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Happy Birthday Kid

Happy B’day Kid on your first Birthday.

Last one year rolled out very fast and see your first b’day came so soon. It’s a perfect day to replay all the memories I have with you. You have given me so much happiness and you have no idea about it.

You were born exactly one year ago, due to a morning full of action about reaching train in time. From that day onwards your uncles, aunts, friends everyone has showered so much love on you. Kid you are loved by many people and thats why you grew up so soon.

You were born with speaking abilities since birth and you spoke about many differnt topics. You narrated stories, you shared experiences, you shared memories, you even spoke a poem and people around you are so generuos that they always listen to you happily. Some of them love you so much that they come  to visit you regularly and express themselves. They help you in growing up by giving you feedback about your skills and techniques. They are very supportive and you are today just because of them. Please request them to drop their letters as frequently as possible to make you happy.

Baby, I understand I am not able to give you much time now as compared to your early days but then I always love you. I am sure that you will grow more with time. You may be speaking less often but people will always be there for you.

I hope you continue to speak out your heart, tell what you feel and your uncles and aunts will always be there to listen to you.

Happy birthday to you my dear Blog  🙂

2 Great Holi Celebrations

3 Years back : The final year of BE and a semester of celebrations. Then how could holi would not have celebrated ? But I was unaware of the few hours that were to coming, when I woke up that day. I got a call from one of the friend saying be ready, we will be coming to your place in some time and then we will proceed to the next friend’s home.

The tiny muscels of the brain started moving and the exercise gave me an image of what might be coming. A gang was coming to my place and it was time to get prepared for lots of colors. So though I knew it wouldn’t help much, but still started  applying the defence against the color weapon. The immediate cover I could think of was oil and I turned the protect mode on by applying it to body and hair.

In some time the door bell rang and I saw few familar faces, all colored as expected and they asked me to come out of house with some water. I went out and saw a whole team ready to attack me and I was the only prey who was not colored yet. The entire apartment gathered on the roof to see the action movie displayed on the road. One of the friend had come with a cloth to remove the oil before applying the color. It took 5 minutes and 15 persons to convert a human look into devil one. Now I was just one of them.

But this was just begining, we headed towards another friends house having a lawn inside. And along with some snacks a water pipe was also offered :P.  Then the second round of colors started and the water was being poured in the centre of lawn creating a lot of mud. The guys started pulling everyone to the centre, laid him there and started jumping around him. The mud bath along with grass strenghened the devil look. Finally everyone was exhaused and time had come for rest. We rested in the lawn for some time and retured towards home for a nightmare of removing the color.

1 Year Back : Another final year of college and this time into my M.Tech in IIIT-H. A place which has given me numrous great memories and Holi was one such day. The excitement was more, fun was more, group was bigger, the place was bigger, celebrations was bigger and so were the troubles coming ahead.

The venue for holi was kept at football ground. ‘Thandai’ and ‘Pakode’ were offered as snacks at one stall and colors and water drums were kept at the ground. We started from hostel and the phase one was played with Gulal. Oh by the way I forgot to mention, we had decided that we will play holi gracefully, which was next to impossible in college and see in some time how it turned out :).

As soon as we reached ground, we saw hundreds of students all colored. Some were running behind others to get them colored, some with a water pipe in their hands, some throwing their friends in water drum. We also rushed towards the place where colors were kept and next phase was started with coloring each other. There were lot of people to color and all were looking so differnent due to color.

After some group photographs, I could sense a wave of danger which was going to torn apart our thought of graceful holi. And finally the expected thing was starte 🙂 and the shirts were being torn apart turning our tshirts into something which even a begger wont wear. The water pipe was then used to attack everyone and everyone also needed it to get rid of some of color. Then we all headed towards cofffe shop in the same state, drank some cold drinks in a hot sunny day and headed towards our hostels to remove the multi layered color from our skins.

Thank you so much all of you who were at these two holis which gave me these two wonderful memories, I would never forget. Today I think about the two worst holi in terms of so called ‘simplicity of playing’  but the best in terms of fun. Miss you all and a very happy holi to you and your loved ones. Also holi wishes to everyone not in this ‘elite’ holi group 🙂

Technology and language

The  language of the people shows the era we live in. It’s a reflection of whats going on around us. Impact on current technologies on the language we speak is the strongest evidence of this. I am not talking about the different languages but the way we express ourselves. To be more precise consider the kind of analogies we pick up from IT.

I remember few years back when someone didn’t understand something immediately, the common comment could be, “his ‘tubelight’ didn’t turn on 🙂 “. Today, under similar condtions, I have heard sentences like , ‘he has got a Celeron processor’. The intrusion of IT terminology in our day to day conversation has been phenomenal especially people like me in IT industry. Lately  I had observed quite a few times that we were discussing some non-IT topic or even making jokes, and suddenly we were talking in terms of IT. I paused for a moment to think about the kind of talk and how boring would it be for a non IT person.

Few intances when such sentences hit my ear were like :

1. You can’t remember this, u got a volatile memory or RAM

2. I am not able to recall, my data server is down.

3. You should not take this much time to answer, replace ur processor.

4. I am feeling tired, time to recharge myself.

5. I wish I could undo/ ctrl+z this.

6. Ping me ( used when u r nowhere near communicator 🙂 )

Some of you might say, who talks like this but I have heard such sentences and who knows may have used similar ones myself.

One of the PJ I have told sometimes is my  mother tongue is C :).

There can be tons of such examples and many of you might have to share. Spare one minute and scribe down any such example u may recall or fetech from ur own data server :).

And before I end this post, let me give you one more example of my point which also gave me idea to write the post. One of the nonsense gmail chat that I have all the time and I am sure all of u have at some point of time.

My Friend : You haven’t written something for a long time.

Me : All the windows of my brain have been closed.

Me : So whats going on  ?

My Friend : Nothing much.

Me : Ok, so u can write some thing too.

My Friend : All the windows and doors are closed.

Me : U r in microsoft, u just need ctrol + o

open WINDOWS , u have GATES

My Friend : nothng works , when blue screen  is in front of u

Me : blue screen with white chars 🙂

My Friend : yeh

Me : You gave me an idea to write something  🙂

Behind the Scenes

How many of you have seen 3 idiots ? I guess majority of us. How many of you  could not stop appreciaing the fact Aamir khan was looking so young in the movie that we forgot his real age is 40 + ?  I guess again majority of us. How many of you thought about the make up stylist, hair dresser and dress designer who worked hard to make aamir look young. Ane one ?

This is just an illustration of the fact that there are lot of people who work behind the scenes without getting the credit or apreciation for their efforts. This happens at all the places but let’s talk about the favourites- moives : ).

Ofcourse Aamir worked out a lot, lost all his body that he built for Gazini, but when I was watching 3 idiots for the third time in theatre :P, I couldn’t stop thinking about all the factors that made us believe aamir as a college going student. Look at the hair cut he has got in the movie. Hair cut in short with a style to make him look young. His round neck T shirts and the bag gave him a look of college going student. All this small things made us believe in that student and never allowed our eye brows to raise over the fact that an actor is playing the role half of his age.

Think about the extras who dance around lead actors, practice for many hours before heros arrive on sets and get paid a very less amount. Think about the light man who handles the lights. works in heat, in risky postions at heights and doesn’t get his due respect.

I always wonder about the huge no. of people who work for  a movie and only some of them get credit. I know every one might be shouting by now, that it happens every where :). But still we see a movie and give our verdict in 3 hours and we never know how much effort was put even to make a bad movie. Despite of all the controversy about the script of 3 idiots, a lot of thought has been put up in the script. It took more than a year to make that script and it shows in the sequences built up. One instance was when they were caught eating in the wedding recepiton and aamir comes up with a fake project about inverter. But later on he comes up with the inverter. So that one scene was not just for fun.It actually linked in and thats where thought was put up.

Alright, not so much analysis needed everytime we watch a movie. But this is just salute to all the people who work behind the scene to make any movie a sucess or better to say turn up in shape as expected. Rest ‘all is well’ 🙂

Republic Day

I will start the post with a SMS I got few hours back and which indeed will enlighten the crux of this post

“Bharat ke besharam logo , agar 2 din baad valentine/friendship day hota to abhi tak 100 SMS aa gaye hote. Wishing you happy republic day”.

And if you think for a moment, it’s completely true. Republic day has become just a holiday to majority  of us, including me. The maximum we do is to watch the ‘parade’ on tv along with sips of morning tea and I have not been doing even that for last few years. If it would have been some other special day, we would be wishing our friends, family and close ones. But no excitement is there for this important day.

The day had maximum importance in our lives when we were in school. The preparation for the day’s events used to start many days before. The enthusiasm was great towards the entire celebration. In addition it used to be favorite topic for essay writing : ). Somehow we were connected to day and in turn some thoughs were put towards nation.

Things started changing and now sadly the day has lost importance in our lives. We are not concerned about the day apart from the fact it’s a holiday and an opportunity to relax and enjoy. The question I asked myself was do I ever think about nation in a way that I used to think when I was in early years of school. Alas ! the answer came out as a ‘no’.

But then I am trying to fulfil some duties towards nation. I think the best way to serve our nation today is working peacefully, following laws, helping those who need help  and contributing to overall growth. Let’s keep our cities clean so that we don’t feel emberresed when an outsider comes to our cities. Let no one gets chance to point a finger at something bad happening in some part of country. I know it all sounds day dreaming but atleast put a steap ahead, if we can’t complete the walk. I think this will be the best way we can give some thing back to nation. Like Dr. Kalam building our own India 2020 vision. Lets think for atleast one day about our nation in addition to ‘ I ‘.

Happy Republic Day to every Indian.

I am not flying kites this year

Today is Sankranti, Sky is also clear

But, I am not flying kites this year.

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When I was a kid, times were diferent,

We were on the roof, entire day

Forget all hunger and all the work ,

Music was also played by the way

Friends and family were also there,

But I am not flying kites this year.

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Now, I am in office working today,

Recalling memories of that  day,

Thinking about the fun I used to have,

Things don’t work here in my way.

I don’t want to shout, let no one hear.

But, I am not flying kites this year

Some small talks

Hyderabad 2 and half years back : I have been in hyderabad for over 2 and half years now. When I first came to hyderabad, the first impression was great. The city was great not only because it was software industry hub because the way it was set up. Clean roads, greenery at most palces, hitech city and offices, lots of good restaurants, outing spots: all this made a great palce to stay. But most important aspect which I observed was safety. I didn’t heard any major problems from security point of view. Ofcourse there used to be small incidents but by large it was very peaceful. People were busy in their life and everything seemed to be ok.

Hyderabad Today : Things have changed a lot and not for betterment. Earlier two bomb blasts took place killing several people but still it didn’t hurt the image of city. But recent developments have impacted city’s image a lot. All of sudden many news about disturbance in city keep coming. Telangana issue bringing so many bandh one after another along with destruction to public property. Now reliance stores being attacked  in other parts of andhar because of a news channel. Though people can argue that I do not belong to this part, so I don’t understand the sentiments involved and it can be correct to certain extent but few things are beyond my understanding for sure.

The first one that stands out is ‘why do people start comitting suicide whenever something happens’. First at YSR’s death incident, then due to Talangana issue ; everyday I read in paper that these many people comitted suicide supporting the issue. If the reasons are something else, some logic can be applied but comitting suicide for such issue is wasting your life. The astonishing part is many educated people doing such acts.

Autos in Hyderabad: There are some unique things about hyderabad autowalas :

1. They are one of the best when it comes to hiking the rates. If yor are new to city and are not aware of rates, they can ask you to pay 3-4 times. I know other city auto walas can claim thier records, but I still hyd. auto walas at top..

2. Between two same source and destination, they will charge differnt from different sides.

3. Excellent concept of sharing autos and only hyderabadi autowalas can drive when three persons are sitting in front along with him on the small seat.

Chalte Chalte : They say that whatever you learn is never wasted. My hobby of listening to music came in handy in office. I won the Hindi Antakshari in office  along with two other team members. Not a very big deal, but something to cheer about. Many conclusions could be drawn after the event. Team work is important as my team member handled the old hindi songs and I handled new one. Thus music can give you pleasure and chance to get more pleasure. So keep the musical devices and senses on. 🙂 Have a happy week.