Saturday, December 31, 2005
Advice on the Go...
- Ppl are getting jobless because of technology.
- Soon the computer will be able to replace the job of one guy.
- Once you are old, you will become redundant.
- The first 10 years of your life in a job will be secure; once your employer realises he will have to pay you more due to your experience, he will give you a kick.
- The world today believes in 'cheap and good'.
- Loyalty does not, and should not exist anymore.
Friday, December 30, 2005
Monday, December 26, 2005
2005ல் கோடம்பாக்கம் - Kollywood in 2005
விருச்சிக ராசி நெயர்கெளே...உங்களுக்கு ராசியான நிறம் பழுப்பு. I'm brown at heart? Does that mean I am old? Maybe I am matured. I have never thought I liked brown, but I have never hated it nevertheless. For those of you who would want to try out the colour test, to kill time go here... http://web.tickle.com/invite?test=1108&type=tReva, your true color is Brown!
You're brown, a credible, stable color that's reminiscent of fine wood, rich leather, and wistful melancholy. Most likely, you're a logical, practical person ruled more by your head than your heart. With your inquisitive mind and insatiable curiosity, you're probably a great problem solver. And you always gather all of the facts before coming to a timely, informed decision. Easily intrigued, you're constantly finding new ways to challenge your mind, whether it's by reading the newspaper, playing a trivia game, or composing a piece of music. Brown is an impartial, neutral color, which means you tend to see the difference between fact and opinion easily and are open to many points of view. Trustworthy and steady, you really are a brown at heart.
Air Travel? Does anybody look forward to it anymore?
Air Carriers go all out to woo India's babudom MUMBAI, DECEMBER 25: The recent circular by the finance ministry allowing government employees to travel on private airlines has opened up a new market for private airline carriers. Operators like Kingfisher Airlines, Jet Airways, Air Sahara are going all out to tap this Rs 800-crore plus market through various schemes. However, industry watchers say the government’s decision would have a detrimental effect on Indian Airlines. The airline presently commands a 30 per cent share in the market, which is falling steadily. Analysts expect the airline’s share to fall by a further 3 per cent due to this order - Indian Express, 26th December 2005When I was younger, and I needed to fly to Chennai, to visit my relatives in Mannargudi, I used to look forward to the travelling part... I would cross my fingers to get the window seat, and from the place take-off to landing, my eyes will never leave the window. I looked forward to the meals they served me too... hmmm how interesting to eat 1000s of feet above the ground? I liked to see the air stewardesses, all pretty and polished... I even liked it when my ears pop after the plane lands, and I will regret it when the flight trip ends. I don't think that is the case anymore. I dread air travel. The past few times I travelled on a plane, I didn't particularly enjoy it. In fact what i remember is just trying to shut the window and sleep off the trip, so that I will barely remember what happens in the plane. The meals in the flight? No way I am going to eat that... and somehow the air stewardesses getting you the meals seem to be getting much older by each flight, well atleast in Indian Airlines, because that is what I am travelling it frequently now. The space between seats is either getting smaller, or I am getting taller..but ppl will choose to believe the former. Oh and don't remind me of the budget airlines. Those are the worst things ever to be introduced. It is like living through a mini hell cell in air. Now the introduction of more budget carriers. I'd rather drive to India the next time. Maybe I should just quit complaining a pay more to get a better airline service.
Sunday, December 25, 2005
Farewell to Banumathi
Banumathi is the recipient of the Padmashri from the Indian government, three-time National award winner as best actress and the Andhra Pradesh Sahitya Academy award winner for her short stories, Dr Bhanumathi Ramakrishna is a truly multifaceted personality.
She made her debut in films in Varavikrayam (sale of bridegroom in Telugu). Known for being a singer-actress, Bhanumathi is adept in both Carnatic and Hindustani music. In 1953, she made her maiden directorial venture with Chandi Rani (made simultaneously in Tamil, Telugu and Hindi).
She made a comeback after her marriage, with Swargaseema (Telugu), which proved a hit all over South India. Her career as a music composer had begun by then.
information from http://www.chennaibest.com/
The most powerful earthquake in four decades -- magnitude 9 -- ripped apart the ocean floor off Indonesia's Sumatra island, displacing millions of tons of water and sending giant waves crashing into Indian Ocean coastlines from Malaysia to East Africa. At least 216,000 people were killed, according to an assessment of government and relief agency figures by The Associated Press. The United Nations puts the number at 223,000 or more.The true toll probably will never be known. Many bodies were lost at sea and in some cases the populations of places struck were not accurately recorded.Its been a year since we faced the attacks of the Tsunami. A year since one of the worst natural disasters the world has ever seen occured. Looking at the Tsunami affected places today, many are still mourning for their loved ones, many still waiting for aid, many still orphaned. Just when I was reading about this article, I remember another one that i recieved some time ago:
BANGKOK: Thailand's now iconic meteorologist, Dr Smith Dharmasaroja, who in Year 1998 predicted a killer tsunami would hit Thailand one day & was ignored, said S'pore & M'sia were also in danger from a future earthquake and tsunami. A big earthquake with a more northerly epicentre than the Dec 26 quake will generate a tsunami which will have a more direct route down to the Straits of Malacca, swamping S'pore and M'sia." during the month of december 05' and january 06'. "As the sea passage narrows, more water will build up and the wave will become bigger. S'pore is relatively low-lying & quite flat, and would be badly affected.So, tsunami in Singapore tomorrow? I am the least worried about it. I will just wait for Padagappa to come and save me. But in case I am not around tomorrow, Have a Great Holiday everyone and Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
Saturday, December 24, 2005
Padagappa (Boat Father)
Go-getters are often lonely, because the rest can't keep up with them. Along the way, they lose relatives and friends. But thats how it is. Their priorities are often different from others.I thought that was absolutely true. But is there anyway that success and relations can come together. Is there anyone who is really blessed with both?
Friday, December 23, 2005
To Think... or To Feel...
How True... I realise that I have been feeling alot these days. I was usually a thinker, and I used to ridicule those who feel. Feeling used to be something secondary for me. It was something that was illusional, and misleading. It was something that would mislead you. When I was a thinker, I used to be very happy, and carefree. Now, I still think, but sometimes I feel more, and so I feel more miserable. Feeling is human isn't it? Then why the pain? Which is the right thing to do? Think or Feel? Tell me it is the balance between the both, and I will ask you where to stop.Life is a comedy for those who think... and a tragedy for those who feel. ~ Horace Walpole
Wednesday, December 21, 2005
New Year Resolutions... Issit?
Sunday, December 18, 2005
Blue Morning Madam
Saturday, December 17, 2005
Murphy is my Guru
Thursday, December 15, 2005
Wednesday, December 14, 2005
"hey, how come u dint mention the safari in the background(behind paati).. thts one heck of a vehicle and tops the list of vehicles i am gonna be owning one day..."Anyway, here it is for you guys. I am not very well aware of Tata Safari, because it is quite non-existent in Singapore. I guess it is a good buy, because I was reading quite a few reviews after you guys were mentioning about it. This is one car, in which I have gotten pretty extremist views. Seems to be a pure angel for some, and just an irritating white elephant for some.
Tuesday, December 13, 2005
Friend Blogஅ ஊட்டி வளத்தா, தன் Blog தானா வளரும்...
To Eat or Not To Eat?
Sunday, December 11, 2005
Sexy (Messy) XP
Saturday, December 10, 2005
Delayed Flight Timing
Sunday, December 04, 2005
Reva's friend Vinod whom i got to know as soon as I arrived in Hyd is a gem of a guy. He had actually arrived earlier, and has been waiting for god know how long for us. He had gone back home after the long wait, but didn't mind coming back to fetch us from the airport when we finally arrived. He brought us to our hotel (Wah Taj in Abids Circle) safe and sound (Hotel courtesy of Prat kanna). Then he brought us to Jagdish market to get our Hutch cards for our contact.
Just when we thought things couldn't get any better, Teju comes along...another marvellous chap (again one of Reva's global friends). He brought us to dinner at Sree Abilasha Restaurant, which served authentic Hyderabadi Briyani(which in my opinion cannot be finished by one person, but ppl here think otherwise). Reva and I were stuffed after dinner. The spread included Chilli Chicken, Boneless Chicken Briyani, and Fried Leg Piece Briyani. Reva had Sweet Lassi which she attempted to drink with a straw, but failed miserably; I had lime soda, the safer option. At the end of dinner, Reva and I were getting ready to settle the bill, when Teju discreetly did that for us. We were so guilty by the end of the day.
To top things off, we had a unpaid escort in the form of Teju, riding beside our Auto in his fantastic bike all the way back to our hotel. All I can say is we owe him big time. Hope we can repay these nice ppl, in some way before we exit Hyd. Thats all for now"
Ok...you guys have heard what Dhinesh said.... he has stolen the words from me... All I can say is that we appreciate you guys. Prat kanna i miss you.. Naresh, waiting for your arrival. Gonna go exploring and shopping now, and later lunch at Black Pepper with Prat's uncle. Will blog more later. (There is no USB port here to upload my pics...for now)
Saturday, December 03, 2005
Friday, December 02, 2005
Thursday, December 01, 2005
Packing Not Done...
- Universal Plug
- Basic Clothes
- Basic Accessories
- Digital Camera (Video & Stills)
- MP3 Player, with some fav songs
- Books (Lonely Planet India survival, Telugu basics, Stephen Hawking)
- Gift items for my Hyderabad pals (Haven't decided)
- My sketch book