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Ke Ghar Kab Aaoge song from Border Hindi Lyrics English Translation

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Ke Ghar Kab Aaoge is one of the most famous war songs in Hindi. Below is the English translation along with Hindi lyrics of this beautiful song from the 1997 war film Border.

The first half was okay, presenting the background of each, building up sympathy.  The second half, the fight sequences were very badly shot and add to it the super jingoistic and clichéd dialogues. Although I didn’t like the movie, this song (Ke Ghar Kab Aaige/ के  घर  कब  आओगे ) was very touching. (It is long!).

The movie won Filmfare awards (don’t ask me why!) :

The movie won numerous awards including Best Film at the Filmfare awards. Director JP Dutta won Best Director at the same award function while his father OP Dutta won Best Dialogues. [..] J P Dutta’s brother was an Indian Air Force pilot who died in a MiG crash in 1987, the film is dedicated to him. [..] However, in real life, the Defenders at Longewala lost only 5 soldiers in the battle. [Report My Signal Blog]

Sandese aate hain .. Ke Ghar Kab Aaoge (सन्देश  आते हैं  .. के  घर  कब  आओगे ) Lyrics With English Meaning

[Chrous]
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. Sandese aate hain |Messages arrive;
. Humein tadpaate hain |they trouble us.
. To chitthi aati hai |Then letters come;
. To poochh jaati hai |they ask,
. Ke ghar kab aaoge |When will you come home?
. Likho kab aaoge |Write and tell us when you’ll come home,
. Ki tum bin ye ghar soona soona hai |For without you, this house is empty, empty.
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November 23, 2010 at 12:38 AM

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By the Pricking of My Thumbs by Agatha Christie Review

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By the Pricking of My Thumbs. 1968. Review

This is the first Agnatha Christie book I have ever read. I am not much of a reader. I started reading only a year or two back when I moved from my home to Bangalore for studies. Till then my sole reading were my prescribed syllabus and quiz books. We had a lot of them at home. I was participating in lots of Quiz competitions at that time, in school as well as in other cultural programs and was winning a few of them even. I am saying this to acquiesce the reader about my relative ignorance to fiction in general. So don’t get offended by my writing.

By the Pricking of My Thumbs, I didn’t like it!

The story seemed dull and dragging. Some characters popped out of nowhere and was in the storyline as if they were in it from the beginning. Albert, the house help cook appears in the middle of the story and he is having conversation with the man of the house, Thomas Beresford. But I never remember meeting him before. Then there is this friend of Mr.Beresford, Ivor Smith. He is a friend what sort of friend? Where did they met? I’ve no idea. Probably my shoddy reading.

Apparently it seems the lead characters are some sort of detectives. Now in retirement. But it is not directly emphasized.

The plot in itself was not interesting me to start with.

Ada Fanshawe, Thomas Beresford’s aunt is in a retirement-home, Sunny Ridge. On their visit to their, Tuppence Beresford talk with another room-mate of the aunt. She says something about a poor child behind the fireplace and asks Tuppence whether it was hers. After aunt Ada’s demise the Beresford’s inherits  few of her belongings. A painting of aunt Ada, gifted by Mrs. Lancaster kindles Mrs. Beresford’s interest in a country house in the painting.  Story progress with the mystery of a series of child murders long ago and suspected murders at Sunny Ridge where aunt Ada died.

I finished it for the sake of it. Not for the story. It wasn’t interesting to me. If it is bearable, I will try to finish the book I started. I will underline interesting usages, add words I don’t know to my vocabulary etc. No book is a wastage of time. But if the story is interesting that is of prime importance.

Christie introduces the sub-plots in a boring way also, it was a bit too hard to follow and keep track of people and what they did etc., like Tuppence herself says in the story!

It was a disappointment for me. But I will continue to read other Agatha Christie works. I have Why didn’t They ask Evans with me and I am sure this one was just an off the mark item, different from my taste.

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October 17, 2010 at 7:27 PM

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Things I was ignorant about common cold – #1 Getting Cold is a good sign :)

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Q.Do you know how the name “Cold” came to refer, well, common cold?
A. It spreads in cold weather because we go indoors

The common cold makes fools of us. It’s not just the
runny nose and Daffy Duck speech; it’s our naiveté about preventing,
alleviating and curing the mess.
On
average, we catch between 100 and 200 colds in our lifetime
Why haven’t we found a
cure for the cold?
There is not just one
cold virus. There are actually more than 200 viruses that make up the common
cold.
but they all cause generally
the same symptoms — runny nose, sneezing, coughing, malaise.
With something
like the flu, scientists create a vaccine based on a prediction of which
strains will be most common that winter
That’s just not possible with the
cold, because there are so many viruses.

Why are the symptoms
similar if there are so many different sources?

 

I think what most
people don’t know, and it’s because the finding is relatively new in the world
of cold science, is that we cause our own cold symptoms. Most common cold
viruses don’t do any direct damage themselves. In response to the virus, the
body’s immune systems makes a whole slew of inflammatory agents, which causes
the runny nose and cough.

So people who have
healthier immune systems may be the ones who suffer the most?

 

Exactly right. One of
the big myths, I think, about colds is that having a weakened immune system
means being susceptible to colds. And that’s really not the case

Those people who
incessantly wash their hands with antibacterial soap are doing the right thing?
No, actually, this is
a really an important point
A huge misconception in the general public is that
antibacterial soaps and antibiotics in general are effective against colds.
They aren’t
They’re aimed at killing bacteria. The only advantage of antibacterial
soap is that they’re soap and it just helps to dislodge the cold the way
regular soap does.
But you have to do pretty vigorous rubbing for about 15 to
20 seconds, between your fingers, under your fingernails. And then antibiotics
is another critical matter
Is there any sure way
to avoid catching colds?
There’s really nothing
out there that will really help you prevent getting a cold
One of the experts in the book
said the only foolproof way to avoid colds is to become a hermit and the second
most effective way is to stay away from kidsRead more at bnreview.barnesandnoble.com
 

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October 9, 2010 at 1:32 AM

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Germany prmoting “Jihad” against Britain

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Only the times change, it seems. Whatever can be used against your enemy, will be used. Be it US or Kaiser’s Germany. Religion is just a façade to greed.

He has an argument to put, and he does it convincingly, not least on the question of whether the German aim of promoting an Islam-wide jihad against Britain was a hasty 1914 improvisation or a more circumstantial plan resting on the already decades-long relationship between Berlin and Constantinople, which had begun in the enthusiasm for all things Islamic and Ottoman acquired by Kaiser Wilhelm (“Hajji Wilhelm”) on his state visits to the Sublime Porte and its territories.
Few decisions in world history have been as fraught with consequences as Turkey’s entry into the First World War. From the closing of the Straits [the Bosphorus] for years to Russian commerce – a major cause of the economic upheaval which led to the Russian Revolution – to the creation of the modern Middle East out of the wreckage of the defeated Ottoman Empire, the Turks’ decision to fight in 1914 lies at the root of the most intractable geopolitical problems of the twentieth century, many of which are still with us today.

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October 9, 2010 at 1:11 AM

Interesting facts about Britain, Oil and Middle East

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Here are two facts that might jolt your perception of current tensions in the Middle East. The first is that the empire which, at its height, had more Muslim subjects than any other empire ever – counting as subjects over one in three of the world’s Muslims – was the British Empire.
The second fact is that at the end of the First World War, Britain had more than a million soldiers in the Middle East, and in the years immediately following it cut up the map of the region into the shape it bears today, creating entirely new countries in the process and putting its nominees and clients into power in them.
in 1911 Winston Churchill was First Lord of the Admiralty, in charge of Britain’s mighty Royal Navy, the vast police-force of the empire.
Years of strikes by well-organised militant miners in the coal-fields of Britain had made Churchill worried that the far-flung fleets and therefore the empire itself could be held to ransom by – name of malediction! – socialists.
He therefore ordered the navy to switch from coal-fired to oil-fired engines.
That obliged Britain to help itself to parts of the world with oil wells: Persia was the first port of call, soon to be followed by British-created Iraq.
And how about a fourth fact: that imperial Britain never allowed any hostile power to threaten the approaches to its priceless milch-cow of India.Read more at bnreview.barnesandnoble.com
 

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October 9, 2010 at 12:57 AM

Becoming a Management Consultant

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Landing a job as a senior management consultant is all about having a brilliant business, consulting or industry background; a fabulous CV reflecting all those years of experience; a sparkling skills set; a unique personality and a freshly pressed suit. But for one candidate applying to Axon Global, based in Egham, Surrey, it was the memory of somebody else’s hair clogging up her bathtub that clinched the deal.
clipped from business.timesonline.co.uk
Times Online
“If I want to understand how somebody handles conflict, I ask them to give me an example of a situation in their personal or professional lives where there was conflict, and how they handled it
We want them to have the right knowledge and expertise and be good communicators, to get on well with our clients and represent our brand,
The biggest pitfall is not listening,
We are looking for people with charisma, of course, but you don’t have to be an exciting person to be a great consultant.
The key to success here is to try to be as collegial as possible, listening to others and giving them room to put forward their suggestions,
People in group exercises also need to pay attention to their body language in terms of looking enthusiastic, energetic and alert.
Some come to the fore as leaders, some will try to, but just come across as in-your-face personalities. It’s similar to The Apprentice. Some force themselves to be leaders, some are natural-born leaders, others pretend to be.
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Written by SA

November 28, 2009 at 9:45 PM

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Enter key not working: How to remap keyboard

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Today, my friend scrapped me (in Orkut) that his [Enter] key (or return key) is broken and it is not working. So he is unable to chat and whether I know of any alternatives.

Hmm.. then I did some binging/googling, and this is what I was able to come up with.

You can map the keys to something different. Many people like to remap the [Caps Lock] because when the type there is a tendency to accidently slam on it and type in all caps, which is very annoying (In MS Word, Excel etc, you can use [Shift]+[F3] for converting lovercase to upper case and vice-versa).

Okay, coming back to the point. The best way to do this is using third party tools, which are freely available.  Otherwise you’ll have to edit the registry, which is no fun thing at all! So, we’ll go the software way.

Sharpkeys

It is a free software to map one  key to another on your keyboard. It is free, you need to have .NET runtime environment running to install it.

You can download it from [sharpkeys.codeplex.com] and [RandyRants]

Key Tweak Keyboard Remapper

keytweak

It is also a free program to do the remapping of the keys, you can get it from: http://webpages.charter.net/krumsick/

Microsoft Keyboard Layout Creator 1.4

It is another tool to do the same thing. By Microsoft itself. But you’ll have to go through the validation procedures etc.  [Download Microsoft Keyboard Layout Tweaker]

Windows On-Screen Keyboard

Other simple thing you can do is to use the On-screen Keyboard(OSD) But this is not really an easy way to solve the problem. Say, as in my friends case you want to use it to replace the enter key, while chatting it is not really very helpful, is it?

References

1. How to change your Keyboard Keys, NoteBookForums.com

2. Shortcut for the return key, Digitalspy.co.uk

3. Remapping the Keyboard in Windows, Computer Education

4. KeyTweak Keyboard Remapper [Software]

5. SharpKeys [Software]

6. How To Toggle the NUM LOCK, CAPS LOCK, and SCROLL LOCK Keys, Microsoft Knowledge Base

7. Scan Code Mapper for Windows, WHDC Archives

8. Remap the F12 Key, CapsLock Key or any Key in Windows XP, 2000, Vista and 2003, US Netizen

Written by SA

November 15, 2009 at 7:19 PM

Posted in All, Hardware, Softwares

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