Unforgettable Melodies

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‘Aankhon mein kya jee’ from Nau Do Gyarah (1957) sung by Kishore Kumar and Asha Bhosle. Stars: Dev Anand, Kalpana Kartik, Jeevan, Shashikala, Rashid Khan and Lalita Pawar. Music: S.D. Burman. Lyrics: Majrooh Sultanpuri. Director: Vijay Anand.

Video here.

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‘Masti Bhara Hai Sama’ from Parvarish (1958) sung by Lata Mangeshkar and Manna Dey. Stars: Raj Kapoor, Mala Sinha, Mehmood and Lalita Pawar. Music: Datta Ram. Director: S. Banerji.

Video here.

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‘Aansu Bhari Hai’ from Parvarish (1958) sung by Mukesh. Stars: Raj Kapoor, Mala Sinha, Mehmood and Lalita Pawar. Music: Datta Ram. Director: S. Banerji.

Video here.

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Chuckles For The Weekend

From A Joke A Day

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My Job As A Taxi Driver

Submitted by raza

I got fired from my job as a taxi driver…

It turns out my customers didn’t like it when I tried to go the extra mile.

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I Just Bought A Pig

Submitted by Henne

Two friends were chatting. “I’ve just bought a pig!” said the first.

“But where will you keep it?” asked the second. “Your yard’s much too small for a pig!”

“I’m going to keep it under my bed,” replied the first.

“But what about the smell?”

“He’ll soon get used to that.”

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Trying To Catch Up 

Submitted by mcdanijt

Cop: You know how fast you were going?

Guy: Sorry officer, I was just trying to catch up with traffic.

Cop: What traffic? The road is empty.

Guy: Yea, that’s how far behind I am.

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The Viola Student 

Submitted by D-Gellybean

The conductor turned to the viola student and said, “You should have taken up the viola earlier.” 

“Why?” asked the student. “Do you think the practice would have made me really good?”

“No,” said the conductor. “But you might have given up by now.”

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At Chennai International Airport

As we deplaned at the international airport at Chennai – it was a domestic flight from Mumbai – and made our way to collect our baggage, on both sides of the long walk we were treated to some delightfully eye-catching high-quality art-works – panels in relief, paintings, icons carved in wood…all drawing upon the rich cultural motifs of Tamil Nadu.

And that’s when our good old Murphy’s Law kicked in. Even if the gentleman had not said anything on the subject, I’m sure you’ll know what I mean. Here was art decked out in all its splendor pining for attention and adulation, and for crying out loud, my camera-cum-cell-phone rides in my wife’s handbag, about fifty feet in the lead. Lumbering along with a particularly heavy piece of cabin baggage, I had to be content merely ogling at these art pieces, telling myself may be next time…

Finally, caught up with the lady waiting for me to join at the entrance to the baggage hall.

I set my load on the floor and told her by gestures there was a pressing matter to attend that cannot keep..

Inside the toilet, I finished the business and then by sheer chance looked up.

And saw this:

The poster art, a civic initiative, by itself made sense as the city is presently reeling under severe water shortage this year. But its juxtaposition

May be it’s a brilliant move: Where/How else a message could get undivided attention for even up to a minute or more smack in the face of an audience helplessly glued to their station and at the same time in a relieved frame of mind 🙂

Retrieved my camera and took a shot of the art to ponder over the ways of those creative minds that worked on it – a perfect brain-food 🙂

And a small compensation for not ‘capturing’ those enchanting art pieces?

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Quantum Theory Supports It: ‘Distance Depends On Who Is Measuring!’

Far Is Near When…

Realtor Showing How Close The Site Is To…

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Near Goes Far When

Auto Driver Telling You How Far It Is And Hence His Charges…

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Archimedes, Take This: You Don’t Always Need A Lever To Move Things Around!

It is part of the routine morning walk – collecting flowers on the way, from plants jutting out over the peripheral fences/walls of apartment complexes lining the streets. No trespassing committed. And no one minds it’s only a few flowers.

The flowers are for offering at the temple and also for pooja at home, supplementing more fragrant ones like roses, jasmine, tulsi, sampangi, etc. bought from vendors.

Pinwheel flowers (Rajanigandha/Nishagandha) are the ones most commonly found at these places.  In season, they follow a cycle of about 3 days of blossoming in profusion followed by another 3 days of the next succession of buds to mature. Surprisingly the cycle seems to occur fairly synchronously across plants growing in different apartment complexes!

This was the first day of the blossoming cycle with just a few flowers peeking out here and there on the bushes. Even those ones and twos could not be missed out on the days when the collection ran thin.   

A heavy hand reached out to the thin stem of a solitary pinwheel flower appearing on one side of this bush. What followed…well, plucking was not to be!

The hand withdrew like it touched hot coals.

It wasn’t any muscle or machine power that caused the hand to go empty, moving back to where it belonged. Nor any ready-to-strike insect lurking around.

It was a mere butterfly…that flew in and settled on the lone flower, folding and unfolding its wings, uncoiling and sinking in its proboscis quite unmindful of the hand and its human.

What option then did the poor hand have but to get out of the way?

Since then the collection process stood modified to leave as much behind on the bush as was being taken.

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When Stooping Low Is Fine!

This is based on a snippet that appeared years, rather decades, ago in Reader’s Digest:

Scene: In a shopping aisle of a retail store

A cute old lady sighted a cheaper box of detergent, a brand sourced locally by the store and hence stocked on the top shelf – it was the industry practice. These local brands introduced at the initiative of the store managers usually do not have the budget for more favourable spots.

Not the lady in the anecdote though. See her in the clip below:-)

She went right up and pressing herself against the shelf, taking care not to topple merchandise off the lower shelves, and put out her hands. No luck, she was still many inches short. Raising her heels a little also did not help.

She stepped back in disappointment and stood there wondering what next.

Just then another customer, a tall man, seeing her brief struggle, walked down the aisle to her.

Looking at where her gaze went, he easily reached and pulled out the box from its high perch and handed it over. It was she needed just one.

The lady thanked him gratefully. Feeling compelled to do more, she turned to him:

“Would you be needing anything from here?”

She was pointing at the bottom shelves for him.

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While some encounters go like this:

or here.

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When An Unstoppable Force Meets An Immovable Object…A Deposition You Wouldn’t Want To Miss!

First, the story:

From a report filed by Laura Johnston, cleveland.com (edited for brevity and easier reading):

Cuyahoga County loses copier case; spent $55,000 in tax dollars on losing effort

Updated Feb 29, 2012; Posted Feb 29, 2012

CLEVELAND, Ohio — Cuyahoga County violated state law for two years by trying to charge more than $200,000 for CDs loaded with copies of property records, the Ohio Supreme Court ruled Wednesday.

The dispute dates to November 2010, when two title information companies sued then-county Recorder Lillian Greene over her policy of charging $2 a page for property records contained on a CD.

The companies argued the county must provide copies of master CDs — which the county makes each day to backup digital images of documents recorded — at cost, as required the state’s public records law.

Greene and her staff based their charges on a state law that requires a $2-per-page fee to photocopy or fax documents. Based on that law, they argued that CDs containing copies of 104,000 pages of records should cost $208,000.

“A copy is a copy is a copy,” attorney David Movius, whom the county hired to fight the suit, said last year.

The high court said in a 7-0 decision that the county must provide CDs of recorded deeds and mortgages for $1, ending a dispute that cost county taxpayers as much as $55,000 in legal fees and garnered international attention because of a county employee’s verbal acrobatics in defining the word “photocopier” during a deposition.

Greene was removed from office by a charter voters approved in 2009. But when county Executive Ed FitzGerald took office in January 2011, he continued to defend Greene’s position.

On Wednesday, county Law Director Majeed Makhlouf defended the decision to continue fighting the lawsuit, arguing that state law governing records is confusing.

“You needed clarity on the law,” Makhlouf said. “The county had already spent so much money. We thought, let’s get it clarified once and for all.”

But the seven Supreme Court justices found no confusion.

“There is no conflict, much less an irreconcilable one,” the court wrote in its opinion. “In cases in which photocopying physical pages of recorded documents is requested, a county recorder shall charge $2 per page… In cases in which CDs containing electronically recorded documents are requested, the county recorder shall charge the actual cost of the copies.”

The ruling says the county’s argument “lacks merit.”

The definition of photocopy was a highlight of the case.

Lawrence Patterson, then the acting head of information technology for the recorder’s division of the county fiscal office, testified that he could not say if photocopiers had ever been used in the office.

“When you say ‘photocopying machine,’ what do you mean?” asked Patterson, when questioned by Marburger.

Patterson still works for the county, making $65,000 a year.

Marburger said he was not exasperated in the least unlike his counterpart in the clip: “I actually wanted [Patterson] to keep up what I perceived as a charade. Once he chose the path that he took, I didn’t want a straight answer; I wanted him to keep it going. That was why I kept pushing over the course of 10 pages of transcript. To me, the testimony became too good to be true. It was perfect.”

He also said that Patterson wasn’t the slightest bit intimidated in real life. Marburger used the absurd testimony to win the case, and the court unanimously agreed that they only charge $1 per CD moving forward.

Now, for the deposition:

The video clip included below is a dramatization of the deposition verbatim!

If the clip does not show up, watch here:

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A few interesting user comments:

Warped #####: An argument so absurd it could have only happened in real life.

####### S-6: Wow! That was one of the longest Xerox commercials I’ve ever seen! If advertising was as good as this, it wouldn’t be so irritating! (Too bad it really wasn’t an Ad)

Cr####: This witness is perfect. Every defense attorney could only dream. What an apparatchik….dude understands the law better than the prosecutor.

######212000: Don’t worry guys. The lawyers weren’t really that upset. They charge over 500 dollars an hour…

#### Mission: And that’s why I murdered the witness, your honor!

Brik ####: pho·to·cop·i·er – Dictionary result for photocopier /ˈfōdōˌkäpēər/ noun a machine for making photocopies.

Naji###: This is also how my IT job feels like from time to time.

MR1#####: gas powered photocopier?

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Here’s a deposition of a different kind for you to enjoy:

If the clip does not appear, see it here. She speaks (gibberish) like she understood what her dad is telling her!

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