Friday, August 11, 2006

Raj Kapoor -- The Legend

I found these songs in youtube and was very happy. They were my childhood favorites rediscovered. Ramayya vastaavayya was my all time fav and mud mud ke na dekh too.
Pyar hua ek raar hua is a good song but above two are the ones that I really like. I saw this movie in Bombay at a very young age. Though I understood nothing that time, I still remember these songs and I feel as if I am into childhood again. Enjoy them if you like them too.

Pyar Hua Ek Raar...

Raj Kapoor is many things to many people: producer, director, actor, editor, musician, story- teller, a man of many moods, an acknowledged patriarch of India's film making industry. There will be endless debates about his exact contribution to the art of cinema, but few can deny that he was the greatest entertainer known to Indian films - the great showman.

Mud Mud ke na dekh ...

Shri 420 (Mr. 420 in English) is a 1955 Bollywood film directed and produced by Raj Kapoor. The film centers on Raj, a poor, but educated orphan who comes to Bombay with dreams of success. Kapoor's character is heavily influenced by Charlie chaplain's "little tramp", much like Kapoor's character in his 1951 Awaara.

Ramaya vasta vayya

Mera Naam Joker is the story of Raju, whose father was a considered to be the best circus clown ever. (Raj Kapoor's father- Prithviraj Kapoor was among the earliest Indian film heroes).

Ever since Raju's father died in a trapeze accident during his performance, Raju's mother had always been repulsed by this world of ringmasters, sword-eaters, trapezes and lights. As luck would have it, Raju had a natural affinity towards this world where the "show must go on". The film traces Raju's journey right from his childhood to the day of his last performance.

Woowwww !! This is another song which I like too much from the film AWAARA

Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Let's Clean India

Watch this short film - "Lets Clean India" featuring Ajay Devgan. We hope this will atleast change few people how we treat our own city ...
Read More at SantaBanta.

"It is not our birth right to dirty our country.
But it is our duty to keep it clean."
I am thankful to Desivideos for finding such nice videos.

Short film by Ajay Devgan & Kumar Mangat.

Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Somethin' 'bout me...

Yes! I approached the date. 'coz time never stops for anyone anywhere. And here I am, in front of my dreaded exam Step2. I don't know why but I have a blind confidence that I would do well. But at the same time I utter the word 'BLIND'. Is it really? I don't know. I don't know because I think I am not prepared. But I think it's not completely blind too. My pre-exam evaluation says I would do well, then why do I feel it as a 'blind' confidence. Because many of them, who really worked hard are still wavery about giving the test.

The thought processes and intricacies that go on, in the cortices of people who are in the same track, themselves can be put-up as an interesting story into my blog which I would sure do one time.

Well! Anyway I will be finishing the test in exactly TWO days from now and will be back with you to continue my old and new stuff which I really enjoy to do, to share things I like with you all ( though I am not sure who 'you all' stands for.) and also more importantly with myself.

Good bye,


Sunday, August 06, 2006

State of the Village Report - The Miniature Earth

State of the Village Report

If the world were a village of 1000 people:

584 would be Asians

123 would be Africans

95 would be East and West Europeans

84 Latin Americans

55 Soviets (still including for the moment Lithuanians, Latvians, Estonians, etc.)

52 North Americans

6 Australians and New Zealanders

The people of the village would have considerable difficulty communicating:

165 people would speak Mandarin

86 would speak English

83 Hindi/Urdu

64 Spanish

58 Russian

37 Arabic

That list accounts for the mother-tongues of only half the villagers. The other half speak (in descending order of frequency) Bengali, Portuguese, Indonesian, Japanese, German, French, and 200 other languages.

In the village there would be:

300 Christians (183 Catholics, 84 Protestants, 33 Orthodox)

175 Moslems

128 Hindus

55 Buddhists

47 Animists

210 all other religons (including atheists)

One-third (330) of the people in the village would be children. Half the children would be immunized against the preventable infectious diseases such as measles and polio.

Sixty of the thousand villagers would be over the age of 65.

Just under half of the married women would have access to and be using modern contraceptives.

Each year 28 babies would be born.

Each year 10 people would die, three of them for lack of food, one from cancer. Two of the deaths would be to babies born within the year.

One person in the village would be infected with the HIV virus; that person would most likely not yet have developed a full-blown case of AIDS.

With the 28 births and 10 deaths, the population of the village in the next year would be 1018.

In this thousand-person community, 200 people would receive three-fourths of the income; another 200 would receive only 2% of the income.

Only 70 people would own an automobile (some of them more than one automobile).

About one-third would not have access to clean, safe drinking water.

Of the 670 adults in the village half would be illiterate.

The village would have 6 acres of land per person, 6000 acres in all of which:

700 acres is cropland

1400 acres pasture

1900 acres woodland

2000 acres desert, tundra, pavement, and other wasteland.

The woodland would be declining rapidly; the wasteland increasing; the other land categories would be roughly stable. The village would allocate 83 percent of its fertilizer to 40 percent of its cropland -- that owned by the richest and best-fed 270 people. Excess fertilizer running off this land would cause pollution in lakes and wells. The remaining 60 percent of the land, with its 17 percent of the fertilizer, would produce 28 percent of the foodgrain and feed 73 percent of the people. The average grain yield on that land would be one-third the yields gotten by the richer villagers.

If the world were a village of 1000 persons, there would be five soldiers, seven teachers, one doctor. Of the village's total annual expenditures of just over $3 million per year, $181,000 would go for weapons and warfare, $159,000 for education, $132,000 for health care.

The village would have buried beneath it enough explosive power in nuclear weapons to blow itself to smithereens many times over. These weapons would be under the control of just 100 of the people. The other 900 people would be watching them with deep anxiety, wondering whether the 100 can learn to get along together, and if they do, whether they might set off the weapons anyway through inattention or technical bungling, and if they ever decide to dismantle the weapons, where in the village they will dispose of the dangerous radioactive materials of which the weapons are made.

(Donella H. Meadows is an adjunct professor of environmental studies at Dartmouth College.)

Copyright Sustainability Institute
This article from The Donella Meadows Archive is available for use in research, teaching, and private study. For other uses, please contact Diana Wright, Sustainability Institute, 3 Linden Road, Hartland, VT 05048, (802) 436-1277.

The Miniature Earth

The idea of reducing the world’s population to a community of only 100 people is very useful and important. It makes us easily understand the differences in the world.
There are many types of reports that use the Earth’s population reduced to 100 people, especially in the Internet. Ideas like this should be more often shared, especially nowadays when the world seems to be in need of dialogue and understanding among different cultures, in a way that it has never been before.

The text that originated this webmovie was published on May 29, 1990 with the title “State of the Village Report”, and it was written by Donella Meadows, who passed away in February 2000. Nowadays Sustainability Institute, through Donella’s Foundation, carries on her ideas and projects.

Donella Meadows' original "State of the Village Report" may be found at:

The text used here has been modified. The statistics have been updated based on specialized publications, and mainly reports on the World’s population provided by The UN, PRB and others.

The Miniature Earth website was first published in 2001, since than it has been seen by more than 2 million people around the globe and linked by more than 20.000 websites.

This is the third version of the project.

Friday, August 04, 2006

బాటసారి!! - శ్రీ శ్రీ - Sri Sri

కూటి కోసం, కూలి కోసం..
పట్టణంలో బ్రతుకుదామని..
తల్లి మాటలు చెవిన పెట్టక..
బయలుదేరిన బాటసారికి..

"Kooti kosam, Kooli kosam..
Pattanam lo bratukudamani..
Talli maatalu chevina pettaka..
Bayaluderina baatasariki..

మూడు రోజులు ఒక్క తీరుగ..
నడుస్తున్నా దిక్కు తెలియక..
నడి సముద్రపు నావ రీతిగ
సంచరిస్తూ, సంచలిస్తూ..
దిగులు పదుతూ దీనుడౌతూ తిరుగుతుంటే...

Moodu rojulu okka teeruga..
Nadustunnaa dikku teliyaka..
Nadi samudrapu naava reethiga
Sancharistoo, sanchalisthoo..
Digulu padutoo deenudoutoo tirugutuntae...

"ఛండ ఛండం, తీవ్ర తీవ్రం,
జ్వరం కాస్తే, భయం వేస్తే, ప్రళాపిస్తే...

మబ్బు పట్టీ, గాలి కొట్టీ...
వాన వస్తే వరద వస్తే..
చిమ్మ చీకటి క్రమ్ముకొస్తే..

దారి తప్పిన బాట సారికి,
ఎంత కష్టం ఎంత కష్టం"

Chanda chandam, teevra teevram,
Jvaram kaastae, bhayam vaestae, pralaapistae...

Mabbu pattee, gaali kottee...
Vaana vastae varada vastae..
Chimma cheekati krammukostae..

Daari tappina baata sariki,
Yentha kashtam, yentha kashtam."

శ్రీ శ్రీ గారి మహా ప్రస్థానం లోని బాటసారి.