Monday, October 29, 2012

How Mr. Bachchan recited for Yash Chopra

I was reading Mr. Amitabh Bachchan's blog this morning, when I saw the post about the "chautha" ceremony of Mr. Yash Chopra. Adi Chopra asked everyone to speak a few words in tribute to Yash Chopra. Big B spoke after Anupam Kher, Karan Johar and Shahrukh Khan. Out of many things he told, I wanna put some light on the beautiful poetry he recited which belongs to Late Mr. Harivansh Rai Bachchan.

Here it goes: 

 "जो बीत गयी सो बात गयी !!

 जो बीत गयी सो बात गयी 

जीवन में एक सितारा था ,

माना वो बेहद प्यारा था ,

वो डूब गया तो डूब गया -

एम्बर के आनन् को देखो 

कितने इसके तारे टूटे ,

कितने इसके प्यारे छूटे ..

जो छूट गए फिर कहाँ मिले ,

पर बोलो टूटे तारों पर , कब एम्बर शोक मनाता है ..

जो बीत गयी सो बात गयी - "

Wow... it is so relaxing and inspiring, I could not stop myself to share it. "Sometimes its not just about the artist who writes masterpieces, sometimes it is also about that admirer who knows which masterpiece he should recite today."

Hats off to Mr. Amitabh Bachchan, every time I go to his blog, he inspires me to do good in life. If someone ever asks me what I want, I'd say, I want the clarity of thoughts only Amitabh Bachchan possesses. 

Read the whole speech at http://tmblr.co/ZwrX5vVyw2LY

-Amrit Rukhaiyaar

Saturday, October 13, 2012

On this day...4 years back... I started college...!!

As I heard somewhere, that “college is the longest vacation”, yes it is, I truly believe in it. As I saw the date on my laptop this morning. It said, 10/13/2012, it took me a minute or two to figure out the significance of the mm/dd part of this date, and then I realized that on 10/13/2008, I started this vacation. College.

SHALEEN and I came together in the route no 3 bus, as we reached the class, we found many empty places, but just for no reason we chose 2nd last seat of the window row, we were followed by MURTUZA and GAUTAM in the seating arrangement. I made all the notes properly, paid proper attention to every single thing that came out of the mouths of my faculties. I kind of promised myself that I will study from now on. I was innocent. I was a kid really. Among others I remember was UT, he wasn’t looking at me when I anticipated he was. Later I found, he can see two things at the same time. Ha-ha. I also remember DINSHAW, She was really enjoying everything. I regarded her as the most laughing creature of my class. And I remember SHAILLY and AMATULLAH, Shaleen and I was interested in knowing the people who has the next roll number to his or mine. MOHIT TONDE was most interesting, he was smart and a good speaker and I liked his persona. Sir ROHIT JOSHI told him to speak about something and he talked it in multi lingual skills that are in English and Hindi. He understood there were people from villages nearby and for whom English is big deal. The funny part is he categorized me in the Hindi part. There was this Big Man, I never forget. He is one of my best friends now…!! ABHISHEK. He was lousy but funny. I don’t remember KHALID, because he was absent that day, although we were already 2 weeks old friend. I don’t really remember ANSHUL. He became my best friend, but for the truth, I never remember things about him on the first day. And how I remember SHRAVAN, he was strange, lazy and was premature ever since he came out of his mother’s womb. And everybody remembered ASTHA, she was a victim of good looks, seniors made her presence more significant than anybody else. I don’t know why, personally, I never thought of her that way, but that’s how things were, that’s not her fault. 4 years later, I remember that day and realize how we matured as a human being; our points of views have changed, academically or personally. Aggressive ones became peaceful, the ones who looked forward for every plan became reserved and uninterested and the uninterested ones became more participating, changes struck us in different way in each and every one of us.

-Amritt Rukhaiyaar

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Happy Birthday John Lennon

One of my greatest idols John Lennon was born on this day, 9th October, 1940.

John Lennon was the founder member of The Beatles.

This post will be very short and quick. I will only dispense some of the greatest "John Lennon Quotes" tonight. 

"If someone thinks that love and peace is a cliche that must have been left behind in the sixties, thats his problem. Love and Peace are eternal".

"Life is what happens when you are busy making other plans".

"A dream you dream alone is only a dream. A dream you dream together is reality".

"If everyone demanded peace instead of television set, then there'd be peace".

"When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grow up. I wrote down 'happy'".

"I believe in everything until it's disproved. So I believe in fairies, the myths, dragons. It all exists".

"Reality leaves a lot to the imagination".

"the more I see the less I know for sure".

"I am not going to change the way I look, I have always been a freak all my life, and I have to live with that you know. I am one of those people".

"Our society is run by insane people for insane objectives".

[John Lennon's signature]

If you have been a Beatles fan, please share this as much as possible. We owe that to Lennon, who made us believe that there is nothing wrong being freak.

He was the best, we ever had.

-Amritt Rukhaiyaar

Friday, October 5, 2012

Steve Jobs: A timeline of innovations.

A year ago, we lost Mr. Steve Jobs. He lost to cancer. He died with his family and friends around him. I have always been more interested in the life of Bill Gates than Steve Jobs. But only after his death, I started to find his life very fascinating. I haven't read as much about Jobs until October 2011, but after his death, I began unfolding STEVE JOBS and APPLE. 

I am going to dispense my research here, you may have read some of it or all of it, but I will still suggest you to read again, because this one here is very detailed. Trust me.

And Here We Go.

·        Steve Jobs was born in San Francisco and was adopted by Paul and Clara Jobs on 24th Feb, 1955.

·        Hewlett-Packard was his first Employers; he was only 13 years old, when he called up Bill Hewlett for a Summer Job.

·        A 13 years old Steve Jobs met a 18 year old Steve Wozniak and bonded well only because they shared a love for Electronics, Pranks and Bob Dylan.

·        In 1974, Steve gets his first full time job at video game maker Atari. The same year, he travels to India to “seek enlightenment” in his own words.

·        What made him come to India- I don’t know much about it but he came like a hippie with a friend and earned his expenses by selling coke bottles which fetched him a weekly free meal at a local Hare Krishna Temple.

·        Although the Guru he came to meet, Neem Kairolie Baba, a little popular Indian monks among Americans died before Steve made it to the Ashram.

·        What made him leave India- Since he came for enlightenment of the soul, he was psyched with the extent of poverty and chaos in India. In his biography he mentioned India as “Intense and Disturbing”.

·        He also said: “We weren’t going to find a place where we could go for a month to be enlightened. It was one of the first times that I started to realize that maybe Thomas Edison did a lot more to improve the world than Karl Marx and Neem Kairolie Baba put together.”

·        And thus he returned to America and passionately created Apple and there he found “Enlightenment”.

·        On April 1st, 1976, Apple Inc. was incorporated by Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak and Ron Wayne.

·        It was named Apple, because he came from cultivating Apples during college and also he was fascinated with Newton’s Apple connection so he found it funny.

·        In 1978, his ex-girlfriend Chris-Ann Brennan gave birth to their daughter LISA. Steve did not acknowledge that he is the father of that child.

·        Even though, he did not commit about him being the father of LISA, he started working on APPLE LISA, which became the first personal computer sold to the public with “Graphical User Interface”.

·        Steve later admitted that “obviously the Apple Lisa was named after my daughter”.

·        In September 1985, Steve Jobs resigns from Apple and starts NeXt with 5 others fired from Apple.

·        In 1989, Steve was named “entrepreneur of the decade” by Inc. Magazine.

·        In February 1995, Steve Jobs becomes president and CEO of Pixar Animation Studios.

·        In November 1995, Pixar goes public and Steve Jobs turns billionaire.

·        Steve’s biological sister Mona Simpson, publishes her third book A Regular Guy was published in 1996, whose main character Tom Owens was largely based on Steve Jobs.

·        In July 1997, Steve joins Apple again as the interim CEO and he installs the team of NEXT on the top slots of Apple.

·        Steve Jobs is depicted in the TV Movie Pirates of Silicon Valley in April 1999.

·        Apple’s first retail store opens in Virginia and California.

·        In July 2002, first windows compatible iPods are introduced.

·        On 30th may 2003, finding Nemo was released and later on became Pixar’s first animated feature academy award winner.

·        October 2003, Steve Jobs introduces iTunes for Windows.

·        In the fall of 2003, after being diagnosed Pancreatic Cancer; he refuses any modern medical treatment for months, and instead tries ‘changed’ diets.

·        In 2004, iPod mini was unveiled which established Apple as a consumer electronics powerhouse.

·        Steve jobs undergo surgery which removed his Pancreatic Cancer in August 2004.

·         In June 2005, Steve Jobs makes a memorable speech at Stanford University and quoted “Stay hungry stay foolish.”

·        In 2006, Apple launches its “Mac vs. PC” campaign.

·        Pixar’s eighth film was Ratatouille which was released on the same day as iPhone.

·        The Media personnel starts discussing Steve’s health after he appeared very thin at the launch of iPhone 3G.

·        January 2009, Steve took a 6-month medical leave.

·        In September 2009, Steve came back makes his first appearance in public after the medical leave.

·        In January 2010, Steve Jobs unveils iPad and quotes “the biggest thing Apple’s ever done”

·        And then in January 2011, Jobs surprises everyone and declares his medical leave with no end date.

·        Although he was on medical leave, he came on stage to unveil iPad 2 on 2nd march 2011.

·        On 7th June 2011, to unveil Apple’s plan for its “spaceship” campus, Steve Jobs made his last public appearance.

·        On 24th August 2011, Steve Jobs officially resigns as CEO of Apple. He quoted “I have always said if there ever came a day when I could no longer meet my duties and expectations as Apple's CEO, I would be the first to let you know. Unfortunately, that day has come.”

·        Tim Cook becomes the new Apple CEO.

On 5th October 2011, Steve Jobs died at his home with his family around him. 

19 days after he died, Walter Isaacton publishes his biography which was simply named Steve Jobs.

And now here we are, in a world without the phenomena called Steve Jobs.

But his legacy will never die, the par excellence machines he made thinking out of the box. 

The only reason someone avoid buying an Apple product is that he can’t afford it. I never heard of any other reason people say when not buying an Apple product. 

Steve Jobs. An innovator never born before and definitely we doubt if there will be another person in the centuries to come who will match the intelligence quotient of Mr. Steve Jobs.

I salute to the man, who has been a hero in our lives. I never owned an Apple Product, but that does not affect an admirer. I know whatever products they are selling out there; Apple will remain the best.

-Amritt Rukhaiyaar


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