Archive for June, 2010

A new face of clouds

Posted: June 30, 2010 in Random thoughts

It was warm inside; sort of getting unbearable to stay in any longer so I let myself out to take in a breath of fresh air, but the atmosphere outside was even more unpleasant.

I moved my head up as if to find the reason of this bitter weather and noticed that some gloomy grayish-white clouds have seized the bright sky. The sight rather seemed suffocating; hardly visible blissful sky was doing every effort to dodge the clouds and run away.
But the grey toxic clouds had a firm grip on the sky with its clutching hands and did not let the sky alone even for a minute.

Witnessing all this the suffocation inside me was reaching its height but I did not move and kept standing there for some time in doubt, I could not go back in that insufferably warm room and I cannot witness this scene anymore where the poor sky was at the mercy of lethal clouds.
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by Jaun Eliya

Posted: June 30, 2010 in Poetry, Urdu
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Red or Blue?

Posted: June 29, 2010 in Movies, Quotes and Excerpts
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The Matrix is one of my favourite movies, full of action, awesome animation, gorgeous costumes, sci-fi scenes, meaningful dialogues, impressive characters and what not!

But the mere reason of writing about it is one of the scenes from the first part of The Matrix.
The scene in which the hero of the movie, Neo has a conversation with the rather mysterious character Morpheus, who explains that what Neo has always perceived as “reality,” including his home, his friends, his job, and his entire existence in 20th century America, is actually a simulation caused by a race of computers that has taken over earth long ago and has enslaved human beings.

To be precise he explains Reality in these words:
“If real is what you can feel, smell, taste and see, the ‘real’ is simply electrical signals interpreted by your brain.”

Our brains, according to Morpheus, are simply kept alive in a fantasy world so that we can provide electricity to the machines. But a few individuals are occasionally able to disconnect themselves from this matrix of fantasy and regain control of their body, thus combating a desperate battle for supremacy on the planet.
The Matrix is a film filled with religious notions and philosophical symbolism besides action and some marvelous animation.

The Scene-

When Morpheus and Neo meet, Morpheus offers Neo two pills. The red pill will answer the question “what is the Matrix?” (by removing him from it) and the blue pill simply for life to carry on as before. As Neo reaches for the red pill Morpheus warns Neo “Remember, all I’m offering is the truth. Nothing more.”

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Recommended by my brother, I watched this movie called, ‘How to Train Your Dragon’ and truly enjoyed every minute of it. Just loved the animation, the characters, dialogues and above all just adore Toothless (that adorable dragon).

It is a story of vikings living on a small island and dealing with constant dragons attacks.
Hiccup, hero of the story is a Viking teenager who is not as tough and does not have a strong-built like his fellow-men so his father does not allow him to enter into the battlefield.
The rest of the story is about how he proves himself to be strong not in physique but in mind.
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things they don't teach us

“I’ve been making a list of the things they don’t teach you at school.


  • They don’t teach you how to love somebody.
  • They don’t teach you how to be famous.
  • They don’t teach you how to be rich or how to be poor.
  • They don’t teach you how to walk away from someone you don’t love any longer.
  • They don’t teach you how to know what’s going on in someone else’s mind.
  • They don’t teach you what to say to someone who’s dying.
  • They don’t teach you anything worth knowing!”



– Neil Gaiman

Animal Instinct

Posted: June 29, 2010 in Songs and Lyrics
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Suddenly something has happened to me
As I was having my cup of tea

Suddenly I was feeling depressed
I was utterly and totally stressed
Do you know you made me cry
Do you know you made me die

And the thing that gets to me
Is you’ll never really see
And the thing that freaks me out
Is I’ll always be in doubt

It is a lovely thing that we have
It is a lovely thing that we
It is a lovely thing, the animal
The animal instinct

So take my hands and come with me
We will change reality
So take my hands and we will pray
They won’t take you away
They will never make me cry, no
They will never make me die

And the thing that gets to me
Is you’ll never really see
And the thing that freaks me out
Is I’ll always be in doubt

The animal, the animal, the animal instinct in me
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It’s the animal, the animal, the animal instinct in me

No one else but You !

Posted: June 28, 2010 in Songs and Lyrics



I am unwritten,
can’t read my mind,
I’m undefined



I’m just beginning,
the pen’s in my hand,
ending unplanned ..


Staring at the blank page before you
Open up the dirty window
Let the sun illuminate the words that you could not find



Reaching for something in the distance
So close you can almost taste it
Release your inhibitions
Feel the rain on your skin..


No one else can feel it for you
Only you can let it in
No one else, no one else
Can speak the words on your lips



Drench yourself in words unspoken



Live your life with arms wide open



Today is where your book begins



The rest is still unwritten ..



Song –

Song facts-

“Zombie” is a protest song by the Irish band The Cranberries from the 1994 album No Need to Argue. The song, which laments The Troubles in Northern Ireland was inspired by the IRA bombing in Warrington, Cheshire in 1993. Two children, Jonathan Ball and Tim Parry, were killed. The IRA (The Irish Republican Army) is a militant group determined to remove British troops from Northern Ireland.
Lead singer Dolores O’Riordan claimed that “Zombie” speaks about “The Irish fight for independence that seems to last forever.” The lyrics even say, “It’s the same old theme since 1916.”

Lyrics-

Another head hangs lowly,
Child is slowly taken.
And the violence caused such silence,
Who are we mistaken?But you see, it’s not me, it’s not my family.
In your head, in your head they are fighting,
With their tanks and their bombs,
And their bombs and their guns.
In your head, in your head, they are crying…

In your head, in your head,
Zombie, zombie, zombie,
Hey, hey, hey. What’s in your head,
In your head,
Zombie, zombie, zombie?
Hey, hey, hey, dou, dou, dou, dou…

Another mother’s breaking’,
Heart is taking over.
When the violence causes silence,
We must be mistaken.

It’s the same old theme since nineteen-sixteen.
In your head, in your head they’re still fighting,
With their tanks and their bombs,
And their bombs and their guns.
In your head, in your head, they are dying…

In your head, in your head,
Zombie, zombie, zombie,
Hey, hey, hey. What’s in your head,
In your head,
Zombie, zombie, zombie?

Quelqu’un M’a Dit

Posted: June 28, 2010 in Songs and Lyrics


[French]
Quelqu’un M’a Dit


On me dit que nos vies ne valent pas grand chose,
Elles passent en un instant comme fanent les roses.
On me dit que le temps qui glisse est un salaud
que de nos chagrins il s’en fait des manteaux
pourtant quelqu’un m’a dit…

Que tu m’aimais encore,
C’est quelqu’un qui m’a dit que tu m’aimais encore.
Serais ce possible alors ?

On me dit que le destin se moque bien de nous
Qu’il ne nous donne rien et qu’il nous promet tout
Parais qu’le bonheur est à portée de main,
Alors on tend la main et on se retrouve fou
Pourtant quelqu’un m’a dit …

Mais qui est ce qui m’a dit que toujours tu m’aimais?
Je ne me souviens plus c’était tard dans la nuit,
J’entend encore la voix, mais je ne vois plus les traits
“Il vous aime, c’est secret, lui dites pas que j’vous l’ai dit”
Tu vois quelqu’un m’a dit…

Que tu m’aimais encore, me l’a t’on vraiment dit…
Que tu m’aimais encore, serais ce possible alors ?


[English]
Quelqu’un M’a Dit

Someone told me that our lives are not worth anything
They pass in an instant as roses faded,
Someone told me that the time that pass is a bastard
that is making coats from our grief
However someone said to me…

Who do you still love,
This is someone that’ve told me that you still love me.
Could that be possible?

Someone told me that the destiny is making fun of us
that give us nothing and promises us everything
Appear that the happiness is within reach of our hands
Then we reach out the the hand and find ourselves crazy
But someone have told me…

But who is it that told me that you still love me?
I don’t remember more but it was late night,
I’m still hearing the voice, but I don’t see the face
“He loves you, it’s a secret, don’t tell him that I tell you”
You see, someone told me…

That you still love me. Did someone really tell me…
That you still love me, so could it really be possible?

‘The Madman’

Posted: June 21, 2010 in Uncategorized
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It was in the garden of a madhouse that I met a youth with a face pale and lovely and full of wonder. And I sat beside him upon the bench, and I said, “Why are you here?”

And he looked at me in astonishment, and he said, “It is an unseemly question, yet I will answer you. My father would make of me a reproduction of himself; so also would my uncle. My mother would have me the image of her seafaring husband as the perfect example for me to follow. My brother thinks I should be like him, a fine athlete.

“And my teachers also, the doctor of philosophy, and the music-master, and the logician, they too were determined, and each would have me but a reflection of his own face in a mirror.

“Therefore I came to this place. I find it more sane here. At least, I can be myself.”

Then of a sudden he turned to me and he said, “But tell me, were you also driven to this place by education and good counsel?”

And I answered, “No, I am a visitor.”

And he answered, “Oh, you are one of those who live in the madhouse on the other side of the wall.”

– from The Wanderer by Kahlil Gibran