Aye mere pyaare watan

Aye mere pyaare watan aye mere bichhade chaman tuz pe dil kurbaan

too hee meree aarajoo, too hee meree aabaru, too hee meree jaan

tere daaman se jo aaye, un hawaaon ko salaam

choom loo main us jubaan ko jis pe aaye teraa naam

sab se pyaaree subah teree, sab se rangee teree shaam

maa kaa dil banake kabhee seene se lag jaataa hain too

aaur kabhee nanheesee betee ban ke yaad aataa hain too

jitanaa yaad aataa hain mujhko, utanaa tadapaataa hain too

chhodakar teree jameen ko door aa pahuche hain hum

fir bhee hain yehee tamannaa tere jarro kee kasam

hum jahaan paidaa huye, us jagah hee nikale ye dam

Aye mere pyaare watan aye mere bichhade chaman tuz pe dil kurbaan

too hee meree aarajoo, too hee meree aabaru, too hee meree jaan

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Why Do You Blog?

Q: If you’ve ever stopped blogging for a long period of time, or abandonded a blog, why did you?

I started the blog at the beginning of February 2005. Eleven posts and thirty days later I stopped and didn’t write another post for over a year. What was going through my head when I decided to quit? There was a little bit of “What do I know and who would want to read it?”, definitely. And I think I found the freedom of it very appealing on paper but scary in practice. I had worked for years as a writer, doing tech docs and marketing stuff. I was used to going through multiple drafts and reviews before publishing anything. A direct channel to the world made me feel sort of naked and unprotected. But eventually I started it up again because I felt like I was missing out on connecting with interesting people who were interested in some of the same stuff I was. This turned out to be absolutely true.

(dead link) Why indeed, Darren. Why indeed. (http://www.obviousness.net/2007/01/why-indeed-darren-why-indeed.html)

Girl Talk!

# Did you know kissing is healthy? # It’s good to cry.

# Chicken soup actually makes you feel better.

# 94% of boys would love it if you sent them flowers.

# Lying is actually unhealthy.

# Only apply mascara to your top lashes.

# It’s actually true, boys DO insult you when they like you!

# 89% of guys want YOU to make the 1st move.

# Ya but 99.99% of girls want guys to make the first move.

# Chocolate will make you feel better! # Most boys think it’s cute when you say the wrong thing.

# A good friend never judges. # A good foundation will hide hickeys! …not that you have any.

# Boys aren’t worth your tears

# We ALL love surprises!!

Number of iPhones

Apple will need to execute flawlessly. In units built and shipped, the iPhone launch will dwarf anything Apple has attempted. It plans to have 3 million iPhones ready for sale on June 29, two sources say. (Apple won’t comment.) And with its touch-screen keyboard, powerful battery-sapping processors, and a panoply of new applications, the iPhone is far more complex than the iPod. Glitches could lead to costly recalls and returns if buyers find the phone buggy or confusing. [[(dead link) via (http://www.businessweek.com/technology/content/jun2007/tc20070606_154290.htm?chan=top+news_top+news+index_top+story)]]

chocolate industy in Africa

“The chocolate industry is so secretive about their recipes that they don’t tell you what’s in the mix,” said one of the report’s researchers, who has assumed the alias Maria Lopez. “The consumer can pressure chocolate companies to put that information on the label so they know they are buying conflict-free chocolate.”

Chocoholics may be funding war in Africa