Wednesday, December 31

Happy New Year !!!

Happy New Year to you all !!

And I would like to share with you all a very funny but more throughful new year wish that i read this morning..

Check this out- A DATA DOGHOUSE!!

And I sincerely hope that his new year wish does come true...

And now .. Off I go to search for "Data Shadow Systems or Spreadmarts "

Monday, December 29

happy birthday Bro!!

It’s your birthday time again;
It’s true; there’s no denying,
Another year has come and gone;
And you know that you are greying ;-)
And You know that I’m not lying.

Happy Birthday Bro!!

Wednesday, December 24

Denzel's Birthday!!



Denzel's birthday is on 28th dec!!
God Bless Denzel Washington!!!

Monday, December 22

Christmas and New Year

Then

Make christmas crib for celebration at school
School Christmas carols
2 weeks holiday
New Dress for new year
Busrting crackers at 00:00 hours
Watching DD for new year songs (They are never tired of kamal's "Ilamai Idho Idho..")
Temple visit on 1st January
Feast by mom
Review of New year releases
Answers to be written for Half Yearly question papers
Reluctant counting of days for school reopening


Now
Visit Mega malls for Christmas 50% sales
Forward Christmas and New year wishes emails
Apply RH (Restricted Holiday) request and wait for approval
New year parties or booze at home
Network jam , send sms wishes to buddies
Wake up at 11 AM on 1st January
Call up parents , sister , bro and other close relatives
Pray for better appriasal this year.
Order Pizza for Lunch
Wtach pirated DVD of the new year release
Left over pizza for dinner

Tuesday, December 9

Bi-yearly torture !??!!?

Haan .. its performance appraisal .. But at our work place, it happens twice in a year.
And I successfully completed filling up the self appraisal part today ..
Sigh!!! (yes Sigh with a Capital Bold S)

Thursday, December 4

Ha Raham (Mehfuz) from the movie Aamir

Allah…

aani jaani… hai kahaani…
bulbule si… zindgaani…
banti kabhi bigadti…
tez hawa se ladti, bhidti…

ha raham, ha raham, farma e-Khuda…
ha raham, ha raham, farma e-Khuda…
mehfuz har kadam karna e-Khuda, e-Khuda
mehfuz har kadam karna e-Khuda, e-Khuda…

Allah…

saanson ki sooti… dor anoothi…
jal jayegi… jal jayegi…
band jo laaye the, haath ki muthhi…
khul jayegi… khul jayegi…

armaan kare kayaa ye ujlee…
mitti mein mil jayegi..
chaahe jitni shamaayein raushan kar le…
dhoop to dhal jayegi, jayegi…

ha raham, ha raham, farma e-Khuda…
ha raham, ha raham, farma e-Khuda…
mehfuz har kadam karna e-Khuda, e-Khuda
mehfuz har kadam karna e-Khuda, e-Khuda…

sone chamak mein, sikko khanak mein…
milta nahi… milta nahi…
dhool ke zarron mein, dhoonde koi tu…
milta wahin… milta wahin…

kya majaal teri marzee ke aage…
bando ki chal jayegi…
thaame ungli jo tu kathputli bhi…
chaal badal jayegi, jayegi..

ha raham, ha raham, farma e-Khuda…
ha raham, ha raham, farma e-Khuda…
mehfuz har kadam karna e-Khuda, e-Khuda
mehfuz har kadam karna e-Khuda, e-Khuda…


This is a song from the movie "Aamir". I loved this song as much as i liked the movie. Rajeev Khandelwal is a wonderful actor. And the music director Amit Trivedi has done a great work.. hats off to him ..

Where is our President?

Blasts , Hostages ..
So many lossess..

Where is our President?
I havent heard a word from her yet..

Tuesday, November 25

Thursday, November 20

The Little Mermaid

I wish to be there some day!!




Wednesday, November 19

Do you tweet?

Looks like I missed out all the fun...
Coz I dint explore twitter all these days

I even found a twitterbadge and I have added that to my blog.. Its really cool
Check it out

Wednesday, November 12

Where are you hurrying to?
You will see
the same moon tonight
wherever you go!

-- Jzumi Shikibu

Wednesday, November 5

Tuesday, October 14

Ultimate Answers

The Guardian

I watched the movie "The Guardian" over the weekend.
This movie had some very good dialogues.. And here are a few I liked.. (ripped from IMDB)


Jake Fischer: You do *not* want to hear about my day.
Emily Thomas: Yeah, I do.
Jake Fischer: Man, this guy Randall, you know, it doesn't matter what I do. It's just not good enough.
Emily Thomas: Maybe he's just trying to push you to be better. We teachers do that to the ones we believe in.
Jake Fischer: No, it's personal with me. He's knows that I'm better then he was. I mean, today I broke every one of his records. I owned them all.
Maggie McGlone: Not all of them. There's one record you won't break.
[takes a picture off the wall]
Maggie McGlone: This is 'The Aegis'. Medical ship. Caught on fire. It was a nightmare; people burning in their beds. And Ben Randall got every one of those people out of there, except for this one guy. And right when the ship started to go down, he reaches down and grabs this guy. He's hanging from the cable with this man's life in his hands, and the winch jams. It's twenty minutes to the base. The man's screaming, but Ben looks him dead in the eye, and do you know what he said? He said "I won't let go."
Emily Thomas: What happened?
Maggie McGlone: Dislocated his shoulder, tore every tendon in his hand, but he didn't let go. Twenty minutes, just fingertips. You break that record, and you give me a call.
Jake Fischer: ...My day was alright.


Jake Fischer: Hey, I wanted to apologize for what I said earlier about you being old and washed up.
[Ben nods]
Jake Fischer: ...Is there anything you'd like to say to me?
Ben Randall: Like what?
Jake Fischer: I don't know, I apologized to you, I just thought that, you know, there might be something you've said or done that you'd like to apologize to me for...
Ben Randall: Why?
Jake Fischer: Cause...that's how's it's done, I...you suck at apologizes.

Billy Hodge: We go to "A" School, which is the most difficult school in the military. The attrition rate's like...what is it, 50 percent?
Jake Fischer: 50 percent.
Billy Hodge: Over 50 percent. We're still here. Cause we're the best of the best. When storms shut down entire ports, you know who goes out? Uh, we do. When hurricanes ground the US Navy, guess who goes out! That's right, we do!
Bartender: Look honey, you'd better keep it down in here.
Billy Hodge: Okay, honey.
[to Jake]
Billy Hodge: She called me 'honey'!
[to the bartender]
Billy Hodge: Okay, honey! But when God himself reaches down from heaven...What does he do, Jake?
Jake Fischer: [trying not to laugh] Rips houses off the foundations.
Billy Hodge: When God himself rips houses off the foundations, we go out! Because we are rescue swimmers, and that's what we do.

Friday, October 10

Time Machine Tag

Looks like a revenge tag


Here goes my time machine vrrooomm...
2008 - 2013
Raghav
Kiran
Family
Work
Business Inteligence
Datwarehousing
PMP certification
2nd Std note books
School Home work
Teach raghav to read
Will I be a Cool Mom!!
Brother's marriage
SIL's kid

2014 - 2019
Raghav
Kiran
Family
8th Std note books
Introduce classics (novels) to Raghav
Complete 35 years
Hit gym with Kiran
work
Project Management
Weight Gain
Wear glasses
Europe trip
Join some intrumental class with Raghav
Bro's kid

2020 -2025
Raghav
Kiran
Family
Board exams
Final Destination - Raghav's choice
World tour with Kiran
Work
Some head position

2026 -2030
Family
Raghav settled
Peace

Tuesday, October 7

A tag

Ten Things You Wish You Could Say To People Right Now :
1. Gym instructor: Whats the fastest and easiest way to reduce weight? Muje pathla karo
2. M: From where to do you get so much energy to talk?
3. S , H and F: From where do you get so much patience to hear her speaking?
4. PM: Please ... Muje kuch achcha kaam do.
5. Hello.. (My cellphone is lying dead since morning)
6. Your Coffee sucks ( to the coffee vendor guy)
7. Jorgen Hiezenberg - I highly appreciate your thoughts on BI
8. Vineet Nayyar - loved your dance
9. Guess familiarity breeds contempt.
10.To everyone: Hurray!!!! I am not working from 15th to 31th of this month

Nine Things About Yourself
1. I had a big crush on the cricketer Venkatapathy Raju.
2. Once upon a time, I was a voracious reader. I loved reading classics like "Mayor of Casterbridge". I can even quote a few lines from them.
3. The one and only sports certficate which I won, was for three legged race in 1990
4. I have a great difficulty in memorizing phone numbers. Sometimes I forget my own cell phone number
5. I have more guy friends than girls
6. I bite nails.
7. My late grandfather appears in all my dreams, irrespective of the dream scenario or situation
8. I hate Feminists
9. I cannot stop talking about my son. Be it to a watchman or a drop dead handsome guy.


Eight Ways To Win Your Heart
1. Listen my rants
2. Buy me a Book
3. Dont ask me to cook for you
4. Strong coffee with less sugar
5. Call me often ( Excuse me .. I dont love those telemarketers)
6. Follow Khalil Gibran's words "let there be spaces in your togetherness".
7. Buy me loads of dark chocolates
8. Be Unpredictable.

Seven Things That Cross Your Mind A Lot
1. What is Raghav doing now?
2. Equivalent Dilbert strips for any stituation at work
3. I should get some physical excersice.
4. I should stop biting my nails.
5. Robert frost's "Miles to go before you sleep"
6. Dont stop ... you are almost there..
7. How can I be so stupid... Is anyone watching me ...

Six Things You Wish You Never Did
1. Start a Blog .. I would have had more time for other things
2. Stop my studies with just a BE degree.
3. Let people take me for granted.
4. Sharing knowledge.. I never knew it would have its negative effects too
5. Join Keane. Learnt that people dont leave companies , but they leave their managers.
6. Cut my hair

Five Turn-Off’s
1. Male Chauvinistic pigs ..( Mind you .. I am not a feminist)
2. Dumb smile
3. Comparing me with others
4. People trying to act smart but are not
5. People asking me on why I have never been onsite

Four Turn-On’s
1. Intelligence
2. Big smiling calm eyes
3. Honesty
4. Respect to others.

Three Things You Want To Do Before You Die
Visit Denmark
Slim down to 50 Kg
Camp in African forest

Two Smileys that Describe You
unhappy smileys
free smilies


One Confession:
I love tags character smileys


Tag:
1. Ones and Zeros kiran
2. Girl walking on the cloud - Goush
3. Kavikkuil - Bhuvi
4. Those who want to take up, take it up....

Birthday Message to my Husband!


We have our ups and downs
This we both know
Through it all, our love
Still manages to grow

There's something I want to tell you
And I'm sure you already know
You're an important part in my life
And I love you so


Pic and Poem from (http://www.things-to-say.com/)

Wednesday, October 1

New post on Denzel

Publicity .... ofcourse Shameless!!
New post on Denzel

Tuesday, September 30

This Day .. That Year!

Chandra Gupta Maurya's period was India's Golden era, Patni days were mine!

I love Patni for...
The best friends it gave me, whom I would treasure for life
Every single moment I spent at work
Every single request I solved
Every single mail that I sent from the production support id
Every single chat line I typed on sametime
Every single call I made from the link line
Every single mapping, report and service I created
Every single saturday and sunday spent at work running those narrowcaster services
Working on four projects at a time and winning an award for the same
Every single night spent at work fire fighting for the project which was out of schedule
Every single night spent sleeping on the conference room's round table during the MSTR production move
Every single appreciation mail which I recieved from our onsite coordinators
Teasing Hari and Johnson and Fighting with Karthikeyan
Time spent on 11th floor cafeteria with Rajee, Jayanthi and Hari
"Comedy of Errors" and the "Lived Happily Ever After" story of Jayanthi and Anand
Mani anna's Coffee and hot bajjis
Lunches with hot jalebis at Dhaba Express
Fight with Hariharan on rumors regarding his marriage
My attitude towards Hariharan on his first day in Chennai
Dinner at Palki during Hariharan's visit and all the fun we had clicking photos
Dinner at The Park and the "Charles Angels" movie with Vincent and team.
Mumbai visit for project transition
Calling a project manager as "Phokat" over chat, who later took over our project in Mumbai after transition.
All those sweet stupid chats on sametime with Ankur.
Every single tear I shed when I decided to resign
Every single promise we made to keep in touch

I have had my worst days too.. But I still treasure them.. coz people around me always made me feel special. I was too lucky to have had such a great team.

What makes this day even more special is that I joined Patni on Sept 30th 2002 and left on Sept 30th 2004. And the memories of those two years will remain forever fresh....

Four years passed !! And I am still missing it .. and I am still loving it!!

Monday, September 29

Comfortably Numb - Pink Floyd

Hello.
Is there anybody in there?
Just nod if you can hear me.
Is there anyone home?

Come on, now.
I hear youre feeling down.
Well I can ease your pain,
Get you on your feet again.

Relax.
I need some information first.
Just the basic facts:
Can you show me where it hurts?

There is no pain, you are receding.
A distant ships smoke on the horizon.
You are only coming through in waves.
Your lips move but I cant hear what youre sayin.
When I was a child I had a fever.
My hands felt just like two balloons.
Now I got that feeling once again.
I cant explain, you would not understand.
This is not how I am.
I have become comfortably numb.

Ok.
Just a little pinprick. [ping]
Therell be no more --aaaaaahhhhh!
But you may feel a little sick.

Can you stand up?
I do believe its working. good.
Thatll keep you going for the show.
Come on its time to go.

There is no pain, you are receding.
A distant ships smoke on the horizon.
You are only coming through in waves.
Your lips move but I cant hear what youre sayin.
When I was a child I caught a fleeting glimpse,
Out of the corner of my eye.
I turned to look but it was gone.
I cannot put my finger on it now.
The child is grown, the dream is gone.
I have become comfortably numb.

Friday, September 26

Happy weekend!!

To all those lurking around here...

Wish you all a very happy weekend !!

Thursday, September 25

Select a Name for our cricket team!!

The task of selecting the name of our location's cricket team was given to a few freshers in my team. Our office building's name is STC, so they wanted the name of the cricket team should also be something abreviating to STC.

Keeping in mind the past records of our location's team , bang came the first suggestion...
STC - SAVE The Champions!!!

The list of other suggestions were ::

STC ! Society of Trusted Champions
Spirit of the champions
Shine with the Champions
Stunt with the Champions
Sport with the Champions
Stock of the Champions
Save the Champions
Struggle for the Champions
Souls of the Champions
Stars among the Champions
Spark of the Champions
Sparkle with the Champions
Scintillate with the Champions
Sizzlers -The Champions
Salute the Champions
Scrambled Eggheads- The Champions!
Sa-ro-ja The Champions

My personal favourite was Scrambled Eggheads- The Champions!

Can you guys think of any better name for our team!!

Monday, September 15

New post on Denzel

Shameless Publicity .. Again!!
New post on Denzel blog

Happy Friendship Day!!

You guys must be wondering. I can see question marks on your face. Friendship day in Sept.. No .. I am not crazy.

Yup.. Today is our friendship day and I would not miss wishing my friends Sandeep and Naresh on this day.

This is something which I wrote about Sandeep and Naresh, long time back on my blog..

Name : Naresh
Pet Name: Cobra
About : He was always there to giude me and advice me.

Name : Sandeep
Pet Name: Sandy
About : If you have never met a sumo wrestler, come to India, here is the one for you but beware - he's too sweet to handle.





Happy Birthday Naresh!!


Sandeep .. If you reading this blog.. I would like you to know that even now.. I call it "A Friendship by Accident"

Friday, September 12

Irregardless

I don't need you anymore
You left me feeling sore
But now that's no more
How I loved you with all my heart
Until we had to part
Oh how you broke my heart
Now I don't need you anymore
You left me feeling sore
But now that's no more
I used to wish that you would stay
Even just for another day
Now I'm glad you didn't stay
Cause I don't need you anymore
You left me feeling sore
But now that's no more
I have gotten over you
Now I can say that's true
I no longer love you
And I don't need you anymore
You left me feeling sore
But now that's no more
Yeah I don't need you anymore
You left me feeling sore
But now that's no more
No now that's no more

Artist: Harmony Lyrics

Thursday, September 11

Onam - Pookkalam Competition

There was Pookkalam competition at our office as a part of Onam celebration. And our team won the second prize.. This was our pookkolam..



And the pookkolam which got the first prize was


Happy Onam to all!!!!

Wednesday, September 10

Finally!!

koi fariyaad

My husband plays this song in the car whenever he finds me in a very bad mood. And I happened to be in one such bad mood over this weekend. The moment the play button was pressed, flashback scenes came rushing to my head and I could see those tortoise mosquito coils going round and round.


We watched this movie on friendship day of our college final year. We loved the songs. I remember, the whole of our batch, sitting in one room, hearing to this song , over 100 times on one night.

koi fariyaad, tere dil mein, dabee ho jaise
tune aankhon, se koi baat, kahi ho jaise
jaagte jaagte, ik umr, katee ho jaise
jaan baki, hai magar saans, ruki ho jaise


(Priyanshu Chatterjee’s dialogue: jaanta hun, aapko sahare ki zarurat nahi, main sirf saatah dene aaya hun)

har mulaqat pe, mehsoos, yehi hota hai
mujhse kuch, teri nazar, pooch rahi ho jaise
raah chalte, hue aksar, ye gumaah hota hai
wo nazar chup ke, mujhe, dekh rahi ho jaise

ek lamhe, mein simat aaya, sadiyon ka safar
zindagi tez, bohat tez, chali ho jaise
iss tarah pehron tujhe, sochta rehta, hun main
meri har saans, tere naam, likhi ho, jaise

koi fariyaad, tere dil mein, dabee ho jaise
tune aankhon, se koi baat, kahi ho jaise
jaagte jaagte, ik umr, katee ho jaise
jaan baki, hai magar saans, ruki ho jaise

Monday, September 8

Kahlil Gibran on Marriage

Then Almitra spoke again and said, And what of Marriage, Master?
And he answered saying:You were born together, and together you shall be forevermore.
You shall be together when the white wings of death scatter your days.
Ay, you shall be together even in the silent memory of God.
But let there be spaces in your togetherness,
And let the winds of the heavens dance between you.

Love one another, but make not a bond of love:
Let it rather be a moving sea between the shores of your souls.
Fill each other's cup but drink not from one cup.
Give one another of your bread but eat not from the same loaf.
Sing and dance together and be joyous, but let each one of you be alone,
Even as the strings of a lute are alone though they quiver with the same music.

Give your hearts, but not into each other's keeping.
For only the hand of Life can contain your hearts.
And stand together yet not too near together:
For the pillars of the temple stand apart,
And the oak tree and the cypress grow not in each other's shadow.


I now understand why some people use Kahlil Gibran's poem as their marriage vow. This is one of the most wonderful poem on relationships, I have ever read.

Friday, September 5

हम बेखुदी में

हम उम्म्म हम हम हम हम आ आ आ चले गए
हम बेखुदी में तुम को पुकारे चले गए हम..
हम बेखुदी में तुम को पुकारे चले गए
सागर में ज़िन्दगी को उतारे चले गए हम॥

देखा की यह तुम्हे हम बनके दीवाना
उतरा हो नशा तो हम ने यह जाना
सारे वोह ज़िन्दगी के सहारे चले गए
हम बेखुदी में तुम को पुकारे चले गए हम॥

तुम तो न कहो हम ख़ुद ही से खेले
डूबे नहीं हमी यूँ नशे में अकेले
शीशे में आप को भी उतारे चले गए
हम बेखुदी में तुम को पुकारे चले गए
सागर में ज़िन्दगी को उतारे चले गए हम..

Wednesday, September 3

From the day I posted my bucketlist with the wish to visit Denmark , I have been getting some hits from a IP address registered at Denmark...


I wonder if it is atually someone browsing from Denmark, or some soul (troubled) sitting in some corner cubicle of one of the Indian IT companies and working for some European client.

Kangalal paarpadhum poi, kaadal ketpadhum poi, Theera visarippadhe mei..

Trivia:
The names of the three monkeys which pose for HEAR NO EVIL, SPEAK NO EVIL, SEE NO EVIL are : Mizaru, Kikazaru and Iwazaru

An Update: Sep 5th 2008


Its nice to see my child go places

Monday, September 1

Happy Birthday Aapiser!!

Birthday’s are always time for us to celebrate and eat cakes and enjoy….
It has become a culture now to get a cake for the bday boy/girl ( To be read as BAKRA) … Also, Lot of discussions about choosing the venue for the treat.

So here comes the birthday of one of the key members of our group..
He is called as "AMBANI" by some and as "Aapiser" by most of us.

It is a unique experience working with him. He is a Perennial source of ideas.
We always send our work for review to him atleast two or three days before the actual delivery. Because he would for sure come up with the best logic with far better performance than what we had initially designed.

I was working on converting a code to ETL package and was breaking my head when the ouput of the code was different from that of the package I developed. I was literally brooding over that logic for more than 8 hours. And it took him exactly 10 minutes to crack the issue and to point out that I had missed to comment out a part of the ETL logic. I am forever indebted to him cause he helped me in realizing that I can also be the dumbest of the dumb and hence shattered my forever towering ego :P

So Here I am wishing our MS - Guru a very happy and a wonderful Birthday!!

Have a Blast "Aapiser"

Tuesday, August 26

My Bucketlist

Have my own personal library of books and CDs.

Visit my college with all my friends.

Spend a night in an African forest

Pose for a photo in front of the little mermaid in Denmark and spend the christmas eve at Tivoli

Vist all European Countries.

Work for some NGO

Stick a print out of a whacky Dilbert strip on my cubicle.

Buy something (medicines exempted) for myself without feeling guilty about it.

Drive a car on a highway.

Slap someone whom I hate the most


Monday, August 25

New post on Denzel

Shameless publicity again!!
A new post on Denzel blog..

Monday, August 18

Adventure ( Horror!!!) at 00:15 Hrs

How would you feel when


You have to board a train at 00:15 Hrs.

You are travelling alone.

The train stops for just 5 minutes at this station.

You board the train to find your berth already occupied

The person sleeping in your berth also has a valid ticket

The ticket examinar tells you are carrying yesterday's ticket

You finally understand how you have messed by booking the ticket for 17th 00:15 hrs train while you are actually travelling on 18th 00:15 hrs. All this confusion because you were leaving home on 17th

You travel for 8 hours standing on one leg in an unreserved compartment, cursing yourself for all the mess.

Your train is running late by an hour.

You have to reach work soon as you are in a new project.

This is how you will look when you enter work

Friday, August 8

Raghav's Birthday!!



August 11th is my son's birthday. He turns a whopping ... 3 year old..
These three years went so fast.. amazingly fast.

Kind of sad to think that those days will never return. I am sure even if he could return them to us, he wouldn’t, because he is having a blast being the “Terrible 3?!!?!".

Needless to say though, amma is proud. Life is simple for now. I’m proud of just the fact that he’s growing up.

Copy Paste from my site

I picked this from my site . Posting it here . coz that made me nostalgic about my Patni days.

Just a few of the things that i cherish in life ....
Death by chocolates
A Cute teady Candle lights
Lavender water
The sound of my cell buzzing.
If it is buzzing it is someone i like!
Late night walks
The smell and sound of rain. also getting caught in them...
Crushed cottons
Pastels Holding hands in public
coffee
Bonfires on cold nights
Late night conversations
The crescent moon
A large stack of books
Whipped Cream and strawberries
Foamy cup of hot chocolate
The message that says: You've got mail.
Hand written letters

Things I miss .....
Hostel Life
All my College Friends
A Cute little dog .. A heartbeat at my feet
Hostel Birthday Parties
Mess Food
Doogy and Bruno

Friday, July 25

A new post on Denzel!

Hey guys and Gals!!

A new post on Denzel is up on my Denzel blog
Do check it out!!!

Friday, July 18

He -She

Scene 1:

SHE 1: Hey "HE" .. Visa interview date enna?
HE : 23rd Wednesday!
SHE 2: ahaa.. Pon kadaithaalum bhudhan kadikaadhu .. Adhanalaa ..
annaikku ellarukkum falooda vaangi thaanga
HE : Bhudhan kadaikudhunga .. aana Ponnu dhan kadaikaa maatengudhu
(sporting a sorry face)
SHE 1: ayyo addhu Pon , Gold.. Ponnu illa.
HE : rendum onnu dhan
SHE 3: Indirecta dowry kekkariya? Dowry case ulla thallidu vaanga.
SHE 2: Dowry case illa .. Child marriage case-la ..
HE : (totally depressed) Phone vayaru arundhu moonu naal aachchu
(In Koundamani style -Suriyan movie)


Scene 2:

HE : coffe jaane tu??? ( effect of watching the movie "Jaane tu ya jaane na")
SHE : ennnaa???
HE : Coffee polama?
SHE : idhu enna adha eleventh floor "sangi mangi" kaagava?
HE : Hey ellarukkum eppadi theriyum?
SHE : pottu vanguvomla!!
HE : ayyo naane vaaya kuduththu maatikittenna?
SHE : Anda mupadhu naatkalil Hindi bookku kooda vaangitella?
HE : Narayana .. indha kosu tholla thaanga mudiyalappa
(In Koundamani style Suriyan movie)

Gems of Kavi Arasu



பரமசிவன் கழுத்திலிருந்து பாம்பு கேட்டது
கருடா சௌக்யமா யாரும்
இருக்குமிடத்தில் இருந்து கொண்டால்
எல்லாம் சௌக்யமே கருடன் சொன்னது
அதில் அர்த்தம் உள்ளது!

உயர்ந்த இடத்தில் இருக்கும் போது
உலகம் உன்னை மதிக்கும் உன்
நிலைமை கொஞ்சம் இறங்கி வந்தால்
நிழலும்கூட மிதிக்கும்!

மதியாதார் தலைவாசல் மிதிக்காதே என்று
மானமுள்ள மனிதனுக்கு ஒளவை சொன்னது
அதில் அர்த்தம் உள்ளது!

Tuesday, July 15

New Post on Denzel

Shamless Publicity!!!

Do read the blog on Denzel...

Thursday, July 10

Do you have Friends at work?

Like any good friendship, friendships at work take time, nurturing and effort on our part. It is quite easy to ignore them as someone being less important. We hear people saying " Oh!! She / He is just my colleague" . But are they really "Just work Friends"

We spend 8+ hours a day at work, which is more than many of us spend with parents / spouse or other friends. And while most os us actually spend most of our time working , on the job friendships are valuable for our mental well-being. They are the best stree busters.

A friendly pat when you are breaking your head with some coding, would really cheer up the moment.

A quick chat / gossip during the tea breaks does help to keep youself updated on the office politics.

An offline friendly discussion with your team lead or project manager the best way to communicate your aspirations without waiting for your appraisal. Appraisals feedback will be a cake if such discussions happen more often, coz your PM would know more about you rather than what you would reveal in that one hour feedback discussion.

Birthday parties and Family get togethers would add to the fun.

I had been always lucky enough to be a part of a very lively team. My present team is too enthusiastic. And our ODC gets too animated everyday after 5 PM, Have you ever seen a team of tecies hitting each other in Pokiri Vadivelu style, with long pipes. If no .. do come to our ODC after 5 PM, you will get to see all these spectaculat events.

There are two team members who usually become the centre of all our jokes and fun. And these two people are just too sportive to take all these jokes as just jokes.

I love all these activties at work. Enjoy all the leg pulling and also being pulled. They are Real ( yeah! real with capital R) good stress busters.

Words of advice: When you look for a job, don’t just concentrate on the money or health benefits. Make sure the people you interview with and meet are people that you can see yourself friends with, because in the end, that’s what will keep you sane.

Thursday, June 26

Happy Birthday Rajesh!

Dear Rajesh(doc)

Throughout the years
That I have known you
You have been a true
Blessing in my life


Make a wish
Make it last your whole life through
Its a gift from the heart
Making all your dreams come true
As the light from the candles shine on your face
Take a chance
Today you can believe

Make a wish
Its your birthday
Happy birthday to you Rajesh!




Life is not the breath you take. Its the momemts that take your breath away.

Monday, June 23

I am a dabbler!!

I dabbled in electronics during my undergrad. I joined MFM correspondence course . But later discontinued it as I did not want to end up counting the number of soaps sold in some remote part of India (:-P).

Patni (My first employer)taught me datawarehousing. I worked on ETL tool called Informatica and OLAP tool called Microstrategy. With the basic datawarehousing background I could work on any DW tool.

I worked on Power Builder at Keane India. I loved Unix Scripting. I like working on vi editor.

I preferred working on Informatica. So shifted back to Informatica when I worked at Wipro.

After joining HCL, I have been dabbling in various DW tools.
I enjoyed working on SSIS and SSRS. And my present project is on Cognos.

Well.. Why am Isaying all this now?
Coz I am now getting readyto dabble in another new ETL tool (Dta stage) .
I am now attending a classroom training..

:-(.. Bhuuuuuhhh
I hate these classrooms.
Please.. why dont they just give me the installables and two days to explore the tool.

Thursday, June 19

Wednesday, June 18

New blog - Dedicated to Denzel

Opened a new blog dedicated to the versatile actor - Denzel Washington.
Do check it out!

Denzel - Part 4

Found some of denzel's personal quotes on this site.
They are very interesting

Denzel Washington - Part 1



I watched the movie Dejavu last weekend. It was truely wonderful.
While reading about this movie in IMDB, I happened to see Denzel's biography on IMDB.
Thanks to IMDB!! I have 288 photos of Denzel now to droool over.
I also happened to see some of his personal quotes. I liked all of them .. The best are ...

Acting is just a way of making a living, the family is life.

[on where he likes to keep his Oscars] "Next to each other."

(In 1998) "Acting's like someone asking you for years to write the characters, but they write the book."

I'm very proud to be black, but black is not all I am. That's my cultural historical background, my genetic makeup, but it's not all of who I am or is it the basis from which I answer every question.

My next goal is to read the book "A Hand to Guide Me" by Denzel with Daniel Paisner.
I dint find it on esnips. Can somebody tell me from where I can download it.. please

Tuesday, June 3

Harsha Bhogle's speech on excellence

Harsha Bhogle is a man with multiple personalities. When he is not with Cricket big shots in the commentary box, he contributes as columnist to multiple news papers. I got a chance to watch a video of his speech , delivered in IIM-A, on excellence. It was the most wonderful speech I have ever heard. It was very motivating and inspiring
I have tried summarizing some of the points which he has mentioned in his speech.These are those few lines which were really inspiring.
"What is Excellence?"
Harsha says

Excellence is not a skill
Its an attitude!

Excellence is about chasing the professional performance goal and
letting the results take care of themselves.

Excellence never seeks excuses.

Excellence is the series of 100%

In life if you seek excellence, always seek people who are better than
you

Excellence is not about talent alone. Infact major part of excellence
has nothing to do with talent. It is what you do with the talent matters.

Excellence is also about learning from mistakes. Mistakes are your best
friends.

Excellence is as much as knowing what not to do as much as knowing
what to do

Excellence is about desire.

Excellence is all about having the confidence to share
knowledge

Excellence is all about accepting criticism.

" What is crucial? The End or The Path"
His views on "The End"

The end is crucial. Because end is always the driver of the ambition. We usually set ourselves the end or the result goals. The End gives us the vision. "The End" at all cost attitude that pervades is the source for all anxiety. It also
creates the temptation to do whatever it takes to win

His views on "The Path"

Excellence is about chasing the professional performance goal and letting the results / end take care of themselves. Make the process of achievement supreme and make the result irrelevant. Make perfect the process of performance and don't allow the pressure of the results to choke your performance. And that is the wonderful journey path to excellence.

"Excellence is a series of 100%"

If you give every moment 100% and then wait for the next moment and say " You know what ! this is the moment I wanted to give 100% too" and then the next moment turns up and then you say " Actually this was the moment I really wanted to give my 100% best" . And then you will find the little things in life that makes the difference between the good and great just happen.

You don't know who is watching you, where which opportunity is coming along. So always give your 100% best effort.

Can you fill 2 litres in a 1 litre pepsi bottle?
So you can never give anything more than 100%.
But you can give 100% for every moment

There is no shame in saying "Well Done .. you are better than me" When you know that you have given your 100% effort ethically.

"Excellence never seeks excuses"

The moment someone says "I would have been good But".. it means you are trying to assign the blame of your poor performance on someone else. This means you are not great already!

The moment you allow youself to go wrong , you fall into a possibility map, then you DO go wrong!

"Stop hating Criticism"

Don't live in the rarrified bubble without taking criticism.

Never marry a fan.


"Arrogance"

Arrogance is the biggest stumbling block to success.

In the path of excellence, if you have ego and anger on your sde, you don't need an opponent. You have done 90% of the job of ruining youself.

"Talent and Attitude"

Excellence is not about talent alone. Infact major part of excelelnec has nothing to do with talent. It is what you do with the talent matters.

Attitude and Passion count far more than talent

Ability talent opens the first door but it is not going to open the last door for you.

"Luck"

Luck is all bout recognizing the opportunity before it comes.

Luck is the fantastic fusion of talent and an opportunity spotted.

Ultimate Risk!

I did an ultimate risky job on Sunday!!
I watched

VEERASAMY

Saturday, May 31

Spell Checker Blues

Eye halve a spelling chequer
It came with my pea sea
It plainly marques four my revue
Miss steaks eye kin knot sea.

Eye strike a key and type a word
And weight four it two say
Weather eye am wrong oar write
It shows me strait a weigh.

As soon as a mist ache is maid
It nose bee fore two long
And eye can put the error rite
Its rarely ever wrong.

Eye have run this poem threw it
I am shore your pleased two no
Its letter perfect in it's weigh
My chequer tolled me sew.

Anon


Found this poem on blog : Chewing the cud
Another beautiful example to prove that Windows sucks

Saturday, May 24

Dreams - by Langston Hughes

Hold fast to dreams
For if dreams die
Life is a broken-winged bird
That cannot fly.

Hold fast to dreams
For when dreams go
Life is a barren field
Frozen with snow.

Wednesday, May 21

Dreams - Cntd

Was listening to DDLJ songs

Dekha Na Tune Mudke Bhi Peechhe
Kuchh Der To Main Ruka Tha
Jab Dil Ne Tujhko Rokna Chaaha
Door Tu Ja Chuka Tha


Is this is reason for all our deferred dreams?
The opportunity waits, but we don't realise that it is still waiting for us to turn back and grab it. By the time we understand this, its always too late.

And hence the dreams stay forever and sag like a heavy load.

Saturday, May 10

Denzel Washingtion - "My Man"



Watched Denzel Washington's American Gangster.
Watched it more than 10 times over the last 2 weeks.
I feel "head over heal" every time I hear him say "My Man"
He is just too good. Wonder how he missed the Oscar for this

I liked the scene , where he speaks to a "Dominic" after an attempt was made to kill his wife by some opponent. His expressions were so correct and apt.

I loved his dialogue delivery, especially when he says "This is my home. This is where my business is, my wife, my mother, my family. This is my country, I ain't goin' nowhere"
And of course every time he said "My Man" I went bonkers




Thursday, May 8

Reality

Two wonderful quotes on the word - REALITY

I believe in looking reality straight in the eye and denying it.
-- Garrison Keillor

Reality continues to ruin my life.
-- Calvin ( from Calvin and Hobbes )

Monday, May 5

Things You Dont Want To Hear During Surgery

This was posted by gas man aka Doc aka Dr. Rajesh in his old blog on Sunday, 21 March 2004

- Wait a minute, if this is his spleen, then what's that?
- Hand me that... uh... whatever it's called!
- Oh no! I just lost my watch.
- "Accept this sacrifice, O Great Lord of Darkness"
- Bo! Bo! Come back with that! Bad Dog!
- Better save that. We'll need it for the autopsy.
- Oops! Hey, has anyone ever survived 500 ml of this stuff before?
- There go the lights again...
- Ya' know... there's big money in kidneys... and this guy's got two of 'em.
- Everybody stand back! I lost my contact lens!
- Could you stop that thing from beating? It's throwing my concentration off.
- What's this doing here?
- I hate it when they're missing stuff in here.
- That's cool! Now can you make his leg twitch?!
- Well folks, this will be an experiment for all of us.
- You sure it wasn't this leg?
- OK, now take a picture from this angle. This is truly a freak of nature.
- Are his relatives waiting outside?
- Nurse, did this patient sign the organ donation card?
- Don't worry. I think it is sharp enough.
- What do you mean, "You want a divorce"!
- FIRE! FIRE! Everyone get out!
- This scissor looks rusted.
- Rats! Page 47 of the manual is missing!
- Isn't this the one with the really lousy insurance?
- Now from where did this spider come in from?

Doc!! I just realized that we have known each other for the past four years!
And the first time we met was on April 3rd 2004 .

I still remember that coffee day incident !!
Mrs. Doc .. I need to update you on the same. Lets meet up sometime

Wednesday, April 30

Story of Ultimate Hatred turned Friendship(??!!)

This is not another He-She story. It is a story of ultimate hatred. , revenge , ego clashes and a lot of negative feelings. This is not a short story. It went on for 4 years to come to more or less a happy ending.

He was her college mate for 4 years. She was one of the toppers in the first year and then He took over the position. This was surely not their issue because She knew He was brilliant. She admired His capabilities and his hard working nature. She appreciated the fact that a Hindi medium guy who wrote his first year Physics answer paper in Hindi worked his way up to being a college topper.
They were friends(??!!) for a few days. They even exchanged birthday cards. There were rumors that He had a soft corner for Her. But He hated to admit she was intelligent probably because he was the leader of the male chauvinist group of their college.
She wanted a partner for doing a technical paper presentation and she thought He would be the best option. But He never even considered Her request. But this did not stop her from winning the Paper presentation contest conducted at BITS.
She was one of first few students who got placed in a IT company through campus interviews. He commented saying that IT companies were for Losers. And He joined CDOT.
The best attempt from His side to tarnish her image was when He tried to cross question during Her project reviews to prove that the functionality She has tried to embed in her project is already existing. The Project Review hall turned into a ground for Fourth world War leaving other teams and professors frustrated.
Similar small incidents sparked the hatred between the two. Leaving just the two in one room, would have made sure one was dead, that is how much they hated each other by the end of third year.
After an year of leaving the college, He mailed her to her office id. She replied back calling him "A Male Chauvinistic PIG". He called her to tell her how sorry He was for all the things He did to her during the college days.
She is happily settled in India and He is pursuing his Masters Degree in France.
They are in touch again. They exchange scraps with not even a small trace of the previous enemity. Have they grown up? or Is it the effect of the new generation of Networking Sites?
Anyways !!! Thanks to Orkut and Hi5!

Saturday, April 26

Miss those days!!






Life is not the breath you take. Its the momemts that take your breath away.

Wednesday, April 23

A Tag!

I know that this blog is not visited by many.
But still .. that doesnt stop me from writing tag.

Any five question-
no matter how personal, private, or random.

I have to answer them all and answer them honestly.

In turn, you post this message in your own blog and answer the questions that are asked to you.

Ready ... Start ... Shoot your questions

And I am tagging Rajesh

Tuesday, April 22

"We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars."

Oscar Wilde

Friday, April 11

A grand Hurrahhh!!!!



Our Team attended a virtual training session conducted by Microsoft on SQL server 2008 and its new features. At the end of each session, an online quiz was conducted.
And our team won a LOTS of prizes !!!!!

Can you believe !!!
6 - 4GB pen drives and
3- MS- Press Books..

The sessions were very informative and pretty useful.
Hats off to Microsoft team for giving us this nice opportunity!!

check out www.VirtualTechDays.com for more details of the online sessions!



OUR TEAM ROCKS!!! As Always!!!!

Thursday, April 10

Dylan wins rock's first Pulitzer

He surely deserves it!!

You got a lot of nerve
To say that you're my friend
When I was down
You just stood there grinnin'

I love them

Tuesday, April 8

Hmmmmm

I like this word "Hmmmmmmmm"
A "H" followed by umpteen m's

For some, this word might sound empty , bleak or may be forsaken

For me, its pretty dear , though sometimes meaningless
It brings a feeling of exultation and joy
which is lost in other common known yes and no

Friday, April 4

Dreams!

what happens when the dreams are delayed?
Do we forget them? ..No

Do they stink like a rotten corpse? .. NoDo they just fade away in the bright sun? ..No

They stay ... and sag like a heavy load

Wednesday, March 26

Dear Deported!!

A dear colleague and a friend of mine, who was the source of enthusiasm among our group, has been transferred to a different location. Our group misses her a lot.
I just realized today , that we havent been smiling that often, after she left.

She always made my day with that bright Infectious smile!! Thanks to you Dear!
We are missing you!
I know you must be missing the photocopying maching (Xerox machine) in the ground floor ;-)

Tuesday, March 18

Me Myself

I am thinking – Would I ever get a chance to do things I love to do.
I said – a lot but I don't remember anything
I want – a garlic bread, now
I wish – for a silent and peaceful dealth
I miss – college
I hear – keyboards typing , UPS buzzing , cell phone ringing
I wonder – why I never spoke my heart out
I regret – for all things I have done to people who trusted me
I am – a self made genius
I sing – to myself, all the time.
I dance – never
I am not – a compulsive talker but you may get the feeling at times
I hate – people who think they know everything
I confuse – emotions
I should – start thinking proactivily
I finish – never first

Thursday, March 13

Long LOST friends

Have you ever thought about the feeling of losing something important to you? The feeling of losing something important is hard to explain.
I fear losing friends, because I have lost many.

This is a google call for all the friends whom I have lost. Call it my mistake or my lethargy.I am blogging this, just in case they google themseleves with ego searches, they can find this google call, and I would get back my old friend.

ChandraSekar: The first thing that you would notice abour this fellow is that he is very tall, with spikey hair. He was my class mate from 3rd to 5th Std in Tarapore Matriculation school. I remember tortuning him and making him obey my orders as a class leader ( so typical of me, huhh yeaah) .

Jaya Sudha: We studied together for 2 years in Salai Govindarajan Matriculation School, Ayanavaram. I still have the Sai baba photo which she presented me, on my last day in that school

Pavithra: We were in 8th STD "A" Sec in Boston Matriculation School, Nandanam. I remember how much easy it was for me to gel with her. I may even call it instant friendship. I used to admire her big eyes and her intelligent looks. We used to have a cut throat competition for first rank in our class. I knew that she was in touch with our Mathematics teacher Miss. MeenaRanjan after she left this school.I still wonder why I never took any steps to rebond?

Ramya: We were tution mates for 2 years. We attended Mr. MadanaGopal's mathematics tutions during our higher school days. I used to enjoy "Sunny" rides with her. I even met her on Orkut a few months back, but did not get a positive response from her. I did find her ... but not my friend in her.

Anuranjana Bara: A lovely person I have ever met. She was/is my God mother. I wish she reads this message someday. I miss her a lot.

Aditya: I met him in GT express while travelling from Bhopal to Chennai. He was studying in Vellore Institute of Technology. We were in touch through mails for a few days. I still remember Kavitha's expression when Aditya spoke to me in the train. I call that a kodak moment. :)

Jayanthi Arunachalam (Jayanthi Anand): It was totally my mistake. I lost touch with her. I should have got in touch again after she sent a mail that she delivered a baby. I will never forgive myself for this mistake.

Vincent Antony: We worked togerther in Patni Computers. I would better call him my very good colleague rather than a friend. Becase our interaction was more professional than anything personal. I did get to learn a lot from him.

I hope this Google Call works... And I wish to get back my old friends.


"Until I feared I would lose it, I never loved to read. One does not love breathing."
(To Kill A Mockingbird, Harper Lee)

Friday, March 7

Home Page!!??!!??!!

My Home Page
Created this page during my Patni days.
Hope to update it soon.

Tuesday, February 26

To my friend

Do you remember the day when we boths started chatting over sametime? For years .. I kept checking my chat window to see if there were any messages from you. And you never started any conversation first.
I was amazed at all your abilities, including your way to make me feel good even when you were not satisfied with my work. you taught me all the mysteries of MSTR, including the parent child relationships. T9000_UNIT table became an integral part of my life.

Do you remember the time when you and I were discussing about how to reduce the job run times by increasing the number of threads in Narrowcastor .. Did you realize how fascinated I was talking to a technical wizard. Will you ever recall those days and tell your children about it?

If i meet you someday .. will you recognize me? Do I have to introduce myself and see you widen your eyes in surprise. Sometimes I feel that when we meet I would end up talking about how hot it is and how nice it was to meet you again, instead of telling you all about my life.

Thursday, February 21

Abhi na jaayo chhodh kar

Abhi na jaayo chhodh kar
ke dil abhi bhara nahi

abhi abhi to aayi ho
abhi abhi to
abhi abhi to aayi ho
bahaar ban ke chaayi ho
Hawa zara mahek to le
nazar zara bahek to le
Yeh shaam dhal to le zara
yeh shaam dhal to le zara
yeh dil sambhal to le zara
main thodi der jee to loon
nashe ke ghoont pi to loon
nashe ke ghoont pi to loon
abhi to kuch kaha nahi
abhi to kuch suna nahi
abhi na jaayo chhodh kar
ke dil abhi bhara nahi

Sitaare jhilmila uthe
Sitaare jhilmila uthe
chirag jagmaga uthe
bas ab na mujhko tokna
bas ab na mujhko tokna
na badhke raah rokna
Agar main ruk gayi abhi
to jaa naa paoungi kabhi
yahi kahoge tum sada
ke dil abhi nahi bhara
jo khatam ho kisi jageh
yeh aisa silsila nahi

abhi nahi abhi nahi
nahi nahi nahi nahi

abhi na jaayo chhodh kar
ke dil abhi bhara nahi

Adhuri aas
Adhuri aas chhodh ke
adhuri pyaas chhodh ke
jo roz yuhi jaayogi
to kis tarah nibhaayogi
ke zindagi ki raaha mein
jawaan dilon ki chaha mein
kayi makaam aayenge
jo humko aazmaayenge
bura na maano baat ka
yeh pyar hai gila nahi

haan yehi kahoge tum sada
ke dil abhi bhara nahi

Haan dil abhi bhara nahi
Nahi nahi nahi nahi

Monday, February 18

Denzel Washington



Watched the movie Crimson Tide over the weekend

Some great dialogues in this movie..

We're here to preserve democracy, not practice it.
I expect and demand your very best. Anything less, you should have joined the Air Force.

And ofcourse ... Denzel was mind blowing
Found a few photos of this handsome on net ..
Some of my Favourites!!
1. Angry Man
2. A perfect gentleman
3. Me lost in this smile
4. Angry Handsome

I am still Drooling...

Disappointment!

Two of my best friends...
Did nothing but...
Send a SMS
To wish me, on my birthday!!

To quote someone
"Birthday .. is one day, when you expect your friend's wishes and their
presence."


I cannot demand for their presence.
But a single phone call...
Am i asking for too much ??????

Very Dispappointed

Thursday, February 14

Colour Blind

Written by Darius Danesh and Peter Glenister

Feelin' blue, while I'm trying to forget the feeling that I miss you
Feelin' green, when the jealousy swells and it won't go away in dreams

Feelin' yellow, I'm confused inside
A little hazy but mellow when I feel your eyes on me

Feelin' fine! Sublime!
When that smile of yours creeps into my mind


Nobody told me you'd feel so good
Nobody told me you'd be so beautiful
Nobody warned me about your smile
You're the light, you're the light
When I close my eyes
I'm colour blind

You make me colour blind

Feelin' red, when you spend all your time with your friends and not me instead
Feelin' black, when I think about all the things that I feel I lack

Feelin' jaded, when it's not gone right
All the colours have faded, then I feel your eyes on me

Feelin' fine! Sublime!
When that smile of yours creeps into my mind

Nobody told me you'd feel so good
Nobody told me you'd be so beautiful
Nobody warned me about your smile
You're the light, you're the light
When I close my eyes
I'm colour blind

You make me colour blind

Blinded by the light you shine, the colours fade completely
Blinded by you every time, I feel your smile defeat me

I'm colour blind
I just can't deny this feeling

Nobody told me you'd feel so good
Nobody told me you'd be so beautiful
Nobody warned me about your smile
You're the light, you're the light
When I close my eyes
I'm colour blind

Nobody told me you'd feel so good
Nobody told me you'd be so beautiful
Nobody warned me about your smile
You're the light, you're the light
When I close my eyes
I'm colour blind

You make me colour blind

I'm colour blind

Wednesday, February 13

I cannot fool him anymore!!!!!

Raghav is already showing the symptoms that he will prove to be a good Project Manager coz he likes to paint using MS Paint and create PPTs with clip arts.

He is 2 yrs and 5 months old and he knows all the parts of a PC.

I was checking my mails and Raghav was still asleep.
Around 7 AM , he showed symptoms of waking up. So I just switched off the PC monitor.
He woke up and came running seeing me sitting near the PC. I told him that he cannot use the PC now as I have swtiched it off. He said ..
"Illa Amma.. CPU is on.."

I understood
1. I cannot fool him anymore.
2. I need to update my skill set to handle raghav

Dear GOD give me more new ideas,.. plsss
Or should I google for more HELP???








Life is not the breath you take. Its the momemts that take your breath away.

Life

If this is Life, then I am ailve..

GOOGLE

GOOGLE is GOD

Tuesday, January 29

Random Quotes

“Nothing makes the earth seem so spacious as to have friends at a distance; they make the latitudes and longitudes.”
~Henry David Thoreau
Nothing so fortifies a friendship as a belief on the part of one friend that he is superior to the other.
~ Honore de Balzac
The things we know best are the things we haven't been taught.
~ Marquis de Vauvenargues

My definition of an expert in any field is a person who knows enough about what's really going on to be scared.
~ PJ Plauger

Saturday, January 19

Tu hai, mein hu, bass..

Tu bole glass aadha khali,
mein bolu aadha bhara,
Mein bolu kitna saara,
tu bole, zara zara..
Mein bolu din hai to,
tu bole raat nahi..

Baat to wahi hai naa,
Bass wahi baat nahi..

Baat to hai bass yahi ki,
Meri baat bass..

Tu soche yeh zindagi hai,
yeh naa badlegi kabhi,
Mein sochu sab badalta hai,
Kyu naa badlegi kabhi..

Mein sochu tu hi tu,
Mera koi aur nahi,
Tu soche, mein hu tera,
Bass tera koi aur nahi..
Koi aur ho ya naa ho,
Tu hai, mein hu, bass..

Jaane tu..jaane tu ya jaane naa,
Maane tu..maane tu ya maane naa

Thanks Javed Saab

Friday, January 4

150 Things To Do Before You Turn Thirty

Picked up this tag while blog hopping.
Those points which are bold are done ...

01. Bought everyone in the bar a drink
02. Swam with dolphins
03. Climbed a mountain
04. Taken a Ferrari for a test drive
05. Been inside the Great Pyramid
06. Held a tarantula
07. Taken a candlelit bath with someone
08. Said “I love you” and meant it
09. Hugged a tree
10. Bungee jumped
11. Visited Paris
12. Watched a lightning storm at sea
13. Stayed up all night long and saw the sun rise
14. Seen the Northern Lights
15. Gone to a huge sports game
16. Walked the stairs to the top of the leaning Tower of Pisa
17. Grown and eaten your own vegetables
18. Touched an iceberg
19. Slept under the stars
20. Changed a baby’s diaper
21. Taken a trip in a hot air balloon
22. Watched a meteor shower
23. Gotten drunk on champagne
24. Given more than you can afford to charity
25. Looked up at the night sky through a telescope
26. Had an uncontrollable giggling fit at the worst possible moment
27. Had a food fight
28. Bet on a winning horse
29. Asked out a stranger
30. Had a snowball fight
31. Screamed as loudly as you possibly can
32. Held a lamb
33. Seen a total eclipse
34. Ridden a roller coaster
35. Hit a home run
36. Danced like a fool and didn’t care who was looking
37. Adopted an accent for an entire day
38. Actually felt happy about your life, even for just a moment
39. Had two hard drives for your computer
40. Visited all 50 states
41. Taken care of someone who was drunk
42. Had amazing friends
43. Danced with a stranger in a foreign country
44. Watched whales
45. Stolen a sign
46. Backpacked in Europe
47. Taken a road-trip
48. Gone rock climbing
49. Taken a midnight walk on the beach
50. Gone sky diving
51. Visited Ireland
52. Been heartbroken longer than you were actually in love
53. In a restaurant, sat at a stranger’s table and had a meal with them
54. Visited Japan
55. Milked a cow
56. Alphabetized your CDs
57. Pretended to be a superhero
58. Sung karaoke
59. Lounged around in bed all day
60. Played touch football
61. Gone scuba diving
62. Kissed in the rain
63. Played in the mud
64. Played in the rain
65. Gone to a drive-in theatre
66. Visited the Great Wall of China
67. Started a business
68. Fallen in love and not had your heart broken
69. Toured ancient sites
70. Taken a martial arts class
71. Played D&D for more than 6 hours straight
72. Gotten married
73. Been in a movie
74. Crashed a party
75. Gotten divorced
76. Gone without food for 5 days
77. Made cookies from scratch
78. Won first prize in a costume contest
79. Ridden a gondola in Venice
80. Gotten a tattoo (with mehandhi)
81. Rafted the Snake River
82. Been on a television news program as an “expert”
83. Gotten flowers for no reason
84. Performed on stage
85. Been to Las Vegas
86. Recorded music
87. Eaten shark
88. Kissed on the first date
89. Gone to Thailand
90. Bought a house
91. Been in a combat zone
92. Buried one/both of your parents
93. Been on a cruise ship
94. Spoken more than one language fluently
95. Performed in Rocky Horror
96. Raised children
97. Followed your favorite band/singer on tour
98. Passed out cold
99. Taken an exotic bicycle tour in a foreign country
100. Picked up and moved to another city to just start over
101. Walked the Golden Gate Bridge
102. Sang loudly in the car, and didn’t stop when you knew someone was looking with the windows open
103. Had plastic surgery
104. Survived an accident that you shouldn’t have survived
105. Wrote articles for a large publication
106. Lost over 100 pounds
107. Held someone while they were having a flashback
108. Piloted an airplane
109. Touched a stingray
110. Broken someone’s heart
111. Helped an animal give birth
112. Won money on a TV game show
113. Broken a bone
114. Gone on an African photo safari
115. Had a facial part pierced other than your ears
116. Fired a rifle, shotgun, or pistol
117. Eaten mushrooms that were gathered in the wild
118. Ridden a horse
119. Had major surgery
120. Had a snake as a pet ( I have touched a snake)
121. Hiked to the bottom of the Grand Canyon
122. Slept for 30 hours in a 48 hour period
123. Visited more foreign countries than U.S. States
124. Visited all 7 continents
125. Taken a canoe trip that lasted more than 2 days
126. Eaten kangaroo meat
127. Eaten sushi ( but Love Japanese Sake)
128. Had your picture in the newspaper
129. Changed someone’s mind about something you care deeply about
130. Gone back to school
131. Parasailed
132. Touched a cockroach
133. Eaten fried green tomatoes
134. Read The Iliad and The Odyssey
135. Selected one “important” author who you missed in school, and read
136. Killed and prepared an animal for eating
137. Skipped all your school reunions
138. Communicated with someone without sharing a common spoken language
139. Been elected to public office
140. Written your own computer language
141. Thought to yourself that you’re living your dream
142. Had to put someone you love into hospice care
143. Built your own PC from parts
144. Sold your own artwork to someone who didn’t know you
145. Had a booth at a street fair (had a vedic mathematics booth at a college fair in Bhopal)

146. Dyed your hair
147. Been a DJ
148. Shaved your head ( when I was a kid)
149. Caused a car accident
150. Saved someone’s life


I am tagging
Ones and zeros - Kiran
Girl walking on the cloud - Goush
Kavikuil - Bhuvi

Wednesday, January 2

Relationship Rules By Dr. John C. Maxwell

1.Get along with yourself
The one relationship you will have until you die is yourself.

2.Value people
You cannot make another person feel important if you secretly feel that he or she is a nobody.

3.Make the effort to form relationships
The result of a person who has never served others? Loneliness.

4.Understand the Reciprocity Rule
Over time, people come to share reciprocal, similar attitudes toward each other.

5.Follow the Golden Rule
The timeless principle: treat others the way you want to be treated.