Monday, January 19, 2009

Back agen..(Hopefully)...

it's been a vearrryyy looooong looong time since i posted last or even read any blogs.... sudden turn of events in life... some unforeseen circumstances,some positive and the others not so for the positive have taken up all o my time these past two months... Hopefully (fingers crossed).. i should be able to write down regularly henceforth...!!!!!

It's always good to be back... It's like making a comeback i guess....!!!

Cheers....!!! Keep smiling...

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Interest..rather the Loss of sucks...

I dunno why.. but I've lost interest in work... I don't luv this job anymore.. Maybe it's time i get myself a change.. change of work.. change of atmosphere... Will a break work... i don't think so..

But why..? various reasons maybe... this job is no more challenging..neither physically nor intellectually... doesn't trouble my stupid brain anymore... the atmosphere here is gloomy.. Global recession... but my company is still doing well..though they are worst ever paymasters...maybe that's a reason..

Progress here is way too slow.. they always fall behind.. with me working at my pace.. i kinda work with the speed of thought flow.. these people come in a week.. no a month later... and to top all of it.. the management or the so called people who constitute the management have all gone insane... and way too much chaos around..

I need to go a long long way.... not this way... that's for sure.. I can't work like this anymore.. that passion.. that zest.. zeal to work here is no more there..

Am quitting..... Adios ....!!!!


Sunday, October 26, 2008

Happy Deepavali...!!!!

Just a couple of hours and it'll be yet another joyous day in India.... with the whole of the country getting together to celebrate the festival of Lights...
I don't quite understand the term "Diwali" which i guess is just a corrupted form of the word "Deepavali"...
Deepavali actually when split up is - deepasya aavali iti deepavali.. it actually in Sanskrit means a row/ pattern of lights...

Deepavali is one such day when our homes/lives is filled with goody goody stuff.... sweets.. new clothes.. crackers...near ones.. and sweet memories.... from the days i was a little kid till today.. i guess i have evolved with years....learnt with time and experience... and deepavali and the preparations onto deepavali teach you a lot...

I do not wish to take this post onto a sober note on a to- be beautiful day... ultimately what i feel is that deepavali is not just to light up our homes with diyas... it's more to light up or brighten somebody else's life every year.. year after year... how to get to that on a serious , full-fledged note.. i shall post some other time... but we can for sure contribute in small ways during these festivals..

Just to share somethings we can do on the run - up to deepavali...(at least i do)

1.Crackers are a total No- No.. i shall have nothing to do with child labour... crackers get in when there's not one single child involved in it's manufacture.

2.It's not just that we buy clothes only during deepavali.. we buy them all through the year..whenever we need them... But for deepavali, i've made it a point to buy atleast 1 Khadi shirt every year in support of the numerous SHG that manufacture them... that little amount i spend on one shirt goes to one small family and might feed them for just one day.. but still for them it counts so much.. and it's such a comfy wear for me every summer...

3.All the money i get from elders as aashirwaad during deepavali goes to support some noble cause... not necessarily for charity... Last year it went to "The trust".. lets see what happens this year...

4.A share of all savouries and sweets prepared in our home make their way to an old aged home nearby.. just to share our happiness with those elderly people deserted by their well -to-do sons and daughters...

5.The ration shops or the (UN)Fair price shops as they are called in Tamilnadu.. sell a lot of stuff... rice,sugar,wheat,palm oil,all kinds of dal,wheat flour,rava,jeera and what not.. We do not buy all of these..just the rice and sugar suffices our needs.. but since all the items are available at a much cheaper price than with other grocers, we make it a point to buy all of them and donate them away to whoever needs them.. out watchman .. servant maid... or just anybody..

I know these are very small things to me or us rather... but for others it makes such a huge difference in the way it helps them celebrate the festival.. for some others it may just give them a day's lively hood.. i don't even know if it will.. but still i wish , hope and pray it reaches out to someone in a small way... at least.... and that what Deepavali is all about.... making the world a better place to live .... bringing a smile onto people's faces...!!!! Lightening somebody's life...!!

Happy Deepavali..... Deepavali Nal-Vaazhthukkal.....!!!!


Thursday, October 23, 2008

Got an Attitude... carry it off....

It was raining heavily out here in chennai yesterday.. and it still is... yesterday it was quite a heavy downpour.. i was stuck at this friend's place of mine and both of us were forced to take a bus to this place called "adayar" for some work...

so we got into this bus... buses in chennai have seats demarcated for men and women separately.. i guess it's the same everywhere.. so all seats in the men's side were taken.. and as there were no women standees, us and a couple of other males sat down on the women's section.. and in totality the bus was like exactly full... no vacant seats.. and nobody standing..

at an intermediate stop, two middle aged ladies boarded the bus.. we got up to offer them the seat before they could ask for.. for which they said they were comfortable standing... one of them gave us her bag to hold it for her.. so we were seated again...

so at the next stop , a girl.. she must have been in her late teens i guess... a college goer maybe.. even as the bus approached the stop.. she was staring at me and my friend.. so did it seem to both of us... her glare was something like.." you guys are using up the Ladies seat"...

so when she got into the bus.. both of us got up to give her the seat .. even as we were getting up.. this girl said//"ladies seat"....

we gave her her seat which was her birthright i know.. and we got the glare of our lifetimes in return... for having been seated in "her" seat till then.. we gave the other lady's bag back to them... they requested this girl to hold it for them..... and this girl retorted back.." not my bag"... and that was not very polite too i guess..

who cares and my buddy were standing and chatting away on something else... the thing about bus conductors in chennai is that you need to go to them to buy yourself a ticket... conductors don't come to you..

So this girl took out a Rs.10 note, handing it over to the conductor, near whom we were standing.. and said "one velachery"...

now the funny part is velacherry was in the direction right opposite to where this bus would go... it's like a T junction where you take a left to adayar and a right to she was obviously in the wrong bus... the conductor said.." velachery pogadu ma".. meaning this bus doesn't go to velacherry...

she said" one checkpost then"... i giggled... everyone around was giggling... [ checkpost was a place enroute velacherry and was nowhere in the route of this bus again..!!]the conductor shouted back..." do you even know where this bus is going... you get into the bus at 7 in the morning and make my life hell,, this is 21 G "..

This was enough to feed words into my mouth... I commented generically.."bus la earum pozhudu... board ah pathu earanum.. ladies seat la yaaru ukkandirukkanu pathu eara koodadhu..." ... which transliterates as.. " board a bus looking at the board.. not looking at who's occupying the ladies seat"...

Everybody in the bus laughed... passengers , conductor and all... though i felt sorry for this poor girl who got onto a wrong bus on one hellova nasty rainy day... i know how tough it is ...

but if you've got this kind of an attitude... better learn to carry it off....!!!

and this girl was gotten out of the bus mid-way by the conductor... maybe she learnt her lesson the hard way..!!/


Thursday, October 16, 2008

cooked up..!!!.. covered up..?????

4 college students were playing late into the night and didn't
study for a test which was scheduled for the next day.

In the morning they made a plan. They made themselves look as dirty with grease and dirt. They then went up to the Dean and said that they had gone out to a wedding the previous night and on their return the tyre of their car burst and they had to push the car all the way back and that they were in no condition to appear for the test.

So the Dean said they could have the re-test after 3 days. They thanked him and said they would be ready by that time.

On the day of the test they appeared before the Dean. The Dean said that as this
was a Special Condition Test, all four were required to sit in separate
classrooms for the test. They agreed as they had prepared well the
previous 3 days.

The Test consisted of 2 questions with a total of 100 Marks.

And the questions were.....

Q.1. Your Name........ ......... ......... (2 MARKS)

Q.2.. which tyre burst? (98 MARKS)
a) Front Left
b) Front Right
c) Rear Left
d) Rear Right.....!! !

True story from IIT Bombay ...Batch 1992

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