मैं और मैरी तन्हाई

A beautiful piece of poetry from the song Yeh Kahan Aa Gaye Hum from the movie Silsila. The lyrics of the song have been written by the brilliant Javed Akhtar. The song is also especially good.

मैं और मैरी तन्हाई, अक्सर यह बातें करते हैं
तुम होती तो कैसा होता, तुम ये कहती, तुम वो कहती
तुम इस बात पे हैरान होती, तुम उस बात पे कितनी हंसती
तुम होती तो ऐसा होता, तुम होती तो वैसा होता 
मैं और मैरी तन्हाई, अक्सर यह बातें करते हैं

There and back..

And yes – it is one of the most satisfying feelings to have been there and done that. The fact that I was allowed to take the entire talk on Intellectual Property was an added sweetener to the whole situation. The moment I stood up to introduce myself will forever remain etched in my memory, something like the daffodils.

And though I would love to be modest, I did a damn fine job at enchanting a lot of people.


Some gems of poetry from hindi movies.

Likhte rahe hai tumhe roj hi magar
Khwaishon ke khat kabhi bheje hi nahi, nahi
Ainak lagake kabhi padhna woh chithiya
Ankhon ke pani mein rakhna woh chitiya

~ Gulzar, Hu Tu Tu ~

Chalte chalte mera saya, kabhi kabhi yoon karta hai,
Zaameen se uthke samne aakar, haath pakad ke kehta hai,
Ab ke baar mein aage aage chalta hoon,
Aur tu mera peecha karke dekh zara kya hota hai.

~ Izajat ~

Jab Nasha Tutataa Hai, Kitne Tukade Gire Hain
Hosh Chunane Lage Hum, Hum Bhi Kya Sar Phire Hain

~ Phoonk De – No Smoking ~

From: Random Thoughts

Things on my desk

We have shifted from our original location to a newer and uninhabited island of a place. Anyways, wanted to write down what is on my desk at the moment.

  1. A photograph of a girl jumping on a beach from Chromasia – with Floyd’s “Learning to Fly” on it
  2. ClocksColdplay
  3. Calvin & Hobbes
  4. Snap of STAR-PLUS at Indijoes (a lovely restaurant on Airport Road) in Bangalore just before the Rehman concert (which is another amazing story)
  5. Something there is that doesn’t love a wall – Akanksha
  6. Hugh Macleod
  7. IfRudyard Kipling
  8. DaffodilsWilliam Wordsworth
  9. Mending WallRobert Frost
  10. Sabka Katega – bodhiTree

Other than these I have a laminated copy of a Charles Swindoll saying and some work related stuff.