Tuesday, January 30, 2007


It's hard to describe what I could have possibly done without music. When everything seems static and mundane, drifted and at most times lost, the melody has always played on. In my ears. In my head. In noisiest of crowds or the most chilling silence. I couldn't have survived the way I do everyday if it wasn't for music. I would have smiled a lot less. Laughed a lot less. Lost a lot more of calm. Lived a lot less.

The most important events in my life have a tune attached to them. Every time I hear that tune, I relive that age. It feels good. Things look down now. But even this will pass.. all on the strength of a song.

Update: With SP Jain results out today, my MBA aspirations are wiped out. So I'm singing:

So nobody ever told you baby
How it was gonna be
So what'll happen to you baby
Guess we'll have to wait and see

Well I still have one last straw left. A certain plan B. Guess we'll have to wait and see.
When I find out all the reasons
Maybe I'll find another way
Find another day
With all the changing seasons of my life
Maybe I'll get it right next time
An now that you've been broken down
Got your head out of the clouds
You're back down on the ground
And you don't talk so loud
An you don't walk so proud
Any more, and what for.

Estranged - G&R

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Thought for the day

Speaking within the scope of moral and evolutionary sciences, aren't we the worst kind of animals to drink cow milk which, technically speaking, is the sole birthright of calves? I think it's a horrific exploitation of the natural resource of another species.

Meat eating is another thing. That comes in the realm of the Predator-Prey Cycle. You don't see orangutans milking elephants, do you?

Note: This thought came to me after an overdose of Amit Verma's posts on cows.

Thursday, January 18, 2007

Prince Ali

All of you know I'm a humble guy but just FYI -

There are plenty of songs with my name such as:
Ya Ali Ya Ali, Mera Naam Hai Ali (AJUBA starring Amithab Bachchan)
Ya Ali (GANGSTER starring shiney Ahuja)
My Name is Ali( DHOOM2 featuring *choke* Uday Chopra)

But this one will always be my favourite -

And oh, the Sporting Legend of the Century celebrated his 65th birthday yesterday, so, sing along:

Make way for Prince Ali
Say hey! It's Prince Ali

Hey! Clear the way in the old Bazaar
Hey you!
Let us through!
It's a bright new star!
Oh Come!
Be the first on your block to meet his eye!

Make way!
Here he comes!
Ring bells! Bang the drums!
Are you gonna love this guy!

Prince Ali! Fabulous he!
Ali Ababwa
Genuflect, show some respect
Down on one knee!
Now, try your best to stay calm
Brush up your sunday salaam
The come and meet his spectacular coterie

Prince Ali!
Mighty is he!
Ali Ababwa
Strong as ten regular men, definitely!
He faced the galloping hordes
A hundred bad guys with swords
Who sent those goons to their lords?
Why, Prince Ali

He's got seventy-five golden camels
Purple peacocks
He's got fifty-three
When it comes to exotic-type mammals
Has he got a zoo?
I'm telling you, it's a world-class menagerie

Prince Ali! Handsome is he, Ali Ababwa
That physique! How can I speak
Weak at the knee
Well, get on out in that square
Adjust your veil and prepare
To gawk and grovel and stare at Prince Ali!

He's got ninety-five white Persian monkeys
(He's got the monkeys, let's see the monkeys)
And to view them he charges no fee
(He's generous, so generous)
He's got slaves, he's got servants and flunkies
(Proud to work for him)
They bow to his whim love serving him
They're just lousy with loyalty to Ali! Prince Ali!

Prince Ali!
Amorous he! Ali Ababwa
Heard your princess was a sight lovely to see
And that, good people, is why he got dolled up and dropped by
With sixty elephants, llamas galore
With his bears and lions
A brass band and more
With his forty fakirs, his cooks, his bakers
His birds that warble on key
Make way for prince Ali!

Friday, January 12, 2007


This is truly cutting edge! Someone buy me this PLEASE!!!

Monday, January 08, 2007


Finally my home PC is networked! BSNL 2Mb/s rocks!!

Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Happy New year!

No resolutions. No great targets. Generally shitting in my pants 'cos I don't seem to have a 'plan B' in life. Scary huh?

Got pumped in CAT! :(
Still no plan B!