28 October, 2009

He And She - Is it because of destiny or themselves ?

This short story explains about He and She, a complex relationship that started off well but had a break-up all of a sudden because of their own acts. Even if this story seems to be big for a blog post, it could reflect some of your memories at least once before you finish reading.

He: A guy who was very adamant, arrogant and short tempered during his teenage.
A guy who only talks with his fellow guys during college days may be because of his ego or a feeling that why should He go and talk to girls. But now has changed totally opposite and has turned into a responsible person who makes every move with utmost care to handle all the relationships around him.

SHE: A girl who mingles easily with anyone on earth and does anything for people whom She likes most. A girl who can easily attract anyone with her smile, an ambivert, a bit more possessive and egoistic than every other women.
Now She just wanted to enjoy her Life and will do anything for that as Her past was filled with sorrow because of a worst relationship.

For the past three months, they dint have a word with each other and they would blame each other for their act and deny the fact that it’s their inner ego that stopped them from talking. They work in the same company/building but they didn’t meet each other for long time. It was 10 days back, a Friday evening when he saw her on the corridor talking with someone over the phone. He was not willing to see Her as He doesn't want to spoil Her mood rather than saying that He thought He would be insulted. He just took his ipod from his pocket and was looking at it simply whilst crossing her. As He saw from the corner of his eyes, He could hardly get a glimpse of Her. And with in that 12 steps He walked to cross her, He could remember each and every moment that He shared with Her. All the incidents that happened during their 1.5 yrs of relationship flashed his mind,

It was Her who use to call him over the phone frequently during the initial stages as She likes His way of speech and sense of humor. Initially they use to talk twice or thrice a week for a short span of time and this slowly became a regular habit. Then they started to call each other daily which later turned up spending hours together over the phone. It was so new and exciting for Him because He had asked his friends many times that "what you guys will talk with a girl for hours together, will it not be so boring for you?”
And when He started doing the same he blamed his watch for ticking so quickly because He found hours together just passing away as minutes.

One day, it was 1:30 AM, He realized that already they had conversed for more than 3 hours but He couldn’t stop it as He was deeply involved in the same. She narrated her whole college days (4 years) in those three hours. Each and every moment seemed like she had been desperately waiting so long in her Life to narrate the incident that happened to her. It was the best conversation that they had and He would never forget in His Life.

As days passed by, they got to know each other's likes and dislikes well and their friendship grew faster. As they became closer, the expectations became more and that was the root cause of their difference of opinion. They had lots of small rivals and when ever they had some fight they would call each other within a short span of time at least to justify their act or to pacify each other.She used to say "the more we fight, the more we become intimate towards each other”. He always reminds himself with those words whenever they fought for some reasons and try to convince her. After one point of time, they had some kind of feeling towards each other but, He always use to tell His friends that She is just a good friend. It is because, He wanted to keep his feelings under control and doesn't want to cross His limits.

Aug 17th 2008, the day when he felt both the extremes of emotions because of his own mistake which He cannot forget in his Life time. She was too happy when He gave the dress He bought for Her, at the same time His mom was too angry and shocked on hearing the conversation they had. It was his headset which helped his mom to hear the conversation, as he had unknowingly pressed the speed dial (speed dialing set for His dad's mobile number) key in his unlocked mobile kept in his trousers. When He reached home His mom told each and every dialogue that He told her when giving the dress He couldn't even react in such a situation and was unable to defend himself. He felt very guilty for making his parents unhappy and He was the only reason for losing his parents' trust on him.

He was too confused and was ambivalent to continue the relationship.So He thought to get rid of Her but knew that it was not as much easy as He thought because "The greater you show your love and affection towards someone, the greater you feel the pain when you lose them". And deep in his mind He felt that he should not let out the relationship and end it abruptly without any kind of communication because it was She who became very close to Him with in a short span of time. So He just wanted to be a good friend who can accompany her up to certain extent in Life.

October 28th 2008, She was expecting a call only from him at 00:00 hours as it was Her birthday but He turned up only at 10:30 Am to wish her. It was like a name sake wish and this gave her loads of disappointment on the happiest day. He very well knew that she would be expecting his call, but His idea of getting no more closer with her made him do that for which He felt very bad of himself. But even after that, she got convinced and they were talking as usual.

January 14th 2009, 11:29 PM: He started his bike to come back home after dropping Her at the hostel. While driving back home He was recollecting the words that she spoke during the 15 minutes travel from their office to Her hostel. She just asked Him one question which was definitely from her heart. But she was very careful in putting the words and expressing it because she doesn't wants Him to mistake Her. All that He came to know was She liked him very much and it was more than friendship for her.
Being questioned in a such a way by a girl, no guy will wait to propose and it was a nice chance for Him to express his feelings. But He didn't do that, instead passed some comments and made fun of it at that time. Because the moment he heard that, his mom's face flashed his mind, as He very well knew that His mom's priority for his wish would be third and the first two places would be bagged by Caste and Society. And He was just being practical at that moment because She could get a better relationship than Him but He is the only hope for His family.

If He has not been a part of the family where He has to bear all the responsibilities and take care of His sick dad and adolescent sister, He would have gone against his parents.It is not that He did not like her but He doesn't want to shatter three lives for his own happiness.

After that incident, they couldn't get closer to each other. But He was behaving as before, cracking jokes and teasing Her. His same kinda behavior which made her happy during the initial stages now made her think as insults and made her angry that had developed some kind of aversion towards Him. Slowly She stopped talking to him as She use to tell that she would drop something which is troubling and bothering Her much, but He tried to maintain the old friendship and it was all in vain because He didn’t get good response from the other end. So He decided not to disturb Her but it wasn't that easy for Him to forget Her soon. He would be reminded of Her Whenever He hears her favorite song or whenever He thought that He should forget Her or whenever He crosses her bay in their office and this happened at least once daily.

Today, October 28th 2009, He just wanted to wish her at 00:00 hours but even now something is stopping him from wishing because he really doesn't want to spoil her mood for the second consecutive time.He doesn't know whether she would attend his phone call or become happy if he wishes him first.

So as a token of gift he would like to dedicate this post for her and wish her HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!! at least here in his own diary of memories.

And It was destiny that made them meet during there training program but,it was their own actions, emotions and feelings that made them feel "So Close ... Yet So Far"

PS: Never break 4 things in our life - Trust, Relation, Promise & Heart because when they break, they don make noise but pains a lot.

23 October, 2009

The X-Factor. Is it serious or Am I taking it seriously?

I was elated when I saw the mail from BlogAdda stating that this post has been selected as one of the top posts for this week's 'Spicy Saturday Picks'.I just cant express my feelings because I was too unhappy when I wrote this post but now I am on cloud nine because of BlogAdda. Thanks to BlogAdda :)

And now, I became a victim of the appraisal system followed in my company. I have heard lot of stories from my friends about organizational politics and about the appraisal system followed in their company and now I think I too can tell them a story about the system followed in my company with which they rate the employees.

The story goes like this, my company follows a bi-annual performance review with which they rate the employees twice a year and give them a salary hike based on their year end performance. For the 2009 - 2010 mid-year appraisal I was pretty confident that I would be given a fair rating as I expected and for the work I did after having discussion with my appraiser. But I was disappointed when I saw my rating and I was not at all happy on the number that was given to me for the work I have done during the last 6 months. There were lot of heated arguments in the post-rating discussion that lasted for more than 45 minutes, but at the end of the day it was all anger and disappointment that accompanied me to my home. To get rid of all my tension and pressure and to have good sleep I told everything to my dad whom I consider as my advisor in every aspect of LIFE. He is also my role model as he worked so hard to come up and bring us to this level in LIFE.

The next day, Friday I went late to office and I had no mood to work. I called my appraiser again for a discussion, but she was busy with her work. At this time I got a forward sms from my dad that stated, "If people around are trying to pull down, it means that you are above them! Be proud, attitude it matters". This message brought a smile on my face as he tried to pacify me, but I was thinking again and again of what and how to talk and I prepared myself for the discussion. The day passed by, my watch struck 6:00 PM and the whole bay looked dry as it was a Friday evening. But I just wanted to finish off the discussion or else I will spoil my weekend by keep on thinking the uncertain and unfair things that happened to me. I again got a sms from my dad again asking for the status of the discussion. Now he advised me not to become angry while discussing and not to argue too much as these things would be decided by the HRD and top level managers, so there won't be much use in arguing. He also quoted the famous slogan which his company employees used to say, "Executive work for manager... Manager work for themselves”. On seeing that message, I thought of leaving the office without having the discussion as I became very tired of waiting for the whole long day and when it was quarter past 6 , my appraiser called me for the discussion.

I explained all the work that I did in the last 6 months and I only expected some credit and recognition for that. I relatively compared myself and the work done with my friend who was given a better rating.(I just compared the work and not the rating... I even did this because when the appraiser just compares and rates relatively, why should I not do this while justifying my work.. ) But, to be frank I dint bother about his rating and I dint compare my rating with his rating. I just expected a number which I even told my appraiser during my initial discussion before giving rating. I dint ask for something that cannot be given for me and it was all a fraction of number that disturbed me this much because I consider the rating as a motivational factor and not as a mere number.

But, after putting down all my questions to my appraiser , the answer I constantly got for most of questions was, 'This is how the system works, and this is how we have been asked to do’. And during the discussion only I got to know about the so called appraisal system that is being followed. They do some sort of numbering and rank the employees who work in the same project to achieve a common goal and then rate them relatively in a scale of 5.

I will say that the appraisal process that is followed in my company is mere playing with numbers and it is just to get the work done from the employee by setting some goals and attributes. But at the end of the year, they do add some amount of money to your salary. I strongly feel that the system which is being followed to arrive at the X-factor is the draw back of my company and not all the employees would be benefited or recognized with such a kind of rating system. It is one out of the blue who get the real recognition and credit for the work done.

I don’t even want to use the word 'my company' anymore as I am just one amongst the 1.4 lakh people who work day and night for money, losing their precious time without even enjoying the LIFE. After all everybody is working for money, but there is something beyond that. You can name it as satisfaction, the happy feeling that you will have after completing a task successfully which develops self-confidence in oneself and motivates to perform better and better. It would be apt if I quote what Mr.Narayanamoorthy said," Don't Love your company, Love your job because you may not know when your company will stop loving you."

Some people may say that if your company is benefited you will be benefited, but I would say that, it is always the company which is being benefited at the end and not the employee. They don’t care about the employee's inner feelings or emotions. But at the end of the day, it is the employee who gets de-motivated, deflated because of the unfair judgment.

When I narrated this to my dad, he just told me, “Don’t get de-motivated by this, because there is a long way to go in your life and you have now only stepped into the organization. Just think and play this different ball game carefully”. From then I was thinking and working on how to handle such a situation and how to get a better rating in the future or even I can say that I am preparing myself for not to care or worry much about this motivational/de-motivational factor.

08 September, 2009

Unexpected Announcement - Made my sister happy

Hurray!!!! Great Escape!!! Were the words I heard as I woke up today morning, it was my sister who came shouting with the daily in her hand. It was all because of the unexpected Announcement by the Union HRD minister to abolish the Class X board exam from 2011.And this is reason for my sister's happiness as she belongs to the first batch who will be benefited out of this announcement as she is currently pursuing her 9th std.

Of course this will be the happiest news for everyone who is not studying class X currently as they need to take up the board exam for the current year.But they will be graded from A1 to E2 where the former being Exceptional and the latter, Unsatisfactory.

The next question my mom asked me on hearing the news was, then how to seek admission in another school for class XI?

And here comes the answer for this question, students who are willing to change their school in class XI can take up an online/ offline/on demand assessment. The Central Board of Secondary Education will issue a certificate for the same which can be used in other schools while seeking admission.

The assessment can also be taken by interested students for which the certificate will not be issued and the assessment will be held more than once a year.So after reading this info I can tell what runs in your mind, as the same struck me too ;)

Was it a right decision to make Class X board exams optional?

Will the students become lethargic and lose their grip over studies?

But we need to wait for one more year to know the impact of the change....

01 September, 2009

Hasile Fisile ... The real Mesmerizer from Aadhavan :)

Anbe unnal manam freezing
Adada kaadhal endrum amazing
Excuse me let me tell you something
Nee sirithaal iphone tring tring
Veesum ambu enmel paaya
Kadhal vandhu ennai aala
Varuvayo enai kaapaatra
Vandhaal madisaaiven vaazha.......

And after this comes the real and usual tongue twister of Harris' composition.The song has everything in it, the panning effect, echoing, the usual male/female humming and a rap that goes with the beats in between the song, and this is no different from usual Harris' compositions. Even though all his songs sound similar, it will be nice to hear and this is definitely one of the best mesmerizers.And whatever it may be, this is yet another typical number by Harris which is undoubtedly going to be the most favorite song of the film.

I just downloaded the song yesterday morning but believe me, I heard this song more than 15 times today itself and even now its being played in my ipod while I write this post.I would definitely say that this song has enriched my thoughts, feelings, behaviour and the mood during my day as I was listening to this again and again. The song brought the best feeling in me when I just heard it with my eyes closed before going to bed yesterday night which made me hear the song repeatedly.

Definitely Harris Jayaraj had influenced me a lot with the best talent that he has got and the credit goes to the singers Karthik/Harini/Burn and Maya.And on hearing the song again and again if you imagine about the visualisation , then here comes a short clip for your imagination :D

About the movie: For the first time KS.Ravikumar and Harris has joined hands which is sure to be a blockbuster. Tamil cinema will soon get a smart villan with this film,Surya who is gonna perform in negative shades for the first time in his life.
PS: Waiting eargerly to see the full picturization of the song soon in big screen :o)

30 August, 2009

And today she got married...

I feel pity for the guy who is going to suffer for the rest of his life after losing his bachelorhood today. If he has not enjoyed his LIFE while being single, then he could definitely not know the meaning of happiness in his Life. What else I can say or feel for the guy who has taken a decision that makes him regret till his end.

Even if I pass such sarcastic comments I have a small feeling for myself that I have missed a beautiful girl in my Life.She was one of the good looking girls in my college and was top on the list.I would say that God was in his best mood when he created her :D,you should have known by this time that I had crush on her on seeing the way I described her.Yes, offcourse she was my first crush during college days and I started to look at her from my first semester itself but I didn’t tell this to my friends also. We belong to same department, Electronics and communication Engineering and We were also from the same location and had to travel in the same college bus daily.

She boards the bus at the last stop while going to college and hence disembarks first while returning home and I usually adore her during this one hour journey to/fro our college.It all came to light one day during the second year,it was a dry day as usual in the college and I was eagerly waiting for the hour hand of my watch to struck 4:00 PM so that I get a chance to see her in the bus while going back home and rejuvenate myself for 1 hour while the other guys will be busy sleeping.She was looking too good in her white salwar and I really thank the designer for making such a design which portrayed her like an angel.Daily when she gets ready to disembark the bus, I feel like the time is running so fast and shouldn't I have the power to pause the time, so that I can adore her for hours together.

And today before her stop came I stood up quickly and went to the rear entrance of the bus to see her. At the back of my mind, I was calculating the number of hours I had to wait to see her again the next day morning in the bus :P .I lost myself while admiring her because of which I failed to notice the guys who were awake. The move made by me from the fourth seat of the bus to the rear entrance was noted by every other guy in the bus.As I was seeing her getting down the bus through the front entrance, suddenly I heard a loud chorus sound from the guys out there and immediately I came back and sat.But she got a small smile on her face on seeing which I became very happy.

From the next day,the guys use to yell my name when she leaves the bus and this continued almost daily,but I couldn't see any kind of reaction on her face.I was doing lot of li'l things to impress her during the travel but some guys will pass comments and spoil the scene.I also had lot of competition in the game (after all LIFE is a Game), yeah some guys also had guts to propose her and they got disqualified (rejected by her ;P )

I came to know about her arrogance through some of the common friends but I thought I could change her if I start talking to her.But at one side I couldn't even stop the guys who were constantly making fun of us as I use to tease them a lot when they talk to other girls.In the meantime I also had some motivation towards my studies and I was keen in pursuing my MBA . so I along with my friends joined coaching class for cracking CAT.The first induction class was about to start and we heard a breathless voice,

'Excuse me sir !! May I come in? '

the whole class turned towards the entrance which was at the back of the class, and to my surprise, it was she who was gasping for breath as she came running all over the corridor to reach the class on time. As she walked towards the first bench, all the guys out there stared at her and I was not an odd man out. But lot of things were running on my mind, I was questioning myself,the God and my friend who was sitting near me.

Has she joined in this class because I joined here?

-- No, came as an immediate reply from my friend.

if no, why should she come in the same batch for which I had come?

-- Maybe to see me ;P was his reply for which I laughed instantly.

Oh,God wat can I call this ? an accident ? a coincidence ?

-- If it is an accident, it is sure to take off my heart.I answered myself.

As days passed by I got chance to see her more number of times and the same has turned negative because when ever I see her, my friends use to tease(that too loudly) and she almost got irritated at one point of time.This created an aversion towards me and she started to tell everyone that I was behind her.

I usualy don't talk with girls in the college because of the ego that questions me, why should I go and talk? Why can't they come and talk?
This had also created a bad impression on me for which I dint even care and two years more had passed in the same way and it was time for us to attend 10 days employability camp at my college and we had to stay at the college hostel.She was also in the eligible students list and even though I felt happy, I was thinking how to avoid her so that I can atleast make her happy.Whilst I was thinking this way she just thought that I was a rougue and she had commented about me to her friends.

But, by one way or the other I should be thankfull to her because if she hadn't commented about me in that way I could not have cleared the interview to get into the Indian IT giant.Even at that time fate did not let me go alone,she also got placed in the same company and we had training at Trivandrum for 3 months during which I tried my best to avoid her.I started to mingle with everyone in order to forget her and atlast We were posted permanently in different locations and things started changing.

I really feel sad that I haven't spoke to her even once in my life time, If I had spoken to her atleast once,things could have been different.But there is no point to regret for the act today because by this time she would have lost her spinsterhood. She would have changed from Ms. to Mrs. and somebody who was not there in the race won the game and took home the beautiful trophy :(

After a long time, nearly 1.5 years it was today, her marriage day which made me to think of her again and I hope this should be the last time in my Life she comes to my mind.

And today, one of the player who got disqualified in the middle of the game is gonna take home some other trophy, yeah he is gonna get married with someother girl whom he has loved after college days.

I am sure that I am also going to take home a trophy one day in my LIFE which could be better in all aspects and LIFE moves on...

Moral of my memory : Beauty is not everything,just a depreciating asset and it is Character that contributes to beauty.


Life is crazy because

--> What you want,you don't get
--> What you get,you don't enjoy
--> What you enjoy is not permanent and
--> What you get as permanent is boring .

And "Everything in LIFE happens for a reason,but the hardest part is to find out the reason."

28 August, 2009

Candle making - Reason to Rejoice b/w the siblings

Aishwarya (a) Aishu my cute lil sister,my only sibling whom I consider as my mother's best gift to me in my life time.Being 10 yrs younger than me,pursuing higher secondary education,she very well know how to pester me and get things done from me and I too dont mind doing anything for her.she is like my kid and I use to take all privilege on her but even then we use to fight a lot and it will end up nowhere, sometimes we use to talk the very next moment.I use to have so much fun by teasing her always and she has got used to it.I can say that my sister is sharp in reading my movements or the things that I am doing. I can very well escape from my mom after doing some mistake but not from my sisters eyes.She will be the first to tell the names of the person(that too loudly in front of my mom :P ) to whom I was talking over the phone on just seeing the way I am talking and she knows all my friends name too.One who have siblings,mainly sisters can know better about their sharpness(especially in the above quoted example) and about sibling rivalry too that happens so often.I could say that, this could even more help in understanding your sibling better.

But this time it was more than two weeks I spoke to my sister, its all because of small quarrel which started off for a silly reason,a TV program but ended up like a wrestling match, my mom being the referee between us ;o) lol....
After that if she see's me, I struggle to control my laughter as she used to show some kind of girly facial expressions that usually the girls of that age show and I wanted to talk to her but something stopped me to do so.The same continued for more than two weeks and it came to an end today when I helped her to complete her candle making task given by her Art and crafts teacher.

Actually, it was me who voluntarily involved myself in this candle making because I wanted to talk to her by some way and this paved me a way for that. I also like to do these kind of artistic works and after seeing me she had a charming smile in her face and started explaining me on how to do it.

I know that you all like the way the candle is painted, yes its all because of the paint, the candles are looking good and believe my words, it was me who coloured three candles out of the five. I actually did this to soothen my sister and I also like colouring from my childhood and have done lot of such things in my school days. This task is very easy and interesting which requires these simple steps to be followed as taught by my sister,

1. Take a hand full of paraffin wax crystals.

2. Place it in a hard bowl and heat it until it melts completely.

3. By the time it melts, brush the mould with oil. (Moulds can be even small containers that are even in its shape)

4. place a wick into the candle mould and pour the melted wax into the mould completely.

5. Allow it to cool and gently tap at the end of the mould to get the candles.

Tips : Coloured candles can be made by adding color crayons while melting the wax or even adding colouring agents.

It took around 3 hours for us to complete the whole task and we had a nice experience in candle making which brought back rejoice in me and my sister. My mom also got so much involved and interested on the same and she had planned to get more moulds so that we can use these for decorating purposes too.

17 August, 2009

Good choice of Blog Templates

I strongly believe in the quote "There is always someone who can benefit from knowledge/things you are willing to share"and if some tips is just given wihtout a way to use it, then it wil be of less use.So with respect to my previous post on Blog templates, I share some of the good sites which I came across while I explored the web to get a good one for my weblog.
Here are some links that provides free blogspot templates.Just find the one that suits your blog and override the existing blogspot template.

Best Blogger Templates -- Recommended

Blogger Templates





PS: “As a general rule, the most successful man in life is the man who has the best information.”
you can even share ur templates if any..

12 August, 2009

Blog Template -- An important ingredient !!!

The first and foremost thing that attracts the blog visitors is its look and feel which is nothing but the blog template . If the blog is simple and neat it could easily attract more readers . I dont mean that the content is not important, rather if the template is neat and clean, it can easily attract more people even if the content is less. It is just like getting more marks with a very neat presentation and less content in a board exam which conducted in TamilNadu. The above statement may sound silly but there lies the truth.The famous quote Appearances Are Deceptive will go wrong when it comes to blogs and websites because appearances play a major role here.Simple things to be avoided while building a template,

1.Dark backgrounds with white/light color fonts.(This will strain the eyes and so the readers may not proceed even if the content deserves it)
2.Flashy ads in between posts.(even if it adds some penny to ur pocket, this will be disturbing)
3.Too much of HTML or Javascript (this will definitely take time to load the page)
4.Unwanted widgets(Definitely there should be some widgets like About me,Categories,Archieve etc. but not too much)

So just keep in mind that the blog template is the important ingredient for a blog and if it is not in the correct level it may even spoil the whole blog.

This Day that Year -- 10th Aug 2008 :o)

Hey Guys this post is especially for you all(Mambalam Machos !!!) to remember the days that we spent at kodaikanal last year.Guys but before I start off I would like to tell u that tis is not an ordinary post and Kindly do not find faults in this post ;) and if u visualize when u read this post, I am sure that it can bring out a smile in ur face and our everlasting memories that can make u happy atleast for sometime in your day to day's tiresome job.

I suppose It was 3:00 PM (Madhu need ur help to remember the time... just query ur database and tell me)when we started from our usual hub(Gundo House)here at chennai.The evening started with the distribution of the world's No.1 perfume which was brought all the way from singapore to India by our Bharath.It was around 10:00 PM we all heard a shocking news, the news that shook everyone in our gang especially our gang Big B,the gangs well wisher ,Mr.periyamani(LK) ;o) lol ..except those two guys who were involved in the that.You all remember that flash news which I am trying to bring out ???Definitely this will be the first thing that will strike everyone's mind when we talk about this trip.

Yes it is all about our Bharath's luv story which was brought out to us by Mr.China Gundo(the gr8 stock holder.... ;o) I couldn't get a better name in english guys.. names are welcome in comments..)The moment Ananthu told the news, we all were shocked and were together seeing Bharath and even after sometime LK could not believe what was happening and he was dumbstruck for more than 5 mins...

It was 10:01 PM (Just now I verified the time by checking the details in the recorded version of Bharath's Luv story in ma mobile)he started to explain about a phone call that came from India just by-passing the trunk dialler.We all had a gr8 fun for more than 20 mins. It was only us who spoke a lot more than Bharath in the recording which I heard now.

oh wat a coincidence !!!!! now the time is 10:40 in my watch and by the same time only we heard another news that made us feel a lot. It is nothing but Anand's story whose luv has been unfornately accepted by both the parents and he was narrating how his 2008 LUV story was accepted by his parents (which is also recorded very clearly in my mobile)On hearing this, our well wisher was totally off and he was feeling that he had lost contact from everyone because of which his mantras were out of control and it was all in vain ;o).After hearing two consecutive sad news' everyone went for a sleep and Kishore do u remember the way we spoke with each others' _ _ _ _ _ _ _ "FRIENDS" over the phone at that time.Everyone thought that u were listening to songs but since I was sitting beside u I was aware of the fact u were blushing with ur "So called Friend"(supposed to be ur lady love by now) but even then I couldn't get the conversation that was going on with ur "so called Friend" since I was busy in my work ;o) lol ...(Athu yenaku oru azagiye kanaa kaalam)

I should definitely mention about our gangs silent escaper Sriraman here as he will be posting all the updates to his lady luv but will not be caught by us(romba thirama saali da nee). some guys were out of mood for some time as everybody was engaged in thier own work....Madhu I din't mean u here ;)

Then after a long wait in a petorl bunk somewhere near kodai we managed to fill our tempo's petrol tank and we then reached kodai.Guys u remember the what happened in the place where we waited so long for petrol. Bharath was eating everything that comes to his hand and he was telling the time gap between Singapore and India as a reason for that(apadiye 10 yrs singapore irunthutu vantha maari oru scene potan)

Day 1: After we reached kodai we had a nice sleep and in the evening we just went out somewhere and I couldn't remember the places that we visited during day 1.

Day 2: Chinna Gundo was not feeling well and he was alone in the guest house and he would have missed Vijay a lot (VIJIIIIIIII spoon kondu vaaaaa) The day's lunch was so special that we could definitely not forget our rasam lover Kausik who just drank every drop of Astoria rasam. The way in which he drank it was noted by everyone in the hotel and this was confirmed by the sarcastic comment passed by the server of the hotel(naangaley enga hotel rasathey sapida matom,pasicha pakathu hotel la poi sapiduvom, ivan yena da ipadi kudikaran ithey ;o) lol... )we also had some kind of adventure in some unknown places of kodai..

Day 3: We visited some more usual places where we tuk some unusual snaps, the ultimate one is attached below whereLK eats a small finger sized carrot....

This day was marked by the purchase that was did by Mr.Sriraman to his lady love. Definitely he would have been regretful for the choice of purchase he has made because of the comments we gave.we also watched the all time super hit film Vettaiyadu vilayadu in the tempo itself.After we reached our room,I was cornered by everyone and at the same time I got a call from my FRIEND. Hey Anand do u remember the comment u passed while I was talking over the phone and bcoz of the it I immediately heard a BEEP sound from the other end and the call ended abruptly :(
But I should be thankful to u man, because I could develop intimacy(FRIENDSHIP strong aachu) becoz of the small fight which we had at that time and I could reveal a truth atleast now that I was talkin over the phone at nyte 1:00 Pm when u all slept and I was at cloud nine(for getting such a gudFRIENDSHIP;o) lol)

Day 4: we went for the park and we did cycling for a log time and I cannot forget the feeling I had while cycling, I was just cycling with the help of one hand as I was very busy holding my mobile in the other hand.you all very well know to whom I was talking to.. and after a long gud conversation I had a fight for a silly reason on that evening too :( We went to a Dhaba for dinner where Kishore just to impress the lady server,show cased his talent by asking a masala papad with pickles which made the whole place fun filled.(dai machi ava yenna paathu siricha da .... dai ooorey sirichudu da machi !!!!)

Day 5: we purchased some chocolates and myself and kishore bought dresses for our sisters.I purchased a black tops for my SISTER (Nan vera yaarukum vangina maari yenaku nyabagamey ilaye) and we went for skating which was undoubtedly an unforgettable experience after which we started back to chennai.

SEPARATION is a wound that No one can Heal... But, REMEMBERANCE is a GIFT that No one can steal. Keep MeMories in touch :)

Guys I hope I had gifted u with our memories and was not boring you all with this post .I think u all were taken aback for atleast sometime and hope to see you all again this year also so that we can have some fun filled moments that will last as good memories in our life.

Anyways u all key in ur thoughts and feelings as comments here after reading this post..

PS:How it happened??
Actually myself,Madhu and Ananthu was talking about this in our hub(Ananthu's house only, wat else is a hub for us guys) and suddenly the idea of posting the same striked me and this is how it happened.

11 August, 2009

An Eco-friendly Initiative by Samsung...

Sprint Nextel is on their way to sell the latest samsung - Reclaim moblie with the most sophisticated technology in it.This device can very well be called as an ecological friend since it is manufactured by 80% recycled materials.The outer case is made of 40% bio-plastics and the packaging materials are made from 70% recycled materials.when it is said that the device is made of recycled materials, the next thing that strikes is its look and Reclaim has its own style when it comes to look.

To add more surpise, it is a slider mobile with full Qwerty key-board and has 2 MP camera with video capture. It also has GPS, Bluetooth 2.0 with A2DP,and supports upto 32GB microSD memory cards.The sophisticated technology that is incorporated in this Reclaim is the AM-OLED (Active Matrix Organic Light Emitting Diode) display technologywhich provides extended battery life, as there is no need of screen backlight and hence results in high color quality and power conservation.The mobile consumes 12 times less power to get charged fully than an ordinary mobile.The biggest highlight is that the charger that is provided with Reclaim beeps when the phone is recharged fully so that the user can unplug it to avoid wasting power.

This eco-friendly drive will begin from August 16 2009 for just $49.99 with a two-year service agreement and I think this is a small amount to create an eco-friendly revolution and now its upto us to join the drive.

PS: Sprint and samsung is also planning to donate 2$ from every Reclaim that is sold to Nature Conservancy’s Adopt an Acre program.

02 August, 2009

UID Numbers -- A key to mark India's development

'Is this Possible in India ???', this was first question that struck my mind on reading the news which stated Unique Identification Numbers are going to be issued in India,but we have to wait for another 12-18 months for the question to be answered.The Unique Identification Authority of India will be headed by Mr.Nandan Nilekani, a former Infoscian who has a very high profile in the field of Information Technology.The Infosys co-founder gave a brief about the project in the first press meet after he took charge as the chairman of UIAI.

An Unique Identification number is nothing but an alphanumeric value which will serve as Unique Identifier and will be issued for the all residents of India.Now for the first set to be issued, the Chairman and his board has planned to issue the UID number for all the eligible voters who are above 18 yrs of age.This number will be mapped against the basic details of every Indian like Name,Address,DOB and some more personal details and it is sure to serve the purpose of every Indian starting from opening a bank account to getting an electricity connection.This unique number will be used by all the other Government departments and certain private sectors also for verification purposes and this number can replace all the proofs that are being submitted now for even getting a driving licence or a passport.

The best part to be noted in this upcoming project is that the software gaint Microsoft is very keen to be a part of this UID project and its chairman Bill Gates on a recent visit to India said that he is looking forward for a discussion with Mr.Nilekani on the same.

To think from a developer's perspective,it is not an easy task to generate this number for a country that has more that 1 Billion people out of which atleast 700 million people are eligible voters.We as an Indian,can be proud that the Indian Government has taken forward a good step which will not only be a great mark in India's development but also adds more benefits to the people.

31 July, 2009

Geo-social networking - The next level of social networking !!

The next that follows the social networking is the Geosocial networking, which paves the way of getting connected to friends and follow them wherever they go. Yes, with Google Latitude, you can easily track your friends movements in the city in no time.I dint mean that this is for spying, but it can be used for that too.you can track your lost mobile also with the help of Latitude unless and until the mobile it is turned off by the person who finds it.
I can even mention about whrrl which is supported by my iPhone with built in GPS helped me out to get back my lost sister who just went somewhere on her own way driving her lady bird cycle while getting back home from her evening coaching class.

If you think that you will tracked by some one with Latitude to whom you are lying, there are some loop holes for that too , you can manually set the location of your choice.Rather I can say it a privacy setting, You can control the users or followers who can track you or watch your steps and you can even hide your location.Even photos and videos can be uploaded using Bliin, another application that needs an in-built GPS device in your mobile phone.

All that u need to have is a GPS enabled mobile phone to use this networking technology and if this field undergoes such a rapid development, the whole world can be viewed as a bird's nest which will be too small to find out anyhting.

26 July, 2009

Nikon Coolpix S51c - Just a click is all enough...

Nikon S51c,the sleek, elegant silver coloured 8.1 megapixel camera could do everything for you in just a click.With a 3 inch LCD and a dimension of 3.8 x 2.3 inches ,S51c can easily fit into ones pocket since the thickness is also 0.8 inches and there is no need of any description or a comparison of Nikon's image clarity.Since S51c has internal zooming, the front side of the camera looks simple with just its compact lens, a tiny illuminator and a flash light by its side.

With all these if you have taken some 100 snaps in a trip to Disney Land, you dont need to go home, connect your camera to the computer with a I/O cable, save the photos, upload them and share with ur friends,instead you can do all these in just a moment from the camera itself. Yes !!! Nikon has overcome the long process of sharing happiness with this coolpix S51c as there exists an onboard WiFi in it.So with this digital camera which supports wireless communication you can perform two kind of actions, one is Picture Mail with which you can select the photos and upload them to your 'my Picturetown' account from the camera itself and you share with your family and friends by sending the email notifications automatically.The next is that you can save the photos in the Picture Bank which is nothing but an image server in your 'my Picturetown' account which has a free storage memory of 2GB for each account.You then download and save them in your personal computer or just view them.

To use this feature you need a wireless LAN in your house or if you are in public WiFi space, T-Mobile WiFi spots support this feature.You can setup the network profile, configure the e-mails from the camera's rotatory multi selector itself.There are also lot more features in this Nikon's product such as automatic Red-Eye Fix, D-Lighting, and Face Priority.What happens with D-Lighting is that the camera software creates a copy of a picture with enhanced brightness and contrast where it tries to boost dark and underexposed areas.

Another commendable feature of S51C is the "Pictmotion" which lets you create a slideshow with the custom transitions and a background music.You have a got 5 in-built music tracks to add to the background score or u can have upto 10 user defined music.The latest 30 snaps will be selected for this pictmotion and you can even change them.So with just few clicks of the rotary multi select dial, the VGA- resolution movie with a music will be ready.

So with this trademark product by Nikon I can forecast that all the digital camera will have a default WiFi feature in few years down the line.

21 July, 2009

TATA DoCoMo - Do the New

07th July 2009,the evening was so chill after a final heavy rain that poured out continously for 2 hours,it was so pleasant to drive my bike back home.By the time,I reached home I could remember that I saw 12 hoardings of TATA DoCoMo in just 20 minutes' drive.I could remember the number exactly bcoz there are 11 bus stops and 1 University on the route I drive home daily.The hoardings just made me think about it the whole night and it was so new that it made me talk about it to my friends too. I could not get what was is it all about.

08th July 2009, it was 7.30 AM and I just had a glance at The Hindu before waking up my sister and I saw a full page ad of TATA DoCoMo again and I got to know that it was a new step taken by TATA Teleservices limited to mark a significant milestone in the Indian Telecom industry.

TATA DoCoMo is an alliance of TATA group with a Japanese Telocom major NTT DoCoMo which is launched in South Idia at first.The best strategic plan of TATA DoCoMo is that you pay for what you use, that is, it has one second pulse rate and if u just say ur mom that

"Hello Mom,I will be back home in 20 mins" u will be charged only 5-6 paise because it will take a matter of 5-6 secs to complete your conversation.

There are 4 types of tariff plan in this teleservice and I can definitely say that it is one of the best for regular and frequent mobile users.This service could make a drastic impact in other service providers and to survive in the market they will definitely reduce there plans and packages out of which the mobile users will be benefited.The word DoCoMo means 'Anywhere' in Japanese and I would definitely say that TATA has chosen the right word and this teleservice could reach anywhere in this world and I conclude by saying that SkY Is D LiMiT for TATA

20 July, 2009

06 th July 2009 - The Day of Uncertainty -- Part I

I was totally exhausted when I started to write about the worst experience that I came across on the 06 th day of the 07 th month in 2009 English calendar.Even though I was very tired I wanted certain things to be brought out of my mind and draft it in a notepad so that I can at least have a good sleep.

06 th July 2009,the day which started off with a high energy level and positive mood,gradually decreased to zero and even reached its negative peak at one point of time.It was the day which made my mood to touch both the extremes in the last 18 months of my IT carrier.It was all about my work that taxed me heavily in one day and made me realise that it was all because of this stress ,people run away to persue their Master's degree who started off their carrier as IT professionals.

The clock behind the security's head struck 9.50 Am when I signed in the register that holds the details of associates carrying bags inside the office premises.I could see the usual faces who would come early in the morning as I walk to my cubile.As the servers running in my machine were restarted,I went through 'Ergo' ,free daily that's being issued around some companies in chennai.Even though I dont believe in horoscope, astrology and stuff,I just had a look at the daily horoscope that was published in Ergo and for my sun sign Aries, Ganesha said that the first half of the day will be gud and the next half will be dull which may vary the mood.I dint care much about that and started to just do my routine work.

I started the day's work with the testing task that I had to complete before end of the day.It was slow till 11.30 and I went to have a coffee with my friend.I got a SIT bug in between my testing task around 1 AM and on analysing that I came to know that it was because of some other system. By the time I completed the analysis,we got a call and it was my onsite co-ordinator and the call was handed over to me since I had analysed the problem. While explaining the problem to him, he stopped me in between and the conversation went this way

He: Why did u look at this issue? I already know that this is not the problem from our side.

Me: This is the one which you told us to look into and so I analysed it.

He: Oh I think I had sent u the wrong defect number, you don't look into this issue but rather look into this defect.

Me: OK.

I got a new defect to look into and it was criticality 1 issue which needs to be delivered as soon as possible.By the time I started to just read the defect, it was 1.30 and my friend called me for lunch.I had lunch and came back at 2.30 and I continued to look into the issue and was also doing the testing task side by side. When it was nearing completion around 4.00 and I heard a mild ring tone,the tone was familiar to me and I could hear it for quite sometime and when I removed the left side headset of my Apple ipod,I could hear the tone loudly and it was my project's extn and the telephone was waiting for someone to lift the reciever so that it could stop making the same old noise,then I immediately got off my seat and took the reciever before it could wantedly stop ringing.

I heard a voice that enquired my name in a strained voice and it was my onsite co-ordinator again who wanted to talk to me .The moment I told that it was me only ,he instantly enquired about the last month task that was developed and delivered by me and he asked me to explain certain things in it. I dint expect that to happen at that time and I was searching for words to explain. I was very confused and I was thinking and recollecting the task that I did.He was shooting questions at me and I was thinking of what to answer because it was the current testing task that was running in my mind.

I would say that every IT developer would think for sometime even if u show the code that was developed by him/her and ask him/her to explain it and you would have nod your head on reading this statement if you were a developer working in an IT industry.He then asked me to open a mail that he had sent one month back.
As the fixed line phone was not at my desk I could not open the mail,but I knew that my superior's sytem, which was very near to my access has a copy in its Lotus inbox but it is locked and she had gone for a break at that time.I tried to unlock it by giving the common passwords but it was all in vain and after three wrong attempts the account has been locked. He was waiting till that time and he asked a stright forward question

He: Do you have a copy or not ? Did u first recieve it? ,

Me: I do have it but it's in my desk and I couldn't access the nearby systems.

He: Ok then, Please give me your mobile number....

Here ends Part I of my unceratin day's experience.... just continue with Part II so that you can pre-determine the happenings in IT and you can even be prepared to tackle such a situation if you happen to come across it...

19 July, 2009

06 th July 2009 - The Day of Uncertainty -- Part II

If u had not read Part I, plz do read it because you could not understand the situation that I had faced on that black day...

By the time I got the call to my mobile I had opened the mail .Without even saying a Hello,he asked me
He : What was written in the mail and what was that you had developed?
Me: ????????????

I couldn't answer this question because I was unknown of the mistake that I have done and he asked me look at a word which was written in some corner of the mail and on seeing that only I could confirm that I had not made a mistake but a blunder and to regret on the same I need to do lot of changes and it will be like re-doing the whole task. He was telling me that I ignored the mail totally and developed the task on my own assumption because of which it is hitting in all the other integrated systems. I told him that I dint assume anything and I even had a client discussion on the task to be developed.He then asked me "why it is not developed in that way then?".
I actually dint give importance to that word in the mail and to be frank I don't know the meaning of that word mentioned and I couldn't defend me at that time and I felt sorry for the mistake that I had commited.He then told me do the changes immediately and send it across over the mail in a notepad.

By the time I hung the phone, everybody came back form break and on seeing my face, they came to know that something had happened and asked me what had happened.On explaining them the whole hungama that happened to me, they couldn't talk anything other than giving solution to the problem.I was in total confused state and it was my friend who sat with me and analysed the problem and he told me what to do and how to do.Even after the clear instructions given by him , I was unable to develop at that time because of the stress I have undergone and I couldn't come out of it.He then wrote the piece of code and told me to test and while testing it we again got a call and by then it was 7:00 PM when myself and my friend was only there in the whole floor.It was the him who raised my stress level over the phone and this time he wanted to ask about the defect which he gave during lunch time and he wanted a hotfix immediately for it. I could hardly complete that defect and he just asked me "How much time you are taking for this issue. will this take just 10 mins to complete?"
I just answered him that , I will complete and will send it in 10 mins.I was disturbed a lot on hearing those words, and if it takes just 10 mins to complete why don't he do that, was the question that was running in my mind but I consoled myself by saying that I am being paid for it.I had drafted the mail and attached the fix in a notepad and while I was about to send I got a call again and this time he told that
" you dont need to do any change for the previous month's task because I convinced the client people make changes in the other system ,so you just send me the defect thats enough ."
I was dumbstruck on hearing this and doesn't know how to react to it. I was just thinking of the last two hour's pressure that I faced and the work done by me will go waste and I told him that I had already made the changes and sent the mail to you and I told my friend to click on send button in my mailbox.

But I got a reply stating, Ok no problem I will ignore that mail but u send me that defect in a separate mail. I was just doing that as per his words and left office at 8.00 PM. I couldn't drive my bike back home,I was so disturbed and the last 4 hours was like a misadventure for me. The task was developed by me only but there were also other people who were involved in the discussion and the design and review was also done by my superiors. But there is no point in blaming others for the mistake that I had done and I learnt a lesson that each and every word that is mentioned in the SRS or the communication mails are important.

I could compare this with that of a tight cricket match where all the pressure will be on the bowler who is bowling the last over and he will be the highlight of the whole match. The mistakes that were done till that point in the match like bad fielding or improper bowling by other bowlers will be ignored ,finally I could say that it all depends on the day and 06.07.09 was not a good day for me but it made me learn more about work and people .

05 July, 2009

PageRanking ... The word that has everything in it.

PageRank, the word which sounds very odd and new for an amatuer like me is the most powerful word in the world of blogging.As I started to post my feelings at first, I just wanted to pen down the expressions and thoughts that comes to my mind .I thought that it could just improve my communication and the way of writing, expressing thoughts and to bring out the hidden writer in me through this blog, but later got to know that there can be some revenue flow because of my web page and this could do even more for me.One day I could even gain riches because of my own web page.

To focus more on the post topic,I can say that, this is the first and foremost thing which a blogger should know. As I started my research on this, I came to know a lot about the PageRank and the importance of the same. PageRank also referred as PR is nothing but a numeric value that simply denotes the importance of a page in the web.The above statement seems to look simple but its very difficult to get that numeric value.This numeric value is given by Google for a page and it has its own way of calculating the same.For a blog or for a website to be listed in the most renowned Google search engine, this simple word matters a lot.

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28 June, 2009

Will Red Chery keep a fullstop to BlackBerry???

On just seeing the names one can't judge wat it is all about,but the fact,is the biggest smart phone and the wireless e-mail device that was released in 2002 is gonna face a challenge.By now u would have got what the post is all about, if u guess that Redchery is a smart phone then u are wrong !! , its just a mobile application that is gonna create a revolution in 2009.

Redchery, the application which is developed by AJ Square Consultancy,a Madurai based software firm in south India fetches e-mails in your handset. It also allows data streaming technology in your mobile phones.The small IT firm which is gonna create a big revolution in the Telecom Industry is now working on the pricing strategy of the application which seems to be almost one tenth of the cost of the BlackBerry hand set.So if you have a handset with a Mobile Information Device Profile, then you can just catch up the chery and boast urself to the users of BlackBerry. Once you are registered with the application, you can recieve e-mails
from any service like Yahoo, Gmail or Hotmail and even corporate mail accounts that has MS exchange and IBM Lotus servers.The application even allows the user to synchronize the mobile phone.The next thing which pops in your mind on seeing this will be the security issues.If you are the one who cares for utmost security even for a simple thing, then this will be the best application that you can rely on.
To be more precise on this fact, the servers used by Redchery are home-based.

Will this Red Chery application with push e-mail option gonna pull down the gaint BlackBerry.Lets wait and watch ..... Even if the Chery doesnt keep a fullstop to Berry, surely it will be the most usefull mobile application ,bcoz a change in the technology will not be an end to other technologies,rather we can say this as a start of new era in this fast changing world.

It will be very apt if I conclude stating 'CHANGE is d only word that does not change in this world' and lets hope for better changes in other technologies too...
PS : If u find this post as atleast 10 % informative, key in ur valuable comments.... 'Information is WEALTH'

27 June, 2009

An @maTuer B!oggers feelings

When I created my first blog here @ blogspot, I just hardly knew wat a blog was. I had lot of thoughts running around my mind like a mad monkey and I couldn't come to a conclusion of wat to post first, then decided to just post my thoughts and feelings that I had after creating this blog and here it is.
I was just working like a Lathe machine, which delivers the material on getting the specifications , but the difference is I just get tired sooner than the machine even after sitting under an air conditioned vent in a so called Indian IT giant, just delivering the project on getting the requirement .I couldn't cope up with the fast moving outside world. I literaly dunno what was happening around me.It was like a baby inside a mother's womb which will not be knowing the outside world, holds its hands tightly towards its chest and grows for 266 days.I couldn't even compare myself with the growing fetus since I dint even grow in my carrer while experiencing this stage of my life.Even then I call this stage of my life as an experience, it was so mechanical that I get up in the morning , start to office, just fight with my old HP desktop m/c in my cubicle and even spend my sleepless nights with it . I got fedup with this worst experience.My heart couldn't tolerate the amount of stress my smallest kiddo has undergone these days and one day He suggested me to just quit the job. The one liner which I was repeatedly hearing inside me was 'say NO to IT' .I couldn't say no to my kiddo even if he is one of the smallest organ of my body, bcoz if he is dead I am dead. Got who my kiddo is?? Yes you are absolutely right, he is my Brain.

As per my kiddo's advice I was in search of peaceful, stressless life. Even if I work for hours together, I am least bothered if I could get something out of it at the end of the day. During the course of my search for peace I came across my friends who could just enjoy their life as bloggers. I got to know that it is a new world and I came here to explore the new world of blogging. Now I could compare myself with the baby which came out from the mothers womb on the 267 th day,as it doesnt know wat to do until it gets a tap on its back from the doctor. And when it happens , the baby opens its eyes and cries loudly on seeing the world. I think I could get some tap through the comments , from the renowned bloggers out here so that I could find myself satisfied in this hassle free world and I am very eager to see myself as a famous blogger and join the club few years down the line.