Tech Support FAQs

We always mock at crazy questions asked when answering a tech support call. But found this FAQ which really takes the cake with the icing. Thanks to Hitesh….


Another trusted device

While thinking of the car, I realised this morning that one of the most trusted devices I had and have and use till date is my Casio 850P. Parul had got it for me from Dubai way back in 1986 when I was in my second year of Engineering. I used it throughout and till date use it. The numbers have all faded away completely but I can use it without looking down. Just so reliable.


Festivals of India

Thanks to Marina, my dear friend from Venice for sending me this link which tells us more about the festivals of India. So much to know and I am sure I do not know even 10% of it. When Kavya has it in school I am sure it will be handy:-)



Just realised that I have been blogging since September 2006 and it is now over a 100 posts…. Wow. I am impressed by myself:-)


Plagiarism in Hindi Music

I was amazed or rather awestruck at the cut copy paste in Bollywood music. Received this as a forward from Rahul which started off a discussion between Pranav, Kashyap, Rahul and me. Mind you I have NOT heard all of these songs but the compilation is amazing….. Pranav then sent a website with songs listed…. http://www.itwofs.com/ A list of all songs…. Amazing that all these years we have been enjoying the songs not knowing that they have been lifted……

Dhoom song DHoom Macchale copy of Jesse Cook’s ‘Mario takes a walk’

Original: http://youtube.com/watch?v=e3iTfEF52kw

COPY: http://youtube.com/watch?v=CvhPvxmD3mI

Race Song Pehli Nazar copy of Chinese Kim Hyung Song Sarang Hae Yo
Original: http://youtube.com/watch?v=8KoS3weBxAg
COPY: http://youtube.com/watch?v=ffp5h_FGEJY

Race Song Zara Zara Touch Me copy of Lee-Hom Wang’s ‘Zhu Lin Shen Chu’
Original: http://youtube.com/watch?v=wdTrPI3mumU
COPY: http://youtube.com/watch?v=kLU76W2qbPs&feature=related

Jab we met’s ‘Yeh ishq kya’ copy of Anggun’s Être Une Femme
Original: http://youtube.com/watch?v=T4poevqspsI
COPY: http://youtube.com/watch?v=TQyU6EqWh_o&feature=related

Jab We Met Aao milo chale copy Indonesian band, Peterpan’s ‘Di Belakangku’
Original: http://youtube.com/watch?v=EGXniVSfSZE
COPY: http://youtube.com/watch?v=7jpUic8hWD8&feature=related

Woh Lamhe ‘Kya mujhe pyaar hai’copy of Indonesian Band ‘Tak bisakah’
Original: http://youtube.com/watch?v=EZTqg1MgkTY
COPY: http://youtube.com/watch?v=2EoblYYvLsE&feature=related

Bhool Bulaiya Halla Hafiz copy of Amr Diab’s Awedony
Original: http://youtube.com/watch?v=8Xi_xOmmsRY
COPY: http://youtube.com/watch?v=UtVerSkccgo&feature=related

Dhol Dil Liya copy of Dania Khatib’s 1999 hit, ‘Leiley’
Original: http://www.itwofs.com/audio/Leiley-DaniaElKhateeb.rm
COPY: http://youtube.com/watch?v=xBkp57nRE5A

Life in a Metro song Baatein kuch ankahee copy of Korean song, ‘Ah Reum Dah Oon Sa Ram’ by Seo Yu Seok!
Original: http://youtube.com/watch?v=KCTGuhPcC4Y
COPY: http://youtube.com/watch?v=Ura4grIiF90&feature=related

Bhool Bhulaiyya Hare ram hare ram copy of Bill Hailey’s Oriental Rock
Original: http://www.itwofs.com/audio/OrientalRock-BillHaleyComets.rm
COPY: http://youtube.com/watch?v=4lu3EorpiQ4

Life in a Metro song O Meri jaan copy of Queensryche’s Silent Lucidity and Amr Diab’s Ba’ed el Layali
Original 1: http://youtube.com/watch?v=-2ohGF0K4AI
Original 2: http://youtube.com/watch?v=P2y_Vbev5zs
COPY: http://youtube.com/watch?v=3g2ICCQNQ-w

Pyar ke side effects song Jaane kya copy of ‘Mahi’ by Hadiqa Kiyani
Original: http://youtube.com/watch?v=mokJJsRfP6Q
COPY: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V5fEHdP-5Dc

Woh Lamhe song Chal Chale copy of a 1965 track called ‘A World of our own’ by the band, The Seekers
Original: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S9oaXzrsV3Q
COPY: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KeJ2tqPjnps

Dhoom Song DHOOM AGAIN copy of a song called ‘Dudu’ from Tarkan
Portions edited appropriately
COPY: http://www.itwofs.com/audio/DhoomAgain-Dhoom2.rm

Speed song Tikki Tikki copy of Turkish pop superstar Tarkan’s 2003 hit, ‘Dudu’
Original: http://youtube.com/watch?v=KoJ34jPX3WM
COPY: http://www.itwofs.com/audio/TikhiTikhi-Speed.rm

Agnipankh song Janmabhoomi & Zindagi hai copy of Abrar-ul-haq’s ‘December
Original: http://www.itwofs.com/audio/December-AbrarUlHaq.rm
COPY 1: http://www.itwofs.com/audio/Janmabhoomi-Agnipankh.rm
COPY 2: http://www.itwofs.com/audio/ZindagiHaiTo-Agnipankh.rm

Bhagam Bhag songs Signal & Afreen copy of Trinidadian Soca hit, ‘Signal for Lara’ by Superblue & Cheb Mami’s 2001 track, ‘Viens Habibi’
Original 1: http://www.itwofs.com/audio/SignalForLara-SuperBlue.rm
Original 2: http://www.itwofs.com/audio/ViensHabibi-ChebMami.rm
COPY 1: http://youtube.com/watch?v=G31riHQjvDI
COPY 2: http://youtube.com/watch?v=b-65fajmsC8

Life in a Metro In dino copy of Waqar Ali’s ‘Mera naam hai mohobbat’
Original: http://youtube.com/watch?v=89wB3og_yXQ
COPY: http://youtube.com/watch?v=aQ52IJjbNg4

Raqueeb songs ‘Jaane kaise’ copy of Amr Diab’s 2003 track, ‘Allem albi’ and song ‘Channa ve channa’ copy of Pashto singer Rahim Shah.
Original 1: http://youtube.com/watch?v=NqoXaLHFTik&feature=related
Original 2: http://youtube.com/watch?v=JplIDBi6wZE
Copy 1: http://youtube.com/watch?v=rjwMsYnEJ58
Copy 2: http://youtube.com/watch?v=33EJLt-NMDQ&feature=related

Kya Love Story Hai Song ‘Miss you everyday’ Lift of Lebanese singer Karina’s 2006 chartbuster ‘Alatoul’
‘Jab se tum mile ho’ is a lift from Pakistani singer Hadiqa Kiyani’s 1996 number (album: Raaz), ‘Jab se tum milay ho’!
Original 1: http://youtube.com/watch?v=snIA9iR0b-0
Original 2: http://www.itwofs.com/audio/JabSeTumMilay-Hadiqa.rm
COPY: http://youtube.com/watch?v=FJ_w0HDh0N0

Kya Love Story Hain song ‘Deewana teri aankhon ka’ copy of Black Eyed Peas’ ‘Bebot’
Original: http://youtube.com/watch?v=gQAGh3JViyI
COPY: http://youtube.com/watch?v=Nr0ASdmHF40

Kya Love Story Hai song Gum sum hai dil mera copy of Thai song, ‘Oh la nor…my love’ by Bird Thungchai.
Original: http://youtube.com/watch?v=tJjrJIh8c8k
COPY: http://www.itwofs.com/audio/GumSumHaiDil-KLSH.rm

Ankahee song Aa paas aa copy of Ottmar Liebert’s ‘Starry nite (March of Kings)
Original: http://www.itwofs.com/audio/StarryNite-OttmarLiebert.rm
COPY: http://youtube.com/watch?v=KbsUBqQxygY

Apna sapna money money song Dil mein baji guitar copy of song, ‘Sheloha shela’ by the Middle Eastern group, Miami Band
Original: http://www.itwofs.com/audio/ShelohaShela-MiamiBand.rm
COPY: http://youtube.com/watch?v=pCPA80elJlY

Woh Lamhe song ‘Tu Jo nahi’ copy of ‘Tu Jo Nahi SB John
Original: http://youtube.com/watch?v=HWoKJMnMRSQ&feature=related
COPY: http://youtube.com/watch?v=br_RJ0-rlbY

Bas ek Pal song ‘Hai ishq’ copy of Yuri Mrakadi’s ‘Arabiyon Ana’
Original: http://youtube.com/watch?v=c8gt6agxYN0
COPY: http://youtube.com/watch?v=qoHtiN4rWJo

Pyaar Ke Side Effects song ‘Is this love’ copy of Paul Anka’s 1969 track ‘A-mi-manera’
Original: http://www.itwofs.com/audio/A-mi-manera_MyWay.rm
COPY: http://youtube.com/watch?v=CGzMwPzc1VY

Ankahee Title song copy of Boney M’s 1984 track, ‘Somewhere in the world’
Original: http://youtube.com/watch?v=68hPjUoAk4E

Song ‘Ya ali’ copy of Arabic band Guitara’s ‘Ya ghaly’
Original: http://youtube.com/watch?v=ZJi50826cu4
COPY: http://youtube.com/watch?v=dpl9o_0Dtb4&feature=related

SOng ‘Lamha lamha’ lifted form Waris Baig’s 1998 track, ‘Kal shab dekha maine’
Original: http://youtube.com/watch?v=0wfe0u-7DpI
COPY: http://youtube.com/watch?v=dJscz7bJ080

Song ‘Bheegi bheegi’ lift from Mohiner Ghoraguli’s Bangla jibhonmuki gaan
COPY: http://youtube.com/watch?v=_wwsyz2YBUg&feature=related

Song Tu hi meri shab hai copy of ‘Sacral Nirvana’ by Oliver Shanti & Friends
Original: http://youtube.com/watch?v=5JXrmUD0EK0
Copy: http://youtube.com/watch?v=BklekKJPjlI&feature=related

Ek Hasina Thi
Song Akhiyaan Na Maar copy of Pakistani singer Waris Baig’s 2004 track, ‘Challa’
Original: http://www.itwofs.com/audio/Challa-WarisBaig.rm
COPY: http://youtube.com/watch?v=BuFQ0aZLP8E

Song Jal Jal Ke copy of Yuri Mrakadi’s 2001 track, ‘Arabiyon Ana’
Original: http://youtube.com/watch?v=gmmToe4TJw8

Fight Club Song Chorein ki Batein copy of Pakistani singer Ali Zafar’s ‘Channo ki aankhen’
Original: http://youtube.com/watch?v=lLhylAWQgo8
COPY: http://youtube.com/watch?v=NrVm2NEoatY

Ek Khiladi Ek Hasina song ‘Jhoom’ Lifted from Britney Spears’ commercial for Pepsi, ‘Joy of Pepsi’
Original: http://youtube.com/watch?v=HSZaif6xlWc
COPY: http://youtube.com/watch?v=wKpYRUI3o4M

Garam Masala
Songs ‘Dil samundar’ copy of Turkish singer Tarkan’s ‘Kuzu kuzu’
Original: http://youtube.com/watch?v=u4kncVrjaQk
COPY: http://youtube.com/watch?v=4SHSxTBT4D0

Song ‘Chori Chori’ copy of Balwinder Safri’s ‘Hai rabba’
Original 1: http://www.itwofs.com/audio/ChoriChori2-GaramMasala.rm
Original 2: http://www.itwofs.com/audio/HaiRabba-DrZeus.rm
COPY: http://youtube.com/watch?v=xT5-NxdawRI

Song’Ada’ copy of song Amr Diab’s Ana
Original: http://www.itwofs.com/audio/AmrDiab-Ana.rm

Dhoom song Shikdum copy of Tarkan’s ‘Sikidim’
Original: http://youtube.com/watch?v=g2uy7Cfl6kU
COPY: http://youtube.com/watch?v=i2xThHWuM9A

Chocolate Song ‘Zahreeli raatein’ copy of Jal’s ‘Aadat’
Original: http://youtube.com/watch?v=FdZDRZTf67Y
COPY: http://youtube.com/watch?v=XyZEth7A0aw

Song ‘Bheega bheega sa’ copy of Abrar-ul-Haq’s ‘December’
Original: http://www.itwofs.com/audio/December-AbrarUlHaq.rm
COPY: http://youtube.com/watch?v=LCZhMHUFabI&feature=related

Song ‘Halka halka sa’ copy of ‘Breeze from Saintes Maries’
Original: http://www.itwofs.com/audio/BreezeFromSaintesMaries-JesseCoo k.rm
COPY: http://youtube.com/watch?v=xcaog3CT6Fs



Have started swimming since last month ie March 2008. Never learnt how to swim and now with morning walks getting too monotonous Vinit and me decided to start swimming. Have been deferring it for ages but then we have started. It is surely not a piece of cake despite all the fat I have to help my buoyancy:-))) But am learning. One of the goals of life will be accomplished:-) Will have Kavya also enrolled for the coaching. Want her to learn now itself so she doesn’t have all the phobias that we have later on in life. There is this old gentleman there who must be over 60 and Vinit and me draw inspiration from him that if he can learn at this age why can’t we?


Air Deccan or a passenger train?

I have never had a penchant for Air Deccan but since got the coupons on Club Mahindra and since they were expiring on 311206, decided to use them. Booked myself by the 0845 Air Deccan to Coimbatore. Reached the airport at 0745 only to be told that it is taking off at noon. Killed time and came down to realise that it is now taking off (supposedly now) at 1530. So irritated I am as I write this sitting idle at the Airport. Have cancelled the flight and paid a fat price on Jet Airways to get in. Air Deccan seems to be worse than a passenger train…. Maybe a low cost airline but passengers have to pay a very very heavy price for these delays. Never again!!!!