Freelance Falcon ~ Weird Jhola-Chhap thing ~ ज़हन
- Mohit Sharma (Trendy Baba / Trendster)

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

मेरा समाज गिरवी...गवारा नहीं!

अखंड भारत एक शब्द ही नहीं एक मिसाल भी है कि विविधता से भरा देश खुद में कितने घटक समाये हुये है।  पर आज़ादी के बाद से ही राजनैतिक मतलबों के लिए और प्रगति कि आड़ में किसानो, कबीलो के मौलिक अधिकारो का हनन होता रहा है। जिसने आवाज़ उठायी उसको हिंसा कि विचारधारा का समर्थक बता कर जेल भेजा गया, मार दिया गया या वो गायब हो गया। अशिक्षा और जागरूकता कि कमी के कारण से ये सिलसिला निरंतर चलता रहा। कुछ इलाको में समानांतर सरकारो, विद्रोह के जन्म से सरकार को अपनी गलत, एकतरफा नीतियों के बचाव के साथ उनको बढ़ाने का मौका भी मिल गया। भारत कि जनसँख्या में 8.6 प्रतिशत अनुपात के अनुसार इन पर सरकारी मदद, खर्च एवम योजनायें नहीं चलायी गयी। बड़ी अर्थव्यवस्था में आदिवासी वर्ग के अधिकार निजी-कॉर्पोरेट संस्थानो के लिए बलि चढ़ाये जा रहे है। देश का विकास इन लगभग 11 करोड़ देशवासियों को साथ लेकर कि किया जा सकता है, इनकी अनदेखी करके या इनसे लड़कर नहीं। एक आदिवासी नेता कि इसी व्यथा पर ये कविता प्रस्तुत है, जहाँ लगने लगे अपने देश में ही अपना वर्ग राजनीति द्वारा किसी और मतलब के लिए गिरवी रखवा दिया हो।  - 



मेरा समाज गिरवी...गवारा नहीं! 

(14 December 2013)

समां गिरवी गवारा नहीं,
जहाँ गिरवी गवारा नहीं।

आसमाँ फिरोज़ी ना लगता,
कहीं सुर्ख यह नज़ारा तो नहीं ?

शायद गुस्ताखी है सियासत से दूर...मिट्टी के पास रहना,
यूँ रह-रह कर नज़रियों का फर्क सहना,
अपनी नज़र में माँ सी ज़मीनो कि कीमत नहीं,
उनकी नज़र में हमारी कागज़ी जानो कि हैसियत नहीं।

बगावत फितरत में नहीं किस्मत में घुली।
वो कबीला खुद में खूबसूरत रहा, 
उन पीढ़ियों कि रूह जाने कब फ़िज़ाओ में मिली?

क़ातिल लगे आदिवासी सीरत भोली,
लगती रही कबसे जिनकी कीमत-बोली।
हक़ में आवाज़ अगर उठ जाये..… 
चलवा दो दूर उस गुमनाम गाँव पर गोली।

ऊँची हैसियत से मेरी गलतियों कि मिसाल दो..... 
देखो अब बारिश साथ मे तेज़ाब ले आयी,
इसको दोष भी हम पर डाल दो। 

दूर है पर गूँगे नहीं,
अपनी पहचान को भटकतें कहीं।
हक़ कि जंग तो है ही डायन,
हमसफ़र सैलाबों में किनारा नहीं।

समां गिरवी गवारा नहीं,
जहाँ गिरवी गवारा नहीं।

- मोहित शर्मा (ज़हन)


Monday, January 27, 2014

Cartoon Satire - Aam Aadmi Party






























"आप ने कहा है वैसी आम चीज़ें सोच कर लाओ, जो गोवा के मुख्यमंत्री मनोहर पर्रीकर ने अभी तक ना कि हों। हाँ अगर... राखी सावंत ने कर रखी हों तो चलेगा।"

Cartoon With Artist Mr. Srijit Sreejith (Thanda Pakouda) Letters - Mr. Youdhveer Singh


*Just for fun people...serious mat hona. :)

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Ghulam-e-Hind Netaji Tribute

A Tribute to Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose

"Bose's arrest and subsequent release set the scene for his escape to Germany, via Afghanistan and the Soviet Union. A few days before his escape, he sought solitude and on this pretext avoided meeting British guards and grew a beard on the night of his escape, he dressed as a Pathan to avoid being identified. Bose escaped from under British surveillance at his house in Calcutta. On 19 January 1941, accompanied by his nephew Sisir K. Bose in a car that is now on display at his Calcutta home."


....with Artist Mr. Vibhuti Dabral

Wrote Biographical Ghazal on him last year

"वो कोई पीर रहा होगा ..."

ग़ुलामी के साये मे जो आज़ाद हिन्द की बातें करता था ...
किसी दौर मे खून के बदले जो आज़ादी का सौदा करता था ...
बचपन मे ही स्वराज के लिये अपनों से दूर हुआ होगा ...
बस अपनी सोच के गुनाह पर जो मुद्दतों जेल गया होगा ... 
वो कोई पीर रहा होगा ....

क्या बरमा ...अंडमान  .. 
क्या जर्मनी ...जापान ...
शायद ये जहाँ था उसके लिए छोटा ...
किसी दौर ने गोरो पर बंगाली जादू चढ़ते देखा होगा ..
फरिश्तो ने जिसका सजदा किया होगा ....
वो कोई पीर रहा होगा ....

अंदर सरपरस्त साधू .... बाहर पठान का चोगा ...
खुद की कैद को उसने अपनी रज़ा पर छोड़ा था ..
अंग्रेजो की आँखों का धोखा  ....
कहाँ ऐसा हिन्द का हमनवां होगा ..
वो कोई पीर रहा होगा ...

जहान को कुछ बताने ..रविन्द्र सी ग़ज़ल सुनाने ...
या शायद धूप-छाँव का हिसाब करने ज़मी पर यूँ ही आ गया ..
न उसके आने का हिसाब था ..और न जाने का ...
और कहने वाले कहते है वो 1945 के आसमां मे फ़ना हो गया ...
काश रूस पर सियासी बर्फ़ न जमा होती ...
अगर ये बात सच होती तो अनीता-एमिली की आँखों ने दगा दिया होगा ...
गाँधी से जीतकर भी जिसने महात्मा को जिया होगा ...
वो कोई पीर रहा होगा ...

वाकिफ जिंदगी मे जो कभी रुक न सका ....
गुमनामी मे दरिया पार किया होगा ...
दूर कहीं या पास यहीं कितनी मायूसी मे मुल्क को जीते-मरते देखा होगा ...
आज़ाद होकर अपने ज़हन से दूर हुआ होगा ...
 वो कोई पीर रहा होगा...

 वो कोई पीर रहा होगा...

- Mohit Sharma (Trendster)

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Community - 421 Brand Beedi Federation

Community Info: 421 Brand Beedi Federation, a community blog & online group of people & their fans, friends-audience who post Multilingual Previews, Reviews, Interviews & Point of Views of/for/with/about various products, movies, books, people, things & events...we try to be as random as possible. 

Founded - September 2012

*) - Blog: 421 Brand Beedi Federation 

*) - FB Page: 421 Brand Beedi Federation | Facebook

*) - Partner Groups: Freelance Talents, Spandan, Indian Comics Fandom. 

            Contributors

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Smashwords - Interview with Mohit Sharma (Trendster)

Smashwords.com - Interview with Mohit Sharma (Trendster)


Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Yes! a patriotic poetic-story "Ye Desh hai Un Verro ka" based on Kargil War around July-August 1999 and later that year it was published in a regional Hindi newspaper "Rashtriy Sahara", I was 11 years old and that feeling of reading my work in printed form with all the newspaper formatting, ads was beyond words-special-memorable.
What is your Writing Process
My first objective is to make my basic story idea unique by trying different permutations & combinations of backdrops, characters, scenes, sub-plots in my mind and finally selecting few. Then proper use of language customized as per character, situation. I often notice authors using same words-style to save their time which is harmful in long run. There is less flexibility in research, non-fic compared to fiction or poetry but focusing on less covered subjects especially analyzing the statistical part can do wonders. 

Though, I am quite random (+ Effort Level: Minimum) when it comes to comedy, poetry, tragedy, dark & related themes, usually complete such stories-poems within couple of hours but surprisingly readers average feedback-ratings on this stuff is better than on everything else I write with more efforts-giving more time.
What book marketing techniques have been most effective for you?
*) - Regular & targeted activity on various Social Media websites - Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Orkut. Blogging Communities. Book & author listing websites like Goodreads, Writers.net, Published.com, Smashwords. This increases the latent online reach of the book through listings, backlinks, keywords, reviews and recommendations. These websites also offer paid book promotion services offering various schemes. 

*) - Regional Newspapers, Magazines, Publication and NGOs can be approached for the book launch, press release and promotional activities. In case of NGOs please make sure your book's general theme or any of its chapter, sequence deals with the issue that NGO is fighting against or at least you are benefiting that organization in terms of publicity, books, money, service etc. 

... & even if there is no book launch one can focus on developing the author brand by event appearances, organizing contests, online Q & A, volunteering during events especially in creative stuff.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in multiple cities (U.P. India) as my father is an Uttar Pradesh State employee, yup! India also follows federalism. Lucknow, Agra are the 2 cities where I spent most of my childhood-teenage. In early 90s India was recovering the gear change from closed-license raj country to much more liberal economy which gradually reflected in almost everything. India offers extreme contrasts & diversity which are beautiful & thought provoking at the same time like witnessing these awesome globalization linked changes and still encountering few relatives who have unreasonably strong opinions about certain things, regional variety, religions, languages, locations-topography etc. I regularly write in social issues with Indian backdrops & every time the uniqueness, beauty (Self Praise Alert!!)..oops... :) never ceases to amaze me.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
Kobo and Kindle. Devices are user friendly & epub format is superhit but I want to see economical devices for mass reach & to increase the share of ebook market in near future.
What do you read for pleasure?
Comics, Research Journals, Non Fiction. Unfortunately, read very few books especially novels in my life till date (January 2014).
When did you first start writing?
At the age of 10 I wrote few devotional songs during a 9 day Hindu festival Navratr. Then during Kargil War wrote my first poetic-story. Extra curricular activities were not encouraged in my school but I wrote on topics that fascinated me, mostly current affairs. College was a pleasant change for me as there were no school boundations & the dormant-hibernated writing bug as a revenge bit me so hard that she knocked me unconscious, I am infected since then.
What's the story behind your latest book?
Once in a while I work on a research project on unexplored subjects for a change from monotonous creative schedule(attached social work is a bonus), Postpartum Reproductive Health : India is a redacted report, a sociological study on postnatal health & related medical, economic issues faced by Indian women.There are large number of studies on various dimensions of health, but despite all there are few studies on reproductive health & no study which focused on postnatal reproductive health care.There was this need to conduct such type of study which explore various aspects of postnatal reproductive health illness and care. Co-Author: Shanu Sharma, Survey Location - Saharanpur, India.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
I try to write on various genres, topics and in the process often rejected by publishers who find many of my works way too experimental, noncommercial in nature. Sometimes they publish my work but my mainstream rejection rate is high therefore going indie is the only way to release the large volume of experimental stuff I write. For me getting that mainstream commercial balance is not an issue, but convincing myself to self censor or compromise is...I hope this rejection rate drops to 0% in future (..will still publish Indie work).
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
YES! 

*) - Thousands of downloads & new readers.

*) - Enhanced my Online image.

*) - Offering my books in various formats.

*) - Regular feedback from renowned authors active here.

Thank you! Team Smashwords. :)
What do your fans mean to you?
Fans are like renewable virtual wealth, which is spent on your brand & motivation to continue what you are doing. Their number & response gives you strength to not only write your heart out but also to format, edit, proof read your work (which almost all authors hate). Their feedback guides you & proves to be a catalyst in evolving your approach in certain genres or your writing as a whole. Best part is sometimes few of them surprise you by sharing random facts about you & your works.
What are you working on next?
*) - Multilingual "Infra Surkh Shayars" Poetry Project.

*) - Comic Series - Psycho Devi, Baali, General

*) - Novel - Maa ka Monologue

*) - Humongous backlog of poems, stories in Hinglish typed back in the days - I have to retype them in devnagri Hindi to be able to sell them. The volume of pending work is scary but will soon publish couple of story & poem collections.
Who are your favorite authors?
Bharat Kumar Negi, Gregory David Roberts
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
The stats...86400 seconds! The Creativity..this, this, this to be done! The Job...for the sake of records-society-schedule! The Love...!
How do you approach cover design?
I collaborate with uber talented illustrators and/or colorists. Great results every time!
Is 84 Tears your best work till date?
Not the best but perhaps most successful till date (around 700, 000 downloads in 2 years). Special Mention, 84 Tears Artist: Mr. Ravi Shankar. 

Due to language-text formatting issues related to languages, copyright issues I am unable to share all my works on smashwords. For complete info on other listings please visit official weblinks on my smashwords profile.
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Published 2014-01-14.

Saturday, January 11, 2014

News: Freelance Talents Championship 2013


Mr. Siddhant Shekhar (75/100) defeated Rahul Ranjan (60/100) in the Bronze Medal Match, Judge - Miss Meli Dina (San Antonio, Texas based Author-Poetess).

After the withdraw by FTC finalist Mr. Mohit Sharma from the competition Mr. Kapil Chandak won the inaugural International Freelance Talents Championship 2013. 


Championship Trophy


Champion Mr. Kapil Chandak with the FTC 2013 Trophy & the contest statistics.


....and this is my FTC 2013 Runner-up Trophy

Other Authors among Top 16

Semi Finalist - Rahul Ranjan 

5) - Daud Zaidi (Subt. Neel Eeshu) 

6) - Karan Virk

7) - Ranjana Sharma 

8) - Deven Pandey

9) - Shivam Pandya 

10) - Rishi Srivastava

11) - Priyashrav Bharadwaj (Subt. Ravi Shankar)

12) - Youdhveer Singh

13) - Mehfooz Ali

14) - Soumendra Majumder

15) - Prashant Vasava

16) - Srishti Yash Mudaliar

Parallel League Champion - Mr. James Linton

- Mohit Sharma (Trendster)

Friday, January 10, 2014

Mohit Sharma (Trendy Baba) - Fenil Comics Official Profile



Mohit Sharma Official Artist Profile @ Fenil Comics Website.

"……is a multiple award-winning Author-Poet, Researcher & Social Activist (Education, Poverty, Child Labour and Fight against Negative Generalization). He is currently based in Meerut, Uttar Pradesh. With hundreds of published works in various genres Mohit is one of the youngest members of Fenil Comics team. He is knowN for his poetic comics in comics world published by fenil comics at digital platforms. Currently he is working on different projects of fenil comics like detective stories of jasoos balram for 10 ka dum series.”

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

FB Logs - Mohit Sharma Trendster


#Syria  

शायद उनकी माँगे हों सही...
लेकिन मेरी उम्र बारूद से मोल भाव कि नहीं...
कितना भी बरगला लो पर मुझे मालूम है... 
अब मुझे संभाले यह हाथ मेरी माँ के नहीं.. 
वो मलबे में जज़्ब है,
मुझे भी उसके बगल में दफना दो कहीं।

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*) - Bank PO Banna tha...with Artist Surjeet Besra


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*) - My friends from Madhya Pradesh...entrepreneurs, artists, freelancers, researchers. Don't miss this life changing opportunity. Techcarnival, Indore - 12 January 2014

Event Website - http://www.techcarnival.com/

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"Mohit before we collaborate on this 1 panel teaser...I want you to understand the difference between the molecular disturbance(s) of the character in your mind and the backdrops you usually chose in your kids comics, also I need you to prepare a detailed graph on the frequency mismatch in the Alien hand syndrome behaviour of Narendra Chanchal & Lakhbir Singh Lakha during their Navratr Jagrata performances...plus I recommend...study Postnatal reproductive health among the females residing in Babu Lal Marandi's constituency...it would be helpful if you gather the statistics of people using word "Kulli" in place of "Kulla".....& I mailed you, (BCC to your Fufa ji & your Girl Friend) 97 videos & 420.5 Page report for the perfection we need...."
 — with Kshitij Dhyani.

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*) - RC Cartoon with Frank Knot (Rahul)

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Postpartum Health (India) Book by Mohit Sharma & Shanu Sharma


Postpartum Reproductive Health (India) - A Sociological study on postpartum health and related issues (North Indian Women).
ISBN - 9781310602597

Pages - 116
Area of Study – Saharanpur, Uttar Pradesh.
*) – Smashwords 
*) – Readwhere
*) – Drive 
*) – SCRIBD
*) – Mediafire 
*) – ISSUU
*) – Slideshare
*) – Docstoc
*) – 4Shared 
*) – PDF Archive
*) – SPB 
Also available on Pothi, Myebook, Ebook3000 & allied networks.
- Mohit Sharma (Trendster) & Shanu Sharma
Cover Art – Jyoti Singh
 in Saharanpur.

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Content Editor, Author @ Spandan Magazine


Spandan, A multilingual magazine from India. I wrote few articles, poems and stories for the magazine, also helping the dedicated staff as a Content Editor & Author. January 2014 issue is out!

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Magazine Cartoon Series


Cartoon for Roobaru Duniya January 2014 Edition with artist Harish Atharv Thakur & Youdhveer Singh.

- Mohit Sharma (Trendster)