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April 7, 2013

Barse badariyA sAwan ki … [ मीरा बाई ] Meaning

Filed under: Inspira — Tags: — Vivek R @ 4:07 AM

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rAga: shyAm kalyAN
tALa: teentAl
Composer: Meera bai
Language: Hindi

barse badariyA sAwan ki
sAwan ki man bhavan ki

sAwan mein umangyo merO manvA
jhanak suni hari Avan ki

umad ghumad cAhun disa sE AyO
dAmini dhamke jhar lAvan ki

nanhi nanhi bUndhan meghA barse
shItal pavan suhAvan ki
meerA kE prabhu giridhar nAgar
Anand mangal gAvan ki

– let the clouds (badariyA) of spring (sAvan kI) shower (barsE)
– the clouds of spring (sAvvan kI), the clouds that entertain (bhAvan kI) the mind (man)
– my (mErO) mind (manvA) always exults (umag AgyO) in (mein) Spring (sAvan)
– I hear (sunI) the sounds (jhanak) of krishNa’s (hari) arrival (Avan kI)
– I hear the sounds of thunder (umaD ghumaD) coming (AyO) from (sE) all 4 (cArUn) directions (disA)
– lightning (dAmini) flares (damkE) heralding the arrival (Avan kI) of the rains (jal)
– the clouds (mEghA) shower (barsE) tiny (nanhI) droplets (bUndE) of water
– as cool (SItal) and pleasant (suhAvan) wind (pavan) blows by
– It is the time for mIrA’s (mIrA kE) Lord (prabhU), giridhar to
– sing (gAvan) and make happy (Anand) and auspicious (mangaL) music.

Good day,

Kevis ! 


December 22, 2012

Twenty jolting replies to “I Love You”

Filed under: Inspira — Tags: , , , — Vivek R @ 12:16 AM

ImageTwenty quick replies to I love you!

1. Good!
2. So do I!
3. Most people do.
4. I don’t blame you!
5. Cool story, bro.
6. That makes two of us!
7. I love me, too.
8. That’s nice.
9. I figured.
10. Sounds fun.
11. I’d rather you didn’t.
12. Thanks, I wish I could say the same for you.
13. Let me know how that works out for you!
14. I wouldn’t think too much of it, I get that all the time.
15. HAHAHAHA. You WERE kidding, right?
16. Oh, great. This is just hunky dory peachy keen.
17. What part of “restraining order” do you not understand?!?
18. Okay, bye.
19. And I love unicorns!
20. Good for you !

November 17, 2012

Lyrics of ‘Climb Every Mountain’, from “The Sound of Music”.

Filed under: Inspira — Tags: , — Vivek R @ 12:11 AM

While I was speaking to  the chief guest of VSC Special lecture, he brought this song’s content, into discussion. Here are the lyrics of a good old song. Enjoy.


Climb every mountain, search high and low
Follow every by way, every path you know
Climb every mountain, ford every stream
Follow every rainbow, till you find your dream
A dream that will need, all the love you can give
Everyday of your life, for as long as you live

Climb every mountain, ford every stream
Follow every rainbow, till you find your dream
A dream that will need, all the love you can give
Everyday of your life, for as long as you live
Climb every mountain, ford every stream
Follow every rainbow, till you find your… dream…

October 29, 2012

Eight food idioms that are right under your nose !

Filed under: B.Tech, Crap, Fun, IIT, Inspira, Junk, Life, Lit, Tec — Tags: , , — Vivek R @ 11:25 PM
1. Nutshell  [nuht-shel]
The term “in a nutshell” refers to a shortened description, or a story told in no more words than can physically fit in the shell of a nut. But the origin of the term tests those limits with the most longwinded of tales. The ancient Roman encyclopaedist Pliny the Elder claimed that a copy of Homer’s The Iliad existed that was small enough to fit inside a walnut shell. Almost 2000 years later in the early 1700s the Bishop of Avranches tested Pliny’s theory by writing out the epic in tiny handwriting on a walnut-sized piece of paper and lo and behold, he did it!
2. Beans  [been]
English speakers have been using the word “spill” to mean “divulge secret information” since 1547, but the spilling of beans in particular may predate the term by millennia. Many historians claim that secret societies in ancient Greece voted by dropping black or white beans into a clay urn. To spill those beans would be to reveal the results of a secret vote before the ballots had been counted. Kidney he lives, pinto he dies!
3. Pie  [pahy]
As many of us know from experience, it is not so easy to make a pie. A buttery crust can fall apart in the deftest of hands and around Thanksgiving many pumpkin “pies” might be more accurately deemed pumpkin “soups.” On the other hand (or for our purposes) anyone can become an expert at eating a pie. Popularized in the U.S. in the late 1800s, the most notable use of pie to mean “simple and pleasurable” appears in Mark Twain’s The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. Part of our next food idiom makes a home in many pies, especially in America.
4. Apples  [ap-uh lz]
Apples and oranges refers to two incommensurable items, i.e. a comparison of things that cannot be compared. Though they are both fruits, apples and oranges are separated by color, taste, juiciness and 89.2 million years of evolution. The idiom first appeared as apples and oysters in John Ray’s 1670 Proverb collection, and equivalent terms exist in many languages: “grandmothers and toads” in Serbian to “love and the eye of an axe” in Argentine Spanish. What other funny fruits turn unusual phrases?
5. Bananas  [buh-nan-uh z]
Not only does going bananas mean “to go crazy,” the term can point to things for which you’ve gone bananas, or obsessions. According to lexicographer E.J. Lighter, going bananas refers to the term going ape often used in American popular culture in the second half of the 1900s. Apes were seen as crazy by the mid-century media, and what do apes eat? Bananas! For example, here at Dictionary.com, we’re bananas for grammar but we go bananas when people end sentences with prepositions.
Cheese  [cheez]
Perhaps the savoriest idiom on this list, the word cheese can refer to a person or thing that is important or splendid as well as to the delicious dairy product. The usage is thought to have origins in Urdu, from the Persian chiz meaning “thing.” In common usage, “the big cheese” is a person of importance or authority, and cheese is often associated with smiling, based on the “say cheese” method of posing for pictures.
Tea  [tee]
Though English is spoken all over the world, there are certain idioms that recall its, well, Englishness. Popularized in British Edwardian slang, cup of tea originally referred to something pleasant or agreeable. The negative usage as in not my cup of tea arose during World War II as a more polite way to say you didnt like something. “You dont say someone gives you a pain in the neck,” explained Alister Cooke in his 1944 Letter from America. You just remark, he’s not my cup of tea.'”
Eggshells [eg-shel]
Our final idiom is also our most delicate: walking on eggshells or taking great care not to upset someone. The term is thought to have originated in politics when diplomats were described as having the remarkable ability to tread so lightly around difficult situations, it was as though they were walking on eggshells.
In a nutshell, we hope you go bananas with these food idioms. Whether or not they’re your cup of tea, these terms are easy as pie to use and they’ll make you the big cheese of any conversation! So go ahead and spill the beans, it’s just like apples and oranges.
(Got the above content in a mail from one of my friends, whom I adore a lot.)
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