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Aug. 23rd, 2010

Indradhanu - The Rainbow

Little joke by my dear little angel

My second elder sister is expecting, we were generally talking about my eldest sister's delivery when my nephew was born.
He was playing nearby and we didn't understand that he was listening carefully until he asked this question - "Aunty, you were the first one to take care of me since mommy was unconscious and granny was looking after her. Now I don't have a sis. So who will take care of my baby. You see, I may be unconscious that time :(".

Feb. 28th, 2010

Indradhanu - The Rainbow

Happy Holi!

Some thoughts that came to my mind while watching the holy holi full moon :)

Old lady on the moon
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Old lady on the moon, don't you feel lonely?
Without partners, playing games with you and you only?

We all always talk about you, you've no one to talk to
No chitchat over a cuppa coffee, no shoulder to cry on to

Sure a loner can enjoy her space
But whats the fun in running , with no one else in the race

May be you like to take it slow
And enjoy being always first in the row

Its fun to have a world of your own
Fightless warless peaceful sweet home

Lucky you are, to stay on the awesome moon
Still I can't live alone like you, I'll be homesick soon
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Feb. 11th, 2010

Indradhanu - The Rainbow

What have we done!

what have we done!
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Mad or what, want to help a street guy in pain
Hypersensitive you are, if not insane

No one is to be trusted, everyone's a stranger
Suspect each begger, he might be danger

That cry for help might just be a trap
Evil is his mind with tears as a wrap

Even if he's genuine, just needs a helping hand
It is worth the risk, is it worth to understand

No place for innocence, is humanity dead?
Oh god what have we done to the world, its all painted red

Love and care is only for fortunate few
Blessed with family and friends, who they always knew

Watch out each step for safe and secure tomorrow
Ignore the lonely old man, weeping in fake sorrow

Feb. 9th, 2010

Indradhanu - The Rainbow

French Coffee

Some trivia on French coffee:
  • Café (kuh-fay) is plain coffee with nothing added, but is strong as it is brewed like espresso.
  • Café au lait (kuh-fay oh-lay) is a popular French coffee style that has been popularized in America, as it's served in tres francais New Orleans at Café du Monde. In France, this is simply coffee with steamed milk, and it's almost always wonderful. You will sometimes get the coffee served in one pot or in the cup, and then a pitcher of steamed milk to pour in as you please.
  • Café crème (kuh-fay khremm) is, as it sounds, coffee served in a large cup with hot cream.
  • Café Décafféiné (kuh-fay day-kah-fay-uhn-ay) is decaffeinated coffee. You will still need to tell them you want milk (lait) or cream (crème) with your coffee.
  • Café Noisette (kuh-fay nwah-zett) is espresso with a dash of cream in it. It is called "noisette," French for hazelnut, because of the rich, dark color of the coffee.
  • Café Americain (kuh-fay uh-meyhr-uh-kan) is filtered coffee, similar to traditional American coffee.
  • Café Léger (kuh-fay lay-zjay) is espresso with double the water.

Other French coffee terms

Here are other terms that will come in useful when ordering coffee or visiting a French café:

  • Sucre - (soo-khruh) - sugar (You can request this, although cafés typically bring a cup with two cubed sugars on the dish. Since French coffee is strong, you may want to request more, or ask, "Plus de sucre, s'il vous plait," ploo duh soo-khruh, see voo play.)
  • Edulcorant - (ay-doohl-co-hrahn) - sweetener
  • Chocolat chaud - (shah-ko-lah show - hot chocolate
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Feb. 7th, 2010

Indradhanu - The Rainbow

Groundhog day

Farmville market specials for groundhog day are over. Now they have SuperBowl and Valentine's collection. The later 2 are familiar, learnt about groundhog only via farmville, a little addition to GK from a timepass game :)
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Indradhanu - The Rainbow

Ibn-e-batuta

I liked this song from a recent bollywood release - Ishqiya.
It also introduced me to the medieval Moroccan traveler - Ibn Battuta
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Lyricist: Gulzar

Ibn-e-batuta
Bagal mein joota
Ibn-e-batuta
Bagal mein joota

Pehene to karta hai jurmmmm
Udh udh aaave, daana chugee aa aa
Udh udh aaave, daana chugee aa aa

Udh jaave chidiya phuurr

Ibn-e-batuta
Bagal mein joota

Pehene to karta hai jurmmmm
Udh udh aaave, daana chugee aa aa
Udh udh aaave, daana chugee aa aa

Udh jaave chidiya phuurr
Phuurr

Ibn-e-batuta
Ibn-e-batuta

Agale Mod PE MAut Khadi hai
Aree Marne Ki Bhi Kya Jaldi hai

Ibn-e-batuta
Agale Mod PE MAut Khadi hai
Aree Marne Ki Bhi Hayee Kya Jaldi hai

Horn Bajake Aa Bagiyan mein
hoo hoo Durghatna se Deer Bhali hai
chal ud ja ud ja Phhurrr phhurrrr

Ibn-e-batuta
Bagal mein joota
Pehene to karta hai jurmmmm
Udh udh aaave, daana chugee aa aa
Udh jaave chidiya phuurr
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Ibn-eeee-e-e--e-e-e-e-e-e-e--batuta
Ibn-eeee-e-e--e-e-e-e-e-e-e--batuta

Dono Taraf se bajti hai yeh
Aaye Haaye Zindagi Kya dholak hai
Dono Taraf se bajti hai yeh
Aaye Zindagi Kya dholak hai

Horn Bajake Aa Bagiyan mein
Aree Thoda aage Gatirodhak hai

Are chal chal ud ja ud ja phurr phurr
Ibn-e-batuta
Bagal mein joota

Pehene to karta hai jurmmmm
Udh udh aaave, daana chugee aa aa


Udh jaave chidiya phuurr
Phuurr
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Oct. 6th, 2009

Indradhanu - The Rainbow

Jeffrey Archer

Not A Penny More, Not A Penny Less, A Prisoner of Birth are done. Both are full of conincidences and author's imagination but I liked it. I think I'll give  Kane and Abel  a try.
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Aug. 25th, 2009

Indradhanu - The Rainbow

Lost Umbrella

I know its little childish poem but then I don't mind it. Its for my best friend's dad, who is as dear to me as my dad. We will always be little kids for him, irrespective of our age.
I know I can never listen to his response now and I still have my share of questions and confusion to be sorted out with GOD on that, but I'm sure of what the response would have been....

So here it goes, to a lovely and lively person, who opened a father's heart for me, a gift that I'll treasure forever.....


Lost Umbrella

It was my favorite season, the season of rainbow.
I was all excited to meet you, counting five days to go.

Your wonderful stories, reviews and expert comments on politics
You knew all the theory, yet were practically so honest and simplistic

I wanted to talk to you about the truth in your thought
Without loved ones we are lonely, even if everything else we've got

Raindrops turned in tears and my faith is broken
You encouraged my trust in intuition, then why was it mistaken

I didn't ask for much, just a few joyous years you deserved
Kindness, love and optimism, to taste the fruits of all virtues you preserved

I think GOD was unfair, even after best efforts you had to let go
I'm looking for answers, wondering who else but you, would know

We also tried hard dad, to push destiny away with full resistance
We loved you and shall do forever, though couldn't make much difference

May be some day I'll understand little more about heaven
I'll accept you're happier, with everything better than earthen

I know real tribute to you is to spread thy love to everyone
Its seems lot more tough now, without your live guidance

Rest peacefully dad, your struggle is now over
Keep your blessings upon us, who won't forget you ever...

Jan. 2nd, 2009

BigBang

Happy New Year!

Wish a very Happy 2009! I haven't followed last year's resolution even a single day. So still thinking whether I should think about a new one or follow the same. May be I can have a monthly resolution to make it simpler. This time we didn't have a vacation on 1st. So I think weekly resolution of calling up the near and dear ones, which I could not do due to the workload, should be good enough for now:).

Mr Vagaries's bro has come up with this great initiative, our little chance to make things better!
http://www.552indians.com/index.jsp
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Aug. 19th, 2008

Indradhanu - The Rainbow

Foundation

Done with Prelude, Foundation and Foundation and the empire. Liked Asimov's style so far :).
Good going on movies front too, Dark Knight, Kung fu panda were fabulous. Bachna a haseeno
was okay. Now waiting for some promising ones releasing this and next weekend...
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