Monday, December 29, 2008

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

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Sunday, August 17, 2008

QUIZ #11

Dear Friends

You are the driver of a two seater coupe. You have been requested to take 3 passengers to their hotel. Ponting will be picked up from the nightclub , as you can see in the drawing, indicated by the red-light area (of shading). Harbhajan and Murali will be picked up from the "Spinners Academy" which happens to be just next to the Nightclub.

The main problem, as indicated by an answer to this question, Harbhajan does not get along with Ponting and Ponting does not get along with Murali, so you can never leave 2 contentious individuals at the same place, either at the hotel or at the pick-up spot.

How then do you transport the customers?

Is there a way? Remember, you can only transport one passenger at a time. What will be your strategy?



Saturday, August 16, 2008

Mare bane ki baat na puchho

Qawwali (Urdu/Persian: قوٌالی; Punjabi/Multani: ਖ਼ਵ੍ਵਾਲੀ, قوٌالی; Brajbhasha/Hindi: क़व्वाली) is a form of Sufi devotional music popular on the Indian subcontinent (India and Pakistan).

It's a vibrant musical tradition that stretches back more than 700 years. Originally performed mainly at Sunni Sufi shrines throughout the subcontinent, it has also gained mainstream popularity.


Munshi Raziuddin Ahmed Khan (1912 - 2003) was a renowned Pakistani Qawwali and classical musician in India and Pakistan and a researcher of music.

He belongs to the best-known gharana of Qawwali, Qawwal Bachchon Ka Gharana of Delhi.

Initially, he performed in the court of the Nizam of Hyderabad. However, after the fall of Hyderabad, he moved to Pakistan.

In 1956, he formed Munshi Raziuddin, Manzoor Niazi & Brothers, along with his cousins, Bahauddin Qawwal and Manzoor Niazi.

This ensemble lasted until 1966. After 1966, Munshi Raziuddin turned to solo work, forming his own Qawwali party, and was successful until his death. Munshi Raziuddin was succeeded by his sons, Fareed Ayaz and Abu Muhammad, who perform as Fareed Ayaz Qawwal.

For more information please read this excellent write up by by Saeed Malik, "Qawwali loses a golden voice" - DAWN (July 20, 2003):

Renowned qawwali singer Munshi Raziuddin died in Karachi on July 2, 2003. He was 84. Born in Delhi in 1919, Raziuddin was the grandson of Ustad Umroa Khan, the court musician of the largest princely state of the subcontinent, Hyderabad Deccan.He learnt the rudiments of classical music first from his older brother Abdul Hameed Khan and later his paternal uncle Abdul Karim Khan. Finally, he became a pupil of his brother-in-law Ustad Sardar Khan Dehliwale, who was the grandson of Mian Qutab Bakhsh alias Taan Rus Khan, the court musician of Bahadhur Shah Zafar, last Mughal king of Muslim India.

After completing his training in classical vocalization, he joined Deccan Radio of Osmania State, which he served for several years with distinction. He also served as a member of the Board of Selection (of new artists) constituted by All India Radio.

Other members of the Board were such distinguished luminaries of the music world as Pundit Ratanjanker, Ustad Mushtaq Husain Khan and Ustad Wilayat Husain Khan. Dr. Balkrishna V. Keskar, the then information minister of India, tried to persuade him to stay on in the country but Raziuddin, who wanted to join his family members in Karachi, chose to take up permanent residence in Pakistan where he founded a qawwal party.

It consisted mostly of the immediate members of his family and a few shagirds or students.In a meeting about six months ago in Lahore, I inquired about the suffix of Munshi with his name. He disclosed that since he had succeeded in earning the degree of a Munshi Fazil (Honours in Urdu) at a relatively young age, he was considered a well read man in the family, most of whom wanted him to write the asthai-antaras of the raagas for them in his Urdu handwriting, which was considered beautiful."Thus I became the 'official' scribe for several members of my family who later started calling me Munshi," he said with a glint of pride in his eyes.

Besides being the leader of a frontline qawwal party of Pakistan, Munshi Raziuddin was an excellent classical vocalist and a competent teacher. Music was in his blood. It was the profession of his ancestors that went back several generations. One of his sons-in-law, Ustad Naseeruddin Saami and his sons are well-known classical singers of Pakistan who set up a music academy in Lahore recently.It is said that a good qawwal has to be a good classical vocalist as well to remain in the creative forefront. The point has been well substantiated by several renowned qawwal parties before and after the division of British India.

The late Munshi Raziuddin Qawwal was known for his command over the art of qawwali, as well as classical vocalization, a demonstration of which he made in a programme at the Lahore Arts Council a few months ago. He claimed to have in his repertoire hundreds of asthai-antaras (compositions) of different raagas.


His in-depth knowledge of the theoretical and practical aspects of music and qawwali earned the late Munshi another approbation. He was regarded as the walking encyclopaedia of music by a large number of professional musicians in both Pakistan and India.

The same qawwali being sung by him:


His sons:

Shehryar Khan introduces Farid Ayaz and Abu Muhammad :

Sufi Qawwali sung by Farid Ayaz and Abu Muhammad from Karachi, Pakistan. They sing the poetry of Amir Khusrau in Urdu, Purbi and Farsi.

Hailing from Pakistan, Farid Ayaz and Brothers are distinguished torchbearers of Qawwali, the extraordinary devotional music first brought to the hearts and minds of Western audiences by their countryman, the late great Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan.

Qawwali is the devotional music of Sufism, meaning Way of the Heart, and draws on many centuries of Islamic poetry in a journey into the passionate, ecstatic world of the Sufi mystics.
Aided by their chorus of singers and accompaniments from tabla, dholak and harmonium, the qawwali's principal singers Farid Ayaz and Abu Mohammed draw their audience into a transcendental world of passionate love songs.

From the tranquil, meditative opening statements, the music slowly takes on a brilliant rhythmic intensity.

Saturday, August 9, 2008

Friday, August 8, 2008

Remembering home

Dear Friends,

We all love our home. Here are some beautiful songs . The first two were posted in
OURMEHFIL by two of my friends from India Rajiv and Ashish.

I hope you like these songs. They are touching.


I would also like to post this song from John Denver. Friends if you know of other songs you think are as beautiful please do send me their link.


Thank you

Rehman of Multan

Monday, July 28, 2008

Parveen Babi or Donna Summer

2 great songs sung, performed by 2 lovely ladies


Saturday, July 26, 2008

Dear Rabbits
These are some interesting videos on rabbits:

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Who is greater ?

Who is greater ? The flame or the flies that hover round the flame and burn themselves?

(Between Shama (flame) and Parwana (the flies who hover around a flame), the insignificant Parwana that dies always wins in greatness).

Here's why:

(observe the beautiful traditional Mughal costumes)








By igniting itself in front of the gathering,

the Fire-fly proved that its name was the synonym of "faithfulness"

Even after death it could not seperate itself from the flames

Its ashes flying in the smoke bear testimony of its faith

Many people are consumed in their own flames,

But, the firefly lit itself in his love for the flame!

-------- thanks Rehman

Overheard at a coffee shop

Overheard at a coffee shop

Friends this is a conversation I overheard at a street-side coffee shop!

Please click on the image for a better view!

Saturday, July 19, 2008

A Chance Meeting -2

This is the continuation of the incident in part I of the story. In case you have missed it it is here:

Briefly, it is about an incident that I had long forgotten! Apparently, it was an incident that somebody never forgot!

Sometimes, small things we do can have major impact on people around us.

As always I will highly appreciate your comments !

Please click on the pictures to get a better view!

Friday, July 18, 2008

A chance meeting Part 1

A chance meeting - 1

This was a chance meeting I had with someone I met long ago in college.

Please click on the image to get a better view.

Part II soon to come......................................

(please remember to give it a Digg, if you could find this story interesting to come back for PartII)


Thursday, July 17, 2008

One day after dinner

I showed some of the photographs of my travels to Reena during a dinner invitation.

Please click on the images to get a better view !

(P.S. I will highly value your comments ! Thank you)

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Our Mehfil, setting it up

Rehman converses with server administrators Mr Cee and Madam Lisa

Dear friends,

Today I conversed with server administrators from the province of California to set up our own room #OurMehfil.

I am enclosing some of our conversations as an example, to show the great capabilities in this type of communication. Several examples of commands were shown to me by the excellent and polite computer experts from Silicon Valley.

The very stately looking character wearing a Fez hat is yours truly, the fashionable lady in the picture is Madam Lisa!


Our Mefil -


Sunday, July 13, 2008

Length of the bat

What would be the length of the bat for this wicket?

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Colour (color) and shape test

Friends this is a colour and shape test. Look at these carefully and choose the one that is most appealing to you. I shall post the interpretation after you have all finished and the question is closed.

Wait and admire these shapes before you choose. This test was designed by Univ. of California.


Rehman of Multan



Tuesday, July 8, 2008


What does this make you think of ?
Respond immediately


Sunday, July 6, 2008

One day in a train

Dear Friends,

In public transport we often experience unusual incidents.

A person carrying a chimpanzee in a train is unusual, but a person falling asleep over you is commonplace.

Do you think there was something unusual about my experience on this train ride?





























Saturday, July 5, 2008

Question on offensive exchange in the yahoo answers (cricket section)

Brief History:

I became a member of the Yahoo answers sometime in October or November 2007. At that point of time test match series between India and Australia was going on. Then came the Second Test in the Indian cricket team's tour of Australia for the 2007/08 summer. It was a controversial Test cricket match played over five days at the Sydney Cricket Ground from January 2 to January 6, 2008. Australia won the match by 122 runs with minutes to spare at the end of the fifth day.

I happened to see this match streaming on my laptop....unfortunately, I must add. To be impartial I would recommend that you read the details of this match here:,_2007-08_Border-Gavaskar_Trophy

Without taking sides I would say that this match was something I had never witnessed before and perhaps would never want to witness again. It created an international furore, with the members of the Australian cricket team especially their captain Rickey Ponting drawing brunt of the flak.

I am quoting directly from Wikipedia, drawing your attention to the International outrage:

"International reaction

Former Pakistani fast bowler Wasim Akram lashed out against the "hypocritical" Australians for reporting Harbhajan, despite being known for their sledging[10] and despite a rumoured pre-series agreement not to refer to Symonds, Australia's only dark skinned player, using the word "monkey" as Indian cricket fans had done in their recent home series.[53] Akram further attacked them by calling them the "worst sledgers" in the world and labeling them as "cry babies":
We did not behave like cry babies and drag it to the officials … They do it constantly and much more than anyone else, so how they can go out and complain about other teams, I don't know.
Wasim Akram, former Pakistani cricket player[10]

Indian officials further went on to claim that because "monkey" was not a derogatory word in India it was acceptable.[33] India lodged a counter claim against Brad Hogg for use of the word "bastard" against two of their players before later withdrawing the charge.

Rashid Latif, a former Pakistani cricketer who was accused of being a racist to Adam Gilchrist during the 2003 Cricket World Cup, also defended Harbhajan, saying that Singh had temper problems but was otherwise a good person:

He has a short temper, he needs to control his emotions. He is a good guy, but he has some kind of problem with his temper. I think (Harbhajan) should have been given a warning on the field and if he does say something again, then give him a ban for two or three matches...All of these things should stay on the field, it is better for the game.
Rashid Latif, former Pakistani cricket player.[54]

John Morrison, former New Zealand spin-bowler accused Australians of "running off to the teacher", while his fellow team-mate Dipak Patel said that he had been called "a lot worse than a monkey".[55]

Harsha Bhogle, an Indian commentator of the channel Star Cricket said during the commentary when the game ended:
Australia Won! But did they deserve it?

During the Clarke's claimed catch and when Ponting held up his finger, Sunil Gavaskar said:
Why is Mr. Benson asking a person who didn't walk off when he was caught behind at 14, and it couldn't be possible that you are lying when you are batting and true while you are fielding, That is Nonsense! Utter Nonsense! I am sorry Mr. Benson, you got it all wrong

Christopher Martin-Jenkins, chief cricket correspondent for The Times in the United Kingdom defended the "righteous indignation of India's players" and suggested that the BCCI's adamance to give the issue the necessary publicity has been better for the game. Martin-Jenkins also described Australia as the "nonpareils of world sledging" and expressed the view that Michael Clarke would not be as good a future captain as Mike Hussey based on Clarke's decision to stand his ground after being caught at first slip.[56]

Former player and match referee Clive Lloyd commenting on Steve Bucknor not umpiring in the next test match in a BBC Radio 5 Live interview said:

You wonder what confidence this gives umpires. What happens now if Billy Bowden makes a few mistakes?[57]

Former England cricketer and current Channel Nine commentator Tony Greig, whose comments on air were criticised by Ricky Ponting stood by his observations saying:

I stand by what I said about the declaration. If the umpires had got it right (and Rahul Dravid had not been incorrectly given out caught behind) Ricky would have been found out on the declaration.
Going on to comment on other issues of the game including umpiring and not walking on getting a nick he said:
Ponting got an edge down the leg-side and was out (but didn't walk). Then he got a bad decision for an lbw and carried on about it. There are double standards. At the same time Ponting is trying to persuade opposition captains to take his word on catches … they are all over the place. All I can tell you is the best umpiring I have ever experienced and the best relationships between umpires and players was in England in county cricket where we had former first-class players like Mark Benson umpiring. You were considered to be a cheat if you didn't walk.[58]

English journalist Simon Barnes writing for The Australian believed it was too late to draw a racism line in the sand. Barnes alleged that sledging is as much part of cricket as kicking in the shins is as part of rugby.[59] According to Barnes "Australia has long promoted mental disintegration; as a result, we are facing the disintegration of the game of cricket.".[59]
The Asian teams come from a culture in which politeness is a more respected thing than it is in Australia or England, but many Asian cricketers have thought it appropriate to fight back in kind. Continuing escalation is inevitable. If I called you an idiot, again and again and again, you would eventually call me a bloody fool. What would you think if I then staggered back in horror. "He called me a fool! He said bloody! This mustn't be allowed!" That is what has happened. Australia led the way in insults and now, claiming that an India player used a racist term, it is saying that rude behaviour on a cricket pitch is terrible, rotten, awful, mustn't be allowed.
—Simon Barnes - The Australian[59]

Oliver Brett for BBC Sport was also sympathetic towards the Indians.[30] Brett claimed that Ponting's word shouldn't have been taken for fact by Mike Procter as Ponting had claimed a catch that was "obviously grassed" and had raised his finger to Mark Benson to indicate certainty that a dubious catch had been taken.[30]"


In the host country Australia this match created much heated controversy, with some people criticising the Australian captain Rickey Ponting while others defending him. Again I am quoting from Wikipedia :

"Reaction in Australia

Cricket Australia chief executive James Sutherland was approving of the player's behaviour, claiming that there had been a "marked improvement" in their on-field attitude and behaviour in recent years.[10]

The Australian Cricketers Association chief Paul Marsh believed the issues to be an instance of "tall poppy syndrome", claiming that the only reason Australia was being targeted by the media and opposition teams was that they had been dominating world cricket for too long.[10] Later, in a Sydney Morning Herald article, Marsh points out that Australia, along with Ireland were two of the four nominees to the ICC Spirit of Cricket awards which occurred only a few months before in September 2007. Marsh also pointed out that the Hogg incident was the first ICC Code of Conduct violation by the Australian team in 13 months.[60]

Steve Waugh writing for The Daily Telegraph in his article titled "Epic encounter's sour aftertaste" said:

It's a real pity this magnificent Test match will probably be remembered for all the wrong reasons - and not for the outstanding quality, pressure and the excruciating drama it ultimately provided.[61]

The English Australian journalist and former captain of Somerset County Cricket Club, Peter Roebuck, a columnist in the Sydney Morning Herald, branded Ponting as "arrogant" and insisted that be stripped of the captaincy.[62]

"If Cricket Australia cares a fig for the tattered reputation of our national team in our national sport, it will not for a moment longer tolerate the sort of arrogant and abrasive conduct seen from the captain and his senior players," said Roebuck.

"Australia itself has been embarrassed. The notion that Ponting can hereafter take the Australian team to India is preposterous.

"He has shown not the slightest interest in the well-being of the game, not the slightest sign of diplomatic skills, not a single mark of respect for his accomplished and widely admired opponents."[62]

There is support for Ponting among some quarters of the media with The Australian's Malcolm Conn suggesting that he is being unfairly targeted.[citation needed]

Former player Geoff Lawson was scathing in his description of the team. Speaking to the Herald Sun, he said:
There's certainly been a lot of feeling from ex-players who think the baggy green has been disrespected. Some of these (current) players need to be spoken to. I just think a bit of counselling needs to be done with how these players perceive themselves. As an ex-Australian player I was pretty disappointed.
Geoff Lawson, former Australian player[63]

Sport Australia Hall of Fame members John Bertrand, Herb Elliott and Robert de Castella accused the Australian cricket team of turning sport into war and thereby damaging international relations. John Bertrand, the Hall of Fame chairman, went on to say that:

We believe Australia's Test team moral compass needs to be retuned and we want Cricket Australia to know that... We believe the No.1 rule is to show respect for your fellow competitors and currently this does not appear to be the case... Their desire to win at all costs is beginning to blur their moral compass and it would appear that is what happening to the Australian Test team... The fallout that we are seeing at the moment is not acceptable. It's clearly damaging international relations and clearly a lot of people are upset...[64]

Kevin Bartlett, former AFL player, accused the Australian cricket team of bad sportsmanship towards its opponents by saying that:

You don't treat them with contempt, you treat them with respect – and I didn't see that from the Aussies[64]

Glenn McGrath who is a recently retired Australian cricketer commented upon the decision to stand down Steve Bucknor for next test by saying:

I think it is sad and disappointing that it gets to the stage where you have a bad game and they are calling for your head.[65]

The Opposition leader in Australia Brendan Nelson defended Ricky Ponting and said:

It was great game that had all of the qualities, and strength of, any sporting match. Ricky Ponting has a really tough job as captain of the Australian cricket team, people should get off his back.[66]

Neil Harvey, member of Don Bradman's Invincibles as well as the Australian Cricket Board Team of the Century and Australian Cricket Hall of Fame inductee, blamed Ponting for the mess by saying that:

Ponting should have kept his mouth shut and nothing would have happened... It is quite unheard of for a captain to dob on someone like this and it is quite an unsportsmanlike act. I think Ponting should be chastised by Australian cricket officials for his actions.[67]"

This to me was the most surprising bit of critisim:

"Jeff Thomson ("Thommo"), the former Australian fast bowler, harshly criticised the Australians by saying that:
The Aussies act like morons and bullies and they can't cop criticism from someone like myself. I think it was appalling that none of the Australians went over and shook Anil Kumble's hand at the end of the SCG Test. They just played up and carried on like idiots like they normally do.[67]"

Some sectoins of the Australian media counter attacks the Indian players:

"On the 10th of January, following repetitive criticism of the Australian team, The Australian newspaper posted on their websites a video of the 6th ODI in the 2006 English tour of India, in which Harbhajan Singh stands his ground after being clean bowled by Kevin Pietersen, having an exchange with the bowler including swearing to him, before leaving. On the same day, Channel Nine posted videos of the Harbhajan incident as well as an instance in which Mahendra Singh Dhoni dived to his right and claimed a catch which had bounced at the base of his glove. Channel Nine claimed there was "hypocrisy afoot" under a headline of "Holier-than-thou Indians are sinners too". In the same article it posted a 1981 video of Sunil Gavaskar in a bid to backup its argument.[68][67]"

These are the results of the public polling (again quoting from Wikipedia):

"Public polling

60% of respondents to a poll on the Sydney Morning Herald's website agreed with Roebuck's call for Ponting to stand down, however a poll on the Wide World of Sports website revealed 41,000 of the 50,000 people taking the poll did not want Ponting removed.[69]

The Sydney Daily Telegraph also published a poll that revealed 83% of those who voted thought Ponting was not a good ambassador for the game."


This test match had major repurcussions on Yahoo Answers Cricket section. There is a major time difference between USA and Asia and Australia. So I could only see those answers and questions that were not deleted. All I have witnessed so far has been very nasty indeed. I have even observed a persons (who happens to be an Indian) photograph been displayed on the internet, together with his telephone number and work address. It is very surprising that people who once must have been friends (to have trusted them with their personal details) were now bitter enemies I have read many other claims, that this person has been made to loose his job etc., but how far these are true I do not know.

Well this is again something we wish never happens amongst friends. What surprises me is the unwillingness of the warring factions i.e., Australian fans and some Indian fans to have any dialogue.

My personal opinion is that to have any kind of dialogue one needs to stop posting personal details and stop personal attacks. How this can happen is beyond me. So I asked this question:

Seriously friends would you prefer that users here do not oppose your views?

Dear Friends,

Good morning! Before you answer this question, I would like to put forward my views. I can see that there is some friction here. The question is : will this be a better site if people simply agreed to your point of view.

I remember, I once asked a question in the boxing section about the most inspirational boxer. My favourite has always been somkin' Joe. It comes as no surprise that I would not hold Muhammed Ali in high esteem. However, there was a person who spoke eloquently about Md Ali, even though I disagreed I gave him the BA.

I feel that some of the users who express thier opinions clearly are also the very interesting users. I would like to have your opinion.




To make sure that I have not unintentionally shown a bias. I asked this question to the Yahoo Answers Cricket section:

Comments on impartiality?
Dear Friends,As you all know I had earlier posted the following question:;...

I had gone out for a bit of work (although it was a Saturday!) but came back to see that some answers were deleted. Friends, this question was meant for having a rational dialogue, so why delete answers?

Anyway, I moved out of Yahoo here, so that deletion of question or answers would make no difference. I have collected the results and presented in my blog with my own views.

I have tried to be impartial here and quoted only from credited internet resources. If you find that some of my statements need modification, I will make changes, provided I hear convincing arguments.

There is a comments box at the end of the page, anything posted there will not be deleted by me.

This stands for everybody.


3 minutes ago

- 3 days left to answer.

Additional Details

27 seconds ago

EDIT: I have left the former question for voting, I already notice from the voting that people are highly polarized. I'll wait and see if there is a majority consensus.I am still working on my blog and refining some points and maybe add some more. I will fill in detalis...with time.

Friday, July 4, 2008

Crisis in Zimbabwe / Crise au Zimbabwe

Dernières nouvelles du pop Rehman sur l'ordinateur de fond d'écran!




Latest news pop's up on Rehman's computer screen !



Saturday, June 28, 2008

Cricket songs

Good evenings my sisters and brothers from the cricket section,

I return in a new and dynamic form: "Sportsman Rehman". It is the same Rehman now sporting a sportscap. More details on Sportsman Rehman can be obtained by clicking my icon. And a bigger picture can be seen in my blog.

This evening sisters and brothers I come with a question and a request. Question:

1. What are the teams that have been the toughest rivals for Australia this last 4 decades, including this decade?
2. What are the teams that have been the toughest rivals for West Indies this last 4 decades, including this decade?

Please split your answer by decade if it helps to simplify.

Now, my other question, I discovered some good cricket songs that I have put in my blog.

3. The first song is simply called the cricket song. Can you identify the original song?

4. The second song celebrates the great India vs Pakistan cricket rivalry, similar to the Ashes. This language unfortunately can be understood only by people living in Pakistan, some parts of India and Srilanka (perhaps)

My request for my friends from all cricket nations do you know of songs from your country with a link to you tube ?

Thank you and peace,

Rehman of Multan


El Canto de Los Pajaros

Question asked on El Canto de Los Pajaros

Respetados hermanos de las tierras que hablan el idioma español

Quiero hacer una recopilación de las mejores canciones folk español. Buscando en Internet he encontrado esta hermosa música:


¿Podría decirme la letra o donde puedo encontrarlo.

Voy a apreciar si podría recomendar algunos beutiful las canciones populares de su hermoso país.


Rehman de Multan


English translation:

Respected brothers and sisters from the lands that speak spanish language

I want to make a compilation of best spanish folk songs. Searching on the internet I found this beautiful music:

El Canto de Los Pajaros

Can you tell me the lyrics or where I can find it.

I will appreciate if you could recommend some beutiful folk songs from your beautiful country.

Thank you

Rehman of Multan


Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Le Moribond / Seasons in the sun

Savez-vous pourquoi cet homme est en train de mourir?

Chers Amis,

Cette chanson est devenue très célèbre en anglais.

Le sens original a été changé en anglais. Mais, cette chanson est célèbre en France? Tout ce que vous dites à propos de cette chanson sera appréciée.

Est-ce que ces paroles d'un homme en train de mourir ont un sens pour vous?


Rehman de Multan


Jacques Brel - Le Moribond

Adieu l'Émile je t'aimais bien
Adieu l'Émile je t'aimais bien tu sais
On a chanté les mêmes vins
On a chanté les mêmes filles
On a chanté les mêmes chagrins
Adieu l'Émile je vais mourir
C'est dur de mourir au printemps tu sais
Mais je pars aux fleurs la paix dans l'âme
Car vu que tu es bon comme du pain blanc
Je sais que tu prendras soin de ma femme
Je veux qu'on rie
Je veux qu'on danse
Je veux qu'on s'amuse comme des fous
Je veux qu'on rie
Je veux qu'on danse
Quand c'est qu'on me mettra dans le trou

Adieu Curé je t'aimais bien
Adieu Curé je t'aimais bien tu sais
On n'était pas du même bord
On n'était pas du même chemin
Mais on cherchait le même port
Adieu Curé je vais mourir
C'est dur de mourir au printemps tu sais
Mais je pars aux fleurs la paix dans l'âme
Car vu que tu étais son confident
Je sais que tu prendras soin de ma femme
Je veux qu'on rie
Je veux qu'on danse
Je veux qu'on s'amuse comme des fous
Je veux qu'on rie
Je veux qu'on danse
Quand c'est qu'on me mettra dans le trou

Adieu l'Antoine je t'aimais pas bien
Adieu l'Antoine je t'aimais pas bien tu sais
J'en crève de crever aujourd'hui
Alors que toi tu es bien vivant
Et même plus solide que l'ennui
Adieu l'Antoine je vais mourir
C'est dur de mourir au printemps tu sais
Mais je pars aux fleurs la paix dans l'âme
Car vu que tu étais son amant
Je sais que tu prendras soin de ma femme
Je veux qu'on rie
Je veux qu'on danse
Je veux qu'on s'amuse comme des fous
Je veux qu'on rie
Je veux qu'on danse
Quand c'est qu'on me mettra dans le trou

Adieu ma femme je t'aimais bien
Adieu ma femme je t'aimais bien tu sais
Mais je prends le train pour le Bon Dieu
Je prends le train qui est avant le tien
Mais on prend tous le train qu'on peut
Adieu ma femme je vais mourir
C'est dur de mourir au printemps tu sais
Mais je pars aux fleurs les yeux fermés ma femme
Car vu que je les ai fermés souvent
Je sais que tu prendras soin de mon âme
Je veux qu'on rie
Je veux qu'on danse
Je veux qu'on s'amuse comme des fous
Je veux qu'on rie
Je veux qu'on danse
Quand c'est qu'on me mettra dans le trou


J'ai mis la version anglaise ici:

What do these words from a dying man mean for you?

Dear Friends,

What does this song mean for you? Do you have fond memories associated with it? I have enclosed this song here:

It seems to have been originally sang in French. A 1961 rendition of the original song is also enclosed here.
Jacques Brel wrote "Le Moribond" in French.

Terry Jacks

Seasons in the sun

Goodbye to you, my trusted friend.
We've known each other since we're nine or ten.
Together we climbed hills or trees.
Learned of love and ABC's,
skinned our hearts and skinned our knees.
Goodbye my friend, it's hard to die,
when all the birds are singing in the sky,
Now that the spring is in the air.
Pretty girls are everywhere.
When you see them I'll be there.
We had joy, we had fun, we had seasons in the sun.
But the hills that we climbed
were just seasons out of time.
Goodbye, Papa, please pray for me,
I was the black sheep of the family.
You tried to teach me right from wrong.
Too much wine and too much song,
wonder how I get along.
Goodbye, Papa, it's hard to die
when all the birds are singing in the sky,
Now that the spring is in the air.
Little children everywhere.
When you see them I'll be there.
We had joy, we had fun, we had seasons in the sun.
But the wine and the song,
like the seasons, all have gone.
Goodbye, Michelle, my little one.
You gave me love and helped me find the sun.
And every time that I was down
you would always come around
and get my feet back on the ground.
Goodbye, Michelle, it's hard to die
when all the bird are singing in the sky,
Now that the spring is in the air.
With the flowers ev'rywhere.
I whish that we could both be there.
We had joy, we had fun, we had seasons in the sun.
But the stars we could reach
were just starfishs on the beach




Sunday, June 22, 2008

Jane McGrath dies aged 42

What have we learnt from Jane McGrath (dies aged 42)?

My dear brothers and sisters,

Ms McGrath wife of famous fast bowler from the country of Australia died as a result of complications of breast cancer. Friends you may not be aware but women in the United States have the highest incidence rates of breast cancer in the world.Its incidince is on the rise. Brother and siters from my poor but great province of Multan, although strong and fearless can only struggle to get basic aid for their ailments.

While paying my condolences to her, I remind you that we have all a lesson to learn from her.

What is it?

Could you kindly answer in the following categories:

1. About breast cancer itself (the disease)- what have you learnt from her good work.

Finally related not only to her, but to each and every one of us

2. What can be done by us to help?

3. What will be your attitude when the grim reaper comes knocking at your door?

By the name of Ali,we will meet our maker face to face without fear.

Rehman of Multan

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Saturday, June 21, 2008

Cricket all rounders hall of fame

Which names must I include for making a gallery of great post-war allrounders? Who is you favourite and why?

Good morning friends,

Firstly, apologies I have been tardy updating the best answers. I will do so soon. Congratulations first to those smart guys who spotted the fact that Warne was a leg-spinner unlike Murali. In my opinion guys who can process pictures and come up with good answers are really smart. This is because it is not a mere regurgitation of facts (for which we have google). So congratulations in accord to many users here, including those who keep a very low profile but are actually very smart.
Now coming to the question. I will appreciate the names and maybe a word or two. But most importantly I want you to elaborate on why a particular person is your favourite. Please keep in mind "all-rounder" to me is a mutifaceted talent. Batting, bowling and fielding.Because they are masterful..have they inspired other team members to achieve excellence. I will pitch-in with my vote: Imran Khan.
Because this is an important question for your country give it your best. All answers will be archived immediately:
Caution, you may think and rework your answer but wholesale changes will not be allowed !

Thank you

Rehman of Multan


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Friday, June 20, 2008

La vie en rose

La vie en rose

Edith Piaf - La Vie En Rose - 1954

Des yeux qui font baiser les miens,
Un rire qui se perd sur sa bouche,
Voila le portrait sans retouche
De l'homme auquel j'appartiens

Quand il me prend dans ses bras
Il me parle tout bas,
Je vois la vie en rose.

Il me dit des mots d'amour,
Des mots de tous les jours,
Et ca me fait quelque chose.

Il est entre dans mon coeur
Une part de bonheur
Dont je connais la cause.

C'est lui pour moi. Moi pour lui
Dans la vie,
Il me l'a dit, l'a jure pour la vie.

Et des que je l'apercois
Alors je sens en moi
Mon coeur qui bat

Des nuits d'amour a ne plus en finir
Un grand bonheur qui prend sa place
Des enuis des chagrins, des phases
Heureux, heureux a en mourir.

Quand il me prend dans ses bras
Il me parle tout bas,
Je vois la vie en rose.

Il me dit des mots d'amour,
Des mots de tous les jours,
Et ca me fait quelque chose.

Il est entre dans mon coeur
Une part de bonheur
Dont je connais la cause.

C'est toi pour moi. Moi pour toi
Dans la vie,
Il me l'a dit, l'a jure pour la vie.

Et des que je l'apercois
Alors je sens en moi
Mon coeur qui bat

Another one:

She sings in english: (beautiful!!!!)


Mireille Mathieu La vie en rose (English subtitles)

Celine Dion - La Vie En Rose


La vie en rose --- rendered by Lois Armstrong


Audrey Hepburn - La Vie en Rose (Sabrina)


English version by ?, sung by Edith Piaf and Louis Armstrong

Hold me close and hold me fast
The magic spell you cast
This is la Vie en Rose
When you kiss me heaven sighs
And though I close my eyes
I see la Vie en Rose

When you press me to your heart
I'm in a world apart,
A world where roses bloom

And when you speak, angels sing from above
Everyday words seem to turn into love songs

Give your heart and soul to me
And life will always be
La Vie en Rose

I thought that love was just a word
They sang about in songs I heard
It took your kisses to reveal
That I was wrong and love is real

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Beloved Donkeys of Multan

Beloved Donkeys of Multan,

The donkey is a patient animal. It is small in size but does so much work. We should treat them kindly, allow them proper rest and food.

They are also very friendly.

Khuda hafiz

Rehman of Multan

They say the Lion and the Lizard keep

The Courts where Jamshyd gloried and drank deep;

And Bahram, that great Hunter---

the Wild AssStamps o'er his Head, and he lies fast asleep.

----Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam



Carefree Playful Cheerful You love a free and spontaneous life. And you attempt to enjoy it to the fullest, in accordance with the motto: "You only live once." You are very curious and open about everything new; you thrive on change. Nothing is worse than when you feel tied down. You experience your environment as being versatile and always good for a surprise. ------------------------------
Independent Unconventional Unfettered You demand a free and unattached life for yourself that allows you to determine your own course. You have an artistic bent in your work or leisure activities. Your urge for freedom sometimes causes you to do exactly the opposite of what expected of you. Your lifestyle is highly individualistic. You would never blindly imitate what is "in"; on the contrary, you seek to live according to your own ideas and convictions, even if this means swimming against the tide.



Introspective Sensitive Reflective You come to grips more frequently and thoroughly with yourself and your environment than do most people. You detest superficiality; you'd rather be alone than have to suffer through small talk. But your relationships with your friends are highly intensive, which gives you the inner tranquility and harmony that you need in order to feel good. You do not mind being alone for extended periods of time; you rarely become bored.



Down to Earth Well-Balanced Harmonious You value a natural style and love that which is uncomplicated. People admire you because you have both feet planted firmly on the ground and they can depend on you. You give those who are close to you security and space. You are perceived as being warm and human. You reject everything that is garish and trite. You tend to be skeptical toward the whims of fashion trends. For you, clothing has to be practical and unobtrusively elegant.



Professional Pragmatic Self-Assured You take charge of your life, and place less faith in your luck and more in your own deeds. You solve problems in a practical, uncomplicated manner. You take a realistic view of the things in your daily life and tackle them without wavering. You are given a great deal of responsibility at work, because people know that you can be depended upon. Your pronounced strength of will projects your self-assurance to others. You are never fully satisfied until you have accomplished your ideas.



Peaceful Discreet Non-Aggressive You are easy-going yet discreet. You make friends effortlessly, yet enjoy your privacy and independence. You like to get away from it all and be alone from time to time to contemplate the meaning of life and enjoy yourself. You need space, so you escape to beautiful hideaways, but you are not a loner. You are at peace with yourself and the world, and you appreciate life and what this world has to offer.



Analytical Trustworthy Self-Assured Your momentary sensitivity represents that which is of high quality and durable. Consequently, you like to surround yourself with little "gems," which you discover wherever they are overlooked by others. Thus, culture plays a special role in your life. You have found your own personal style, which is elegant and exclusive, free from the whims of fashion. Your ideal, upon which you base your life, is cultured pleasure. You value a certain level of culture on the part of the people with whom you associate.


Romantic Dreamy Emotional You are a very sensitive person. You refuse to view things only from a sober, rational standpoint. What your feelings tell you is just as important to you. In fact, you feel it is important to have dreams in life, too. You reject people who scorn romanticism and are guided only by rationality. You refuse to let anything confine the rich variety of your moods and emotions.



Dynamic Active Extroverted You are quite willing to accept certain risks and to make a strong committment in exchange for interesting and varied work. Routine, in contrast, tends to have a paralyzing effect on you. What you like most is to be able to play an active role in events. In doing so, your initiative is highly pronounced.

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