Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Jana gana mana...

Jana gaṇa mana adhināyaka jaya hē
Bhārata bhāgya Vidhātā
Pañjāba Sindhu Gujarāṭa Marāṭhā
Drāviḍa Utkala Baṅga
Vindhya Himācala ẏamunā Gaṅgā
Ucchala jaladhi taraṅga
Tava śubha nāmē jāgē
Tava śubha āśiṣa māgē
Gāhē tava jaya gāthā
Jana gaṇa maṅgala dāyaka jaya hē
Bhārata bhāgya vidhātā
Jaya hē jaya hē jaya hē
Jaya jaya jaya jaya hē

O! Dispenser of India's destiny, thou art the ruler of the minds of all people
Thy name rouses the hearts of Punjab, Sindh, Gujarat, the Maratha country,in the Dravida country, Utkala and Bengal;
It echoes in the hills of the Vindhyas and Himalayas,
it mingles in the rhapsodies of the pure waters of Yamuna and the Ganges.
They chant only thy name.
They seek only thy auspicious blessings.
They sing only the glory of thy victory.
The salvation of all people waits in thy hands,
O! Dispenser of India's destiny, thou art the ruler of the minds of all peopleVictory to thee, Victory to thee, Victory to thee,Victory, Victory, Victory, Victory to thee!.

Vande Mataram

Vande Mataram - My obeisance to Mother India!
sujalaam - With flowing beneficial waters
suphalaam - Filled with choicest fruits
malayaja sheethalam - With Sandal scented winds
shashya shyamalaam - Green with the harvest
Maataram, vande maataram - O mother! My obeisance to you!
Shubhra jothsana pulakitha yaminim - Ecstatic moonlit nights
Phulla kusumitat drumah dala shobhinim - The plants blooming with flowers
Suhasinim, Sumadhura bhAshinim - Sweet speaker of sweet languages
sukhadaam varadhaam, maataram - Fount of blessings,
Vande mataraam - Mother, I salute you!

This translation is taken from Wikipedia.

Saturday, August 9, 2008


Arguably the best stress buster for me. No matter how bad I feel or how low I am feeling I just need to see one episode of this serial and I feel so refreshed , so happy. Just feel like life is again injected in me.

I din't see this sitcom when it was getting aired for the first time. I used to hear from people that it is one of the best comedy sitcom but I never felt the urge to see it. But few months back, I decided to download this and watch it and see what so good about it. And once I started watching it, I din't stop before I watched every episode till season 10. And even now when I have completed it , I see it again whenever I need a laugh or just idling around.

Well most of the people know what it is all about but just to mention, its a story of six friends Ross, Rachel, Chandler, Monica, Joey and Phoebe, who have their own shares of joys and troubles. Ross's wife is lesbian and she leaves him and after that he gets married to Emily but at the time of wedding instead of taking her name he utters Rachel and then he marries Rachel when both of them are drunk at Vegas and get that marriage annulled too but at the end of season 10 he gets her back(something people who have not seen the complete series should not know :)). Then we have Rachel who runs away on her marraige day as she doesn't love that guy and then she lands up at Monica's who is her school time friend and starts her independent life where she first works as a waitress then follows her dream of working in fashion world. She falls in love with Ross, breaks up, then have a baby with him and finally gets back to him. Then we have Monica who is Ross's little sister, she is a chef and is quite particular about keeping her surrounding tidy. I feel she was the least troubled person in that sitcom. The only problem with her was that she din't have a stable relation but after 5-6 season even that goes away. Then comes Chandler who is Ross's college time friend and who cannot distinguish between his mother and father(his father is a cross dresser). His problem is similar to Monica that he never had any stable relation thats why I feel they got together and married each other. The other problem with him was he din't like the work he was doing and wanted to do something he really liked. Then comes Joey, the guy who is never deprived of girls. He is an actor who intially struggles and does some very petty and funny roles but later on becomes a soap opera star. He is most funniest and dumb guy who enjoys eating, relaxing and flirting. Last but never the least, Phoebe Buffet, my favorite character. She is so funny and everytime full of doing and telling silly things.Her song "Smelly cat" explains the kind of stuff she speaks and do. A really lively character. Her problem is that she never had a normal life. Her mother commited suicide, she was brought up in streets, she doesn't have a stable job , never went to college but finally she also finds someone with whom she can lead a normal life.

So thats it for the brief about the sitcom. Well what I really liked about this serial is the way it depicts each and every sphere of life. I mean as the name suggests it is definitly about friends , the bonds that friends share, what they go through when they stay together, the way they share everything, how they are there for each other when they are sad or in problem. But the thing I really liked about this sitcom is the way they celebrated when they were happy. No doubt friends are always there when you are going through rough waters but its the happy moments that we spend with our friends that I feel good about. I mean the way they hug each other , clap with each other when they are happy , thats makes you feel so happy. The way they celebrate festivals, birthdays , marriages, the way they always share their happy moments with each other and gets so restless to tell each other about it that makes me feel this is what one wants in life. Having never lived away from my family, I never experienced those moments you share when you are living with your friends, so this sitcom made me live those moments.

Well I do not associate myself with that serial but yes there are so many moments that people can associate with their life. You can feel those characters, the moment they share , the laughs , the humor, the friendship and the love .
As the song of the serial goes..... I be there for you....summarizes everything that F.R.I.E.N.D.S is all about.
I always ask myself a question, whom out of the three guys would I love to be or I associate the most?

1. Joey - No, I don't think I am either good looking like him or a tube light like him.

2. Ross - I share something common with him :) but I am not guy who will have 3 marriages.

3. Chandler - I don't know what is common within me and chandler apart from the fact that his profession is somewhat closest to mine but he is the guy whom I would love to be like because he is funny, clever and innocent.
Hope that the makers of this hit sitcom will definitly come up with a new season or a movie pretty soon. I don't know whether the movie will be a hit or not but the sitcom is definitly the best thing to have happened ever....

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Six years completed...

I wrote this mail to my college batch group on the sixth anniversary of our meeting each other. This was on the day when I was starting a lot of things afresh and with a positive frame of mind. So I just thought I will write a mail to my group about the six years that have passed and how great it felt to meet all of them..
Although this mail din't find much takers but I still felt good as I was happy to do something I really wanted to do...So here is the mail
August 2 , 2002 a bunch of young people joined a college in anticipation of coming to a new world out of school, a place where they will learn stuffs that will be instrumental in determining where they will be standing when they graduate. They were filled with dreams and hopes in their eyes. With the desire to break and make rules and primarily enjoy life.

And in the next four years , we fulfilled some of those dreams.

I don't know what we achieved in these last six years but one thing I am sure about is the relations that we all build.

Although some of us knew each other from before but most of us were strangers to each other.

Initially we all were little hesistant, I am saying this because I don't remember much of our first year apart from the ragging and workshops, which were new experiences.
But I guess we all clicked from second year on wards and once we started we never looked back.

Over the six years we developed some very close relations, some good relations, broke some hearts(just assuming we had), healed some, laughed together, cried together, fought together(did we ?), came together, lost together,partyed together, danced together, enjoyed together, invested time together, argued together, studied together(ya we did this too :) ).

Some have bonded very strongly and have developed bonds stronger then the one created by Fevicol and some are still bonding but overall we came to know the meaning of friends i.e. Forever till I ends.

I think we shared different-different aspects of friendship with each other. We became guides for each other, inspirations for some, motivations for many, we learned from each other's achievements, from each others mistakes. Apart from pen, copy , assignments, food etc we shared ourselves with each other.

Initially I thought I will write lets moan for 2 mins on this day ..just kidding ..

Lets feel happy for these six years that have gone by.

So guys thats it I guess I need to stop otherwise I will keep on up at 7 on saturday morning to write this.. lol

If possible lets share some of the moments that we lived in those four years, may be good, may be bad, may be we can share some pictures, some incidents, something we learned, something we forgot...anything.

I would have started myself but seriously I am still searching for an incident worth starting with... although all are worthy of mentioning :) but I just want to think little more over them so that I can come up with some chronological order which I can build up.

So enjoy life ...take care