Day Dreamer...

March 31 2010

Thank you my mum for calling me a “day dreamer” …it made me think a lot and finally I agree with you I am a day dreamer. Its not because I am working in the night and sleeping all the day …but just coz I love to imagine things of my own and spend a lot of time for that. At least good things may happen in my dreams! which not in my real life.   So I can write a little about day dreaming right ? ..well let me start.. day dreaming is an art..ooh crap thats and old style to start writing  My ‘day dreams” have always helped me a lot. May be its just dreaming. Its like you create a 3DMX visual of something before you actually build ? yes…it has been something of that kind for me. I have the right to edit and create my own dreams and I lived to make those dreams come true. Now I am a proud day dreamer. Are you with me ?

Am I A Failure?

March 30 2010

The only probable answer that I can get when I ask this question is, YES. I consider myself as a failure, as a whole. I have let people down. I have let my soul down. I am nowhere where I consider the position where I stand now. I have no one to lend a helping hand. I have my beloved parents. But, they too considers me to be a failure. I am unknowingly surmising to this very thing which is so called as concavity towards myself. I have tried hard to let myself out of this. But, the very options that I have aren’t permitting me to do so.

I would like the world to know why I consider myself to be so miserable and pathetic. I had every chance to be on top of the world. I do not say that I am an arrogant, unwise, unintelligent, foolish and many more adverbs to demoralise my charecteristics. I had been a trend setter when I was studying. People followed me as a cult. My fellow students wished to be like me. So intelligent, so loving, so caring, so helpful and in every way admired by one and all.

But, I donno why I let myself to be in a failure’s shoes. I would like if one can answer my questions as I end up a chapter over whats going on and what had gone until now. I am The One to be solved. I am in search of that Solution.

Cars...

March 28 2010

I am writing this post when am on the way to my home in a cab. I was seeing hell a lot of cars on the way. so I want to write the names of those cars which I have seen while traveling…

Tata Indicab
Hyundai Santro DLX
Toyota Innova
Ford Ikon flatr
Maruthi suzuki 800
maruthi suzuki versa
Tata Indigo LS
Maruthi suzuki Omni
C200 something…. its not visible properly
Mitsubishi Lancer
Tata Sumo
Maruthi Suzuki WagonR
Maruthi Swift VXI
Toyota Qualis
Tata Indica DLS
Tata SCORPIO Turbo
Hyundai Santro Xing
am i seem to be childish……he he he…. when I did my schooling, i used to collect the car registration numbers and write in a paper and give it to the collector (another friend) who collects just the numbers from people like me. we wont do anything with that…. all we had is to buy a car like the one we are seeing.. that time, I not even hade money only to buy a car…toy car with / without remote.

all I had in mind is that, when i grew bigger, i should buy one car and get my parents a ride in it. its sort a greedy desire every one will have when they are kid.

may be soon, I might get one and go for a ride :)

RoboScooter by MIT: Robot on Roads

March 27 2010

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Truth be told, MIT Media Lab’s RoboScooter prototype would be a lot more intriguing if it had some sort of autopilot button, and while that could very well emerge in the future, it looks as if the first models will still require human intervention. Nevertheless, the ultra-compact vehicle is entirely electric, and aside from supporting swappable batteries, it can also fold up for easy transport. Furthermore, its creators boast that the entire rig is constructed from just 150 parts, which makes life on the assembly line that much easier. Granted, even engineers realize that scooters don’t stand much of a chance in America, but if all goes well, this bugger could start conquering Asian streets as early as next year.

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My heart got there first

March 26 2010

An old pilgrim was making his way to the Himalayan Mountains
in the bitter cold of winter when it began to rain.

An innkeeper said to him, “How will you ever get there in this
kind of weather, my good man?”

The old man answered cheerfully, “My heart got there first, so it’s
easy for the rest of me to follow.”

Now that made me think a little bit. I started thinking if I ever forget to take my heart with me on my way. Surprise !!!! there are plenty of them.

I know I am not someone who can teach you how to live your life , or guide you. But I can talk about my life better than anyone !!. I know how happy I was about things I decided for myself. I know how tough it was for me to do things which others asked me to do.

Let me ask you something serious. Are we (always) able to take your life where our heart goes ? That was a tough ask, I know. Now, another one, can we make our heart go where our destiny is going ?

India Sixty Three

March 25 2010


Photography by Pooja

63 things I can’t imagine India without

TAJMAHAL spices MASALADOSA ootychocolates BY2COFFEE bonda SAMOSA beautiful KASHMIR kollywood TAMIL language BANGALORE mtr SILKSAREES Radio(s) MIRCHI 98.3fm  BIRYANI morning mist VENPONGAL traditional TAMILWEDDING mythology PONGAL and DIWALI l anandha VIKATAN actor RAJINI  timesofindia NEWYEAR streetdancing SHAHRUKH streetfood MADHURAI politics AISHWARYARAI ghazals GANDHIFAMILY lallu lagori AGARAM EDUCATEDPEOPLE narayanmurthy IISC panchayat POLLACHI various RELIGION colours goa NDTV trains HORNOKPLEASE homefood BAZAARS cinemahallCULTURE PEOPLE superstition DHOTI indians TANJORE temple(s)  CONGRESS dmk VIJAY tv  PTCbus AMIR khan LATA mangeshkar BALA murali krishna  INDIANARMY...

This is not a story.

March 23 2010

Hi, My name is .. hmm name is not important, right ?. I am 9 years old and studying in 4th standard.

Yesterday, my Mom left me alone here at home and went to the Hospital. I told her many times that I can not stay alone here. But she did not take me with her. She is really cruel right ?.

So ? I decided to protest. I am not a member of any political party or any organization and I do not have anyone to celebrate Harthal or Bandh to support me. So, I decided to something funny.

I took the phone and dialed a number… guess what … “100″ . Now listen carefully, I told them there is a bomb in that hospital and they have 30 minutes to save those poor souls in there.

What happened after that ? hmm Police went to the hospital and started searching for the Bomb. But something that I did not expect, also happened. Somehow they figured out the number from which they got the call from !!. So, they came looking for me and I got nicely from the inspector sir

It was fun, until I was caught !!

Funny school days...

March 22 2010

TEACHER : Why are you late?
STUDENT : Because of the sign.
TEACHER : What sign?
STUDENT : The one that says, “School Ahead, Go Slow.”
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TEACHER : STUDENT, why are you doing your math sums on the floor?
STUDENT : You told me to do it without using tables!
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TEACHER : STUDENT, how do you spell “crocodile”?
STUDENT : “K-R-O-K-O-D-A-I-L”
TEACHER : No, that’s wrong
STUDENT : Maybe it’s wrong, but you asked me how I spell it!
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TEACHER : What is the chemical formula for water?
STUDENT : “HIJKLMNO”!!
TEACHER : What are you talking about?
STUDENT : Yesterday you said it’s H to O!
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TEACHER : STUDENT, go to the map and find North America.
STUDENT : Here it is!
TEACHER : Correct. Now, class, who discovered America?
CLASS : STUDENT!
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TEACHER : STUDENT, name ! one important thing we have today that we
didn’t have ten years ago.
STUDENT : Me!
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TEACHER : STUDENT, why do you always get so dirty?
STUDENT : Well, I’m a lot closer to the ground than you are.
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STUDENT : Dad, can you write in the dark?
FATHER : I think so. What do you want me to write?
STUDENT : Your name on this report card.
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TEACHER : How can you prevent diseases caused by biting insects?
STUDENT : Don’t bite any.
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TEACHER : STUDENT, give me a sentence starting with “I”.
STUDENT : I is…
TEACHER : No, STUDENT. Always say, “I am.”
STUDENT : All rig! ht… “I am the ninth letter of the alphabet.”
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TEACHER : “Can anybody give an example of COINCIDENCE?”
STUDENT : “Sir, my Mother and Father got married on the same day,
same time.”
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TEACHER : “George Washington not only chopped down his father’s
Cherry tree, but also admitted doing it. Now do you know why
his ! father didn’t punish him?”
STUDENT : “Because George still had the axe in his hand?”
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STUDENT : Daddy, have you ever been to Egypt?
FATHER : No. Why do you ask that?
STUDENT : Well, where did you get THIS mummy then?
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TEACHER : STUDENT, your composition on “My Dog” is exactly the
same as your brother’s. Did you copy his?
STUDENT : No, teacher, it’s the same dog!
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TEACHER : What do you call a person who keeps on talking when people
are no longer interested?
STUDENT : A teacher

Teach Our Children, ” How to Blog”

March 21 2010

If you elect me to the Ministry of Education, I will make blogging a part of the school curriculum for sure. Or, at least , a part of extra curricular activities and we can have exams or competitions for blogging. What you think ?. “State Level Blogging Championship 2008″ vow !! sounds cool….. isn’t it ?

Okay, that was not a joke. Isn’t it a good idea to introduce children to blogging right from the school ?. Or, introduce them to “Web 2.0″ in their early ages ?.

The future is Internet, ( questions  anyone ? ) and the future ( or present ? ) of internet is Web 2.0. where knowing things earlier than everyone else, and having access to information is the key factor.

For our children to be able to compete there in the future, they need to know “how to know things fast”. Or, let us say, to use Google effectively, to know the “How To”s of blogging, Social networking, and more. ( Yes, you can add more to this list !! )

Do you agree ?

My knowledge about this topic is very limited. It is possible that someone, somewhere is actually doing something like this, or something better than this. If you know anything about this, please let me know, because I am really interested in this.

India Meme

March 20 2010

1. Indians did invent the zero.

2. Even though, India is the largest democracy in the world, the 6th largest Country in the world.

3. Indian did invent the game of Chess.

4. Swastika is often confused with Nazi symbol which is a very auspicious symbol for Indian, with Hinduism as their faith.

5. Indian ranks #1 with $1.456 trillion of undocumented money or Black Money. We are  a poor county
Outsourcing is more of a curse than a boon to Indian economy, but since its easier math with outsourcing, it is considered as first business of most of the Indian entrepreneurs, yes, including , Infy. TCS , Wipro.

6. Tea is a preferred drink in India, which was a gift from our colonial masters.

7. ‘Frontline’ is the World most underrated Indian magazine, which actually is quite good, considering the alternative for Hindu.

8. Jammu & Kashmir were actually great tourist destination, like Paris or Switzerland and people; had to book accommodation/tickets in advance, before terrorism, screwed the beauty and serenity of the valley.

9. Indian Army is the world’s second largest force and they all deserve each bit of our sincerest wishes, after all it is they who lay their lives in the battle field and not politicians, who should in, my opinion should serve at-least for 5 years, to understand the value of a human life.

10. We always offer water, tea, coffee, cool drinks and something to  eat to all our guest, no matter who you are and what time it is.

11. India has the largest Postal network in the world with 1,55,618 Post Offices at the end of the financial year i.e. 31.3.2003 including 1,39,081 Post Offices in rural areas.

12. We stay with our parents even after marriage, generally, folks in US  and Europe think that it is crazy, but it is what it is.

13. Years till the British came to India and stole took away snatched exchanged most of it, for the miserly.
We along with China are the two richest countries in natural resources, that is one of the main reasons why there is so much population in this Asian landscape… All the wanderers who came here settled here!! The Mongolian’s and Aryans took the two most rewarding places on this planet as far as natural resources are concerned. The Turks tried to come in however they only managed to get some parts of India, and they largely settled in the Indian Subcontinent. This is the most significant reason for the high population, as there were more resources and less hardship the concentration of people happened and then they kept reproducing… and you know the rest.

14. India receives 20 inches of fresh rainfall each year… meaning almost 2 feet under water, this is an unbelievable gift we have….

15. Most of the cases, Indians will give more importance to family over friends.

16. We are not health-conscious, yet.

17. The name ‘India’ is derived from the River Indus, the valleys around which were the home of the early settlers. The Aryan worshipers referred to the river Indus as the Sindhu. The Persian invaders converted it into Hindu. The name ‘Hindustan’ combines Sindhu and Hindu and thus refers to the land of the Hindus.

18. The game of Snakes & Ladders was created by the 13th century poet saint Gyandev. It was originally called ‘Mokshapat’. The ladders in the game represented virtues and the snakes indicated vices. The game was played with cowries shells and dices. In time, the game underwent several modifications, but its meaning remained the same, i.e. good deeds take people to heaven and evil to a cycle of re-births.


19. The largest employer in the world is the Indian Railways, employing over a million people.

20. The value of “pi” was first calculated by the Indian Mathematician Budhayana, and he explained the concept of what is known as the Pythagorean Theorem. He discovered this in the 6th century, long before the European mathematicians. Algebra, Trigonometry and Calculus also originated in India.Quadratic Equations were used by Sridharacharya in the 11th century. The largest numbers the Greeks and the Romans used were 106 whereas Hindus used numbers as big as 10*53 (i.e. 10 to the power of 53) with specific names as early as 5000 B.C.during the Vedic period. Even today, the largest used number is Terra: 10*12(10 to the power of 12).

21. Until 1896, India was the only source of diamonds in the world.

22. The Baily Bridge is the highest bridge in the world. It is located in the Ladakh valley between the Dras and Suru rivers in the Himalayan mountains. It was built by the Indian Army in August 1982.

23. Ushruta is regarded as the Father of Surgery. Over2600 years ago Sushrata & his team conducted complicated surgeries like cataract, artificial limbs, cesareans, fractures, urinary stones, plastic surgery and brain surgeries.

24. The Venkateshwara Temple in the city of Tirupathi built in the 10th century, is the world’s largest religious pilgrimage destination. Larger than either Rome or Mecca, an average of 30,000 visitors donate $6 million (US) to the temple everyday.

25. India provides safety for more than 300,000 refugees originally from Sri Lanka, Tibet, Bhutan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh, who escaped to flee religious and political persecution.

26. Yoga & Martial Arts were first created in India, and later spread to Asia by Buddhist missionaries. which proves my point India is good at creating stuff but not so good in marketing/ IP protection.

27. The first reservoir and dam for irrigation was built in Saurashtra India?

28. World may be surprised that Indian national sport is not Cricket its hockey and no one cares.

29. One good and bad thing about India is we are open to every change and embrace everything with open arm, even if it hurts at first and then get used to it.  But, still this country is because of few of those,  who dare to fight odds  for the most basic rights.

30. I am proud to be Indian... What about you?

Humor Of The Week

March 19 2010

Exit Interview, Work, Office, Humor, Stringent Interviews, resign, Resignation, Last Company, Organisations, Employee, Employer, Jobs, HR, Dukaan, Office
No mood to write I am little bit sad because my bro(Guru) is going to Chennai for his summer holidays. Any how enjoy bro!

The Google Picnik

March 18 2010


Oh yes, yet another Post about Mr. G. Now, dont give me those stares  there is something good to happening here, and really good if you are a flickr user.

Flickr users know what Picnik is, and how useful it is. Picnik is an online photo editing tool. It is easy to use and does some awesome things with your freshly clicked photographs. After you upload a photo to flickr, you can click on “edit” and access picnik services from the same page. You can use this service from picnik.com even if you do not have a flickr account.

Google Acquires Picnik

Google is shopaholic these days. They have announced that Picnik is in their kitty now. When I saw the news, I said,  ”Goood” .. and if you ask me why ..

There are many cool features available in picnik.com, but only paid members have access to most of them. I believe that sometime in future, Mr G. will make those services available for non paying users as well. If that happens, it will be awesome ! *looks at flickr users*

Do you use Picasa ?

If you are a Picasa fan and use it for photo sharing, you should be happy too , because we will this feature on Google’s own picasa too soon. Cool right ?

This will be a good addition to Google’s upcoming Chrome OS.
Probably, the most used web app on chrome os after gmail.

Hosanna

March 17 2010

Yennn idhayam...
Udaiythaiy norungavé...
Yennn maru idhayam...
Tharuvén nee udaikavé...

Ohh Oooh...Hosanna...Hosanna...Ohh Ohh... ( x 2 )

Andha néram andhi néram
Kan paarthu kandhalaagui pona néram
Yédho aaché...

Oh vaanam theendi vandhachu
Appavin veettu ellam kaatrodu
Poyé poché...

Hossanna …En vaasal thaandi ponaalé
Hosanna..Vérondrum séiyamalé

Naan aadi poghirén
Sukku noor aaghirén
Aval pona pinbu yéndhan nenjai
Thédi poghirén…

Hosanna…Vaazhvukum pakkam vandhén
Hosanna…Saavukkum pakkam nindrén
Hosanna…Yén endral kadhal enbén
Hosanna…

Hey babe i never wanna know what'd be lika feel lika
I really wanna be here with you…
It's not enough to say that we are made for each other
It's love that is hosanna true...
Hossana'll be there when you're callin' out my name...
Hossana...feeling like my whole life has changed...
I never wanna be the same...
It's time we rearrange...
I take a step,you take a step, I'm here callin' out to youu...
Hello...Helloooooo……

Hosannaa…….Hoooo………Hosanna…….Hooo…….

Vanna vanna pattu poochi
Poo thédi poo thédi
Angum ingum alaighindradhé
Oh sottu sottaiy
Thotu poga mégam ondru mégam ondru
Eng'engo nagarghindradhé

Hosanna pattu poochi vandhacha
Hosanna mégam unnai thottacha
Kilinjal aaghirén naan
Kuzhandhai aaghirén
Naan unnai alli kaiyil véythu pothi kolghirén

Helloo…Hellooo…

Hosanna… en meedhu anbu kolla
Hosanna…yénnodu sérndhu sella
Hosanna…Humm endru sollu podhum
Hosanna…

Yennn idhayam.....
Udaiythaiy norungavé.....
Yennn maru idhayam......
Tharuvén nee udaikavé...

Yennn idhayam...
Udaiythaiy norungavé...
Yennn maru idhayam...
Tharuvén nee udaikavé..

Google Phone Is Coming To India.

March 16 2010


Google phone is coming to India, but not the original one. Google will introduce a “mini” version of the Nexus phone, with less price, and lesser features.

This was revealed by Ankit from CNBC-TV 18 after an “editorial meet” with Google India head Shailesh Rao. Ankit wrote:

Nexus One will not come to India in its US avatar, the India specific Google Phone may be a stripped down version and priced lower!

I am glad that Google is not making the same mistake that Apple did. Since we do not have cell phone contracts to give subsidized phones, selling the same phone or on same price will not work in India.

So, obviously, a different type of phone,  with lesser number of features will do better here. I am confident about this matter after seeing the response to touch screen smartphones from samsung from Indian customers.

Competing with Samsung’s cheaper touchphones is a different game  altogether. I dont think google can bring such a drastic change to the price of Nexus phone.

Think Twice Before You Waste Your Food

March 16 2010

Six Things

March 15 2010

6 TV shows I like

- Koffee With Anu - Star Vijay
- Vanga Pesalam Vanga - Star Vijay
- Ramayana - Sun TV
- Neeya Nana - Star Vijay
- Ninaithale Inikum - Sun Music
- Suki Sivam's Sunday Speach - Sun TV

6 Favorite Places to Eat

I am a big fan of food

- Anna Poorna (Coimbatore)
- MTR (Bangalore)
- Karaikudi (Chennai)
-  KFC (Chennai)
- Anjali (Pollachi)
- Murugan Idly (Chennai)
- Forgot name, a very fine restaurant in Jaipur.

6 Things That Happened Yesterday

- Got up early, which rarely happens (10:10 AM)
- Had bath (once again something which rarely happens)
- Had lunch at home with my cousin sindhu
- Had fun with little keerthana, reethika and sowmi.
- Saw 2 movies: ‘The Murder of Princess Diana’ and ‘Rang De Basanthi’
- Slept at 6 in morning

6 Things I Look Forward To

- Trip to a resort on outskirts of Bangalore in April 1st week (a much needed)
- My Sister in law is going back to US on 20th  March
- Trip to Alleepey in 4th week of  May
- My niece’s 1st b’day in 2nd week of May
- Trip to Chennai to see perima

6 Things I Love About Winter

- X’mas holidays
- New year’s eve
- Margali Pongal
- Thalaiver's (Rajni) Birthday
- A walk (anywhere)
- An outing for sure

6 Things on My Wish List

- Car for myself
- Brown/Black  specks (current ones are damn old)
- Piano
- Treadmill
- Write a Book
- Fly In Air To Australia

6 Things I am Passionate About

- Cinema
- Travel (alone, all by myself)
- Good reads (Books, Mags, anything)
- Conversation on Cinema/Politics/Any Topics
- Watching people (can spend hours just watching)
- Writing

6 Words or Phrases I use Often

- hmmm
- Yeah, right!
- Seriously
- So what?
- Are you crazy?
- No
- Hows the yous, takes the cares

6 Things I have Learnt From My Past

- Complaining is silly.
- Either act or forget.
- Thinking life will be better in the future is stupid. I have to live now.
- Being not truthful works against me. Helping other people helps me.
- Drugs feel great in the beginning and become a drag later on.
- Money does not make me happy.

6 Places I would Love to Go or See or Visit

- Australia
- Argentina
- Cuba
- Paris
- London
- Kashmir

6 Things I currently Need or Want

- Same as Wish list above.

Doesn't Matter

March 14 2010

Doesn't matter how many years you've been friends for...
Doesn't matter how many times you've stood by each other...
Doesn't matter how many jokes you've shared...
Doesn't matter how long you've been there for each other...
Doesn't matter how many jokes you've shared...
Doesn't matter how many pranks you've played...
Doesn't matter how many, many times you've told each other “You’re my best friend!”. All it takes to lose a friend is not to attend his wedding! The reason is you didn't invite me...
I learnt this the hard way. May none of you ever!

P.S.:

My apologies! You’re still my best friend! :’(
and I want to say you that I hate you da mam...

Meme Six

March 13 2010

1. Are you better than where you were when the year started?
Yep.. am pretty sure i am!

2. Did you get a notch up on the ladder of wisdom?
Wisdom? not read that book in years... lolz..
okok.... hmm, i would like to think i have... but people around me need to say it... :-)

3. Did you laugh more till you cried or cried more till you laughed?
Ok, now i need to try crying till i end up laughing... its usually the other way around.. Did that most recently at Rang de basanti  movie...!!

4. Did you meet new people?
Nope, Nope, i sure didn't...

5. Did your friend list swell a little?
Nope.. in all directions I lost many friends... ;o(

6. Did you have to let go of people?
Luckily, very few...

7. Did that hurt you a lot?
Would have in the past..but now- Nope!!

8. Did you have to put up a false smile and bear things with a grudge?
Nope, been there done that, not anymore!! :)

9. Did you have to act happy when you hurt inside?
 Always.. [accepted it as part of life...]

10. Did you achieve something great this year?
I would like to think but I didn't...

11. Do you regret anything you did this year?
Oh well, everything is an experience if you ask me!! so,nope,no regrets!

12.Did you fall in and out of love, necessarily not in that order?
Nope....  dint fall outta anything..!!

13. Did you grow?
How dare you ask that question??? don't you see a "Do not get personal" label on my forehead????.. ;o)

14. Was this one of your best years?
Nope but  I feel It ll be one of the most amazing years ...

15. Did you learn something new?
Oh yes.. Learnt quite a bit - about life, about people, about work, about me, and about various new areas that remain untouched...

16. What was the most memorable in this year?
My new home and my room.

17. Would have done anything differently this year if given a chance?
Never been one to dwell on what has happened... no regrets, learnt some lessons in life... will take them along for the days to come!!

18. Did you travel a lot this year?
Nope, I spend most of  the days in my room this year.  

19. Will you mark this year as one filled with fond memories or bitter ones?
Ummm..bitter ones i would have to say..


20. How is your health this year?
Some what fine ok...

Not gonna tag no one.. But if you feel like it, go ahead~!!!

Instant Meme (Five)

March 12 2010

1. Grab the book nearest to you, turn on page 18 and find line 4.

Shake, excite, disturb because its a dictionary. hehe....

2. Stretch your left arm out as far as you can & catch air?

I can't.

3. What is the last thing you watched on TV?

I haven’t watched TV since two weeks. Unless you count glimpses of Ramayana show caught at home.

4. Without looking, guess what time it is?

6.00 Am

5. Now look at the clock, what is the actual time?

5.05 Am (Testing my time keep abilities, are you? I am bad at it since I live in timelessness and also I cheated)

6. With the exception of the computer, what can you hear?

Stephen Devassy's piano playing in my room.

7. When did you last step outside? What were you doing?

An hour ago to a party in my apartments

8. Before you started this Q&As, what did you look at?

In Facebook  Vicky's wall

9. What are you wearing?

Night pant and T shirt, ready for bed.

10. When did you last laugh?

Little while ago, with my mum  about Sharmi.

11. What is on the walls of the room you are in?

At home, in my room, beautiful light yellow walls were so good I didn't put up anything.

12. Seen anything weird lately?

Yes, saw someone putting imbecile graphic visualizations in a blog.

13. What do you think of this quiz?

Insane and Simple; perfect for my tired frame of mind

14. What is the last film you saw?

Vinnai Thandi Varuvaya

15. If you became a multimillionaire overnight, what would you buy?

A car, fly to all the countries I like and  scuba dive and  drink as many alcoholic drinks on the face of this earth.

16. Tell me something about you that I dunno!

Nope, don’t ask, for I won’t tell.

17. If you could change one thing about the world, regardless of guilt or politics, what would you do?

I would remove all caste, region, religion barriers. We must be one.

18. Do you like to Dance?

Yes, but can’t really shake a leg for life.

19. Imagine your first child is a girl, what do you call her?

Aathiti.

20. Imagine your first child is a boy, what do you call him?

Aathi.

21. Would you ever consider living abroad?

Yes, for a short period of time in  Australia,  Argentina, Cuba, United States of America, Thailand, Singapore, England, New Zealand, Canada and Ireland  Thats all.

22. What do you want GOD to say to you when you reach the pearly gates?

Take care of all my loved ones I left behind. Let them know how I miss them.

Things My Dad Do

March 11 2010

1. My Mum make Dad a coffee every morning before work.  For the past  three years Mum worked out this is pretty much the only way to get him out of bed and moving in the mornings.

2. Dad run our home, rental homes and timber mill.  He advertise vacancies, show prospective tenants through, vet applications, prepare paperwork, and do final inspections.

3.  Dad do our paperwork.  With One incomes and four rentals, this is significant.

4.  He do the research into our investment decisions.  Whether this is to buy, renovate or sell, I do the numbers, then raise it with Dad, and convince him I’m right.;)

5.  My Dad is the primary breadwinner.  (Yes, I know this is becoming not more common in the 21st century, but what I like is the fact that Dad is proud of me, rather than threatened.)

6. He often goes to Pollachi thrice in a week. He takes care of all home needs whether me and Mum are lazy
about these stuffs.

7. He is sixty now. But he is energetic as thirty's do. I need to learn so much from him. But the fact is I am not
eligible to carry even a single good qualities from him. Its true...

8. He is the honest man  I've ever seen in my life.

I Hate You Dad

I’m sure I’ll be adding to this as more stuff occurs about my Dad, but it’s a good start.

Happy Birthday Preetha

March 10 2010

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Enga Akkaku Poranthanala Unnai Suma Vidren...,
Enna Kodumai Hema Akka Ithu!

A - Z Tamil Movies I Like

March 9 2010

Alalipauthey

Baba

Chandramuki

Dharmadurai

Ejaman

Five Star

Guru

Hey Ram

Imsai Arasan 23 m Pulikesi

Jodha Akbar

Kadhal Virus

Love Today

Mudhalvan

Nandha

Ooram Po

Pasanga

Quick Gun Murugan

Renigunta

Sethu

Thevar Magan

Unnale Unnale

Vinai Thandi Varuvaya

Walmiki

XXX (Tamil Dubbed)



Yaaradi Nee Mohini

Zillunu Oru Kadhal

Happy Women's Day

March 8 2010
A very Happy Woman’s Day to all you beautiful women out there…  And dear male readers, please pass on my best wishes to all the women in your lives...

Some of my favorite quotes about women

I remember my mother’s prayers and they have always followed me.  They have clung to me all my life.  ~PrabhuPepsi

Women are aristocrats, and it is always the mother who makes us feel that we belong to the better sort.  ~John Lancaster Spalding


A mother is a person who seeing there are only four pieces of pie for five people, promptly announces she never did care for pie.  ~Tenneva Jordan

Being a full-time mother is one of the highest salaried jobs in my field, since the payment is pure love.  ~Mildred B. Vermont

All that I am or ever hope to be, I owe to my angel Mother.  ~Abraham Lincoln

Sweater, n.:  garment worn by child when its mother is feeling chilly.  ~Ambrose Bierce

If evolution really works, how come mothers only have two hands?  ~Milton Berle

Women’s Liberation is just a lot of foolishness.  It’s the men who are discriminated against.  They can’t bear children.  And no one’s likely to do anything about that.  ~Golda Meir

Mother’s love is peace.  It need not be acquired, it need not be deserved.  ~Erich Fromm

A man’s work is from sun to sun, but a mother’s work is never done.  ~Author Unknown

A man loves his sweetheart the most, his wife the best, but his mother the longest.  ~Irish Proverb


On this day today… I kept wondering on who is the one woman I idolize in this world… There are many, really… But, after a lot of thought, I could come up with just one: My Samu Perima (Mom’s Sister)

She is, without doubt, the most strong-minded, confident and supremely talented woman I know! Her life was not a bed of roses, but she rose from all the difficulties of her own!! I can still remember all those summer holiday stories she would tell me, when I was a child… A lot of those characters and stories still reverberate in my head… They would all have morals at the end of it… And I cant thank her enough for her indubitable contribution in my up-bringing…

Thanks Perima....  

So, tell me about one woman you idolize.. doesnt necessarily have to be someone you know, could also be a famous woman who is known for her strenght, courage or even beauty…

Go on… tell us about her 

The Real Tablet Revolution

March 7 2010

This is the slate I used growing up as a school kid. There was sibling rivalry over whose was shinier or had a larger “screen size”.
Slate

They are still used by some school children in India. Millions of them go to school today like this (image credit):
School Bags

With heavy burdens on their back, no wonder they hate going to school.

When Steve Jobs unveils the Apple Tablet in a few hours from now, I will be part of the thousands who will witness this revolutionary device remotely. But the real revolution in my mind will happen when such devices become mainstays in educational institutions worldwide.
apple_tablet

No doubt the tablet will be great for entertainment, gaming, reading, and news consumption. But no other application has a greater, lasting impact, than that which revolutionizes learning.

As Joe Wilcox describes it, a “unified content platform, mixing different media types and live information” holds tremendous potential during the formative young years of our lives.

Imagine a classroom where students had access to live information about any topic under the sun. That is the world I want my Indian kid's to grow up in. When that happens, it will be the real tablet revolution

Poison

March 6 2010

Waves of it. As soon as I wake up, after the bad dreams, knocking me back down again. The numb dumb kind of depression may swallow up days and dreams and hope and thoughts and leave a wasteland in their place, but it has at least a kind of peace to it. Not like this. This is hideous, skin-crawling badness, this is horror, this is impossible to bear.

People say that since I'm still managing to do x and y things can't be that bad. What they don't understand is the strength of my sense of moral obligation. I will honour my commitments until the day I truly can't, and that will be the day I die.

Everyone is fed up with me. I can feel it, and I agree with it. I am fed up with me too. There is nowhere to turn that doesn't reflect back my self-disgust and sense of shame. Any thought or move I might make towards help is shown to be evidence of my evil nature, impossible and wrong.

I feel trapped, walled in, boxed in. At the same time I feel far out and far away, far from the normal realms of experience, distant from the rest of humanity, beyond reach or touch or hope.

Meme Four

March 5 2010

1. I have seen 24 autumns in my life. Though the first few I don’t remember but am sure were as special as the rest.

2. I am very sentimental about things. If it reminds me of anyone or any special day I keep it. Old chocolate wrappers, dried flowers, I have a bunch of old stuff that I can’t throw away.

3. Quite contrary to the previous one, once I decide to leave something back I never look back and regret about it.

4. I love watching movies. Any kind depending on the mood, not much into horror though. But I can watch even the flops to see why they flopped.

5. I like reading stories. Maybe that is also the reason for watching movies as they are also stories told visually.

6. I have climbed a stage and compared a Programme in front of 450-500 students. Was very scary in the beginning but being on the stage does have a drugging effect to it. Ye dil mange more. .

7. I am a fan of Vairamuthu. I've read the karuvachi kaviyam so many times that I can answer any quizzes about the book without having to refer to it ever.

8. I am not a morning person and would prefer to be left alone in the morning. But if needed, I can wake up even at 4 am to perform any needed task.

9. I love walking. And I am not regular on that. But I ll try.

10. In the last 2 years I have lost about 7kgs. No need to be jealous. I was at my ideal weight before that.

11. I like to learn something from every person I meet. What I should do and many times what I should not.

12. I love helping anyone and everyone with everything but when it comes to asking for help I just can’t. Not just monetary, I just can’t ask for any helps or favors.

13. I am very emotional. But I don’t cry easily. When my grand ma died the whole family everyone was crying except me. I tried, but I couldn’t bring out even a few fake tears atleast to show the family that I will miss her. (But I do miss her)

14. I love discussions. Call them debates or arguments whatever you prefer. I can take any side and go on.. I love to see new point of views of every topic.

15. I can’t do small talk. I find it useless. I can either be a silent listener or go for a full fledged discussion.

16. On eating, I eat only preferred foods which i like mostly my mum should cook for me.

17. Since I read “Men are from Mars, women are from Venus” I find that I think more like women.

18. I can’t waste water. And I hate it when people do. I totally abide to “Use as much as you need.”

19. I use money as I use water. Just enough for my need. And none if there is no need.

20. I love photography. I click snaps wherever possible. My mobile is full of roadside and dustbin snaps.

21. I feel I am a minimalist.

22. I feel I am very self confident, to an extent that it gets to overconfidence at times.

23. My kind of humor is sarcastic. Slapstick doesn’t tickle me that much.

24. I am not much into sports, though I like watching Cricket when India is playing well. And I used to love the ‘GTA’ all series.

25. I love music, how can I miss this. I am Rahmanic. I sing along with every song that I hear from anywhere. I even sing the jingles from the ads along. My mum says I am like the radio itself, change songs every few minutes. But don’t be mistaken that I sing well. It is just that I enjoy my songs from my heart and not my ear. (Though I should consider other’s ears too) I don’t want to get into the mathematics of songs and dissect them technically. I feel I can enjoy the song more this way so I do. And songs are there to enjoy right..?

Happy Birthday Sharmila

March 4 2010

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Really you are the best person in my life
Konjam overaa illa !

Two Minute Review : Some One Like You

Someone Like You
March 3 2010

I looked forward to this movie with joy. As much as I enjoy Ashley Judd, Greg Kinnear, and Hugh Jackman, the advance reviews proclaiming this the "romantic comedy of the year" left me feeling anxious. Whenever I read reviews like that, I almost always end up disappointed. I normally disagree with most critics. I tend to believe that movies are supposed to be entertaining - who cares if they don't have any socially redeeming value? I don't go to movies to learn history, psychology, or for that matter, to learn about romance. I go strictly to be entertained. Don't get me wrong, I enjoy a film that taxes my brain, and leaves me wondering the meaning behind the director/writer/actor's motivations. However, being brutally honest, the main reason I spend money and sit thru 2+ hours in a dark theatre is to enjoy the film without having to overly exert my brain cells.

With that said, "Someone Like You" should have been right up my mindless alley. Based on the novel "Animal Husbandry" by Laura Zigman, Judd stars as Jane Goodale, a woman confused by men and searching for a logical explanation behind being dumped. She comes up with the "New Cow Theory." The theory, based on research done on actual cows, states that bulls will dump their old cow for a new cow, after having their way with them. Once they've had the new cow, they lose interest and look for other new cows. Jane likens men to cows - unable to be satisfied with the cow they have, constantly in search of a new, fresh, cow.

Against her seemingly better instincts, Jane enters into an affair with co-worker Ray (Kinnear), the new Executive Producer of the talk show they both work on. Ray is in a long-term relationship already, but breaks it off and proclaims his love for Jane. Surprise! Ray ends up dumping her just as they are about to move in together, which leaves her with no choice but to take up another co-worker's (Eddie - played with style by Hugh Jackman) offer of a room in his apartment. Eddie is a womanizer, but with a sharp wit and heart of gold.

Meanwhile, Jane's best friend Liz (Marisa Tomei), suggests she take her newfound "cow" knowledge and write a column for "M Magazine," her employer. Using a fake name, fake credentials, and matronly-looking photo stolen from the obituaries, Liz's magazine publishes Jane's column, creating an instant media phenomenon. Every major media outlet wants an interview with the author of the column, but Liz and Jane conspire to keep her true identity a secret. Even Jane's talk-show host boss, Diane Roberts (played by Ellen Barkin), is practically salivating at the prospect of snagging an interview with the creator of the "New Cow Theory."

Things That Weird Me

March 2 2010

1. Secretive – I am very secretive about everything around me. Not only real secrets but even small things. I can’t tell anyone anything which is not related to them. For example I can’t gossip. I can’t share what I think with everyone. I am actually surprised how I am able to do that in blogosphere.

2. OCD – I am at the verge of having an OCD (obsessive compulsive disorder) for order & cleanliness. I can’t bear disorder of any kind.

3. Insects – I like insects of all kind. (Except those big brown flying cockroaches) I think insects & worms are beautiful. With tiny little legs, eyes, wings and they are also beautifully colored.

4. Love for darkness – I like dark rooms. Dimly lit that is. I find them more pleasant than bright lights. When there is no light I see better. (No I am not saying that literally before u call me owl, I mean metaphorically) I actually can think better with the lights off. I love my dark room at night with music ( Rahman songs) playing lightly.

5. Passionate till achieved – I am passionate about something only till I am on the way to it. Once I reach my goal I just drop it totally. My interest just drops. I get bored very easily. That can cause some serious problems at times. I may argue all day for something then when offered with that, I just don’t want it anymore.


6. Diplomatic Rebel – yes as weird as it may sound that is me. I am a rebel at heart, but have been brought up (by myself) to be a diplomatic sophisticated social person. I hate (some) social rules, and would like to break each one of them with love. But the social me.. Just rants and follows the regular path. I can’t even swear.. Not even in my mind (can u believe that? ) I believe I am a good person want good things for everyone but want in return to just let me live the way I want.

A Russian Comments

March 1 2010
На словах ты Лев Толстой, а не деле ... простой!
"In words, you are Leo Tolstoy, but not to ... Simple!"

A reader from Russia has posted a comment which embraced me. The main thing is am I apt for her words?. My honest answer is NO because I write this blog for which I forget about my past and my nostalgic stuff that's all. If it helps you all in any way then its OK or if it hurts you please criticize me without hesitation because....

love
PrabhuPepsi