Thursday, March 26, 2009

Woo Ooo Ooo

It’s like someone has hit me on my head with a heavy hammer.
A black hammer with ‘Good Old Days’ written on its handle.
Written in cherry red.
I can see golden stars and little yellow ducks swirling over my head in a circle.

What happened you ask? Sigh!
After what must be an eternity, I listened/watched this.
He might not be conventional choice for a favorite cartoon character, but Uncle Scrooge is mine.

Talking about nostalgia and cartoons, how can I forget the cutesy voice that sang ‘jungle jungle’ every Sunday morning!

Monday, March 16, 2009

your list of fav Mukesh numbers?

Main pal do pal kaa shaayar hoon,
Pal do pal meri kahaanee hain
Pal do pal meri hasthee hain,
Pal do pal meri jawaanee hain

Lyrics - Saahir Ludhiyanvi
Music – Khayyam
Movie – Kabhie Kabhie
Ek din bik jayega, maati ke mol
Jag mein reh jayenge pyare tere bol
Dooje ke hothon ko dekar apne geet
Koi nishani chhod, phir duniya se dol

Lyrics - Majrooh Sultanpuri
Music – RD Burman
Movie- Anand
Kisi ki muskuraahaton pe ho nisaar
Kisi ka dard mil sake to le udhaar
Kisi ke vaaste ho tere dil men pyaar
Jeena isi ka naam hai

Music- Shankar Jai Kishan
Movie- Anaadi
Kal Khel Mein Hum Ho Na Ho
Gardish Mein Taare Rahenge Sada
Bhoolenge Hum Bhoologe Tum
Par Hum Tumhare Rahenge Sada
Rahenge Yahin Apne Nishan
Iske Siva Jana Kahan
Jeena Yahan Marna Yahan,
Iske Siva Jaana Kahan

Lyricist -Hasarat Jaipuri
Music- Shankar Jai Kishan
Movie - Mera Naam Joker
Maine tere liye hi saat rang ke sapne chune,
Sapne, surile sapne,
Kuch hansee ke, kuch gum ke,
Teri ankhon ke saye churaye rasili yaadon ne,
Maine tere liye hi saat rang ke.

Lyrics - Yogesh
Music – Salil Choudhary
Movie – Anand
Kabhi kabhi mere dil mein khayaal aata hai
Ki jaise tujhko banaya gaya hai mere liye
Tu abse pehle sitaaron mein bas rahi thi kahin
Tujhe zameen pe bulaya gaya hai mere liye

Lyrics - Saahir Ludhiyanvi
Music – Khayyam
Movie – Kabhie Kabhie

Thursday, March 12, 2009

I live in Story...

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Done Reading:
The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
The God Delusion by Richard Dawkins

Currently Reading:
A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini
The Selfish Gene by Richard Dawkins
Loved The Kite Runner.
Hosseini makes it very easy for us to love/hate the supporting characters. Sympathize with them or watch them in horror. The real appeal however lies with the protagonist and his grey shades.
Like Amir himself, we have to come to terms with all that is good and bad in him.
Fear, friendship, insecurity, cowardice, betrayal, guilt, repentence and ultimately salvation (or atleast the hope for it).
It is the endearing relationship of Hassan and Amir that really holds it all together. Besides, you really can't help falling for little Hassan.
The Afghan backdrop and a dekho into their way of life - I liked very much.
Hosseini's decision to retain some native words (with explanation) and not just replace them with bland translations, was smart.
Did you know that there is a county, city, CDP (census designated place) and an unincorporated town bearing the name of 'story'.
X: hi..
Y: hello..
X:Where do you live?
Y:I live in Story.

Cool ain't it?
Remember the shot of Earth with debris all over its atmosphere and above, in Wall-E?
This sure is a sign of things to come. Space junk is gonna be a big international issue very soon.
Pak catches cold and we get a headache.
Ah well, "You can choose foriegn policy, but not geography".