Sunday, October 28, 2007

Laughter is the best medicine

These are true life incidents of one of my Classmate....

Soft ware chap: Sir if we need to migrate the data to
a new software we may need to develop around 1000

administrator: No way i will agree to it. We are
already in a tight budget situation and how can we buy
1000 tables. Each will cost us around 6000/- bucks.

This happend in a meeting attended by some big wigs

Second episode:

my boss: how are you going to take the doucment to

Me: Sir i have stored it in my email and will acess it

Boss: why do you want to carry this computer
(referring to my desptop) all the way to Bangalore
just for 1 day.

This happend in the college:

Controller: why Mr.Renju that many computers are not
on today.

Renju: Sir virus has infected

Controller: Please instruct all the boys to wear socks
and gloves from today and I dont want any body getting
affected by these viruses.

Thursday, October 25, 2007


Wednesday, October 24, 2007

The return of Mr Bean

See the video from here

Bean is amazing as ever

My Friend Says...

Ideal life is spending time in listening to music, on a seashore or hillside, drizzle all around... gentle walking as it drizzles and cool air blows on ur face... with company like hari or siva. long for those kovaipudur days / long for those bike trip to mahabs

Listen to Music Legally for free

I tried some beatles and Willie Nelson songs...Clarity is so good....

Rishi Laughing

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Rishi in El Tovar Hotel, Grand Canyon

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Grand Canyon & Us

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Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Create your own postal stamp

Monday, October 22, 2007

Try this home theater system....

If this is your first receiver, u could consider the following

The best VFM

NAD 320 BEE - stereo receiver ~ US$ 375

NAD 520 - CD player. ~ US$ 350

Monitor Audio / Axiom Speakers ??

The NAD is worth more than its money & enjoys rave reviews year over.

For top notch life-time investments which are slightly on the pricier side!

Denon AVR 4803 / 3803

Rotel 1066 / 1068


Sunfire xt

Prices ranging from US$ 5,000 - US$ 7,500. Each of these integrated amps have been universally reviewed as top notch. Definitely hear them out.


Monitor Audio




Some site that would help you decide

www.audioreview. com


www.avguide. com

www.hi-fichoice. com

My Friend Says...

I read this very interesting para in ET - when we look at the burning candle what we notice is a constant flame. We think the flame is just there and the candle is burning down. But in reality as the wax melts the wick gets exposed and the new flame engulfs the old flame. The flame is constantly changing. its not the same steady flame. I found immense sense in that.

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Google Transliteration

Try the site. Google is the best. Type a word in hindi, tamil, telugu, kannada and press space and google types them in that native language for you....No need to install fonts.

Try, this is a site for tamil.

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

"satisfaction" is a state of mind

i am thinking about this line that my friend mentioned.

Another friend narrates his story:

satisfaction is very personal. beleive me some time back i was in
bangalore trying to locate a pizza hut and i was sort of frustrated as
i could not locate it and i was adament about having a 250 bucks of
pizza. while hunting for it i just went to a shop near by to find out
about the Pizza hut. In that shop I saw 2 school kids (may be) buying
chikki . Man after they bought it they were so happy. By their looks
they seem not to be doing financially well, but seeing thier happiness
with what we call "Just a chikki" really killed me and forget Tag Huer
or wht ever we are talking or geox. That day i realised satisfaction is
based on our circumstances and how we are placed in life and it will
keep changing.

Monday, October 15, 2007

My favorite restaurant

For Breakfast

Favorite Dish
Apple Cinnamon Bagel double toasted with Apple cinnamon Cream Cheese
Straberry Bagel with Strawberry Cream cheese

For Lunch

Favorite Dish: Everything here is delicious.

To Stay Motivated is a Blessing

When i ran 50 miles in Aug 2007 and 60 miles in Sep 2007, i raised my target to 100 miles. I stayed motivated. But the blessing was taken away from me and i am put to test. I have lost my motivation and it is very difficult for me to get motivated to run. I have lost the blessing. I have run only 15 miles till date in Oct 2007.

God, Bless me and Help me to stay motivated to run 50 miles in Oct and 100 miles in November.

Fixed or Floating - Million Dollar Question

Under the current circumstance, which is a better option for home loan. Fixed or floating. Who gives cheapest interest rate.

Beautiful Bangalore

Sobha Developers is building an apartment in HSR layout, Bangalore. There is an army lans next to it. Some houses have good views to the army land. Army land has full of trees. Seems to be good to look at from the house. Some snaps....

Sunday, October 14, 2007

See this before you go for next shopping

This website has print ads of good brands. Nice place to get tempted.

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Which is a good location in Bangalore to buy an apartment

Any suggestions on which is a good location in Bangalore to buy a property that will have a good rental value and long term appreciation.

You can't beat me Snail!!!!!

Kavitha walked in from Gym saying this. She completed 4 miles today, the maximum that she has done in a day. The competition has begun! Lets see who wins this week...

Focus on making money Vs Focus on spending money

With all the stock market bull run and increase in property prices by multiple folds, my friends are seriously discussing on when to buy, what to buy and how to make a lot of money. I am seeing that they spend all their energy on how to make more and more money. I am yet to come across people who focus on how to spend the money in the most enjoyable way. Having seen them for over 10 years in my life, i do not see any great shift in their life style to be in line with their affordability and richness. They still drive their 5 year old car (not a high end model), they still live in normal houses, they still eat the same kind of food, they still slog 12 hours a day in work,their minds are still preoccupied with work during weekends, they still fight, they still feel depressed, they still dont travel as much they can afford to, .... and the list goes on and on. Can someone start talking about how to live life with all the money earned....

some of my thoughts (may not be apt for everyone as each has their priority)

1. Good massage every week
2. Good attire and personal grooming
3. Hitech gadgets at home
4. Good Vacation every year(Tahiti,my dream place now)
5. Cruises every year
6. Visit new place every quarter

Sunday, October 07, 2007

Where is my motivation??

I think the motivation to run has run away from me. I am not running for the last 4 days.

I think the culprit is my ipod. My nike+ipod kit is not working. I am planning to return my ipod and get a new one (the 4 gm video ipod) and may be a new nike ipod kit. Hopefully, if it works, i may get back the motivation.

Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Corpus Christi + Holiday Inn = Pure Joy

We spent a weekend in Corpus and stayed in Holiday Inn. This is the only hotel in Corpus that faces the beach. We got a sea facing room. IF you decide to go to Corpus, stay in Holiday Inn.

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Our Bangalore Home is Rented Out

Our Bangalore house has been rented out. :-)

Food that brought joy ...

Though we keep trying different kinds of new food, it is very rare for a food to give us utmost joy and make us feel bad that we missed this food till now in life.

After coming to US from India, i have tried various types of food, primary mexican, in addition to italian, chinese, thai and vietnamese. Of all these, the one that gave me utmost joy is 'Five Layer Dip". This is available in HEB, and the five layer consists of Bean, Tomato Salsa, Guacamole, Sour cream and Cheese.

Monday, October 01, 2007

Malayalam Songs

Go to youtube and search for "his highness abdullah" and listen to all those songs.