Twenty-First Century Troy interviews Scott Onstott, in this special I&D media feature filmed on location at Rosslyn Chapel just outside the capital city of Edinburgh.
Scott, a world renowned film maker and author on sacred geometry and sacred site alignments reveals some interesting discoveries about Rosslyn Chapel and discusses some of the metaphysical meaning of Gothic architecture.
Scott’s research is available for study and can be accessed in a series of books and videos from his web site.
Secrets In Plain Sight
Patterns in Art, Architecture, Urban Design & the Cosmos
Heavy Traffic on the street -Charing Cross Glasgow on the footbridge looking out onto the M8
A time lapse video with 1 frame per second with 1 second exposure.
There is an interesting moment when the rain comes on and we see the rain clouds pass over and the road surface glisten. Trolls surface from their lairs, braving the motorway traffic and creep across the tarmac to the hunting grounds of Sauchiehall Street…..Another Saturday night in Rain Town
Pitaji. – Interview with a 100 year old Indian man living in Glasgow – Jai Ram Chadha
Jai Ram Chadda, called “Pitaji” a Hindi word meaning “Father” in English by his family of 3 generations, was born in Mumbai in 1907 and came to live in Chancellor St, Partick in the west side of the City of Glasgow in 1965.
As part of celebrations of his 100th Birthday I made a DVD film package of three films for his family and friends documenting his life story.
The films are
1) a presentation of his life story adapted from a live presentation slide-show given by his grand daughter Divia at his Centenary celebration party.
2) A slide show of images from his life given to me for use by his family and friends
3) An interview at his home in Govan where Jai talks about his earliest memories in India, moving to Kenya for work, and his life in Glasgow.
This video here is part 3 mentioned above and last 40 minutes.
The world was a very different place as we know it to day and we get to experience it through the spoken word of Pitaji.
Jai Ram Chadha enjoyed a moment of wider fame when Scots leaned the secret of his longevity was the result of drinking one glass of “Iron Bru” which is a traditional soft drink made in Scotland and was repeatedly reported in the Scottish Press.
….. but there is a lot more to his secret that….you will have to watch this film to find out what it is.
A Meeting With Pitaji
Jai Ram Chaddha
Interviewed by C21 Troy on 23/02/07 [10 days after his 100th birthday]
Camera /sound – C21 Troy
Music – Yaman [ Stephan Callaghan]
Produced By Internet & Digital Media 2007
VALE OF TEARS The Story Of The Cadder Pit Disaster Glasgow 1913
“Vale Of Tears” is a documentary drama about events of the Cadder Pit Disaster. On August 3rd 1913. 22 men lost their lives due to “white damp” and fire. The Cadder pits were situated near the village of Lambhill, a few miles north of the city Of Glasgow, Scotland. It was the worst mining disaster of the city This documentary gives good account of the events and gives insight into the hazards and lack of safety measures which affected the miners in their daily lives. The events of the aftermath are also covered with an account of the funeral service and the fate of many of the widows after the disaster.
Based on accounts from both official and local stories the story is told by a narrator and “The Miner”
This production “Vale of Tears” is suitable for students of Glasgow History from secondary school level to adult..
The Cadder Pit Disaster – “Vale Of Tears” new documentary about events of that fateful day on August 3rd 1913 where twenty-two men lost their lives, working for the Carron Iron Company owned colliery, Pit Number 15 Situated between Lambhill and Bishopbriggs in the north outskirts of the city of Glasgow.
Written and directed by Paul Troy [A.K.A. “C21 TROY]
with Brendan O’Donnel as “The Miner”
A tragedy that is remembered each year by local people in Lambhill and Bishopbriggs and other local churches in the north of the city.
The Cadder Pit Disaster which claimed the lives of 22 men, who left 13 widows and 40 fatherless children, herald the end of mining North of the Canal in Glasgow and the end of a way of life for thousands of people in the area.
This is the “Trailer” for a forth coming documentary about The Cadder Pit Disaster called “Vale Of Tears”.
This video feature is suitable for young people of secondary school age to adults.
Made for people with an interest in:- Scottish mining history, Glasgow History, Industrial History of Glasgow, working conditions before the First World War, Miners lives and living conditions. Details of mine construction in 1913, safety regulations and the lack of, Aftermath – Funerals, graves and treatment of Widows. Miners villages in Lambhill and Mavis Valley
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The second volume of educational short films documenting the History of Lambhill, from its humble beginnings as an area of land N.W. of the city of Glasgow, that was part of the Bishops Forest in the 13th Century right through the industrial revolution to the present day.
Topics covered in this 10 Part video are
(i) the political situation in 1174 that was the background to events that lead to the creation of the Bishops forest in Glasgow.
(ii) The Hutchesons Of Lambhill 1582 – present day.
(iii) Industrial Development of the Area 1800s – 1970s [ iron forges, coal and iron stone mining, Possil Park and the Saracens Iron Foundry]
(iV] “The Way We Lived” 1930s – 1970s anecdotal stories from residents in the area..
(V) The Western Necropolis Complex 1881 to present day – Lambhill Cemetery, St. Kentigern’s Cemetery and the Western Necropolis, Hebrew Society graveyard and the Glasgow Crematorium.
(vi) Miners Rows.
(vii) St.Agnes Church
This Part 1 of Lambhill History & Heritage Vol.2
Preamble, Bishop Jocelyn, Knight Templars, Reformation, Lands Divided.
Passing Down The Spirit – The Ahmad Sham Sufi Qawwali Group from Kabul in Afghanistan. C21 Troy interviews Zhara Qadir spokesperson for The Ahmad Sham Sufi Qawwali Group on their recent tour  of the UK at the Pearce Institute in Govan, Glasgow, Scotland.
Zahra gives a brief explanation about the history and inspiration of Qawwali music and the musicins who perfom at Sufi houses all over the world.
The Ahmad Sham Sufi Qawwali group have been playing for over 30 years and is one of the most highly regarded Qawali groups of Afghanistan. They have toured India, Russia, Tajikistan, all over Afghanistan and last year came to London and toured Scotland, brought over by Reel Afghanistan, the first Afghan Festival in the UK
Last year  the group raised £7000, which they donated to widows and children disabled by war, with the help of the British Council.
If you would like any further information or are interested in supporting them during their next visit to the UK please contact Zhara Qadir through this channel or email below
Director/ Producer – C21 Troy
For Internet & Digital
The substance and meaning of Sufism
The substance of Sufism is the Truth and the meaning of Sufism is the selfless experiencing and actualization of the Truth.
The practice of Sufism
The practice of Sufism is the intention to go towards the Truth, by means of love and devotion. This is called the tariqat, the spiritual path or way towards God.
The definition of the Sufi
The sufi is one who is a lover of Truth, who by means of love and devotion moves towards the Truth, towards the perfection which all are truly seeking. As necessitated by love’s jealousy, the sufi is taken away from all except the Truth.
by Khaniqahi Nimatullahi
‘The Poem ‘- by George Murevesi from the Internet & Digital video feature “I am the poem” about Glasgow based Arts group ‘Seeds Of Thought’ and their spoken word and acoustic music events throughout the city.
“for me the scope of it goes beyond just the ‘poem’ it is more of endurance, perseverance and survival ..” George Murevesi
video project director / producer
INTERNET & DIGITAL
dissenters blamed and jailed
world in a shame
nobles going insane
raw and dry
to the rescue
retrieved from the blue
l laugh at this zoo
called the world
of mortals insecure and cold
til pens run dry
poets and none alike
test my psyche
l am generous
and handle any fuss
in their ditherings
l capture emotions
of individuals and nations
am misused and abused
hailed and booed
l am adaptive
ask the captive
l dine with despotic beings
l roll in verse streams
filling writers’ dreams
l entice your fertile imagination
uprisings are when l spare an intoxication
at times l do bless
am whispered at weddings
as they exchange rings
i carry you to the grave
i entertained too many a slave
some hunter splattered me in a cave
the poet is just but a vehicle
l accommodate any syllable
the pen is my benefactor
without it lm delivered by the orator
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