Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Curtain Raiser: Marley and Me

There are not too many movies I can't wait for the DVD to come out but this is one I’ll have to see in the theater.

Here is the curtain raiser for a much awaited movie “Marley and Me”, releasing on Christmas day.

This is a bittersweet story which brings all those pleasant memories of your beloved dog but the sad moments too. This is not only a story about World's Worst Dog and its funny facts, but also portrays how a dog plays a role in a life of a family which brings happiness and sorrow to them and how a beloved pet can be an integral part of it.

I was literally cried on reading the last 2 episodes of the novel and am pretty sure this is going to happen again on last half hour or couple of minutes of the film.

This is not talking about just a tear or two welling up — also talking abt grown men and women snuffling and sobbing uncontrollably, then dashing from the theater before the lights come up to avoid making eye contact with all the other blubbering saps. Seeing the ending, in all its horrifically sad detail, is bad enough if you're a grown-up (and a dog person).

If you're a little kid expecting a happy puppy movie, "Marley & Me" could cause serious trauma requiring hours of therapy and many scoops of ice cream to repair :-)

However, think the movie might be useful for younger people starting out in life, ones who have yet to learn the crushing, horrible truths of undying dog love.

And also "Marley & Me" could prove to be the ultimate date movie...Girls, "If his eyes are dry when the lights come up, dump him."

Marley is just all sort of nonsense ...consumes sofas, eats dry-wall, drinks from toilets, overturns garbage, breaks everything and swallows a valuable necklace...at the end that is what makes your puppy special :-)...Marley's erratic and explosive activities will supply all the suspense, action and drama. Better watch all those fun in the movie.

I was keep tracking of the movie shooting and its proceedings and these were some funny incidents mentioned in "Behind the scenes" scoop..."The first day on set Jennifer Aniston looked over and saw the star of the movie, Clyde, who plays Marley, chewing her purse and turned to the trainer for help and they were just praising Clyde 'good dog' and paying him with a treat," Director Frankel said. "We just wanted Clyde always to misbehave, to be as rambunctious, rascally, surprising, energetic and funny as possible. Just like all of our dogs -- they are just a lot of trouble. All the joy is worth all of the trouble."

For anybody who read the book, you’ll know how this movie ends. But even if you hadn’t, it doesn’t take the detective inside you to figure out what’s going to happen...And don’t forget to bring a few tissues.

It will be a Mischievous Treat for all the pet lovers and for the adults too.
Have fun on Christams vyth ur Family and Marley...Merry Christmas to all.

P.S: It brings back all those sweet memories of my crazy little puppy "Snoopy". Miss you Snoopy :-(

Monday, December 08, 2008

Holiday Qns ...

It's time for Christmas, we singing for the world...
Let's live together, in harmony...
It's time for Christmas; it's time to heal the world...
Let's come together, it's Christmas time.

And its time for Fun with the Holiday Qns. Send your answers to my mail prabhuc14@gmail.com ASAP.

Most correct answers and the kvik replies will get a surprise Santa Gift :-)...Pinky Swear!!!

Merry Quizmas

Holiday Qns:

1. Which ocean is Christmas Island located in?
a) Atlantic b) Pacific c) Indian d) Arctic

2. What color crab is the most obvious of the species on Christmas Island?
a) Red b) Green c) Blue d) Brown

3. What is the official language on Christmas Island?
a) Malay b) French c) Spanish d) English

4. What type of climate does Christmas Island have?
a) Snow b) Rainforest c) Desert d) Swamp

5. What hemisphere do penguins live in?
a) Northern b) Southern c) Eastern d) Western

6. Pure snow is made of?
a) Frozen rain b) Ice Pellets c) Snow Crystals

7. Guess these Christmas Words

8. When playing outside in the winter you must wear?
a) A Baseball Cap b) A Fedora c) Sun Glasses d) A Toque

9. What Disney Princess was graced with the "Gift of Song"?
a) Aurora b) Belle c) Snow White

10. A Princess might eat a delicious dessert called a "Subtleties". What were they sculpted in the form of?
a) Animals and Heroes b) Knights and Horses c) Castles and Bridges

11. A Princesses beautiful gown was often made of?
a)Linen, Silk and Velvet b)Linen, Silk and Burlap c)Linen, Silk and Straw

The time starts now …

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

தேவதைகளின் இருப்பிடம் - Part 3

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என்னடா இந்நேரத்துக்கு -
காலை வணக்கம் சொல்கிறாயென்றாய் ...
உனைப்பார்த்த பின்னர்தானே -
எனது நாள் துவங்குகிறது ..!

எனக்கும் 'F9' keyக்கும் சண்டை ...
உன் மடலுக்கு காத்திருந்து காத்திருந்து -
Outlookல் 'F9' ஐ சதா தட்டியதால் -
அதற்கு தலைவலிக்கிறதாம் ..!

எப்படா கிளம்புவே என்றதர்க்கு ,
ஆறு மணிக்கு என்றாய் ...
பேய்கள் எல்லாம் '12 மனிக்கு'தானே கிளம்புமென்றதர்க்கு ,
பேயைப்போல் பாவனைசெய்து பயப்படுத்தினாய் ...
எப்படிச்செய்தாலும் எனக்கு நீ தேவதைதான் ..!

உனை பார்த்துவிட்டுப்போகலாமென -
எண்ணிக்கொண்டிருந்தேன் ,
எப்படித்தான் தெரிந்ததோ -
என்னோடு மழையும் சேர்ந்துகொண்டது ..!

குடை தளர்த்தி -
கொஞ்சம் தரிசனம் கொடு ...
ஊரிலுள்ள மழையனைத்தும் -
உனைப்பார்க்கத்தான் ஆசை ஆசையாய் பெய்கிறது ..!

அந்த மழை அழகா -
மழையில் நனையும் நீ அழகா ,
பார்க்கலாமென ஒடோடி வந்தேன் ...
அதற்குள் அவசரமாய் கிளம்பிவிட்டாய் ...

குடைமடக்கி பேருந்தினில் நுழைந்தாய் ...
இடைப்பட்ட தருணத்தில் உனைப்பார்த்த மழை ,
" நான் பார்த்துவிட்டேன், நான் பார்த்துவிட்டேன் " , என்று சத்தம் போட்டதை -
சோகத்தோடு பார்த்துக்கொண்டிருந்தேன் ..!

அந்த பொண்ணு அழகாய் இருக்கிறாளென்று -
உன்னிடம் காட்டுகையில் ,
அவசரப்படேல் நண்பாவென்று மிறட்டி ,
அவ்வப்போது என் அம்மாவாகவும் -
அவதாரமெடுக்கும் அதிசயம் நீ ..!

தேவதைகளின் இருப்பிடம் - Part 2

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Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Snoopy's First Anniversary

It's exactly a year ago on Nov 14, my sweet little Pup left me alone in this physical world. Snoopy is such a best friend who is very loyal, naughty with full of energy. He is little bit cranky too and i loved that character a lot. He did not deserve to die so young.

I have a new pet called Sachin now, but snoopy is the best ever friend i have in my life. Snoopy is very jealous guy who always stays with me and never allow any other person to share the love. I suffered a lot during the days whn my Niece was born. I have to spend time with her instead of spending time with snoopy.Snoopy was very jealous during these days and we always have silly fights when i turn back to him.

The emotional reaction to the death of a pet is determined by our degree of involvement with that animal. The mourning for a pet can be far more intense than for a human. The pain you are experiencing after your pet’s death is real and even crippling emotionally. You are actually mourning the death of a very close member of your immediate family. In many ways, the pet becomes an extension of our own personality. Who has not experienced that special sense of awareness and greeting when we put the key in the lock and open the door? Coming home is a major event — no matter how long we were away. We had become so used to anticipating our pet’s welcome when we arrived, but now it is insanely silent.

The death of a beloved pet is traumatic. Our pets have become significant members of the families. They are considered our adopted children, our brothers and sisters. Only those who have suffered such a loss can truly know the heartache and pain it produces.

There is an old story called Rainbow Bridge:

Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge.

When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge. There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together. There is plenty of food, water and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable.

All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor. Those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by. The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing; they each miss someone very special to them, who had to be left behind.

They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. His bright eyes are intent. His eager body quivers. Suddenly he begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster and faster.

You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart.

Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together.

I believe Snoopy is living happily there, eagerly waiting for the day to meet.

It is funny how a small, stupid, dumb white mass of fur can touch you for a lifetime.

Miss You Snoopy ..!

Thursday, November 06, 2008

Mittu: Tale of a Parrot

( Had a story about a "Tale of Parrot" in mind and thought of writing it over a long period of time. I was sharing this with my friends and everyone has different opinions and conclusion. Few want it to be a happy ending and some accepted whtevr i hv narrated. Thanks to my frnd deepa for helping out to bring the story live and well written...)


Hari walked quickly towards the bus stand,cursing the manager who had kept him back with some extra work just given just before he started to leave for the day.He hated extra tasks,especially the ones that were given after 5.30pm.Well,who liked them?

He slowed down near the Bhai's chai shop,where he would stop for his usual cup of tea and then wait for the 6.30 bus to take him home.Today,it would have to be the 7.30 one.He called out to Bhai for the usual cup of tea,then sat down on the old bench in front of the shop.As he sat there looking at passersby,a small bird came and sat beside him-a parrot.He was at first a little surprised to find that the bird had sat beside him without any fear,but he reasoned later that it might have escaped from some house.It stood looking at him with curious eyes,just as a kid would look at an animal in the zoo.He was amused by the thought,and laughed aloud.Immediately came the booming voice of Bhai from the teashop-"What happened,Haribhai?Won't you share the joke with us?"

He gave bhai an embarassed smile and proceeded to look angrily at the bird,but there was something in its eyes which tranformed his anger into a soft simple look,and later to a smile.He and the parrot looked at each other awhile,then it flew away.He had his tea and went home,thinking about the parrot.

The next day,he was late and in a foul temper because his boss had just told him that he would have to stay back everyday for the whole of next month.As he sat at the tea-shop bench,he heard the soft flutter of wings beside him.Sure enough,there was the little bird looking at him through its round,inquisitive eyes!Somehow,he felt comforted by its presence.He started a mental conversation with the bird,communicating silently with it.To his surprise,the bird sat there through the entire course of the coversation,reacting in ways which seemed to him as being appropriate to his flow of thoughts.

Slowly but surely,the bird became his cherished companion during his brief halt at the tea-shop.He would sometimes carry a chilli in his pocket to give Mittu(for that's what he named his winged mate) , watching as it ate up the surprise gift and looked at him gratefully before flying away.He would tell his five year old son Balu about his encounter with Mittu and it became a kind of bedtime tale for him,one which never ended and never lost its charm because it was so different each day.

However,this ended him in unexpected trouble as Balu,by nature an adamant kid used to having his way,started telling him that he too wanted to play with Mittu and his Dad should somehow bring the parrot home.Mittu's friend could not even think of such a thing as imprisoning his beloved friend ,but utimately the loving father in Hari won the tug of war between his emotions.He decided that Mittu would be happier at his home than in the dusty road near the tea-shop ,where somebody might catch it or some predator may make its mid-day meal out of it.

The next day,he went to the tea-shop as usual,but there was none of the usual joy in his heart.He dsimissed his thoughts and concentrated on his plans to catch the bird.

As luck would have it,the bird did not turn up that day-as if it had guessed his thoughts and decided to keep away form him.The next day,he left early from his office,hoping that Mittu might turn up early.But Mittu was no longer there.He missed the bird now-the soft flutter of its wings,the comfort of a silent companion with whom he could share his thoughts,the innocence of its round eyes regarding him as someone special.With the bird,he was indeed a special person,not just one of the millions who went about the world and worked in jobs that could easily have been done by anyone else,men without an identity.

As days passed by,Mittu passed into oblivion.The usual chores and troubles of life ensured that he was kept busy,if not happy.But Balu never forgot the bird,as he no longer had his supply of bedtime stories.He kept pestering Daddy to buy him a bird,a talking bird.Finally,Hari went to the nearby bazaar and bought him a parrot-a small bird in a big,blue painted cage.

Balu was excited by the arrival of the bird and would not leave its side even for a while.It took quite an effort to drag him to school when the holidays were over and the school re-opened. The bird was quite normal,except in one significant way.Every day,around 7'o clock ,it would flap its wings excitedly,making a frantic attempt to come out of the cage,even hurting its beak once in the process.And it used to fall silent whenever it saw Hari.Hari,on the other hand,never cast a second glance at the bird which had been his companion for a short while in his long life. After all,he was a human with a long life and a short memory.

Monday, November 03, 2008

தேவதைகளின் இருப்பிடம் ..!

புதுத்தோழி கிடைத்த சந்தோஷத்தில் ,
மறந்துவிட்டேனென்று -
என் இராமன் கோபித்துக்கொண்டான் ...
அவளுக்கும் உனைத்தான் பிடிக்குமென்று -
அழகாய் பொய்சொல்லி சமாளித்தேன் ..!

அவளுக்கும் துளசிமாலை பிடிக்குமெனச்சொல்லி -
பேச்சை மாற்றினேன் ,
என் கடவுளுக்கு பிடித்ததே -
உனக்கும் பிடிக்கிறதென்று அவளிடம் சொன்னாயாயென்று ,
இராமன் வம்பிழுத்தான்..!

தேவதைகளின் இருப்பிடம் தெரியுமாவென்று -
இராமனிடம் கேட்டேன் ,
தெரிந்துகொண்டே கேட்காதே -
காற்று வரட்டும் கிளம்பு என்றான் ..!

பாட்டியின் கதைகளில்தான் -
தேவதையைபற்றி கேட்டுள்ளேன் ...
இப்படித்தான் இருக்குமென்று ,
இன்றுதான் கண்டுகொன்டேன் ..!

நிலவுக்கு வயது -
இருபது கோடி ஆண்டுகளாம் ...
எனக்கு தெரிந்து -
25 வயதுதானே ஆகிறது ..!

முதல் சந்திப்பில் ,
முத்துக்களாய் உதிர்த்த வார்த்தைகள் -
நியாபகம் உள்ளதா என்றாய் ...
முகத்தை பார்ப்பதிலேயே ,
முழு நேரத்தையும் செலவழித்ததை -
எப்படிச்சொல்வேன் உன்னிடம் ..!

திருவிழாவிற்கு எல்லோரும் அலங்காரம் செய்கையில் ,
நீ மட்டும் அழகை குறைத்துக்கொண்டிருந்தாய் ?
சாமியைவிட சற்றுகுறைவான அழகில் -
இருக்கவேண்டுமென்ற நல்லெண்ணத்தில் ..!

எனக்குப்பிடித்த புத்தகம் கேட்டதற்க்கு ,
சந்திக்கும்பொழுது தருகிறேன் என்றாய் ...
புத்தகம் கேட்டதே ,
உனைப்பார்க்கத்தானென்று அறியாமல் ..!

இந்தப்புத்தகம் வாங்க -
இந்தியா செல்லவேண்டுமென்றாய் ...
அடிப்போடி பைத்தியம் ,
அடுத்த தெருவிலிருக்கும் 'Starbucks'ல் சந்திக்கத்தானென்று -
உண்மை சொன்னேன்..!

இந்தக்கவிதையெல்லாம் உபயோகமாக -
தோழியொருவள் கிடைக்குமாவென்று யோசித்தேன் ...
நானிருக்க நீயெதற்க்கு யோசிக்கவேண்டுமென்று -
திட்டித்தீர்த்தாய் ..!

கவிதைவர காரணம் கேட்டாய் ...

காதல்கொள்வதால் வரலாமென்றேன் ,
கிறுக்குப்பிடித்தாலும் வருமென்று நக்கலடித்தாய் ...
காதலும் ஓர் கிறுக்குத்தனம்தானடி ..!

காபி வரட்டும் ,

தலையில் கொட்டுகிறேன் என்றாய் ...
ஏற்கனவே ,
காதல் தேனீ கொட்டிவிட்டது ..!

போதும் விளையாட்டு -
புறப்படலாம் என்றாய் ,
நிஜமாகவே ஏதேனும் விளையாடலாமென்றேன் ...
என் விளையாட்டுப்பொருளே நீயெனச்சொல்லி -
ஏமாற்றி வென்றுவிடுகிறாய் ..!

முதன்முதலாய் தோல்விகளை -

நேசிக்க கற்றுக்கொண்டேன் ,
வென்றது நீயென்பதால் ..!

என்னடா ஒன்றுமே பேசாமல் வருகிறாயென்றாய் ...
ஆர்ப்பாட்ட பேச்சுக்கள் வேண்டாம்,
அழகிய புன்னகைகூட வேண்டாம் ,
அருகில் அமர்ந்து வா போதும் ..!

எனையும் உன் வீட்டிற்கு -

அழைத்துப்போ என்றாய் ...
பூஜையறைக்கு இன்னொரு சாமி சிலை -
வாங்கி வருவதாய் அம்மாவிற்கு செய்தியனுப்பினேன் ..!

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Thursday, October 30, 2008

I'm Matured :-)

For those sweet stupids and idiots who always tease me as kid... I'M matured, yes i am :-)

hv been to india for 2 weeks of vacation and met my sister cum friend after long time and had a few chat abt her wrk, marriage life and her kid.

Thn bck to hartford and continued my wrk ...one fine day i got a mail frm her... and this is the proof of concept for the words i mentioned in the subject.

Hei booth ...
Tx for spending few mts in b/w ur busy vacation ... blah blah blah...
I was surprised to see you this time. Hmm you are quite matured man (u r already matured guy but i meant abt your other part of childish character, which is misisng this time)You talked less, listened more. no jokes ... no talks abt chocolates, cartoons, comics, pets . no PJ's ...completely diff frm the short sweet little kid (ofcourse brothers r always kids for their sisters na) which i saw u on the initial days in cognizant (Crazy, nonstop loda loda full of energy and enthu...)...nyway gud for u and all :-)

P.S: I'm not 100% sure whether i'm matured enuf :-)

Friday, October 24, 2008

என் வீடு வா, என்னோடு வாழ வா …

கடல் நீளம் பெரியது ,
அதனால்தான் கப்பல் தந்தான் …
வாழ்க்கை மிக கஷ்டம் ,
அதை மாற்றவே உனைத்தந்தான் ...
சம்மதமென்றால் :
என் வீடு வா, என்னோடு வாழ வா ..!

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

இப்படித்தான் இரவு பிறந்ததோ ..!

ஊரனைத்தும் உன் பின்னால் ,
பித்துப்பிடித்து அலைகிறது ...
அது எப்படி ஒன்றும் தெரியாதவள்போல் -
சாந்தமுகமாய் செல்கிறாய் ?

நகரும் பூவின் ,
நருமணம் உணரமுடியாமல் தவிக்கிறது -
வண்ணத்துப்பூச்சி ,
கொஞ்ச நேரம் ஓரிடத்தில் நின்றுகொண்டிரு ..!

உன் ஒற்றைச்சோம்பலில் ,
என் இதயம் -
ஓராயிரம் சில்லுக்களாய் ..!

"எப்படா வருவ", என்ற -
உன் வினாவிற்கு ,
அடுத்த மாதமென்று சொல்லி ;
உன் - ஆசையில் மண் தூற்றுவதைவிட ;
நாளையே வந்துவிடுவேனென்று, ஏமாற்றுவது மேல் ..!

குலதெய்வ கோவிலுக்கு போகலாமென்றார்கள் ...
உன்னை ஒருமுறை சுற்றிவந்து ,
நேர்த்திக்கடன் முடிந்ததென்று சொன்னேன் ..!

உன்னில் நனைவதர்க்காகவே ,
மழை வருகிறது ...
குடை விட்டெறிந்து ,
குதூகலம் அணிந்துகொள் .
மோட்சமடையட்டும் மழை ..!

" ஒரு ஊரில் இரண்டு தேவதைகள் ", என்று -
பாட்டி கதைசொல்ல ஆரம்பிக்கையில் ,
பொய் சொல்லாதே ஒரு தேவதைதானென்று ,
ஓரக்கண்ணால் உனைப்பார்த்து சிரித்தேன் ..!

உள்ளூர் மாப்பிள்ளை வேண்டாமென -
உன் தகப்பன் சொல்லக்கேட்டு ,
அடுத்த நாளே அனைவரும் -
பக்கத்து ஊருக்கு குடிபெயர்ந்தனர் ...!

நீ சிரிக்கையில் உலகமும் சிரிக்கிறது விளையாடுகையில்,
உனக்கு துணையாக வருகிறது .
நீ உறங்கப்போகையில் - உலகே அமைதியாகிவிடுகிறது.
இப்படித்தான் இரவு பிறந்ததோ ..!

அதிர்ஷ்டக் கற்கள் -
இருக்கிறதா தெரியாது ...
நீ தொடும் கற்கள் அனைத்தும் ,
அதிர்ஷ்டம் படைத்தவைதான் ..!

உன்வீட்டு நாய்க்குட்டி மட்டும் ,
வளரவே மாட்டேன் என்கிறது ?
பிறகுதான் விளங்கியது ,
குட்டிகளைத்தான் நீ கொஞ்சுகிறாயாம் ..!

என்வீட்டு காக்கை மட்டும் -
கொஞ்சம் வினோதமானது !
உன் வருகையை மட்டும் எதிர்பார்த்து -
கரைந்து கொண்டிருக்கிறது ..!

ஊர்சுற்றி கச்சேரி நடத்தும் -
குயில் கூட்டமனைத்தும் ,
உன்வீட்டு கூரையில் வாயடைத்த நிலையில் -
நீ பேசுவதை கேட்டுக்கொண்டிருக்கின்றன ..!

திருவிழாவிற்கு எல்லோரும் அலங்காரம் செய்கையில் ,
நீ மட்டும் அழகை குறைத்துக்கொண்டிருந்தாய் ?
சாமியைவிட சற்றுகுறைவான அழகில் ,
இருக்கவேண்டுமென்ற நல்லெண்ணத்தில் ..!

வெளியூருக்கு சென்று திரும்புகையில் ,
உனக்காக குச்சி மிட்டாய் வாங்கிவந்ததை கிண்டலடித்தாய் ...
எத்தனை வயதானாலும் ,
எனக்கு நீ குழந்தைதான் ..!

கடல்பார்க்க போகையில் -
மறந்துபோய் வா என்று கூப்பிட்டுவிடாதே ;
உள்செல்லும் அலையனத்தும் உன் பின்னால் வந்துவிடும் ...
அப்புறம் ஊரே வெள்ளக்காடுதான் ..!

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Happy Independence Day ...

Freedom is not merely the opportunity to do as one pleases; neither is it merely the opportunity to choose between set alternatives. Freedom is, first of all, the chance to formulate the available choices, to argue over them -- and then, the opportunity to choose. So let’s celebrate the true essence of freedom.

Where is India, sixty-one years after Independence?

Some say India is shining, others will tell you, India is incredible, India is the nation to reckon with in the future, but this India is still far from where she could and should be.

Everyone knows where India stands now and what has to be done to take it to future as a developed nation. Let we do our part and the future decides our stand. So I don’t want to debate or discuss those issues. This page is just to wish all my fellow citizens.

But definitely India’s indirect strength is its family oriented culture and India will be strong enough to withstand all sorts of issues until the family oriented culture remains.

This is the country which Rules the world and the future is not far away …

Wishing you all my Fellow citizens, a very Happy and Memorable Independence Day.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

When you are Lost ?

Once the college days got over, all your friends will be moved to different part of the world for the jobs, some get married and busy with life...When days and years passes, slowly we lose touch and cant maintain the contact vyth everyone. Only few of the Best friends will be in the bucket list of contacts.Later when you become more responsible person both in job and life, you'll be drawing your own circle and its tough to come out though you are trying to get away.Sometimes they are just not around when you need them...it is quite an unfortunate situation if you are not hooked yet... ;-)

I was infact in such a situation couple of times, for me i found my kinda friends a lot from college to office...And as i am a freak out kinda guy, i used to be there with friends always and never want to be alone...and being abroad it is more difficult to be in touch. I simply do not know what to do. I miss all my childhood friends, school friends, college friends. Forget to wish my friends on their birthdays, wedding anniversaries etc.

Some of you will feel that you have nobody to fall back on at your work place, although they may be sweet and nice, they would not take a stab in thier chest when there is a need to...I believe that I had such friends...the true ones, the special ones...but all of us have lost touch or have very little touch with one another...This will happen to your friends too and they might find difficult to contact you... This is where you should think practically...You shouldnt feel that they are ignoring you. They might have their own problems and concerns but they definitely have a place in their heart.Wait for them or forgot abt the ego and you take the initiative to make a call...It will hurt sometimes when there is no answer...Dont worry buddy, time will heal it...

So all can take the present situation as an opportunity to open up and meet new ppl in life and be happy with the old ppl whoever still bothers to be in touch with u till now.....

Have you guys ever faced such a thing...?

P.S: Make a wishlist of your friends and give a surprise call or visit them.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Miracles do happen if you believe in Love.

It was yet another Rainy evening in Hartford. A Nescafe and a Chilli Bhajji will add perfect ecstasy to the lovely weather.Made a coffee (Forgot about Chilli Bhajji as no ingredients avail) and sat on the window corner to look at the passing vehicles by.

There's a small pond formed due to recent rains on the steep slope of nearby Freeway.

The green grass and the yellow flowers with the water droplets on them is a real scenic beauty. Thought of having a walk on the road and sop for a moment in the rain but changed the mind by forecasting the cold and fever bcoz of that.

At that moment i saw 2 cute Squirrels playing each other, jumping on the pond and tree nearby. They are usually bigger one compared to squirrels seen in India. After couple of minutes one of the squirrels which look bigger than other climbed on the tree to get away from the rain for a while. The sparrow in the tree looks angry bcoz of the squirrel peeked in there. While the other one though it is smaller but very active, continued to play and seems like trying to practice swimming on the stream of water flowing there. Suddenly it got struck on the bush in the water and not able to move further. It tried harder to move his body but not able to. Slowly the water level increased and squirrel will get drown in couple of minutes if it won’t move away soon.

I could feel its lungs heating up due to inadequate dosage of oxygen in every breath. The way to the nearby tree was ajar. It looks like it was drifting back and forth from consciousness. Unable to bare the fear of death, it tried his level best to get away but its body got struck in the bush. I felt like running hard and help the squirrel but the steep hole there looks like I can’t get into that deep stream of water. Literally I felt helpless and guilty of that. The showers increased further and the other squirrel in the tree was shivering due to chillness and settled in a curvature between two branches leaving it not aware of the happening on the other side.

Now I saw the Miracle. ..

The Sparrow in the tree started amusing the squirrel in the tree. It was trying to bite the squirrel with its beak and pulling its tail. Squirrel started chasing sparrow and it fly away to nearby branch. Again it started flying on top of the squirrel's head. Now the chase began again. Sparrow flies down to the tree and the squirrel followed down but it just stays below the tree due to rain. Sparrow did the irritating thing again and again and flies near to the pond. Squirrel started chasing the sparrow again. I was feeling the intention of sparrow now. I don’t know whether the sparrow's act was intentional or it’s just playing with the squirrel. It made me curious to see without worrying about the Hot Nescafe becoming Cold Coffee.

Now the sparrow almost flies near to the bush where the other squirrel got struck and bites that squirrel’s tail too. The chasing squirrel saw this incident and looks like it got shocked of the horrible scene. It ran to the bush and was trying to peek in. The bush got some thorny sticks and slippery fungus plants.

The speed of stream water increases and it looks like both squirrels will get drowned in the water. Couple of minutes later, the bigger one finally peeked inside the bush and tried to pull the other ones tail but not able to. It was trying hard and moved here and there tensed and sniffing something on the other ones head. I was searching the sparrow, but it was not seen. I prayed god for the happy ending of this incident. Finally the bigger squirrel started biting and pulling the bush and succeeded in removing few and now it started pulling the other ones tail by its mouth. I saw it slowly pulling it out of bush. The bigger one looks like motivated and started pulling it harder now and to my surprise it literally pulled the other one out of bush and brought it to the top of the pond.

It very carefully licked the other squirrel (don’t know exactly whether its licking or biting softly to bring consciousness), sat beside it, laid its bushy tail on its body to cover and make it warmth, it was rolling on the other squirrels body, puling its tail and the next thing I knew, it was Alive. I saw the squirrel doing something out of happiness. I just punched my hand on the air. They both ran and climbed on the tree. I read such things only in the story, but literally seeing live. Wow what a gr8 miracle I saw in my lifetime.

Is everything happened was Gods act. Did the sparrow really tried to help squirrel or just played and had fun with squirrel. Anyway it shows god still has hope of remains of Love in this cruel world.

This incident however opened new insights. Yet again, love proved itself as the most outstanding healer. My falling belief about love being a weakling in the tech world has been crushed. After all, Miracles do happen if you believe in Love :)

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Forgive me Sachin ..!

I’ve arrived ... my first breath ...
It was my first glimpses of blurred colors...There is a light ahead, but not able to see ...
My first day in earth...Difficult to open my eyes...
Where am I now?
Are you there?
I feel hungry? Am i alone or i have siblings ?
Yes i have ...
I feel the warmth of my siblings ( yet to know whether its my brother or sister as i am yet to open my eyes fully)
hei whoz that ? someone is licking my ears...eyes... limbs...i feel so warmth and good...thats my brother... Hei Bro..Hw u doing dude?
My basic instinct allowed me to crawl and couple of minutes later, i have done my first dine along with my siblings...
Mum ...Can you tell me how earth looks ?
Are we alone on earth or some other creatures are there?
When can i see you Mum?
It seems like i have to wait for couple of days to get a clear vision...
After a week... i have seen the first image of my MUM...my mum looks so pretty and cute...and now i see 2 more fellows...Are those my sisters and brothers?
They are like me...but my brother is very active...and then i came to know that he is elder to me and my sister is younger to me...
We had a nice time ...My Mum takes care of us a lot and wont let us go out anywhere away from her...
Where is Dad ? Is he gone for getting some food or busy in looking for another lady?
MuM ...
What are you doing?
It’s warm against her body
Feeling safe with the others
Why are we all different?
I’m moving – but not with paws
It’s one of those human beings
The little one is nearing ...
The kid look at us and choosing which one to take ?
What is all this that I’m seeing?
Mum! Why are you staying? plz mum..do something...
I’m being taken by the others
We’re moving away and they’re looking at me ..
I saw my mum facing worst day of her life... barking like anything with tears in the eyes...trying to protect the other pups...
Now I’ll never see my Mother...
Ow! A sharp pain in my leg
A hug from the human one ...
He feeds me and plays with me ...
Perhaps this life could be fun
Funny – they touch with their mouths
They talk to a thing by their ears
They wear clothes and eat with sticks
Have they done this for all these years?
They move along in metal things
They watch things in a square
And listen to noises from a box
I’ve got Fur – they have Hair
I’m supposed to be a Human’s Best Friend ... but they never think my best friends are my fellow creatures...
Will i get a another sweet warm lick from my Brother... Will i ever play with my sister ?
I want to play in the streets...i want to roam on the road...
Am living a luxury life...in a golden cage...rich food and pleasure time with human ones... Is that my life?
Don't i have my own world? my own imagination ?
we never bothered whethr you're abled or disabled or whatever colour your skin...for us , you're just another kin.
we love you for you, just as you are ...And for the love that you give back...
We live for your smiles and your cuddles ...That's all w require, from the leader of ur pack.
We don't care if you are older ...And your joints, may creak and ache ...We never let our old ones live on old age homes...we live together wherever we live ..!

We have such adoration for you ,There's no need to change for us.
When you see 2 dogs barking each other in hidden place...Dont think we talk about you !!! We aren't human beings to do such silly things... 'tis true!

We Never mind your sexuality ... we never have race difference..we dont even knw wht is caste, creed, color... we know only the colors of love...you only categorized us with various breed, caste etc...it makes no difference for us...but thats the major difference b/w you and us...

We love you, no matter what, you see ...Without question, or significance...Thats why we are called as Human's Best Friend...But are you like this to us ???

I belong to the family – I do
Some think I’m a dumb animal
From what I’ve seen – so are you Mr Prabhu!
............Whether you thought like this or not..but Forgive me Sachin ... i cant give back ur Mum but i can give you the Love at the Max i can..!

P.S. Sachin is my new PuP :-)

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Why Change Management?

Without knowing how things are organized in your environment and how they relate to each other, it’s hard not only to make team decisions but also to deploy business factors.
Every function does some change, like defect, development and enhancement.

Change management and IT asset management are the two practices that can deliver the biggest and quickest potential gains both in terms of reduced cost and improved efficiency.
For e.g.; you go for a meeting to discuss about earlier release and new release. You need to have track of earlier changes and current. Would you take spread sheet and do all manual process to stuff the data inside. Then I would say you are late buddy, your release date would have been gone past already before you step into pre release meeting J

Poor Change Management:
Even though you have CM in process, but a poor management will have no impact on business results.

Loss of employee productivity leads to increased audit fees and production fines which further leads to lost revenue, market share and finally the loss of customer confidence. Are you ready to risk all these factors?

So you agree with me and already analyzed to go for a change management tools. Sounds good, but have a pit stop and think about the factors induce poor management of change control tools before proceeding further.

Here goes… Factors like unauthorized changes, unplanned outages, low change success rate, high number of emergency changes, delayed project implementations.
So remember change management doesn’t mean that just version controlling of code snippets. It broadens to all the factors above and it penetrates to project management too.

Process Definition:
We define process and you follow it.
Here is a simple example,
IT budgeting and strategy will be split in the following way.70% of the budget actually spent just on keeping the light on J (Just maintenance and support- I mean the operations). 10 % for strategy and 20% for application. What happen there is you just fuelling the engine to run and not reinvesting to maximize the profit margin? So what you have to do here is to automate the some of the IT operation piece of change, to be able to shift those cost out of operation and reinvest them to fuel your strategic initiatives and this brings the IT operations as value center align with the business. Here comes the change management to help you. This frees you to focus on your business.

So talking about IT operation, basically your Service or Helpdesk is the starting point of that and occupies 40 to 50 %. Performance and availability covers around 20 % and our guy change management to 40 %. But when we look at where companies are starting to move, really there are focusing on CM and one of hard area and pain in the nose for them.

The Road Map:

Let me put up a question for you, what process or plan you are going to implement on this year?

Is it on service desk, incident or problem management, change configuration and release management, only configuration management, marketing strategy, resource utilization? May be you don’t have any plans at all this time and planning to surviveJ. Let me come to the point you would have rated nearly 70% for change config and release management followed by incident /problem management and service desk. Am I right?

Hmm slowly am getting into your mind. So optimize your business success by managing change and configuration management together. Still you won’t abide with me! Then just give me the solution for this. How do you deploy a software update or critical patches to thousands of devices in a single day? 15 thousands in a month, bunch of defects which almost equal t the entire Hartford population etc etc. This will take you up to 4 to 6 months to do it by manual. Here comes the process and the automation of change management. Got it buddy!

Now you want to know what is change management and the life cycle or the architecture behind this. See you are on the same road and asking about CM. Welcome to the party..!
CM life cycle will be split into Plan, Deliver and operate. Every face of SDLC have change management tools to take control. They vary from specific area expertise like defect, version control, build or end to end CM tool. So you are hitting every part of the SDLC. You are having fun!

You have various CM tools like Rational ClearCase, HP change management, SVN, CVS, StarTeam which are widely used depend upon project structure.

Is it Repeatable process?

And at one point of time, people feel that CM is a repeatable process. I model it, schedule it, get approval, implement, verify and deploy it. The same work i do everyday and where is the fun part. Then i say it’s not the way of doing work. Always ask What, When, Where, How and Why? Everyday you will get different answers and you are back to business. We're riding a bus and the driver is assuring us that he knows where he's going. Game on..!

As mentioned on the beginning, the impact of CM will be better business decisions and successful deployment of business product.

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Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Outsourcing - The Hide & Seek Game ..!

Outsourcing - The hottest cake in the platter and mystery for the mysterious.

What happens in the global job market bcoz of outsourcing and what will happen of cutting down its scale? Who will suffer and who gain by this? Let’s play the Hide and Seek game to find out the truth behind the mystery word 'Outsourcing'.

Stock market crash, recession, inflation, economic crisis etc etc all happens in U.S which leads to one more term called scaling down the Outsourcing..!

When you go back on calendar to 1995, the president of Information Technology Association of America, Harris N. Miller said “The result (of outsourcing) is more American jobs, higher wages and a faster growing economy overall... Global sourcing continues to be a net positive for American workers and the US economy" - so in 2005.

Look at the contradiction now. What the 2009 presidential candidates Obama and Clinton had to say about outsourcing recently, "Number one, we still provide tax breaks to companies that are sending jobs overseas. Let's put an end to that practice. We may not be able to stop a company from moving, but we can stop from providing him incentives to move"! This is what I call the heights of ignorance.

First of all US companies are NOT doing any favor to India by outsourcing their jobs here. It’s a straightforward business compulsion which every company has to face due to the increased competition as a result of globalization.

Its strange to observe that on the one hand the US doesn’t wants developing economies like India, china to provide any subsidies to their farmers (to face US competition), it wants India to open up its markets even wider for American companies, and at the same time they want to discourage American companies from outsourcing their jobs to India! Come on guys, you cant have it both ways, can you? :). See how the US politicians have poor knowledge about outsourcing and economic strategy..!

The allegation against outsourcing in America and Europe is that it results in a job loss in the outsourcing countries with the jobs moving into the outsourced countries.Yes of course, that’s the very basic definition of outsourcing.

Does outsourcing result in a net job loss? Of course not. The jobs that are outsourced from US to India indeed come back to US in a bigger magnitude.


Look at this simple example. Initially when the computers came to India in the 1980s people protested saying, if computers start doing stuff like accounting, automated data entry etc, then the Indians will be losing millions of jobs as India is a nation which rely on huge manpower. Did they lose? Yes. But at the same time alternate jobs got created in the form of computer programmers, hardware industry, software industry, computer operators, IT divisions, computer training institutes, computer lecturers etc!! So there was no real truth in the allegation that computers would create a massive job loss. Just the nature of the jobs changed, that was it.
Similarly, when it comes to US and European outsourcing to India, outsourcing enables the American companies to reduce their manufacturing costs. Reduced costs mean less expensive products and services at the same quality, which in turn means ability to enter even bigger growing markets like that of India.

Because of outsourcing more jobs were created in India, in turn this created a booming economy and an increased buying power in India, and this not only reduced manufacturing costs for American companies but also gave them access to a bigger market inside India since even Indians started buying American products because of their increased purchasing power! This in turn created more job opportunities within US too! A study conducted by Global Insight showed that in 2005 alone 257,042 net new jobs were created in US due to outsourcing! Look at the growing presence of american companies in the Indian market today.

Those who want to stop outsourcing should also stop their companies from entering the markets of India. Can they? :) While the entire American population is just over 300 million, in India just the number of youth who are below the age of 25 is over 550 million, and the country is growing younger day by day! Who is benefiting from the widening buyer base of this Indian youth? Of course companies from all over the world including US and Europe which are entering this market. Look at the growing number of American companies that are entering India every day. Automobiles, mobiles, retail, hardware, software, soft drinks, fast food, you name the sector and there are multinational companies in India in that sector. Doesn’t this simply mean more jobs in America and Europe too?

In a more positive slant, 28 percent of the surveyed companies said offshoring had allowed them to create new and better types of jobs in the U.S. According to a Wharton School participant in the study, job displacement related to offshoring accounts for a “relatively small proportion” of annual U.S. job turnover. So literally U.S citizens are not losing any of their jobs. It’s just the hot topic for the politicians to claim more votes.

Outsourcing doesn’t meant that going for cheaper rates. Well, there is a difference between being cheap and inexpensive. For instance, Chinese toys are cheap, but Indian IT services are inexpensive. When its cheap, the quality suffers, and when it is inexpensive it doesn’t. Obviously when Yahoo or Google outsource to India, they don’t want the quality of their products/services to suffer! Isn’t it?

Now we have another story rising that Bush started complaining (literally crying) about increase in food price is bcoz of Indian’s consuming healthy and nutritious food. It’s surprising that all the U.S presidents are always dumb fellows who doesn’t know about silly things and is not aware of all these facts, and this is same in the case of new presidential candidates too! For if you don’t understand the basics of today's global economy, then you are bound to spell disaster on your own economy. Imagine Indian general public starting to say that they want US companies out of Indian markets!

Let’s come back to the job opportunities created directly by Indian companies in US. The Tata Group, Ranbaxy, Mahindra USA, Bharat Forge, ITC Kitchens, HCL America - all Indian companies, have created thousands of jobs in America! Tata Group alone employs over 5000 Americans! Ranbaxy is creating jobs in North Carolina, New Jersey and Florida. From Illinois alone the exports to India have more than doubled in the last four years creating more job opportunities in that state.

American firns like Federal Forge, Eight O'Clock Coffee etc that were on the verge of bankruptcy were saved by the Indian firms which acquired and revived them. What about these saved jobs by the Indian firms?

San Francisco-based McKinsey Global Institute, an independent research group with McKinsey & Co. reported that in 2002 alone, for every dollar spent on offshoring, US derived a value of $1.47. The report also said that "For every dollar of spend offshored, offshore service providers buy an additional five cents worth of goods and services from the US economy".

"If you deprive yourself of outsourcing and your competitors do not, you're putting yourself out of business." Just imagine that if US companies do not outsource, then their costs will be higher than that of companies from other countries which do outsourcing, which in turn means reduced market share for American companies, and then these other companies will also enter US and offer services and products at rates inexpensive compared to their American counterparts, and so finally even within America the American companies will be unable to compete. And then finally, along with an existing cry against outsourcing to India, there will also be a cry in US against allowing foreign companies into US market. In other words, a demand for total international isolation in terms of doing business!

So "What do you think would the American companies would opt for when the profits they earn by outsourcing to India is 20 times more than the profits earned by the tax breaks offered to them by the US government for not outsourcing to India? And also, where does the US government get the money from, to offer those tax breaks? Already US is the world's larger debtor with about $30000 per head on every American citizen!"

Similarly does the US policy of reducing the scale of outsourcing leads to job loss for Indian professionals? I say No again. The current situation seems like we are losing jobs. Wait for couple of months or a year and we'll rock again. If somebody thinks that today Indians are scared of losing jobs if outsourcing is stopped, well not really, for we have both our own big companies as well as bigger market. It’s the American and European companies that need access to the Indian markets. Already Indian companies are slowly reducing their dependency on american clients, so as to shield themselves from any possible US economic slowdown. U.S. companies account for three-quarters of India’s outsourcing business, leading Indian companies like Infosys and Wipro to expand their presence in other parts of the world as slowing economic conditions cause some U.S. clients to delay major IT projects. So either way scaling down of outsourcing or the recession in U.S doesn’t bother Indian firms over a large period of time.

So by this second, stick to the same firm and forgot about switchover, no matter you get only single digit hike or your project manager is arrogant or no good looking girls in the team :-)

I wonder why everyone is so much concerned, directly or indirectly about outsourcing and businesses from US. This is a chance for India to do something that it doesn’t ever need to depend on US economy to boost ours!

Let us imagine there is NO U.S....that’s it. Only those who think that we cant live without US business are concerned about it... Others simply don’t care now, because we know that its they who need us, and we have other multiple options too. Compared to the size of Indian population US is a very small market, they only consume like hell killing all natural resources and the planet along with it.

Friday, March 07, 2008

My New RoomMate ..!

அது என்னோடு வாழ்கிறது !
எனது ஒற்றை படுக்கையறையில் -
என்னோடு சேர்ந்து அதுவும் வாழ்கிறது ..!

இரவு மட்டும் வருகிறது,
எப்படித்தான் தெரிகிறதோ புரியவில்லை ...
சரியாக இரவு உணவருந்தும் நேரம் -
ஆஜராகிவிடுகிறது !

முதல் நாள் விரட்டினேன்,
இரண்டாம் நாளும் ...
மூன்றாவது நாள் -
கொஞ்சம் உணவு வைத்தேன்.
நான்காவது நாள் ,
எனது கைகால்கள்மேல் சவாரி செய்ய ஆரம்பித்தது ..
அடுத்த நாள் தலைமேல் நாட்டியம் ..!
கொஞ்சம் இடம்கொடுத்தால், திமிரைப்பாருங்கள்...
வார இறுதியில் - –எனது புதிய நண்பனைக்காணவில்லை !

திங்கள் வந்தது,
தலைவரும் வந்தார் ...
வாருங்கள் எலியாரே
விடுமுறைக்கு உறவினர் வீடு சென்று விட்டீரோ !

இப்பொழுதெல்லாம் அது அவன் ஆகிவிட்டது ...
எல்லாம் நெருங்கிய நண்பனாகிவிட்ட காரணம்தான் !

எலியார் வருவார்,
நேராக சமையலறையை பார்வையிடுவார்,
தட்டில் வைத்திருக்கும் உணவு கபளீரம் ஆகும்,
அடுத்தது கொஞ்சம் விளையாட்டு,
பிறகு என்னோடு கொஞ்சும் பேச்சு (கீச் கீச் சத்தம்தான்)

இப்பொழுதெல்லாம் எனது அறையில்,
இரவு முழுதும் –
பேச்சு சத்தம் கேட்பதாய் -
பக்கத்து அறைவாசிகள் சொல்ல ஆரம்பித்துவிட்டார்கள் !

சில நாட்கள்,
நடுச்சாமத்தில் வரும்,
இங்கும் அங்கும் ஓடும்,
ஜன்னல்களில் தலைகீழாய் நடைபயிலும்,
பாடகர் என்ற நினைப்பில் கீச் கீச் பாட்டுவேறு,
தீக்குச்சி எடுத்து கொஞ்சம் வாள்சன்டை,
அதீத குளிரினால் என் போர்வைக்குள் பதுக்கம் ...
ஒருவழியாக தூங்கப்போகும் தருணத்தில் ,
விரல் நகம் கடித்து, தூங்காதடா என்று மிரட்டல் வேறு ...
ம்ம்ம்..அதோடு அன்றைய தூக்கம் முடிந்தது
அடுத்த நாள் அலுவலகத்தில் கெட்டதூக்கம்தான் ..!

சில நாளில் கடுப்பாகி -
கொஞ்சம் தனிமையில் விடுகிறாயா எனக்கேட்டால் ,
எனது உள்ளங்கையில் உட்கார்ந்து -
“உனதன்பில் கட்டிப்போட்டுவிட்டாய் எனச்சொல்லும்”
ம்ம்ம்… நன்றாக பேசக்கற்றுகொண்டாய் -
என் குட்டைவால் நண்பனே !

அவன் என்னோடு வாழ்கிறான் !
எனது ஒற்றை படுக்கையறையில் -
என்னோடு சேர்ந்து அவனும் வாழ்கிறான் ..!

Thursday, February 28, 2008

What people think of India!

Recently i come across an article in rediff posted by a Desi living in Texas which states how the lack of information made people having wrong opinion about India. I felt the same over here. What people think about India is much more frightening. Surprisingly, many people out there do not know much about our country -- something that became evident that how outside world think about India and lack of history and information made them unaware about what actual India is?

I felt very disappointed about how others think about India and why we aren’t spreading the culture, tradition and good things about our nation. We not only came here to earn but also came as ambassadors of the most sacred nation in this world. It’s our duty to present our country’s good aspects to all the fellow Human beings of this planet.

There are just too many stereotypes about Indian people and about India. They think that,

India is poor. All Indians are Hindu. Indian roads are bad. People live on streets. Many Indian villages don’t have electricity. People see the videos and channels telecast online which depicted that the lives of people in India who were uneducated and under-nourished. Why don’t the media telecast good things about our country rather than always stick to poor things and make money by selling the bad info about the nation. It’s like selling your own **********.

Is India poor and bad? And the answer for this is a firm "No”. Although one can see poor people living on the streets, this was definitely not the case for everyone in India. India is full of smart and competent people who can rival the smartest in America and other nations. Not everyone in India is poor. There are many people who are very rich. India also has an influential middle class population. Poverty is more evident in India because it has one of the largest populations in the world (over 1 billion); if India had a lower population then it would probably have less poverty.

And some parts of India experience power outages often, but electricity is not a rare commodity. Even though India has power outages the government is coming up with ideas to solve that problem. New power plants, nuclear power plants and lot of initiatives were taken and implemented well. "India has invested a lot of money into generating renewable power. It currently ranks as the 3rd largest wind energy producer and is advancing in other renewable resources,”

All should know that there are so many talented people in IT, medicine, science, technology which is almost equal to the population of big countries!

India gave ‘Zero ‘to the world. Indian civilization is one of the ancient and modern civilizations. India is the land of origin of medicine, technology. If you tell me, don’t live with your history, then I can say that present India has much more talent than the past. India is the fastest growing economy (In the GDP analysis). When you take elite club of nations in all aspects, India will be a default name in that list. You know everything but wearing a sunglass will make you unaware of the sunlight!

There is no part of land in this planet left over without the foot steps of an Indian.

I found a great optimism and zest for life in current India. They say India is a failure -- day and night. But how can a billion people are doing the wrong thing? India can do it; we just need have more faith in ourselves... Imagine if a billion people have even a tiny bit of more faith in the country and themselves.. Miracles needn't be only in fairy tales. India is the youngest country in the average age of human population and all this youth power explodes in coming decades to make the country as a supreme power in all aspects. This is the reality going to happen and not a day dream or expectation.

I see many of my friends came here to U.S are planning to settle down here itself and simply telling the vague reasons like more money, comfort living, high technology etc etc. Why don’t you guys earn well come back to India and make your country the way you want to be. This is not a senti dialogue or a philosophical note. Be practical and accept the fact that you are making a big big mistake!

And I have to mention that, some people over here knew good aspects about India too. I myself hear many of them say “I want to go to India because it’s exotic and amazing”. They love our culture, tradition. Our hospitality, our growth. People here are addicted to Indian cuisines. They wonder about the young aspirants of India and etc etc…

So you too now make a list of what are the things that make you love her? India...?

Next time someone asks about India, make sure that you give right info and make them understood their views of India were wrong and they should envy us that we came from a great nation. Your friends might have wrong views of India, so ask them what they know about India and quickly clear up their confusion.

I want to remind you all that India is the country which Rules the World in Future and the future is not so far. And I will be so happy to tell that i live in the generation where India rules the world.

I am spreading the word out for our beloved country and join hands with me guys!

My Niece !

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Better late than Never...


Am back... itz been lonnnnng time, pen down my tots n d form of poemssss...nd especially for d Valentines Day...

Here goes.....Chck out d link : Valentine Poem's ...

nd az usual bear vyth me :-) :-)

~ Aryan
An opinionated kinda guy ....:-) :-) :-)

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Happy Valentines Day ...

To all Moi loved ones ...Mum, Dad, Sis, Niece , Frndzzz and Moi Innocent Pets ..!

A Special Wishes on tis special day.

hmm i would hv so happy whn i was thr near 2 u and wish you live in person... then definitely my card would be like this ...

For Papa my card might say "To the Best Papa on the Lake - the best Valentine catch for me," with a big fish on a hook or might have pictures of all star sports players, "Daddy You Are My Valentine Super Star." Mommy's might have a kitten hugging a heart, "You are my purr-fect Valentine." Grammie's might have teddy bears and hearts, "Teddy Bears Hugs from my Heart." For My sis, "To the Sweetest Sister in the world", with a pearl necklace (ofcourse i bought a pearl necklace). For moi Niece, card might say "For my Sweet little angel". For frndzzz "The essence of moi life" and a special card for my pets says "To the innocent lovers of this world"

@least u all feel virtually tat i have conveyed my wishes , though i'm not near to you now..!

Valentine Bears
Valentine Heart Lollipops
Valentine Chocolate Box
My Calendar

Pink for me and Blue for you

Friday, February 08, 2008

How Mood Ring Works?

Recently I have bought a new Mood Ring (as I hv lost some nd my frnds took few when I was in India - its avail in Dollars & Pounds). I was about to write How it works? But someway missed out and as my laptop s idle for couple of hours, plnd 2 text it before the cooling fan start grunting grrrrrrrrr…

The stone in a mood ring is either a hollow glass shell filled with thermotropic liquid crystals, or a clear glass stone sitting on top of a thin sheet of liquid crystals these liquid crystal molecules are very sensitive; they change position, or twist, according to changes in temperature. This change in molecular structure affects the wavelengths of light that are absorbed or reflected by the liquid crystals, resulting in an apparent change in the color of the stone.

The inside of the ring conducts heat from your finger to the liquid crystals in the "stone." The color green, which signifies "average" on the mood ring color scale, is calibrated to the surface temperature of a typical person, approximately 82 degrees Fahrenheit (28 degrees Celsius). If your surface temperature varies far enough from the norm, then the liquid crystals in the stone alter enough to cause a change in the color reflected. And if you take a mood ring off, it will normally change to black unless the ambient temperature is very high.

Take a look at the Mood Ring colors listed below, and what "mood" they represent. The colors are listed according to the change in temperature they represent, with dark blue being the warmest and black the coolest.
· Dark blue: Happy, romantic or passionate – Day dreaming ah :-)
· Blue / Light Purple: Calm /relaxed, sharp, witty. - You are a cool guy. I like it buddy!!!
· Blue-green: Somewhat relaxed. You’re feeling good and not much will get you down today! You think this info is amusing !!!
· Green: Normal or average – A little on Edge? Little edgy is ok? If everyone is stepping on your Toes, put on shoes!
· Amber: A little nervous or anxious – Things will get better. Its time for Comfort food. Cookies, Chips, Ice Cream! In small portions. Who will know? Keep Cookies in Cupboard, Ice Cream in Freezer. Be Philosophical :-).
· Gray: Very nervous or anxious
· Black: Stressed, tense or feeling harried – Count to 10! Go for a walk! Have a glimpse of your office Crush! This mood will pass! Just stay from me until it does :-)

However, the amount of thermotropic liquid crystals in a mood ring was so small that it couldn't measure with any amount of accuracy what your real mood was. You'd have to be really, really angry to get the stone to reflect your true body temperature. And also due to fluctuations in the manufacturing of the rings by various companies the above colors are not considered universal. It is also worth noting that variations between different people's bodily temperatures and the environmental influences on the thermotrophic crystals may make mood rings somewhat unreliable.

In the end, they were just a neat fad, and a kitschy piece of jewelry that was fun to wear.

Truly groovy…

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  • Is India ruling the Cricket World?

    At present, everyone says yes!!! And I love to hear these words.

    Cricket world is ruled by England & other countries over a long period of time. Asian countries were treated like underdogs and no favors have been done till now to improve the sport in this part of the world.

    The rise of India, Pakistan and Srilanka happened inside and they stood up by themselves without any help from outside world.

    Every time ICC treats the Asian countries in a bad manner and the players got punished without having clear evidence. But when it comes to other cricketing nations, players were allowed to do all sort of things other than playing cricket in right spirit (sledging, jellybean stories etc etc).
    That’s overdose now and let we make them to taste their own medicine.The Recent Sydney incident is a height of arrogance.

    We are the richest cricket board in the world and the ball won’t move without our bat. It’s time to dominate, its time to show we are Giant Dragons. Let BCCI won’t bother about others who complain it acting like a big brother. We heard a lot and its time to give back, with more interest rate :-).

    As peter roebuck says, India must stop being defensive.

    It has a mighty story to tell, a functioning democracy created from a chequered history, a nation built in a generation, temples and mosques sitting side by side in so many cities. Nor does its cricket history justify the comment made not long ago by a white opponent that "all Asian cricketers are f---ing cheats." Please can First World newspapers dust off all articles published between 1901 and 2001 deploring the manner in which Anglo-Saxon interests dominated the game?

    Suddenly India is ruling the roost and the boys are worried about monopolies and cultural hegemony. It is a bit late for that.

    You let the dragon to fire back. So feel the heat..! And I say tis is not enuf draggie …

    Tuesday, February 05, 2008

    A Good company to Pass Eternity ...

    It was yet another Freezing morning in Hartford. I was on my way to office, vyth layered dress up - Thermal wear+ Formal wearing + Woollen sweater & Jerkin as a top layer ... :-)
    I saw 2 extinguised cigarettes which are half buried on the trash sand on the street. It looks like 2 Human bodies buried next to each other in parallel. One day this will become true as a result of smoking. I was worried about those two souls.

    Didnt they knew about the worth of life...

    Didnt they knew abt the outcome of smokin...

    What about their families? Their future ...

    The cigar between the 2 fingers looks like fire of life , glowed with sacrifice. They were mercilessly quenched and leading to kinda suicide attempt ..!

    Tat puff of smoke at the max will give some warmth on a snowy day to kill the winter / tension. There is a life beyond the winter. You have summer, autumn, spring to enjoy guys.

    Dont you want to see colors of life?. Will they come out of illusion world !!!

    Trying my level best 2 tell all my frnds abt tis & it wud be gr888 to see @least a single soul listen to these words...

    And sometin to pen down in the form of poetic words ...

    Thursday, January 31, 2008

    Appeal 2 All ...

    I hv been overwhelmed by the faithful following my poems have.

    From people who praise my poems frm Tamil 2 Hindi (tx 4 askng ur frnds 2 translate n2 ur mother tongue), people who comment about them even at prod release dates, people I am not in touch vyth otherwise, to people I have not met: friends of friends of friends and friends .As a mark of gratitude and affection for you people I would like to ask your opinion on what my next poem should be about. I will choose the topic that inspires me most, for there is no poetry vythout inspiration. Thankz.
    As Joe Fox's grandfather says..."On to the next"

    Friday, January 25, 2008

    Saluting Unsung Heroes.

    Wishing all my Fellow Citizens, a Happy & Memorable Republic Day.