Thursday, June 30, 2005

Father Son Moment....

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I really have no idea as to how to react to this picture that I managed to get from one of those circulatory mails. But you know what? This is one of those really touching photographs. :P

Try This: Papa Kehte Hain (Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak)

Wednesday, June 29, 2005

Something Touching!!

One of my friends sent me one really touching sms which really has a lot to learn from:

"I cried because I had no shoes till I saw a man with no feet!"

Life is full of blessings. Sometimes we're just too blind to see them. I feel very sorry for that feeling I developed towards the poor after reading this very logical message. But remember one thing, I really feel that we should only be content with what we have. Only something, that we should really expect something more which is realistic for Growth.

Try This Song: Socha Nahin Tha (Kaante, Shaan)

Wednesday, June 22, 2005

Nice Quiz!!

Akshay really has me to take this quiz. Maybe, I'll put down frank things frankly...

Names You Go By:

Big Ben

Three Screen Names You Have Had:

West Big Ben
Mika Hakkinen

Three Physical Things You Like About Yourself:

Broad Body Structure
French Beard
Strong Calf Muscles

Three Physical Things You Don't Like About Yourself:

Improportionte Height to my Width
Little Fingers against larger Palm
Cracked Feet (At all times)

Three Parts Of Your Heritage:




Controlled Aggression
Result Oriented

Three Things That Scare You:

Unusual Sentiments
Dogs Barks (Esp. Higher dB noises)
Ever Rising Petrol Rates in Bangalore

Three Of Your Everyday Essentials:

2 Cups of Tea (1+1)
A ride on my Silver Arrows (CBZ)
A Clean Siesta after gr8 lunch

Three Things You Are Wearing Right Now:

An "Adidas" Bermuda
A Lacoste T-Shirt
A Timex Watch

Three Things You Want In A Relationship:

Great Understanding
U Lead ur life, I lead mine to some extent
Mostly, Love me like u really should & I'll love u more than expected

Three statements that are not all true or all false:

I hate sleeping for long hours
I want to own a Mercedes-Benz
I haven't experienced true love so far in Life (This is apart from the obvious love of parents and nature)

Three Physical Things About the Opposite Sex That Appeal To You:

Long Black Hairs
Great Driving Ability
Humourous Attitude

Three Things You Want To Do Really Badly Right Now:

Go to the Western Ghats for a week long Drive
Get an Appointment Order with Intel
Eat A great Buffet at IndyJoe in Airport Road

Three Careers You Are Considering:

Systems Administrator
Aerodynamics Engineer/ Race Strategist
Racing Driver

Three Places You Want To Go On Vacation:

Bermuda Triangle (Curious to know about it)
Kemmangundi (Tallest peak in Karnataka)
New Zealand (Kool Snow capped mountains)
Paris, France (Romantic Motor Freaky people)

Three Kids Name You Like:


Three Things You Want To Do Before You Die:

Clear some mysteries that have arisen in my life
Race for a weekend in a Formula 1 GP
Talk with love to my loved one (if Any) for one whole day and give her all she wants
Some dreams are to be fulfilled which I prefer keeping to myself

Three People Who Have To Take The Quiz Now:


Try This: Idhar Chala Main (Koi Mil Gaya, Udit Narayan)

Monday, June 20, 2005

Disaster at F1; Narain Enjoys!!!

The US Farce

This was a never before and hopefully never again sort of race that took place in USA on the 19th June 2005. 3 out of 10 teams only took part in the US Grand Prix held at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The reason? For the first time in 2005, Bridgestone got things right and Michelin got it all wrong. Thats why. The Result? Narain Scored 5 points after finishing 4th. Jordan (A Backmarker) on the Podium.

How did it all start? Friday in free practice, Ralf Schumacher's Toyota went spinning on the final infamous turn on the banked part of the F-1 Track which is derived from the high speed oval used for Indy-car racing. The toyota lost a tyre due to unusual pressure created on the rear left and went spinnning backwards into the concrete wall at speeds nearing 200 Mph. This looked a carbon copy of his shunt in the same corner during the race. Only that time, it was a Williams - BMW car. Schumacher was out for 6 races last season. Luckily, this time, he will be back into the Toyota in 2 weeks time.

Now, the problem. Michelin, the dominating tyre manufacturer in F1 at the moment investigated it and realised that their tyres were coming under unusual but highly intense pressure which could mean disaster when the cars run for as long as 73 laps on one set of tyres (Under current rules, teams cannot change tyres during pit-stop unless it is really critical. So, only 1 set of tyres for the whole race which has to be decided before qualifying and used in qualifying itself).

As a result of the investigation, Micheling proposed 2 ideas for the rest of the weekend. First, the FIA permits Michelin to fly in a new batch of tyres only for the race only. The FIA rejected as this is against the rules that tyres cannot be changed between qualifying and race unless deemed unsafe. Second, some sort of alteration be done at the final high speed turn to curb the speeds so that the tyres dont buckle and collapse under constant loading. F1 Boss and Ferrari teams clubbed together and decline this one as well. As a result, Michelin suggested to all its teams to not race as Michelin cannot guarantee the durability of its tyres and hence, the teams may risk their drivers.

As a result, the above fotograph depicts only Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro, Jordan Toyota and Minardi Cosworth on the starting grid while seven other teams viz., West McLaren Mercedes, Mild Seven Renault, Williams BMW, Red Bull Racing, Sauber Petronas, Lucky Strike BAR Honda and Panasonic Toyota Racing opted safety over money and returned to the pits at the end of the Warm up lap which spelt a huge Disaster to the GP of US. Not only for the 2005 Season but also for the seasons to come. Very Unfortunate to realise that the F1 committee were unable to flex up the rules and use it to the benefit of Loads of Fans and in the interest of F1 as a Major sport.

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Today's Music: Forget About Dre (Dr. Dre, Eminem)

Saturday, June 18, 2005

Hindu Mythology: Flawless??!!

I just returned this morning from Mantralaya. There, I was struggling a lot in the heat for some time while a thought just ran through my mind. The thought seems to be the most toughest query that our elders may also find it difficult to answer. Surely, my parents couldn't answer this question. Now, before coming to the actual question, I might as well ask: "How Flawless is the Hindu Mythology??".

The actual question is here now. We know that God is the Almighty and immortal. Fine. But we seem to be unaware if God is immune to aging! If no God has any sort of End, then why does he experience aging? If Aging is not there, why are Gods like Brahma, Raghavendra Swamy and Shirdi Sai Baba portrayed as aged?? If Aging is present, then why aren't Gods like Ganesha, Subrahmanya and Ayyappa Swamy growing up at all?

I have no problem with aging. But the question arose suddenly when I realised that Gods like Krishna and Rama both got aged before leaving this mortal world for the eternal, back to where they belong. But still they are projected as in their middle ages. While Ganesha etc. are still in their boyhoods. But poor old Brahma etc. are in a stage of wrinkled skins.

The only convincing point which though I can't accept as an answer to the whole confusion is Lord Anjaneya (Hanuman) is mixed up in this Dimension. He is young at places, age old elsewhere. Try answering my thoughts. I'm left totally perplexed after one whole day's thought.

Try This Song: Haalallaadaru Haaku ... Raghavendra (Annavru)

Tuesday, June 14, 2005

We are Engineers!!; Are We???!!

Finally, the fortnight long blogging-break came to a sad end and I'm Back to blogging times...

Ahh!! The four year long B.E. marathon has come to an end. But this was not the style which one would have expected from the God Damn ultimate exams. I would rather mention this examiner's name and make him infamous the world over. But I always like to fight like a Man and accept whatever comes my way and act maturely.

Well, for people who have had a cakewalk of an exam everytime from 5th Semester by just studying around 15 days for 5 subjects, the theory paper this time was a nightmare considering the fact that we studied harder. 1 Subject - 1 week. The theory paper proved its name. Purely theory. What could've been a combination of 3 sub-questions per question, was bot to be. And how long do you expect to keep writing?

Forgetting the theory paper. Who does not know that the lab exam is a sheer work of the internal guide. It is intended at boosting the student's marks to a much more acceptable range. Well if you all accept this, then we are friends; At the wrong side of assumption. The external examiner we had was a real pain in the ass. He was hot as a Red Chilli. He started asking ambiguous questions. Ambiguous in the sense, questions for which VTU has not mentioned any written standards. Nor has our college responded to.

First error he eyed: Name of the external guide on the cover sheet of the report is missing. Well, my answer to that, I used the general template which was given to us by our College authorities. Blame them, not me!! He already rose in his temper.

Next error he felt: No Address of Intel in the certificate. Well... that is nothing valid. Intel has around 7 sites in and around Bangalore city. So they'd just mentioned Intel, Bangalore, India. This fool of an ass examiner tried to scare me by laying down my Report and saying "Im rejecting your project..". All this happened when our internal examiner was out for Lunch. When he came back, I didn't hesitate to complain to him. He just in turn told the external " Please look into his project.." and the external made no fuss of my internal examiner's words. I am assured that I will get at least 80/100. Hopefully, that is sufficient. As of now, I am satisfied that I am an Engineer and will be working in Computing environments.

Try This Song: Koi Humse...Chale Chalo (Lagaan)