Foreword

There is neither a structure nor a texture to this blog. The subject matter can be anything and everything under the sky that I feel about at any given point that I happen to sit and blog rambling about everything in general. My thoughts and views are basically influenced by what I read, hear, gather, and ponder... if there is any copyright violation which I have not duly acknowledged, kindly let me know.

Ref: Chichkoo is what I lovingly call my daughter, kiddo my brother, amma and taatee my late maternal grandparents, and OA is the other adult in the family.

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Nov 29, 2006

Do You Know?????

This is yet another forward. If you have not come across it earlier, just try to answer them, even though we hear these day in and day out, I did not know most of them.. how about you??

1. What programming language is GOOGLE developed in?

2. What is the expansion of YAHOO?

3. What is the expansion of ADIDAS?

4. Expansion of Star as in Star TV Network?

5. What is expansion of "ICICI?"

6. What does "baker's dozen" signify?

7. The 1984-85 season. 2nd ODI between India and Pakistan at Sialkot- India
210/3 with Vengsarkar 94*. Match abandoned. Why?

8. Who is the only man to have written the National Anthems for two

different countries?

9. From what four word ex-pression does the word `goodbye` derive?

10. How was Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu better known?

11. Name the only other country to have got independence on Aug 15th?

12. Why was James Bond Associated with the Number 007?

13. Who faced the first ball in the first ever ODI cricket match .

14.Which cricketer played for South Africa before it was banned from

international cricket and later represented Zimbabwe ?

15. The faces of which four Presidents are carved at Mt.Rushmore?

16. Which is the only country that is surrounded from all sides by only one

country (other than Vatican )?

17. Which is the only sport which is not allowed to play left handed?

Of course, we do get the answers referring google, but just try them.. and needless to say, i will post the answers some time later :-))

OKay guys... I understand you are very busy to check out google but would like to know the answers... here I go.

Answers
1. Google is written in Asynchronous java-script and XML, or its acronym
Ajax.

2. Yet Another Hierarchy of Officious Oracle

3. ADIDAS- All Day I Dream About Sports

4. Satellite Television Asian Region

5. Industrial Credit and Investments Corporation of India

6. A bakers dozen consists of 13 items - 1 more than the items in a normal
dozen

7. That match was abandoned after people heard the news of Indira Gandhi
being
killed.

8. Rabindranath Tagore who wrote national anthem for two different countries
one is our National anthem and another one is for Bangladesh-( Amar Sonar
Bangla)

9. Goodbye comes from the ex-pression: god be with you.

10. Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu is none other than Mother Teresa.

11. South Korea.

12. Because 007 is the ISD code for Russia (or the USSR, as it was known
during the cold war)

13. Geoffrey Boycott

14. John Traicos

15. George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt, and Abraham
Lincoln

16. Lesotho surrounded from all sides by South Africa.

17. Polo.

Nov 28, 2006

Word Wars... Classy Insults :)

This came in as a forward full of witty, whacky, and caustic remarks... had fun reading it, I dont think I can ever be so blunt putting across my views though..

I just couldnt resist posting it.. :-).


"He has all the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire."
-- Winston Churchill

"A modest little person, with much to be modest about." -- Winston Churchill

"I have never killed a man, but I have read many obituaries with great pleasure."
-- Clarence Darrow

"He has never been known to use a word that might send a reader to the dictionary."
-- William Faulkner (about Ernest Hemingway)

"Poor Faulkner. Does he really think big emotions come from big words?" -- Ernest Hemingway (about William Faulkner)

"Thank you for sending me a copy of your book; I'll waste no time reading it."
-- Moses Hadas

"He can compress the most words into the smallest idea of any man I know."-- Abraham Lincoln

"I've had a perfectly wonderful evening. But this wasn't it."-- Groucho Marx

"I didn't attend the funeral, but I sent a nice letter saying I approved of it." -- Mark Twain

"He has no enemies, but is intensely disliked by his friends." -- Oscar Wilde


"I am enclosing two tickets to the first night of my new play, bring a friend... if you have one."
-- George Bernard Shaw to Winston Churchill

"Cannot possibly attend first night, will attend second night...if there is one."-- Winston Churchill, in response

"I feel so miserable without you, it's almost like having you here."
-- Stephen Bishop

"He is a self-made man and worships his creator."-- John Bright

"I've just learned about his illness. Let's hope it's nothing trivial." -- Irvin S. Cobb

"He is not only dull himself, he is the cause of dullness in others."-- Samuel Johnson

"He is simply a shiver looking for a spine to run up." -- Paul Keating

"He had delusions of adequacy."
-- Walter Kerr

"There's nothing wrong with you that reincarnation won't cure."
-- Jack E. Leonard

"He has the attention span of a lightning bolt." -- Robert Redford

"They never open their mouths without subtracting from the sum of human knowledge."
-- Thomas Brackett Reed

"He inherited some good instincts from his Quaker forebears, but by diligent hard work, he overcame them."
-- James Reston (about Richard Nixon)

"In order to avoid being called a flirt, she always yielded easily." -- Charles, Count Talleyrand

"He loves nature in spite of what it did to him." -- Forrest Tucker

"Why do you sit there looking like an envelope without any address on it?"-- Mark Twain

"His mother should have thrown him away and kept the stork."
-- Mae West

"Some cause happiness wherever they go; others, whenever they go."
-- Oscar Wilde

"He uses statistics as a drunken man uses lamp-posts...
for support rather than illumination."
-- Andrew Lang (1844-1912)

"He has Van Gogh's ear for music."
-- Billy Wilder

"Sir, if you were my husband, I'd give you poison." (Member of Parliament to Winston Churchill)
"Madam, if I were your husband, I'd take it." (His response)

Nov 20, 2006

So True...

Quotable Quotes...
True treasures experienced and voiced years ago. They hold good even today and are worth cherishing and remembering every once in a while. Sometimes when I read them, I feel they are so apt to the situation I am in at that point. Kind of gives me reassurance that people have been there before and come out victorious, it is just a matter of time and that particular moment will surely pass, learn from that moment and never let that affect your future.

Adversity is like a strong wind. It tears away from us all but the things that cannot be torn, so that we see ourselves as we really are.
-Arthur Golden (Memoirs of a Geisha)

Stress is an ignorant state, it believes that everything is an emergency.
-Natalie Goldberg, Wild Mind.


When my mind feels blank and empty, I just pick up
Wisdom or Reader's Digest
my fav books and whichever edition it is or however old it is, it never fails to relieve me of my tension. So much of knowledge just packed in a few pages imparting wisdom and knowledge...

Assumptions are the termites of the relationships.
-Henry Winkler.

Half of the harm that is done in the world is due to people who want to feel important.
- T.S. Eliot


How true it is to say that books are our best friends, they never leave us nor bother us. They show us the right path without actually listening to us or being judgmental. Choosing the book to read is vital and once you pick what is right for you, you are stuck with it for life and it is always a give-give and take-take relation from then on..

Thank you sooooo much God for these small mercies and the greatest treasures.

It takes considerable knowledge just to realize the extent of our ignorance.
-Thomas Sowell, Creators Syndicate

Nov 17, 2006

Good One..

This one was forwarded by Aysha to me and needless to say it touched me deeply and here it goes...


You Are Wonderful


The following story captured my heart. It happened several years ago in the Paris opera house. A famous singer had been contracted to sing, and ticket sales were booming. In fact, the night of the concert found the house packed and every ticket sold.

The feeling of anticipation and excitement was in the air as the house manager took the stage and said, Ladies and gentlemen, thank you for your enthusiastic support. I am afraid that due to illness, the man whom you've all come to hear will not be performing tonight. However, we have found a suitable substitute we hope will provide you with comparable entertainment. The crowd groaned in disappointment and failed to hear the announcer mention the stand-in's name. The environment turned from excitement to frustration.

The stand-in performer gave the performance everything he had. When he had finished, there was nothing but an uncomfortable silence. No one applauded. Suddenly, from the balcony, a little boy stood up and shouted, Daddy, I think you are wonderful! The crowd broke into thunderous applause.

We all need people in our Lives who are willing to stand up once in a while and say, I think you are wonderful.


And at times others are expecting this from you, Are you telling them how wonderful they are?

Nov 6, 2006

Bacckkk

Thanks for missing me guys... ;-)... well on second thoughts... did you??????

I missed you too... break was from blogging but life had been a little too hectic... with the wedding date ticking closer, prep has started full-fledged and I seem to be doing everything and nothing at the same time. Now, dont ask me how can that be :-)).. it just is.

One great thing had been meeting caps in her own house and you bet that was one of the filling moments in my life..

Will try to post stuff here and there but surely hop around a lot :-).

Nov 3, 2006

Tag, Tag, Tag

I have been tagged by HTBM.. This one has been long pending... Thanks for tagging me and sorry for the delay.

The rules of the blog.. cool and simple.. fill it and pass it on...


3 Smells I love:
1. Smell of rain. 2. Smell of fresh paint and petrol. 3. Smell after pooja, flowers, agarbathi, diya, dhoop and all..

3 Smells I hate:
1. Sweat. 2. heavy perfume users. 3. tyre or plastic burning.

3 Jobs that I have had in my life:
1. Trainer. 2. Proofreader. 3. TL.

3 Movies that I could watch over and over:
Geetanjali (nagarjuna and Anjali as a kid). Home Alone, Beethoven, all the kid movies (movies with kids in them).. sadly, nothing recently that makes me want to watch it time and again.


3 Fond memories:
1. My time with Amma and taata
2. Our Aptech days
3. Amma's last trip to my place, those 2 months were the best.

3 Jobs I would love to have:
1. Creative head of an advertising agency. 2. Movie Making/critic. 3. Toy designer/anything to do with kids.

3 Things I like to do:
1. Enjoy the nature in the early hours.
2. Spend time with friends.
3. Doing something for the needy.

3 Of my favorite foods:
1. Anything home cooked.. 2. Sunnundalu (an Andhra delicacy) 3. Jalebi... yummmm...

3 Places I would like to be right now:
1. Heaven (with amma) 2. Atlanta 3. Australia.

3 Things that make me cry:
1. The thought that Amma is not with me in person any more.
2. Seeing the suffering of the people.
3. Anger.

Now the toughest part...

I tag..
Caps
Aysha
Anand
Pri
Lalita.

For Evil Eyes on LO