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A freelance writer by profession, I have been blogging now for about two and half years. My other interests includes SEO. Blogging motivates me to learn about new things happening on WWW and also out of it. I would like to update my blog on a daily basis, but more than that I would like to write about the latest... fastest.

Sep 1, 2007

Get all your favorite websites under one web page

We all know about bookmarking, it’s a wonderful tool to reduce the pressure from our memory cells. Like a site? Bookmark it under favorites or under bookmarks and keep checking regularly, to see if anything new is added to the site. Now wouldn’t it be better if you get to know whether anything is updated on the site, even before you open the site?

This is exactly what RSS feeds does for you, it brings your favorite sites to you, saving your time going to it and wasting time if there isn’t anything new stored in for you. But, if you have many sites that you want to check out, your browser is mostly likely to get crowded.

So to take it a step further, Google reader (even yahoo and msn reader) lets you save all your favorite sites on one page. Like you log on to your gmail and check if you have any new mails, you can log on to Google reader and check if there is anything new in your favorite sites.

Viewing your website in a Google reader is different from viewing it on the site, on Google reader you will only see the contents with any attached image that it may have. All the other features of the site won’t be present; to view that you will have to visit the site.

The site you want to add should have the RSS option in it. The most common icon for RSS is this

To understand the use of Google reader better, listen to Google engineer Chris Wetherell.

Log on to Google reader with your Gmail id and save your valuable time.

Feb 16, 2007

Happy Mahashivratri!!

Lord Shiva
While most of the festivals are celebrated during day time... Deepawali and Mahashivratri are two such festivals which gives more significance to night.

For those who aren't aware... story of Mahashivratri begins like this:
After the samundra manthan (Churning of the sea, thats another story altogether). Alongwith a lot of other things, came Halahala... a dangerous poison that could finish the entire universe. Before this poison could spread all over, Lord shiva drank whole of it and here's where the story of Mahashivratri begins.

Lord Shiva had to be kept awake that night to prevent the poison from flowing down his throat. Hence all the Devotees spent the night...singing songs in honor of Lord Shiva to keep him awake. This is why Mahashivratri is also a test of the true devotee.

Even to this day, on Mahashivratri people stay awake whole night (Jaagran) and sing Bhajans.

Talking about Bhajans... there is one from the movie Bhairavi --- OM NAMAH SHIVAYA. I had been searching for this song since long and now finally found it on cooltoad.

After I found the song... I wanted the lyrics however nowhere on the net it was available. So finally I wrote the lyrics for anyone searching like me. This song definitely has a soothing effect on the listener.

I had a tough time writing this song because of all the musical notes in between... and doubtlessly its going to be equally difficult to sing those notes unless you are a trained singer.


Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa...aaaaaaaaa aaaaa...

aaaaaaaaaaa..........aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa.....aaaaaaaaaaa....aaaaaaaaaa...aaaaaaaa..... aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

Om namah shivaye... shivaaaaaaye...namah shivaye....
Om namah shivaye... shivaaaaaaaaaaaaaaye...Om namah shivaye...
Om namah shivaye

Teen shabd mein dhristi saari... shristi saari saamaaaaaaaaaaye
Om namah shivaye
Om namah shivaye

gaaaa da pa ga re ga ga
sa da pa re ga ga
ga pa ga saa re re
pa ga re sa da sa saaaa

Pharbat pharbat kyun chade... nadi paar kyun jaaye
Pharbat pharbat kyun chade... nadi paar kyun jaaye
Jo milna hain yahin hain... jeen khoje wohi paaaaaaaaaaaaaaaye
Om namah shivayeeee... Ommmmmmmm namah shivaye


har sapna ek saap hain man se leepta jaaaaayi..... har sapna ek saap hain man se leepta jaaye
vish amrut kabho nah bane kaahe jatan lagaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaye

om namah shivaye

ommmmmmm namah shivaye

ga re ga pa da da

da da pa ga re saa

pa ga pa da da sa saa

da sa saa pa pa ga re

sa sa sare ga ga

sa ga ga re da sa

sa da sa

pa da sa

ga pa da sa

re ga pa da sa

sa re ga pa da sa



sa re da sa pa da ga pa re ga sa da saa

sa-saa re da sa pa da ga pa re ga sa da saa

sa-saa re da sa pa da ga pa re ga sa da saa

sa-saa re da sa pa da ga pa re ga sa da saa

sukh ke dafli rohi hain... dukh ke bansi gaye....
sukh ke dafli rohi hain... dukh ke bansi gaye....
bhakti meh shakti itni hain... dwaar swamyam khul jaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaayee....

Om namah shivayeeee... Ommmmmm namah shivaye

Teen shabd mein dhristi saari... shristi saari samaaaaaaaaaye

Om namah shivayeeee... Om namah shivaye

Om namah shivayeeee...namah shivaye