Saturday, June 30, 2007

The tagging saga continues........

Well ive been tagged too...... Thanx to naveen for starting the game and mythun , shweta for continuing the saga and now its on me.......

First things first throughout this post ull find loads of dots after every sentence (i love to do that :D) , btw did u knw that three dots together are called ellipsis ...... well mine is a lot more than that ..... what wuld it be called ellipsisess or something :D.........

OK!!!! Not many people knw about me (i mean entirely).... Except a few , ie ,my two gods ( my parents) and my two best frends (arun and naresh).....

  1. Many of my friends know me as a good friend and a great helper... Yea thats true i can help unconditionally .... even give help to my enemies (though there are only few)....
  2. I could be really shy when i first me anyone (especially to gals) .... though many of my good friends are gals...... Dont talk much at first actually ..... I only talk when i have something meaningful to say..... becoz if i get excited i start talking bull shit with no sense..... so people think i m weird.... :D..... though everyone's weird in some way or the other......
  3. The thing people dont knw abt me is that i can hide my emotions pretty well...... U wont even get a clue that whether i am sad, hurt, angry but ya the most difficult emotion for me to hide is excitement...... well my brain jumps like incredible hulk when i am excited.......
  4. My mind runs the best when i am walking (with exceptions of exams :D ) ..... When i have a nice thought or imagination or something to do with programming .... I walk around the house... Believe me I sometimes dont even leave the bathroom alone...... :D .... Also people say my mind runs fast , but unfortunately my mouth fails to process the info with the same speed..... Hehe No flow control u c :D...
  5. This one could be really freaky...... I wanna have a out of body experience once , obv come outta it though.... No one wants to be in a coma forever :P
  6. I love the colour blue and its shades...... I love cricket and everything to do with it... I love cartoons too :D especially dragonball z...... I am a gizmo freak .... love martial arts movies too (bruce lee and jackie chan).... I actually copy those kicks and punches at home and broke a few things too with it faced my parents wrath :D.......
  7. My greatest desire is too buy microsoft .... I hate bugs u c... :D.......
  8. The last thing.... I am a perfectionist.... Whatever i do ..... whichever project i take it has to be perfect..... The only perfection i havent been able to achieve is keeping my room clean :P.... :D......
Well there are more things about me..... but somethings are better left unsaid........ ;) ..... :D .....

I tag : shweta , archana , kirtan


Rules of the game:

Each player starts with 8 random facts/habits about themselves.

People who are tagged, write a blog post about their own 8 random things, and post these rules.

At the end of your post you need to tag people and include their names. Don’t forget to leave them a comment and tell them they’re tagged, and to read your blog.

Monday, June 25, 2007

Eleven rules of life!!! ...

This i found somewhere and thought was pretty cool thing to share it ....... :)

This is a list of 11 things (rules) that you will/have never learnt in school or in college..... Schools/College often engage in politically correct teachings with no concept of reality.... This is what that sets up our(students) failure in the real world (Time to change isnt it!!! :) ) ....

RULE 1 : Life is not fair - get used to it.

RULE 2 : The world won't care about your self-esteem. The world will expect you to accomplish something BEFORE you feel good about yourself.

RULE 3 : You will NOT make 40 thousand dollars a year right out of high school. You won't be a vice president with car phone, until you earn both.

RULE 4 : If you think your teacher is tough, wait till you get a boss. He doesn't have tenure.

RULE 5 :
Flipping burgers is not beneath your dignity. Your grandparents had a different word for burger flipping they called it Opportunity.

RULE 6 :
If you mess up,it's not your parents' fault, so don't whine about your mistakes, learn from them.

RULE 7 : Before you were born, your parents weren't as boring as they are now. They got that way from paying your bills, cleaning your clothes and listening to you talk about how cool you are. So before you save the rain forest from the parasites of your parent's generation, try delousing the closet in your own room.

RULE 8 :
Your school may have done away with winners and losers, but life has not. In some schools they have abolished failing grades and they'll give you as many times as you want to get the right answer. This doesn't bear the slightest resemblance to ANYTHING in real life.

RULE 9 : Life is not divided into semesters. You don't get summers off and very few employers are interested in helping you find yourself. Do that on your own time.

RULE 10 :
Television is NOT real life. In real life people actually have to leave the coffee shop and go to jobs.

RULE 11 : Be nice to nerds. Chances are you'll end up working for one.

Thursday, June 21, 2007

Meeting with God - part 2

Read part1 too first before reading part 2

Madhav was lying flat on a solid floor. When he woke up he found himself on a greyish area. On one side he could see nothing except black and the silhouette of a door at the far end , and on the other side it was totally white, purest of the white and here too a door was present not too far away.

" Where am i ", he thought to himself. "What a weird place".

He suddenly felt a tap on his shoulder. He turned around and saw a man with a fairest complexion and a warmest of the smile. "Whoa !!! Who .. who .. are you? Where am i" , he asked to the man.

"Hey hey buddy !! Cool down . Well for starters i own this place. The black side is hell, the white side is heaven and the grey area on which you are standing is the intersection of heaven and hell " ,He said

"Who are you?" Madhav repeated. "I am God", He answered .

When he heard this Madhav burst into laughter. "hahahaha!!! Thanx man i wanted a good laugh."

God smiled again. The warmth from his smile was evident. "Well yeah people often have that
kinda reaction when they see me".

"I dont see any thing Godly about u. Where are your angels in heaven and in hell where are all those demons.", He said

This time God laughed. "Haha!! Well these are all the figment of your imagination. In humans ive given the power to think anything , it was a brainstorm of an idea, isnt it. There are no angels and demons. Sometimes humans amuse me."

"Ok prove it that you are God", Madhav said. God clapped twice and Madhav felt the grund on which he was standing was slipping away. The scene around him changed and he was brought ro a hospital. Madhav gasped "What the !!! Some kinda special effects God. Where am i?"

"You are in a hospital where your body is being kept" . Madhav looked around a bit and was totally taken aback by what he saw. He saw that in a room he was lying there on a bed , totally limp not even moving a muscle. He mother was crying in one corner of the room and in the other his father was talking to a doctor with a worried look on his face.

"Am I dead", he asked. "Naaaa you are just in Coma", God said. "That means i am going to be dead". "You ask too many questions, dont you?. ", God said. After sometime his gf(Gita) and his best friend(Roy) entered the room. "How is he now ?",Roy asked. "Not good . Things look pretty bleak for him. All we can do is pray" , doctor said.

After some quick talks they both left the room and went to the canteen. God and Madhav followed them. Just when they were about to sit, Gita burst in tears. "Hey Gita I am here. ", Madhav said. "They cannot hear you." , God said.

He heard Gita saying. "Only if i could've told him that i love him very much that he still has friends. I had so much to tell him."Gita said .

"Yes i know he didnt understand . He didnt wanted our help. I couldve helped him." ,Roy said.

Hearing this Madhav started crying "Thats ... thats my best friends. " ."Yea they are and they still like you." . God clapped his hands again and again the scene changed to that of a disco . There he saw his call center friends drinking and smoking merrily. "Whats this dont they know i am in a hospital."

"Oh they know ... But their addiction took them here. " . Madhav heared one of his friends saying . "That Madhav was a no-gooder . First he screwed himself up and now expects us to help" there were nods of appreciation all around.

Hearing this Madhav rage was taking over him. "You fool , I thought u were my friend"

Again God clapped and they were back to the heaven and hell conjunction. "See Madhav , all your life you failed to realize one thing that you have friends who love you. One bad time doesnt mean that youve lost everything. "
"Tell me why do we fall Madhav..... So that we can learn to pick ourself up" .

"I understand what you said . Ive failed all my life. But i wont make the same mistake again."

"Good.", with this God pushed him and Madhav felt himself falling backwards. When he opened his eyes he heard the nurse frantically calling "He is waking up! he is waking up." After a while many people rushed into the room. He saw his family and friends sitting gathered besides him.

Doctor said to him "Someone upthere must really like u son .".

After he fully recovered , he left the call center job and began his business again. He understood the meaning of life. One failure doesnt mean that u've failed for life. Try try untill u succeed, thats what great people are made up of.

Meeting with God - part 1

Madhav Mathur was very ambitious since his childhood. He lived a happy life. He has the nicest parent,a wonderful girl friend (Gita) and a best friend (Roy) he can count on. But life can always give u wat u least expect and when u least expect it to happen. This was the same case with Madhav.

He wanted to become a businessman. After graduation he planned to open up a new company. At first he succeeded , with the help of some investors he started a computer consultancy firm. But in business you can have your ups and downs and Madhav's case was no different. One wrong move and he ended bankrupt.

He lost everything , but most importantly he lost faith in his life and in the people he cared about so much. To pay up his debts he got a job in a place he would've least expected to go , a call center.
"My life is screwed", he thought .

He went to a call center situated in Malad in a building called Mindspace. He worked night shifts there. This is where his troubles starts. He found some new friends at the call center . Friends he thought would give him some peace of mind and would be there if they needed him. But this friendship was costly, he soon began drinking and smoking weed.

He thought now my life is the call center.
But fate had something else in store for him. One day while on his routine call from a customer in US.

"Hello this is Mark Madison from AT & T how can I help you sir?" he said in the usual American accent that call center employees are suppose to speak.

"Are u calling from India", a grumpy , bored with life type of man answered with US accent.

"I am sorry sir , I am not supposed to disclosed my location , but tell sir how can i help you", he said in a polite but impatient tone.

"Yea ", the American guy said. "You can help me by giving me your job", the American guy said with disgust.

He was getting impatient. Controlling his anger he said,"Sir how can i help you regarding your AT & T connection".

"By giving me your job you crazy fool", the American guy replied.

He couldnt control his anger anymore and he spat out at the American , "What do you think we are? huh . You Americans think , you are so smart , but the reality is your the dumbest of the lot." and with this he pulled out his headset more hurtingly then he intended to. With this he cursed in whispers "Bloody Americans".

Later he realized that his every call is been monitored. After a few minutes had gone by he got a call on his intercom . He heard his boss' voice , "Madhav in my office now" .

Fearing the worst he entered his boss' office. Before he can explain anything , his boss began , "you know the way u spoke , was totally uncalled for" . Lowering his head , he said "Yes sir" . "And this call center does not tolerate such non sense", "Yes sir" he repeated .

He again started his explanation , but his boss stopped him midway and said "you are fired, i dont want to listen to any crap of yours. You have one day to pack up your belongings . Now leave". He wanted to argue , but he knew how stubborn his boss was and gave up that idea.

This was the lowest phase of his life. Bankruptcy was ok as compared to being fired, he thought.
Instead of going home he decided to head for the beach which was 10 mins away from his place.
When he reached there , he immediately broke down in tears and looked towards the sky.

"Why God , why did you create me , why did you create such a cruel world. ", he shouted, this time with anger.

"I know you can hear me.", he continued. "I've prayed to your idol , everyday. But wat have you given me , nothing. People say you listen to the needy, hah they were wrong. I am sure you must be laughing at my situation." .

But as he spoke in the eerie calmness with only the noise from the waves, a shadowy figure was looming behind him . He looked hideous with rags to cover his body , but had a knife in his hand and looked no eager to have mercy.

Madhav sensed that he was been watched and turned around.

With the huge force he dug that sharp knife into Madhav's shoulder . "What the !!! Arrrrrgghhhhhhh ", he screamed .

He laid there flat on the sand wet with Madhav's blood and whiteness slowly taking over him.......

To be continued in the next part ..

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Universe is expanding ...... What!!! are u serious???

universe galaxyWe've all heard the Big Bang (universe was created with a blast)... But does any one know that it is expanding.... Yes expanding !!!
If the universe was everything that is there , then how could it expand and into what???........ Wasnt the universe expanding into another part in itself... This is what is called steady state theory(God knows what it is...)
An indian astrophysicist J.V. Narlikar and British astronomer Fred Hoyle sure think so ... that universe is expanding...

I was reading an interview in Reader's Digest with J.V. Narlikar and he explained that the distance between two galaxies is increasing over time.... hehe that means that the aliens will take more time to reach the earth than normal :D.... Earth is safe for now!!! ;) ....

Speaking of aliens ... are we aliens??.. Many people (cosmologists) believe that long long long long long and so on :D... time ago a space ship arrived with it some aliens and decided to make earth their home and from that moment evolution began ..... (so can we blame them for global warming and green house gasses ... its normal human tendency to blame someone or something .. :D....)

Ok! Coming back to our topic.....It is presently considered that dark energy is responsible for the expansion of universe, but no one knows exactly what dark energy is, what it would look like or if it even exists.... This mysterious force was discovered in 1998. It is accelerating the cosmic expansion that is causing the galaxies to rush away faster and faster..... Wow seems like science fiction isnt it......

As this universe expands and there is more space , these galaxies will simply vanish from the view as if they have fallen into a black hole or something.

In like about 100 billion years the only galaxies we'll see in the sky are those that are bound by the gravitational force (Universal gravitational force that we soooo fondly studied during our college days :D....)..... 100 billion years ??? :| ...I wonder if humans will still exist or will cockroaches rule the earth.... :D....

Many great discoveries of yester years has been a laughing stock initially with the people... for eg. Newton's discovery of gravity etc etc... This discovery has also been ridiculed a lot... who knows it may even be true..... Steady state theory has been in constant debate with the Big Bang theory .... who'll win .. only time can tell...

Science is based on facts not fantasy... Yet it seems difficult to digest the fact that the universe is growing bigger and bigger... There are still many questions to be answered and many truths to be revealed.... Untill then we wait or make discoveries ourselves :D....

Sunday, June 17, 2007

Yaaawwnnn!!!

Yawn!!!
This is exactly how i feel... Its has been a lazy sunday... Actually its been a lazy vacation so far.... So decided to spend my time on working on this look of my blog (So !! Did ya like it guys... ) .... Ive called it expressions of life.... Its deals with the moods of my life (Currently in a very boring mood hence the post title :D)....

To shweta and archana , my writing a story idea is scrapped .... sorry guys..... In short ill tell ya that guy dies he meets God and realizes his mistakes and well rest u can always imagine :D (Put ur huge brains to some good use .... :D).

Most of my friends have joined a company ... so no plans for the vacation either... I wonder i should be given the max time a person survived a boredom award.... :D .. hehe sorry for that PJ (i m in a weird mood).....

Just finished watching IIFA awards ... although I dont watch any award shows (OK!!! I was kinda forced to watch it... :( ).... Good performances though....... I really liked Boman Irani's comedy ...

And wat else .... yea if it can be termed as new ... i m learning how to drive :P .......

Phew!!! Atleast i've written something.... I'll end my day with this post......

Cya n tc

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Hidden Google sites....

Google is intriguing to many people (atleast to me).......
These sites perhaps you have never seen on google. But they exist (trust me... :D)..... Here they are the never before seen sites of google .... some created by google ... some not so created by google ....

- Google Mom
A tribute to googlers momGoogle sign

- Google Adsense for domains
It allows the domain name registration companies to fill in the empty spaces they have on there domains.

- Google dance 2004 and Google dance 2005
Check out the party going on in google..... and u thought it must be filled with geeks....... :D

- Google Stock
Get stock quotes using google

- Google docs and spreadsheets
Googles answer to MS office. Its been there for a while now.

- Google's honesty
Check out the humility in google's search results

- Google Wifi
Google provides free WiFi in Mountain View through Google Secure Access, a client that makes the WiFi connection more secure.

- Google Newsletter
A free newletter to all google friends.

- Google's easter game
Google has a online game too.

- Google holiday logos
Check out the google very famous logos for various situations.

- Google Tour
Take a preview into the world of google.

Unofficial google (not developed by google) site

- Google-X
Google-X was a project released by google labs, but was soon shut down due to patent problems.But still several clones/mirrors exist. Above link is a clone.... For other mirror click here

- GahooYoogle
Searches both google and yahoo. How cool can it get ;) ....

- Blackle
Ever heard of an enrgy saving search engine... Well this baby is one... :D

Monday, June 11, 2007

War with microsoft...... chargggeeeeeeeee!!!!!!!

This is whats gonna happen to Microsoft in the near future....

War with MicrosoftSo what's gonna happen to microsoft.... will it retain its empire or shrink down to the size of a peanut....

PS: It'll be even worse when i come into the scene.. ;)....:D

For better view of the picture click on it........

Saturday, June 09, 2007

Blogger tips...... Favicon

How to Insert a favicon?

Ok, now what's a favicon.........
Favicon (short for Favorites Icon) is a feature that makes it possible to associate a special logo or other small graphic with a web page.

The favicon is usually displayed next to the web site address. Much like the way shortcut icons are used on the computer desktop to distinguish computer programs and files, favicons can be used to personalize or brand your web sites.

FaviconOk here's how to display favicon on ur browser......
Before that u need to first upload an image that u want as favicon onto an online image host..... Most do it on flickr , but u can upload it on google pages (it provides a 100 mb space) ....
Ok once these things are taken care of all u need to do is :
1. go to Dashboard > Template>Edit HTML
2. Place the following code just after <head> tag
<link href='URL' rel='shortcut icon' type='image/x-icon'/>
<link href='URL' rel='icon' type='image/JPG'/>
U need to replace the URL with the path of ur image.... Plus if its a gif then just replace image/jpg with image/gif


Thursday, June 07, 2007

Akhiri Alvida.............

Hey guys its time to leave engineering and this recent song from strings for the movie shootout at lokhandwala is a perfect song for this situation (atleast for me) , makes me pretty nostalgic...... Nice song though........

Check out the lyrics..........

dhadkane khaamosh hain, kuch kehti nahi
yeh aakhari alvida na ho
chaahate aankhon se behti nahi
yeh aakhari alvida na ho
iss dard dil mein, dil mein rehne do
jo khauf hai aankhon se, aankhon se kehne do
dukh ki nadi chup chaap behne do
jo kehna hai tum dheere se keh do
yeh aakhari alvida na ho

dhadkane khaamosh hain, kuch kehti nahi
yeh aakhari alvida na ho

sab yaadein, jo baandhe the bandhan
kaajal, bindiya, haathon mein kangan
mehki rehti thi menhdi
gaata rehta tha saawan
inn yaadon ko sapno mein rehne do
yeh aakhari alvida na ho

aakhari alvida na ho
dhadkane khaamosh hai, kuch kehti nahi
yeh aakhari alvida na ho
chaahate aankhon se behti rahi
yeh aakhari alvida na ho - 2


Click here
to get the song.......

PS : Anything thats new and good..... there has to be a remix ... there is one for this song too... :D called the club mix (fancy name, dontcha think so.... :D)......

Tuesday, June 05, 2007

What Next!!!!!

One of my friends Shweta Ram has written a blog about this topic and that prompted me to think about my own future (thanx shweta it was about time actually :D....).... this is just some random thought that i got ... this post wont be long though.........

Now my final sem enggg exams are finally over (All went well except 2nd paper)......... Finally after a long wait of about 4 yrs ill finally be called an engineer.... Not so fast wait for my results to be declared ;) ..... Ahem!!! So after my results (i hope all clear) i will finally be called an engineer....

The main question i have to ask my self is what next?......
What am i going to do after engineering, is it an MBA or MS or GATE or A job...... to be frank there are loads of options i can choose from (that really is puzzling sometimes).... Its almost like a trivia question as to what am i going to do after engineering...... I hope my friends have better decision power than i have.......

My friends have chosen there path..... Some are going to US for an MS (i wonder if they will ever return)... some for CAT and some have got a job....

I am believer of destiny but to make my dreams come true just to believe in destiny is not enough , ill have to work really hard to get what i want (an O2 and a bike includes in that list ... :D).....

I have already got a job in Infosys...... So here i am waiting to join Infosys (waiting for their joining date :D)...... People often join big companies and forget about their own desires of achievements....
I have a desire(or desires .. :D) of my own..... Will I get there , only time will tell (all fingers crossed :D)...... But i have to stretch my capabilities to the very best ..........

After all secret lies in the fact that successful people form a habit of doing things that failures don't like to do ...... hehe Nice line to end with ;) .....................

Saturday, June 02, 2007

Two funny videos............

MR TECHNO
A really funny video......




WHO WANTS TO BE A MILLIONAIRE......

A person who calls his dad to say he has won 1 million dollars using a lifeline (Phone-a-friend).....