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!


Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Expanding out-sourcing

Britan is short of Math lecutrers and are trying to outsource it to india. So its like this: pple from here teach students out there and are paid 7 - 12Pounds per hour. Initially there was an outcry in Britan but government said that this is just a stop gap measure fo fix the issue.

Monday, October 4, 2010

CWG games

So finally the CWG games have started off... amid all controversies, allegations, hits and misses. Countries as small as 21 square kilometers with population count of 10,000 are also participating (ok didnt remember its name). This country had won as many as 10 medals in commonwealth games till now.

Theres a country with 32 square kilometers with less than 2000 population. There is a shooter from these countries who is as old as 60 years! It seems their sports authority is falling after people to come and join for comman wealth games. This country has wone a bronze medal once.

isnt it amazing to know of such things?

Friday, October 1, 2010

Ayodhya :bad news

The bad news is that i have to go to office now. Yesterday we anticipated today to be a holiday. huh! damn it! its not the case now! and guess what.. most of my frnds have planned for a long weekend and went home etc.. now its all shattered they will all see one day loss of pay / leave atleast. 

All i pray.. if at all the temple comes up let it not turn out like Tirupathi. These days we hear a lot abt it mainly for the corruption inthe top officials, laddu preparation and most importantly ... very very importantly VIP Darsanams. Every body pitches in now and then forcing the public to wait for even more hours in the queue.

Ayodhya: happy ending

I am happy with what has happened till now on ayodhya. Other wise would i get up so early in the morning to update my blog? Definitely not! Some things that i noticed since the judgement is out...
  • I follow NTV very closely. And recently i see the journalist being biased during the discussions. Yesterday he tried to raise a glitch in the judgement and one of the pple out there -Jayaprakash Narayan said "lets not do randhranveshana (lets not find holes in the verdict)", This is great. It sees like every body in india wanted piece and harmony. This was their primary point; "forget the verdict i want the nation to be calm" is what i could see (out of the little intelligence i have) inthe reactions
  • A Muslim came up to the TV and expressed his happiness towards the judgement. Atleast i didnt expect this from them. Out of my limited understanding and observation of the things aroudn, they generally dont come out this way and speak.
  • When interviewing the pple either side were happy of the verdict
Personally i think its not just the verdict there is more in this. The happy ending should be attributed to few more guys, in my view the most important of all and they are the pple  who finalized to carry the Ayodhya proceedings in a closed environment. Had this not been the case... i suppose every now and then the political parties would have raised this issue, the media would anyhow carry out discussions and keep it alive. So what? how did this help? Actually this helped pple to forget and give the issue the least importance. Say the court would have taken some side... lets suppose.. event then i guess things wouldnt have flared up at all .. even if political parties tried provoking the people.

Just take my previous post it self. At one time when calling up and talking to pple i felt ... "man i suppose i am the only fellow on the planet following this and eagerly waiting for it". My mother was sleeping and when asked said "daridram vadilipoyindi. Leka pote mana vallu malli kottuku chastaaru" (The worst has left us or else our pple would have again fought among themselves killing themselves. My father: s.. i heard of the judgement ... ok now tis the water time can u go in and get the utencils to fill. One of my friedn: "Ok re... something happened; now tell if infosys shares have raised or fallen because of this!"

After having seen all this i felt... weather the court had crossed his limits/ not finally piece prevailed and i think this is more important than anything else.

One glitch though out ... one of the political parties read few lines in between the judgement and said that they would appeal to supreme court with better lawyer and get the judgement amended. huh! but nothing to worry this would take some 200 years. so still happy.

What next?
There is this issue where pple are being divided on basis of their origin. Again by political parities. That party said: andhra pple are annexing the telangana. But believe me, i haven't seen such a thing happening through out my life; not even after they made this statement. I felt so bad for their narrow mindedness. I suppose the govt of India/ courts would get such a piecefull solution again. Looking forward for it to happen before any more lives are claimed... 

till then i say Adios