Koshish - Harivansh Rai Bachchan

Nanhi cheenti jab daana lekar chalti hai,
chadhti deewaron par, sau bar phisalti hai.

Man ka vishwas ragon mein saahas bharta hai,
chadhkar girna, girkar chadhna na akharta hai.

Akhir uski mehnat bekar nahin hoti
Himmat karne walon ki haar nahin hoti.

By Harivansh Rai Bachchan.
Via @radhikakr

Writer's Block

This year, 2011, I had decided that I will get more frequent with my blogging. Not that I have to blog to make the world go around its axis but I thought it would be nice to have penned down thoughts and random observations. They make excellent read. Trust me they do. Like for example, look at some of my blogposts from 2005. Or may be from 2008. May be from last month. Wait, did I make any posts last months? May be, may be not. Thats not the point. The point is that Mr. Murphy hates me to the core. Everytime I decide that I would do something, something or the other happens and I cant get it done. Ab blogging ko hi le lo. I decide that I shall write more often and here I am, stuck with a writer's block.

Waise while I was writing this, I had to lookup a couple of things and I think Wikipedia is totally cool. Its the next best thing to have happened to mankind after rains. I mean if I was God and I had to choose between creating rains or wikipedia, I would have created ... rain.

And while I was typing this, the free wifi at the swanky new Delhi airport ran out of time. Didnt I say Murphy? Anyways, it took me yet another SMS and I am back online. And now that when I think I was hitting the flow and getting back to writing some random gibberish, Go Air just announced that my flight is ready to depart.

Murphy Singh, tu mil kahin pay ... dekh loonga!

Signing Off,
On my way to Mumbai

Hello @sgNetBook

As of now, I am officially migrating to a netbook.

Reasons are quite simple. My work is all about making lot of presentations, making bills on excel and writing an occasional document or two. Apart from this, I watch movies, listen to music, spend a lot of time on Internet. And I am on the move all the time. And I have a smart phone (#sgBB).

A netbook allows me to do all these things very effectively. It weighs less than 2 KGs, it has good battery life (will buy a spare battery), it has a big enough keyboard to allow me to write fast without too many acidents, and yet a small enough form factor to allow me to carry it with me in my bag pack. Only thing that I would probably miss is a good mindmapping tool for a netbook and an alternative to iTunes.

For my infrequent design and dev needs, that are anyways minimal (and will remain minimal for the foreseeable future), I have #sgAcer and #sgDesktop!

To get it up and running, I have already accessorised #sgNetbook with a Tata Photon (till I get a 3G card), Sennheiser earplugs, notepads, pens and a Logitech cordless mouse.

P.S.: This is the first post on #sgWOW that was thought on #sgNetBook.

Sab Kuch To Hai

Sab kuch to hai!

Ek chota sukhi parivar hai, bade saare acchhe dost hai,
Kuch anjane chehre hain aur kuch ajnabi saaye bhi hai.

Sar par chhatt hai, sone ko bistar hai,
Jeb main paise hain aur khane ko khana hai,
Broadband internet connection hai aur mobile main balance bhi hai.

Thoda sa paisa hai, thodi si shauhrat hai,
Thoda sa namak aur thodi si mirch bhi hai.

Sapne hain, khawab hai,
Hausla hai aur kuch dhundali manzilain bhi hai.

Jo kuch chahiye, wo sab kuch to hai.
Sab kuch hai, aur kuch kami bhi hai.

Pal Pal Dil Kay Pass

Another gaana from Kishoreda!

Pal pal dil ke paas tum rehti ho..
Jeevan mithi pyaas ye kehti ho..

Har shaam aankhon par tera aanchal lehraye..
Har raat yaadon ki barat le aaye..

Mai sans leta hu teri khusboo aati hai ..
Ek mehka mehka sa paigam lati hai..

Mere dil ki dhadkan bhi tere geet gati hai..

Deewano ki ye baatein deewane jante hain..
Jalne mein kya maza hai parwane jante hain..

Tum yu hi jalate rehna aa aa kar khwabo mein..

Bittersweet Symphony

SY says "He kept on dreaming. He kept getting bitter."

I wonder if he's talking about me!!

Twenty Eleven

2011 is here. And like all new years, brings with itself hope, aspirations, dreams, resolutions checklists and last but not the least, a blog post.

Normally on new years, I make myself some promises, make a few resolutions and set a few targets. This year is no different. I have promised myself that I want to end 2011 as the best year of my life so far. And inshallah I will do so. There are finer details, let me keep them behind the veil for the time being though.

Here are wishes to everyone for the year ahead. Hope the year brings with it lots of prosperity, luck and happiness.

P.S.: If you are looking for inspiration, check these (1, 2, 3) Cadbury's new year ads.
P.P.S.: Hope to become regular with blogging once again!

The Nidhi Kapoor Story

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

Check it out on Amazon or Flipkart?