Wednesday, December 31, 2003

Happy New Year !

Wednesday, December 17, 2003

A little tidbit from here and a little from there and a little whassup...

And Sandy wonders...

What it feels like when life fast turns into bullet points and checklists?

Rahul "The Wall" Dravid and company ushering in the jingle bells and cheers to a billion Indians back home.
That is a "Good noose" (Geoff Boycott ishtyle) for Indian cricket.
Someone called Mr. Rohit Gera's reaction about Indian victory comes on a city newspaper page one. who is he btw and

what on earth makes him to do this; even if he does comment why on earth this is on Pune times page one... Isn't it like someone called Sandy saying "i know him Mr. Vajpayee (its different though if doesn't know me in return) and he is doing quite OK these days..."

What the man in beard wants to prove by bringing the city to halt and that too at the early morning rush hour? Now they have it "officially" what we have been calling a cat and dog race in different formats and version going thru'out the town and they call it "Pune Marathon"....

Back to cricket, a la Gautam Bhimani (no one will ever ping at him on google); "How to win a series against Awe-stralia in australia?". Simple "Now since we are already 1-0 up just say time please during the remaining matches... and there's nothing like extra time as in soccer."

Its X'mas time and atmosphere is abuzz... shopping, buying gifts, and other preparations... But how do you feel when you see the old dictetor's bearded face on Time magazine instead of Isa Masih's, definitely not_so_good...

...And after helping in closing a million dollar's deal over the weekend, a pat on a back is the best reward than anything else on the earth... i wonder at this source of inspiration and energy... why on earth "we don't need no motivation..."

Tuesday, December 16, 2003

Because Where You're Headed Is More Important Than How Fast You're Going
A nice read...

Monday, December 15, 2003

Something to cheer about after a long gap,
the two Mumbaites gave again a ray of hope.
well played Duck

Sunday, December 07, 2003

Here is a book for those who wants to read more into co-incidences.

Just finished first 4 insights, can't wait to get also The Celstine Vision and the Secret Of Shambala from somewhere...

Wednesday, December 03, 2003

Have a Great Year Ahead and keep enjoying the work!

Thought I'd share this with u!!!

Did you know that next year is a leap year?
Therefore we work 1 more day!

Did you know that Worker's Day (1 May) falls on a Saturday?
Means we work 1 more day!

Did you know that Independence Day (15 August) is on a Sunday?
One more day of work.

Did you know that Onam (28 and 29 August) fall on Saturday and Sunday?
We work two more days

Did you know that Gandhi Jayanthi (2 October), a National Holiday is on a
We work for one more day.

Did you know that Vijayadasami - Pooja (23 October), a Public Holiday is on
a Saturday?
We work for one more day.

Did you know that Christmas (25 and 26 December) fall on Saturday and
We work 2 more days!

Did you know that New Year's Day of 2005 and 'tweede Nuwe jaar' (1 and 2
fall on Saturday and Sunday?
Work 2 more days!

Sunday, November 30, 2003

Something of the Zee 16 sort (remember this game show used to come on Zee TV some 9-10 years back...)
i found this actually works.

Friday, November 28, 2003

Ever happened with you?
They taking your photo but you can hardly smile...
i am talking about the X-ray of my last but one remaining molar tooth.
Soon shall say Good-bye to the last one if they do not recommend opening the root canal :-(

Tuesday, November 25, 2003

However far apart
Two lovers roads maybe
If they are made for each other
And all is meant to be...

Their roads will wind together
No given time or place
Two hearts will beat as one
Theirs souls, tightly embrace

A piece of each ones heart
Will hold the other’s name
Engraved upon it perfectly
While all else remains the same

Now these hearts are beating
But they’ll separate again
Leave each other’s arms
Cause each other pain

Separated lovers
Waiting for one thing
To cross paths once again
And see what life will bring

Thursday, November 20, 2003

Whispering Winds -- Marge Tindal

I hear them whisper your name,
those mighty winds that blow.
I know that you are close at hand,
the winds just told me so.

The direction from whence they blew,
I am not sure I know.
For only when I hear your name,
am I sure the winds did blow.

Caressing my face with a whisper ...
calling out your name,
the winds of delight entice me.
I will never be the same.

I will follow the singing wind.
where it leads me I do not know.
For the winds that blew you from me ...
will take me where I must go.

Upward into the hills,
calmly across the sea,
Hold on my love, I'm coming ...
The wind has beckoned me.

Free to wander and search this earth,
no matter how far that may be.
Free to follow the whispering wind ...
until it blows me back to thee.

I hear your laughter on the wind.
I try with all my might,
to reach out and touch you
on this windy night.

You must be getting closer
for I feel your whispered love.
I reach out my hand to you,
please find me, my sweet dove.

You grasp my hand in yours
and softly speak my name,
out of the whispering winds
We are together again.

Wednesday, November 19, 2003

Hello there!
Just a note to say hello,
Before I start my day;
Couldn't help but drop a line,
To my friends here and away.

As I sip my hot coffee,
Thoughts of you have crossed my mind;
I'm sending morning greetings,
And hope your day is fine.

I have to go now my friend,
Have lots to do today;
Just wanted to say good morning,
And you Have a nice day !!

Tuesday, November 18, 2003

The D'Day!
Its passion of 1,20,000 fans Vs. Professionalism of 11 guys...
Its Ponting Raja Bhoj Vs. Soaurav Gangu( te)ly...
Lets wait and see if its gonna be same old story or a new epic in the making...

Thursday, November 13, 2003

And here is a must read...
O Henry's last work
Someone's said...

Easy is to get a place is someone's address book.
Difficult is to get a place in someone's heart.

Easy is to judge the mistakes of others
Difficult is to recognize our own mistakes

Easy is to talk without thinking
Difficult is to refrain the tongue

Easy is to hurt someone who loves us.
Difficult is to heal the wound...

Easy is to ask for forgiveness
Difficult is to forgive others

Easy is to set rules.
Difficult is to follow them...

Easy is to dream every night.
Difficult is to fight for a dream...

Easy is to show victory.
Difficult is to assume defeat with dignity...

Easy is to admire a full moon.
Difficult to see the other side...

Easy is to stumble with a stone.
Difficult is to get up...

Easy is to enjoy life every day.
Difficult to give its real value...

Easy is to promise something to someone.
Difficult is to fulfill that promise...

Easy is to say we love.
Difficult is to show it every day...

Easy is to criticize others.
Difficult is to improve oneself...

Easy is to make mistakes.
Difficult is to learn from them...

Easy is to weep for a lost love.
Difficult is to take care of it so not to lose it.

Easy is to think about improving.
Difficult is to stop thinking it and put it into action...

Easy is to think bad of others
Difficult is to give them the benefit of the doubt...

Easy is to receive
Difficult is to give

Easy to read this
Difficult to follow

Easy is to keep the friendship with words
Difficult is to keep it with meanings.

Sunday, November 02, 2003

Balance Sheet Of Life

Our Birth is our Opening Balance
Our Death is our Closing Balance
Our Prejudiced Views are our Liabilities
Our Creative Ideas are our Assets
Heart is our Current Asset
Soul is our Fixed Asset
Brain is our Fixed Deposit
Thinking is our Current Account
Achievements are our Capital
Character & Morals, our Stock-in-Trade
Friends are our General Reserves
Values & Behaviour are our Goodwill
Patience is our Interest Earned
Love is our Dividend
Children are our Bonus Issues
Education is Brands / Patents
Knowledge is our Investment
Experience is our Premium Account
The Aim is to Tally the Balance Sheet Accurately.
The Goal is to get the Best Presented Accounts Award
Its November, and this is that time of the year when i go back to my new year resolutions list that i had compiled ten months back, to have a look at them and see how many of these i can start following, sooner or later.
Its never too late,as long as you are still breathing

Tuesday, October 21, 2003

laxmi road

Tour de Laxmi Road!
Oh Gosh! the Diwali traffic at usually always congested laxmi road!
This heavy traffic on Laxmi road seems only second to the heavier traffic on laxmi road during "Ganesh Visarjan". It seems like the whole world has come down to make a good sale on this eve. You name it and find it here Sir! Tulashee baug, Jaihind, kajree, Men's Avenue, Sujata , Ashtekars and Ghodke sarafs all seem so flooded with all this hoi polloi that makes one doubt if everything is for sale free of cost or what!

Wishing you all the goodies you wished to purchase this Diwali!

Sunday, October 19, 2003

Height of absent mindedness!
You get off from the office that is some 10 km away from home. you come to know that you have the first left turn on the way 5 k.m. away from office when you reach Balgandharva?
your bike's side stand tell this!

Friday, October 17, 2003

Yet another COEPian hangs on the side-bar: Adding Akshay
Nothing gets better than this!

You get up early in the morning, leave for the office to meet yet another official commitment, and on the way see that big red ball on the far eastern horizon, and all your project deadline worries sublimes in the air....
"Life is beautiful" till there is some thrill and then there is some tranquil, indeed!

Monday, October 13, 2003

added and updated link to Deepali

Sunday, October 12, 2003

World this weekend
AB turned 61 in style,
Schumi winning the World championship ( and having done this for record 6th time now he can think of giving way to other lads like kimi and Montoya)
India once again on the verge of failing to clear-off the tail in NZ-India test match (unless Kumble and Bhajji spins in the turn and twist in the same old story, before i post this log)... all_was_well but at the end still the fact remains we could not win the first test of the series this time around also.

On personal front: lots of TV, rest, and photography on my new digicam...

Wednesday, October 08, 2003

Two good oldies just getting even better, and an observation ::both are actors, both starts from 'A', both are still hunks, and both are angry men....

First: Amitabh Bachchan
The man packs AB corp. as a gift wrap for himself for his 61st Birthday. Even as whole Bollywood is looking for that elusive "Boom" time Bachchans are seen on every second poster these days, especially old angry man bringing in the same fire power with each release. And if things fall aplace we will see him in yet another multi-crore project along with Aby's baby named as of now "Ranveer"... Just go on AB

Second: Arnold Shivajinagar
Just when everyone had started writing this man off, he is back with a bang if not on screen then on even bigger stage. They were saying he is waning, but the "California Recall" might be already announcing he is winning. yet another title beckons to this multiple time Mr. Univ.
Kal Ho na ho!

Say what you want to, today itself
cause tomorrow it may be too late
Do what you want to, today itself
cause tomorrow may not be in your fate

Live life as it has no tomorrow
be merry and leave away sorrow
Love some one before its too late
cause tomorrow may not be in your fate

Sing and dance till you have the luxury of time
cause wasting the life you have got, is a crime
See what you want to see before it's too late
cause tomorrow may not be in your fate

Try out every thing you ever wanted to do
Be with friends and make them feel special too
If you love someone tell him or her before its too late
cause tomorrow may not be in your fate.

Monday, September 29, 2003

The weekend that was...
The major events things that happened this weekend that i read / watched on TV.

1 Didi and Amma B'day Celebs
2 India Beating PAk in Asian Hockey championship
3 Michael Schumi winning US Grand Prix
4 UttarKashi mountain falling

Thursday, September 11, 2003

Sept 11 : And this day too shall pass...

Sunday, September 07, 2003

Dawns answers gently, the night’s lonely cry
Spilling like tears on the sill,
Whispering melodies yet to be sung,
And you are the reason morning has come.

Say Cheers...
Apun ek shtory sunaenga:
Julie aur Sulie do ben log rehta hai... Ben log maane judwaa.... Lekin dono main
fark bole to solid... Julie ekdum Smart, jhakaas aur
Sulie ekdum halki re...
To kya hota hai maloom Sulie tho bachpan se, woh kya
bolte hain usko..Stubborn ..bole to ekdam jiddi.... rehti hai.
To julie jo bhi maangti hai na...Sulie ko woh maang tich hai.

Julie ko gudiya mili to Sulie ko bhi maangta tha... Julie ko kangan mila to
Sulie ko bhi mangta hai....
Aisa karte karte bees saal guzar gaya....
To na, Julie ka shaadi ekdum karodpati ladka ke saath
hota hai Aur Sulie ek fatichar funtoosh se shaadi banatha hai....
Shaadi ke baad Julie Fridge leti hai baap....
Sulie bhi pati se fridge maangti hai... Pati bechara
garib... Lekin biwi ko
khush karne ke waaste woh Fridge khareed leta hai...
Abhi Julie agle mahine Air Conditioner khareed dalti hai....
Sulie bhi jidd karti hai baap Bolti: AC nahin liya to
khud ko tapka daloongi.... Pati bechara aur paise udhaar leta hai aur
AC khareed leta hai....
Ab Julie car khareedti hai.....
Sulie bhi jidd karti hai.... Pati ka dhimaag satak-ta
hai lekin phir bhi saala
karega kya, pitaji ka zameen bech dalta hai aur gaadi
khareedta hai.....
Thode dinon ke baad Julie gaadi bech ke bus khareedti hai.....
Sulie jidd karti hai Abhi pati solid bhadakta hai
baap.... Bolta hai "Ae item,
ab dhimaag ki dahi mat bana....bahut ho gaya tera natak....
Abhi apun tera ek nahin sunega...... Apun jaa rahela hai"
To Sulie ko chodke woh chala jaata hai..... Sulie lekin apni gaadi bechkar
aur paisa market se uthakar bus khareed leti hai.....
To Julie aur Sulie apne apne bus main Ek din picnic
ko jaata hai. Bus ko park karke woh log ghoomne phirne ko jaata hai.....
Wapas aake dekhta hai to saala dono bus main steering wheel gaayab,
seat gaayab, gear gaayab...sab kuch gaayab!! Sulie julie ko
dekhti hai aur kuch to bolti hai.....

Abhi Ekdum simple koschan: Sulie Julie ko kya bolti hai??

* * * Ye tu bhol-na * * *

* * * Abe soch...... * * *

> * * *la dhimag kaam nahi kar rehla hai? * * *

> * * * Haar maan gaya kya??? * * *

> * * * Accha chal bolich dalta hoon: * * *


Chamkaa Kya re Tere Ku ! ! haan :-)

Tuesday, September 02, 2003

Ganpati Bappa...

Its post Shravan, and festive season begins again...
though the world is not same as before especially after being stuck in various responsibilities... these events certainly giving some breather... to rest and relax and enjoy the world around... It certainly gives added importance and that N'joyment value on occassions like Independence Day (this time also it was on 15th August, i wonder) DahiHandi, Panchami, Pola etc... when u put aside some time, some plans specifically for them... inviting friends and relatives, get-to-gethers and freaking out... music, lots of traditional food... and what not. no worry, no time-pass wasting on that dumb keyboards and those white boards and in those conference halls and on those conference calls...

Now its Ganpati Bappa time...
For me Ganpati used to be domestic (in my home) and then social Ganpati (neighbourhood Mandal )...
then Ganpati became hostelite to slowly turn towards socialite (in the form of Dagdusheth and other Manache penta Ganpatis exhibiting its genuine aura of fame and glory...
Now it has again become less social in terms of number but faithwise more gregarious... literally taking Social Ganpati (of our society). Having been with this form of Ganpati for the third time in my life shud say the experience just getting better by every passing year...
don't we just love being the part of those 5 day events and activities which otherwise are too meager, too ordinary, too unimportant to pay attention to and we generally shrug off as same old tiny-miny girly things... Rangoli, Chitra-kala, Katha Vachan spardha (especially if u know nothing abt it and even then u r made to judge the talent of those small angels), then it takes some elderly pattern in the form of discussing social issues and torning them apart to the extent that those issues themselves seem to come out and say "leave us alone...", old folks story-telling and telling their experiences of life with some fake, some exaggerated deeds... purush virahit natya prayog, only male natya prayog, only insane_kids_in_the_block_like_us natya prayog, Antakshari that slowly turns out to Antarakashari... etc etc... those morning and evening chants and aarti, those Morya re bappa morya re aaroLya, those COEeeeeeeeeeeeP- COEP ishtyle Ganpateeeeeeeeeeeee-Ganpati ;-) all for sure brings that old sheer cheer to the life...


Monday, September 01, 2003

Workaholism contd...
I love my work...
because it gives me something to do between weekends.

Saturday, August 30, 2003

If you wanna do something in life first thing you got to do is to be workaholic...
Then they say if you gotta do something worth, you have to be smart workaholic : working smartly... or else you wud soon become just hard Workaholic : working hard...
i want to be smart hard Workaholic : hardly working... so smart...
Zindagi kye hain?

Zindagi Hai To Khwaab Hai
Khwaab Hai To Manzilein Hai
Manzilein Hai To Fasaley Hai
Fasaley Hai To Rastey Hai
Rastay Hai To Mushkilein Hai
Mushkilein Hai To Hausla Hai
Hausla Hai To Vishawas Hai
Vishvas hai to Paisa hai
Paisa hai to Shohrat hai
Shohrat hai to Izzat hai
Izzat hai to Ladki hai
Ladki hai to Tension hai
Tension hai to Concern hai
Concern hai to a Khayaal hai
Khayaal hai to Khwaab hai
Khawab hai to Growth hai
Growth hi to Zindagi hai
zindagi hai to khwaab hai
Matlab duniya Gol Gol hai
bas ghumnewala chahiye...

Friday, August 29, 2003

Three in a row...
Bombay blasts, Nashik not-again, Daman disaster... what's next?
i wonder how? i wonder when?, this will be a wonderful world again?

Wednesday, August 27, 2003

You might have already visited this, but simply superb! Also in synch with my current "Conversations with God" mood.
Interview with God : click on View Presentation.

Sunday, August 24, 2003

A Red-Letter (Birth)day that was...

It was a nice, long, hectic but exciting birthday and after many years some sensible day i had on my birthday this year.
In such a monotonus normal life in which we seldom get a reason to celebrate, we are looking for some adventure a reason "in real sense" that makes you scream out of joy from the terrace of ur building, a moment when your joy is at the apex of emotional and platonic excitement... And i guess we all get a fair share of it, time and often: when we come first time first in the KG class of 40 hard fighting antagonists, when we get a pat on back for merely finding the keys kept on a table which all other elders can hardly find, when we fight off the stiff resistance of other stronger athletes and get a place in sports team, when we bring medals and recognition to our class, school in various competitions, when we get started reconizing as a flutist or quiz wizard, when we appear in the merit list, when we exchange slam books and chocolates while parting, when we get-to-gether with old friends, when we get our first job and then when we get our first salary, first promotion, first friend whom you can no more say a friend then etc, etc...
But what about birthdays, Nah!
Birthdays i had been thinking was one of those nonsensical rationalizations that we reach onto to, to fool ourselves, to foolishly convince us about that single reason to celebrate for no reason, to make ourselves that fitting block in the whole system of worldly matters that somehow brings us some material sense of acheivement.

But not this time, i decided, not to get overjoyed for no reason for this is not what is supposed to cheer about, or is it? May be for the only reason that it brings that smile again on the face of my near and dear ones who might have had similar on my first 23rd August, and now my friends who get more than enough reasons to wish me and celebrate. And in a sense that in fact adds up to a some matter of fact rationalizations, we have to keep and thats no fooling ourselves...

Pretty heavy, nah? but this was just taking some stocks of life on this given occasion, wud write more later...

So here it was how the day went:
a day before B'day got out off office a bit earlier, to the The Pyramids : shopping_like_crazy with friends till 11:00 p.m. the shopkeeper happily obliged to extend his day...
Dinner party at The Mainland China (some sensible this time, so no B'day bumps :-) then and there), nice and surprising gift_dish and music from the hotel staff at the midnight stroke. some silent :-) and invisible tears running down the cheeks, mixed emotions of joy and missing_memories...
OK, some dance in the rains and on the roads,
party time at home, calls...
got up a bit later (7:00) than usual, wore formals first time this year, some temple-temple, some won't_tell secret things, then again greeting calls from all directions, some office work, meetings friends, shopping again, Mumbai trip to see off a friend, playing 95.5 FM, Antakshari sort of from the originals collection os of KKV, Sandy & company , Gulzaar's Fursat ke pal non stop on return journey, photo session thru-out, tyre bursting on the Exrpessway, dinner at the Food Mall...

Also now its time to review the year that was on professional, financial, personal, and social etc. etc. fronts...
Not a splendid or an extra-ordinary day in any sense but that's for what it is sure going to go in my catalogue as journe qui fait date...

Saturday, August 23, 2003

Wishing my mom a very Happy Birthday of His child: Sandy

Thursday, August 21, 2003

May Lee get well soon and keep slogging many more serves and volleys for India...

Monday, August 18, 2003

Fusion poetry
This poem came up as a weekend jugalbandi between me and my friend who untill now i used to think was just a dumb studious Infy-ite.
Note: the odd verses were his while i answered on even lines.
Title: (not yet decided)

rainbow twillight
heart on flight
dusky mist
eyes on feast
waving farms
embracing arms
coying sun
its all fun
serene moon
coming soon
chilling shiver
lasting forever

and repeating these lines again and again was really a fun...

Friday, August 15, 2003

Trying my hand first time on some Urdu some Hindi .

Arj kiya hain...

Thursday, August 14, 2003

Back to sweet seventies

Current favs Beatles::
Live and Let Die,
Strawberry fields,
Free as a Bird...

Wednesday, August 13, 2003

Friends and Acquiantance...

A nice forward...
Friend And Acquaintance.

There is a difference between being an acquaintance and being a friend. An
acquaintance is someone whose name you know, who you see every now and then, who you probably have something in common with and who you feel comfortable around.

It's a person that you can invite to your home and share things with. But
they are people who you don't share your life with, whose actions sometimes
you don't understand because you don't know enough about them.

On the other hand, a friend is someone you love. Not that you are "in love"
with them, but you care about them and you think about them when they are
not there. The people you are reminded of when you see something they might
like, and you know this because you know them so well. They are the people
whose pictures you have and whose faces are in your head regardless.

Friends are the people you feel safe around because you know they care about
you. They call just to see how you are doing, because a friend doesn't need
an excuse. They tell you the truth, the first time, and you do the same. You
know that if you have a problem, they are there to listen.

Friends are the people who won't laugh at you or hurt you, and if they do
hurt you they try hard to make it up to you. They are the people you love,
regardless of whether you realize it.

Friends are the people you cried with when you got rejected from colleges
and during the last song at the prom and at graduation. They are the people
that when you hug them, you don't think about how long to hug and who's
going to be the first one to let go.

Maybe they are the people that hold the rings at your wedding, or maybe they
are the people who give you away at your wedding, or maybe they are the
people you marry. Maybe they are the people who cry at your wedding because
they are happy or because they are proud.

They are the people who stop you from making mistakes and help you when you
do. They are are the people whose hand you can hold, or you can hug or give
them a kiss and not have it be awkward because they understand the things
you do and they love you for them.

They stick with you and stand by you. They hold your hand. They watch you
live and you watch them live and you learn from them. Your life is not the
same without them.

Friends and Acquiantance...

Nice one...
Friend And Acquaintance.

There is a difference between being an acquaintance and being a friend. An
acquaintance is someone whose name you know, who you see every now and then, who you probably have something in common with and who you feel comfortable around.

It's a person that you can invite to your home and share things with. But
they are people who you don't share your life with, whose actions sometimes
you don't understand because you don't know enough about them.

On the other hand, a friend is someone you love. Not that you are "in love"
with them, but you care about them and you think about them when they are
not there. The people you are reminded of when you see something they might
like, and you know this because you know them so well. They are the people
whose pictures you have and whose faces are in your head regardless.

Friends are the people you feel safe around because you know they care about
you. They call just to see how you are doing, because a friend doesn't need
an excuse. They tell you the truth, the first time, and you do the same. You
know that if you have a problem, they are there to listen.

Friends are the people who won't laugh at you or hurt you, and if they do
hurt you they try hard to make it up to you. They are the people you love,
regardless of whether you realize it.

Friends are the people you cried with when you got rejected from colleges
and during the last song at the prom and at graduation. They are the people
that when you hug them, you don't think about how long to hug and who's
going to be the first one to let go.

Maybe they are the people that hold the rings at your wedding, or maybe they
are the people who give you away at your wedding, or maybe they are the
people you marry. Maybe they are the people who cry at your wedding because
they are happy or because they are proud.

They are the people who stop you from making mistakes and help you when you
do. They are are the people whose hand you can hold, or you can hug or give
them a kiss and not have it be awkward because they understand the things
you do and they love you for them.

They stick with you and stand by you. They hold your hand. They watch you
live and you watch them live and you learn from them. Your life is not the
same without them.
i am back from a week's holiday just to find myself banged with triple of hundred mails, posts, pendings, and ofcourse blogs...
Long distance Confession Calls...
Its best way to get away from punishments, scolding etc. when you have done something wrong etc... 'to be sure enough you are atleast 500 k.m. away from one you are avowing your little mistakes and mischiefs to...
did a similar call today to my sis this morning (she thinks i am such a spoilt brat whenever she sees a comic book in my hand)... conversation went like this...

Sandy Uwach : Hello
Jiji : Yes!
Sandy Uwach : Sandip here.
Jiji : Oh well ! G'Morning!
Sandy Uwach : Reached here, safely, no worry!
Jiji : Howazz ur journey!
Sandy Uwach : Nice, u know what? I... I... I mean..
Jiji : U what ?
Sandy Uwach : I was just getting bored, so i thot get some comics for a company, but i tell u, i didn't read them all...
Jiji : (in a "Open your mouth mood") Sandy, that's bad habit. Anyways call me back.

Tuesday, August 05, 2003

just too good : Forwardslash poem
Watch this carefully, and u'll know how matrix is shot

Monday, August 04, 2003

The soft-techno Guru :: The Joel Speaks

Here is my favorite author Joel Spolsky (whose Word, has virtually become the order of the day)

Here in this post he is foreword-ing on "In Search of stupidity" and also tells why MS rules.

Saturday, August 02, 2003

Happy Friendship day to all my friends and their friends...

Friday, August 01, 2003

Nice excerpt from a book by Neale Donald Walsch...

Something somewhat consonant with my current fav. Robbie Williams' Escapology Feel(ing)...

"I talk to everyone. All the time. The question is not to whom do I talk, but who listens?

Intrigued, I asked God to expand on this subject. Here's what God said:

First, let's exchange the word talk with the word communicate. it's a much better word, a much fuller, more accurate one. When we try to speak to each other - Me to you, you to Me, we are immediately constricted by the unbelievable limitation of words. For this reason, I do not communicate by words alone. In fact, rarely do I do so. My most common form of communication is through feeling.

Feeling is the language of the soul.

If you want to know what's true for you about something, look to how you're feeling about it.

Feelings are sometimes difficult to discover - and often even more difficult to acknowledge. Yet hidden in your deepest feelings is your highest truth."

Sunday, July 27, 2003

Quote of (Sun)Day!
Koi Mil (nahi) Gaya...
The surest sign that intelligent life exists elsewhere in the universe is that it has never tried to contact us...

Places i want to see before i die.

Thursday, July 24, 2003


May you find serenity and tranquility in a world you may not always

May the pain you have known and the conflict you have experienced give you
the strength to walk through life facing each new situation with courage and

Always know that there are those whose love and understanding will always be
there, even when you feel most alone.

May a kind word, a reassuring touch, and a warm smile be yours every day of
your life, and may you give these gifts as well as receive them.

May the teachings of those you admire become part of you, so that you may
call upon them.

Remember, those whose lives you have touched and who have touched yours are
always a part of you, even if the encounters were less than you would have

It is the content of the encounter That is more important than its form.

May you not become too concerned with material matters, but instead place
immeasurable value on the goodness in your heart.

Find time in each day to see beauty and love in the world around you.

Realize that what you feel you lack in one regard you may be more than
compensated for in another.

What you feel you lack in the present may become one of your strengths in
the future.

May you see your future as one filled with promise and possibility.

Learn to view everything as a worthwhile experience.

May you find enough inner strength to determine your own worth by yourself,
and not be dependent on another's judgment of your accomplishments.

May you always feel loved.

These Are My Wishes For You
Quote of the Day!
Yesterday brought the beginning, tomorrow brings the end but somewhere in the middle we've become the best of friends. (Anonymous)

Sunday, July 20, 2003

Quote of the (sun)Day !

When angry, count ten; if very angry, a hundred.
Thomas Jefferson (1743 - 1826)

still angry, countdown.... ;-)

Saturday, July 19, 2003

"Before you say i can't say i'll try..."
Thought of the Day.

We must believe in luck. For how else can we explain
the success of those we don't like?
------------Jean Cocturan

Friday, July 18, 2003

this came to me as a nobel idea, to pakaofy the fellow blog readers with a Good Morning thought, to make it a bad morning to some extent if someone really happens to read it. So here goes today's...

Sacred space ;-)
Altruism: Action that benefits another person, including comforting,
helping, sharing, rescuing and cooperating. Acts of concern for other people
- without any hope of reward.

Why do You Share..?
A reporter once asked a farmer to divulge the secret behind his corn, which
won the state fair contest year after year. The farmer confessed it was all
because he shared his seed with his neighbors.

"Why do you share your best seed corn with your neighbors when you're
entering the same contest each year as well?" asked the reporter.

"Why sir," said the farmer, "didn't you know? The wind picks up pollen from
the ripening corn and swirls it from field to field. If my neighbors grew
inferior corn, cross-pollination would steadily degrade the quality of my
corn. If I am to grow good corn, I must help my neighbor do the same."

And so it is with other situations in our lives. Those who want to be
successful must help their neighbors, friends, relatives to be successful.

Those who choose to live well must help others live well, for the value of a
life is measured by the lives it touches. And those who choose to be happy
must help others find happiness, for the welfare of each is bound up with
the welfare of all.

Saturday, July 12, 2003

Tomorrow Never Dies

Approaching Each Day

I woke up early today, excited over all I get to do before the clock strikes
midnight. My job is to choose what kind of day I am going to have.

Today I can complain because the weather is rainy or I can be thankful that
the grass is getting watered for free.

Today I can feel sad that I don't have more money or I can be glad that my
finances encourage me to plan my purchases wisely and guide me away from

Today I can grumble about my health or I can rejoice that I am alive.

Today I can lament over all that my parents didn't give me when I was
growing up or I can feel grateful that they allowed me to be born.

Today I can cry because roses have thorns or I can celebrate that thorns
have roses.

Today I can mourn my lack of friends or I can excitedly embark upon a quest
to discover new job relationships.

Today I can whine because I have to go to work or I can shout for joy
because I have a job to go to!

Today I can complain because I have to go to school or eagerly open my mind
and fill it with knowledge and adventure.

Today I can dejectedly murmur because I have housework to do or I can feel
grateful for shelter for my mind, body and soul.

Today stretches ahead of me, waiting to be shaped, and here I am, the
sculptor who gets to do the shaping. What today will be like is up to me.
And I shall decide what kind of day I shall have!"

How will you live THIS DAY?

Wednesday, July 09, 2003

You never had the time to look

-Thanks Pooja.

The deafening roar
As the waves crash into the rocks
You must be here, I shout
I have searched the mountains and the valleys below
The fields of gold and the rivers that flow
Every temple, every church
Every mosque, every synagogue

You must be here, I shout
I could not find you any place else

You are right, He says
You never found me because you never cared to look
I was in the leper there
But you never cared to look
I was in the madman everyone threw stones at
But you never cared to look
I was in the scraggly dog everyone kicked
But you never cared to look
I was in you
But you never had the time to look
A Wonderful Poem

- Thanks Amruta,

When choosing the path to follow, I selected the road heading west.
It began in the Forest of Childhood, and ceased in the City of Success.

My bag was packed full of knowledge, but also some fears and some weights.
My most precious cargo was a vision of entering the city's bright gates.

I reached an impassable river, and feared that my dream has been lost.
But I found a sharp rock, cut down a tree, and created a bridge, which I

It started to rain, and I was so cold, I shivered and started to doubt.
But I made an umbrella out of some leaves and kept all the cold water out.

The journey took longer than I had planned; I had no food left in my dish.
Rather than starve before reaching my dream, I taught myself how to fish.

I grew awfully tired as I walked on and on, and I thought of the weights in
my pack.
I tossed them aside, and I sped up again. Fear was all that was holding me

I could see the City of Success, just beyond a small grove of tress.
At last, I thought I have reached my goal! The whole world will envy me!

I arrived at the city, but the gate was locked. The man at the door frowned
and hissed,
"You have wasted your time. I can't let you in. Your name is not on my

I cried and I screamed and I kicked and I shook; I felt that my life had
just ceased.
For the first time ever, I turned my head, and for once in my life faced the

I saw all the things I had done on my way, all the obstacles I'd overcome.
I couldn't enter the city, but that didn't mean I hadn't won.

I had taught myself how to ford rivers, and how to stay dry in the rain.
I had learned how to keep my heart open, even if sometimes it lets in some

I learned, facing backwards, that life meant more than just survival.
My success was in my journey, not in my arrival!!!!!

Tuesday, July 08, 2003

The Treasure

"All my life," he said, "I have searched for the treasure.
I have sought it in the high places, and in the narrow.
I have sought it in the deep jungles, and at the ends
of rivers, and in dark caverns - and yet have not found it.

"Instead, at the end of every trail, I have found you
awaiting me. And now you have become familiar to me,
though I cannot say I know you well.

Who are you?"

And the stranger answered:


-From an old tale.

Friday, July 04, 2003

Life on a fast lane
i was going to write this from a last week:
Among a dozens of reasons that i find to celebrate (though i need none really) "got_my_driving_licence" was the one. i celebrated this occasion with a friend and her khatara; who then went on thinking to apply for cancellation of my licence after seeing how nice driver i've been.
Its actually fun to drive... especially when its some friends' car or of coaching class...
me thinks myself as Sandy_Schumi when i have steering wheel in hands...
but i drive faster with bikes last time breaking_95_KMPH barrier being a forthnight ago on the way back from Rajad to Baaneshwar...
Guess what! It was something so rare, so exciting leaving office today and know what? the rare part was that i left the the office in broad daylight! (after real real long gap during weekdays...)
My happiness knew no bounds when i saw that old evening rush hour traffic on the road, that 'Evening sun getting down from my terrace', those birds flying in the flocks, those colourful clouds gathering at the background etc etc...
a fortnight back i was at Rajgad when i was feeling the same (Njoy!) kaash i had camera that works in rain!...
Is there any male version of "Kaanton se khinch ke ye Aanchal, tod ke ghungru..." :))

Wednesday, July 02, 2003

Thanks Babblers!
Congrats to all COEP batch mates and fellow bloggers for having almost completed another year of your professional career...
It was surprising and definitely motivating to see the floods of congratulatory mails for having completed two years in professional life.

Would like to paste down one such post from my group blogs here :

Scene : the bindview office today..........

He hit s the office everyday with that air of a DJ Kaz with his mind blowing mixes and rockin' music.
everyday ... since the last 2 years...

Heyyyyyyy .......................... And Thattssss Not Alll....!!!!!

Today he compeletes his second consecutive year at bindview...

Oh... me me .. whata memorable day!!!

Especially when you've graduated to the ranks of a Team leader way ahead of everybody else busy coding :-)
Probably When your managers expectations from you far outgo your own aspirations with the company :-)

Waiitttt..waitt....Lemme tell u one thing...BEST is the best bcoz it IS.

Makes it better
Why not dance and join his excitement

So Babblers ... lets wish him a BIG BIG BRIGHT career ahead all the way ..... living like a king with lots of money and fame (a la "Ca-ching").....
(sounds familier .. eh?)

Saturday, June 28, 2003

Some InterDev work...
Adding few Blog links on the left side bar...

Saturday, June 21, 2003

Definitions of Love
(from my other posts)


If you love someone,
Set her free...
If she comes back, she's yours,
If she doesn't, she never was....




If you love someone,
Set her free ...
If she ever comes back, she's yours,
If she doesn't, as expected, she never was



If you love someone,
Set her free ...
Don't worry, she will come back.



If you love someone,
Set her free ...
If she ever comes back, ask her why.



If you love someone,
Set her free ...
If she doesn't come back within some time forget her.



If you love someone, Set her free ...
If she doesn't come back,
continue to wait until she comes back ...



If you love someone,
Set her free ...
*If she comes back, and if you love her still, set her
free again, repeat *


C++ Programmer :

if(you-love(m_she)) /* m name of girlfriend */
if(m_she == NULL)
m_she = new CShe;


Animal-Rights Activist :

If you love someone,
Set her free,
In fact, all living creatures deserve to be free!!



If you love someone,
Set her free,
Clause 1a of Paragraph 13a-1 in the Second Amendment
of the Matrimonial
Act clearly states that...


Bill Gates :

If you love someone,
Set her free,
If she comes back,
I think we can charge her for re-installation fees but
tell her that she's also going to get an upgrade.


Biologist :

If you love someone,
Set her free,
She'll evolve.


Statisticians :

If you love someone,
Set her free,
If she loves you, the probability of her coming back
is high
If she doesn't, your relation was improbable anyway.


Schwarzenegger's fans:

If you love someone,
Set her free,


Over possessive person :

If you love someone
don't set her free.


HR specialist :

If you love someone
set her free
by Offering her VRS and other benefits Then out source



If you love someone
set her free
instantaneously and look for others simultaneously


Psychologist :

If you love someone
set her free
If she comes back her super ego is dominant
If she doesn't come back her id is supreme
If she doesn't go, she must be crazy.


Somnabulist :

If you love someone
set her free
If she comes back it's a nightmare
If she doesn't, you must be dreaming.


ERP functional expert :

If you love someone
set her free
If she comes back, map her into your system
If she doesn't, carry out a gap-fit analysis


Finance expert :

If you love someone
set her free
If she comes back, its time to look for fresh loans
If she doesn't, write her off as an asset gone bad.


Marketing Specialist :

If you love someone
set her free
If she comes back she has brand loyalty
If she doesn't, reposition the brand in new market

Here's an interesting link that I just came across...

How Pi Works?

Pi is an extremely interesting number that is important to all sorts of mathematical calculations. Anytime you find yourself working with circles, arcs, pendulums (which swing through an arc), etc. you find Pi popping up. We have run into Pi when looking at gears, spherical helium balloons and pendulum clocks. But you also find it in many unexpected places for reasons that seem to have nothing at all to do with circles.

On one level pi is simple: It is the ratio of a circle's circumference divided by its diameter. This ratio, for any circle, is always the same - 3.14 or so. You can prove this to yourself with a circle, a piece of tape and a ruler. Look around your house and find something circular: a jar lid, a CD, a plate - whatever you can find that is circular, the bigger the better. Measure its diameter (the width across the center of circle) with the ruler. Now wrap a piece of tape around the circle and cut or mark the tape so that it is exactly as long as the outer edge (the circumference) of the circle you are measuring. Measure the piece of tape. With a calculator divide the length of the tape by the diameter you measured for the circle. The answer you will get, if you have measured accurately, is always 3.14.

The following figure shows how the circumference of a circle with a diameter of 1.27 inches is equal to a linear distance of 4 inches:

As you might imagine, 4.0 (the circumference) / 1.27 (the diameter) = 3.14.

As you can see, on this level Pi is a basic fact of life for all circles. It is a constant, 3.14, for any circle you find. The funny thing about Pi is that it also has another level. Pi is an irrational number (it cannot be expressed by any simple fraction of two integers) that has an infinite number of non-repeating digits. There are ways to calculate Pi that have nothing to do with circles. Using these techniques, Pi has been calculated out to millions of digits.

Thursday, June 19, 2003

Pros and Cons of Rains...

We are now well in the middle of first month of monsoon, and surprises to get some sudden showers while midway to your office or outing is now bound to be there the next couple of months.
Today while I was on the way to office got completely soaked up by this sudden guest. The first obvious reaction was : "Oh No, not now..." but then gradually turned down to some mild : "Oh (majaa aa raha hain...)". The smiley face that was earlier like :-( turned to :-0 and then :)) : "(let it pour down heavily)".
If it rains while going to office or some imp. outing its bad but think u r goin to just some another place called office or just a some an assignment on the way; it then suddenly becomes good (think as if u or on Monsoon holiday in some place like Lonavala etc. where otherwise ironically we go intentionally to get wet).
"Oh, its started raining again...", "I forgot to buy new rain suit, that will suit current monsoon fashion, (now will have to make a makeshift with one spare jerkin in the bagpack as a rain pant... but just then why not even remove this rain shirt and get completely soaked instead of half wet half dry)"
"Its rain and any restaurant and snack centre is not yet open! No worry! its raining and its right time to have some just ovenised_seemingly_day_old wadapav (that tastes heavenly and certainly beyond the ones from Joshi Wadewale), Bhujiyas and a cup of powder-tea".
The roads are wet, the signals are wet, my timepiece is wet, oh everything is wet! Oh its a joy ride to the office as the roads are wonderfully wet, there's no time binding now as my watch has gone eternally incorrigible, Oh everything is so nice and exactly as I have been longing for from so long.

Sunday, June 08, 2003

Top on my fav list:
Another Brick in the Wall : Pink Floyd

Domn cold tonite, I'm with you : Avril Lavigne

Chalte Chalte (click on the speaker icon in the side bar of movie title)

Thursday, June 05, 2003

Faith is deliberate suspension of your disbelief...

Swami Vivekanand says;
"First have faith in yourself. Know that though one may be a little bubble and another
may be a mountain high wave, yet behind both the bubble and the wave there is the infinite ocean."

Sometime back I happened to see this documentary / video titled "Conspiracy theory". As i was seeing it could see my whole belief system stumbling down. The video was about "Did Man actually put step on the Moon?". If the evidences and different cases put forward by this are to be believed (which also seems quite convincing) then I must say, the biggest event in the History of mankind was infact the most expensive movie ever produced by America Inc, a complte hoax. And as if to rectify the flaws in the footage of Moon exploration are to be seen Hollywood had come up with "Capricon One". All this once again exposes American philosophy: "If you can not make it, fake it...". Also questions the very American motto about trust / faith "In God we trust.".
Sometimes we need to believe somethings blindly otherwise it would be humanly and socially impossible to live. So if someone says Earth is flat for that period it was flat, if someone comes and say it is now round, so be it. Life itself is also based on certain assumptions, and I think that only leads us to enjoy it, otherwise if start doubting everything its gonn to be I don't know what may be hell, a bowl of chaos...
What is your EQ?
I think its time to read some about "Emotional Intelligence" now...

Saturday, May 31, 2003

Power of Music
This feeling is heavenly
Music plays such a critical part in ones life...
Of late I have become one of those music buffs now who just can not go out without earplugs on...
In fact now the body discman is so tuned to it (like one has the bodyclock) that even do not need actual device to put on. The music just seems to flow at the back of your mind even though disc has stopped long ago. Extend your passionate ears and now even can feel those music symbols flying around you (a sign to know this feeling is when automatically and unknowingly your hand blows slowly in the air along with the tunes of what u r listening)

Woke up today to the tunes of Bollywood songs roaring out of Radio Mirchi.
then it was time to dig head in old video songs archive of Bryan Adams (still feel that shiver running down the spine when watch his recorded live shows man ! ), Venga boys, Indi pop, Shakira etc.

then suddenly gears down to jagjit singh while in the office, post lunch mood shifts to Enrique again and now back to golden oldie Marathi Asha bhosale (NakshatraanChe Dene, Aawaj Chandananchye) .... N sometimes music needs no language when it comes to spanish, urdu, south...
Ours is a product company and one of many things that do inherit from the company culture is a passion for product code names:
Just have a look:

1. Tsavorite
2. Iolite
3. Flourite
4. Amethyst
5. Ivory
6. Zircon
7. Aquamarine
8. Moonstone

1. Crusader
2. Trailblazer
3. Razor
4. Tornado

1. Sapphire
2. Mustang P-51
3. Peridot
4. Granite
5. Pearl

Dr No
From Russia With Love
Diamonds (Diamonds are Forever)

Future products:
You Only Live Twice
On Her Majesty's Secret Service
Live And Let Die
The Man With The Golden Gun
The Spy Who Loved Me
For Your Eyes Only
A View To A Kill
The Living Daylights
Licence To Kill
Tomorrow Never Dies
The World Is Not Enough

unofficial names:
Casino Royale
Never Say Never Again
And here goes one more item ticked on my todo list:
Atleast for those who have resolved atleast a word a day,this blog gives a good reason to visit once a while (if anywhere else why not here? if anytime why not now?)

Monday, May 26, 2003

hist whist

don't tell but i don't act'ly exist.
i found the name of another, tho. alcatros. for the center of a circle was her first name. being core, but albacore being a fish and albatross a burden and alcatraz no escape. alcatros.
don't tell but i'm none too sure she existed before i called her by this other name. i'm none too sure any of us did.

Thursday, May 22, 2003

In loving memory of my Papa who passed away into the next room on 14th of this month 2003.
...Sometimes I wish I had not this sense of seeing things in advance :: My first ever blog

Death is nothing at all. I have only slipped away into the next room.
I am I. You are You. Whatever we were to each other, that we still are. Call me by my old familiar name, speak to me in the same easy way which you always used to, put no difference in your tone, wear no forced air of solemnity or sorrow, laugh as we always laughed at little jokes we enjoyed together.
Pray, smile, think of me, let my name be ever the household word that it always was, let it be spoken without effect, without trace of shadow on it. Life means all that it ever meant, it is the same as it ever was, there is unbroken continuity. Why should I be out of mind because I am out of sight, I am waiting for you, for an interval, somewhere very near just around the corner.

Tuesday, May 20, 2003

N I started believing things like Life and Death and Life after Death, just that it was someone else's, someone so near to me...

...And suddenly Life stands still
that even death seems so natural, so easy.
But by its very nature, to move ahead, it will,
...And there's Death standing alone at the corner,
just turn around and see,
ashamed of its guilt - to kill
N so looks more dark, the more ugly.
...makes one thing pretty sure "Life is so beautiful..."

Tuesday, May 13, 2003

Equally true though is "Nindakche ghar shejari Asaave..."
And I shall thank you all for that for :
In most of mankind, gratitude is simply a secret hope for greater favours.
- Anon.
I believe that imagination is stronger than knowledge.
That myth is more potent than history.
That dreams are more potent than facts.
That hope always triumphs over experience.
That laughter is the only cure of grief.
And I believe that love is stronger than death.

Nothing is easier than fault finding. No talent, no self-denial,
no brains are required to set up in the grumbling business.
- Robert West

Saturday, May 10, 2003

Once was the time when you had to dig through tonnes of books or heaps to catalogues to find some book / song / poem of your choice. Now the situation is still the same. Though the wealth of information is there amassed_on_wire in form of zero and uno, the problem still presists in the form of judicious sense of using it. Lack of Knowledge / information is no more a problem , dearth of intelligence is...
Listening to the tunes of Jagjit on this cool weekend evening I wonder how alien we are to our own roots in general and language to be particular, when words like Qayanat, Shafaue, Dhanuk, Mehtaab, and bandagi falls to my ears. This probably may push me to give up French and German for exploring what is more nearer and prior to them. So "kaun kehta hain Mohabbat ko Jubaa hoti hain, ye haqeeqat to Nigaho se..." now seems to be taking priority over"Almas del silencio" :: Jaleo (Ricky Martin)...
Lets share not seek...
What is love? (sometimes asking such questions makes one feel like puting hand in a bag full of scorpions... even as you know that you gonna be bitten)


Because it must be experienced in order to be meaningful, I can not define it for you except to say that it is the total absence of fear and the recognition of complete union with all life.
True love is a completely pure and unencumbered form of giving without expecting something in return.
So atleast in affairs like these that are close to ones heart (say love, crush, infatuation etc.) or those to ones mind (spiritual, humanity, or principles or so called beliefs etc... ) there is nothing like "Give and Get", and if thats the feeling across, I must say one is dearly wronged. One can not expect to get back in return, just for the reason that if one does attach giving with desire of getting, you are not really giving but trying to seek; and the so called giving is just a token of an attempt to ask for something. But this has to be pretty well understood and understood shall be the basic distinction between 'Seeking' and 'Sharing'. Just as it shall be known to the seeker about importance of being humble (because being the seeker, after all), It shall also be known to the so called giver that there is never enough one can have to afford to give. In the whole gamut of this "give and take relationships", one shall not forget that if such equations finally ends up with a cipher on one side, on the other side it ends up with a nought too. And the void is that remains on both sides at the end (One has to be real honest to accept such harsh facts, because the more one denies, the more it becomes difficult to make it accept to ones' inner one). So better way out is to be on the incremental side of the Equation of Relationships, because there will be some decremental sides to bring it back to nought at the end (believe it or not, this is the penultimate fact of life. 'life' is such a pauper word to explain this I guess, because life itselfs gets nullified by 'death' then). And one can be on the incremental or plus side just by earning as much positives as can be, all one can do then, is just share or distribute as much as one has and one can. It is just for this reason one shall welcome and encourage the sharing, lest forget seeking or giving, thats not in ones reach.
If thats pretty heavy, lets bemire deeper into this later.

Friday, May 09, 2003

Dark Side Of Your Sign

A friend forwarded me this mail...
Usually though I kind of either promptly forward such offals as gesture of least_I_can_torture_someone_else_in_return or delete them even without reading, this one found my attention for obvious curiousity that one can have about knowing the dark side of our destiny. I guess everyone will accept these observations about one's sign if in honest frame of mind to want to (in my case while reading such a thing about me I chose a different sign each time and see this suits me today, just because I don't believe this, though I guess I have to) But here in I noticed the striking acceptance about these observations based on both of my signs (Times and Express conflict on my signs, my b'date being at the boundary of two constellations :-)) )
See what do u think about ur one...
Aries (Mar 21 - Apr 20)

A warrior at heart, you thrive on challenges and any strife and dramas, you are tempted to stir things up, just to keep yourself happy. You are also rather intolerant of mistakes and don't have patience for weakness or failings in others. And sometimes, you can be quite a snob as well you like to be seen at the right places or wear the right clothes. And you're also prone to bossiness. Your restless nature may make you quit a project suddenly if you can't sustain the interest.

Get off your high horse and pay your dues before people will accept you. Learn to be more tolerant of others and try to see the other person's side of the story. If you believe in what you do, you can move mountains.

Taurus (Apr 21 - May 20)
You are stubborn and like to hold onto things, not wanting to let go of anything or anyone. You are slow to anger, but when you do get worked up to a rage - everyone step aside! You also have a selfish streak and can be quite sneaky as well. And although people may see you as helpful and agreeable, you sometimes have an inner struggle wanting the approval of others while sticking to your own opinions. You also tend to be suspicious of others and question their motives.

Stop being mean and try to be nice. Learn to forgive and let go of your past disappointments. Learn from your mistakes and have faith in yourself and others as well.

Gemini (May 21 - Jun 21)
Your devil-may-care attitude sometimes could bring harm to yourself - you tend to live on the edge sometimes. Many of you believe that you don't deserve success, somehow feeling guilty for it. You may give others too much of yourself sometimes that you lose yourself. You may be prone to suppressing motions as well. And at times that makes it difficult for you to accept affection and love.

Work at listening to others and don't be tempted to try daring devil stunts all the time. And try doing something for yourself and once in a while, in between, doing favors for others. You're human, after all.

Cancer (Jun 22 - Jul 22)
You can get carried away with emotions - your anger is overwhelming and your sadness can depress all those around you. You're also ultra-sensitive to other people's emotions and are affected by these as well. You tend to react before you think and then brood about what you may have done or said wrong. You are also prone to periods of morbidity, thinking dark thoughts. Feelings of insecurity creep in now and then, making you snappish or else you try to win the approval of everyone at your expense.

Accept that you are hypersensitive to emotions and work with yours. Go with the flow and by doing the right thing, you set an example for others. Work with others and this will help build your confidence and open you up.

Leo (Jul 23 - Aug 22)
On the rare occasion you lose your temper, you can turn into a savage beast. You seem to need an audience as well, to help boost your confidence and ego, sometimes. Other times, you get caught up in the outward dramas of your life that you neglect what you're feeling inside. This results in a delayed reaction when emotions sneak up on you and you get hit with a whammy. You also tend to be proud and aggressive, cloaking these with your charm. When things don't go your way, you get impatient and may even throw a tantrum.

Learn to spend some time alone with yourself and get to know yourself better. And learn to experience your emotions at the moment; don't store them up for another time. And know that not all means justify the ends.

Virgo (Aug 23 - Sep 22)
You have a martyr complex, feeling that you were put on this earth to do good work and not receive any credit for it. You tend to be ultra critical of yourself and others and you also worry about things that are beyond your control. A little pessimistic sometimes, you tend to be an intellectual snob. You bottle up all your insecurities and fears, and hesitate to reach out for help. And once in a while, you become a busybody that's when you also feel responsible for other people's problems.

Modesty has its own limits - take credit for your efforts. Give yourself a break and know that you do not have to be successful in everything you do.Keep focused and don't get tangled in other people's affairs too often.

Libra (Sep 23 - Oct 23)
Your inability to reach a decision in matters of personal action is
legendary. You like to weigh all the alternatives and hear every side of an argument - but this may take time and opportunities may pass you by because of it. You also like to expand energy on people who may not deserve it - You want to help the underdog. You are also sensitive to criticism and may take mild statements of fact very personally.

Follow your instincts and act on them - stop sitting on fences. Don't blindly trust people; learn to be a little more discriminating in your offers of help. Learn to think for yourself and don't be swayed by persuasive tongues.

Scorpio (Oct 24 - Nov 21)
You have a revengeful streak and a long memory for past hurts. Sometimes you're downright spiteful. When you suffer, you make sure others suffer along with you. Sometimes, you may even use deception to get what you want And to influence others to stay out of your way. You may even believe these untruths and unrealistic fears will grow on you. Once in a while, you may come across someone that just rubs you on the wrong side for no apparent reason and you make it your mission to bury him or her.

Flight the negative emotions that arise in you, and resentment will not sour your life. Don't give into temptation to tell lies, learn to conquer your strong tendency towards revenge and things will fall into place for you.

Sagittarius (Nov 22 - Dec 21)
You've got a big mouth and unwittingly hurt an insult people with it. You can even go to utter strangers and give unsolicited advice and comments. You also seem to enjoy verbal duels with others whenever you can. And you sure can make sore losers, even suspecting foul play if things don't go your way. You have a knack for confrontation and you can't resist being sarcastic. You also don't think too much of many people, because you have mild superiority complex. Vanity is also a trait in many of you.

Learn with whom you can be frank otherwise keep your comments to yourself. Discretion is the better part of valor. Curb your cockiness, and you can combine it with your concern for serious issues, aiding in your search for truth.

Capricorn (Dec 22 - Jan 19)
You are rather materialistic and it is fueled by your fears of financial disaster. This makes you complain about monetary woes, irritating many with your obnoxious attitude. You can also be a social climber, manipulating your way up the ladder; name-dropping all the way to the top. Once in a while, you'll have morbid thoughts about Death something that scares you because you have no control over it. You tend to be obsessive about your mortality sometimes.

Stop worrying about losing money, and you'd rid yourself of unfounded nightmares. Stop manipulating others and you'll be free to concentrate on attaining your goals. Get rid of your phobias and you'll be able to relax more and enjoy yourself.

Aquarius (Jan 20 - Feb 18)
You tend to be too idealistic and naive sometimes. Practicality gets thrown out of the window by you many times. Cool and aloof, you rarely want to deal with deep emotions. You like to give advice but don't like to receive it. And ideas and inspirations that you sometimes neglect or follow through with them are constantly bombarding you. Or else you are constantly shifting focus, giving people the idea with no staying power.

Take time to explore your private feelings. Not all people see things your way. And just because you come up with ideas, don't expect other people to do all the work for you. Learn to trust people and accept advice.

Pisces (Feb 19 - Mar 20)
You are an escapist - you have this knack of avoiding issues if they seem unpleasant. You delve into past memories to escape your present woes. There is also a tendency towards alcoholism and even drug abuse - you are on a search for some kind of 'high'. You also love to flirt and too much of it may send the wrong, dangerous signals out to other people. Once in a while, a dark mood will descend on you and you become rather unsociable and withdrawn.

Trust your instincts, but also be in control of your perceptions. Whenever the escapist tendency hits you, join a seminar or get a pep talk from a friend to get your perspective right.

Thursday, May 08, 2003

What's in name ? Sometimes conversations can go really wild, weird and wayward that even words can not contain the meanings, emotions and intentions of the speaker. But then the participants are so engrossed that they know whats going on.
Its fun actually !And I have been witnessing such a few incidences these days...
Take this...
1. Topic : Cinema (lunch table)
Between a very usually cool talks on Movies I somehow sparked a debate over "If every movie has a color", and eventually everyone like agreeing this weird thought started to pour in more inputs...
Me said : "Look Devdas was so Red ?,And DCH" (everybody in unison), "That was kinda blue, right?" (might be because of so many beaches). "Oh very true" :-))Then some one went on to term Kaante as yelowish orange... N so it went to cover the remaining shades of rainbow...

2. Topic : (How names were derived and how to keep them "cool")
I proposed lets take first few letters from first one and first few from surname and thoda alter them to sound cool...
So it begun again...

E.g. Aishwarya Rai -> Ash Ray...

Me -> Sun Shine...
him -> Pankha (Pan Kha..)
him -> Vish Pat (and not Vish-Amrut nor Chit-Pat)
him -> Promo
him -> Kauwa (Kau. Va.)
him -> Soothy (Su. Di.)...
her -> Deep Ups (and not push ups)
him -> Rajan...

Saturday, May 03, 2003

Came Home, Nobody is there....
Unknowingly the carpels palpating over remote...
And all that begins again...

Dil Ding Dong Ding dole {M TV}, Ufff P +
Main Tujhko bhaga laya... tere baap ke dar se {Remo TV} Oh No ! P +
Akki and Miss Jism misadventuring on the Mummy like set with Thumps up in hand {channel [V] } God Gracious.. P+
A promo self-proclaiming the biggest hit, with biggest and latest heart-throb "Ishq-Vishq" {B4 U } P+
"Dil ne bahut roka.... chali Aayee, chali Aayee..." hold on, this is something surreally afresh after a long gap... {ETC } lets P+ now...
"Ruthey Huye ho kyon?" Not again this streotypical Adnaam {CMM} P+
Latest update and implications on asian economy in general and Indian in particular. Hold this on , then Sumantra Ghosal on his "Lessons in Excellence" Hmmm OK {CNBC} now P+
"Hello, Oh no say Hellowa (thats gorgeous :-) ), How r u frends ? " blah-blah.. twinkie twinkie... see ya Reddy Galu, Oh I mean tata that was a nice one {SS Music}... P+
Some 60's cowboy flick... {Action TV} P+
Sabse Tej, Aaj tak... P+
"mad about you...", nice to lower down your IQ and laugh with Mrs. Now_a_days_pregnant Meg Ryan {ZEE English} P+
blank screen {must be DD} P+
"Call our 24 Hrs service at 091- 011 - ..." {Zee TV} P+
Arjun Hunk Rampal & Diya Mirza (Oh, she still has a looong way to go...) "Haye mera diwanapan kuch kaam to aaya..." {Zee Music} P+
Mother Teresa in B&W background , hold on to {NDTV} P+
Sanju baba doing a chimp Act {some local cable} P+
Scene : Gotham city library rooftop, Mr. Masked batman and Mr. R fighting ice man Arnie, lets come back here again {HBO} P+
Iraq after Saddam : A reporter talking to another reporter who in turn relinquishing the mike to another one.., and this picture in - picture out continues for sometime {BBC world} P+
The aged stallion Andre Agassi braving away all odds against some new fiery kid, hold on , {Star sports} P-,
Tim Sebastian doing a torn-apart act to some zonal chief of GreenPeace wing of Australia, {BBC world} P++,
'Lashkara' crooning some Punjabi song P+
Elder amongst the Shirodkar siblings : "Najuk najuk najuk, main hun najuk badi..." (don't tell) {Zee Cinema} P+
The Mane Event (PPG) hold on till next Toon Tamasha break... {Cartoon N/w} P+
"Saanj Sawalya" Hmmm {Alpha Tv marathi} P+
KKKusum crying, crying and only crying... as she knows, Siddhartha's latest Brain tumor, Oh my goodness !!! Somebody save her and Also Miss Kapur {Sony} P+
Goes on and on and on till I come back to
Welcome to "M TV Fully Faltoo" : Oh so very True :-)
What tense you are in reflects what state you are in...

The Vietnamese Buddhist monk and philosopher, Thich Nhat Hanh,
writes about enjoying a good cup of tea. You must be
completely awake in the present to enjoy the tea. Only in
the awareness of the present can your hands feel the
pleasant warmth of the cup. Only in the present can you
savor the aroma, taste the sweetness, appreciate the
delicacy. If you are ruminating about the past or
worrying about the future, you will completely miss the
experience of enjoying the cup of tea. You will look down
at the cup, and the tea will be gone.

Life is like that. If you are not fully present, you will
look around and it will be gone. You will have missed the
feel, the aroma, the delicacy and beauty of life. It will
seem to be speeding past you.

The past is finished. Learn from it and let it go. The
future is not even here yet. Plan for it, but do not waste
your time worrying about it. Worrying is worthless. When
you stop ruminating about what has already happened, when
you stop worrying about what might never happen, then you
will be in the present moment. Then you will begin to
experience joy in life.

- Brian Weiss, MD. From his book "Only Love is Real"
Courtesy of Judith Pavluvcik

And that's the reason why I love using this tense.
I wish I could be a teacher teaching people "grammar", but then there is some called "Bha Po"
I Think You Think Too Much

Don't know I'm watching you and every move you make
I know what you do and everything you say
I hear loud and clear and there wont be no escape
For those of you who won't cooperate
So don't stand in our way, obey
Or you'll be taken away
and you will soon be forgotten
mind and body rottin'
and you'll pay for what you do and say
I think you think too much- you think too much
We're watching you
And everything you do and say will come back some day
Just look at what mess you made
Choose carefully the words you wish to speak...

I Touch Roses
If you think I'm magical
cause roses bloom with my touch
thats mathematical
I think you think too much
I touch roses
If you try to talk with me
if you try to copy my
pocket full of poses
you still can't touch my roses
I touch roses
I touch roses
I touch roses
I touch roses
If you think I'm magical
cause roses bloom with my touch
but magics just not practical
I think you think too much
I touch roses

Friday, May 02, 2003

The secret of being miserable is to have leisure to bother about
whether you are happy or not. The cure is occupation.
- Bernard Shaw
Strange how much you have to know before you know how little you

Thursday, May 01, 2003

Wednesday, April 30, 2003

Love me for a reason, and let the reason be love
"Tell me whom you love," Houssaye wrote, "And I will tell you who you
are..." more

Sunday, April 27, 2003

Two things that might just well go unnoticed; worth mention here:
1. Pune Police made their presence in the town known by executing a surprise Nakebandi s'terday (And I had to struck in the sun for an hour).Reason given for this : 'a routine exercise to reduce the crime rate and keep PUC under check?' ( what a noble cause, shud be given Nobel for this.)

2. Even as the Nation and Pune in particular was just getting out of Tendlya's B'day hangover, Our Lata Didi was admitted in her own Dinanath Hospital (and its proximity to my place brings significance to this news) for severe acute fatigue syndrome, courtesy ironical to her restless & exhaustive bid to raise more money for her hospital.

Saturday, April 26, 2003

The World is a no more a stage...

That was true only in that good old shakespearean time but now the theory is changing. Its a MTV India era and it says The world is just a Show Business. A lot more about this

Monday, April 21, 2003

"Children are the most misunderstood people.
Not because they cannot talk clearly,
but because we do not hear them clearly.
(There is a child in everyone...)"
-Prageet Vaz

Sunday, April 20, 2003

What is your choice ?

The April 16th reading in the Courage to Change says
"I can either feel sorry for what I have missed or I can appreciate the chance to learn to love and appreciate myself. I do some of both, but today I know I have a choice."
I like that::Anonymous.

-A Perfect healing what Jeems the nigger in "Gone With The Wind"
might have suggested for SOHS "Scarlett O'Hara syndrome"

Saturday, April 19, 2003

A Perfect Chicken Soup...
Lunch With God

There once was a little boy who wanted to meet God. He knew it was a long trip to where God lived, so he packed his suitcase with Twinkies and a six-pack of root beer and he started his journey.

When he had gone about three blocks, he met an old woman. She was sitting in the park just staring at some pigeons. The boy sat down next to her and opened his suitcase. He was about to take a drink from his root beer when he noticed that the old lady looked hungry, so he offered her a Twinkie. She gratefully accepted it and smiled at him. Her smile was so pretty that the boy wanted to see it again, so he offered her a root beer. Once again she smiled at him. The boy was delighted ! They sat there all afternoon eating
and smiling, but they never said a word.

As it grew dark, the boy realized how tired he was and he got up to leave, but before he had gone more than a few steps, he turned around, ran back to the old woman and gave her a hug. She gave him her biggest smile ever. When the boy opened the door to his own house a short time later, his mother was surprised by the look of joy on his face. She asked him, "What did you do today that made you so happy?" He replied, "I had lunch with God." But before his mother could respond, he added, "You know what? She's got the most beautiful smile I've ever seen!"

Meanwhile, the old woman, also radiant with joy, returned to her home. Her son was stunned by the look of peace on her face and he asked, "Mother, what did you do today that made you so happy?" She replied, "I ate Twinkies in the park with God." But before her son responded, she added, "You know, he's much younger than I expected."

Wednesday, April 16, 2003

Left to themselves, things tend to go from bad to worse.

Monday, April 14, 2003

Miss Understood !!!

I stumbled like my words, did the best I could
Damn, misunderstood
Intentions good.

-Bon Yovi.

Friday, April 11, 2003

Thought of the Day :-))

Neither irony or sarcasm is argument::Samuel Butler.

Thursday, April 10, 2003

Quote: Albert Einstein
Everything that can be counted does not necessarily count; everything that counts cannot necessarily be counted.
It is a grand mistake to think of being great without goodness and I pronounce it as certain that there was never a truly great man that was not at the same time truly "virtuous". -Benjamin Franklin
I wonder why the Surgeons wear mask while operating ?

Monday, April 07, 2003

Student Forever :
The Person in most confused state is the best student and an appropriate candidate to be taught.
I feel so many a times as confused as Arjuna (by my very little knowledge of Mahabharata) on so many a things that I feel this very urge of some Krishna reincarnating (if you permit me of believing into this scientifically so unrealistic phenom) and giving me the lessons; rather getting my fundas clear in first place.
Never wrestle with a pig. You both get dirty and the pig likes it.

Sunday, April 06, 2003

Dunno why I thot my Pakaofying act was not enough that I have now subscribrd for yet another URL:
Let me see how it shapes up?

Wednesday, April 02, 2003

A friend who is far away is sometimes much nearer than one who is at hand. Is not the mountain far more awe-inspiring and more clearly visible to one passing through the valley than to those who inhabit the mountain?
-Kahlil Gibran

Just took a note : >> more clearly visible in above
& note this in below.

Friendship is like bagful of glasses. One glass is the rearview mirror which helps you look behind while you are still moving ahead.Other is the crystal ball but the problem with it is that no one of us has this glass so we can never know what's instore ahead. So why not look at the present which is clearer than the crystal, so that when you will look back again at this present that is now it will be even clearer.
-Sandy Shahane.
& now note this : >> clearer than the crystal
So I think Kahlil Gibran used to think much like me.But doesn't the real beauty lies in being genuinely oneself ?
So I wish now if I could write like genuinely Myself forever.
The key to everything is PATIENCE. You get the chicken by hatching the
egg, not by smashing it.
-Arnold H. Glasow
The most surprising gift of all is the one least expected but most desired.
-Sandy Shahane
Yesterday is History, Tomorrow is a Mystery And Today ? Today is a
gift that's why we call it The Present.
- Babatunde Olatunji.
Friendship is like bagful of glasses. One glass is the rearview mirror which helps you look behind while you are still moving ahead.Other is the crystal ball but the problem with it is that no one of us has this glass so we can never know what's instore ahead. So why not look at the present which is clearer than the crystal, so that when you will look back again at this present that is now it will be even clearer.
-Sandy Shahane.

Sunday, March 30, 2003

See me at for the rest of scrap !!!
2nd Chance

When we went out all things were right
and everything was fine
then we broke up and I cried so hard
cause you were no longer mine

You said you needed time and space
so I was like "okay"
I stood around & waited
as we drifted farther away

I thought that we would reunite
but I geuss that you did not
so I got close to giveing up
to let go is what i've been taught

...but then one day you changed your mind
and finally came around
I guess you finally realized
just what you had found (LoL)

I didn't want to start again
I didn't want to cry
to go through another break-up like that
...I think I'd rather die

I finally took my chances
because I knew we'd make it last
and now we are together matter whats in our past

We've gotten through the hard times
and gotten through the pain
we've been dating for a month now
and there's so much in it for me to gain

I'm so glad that we're together
and we made it through the past
I know this time it feels so right
I know we'll make it last!
Eureka !!!
Ever wondered the keys to achieve the success (and by success I mean what you mean success is) in whatever,whenever, wherever you want to (does this sound a bit like Vapurza ? )
I think I just hit the board !!!
Here it is....
Just start saying these fine little words slowly to urself and mean by them what you honestly want to mean by them.
Friendship,Enthusiasm,Faith,Trust,Simplicity,You,We,Honesty,Integrity,Hardwork,Consistency,Tears,Parents,Mother,Mercy, Pity, Peace, Love,Smile,Cheer,God,Worship...

Or goto some Book shoppee, surf some thousand links over search engines,read and ask and talk how,what, when, where and why ?

My Goodness !!! As I write these words I can understand why someone called words as weapons and so lethal to handle them carefully...

Saturday, March 29, 2003

Never you say Good Bye...
Naren Da...
I know they say if you love somebody
You should set them free (so they say)
But it sure is hard to do
Yeah, it sure is hard to do
And I know they say if they don't come back again
Then it's meant to be (so they say)
So Never you say GBye to me
But don't know without you
what's instore this 2003
-Sandy Ronan Keating....

Wednesday, March 26, 2003

Just dropped in to say Hi !

Monday, March 24, 2003

Something meaningful
There was once this guy who is very much in love with his girl. This
romantic guy folded 1,000 pieces of paper-cranes as a gift to his girrrlfrend.
Although, at that time he was just a small fry in his company, his future
doesn't seemed too bright, they were very happy together. Until one day, his
girl told him she was going to Paris and will never come back.

She also told him that she couldn’t visualize any future for the both of
them, so let's go their own ways there and then ...Heartbroken (tadap tadap ke Is dil me... ), the guy
agreed. But when he regains his confidence, he worked hard day and night,
slogging his body and mind just to make something out of him.

Finally with all these hard work and the help of friends, this guy had set
up his own company. You never fail until you stop trying one rainy day,
while this guy was driving; he saw an elderly couple sharing an umbrella the
rain walking to some destination.

Even with the umbrella, they were still drenched. It didn't take him
long to realize those were his girl's parents. With a heart in getting back
at them, he droved slowly beside the couple, wanting them to spot him in his
luxury sedan.

He wanted them to know that he wasn't the same anymore; he had his own
company, car, comfort etc. He made it! Before the guy can realize, the
couple was walking towards a cemetery, and he got out of his car and
followed.... and he saw his girl, a photograph of her smiling sweetly as
ever at him from her tombstone... and he saw his paper cranes beside her.

Find time to realize that there is one person who means so much to you,
for you might wake up one morning losing that person who you thought meant
nothing to you Her parents saw him. He asks them why had this happened. They
explained, she did not leave for France at all. She was ill with cancer.

She had believed that he will make it someday, but she did not want to be
his obstacle ... therefore she had choose to leave him ...

Just because someone doesn't love you the way you want them to, doesn't mean
they don't love you with all they have She had wanted her parents to put his
paper cranes beside her, because, if the day comes when fate brings him to
her again he can take some of those back with him ...
Once you have loved, you will always love. For what's in your mind may
escape but what's in your heart will remain forever

The guy just wept ... The worst way to miss someone is to be sitting right
beside them knowing you can't have them