November 29 2012
"I want my son to become Sachin Tendulkar." -Brian Lara(WI)
"V did not lose 2 a team called India, v lost 2 a man called Sachin" Mark Taylor(aus)
'Nothing bad can happen 2 us if v were on a plane in India wit Sachin Tendulkar on it."-Hashim Amla(SA)
"He can play that leg glance with a walking stick also.-Waqar Younis(Pak)
"There r 2 kind of batsman in the world. 1 Sachin Tendulkar and 2. all the others .-Andy Flower(ZIM)
"I have seen God. He bats at no.4 for India in tests.-Matthew Hayden(AUS.)
"I c myself when i c Sachin batting.-Don Bradman(AUS)
"Do your crime when Sachin is batting, bcos even God is busy watching his batting. -Australian Fan
Barack Obama "I don't know about cricket but still I watch cricket to see Sachin play..Not b'coz I love his play
its b'coz I want to know the reason why my country's production goes down by 5 percent when he's in batting"
November 28 2012
I first flunked in an exam when i was in class three.
Then it became an habit.
Cleared my computer science degree with a great base and the same effect had its implications on my MS(IT) too.
Even at work I am kicked left right and center when ever I fumble with presentations.
and when I thought it was THE END; I came across this Quote.
" I've missed more than 9000 shots in my career.
I've lost almost 300 games
I've been trusted to take the game winning shot 26 times and I missed
I've failed again and again in my life and
That is why I Succeed."
- Michael Jordan
Now I have a reason to fail.
Jokes apart!, it is indeed inspiring.
November 24 2012
My mobile phone rang on one fine Thursday.
It was my chithi bhuvi on the line.
"Prabhu!, We have found a girl for you. She is nice. Want to see her and decide?"
" Yes chiti! I wanna see her now!"
" No beta. It is already 11 PM now. Her parents won't allow you to meet her now. You have to wait till morning"
It was a very long night. How would she look like? Will she sing? Would she dance salsa with me? What's her name? I did not sleep that night
My mobile phone rings at 6 am. It was my chithi bhuvi on the line again.
"Her name is Kavitha."
My lips spelt that name again and again and It felt nice to say that name. I asked my chithi whether I could see Kavitha's photo. She told me that she has a hard copy, but doesn't have the photo online. I was disappointed. Then my chiti told me that she ll go by bus everyday for work. As soon as I heard the word, I got into my car and the car zoomed to that bus stop. I scanned the entire bus stop for Kavitha. I did not have a clue on how she would look like. The only details I had about her was her name and her bus name(its a private town bus). I could not find Kavitha. I was disappointed once again.
I had a disappointing sleepless night.
I opened my eyes and my chiti had told me that her sisy is on the way with her hubby to see me in my chithi's home with the subject line : "they all liked my photo"
My mom told me that they liked the girl's family and the girl and they were just waiting for my confirmation. I told her that I wanted to see Kavitha to talk to her.
November 24th - Saturday Evening.
It was my dad and chithapa (chithi's hubby).
"Son! You can meet Kavitha today after 6 o clock at her house"
I was happy now. That evening, I found myself in the best hair salon in town. The hair dresser tried all creams, gels on my hair and when I emerged out of the hair salon, I looked like Malinga.
My uncle and aunt agreed to accompany me to Kavitha's house. My chithi and mom also agreed to come along with me to her house. So mom, chithi, my uncle, aunt and I went to her house. I was made to sit in the front seat. I drove the car. The car reached her house. I was given strict instructions to follow my uncle and aunt while entering their house. But it fell in my deaf ears. As soon as the car stopped at her house, I walked briskly to the door and I was greeted by Kavitha's dad and her sisy. Her sisy looked at me and then looked at my family and greeted us with a big smile.
We sat in the guest room. Kavitha's sister talked with us. Her brother in law also started talking with us. But Kavitha was not to be seen. I knew that they had hid her in one of the rooms. Will she be in a saree? Will she serve coffee like how they show in the movies? Thoughts started flooding my head. A little kid switched on the TV.
Suddenly she appeared. She slowly walked and sat in the sofa opposite to me. I, being a homely innocent Indian boy put my head down because of the shy feeling. Slowly I lifted my face and tried to catch a glimpse of Kavitha. She smiled at me. I immediately put my face down again.
My mom asked me if I wanted to speak to her. I said Yes. I ll The next moment, I did not look in her direction. I was sweating profusely and my palms were soaked with sweat. What happened to my conversation skills? I couldn't speak a word. I tried clearing my throat only to sound like a cat. Then after five minutes of complete silence, she opened her mouth to my mom.
I lifted my face and smiled at her. She took the smile for a "NO". Then she went on talking and talking and she talked about her marks in +2 and about her job. I did not know what was happening. Thoughts came flooding in my mind : Does she know about me? Did I brush my teeth? Should I change my Facebook display picture?
I smiled again and She was happy with that smile (I guess). She must be having the knack of reading minds. Then my mom said "OK". Then Kavitha's family told that they ll see tomorrow morning discussing with their family astrologer. My family nodded their head in agreement.
My Uncle asked me whether I liked her. I said Yes. He handed me his hand Kerchief and asked me to stop drooling.
November 21 2012
Every Monkey that holds a camera is calling himself or herself as a photographer these days. Gone were those days when there were specialists in that field. Now everyone who holds a 2 megapixel mobile phone camera or even a calculator calls themselves as a photographer. If you have not become a famous photographer till now you can adopt the following steps and become a world famous photographer.
Step 2 : Change the original color of the picture into any shade of your choice (even your dog's choice doesn't matter)
Step 3 : Add a water mark " X Photography" ( X = your name)
Step 4 : Upload the photo on facebook and wait for likes/ shares/ comments
Step 5 : You have become a photographer
Step 6 : Start a Facebook page in X photography name.
When I was contemplating on this idea, I decided to start my own photography work and Here I am.
Few Photographs Taken By Me
1) Birthday function photography
2) death function photography
3) Bangle putting ceremony for pregnant ladies
4) Turmeric powder applying ceremony
5) Boys drinking parties
6) Wedding reception
7) Love break up function
8) office parties
9) Baby photography
11) Hidden camera photography
12) Candid photography
13) Fashion photography
14) Magic photography
15) Forest Photography/ nature photography
All types of photography handled here because we know all details
Please contact us for any photography needs, wants or desires. - PrabhuPepsi
November 6 2012
Everyone would have used the object shown in the picture. I was introduced to this brick like device when I was in class 11.
My mathematics teacher "Mudali Appan" made an announcement in class - "Tomorrow all of you should bring a scientific calculator to class". We obeyed him religiously.
We felt like scientists when we carried the scientific calculator. During those days, if a person owned a scientific calculator he was called a gadget freak.
Days went by and few of my classmates became efficient in using the scientific calculator. I was only comfortable with the bottom 4 rows of keys in it. I could do addition, subtraction, multiplication and division using it. But when it came to integration and differentiation, I had great difficulty.
The top four rows of keys seemed like rocket science to me. In exams we were allowed to use the scientific calculator. But when the exam invigilator came near us to see what we were writing in the answer sheet, I would press lot of buttons in the calculator and would scribble some number in the answer sheet. Once the invigilator leaves, I would give a sigh of relief.
Days went by and I entered college to do three years of computer science. Soon we were asked to use the calculator to do Laplace, Fourier series applications. Chits and bits with answers were hidden inside the sliding cover of the calculator and they helped a lot during our exams. But after using the calculator for 5 long years we did not know the real use of it.
I can see many readers telling me "Why Blood? Same Blood!" as they read this article.
Moral : Even if you own half the world, if you do not know how to use it, it is no different from a person like us using a scientific calculator.
Note: I used my scientific calculator now to add two numbers ( 32 and 43) and I got 56 as the answer. GENIASS indeed.
November 2 2012
Cyclone Nilam was indeed powerful and it was my first ever cyclone experience. I drove my car when she was at her ravaging best in Chennai. My car looked like it had a mud bath. The trees were dancing to glory. On some roads, the trees decided not to stand on their feet and hence fell down prostrate and slept on the middle of the road which resulted in traffic jam.
When I reached home from my office, I found that there was no power at home. The coconut tree near my house was behaving like a drunkard. It was not steady at all. It was about to fall any time. The movie 2012 flashed across my mind. All the Christian Preachers who would use this as an opportunity to promote themselves saying " I already prophesied this" also crossed my mind.
But my first thought was the clothes that were left to dry in the mottai maadi ( terrace ) . I immediately ran upstairs only to find all my clothes on the floor of the terrace. My banian and underwear (jockey 500`) went missing. "Should I file an FIR?"- I thought to myself. But another thought reminded me that it would have reached a home where it would be used by someone who might actually need it. Then I entered my house. As there was no power, it was dark inside.
The power came back at 11 pm. Things turned back to normal with missing my banian and underwear (jockey 500`). The mosquitoes were swatted out and we slept in peace.
What about the poor man on the pavement? If you happen to see any poor people, please help them. Don't wait for others to help. You be the change you want to see in others. I am not gonna tell what I did; but I have a old man in my mind.