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Wo jo ruki si/ Phir le aaya dil: Lyrics (Barfi)

Movie: Barfi!
Music: Pritam
Singer: Arijit Singh/ Rekha Bharadwaj

phir le aaya dil majboor kya keeje
raas na aaya rehna door kya keeje
dil keh raha use maqammal kar bhi aao
wo jo adhoori si baat baaki hai
wo jo adhoori si yaad baaki hai
wo jo adhoori si yaad baaki hai

karte hain hum aaj qubool kya keeje
ho gayi thi jo humse bhool kya keeje
dil keh raha use mayassar kar bhi aao
wo jo dabi si aas baaki hai
wo jo dabi si aanch baaki hai
wo jo dabi si aanch baaki hai
wo jo dabi si aanch baaki hai..

kismat ko hai yeh manzoor kya keeje
milte rahe hum badastoor kya keeje
dil keh raha hai use musalsal kar bhi aao
wo jo ruki si raah baaki hai
wo jo ruki si chaah baaki hai
wo jo ruki si chaah baaki hai
wo jo ruki si chaah baaki hai..

maqammal = complete; mayassar = to get something; musalsal = to make it forever

World wants idea and its looking at you!!

I love ideas, in fact the primary objectives of this blog is to celebrate human nature of creating things. We all have ideas. But most of the time idea dies without achieving the physical or real form and then you hear from someone about the same idea came in to reality from someone else. Let’s try to find out.

Idea needs a nourishing environment to grow and convert into a bigger\tangible entity. Many a time idea dies because it does not get that nourishment. This is inline with the nature e.g. a seed can not grow in desert if it needs humidity and medium sun light. Let me make it more simple instead of nourishing environment lets call it nourishment and environment.


1) “Taste the dish, before you serve it to others.”
Sometimes it is dangerous to share an idea before it is still unclear to you. So when you try to explain that idea to a third person, you get lots of question (Which is a good thing.) but since you have not given sufficient time to understand all aspect…

Which camera to buy? - Some quick thoughts before buying new camera

Many times people ask me which camera I should buy. As it is very general question, I would like to help them by narrowing down choices.

 (Since more people are interested in digital camera so I would not touch base on film camera in this post.)

1) Point and shoot Camera
These are the simple cameras which does allow user to make changes in the light exposure or aperture. I would like to define two categories for these cameras-

a. Camera’s that can fit in your pocket (BASIC).

i. Very compact and light wet.
ii. You can carry it in your pocket.
iii. Low price
iv. Sufficient to capture good pictures for different occasions.

i. Does not give more options to user to configure the settings while clicking the picture
ii. Does not have big zoom since lens are very compact.
iii. Can not connect external lens.

b. Camera’s that can not fit in your pocket (ADVANCED).

i. Can zoom in and take picture of remote objects easily.
ii. Sufficient to start photography as a …

A Banjara Feel...

(I wrote this post a week ago but since I was not having internet connection at home, I could not publish this post. Yesterday my ISP installed the connection and now I am again connected to the virtual world.)

Finally I got shifted to a new apartment. I am not new to the emotional experience when you left the house after a long stay. Last year in India we shifted to new house after leaving in my old house for more than 28 years :). That was tough but the good thing is we have not sold that house and we won’t. Each and every brick and tile of that house has some or other memories of us. Some good and some are bad. But I have accepted all those memories and it’s a part of my personality now. I can not separate it from me.

Same thing should have happened after we shifted to new apartment in USA but we have to leave and vacate the house as it was rented and I have not rented it. So I may not be able to enter to into that apartment again unless I rent it again. Same thing will happen when…


Memories are like
Tea in the cup.
You have to hold it
And bring it up.

Those are independent
Like a blow of wind
We are dependent
Let me remind

I can live without it
Everybody declare
But everybody is addicted
Everybody care

Addiction and Yoga
Let’s give those names to them
Depression and gaga
Let’s give those blames to them

Wethersfield cove - A place to be in summer

Sometime one activity gives you way or path to another activity. Last weekend I was practicing car in Wethersfield DMV area because of the road test in this DMV is considered as toughest road test in nearby areas considering the types of roads in Wethersfield. It was my attempt to get familiar with the area before the road test to reduce the surprise element. While doing that I was surprisingly landed in a beautiful area in Wethersfield known as Wethersfield cove.

This area has beauty as well as history. In ancient times it was used for local trade and travel. (To read more please visit wiki) It also has a warehouse, which open for visitors with nominal fees. I have not visited it this time but surely this is the place to be in summer.

I am also sharing the map, if you are in Connecticut, you should visit this place.

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Cirque da la Symphonie

If you want to see art and endurance together, you must watch Cirque de symphony. It’s a perfect blend of music and acrobatics. Your ears are filled with the soul soothing music and your eyes are stunned by the smooth performances of Cirque artists. I am feeling lucky to get an opportunity to attend this magnificent show.

This is my first time to go to the Bushnell Theater. I love life in theaters. From my school days I have been connected to different theatrical activities through the art circles. I am feeling lucky to born in a city (Pune) where the theater movement is very strong. There were days in all parts of India when theater was an effective medium of expression. But in today’s digital era that movement is slowing down. But as a sign of hope that still there are people in Hindi, Marathi and Bengali theater who are trying revive this golden culture of theater.
I know that was a little diversion from what I was saying before. As I always say to my friends it is always a royal fee…

Maharashtra Muncipal Election 2012 and My Childhood Memories

Voting is done and results are out for the Maharashtra state elections. This is the first time in my life where I missed the voting. Feeling sad!!
I remember how my parents pushed me to register myself when I turned eighteen. I was fully excited that I will do the voting.
During the election campaign candidates used to stick their stickers on the walls. We were so fascinated by that sticker. We used to collect the unused stickers and used to exchange it with other friends.
We used to get voting slips with the address of the nearest voting center and voter numbers. Our whole family used to go to voting booth early in the morning so that we don’t need to stand in the line for voting. And while coming back we kept discussing about who will win in the election. Reading and researching about the candidate before voting was assumed in our family. We never discussed among our self to whom we will vote. We were following all the rules of voting given in the constitution. But we followed it as …

Are you excited about your idea?

Actually many times it happens that an idea comes to your mind and you give lots of thought to that idea. You realize that this has potential. As a next step you plan to gather as much of data related to it. You go to internet to search for it and eureka (?) you find that it is already implemented and running.
Don’t feel sad. Now I am used to it. No need to be sorry but the important thing is to keep getting excited about ideas. You never know which idea will be liked by people. And finally you have to understand that you are implementing the idea for your satisfaction.
I have seen closely how people dedicate their time and life for an idea. How they work hard towards it? Irrespective of the fear of negative result they keep themselves passionate and excited about the idea. You really feel inspired after meeting such people. Inspiration and passion are contagious.

All cold and no snow makes east coast a dull coast!!!

After long time I am again started writing on this blog. And I have realized that it is really very important for me to write and to express. And this is kind of autobiography for me where I keep updating details for my trips and travels. So more precisely this blog is a biography + travelogue for me.  ===============================================

I mean it. Really its middle of February and still there is no snow.
Yesterday weather related site was showing that there are 100% chances of snow but it didn’t. Last year it was horrible and this year it’s weird because it snowed heavily in October. Then little in January and that’s it. No snow et’al.
I know most of the people love snow when they experience it for the first time but gradually they lost interest in it. But snow has its different charm in it. It’s a pride of east coast. It develops a fighting spirit in people to fight and work in any weather condition. Snow is the beauty and identity of east coast.