Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Quote Unquote - II

  • When the eagles are silent, the parrots begin to jabber -- Winston Churchill
  • Stone age didn’t end because we ran out of stones -- Ahmed Zaki Yamani
  • The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing -- Edmund Burke
  • A country is known by the proverbs it keeps -- Anonymous
  • I have been driven many times to my knees by the overwhelming conviction that I had nowhere else to go -- Abraham Lincoln
  • Indecency, vulgarity, obscenity are strictly confined to man; he invented them. Among the higher animals there is no trace of them -- Mark Twain
  • The worst loneliness is not to be comfortable with yourself -- Mark Twain
  • Man's greatest blunder has been in trying to make peace with the skies instead of making peace with his neighbors -- Elbert Hubbard
  • Most people have no knowledge of their history. They only live it. -- Bhishm Sahani
  • A person's maturity consists in having found again the seriousness one had as a child, at play. -- Friedrich Nietzsche

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Well Done Major Khan (55-word Fiction)


"Well Done Major Khan, that was a brave show", said Brigadier Singh, "But you look upset".
"Nothing, Sir".
"One of the enemy soldiers killed was his cousin", explained Colonel Khanna.
"Uncle had migrated during 1947, father chose not to".
"Jai Hind, Sir".
"Jai Hind, Dismissed".

Thursday, November 19, 2009


बोहोत कुछ युं ही केह जाती है आंखे लेकिन,
निभाई दिल से दोस्ती तुम्हारी आंखों ने ।
मै सोचता हूं तुम्हारी सीरत के बारे में,
नेकी इतनी दिखा दि तुम्हारी आंखों ने ।
एक हसीन चीज खुशी होती है जिंदगी भर की,
क्यूं कहा जाता है, जताया तुम्हारी आंखों ने ।
- खलील सावंत

Eyes generally say a lot about a person,
Not to betray your heart, your eyes though, chose.
I think about your good character,
Goodness, so much your eyes have shown.
A thing oof beauty is a joy forever,
Why it is said, your eyes have made me realise.
- Khalil Sawant

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Rozaa (55 Word Non-Fiction)

Disclaimer : The following post contains Explicit Language. Reader's Discretion advised.

"Main Kya Idhar B**C** Baitthaa Hun Tera Sun Ke Leney Ke Liye", said one.
"Bh***D**, M**C**giri Tuney Chaloo Ki Thi", replied the other
I finally couldnt take it anymore.
I got up to the window and had a nice look down at both of them.
"Ek Meharbaanee Kariye", I shouted. "Kal Se Rozaa Mat Rakhnaa"

Saturday, October 10, 2009


लगता है डर सच से, लोगों को इसलिये,
उनको भी शायद उसकी अजमत पे यकीं होगा ।
- खलील सावंत

Truth is feared, by people because,
they too perhaps trust its strength.
- Khalil Sawant

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Conflict of Interest

Humans are in a fundamental conflict of interest

It is required for them for their daily food that they sell themselves (as we call it)
It necessitates for every individual, the need for showing how he/she is good with what he/she is
Gradually this even takes/took the help of falsehood

It is required for them to maintain peace with each other, for a successful society in general
It necessitates the need for humbleness and mutual respect, lessening of the importance of how good you are, for bragging (honest or otherwise) and peace with others cannot go hand in hand

Humans are in a fundamental conflict of interest

Friday, July 10, 2009

On Krishna and Achilles

Was watching Troy yesterday on HBO
Achilles killed by his heel
One more person died similarly, Krishna, an arrow through his foot
Then something struck me
Achilles and the Trojan war was around 12-11 century BC
Krishna and the Mahabharata was around 11-10 century BC

Two legends, two historical wars, two similar deaths, nearly the same time
The connection ends there :)

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Hariyanvi Mehta

Had known a guy, junior in college for some time now, around 10 months now, is a Mehta.
Came to know that he is a Hariyanvi from around Sirsa.
Weird, I thought Mehtas were supposed to be only Gujaratis.
Anyways :)

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

On Politicians and Religion

Came to know from across here
YS Raj Shekhar Reddy, the current chief minister of Andhra Pradesh is Christian, not that it matters
And Narendra Modi, like Atal Bihari Vaajpey is unmarried.

Saturday, May 23, 2009

My Invented Proverbs - Part IV

  • True randomness is one whose long term statistical properties are also truly random
  • Excessive Theoretical Idealism causes Hypocritical Reality
  • People in general are in a Grand Illusion of False Dichotomies
  • If 9 people out of 10 do something, it does not mean it is right, it only means it is popular
  • Error by consensus is better than error by directive
  • Humans are meta-hypocrites, they would be hypocritical, without allowing others the same freedom, thus being hypocritical about hypocrisy
  • Just because I do not know the solution, does not make your solution right
  • There are only two types of people in the world, those who value other people's life and those who dont. There are is no third types.
  • People who do not support democracy, generally, have never been nor would like to be, on the receiving end of what they support
  • If there is something worse than Blind Hatred, it is the supreme confidence in the theory that the Hatred is not Blind in the first place

Thursday, April 16, 2009


"Yaar tu naa roz daud lagaane jaayaa kar, sehat ban jayegee isse", said he.
"Theek hai, dekhtey hai, ghar jaaoongaa to appetite waise hee sudhar jahyegaa", I replied.
"Daud lagaa lenaa"
"Kahaan lagaaoon, jagah nahee hai ghar ke paas daud lagaaney ke liye, park ya kuchchh bhee, chalney kee aadat hai, lekin daud nahee lagaa saktaa"
"Arey Bambai mein to waise hee sab log jaldi mein hotey hai"
"Bambai mein log bhagtey bohot hai, legin daud nahee lagaa saktey"

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Water Marking my Photos

Learned a simple thing today
Water-Marking my photos, I put up on Flickr
Since I use Linux, had to find some way to do it in GIMP