Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Adieu Google Buzz

Needed a place to store all my 'Buzzes'. So here goes - A blog update after almost 2 years of the introductory post.

(I) “Most of our pocket wisdom is conceived for the use of mediocre people, to discourage them from ambitious attempts, and generally console them in their mediocrity.”
-- Robert Louis Stevenson

(II) “You’re not doing anybody any favors by sitting on the fence. Determine which side you want to be on and stay on it.” - Facing the Giants (2006)

(III) 4x400 relay CWG 2010 Delhi India

(IV) A pessimist thinks things can't be worse. An optimist knows they can. - No Man's Land (2001)

(V) After the game, the king and pawn go into the same box. -Italian Proverb



(VI) Alas....



(VII) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AKVnNKLVpdg

(VIII) An individual human existence should be like a river: small at first, narrowly contained within its banks, and rushing passionately past rocks and over waterfalls. Gradually the river grows wider, the banks recede, the waters flow more quietly, and in the end, without any visible break, they become merged in the sea, and painlessly lose their individual being. -Bertrand Russell, philosopher, mathematician, author, Nobel laureate (1872-1970)



(IX) An interesting article
http://zenhabits.net/the-lazy-manifesto-do-less-then-do-even-less/
The Lazy Manifesto: Do Less. Then, Do Even Less. | zen habits


(X) Bullet Stunts


(XI) Chaar baans, chaubees gaj; Angul ashth pramaan;......


(XII) "Dance like nobody's watching; love like you've never been hurt. Sing like nobody's listening; live like it's heaven on earth."
-- Mark Twain


(XIII) "Decisions made in real time are never perfect" - Bourne Ultimatum (2007)


(XIV) Escape!


(XV) Everyone, in some small sacred sanctuary of the self, is nuts. -Leo Rosten, author (1908-1997)


(XVI) How to confuse an idiot
http://iwastesomuchtime.com/on/?i=2363


(XVII) http://cricket.yahoo.com/blogs/article-to-the-moon-and-back_15039


(XVIII) Churchill Photo - Iconic Photo


(XIX) 10 Awesome Free Documentaries


(XX) Jordan last Shot


(XXI) Stephen Fry - Kinetic Typography


(XXII) IPL - Virgin Mobile Ads


(XXIII) Where the hell is Matt? (2008)


(XXIV) I don't trust anything that bleeds for three days and doesn't die :)


(XXV) If the world didn't suck, we'd all fall off.


(XXVI) If you have your feet planted on the ground too firmly, you'll have trouble putting your pants on :P


(XXVII)
ik baar to yoon hoga,
thoda sa sukoon hoga,
na dil mein kasak hogi,
na sar mein junoon hoga..

Irfan Khan in "7 khoon maaf"


(XXVIII) I'm astounded by people who want to 'know' the universe when it's hard enough to find your way around Chinatown - Woody Allen



(XXIX) In all affairs it's a healthy thing now and then to hang a question mark on the things you have long taken for granted. -Bertrand Russell, philosopher, mathematician, author, Nobel laureate (1872-1970)



(XXX) It ought to be plain / how little you gain / by getting excited / and vexed. / You'll always be late / for the previous train, / and always in time / for the next. -Piet Hein, poet and scientist (1905-1996)


(XXXI) It's not the size of the dog in the fight, it's the size of the fight in the dog. - Mark Twain
http://in.news.yahoo.com/dog-bites-shark-goes-viral-132447362.html


(XXXII) Khalsa performed at India's got Talent (2010)


(XXXIII) Knight in shining armour or Retard in aluminium foil :)


(XXXIV) "Love is like a brick. You can build a house, or you can sink a dead body" - Lady Gaga


(XXXV) IIML's Manfest 2011


(XXXVI) No one imagines that symphony is supposed to improve as it goes along, or that the whole object of playing is to reach the finale. The point of music is discovered in every moment of playing and listening to it. It is the same, I feel, with the greater part of our lives, and if we are unduly absorbed in improving them we may forget altogether to live them. -Alan Watts, philosopher, writer, and speaker (1915-1973)


(XXXVII) People are like stained-glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in their true beauty is revealed only if there is light from within − Elisabeth K├╝bler-Ross


(XXXVIII) "People were created to be loved; things were created to be used. The reason the world is in chaos is because things are being loved and people are being used." - Anonymous


(XXXIX) Bear Hunting Joke - Grizzly


(XL)
1. open google translator,
2. select ENGLISH to SWAHILI
3. then translate Stupidity..see what you get :)



(XLI)
O Waqt bda acha c,
jdo main nikka bcha c,
Goliyan-tofiyan khanda c,
chotiyan nikkran panda c.

Odo sasta bda petrol c,
par cycle mere kol c,
Na kudiyan da koi zikr c,
menu padai di bs fikr c,

Na orkut te status likhda c,
ms-word te paint sikhda c,
Jdo yar saare mere nal c,

odo waqt ne badli chal c,
school chad aaye colg vich,
kyunki zindgi da swal c.

Hun group ch rehna painda hai,sorry,thank-u kehna painda haipar
fer v yar mere puchde ne,
tu kalla-kalla kyu rehnda hai,
Main jwab nhe de panda ha,
bs chup-chap reh janda ha,
fir akh nu poonjh ke kehnda ha,
tusi saare jao main aanda ha.

Sb puchde wajah dil sakht di,
mai kehnda yad aagyi us waqt di,
jo waqt bda acha c,
jdo main nikka bcha c...


(XLII)
Last Picnic

By Charles Simic


Before the fall rains come,
Let’s have one more picnic,
Now that the leaves are turning color
And the grass is still green in places.

Bread, cheese and some black grapes
Ought to be enough,
And a bottle of red wine to toast the crows
Puzzled to find us sitting here.

If it gets cold—and it will—I’ll hold you close.
Night will come early.
We’ll watch the sky, hoping for a full moon
To light our way home.

And if there isn’t one, we’ll put all our trust
In your book of matches
And my sense of direction
As we grope our way in the dark.



(XLIII) Too Busy to Notice You're Too Busy (NY Times)


(XLIV) Mature People Truths


(XLV) What all a woman should have by the age of 30


(XLVI)
Suicide in the Trenches

I knew a simple soldier boy
Who grinned at life in empty joy,
Slept soundly through the lonesome dark,
And whistled early with the lark.

In winter trenches, cowed and glum,
With crumps and lice and lack of rum,
He put a bullet through his brain.
No one spoke of him again.

You smug-faced crowds with kindling eye
Who cheer when soldier lads march by,
Sneak home and pray you'll never know
The hell where youth and laughter go.



Siegfried Sassoon

1917*



(XLVII) Jeep Dream Killer - discussion forum


(XLVIII) If a dog could say WTF


(XLIX) A very thought provoking article by Scott Adams (Dilbert fame)
The Benefits of Boredom


(L) Shake off all the fears of servile prejudices, under which weak minds are servilely crouched. Fix reason firmly in her seat, and call on her tribunal for every fact, every opinion. Question with boldness even the existence of a God; because, if there be one, he must more approve of the homage of reason than that of blindfolded fear. -Thomas Jefferson, third US president, architect and author (1743-1826)


(LI) Society is like a lawn, where every roughness is smoothed, every bramble eradicated, and where the eye is delighted by the smiling verdure of a velvet surface; he, however, who would study nature in its wildness and variety, must plunge into the forest, must explore the glen, must stem the torrent, and dare the precipice. -Washington Irving, writer (1783-1859)


(LII) Steve Prefontaine - "To give anything less than your best is to sacrifice the gift."


(LIII) The feeling of being hurried is not usually the result of living a full life and having no time. It is on the contrary born of a vague fear that we are wasting our life. When we do not do the one thing we ought to do, we have no time for anything else -- we are the busiest people in the world. -Eric Hoffer, philosopher and author (1902-1983)


(LIV) The root of all superstition is that men observe when a thing hits, but not when it misses. -Francis Bacon, essayist, philosopher, and statesman (1561-1626)


(LV) The world looks with some awe upon a man who appears unconcernedly indifferent to home, money, comfort, rank, or even power and fame. The world feels, not without a certain apprehension, that here is someone outside its jurisdiction; someone before whom its allurements may be spread in vain; someone strangely enfranchised, untamed, untrammelled by convention, moving independent of the ordinary currents of human action.
- Winston Churchill, politician and statesman (1874-1965)


(LVI) There are people in this world to whom the idea of selfless service is so alien that they are not satisfied till they have found a 'motive' for other's actions - personal quote


(LVII) Time engraves our faces with all the tears we have not shed. -Natalie Clifford Barney, Author (1876-1972)



(LVIII) Warren Zevon - My Shit's Fucked Up

(LIX)Lenny Bruce - People Don't Say

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Sunday, November 22, 2009

About Time

I was introduced to the world of blogging by a dear friend and I have been lurking about a lot of blogs now for quite some time, leaving an occasional comment or two here and there. And have been thinking for quite some time now to start a blog of my own. So finally I am here, on the blogosphere, hopefully as a regular and active netizen.

I would have loved to say that I had some profoundly moving experience that was the trigger to start a blog of my own; but to be honest, that was not so. The real reason is that I had been sleeping till 4 in the evening yesterday and it's now 6 a.m. on the following day and I am still wide awake with not a clue as to how to while away time. This is a professional hazard. I return home at around 2 a.m. every night as alert as a wildcat about to pounce on its prey in the great Kalahari. As I usually go to bed not before 5 a.m. on any day, I guess the weekends lend me the liberty of going to sleep a little later than usual.

The benefits of having a blog of your own have slowly, but surely, dawned upon me. The main among them being the opportunity to come across like minded people and have fruitful discussions about matters of (not necessarily national security) interest. Besides, it may provide one with a chance of :- flaunting their control over language, shameless self promotion by bragging about one's achievements, and spreading thoughtless hate messages. There are numerous other sundry benefits too - more noble and chivalrous than the ones mentioned above. Which is where I aspire to be heading via this endeavour.

With that note, I will conclude this introductory post here with the hope that I have something more concrete to say / write / express pretty soon.