Sunday, 28 December 2008

Flow Charts :)



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Thursday, 27 November 2008

ROAD TO REVOLUTION: ARTIST DIRECT REVIEW


Linkin Park stay live. That's instantly apparent from the first distorted din to blast through the P.A. on the band's brand new live CD/DVD, Road to Revolution: Live at Milton Keynes. In fact, Road to Revolution is one of those rare live packages that works on every level. It captures Linkin Park's onstage intensity, and it sounds slick to boot. Culling a sublime set list from all three of their studio albums, Linkin Park definitely chose the right show to record. There's no shortage of hits, and the songs take on a new vibrancy that's sure to please longtime fans and draw in some newbies as well. All in all, it's a road well worth traveling with them.
Recorded during the band's June 29th appearance at Milton Keynes, Road to Revolution shows Linkin Park at their most fierce, fiery and furious. Kicking off the set with their first bona fide hit, "One Step Closer," vocalists Chester Bennington and Mike Shinoda instantly ignite the mosh pit. The song brandishes a much heavier edge live, and Bennington's voice swings like a guillotine from pristine to punishing. Linkin Park don't waste any time, and each song flows into the next, with "From the Inside" instantly tailing "One Step Closer." The heavier fare like "Given Up" and "No More Sorrow" crushes and soars as necessary. Electronic flourishes coat the jagged guitars live, and Linkin Park achieve arena rock perfection on "Lying from You."

The interplay between Shinoda and Bennington channels the classic dual harmonies of Layne Staley and Jerry Cantrell. However, both vocalists also possess a hip hop swagga, canvassing the stage like wolves on the hunt. That swag serves them well, when Jay-Z shows up for genre-bending live renditions of "Numb/Encore" and "Jigga What/Faint" from their boundary-breaking collaboration Collision Course album. With mash-ups via indie heroes like Girl Talk all the rage right now, it proves that Linkin Park and Jay-Z were (and still are) way ahead of their time.

The slower songs, "The Little Things Give You Away" and "Leave Out All The Rest," felt like a resurrection of U2's earlier melancholic pop stylings. However, the real standout is "Breaking the Habit." Chester's voice sounds stripped bare, but he pours a lot of heart into the track. Taking center stage over a dreamy piano melody, he guides the song to heights of rock ecstasy.

Road to Revolution is a live record packs the punch of a Linkin Park show, without the stench and sweat. On an eight-minute jam for "Bleed It Out" all hell breaks loose, and the song illuminates everything great about Linkin Park. Cranked up, these songs kill. Linkin Park deserve to continue their reign on the road and the charts.

- Rick Florino
11.24.08

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Tuesday, 11 November 2008

News regarding upcoming album - Mike, Linkin Park

Mike Shinoda / Blog

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Sunday, 2 November 2008

The Joker

Some of my favorite lines from The Dark Knight, by The JOKER (starring late Heath Ledger)







"Why so Serious ? Lets put a smile on that face !"










"I believe whatever doesn't kill you simply makes you, stranger."




"Madness is like Gravity ... All it needs is a lil' push !"












"Welcome to a world without rules."









"This is what happens when an unstoppable force meets an immovable object."






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Teenage Disillusionment

All my silly friends out there,
who are living in complete bliss.
Believe me life is unfair,
and soon you are going to find something amiss.

Are you all really that stupid?
To believe in fairy tale romances?
To believe you have been struck by cupid,
and fall pray to flirtatious advances??

However in love don't crush your dreams,
Don't let go of ur ambitious life,
Cuz later u wil kno it was 'infatuation' it seems,
and HELL who told u you'd be his wife?

Stop flaunting that colour red,
and quit floating on cloud nine.
Cuz later u will find ur soul dead,
and it will be the apocalypse of your sunshine.

Shun that feeling from grooming your cheeks,
that feeling which turns you scarlet pink.
Cuz recovering from the downfall will take you weeks,
And into depression you will helplessly sink.

I know that love in you is blaringly rife,
but don't let it get to your heart and head,
Trust me it will completely destroy your life,
leaving you transfixed, depressed and dead.

- Neha D'Souza














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Saturday, 1 November 2008

The Story of Stuff

Do check this out .....


Courtesy : Rohit Hegde

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A regular night ... sending off cousin ...


It was a regular night around 9:30 pm, well rather not just normal because I was on a 9 day vacation for Diwali and my cousin bro Kaushik had come in the evening because he was leaving for his hometown Ahemdabad for his convocation as he had become a graduate (B.Tech), and his train was scheduled for 10:45 pm yesterday night (31-10-2008). Now who on earth wouldn't be happy enough to attend this marvelous occasion which comes once in a lifetime ? Well rather he was cool with it, maybe because he was already doing well working for TCS and had future plans. After finishing dinner, I went to drop him off at the station, where there was a lot of hustle-bustle around ... well this is Mumbai after all. During our short journey in the ric from our place to the station and the wait for the train [well why were waiting rooms created if the trains come on time ? :)] we had a short chat, which I believe normally all people do in their
lives but this I felt something bit different.



That guy is one of the most respected guy in the family and probably in his school, college and at work. I just wonder how can people be as cheery and good all the time like him ! Well that won't work on a brute, heartless and terrific looking guy like me, would it ? Like all other do, there I was getting advice from him to study hard and well for a bright future, and with giggle that wasn't that obvious ? I was like, "Ya I know" kinda thing in my mind and what came out from my mouth frankly speaking was I had never done one very important thing in my life - Hardwork. Well apart from intelligence, sincerity and hardwork are the key factors necessary for successfully passing the hurdle of IIT-JEE and the rest of Life. Moreover, I'm not one of those good boy of the family nor the respected one among family members and friends, which added fuel to the fire of my problems. Our discussion regarding career went on, he explained to be confident enough and also have other options open if at all any tragedy occurs. Ya I understood by the way he said that even if hes thrown out of job now he still thinks of doing a M.Ba course or something and other job offers by quitting himself. Ya he had to agree that it was a bit of show off too ;)

This talk from career went on to being a good person, rather how we later agreed upon a right person that is. Well being practical is good, but that doesn't always work when it comes to family and friends you know ! Not being philosophic, but I always wondered why we ever lived ... well this is no new thing, but just for people who actually gave a thought over this fact. We are lucky, because till we earn, we have parents who give us food we want, all what we need, we enjoy our lives doing all sorts of shit ... playing, hanging out, dating, surfing the internet ... why even writing this blog ! There are people who don't care a thing about their parents and dear ones who give their lives for the happiness of the children, most of the youngsters doing crap as I said earlier, dating multiple people without no heart of relationship, nor having no sense of duty towards the nation ... and on the other hand there are beggars on the street, just living, No I will rather say existing for the sake of bread to fill the tummy, their only motive in life is just to add a few more minutes to it .... well what can I do .. I can't change the world you know by just sitting here on my laptop and typing this for you to see ... but who knows what next can happen ... I've never always been a spiritual man, but whenever I see such misery and poverty just anywhere on the streets like air, or the cries in the battlefield where many brave men give away their lives, it has always led me to question to God's purpose .....


'PPOOOMMM ......' shrieked the train as it came .... well that lazy guy took time going and getting 'settled' on his seat. Well its not everyone whos the most idiot of all the brothers and sisters of the family, and having your siblings and cousins doing well while you being the villain like in the movies ... well theres no other way to it, we've got our lives to discover, face, create and live .... whats right and wrong was already known, the main gamble was to do the right thing (whether others liked it or not) ... precisely when it comes to saving money for education and clearing debts laid by parents for the child's future then spending it on worthless things ... its not everyday you get such 'doses' you see :)



The Train began to move away, and as I waved Good Bye, my mind pondered on what all we spoke, especially those words that theres no sixth sense, we already know whats right and wrong ... its upto to us to do take the right decision and do the required stuff .... I was expected to grow bigger, not only by size and brains, but also by thinking, and with reducing the boiling point of my head and being more poliet :)

As I walked back, one thing which I already knew was polished in my mind - I have to become more stronger, not my muscles but by a person, one who is capable of clearing all hurdles of life, even if I have to fall many a times .... afterall like any warrior searching for justice, as a student and human I must give my best shot so that I have no regrets in the future, as that we all seek, and few of us ever find.




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Wednesday, 29 October 2008

Flight of Birds ....

A large flock of birds flying in the sky during one windy evening ... in Kota, Rajasthan, India


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Friday, 3 October 2008

The most viewed video ...

Well this one seems to be the most viewed video on Youtube ... as it says ....


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Saturday, 27 September 2008

Happy Birthday GOOGLE !


Yup thats right, Google turns 10 .. check out more at http://googleblog.blogspot.com

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Thursday, 25 September 2008

THE SCORPION


check it out: a sports car powered on gas and water, with 20-40% better fuel milage than gas powered cars, and nearly zero emissions. plus, it looks amazing.
from their website...


"Ronn Motor Company, Inc. (“Company” or “RMC”) is a publicly traded automotive design and manufacturing company formed to build premium, Eco friendly, handcrafted automobiles. Our initial project is called the SCORPION, a mid engine, hydrogen fuel injected hybrid, competing in the exotic car segment. It will feature the latest in engine technology from Acura®, utilizing the new aluminum and magnesium V-Tech, Type S V-6 motor. This engine produces nearly 300 horsepower stock and with our twin turbo option, over 450 horsepower. The Scorpion will feature our new and exclusive Hydrogen Fuel Injection (HFI) fuel delivery system. The system provides Hydrogen on demand, which is injected directly into the motor. This alternative fuel approach allows us to increase fuel mileage between 20-40 % and reduce CO2 emissions to nearly zero. We will use this automobile as an entry into the automotive market place, providing a platform for other emerging technologies, including Hydrogen fuel cells and electric plug-in hybrid cars. "

how do they do it? check out their website: http://www.ronnmotors.com/cms/#


Thanks Mike !


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OUR EARTH ...

Hey i found this pic while surfing the net ... looks great, one huge satellite image of our earth .. HUGE one i mean ;)


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Sunday, 31 August 2008

Linkin Park, the Beatles of today’s Generation

They have paid their dues….In a world of music we are rarely ever surrounded by bands that make such an impact. To many people worldwide the Beatles are regarded as the best rock band to ever grace our earth. In my opinion that isn’t quite true.

In a day and age of free downloading, file sharing, and mp3’s bands are stranding on the shelf waiting to be picked up. Selling albums nowadays is very hard to do, and unlike when the Beatles were selling out like crazy, bands nowadays are struggling to break the 500, 000 mark of gold status. But once in a generation there is resurgence and the music community is rocked to the core and has no choice but to stand up and take notice. Enter Linkin Park. The Nu-Metal turned Alternative rock band that exploded the very second they entered the new millennium. With only 3 albums under there belt, they have already sold over 50 million albums worldwide, 2 Grammy awards to call their own and 8 number 1 songs. With all 3 of their outstanding albums debuting at number 1 and first week sale numbers that match the Beatles how could you not be impressed. Chester Bennington (Lead Vocals, Songwriter), Mike Shinoda (Emcee, Vocals, Guitar, Keyboards and Songwriter), Brad Delson (Lead Guitar), Dave “Phoenix” Farrell (Bass Guitar) and Joe Hahn( Turntables and Programming) have all built themselves on hard work.

Incredible achievements to date – Linkin Park success came after being rejected numerous times on a record deal knocking on doors over a 3 year period (1996 -1999). They struggled to sign a record deal three times with Warner Bros. Records. It was such a low period for Linkin Park. They changed their band name initially from Xero, to Hybrid Theory, and finally to Linkin Park. Why Linkin Park? Well the story goes that, they wanted to change their name to Lincoln Park, a place in Santa Monica, CA but they needed a domain name for their web site and chose the name Linkin Park instead because it was readily available and cheap. Being determined and persistent, and after facing numerous rejections from several major record labels, Linkin Park turned to Jeff Blue for additional help who is now the vice president of Warner Bros. Records, helped the band sign a deal with the company in 1999. The band released their breakthrough album, Hybrid Theory, the following year. The rest is history.

Stepping out of the scene of another mediocre rock band, these men have focused there art on brilliant lyrics and innovative music videos that capture the eye and leave you dazzled. From starting off to humble beginnings to playing to a worldwide audience of sold out arenas averaging 50,000 fans Linkin Park has set themselves above all the rest… and maybe set themselves on a whole other level compared to the Beatles.


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Sunday, 20 July 2008

Prince of Persia E3 (2008)

Hey ! Prince of Persia E3 coming soon in 2008 !!! stay tuned !! by the time have a look at this Trailer

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Monday, 16 June 2008

Literary-Quotations.

Hey everyone this is one of my favorite sites ... well one of the 'top' ones :D ... quotation lovers will love it ... dam good collection of quotes from some of the best authors ... do check it out -

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Tuesday, 3 June 2008

Leave Out All The Rest ... is here !!!!

hey this is the Final single from Minutes To Midnight, Leave Out All The Rest .... Its out of the world !! Enjoy :)



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Wednesday, 28 May 2008

Gravity and Relativity :)

One of my favorite lines :) -

"Gravitation cannot be held responsible for people falling in Love .... How on Earth can you explain in terms of Chemistry and Physics so important a Biological phenomenon as first love ? Put your hand on a stove for a minute and it seems like an hour .... Sit with that special girl for an hour and it seems like a minute ..... That's Relativity. " :)

- Albert Einstein






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Sunday, 25 May 2008

LP - 2 Things .. M2M and HT

You've got to have a look !! Congrats Mike & LP !!! :)

two things .......



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Saturday, 3 May 2008

We Made It

Hey this is the Music Video of the New Track 'We Made It' by Busta Rhymes Featuring Linkin Park .. Enjoy !!! :)


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Monday, 14 April 2008

Adios !!!

Hey I'm Leaving for Kota, Rajasthan for further studies, ie IIT coaching for the next 2 years ... so won't blog for quiet some time now .... just wanted to say goodbye to all ... Sayonara everyone !! may the stars which is more than meets the eye watch over you !


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Wednesday, 9 April 2008

Facebook Page dedicated to Dr.APJ Abdul Kalam

Hey everyone as the title says, I've created a special page dedicated to one of the greatest men on earth, our one and only dear ex-president Dr.APJ Abdul Kalam. If you happen to be in Facebook and a person inspired by his tireless enthusiastic efforts, then do have a look and become a fan by clicking here




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Tuesday, 8 April 2008

All Famous Men ....

This is a cool pic .. All Famous Men in one photograph ..... :) excellent photoshop work ...


Well how many of them can you recognize ? :)
(Click on the pic to enlarge)



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Friday, 4 April 2008

Projekt Revolution 2008

Projekt Revolution is finally about to come ... be sure to read this







Projekt Revolution 2008 Trailer



Also check out the LPN widget (see bottom of the page) for further announcement.
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Thursday, 3 April 2008

Prince of Persia with Linkin Park : Pushing Me Away

This is one of my most favorite video that I found on the net, so decided to share it with all of you guys. The track is of the world famous band Linkin Park, titled 'Pushes Me Away' (one of my fav. songs) while the video is from the world famous and one of the best games made ever, Prince of Persia Triology. Simply loved this video,not only because POP is my most fav game and I'm a hardcore LP fan, but the song perfectly suits the situation and life of the prince in the game. A must watch for all LP and POP lovers.



Artist : Linkin Park
Track : Pushing Me Away.
Album:Hybrid Theory.
Video :Prince of Persia (Warrior Within and The Two Thrones)
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Speech by the Great Swami Vivekananda

This is the famous speech delivered by Swami Vivekananda, in the World's Parliament of Religions in connection with the World's Fair in Chicago,in 1893





Why we Disagree ?? (another speech)


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Some Satellite Images by Hubble

The Orion Nebula


The Southern Ring Nebula (NGC 3132)


The Tadpole Galaxy (UGC 10214)


The Whirlpool Galaxy (M51) and Companion Galaxy


The Crab Nebula


The Ghost-Head Nebula (NGC 2080)


The Horsehead Nebula


The Little Ghost Nebula (NGC 6369)


Starburst Galaxy M82


Stellar Spire in the Eagle Nebula


The Cat's Eye Nebula


The Cat's Eye Nebula (NGC 6543)


The Cone Nebula (NGC 2264)


Myriad Galaxies in Hubble's Deep Field Image


N30B A Nebula Within A Nebula


Rainbow Image of the Egg Nebula


Reflection Nebula NGC 1999


Scattered Light from the Boomerang Nebula


Gaseous Streamers Flutter From A Group of Stars


Heart of the Whirlpool Galaxy (M51)


Iridescent Glory of the Helix Nebula


Lined-Up Galaxy Pair NGC 3314


Massive Infant Stars Carve Holes


Center of the Omega Nebula (M17)


Close-Up of M27, the Dumbbell Nebula


Colliding Galaxies Leave a Trail of Stars (NGC 4676)


Double Clusters of Stars (NGC 1850)


Galaxy Cluster Abell 1689'


A Bow Shock in the Orion Nebula


A Gravitationally Lensed Quasar


Bok Globules in the Milky Way


Bright Stars Ring Core of Galaxy NGC 4314


Carina Nebula

Courtesy -hubblesite.org

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