Song of the week #3: Socha Hai (ROCK ON !!)

Ohhhhhhh My god!

What a song. I couln’t stop my self to wake up from bed at around 11.44 PM and write this post. The song is awesome. Simply superb. Splendid. ……………………….!

Yes, I am talking about a super hit song in recent rocking album of Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy, Rock ON!!!. This is one of the songs that has attracted me very much in the recent times. I also have the strong belief that the movie will rock.

The song lyrics goes as below.

Aasma Hai Neela Kyun, Paani Geela Geela Kyun
Gol Kyun Hai Zameen, Silk Mein Hai Narmi Kyun
Aag Mein Hai Garmi Kyun, Do Aur Do Paanch Kyun Nahi

Pedd Ho Gaye Kum Kyun, Teen Hain Ye Mausam Kyun
Chaand Do Kyun Nahi, Duniya Mein Hai Jung Kyun
Behta Laal Rang Kyun, Sarhaden Hain Kyun Har Kahin
Socha Hai… Yeh Tumne Kya Kabhi
Socha Hai… Ki Hain Yeh Kya Sabhi
Socha Nahi To Socho Abhi…..

Behti Kyun Hai Har Nadi, Hoti Kya Hai Roshni
Barf Girti Hai Kyun, Dost Kyun Hain Roothte
Taare Kyun Hain Toot The, Baadlon Mein Bijli Hai Kyun
Socha Hai… Yeh Tumne Kya Kabhi
Socha Hai… Ki Hain Yeh Kya Sabhi
Socha Nahi To Socho Abhi

Sannata Sunai Nahin Deta, Aur Hawayen Dikhayi Nahin Deti
Socha Hai Kya Kabhi, Hota Hai Yeh Kyun…………

Aasma Hai Neela Kyun, Paani Geela Geela Kyun
Gol Kyun Hai Zameen, Silk Mein Hai Narmi Kyun
Aag Mein Hai Garmi Kyun, Do Aur Do Paanch Kyun Nahi

Pedd Ho Gaye Kum Kyun, Teen Hain Ye Mausam Kyun
Chaand Do Kyun Nahi, Duniya Mein Hai Jung Kyun
Behta Laal Rang Kyun, Sarhaden Hain Kyun Har Kahin
Socha Hai… Yeh Tumne Kya Kabhi
Socha Hai… Ki Hain Yeh Kya Sabhi
Socha Nahi To Socho Abhi…..

Socha Hai… Yeh Tumne Kya Kabhi
Socha Hai… Ki Hain Yeh Kya Sabhi
Socha Nahi To Socho Abhi…..

Song of the week #2: Madonna – 4 Minutes

Hi All,

Some time back i watched a Vodafone advertisement showcasing the Madonna‘s new album Hard Candy. The next moment i ran to my PC and downloaded this album. This album has a Duet song by Justin Timberlake and Madonna. This song also shows Timbaland as a rap singer in it. I heard/watched this song at least 50 times and I liked it.

Listen to the song here:

Download it here:

Click here (Right click and save as).

Check out the lyrics here:

My Lyrics Blog

The confidence – It really makes difference

Hi all,

The source of this post is the deep impression/influence that i have experienced, when i watched an interview by Aamir Khan in one of the programs in CNN IBN. The way, he expresses his confidence in any of the activities in his life impressed me deeply.

So here we go… In to the flash back of Aamir khan to prove that CNN IBN is correct in identifying him as one of the top innovative Indians.

Aamir- The Back ground

Aamir Khan in Fanaa Aamir Khan was born in Mumbai into a Muslim family that has been actively involved in the Indian film-industry. His roots are connected to the city of Herat in Afghanistan due to him being a descendant of Maulana Abul Kalam Azad. He is also a descendant of Late President of India Dr.Zakir Hussain and a second cousine of Former Chair Person of Rajya Sabha in Parliament Dr Nagma Hebdulla. His father Tahir Hussain is a producer; his uncle Nasir Hussain was a director. He has acted in a few films directed by his cousin Mansoor Khan. His brother Faisal Khan is an actor, and they have co-starred in Mela. His cousin Tariq was an actor in the 1970s who notably appeared in Yaadon Ki Baraat (Aamir played him as a child in the film) and Hum Kisi Se Kum Nahin.

My Favorite film’s of Aamir:

If i think back of all the movies of Aamir khan, i will sometimes question myself “Is there a movie by him which i don’t like?”. The answer is no. I almost like all of his movies (that i have seen). I started watching his movies right from my 11th standard. The first one that i have seen is “Jo Jeeta Wahi Sikandar”.

His latest movie Tare Zameen par is absolutely chance less. Aamir proved one more time that he is superb. Especially, the climax scene, i am sure almost every one who watched that movie would have been melted with immense sentiment.

To talk about the chubby star kid, Darsheel has stood on the pinnacle of bollywood some time back by getting filmfare award at the youngest age ever in Bollywood. The credit that made him stand competitive with all the Big *’s of bollywood (Shahrukh khan, Amitab etc.,) will definitely goes to the innovative director of that movie Aamir Khan.

What’s special about him:

The first point goes to his confidence. Seriously………. his confidence in signing a contract for a movie, which is fourth consequtive movie with the concept of Bhagat Singh proves that he is special. Well i am talking about the movie which i have seen 8 times, the movie which is the biggest blockbusters of bollywood, the movie which moved almost all youngsters…… ie., RANG DE BASANTHI. When asked the question “How did you sign the contract knowing that the concept sound’s similar to all other Bhagat singh movies..??, his answer goes as below…A) “Its so simple, i have confidence on my action as well as on the direction of Om prakash mehra. Only thing that we need to take care is not to let people know that the concept is about Bhagat singh (With a smile on the face)” .

The second one is his thinking. Insted of explaining much about this i would suggest everyone to watch the film Taare Zameen Par. This film is an indication of his intelligence and his innovative thinking. Recently, in one of his interviews in CNN IBN, when asked about his ambition, his reply goes as below.

“I would like to give people what they want,but still surprise them.”

Isn’t this an indication that he thinks different..??

The third one is his action. He fits very well to any of the characters like a Layman (Rangeela), Farmer (Lagaan), Army Chief (Mangal Pande), Very jovial teenager (Dil chahta hi), A college guy with a burning fire in himself (Rang de), An innovative teacher (Taare Zameen Par) and finally a patient with short term memory loss (Gajani).

I specially dedicate this post to this legend and lets wish Aamir, a very good luck in all his future endeavors.

A compliment:

Here goes the list of all the songs from Taare Zameen par. Download them ans enjoy listening.

Note: To download the song, right click on each link and click save as.

1 – Taare Zameen Par – Shankar Mahadevan, Dominique Cerejo, Vivienne Pocha

2 – Kholo Kholo – Raman Mahadevan

3 – Bum Bum Bole – Shaan, Aamir Khan

4 – Jame Raho – Vishaal Dadlani

5 – Maa – Shankar Mahadevan

6 – Bheja Kum – Shankar Mahadevan, Bugs Bhargava, Shankar Sachdev, Raaj Gopal Iyer

7 – Mera Jahan – Adnan Sami, Auriel Cordo, Ananya Wadkar

8 – Ishaan’s Theme – Loy Mendonsa, Shankar Mahadevan, Ehsaan Noorani

Cheers,

Durga prasad

Tracy Chapman – Fast Car

Disclaimer: If you don’t like Folk-Rock, this post is not for you.

Hi folks,

I have added one more disc/album in to my JukeBox. None other than “Fast Car”. This song has caught my attention, when i first listened to it. See the lyrics of it in my lyrics blog. You can even download it from the same location. Hope you will enjoy it.

The following is the small introduction about Tracy.

Tracy Chapman on the cover of her self-titled album Tracy Chapman (born March 30, 1964) is an African American singer-songwriter, best known for classic singles “Fast Car,” “Talkin’ Bout a Revolution,” and “Give Me One Reason.” Cleveland-born Chapman began playing guitar and writing songs as a child. She received a scholarship through Chance that allowed her to attend Wooster School in Connecticut, and was eventually accepted to Tufts University in Boston.

HP DV6000 series…….Review

Hi guys,

As usual, let me just start with the answer of the questions “Why, i had to look in to the details of DV6000?”. The answer is that, my cousin wanted to get a laptop from US and he asked me some suggestions on it. With the help of some of the known expert’s, i came to conclusion that HP is better than Sony Vaio. Well, the next step to find which model to buy. Somehow, after a very long search in web, i came to conclusion to suggest this model to my cousin.

And here goes the details/review of it………

? ? ? ? I know your question..!!!! “Are you eligible to give a review on this..??”

The answer is, “Yes, i am.” Because, i went to my friend with the same model and worked on it for some time. 🙂

Hewlett Packard is one of the most prominent manufacturers of notebook computers today, and any trip to Best Buy will make that abundantly clear. Well, as of this writing, one of the notebook PCs they have on sale right now at Best Buy is the HP Pavilion DV6000. My friend picked one up a couple months ago for $870. So, this is certainly an affordable notebook PC. So, how does it perform in everyday use? Let’s check it out.

First, The Specs

In my eyes, the DV6000 is proof that PCs are affordable as hell today. These specs compare quite favorably to my desktop, all in a sub $800 notebook.

  • Intel, dual core processor
  • 3GB DDR2 memory
  • 15.4″ WXGA High-Definition HP BrightView Widescreen Display (1280 x 800)
  • 256MB NVIDIA(R) GeForce(R) Go 7200
  • 250GB 5400RPM SATA Hard Drive
  • LightScribe SuperMulti 8X DVD+/-RW with Double Layer Support
  • 1.3 Megapixel Webcam with mic built into screen
  • Altec Lansing speakers built in
  • 3 USB ports, ExpressCard/54 Slot, Video Out, Integrated Consumer IR, 1 RJ-11, 1 RJ-45
  • Windows Vista Home Premium

Now, when you look at this unit on HP’s website, you will see there are different spec configurations for this model. The above happens to be what I have in the unit I am typing this review on.

Use in the Real World

Now, I am not and never have been a big benchmark guy. If you are into computer reviews that load you up with benchmark specs, go to another site. What I am interested in is real world use. I bought this notebook to get work done, not win any contests. So, how does it perform in that regard?

One of the things that sold me on this laptop was the screen. The screen is gorgeous. It is wonderfully bright and clear, and provides a respectable 1280×800 resolution in a widescreen format. Yes, there certainly are notebooks with higher resolution. It really comes down to preference. While other units may give you higher resolution, some may find it hard to read on small screens. For me, I thought 1280×800 was a good resolution to use for a 15.4″ screen. My only complaint with the screen is that the glare is really bad when trying to use the unit outside. It gets so bad that it’s more like looking in a mirror than into a computer screen. Inside, however, the screen is beautiful.

The fact that this unit uses AMD rather than Intel means that it generates more heat. Intel processors just seem to run cooler in notebook computers. All benchmarks aside (because I don’t care), the performance of this notebook is quite good. It actually opens many apps much faster than my desktop PC, which is using an Intel Pentium Core Duo. So, I have no complaints about speed, however, yes, it does generate some heat.

The built-in Altec Lansing speakers will certainly not compare to the larger speakers you would plug in externally, but they do generate a nice sound for the size. For multimedia use, the speakers will get the job done.

The DV6000 comes with a thin, little remote control for use in controlling HP’s multimedia player. HP is using a proprietary multimedia player for playing DVDs called QuickPlay. It ties in with the remote control as well as the QuickPlay buttons on top of the notebook. The player is decent, but many times I found myself simply wanting to use Windows Media Player rather than the QuickPlay popping up full screen. Also, the fact that it is tied into the QuickPlay buttons can be a little annoying at times. Several times I have rested my fingers on the top of the notebook and accidently pressed the DVD button and launched Quickplay. No matter what I’m doing, that interrupts the workflow badly.

For digital photography, I find the built-in card reader really convenient. Since my Canon camera uses SD cards, I can just pull the card out and plug it directly into the notebook to pull images onto the computer. This means I don’t have to track down the USB cable that came with the camera. Nice and easy.

But, It Uses Vista

Like almost every PC on the market today, this unit comes with Windows Vista. Now, on my desktop, I can rattle off a bunch of annoyances with Windows Vista. Many of us that follow technology all the time have many complaints about Vista, and I still stand by the fact that Vista was NOT ready for market upon it’s release. But, judging by the DV6000, Vista does seem to run better on completely proprietary machines. I do have occasional annoyances with Vista on the DV6000.. For example, sometimes it will lose it’s screen resolution settings when coming out of sleep mode. This is an issue with Vista and will be fixed. Other than that, though, Vista runs significantly better on this notebook machine than it does on my desktop. No complaints, really.

Like all pre-built computers, it comes with some pre-installed software. It comes with a 60-day trial installation of Office 2007. Since I don’t care to fork out several hundred dollars just for a ribbon interface, I opted to install OpenOffice, which gets me 95% there for free. The DV6000 comes with some other pre-installed crap, much of it I ended up removing from the computer.

Note to HP

I am pretty happy with the DV6000, but I need to mention a few annoyances for the benefit of HP. When I was at Gnomedex recently, HP was there and we had a lengthy discussion about notebook design. HP does indeed listen to feedback, so here is mine on the DV6000.

  • The QuickPlay buttons at the top are too easy to hit by accident, as I mentioned above. Some obvious way to control or disable those buttons would be nice.
  • We need some kind of anti-glare surface to the screen. It’s practically unusable in sunlight. I realize that the surface it does have plays a role in the crystal clear colors I see indoors, but something has to be done to make this thing more usable in sunlight.
  • AMD is good for economics, but it generates a lot more heat.

Conclusions

The HP Pavilion DV6000 is a really nice, solid notebook computer and you really can’t go wrong with this unit. The price tag makes it very affordable. The unit sports a nice, sleek design and good all-around performance. It also offers a solid balance of features which really makes this entertainment notebook usable as a desktop replacement. In fact, I enjoy it so much I find myself spending more time working on the DV6000 now than I do my main desktop computer.

So, despite a few annoyances, you really can’t go wrong with the DV6000 if you are looking for a solid, balanced work notebook without spending too much money.

Check out the following pics: