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Prabhu n Ferrari
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    Monday, February 28, 2005

    F2005 - Launch

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    Rising!

    No. This has nothing to do with the Aamir Khan movie nor any corny stuff!!!!

    My first trip abroad and am too damn excited;-) Even though I know it is going to be a very very tough trip business wise, am planning to enjoy every moment of it.

    My energy and enthusiasm level is rising :-)
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    Sunday, February 27, 2005

    Doodle-Board :-(

    Doodle-Board has vanished from everyones blog. And the site doesnt seem to work either :-(
    So my dear doodlers, please drop in a comment here till the doodle thingy gets fixed :-)

    Updated. Doodle board is working fine now
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    Friday, February 25, 2005

    Thailand

    Folks,

    Am going to bangkok, thailand on a business trip. Any ideas on good places to visit in and around Bangkok? And whats special in Thailand? Someone told me that orchid saplings are famous there.
    Any pointers?
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    Thursday, February 24, 2005

    Are sportsmen not Indian?

    I read this deccan herald article. It was really shameful. Narain Karthikeyan cannot have the tricolor logo on his helmet, when he is riding a formula 1 car. New flag code it seems!

    In the same country, we have an italian ( a person who refused to become an indian citizen for some 8 to 10 years) as a head for the oldest indian political party.
    And the railways minister happily disrespects the national anthem.

    In what way Narain Karthikeyan, Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid, Saurav Ganguly, Sania Mirza, Anju George, Malleswari damage the indian flags honour by sporting it on their gear?

    You know, sometime 2 weeks back, I was watching this Narain Karthikeyan driving a jordan car. And it was so heartening to see him wear a tricolor helmet.

    It is really disappointing. This new flag code from a very patriotic(????) union government :-(
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    Smile Please!

    In Case no one smiled at you today.
    Hold on!
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    Wednesday, February 23, 2005

    Indian Railways Rocks!!!

    Guys,

    Goto www.irctc.co.in and check the message the greets you

    "

    IRCTC The Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation Limited (IRCTC) is a public sector company set up and fully owned by the Ministry of Railways. The IRCTC has been incorporated under the Companies Act 1956 and has its Registered Office at 9th Floor, Bank of Baroda Building, Sansad Marg, New Delhi 110001. This company has been formed to function as an extended arm of the Indian Railways to upgrade, professionalise and manage the catering and hospitality services at stations, on trains and other locations and to promote domestic and international tourism through development of budget hotels, special tour packages, information & commercial publicity and global reservation systems under the terms of a Memorandum of Understanding between IRCTC Ltd. and Indian Railways dated 12.04.2002.


    DUE TO MAINTENANCE ACTIVITIES, SITE WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE TILL WE REGRET THE INCONVENIENCE CAUSED."

    :-))

    The last line takes the cake. I wish they regret the inconvenience caused very soon


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    I see she see

    Can eyes talk this much?

    It all started some 6 months back. This girl N joined my office. Those days my office cafeteria food was good, and I used to have lunch there along with my friends. One particular day I was standing in the line, waiting for this rumali roti. I heard 'Excuse Me' and turned back. There this girl N was standing, and she wanted to take an extra spoon.
    She was fair, bit plump, and very cute. Expressive eyes! I had no clue to who she was. Thats it. I completely forgot about her.
    One week later, I saw her in my floor. My GM was introducing her to some project manager. She got her workplace and it was some 3 to 4 cubicles away from mine. Everyday we used to cross each other. The ladies loo was to the right of my cubicle, and the gents loo to the left of hers :-)
    One day it so happened that when I was going to the other side, she was coming towards my side. We (and ofcourse our eyes) crossed! It happened for 3 times that day. Call that timing!!
    The 3rd time, I saw that she bit her lower lip to control her smile. Coool. She was also thinking the same as I was.
    From then on, I used to have direct eye contacts with her. I never smiled, nor did take any initiative to talk to her. This is very unusual of me. If I find someone interesting somehow or other I get to talk to them. Or I create opportunities ;-)
    I started hating days when there used to be no office. I didnt want to talk to her, nor do anything. Just look at her. Thats it! We had a common friend AK. It so happened that one by one, all of my lunch partners went abroad. I was left alone.
    One day AK saw me having lunch alone, and she joined me. I was talking to AK and having my lunch. After sometime N joined us. AK introduced us to each other. And we just smiled.
    From then on, we used to have lunch together. We sit in the 1st floor and the cafeteria is also in the 8th floor. AK used to sit in the 7th floor. So everyday during lunch, AK used to call me and call N as well. I used to get up from my place, go near the door. Looking at me, N will follow suit. Both of us will take the same lift and reach the 8th floor. Just exchange of a single smile. Nothing else. I think after the first few days, N understood that I wont talk to her and at same time wont stop looking at her.
    This was an interesting situation for both of us. We both longed to look at each other and smile. Sometime in the middle I had taken a break and gone to mumbai for 10 days. AK told me that N asked her around 4 to 5 times, where I was and when I will be back.
    And boy wasnt I glad, when I came back and saw her face.

    I dont know whats going on! Everyday I keep thinking of her, after I reach home. I smile whenever I remember something. I take care of my appearance very well these days. And whenever I wear a new shirt, I cross her cubicle more often. And same with her. Her eyes will tell whether she liked it or nor :-)

    Staying all alone, it really helps to have such a crush. For all known reasons, she might get married tomorrow. Or resign and go away. Whatsoever. It doesnt matter. I dont have any special feelings. Its just a crush. And this is one main reason why I dont plan to talk to her. What if she turns out to be a boring person with great looks. Or vice versa. The charm and thrill will go away. It will never be the same again!

    P.S. This is an imaginative story. Just felt like scribbling something
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    Monday, February 21, 2005

    Hi

    Hi :-)
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    Friday, February 18, 2005

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    malai oram veesum kaathu manasoadu paadum paatu kaekkudha kaekkudha?
    aararo paadinalum aararo aagadhamma
    sondhangaL thedinalum thandhai thaai aagadhamma
    ennoada thaai thandha paatu dhaanamma
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    Thursday, February 17, 2005

    Middle Finger Smiley

    There are smileys for almost all emotions. But I have been searching one for the middle finger :-D
    Someone really irritates you, and you want to show the middle finger. How do you e-do that?

    Here it goes Ladies and Gentlemen,

    The Middle Finger Smiley

    ,,I,,

    P.S. Am not showing middle finger to any of you. Please dont be offended :-)

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    Wednesday, February 16, 2005

    Media Hype

    I feel Times Of India is causing great damage to the World Environment. By printing crap news, thereby wasting paper (How many trees are destroyed).

    Here is a sample article

    Look at the title. Karthikeyan not far behind Schumaker. Now who on earth is Schumaker?
    Ok leave that!

    The way they have projected the article, it is like narain is closing in on schumi. Even a person who has watched just 1 race in life will know how much 2.5 seconds difference means.

    If you read the fine print it is 2.5 seconds on the best lap. So if a race has 50 laps, Karthikeyan will be 50*2.5 which is equal to 125 seconds.

    That means he will finish the race 2 min 5 seconds after schumi finishes.

    I am in no way ridiculing Narain or the jordan. Given the money and facility they have, they are trying to put up a brave face and are doing a exceptionally wonderful job!

    But this newspaper's article will unnecessarily raise the hopes of many people in India. And this will put additional pressure on Narain.

    Last but not the least. 13 people tested in the Catalunya circuit and Narain finished 12th. Thats the ground reality.
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    Rain Please!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    The best thing about bangalore is its climate. Whenever it becomes too hot, immediately there is a shower and the temperature drops down considerably.

    For the past few days, the temperature has started soaring over here. How I wish it rains either today or tomorrow.

    Rain god, in case you are reading this, you very well know what to do ;-)

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    Monday, February 14, 2005

    A thought!

    I got a mail today. Imaginations running wild! Whats wrong with being single?

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    Boys are like apples on trees. The best ones are at the top of the tree.
    The girls don't want to reach for the good ones because they're afraid
    of falling and getting hurt. Instead they just get the rotten apples
    that are on the ground, that aren't as good, but easy. So the apples at
    the top think that there is something wrong with them, when in reality,
    they are amazing.
    That is why we just have to be a little patient and the right girl, the
    one who takes a chance to find the good, right apple, will come
    someday... Send this to all the boys who you know are at the top of the
    tree. So Guys if u are alone...this means that u r on top..........!!!!
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    Sunday, February 13, 2005

    Love all!

    Hosted by Photobucket.comI hereby wish you, your family, your watchman, electrician, plumber,servant maid, milkman, newspaper man, LPG Gas agency guy, vegetable selling guy, grocery shop owner, cobbler, barber, mechanic, landlord, tenant, bank cashier, ATM watchman, bank manager, petrol pump staff a very happy valentines day!

    P.S. I had been to the bangalore air show yesday, and this is how the IAF wished the viewers a happy valentines day :-) Picture courtesy : Deccan Herald
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    Friday, February 11, 2005

    Ferrari Prayer Club

    From now on, when I need to pray for my friends, near and dear a special e-prayer session will be organised :-)

    Folks, lets pray for magix, praveen and their friends. Their exam results around the corner :-)

    Dear God,

    Please make these guys pass and get good results.
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    Thursday, February 10, 2005

    Bangalore signals :-)

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    I clicked this pic from my mobile last night. This is taken at MG Road,
    one of the most important, busiest roads in bangalore city.
    Now do you understand why there is so much confusion in bangalore traffic?
    If you ask directions, a common man is expected to say take left, or right, or keep going straight.
    How will someone explain this diagonal left? (You usually ask rickshaw guys for address, route).
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    Wednesday, February 09, 2005

    Ferrari Rasigan - Scene 9

    Camera focuses on India Gate

    31st October 1984
    Marriage hall: Sunidhi(Kajol for guest appearance) is sitting, with people applying mehndi on her hands.
    Priya and Nandita sitting next to her. All of them laughing and having great fun
    There are many sikhs around and everyone seems to be in fun mood.
    (Suddenly there is a blast outside. Noise of people screaming at the top of their voice.
    One guy comes and tells something in punjabi and gestures them to lock the door)
    Sunidhi runs and locks the door from inside. Only Sunidhi, Priya and Nandita in the room
    (Sunidhi was studying in chennai and she knows bit of tamil)
    Priya: Enna aachu?
    Sunidhi: Indira Gandhi assasinate pannitaanga. Yaaro sikh dhaan panninaanam. Orey violence
    Nandita: Ayyo aandava ippo enna panradhu
    Sunidhi: Kavalai padadheenga. Police kku phone panni irukkom
    Camera now focusses on the street. Angry mob rushing in raising slogans against Sikhs. They break the windows, glass and kill every sikh they find)
    The mob enters the marriage hall. Sunidhi's relatives try to stop them, fall in their legs. But no avail. One angry guy pours kerosene all over the marriage hall and lights it. Sunidhi after hearing all the commotion tries to open the door.

    But the guy who lit the hall, slaps her and pushes her inside the room. And locks the door from outside. Screams everywhere and people start crying.

    Camera shows the marriage hall from top angle. And slowly zooms out. Everywhere there is smoke, blood, glass and bodies and the entire frame gets engulfed in thick smoke and becomes dark.
    Scene change. Camera on Sakthi and Narayanan at chennai.
    Narayanan is doing some repair to his car, and accidentaly hurts himself.
    Narayanan: Ayyo amma. He sucks his finger
    Sakthi comes with a paper(telegram) on his hand. His eyes full of tears
    Narayanan: Edhukkuda azhare. Idhu chinna vishayam
    Sakthi shows the telegram to Narayanan. Reading this Narayanan collapses on the floor
    Scene Change
    Sakthi and Narayanan sitting in Marina beach.
    (Song: Minnale nee vandadhenadi)
    Sakthi sings the first stanza. When he sings 'sila naazhigai nee vadhu ponadhu' a breeze blows across his face, his hair recedes a bit back and his eyes in tears.
    He sees Priyas face in the sky above and breaks down.
    Second Stanza. Narayanan is lying on his bed. Nandita wearing a white saree runs around. Her saree tip brushes his face. He wakes up, but she is not to be seen.
    'Kann vizhithu paartha poadhu kalaindha vanname, un kai regai mattum ninaivu chinname'
    He sings ' kanneeril thee valarthu kaathirukiren' picks his daughter pooja and goes for a walk around the house
    Third Stanza.
    Diwali season and crackers all around
    Kamal and his son Ajith watch this with a sad face from the window
    'paal mazhai kku kaathirukkum boomi illaya. oru pandigai kku kaathirukkum saami illaya'
    ..to be continued

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    Ferrari Rasigan - Scene 8


    Narayanan,
    Nandita and their baby daughter 'Pooja' are at the terrace of their house.
    Sakthi and Priya reach there along with their son 'Ajith Kumar'.

    Priya: Nandu sunidhi invitation kedachudha?Sakthi and Narayanan look at each other and smile
    Nandu: Haan

    Priya: Engaloda college friend, Sunidhi Singh. Punjabi ponnu. Delhi la kalyanam

    Sakthi:Eppo?
    Nandita: Nov 1st
    Narayanan: Adada. Formula 1 season october la mudiyum. Indha varusham race cars ellam ingaanuppuvaanga. Ennala mudiyadhu. Neenga poittu vaanga
    Sakthi: Naanum varale. Naana thaniya kashta paduvaan. Naanga rendu perum inga irukkom.
    Neenga poittu vaanga. Kozhandhaingala enga amma paathupaanga
    Priya: Theriyume. Ippadi edavadhu pannuveenga appadinu. Taj mahal polaamnu nenachen theriyuma.
    Sakthi: Taj mahal. polaam. Adhukku munnadi naama keezha polaama? Naana thalai aa konja neram paathukariya?
    (saying This he winks at priya and puts his hand around her shoulder. Priya shows false anger and moves away from him)
    Narayanan: Adhu ennada un puLLaya eppo paathalum thalai nnu koopadre?
    Sakthi: thalaichan puLLa da. Varungaalathula periya aaLa vara poaraan paaren.Seri naalaiku ungalukku Tamilnadu express la ticket vaangidaren. 28th anniku kelambina poadhum la?

    Priya: Haan poarum poarum.
    (Scene change. Camera focuses on the clock, in chennai central station.
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    Background(Engine horn))
    Sakthi: Jaagradhaya poittu vaanga. Night window close pannidunga.
    Nandita: Neenga kavalaye padadheenga.

    Priya: College time kku appuram ippo dhaan indha madhiri trip
    Narayanan: Engalukku konja naal nimmadhi (telling this he laughs and nandita pinches him)(Train starts moving)
    Priya kisses sakthi on his cheek and says Ajith a jaagradhaya paathukoanga

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    Monday, February 07, 2005

    Take care people!

    *DISCLAIMER. I am not a doctor, nor have attended any course on the topics I am going to discuss below. What I am writing here is purely based on my experience*

    Day in and day out, all of us slog and work very hard. Irrespective of the profession and the place where we work. But how many of us really take care of ourselves?

    1. Eating at regular intervals.

    I know many people who skip lunch, dinner or postpone it, because the work is going on at hectic pace. It shows lack of planning. You very well know what is the lunch time. Cant the work be planned so that you get time for 30 minutes in the afternoon.

    Point to note: Does your boss skip lunch? Have you got any brownie points in your career, because you have skipped lunch or dinner and worked?

    2. Lack of proper sleep.

    I interacted with many people who joined my company, straight from college. They have a feeling that, if they work till 1 AM or 2 AM almost everyday, they get recognition. And people appreciate them. This myth is there in many a people. Even I had this opinion. Nowadays I dont stay unless and until situation demands. Look at this way. Company pays you money for working from 9 to 6 or whatever time. Why should you stay late?

    Point to note: A person who comes to office at 9 AM sharp and works till 6.30 PM in evening (with barest minimum of personal calls or mails) is considered as a much efficient and talented person. Bosses will agree with people who slog, that they are hard working. But people who work smart get more benefits. I learnt this the hard way

    3. Coming to office while not well.

    No one will appreciate that you came to work, even though you are sick. If you do not take care of health, who else will take care of you? Then why does every company allocates some percentage of days under sick leave category?

    Point to note: If you can come to office, then it is assumed that your health is good, and you can work. No mercy will be shown.

    Take care people! Only you have to take care of yourself. No one else will.



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    Insensitive people

    Whats happening people? I came across this article in rediff. I guess more and more people are getting frustrated that they are not able to destroy hinduism, and end up with these cheap, dirty, third rated stuff!
    And if we question such stuff, we become Hindutva, communal and fanatics eh?


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    Wednesday, February 02, 2005

    Words fastest Indian??

    Here is my second post on Narain Karthikeyan. Have you people seen the ad of TATA in which Narain Karthikeyan features? He is portrayed as 'Worlds Fastest Indian'.
    Is'nt 'Fastest Indian' the right term?

    Brett Lee is referred to as 'Australias fastest bowler'. Not as 'Worlds Fastest Australian Bowler'.

    Ok. This is for people, who might argue saying that there are many indians all over the world. And the advertisement covers them. Then using the same logic, can we call Narain as 'Worlds Fastest Coimbatorean' ?

    And who am I? 'Worlds Fastest 1st Block 3rd cross Koramangalan' ???

    P.S. I do know of a movie 'Worlds Fastest Indian' starring Anthony Hopkins. But I dont think that movie was an inspiration for the TATA ad.


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    Tuesday, February 01, 2005

    Congratulations Narain

    Hosted by Photobucket.comNarain Karthikeyan to drive for Jordan in the year 2005. This is a
    great great news for Indian F1. Way to go Narain. All the very best! Click here for complete article

    And BMW-Williams sign Nick Heidfield as the partner for Mark Webber. Pizzonia will be the test driver.
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