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..

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.

812,000 copies

70,000 copies

8.3 million copies

2,652,656 copies

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 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..


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.


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 would enjoy watching with your friends..

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 will be backfired..

3. Because Men are more sincere..let it pave to the way of success or 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 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."