Friday, June 26, 2009

word of the day :)

meaning of :

incest : sexual relationship between ppl too close to marry

va te faire foutre: French for go f@&$) urself.

squalor : sordidly dirty like a slum

fetid : very pungent smell.
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Me while Batting :)





Thursday, June 25, 2009

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Piano - Tujhey dekha to yeh Jana sanam from DDLJ



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Monday, June 15, 2009

word of the day...Lisan Ud Dawat.

Munir - means sparkling.
Munira - for females sparkling.
Dastagir - means patron.

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Friday, June 12, 2009

A memoir from my First Umpiring assignment.

Startling and True

Just read this while taking a Sustainibility Quiz:

"Driving an average of 12000 miles per year in a car that estimates 20
miles per gallon would require over 22000 sugar maple trees to
sequester the CO2."

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Al-Azhar University's connection to Obama's Historic speech to the Muslim World.

After reading this on NPR,
 
I did some research on Al-Azhar University in Cairo, and read that it was founded by Imam Moiz AS in the 9th Century:
 
Please note that the speech was delivered at University of Cairo and not Al-Azhar. The reason mentioned was the fact that Al-Azhar is located in part of Cairo called the medieval Cairo and it was difficult for security to lock-down the Old Town.
 

Thursday, June 11, 2009

stupendous errors with my name....!!!

grrrrrr this makes me real mad ... I understand the confusion ppl have with super long Indian and Arabian names ... but wth is wrong with ppl unable to pronounce or even spell my name ...

I get a high voltage training certificate .. with my name spelled as 'Hafim' ... and the great personal banker at HDFC in my even greater hometown ... spells my last name as 'Mally' ... that's what I call the height of dyslexia :@@@@ the later 'erudite' banker intact had my passport and number of IDs and he still makes this horrendous mistake ...

Why can't ppl pay attention to their respective vocation...ofcourse I ain't even close to be an exemplary ;)... but I atleast take responsibilty of my mistakes ... unlike these ever so reliable bankers and admins who make conspicuous mistakes and no accountability .. to irk me even more..

these are few mistakes in spelling my name ... I wudnt even want to start on how badly my name is sabotaged while pronouncing :( ... pretty infuriating ...so many times while I spell out my name .. the last letter is always confused with 'N' instead of 'M' :((


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Memorable Quotes from "The God of Small Things" by Arundhati Roy

"This was the trouble with families. Like invidious doctors, they knew just where it hurt."

"Ammu said that human beings were creatures of habit, and it was amazing the kind of things they could get used too."

"The slow ceiling fan sliced the thick, frightened air into an unending spiral that spun slowly to the floor like the peeled skin of an endless potato."

"a platoon of ants carried a dead cockroach sedately through the door, demonstrating what should be done with corpses."

"Centuries telescoped into one evanescent moment. History was wrong-footed caught off guard."

"Thats what careless words do. They make people love you a little less."

Quotes from " The White Tiger" by Aravind Adiga.

"I don't understand why other people don't buy chandliers all the time, and put them everywhere. Free people don't know the value of freedom, that's the problem."

"es, that's right: we all live in the Worlds greatest democracy. what a fucking joke."

"Because the desire to be a servant had been bred into me: hammered into my skull, nail after nail, and poured into my blood, the way sewage and industrial poison are poured into Mother Ganga."

"The darkness will not be silent. There is no water in our taps, and what do you people in Delhi give us? you give us cell phones. Can a man drink a phone when he is thirsty?"

"One day a cunning Brahmin, trying to trick the Buddha, asked him, "Master, do you consider yourself a man or a god?" The Buddha smiled and said, "Neither. I am just one who has woken up while the rest of you are still sleeping."

"the dreams of the rich, and the dreams of the poor- they never overlap, do they?See, the poor dream all their lives of getting enough to eat and looking like the rich. And what do the rich dream of? Losing weight and looking like the poor."

"When the work is done I kick them out of the office: no chitchat, no cups of coffee. A White Tiger keeps no friends. It's too dangerous."

"Go to Old Delhi,and look at the way they keep chickens there in the market.Hundred of pale hens and brightly colored roosters, stuffed tightly into wire-mesh cages. They see the organs of their brothers lying around them.They know they are next, yet they cannot rebel. They do not try to get out of the coop. The very same thing is done with humans in this country."

"The book of your revolution sits in the pit of your belly, young Indian. Crap it out and read. Instead of which , they're all sitting in front of color TVs and watching cricket and shampoo advertisements."

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Memorable Quotes from "The White Tiger" By Aravind Adiga

"Please understand Your Excellency, that India is two countries in one: an India of light and an India of darkness. The ocean brings light to my country. Every place on the map of India near the ocean is well off. But the river brings darkness to India-the black river."

"To break the law of his land-to turn bad news into good news- is the entrepreneur prerogative."

"I don't keep a cell phone, for obvious reasons- they corrode a man brain,shrink his balls and dry up his semen as all of us know."

"To sum up-in the old days there were one thousand castes and destinies in India. These days, there are just two castes: Men with big bellies, and men with small bellies. And only two destinies: eat or get eaten up."

"These are three main diseases in this country: cholera, typhoid and election fever. The last one is the worst; it makes people talk and talk about things that they have no say in."

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Memorable Quotes from :" A Thousand Splendid Suns" By Khaled Hosseini

"one could not count the moons that shimmer on her roof, or the thousand splendid suns that hide beneath her walls."

"but even though the baby inside her was no bigger than a mulberry, Laila already saw the sacrifices a mother had to make. Virtue was only the first."

"Mariam had never before been wanted like this. Love had never been
declared to her so guilelessly, so unreservedly."

"This is why the holy Koran forbids sharab. Because it always falls on the sober to pay for the sins of the drunk."

"Tell your secret to the wind, but don't blame it for telling the trees." Khalil Gibran :)

"She would never leave her mark on Mammy's heart the way her brothers had, because Mammy's heart was like a pallid beach where Laila's footprints would forever wash away beneath the waves of sorrow that swelled and crashed."

"She remembered Nana saying once that each snowflake was a sigh heaved by an aggrieved woman somewhere in the world. That all the sighs drifted up the sky, gathered into clouds, then broke into time pieces that fell sliently on the people below."


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