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Thursday, May 11, 2006


In case, you haven't noticed. The wikipedia has another avatar. The wikipedia is now available in simple english [link]. This is aimed at helping out people who read little english. This will help children too. You can help and look for help here.

Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Musica Gem (another)

Title: Schism
Artist: Tool
Lyrics: Tool
The rhythm is very different, pausing ever couple of words and allowing the song to be quite appealing.

Here is my favourite piece of the lyrics:

There was a time that the pieces fit, but I watched them fall away.
Mildewed and smoldering, strangled by our coveting
I've done the the math enough to know the dangers of a second guessing
Doomed to crumble unless we grow, and strengthen our communication

cold silence has a tendency to atrophy any sense of compassion

between supposed lovers
between supposed brothers.

And I know the pieces fit.

PS:Had a really hard time finding lyrics as the mp3 claimed the band to be Newage and title to be Don't Desire.

Tuesday, May 09, 2006

His Excellency President for Life, Field Marshal Al Hadji Doctor Idi Amin, VC, DSO, MC, Lord of All the Beasts of the Earth and Fishes of the Sea, and Conqueror of the British Empire in Africa in General and Uganda in Particular and also, King of Scotland

That was the title of Idi Amin

Monday, May 08, 2006


I StumbledUpon a website that gives a clear understanding of the fundamentals of photography. By far, the most suitable for a beginner at photography.


Friday, May 05, 2006

Musica Gem

Todays Gem

Title: Jars of clay
Artist: Flood
Lyrics By: Flood

Lyrics :

Rain, rain on my face
It hasn't stopped raining for days
My world is a flood
Slowly I become one with the mud


But if I can't swim after forty days
and my mind is crushed by the thrashing waves
Lift me up so high that I cannot fall
Lift me up
Lift me up - when I'm falling
Lift me up - I'm weak and I'm dying
Lift me up - I need you to hold me
Lift me up - Keep me from drowning again

Downpour on my soul
Splashing in the ocean, I'm losing control
Dark sky all around
I can't feel my feet touching the ground


Calm the storms that drench my eyes
Dry the streams still flowing
Cast down all the waves of sin
And guilt that overthrow me


Lift me up - when I'm falling
Lift me up - I'm weak and I'm dying
Lift me up - I need you to hold me
Lift me up - Keep me from drowning again

Thursday, May 04, 2006

I have collected 15Gb of music thru college.
I don't know how many tracks I have never played at all!
Yesterday, I decided to listen to every track in my collection, song by song, album by album. I expect to discover discover new favourites and gems. Will keep all of you updated on the same.

Today's Gem:

Title: King of Pain
Artist: Alanis Morissette
Lyrics By: Sting

Here is a part of the lyrics I loved.

I have stood here before inside the pouring rain
With the world turning circles running 'round my brain
I guess I'm always hoping that you'll end this reign
But it's my destiny to be the king of pain

PS: More gyan invited on this song.

Wednesday, May 03, 2006

Ravan and Eddie

Ganja told me he regretted he couldn't pick this up (due to a lack of space, his parents had banned him from getting more books home). I did and was thankful to his parents.
Ravan and Eddie is a story about two boys growing up in a chawl, in Bombay. Both Ravan and Eddie grow up in homes where Mother plays a dominant role. Ravan is very interested in Kung-Fu and starts off practicing like Ekalavya because he cannot afford the classes. Eddie joins the local RSS Sabha attracted by the comics of Ramayana and Mahabarath. This is only the start of many adventures and struggles they go through as children. The experiences are something most of us can relate to.
Mr. Nagarkar has given a deep insight into the different families living in the Chawl and how they deal/ignore their problems. The book is filled with humour at the same time revealing stark reality. The author's ability to get into a child's mind must be applauded. He has good eye for detail and exhibits great skill in wording erotica. Though the end is disappointing it is a good, hilarious read.

PS: Please leave comments.