Monday, December 31, 2012

Aarzoo - original composition with Mohit Rajani, for Oas.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Some lines...

I loved you for all things right and wrong
Wish some of those had been true
I loved my perception of an ideal form
Wish I had loved the real you

And when that truth had dawned on me
An eternity of love was gone
Yet the grief was not for the broken heart
'Twas for the death of a love never born...


Wrote these lines in 2006 - have been wanting to add to them ever since, but perhaps it's best to leave these as they are!

Thursday, April 12, 2012

दु:खाच्या घरी...

I wrote this long back in 2006... reposting it again...

दु:खाच्या घरी...

दु:खाच्या घरी एकदा
जमली होती पार्टी
दारु बीरु पीऊन अगदी
झींगली होती कार्टी...

दु:ख म्हणाले " दोस्तानों!
बिलकुल लाजू नका
इतके दिवस छ्ळल म्हणून
राग मानू नका!

मनात खूप साठल आहे
काहीच सुचत नाही
माझी 'स्टोरी' सांगीतल्या शिवाय
आता राहवत नाही...

मी आणि सुख दोघे
जुळे भाऊ होतो
पाच वर्षांचे होतो तेव्हा
जत्रेत गेलो होतो...

गर्दी अशी जमली
नी गोंधळ असा उठला...
माणसांच्या त्या गर्दी मध्ये
सुखाचा हात सुटला!

तेव्हा पासून फ़िरतोय शोधत
दुनियेच्या जत्रेत
दिसतोय का 'सुख' माझा
कुणाच्या ही नजरेत..."

सुखा बरोबरचे लहानपणीचे
क्षण त्याला स्मरले
आणि सुखाच्या आठवणीने
दु:ख ढसाढसा रडले!

नशा सगळ्यांची उतरली
दु:खाकडे पाहून!
दु:खालाही सुख मिळावे
वाटले राहून राहून...

सुखाच्या शोधामध्ये आता
मी सुद्धा फ़िरतोय
दु:खाला शांत करायचा
खूप प्रयत्न करतोय...

जीवनाच्या रथाचे
आहेत सुख दु:ख सारथी
सुख मिळाले तर दु:खाच्या घरी
मीच देईन पार्टी!


Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Burning inside...

I have been meaning to complete this poem for many years. Maybe the words will flow today...

Like a tree on fire,
Rumbling and falling,
I am burning inside...

Like a broken heart,
Set on desire,
I am burning inside...

Like a thirsty fool,
In a mirage,
I am burning inside...

Like a forest fire...
Silently spreading...
To places inside me
I have been fearing...
Moment after moment,
An eternity of dying...
And a heart in flames
Silently saying...
I am burning inside...

June 15, 2010.

Thursday, December 04, 2008


There are no words to describe the emotions running through me when watching this video, which remembers the victims and heroes of the Mumbai attacks.

Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Ok, I lied... the previous post, when I said that was the coolest video I had seen in a while.
It is, in fact, this one!

Coolest video I have seen in a while...

This video is one of the coolest I have seen in a while! Ever wonder how search happens? Turns out, its using Post-It notes. I LOLed when the search reached the video section - you will never expect it!

Sunday, March 23, 2008

The 'Charlie bit my finger' video

This vid has a whopping 13 million views on Youtube.

And, as with so many Youtube videos, so many spoofs: some funny, some not so much :)

Charlie Bit Me Remake 1:
(The girl in black has done a pretty good job!)

Charlie bit me Remake 2

Charlie Bit Me.. 15 years later

Remind me again, how did we ever waste time before Youtube?!!

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Steve Ballmer at Mix'08

I watched Steve Ballmer's interview at Mix'08 with Guy Kawasaki and thought I should share the video link here.

Steve Ballmer interview with Guy Kawasaki at Mix'08

As always Ballmer was entertaining - even though he was in PR mode for quite some time.

Some of the lighter moments from the interview I enjoyed:

When talking about Macbook Air, Ballmer grabbed the laptop from Kawasaki and waved it around yelling: My Toshiba is lighter than this... And where's the DVD drive?!!

Answering one of the audience questions on when web-developers were going to get some love, like Developers (referring, of course, to this), Ballmer stood up and repeated his developer mantra, this time for web developers.

On the serious side, he spoke about the Yahoo deal, Silverlight and a host of other issues.

Overall, a fun interview to watch :) Before parting, let me share a remix video on the theme - Developers!

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Friday, July 20, 2007

What seems to be the problem?

First, CNN interviewed Michael Moore about his latest film Sicko. However, just before they began the interview, they ran a report by Dr. Sanjay Gupta that claimed that Moore fudged some of the facts in his movie. Moore lost it when he heard that and blasted CNN for biased reporting, urging them to "tell the American people the truth" once in all these years. He also promised to post the facts on his website showing how all the facts in the movie were correct.

A day later, CNN admitted that they got some of their numbers wrong.

Finally, Gupta and Moore met head to head on Larry King Live, where they tried to explain their respective positions. As an impartial observor, I felt that Moore was basically right in principle, and while issue may be taken with his impolite behavior onscreen, we have to understand that not everyone can be sauve and smooth on television; however, that does not mean they are not speaking the truth, nor does it undermine the point they are making. Regarding specific objections about wait times being longer in Canada, I think these are observations tangential to the main discussion. If wait times are longer in Canada, they are much better in England and Australia, and nobody has claimed that the US clone the system in Canada or England. This is a discussion towards making a better health care system in USA, and the underlying intention is not to find solitary faults in other systems that are cited as examples, but to rectify faults in your own: if waiting times are longer in Canada, import that part of English policy that makes waiting times in UK shorter. If taxes are higher in France, look at what other countries are doing to keep them in check. Why should we pick up and slice and dice facts, when clearly this is a discussion about what is wrong with the system here: and it seems most people agree that it could use some reforms. Here is the head-to-head on Larry King Live:

Part 1:

Part 2:

Part 3:

On a parting note, am I the only one who felt annoyed that Larry King kept prompting them to finish their answers and indicating that they had only 'x' seconds left to answer? Let your guests make their points, thats the whole freaking point of inviting them to your show! Ah well, but what can you expect of a news network show that bumped Michael Moore's spot on Larry King just because Paris Hilton wanted to share her "growth as a person in prison".

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

The audacity of hope

I am posting a clip of Paul Potts singing Opera from the 'Britain's Got Talent' competition. The story of Paul is the story of the audacity of hope (a phrase I borrow from Barrack Obama's famous 2004 keynote speech for John Kerry and which is also a 'must-listen'). Paul Potts, till just a couple of weeks back, worked as a phone salesman. But he always dreamt of making a career in singing.

As Paul was about to begin his audition for Britain's got talent, one could see that the judges were almost sure he would not come up with anything special. But, really, delving a bit deeper, I realized that I too was prejudiced against him at some unknown level. I wanted him to do well but didn't really feel he would. What is it inside us, that makes us discount people or their talent without so much as giving them a single change to prove themselves? What Paul reminds us is to give people a chance to show the world who they really are, before dismissing them. Here is what Paul came up with that day:

There are still some doubting Thomases who question his real talent and some even compared him unfavorably to Pavarotti, the famous opera singer. No doubt singing is about technique and style, but singing is also about emotions, about believing in the song, about making your audience feel the song and winning their hearts. And thats what Paul did. Needless to say, he won the competition:

Monday, June 04, 2007

Twitter is coming

When I first saw Twitter, it seemed to me like an entertaining but mostly useless exercise in vanity. However, the more I use it (see What am I doing on the RHS of this page), read about it and see it being used, I get convinced that there is some value here.

Can you believe it, John Edwards has a twitter page! What a great way to tell your voters what you have been thinking about, talking about and where you are at. Of course, these could easily be fake, like this one for Bill Clinton. Although the John Edwards one looks genuine.

Also found a similar twitter page for recently, where followers could get texted or IMed about a new product as soon as it as posted. It seems whenever instant status updates are required, be it product updates, shuttle/train progress or just plain lovebird updates for people who want to keep a check on their better halves, this might be a useful thing to have.

Is it just me or are the twitter guyz on to something here?

Battle at Kruger

This is the most amazing wildlife video I have seen in a long long time. You have to see it to believe it! It is also an amazing insight into the power of parental instinct to save one's kids, no matter what the danger is.

Thursday, May 31, 2007

When Stevie met Billy

A rare joint interview of Steve Jobs and Bill Gates at the D5 conference, May 30 '07. This one is a must watch!

Transcript and report about the interview here.

Sunday, April 01, 2007

That day of the year...

Have u tried these yet? :)

And finally... the hall of fame... from previous years:

Personally, I think the integrity section of pigeonrank is the most hilarious of all.

Happy April fool's day.

Monday, March 12, 2007

To Save a Life...

It is easy to get lost in the spam of emails that claim to ask for help nowadays. However, sometimes, these can be true.

Piyush needs our help.

I donated to Piyush. You should too.

More on how, here.

More on Piyush, here. And here.

Donate, here.

You know you want to.