Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Death Of The The Brave Shobhit Kaushal

My supremely talented and immensely brave friend Shobhit Kaushal has achieved liberation from his pain (of cancer) and embarked on an exciting new journey. May he rest in peace

Monday, March 23, 2009

Shobhit Kaushal- A True Fighter


There are a chosen few who, by their qualities of heart and soul,of grit, determination and optimism in the face of impossibleodds leave a lasting impression. I first met Shobhit Kaushalat a Make-A-Wish Day, when he read out his poem, “Cancerand Me”. He was all of 13 or 14 but there was something inthat poem which marked him as one of superior intelligence.He had also painted a canvas, which was figurative and notvery remarkable. Normally, our interaction with wish childrenends with the fulfillment of their wishes; with Shobhit, it wasjust a beginning.

A lot has transpired in the last five years. Shobhit sharpenednot only his poetry skills but evolved into a self-taught artist,expressing the intricacies of his thoughts and feelings oncanvas. It has been a process of study and growth under themost trying physical circumstances.

The show that is being presented of Shobhit’s art and poetry,is a tribute to one child–man’s infinite capacity to hope andhis efforts. His works are a reflection of a spirit that can neverbe defeated.
Pls read below his full page article, which was publish in on 22nd March in Sunday Mid-Day on Page 11.
Or click on the following link to read the article online on Mid-Day's Official Website.
my sincere Thanks to Mid Day for publishing the story.
Cortsey : www.mid-day.com

'I seek to grow and survive and explore'
By: Sunday Midday Team
Date: 2009-03-21

That's a line from one of Shobhit Kaushal's poems. The 18-year-old who is in the terminal stages of cancer is making the most of his time through artistic expression paintings and poemsThere are times...There are times, in the middle of the night, when I sit up and pray.I pray for my pains; I pray, for I feel privileged for having all that I have had,The cancer and the love and care that followed make me thankful and glad.The pinches and pricks that made me stay all night awake,But that pinching and pricking, I know, were all for my sake.The shells and cocoons I was limited to at times failed to stop me and my ambitions from committing some very precious crimes.But the crimes also did happen to show me the extremes, to reveal certain reasons for my being alive until now,To whisper in my ear that the sky is my field and to echo that I have the strength needed to sow and to plough.Though the whispers at times were harsh, or my ears at times too weak.At times they got drowned in the noise all around And at times in all the drowsiness they let me rest, leaving a kiss on my cheek.But I was determined, eager to keep on the move,When it was difficult to make them believe, I worked hard to so prove.So I get up at times, in the middle of the night, to pray.To pray for making me such and for whispering those secrets to me,For making me so privileged, for making me that one.Cancer and meA curse like lightning fell upon me,For a moment all got blurred and I could not see.Will I die or survive, I thought,Because in the hands of cancer I got caught.I sat whole day like a man paralysed,Feeling I was caught in a cave loaded with dynamite.Tears came out, sufficient to fill a pot,But I tell you, Sir, I lie a lot.
This was not at all what I felt,This was just to make your hearts melt.I am a boy strong and bold,And never reacted as I earlier told.I don't like to cry for small things like cancer,I just like to drive on Marine Drive in my imaginary Lancer.Cancer is also an experience god wanted me to taste.And I tell you, Sir, it's tastier than chocolate paste.
The candle of hope always burns bright,It brings in your life light, only light,But to achieve that light you have to fight,Cancer is also a challenge I have to meetBut I am sure that the illness I will defeat.Written at age 14Listen to me, my friendsPlease don't look at me with pity, but love me and admire me for what I am,Please don't cry for me, because I find it difficult to shed my own tears,Just be my strength and hold my hand and help me pull out these deadly spears.For I know that in some time I'll definitely pull them out,For I know I still have to live till I find my holy spout.
Be with me if you can be my leader, can cheer me when I sometimes feel lazy.Stay with me if you can be strong enough to slap me to wake me up when I fall asleep.For it's a journey, a battle that I know I want to fight...Even in times when pain turns my vision hazy.
So I am determined and my agony further strengthens my belief,I seek to grow and survive and explore. What I don't want is just temporary relief.So let me be in pain, for it's what'll take me through,Just passing of days and nights in hope is not the journey I seek.Help me discover what I am in true.
There will be times when I have to walk, dragging this wounded leg of mine, Leaving blotches of blood along my way.Then please don't come with cotton swabs to wipe these marks,Don't come either to cover up my wounds.Just help me take another step ahead or praise me so that I can take it on my own,Remind me of all that blood I have shed in the past and ask me to move.
There will be times when I won't feel like picking up my brush Or when I feel it painful to sing for you,Then sing a few lines for me and ask me to end that song,And then again ask me to sing in love for you, So that one day, I can make the world sing along.
So consider me as normal as you are, as wicked as a nineteen-year-old can be.Let me share my fantasies with you,Some of those forbidden secrets you hide let me also see.Just be a true friend to me and remind me to be what I want to be,It's a condition now if you love me, my friend, Please smile for me so that I can also reply in a smile... It's my only plea.
Shobhit's Poetry & Painting exhbition will be open for all from 23rd March to 26th March 2009 at Gallery Art & Soul, 1, Madhuli, Shivsagar Estate, Worli, Mumbai, India.

Monday, March 9, 2009


National Kidney Foundation (I) Marine Drive, Mumbai Commemorates World Kidney Day In Association with Mumbai Nephrology Group [MNG] Narmada Kidney Foundation [NKF], Mumbai Kidney Foundation [MKF], Sevak Trust, Mukta Kidney & Dialysis Clinic [MKDC]. Dr Kumud P. Mehta Charitable Trust, Jeevan Jyot Drug Bank, Swajan Foundation and Nemi Nath Jain Foundation Together...
Cordially Invites you to a Gala Evening of Informative Talks & Entertainment Programme
On Thursday 12th March 2009’ from 6.30 PM to 8.30 PM
VENUE: Ravindra Natya Mandir, Sayani Road, Prabhadevi, Mumbai - 400 025.
Honorable Shri Shatrughan Sinha, (Member of Parliament & Former Union Minister for Health)
GUEST OF HONOUR: Shri Shammi Kapoor (Veteran Actor of Indian Cinema)
Dr. Shobha Bachhav (Minister of State for Health & Civil Supply)Dr.Pravin Shingare, (Jt. Director Medical Education & Research)Padmashree Shri Nana ChudasamaWill preside over the function
Blessing : HG Gaur GopalDasa
Mrs. Rani Jadhav I. A. S. (retd.), Convener and Chairperson NKFI WKD Committee“Chronic Kidney Disease is common, Harmful and Treatable”
FOR FURTHER DETAILS CONTACT :National Kidney Foundation (India) Marine Drive, Mumbai - 400 002.TEL : 2281 4892 / 2281 7914
RSVP: Surbhi Ostwal:Tel : 022 4219 2222 / 39Email : info@gsnaworldwide.com

Friday, January 16, 2009


Pritam Sharma giving byte to India Today / TV Today team

Pritam Sharma has joined World Peace March. For further information, please visit : http://www.worldmarch.info/

About the World March :
The World March will begin in New Zealand on October 2, 2009, the anniversary of Gandhi’s birth, declared the “International Day of Non-Violence” by the United Nations. It will conclude in the Andes Mountains (Punta de Vacas, Aconcagua, Argentina) on January 2, 2010. The March will last 90 days, three long months of travel. It will pass through all climates and seasons, from the hot summer of the tropics and the deserts, to the winter of Siberia. The stages will be the longest American and Asian, both almost a month. A permanent base of a hundred people of different nationalities will complete the journey.


  • Because we can end world hunger with 10% of what is spent on arms. Imagine how life would be if 30-50% of the arms budget went toward improving people’s lives instead of being used for destruction.
  • Because eliminating wars and violence means leaving human pre-history behind and taking a giant step forward in the evolution of our species..
  • Because we are accompanied by the voices of so many war-torn generations that came before us. The echo of their voices still resounds throughout the world, wherever armed conflict leaves its sinister memorial to the dead, disappeared, disabled and displaced.
  • Because a “world without wars” is an image that opens the future and seeks to become reality in every corner of the planet, as violence gives way to dialog.
  • The moment has come for the voiceless to be heard! Out of agonizing and urgent need, millions of human beings are crying out for an end to wars and violence.
  • We can make that happen by uniting all the forces of pacifism and active non-violence worldwide.

The World March will begin in New Zealand on October 2, 2009, the anniversary of Gandhi’s birth, declared the “International Day of Non-Violence” by the United Nations. It will conclude in the Andes Mountains (Punta de Vacas, Aconcagua, Argentina) on January 2, 2010.

The March will last 90 days, three long months of travel. It will pass through all climates and seasons, from the hot summer of the tropics and the deserts, to the winter of Siberia.

Who is participating
The March was initiated by “World Without Wars,” an international organization that has been working for 15 years in the fields of pacifism and non-violence.

The World March, however, will be created and shaped by everyone. Open to any person, organization, collective, group, political party, business, etc., that shares the same aspirations and sensibility, this project is not something closed. Instead, it is a journey that will be progressively enriched as different initiatives set their contributions in motion.

That is why this is an invitation to anyone and everyone to participate freely. So that wherever the March goes, the local people can contribute their creativity in a great convergence of multiple activities.

There’s space for everything the imagination is capable of conceiving.
The possible channels of participation are multiple and diverse, including virtual participation in the March through Internet. This is a march by and for the people, with hopes of reaching most of the world’s population. For this reason we are asking all media to spread the word about this journey around the world for Peace and Non-violence.

What is going to happen
In every city the March visits, local individuals and groups will organize forums, meetings, festivals, conferences, and events (sports, cultural, social, musical, artistic, educational, etc., depending on their own creative initiative.

At this time hundreds of projects have already been set in motion by different individuals and organizations.

What are our goals
To denounce the dangerous world situation that is leading us closer and closer to nuclear war, which would be the greatest catastrophe in human history – a dead end.

To give a voice to the majority of world citizens who want peace. Although the majority of the human race opposes the arms race, we are not sending out a unified signal. Instead we are letting ourselves be manipulated by a powerful minority and suffering the consequences. The time has come to stand together and show our opposition. Join a multitude of others in sending a clear signal, and your voice will have to be heard!

To achieve the eradication of nuclear weapons; the progressive and proportional reduction of non-nuclear arms; the signing of non-aggression treaties among nations; and the renunciation by governments of war as a way to resolve conflicts.

To expose the many other forms of violence (economic, racial, sexual, religious…) that are currently hidden or disguised by their perpetrators; and to provide a way for all who suffer such violence to be heard.

To create global awareness - as has already happened with environmental issues - of the urgent need to condemn of all forms of violence and bring about real Peace.


Bollywood Singer Kumar Shanu, Journalist Chaitanya Padukone and Pritam Sharma

Shivamani and Pritam Sharma (PR Manager)

Friday, January 9, 2009


Pritam Sharma for PR / Events / Shows / Public Relations / Media Management / Bollywood Celebrities


I am Pritam Sharma, PRO in Bollywood events, shows, personality PR, celebrity manager since last seven years. It is a great pleasure to welcome you to this blog.

I have created this blog to cater to my journalists friends who can download photographs and press releases of the events for which I manage the PR / Media, besides to keep my business associates updated about my various PR / publicity related activities for my clients.