Friday, October 20, 2006

Season Greetings

Wish you and your family A Very Very Happy Diwali and a Prosperous New Year Ahead……

May the lamps of joy, illuminate your life and fill your days with the bright sparkles of peace, mirth and goodwill

Eid Mubarak!
Greetings of Peace and Blessings!

Cheers,
HP

Thursday, October 19, 2006

Grim Reminder

The Gujarat riots along with the 84 riots and the Babri Masjid demolition and the subsequent effects remain one of the darkest chapters in the history of independent India. A chapter that needs to be closed but not before all the parties involved in that are brought to book. But, sadly it does not seem to happen. The very fact that the person who was actively supporting and encouraging the riots is at the helm of affairs tells us that justice in this case is surely going to be denied. And that is going to be a blackmark on the Indian society as a whole.

Just a grim reminder. Read Prashant Jha's cover story for Himal over here. (link via. Shivam)

I do hope that no more such incidents occur in our society but for that, we need to ensure that the culprits are punished. Until then, we are but a incomplete society.

HP

PJ Of the Day

Big B Says: Mere Pass Diwali ke liye Tikali hai, fulzadi hai, anar hai, Lawangia fataka hai, Roket hai, sutali bomb hai.


Tumhare pass kya hai? Aayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy


Mere Pass MaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaChis
hai..............................


:-)



Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Boulevard Of Broken Dreams

First heard this song when Vinod asked me for a video of the song. And got hooked instantly. Green Day is one of the better new bands currently. Come to think of it, there are very few good bands going around. Or, should I say very few famous bands ruling the roost now. We have Coldplay, Matchbox 20,Arctic Monkey and a few others and these too are not like that they have universal appeal and whose songs stay on the top of the charts for long.

Compare this situation with the ones in the 60's,70's and the 80's. Then, the bands that were famous like Beatles,Doors,U2,Pink Floyd and many such others had an universal appeal and they are still among the perennial favourites for ppl in colleges to do cover versions.

Anyways, enough of my stupid ramblings. I dont even know what I am talking about. When I had decided to write a post about this, I had lots of things to say but now, I am feeling lazy, so I am just gonna post the lyrics for this song. Maybe, sometime later I will do a full post on this.


I walk a lonely road
The only one that I have ever known
Don't know where it goes
But it's home to me and I walk alone

I walk this empty street
On the Boulevard of Broken Dreams
Where the city sleeps
and I'm the only one and I walk alone

I walk alone
I walk alone

I walk alone
I walk a...

My shadow's the only one that walks beside me
My shallow heart's the only thing that's beating
Sometimes I wish someone out there will find me
'Til then I walk alone

Ah-ah, Ah-ah, Ah-ah, Aaah-ah,
Ah-ah, Ah-ah, Ah-ah

I'm walking down the line
That divides me somewhere in my mind
On the border line
Of the edge and where I walk alone

Read between the lines
What's fucked up and everything's alright
Check my vital signs
To know I'm still alive and I walk alone

I walk alone
I walk alone

I walk alone
I walk a...

My shadow's the only one that walks beside me
My shallow heart's the only thing that's beating
Sometimes I wish someone out there will find me
'Til then I walk alone

Ah-ah, Ah-ah, Ah-ah, Aaah-ah
Ah-ah, Ah-ah

I walk alone
I walk a...

I walk this empty street
On the Boulevard of Broken Dreams
Where the city sleeps
And I'm the only one and I walk a...

My shadow's the only one that walks beside me
My shallow heart's the only thing that's beating
Sometimes I wish someone out there will find me
'Til then I walk alone...


Also, the video of that song!! Enjoy!!



Cheers,
HP

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Pu La's Mumbaikar,Punekar and Nagpurkar

Anyone who has any idea about Marathi literature will definitely know about Pu La.

Gaurav has tried to translate the famous attempt by Pu La of defining the traits of the people of the three cities,viz. Mumbai,Pune and Nagpur.


All this preparation should be enough to make you a normal Punekar. But if you want to operate a shop in Pune, you need more lessons. You especially need lessons on language. Only then will you be able to heap maximum insults on your customer in minimum possible words. Because in Pune, the verb "operating" a shop is used in the same sense as "operating a bull dozer" or "operating a machine gun". The most negligible entity in a shop in Pune, is the customer.


Read the entire post over here. And yes, if you know Marathi then do try to get hold of the recordings in the voice of Pu La. Hillarious, to say the least.

For the novices, you can read about Pu La more over here and here.

Cheers,
HP