Wednesday, January 28, 2004

Viru Viru Mandi - Virumandi

Why do you feel Kamal is trying too hard ?
Why do you think the movie is not upto the mark - even though it was a well made movie ?
Why cant he make one more of the Michael Madan Kama Rajan types ?
Why does he have to have a smooching scene with his leading lady in all his movies ?
Why is that all the time you go watch a movie of his, you always have a feeling will this movie be a hit or not - as if you are watching Kris Srikanth playing in a one-day ?
Why does he need to use Graphics to simulate something or the other in his movies (that too not that effectively)?

Tuesday, January 27, 2004

Congrats Sriram

One of my Modern School buddies, Sriram, landed up a job in Accenture. He will be joining duty Feb 1st week in Bangalore as a financial consultant. My heartfelt congrats to him and all the best wishes in his future endeavours. Me and my family members are so happy for him. He is such a guy who has given everything to prepare for CA, he has one more final paper to go, which he has been trying for last 3 years. Even this time he failed to clear it by 2 marks. He is not going to sulk till he clears the final paper. Please join me in wishing him all the wishes for his next try. A special thing about him is his total dedication towards anganallur.
According to him there is no place like Nanganallur anywhere in the world. Hope he gets to change this soon :).

Monday, January 19, 2004

Difference between a normal person and a GRE student

An email that i received that reminded me of my GRE days.

A GRE STUDENT: All articles that coruscate with resplendence are not truly auriferous.
A NORMAL PERSON : All that glitters is not gold.

A GRE STUDENT : Sorting on the part of mendicants must be interdicted.
A NORMAL PERSON : Beggars are not choosers

A GRE STUDENT : Male cadavers are incapable of rendering any testimony.
A NORMAL PERSON : Dead men tell no tales

A GRE STUDENT : Neophite's serendipity.
A NORMAL PERSON : Beginner's luck

A GRE STUDENT : A revolving lithic conglomerate accumulates no congeries of small, green, biophytic plant.
A NORMAL PERSON : a rolling stone gathers no moss

A GRE STUDENT: Members of an avian species of identical plumage tend to congregate.
A NORMAL PERSON : birds of the same feather flock together

A GRE STUDENT : Pulchritude possesses solely cutaneous profundity.
A NORMAL PERSON : beauty is only skin deep

A GRE STUDENT : Freedom from incrustations of grime is contiguous to rectitude.
A NORMAL PERSON : cleanliness is godliness

A GRE STUDENT : It is fruitless to become lachrymose of precipitately departed lactile fluid.
A NORMAL PERSON : there's no use crying over spilt milk

A GRE STUDENT : Eschew the implement of correction and vitiate the scion.
A NORMAL PERSON : spare the rod and spoil the child

A GRE STUDENT : The stylus is more potent than the rapier.
A NORMAL PERSON : the pen is mightier than the sword

A GRE STUDENT : It is fruitless to attempt to indoctrinate a superannuated canine with innovative maneuvers.
A NORMAL PERSON : u can't try to teach an old dog new tricks

A GRE STUDENT : Surveillance should precede saltation.
A NORMAL PERSON : look before you leap

A GRE STUDENT : Scintillate, scintillate, asteroid minim.
A NORMAL PERSON : twinkle,twinkle, little star

A GRE STUDENT : The person presenting the ultimate cachinnation possesses thereby the optimal cachinnation.
A NORMAL PERSON : he who laughs last, laughs the best

Thursday, January 08, 2004

Pongal at Singara Chennai

After two years i will be spending 2004 Pongal with my parents. The last time i celebrated Pongal with my parents was on 2002. That was the time when my brother got married too. My chittappa (dad's younger brother) is there in Chennai to celebrate with my dad and periappa (dad's elder brother). Its always fun to hear them talk about their olden days. Will be misisng my brother’s presence, since he has been transferred to Kuwait and has started work there during the last week of December. The one thing am quite looking forward is to spend some quality time with my niece, Avantika, who just celebrated her first year birthday. Will be posting more about the trip after i head back to "abode of phoolan devis" Pune.

Friday, January 02, 2004

How i want 2004 to be

What a year 2003 was. According to me it was a great year for Brand India. Great year for Indian Sports. The notable one was Hockey. It scaled great heights, we saw some breathtaking field goals by the ever dependable Gagan Ajit Singh.

Wonderful year for Indian Scams. If you ask me why its great, unless these scams come out in open, how would we know that scams do happen ? Mother of all scams, the stamp paper scam, Rs 30,000 crore scam came out in the open. I am sure scams are happenning in all spheres of a common mans life. We just have to bring it out in the open.

The golden quadrilateral project has gotten underway. Can you imagine what joy it would bring to the travelling public ? Travelling would be a lot easier, driving between Pune and Bangalore wont be such a mess anymore.
According to me one of the big infrastructural glitch that seperates us from a lot of developed countries - is the lack of roads.

Next big thing to happen to India is interlinking of rivers across the Indian mainland. Southern part of India especially Tamil Nadu will benefit a lot from this. To imagine Chennai without any water problem - whoa - that would be awesome.

One more stuff that would be great if the seeds are sowed this year - is opening the Indian-Pakistan borders.
Imagine free trade, free everything between these two countries. Imagine we get access to their roads to get to
the central Asian countries. Tears would flow through a lot of eyes - im sure.

One more stuff that i would like to happen is changing attitudes among each Indian to give back something to his/her society. At present, in a group of people, you can count the number of people who is trying to volunteer his/her time to the society, in one form or the other. There are a lot of NGO's who require volunteers to help them out. Reach out to them and feel good about it. We can draw inspiration from two young women Vaishnavi and Vandana, who went on to make a big difference in a lot of lives.

Let us make things great for our familes and other families.