Thursday, June 26, 2008

"I am MAD....Are you?"

To be sincere I have a girlfriend who is in her 50's I just was shocked to know she was so old.


Guess Who?


It's my


Why are you crying, a young boy asked his Mom?


"Because I'm a woman," she told him.


"I don't understand," he said.


His Mom just hugged him and said,

"And you never will, but that's O.K.".......


Later the little boy asked his father,

"Why does Mom seem to cry for no reason?".

"All women cry for no reason," was all his Dad could say.


The little boy grew up and became a man,

still wondering why women cry.


Finally he put in a call to God and when God got back to him, he asked "God, why do women cry so easily?"


GOD answered.... ..


"When I made woman,

I decided she had to be special.

I made her shoulders

strong enough to carry

the weight of the world, yet,

made her arms gentle enough to give comfort..


I gave her the inner strength

to endure childbirth

and the rejection

that many times will come

even from her own children.


I gave her a hardness

that allows her

to keep going and take care

of her family and friends,

even when everyone else gives up, through sickness and fatigue without complaining….


I gave her the sensitivity to love her children under any and all

circumstances. Even when her child has hurt her badly.....


She has the very special power to make a child's boo-boo feel better and

to quell a teenager's anxieties and fears....


I gave her strength to care for her husband, despite faults

and I fashioned her from his rib to protect his heart....


I gave her wisdom to know that a good husband never hurts his wife, but

sometimes tests her strengths and her resolve to stand beside him

unfalteringly. ...


For all of this hard work,

I also gave her a tear to shed.

It is hers to use

whenever needed and !

it is her only weakness....

When you see her cry,

tell her how much you love her, and all she does for everyone, and even though

she may still cry, you will have made her heart feel good.


She is special!


Please send this to women you know, and those with mothers,

sisters, and special women in their lives.


But, also send this to men so they will understand about what a

wonderful thing a woman is.


Love Your Mother Always

And Keep Her Smiling

Lost your mobile phone in a public place?

Lost your mobile phone in a public place? Wondering how and where to register a complaint?

In case of such unfortunate situations, please a shoot a mail to:

 What are all the details that we must include in the mail?

a)    Mobile No, model and color

b)    Your contact phone number and address for communication

c)     Date, Time and where lost

d)    IMEI No (Press *#06# to get the IMEI No)


 044 - 28555078 & 23452213

For your information, please.

How Indian mind works



An Indian man walks into a bank in
New York City
and asks for the loan officer.
He tells the loan officer that he is going to India on business
for two weeks and needs to borrow $5,000.

The bank officer tells him that the bank

will need some form of security for the loan,

so the Indian man hands over the keys
and documents of new Ferrari parked
on the street in front of the bank.
He produces the title and everything checks out.
The loan officer agrees to accept
the car as collateral for the loan.

The bank's president and its officers
all enjoy a good laugh at the Indian
for using a
$250,000 Ferrari
as collateral against a
$5,000 loan.
An employee of the bank then
drives the Ferrari into the bank's
underground garage and parks it there.

Two weeks later, the Indian returns,
repays the $5,000 and the interest,
which comes to $15.41.
The loan officer says,

"Sir, we are very happy to have had your business,
and this transaction has worked out very nicely,
but we are a little puzzled.
While you were away,
we checked you out and found that you are a multi millionaire.
What puzzles us is, why would you bother to borrow "$5,000" ?

The Indian replies:

"Where else in New York City can I park my car
for two weeks for only $15.41
and expect it to be there when I return'"

Ah, the mind of the Indian...
This is why India is shining


Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Microsoft's Crazy Facts !!

Microsoft's Crazy Facts


Nobody can create a FOLDER anywhere on the computer which can be named as "CON".
This is something pretty cool...and unbelievable. ..
At Microsoft the whole Team, couldn't answer why this happened!

This is something pretty cool and neat...and unbelievable. ..
At Microsoft the whole Team, including Bill Gates, couldn't answer why this happened!
Try it out yourself...
Open Microsoft Word and type
=rand (200, 99)
And then press ENTER



For those of you using Windows, do the following:
1. Open an empty notepad file
2. Type "Bush hid the facts" (without the quotes)
3. Save it as whatever you want.
4. Close it, and re-open it.
Is it just a really weird bug?
You can try the same thing above with another sentence "this app can break"

Explanation for Magic #1:

In windows the folder name and the special system variables share the same interface, so when you create a folder with a system variable name it will consider that folder already exist!!
These special system variables are available irrespective of path
You cannot create a folder with these names also:
CON, NUL, COM1, COM2, COM3, LPT1, LPT2, LPT3,COM1 to COM9 and LPT1 to LPT9....
CON means console, COM1 means serial port 1, LPT1 means parallel port 1


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Saturday, June 21, 2008

Girls Must Be Crazy !!!............

Writer : Unknown, as I get it as a Forward….. but whoever wrote, its good ; So I thought to share…. (No offence to Girls)

"These Guys must be crazy yaar", Asha suddenly remarked while adoring
herself in the mirror.

Her roommate priya who was busily playing Minesweeper in her laptop, turned
to Asha and asked, "c'mon, ma'm wat talking about Guys
suddenly..watz the matter?"

Asha : True yaar, these guys  must be crazy.. I think they do all sort of
stupid things if they fall in love

Priya : aaha, Asha.what happened pa, suddenly you talking about love.who is
that idiot ?

Asha : Hey keep quiet ok! I'm already very angry... You please don't try to
tease me further

Priya : hahaha, you angry. see yourself in the mirror.. your drooling is
quite apparent. Tell me whoz that guy who made you talk about love all of
the sudden

Asha : our next cubicle northie yaar, Vikram I  mean.. He is following me
wherever I go

Priya (surprised) : What you mean Vikram? Hey come on so many girls in our
office are drooling about him.... don't just blush ok? You shouldn't lie too
much esp when you are seeing urself in the mirror

Asha : hey come on yaar, you know, that day in FC, I went to wash my hands.
All other taps were free only. But this guy purposely waited and came to the
tap where I washed my hands after I went.

Priya : hmmph.. Big deal... This is more feebler than BSNL signal. (shakes
her head) I cant accept this as a Love signal

Asha : wait wait. Even I didn't think it as a big issue. But yesterday no,
after finished with my dinner, I missed my mobile in the desk while leaving.
When I came back to pick it up, I noticed this Vikram picking up my paper
towel and put in his pocket. What would you say for this?

Priya : Really??? Do u mean it

Asha : hey true yaar.. thatz why I said.. these guys are all crazy.. they
tend to do all sorts of stupid things for love and romance

Priya : aah..dont tell me you didn't like that

Asha : hehe thatz a different story J ... you come with me to Food court
today.. I'll show you live action today

That afternoon........Priya and Asha dine together in the Food court. Vikram
who enters the Food court at the same time, takes the seat just behind them.

Asha : Look where he is sitting

Priya : O.K O.K.. Relax

Both finish their lunch and go to wash their hand. As they return they see
Vikram standing near the place where they had their lunch

Asha : Now see what he does

Priya : Wait , wait

Vikram looks here and there, after getting convinced no one is around, picks
up the tumbler that was used by Asha during her lunch.

Asha : (triumphant smile) What do yaa say now?

Priya : Yep yep, Guys must be crazy only.. I will go and catch that Vikram
red handedly

Asha : hey relax priya, Me feeling shy

Priya : hello this is not a  film story to keep postponing love proposal
until a railway station climax. You just wait here

Priya straightly goes to Vikram, who is quiet surprised to see her..

Vikram : Hi do u do

Priya : Dei, what are u doing da

Vikram : err..whatz the matter pri?

Priya : Watz the tumbler u are holding in ur hand

Vikram : oh this one ah? This is your friend Asha's work. Arrey, she is so
careless yaar. Whenever she goes to wash her hands in the wash basin, she
leaves the tap open and let water go waste. She never disposes of the paper
towel, once she is done with lunch and leaves it there itself. See even now,
she doesn't even care to keep the tumbler back in the place. How many times
you expect me to keep reminding in mails as part of the HALE cleanliness
initiative of the week. Nobody cares.. see, for being a volunteer what sort
of job I have to do. Regardless of the number of posts in the bulletin about
etiquette nobody cares to listen."

Saying this, a disgusted vikram goes to pick up the tumbler in the next
desk. An apparently shocked Asha could not mutter any other words except
mumbling "GALS MUST BE REALLY CRAZY . . . . ..."

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Woman Arrest Law....Imp Info..Must Read

Plz Read.............

Woman Arrest Law: (not only arrest also for going police station)
An incident took place in Pune - a young girl was attacked by a man
posing as a plain clothes officer; he asked her 2 come 2 the police
station when she & her male friend didn't have a driver's license 2
show. He sent the boy off 2 get his license and asked the girl to
accompany him to the police station. Took her instead to an isolated
area where the horrendous crime was committed.

The law [which most of us are not aware of] clearly states that between
6 pm and 6 am, a woman has the right to REFUSE to go to the Police
Station, even if an arrest warrant has been issued against her. It is a
procedural issue that a woman can be arrested between 6pm and 6am, ONLY
if she is arrested by a woman officer & taken to an ALL WOMEN police
station. And if she is arrested by a male officer, it has to be proven
that a woman officer was on duty at the time of arrest.

Please fwd this 2 as many girls you know. Also 2 boys coz this can help
them protect their wife, sisters and mother. It is good for us to know
our rights.

Do not neglect, fwd to your entire buddy list.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Kamal's Dasavatharam VS Vishnu's Dasavatharam

Giri says:
June 17th, 2008 at 10:39 pm

I’m not sure how many of you thought on these lines, but the below post makes a lot of sense about the film. There are many discussions on the film happening here – about Chaos Theory, Butterfly Effect, God, Religion etc. I’m watching the film again sometime.

One thing we had noticed is why people didnt get the real subtext and reason for the various roles and hence the title.
If you knew the real dasavatharams of Lord Vishnu and their characters you can appreciate the script more. Let me explain, starting with the best adapted role:

1. Krishna avatar - Vincent Poovaraghavan
Lord krishna is actually a dalit, he is dark-skinned [shyamalam]. He saved draupadi when she was being violated and he was the actual diplomat in mahabharatham. Lord krishna dies of an arrow striking his lower leg. Now look at how vincent was introduced.. he appears when asin is about to be molested and he saves her like draupadi. Vincent is the dalit diplomat, fights for land issue [soil issue to be exact] and dies from the metal rod striking his leg. Oh even five of vincent’s men are drugged at P. Vasu’s.. sounds familiar???

2. Balarama avatar - Balarama naidu
This is an easy given. as the name suggests and the role personifies you can easily get it.

3. Mathsya avatar - Ranagaraja nambi
nambi is thrown into water in an act of trying to save lord from being thrown into sea, though vainly. what more clue do you want?

4. Varaha avatar - Krishnaveni paatti
During the mukunda song, krishnaveni paatti does varaha avatar in the shadow puppetry. The frame freezes on it for a second. there is the clue. Moreover, in varaha avatar lord actually hides earth so as to protect life forms. Here too krishnaveni hides the germs - life form inside the statue so as to protect.

5. Vamana avatar - Kalifulla khan
remember in vamana avatar, lord vishnu takes the vishvaroopa, that is the giant form! Hence the giant kalifulla here symbolises vamana avatar.

6. Parasurama avatar - Christian Fletcher
Parasurama is actually on an angry killing spree and killed 21 generations of the particular kshatriya vamsa. Hence the real KILLER… Guess what thats what our Fletcher is! He comes around with the gun [modern upgrade for axe] and kills everyone around. I have to check if he kills 21 people though.

7. Narasimha avatar - Shingen Narahashi
first of all the name itself is a play on the words singam [means lion in tamil] and narasimha [the avatar being symbolised]. Lord Narasimha manifests himelf to kill the bad guy and he also teaches prahaladha. In the movie, he shows up to kill the killer fletcher! and is also a teacher.. Lord Narasimha had to kill the asura with bare hands and hence the martial arts exponent here.. get it?

8. Rama avatar - Avatar Singh
Lord Rama stands for the one man one woman maxim, kind of symbolising true love.. Here Avatar portrays that spirit by saying that he loves his woman more than anything and wants to live for her.

9. Kalki avatar - Govindaraj Ramasamy
As you know, the hero in kaliyug can be none other than the Kalki avatar!!!

10. Koorma avatar - Bush
This is the most loose adaptation I couldn’t clearly comprehend. But if you look at the real koorma avatar, the lord is the turtle/tortoise that helps in stirring the ksheera sagara and bringing out the amruth. This essentially creates war among the devas and asuras. Similarly today Bush facilitates war between you know whom… May be Kamal also indicates that this avatar is a bit dumb like the tortoise…

Zimbabwean bonanza .......2 good!!!

It turned out to be too good to be true. Pashupatinath temple authorities
in Mandsaur district of Madhya Pradesh rubbed their eyes in disbelief when
they received a cheque in their donation box carrying several zeroes. When
they added it up it came to One crore. But within days, the sense of
exhilaration turned into anger and rage when a Mumbai-based Forex bank
converted the crore into a princely sum of Rs 2. 26 paisa. Worse news
followed---the cheque clearance charges amounted to Rs.4000.

The full story is like this. A devotee from Zimbabwe left a cheque of Rs 1
crore issued in the name of temple. The Samiti members quickly calculated
the amount in US Dollars, without realizing the fact that cheque was in
Zimbabwean dollar. The men of religion in Mandsaur were also blissfully
unaware of the political turmoil in Robert Mugabe's country. When the
bearer cheque was deposited in the samiti's local State Bank of Indore
account, it sought information about the cheque from Mumbai-based Forex

The Treasury stated that due to the collapsed economy in Zimbabwe, one US
dollar is equal to 19, 09, 10,632 Zimbabwean dollar.
Thus, the real value of the cheque became Rs 2.26.Besides, about Rs 4,000
were required for the clearance, verification of cheque.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Dasavatharam - Birds Eye View...!

Some guys have claimed they haven't understood chaos theory which plays such an important part in the film. With some explaination people can appreciate the brilliance of the film.

Q:What is Chaos?

A:Basically a chaotic system is one wherein long term predictions are impossible.Like for example,if I push a car, I know that it is going to move and it will continue to do so if I go on pushing it on and on.However,in a chaotic system,this situation cannot be predicted over a long period of time.Weather for example is a chaotic system.No matter how good your instruments are,you simply cannot predict the weather with 100% accuracy over a long term basis and forecast it.

I feels the scene from aporva sadoraragal where he kills delhi ganesh is one more example of chaos theory.

Q:What is the butterfly effect?

A:It is the most important component of a chaotic system.Basically,small perturbations results in amplifications which completely destroys the original nature of the system and makes prediction impossible.If a butterfly flaps its wings in Africa,it could result in a cyclone in USA.(Mark the word COULD)A highly dumbed down explanation of the butterfly effect is in the film Anniyan,where Vikram's sister dies because a liquor shop owner sells liquor on a dry day.

Q:OK,how does Dasa incorporate it?

A:In essence,Dasa talks about 8 characters who are inconsequential as such,but are integrated in a larger picture.Without Bush,the plane would have been called back.Without Shinghen,Govind would be dead.Without the tsunami,the world would have been destroyed.Even Krishnaveni Patti plays a very important role.If she had not put the vial in the idol,maybe Govind would have recovered it then and there and a powerful weapon would have been unleashed.The very fact that it went into the idol meant that it was being accelrated to its destiny.Without Kaifulllah Khan,Govind would have never escaped;the list simply goes on.

Q:OK,so does the film talk about theism or atheism?

A:Neither.It talks about how humans drive the destiny of the world.

Kamal says in the movie that everything happens for a reason. It appears that He implies "Nature Is God" - from his portrayal of the world, the cyclic and reasoned happenings of life and nature with repect to the CHAOS THEORY.

However, the main point and the subject of my post is to bring up a very simplified example of the chaos theory. One thing can lead to another, and another and another and so on, wherein energy can be gained, multiplied, transformed thus leading to a result which ends this cycle.

Please take a look at this video: the best way to explain chaos theory.

These are very few simple examples of what simple changes in relative positions of objects can do. No one can ever predcit what would lead to what, as in we will have no idea what is going to be the end result when we start watching the things happening in sequence. They can be built to accomplish anything, starting with something that is NO WAY related to what the end result is. This can be taken as a model to explain the chaos theory, wherein the only difference being that these machines are man-made and chaos theory is nature-made.

Having said that, I hope you all know where I am coming. It is marvellous that Aandavar Kamal has used such a device in Abhoorva Saghodhararghal, way back in 1989. To kill Delhi Ganesh, for those of you who do not remember.

The plot concept of Dhasaavadhaaram is logically explained by a machine used by Him in His own screenply back then too, before 20 Years!! Be it a coincidence, or He possibly had that in mind as an inspiration, it amazes!!

My whole point is, Kamal Hasan, was born genius!

Nambi explanation

Okay,this is slightly outside the chaotic system driving the film as a whole.My tamil is not that good(lived in north all my life)so I can't say exactly what Govind was telling in the begining of the film,but from what I could gather he says that this story is about ideologies like God,the madness surrounding such ideologies and decides to tell the story of the Shaivite-Vaishnavite conflict to show how people go crazy in the name of God as an example.As a loose end,it gets tied up in the end,when the Ranganathar idol is thrown out of the sea due to the tsunami which highlights the cyclic nature of life.

Another explanation(and this is slightly far fetched)is that Govind is in fact the reincaranation of Nambi.As Nambi he couldn't protect God and died in the name of God.In order to fulfill his Karma,he is reincarnated as Govind Ramasamy who ultimately saves the world from destruction.The idol in the end somewhat hints to this theory;his story began with the idol and it ends with the idol.

Another explanation

The idol that is drowned in the sea along with Rangarajan in 12th century by Chozha king results in a fault being developed at the bottom of the ocean and creates tremors more than 800 years later. These tremors result in the Tsunami. This again is a classic case of Butterfly Effect wherein a seemingly inconcsequential event (the drowing of the idol) saves Tamil Nadu from being wiped out off the face of the earth.

all 8 characters are responsible for govind to reach his destination i.e beach during the exact time of tsunami right from bush to japnese man and after statue comes out they would have researched it and so govind started narrating the story from religious aspect to give it as a example for satellite failure to predict tsunami kamal rocks man,no words to explain

As far as the connection with Nambi character and events in 12th Century goes... The connection is based on the "butterfly effect ".

When Govind and Andal goes to the bury the idol in the sands, Andal will stumble on a particular stone couple of times...This is the same stone as the one from 12th Century when Kothai rips her Thali and flings it at Kulothunga will end up hanging on the stone. So, the implied message here is Andal is Kothai reborn in the 21st century.

During the encounter with Santhana Bharathi in the sand quarry, it is repeat of the incident from 12th century. Instead of Kulothunga Chozhan, it is the Sand Mafia who tries to inflict damage on the lives of Govind and Andal...

This movie is a brilliant juxtaposition of independed characters whose paths cross, if only briefly, which is stunning example of Chaos Theory.

For the idiot reviewers like in Sify and Times of India, it would make sense for the owners of those media outlets to get their reviewers trained on basics of reviewing a movie without prejudice. Even after Thalai mentioned about Chaos Theory in the buildup to the movie release, these idiots could not understand the significance of it.

This is stunning screenplay at its best!

The story line is things going wrong are made to be right which involves many people and countries knowingly or unknowingly......knowingly: bush,manmohan singh,govind,fletcher,balaram naidu,mallika sheravat. unknowingly: poovaragan(actually saved kamal unknowingly),sardarji(gave way to fletcher to escape unknowingly),japanese(saved govind from fletcher,he knows he is saving but he doesnt know about the play and was there only for revenge),kallifulla and family(saved govind unknowingly)........this is based on choes theory

if u watch it closely u can also find another actor who has done double action other than asin and kamal. asin's father sahasranamam. in the beginning he ll be saying "panchatchira manthirathai sollitu vaango maappillai". n at the end he ll be saying "avar enna jathiyo inga vaanga paati theetu aagida poguthu". another eg of chaos.

dalith kamal was trying to save the land resource......he unknowingly gets involved in saving the person(govind) who is trying to save the world....... also sardarji dont know about vayal but since he distracts policemen in airport by blood vomit,fletcher is made to escape........

Everything happens for a reason in this movie

1. Nambi's drowning to death with the heavy statue causes simple changes to the seabed that causes a devastating tsunami 800 years later

2. The tsunami takes the lives of hundreds but saves a whole state by killing the deadly germs with its high content of sodium chloride

3. Vincent Poovaragan's death establishes his legacy and makes Santhana Barathi change

4. Poovargan's death assumed as her son's death by Krishnaveni patti, relieves her of her mental instability

5. The change of package between Avtaar Singh and Fletcher delays things a bit and also ends up curing Avtaar Singhs throat cancer

6. Yuka's death in a way saves Govind in the climax as Shinghen saves him

7. Kalifulla's family and neighbours are saved as they are taken to the Darga for investigation

DASA 10 roles review

1.Rangaraja nambi : Who said kamal is 50+ years old.. Amazing body.. Acting in that role top class..

2.Govind : the perfect hero

3.Fletcher : other villains have to learn from him.. Amazing man.. i started loving this villain.

4.Avthar Singh : Perfect punjabi singer. Daler mehendi should watch this.

5.Krishnaveni paati : How did he do that role man.. Why no one is discussing this role? This character was not as short as APPU but still was shorter. We all know how he bent his knees for APPU, but for this Paati what did he do? Amazing.

6.Japaneese Narahasi : Small role but wat a stunt performance.. But for the climax song, i wouldnty have believed taht it was kamal.

7.Kalifulla Khan : Have u ever noticed how such a tall guy usually walks in real life. Its jus like him. Perfect.. 10/10

8.George Bush: chinnatha kalaaichitaaru. GB ku NaCl na ennanu theriyatham. But it may be true. Stylish English. Americanms hav to learn from him.

9.Poovaraghan : No words for this character. I loved him man. He is the man. notice his body language. Stiff shoulders and wat a slang. He attracted everyone in the end.

10. Balram Naidu : Last but not the least.. The most lovable character.. Chanceless timing. He knows 5 languages in Telgu. This one character is enough for the movie to be a hit in Andhra. Lovely body language.

Connections to Vishnu Purana & Dasavatharam : :-) Just tried....

Boovarahan (Obvious The Boar - Varaha Avatharam; his issue in the movie is digging the earth and sand),

Balarama naidu (obvious)

Krishnaveni-Patti can both be Krishna Avatharam - but lets assign avar Patti the Krishna avatharam (since Krishna is also a woman) and since Govind is Govind Ramaswamy and has a monkey called (H)Anu - he should be Rama avatharam.

Kalif Ullah was the opposite of Vamana Avatharam (Tall vs Short).

The Japanese Kamal had a name similar to Nrihasimha Avatharam .

Since Ranagaraja Nambi drowned can we say there is a loose connection to Matsya (an avatharam where a fish warns the King of impending flood) or can we say he was Koorma avatharam because he lay in the bottom and churned the sea.

Just wanted to talk about Kamal's amazing attention to detail. Looking closely there are a few more things:

* When Fletcher and the Japanese guy fight, the boats go down, visibly, all of a sudden referring to the drop in water levels that precede a Tsunami.

* The church bell strikes 8 times when the Tsunami approaches.

* Birds flying away from the sea when Fletcher grabs the idol on top of the unconstructed building referring to animals which fled away from the shore on the morning of Tsunami.

Looking much closer, it actually happened in Yala National Park, Sri Lanka and the coast sorrounding it which has close to 700-1000 elephants and more than 5000 animals. About 12000 people died on that shore, not a single animal was found dead.

* Santhana Bharathi, P Vasu, Vincent Boovaraghan or anyone shown in the Tsunami scene NEVER use the word Tsunami, because as far as the general public is concerned Hindu used the word Tsunami in its headlines the next day morning, no other newspaper did.

However, Narasahi is the only person to even say the word Tsunami in the WHOLE movie and it is apt since Japan has a Tsunami almost every other frickin' fortnight and Narasahi also knows what to do, so he does what is best, get into a covered structure or a boat while others flee the area. Narasahi stays and knows that the best way to avoid a Tsunami is to go with its flow but also ensure that he is not in an unstable place.

A cute Message :-)

My mother used to ask me what the most important part of the body is.
Through the years I would take a guess at what I thought was the correct Answer.
When I was younger, I thought sound was very important to us as humans, so I said, "My ears, Mommy."
She said, "No. Many people are deaf. But you keep thinking about it and I will ask you again soon."
Several years passed before she asked me again. Since making my first attempt, I had contemplated the correct answer.
So this time I told her, "Mommy, sight is very important to everybody, so it  must be our eyes."
She looked at me and told me, "You are learning fast, but the answer is not correct because there are many people who are blind."
Stumped again, I continued my quest for knowledge and over the years,
Mother asked me a couple more times and always her answer was, "No. But you are getting smarter every year, my child."
Then one year, my grandfather died. Everybody was hurt. Everybody was crying. Even my father cried. I remember that especially because it was only the
second time I saw him cry.
My Mom looked at me when it was our turn to say our final good-bye to my Grandfather. She asked me, "Do you know the most important body part
yet, my dear?" I was shocked when she asked me this now. I always thought this was a game between her and me.
She saw the confusion on my face and told  me, "This question is very important. It shows that you have really lived in your life. For every body part you gave me in the
past, I have told you  were wrong and I have  given you an example why.
But today is the day you need to learn this important lesson."
She looked down at me as only a mother can. I saw her eyes well up with tears. She said, "My dear, the most important body part is your shoulder."
I asked, "Is it because it holds up my head?"
She replied, "No, it is because it can hold the head of a friend or a loved one when they cry. Everybody needs a shoulder to cry on sometime
in life, my dear. I only hope that you have enough love and friends that you will always have a shoulder to cry on when you need it."
Then and there I knew the most important body part is not a selfish one.
It is made for others and not for yourself. It is sympathetic to the pain of others.
People will forget what you said. People will forget what you did . But people will NEVER forget how you made them feel.
The origination of this letter is unknown, but it brings a blessing to everyone who passes it on.  Good friends are like stars...You don't always see them, but you always know they are there.
Share this with a friend, I just did……..

Thursday, June 5, 2008

'Touchy feely':: article by chetan bhagat

'Touchy feely':: article by chetan bhagat

I remember the incident - I was in a restaurant and one girl in our group
was especially charming. So I, like any other male, tried to put on a
wooing act. You know the routine, a nanosecond extra eye contact, a few
more nods to whatever she says, and attempts to throw in those one-liners
which you know you wouldn't if she weren't there. And it seemed to be
working. She leaned forward when she spoke to me, and every now and again,
we'd have a small conversation of our own, separate from our group. She
laughed at my approach with the fork and knife, and I teased her about her
hair band, which had little teddy bears. Yes, we were flirting. A while
later, she asked me the question what did I study? I said engineering,
without any particular meaning attached to it. And then like a cold metal
rail, she went stiff.

My jokes weren't funny any more. Her eyes wandered to everyone else.

What was it?

Why? Why? Why?

Two days later, I still couldn't get over my great start that had
dissipated listlessly upon mentioning my education. Engineer? What was
wrong with that? My mom had wanted me to become one since I was five! I had
to call her. 'So what happened to you that day, hot and cold, missie?' And
then she said, trying to be nice, 'Well, it's just that I am skeptical
about engineers as friends. I don't know, they can be, you know, very
logical and everything...not very touchy feely'.

Not touchy-feely. Now what the heck did that mean? Well, she obviously did
not mean it literally, since girls don't really suggest that sort of stuff,
certainly not in the first meeting across the table. I guessed it was
something to do with feelings, sort of having an emotional side. The
stereotype being, the nerdy guy who sees relationships like laws of
physics, to whom love is just a bunch of chemicals going crazy in your
brain, and getting to know a person means obtaining their bio-data.

It's time to set the record straight.

It's true that a lot of what engineers study (and they end up studying
quite a lot), has to do with formulaes, laws and numbers. No matter how
hard we try, some of the vocabulary we read all day gets into our language.
So when my mother said, 'Are you getting married next year or not?' I was
liable to say, 'Well, at this moment in time, the probability is relatively
low,' and felt it was completely normal to say it. And when my sister went
sari shopping and couldn't explain the shade she wanted, I told the
shopkeeper the percentages of pink, orange and red in the sari.

Yet, ladies, I don't think we're bad at relationships, love and getting to
know people. We too, can be touchy-feely, as that is part of our education
as well. The reason for this is that most engineering students live in the
this 'touchy-feely' thing. Relationships. Imagine eating, sleeping,
brushing your teeth, bathing (ok rarely this one) and partying with the
same people all the time. So, when you are kicking that bathroom door down
for the tenth time, or when you stand in line for 'gulab-jamuns' in the
mess, and when you are done with the vodka bottle and sharing all your
secrets, you know it is good practice. Yes, hostels maketh the man.

So, next time you are in a flirtatious situation with the techno types, go
on, flirt a bit more. Of course, I am biased towards my kind, but if you
find the conversation turning too geeky, just ask them, 'So, what were your
hostel days like?' and chances are, you'll see a heart behind the
calculator. Coming back to my missie, I thought of what would make me win
her over. Flowers... too cheesy. Music... don't know her taste (nor trust
mine). Teddy bears... don't even go there.

Desperate for some good lines, I just turned it right back at her. 'Yes, I
know what you are saying about engineers. The thing is, unless people with
depth like you start hanging out with us, we won't get any better. Can you
meet me some time for some touchy/feely... oops, I mean coffee/tea?'

She giggled. When they giggle, you have won.

- Chetan Bhagat

Sunday, June 1, 2008

India is a developing country...!!!



 An Old Story:

 The Ant works hard in the withering heat all summer building its house and
 laying up supplies for the winter.

 The Grasshopper thinks the Ant is a fool and laughs & dances & plays the
 summer away.

 Come winter, the Ant is warm and well fed. The Grasshopper has no food or
 shelter so he dies out in the cold.

 Indian Version:

 The Ant works hard in the withering heat all summer building its house and
 laying up supplies for the winter.

 The Grasshopper thinks the Ant's a fool and laughs & dances & plays the
 summer away.

 Come winter, the shivering Grasshopper calls a press conference and
 demands to know why the Ant should be allowed to be warm and well fed
 while others are cold and starving.
 NDTV, BBC, CNN show up to provide pictures of the shivering Grasshopper
 next to a video of the Ant in his comfortable home with a table filled
 with food.

 The World is stunned by the sharp contrast. How can this be that this poor
 Grasshopper is allowed to suffer so?

 Arundhati Roy stages a demonstration in front of the Ant's house.

 Medha Patkar goes on a fast along with other Grasshoppers demanding that
 Grasshoppers be relocated to warmer climates during winter .

 Amnesty International and Koffi Annan criticize the Indian Government for
 not upholding the fundamental rights of the Grasshopper.

 The Internet is flooded with online petitions seeking support to the
 Grasshopper (many promising Heaven and Everlasting Peace for prompt
 support as against the wrath of God for non-compliance).

 Opposition MPs stage a walkout. Left parties call for 'Bengal Bandh' in
  West Bengal and Kerala demanding a Judicial Enquiry.
 CPM in Kerala immediately passes a law preventing Ants from working hard
 in the heat so as to bring about equality of poverty among Ants and

 Lalu Prasad allocates one free coach to Grasshoppers on all Indian Railway
 Trains, aptly named as the 'Grasshopper Rath'.

 Finally, the Judicial Committee drafts the ' Prevention of Terrorism
 Against Grasshoppers Act' [POTAGA], with effect from the beginning of the

 Arjun Singh makes 'Special Reservation ' for Grasshoppers in Educational
 Institutions & in Government Services.

 The Ant is fined for failing to comply with POTAGA and having nothing left
 to pay his retroactive taxes,it's home is confiscated by the Government
 and handed over to the Grasshopper in a ceremony covered by NDTV.

 Arundhati Roy calls it ' A Triumph of Justice'.

 Lalu calls it 'Socialistic Justice '.

 CPM calls it the ' Revolutionary Resurgence of the Downtrodden '

 Koffi Annan invites the Grasshopper to address the UN General Assembly.

 Many years later...





 The Ant has since migrated to the US and set up a multi-billion dollar
 company in Silicon Valley

 100s of Grasshoppers still die of starvation despite reservation somewhere
 in India ,



As a result of loosing lot of hard working Ants and feeding the











India is still a developing country…!!

THE PARROT FLOWER - Excellent creature !!

This is a flower from Thailand. It is also a protected species and is not allowed to be exported. This will be the only way we will be able to view this flower. Prepare to be amazed:



Jackie chan and his son - Photos !!!