Thursday, November 29, 2007

Ye safar bahut hai kathin magar

dil naa ummiid to nahin, naa-kaam hi to hai
lambi hai gham ki shaam, magar shaam hi to hai - This part of the song is from a poem penned by Faiz Ahmed Faiz (I think). The poem is also included after the lyrics for the song.

ye safar bahut hai kathin magar
na udaas ho mere humsafar

ye sitam ki raat hai dhalne ko
hai andhera gham kaa pighalne ko
zaraa der is mein lage agar, na udaas ho mere humsafar

nahin rahnevaali ye mushkilen
ye hain agle modh pe manzilen
meri baat ka tu yakin kar, na udaas ho mere humsafar

kabhi dhundh legaa ye kaaravaan
vo nai zameen naya aasmaan
jise dhuundhati hai teri nazar, na udaas ho mere humsafar

The Poem

karte hain jis pe ta'an, koi jurm to nahin
shauk-e-fazool-o-ulfat-e-nakaam hi to hai.

dil na-umeed to nahin, na-kaam hi to hai
lambi hai gham ki shaam, magar shaam hi to hai.

dast-e-falak mein, gardish-e-taqdeer to nahin
dast-e-falak mein, gardish-e-ayaam hi to hai.

Ishq ka kalma

I think the song is kind of stupid. John looks weird (guess it's the dance steps). Bipasha looks hot (as always). I really do wish they had opted for a better outfit for her. This one doesn't click (my opinion).

That said, she still looks amazing.

Wednesday, November 28, 2007


What do you say to the grieved family? How do you console (try to) someone who has just lost a loved one? How do you block the crap that is now invading your own mind? Is just being there enough? NO IT IS NOT. There is nothing one can say or do to ease the pain.

The blank face, the filled up eyes, the cracked voice, the need to just be held. This can't be happening, this is a nightmare and I really need to wake up.

Life sucks ... seriously mate. If for no other reason, then for the basic fact that it is going to end someday and the ones that are left behind can't always deal with the loss!

Teri duniya mein tere bande ki qismat - tere haathon mein
e khuda - aisa ik tarfaa imtihaan kyon ho!

Shredderman Rules

Watchable. Pretty much a kiddy flick.

Monday, November 26, 2007

Dil-e-naadaan tujhe hua kya hai

Mirza Ghalib ...

Dil-e-naadaan tujhe hua kya hai
aakhir is dard ki davaa kya hai

hum hain mushtaaq aur vo bezaar
yaa ilaahii ye maajaraa kya hai

main bhi muunh mein zabaan rakhta huun
kaash puuchho ki muddaa kya hai

jab ki tujh bin nahin koi maujuud
phir ye hangaamaa, ai khudaa kya hai

hum ko unse vafaa ki hai ummid
jo nahin jaante vafaa kya hai

Woh shaam kuch ajeeb thi

woh shaam kuch ajeeb thi, yeh shaam bhi ajeeb hai
woh kal bhi paas paas thi woh aaj bhi kareeb hai

jhuki hui nigaah mein, kahin mera khayaal tha
dabi dabi hansi mein ik, haseen saa gulaal tha
main sochta tha, mera naam gunguna rahi hai woh
na jaane kyon laga mujhe, ke muskura rahi hai woh

mera khayaal hai abhi jhuki hui nigaah mein
khuli hui hansi bhi hai, dabi hui si chaah mein
main janta hoon, mera naam gunguna rahi hai woh
yahi khayaal hai mujhe, ke saath aa rahi hai woh

Relationships are complicated

Really don't know why though.

As if there aren't enough issues/problems already, you also have to worry about other individuals who are not directly affected by the relationship but do end up affecting the relationship.

Being selfish is considered negative, but at times I do think that things would be so much simpler IF FOR SOME ISSUES, individuals WERE A BIT SELFISH (Of course it depends on how one would define the term Selfish).

Sunday, November 25, 2007

Phir is duniya se ummid-e-vafaa hai

Phir is duniya se ummid-e-vafaa hai
tujhe ai zindagi kya ho gaya hai

badi zaalim nihaayat bevafaa hai
ye duniya phir bhi kitni khush-numaa hai

har ik apne hi gham mein mubtilaa hai
kisi ke dard se kaun aashnaa hai

mere naqqaad meri shaayari to
mere tuute hue dil ki sadaa hai

kahaan huun "shad" main to shaad saa huun
vo shaad-e-khush-navaa to mar chukaa hai

Friday, November 23, 2007


Based on a true story - If that statement is in fact true, then it was a very sad, predictable and boring life story and shouldn't have been made into a movie. (My view)

The movie isn't gripping enough. The religious angle was pointless, and so was .... actually, the whole movie was pointless. Besides, I have always hated Laura Linney.

Don't watch.

Top 50 fictional weapons

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Yes, people DO HAVE a lot of time on their hands (myself included).

In case you too have some time to kill, then here is the list.

The LIGHT SABER (Star wars) looses out to He-Man's POWER SWORD !! The SWORD OF OMENS (Thundercats) gets 11th place. The SPREAD GUN (Contra) ranks at 25.

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What's really strange (for me) is that a weapon with a name like ULTIMATE NULLIFIER (Fantastic Four) is ranked 27th (Not so Ultimate after all eh)

The text accompanying the listing is fun to read too. For example:


16. Megatron

Wait, how is a badass robot a weapon? Because Megatron has the power of illogical size-changing, which means that his laser-blasting pistol mode can be wielded by puny humans and giant robots! So which part of him is the trigger? We’d rather not know.

P.s. I know I haven't put up a Megatron pic. I liked the Voltron Pic better

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Defense Budget Pardon

Active Crystals

1 GB USB Flash drives (USD 178) and Earphones (USD 99 -USD 148) from Swarovski and Philips.

I would say waste of money, but then again some people did get their Macbook blingficated and there are people who buy VERTU phones as well. Guess there is a market for everything.

Link to Active Crystals

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Watch Online

Full movies, Shows, Cartoons .. etc etc.

If you have Orbit Downloader or the likes, you should be (I haven't tried) able to download as well (Thanks Agnel)

Tum nahin - gham nahin - sharaab nahin

Saeed Rahi ...

Tum nahin - gham nahin - sharaab nahin
aisi tanhaai kaa javaab nahin

gahe gahe ise padaa kije
dil se bahtar koi kitaab nahin

jaane kis kis ki maut aai hai
aaj rukh pe koi naqaab nahin

vo karam ungaliyon pe ginte hain
zulm ka jinke kuch hisaab nahin

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Firefox 3 (Beta 1) available for download

Here is the download link.

" New features and changes in this milestone that require feedback include:

  • Improved security features such as: better presentation of website identity and security, malware protection, stricter SSL error pages, anti-virus integration in the download manager, and version checking for insecure plugins.
  • Improved ease of use through: better password management, easier add-on installation, new download manager with resumable downloading, full page zoom, animated tab strip, and better integration with Windows Vista and Mac OS X.
  • Richer personalization through: one-click bookmarking, smart search bookmark folders, direct typing in location bar searches your history and bookmarks for URLs and page titles, ability to register web applications as protocol handlers, and better customization of download actions for file types.
  • Improved platform features such as: new graphics and font rendering architecture, major changes to the HTML rendering engine to provide better CSS, float-, and table layout support, native web page form controls, colour profile management, and offline application support.
  • Performance improvements such as: better data reliability for user profiles, architectural improvements to speed up page rendering, over 300 memory leak fixes, and a new XPCOM cycle collector to reduce entire classes of leaks.

Full text is here

Repair a CD

This is seriously wierd - Try at your own risk (if you do, then do let me know if it works!).

Requirements (in addition to a messed up CD and an adventurous mind):

  1. A Gas Stove
  2. Cotton Towel
  3. Pot with 2 inch of water
  4. Fork

Click here for Step by step instructions.

Monday, November 19, 2007

barbaad tamannaa pe ataab aur zyaada

Majaz Lucknawi ...

barbaad tamannaa pe ataab aur zyaada
haan meri mohabbat kaa javaab aur zyaada

roye na abhi ahal-e-nazar haal pe mere
hona hai abhi mujh ko kharaab aur zyaada

aavaaraa-va-majnuun hi pe maukuuf nahin kuch
milne hain abhi mujh ko khitaab aur zyaada

uthenge abhi aur bhi tufaan mere dil se
dekhoongaa abhi ishq ke khvaab aur zyaada

tapkegaa lahuu aur mere didaa-e-tar se
dhadakegaa dil-e-khaanaa-kharaab aur zyaada

ai mutrib-e-bebaak koi aur bhi nagmaa
ai saaqi-e-fayyaaz sharaab aur zyaada

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Limewire loading freezes at 12%

A friend of mine experienced this problem on his Laptop (running Vista Basic Home Edition). Just thought I would share the solution, incase someone experiences the same thing.

Browse to Limewire.exe file (should be in Program files). Right click and go to Properties. Click on Compatability Tab. Select Compatability Mode for Windows XP. Click on OK.

Now, when starting Limewire, it will pop up with an error message at 19%, saying a SAVED folder can not be found. Click ok and a dialogue box will appear where you just create a new folder by the name SAVED. Thats it.

This might not be the only solution or the easiest solution, but this does work.

Men's day - November 19th (India)

“We will submit a memorandum urging the prime minister and Sonia Gandhi to set up such a ministry,” says Swarup Sarkar of the Save Family Foundation (SFF), which has declared November 19 as International Men’s Day along with organisations such as My Nation, Protect Indian Family and Asha-Kiran....


Every 4 minutes, one man is falsely accused of dowry harassment
Every 2.4 hours, one senior citizen is falsely accused of dowry demands

(Source: an RTI application filed by the Save Family Foundation)

“The government gets 82 per cent of its taxes from men, but not a rupee has been allocated for men’s welfare in the budget in 60 years,” says SFF activist Neeraj Aggarwal.

All reasonably good points, I must say.. and I do agree with them to a certain extent. I actually use some of these points when I voice out my views on (and against) the WOMEN's organization(s) and their (most of the time - absurd) demands and constant cribbing.

BUT SETTING UP A MEN'S WELFARE MINISTRY or whatever is definitely NOT what I was getting at. I was hoping that someone would put an end to the Women's Cribbing (Welfare - as they like to call it) Organizations - Not set up another one for MEN !!!

Saturday, November 17, 2007

Prison Break

Season 3 returns Jan 14th

The Musharaff Show

I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry

Comedy. The humor is a bit crude. It's funny at times, but there have been much better comedies. I really didn't think it was a message movie, but not everyone is going to agree with that.

Jessica biel is hot!

The movie - in my opinion - isn't offensive at all (neither for gays nor for homophobes). Although I wouldn't recommend this for homophobes. All they are going to insist on is that it's another attempt to further the agenda that being gay is normal (IT ACTUALLY IS NORMAL BUT YOU PROBABLY WOULDN'T UNDERSTAND THAT EVER, so why bother. To each his own).

I do have issues with the plot.. but then it's an Adam Sandler movie, so a not-so-believable-plot is pretty much a given.

Tanushree Dutta

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Friday, November 16, 2007

Rescue Dawn

The movie has received great reviews. Plenty of the viewers have loved the performances and the story. Might be because ....... I honestly don't know. Perhaps people want to show support to some troops somewhere, or perhaps they were paid to write those things. Could be anything.

I don't really enjoy war movies, and wouldn't have bothered with this but, the credits said Christian Bale. He isn't my favorite artist, but usually I do enjoy his performances (not all).

My view about Rescue Dawn - The movie is a waste of time, boring (I am being polite here) and doesn't really go anywhere. I wouldn't recommend this movie to anyone.

I really couldn't understand why they give the guy a heroes welcome in the end. But then I guess anyone who returns from any war/mission, ends up getting a heroes welcome, regardless of what they did or didn't accomplish.

The torture scenes were disappointing. The other characters in the movie (fellow POWs) were a bit too sissy and/or cuckoo to be believable.

Talking about cuckoo.. well the same can be said about the GUARDS supposed to be watching over the prisoners. Think about it:

we had Jumbo and then another idiot - (obsessed with bruce lee or someone) - who for some weird reason keeps jumping. Then there was the little handler who has some serious mental issues (what the hell is so funny about the word Americali?? why do the other guards burst out laughing when the little handler says it).

Honey I shrunk the dollar

Irrational exuberance

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Karan Thapar on Bushism

This is too good and has to be shared.

"I’m going to try and see if I can remember so much as to make it sound like I’m smart on the subject.

The above is just one, from the many interesting things Karan Thapar has pointed out in his column. Do read the whole column, should bring a smile to your face.


Wednesday, November 14, 2007


fal-safe ishq mein pesh aaye savaalon ki tarah

Sudarshan Faakir ...

fal-safe ishq mein pesh aaye savaalon ki tarah
hum pareshaan hi rahe apne khayaalon ki tarah

shishaagar baithe rahe zikr-e-masihaa lekar
aur hum tuut gaye kaanch ke pyaalon ki tarah

jab bhi anjaam-e-muhabbat ne pukaara khud ko
vaqt ne pesh kiya hum ko misaalon ki tarah

zikr jab hogaa muhabbat mein tabaahi ka kahin
yaad hum aayenge duniya ko havaalon ki tarah

Monday, November 12, 2007

It's just sex

Another sex racket busted in India (link). Thankfully not as much drama (YET) on the news channels, as there was previously (or perhaps there was but I didn't notice it because I stopped watching CRAP on the tele).

I never really understood what the big deal is anyway - There is an individual who doesn't mind paying for sex. There is another individual who doesn't mind providing the service in exchange for money. It's NOT RAPE.

Don't know why everyone wants to make an issue out of it. Two consenting individuals have agreed for something on certain terms, which concerns only THEM. It's not like they are agreeing to kidnap someone or putting up a hit or conspiring against the nation.

Personally, I think it's sad for anyone to have to pay for sex. But that doesn't mean I think it's wrong or should be illegal or whatever. Hell, I also think rap music is sad.

Now if it were forced prostitution or something like that, then yes - there are serious issues, but more often than not, THAT is not the case. The reports are usually - "x number of girls have been taken into custody along with some men, from a hotel." (always wondered, what if there was some guy in the hotel with his girlfriend, hell neither him or her would be an escort, but they could be arrested under the assumption that they are!)

The few times that the individuals arrested have been allowed to speak, most of them end up saying that it's because the money is good, it's easy money, it's convenient, it's thrilling or whatever.

The last time I checked, making money or having a thrilling experience was not a crime. (psst, please be sensible and don't equate this to smuggling, burglary, rape etc .. you might be surprised but the concepts are in fact very different)

Why does this business have to be illegal and/or shady? why can't this just be some licensed thing with regulations and inspections. The government would benefit (another thing they can put a tax on), there might be individuals who would want to get out of this practice, and - if required or feasible, they could be assisted in being relocated.

It would definitely make life easier for the people providing and seeking such services.

WHAT! is that SOO WRONG? It's just sex mate. S/he doesn't mind getting paid in exchange. S/he doesn't mind paying for it. So why should this be ANYONE's problem?!?

Saturday, November 10, 2007

Goal - The dream begins

Predictable, but definitely entertaining. Well made.

Watch it.

No Dollars Please

Main nazar se pii rahaa hoon ...

Click here to listen to the ghazal

Anwar Mirzapuri ...

main nazar se pii rahaa hoon, ye samaa badal na jaaye
na jhukaao tum nigaahen, kahin raat dhal na jaaye

mere ashk bhi hain iss mein, ye sharaab ubal na jaaye
mera jaam chhune-vaale, tera haath jal na jaaye

abhi raat kuch hai baaqi, na uthaa naqaab saaqi
tera rind girte-girte, kahin phir sambhal na jaaye

meri zindagi ke maalik, mere dil pe haath rakhna
tere aane ki khushi mein, mera dam nikal na jaaye

mujhe phoonkne se pahle, mera dil nikaal lena
ye kissi ki hai amaanat, kahin saath jal na jaaye

Vending Machine Dress (Japan)

A while back, I had posted about a Japanese designer coming up with the Vending Machine Disguise dress.

Well, here is the video.

Thursday, November 8, 2007

Death at a funeral

Not bad. Definitely improper, but funny nonetheless. A bit slow, perhaps a bit annoying at times, but in the end - it wasn't a waste of time (for me) and that's what matters.

Definitely watchable.

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Hostel Part II

Not nearly as good as the first part, not even close. Don't bother with this one.

Eat Falafel? - You could be on FBI's Terrorist list

Ok ok, so the title is not COMPLETELY true, but that's because the idea was shelved. Had it not been, well, the title could've been true. Here is the link

"The idea was that a spike in, say, falafel sales, combined with other data, would lead to Iranian secret agents in the south San Francisco-San Jose area.

The brainchild of top FBI counter-terrorism officials Phil Mudd and Willie T. Hulon, according to well-informed sources, the project didn’t last long. It was torpedoed by the head of the FBI’s criminal investigations division, Michael A. Mason, who argued that putting somebody on a terrorist list for what they ate was ridiculous — and possibly illegal.

Does someone still want to know why the terrorists (or anyone else for that matter) doesn't take the FBI seriously? Well I wouldn't blame Hollywood anymore when they depict FBI personnel as unimaginative, stupid, naive and moronic. Guess they are just trying their best to stick to reality.

The only one who could possibly take the FBI or the CIA seriously anymore, would be the President of the US, now... do I really need to say more?

Of course, the FBI spokesman hasn't confirmed it or denied it, but in most cases, that usually means its too embarrassing to admit and we would deny if we knew for sure you had no evidence.

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

A Mighty Heart

Just got done watching A mighty heart... enjoyed certain parts of the movie.. hated certain parts.

Hated the parts where the US journalists come in the frame. The FBI and the diplomatic security fellow.. just waste of footage.

Archie Panjabi doesn't speak proper urdu for most parts.. but I guess that's passable for a US based journalist. Assuming she has spent most of her life in the US and not much time in India.

Irfaan Khan - awesome. no surprises there. Alyy khan - too good. Angelina Jolie - mmm ok.. not bad.

Mother’s sting catches son, Cory Ryder, ‘hiring hitman to kill her’

Cory Ryder was grounded for weeks at a time, had a PlayStation confiscated and was banned from watching TV.

" This 16-year-old was plotting to murder his parents by hiring a hitman, while his mother was organising a sting operation involving a police officer posing as a contract killer.

Boy, does this family have issues. Link

The sad part about all this is - many people are just going to blame Video games and Television for the entire incident. That REALLY SUCKS because anyone with a bit of common sense will tell you, that those aren't the real reasons. A degree in psychology would definitely make it better.

On a slightly lighter note (if possible), PARENTS WILL THINK TWICE BEFORE TAKING AWAY THEIR KIDS PLAYSTATION - not every Hitman is going to be an undercover cop.

P.s. Don't piss off your kids. Most likely, they are the ones who will be choosing your old-age home.

Monday, November 5, 2007

In dinon .. dil mera

Lyricist - Syed Quadri ...

In dinon, dil mera, mujh se hai keh raha - tu khwaab saja, tu jee le zaraa
hai tujhe bhi ijaazat, karle tu bhi mohabbat

Berang si hai badi zindagi, kuch rang to bharoon
main apni tanhaai ke waaste, ab kuch toh karoon
jab mile thodi fursat, mujhse karle mohabbat
hai tujhe bhi ijaazat, karle tu bhi mohabbat

Uss ko chhupaa kar main sabse kabhi, le chaloon kahin door
aankhon ke pyaalon se peetaa rahoon, uss ke chehre ka noor
iss zamaane se chhup kar, puri kar loon main hasrat
hai tujhe bhi ijaazat, karle tu bhi mohabbat

Aamir Khan's Blog

well its been there for a while now and its not like a big deal or anything (I think its nice and all but, I don't think its a big deal. For some, I guess it might be). I found out about it a couple of weeks back.

Thought I'd share it here. Just incase if someone may be interested.

Its not packed up with his filmography or gallery or whatever, it's his BLOG with his talks and stuff.


The other day, ran out of movies, so I started going through the stuff I had downloaded earlier but didn't get the chance to watch (Yeah, that happens sometimes). Came across Ratatouille. Thought I'd give it a shot.

Sure the animation is great and all that, but a rat cooking! just couldn't swallow that, I mean, it's a rat! Couldn't sit through the movie (boredom makes you do the craziest things, and I DID TRY TO SIT THROUGH). Put it off when the rat gets it on with fixing up the soup.

Instead, dug up Bourne Identity and Bourne Supremacy and watched those again.

Bourne Ultimatum

Love it. A good flick. Did have a bit of problem with the way it ended though ( a bit bollywood-ish), but all in all, pretty cool.

Friday, November 2, 2007

ye bataa de mujhe zindagi

Click here to listen to the song

Lyrics - Javed Akhtar ...

ye bataa de mujhe zindagi
pyaar ki raah ke humsafar, kiss tarah ban gaye ajnabi
ye bataa de mujhe zindagi
phool kyon saare murjhaa gaye, kiss liye bujh gayi chaandni
ye bataa de mujhe zindagi

kal jo baahon mein thi, aur nigaahon mein thi
ab wo garmi kahaan kho gayi
naa wo andaaz hai, naa wo aawaaz hai
ab wo narmi kahaan kho gayi

bewafaa tum nahin, bewafaa hum nahin
phir wo jazbaat kyon so gaye

pyaar tum ko bhi hai, pyaar hum ko bhi hai
faasale phir ye kyon ho gaye

License to wed

I know it was supposed to be a comedy movie, but I didn't find it funny. I actually felt angry. Initially I felt angry with the girl's character, the reverend and that annoying kid. After watching the entire movie, I was just angry with myself for downloading the damn thing in the first place.

Felt really sorry for the guy almost through out the movie. The girl, the reverend and the kid - in my opinion - seriously need to be knocked around a bit.

Dont bother with this one.

Thursday, November 1, 2007

Kis ka rasta dekhe

Kis ka rasta dekhe - ae dil ae saudaai
meelon hai khamoshi - barson hai tanhaai
bhooli duniya kabhi ki - tujhe bhi mujhe bhi
phir kyon aankh bhar aayi

koi bhi saaya nahin raahon mein
koi bhi aayega na baahon mein
tere liye mere liye - koi nahin ronewala

jhoota bhi naata nahin chaahun main
tu hi kyon dooba rahe aahon mein
koi kisi sang mare - aaisa nahin honewala

koi nahin jo, yoon hi jahan mein - baante peer paraai

tujhe kya beeti hui raaton se
mujhe kya khoi hui baaton se
sej nahin chita sahi - jo bhi mile sona hoga

gai jo dori chhooti haathon se
lena kya toote hue saathon se
khushi jahan maangi tune - wahin mujhe rona hoga

na koi tera na koi mera phir kis ki yaad aai