Rooting Lava Iris X8 : Tested

I couldn’t find a single step by step instruction guide on how to root the new lava iris X8 device anywhere on the Internet.

Caution : Even though I tested it successfully, I don’t take any responsibility if you brick your device following the below steps. However, I will surely help you in case of any queries.

Step 1 : You need latest version of ADB drivers. ADB stands for Android Debug Bridge and these drivers help you to communicate with your Android device using your PC.

To install drives for Iris X8, download the files from this link. Extract the contents of the downloaded file to a location. Connect your phone to your PC through a USB cable.

On your PC, navigate to control panel and click on Device Manager. Find your device listed and choose to update the drivers. Navigate to the location where you extracted the drivers and install them. Disconnect your device from the computer.

Step 2 : Download and install Kingo Root on your computer from this link.

Make sure you have enable USB Debbugging Mode, under settings on your Android phone. If you are unsure on how to do it, please follow steps on this link.

Run Kingo Root on your computer and connect your device.

You can follow the steps mentioned on the Kingo Root website now. The steps are mentioned here

Please note that your phone might get turned off few times in between. Turn it on again and continue with the steps on Kingo Root.

Your device should be rooted in less than 5 mins. Please let me know if you encounter any errors through the comments section.

Note : You will loose warranty of your phone if you root it. However, in my opinion it is worth it when you have the complete power of your phone.

Published through a rooted phone.

When end is near

Its been a while I blogged or wrote, but this piece of poetry moved me. Probably one of the best lyrics I have read/heard. Speaks about someone who is nearing his end, and how he would love to end it. Moved by this one.

We come to this world may be of no-choice ( its just a sperm who does the crime), but we can choose to exit in a way we want to. The only intention is to celebrate the phase between the entry and exit.

Written by Rafeeq Ahmed in Malayalam for the wonderful movie called Spirit which deals with Alcoholism and Narcissism.


The YouTube link below has the entire song, and yes for many people like me who doesn’t understand the poetic Malayalam/ or even the language can follow the translation below.

Near the end please my dearest sit for a while by my side,
Let the fingers numbed by wading through embers be soothed by touching you.

Let your sweet essence be there in the last breaths I take in,
Near the end please my dearest sit for a while by my side.

Let the image of your face drown in the eyes that will not see any more, dearest
Let these ears that will not hear any more be drenched in the sweet sounds of your voice,
Let evergreen memories about you shower on the brain that will soon have its intellect and conscience burn away

Near the end please my dearest sit for a while by my side.

Let the pain of the kiss of death be eased by recital of your sweet name,
Dearest, let my feet cool themselves in memory of paths it walked for you
Dearest, let my feet cool themselves in memory of paths it walked for you

That is enough for this one to be reborn as a shoot of grass through the soil I will be buried in

Near the end please my dearest sit for a while by my side.
Near the end please my dearest sit for a while by my side.

Loved the pain and the romance in it.

Credits for translation :

Aaromale: Lyrics and Translation!

This track composed by A R Rahman for the movie Vinnaithandi Varuvaaya in tamil is going places. What provoked me to write a blog about this is when a old client of mine, a german messaged me on facebook to send him more songs from India similar to this composition. He said.. “Loved this song Aromale from India by AR Rahman, what language is it? Hindi? Had a floyidish trip! ..”… and I replied … “No Dan! This is a regional language in india called malayalam”… his reply.. “Ah I dont care, I am in love with this track… Dont care what he says.. but is addictive!” .

I thought of posting the translation for a lot of people from across the globe who love this track… but dont understand what the lyrics say. I dont want to spend much time about the situation in which the song appears in the movie…  Read it here : ( one of the few songs which has a Wiki entry! )

Those who love Pink Floyd would love this. A unique composition. Takes me to the 80’s classic rock as well as Carnatic concerts. All mixed in to one.  Music cant be better than this for me!

Here goes the translation….

Mamalayeri varum thennal
(A breeze which blows in through the mountains)

Pudhu manavaalan thennal
(The breeze, which is [decked up] like a bridegroom)

Palli medayae thottu thalodi kurushil thozhudhu varumbol
(When it arrives after worshipping the Holy cross at the altar)
Varavelpinu malayalakara manasammadham choriyum
(This land of Kerala will grant permission for a warm welcome)

(O, beloved!)

Swasthi Swasthi sumuhurtham
(This is a very auspicious occasion)

Sumangali bhava, manavatti
(O bride, may you be blessed with a long wedded life!)

Shyama rathri than aranmanaiyil
(In the inner sanctum of the dark night)
Maari nilkayo tharakame
(Oh star, why are u keeping away?)

Pulari manjilay kathiroliyai
(Like a ray of light in the morning mist)

Akayae nilkayo penmaname
(Are you standing afar, my lady?)

Chanju nikkuma chillayil nee, chila chilambiyo poonkuyile..
(On the bough that is bent, O cuckoo bird, did u sing sweetly?)

Manchiragile marayoliyae thediyathiyo poorangal
(Did the festivities come in search of the everlasting flame in the eastern lamp?)

Kadalinae karayodiniyum paadan snehamundo?
(Does the sea still possess the love to serenade the shore?)

Mezhuguthirigalai urugavidinyum pralayam manasil undo?
(Is there still love in the heart, to be melted like wax?)

(Oh, beloved!!)

Superbly written by the great Malayalam Poet Kaithapuram… Sung by Alphonse Joseph … This track is a worldwide hit!

I just cant get enough of this song!

Indo-Pak Friendship ?

This is a very controversial post…  So people who believe in the concept of peace, can stop reading it now. And what I meant about the ‘people liking peace’ is the set of people who believe in peace on Facebook by liking the ‘V hand Signal’ by Pablo Picasso. I love a peaceful life too… I want to be safe while walking on the road at midnight holding a laptop and be sure that i am not attacked for it. I want my female friends to be able to walk on the road at 1 AM in the night without the worry of being attacked and raped. And I would love to have a picture of me shaking hands with the Pakistani Soldier on the other side of the border, smiling and post it as a profile picture on Facebook!  – Do you think all of the above can happen? Call me pessimistic … I don’t!

The so called peace lovers… human right activists…. can you justify what had been done to Saurabh Kalia ? To brush your memories … … please read.  For the Kargil war as per estimates ( which i believe is wrong, the number is more ) 527 soldiers lost their lives in the war.. I know at least 6 of them personally.  Was it a war which we waged against Pakistan ? I am sure you would agree .. No!

Still we have to deal with the mujahedeens … with a plane being hijacked… parliament being attacked… blasts in the capital… and when we all came together ( at least as per new channels ) was when 26/11 happened! Still we are peace lovers !

Well I am not suggesting an alternative called war to calm them…. My dear ‘peace’ loving friends, can you suggest something else so that we can have a peaceful relation with our neighbors ? Another ‘Dandi March’ ? I am sure even the so called mahatma wouldnt have had guts to sit near the border and do that … Our soldiers are better off than him!

Please post your opinions in comments… What can we do? Its high time we think about it !

Bawraa Mann … Its all about a crazy mind!

We all have a crazy side to ourselves. From the small mischiefs in school to playing a prank on our colleagues in office… its the crazy part of our mind. Its good to be crazy at times.. These times when it turns to memories are the ones which would make you smile thinking of them.  Another craziness part of mind comes to picture when you are in love… Surely these are also good memories at a stage of life when you get married and most of us change for a serious crazy phase of life with responsibilities.

Was listening to this song “Baawra Mann”   from this amazing movie “Hazaaron Khwaishein Aisi” in loop today.

The songs speaks about the dreams of a crazy mind…. Listen to the song from link above. For the exact lyrics and translations please visit

My fav part of the song..

“Bavre Se Is Jahan Main Bavra Ek Saath Ho….. Is Sayani Bheed Main Bas Haathon Mein Tera Haath Ho”

Translates to : In this crazy world I need a crazy companion…. in this clever crowd, your hands should be in my hands.

Lets be crazy… take this mad life crazily! Guess we all would be more happy that way !

Coming back to life…. err blogging

Writing was a hobby which laziness took away from me.  Was listening to New York Nagarm.. the post about this song till today has highest hits on my blog.. Listening to it back again made me write… And yes as I come back to life …. since there is enough music around which inspires me to hit the keyboard and post about it… and since there are more places to drive to…. and since there are enough friends to make it a beautiful one…. and since now there is enough heart beats left for me to carry on this life…. i will write.




I am currently drowned in sufism… may be through music. Read about the term zikr and I loved it. I don’t believe in any particular religion, but sufism and its beleifs attracts me…

Here is an part of zikr below… in a way ‘speaking out’ would solve lot of issues than keeping quite.

Ahl-e-talab aja tum ko bulai ahed Allah
zikr se burh ke nahin hai amal koiee hai farman-e-rasool Allah
nijaat milti hai unko yaqeenan karein jo qalb se zikr Allah
zikr se sur kat-ta hai Nafs ka beshaq zikr hai saif-ullah

Those of you, who seek Allah’s attention, Come, as you are called byAllah.
There is no better deed than ZIKR, said the Holy Prophet of Allah.And those who do ZIKR of Allah from core of their hearts, become successful.
And Zikr cuts Nafs (a human being’s desire to do whatever he wants,good or bad but used mostly for the desire to do evil things) so Zikr is sword of Allah.

zikr aman hai zikr hai fatah zikr shifa hai zikr hai dawa
Allah ho baqimil qule fani aur fana hai sub wo muqab-Allah

Zikr is peace, Zikr is victory, Zikr is remedy, and Zikr is prayer

Only Allah is eternal and will be there when nothing else will bethere, as everything other than Allah will get destroyed one day.


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On the beach : Thats me on the Virgin Beach, Cannanore, Kerala. Clicked by my friend Jatin.



"Music has no destination. It's endless. Music is the thing that unites people. There's so much of hatred in the world, that I'm just blessed to be a musician." - A R Rahman

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