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I Must Go Down to the Sea

Imustgodowntothe seas again, tothe lonely sea and the sky,
And all I ask is a tall ship and a star to steer her by,
And the wheel's kick and the wind's song and the white sail's shaking,
And a grey mist on the sea's face and a grey dawn breaking.

Imustgodowntothe seas again, for the call of the running tide
Is a wild call and a clear call that may not be denied;
And all I ask is a windy day with the white clouds flying,
And the flung spray and the blown spume, and the sea-gulls crying.

Imustgodowntothe seas again, tothe vagrant gypsy life,
Tothe gull's way and the whale's way where the wind's like a whetted knife;
And all I ask is a merry yarn from a laughing fellow-rover,
And quiet sleep and a sweet dream when the long trick's over.

This is a work of John Masefield and I am not totally sure if I can use it on a blog. If I can't then please do let me know. I just wanted to share it since I liked it.

Twinkle Twinkle Little Star

The Star of Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star
by Jane Taylor, 1806


Twinkle, twinkle, little star,
How I wonder ? what you are.
Up  above the world  so high,
Like a diamond  in the sky.

When the blazing sun  is gone,
When he nothing shines upon,
Then you show your little light,
Twinkle, twinkle, all the night.

Then the trav'ller in the dark,
Thanks you for your tiny spark,
He could not see which way to go,
If you did not twinkle so.

In the dark blue  sky you keep,
And often thro' my curtains  peep,
For you never shut your eye,
Till the sun  is in the sky.

'Tis your bright and tiny spark,
Lights the trav'ller in the dark:
Tho' I know not what you are,
Twinkle, twinkle, little star.

Single's Day

I have been informed that today is single's day. Apparently it falls on 11/11 every year and gives a chance to singles to celebrate their singlehood.

I am surprised how come the greeting card manufacturers have not yet utilized this idea. So far I have only heard of single (possibly desperate) guys drowning their happy single faces in loads of booze; not that they need a special day for it anyways.

Anyways, why this little piece of information was given to me was because, apparently, this is my last single's day as a single. So any ideas on how to celebrate it are welcome :)

A different kind of airshot

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, originally uploaded by more fernandez. I'd love to be the photographer for this ;-)

Time Warp

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Invariably since the time I have moved out of Lucknow (actually before that also), one of the best and most relaxing times have been with my school friends. It is with them that I stay in a time warp, and I kind of like it there. These are 2 pics from my most recent trip to Lucknow...where, surprisingly, 10 of us were able to meet up (we have a gang of 17)...and it was fun (not so much for the poor Barista staff).

books help you rise up in life

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day two seventy five. leaning tower of thought., originally uploaded by ::reflecting truth::. seriously!!! Take a look for yourself :-)

Holi memories...

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just stumbled across this pic accidentally today; made me realize how much I miss being in Lucknow on festivals. And to top it all, I am not going home for Diwali :-(

Square Root of Three

I fear that I will always be,
A lonely number like root three.
A three is all that’s good and right,
Why must my three keep out of sight?
Beneath a vicious square-root sign?
I wish I were a number nine.

For nine could thwart this evil trick,
With just some quick arithmetic
I know I'll never see the sun,
As 1.7321
Such is my reality,
A sad irrationality.

When, hark, just what is this I see?
Another lonely square root of a three.
Has quietly come waltzing by,
Together now we multiply.
To form a number we prefer,
Rejoicing as an integer.

We break free from our mortal bonds,
And with a wave of magic wands.
Our square-root signs become unglued,
And love for me has been renewed.





As much as I’d like to say that this is a composition of mine, I’d have to divulge  that this is a poem used in the movie Harold and Kumar escape from Guantanamo Bay, it is recited by Kumar near the end of the movie. Though his girlfriend says it is lame; I think it is awesome.

That was easy

Long back I'd said that I am trying to move to a piracy-free life. Well I did realize that is mighty difficult but my efforts are ON.

One of my friends, who has no competition for the crown of "PIRACY KING" recently bought an original music CD (soundtrack of the movie Rock ON)...and the reason was that in the end credits of the movie the producers had asked the viewers to not download the songs but buy the music CDs in case they like the music. I didn't know it was that easy on the part of the film industry to curb music piracy. Simple 2 step procedure:

Ensure you create good music
appeal to the music fan inside the music pirate.

It may not work on all of the people; but hey, something IS better than nothing...isn't it?

The Grudge - The Musical

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I just wanna play my music 5/52, originally uploaded by caitlyn marie. cute shot...and as she says...she has clothes on :-)

Hands

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Lois, originally uploaded by Oeil Photography. :)

Haveli

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winter medley, originally uploaded by mugley. my childhood was spent in our own home and youth is passing in flats here and there.

how I long to have a home again!!!

The Haunted

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, originally uploaded by Benoit.P (censuré). The eyes always (well almost always) express something that the rest of the face cannot.

The Dark Knight cometh :-)

Quote of the day

Recycling is the masturbation of energy policy.
Source here

Flying High

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fly, originally uploaded by hula-hula. Like I have said earlier; shots in which the subject is in air fascinate me.
Here's adding one more to the list :-)

GOD is coming...

No kidding...see for yourself.

Laws against victimless crimes should be scrapped

Amit Varma has a nice piece. Go Read.

And again...

When will this charade end?

Update

I'd mentioned long back that I want to watch 'Sivaji The BOSS' no matter what. Well all my attempts to find a tranlator patient enough to sit with me and explain the movie to me proved futile.

But bless those souls who decided to come out with a DVD of Sivaji, complete with English sub-titles. Even though I missed on the essence of the dialogues, that was way way better than missing the entire movie.

Mission accompolished :D

Me n Monroe ;-)

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It was almost like I'd traveled back in time.

Whose problem is it anyway?

Instead of trying to solve the traffic problem of an overloaded Bangalore city, the politicians are leaving no stone unturned to actually contribute to it.

Sigh!!!

I don't do :-/

Really...I don't.

Love Songs - Yesterday Today and Tomorrow: Movie Review

All those who know me know that I am a movie buff, that I am ready for a movie at any time of the day, at any point in my personal/professional/social life, with (almost) anyone.
So when I think that there is some movie which even I can’t watch then that more often than not means that the movie is a total disaster.
Well yesterday I found out that there is one more rung which is lower that the ‘total disaster’ category; it will henceforth belong to the movies which made me fall asleep midway. Adjacently placed will be movies from which I walked out. The movie ‘Love Songs – Yesterday Today and Tomorrow’ has the distinction of belonging to both these categories.
There is nothing further I need to add to this review I feel J

My next phone :)

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Nokia N96 with Bluetooth headset, originally uploaded by Nokia Nseries N96. Nokia N96

Someone is being coloured

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Holi hai bhai holi hai :-)

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I honestly do not know what to write besides this pic :-)

Take a bow

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The real pleasure...

No matter how much (or how little) I pay for the airline ticket when I am traveling; the real kick (or paisa vasool if you want to call it that) for me is the small Imli Ke Daane that the air-hostess brings when we start :)

Note: happens only on Air-Sahara (now JetLite which I have given up for good) and Indian Airlines.
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Finally...

It has happened, you can now go 'invisible' on google talk; you liars :P

Fill your life with joy

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Fill your life with joy, originally uploaded by LalliSig. I have a thing for air shots...since I do not know when. I have been trying to click a few of my own but none of them is good enough to post here. This is a good one :)

Goan sunset

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I am not sure which beach it was; most probably Calingute. The time I spent there was remarkable.

Someone's cat

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My Cat, originally uploaded by lilu_trump. Priceless :)

tattoo kiya re ;)

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Went to Goa for a break...came back rejuvenated :D

Great Banner

When Sachin was batting at the Sydney Cricket Ground (might be Sachin Cricket Ground also) on way to his 154 not out, one banner read:
"Commit all your sins when Sachin is batting; coz even Lord is watching "
:)

Happy New Year :-)

Hi,
I wish a very Happy New Year to anyone who finds time to come here (and the others also; thought they won’t get to know it).

Urmilesh