Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Anniversary Wishes for my parents...

Am becoming very lazy nowadays.. feeling sooo lazy to even update my blog...
Wanted to write lots of things but didn't get tht mood to do it atall...

First n foremost... Today is my parents' anniversary. So, here I wish them...
"Happy Anniversary to acchan n amma..."
I got a surprise gift also this time for them.. A citizen pair watch set... will be giving it to them when I go home next month.... Here is it...

To acchan n amma...

Ok... now for some random thoughts....
  • First n foremost... my passion.. sports.. Am happy to see Michael Schumacher back to his winning ways.. and tht too in their home circuit of San Marino... Hope he'll continue winning many more races from here on.. All the best Schumi..
  • Nowadays am hooked onto the songs of Gangster n Fanaa....
    "Tu hi meri shab hai..." in Gangster is a greattt song... am jus listening to tht one repeatedly.. as also "Chand sifarish..." in Fanaa...
  • I saw "Ice Age 2: The Meltdown" last Sunday. A cool movie.. jus loved it alot... I like all these Cartoon movies very much.. lots of creativity n imagination into it with very gud animation too... These movies will surely make u laugh and forget everything atleast till the time u watch the movie. The Incredibles, Hanuman, Finding Nemo, Bugs Life... lots of such movies...
    Do you also like such animation movies? if so, which is ur favourite one???

Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Back in the garden city, after an extended weekend at home...
I have lots to tell.. donno where to begin..
So, let me start with something very serious...

Last weekend, we lost one of Kannada film industry's major star Rajkumar. He was also a great person for the Kannada ppl here.. one whom many worshipped...
I guess all of you might have heared of this news as this spurred some violence here in Bangalore. Something which surprised me cos his being a natural death, I didn't think ppl were this crazy as to go on a rampage, shutting down all the offices, burning vehicles, destroying public property, making life hell for ppl for 2 days.
Somehow since I had booked a ticket thro' train, I had chances to go home tht day.. and still I had to suffer a bit as there were no means of transport to the railway station.. and when I asked an autowala, he said even if u give 500Rs I won't come. Another said u gimme Rs.250, I'll drop u safely... I said, tht much money is enough for me to take to my hometown. Tht was the situation here.. everyone was afraid to even venture outside. Somehow negotiated for Rs.150 and reached the railway stn 3 hrs before the actual train timings :)
But, some of my friends, who were to travel by bus, couldn't make it tht day.. and were struck up in Bangalore without food tht day..

Anyway, the point am trying to say is... I never felt tht ppl can be this mad to resort to such means of hurting others and even killing a policeman. I am sure Rajkumar would have felt bad to the core seeing all these happenings.. I know most of the ppl doing these are anti-social elements trying to take these opportunities and do all tht they want.. But, I can't accept tht such things happen in a cosmopolitan place like Bangalore. It happens only in India!!! is it??

The next issue is... when such a person's death n funeral is being made a big issue... there was one death which very few ppl noticed and which required, if not such huge, atleast a bit of attention of all the ppl.
Am talking abt the death of Javed, an 18-year old boy who saved the lives of 8 children in the Meerut fire that happened last week... He died after suffering from nearly 70% of burns after saving the kids... Little did we know abt this great act of bravery.

Do check out this link
Hats off for this young boy for this valiant act of bravery...

There are some more things I want to talk about... may be in the next post...

Friday, April 14, 2006

Vishu Aashamsagal...

Wish you all Happy Vishu... Happy Tamil New Year... and Happy Baisakhi too :)

Vishu marks the beginning of a new year for the ppl in Kerala. I had wrote a post last year abt what exactly happens on this day and what do we do.. all these u can check it in this link -> About Vishu

Today, I woke up early in the morning at 4.30am itself, saw the Vishukkani and then went to abt 5 temples nearby and came back..
I thought of taking a snap of the Vishukkani we kept at home, but unfortunately forgot to bring the camera :(

Now, enjoying the Vishu by watching new Malayalam films in TV...
I have lots to discuss about.. which I'll start in the next post...
Till then, enjoy the day...

Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Quota system? WHAT!!! More reservations.. OH NO NOT AGAIN!!!

Well I wanted to write a post on this right from the day they announced this Quota system...
I feel our Indian Cricket team is more predictable(till last year or so, they were really unpredictable, can spring surprises any time) than our political system nowadays...
Its such a crap of a system that they r trying to bring about. Sorry for tht language, I jus can't stop myself... How in the world did they think of introducing more n more quota systems!!
Now, almost all the major universities, including IIT and IIM, have nearly 50% of seats on quota system (adding the proposed 27% reservation for OBCs)...
What do u say to the students who work hard, day n night toil hard and try to get into those universities thro' merit? How will they feel when they come to know tht their seat is grabbed by someone who is well below his/her merit and still got in, thro' this so-called quota/reservations???

Ok, let me first throw some more light as to why am complaining so much abt this...
You know this quota system is in place for long long years in Tamilnadu... I guess there its almost 70% of the seats r reserved, right forom SCs, STs, MBCs to BCs.
The rest of the seats are in the open category too, I mean, if a person from BC or SC or any caste tops, the seat he takes in the university will go from the Open category and not from the reserved category.
So, all tht the other castes, outside reservation, get to fight is those few seats in the open category.
I did my Engineering in Tamilnadu and I was one of the sufferers cos of this reservation system. Thts why am complaining alot..
I ranked somewhere in the high 1000s (I guess 1017 or something) in the state entrance exams for the Engineering seats. I still remember tht day when I went for counselling in Chennai to select a college based on my ranking. All those who were around my ranking got into some good Government colleges whereas I got into a private engineering college only. I didn't go and ask anyone abt where they got into, cos I know they'll answer some govt college and i'll get more n more frustrated. I jus accepted that and did my engineering pretty well..

Ok, enough of this personal stories.. I'm not saying tht this quota system shouldn't be there atall. There should be some reservation for the lower class ppl but, tht reservation shouldn't be sooo high tht the ppl on the other side get affected alot. There must be a limit for all these. I don't want ppl all over the country to suffer like whats happening in some parts already.
Atleast spare the top institutions in this country like IITs n IIMs from these.. They should take ppl only based on merits cos they represent our country everywhere in the world... There shouldn't be any reduction of quality in these institutions..

One more thing, don't u think that we r trying to differentiate ppl and races by introducing such reservations? Don't u think that we all are one and we all have equal rights to do things we want to. I agree some ppl do need a bit of support, yeah.. right.. a bit of support but not complete support.. we shouldn't be spoon-feeding them, we should show the way to come up.
I saw the show The Big Fight in NDTV 24x7 news channel a couple of days back. They were arguing on this and it was nice to see ppl's views.. I hope some of u must have seen it..

Anyway, friends.. i hope u too agree that this reservation shouldn't be stretched to as much as 50%. If you feel so, sign this online petition.. Say NO to Quota system
Thanks..

Tuesday, April 04, 2006

the real menace is out now :)

hey all.. how have u all been doing?
am feeling great now.. had another trip to Kerala last weekend cos of the long weekend.... I also went to Coimbatore to meet my grandparents....
Am now again waiting for next week when there is another long weekend in the offer.. cos of Good Friday... The new year for us(ppl in Kerala) also falls on the same day n its called Vishu. So, me getting ready to celebrate it with my parents.. :)

And friends.. need some suggestions.. am planning to buy a new mobile Motorola's Moto Razr V3i model... the new model which got released a few months ago...
Check the features here -> Moto Razr V3i
I did a small search and studied the other models of the same range in Nokia and Sony Ericsson.... but, found this one to be very gud... What do u all think? Any issues any of u have come across in Motorola mobiles??
My old mobile has served me for nearly 3 years now.. Its a Panasonic GD68 mobile which is obsolete now :), but still I love this mobile cos its been with me for a long time...

Lastly, I felt most of my blog friends out here know me very well.. so, I thought I should remove this mask of Dennis, the menace and reveal the real menace!!! :D
So, here I'm open to the world now... :)

Currently listening to Darren Hayes' "Insatiable", a beautiful song....