Friday, June 29, 2007

check out this inspiring post ..

P.S:couldnt help sharing this little song ..

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Saturday, June 23, 2007

I wanna outsource my job..Daddy!!!

Inside air Temperature: 27 degree Celsius (the manager is absolutely cool)
Visibility: very good (the manager can easily find out if anyone is napping)
Wind speed: 10km/hr but blowing in the direction against the company
Ambience: Designer furniture, Branded apparels, sophisticated outlooks, flickering laptops, coffee mugs…

The manager looks tense and worried (thumping on the desk.. and desperately trying to look serious). “Deadlines, customer satisfaction and margins”.
The engineer feeling pity for him:”Sir. Don’t worry...our team wont let you down...we will make sure the codes are delivered on time”

Manager: ”…who is bothered about that ugly jugglery of bits and bytes... Am worried whether my wife gonna like the perfume I promised her... Dude!!..I can’t afford another one if she aint satisfied with this...”

The engineer’s look at him with a stupid smirk gratified about the Manager ji’s frustration over his wife’s smell good vibes….

Well family has to be kept out of professional life and the meeting begins soon…The manager who had recited this “Mantra of the holy managerial dialect” several times before began…

Our business model should be based on lean manufacturing with stress on cutting edge technology...”

Well sir...”

The confused code monkey raises his hand and tightens his tie “well sir..Which edge should we cut... sir?”

Beleaguered and fuming the big boss blurts out.. ”Some wise old man told long time back.. Silence is golden. .I would deeply appreciate that if you would take that old man’s words more seriously. Will you please??”

Turning to the presentation.. “Team!!we are in a critical stage. Our products will be driven by market synergies”

Mr.Muniappan..”eh..Sir..i think we should ask Vijayan to drive..He has been sitting idle for days”


Manager falls down and accidentally activates the fire alarm system.

As per the drill followed last week, the employees run towards the coffee machines and after grabbing a Latte walk down towards the lift. This mock drill will take 15 minutes, so better have coffee at the safe assembly point...

Disaster management coordinator arrives at the safe assembly point and declares that it was a fake alarm to the utter “surprise” for the thousands gathered there...All efforts to bring a sense of panic falls in vain.. Crowds yawn as he says that this time people came out in 33 seconds and hasn’t met to target of 31.5 seconds prescribed by the federal authority of fire control.
(Overheard: Only if he knew that there would have been a real panic attack if they blocked in office )

Several weeks later…

Another day to foster beliefs that the company is a fun place to work... we are celebrating valentines day!!!!..

Love is in the air”

....Declared the hostess who had come exquisitely coated or err in civilized ways decorated in a carton of cuticura powder and lipstick which more looked like the ketchup from the canteen..

(Overheard again…)Sniff sniff…really!! ...I get some kinda burnt smell actually…”

Hostess continues…

As per company policy we are celebrating this day to foster love between Java and foster love between Linux and Windows... all resource couples come forward and give each other a memory stick and make this day a memorable event..!!!!

The single baccha was having his “you just can’t stop eating Lays micro-chips” near the lawns and lookin seductively at the test engineer who was standing a few feet away...

He had never seen a bug free female in the local area network. After recharging his batteries and he started his RAM in full capacity and propelled towards the patch of grass.

But in between stood Virus Kumar who was in closer proximity. .

Baccha calls in his buddies Spyboot Joe and Norton Thomas. But they were not handy enough.. Virus mercilessly steals her away and our single baccha went looking for Linux and Unix who were gay pals...

Meanwhile the empire was facing problems from clients who overestimated statement like .net competency and 12 years industry experience..

Our legal advisors reasoned with them that .net competency just means that he is competent in typing dots at a rapid pace and he has been industriously drinking free coffee at office for past 12 years …(Smart lawyers we have!!)

So apun ka hero suddenly found that macros and stuff weren’t that cool. He calls up Dad and Mom who are in offshore... Btw they are handling the delivery of LIC bills and bug fixes at home..

Son:” tired of this s/w life..i want to do something original..something challenging
Dad over to Mom: ”hey think V1.1 of our child is outdated..time for a upgrade..”
Mom:”yeah..V1.2 has finished his computer engineering and can be deployed anytime soon..His acceptance testing is scheduled after his 8th semester..

Dad: ”V 1.1… well drop in a mail and place a official request in the recovery system for rollback..Please don’t forget that a hefty fine will be imposed on you since the shareholders (myself and wifey ) haven’t received the returns as expected..Please note that you have to wait till your brother V1.2 is deployed

indecipherable messages...x0124458bC running out of memory space...1024 bits..RAM..ROME..scarce....and then a weird silence...

V1.1 crashes in dismay..

The matrix still survives…

Life aint nice anymore for outdated people and well’s! ;-P!!!

Thursday, June 21, 2007

The old easy tag!! ;-P

A tag that I hope gets me off the block.. I was tagged by this lady who never crumbles under pressure and hence logically named her blog CRUMBS!!

The inconsequential rules are:-
* Each player starts with eight random facts/habits about themselves.
* People who are tagged need to write posts in their own blog about their eight things and post these rules.
* At the end of your post, you need to choose eight people to get tagged and list their names.

So here it is:

1.Adrenalin rush and I don’t get along with each other.. I prefer a quite coffee in a balcony over-looking the Alps to the roller coaster in Disney land

2.I love cocktails especially Pina Colada..!! I wish that taps back home supplied Pina colada instead of the deceptive chlorinated water.. Caribbean’s are really the most lucky people in the world.. Pina Colada and pristine beaches.. Shangri La!!

3.I have a celebrity crush almost every month. All started some time in the 90’s.. After I saw ‘1942 a love story’ Manisha Koirala was the best thing in the world! Well then I figured it out that 1942 was a long time ago and she must be an old nanny by now. Nowadays I like this girl in the song... minnalazhakey!!

4.I used to believe wouldn’t seriously affect my daily life.. But seriously I have gone numb after I saw “Sivaji”.. The movie is a real trendsetter. It breaks all rules of common sense and established limits of exaggeration. Man how could you come up with such a stupid movie!!! Docs say it is a case of irreversible psychic shock-induced cognitive impairment!!

5.I have an irresistible appetite in the mornings. . Back in Mysore, I used to pay extra bucks for my morning breakfast in the mess feeling ashamed that I was cutting deep into their profits!!

6.I love cooking.!!. But it really pisses me off when folks exploit under the pretext that I like cooking. I sincerely believe that a meal with the wrong amount of salt and spices cooked with love is much better than a meal with all the right ingredients but cooked with grudge and sadness. Guess folks who did shared accommodation knows what am talking about…

7.I play it absolutely cool during air travel when those severe turbulences happen. I give this...”Eh...It happens all the time...You know I have seen this before ;-P” look to the startled fellow passenger.. Honestly I guess I might have been the only tensed freaked up guy in the whole aircraft (Those nice perfumed tissues covers up all the sweating that is happening)!!

8.I love boat rides. And especially relish the ferry ride to office. It is like the boat caresses you before the hard grind in office. There is something melancholic about the sway of a boat.. It reminds me of idle times…

And the tag goes too..
1. Alexis who is getting a wee bit lazy like me..
2. Anjali coz she tagged me with the most difficult tag evah and I need to figure out how to take that tag..
3. Red Soul who apparently bought a new cam and clicking snaps to glory
4. Anyone who saw Oceans 13
5. Mishmaash..I know you are a foodie blogger..But in case you get time for something different…
6. Anand..Where the hell is he now!!!
7. Nariyal Chutney..Well only if you served Fish Mappas as well!!
8. Any Frasier fan!!

Friday, June 08, 2007

Ammachiyude oru kochu thamasha!!

Sometimes the best humour comes from the most unlikely person..

During my recent trip back home, I had visited my great grandmother's place ...98 years old and still as sprightly as ever...We were visiting her along with my mom and grandma..It was 3 generations goin to meet the senior most of all..

My great grandma was meeting my Grandma after a long gap and I simply couldnt help but admire her humour sense when this happened..

*Grandma getting inside house slowly with the help of a cousin.*

*Great Grandma comes out to the living room in a jiffy..*

After having a look at the visitors at home..GG smiles and tells mom..

"Pennamma(Grandma) looks very old..isnt it..Naatukaar parayum Pennamma ente ammaya ennu!!(The public will say am her daughter!!)"

Someone pulling of such a lovely joke at that age.. simply superb Ammachi..

Monday, June 04, 2007


21 days of absolute bliss is over…Was on a vacation for last 3 weeks and am sorry for the delay in replying to the comments.
I was enjoyin my stay at home as much as possible. Devoured obscene quantity of food. Traveled places…spend time with family…attended countless functions...met friends…
Never felt ever more that 21 days is such a short period…

Neways now I have ample time to read all the blogs since am back in my work place!! ; -P

Well wanted to write about my trip to Berlin before I left for India and it never worked out coz of hyper state I was in anticipating the home trip..

Christopher Columbus, Vasco de Gama..Well I feel like am in the same league now... Last weekend I went to a place I long wished to go. Infact I remember an old tag in which I mentioned Berlin as a place I wanted to go, but never did I believe I would really make it there…

This trip was peculiar for two reasons.. First I went to this place coz I am quite passionate about holocaust and the world war…Secondly I have never been on a solo trip as I usually travel in a herd…But this time I wanted to see Berlin solo and go on a trail along the Berlin wall..

I was in a jovial mood that day and didn’t want to start off with anything sad... Landed up at the Berlin zoo, which is quite famous being the largest zoo in the world and now in the news coz of a polar bear called ‘Knut’..

Well was amazed at how well the animals are taken care off...lavish space and barriers avoided as much as possible.. Infact no cages wherever possible. The zoo takes special care that visitors actually learn about the animals and educate us about why they should be protected..

It was beautiful to see children interacting with animals… They are taught from a young age that animals should be loved…(except chickens which we can eat)

Few movies, books.. and pictures.. The world war, which was never interesting for me in school is something, I find intriguing… Went to this place called Topography of terror along the Berlin wall where they explained the rise of Nazism.. Infact just reading them are chilling enough..

Visited the Brandenburg gate which has lot of history behind it..well am not explaining em all..The Reichstag.. if you remember the famous photo of a Russian soldier flying the flag..this place is now the most visited parliament in the world..

They have build a glass cupola on top of it from where you get a panoramic view of the city..

One good thing I like about Germans are that they don’t try to hide their past.. They are guilty about the past and they make sure that the next generation doesn’t forget it and understand the terror of war..Well some critics say the new age German kids are forcibly made to feel guilty about something which they dint do..

The city is strange... One part is trying to forget the past..New buildings on the stretch of the old Berlin wall. And replacing the sober building in the east side of Berlin with new modern ones..
Whereas other places where they try to retain some monuments as a reminder to chilling past like the remnants of the Berlin wall..the holocaust memorial..

I have never felt more haunted when I sat in the holocaust memorial for an hour..the place is a work of abstract art. Just stones arranged in a square. No inscriptions... No tombs...Nothing...Just grey stones..

As if to remember how colorless life was for the Jews...People do graffiti on the stones inspite of the sanctity the place demands...Weird that the chemical used to wash of the graffiti paint is made by the same firm which made the poison gas which was used to kill the Jews in gas chambers…the coincidence was too strange..

The brauer strasse shows the actually death strip..the strip between the walls..where people where shot when they tried escaping from the east side of berlin to the west..

The lone cross in memory of a victim..

I was kind off feeling sad after visiting the places..inspite that most people come there just for the photo-op value of it..

Check point Charlie another interesting place..
picture of the same place a few decades back..

Visited Potsdam the next day..absolutely beautiful place..old European charm..grand castles. Amazing.. .gardens..well I think I ll buy that place when I win the Kerala lottery next time..

Well was lucky to meet his guy at the Olympic stadium..Okay I know u are thinking who this guy is..well even I don’t know..But cant u see they are asking for his autograph..So he must be definitely a famous person whom I don’t know..There was a American football match in the stadium and this guy is supposed to be a big star..

Well how worthless to see a famous person if you never heard of the person before!! ;-P

A solo trip means you dont get a snap of your own..but just managed someone who had a strikin resemblance...