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Why are we like this ...

Today I should say that I am a bit pissed off with Indians who are living in the US, and also the ones who have just visited US on their B1. We had lunch with some Americans and the topic was on US elections, and slowly one "Indian" started to compare things with Indian elections and he was like, in INDIA this is corrupt, that is non-sense, nothing is good, blah blah blah ... he did not stop there, he then praised US on all the petty things he has seen here. People are obeying for signals, they are organized, police are non corrupt etc etc ...
I too agree that there are some positives here and also lots of negatives, but an INDIAN, who was born and brought up in INDIA, did his schooling, college and even had his / her first job in INDIA, who have spent almost more than 2 decades in INDIA, don’t they know how our INDIAN system works ?? What is the need to expose the dirty side of our nation to an American individual who listen everything and then making a big laugh about our c…

Eventful Diwali @ New York ...

Ah, what a topsy turvy weekend I had, lots of ups and downs. Saturday was quite ok I would say, when compared to the events that happened on Sunday. Saturday I and my cousin went to a place called Flushing where our Lord Ganesh has found himself a very beautiful place. It’s a pretty good temple with nice carvings on the pillars. As expected there were only tamil speaking brahmins in that temple and for a moment I thought I was in Kabali Temple, Mylapore. There were Ganesha, Muruga, Maha Lakahsmi, Venkatachalapathy, Ragavendra, Durgai and Navagrahas ...

We did a small archanai there, I did it on the name of swamy, instead of calling each and every name in my family and doing, if you happen to miss one, you will feel bad for the rest of the day. We had a pretty good darshan and it was 2:30 in the noon and the bell started to ring, not in the temple though, it's inside my tummy. There was a wonderful hotel / prasada koodam in that temple, where they serve you all kinds of south indian…

Manhattan Nights ...

One week got over in New York. I wish my entire 5 week tenure comes to an end very soon. Temperature is dipping down day by day and it’s getting very difficult to manage. Though I claim and convince myself that I am eating homemade food daily (Oh ya, I got an electric rice cooker), but all I eat is only podi rice and some mix or the other and absolutely no liquid food, as a result, the main "output" window is almost closed :-(, its behaving like Revathi in "Devar Magan" (Verum, kaathu thaanga varudhu ...). Though I have travelled many times to the US, this is the first time for me at this beautiful city "Manhattan". Nights in Manhattan are simply awesome and colorful. I don’t have a camera to shoot those snaps and put it here, so I will see if I could make those scenes open up in your memory, by my writing ... I stay very close to "Times Square" which is at a stone throw distance, yesterday I took a walk along the streets on New York, those light…

Balance ...

Sanjay and his wife are one amongst the thousands of working couple in the IT industry, Sanjay is a Product Manager in a leading consulting firm and Sanjana is a Project Manager is a leading product company. Time sharing and time slicing are the two key agendas which always comes when they meet, both are so busy in their own lives, as they get to meet only at the coffee table that too once or twice a week, somehow they managed to have a kid, Pappu, who is 5 years old. Pappu has been given all that he has asked in his life and also things that he has not asked for. Both Sanjay and Sanjana tell themselves that they are working hard to give a secured life to pappu ...
Pappu is under the care of a maid, who works for "money" and who will be taking care of him on his daily routines. Pappu will get a chance to see his parents once a week, if he is too lucky. He used to wonder how Tarun's dad and mom are always with him and why is his dad and mom not to be seen at home, his litt…

My Dear Tweedy ...

Rahul was so passionate about pets, anything with four legs are eligible to be his pet. He always wanted a small Labrador and was constantly reminding his mom about that and after a lot of discussion and promises from Rahul, his mom decided to get him a Labrador. They searched on the internet and at last they caught a vendor who supplied pure original quality Labrador breeds. The price was at around 6000 bucks for that and before paying the amount to the vendor, Rahul's dad reiterated the promise that he will be getting first rank this year. Rahul's dream came true and today he is a proud owner of a cute little cream Labrador...

The next thing that anybody would do once they get their pet is to name it, Rahul and his entire family did a brain storming session and at last he named him "Tweedy", Rahul took immense care of that pup and his parents were so proud that he is having the sense of responsibility which is very good as he grows up. He gets up early morning and t…

New York Nagaram ...

After a very long travel, I came to NY on the 18th of this month. I came to Dubai and then to NY. I had an Ecuador blonde sitting next to me, and we had a pretty good chat for a long time, we exchanged the cultural differences between India and Ecuador, and surprisingly our marriage system is quite similar to theirs and she is also looking out for a good guy, I think if I too was from Ecuador, she would have chosen me, coz she said, she like me so much and I am very funny. We know how to correct a figure naa ;-)) ...

New York is literally freezing and luckily I have brought enough thick clothing to protect me from this cold. My cousin is staying in New Jersey, so I have a company here. I have requested him to move into my hotel as long as I am here, so he is moving in tomorrow with all amenities. The hotel room that I am staying here does not have anything other than cot and bed, good at least they have a TV. The rate for this hotel is very high as it is very near to Times Square and N…

GOD is Great ...

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Its a great day in the history of Indian cricket, this is the first time an Indian is on top of the world, yes, our demi-god Sachin is the leading run getter in the world of test cricket. His genius is something we just cannot discuss or write about, you have to feel that mesmerism. I am once of the truly obssed fan of Sachin and I will not utter a work against that GOD's game or caliber. He has once again proved the entire world that he still has some good cricket left in him. GOD Bless the God and let him give all the strength and energy to entertain us for many more years to come. Today is a memorable day for me in my life.

"JITTER" WAVES ...

I have been closely monitoring the ripple created by JET Airways by sacking their employees, it’s not only for the fact that we get a chance to see all those lovely looking air hostess in a single frame, but also for the fact that the tactic Malya and Naresh adapted in diverting the media attention from talking about their "East meeting the West" alliance, to me this was one of the best ever business tantra I have come across. There were times when Malya and Naresh Goyal did not want to see each other even by mistake, but today they both hug each other in front of the limelight, for a moment I thot even they two were bitten by that "Political Stunt" bug...

Actually this alliance has more or less created a MONOPOLY in the Indian "private aviation" sector, Its now just one airline, whether you like it or not, you have to choose only that if you prefer to fly on a private airline with some attractive chicks serving you drinks, or else you have to fall back on…

Cab Ride, I' ll Never Forget ...

This is one short story sent to me as an email forward by my friend Saraswathi, It was simply out of the world and hence thought of putting it on my blog. This piece of article is not my view or idea, this originally belongs to Kent Nerburn and hence publication of this information in this post should not attract any legal or patent related issues, as I confirm and swear that this is not my work, I am putting it here just for the sense of sharing the information to my readers. I thank my friend Saraswathi for forwarding this masterpiece...

"I don't think that I have done anything more important in my life…"

Twenty years ago, I drove a cab for a living.

It was a cowboy's life, a life for someone who wanted no boss.

What I didn't realize was that it was also a ministry.

Because I drove the night shift, my cab became a moving confessional. Passengers climbed in, sat behind me in total anonymity, and told me about their lives. I encountered people whose lives amazed me, e…

He Mail, She Mail, E-Mail ...

Sindhu decided to say NO to that guy, even though he had all the matching qualifications sindhu decided the other way. Raghu was one proposed alliance to Sindhu, he works in the US and earns a handsome ransom. Both of them liked each other even before seeing in person, they used to chat frequently in messengers and have long telephonic chats, things were fine till Sindhu received that anonymous email which had loads of complaints about Raghu, though she did not mind those emails seriously initially, but as those emails keep coming she decided the other way, she does not want to take a chance in her life on such things ...

Raghu on the other side was kept in dark, Sindhu slowly avoided talking, emailing him, even if Raghu calls her up she used to fake a silly reason and cut the call, Raghu too is smart enough to understand that something is fishy. One fine evening he called her up and as expected she did not pick his call, so he sms'd her saying, "I wanted to meet you, if you h…

Frust"Ration" Shop ...

After nearly 18 years I happen to visit the nearby ration shop to buy ration for this month, I will explain you the reason of why an "upper middle-class" family needs to go to a ration at the end of this post. I used to go to this place very regularly when I was in college, though 18 years have passed by, this ration shop has not changed even a bit. Still that evil billing guy is doing his duty of billing with the same intensity of evil. The building has not changed even a bit, with the addition of few more cracks on the wall. My experience of getting Rice, Palm oil and few grains turned out to be a cinematic experience...

I went there by 10:00 and with absolutely no experience in standing in a queue for a long time, I chose to stand a bit deviated from the main queue by excusing myself from those huge mass of ladies, I could see everyone standing in that ration shop looking me differently, later I realized that my Blackberry is the center of attraction there, so I kept it ba…

"Bomb"ay ...

The entire city was in total pandemonium, there were blood and flesh smell all over that market place, blown out flesh pieces were thrown everywhere like a rotten tomato, people where running here and there in search of their beloved ones, there were families who were banging their head on the corpse of their loved ones, Tanvir is too young to sense the gravity of the situation, he stood smiling with a small car toy on his hand, and was happy in rolling its wheels over his left hand "Vroom ... Vroom ... Vrrrrrooommmm ...." and all in front of the body of his mother, who was torn apart in that bomb blast that shook the city ...

Media persons thronged the market to feast its auidence with those gory images of blood stains and bodies which were lying all over the market. Tanvir is still standing in front of his mom's body with a hope that his mom will get up after sleep, to him death is nothing but sleep, but little he knew that his mom has slept for once. When people around…

Soumya is No more ...

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Headlines today has lost one of its treasure, Soumya Viswanathan. She is one such journalist who produces news with such intensity and liveliness, she is one of the young news producers at Headlines Today who is so committed and dedicated to her work. I have been following Headlines Today news channel for almost half a decade now and off late the quality of their news have improved to a greater extent and it would'nt have been possible without such great journalists like Soumya Viswanathan ...

Soumya was shot dead while she was driving her car back home at around 3:40 AM in the morning. Initially this was registered as a case of road accident, but the post-mortem report revealed the fact that she had a "bullet" which was piercing her right skull. Not even in the wildest of dreams one could have imagined such a fatal end for one of the most loving human being in the Headlines Today news room. The interviews given by her colleagues were heartening and they way Avanthika Sin…