Sholay - Title Theme

Sholay - the baap of all Hindi films opens up with a very very cool music piece. I wish I would post it here. It is an amazing piece of artistry by R.D.Burman ! I hope I could be atleast half as good.

I would try to find a few places where you could locate the song and listen to it.

There is this part in the piece where its all whistles and nothing else and probably thats the best part of this wonderful piece of art.

Keep Walking !

Keep Walking ...

Keep Walking is the tag line and brand identity for Johnie Walker and I kinda love it !

The words Keep Walking leave an indelible mark. Gives a lot of inspiration to people, at least me, to keep trying hard, keep working, keep striving, keep winning and above all KEEP LIVING.

There are lots and lots of people who would be very very good at things, great minds, excellent at thinking but would stick something stupid to their hearts and mind and drag themselves back.

Keep Walking is just a plain advertisement, but it epitomizes a way of life. People should take an example and learn. I have been collecting a few images of the Johnnie Walker advertisement campaigns and do I need to say that they were EXCELLENT.

Would be posting a few links in future... and till then KEEP WALKING !

The Best Of Me

Imperium, Delphique, Illumina and e-Blast are the MDI's window for the outside world. People know what happens at MDI, how hard we word, how harder we party, how we enjoy life through these events. Somethings are exclusive and people do miss them. Arena 2004 is one of them.

Arena is our internal sports and cultural meet organized once every year. We have competitions like races (in all flavours Dash, Relay, backward etc.), badminton, table tennis etc. I would leave the rest of the details for the lucky few when they get into MDI.

So the point here is not Arena 2004 but the matter of the fact is the competitve spirit that sports bring out of people. At Arena there were my classmates - some freshers, some with work-ex of 5+ years and everyone was striving hard to participate, to win ! There were faculty members (who anyhday would charge in lacs for consultancy assignemnts), there were FPM students (who would be the professors in some time to come), kids (the future), exchange students (who would fly off to their countries in few days). Almost all were very differnt people but had something in common. The spirit to fight, the spirit to participate and the spirit to win.

I can take myself for an example. I am one of those who HATE walking, leave alone running. So there was this race and one of the classmates were looking for someone to complete the team and I pitched in. I was'nt decided that I would be able to run and do justice to the team's confidence in me but I decided to go ahead and be a part of the team. And I left even myself surprised with the kinda effort I put in. I forgot everything, I wasnt concious of the girl I want to pataofy, I was'nt worried about my grades, future anything... All I was concerned with was running and putting in my best effort. The feeling can not be replicated. You have to do it to experience it. Sports brought out a hidden me. I always thought I can't concentrate on something, can't put in my best, would never be satisfied but when I was running, even thought I didnt win, I was happy, I could tell myself that I had put in the best effort and I knew that nesxt year, I would put in even harder effort and try to win.

It was a sort of enlightenment for me. (Wow am talking like Aasaram Bapu) :D. So the bottom line is that if someone can put in so much effort in sports and be motivated like anything, why can't people realize it themselves... Confusing thoughts I know but who said life was easy...

3000 Not Out

So my BLOG has got 3000+ unique hits !

WOW, I feel like a celebrity :D I know that I account for atleast 1000 of those visits and few other friends for other 1500 but I am happy for those few just surfed in by design or by chance.

As a very good friend's Yahoo Messenger Status says "Miles to go before I sleep ..."


Harivansh Rai Bachchan - Jo Beet Gayi

Jeevan Main Ek Sitara Tha
Maana Vah Behad Pyara Tha
Vah Doob Gaya To Doob Gaya
Ambar Kay Aanan Ko Dekho
Kitne Iskay Taare Toote
Kitne Iskay Pyare Choote
Jo Choot Gaye Fir Kahan Mile
Par Bolo Toote Taaron Par
Kab Ambar Shok Manata Hai
Jo Beet Gayi So Baat Gayi

Jeevan Main Vah Tha Ek Kusum
They Us Par Nitya Nichavar Tum
Vah Sookh Gaya TO Sookh Gaya
Madhuvan Ki Chaati Ko Dekho
Sookhi Kitni Iski Kaliyan
Murjhaayi Kitni ballriyan
Jo Murjhayi Woh Fir Kahan Khili
Par Bolo Sookhe Phoolon Par
Kab Madhuban Shor Machata hai
Jo Beet Gayi So Bat Gayi

jeevan Main Madhu Ka Pyala Tha
Tumnay Tan Man De Daala Tha
Wah Toot Gaya To Toot Gaya
Madiralya Kay Aangan Ko Dekho
Kitne Pyale Hil Jaate Hain
Gir Mitti Main Mil Jaate Hain
Jo Girte Hain Kab Uthte Hain
Par Bolo Toote Pyalo Par
Kab Madiralaya Pachtata Hai
Jo Beet Gayi So Baat Gayi

Mridu Mitti Kay Hain Bane Hue
Madhu Ghoot Phoota Hi Kartay Hain
Laghu Jeevan Lekar Aaye Hain
Pyale Toota Hi Karte Hain
Fir Bhi Madiralaya Kay Andar
Madhu Kay Ghat Hai Madhu Pyale Hain
Jo Madakta Kay Maare Hain
Vey Madhu Loota Hi Kartay Hain
Va Kachcha Peene Wala Hai
Jiski Mamta Ghat Pyalon Par
Jo Sachchey Madhu Sey Jala Hua
Kab Rota Hai Chillata Hai
Jo Beet Gayi So Baat Gayi

I have been told that Harivansh Rai Bachchan wrote this poem when his wife expired. I am supposed to confirm this and am not sure where I can find details about this, but the fact of the matter is, this is a piece of gem and I am sure that this would be on top of my mind for a long long time to come. And since I tend to recommend very fwe things, I would say if anyone is feeling down at any point of time, PLEASE PLEASE go and read Jo Beet Gayi.

P.S.: The same thing is available in Hindi at the link

Prakash is Back !

So I went home one fine weekend and I was back on Sunday and guess whom did i spot in the corridor... It was Prakash. He was back at MDI. WOW

And yesterday only he was here and he sung me a few nice songs on guitar and now am sure my guitaring would take off !

The Nidhi Kapoor Story

Did you like this post? May be you want to read my first book - The Nidhi Kapoor Story.

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