Thursday, August 21, 2008

Lord Krishna - Janmastami (Sat Aug 23rd, 2008)

Among the trinity of Hindu Gods-Lord Krishna is the only one who incarnates as a human being because of which he is very much like us. Krishna is within us and among us. For people who believe in Him; he is Jesus, Buddha, Nanak, Mahavira, and Allah-One God with different names.

He resides in our heart and helps us see the good and bad side of a thing. The only way to see our true self is to reflect on what Lord Krishna has said in Bhagawad Gita.

"Yada Yada Hi Dharmasya Glanir Bhavati Bharatha
Abhyuthanam Adharmasya Tadathmanam Srijamyaham.

Parithranaya Sadhunam Vinashayacha Dushkritham
Dharma Samsthapanarthaya Sambhavami Yuge Yuge."

"Whenever there is a fall in Dharma and a rise in Adharma, I come." It is all in the mind. When there is a dance of destruction and the principles of sustenance become weak in me, I who am always present and watching will take charge and set things in balance for you.

"To protect the good and to destroy evil and establish Dharma, I manifest."

Cricket: India wins against SL in 2nd ODI

In a low scoring match, India wins against SL in 2nd ODI.

Good debut by S Badrinath and super bowling by Zaheer Khan. Now the series is tied at 1-1, in a 5 match series.

Munaf Patel was fined 75% of his match fee, and reported immediately on an argument with the umpires, for an LBW which was very clear, and given not out.

IPhone launched in India

Here is an interesting article on how Indians will be ripped off by IPhone.

Personally I feel IPhone will become a fashion statement for Indians.

Hopefully the 3G service would help to get more out of it.

India and Insurance

You have to understand that medical insurance is not an expense; it is an investment for a healthy life and security. The more you understand your policy, the better you can make it work for you. In the end, health is a privilege that every individual must enjoy and health insurance can make that possible

India has for long been known for subsidized, affordable medical care, with the availability of Universal Health Care, at least in theory. However, with new research, the pharma boom and exploding populations, the need for quality health care outweighs affordability.

That is where medical and health insurance comes in. But opposed to insurance policies for life, wealth and possessions, medical insurance needs to be individual specific where the individual needs to be well aware of numerous influencing factors which will ultimately form cohesive medical cover. Heredity, lifestyle and medical history are the primary criteria on which most major medical and health insurance providers will base their insurance quote.

If you already have comprehensive health and medical cover, you need to assess if your policy does in-fact deliver on all that is promised and if you are capitalizing on the perks of being insured as a substantial tax-saver. If you are out in the market looking to purchase insurance, your options are endless. India has a plethora of reliable insurance companies with histories of faultless service. Though medical cover is normally expensive, most health insurance companies in India will provide the option of low cost cover for a list of medical procedures that are normally deemed 'expectable'.

In addition, most medium to large companies provide medical cover to their employees and their family. This is called Company Insurance. Another type of affordable insurance include short term health insurance that is normally opted for with travel insurance or when the individual is transitioning between 2 major health policies. Short Term Insurance Policies can range from 30 days to 365 days thus proving ideal for students, tourists, etc.

So before selecting your insurance policy, read around as much as you can. The perfect combination of services will be simple enough to find once you research all that is on offer. Most Indian health insurance companies have the option of studying and buying their insurance policies online. This enables a detailed study, analysis of all the fine print, the pros and cons of each policy and finally, will also give a good idea of how much you should expect to pay in insurance payments.
You pay the premium only if you have money and or earning capacity. If some stupid comes to you and says, you better take a certain amount fo insurance or else, you have the right to beat up that person, telling the reason for threatening under IPC and lawfully, and politely say that, I can pay only if I have money. Thanks. Make sure it does not exceed 2 to 3% of your earnings, and dutifully get the tax rebate for that. If you pay Rs 100/- as yearly premium, you would get a net deduction of 100/- in income terms, working out to 40% rebate of taxes, in higher brackets.
I know many people got sick and died early, just bocz of the pressure to pay the insurance premiums.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

என்ன கொடுமை இது?

இன்று எனது மாமா திரு கிருஷ்ணராஜ்அவர்கள் கோவையில் காலமானார். 59 வயது. ஒரு மகள். அத்தையும் மாமாவும் ஒரு வருடமாக மாப்பிள்ளையோடு இருகிறார்கள். பேரன் பேத்தி கிடையாது. கூட பிறந்தது மூத்தவர் என் அம்மா மட்டும்.

மனசு கஷ்டமாக இருக்கிறது. என் வீட்டுக்காரி பார்க்கதேவை இல்லை என்று சொல்லி விட்டார். ஆனால் அவர்கள் பெரியப்பா இறந்தபொது மட்டும் என்னை தொந்தரவு செய்து (இதற்கும் அவர்கள் சண்டை போட்டுபோக்குவரத்து இல்லாமல் இருந்தவர்கள்) விமானத்தில் அழைத்து சென்றேன். உறவுகள் ஒரு பாலம். இது தேவையா? என்ன கொடுமை இது?

என்னை போல பி கல்லூரியில் படித்தவர். டி.எம். . பி.டே... பால்கோ கோர்பாவில் வேலை செய்துவிட்டு, கோவை/திருப்பூர் வந்து சாயப்பட்டறை வைத்தவர். பிறகு லாஸ் ஆனவுடன் வேலைக்கு சென்றார். இருபத்து வருட கஷ்டம். சென்ற வருடம் என் தந்தை சாவிற்கு வந்த பொது தன் கடைசி தடவை பார்த்தேன். போய்விட்டு வருகிறேன் என்று கூப்பிட்டு சொல்லி சென்றார். அதுவே கடைசி. அப்போதே மனம் உறுத்தியது, ஏழெட்டு வருடம் கழித்து பார்கிறேன், என்ன இது என்று.

அத்தையை கசின் பார்த்து கொள்வாள். சித்தூர் கேரளாவில் அவருக்கு சொந்தம் உள்ளது.

இதை யாரிடம் சொல்வது, இந்த நிலைமையில் என்ன செய்வது?

India wins the 2nd medal in Olympics - Bronze in Wrestling

I was tweeting like this...

Sushil Kumar won back to back 2 rounds of prelims in Kusthi (Wrestling). 2 more and a medal chance. hoping for no media hype.

Sushil Kumar wins bronze medal for India. 66 kg freestyle wrestling. Hope the media stops hype and Sports Minister M S Gill remembers name! (He didnt know who Pullela Gopichand of England win fame in Badminton - what a Sports Minister?)

Stupid channel CNN IBN flashed news Sushil Kumar was knocked out, when Sushil Kumar lost in Semi's to Ukraine. There was one more match!

India wins 2 medals at Olympics after 56 years, since Helsinki, when K D Jadhav of Maharastra won, who died a pauper. Sports Ministry wakeup!

Congrats Sushil Kumar! Well Done!

Top Sexy Women in Olympics

Here is the link. Very important!

Top Women being Sexy in Olympics!

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

நாயகன் - பாலகுமாரனின் வசனம்

பாலகுமாரனின் வசனம் = நாயகன் = அருமையான அழகான வசனம்

நாலு பேருக்கு நல்லது செய்யலாம்னா எதுவும் தப்பில்லை

அவன நிறுத்தச்சொல்லு நான் நிறுத்துறேன்

நீங்க நல்லவரா கெட்டவரா?

என்னைய சீக்கிரம் விட்டுறுங்க படிக்கணும்

Konidela Siva Shankara Varaprasad = Chiranjeevi starts a party

Happy birthday Chiranjeevigaru (Aug 22nd, 1955).

Best wishes for your politics.

Hot news for East Godavari Dt. Konidela Siva Shankara Varaprasad = Chiranjeevi starts a party. Name to be announced on Aug 26th.

You cine guys are starting political parties and wanting to rule the land.

So what will we techies do?

Olympic performance of Michael Phelps

Olympic performance of Michael Phelps

And there's no question in our minds that he deserves every one of
the accolades and then some. Some may say he used drugs that were not detected.


Because he's an outstanding example of someone who has followed
the Universal Laws that always bring success. And you can find
the clear evidence of that in some of the media coverage of

In an article about Phelps and his coach, Bob Bowman, NBC Sports
reported, "Bowman, who is something of a student of success
literature, said a recurring theme of his coaching and
direction is that successful people...make a habit of doing
things other people aren't willing to do. And that's our game

That's almost word for word what Brian Tracy (and others)
teaches on the subject: "The difference between successful
people and failures is that successful people make a habit of
doing the things that failures do not like to do."

And that's just one pretty obvious reason for Michael's success,
but there are others...

Like the Universal Law of Cause and Effect. Again Brian Tracy
has a great teaching on this subject that he calls "the
greatest principle in the history of mankind."

"The Law of Cause and Effect says that everything happens for a
reason. For every effect in your life, there is a cause, or
series of specific, measurable, definable, identifiable causes.

This law says that if there is anything you want in life, an
effect that you desire, you can find someone else that has
achieved the same result or effect, and that by doing the same
things that they have done over and over you can eventually
enjoy the same results and rewards.

"Success, however you define it, is not an accident. It is not a
result of good luck versus bad luck. Even if you have not taken
the time to clearly identify how you got from where you were to
where you are today, there have been a series of specific steps
that you have taken that have brought you to where you are at
this minute. And the fact is, they could have brought you to no
other place. You are where you are, and what you are because of
yourself. It has been your choices and your decisions over the
months and years that have inevitably determined the condition
of your life at this moment.

"The most wonderful part of this is that at any time you can
start making different choices and different decisions, taking
different steps and you will inevitably arrive at a different
place than where you are today.

"The greatest thinkers of all time, going back to the earliest
recorded writings of the earliest religions, the earliest
philosophers and metaphysical schools have all emphasized the
power of the human mind to shape individual destinies.

"The key to your enjoying more of what people call luck is for
you to engage in more of the actions that are more likely to
bring about the consequences that you desire. At the same time,
you must conscientiously decide to avoid those actions that
will not bring about the consequences that you desire, or even
worse, will bring about consequences that you don't want.

"The laws of cause and effect, action and reaction, sowing and
reaping, are timeless truths, universal principles that have
existed since the beginning of man on this earth. All success,
happiness and high achievement comes from organizing your life
in conformance with these timeless principles. When you do, you
will achieve satisfaction and enjoyment at levels seldom
experienced by the average person and of course, people will
start to refer to you as lucky."

First Love

My love you are true...
I look for you!
All the days all along...
I travel around the block, travel the world.
And I'm not looking to my right or left
With the thoughts in my mind.
Waiting in the shopping mall
I feel the glass against my cheek
And I can't see you in the light
Is it too dark in my mind?
I break my heart around this
Who am I for you?
Doesn't mean I cannot have a family?
But I can think about you, my first love.
You are the love of my life!

Monday, August 18, 2008

மழை - திருமூலர்

திருமூலர் ::
இங்குநின் றான்அங்கு நின்றனன் எங்குளன்
பொங்கிநின் றான்புவ னாபதி புண்ணியன்
கங்குல்நின் றான்கதிர் மாமதி ஞாயிறு
எங்குநின் றான்மழை போல்இறை தானே.

(திருமந்திரம் :: ஒன்பதாம் தந்திரம்)


நெல்லுக்கிரைத்த நீர்வாய்க்கால் வழியோடி
புல்லுக்கும் ஆங்கே பொசியுமாம்- தொல்லுலகில்
நல்லார் ஒருவர் உளரேல் அவர்பொருட்டு
எல்லோர்க்கும் பெய்யும் மழை