Thursday, April 27, 2006

Hakuna Matata!

Well......kinda bsy with some stuff!

So not havin' much time to write any new posts.........until then........hakuna matata!


Tuesday, April 25, 2006

If you come today....It's too early.....

OMG!!!!! This is really funny!

When Dr. 'drax forwarded this link to me.......i laughed the sh*t out of myself....damn funny!

Really epitomizes the crazy 70's of South Indian movies.....had lots of this kinda stuff in those times.
With their heavy wigs, lipstick, fake moustaches, weird & out of place 70's fashion and not to mention some of their bulging bellys...........heroes like ntr,anr, mgr & raj kumar ruled the roost then.....!

Kinda makes one wonder how the hell they became such hits then.

Anyways....n joy!

tick tick tick.....a tick tick tick....a tick tick tick...



Saturday, April 22, 2006

Guess the place.......Can u?

Ok it only me or do u see anything wrong in this picture.

I mean not the "Spot the errors" kinda thing.......but what this picture speaks off!

Can anybody try guessing the location where this picture was taken at and what the gentleman is doing over here?

I'm looking forward to hearing from y'al.

Update: Ok......i'd like to make one thing clear.....once again.....this is not a photo contest where u r asked to find the errors in a particular picture. And here is a clue abt the was/is being touted as the one representing a new India. Now i want u all to my post carefully again...........and then come up with u're thoughts.

Friday, April 21, 2006

Missing the big picture!?

When the selectors announced the ODI team for the upcoming WI tour, I was really disappointed that Laxman failed to make the cut...........once again.It is disappointing to see such a valuable talent being wasted time and again while players of lesser talent and class are being promoted & pampered despite their continued lousy failures.

My cause for worry is that, despite the recent heroics of the Indian team, our middle order is still of a great worry. They don't look as powerful on the field as they seem to be on paper. There seem to be one too many collapses of the top order.........though contained by a brilliant lower order revival most of the times. I mean it's ok against a lesser team ......but the same situation at the World cup and that too against a stronger opposition like Australia/SA/ENG., would really prove costly.

A player like Laxman in the middle order would provide the required stability with his able judgment of the game and any kinda bowling attack. Along with Dravid, he could steer the team through rough patches in a game and thus making it easy for the rest of the order to go out attacking. For some strange reasons, the team think tank at present seems completely oblivious to the clear weak link in our team and continue to ignore a player like Laxman.

It's one thing to promote young blood, but it shouldn't be at the cost of ignoring the larger interests of the team.

I hope they would realize this soon, before it is too late.

P.S. : Here is the combination that i think the team should stick with upto the world cup....

Playin' XI:
Veru, Sachin, Laxman, Dravid, Yuvraj, Raina, Dhoni, Pathan, Bhajji, Sreesanth, Munaf

Kaif ,Venugopal Rao, RP Singh, Kumble, Powar & Agarkar.

Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Thursday, April 13, 2006

My first post in my mother tongue!!!!!

నాకు తెలుగులొ బ్లాగు రాయటము చాలా సంతోషముగా వున్నది.


I should have put the translation up it goes
" I'm really happy to write a blog in my mother tongue telugu."

Wednesday, April 12, 2006

When are we going to change?

It's always hard to loose someone you've come to idolize over the years. It takes a lot of time to recover from the fact that the person is no more.So it is natural that when a stalwart like Dr. Rajkumar passes away, all the film-goers in India (who've come to like him over the years) are saddened to a great deal. It's real hard for them to come to terms with what has happened.

I understand that die hard 'fans' would be emotionally broken by this incident. But what I don't understand is why do we need to resort to violence and chaos to express our anguish at something that is a natural event in life?

What gud does it do ?
For us, who've grown up in India, it has become a routine that chaos & violence generally occurs when a public figure/a major celebrity dies and in a way we've come to accept this as 'normal' over the years.The same thing happened in my home state Andhra Pradesh when NTR passed away 8 or 9 years ago. The rest of the public doesn't seem to care for the resulting violence in cases like this.

Why this apathy?

By ignoring this what we fail to realize is that things like these would have a great -ve impact among the now un-ignorable foreign investors and foreigners in general. It even kinda reinforces the totally misplaced image of an Indian stereotype among the rest of the world, which we are seriously trying to get rid off since the last decade or so.

We need to think seriously about how we respond to events like this. Stoning a Microsoft Office for the death of a celebrity not only makes no sense but harms the image of the nation in the eyes of the world.

We need to change. Our mentality needs to change.

Update: More violence continued for the second day claiming five lives. Dr. Rajkumar wouldn't have liked this even a bit.

Wednesday, April 05, 2006

What a change a generation makes!!

It is not often that you come across a story and realize how insignificant you(we) are in front of our by gone generations......... in terms of the sacrifices they made for the country and the values they fought for.

I came across this story today which made me realize just that. It's really heart warming and really a humbling experience to see the passion that the lady has for her country. After all she has gone through ,it is the sense of not losing her self respect what ever the situation might be and standing for what she believes in........solid principles and values..... is something that is rarely seen today in the people of this generation.

The kind of patriotism that she still has is simply amazing......despite of her losing her whole family due to tragic incidents shortly after independence.Her unwavering fight, spanning well over a century, to survive and make an identity for herself in the society without losing her self respect is something that we all should learn from her.

A truly inspirational and also a sad story.

Sad in the sense that her story shows how miserably we failed our past generations, in building a India of their dreams.

Tuesday, April 04, 2006

One of the best scenes from "The West Wing"

Postcard from Space......errr......and earth (5)

According to NASA,
"Some views of last week's total eclipse of the Sun were better than others. One spectacular view occurred over Adrasan (near Antalya), Turkey and was captured there by industrious astrophotographer Stefan Seip. The above digital mosaic caught the Moon in several stages as it moved between the Earth and the Sun. During the center frame, a total solar eclipse was visible, the Moon completely blocked the Sun, the area became dark, and the magnificent corona of the Sun became visible. The foreground frame from the same location was taken during sunlight. The next total eclipse of the Sun will occur in August 2008 and be visible from parts of North America, Europe, and Asia."

Credit & Copyright: Stefan Seip

Saturday, April 01, 2006

Stuck in the middle!

For a couple of weeks now, I've become like a livin' Zombie. Unsure of what I'm doing. Unsure of where I'm heading. Just meandering here and there without doing anything.I'm kinda stuck in the middle these days (Hope I'm not suffering from tht freakin' ADHD thing........ :-() ).

Well i guess all this cld be attributed to the uncertainty tht i have over my graduation date. I'm really confused whether to graduate and jump into the uncertain world of job hunt over here or to opt for an intern this summer. Thus, postponing my date of graduation to winter.

Well to most of us over the US......i guess it's a really tough period ........ the three or so months before and after the graduation.

I hope most of the things I'm working on wld materialize into something substantial in the coming weeks. Else i'll sure be getting into some rough times ahead....

Tht's all there is it to this!