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I am alive

Hie,

How is 2013 going so far?

Presently, anything that I am crossing by is ‘new’ for me. With frequently changing cities apart from weather differences, I am occupied with cleaning, packing, moving, unpacking and then starting again with cleaning process these. Checking out my old notes on my first computer, I got a treasure, hidden in this old computer hard disk from nearly a decade.

My dad gifted me a computer , the one with big and bulky  white screen covered behind a screen guard, big CPU which required a decent cooling system in the room keyboard  with big keys

The Neil Diamond Collection

The Neil Diamond Collection (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

producing music every time you touch them (ouch !! touch-me-not beauties) on my birthday. I was in my primary school and thus my play time was for limited hours every evening. Those days I recall my motto was to listen new songs, improve my verbal English, learn using computer and speed up typing.  I came up with the solution, to play English songs on computer, open a notepad and start typing as the song play.

Here are the lyrics from a beautiful song written by Neil Diamond perfect for a fresh start of a brand new year dedicate to a great life , enjoy !!

I am alive

I am alive

Take a walk

You can hardly breathe the air

Look around

It’s a hard life everywhere

People talk

But they never really care

On the street

There is a feeling of despair

But everyday

There is a brand new baby on

Everyday

There is a sun to keep you warm

Its alright, I am alive

Take of your life

What its got to give

I am alive

Everybody

Look here

I am alive

I am alive

So , what are you waiting for gear up your energies, raise your chin , smile a bit , wear  bring-it-on attitude and chant ‘I am alive’

Be happy , Stay Blessed

Happy 2013

Saakshi

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7 steps towards a happier you

Ever wonder few good habits can make you walk the aisle of happiness?

I am a wanderer, restless, person who is in continuous search of finding the other, the better, the happier side of me. I promised myself that this year (2012), I will take care of myself at the highest priority. This is my bit ……

Follow these 7 steps to lead a happy, satisfied life.

 7 Steps to a happier you

Step 1 : Sleep .

We have our jobs to do , we have our social life to manage and we also have our family to give some time to. I always try but fail to do all that stuff in 16 hours a day; if I save 8 hours of sleep. So when I am scrambling to meet all these demands, it’s too casual of me to cut down my savings and spend them on never ending to-do lists.

Whatever, you do. Whenever you manage to do. Please DO sleep on time and for at least – 8 hours. I am no doctor who can explain you the benefits/power of sleep or be able to aware you about sleeping disorders; but can request you to think twice on your sleeping habits. Even minimal sleep loss takes a toll on your mood, energy, efficiency, conscious and ability to handle stress.

How frequently you charge your smart phones?

Step 2 : Punctuality

My work is my elixir and punctuality is one of its parameter. Try to be organized and be on time. The more you give respect to time the more you will be stress free. And while working in a service industry, you can imagine the demons of deadlines and meetings.

My mom always tell me since my childhood , to do things on time otherwise I will forget (short term memory loss 🙂 ), don’t have any clue what’s the source but I still follow this. Organize your work and prioritize it, believe me you won’t forgot those small notes , files ,no missing attachments in e-mails , and interestingly not even your lunch.

Remember, Intime , when time is currency.

Step 3 : Music

Let me clarify to all those, who don’t skip any chance to scold me when I listen loud music with earphones on (oh by the way they are always on , even now!) I know it may lead to health issues. Music helps me to focus, and freshen up, inspires me and sometimes it’s the only thing that gives me a company when I am alone. Music is Sanity.

So let me rephrase – Music is the secret of my energy.

Step 4: Walk

I love it and those who know me can swear on my stamina. Walk few steps for your life. They will give you the time you always wanted for yourself. Even doctors say walk 10,000 steps a day are actually steps to a healthier life. For my lazy days, I take bus no 11 to get back to my place.

A walk to , remember !!

Step 5: Show gratitude

Thank you”. You may have no idea what these two words can do to someone , your kind words of appreciation can make their day , give them a new hope , make them smile.

 Recall the vedio of “Kuch to hua hai” from Kal Ho Na Ho.

Thank you all for being with me till here , I am left with only 2 steps now 🙂

Step 6 : Strangers

Gone are the days when they say, don’t interact with strangers. We have twitter now. A simple # (Shift + 3, simple isn’t) can connect you to the ‘strangers’ with similar concerns. Be honest, don’t you like when someone from other part of the world retweet (RT) yours or reach you with a solution? Similar with facebook likes and shares.

Try coming out of this virtual world and interact strangers in real. Helping someone with the route, crossing the road or to park the car will surely bring a smile on their face as well as yours.

Some sort of my inner gratification.

Step 7: Peace

Have you ever thought of spending few minutes with yourself? Peace is something we all long for. I am NOT advocating listening music, or reading a book or watching a television, by peace I mean do nothing and relax silently.

For me late nights are wonderfully tranquil.  No phone calls, no interruptions. I like the feeling of knowing that nobody is trying to reach me at that hour.

Inner peace will bring the positive vibe to keep you happy as long as you wish !

Stay Happy,

Saakshi

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Best 15 love songs on my playlist (Side B : Hindi)

Here , is the anticipated top 15 love songs (my favorite) playlist in Hindi.

Actually this list is endless (I have to stop somewhere!), I  grew up listening to these hindi songs. This list consists of songs that pronounce endless and selfless love.

Needless to say , the list is not in any particular order.

  1. Rehna tu –Film : Delhi 6

 ð  A beautiful song by Oscar winning A R Rehman. Try it on a  guitar or a violin or on the keyboard , it only spreads love.

 “haath thaam chalana ho, toh dono ke daaye haath sang kaise,ek daaya hoga ek baaya hoga,tham le, haath yeh thaam le, chalna hai sang thaam le,rehna tu, hai jaisa tu,thoda sa dard tu, thoda sukun”  

 2. Pehla Nasha –Film : Jo Jeeta Wohi SIkandar

 ð  Classic Song. Being in love means – day dreaming, jumping over  benches, swinging in air, throwing  notes in air, smiling and dancing like never before; living in the world but lost in love.

This one dedicated to all first time lovers 🙂

Udta hi firoon in hawaon mein kahin, Ya main jhool jaoon in ghataon mein kahin, Ek kar doon aasmaan zameen, Kaho yaaron kya karoon kya nahin……… Usne baat ki kuchh aise dhang se, Sapne de gaya vo hazaaron range ke, Reh jaoon jaise main haar ke, Aur choome vo mujhe pyaar se ” 

3. Suno na –Film : Jhankar Beats

 ð  When telepathy grows stronger than words.

 “Door ho kar bhi door tum nahin ho, paas ho lekin paas kyon nahin ho,….tanha tanha sama, mehki mehki hawa

 4. Dil kya kare  – Remixed version : Shaan  (Film : Julie)

 ð  My favorite since childhood,. Original is good, but the remixed version by Shaan is awesome.

dil kyaa kare jab kisee se, kisee ko pyaar ho jaaye, jaane kahaa kab kisee ko, kisee se pyaar ho jaaye,unchee  unchee diwaaron see, is duniyaan kee rasme, naa kuchh tere bas mein jyoolee, naa kuchh mere bas me” 

5. Deewana tera – Singer : Sonu Nigam

 ð  Sonu Nigam gave back to back romantic albums – Deewana , Jaan , Yaad etc, this is my favorite.  Sing like …Deeeewannaaaa teraaaaaaaa tujhe hi bulaeeee …..

 “  Yaad teri aane lagi,jaan jaane lagi hai, Ho ke juda kyun tu mujhe, aazmane lagi hai, Yeh bhi to soch le dil hai sheesha mera, Jaane kab toot jaaye

 6. Woh pehli baar – Film : Pyaar mei kabhi kabhi

 ð  Oh , that college love !! 🙂 🙂  I am sure, it would be on favorite list of most of you. Just walk hand in hand, while listening to the song .

 “Teri aankhon mein jannat basake chala, Teri zulfon ki chhaaon mein chalta chala, Tere neinon mein chein tere labh pe khushi, Tujhko hi main mohabbat bana ke chala

 7. Pal pal dil ke paas tum rehti ho – Film : Black Mail

ð  I love old songs , all of Kishore Kumar’s and Mohd . Rafi’s but this number , has something special 🙂  Add some personal touch to it , dedicate this to your beloved on a long drive.

 “Har Shyam Aankhon Par,Tera Aanchal Lehraye,Har Raat Yaadon Ki,Baarat Le AayeMaein Saans Leta Hoon,Teri Khushboo Aati Hai,Ek Mehka Mehka Sa ,Paigham Laati HaiMeri Dil Ki Dhadkan Bhi, Tere Geet Gaati Hai, Pal Pal … 

8. Tum ho – Film : Rockstar

ð  No doubt Mohit Chauhan has given incredible romantic numbers since silk route (remember : dooba dooba rehta hun) , this track from Rockstar, touches my heart. First 9 sec …awesome….divine.

 “Tum ho..,Mere liye,Mere liye,Ho tum yoon..,Khud ko mein,Haar gaya tumko,Tumko main jeeta hoon……..,Kahin se..,Kahin ko..bhi,Aao bewajah chale,Pooche bina kisi se,Hum mile..,Bandishein naa rahin,Koi baaki..,Tum ho..”

 9. Dil Ibaadat  – Film : Tum Mile

 ð  It’s my observation ,Emran Hashmi’s songs are always far too good. This one is more realistic and appropriate for all ages. Feel young  🙂

Baahon mein de bas jaane, Seene mein de chup jaane, Tujh bhin main jaaoon toh kahaan, Tujhse hai mujhko pane, Yaadon ke woh nazraane, Ik jinpe hak ho bas mera

 10. Guzarish – Film : Gajni

 ð  When this film was released, my cousin says it’s an essay . To me it’s an ecstasy.

Kehde tu haan to zindagi,Jharno se choot ke hassegi,Moti honge moti rahon mein..Yeah yeah yeah,Tu meri adhoori pyaas pyaas

 11. Tum se hi – Film : Jab we met

 ð  Want that spark back. For  soulmates; looking into each other eyes , cherishing the moments in each others arms 🙂

Aadha Sa Wada Kabhi, Aadhe Se Jayada Kabhi, Jee Chaahe Kar Lu Is Tarah Wafa Ka, Chhode Na Chhoote Kabhi, Tode Na Tute Kabhi,Jo Dhaga Tumse Jud Gaya Wafa Ka, Main Tera Sarmaya Hoon, Jo Main Ban Paya Hoon, Tumse Hi

 12. Baaatein kuch ankahee si – Film : Life in a metro

 ð  Looking for a way to express your undying love …. This will help you.

 “keh de mujhse dil mein kya hai, aisa bhi kya guroor, tujhko bhi toh ho raha hai thoda asar jaroor, yeh khaamoshi jine na de, koi toh baat ho, wo wo o o o o o…….., shaayad yahi hai pyaar 
 

13. . Hey Shona – Film :  Tara Rum Pum

 ð  For that sugar coated confession of love 😉

 “Tumhein Pata To Hoga, Tum Hi Pe Main Fida Hoon, Tumhein Hai Jab Se Chaha, Hawaon Mein Udta Hoon, Tum Hi Mere har Pal Mein, Tum Aaj Mein Tum Kal Mein, Hey Shona Hey Shona “ 

14.   Kehta hai pal pal tumse  – Film : Major Saab

ð   The simplest way to say it all.

Hum Tum Tum Hum Ban Ke Rahein, Hum Raaz Humsafar, Shikwa Kare Na Koi, Ek Duje Se Umr Bhar, Pyaar Hamara Ho Aisa Ke, Dekhe Ye Zamaana, Pyaar Kiya To Nibhana

 15: Kuch na kaho , kuch bhi na kaho – Film : 1942 A Love Story

ð  Have you ever heard , non verbal communications strengthen  the bond.

Aur is pal mein koi nahin hai, Bas ek main hoon, bas ek tum ho, Kuch na kaho, kuch bhi na kaho, Kya kehna hai, kya sunna hai, Mujhko pata hai, tumko pata hai, Samay ka yeh pal tham sa gaya hai, Aur is pal mein koi nahin hai, Bas ek main hoon, bas ek tum ho

 PS : For non hindi readers, I tried to translate these  lyrics in english, but I stopped myself. I realised I am ruining the beauty of songs. Few words (in different languages) depict emotions more strongly.

Love,

Saakshi

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Best 15 love songs on my playlist (Side A : English)

Here is my list of top 15 love songs of all time.  Make a playlist, and enjoy them back to back. You will be amused by the environment they going to make 😉

All of them are my favorites with powerful lyrics and soothing music;  listed in no particular order.

I request you to have patience this is a bit long. 🙂

1. I wanna grow old with you . Singer : Westlife

ð  This is an ultimate song. Perfect one to dedicate to someone special; in return endless love guaranteed.

Another day  , without your smile……… I wanna grow old with you …..I wanna die lying in your arms , I wanna grow old with you  , I wanna be looking in your eyes , I wanna be there for you , Sharing everything you do , I wanna grow old with you .”

2.  It must be love – Singer : Enrique Iglesias

ð  Play the song , you will get the feeling with the start up beat only. The loving (read seducing) voice has his own charm.  If you can relate to it – you must be in love.

Do you know you control, every single breath I take….. It must be love baby, Coz it’s killing me looking in your eyes, It must be love coz, Every time you walk away I just fall apart

3. Lost inside your love . Singer : Enrique Iglesias

ð  Melodramatic , but romantic (girls will agree 🙂 )

Now one is the key, two is the door, Three is the path that will lead us to four, Five is the time you kidnap my mind , Into ecstasy

4.  Hero  –  Singer : Enrique Iglesias

ð  This song has been placed in top 100 songs of last century. For Enrique Lovers it’s an anthem.

Would you swear, That you’ll always be mine? Or would you lie? Would you run and hide? Am I in too deep? Have I lost my mind? I don’t care, you’re here tonight

5. You are still the one – Singer : Shania Twain

ð  There is a story behind this song. Media speculated Shania’s marriage to much older Lange was for her career benefit. This song was the answer to their criticism.

They said “I bet they’ll never make it” , But just look at us holding on, We’re still together still going strong….You’re still the one I run to, The one that I belong to, You’re still the one I want for life, You’re still the one I love, The only one I dream of You’re still the one I kiss good night ….

 6. Could I have this kiss forever– Singer : Enrique Iglesias and Whitney Hosutan

ð  I first heard this song when I was in class XII , and since then in love with it. The magic of Whitney Houston and Enrique is amazing. Listen this on a candle light dinner , just you two 🙂

I don’t want any night to go by, Without you by my side, I just want all my days, Spend being next to you, Lived for just loving you , And baby, oh by the way…… Could I hold you for a lifetime, Could I look into your eyes, Could I have this night to share this night together, Could I hold you close beside me, Could I hold you for all time, Could I could I have this kiss forever ,Could I could I have this kiss forever, forever ”

Maybe (Enrique Iglesias song)

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7. Everything I Do , I Do it for you – Singer : Bryan Adams

ð  Don’t tell me this song is not worth this list. I can’t help it, it’s Bryan Adams ! (by the way , we happen to share our birthday date 🙂 )

Look into my eyes, you will see ,What you mean to me, Search your heart, search your soul, And when you find me there you’ll search no more, Don’t tell me it’s not worth tryin’ for, You can’t tell me it’s not worth dyin’ for, You know it’s true, Everything I do, I do it for you

8. Stand By Me – Singer : John Lennon

ð  That’s the beauty of the song, being copied / revised by so many singers. Even we have a Bollywood version of it, featured in SRK’s Ra.One.

When the night has come, And the land is dark, And the moon is the only light we’ll see, No I won’t be afraid, no I won’t be afraid, Just as long as you stand, stand by me  “

 9. I will be there for you – Singer : Backstreet Boys

ð  Larger than life lyrics which every girl wants to listen in that way.

Don’t say a word, I understand, You wanna know if I’m still your man, Girl can’t you tell by the touch of my hand ………. Don’t ever doubt, Your trust in me, I’ll give you my heart, So honestly, Deep in my soul, Baby, you’ll find a dream, I’ll never change, Girl, I promise you

10. When you say nothing at all – Singer : Ronan Keating

ð  Lovely lyrics lovely video. It says it all.

All day long, I can hear people, Talking out loud, But when you hold me near, You drown out the crowd, Try as they may, They could never define, What’s been said, Between your Heart and mine  …………… The smile on your face, The truth in your eyes, The touch of your hand, Let’s me know, That you need me

11. My heart will go on. – Singer : Celine Dion .

ð  Does this need an explanation, every time I hear this track ,oops , it’s ‘heartbeat’ , I am in tears

Love can touch us one time, And last for a lifetime, And never let go till we’re gone

12. Truly Madly Deeply – Singer : Savage Gardens

ð  For that teenage love, full of emotions and dreams. Truly madly deeply in love.

I want to stand with you on a mountain, I want to bathe with you in the sea, I want to live like this forever, Until the sky falls down on me.”

13. Words – Singer:  Boyzon

ð  Depiction of selfless love, it’s only words I have (as a blogger, yupzz …..it’s only words)

Talk in everlasting words , And dedicate them all to me , And I will give you all my life
I’m here if you should call to me  ……….. This world has lost its glory , Let’s start a brand new story , Now my love , You think that I don’t even mean
 ”

14. May be – Singer : Enrique Iglesias

ð For that adrenaline rush, may be he wants to come back , may be he doesn’t. It’s Enrique , it has to be my favorite. After all he is my first love..

If I had one single wish, I’d go back to, The moment I kissed you goodbye, No matter how hard I try
I can’t live, Without you in my life, Maybe you’ll say, You still want me, Maybe you’ll say, That you don’t, Maybe we said, It was over, But baby I can’t let you go
 ”

15. Here I am.-Singer : Bryan Adams

ð  Here I am this is me … the power and effect of lyrics , ‘here I am’ is my whats app and skype status , and I have introduced myself in my one of my previous blogs ‘this is me’.

Here we are we’ve just begun ,And after all this time our time has come ,Ya here we are still goin’ strong ,Right here in the place where we belong ,Here I am next to you ,And suddenly the world is all brand new ,Here I am where I’m gonna stay ,Now there’s nothin standin in our way ,Here I am this is me

Hope you love these songs , the way I do. Your playlist is always welcome 🙂

Best 15 love songs on my playlist (Side B : Hindi ), will be out soon.

Never fall in love ; Rise in love ,

Saakshi

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Songs – Sanity or Sinfulness

This is a shortcut that entertainment industry is practicing these days to attract mass – immense hype. For movies it’s ok , we have certifications but what about songs ?

I am talking about the much hyped and played Deepika’s item number – Mit Jaye gum (Dum Maro Dum).

Play the song beats are awesome, catchy and shocking lyrics. Play it again to listen it carefully. Yes with the popular original melodious chanting “hare Krishna hare Rama” words are raunchy and if you by mistake happen to listen it with family or even your younger siblings they are humiliating.

We have moral police pressing siren for leading lady dressing in movies or few sensuous scenes or at times for complete movie, but why not for songs. If advertisements can be banned, then why not these cheap/crap/raunchy songs can be? Controversy was created on a word from Aaja Nachley ,2009. Now a full song is released full of vulgarity. What censor board is doing? Songs like Mit jaye gum should be passed with Adult Certificate only. They are not pleasing rather give pain to ears and guilt. Guilt because it reflects the mental state of society. Are we actually???

Seductive songs were made in past also. But please understand there is a difference in being seducing and cheap.  Seducing can be just like expressing any other emotions but no excuses for cheap. Long back in 1986 Madhuri’s item number create such sensation – Choli ki peeche from Khalnayak. Reasons were given, that it depicts the words from a dancer and would audience expects a bar dancer type woman singing soft songs in front of a terrorist.

Few more songs that should be passed with “Adult only certificate” are

Pyaar do pyaar lo (Thankyou)

Tinku jiya (Yamla Pagla Diwana)

Kaat ke rakh dunga (Love Sex aur Dhokha)

Dum laga (Dil Dosti etc)

Khada hain khada hain (Andaz 1993)

I am looking forward to hear your views about it. For me such songs are sinful not sanity.

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