Saturday, February 27, 2010

[mobilePic] mmm. Falafel chez Hannah

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[mobilePic] Visiting Sacré Cœur

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Wednesday, February 17, 2010

[mobilePic] Ready to start work now

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Sunday, February 14, 2010

Love. What is it Good for?

Happy buy-someone-gifts-or-feel-miserable day folks!

This Valentine's day, instead of my usual round up of the right-wing paranoia du jour [see this one from 2009, for example], I give you all something light, and ask a question.

First, the very apt song, from the movie Trishool

For those who do not understand Hindi, the song is a debate between two points of view, that Love is useless, and that Love is a wonderful, useful thing.

So, which side are you on? [Amitabh, or Shashi Kapoor?]

[I, personally, am currently on George Clooney's side from "Up In the Air" :). Saw it yesterday, must watch.]

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Oh, Your Eyes

As I was listening to this NPR segment, where they interviewed Shah Rukh Khan for his upcoming movie, I heard the following song.

I must say that Kajol, and especially her eyes, looks very pretty in this clip. And why not? After all, the song is about "Tere Naina - your eyes" :)

Here is the full song. Alas, the video is not there yet, since the movie released only yesterday.

For those who are interested in knowing what the song means, here are the first few lines:
Tere naina tere naina tere naina re -- 4
(Oh,) Your eyes [this is the main 'hook' or chorus]

nainon ki chaal hai, makhmali haal hai
by some trick of your eyes, I feel like velvet
neechi palkon se badle samaa
and when you lower your eyelids, the ambience changes

naina sharmayein jo, ya ke bhar aayein jo
When your eyes are shy, or when they well up
tham ke ruk jaaye dono jahaan
the two worlds (heaven and earth) come to a standstill

rab ki nemat hain teri nigaahein
Your eyes are a blessing from God
jismein basti hain uski duayein
and his good wishes are contained in them

aise nainon ki baaton mein... koi kyun na aaye?
Why wouldn't someone be convinced by these eyes?
I love it!

And for those interested in a translation of this beautiful song, a (nearly accurate) version can be read at this page.

And those of you in Europe who want to hear more of this, check out the spotify links for the song, and the album.

I am definitely thinking of making this my first online music purchase.

How do _you_ like the song?

Tuesday, February 09, 2010

[mobilePic] Yup. it's Snowing.

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Monday, February 08, 2010

Correction. I am Steve Taylor

Perhaps, Perhaps, Perhaps?

Sunday, February 07, 2010

I am Ted Mosby

Yes I am.

'nuf said :-)

Friday, February 05, 2010