Category Archives: LIFE

MNS Attacks Railway exam centres


MNS activists attacked the students at the railway exam centers today  morning for the only reason that they were not maharashtrians .  These perverted acts of violence are not new to us anyway  .Remember earlier this year when they they attacked north indian workers in mumbai and the remarks made on amitabh bhachan .

The most depressing and shocking fact is that they even justify it by saying that they want only local students to attend it.There were Protests like this earlier too at some engineering college where they demanded 90 percent reservation for the locals.This is silly . Every Indian whether from north ,south ,east or west has the right to study or work at his choice of place .Doesn’t he ?? If not whats the use calling ourselves citizen of independent india . Right to freedom which is one of the fundamental rights of our country allows a person to reside or settle at any part of the country. So the justifications  does not  make any sense at all . It just promotes regionalism.

Just look at the bigger picture . Imagine every state has a party that comes up and fights for priority for their own state people.Now its just jobs and education ,next they will say we don’t want them to live in our state because they use more resources like food ,electricity etc and they beat up people . Eventually .people will stop going to other states . Woudn’t that be a big blow to the integrity  of the nation as a whole . Imagine a time when our country of over a billion people are limited within states . The time when INDIA will be a nation as whole only on the world MAP .Do we need such regional divides too  when the country is still searching for way to curb communal and cultural divides !!!

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The World according to AMERICA – Funny pics


These are not my creations…stumbled across them while browsing.You can have a look at many more pics like these right here

GANGULY TO BID ADIEU


After almost 2 years of speculation among the cricket fans ganguly finally decides to call it a day  from test cricket. Yes , but that’s only after the India Australia series gets over . Anyways this is the best time he could do it .Considering the current Australian team as the weakest ever ,wouldn’t it be great for the former  captain to end his career on a winning note .

Speaking of his career in test cricket ,Prince of kolkatta had the best starts any player would dream of . A century in his debut test against england in 1996  marked the emergence of one of the best players india has produced not to forget that he has been the most successful Indian captain abroad .

Ganguly has been unable to keep a permanent spot in the Indian squad ever since the greg-ganguly saga in 2005 . There has been a constant pressure on him from former players , anit-ganguly cricket fans and ofcourse the media . Everyone knows the hype that these news channels create and its a feast for them when it comes to cricket. Media has been a little too harsh on him . Ok He was not playing well , but that doesn’t mean u will make his life even more miserable . Even a week back i saw a poll in one of the news channels

Would u want the senior players to retire one by one or in a single go ???

now Isnt it a silly question ?? …. of course there are lots of  lame polls like this  but this seemed more off track . Who are Media to decide when a  player should retire ?? People forget these were the once  main pillars of indian cricket team when batting was considered the main strength of indian cricket team . Dont they even have a personal choice of ending their career at their own will .

Being a Die hard sachin fan its depressing to hear people who have done nothing advising sachin to retire . I mean its totally weird to give advice to a guy who has over 25000 runs in international cricket ,who is considered the best next only to the legend sir donald bradman .I just wish people would let players decide themselves  If u cant support them during their lean patch plz dont make it worse .

Anyways i have deviated from the topic i guess ,coming once again to ganguly .

One-Day Career Batting and Fielding (1989/90-2007/08)
M I NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct
Overall 423 407 42 15161 183 41.53 31 93 129
Test Career Batting and Fielding (1996-2008)
M I NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 SRate Ct
India 109 180 15 6888 239 41.74 15 34 51.36 71

You can have even more detailed view of his career right here .

Test

  • Captained India in a record 49 Test matches
  • Led India to a record 21 Test wins
  • His test average has never been less than 40.

ODIs

  • Hold the record of most 200+ ODI partnerships (6 times) along with Sachin Tendulkar and Ricky Ponting.
  • Holds the record, shared with Sachin Tendulkar, for most 1st wicket ODI partnerships of 175+ runs (7 times).
  • Holds the record, shared with Mahendra Singh Dhoni, for the second highest score by an Indian cricketer in an ODI — 183, against Sri Lanka in 1999.
  • Held the record, shared with Sachin Tendulkar, for the highest first wicket partnership for India in an ODI match, 258, against Kenya in 2001. This record was bettered by Sri Lankan opening pair of Jayasuriya and Tharanga in 2006 at Headingley.
  • Was involved in the first 300 run ODI partnership with Rahul Dravid.
  • Sixth on the all time list with 31 man of the match awards.
  • He is also the only player to win 4 consecutive man of the match awards in ODIs.
  • India’s most successful ODI captain.
  • First Indian to score an ODI century against Australia in Australia.
  • Highest ODI runs scorer in the world (in a calendar year) in 1997,1999,2000.
  • Third in the list of hitting maximum number of sixes in ODIs.
  • Second in the list of highest number of centuries in a single calendar year ever. 7 centuries in 2000.

Source: wikipidea

Now thats a decent ,perhaps more than a decent record and i remember his one day average at about 46 once before his bad patch started .

You support him or not  but the moments he gave us will be fresh for every cricket fan . i dont think anyone will ever forget the special moment when india won the natwest series in England . The next best highlight of the finals after the matching winning partership between yuvaraj and kaif was  the way sourav reacted  by removing his Tshirt and waved it 😀 .

I am sure if not for the resentment around him he would have at least hoped to play for a couple of years after all he was back in form after sitting out of the team for a year and a half . Otherwise why would a man who said 2 weeks back would suddenly make a decision to quit .

Anyways I just wish him Good luck for his future .

Navarathri Golu


Its festive time everywhere in india with a difference that people call it with different names and celebrate differently . WIth the start of navaratri people are busy here preparing for Golu/kolu . Heck !! i dont know how it should be written ..tamil script is confusing 😦 . Anyways There are not many Tamil readers of this blog so i thought it would be a good idea to write a post about something that people follow here religiously .

Now don’t fall into conclusions that i am religious just because i am writing the post ,Infact i am the worst in my family when i comes to religious activities. Last two days i have been helping my cousin in his preparation for golu . So wrting the post about it seemed the most obvious for me .With my mom and my sister away from home I dont have any source of info now to go deep into this but i would share everything i know 😉 .

chettiyar pic
chettiyar pic

Golu is a custom that is practiced here in tamil nadu  during the navarathri days  to worship goddess shakti/devi as mark of victory of good over evil.Three – three days are allotted each for goddess durga goddess lakshmi and goddess saraswati . Relatives and friends are invited to the house usually ladies and girls . As far as i know , the festival is purely for girls 😛 .

The First part in setting up of a golu is to form a  base structure that is steps  called as Padi ,which is usually kept in odd numbers. My grandparents used to have wooden steps those days but nowadays people have gone way ahead . There are ready made Iron steps available which after use can be dismantled and used like a shelf  . Arranging it is a tough job though .. IT took me and my cousin about 3 hours to arrange the iron rods .

Once the steps are ready , each of them  is decorated with small idols or dolls of gods or goddess . The first step usually has a chettiyar doll like the one u can see at the right side. Other steps are decorated with various colorful dolls of various gods or anything that appears good ..

Shopkeepers keep their shops stuffed with dolls  well before the festival starts and the Creativity of the doll makers has added more beauty  . A group of women praying in front of tulasi plant , a ramayana set ,  DASAVATHARAM are some examples of innovations that doll makers have brought into this festival .  Dasavatharam set  being the latest craze  consists of 10 dols each portraying one of the 10 avatars of lord vishnu .Infact its the latest craze and my cousin bought a set too 😉 .

The creativity doesn’t end with just doll makers . Once their steps are decorated with thes colorful and lively dolls  people try something creative too  like setting up a  miniature park , zoo  ,a cricket match or anything else one could think of .

Once the Golu is set , people form the locality ,relatives are invited to the house . Mostly its the girls and ladies ( like i said before women’s festival) . On a lighter not guys are usually waiting  for this festival so that they could see some good looking girls  however i have been always unlucky on this part  😦  .

Sundal
Sundal

Girls sing kirthanais (bhajans !!! hope i am right) to please the gods. At the end they are given some gift and sundal to eat. Sundal is a dish made up of items like groundnuts ,peas etc. For each day a unique type of sundal is made which makes 9 different recipeis for the whole navaratri . Sundal is basically popular with the little ones. Although i had no interest in golus during my childhood i used to visit each home with my mom just to bring back sundal. The amount of sundal i collected those days was enough for me to survive on for a week . 😛

The festival’s end is marked by changing the position of a special doll (whose name i forgot) The doll is laid down horizontally which symbolically puts them to sleep . Then all the dolls are removed one by one and put into a trunk or whatever can hold them all . Next year same thing is followed with the additions of new innovative dolls.

Oh …btw here’s the golu at my cousin’s house ..

“LOVE”LY TAG


Tags galore in blogosphere these days . I have been reading this tag in almost all the blogs that i follow . so here’s my part too 😉 .

Anniyan and scorpria have tagged me this time

RULE #1 : People who have been tagged must write their answers on their blogs and replace any question that they dislike with a new question formulated by themselves.
RULE #2 : Tag 6 people to do this quiz and they cannot refuse. These people must state who they were tagged by and cannot tag the person whom they were tagged by. Continue this game by sending it to other people.

1. If your lover betrayed you, what will your reaction be?

I will be depressed and shocked . Betrayal is the most cruel thing in the world .

2. If you can have a dream to come true, what would it be?

Thats a difficult question . i usually have nightmares and i wouldn’t want them to become true . 😛

3. What is the one thing most hated by you?

Well , There is one whole post on it . You better check that out .

4. What would you do with a billion dollars?

 

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WORLD TOUR 😛

 

I would go on a world tour 😛 .

I will take my gf’s family too along 😀

5. Will you fall in love with your best friend?

I am not a gay 😛 (idea of this answer taken from scorpria’s blog 😛 )

6. Which is more blessed, loving someone or being loved by someone?

I think being loved by someone is more blessed .

7. How long do you intend to wait for someone you really love?
Well , i dont intend to love her after she gets married to someone else . So definately not forever .

8. If the person you secretly like is already attached, what would you do?

I will try to prove that i am the better one and i could love thousand times more than the other guy .IF the girl still is unmoved then i guess i would have to wait for someone who would care for me .

9. If you like to act with someone, who will it be? Your gf/bf or an actress/actor?

I have no acting experience so if the producer wants to elude bankruptcy it would be wise if my co star is a professional actress . However if my gf is good in acting i dont mind acting with her 😛

10. What takes you down the fastest?

Gravity !! :mrgreen:

11. How would you see yourself in ten years time?

Like i said in my previous post I would be married , ofcourse 😛

12. What’s your fear?
As this post is related to love , i would say i fear that the girl i would propose would reject me 😦 .

13. What kind of person do you think the person who tagged you is?

Anniyan – A very nice and a freindly guy , an avid gamer who wants to be a game programmer too.. On a lighter note harsha’s first night partner 😆 .

Scorpria – The pretty lady and Ms. charming of blogosphere . The girl responsible for vagaries of love 😛

14. Would you rather be single and rich or married but poor?

This is quite an impractical question . I would love to be married and rich because i dont think there are many girls around who would want to marry a poor guy . Are there 🙄 ??? .

15. What’s the first thing you do when you wake up?
I stop the alarm and sleep again for another 5 minutes 😉 . and the 5minutes usually extends upto next 15 minutes .

16. Would you give all in a relationship?

Yes! Anything ..

17. If you fall in love with two people simultaneously, who would you pick?

He he .. .. well , the one who scores more in my “Beauty with Brains” contest 😆 :mrgreen: .

18. Would you forgive and forget no matter how horrible a thing that special someone has done?

I may forgive but its very unlikely that i will forget it , if it is so horrible .

19. If you get to go back in time and fall in love all over again , would it still be with the same person?

Let me first fall in love seriously then i will decide it 😛 .

20. List 6 people to tag

ISH

PRIYA

Aravind

VIDYA

Manasa

Chakoli

ONE DAY AT THE CALL CENTER


Ladies and gentlemen  , i hereby announce that this is very much the real me and not my ghost . Yes , i am alive . I have been doing the disappearing act for the last 2 weeks .Well,had been a little busy so couldn’t read ur blogs and couldn’t even reply to ur comments for my last post  😦 . Anyway it took my last 2 hours to read all the unread posts in my reader . PHEW !!!!  Having so many good blogs that u cant stop reading isn’t easy !!!  🙂

Now , coming back to the post , before u make any conclusions let me tell u this post has nothing to do with the novel One night at the call center or with its author Chetan bhagat 😛 .The only reason that made to keep this title was to make u guys a little  curious 😛 .

Well ,most of u know that i have been ranting here in my blog about not getting my joining date 😦  .  I have been trying to find some alternatives but considering that  IT industry  is in deep shit ,its very unlikely that i would be able to find a new job . So for the mean time me and my friends thought of  geting into some BPO/callcenter till our respective recruiters gives us joining date  .

Yesterday as planned we( 5 of us) decided to go to a reputed BPO here in chennai where they have walk in’s daily .Along with another guy, i  reached the place at about 11 and were surprised to see more than 100 students already there waiting ,apparently many for them were like us , fresh ,bright and useless engineers 😛 .

Almost all of them were carrying big files which were supposedly containing their certificates .WE had none .We were just carrying our resumes in hand. Once my other friends came we decided to give our resume in the reception .AFter an hour or so we were called and had some kind of registration . Then we were asked to wait again. We were happy to get some unoccupied seats 🙂 .  30 minutes later we had initial screening . WE were asked to sit in a group of  about 10 ppl  .The HR gave a brief overview about the company and after which she asked each one of us to  tell us about our favorite fruit . Funny eh ?? they supposedly wanted to know how good we speak  .After last guy spoke she wrote something in each one of our resumes and gave to us.  Then their was a panel round where we were bombarded with questions by 2 HR’s .  We were then separated in voice and non voice groups .Apparently those who spoke well were allotted  voice and others non voice .

ME and one of my friend were got voice and other 3 got  non voice . One guy left without completing the interview further because he dint want non voice .OTher two guys were about to leave too but we convinced them to stay . Me and the guy who was selected for voice were asked to go to another center 20 km away for having an interview with some manager .Meanwhile the nonvoice candidates were given a peice of paper and asked to write about some topic 😛

WE started at about 530 and reached the main office at 7 . We waited there till 9 30  and observed how ppl were working there . It was kinda boring and we were becoming restless .IT was quite an odd time to have an interview isn’t it .When i couldn’t stand more  i went and said that i am not interested anymore , I will leave ..But the guy insisted that within 10 minutes u will have ur interview .. after 10 minutes the guy came and started the interview and guess what the same old questions ..Tell me abt urslelf  blah blah.  We finished it off and started to move out .The HR asked us to come for an apti round tomorrow  ( i.e. today ) which was supposed to be just an eyewash .

Other 2 friends who were giving their last round got rejected  cuz one of them got so pissed off that he spoke arrogantly to the HRs  😛 . SO me and other guy too dropped the idea of joining as we had lost the interest. After reaching home we had a group chat and we decided to go to some other BPO to try our luck   😛 .

Its almost 1:30 and my eyes are burning ..sorry if the post has some errors not rechecking it now…. gonna hit the bed  .

CHAO !!!

PAST PRESENT AND FUTURE – A TAG !!!!!


Before i start the tag , a small story …

This miracle happened recently at pune . A boy (vishal ) & a girl (janavi) loved sincerely.They used 2 chat in mobile for hours.In order to reduce the expenses both got same network sin . The guy went abroad for a month due to his work .

The girl died in an accident . The girl’s last wish was to bury her along with her mobile . They put the mobile along with her and left .

After a month the guy called and told girl’s mom ” Aunty, I will be coming tomorrow, I want this to be a surprise ,so dont tell Jaanu. ” The lady dint know what to say .

The next day the guy came and asked about jaanu . They told she died .

He said ” Dont joke I spoke with her yesterday” .

No body believed .Suddenly the guy’s mobile rang n displayed ” Jaanu calling ..” .He put his mobile in loud speaker mode so that all could hear it. It was clearly janu’s voice.

Then they all realized that the girl was using vodaphone sim.

Wherever u go the network follows .

😀 😀 😀 😀

 

This was one of the countless Pj’s that ppl never stop sending me . This one just reminded me of nikhil’s vodaphone post . so this PJ is dedicated to him .. 😛 😛 .Ok .so before u guys kill me i will start the tag 😀

I have been reading this tag on various blog and having nothing usefull to write now i thought to try this one 😛 .So here we go

The rules

Two questions in each category answer them and then tag your friends from the blog-o-sphere. (Simple enough right) Leave a comment on their blog letting them know they have been tagged and you are all set. “

Yesterday:-

  • My oldest memory:-

My oldest memory ,if not oldest , surely the best one ,is sitting in my neighbors house and watching my mom asking for a recommendation letter fto join in a nearby school because i had flunked the test . They were not taking me into the first standard 😛 .

 

Calvin writing test

Calvin writing test

 

  • What were you doing 10 years ago?

10 years ago i had my first ..umm second…never mind …i had a crush on a girl named natasha 😛 . She was so beautiful 😛 . She was not in my class so was searching her in the school corridors 😉

Today

  • Your first thought today morning:

Morning ?? i must be in my dreams . Woke up by 12 only so it makes it afternoon ,well, all i remember thinking is what am i supposed to do today . Its so boring to spend each day like this doing nothing 😦

 

calvin bored

calvin 🙂

 

  • If you built a time capsule today what would it contain?

It would contain my PC , my mobile , complete calvin and hobbes collection, a soft copy of my blog 😉 and ofcourse my pics 😛

Tomorrow:

  • This year:-

This year is going to be long really long..With IT slowdown i dont feel i am going to get my joining date this year 😦

  • What do you see yourself doing 14 years from now?

i would be 35 years old and i see myself playing with my kids 😛

Everyone in my blogroll are tagged 😛 .

 

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