Friday, July 25, 2008

God's own Country...

I have watched this song on and off on Asianet. I just assumed the tune and music was classical (ie meaning tuned long back). I found recently that the music was created by none other than ARR. But more than the tune, it is the lyrics by P Bhaskaran, that touch me.

I know there are other songs that describe kerala - devathinte swantham naadu.
But here is something to enjoy.

Shyama Sundara Kera Kedara Bhoomi
Jana jeevitha pala dhaanya sambana bhoomi
Ithu shyama Sundara Kera Kedara Bhoomi....

Manavaarku samatha nalkiya mavalithan bhoomi
Madhura mahitha
Lalitha kalakal
Viriyum malarvaadi
Shyama Sundara Kera Kedara Bhoomi.....

Thaalamela vaadya naadam saahidheyaam pokile geetham
Vividha jaathi Matha vamshaka sahajare polu onnai
Nava yugathin ponprathirukal vilayicheedum bhoomi

Shyama Sundara Kera Kedara Bhoomi

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Nobody Expects the Spanish Inquisition

Nobody expects the Spanish Inquisition!!
I heard this quote in a movie 'Sliding Doors', used by a character to cheer somebody up. The point is not the joke so presented here by the Monty Python team, which is quite funny by itself and can cheer people out of their wits.
There is also something more profound. Nobody expects the worst to happen. So i guess what happened happened, but you can overcome it.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Aaoge Jab Tum..... Do Dil Aise Milenge

Aaoge Jab Tum O Saajana
Angana Phool Khilenge
Barsega Saawan, Barsega Saawan Jhoom Jhoomke
Do Dil Aise Milenge
Aaoge Jab Tum O Saajana, Angana Phool Khilenge

Naina Tere Kajraare Hai, Naino Pe Hum Dil Haare Hai
Anjaane Hi Tere Naino Ne Waade Kiye Kayi Saare Hai
Saanson Ki Lay Madham Chalein, Tose Gaye Barasega Saawan
Barsega Saawan Jhoom Jhoomke, Do Dil Aise Milenge
Aaoge Jab Tum Ho Saajana, Angana Phool Khilenge

Chanda Ko Taaku Raaton Ko, Hai Zindagi Tere Haanthon Mein
Palkon Pe Jhilmil Taarein Hain, Aana Bhari Barsaaton Mein
Sapnon Ka Jahaan Hoga Kela Kela Barasega Saawan
Barsega Saawan Jhoom Jhoomke, Do Dil Aise Milenge

Dont know why i found this song so haunting? Actually i do, and i guess that's why i wanted to post it here.

Friday, July 04, 2008

Subtle, but serious

I got this recently from a friend. I have seen a similar one (still searching the web) about Kalpana Chawala and her brother. I dont know who is responsible for the advertisement. I searched the web for this and similar (save the girl child) advertisement, but not much luck.

What is Jawaharlal Nehru's son's name?
The image reads 'What is Jawaharlal Nehru's son's name?'.
The fine print at the bottom reads 'Do not neglect the girl child'.

When i first saw the lines, i was wondering who the brother of Indira Gandhi was, and his name etc. That was for about a second, as i was scrolling to the bottom of the image. I didnt have to read the small print, but it struck me about the same time. Now isnt this a cool advertisement?

Well, i guess it has the same effect as 'smoking is injurious to health', you turn the page and move on. I wonder how it affects the people who think about this, in their desperate efforts to conceive a male child.