Ahaieeen hoon!

A 3 month Karate class is going to be held in campus starting Feb 1st.  Given my ambidextrous  flexibility and reflexive fists I would have made a wonderful karate kid ( ahem  ahem … Professional 🙂 ). How I wish I could join it ! Had I not payed the 3 grand for my French…

The Rainmaker

For some reason of late, I take quite some time to read novels. How gripping it is really doesn’t matter. I finish a chapter or two and set it aside. Probably it’s just about rekindling that thrill to get back to it later for the next read 😉 ! I just finished reading a very…

TED

There’s this site that my bro suggested me to visit. It’s a beautiful collection of videos of speeches of prominent people from the fields of Technology, Entertainment and Design. Really Inspiring and interesting. The best part is that you can even download them to your desktop! Do have a peek. Hat’s off to BMW to…

R.I.P while we U.I.M!!

I hate blogging about ‘people’s demise’ on my blog! Just couldn’t help this. “Veteran Congress leader and Khairtabad MLA, Mr P. Janardhan Reddy, died of a massive cardiac arrest here on Friday. He was 59 and leaves behind his wife, Sulochana, four daughters and a son. The funeral will be conducted with State honours at…

AdVentura – Bangalore

There’s this wonderful group called Adventura for adventure freaks that operates from Bangalore. So if you are into trekking and stuff and stay somewhere near bangalore it’s high time you enroll yourself in this group. They arrange treks in and around Bangalore almost every weekend. Even if you haven’t really been on a trek and…

Gutsy Gibbon 7.1O – Ubuntu

Finally, Installed Gutsy on my system today! :-)After failed attempts to install it last weekend, I was a bit apprehensive this time. But today, two minutes into the install I realized where I was faltering. I’d created four partitions on my Hard disk of 30 Gigs each for Windows. Fiesty was running on the remaining…

Auto drivers…

I picked an auto today to get back home from Vidyanagar. Was really tired and was in no mood to get back hanging in those RTC buses. I randomly stopped an auto and got into it. The driver had his son by his side. They were having muffled conversations and I just couldn’t help not…

The Cow and I!

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Ghai hamari mataa hai. Ghai shaakahaari jaanvar hai. Ghai ghaas-phoos khati hai. Ghai doodh deti hai. Ghai khali ya safed rang hoti hai… 🙂 I still remember that wonderful essay I’d written as a test to gain admission to Sandeepam Vidhyalaya! I was reminded of this episode today during my French class session. We were…

Vedas

The other day, I was watching a video of my nephew’s naming ceremony happening at Baltimore. All was fine but for the way the priest was reciting the mantras. I bet I could recite it better than him! It makes me think at times, how pathetic todays religious system in India is. Everything boils down…

Transition…

Two weeks and counting! 🙂 I’ve got Ubuntu and Microsoft Xp installed on my system with dual boot configured. Still I haven’t logged into Windows for two weeks! The moment I’m in front of my desktop once I’m back from office, It’s Grub> modprobe> Ubuntu. I care a damn about windows now. Last year connectivity…

December’12

This has been my best b’day till date! It all started with Ridhimma calling at about 10:00 pm yesterday and telling she won’t be able to keep herself awake till 12! given the fact that she’s down with severe fever. So sweet of her to remember my birthday despite her illness! Rakesh up there from…

The way dogs think..

There are a few things that are just beyond your control, those innumerable instances when the sub conscious brain takes over the reins. With time the human brain gets so well accustomed to the intermittent loss of control that it fails to track those transitions. But the moment the transition is sensed you get so…

The girl by the window!

I leave home by around 7am to work by bus everyday. It’s about an hours drive from my place and I tend to calculate how early or how late I am based on the relative presence or occurrence of other regular happenings around me. The bus gets to the outskirts by crossing a few posh…

Mekhedaatu

Should have posted this quite some time back but for some reason or the other I’ve sort of procrastinated it. I’d been to a place called Sangam a few weeks back when I was in Bang’lore. Next time you visit Bangalore,make it a point to visit this spot. It’s about 80 kms from the main…

Just a week! Phew!

Yipee…Just finished the POST.That literally means the techie part of my training is done with!!Got just a few Management sessions for the next few days till our postings get decided and then I’m no more a trainee! Finally, a sense of completion after a gruelling four month hectic schedule.   I’m least bothered on how tough…