Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Ekla Chalo Re...!!

A beautiful Bengali patriotic song written by Rabindranath Tagore... After a long time I heard this song in the movie 'Kahaani' sung by Amitabh Bachchan, great voice and loved the music! In case you want to sing with AB here are the lyrics in English and its translation by Rabindranath Tagore himself.

Jodi tor đak shune keu na ashe tôbe êkla chôlo re,
Êkla chôlo, êkla chôlo, êkla chôlo, êkla chôlo re.
Jodi keu kôtha na kôe, ore ore o ôbhaga,
Jodi shôbai thake mukh firaee shôbai kôre bhôe—
Tôbe pôran khule
O tui mukh fuţe tor moner kôtha êkla bôlo re.
Jodi shôbai fire jae, ore ore o ôbhaga,
Jodi gôhon pôthe jabar kale keu fire na chae—
Tôbe pôther kãţa
O tui rôktomakha chôrontôle êkla dôlo re.
Jodi alo na dhôre, ore ore o ôbhaga,
Jodi jhôŗ-badole ãdhar rate duar dêe ghôre—
Tôbe bojranôle
Apon buker pãjor jalie nie êkla jôlo re.

Translation into English by Rabindranath Tagore

If they answer not to thy call walk alone,
If they are afraid and cower mutely facing the wall,
O thou unlucky one,
open thy mind and speak out alone.
If they turn away, and desert you when crossing the wilderness,
O thou unlucky one,
trample the thorns under thy tread,
and along the blood-lined track travel alone.
If they do not hold up the light when the night is troubled with storm,
O thou unlucky one,
with the thunder flame of pain ignite thy own heart
and let it burn alone.

Monday, May 30, 2011

Human-Powered health!

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

getting inspired phase!!

Checkout this article… little different from the regular gyan on pretty much regular subject but I liked it anyway.... esp. points 8, 9, 10... 10th is something which I never did... but you know what it's never too late!! so will start working on it... then the 7th, something which I always strongly believed an expert should do it... but now it totally makes sense, will work on "doing it myself"...  also 4th... I have been trying hard to live simple... need to cut-out on junk food... Lately, I have been getting inspired by simple stuff... I call this "get inspired" phase (damn, this is a short-lived phase)... keeps happening once in a while ... and I get inspired by smallest of the things... I get inspired watching random videos, articles... and then there is this phase where I say.. heck who the hell cares... couple of things which inspired me lately...  (yeah, same link)   (see the video which plays on page load!)

Cycling (Credit goes to my real friends ;) ) - crossed 200km!

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Chrome Web Store

The Chrome Web Store is an online marketplace where you can discover
thousands of apps, extensions and themes for Google Chrome. Once
you’re in the store, you can search or browse through different
categories. Every item in the store has its own page, where you can
read and contribute reviews and ratings. If you use multiple
computers, synchronize your apps, extensions and theme across all your
computers with browser sync.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Virtual dive!!

Skydive anywhere in this world right from this Jap dudes play home!! They created a virtual room for skydiving using google earth, projector, fire extinguisher for clouds and few fans!!

Wednesday, September 01, 2010

Phone calls from Gmail

This is one feature most of you might be waiting for sometime now... I think it will take another decade before it comes to India but for now this news is for US & Canada gmail users... You can call any phone right from within Gmail. Dialing a phone number works just like a normal phone—just click “Call phone” at the top of your chat list, and dial a number or enter a contact’s name. At the moment, this feature is only for Gmail users in the U.S. Calls to the U.S. and Canada will be free for at least the rest of 2010, and calls to other countries will be billed at our very low rates.

Here is the international rate comparision chart:

Friday, August 20, 2010

Ronald Reagan > The Modern Little Red Hen

Once upon a time, there was a little red hen who scratched about the barnyard until she uncovered some grains of wheat. She called her neighbors and said, "If we plant this wheat, we shall have bread to eat. Who will help me to plant it?"

"Not I," said the cow.
"Not I," said the duck.
"Not I," said the pig.
"Not I," said the goose.

"Then I will," said the little red hen, and she did. The wheat grew tall and ripened into golden grain.
"Who will help me reap my wheat?" asked the little red hen.

"Not I," said the Duck.
"Out of my classification," said the pig.
"I'd lose my seniority," said the cow.
"I'd lose my unemployment compensation," said the goose.

"Then I will," said the little red hen, and she did.
At last it came time to bake the bread. "Who will help me bake the bread?" asked the little red hen.

"That would be overtime for me ," said the cow.
"I'd lose my welfare benefits," said the duck.
"I'm a dropout and never learned how," said the pig.
"If I'm to be the only helper, that's discrimination," said the goose.

"Then I will," said the little red hen. She baked five loaves and held them up for her neighbors to see.
They all wanted some - in fact demanded a share. But the little red hen said, "No, I can eat the five loaves myself."

"Excess profits!" yelled the cow.
"Capitalist leech!" cried the duck.
"I demand equal rights!" shouted the Goose.

The pig just grunted. Then they hurriedly painted "unfair" picket signs and marched around, shouting obscenities.

The government agent came and said to the little red hen, "You must not be greedy."

"But I earned the bread," said the little red hen.

"Exactly," said the agent. "That is the wonderful free-enterprise system. Anyone in the barnyard can earn as much as he wants. But, under government regulations, the productive workers must divide their product with the idle."

And they lived happily ever after. But the little red hen's neighbors wondered why she never again baked bread.