Friday, December 31, 2010

selling tooth brushes

The kids filed back into class Monday morning. They were very excited.
Their weekend assignment was to sell something, then give a talk on productive salesmanship.
Little Sally led off: "I sold girl scout cookies and I made $30," she said proudly,

"My sales approach was to appeal to the customer's civic spirit and I credit that approach for my obvious success."
"Very good," said the teacher.

Little Jenny was next:
"I sold magazines," she said, "I made $45 and I explained to everyone that magazines would keep them up on current events."
"Very good, Jenny," said the teacher..

Eventually, it was Little Johnny's turn.
The teacher held her breath ...
Little Johnny walked to the front of the classroom and dumped a box full of cash on the teacher's desk. "$2,467," he said.
"$2,467!" cried the teacher, "What in the world were you selling"
"Toothbrushes," said Little Johnny.
"Toothbrushes," echoed the teacher,
"How could you possibly sell enough toothbrushes to make that much money?"
"I found the busiest corner in town," said Little Johnny,
"I set up a Dip & Chip stand, I gave everybody who walked by a free sample."
They all said the same thing, "Hey, this tastes like dog shit!"
Then I would say, "It is dog shit. Wanna buy a toothbrush?"

"I used the governmental approach of giving you something shitty that they say is good, And then making you pay to get the shitty taste out of your mouth."
The teacher was speechless. . . . . . . . ;-)

ChandrababuNaidu and politics

Chandrababu naidu was my favorite leader. Esp; when it comes to the development of Andhrapradesh i used to respect him the most. The IT sector his visions etc. Previous elections when he lost the seat, i pitied him. In my view he was most eligible than any body else. I felt so sorry.

His recent agitation about babli project; I felt he did his best in fighting the issue. I was very angry at the AP government for forcibly pulling him back/ not backing him in any aspect. But now he seem to be fighting a loosing battle. His agitation for farmers. Either right or wrong when he started it he shouldnt have left it in between. I felt like he is giving up... doing things more for showing off that he still exists out here.

Seeing my fav leader turning out this way.. is very indigestible for me.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010


We are a nation where piza reaches home fastr than ambulance and police..where one can get a car loan @7% but education loan@12%.Where rice is Rs40/Kg but Sim card is free...where people worship goddess Durga but want to kill the girl child... where Olympic shooter wins gold govt.. gives him3crore another shooter dies fighting with terrorist govt pays him 1 lakh sad to see how we ourself destroying our great country!

Sunday, December 26, 2010


Dreams are a big part of our Lives
And You must do whatever it takes
To make them a Reality;
By the plans you make,
The course you take,
And the things you do.
Don't dwell on past mistakes.
Leave yesterday behind,
Along with all it's problems,
Worries and doubts.
Realize you can't change the past,
But you can start a new tomorrow.
Don't try to do everything at once;
Take one step at a time,
Don't ever be afraid to try the Impossible
No matter what others may think.
Remember you are Unique
In your own special way.
Don't ever stop Dreaming!
Don't ever stop wanting what's right for you!

pictures u dont see everyday


I may not solve ur problem,
but i wont let u face it alone...

Thursday, December 23, 2010

ChandrababuNaidu fasting...

Farmers are super sufferrers in India at-least in Andhrapradesh. 6-10 suicides a day is very, very very common.. so much that news papers publish it in 4th or 5th page at some corner, some don't even do it. Farmers life is more like a gamble. They work very very hard all the year investing their life in the crop. They dont get a proper seed/ fertilizer or the government doesn't give a proper price to the crop or a cyclone sweeps away the harvest or the middle men exploit them... what ever be the case they are the super sufferers. I havent heard of atleast one case where a farmer really profited. Andhra pradesh is rice bowl of india and such a situation here is just un-digestable.

Not able to toil the situation recently the opposition leader Chandrababu naidu had sat down to fasting. At first i welcomed it as his demands can help the farmers in coping up. He is on fast since 4 days and the state and the center is deeply worried about it. With so much of effort and time going in are we getting to a permanent fix to the problem? I fear history may repeat again and what would he do then? again sit to fast? In my view fasting only compels the opposite person to listen to you and act in your favor and nothing more.

Isnt there a nicer solution?
  • In my view farmers shouldnt be totally dependent on cultivation alone. They should be into multiple small scale business like Silk, paper, poultry, making of daily tiffins and exporting them to cities (more similar to the milk packets we get every day; and infact i had see it happening at station few years back) substitutes for polythene bags, tomato sauce, jam, etc. His investment on each of his work should be in such a way that loss/ bankrupsy in one business shouldnt end him up in suicides. This not only helps him but also avoids localization of employment to cities and the Side affect: lesser migrations of people form villages to cities.
  • One more point. I dont like doing things for free. The best example is ration shop where the poor gets food grains for a huge subsidy and in return what does govt get? debts? Instead lets make it like this: I will give food grains for huge subsidy, but this year i see accumulation of tomato so buy 1 kg of tomato for every 4 kgs of rice. I see it perfectly valid deal. Side affect: Farmer is benefited, end user may buy less of subsidy food and less the burden on government.
  • put a competition in Andhrapradesh/ india telling the best 10 ideas to fix the farmers problem gets 1 lakh rupees. We may put the ideas open online and let people vote against them as well.
  • Highlight/ award extensively the farmer who innovatively overcame his issues and publicize extensively his works so that others can take him as an example/ role model.
All the above requires time, patience to do and see things happening after all that is for what the Government is meant for. Do you disagree?

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

formatting a double number

public class Format{
    public static void main(String args[]){
    double amount = 2192.015;
    NumberFormat formatter = new DecimalFormat("#0.000");
    System.out.println("The Decimal Value is:"+formatter.format(amount));

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

What kind of police? They take bribe yet dont do work?

Yesterday my friend was travelling on byke and was hit by lorry from behind, intelligently he jumped off the byke and the lorry ran over the byke. The byke is completely destroyed. When he took the drive to the police the police writer 'demanded' Rs500 bribe and wrote the report in telugu. When asked he said he doesnt know any other language. This poor guy doesnt know telugu and trusted him as he took the bribe and promised to dothe work in full. Today he got the letter to me and it reads "I was travelling on kukatpally road and the handle hit the MCH lorry parked forcing my byke to skid. The lorry coming behind ran over my byke" pushing the fault onto the rider.

Huh! what kind of people are these police? They dont even know english? ok no questions asked.. After having taken bribe also they don't do proper work? Don't we have a system to catch hold of such a thing happening in the society? Don't say spy on them.. thats not possible practically.


Friday, December 17, 2010

Pakistan tourism

Pakistan new year tourism promo- Come to Pakistan and have a blast ;) complimentary pass to paradise for first 10 bookings

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Giving, jmxport, classpath in ant file


<target name="testTarget">

<java classname="" fork="true">

<jvmarg value="" />

<jvmarg value="" />

<jvmarg value="" />

<jvmarg value="-Dlog4j.debug" />

<jvmarg value="-Dlog4j.configuration=file:///${path}/" />

<classpath refid="project.class.main.path" />




Monday, December 13, 2010

Viewing the source code

  • search for the fully qualified java class name: eg org.apache.camel.component.jms.JmsConfiguration in
  • Now in address bar u'll see .../search/... 
  • rename the search to -> codesearch


Monday, December 6, 2010



 You are receiving this automatic notification because I am out of the office. If I was in, chances are you wouldn't have received anything at all.

Teeth said to Tongue
"If I just press you little hard, you will get cut.
Tongue replied:
"If I misuse one word against someone, then all the 32 of
you will come out at once"

A great love story..
Hero loves heroine,
but heroine loves villain,
but villain loves hero's sister,
But hero's sister loves heroine brother
but heroine brother loves villain sister
but villain sister loves hero's brother.

yet another one..

A woman goes to the doctor, beaten black and blue. . . . .
Doctor: "What happened?"
Woman:" Doctor, I don't know what to do. Every time my husband comes home drunk he beats me to a pulp...."
Doctor:"I have a real good medicine against that: When your husband comes home drunk, just take a glass of chamomile tea and start gargling with it.... Just gargle and gargle".

2 weeks later she comes back to the doctor and looks reborn and fresh again.
Woman:" Doc, that was a brilliant idea! Every time my husband came home drunk I gargled repeatedly with chamomile tea and he never touched me.
Doctor: "You see how keeping your mouth shut helps!"


My all time fav...

Guess where i m...

No offence..

gud story

A little bird was flying south for the winter. It was so cold the bird froze and fell to the ground into a large field. While he was lying there, a cow came by and dropped some dung on him. As the frozen bird lay there in the pile of cow dung, he began to realize how warm he was. The dung was actually thawing him out! He lay there all warm and happy, and soon began to sing for joy.

A passing cat heard the bird singing and came to investigate. Following the sound, the cat discovered the bird under the pile of cow dung, and promptly dug him out and ate him.

Morals of the story: 
  • Not everyone who shits on you is your enemy. 
  • Not everyone who gets you out of shit is your friend. 
  • And when you're indeep shit, it's best to keep your mouth shut!


A sales rep, an administration clerk, and the manager are walking to lunch
when they find an antique oil lamp. They rub it and a Genie comes out.

The Genie says, "I'll give each of you just one wish."

"Me first! Me first!" says the admin clerk. "I want to be in the Bahamas,

driving a speedboat, without a care in the world."

Puff! She's gone.

"Me next! Me next!" says the sales rep. "I want to be in Hawaii, relaxing on

the beach with my personal masseuse, an endless supply of Pina Coladas and

the love of my life."

Puff! He's gone.

"OK, you're up," the Genie says to the manager.

The manager says, "I want those two back in the office after lunch."

Moral of the story: Always let your boss have the first say.


War doesn't determine who is right, war determines who is left.
Man who lives in glass house should change clothes in basement.
Man who drops watch in toilet bound to have crappy time.

wonderful story

Many years ago my wife and I were on a trip to Carmel, California for some shopping and exploring. On the way we stopped at a service station. As soon as we parked our car in front of the pumps, a young man, about eighteen or nineteen, came bouncing out to the car and with a big smile said, "Can I help you?"

"Yes," I answered. "A full tank of gas, please." I wasn't prepared for what followed. In this day and age of self-service and deteriorating customer treatment, this young man checked every tire, washed every window - even the sunroof - singing and whistling the whole time. We couldn't believe both the quality of service and his upbeat attitude about his work.

When he brought the bill I said to the young man, "Hey, you really have taken good care of us. I appreciate it."

He replied, "I really enjoy working. It's fun for me and I get to meet nice people like you."

This kid was really something!

I said, "We're on our way to Carmel and we want to get some milkshakes. Can you tell us where we can find the nearest Baskin-Robbins?"

"Baskin-Robbins is just a few blocks away," he said as he gave us exact directions. Then he added, "Don't park out front - park around to the side so your car won't get sideswiped."

What a kid!

As we got to the ice cream store we ordered milkshakes, except that instead of two, we ordered three. Then we drove back to the station. Our young friend dashed out to greet us. "Hey, I see you got your milkshakes."

"Yes, and this one is for you!"

His mouth fell open. "For me?"

"Sure. With all the fantastic service you gave us, I couldn't leave you out of the milkshake deal."

"Wow!" was his astonished reply.

As we drove off I could see him in my rear-view mirror just standing there, grinning from ear to ear.

Now, what did this little act of generosity cost me? Only about two dollars - you see, it's not the money, it's the consideration.

Well, I must have been feeling especially creative that day, so on our arrival in Carmel I drove directly to a flower shop. As we walked inside I said to the florist, "I need a long-stemmed rose for my wife to carry while we go shopping in Carmel."

The florist, a rather unromantic type, replied, "We sell them by the dozen."

"I don't need a dozen," I said, "just one."

"Well," he replied haughtily, "if you only want one it will cost you two dollars."

"Wonderful," I exclaimed. "There's nothing worse than a cheap rose."

Selecting the rose with some deliberation, I handed it to my wife. She was impressed! And the cost? Two dollars. Just two dollars. A bit later she looked up and said, "I must be the only woman in Carmel today carrying a rose." And I believe she probably was.

Can you imagine the opportunity to create magic with those around you, and all for the cost of a few dollars, some imagination and care?

Remember, it is not the amount that matters but the thought and care that often has the greatest impact upon those you love.

The small details of our lives are what really matter in a relationship. It is not the mansion, the car, the property, the bank balance that matters. These create an environment conducive for happiness but cannot give happiness in themselves. So find time to be your spouse's friend and do those little things for each other that build a relationship.

The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up...

Live like a Candle Which Burns It self but Give Lights to Others.

 "œLive amongst people in such a manner that if you die they weep over you and if you are alive they crave for your company."

Q again and again :D

[0] Wife: Darling today is our anniversary, what should we do? 
Husband: Let us stand in silence for 2 minutes. 

[1] Regular naps prevent old age, especially if you take them while driving.

[2] Having one child makes you a parent; having two you are a referee.

[3] Marriage is a relationship in which one person is always right and the other is the husband!

[4] I believe we should all pay our tax with a smile. I tried - but they wanted cash.

[5] A child's greatest period of growth is the month after you've purchased new school uniforms.

[6] Don't feel bad. A lot of people have no talent.

[7] Don't marry the person you want to live with, marry the one you cannot live without, but whatever you do, you'll regret it later.

[8] You can't buy love, but you pay heavily for it.

[9] Bad officials are elected by good citizens who do not vote.

[10] Laziness is nothing more than the habit of resting before you get tired.

[11] Marriage is give and take. You'd better give it to her or she'll take it anyway.

[12] My wife and I always compromise. I admit I'm wrong and she agrees with me.

[13] Those who can't laugh at themselves leave the job to others.

[14] Ladies first. Pretty ladies sooner.

[15] A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person.

[16] You're getting old when you enjoy remembering things more than doing them.

[17] It doesn't matter how often a married man changes his job, he still ends up with the same boss.

[18] Real friends are the ones who survive transitions between address books.

[19] Saving is the best thing. Especially when your parents have done it for you.

[20] Wise men talk because they have something to say; fools talk because they have to say something

[21] They call our language the mother tongue because the father seldom gets to speak!

[22] Man: Is there any way for long life?
Dr: Get married.
Man: Will it help?
Dr: No, but then the thought of long life will never come.

[23]Why do couples hold hands during their wedding? It's a formality just like two boxers shaking hands before the fight begins!

[25]It's funny when people discuss Love Marriage vs Arranged. It's like asking someone, if suicide is better or being murdered.

[26]There is only one perfect child in the world and every mother has it.

[27]There is only one perfect wife in the world and every neighbor has it!

Q again

We do not stop playing because we are old; we grow old because we stop playing.

There are only four secrets to staying young, being happy, and achieving success. You have to laugh and find humour every day. You've got to have a dream. When you lose your dreams, you die


We make a Living by what we get, We make a Life by what we give. God promises a safe landing, not a calm passage.

Rough waters make tough sailors

Good friends are like stars.........You don't always see them, but you know they are always there

Thursday, December 2, 2010


In the last decade, statues and busts of Mahatma Gandhi have been installed by scores of cities -- from Trujillo in Peru to Osnabrueck in Germany -- to honour what could arguably be India's greatest export: Gandhian philosophy. 

At a time when the world is beset with the War On Terror, ethnic conflicts and economic uncertainty, more and more people across the world seem to be seeking solace in Gandhi's non-violence and simplicity. So it comes as no surprise that, in December 2005, a bust of Gandhi was installed atBelgrade in Serbia, a city that was witness to horrendous blood-letting till a few years ago. A few months ago, a similar memorial for Gandhi had come up outside the Cypriot Parliament House in Nicosia for its lawmakers to draw inspiration. And a year later, the German Parliament followed suit. 

The installation of his statues in city council offices, public parks and universities shows that Gandhi may have been a staunch critic of the developed world and its consumerism but the weight of his moral philosophy has not been lost on the First World. Houston, New YorkSydney, Nottingham, Vancouver, Antwerp and Genoa are among cities that requested Gandhi in stone or bronze in the past few years. All requests are made through the local Indian diplomatic missions

The statues and busts are sent by Indian Council of Cultural Relations (ICCR), set up in 1950 by another Gandhian himself, Maulana Abul Kalam Azad. ICCR's mandate is to foster respect for Indian culture in other countries and its select group of sculptors have been kept busy as the world continues to rediscover Gandhi six decades after his death. Slovenia was the latest entrant to the list when a life-size bronze statue of the Mahatma sitting in a meditative posture was unveiled at the Slovene Gradec Municipality earlier this year

Fittingly, the greatest recognition of the resilience of Gandhian thought came from the United Kingdom, the country he spent his lifetime fighting. Arguing for his statue in the Parliament Square in 2007, Mayor of London Ken Livingstone told the BBC, "You get millions of people from all over the world who come to see Big Ben and see the statue of Churchill and so on, and here's someone they would understand. In a thousand years, they'll still know who Mahatma Gandhi was, whereas if you wander round Trafalgar Square, the two generals there, you have to go and check the history books.'' 

Thats an extract from times of india. Feeling very proud for having read such a thing.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

People are getting more Object oriented

Recently i had to attend a workshop. Initially it was planned at 4:00 but at about 3:55 or so we were informed to the emergency number that it will be at 5:30; and few minutes later the i got another call telling the location is shifted to else where. I was angry as by 3:55 i was already at the previously planned location and was very angry  at the management. Infact i knew one person who had to travel 15 km over bus and when informed (at 3:55) she was already through. I wanted to know how they would react to the situation.

At 5:30 when we all assembled it seemed as if nobody was interested in taking the point up and making them aware of the pain they went through. I felt like people are getting more object oriented and are interested only in the end product irrespective of the pains they take during this. I couldnt digest this at first... but later felt.. may b i need some attitude shift. Its so easy to let go such things and not fight which would otherwise cost ur piece of mind.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

A Good poem

few minutes back i had seen the below telugu poem. I think i had byhearted it when i was ... may b in 6th class or so. Nice meaning packed in few words.. is as follows.

కృషి తో నాస్తి దుర్భిక్షం,
జపతూ నాస్తి పాతకం,
మౌనేన కలహం నాస్తి,
నాస్తి జాగారతో భయం

What it means?
The guy who works hard there is nothing like impossible
the one who prays god is untouched by evil
silence solves dispute
the one who is always careful never fears

Monday, November 22, 2010

My beautiful College... Sweet memories

Few minutes back i had seen photos of my college (B.Tech) on  Facebook. It looked so lovely... and took me into memories...

I did my B.Tech at MGIT. As i studied i had no special feeling ... i used to feel it like another 10th class... The same point -The concepts are with the author of the books and int he brains of the inventors.. last minutes studies and cooking up in the exams/ practicals and finally passing out the semester. Added ragging... teasing.. bla bla bla.. etc... Things were smooth and i had never felt my college special.

I had done M.Tech at HCU -Hyderabad central university. When i understood that i am through the screening tests.. i was exited, on the top of the Earth. This is a beautiful one.. vast campus.. in fact i had seen many peacocks, cranes (bird), wild pigs ... nursery, social forestry, rocks peacock lake... it felt it like the paradise on Earth. After our Computer networks class at abt 6:30 in the evenings, i can still feel, the cool breeze that filled us... the sounds of the leaves... the twilight... it was so scenic. These days i take every opportunity to  visit the campus and walk all around (abt 6KM or so); (btw i love walking)

let me come to the point... @ M.Tech. It was a difficult time... at evenings we used to go for walk and the mirchi bujji was luring.. however i had to be tight lipped most of the time for no money. I couldn't afford for hostel (700 rs per year; 700 Rs per month for mess) Slowly as things were closing and it was the time for campus interviews and each of us had to pay 2K to attend them... I understood how difficult it was at home and said 'i cannot' pay the amount... people didnt speak a word then but finally didnt allow me either to attend the interviews either and my Btech memories striked me...

@Btech each of us paid abt 1000 Rs for freshers party and abt 1.2K for farewell. No body insisted us to pay it in full. I still remember when some of my friends said they will not attend as they cannot pay.. yet people (Balakoteshwar rao, Rinesh etc..)  insisted them to come.. and not to worry about the money. Infact i know some guys paying 4K and 5K. I felt so warm.. moving and blissful.. I missed them.

Now as software engineer i feel Mtech  beautiful.... and Btech lovely/ fentastic.

Friday, November 12, 2010

installing google chrome

This so so surprizing... the chrome takes a lot of time and finally tells unknown error unable to install. Checked some forums and finally when downloading from alternative site (i.e.. standalone mode) i unchecked the make chrome the default browser. Downloaded and installed... Now that the chrome is the latest one i had installed the best delicious bookmark manager chromacious aswell...  Adios

Thursday, November 11, 2010


.... you know to me the most beautiful things in all the eart are the most misterious. - facebook

firefrox:: Permanantly add certificate

Esp when u r behind proxy u get this issue... You get invalid security certificate when connecting over through https. We say permanently add the certificate but it works only till the system is restarted. Huh! i was smoked out from using firefox just for this bug. I tried .. tried.. tried .. but no luck .. finally today i got a plugin which promises to permanently (i.e.e.. for ever) white list the url. I tried white listing.. but yet to check if it works on restart of the system. THe plugin is: Perspectives Let me know if it works for u as well.

Now i m back to firefox again..
This fellow doesnt work.. as he says on the site.. swithcing back to chrome..


"World's Most Beautiful Sentence "But, I am With You".. 
World's Most Painful Sentence "I am With You, But..." 

Words are the same, Where they are Placed, Matters a Lot.

--from my frnds status msg in gtak.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Appearance are deceptive

Every divali the office gives out sweets to the employees. This is customary in india as divali is considered one of the main festivals... the festival of lights. But i see a pattern.. through out my career the employers give sweets..  only from almond house.. and they never taste good... when enquired the HR tells they spent abt 500 Rs on each packet.... so what? read on..


Pina pataram lona lotaram.. aka appearance are deceptive 
(all these from my cell phone camera)

Its fine great and fabulous till u have them... and then... the sweets remain at home un-consumed/ un-touched for the next 1 month.

One thing i dont understand .. how is it that every time they only go to almond house.. as if we dont have any other sweet shops at hyderabad... and how is it always a co-incidence that these sweets never taste good.... yet we get only to them. Give me 100 Rs and i can buy you the sweets which u'll empty with in 5 minutes of opening/ tasting which ever comes earlier.

Have u had a similar experience????

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

KBC then and now

I was eagerly waiting to see the new series of KBC that started off on Sony Television. I remember the seriousness in the program, the stout voice of Amitab bachan and the way he took the program forward. It was that seriouslness that kept my, my mother (pleaes note: she doesnt understand hindi, can manage with english after a little struggle), sister etc.stick to the program and see till it ends. I still remember the episode when the IAS asparant took part of the program, the audiance poll said option b (about 60% vote)  but he went a head with option c and.... whoa! he wins.. cheers all over my home.. The kind of questions posted were really tuff and i wanted to know the answer. Right from rapid round that starts the game till the end... the show was very captivating.

Later Shahrukh, Govindaa, Salman khan all leading bollywood heroes tried to mimic the program... but no luck... they couldnt even reach 10% of what Amitabachan could do. Amitab had a Raja Mudra on the audience.

I think now the program is bought by Sony entertainment. It seems like they had over engineered it... replaced the rapid round and now 15 participants all of them have a chance to play the game. wait a minute! So some body before me played the 10qns and i continue from the 11th? what is this? why? I felt rediculous. Added the show is now a comedy one where Amitab adds a lot of humor and keeps the show going with his spontaneous/ witty jokes/ dialogues. Seems like he did a lot of homework. But wait a minute.. i m disappointed.. for the suspense is missing... and i m here for it. No body is also interested. it became like any other comedy film. it was not boring... but not entertaining though. I shut the TV 15 min after i watched it.

Personally i think when there is an impression formed about something.. it should not be changed. Eg: at first shot i didnt like the new Bande mataram composed by AR Rehaman. I some how hated to hear it. 'cos i am already with some impression when u say bandemataram and hence the song is disappointing. Same was the case with KBC


that u have to control ur acts or else they will control u;
When one door of happyness closes the other one opens. But often we endup seeing so long at the closed once that we dont see what was open for us
u cant go on well untill u let go ur past failures and heartaches
live ur life so that when u r dying u r the only one smiling
The happiest people do not necessarily have the best of the every thing... they just make the best of every thing that comes their way

 -from face book;


Creativity starts from belief

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Hiroshima and nagasaki.. bomb blast


"You are not responsible for what people think about you. 
But you are responsible for what you give them to think about you"


Once upon a time a very strong woodcutter ask for a job in a timber merchant, and he got it. The paid was really good and so were the work conditions. For that reason, the woodcutter was determined to do his best.
His boss gave him an axe and showed him the area where he was supposed to work.

The first day, the woodcutter brought 18 trees.

"Congratulations," the boss said. "Go on that way!"

Very motivated for the boss' words, the woodcutter try harder the next day, but he only could bring 15 trees. The third day he try even harder, but he only could bring 10 trees. Day after day he was bringing less and less trees.

"I must be losing my strength", the woodcutter thought. He went to the boss and apologized, saying that he could not understand what was going on.

"When was the last time you sharpened your axe?" the boss asked.

"Sharpen? I had NO TIME to sharpen my axe. I have been very busy trying to cut trees..."

Moral of the story......When you spend all your time just working and being busy not planning your life then you will end up like the woodcutter having NO TIME!

But on the other hand if you put in a little bit of effort and plan and organise your life then you will realise that you have time for everything.


There was once a small boy who banged a drum all day and loved every moment of
it. He would not be quiet, no matter what anyone else said or did. Various
attempts were made to do something about the child.

One person told the boy that he would, if he continued to make so much noise,
perforate his eardrums. This reasoning was too advanced for the child, who was
neither a scientist nor a scholar.

A second person told him that drum beating was a sacred activity and should be
carried out only on special occasions. The third person offered the neighbors
plugs for their ears; a fourth gave the boy a book; a fifth gave the neighbors
books that described a method of controlling anger through biofeedback; a sixth
person gave the boy meditation exercises to make him placid and docile. None of
these attempts worked.

Eventually, a wise person came along with an effective motivation. He looked at
the situation, handed the child a hammer and chisel, and asked, "I wonder what
is INSIDE the drum?"

No more problem.

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Self appraisal

A little boy went to a telephone booth which was at the cash counter of a store and dialed a number.
The store-owner observed and listened to the conversation:
Boy : "Lady, Can you give me the job of cutting your lawn?
Woman : (at the other end of the phone line) "I already have someone to cut my lawn."
Boy : "Lady, I will cut your lawn for half the price than the person who cuts your lawn now."
Woman : I'm very satisfied with the person who is presently cutting my lawn.
Boy : (with more perseverance) "Lady, I'll even sweep the floor and the stairs of your house for free.
Woman : No, thank you.
With a smile on his face, the little boy replaced the receiver. The store-owner, who was listening to all this, walked over to the boy.
Store Owner : "Son... I like your attitude; I like that positive spirit and would like to offer you a job."
Boy : "No thanks,
Store Owner : But you were really pleading for one.
Boy : No Sir, I was just checking my performance at the job I already have. I am the one who is working for that lady I was talking to!"

This is called
"Self Appraisal"

--- An Email i got this morning


The difference between dream and aim, 
Dream requires Soundless sleep to see 
Where as Aim Requires Sleepless Efforts to Achieve.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Rakta charitra

Rakta Charitra

Finally the movie is released.. just read the reviews.. they all seem positive and gave an excellet rating. RGV is my fav director... So tomorrow i will be in the queue fighting for the ticket. Lets see how it goes...


Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Bhagawad geeta

A very interesting paragraph i came across this morning .. an eye opener to me.. atleast.

"The Law Minister had said that Geeta cannot be made religious book for India. He was giving a statement in Rajya Sabha on 19th Nov.2007to a question of 2 MPs. 

Firstly the Geeta never speaks about any religion as such. It is purely a code of conduct for human beings as to who one should live and behave in society up rightly. Secondly it was written time immemorial and before the coming up of any religion. Since Hindus were first Indians and there was no other religion hence it is alleged that it relates to Hindus only. It is absolutely wrong. 

The next point is when ever we say something we first keep in mind the so called opposition of Muslims and Christians. While applying test as to to so called Indian secularism we first see the appeasement of Muslims and Christians and ignore the due rights of Hindus. 

Geeta is most reverand book of code of conduct we must give it national status"

Written by Mr.Purushottam at

Monday, October 18, 2010

CWG affect

The other day i was talking to my friend and was wondering what advantage do we get out of cwg.. toady i see india as a big destination in asia map.

Commonwealth Games a hit, now punish graft

Nice moov.. but can we trust it?

Few years back Andhra was suffering with the shortage of food grains; the ACB (Anti corruption bereau) had un-covered huge godwn-s of rice stored illegally. Then what did the government do? simple, collected fine and left the thieves off. I fealt like, "its ok if u earned some money illegally as long as u give me a share of it!" WOW! what a logic! One more: I remember similar alligations around CBI during rajiv gandhi's case. Now how far will the truth come out and how accurately would the probing be done? or is it only a way to redistribute/ normalize the corrupted money earned during the event?Even if it happens truthfully then when will the case close? somebody will challenge it in highcourt and then in supremecourt and the case continues... continues... continuess.... for long long time... soooo long time .. nobody knows when it ends...  

The next moves by the center tells how much they value the money paid by the comman man to government in the form of taxes! It would also be interesting to see if they will comeup with a process in place to stop such things from repeating again.

Abdul Kalam has a quiet birthday

Former President A P J Abdul Kalamcelebrated his 80th birthday at the government guest house here yesterday, without fanfare and in the company of his close associates. 

Kalam, who was here to attend two functions, cut a cake in the presence of personal secretary R K Prasad, his advisor V Ponraj and a few other friends. 

Incidentally, Kalam could spend his 80th birthday in Kerala, where he spent most of the years of his career working with the Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre (VSSC) at Thiruvananthapuram. 

After two functions in the capital on Thursday in the company of students which he always loved, Kalam attended the 200th anniversary of the Forona Church at Edathva and had an interaction with students of the Sanathana Dharma Vidya Sala here on his birthday.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Cab Ride (Beautiful Story)

Twenty years ago, I drove a cab for a living.One night I took a fare at 2:30 am , when I arrived to collect, the building was dark except for a single light in a ground floor window. Under these circumstances, many drivers would just honk once.

But I had seen too many impoverished people who depended on taxis as their only means of transportation. Unless a situation smelled of danger, I always went to the door.This passenger might be someone who needs my assistance, I reasoned to myself.So I walked to the door and knocked.

Just a minute,' answered a frail, elderly voice. I could hear something being dragged across the floor.After a long pause, the door opened. A small woman in her 80's stood before me. She was wearing a print dress and a pillbox hat with a veil pinned on it, like somebody out of a 1940s movie.

By her side was a small nylon suitcase The apartment looked as if no one had lived in it for years. All the furniture was covered with sheets. There were no clocks on the walls, no knickknacks or utensils on the counters. In the corner was a cardboard box filled with photos and glassware.

'Would you carry my bag out to the car?' she said.I took the suitcase to the cab, then returned to assist the woman. She took my arm and we walked slowly toward the curb.

She kept thanking me for my kindness. 'It's nothing,' I told her.'I just try to treat my passengers the way I would want my mother treated. 'Oh, you're such a good boy,' she said.

When we got in the cab, she gave me an address, and then asked, 'Could you drive through downtown?''It's not the shortest way,' I answered quickly.

'Oh, I don't mind,' she said 'I'm in no hurry.
I'm on my way to a hospice.

I looked in the rear view mirror. Her eyes were glistening.
'I don't have any family left,' she continued.

'The doctor says I don't have very long.' I quietly reached over and shut off the meter. 'What route would you like me to take?' I asked.For the next two hours, we drove through the city.She showed me the building where she had once worked as an elevator operator. We drove through the neighborhood where she and her husband had lived when they were newlyweds. She had me pull up in front of a furniture warehouse that had once been a ballroom where she had gone dancing as a girl.

Sometimes she'd ask me to slow in front of a particular building or Corner and would sit staring into the darkness, saying nothing.

As the first hint of sun was creasing the horizon, she suddenly said, 'I'm tired. Let's go now". We drove in silence to the address she had given me.It was a low building, like a small convalescent home, with a driveway that passed under a portico.

Two orderlies came out to the cab as soon as we pulled up.They were solicitous and intent, watching her every move.They must have been expecting her. I opened the trunk and took the small suitcase to the door.The woman was already seated in a wheelchair. 'How much do I owe you?' she asked, reaching into her purse. 'Nothing,' I said 'You have to make a living,' she answered.'There are other passengers,' I responded.

Almost without thinking, I bent and gave her a hug.She held onto me tightly. 'You gave an old woman a little moment of joy,' she said. 'Thank you. I squeezed her hand, and then walked into the dim morning light.Behind me, a door shut. It was the sound of the closing of a life.
I didn't pick up any more passengers that shift.

I drove aimlessly lost in thought. For the rest of that day, I could hardly talk.

What if that woman had gotten an angry driver, or one who was impatient to end his shift? What if I had refused to take the run, or had honked once, then driven away? On a quick review, I don't think that I have done anything more important an my life.

We're conditioned to think that our lives revolve around great moments. But great moments often catch us unaware-beautifully wrapped in what others may consider a small one.


Saturday, October 16, 2010

The boy in striped pizamas

Today morning i was watching this movie on start movies. The soldier -German has a kid who is taught by a private tutor. His lessons read "XXX are our enimies. XXX have destroyed our culture, nation. Where ever they go they ruin things. They are our enimies... " Wait a moment i remember something similar happening around in society here: *Telangana*. The words used in this moment were similar/ more or less the same!

Since the context has come up i think its fair to project the views of one of my favorite leaders: JP. He was comparing the movement with the things that happened in Germany during world war. I think he is quite correct. More over his points were "With Telangana as a state how much will a common man/ telangana person profit?". Thats a strong point! let me explain.

Out of 60 fellows in my class in BTech, only 3 of them are doing government job. Around 45 are in private sector and remaining in US/ UK/ Germany/ house wifes. So roughly 3/45 or 6.5% of the jobs is in governments control. Is the moment for control on this 6.5%? Say yes... then naturally Telangana will have a quota they will not have all jobs in full. Ok ok ok... lets take the recent advocates agitation itself.. what was the outcome? How-many/ what percentage of them got profited out of this? and that too at the cost of their professional dignity.

Dairy Milk

These days i see Dairy milk add with a concept: " Lets celebrate with a sweet " and projecting the sweet to be Dairy Milk chocolates. Wait a second.. i think i remember something analogous to this.. "coca cola". Le me explain... 

Few years back when coke and pepsi were on fight to get hold of the market... coke thought.. lets concentrate on making coke the part of daily life of an average american.. and yes they succeeded...their advertisement more or less replaced water for coke and the magic... boost in its sales.. I think dairy milk is also on the same lines.. they are trying to make their sweet part of indian life.. lets see if it works.. till then


Friday, October 15, 2010


Some times HURT is needed to make us grow, 
FAILURE needed to make us know, 
LOSS is needed to make us gain, 
because some lessons are best when learnt through PAIN........

Best wishes for those who believes in struggle!

Thursday, October 14, 2010


Today i read that china has pitched  in to the kashmir issue. It says that pakistan has donated the land to it. Another news says that pakistan is planning to raise the kashmir issue in UN council. Isn't it intelligent move? i think pak is getting chinas support and using it to fix the issue.

Arent we going Eccentric???

This was the google buzz that actually motivated me to write the post...

"Sachin Tendulkar 150*, becomes the first batsman in Test History to go past 150 for a record 20th time"

These days people all around have only one thing to talk.. cricket, cricket cricket... as if there are no more avagations in india. U should see then if its india  vs pakistan match.. they are like lizards on the TV screens. before i  prolong further let me hit the point.

The other day i was watching CWG games in which the women were exited for winning gold, broze, and silver medals for india (discus throw); badmenton was great the little kid had overthrown the australian... sania mirzaa... Hockey btw india and pakistan was superb... the way indians did passes and exploited the pakistans weakness... Each of them was taking trphy... and there are hardly audiance to cheer them up... In discus throw the poor woman when winning bronze was looking around... "guys this is an achievement please make some noise"

india plays cricket evry day... all 365 days our cricketers are busy with it... i see no wonder in his achievement... Dont u think we indians are behaving eccentric? 1000 years from now and i m sure we are still fans of cricket.

I remember the last time when the SPORT AUTHORITY OF INDIA didnt pay (not couldnt pay) the hockey team their wages; finally herohonda and sahara pitched in and made the payment.. now with such a shitty environment ... its natural that they dont perform.. how horrible.. no body electronic/ print media pointed this out and didnt bring in pressure on govt.. common man... god knows him.. is busy watching cricket...

r u guys not tired of this game??? 20-20, t20, champions trophy, trinagular series, some cup... some other cup... i wonder why not yet!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Removing Active desktop recovery screen in windows

  1. Go to Run and type regedit
  2. Now navigate to this path – HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Desktop\SafeMode\Components
  3. You would find a key named DeskHtmlVersion
  4. Right click the key and select Modify
  5. Under the label Base, select the radio button Decimal
  6. Change Value data to 0
  7. Click OK

Sometimes the above itself may not be enough in such a case do the following as well

  1. Open task manager (on task bar right click and select task manager)
  2. open processes tab, search for explorer and right click and say end process
  3. once u have done it for all explorers, u'll see no more task bar
  4. now in task manager, clickon file menu > new task > and type explorer
  5. thats it.



Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Ayodhya again

How ever i think no body is giving any importance to this issue now. At first i could see flared up leaders of Muslim community challenging to question this issue in supreme court, however their statements raised no dust counrty wide; the local news channels themselves didnt mind ignoring this news. At first, either sides were too rigid to giveup their stand, slowly the pple of ayodhya both hindu/ muslims appealed them to shut the issue as its affecting their personal lives.... i was observing what would happen next; yesturday all 3 parties of Ayodhya case met for the first time and showed their content after the discussions. Today there was a news citing muslims are trying to see if they can hold their land or relocate to a new place... 

Slowly... the issue is seeing some solution and i am sure it will come to an end in couple of years with out the intervention of supremecourt. I wish court not to come in again!

Monday, October 11, 2010


Was reading about racism in australia and how their counrty is sacking the personell. How nice if we had a proper government/ education system enough to feed our own people... so that we dont need to touch the soil of other countries.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Whats up???

Today i tried a sweet -Gulabjamoon; generally we tryout it with Orkay but since few years its not available (i think the company is closed; but the sweet was really great with it) and so were trying out with MTR (so so.. not gud); yesterday i got the Aashirvaad brand and the jaamaoon tastes sooooooo gud... I just love it. So here they are...

The packet read 70% extra... completed the 50% of them...

Look at them... standing like solders.. 

But the motivation for all this came yesterday when the cafetaria served this sweet.. my mouth was watering... but bad luck... just had to see and remain tightly shut.... so thought why not try at home... btw did i tell that the pics are from my cell phone camera???

All roads lead to rome... all the above lead to my stomach...

Friday, October 8, 2010

log4j configuration:: file and console logging

Very often i am required to do the log4j configuration and some how it doesnt work; so i thought i will have a working sample copy with me so that i can extend from this whenever required; I guess this helps somebody as well!
#logging both to R and C appenders
log4j.rootCategory=DEBUG, R, C

log4j.appender.R.layout.ConversionPattern=%c - %d{yyyy-MM-dd hh:mm:ss} %-5p [%t] %x (%F) - %m%n

#console appender:C
log4j.appender.C.layout.ConversionPattern=%c - %d{yyyy-MM-dd hh:mm:ss} %-5p [%t] %x (%F) - %m%n

#log starting with name abc are directed to R appender i.e.. file,R

  • Say you want to figure out which log file is being pickedup then give the below at the java startup
    • java  -Dlog4j.debug=true
  • Say there are many around and you want only one of them to be pickedup then
    • java  -Dlog4j.debug=true -Dlog4j.configuration=file:///path/to/log4j/

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

we are in our own world

few days back it was ayodhya news.. no body was interested.. yest musharaff agreed he trained militants to hit india.... still no noise... not even a single news channel/ political party/ human cares.... we are all in our own world... 

india vs china

Lets put the patiotic feelings a side...

Today i was reading abt china before 1950 and after it. It grew from 5% GDP to 10%; the poverty came down from 64% to 36% and its more export oriented country. It has a strong management/ communist leadership in place which ensured this. Few days back i remember an article telling that india is far behind and will overtake china in 2015. The main argument cited for this is that by then the average age in india would be less than the china and hence the overtake. However my views are diffarent.

To the best of my understanding its the leadership/ management thats more important than the workforce/ the ability to do work by the low level pple. So i am not sure if this will really become a reality... atleast given the hisoty of the 2 nations and their strategic moves till now.


Recently my father had seen this movie of MaheshBabu - Atadu, Pokiri and started wondering why he missed them to see on screen. Every time he sees it he always tells us as why we didnt tell him theres such a gud movie released. He feels so bad. Recently a new movie Khaleja is on posters and everytime he sees it he tells us that he will not miss seeing it. On the other side i am not that enthu for movies as often i see them disappointing to me. However i m planning to see this movie: raktacfharita as it releases with in 1st week or else it will leave the city. Its directed by my fav director: Ram gopal verma. Couple of weeks back i had seen this movie Gaayam2 and was disappointed ; however later i learnt it was his assistant who directed it and not him and then i was happy!