Thoughtons Projected

Saturday, May 13, 2006

To My Love

My maiden attempt at voice manipulation.
The words that I had attempted to speak:
nee paarkum paarvayil, amaithi velicham theriyuthaey,
nee paesum vaarthayil, kaaintha pookal malaruthaey,

Ull manum uruguthaey,
puthiya vaazhkai vidiyuthaey,

Naan kaanum kaatchi yaavum, nee yaaga, ta na na naana,

manithan, mirigam, marangal ethilum puthiya jeevan oliruthaey,
kuzhanthai pola, enathu manamum, thunbam maranthu sirikuthaey.

And here is the output:
To my love

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Friday, April 28, 2006

Free, easy and effective way to cut down mobile bills.

Trilogy now has started a new service which helps you cut your mobile bills by alarming percentage. What more? Its absolutely free, personalized and very very simple and effective. With a lot of service providers supported, you might want to take a minute to go through this link.
Please forward this link to as many people as possible. You sure wudn't want to miss ur significant other(s) and your friends :-).
I have used it personally and was impressed by the analysis. It gives option to switch to a better plan within the current service provider along with the overall best plan amongst all service providers based on your usage. Pretty good effort.

Saturday, April 08, 2006

Tu bin bataayae, Khoon chala & Luka chupi english translation...

To Rams and all,
Thanks to Sadic (an ARR fan) for posting me this nice translation.

Tu Bin Bataaye
tu bin bataye mujhe le chal kaheen
Take me somewhere without telling me
jahan tu muskuraye meri manzil wahin
Where you smile, thats where my destination is

tu bin bataye...

meethi lagi, chakh ke dekhi abhi
I've just tasted the sweet feeling of love
mishri ki dali, zindagi ho chali
a lump of sugar, has become my life
jahan hain teri baahein mera sahil wahin
my shore is where your arms are

tu bin bataye...

mann ki gali tu phuharoon si aa
come down the road of the heart like small raindrops
bheeg jaye mere khwabon ka kafila
my dreams will be soaked
jise tu gungunaye meri dhun hai wahin
The verse that you hum, that is my tune

Khoon Chala
kuchh kar guzarne ko khoon chala khoon chala
blood has stirred to do something
aankhon ke sheeshe mein utarne ko khoon chala
blood has stirred to walk down the glass of the eyes

badan se tapak kar, zameen se lipatkar
dripping from the body, enveloping the earth
galiyon se raston se ubharkar, umadkar
rising from the streets and the paths
naye rang bhar ne ko khoon chala khoon chala
blood has stirred to fill new colors

khuli-si chhoT lekar, baRi-si tich lekar ahista ahista
With an open wound, with a large (complaint?), slowly, slowly
sawaalon ki ungli, jawaabon ki mutthi
the figner of questions, a fist of answers
sang lekar Khoon chala
with all of this the blood goes

kuchh kar guzarne ko khoon chala khoon chala
blood is going to try and do something

Khoon chala can have various meaning depending on various
interpretations. In this case its most near Khoon=blood, offspring.
Chala=has begun to walk or do something

Luka Chuppi
Luka Chuppi bahut huyi saamne aa ja naa
there has been a lot of hide and seek, please come out now
Kahan kahan dhoondha tujhe
where am I supposed to look for you?
thak gayi hai ab teri maa
your mother is tired.

Aaja saanjh hui mujhe teri fikar
come out son, im worried about you
Dhundhla gayi dekh meri nazar aa ja na (2)
look I am lost, please come back

Kya bataoon maa kahan hoon main
what can I tell you about where I am
Yahan udney ko mere khula aasmaan hai
here there is a whole empty sky for me to fly in
Tere kisson jaisa bhola salona
innocent just like your (kisson?)
jahan hain yahan sapno vala
there is a world here of dreams

Meri patang ho befikar udd rahi hai maa
don't worry mother, my kite is flying here
Dor koi loote nahin beech se kaate na
noone loots my string and noone will cut it

Dhire dhire aangan utre andhera, mera deep kahan
slowly slowly, it steps into darkness, where is my light?
Dhalke suraj kare ishara chanda tu hai kahan
when the sun goes down it signals to the moon, where are you?
Mere chanda tu hai kahan
where are you my moon?

Lukka chuppi..

kaise tujhko dikhaun yahaan hai kya
how can I show what there is over here?
Maine jharne se paani maa tod ke piya hai
I have broken and drank water
Guchcha guchcha kai khwabon ka uchal ke chuwa hai
I have jumped and touched a cluster of dreams
Chaaya liya bhali dhoop yahaan hai
there is sunshinehere that bears shade

Naya naya sa hai roop yahan
there is a new look over here
Yahaan sab kuch hai maa phir bhi
there is everything over here
lage bin tere mujhko akela
but without you, its still very lonely.

At work

Huaaha haaa.. During TU :-)) YAr anDha pakkam ponAnga nU nyAvagam illa.

Thursday, April 06, 2006

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Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Tu bin bataayae...

With the recent adventurous trip by my Hyd friends living upto the meaning of the excellent song Tu Bin batayaaen from RDB, I got more excited both by the song and the thought of doing something similar in near future. Least did I expect that to happen in very near future! For some random reason, which am not aware of and don't bother to know, one of my senior, Miss D, called me up y'day and requested me to accompany her to 'Chinmaya Mission' with the thought of volunteering them in their summer camp for children aged 8 to 12. I cudn't be more happy than being with children of that age! With least hope of being accepted, we went to their office (rather temple) today and proposed our interest in volunteering. To our surprise, they were more than ready to get us involved!
But then, can one expect everything drop to reach the sea? For us, the timings didn't work well (the camp comes live during 10 am to 12 noon everyday from apr 10th to 25th, which is when I get reminded that my company doesn't pursue charity and am expected to work for that ;-)). Hopefully we will attend during the weekends. Thanks a lot D :-).

Thursday, March 23, 2006

Provoked by Genie

Hooked on to the background score in by the genie. Thanks to Mr. R :-)

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Saturday, March 11, 2006

Rang De Basanthi

What a movie to watch on your birthday! Absolute treat!
Its a movie made with lots of emotions and it managed to make my eyes secrete some juice during the second half! All said, the usual post-mortem with one of my friends helped us conclude that the message conveyed by the movie was not liked by us. Nevertheless, I loved some of the dialogues in the movie. Some of those in the order of they appearing in the movie:

I always believed that there were two kinds of people. Those who go to death screaming and others who go to death in silence. Then I saw the third kind.

.. In this country people find excuses to kill one other. I want to leave ASAP, atleast you will have one less excuse....

(In hindi) There are two kinds of people. Those who endure all the non-sense in this world and the others who take responsibility and clean the non-sense.

And about the BGM and the songs! If I say that they were soooooooperb would be a groooss understatement :-). Long live ARR!

I enjoyed it fully! :-). Thanks Mr. P for booking the tkts and thanks to Mr. G for accompanying us.

Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Andha Nilaava Thaan...

Absolute master piece from Raja :- Andha Nilaava Thaan (especially).

Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Why should Crompton Greave?

Yesterday, while at bed in the afternoon, I suddenly remembered an amusing saying which was popular in my secondary school. Gwalior suiting and Bombay dyeing. People tend to think that its a war between the cities as suiting homophones with shooting and dyeing with dying. Thinking about that for a while helped me remember one more company which could complete the series. Gwalior suiting, bombay dyeing and Crompton Greaves. :-)
Who is Crompton and why should he/she greave?
Are we caught up in finding the answers to questions like above? Have we misunderstood greave for grieve?
Slowly my eyes closed and I was with stars and slowly riding far away from this world. Boy, this universe is too vast and complex to fit under a single law and too enigmatic to think that everything was designed intelligently by someone.
Waiting for my Master to disambiguate.

Tuesday, January 24, 2006

Wish you all success!

IIT geeks form political party

BANGALORE: Seems like Mani Rathnam’s Yuva is getting off the reels. Five IITians, all in their 20s, have decided to take up mainstream politics. The youths, based in Jodhpur, will be in the city to campaign for their national party, “ Paritrana’’ , which was launched in Jodhpur on Friday.
“Giving up handsome pay packages, comfort of family and support of friends wasn’t that easy,’’ says Tanmay Rajpurohit, the national president of the party and B Tech in aerospace from IIT Bombay followed by an MS from GeorgiaTech and double masters in arts.
“But my inner voice told me that I should invest my efforts in my country rather than making my pockets heavier,’’ said Ajit Ashwalayan Shukla, vice president of the party.

“People think we are crazy so much so that our families have also failed to understand our motto, but we won’t give up,’’ he added.
The core team of “Paritrana’ ’ comprises Rajpurohit , Shukla, Amit Beesen, also the vice president and a B Tech (Mechanical) from IIT Bombay and a LLB graduate, Chandrashekhar (national treasurer), B Tech (computer science) from IIT Kanpur, Bharat Sundaram, the PRO of the party and B Tech from IIT Kanpur and PhD in electronics from Melbourne.
“Paritrana means complete relief from the various causes of distress, and that is what we want to do for our people,’’ added Chandrashekhar. Low funds have not discouraged them in their efforts of holding door-to-door campaigns in Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and parts of Maharashtra.
“We strongly feel that the politicians of today are no longer the voice of the common man but instead they voice their own personal agendas through which they can fetch maximum votes,’’ said Shukla.
“We are not here for the power game. We are here to deal with the grassroots issues of each and every small village that we come across,’’ added Shukla.

The zeal and burning desire of the five youngsters sounds sincere. “I believe that we are just five ordinary boys from the middle class family with no godfathers in politics but have dared to come forward and fight for our rights,’’ said Chandrashekhar. “And we will succeed in it,’’ he added.
After the launch of the party at the Suchana Kendra in Jodhpur, the party members, as a part of their promotional campaign will tour Jodhpur, Udaipur, Ahmedabad, Mumbai, Pune, Bangalore and Chennai.

Friday, January 20, 2006

One such passing cloud..

At times you feel that you don't have anyone talk to. At times, you have someone with whom you can share everything, but you don't know how to express what you want to say. Is there a big difference between those two situations? In case you happen to be in one such situation, what do you do? I decided to blog!

Tuesday, January 17, 2006

To you.

If I close my eyes, pray for me.
If I lie on you, rock me to sleep.
If I go for a walk, hold my hands.
If I blush, hold my hands tighter.
If I cry, hold my heart tighter.

If I get angry, remind me of past.
If I start shouting, listen to me.
If I lie to you, stare at my eyes.
If tears tease my eyes, bear hug me.

If I grow young, tell me bed-time stories.
If I grow old, tell me that you are with me.

If I leave this world, come with me.
For you are the one.
If I were to come again, be with me. Always.


Saturday, January 14, 2006

Unplanned plans...The Cosmic Plan

This trip of mine to Chennai has been full of surprises. None of them planned for or anticipated. To begin with, I tried booking the tickets for the weekend embracing the pongal festival a month back from today. Maybe you know, that was definitely too late. I ditched the plan of going to Chennai for pongal right then. Then came the surprise news from my friend, Mr. S, that he has two tickets for both onward and return journey for the pongal weekend. :-). I grabbed them from him and decided to surprise my parents on the festival day. It so happened that another friend of mine was also coming to Chennai during this weekend and wanted to meet me. Further, one of my friend/relative, Miss. M, wanted to meet me this time for sure as I she believed/alleged that I was in a habit of evading her request to visit her house. Having two things planned out for the 2 days, I entered my house here to see both of my parents pleasantly surprised. :-). Surprises, be it pleasant or unpleasant, have this capability of kindling the anxiety and sometimes making people happy.This was one such instance that I always wanted to give my parents and my close ones. At that time I was totally unaware of the fact that God too had the same intention with me. He probably loves playing with me. I too love the game the instant I realize that it is a cosmic game!

I exchanged a few SMS with Miss M only to find that she has been suddenly involved in a trip to Mahabalipuram along with her relatives. I touched disappointment once again when I found that my other friend was in Pondy today along with his family. The planned events, once again, bounced back at me as if ridiculing me for not obeying the rules of the game. Suddenly it seemed like I was devoid of friends. Totally ignorant about things happening around ME, I decided to rest my mind for a while for it started making random inferences and straining my brain cells which seemed too fragile then. Waking up, my eyes became slowly moist and things started becoming clear. I wore my spectacles, they were clearer now. The other thoughts had dried up and hence the vision was clearer now.

After a quick, but engrossing chat with my house owner's grandson, I set out for a walk to Mr. S's house. We started out to Parthasarathy temple in a while. I requested him to take me to a secluded place, devoid of noise, even sound. Nothing feasible came to his mind other than The Marina Beach! I touched its sand for the second time in my life and similarly it touched my heart with its warm welcome. Wading in the sands for sometime, we became blessed along with a lot others to view the sun setting over the city. Still not satisified with the grant of my request, S enquired the possibility of going inside the Vivekanandar Illam which was facing the beach. I gladly agreed and we set our foot inside this holy place. Initially I thought that the Rs. 2 given as an entrance fee for this place was a waste until I saw the Swami's room. Dimly lit with fluorescent lamp in the shape of Om (in tamil), it was a very calm room devoid of any material except for a few chairs which I surmised to be for the less-abled people. We happily sat in the blanket and closed our eyes for a while. Both the waves of the beach and that of my thoughts subsided and came to a still in that room. I didn't want to get out of there, but it seemed to affect our actual plans; hence we decided to move out.
Entering the streets of the temple, S was too excited abt driving on those roads and exclaimed 'Ithu thaan madras :-)'. I could empathize with him, for he has been here for 22 years until recently when his parents decided to move to a place near our house in Adyar. The temple was too crowded for me, but it didn't affect me at all. I didn't see the idols. I was sincerely praying for my close ones and I knew that He was listening. With all the scenes that my eyes had seen, all the sounds that the ears had heard sealed in my heart evacuating the sorrows and worries which were troubling it before, I reached back home.
This is just day one. Whats in store for tomorrow? Let the cosmic plan unveil for, as one of my friends says, thinking about the future will destroy the surprises in store!