Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Mugabe vists Jerusalem

Robert Mugabe goes on a state visit to Israel. While he is on a tour of Jerusalem he suffers a heart attack and passes away.

The undertaker tells the accompanying people, ''You can have him shipped home for US$500,000, or you can bury him here, in the Holy Land , for just US$100.''

The Zimbabweans go into a corner and discuss for a minute. They come back to the undertaker and tell him they want Mugabe shipped home.

The undertaker is puzzled and asks, ''Why would you spend $500,000 to ship him home, when it would be wonderful to be buried here and you would spend only $100? With the money you save you could buy enough diesel for a year, buy enough medicines to wipe out cholera, buy enough generators to never have blackouts again.''

The Zimbabweans replied, ''Long ago a man died here, was buried here, and three days later he rose from the dead. We just can''t take that chance........

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Song in Malkauns Raag

Carrying on with the Bollywood olden-goldies series, I'm now posting a song, sung by Mohammad Rafi in the film 'Baiju Bawra.' The song is in the raag Malkauns - an ancient, and very popular Indian raag.

Found clip on youtube where a young kid sings the song on an Indian singing competition. It's unbelievable how kids this young can sing so well, and have a great control over their voice and pitch. Unfortunatly I think the judge, Sonu Nigam was a bit harsh..

Anyway, an embarrassing attempt to sing shabad in the same raag by, yours truely. hahaha really embarrassing how I went off pitch (and offbeat too once! haha)... Oh well I've had my deal of bad 'performances' (most recently in Norway)

Sunday, November 09, 2008


Had to make a post about it! I'm reallly really happy he won!
I was actually really surprised that McCain even had a chance of winning, considering 90-ish % of Europeans prefer him over his Republican rival.

I think he seems to the most sensible man considering the fact that he declares that he's open for a dialogue with countries like Iran and Korea. I think dialogue is extremely important, and when McCain made a big fuss about Obama being ready to SPEAK DIPLOMATICALLY with Iran, I realized that Mccain was a man who shot first and asked later. I think America deserves a president who has some senses and is able to keep his cool instead of erupting as soon as someone around the globe does something that seems 'threatening'.

Also I full heartedly support the fact that he wants to close down places like Guantanamo which have basically locked up a bunch of people without giving them any chance of having a trail or any justice. I don't know who they are, what they've done, but they deserve to get a fair trail. I think democrats generally care a lot more about human rights, climate issues, social insurance policies where everyone gets subsidized (if not free) health care, whereas, I feel, Republicans only care about their money, and that they can keep them, and don't really want to contribute anything to the society...

Another reason I believed he'd do a better job than McCain is the fact that he doesn't advocate decreasing taxes and stuff for people with incomes higher than $250 000 a year. A lot of money; and those who earn more than that and cry over having to pay a bit more tax...well I don't really much to say about them (that won’t be offensive.) I think people who work hard should be rewarded, but at the same time I do think they have a responisibility of making sure that their neighbors have a roof over their head; and that if their kid is run over by a car (God forbid), they don’t need to think about where to get money for the operation, before they take the kid to the hospital. Tax reductions should go to those with lower incomes, because those are the ones who NEED them.

There goes my second blog post with a political twist.

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Renderation of Raag Darbari Kanara

Found a really nice song sung originally sung by the great Manna Dey... Actually I've been listening quite a bit to olden goldies from Bollywood movies (despite that I think most of the modern movies are full of crap)... So I've decided to post them here! I think I'll make into an olden-goldies series of bollywood songs. As you'll realise, most of them are in some kind of raag (probably the reason I appreciate it..)
Anyway, here comes the first one:

Link to Jhanak Jhanak Tori Bajhe Payiliya
The link above is to the song, when sung in an indian idol show by a young indian lad... The Song is in Raag Darbari Kanara...

Below, I've posted the original song.

Friday, August 15, 2008

Concerned over the situation in Burma

Haven't posted for a while....

I'm still very concerned about the situation in Burma.
Very sad (and frightening) that all media coverage has stopped there (almost completly). No-one is reporting what's going on in the country?

Now the internationall news is about Georgia, and prior to that it was the torture of the tibetians. Everyone forgot the monks in Burma, and the earthquake victems, who have to take LOANS (yes they have to repay them!) to get back to normal life.

That "normalcy" has been restored to the country seems very doubtful. Anyone got any news about the state of the protesters in Burma? Or the state of the people in general, in Burma?

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Where are my, Sweet like Jalebi, readers?

Oi! I'm feeling soo lonely here!!!

Ok there are periods where I don't post very frequently, but that doesn't mean you stop commenting!!

Now stop acting like a rotten Jalebi and show me you're present!

Ok, I should really be off! Exams tomorrow! Pray for me!!!

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Signature: Brirtains got talent

Although most people have probably already seen it, its one of those things you just cannot NOT blog about, so here goes :D

Good job by the two performers! Goo Madhu!!! :D