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Nihal ho gayi mp3

Nihal ho gayi


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I always liked songs with simple words but great meaning…… And some of the persons whom i really admire have been Gulzaar Saab, Javed Akhtar, Anand Bakhshi, shailendra to name a few.

The latest name in my list is Prasoon Joshi. Yes the very same Prasoon Joshi who boggled our minds with ads like NDTV India (“Sach dikhate hain hum”), Saffola (“Abhi to main jawan hoon“) LG, Marico, Perfetti (Alpenliebe, Chloromint), Coke (“Thanda matlab Coca Cola”) and of course, his crowning glory — the paanch rupaiya campaigns for Coke with Aamir Khan.

And a very rare transition from ad world to Lyrics….. Prasoon kept his trademark, boggling the minds, by writing lyrics like,

Aye saala. . .
Abhi bahi hua yakin, Ki aag hai mujh me kahin,

Suraj ko main nigal gaya, khicha khicha machal gaya
Roobarooo. . . . . Roshni hai. . .

Who can think of writing suraj ko main nigal gaya….. and can u imagne chand sifarish karega???

Chand sifarish jo karta humari, Deta wo tuko bata
Sharm o haya ke parde gira ke, karni hai humko khata. . .

ofcourse the brilliance was also in Music, singing and acting too… but nothing as compared to lyrics. . .

And who can for get Taare zammen Par….

Tujhe sab hai pata hai na maa…..

Is the title disturbing you??

well it points to the song from the latest movie Thoda Pyar Thoda Magic. . . Nihal Ho Gaya . .

Thoda pyar thoda Magic

Here’s the lyrics….

seedhi sapat zindagi bawaal ho gayi
seedhi sapat zindagi bawaal ho gayi
teri ek nazar se, teri ek nazar se
teri ek nazar se zindagi nihal ho gayi
nihal ho gayi, nihal ho gayi

teri ek nazar se zindagi nihal ho gayi
jisko main bheed kehta tha wo log ho gaye
jisko sadak samajhta tha wo raah ho gayi
chamakti aasma mein gol cheez chaand ho gayi

teri ek nazar se, teri ek nazar se

daaliyon mein jhoomte wo rang phool ho gaye
khushbuon se saans saans maalamal ho gayi
teri ek nazar se zindagi nihal ho gayi
nihal ho gayi …… nihal ho gayi
teri ek nazar se zindagi nihal ho gayi

ek hawa jo paas aayi to jhonka kaha use
paani jo barasne laga rimjhim kaha use
hothon ke mudne ko muskurana kaha

ho teri ek nazar se, teri ek nazar se

badla mahina to naya mausam kaha use
sur naya naya nai nai si taal ho gayi
ho teri ek nazar se zindagi nihal ho gayi
nihal ho gayi…. nihal ho gayi
teri ek nazar se zindagi nihal ho gayi

seedhi sapat zindagi bawaal ho gayi
seedhi sapat zindagi bawaal ho gayi
ho teri ek nazar se zindagi nihal ho gayi
nihal ho gayi…… nihal ho gayi
teri ek nazar se ….
teri ek nazar se ….
teri ek nazar se zindagi nihal ho gayi

WOWWWW!! what a song… what a feeling.. and what beautiful thought!!!! Hats off Prasoon Joshi!!! I haven’t met him, but would like to meet him once for sure…..!! mean while sharing a pic of my friend, Dhanaji with him…..

Watch out for the audio in my next post!!!

Bye. . . .


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Play your cards well

This is really a very interesting story. I hope you enjoy! 

A wealthy man took his faithful pet Dachshund dog . One day, the dachshund starts chasing butterflies and before long the dachshund discovers that he is lost. Wandering about, he notices a leopard heading rapidly in his direction with the obvious intention of having lunch.

The dachshund thinks, “I’m in deep trouble now!”

Then he noticed some bones on the ground close by and immediately settles down to chew on the bones with his back to the approaching cat.  Just as the leopard is about to leap, the dachshund exclaims loudly, 
“Boy, that was one delicious leopard. I wonder if there are any more around here.” 

Hearing this, the Leopard halts his attack in mid-stride, as a look of  terror comes over him, and slinks away into the trees. “Whew,” says the leopard.

“That was close. That dachshund nearly had me.” 

Meanwhile, a monkey who had been watching the whole scene from a nearby  tree figures he can put this knowledge to good use and trade it for protection from the leopard. So, off he goes. But the dachshund saw him heading after   the Leopard with great speed, and figured that something must be up.

The monkey soon catches up with the Leopard, spills the beans and strikes a  deal for himself with the leopard. The leopard is furious at being made a  fool of and says, “Here monkey, hop on my back and see what’s going to happen to that conniving canine.”

Now the dachshund sees the leopard coming with the monkey on his back and thinks “What am I going to do now?” But  instead of running, the dog sits down with his back to his attackers, pretending he hasn’t seen them yet…. and just when they get close enough to hear, the dachshund says…………………..

“Where’s that damn monkey? I sent him off half an hour ago to bring me another leopard.” 

Life consists not in holding good cards, but in playing those you hold well……………………………..

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The Indian animation industry today stands at Rs 12 billion, and is projected to grow to Rs 42 billion by 2009. Animation in India is currently riding on two key factors – a large base of highly skilled labour, and low cost of production. While the industry is gaining prominence steadily, several important factors such as the government’s role in supporting the animation industry, producing original content locally, and the importance of training, will steer the industry to greater heights. .

A study by NASSCOM forecasts that the global animation market will generate revenues worth $50-70 billion by 2005. Animation production from Indian producers is expected to go up from $0.6 billion in 2001 to $ 1.5 billion by 2005.

However, the corporate view is a little different. “There is not much work happening on the 3D animation front in India. Mostly it is on 2D. One of the major hurdles that we are experiencing in India is shortage of required skills for this industry,” says SS Dahiya, chairman and managing director, Compudyne Winfosystems Ltd.

Animation Movies in India: Animated feature films in India may finally be coming of age — song, dance, stars and all.

IT STARTED SMALL. Minuscule in fact. Standing high atop his animation studio empire, Walt Disney famously said, “I hope we don’t lose sight of one thing — that it was all started by a mouse.” Cut to Diwali 2005, along with the blockbuster releases starring assorted Kapoors, Khans and Kumars, there was an ambitious animated film called Hanuman. It had no stars and was ostensibly meant for children, but it went on to generate returns that the rest of the season’s releases would envy. More significantly perhaps, it opened a door, spawning a generation of producers, who saw an untapped market in the Indian film space.

Film producers are ushering in a wave of animation and special effects based movies to cash in on the passion for visual fantasy of a younger audience.

More on Ghatothkach, Dashavatar & Mahayodha Raam in next post. 

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Golden rules for finding your life partner by Dov Heller, M.A.

When it comes to making the decision about choosing a life partner, no one wants to make a mistake. Yet, with a divorce rate of close to 50%, it appears that many are making serious mistakes in their approach to
finding Mr./Miss. Right!

If you ask most couples who are engaged why they’re getting married, they’ll say: “We’re in love”; I believe this is the ..1 mistake people make when they date. Choosing a life partner should never be based on
love. Though this may sound “not politically correct“, there’s a profound truth here.

Love is not the basis for getting married. Rather, love is the result of a good marriage. When the other ingredients are right, then the love will come.

Let me say it again: “You can’t build a lifetime relationship on love alone“; You need a lot more!!!

Here are five questions you must ask yourself if you’re serious aboutfinding and keeping a life partner.

QUESTION ..1: Do we share a common life purpose?
Why is this so important? Let me put it this way: If you’re married for 20 or 30 years, that’s a long time to live with someone. What do you plan to do with each other all that time? Travel, eat and jog together? You need to share something deeper and more meaningful. You need a common life purpose.
Two things can happen in a marriage:
(1) You can grow together, or
(2)you can grow apart.

50% of the people out there are growing apart. To make a marriage work, you need to know what you want out of life! Bottom line; marry someone who wants the same thing.
QUESTION ..2: Do I feel safe expressing my feelings and thoughts with this person?
This question goes to the core of the quality of your relationship. Feeling safe means you can communicate openly with this person. The basis of having good communication is trust – i.e. trust that I won’t get “punished”; or hurt for expressing my honest thoughts and feelings. A colleague of mine defines an abusive person as someone with whom you feel afraid to express your thoughts and feelings. Be honest with yourself on this one. Make sure you feel emotionally safe with the person you plan to marry.
QUESTION ..3: Is he/she a mensch?
A mensch is someone who is a refined and sensitive person. How can you test? Here are some suggestions. Do they work on personal growth on a regular basis? Are they serious about improving themselves? A teacher of mine defines a good person as “someone who is always striving to be good and do the right “;. So ask about your significant other: What do
they do with their time? Is this person materialistic? Usually a materialistic person is not someone whose top priority is character refinement.

There are essentially two types of people in the world:
(1) People who are dedicated to personal growth and
(2) people who are dedicated to seeking comfort.

Someone whose goal in life is to be comfortable will put personal comfort ahead of doing the right thing. You need to knowthat before walking down the aisle.
QUESTION ..4: How does he/she treat other people?
The one most important thing that makes any relationship work is theability to give. By giving, we mean the ability to give another personpleasure.

Ask: Is this someone who enjoys giving pleasure to others or are they wrapped up in themselves and self- absorbed?
To measure this, think about the following: How do they treat people whom they do not have to be nice to, such as waiters, bus boys, taxi drivers, etc.. How do they treat their parents and siblings? Do they have gratitude and appreciation?

If they don’t have gratitude for the people who have given them everything; can you do nearly as much for them? You can be sure that someone, who treats others poorly, will eventually treat you poorly as  well.
QUESTION ..5: Is there anything I’m hoping to change about this person after we’re married?
Too many people make the mistake of marrying someone with the intention of trying to “improve”; them after they’re married. As a colleague of mine puts it: “You can probably expect someone to change after marriage for the worse” If you cannot fully accept this person
the way they are now, then you are not ready to marry them.

In conclusion, dating doesn’t have to be difficult and treacherous. The key is to try leading a little more with your head and less with your heart. It pays to be as objective as possible when you are dating; to be sure to ask questions that will help you get to the key issues. Falling in love is a great feeling, but when you wake up with a ring on your finger, you don’t want to find yourself in trouble or in a mess because you didn’t do your homework. Do you ?

Another perspective…
There are some people in your life that need to be loved from a distance.. It’s amazing what you can accomplish when you let go of or at least minimize your time with draining, negative, incompatible,
not-going anywhere relationships. Observe the relationships around you.

Pay attention…Which ones lift and which ones lean?

Which ones encourage and which ones discourage?

Which ones are on a path of growth uphill and which ones are going downhill?

When you leave certain people do you feel better or feel worse?

Which ones always have drama/ fake or don’t really understand, know, or appreciate you or just time pass?

The more you seek quality, respect, growth, peace of mind, love and truth around you…the easier it will become for you to decide who gets to sit in the front row and who should be moved to the balcony of
your life.
An African proverb states, “Before you get married, keep both eyes open, and after you marry, close one eye”; Before you get involved and make a commitment to someone, don’t let lust, desperation, immaturity,
ignorance, pressure from others or a low self-esteem make you blind to warning signs. Keep your eyes open, and don’t fool yourself that you can change someone or that what you see as faults aren’t really that

Do you bring out the best in each other?

Do you compliment and compromise with each other, or do you compete, compare and control?

What do you bring to the relationship?

Do you bring past relationships, past hurt, past mistrust, past pain?

You can’t take someone to the altar to alter them. You can’t make someone love you or make someone stay.

Never waste your time on a person who tries to  fool around / or mess with you.

If you develop self-esteem, spiritual discernment, and “a life”; you won’t find yourself making someone else responsible for your happiness or responsible for your pain. Seeking status, sex, and security are the wrong reasons to be in a relationship.

7. DAILY EXCHANGES (meal, shared activity, hug, call, touch, notes, etc.)

If these qualities are missing, the relationship will erode as resentment withdrawal, abuse, neglect, and dishonesty; and pain will replace. 

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