ऐंठन : A poster from Gaon Connection’s new online campaign

ऐंठन : A poster from Gaon Connection’s new online campaign

This is a poster from Gaon Connection‘s online campaign. This series of posters are based on one popular word that describe common emotions aptly. So, here is ऐंठन (stubbornness). This picture was clicked by Gaurav Gupta during one of the Gaon Connection Team’s regular visits to rural areas. Poster design is by Bhaskar Tripathi. You are all(…)

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नैना तोरे

नैना तोरे

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Thanks for an overwhelming response. For you all, here is an ‘unreleased‘ version of one of Neelesh Misra’s favorite songs from Rewind by Band Called Nine (a band Neelesh led as writer, storyteller, and creative director; with his two brilliant colleagues — the famous Bollywood singer Shilpa Rao, and composer Amartya Rahut). Hope you guys(…)

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पुराने ख़त…

पुराने ख़त मिले है आज घर में, दिये से जल गये खन्डहर में… This is a poem written and recited by Neelesh Misra. The background music is by Aniket Kar and the backing vocals are by Abhijit Ghoshal, part of a very talented singer-composer duo. The photographs are by Gaurav Gupta. Some of them were(…)

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Photos by Neelesh

Photos by Neelesh

Neelesh Misra also loves photography. He has traveled extensively during his days of journalism and still hits the road with the camera whenever he can. This is a collection of  pictures handpicked from hundreds of pictures that he clicked during his stints as a journalist, roving editor, a drifter, a writer at large… I am sure(…)

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An Outsider in Bollywood – A piece written for Open Magazine

An Outsider in Bollywood – A piece written for Open Magazine

I am not sure when and why he pressed the button, but some moody god somewhere decided to play with my life last year—the year that I completed ten years as an outsider in Bollywood. This guy turned my life 180 degrees, hurling me straight from the quiet corridor of my newspaper office to an(…)

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How did we do the undoable- A piece written for Open Magazine

How did we do the undoable- A piece written for Open Magazine

The story of a seemingly impossible feat: a small team of media professionals defy scepticism and conventional wisdom alike to launch Gaon Connection, a weekly newspaper for rural India. And now politicians as well as corporate honchos eyeing India’s booming rural market are showing interest in it “Fantastic idea. It will never work.” I am(…)

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Lucknow Lit-Fest

Lucknow Lit-Fest

Lucknow Literary Festival was held on 23rd-24th March 2013. What a great collection of intellectuals, authors, media, thinkers, and literature lovers of the society. The fest also had Neelesh Misra’s live storytelling and song performance. He left the audience spellbound by telling one of stories in his mesmerizing baritone voice. Accompanied by fellow vocalist Priyanka(…)

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Snippets from Patna

Snippets from Patna

Patna Literature Festival was another action packed event where Gulzar Sahab released Neelesh’s book “Neelesh Misra ka Yaad Sheher Part-I and II” . Neelesh is a huge fan of Gulzar Sahab himself. The fans in Patna got to meet the “guru and chela” together on the occasion. Here are some news clippings from the event(…)

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इस होली मैं सबका मुंह काला कर रहा हूँ

प्यारे श्री शाह रुख खान जी, हमारा नाम सड़क छाप है और हम एक टुटपुंजिया टाइप निठल्ले राईटर हैं। गाँव शहर भटकते हैं और बेमतलब की बकबक करते हैं। जहाँ बन पड़े किसी ढाबे पे बैठ के इधर की उधर करते हैं। पिछले दिनों हम होली की शौपिंग करने जेब में सौ रुपैय्ये ले कर(…)

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सड़क छाप: महिलाओं! हम अब से पुरुष दिवस मनाएंगे

चूंकि मैं आज़ाद भारत का आज़ाद नागरिक हूँ, और अपने फैसले खुद लेने का अधिकार मुझे मेरे राष्ट्र के संविधान, मेरी कानून व्यवस्था और मेरे मम्मी पापा ने दिया है,  इसलिए मैं ये फैसला सुनाना चाहता हूँ कि अब से हम महिला दिवस की टक्कर में एक पुरुष दिवस मनाएंगे। मैं पूछता हूँ कि ये हक़ महिलाओं को किसने(…)

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