Sunday, November 27, 2005

Hazaron Khwahishen aisi..

Yesterday I had gone to see Om Katare's play " Zara In se Milye " at the Prithvi. Normally I sit thru the complete performance even if I do not like it, simply to encourage the performers. Waise bhi kam log aate hain play dekhne. This time though I could not sit thru it and left it halfway. I liked a line delivered by Om and goes like " These days divorce shaadi se zayada costly hoti hai "....

On the way back a line form Ghalib kept reverberating in my mind " Hazaron Khwahishen Aisi ke ..."

Thursday, November 24, 2005

Yellow - a song by Chris Martin

Coldplay the indie band has this song that my friend Gandharv introduced me to. It is an awsome song with deep words. Here is what other peole think of the song and of Chris Martin.
Here is the lyric

Lyrics for: Yellow

Look at the stars,
Look how they shine for you,
And everything you do,
Yeah, they were all yellow.

I came along,
I wrote a song for you,
And all the things you do,
And it was called "Yellow."

So then I took my turn,
Oh what a thing to have done,
And it was all "Yellow."

Your skin
Oh yeah, your skin and bones,
Turn into something beautiful,
You know, you know I love you so,
You know I love you so.

I swam across,
I jumped across for you,
Oh what a thing to do.

Cos you were all "Yellow,"
I drew a line,
I drew a line for you,
Oh what a thing to do,
And it was all "Yellow."

Your skin,
Oh yeah your skin and bones,

Turn into something beautiful,
And you know for you,
I'd bleed myself dry for you,
I'd bleed myself dry.

It's true, look how they shine for you,
Look how they shine for you,
Look how they shine for,
Look how they shine for you,
Look how they shine for you,
Look how they shine.

Look at the stars,
Look how they shine for you,
And all the things that you do

AND this is what people think about the song, Chris Martin and the word yellow.

I had an interview with chris martin in canada last year and i had asked him what he specifically meant by using the word YELLOW. He said it means caution, he was doing all he could for the girl (in the song) but she was pusing him away because she was unsure or just being caution. and he drew a line at the end of the song just strongly realizing she is an unsure person.
- christine, toronto, Canada
One of the things I learned about songs is the best are slightly ambiguous - and thus allow for multiple interpretations, so you can personalize its significance to you. To me, yellow is the color of warmth, the color of the sun. The line "I drew a line" refers to the notion of drawing a line in the sand where you won't allow someone to cross (to defend yourself and those you love). [Again - these are my interpretations] I love the song - because it speaks to me - and I can relate to it. And that was nicely confirmed for me when I recently attended their Columbus Ohio Twisted Logic gig - and melted like all the rest of the audience.
- Robert, Pittsburgh, PA

a simple yet romantic love song. not too mushy, yet you can still feel goosebumps especially if someone sings this song to you. just love the reason why color yellow's used as the main color/imagery in this song.all of us are indeed cowards when it comes to revealing our true feelings, especially as far as love is concerned. oh well, that's how love is!!!it also brightens our day just like the color yellow!!!
- may, davao city, Other

this song is great. I think this song is about how you see things from a different prospective when you are in love and how he will do anything for this person. "for you i'd bleed myslef dry" I absolutely love the line "look at the stars look how thye shine for you" just great, words cant really explain the greatness of this masterpiece
- Dusan, Berkely, IA

I hadn't heard this song until recently. Very recently recovered from cancer myself, my love always called me sunshine. Everything around me was yellow. He played the video for me and I just sat there, tears pouring. To me, the song means the continuation of my life. Forever yellow. It is the most powerful thing I have ever heard, and felt.
- Susan, New Egypt, NJ

I believe that the first lines of this song outline what comes throughout the rest. Stars symbolize hope, wishes, dreams.. so in turn the world "yellow" throughout the rest of the song refers to a dream or wish. This dream/wish is someone who he loves. He does everything to reach her and in the end everything was always all "yellow." The stars shined for her because he was so in love with her that his wish was to reach her.
- KT, NY, NY

The "yellow" in the song comes from how the person being sang to is a drug user, more specificaly a heroin addict thats my opinion and im sticking to it
- Hans, oakdale, CA

Looking outside the "Jaundice" theory, here is something to think about; Yellow has a lot of meanings in certain cultures. It also stimulates the nervous system and envokes wisdom. Buddha dressed all of his priests in yellow to show intellect. To be "all yellow" means you are quick witten because your nerves are in an active condition throughout the body.
- Amanda, tampa, FL

Wednesday, November 23, 2005

Some moments ....

Well, I do have some pleasent update after a depressing posts. The city did come to " life" and I felt so home. I am not authorised to share all the momnets, but a few I can list without the fear of being sued...

1: We, 12 of us from the class of 1989 visited college last week. Satish wanted his Leaving Certificate after 17 years He wanted a proof that he fianlly left college. Iqbal the co-ordinator called everyone. All except me were suppose to be officially on jobs. We met and visited all the spots we can. The college has changed and looking better now. I am not sure about the academics but the students and the buildings were looking great. Everyone has retired except a few lab attendents and peons. To my surprise a peon A.V. Naik called Iqbal by his roll number. I was surprised. I asked him how he could remember Iqbal's Roll number after so many years? The reply was " Bas Kiya Shahid - Tere Roll Number 27 tha na..."
Man - that hit me. This is India - This is Home. This is what keeps NRIs attached to the homeland. I felt so connected in a heartbeat. Later they told us about thier sons and daughters that are on thier way to becoming Engineers and progarmmers. Thanks Naik - Thanks for touching my heart buddy. You rock!

2:I was waiting for a bus at the kemps corner area and an idea descended on me about my next project. I did not have a pen to write it down. I asked this Chanawala if he has a pen that I can borrow. He did not. I sat down to memorize my idea and then realize that chanawala was asking every customer if he or she has a pen. Unbelievebale! I did not even buy anything from him. The guy wanted to make sure I get the pen to write.

We all know how these scenes would have played out in other countries.......!!!


ps: My friends have not changed. Infact speaking with some of them I felt like we never left the College. Wohi bad tameezyan and wohi ladkiyon ki baaten.....sudhar jao Iqbal and Raees.

Friday, November 18, 2005

Awaazon ke bazaron main

Moonh ki baat sune har koi
Dil ke Dard ko jane kaun?
Awazon ke Bazaron main
Khamoshi pehchane kaun? - Nida Fazli

Monday, November 14, 2005

Der Na Karna....

Der Na Karna Ghar jaane main...
Warna Ghar Kho Jayenge ...!!! - Nida Fazli

Thursday, November 10, 2005


Coimng home after seven LONG years
only to realize
Why the hell you came here in the first place?


Benaam sa ye dard thahr kiyoon nahi jataa?
Jo beet gyaa hai woh guzar kiyoon nahi jataa?
Main khud apni uljhi hui rahon ka tamashaa?
Jate hain jidhar sab udhar main kiyon nahi jataa?


Wednesday, November 02, 2005

Kis ka rastaa dekhe..?

Kis ka Rastaa Dekhe - Aye dil aye saudayee
Meelon hai khamoshi , Barson hai Tanhayee
Bhooli duniya kabhi ki tujhe bhi mujhe bhi
Phir kiyoon aankh bhar aayee?

Kis ka Raste dekhe aye dil aye saudayee?