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A Song Expressing True Emotions…. December 31, 2007

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Words have so much power. Some times some things which are not otherwise expressible are so easily expressed by just few words. All the feelings, happiness, sadness, love,betrayal , everything is explained by them. Those who give shape to feelings through their words are the most amazing people. But words alone some times don’t say it all.  They need a voice to be their companion and express that pain which is hidden in those words. Anyone can sing but not anyone can express that feeling of a broken heart, feelings of some one who have lost his/her everything for the sake of his/her love and still have got only tears in return. That melodious voice, that soulful voice comes to some chosen few. Sabar Koti is among those very few Punjabi singers who has made his mark with his soulful singing. If there is a soulful song, a song that has to represent pain, tears, Sabar Koti makes the lyrics come alive with his so intense and deep voice. I am listening to his songs from so long and every time I hear them, they feel so fresh, so alive.  That’s the beauty of the singing of Sabar Koti.
Though there are a lot of songs which have been sung by numerous singers around the world but not all have done justice for the feelings of that lost lover who got tears from no one else but his/her own love. I blogged about one too which is sung by Shael, Hiriye.  Like this one, there are and there will be so many other songs and lyrics which will try to express the same but its not possible that every one can bring that pain out by his singing. In the crowd of billions of songs like these, very few really touch your heart and soul so deep that they become immortal. Their words, their tunes , doesn’t matter when you hear, where you hear, always leaves you mesmerized. One such song sung by Sabar Koti I listened today after so long time and it left me mesmerized once again just like the first time when I heard it.
Sabar Koti has sung this song almost 10 years back and it was one of the very first hits of him. But even after so long when you hear this song this sounds as fresh and as much new as it was 10 plus years back. This song is the combination of the most soulful voice and the most heart touching lyrics which have done complete justice in expressing the feelings of a guy who have lost everything for his love but in the last , his love only left him alone to wander in this cruel with nothing but his tears.
You can listen the song on YouTube here. The video of it also is very unique as it has a little talk in the starting. The talk between the hero( in black shirt) who is sitting  along with his friend( in striped shirt) and the emotions on the hero’s face at the last dialogue tells the entire story and reveals that deep pain that he is going through. This song’s lyrics and the starting conversation both are in Punjabi. I shall explain their meaning in English in a while. Here is the conversation first in Punjabi:
Friend>> Dekh main tera dost aan dushman in. Tere bhale di gall kardan.Meri gal mann, bhul ja usnu.
Hero>>(With fake smile) Chal chhad yaar, koi hor gal kar.
Friend>> Kujh tan soch, tainu is taran murjhaya vekh ke teri maa te ki beetdi hougi.Nale kinna chir usi gall nu chukk ke firi jayenga. Eh jindagi badi lambi hai mere yaar.Yaadan de sahare in katdi.
Hero>> Bas yaar hun tan pyar to vishwas jeha uth gaya!
And here are the lyrics in Punjabi:
kaun kare aitbar kise te, eh beitabri duniya!
Pair Pair te dhokhe dindi,eh jaalim sari duniya!
Socheya na dil lan ton pehlan,apna aap guwan to pehlan!
Asin besamjhe dil la ke dil te ade rahe,
Oh mausam wangu badal gaye ji asin rukhan wangu khade rahe!
Sade dil diyan kachian kanda ton chah ban ban color girde rahe,
Koi gahak na mileya aina da lai galiyo gali firde rahe!
Kakhan wangar rul gaye, sooli chade rahe!
Oh mausam wangu badal gaye ji asin rukhan wangu khade rahe!
Oh mausam wangu badal gaye ji asin rukhan wangu khade rahe!
Ranjhe ne jehdian hoyian is sade nal hoyian oh thaggian,
Ki kariye maan preetan te,jehian laggina jehian chahe na laggian!
Sade naal mukaddar lagda lade rahe!
Oh mausam wangu badal gaye ji asin rukhan wangu khade rahe!
Oh mausam wangu badal gaye ji asin rukhan wangu khade rahe!
Eh ishq de fatt awalle ne asin bade lukaye lukade hi nai,
Pind purowal de shayar oye asin mukk challe gam mukadde hi nai!
Do naina de sagar hai har pal hade rahe!
Oh mausam wangu badal gaye ji asin rukhan wangu khade rahe!
Oh mausam wangu badal gaye ji asin rukhan wangu khade rahe!(repeat)
 
And here is the meaning of the conversation first in English:
Friend>> Look I am not enemy, I am your friend. For you own good only I am saying this, just forget her.
Hero>> (With fake smile)Leave it buddy. Lets talk about some thing else.
Friend>> Just think my friend. How would your mom be feeling by looking you like this. And for how long you would carry this pain with you? This life is so long buddy. It doesn’t get pass by memories.
Hero>> My dear, I just have lost my  faith on love.
And now the lyrics in English are:
How can one rely on some one, this whole world is untrustable.
At every step this world betrays, this whole world is just so cruel and heartless!
I didn’t think for once even before falling in love, before losing myself for love!
Me stupid fell in love and without thinking anything else, stayed like in that only!
But she changed just like weathers do and I stood there only like immovable trees!
She changed….(repeat)
Like on wet walls, pain doesn’t stick, my emotions,happiness kept on breaking!
There is no buyer of these feelings,
I searched every corner,every street that I could find!
Like pebbles, I got kicked and like a slave got hanged!
She changed just like weathers do and I stood there only as immovable trees do!
She changed….(repeat)
The same betryals that happened with Ranjha,happened with me too!
On what I can proud on my love?There is nothing!
It seems that my own luck had a fight with me always!
She changed just like weathers do and I stood there only as immovable trees do!
She changed….(repeat)
These wounds of love are so weird, I tried to hide them so hard them but couldn’t!
My life has come to its end but these pains of love seems never ending!
This ocean of tears in these two eyes seems always flooded!
She changed just like weathers do and I stood there only as immovable trees do!
She changed….(repeat)
She changed….(repeat)
I am not sure that how much you would like this song and/or lyrics of it. If you wont its okay as to understand the beauty of flowers , their importance, one should not ask that person who have spent his/her entire life on bed of roses but from the one who have spent his/her life with thorns. Pain of love and the pain of the lyrics of this song can be truly understood only if one has loved and lost it. Those who break hearts, they wont be able to feel the pain of that person whom they have given tears for lifetime. Its just so easy to slap some one and say sorry but its not that easy to bear that pain and insult what that slap gives. Like that only, you need to have that pain inside you to feel the true meaning of these lyrics and the feelings they are trying to express.
These lines come into mind which are from a guy who loved and lost it for the sake of his love. These are in Hindi. I shall explain their meaning in a while:
Thukra ke usne mujhe kaha muskrao,
Maine muskra diya aakhir sawal uski khushi ka tha!
Maine khoya wo jo mera kabhi tha hi nahin,
Par usne khoya wo jo sirf usi ka tha!
And their meaning in English is :
She left me and asked me to smile,
I did smile as it was the question for her happiness!
I lost some one who was never mine,
But she lost the one who was only hers!
I shall conclude by saying this only that its not so easy to bear the pains of wounds of love. Partly because they don’t hurt the body but the soul which never gets cured once wounded and partly because they are not given by some one else but by that very person from whom one never expected. This reason alone is enough to make the wounds getting healed never.  I shall just say this that never hurt that person who loves you truly.  If you can’t see that whether some one who is crying in front of you, his/her tears are for real, if you are not able to care about some one’s love than its not the fault of that poor soul, its you who don’t know what is love and understand its importance.  If you can’t pick thorns from some one’s path then don’t spread more too. Love is the most precious gift one can ever get in his/her life, it changes lives. Let the change happen in some one’s life for good, don’t make falling in love with you some one’s worst nightmare. Remember, you never know, that very heart who could love more than anyone,anything else in this whole world,  you might have broken that only just now. That love for which you were waiting for your entire life time,might be lying in front of you buried beneath the pieces of that very broken heart only. You never know, just keep this in mind!

Don’t Know Why But…. December 30, 2007

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I am not in my senses I guess at the moment. I have not posted anything since past few days even though I am at home too. I don’t know why it is there but I am not feeling good. A deep feeling of pain is there but I don’t know for what? I am trying to read as much as I can my Oracle books to keep myself busy. But somehow I am not able to concentrate over them much too. May be I need a little fresh air and a little change. I shall try to get that as soon as possible.
 

AIOUG Is Finally Here…. December 28, 2007

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Yes and if you ask me, it was some thing for which I was waiting from a long long time. I am so glad that finally now official All India Oracle User Group has been established. And its also a part of  Asia Pacific Oracle User Group. I wish them all the very best with my best wishes and I hope they would benefit all the Oracle users in India a lot. Membership is on so if you are a dba, developer or even a student of Oracle , get yourself registered and make this a success. The membership at the moment is free but it will be having a membership fee later on but that’s very reasonable. Did I register myself? I don’t think you should ask that :-).

11g, A Little Naughty One…. December 27, 2007

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Well after the first date, things should become more smooth. At least all the misunderstandings should be clear right? I am afraid I am not able to say the same for this 11g database. I did install it quite without any pain and also worked over it for about 15 minutes. Said it bye in a nice manner with a hope in the heart that the next time, I shall be greeted by it with a smile. But I guess that’s not happening. All of a sudden Enterprise Manager is now not working. Despite installing the database again, the problem is still there. I am at the moment buried under the log files of EM. Hope I shall get some thing out of it. At the moment, 11g is behaving very naughty. Well so am I  so lets see who wins :-).And one last note, I don’t like losing ;-)!
 

11g, First Meet…. December 26, 2007

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Yup  I just installed Oracle database 11g. I did install it once before too but that was some thing which was done with more haste so lets not count it. This time its done with little more patience so we will call this as the first encounter or meeting with 11g. Hmm so my thoughts about it right? Well I have done the installation on a window xp box with C2D processor and 2gig of RAM so it got installed without any ooh-aah-ouch. Yeah couple of things have changed in the installation for example, it needs a new listener which is a mandatory component of installation. The Enterprise Manager gets installed with secure, HTTPS port. The database installation with Database Configuration Assistant(DBCA) has also got couple of changes. Now DBCA just installs the database with a combined setting for both SGA, PGA. The option is still there for individual settings but I guess that wont be recommended. Also there are some typical security settings and automatic maintenance task settings which are recommended by Oracle to be set. Its a little heavy in the installation what I felt. I yet have to start the technical playing with it which will explore more things. I have received a resource disk from Oracle for 11g which has got tons of videos, tutorials and so much more which will be helping me out in getting things. Its a great move by Oracle to make people understand the product better. So with the installation done, lets see now how things will go.  Fingers crossed!

So You Are Tuning Some Bad SQL Statements…. December 25, 2007

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Sql statement tuning is the hardest tuning I guess. Its having so many things to look after, the query itself, question which is asked for which the query is written, missing indexes , bad execution plan and the list goes on and on and on. So how can you be some what good in solving this impossible looking puzzle of statement tuning? Greg Rahn has posted a very good post for troubleshooting bad execution plans. Its a must read in my opinion as execution plan is like the x-ray report of your statement’s flow and by tuning how is your statement is going through, you can get the maximum performance! Have a read, its an excellent post!

License For Blogs…. December 25, 2007

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Blog is some thing which is about your self and what you feel about anything. And it is so much good to have as much readership as one can get for his/her blog. And this means that more and more people/sites/blog must spread what one writes. But does this mean that people are allowed to give their names to your work and take away that credit which is meant for you? Your work may inspire some one to do some thing better for his/her own work but this doesn’t mean that he/she should not give you the credit for the original thought process. At least an attribution to the original source of the content is must if not anything else. Now the issue is that if you are running your blog by yourself , means hosting it own on your own than you have full control as you are the owner of that domain under which your work is hosted. But how about free hostings like Blogger, Typepad, WordPress? What about them? What kind of control one can have over these free blogging sites? Though they are free but still there must be some mechanism to save your credits. So what do you think its a good point or not?Agreed with the points? If yes good but if not than you may be interested in reading that why bloggers should blog under some license ?
The answer comes from Creative Commons license which provides options of different licenses helping you to copyright your work which may be in any form , be it  text, pictures, music, blog in such a way that people are able to share your work without asking you but they have to attribute your name over it which will make sure that you will get the required credit what is must! The best part is CreativeCommons license is effective in the court too. So it means that with this, it is really assured that your work is safely copyrighted and if some one voilates the copyright than trouble may come for him/her.
CreativeCommons licenses are also available internationally. You can use your country and use the license which is covering your country specific jurisdiction. If you can’t find your country than don’t panic as it must be coming soon. For India, the jurisdiction site is here.
So what you think ? Let me know your comments,thoughts about it. If you ask me, I guess its a must.

Marry Xmas & Happy Holidays…. December 25, 2007

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I wish all of you marry Xmas! May god bless you with you his choicest blessings! Have great fun with your near and dear ones and enjoy the holidays.
I also have got holidays this time till 2nd week of January 2008 as there are no assignments I am having at the moment. So it means no travel, no tension about the programs. Well actually its fun so there is no big deal in all this too but still I have some time in my hand which I am planning to spend productively. Hopefully I shall be able to do what I have planned for these 2 weeks. Lets see.

Congrats Aman & Raman…. December 23, 2007

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A few months back, one of my closest friends, Amandeep and Raman become one from two to start a new beginning when they got engaged. Today was the day when they have finally tied the knot and got married. It was such a nice feeling to see some one so close getting married. It just feels like that was  yesterday when me and Amandeep met for the first time about 8 some years back when we joined in the same high school class. Amandeep was so much talkative and the first thought that came to my mind that how much this boy talks! I never knew at that time that this talkative boy only will become one of my closest pals, some one who is really close to me like a brother only, always there to give me his advice, support in what ever I need. And that young boy today became a man. Its an amazingly nice and satisfying feeling that my friend is going to start his new life and has also got such a good partner to share with him this journey of life. This is the picture of last year when Amandeep and Raman got engaged.
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And this is their snap today when they have got married. This was taken after the wedding ceremonies got over and cake was cut by them.
amandeep_raman
I wish Amandeep and Raman both a very happy married life.  I am so much happy for them today. May God give them his choicest blessings forever! Congrats Aman and Raman from the bottom of my heart! One more thing,if you are thinking that the 2nd snap is not so good and both Aman and Raman are looking a little different than for this the culprit is none other but me. Yes I only took this snap. There were a lot of movement and I tried my best to get the best shot but I don’t think I got much success. Sorry for this!
On a different note, my friend Gaurav who was there with me in the wedding took a few snaps of mine. I don’t normally wear shades but this time I did wear them for the travel. So here is me wearing dark shades and looking like a gangster.
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Hmm not so good if you ask me. You can see all three and the mastermind behind this, yes Gaurav too in those pics once you click on the snap :-). I am too much tired so I am off to bed now. I wont be getting much sleep after tomorrow for next couple of days too. So see you in the morning.  Adios!
 

Men & Women On ATM…. December 21, 2007

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I got this today in my mail. Needless to mention it made me smile. Now how much it is true, I don’t know the second half. Yes for the first half, it is indeed. As I found it good to have a smile so sharing it with you all here. The last point is the final kick. Have a read:
What guys do at ATM:
1. Pull up to ATM
2. Insert Card
3. Enter PIN
4. Take cash, card and receipt
5. Drive away
 
What gals do at ATM:
1. Pull up to ATM
2. Back up and pull forward to get closer
3. Shut off engine
4. Put keys in purse
5. Get out of car because you’re too far from machine
6. Hunt for card in purse
7. Insert card
8. Hunt in purse for grocery receipt with PIN written on it
9. Enter PIN
10. Study instructions
11. Hit “CANCEL”
12. Re-enter correct PIN
13. Check balance
14. Look for envelope
15. Look in purse for pen
16. Make out deposit slip
17. Endorse checks
18. Make deposit
19. Study instructions
20. Make cash withdrawal
21. Get in car
22. Check makeup
23. Look for keys
24. Start car
25. Check makeup
26. Start pulling away
27. Stop
28. Back up to machine
29. Get out of car
30. Take card and receipt
31. Get back in car
32. Put card in wallet
33. Put receipt in checkbook
34. Enter deposits and withdrawals in checkbook
35. Clear area in purse for wallet and checkbook
36. Check makeup
37. Put car in reverse
38. Put car in drive
39. Drive away from machine
40. Drive 3 miles
41. Release parking brake
So let  me know which one you find is more accurate? In my opinion both are :-).