Sunday, October 14, 2007

10 Most Stupid Questions

People usually ask obvious situations and some equally stupid answers:

At the movies: When you meet acquaintances/friends...
Stupid Question: Hey, what are you doing here?
Answer: Don't u know, I sell tickets in black over here.

In the bus: A heavy lady wearing pointed high-heeled shoes steps on your feet...
Stupid Question: Sorry, did that hurt?
Answer: No, not at all, I'm on local anesthesia. Why don't you try again?

At a funeral: One of the teary eyed people ask...
Stupid Question: Why, why him, of all people.
Answer: Why? Would it rather have been you?

At a restaurant: When you ask the waiter
Stupid Question: Is the "Paneer Butter Masala" dish good?
Answer: No, it's terrible and made of adulterated cement. We occasionally also spit on it.

At a family get-together: When some distant aunt meets you after years.
Stupid Question: Munna, Chickoo, you've become so big.
Answer: Well you haven't particularly shrunk yourself.

When a friend announces her wedding, and you ask...
Stupid Question: Is the guy you're marrying well?
Answer: No, he's a miserable wife beating, insensitive's just the money.

When you get woken up at midnight by a phone call...
Stupid Question: Sorry. Were you sleeping?
Answer: No. I was doing research on whether the Zulu tribes in Africa marry or not. And you thought I was sleeping.... You dumb witted moron.

When you see a friend/colleague with evidently shorter hair...
Stupid Question: Hey have you had a haircut?
Answer: No, its autumn and I'm shedding.

At the dentist when he's sticking pointed objects in your mouth...
Stupid Question: Tell me if it hurts?
Answer: No it won't. It will just bleed.

You are smoking a cigarette and a cute woman asks...
Stupid Question: Oh, so you smoke.
Answer: Gosh, it's a miracle... it was a piece of chalk and now it's in flames!

Wednesday, August 15, 2007


1. Start each day with a kiss.
2. Wear your wedding ring at all times.
3. Date once a week.
4. Accept differences.
5. Be polite.
6. Be gentle.
7. Give gifts.
8. Smile often.
9. Touch.
10. Talk about dreams.
11. Select a song that can be "our song".
12. Give back rubs.
13. Laugh together.
14. Send a card for no reason.
15. Do what the other person wants before he or she asks.
16. Listen.
17. Encourage.
18. Do it his or her way.
19. Know his or her needs.
20. Fix the other person's breakfast.
21. Compliment twice a day.
22. Call during the day.
23. Slow down.
24. Hold hands.
25. Cuddle.
26. Ask for each other's opinion.
27. Show respect.
28. Welcome the other person home.
29. Look your best.
30. Wink at each other.
31. Celebrate birthdays in a big way.
32. Apologize.
33. Forgive.
34. Set up a romantic getaway.
35. Ask, "What can I do to make you happier?".
36. Be positive.
37. Be kind.
38. Be vulnerable.
39. Respond quickly to the other person's request.
40. Talk about your love.
41. Reminisce about your favorite times together.
42. Treat each other's friends and relatives with courtesy.
43. Send flowers every Valentine's day and anniversary.
44. Admit when wrong.
45. Be sensitive to each other's sexual desires.
46. Pray for each other daily.
47. Watch sunsets together.
48. Say "I love you" frequently.
49. End the day with a hug.
50. Seek outside help when needed.

Monday, April 23, 2007

IAF Air Show 2K7, Marina, Chennai


Sunday, March 25, 2007

HR Love Letter


Grade 7.0

Sub: Offer of love!

Dearest Ms Juliet,

I am very happy to inform you that I have fallen in love with you since the 14th of October(Saturday). With reference to the meeting held between us on the 13th of Oct. at 1500 hrs, I would like to present myself as a prospective lover. Our love affair would be on probation for a period of three months and depending on compatibility, would be made permanent. Of course, upon completion of probation, there will be continuous on the job training and performance appraisal schemes leading up to promotion from lover to spouse. The expenses incurred for coffee and entertainment would initially be shared equally between us. Later, based on your performance, I might take up a larger share of the expenses. However I am broadminded enough to be taken care of, on your expense account. I request you to kindly respond within 30 days of receiving this letter, failing which, this offer would be cancelled without further notice and I shall be considering someone else. I would be happy, if you could forward this letter to your sister,if you do not wish to take up this offer. Wish you all the best!
Thanking you in anticipation,
Yours sincerely,

Sunday, February 18, 2007

Socrates - The Great Philosopher

In ancient Greece (469 - 399 BC), Socrates was widely lauded for his wisdom.

One day the great philosopher came upon an acquaintance who ran up to him excitedly and said, "Socrates, do you know what I just heard about one of your students?"

Wait a moment," Socrates replied. "Before you tell me I'd like you to pass a little test. It's called the Triple Filter Test."

"Triple filter?"

"That's right," Socrates continued. "Before you talk to me about my student let's take a moment to filter what you're going to say. The first filter is Truth. Have you made absolutely sure that what you are about to tell me is true?"

"No," the man said, "actually I just heard about it and..."

"All right," said Socrates. "So you don't really know if it's true or not. Now let's try the second filter, the filter of Goodness. Is what you are about to tell me about my student something good?"

"No, on the contrary..."

"So," Socrates continued, "you want to tell me something bad about him, even though you're not certain it's true?"

The man shrugged, a little embarrassed.

Socrates continued. "You may still pass the test though, because there is a third filter - the filter of Usefulness. Is what you want to tell me about my student going to be useful to me?"

"No, not really..."

"Well," concluded Socrates, "if what you want to tell me is neither True nor Good nor even Useful, why tell it to me at all?"

The man was defeated and ashamed.

This is the reason Socrates was a great philosopher and held in such high esteem.

Sunday, January 07, 2007


* Petrol is cheaper than water
* Any building construction finishes in 3 months
* Unqualified get more salary than Qualified
* Show-off matters more than real quality & performance
* Labors are paid less than what they can earn back in their country
* Companies can kick away their employees without any reason
* Wastas (recommendation) are more powerful than money
* Cleaners have more Wasta than officers
* Watchman has more Rights than the Building Owner
* Office boy & Drivers has more influence on Boss than Manager(exactly)

*Gulf climate changes so fast, in one hour u can see raining, dust storm,hot / humid / chilling weather
* Gulf is located in desert, still u find greenery everywhere
* If some one can't earn money in Gulf, he can't earn at any place inthe world
* In Gulf, time goes very fast, Friday to Friday comes u never know, itssooo fast
* Every bachelor has a dream of getting married and buying a house inhome town
* Love your parents, friends, relatives 100 times more than that youwere together
* Being at home is more painful than being at work
* Indians appear/pretend more religious/God fearing than they really are

* Theatres are full of Arab nationals whenever there is a movie ofSalman / Sharukh
* Gulf girls sing Hindi songs but don't understand anything
* Dance Bars and Pubs more than that in Bangalore
* A ladies hair saloon every 5 meters
* Food/Grocery delivery to the car
* A Starbucks every 10 meters
* Hard Rock Cafe with no alcohol
* A Shopping Mall in every 5km.
* Highway lanes differentiated for slow & fast drivers
* Getting license is more difficult than car
* Smashed cars are more than bugs
* Parking charge: 2 Dirham for 1 hour - 5 Dirham for 2 hours & so on
* No Women Queues
* Local calls are free

* GREEN : Signal to go, for Americans, Europeans and Indians
* YELLOW : Signal to go, for Egyptians and Pakistanis
* RED : Signal to go, for Kuwaitis, Saudis & Palestinian

Sunday, December 03, 2006

Unity in Diversity

Tamils are always proud to be Tamizhs ; Pretty courteous (that is whatthey think, at least!). They speak yenglish but sorry, no indi (Hindi).The more common Madarasi (chennaisi...,now?) is an ardent fan ofkireeket matches wharever he may be.

Their counterparts in Bombay think they live in America but speakHinglish like ...'are you sure ki Sujata aa rahi hai ya Ill go akela!'And they take great pride in making stupid mistakes in Hindi Grammar.The BEST hypocrites in the world. Kyaa...

Thamizhs, are verrry lecky to have 'simble' neighbours in thekeralites who are a komblex race of peoblle (they migrated around 2000B.C. from the middle east, I guess; and now even the Sheikhs feel waryof them)but they have excellent GK , eat a lot of chooclyte and own 99.998765% of tyre shops in the world and form 99% of nursing community.

Not far begind the kerals is the telugu desam, who are totallyagainesht flaunting their wealthu to the woruldu, though theyoccasionally come out withu brick red shirtsu and parrot green pantsuwith pleetsu (fleet).Worustu, no?! But they (think) are greatu in CICSu,Microsu and COBOLu!Generally sane peoplesu (and so you can always findu them judgingu,probhingu, queschioningu othersu ...)

The Canadians, excuse me, the Kannadigas aor (are) the coolest in thesouth but if there is political unrest in Hersogovnia oare (or) anebola virus outbreak in Zaire, they bash up the Tamils in Karnataka.Cauvery very bad! When it comes to Rajkumar (actor), if a fly sits onhis nose, theyll burn the entire city of Benglore to kill the fly! Tohell with Silicon valley! I-ron firshtu, girlu, Lasht Bussu, roadu,crickeatu, filamu are some of their favourites.

Maharashtrians are a conservative, confused, complex lot-kar. -Kar,that is because gavasakar, tendulkar, bahulkar.. confused?? that isbecause sitting in southern part of India they would ask the otherperson 'are you from Maharashtra or from South India..?' and genuinelywonder why the other person takes some time to answer the question.They like the principles of pheejix and their favourite character inthe alphabet is Zay (god knows where that came from). Although soft,peace loving people but they elect the Shivsena to rule them.

And right there next to the Maharashtrians are the Gujjubhais. Theylike to keep kes in the benk and their favourite past time is eatingsnakes like paav bhaji, masala papad and pijja at the local snake bar.They gobble down alak sev like their life depends on it and believe inthe brotherhood of man and sisterhood of woman(everybody is a bhai or a ben).

If you go further eesht, you land uf Udissa- the land of irron (r isstressed) where sombalpuroa and Bhubaneshbara are big towns. Thepeople are bery cordial and if you are Vikram they bill soorly askyou B or Bhe.They do not sout, sam or soot but occasnally bawsh their phace at thewasbashin. James Bond Mohanty in our colleze roll nomber jero, jero,sebhen. AAnd his brother was Asees (Ashish).

Bengalees are bery bery similor, but or bery proud oph Subas ChondroBoash and Shoatyojit Roy (I used to know a director by name SatyajitRay who was also pretty good) and everybody is Xda. I used to havbe afriend by name Dada. Wonder... never mind. Bot I most conphess,Roshgollas are bery goooood, tho!

Bihari kids are supposed to be the smartest kids in India (if not inhe universe!). How we wish they grow up the same way,...but... AndBiharees are bery phond of Laloo, Rabdi, Ranchi, Chaara. ka issebhadiya tumre pass kooch hai, kaa?! spit spit... spit paan..

UPites and MPites are busy going to ischool with their Ishstainlessishsteel tiffin boxes and istudying metals to make lots of ishteel.

Punjabis are very sweet and aggressive and offer Rotti Shotti Khayega!to which I once replied No. He said Tage itu, yaar! By Godu!Surjeetu,what happenedu, oi?!. Then of course,everybodys a paappe or akaakke.Thats Pnjab for you.

And Kashmir (called Cashmir by many, may be because of the amount ofcash spent to keep it in India)?!? I know Roja (or Roza?)was shot (Imeanfilmed) somewhere nearby...

But at the end of the day, wherever you are in the world, whether itis in Sunnyvale, CA; Birmingham, UK; UmmAl Quwain, UAE or SerangoonRoad, Singapore, ask them who they are and you'll get just one answer- 'INDIAN'.


Saturday, October 14, 2006

IT Department in Ancient India

Brahma - Systems Installation
Vishnu - Systems Administration & Support
Lakshmi - Finance and Accounts consultant
Saraswati - Training and Knowledge Management
Shiva - DBA (Crash Specialist)
Ganesh - Quality Assuarance & Documentation
Narada - Data transfer
Yama - Reorganization & Downsizing Consultant
Chitragupta - IDP & Personal Records
Apsaras - Downloadable Viruses
Devas - Mainframe Programmers
Surya - Solaris Administrator
Rakshasas - In house Hackers
RavanInternet Explorer WWWF
Kumbhakarnan - Zombie Process
Lakshman - Support Software and Backup
Hanuman - Linux/s390
Vaali - M$ Windows
Sugreeva - DOS
Jatayu - Firewall
Dronacharya - System Programmer
Vishwamitra - Sr. Manager Projects
Shakuni - Annual appraisal & Promotion
Valmiki - Technical Writer (Ramayana Sign off document)
Krishna - SDLC ( Sudarshan Wheel Development Life Cycle )
Dharm! araj Yudhishthira - ISO Consultant (CMM level 5)
Arjun - Lead Programmer (all companies are vying for him)
Abhimanyu - Trainee Programmer
Draupadi - Motivation & Team building
Duryodhana - Microsoft product Written in VB
Karna - Contract programmer
Dhrutarashtra - Visual C++
Gandhari - Dreamweaver
100 Kauravas - Microsoft Service Packs and patches

Saturday, August 05, 2006

Indian from USA

Top 21 things an Indian does after returning from USA:

1. Tries to use credit card in road side hotel.
2. Drinks and carries mineral water and always speaks of healthconscious.
3. Sprays duo such so that he doesn't need to take bath.
4. Sneezes and says 'Excuse me'.
5. Says "Hey" instead of "Hi". says "Yogurt" instead says "Curds". Says "Cab" instead of "Taxi". Says "Candy" instead of "Chocolate". Says "Cookie" instead of "Biscuit". Says "Free Way" instead of "Highway". Says "got to go" instead of "Have to go". Says "Oh" instead of "Zero", (for 704, says Seven Oh Four Instead ofSeven Zero Four)
6. Doesn't forget to crib about air pollution. Keeps cribbing every timehe steps out.
7. Says all the distances in Miles (Not in Kilo Meters), and counts inMillions. (Not in Lakhs)
8. Tries to figure all the prices in Dollars as far as possible (but deepdown the heart multiplies by 43 times).
9. Tries to see the % of fat on the cover of a milk pocket.
10. When need to say Z (zed), never says Z (Zed), repeats "Zee" severaltimes, if the other person unable to get, then says X, Y Zee(but neversays Zed)
11. Writes date as MM/DD/YYYY, on watching traditional DD/MM/YYYY, says"Oh! British Style!!!!"
12. Makes fun of Indian Standard Time and Indian Road Conditions.
13. Even after 2 months, complaints about "Jet Lag".
14. Avoids eating more chili (hot) stuff.
15. Tries to drink "Diet Coke", instead of Normal Coke.
16. Tries to complain about any thing in India as if he is experiencingit for the first time.
17. Pronounces "schedule" as "skejule", and "module" as "mojule".
18. Looks speciously towards Hotel/Dhaba food.
19. From the luggage bag, does not remove the stickers of Airways bywhich he traveled back to India, even after 4 months of arrival. ( Iliked it.......)
20. Takes the cabin luggage bag to short visits in India, tries torollthe bag on Indian Roads.
Ultimate one
21. Tries to begin conversation with "In US ...." or "When I was inUS..."

Monday, June 26, 2006

How to Win Friends and Influence People

This is Dale Carnegie's summary of his book, from 1936

Fundamental Techniques in Handling People
  1. Don't criticize, condemn or complain.
  2. Give honest and sincere appreciation.
  3. Arouse in the other person an eager want.

Six ways to make people like you

  1. Become genuinely interested in other people.
  2. Smile.
  3. Remember that a person's name is to that person the sweetest and most important sound in any language.
  4. Be a good listener. Encourage others to talk about themselves.
  5. Talk in terms of the other person's interests.
  6. Make the other person feel important - and do it sincerely.

Win people to your way of thinking

  1. The only way to get the best of an argument is to avoid it.
  2. Show respect for the other person's opinions. Never say, "You're wrong."
  3. If you are wrong, admit it quickly and emphatically.
  4. Begin in a friendly way.
  5. Get the other person saying "yes, yes" immediately.
  6. Let the other person do a great deal of the talking.
  7. Let the other person feel that the idea is his or hers.
  8. Try honestly to see things from the other person's point of view.
  9. Be sympathetic with the other person's ideas and desires.
  10. Appeal to the nobler motives.
  11. Dramatize your ideas.
  12. Throw down a challenge.

Be a Leader: How to Change People Without Giving Offense or Arousing Resentment

A leader's job often includes changing your people's attitudes and behavior. Some suggestions to accomplish this:

  1. Begin with praise and honest appreciation.
  2. Call attention to people's mistakes indirectly.
  3. Talk about your own mistakes before criticizing the other person.
  4. Ask questions instead of giving direct orders.
  5. Let the other person save face.
  6. Praise the slightest improvement and praise every improvement. Be "hearty in your approbation and lavish in your praise."
  7. Give the other person a fine reputation to live up to.
  8. Use encouragement. Make the fault seem easy to correct.
  9. Make the other person happy about doing the thing you suggest.

Friday, April 28, 2006

The Bermuda Triangle

Back in the 1970s, before "The X-Files" made alien rectal probes the preferred departure point from consensus reality, there was the Bermuda Triangle.

The Bermuda Triangle (aka the Devil's Triangle) is a three-sided zone in the Atlantic Ocean stretching approximately from Miami, Fla., to Bermuda to San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Planes, boats and people go in to the Bermuda Triangle, and some of them don't go out. This in itself is not particularly remarkable. There are many places in the world which have the ethereal and mystical quality known in scientific circles as "being very dangerous."

No, the Triangle's claim to fame is pretty much centered on the particular penchant for the aforementioned boats and planes to disappear without a trace. No wreckage, no bodies, no survivors. Just "bye-bye to reality"..., which is the mantra we must utter before delving into the Triangle ourselves.

The historical root of the Bermuda Triangle legend dates back the time that superstitious Europeans first hit the Atlantic Ocean in their flimsy little boats. Columbus, sailing the ocean blue in (you guessed it) 1492, ran into a strange oceanic phenomenon known as the Sargasso Sea, which is not coincidentally located in the center of the triangle.

The Sargasso Sea was a large floating mass of seaweed that no one had ever seen the like of. It looked dangerous and entangling but was relatively innocuous in practice. Hordes of eels migrate there every year to mate and die, which also looked more dangerous than it actually was.

A legend of eerie splendiferous danger arose around the region of the Sargasso Sea, what with the tangling and eel-death-screwing. A diary entry from Columbus citing a light on the horizon has been expanded into a full-bore rectal probe chariot of fire by Triangle enthusiasts, but it's frankly underwhelming.

The next major incident chalked up to the Triangle's nefarious influence is the mysterious case of the Marie Celeste. In 1872, the Marie Celeste was found abandoned, as if the crew and passengers had very suddenly leapt up from their chairs and abandoned ship, leaving meals half-eaten and card games half-played.

What is especially mysterious about the case of the Marie Celeste is how it ever got attached to the Bermuda Triangle, since it set sail from New York and was discovered derelict in the Azores, which in scientific terms is "nowhere fuckin' close to" the Bermuda Triangle.

The modern version of the Bermuda Triangle story sprang not from the muck-covered, eel-spunk sea, but from the otherwise innocuous-seeming air. In 1945, the infamous Flight 19 set out on a training mission in the "triangle."

There were five Avenger bombers in Flight 19. A radio transmission indicated that the planes encountered problems with their compasses. The weather was reported to be inclement. The mission was never heard from again. A rescue plane sent out to look for the missing pilots was subsequently also lost without a trace.

Now, all this in itself is not particularly remarkable. Given the state of aerodynamic technology at the time and the weather conditions, the concept that the planes crashed at sea is basically sound. The failure to find any wreckage, while noteworthy, is also not especially profound, given that things tend to sink into the ocean, which is (in scientific terms) "very, very deep."

Over the next several years, various other planes and boats disappeared in the region, while other reported odd phenomena such as compasses going nuts. People occasionally reported seeing lights and spooky smoke.

All this made for the seeds of a nice, local ghost story, but not one of the great supernatural mysteries of our time. To elevate any single set of data to legendary status, one of two things is required: A genuine and profound mystery, or some one person who is willing to say there is a genuine and profound mystery loudly and repeatedly enough that people start to believe it.

According to the Navy's official statement on the Bermuda Triangle, "countless theories attempting to explain the many disappearances have been offered throughout the history of the area. The most practical seem to be environmental and those citing human error."

Bearing in mind that compass issues were the reported cause of the Flight 19 disappearance, the Navy points out that the Triangle is one of two regions in the world in which, by virtue of the curvature of the earth, compasses that point toward the magnetic North Pole also point "true north," to zero longitude, zero latitude. Normally, there is a significant variance between the compass direction "north" and "true north," and the phenomenon requires special calibrations for navigators. There's a similar region in the corresponding spot in the Eastern Hemisphere, also noted for disappearances.

According to the official statement, "The Coast Guard is not impressed with supernatural explanations of disasters at sea." - The Bermuda Triangle

Friday, March 24, 2006

Life Equations

Smart boss + smart employee = profit
Smart boss + dumb employee = production
Dumb boss + smart employee = promotion
Dumb boss + dumb employee = overtime

A man will pay $2 for a $1 item he needs.
A woman will pay $1 for a $2 item that she doesn't need.

A woman worries about the future until she gets a husband.
A man never worries about the future until he gets a wife.
A successful man is one who makes more money than his wife can spend.
A successful woman is one who can find such a man.

Smart man + smart woman = romance
Smart man + dumb woman = affair
Dumb man + smart woman = marriage
Dumb man + dumb woman = pregnancy

To be happy with a man, you must understand him a lot and love him a little.
To be happy with a woman, you must love her a lot and not try to understand her at all.

Married men live longer than single men do, but married men are a lot more willing to die.

A woman marries a man expecting he will change, but he doesn't.
A man marries a woman expecting that she won't change, and she does.

A woman has the last word in any argument.
Anything a man says after that is the beginning of a new argument.

Old aunts used to come up to me at weddings, poking me in the ribs and cackling, telling me, "You're next."They stopped after I started doing the same thing to them at funerals.

Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Balance Sheet of Life

Our Birth is... Our Opening Balance.
Our Death is... Our Closing Balance.
Our Prejudiced Views... are Our Liabilities.
Our Creative Ideas are... Our Assets.
Heart is... Our Current Asset.
Soul is... Our Fixed Asset.
Brain is... Our Fixed Deposit.
Thinking is... Our Current Account.
Achievements are... Our Capital.
Character & Morals… Our Stock-in-Trade.
Friends are... Our General Reserves.
Values & Behavior... are Our Goodwill.
Patience is... Our Interest Earned.
Love is... Our Dividend.
Children are... Our Bonus Issues.
Education is... Brands / Patents.
Knowledge is... Our Investment.
Experience is... Our Premium Account.
The Aim is... to Tally the Balance Sheet Accurately.
The Goal is... to get the Best Presented Accounts Award.

Thursday, January 26, 2006

Moments in Life

There are moments in life when you miss someone
so much that you just want to pick them from
your dreams and hug them for real!

When the door of happiness closes, another opens;
but often times we look so long at the
closed door that we don't see the one
which has been opened for us.

Don't go for looks; they can deceive.
Don't go for wealth; even that fades away.
Go for someone who makes you smile,
because it takes only a smile to
make a dark day seem bright.
Find the one that makes your heart smile.

Dream what you want to dream;
go where you want to go;
be what you want to be,
because you have only one life
and one chance to do all the things
you want to do.

May you have enough happiness to make you sweet,
enough trials to make you strong,
enough sorrow to keep you human, and
enough hope to make you happy.

The happiest of people don't necessarily
have the best of everything;
they just make the most of
everything that comes along their way.

The brightest future will always
be based on a forgotten past;
you can't go forward in life until
you let go of your past failures and heartaches.

When you were born, you were crying
and everyone around you was smiling.
Live your life so at the end,
you're the one who is smiling and everyone
around you is crying.

Don't count the years, count the memories...

Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take,
but by the moments that take our breath away!

Thursday, December 29, 2005

God 'n' Universe

God was in the process of creating the universe. And he was explaining his subordinates...

“Look everything should be in balance. For example, after every 10 deer’s there should be a lion.
Look here my fellow angels; here is the country of the United States. I have blessed them with prosperity and money. But at the same time I have given them insecurity and tension....
And here is Africa. I have given them beautiful nature. But at the same time, I have given them climatic extremes...
And here is South America. I have given them lots of forests. But at the same time, I have given them lesser land so that they would have to cut off the forests...
So you see fellows, everything should be in balance.
One of the angels asked... “God, what is this extremely beautiful country here?” God said... “Ahah, that is the crown piece of all”. “INDIA”, my most precious creation. It has understanding and friendly people, Sparkling streams, serene mountains, a culture which speaks of the great tradition that they live. Technologically brilliant and with a heart of gold...
The angel was quite surprised "But god you said everything should be in balance.
"God replied – “Look at the neighbors, I gave them”.

Tuesday, November 29, 2005

Learn the traditional way of serving food on plantain leaves in South India

1. Uppu (Salt)
2. Uppinakai (Pickles)
3. Chutney Pudi (Chutney Powder)
4. Kosumbri (Green Gram Salad)
5. Kosumbri ( Bengal Gram Salad)
6. Kayi Chutney (Coconut Chutney)
7. Beans Pallya (Fogath)
8. Gujje Pallya (Jack Fruit Fogath)
9. Chitranna (Lemon Rice)
10. Happala (Papad)
11. Sandige (Crispies)
12. Kadubu (Steamed Rice Cake)
13. Anna (Rice)
14. Thovve (Dal)
15. Sihigojju (Raitha)
16. Saru (Rasam)
17. Uddinahittu (Black Gram Paste)
18. BadanePodi (Brinjal Pakoda)
19. Menaskai (Sweet And Sour Gravy)
20. Goli Baje (Maida Fry)
21. Avial (Vegetabel Mix)
22. Gatti Baje (Ladies Finger Pakoda)
23. Gulla Koddel (Brinjal Sambar)
24. Chiroti Milk (Sweet)
25. Gojjambade (Masalwada Curry)
26. Kayi Holige (Sweet Coconut Chapati)
27. Vangi Bath (Vegetable Upma)
28. Bharatha (Sour Ginger Gravy)
29. Paradi Payasa (Sweet)
30. Mosaru (Curds)
31. Majjige (Butter Milk)

Sunday, October 09, 2005

Easy Concept of Marketing

What is Marketing ?

You see a gorgeous girl at a party.
You go up to her and say, "I am very rich.
Marry me!"
That's Direct Marketing

You're at a party with a bunch of friends and see a
gorgeous girl. One of your friends goes up to her and pointing at
you says, "He's very rich. Marry him."
That's Advertising.

You see a gorgeous girl at a party.
You go up to her and get her telephone
number. The next day you call and say, "Hi, I'm very rich.
Marry me."
That's Telemarketing.

You're at a party and see a gorgeous girl.
You get up and straighten your tie; you walk up to her
and pour her a drink. You open the door for her, pick up her bag after she
drops it, offer her a ride, and then say,
"By the way, I'm very rich "Will you marry me?"
That's Public Relations.

You're at a party and see a gorgeous girl.
She walks up to you and says, "You are very
That's Brand Recognition.

You see a gorgeous girl at a party.
You go up to her and say, "I'm rich. Marry me"
She gives you a nice hard slap on your face.
That's Customer Feedback...!

Wednesday, September 21, 2005

Taj Mahal and the hidden Secret

The Moghul Emperor Shah Jahan in the memory of his wife Mumtaz Mahal built the Taj Mahal. It was built in 22 years (1631 to 1653) by 20,000 artisans brought to India from all over the world. Many people believe Ustad Isa of Iran designed it. This is what your guide probably told you if you ever visited the Taj Mahal. This is the same story I read in my history book. No one has ever challenged it except Professor P.N. Oak, who believes the whole world, has been duped. In his book Taj Mahal: The True Story, Oak says the Mahal is not Queen Mumtaz Mahal's tomb but an ancient Hindu temple palace of Lord Shiva (then known as Tejo Mahalaya). In the course of his research, Oak discovered the Shiva temple palace was usurped by Shah Jahan from then Maharaja of Jaipur, Jai Singh. Shah Jahan then remodeled the palace into his wife's memorial. In his own court chronicle, Badshahnama, Shah Jahan admits that an exceptionally beautiful grand mansion in Agra was taken from Jai Singh for Mumtaz's burial. The Ex-Maharaja of Jaipur still retains in his secret collection two orders from Shah Jahan for surrendering the Taj building. Using captured temples and mansions, as a burial place for dead courtiers and royalty was a common practice among Muslim rulers. For example, Humayun, Akbar, Etmud-ud-Daula and Safdarjung are all buried in such mansions. Oak's inquiries begin with the name Taj Mahal. He says this term does not occur in any Moghul court papers or chronicles, even after ShahJahan’s time. The term "Mahal" has never been used for a building in any of the Muslim countries, from Afghanistan to Algeria. The unusual explanation that the term Taj Mahal derives from Mumtaz Mahal is illogical in at least two respects. Firstly, her name was never Mumtaz Mahal but Mumtaz-ul-Zamani, he writes. Secondly, one cannot omit the first three letters 'Mum' from a woman's name to derive the remainder as the name for the building. Taj Mahal, he claims, is a corrupt version of Tejo-Mahalaya, or the Shiva’s Palace. Oak also says the love story of Mumtaz and Shah Jahan is a fairy tale created court sycophants, blundering historians and sloppy archaeologists. Not a single royal chronicle of Shah Jahan’s time corroborates the love story. Furthermore, Oak cites several documents suggesting the Taj Mahal predates Shah Jahan's era, and was a temple palace dedicated to Shiva worshipped by the Rajputs of Agra city. For example, Professor Marvin Miller of New York took a few samples from the riverside doorway of the Taj. Carbon dating tests revealed that the door was 300 years older than Shah Jahan. European traveler Johan Albert Mandelslo, who visited Agra in 1638 (only seven years after Mumtaz's death), describes the life of the city in his memoirs. But he makes no reference to the Taj Mahal being built. The writings of Peter Mundy, an English visitor to Agra within a year of Mumtaz's death, also suggest the Taj was a noteworthy building long well before Shah Jahan's time. Oak points out a number of design and architectural inconsistencies that support the belief of the Taj Mahal being a typical Hindu temple rather than a mausoleum. Many rooms in the Taj Mahal have remained sealed since Shah Jahan's time, and are still inaccessible to the public. Oak asserts they contain a headless statue of Shiva and other objects commonly used for worship rituals in Hindu temples. Fearing political backlash, Indira Gandhi's government tried to have Oak's book withdrawn from the bookstores, and threatened the Indian publisher of the first edition with dire consequences. There is only one way to discredit or validate Oak's research. The current Indian government should open the sealed rooms of the Taj Mahal under UN supervision, and let international experts investigate.

Tuesday, September 13, 2005

Importance of Relationship...

From the very beginning, the girl's family objected strongly on her dating this guy, saying that it has got to do with family background, and that the girl will have to suffer for the rest of her life if she were to be with him.

Due to family's pressure, the couple quarrelled very often. Though the girl loved the guy deeply, she always asked him: "How deep is your love for me?" As the guy is not good with his words, this often caused the girl to be very upset. With that and the family's pressure, the gal often vents her anger on him. As for him, he only endured it in silence.

After a couple of years, the guy finally graduated and decided to further his studies overseas. Before leaving, he proposed to the gal: "I'm not very good with words. But all I know is that I love you. If you allow me, I will take care of you for the rest of my life. As for your family, I'll try my best to talk them round. Will you marry me?"

The girl agreed, and with the guy's determination the family finally gave in and agreed to let them get married. So before he left, they got engaged.

The gal went out to the working society, whereas the guy was overseas, continuing his studies. They sent their love through emails and phone calls. Though it was hard, but both never thought of giving up.

One day, while the gal was on her way to work, she was knocked down by a car that lost control. When she woke up, she saw her parents beside her bed. She realized that she was badly injured. Seeing her mum cry, she wanted to comfort her. But she realized that all that could come out of her mouth was just a sigh. She had lost her voice....

The doctor said that the impact on her brain had caused her to lose her voice. Listening to her parents' comfort, but with nothing coming out from her, she broke down. During the stay in the hospital, besides silent's still just silent cry that accompanied her. Upon reaching home, everything seems to be the same. Except for the ringing tone of the phone which pierced into her heart every time it rang. She does not wish to let the guy know and, not wanting to be a burden to him, she wrote a letter to him saying that she does not wish to wait any longer.

With that, she sent the ring back to him. In return, the guy sent countless replies and phone calls.. all the gal could do besides crying is still crying... The parents decided to move away, hoping that she could eventually forget everything and be happy. With a new environment, the gal learnt sign language and started a new life.

Telling herself everyday that she must forget the guy. One day, her friend came and told her that he's back. She asked her friend not to let him know what happened to her. Since then, there wasn't anymore news of him.

A year has passed and her friend came with an envelope, containing an invitation card for the guy's wedding. The gal was shattered! When she opened the letter, she saw her name on it instead. When she was about to ask her friend what was going on, she saw the guy standing in front of her....

He used sign language to tell her, "I've spent a year to learn sign language. Just to let you know that I've not forgotten our promise. Let me have the chance to be your voice. I Love You." With that, he slipped the ring back into her finger. The gal finally smiled......

"Treat every relationship as if it's the last one, then you'll know how to give."
"Treat every moment as if it's the last day, then you'll know how to treasure."
"Treasure what you have right now, or else you may regret one day..."

Monday, September 12, 2005


One day, a ten year old boy went to an ice-cream shop, sat at a table and asked the waitress, “How much is an ice-cream cone?” She said, “seventy-five cents”. The boy started counting the coins he had in his hand. Then he asked how much a small cup of ice-cream was. The waitress impatiently replied, sixty-five cents. The boy said, “I will have the small ice-cream cup”. He had his ice-cream paid the bill and left. When the waitress came to pick up the empty plate, she was touched. Underneath were ten one-cent coins as tip. The little boy has consideration for the waitress before he ordered his ice-cream. He showed sensitivity and caring. He thought of others before himself.

If we all thought like the little boy, we would have a great place to live. Show consideration, courtesy and politeness. Thoughtfulness shows a caring attitude.

Saturday, September 10, 2005

GOD - a discussion.


- By Anti-Atheist

GOD, the creator of the universe and its ruler. He is the Supreme Being. God is being worshipped by different religions in different norms. In this present world, there are so many religions and so many religious facts. But, there is an oneness of all religious facts among the religions. That is, GOD. Many say that god is beneficent and merciful; but man is ever thankless. Some people may not agree to the above statement, but many people agree to it. There were/are many personalities saying that, there is nothing like god. They are called as atheist. Atheist does not believe in god.

According to Christianity, Adam and Eve were the first human beings in the world. Their birth was not like other humans. God created them. They worshipped Jesus as god. Even though Jesus was worshipped as god, many didn’t accept it. So there was partition between them. They were split into two different communities as Protestants and Roman Catholics. Even though they both belong to one religion called Christianity, they treat each of them as enemies. This enemy relationship was started and still continued by this atheist. There was not an oneness among all to worship god. Protestants started worshipping Jesus, who is the messenger of god and Catholics started worshipping mother Mary who gave birth to Jesus. Till now ditheism was not accepted by any of these two different peoples because of atheist. Atheist is the main cause for creating problems in religions and among religions.

According to Hindu religion, there are so many god and goddess. But there are no two groups separating the religion. But still, here too so many atheist survived and surviving. Thanthai.Periyar, a famous personality made many changes in Tamil nadu. Many started liking him, but not all. Since he was against god. Normally, Hindus worship god as idol norms. He is a person who is 100% against god (i.e.) he is a pukka atheist. He slippered god and garlanded god with slippers. He decided to deicide. He started insisting everybody in atheism and to depend on work and not on god. He is a Practical man, but still when comes to a religion we have to accept the Religious facts. As a result of his disbelief in god, he became a leper. His liberty in his lifetime was gradually eroded like water eroded the cliffs on the bank.

God creates mankind. All visible and invisible things are god’s creation. God is nature. God is love. God is all in the present world. We can’t reject god as he is not seen by our naked eyes, but god not at all rejects our requests. Atheism has to be eroded from us and thearchy should be accepted. Deicide is still in practice in the form of sacrificing gods in certain images. Ditheism in Christianity and anti-atheism in Hindu religion has to be practiced in the future.


- By Anti-Atheist

Hurricane Katrina

Hurricane Katrina was one of the most destructive tropical cyclones ever to hit the United States. It caused extensive damage to the coastal regions of Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama on August 29, 2005. By late morning of August 29, the storm caused several sections of the levee system in New Orleans, Louisiana to collapse. Subsequent flooding over most of the city, a large part of which lies below sea level, resulted in widespread damage and many deaths, largely due to inadequate hurricane preparedness for New Orleans.

Later estimates placed the death toll in the thousands, and the damage is expected to surpass Hurricane Andrew as the costliest natural disaster in U.S. history (estimates run as high as $100 billion). Over a million people were displaced — a humanitarian crisis on a scale unseen in the U.S. since the Great Depression.

Federal disaster declarations blanketed 90,000 square miles (233,000 km²) of the United States, an area almost as large as the United Kingdom. The hurricane left an estimated five million people without power, and it may take up to two months for all power to be restored. On September 3, Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff described the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina as "probably the worst catastrophe, or set of catastrophes" in the country's history, referring to the hurricane itself plus the flooding of New Orleans.

Thursday, September 08, 2005

My Trip to Kerala

This is my first post in my blog. I going to share my wondefull experience which i had with my family when we went for kerala tour. Kerala, a very beautiful state which completely floats on water. It is completely surrounded by back waters. I have been to various places in kerala like Palakkad's Vembanad Lake, which is the largest lake in the state. Then went to Athirapilly Falls, where the Punnagai Mannan (Tamil) movie has been taken. One request to you all, please have a visit to the above said falls and see how mother nature is playing on the mountains. I even got a chance to got to Kumarakom. It is most wonderfull place in the whole state, where number of resorts like Taj, Days Inn, etc., are located. Then I went to Kovalam, the last part of the state. There are two beaches here. One is completely for Sun bath and the other is filled with resorts. The Le Royal Meridian's Resort is the most beautiful resort among all. The Architecture design of the resort makes our eyes unbelievable. In short, the mother nature has permanently stayed here. Other than beaches and waters, the whole state is filled with number of very big temples like Guruvayoor Sree Krishna Temple, Ettumanoor Sree Mahadevar Temple, etc., I am really happy by sharing and recollecting my wonderfull experience with you.

Sunday, September 04, 2005

Welcome to Karthik World

Hello Visitor!!!

I heartfully welcome you to the world of my likes and dislikes...

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