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Funniest Sledging Incident Ever ...

England were playing Pakistan and, at what turned out to be a crucial moment later on, Frank Tyson managed to get an outside edge off a Pakistani batsman after the batsman had been frustrating them on a hot sweaty day. The ball went right through the hands of Raman Subba Rao who was standing in first slip and through his legs. After the over Raman heads over to the bowler and says, "Sorry Frank, I should've closed my legs."Frank Tyson, who didn't find any of this amusing, quipped back, " No, you bastard, your mother should have ."

Exam Fear ...

Vineeth was tensed to the core as the day of the exams were nearing, he has no time to prepare but the feeling of having an exam is itself a pain. He used to tell himself that he will be starting his preparation today but unfortunately that "today" never came. He knows that he is not spending any time to study, and when he happened to see the syllabus it made him petrify. He conveniently put the blame on the current on going IPL matches, but he too knows that it’s not an excuse from not studying for the exams...
Days rolled on and there were no sign of he preparing for the exams and unexpectedly his friends teased him saying that they are all heading to coorg to spend a weekend, tough Vineeth too wanted to go, but the thought of examination haunted him, because he knows that its an important exam of his life, but somehow his friends dragged him to their excitement and then convinced him to come to coorg along with them. Vineeth happily packed his things and hurried up to join…

The Village - Part 2

Sandhya thought to herself, if this would have been a city, people would not even remember their old neighbors and they will not have time to even wish them a "hiii" and if you say that you need to stay there for a week, there wont be anybody willing to acknowledge that idea in the first place, city people's heart has become congested just like the city they are living in. She knows that nowadays the concept of joint family is vanishing from the society and the bondage people had in a family is weakening. The bond within families in city is getting more suffocating and silent than a coffin. But Sandhya is out there to enjoy the best days of her life and hence she decided to live the most of it...
She was asked to stay in a house where in the grand father once lived, though the house has not been maintained well, but the village people did their best to clean a part of it and gave it to Sandhya and ensured that she is feeling comfortable there. They also appointed a watchm…

The Village - Part 1

It was a much needed break for Sandhya from her hectic normal routine and also to get her mind off from her worries. She decided to head towards some village all alone and wanted to spend this 1 week vacation. She thronged to live a life which is totally different and a life she has never lived before. She made sure that she is not connected and hence she switched off her mobile, that simple feeling itself brought a huge smile on her face, no conference calls, no escalation calls, no one will call her to ask "Hey were you the one who was working on that Banking module?", yes, Sandhya needs this break and it has to happen ...Sandhya headed towards a remote village inside Tamil nadu called "Kottaampattipaalayam", there were two reasons for her to choose this village, one being, this is the place where her great grand father was born and the next one is, that is the place where electricity is yet to visit, for that matter I would say, that place is still in 1950s peri…

Arushi Talwar ... A Mystery

Arushi Talwar, the name which is buzzing around the media all over the nation. Who could have ever imagined such a tragic end for a sweet daughter. Her eyes says it all to me, she is innocent. How can someone have the heart to kill her, I don’t want to get into the allegations made on her dad, as the case is still under investigation...
The most pathetic thing is, the media is now glaring a false image on Arushi and Hemraj the servant maid saying that her dad (so called dad) Rajesh Talwar has seen them in a compromising position, how can someone say such things (even if its true) in the media just to save his a**, that too on a departed soul. Its very very difficult to digest the fact that she was brutally murdered just because she is a witness for an extra-marital relationship which her dad is having on one of his colleagues, which is again a baseless statement as the police does not show any proof of evidence for that. To me the case is still a mystery and it has not been solved. The…

Missing ... Angel ...

It was one cold winter morning Vineeth stepped out to his balcony with a hot cup of coffee and a well covered shawl around his head covering his ear. There was this sudden sense of chillness which kissed his brain as he rested his naked forearm on that cold iron railing which almost made him freeze for a moment, he immedieatly rolled out his folded sweater to run till his wrist, and felt as if he has won the battle between that bitter cold and his naked forearm. With memories lingering in his thoughts about a variety of things, he kissed the rim of his coffee cup to take a hot sip to warm-up his cold nerves ...One night of missing Sindhu, his wife, made him feel as if he missed her for years together, he knows that he is over reacting to the situation, but his heart confirmed that he really miss her a lot. He cursed himself for not being bold and acting very timid in facing tough situations of life, but he told himself that one has to learn things in life by experience and this is one…

Nature's Cruel Smile ...

Its been almost 5 days since China was devastated by that horrifying earthquake and countless people have died and many more injured and lost their loved ones. I read an article which described the after effects of the quake, which was really heartening and hence I thot of posting those in my site ...
1. An earthquake, magnitude 8.0, struck Sichuan province of China at 2:28PM, May 12, 2008. The epicenter of the earthquake, Wenchuan, is about 90 miles from Chengdu. The earthquake released more energy than 500 atomic bombs, 30 times more than the Kobe earthquake in Japan, 1995. By May 19, there are more than 32,000 confirmed dead, more than 20,000 still missing, and more than 4.7 million houses collapsed or heavily damaged.
2. Within hours, people rushed to rescue. Blood donation lines run for 100 yards, and people waited hours to donate blood; within 24 hours, all major blood banks ran out storage space. The highway to the earthquake struck city Dujianyang (20 mile from Chengdu) was almo…

Amrita's Tag ...

1.Last movie you saw in a theatre? Hmmmm, "Vel" (Just for Asin) 2.What book are you reading? The Name is Rajinikanth (I am reading that for a longgg time now) 3.Favourite board game? Paramapadham :) 4.Favourite magazine? Anantha Vikatan 5.Favourite smell? The smell you get when you clip off the stem of a beetle leaf, hmmmm wwooowwww ... 6.Favourite sound? The variety of sounds I hear early in the morning of all these cute little birds which lives in my apartments bamboo tree. Awesome. 7.Worst feeling ever? Losing self confidence 8.What is the first thing you think when you wake up? GOD, and pray for a minute or two 9.Favourite fast food place? Bombay Halwa House (Chennai) 10.Future child's name? If its a guy, Dhanush If its a gal, Sindhu or Sandhya 11.Finish this sentence " if i had a lot of money i'd..." Pay my debts and start an old age home with the rest, So that i can stay there when I am old. 12.Do you drive fast? Yes, I do. 13.Do you sleep with a stuffed animal? Oh yaa, Its m…

I Know ...

Kavya was getting ready to go to her work and she is already running 5 minutes late to catch her office shuttle. She was busy cleaning things at her kitchen and thats when she received this painful blow on her head from one of the opened cupboard doors, the pain was so hard that Varun could hear her scream right at his balcony, Varun came rushing just to see Kavya sitting down on the floow with her two hands holding her head tightly, she did not faint though, but the pain was so unbearable. Varun could not understand what hit her but he could guess that the open cupboard door just above her top should be the culprit, he promply closed it and then gave soothing treatements to her head and infact asked her to take rest and not to go to office ...
Kavya too thought that she cannot go to office as the pain was so hard and it had left a big bump on her head. Varun was insisting her to go to a doctor and then take a quick scan, just to ensure that there is not blood clot of anything serious …

"Falling" In Love ...

Vineeth is one of the silent characters on her office, people have never seen him talking loud or rather talking in the first place. He lives in his own world and will always be glued to his laptop. He used to go to lunch or tea / coffee on his own. He is very good technically and hence he had a nice name and respect with the management. But his silence is still a mystery to all his team members, even some of his team members would hesitate to go and talk to him in case of any doubts; he has created a canvas of being "reserved" to his fellow colleagues...
Sandhya joined the company a day back and she was put in Vineeth's team, and for an "all boys" team, Sandhya's entrance to their team was a welcome break and it actually changed the morale of the team, Sandhya is an extrovert and she does not have this sex barrier in moving with her team mates and in fact she was very much comfortable in moving with them. Sandhya does not know anything about Vineeth and she…

Shame on us ...

Can there be a worst shame than this? I was shocked to read that article in the "Times" today. Have people become so cheap and shameless? I am talking about the people of Jaipur, they all know that their city is in a serious crisis and trouble, instead of supporting the people who are in need, some people are trying to make the most of it at this hour of pandemonium...
It all started when the government announced a 1 Lakh rupees compensation for the injured and Rs 5 Lakh for the next kin of the deceased, when this news started to spread across the city, some crooked minds decided to think the other way. There seem to be a big queue outside the mortuary of the SMS Hospital in Jaipur, where lots of people have come forward to claim the bodies of the beggars who died on the spot when a blast occurred near the Hanuman Temple. Those beggars when they were alive, not even a single soul would have come forward to offer them Re 1/-, but now those beggars are worth Rs 5 Lakh each, so …

Does GOD Exist ?

Some incidents that happen around us really makes even the hardcore believer of GOD to turn an atheist. If we all say and believe that GOD is one super power who exists (up above us), and why the hell he should write such traumatic scripts for his people? Is he also one, who loves "terrorism", so shall we call him as a "terrorist”? Two things that happened this week really made me to think whether we are cheating ourselves by saying that "GOD will do good for good people", one being the blasts at Jaipur and the other being the massive quake that hit china...

If GOD does not know how to take quick wickets, I think he dawns the hat of a "terrorist" or initiate a "natural disaster". I can even digest to an extent that "earthquake" is something that is really to do with physics and it is bound to happen, and its a mere bad luck to lose lives in such incidents, all certain done, a human life is more precious than anything in this world…

Royal "Damagers" Bangalore

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HAHAHAHAHA, I actually wanted to laugh much louder than this by looking at the pathetic and dismal performance of this Royal Challengers Bangalore team. It has now actually become like a school or a college, where all the students fear for their principal, likewise all the players are in a terrible fear to meet Vijay Mallya. Who on earth will be cool after investing 111 crores and not getting even 10% of the same money in return ?.
It has not become a habit for the RCB team to lose every match they play, there is absolutely no unity in the team, the unceremonious exit of their CEO, Charu Sharma has created some amount of ripples within the team, and I do feel that its sheer stupidity to sack him for the poor performance of his team, this is more like a corporate culture, which you cannot impose in a game. Mallya's latest allegations on both Dravid and Charu are baseless, its he who is investing the money and he should be the one who should take immense care in selecting the team. I…

Love Life ...

It all started in the college when Vijay was doing his second year BE. Sindhu joined the college at 2nd year, as her dad got transferred to this city. Vijay is one of the bright students in the college, not only in the academics but also in other extra curricular activities, not less to say his looks, coz he was equally good looking as well. Vijay had a great fan following in his college and lots of girls had severe crush on him, including Sindhu ...
There was a mid year review examination at the college and knowing the fact that Vijay is good in Microprocessor, Sindhu approached him for a clarification, and that's the first time, both were formally introduced to each other. Vijay was simply knocked off by her beautiful sharp nose, which was very prominent and that’s the first thing anybody could notice on Sindhu on their first look. Sindhu got her doubts clarified and thanked him for that, before she left, she asked him, whether he is into Orkut, the next moment Orkut id's wer…

Subbu... Pappu ... Lallu

Subbu, Pappu and Lallu live in the same locality. Lallu is one beautiful girl who will make anyone go flat on her first look. Both Subbu and Pappu had this severe crush on her and somehow they wanted to get accquinted to her. Pappu is from a wealthy family and he has all the better reasons to approach Lallu, but he does not know how to approach her, on the other hand, Subbu is an orphan and he does not have a family or a house, gettin Lallu is not an easy joke for him ...Both Pappu and Lallu stayed in a rented house and luckily their owners were good friends, with that being the lead, Pappu started to visit Lallu's house whenever his owner goes to meet them, Lallu initially did not mind to give her looks to Pappu, coz she does not like the way Pappu has been pampered, she always thinks Pappu as a spineless fellow. Subbu our poor guy, used to accompany that area's milk man, who puts milk at Lallu's house. He accompanies him early in the morning just to get a look of Lallu, …

குட்டி கவிதைகள் ...

அரசியல்வாதி...
ஐம்பதுக்கும் மேற்பட்ட அம்பாசிடர் கார்கள்,
பத்துக்கும் மேற்பட்ட புகைபடகாரர்கள்,
இருபதுக்கும் மேற்பட்ட பூமாலைகள்,
வகை வகையான சோடா பாட்டில்கள்,
வெடித்து அடங்கியது போட்டோ பிலஷ்கள்,
வந்து இறங்கினார் அரசியல்வாதி,
ஒரு இழவு வீட்டிற்கு.

தாலாட்டு...
வாய் ஓயாமல் அழும் குழந்தைக்கு,
தாலாட்டு பாடினாள் ஏழை தாய்,
குழந்தை அழுகையை நிறுத்தவில்லை,
அதற்கு பசி காதை அடைத்துவிட்டது.

பணம்...
புத்தம்புது பைக் வாங்க, பணம் கேட்டான் மகன்,
வெறும் கோவணம் மட்டும் கட்டும் தந்தையிடம்.

வேலை...
உடம்பு முடியவில்லை என்றபோதும், அலுவலகத்திற்கு மெல்ல நடந்தார் தந்தை,கண்களில் நீர் கட்டியது, வேலை இல்லாத மூத்த மகனுக்கு.

காலில் விழுந்தால்...
தெரிந்தவர்களிடம் எல்லாம் காலில் விழுந்தால்,
அது இரு மனங்களின் சேர்தல் நிகழ்வு,
தெரியாதவர்களிடம் எல்லாம் காலில் விழுந்தால்,
அது ஓர் அரசியல்வாதியின் தேர்தல் நிகழ்வு.

மாலதி...
பல எதிர்ப்புகளுக்கு மத்தியில், மாலதி என்று பெயரிட்டான் தன் பெண் குழந்தைக்கு,
இப்படித்தான் பலரும் ஞாயபகம் வைத்திருக்கிறார்கள், தங்களின் பழைய காதலியை.

மகன்...
அந்த தாயின் முகத்தில் அத்தனை பூரிப்பு,
பல நாட்களுக்கு பிறகு மகனை பார்க்கபோகும…

Last Day @ Oracle ...

Ya, today is my last day at Oracle, Bangalore and I wont say that its an emotional exit, because I never develop any such centiments at work place. I know I am still going to be in touch with all my dear one's with whom I wanted to be in touch, but all said and done, I do feel a bit sad that I am not only leaving this organization, I do leave the good name and the respect I have earned here over the years (9 years), well, going by the fact that "Change is the only constant" in am moving on. I will not be having any access to emails or internet, till I get one from. my new employer, and I have no clue of when I will get be connected again, so till such time, its bye for my readers.I wish all my dear friends from the bottom of my heart who were my constant source of inspiration and encouragement, I am sure their sincere prayers will always be there for my well being. At this juncture I would like to mention some names who were my intergral part of my life like Chandri, Lav…

Bangalore Mail ...

It was an usual weekend journey for Vineeth from Bangalore to Chennai, he usually takes this late night mail. He came to cantonment station well in advance and this time he does not have his friends to join him. He took out the latest book that he got "The Name is Rajinikanth" and stared to admire his thallaivar virtually. He found himself a very lonely bench near the S9 coach and he was given a wonderful company by a dog which took shelter under his bench ...He was flipping thru the pages of his book and soon arrived a good looking girl with her laptop bag and the logo read as "IBM" which to an extent confirmed that she must work for IBM, moment she sat next to him, she took her mobile and started dialing a number, and there started this husky conversation, now Vineeth is no longer interested in reading about this thalliavar, he knews that such conversations will always be interesting, so he decided to place his eyes on his book and his ears on to her mobile's…