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Prabhu n Ferrari
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    Thursday, December 30, 2004


    Originally uploaded by Ferrari Rasigan.

    The 3 hours I spent yesterday afternoon were one of the best times I ever had in my life :-)

    12.15 PM
    I enter the airport and bump into Rahul Dravid. He was very busy and spoke to me for a minute and rushed away. He had no time for a snap with me :-(


    I asked the 'Air Deccan' guy for a window seat whilst collecting the boarding pass. He told me that it is open seating and I can sit anywhere I want.


    I was waiting to board the flight reading 'Are you afraid of the dark' . There were 200 other people waiting to board the flight

    Suddenly everyone gotup and rushed towards the boarding gate. Hell broke loose.I was taken aback. 'Did I miss something?'. I politely asked the 'Air Deccan' staff, if anything was wrong. The guy replied with a big smile and said 'Oh! No sir. It is open seating and everyone is rushing to get the window seat'. ha ha. That was really funny.

    I was the second last person to get my boarding pass stamped. By this time everyone had got inside the coaches, that takes us to the flight.
    I had the last laugh. Since I was the second last person, I got to stand at the coach near the entrance/exit :-))
    You should have seen the look of dismay in various peoples faces.

    I entered the flight(A-320) and it was almost empty since I was the second passenger to enter ;-)

    Now comes the best part. One lady threw her bag and booked a window seat for herself. look at the pic :-))))))))) Thats it. I couldnt control my laughter. I broke down laughing and person next to me, got the hint and he also started laughing.
    I remember people booking bus seats with kerchief and all. But this was tooo goood.

    I understand that Air Deccan is a no frills airline. you dont get free food etc etc. But what are they going to lose, by alloting a seat no to the passengers. And the bangalore-mumbai flight is airbus A-320 with television and all!!! Funny logic

    No this is not the end of fun I had

    ..to be continued

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    Wednesday, December 29, 2004

    Happy New Year 2005

    I know its bit early. Am going on a week vacation to Pune, Mahabaleshwar and Mumbai!!!
    Bye folks. Have a safe new year, and do take care of yourselves

    -Prabhu (F e r r a r i)

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    Sunday, December 26, 2004

    Oh God wht have you done :-(

    It has been a terrible sunday. Morning it was sort of funny when we felt the mild tremor. I mean after the incident. And when people said that tidal waves have hit chennai, it was something like a tourism thing. Something new that we havent seen in chennai.
    But once the news started coming in that people are dead, especially kids it was really shocking.

    I along with my friends visited from Besant Nagar to Mahabalipuram. We didnt find anything dramatic nor very different, except for the empty roads. And all shops closed. But almost everyone was confused like us. No one knows how to react to this situation.

    I get back home and see the news that many people are dead. May their sould rest in peace.

    No answer when mother nature gets angry. We can just pray for her divine grace and beg her that she doesnt get angry. Its not just the kids. So many people. How many dreams they would have had? How many peoples life has gone for a toss? All in a single flash.

    I wish and hope that people dont politicize this issue and com together atleast for this and help the people who are in need.

    Really depressing incident :-(

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    Friday, December 24, 2004

    Seasons Greetings!

    Please accept with no obligation, implied or implicit,my best wishes for an environmentally conscious, socially responsible, low stress, non-addictive, gender neutral celebration of the winter solstice holiday, practiced within the most enjoyable traditions of the religious persuasion of your choice, or secular practices of your choice, with respect for the religious/secular persuasions and/or traditions of others, or their choice not to practice religious or secular traditions at all and a fiscally successful, personally fulfilling, medically uncomplicated recognition of the onset of the generally accepted calendar year 2005, but not without due respect for the calendars of choice of other cultures whose contributions to society have helped make India great, (not to imply that India is necessarily greater than any other country) and without regard to the race, creed, color, age, physical ability, religious faith, or sexual preference of the wishee.

    By accepting this greeting, you are accepting these terms:
    This greeting is subject to clarification or withdrawal. It is freely transferable with no alteration to the original greeting. It implies no promise by the wisher to actually implement any of the wishes for her/him or others, and is void where prohibited by law, and is revocable at the sole discretion of the wisher. This wish is warranted to perform as expected within the usual application of good tidings for a period of one year, or until the issuance of a subsequent holiday greeting, whichever comes first, and a warrant is limited to replacement of this wish or issuance of a new wish at the sole discretion of the wisher.

    Courtesy: Hemant

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    Ferrari Rasigan-Scene 4

    Suddenly Vijayan's health condition deteriorates and takes a promise from Narayanan that he should not get back to Italy and stay in India
    Vijayan dies.
    (Scene shifts to Vijayan's house. Vijayan's photo with garland. Narayanan sitting with a grim face and Sakthivel by his side. Both wearing lungi and t shirt)
    Sakthivel: Enna panna pore
    Narayanan: Therila. Ferrari race driver Giles Villenueve kaelvi pattu irukkiya?
    Sakthivel: Illai
    (Narayanan shows paper cutting of Villenueve's pictures, pictures of narayanan and villenueve, pictures of narayanan receiving a prize from Enzo Ferrari)
    Narayanan: Famous Race driver. Naan avaroda car crew la work panren
    Sakthivel: Avar nalla driver aa ketta driver aa?
    Narayanan: Theriyaliye paaaaaaaaaa. Nalla manushan. Perusu thirumba poga koodadhu nnu sathiyam vaangirichu
    Narayanan keeps looking at the picture of him and Villenueve
    (A clipping of 1979 USA-West Grand Prix which Villeneuve won is shown for 1 minute)
    Wheels of the Red Ferrari car is shown and we reach 2004 once again
    Meera: Unga hall la oru photo paathen. Avar dhaan Narayanan aa?
    Sakthivel: Avanedhaan. Gettikaara rascal. He was ahead of his times!
    Meera: Oh! Enakku mails check pannanum. Neraya spam vandhu irukkum. Ellathayum delete pannanum. Space romba kammi aa irukku mailbox la
    Sakthivel: GMail Invite anupparen. 1 gb space kedaikkum
    (Meera raises her eyebrows at Sakthivel's knowledge)
    Meera: Neenga kalyaname pannikalaya?
    Sakthivel: ha ha ha.
    (Camera focuses on Meera's tape. She is rewinding the cassette and we go back to 1979)
    Song: Nenjamellam kaadhal.
    Prelude of the song
    Camera shows Sakthivel in White and white walking towards the Devaki Hospital and Priya(Gowthami) approaching from the front.
    Both eyes meet
    Stanza 1
    (Location shifts to Rajasthan desert. Sakthivel wearing a dark blue bell bottom and white shirt. Goggles like a MTC bus windshield and a Golf cap. Priya wearing a long red color skirt and white color top)
    Interlude Music
    (Location shifts to Cherapunji near the falls Sakthivel sporting a tight white trouser and red ferrari t shirt. Priya dressed up like a bride. But black color. Tap dancing)
    Stanza 2
    (Location shifts to Shimla, kulu and manali where there is lots of snow. Both Sakthivel and Priya sporting winter wear)
    Some fast dance steps from Sakthivel when the guitar is flowing at full swing and just before the lady voice starts singing hugs Priya from behind and kisses on her cheeks
    (Location shifts to Sakthivel's house terrace in Mylapore. Evening time. Kapali kovil at the background. Priya taking all the dried clothes from the kodi. Sakthi comes silently behind her lifts her and takes her to the bedroom and yeah kisses on her lips(If censor allows)
    End of song

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    Thursday, December 23, 2004

    Ferrari Rasigan-Scene 3

    Sakthivel is sitting near the temple lake throwing stones onto the lake
    Vijayan comes and sits next to him.
    Vijayan: Indha kuLam madhiri en manasum kalangi poi irukku
    Sakthivel: Ayya ippo enna aaiduchunnu ippadi ellam pesareenga?
    Vijayan: Standard motors company la manager velai kedachudhu. Vendaamnu sonaan. Maele padikkanum sonaan
    Sakthivel: Ayya. Naanga school padikkara naaL la irundhu ivanukku Ferrari car na uyiru
    Cycle eduthukittu mylapore la irundhu naanum avanum connemara library povom. Anga irukkara foreign newspapers padichu padichu ivanukku Ferrari mogam jaasthi aaiduchu
    Vijayan: Ivanukku evan poNNu kodupaan. seri naama polaam vaa. PerumaL paathupaar. Thaai illadha puLlai
    (telling this he gets up and slips on the padikkattu)
    Sakthivel rushes and catches Vijayan.
    (Next Scene. Devaki Hospital, Mylapore)
    Kamal waiting outside. Dr Poornam Viswanathan comes out.
    Dr: High blood pressure. Narayananukku thandhi anuppu
    Sakthivel: varaan. 2 mani nerathula madras varaan
    (Next Scene)
    Nasser enters as Narayanan
    Narayanan: Sakthi. Perusu kku eppadi irukku?
    Sakthi:Parava illa. Unnai paakanumnu thudikaraar. Nee po. Naan 1 hr la varen
    Vijayan: Vaada mechanic
    Narayanan: Enna perusu. Ippadi pannite. Adutha maasam unakaaga Scotch whisky vaangitu varalaamnu irundhen.
    Dr: pichipuduven. 3 maasathukku onnum kedayadhu
    Gowthami enters as nurse priya

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    Ferrari Rasigan-Scene 2

    Meera: Unga chinna vayasa pathi sollungaLen.
    At that time one small guy is playing with a tyre and stick. Michelin Tyre. And it rolls back
    Sakthivel: Dei dei paathuda adhu tubeless tyre. Bridgestone vachi velayaadhu. Lesula puncture aagadhu
    Tyre keeps rolling in reverse direction
    (While this is happening, Sakthivel in the background says)
    Sakthivel: 25 varushathhukku munnadi naan Pallavaram English Electric Company la velai paathutu irundhen)
    (Camera shows 30 year old Sakthivel as a driver in white and white. Vijayan(udhiri pookkaL) comes out of the English Electric Office)
    Vijayan: Sakthi. Manasu seri illaipaa. Triplicane Parthasarathy Kovil kku po. Appadiye Rathna Cafe la tiffin mudichikalaam
    Sakthivel: Seringa ayya
    It is an old ambassador car.
    Sakthivel: Enna aachungayya. Romba upset aa irukeenga
    Vijayan: Ellam en puLLa Narayanan nenachu dhaan pa.
    Sakthivel: Avanukku ennaya? Gettikaara Rascal. Romba naal aachu avan kooda pesi
    Vijayan: Hmmm. Neeyum avanum ore school la
    Sakthivel looks at rear view mirror looks at Vijayan and nods his head
    Vijayan: Car Race paithiyam pidichu alayaraan pa. London kku padikka anuppinen. Avan ennadaana Italy kku poitaan. Anga Berraareee appadinu oru company irukaame. Andha car company la mechanic velai paakaraan
    Sakthivel stops the car suddenly and turns back
    Sakthivel: Ayya. Adhu Ferrari. Namma Naana(Narayanan's nick) angaya irukaan?
    Vijayan: Ada paavi. adhukaagava car ippadi niRuthine. Enakku oru second uyir poiduchu.
    Sakthivel laughs and says
    Sakthivel: Namma car Ferrari range kku illai appadinaalum late braking irukkungayaa
    Vijayan: Enna ezhavo. Enakku avamaanama irukku. En puLLai mechanic velai paakaraan
    By this time they reach Triplicane Parthasarathy Temple
    Vijayan gets down and asks
    Vijayan: Nee kovil kku varaliya Sakthi?
    Sakthivel: Ayya neenga Iyengar. I in Car. Poittu vaanga
    Scene 3

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    Merry Xmas :-)
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    Fingerprint Technology and Pension

    Read this interesting article :-) on Fingerprint technology.

    I heard that if someone in India has to receive pension, he has to get a certificate from the Village Officer or some Gazetted officer that he is alive(!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)
    Is it true?

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    Wednesday, December 22, 2004

    Ferrari Rasigan-Scene 1

    Read Introduction first

    (Scene 1)
    Meera: Vikatan reporter. Cover story. Paetti edukkanum.
    Kamal: Naan yaarukkum MMS anuppaliye. (After saying this sentence Kamal looks at the camera and winks) Enna edhukku paetti edukkanum?
    (Meera blushes)
    Seri seri ippo dhaan oorla irundhu vandhu irukeenga. Poi kulichitu edavadhu saaptutu vaanga. (Turns back towards the house and shouts) Appathaaa. Indha ponna kootikitu po.
    Vadivukarasi comes out and takes Meera inside the house
    (Camera moves ahead of Meera. So it will look like Meera looking at things)
    The house is a typical village house. There is no roof at the centre. As she enters the house it looks pretty dark and sun light fills the centre. Light yellowish light.
    Meera looks around. One of the walls is painted red and there is a huge photo of Nasser with Enzo Ferrari. Black and white photo. And many other photos of Niki Lauda, Michael Schumacher, Jean Todt, Ross Brawn and other leading Ferrari personalities. Miniature Ferrari cars and a Desktop Computer, Sony Trinitron 21 inches TV.
    This is to the left of Meera. Now she looks at the right side.
    This wall is painted yellow and contains pictures of Periyar, Karl Marx, Nelson Mandela, Martin Luther King and Subash Chandra Bose. There is a mini library with books of bharathiyar, periyar and others.
    Vadivukarasi shows her the bathroom.
    Nimmadhiya kavalai padaaama kuLi maa. Inga thanni kashtamum kedayaadhu. Bathroom la thiruttu camera vum kedayadhu.
    (Meera giggles)
    Meera gets inside and closes the door. Entire frame becomes dark
    (Scene 2)
    Meera wearing a light blue jean and dark blue top approaches Kamal.
    Kamal is sitting listening to some song. (Kamal is wearing a cream color 3/4th and Ferrari T-shirt. He is barefooted. 3/4th of his head and mush with grey hairs)
    After seeing Meera, Kamal removes his headphone
    Kamal: Vanesse mae. Another perfectionist
    Meera switches on the tape recorder
    Meera: Ferrari thaatha. Paeru enna?
    Kamal: Sakthivel. Nee?
    Meera: Meera. Yaen indha oorla irukeenga?
    Sakthivel: Retired life. Inga cost of living romba kammi. ESPN-Star Sports paaka set top box thevai illai.

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    You can patent your blog and whatever you scribble :-) Check this out
    If at all someone wants to reuse(!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!) your blog content, they need your permission for the same.
    Thanks to Magix for the pointer :-)

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    Ferrari Rasigan-Introduction

    Pitch dark. Background music of birds chirping. Slowly the sun rises.
    Camera focuses on a long muddy road. Long shot of a bus (dark red color) approaching.(BGM Naveen's flute. Kisna Theme) Camera next focuses on the bus stop.
    Whistle from the conductor.
    Meera(Meera Jasmine as Meera): Vaaganampatti?
    Conductor: eRangunga
    Double Whistle. Bus leaves and lots of dust arise from the road
    Once the dust settles down, Meera crosses the road and starts walking towards the village. She encounters a small kid wearing a khakee brown half trouser, white sleeveless banian and Ferrari cap.
    Meera: Paakanum. Ferrari thaatha paakanum
    Thambi: edhukku?
    Meera: Reporter. Vikatan Reporter
    Thambi: Ferrari Garage la irupaar
    Meera: Thanks
    She approaches the village and sees a mechanic shop with the name 'Ferrari Garage'
    Kamalhassan comes from inside wearing veshti and Ferrari jacket. Red color monkey cap over his head

    Title card starts
    BGM: Dol dol of Ayutha Ezhuthu
    Movie Title: Ferrari Rasigan
    (If Dr. Ramdoss or Dr. Krishnaswamy object then movie title would be 'Miga vegamaaga sellum naangu sakkara ithaaliya vaaganathin rasigan)
    Starring Kamalhassan, Meera Jasmine, Gowthamy, Nasser, Siddharth, Trisha, Vadivelu, Delhi Ganesh, Kaaka Radhakrishnan, Vadivukarasi

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    Tuesday, December 21, 2004

    PVR Cinema

    PVR Cinema Bangalore. Gold Class. 500 Rs/ Ticket
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    Evlo Periya saavi?

    I have always been wondering why the house keys in bangalore are so BIG
    Does it provide additional security?
    I have moved to some 3 different houses and all the houses had similar keys(size)
    Its a pain to carry such a big key always :-(
    This picture contains my bike key as well. In comparison see how big the house key is!!!!!!!
    P.S. Picture taken from my Nokia 6230

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    Monday, December 20, 2004

    Ronaldinho -FIFA Player

    Ronaldinho wins the FIFA Player of the year award. Great player! I remember his goal against England in Wolrd Cup 2002 that marked the end of David Seaman's career. And it is not surprising to see the winners of past 10 years from either spanish or italian leagues. Will any EPL player break that this season?
    Full article at bbc

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    Sunday, December 19, 2004

    The Polar Express

    Last night, I was watching the Preview of the movie "The Polar Express"

    It doesnt look like an animation movie. Tom Hanks has lent his voice for some 3 to 4 characters including that of Santa Claus. The movie is directed by Robert Zemeckis. Do I need to say more?
    Check out the trailer here
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    Saturday, December 18, 2004

    It happens only in bangalore

    Have you ever heard of traffic signal on top of a flyover?

    Have you ever heard of 6 roads separating from a junction?

    Have you ever heard of a city where most of the roads are one-ways and the very few normal roads are called as double(!!!!!) roads???

    Welcome to bangalore folks.

    There are two busy roads here. Residency road and Richmond Road. Initially the roads are parallel to each other, then they become perpendicular and then converge. All within 2 kms.

    There is a flyover atop these roads. The flyover is of the shape X. And you know what. From last week. Two traffic policemen stand in the midst of the flyover and divert the traffic. No this is not an onetime activity. They are there all times. And one side of the X of the flyover is left unused. Amazing aint it? You should see it to believe it. Next time, I will surely take a pic of it and post it

    There is a place called South End Circle near Jayanagar. Six roads separate from that place. If someone is coming to bangalore for the first time, please do not go alone. You will sure get lost.

    The major difference between bangalore and other cities is this. In other cities you go by one road and most of the times come back by same road and on rare occassions by different road. Whereas in bangalore you go by some road and very very very very very rarely come back by the same road.

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    Friday, December 17, 2004

    Wonderful draw for Champions League

    CHAMPIONS LEAGUE DRAW First knock-out round:
    Real Madrid v Juventus
    Porto v Inter Milan
    Barcelona v Chelsea
    Werder Bremen v Lyon
    Liverpool v Bayer Leverkusen
    PSV Eindhoven v Monaco
    Man Utd v AC Milan
    Bayern Munich v Arsenal

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    Thursday, December 16, 2004

    Garage door is open sir.

    Once my college principal was teaching us(!!!) Compiler Design. He was wearing suit, tie and all. And funniest part is he forgot to put his zip on :-))
    And almost everyone in the class were giggling and our principal didnt know it. And one guy passed a chit to me, which contained 'Ask him to put the zip on'. Wow. I was supposed to bell the cat. I didnt dare do that.
    And by gods grace, princi sat down, and while sitting his tie got stuck in the zip. Then he realised it by himself and adjusted. oooofffffff. After reading this I remembered that incident

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    Wednesday, December 15, 2004

    Who are you?

    Can anyone answer me this question?

    Who are you?

    If I answer any of the following then
    Prabhu->It is my name
    Male->My sex
    Human Being->Biological name
    A son->My relationship with my dad and mom
    Indian->my Nationality
    Tamilian->Region I am from
    Hindu->My Religion
    Ferrari freak->A fan
    Software guy->My profession

    So if someone asks me 'Who are you?' then what do I answer?

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    Tuesday, December 14, 2004

    Worlds Tallest Bridge

    Worlds tallest bridge inaugurated in France. Click here for further details

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    Ladder of Success :-)
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    Monday, December 13, 2004

    Will my dream come true?

    I want to see a movie with following specifications

    Hero: Kamalhassan
    Story,Screenplay & Direction: Maniratnam
    Producer: AM Rathnam
    Heroine : Tabu/Gowthami/Abirami( Suggestions are welcome. If there is a better choice)
    Villain: Raguvaran
    Other Actors: Cho, Nasser, Vijayan(udhiri pookaL), Rohini, Janagaraj
    Dialogues: Sujatha
    MD: AR Rehman
    Lyrics: Vairamuthu & Vaali
    Cinematography: PC Sreeram
    Editing: Lenin & VT Vijayan
    Playback Singers: SPB, S Janaki, Unnikrishnan, Bombay jayashree, Kamalhassan, Sunitha Sarathy, Shreya Ghosal
    Comedy Track: Vivek
    Color Lab: Prasad digital
    Stunts: Vikram Dharma
    Choreography: Prabhu Deva
    Art: Thoatta tharani

    Will my dream come true?
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    Sunday, December 12, 2004

    Check this

    Click here and look for no 26

    P.S. Thanks Jacky for the link

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    Friday, December 10, 2004

    My definition of Ideal weekend


    Wake up early in the morning, take the bike, and go on a long ride. Stop on the way at some small roadside shop for breakfast and tea. Try to take some good pictures of nature and scenery. Sit somewhere, read newspaper and throw stones at a lake, pool or pond. Whatever. Smile at the localites, curious onlookers.
    Start back, and have a simple light lunch at some roadside dhaba or whatever!

    Reach home by around 3 types. Lie down, listening to music and read some good novel. Doze off to sleep and wake by around 5.45 or 6 in the evening. Have a hot cup of tea or coffee. Watch TV for sometime. Then goto the nearest shop and get vendakkai,thakkaali( ladiesfinger, tomato). Come home, cut the vegetables listening to John Denver or Cliff Richards. Keep dal and rice in cooker. Go and take a nice long shower.
    Come out, finish cooking. Switch on TV watch the english premier league from 8.30 to 10 PM, whilst having dinner.

    After the match, hit the bed and read the novel till 1.30 or 2 AM and doze off to sleep


    Wake up late in the morning around 10 or so. Have a hot cup of coffee and read the sunday newspaper. Call up home and talk to parents for quite sometime. Tell amma I am fine, I am taking care of my health(with regular oil bath) and am planning to cook thengai thogayal and vathakozhambu. And I will visit chennai very soon. Either next or next-to-next weekend. Put down the phone. Miss home for sometime. Read the novel( yeah while answering to the doorbell saying there is no madam at home and I dont want the all new detergent powder, aquaguard already there at home, I have already donated for the temple blah blah).

    Around noon start cooking, while watching the afternoon movie in some channel. Take oil bath and have lunch. Sleep happily and get up around 5. Start getting that sad feeling of weekend coming to an end :-(
    Read the novel till some 7.30 or so, pick up the bike and go on some highway. Stop at some roadside dhaba and have dinner.(Calls to friends saying hi hello, how are things blah blah).

    Reach home and hit the sack. Hmmmmmmmmmmm

    P.S. Even blogging about this gives me such an immense satisfaction :-)

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    Kisna rocks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    In case you havent bought Kisna CD, please rush to the nearest shop and get it.
    Wonderful music. It really grows on you!

    Rediff says it is a treat
    IndiaFM says it is a must for your music collection

    The theme music rocks!!!!

    Update: In the credits section of the CD, I found this
    Additional Programming : GV Prakash
    Isnt he the guy who sang that initial part of chikku bukku railu from Gentleman?

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    Thursday, December 09, 2004

    What Next?

    In a novel move, Bangalore-based IT bellwether Wipro Technologies is running a intra-company match-making portal(!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!) for its employees in the hope that attrition rates may come down.

    Check this people.

    The best part was this piece

    "Choose your spouse and get back to work is now the order of the day. The "facility", however, is applicable only for the in-house geeks and not employees of Wipro's other group companies."

    Please read on and have a great day!!!!!

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    Good One
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    Wednesday, December 08, 2004

    Sir Tea!!!

    Today while I was having tea, I observed that one of my friend was holding the cup on his left hand and drinking. I knew that this was not a leftie. I went ahead and asked him why he holds the cup in left hand. He said "Most of the people hold the cup in right hand. You are not very sure, if the office boy cleans the cup properly. And very less people use the left hand for holding the cup. Hence chances of that side of the cup getting dirty is less :-)"
    I was amazed. I thought from now on I will also hold the cup on my left hand.
    P.S. This applies only for cups with handle
    This pic taken by my cool Nokia 6230 ;-)
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    Laugh or Cry?

    I came across this news item. Dont know whether to laugh or cry. Click here for further details. It is so sickening to see people retort to such things.

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    If this movie is not releasing in bangalore, am coming to chennai to watch it. Click here for rediff special on Swades.

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    Tuesday, December 07, 2004

    Oh my god!!!!!!!!!

    Look at this
    folks. I told these people am not interested in politics. But people are forcing me to do this. Dont know what to do :-(

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    Saravana Bhavan

    I stumbled upon this site Cool one. But why dont these guys open up a branch @ bangalore :-(

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    Subhash Ghai's Kisna Audio Released. Music by Ismail darbar and AR Rehman(one song). Lyrics by Javed Akhtar

    Click here for further details

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    Monday, December 06, 2004

    Diamond Cricket Ball

    Alston Koch, managing director, Fior Drissage, holds a perfect cricket ball, which has been brought to Australia to celebrate the start of the cricket season and the opening of their jewellery store in Melbourne.

    Making a claim for the Guinness Book of Records as the only one of it's
    kind in the world,it is made with 2704 diamonds and 18 carat gold stitch.The ball, which was made in SriLanka, weighs 53.83 carats and has a pure 'gold' seam of 125 grams. The material used to keep the diamonds on the ball is similar to the one used on the wings of NASA space shuttles.

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    Mail Server

    In my organisation, the network people are very crazy. God knows what tool they use. Because all junk mails escape through their filters :-)
    Worse, the geuine mails sent by friend and family gets quarantined and I get a note saying "This mail body contained objectionable content and was automatically deleted" :-(
    You know, once my friend from US had sent me a mail on how he was missing 'Thayir Saadham, Vadu maangai and vathakozhambu' and that mail got deleted(!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!) saying it contained objectionable content :-((

    We had raised this at many meetings and no avail. Today my company Chairman sent across a mail to everyone about some new business plans. And that mail got deleted and everyone got a note that the mail contained objectionable attachment. :-)

    I want to meet the networking folks now :-p

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    Sunday, December 05, 2004

    Have you attended a marriage?

    One of my friend called me now and asked me if I had attended another friends marriage. I was thinking, how can you attend one's marriage. Isn't marriage a relationship? And wedding the ceremony, where the couples get into that relationship officially?

    I have heard many people talk about attending marriages, while they are actually referring to attending weddings.

    Correct me If I am wrong!

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    Saturday, December 04, 2004

    Old and New Deewar Posted by Hello
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    Folks!!!!!This photo blogging really works. And the photo is of a lake @ Tippagondanahalli(35 kms from Bangalore on Magadi Road) Posted by Hello
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    No Indian time zone in Haloscan :-(


    I was just adjusting some settings in Haloscan. I wanted to change the TimeZone. I found that those guys have time zones of GMT+5(Karachi), GMT+6(Colombo). No India :-(((


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    Friday, December 03, 2004

    Thank you Mira!

    Harry Potter fans. Great News for you all. Mira Nair has refused to direct the 5th Harry Potter movie. The reason she gives is "I do not like to take up a film which others with a similar creative talent can also make," Nair explains.
    Are you still on your chair or fell off reading it?? Okay to tickle your funny bone read

    Surprise! surprise! Mira Nair is directing a completely innovative, creative movie. Check
    this for further details. Wow. What a creative person she is!

    Now dont ask me what contradiction means!

    P.S. Thanks to Maverick for pointing it out to me :-)

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    For all the sports buff's


    Chelsea vs Newcastle United @ Stamford Bridge

    Kickoff 18.15 IST (Star Sports)

    Manchester United vs Southampton @ Old Trafford
    Kickoff 20.25 IST (Star Sports)


    Barcelona vs Malaga @ 00.30 hrs IST(ESPN)

    Australia vs Newzealand 1st ODI @ Melbourne 05.30 IST(Star Sports)

    Arsenal vs Birmingham @ Highbury

    Kickoff 20.25 IST (Surprisingly there seems to be no relay. Got to recheck with the newspaper on sunday)

    Thalaivar doing a Victory lap at Paris

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    Thursday, December 02, 2004

    Pizza Delivery boys

    Last night, I almost banged on to a Pizza Delivery boy. That guy overtook me from left and literally took a 90 degree turn. It took sometime for me and the old uncle who was driving the Maruti 800 to grasp what actually happened.

    If ever
    Valentino Rossi checks out on these guys he will quit racing!

    Fun apart, it is very bad on the part of Pizza Management to promise customers that they will get their Pizza's in 19 minutes or whatsoever time. The road conditions, the traffic jams should all be kept in mind before promising. Just not the distance. The pressure lies squarely with the pizza delivery boys, who are given a scooter to fulfill the promise given by some XYZ. And if a Pizza Boy delays in one delivery, he gets a black mark. Three black marks in a month can lead from pay cut to lay off :-(
    No wonder these guys care a damn for the traffic signals
    I think it is highly unfair.

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    Government Establishments!

    People always crib about government establishments and services. But they really do need a pat on the back when they are doing a good job as well

    I am really impressed with this Bangalore Telecom site. There is a section called as directory listing which is an exact replica of telephone directory. Now someone from Chennai, neednt ask me to check out the phone number and address of a bangalore company or person. Does chennai telecom have such a section? Can anyone give me the link please?

    And tracking your train option @ Southern Railways is very useful. If my folks are coming from chennai by brindavan, I can plan when to leave from office to receive them. No need of calling up 132 or 133 and listen to recorded information. At present this service is there only in Southern Railway Jurisdiction and is not yet implemented in South Western Railways. Hope it is done fast, with bangalore being the station with maximum passenger traffic!

    And PF department is issuing an account no to everyone. In that way, you dont need to wait for ages to transfer your PF account from one company to other when you switch. They had come to my organisation and taken photographs of employees, and gave a temporary card as well :-)

    Way to go guys!!

    In case you are interested in knowing the TRAI (Telecom Regulatory Authority Of India) please visit this site . These guys regularly update the site and lots of useful information is available.

    And people who are new to bangalore. It takes very long to get a new gas connection these days. Some agencies are not even ready to accept the bookings. So watch out.

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    Christina, Saurav and Cricket

    Be happy people.
    Christina Aquilera has come to India. So we all indians are blessed now. Because she has set her foot in our country. To know more click here

    And folks. Be ready to miss out on some important TV programmes from the month of January. TRAI has changed some regulations and have hiked the rates. So start of another cable war

    Ganguly has been fined by match referee once again. I dont understand this thing. Why doesnt the match referee fine the umpire when he commits mistake? Why doesnt the match referee pick up the damn phone and tell the umpire that the batsmen is out and have mercy on the bowler? And how is the bowling team supposed to react when the umpire doesnt give out?
    "Hello Mr Bucknor. How do you do? I think that was out, dont you feel so? Next time such thing happens you have to declare the batsmen out? Now can we carry on with the game."
    Cricket rules very badly need a change.

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    Wednesday, December 01, 2004

    Hello Doctor!

    I feel like sharing this. Day before, my friend developed rashes all over at around 12 AM. I took him to Emergency Ward,St John's Koramangala.
    When we entered, the attendant asked us to enter a room. After entering the room we saw some 4 to 5 beds. And in one bed, there was a patient suffering from heart attack. There were some 4 to 5 doctors attending to him at same moment.
    The nurse there asked us to wait in next room. After a while the heart attack patient passed away. Then one of the doctor came to our room, and treated my friend very normally as if nothing had happened. He gave my friend some injection and for 30 mins he was asked to lie down. And the other doctors also joined him and made sure nothing seriously wrong with my friend. A dermitologist came and checked him, declared everything is fine and bade us bye.

    This incident really shook me apart. Seeing a person die is shocking. But the way the doctor was so cool and composed whilst treating my friend immediately after the death, shook me. Great courage!

    In Munnabhai MBBS they say doctors should love their patients. Which I find is good for movie and preaching. But in real life I feel Doctors should be detached whilst they are treating their patient and moving on to next one. Dont you think so?

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    Adnan Sami and other remix(???) videos


    Did you check out the recent music video's of Adnan Sami. One song with Amisha Patel, one song with Bhoomika. With due respect to adnan, I think its high time he realises that he is a singer and not a model :-(
    You lose the pleasure of the song, by looking at the picturisation.
    For that matter I always had a feeling that Adnan's songs are worst picturised. Do you remember the picturisation of the song "Kabhi to nazar milao?" Amazing song, but you end up seeing the terrific chemistry between Aditi and Salil Ankola( Remember, the famous 12th man and drinks boy of Indian Cricket). When Aditi has to show expressions, Salil expresses it and When he has to express, she expresses :-(

    Talking of hindi music video's have you guys seen the songs 'Chod do Anchal Zamana kya kahega','Neele Neele ambar','Hai re tera gungta'. Wow amazing!!
    A girl will be wearing a micro mini shorts and some skimpy top, and be singing 'Chod do Anchal'. Where is 'Anchal' in the first place?
    And in 'Neele Neele ambar' song, the lead pair will be happily dancing under red lights for 'Neele Neele ambar'.
    In that 'gungta' song the lady will be having an hair style of an octopus. Where is the Gungta?

    Forgive me for trying to see logic! But atleast basic things can be maintained

    On the same note, something Kamalhassan said during his interview was interesting. He says there should be no songs in Tamil movies. Instead there should be lots of Music Videos and he would also like to contribute to the same. How nice it would be?

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