It takes a wonderful brain and exquisite senses to produce a few stupid ideas

Yesterday, I was thinking back my days as kid. I remembered few of my interpretations and ideas.

1. When I watched TV I thought people became small, and got into the television box. Many times I wondered how they got in and left without being seen.

2. When I watched movies in theaters, I was fascinated by the way the actors changed the dresses frequently. Suddenly in pink, red, green etc... I was thinking they wore dresses one above the other and just pulled off one by one.

3. In my fourth/fifth class, when word problems were taught, I made an interpretation like this:
a. 1 cup of rice takes 20 mins to cook
b. So, 1 rice should take very very less time. But when is boiled 1 rice in my small petty vessels, it never cooked. :(

4. I forgot to add this so updating: In school, remember we used to have poems and there will be questions about author. So for a long time i had been thinking that "About the author" at the end of the poetry is written by the author itself. So in my diary I have written few about myself. ;)

These are few of them. But there were thousands of such interpretations and ideas. They are really stupid and ignorant but surely brought a smile when I think back now. The adage is indeed very true: “It takes a wonderful brain and exquisite senses to produce a few stupid ideas”.

Post few of your stupid interpretations and lets all smile :)


My Dasvidanya

Yesterday night I got to watch "Dasvidanya" movie. After watching the movie I was framing my 10 "to do" list before I die. I couldnt restrict to only 10 "to do". My list was never ending as always. So I decided to prioritize the top 10 and that is:
1. A trip to New Zealand with my family
2. Play with my youngest cousin dakshin as much as possible
3. Stay for a week at my grandma's house in the country side. She had been calling me home for a long time and I never get enough leaves to stay.
4. A walk in my college and hostel with friends especially Sugi, Dhivya, TU, Saranya, Chittu, Vaish, Poorni. This is to cherish the beautiful days we spent.
5. A party in my school with all my school friends. Its very long i saw many of them.
6. Buy a expensive designer salwar
7. Help my mom setup her gym. This is also a long pending task
8. Learn car driving. There is a long straight road between Mettupalayam and Kotagiri just before climbing the mountain. I want to drive in that road (speed driving ;))
9. Collect all my photos from childhood. Frame it and hang them in my room. (Mom wouldnt let me do that so)
10. Will enjoy all my favorite food items ;).


Can we really be jobless??

Everyday morning when we get up, especially after a weekend/holiday, the first thought that crosses our mind is "God! Why do I have to work/study? Why did you make a world where we working/studying is the prime concern? Why can't these holidays/weekends never end?". However, we image our manager's sarcastic question or our parent's in HOD office and pull our self out of the cosy bed and make our way to the hell (as we imagine).

As the day passes we get along with the work. Later, when work frustrates, we ping friends for coffee and find a table in the corner of the cafe and then starts the endless "ifs" and "buts". "If I don't have to work, I will be never out of my bed". "If there was a world without the need for money, it ll be heaven but the loans". Finally We all want to be jobless.

Is it really possible to be jobless??

Imagine we are in office without any task or in a free pool. For a while we will be on cloud nine. We enjoy checking the forwarded mails, chatting with friends, browsing /downloading songs etc.. Once we have checked all the mails, pinged all the friends and at a point we don't have a way to kill time, our frustration starts again. Why can't they give me some useful work? Why do I have to be in the free pool in spite of my good performance? This is how it is. Being jobless kills a person more than being loaded with work. The prime aim of the life "killing time" becomes literally impossible.

So wanting to be jobless is normal, put being jobless is impossible


Trauma - Mumbai 26/11

After 60 hours of gun fighting peace had come in for Mumbai. Can we really call it “Peace”? I don’t think so. It’s just the END OF THE GAME of the few terrorists who have made millions of people glued to the television sets to witness their operation succeed. It’s indeed a victory for them. They have caught the attention of millions of people around the globe. As the media call it, it is India’s 9/11 indeed. But not the only 9/11, we have had such 9/11 a number of times already: Parliament was attached, blast in Hyderabad, Bangalore, Jaipur , Ahmadabad and many more to add to the list. Were we letting the terrorist practise terror? As one of the foreign news channel pointed out, India is an easy target. TAJ is a prestigious hotel and it accommodates many VIP’s from different places of world. An easy target plus thousands of VIPs is an icing on the cake for the terrorists. We are once again reminded that we are not in a safe place. We are in the edges of the terror and the new pattern of terror is horrifying.

It is time the politicians stop the blaming game/politics and start doing something to make India a little safer. Hyderabad is always been another target of terror. In the past 64 hours, when Mumbai is been terrorized, I have not noticed any security measure taken in Hyderabad which is pointed out as the next target by the arrested terrorist. It is time that the government and police realize that terrorist don’t give invitations or choose the same out dates to attack. Our government allocates heavy budgets for national security. Then why are we still not having advanced arms? Shouldn’t by now a task force setup to start the investigation of the escaped terrorists? When the terrorist who have plotted Parliament attack, a national shame, is given a second thought of whether to should be hanged/not, we cannot expect more. So everyone reading this get accustomed to the fact that we are not very far from terror and terror is now a part and parcel of our lives.

A moment of silence for the 2 commandos and 16 policemen killed fighting the terror. Salute to the marine force, commandos and the policemen who have fought the terror. Hats off for TAJ hotel staffs, you were the real angels. And every unsung hero who has been the part of fighting terror.

Let all the souls rest in peace!!!

And let’s wake up to the reality of terror!!!


Music, Band and Ooh lalala

Music is essence of life. As in a comedy scene, Music is everywhere. It’s in the child’s cry and in the furious thunder. I am not a singer/instrumentalist. Frankly, I can say I am a bad bathroom singer. I don’t have the understanding of raagas/pitches. My singing is cacophonous, monotonous and literally like a speech. But I have always been a sincere and great audience. I have enjoyed music and lyrics at all times.

Recently I was having a discussion with my friend about the Airtel Super Singer show that was coming in Vijay TV (A Tamil Channel). He told me about his favourite music show Ooh Lalala that was broadcasted in SUN TV in 2007 July. Unfortunately, I didn’t have the opportunity to watch the program. So, he took the pain of googling and finding me the online episodes of the show.

I was dying to watch it coz it was judged by the legend AR Rehman himself. Once I watched the first episode, I was shocked, coz I never knew there were so many bands in TN and so many youngsters with such excellent talents.
 And also I was able to identify many faces. Some of them were people from college and few from various other musical shows. Few faces from my college:

In Episode 3/4 – Band “Oxygen’s” Lead singer Vijay Krishnan was in our college troop

In Episode 3/4 – Band “Innovacious’s” Lead singer Pavithra was also in our college troop

In Episode 5 – Band “Tech Music” It’s our college troop

Here is the links for the episodes:  People who missed the show can enjoy.

Ghajini -- Talk of the town!!!

Its Ghajini fever everywhere!!! I have watched Ghajini atleast a hundred times in Tamil. Its my favourite movie. The romantic part of the movie is very cute and funny. Surya, my favourite star, acted too good with Asin stealing the lime light with her role and performance. Ghajini in Hindi is due for Dec. No doubt that Aamir must have done a brilliant performance. Looking at the promo's and expectations, movie could rock the box office. I am dying to watch the movie. There are fews reasons
1. AR Rehman and Aamir form a gr8 combo
2. Aamir's performance
3. Its after all the remake of my favourite hero's movie

Watch Ghajini Tamil Promo:
Watch Ghajini Hindi Promo :


Unsatisfied software industry

It was an occasion in which few friends part of software industry got together to celebrate their 1 year of service. Everyone was excited to catch up with each other the 1 year experience. Comfortably seated in restaurant, the discussion started. A very studious girl from a MNC company asked in a peculiar group discussion style, “how was the past 1 year experience as a techie?” The tall, handsome and witty guy from a bulk service based company teased her “Here we go??” After a little laughter and joking, suddenly one absolute nerd said “I am dying. It was the most boring year of my life. I expected I will be doing some good work. But it turned out that our projects in college are far better than the one I do”. Quickly agreeing to the point a QA engineer added, “I am just testing the same product day after day. There is no improvement in the product/work”. A geek girl next to him opposed saying “I like the job. I get to implement codes that I see people using just before my eyes.” Another guy working in the same company as her mocked “I know what you do!!! I test the code you implement. It’s completely filled with bugs “. Then they all fell into an argument on Developer/QA. The studious girl brought order to the situation and asked another perfect question, “How many of you are satisfied with the job you do??” There was absolute silence. The witty guy asked the geek girl, “You sounded like you are very satisfied.” She answered, “Yeah!!! I like my work. But the pay and the work environment are bad. It’s just work we do. Daily going to office writing code and coming back is boring. And in addition there is a lot of favorism” Then the discussion drifted towards the work environment, lack of interactions in the team and team outings. This time it was the nerd, “What about the transport, food and other facilities??” There were comments from all over the table. One said that the food in their cafeteria is very oily and spicy. Another said it was too much to eat. There were a long list of complains. So finally the deserts had arrived and they made the final conclusion “No one is happy with the work we do or the work environment”.
These are not just few friends from some software industry discussing their experience. This is a common discussion in every coffee room in a software company. Everyone is unsatisfied. Being unsatisfied in a software company is become a fashion/tagline. Why is it so?? Doing repetitive work is around everywhere for instance, a teacher, a clerk, a driver. Favorism, work environment, bad work, lack of facilities is not just with software industry. Then why are we so unsatisfied?? May be software induces a lot of EXPECTATIONS or I am not in any of the other profession to know its circumstances.


PS I Love You 1

Hi All,

First, please lemme know the first thought that crossed our mind seeing such a title. I had 2 reasons for choosing this title. One, I was curious to know how many people will turn to read my blog if I have such cheesy titles. My blog hit count was 184 before I posted this one. Scroll to end of the page to check out how many hits I have now. Two, I wanted to increase the blog hit count [:D] .

Ok, coming to the purpose of this blog. This is about the book I read today P.S. I Love you By Cecelia Ahern. Lemme start with how this book fell into my hands. It was a Monday and it alos happened to be my friend’s wedding. I was returning from the marriage. I was not quite well that day and unfortunately I couldn’t get a seat in the bus while returning home and I stood 3 hours holding an enormous luggage which tumbled for every single brake. Finally, I made it to the airport looking like I was in a furnace. And not to be surprised, I noticed all the well dressed people around me giving awkward looks. So, I left my enormous luggage near a chair and stepped into the rest room. I returned leisurely since I was too early for the flight, I found few police men staring at the luggage I have deserted. So you can imagine what must have happened, shunting and advice from everyone around for being so irresponsible.

I was too tired and thought its better I start reading something to divert my attention from people who are still staring at me. So, I stepped into the book store to find some good fiction/thriller which will keep me busy. Browsing around, I caught the sight of a very handsome man on the cover of a book and the title said PS I Love You. I first thought it must be just another romantic/fairy tale type book with a very handsome guy with everything perfect and a beautiful girl who is never able to decide whether she is in love with him or not. When I read the snippet, I felt it’s not just another romantic novel. After a little battle to buy it or not, I decided I will give it a shot. When I was out of the shop it was time to head towards security check. I stood in the queue with the book in hand so that I can start reading once I am done with the security check. Suddenly a foreign lady behind me said something. Since I was lost in thoughts I didn’t hear her. She repeated understanding the confused look in my face. She said “it’s an excellent book. But very sad. I cried for every chapter.” I was speechless coz how often you find a foreign lady telling you she cried and also I am not a very comfortable person talking to strangers even in my mother tongue. I gave her a broad smile and replied “Thank you”. Later I thought why the hell I thanked her. Thankfully, she was kind enough not to burst out laughing. In the flight I took a comfortable seat near the window and started reading the booking. After a little while, an old man in late fifties took the aisle seat next to me. He gave a warm friendly smile and sat fastening his seat belt. His next glance fell on the front page of the book and he gave me a look like “What kind of books this young generation read”. I had enough humiliation for the day. So, I closed the book took the magazine in front of me. The whole week passed and I just read few pages now and then. Finally on Sunday, as usual I was totally jobless and started reading the book.

It’s not just another romantic novel. It’s a very emotional novel about a girl fighting to recover from the sorrow of her husband death with the help of her friends, family and an envelope from her husband. It’s a very touchy novel. I cried every now and then. There was one more reason why I cried when I read the novel. Because I have seen one of my friend struggling to recover after her father passed away. Though I understood how difficult it was for her. I have acted like a jerk many times. I just wanted to say sorry for that. I didn’t intend to act so. I wanted to help her. And I was too stupid not to understand that I must have hurt you. Sorry!

Hey people, I know it’s difficult to digest but one day or other we will all come across a situation when our near/dear might lose someone special in their life. We all understand how difficult it for them. And we will surely want to help them out. So, people like me who don’t know how to handle such situation read the book. It will help. You might think I am over reacting. But, realizing that you have acted like a jerk instead of helping them, make you more awful and guilty.

Ok, enough of emotions. Please post your comments on the first thought of the blog title. I am planning to have an iterative blog here .So PS I Love You 2 will be the compilation of those first thoughts. So help me keep blogging.

In case, you wanna read it. I have a pdf with me and this the esnip link,-Cecelia.-PS-I-Love-You


Varanam aayiram review

If I am a critic I ll give the movie 3 ½ stars. Movie is worth watching. It has mirrored various stages of the life. Movie is not for mass. It is a story of a life time, beautiful like a melody. People expecting dance drama can stay away. Songs drag the movie a little and it has a lot of English dialogs. As one of my friend said it's a movie for Class A audience. Hats off to Surya for his brilliant performance and the difference he has shown in every getup. Surya has taken more Avathar than Dasavatharam. Die hard Surya fans will love it. Enjoy the movie and walk the journey.


Effect of MBA on me!!!

My first introduction to MBA was at my 2nd grade in school. My dad was pursuing his MBA by distance learning. I was too little to understand what MBA is really. But s

ince my dad had an MBA to his qualification, I wanted in mine too. During my under graduation, I had a management paper. The lecturer for the paper was a pro in it. When he lectured about various companies/CEO, I imagined myself as the CEO/Board of directors/the person in the case study. I made decisions, discussed the problem, brought new changes etc.. That is when I really understood what a MBA graduate do?

After few months in my first job, I understood it will take years to do any real managerial task and I didn’t find any little scope for my CEO dreams. So I decided to pursue an MBA, a short cut for my dream was the intention ;). I enrolled for the CAT coaching. First few days were just lecturers on Management schools, their exams and selection procedures. I was instructed to read newspaper daily, books from various genres, vocabulary building, etc... Newspaper was never been my game. I always preferred reading the news that appears in the scroll bar. Slowly, I forced myself to read newspaper. Within a few weeks, I was loving newspaper [Not the one with gossips and pictures ;)]. Reading what is happening around the world and analysing different issues was interesting. In school I read Nancy Drew, Famous five, etc...

And in college it had been always Sydney Sheldon and harry potter. Now, I experimented with many new genres like Philosophy, biography, comedy, adventure so on and so forth. I was able to notice that there is a lot of change in me. My reading habit has changed. I have started looking at things from a broader scope. I started listening to business news, hearing stock market updates, judge laws passed. I just loved it all.

As I was struggling to cope up my verbal, quantitative and other skills, personal issues popped and I had to quit from CAT preparation and pursue MBA. I am not worried that I couldn’t appear for CAT/become an MBA in the near future. I am happy the way MBA has transformed my life. It has exposed me to a bigger world and had given me a new approach to life. If not an business manager/event manager/ marketing manager, I can always be a home manager ;). Love u MBA and thank u MBA [:D].


Power Cuts!!! Hope its not too late...

Recently when I was reading one of the local newspaper, I came across a news about Ashok Leyland cutting the number of working days. One of the reason was due to the power shortage in Tamil Nadu. And another news focused on the reduced production in Thirupur Textile mills due to power shortage. Surprisingly, I didn't see any good step been taken towards overcoming this shortage. Everyone are busy giving statements, getting arrested and released for the never ending War in Sri Lanka.
It is high time something is done about the power shortage. With the financial crisis and market tumbling ever now and then, power shortage must not add up for the layoffs and production cuts happening everywhere. Inflation has already raised the prices heavily. A pink slip at this stage is very dangerous for any person.
Hope actors/actress and others who are fighting for Tamils in Sri Lanka will look into Tamils in Tamil Nadu before its too late.


Overcoming my Cooking Nightmare

Cooking has always scared me. When I was in my 8th class, my aunts and others used to give me lectures on "How cooking is important for a girl" and all. I hated cooking in every way. When I grew a little older in my college days, I used to boost saying the one food I can prepare is instant noodles/boil water. Even though i tried few special menus now and then, or helped my mom slate onions, I never observed whats in it. Advising me to cook was screaming in deaf ears.

Days Passed on. Due to various reasons, I had to move to a house with my friends. Initially we had no problem
coz we had a girl who cooked. One fine day, I was alone at home and there was no breakfast. I was really hungry and there was no instant noodles. I had to cook something. I called my mom asked her menu to prepare "kichidi". With burns and cuts, I managed to cook something that looked very much like kichidi. First I tasted a little, hmmm the salt and spice was correct. But the kichidi was like a paste. With rats crawling in my stomach, I had not other go. So I swallowed the kichidi paste. That was my terrible first cooking experience.

Then gradually I started looking into what is being done, what I have done wrong. Cooking is not a nightmare anymore. Now I make fun saying "Cooking is all about slating onions ;)".

I have started adapting cooking as my relaxation mechanism. When I am irritated, I go into the kitchen and try out dish. It helps me unjam my mind. Cooking is just slating onions and a
therapy to me :D.


Whats Cool in Google Chrome!!!

The Google Chrome is out. You can download and install from
So whats
cool about Google Chrome..
1. Its fast.
Firefox takes about 10 -2 0 sec to open the browser. Chrome is there in 2 sec.
2. The Memory Usage is less compared to
Firefox or IE. I opened 3 tabs in both Chrome and Firefox. Firefox was consuming around 45000K, Chrome did the same in 30000K. Cool..
3. Checkout the Task Manager once again.
Firefox shows only a single process for all the tabs but chrome shows different processes. So when a tab hangs you don't have to kill all the other tabs.
4. Download is good. It pops up a small frame in the bottom of the page showing the download information. You can also
check out all the download you have done. Click on " Customize and control Google Chrome icon" and then the Download, a separate tab opens showing the all the download.
5. The home page if not set to anything else is the page showing Most visited page. This is a very helpful feature.
6. Did you check out the "Find on the Page" Option? On click this. It pops out a small text box with up and down arrow in the top right corner. Looks great!!. Its adopted from
firefox but the location of the textbox is convenient. As in firefox you dont have to come all the way down just to enter few text.
7. The feature excited me was "Create Application ShortCut". I opened in a tab and Clicked on "Create Application ShortCut" and checked on the Desktop checkbox. Whooah.. I saw a shortcut with wiki logo. Cool isn't it!!!
8. The "New incognito window" feature is awesome for privacy. It doesnt store any cookie or history of the sites we open in the incognito window.

Google Chrome has got some cool features but still enhancement is required. It cannot open a pdf page. Sites like itself is not working.
I will recommend Google Chrome for sites which has less scripts and flash. Best for frequently surfed sites.


Mission GM diet

Hmmm.. I had gained a lot of pounds in the past few months and it was high time I reduce. Gym was my first thought but when I hit the gym I start eating more :( So I was looking for an alternative. That was when GM diet was in the air.

GM diet!!! Hmmm.. Diet plans generally have names like low-fat diet, fruit diet, protein diet etc… GM diet is quiet a strange name. GM diet is a diet plan framed for employees and dependents of General Motors, Inc. Checkout the webpage: The eye-catcher was “10-17 lbs per week”. Khool!!! Also check out the research and test information. So we have US Department of Agriculture and the Food and Drug Administration with the program.

My diet started on 25th August. I checked my weight before I started. I extended my diet by a day (little experiment). And the result is “it worked”. I have reduced 4 Kg. I feel my lighter now. So I thought I will share with you few tips and practices that might help you.

Day 1: I ate whenever I felt like eating. I started with two apples and then melons for the rest of the day. Dinner was a whole papaya. There is no limit for the amount of fruits we eat. Eat as much as possible. You will have a lot of craving today which is naturally. My advice is not to eat melon for dinner. Melon digests very soon.

Day 2: As in the page above I started the day with potatoes. Rest of the day was raw carrots and beet roots. Frankly day 2 is killing at least for me, I prefer vegetables fried. For dinner I had a bowl of boiled bottle guard. You will feel stronger today.

Day 3: Start and end the day with vegetables. You won’t fell tired. Courage is more important today. Most of my friends quit the diet on the day 3.

Day 4: Start the day with a glass of milk and eat only 8 big bananas. You won’t have the craving today. Your body is now adjusted to the diet. Following days will be easier.

Day 5: Today and tomorrow you will burn a lot of fat. For people who don't eat beef and for vegetarians, beef is a Class 1 or Primary protein. So you can substitute Vegetarian Class 1 Protein for beef. When I googled, I found Soya beans, Egg white, Paneer/Tofu and Leafy vegetable are class 1 proteins. For non-vegetarians, tuna fish, chicken can be substituted. I started a day with Soya crunches cooked in tomatoes and salt, then three boiled eggs white, later tofu cooked in palak(leafy vegetable) and dinner a few more boiled egg white. Paneer/Tofu sounds high fat, but the fact is protein needs fat for digestion. Since we don't eat any fat today, protein takes the fat from the body for digestion. Hence your fat is burnt today. Don't worry about the 12 glasses of water. The proteins will keep you tasty all the day long.

Day 6: Follow the Class 1 protein as day 5 with vegetables. Eat as much as possible. Eating more protein will burn more fat. So you can are on feast. My advice is avoiding oil on day 5 and day 6.

Day 7: Eat brown rice, vegetables and fruit juices. You are preparing the system back to your normal diet.

Check your weight. You can jump now. :D

I came across few WebPages which has substituted roti and dal on 5th and 6th day of the diet. From the analysis I did, I think it's a wrong practice. Roti and dal has a lots of carobs and surely not a substitute for beef.

Try GM diet and feel lighter. All it needs is a little courage and patience.


Dementor's Kiss

Any Harry potter fan will be familiar about Dementor's Kiss. For others:

The Dementors are soulless creatures considered to be among the foulest beasts on Earth. They are soul-sucking fiends who guard the wizard prison. Dementors can perform the Dementor's Kiss, where the Dementor latches its mouth onto a victim's and sucks out the person's
soul. The victim is left as an empty shell, incapable of thought and with no possibility of recovery. It is believed that existing after a Dementor's Kiss is worse than death.

How do these authors create such characters?? Does it really exist??

I was able to correlate this Dementor’s Kiss as:

As one excellent quote says -

"Without leaps of imagination, or dreaming, we lose the excitement of possibilities. Dreaming, after all, is a form of planning."

Dream is something like oxygen to the purpose of life.. Dreamers are the achievers.. Dream is a mirror to the subconscious mind. We imagine what we wanna do.. how it can be done.. How to fight it..

When we work towards the dream miles look like a few centimeters. Every battle we win looks so small. It keeps us moving. Makes life interesting and enjoyable..

Imagine suddenly the dream is taken away.. Oxygen out of life.. We have no purpose to live. We can feel the leap in the heart. A big gravitation hole is formed. Everything we see or do, mocks the lost dream.. The hole absorbs everything. Happiness, joy, the charm. We are left with nothing. Just Like the Dementor’s Kiss


MTV --> On the Job 2

MTV's On the Job is one of the best reality show!!! Though MTV comes up with shows like Splitsvilla.. Roadies.. Youngistan.. etc.. etc.. which are intended to educate the youth.. But I wonder how??

On the Job is just outstanding. The show is very provocative. Its a gr8 opportunity for the participants. The prize i.e. the internship is better than cash prize. A very opt prize.

It influences the viewers too. When a challenge is given, we just dont sit and watch. We start framing and modeling our ideas. We observe the participants. We try to find the mistakes they do. We get inputs from the judges who are already an expertise in the field. It might not help us in the daily life. But it makes us think!!! Very few television programs does this.

So hands off to the person who came up with the idea..

What can be added?? A little information about how the participants got to the job. Where are the course available if any?? Wats the skill set required?? This will be gr8 for anyone who is interested in the field and lack information!!!


On the way to my village!!!

Every summer vacation my family spent few days in my native place.. It is a small, beautiful village.. At the age of 8, I loved the place.. I and my bro waited for the exams to get over so that we can run in the fields.. Dive into the pool (the well).. Get the spl treatment "The KIDS from City".. It was 8 hours from my house.. Then there was no proper buses from the nearest town.. We planned accordingly. We started in odd times so that we reach the city on time to catch the earliest bus.. The ride in the bus was bumpy, more like a roller roaster, narrow roads, ups and downs.. Still we loved it all.. The bus stopped a mile away from my grandpa's house.. My dad's cousins brought cycles to take me and my brother.. During the rides on the cycle, we crossed farm lands.. The farm lands were mostly corn fields waiting to be cut down since the monsoon was a few weeks away.. The workers sang, enjoyed cutting down the corn, ploughed the fields.. It was a very beautiful sight to see..

We got up early in the morning, my grandma swept the floor, made rangoli, cooked breakfast.. Grandpa will listen to the news on radio [That was the time when there was no much TV.. Though we had TV with only doordarshan at home.. TV haven't reach the village then].. All the villagers got ready for work so early.. At 7 AM every pathway was filled with people going for work.. Some had their plough.. Some on cycles n carts carrying their products like pots, clothes to the nearby towns to sell.. Most teens transformed to shepherds before school.. It was amazing to see everyone so active early in the morning.. In the evening, we went to my great grandpa's farm.. There was a huge tank.. We bathed in the pumpsets.. My dad taught us swimming in the well.. There were no float tubes.. We tied a dried out vegetable [not sure which one] round us and my dad would throws us in the well.. Initially we were very scared.. but the naturally made floats helped us from drowning.. The summer festival in the local temple was another beautiful sight.. All the sons and daughters who lived outside the village came to attend the festival.. Though there was less crackers and shops compared to that of now.. It was awesome.. To conclude village then had good vegetation.. wells with water.. people busy with work.. festive and charming..

Years passed.. At the age of 12.. We didnt enjoy the village as we did at the age of 8.. We reached our village much earlier.. Now it took only 6 hours.. There were frequent buses.. The buses dropped us near grandpa's house.. The fields through which we rode in cycle had less farming.. Lands have become schools, shops etc.. The wells were we learn t to swim had only foot level of water.. The early morning was not the same sight.. People have become old and lazy.. Since farms had poor yield, many people were in debts. So, the charm and brightness had vanished.. Things had changed.. The place became boring for us too..

Though in the following years we had few short visits, we didnt notice the change in the village.. We were too busy to watch it.. Exams.. marks.. placements had captured our minds totally.. Finally I was recruited.. I was on the way to my village to inform my grandparents about the job and get their blessings.. We are able to afford a car now, our standard of living has improve. The ride is only half the time. The cool breeze from the corn fields is now the smokes from the industries. The corn fields are no more used for farming, they are factories, schools, shops, bus stand etc. now. Very few wells had water.. The farms that existed had no workers.. People have migrated to the nearby towns to find a decent job to clear their debts.. The village is left with very few people, broken houses. The mornings are gloomy with few people strolling on the roads. The festival had more shops than the number of people. But the sales had less profit.. Everything has reduced in number.. cattle.. sheep.. poultry.. shepherds too.. Village is become desert.. In the past few years things have changed a lot..

In the car back home, Mom was discussing with the driver about the reason for the dryness.. She felt It was because of the government.. Ya true indeed.. Her option was the government should have made rules that the children should follow family business.. hmmm... I didnt agree with her.. If so now my family might have been in some town paying the debts.. No cars.. no blogging.. I asked her what made her think so.. Her argument was the farms had no workers now.. everyone is moving out of village that’s the reason the farming cannot be done.. As a result the production has reduced.. Hmmm.. She is right!!! There are only handful of people who work in farms now.. But we cant blame the people who had moved out.. Everyman has the right to live the way he wants.. He has every right to be ambitious and desire for different profession. Then she said the industries should not be allowed to buy farming lands.. This was a very valid point.. The government should frame some special rule prohibiting the farming land from transforming to industries or residential area.. But What will happen to the poor farmer.. His only asset is his land.. When there is no farming but a good price for the land.. Anyone will sell it and move on.. So what should be done.. How can we stop industries in the farm lands? How can we encourage people to work in the fields? hmmm... I had no suggestion.. Just a small prayer..

I pray the future generation have some farms to see not just buildings and factories.. I wish they dont ask who is a shepherds??.. I wish I could feel the cold breeze once again.. I wish the farm doesn’t hit the economy.. I wish.. I wish.. I wish..


What makes a Winner!!!

At last i got time to write my next blog...

After a long day in office.. I was sitting alone in the drop Cab.. I was feeling very empty.. The past few months looked like a fraction of seconds.. Thoughts.. Memories was flashing.. Suddenly I was investigating what i have done in the last 6 months??? What have i achieved?? What am i aiming for??? I was searching for an answer.. Yes.. I have done good work.. Learned Unix.. Perl.. But all these happened by itself.. Neither i set a goal or wanted to do these.. hmmm.. So i concluded I have not done anything.. I didn't aim for anything.. I didn't work for anything that i wanted to achieve... The past 6 months i had a weird feeling.. it was like something was eating me inside.. like my hand was cut off from my body.. I realized the reason.. The reason was "I didn't have a goal / I was just living"

Then My thoughts took a different course.. What have i achieved?? What makes me so ambitious?? There was moments of pride then.. It was like a travel in a time machine.. I was seeing my past goals.. My hard work.. My victory.. It was amazing.. The cab started moving by now.. The cool breeze with the air of victory made the moment distinguished.. Of course i have also faced many failures.. As the thoughts proceeded.. The days of struggle.. the hardships.. the days i dream t as a winner.. was more cheering than the moment of success..

All of the sudden everything fell in place.. I realized All these days i had been enjoying the struggle to achieve.. I was setting goals just for the sake of the hardship I wanted to put in.. I was lost totally now.. I was literally flying of my sudden realization.. To fight was all i wanted.. Winning was secondary.. I am a warrior.. [:D].. I have found the secret of my life.. I LOVED TO FIGHT..

The sound horn brought me back to my sheet.. It was time to walk home now.. People in the shops were staring at me.. They had all the right to do so.. coz it was smiles all over me.. I couldnt stop it.. [:(].. Thoughts again slided.. hmmm.. this is not only the secret of my life.. This is secret of all the achiever.. Any winner when interviewed cheers his struggling days.. Awards are just to recognize the hardship.. Any person when looks at his award remembers the days of struggle.. In College-day functions.. events.. Which is the part that is most liked by the organizers?? Not the awards.. The video playing "making of the event".. Even though he is seen just for a fraction of seconds.. the video makes him proud.. his hardship is shown.. its recognized.. This is the motivation for the next step.. The next goal.. A person feels meaningless when he has nothing to achieve.. coz he is not able to enjoy the days of struggle.. it is just a casual day..

The punchline of the blog..

Set a goal.. Not for winning it.. to fight for it..
A real award to a achiever is the appreciation of the Hardship..

"Pursuits of happiness"


Hyderabad - My experience

I have visited Hyderabad twice before.. Ones with my parents, a family tour and then during my college , Industrial Visit.. Then, Hyderabad was very glamorous to me.. City with both historical places and modern malls.. Since I always lived in a conservative place, Hyderabad excited me.. I wanted to be a part of this culture.. be a free bird.. Live alone style.. I remember telling my friends after my college tour that i wanted to get placed in a company which is in Hyderabad..
And these golden words turned out true.. I got into CA.. landed in Hyderabad on June 10th 2007.. Now I stay here.. live here.. Since then life has changed a lot.. I came across my different experience..

I was a pampered kid.. I don't know cooking.. I am quite scared of everything.. I cant stay alone.. I want to talk to my mom at least twice a day.. I want everything to go my way.. And till i reached Hyderabad everything went the way i wanted.. No one confronted.. No one to frown..

But Hyderabad was not the place I dreamt of.. It has thought me a lot.. First I understood my strengths and my weaknesses.. I became self controlled person.. I learned to defend.. Demand my rights.. Put myself in place of others and think.. Get along with others way than pushing them to mine..

I like people treating me special.. I am quite egoistic.. I seek attention.. Hyderabad has changed me in this aspect.. I am not worried anymore about what people will think.. I understood its only me who has to fight for my dreams and all others are just a catalyst.. Though people are around me they are just there for them not for me.. Sometimes i feel I have become selfish.. But this is needed in this competitive surrounding.. Enjoy the company.. help when required.. when its up to you to show what you are become selfish.. I have identified my goal finally.. I am fighting for it now!!!

The last words of wisdom.. "
Don't every sit behind at home thinking I will be going away from home.. When you go away from home.. You will learn to live.. At home you are just a handicap.. when you are away, you will become an athlete!!!"
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