Friday, June 27, 2008

Chennai Quake effect felt! Bloggers Dance Anonymously!

There was a quake at Chennai. Sort of effects at 5.57PM. After effects of Andaman quake. (no way connected to Dasavatharam)

PWD quarters, has cracks. To last 50 years, but down in 30 I think.

Bloggers Dance Anonymously!

Check out (ஜட்டிக்கதைகள் வண்ணத்துப்பூச்சி)


Below are the Interview Questions, which were asked in HR Round.....

No one will GET second chance to impress....

Very very Impressive Questions and Answers..... ...

Question 1: You are driving along in your car on a wild, stormy night, it's raining heavily, when suddenly you pass by a bus stop,

and you see three people waiting for a bus:

An old lady who looks as if she is about to die.

An old friend who once saved your life.

The perfect partner you have been dreaming about.

Which one would you choose to offer a ride to, knowing very well that there could only be one passenger in your car?

This is a moral/ethical dilemma that was once actually used as part of a job application.

* You could pick up the old lady, because she is going to die, and thus you should save her first;

* or you could take the old friend because he once saved your life, and this would be the perfect chance to ! pay him back.

* However, you may never be able to find your perfect mate again.

The candidate who was hired (out of 200 applicants) had no trouble coming up with his answer. Guess what was his answer?

He simply answered:

"I would give the car keys to my Old friend and let him take the lady to the hospital. I would stay behind and wait for the bus with

the partner of my dreams."

Sometimes, we gain more if we are able to give up our stubborn thought limitations. Never forget to "Think Outside of the Box."

Question 2: What will you do if I run away with your sister?"

The candidate who was selected answered " I will not get a better match for my sister than you sir"

Question 3: Interviewer (to a student girl candidate) - What is one morning you woke up & found that you were pregnant.

Girl - I will be very excited and take an off, to celebrate with my husband.

Normally an unmarried girl will be shocked to hear this, but she managed it well. Why I should think it in the wrong way, she

said later when asked

Question 4: Interviewer: He ordered a cup of coffee for the candidate. Coffee arrived kept before the candidate, then he asked

what is before you?

Candidate: Instantly replied "Tea"

He got selected.

You know how and why did he say "TEA" when he knows very well that coffee was kept before.

(Answer: The question was "What is before you (U - alphabet) Reply was "TEA" ( T - alphabet)

Alphabet "T" was before Alphabet "U"

Question 5: Where Lord Rama would have celebrated his "First Diwali"? People will start thinking of Ayodya, Mitila [Janaki's

place], Lanka etc...

But the logic is, Diwali was a celebrated as a mark of Lord Krishna Killing Narakasura. In Dusavataar, Krishnavathaar comes

after Raamavathaar. So, Lord Rama would not have celebrated the Diwali At all!

Question 6: How do you make a road wide?

The candidate answered, but a b (alphabet) before road to amek it broad (= wide). My relative has answered this in a Civil

Service Interview.

Question 7: The interviewer asked to the candidate "This is your last question of the interview. Please tell me the exact position

of the center of this table where u have kept your files."

Candidate confidently put one of his finger at some point at the table and told that this was the central point at the table.

Interviewer asked how did u get to know that this being the central point of this table, then he answers quickly "that sir u r not

likely to ask any more question, as it was the last question that u promised to ask....."

And hence, he was selected as because of his quick-wittedness. .........

This is What Interviewer expects from the Interviewee. ....

Thursday, June 26, 2008

The most visited section of my blog

Every day I see from the status counters and it is obvious that my blog visitors also search for my kids digital paintings.

The next thing is Koffee with Anu, where my blog lists in searches all the time. Readers have suckers to suck the content!

Please note that I have digital right management embedded in each of the pictures, and easy to track, every time you are online.

One gentleman from USA offered US$100/year for one digital painting of my daughter, for use on his NGO web page! that does charity work for collecting funds! The copyright remains with me.

Why do I still serve India ?

Why do I still serve India ?
An anonymous soldier

This poem has been composed by a fourth generation, 24-year old career officer in the Indian Armed Forces, spurred by the report of the Sixth Pay Commission and an insensitive article written by a 'respectable' denizen of the country in a national daily on the armed forces and the pertinence of the Sixth Pay Commission therein. This free-flowing verse has not been edited; it's to ensure that the originality of the angst is maintained. After all, when you are in pain, the language of expression is the last thing in your mind.

"How you play with us, did you ever see?
At Seven, I had decided what I wanted to be;
I would serve you to the end,
All these boundaries I would defend.
Now you make me look like a fool,
When at Seventeen and just out of school;
Went to the place where they made "men out of boys"
Lived a tough life …sacrificed a few joys…
In those days, I would see my 'civilian' friends,Living a life with the fashion trends;
Enjoying their so called "College Days"While I sweated and bled in the sun and haze…
But I never thought twice about what where or why
All I knew was when the time came,
I'd be ready to do or die.

At 21 and with my commission in hand,
Under the glory of the parade and the band,
I took the oath to protect you over land, air or sea,
And make the supreme sacrifice when the need came to be.
I stood there with a sense of recognition,
But on that day I never had the premonition,that when the time came to give me my due,
You'd just say," What is so great that you do?

"Long back you promised a well to do life;
And when I'm away, take care of my wife.
You came and saw the hardships I live through,
And I saw you make a note or two,
And I hoped you would realise the worth of me;
but now I know you'll never be able to see,
Because you only see the glorified life of mine,
Did you see the place where death looms all the time?
Did you meet the man standing guard in the snow?
The name of his newborn he does not know...
Did you meet the man whose father breathed his last?
While the sailor patrolled our seas so vast?

You still know I'll not be the one to raise my voice
I will stand tall and protect you in Punjab Himachal and Thois.
But that's just me you have in the sun and rain,
For now at Twenty Four, you make me think again;
About the decision I made,
Seven years back;
Should I have chosen another life, some other track?
Will I tell my son to follow my lead?
Will I tell my son, you'll get all that you need?
This is the country you will serve
This country will give you all that you deserve?

I heard you tell the world  "India is shining"
I told my men, that's a reason for us to be smiling
This is the India you and I will defend!
But tell me how long will you be able to pretend?
You go on promise all that you may,
But it's the souls of your own men you betray.

Did you read how some ofour eminent citizens
Write about me and ridicule my very existence?
I ask you to please come and see what I do,
Come and have a look at what I go through
Live my life just for a day
Maybe you'll have something else to say?
I will still risk my life without a sigh
To keep your flag flying highbut today I ask myself a question or two…
Oh India …. Why do I still serve you?

Koffee with Anu - why am I not writing?

I have been regularly writing on Koffee with Anu - and now, why am I not writing?
I stopped writing after Kuppai - Kuruvi - team was interviewed. No offense. But why to plus a buggy movie, which I am told is no rehash of anything.
Readers from USA are asking - about 30+ of them who gets an insight, before searching thiravirunthu on the recording.
Decent guests are not there. I wish Kamal had come in, when Dasavatharam was released, with proximity to Anu.
Earlier, one show made me sort of cry, was that of Anitha Kuppuswamy. The kongu girl (good one) who talks nice Tamil, being a Lucknowite. She dared to marry a dark & talented (even bragged on show of being black and white) singer Kuppusamy, who was handpicked by Bangaru Adigalar, of Melmaravathur. Humble roots were also shown.
Crazy Mohan team with new drama, too noisy - last weekend was utterly nonsense. Stupid quesitons. Funny MTech laughs.
(I am ready to write on the show if Star Vijay pays me, US $1000/- per episode)

My shortest screenplay internalised in Dasavatharam!

Did Sujatha, work on Dasavatharam?

The shortest screenplay I submitted for an award in US during Sundance time, has been internalised very well in the climax.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Donation and talk with my son!

This is the actual conversation took between me and my son recently....

"Dad, my school wants me to donate some money for the Bangalore relief scheme"
"Great. Actually it is a very good thing to do, son. It is good to do your part to help the people suffering in our part of the country"
"It's been made compulsory"
"I thought it was voluntary?"
"Yeah, but... the teacher is asking all the class students to donate compulsorily"
"Well….I dunno dad (imagine cartoon talk)"
"Its still fine, son. It's always good to do something to support people who are affected by natural disasters"
"How many rupees do we give Dad?"
"How much did Kailash give?"
"100 rupees"
"Then you give 150. If that Kailash can donate 100, we can do much more. After all, when it comes to the 'status', we are far ahead of them"
"No dad, I want to give double! (here comes the status issue!) mummy, Daddy is really a poor beggar like you say! ooh.. (crying)."
"OK OK 200 is final. Honey (yelling) don't give a single paisa more. Artha ayetha?"
"Dad! They are also organizing a camp. They want you to drive our Toyota Innova to take materials from Teachers house to Mysore and back to Bangalore"
"But you said money is collected for Bangalore....?"
"But Dad, teacher wants to collect money in Mysore also."
"We cannot do all that…"
"But a couple of guys from my class are giving cars…"
"Are you sure? When?"
"From Friday evening till Monday morning! along with driver and full petrol!"
"(gasp) honey call 1066..... (gasp)"

India's 1983 Prudential Cup win was no fluke

June 25th 1983 (it was dawning midnight in India) and the rousing laughter of a successful execution (sad times with Tirupur banian co. strikes and family reeling under pressure without work/business, thanks to the communists.).

Kapil's Devils had their share of luck, but there was strength in the side and options.

Dilip Vengsarkar and Ravi Shastri did not figure in the XI for the semifinal and final. This indicates the depth in the side. Sunil Valson was a drinks boy, never to be invited even for the programs and the 25 lakhs cheque. The mistake was corrected later when CNN IBN pointed out. Sunil Valson seems to have settled somewhere. The quota system still prevails with TV programs making the seniors (!) to sit along with major anchors, while others are in the audience.

Syed Kirmani walked in at No. 10. The wicket-keeper batsman had a Test hundred against his name.

A glimpse at the composition of the team makes for interesting reading. Sunil Gavaskar and Srikkanth as openers — a classic combination of the stayer and the dasher. The solidity of Mohinder Amarnath and Yashpal Sharma's spirit was followed by the heavy hitting ability of Sandeep Patil and Kapil Dev.

India's lower order, with Kirti Azad, Roger Binny, Madan Lal, Kirmani and No. 11 Balwinder Sandhu, who had two away Test half centuries in Pakistan and West Indies. There was no dearth of multi-dimensional-talented cricketers in the side.

India had the attack for the English conditions. Kapil could move the ball away or bring it in at will. Sandhu and Binny were genuine swing bowlers. Madan Lal and Amarnath lacked speed, not accuracy; they pegged away. Azad bowled his mix of off-spin and off-cutters to the field. The discipline in the bowling and the fact that the bowlers comprehended their limitations meant there were no easy runs on offer; the pressure was maintained.

Srikkanth, Yashpal, Madan Lal and Binny were swift on the field. Kapil, a brilliant all-round fielder, had a strong arm, so did the others like Mohinder and Azad. Gavaskar, under pressure, pouched catches in the slips.

India has evolved in one-day cricket since. Sunil Valson, you do share the moment. We dont forget you!

Statistics (c) BCCI

Player Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave Overs Mdns Runs Wkts Ave Ct St
BS Sandhu 8 4 2 28 11* 14 83 10 297 8 37 2 0
DB Vengsarkar 2 2 1 37 32* 37 - - - - - 1 0
K Srikkanth 8 8 0 156 39 19.5 - - - - - 3 0
KBJ Azad 3 2 0 15 15 7.5 17 1 42 1 42 0 0
M Amarnath 8 8 0 237 80 29.62 49 2 178 8 22 0 0
N Kapil Dev © 8 8 3 303 175* 60.6 84 13 245 12 20 7 0
RJ Shastri 5 5 1 40 17 10 20.1 1 87 4 22 3 0
RMH Binny 8 6 0 73 27 12.16 88 9 336 18 19 2 0
S Madan Lal 8 6 3 102 27 34 83 8 285 17 17 1 0
SM Gavaskar 6 6 0 59 25 9.83 - - - - - 3 0
SM Patil 8 8 1 216 51* 30.85 9 0 61 0 - 2 0
SMH Kirmani (k) 8 6 1 61 24* 12.2 - - - - - 12 2
Sunil Valson 0 0 0 0 0 0 - - - - - 0 0
Yashpal Sharma 8 8 1 240 89 34.28 - - - - - 2 0

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Free Yahoo Astrology groups

I am still not clear on what any Yahoo Astrology groups is going to achieve!

But the topic I would like to discover are...

(1) Everyday life events - precaution against accidents
(2) Best study periods for students
(3) Money - wise way to earn and spend
(4) Job - how and when one gets the best output. My guru's have always advised me to take the first option that comes across, as the nature has answered your wish, rather than waiting for the right one. I will post more stories, that I have heard about. The best job is never round the corner. (Feel free to talk about your Guru in any group, that is important)
(5) Health - don't we all need a word of advise, to not succumb to our genealogy? (that is passed down in the bean tree of Mendel?)

Note - I am ardent lover of KP System, for it to help timing the events better, in which I am learning since 1989.
I have a group to discuss on it. You have to understand a bit about houses, and the stellar theory.

I also like the Astakavarga system, and a friend of mine Sundaram, runs a group, basically researching the timings based on Astakavarga. He has devised rules called "Sundaram Rules", which gives me more than 80% results, and helps to compare against the KPSystem events. You can check that group

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Some Tamil words in English

In the previous post I had written pai aranjifyd = ghost beaten. Atleast some beleive it is true and the pale face shows it.
அம்மா அப்பா தaத்தa எல்லோர்uம் எப்படி வாழ்ந்து வாழுறாங்க? Appa amma thatha ellam eppadi vazhndu vazhraanga? Means how are dad, mom, granpa and all living and alive? meant to talk about weighty issues.
Now sowkiyama = how are you? 3 in 1 word.
Poda Dai! - Get Lost!
Sottai = Bald
Thimir = high headed, egotistic
kudi = drinks and also about the people (famous saying kudi kudiaye kedukkum means drinks will spoil people).
thalaiva - leader
Sex - udal uravu, paerinbam (hmm...), punarchi
Body parts
kai - hands
kaal - legs
eduppu - hip
thoppul - navel (all these Thamizh directors know about this)
maarbu - breasts (10% of Thamizh movie cinematographers agnles are set here on heroines or vamps) Jokingly kids & college students (payangal) refers as 'maal' (hindi word), sarakku. But there are some ancient Thamizh words like Thengu and Kongu to describe those.
birushtam = buttocks (colloquially pochchu, and my daughter says it cute pochchi)
There are some other parts words - which will be posted on demand, as it might make my site Adults only. I get mails from 10th std students as well. So making sure the sanctity.
Why this post? To respect Thamizh. Edukku intha katturai? Thamizhukku vanakkam.
Also trying to be famous. Mae'lum perumai serkka muyarchi.