Friday, August 29, 2008

Joke of the day : Three Strikes

A farmer just got married and was going home on his wagon pulled by a team of horses. When one of the hoses stumbled, he said, "That's once."
Then it stumbled again. He said, "That's twice."

Then later it stumbled a third time. This time, he didn't say anything, just pulled out a shotgun and shot the horse dead.

His wife cried out and started to yell at him. The farmer turned to her and said, "That's once."

Movie Review : Rock On...

Rock On.... Life doesn’t give every one a second chance.....

A refreshing movie which I guess we rarely see in our bollywood cinema. The story line of the movie is simple and with great acting from Arjun Ramgopal as "Joe Mascarenhas", Farhan Akhtar as "Aditya Shroff", Purab Kohli as "KD" Killer drummer, Luke Kenny as "Rob "Prachi Desai as "Sakshi", Shahana Goswami as "Debbie".

I knew this is going to be a great movie and it went perfectly as per my expectations. Movie starts with the 4 guys, may be in early 20s trying to set up a band, A ROCK BAND... All guys with great skills, KD - Drummer, Joe - Guitarist, Rob on Keyboard and Aditya - the poet. They start and share a great chemistry. Music flows on and they get chance to perform in a competition. A beautiful and mind blowing performance by all of 4 there and as its movie for their band "Magik" they win the competition and a contract of a video. But destiny has something else planned and it doesn’t go as expected. Life moves on and all are now busy in the work, KD in his fathers business, Aditya started smoking, and a big man in Investment banking division, Rob still on keyboard with Anu Malik. And Joe... trying to finding meaning to his life, and only meaning he has is the Music.

There are some really nice scenes which makes us think are we doing what we really love? When we start to grow up, the inner feeling loses its voice; we are no longer able to do what we loved... AS correctly said in the MOVIE: ACCEPTED, the real crime is to kill the passion in ourself and we start doing that. Aditya (Farhan) who is successful businessman is living with his wife and leaving his life. They both seem to be stranger in the one house. They have same postal address but they are very far from each other. He is in his work and only thing he thinks is work, nothing else and that’s it. Sakshi(prachi) tries to come close but instead distance grows. Aditya is running from the life, music and his past.

Put your hands together for one of the finest films of our times. Put your hands together for a director who pulls off a challenging subject with élan. Put your hands together for the actors who pitch in superlative performances.

Rock On!! is not just about music. It's about relationships. And relationships can get really complicated and messy as all of us would agree. Rock On!! captures it so beautifully, so sensitively, so effectively on celluloid.

Everything is in sync here, everything is just perfect. Flaws? Perhaps, the slow pacing. But come to think of it, you can't play with the edit in a film like this.

Rock On!! also works because you can relate to the characters, you can relate to the moods, the egos, the highs and the lows...

In a nutshell, here's a film you just can't afford to miss. We've had our share of masala films week after week. Now have a look at a film that India can proudly showcase to the West. Rock On!! simply rocks!

Joe (Arjun) is teaching the kids guitar and his wife Debbie who is good as fashion is in the family fish business. He has to listen to the argument of his wife. She tells him to compromise, as she wanted to be a fashion designer and instead is handing the business where it’s still the fish smell in her hands. Joe, with an attitude and passion for music is not able to do anything else but just music.

KD, Killer Drummer (Purab) is in family business and is still in touch with all the friends. He has music living in the heart but which doesn’t surface it.

ROB (Luke), keyboard player with a music director and still dreaming to have a performance with the Magik. He wants to live for the moment and that’s what he is wishing for.

Sakshi, a pregnant lady and stressed wife. She is so near but so far from her husband and they are like two polls of magnet. She is the one who I guess is responsible to give "A second chance of Life to all of the four above"

Debbie, A fashion designer now designing the smell of the Fish and packaging for them. Dreams are buried alive and conversation with the Aditya is something touchy.

So all are away but meets once again and what happens is Rock On. A beautiful movie with the beautiful songs, story, picturization, characters, and I guess there is no time to get bore.

Please guys spare a moment and watch "Rock On".

My verdict 4out of 5 and a must watch. I have request one of my friend to watch movie with me and I hope we are able to watch it together. If you really want to see a good movie, "ROck On" is your answer.
And for underlining life's two key themes: One, that “the journey is more important than the destination”; and two, as Aditya says to his wife: “Compromise toh karna padhta hai”

About music of the movie:

Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy may hit the bull's eye with this energetic and spirited album. Comprising nine tracks, the album has wonderful lyrics that have been appropriately composed and incredibly rendered by Farhan Akhtar, marking his debut as a singer.

The title song "Rock on" is one of those blessed by Farhan's vocals. With a heavy base and electric guitar strumming, the number has been well composed.

There are a couple of things that stand out in this album and make the difference - Farhan's fresh voice, Javed Akhtar's trendy lyrics and the composers' innovativeness. The album will set the cash registers ringing for sure

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Story of Stuff

Nice link I came across

From its extraction through sale, use and disposal, all the stuff in our lives affects communities at home and abroad, yet most of this is hidden from view. The Story of Stuff is a 20-minute, fast-paced, fact-filled look at the underside of our production and consumption patterns. The Story of Stuff exposes the connections between a huge number of environmental and social issues, and calls us together to create a more sustainable and just world. It'll teach you something, it'll make you laugh, and it just may change the way you look at all the stuff in your life forever.

All Saints Home... A jounery to future....

I was on my way to visit a home for the aged during a philanthropy event for my office, wondering how I would feel when I saw them and how they live away from their families. None can deny the parents favor upon their children. The parents are the underlying reason for the existence of the child. They have reared him in his babyhood and experienced painstaking efforts to provide full comfort and sound well-being. Your mother had you in her womb while you were a parasite there sharing her food and whole being for nine months.

We started in the morning at about 7.45 from various places of Mumbai to reach Mazgaon. And this visit to an old age home made my heart heavy that day. I have been to orphanages but never to an old age home until the day, we, a team of employees organized this activity by collecting funds and buying gifts, fruits and visit the ‘All Saints Home’ in Mazgaon. I entered the home and saw many old women seated in a hall. There was this very old grandma who was seated a few meters away from the entrance and when I talked to her, I came to know that she was a teacher.

There was one sweet grand mother in the home whose husband died and she didn’t have married since then. I don’t know what to say but my eyes were not wet but on the verge of flooding. I went to the rooms and met one grandma there; she was in the old home since one year. I told her to come out with us and she just looked in my eyes, held my hand and started crying, I don’t know what to say but she came to the main hall with me and she sat on a sofa there, I sat by her legs and she was just crying. I know it’s hard to believe but there are people who thinks parents are kind of responsibility on their head which they can’t carry. How can they do so?

But there were many good points also to remember, when we were at the old age home, all of us thought it will be a kind of serious activity and they being old not much interested in the physical activities like dance. But to my surprise they had sung the songs very well, two of the grandma's danced and sung at the same time. Wow... can you imagine age 70+ and still the spirit of never say die. When it was time to play some music all the grand moms started to dance and I was just wondering who is old in them. We are old or they are old. Each event, including quiz competition they were on target and all of them were having a smile. But I don’t know I felt though they are smiling but a pain resides somewhere in the heart of them and which will not come out. They have buried it and are enjoying each moment as it comes and that’s what I guess we need to learn from them... Live each moment as it comes.

We parted from there after spending approx 4 hours but those 4 hours have added so much in us that we are not as before. And we are thankful to almighty to give us an opportunity to do this.

Thanks to all the team members we were able to share some of their laughs and tears... Finally when we left, I had one thing in my mind,

Why do some children neglect their old age parents and consider them as a burden? Don’t the parents deserve back the love they gave to their children?

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Quote of the day : No Hope

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Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.

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Monday, August 25, 2008

Quote of the day : Stronger Person

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Most of the time I do feel like,
I need someone else when I'm alone.
But I can still get by with just my own company and,
that makes me a stronger person

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Friday, August 22, 2008

Quote of the day : Company

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Man loves company even if only that of a small burning candle

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Thursday, August 21, 2008

Indian Delicious


India is such a rich place and rich in food and culture. Just got an nice image in the one of the mail on indian foods and recipies. Hope you will like it and i cant wait enough to try them all. Please click on the image and see it, its real nice and ppl from other countries i am sure, it will give you a good insight what India has to offer.


Quote of the day : Two Path

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There are always two choices. Two paths to take. One is easy. And its only reward is that it's easy

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Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Joke of the day

The other night, I was invited out for a night with "the girls." I told my husband that I would be home by midnight. "I promise," were my last words.

The hours passed and the margaritas went down way too easily and around 3 a.m. we piled into a cab and headed to our respective homes, quite inebriated.

Just as I walked through the door, the cuckoo clock in the hall started up and cuckooed 3 times!

Realizing that my husband would probably wake up to this, I quickly cuckooed another 9 times. I was quit pleased with myself for coming up with such a quick witted solution to cover up my tardiness. Even with my impaired judgment, I could count 3 cuckoos plus 9 cuckoos equaled 12 cuckoos!

The next morning, my husband asked me what time I got in, and confidently, I replied, " I promised." He didn't even raise and eyebrow and went on reading the morning paper! Phew! Got away with that one!

After a moment, he then replied, "I think we might need a new cuckoo clock."

A bit nervously, I asked him why, to which he responded:

"Well, last night our clock cuckooed 3 times, then said, 'Oh, crap,' cuckooed 4 more times, cleared it's throat, cuckooed another 3 times, giggled, cuckooed twice more, then tripped over the coffee table and farted."

Quote of the day : King

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Being happy is better than being king in the cage...

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Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Quote of the Day : Believe In

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A wise unselfishness is not a surrender of yourself to the wishes of anyone, but only to the one you belive in

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Thursday, August 14, 2008

Quote of the Day : Water

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Friendship that flows from the heart cannot be frozen by adversity,
as the water that flows from the spring cannot congeal in winter

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Independence Day


Wish you all a very Independence Day. You may be from any country, any place but all the people deserves a independence and I wish you all get the freedom you want.

Fun for the day -- Its Me


Thanks for the support and time to visit my blog.


Fun of the day - III

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Smile, it's the second best thing you can do with your lips

when two;s company, three's the result

Fun for the day - II

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Quickly, I must hurry, for there go my people & I am their leader

Error, No ketboard. Press F1 to continue

Fun for the day - I

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An optimist will tell you the glass is half-full;
the pesismist, half-emply;
and the engineer will tell you the glass is twice the size it needs to be

Quote of the Day : Cloud

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Clouds may come, but clouds must go,
and they all have a silver lining.
For behind each cloud you know,
the sun, or moon, is shining

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Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Quote of the day : Paths in life

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We all take different paths in life,
but no matter where we go,
we take a little of eachother everywhere.

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Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Quote of the Day : Incompleteness in absence

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Today i begin to understand what love must be, if it exists
When we are parted, we each feel the lack of the other half of ourself,
We are incomplete like a book in two volumes of which the first has been lost,
that is what I imagine love to be : Incompleteness in absence

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Monday, August 11, 2008

Quote of The Day : Die

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You don't get to choose how you're going to die.
But certainly, You can only decide how you're going to live,

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Thanks for your time to stopping by and visiting the blog. I never knew it will hit more than 5000 visits in just 2-3 weeks after i place the counter. Mails and Comments that you all have sent are encouraging and today on 50th Post i want to Thank you all. Thanks for your support.

Friday, August 8, 2008

Quote of the day : Smile

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Sometimes your joy is the source of your simile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy

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This image is not by me and came to me in a mail by title, God's Smile. I just added a quote on it. Really the image is really great and 3 birds position them selves to form eyes and smile on a face. Really simple and sweet image.

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Quote of the Day : Anger

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Don't hold to anger, hurt or pain. They steal your energy and keep you from love

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Monday, August 4, 2008

Quote of the day : Pure Heart

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A pure heart is all that one needs to perform good deeds

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