Carriers (101 Words)

They filed down Main Street, stone-faced, pitiful, dragging their loads resolutely behind them.

“Who are they?” I asked someone.

“Carriers,” he said. “Odd bunch. Anything that hurt them goes in those packs.”

“Anything?”

“Look for yourself.”

Their packs overflowed with knives and glass shards, snakes, and cigarette packs.

Pins.

Needles.

Books stacked several rows deep.

A whole stove top.

Guns beyond counting.

“They carry all that weight their entire lives. Weird, right?”

I thought of the photo inside my wallet: her smile and wisps of loose hair around her temples.

“No,” I replied, slowly. “I don’t think it’s weird at all.”

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Source: Matt Spaetzel in 101words.org

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Coffee Is No Help…

At least it didn’t work for me. Try cracking these two:



Simple, eh? That was from Buzzfeed.

Here comes the second one:

Can you make a square by touching only one matchstick?

When you have had enough – I did no better – pls find the solutions in comments.

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Sure To Get You On Your Feet…

Not talking about the national anthem here.

The first is from that genius of a guy – O P Nayyar from 1958 and the second played by the glamour girl Sridevi in a comic piece, an iconic imitation of Chaplin, some thirty years later in 1987.

Movie: Howrah Bridge (1958) 

Song: Mera Naam Chin Chin Chu

Star cast: Ashok Kumar, Madhubala, K.N Singh, Helen, Dhumal, Om Parkesh, Kammo, Madan P, Sunder, Mehmood, Minu Mumtaz, Chaman Puri

Singer: Geeta Dutt

Music Director: O P Nayyar

Lyricist:  Qamar Jalalabadi

Directed and Produced by Shakti Samanta.

Tidbit: The ‘bad’ girl Helen’s first break into films!

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Movie: Mr. India (1987) 

Song: Hawa Hawai

Star cast: Anil Kapoor, Sridevi, Satish Kaushik, Amrish Puri, Annu Kapoor

Singer: Kavita Krishnamurthy

Music Director: Laxmikant-Pyarelal

Lyricist: Javed Akhtar

Director: Shekhar Kapur

Producer: Boney Kapoor

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Unforgettable Melodies

Movie: Anokhi Raat (1968) 

Song: Oh Re Taal Mile Nadi Ke Jal Mein

Star cast: Sanjeev Kumar, Zahida, Mukri

Singer: Mukesh

Music Director: Roshan

Lyricist: Indivar

Album:  Legends Mukesh- 4. Licensed to YouTube by saregama (on behalf of Saregama)

Tidbit: Roshan passed away before the movie was completed. Zahida, the heroine, is a niece of Nargis. 

Movie: Modern Girl (1961) 

Song: Ye Mausam Rangeen Sama

Star cast: Pradeep Kumar, Sayeeda Khan, Smriti Biswas

Singer: Mukesh, Suman Kalyanpur

Music Director: Ravi

Lyricist: Gulshan Bavra

Quality: Could be better. In the second half, the song is rendered once again, this time the sound is better. The song is too melodious to miss despite the quality issue. 

About sad end of Sayeeda Khan: The heroine of this movie was Sayeeda Khan (in the clip). There is very little known about her – she was a small time actress active in Bollywood in 1960’s; acted in a few movies: opposite Kishore Kumar in movies like “Crorepati” and “Apna Haath Jagannath”, with Manoj Kumar in “Honeymoon”. She married Brij Sadanah (producer of “Victoria no. 203”). In 1990, her husband killed Sayeeda Khan and their daughter, before killing himself. Luckily their son Kamal, who was not at home, survived. Kamal Sadanah later acted as hero in a movie called “Rang”. (Source: YouTube)

 

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What’s You?

vide: CockTale

Whatever you’re, both ‘This’ and ‘Not This’ are available to you in this single ‘truism’!!

Select by inserting the comma before or after ‘rarely’ :-)))

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A Race Unfinished?

Sanmargam

No school sports is complete without sack race:

Here are two maidens competing some 500 to 700 years ago:

From: Periyanayagi Amman temple at Devikapuram of Vijayanagara period (1336 – 1672). Source: Mohan Hariharan andRavichandran Kp

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Subashitha

Sanmargam

(Pithy sayings in Sanskrit)

सज्जनस्यहृदयं नवनीतं यद्वदन्ति कवयस्तदलीकम् ।

अन्यदेहविलसत्परितापात्सज्जनो द्रवति, नो नवनीतम् ॥

Poets say that the heart of a good man is like butter, but that is not correct.

The heat (frustration/sorrow/ etc.) residing in another body does not melt butter,

but it does melt the good man.

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Source: sanskritdocuments.org/doc_z_misc_subhaashita/subhaashhita_kedar.html?lang=sa and image from hsph.harvard.edu/magazine/magazine_article/is-butter-really-back/

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