Tuesday, December 11, 2007

I want a plate full of manchurian and chilli cheese :-(

Its so cold and dark outside, and I'm shivering too (just a little bit though). And I so much feel like having a plate full of sizzling steaming hot manchurian and chilli cheese right now :( :(
Oh god, my mouth is salivating like a dog's even at the thought of it :P

I'm sure if I get it right now, I shall be able to stay up for many more hours. But it must of Basant restaurant (Ludhiana), because out of the (perhaps) dozens of Manchurians and Chilli Cheese recipes I have tasted so far, the best one undoubtedly are Basant's.

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:( :(

Sunday, September 30, 2007

State Of My Heart After Watching "The Pursuit of Happyness"

Its been under 5 minutes since I finished watching The Pursuit of Happyness. My eyes were moist at a couple of moments (the ones I identified myself with - and more), and as the movie concluded. It is difficult to say any more thing now. My throat is heavy with an overwhelming feeling. Its been quite a long time since I last got to enjoy a motion picture of this high grade. That's all I can say to summarize my feelings.


P.S. The small part of my life, as the movie just concluded, can be called "happyness" :)

(you need to have watched the movie to be able to appreciate this last line...)

Friday, September 28, 2007

Phew! Finally survived for 'over' 18 seconds in the game 'Escapa!'

I got a link in a forwarded email, that pointed to a simple-looking game. Here is the link

http://members.iinet.net.au/~pontipak/redsquare.html

As I started to play, however, I soon realised that the game was anything but simple. The game, in some sense, tests one's dexterity. More precisely it is a test of one's ability to maneuver the computer mouse both at high speed and with precision! It is not difficult to get really annoyed repeatedly playing this game trying to get to that oh-so-near-yet-so-far goal (basically one has to survive for at least 18 seconds- as the webpage says- to be considered having done brilliantly).

2 time points, at which I got killed most number of times were in the proximity of 12 seconds and 16 seconds. I dont know how many times I played this game till I finally managed to clock over 18 seconds, although I believe it was about 20. And I am glad that I could make it (I know well that I would not have slept until I managed to clear it...).

Here are the screenshots of initial failures and final success (yay!)





And here's the winning game


Update:

I saved the webpage as an mhtml archive in the Opera browser, and played it while offline. In the first go itself I could clock over 18 seconds... Here's the screenshot


Update 2:

My second try in Opera browser (while playing from the saved webpage) too resulted in clock time of over 18 seconds (yawn...the game is looking boring now...I'll try to clock over 25 seconds sometime in future!)

Thursday, August 30, 2007

Obituary to a video I posted on YouTube

3 months back I posted a video on YouTube. The clip I had posted is the part that I like the most in 'Titanic'. And not surprisingly, it got a deluge of views (the last time I checked in, it clocked well over 10,000), and about 75 people had bookmarked it and about 40 peoplehad commented on it (most of the comments described it as a very emotional and lovely scene).

Now 2 days back I got an email from Google- an excerpt from it follows...

"This is to notify you that we have removed or disabled access to the following material as a result of a third-party notification by Paramount Pictures Corp. claiming that this material is infringing:

Dawson. Rose Dawson. (Titanic): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T5qfJMFK9Rc"

Now I want to yammer about it here :-(

I had very carefully cut that video from the movie- the starting and ending points were thoughtfully decided so as to give the viewer the true feel of this scene. The title and the tags too were carefully decided. I have also lost the lovely comments that the populace wrote. So sad :-(

Here is the description that I had written for this video

"My favorite scene in Titanic. rose's calling herself "dawson. rose dawson." signifies her continued love for jack, despite his physical demise. and after the attendant goes away, the scene with rain and accompanying music is so touching. so really beautiful. i love playing this music on my yamaha keyboard.in the words of wikipedia- "While on the RMS Carpathia, she sees Caledon, who is looking for her desperately. She hides her face in the blanket just as Caledon looks over. He doesn't see her and walks away. That is the last time she ever sees him.On arriving in New York, she takes Jack's name when asked by a steward, calling herself Rose Dawson, giving implications to the audience of her wife-like commitment to Jack and their plans for marriage. The name change also enables her to forever escape from her family and allowing them to think she is dead. She goes on to do everything that she had promised Jack she would do, riding astride a horse on the beach, going to Santa Monica Pier, flying a plane, and so forth. Rose becomes an actress, gets married, and has children, but she never forgets Jack. She died in 1996 at the age of 101."

Added: May 28
Duration: 02:53

I'll miss you my video... you had 4.9 rating out of 5.0 (I guess about 75 people had rated you). Google you did not do good- you should have warned me so that I could have saved the comments and screenshots of it...

Update:
As I found out on 3 October 2007, the comments, ratings etc for this video are all available in 'My Account' section of YouTube. I am glad that I have access to people's comments again.

Sorry to bark at you Google.

Saturday, May 26, 2007

must keep walking
























din hai parbat jaise bhaari
raate bojhal bojhal saari
tu ye sochta hai raah kaise aasaan ho

saari anjaani hai raahein
jinme dhoondhen teri nigaahein
koi aisa pal jo aaj ya kal, meharbaan ho

ghoome kab se dagar dagar
tu mann ko ye samjhaave
raahi ka to kaam hai
chalta hi jaave
saayiaan ve saayiaan ve
saayiaan saayiaan ve
saayiaan ve saayiaan ve

ik banjara iktaare par kab se gaave
jeevan hai ik dor dor uljhe hi jaave
aasaani se hai girehain khulti nahi hain
mann vo hatheela hai jo fir bhi suljhave
rahi ka to kaam hai chalta hi jaave...
saayiaan ve saayiaan ve
sun sun saayiaan ve
saayiaan ve saayiaan ve
(lovely piano sequence...)

the woods are lovely dark and deep
but i have promises to keep
and miles to go before i sleep
and miles to go before i sleep

Thursday, May 24, 2007

A fresh perspective on ‘reservation for women’ in relation to process scheduling in operating systems

There has been much debate about whether there should be 27% reservation for OBCs in professional educational institutions. Though this post should logically apply to the issue of reservations for OBCs too, I am not concentrating on that because in that case there are two distinct sub-issues of social and economic backwardness which need to be resolved first. This post is about reservation for women [girls included].

Those who have a knowledge of how process scheduling is done in computer operating systems [henceforth ill call them OS or OSes] are aware that there is a phenomenon called starvation that must be prevented to ensure that no process is made to wait for very long or infinitely long. The priority scheduling algorithm is one algorithm which can cause starvation of low priority processes, in case there are many higher priority [and possibly longer too] processes. Any scheduling algorithm chosen for process scheduling must ensure that starvation does not take place.

Considering an OS as a society, and a process in it as a human [in current case my focus is on females]. I believe that each process scheduling algorithm has its own disadvantages, and each of them must be tweaked so that starvation does not take place. An OS is an environment, in which there is possibility of starvation taking place. And if there is a possibility of some process being disfavored , then the OS must ensure that there is also a corresponding provision to ensure that that possibility is avoided [in case of priority scheduling algorithm, an added parameter of aging may be used to ensure that starvation does not take place].

My take is that if we do not have an ideal system [an environment] then we have possibility of disfavoring any element of the system. And if there is a possibility, then there must be a provision to ensure that the possibility is avoided. The words possibility and provision are central to this post.

Coming to real life, the current environment in India creates ample possibilities of women being disfavored. And it becomes a duty to create provisions that avoid them. Unless we conceive, implement, and uphold a system that is inherently ideal for all humans of the system, it becomes imperative that we do not let women be disadvantaged. In the light of above, I currently support reservations and other concessions for women.

As a side note, there was a debate in my class in english period on the same topic when I was in XI [maybe XII]. I remember that I was probably the only one on one side, with others on the opposite side [unfortunately I do not remember which side I was on]. I think I probably opposed reservations then; maybe that was without any logic. Today I support.

Finally, I should mention that I used the analogy of process scheduling not as a proof or justification of my stance on this issue [I am strictly against use of analogies as proofs/justifications], but as an aid to make one understand my concept.

Last but not the least, it must also be ensured that the provisions are implemented and enforced only to an extent that’s required. The provisions may lead to some undeserved advantages for women- which is okay, but must not lead to any undeserved advantages for women at the cost of the opposite sex.

Saturday, May 5, 2007

Didi's new Sony Ericsson W300i :-)

Didi just got a shining new Sony Ericsson W300i (a nice respite from her Reliance phone).

Its gorgeous, and the cute little thing packs a lot of punch as well. What all can be done?
  • Capture photos (up to 1.3 megapixel interpolated)
  • Record sounds or videos (and play them all back- on the phone itself)
  • Walkman branded- which means one can listen to music (in various formats) in pristine quality (on the inbuilt external speaker, or on the high quality bundled earphones, or even on an external audio system)
  • FM radio with RDS (and preset channels)
  • Playback MPEG-4 or 3GP videos on the phone itself (and watch streaming videos as well)
  • Surf internet on the phone itself (using the inbuilt NetFront browser- I added Opera Mini) or on a computer using GPRS or EDGE
  • Inbuilt RSS reader
  • Inbuilt support for Email, Instant Messaging and MMS
  • Bluetooth and Infrared support
  • Memory Stick Micro slot (with 256 MB card bundled)
  • USB 2.0 port
  • Java MIDP 2.0 support (for applications and games)
  • Quad-band 850/900/1800/1900 Mhz support (for world roaming)
  • View or edit music, photos or videos with the inbuilt MusicDJ, PhotoDJ and VideoDJ
  • Setup animated wallpapers on the 256K TFT LCD display
  • Polyphonic ringtones
  • The second external display (orange) shows status of time, music or a call
  • Finally, make and receive calls, and send and receive SMS messages (EMS/LMS is supported)
  • The lightweight orange and black body, of course, is killer.


Tuesday, May 1, 2007

I am so happy that my all time favorite movie was released on my birthday :-)

To write the previous post about the movie Ta Ra Rum Pum, I had to go to Wikipedia to find out the exact name of the sequel to 'The Terminator'. and I felt so happy to see that the movie I deeply love from my heart- 'Terminator 2: Judgment Day', was released on 3rd July 1991- on my birthday :-)

I'm so happy. I love this movie (I love 'The Terminator' too nearly as much) and since it was released on my birthday, its closer to me now :-)

never judge a book (movie) by its cover (title). never.

i am just back after watching Ta Ra Rum Pum (it was a night show). me, my didi and my cousins went to watch any movie (we just wanted to watch a movie), and at the cinema, we were told that Ta Ra Rum Pum is about to start in 15 minutes. "yuk!", i said, for i did not like the name at all. i declared hastily that this movie is going to be unadulterated horse crap because its makers gave it such a cheap and inelegant name.

the story behind this feeling- my personal belief has been that when a single man makes an effort, then the output reflects that single man's character (quite naturally). and if this effort turns out to be good, then it has this goodness everywhere in it. 2 nicely fitting examples of this are the 2 wonderful programs- irfanview and editpad. both of them are great in all aspects of them- from installer to the program itself to speed to the text used in interface to stability and so on. i have always held this belief that something good, and done by a single man, shall be good in everything.

another example? james cameron's 2 wonderful movies- 'The Terminator', and '
Terminator 2: Judgment Day'- these movies are great in every aspect- from their names to special effects to storyline etc.

and hence i felt that a producer/director allowing a name as inelegant as Ta Ra Rum Pum (especially because it does not match the story of this movie- this is not a comedy movie) would not have made a good movie. i was sad that i shall be stranded in this hall for the next 3 hours, with a movie thats going to smell like horse crap.

and how did it turn out? awesome.
i enjoyed watching the movie. there were over 10 moments when i wanted to stand up, jump and clap loudly (i frequently do so while watching movies on my laptop in my hostel room). there were many emotional and touching moments, and many inspiring and motivating moments too. many scenes depicted real life, and many of them made one realise the importance of money. i could feel my increased heartbeat and some type of currents/waves flowing in my chest at the racing track scenes. i loved the theme music of this movie- ta ra ra ra rum, ta ra rum pum [especially its instrumental version which plays many times during movie].

and what was my first comment about the movie to my cousins when we came out of the hall? "naam bekar tha, par movie bahut achi thi:-)" (name was bad, but movie was very good:-)).

and i also realised, for the first time, the rightness of age-old adage- never judge a book by its cover. really never.

and finally, i am convinced that this movie is meant only for a cinema hall. watching it on a tv will be plain ruining the movie. it is meant for a cinema hall only. those who do not like it [or like it less] after watching it on a tv set have ruined the true effect this movie could have cast.

update- 2-5-07
i realised that i had forgot to write some qualms i had with the movie. it may have been because i was feeling quite good yesterday night when i was just back from cinema, and so poured only the goodness above. a few things i disliked about the movie were the occasional over-acting done by rani mukherjee, some [again] cheap and inelegant comedy scenes [personally i dislike any stupid comedy- i think 'hera pheri' is an example of a high quality comedy], and finally, some [only some] unnecessary and stupid scenes [i especially disliked the many non-serious actions during many serious situations]. i consider them as pimples on the face of this movie. overall, though the experience was great.

version 2
2-5-07

Thursday, April 26, 2007

A memorable quote

I have many sweet memories attached to this quotation, from my later school days (it was this quote that was largely responsible- apart from my undoubtedly sheer and sincere hard work- for my stupendous ranks and scores in all of the engineering entrance exams that I gave). Even today it energizes me as much as it used to back then. I hope it continues to serve as my source of energy forever.

"Life's battles do not always go
to the stronger or the faster man,
but sooner or later the man who wins,
is the man who thinks he can."

-- Vince Lombardi

I'm aware that the above quote is slightly different from what was actually quoted by Vince Lombardi, but it's the above words which are close to me, and hence I always sing only them.

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

obsessed with blood & war

ever since USA's george w bush waged wars with afghanistan and iraq, i have felt sad about it. i feel so much sympathy for hunderds of thousands perfectly innocent people of afghanistan and iraq who lost their life in american bombings. i feel sympathy for the children who got decapitated or were rendered handicap by american bombs. and i feel sympathy for those men and women who suffered burnt bodies and irreversible devastation of their far happier lives.

i know this war that george w bush is continuing to push is not only illegal, its inhuman. insane actually. i do not have adjectives of higher degree to express my level of angst, sadness and fury over the ongoing malice manslaughter.

over these years, my curiosity about these wars has made me read a lot of news stories about USA's wars with these countries, particularly those with statements from george w bush. after these so many years [about 6] of reading his statements, he seems to me like a person obsessed with war. with blood of non-americans. his continuous opposition to ending the war sometimes makes me wonder as to how can one be so insane. i sometimes feel that it is because he himself does not know how it feels when a red hot splinter pierces through your flesh and burns your skin that he continues to wage these wars. sitting in an air conditioned air force one, with unvanquishable protection of american commandos, wearing a luxury coat suit and giving public speeches, how can he possibly know what feeling it is when you are unsafe in your own home, praying to god to not let any tomahawk missile fall on your home, praying for your children's lives.

i consider him the hitler of 21st century. a glorified despot.

i feel sad that while george w bush never forgets to express his sadness about dead american soldiers, he has never made even a mention of hundreds of thousands of people from general public who got killed by american military, or who have lost their eyes or limbs or speech or hands. this makes me feel that even his expressing sadness about death of american soldiers is made up and fake, to win support of american public- and to continue pushing with more wars- for to me, its hard to imagine being a human such that you feel so sad for deaths of your people while you are indifferent to the many times more ( and more inhuman) deaths taking place elsewhere.

i feel sad about it. quite sad. may god punish the one who He thinks is a tyrant.

My favorite poem - Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening (by Robert Frost)

Out of all the poems I like, I love this one the most. It's special to me - as a child, I sometimes used to cry on reading it. Even now, it gives me chills whenever I read it. I've memorized each word of it by heart. I have an issue of TIME magazine, which has an image that very closely matches the theme of this poem. I've kept that issue carefully ever since 1995 (the image below is not that image).


Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening

Whose woods these are I think I know.
His house is in the village, though;
He won't see me stopping here
To watch his woods fill up with snow.

My little horse must think it queer
To stop without a farmhouse near
Between the woods and frozen lake
The darkest evening of the year.

He gives his harness bells a shake
To ask if there is some mistake.
The only other sound's the sweep
Of easy wind and downy flake.

The woods are lovely, dark, and deep,
But I have promises to keep,
And miles to go before I sleep,
And miles to go before I sleep.

-- Robert Frost

I'm aware that the actual poem written by Robert Frost has one word different from what is written above, but it's the above words that I've memorized (for many years now)

Wednesday, April 4, 2007

a spiderweb that ensures me peaceful sleep

a few days back i felt like cleaning up my room due to presence of some junk on the floor. i looked around and noticed many spiderwebs at the corners of the ceiling. naturally, i decided to clean them too. just as i had brought the broom and was about to clean them off, i noticed something that felt pleasant. there were many dead mosquitoes hanging here and there in them. i felt wickedly happy. then i looked carefully at all of them (the spiderwebs) and was surprised to see all of them chock full of dead mosquitoes. i grinned wickedly again. its been hot here in delhi since about 2 weeks, and mosquito numbers have been spiraling out of control. no matter how many hours i keep the mosquito repellent on, mosquito growth has consistently outpaced efforts to control them.

and then i thought about it and realised that if i remove those spiderwebs, it harms me more than it helps me. it does me no harm if there are some spiderwebs hanging off my room's ceiling. and if i remove them, the number of alive mosquitoes in my room will increase, and that certainly will be unpleasant.

thinking more about this, to find out the reason of this unbalance of mosquitoes, i realised that the 'food chain' and 'ecosystem' concepts i studies back at school many years back are in play here. i remember reading that if any level of a food chain goes out of balance, it disrupts the number of organisms in other levels. i felt that my room is a small ecosystem, where killing/removing spiders will increase number of insects [on whom spiders feed]. so true. i left them as it is, and i enjoy more peaceful sleeps now, i assume, than i would have had i cleaned them up.

update 21-4-07
i told about this to mummy, and she told me that one should keep surroundings clean as clean surroundings keep one's spirits high, and one's mind fresh and energetic. mummy is so right. i cleaned up the spiderwebs today as per mummy's suggestions, and i actually realise that it works as she said. so no more spiderwebs in room now. the mosquitoes still remain at bay, since i run the mosquito repellent for longer time per day now.

version 2
21-4-07

Tuesday, February 27, 2007

a digest of honesty of hostel guys

yesterday the 2nd year guys who live in the next room were partying. daru, sutta were all there. its fun to watch them party every other day, and this happens on those days when they have played less. then someone's phone rang. it was from his home. his parents talked about various things, the upcoming exams and result of previous semester included. i listened to his talking. and smiled wickedly. for i had listened to my classmate talking to his parents the very same day, at noon.

what did i conclude? 2 things

1) some college guys staying in hostels lie to their parents most times
2) most college guys staying in hostels lie to their parents some times :-)

Saturday, February 24, 2007

today i came out of a week long vicious cycle- and i feel good about it

today was a good day for me. today i realised that for last 1 week, i had been in a special vicious circle. i dont know exactly what to call it- a catch 22 situation or a deadlock [a haven't thought deeply about it, but am sure if i think ill be able to tell] or simply a vicious cycle. out of the previous 7 days, on the 1st and 2nd day, i skipped many meals- i probably took just 2 meals in those 2 days, and that too in hurry. the result? lack of energy, sleepiness, lethargy etc. i would be able to work less, and hence whenever time for meal came, i would skip it in favor of working. the lack of energy, made me work still less, and made me feel more sleepy and made me sleep more, and this further worsened situation. in last 7 days, i took just 5 or 6 meals, out of which i ordered 3 from outside because i did not want to waste time going to mess. and since yesterday, the situation was such that i was continuously lying on bed. when it was breakfast time, i did not take it because i was too sleepy, weak and felt better lying in bed in my quilt. when lunch time came, i again skipped it because i was too weak to get up. this was the vicious cycle- to get energy, i needed food, and to get to food, i needed energy. neither was with me. finally, today noon i started introspection. i thought about what all is happening and why it has happened. i realised that none else is going to help me out, or do anything about it- its me alone who has to get myself out of this bad schedule and food cycle. with this realisation, i jumped out of bed, brushed my teeth, took a heavy lunch with extra butter, and later took bath, went out and drank juice, got my hair and beard trimmed, then ate curd, bananas and gol gappas. and now i am going to eat tasty gobhi ke paranthe.

finally, i am out of the vicious cycle, and i dont wanna go into this again. i will make sure that i dont skip meals, since food is indispensable for humans. its like our fuel.

later today, i was also thinking more about this vicious cycle phenomenon. some examples came to my mind.

- a person stranded in jungle, who is hungry and getting weak. he knows that a few kilometers away there is food, but falls down due to weakness in middle of path. to get to food he needs energy, and to get energy he needs food. the situation will keep getting worse with passing time, because his falling energy will decrease the probability of him being able to get to food. i think there can come a time when his energy is below some threshold level so that probability of him being able to reach to food drops to approximately 0

- a patient suffering from severe digestive disorder and malnutrition. unless he eats food, his system wont get repaired, and his current situation ensures that if he takes food, the disorder worsens. such a person, if alone, can hardly do anything unless an external agent provides support. this somewhat shows that a person left alone in situations like these will continue to remain in this state, unless an external agent intervenes. newton's 1st law of motion?

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

no more avatar changes on orkut now

i've got sick of the frequent avatar and name changes i have been doing on orkut over past few days. i had been dissatisfied with each one of them. and finally, i have decided today that no more name changes no more avatar changes. simplicity is the best. so i'm going to where i started from- my name and a simple elegant avatar.

Perils of being a Punjabi in Delhi

The other day I was coming back from my cousin's place, and in the way I saw a sweets shop. I happily entered and asked for lassi. But they didn't have it. The owner said, "we dont keep lassi". I was quite disappointed, since I had asked with high hopes. And he's not the only one - most halwais in Delhi don't keep lassi. The youth of Delhi drinks less of lassi (and other traditional Indian drinks) and more of Coke/Pepsi/liquor (and also cigarettes and vehicular smoke).

For a lassi-loving Punjabi, this isn't less than punishment.

Sunday, January 14, 2007

I saw myself as a small child in my dream...

Today when I woke up (at 4:45 AM), I just recollected my dream.

In my dream I have a brother (whose face is like when I was a small kid of age 3-5 years). I love my brother a lot and like to rub my hands on his white-red soft cheeks. My brother doesn't speak much, is a lovely kid and doesn't cry or shout or scare away visitors.

When I think of my dream, I fall in love with myself :-)

My current photos can be seen here.

Saturday, January 13, 2007

my take on "email forwards"

they come daily, and many of them. and each one of them is stuffed with hundreds of addresses which each one of us has to scroll down to literally hunt (sometimes) for the actual mail content.

i wonder why at all this is a norm that when we forward an email, email service/program always adds the address from which it originally initiated to the mail content. i really dont see it as having any useful purpose (at least its more trouble than any use it may have). if it does have, people should be allowed to turn it on or off in email service/program settings. also, while composing email, there better be a "live" option in the compose window itself to add/not-add this

anyways, i give somewhat personal attention to email forwards. for whatever reason, i just cant send anyone a junk laden forward where one has to scroll down so much. when i send any of these funny forwards to my friends, i treat them just like sending a paper card. i remove all the junk, and add any useful comment that may help. and i dont send just like to send just anything as a forward. i send only things i think are really nice. even though it means that forwards come out less frequently.

for whatever reason. even i dont know.

Thursday, January 4, 2007

My favorite touching songs (GAMMA)

On the line of this post (songs that I find energizing), this post is to list those songs that I find touching. Out of our 5 senses (Vision, Hearing, Taste, Smell & Touch), how on earth can an audio song be touching? Oh yes, I do feel these songs actually touch me, something beyond the understanding of conventional science. Perhaps there exist mental senses (apart from the physical senses that we already know about) that are invoked by non-physical entities (for example an audio song), but cause a feeling equivalent of a physical sense. After all, even physical senses are merely a state of mind, and it should be possible to cause them artificially/non-conventionally.
  1. U2 - Electrical Storm
  2. Judaai (from the movie "Jannat")
  3. Andrea Bocelli & Sarah Brightman - Time to Say Goodbye
  4. Takin' Back My Love (Enrique Iglesias) - I'm taking back my love from her...
  5. Mere sapno ki rani (Aradhana) - I sometimes feel that this song will be cherished even 1,000 years from now...
  6. Jaane Kyun (Dostana) - This song always reminds me of my trip to Bangalore.
  7. Alvida (Life in a... Metro)
  8. Yaadein (By Roxen) - This song will forever remind me of my college days
  9. Beete Lamhein (The Train) - This song will forever remind me of my college days
  10. Mitran Di Chatri (Babbu Mann) - One of my all-time favorite songs. It's a timeless song that is much, much deeper than what is visible at the first sight. My favorite paragraph is

    Kande raakhi karde reh gaye
    Haye bhore nazara le gaye....
    London ton aaye bapari
    Nath pa sone di le gaye....
    Pata ni karazy kyun valait layi?
    Pata ni karazy kyun valait layi
    Saariyan Punjab di kawaariyan...
    Mitran di chhatri...

  11. Chaaha to bahut (Imtihaan) - So beautiful!
  12. KK - Pal (reminds me of my college's farewell night...)
  13. KK - Yaaron
  14. Westlife - If I Let You Go (I first heard this song while watching Miss World 1999)
  15. Lucky Boy; Khuda Jaane (both from 'Bachna Ae Haseeno') and Kabhi Kabhi Aditi (Jaane Tu... Ya Jaane Na) - These songs (and some others) always refresh the painful feelings of August 2008, when I was in a devastated state, trying to hold myself together, struggling to cope with the catastrophe in my personal life and also meet the high expectations from me at my newly-joined job. I remember how every morning I would drive from Ghaziabad to Noida (a two-hour drive), with my eyes full of tears
  16. Yeh Jo Des Hai Tera (Swades) - Today (16-Jan-10), I was on my way from from Sandton to Riviera, when this song was playing in the car. Tears flowed from my eyes when the song said

    तुझ से जिंदगी, हैं ये कह रही
    सब तो पा लिया, अब हैं क्या कमीं
    यूँ तो सारे सुख हैं बरसे, पर दूर तू हैं अपने घर से
    आ लौट चल तू अब दीवाने
    जहा कोई तो तुझे अपना माने
    आवाज दे तुझे बुलाने वो ही देस

  17. Kagaz Ki Kashti (Jagjit Singh)
  18. Latika's Theme (Slumdog Millionaire) - So touching, just like theme music of Titanic
  19. Truly Madly Deeply (Savage Garden - 1997)
  20. My Dil Goes Mmmm (Salaam Namaste)
  21. Disco 82 (DJ Aqeel)
  22. Nothing's Gonna Change My Love For You (Glenn Medeiros - 1988)
  23. I Want It That Way (Backstreet Boys - From the 1999 album "Millennium")
  24. Careless Whisper (George Michael - 1984)
  25. Kuch Is Tarah (Atif Aslam)
  26. A Kaleidoscope of Mathematics (From 'A Beautiful Mind' - Download a portion of it extracted from the movie from here)
  27. Pyar Ko Ho Jane Do (From the movie "Dushman")
  28. Yeh Haseen Vadiyan (Roja)
  29. Jashn-E-Bahaara (Jodhaa Akbar) - This song always reminds me of my 2008 trip to Agra with my brother Kapil
  30. Layi Ve Na Gaye (Chalte Chalte)
  31. Haan Tu Hai (From the movie "Jannat")
  32. Zara Sa (Jannat)
  33. Tum Se Hi - Remix (Jab We Met)
  34. Soldier Soldier (Soldier) - Reminds me of my childhood... my teenage :)
  35. Saat Samundar Paar (Vishwatma - 1992)
  36. Kabhi Shaam Dhale (Sur)

My Favorite Energising Songs (GAMMA)


Why have I appended a (gamma) to this post's name? For the same reason, that Yahoo has appended gamma to its Flickr service. I like the reasoning given by Yahoo, and the same 'continuous addition & improvement' policy shall be followed here- this post will continue to evolve as I keep adding songs to the list.

'Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.'
(To imitate someone is to pay the person a genuine compliment—often an unintended compliment.)


Yahoo's reasoning can be found here

This is the post where I want to list all those songs which I find energising- meaning thereby which fill me with energy, or more precisely, cause some dumb lying fuel to get involved in the respiration process. On a lighter note, no actual energy should be transferring to my body; these songs seem to be acting only like a software catalyst- to speed up ongoing metabolism- and to stimulate flow of certain hormones (Possibly Adrenalin).

New! List of songs that I find touching is here
  1. Hans Zimmer - Mutiny (From the movie 'Crimson Tide') (One of the most inspiring and energizing songs I've ever heard. It fills me with fire and aggression in a way that few other songs can. This beautiful piece of music reminds me of four of my favorite words - Defiance, Maverick, Mutiny and Rebel)
  2. DJ Yahel - Voyage (I don't have words!)
  3. DJ Tiesto - Trance Sensation (link 1; link 2)
  4. Mylo - Drop The Pressure (such intoxicating video!)
  5. Google I-O 2009 (Day 1) Chrome Experiments Introduction Video Music (by Googler Matt Waddell) (link) (Sometimes when I listen to this song, I become serious and focused... my concentration increases and leisurely activities come to a screeching halt)
  6. Timbaland - The Way I Are
  7. Chuckie & Lmfao - Let The Bass Kick In Miami Bitch (I remember that night at DropZone - in Pretoria - when I heard this song for the first time. It was intoxicating me back then, and it continues to do so ever since...)
  8. La Bouche - Be My Lover (1995- From the album "Sweet Dreams")
  9. Westlife - If I Let You Go (1999- From the album "Westlife")
  10. Vengaboys - Boom Boom Boom Boom (1998- From the album "The Party Album")
  11. Eiffel 65 - Blue (Da Ba Dee) (1999- From the album "Europop")
  12. Dr Alban - It's My Life (1992- From the album "One Love")
  13. 2 Unlimited - No Limit
  14. The Corrs - Joy of Life (Thank you to 'The Corrs' for making this great song :-))
  15. Nightcrawlers - Push The Feeling On (I have sweet memories from the year 2004 attached with this song- playing audio-less DOS games on my old desktop computer with this song running in background was so nice...)
  16. O-Zone - Dragostea Din Tei (This song reminds me of a credit-roll made in my college by someone from the IEEE society, & that credit-roll inspires me. I love the video of this song as well.)
  17. Yanni- Acroyali - Standing Motion (Medley)
  18. Yanni- Nostalgia (Reflections Of Passion)
  19. Yanni- Santorini (Live at the Acropolis)
  20. Aahista Aahista (Bachna Ae Haseeno) (I especially like the scene in this song where they both are taking some kind of a ride in the snow)
  21. James Blunt - You're Beautiful (This song kind of pushes me and makes me realise the presence of the elusive, and makes me want to capture it as soon as possible.)
  22. Harold Faltermeyer- Axel F (I simply love the way he keeps making you wait for a long, long time and keeps preparing the ground for the real thing- and when finally he unleashes it, it does live up to one's expectations, and it does make one feel the wait was worth it!)
  23. Cher- Believe (Just like "Terminator 2: Judgment Day" is my all time favorite english movie, this song is my all time favorite english song. I love this song a lot. I am myself surprised that I never get bored of it no matter how many times I listen to it. The fountain-like initial music has an amazing energising effect on me)
  24. Shaan- Bhool Ja
  25. Theme song of Knight Rider, the TV series I used to watch in the early 90s
  26. R. Kelly- Burn It Up (Remix) (Song with a 'punch')
  27. DJ Suketu - Pyar Zindagi Hai (Extended Mix) (From the album '440 Volts')
  28. Jaaniye - Dus Kahaniyaan (The bass near beginning of this song is simply electrifying)
  29. Heyy Babyy (Heyy Babyy) (I like its strong bass, especially when it's playing near the rides, at The Great India Place)
  30. Main Khiladi Tu Anari (Main Khiladi Tu Anari) (I especially like the video of this song; A music which comes at start of this song, and then once again, is quite energising)
  31. Pieces (Sum 41)
  32. Lady (Hear Me Tonight) (Modjo - 2000)
  33. Boulevard Of Broken Dreams (Green Day)
  34. Aaja Nachle (Bally Sagoo)
  35. Britney Spears - Gimme More (The song gives me a pleasurable ecstatic / intoxicating feeling)
I love instrumentals (both listening to them, and playing them on my Yamaha PSR-330 electronic keyboard cum synthesizer)

Music genres I like when I'm in an energetic mood (A very partial list)
  1. Electronic
  2. Eurodance
  3. Psychedelic trance
  4. Techno
  5. Trance