It’s been days since I am thinking of posting about music. Today I got right time when one of my favorite movie score won Oscars. Yup, The Slumdog Millionaire. The passion for music made me write this post. My collection of music is growing and growing and growing. There is no restriction of language when it comes to music. I listen to music in many languages and it is a global language. Language is not a barrier for a music buff. Though Hindi, Marathi and English makes most of my music, I do listen to Tamil, Telugu, Kannada and Konkani music. Not all of it I understand but still it leaves effect on me. If the song is sad song without knowing the meaning of a single word the feeling comes to me. If the song is romantic then it leaves that effect.This is the beauty of music. It is not just me, ask any true music lover. You’ll get a similar reply.
For the past few month I’ve lost my interest in music. The reason is the quality of music. Now a days it is very difficult to find a good combination of lyrics and music which together forms music. And if at all a song has good music it fails on lyrics side. It hurts when you find lyrics killing a song. I don’t want to give examples here. The current hot genre is the Rap music. It sounds good in some tracks but otherwise it is not at all good on ears. This is my opinion. You may be one of the greatest rap follower or rap fan. But not me. A good lyrics also helps a song to get popular.
My passion for music started when I entered the college. Within a year I became an avid Rock fan. I used to listen to a lot of variety from Linkin Park, Limp Bizkit, Metallica, Nirvana, Sepulatara, and some other selected tracks from various composers. It all started with “Wherever I may roam” by Metallica. “In the end” remains my favorite rock track. The lines “I tried so hard and got so far, In the end it doesn’t even matter” pictured my life at that stage. (Yeah you guessed it right. The Back papers..:P).During that stage I got my favorite track “Stuck in a moment” by U2 and another one “Walking Away” by Craig David. I get goosebumps when I recall those moments and but feel proud I got out of those successfully. Music played a big role in that. Music has the soothing effect which can heal many wounds not cured by any medicine.
To make this post the longest post so far in my blog, I am adding a list of my favorites track.
1) Zindagi Ke Safar Mein – Kishore Kumar
2) Aanewala Pal – Kishore Kumar
3) Main Zindagi Ka Sath – Mohd. rafi
4) Chukar Mere Man Ko – Kishore Kumar
5) Tere Bin Jeena Nahi – Bali Brahmabhatt
1) Stuck In A Moment – U2
2) In The End – Linkin Park
3) Walking Away – Craig david
4) Nothing’s Gonna Change My Love – George Benson
5) Be With you – Enrique Iglesias
It’s difficult to control that list and I somehow did that. Yeah I am great. It is indeed difficult to choose when you have zillions of songs. There are many more which I love to listen. I cannot list all of them here. Keep listening to music. I hope you were doing the same while reading this…
When you are learning language, pay attention to grammar. Those were the words of my English teacher. No guesses for what I did. I ignored and here I stand before you with my poor grammar skills. I knew this when I started this blog and I thought I’ll improve. I have improved to some extent. That’s enough. Now about the “And”. Sorry for ruining the lyrics of that rocking track by Linkin Park. That tops my favorites list.
What to do? I couldn’t think of any better title. This “And” became my topic when I was having conversation on twitter. One tweet appeared on my twitter homepage.
“If you were to spell out numbers, how far would you need to count to find the first letter A?”
I knew the answer and I replied “thousand”. And one twitter replied with “one hundred and one”. Now comes the confusion. Which one is correct? I knew it was “thousand” but the one who asked the question got confused. Moral is “Having bad grammar helps you to stay away from confusion”.
Improper grammar leads to funny incidents also. It can be embarrassing if you don’t take things lightly. (I am very serious kind of person. Don’t make fun of me.) Take this candidate’s application :
“This has reference to your advertisement calling for a ‘typist and an accountant – Male or Female’. As I am both for the past several years and I can handle both, I am applying for the post.”
When I was in college, there was a legendary workshop supervisor. His English was very bad. In the first workshop class he said “Machine the on”. It took all the courage and effort in the world to stop myself from laughing. I’ll never forget this incidence.
This post is just for fun and not at all to show my hate or love towards English. It will be always the language which is my mother tongue. I just took this as a challenge to write a post from a simple ignorable tweet. Oh!! And to clarify all the doubts about the riddle. In the end the “And” doesn’t matter.
I cannot say “Till my next grammatical mistake”. It will be in the next post itself. So I’ll say,
Till English is a funny language…
Question: Which is the most used language in this world?
Answer: Chinese. No English. No Hindi…
The fight goes on. Question remains unanswered. Most used language changes according to time. So what is the correct answer of this question? Personally I feel it is Binary language. Don’t laugh.( Actually you should 😀 ) It is the truth. I cannot prove it statistically and I am not writing this to prove this also.
Just to convince you a little bit. What is the language of computer? It is not the one you are writing or your operating system is running. It is Binary language. Just ones and zeros that add, subtract, divide, multiply and give you the results. There may be thousands of languages around the world. People speak different languages but computer speaks only one languages. I don’t have to further tell you how much computers are used in today’s word. Do I?
Decades ago, There was nothing digital. Everything analog which creates noise and need more maintenance. This mostly applies to communication field but not limited to. After the discovery of diodes and triodes, the world started moving towards a digital age. All analog things started to be replaced by digital ones. Much of them proved to be more efficient. Now many of us hate analog things. Just as an example.. Do you prefer digital camera or analog? Bike with digital odometer or analog?
We are moving towards a digital globe. Soon everything you think will turn to digital. Not everything actually. But most of the things. It has already started. It may seem that we are making progress by going digital, it may not be true. Analog has an edge that it can be controlled by the one who drives it. When it’s digital you can’t say. You may not have control over that. I like some things digital and it includes my watch also. But the classy analog watch is still the best.
I am not at all trying to make you stop from buying anything digital. Just remember, tomorrow the robot washing your clothes may wash them with you inside the cloth.
While reading some documents I came across this word. As you already know how good I am at English, This is a new word added to my dictionary. The attraction towards the first three letters of this word made me to write this post. My earlier Entrecard image showcased that. Then I changed it as I don’t wanted to be a democrat. Neither the elephant to clarify myself.
I don’t want to write much about the first three letters. Reason is as stated above. Take the next three letters ‘ess’. They are pronounced similar to first three. Am I right? I need to learn more about pronunciations. It’s funny that ‘ass’ and ‘ess’ sound similar. First has meanings and lots of uses but the second one is meaningless.
Unexpectedly I am somehow improving my English. Whenever I find such word, the first thing I do is Google the word. That gives me it’s meaning and examples on how to use in sentences. Learning doesn’t seem to stop. The reading I do is so much that I add a word everyday to my word database.
I remember the lessons I used to get in my high school. The breaking of word into smaller words and trying to interpret their meanings by our teacher. Now imagine this word at that time. I can hear an interpretation coming from my high school time to now. My teacher is explaining…
“If we take ‘ass’ out from this….”
I’m not talking about the TV show. I’m talking about the language. The voice that comes out of you mouth. I don’t know how many of you are proud of your language. But I am. I love my language and I don’t like when someone comments bad about it. The country I live, India, speaks more than 1600 languages. That is a big number. But majority of India speaks Hindi. And it is the official language of India. This is the language which unites most of the country.
But in the recent years this language is getting polluted. The reason is the language I’m writing this blog. Yes it’s English. You’ll hardly find any conversation which is done without a word from English. Even at home, where you mother tounge should be prominent, you find that English words are being used. I don’t say stop using English completely, But rather use your language more than English.
In India whenever you speak in English people look at you in a different way. They see you as a scholar. They think you know a lot and you have good knowledge. So if you are a dumba** and would like to have good impression, Then speak in English. For the past three years I’ve been trying to clean what I speak. I’ve successfully removed most of the English words I use in three languages I speak most. I was able to do this with lots of reading in those languages. Continue reading →