Wednesday, August 27, 2008


Go watch!!

I am speechless.

Sunday, August 24, 2008

One of my absolute favorites

And a reading by Amitabh Bacchan here.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

old, dilapidated, worn-out and tattered

Its that time of the year again when we celebrate the day we add another year to our age, and well frankly we feel we are getting pretty old and we are pissed. And tomorrow we will celebrate it foolishly.

Thursday, August 07, 2008

Ahmed Faraz

A friend of mine was talking of Faraz's famous work "Ranjish hi sahi", when he asked if the poet was Kaifi Azmi and I was not too sure at that point. I came back and checked the poet's name, and read some of his other works. I am touched by his honest simplicity and flow. Here is a sample, the last couplet being my favorite:

dost ban kar bhii nahii.n saath nibhaanevaalaa
vahii andaaz hai zaalim kaa zamaanevaalaa

ab ise log samajhate hai.n giraftaar meraa
saKht nadiim hai mujhe daam me.n laanevaalaa

kyaa kahe.n kitane maraasim the hamaare is se
vo jo ik shaKhs hai muu.Nh pher ke jaanevaalaa

tere hote hue aa jaatii thii saarii duniyaa
aaj tanhaa huu.N to ko_ii nahii.n aanevaalaa

muntazir kis kaa huu.N TuuTii hu_ii dahaliiz pe mai.n
kaun aayegaa yahaa.N kaun hai aanevaalaa

mai.n ne dekhaa hai bahaaro.n me.n chaman ko jalate
hai ko_ii Khvaab kii taabiir bataanevaalaa

kyaa Khabar thii jo merii jaan me.n ghulaa hai itanaa
hai vahii mujh ko sar-e-daar bhii laane vaalaa

tum taqalluf ko bhii iKhalaas samajhate ho 'Faraz'
dost hotaa nahii.n har haath milaanevaalaa

taqalluf: formalities, societal norms of behavior
iKhlaas: sincere, pure friendship; deep affection

Wednesday, August 06, 2008

Manoj Kumar at his very best. and other Bolly ham scenes

You have to see it to believe it. This is the shittiest bollywood scene ever, hilariously insane. All hail the great Manoj Kumar. A couple more scene from the same movie here and here. If anyone finds a link to the whole movie, please let me know and the beer is on me.

These fabulous ham scenes reminded me of that Sajid Khan show Kehne Mein Kya Harz Hai, and I did find quite a few scenes from the show. Absolutely outstanding stuff, check it out here (this guy has some 12 videos in his collection).