Thursday, December 11, 2008

Sarah Connor Chron..... - Yawn

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Hmm. Just got done with watching episode 12. I watched a whole bunch of them together and it seems like this show couldn't get anymore lame than it already is.


The show gets more pointless with each episode. I really enjoyed the first season and was looking forward to the second one, but as of now, I am really hoping that they end this soon.

Wonder what's going through the writer's head(s). I read somewhere that one of the reasons for the show getting 'sucky' could be the release of Terminator Salvation (T4). That really doesn't make much sense to me, but whatever. The point is the show is really boring now.

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Send Text Messages - From Gmail

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A few weeks back, we ran into a few snags when we first started rolling this out, but starting today you can turn on text messaging for chat. Just click on Settings, and go to the Labs tab. Scroll down until you see "Text Messaging (SMS) in Chat" and select Enable and Save Changes.

We're just trying it out for cell phones in the United States right now, but you can send texts to your friends with US phone numbers from anywhere in the world.

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Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Quantum Of Solace

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No wit, no eye candy, no Q and no Bond (seriously). The character being played by Daniel Craig could be called Jawahar Bhandari, for all I care. Bond is more than just a name.

A watchable action movie, perhaps - but it's definitely NOT a Bond movie. Daniel Craig disappoints, yet again as Bond. 

Tasks - New Feature In Gmail

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To enable Tasks, go to Settings, click the Labs tab. Select "Enable" next to "Tasks" and then click "Save Changes" at the bottom. Then, after Gmail refreshes, on the left under the "Contacts" link, you'll see a "Tasks" link. Just click it to get started.

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Monday, December 8, 2008

Somebody's Me

You - do you remember me?
like I remember you?
do you spend your life - going back in your mind to that time?

because I - I walk the streets alone
I hate being on my own
and everyone can see, that I really fell
and I am going through hell
thinking about you with somebody else

somebody wants you - somebody needs you
somebody dreams about you every single night
somebody can't breathe without you, it's lonely
somebody hopes that someday you will see
that somebody's me

how, how could we go wrong
it was so good and now it's gone
and I pray at night that our paths soon will cross
and what we had isn't lost
because you're always right here in my thoughts

somebody wants you - somebody needs you
somebody dreams about you every single night
somebody can't breathe without you, it's lonely
somebody hopes that someday you will see
that somebody's me

you'll always be in my life - even if I am not in your life
because you're in my memory
you - will you remember me
and before you set me free
oh listen please

somebody wants you - somebody needs you
somebody dreams about you every single night
somebody can't breathe without you, it's lonely
somebody hopes that someday you will see
that somebody's me

Nice Slap

I saw this clip a few weeks back. Today I finally got around to post it. The first clip is what actually happened during the shoot. And the second clip is what ended up being shown on the tele. Don't know how or why the guy agreed to carry on with the show. I honestly think the bitch had it coming. Whatever.. nice slap.

 

Saturday, December 6, 2008

...

ek uss bewafaa ki yaad... dil se jaati nahin
aur ye kambakht maut hai... na jaane kyon aati nahin!

Fuck

Sometimes Love Just Isn't Enough

There's a danger in loving somebody so much........

Log Tuut Jaate Hain, Ek Ghar Banaane Mein

Bashir Badr...

log tuut jaate hain, ek ghar banaane mein
tum taras nahin khaate bastiyaan jalaane mein

aur jaam tuutenge is sharaab-khaane mein
mausamon ke aane mein mausamon ke jaane mein

har dhadakte patthar ko log dil samajhate hain
umr beet jaati hai - dil ko dil banaane mein

faakhtaa ki majabuuri ye bhi kah nahin sakti
kaun saanp rakhtaa hai usske aashiyaane mein

duusari koi ladaki zindagi mein aayegi
kitni der lagti hai ussko bhuul jaane mein

Bombay - My Views

I put up these comments (on a forum I visit regularly), over the last few days - following the terror attack in Bombay. Just thought of putting them up on the blog as well. The thing that really got me started was - the phrase - The SPIRIT of Bombay.

I knew it was coming. It always does. The only question is, which news channel or news paper is going to put it up first. That phrase has never made sense to me (in relation to terror strikes or riots) and I doubt it ever will.

Other than that, it was a few things mentioned by my friends (on the forum) that got me typing out some statements and my views. The media - as always - proved to be very helpful in giving me more material for my posts. 

Mumbai begins to heal after terrorist rampage

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This crowded, bustling financial capital, wracked by three days bloodshed, slowly began puling itself back together Sunday as a once-besieged restaurant reopened its doors and Indians mourned their dead.

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No, I am not saying the people of Bombay should sit at home and keep mourning. All I am saying is - the people going to work or opening for business is NOT Healing or Spirit of Bombay. It's called - majboori ka naam mahatama gandhi

paapi pet ka swaal hai.

somebody has to pay the bills. The government isn't going to pay you for sitting at home.

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The minister has sent his resignation to the PM Manmohan Singh after he owned moral responsibility for the for Mumbai terror attacks that claimed more than 195 lives

Hmm and now we all feel so much better... right?

Deshmukh downplays Ram Gopal Verma, son's visit to Taj

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"If my son is with me what is wrong in that? It was a big incident and he wanted to see it," Deshmukh said.

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I agree, that's kind of a stupid statement to make. However, what I can't seem to understand is - if RGV did go, what's there to make a fuss over it? Even if he does make a film on it - WHAT'S THE BIG FUKING DEAL! Is only Mani Ratnam allowed to make movies on blasts in Bombay?! (for those of you who didn't get that, he made a movie titled Bombay against the back drop of the 1993 Bombay Blasts)

only official visitors were allowed.. hmmm - bomb phat gaye, log mar gaye, and NOW everyone is concerned about who is going into the hotels???

The amount of attention given to SUCH PATHETIC issues - even if HALF of that attention was directed at the borders, explosive warehouses and THE WARNINGS received, there is a good chance that some of such incidents could be avoided.

Who came to visit the bombed sites is an issue. What's the purpose of the visit - is an issue. ok.

how about:

  • who all walked into your borders?
  • the purpose of THOSE visits?
  • investigating seriously where all the missing ammo from our own military warehouses went?
  • figuring out how come it is so easy to get explosives into the bloody country and walk around the city carrying those things.

I mean, FOR A CHANGE - inn baaton pe thoda dhyaan deke dekho. Chances are - these would be more helpful in protecting the people as opposed to - why RGV was walking around the Taj.

Pak .. or an inside job... US and/or Israel... political gains. Tonns of theories to chose from.

In my view - that is to be worried about at a later stage. Simply because, there is absolutely no way in hell this could have happened without help from inside our own borders - be it by a minister or by a greedy patrol man or a corrupt official and definitely a total breakdown of the security and intelligence system. Well, you can call it breakdown or you can refer to it as exposing their incompetence. Take your pick. 

This wasn't like an international flight was hijacked and rammed into the building. The problem lies WITHIN. The sooner we admit THAT, the sooner we can proceed towards remedial and preventive measures.

But we would be content with - proposing and entertaining - conspiracy theories and be satisfied with elections and resignations. Sigh... such simple souls.

that.. is the sad truth - maano ya na maano.

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Jaane Woh Kaise

 

jaane woh kaise log the jinke pyar ko pyar mila
humne to jab kaliyaan maangi - kaaton ka haar mila

khushiyon ki manzil dhoondi to gham ki gard mili
chhaahat ke naghme chhaahe to - aahen sard mili
dil ke bojh ko dugna kar gya - jo gham-khaar mila

bichhad gayaa har saathi de kar pal do pal ka saath
kisko fursat hai jo thhaame deewanon ka haath
hum ko apna saaya tak aksar bezaar mila

isko hi jeena kehte hain to yun hi jee lenge
uff na karenge, lab see lenge, aansu pee lenge
gham se ab ghabraana kaisa, gham sau baar mila

Jeff Dunham & A(c)hmed - Dead Terrorist

Friday, December 5, 2008

'Wanted' Bullets - Could Be Real

Anybody remember the movie Wanted. I am sure you guys would remember the cool bullets. Well, Lockheed and Martin are trying to come up with bullets that can change course.. midflight.

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What if a sniper could fire a bullet that changed course in midflight, to hit its target? The Pentagon is handing out nearly $22 million to try to find out.

Darpa, the Defense Department's far-out research arm, announced a pair of contracts last Tuesday, to start designing a super, .50-caliber sniper rifle that fires guided bullets. Lockheed Martin received $12.3 million for the "Exacto," or Extreme Accuracy Tasked Ordnance, project, while Teledyne Scientific & Imaging got another $9.5 million.

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Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Windows Live Writer - On My MacBook

Not really that difficult. :D

Installed VMware Fusion, then installed Windows XP on the virtual partition, and then downloaded Windows Live Writer. Perhaps one of the very few applications that Microsoft managed to get right.

To be honest, the only reason I bothered getting the virtual machine thing on my MacBook was only so that I could use the Live Writer.

Zain - Kuwait

All incoming calls on Zain lines is now free.

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Nashe Mein Kaun Nahin Hai

Kissi ko husn ka guroor - jawaani ka nasha
Kissi ke dil pe mohabbat ki ravaani ka nasha
Kissi ko dekh ke,saanson se ubharta hai nasha
bina piye bhi kahin hadh se guzarta hai nasha

nashe mein kaun nahin hai - mujhe bataao zara
kisse hai hosh, mere saamne to laao zara
nasha hai sab pe, magar rang nashe ka hai juda

khili-khili hui subah pe hai - shabnam ka nasha
hava pe khushboo ka, badal pe hai rimjhim ka nasha
kahin suroor hai khushiyon ka, kahin gham ka nasha

nasha sharaab mein hota to - naachti botal
maikade jhoomte, paimaanon mein hoti hulchul

clink.

My First Mac

Got my first MacBook over the weekend. Not bad at all, actually, it's been fun. Will take some getting used to.

I got the 2.0 ghz one. 

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Thursday, November 27, 2008

Colour Coded Speedometer

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Now, Honda has released images of the Japanese Insight's EDAS which shows us the color-changing speedometer background that is used in the system's guidance function. If the color behind the number is green, you're driving efficiently. Get a little sloppy, and a bit of blue appears. When you're driving in the least economical fashion, the whole screen turns blue.

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Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Kal Tak Mujhko Gaurav Tha

kal tak mujhko gaurav tha - main devtaaon ki hoon santaan 
aaj magar hoon aadha jaanwar - aaj hoon mein aadha insaan

kal tak meri dhadkan-dhadkan jeevan raag sunaati thi 
aaj hai mere ang ang mein jaise thanda ek shamshaan

kaun pukaara kaun pukaara - dekho sab kuch badal gaya 
koi peeche choot gaya hai - koi aage nikal gaya

aag ke hain ye naag jo hain lipte hue mere tan se 
pairon se aur baazoo se aur seene se aur gardan se
 

dharti ki aankhen bheegi hain - ambar bhi rota hai 
duniya mein koi sab paata hai aur koi sab khota hai

jharne ho nadiyaan ya sagar - sab hain paani ke dhaare 
lekin in aankhon ke aasoon - jaise pighle angaare

cheekh rahi hai saari dishayen - koi disha khaamosh nahin 
dosh nahin hai tera lekin - phir bhi tu nirdosh nahin

doob na jaaye duniya teri - aason ki is baarish mein 
lagta hai tera dil aur aankhen - dono hain iss saazish mein

Kya Ye Bhi Zindagi Hai Ki Raahat Kabhi Na Ho

Krishan Mohan...

kya ye bhi zindagi hai ki raahat kabhi na ho
aisi bhi to kisi se mohabbat kabhi na ho

vaadaa zaruur karte hain - aate nahin kabhi
phir ye bhi chaahte hain shikaayat kabhi na ho

shaam-e-visaal bhi ye tagaaful ye berukhi
teri razaa hai mujhko masarrat kabhi na ho

ahabaab ne diye hain mujhe kis tarah fareb
mujhsa bhi koi saadaa tabiyat kabhi na ho

lab to ye kah rahe hain ke uth, badh ke chuum le
aankhon ka ye ishaaraa ke jurr'at kabhi na ho

dil chaahta hai phir vahi fursat ke raat din
mujhko to tere khayaal se fursat kabhi na ho

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Ram Jethmalani Slams IBN

Awesome! Thanks KK

Some of the comments on Youtube are cool too. Such as:

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    • What a stupid bitch. She is pretty, she should learn to just keep her mouth shut and look pretty LOL - labartic
    • The Press' job is NOT to reflect public opinion, but to report facts. - dion1tj
    • Absolutely right. This was brilliant. One of the better videos I've watched in a while. Defense attorneys have an obligation that has nothing to do with public opinion, decency, or morality. Mind you, these are all worthwhile pursuits in their own time and place. Nevertheless, the moment we make sentimentality a factor, we lose a reliable means of enforcing our laws. Leave opinions and feelings for courts of equity.- ProjectInsanity
    • At the end of the day, it's my penis. STFU you friggin pseudo intellectual whore.- horneyvirus

The last comment is actually very close to what I wanted to say.

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USB Lunchbox

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Yes, it's the Japs, again. USB Powered Lunchbox to keep your lunch hot.

http://www.thanko.jp/hot_launchbag/

Monday, November 24, 2008

Kya Se Kya Ho Gayaa

kya se kya ho gayaa - bewafaa - tere pyaar mein
chaahaa kya, kya milaa - bewafaa - tere pyaar mein

chalo suhaanaa bharam to tootaa - jaanaa ke husn kya hai
kahati hai jis ko pyaar duniya - kya cheez kya balaa hai
dil ne kya naa sahaa - bewafaa - tere pyaar mein

tere mere dil ke beech ab to - sadiyon ke faasale hain
yakin hogaa kise ke hum tum - ek raah sang chale hain
honaa hai, aaur kya - bewafaa - tere pyaar mein

Kya Hua Tera Waada

 

kya hua tera waada - woh kasam, woh iraada
bhoolega dil - jis din tumhen
woh din zindagi ka aakhri din hoga

yaad hai mujhko, tune kaha tha - tumse nahin roothenge kabhi
dil ki tarah se haath mile hain - kaise bhala chhootenge kabhi
teri baahon mein beeti har shyaam - bewafa yeh bhi kya yaad nahin

kya hua tera waada - woh kasam, woh iraada
bhoolega dil jis din tumhen
woh din zindagi ka aakhri din hoga

oh kehne waale mujhko farebi - kaun farebi hai yeh bata
woh jisne gham liya pyaar ki khaatir - ya jisne pyaar ko bech diya
nasha daulat ka aisa bhi kya - ke tujhe kuch bhi yaad nahin

Wataniya Offer

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Sunday, November 23, 2008

Weeds - Season 1

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Got done with Season 1. Funny stuff. Not bad at all. 

Hope Season 2 is as good. Have it downloaded already, just haven't been able to watch it, yet.

Kaabe Se Butkade Se Kabhi Bazm-E-Yaar Se

Shamim Jaipuri...

kaabe se butkade se kabhi bazm-e-yaar se
aavaaz de rahaa hoon tujhe har muqaam se

naa-aashnaa hai aaj vahi mere naam se
duniya pukaarti thi jinhen mere naam se

uff ye shab-e-firaaq ke maaron ki bekhudi
khud hi bujha diya hai charaagon ko shaam se

dil mein fareb lab pe tabassum nazar mein pyaar
luute gaye 'shamim' bade ehatimaam se

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Animated Rajnikanth

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Friday, November 21, 2008

Shano Shano - Yuvraaj

WTF?? how the hell can you call this a song? Gulzaar sahib!! aise gaane ke saath aap ka naam - ab to hadh hi hogayi!

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everybody in the party are you ready say ex, ex, ex
go with the flow say plo, oo
ready for d put the d to the e, e, e
explode with me, explode

Yes.. please! Everyone who is associated with coming up with this trash should explode.

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atke atke, kitne latke, deke bulaye tu
ander ander beech samunder, dubki khaaye tu

Does this even make sense!!! 

Gulzar and Rahman when together, usually do come up with nonsense lyrics (anyone remember songs from Sathiya - ' geeli hansi, peeli hansi '), - but this shano shano is the newest low for Gulzar. Some how, I am sure that this - shitty trashy crappy number - is going to be a bloody hit! - in case it already isn't one yet. Seriously.. the public lacks refined taste.

Incase someone thinks I am being too harsh or whatever with my criticism.. well.. check this out:

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roz yehin par aana, jab suraj wapis jaye
aadha din ho aadha, oh aadhe raat ke saaye
roz yahin se jaana, jab suraj shaam nahaye
doob raha ho aadha, paani mein gaute khaye

pakka shikari hain, pakka shikari - aari chalaata hain, aari aari aari
tune chalaaye hain, barche hazaron - apni to pehli hai, baari baari baari
pyaala pyala, mai ka pyaala

 

WTF is that supposed to mean? no seriously... pakka shikaari hai.. pakka shikaari - aari challata hai - aari aari aari!! - did a four year old come up with that line?

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tez hawa se uttraa, to panvv pe chalna hoga
dhoop mein paanv jalenge, to chaanv mein chalna hoga

Maadar .... (sorry.. BEEP BEEP) What next?? lift nahin chalegi.. stairs se chadhnaa hoga?? Tu nahin rukega.. tujhe khud hi maarna hoga?

And btw, what's with most of the new songs (using the term - songs, rather loosely over here) having that bloody chipmunk voice? It's there in this one and heard in one of the Dostana tracks too. Kya re, gaana hai to dhang se gaao, otherwise - go to some bloody TV 'TALENT' Show and beg for votes.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Guns N Roses - New Album - Online!

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Guns N' Roses have launched their new album on MySpace, days ahead of its release in shops.

Chinese Democracy, the US rock band's first album in 15 years, will not be available to buy until Monday.

But fans can hear the album on the band's MySpace page. They are one of the highest-profile acts to use the site to launch a record.

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Allo SMS - Wataniya

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Send an Allo sms now and let your friends and family hear your voice!
It is an alternate way to communicate
Send short voice sms locally or internationally
No activation or subscription fee

  • Local message - 55 Fils
  • International message - 120 fils

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Tuesday, November 18, 2008

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SMSes to guide you through Delhi traffic

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NEW DELHI: To ensure smooth traffic on roads, the Delhi Police has decided to launch a campaign to guide people about traffic congestion and to educate them about road laws.

The campaigning will be launched through SMSes, television and radio, asking people to avoid certain routes where congestion is reported.
Traffic rules and regulations will be publicised through banners, hoardings, advertisements in newspapers and televisions, among other means.

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Yawn.... So now there will be RKFM 99.7's Linda yapping all over Delhi as well.

Shit happens.

Toshiba G 450

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Seems impressive.

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Monday, November 17, 2008

Weeds

 

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Started off with this new show, Weeds (Thanks Yousef). Awesome, funny shit. It's really cool (so far). ohh and just for a heads up, it's R rated.

It's an old show, as in - it started back in 2005. I seem to have missed this one. I have it now, though.

Jahaan Phuulon Ko Khilna Tha - Vahin Khilte To Achha Tha

Saadullah Shah...

jahaan phuulon ko khilna tha - vahin khilte to achha tha
tumhin ko hum ne chaahaa tha - tumhin milte to achha tha

koi aakar humen puuchhe - tumhen kaise bhulaayaa hai
tumhaare khat ko ashkon se shab-e-gham mein jalaayaa hai
hazaaron zakhm aise hain - agar silte to achha tha

tumhen jitna bhulaayaa hai - tumhari yaad aai hai
bahaar-e-nau jo aai hai vo hi khushbuu laai hai
tumhare lab meri khaatir agar hilte to achha tha

milaa hai lutf bhi hum ko hasin yaadon ki jhil-mil mein
katati hai zindagi tum bin magar itni si hai dil mein
agar tum aate to achha tha - agar milte to achha tha

Saturday, November 15, 2008

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Traitor

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Yawn...

Slow. Really slow. Not nearly enough action sequences. Extremely disappointed about that. The ending is a total let down. 

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Linda's Corner Today

 

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http://www.lindascornertoday.com/

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Linda's Corner is going to (BE) fun for me

Your (YOU ARE) going to be able to sent (SEND) me your request and dedications, to be announced on the radio...

Your (YOU ARE) going to find great recipes and you can send in yours to (BE) shared with everyone. And a page For Our Health.Your suggestions on what you want will be considered SO just click.

 

She asked for suggestions, here is one - PROOFREADING.

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Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Feng Shui Compass

 

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Err... in case, someone may be interested...

Personal view - What crap!

http://www.fortunecompass.com/

Jaan-E-Sukuun Aa Bhi Jaa - Tera Hi Intezaar Hai

Yahya Jasdanwalla...

jaan-e-sukuun aa bhi jaa - tera hi intezaar hai
aankhon se ashk hai ravaan - jaan bhi beqaraar hai

hone ko fasl-e-gul bhi hai daavat-e-aish hai magar
apni bahaar ka mujhe aaj bhi intezaar hai

saare sahaare ishq ke - tuut chuke hain hijr mein
ek tumhaari yaad bas - dard ki gham-gusaar hai

ahad-e-vafaa ka aap ke - lutf-o-karam ka aap ke
aur kissi ko ho na ho - mujh ko aitabaar hai

lut gai gham ki aabru - lut chuki dil ki aarzu
'yahya' nigaah-e-lutf ka - phir bhi ummidvaar hai

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Gmail - Voice & Video Chat

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We've just started to roll out Gmail voice and video chat for both PCs and Macs, so if you don't see it right away, don't worry -- it could take a day or so for this feature to be available in all Gmail and Google Apps accounts. If you want to download the plugin right away, visithttp://gmail.com/videochat

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Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Full Length Shows On YouTube

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Popular video-sharing Web site YouTube takes a new step in its quest to boost the company’s advertising revenue. The plan to show full-length television shows and films will now also include Metro Goldwyn Mayer’s archives, in addition to the content from other networks. Google, YouTube’s owner, has been searching for several months for a good strategy to take its earnings to the next level.

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Sarah Connor Chronicles - Season 2

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Getting lame. I am done watching the first 5 episodes. It's just not as much fun now. Have the other episodes on the hard drive as well, just not in a rush to watch them. 

Dean Winters as Charley Dixon and Richard Jones playing James Ellison are pretty much pointless characters, in my view. I doubt we will be seeing Charley anymore in the series (hopefully). Wish they would do away with Ellison too.

Shirley Manson as Catherine Weaver - not happening.

Summer Glau as Cameron was a lot cooler in the first season. Now, there seems to be just way too many problems with her 'chip' and not all of them make sense.

The Matrix On Windows

Monday, November 10, 2008

Headlines - Indian Markets

These are just some of them, over the past few days. I am not even putting up the headlines for October or September yet.

Does anyone else feel that India doesn't really need a finance ministry or the SEBI? I mean, everything seems to be explained by ' GLOBAL CUES '. If GLOBAL CUES is going to be the cause and effect of everything, then what's with all the talk about India Shining, India being a resilient economy etc.

Wonder why it's so hard to just REPORT. Seriously, wouldn't it be more sensible to just say ' Markets opened higher' or ' Markets opened lower' or 'Markets opened flat' instead of trying to put up a reason to it. Especially when the reason for everything is going to be the same.

Seat Belt

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Ishq Fanaa Ka Naam Hai - Ishq Mein Zindagi Na Dekh

Jigar Moradabadi...

ishq fanaa ka naam hai - ishq mein zindagi na dekh
jalvaaa-e-aaftaab ban - zarre mein roshni na dekh

shauq ko rahnumaa banaa - jo ho chukaa kabhi na dekh
aag dabi hui nikaal - aag bujhi hui na dekh

tujh ko khudaa ka vaastaa - tu meri zindagi na dekh
jis ki sahar bhi shaam ho - uss ki siyaah shavi na dekh

Friday, November 7, 2008

Dexter - Season 3

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Awesome. The show is still cool. Love it the way it is and yes, Rita is a little less annoying than she was in the previous seasons (well I found her annoying). Perhaps one of the few shows about which I don't want to change anything.

Done with the first 6 episodes. Wanted to wait to get more, but then just couldn't help myself. For the shows that I do like, I usually wait till I have the entire season, or at least the next few episodes before I start watching and get done with all the episodes I do have (I don't do it for Heroes, because I don't really like that show, I watch that when I have nothing else to watch).

Can't wait for more.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Airtel DTH Ad

Most of the Airtel ads are cool. This one, is really cool (for me), because inspite of Kareena (thuuu) featuring in the ad, I don't have a problem with it. That doesn't happen often.

Is Tarah Sataaya Hai Pareshan Kiya Hai

Afzal Firdaus...

is tarah sataaya hai pareshan kiya hai
goya ki muhabbat nahin ehasaan kiya hai

socha tha ki tum doosaron jaise nahin hoge
tum ne bhi vahi kaam meri jaan kiya hai

mushkil tha bahut mere liye tark-e-ta'alluq
ye kaam bhi tum ne mera aasan kiya hai

har roz sajaate hain teri hijr mein gunche
ankhon ko teri yaad mein guldaan kiya hai

Hologram Technology On CNN

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Tuesday, November 4, 2008

The Ocean Breeze - For Sale

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The Iraqi government plans to sell a luxury yacht, moored off the French resort of Nice, that was one of many opulent treasures belonging to former dictator Saddam Hussein, a senior official said yesterday.

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For a mere $30 million, you too can cruise the high seas like a Middle Eastern dictator -- or a comic book supervillain. The Iraq government is putting Saddam Hussein's 270 foot-long yacht up for sale.

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Saturday, November 1, 2008

Ik Zara Dil Ke Qarib Aao To Kuch Chain Pade

Ganesh Bihari Tarz...

ik zara dil ke qarib aao to kuch chain pade
jaam ko jaam se takraao to kuch chain pade

baithe baithe to har mauj se dil dahalegaa
badhke tuufaan se takraao to kuch chain pade

ji ulajhta hai nagmaa-e-rangin sun kar
geet ek dard bharaa gaao to kuch chain pade

daag ke sher javaani mein bhale lagte hain
meer ki koi ghazal gaao to kuch chain pade

yaad-e-ayaan mein guzishtaan se ijaazat lekar
'tarz' kuch der ko so jaao to kuch chain pade

A Message For Sarah Palin

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Transsiberian

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I downloaded this because the cast said Ben Kingsley. Watchable, but... 

The movie starts off okay, not engaging but tolerable. Starts getting a bit pathetic but then with Ben Kinglsey back, it does seem to get a bit interesting, sigh only for a little while. Then it turns really bla. By the time the movie actually started to make sense, I had lost all interest. Some of the one liners were good.

Woody Harrelson is annoying, always has been and in all likelihood, always will be. I don't think it's just the characters that he plays. Guess it's his voice. 

The escape from the dungeon / torture chamber or whatever, and then driving away with the train, ridiculous. No, it's not funny, it's ridiculous.

Carlos being murdered, err.. well the movie would have made a lot of sense if he was KILLED and not murdered by the super dumb chick (totally unnecessary and really screws up things for the movie).

When Carlos was making out with the dumb chick, and parts of the church were falling off, hell - one of the logs could have hit Carlos on the head, and he would have been killed. That would make a hell lot more sense.

See, if I had known earlier that there was money involved, I could understand why these guys were desperate to track down the people involved. Because, it just seemed really stupid to go through all this nonsense, when you had already recovered the dope.

It could have been a really entertaining engaging movie, but the makers just didn't think enough. It really wasn't that difficult, they could have really made this well. It's a bit surprising that they screwed up the simplest of things and missed out on the obvious. 

The most surprising part for me is, the reviews. People seem to be really impressed with the movie. It's watchable - at best.

Even if you choose to ignore the basic mistakes, aren't too bright and of course are easily impressed by mediocre trash, this still isn't as good / great - as mentioned in the reviews. 

Haaye Vo Vaqt-E-Judaai Ke Tumhaare Aansuu

Hakim Nasir...

haaye vo vaqt-e-judaai ke tumhaare aansuu
gir ke daaman pe bane the jo sitaare aansuu

laal-o-gauhar ke khazaane hain ye saare aansuu
koi aankhon se churaa le na tumhaare aansuu

teri aankhon mein agar hon to sitaare aansuu
meri aankhon mein agar hon to bechaare aansuu

in ko 'nasir' na kabhi aankh se girne dena
unko lagte hain meri aankh mein pyaare aansuu

Friday, October 31, 2008

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The English is clear enough to lorry drivers - but the Welsh reads "I am not in the office at the moment. Please send any work to be translated."

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Knight Rider - 2008

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Just watched the first two episodes. Err.. not as interesting. The show isn't as engaging (as the old series), not yet anyways.  Perhaps it's because I was a lot less critical when I was a kid (Well, I was critical even then, just not as much). This one does have reasonable eye candy, but err... lets see. Hope the show gets better.

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Chair Helps You Lose Weight

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Seat designed to reduce body weight while sitting. I-Cool, the first ever Exercise-Free, Calorie Burning seat designed to deliver significantly increased sedentary calorie burn rates.

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Seriously doubt if this thing would work.

Power To The People - Asus - Intel

WePC website launched, where the people (i.e. people who use the laptops and net-books), come up with the design. Build the laptop you want and it might get picked by some designer and your concept may be implemented.

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Monday, October 27, 2008

Crazy About The Eee PC

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Those are all Eee Pc's 1000H.

The way this happened was, a colleague got himself an Eee PC 1000H. Brought it to the office. Everyone loved it. Some of them wanted one too. So he puts up an order and they arrived today. The result - well five of them sitting on a table and my colleague was running windows update on all of them and getting them ready for our other colleagues.

The Eee PC wall looked kind of cool so I clicked a pic.

Zain Mobile TV

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Mobile TV service that allows Zain prepaid & postpaid customers the ability to view live selected television channels on their 3G enabled handsets. Mobile TV offers two services, Live TV and Video On Demand.

  • Live TV: selecting from a variety of live channels to watch on your handset.

  • Video On Demand: are short video clips, which are viewed through your mobile which can contain music videos, candid camera, sports events, mobishows etc...  They are charged per event. And You can only see the clip once.

What is the cost?

Live TV: 3kd per month (unlimited viewing)

Video On Demand: 300fils and 500fils

 

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Saturday, October 25, 2008

Friday, October 24, 2008

Bushism

Unfairly but truthfully, our party has been tagged as being against things. Anti-immigrant, for example. And we're not a party of anti-immigrants. Quite the opposite. We're a party that welcomes people.
    --George W. Bush
Cleveland, OH
07/01/2000

The Hunt For Eagle One

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Yawn...

Theresa Randle can't act, and honestly, I don't think she looks good either (she might have the body, but the face is just yukh).

The movie is absolute crap. Beaten to death plot, crappy actors, crappier acting, horrible screenplay.

Don't watch.

Haath Uthe Hain Magar Lab Pe Duaa Koi Nahin

Ahmed Faraz...

haath uthe hain magar lab pe duaa koi nahin
ki ibaadat bhi vo jis ki jazaa koi nahin

ye bhi vaqt aanaa tha ab to gosh har aavaaz hai
aur mere barbaad-e-dil mein sadaa koi nahin

aa ke ab taslim kar len tu nahin to main sahi
kaun maanega ke hum mein bevafaa koi nahin

vaqt ne vo khaak udaai hai ke dil ke dasht se
qaafile guzare hain phir bhi naqsh-e-paa koi nahin

khud ko yuun mahasuur kar baitha huun apni zaat mein
manzilen chaaron taraf hai raastaa koi nahin

kaise raaston se chale aur kis jagah pahunche 'faraz'
yaa hujuum-e-dostaan thaa saath yaa koi nahin

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Selective Memory Eraser

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Amping up a chemical in the mouse brain and then triggering the animal's recall can cause erasure of those, and only those, specific memories, according to research in the most recent issue of the journal Neuron. While the study was done in mice that were genetically modified to react to the chemical, the results suggest that it might one day be possible to develop a drug for eliminating specific, long-term memories, something that could be a boon for those suffering from debilitating phobias or post-traumatic stress disorder.

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Can't wait....

I have spoken about this a few times before (the most recent one is here).

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Distraction

and we brough down gas prices

Canned Responses - Gmail

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If you're sick of typing out the same reply every time someone emails you with a common question, now you can compose your reply once and save the message text with the "Canned responses" button. Later, you can open that same message and send it again and again.

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Sunday, October 19, 2008

Are You A Believer?

Well, are you?

Isn't believing in God more important than the concept of religion? I mean, why the big fuss? 'I believe in God' - why can't it be that simple? Is it absolutely necessary to complicate matters? Is it really that necessary?

A rose by any other name would still smell the same, right? Can the stature of God be increased or decreased because someone refers to the supreme being with another name? Is it really possible? Could God be THAT PICKY, could the all forgiving, all merciful really be that rigid?? Is a segregation really necessary? Is it even relevant?

If I say India and you say Bharat and they say Hindustan, does it mean that each one of us is talking about a different country?

Saturday, October 18, 2008

The Edge Of Love

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Obviously enough, I downloaded this only because of Keira Knightley. I really enjoyed the movie. It's different. A great performance put in by Keira Knightley. The effort she has put in (of course credit goes to the vocal coach Claire Underwood too), needs special mention. Keira sings her own songs and does them well.

It is interesting, but it's not going to be enjoyed by many. I am very sure of it. The majority is going to find this movie slow and filled with confused characters (one of my friend's exact statement). I just think - these people lack refined taste. But hey, that's just my view.

I liked the movie but I really wouldn't recommend it to everyone.

Guzre Dinon Ki Yaad Barasti Ghataa Lage

Qateel Shifai...

guzre dinon ki yaad barasti ghataa lage
guzruun jo us gali se to thandi havaa lage

mehmaan banke aaye kissi roz agar vo shakhs
uss roz bin sajaaye mera ghar sajaa lage

main iss liye manaataa nahin vasl ki khushi
mere raqib ki na mujhe bad-duaa lage

vo qahat dosti ka padaa hai ki in dinon
jo muskuraa ke baat kare aashnaa lage

tark-e-vafaa ke baad ye us ki adaa 'qateel'
mujhako sataaye ko_i to us ko buraa lage

Friday, October 17, 2008

The Rocker

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Time pass. Nothing great. A bit gross, but watchable.

Journey To The Centre Of The Earth

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Err.. Well, it's ok. Watchable. The kids might enjoy it. It's not bad. I just couldn't seem to get interested. Just didn't seem to be concerned about the characters or where the story was going. It was playing, I was watching, but I honestly couldn't care less about any of the characters or the story.

Don't really know what it was that put me off. I just didn't find it engaging enough.

Righteous Kill

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NICE!

Now that's how you make a movie. Loved the screenplay. Really enjoyed it. Do watch.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Get Smart

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Not as bad as it could have been.

Watchable. Masi Oka features in this too (that's Hiro Nakamuro from Heroes). Pleasantly enough, he doesn't talk much in the movie and doesn't have much of a role.

Time pass. Watchable. Or.. err.. probably I feel that way, given all the trash I have been subjected to, off late.

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