|The Stage Is All Set!|
|An Engrossed Mrs. Nanda & Mr. Sardesai|
He ended his oration with his father's poem - 'Khoon Ke Chape' - The Imprints Of Blood - and humbly took a seat to share the stage with Mr. Sardesai for a 'Question Hour'.
Five Audio Transcripts From The Event Follow...
(Request the readers to increase the volume of their system's speakers & listen to the ones of their choice! :))
- One - The Introduction Starting With Amit Ji's Customary 'Namaskaar, Aadaab, Sat Sri Akal, Good Evening Ladies & Gentlemen'...
- Two - A 15 Minute Long Detailed Transcript Of The Oration.
- Three - The Start Of The Question Hour.
- Four & Five - The Icing On The Cake - The Recital Of The Legendary 'Madhushaala'!
My day was already made, the moment I took my seat in the larger-than-life stadium, what made it special was Mr. Bachchan's presence, but my joy knew no bounds when I was prompted by Mr. Sardesai to interact with the Superstar Of The Millenium, himself! ^_^
Now, I would not say it was a dream come true.
I would say, I wanted time to come to a standstill at that very moment!
What did I ask, you say?
"On attaining age 60, people start adopting a pessimistic view, but you have struck a reverse gear i.e. you are becoming younger (at heart) day by day. Would you share the secret to your youthfulness?"
To which Mr. Bachchan answered...
"As long as one works, one remains young.
As long as I keep getting work, I'll keep doing it!"
To quote Mr. Bachchan from his FB Update...
"A morning, in about to be wintered Delhi .. and the last night the Penguin Lecture .. honored by the presence of the 'word' .. took my daughter Shweta along .. and a generous aftermath .. the love of the people .. thank you Delhi, thank you people, thank you Penguin."
The Day Ended On A Positive Note & Its Memories Will Linger Until Posterity!
Thanks To Penguin For Organizing The Lecture, And To Mr. Bachchan For Consenting To Deliver It!
Note : The Pictures Which Do Not Bear The Blog's Watermark Have Been Taken From Amit Ji's Blog.
All Other Content Is The Blog's Copyright - The Audio Transcripts As Well As The Images.
This post is my memoir to the wonderful evening of November 29, 2013 - that was and will be preserved till eternity!