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Sunday, May 30

ha, before I forget, I'll put it down this time. I listened to this song from "Akele hum,akele tum" and was thinking from where it is inspired. Finally today, the puzzle was solved. The song "Aisa zakhm diya hai" is inspired from "Child in Time" by Deep Purple :). And for that matter "Mera dil tere liye, dhadakta hai" from Ashiqui is inspired form John Farnham's "You're the Voice" which incidently is quite a nice song, one which u should listen to !!

Watched "Whale Rider" and "Kill Bill 2". Will write about them sometime later. Also made my first mix tape :). I'll have to think if I should make it public :P

Thursday, May 27

Yet Another Personality Test

My Bloginality is ENFP!!!

"As an ENFP, you are Extraverted, iNtuative, Feeling , Perceiving.
This makes your primary focus on Extraverted Intuition with Introverted Feeling.
This is defined as a NF personality, which is part of Carl Jung's Idealist (Identity Seeking) type, and more specifically the Champions or Inspirer.
As a weblogger, you may not be consistant in posts. Although, if you find a specific focus on their journal or a very flexible manner of writing, it may be more fufilling. Because you are warm and see so many posibilities in life, you may inspire others to follow in your footsteps with a journal."
-copied with due respect and reference from here

Though I think it to be a bit of a fraud in the sense that the questions in the test are too direct and in a sense provide everything that they later tell me. But what the heck, they are fun :) and anyway I would like everybody to read what they have to say about me :P. So go ahead click that link !!

incidentally, these days I am revisiting my old hobby of Astrology with "Love Signs" and now with the data from orkut under my belt, I hope to have much more fun. Lets see :)

Tuesday, May 18

Seems like this is a love-hate day. Listened to tatu just now for the first time. Everything, the music, the vocals is pretty ordinary. Still, I don't know why but it stirs my heart. Watched the video "All the things she said" and they feel just so right together. I am amazed that I am even writing this but the chemistry between the girls looks awesome.

May be I need to take chm101 again :(

Song of the Moment: Liquid by "Jars of Clay". One of those songs which just get on ur tongue and mind and won't go. So *singable* if there is any such word :).

Monday, May 17

Though I hate chain mails and this thing happens to be a slight variation of the same, I'll do it anyway.

The job is to:

1. Grab the nearest book
2. Open the book to page 23
3. Find the fifth sentence
4. Post the text of the sentence in your journal along with these instructions

and what I found nearest to me was "Interpreter of Maladies" by Jhumpa Lahiri and the sentence 5 on page 23 says:
"In March, Dacca had been invaded,torched and shelled by the Pakistani army."

Not very interesting, is it? What a pity that such a boring sentence would come up from such a lovely book but such is life :)

Sunday, May 16

Last 15 days have been extra ordinary. Unfortunately, all I can do to give u an idea is show u following lyrics:

Everytime that I look in the mirror
All these lines on my face gettin’ clearer
The past is gone
It went by like dust to dawn
Isn’t that the way
Everybody’s got their dues in life to pay

I know what nobody knows
Where it comes and where it goes
I know it’s everybody’s sin
You got to lose to know how to win

Half my life is in books’ written pages
Live and learn from fools and from sages
You know it’s true
All the things come back to you

Sing with me, sing for the years
Sing for the laughter, sing for the tears
Sing with me, if it’s just for today
Maybe tomorrow the good lord will take you away
(x2)

Dream on, dream on
Dream yourself a dream come true
Dream on, dream on
Dream until your dream come true
Dream on, dream on, dream on...

Sing with me, sing for the years
Sing for the laughter and sing for the tears
Sing with me, if it’s just for today
Maybe tomorrow the good lord will take you away

And I hope u know the song:Dream On by Aerosmith. If u have not heard it yet, go, run, catch hold of it and listen to it now. Its a master piece.

A Clockwork Orange is a different movie. Well that doesn't give much of an idea about the movie, does it? Well u have to see it to experience it. I cannot yet say if it was good or bad. I have decided to go and read the novel first. But two things that I liked about it are the nice soundtrack (ludwig van mainly) and the Nadsat language with the main character on the movie uses. This english + Russian mix sounds really cool. My efforts to master it are on. So watch out my lil droogies for soon I shall be govoreeting in Nadsat :)

School of Rock is entertaining. Nice music again but Jake Black was better in High Fidelity and Almost Famous anyday kicks ass in conveying that rock spirit. School of Rock falls somewhere in between and a little short I would say but watch it for all those wonderful kids. They look so honest in their roles that they deserve a see :)

And in the reading list next is "Interpreter of Maladies" by Jhumpa Lahiri :)

more later !!

Monday, May 3

Today we, some members of the BRiCS group, made a trip to Bithoor on Bi-cycles. AM also came along with us and as I watched him riding bi-cycle, swimming in ganges, buying tarbooj from a farmer and later treating us all to a self-made lunch at his house, I thought of what I want from life and though I do not know the answer, all the above things are definitely in.

Well musings apart, the trip was fun. I along with one more guy tried to pull off a prank on the junta but guess what? The worse happened.. not a single soul noticed :( . We ate lots of dahi bada, tarbooj, kheera, played some antakshari, went boating, came back to eat more kheera, play more antakshari and then the best ending that was possible: took the ride back in the car with bi-cycle loaded behind :). In the middle of all this, at one point of time, watched a flamingo. They are so beautiful and big. Easily the biggest bird I have ever seen.

Incidently I seem to have placed my hands on another interesting thing :). AM apparently has a library which is best on campus in the opinion of some of the people best equipped to make comments like this. And he has invited me to check it out. I think I'll do that pretty soon.

However, the next thing on my reading list right now are:
Dirk Gently's holistic detective agency : Douglas Adams
Fermat's Last Theorem : Simone Singh

Current Fav song: All that she wrote by Firehouse
Exactly 4 years, 4 months before, something happened and my life has never been the same again. I got my iitk login in January, 2000 and on 2nd May 2004 i.e. today, at 5:30 pm it stopped working :(. Although I am still trying to get it back somehow, I know within my heart that finally this is the time. Time to move on. Time to leave the familiar and comfortable territories of pine, linserv and apah.

And what is gone was not just a login. It was a treasure house of memories. It had so earnestly brought me good news and also delivered the worst of them. News about my loved ones, news about those close to me and news from those whom I may never meet in my whole life. For 4 long years it kept stuff so important to me, safely inside with utmost care.. just like an old trusted friend !!

I guess nothing else in the whole IITK becomes more closely associated with a person than his login. Almost half of the junta is known to others by their login names. In particular, for one last year during which most of my social life has existed virtually, on email, on net, on news groups, my login has become more and more synonymous with me. And now when it is suddenly gone, I am just struggling to come to terms with this apperant loss of identity.

Ah those hand picked messages which showed up when I logged in !! Those background images which I collected with such effort in my first year !! It felt so much like home. And now while leaving it I again feel so much like the young lad of 16 who left home to see the world. Only that the excitement is somewhat missing this time :(

O Abhayag !! thy shalth always be fondly remembered. Rest in peace !!

Saturday, May 1

Finished Harry Potter 3 today. For me, the emotional appeal of the book is so high that I can happily ignore the slightly weak storyline towards the end. The whole time machine funda looked a little ill fitted but the thing that bowled me over were the mooney,wormtail, padfoot and prongs. Those are some cool sounding nicks. And I liked them so much that I am seriously considering a change from abhaga :)
Well it happened again. First with Ms. Roy and now with Mr. Yadav. Both of them represent the line of thought that I could not more disagree with. In particular, I have become so disgusted with the blubbering of Mr. Yadav in the so called "editoriaI section" of Hans that I consider it to be the misfortune for a magazine like Hans which traces back its origin to writers like Munshi Premchand that it should have him as editor.

But today I read a story in Kadambini magazine. They have a series where some big shots of Hindi Literature present one of their fav. stories along with some comments and this time Rajinder Yadav has hit bullz eye. The series has carried some excellent stories in the past but the one it carries this time is a master piece. It is "Bhediye" by Bhuvenashwar who is also supposed to be the the father of Hindi Ekanki. Somehow I cannot remember having heard this name before but he is definitely high on my To read list now. And I can give Mr. yadav a break till he writes another of those editorials :).

For those wondering, what happened with Ms. Roy, plz refer to an earlier entry dated [Sun Jan 04, 02:40:43 AM].