Geeta Chhabra's letter to her Readers



26th December 2019

My dear Readers,


Seasons Greetings!


I am in Delhi. It has been the greatest week for my entire family and me!  With pride I share with you that our daughter, Vibha Bakshi, was once again conferred at the prestigious 66th National Film Awards for her latest gender rights film: SON RISE in the category of Best Film (Non Feature) and Best Editing (Non Feature), awarded by the President of India.  This is the highest recognition in Indian cinema.  Filmed in Haryana, this multi award winning documentary follows the story of ordinary men doing the extraordinary to change the narrative on gender inequality. 


Earlier, in May 2015, at the 62nd National Film Awards, Vibha won the award for her documentary film: Daughters of Mother India in the category of Best Film on Social Issues.


More than ever, we need to collectively put our efforts to make our world a better place; in our own right each of us can make a difference... of course we can contribute in making the world better and more positive!


The challenging issues (to name a few) are: environmental pollution, poverty, violence, illiteracy and gender inequality.


In our Issue, in the Section of Different Dialogues, we have Surender Kandhari – Founder & Chairman of Al Dobowi Group, Dubai (UAE).  His interview follows the storyline of their visit to Darbar Sahib Gurudwara in Kartarpur-Pakistan for celebrating the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev Ji and the iconic landmark in Dubai – the Gurudwara, Guru Nanak Darbar.  He played a very vital role in the construction of Guru Nanak Durbar-Dubai. Guru Nanak Darbar is an iconic monument of Dubai! To view the interview kindly click on


In the Photo-News section, I share with you the photographs of the 66th National Film Awards received by my daughter Vibha Bakshi for her latest gender rights film: SON RISE, and, of the historic Kartarpur Corridor celebrating the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev ji. For the links, kindly click on and


In the section of Book Review, we present the book: Empire of the Moghul Raiders from the North by Alex Rutherford.  To view the review kindly click on


In the prose section, among other topics, I share with you some prose-pieces from my collections.  Kindly click on


The poems are of a mixed content of emotions from my two books: An Indian Ode To The Emirates and No Journey Ends and also from my collections.  To view them kindly click on


In the Music Section, I present The Sound of Om / Aum. Kindly click on


Viewers' Corner is brimming and active.  I thank my social media friends and well-wishers for their interest in my Blog, Facebook. To view the comments kindly click on


In the January 2020 Issue, I will share with both pride and humility the 66th National Award photos of Vibha Bakshi and some of the other recipients.


Wishing you a happy and prosperous New Year of 2020.


Enjoy the Issue.

With warm regards,

Geeta Chhabra

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