12 September 2008

I have moved

Image304-1 I had long been intending to move my blog out of blogger and host it on a separate host. This week I finally did that. I have finally moved out of my Blogger account and created a self hosted WordPress blog. All my old blog posts that you were used to seeing on my other blog are here. So you would feel absolutely at home. In case you have subscribed to my blog using my feeds or by email, don't worry that you would have to subscribe over and again. If you are seeing this post on your reader or in your mail, you already have been pointed to my new blog. Just update your bookmarks to point to my new site. I would continue to post my updates and ramblings as often as I can. Sometimes in bulk, like in the past few days, or sometimes in moderation, like it was a few months back; but I promise to keep you entertained for sure.

Till then its time to wrap off for now.

09 September 2008

Woh Meethe Pal

I happened to find this abandoned cycle on my neighbor's terrace the other day. It brought back memories that I cherished. I still remember those days when DD National channel played the serial "Street Hawk" on Sundays. Ecstasy! I used to consider myself as "The Street Hawk!" In fact, I even used to ape the serial by riding my then cycle, a white colored "BSA Champ", in the most reckless style!

This recklessness never fetched me any thing is a different thing. The thrill, the speed, the air running fast through the hair! What else could a 10 year old ask for? This 10 year old in me is still alive, probably that's the reason why I call my bike the night rider and drive as fast as possible!

However, these days I am seeing a negative trend setting in. there is  hardly a kid in my area who rides a bicycle! All that I see around me are kids as young as 13-14 burning the road with the 2-wheelers that their parents use. I share the wall of my building compound with another family. The children there, who are almost half my age, if not more, are double in waist size than me!
Ridiculous! Are we as the present generation, or parents, or friends, or siblings failing somewhere? I guess it is high time we opened our eyes and took a reality check.

I guess it’s high time we all hit the roads and exercised. After all, isn’t it true that a country is at its best when its inhabitants are at their healthiest best?

08 September 2008

Sandeep in Various Moods

We were at this Restaurant the other day and i was feeling naughty! Well, I remembered seeing another blogger having created a movie using the time lapse technique to capture photographs and place them in a time line! I did just that! :-) now i would be glad if you left your comments and suggestions to improve this video or my future captures! :-) well, the Character Artist, Sandeep Bansal, happens to be my colleague and a good friend! :-)

05 September 2008

Found this quote this morning in my Google Reader

'Whatever you give a woman, she's going to multiply. If you give her sperm, she'll give you a baby. If you give her a house, she'll give you a home. If you give her groceries, she'll give you a meal. If you give her a smile, she'll give you her heart. She multiplies and enlarges what is given to her.'
So - if you give her crap , will get a bucket full of shit !!!!!!

03 September 2008

Kareena Kapoor!

Mauja hi mauja? Public ko gayab kar diya isne!

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Program khatam paisa hazam

Wah kya program tha! Public ko hi bhaga diya! Hahahaha! LMAO!

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Shahid Kapur got a companion

Bhidu ye kya kar rela hai?

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Khali stage!

Show khatam kya? Pata nahin in bachchon ne aage kya organise kiya hai! ;-)

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Zakir Hussain in the gali?

Man! I did not know that! Albeit he is no match to even a novice! Lol!

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Public assembled for the show

The children managed to gather some audience! Lets see how long they can keep them captivated! :-)

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PC Sorcar in the making?

This was the kid's amateur hand at magic. Though he was not so very good, he managed to get a few applauses! :-)

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Gali ka Jagjit Singh

He tried mumbling a few words of poetry after all! :-)

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02 September 2008

Meri Zindagi ke Sabse Haseen Lamhe

Kuch aise lamhat haseen guzre pichle dinon,
Baatein kuch na kehkar bhi keh gaye woh,
In aankhon main muskaan wo bhar gaye,
Pankh mere mujhe lauta gaye!

Kuch khatti, kuch meethi yaadein,
Jazbaat haseen umadte laut te hain aa rahein,
Aaj dil hai jhoom raha,
Ya khuda shukr-guzaar! main aazaad hua!

Hai yeh pal itne haseen,
Ae dil nasheen, mujhe poora hai yakeen,
Mera aaj hai kuch aisa haal-e-dil,
Ya khuda, woh nahin to meri zindagi main koi aur hogi shaamil!

Aaj kuch man ka mahaul aisa hai ban raha,
Jaanta hun mere khuda, mere liye kuch achcha hai tune socha!
Mere liye jise hoga tune chuna,
Laakhon main ek hogi woh haseena!

31 August 2008

Gloomy Weather?

Gloomy weather? Depressing? Nah! Time for a hot cup of Masala Chai and Mirchi Bhajiyas! Anybody game?

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27 July 2008

Shoppers stay away from malls

Another article by my bro in today's The Hindu. Poor guy walked around to get this cuz buses were not regular yet.

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21 July 2008

My bro's first article.

My bro has been working as an intern at The Hindu for almost a week, this is his first article in the Bangalore Edition of The Hindu Education Times.

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29 June 2008

Early Morning Chores!!!

Bike WashOh what a sight it was to watch these kiddos help out their Dad with all gusto in washing the bike! Somewhat like the days when Dad used to ask us to do it for him! My bro and I, all padded up and all charged up, armed with bucket in one hand, mug and soap in the other... we always forgot that we would need the cloth to wipe the vehicle post the wash!

As usual, both of us would end up fighting with him walking off in a huff! Ha ha!!! What fights they were after all for you may wonder... well... they would be for trivial matters with me usually bossing and pushing my brother around. Like most of the older brothers, I was a bully too!!! And like most younger brothers, my brother was some one who hated to work!!!

Well, let me get back to these two kids!!! They live right across the street where my house is located. This morning just as I walked out in the balcony to put my towel out to dry, I noticed these two shouting at the top of their voice!! Just round the corner was their dad!!! He was getting them water to wash his bike! The boys scrubbed scrubbed and scrubbed until the bike was sparkling clean! Well, if that was not enough, they were almost ready for a bath too!!! Had it not been a city side scene, I bet the kids would have had a bath right there! Ha ha!!! I just can't imagine the sight that it would have made!!!

Well, until I can find something like that to blog about, its ciao from me!!!

I am reminded of the song Thande Thande Pani Se from Pati Patni aur Woh!

27 June 2008

Just passing thoughts

Image273 Well, how many times have we had such fleeting thoughts that the moment we got it we lost it!!! Something just like this train... it passes by just so fast... just the same way that you would expect from an unknown person...

But I would not agree with that!!! How many sweet memories do we hold of this train, how many soulful journeys have we gone in the train??? Wind blowing into our face when we stood out at the door, or as kids forced our faces out of the window to look at the curving train!!! It does not just end there... so many strangers who we made friends with by the time we reached our destination. Or as a matter of fact all the wares that would be sold by all kinds of people... some whom as kids we despised at the first look while some how ever they looked, we drooled for the stuff that they sold!!!

Ok lets move a little more Image274ahead... train journeys always remind me of the yummy food that mom packed up for us!!! the first thing that as kids we did the minute the station was out of sight was to ask mom if there was something to eat! I really pity mom! Well, the hogging done, the next best thing that at least my brother and I did as kids was to decide what to play!!! The ball always fell in my mom's court... she was never involved in the first place but then my bro and I could never come to an amicable decision! We always needed a third party to settle that!!! Psst... that happens even now sometimes!!!

I am now getting nostalgic!!! I want to get out and venture into another journey!!! I have a few things planned up... but I am not too sure when that would materialize!!! Well, so long until then!!!

More updates when I actually have them!!! ;-)

Well I can think of only one song as of now!!!

Gaadi bula rahi hai... seeti baja rahi hai... chalna hi zindagi hai... chalti hi jaa rahi hai...

03 May 2008

My tryst with photography

I once thought I could try my hand at painting. I ended up painting the worst picture of my life. I next thought I could steal a painting that someone had made and satisfy myself… but I never felt that strong an urge to actually do it. Then I bought a phone with a decent camera. I was not so satisfied. I wanted something more. I upgraded to one of the best camera phones of a flagship brand; but something was amiss. That’s when I read about digitally mastering photographs. The process was really simple. But it involved one real complication. The complication was that I needed to master the final photograph using not one but more than one photographs of the same object.

Nobody agreed to be my muse so I had to resort to Mother Nature. She readily accepted my invitation and became my muse. I started this off today and captured 2 really interesting pics, well they interested me, not sure if they would interest you! So I started off and played around with them till I got this!

This is where I start off people. I would now try to capture the best shot, play around with it till it looks at the best and showcase it to you. I don’t promise that I would be regular at it, but it has started.

25 April 2008

Long time

Long time since you people saw any activity here!!! Well I almost gave up blogging after I was let down big time by her!!! But people, dKing is back!!! Back with a bang!!! many new poems coming your way soon!!! I don't promise them to be love poems though!!! After all I still haven't found my muse, my "Inspiration"!!!!