Monday, June 30, 2008

funny logic

Lessons in Logic Man and woman sitting together :
If happy – they are friends
If sad – they are husband and wife ..............................................................

I was born intelligent - Education ruined me. .............................................................

Practice makes perfect..... But nobody's perfect...... So why practice? ................................................................
If it's true that we are here to help others, Then what exactly are the others here for? ..............................................................
Since light travels faster than sound, People appear bright until you hear them speak. ............................................................
How come "abbreviated" is such a long word? ................................................................
Money is not everything. There's MasterCard & Visa. .............................................................
If your father is a poor man, It is your fate but, If your father-in-law is a poor man, It's your stupidity. ........................................................
Behind every successful man, there is a woman And behind every unsuccessful man, there are two woman. ............................................................
Every man should marry. After all, happiness is not the only thing in Life. .......................................................
The wise never marry. And when they marry they become otherwise. ........................................................
Success is a relative term. It brings so many relatives.
Never put off the work till tomorrow What you can put off today. ................................................................ "Your future depends on your dreams" So go to sleep .............................................................
There should be a better way to start a day Than waking up every morning ...........................................................
"Hard work never killed anybody" But why take the risk ............................................................ "Work fascinates me" I can look at it for hours .............................................................
God made relatives; Thank God we can choose our friends. .......................................................... The more you learn, the more you know, The more you know, the more you forget The more you forget, the less you know So.. Why learn. ........................................................
A bus station is where a bus stops. A train station is where a train stops. On my desk, I have a work station.... What more can I say........

SHAHI TUKRA & pudding

you made gulabjamuns and finished them but the syrup is left.........dont know what to do.......................what i do is............
  • Fry bread pieces and dip them in the syrup and take out immediately and put on the plate. As it is, it is a good sweet, crisp and sweet, but to make it more sumptuous or to serve it to the guest, put all the fried and dipped in syrup slices in a big plate. Thicken the milk, like rabri,add sugar and cardamom and pour over the slices. Garnish with chopped dry fruits and a very delicious rich dessert is ready.
  • The second choice is put some flour in the syrup and some chopped dry fruits and either you can make the pan cakes or fry little balls ( for this put enough flour in the syrup to make it semisolid, ) or even you can bake it.If you bake it then it will be something like scones, fried one like Malpua.
Normally when we buy biscuit, some are always broken, so in 15 days quite a good quantity of broken biscuits is collected and we dont know what to do.We can make pudding out of that.
  • make custard with half litre milk.....it should be flowing type. Now in a bowl put the biscuits, there shouldnt be big pieces, crush them into small pieces and pour over them the custard, it should cover them completely, and then pour some more. Chill it in the fridge, then add some diced fruits like mango, banana, and while serving garnish it with cherry.
So make it and tell me how did you like it:)

Sunday, June 29, 2008

problems

Yesterday we went to Spencer plaza and there in the pantloon showroom , I stumbled upon a hard surface and hurt my little toe, since the cut was quite deep I had 6 stitches. Here I am not writing about it but the reactions of my family and friends---

Not now, but earlier the first reaction of my husband would be----why cant u walk properly-----this is a very patronising remark we always give to our children,.

From now onward wear shoes.

Sue the owners of Pantloon for making something not customer friendly.

I always feel that whenever somebody is hurt, most of the time it happens with the children, he/she must be given the utmost care lovingly.But what the parents do---immediately start scolding the child-----why did you go there? cant u see before going? or if they break something----how can u be so careless?

What i say is that can anything broken be more important than our child? Things come and go, but the childhood never comes back. Kids( or even adults sometimes) need assurance in life that they have someone to look upto in the hours of need& making a mistake is not a crime.

I remember when my son was young, playing outside, if any of his friend got hurt, he will bring him to our place saying-------my mom wont say anything and she will put ointment and all.

One can never make somebody injury proof, that is not the way life works.If once we fall while walking should we stop walking. Instead of huffing and puffing in all the problems, one should give the best treatment and move on.The way my brother once wrote to me---

Life is not about not getting problems and hurdles, but it is about getting the strength to face them.

Dus kahaniyan

This is movie by Sanjay gupta, here there are 10 small stories all directed by different people with different cast. The idea is vey good and it could be very enjoyable if they chose the stories from the vast Indian literature. I always wonder that in a land of Premchand,Bhagwati charan warma, Mahashweta devi, and there are many more regional good writers, like in the days of Doordarshan we had a serial on those stories, so why we have shortage of ideas and writers.I am digressing from the main point...the movie--here they are not stories, but snippets or small acts.Too short to leave any impact, for such a short act the idea needs to be very entertaining, sadly this is not so in all.Only two leave an impact,if it can be called so----
One with Shabana Azmi and naseeruddin shah---but the idea of hindu muslim---caste considerations -------quite old now
and other one with Arbaaz and Mandira--this is a good one, but since I had read the same story earlier, it lost the novelty for me- Here mandira is bored wife of a rich banker and gets into a realtionship with an army Col. When the Col. is going on his posting , he giver her a diamond necklace, thinking that how will she explain it to her husband, she goes to a jeweller and pawns it asking only for 500/ and a receipt without any name. and then making a story sends her husband to take it. when Arbaaz brings it, there is only a ring, she is shocked and cant even say anything when he says--isnt it good in 500/--. and then one day when she comes out of his office she sees his secretery wearing that necklace---given to her by her BOYFRIEND-----samajhe na......................ha ha---------------------one always gets paid for his/her sins.

Friday, June 27, 2008

NO SMOKING

Just the other day I saw it. name of two persons -John Abraham & Anurag kashyap (director) made me watch it. But I regretted it. It is said that he wanted to make a strong statement about not smoking but how ? he has made it so complicated that at the end a lay man is left wondering---what was he watching...............a simple message..................... and a complex movie...........totally negates the effect.John and Paresh Rawal both are wasted here. Its about John who is a smoker and wouldnt stop smoking for anything, how he is scareD into stopping it forms the crux. But addiction is never cured by such methods.Secondly the methods of scaring him are quite theatrical, nothing realistic about this movie. No entertainment. Total waste of time.

A CHAT WITH GOD

Did You Call Me?=================
God: Hello. Did you call me?
Me: Called you? No... Who is this?
God: This is GOD. I heard your prayers.So, I thought I will chat.
Me: I do pray. Just makes me feel good.I am actually busy now.
God: What are you busy at? Ants are busy too.
Me: Don't know. But, I can't find free time.Life has become hectic. It's rush hour all the time
.God: Sure. Activity gets you busy.Productivity gets you results.Activity consumes time. Productivity frees it.
Me: I understand. Yet, I still can't figure out. By the way,I was not expecting YOU to call me on instant messaging chat
God: I wanted to solve your fight for time, by giving you someclarity. In this internet era, I wanted to reach youthrough the way in which you would understand.
Me: Tell me, why has life become complicated now?
God: Stop analyzing life. Just live it. Analysis makes itcomplicated.
Me: Why are we constantly unhappy?
God: Your today is the tomorrow that you worried aboutyesterday. You are worrying because you are analyzing.Worrying has become your habit. That's why you are not happy.
Me: How can we not worry when there is so much uncertainty?
God: Uncertainty is inevitable. Worrying is optional
.Me: There is so much pain due to uncertainty.
God: Pain is inevitable - it will come. Suffering is optional,you can choose.
Me: If suffering is optional, why do good people also suffer?
God: Diamonds cannot be polished without friction.Gold cannot be purified without fire.Good people go through trials, but, don't suffer.With that experience, their life becomes better,not bitter.
Me: You mean to say such experience is useful?
God: Yes. Experience is a hard teacher.She gives the test first and the lessons afterwards.
Me: Still, why should we go through such tests?Why can't we be free from problems?
God: Problems are purposeful roadblocks offering beneficiallessons to develop strength.Inner strength comes from struggle and endurance,not when you are free from problems.
Me: Frankly, in the midst of so many problems,we don't know where we are heading ...
God: If you look outside, you will not know where you are going.Look inside.Looking outside, you dream.Looking inside, you awaken.Eyes provide sight. Heart provides insight.
Me: Sometimes not succeeding fast seems to hurt more thanmoving in the right direction. What should I do?
God: Success is a measurement decided by others.Satisfaction is a measurement decided by you.Knowing the road ahead is more satisfying.You work with the compass. Let others work with the clock.
Me: In tough times, how do you stay motivated?
God: Always look at how far you have come rather than how faryou have to go.Always count your blessing, not what you are missing.
Me: What surprises you about people?
God: When they suffer they ask, "Why me?"When they prosper, they never ask "Why me?"Everyone wishes to have truth on their side.Few want to be on the side of the truth.
Me: Sometimes, I ask, "Who am I? Why am I here?"I can't get the answer
.God: Seek not to find who you are, but, to determine who youwant to be. Stop looking for a purpose as to why you arehere. Create it.Life is not a process of discovery.It's a process of creation.
Me: How can I get the best out of life?
God: Face your past without regret.Handle your present with confidence.Prepare for the future without fear.
Me: One last question. Sometimes, I feel my prayers are not answered.
God: There are no unanswered prayers. At times, the answer is"NO.
"Me: Thank you for this wonderful chat.
God: Well, keep the faith and drop the fear.Life is a mystery to solve not a problem to resolve.Trust me.

Thursday, June 26, 2008

compliments & comments

Just now i read on a blog about complimenting, read a lot about it in Chicken soup for the soul also.
Compliments are the most powerful tool in shaping someone;s personality. Good or bad, they have the power to make or break a person .A child , who gets lots of good compliments, is always full of positive energy and gets lot of encouragement to do well, be good, but negative comments always sap the energy.Normally what happens that we are very liberal with criticism but stingy when it comes to praise. It shouldnt be. Rather it should be the opposite, if we keep the criticism to us, it wouldnt make any difference, though I feel that some amount of constructive criticism is necessary for the betterment of a person.
Children who always get compliments always strive to be better and work hard towards that. And i have seen it in life that they turn out to be good person in life.While getting no appreciation or only negative comments make the person bitter in life and insecure about other;s affections and affects his or her total outlook towards life and people.
But the way too much of sugar makes the taste bitter, too much appreciation also can make a person too sure of himself, arrogant and selfcentred. So moderation is the key in everything.And as I said earlier even genuine criticism is also healthy.Plus compliments must be always genuine. I hate fake compliments. Like when somebody comes to dinner, they will always say---sab bahut accha ha---everything is good, which cant be, so better say any one thing which you really like, may be the dish, decoration and if nothing is there, then say thanks for the trouble the hostess took.
In the daily dealings also, one must never hesitate to compliment. compliment liberally and make the life and world a beautiful place to live in.
One thing I always believe in ; that be genuine in whatever we do or say.

good samaritan

yesterday I went outside for a little tid bit shopping. In the evening on the road just outside our apartments, the traffic is a continuous flow of vehicles.can you believe it I stood outside our apartments to cross the road for 20 minutes ( actually I am always quite scared of crossing the roads and extra cautious also ) and then one youngman of the nearby shop also wanted to cross the road and with him I crossed it. And then he waved the hand at me and it dawned on me that,he crossed just to help me:) and then went back to his side.It just made my day. These are the little gestures which make life so beautiful.People like him make me believe in all the good things in life. He didnt know me, not even my language, he knew only tamil, but he came out to help.
Then I thought over it that we see many big people in big cars least bothered about pedestrians, , they will just pass through with a needle;s space between them and people and we feel-what has world come to ? So its not money or splendour which makes you feel good but the goodness of people which moves you, makes you happy

 I  remember one incident from the past........long time back, when we were in Noida, I used to go to learn shorthand and typing by bus. While returning I was standing at the bus stop and whenevr the bus came, the crowd surged, as there is no cue system in delhi, and i was left standing, then a young boy of 14-15 came, he was coming back after his sports, he saw this, and when the next bus comes, what I see that he stops it, and stands behind me, and doesnt get into the bus till i have boarded. he was a very well dressed boy, must be from a rich family and due to preconceived notions, one expects brattish,and may be rowdy but not this polite well mannered behaviour from them. I was so impressed, immediately the thought came to my mind----his parents are blessed to have a son like him, and i vowed to teach my children, who were young at that time, to be kind and polite all the time. These things are very small but leave a long lasting impression, this happened to me 20 yrs back but whenevr i think about that boy a smile comes to my fce and I mutter-god bless him!
I always try to help wherever I can, though in India pro active woman are still stared at, even if somebody asks the location of some placewhich I dont know, I try to go that extra mile to find it, even at the cost of my hubby's exasperation:)

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

pilots sleep

Today i read two news---one- that on an air india flight from jaipur to Mumbai, pilots slept so well that they pass their destination, even frantic calls from ATC go unanswered--why is this happening there can be two reasons only either they are overworked and exhausted or they they have no work ethics but in both the cases lives of so many passengers are put in danger and when there are so many lives at stake,govt. must find the solution and fast.
Second one came in Bitsaa mail
With reference to an article in the Times of India last week, it was brought to everybody's notice that APIIC is building a road on the lake which is opposite Wipro Manikonda, Hyderabad without proper permissions. This lake is being taken care of by Wipro. The article also threw light on how the land mafia/sharks might be involved in it. Unfortunately I'm unable to find that article on the internet and provide a link to the same.After the article was published, there was a lull in the road building activity. Today while coming to office, I was shocked to see the road building work in full swing! They are actually filling up the lake bed(buffer area) and running road rollers by breaching the lake fence .Is this another "Inconvenient Truth" that we just have to face, or can we do something about it? I visited the lake and notices the space between water level and wired fence - that has been put up by HUDA after agreeing to hand over th emaintenace to WIPRO - clearly ths violation is with comminvance and blessings of WIPRO - that puts up a public face of following GREEN policies - that include water conservation as a key constituent -
what is happening to our business people and govt ?

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Wisdom From Kids

Never trust a dog to watch your food.
When you want something expensive, ask your grandparents.
Sleep in your clothes so you'll be dressed in the morning.
When you get a bad grade in school, show it to your mom whenshe's on the phone.

Sunday, June 22, 2008

marriage

marriage is not about giving up or giving in ; its about going the distance together

marudeeshwar temple


As such Chennai is a place of temples, but four temple are here which are very ancient and Marudeeshwar temple is one of them. It is in Thiruvanimayur. When I asked the driver to take us to this place , he didnt understand and then I called somebody and asked him to explain, and realised it was me who pronounced it wrong,as here the n is silent and the area is called तिरुवामौर :). In all the languages pronunciation is more important then spellings and knowledge.

This is a huge temple and the main residing deity is Shiva, he is called the god of medicine and it is believed that whoever partakes the prasad distributed after abhishekam, is cured of any sickness he has. And abhishek is performed everyday at 8 am , 11 AM, and 8.30 PM. With swiftness they do the whole process ,its admirable, like at 8.30, there is abhishekam and they distribute prasad, then in a palanquin, they take lord shiva to his consort, then there is pooja, and then they take lord shiva and his consort to SHAYAN and there. and all this is performed within 25-30 minutes and everything is locked. Outside prasad of curd rice and pongal or tamarind rice is also distributed.The main "lingam" is described as Swayambu. He is also called "Palvannanathan" because Kamadhenu, the divine cow, used to shower him with milk constantly. The main deity is surrounded by many more small shivlings and god's statues.

Tripurasundari the consort of the presiding deity is housed in a separate mandapam in the temple complex. Numerous images adorn the pillars of the temple, while stucco figures grace the Gopurams or the entrance towers.
There are small mandapams for Ganpati & kartikeya.
The temple is spread in almost 1 Acre. One thing I appreciate in the temples in south is that here no eatable prasad is offered to god by devotees, instead after pooja, one can buy the prasad and partake it.

do what is right

Cowardice asks the question, ‘Is it safe?’
Expediency asks the question, ‘Is it politic?’
And Vanity comes along and asks the question, ‘Is it popular?’
But Conscience asks the question ‘Is it right?’And there comes a time when one must take a position thatis neither safe, nor politic, nor popular, but he must do it because Conscience tells him it is right
.~Martin Luther King~

Thursday, June 19, 2008

EYES FEROM THE ABOVE

Eyes From Above===========
I walked into the store as I had done countless times before.There was nothing unusual about the night, just a routine stroll down the aisles of commerce. My five and two-year-old sons were with me.It was a huge store. You would know the name of the chain,but the name doesn't matter.Bright lights, wide aisles, and full shelves made for an awesome store. My sons naturally were interested in the toy section,so there we strolled.The modern stores don't have many helpers like the old days.I used to work in a drug store. My job was to price merchandise,stock the shelves, sweep the floor, ring the cash register, andwatch customers.I didn't watch customers for fun. Customers would steal in the old days. My job included helping customers find what they wanted but keeping a watchful eye to make sure they paid forwhat they found.Those old days came to mind as I wandered or rather was towed by anxious kids down the huge aisles.
How in the world do they keep people from stealing them blind?
There were no clerks or assistants watching us. What was to prevent us from pocketing any number of tempting items?I looked around, not for the purpose of stealing anything, butof scientific curiosity.How did they keep people from stealing?I knew the nature of people had not improved since I was aclerk. People stole then and they steal now.This was an extremely successful chain. Surely they couldn't be this trusting. Surely they couldn't be this benevolent thatthey would simply allow people to have whatever they felt like not paying for.Surely not.I am a scientist. I think. I analyze. I wonder. I seek answers.I am a businessman. No people watching, plenty of merchandise,a certain percentage of people who would take advantage of inattention, successful chain stores, it didn't fit.How could they trust so?They didn't. That much I knew. I know the commercial mind.They couldn't and didn't trust people that much.So why was no one watching?I knew that couldn't be either.Maybe they were watching.If so, then how were they watching?I knew if they were watching it would have to be though videocameras. I knew where they would need to be positioned.I looked up.Whoa!As many times as I had been in that store and similar stores ofthe chain, I had never thought to look up. I walked beneath totally unaware and unconcerned about the eyes above.As I looked up, I saw rows and rows of surveillance cameras.Somewhere between 100 and 200 cameras looked down as I surveyedthe roof of the huge store.If you didn't know already, you wouldn't know they were camerasbut I knew. Surveillance cameras are usually mounted behindblue colored domes. You can't see in, but the camera can seeout. It can point in any direction, and you don't know if andwhere it is looking.It can swivel, tilt, pan, and zoom. They can follow your everymove. They can zoom out to view the whole aisle or zoom in on apimple. Hundreds of them, and I never knew or guessed because I never thought about it.
It was a Eyes from above that watched every move of those below.So many walk without realizing every move is observed and recorded.Eyes from above.I walked differently once I saw the cameras. I had no intentionof ever doing anything wrong, with or without cameras; I just walked differently knowing that someone could be watching everysingle move that I made.It shouldn't have made a difference.But it did.We often go through life as if no one sees.As if no eyes from above are watching.Suppose we realized that?Every frown, every harsh word, every wrong deed, every good orbad twitch of our minds and muscles...Recorded.Eyes from above.Encased in a blue canopy.
It makes you walk differently once you realize that.
It really does.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

FIVE TIPS FOR SAFE DRIVING IN MONSOON

Car Care

Remember to check battery, electrical wiring, headlights , tyres, engine, wipers and the underbody anti- rust coating on a regualar basis.Tyre pressure, tread depth and spare wheel should also be checked. Replace cloth floor mats with plastic/ rubber mats as it avoids dampness and bad odour.


Driving Care

Avoid driving when it is pouring heavily . But if urgent, drive using first gear only and avoid using full accelerator.Lower your window panes while driving through water logged areas. If the car stalls in between, do not try to push start or crank start. It is advisable to get technical help and towing the vehicle to the the nearest authorised garage. Avoid parking the vehicle near a newly built compound wall or under big trees, as storms or heavy thundershowers may collapse them.


Personal Care

A well equipped first aid kit with bandage, pain relief spray, antiseptic cream, anti-allergics such as Avil and Aspirin should be kept handy, also carry umbrella / raincoats. People with serious illness should carry their prescribed medicines while travelling.


Emergency Care

In case you are stuck, park your car and look for the nearest garage. Be prepared to carry a list of the name of garages. It is also advisable that you create the ICE (In Case Emergency) number in your cell phone so that incase of an eventuality near ones can be informed. Also store emergency numbers of hospitals , police stations, fire stations

funny videos

These are two very funny videos sent to me by my DIL , I just loved them and wanted to share with everybody.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q-nX6g148mA

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-6810946778397973918

Do you know how the fuel price is calculated in India?

Suppose if the petrol price per litre in Chennai is Rs 51.90,
here the break-up of cost calculated by the government:
Basic Price = Rs 21.93
Excise duty = Rs 14.35
Education Tax = Rs 0.43
Dealer commission = Rs 1.05
VAT = Rs 5.5
Crude Oil Custom duty = Rs 1.1
Petrol Custom = Rs 1.54
Transportation Charge = Rs 6.00 Total price = Rs 51.90
So for a Rs 22 litre petrol at pumps, consumers in India pay Rs 28 tax extra.

Sunday, June 15, 2008

my resolutions

This year I have taken a few resolutions, now only my family members can tell me whether i have been successful or not? have they found any change in me.My resolutions are:----

  • I will be nice to everybody.
  • I wont complain for anything.
  • I will not expect anything- emotional or financial from anybody.
  • I will just not interact with the people who bring stress or negativity in my life.
  • I will try never to hurt anybody by my action or words.
  • I will do whatever I can for everybody.
  • I will not give anybody undue importance in my life :)
  • buy only what I need, no hoarding.
  • I wont fear any body and do and say only what is right.
  • Learn to appreciate--may be people or things.
  • Show your appreciation.
  • Forget the word ---criticism, shouldnt exist in my dictionary.
  • whatever is supposed to happen , will happen anyway.
  • I cant change a thing even, leave aside a person, except one that s me.
  • Acceptance brings happiness in life.
  • If we love someone unconditionally, then today or tomorrow or sometime in life we will certainly get the reciprocation, no matter what.

All this has brought lot of piece to my mind and my home:)

PLANET YUMTUM---FOOD COURT-CHENNAI

  • This is in Ascenda IT Park, Tharamani road near Tidel park. Its very spacious and covers most of the cuisines, has a good seating arrangement.
  • As soon as we enter on the left side is KFC--a little unnerving for a vegetarian like me.
  • Next one is Mcdonald--- they have most of the variety, we had a soft serve and softy on the coke, both were good.
  • In the front we have PALIMAAR--vegetarian restaurant with all the north indian and south Indian fare and tea coffee. We ordered Idli, Mysore masala dosa,matar paneer, kulcha and pudina paraantha. Except paraantha everything was very good. Serving quantity is good. with Idli dosa they serve coconut chutney and tomato chutney and sambhar, everything in good quantity.
  • then there is Pizza corner, Noodle house--famous restaurant for chineese food,one outlet for frankies and other dishes like that, Qwiky;s cafe-----they have pastries,coffee,doughnuts,and different types of bread and all.
  • Movenpick: they have sorbets, ice creams coffee tea, sundae and all that, this is the one exorbitantly priced, one scoop of ice cream with strawbwrry sauce and banana chips was 75-90 and sundae were in the range of 175,255,455, a bit too expensive.
  • one counter for all juices and north indian chaat---quite exhaustive one.
Here the ambience is good, and ACs were also working well, as despite teaming with people it was cool and its a real value for money.Outside Planet yum tum, Cafe coffee day is also there.
Enough parking is also there and at no extra cost.

Friday, June 13, 2008

food shortage

Saving water is not a option now, its a necessity. With the global food shortage, certain steps are necessary.
The foremost is that govt. must decide the percentage of land needed to be used in cultivation, and laws be made to adhere to that. In a country known for its affinity to agriculture, shortage of food shows our negligence towards our roots.
As a citizen there are many step we can also take to help them--
  • We can revive the culture of kitchen gardens. Few vegetables are very easily grown like tomato, green chilli, lady ginger etc.
  • We must take a resolution never to over feed ourselves and our family, its good for health, good for nation.
  • Buy only that much that is required, may be a little less but never more. Stop hoarding eatables.It will save money for us also, as so many times packed eatable have an expiry date, sometimes for some reason if we are not able to use fresh ones rot also. If we buy limited quantity we are leaving it for some unfortunate ones.
  • Rather shopping for everything be limited for the utility only. buying things on the whim must be stopped, as the discarded items also pollute the environment.
  • In the restaurants the mantra is to serve big platter with higher price,and many times it is wasted either they should change the style--not likely as they are concerned only about the business , nothing else, so better share it. Instead of ordering something extra order a little less. No leaving the leftovers or over eating, remember :)
  • We must remember that on one side our whole life we try to accumulate things and money for our next generation to make their comfortable, but we forget that we are finishing the natural resources which they can never buy even if they have all the money. So think about it, we are not doing it for anybody else but for our own children. We wouldnt like our children to starve but have pots of money. Money cant be eaten.So instead of all the time thinking about making money one should think about environment also and do nothing which endangers it.

HELPLINE FOR WOMEN

According to a survey done By a leading magazine helplines for women are good in Hyderabad ,Calcutta and Mumbai and fair in Ahemdabad but not good in Delhi ,Chennai and Bangalore.As regarding the info helpline nos are-
New Delhi
24 HRS HELPLINES
crime against women cell-2688-2691
ALL INDIA WOMEN;S CONFERENCE NO--2338-1337
DTC'S NEW TOLL-FREE NO 1800-118-181
OTHER HELPLINES--
SHAKTI SHALINI---2437-3736-(10-5PM)
JAGORI--2669-2700 (9.30--5.30PM)
PRATIDDHI---2252-7259,22058718 (9.30--5.30PM)
DELHI COMMISSION FOR WOMAN-2337-9181 (9.30--6PM)
HYDERABAD
24 HRS HELPLINE--
CRIME STOPPER'S CELL-1090-FROM BSNL ONLY
POLICE-100 OTHER THAN 100---2785-2482
FROM 8-8PM
ASHMITA--2773-3251
BHUMIKA-2760-5316
BBAKI BAAD ME i AM TIRED :)

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Pune girl steals--------

Indians litter, says lawmaker....................is it racism or shame on Indians ?
Pune girl steals professor;s purse to buy ipods,cells------This girl is Aarti Devnaani, her father was a bussinessman in Dubai, he is no more, now his uncle looks after the business.She lives in a posh area in Koregaon Pune.She stole the purse of a teacher in Mattreyi college, when she went there with her friend and used the debit card to buy the luxury items, but she was caught due to CCTVs. She is not a poor girl or in need of anything. She is a fashionable upper class girl who didnt have any qualm about stealing for luxury. That shows what are we teaching our youngsters and what values they have.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

amitabh bacchan

.I am fed up of this see-saw of sayings-Sarkar raj is good; it is not. Let the box office decide that. But box office never decides the merit of a movie, it only tells you the entertainment value ,So many movies were not hit ,but they were the best Silsila, Aalaap, Kala patthar, main aajad hoon.. Since ours is a poor country of under preivileged people, here the glossy movies where everything is over the top, shows a world not seen by havenots are always successful. And that is where the dichotomy starts because critics are there to tell a movie''s worth academically, not of popularity, they are there to dissect a movie to pieces and there lies the truth all bare. In my whole life I have never seen any movie praised by critics to be a hit and vice versa and thats it.But all good actors have got acclaim irrespective of the movie being a hit or not. Hritik's ten movies must have failed, but he was always praised, and so was Rishi kapoor, Shabana azmi, Naseeruddin shah, Om puri as they are great actors and great people.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

learn life

SOME PEOPLE LIVE AND LEARN;OTHERS JUST LIVE!!!

Happiness often sneaks in.....through a door you didn't know you left open.

few excerpts from the speech of JK Rowling at Harward

There is an expiry date on blaming your parents for steering you in the wrong direction; the moment you are old enough to take the wheel, responsibility lies with you.

Poverty entails fear, and stress, and sometimes depression; it means a thousand petty humiliations and hardships. Climbing out of poverty by your own efforts, that is indeed something on which to pride yourself, but poverty itself is romanticised only by fools.

It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all – in which case, you fail by default.

Personal happiness lies in knowing that life is not a check-list of acquisition or achievement. Your qualifications, your CV, are not your life.

Life is difficult, and complicated, and beyond anyone's total control, and the humility to know that will enable you to survive its vicissitudes.

written by the Greek author Plutarch: What we achieve inwardly will change outer reality

As is a tale, so is life: not how long it is, but how good it is, is what matters.

Monday, June 9, 2008

To ease the pressure on Bangalore, how can industrial growth be promoted in Tier II cities?

To promote II tier cities, govt must better the infrastructure of the city and give incentives to the industrialists WHO want to set up themselves over there. Once the industries come, it brings employees, they need housing education, health facilities, gyms and malls. So its all a big circle, one thing leads to another. Starting point is infrastructure-that is good roads, good connectivity, continuous supply of water and electricity

amitabh bacchan and iifa wards

Though Mr. bacchan knows and everybody knows that he is the best, but why give so much importance to RGV . Bacchan has put on his blog all the critics assessment of Sarkar raj and RGV;s answers, and much more.Are so many publications without any intelligence to employ such journalists or critics ori s it that anybody who criticises is a fool and one who eulogises is intelligent. When all were praising RGV he was basking in the glory, then he never said that these journalists have no knowledge or idea, so how can they praise.When everybody praised Amitabh Bacchan for Black unanimously and when there are so many fans of his out there, he never doubts their sincerity, they why doubt it if someone is critical.Great people like him should accept everything in their stride and thats what make them all that great, not this mudslinging match.With the fan following he has , I think he has some social responsibiliy of not glamourising the antisocial elements or people like Subhash nagre.The least he can do is atleast now at this age not to portray underworld characters in a positive way.A person of his standing must have a very unbiased attiude towards people and even while praising his own family.
i felt very sad to see that a path breaking movie like Taare Jameen Par was completely ignored in IIFA, what does it mean, that they have no regard for common man, because it was one movie which was liked by one and all.And Style icon award was given to Abhishek and katrina. I am a fan of Abhi but he is no style icon, If Mr. bacchan had got it would have been more suitable, or Karan johar or shahrukh.

Modern day grocery stores

  • Now when so many big MNCs have come in the market for opening the general departmental stores type, one sees in the market at every nook and corner a Fresh, Spencers, More and in big malls, food world, then regional ones like Magna and Trinethra in Hyderabad.The question is are they really better then our idigenous ones, are they really providing a good service and value for money and can they ever replace our Kirana stores.Since i have lived in many cities like Nagpur, Delhi, Hyderabad and now in Chennai, I am privileged to see many varieties and can see the changes and a pattern. The first indian super store the one like abroad I saw was Nanz in Delhi. We went there like sight seeing, for us it was a first experience in India to shop vegetables in air conditioned comfort and all things at one place. But the prices were exorbitant over there, and the result-----it was closed after some time. As I think about,the few advantages I find are.........
  • For me it is a big comfort to shop in air conditioned environment in the tropical climate of our country. The shopping becomes a pleasant experience.
  • One can find everything at one place, and we dont have to go from one shop to another, specially with small kids its very comfy to shop all your needs at one place.
  • These stores first started the self service model, its very convenient, one can see all the varieties in a leisurely pace and compare the prices also of different products.
  • Most of big stores have a food court also, so it becomes a total outing experience.
  • They are providing the parking which is a real big problem now a days in the old style markets.
And the dis advantages are..............
  • Most of the stores are highly priced, except for a few items which are under any scheme.India value for money is very important for us.
  • They are not providing everything, some small items, though low cost, but very necessary in a home are not there.And that is very irritating for a customer to go to another place for small items.
  • Sometimes they are employing inefficient people, not knowing computer billing properly, and for the customers its very bad experience, like we went to MORE VELACHERY-CHENNAI-- there one comp. is not working, one other girl was so slow that she wasted our full one hour. I vowed never to go there again. Once in TRINETHRA ( NOW MORE ) HYDERABAD-GACHIBOWLI the salesman and girl, nobody knew the right price of the products even and in this type of store there were no labels, here also we never went again.
  • Most of the times sales people dont want to exert at all, if the customers dont find anything, they dont bother to look for it, just say its not there. SPENCERS STORE IN AMEERPET HYDERABAD, there also we had a bad experience due to no proper labelling and in billing also.
For BIG BAZAR i have seen is very popular and always crowded whether in Hyderabad, Ghaziabad or Chennai. Though the store is much better in ghaziabad and Htyderaba, in Chennai, it doesnt have much variety.
The best store I have seen is APNA BHANDAR-SITABUILDI-NAGPUR-it had the amazing variety of products at a very reasonable prices, one could buy anything from here. Even for greeting cards they had good variety and gave discounts. I really wonder why they dont advertise and do any expansion.
Another one I would recommend is this THANGAM SUPER MARKET- MAIN VELACHERY ROAD-CHENNAI, though its only grocery store. but for the grocery items, they have most of the things and at a very reasonable price and good quality and they take orders on phone and do the home delivery.
For green grocery the best places in Chennai if one wants fresh and cheap, then it has to be greenlands. In hyderabad the best places are RYTHU BAZAR----there vegetables are very fresh grocery on the shops are very good in quality and low in cost, as they are maintained by the government , I think.

save gas

Taraknath choudhary from a small village Dedanga--Kartickpur district WB has come up with device which will help in making kitchen pollution free and will make 30 % reduction in LPG consumption. he has been granted a patent and I just hope this device comes soon in the market.
We need innovations like this to make our planet pollution free and save precious fuel

sarvana bhavan--restaurants in Chennai

Of course everybody knows sarvana bhavan, as it is one of the most popular chains of restaurants. First time i tried it 4 years back on the central railway station. Food and service both are superb there. Now when we are staying in Chennai, we usually go to its joint in KK Nagar. Food as usual is very good, service is also good, but on sundays it is very crowded. One has to wait a long time to get a table and then sometimes even share the table. There is no enjoyment of dining out, its just fulfilling the basic need hunger.So much of noise is there one cant hear even mobile ringing. but I was surprised at the musicbeing played there--IT WAS HINDI FILM MUSIC----to be precise instrumental version of Chandni songs-how the Chennai has changed !

Sunday, June 8, 2008

In parched Bundelkhand, boy held for stealing water

In the days of abundance, India is a land of contradictions, on one side there are people who are making 60 storeyed houses for themselves, buying villas in Dubai, removing a statue and making another just because it was little small and in the process wasting crores of rupees and ont he other side are......................................the poor boys like this---check it---
Bundelkhand last made news over Rahul Gandhi's midnight visit to a Dalit home, provoking Chief Minister Mayawati and the BJP to question his motives. But as Lucknow and Delhi debate Dalit politics, Bundelkhand is seeing clashes and thefts over something far more basic: water.
On Saturday morning, 15-year-old Daya Shankar and three fellow villagers were arrested for allegedly trying to capture a tanker delivering drinking water to their village Mudhari in Mahoba district. Besides other charges, all four were booked under Section 353 of the IPC for obstructing government work. Three armed policemen are since on duty to ensure that tanker water is distributed fairly in Mudhari., For details you may chk this link
http://in.news.yahoo.com/indianexpress/20080609/r_t_ie_nl_politics/tnl-in-parched-bundelkhand-boy-held-for-0058794.html

If our leaders cant provide us even with drinking water , they have no right to rule us, and their statues have no right to be there at all

Saturday, June 7, 2008

Will converting to alternate and cheaper fuel help soften the price sting?

Whatever we do but the sting will be there. remedy is not to increase the price, govt should think out of the box. Like giving a waiver to farmers or giving freebies by any govt. be banned. Govt expenditure be slashed to half. Everything should be monitored about govt servants and ministers, like foreign travel,electricity bills, phone bills,and travelling withing India. It would be better to give everybody a lump some salary instead of giving allowances or expenses on actual.I would say in every industry one should get a fixed remuneration, nothing over that. We indians save only when its from our own pocket. I am sure we will save gallons of petrol being spent by the persons-meaning families of employees and govt.Govt can increase taxes on luxury items and those things which are used by elite of the country like big cars, big houses etc. But increasing the price of petrol will have a very adverse effect on everything, it will make everything dearer and difficulties of common man will only increase.

Friday, June 6, 2008

MATHSYA-restaurant in chennai

I heard so much about Mathsya in Egmore that when i saw this restaurant in T nagar-Thanikchalam road that I wanted to see it. Since they have a Chaat counter , we went there first. Its outside in the open. I thought it would be warm, but it was not so, it was quite comfortable. When we saw the menu, we were thrilled as they have mentioned more than 30 varieties. But while giving order we were disappointed to see that there were hardly anything available out of the dishes. So we asked him to bring us a plate of Aloo tikki and a plate of chana tikki first. What he brought was enough to dampen our spirits. For tikki they prepared small balls fried, with some bread mixed in, and he served it cold with the chatneys, no curd. Of course he put it after we asked him. We were there in the evening and no wonder there was nobody there.
Inside they have air conditioned restaurant, again with all the dishes and buffet dinner also. But for chaat the preparations are same, from outside only it goes inside. After tasting their tikki, we didint have any desire or apetite to go inside atleast that day. We may try some next time.

re: Can you suggest two easily implementable measures to ease the traffic congestion?

  • For removing the traffic congestion--
  • - left lane must never be let blocked by the vehicles.
  • -Parking must be provided at the major bussiness and commercial places and none should be allowed to stop a car or park it on the road, the way we do for tidbit shopping or picking up things.they are very big nuisance, blocking the road and congesting the traffic.
  • -And then it would help if there is a good public transport system, carpooling or chartered buses for service class and colleges.

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

massage for life

A boy was born to a couple after eleven years of marriage. They were a loving couple and the boy was the gem of their eyes. When the boy was around two years old, one morning the husband saw a medicine bottle open. He was late for office so he asked his wife to cap the bottle and keep it in the cupboard. His wife, preoccupied in the kitchen totally forgot the matter. The boy saw the bottle and playfully went to the bottle fascinated by its color and drank it all. It happened to be a poisonous medicine meant for adults in small dosages. When the child collapsed the mother hurried him to the hospital, where he died. The mother was stunned. She was terrified how to face her husband. When the distraught father came to the hospital and saw the dead child, he looked at his wife and uttered just five words.QUESTIONS:1. What were the five words ?2. What is the implication of this story?scroll down to
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The husband just said "I am with you Darling"The husband's totally unexpected reaction is a proactive behavior. The child is dead. He can never be brought back to life. There is no point in finding fault with the mother.Besides, if only he had taken time to keep the bottle away, this would not have happened. No one is to be blamed. She had also lost her only child. What she needed at that moment was consolation and sympathy from the husband. That is what he gave her. If everyone can look at life with this kind of perspective, there would be much fewer problems in the world. "A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.Take off all your envies, jealousies, unforgiveness, selfishness, and fears. And you will find things are actually not as difficult as you think.
MORAL OF THE STORYThis story is really worth reading. .....
Sometimes we spend time in asking who is responsible or whom to blame, whether in a relationship, in a job or with the people we know. By this way we miss out something called LIFE.

30 out of 30--in IIT-entrance

Here in Chennai one person Anand along with the help of a few of his friends is coaching the underprivileged students for IIT free of cost. He had ambitions for IIT but couldnt do it due to his family conditions and so he started this noble venture.This year he coached 30 students and all of them succeeded, got an entry into the prestigious IIT. This single man must be changing the destiny of whole lot of families and shows what a commitment can do. He is the most unsung hero of today . We must salute people like him who are changing the future of India from the grass root level

RBI ban sahara for taking deposits

It was long expected and now it has happened. When will our government wake up and be proactive in regard to NBFCs ? Poor public is being cheated again and again. These people live life king size at cost of tax payer's money and by the time they payment default starts and action is initiated, they have lived a royal life for 20 years and may be stashed away an equal amount for the future. And the sad thing is many celebrities associate themselves with the projects either as directors or some other way making them look like bonafide concerns. In India we take filmstars very seriously and when stars like Amitab bacchan, shahrukh khan hobnob with them, the prospects sound quite real and attractive.Its time govt took some action and even people endorsing a product must be made accountable for any scam, the way it happened with Hometrade.

Monday, June 2, 2008

Amitabh bacchan

I have been reading Bacchan's blog recently, quite regularly and read viewers comment also. I have seen that only those responses are put where
  • he is being praised
  • his family is worshipped and people are idolising him
  • rest all the comments are deleted later on as quite a few intelligent fans are asking some questions which are valid but make him uncomfortable, here they are---
    • you are always praising and talking about youy parents but when the time came to immortalise your mother you backed out, why didnt you name the school in her name ? Why in Aishwarya's name?
    • In Abhishek's marriage, you didnt call many people saying that you wanted it to be a private affair whereas in India Marriage is a social occasion, but now you are sharing all the private details of your life like where going, staying everything Why?
    • This year you didnt attend any award function citing that you are mourning because your mother died. and then you went to Cannes with full family and fan fare, are the rules different for India and abroad? ( actually these big stars go the functions only when they are getting the awards, they dont have any sportsman spirit)
    • If there was nothing between you and Rekha, then why this ban on movies with her?
    • Like this there are many more contradictory statements in his blog which his many gullible fans forget to realise, basically it is an exercise in publicity nothing else, since recently he has got a lot of negative publicity, he is trying to build up a fan's community in favour.