Monday, December 29, 2008

Slumdog Millionaire - Nice Songs

I was astonished by this site ( It has songs from most movies for hearing and downloading. I heard O Saya from this movie on this site.

Great Lyrics - mayil iRagae mayil iRagae

I am amazed reading such a lyrics...Missing soma:)

Ulaga mozhiyil varum
ellamay neer ezhuththu
kaadhal dhaan kal ezhuththu anbe..

Ok,in English, this translates to:

"Everything in every language
are written in Water
Love alone is written in stone, My Love"

I was wondering why i could not catch this lyrics (till i read the lyrics from a site) when i have been listening to this song over 200 times over the last 2 years. Then today when i heard the song again in youtube, i realized why? The singers for this song were horrible. The names look like tamil names to me, but they have killed this song in everyway. Sorry ARR, i have liked the fact that you have introduced great singers, but this choice is ugly, though the singers voice is great, their pronunciation needs improvement. The song details are as follows:

Movie Name: Aa Aah (2005)
Singer: Madhushree, Naresh Iyer
Music Director: Rahman AR
Year: 2005
Actors: Nila, Surya S J

Friday, December 26, 2008

148 LB to 166 LB

During the last 3 months, i have been consistently increasing my weight. I was 148LBs 6 months back.This increased to 154 and stabilized there for a while. When the weight increased to 157, I got tensed and tried GM diet and cut down on Bagel and came back to 154. But, with overeating 3-4 times a week, i came to 160 and stabilised at 160. For the last one week, my scale is showing 163 and i peaked 163.8 2 days back. Shame on me, i was writing some jingle like this in my sleep:

"Keep off the Cream (cheese)
to achieve the Dream"

"Water for thirst; Salad for hunger and Aleve for head ache"

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Relationships Defined Implicitly

I have noted that certain relationships in life are implicitly defined:

1. Father and mother loves their children unconditionally till the children get to certain age. However bad the children behave, parents tend to love them. But after certain age, say 13 or 14 years, parents expect kids to behave in the way parents want. If kids don't behave that way, they start to hate their children or act in a way that does not emit love from eyes.

These days kids at age 2-6 are known to throw tantrums and hit / kick people around to express their anger or irritation or even use bad / disrespectful words, however parents always have love on their eyes when they look at their kids, upto an age. However, if kids do any of these things after 13-14 years, parents tend to build up hatred towards their kids. I guess, God has created the world in such a way, that some relationships are implicitly defined. PARENTS SHOULD LOVE KIDS TO CERTAIN AGE.

In earlier days, there were implicit definitions for all relations. Kids should respect parents. Young generations should respect elder generation. Young people should not argue with elders even if elders are wrong.Wife should always be subdued to husbands whims and fancies. Husband can hit / scold wife and wife should not retaliate. These days, such things are no longer followed.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Happy Christmas

This is a beautiful Malayalam christ song...

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Sunday, December 14, 2008

Jason Mraz Renders a nice music

on AOL Radio,i stumbled upon this nice guy. His song from "We Sing. We Dance, We Steal Things" reminded me of Jack Johnson

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Apple iBangle

Apple Design new concept design for an Apple mp3 player. It is called the iBangle and it is unique as well as ground breaking. It has no screen and it has some other really cool features.

You see that blue inner band? Push a tiny button on the side and it fills with air, expanding to fit snugly around your wrist.

Apple iBangle's a multi-touch track pad for easy navigation, and the audio finds its way to your ears via a couple of wireless earbuds.
Ear buds with the annoying cords won't be found here, as the audio is transmitted via wireless ear buds. There's a multi-touch track pad for easy navigation. It also has a few additional buttons for music control. Although the iBangle doesn't have a screen, designer Gopinath Prasana figures you can navigate just fine with it's audio-oriented navigation system.

Sunday, December 07, 2008


It was 2 days back when i got a drum from my son Rishi from Walmart. My son is learning colors and so he was saying Blue Drum, Yellow Drum and Red Drum. Then, for some strange reason, he caught on to the Red color and he kept repeating RED DRUM, REDDRUM, RED RUM, RED RUM...As he was repeating RED RUM,it started getting so scary. Anybody who has seen "The Shining" will understand what i am saying. For those of you who has not seen the movie, RED RUM, when seen in a mirror will look like MUR DER (MURDER).

Monday, December 01, 2008

Haagen Dazs ice cream

After being addicted to the Mango ice cream from Haagen Dazs, i tried this ice cream. This is possibly the closest taste to Heaven.

Flavor Notes: Rich, sumptuous waves of cream mingle with evocative glimpses of tropical honey. The rare and delicate texture of the Lehua honey is entirely different from any honey you've ever tasted.

Inspiration: Lehua honey comes from the remote volcanic slopes of Mauna Loa on the Big Island of Hawaii. There, honeybees gather nectar from the Ohia tree's fragrant Lehua blossoms. These beautiful red flowers are the unique flavor source for this rare, amber honey.

Food Pairings: Serve on a freshly baked Belgian waffle, then try to resist the aroma of warm waffle mingling with the cool ice cream and tropical honey.

Wine Pairings: A rich and balanced Sauternes from France.

Bagel Deaddiction

I have not been eating bagel for a week. I don't feel the habit controlling me anymore. I will keep posted if i start again. My weight has been consistently showing 160Lbs and that is worrying me. I should be right at 150Lb.

I am trying to run at least a mile everyday. Lets see how it goes.

There`s no dollar sign on a piece of mind

Yes, thats the powerful line in the song "Chicken Fried" by Zac Brown. I have been hearing this song on Y100 today. Its really amazing. The singer sings this song in a quite powerful voice.

Scroll the video by 1 min and 20 sec to start seeing the song...

You know I like my chicken fried
Cold beer on a Friday night
A pair of jeans that fit just right
And the radio up
Well I was raised up beneath the shade of a Georgia pine
And that`s home you know
Sweet tea pecan pie and homemade wine
Where the peaches grow
And my house it`s not much to talk about
But it`s filled with love that`s grown in southern ground
And a little bit of chicken fried

Cold beer on a Friday night
A pair of jeans that fit just right
And the radio up
Well I`ve seen the sunrise
See the love in my woman`s eyes
Feel the touch of a precious child
And know a mother`s love

Well its funny how it`s the little things in life that mean the most
Not where you live or the car you drive or the price tag on your clothes
There`s no dollar sign on a piece of mind this I`ve come to know
So if you agree have a drink with me
Raise you glasses for a toast
To a little bit of chicken fried

Cold beer on a Friday night
A pair of jeans that fit just right
And the radio up
Well I`ve seen the sunrise
See the love in my woman`s eyes
Feel the touch of a precious child
And know a mother`s love

I thank god for my life
And for the stars and stripes
May freedom forever fly, let it ring.
Salute the ones who died
The ones that give their lives so we don`t have to sacrifice
All the things we love
Like our chicken fried

Cold beer on a Friday night
A pair of jeans that fit just right
And the radio up
Well I`ve seen the sunrise
See the love in my woman`s eyes
Feel the touch of a precious child
And know a mother`s love

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Whiskey Lullaby

I have been listening to country music since 2 years and was eagerly seeing the CMA awards. This made to research the previous year awardees and i started listening to those songs that got awards in previous years. One such song is Whiskey Lullaby. It has touched my heart.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Head Shrinks with Diet and Exercise

Some months ago, i made a collage of my face. The old fat face (with pink T shirt)was taken in June 2006 and the lean face was taken in Jan 2008 (Red stripe T Shirt).

In Nov 2008, i took the picture of my face again (White shirt). Now its fat again...effect of tasty food from mother in law :(

Its hard for me to believe that these faces belong to the same person, that too me.

Monday, November 03, 2008

AK Namashivayam Alias AK47

My Friend Who planned everything

AK Namashivayam alias AK47 is my college mate and room mate for 3 years during my under graduation in puttaparthy. He plans everything in advance. Everyday he used to take one set of underwear and towel as a preparation for his bath the next morning. He always obeys all the rules and studies to the best of his abilities. After he finished his graduation in math, he went on to become a professor in a college near his home town, Salem. After a couple of years, i heard that he passed way due to some sudden illness. He planned for everything, i am not sure what he would have done if he knew that he would die at such an young age.

Saturday, November 01, 2008

South Texas MAiZE in Honda near San Antonio

This place is 30 miles from San Antonio. It is a great place for kids and biggies. The activities there includes shooting corn, riding in tin cylinder pulled by a tractor, corn popper jumping, worm slide. Their sweet pop corn is so good. They have a maze thats fun to go around.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

I am an inventor in a Patent

I co-invented a Mortgage Affordability calculator. The company is filing a patent application today for this calculator. What a nice feeling....

My New Job

I got into a new profile in my existing job...People in my profile are called Marketing Analyst...What a name....Ok, the flashy name for the department is "Marketing Intelligence and Business Analytics" It sounds very professional. After doing typist (oops...Business Analyst) job for over 3 years, i have come a calculator job. What a great career boost. 26 keys to 10 keys...

Who reads my blog anyway....

Off late, i have not been receiving any comments for my blog. So i was thinking not many of my friends read it or even open it. 2 days back, i posted my birthday photo and suddenly i see 2 visitors posting their comments...1. Tarun.... and 2. Jadayampalayam Rajesh...I was wondering how did rajesh come to blog on this specific day...may be he is checking it.....Also Tarun....thanks for checking guys and wishing me...OK, i should stop it, it looks more like Orkut to me now...

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Happy Birthday Hari!

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Saturday, October 18, 2008

Family flower

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My weekend with my college friends

This is the mail that my friend Anand sent about the get together

Had a gala time last weekend. Globe trotter prabhu landed in houston from Cancun on saturday morning . We drove down to San antonio and reached pudu's home on saturday afternoon. Had sumptuous lunch made by kavita which included payasam also. Went to the space needle and river walk in the evening. Then pudu and kavitha opened the world of mexican food to us. was really good and enjoyed the food. thanks to bill gates and his thoodhu .... who else but prabhu for sponsoring the dinner. then we went home to drop the ladies and the 3 gentleman went to the sin clubs for some time. On the way back we it was really good to listen to kannadasan songs and spoke to soma for a brief .

next day morning , kavitha's dosa and krispy creams donuts made our stomach's to explode and the grand finale ended with cinnamon rolls and thayir sadam and maavadu oorga for lunch.

we were teasing that Rishi will beat pudu to shame with all his manmada leelas after some time.

i could see a new hari , taking care of Rishi changing his diapers , giving him food , making him sleep etc .But i could also see that he was waiting for an opportunity to come out and hang out with me and prabhu on saturday night. koozhukum aasai and meesaikum aasai is there in every one of us.

that is the update on last weekends majaa in San Antonio.

thanks to pudu and kavitha and kavitha's mother to excellent hospitality shown to us.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

My New Analytics Blog

I have started writing a new blog on analytics. Thinking about numbers have always given me a lot of joy. My journey continues with this blog.

Monday, October 06, 2008

Customer Lifetime Value

The concept of customer lifetime value is in existance since 90s. In simple terms, it means the total sum of profit a customer brings to the company in present value terms. If the cost of aquiring the customer is more than the customer life time value, then the company should not be acquiring the customer. Sounds familiar?? Yes, this is the same ceoncept used in investment decisions since 1000s of years.

I wonder why Wamu is sending me bulky mailer with checks every month, when i have never used them and i have not used their credit card much.Instead of spending that $5 on me every month, they should be spending on someone else.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

My Childhood Home in Pudukottai, India

This is where i lived from my 1st grade till 10th Grade.

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Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Living with Plantar fasciitis

I stopped running completely since april 2008 after i had injured my foot after a 10 mile run in Jan 2008. Its almost 9 months now. I still have the pain when i apply pressure to the pain spot on my foot. My podiatrist adviced me to wear New Balance with Sole insole for running, asked me to perform strectching exercise of my planter fascia and told me that i am better than most people who cant even walk due to the heavy pain associated with Plantar fasciitis.

Coming back to the main story, i stopped running since April 2008. After the first 4 months, the pain completely disappeared. But when i ran 2 miles once, my pain reemerged. So,i had to stop again. Podiatrist adviced that i take it slow and i did. I walked for a mile or two once a month. But then, i still had the pain. My leg is always demanding complete rest. However, my taste buds are not. As i am addicted to good, tast food and over eating i started putting on weight. Increased from 148 pounds to 160 pounds gradually. So, now, i have decided that i will run, after if i continue to have Plantar fasciitis. I will be in close consultation with my podiatrist and monitor my foot constantly, so i dont miss medical oversight.

Come on...
If i can have diabetes and still eat bagel everyday, I should RUN everyday even though i have Plantar fasciitis.

Happy Running...I have put my iPod and Nike+ kit to work. Watch for graphs soon on this blog.

What is Twitter

Its between blog, phone and instant messenger

Twitter in Plain English from leelefever on Vimeo.

How US Election works - Even a toddler will not forget after seeing this 2 min video

Electing a US President in Plain English from leelefever on Vimeo.

Web Search in Plain English

Monday, September 22, 2008

Rishi's YouTube Links

My son Rishi loves the following youtube videos

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Apple September 2008 Keynote by Steve Jobs

I love the key note address from Steve Jobs. As always, he was brillinant this time. iPod Nano comes with this cool feature called GENIUS. This feature automatically creates playlist based on song that you play. This selection uses preference patters from 650 million iTunes users. I think its similar to the Netflix model of recommendations. Also, itunes has the ability to provide you with songs that are similar to the one that is being played, but you dont possess. What a great marketing. iTunes 8.0 that is released today has this Genius.

Another great thing i noticed is that iPod Touch has Nike + ipod built into it. So, all that one needs is the chip that goes into the nike sneakers.

Sole Ultra Softec Review

My Podiatrist prescribed me an arch support from either PowerStep or Sole. I tried Power Step for a week and then moved over to Sole. Initially, i thought Sole is not a great brand, till i saw the product manual and their website.

Imagine, you putting your sole into oven preheated to 200 degrees and keeping inside for 2 minutes for it to mold into your foorshape when you put them on. I was amazed at the video that they have posted on their site.

The insole costs $49 from New Balance Store in San antonio. On the Sole website, it is available for $44. I am putting this insole into New Balance 1224 Shoes. I can feel the arch support on my left foot which is a flat foot. My right foot has proper arch naturally. So even though i wear this insole, it hardly makes any difference. You need to buy this expensive insole only if you have a flat foot and you run atleast 2-3 miles a day or if your Podiatrist prescribes it. My Podiatrist is Dr Richard Bellacosa from San Antonio Podiatry. I like his treatment style. He uses a digital recorder during the visit and talks into the recorder about my problems and his prescribed solution.

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Why can't we listen to other's advice

Are we built in such a way that we cant take any advice from others. I have been getting advices many times during my life time...Such advices includes:

1. Run (1991-1996)
2. Dont drink Fanta and such carbonated drinks (1996-2004)
3. Dont drink diet sodas (since 2008...)
4. Dont over eat (Since 2008...)

If only i heard these advices, i would be more fit and healthy.

When i see anyone over eating or if i see someone who does not give enough importance to studies, i feel like advising them. I get so tempted to advice them. But how can i expect them to listen to my advice, when i myself cant listen to other's advice, that i know is very much good for me..

Thursday, September 04, 2008

My Point of View

I am trying everything i can to get what i want...
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Tuesday, August 26, 2008

How long does love last??

I have been very busy in office since 3 weeks and i have been getting very very less time to spend with my 26 month old son. I meant the world to him till 3 weeks ago. He eyes used to emit sparkles when he sees me in the evening. I dont see them anymore. What a sad thing to happen. I hope things change.....

Saturday, August 09, 2008

Oru Kaidhiyin Diary

I saw kamal's performance in this movie and am very impressed on his make up, his posture and his dialouge delivery. Excellent delivery than Dasavatharam....

Tamil Mp3 song source

I have got a lot of new tamil mp3 song downloads from

Movies include:

Jayam Kondan

I will try to write a song review blog entry soon.

Sunday, August 03, 2008

Soma taught me how to read TAMIL...

I have read Tamil before Soma introduced me to Tamil. I see a lot of people reading tamil novel. I am not sure how many of them read enjoying "small lines" within the novel. Exampe, in one of sujatha's novel, he says "Bathroom kku vilela Nariya Soap Petti Kathirundhadhu" (lot of soap boxes were waiting outside the bathroom). What a great imagination/ description from the author. Whenever i read Novels, i try to njoi such sweet lines. He is also the one who inspires me to Njoi the journey than the destination. Vaazhga Soma...

Currently i am reading Sujatha's Nila Nizhaal. I liked it when the novel refered to the village called Valadi in the novel. This is a village near Trichy from where one of my classmate came from during my ER High school days.

AR Rahman Rare Interview

Not as usual, i got up at 6 AM while the whole family was still sleeping. I wanted to listen to "VAzhga Vazhga song from Kadhal Virus. My search in raaga site didnt give any result. So i went to google. I got some youtube links and found this interview. I am so amazed how a young boy can produce music of a quality that came out in ROJA. When i listen to ARR's sakarakatti, i feel bad. How did such a great musician degrade in music? May be, the judgement of mine on sakarakatti is early, as i have listened to it only 2-3 times. But it has not attracted me much. Kuchelan sounds better.

Saturday, June 28, 2008

Hotel 2.0 by Krish Ashok

I read his blog and they are really innovative.

I ate Punugulu and fulfilled my 5 year wish

I have been wanting to eat this delicious crispy snack since i left vijayawada in 2002. Its a great snack and i will never forget to refer to this food whenever i meet any telugu community. Recently one of my friend's mom turned up in US from Guntur. My friend remembered my love for punugulu and asked her mom to make this for me. When i visited her home today, i got a couple of plate loads of punugulu with dal chutney and allam chutney...I ate a lot...Finally i am happy....

Rajesh Gopalkrishnan Nair Missing....

Rajesh G Nair is my friend and we worked together in First Leasing company of india andd later in Tata Consultancy Services (TCS). I have lost his contacts. I think he no longer works for TCS. Let me see if the web world is helping me to find him. He may be in Mumbai, Bangalore, UK or in US. He may be in insuarance sector or in IT.

Saturday, June 21, 2008

I loved her first


Look at the two of you dancing that way
Lost in the moment and each others face
So much in love your alone in this place
Like there's nobody else in the world
I was enough for her not long ago
I was her number one
She told me so
And she still means the world to me
Just so you know
So be careful when you hold my girl
Time changes everything
Life must go on
And I'm not gonna stand in your way

But I loved her first and I held her first
And a place in my heart will always be hers
From the first breath she breathed
When she first smiled at me
I knew the love of a father runs deep
And I prayed that she'd find you someday
But it still hard to give her away
I loved her first

How could that beautiful women with you
Be the same freckle face kid that I knew
The one that I read all those fairy tales to
And tucked into bed all those nights
And I knew the first time I saw you with her
It was only a matter of time

But I loved her first and I held her first
And a place in my heart will always be hers
From the first breath she breathed
When she first smiled at me
I knew the love of a father runs deep
And I prayed that she'd find you someday
But its still hard to give her away
I loved her first

From the first breath she breathed
When she first smiled at me
I knew the love of a father runs deep
Someday you might know what I'm going through
When a miracle smiles up at you
I loved her first

Every other weekend - My best song now...




Every other Friday
It's toys and clothes and backpacks
Is everybody in,
Okay, let's go see dad
Same time in the same spot
Corner of the same old parking lot
Half the hugs and kisses there are always sad
We tradecouple words and looks and kids again
Every Other weekend

Every other weekend
Very few exceptions,
I pick up the love we made in both my arms
It's movies on the sofa, grilled cheese and cut the crust off
"That's not the way mom makes it, daddy," breaks my heart
I miss everything I use to have with her again,
Every other weekend

I cant tell her I love her

I can't tell him I love him

'Cause there's too many questions and years in the car

So I don't tell him I miss him

I don't tell her I need her

She's(He's) over me, that's where we are

So we're as close as we may ever be again
Every other weekend

Every other Saturday
Reba Mcentire - Every Other Weekend
lyrics from
First thing in the morning
I turn the TV on to make the quiet go away
I know why, but I don't know why
We ever let this happen
Fallin' for forever was a big mistake
There's so much not to do and all day not to do with him
Every other weekend

Every other Sunday
I empty out my backseat
While my children hug their mother
In the parking lot
We don't touch,
We don't talk much,
Maybe goodbye to each other
As she drives away with every piece of heart I got,
I reconvince myself we did the right thing,
Every other weekend

I can't tell her I love her

I can't tell him I love him

'Cause there's too many questions and years in the car

So I don't tell him I miss him

I don't tell her I need her

She's(He's) over me that's where we are
We're as close as we may ever be again
Every other weekend

Yeah, for fifteen minutes,
We're a family again

God, I wish that he was still with me again

Every other weekend

My Heart Burn

Last one month, i have been experiencing pain between my heart and stomach. They are not exactly heart burn but some kind of compression. I kept postponing doc's visit thinking it will go away. I got it especially after i eat some rich food like bagel or muffin or cream cheese. Then, one day, i visited Walgreens and the pharmasict asked me to take Pepcid( I am taking since 3 days (1-2 tablets a day,mostly 1). I dont see a change. May be i have to see a doc... :(

I forgot I have these at home!!!!!

There are things that we consider dear to us. We value them most. But, as time goes by we dont realise they are with us...Some such things in my life...

1. Running: It meant a lot to me and i kept running irrespective of all odds. Now i dont run anymore and i dont even realise that many days.

2. Treadmill: It just sleeps at home. When i heard from fellow americans that their treadmill is getting dusty in garage, i wondered. Not anymore...

3. HDTV and Movies: At one point, i used to record a lot of movies and see them tillmidnight or during my lunch time. Not anymore. No time...(is this an excuse)

Friday, June 13, 2008


Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Babbling Brooks - One of my favorite instrumental music

This is an album by Vishwamohan bhatt (on Hawaian Guitar), Tarun Bhatacharya (on santoor) and Ronu Majumchar (on Flute).

Babbling Brooks - Vishwa Mohan Bhatt, Ronu Majumdar & Tarun Bhattacharya /

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Tamil documentary film-Vijay,Suryam Jyothika Madhavan..

A documentary film based on abolition of child labour and empowering education

Sunday, May 18, 2008

My Weight Increased by 7 pounds...

I managed to maintain my weight at 148-150 pounds for almost 4-5 months. Then, i had to stop running due to foot injury. Last 2 months, i have not been running at all. No other form of physical exercise too..My eating habits are bad now, not that i eat high calorie food. I have been overeating regular food. I guess 30% over my regular diet. Breakfast has been Bagel and Creamcheese as usual. I guess Lunch and Dinner are the culprits. Dinners were normally 1 pita or 1 paratha or 2 chapati. I am eating rice (should i say overeating) for dinner. My weight now is 157. This has to be stopped. So, what can i do? For starter, i plan to eat only one packet of oatmeal for dinner, i am not sure if i can eat the oats with water, i may mix with milk to boil it. I will post after a week about my progress.

Monday, May 05, 2008

GV Prakash An Insult to AR Rahman Gene

When i first heard about GV Prakash and him being relative of ARR made me watch him close. I listened to Vellithirai movie songs with interest...I liked "Kanji Paanai Mela". Then one fine day as i tuned into Y100 FM (Country Music Channel in San antonio), i heard "Somebody Like You" by "Keith Urban" in album "tour dates". Everything, Every note is just the same..I am sure he would have told the lyrics writer to listen to this engligh song and write a lyrics for that...I am not even sure if his music troop actualaly played it or he stole the sound track as well and put on Vellithirai....Sorry, Prakash Raj...You are a Original Guy and not sure if you knew this copy. Now, i really thiink, if any of his other songs are original or shifted from others. Let me listen to Y100 more...

Thursday, May 01, 2008

I have stopped Running...

I am injured on my foot after my 10 mile run n Jan 28, 2008. I developed a nerve knot on my left foot (Imagine, what happens to feet after banging it to ground 8000 times...Yes, we hit our foot to ground 800 times per mile). I didnt care for it a lot in the beginning and continued to run 50 miles in Feb and 50 Miles in March. Then in April, as the pain started to become a real PAIN, i went a met a doc. He advised me to stop running immediately as i am hurting the feet even more. He asked me to come in 4 weeks and if its still bad, he has to use knife to cut it off and leave me in crutch till it heals....Oops....Now comes the realisation....I have stopped running since 3 weeks and my pain is completely subsided and the nerve knot is slowly curing. I am putting on a Callaus Holes to give it come comfort....Even after it cures completely i may run 3-4 miles per week...not more than 1 mile at a time...SO whats happened ot me now...I am still eating the same and with no excercise, i have put on 6 pounds....I tried to stop eating bagel for 3 days and reduced 3 pounds....Lets see what future has in stire..I am thinking of doing weights and crunch,...but have not implemented it yet...Imagine, if thinking of doing excercise can reduce weight and put muscles....

Wednesday, April 23, 2008


See, how people write leave Applications. It's murder of the English language. But Too Funny. Just Read It.

The Leave Applications;)

· Infosys , Bangalore : An employee applied for leave as follows:

"Since I have to go to my village to sell my land along with my wife , please sanction me one-week leave."
This is from Oracle Bangalore: >From an employee who was performing the "mundan" ceremony of his 10 year old son:

"as I want to shave my son's head , please leave me for two days.."
Another gem from CDAC. Leave-letter from an employee who was performing his daughter's wedding:
"as I am marrying my daughter , please grant a week's leave.."
· From H.A.L. Administration Dept:
"As my mother-in-law has expired and I am only one responsible for it , please grant me 10 days leave."

· Another employee applied for half day leave as follows:
"Since I've to go to the cremation ground at 10 o-clock and I may not return , please grant me half day casual leave"
· An incident of a leave letter:
"I am suffering from fever , please declare one-day holiday."
· A leave letter to the headmaster:
"As I am studying in this school I am suffering from headache. I request you to leave me today"
Another leave letter written to the headmaster:
"As my headache is paining , please grant me leave for the day."

Covering note:
"I am enclosed herewith..."
Another one:
"Dear Sir: with reference to the above , please refer to my below..."
Actual letter written for application of leave:
"My wife is suffering from sickness and as I am her only husband at home I may be granted leave".
Letter writing:-
"I am well here and hope you are also in the same well."
A candidate's job application:
"This has reference to your advertisement calling for a ' Typist and an Accountant - Male or Female'... As I am both(!! )for the past several years and I can handle both with good experience , I am applying for the post.

Monday, April 14, 2008

Tomato Story

A Jobless man applied for the position of 'office boy' at Microsoft. The HR manager interviewed him then watched him cleaning the floor as a test.

'You are employed' he said.. Give me your e-mail address and I'll send you the application to fill in, as well as date when you may start.

The man replied 'But I don't have a computer, neither an email'.

'I'm sorry', said the HR manager. If you don't have an email, that means you do not exist. And who doesn't exist, cannot have the job.'

The man left with no hope at all. He didn't know what to do, with only $10 in his pocket. He then decided to go to the supermarket and buy a 10Kg tomato crate..

He then sold the tomatoes in a door to door round.. In less than two hours,

he succeeded to double his capital. He repeated the operation three times,

and returned home with $60.

The man realized that he can survive by this way, and started to go everyday earlier, and return late. Thus, his money doubled or tripled everyday.

Shortly, he bought a cart, then a truck, and then he had his own fleet of delivery vehicles.

5 years later, the man is one of the biggest food retailers in the US ...

He started to plan his family's future, and decided to have a life insurance.

He called an insurance broker, and chose a protection plan.

When the conversation was concluded the broker asked him his email.

The man replied,'I don't have an email.'

The broker answered curiously, 'You don't have an email, and yet have succeeded to build an empire. Can you imagine what you could have been if you had an e mail?!!' The man thought for a while and replied, 'Yes, I'd be an office boy at Microsoft!'

Moral of the story

Moral 1

Internet is not the solution to your life.

Moral 2

If you don't have Internet, and work hard, you can be a millionaire.

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Movies i need to suggested by KR

An officer and gentleman
Men of Honour
Scent of a Woman
Any given Sunday
shall we dance
bone collector
Crimson tide
Enemy of the state
Primal Fear
Notting Hill
jerry Mcguire
The Departed
Bridget Jones
A good year
Horton Hears a Who!

Devil's Advocate-bum says its good This movie completely shook me up. Must watch
Aaa Naluguru (Telugu)
Nice and simple, but profound movie. Watch it with subtitles for people who don't know Telugu




When a man steals your wife, there is no better revenge than to let him keep her.

Sacha Guitry
After marriage, husband and wife become two sides of a coin; they just can't face each other, but still they stay together.

By all means marry. If you get a good wife, you'll be happy. If you get a bad one, you'll become a philosopher.

Woman inspires us to great things, and prevents us from achieving them.

The great question... which I have not been able to answer... is, "What does a woman want?

Sigmund Freud
I had some words with my wife, and she had some paragraphs with me.

"Some people ask the secret of our long marriage. We take time to go to a restaurant two times a week. A little candlelight, dinner, soft music and dancing. She goes Tuesdays, I go Fridays."

Sam Kinison
"There's a way of transferring funds that is even faster than electronic banking. It's called marriage."

James Holt McGavran
"I've had bad luck with both my wives. The first one left me, and the second one didn't."

Patrick Murray
Two secrets to keep your marriage brimming
1. Whenever you're wrong, admit it,
2. Whenever you're right, shut up.

The most effective way to remember your wife's birthday is to forget it once...

You know what I did before I married? Anything I wanted to.

Henny Youngman
My wife and I were happy for twenty years. Then we met.

Rodney Dangerfield
A good wife always forgives her husband when she's wrong.

A man inserted an 'ad' in the classifieds: "Wife wanted". Next day he received a hundred letters. They all said the same thing: "You can have mine."

First Guy (proudly): "My wife's an angel!"
Second Guy: "You're lucky, mine's still alive."

Thursday, April 03, 2008

Raghuvaran is dead

AM so sad to know that Raghuvaran is dead. I find this video, so nice...

Saturday, March 29, 2008

The Consultant

Once upon a time there was a shepherd looking after his sheep on the
side of a deserted road. Suddenly a brand new Porsche screeches to a
The driver, a man dressed in an Armani suit, Cerutti shoes,
Ray-Ban sunglasses, TAG-Heuer wrist-watch, and a Pierre Cardin
tie gets out and asks the shepherd, "If I can tell you how many
sheep you have, will you give me one of them?"
The shepherd looks at the young man, and then looks at the large
flock of grazing sheep and replies, "Okay."
The young man parks the car, connects his laptop to the mobile-fax,
enters a NASA Website, scans the ground using his GPS, opens a
database and 60 Excel tables filled with algorithms and pivot
tables. He then prints out a 150-page report on his high-tech mini-
printer, turns to the shepherd and says, "You have exactly 1,586
The shepherd cheers, "That's correct, you can have your sheep."
The young man takes an animal and puts it in the back of his Porsche.
The shepherd looks at him and asks, "If I guess your profession, will
you return my animal to me?"
The young man answers. "Yes, why not"?
The shepherd says, "You are a Consultant."
"How did you know?" asks the young man.
"Very simple," answers the shepherd. "Firstly, you came here without
being wanted. Secondly, you charged me a fee to tell me something I
already knew. Thirdly, you don't understand anything about my
".....Now can I have my dog back?"

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Beauty of Maths!

Absolutely amazing!

Beauty of Maths!
1 x 8 + 1 = 9
12 x 8 + 2 = 98
123 x 8 + 3 = 987
1234 x 8 + 4 = 9876
12345 x 8 + 5 = 98765
123456 x 8 + 6 = 987654
1234567 x 8 + 7 = 9876543
12345678 x 8 + 8 = 98765432
123456789 x 8 + 9 = 987654321
1 x 9 + 2 = 11
12 x 9 + 3 = 111
123 x 9 + 4 = 1111
1234 x 9 + 5 = 11111
12345 x 9 + 6 = 111111
123456 x 9 + 7 = 1111111
1234567 x 9 + 8 = 11111111
12345678 x 9 + 9 = 111111111
123456789 x 9 +10= 1111111111
9 x 9 + 7 = 88
98 x 9 + 6 = 888
987 x 9 + 5 = 8888
9876 x 9 + 4 = 88888
98765 x 9 + 3 = 888888
987654 x 9 + 2 = 8888888
9876543 x 9 + 1 = 88888888
98765432 x 9 + 0 = 888888888

Brilliant, isn't it?
And look at this symmetry:

1 x 1 = 1
11 x 11 = 121
111 x 111 = 12321
1111 x 1111 = 1234321
11111 x 11111 = 123454321
111111 x 111111 = 12345654321
1111111 x 1111111 = 1234567654321
11111111 x 11111111 = 123456787654321
111111111 x 111111111=12345678987654321

Now, take a look at this...


>From a strictly mathematical viewpoint:

What Equals 100%?
What does it mean to give MORE than 100%?

Ever wonder about those people who say they are giving more than 100%?

We have all been in situations where someone wants you to

How about ACHIEVING 101%?

What equals 100% in life?

Here's a little mathematical formula that might help
answer these questions:



Is represented as:

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26.


H-A-R-D-W-O-R- K

8+1+18+4+23+15+18+11 = 98%



11+14+15+23+12+5+4+7+5 = 96%



1+20+20+9+20+21+4+5 = 100%

THEN, look how far the love of God will take you:


12+15+22+5+15+6+7+15+4 = 101%

Therefore, one can conclude with mathematical certainty that:

While Hard Work and Knowledge will get you close, and Attitude will
get you there, It's the Love of God that will put you over the top!

It's up to you if you share this with your friends & loved ones just
the way I did.

Have a nice day & God bless !

Saturday, March 22, 2008

Why wouldn't they give away printers with computers...

Look at these stats, we are getting ripped off man -

Diesel (regular) in Mumbai : Rs.36.08 per litre

Petrol (speed) in Mumbai : Rs.52 per litre

Coca Cola 330 ml can : Rs.20 = Rs.61 per litre

Dettol antiseptic 100 ml Rs.20 = Rs.200 per litre

Radiator coolant 500 ml Rs.160 = Rs.320 per litre

Pantene conditioner 400 ml Rs.165 = Rs.413 per litre

Medicinal mouthwash like Listerine 100 ml Rs.45 = Rs. 450 per litre

Red Bull 150 ml can : Rs.75 = Rs.500 per litre

Corex cough syrup 100 ml Rs.57 = Rs. 570 per litre

Evian water 500 ml Rs. 330 = Rs. 660 per litre

Rs. 600 for a litre of WATER???!!! And the buyers don't even know the source

(Evian spelled backwards is Naive.)

Kores whiteout 15 ml Rs. 15 = Rs. 1000 per litre

Old Spice after shave lotion 100 ml Rs. 175 = Rs. 1750 per litre

Pure almond oil 25 ml Rs. 68 = Rs. 2720 per litre

And this is the REAL KICKER...

HP deskjet colour ink cartridge 21 ml Rs.1900 = Rs. 90476 per litre!!!

Why wouldn't they give away printers with computers... .........


There was this young man, unaccomplished, but born to a rich father.
He is wandering in life, when one day the doctor tells him that his
father is going to die.........

He wishes to marry so that he can enjoy the company of a beautiful
woman and his father's wealth...... ..

He is looking around when he spots a most naturally beutiful woman.
He approaches her one day and aks her out for a cup of coffee. During
their interaction he pours his heart out, admits his failings, his
desire to marry her and tells her, even though I am not successful,
my father is going to die soon and leave me a 100mn

A week later his father calls him to introduce his soon to be step

Women are so much better at estate planning, aren't they ??

Life Lessons of my friend...

1. i have learnt one big thing..which side of the bread to butter and which side to toast!

2. U need to be streetsmart in life to survive..

3. If u have messed up ur life, u need to fix it. God will do his bit but u need to do majority of it.

4. All the trash u learnt in classrooms is of no use in real life...not all, 95% of it

5. Yes, brand value speaks volume and easy entry in professional life (next time we need to tell our professors to stop comparing to IIMs and other ones)

6. We all are bunch of hypocrates

7. The world is full of Sambars, Mallus and Golties...u can escape death but not these 3...

8. Money is relative thing...

9. Mind, super mind, over mind...minds. ..i don't have one!

10. Females species is the most beautiful that God has created...Wish i had few in MFM

11. Porn is actually good for you

12. Names are many...form is one

13. Life is a compromise, accept it

Saturday, March 15, 2008

edra vandiya...

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Letter to Bill Gates

Dear Mr. Bill Gates,This letter is from Banta Singh from Punjab. We have bought a computer for our home and we found problems, which I want to bring to your

1. After connecting to Internet we planned to open e-mail account andwhenever we fill the form in Hotmail in the password column, only****** appears, but in the rest of the fields whatever we typed appears, but we face this problem only in password field. We checkedwith hardware vendor Santa Singh and he said that there is no problemin keyboard. Because of this we open the e-mail account with password*****. I request you to check this as we ourselves do not know what the password is.

2. We are unable to enter anything after we click the 'shut down ' button.

3. There is a button 'start' but there is no "stop" button. We requestyou to check this.

4. We find there is 'Run' in the menu. One of my friend clicked 'run 'has ran upto Amritsar! So, we request you to change that to "sit", sothat we can click that by sitting.

5. One doubt is that any 're-scooter' available in system? As I find only 're-cycle', but I own a scooter at my home.

6. There is 'Find' button but it is not working properly. My wife lostthe door key and we tried a lot for tracing the key with this ' find', but unable to trace. Is it a bug??

7. Every night I am not sleeping as I have to protect my 'mouse' from CAT, So I suggest u to provide one DOG to kill that cat.

8. Please confirm when u are going to give me money for winning 'HEARTS' (playing cards in games) and when are u coming to my home tocollect ur money.

9. My child learnt 'Microsoft word' now he wants to learn 'Microsoftsentence', so when u will provide that?

Best regards,Banta Singh


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Sunday, March 09, 2008

Keys in Computer Key board not working

In case your keyboard or some keys stop working, Microsoft provides you with an alternative way to type in using the mouse. To work this tool, go to

> Start Menu -- Select Run -- Type OSK -- Press OK

Then u can see the Keyboard

Saturday, March 08, 2008

Songs on 3 Notes by Ilayaraja

Mouna Ragam Background Music in Piano

See the music piece on the actual movie...

Thursday, March 06, 2008

Old and nice tamil mp3

i find this site having good songs...Also they are sgared on mediafire that allows one to download fast and easy....


Blogswara is an internet music community created by and for amateur musicians. This community acts as a common platform for these amateur musicians to showcase their talent before the world by producing music and share it over the internet. They also have a website with the name BlogSwara ( It is also a free-music movement where visitors/listeners can download the mp3 files of the fresh and original songs. There are 63 people involved with BlogSwara to the date and the community is still growing.

Sujatha Dies....

Tribute to Sujatha:
S. Ramakrishnan:
Kasthurirangan (Kanaiyazhi):
Raa. Murugan: (Sujatha was
appreciative of Raa. Murugan's writings)
Raa. Ki. Rangarajan:

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Sand Art

This is probably the best form of art i have seen. She creates a magic using just sand, hand and lights.... Click on the heading to go to the artist site to see the sample videos of her art or just click the video below...Pure Joy,....Dont miss out her art for baby. Its on a DVD...

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Sagarika Maa

This is a beautiful song called "Maa.." by Sagarika...I am not sure where she is now, but i used to love this song during my Radico days (some of my friend knows what these days mean :)) So, tonight, as i was remembering / reliving my old days facilitated by going thru ORKUT...i thought of this song and searched for in youtube and viola, i found the song..though no video...

Nenjam Ellam - Aayitha Ezhuthu (tamil)

I stumbled upon this ... Such a nice music from ARR almost forgotten by me....Thanks to orkut friend for adding it in favorites...

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

ipod shuffle revolution $49

I am so thrilled by the new ipod shuffle price. At $49,this is a must for every ear. Thanks Steve and team.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

99 miles running in 51 days...

i have completed running 99 miles this year. The target for this year is 1000 miles...To achive this goal,i have to run an average of 3.3 miles for the rest of this year (considering non runnin days of 30 days for my india trip, sickness etc)

The Bridges of Madison County

The following are two beauiful statements from the movie...

"I dont think obsessions have reasons, that is why they are obsessions."

"The Old dreams were good dreams. They did not workout, But i am glad i had them."

Initially i felt Francesca's motive is driven by physical lust, then when i watched some selective scenes from the initial part of the movie, i felt its not just about physical lust. She is just swept away by clint eastwood's personality.

Monday, February 18, 2008

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Sunday, February 17, 2008

Create a Channel in Youtube

I would like to create a channel in youtube and link that to this blog, so that the blog readers can enjoy some good videos. Most of the videos would be music videos, mostly tamil. If someone can send me a tutorial, that would be great

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Amanath Ali

Accidentally i found this in youtube and i am truly impressed. Also impressed to see Jagjit singh and pandit jasraj

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Gulam Ali Ghazals in Veena by E Gayathri

After a long time, i was able to locate this lovely rendering of Gulam Ali Ghazals in Veena. The Album is titled "Music For Relaxation"

I am looking for Dilip Roy's Namaskaar as mp3 download. This is a instrumental music and has amazing tunes. If anyone can help me with it, i would be grateful. This music is one of the popular music during sai baba darshan in parthy.

You can click on the title to get to the web page that has all the music.

dilip roy namaskar

This is one of the instrumental music that is played during darshan in parthy

namaskar dilip roy
namaskar dilip roy...
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Friday, February 08, 2008

Precor Commercial Treadmill for Home

Kavitha and I liked the Precor C954 treadmill at our Spectrum healthclub. Though there were many treadmills available with better features like inbuilt fan and more programs, the Precor C954 treadmill was amazing. The Ground effects technology that Precor uses is so good that one would not feel any pressure on the joints. Its also easier to run faster on this treadmill than any other treadmill. So when we decided to buy a treadmill for our home, this was the first choice. When i enquired with Precor, i realised thhat this treadmill costs $7500. That was surely not the investment i was willing to make. Then, i slowly realised that the number of this treadmill at Spectrum kept decreasing and that had me worried. What if they remove everything from there? WHere will i run? SO i went and asked the manager if they would be selling me one of the treadmill that they have been removing from this place and they said YES. So, finally, i brought home this baby for $700. Kavitha and I ran our first 2 miles today on this machine. Kavitha ran in the evening and i ran at midnight. I am tensed and awaiting news from the resident at the 2nd floor, if i disturbed them.

Thursday, February 07, 2008

En Enakku Mayakkam - Naan Avan Illai

This is one of the best tamil song, that kept me humming for a long time..

Best sleeping experience

We have been putting Rishi to sleep by putting him on to a graco swing. Even when he does not want to sleep, the constant swing action (sometimes for over 30 minutes), makes his brain go dizzy and then he eventually sleeps...All through this time, we have to sing some song in addition to the swing's automated animal sound (he likes the forest sound). Three Days back, Kavitha decided to read books to him by putting him on to the bed and then swith off the lights after 20 minutes of reading. After the lights are off, he lies on the bed and tosses and turns and goes to sleep after 30 minutes or so. He has not made any Drama till now, hope he continues to go to sleep like this.

Coming to my sleep, i lie down with him and am are of my going into the sleep state. Till date, i go to bed when i really feel sleepy and then fall asleep without knowing. But with him around me, i have to be little conscious and in that process i am realising myself going to sleep and this is a wonderful experience. I can slowly feel my feet getting warm and my body getting real cosy. The feeling at this time is so great that i have started to love it. Its real joy to be conscious of going into the unconcious state (to the sleep mode).

Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Wordpress Vs Blogger

The comparison of the 2 blog tools....

Saturday, February 02, 2008

AOL Videos

Once a month,i go to AOL videos to check out the top 11 videos. I was pleased to note that they also have the top 11 for the year 2007. Check it out by clicking the post heading. In the playlist select the top 11 for 2007. Njoi. Dont forget to open up lyrics for each song before you play the song. This will maximise the joy of listening to English Music.

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Ram Kare From Milan

Vijay Venkat was my collegue during my Citicorp and GE days. He sang this song once and i was so attached to this song. I am not sure where he is now, but i can never stop loving this song. Vijay, where ever you are, i thank you.

This video starts with conversation, just to give you a perspective of the situation of the song.

Sore Throat Remedy

Close your eyes and buy this product. Your sore throat will vanish in 5 min. Basically it numbs your throat and you can no longer feel the pain. I used to suffer from sore throat just after getting up in the morning and it used to hurt so bad, i can not swallow anything. This medicine was a miracle. The Pharmacist from CVS phamacy recommended this to me and i am greatly indebted to him.

I have been wanting to write this in my blog since long time.

Click on the heading to view the product in CVS pharmacy web site.

Soma is my friend

Click the heading to view the projects supported by Google. My friend Soma (L Somasundaram) is heading the project "Institute for Finance Management & Research (IFMR): $1,015,000 multi-year grant to create district level development indices in India and to support mapping of information including research, government, non-government, and NGO database information"

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

10 Miles - My new Running Record

On 9/17/07, i ran my longest run which was 7.58 miles and i decided that my next longest run would be 9 miles. I was not sure when that would happen until today.

Today i successfully completed running 10 miles. My Next record will be 12 miles. Hopefully within next 6 months. I have to learn some good stretch exercises before that.

Monday, January 28, 2008


I met with one of my relative who has obtained admission in US for her MBA course. That has inspired me so much that i am planning to take GMAT. Confusing priorities:

1. Running
2. Weights and body shaping
3. Watch Movies (through Netflix and Cable recorded movies)

Who says i cant do them all. Watch this space for my GMAT score...soon...

Sai Bhajans

This site is a real prasad from Swami for all his devotees. You can really unearth gold from this mine. This contains almost everything that is ever sung in parthy. Just choose the date and download all the songs from this site. This has bhajans, devotional songs, discourse and everything that you have been dreaming to here.

Simply click on the subject line "Sai Bhajans" to go to the website.

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Ajneesh Rai...

None can forget him, if you have heard his voice. We were in college togetherand was fortunate to listen to his coulful rendition. I found his profile in a website.

Click on the title to view the complete profile...

You can listen to his songs from

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

You are Always on My Mind

I love Willie Nelson

To Buy or Not to Buy Home Treadmill

We are confused whether to buy a treadmill for home...Cost $1200. Its a used commercial grade Precor. Hell, we should buy, is what i think. Please provide clarity. We want to run 5 days a week atleast. I want to run 1000 miles this year. Reason to buy this specific treadmill: This is the treadmill model we are most comfortable with and have been running on this in Spectrum Health Club.

Music Divine - Created by Neha - Thodi Badmash

I Love Neha's voice. Click on the post heading to visit her blog where she has many such beautiful rendition.

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Frozen Yogurt

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Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Big Apple Bagel

Aruna Jeyaraman, one of my collegue and friend, introduced me to this heavenly place. I love their bagel, coffee and muffin. Try their Jalepeno bagel with jalepeno cream cheese, if you preder a non sweet bagel. Else try Cinnamon laced apple pie bagel with apple cinnamon cream cheese OR Strawberry white bagel with strawberry creamcheese. Their Breakfast blend coffee is divine. Their "Deep Dish Apple Pie" muffin is delicious. Its available as mini muffin as well as the standard size muffin. There is one on Fredericksburg road in san antonio, Tx.


Two of my collegues recommended this place and asked me to try ButterBurger, crinkle cut fries and frozen custurd. Give it a try. You can surely find one close to you.