Thursday, July 31, 2008

trucker's hat

Ishq wohi hai jo ho ik-tarfa, Izhar-e-Ishq to khwahish ban jati hai
hai agar Ishq to ankhon me dekho, juban kholne se ye numaish ban jati hai

Monday, July 28, 2008

Presidential Campaign

A leader is successful when he is able to communicate his message and his mission to masses. If he wants to win the political race he has to win the heart of his people. I remember when I was elementary school, During election time was fun. U can hear patriotic songs from blaring loudspeakers of campaigning vehicles. They put various stalls in each and every corner of the town to distribute election goodies, that included Stickers, pamphlets, flags, placards. It was a play thing for us and we used to ask questions to each other in our class during this time "Whom will you vote for??" I still remeber my Ans "Ham to Panje ko vote denge" Panja (Hand) is the symbol of Congress party and I guess that was because the Only 3 politicians I knew at that time were from Congress. Nehru, Indira and Rajeev. ohh I again digressed from the main topic so .... I was traveling in this last Subway of the night and it was heading for its last stop, the Compartment was neither empty nor crowded. One Black man under the influence of alcohol started marching the compartment. everyone cleared his way. After noticing that he has got crowds attention, He strated speaking like a seasoned politician. "mah Dea Friends, This Country needs Barack Obama, John McCain is another Bush,yeah right He is another ******* Bush. Bush has ruined this Country and mcCain will do the same. We Need Obama, Barack Obama only he can Bring thhis contry to senses. Mah Friends The Kings of Africa are coming to America... yeah Kings of Africa and they are coming for good. Kings of Africa will run this country." People who in the beginning were laughing in their sleeves were now paying serious attention to him. The speech continued for another half hour till the train reached its destination.

Another Instance when I heard Obama's praises was News On Aaj Tak (Sabse Tej). They got this picture of Obama showing a couple of charms. The picture courtesy they claimed was from TIME magazine. The camera zoomed dramatically Zeroing on the hands of Obama highlighting the charms with a red circle. suddenly the channel started playing Hanuman Chalisa and an animated arrow started pointing at one of the charm. then an anchor appeared on the side of the picture and his zestful word he disclosed that Obama carries a "Hanuman bhakt" and that Charm is an idol of hanuman which he acquired during one of his visits to Indonesia. after several repeats of the picture. A short history of Indonesian culture and contribution of divine intervention in Obama's campaign the program ended with a poll "Kya Hanuman Ji Obama ko election Jitne me madad karenge??"

Now I know whom to vote for; I will vote for Barack Obama whichever party he belongs to :) .

Friday, July 25, 2008

like the sunshine

Clementine: This is it, Joel. It's going to be gone soon.
Joel: I know.
Clementine: What do we do?
Joel: Enjoy it.

How happy is the blameless vestal's lot!
The world forgetting, by the world forgot.
Eternal sunshine of the spotless mind!
Each pray'r accepted, and each wish resign'd

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

अगले खम्भे तक का सफ़र ....

याद है,तुम और मैं पहाड़ी वाले शहर की लम्बी, घुमावदार, सड़्क पर बिना कुछ बोले
हाथ में हाथ डाले बेमतलब, बेपरवाह मीलों चला करते थे, खम्भों को गिना करते थे,
और मैं जब चलते चलते थक जाता था तुम कहती थीं , बस उस अगले खम्भे तक और ।

आज मैं अकेला ही उस सड़्क पर निकल आया हूँ , खम्भे मुझे अजीब निगाह से देख रहे हैं
मुझ से तुम्हारा पता पूछ रहे हैं मैं थक के चूर चूर हो गया हूँ लेकिन वापस नहीं लौटना है
हिम्मत कर के , अगले खम्भे तक पहुँचना है सोचता हूँ तुम्हें तेज चलने की आदत थी,
शायद अगले खम्भे तक पुहुँच कर तुम मेरा इन्तजार कर रही हो !

- - अनूप भार्गव

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Green Eyes

I really don't know why I m posting this Image. Something just reminded me of this image which i saw in one of the documentaries. She is beautiful but the gaze is so PIERCING that it can haunt you in your dreams for nights. It truly reflects the climate in which she grew up.

I searched for the image and there are some versions of this image which can be very disturbing for the weak hearted.

After 17 years of the search photographer Steve McCurry again found the lady. but the time has taken out some of the fire from those eyes.

Somehow I always thought Green eyes are the epitome of beauty. and that reminds me of Aishwarya Rai Bachchan:

cant think of any closing lines either.

Monday, July 14, 2008


Sunday, July 13, 2008

a lil splash in the middle of the jungle

Friday, July 11, 2008


Gujratis are very interesting ppl, their survival instincts are exemplary. they don't need Food Air or Water, just another "Guzzu" will do. no matter if he is from Kathiyawad, Ahemdabad or Saurashtra, hindu aur muslim, Guzzuism is bigger than all.The community sense bw them is so strong that I believe they can very well leave the Jews far behind. y'day i d the priviledge to dine with one of my Gujrati friend and his relatives. we went to an indian restaurant, the food was boring with comparison to its indian counterparts. but the conversation was much more interesting. they moved to this country 5 yrs back when they got the "GREEN Card". the kids were totally americanized. the older one had a cup of coffee in one hand and tissue papers in his pocket all the time while the younger one's accent was completely changed, so every 2 sentences were punctuated by "u know wht i m sayin...". but they were all speaking in Guzzu (in different accents). Aunty kept explaining me everything in "Gujrati" and i kept nodding. then someone pointed that i dont understand her language, she spoke a few sentences in hingujlish and then again moved to her preferred language, and i continued nodding. It was nice.:)
Guzzus are very friendly and soft spoken people they love their food, their culture, Mr. Narendra Modi, and most importantly their Language. they are always interesting people, nice and interesting in their own weird way.


Monday, July 07, 2008

Dark Flash

wise thought

A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer(sure i can do that;) ), cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects.

-Robert A. Heinlein

Saturday, July 05, 2008

Ranjish hi Sahi ...

ab tak dil-e-khush_feham ko tujh say hain ummeedain
ye aakhari shammain bhi bujhaanay kay liyay aa .......

Aaj Jane ki JId Na Karo ....

Thursday, July 03, 2008


Joe : The whole purpose of places like Starbucks is for people with no decision-making ability whatsoever to make six decisions just to buy one cup of coffee. Short, tall, light, dark, caf, decaf, low-fat, non-fat, etc. So people who don't know what the hell they're doing or who on earth they are can, for only $2.95, get not just a cup of coffee but an absolutely defining sense of self: Tall. Decaf. Cappuccino.
Kathleen : [exits]
Next customer in line: Tall decaf cappucino.