Friday, 29 April 2011

The Dark Knight first rises in India

That's right!

YESSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! \m/
Looks like finally my (our) country is getting the attention she deserves!! Gary Oldman in an interview stated no one can top The Dark Knight, but Nolan can... \m/

The Dark Knight Rises is no doubt gonna be great, and now looking at this brings much more happiness!! 

  Mehrangarh Fort, Jodhpur where the shooting is going to begin on May 6th.

source: and TOI

thanks to Mind U Read for the heads up!

The film is scheduled to be released on 20th July 2012.

Can't wait! How many Batman/Nolan fans out there? Excited?


Sunday, 24 April 2011

Is Internet doing just what its supposed to?

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Barah Baj Gaye! (It's 12 o'clock!)

"Its easy to joke on a Sardar, but It's too difficult to be a Sardar"

I was standing at Jalandhar station when my attention went towards a Sikh youth standing near me wearing a Black turban having a long beard and wearing a kirpan over his shirt.

After a while, one local train arrived, which was totally packed. The Sikh youth tried to alight the train but failed to do so. Just then a voice was heard from the back coach 'Sardarji Barah Baj gaye' (Sir it's 12 o'clock!)

The Sikh youth looked over at that voice maker who was a young Mischievous type of person and instead of showing any anger made a smile towards him.

The smile made was so enigmatic that it seemed as if some type of truth lies behind it. Not able to resist my temptation, I walked towards him and asked why did he smile at that person who teased him.

The Sikh youth replied, 'He was not teasing me but was asking for my Help'. I was surprised with these words and he told me that there was a big history behind that which one should know. I was eager to know the History and the Sikh youth narrated:

During 17th Century, when Hindustan was ruled by Mughals, all the Hindu people were humiliated and were treated like animals. Mughals treated the Hindu women as there own property and were forcing all Hindus to accept Islam and even used to kill the people if they were refusing to accept.That time, our ninth Guru, Sri Guru Teg Bahadarji came forward, in response to a request of some Kashmir Pandits to fight against all these cruel activities.

Guruji told the Mughal emperor that if he could succeed in converting him to Islam, all the Hindus would accept the same. But, if he failed, he should stop all those activities. The Mughal emperor happily agreed to that but even after lots of torture to Guruji and his fellow members he failed to convert him to Islam and Guruji along with his other four fellow members, were tortured and sacrificed their lives in Chandni Chowk. Since the Mughals were unable to convert them to Islam they were assassinated.

Thus Guruji sacrificed his life for the protection of Hindu religion.

Can anybody lay down his life and that too for the protection of another religion?
This is the reason he is still remembered as "Hind Ki Chaddar", shield of India. For the sake of whom he had sacrificed his life, none of them came forward to lift his body, fearing that they would also be assassinated.

Seeing this incident our 10th Guruji, Sri Guru Gobind Singhji (Son of Guru Teg Bahadarji) founder of khalsa made a resolution that he would convert his followers to such human beings who would not be able to hide themselves and could be easily located in thousands. At the start, the Sikhs were very few in numbers as they were fighting against the Mughal emperors. At that time, Nadir Shah raided Delhi in the year 1739 and looted Hindustan and was carrying lot of Hindustan treasures and nearly 2200 Hindu women along with him. The news spread like a fire and was heard by Sardar Jassa Singh who was the Commander of the Sikh army at that time. He decided to attack Nadir Shah's Kafila on the same midnight. He did so and rescued all the Hindu women and they were safely sent to their homes.

It didn't happen only once but thereafter whenever any Abdaalis or Iranis had attacked and looted Hindustan and were trying to carry the treasures and Hindu women along with them for selling them in Abdal markets, the Sikh army although fewer in numbers but were brave hearted and attacked them at midnight, 12 O'clock and rescued women.

After that time when there occurred a similar incidence, people started to contact the Sikh army for their help and Sikhs used to attack the raider's at Midnight, 12 O'clock. Nowadays, these "smart people" and some Sikh enemies who are afraid of Sikhs, have spread these words that at 12 O'clock, the Sikhs go out of their senses. This historic fact was the reason which made me smile over that person as I thought that his Mother or Sister would be in trouble and wants my help and was reminding me by saying off 'Sardarji Barah Baj Gaye'.

 Wonderful isn't it? Fracas among our own people?

Courtesy of my pop and cousin via which I came across this.


Saturday, 16 April 2011

Happy Birthday Chappy

Charlie Chaplin's 122nd birthday today. The legacy of the comedian and a true genius from that movie era continues to live on and make anyone laugh holding their stomachs like a kid.

... well mostly.


Friday, 15 April 2011


.. years ago when it happened. First time I saw.... HER

When years are passing by like days,
and in my hand your hand is placed,
that beautiful smile crosses your face,
a simple touch can still make my heart race.
It all stared with two best friends, a beauty and a fool,
I love you as much now as I ever did before,
this love is not a transient feeling based on a mood,
a feeling of connection we chose to explore.

I don't know what it is that you saw in me,
what I saw in you was that bliss can ever be,
even more so on the day when you and I became "We",

Have a long way to go, so much to achieve and abundant to see,
I can still smile and say with love and truth baby, 
I love you... Happy Anniversary. 
 P.S. Pardon my sense of unromantic-ness and all for its been a very dam long time since I've written anything, courtesy of current on-going situation, technology and engineering.


Saturday, 2 April 2011

10 Bands Shaping The Post-Nirvana Era

Well written! again one cannot write everything in one place but well done! should provide good insight to the coming folks


Ten Bands That Shook The World

Incomplete but good list and well written justifies some of these great music legends