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Recap of 2008

It’s time to re-cap the events that happened in 2008. I just could not digest the fact that 365 days have gone by in a flash, but that's the speed at which our lives run these days. Here are the highlights of my life in its true sense of authenticity...

1. The biggest joy of this year is the wedding of one of my close friend. She has been an integral part of my life and I always wished her to get settled in life and lead a happy married life, that great occasion happened in the month of Feb and I was flying on top of this world that day.

2. After being with Oracle for more than a decade, I decided to quit Oracle and I joined another product company as an Architect and with a salary which I have never dreamt even in the wildest of my dreams. It’s just few lakhs less than my age ;-) It’s a whopping figure. This happened in the month of May

3. I wanted to prove myself and establish myself in this new company and by GOD's grace I did that with ease and also got 3 awards in a short sp…

Blog via Blackberry...

This is my first attempt to check if I can blog via my Blackberry. If this is successfull, I can start posting some interesting things which I would gain from this trip to all temples in south tamil nadu

Check... Check... Check...

Secret Santa ... Why Me ??

Ah, At times I feel it’s actually not good to be popular at your work place. Since you are a guy with a "Don’t care" attitude, it does not mean that I don’t care for anything that needs some "care". There is this very funny game that is being played at my work place called "Secret Santa", where you would be asked to pick up a paper from a box which would have the name of another employee (male or female) and you have to get them a GIFT, this is what they call a "game". Getting gift from my money to some unknown is a "game", thanks for this new definition of "game"...

The best part is, that "unknown" employee will not be from your team, he or she will be sitting somewhere inside that 35000 sq.ft office and you have to trace them with their employee number. Me being a relatively new comer to this office, I have no clue of where the one I picked sits and unfortunately I picked up a "female" name and there sta…

Its Vacation Time ...

Ah, its vacation time!!! I always have a very bad habit of not taking too many leaves to work, though I am not a workaholic person, I tend to make my presence felt at work place. I have my own circle of friends to entertain and I have my own sets of "crush" on some of those cute little ladies, how can I miss all that and take off ? Well, but I am not so bad you see, I make sure that I take off during this season of the year every time, so here comes my vacation. I will be off to work from tomorrow and will get back to Bangalore only next year ...

I have completed all the tasks that I had on my plate, since you are an architect, there is no one who will be assigning you work though, you have to invent your own tasks for a day, but I made sure that I am not going to involve in any new development during this period of the year, so that I can set myself free from these troubleshooting, analysis, research, tools writing etc etc. I would fly back to my home town "Singaara Che…

Untold Story ...

Sandhya and Sridhar is a wonderful couple and to add to their joy, they had this little Mansi. They enjoyed every moment of being with her and they felt that she is their world. Sandhya who was working as a director in one of the leading financial firm quit her million dollar job, just to take care of Mansi. Sridhar is a businessman and he has to do lots of travel to take care of his business, Mansi's presence made him to curtail his travels to a greater extent as he wanted to see Mansi grow in front of his eyes ...

Sandhya is no exception to a new mother, she had no clue of what the reason could be when Mansi cries, she and Sridhar are living all alone far away from their hometown so they don’t have the privileged of getting the advice for their elders, It took Sandhya more than a month to analyze and study the reasons for Mansi's cries and finally she became an expert in knowing her signs. Mansi is just 2 months old and Sandhya decided to get this "Baby Calendar" wh…

Tagged by Amrita ...

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Ah, I should say, punished or taken revenge by Amrita ;-), hahaha, just kidding. Answer the questions below and do a Google image search on your answer,pick a picture from the results on the first page, with minimal explanation.Looks like a novel way of tagging, so here comes my answers ...

1. The age you will be in your next birthday ?


Ahem ... How many teeth a human has ? I think its 21 ;-))

2. A place you would like to travel to ...

Kashmir ... I will visit this beautiful place one day ...

3. Your favorite place ...


Its always Chennai ... No city can match to the comforts of this city in INDIA ... its purely my opinion

4. Your favorite food / drink


Hmmmmm - Onion Pakoda .... I would die for it ...

5. Your favorite pet ...


Always my cutie pie would be labrador ... that too a BLACK one (like me)

6. Your favorite color combination ...


Its always Black and Orange ... It suites me well. A black pant and an orange t-shirt wud be nice.

7. Your favorite piece of clothing ...


Shorts and a T-shirt ... al…

Happy Birthday ... To my Blog ...

Ah, My blog is 4 years old now, so its been 4 long years of blabbering, oops!!! Blogging. I should admit the fact that I was active in blogging only since 2007, so effectively its 2 years and in the whole its 4 years. I started blogging to improve my english vocab as well as grammer, but nothing seem to have improved, I am still a novice blogger when compared to some of my fav bloggers like Amrita, Coffee & Stories, Deepa, Shylu, Sandhya, Prabhu, Venky etc etc. I know I have a lots of space to improve in my writing as well as thinking capabilities, I too hope that a day will come where my blog too would hit 100s of visits a day.

I thank all my friends and fellow blog readers for giving me their sincere comments and encouragement to make me write more and better. I would try my level best to live up to your expectations. So please do continue your comments flowing in and as always, that will be taken in true sprit of blogging. :)

If there is a Nuke war ...

I got this funny stuff as an email forward, and just could not stop ROTFL. I thought that my reader's too should enjoy this. Thanks to Murali (my colleague) for forwarding me this beauty.

During the Cold War, if USA launched a nuke-loaded missile, Soviet Satellites would inform the Soviet army in 3 seconds and in less than 45 seconds Soviet counter-missiles would be on their way...

Recent studies commissioned by US department of Defense included one on nuclear war between India and Pakistan :

This was the scenario................

The Pakistan army decides to launch a nuke-missile towards India. They don't need any permission from their government, and promptly order the countdowns.

Indian technology is highly advanced. In less than 8 seconds, Indian army detects the Pak countdown and decides to launch a missile in retribution.

But they need permission from the Government of India.

They submit their request to the Indian President. The President forwards it to the Cabinet. The Prime M…

The Best Gift ...

Vineeth was calm and composed than what he used to be and all his fellow mates noticed that change, but did not want to ask him or talk to him. Vineeth is supposed to be the most jubilant and happiest person in their room, so his unusual calmness created a kind of a vacuum in the room, finally one of his friend tried to change is mood, and he asked him to come out with him for a walk, so that he will feel relaxed. Vineeth too needed a change, so he agreed to go for a walk. They walked towards an open ground, where trespassers would not be allowed. Vineeth never shared any personal details about him to any of his roommates, also none of them forced him to disclose any such details as well ...

His friend told him that he is a mechanical engineering graduate and fate chased him so badly that he was jobless for almost 10 years even after completing his degree, he then divulged himself into some unwanted activities and a kind of lost his way and character in his life, but he added that he h…

Bachelor's Party ...

It was Vinay's bachelor’s party and he had invited all his college mates and couple of his office colleagues. The party was hosted in one of the biggest hotels in the city and Vinay is very excited about his engagement and his happy to marry Sandhya. He knew Sandhya through a common friend and it’s not "Love at First Sight", he never had any spark at that moment and it was the case with Sandhya too, but you never know when a love bug bites you, today they both are into the agreement of getting married. Life always throws surprises at us, isn't it?...
Vinay is software professional who works for a leading MNC, he did his MS at a foreign university and is living abroad, he came down to his hometown just to enjoy with his old mates and also finish his marriage which is due in a week's time. Sandhya is also excited to marry Vinay and the reason for that is, one of her conditions for marriage is addressed by marrying Vinay, that condition is, her partner should be a br…

Tagged by Deepa ...

Tagged by Deepa ...
Out of all the tags, this tag seems to be interesting to answer, so here are the questions on which I have been tagged.
1. Your Oldest Memories 2. What were you doing 10 years ago 3. Today - Your first thought in the morning 4. If you build a time capsule, what would it contain 5. Tomorrow - Next year, same day 6. What do you see yourself doing 14 years from now.
Here I go...
Your Oldest Memories ...
Ah it’s been 31 years now and I have come across many sweet / bitter memories in this span, so let me excuse myself in telling about the bitter memories that I had and would like to tell something about one such sweet memory which always lingers in my heart. It was way back in 1985, I was 8 years old, you all know that memory power at that stage would be very high for any individual, so this incident remains afresh in my heart even today, I could recollect every bit of it and could even replay that screen by screen.
I studied in a school called P. S Senior Secondary School in Myl…

Committee Meeting ...

There was this urgent committee meeting by all notable politicians of INDIA irrespective of their party at the residence of Sonia Gandhi to discuss about the recent terror attacks in Mumbai by the terrorists. The personalities who took part in this meeting was our lovely prime minister Man Mohan Singh (MMS), Sonia Gandhi (SG), Shivraj Patil (SP), Narendra Modi (NM), Vilas Rao Deshmuk (VRD), Jayalalitha (J), Karunanidhi (K), Anbumani Ramadoss (ARD), Advani (AD) and P Chidambaram (PC), and Raj Thackerey (RT) here starts their "serious" discussion.
MMS: Hey guys, I think the entire nation is accusing all the politicians for this massacre in Mumbai, so we being "responsible" politicians should do something to change the mind-set of our dear citizens so please pour in your ideas and let's brainstorm.
SG: What ?? What did you said just now ? "I think" is it ? And give MMS a nasty stare
MMS: Oopss!!, I should have told "What Soniya Ji is thinking is ....&q…

Indian Politicians ... A Rotten lot ...

I have been closely watching the happenings at mumbai, post terrorist attacks. I am extremely upset by three things that have happened last week. One is the atrocious remark made by Kerala chief minister Achuthananthan, second one is the replies given by Pakistan government to India's questions and the last one is the award given to our hero Sandeep by our Indian Government.
Firstly, how on earth we can classify that irritating, unethical, obnoxious human being Achuthananthan ? Is that valid to call him as a "human being" in the first place ?. The remarks he made on the family of our martyr Maj. Sandeep is something which no one can digest, just see, that this remark has sparked anger amongst the fellow "politicians" who are considered to be the most shameless creatures on earth. He said that, "If not for he (Sandeep) being a major, not even a dog would visit his house". He is talking as though lots of dogs will assemble in front of Achuthananthan'…

Mumbai Vs Terror = Shame on INDIA

At last the drama got over at Mumbai. It was an incident of shame for our country. I am not seeing this as a "terrorist" attack by some pakistani's, it’s a shameful terrorist attack by "indians" on "indians". The shocking revelations that are coming out after all these shootings and fireworks, are very painful to hear. Some bloody basterd's have got bribe from the terrorists and then allowed them into our country, if they would have been sincere to their profession, today we would not have lost 100 innocent lives. Just imagine if this cheap mentality gets into our fellow brothers who guard our nation, you and I would not be peacefully blogging here. As long as we do not eradicate the deadliest devil called "bribe", there is no point in aiming to be the super power at 2020 ...
It was told that some terrorists have got into the Taj hotel and have held some hostages, that was the initial spark we got, but later another news flashed on the TV…

Day in the life ...

That place was heavily crowded and people where running here and there like mad, for him it looked as if every individual is running behind a dream to achieve, a life to lead, a necessity to earn, a compulsion to live, a ride to an unknown destiny; but everyone has a factor in common, that is, "To make money". That was one of the most busiest railway stations of Mumbai and usually trains there would run jam packed, an aerial view of that train would make you think as if a caterpillar with many hands and heads on its side, is running as fast as it can. People just walk over anything and everything to catch a train, it can be a basket or a carpet, or a trunk box or you or me, they just don’t care, their only aim is to catch that train...
Mumbai is very famous for "Dabba Wala's" whose commitment and the process they adapt in delivering the "tiffin boxes" to their fellow mumbaiker's is something amazing, and to cream it on the top, they have even gone …

If I can help you ...

The morning was at its best in this village, the rays of the sun spraying a vibrant yellow on the green paddy fields and farmers were busy in sowing the seeds for the next season, there were white cranes standing tall in the mid of those green fields and gives us an impression as if an artist has spilt his white wax paint on a green canvas. There is a huge pump set which is pumping out water in a gush across that wide spread farm land, ladies were busy in stemming those baby rice crops at a speed which even a dual processor could not do, at a distant there is a railway track on which an old steam engine is rushing to some unknown destination by vomiting a thick smog of coal dust, Vinay kept looking at this scenic beauty which is in absolute contrast to the city life he lives ...
Vinay is an Agricultural student who has come to this village to study about a specific variety of cultivation which is happening only at this village and gotta prepare a thesis on the same. He was more interes…