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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

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 !!
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 :).
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 :)
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 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 :).
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 d
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