Kismet Konnection

'Yes Boss' is one of my favorite movies and so is 'Chaltae Chaltae'; Both of them are quite typical love stories told in not so typical way. Latest movie by Aziz Mirza is yet another such movie. One you'd want to see again and again. Nothing great about story, characters, not even Shahid, Vidya and Juhi but just the combination is just sweetest of the love stories. A 'must see' recommendation from me. Don't be too critical of Vidya Balan, she looks absolute lovely girl next door she portrays in the movie. Yes Shahid is ultra delicious chocolate boy next door. This kid is GOOD in ALL departments, looks, screen presence, dialog delivery, twinkle in eyes, restraint and yes, acting genes from his dad are really superb. My joke is Shahid is Shahrukh + ultra chocolate looks + Acting .. deadly combination .. it also seems some of Shahrukh's good luck has rubbed off on Shahid too :) More power to you Shahid.
check out this song
Bakhuda... tumhi ho, Har jagah, tumhi ho...
haan main dekhun jahaan jab... uss jagah... tumhi ho... ye jahaan... tumhi ho, wo jahaan... tumhi ho...
iss zameen se falak ke... darmiyaan... tumhi ho...
tum hi ho... beshubaa.... tum hi ho...
kaise bataayein tumhe... aur kis tarah ... ye... kitna tumhe hum, chahte hain...
sayaan bhi tera dikhe... to paas jake... uss mein simat hum jaate hain...
raasta... tumhi ho, rehnuma... tumhi ho...
jiski khwaahish hai humko... wo panaah tumhi ho...
tum hi ho... beshubaa.... tum hi ho...
tumhi ye saanson mein... tumhi jazbaaton mein... tumhi lamhaaton mein... tumhi din raaton mein...
kaise bataayein tumhe... shabb mein tumhaare... khwaab haseen jo aate hain...
kaise bataayein tumhe...lafz wo saare... jism ko jo mehkaate hain...
iftidaar... tumhi ho, intehaan... tum hi ho...
tum ho jeene ka maqsad... aur wajah tumhi ho...
Bakhuda... tumhi ho,
Har jagah, tumhi ho... haan main dekhun jahaan jab...
uss jagah... tumhi ho... ye jahaan... tumhi ho, wo jahaan... tumhi ho...
iss zameen se falak ke...darmiyaan... tumhi ho...
tum hi ho... beshubaa....tum hi ho...
tum hi ho.... mujhmein haan tum hi ho.... tum hi ho....tum hi...

Crude Oil Eyewash?

Well, Here is an interesting statistics which I understand are from Bank of Kuwait as per
Can some one make me understand that why is that if cost of producing Oil is so less then why price of crude oil is upwards of $125? Well it did tumble nearly $16 over a week. I am sure it will tumble to $100 soon.
My thinking is that it will remain there for a long time with the push and pull logic whatever it is. One thing is sure that there is indeed no basis for such a price rise except mere speculation. I do understand that [ am i wrong? check Opec site] that there are indeed known reserves of oil to last this planet for another half century. Newer oil fields are discovered on daily basis sometimes even couple of billion barrels!
Thus ladies and gentlemen, I would like to question raising of the crude prices to three times within a year and putting economies of many countries in jeopardy as some sort of conspiracy!! ;) :D


A company that will go to the ends of the earth for its people
will find it can hire them for about 10% of the cost of Americans

Having seen so much life in my lifetime, very few things surprise me but I saw this news item and just the picture made me skip a heart beat and feeling breathless!
Around two-inch wide and five-feet-long iron rod pierced through 23-year-old Supratim Dutta’s body and remained embedded for 90 minutes but he survived and recovering at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS).
The rod entered Dutta's body from the front on Saturday when his car rammed into a construction site on Mehrauli-Gurgaon road.
It remained embedded for one-and-a-half hours before he was taken to AIIMS.
A meticulous surgery was carried out on the HCL executive as a result of whom he is surviving.
"When he was brought to the hospital, we saw that an angle (rod) had pierced through the upper part of his abdomen and had come out of the thorax (chest) on the left side of the body," said Dr M C Misra, head of the department, Trauma Centre, AIIMS.
Even in that condition, he gathered strength to call up his family and friends for help.
"Locals had gathered by that time and managed to cut the angle and rushed him to the trauma centre," said one of Dutta's friends.
"When he was brought here, we saw that the rod had missed his vital parts, like the kidney and the heart," said Dr Biplab Misra, another surgeon who was a part of the team that conducted the surgery. Misra said this was the main reason for Dutta's survival too.
Another reason for Dutta's survival is that the rod was not extricated from his body.
"When the rod passes through the body, important blood vessels get punctured and the rod itself seals them. It is like a nail stuck in a tyre. If it is taken out, the tyre gets punctured. Till it is in, the tyre remains blown up. The same happened when the angle pierced through his blood vessels," said another doctor who did not want to be identified.
"Had anybody tried to take that rod out, Dutta would have suffered immense blood loss, leading to his death. But luckily he was brought with the angle in," Dr Misra said.
A team of anesthetists, trauma centre specialists and surgeons and workers from the blood bank struggled for nearly six hours and contributed to his survival.
"Several of his organs, including stomach and spleen, had been damaged when he was brought in. It is one of the rare surgeries. We had to be careful as one wrong move would have cost the life of the patient," said Dr Misra.
Dutta's condition is now stable and he will lead a normal life, said Dr Misra.

Well, My faith in someone really up there has increased. Also, some learning - Use presence of mind. Human body is pretty strong, more than body its our mind which needs training. I remember reading somewhere, the usual reasons of death in accidents or even bullet wounds is not the wound but loss of blood and shock. If one can contain that, you can bear almost anything.
Before closing, good luck and best wishes to Supratim Dutta. I guess I don't need to say God bless, He is indeed blessed but still God Bless!

Are you more knowledgeable than Dr Kalam, Mr Karat?

ah well, no I am NOT aligning myself to left right or center! Just a thought cropped my mind and I wrote this blog. The political drama or should I say circus happening in media amuses me no end. The million dollar or rather billion dollar Question is about the nuclear deal with US. Is it in national interest or not? Here is what Dr Kalam says,
The Hindu Friday, Jun 27, 2008
Bangalore: The former President, A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, on Thursday favoured India signing the nuclear deal with the U.S., saying that it would benefit the country which needs uranium supplies till thorium reactors are ready.
Mr. Kalam, speaking on the sidelines of the International Conference on Aerospace Science and Technology organised by the National Space Laboratories to mark the institute’s golden jubilee celebration, said “the pact will help us.” — PTI

Ahem... I guess most of the world knows Dr Kalam's credentials to speak on the subject matter, and I will surely take his word on this.
Mr Karat, Gen Secy of CPI(M) who seems to speak for the entire left does not accept or not even really care what Dr Kalam says. Actually it seems to me, He (and the left) are not really even bothered about the treaty, their problem is that its with US and not China!! BJP and rest of opposition is just too happy with left abandoning the govt and asking for blood. Their only objective seems bringing down the government by hook or crook!
National Interest, wotz that??? whatever it is, surely can't be mixed with politics :)

Women in religious office

First and foremost, I'd like to clarify that I am not intending on showing any religion in bad light instead only put forth my personal view on this particular matter of current news.
Vatican says Anglican church's plan for women bishops 'a step backwards'
Indian City Opens Doorway to Female Hindu Priests
I surely don't like the idea of allowing only 'Male' human to take up clergy position. In this 21st century I think Vatican is being completely backward in not recognizing rights of all humans irrespective of their gender or choices. Why are women second class citizen of religion? I wonder why billion people who are Roman Catholic Christians not question this! I am happy that Hinduism has take step in right direction or rather realized that there is no hierarchy in faith! Hinduism has acceptance for everyone irrespective of gender or choices. I wish I could find more information on reasons why Vatican is so much against women bishops ( and I am assuming here it includes even priesthood). I am also looking for reasons why in catholics Priest cannot marry.
This is very similar to an intriguing fact that United states of America gained its independence in 1776 but women's suffrage happened nearly century and half later in 1920! I noted following interesting information from wikipedia
Women's suffrage denied or conditioned
* Brunei — Women (and men) have been denied the right to vote or to stand for election since 1962.[18]
* Lebanon — Partial suffrage. Proof of elementary education is required for women but not for men. Voting is compulsory for men but optional for women.
* Saudi Arabia — No suffrage for women. The first local elections ever held in the country occurred in 2005. Women were not given the right to vote or to stand for election.
* United Arab Emirates — Limited, but will be fully expanded by 2010.
* Vatican City — No suffrage for women; while most men in the Vatican also lack the vote, all persons with suffrage in Papal conclaves (the Cardinals) are male.
Isn't it interesting that Vatican is grouped with Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates? :)

Meaning of success

“To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; to appreciate beauty, to find the best in others; to leave the world a little better; whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition; to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived.

This is the meaning of success.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson

I saw this on Big B's blog and remembered that I had posted the same in my blog also probably a year or more back. My mind started a status inquiry, have I been successful? Here is the dissection:
  • To laugh often and much; ---> Yes I do that often and make efforts to keep humor in my life, my thought is Life is fatal, no point being serious about it :)
  • to win the respect of intelligent people ---> My work helps me here, I try to keep my curiosity and hard work in sync, I thank God that He has given me enough IQ as well to gain decent respect from intelligent people; surely its visible in their eyes when I am able to add value to our conversations
  • and the affection of children; ---> basic courtesy and ample attention is all what is required to gain affection of children, even though I am child-less, I have understood this from my interactions with children
  • to earn the appreciation of honest critics ---> Again my work helps here, no one signs on the dotted lines and pays top dollars for my creative solutions without 'critical appreciation' :)
  • and endure the betrayal of false friends; ---> ah well, this is touche' ..all I can say is yes, I barely managed to 'endure' .. yes it took all my energy and life spirit to come out of betrayal of friends who claimed to be true friends but weren't
  • to appreciate beauty, to find the best in others; ---> doesn't come natural but I indeed make efforts to see good part of others and turn blind eye to bad part ... another saying comes to mind... love like you've never been hurt ... tough but my conscience says thats the way girl!
  • to leave the world a little better; whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition; to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. ---> Yes indeed ... this is indeed work in progress... believe me, nothing brings more peace to heart than to know that one life has breathed easier because you've done something
*smiles* *smiles* yes, indeed I am a successful woman! I surely have no regrets and also no wants no asks, even if I breathe my last just this moment. :-)