Thursday, July 31, 2008

Mere Jaise Ban Jaaoge

Saeed Rahi...

Mere jaise ban jaaoge - jab ishq tumhen ho jaayegaa
divaaron se sar takraaoge - jab ishq tumhen ho jaayegaa

har baat gavaaraa kar loge - mannat bhi utaaraa kar loge
taabizen bhi bandhavaaoge - jab ishq tumnhen ho jaayegaa

tanhaai ke jhuule jhuuloge - har baat puraani bhuloge
aaine se tum ghabaraaoge jab ishq tumhen ho jaayegaa

jab suraj bhi kho jaayegaa aur chaand kahin so jaayegaa
tum bhi ghar der se aaoge - jab ishq tumhen ho jaayegaa

bechaini badh jaayegi aur yaad kissi ki aayegi
tum meri ghazalen gaaoge - jab ishq tumhen ho jaayegaa

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Chhupaaye Dil Mein Ghamon Ka Jahaan Baithe Hain

Sagar Siddiqui...

Chhupaaye dil mein ghamon ka jahaan baithe hain
tumhaari bazm mein hum bezabaan baithe hain

ye aur baat ki manzil pe hum pahunch na sake
magar ye kam hai ki raahon ko chhaan baithe hain

fugaan hai dard hai soz-o-firaaq-o-daag-e-alam
abhi to ghar mein bahut meharbaan baithe hain

ab aur gardish-e-taqadeer kya sataayegi
lutaa ke ishq mein naam-o-nishaan baithe hain

vo ek lafz-e-mohabbat hi dil ka dushman hai
jisse shariat-e-ehasaas maan baithe hain

hai maikadon ki bahaaron se dosti 'sagar'
baraaye had-e-yaqeen-o-gumaan baithe hain

Emergency Credit - Zain

Hmm, now this seems interesting.

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The next time you have to make that important call and your credit is nearing zero, just go ahead and make it.

Zain Emergency Credit service will add 500 fils to your balance so you can keep talking and you can repay us when you make your next recharge.

Send 500 to 99990 to activate this service for free.

Link

Chance To Win Package Worth KD 10,000 - Zain

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Talk more with Zain Roaming and you may win our grand prize of KD 10,000 for you & your family

In addition, there would also be 6 lucky winners every month to win valuable mobile handsets.
Get luck this summer with Zain!

Notes :

  • For every KD 5 of roaming usage, you will earn a ticket which entitles you to enter our bi-weekly draws and our grand prize draw
  • The more tickets you earn the higher your chances to win our grand prize
  • This offer is valid from July 1st until August 31st 2008
  • A maximum KD 10000 vacation package includes air tickets on business class, 5 nights accommodation and KD 100 for expenses per night

Link

Scent-Emitting LCD's - Japan

Hmm Japan.. why am I not surprised.

signage

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In front of the LCD display, there are coupon books that can be used at the restaurants advertised in the videos. So, the purpose of the system is to attract people by videos and scents, and to make them grab a copy of the coupon books. This experiment is being conducted to verify the system's effect of drawing customers.

Link

Monday, July 28, 2008

HTC Touch Diamond - Bored

Done with it. Shoved in my secondary sim card (well actually, it's more like tertiary, I hardly ever use it) into the Diamond and I am back to my Sony Ericsson P1i.

Somethings are just too good to give up. Sony Ericsson is one of them (for me at least). Have been using the P series for a while now. Started off with the P800 and since then, have found it extremely difficult to settle for anything other than a SE. After the P800, got the P900. Loved it. Moved on to the P910 (for a bit), then P990 and then the P1. Loved all of them.

In between, did try out some Nokias and Motorolas. Just not happening.  

Will be using the Diamond as a GPS or something.

Now we wait for the Xperia :) 

Sunday, July 27, 2008

When Love & Hate Collide - Def Leppard

You could have a change of heart - if you would only change your mind
instead of slamming down the phone, girl - for the hundredth time
I got your number on my wall - but I ain't going to make that call
when divided we stand, baby - united we fall

got the time got a chance - going to make it
got my hands on your heart - going to take it
all I know, I can't fight this flame

you could have a change of heart - if you would only change your mind
because I am crazy about you baby - time after time

without you
one night alone - is like a year without you baby
do you have a heart of stone
without you - can't stop the hurt inside
when love and hate collide

I don't want to fight no more - I don't know what we're fighting for
when we treat each other, baby - like an act of war
I could tell a million lies and it would come as no surprise
when the truth is like a stranger - hits you right between the eyes

there's a time and a place and a reason
and I know I got a love to believe in
all I know got to win this time

without you
one night alone - is like a year without you baby
do you have a heart of stone
without you - can't stop the hurt inside
when love and hate collide

you could have a change of heart - if you would only change your mind
because I am crazy about you baby
crazy - crazy

without you
one night alone - is like a year without you baby
do you have a heart of stone

without you
one night alone - is like a year without you baby
if you have a heart at all !!!

without you
can't stop the hurt inside
when love and hate collide

HTC Touch Diamond - Wake up Without Pressing The Power Button

Ok. Having to press the power button to wake up your diamond is inconvenient. At least for me. The Power button thing is just stupid. The stylus wake is cool, but not always feasible (pulling out the stylus, wakes up the phone).  My diamond wakes up on pressing the centre button or any of the other hard keys.

A few minutes after I got my diamond, I set it up so it would wake up when I would press any of the hard keys. I thought it was simple enough, but apparently not. Plenty of people still asking about how to wake up the phone without having to press the power button.

I do find it a bit surprising though. I mean.. err.. anyways, this is how I did it:

  • Start - Settings - System
  • Key Lock icon
  • When device is off:
    Select - DO NOT LOCK BUTTONS

Chupke Chupke Raat Din

Hasrat Mohani ...

chupke chupke raat din aansuu bahaana yaad hai
hum ko ab tak aashiqi ka vo zamaanaa yaad hai

baahazaaraan iztiraab-o-sad-hazaaraan ishtiyaaq
tujhse vo pahle pahal dil ka lagaanaa yaad hai

tujhse milte hi vo bebaak ho jaanaa mera
aur tera daaton mein vo ungli dabaanaa yaad hai

kheench lenaa vo mera parde ka kona daffaatan
aur dupatte se tera vo muunh chhupaanaa yaad hai

jaan kar sotaa tujhe vo qasa-e-paabosii mera
aur tera thukaraa ke sar vo muskuraanaa yaad hai

tujh ko jab tanhaa kabhi paanaa to azraahe-lihaaz
haal-e-dil baaton hi baaton mein jataanaa yaad hai

jab sivaa mere tumhaaraa koi deevaanaa na thaa
sach kaho kya tum ko bhi vo kaarkhaanaa yaad hai

gair ki nazron se bachkar sab ki marzi ke khilaaf
vo tera chori chhipe raaton ko aanaa yaad hai

aa gaya gar vasl ki shab bhi kahin zikr-e-firaaq
vo tera ro ro ke mujhko bhi rulaanaa yaad hai

do-pahar ki dhuup mein mere bulaane ke liye
vo tera kothe pe nange paaon aanaa yaad hai

dekhna mujhko jo bargashtaa to sau sau naaz se
jab manaa lenaa to phir khud ruuth jaanaa yaad hai

chori chori hum se tum aa kar mile the jis jagah
muddaten guzarin par ab tak wo thikaanaa yaad hai

berukhi ke saath sunaanaa dard-e-dil ki dastaan
aur tera hathon mein vo kangan ghumaanaa yaad hai

vaqt-e-rukhsat alvidaa kaa lafz kahne ke liye
vo tere sukhe labon ka thar-tharaanaa yaad hai

baavajuud-e-iddaa-e-ittaqaa 'hasrat' mujhe
aaj tak ahad-e-havas ka ye fasaanaa yaad hai

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Friday, July 25, 2008

Dexter Season 3 - Coming Soon

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Ok, so not THAT soon. Season 3 to premier on September 28th 2008. Been waiting for this. 

HTC Touch Diamond - Disable Threaded Sms

Many people like the conversation view of SMS in WM6.1. I don't. Incase someone may want to disable the threaded view, this is how it's done.

  • Using your registry editor, go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Inbox\Settings\OEM\
  • Create a new DWORD value
  • Value Name:
    SMSInboxThreadingDisabled
  • Value Data:
    1

There is another registry tweak, but apparently that makes you lose the SMS notification. This one seems to work fine

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Withdrawal Time Table

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timelines

Bush EXPLAINS The Credit Crunch

This is why you should always carry a cell phone which has video recording capabilities.

Link

Just one problem though, the BBC article says:

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Members of the media were not invited and the audience had been asked to turn off their cameras.

My only problem with that is, you keep seeing camera flashes through out the clip. Now, given that the media wasn't there, then who in their right mind would want to snap away pictures of this moron?

hmm.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

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Mohobbat mein nahin hai faraq jeene aur marne ka
ussi ko dekh kar jeete hain, jiss kaafir pe dam nikle

clink

Complete ghazal, click here

Dil Ko Kya Ho Gayaa - Khuda Jaane

Daag Dehlvi...

dil ko kya ho gayaa - khuda jaane
kyon hai aisaa udaas - kya jaane

kah diya maine haal-e-dil apna
iss ko tum jaano - yaa khuda jaane

jaante jaante hi jaanegaa
mujh mein kya hai - abhi wo kya jaane

tum na paaoge saadaa dil mujh saa
jo tagaaful ko bhi - hayaa jaane

Tum Pukaar Lo

Hemant Kumar
Lyrics: Gulzar

Tum pukaar lo - tumhara intezaar hai - tum pukar lo
khwaab chun rahi hai raat beqarar hai
tumhaara intezaar hai
tum pukaar lo

honth pe liye hue, dil ki baat hum
jaagte rahenge aur kitni raat hum
muqtasar si baat hai - tum se pyaar hai
tumhaara intezaar hai

tum pukaar lo

dil bahal to jaayega, iss khayaal se
haal mil gaya tumhaara apne haal se
raat ye qaraar ki - beqaraar hai
tumhaara intezaar hai

tum pukaar lo

Afghanistan II

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Tuesday, July 22, 2008

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It's nice if someone misses you when they are feeling low or having a bad day, right?

Personally, I always thought it was a good thing. Realised the other day, it isn't. Thought about it and ... well.. the only reason the person ended up thinking about you is - he or she didn't have anything else to do or anyone else to talk to. So, you are like on the bottom of their list. More like a last resort thing.

Sigh.. it would definitely mean something if someone misses you even when they are having a good time.

Wasp Injection Knife

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Senior police officers have been warned to look out for a new knife which can inject a ball of compressed gas into its victim that instantly freezes internal organs.

The 'wasp knife', which can deliver a ball of compressed gas capable of killing its victim at the press of a button, may be heading for Britain, the Metropolitan Police fear.

Link

Monday, July 21, 2008

Bebasi Jurm Hai Hausla Jurm Hai

Ayaz Jhanswi...

bebasi jurm hai hausla jurm hai
zindagi teri ik-ik adaa jurm hai

ai sanam tere baare mein kuch soch kar
apne baare mein kuch sochna jurm hai

yaad rakhna tujhe mera ik jurm thaa
bhuul jaanaa tujhe doosra jurm hai

kya sitam hai ke tere hasin shehar mein
har taraf gaur se dekhna jurm hai

HTC Touch Diamond - Themes

Just in case if someone may be interested.

o2bluehe7 

 

To change the themes on TouchFlo3d you will need TF3D Config Ver 0.6 (Crtsy: Sushilange) installed on your Diamond.

You can get themes from (more will be coming in soon) here. The thread also includes a step by step guide on how to install the themes.

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The trouble with trying to keep everyone happy.

In the beginning, one might think that it's actually working. But with time, one realises that the only thing people tend to remember is - how many times you screwed up / messed up or just weren't there for them. Sigh..

It's sickening because, no matter what you do, it's just never enough. FOR ANYONE!

What makes it worse is some people actually keep track of the times you screwed up. Of course they always insist on maintaining the record in absolute terms and not in relative terms. Look, we all screw up. We all make mistakes. But some of us try to make things better too. Some of us try to learn from our mistakes. Illustrating with the help of an example.

  • A - screwed up 3 times
  • B - screwed up 2 times

Now some individuals conclude that B is more reliable or better than A. Which is an incorrect assumption, simply because these figures are meaningless when viewed in such a manner. What is needed to make a proper comparison is - How many attempts did A and B make.

Say A tried to make things better 8 times, out of which he failed 3 times. Where as  B tried to make things work 5 times out of which he failed 2 times. Simple math would show that B has messed up more times than A.

B's screwing up rate is 40% , where as that of A is 37.5%  

The thing is, it's irrelevant how many times one has screwed up. What really should be effecting an individual's  opinion is - how many times the person has made an effort.

Ahh.. whatever. Just in one of those crappy moods.

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Cell Phone - Da Vinci Code Style

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Designer: Marc Schomann

 

 

 

 

 

 

Link

Thank god it's just a concept. Really wouldn't want to see people walking around with these.

No Buttons, No Screen. Just a lot of sections all over which you have to twist. Enter the numbers using the twisting section(s) in the middle. When you have twisted your way to the number you wish to call, twist the top section to make the call. Once you are done talking on your new cool gadget, twist the top section again to end the call.

The PHONE (well, what do YOU want to call it?) will vibrate in order to confirm that the action you were trying to get done was carried out or not. 

Now, what about Phonebook or Text Messages? err.. Caller ID - anyone? or is it that the phone will vibrate long / short vibes - indicating the caller? Morse Code style??

Hmm that shape, vibration on twist.. hmm. I bet someone is going to turn this cellphone concept into a sextoy concept soon (In case they haven't already).

What?! Come on.. just look at the damn thing!

Friday, July 18, 2008

Yeh Tanhaai - Tu To Naa Aayi

Singer KK (Kay Kay)
Click here to listen

Yuun sharmaai yeh tanhaai
aankhen bhar aayi - tu to naa aayi

teri yaad aayi - tu to naa aayi - teri yaad aayi

yuun tarsaae yuun tadapaae - shaam e judaai - tu to naa aayi
teri yaad aayi - tu to naa aayi - teri yaad aayi

tasveeren teri deewaaron pe
dekhte hain hum hasraton se - tu to naa aayi

teri yaad aayi - tu to naa aayi - teri yaad aayi

yuun tarsaae yuun tadapaae - shaam e judaai - tu to naa aayi
teri yaad aayi - tu to naa aayi - teri yaad aayi

paighaam to kuch bhejti
hai kuch wajah ya - yoon hi bewajah - tu jo na aayi

dene lagi dil ko dilaasa
har pal tere aane ki aasha - tu to na aayi

teri yaad aayi - tu to naa aayi - teri yaad aayi

yuun sharmaai yeh tanhaai
aankhen bhar aayi - tu to naa aayi

teri yaad aayi - tu to naa aayi - teri yaad aayi

...

Ab aa bhi jaa!!!

pahle se maraasim na sahi phir bhi kabhi to
rasm-o-rahe duniyaa hi nibhaane ke liye aa

ab tak dil-e-khush_faham ko tujh se hain ummeeden
ye aakhirii shammen bhi bujhaane ke liye aa

 

Zindagi Se Badi Sazaa Hi Nahin

Krishan Bihari Noor...

zindagi se badi sazaa hi nahin
aur kya jurm hai pataa hi nahin

itne hisson mein bat gayaa hoon main
mere hisse mein kuch bachaa hi nahin

sach ghate yaa bade to sach na rahe
jhuuth ki koi intehaa hi nahin

jad do chaandi mein chaahe sone mein
aainaa jhuuth bolta hi nahin

Never Back Down

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Nice.

I enjoyed watching it. Not bad at all. Definitely would be better with a bit more eye candy though.  

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Bhadakaa Rahe Hain Aag Lab-e-Nagmaagaar Se Hum

Sahir Ludhianvi...

bhadakaa rahe hain aag lab-e-nagmaagaar se hum
khaamosh kya rahenge zamaane ke dar se hum

kuch aur badh gaye andhere to kya hua
maayuus to nahin hain tulu-e-sahar se hum

le de ke apne paas faqat ek nazar to hai
kyun dekhen zindagi ko kisi ki nazar se hum

maanaa ki is zamin ko na gulzaar kar sake
kuch khaar kam kar gaye guzre jidhar se hum

Cool Ad - Budweiser

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

HTC Touch Diamond - Customizing Soft Keys

Thanks mooooooa (Crtsy:Xda Developers Forum)

Well the Left Soft Key  - on the home screen - PHONE - is pretty pointless - in my view. You can access the same by using the Phone Hard Key.

I found the Registry entry to customize the Soft Keys on the home screen, so just thought of sharing it. In case someone may be interested.

In a registry editor, go to HKLM/Software/HTC/manila/. The keys you are looking for are:

  • HomeLSKPath
  • HomeRSKPath

Here, you can put up the path to the application you want the Soft Keys to access. Eg. I have set mine to Camera and Contacts. The paths for those are:

  • \Windows\Camera.exe
  • \Windows\Start Menu\Contacts.lnk

After defining the path, you should also modify the HomeLSKText and HomeRSKText entries, to display the relevant labels for the Soft Keys.

Restart the Diamond and that's it. Done.

Monday, July 14, 2008

Wbackup - Wataniya

wataniya

A while back, Zain had launched a similar service to back up your mobile information (Zain-Mobile Back up). And of course, now we have one from Wataniya as well.

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WBackup lets you save not only your contacts,but also your calendar, SMS, MMS, photos, and videos. So whether you lose your mobile or get a new one,you can restore all your data with the press of a button.

How to get this service:
SMS "BACKUP" to 1618 and get 3 months free subscription today

Link

Personally, I prefer to have a back up on my laptop and on my flash drive. But that's just me. Anyways, it's always good to have more options.

Sunday, July 13, 2008

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You wait all day for that one person to call or text. You wait for your bloody cell phone to beep. It does.. but it's someone you'd rather not talk to. You get a text, but it's not from someone you want to hear from.

Evening - you are tired of waiting and you decide to send a text yourself. You do... and then you wait.. again. The phone rings, but it's not that person. The phone beeps after a bit, a text... but not that person. The wait continues. The phone rings and beeps.... but it's not that person.

Hell, today is the day that almost everyone (for some weird reason) ends up calling you. Everyone but that person!

Towards the end of the evening, the phone beeps again. Least interested, you reach for the phone. YES! it's that person. You read the text.... and........ OUCH!!

changa honda.. sawaal na karda
mainu tera jawaab le baithaa

Shit happens eh! Clink

Check Billed Amount via Sms - Zain (Postpaid)

I just found out about this. Guess it's been around for a while. Anyways, putting it up here, in case someone might be interested.

Send text message 'B' to 90009 (it's free)

You will get a reply:

"

Dear Customer: Your OUTSTANDING BALANCE as of 30/06/2008 (as of end of the previous month) is XXX KD.
CURRENT USAGE since then IS XXX KD.
TOTAL BALANCE TO DATE IS XXX KD.
THANK YOU

Toyota-Gm

How Can We Lose

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Saturday, July 12, 2008

Friday, July 11, 2008

Shark

Shark

Got done with the first 10 episodes of Shark

Not bad. Not bad at all.

Davidoff Black

The

   

Just got the BLACK Davidoff pack. Nice. Plus, it goes great with the rest of my stuff. Don't need the Cigg case anymore. But I can still use it though, the cigg case is black too.

Don't think I will be getting rid of the Touch Diamond soon. Just found another reason to hold on to it for some more time.

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Bhulaataa Laakh Huun Lekin, Baraabar Yaad Aate Hain

Hasrat Mohani...

Bhulaataa laakh huun lekin, baraabar yaad aate hain
ilaahi tark-e-ulfat par wo kyonkar yaad aate hain

na chhed ae hum-nashin kaifiat-e-sahabaa ke afsaane
sharaab-e-bekhudi ke mujh ko saagar yaad aate hain

rahaa karte hain qaid-e-hosh mein ae wai naakaami
wo dasht-e-khud faraamoshi ke chakkar yaad aate hain

nahin aati to yaad unki mahinon bhar nahin aati
magar jab yaad aate hain to aksar yaad aate hain

haqiqat khul gai 'hasrat' tere tark-e-mohabbat ki
tujhe to ab wo pahle se bhi badh kar yaad aate hain

Bhuul Shaayad Bahut Badi Kar Li

Bashir Badr...

Bhuul shaayad bahut badi kar li
dil ne duniya se dosti kar li

tum muhabbat ko khel kahte ho
hum ne barbaad zindagi kar li

us ne dekhaa badi inaayat se
aankhon aankhon mein baat bhi kar li

aashiqi mein bahut zaruuri hai
bevafaai kabhi kabhi kar li

hum nahin jaante chiraagon ne
kyon andheron se dosti kar li

dhadakanen dafn ho gai hongi
dil mein divaar kyon khadi kar li

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HTC Touch - Touchflo3d Config Tool

Thanks Sushilange (crtsy: XDA Developers)

click here to download

Configure the Touchflo3d on your diamond (Choose what appears in what order, I took out Weather and Settings).
Some registry tweaks available: Wake on SMS, Performance Improvement, Switch off face down muting etc.
Also, Customise Date Format (to show the day of the week).

Commercial Directory Access Via Sms - Zain, Kuwait

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808080 is the leading commercial directory in Kuwait. Just send your request (name of the place) to 808080 in English or Arabic or call 808080 and receive an instant answer.

Price is 100 fils.

Link

Teri Ore - Lounge Mix

Thanks Manjula

This song is from the movie - Singh is Kinng (yes, double N). I know one shouldn't judge a book by it's cover, but there is no way I am going to watch movies with titles like Singh is Kinng or Ugly or Pagli.. sheesh.

Lyrics - Mayur Puri
Singers - Raahat Fateh Ali Khan and Shreya Goshal

Dil kho gaya - ho gayaa, kissi ka
ab raasta mil gayaa, khushi ka
aankhon mein hai khwaab sa, kissi ka
ab raasta mil gayaa, khushi ka

rishta nayaa rabba, dil chhu rahaa hai
kheenche mujhe koi dore, teri ore

teri ore, teri ore, teri ore, haai rabba ….

khulti fizaein - khulti ghatayein, sar pe nayaa hai aasaman
chaaro dishayein - hans ke bulayen, yu sab hue hain meharbaan

hume to yahi rabba, kasam se pataa hai
dil pe nahi, koi zor, koi zor

teri ore, teri ore, teri ore, haai rabba ….

ek heer thi aur tha ek raanjha, kehte hai mere gaon mein
sachha ho dil to - sau mushkilen hon, jhukta naseeba paaon mein

aanchal tera rabba, falak ban gayaa hai,
ab iss ka nahi, koi ore, koi chhore

teri ore, teri ore, teri ore, haai rabba ….

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Bhuli Hui Sadaa Huun - Mujhe Yaad Kijiye

Sagar Siddiqui...

Bhuli hui sadaa huun - mujhe yaad kijiye
tum se kahin milaa huun - mujhe yaad kijiye

manzil nahin huun, khizr nahin, rahazan nahin
manzil kaa rantaa huun - mujhe yaad kijiye

meri nigaah-e-shauq se har gul hai devataa
main ishq ka khuda huun - mujhe yaad kijiye

nagmon ki ibtida thi kabhi mere naam se
ashkon ki intahaa huun - mujhe yaad kijiye

gum-sum khadi hain donon jahaan ki haqiqaten
main un se kah rahaa huun - mujhe yaad kijiye

"sagar" kisi ke husn-e-tagaaful shaar ki
bahaki hui adaa huun - mujhe yaad kijiye

HTC Touch Diamond - Screen goes off during a call

Well, I don't have a problem with the screen going blank during a call. But there are some who find this annoying and have been looking around for a solution.

Below is a registry tweak that sorts out the problem:

  • HKLM\Drivers\BuiltIn\RIL\BatteryTimeoutInCall set to 0
  • HKLM\Drivers\BuiltIn\RIL\BatterySuspendTimeoutInCall to 0

Apply the tweak(s), and then restart your phone, and the screen will remain lit during the call. In case (highly unlikely) the above doesn't work, then along with that use the following:

  • HKLM\Drivers\BuiltIn\RIL\EnableFastDormantDisplayDuringCall to 0
  • HKCU\ControlPanel\Phone Sleep to 0
  • HKCU\ControlPanel\Backlight\LightSensorPollingEnable to 0

Apply the tweak(s), and then restart your phone

I tested it out. Works fine. Of course I reverted back to the default settings. I don't want the screen to remain lit. But if someone does, well now you know how to do it.

To edit registry - PHM Registry Editor

For more Tweaks / help with the Diamond - click here.

Tum Na Jaane Kis Jahaan Mein Kho Gaye

Tum na jaane kis jahaan mein kho gaye
hum bhari duniya mein tanha ho gaye
tum na jaane kis jahaan mein

ek jaan aur laakh gham, ghut ke rah jaaye na dam
aao tum ko dekh len, duubati nazron se hum
luut kar mera jahaan chhup gaye ho tum kahaan
tum na jaane kis jahaan mein

maut bhi aati nahin, raat bhi jaati nahin
dil ko ye kya ho gaya, koi shah bhaati nahin
luut kar mera jahaan chhup gaye ho tum kahaan
tum na jaane kis jahaan mein

Iran

Sunday, July 6, 2008

Number Therapy - !?!

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Can a mobile number change your life? Well, you can take a call on that. But businessman Rohit Jhanab, swears a changed number changed his fortunes. He changed his SIM card on the advice of a numerologist, and “things did a complete turnaround”.

Ditto, says Niharika Sharma, an engineering student in Bangalore. She used to fall ill frequently. When medication did no good, she tried the ‘number therapy.’ It worked. “I barely visit my doctor now,” she says.

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Ok.. so first it was the 'K' crap (Rakesh Roshan, Ekta Kapoor, Karan Johar). Then came Vastushastra / Feng Shui - and everyone started to tear down their rooms and / or houses and rebuilding. Then we had people changing the way their names are spelt - adding an extra 'e' or an 'i' and what not. And now... people want to get new SIM cards as per numerology and want to know what screen saver would guarantee them success in business!

Sigh...

I know people who look around for a good number, as in - perhaps easy to dial or easy to remember - may be something in a sequence. Hell I got a number which spells my name! (my cell number starts with 725 as in RAJ) - I do understand that. I get it. 

But switching your SIM card after consulting a numerologist and saying that a change in the mobile number can change fortunes and improve your health and.... arrrrggghhhh!!!

To each his own.

All I want to say is - Dikhaawon pe mat jaao... apni akal laddaao - PLEASE!

How about WORKING for your success, instead of relying on ... on all this auspicious in-auspicious crap? Sounds a tad bit more logical, don't you think?

If you actually think all this Feng Shui / K / Numerology crap helps you, well ... if it works for you, then fine. It it makes you happy, it can't be that bad.

A bit for the people who have the ability to think - did it ever occur to you, that it (the numerology, color and all that crap) might all be just in your head! It works the same way a placebo does. The way I put it - you lie enough to yourself and you will eventually start to believe it to be true.

Stop making excuses for your misery or your lack of success.. lucky/unlucky. In-auspicious name/number/day. It DOESN'T WORK THAT WAY!

HTC Touch Diamond - Navigation

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Thanks Yousef.

I installed Garmin Mobile XT on the Diamond (time pass). It's not like I really need it (no, I don't believe I have memorized all the routes to everywhere), it's simply because IF I have to go to some place - I haven't been before - I usually have someone along with me, who knows the way. But then, you never know when you might need the extra help.

Got it installed, got the maps. Loved the Peer Points feature (you get to send your current coordinates to another cell phone, via SMS, and the recipient can then navigate to your location).

When you search for a destination - say Starbucks in Salwa, or a Police Station - Garmin also includes the phone numbers (if available) of the place you are navigating to, which can be dialled simply by tapping on the display (don't know if all the numbers are correct, but it's a nifty feature).

You can mark POI (points of interest) and the software gives you an alert when you are approaching that particular point. A good use - Marking speed camera locations as POI's ;). There are POI Files you can download from the net that have these locations marked (yes, even for Kuwait).

Initially was having a bit of a problem with the voice guidance. I would get the voice alert only at the beginning of the trip and another one when I would reach the destination. Nothing during the route (right turn, left turn, roundabout... nothing).

Problem Solved:

Go to Tools - Manage My Data - Map Sets. Tap on MapSource.
Uncheck everything else except your City Navigator (In my case - City Navigator Middle East NT v4).

And now the voice guidance works perfectly.

Patriotism

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Saturday, July 5, 2008

Yaad Teri Aaye

Nice song.

Movie - Ugly aur Pagli (??? wierd title, sure as hell not interested in watching this movie)
Lyrics by Amitabh Verma
Singer is Mohit Chauhan

ik pal mein kya se kya hua – jaadu sa kya chalaa
tujhse juda hua to - aaj khudse juda hua
aayye - yaad teri aaye
jaaye - jaan bhi na jaaye

suna-suna sa hai mausam - oujhal si shaam hai
tanha-tanha sa har rasta - tanha makaam hai
gumsum-gumsum si lagti hai - aai hai jo hawa
chupke-chupke sabse chup ke rota hai aasmaan

bejaan dhadkane meri - ankhon mein hai dua
tujhse juda hua to aaj khudse juda hua

aayye - yaad teri aaye
jaaye - jaan bhi na jaaye

kisne socha tha aisa bhi aayega ek din
khaali khaali hongen har palchin tere bin
bechaini hai betaabi hai - dil hai bujha bujha
maara maara deewanon sa - phirta yahaan wahaan

saansein ruki hui meri - khamosh hai sadaa
tujhse juda hua to aaj khudse juda hua

aayye - yaad teri aaye
jaaye - jaan bhi na jaaye

Tu Mujhe Soch Kabhi

It's from this movie - Zindagi Tere Naam (no clue).
Lyrics are by Jalees Sherwani. Singer is K.K.

tu mujhe soch kabhi - yahi chaahat hai meri
main tujhe ‘jaan’ kahoon - yahi hasrat hai meri
mein tere pyar ka armaan liye baitha hoon

tu kissi aur ko chaahe - kabhi khuda na kare

meri mehroom mohabbat ka sahaara tu hai
mein jo jeeta hoon to jeene ka ishaara tu hai
apne dil pe tera ehsaan liye baitha hoon
mein tere pyar ka armaan liye baitha hoon

tu kissi aur ko chaahe - kabhi khuda na kare

pyar mein shart koi ho to bataa de mujh ko
gar khataa mujh se hui ho to bataa de mujh ko
jaan hatheli pe meri jaan liye baitha hoon
mein tere pyar ka armaan liye baitha hoon

tu kissi aur ko chaahe - kabhi khuda na kare

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Just have this line running through my head.

Thak gayaa main karte karte yaad tujh ko
ab tujhe main yaad aana chaahta hoon...

Sigh.. hota hai... chalta hai... duniya hai.

Did post the whole thing a while back - Link

Friday, July 4, 2008

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Lets talk.....lets not. I am sorry.... All your fault. I miss you.... I don't want to talk to you.

For the love of god! make up your mind. Things are bad enough as it is, do you really enjoy making it even worse for me? You know I love you, yet  you keep finding new ways of hurting me! (this line... it's from one of Harold Robbins novel... can't remember which one).

sigh...

Gham e hasti ka assad kiss se ho juz marg ilaaj
Shamma har rang mein jalti hai sehar hone tak 

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Sarkar Raj

 

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Hmm. I haven't heard many good things about this movie. I have been trying to watch it, for some time now. Finally managed to watch it today.

I was pretty much prepared to be disappointed. But I must say, I didn't find the movie as bad as some of the reviews made it seem (I have a very different taste). Surely it could have been better, but like I have mentioned lots of times, that holds true for almost everything.

I really liked the way the movie started up. Wish I could edit out some parts, then I would have definitely loved the movie. If anyone would ask me why I edited out some scenes - well: 'Mujhe jo sahi lagtaa hai, main wahi karta hoon. Chaahe wo police-kaanoon ke khilaaf ho, samaaj ke khilaaf ho.. ya fir.. saare system ke khilaaf kyon na ho' 

Abhishek Bachchan is good.
Amitabh Bachchan is awesome!
Aishwarya Rai is horrible.

I honestly feel the movie would have been much better without her. The character she plays lacks - well lacks a lot. And she only manages to make it worse. The reason I feel this way, could be because - the character fails to impress or perhaps because Aishwarya can't ever impress me. Perhaps a bit of both.

I enjoyed most of the dialogs in the movie. I seriously did - honest! But some were... err.. not just bad, but downright pathetic. Now why would Anita ask Shankar - 'What is the most difficult decision you have had to make in your life?', at that moment in the film? beats me. Sarkar would know for sure.

Similarly, there were others, which were so pointless that I find myself unable to recall them at the moment.

The character - Hassan Qazi, played by Govind Namdeo, in my opinion - should have been a bit more polished. A bit more sophisticated. In the movie, Govind Namdeo - to me - seemed a bit too cheap. But hey, what do I know about film making and character development. Perhaps that was the intention to begin with. Sarkaar se poochenge 

Karunesh Kanga played by Sayaji Shinde does what is needed from him and the character. Kantilal Vora played by Upendra Limaye doesn't bother me much either.

Victor Banerjee shouldn't have done this role. I feel he was wasted in the movie. 

Bikharte Tuutate Lamhon Ko Apna Hamsafar Jaana

Makhmoor Saeedi...

Bikharte tuutate lamhon ko apna hamsafar jaana
thaa iss raah mein aakhir humen khud bhi bikhar jaana

havaa ke dosh par baadal ke tukade ki tarah hum hain
kissi jhonke se poochhenge ki hai hum ko kidhar jaana

mere jalte hue ghar ki nishaani bas yahi hogi
jahaan iss shahar mein raushni dekho thahar jaana

pas-e-zulmat koi suraj humaaraa muntazir hoga
issi ek vaham ko hum ne chiraag-e-rahguzar jaana

dayaar-e-khaamashi se koi rah-rah kar bulaataa hai
humen "makhmoor" ek din hai issi aavaaz par jaana

Sandbagging

Firefox Download Record - Official

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Mozilla has officially made history with a new Guinness world record for the largest number of software downloads in a 24-hour period.

The final record breaking 8,002,530 downloads for Firefox 3.0 took place in June with parties in over 25 countries.

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Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Shriya - At IIFA

The only thing worth watching at the IIFA.

BTW, Harman 'Retard' Baweja - The Robot Dance - RIDICULOUS! Looked more like a Hrithik Roshan cloning attempt gone terribly wrong.

Feroz Khan looks wierd without his dark shades.

Vivek Oberoi - ??? Never really liked him. The new look !! The hair!! - horrible. And the songs he ends up performing to - pathetic. Do the audience a favor. Next time - just don't show up. Please!

The show was... well disappointing - For me anyway. The jokes from Ritesh Deshmukh and Boman Irani - Flat, stale, not funny.

Bujh Gayaa Dil - Hayaat Baaqi Hai

Khumaar Barabankvi ...

Bujh gayaa dil - hayaat baaqi hai
chhup gayaa chaand - raat baaqi hai

haal-e-dil un se kah chuke sau baar
ab bhi kahne ki baat baaqi hai

raat baaqi thi jab vo bichhade the
kat gai umr - raat baaqi hai

ishq mein hum nibha chuke sab se ai 'khumar'
bas ek zaalim hayaat baaqi hai

Opera Mobile 9.5

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We have some exciting news to share today. It's almost time to release Opera Mobile 9.5 for Windows Mobile to the world. We thank you for your patience and support as we make what we (and many others) believe is the best browser for mobile phones. A release testing phase is underway now and the target date for the first beta is July 15th. You will be able to download it from opera.com just like you would any other versions of Opera.

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