Life.. November 1, 2012Posted by Shafeeque in Uncategorized.
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When i started this blog back in 2006, my heart was broken. Which was the reason I named it Forbidden Dreams. After it got fixed or when i got used to it, i thought of changing the blog name a couple of times. May be I dint get a good name then, I never changed it. As the name the says, it seems my life is full of dreams that are forbidden for me.
You ‘re not alone November 1, 2012Posted by Shafeeque in Uncategorized.
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I know I ‘ve been ignoring you for an year at least. I pay you a visit when I am lost or someone lets me down. When the first drop of ink from my pen was spread on you, I never expected your pages will be turned 1,00,000 times. Congrats on you achievement. My gift to you on this occasion is a promise. I promise at least one new page will be added to you every month Jab Tak He Jaan (as long as I am alive).
Nenjodu Cherthu – Yuvvh (Malayalam and English lyrics) April 7, 2012Posted by Shafeeque in Music.
Tags: Lyrics, Malayalam, Nenjodu Cherthu, Yuvvh
Music is a real game changer. I ‘ve been really busy with my work and studies. Started having this feeling, I am all alone now. Memories fading out, friends moving away. Two days back, someone shared a video song that really changed my mood and mind. The song is viral on all major social networking sites. And the song is – Nenjodu Cherthu from the album Yuvvh marketed by Sony. I cant stop humming or listening to the song. Now that the lyrics is by-heart for me, I thought I will spend sometime writing about the song. Superb lyrics, Well composed, Nasriya at her best, Nivin looks good and best videography. I would give a 9 on 10(Now dont ask me, where did the 1 mark go. All judges are alike and I am a malayali ) . The below lyrics are for the budding singers who are busy googling for it.
Nenjodu cherthu Pattonnu paadaam,
Pattinte eenam neeyaanu…
Kaanathey kannil Ariyathey nenjil
Viriyunna chithram Neeyaanu..
Ee Paattin raaghamaai
Nee tharoo.. ee chithram varnmaaai..
Hridhayam Thookum paranayam
Nalki njanum nila sandhye..
Thirike nanayum mizhikal
Nalki neeyum engu maanju
Nenjodu cherthu Paattonnu paadaam..
Pattinte eenam neeyaanu..
Kaanathey kannil Ariyathey nenjil
Viriyunna chithram Neeyaanu..
Kaannaanayi Mohangal chirakadikkumbol
Snehathine kataayi enne thalodi
Mizhiyile mozhiyilum nin mugham maathramaayi
Kanavile kannilum nin niram maathram
Maayallae akale akale akale..
Nenjodu cherthu, Pattonnu paadaam,
Pattinte eenam neeyaanu…
chollaanayi kaavyangal ezhuthiyathellam
nin chundil pokkunna hinddholamaayi
Aazhiyum maariyum nin swaram maathrameki
Ninavile nizhalilum nite nishwaasam
Thedunnu arikil, Nee innu evide…
Nenjodu cherthu, Pattonnu paadaam
Pattinte eenam neeyaanu…
Kaanathey kannil oo hoo ho ooo
Viriyunna chithram oo hoo ooo
Edit: For english translation of the song, please refer to the comments. credits : George Thomas
2011 in review January 1, 2012Posted by Shafeeque in Uncategorized.
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The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2011 annual report for this blog.
Here’s an excerpt:
The concert hall at the Syndey Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 22,000 times in 2011. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 8 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.
How to open a Transcend External Hard Disk Drive August 3, 2011Posted by Shafeeque in Technology.
Tags: External Hard Disk, Service Manual, Transcend
I had this feeling that i am avoiding my blog for a while since i got the rank notification email from Indiblogger. My score dropped from 79 to 40(scoring model : higher the better). A month back one of my friend gave me a Transcend External Hard Drive (Storejet 25P) 250 GB to repair. When it comes to computer, Shafeeque is the first point of contact for all my friends . I did a warranty check and happily found that the HDD was under warranty. Took it to the service center in Cochin. Guy there checked on his computer and told me that only the case is manufactured by Transcend and they can only help me if I am ready to dismantle the HDD for them. We had a good talk over there a ,the case was escalated to two levels up. I spoke to a good for nothing zonal service manager who couldn’t do anything for me. After that I dumped the HDD somewhere.
Today while searching for a book, I got the hard disk from my cupboard. As my friend bought a new one, i got permission to do some experiments on the hard disk. The greatest challenge was opening the hard disk without breaking the casing.Googled for service manual and ended up in some websites selling HDD. So i decided to do trial and error method.
Removed the only screw that was on the front side of the Hard Disk and used the flat screw driver to pull the cover. I was able to open to the case, but ended up breaking the two plastic locks on the sides. After doing detailed check, the case was designed in slide to close method. Remove the screw first and then push the upper case in the direction marked. Please refer the image below for details on opening the case(click on the image to see the enlarged version)
Chinakkathoor Pooram 2011 February 17, 2011Posted by Shafeeque in Festivals, Friends, Palakkad, Personal.
Tags: Chinakkathoor Pooram, Festivals, Kerala, Myth, Ottapalam, Palakkad, Pooram, Valluvanad
Unlike past 4 years, I am free to roam around and celebrate pooram to the core this year.Chinakkathoor Pooram 2011 will be celebrated on friday 18th of February. I left my last employer back in December as I was planning to undergo some networking training. Though I completed training well, I couldnt find a company to start with. So i decided to continue the networking classes. I am very happy that, atleast this year i dont have to beg my boss for a two or three day leave stating some false reason. Last year pooram went extremely well that all my friends were there to accompany me. But this year, it is gonna be different or literally boring. I will have only few of them with me to enjoy as majority in my friend circle are outside the city for their bread and butter. One of them has dropped in today. Planning to have a blast with the limited resources as I am not sure if I will be here next year to enjoy.
I ve been saying about pooram and my non malayali readers or non Palakkadan readers will be wondering what pooram is. Pooram is a regional festival of Kerala. Pooram is mainly celebrated in the northern part of Kerala, mainly at the district of Thrissur and Palakkad. And Thrissur Pooram is the most famous pooram. Different pooram has different custom of Celebration Chinakkathoor Pooram is celebrated in Ottapalam or Valluvanad which is a sub distrcit of Palakkad. Chinakkathoor Kaavu(the temple) is located at Palappuram which is 5 kms away from Ottapalam and 29 Kms away fromPalakkad Town by road.
Pooram commences with Koothu and Pooram molayidal function happens ten days prior to the actual pooram. From the time Pooram molayidal happens, People start yelling for help (ayyayyo ayyayyo അയ്യയ്യോ അയ്യയ്യോ) which is there in the myths of Chinakkathoor Pooram. Though I asked my mom what this myth is all about, she also dont know the real story leading to this ayyayyo ayyayyo അയ്യയ്യോ അയ്യയ്യോ. I will do a separate post about this later once i get the clear picture from someone who knows about it.
Chinakkathoor Pooram is a very colorful festival.After the Pooram molayidal Poothan and Thira will visit each and every hindu houses of Valluvanad. I ve heard that Poothan Thira has also got som’e myth behind them. I did a googling for that got a wikipedia post. This is what it says “A typical Poothan Thira performance comprising mostly shouts and wild gestures. The duo is immensely popular amongst the natives and an essential part of the village festivals of the region. Poothan player usually wear in bright (usually red), tightly woven costumes embellished with gold-coloured trinkets. Their larger than life headdresses with peacock features and imposing masks with stick out tongues and eyes are sure to leave an unbelievable imagination to the viewer. Thira player wears semicircular black crown mounted on his head with symbols of the goddess embossed on the same. We can see may Thira players with extra ordinary acrobatic skills who make the performance a real treat to watch.” Nayadis a particular tribe of people also visit the homes singing their tribal songs. But I have heard them singing only one song and the lyrics goes like this “Naayaadi Naayaadi Chankara Naayaadi” accompanied by the special effects created by hitting two bamboo sticks.
The next custom is Parayeduppu. Velichapaadu who is believed to be the revealer of light, is a mediator between the deity and the devotees. ‘Velichappadu’ literally means ‘the one who throws light on any problems.’ Possessed by the deity, Velichappadu (oracle) dances in frenzy at the festivals in Bhagavati temples. Velichappadu visits each and every house to accept para( which is a vessel used to measure cereals) filled with paddy, Neyyappam, Plantain etc.
The next ceremony that comes next is Kuthirakku Thalavekkal. Many huge stuffed horse models are built using bamboo sticks(framework), Plantain leaves(stuffing). Each horse depicts a soldier of army. Once they are done with the body building fixing the head of Kuthirakku Thala Vekkal happens. Valluvanad is divided in to different Desams or villages and all of them have their own troups of this horse armies. On the pooram day people carry this horses to Chinakkathoor Temple and performs the Kuthirakali. This horses compete with each other the pooram ground. The one who throws or lifts the horse the highest is believed to be the best player. Pooram starts with the horse rally which always starts in between 1 PM and 2PM. The Horse rally or Kuthira pooram is followed by the Aanapooram or Tusker Rally. After the kuthirapooram and Aana pooram fireworks happens at the temple ground. Though majority of people leave after the fire works all of them come back to the ground by early morning for the pakalpooram.
I know i havent given the right justice to this post. Though I want to write more about this, I am really exhausted today. By the time i sleep you can go through the snaps of previous pooram on the link below
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2010 in review January 2, 2011Posted by Shafeeque in Blog.
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The stats helper monkeys at WordPress.com mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health:
The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads Wow.
About 3 million people visit the Taj Mahal every year. This blog was viewed about 43,000 times in 2010. If it were the Taj Mahal, it would take about 5 days for that many people to see it.
In 2010, there were 31 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 58 posts. There were 34 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 6mb. That’s about 3 pictures per month.
The busiest day of the year was August 9th with 1 views. The most popular post that day was Craziest Facts that Everyone Must Read.
Where did they come from?
The top referring sites in 2010 were mail.yahoo.com, mail.live.com, mail.google.com, freemail.hu, and rediffmail.com.
Some visitors came searching, mostly for nokia 5800, nokia n900, laziness, n900, and vaaranam aayiram.
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Craziest Facts that Everyone Must Read July 2010
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Airtel Version 2.0 November 13, 2010Posted by Shafeeque in Airtel, Techn.
Tags: Airtel, Logo Change, Mobile, New Logo
Telecom giant and biggest telecom service provider Bharathi Airtel is undergoing a big change in its logo. Many telecom discussion forums states that it seems to be inspired from Zain telecom of Africa which Airtel acquired recently. Reports says that the official logo release will take place in another one week. Since Airtel is spreading its roots to all parts of the planet, they are planning for a uniform logo. Zain telecom of Africa will be rebranded as Airtel very soon. Airtel is planning to spend almost Rs. 300 crore globally to welcome the new brand identity. As of now Airtel has got its service in India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Seychells and Africa.
This is how the recharge cards are gonna be:
Image Courtesy: Telecom Talk
Get AVG internet Security 2011 free for One year October 11, 2010Posted by Shafeeque in Giveaway, Uncategorized.
Tags: AVG, Free Giveaway, internet Security
AVG is giving away one year license of AVG internet security 2011 worth $54.99 for free. You just need to fill in your email address and Full Name on the page and download the trial now and then itself. Within one month of activation of the product AVG will email you a free licence for one year which is worth $54.99 in the common market. I am using the product right now, I reco it is worth $100. Dont miss your chance.Check AVG official page for details
Compixels Giveaway for India September 25, 2010Posted by Shafeeque in Giveaway.
Participating and winning prizes free through various giveaways and contests are always fun. Though many free giveaway campaigns are running on internet, around 99% of them are only reserved to US legal residents. And now compixels (the best page for non geeks for info on latest apps findings, software and hardware reviews, tricks and tips_ has came with a very new exciting giveway which is exclusively for legal residents of India.Prizes include A nikon 12 MP camera or creative 5.1 sub woofer or HP Deskjet(I will always opt for a Camera). Unless like any other giveways, lotteries or bids you dont have to spend a single paise for participating. Just make use of your social networking accounts like twitter,facebook,google reader,delicious,stumbleupon or you can even blog about it and increase your chances of winning prizes. For more details please visit http://compixels.com/1900/giveaway-win-nikon-12-mp-digital-cam-and-pringoo-com-geeky-tees
Post updated on07 Oct 2010 :
And Happy to inform you all that I won a Geeky Tee from the compixels giveway!!