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

GMAT

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)
4. GMAT/MBA

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.

http://www.radiosai.org/program/Index.php

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
http://www.saibhajans.net/DisplaySongs.asp?CatID=1

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.

Culvers






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.

Monday, January 21, 2008

Moon and Man

Chandra ma manaso jathaha...

Mind and Man is related, thus said vedas. I did a research to check the stock market return with moon's waxing and waning. I found that the average return turned better as the full moon approached.

I was very surprised when one of my colleague who worked in an ER in a hospital told me that on the New Moon Day, they would get crazy cases where people did crazy thing come to ER as patients. I guess their mind went crazy on that day and they did crazy thing that made them get admitted in Emergency Room...

Countdown to April

I have to run 200 miles before April comes...

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Last man on earth

If god decided to just keep one man on this planet it has to be Steve Jobs. I had this feeling after Steve speak to Macworld 2008 Keynote. He is so amazing. I am really interested to know what an apple employee has to say about him.

Watch this movie "Away from Her"

Away from Her

Steve Job mentions about this movie in his 2008 Jan Speech while introducing iTunes Movie Rentals. This has a great rating and the story seems very good.


http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0491747/plotsummary

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Avoid Las Palapas Buffet




One of my collegue gave a high opinion on this restaurant. I wanted to try it as i like mexican food. I viewed their menu online and found to my surprise that they have buffet. I got soexcited and built huge expectation and went there. The buffet looked like a arrangement of left over food. I was there at 7 PM and most people had al a carte instead of buffet. The Cheese quesadillas was a comedy. They put a little cheese on a smalltaco and kept it and it was dry and cold. Faalutas was nothing great. Just Dry. Bean and rice was just average. Tortillas was normal.Fajitas was also normal. Overall i will rate it bad and will not visit this place for buffet. I hope that the quesadillas will be better if we ordered it as ala carte.

5 days since i left bagel

Success.....

Its 5 days since i left bagel. I ate oatmeal on 4 days and taco on 1 day.

How to kill a Lion in banking style ?

HSBC Method :

Hire a lion. Give him full rest & make him lazy, Pay him more than his
expectation, Never say with him to do any work upto six months, after six
months tell him that now you have to fullfil ur yearly target within six
months otherwise u will be kickout from jungle. Lion dies due to fear, that
if he loose this lazy animals jungle where he will go.

ICICI method:

Hire a lion. Give him hell a lot of work and pay him lower salary than his
politically astute peers. Restructure his job, position, boss,
collegues,designation, department, salary, location every 6 months. Remove
all lions above 40 from the organisation by giving them VRS. If he kills 2
goats a day, give him target of killing 20 elephants a day, when there
are just 10 elephants in the jungle. Lion dies of exhaustion, overkill and
restructuring.

HDFC method:

Hire a lion and ask him to meow like a cat . Give him lots of ESOPs and
grass to eat. He will die eventually of hope and starvation.


Citibank method:

Hire the lion, make him take 14 tests and tell him that if he doesn't score
90% he will lose the job. Ask him to extract 60 kg meat out of a 40kg goat.
Lion dies of the strain.

ABN AMRO method:

Hire the lion. Give him high impossible targets and expect a premature
delivery of these targets. If the targets are delivered, clap for him in a
townhall and if not delivered humiliate him regularly. Lion either dies of
excitement or starts behaving like Tom Hanks in Terminal.

StanChart method 1:

Hire a lion, motivate him to outshine other lions in the jungle. Load him
with impractical targets and if he finds the prey, ensure jackals in the
jungle snatch the prey and the lion dies in oblivion......

StanChart method 2:
Recruits a lion, gives him the power of mouse. Lion dies of overexpectation
and no results.............




Kotak method :

Hire a lion, load him with targets to focus on value instead of volume.
Every quarter change the style and make his life miserable. If he survives
in the system reward him with a hefty bonus.

RBI Method:

Hire a lion and give him a 3000 page circular on how to kill a goat. Amend
the circular atleast three times a day. Send him on inspection to the
jungle, where he can threaten to cancel the hunting licence of any
fox,wolf, bear, jackal etc who have violated any provision of the 3000 page
circular. Lion dies of boredom.

Monday, January 14, 2008

I am afriad to commit this in writing on Blog...

I will not eat Bagel
I will not drink Soda
I will not eat 4th meal


I will Run 4 miles every week day
I will lift weights every week day
I will do abs by watching exercise TV

Transition from Bagel to Oatmeal



I was thinking that i will take a long time to get away from my addiction to bagel. Fortunately, i was addicted only to 2 flavour of bagel (Apple cinnamon and Strawberry). Last week i decided that only if i run i will eat bagel the next day. This week i have started eating oatmeal for my breakfast. I am planning to continue with Oatmeal for my Breakfast. I will post, if i succeed in this initiative.

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Need Motivation; Run with Nike Plus

Visit nikeplus.com and see the ad for nikeplus. The tagline for this ad is "Need Motivation; Run with Nike Plus"

Amazing Sand Art

video

Saturday, January 05, 2008

SPB Song

A song from Sigaram composed and sung by SPB


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Nilave Ennidam Nerungadhe

You might have heard this gemini ganesan song before originally sung by PBS, but did you know that this is the song that SPB sang in front of MSV to get a chance to sing in films. SPB is singing this in this video clip (somewhere in the middle of the clip)

http://www.vellitheraithemovie.com/flash/vellitherai-video_audio_launch5.html

Dont miss this SPB blog. http://spbindia.blogspot.com/2007_03_01_archive.html

Velli thirai

Eagerly awaiting for this prakashraj movie.

Meanwhile Enjoy "Kanji Paanayin Mela" Song from http://www.vellitheraithemovie.com/flash/vellitherai-audio.html

Very nice Dappankuthu song.

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Thursday, January 03, 2008

Quit Bagel







I have been thinking about joining a bagel deaddiction camp for quite sometime. With all odds, i am quite successful in ensuring that i get to eat my favorite bagel everyday. It has often crossed my mind that i should quit bagel, but then i question myself WHY? Though Bagel is loaded with carb and the cream cheese is loaded with fat, they are surely not more than 100% of the daily required intake. But considering that i get so much satisfaction out of that round bun with a hole, why not make that to motivate myself and reward myself.

Here goes the scheme. NO RUNNING; NO BAGEL. If my miss my running on any specific day, I should not eat bagel the following day. Nice Deal. So let me start with today. I didnt run today, so no bagel tomorrow. My breakfast could be a bean and cheese tortilla or oatmeal.

PIN NUMBER REVERSAL (VERY IMPORTANT TO KNOW)

I got this in one of the forward mails and not sure if this is true. I think it is applicable only in India, though not sure.

If you should ever be forced by a robber to withdraw money from an ATM machine, you can notify the police by entering your Pin in reverse. For example if your pin number is 1234 then you would put in 4321. The ATM recognizes that your pin number is backwards from the ATM card you placed in the machine. The machine will still give you the money you requested, but unknown to the robber, the police will be immediately dispatched to help you.
This information was recently broadcasted on TV and it states that it is seldom used because people don't know it exists. Please pass this along to everyone possible.

I stand corrected
This is a hoax.

http://urbanlegends .about.com/ library/bl_ reverse_pin. htm
http://www.snopes. com/business/ bank/pinalert. asp