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  • Goyal 10:50 on Friday, January 12, 2007 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Language, Waiter Rant   

    Nature abhors purity 

    From Waiter Rant, a blog I love reading:

    Outside my window it’s raining a hard cold rain. I feel sorry for the garbage men. I remember reading somewhere that rain droplets condense around particles of dust high in the atmosphere. No dust, no rain. No rain, no nothing.

    I smile to myself.  Sometimes you need a little dirt in order to live.

    Two lines I like here. First, “…you need a little dirt in order to live” and second about the rain, “Outside my window it’s raining a hard cold rain“. I have always wondered how rain is soothing at times and at times harsh. Wierd, how words modify the same thing to represent two totally opposite emotions.

    • sandraraven 0:27 on Wednesday, July 1, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Hi! I was surfing and found your blog post… nice! I love your blog. 🙂 Cheers! Sandra. R.

  • Goyal 17:04 on Friday, December 1, 2006 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Language, Pablo Neruda,   

    Poetry – Pablo Neruda 

    Read a lot of Neruda poems in the past few days. Here are some lines I liked.


    And it was at that age…Poetry arrived
    in search of me. I don’t know, I don’t know where
    it came from, from winter or a river.
    I don’t know how or when,
    no, they were not voices, they were not
    words, nor silence,
    but from a street I was summoned,
    from the branches of night,
    abruptly from the others,
    among violent fires
    or returning alone,
    there I was without a face
    and it touched me.

    Saddest Poem

    I no longer love her, true, but how much I loved her.
    My voice searched the wind to touch her ear.

    Someone else’s. She will be someone else’s. As she once
    belonged to my kisses.
    Her voice, her light body. Her infinite eyes.

    I no longer love her, true, but perhaps I love her.
    Love is so short and oblivion so long.

    Love Sonnet XVII

    I love you without knowing how, or when, or from where.
    I love you straightforwardly, without complexities or pride;
    so I love you because I know no other way

    in which there is no I or you
    so intimate that your hand upon my chest is my hand
    so intimate that when you fall asleep it is my eyes that close

    ~Pablo Neruda~

    • manz 18:39 on Tuesday, December 12, 2006 Permalink | Reply

      nice i love neruda poetry it takes you somwhere else…beyond the physical existance, reality and world. His poetry is divine

    • Goyal 18:59 on Tuesday, December 12, 2006 Permalink | Reply


      I am a huge poetry fan. On my workdesk currently are, If – Kipling, Mending Wall – Frost, Daffodils – Wordsworth, and Love Sonnet XVII.

      I hadn’t read much or Neruda prior to this but watched Patch Adams and fell in love.

  • Goyal 14:51 on Wednesday, November 8, 2006 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Language   


    I was watching MTV yesterday (after ages) and happened to watch a nonsensical 5 minute long promo. The first thing to strike me was the title of the movie “Aap Kaa Surroor – The Moviee – The Real Luv Story” (at this point I was trying hard not to fall off my seat, laughing as hard as I was).

    Indian movies and soap operas have for long murdered Hindi and English going overboard in the usage of extra alphabets in their titles and names to conform to some numerology shit!! The first one I remember is Suniel Shetty. I am pretty hazy however, when it comes to remembering what effect it had on his career or acting skills. Since then a huge number of actors have tried changing their names to varying degrees of success. KEkta Kapoor brought the practice to the silver screen and set another height by naming a Star TV soap as “Kkusum”.

    But this is breaking ground stuff!! I mean Moviee. The lengths they would go to ensure the sucess of a movie, other than ensuring a decent cast. Did I happen to mention that the lead actor here is none other than Himesh Reshammaiya and the entire promo is shot like a pop video rather than a movie!!

    Next thought in my mind was, what will happen if they need a comic scene? Himesh baba, as far as I know, can barely manage a smile, let alone a laugh (I think he should start using Close Up, the ad jingle matches his voice). Also, I was thinking of a probable climax scene. Himesh slowly (the camera zooms in from different directions at this moment) lifting up his cap and revealing “What lies beneath“.

    A must read here. An article on IndiaGlitz. Sample the lines below:

    The rock star is back.

    One of the best shots of the promo come a few seconds later as freeze frames of traffic moving down the road are shown with Reshammiya looking at it from the top in his usual pensive mood.


    One of the best shot sequences for a video arrives when he walks down the stairs of a monumental building that appears to be a historic site or an educational institute from the West.


    This post is not a rant against the Himesh baba. This post is not a rant against his pathetic voice. This post is not a rant against his cap, pensive look or the now overgrown beard. This post is not a rant against a mindless 5 minute long promo for his upcoming debut movie. This post is not a rant against him being the protagonist in what is being touted as the most expensive Hindi movie ever made.

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