Tuesday, November 30, 2004

If I were God...

If I were God, what change would I like to bring in this world?
One change I'd definitely like to make is - each baby born in this world should be given the same style of life and basic education. Then, based on one's individual talents and interests, he/she can pursue their higher studies or establish business of their own choice and dictate the rest of their life themselves from there on....

This change I'd like to see because I see alot of differences in this world.... some children yearn to study but don't have enough chance to do so, or rather than saying no chances, its better to say they don't have any other choice left than to work and earn their bread at a young age.
I used to think why there is such a lot of differences between each and everyones lifestyle.... Whenever I see a boy cleaning the tables in hotels, I used to think what wrong did he do that he is unable to lead a normal life, studying and playing with children of his age....

One incident which affected me alot and prompted me to write about this is- a boy, who's working for daily wages, looking longingly at another boy of the same age playing with his toys and his parents pampering him...
I'd never ever like to see such a scene even in movies... coz that is really unfair. If the boy was given enough chances to study and just a little bit of encouragement, he'd have gone to become the next Edison or the next Ramanujam, who knows.... But, even after that, if he doesn't fare well, then he lacks talent and we have no complains on that coz we gave him enough chances.I feel each individual should be given a chance atleast in terms of the basic education... then its left to him/her to take their life to higher level based on the talents they have.

But I know, God has got his own reasons for creating us like that. So, instead of just grumbling like this, I thought what can I do as an individual to change this situation. Let me see what I can do for this and I'm gonna do something for this cause... its not that I discuss about this and leave it as such... then, there is no reason for me to talk about this...
Anyone out there reading this..... please take time to think about this and do your best for this cause... Thank you...

Costly Weekend :(

The past weekend was a costly one for me... I went to a shopping mall with my friend, but didn't have any plans to buy anything. But, once there, I was tempted to do so on seeing a denim jacket.... Then, I ended up buying that and a pant too... Not just that, when I saw that there were some good offers 2+1 free on Universal cassettes, I bought them tooAfter coming home, I just told myself "Prasad, no more shopping for a couple of months atleast" :)

Friday, November 26, 2004

What am I going to write today!!!

I'm thinking.. thinking.. n thinking... for a long time..
Donno what I'm gonna write today...
I wanted to write abt the F.R.I.E.N.D.S series..... I love that series alot. I'm preparing an article on that. So, I thought I'd push that to a future blog.

Am listening to the Bryan Adam's song "I'll always be right there". What a fabulous song... its one of my fav Bryan Adam's number.... He really creates a magic with a simple acoustic guitar n fine lyrics...
Today, at work, we completed an important change request from the customer. So, all our hard work over the past few days have been paid...

Here in India, all people are talking about is either the Reliance groups' Ambani bros differences regarding the ownership or the Kanchi Seers arrest. And oh.... I forgot to mention another important issue.... regarding the Indian cricket captain Sourav Ganguly's fate regarding his 2 match suspension... if he receives this suspension, he won't be able to play the second test against the South Africans and that too in his home ground Eden Gardens....

Thursday, November 25, 2004

Family

Today was yet another ordinary day for me. I was not happy with the way the India vs SA test match ended..... it was a very lacklustre game which ended in a draw...
Anyway, hoping the next match atleast will be interesting....
Ok then, today I came across this lovely article abt Family. So, thought of sharing it in my blog...
Here is the article..

F A M I L Y

I ran into a stranger as he passed by, "Oh excuse me please" was my reply.
He said, "Please excuse me too; I wasn't watching for you."
We were very polite, this stranger and I. We went on our way and we said good-bye

But at home a different story is told, How we treat our loved ones, young and old.

Later that day, cooking the evening meal, My son stood beside me very still.
When I turned, I nearly knocked him down. "Move out of the way," I said with a frown.
He walked away, his little heart broken. I didn't realize how harshly I'd spoken.

While I lay awake in bed, God's still small voice came to me and said,
"While dealing with a stranger, common courtesy you use, but the family you love, you seem to abuse. Go and look on the kitchen floor, You'll find some flowers there by the door.
Those are the flowers he brought for you. He picked them himself: pink, yellow and blue.
He stood very quietly not to spoil the surprise, you never saw the tears that filled his little eyes."

By this time, I felt very small, And now my tears began to fall.
I quietly went and knelt by his bed; "Wake up, little one, wake up," I said.
"Are these the flowers you picked for me?"
He smiled, "I found 'em, out by the tree. I picked 'em because they're pretty like you. I knew you'd like 'em, especially the blue."
I said, "Son, I'm very sorry for the way I acted today; I shouldn't have yelled at you that way." He said, "Oh, Dad, that's okay. I love you anyway."
I said, "Son, I love you too, and I do like the flowers, especially the blue."

FAMILY
Are you aware that if we died tomorrow, the company that we are working for could easily replace us in a matter of days. But the family we left behind will feel the loss for the rest of their lives.
And come to think of it, we pour ourselves more into work than into our own family, an unwise investment indeed, don't you think? So what is behind the story?
Do you know what the word FAMILY means? FAMILY = (F)ATHER (A)ND (M)OTHER (I) (L)OVE (Y)OU

Ok then... thats it for today....

Tuesday, November 23, 2004

Its ME!!!


Prasad
Originally uploaded by Prasad's Memories....
Hee... he....... i'm blogging myself!!!

I was jus tryin' this Flickr site to upload my foto... found the site to be really interesting....

Didn't have much to say today..... was a quite and uneventful day.....

Busyyyyyyyyyy.... the term I dislike alotttt..

BUSY is the term I always dislike..... I feel this word is too harsh...
I had a lots of work to do today at office... thinking.. coding.. thinking... and coding again.... I feel a very heavy head now.. need a good sleep.

I thought I won't be able to write here today, coz of my work.. But I thought, I'm not too BUSY to spare 10 mins of my time and pen my thoughts.... Thats how I came up with the idea of writing abt being BUSY....
Anyway, coming back to the point.... Loads of work does make me work alot of time, but that doesn't mean I'm too Busy for my friends, or my relatives... or any other activities that I enjoy doing..... If atall I don't get time to spend with my friends, I make it a point that I get to them someother day.....
Having loads of work, not able to finish it & taking the work to home... this I really hate....
If I do so, I'll be really stupid coz then I don't know the importance of Time management and also the importance of relaxing n enjoying......
One more thing, never ever say u r busy for anything.... Suppose if a friend calls u, or asks u out.... or such situation occurs.... and if u don't like that idea..... then, instead of neglecting that by saying u r busy.... u can outrightly tell him/her that u r not interested with that idea....
That will make ur friend sad only for sometime, but saying u r busy will only irritate ur friend... n can lead to a troubled relationship.....
Believe me.... I've felt that myself....

jus some points to sum it up.......
-- u r never busy for a friend
-- always manage ur work and don't take it home... it sucks....
-- try to enjoy life each and every moment of it......

My weekend was silent..... I met some of my friends, had some nice chit chats with them.....
watched some gud movies in star movies n hbo... like Oceans 11, XMen 2, Bad Company, American Pie 2...... had some gud sleep too....

Ok, let me go home and have a nice sleep......

Saturday, November 20, 2004

Hurray.... Weekends here.... and Cricket toooooo....

And here comes the weekend.... after some busy days of work, I very much need this break. I've got some very busy working days ahead too. So, got to make the most of this weekend....
Am now listening to a Beegees number and enjoying the weekend mood in the office :)
Tomorrow the cricket match between India and South Africa starts.... so, i'll be glued on to the television.....
U know, I feel really strange when I watch the cricket matches.... The last series against the Aussies was a really bad one. And, during each and every match, I used to think... enuf of watchin' the same old Indian failure... but, the next day.... again I come and watch with the same enthusiasm... I also think I should never talk abt cricket to any of my friend after India loses a match.. but, again..... I can't stop myself..... I'll go lamenting abt India's failures...
And guess what.... when the next match starts.. things change.. i'll start talking abt India's chances of winning.... :))
I guess this is the feeling each and every Indian cricket buff is having... and this makes cricket in India - the most popular sport....
And all the Indian's out there... Chalo India.... lets support our team...
Best wishes for the South Africans too...
Ok then.... guys n gals out there.. have a blasting weekend...

Thursday, November 18, 2004

My first article....

Ahm.... let me introduce myself......
I'm Prasad Raghunandhanan, young and dynamic fellow(am I praising myself alot!!!) working as a software engineer in a reputed MNC in Bangalore, India.....
I'm from the beautiful state of Kerala, popularly called as "God's Own Country"

I luv music alot..... this is one thing that keeps me going on and on and on....
The next thing I like is sports... and that too cricket.. I know the Indian team is going through a very rough patch now...... yet, I can't stop myself from watching cricket...
Great were those days when I used to play cricket with my friends in whatever little space we used to get. But, now all those vacant spaces are replaced by new buildings....

Today I created this new blog for me so that I can post my views of certain things that happen in the world. Being from a very conservative family in India, I've grown up with some cultural values and follow certain traditions.... But, once I passed out of college and started working, I am now largely influenced by the Westernized cultures (asusual, this is one thing that the youth of India are really falling for... and I'm sure I'm not the latest victim :-))
I keep thinking many a times..... am I loosing my traditional values and culture???
This is a question that ponders my mind many a times...... But, I slowly found out that however modern I try to be, I'll still have the traits of Indian-ness somewhere deep in my heart....
Anyway, I think there are lots of issues like this which I'd like to think and write more, about what I feel regarding these issues........

Ok then, let me stop for now......
Will think about some issue to write on for the next article.... this is just a starter :))

~Smile~
Prasad