withered tree depicts the end of life having witnessed the imprints of beautiful moments lost in nature.

It teaches the choices we have of living this life either being centered on love and all rest things on circumference or a life centered on status, money and fame and love on circumference?

 
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Posted by on January 6, 2015 in My Life Views..

 

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Tujhe Dekha to Ye – My Guitar tribute to Bollywood movie DDLJ

Friends,

Here is my second last song of Season # 2 of gmtunetime, Tujhe Dekha to Ye – my guitar tribute to Bollywood most popular and longest ever movie DDLJ, Dilwale Dulhania le Jayenge

The movie has recently completed its 1000 weeks at Maratha Mandir Cinema Hall in South Mumbai, India. The movie got released in the October month of year 1995 and so far one of the longest movies ever of Bollywood with main lead actors as Shahrukh Khan, Kajol, Amrish Puri, Anupam Kher etc.

Coming to its music part, it has both blend of west and foundation of Indian folk flavor. The songs of movies got very popular even before the movie is released, composed by music director Jatin Lalit. I chose the most popular song of this movie ‘Tujhe Dekha to Ye Jana Sanam’, which is a true blend of Indian Folk and Keherva rhythm merged with various riffs and chords transitions in between. It is a study for many guitar students.

Tujhe Dekha to Ye Guitar Kapil Srivastava

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Love and Regards

 
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Posted by on December 27, 2014 in Albums

 

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Better Guitar Better Player Myth – Music with Homemade Broom Guitar and Shovel Bass

Street Musicians from Vienna performs excellent piece with Homemade Broom Guitar and Shovel Bass

Well, this is a video that would teach all music students that it is the energy and passion that works behind the good music performance and not expensive guitars and instruments. I have always told my students that foremost thing is to run your hands first rather buying an expensive guitars. Ignore this expense for time being. I have also seen a fact that most of them who bought expensive guitars failed. They couldn’t focus on what was needed first. Many retailers come to me and offer me 10% to 20% straight commission if I recommend their particular branded guitars to our student. They cost around 25k to 50k package but that is not ethical. I rather advise them to keep this money as an investment for your persistent education in music for next 1-2 year and so on and only focus on your skill development. Better Guitar Better Player is not only a myth but sometimes a distraction too.

I have seen players in my life that have given me goose-bumps through a broken instrument and played awesome rhythms on wall and tables. We have performed many songs this way and they are the ones you can jam with for hours. It is eventually the ability to play the instrument and knowing music that matters most and should be kept as the main focus and the foremost priority by every student.

 
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Posted by on December 18, 2014 in Guitar Counseling & Articles

 

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