Monday, October 27, 2008

शुभ दीपावली . . .


ओ माटी के दीप,
नमस्कार शत् बार . . .
धन्य धन्य ये रूप तुम्हारा
श्वासों में अमरत्व छुपाए . . .
साहस देते श्रांत पथिक को
मंज़िल तक आलोक बिछाए . . .
निज देह मिटाकर
करते हो जग का उपकार . . .
करते हैं प्रार्थना
ईश से इस बार . . .
सदा रहे खुशियों से
भरा आपका संसार . . .
मंगलमय और शुभ हो
दीपावली का ये त्यौहार . . .
ओ माटी के दीप,
नमस्कार शत् बार . . .

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Emotions in relationship...

Nice comic strip story...









Tuesday, October 21, 2008

My Favorite 10 Ghazals...

Not in any specific order...

Teri Khushboo Mein - Jagjit Singh



Aur Aahista Kijie Baate - Pankaj Udhas



Kabhi Aah Lab Pe Machal Gaye - Ghulam Ali



Itna Toota Hoon Ke - Ghulam Ali



Aadmi Aadmi Ko Kya Dega - Jagjit Singh



Pyaar Ka Pehla Khat - Jagjit Singh



Hazaron Khwahishen Aisee - Drama Mirza Ghalib



Sach Keh Raha Hoon Main - Pankaj Udhas



Sham Se Aankh Main Namee - Jagjit Singh



Kagaz Ki Kashti - Jagjit Singh

Monday, October 20, 2008

Passion and Power of Love...

No words required to express your love for someone, If frequency matches both will tune to it and create the sweetest bond...


Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Mit Jaye...

Only thing I liked about the movie 'Kidnap' is music... and this one is my favorite of whole lot... passion of Imraan can only be seen in this song... lyrics is the best part in this song...



Mit Jaaye Yeh zameen
Tham jaaye aasmaan
Mit Jaaye Yeh zameen
tham jaaye aasmaan
Sun le jo gar kkahin
Yeh meri daastan

Chheena Mujhe tumne
Khushiyon ke aanchal se
Har zakhm lipta hai
Ashkon ke daaman se

Chheena Mujhe tumne
Khushiyon ke aanchal se
Har zakhm lipta hai
Ashkon ke daaman se

Gham ke andhere hain
Ujadey savere hain
Ankhon mein kirchon se
Kyun khwab mere hain

Mit Jaaye Yeh zameen
Tham jaaye aasmaan

Soney ki sadakon pe
Chalta raha tan ke
Kantey bichhey ab hain
Saaya tera ban ke

Soney ki sadakon pe
Chalta raha tan ke
Kantey bichhey ab hain
Saaya tera ban ke

Gham ke andhere hain
Ujadey savere hain
Ankhon mein kirchon se
Kyun khwab mere hain

Mit Jaaye Yeh zameen
tham jaaye aasmaan
Sun le jo gar kkahin
Yeh meri daastan

Quote for the Life...


Smile... No matter what life delivers you...
by - Saurabh Bajaj

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Second Excerpt from The Fountainhead...

Although its long but read it fully...

This excerpt of The Fountainhead describes the conversation between Dominique Francon and Howard Roark. It is the conversation which describes the sacrifice and pain they have imposed upon themselves in order to fight against this cruel world.

About their pesonality:

Howard Roark is the noble soul par excellence. The man as man should be. The self-sufficient, self-confident, the end of ends, the reason unto himself, the joy of living personified. Above all - the man who lives for himself, as living for oneself should be understood. And who triumphs completely. A man who is what he should be.

Dominique is the woman for a man like Howard Roark. The perfect priestess.

"Roark before I met you, I had always been afraid of seeing someone like you, because I knew that I'd also have to see what I saw on witness stand and I'd have to do what I did in tha courtroom. I hated doing it, because it was an insult to you to defend you - and it was an insult to myself that you had to be defended... Roark, I can anything, except what seems to be the easiest for most people: the halfway, the almost, the just-about, the in-between. They have their justifications. I don't know. I don't care to inquire. I know that it is the one thing not given me to understand. When I think of what you are, I can't accept any reality except a world of your kind. Or at least a world in which you have a fighting chance and fight on your own terms. That does not exist. And I can't live a life torn between that which exists - and you, It would mean to struggle against things and men who don't deserve to be your opponents. Your fight using your methods- and that's too horrible a desecration. It would mean doing for you what I did for Peter Keating: lie, flatter, evade, compromise, pander to every ineptitude- in order to beg of them a chance for you, beg them to let you live, to let you function, to beg them, Toark, not to laugh at thhem but to tremble because they hold the power to hurt you. Am i too weak because I can't do this? I dont't know which is the greater strength: to accept all this for you- or to love you so much that the rest is beyond acceptance. I don't know. I love you too much.
You're not aware of them. I am. I can't help it. I love you. The contrast is too great. Roark, you won't win, they'll destroy you, but I won't be there to see it happen. I will have destroyed myself first. That's the only gesture of protest open to me. What else could I offer you? The things people sacrifice are so little. I'll give you my marriage to Peter. I'll refuse to permit myself happiness in their world. I'll take suffering. That will be my answer to them, and my gift to you, I shall probably never see you again. I shall try not to. I shamll probably never see you again. I shall try not to. But I will live for ou, through every minute and every shameful act I take. I will live for you in my own way, in the only way I can."

Roark Replied:
"You'd rather hear it now? But I want you to hear it. We never need to say anything to each other when we're together. This is - for the time we won't be together. I love you, Dominique. As selfishly as the fact that I exist. As selfishly as my lungs breathe air. I breath fo rmy own necessity, for the fuel of my body, for my survival. I've given you, not my sacrifice or my pity, but my ego and my naked need. This is the only way you can wished to be loved. This is the only way I can want you to love me. If you married me now, I would become your whole existence. But I would not want you then. You would not want you yourself- and so you would not love me long. To say 'I love you' one must know first how to say 'I'. The kind of surrender I could have from you now would give me nothing but an empty hulk. If I demanded it, I'd destroy you. That's why I won't stop you. I'll let you go to your husband. I don't know how I'll live through tonight, but I will. I want you as a whole, as I am, as you'll remain in the battle you've chosen, A battle is never selfless.
You must learn not to be afraid of the world. Not to be held by it as you are now. Never to be hurt by it as you were in that courtroom. I must let you learn it. I can't help you. You must find your own way. When you have, you'll come back to me. They won't destroy me, Dominique. And they won't destroy you. You'll win, because you've chosen the hardest way of fighting for your freedom from the world. I'll wait for you. I love you. I'm saying this now for all the years we'll have to wait. I love you, Dominique."

Thursday, October 9, 2008

First Excerpt from The Fountainhead...

The first excerpt from The Fountainhead, the philosophy of Ellsworth Toohey - the critic, expressing and molding the voice of public opinion, the average man at large, the natural leader of average man....

Ellsworth was telling to his friends and disciples:
"It's good to suffer. Don't complain. Bear, bow, accept - and be grateful that God has made you suffer. For this makes you better than the people who are laughing and happy. If you don't understand this, don't try to understand. Everything bad comes from the mind, because the mind asks too many questions. It is blessed to believe, not to understand. So if you didn't get passing grades, be glad of it. It means that you are better than the smart boys who think too much and too easily."


I hope I can live by this philosophy...

Software Development and Developers...

In last few days I came across 2 different pictures beautifully defining about software development and developers life... So I thought to make them part of my blog....


Sunday, October 5, 2008

I feel rejuvenated...

Last five days were my office vacations and I have lived my life in my own style... I was looking for my own space for long time (see my earlier blog Mental Peace) and these five days provided me that... I was neither bound to the usual office schedule nor dependent on anyone, I lived as a free soul in this world...

I have roamed around whole Bangalore, went to malls to do the shopping, attended qawwali program (saleem javed's) as part of jashn e id-ul-fitr in a Sigma Mall, went to bookstore looked out some books there, went to CCDs and restaurents, watched back to back movies 50 first dates, Shawshank Redemption, Pursuit of Happiness, A tail of two kittens (Garfield), A Beautiful Mind, Hotel Rwanda, Kidnap...

One more thing I did was to rope in all my school friends in a google group, the much awaited platform for all of us LOTIans...

I am feeling so much relaxed mentally, I can feel the utmost pleasure of life after the hectic office schedule and same old routine...

PS: Its not like that I like being alone but sometimes its good to be with self... Human being are social animals and so am I...

Friday, October 3, 2008

Memories to Cherry...


Yippieeeee.....I reached one more milestone, this is my 50th post in this blog. I truly feel that I got this space to jolt down my thoughts freely, which matches with the definition of blog.

My this blog is dedicated to the two most lovable couples in the novel world; First, Scarlett O'Hara and Rhett Butler from Gone With The Wind and Second, Dominique Francon and Howard Roark from The Fountainhead. Although both are very different in their themes and plot but the one thing I found common was the sacrifice for love shown by these people, They move apart from each other, follow the path of untold love. The rational behind their separation was way different; Scarlett's departing was to make Rhett jealous to get him back, on the other hand, Dominique's departing was to protect Howard from the social evils in the world; but the motive was the same to sacrifice and feel the pleasure of achieving the most beautiful relationship in the world. In this they all suffered a lot but they got what they wanted...


There were times when ...
I thought of you,
I felt you,
I cared for you,
I dreamed about you,
I loved you,
I was with you ...

Still ...
There are times when ...
I think of you,
I feel you,
I care for you,
I dream about you,
I LOVE YOU,
Lone difference is that
I am away from you ...

~~~by - Saurabh Bajaj~~~