Thursday, December 20, 2007

Common Interest..

A feature in orkut let you know the updates made by your friends in last 24 hours...and I found this video been updated by five people in their orkut videos...nice clipping..good to watch..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UjSIX-pVfDc

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Eyes Talk..

I saw a gal clearing off her tears..accidently I happen to look her eyes..as always..instantly my eyes felt as though soaked in my favorite Michigan lake.. I could feel the moistness quickly. Lucky that she passed so fast..

Did anyone said Eyes can't talk? Eyes are sensitive and if it talks, its gonna be sensitive talk..I felt that moment..Personally I hate to watch anyone crying...let it be feelings outburst..

I have even laughed once, totally different of me, when a gal was emotionally shouting at a guy "Mudiyuma mudiyathada..Sollu". I couldnt control my pitiful smile on that guy to get busted in a cafeteria. Oh! my God...Isnt she daring? not bothered about the ambience and letting out her dew drops..

I have read once in my calendar..

"Azhara aampalayum Sirikara ponnagalayum nammba kodathu" (Dont believe guys who cry and gals who laugh) So we need not dwell too much if a gal cries..Pathetic [:(]

Monday, December 10, 2007

Current Readings..

Thanks for this habit...Nowadays I have started to carry books all around..I was happy to found one of my customer maintaining a book shelf and suggested to read Vince Flynn books. He is more interested in medical mysteries and he suggested this book about intelligence. Just started this one and hope it goes well..

My previous readings in last two months..

Jeffery Deaver's "The vanished man" - Great read and so good..

Paulo Coelho's The Alchecmist - Too much into it and good read

Khaled's The Kite runner - well written, thought author's true emotions..very good one..

-Naren

Friday, November 23, 2007

34 years of service..

I doubt myself of working in a same organization for 34 years but my father made it. He got retired last month after serving 34 years for Ashok Leyland. The farewell was grand and feelings are mutual. Well, I missed the celebrations part of it but can live the moments with the pictures. I have completed 5 years two months in same company and lets see how it goes.

He served in Medical department as a First Aider and had many critical and life saving experiences. When ever he comes out with his real life experiences it makes you feel humble and void. When most of us struggle ourself to tackle machines, he could simply make a difference in a human's life.
He had his own ups and downs in his career but 34 years is a long time to have those.

Thanks for my friends and my brother who put together the pictures.

why 404?

I found this very interesting information..thought I could share..

These lines are taken from the book "Words Words Words" by David Crystal

Everyone logged on to the Internet will have encountered this message sooner or later. A "four-oh-four" error. It tells you that your browser has made a faulty request to a server, typically because a page or site no longer exists. but why 404? The expression derives from the "file not found" message sent out as a response to a faulty enquiry by staff at CERN, in Switzerland - the place where the World Wide Wed was devised. The members of staff worked out of room 404.

Sunday, October 28, 2007

True Days..


We were 41 guys in my class, most of the time stick around each other..they were many memorable moments. We still stay in touch with each other and yahoogroups (dhoolguys) were active that sometimes you would miss the thread.
One of the best things we did , was starting a social trust among ourselves named Nivaran Social Service. (NSS). We contribute among ourselves and dont collect outside.
One of the sweetest thing we did, Srini designed a photo template with our college background and all our 41 guys photo in the photo frame. We have started this tradition of giving to the new couple along with the gift. See the picture..
One of the best mail threads we started, in our groups, we started with a mission of listing 500 best events in our college days and the response was really great.
Whats this post all about..I have decided to eleborate those days and log those moments before I forget..Going to tag.. College Days - Tasty Wine

I have posted the photo template mentioned as our sweet little thing..
PS: This is my 150th blog..wow..amazing..

Friday, October 26, 2007

Veetukku ponumma..Dress seriya pannathinga...

Check this out..semma koothuthan pongaa..

Are you sure IT’s proper dress?
Tech Mahindra has enforced a strict dress code for its employees. Employees found “inappropriately” dressed are being sent home to change

IT may no longer be a cool place to dress and work. Tech Mahindra, one of India’s top IT companies with its head office in Pune, has enforced a strict dress code for its employees. Employees found “inappropriately” dressed are being sent home to change. Over 23,000 professionals work at Tech Mahindra’s global network of 24 locations, including 11 development centres and 13 global sales offices. Employees would be given a warning for the first offence. In case the offence is repeated, the employee will be slapped with a penalty of Rs 1,000, the dress code says. The company will, however, allow exceptions in case of medical issues which prevent adherence to the code, but only temporarily and with approval from HR.

Source: The Times of India

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Microsoft buys 1.6 % in Facebook..

Facebook was good when comparedt to orkut..one impressive thing about it..it logs all your activities in the website and also about your friend's activities...Currently not much activity over there..

Most of the online companies have got their eyes on this social networking site. Microsoft 1.6% stake buy will be beneficial for them, lets see how they are going to utilize it.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/chi-thu_facebookoct25,1,4070352.story

Naren

Monday, October 22, 2007

Longest Day..

October 20th would be my longest day..okay..everyone have 24 hours..let me put it in other day..my longest actively day..

It started with our Directions' 08 meeting on 19th evening. One thing, the best thing, I like about HCL, anyone can always stand up to your President and ask your question. I am not promising about the answers whether it would solve or not. After meeting, your manager walks by and clarify the same question. Turning 5 years, this I love in HCL.

Okay, after meeting it was Weekend Cards section went on till 3:00 pm. I went till the last round which was a record of sort. People who exited before me felt very bad not in losing but losing before my exit. ;-) But guys informed about Ayutha Pooja Pot luck next day.

I went to Prabhakar's house wishing him safe journey. Talking to him will rekindle one of my passion in career. I will let you all know after it works out. I wave and said will be back around 7:00 am to collect the house keys.

And came back to my room and found a movie "Good Luck Chuck". Same routine movie but okay to watch on Satuday night. And now it was 6:30 around. Thought I would take a quick shower for others :-)

But, slept for 2 hours and got up around 9:00 am. I need to rush to Mahesh's house for Sarawathi Pooja. I figured out it would another 1 hour for the pooja, so rushed back to my home to cook some dish for the pot luck.

Now, Vegetable biryani would be right option. After the masala fried vegetables are ready, got a call from Mahesh. Then, dropped off Biryani option and checked for Coconut which I had. Now, the Biryani was turned to Vegetable Kuruma after adding the Coconut milk with Sesame seeds to the Masala vegetable. It came out good.

Finished the prayers with Payasam. In the mean time, Checked our apartment office hall for Ram daughter's 2nd birthday celebration and conveyed same to him. Now, its time for temple.

It was quiet and pleasant in temple. Mahesh was kind enough and called for lunch. Super sappadu. Rushed to PotLuck with my vegetable kuruma, thought it would 8-9 people but turned out to be 25 around. The count matched with the number of dishes too.

Sakarai Pongal, Puli Satham, Sambhar Satham, Kuruma, Rice, Sambhar , Rasam, Kaara Kozhambu, Fried Brinjal, Vendakai, Carrot, Beans Poriyaal, Poori, Carrot Alwa, Gulaab Jamun, Bonda, Coconut Chutney, Appallam, Venkaya Vathaal

After 30 minutes of relaxation, Newton called for the 5:30 pm mass in his local Catholic church. Wise man he picked me up from my apartment and exactly reached for the mass. It was really good experience, probably because of the first time experience..it was so unique and different. I had a chance to talk and have Brazilian coffee together with the 50 year old couple.

Now come the climax of the day..Birthday party and bachelor party combined together..Shukla's birthday and Prashant's send off..it was rocking party went till 3:30 am..I dont want get too much into it.

Directions'08 - Cards - Prabhakar 1032 - Movie - Apartment Office - Cooking - Pooja - Temple - Lunch - PotLuck - Church - Newton House - Shukla Birthday - Early morning home

Saturday, October 20, 2007

Someone got to believe this..

No Internet connection for 10 days..from October 5th to October 15th..It all started with transfer of the account name from our ex-room mate to my current room mate name. T hought it would be 2 days downtime but after 3rd day we were told the previous account name had a balance amount to be paid and we need to settle the due. Initially we were told the amount would come in next bill.

We waited for another 2 days..no..still didnt work. After talking again on thursday, we were told Monday the connection would be restored.

Me: Can you put yourself in my shoes and think you are totally disconnected from the internet world?

CustCare: I totally understand the situation and my apology for the inconvenience caused.

Me: What am I going to do, we were 10 days out of internet connection?

CustCare: We could get this month's service for free and once again she was sorry for our situation.

Me: I was already in South Padre Island mood and with much reluctant, I accepted her idea.

Logging after 10 days seems to a long time. Luckily my palm was helpful in checking the mails but nothing much I could...It was little frustrating..good news was..I was able to survive.. :-)

Sunday, September 30, 2007

Saturday, September 29, 2007

New Champions

At least 2 billion people would know India is the new Champion and Pakistan the next in the shortest form of cricket.

According to me, the cricket boards and bookies if any out there were the real champions. Because of this tournament, the entire cricket body is awakened and brought back to live. I really did not follow any of the matches closely for last couple of years and didn’t really lose anything.

Few months back, we witnessed “Flop” world cup with two big nations out of the tournament, shock, and death of Whoolmer. The World cup lost nearly half of his viewership because of two nations exit and the sponsors bitten by the big names. After all the bookie scandals, we were little cautious whether the whole series were set-up or matches were really won by the better teams.

Now at least 1.2 billion people are brought back to discuss about cricket, good or bad, viewership is back, sponsors are revived, will silent the new league and real booster for cricket boards. What ICC earns from this?

Cricket is not even considered as a game in the American continents. They don’t believe spending the whole day or 5 days in the ground rather this 3 hour game will definitely sell here. Isn’t interesting to see a pitcher run and throw the ball to get smacked down with clean hits. And with great fireworks and with extra gimmicks, this Twenty20 form will bring the rest of the world to join the party.

The winners are the Governing body, the cricket boards, players and sponsors. I don’t know the losers but wish lame man’s 1000 rupees should not go waste.

What about the India – Australia series, I bet India would win the series 4-3. Just guessing..

Friday, September 28, 2007

600K worth news..

This is not a funny news..too serious to be reported in yahoo news, CNN and all over the internet..its worth $600K..wow thats sounds serious..

http://www.naturalsearchblog.com/archives/2007/09/26/google-maps-forces-navy-to-redesign-swastika-building/


Naren

Independent India @ 60

This link is too good, having different articles about the subject from different areas..

http://www.hindu.com/af/india60/index.htm

-Naren

Monday, September 24, 2007

Last Lecture..

This was forwarded to me by Shyam, video is about a professor who got a chance to make his last lecture. Randy Pausch has 3 - 6 months to live, he tells about his childhood dreams .. he is gonna live ..

http://abcnews.go.com/Video/playerIndex?id=3633956

-Naren

Friday, September 21, 2007

Second Week of September..

Second Week of September will be a eventful with lot of memories..

My father will go to Tirupathi Padayatra...probably 20th year...
I have seen dozens of Vinayakar Chathurthi..
My birthday..now 27 :-(
My first job..completed 5 years..going strong.. :-)
Our whole class got suspended in 2nd and 3rd year...in college lifes

Friday, August 31, 2007

Game in College Life..

Yesterday, we watched a movie "Superbad" a school teen comedy, it was quite funny. But, this is not about the movie. I was reminded few games played in my college life during class sessions. Nothing can beat it..

Okay..the game goes like this..its simple..the Mam / Sir would be taking Class on the stage, turning back..passing of the ball shaped paper or handkerchief would continue until the lecturer turns back. And who ever having the paper with them, should definitely stand up and ask a question. Basically should ask a question and move on so that we continue our game.

It would be so funny quite a few pitiful souls doesnt really know what the lecturer is teaching but bound to rule will ask a question. Lot of times, the most interested person would be the lecturer. He / She would be amused to see a person, whom he / she has never seen before in his class. asking a question. With sincere dutiness, he / she would explain what ever the question is..

We would also have "Back up" guys to help out the person who is questioning. "Just in case" to pull him out if he happens to land into a tight corner. Obviously these guys relatively know the stuff what the tutor talking about..

It was hilarious when you were part of it..Great part of our life..

Monday, August 27, 2007

My favorite - SVe Shekher Drama

Even before the Mega Serials occupied our TV Channels, Tamil dramas would be short and crispy. It would regularly 13 episodes or its multiples. And comedy dramas will always hog the limelight. I remember SVe Shekher and Crazy Mohan dramas are entertaining and we wait to watch each episode every week. I think the dramas will be shown two days a week.

As a true Chennaite, you would enjoy the typical “Madras” Baashai in these comedy dramas. Guys these are truly hilarious and evergreen. Sample dialogues, (you cannot translate this)

“Ghumnu okkathu taaraa pakkallam”
“Puthu TV ippadiya makkar pannum”
“Yappa maniyachippa Padtha poduppa..kaasu koduthu ticket vangi erukkom”

Now I found lot of sites where you could hear these dramas online. I was very much pleased to found this old drama “Nam Kudumbam” in raaga.

Sunday afternoon, yesterday’s vegetable kuruma and this drama in background, it was quite a good combination.

Friday, August 24, 2007

Shock n Awe - 300 page iPhone Bill

Shock and Awe...you got to check these links related to iPhone bill.. 300 - 400 page...I am serious..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UdULhkh6yeA

This chic says she used to send 35000 messages in a month...postal charges 10 dollars

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5h-jFzQFMLw&mode=related&search=

And she is not alone..another guy received..400 pages..

http://www.youtube.com/watchv=I3xGmEHt618&feature=RecentlyWatched&page=1&t=t&f=b

You can blame a customer not opting an e-bill but thats the point, Save Resources Guys..

Grow up big boys..

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Palm..in my Palm..


Atlast..after lot of reluntance..I got a new phone...it is a PDA..I am still exploring the features present in it..and also trying to port my old number to this new one..
If I am not successful will retain the new number...so how it looks..
Credit goes to Joshua for getting me one..
http://nextelonline.nextel.com/NASApp/onlinestore/en/Action/SubmitRegionAction

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Lunch with Harper Lee

11:40 pm..Two of the girls in my unit passed over for lunch. As a perfect guy thing, I got up and started for lunch..not beside but behind :-)

Everything was pretty good until I reach the door. Suddenly got reminded of Harper's Lee work. This was lying in the bag from monday yesterday. I rushed back to my desk to grab the book. This would be the nerdiest thing I would have ever done. I got the flavour of the book but lost the trail of the feminine scent. Forget it !!

Now my directions were open to Cafe A, AB, C, F and H, I headed toward Cafe C to taste the Veggie Patty from Subway. Harper Lee laughed at me asking "Did you forgot me?" Nah..Never..

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Today's Fortune in Orkut..

Today's fortune:

You and your wife will be happy in your life together

This is toooooo much guyssssss..try to publish the fortune according to the marital status of the person...Tension aagaathinga..

Monday, August 13, 2007

Check out this song...

I always enjoy some of the Hindi Melody, touching and soothing.. I searched and got the meaning of this song..its true that I cannot understand much..

Can anyone guess whats this song is?

Lyrics by Prasoon Joshi

(Amma)

This game of hide and seek has gone on too long,
Come home now, wont you

I've searched high and low
these old eyes are weary so,
come home now wont you

Dusk is spreading like the ache in my heart,
my vision blurs, come home now wont you.

(Son)
I'm in a place you wouldnt believe Ma
Endless skies I can soar
Just like you fairy tales
It's filled with dreams

A sea of hope wth no shore
My soul flies here, like a kite without fears
No one to cut my strings, no more
If only I could show you this place, Ma

Here waterfalls are made of rainbows
There are no roses just bouquets of dreams Ma
Their scent, no flower can hope for
Here sunlight and shadow walk hand in hand

Everything seems bright and new
But what is heaven and all its wonders

When Ma, I dont have you

PS: check this youtube link, to view the song..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uoZ42Z4k_10&mode=related&search=

Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Sirius...

When I first saw "Sirius" satellite radio with dog as his icon..that too when I was peaking with Harry Potter books...it immediately strike Harry's God father..
And the brand goes with dog..which was the patronus of Sirius Black in Harry Potter...

Sirius also known as "Dog Star" is a brightest star in the night time belonging to Canis Major..

Sirius.. Satellite Radio..Harry's God father..."Dog Star"..

I like Harry's Godfather..

-Naren

Friday, July 27, 2007

33% Nothing about Women Reservation..

This is nothing about women reseravation but about Air India's Cost cut measures on his non-stop US fares..

http://www.rediff.com/money/2007/jul/27air.htm

The national carrier has reduced its economy fares by 37.17 per cent to Rs 50,700 (return fares excluding taxes) from Rs 80,700. The executive (business) class fares were lowered by 40.11 per cent to Rs 159,700 against the original price of Rs 2,66,700.

Right time to grab your tickets buddy..

Weather-beaten Week..

It was a good week until now, I know its going to be little pressure next week. It's not the work, its going to be how you are placed. We are going to experiment new next week and gave my managers Green. I think everything is in place.


It is not going to be Mourning Monday, I am going to rock Dallas this week end. It is going to be kind of work related and fun with friends kind of trip. First kind of meeting for me. I was about to go Sunnyvale but it was rescheduled and relocated to Frisco, Texas.


Mahesh wanted to meet his cousin Eshwar and Sriram wanted to meet his college pair, Siva (she) and Thendral (he) in Dallas. My company is taking care of my travel, so rented a SUV rather a car and hitting the highway. Saravanan is also going to join us.


We have booked Town Place suites Mariott nearby Frisco and these guys are roam on Saturday. I would be joining the fun on Sunday. They have already picked up couple of restaurants, I heard lunch at Udupi Cafe. I wanted to go to this "White Rock Lake".

Oh..forgot to mention.. It was raining cats and dogs in San Antonio..

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Potter beats Potter..

I dont follow any of the sales report or records, Sorry, I could not control myself. Figures does matters not the text..I gathered from different websites and news..Thanks for posting in the net..


THE seventh and final Harry Potter book sold more than 11.3 million copies during its first 24 hours on sale.

Canada
812,000 copies

Australia
70,000 copies

US
8.3 million copies

UK
2,652,656 copies

India
170,000 genuine copies

Czech readers have so far bought 1.5 million Harry Potter books

Five million copies of the Harry Potter Chinese edition have been sold in Taiwan.

In the United States, Barnes & Noble Inc. also reported all-time sales, saying Monday that 1.8 million copies were purchased in the first two days, including 560,000 in the first hour, a rate of more than 150 copies per second. The audiobook is a record breaker, too: 225,000 copies in the first two days, according to Random House Audio's Listening Library.

Online retailer Amazon.com announced it took in 2.2 million pre-orders for the new novel worldwide, surpassing the 1.5 million advance-order record held by the previous book.

Borders USA chief executive officer George Jones told AFP at the weekend that it was the biggest day in the bookstore's history, with 1.2 million copies of the Potter book sold worldwide on Saturday.

Penguin India tied up with Britain's Bloomsbury to distribute 230,000 copies of the book in India. Most of these books are expected to be sold in the first three days.

Gleebooks, which has already sold 2 million Harry Potter books, is expecting first-day sales of Deathly Hallows to break all records. Sales of 350,000 are expected in Australia.

Monday, July 23, 2007

Harry Potter..Still open..

I have never felt the release of any kind of movie or book...I am not a kind of person who rushes for the book on its release and lock myself to complete on the same day..

I felt everything has it own exceptions, so does the Harry's seventh book. I didn't do any pre-order which I intended to do. I thought I would get the same book from library later this week and complete it. I dont want to hear from some one or from news source to let out, this is the final story and blow up the grand finale..

Got up around 12:00 noon, decided to get the book from nearby Barnes and Nobles. We did the groceries, weekly movie DVD exchange and got the book.

Started to read the book around 5:00 pm and halted bit to do my turn of cooking, Vegetable Kuruma. After having my early dinner, get on to book around 9:00 pm again after a 2 hour refresher.

I did not browse the net or check my mails or any of the forums...kept myself tight..

I did completed the book an hour ago..I felt it was a good read..opening up lot of questions...

PS : If anyone wants the book within US, I could ship the book. I can also give my address so you could return it back after your reading and research.. :-)

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

iPhone Bugs..

Found this interesting link about iPhone and surprised to find 68 bugs ranging from "serious" to "Performance".

Check this out..

http://www.applehound.com/node/104

Naren

Mobile News..About Sprint..

I heard this news last week in CNN, Sprint dumps its minority customers who have contacted their customer service more frequently and still face some problems.

The income what sprint generates from these customers would be nullfied when it tries to provide good service to the same. It is really bold decision but dont know how far it is going to impact.

Think like this, now Sprint broke down the contract without any charges. So is this a good idea when we get bored by the mobile company.

We can just try calling the toll-free customer service number for "n" number of times to get ourselves out from the contract, is that what it means? When it applies for one mobile company, it should be the same for other company. Probably the "n" would varies..thats it..

Monday, July 16, 2007

Bad day on road..

We planned to go out both for lunch and dinner. We started our regular route to Madras Pavilion, everything was good until reaching the service lane to IH-10 East..
It was little downhill and raining a bit. A car was waiting on the stop board in front of us, Mahesh saw the car and applied the brake. But, even after applying the brakes, the car slipped with water and "Bang !!!" hit the Nissan Sentra 2004 model.

We were traveling in Mahesh's Camry, our favourite. Immediately after the hit, the girl who was driving could not believe the bump. This was the first close to accident kind for Mahesh in his 3 years of driving history. He was very upset and the girl too started to cry.

We called 911 and waited for sometime. She was moving to her town and going to join her new job from Monday.. So the day was spoilt for her, so does for us.

The cop came after 45 minutes of call, but it was good break. The people got relaxed and started to get used to it. We were waiting on the highway and everyone passing us were gazing the damage caused.

New blog for our Class..

Today created a new blog for my class of 2002, ECE group..discussed with couple of people and flagged off the rally..Tis would a closed loop among our people, I have promised my contribution will be of rumours and news about our class mates..and also list out few famous highlights happend during our tenure in the great SSNCE.

http://itsece.blogspot.com/

-Naren

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Loss and Gain...

What happens ....

when you stop taking Chips, Ice Cream, Cheese, Yogurt, all saturated fat food and trans fat, coke or soda,

Start taking Green tea, only two coffees a day, little rice, fruits and fruit juices for continuous five days

Work out for 7 days in last 10 days...

Results in loss of 6 pounds.. :-) need to lose another 6 pounds..

I am cautiously happy..santhoshathalla weight podaa kodathula..

Monday, July 09, 2007

"13 Going on 30"

We planned to have a lazy afternoon. Mahesh cooked Bisibelabath and Sriram get into some Bajji stuff. The missing item was the movie, we rushed to "Hollywood" video and grabbed couple of movies.

I grabbed it from the comedy section, 13 going on 30". Perfect movie for the Sunday afternoon, it was really a good time pass.

"Just my Luck"
"Mean Girls"
"13 Going on 30"

Everything comes under the same category, dont watch these movies in a row. Give a break and watch it...you would enjoy watching with your friends..

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0337563/

Sunday, July 08, 2007

Why Men can never be trusted...

I heard this quite often and I myself tell to many of my friends..Never trust a Man..
How can anyone phrase this :-) We always see the negative thought of this phrase.. Let me think something postive about this.

Why we should not trust men..

1. Because Men are dynamic and every decision they take depends on that particular situation or environment. So, when one person (female) wanted to implement a thought, this guy would sometime fail not because she told but because of the situation. Makes sense right !!!!

2. Because Men are more honest. Men always carries honesty on their chest..So, Never a trust a man for false reasons..Definitely..you will be backfired..

3. Because Men are more sincere..let it pave to the way of success or failure..you can definitely see the sincerity..Trust me..

4. Because Men are sentimental, he is emotionally bounded..Every decision he makes some kind of emotion attached to it..

5. Because Men are not self-centered...anything they do or think it will not be for his own.

PS: All this positive stuff may not be applied to minority part of Men.

Thursday, July 05, 2007

4th of July 2006, Moab, Salt Lake City

It's 4th of July, memorable one for million people around me so does to me. If I could rewind exactly 360 degrees back..sorry 360 days of course, I could end up exactly in a Frontier Airlines, flight to Salt Lake City so does another seven guys from different part of cities.

Ghuru from San Jose, Sendhil from Los Angeles, Deepak and Sai from Chicago, Pradeep from Detriot (i suppose), Bharathi from Seattle and finally our host Joshua waiting dutifully to receive everyone of us.
I was so excited to take this flight after the stuff we are going through, hell lot of stuff. Actually I was meeting few of these folks after a long time and Moab was really nice place to take a short adventourous trip.

We did experiment few of the adventures..rowing, hiking, camping, swimming, ATV ride, nice food for all four days in a row. I can never dream of four days break anymore.
But I can dream of those four days...so long..

Thanks a lot guys..

Monday, July 02, 2007

Selfless Acts

Sometimes, we do lot of stuffs, take decisions in both professional and personal life and sometimes the calculative thought runs through you.

"Do your work without forseeing the appreciation"

This is what been told or advised in our professional world. when you break down the same sentence, it can be the essense of your life. We do thrive to make our dream or goal come true, we do have lot of options to reach the milestone. Remember it would be just your milestone not your destination until you take the right path (principles). Easy to say tough to practice.

I googled the below lines between motive and selfish act.

When a person motivates one’s own self with a beautiful mission – a higher goal, then that is not considered a selfish motive rather is called a vision and a goal.

On the contrary, when the smallest action is done with a petty calculative mind, that is nothing else than a selfish act.

From Srimad Gita

'Your only duty is to act (right to work) and not to hanker after the fruits (or the results) thereof.'

I was impressed or inspired by reading this small "true" story..

One day, a poor boy who was selling goods from door to door to pay his way through school, found he had only one thin dime left, and he was hungry. He decided he would ask for a meal at the next house. However, he lost his nerve when a lovely young woman opened the door.

Instead of a meal he asked for a drink of water. She thought he looked hungry so brought him a large glass of milk. He drank it slowly, and then asked, "How much do I owe you?" "You don't owe me anything," she replied. "Mother has taught us never to accept pay for a kindness." He said..... "Then I thank you from my heart."

As Howard Kelly left that house, he not only felt stronger physically, but his faith in God and man was strong also. He had been ready to give up and quit. Year's later that young woman became critically ill. The local doctors were baffled. They finally sent her to the big city, where they called in specialists to study her rare disease. Dr. Howard Kelly ! was called in for the consultation. When he heard the name of the town she came from, a strange light filled his eyes.

Immediately he rose and went down the hall of the hospital to room. Dressed in his doctor's gown he went in to see her. He recognized her at once. He went back to the consultation room determined to do his best to save her life. From that day he gave special attention to the case. After a long struggle, the battle was won.

Dr. Kelly requested the business office to pass the final bill to him for approval. He looked at it, then wrote something on the edge and the bill was sent to her room. She feared to open it, for she was sure it would take the rest of her life to pay for it all. Finally she looked, and something caught her attention on the side of the bill. She read these words.....

"Paid in full with one glass of milk" Signed Dr. Howard Kelly. Tears of joy flooded her eyes as her happy heart prayed: "Thank You, God, that Your love has spread abroad through human hearts and hands."

Thursday, June 28, 2007

Guide to Flirting..

I was cleaning my inbox and happen to find this article...the mail could be outdated not the content..

Check this out..

http://www.sirc.org/publik/flirt.html

-Naren

Saturday, June 16, 2007

Real thriller Ride

In US, the roller coaster rides thrilled me lot and I dont miss any of the rides if I get a chance to get into any theme parks.

Enjoyed a lot in Universal studios but the ultimate thriller was in "Statrosphere in Las Vegas" and also the "Manhatten Express" in Newyork- Newyork Casino..both are the best and would last evergreen. We decided this by itself worth the trip of Las Vegas (but this was before we entered Casinos). I would dared to go for any rides because I cannot try the same in India. I have attached couple of Stratosphere rides pictures..Big shot from 1081 feet, Insanity from 900 feet..

http://www.stratospherehotel.com/insanity.html
















Whats this all about? read a news last week about a roller coaster stopped for 30 minutes because of the power outage..Surprise isnt it..

In India, we used to have power generators because we know to react these kind of situations. Here, they think believe outage can never happen..this would a real eye opener.

Check out the picture, it would be a horrible experience for the people in the coaster, I feel very sorry for them..

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,280273,00.html


from fox news
-Naren

Thursday, June 14, 2007

Offshore - This is too much for you people..

After I came here, our HR department are going great guns..

Outings, Employee Council, Ethnic day, Power dressing and adding to the crown..which really made me jealous..is the below news..



Daei pasangala, ethallam romba over..

Pottermaniac..

April last week, I got the first book of Harry Potter..I wanted to complete the five books before the movie "Order of the Phoenix" get released and all the six books before the seventh book get released.

Today I was able to complete the fifth book, to be true, I got into too much. Last weekend, took Potter I, II and III from Hollywood and watched for the whole week end. Rest of the time, reading the book.

It is really good reading, I cant think of anything else when I am home...

Famous Oxymoron..

When I tried log on to my hotmail account today...got this below error page..

"We're unable to complete your request
Windows Live ID is experiencing technical difficulties. Please try again later."


After couple of trials, it did worked but dont know how...what's this related to the topic..

Famous Oxymoron I came across through a email forward

"Microsoft Works"

-Naren

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Tragic Death...

Teen Dies From Muscle Cream Overdose
Saturday, June 09, 2007

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,279482,00.html

-Naren

Monday, June 11, 2007

Fatherly advice to New Programmers..by Chuck

I really enjoyed reading this article and took the liberty to print it. Now, it hangs on my cubicle, I got this six months ago, trust me it's not only for New programmers but applies every other programmer in IT world.

Also, go through the comments made for this article, some of it value as the article

http://www.removingalldoubt.com/PermaLink.aspx/a32977e2-cb7d-42ea-9d25-5e539423affd

-Naren

Innocence..

Today Evening, Sriram, Lochana and me went to nearby Mcdonald to get her vanilla milkshake. Lochana is 6 year old who could redefine the meaning for mischief and pompous. She is non-stoppable when it rains. But, we always enjoy to pull her and get some innocence replies.
After getting her the Milkshake,

Lochana: "Thank you Sriram"
Sriram was silent..just gave her an acknowledge look
Lochana: "Thank you Sriram"
Sriram did understand now and said, "You are welcome"

After hearing this, she started to enjoy her milkshake. I always like to poke her with petty questions to get same kind of replies.
Naren: "Why we should say welcome after someone says Thank you"
Lochana: "Illa Mama, kaadavul appadithane nammalla padachi erukkaaru" (She meant God had made those rules and we need to oblige to it.)

I really did not expect this from her...Every time innocence can stump you..

Sunday, June 10, 2007

Profile Visits..

I had never viewed my profile or other profiles..I really dont remember whether I have actually created anything for me..

I was reading through Fever's blog and afterwards did blog-hop to "It's all about me"..
She did managed to keep updating her blog, good stuff, her location seems to itch me to click her profile..it is 5 hour drive from my current place.

Profile views were "1881", then you know as a good child would do...went to mine and checked my profile visits. It was surprisingly "473", Trust me, nothing was there in my profile..I was proud to myself for the '473' clicks..

Thank you guys..you didnt disappoint me..


If Picture can speak thousand words..this would speak the language of tears :-(

Pic from people.com

Saturday, June 09, 2007

Naturally Naked...

Riding naked to show the importance of being nature..

The riders were carefree but had some kind of purpose.. :-)

Entertainment, media, sex, naked always sells or get attention quickly and also get forgotten easily..Always a new thing will hog around to wipe out yesterday's glory.

But, that flash in the pan is required for stressing out the few important things which many of us care about. But, somehow we always have our priorities.

Conrad Schmidt took some time to create a group which were doing similar rides for peace. What an idea..

Anyone ready to participate or to do stewards..check the below links for next year..

News from BBC:
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Naked riders promote pedal power Naked riders promote pedal power

About 700 cyclists in various states of undress have cycled through central London in another leg of the World Naked Bike Ride

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/6736969.stm

Related Link..

http://wiki.worldnakedbikeride.org/index.php?title=Main_Page

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_Naked_Bike_Ride

Thursday, June 07, 2007

Define the State...

You are ready, when you feel you can overcome the state of independency by sacrificing yourself into inter-dependency..

Sunday, June 03, 2007

When Stars are done, even the Star can go down

When Stars are done, even the Star touches the ground..

Hilton would not have imagined the stress she is going through currently. She would have gone through the "Positive Stress" all her life. She would not have thought of the emotions she is going through or never dreamt of, until 120 days back.. God !!! a bad hangover with little extra pinch of rudeness can tilt you ship upside down..

This news really makes me sorry for her..man..she was a princess. How could she be n a 3.5 * 2.5 cell..

Show some mercy on her..

http://www.news.com.au/heraldsun/story/0,21985,21841052-661,00.html

Thursday, May 24, 2007

Memorial Day Memories..




I wanted to make this Memorial Day week end the most memorial one.

Last year Memorial day was really adventurous and exciting. It was the first long drive for me..believe me..it was really a LONG one..We started from San Antonio headed to Atlanta. We stayed there for a day and half, visited the Coke factory, Mahesh's friend and had the ultimate Madras Saravana Bhavan. I really enjoyed the road drive, for the first time I travelled for 1000 miles on road which took around 17 hours to reach Atlanta.

Initially it was little scary because that was the first drive for Sriram too, he was an amateur with just 15 days license history but he managed well and drove for nearly 450 miles. Were you guessing what I am doing, simply sitting in the navigator seat for the time? Nice place though.
After Atlanta we drove to Memphis through Nashville.

I have heard about Nashville because of our AG account. It was really awesome place with plenty of trees and it was really green but nothing comes near Arkansas. We visited the Vinayaga Temple in Nashville. Luckily we happen to see an Indian marriage with the same flavour and gala celebrations as it would be in India. The Dandia and Groom parade on car was really funny. The whole town was awaken.

We reached Nithyanand's house, Pannir Friend in Memphis. I really loved this part of the trip. Enjoying the home food and that too with lots of variety. Awesome..Thanks for Pakacham Akka. I got the acquaintance of Arvind, nice chap who miss the outdoor activities and outside community. We went to nearby park and played with him.

Then, started the painful return journey, even though it was only 750 miles from Memphis it seemed longer than the 1000 miles. But, we pulled our groves and reached San Antonio. We covered 2117 miles on road SAT-ATL- MEM- SAT.

Okay !!! the flashback is over..Coming to Current plan..

We are not going to drive and enjoy the road drive now. We are flying to Los Angeles and driving to Las Vegas..somehow we got stuck with road again for 270 miles. :-) We have booked a room in Circus Circus Casino and would roam around for 2 days in Las Vegas alone.

I am really excited about this trip and hearing lot of stories about Las Vegas. Let this be turn to be more memorable one.

PS: This is my 100th Blog, I know the only audience is me. I am benchmarking this when I turn back. Let's see how this goes.

Saturday, May 19, 2007

Shrek 3 - Opening Day Shows in San Antonio 78240

We are looking for the Shrek III show times, I was really surprised to find the number of show times within Zip code 78240. We would be going to Palladium IMAX 11:40pm show. :-)

7 reviews
Shrek the Third1hr 33min - Rated PG - Animation/Comedy/Family - Trailer - IMDb

Regal Cielo Vista 182828 Cinema Ridge, San Antonio, TX - Map9:30 10:00 10:30 11:30 12:00 12:30 1:00 1:30 2:00 2:30 3:00 3:30 4:00 4:30 5:00 5:30 6:00 6:30 7:00 7:30 8:00 8:30 9:00 9:30 10:00 10:30 11:00 11:30

Santikos Northwest 107600 I-10 West, San Antonio, TX - Map1:15 1:45 2:15 2:45 3:35 4:05 4:35 5:05 5:55 6:35 7:05 7:35 8:15 8:55 9:25 9:55 10:35

AMC Huebner Oaks 2411075 IH-10 West, San Antonio, TX - Map10:20 10:50 11:20 11:50 12:20 1:00 1:30 2:00 2:30 3:00 3:40 4:10 4:40 5:10 5:40 6:20 6:50 7:20 7:50 8:20 9:00 9:30 10:00 10:30 11:00

Alamo Drafthouse Cinema - Westlakes1255 SW Loop 410, San Antonio, TX - Map12:30 1:15 3:00 4:00 5:20 7:00 7:45 9:30 10:15

Santikos Embassy 1413707 Embassy Row, San Antonio, TX - Map11:00 11:30 12:00 12:30 1:00 1:30 2:00 2:30 3:00 3:30 4:00 4:30 5:00 5:30 5:55 6:30 7:00 7:30 8:00 8:30 9:00 9:30 10:00 10:30

Regal Alamo Quarry 16255 East Basse Road, San Antonio, TX - Map9:30 10:30 11:00 11:30 12:00 1:00 1:30 2:00 2:30 3:30 4:00 4:30 5:00 6:05 6:30 7:00 7:30 8:30 9:00 9:30 10:00 11:05 11:50

AMC Rivercenter 9849 E. Commerce St., Ste. 800, San Antonio, TX - Map12:00 1:00 2:15 3:15 4:30 5:30 6:45 7:45 9:00 10:00

Regal Northwoods 1417640 Henderson Pass, San Antonio, TX - Map9:30 10:00 11:00 11:30 12:00 12:30 1:30 2:00 2:30 3:00 4:00 4:30 5:00 5:35 6:30 7:00 7:30 8:00 9:10 9:35 10:00 10:30

Santikos Palladium IMAX17703 IH-10 West, San Antonio, TX - Map10:10 10:40 11:10 11:40 12:10 12:40 1:10 1:40 2:10 2:40 3:10 3:40 4:10 4:40 5:10 5:40 6:10 6:40 7:10 7:40 8:10 8:40 9:10 9:40 10:10 10:40 11:10 11:40 12:10 12:40

Santikos Mayan Palace 141918 S.W. Military Drive, San Antonio, TX - Map11:30 12:15 1:00 1:45 2:30 3:15 4:00 4:45 5:30 6:15 7:00 7:45 8:15 9:00 9:45 10:30 11:15 11:45 12:15

Tuesday, May 08, 2007

ICICI Cheap Commission..

I had a good opinion about ICICI Money transfers because it was hassle free and quick. I have taken help of my friend to do transfers and sometimes the transfer would not happen immediately meaning not exactly within specific business days. Sometimes it would take more days as it would be take normally.

On all those occasions, the transfer will happen on a day when the dollar-rupees conversion would be low. Cheap trade but still money counts. This was okay because if you go by book everything was correct and perfect. Even though every law should be appreciated by its sprit not by its words alone but it would not the case for commoner.

But, they hit all time low when my room mate some money from ICICI account to his sister's account (not ICICI) but the transaction here is not in dollar - rupees. Still, Sriram transferred 50K to his sister's account but Rs.800 had lost its way and missed out in the transaction.

When Sriram mailed and enquired about this, response was "No Charges will be made for any transaction". so what does it means, saying to the customer "Check your transaction, you would have transferred 49,200 instead of 50,000". It was irrtitating when you lose your money before your eye sight and could do nothing.

Atleast I am requesting them to stop say "Free fund transfer","Tension free transfer"..It sucks..

Luxor, Las Vegas..


Saravana told about an explosion in Las Vegas happened today. It was on the parking garage in Luxor on the strip. One person was killed when he tried to pick the device which was on the car. Sorry for him..

This month end we are travelling to Las Vegas and staying on the strip, booked a costly casino room. Hope everything goes good..

Posted the Luxor Casino Night image..


image from vegasrooms.com

Random Blog..



I always used to check the "Next Blog" tab present at top of the blog page, just curious to check other blogs out there and updated. This evening, I was going through the "Next Blog" and reading some blogs, Calvin cartoon, tech shooting news, birthday celeb, stressful comments, quite a interesting though.

I felt like browsing through the television with the remote control. Nice feeling, try it out..
Wondering how this image related to this blog, this image shows the Random sequence generation :-)

Evening Relaxment..Sleep..

I came little early from office around 5:30 pm, surprised to find alone in home. I was wondering what anyone can do in the home all alone. Thought I would get some virtual company by logging on to internet and did some routine mail checks which resulted with no positive results.
[Stats: Gmail (0 mails), Yahoo (1 group mail from Srini) and orkut (nothing). ] Sometimes, even your mail fails you.

Then, moved on to next entertaining corner of our house, our food court, fridge. Nothing much except some dairy products and fruit juice, My promise to diet control reminded not to touch Ice Cream. Guess what I did next, took some Kellogg's and finished it off.

I wanted to finish my Harry's second book but could not match my urge to sleep. I felt like beaten to death. Good thing was, I was able to recognise Saravanan and Mahesh entering the house and trying to talk with me. Sounds Great !!!

Monday, May 07, 2007

Thillu Mullu..

After deciding to restrict ourselves with two chappatis, we had some time to watch some movie. Mahesh quickly played "Thillu Mullu", a evergreen comedy from Balachander.

The movie was released in 1981, just around the year when I was born but still I enjoy watching this movie at any time. I would say make the most disgusting manager to watch with his team mates, he would definitely end up in enjoying the movie.

Nice movie with Thengai Srinivasan, Sowcar Janaki, Rajni playing the lead roles in the comedy track. Madhavi was one awesome beauty on screen, really enjoy watching her.

Visu doing the Screenplay and dialogue...The interview scene with Thengai Srinivasan (Short name Subbi Sir..), Sowcar Janaki acting as mother, Indran meeting with Thengai..enjoy every bit of movie..

Have watched number of times and would watch in future too...

Tower of the Americas..






It's been nearly 1 year and 3 months in San Antonio and I have never been to Down town, River Walk or the Tower of America, one of few places to hangout in San Anto.





Yesterday went in San Macros with Kumar and today we decided to visit the Tower with Pannir's family.





Pannir and Palani had decided to go back India and wanted to visit few places along with us. Everything was planned, we are supposedly to visit the Tower and River Walk until the rain played a deciding factor.





Later evening, Sun brought some extra cheer to us and informed couple of others to make the plan reality. It was really good time to pass around 2-3 hours in that area.





We also have 4-D Ride to Texas show after visiting the Observation deck. Worth spending time to cheer up your dull Sunday..

Image taken from below site..

http://www.toweroftheamericas.com/

Today's Fortune from Orkut

Today's fortune:

You and your wife will be happy in your life together.

Vaithu eruchaala kelabran..Vellai vetti illamae..Orae illa streetu Road podran..

- Naren

Sunday, May 06, 2007

Shopping in San Macros

Kumar Thangasamy working with me is about to leave India next week. Sriram, Kumar and me went to San Macros to do some shopping. I was little bit hesitate to make this trip, I know I am thrifty and I would definitely end up spending some money.

I could not refuse for the guy's call and made it. Before starting, we decided what to buy and where to buy so that we can wind up quickly. We planned well , Can you guess the outcome?

My expenses was 200 dollars, bought Watch for my Sister, Shirt, T- Shirt and trouser. The guy who wanted to shop spend less than us

It was a good day definitely not idle..

Naren :-)

Mocking Merry on ebay..

I was shocked to find this news item..

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/18508427/?GT1=9951

A guy reportedly made a mock on the auction site ebay by posting his wife as the product for sale. People are still investigating whether it's a real ad or some one faked up. The Ad has been removed but it still exposes the cons of the web.

- Naren

Friday, April 27, 2007

Certification..

I completed the SAS Base Programming Certification for V9.0 yesterday. It was a good paper with 3 months of hands on experience. I postponed the exam twice because I did not get any books for these days. The Books are costly.

Lucky I got a SAS Application Guide of 1987 publication through ebay. This was helpful, I did revise this book and rest of the working experience helped to complete the exam.

I am planning to take the next exam too..Let us see how it goes..

- Naren

In the Mean Time..

Before getting on to the History book, I wanted to complete all the six books of Harry Potter.

So, I got a chance to complete the first book, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone two days back.

I will get the next book tommorrow.

- Naren

Cricket World Cup 2011

General complaint about the World Cup Cricket in 2007 was boring, no exciting matches and the tournament was long. One more important reason is the ouster of India and Pakistan teams from the world cup. Both the countries are among the host nations for next world cup to be held in sub continent.

India is going to host 22 games, Pakistan 14 games, Sri Lanka 9 games and Bangladesh 6 games.
What would happen if any two teams out of four not qualified for the second level? Can we pull the same kind of crowd as it would be normally? But, we can assure it would definitely more than the response what we saw in Caribbean.

What about the safety and security measures? We did happen to see demolishing of player's house and threatens. I cannot imagine the headache of the police personnel.

But, even we analyze all the pros and cons, the advertising rights and money will answer all the questions to be raised.

- Naren

Saturday, April 21, 2007

Current Readings..

Last week I took lot of books from library

1. Da Vinci Code Illustrated version - For Sriram
2. Digital fortress - For Mahesh
3. TinTin Comics - For everyone
4. Hour Game - For myself
5. The First Great Civilization - For myself

Finished the Hour Game and started reading the book about the old civilizations, just rekindling my history.

I would go to library today, to return back some DVDs taken for Lochana and will definitely get
"The Diary of Anne Frank". I wanted to get this book for long time but did not get a chance to read. Now, after seeing "Freedom Writers" movie, I wanted to read this.

-Naren

Freedom Writers..

I am watching a lot of movies lately..hell lot of movies..It would definitely average a day. I can't blame it. One more good thing, I have started to read books..Good Bad Comic anything now belongs to me.
Today I watched a movie named "Freedom Writers", it was good movie. It sort of senti which would suits me. Struggles and pain to success, not reminding Roark from Fountain Head.
But, It was a nice movie which made me to scribble a couple of words. Hillary Swank had really done a cool role and so does few of the kids in the movie. Nice work.
This is one great thing I admire, these people portrait the ordinary people as Hero for their heroical performance. Hats off..

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

100 Million IPods...Amazing..




100 Million iPods Sold



CUPERTINO, California—April 9, 2007—Apple® today announced that the 100 millionth iPod® has been sold, making the iPod the fastest selling music player in history. The first iPod was sold five and a half years ago, in November 2001, and since then Apple has introduced more than 10 new iPod models, including five generations of iPod, two generations of iPod mini, two generations of iPod nano and two generations of iPod shuffle. Along with iTunes® and the iTunes online music store, the iPod has transformed how tens of millions of music lovers acquire, manage and listen to their music.
“At this historic milestone, we want to thank music lovers everywhere for making iPod such an incredible success,” said Steve Jobs, Apple’s CEO. “iPod has helped millions of people around the world rekindle their passion for music, and we’re thrilled to be a part of that.”
“It’s hard to remember what I did before the iPod,” said Mary J. Blige, GRAMMY Award-winning singer. “iPod is more than just a music player, it’s an extension of your personality and a great way to take your favorite music with you everywhere you go.”
“Without the iPod, the digital music age would have been defined by files and folders instead of songs and albums,” said John Mayer, GRAMMY Award-winning singer-songwriter and guitarist. “Though the medium of music has changed, the iPod experience has kept the spirit of what it means to be a music lover alive."
The iPod has also sparked an unprecedented ecosystem of over 4,000 accessories made specifically for the iPod that range from fashionable cases to speaker systems, and more than 70 percent of 2007-model US automobiles currently offer iPod connectivity.
“I take my running shoes and my iPod with me everywhere,” said Lance Armstrong, seven-time Tour de France champion. “I listen to music when I run. Having my music with me is really motivating.”
Every iPod features seamless integration with iTunes 7. The iTunes Store (http://www.itunes.com/) features the world’s largest catalog with over five million songs, 350 television shows and over 400 movies. The iTunes Store has sold over 2.5 billion songs, 50 million TV shows and over 1.3 million movies, making it the world’s most popular online music, TV and movie store.

Apple ignited the personal computer revolution in the 1970s with the Apple II and reinvented the personal computer in the 1980s with the Macintosh. Today, Apple continues to lead the industry in innovation with its award-winning computers, OS X operating system and iLife and professional applications. Apple is also spearheading the digital media revolution with its iPod portable music and video players and iTunes online store, and will enter the mobile phone market this year with its revolutionary iPhone.

PS: 100 million ipods includes my two IPODS too..

Thursday, March 22, 2007

ROOM for what...

This was another interesting note, Job Control Language for Mainframe have some parameters which can instruct the Job to do certain intructions, we call JOBPARM. One of the options in the JOBPARM is ROOM or R means we can give the programmer's room number and after the job finishes the Spool output can be delivered to the concerned person. :-)

Two Goodbyes..



Two Good Byes within a week in Cricket World. Both did not ended in a sad note. It's a coincidence for Whoolmer. He is one who promoted the minnows and it had indirectly affected him. He should be happy for what he did and achieved.
So should Inzaman, Imran who brought up this man to international cricket would always rate higher than Sachin Tendulkar. It's sad to hear the same Imran, let his fury against Inzy for the dismal performance of Paki Cricket Team.

Both would be remembered for what they achieved. :-)
Image from cricinfo.com

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Interesting Trivia...

Year 1981

1. Prince Charles got married
2. Liverpool crowned Champions of Europe
3. Australia lost the Ashes
4. Pope Died

1982 Football World Cup won by Italy
1983 Cricket World Cup won by India

Year 2005
1. Prince Charles got married
2. Liverpool crowned Champions of Europe
3. Australia lost the Ashes
4. Pope Died

2006 Football World Cup won by Italy.
2007 Cricket World Cup: INDIA ???

Thursday, February 22, 2007

Good Moring Note!!

After moving to Ambattur-4 division, I made sure I would reach the office by 9:00 am or before. When you swipe into the building, it would give a nice feeling to smell the chillness in air and enjoy the mild darkness. I love this environment. Suddenly you would feel no one around to see you. When you keep your first step, the mercury lights would flash and suddenly all the lights present on your path would glow. Each and every step you proceed, light would glow one by one. I would feel every one wishing “Good Morning” even you could see it is empty. I would giggle myself and wish Good Morning. Check this when you happen to reach early and no one around there.

And wish Good Morning to Sameer who sits next to me. Nice bloke to chat with who spends with LOMA in his morning hours.

Place my bag, thank God to start another day at office and proceed with work.

Shan's take on Schumi.

I dont follow Formula 1 and all my friends will talk about the Grand Prix. And morning canteen talk would be about the previous formula races. The below one was written my friend Shanawaz when Schumi is about the F1 scene and they was lots of news, sorrow and disappointment spreading around because of his retirement. And read the below, it would give a different perspective of the Schumi Character..

PS: My take on MS. He was good and even great, But the title of the 'greatest ever' deserves a better human being!
its true schumacher has achieved so much. I have absolutely no problems with his driving skills. He has been a fantastic driver. But in sport, numbers dont reveal the full story and says nothing abt the man.

1. 1994 Season finale, Schumacher and Hill both in contention for the championships, Schumacher makes a mistake, goes off track and once he realises Hill is gonna overtake, he attempts to hit hill and take him out, successfully. Both retire and schumi wins championships 1994.
http://youtube.com/watch?v=oQC_LQI1Aiw

2. 1997 season finale and exactly the same incident. Bcos he got away in 1994, schumi tries the same thing in the last race and hits villeneuve. He crashes out whereas villeneuve, luckily goes on to win the championships.
http://youtube.com/watch?v=104PPJ3tpSg
I know such tactics existed in F1, but if you call somebody the greatest ever, the greatest ever in other sports dont win by hook or crook. They win by establishing their genius. Mohammed Ali didnot bite anybody's ears and thats why Mike tyson cannot become a Mohammed Ali

3. Schumacher's pass on Barrichello in Monaco 2005 when both were out of contention and fighting for 7 th and 8 th places. He makes a very risky overtakin move in the lastlap and makes uncharitable remarks after the race alluding to 'I am not here racing for fun, this is serious stuff'. Mind you, was Rubens Barrichello racing for fun when he was leading the race in Austria 2002 and ordered to slow down to let schumi pass him. Team orders do exist, but why should we call him the greatest ever if he needs the help of team orders. Atleast Barrichello had the decency to keep his mouth shut after the race.
http://youtube.com/watch?v=HI5Xp7GTJt4http://youtube.com/watch?v=v9gn0wvGHH4

4. Monaco this year ofcourse. It was very amusing to see a man with 90 championship wins and many other glittering numbers lose control of his car in such a funny fashion. Lose control? Ya right!!! His car is intact and the hoarding is intact and he loses control!
http://youtube.com/watch?v=uCJt9lGmxFM

5. Nothing sums things better than his reaction on the Imola podium in 1994. The race during which F1 lost another great driver, Ayrton Senna and another driver Roland Ratzenberger to tragic accidents. When the whole world was mourning, Schumi was pumping his fist after the race and was seen grinning on the podium. Yes his reaction was muted, but it was still disgraceful and disrespectful to the sentiments of others. Anyway grace is not what schumacher is known for,
http://youtube.com/watch?v=47ccbOpItCg
FYI Senna was leading schumacher when he crashed

6. Jus to put things to perspective about compassion and emotions, this is how Senna reacted when a fellow driver crashed. HE parked his car in the middle of the track and rushed to help him. It was incredibly stupid thing to do bcos an oncoming car wud have killed him, but at that instant, his stupidity didnot matter to him. All that mattered was a fellow driver's life and well being.
http://youtube.com/watch?v=zZfd_7MQNLI
Yes yes.. there are a few tears going around MS is leaving. I can never summon enough respect for the man alongside legends like Mohammed Ali, Pele, Jordan, Sampras, Agassi, Tiger woods et al. He lacked that human touch and thats why I see all those messages going around in orkut saying 'bye bye schumi', I wonder how many ppl are aware of history and I cant get myself to be bothered. People have got their own choices and I respect it. But as far as i am concerned, I am more excited abt Kimi's arrival at ferrari than MS leaving. See you Michael, Micheal who?

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Places with "Thiru"..

Today Ravi and I had lunch together. I was planning to have it alone and watch some sports obviously cricket Sri Lanka and India. And Ravi joined me when I was searching a place to have my food. When we were discussing about my place Triplicane, Ravi asked me why most of the towns in Tamil Nadu starts with “T’?

One of the “Why” kind of questions which was never thought about. I said to him that could probably because most of the towns start with “Thiru” and which ever town has a “thiru” they should be a temple in that. I stated some examples to him “Thiruvallikeni”, “Thirimylai”, ”Thiruvotriyur”, “Thiruchirapalli”.

Ravi was spot on and asked me then what is the real name for Madurai. Hmm..I thought about couple of Goddess temples in Tamil Nadu. Madurai and Kanya Kumari and both the places do not have “Thiru” in it. Probably no Goddess temples carry “Thiru” or “Thirumathi” with them. Don’t know why?

Little Void..

After joining AMB-4, practically I have started to have lunch and coffee alone. I am dragged to like the kind of void or emptiness within myself. I don’t belong to anyone kind of feeling. It was nice and great when you don’t have any kind of pressure personally as well as professionally. Now, now you should understand why I am enjoying. I am all alone in the current project and not much work. I was not able to sit without keeping my mind busy at work. So, I gathered couple of books to boost my technical knowledge. :-)

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Now, Head Weight is Mandatory..

TN Government has made it mandatory for all motorcycle commuters to wear helmets. I think this is first of its kind rule in our country. The Neurosurgeons have welcomed the decision and told this ruling should reduce the number of cases admitted due to head injuries. Really appreciate this ruling. We are losing at least a colleague every year due to head injuries and in all cases the person did not wear helmet.

And for me, it is time to buy a helmet J

Source: http://www.hindu.com/2007/02/13/stories/2007021318590400.htm

Friday, February 09, 2007

My Current Readings..

The Fountain Head by Ayn Rand - I have heard lot of people talking about this book and after some search on net and stores in triplicane, I found this in my Office library (thats a cute little thing I would explain later). Gone through 100 pages of it, I am totally grabbed to it now. I could visualize the characters described in the book. Let me complete this, the due date is Feb 16th.

DB2 UDB Certification Exam 703 - I got this book exactly last year but did not even open the book, I need to travel back urgently. Now, here I am opened the book and planning to give the exam 23rd of this month. Wish me good luck guys..

My New Affair..

I am back to work and it’s been two weeks at office. My office has moved to Ambattur; I do like adventures and wanted to try out the Public transport. Luckily for me the bus starts from my place, if I could squeeze myself in and out I can grab a place even King Henry would not have had that satisfaction after grabbing his throne. It would be quite relaxing and entertaining an hour drive and another 200 foot will take to my office.

Men get easily bored of doing same thing. I wanted to try out the office bus thought at least traveling by office bus will bring the best discipline out of me.

I need to be there by 8:00 am at my bus stop and would start working from 9:00 am. Same would apply for travel back, start by 7:00 pm and taste my dinner by 8:30 pm. I love this; let me see how long this affair continues. :-)

Monday, January 22, 2007

Happy News...

Today, I was watching Vishnu's Marriage photos..I really dont know I was so happy to see one of my friend getting married. And some kind of happiness spread over when you hear your good ones are into some kind of happy news.

I am eagerly looking forward my trip to India...after I got list of marriage news... not to get married but to attend those functions.

Susi's engagement, Sandhya marriage, Pradeep's marriage and list still goes on..
And after hearing..Shan's marriage news, PK's D-Day and Bharathi's too..I went ahead and thought why cant all the guys can arrange the dates in one particular season..

Heard three marriages during July and August..so thought why cant everyone plan to have during particular season so that everyone can plan and attend everyone's function..

So..weird right...Good thinking can sometimes be so weird..but its good feeling.. ;-)

Sunday, January 21, 2007

History of Religion - Interesting video from Youtube..

I found this interesting video of religion from Youtube..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fasnjtAGqHc&mode=related&search=

Check this out...

Today's Fortune in Orkut..

Orkut is really nice tool to get in touch with all your buddies and it has lot many features. Fortune is one of the feature where every day in your home page, you would be having a sentence about your fortune on that day.

My travel to India was on January 19th and when I went to Airport the Airlines authority advised me that the ticket got void or invalid and I cannot travel with it. I was so annoyed and called immediately my travel person and asked the reasons. Then, informed to my manager about my inability to travel.

And after reaching home, I logged on to Orkut to figure out this fortune for that day

"Serious trouble will bypass you"

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Monday, January 15, 2007

Books: Current Readings..

I am currently reading..

Kashmir : Roots of Conflicts, Paths to Peace.. by Sumantra Bose

I am end of conflicts...very factual and nice reading..

What in the word? by Charles Harrington Elster

For me, its very interesting to know much of words and its roots..really a good one...

After a long time, getting to the mould of reading..

During the period of hibernation, read below..

Java Book
Swami Vivekanada - Biography
The Rule of four
Monk who sold his ferrari
The Little SAS book
SAS: Programming Guide

Beckham: Real New Year Blast..

The much awaited news broke.. Its been announced.. David Beckham's transfer to new club for a whopping amount of 128 million pound...

Check out this Los Angeles Club website, welcoming Beckham as god's arriving...

http://la.galaxy.mlsnet.com/t106/index.jsp

And also his story on the site

http://la.galaxy.mlsnet.com/news/team_news.jsp?ymd=20070111&content_id=81598&vkey=pr_lag&fext=.jsp&team=t106

I was very curious to know what would be Indian version of this amount...My Maths got out of scope and really could not read this amoount

1 Million pound = 86,989,341 Rupees
128 Million pound = 1113,46,35,648 Rupees

Yappa...semma deal machi..