Saturday, January 30, 2010

What doesn’t meet the eye…but should have! (mine in particular)

No, this is not about some deep philosophical thought that I stumbled upon. This is not about human behavior and the workings of society. It’s much simpler and perhaps very trivial. So don’t let the heavy title make you think I’m trying to dissect the human race.

Until it was pointed out to me, I never really noticed it. And when I did, I was amazed at how such a small little adjustment could bring out such meaning. I’m talking about the FedEx logo. (Now that title, would get anyone thinking this post had something to do with anything but this! Remember, IRONY)

This might not be news to many, but in the FedEx logo, the E and the X are put together in such a way that the space between them makes a pointing arrow shape.(i have circled it in the image..)

I did not notice this. I liked the logo as it is with its pleasant color and clean font. The smoothness of the letters seemed good enough to me for a logo. But this subtle and clever little act made the FedEx logo all the more exciting. To me, it transformed the essence of the company from being a delivery service to a focused and determined organization.

There are so many things that we might miss out. We just overlook them and stick to what we “see”, rather than what we “perceive”. Keen observation is the key to acquiring deeper knowledge and better understanding.

I think I’ll try this philosophy on for size... 

Friday, January 29, 2010

May be, is this true love???

I don’t see the majority of the world's concept of love..

I feel like a true love is when,

A guy who calls you beautiful instead of hot…
Who calls you back when you hang up on him…
Who will lie under the stars and listen to your heartbeat, or will stay awake just to watch you sleep...
A boy who kisses your forehead…
Who wants to show you off to the world when you are in sweats…
Who holds your hand in front of his friends…
Who thinks you're just as pretty without makeup on…
The one who turns to his friends and says, 'that's her.'…

I don’t judge that people can end judging extensive enough to love. After the new wears off, the verdict sets in. verdict will kill love all time. That is, if love exists at all.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Boring LIFE!!!

When people say "life is short". What the hell??? Life is the longest damn thing anyone ever does!!!

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Chetan Bhagat : 2 States: The Story of My Marriage - A Review

Actually I have read Chetan Bhagat “Five Point Someone” years before (I think I read that novel when I was doing 2nd yr college.. 2005..). After that I dint have chance to read any on his novels…

Last week my brother sent me “2 States – The story of my marriage” e-book via email..

The introduction of the story starts as:

Love marriages around the world are simple:
Boy loves girl. Girl loves boy. They get married.

In India, there are a few more steps:
Boy loves Girl. Girl loves Boy.
Girl's family has to love boy. Boy's family has to love girl.
Girl's Family has to love Boy's Family. Boy's family has to love girl's family.
Girl and Boy still love each other. They get married.

And 100% agree with him..

The story line is very simple and straight forward describing the happenings in Indian middle-class family..
 The novel evolves between Krish and Ananya who are from opposite poles and decide to get married. The story is about concept of marriage in India, you don't just marry the person.. You also have to marry the boy’s/girl’s family.

Krish Malhotra, a Punjabi guy with a hasty mother who can't think of anything but caloric food, gifts & money and the "value" of her son is outraged when she comes to know that her son has fallen in love with Ananya. Ananya Swaminathan is from an orthodox Tamil Brahmin family whose attitudes are traditional. The various plans and adjustments that the two of them make to get their families to accept them are quite entertaining.

The story is centered around Ahmadabad, Delhi and Chennai. Being a true Chennaiite I felt that Chetan Bhagat had exaggerate many characters of the Tamilians. In the beginning i found myself accepting some incidents in amusement, but there was an overdose of it. For example he derided the fact that people ate out of banana leaves and kept inquisitive if the leaf also should be eaten. I felt he was being a little regardless of being an IIT/IIM grad...

Chetan Bhagat had putted in extra amount of spices, to keep the readers enthusiastic on to it. The story looks too cinematic sometimes but 75 % of people know that these kind of situations do arise in India..

Altogether “2 States: The Story of My Marriage” is totally breezy to read. A story so vital to many of our life and the reactions are so typical of our parents..

Some may think that I’m flattering this book too exceedingly and some of you might even tell it is a dash of the Mill & Boon love stories but the point is that, the way he presented it was really good.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Its Bhogi!!!

Bogi festival or Bhogi is the first day of Pongal and is celebrated in honor of Lord Indra, "the God of Clouds and Rains". Lord Indra is worshiped for the abundance of harvest, thereby bringing plenty and prosperity to the land. Thus, this day is also known as Indran. On Bhogi all people clean out their homes from top to bottom, and collect all unwanted goods. This day is meant for domestic activities and of being together with the family members.

Bhogi  Celebration in my house....

My mom waked me in morning 4, to burn the waste things...
Then i went to sleep again..
I waked @ 7..& went to terrace..
It was very foggy.. it was like being in ooty or kodaikanal..(but the climate wasnt like that...)
I took these pix @ 7.30 a.m....

My neighbor compound....

My house terrace....

Our Bhogi burns...

& i took these pix @ 8.30.. while going to office.... & it was still Foggy!!!..
Welcome to Kumaran Nagar!!!!

Free me!!!

I lay reckless
I lay needless
Wish you away
But draw you near

Into the flames
Upon a blaze
Mist descends.

Leave me dry,
Weary and hazy eyed.
Deprived, I am happy
Granted, I am happier still.

Mysterious and seductive
These formless shackles.
Free me today, to snare me tomorrow.

Thursday, January 07, 2010

Evolution…get on with it!

I think its high time man evolved to have an extra pair of arms. Creepy as it might seem, just think about it. We’re always multi-tasking. We write while we type while we answer the phone while we drive while and so on. So why hasn’t man developed an extra pair yet? Are we just going to stop with opposable thumbs and no tail? That is so 25 million years ago!

Oh the extra pair of hands would be real fun. Think of all that you could do? It’d be great for basketball, would be murder in boxing, would mean work would get done quicker in the kitchen and think of all you could do in bed….and I mean hold a book, tuck yourself in, hold a glass of water or chips and scratch wherever you needed it!

Shouldn’t we be evolving by now if any of this evolution crap is true?

Tuesday, January 05, 2010

Respect the Junk!

Why do we have junk food? When everyone claims that is so unhealthy and blah blah, why do we have junk food joints at every corner? And how dare we call it junk The only person I know who can live on a ‘healthy’ diet is Bugs Bunny. And that’s why he stays so thin!

everyone talks about how bad it is for you, and how you should switch to a healthy green and leafy diet…first of all, if junk food is so bad what’s it doing all over the world?

Monday, January 04, 2010

Sunday, January 03, 2010

Hand at poetry

Hand at poetry…
Now a crazy person as I am to rip the poem apart!
Spiral, seamless
Light as ever,
Float before my eyes.

Smoke from the cigarette is sooo cool…just float no matter how many times I try to make an ‘O’

Whither away,
In smoldering heat.

I sit here in vain
Being at work is such a pain
Everyday is just the same
And birds fly out from my brain

I need a pre occupation
I need a lively sensation
Or I’ll end up in damnation

First, check your face for any moles, and then look at the diagram above to identify the number(s) that are a closest match to the moles on your face. Usually, the moles only hold meaning for you if they are prominent and they are the only one. If your face if full of spots, acne or "little" moles, they do not count. When you've ascertained which position corresponds to the mole on your face, look up the meanings listed by numbers below.

Position 1 to 3
As a child, you are somewhat rebellious and a free spirit. You have an innate creativity and work best when you are given a free hand. Generally, your superiors like your avante garde approach to life. If you have a mole here, you are far better off in business and being your own boss rather than working for somebody. What is promising is that you have the luck to be your own boss.

Position 4
You are an impulsive person, often acting with a flamboyance that gives you charisma and a sparkling personality, but you can be difficult when there are too many opinions. You tend to be rather argumentative, but never to the point of holding grudges. This mole tends to give you an explosive temper and should you decide to remove it, you will find yourself becoming calmer and more at peace with the world.

Position 5
A mole above the eyebrow indicates that there is wealth luck in your life, but you will need to earn it and work harder than most people. All the income you make must be carefully kept as there are people who are jealous of you who might attempt to sweet talk you into parting with your wealth. Be wary of those who try to interest you in get-rich-quick schemes. If you have a mole here, it is advisable not to be too trusting of others. Follow your instincts and be cautious. And never allow other people to control your finances.

Position 6
A mole here indicates intelligence, creativity and skill as an artist. Your artistic talent can bring you wealth, fame and success. It also indicates wealth luck, but this can only be fully realized if you follow your heart rather than stick to conventional means of making a living. Success will come if you are brave.

Position 7
Moles under the eyebrows indicate arguments within the extended family that cause you grief and unhappiness. This will affect your work and livelihood. It is advisable to settle any differences you have with your relatives if you want peace of mind to move ahead.

Position 8
This is not a very good position for a mole. Your financial position will constantly be under strain because of a tendency to overspend. You also have a penchant for gambling. The only thing is you must know when to stop. Meanwhile, someone with a mole here has a tendency to flirt with members of the opposite sex as well as with the same sex. Better be a little discerning where you exert your charms, or you might get into trouble.

Position 9
This mole position suggests sexual and other problems. It is an unfortunate mole and you are well advised to get rid of it. It brings a litany of woes and a parade of problems.

Position 10
A mole here just under the nose indicates excellent descendants luck. You are surrounded by family at all times and will have many children and grandchildren. You have the support of those close to you and will be both materially and emotionally fulfilled.

Position 11
Moles here suggest a tendency to succumb to illness. It is a good idea to have this mole removed especially if it is a large, dark-coloured mole. Otherwise use lots of foundation to cover it.

Position 12
A mole here foretells a successful but also a very balanced life. You are likely to be not just rich, but famous as well. But although you have every opportunity to live the high life, you will have a satisfying home and family life as well. Women with moles here are particularly lucky and tend to be beautiful and glamourous as well.

Position 13
Your children will be a big worry in your life. Your relationship with them is not good. There is nothing much you can do about this except to learn some tolerance.

Position 14
A mole here suggests a vulnerability to food which can be a big problem in your life. You may have allergies against certain foods or you may simply be eating too much.

Position 15
You are a person always on the move and constantly renovating and redesigning your house. You like to be introduced to new things and see new places. You are not happy if you remain in one place for long. You enjoy travel and adventure, and have a very observant eye.

Position 16
You need to be careful when it comes to eating, and also when it comes to your sex life. These are your two biggest problems. You tend to have weight issues which can make you depressed. You enjoy romance, sometimes with more than one person, but because you are a person with some morality, you will feel guilty about it and this will cause you much stress.

Position 17
You will be someone of great social prominence. You are active on the social scene and an excellent conversationalist. There is a tendency to become bigheaded about your success, which could lose you your good name. This will affect you deeply because you draw your confidence and self worth from what others think of you.

Position 18
You are a person always on the move. There is a great deal of overseas travel in your life, but you should take extra care each time you cross the great waters, as your mole prefers you to stay at home.

Position 19
You have money luck and many good friends, so this is a good mole to have. Your weakness is that you tend to succumb to the charms of the opposite sex. In your life, it is this that could get you into hot water, so do cool your ardour!

Position 20
A mole here can be very lucky or very unlucky. If you have a mole here, you are destined either for extreme fame or infamy. You have great flair for creativity and are also highly intelligent, but your talents can be used for both good and bad. You are not a person to be trifled with for you are no pushover and do not forgive and forget easily. This mole is a mark of someone who will go down in history either as a great or as a tyrant.

Position 21
This is a good mole, as it suggests plenty to eat and drink throughout your life. This mole also brings fame and recognition.

Position 22
Your life is always happy and things go smoothly for you. You could well become a sports superstar if you have the passion for it. Moles at the end of eyebrows also suggest a person of authority and power, so if you are the CEO of a company, you will do very well.

Position 23
You have a high IQ, and you are both brain smart and street smart. You have a highly-developed survival instinct and will lead a meaningful and long life. You will be active until a very old age and will have friends and family around you till the very end.

Position 24
You will achieve fame and fortune in your young age and you are advised to use this period to safeguard your old age, as people with moles here tend to have a harderlife as they get older.

Position 25
You will enjoy good prosperity and recognition luck, but do be careful of excesses. Stay traditional in your attitudes and you will have a long and fruitful life.

Friday, January 01, 2010

Give me a break!!!...

I stand in the long queue in front of an ATM after work. Just need to quickly withdraw a couple of hundreds and get home. Is it just me, or is everyone taking at least 15 minutes in there? Maybe I’m just paranoid. Hot day, tired after work, so everything seems slow and dragging….or maybe not. I time the lady that has just stepped in…move over dum ass who is trying to cut in line! C’mon!

3 mins…she has managed to enter the cubicle with all her baggage, dig through her hand bag, find her purse take out her card and put it into the slot….

Next 3 minutes….she manages to read the screen, punch in her pin numbers ad go from screen to screen and…she wants to know her balance first so she waits for the slip so she can find out how much she has left to withdraw from.

And the next 3 minutes…. She has to do the do a new transaction so goes through the whole process of punching in the pin and moving from screen to screen…and then she stalling to punch in the amount she wants….how about this much….or maybe not, maybe this much…

For the love of god woman!!

Next five minutes, the money comes out. She pulls it out, counts it, digs through her bag for her purse, takes out a smaller purse out of the big one puts in the money and puts the small purse in the big purse. She then puts her card back in and places the big purse back in her bag carries her bag and leaves.

And the next idiot walks in after she leaves. I’ve reached the front of the line and I read on the door: only one person per ATM…ok what the hell is that supposed to mean? There is only 1 ATM in there!

The idea of instant cash is a myth in this country, or at least where I am living at. First of all the machines are really slow. For those of us used to our cell phones and ipods and touchpads and the sort, we can make it through the ATM without much struggle. But the machines are so slow! My granddad can respond faster than these things!

And the next problem, people who just don’t have a clue what the phrase “Instant Cash” means…hello! The word “Instant”! Did you notice that by any chance? They take forever in there. Now I’ve had my share of spending too much time in the ATM vestibule. But that was just for the fabulous air conditioning! And I was sure there was no one waiting in line.