A Poem.....for a change :)

got this very beautiful mail....couldnt resist puttin it up :)

ah....the good ol' days


a new beggining????

"there is nothing like goin bak to a place after a long time and see how u've changed"

the coconut trees whos leaves i could touch by standing on the terrace.....are unreachable, the empty site i spent playing countless afternoons in the scorching heats....seems too far now, the garage door which used to have a chalked outline of 3 stumps permanently on it.....no longer invites me to play, "kenchi" ,the brown neighbourhood dog might still wag its tail in his grave though :)

getting bak to a "house" after a period of 10 yrs and being able to call it "home" is something i am facing for the 1st time now. the small kid in me still laughs at the times and the memories associated with the house. the neighbours whom i used to play with, the temple i used to go with my mom, the first ever shop i had been to get everyday stuff for my mom in the kitchen, the day i had lost my face in front of the shopkeeper for my stupidy.......everything is intact, all the memories, all the places.......

looking bak the 10 yrs, from a kid who left the house in the 8th std to go to a boarding school, to a guy who works in a s/w company, i have indeed come a long way. a long way indeed :)



yes... a BIG ? is wat is in my mind rite now...!!!!

as i sit in my office on a saturday mornin listen to some music, i wonder.....i wonder if this is wat i've always wanted.......

well, it feels weird to write this blog, coz i've just written abt the other side of the story in my previous post.....wat contrasts we get to see.......!!!!!!!

well, i agree tat being engaged in some sort of work is wat i've always wanted, but i never knew wat could be the limit i can stretch myself....being an aquarian, i guess i tend to get bored of the monotony of life very easily.....i was bored of sitting idle earlier, now i am bored of working non stop :)

wats the fun in life if i dont get to live it....???? well, as i ponder abt this, i wonder..........

i've come to realize tat change is the only thing constant in our lives....!!!! we just have to learn to cope up with the change well. coz at the end of the day, i truly believe tat we live the life we make out of the opportunities we get.....!!!!

well, this post could just be the stressbuster i need......or maybe not.....!!!! i really dunno.....
i m damn CoNfUsEd.......abt everything........again....!!!!


a 180 degree flip...!!!!

it has finally happened....!!!
life, from a slow paced, boreing, monotonous routine has changed for the good....!! i just hope it stays on like this for a loooong time.

one fine morning when i entered the lift of sona towers, the apprehensive me was totally lost and reluctant to get out of the shell. but now, just a few weeks later, its all changed....and changed for the good i must say...!!!
life is a journey and we get a lot of things to learn abt.....each and every day....!!! this has never been more evident to me than the past few weeks.....

so many kind of ppl, so many kinds of minds, so many kinds of technologies, so many mistakes, so many lines of code, so many mugs of coffee, so many classes, so many segmentation faults...!!!!
everything has a thing to teach, if we look out for it ;)

well, to end it all.....a passing thought...

if at all we knew the source code of our lives, debugging it would've been a much simpler task

just hope we dont get segmentation faults on the way :p


Life at its simplest best.......

wat can be better than a few days without us botherin abt anything??? a few quiet days all by yrself, and tat too for a person like me who loves his space arnd..!!!! and tat contemplative mood to enhance the thinkin process,
a few days to spend with the ppl who care for u unconditionally??? a few days to listen to yr grandpa's story of his childhood??? an absolute new learnin experience with every step u take, an opportunity to view another side of yrself, most of all, an opportunity to prove yrself, to see the real U........and the feelin of being sucked into oblivion, at times, it can be good too.....!!!!

a sneak preview into the facts now so conveniently forgotten, a feeling of pride mixed with the bad feeling of neglecting stuff, the realization tat ignorance is not always a bliss prompting me to look out for knowledge.....lifes good....!!!!!

to get a feelin of goin tat one step further into realizing the true self, a self which has a lifestyle of its own, a mind and a thinkin totally independent of yr thoughts.......a lil confused, a lil freaky, a lil empathy towards yr own self, a total emotional roller-coaster ride...!!!!

yes......this is life at its simplest best.....getting the fundamentals rite could be a thrilling and a totally cOnFuSiNg eXperience :)



wat does it really mean??? why do we crave for tat??? are we really gettin it??? and if we are, are we doin our part to maintain it???? but mainly, do we deserve it??

all these questions popped up in my mind when i was watchin a documentry on Gandhiji. He truly is becomin an inspiration for me these days... like the millions of others, i too used to hate his principles and his actions. i too did critisize them and did end up arguin with some of my friends abt his methodologies and their effectiveness.

I am so happy tat i was wrong then. if not for his non violence, we wouldn't have got our independence so soon......

i was overwhelmed by the sheer power this small, puny old guy with a staff in hand, hardly any clothes on, had over the masses. more abt Gandhi when i get the mood to write abt him, although it'll be like admiring the depth of the ocean by lookin at the surface.

a few quotes i'd like to share....

"jesus showed us the way of love, and Gandhi taught us the way to do it" - Martin Luther King

"an eye for an eye will only leave the whole world blind" - M K Gandhi

He had once said tat he'll consider himself a true Mahatma if in a circumstance where he were to be assassinated, he'd accept the bullets happily and die with the name of God on his lips...we all know how he was killed, he was indeed a ture MAHATMA...!!!

anyways....i wanted to blog abt us being "independent", or the illusion tat we are.
does the feelin of independence restrict itself only to the political power of the country or does it have a lil more depth to it??? doesnt it have anything to do with wat we have to deal with ourselves????
does being independent have any relevence to our lives not being controlled by our emotions and instead, we controllin them???
does growin up as an independent person imbibe in us a sense of responsibility or does it just reduce the compassion and love we have towards the fellow ppl????? does a sense of independence (in watever way) unconsciously make our ego grow out of proportions????

so many questions, so little knowledge to answer them.....
me wonders if i can ever get an answer to some of my rantings....
a part of me quietly stays away from this and tells me to cut the crap and get a life, a part of me tells me to go on and look out for an answer, and a small part of me laughs away to glory....coz i am sure it know all the answers and wants me to find them out myself......

cOnFuSiNg....??? I dont think so....!!!!!!


Missing the obvious????

Holmes and Watson are on a camping holiday. One starlit night, they are lying in their sleeping backs-seperate ones of course, nothing unusual about Holmes and Watson-when Holmes speaks.

"Watson, tell me. When you observe the heavens on a night such as this, what do you deduce?"

Watson, keen to impress his brainy chum, ponders.

"Well, Holmes", he begins, firstly, I observe the vastness of the heavens, and I realise that we are but a microscopic speck in the infinite cosmos. Then, that out there among the countless stars, planets and galaxies, there might even be other life forms, maybe even someone like me. Then, that among the apparent chaos of the universe, I see nevertheless order, and that order must have come from a Being who is responsible for all creation-from the humblest microbe to the mightiest supernova. But then, I deduce that that Supreme Being created you, and me, and among all of this cosmic mahem, He knows me and loves me."

"Hmm. Not bad, Watson, not bad", muses Holmes.

A pause.

"Well, Holmes, well? What, then, do you deduce?"

"Only this, Watson. Some b*****d has stolen our tent."

well...thinkin abt it...lifes like this....!!!
when will we ever learn to think simple terms??????!!!! sometimes in our life we do come across such situations and become watsons rather than holmes.....i yearn to think simple....but will i be able to???? i wonder...


bored and jobless.......again..!!!!!

hey pplz.....if at all there are any :p,

A harmless looking link in some blog of an unknown person just led me to post this stuff....well i do like abstract and philosophical stuff, but this is a lil outrageous...!!! i just answerd some dumb questions and viola!!!! i ended up gettin the answer i wanted to get......

maybe its just a question of permutation and combination of the answers ppl give....or some intellegent coding by some geek which takes the birthday info form yr orkut account (thinkin abt it....can it be even possible??? i wonder...) or watever.....i ended up gettin the answer i wanted to get....ok me blabbering now...

chk it out guys.....but who in their rite minds will be interested??? hmmm.....

You Should Be An Aquarius

What's good about you: philosophical and idealistic, you are a great thinker

What's bad about you: you require a lot of space - it's hard to get close to you

In love: you're quirky and playful, but you hate to be smothered

In friendship, you're: likely to have many acquaintances and very few good friends

Your ideal job: pilot, snow boarder, or science fiction writer

Your sense of fashion: unconventional, unique outfits that turn heads

You like to pig out on: anything with garlic or unique spices


everyday is a new one....!!!!


Every morning in africa,when the sun rises,a deer awakens, knowing it has to outrun the fastest lion or be hunted to death...........

Every morning in africa,when the sun rises,a lion awakens, knowing that it has to outrun the slowest deer or be starved to death...........

It doesn't matter whether you are a deer or a lion ,when the sun rises better be running at your best


TIME IS RUNNING OUT,WAKE UP BEFORE IT'S TOO LATE..................................

P.S I dint have the patience to edit this post....copy pasted from another blog just coz it makes so much of sense to me :)


for a reason.....

"everything happens for a reason" screamed Limp Bizket thro my speakers this morning when i realised something. i wonder why i had not thougt abt it or why nobody had told me it was so....

i've started to believe tat everybody in this world is here for a reason. just think abt it, if not for the morning milkman, yr mom would've made u get up and go to the end of the road to get it, if not for the person who made yr mosquito coil, u would've got chikenguniya by now :p

hehehe.....ok on a more serious note, have u ever wondered wat life would have been with out the ppl whom u are surrounded with...??? one might argue tellin tat if not them, then some others would've been there....i too wondered, but my belief of life being an illusion took over my thinking and i began to wonder even more at the marvels and the intricacy of life...!!!
anyways, i began to realise tat one is destined to be the way he is, and be surounded by the same ppl who influence his behaviour and thoughts in the same manner they are doin now :D think abt it....it'll make sense.

further pondering abt this is makin the whole picture more and more clear in front of my eyes.....and i've begun to realise tat each of this person who is here for a reason, who has or will influence us in our life, has something or the other to teach us. making us a better or a worse person in the process. the converse, i guess is true too....do we even realise how many ppl we have influenced in our lives??? if it has been for the better of the person, then we must be proud of ourselves, but how true are we to ourselves abt this???
if not for tat person, who would've taught me to walk???..... if not for tat person, who would've thought me to face life as it comes???...... if not for tat person, who'd have thought me to give and take respect???....if not for tat person, who'd have taught me not to take ppl for granted???....if not for tat person, who'd have taught me not to take things at the face value???...if not for tat person, who would've made me realise i wasnt a loser???....if not for tat person who would've taught me how to care???....if not for tat person,i'd still be lying!!!!

i've blabbered crap here???? think abt it....it makes a LOT of sense...!!!!


bored and jobless....

Your Personality Profile

You are funky, outdoorsy, and down to earth.
While you may not be a total hippie...
You're definitely one of the most free spirited people around.

You are very impulsive - every day is a new adventure.
However, you do put some thought behind all your actions.
Still, you do tend to shock and offend people from time to time!

hmmm.....i wonder....


when i was in vidyashala....

ok this is a total rip off from an article in our school's bi-annual magazine. i got totally nostalgic when i read this and knew tat i had to store this stuff, coz i generally misplace the magazine :p
i havent changed much of the article, eventhough this was written by a senior (1979-82) who studied there much before i was born, the experience remains the same.....

i so miss my school days.....

Like everybody's life, mine too had its eventful days when i was a school boy. in RamakrishnaVidyashala, my school.
a school with a reputation of being one of the best in the country. the discipline, the enphasis on values, on spirituality, on the rounding of one's personality, the multifarious games,physical exercises, swimming, the debates, the bonhomie, lip-smacking food and the very joy of living together with friends on a 69 acre campus tat loioked likde one large, beautifully crafted carpet of green!
those were the days when we were growin up. when the body and the mind were slowly taking shape. we had out boyish impishness, out youthful folibles.
the chanting of the prayers. in the hall tat evoked such divine piety. to th ethrob of the tabala ( played beautifully by kappe) and the mellow melody of the harmonium. some of us once in a while, drifting into a bit of a slumberback arched and the body fallinf forwards, completely out of our control.and then the sudden jolting of the conscience resulting in hte regaining of the conscious!
those night studiy sessions. done in pir drop silence! night study supervisors who walked up and down like sentinels guarding the ford! their slow, steady, deliberate walk a reminder of their omniscience in the stillness ot the night! "eeeeh, stand up, i say" !
those giggles and the winks, abt some suddenly remembered hilarity! those occasions when some of us stood up and said we were feelin a lil drowsy, just a few mins into the study hour! the splashing of the water on the face. the serious look on the faces of the studious ppl through the window. for having been disturbed bu the sound of water! all this was great fun.
a flash of the ochre in the midst of the study, a faint glimpse of the Swamiji walking along the corridor with the briskness and the purposefulness of a man in command. yhr immidiate straightening of out bent backs, the repositioning or the obooks to portray sincearity of intent and then the reverting of the slightly more relaxed posture after his exit.
sometimes a shrill screams emanating from the distance away from our class. a sure indicator of some elder's outburst against some sloffy boy's behaviour during that precious hour.
and then the diary writing. for five mins. from 8 to 8:05 pm!
we had our inner feelings. tat we couldnt really describe. we missed describe. we missed home. and perhaps our childhood mates with whome we grew up before joining boarding school. and then, we reminded ourselves tat we had to get on in life. make new friends, seek more experiences, and become better equipped to handle the world. as our teachers always told us in the class.
we had our worries. or wantin to do well in class. of winning the hockey match the next day, of writing home and wanting to tell amma tat we loved her! a life of myrad thoughts. sometimes all jumbled up, sometimes having a pattern.

i am gonna have a smile tonight when i sleep......remembering all the good times i've had in my school....getting nostalgic, feels good :)


Life Moves On....

well....thats the hardcore reality of life rite??? it just moves on...!!!!

i am really out of words rite now. doesnt it feel bad when u have to let go of a person for the only reason tat he/she has his/her own life to live???? yeah i know...i am sounding crazy by tellin tat coz at the end of the day, i too would like to move on in life.....and not hang on to my past.

its just tat that wonderful college life of mine will never be back. i am contemplating on the fact tat i am lookin at rite now....somewhere close to 15 ppl atleast had become so close to me in those awesome 4 yrs of my life...when i am lookin bak now, i am hit hard on the face by the fact tat they are all gonna go difft ways....searchin for their own goals in life....and the worst part it all...i might never be able to meet a few of them, even to recollect those amazing moments we had spent together let alone have a good time again...!!!!

aaargh...!!! this is comin out of pure frustration and helplessness i am facing...!!! i know its the reality but am just not able to accept the fact....!!!!

well the saying "the value of the individual is known when the person isnt arnd" is true i guess...i am actually missing some of my friends already even though they are just a phone call away...!!!

whos goin to be the butt of my jokes???....whos gonna arrange night out parties in his house???....whos gonna hit stupid pjs and laugh at them if none of his friends laugh????....whos gonna get pissed for all stupid reasons???...whos gonna send me cute gnite msgs???? whos hair clips am i gonna flick???...whos gonna laugh at my stupid outburts of wierd dance steps???? whos gonna flirt arnd just for the heck of it??? whos gonna give me gyaan on patafying females???...whos gonna make a big fuss out of every little thing??? who.....????

man...!!! i am so gonna miss these beautiful moments in my life.....

yes ppl...!!! u guys mean a lot to me....if u are readin this post, and u can relate to any of my stupid rattlings above, then u are one of the many ppl i am gonna miss for a looooong time to come.

i do really hope tat the bond of friendship i've developed with each of my friend remains the same for the rest of our lives.....

but just as i think abt it...the hard reality hits me again, and i contemplate.....coz i know the truth...life is an illusion and no matter how much i want...i cannot control it...!!!!

life just moves on...!!!!



ever cursed yrself for yr own stupidity???? ever repented yr stupid act after u actually did it???

well....tats just the reason why i am blogging today...!!!

i just dunno wat made me take a break from readin Network Security and get out of the house.....!!! oh ya...i remember i wanted to eat chips...!!! :|

anyways....after makin sure my sis doesnt need anything else, i thought i'll pamper myself with a yeLneeru for the only reason tat i (claim) to be studyin a lot these days.... but as luck would have it....i didnt find my wallet when i got down from my bike at the shop. my 1st reaction...." Oh NO...!!!! NOT AGAIN....!!!!!"

yes...this isnt the first time i am losing my wallet.....had lost it the exact same way last time too...riding full speed on the bike, bumpy roads, big wallet, and a loose pocket.....why wouldnt i lose it??? i guess it just fell off from my pocket on one of the bumps :(

roamed arnd the whole section of the road arnd 3 times, but in vain :(

finally i decided tat i was the biggest loser on this planet and came home, to get my sis's great advice abt goin and lookin on the road....the same road where atleast a hundred ppl would have walked since tat time......i gave up and went to have a bath....

i guess this was the thing tat changed my luck :p

as soon as i sat down, disgusted at myself, cursing my luck, my craving for chips , everything else i could think of.....the phone rang :D trust me....i somehow knew this would be it....i woeld get my wallet back...!!!

a nice elderly gentleman was on the other side....
i had never felt so relieved in my life....!!! the moment he told tat he had my wallet and asked me to come go to his place to collect it...i was thanking my stars left and right :P

anyways....its coz of ppl like these tat life is still enjoiable....!!! if it wasnt for his nice gesture and great ethics he showed today, i'd have lost some cash, my DL, and would have got a hell lot of royal blastings at home.....

David was his name.....but i could see the jesus in him.....:)

if at all everyone could do such a small deed everyday.....wat better a place will this earth be???!!!

whoever found my 1st wallet should read this blog :p


loooong time, no blog

yeah.....life has been hectic for a while now....will blog abt it when i am a lil free and get bored...
in the meanwhile, i got this nice mail....one of the best i can say, coz i seem to get connected to it instantly....read on and find out if u are goin thro the same Quarter Life Crisis :)

Being a twenty something....

It is when you stop going along with the crowd and start realizing that there are many things about yourself that you didn't know and may not like. You start feeling insecure and wonder where you will be in a year or two, but then get scared because you barely know where you are now.

You start realizing that people are selfish and that, maybe, those friends that you thought you were so close to aren't exactly the greatest people you have ever met, and the people you have lost touch with are some of the most important ones. What you don't recognize is that they are realizing that too, and aren't really cold, catty, mean or insincere, but that they are as cOnFuSeD as you.

You look at what ur studying or ur job... and it is not even close to what you thought you would be doing, or maybe you are looking for a job and realizing that you are going to have to start at the bottom and that scares you.

Your opinions have gotten stronger. You see what others are doing and find yourself judging more than usual because suddenly you realize that you have certain boundaries in your life and are constantly adding things to your list of what is acceptable and what isn't. One minute, you are insecure and then the next, secure.

You laugh and cry with the greatest force of your life. You feel alone and scared and confused. Suddenly, change is the enemy and you try and cling on to the past with dear life, but soon realize that the past is drifting further and further away, and there is nothing to do but stay where you are or move forward.

You get your heart broken and wonder how someone you loved could do such damage to you. Or you lie in bed and wonder why you can't meet anyone decent enough that you want to get to know better. Or maybe you love someone! but love someone else too and cannot figure out why you're doing this because you know that you aren't a bad person. Getting wasted and acting like an idiot starts to look pathetic. You go through the same emotions and questions over and over, and talk with your friends about the same topics because you cannot seem to make a decision. You worry about loans, money, the future and making a life for yourself... and while winning the race would be great, right now you are scared just to be a contender!

What you may not realize is that every one reading this relates to it. We are in our best of times and our worst of times, trying as hard as we can to figure this whole thing out. Send this to your twenty-something friends... maybe it will help someone feel like they aren't alone in their state of confusion...

Its called "Quarter-life Crisis." nothing is constant......except change.
What is life without a few risks? Keep playing the game



bored and jobless.....

this is another one of those stupid posts.....just to keep my blog rolling :)

Your Birthdate: February 4

You have an extraordinary character - moral, responsible, and disciplined.
Your sincerely and honesty shine through in almost every situation.
Driven and focused, you rarely let your emotions get the better of you.
You're level headed and rational. People count on your to look at things objectively.

Your strength: Your unwavering loyalty and ethics

Your weakness: Your rock solid stubbornness

Your power color: Navy blue

Your power symbol: Shield

Your power month: April


I'm lovin it...!!!!

nope...this aint a McDonalds ad....this is just my state of mind now...!!!!

life, as we think, isnt really tat bad afterall. not after we start lookin at the God even in the small things. Dunno y...but me feelin happy from deep within. recently read in The Bhagawad Gita tat anada is a state of mind in whic the person feels happy for no reason at all....a state of mind in which a person seems to enjoi with his surroundings, even goes to the extent of influencing his surroundings...!!!

i've always believed tat ones life cannot be a closed book.......i believe in sharing my thoughts and my feelings with the ppl around me, atleast tats better tat way than someone else pryin into yr personal life and blowin small things way out of proportion...!!!

anyways...hope i just continue being in this state of mine forever......hope i'll have the strength in me to take the blow life gives once in a while, i see it comin in the form of my HoD, can actually see him sittin on a yemme, sportin a huge mush, hehehe...thinkin abt it, he could've been the best person to play the Yama in those dramas which still happens in some villages.....there are ample number of competitors for the (ishtylish) roles of Rambha, Urvashi and Menaka as well in our dept in coll :p

anyways, me just feelin good abt:
the blore weather comin bak to its senses, the good comments i m gettin for my pics, the fresh smell of the soil when it rains, the nice songs on radio, the non stop msgin with my friends, my sis's sarcasm, my bike's improved performance, my dad's treats, my mom's advice, the total joblessness, my 4 hr sleepin spree in the afternoons, readin, the reunions, my new found friends, in short.....MY LIFE...!!!

is this wat all the yogis and the sanyasis work towards??? is this wat ppl should strive to achieve in their lives??? or is this just another passin phase of mine??? will i remain this way?? will i get bored of this as well??? i dont know......will just enjoi while it lasts :)


The Best Blonde Joke Ever....!!!!!

chk this out ppl....!!!!

this is undoubtedly the bestesst blonde joke i've ever come across on the net... :)

keep smiling :)


who will cry when u die...????

yr family, yr friends, yr neighbours (bull...!!!), yr ex GF...??? fine, at the most her new BF as well..(just to get her sympathy :p)

are those the only ppl whome u've touched in yr entire lifetime....??? are those the only ppl whome u've made a difference in yr life???? was yr life just so much....???

to me, i guess its better to be only so much than to have a huge fan followin behind u....i changed my mind lookin at the stupid reactions of the so called "fans" of Dr.Rajkumar.
but my question is.....wat did he do to have such a huge fan following...??? was it all really worth it at the end???

i totally agree tat He was a genius in his own respect, a brilliant actor and a super singer....i still feel tat no one could have sung maaNikya veeNa song in the movie kaviratHna kaaLidaasa better than him. not even the best of the best singers of any era would have come even near to his brilliant pronunsiation of the tough samskrita syllabuls in tat song, and many more.
not to forget the superb acting in his babru vaahana movie(apart from a LOT of others) ....amazing skills this guy had...!!! i've even heard tat he used to live a quite simple life....truly a great talent is no more among us :(

wat i dont like is the dumb and totally illogical reaction his fans showed after the news was out abt his demise. will blockin the roads, makin innocent ppl sufer by stoppin the buses, and burning govt vehicles get back their hero bak to them??? do they even realise tat these silly reactions they show, will just but a black mark on his image....???

i (eventhough i aint an authority, i am entitled to think so :p) personally think tat Dr.Rajkumar was the sole person to take the kannada film industry to its peak (but his sons have done a good job of levelin the ground) and to make ppl realize tat there is such a thing as a "good kannada film". his contribution in more than 200 films in only kannada makes us realize the love he had for the language (again...i aint into regionalism) and the ppl.
c'on...we have to accept the fact tat a 4th standard dropout makin it this huge in any field..!!! its not a child's play...!!!

i am sure he wouldnt have liked wat his abhimaani devaru have done today. and my eternal belif tat we are all connected to each other in the cosmos puts the slight blame on us too....we could've done something abt it, but we didnt....!!!

badukidu jhataka bandi, idu vidHi ooDisuva bandi....
translated : life is just an illusion :)

but i do hope his soul rests in peace


Bangalore is full....Get out..!!!!

shouted a community on orkut :)

sooooooper, i thought, coz even i've been feelin the same for some years now. this aint one of those blogs with regional issues and stuf, i dont believe in dividin India based on the region, but i totally oppose the way in which some ppl from outside bluru who've settled here act at times....

what is the whole point in outsiders not even tryin to learn to speak in kannada??? some of these outsiders claim bluru to be their home town, but refuse to learn the local language...!!! they expect us to speak in hindi instead.....!!! gimme a break...!!!

when asked the reason, one of my ignorant northie friend said "hindi is our national language, the national language comes above the regional language". WTF does tat mean??? there is a heirarchy of languages in India??? the ppl used to speakin in the lower language must be compatible with the higher language and not vice versa???? guess bill gates is influencing the Indian mind too much :p

whenever a dilliwala speaks abt India, he certainly makes it a point to distinctly speak abt Indians and south Indians....as if there is a difference !!! whats worse is that that our northie friends referin the south Indians as madrasi !!! (hehehe....this pin headed attitude makes me wonder if they all related to George Bush Jr).

anyways, comin bak to our issue in hand, what makes bangalore, as a matter of fact, a lot of other south indian cities such an attractive place for these northies to come and settle down?? nowadays, i believe tat this IT industry is the cause. goin bak to statistics, the english speakin junta in the south outnumbered those in the north to a whooping ratio of 2:1. this made the IT sector come in search of talented ppl who have the knack of adjusting to any situations/circumstances.....a la bangaloreans....!!!! :)

bengaluru used to be a hub of cultural knowledge and teachin, quiet, peaceful, and such a charming city just 10 years bak.....now its losin all those things day by day :(

it is almost impossible to go on a 2 wheeler from rajajinagar to kormangla without being stuck in atleast 3 traffic jams enroute...!!! forget goin there in a 4 wheeler if u have to get there on the same day....

anyways, me blogging this coz i know things are gonna get worse....and i cant do anything abt it...maybe its just my love for bluru tats makin me write this crap.....

me rattling off too much.....more on this issue of crumbling infrastructure in the future posts :)


April Fool....!!! (?)

wassssssap ppl...!!!

chk this out....they say its the best "APRIL FOOL" article of this year on the net...!!!

it claims to be the first ever "wireless extension chords" workin at 7.2GHz microwave frequency...!!

hhahahaaa....wonder who all fell for tat...!! :p


Cribbings of a CoNfUsED Mind......

WHY ME...???

is the question i've been askin myself for a couple of days now...

this blog is slowly becomin a place to vent out my emotional self, rather than an up to date journal of my life. I wont complain, coz i cant....!!! nobody in their sane mind would listen to my rattlings...!!!

anyways....i've got to blog abt our class trip to Goa, guess it has to wait for a while now. today i've come here to search, a search which hopefully will be fruitful...

as i said earlier, i've been wonderin why certain things are happenin to me, or rather why certain things are not happening..!!!???!!!

hmmmm.....gone are the days when i used to say to myself " i am still a kid da, chill.....enjoi life, take it as it comes to u each day...!!!" , gone are the days when my mom used to tell my dad, "aiyo....bid ri parvagill,...innu chikka huduga ivanu" ..... gone .....all that innocence, that carelessness, everythings gone now..times have changed...!!!!

but why am i cribbin abt tat???

certainly not coz i am afraid to grow up...!! no..!! i just love the challenges, the responsibilities, the new ppl.....every bit of respect which i get (but i do wonder if i am worthy of it).....

then why???

to be really really honest, i do not know...!! i am clueless why i've been getting such stupid thoughts in my head these days.....???

what would u do when u see hundreds of ppl everyday, mingle and talk with them, have fun with them, but still.....feel lonely deep inside??? how can u just run away from yrself???

c'on...!! u still think i am cribbin too much abt nothing....???? get a life....never asked u to read this in the first place...!!!



my take on religion was damn vague some days back. i had read a blog abt this and had begun to think very low of religion....now just feelin happy tat i was wrong :)

what made me think, abt the negtive aspects of religion is the narrow minded viewpoint of the ppl who are doing all nonsense in the name of religious duties.
i mean, c'on...!!! dont u think this religion, caste, creed - all these are delusions we have created and these very delusions may be the source for our downfall....???

Sw Vivekananda was a religious reformer. but his view on religion was so different than what we believe religion to be now. we believe tat goin to temple on particular days, or observing fasts, or just rattling off some mantras without even knowin the true meanin of what we are chanting, as religion.

Sw Vivekananda says tat we are not to blame anybody for wht troubles us. we have to find a solution to our own problems. in my case this is just a case of search, an inner search for an answer as to what exactly is religion.... so i do not blame anybody for not teaching the exact meaning of the shlokas i so promptly tell each morning, i do not blame anybody for not guiding me in the proper direction when i am lost in my own thoughts abt such stuff, i do not blame anybody who ridicule me when i read books on these issues. I've grown over it.

i was engrossed in thought abt this issue in class 1 day. a friend of mine noticed tat and asked me what i was thinkin abt, tat is when she told me the golden words which made me realize the simplicity of the whole issue....

Religion should be a "view" of life...rather than a "way" of life

so simple....yet sooooo complicated....!!!



hey ppl...

just came across this test on similarminds.com

here are the results.....:)

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Emotional Stability
Social Assertiveness
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cant help putting up such dumb posts.......i am bored...!!!! :)


Somewhere i belong........

but where????

well...tats 1 question tat has been botherin me for quite some time now. everytime i ask myself tat, i just cant seem to convincing answer....:(
for the past 2 days, i've been ponderin over the various paths i can take, both career wise and otherwise.....and i've ended up feelin lost. lost in the crowd. lost in nothingness. have a feelin of being sucked into a blackhole of my mind, which is tryin to exterminate the whole existance of me. i am back to the "lonely feelin" state of my mind, inspite of being surrounded by friends...!!!!
some souls who scoff when they see this and say "dude, u dont have anythin to worry abt.....got a pretty good aggri and a job at hand....",
i'd say...."plz take a 3:16 rite at yr face, its held up high dude....".
i am just being torn apart by an idle mind i guess....i cant help it..!!! this stupid mind of mine just comes along everywhere i go...everytime...!!!
i've always felt tat one should have a proper sight of the path he's takin....the proper vision......i've had 1 till now. but now, when i am abt to get an engg degree, i am lost.....this aint the first time i've found myself at crossroads....and i know this aint the last.
well....guess i'll just act intutively.
"Life is just an illusion"


Just an illusion.....???

What is Life....????? What are the choices tat we face each and everyday in life??????

And i get an answer from within....it is all an illusion.....!!!

i've started feelin tat we have no choice in life....if we "feel" tat life is full of choices and makin decisions abt them.... we are thinkin wrong....!!!! we are predestined to "choose" one of the many options.....in short....life is an illusion...!!!

as i sit in a dim lit room, staring at the comp, listenin to creed perform with arms wide open , i begin thinkin, contemplating what all hpnd today.......

As i entered the class, she turned toward the board and started writin some crap on it....suddenly the class burst out with the usual tone "Maaaaaaaaaaaaam........." ,
well c'on....just face it... we all know how boreing engg is..!!! and how the dumb and stupid lecturers can get on to our nerves...!!!!
hmmm...even as i write this....i am getting enlightened.....hopefully i'll be able to express whatever i am thinkin rite now in proper words by the end of this blog.....

anyways...as i tried settling down in one of the last benches, the afternoon raaga of my classmates was still goin on......and i promptly joined in...:)
for some unknown/uncontrollable reason tat female(lecturer) turned towards me when i joined in the chorus..... i guess she actually saw me talk to gujju abt she givin us attendance and we gettin out of there.....well whatever the reason, i was made to stand up and asked to leave the class....
well....i had mixed reactions, the nervous me was tellin me to shut up and sit (and get tremendously bored) in the class, the adventurous me was askin me to challenge the female and try out watever was gonna be the outcome of it, but finally when i heard my classmates sayin "beda sisya.....dont go, u'll chmma get into trouble" , i guess the reblious me took over....i guess i just wanted to set an example (?) to my class ppl, tat i do have the guts to walk out of the class ( but why...????) when asked to, by some dumb female....and i just did...!!!!

and the rest, like they dont say, can be forgotten.....

well.....as the music changes to illusion by the same artist, i begin to come to a conclusion... ( really???)

was i made to take a choice today ??? or was i actually destined to go out of the class for some stupid (?) reason.....??? did we make the decision tat tat female is as boreing and dumb we 'think' she is?? or is it her destiny tat we are supposed to feel tat way abt her??? did she make a conscious choice of handling our class or was she destined to come to bug us??? was she destined to think tat her problems will go away by sendin me out ??? did tat female actually take a choice of lettin me stay in the class or chose to send me out....??? or is it tat she was destined to get pissed ( for wat we've been doin for 7 sems now) and send me out....??? i am sure tat my classmates would've started the chorus after 10 mins.....(they are destined to do it)...!!!

i guess i am rattling off too much...

Anyways, it is true that life comes up with interesting situations where it seems we have to make a choice........but in reality we are predestined to take one path.........and we take it. But then , for us, it looks like we have a choice..........even if we believe in my version that choice is an illusion, we have to make a choice, though that choice is predestined.

Seems like a paradox ?? It isn't.

Think abt it..

The sun rises to another day
My constitution keeps changing
'Til it slips away
So I lie awake and stare
My mind thinking, just wandering
Is anybody there?
Should I stay or go
Should I sleep or stay awake
Am I really happy or is it all
Just an illusion
Sitting in my room now
Hiding thoughts
Just hoping one day I'll get out
I hear a voice call my name
Breaking trance, so silent
So I can stay the same
Should I stay or go
Should I sleep or stay awake
Am I really happy or is it all
Just an illusion
Wait now, many things left unsaid
This life remains the same
But I change
I try to fool myself in believing
Things are going to get better
But life goes on
Should I stay or go
Should I sleep or stay awake
Am I really happy or is it all
Just an illusion

courtesy Lyrics.com


A Hobby...!!!!!!

aah....finally...!!! i have a hobby which i can be proud of...!! :)

I was silently rejoicing from the day my sis started pesterin my mom to get her a digi cam.i knew this day would come....!!! i didnt wanna be the one who always makes a secne at home askin for new things....:D i knew my mom wouldnt tell "NO" to my sis. My sis is a pro blackmailer......but paapa, my mom......by the time she realized what was happening....she had already bought a cam for my sis....:)

anyways.....as every other new thing, eventually my sis lost interest in this also....and that is when i got the total liberty to use the cam.......

heheehehehe....actually, the cunning me was also responsible for her to lose interest....i never did teach her the technicalities and various adjustements of the cam....and my sis being a technically challenged female, didnt even bother reading the manual and eventually gave up the cam......into my hands...:D ye...!!!!

anyways.....i now proudly own the olympus c-180 digital camera....!!! although its a pretty low end version of the digi cams...its ok...!!! :)

well....me totally addicted to it these days.....next time u ppl, while walkin on the road, or shopping, or driving, or even sneezing see some wierdo takin a pic......it could be ME....:) so watchout...!!! :D

It all started when i came across Raghuram's collection, i had heard abt his photography skills from my friends, but didnt know he was this good...!!! i was totally inspired when i chked out his collection and immediately knew tat this was it.....this is what i've been wanting to do for all these years...... (well, for ppl who dont know me.....i've always wanted to play BasketBall, swim, play guitar, be like TheRock, wrestle, be a pilot, what not....!!!) . hopefully i'll stick on to this for a longer time than all the things i've said earlier.....:)

i took some pics here and there for some 2 weeks and was even foolish enuf to publish them on the net (Oh Man....i'd say, this net is the bestest invention ever...!!!!). i even pestered all my friends who were (un)fortunately online at the same time as i was (for yr information....i am usually online for arnd 16 hours a day) and asked them to see those pics and gimme a good review abt them.....many were too sweet to oblige, some were blunt to the core and asked me to "get a life", some laughed, some liked, some even lied....:)

Thanx to Uma , i came across Yogesh's pics.....My God....these are really really amazing..!!!!
Me a big fan of his pics now.....should try out the Macro photos tomorrow...:)

hmmm......now tat u've taken the pains of readin till here.....chk out the entire collection of pics i've taken....any sort of comments welcome....:)


V Day with Sania....:)

hmmm......wanted to blog abt this looooong bak...just didnt find time....:D

anyways....it all began when Khote called up when i was bak home from the aashram and told me abt SANIA MIRZA playin the WTA tourney in B'luru......i was interested the moment i heard abt it.....i wouldnt lose this chance for anything..!!!

anyways.....after getting teased by sis when she found out the real reason y i was so interested in tennis all of a sudden...and the numerous phone calls to my friends tellin them abt the match....we (some friends and me) finally made it to the KSLTA tennis court on 14th Feb at arnd 4 PM

My God...!!! never knew b'luru had such wonderful tennis courts....later i came to know tat each of the 4 courts were renovated just a couple of months bak at the cost of Rs 3 lacs each......a pretty good job though....

lemme cut the crap......

we found the best seats rite in the first row......and waited patiently for the Indians to play....
first came Ankita Bangre....a 16 yr old girl who is the current Indian No.1 rank for under 19 players.....played a real professional game, damn neat serves and god ground shots....she lost to some white female though.....

Being a final yr student helps a lot......we found some junis there in the crowd.....they were kind enuf to get us our free coke and pizza rite to us where we were sittin......if not for them...we had to wait for and half an hour in the looooong queue...thanx guys...:)

finally...!!! lookin cuter than ever....waving at the roaring crowd, she came.....the feeling was like "WOW man.....tats Sania...!!!!" :D

anyways......with her in front of me....just some 15 feet away, how could I be interested in tennis anymore???? how..???!!!
i got straight at it....got my cam out of the pouch and started shooting right and left.....just as she smashed her opponent (some Muller female).....my God...what a sight...!!!
Sandy with his poster which shouted "BE MY DATE TONITE, LUV U SANIA"....had lost total control of himself....the junis were no less....1 of their posters shouted "I luv u Sania"
some mallu kuttys who were sittin behind us were totally pissing us off....but their comments were funny though....some guy kept on tellin the juni "Maneli HeLbittu Bandiddya???" teasing at his poster...

here are some more pics of her....

We were all disappointed when she won the match in straight sets....:(

we just had lost the opportunity to see her play for 1 more set...:p

hehehehe......just remembered what APJ always says to the youth of our country....
"Dream, Dream, Dream. Dreams transform into Thoughts, Thoughs result in action"

All i'd say to him now would be this........
"Sir....I am still dreaming...!!!!"

just wondering what actions will this dream of mine lead to....:D


THANK U GOD...!!!!!

do we realize how lucky we are...???? the very fact tat u are able to understand and percieve what u are reading now and the fact tat i can write something u can understand is in itself a reason to be thankful....!!!

i had a very humbling experience a couple of days bak.......i was asked to chauffer my sis to one of the leading psychiatry hospitals in the city as she is a doctor. after reachin there, i offered to stay and wait for her to finish her job there. i didnt expect her to take almost 5 hours to come out though....:p

all i could see there in the hospital was hordes of ppl.....of all ages, kids being taken care by their mothers, brothers on wheelchairs pushed my sisters, old ppl looked after by younger ones.... in short ppl who just needed some 1 to take care of them....!!!

i just had to get out of there....fortunately (or unfortunately) i had the presense of mind to get along a book while leaving home.....little did i know tat it'd be a *mother* of all cliche's...!!! the book i took along was called "The Road Less Travelled" by Scott Peck.....i was stuck in a mental hospital and was tryin to read a psychiatry book...!!!!!! i mean....i had the answers to the problems of atleast half the patients there....rite in my hand..!!!! if at all they could read and understand the book.....if at all....!!!

thank God for getting me good friends...coz if it wasnt for 1 such friend....i wouldn't have had the patience to wait for such a long time for my sis to come bak......and thank u nokia and hutch :p
i dont wanna take names here....but if u are reading this....THANK U...!!!!

moving on......while i waited there, i made friends with the security guard on duty......told me some stories abt the hospital and stuff.....very very sad stories they were..dont wanna talk abt them in here.....just hope tat his kid stops acting wierd...!!:( kids can get influenced a lot by seein things arnd them and the environment in which they grow....the security guard i told abt....his kid has stared to act like a mentally challenged kid it seems....tat too after seein the patients in the hospital.....hope he gets another job after he quits this....

ppl experience some starnge kinda kick by breakin laws i guess....moreover if they themselves are supposed to uphold them...:p the security guard offered me a cig rite in front of the "De-Addiction" center.....me bieng a non-smoker...promptly refused...!!! (pun intended)

all the while i was wondering.....what do these patients think??? does their mind work like ours??? do they feel the warmth and the love of the ppl lookin after them??? do they also feel like reciprocating such feelings??? do they look at US in the same views as we look at them??? will they ever get bak a normal life????

i just hope and pray for them.....at least i do so much...!!!

i know i am being selfish here....but THANK U GOD....!!! thank u for making me the way i am rite now...!!!


Dont bother reading this....

ok....i've warned u...!!! continue at yr own risk....

i just happened to come across this and found it damn interesting.......just wondered what i'd answer to these questions...well here goes...:)

10 Favorites:

Favorite Season: Winter
Favorite Sport: Hockey
Favorite Time: Dusk
Favorite Month: February
Favorite Actor: ShahRukh Khan
Favorite Actress: Angelina Jolie
Favorite Ice Cream: BlackCurrent
Favorite Food: Mom's traditional koLambu with rice and chips...yummy!!!
Favorite Drink: Coffee
Favorite Place: Bengaluru

9 Currents:

Current Feeling: Bored
Current O/S: Win XP
Current Windows Open: Gmail, Win media player, Orkut, Indian Air Force site, This one
Current Drink: Buttermilk
Current Time: 12:01 AM
Current Mobile Used: Nokia 6610
Current Show on TV: Dunno....its switched off
Current Thought(s): should i go to coll tomo or not??? y the hell havent i switched on the room light?? where is my specs??
Current Cloth: Black pyjama and a grey sweat shirt

8 Firsts:

First Nick: Bonda
First Kiss: I dont know who kissed first....I was mobbed by a large no. of sexy girls
First Crush: When i was in the 4th standard
First Computer: IBM 386 with WIN 3.1, it still works!!!
First Vehicle I drove: My MTB cycle
First Job: Not yet…
First Fag: In I pu
First Pet: Did not have one
First Shave: In 10th Std

7 Lasts:

Last Chai (Tea) : In the morning
Last Movie: Rang De Basanti
Last Time I Drove: Today evening....bak from gym
Last Dream: Today afternoon...abt the mob of girls :p
Last Web Site Visited: Orkut
Last Software Installed: Xilinx
Last Pill I Had: Crocin

6 Have You Evers:

Have You Ever Broken the Law: Yup
Have You Ever Been Drunk: Yup
Have You Ever Climbed a Tree: Yup
Have You Ever Kissed Someone You Didn't Know: Yup.....if the poster of Anglina Jolie counts :p
Have You Ever Been in the of a Gunfire: Yup.....in NCC shooting practise
Have You Ever Broken Anyone’s Heart: Don’t know

5 Things:

Things You Can Hear Right Now: The sound of the CPU, some frogs croaking outside, my dad snoring, my sister's cell ringing
Things on Your Computer Table: A Photo frame with photos of my sis and me, some books, 2 caps, an overflowing pen stand, lots of papers, TV remote
Things on Your Bed: A Scott Peck Book "The Road Less Travelled", cellphone, my specs..!!! bedsheets and a pillow as well :p
Things You Ate Today: Parathas, Biriyani, Maggi, Bananas, Potato Chips
Things in Mind: Thinkin abt my future plans, contemplating what my friend told abt the life in the armed forces, how do i go abt training for the exams

4 Places You Have Been Today:

College......i wonder why??!!!
Petrol Bunk

3 People You Can Tell Anything To:

Bonda Sr.

2 Choices:

Black or White: Black
Hot or Cold: Cold

1 Thing You Want To Do Before You Die: hmmm.......just wanna be happy in whatever i do....how can any1 expect a proper answer to this question from a guy as cOnFuSeD as i am...??!!!!


OMG....!!! i am 21...!!!!

i was awakened when my cell started ringing all of a sudden......this was it..!!! i then suddenly realized tat i was 21 now...!!! god knows how many ppl i've teased and reminded them abt their age when they turned 21....it was now my turn at the recieving end.....:(

feels good when ppl do remember u on occations like these even though we feel tat we've wasted 21 yrs of our lives doin nothing...!!!!

after a few hours of sleep.....we left on our 3 hour drive to my dad's native place..... a small village in hassan dist....felt really bad looking at the condition of the road.....how can the authorities responsible do nothing abt such things???? considering half the members in the cabinet rite now are from these very own rural areas....

after the usual hi's and hellos, i dove into the temple wearing full traditional white panche and shalya. there before me...with his wife on his lap....sat our home deity...Sri LakshmiKantha Swami....looking as majestic as ever....fully decorated from top to bottom with fresh flowers ...my god!! an awesome sight to cherish...:)

my 2 uncles who were handling the pooje in the temple were relieved to see me there. they said they'd come bak in sometime and asked me and 1 more cousin of mine to handle it in there....

i straight away went to the task........reciting some slokas which i had learnt in school (even though i knew they were not relavent) and doin the aarthi to the Lord....made me proud....!!! proud to be an Iyengar....

well...."sometime" is very relative.....!!! it was arnd noon when i finally came out of the temple...the camphor smoke had made my eyes sore....i wasnt complaining though....:)

i....being considered a successor.....was made to climb to the top of the Ratha.... was expected to continue the pooje there.....to worship the utsava moorthi....little did i know tat there would be a thunder storm of bananas ...!!!!
those ppl there....the natives( i am using this term coz they were lookin at us as though we were aliens) there derived some strange kind of fun by hurling bananas at the diety..... but what a disaster....they were very very bad at aiming....!!! my uncle, out of the several 100s thrown at us, was lucky enuf to get away with some 3 bananas finding his face and couple more his head....
but i wasnt this lucky...:( when i came bak after the storm subsided....i looked like i had just finished some dredged task in stick goo (remember fear factor episodes???) ....only this time it was bananas.....ripe ones...:)

hmmmm.......the best part abt the village is the food.....!!! my dad...showing his rebellious nature ditched the food at home and we went to another place known for sankethi food...the sankethis are great cooks and even better.....awesomely generous servers....!!! what a tasty delight it was...!!! the 3 servings of kesri bath just slid down my throat so effortlessly....that too after a lot of other things.....wont get into the details though...:)

i guess dads aways find pleasure in scolding their sons....:) my grandpa went straight at it when my dad and me went bak home.....i just stood and saw the fun......:)

what would be the best thing to do after a tiring morning and an awesome meal....???? Sleep ....!!!!:) the cold cemented floor of the temple with just a jamkhana on it, was too inviting......

it was evening when ppl started waking up.....we all...(my relatives and uncles ,dad and me) decided to go to the river kaveri for an evening swim.....i'd say....the best decision of the day...
after almost a 1Km walk in the midst of the paddy fields.....i could see a familiar sight...inviting waters....!!!

the current started to quicken and the sun sarted to go down....it was time we left the place.....the elders said tat it was a dangerous place in the dark....the villagers still do bury the dead near the waters it seems.....well, none of us wanted to question further and we decided to go bak.

after whiling away some more time in the Anjaneya temple (also taken care by my grandpa)
i decided to go bak home.....my grandpa seemd alrite when we(my dad esp) finally had the food at home....ev1 was happy...:)

after helpin with the arrangements to sleep in the temple......we all decided to call it a day....but alas....little did i know abt the many music directors we had in our family...!!! i heard my uncle sighing "aah....what a day it has been!!!"....made me started contemplating abt it...lying on the temple floor, lookin at the stone pillars and roof....buit over 300 years ago....

the final few sounds i heard before sleep came to me was the snoring of my uncles.....
Aaah...what a day it has been....!!!


just another brick in the wall???

i tried many names......'iamconfused', 'whatthe' F$$k, 'wassupp', 'bullshit' , hell i even tired 'blurp'....!!!!
but...again and again....the same old msg.......

when was the last time u ever created a new mail id.....or a regular user name........??? were u told by the 'supreme' server to use another name coz the one u wanted was already being used by some other jobless person tryin to make his mark in here...in the nothingness of the cyberworld...!!!????

God knows how many more ppl like me.........sitting in a dim lit room, with soreing eyes, at 1:30 in the morning, all alone......tried even more wierder names....jsut to find an identity........to be noticed....in this vast sea...!!!

as the nothingness inside me creeps in......i just like to remind myself......"yes...i am nothing...but just another brick in the wall....."


PS: i ended up using didntfindanyname.blogspot.com :)



its actually hard to digest the fact.....me and blogging???!!!!!

actually to be really honest.....i've been blogging for quite some time now...always treasured my blogs as an entry in a diary.....it was more of a search .....a search for an answer....!!!! there u go...now u even have an explaination for the title of the page...:P

its just the start.....and i am already cOnFuSeD....!!!