Archive for February 2011

Andhiyaara Dhalkar Hi Rahega !!! - अंधियारा ढलकर ही रहेगा

This definitely has to be a lucky day of my life. I have been searching for this poem for the past seven years approximately and I find it today. :) :D

I found the original transliterated into English at Kashish.

I couldn't resist the temptation. Hence took some time to transliterate back to the original !!!

Yippeee.. And it has come out really really well.. Oh. I feel seriously so happy...

My tribute to Neelam Ma'm, who taught me this poem.

आंधियाँ चाहे उठाओ बिजलियाँ चाहे गिराओ
जल गया है दीप तो अंधियारा ढलकर ही रहेगा

रौशनी पूँजी नहीं है,जो तिजोरी में समाए
वोह खिलौना भी न,जिसका दाम हर ग्राहक लगाए
वोह पसीने की हँसी है,वह शहीदों की उम्र है
जो नया सूरज उगाये जब तड़प कर तिलमिलाए
उग रही लौ को न टोको,ज्योति के रथ को न रोको.
यह सुबह का दूत हर तम को निगलकर ही रहेगा
जल गया है दीप तो अंधियारा ढल कर ही रहेगा ...

है जवानी तो हवा हर एक घूंघट खोलती है
टोक दो तो आँधियों की बोलियों में बोलती है
वह नहीं क़ानून मानें,वह नहीं प्रतिबन्ध माने
वह पहाड़ियों पर बदलियों सी उचलती डोलती है
जाल चांदी का लपेटो,खून का सौदा समेटो
आदमी हर क़ैद से बाहर निकलकर ही रहेगा
जल गया है दीप तो अंधियारा ढलकर ही रहेगा

वक़्त को जिसने नहीं समझा उसे मिटना पड़ा है
बच गया तलवार से तो फूल से कटना पड़ा है
क्यों न कितनी ही बड़ी हो,क्यों न कितनी ही कठिन हो
हर नदी की राह से चट्टान को हटना पड़ा है
उस सुबह से संधि कर लो हर किरण की मांग भर लो
है जगा इंसान तो मौसम बदलकर ही रहेगा
जल गया है दीप तो अंधियारा ढलकर ही रहेगा

Sunday, February 27, 2011 by Hari
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पुष्प की अभिलाषा

- माखनलाल चतुर्वेदी (Makhanlal Chaturvedi)

चाह नहीं मैं सुरबाला के
गहनों में गूँथा जाऊँ

चाह नहीं, प्रेमी-माला में
बिंध प्यारी को ललचाऊँ

चाह नहीं, सम्राटों के शव
पर हे हरि, डाला जाऊँ

चाह नहीं, देवों के सिर पर
चढ़ूँ भाग्य पर इठलाऊँ

मुझे तोड़ लेना वनमाली
उस पथ पर देना तुम फेंक

मातृभूमि पर शीश चढ़ाने
जिस पर जावें वीर अनेक ।

I will probably never forget this poem till I die...

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Took this off a facebook forum.

All credit to original uploaders.

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Honeymoon - पंद्रह करोड़ का !!!

Ah.. The title got you here isn't it.. ???
You surely haven't heard of this one right ???

:) Yay !!!

This is Haricharan bringing you the first of the best news from across the country...

A new reality show is about to hit you with the full force of a Shatabdi..

Its the Honeymoon - पंद्रह करोड़ का !!!

What ?? You don't get it ??

Its simple. You have to spend 15 crores on your honeymoon.

I can hear screams from your end !!! Yeah.. Even I want to scream my heart out, in anguish. अरे क्या करूंगा मैं पंद्रह करोड़ का ?

But don't think its gonna be easy..

Here are the rules and conditions.

1.) You should have got married less than 45 days of the start of shoot. There will be checking of marriage registration certificates.

Rationale :: This is reality TV. We don't want behenji's and mamaji's participating. Young couples. Hot blooded. More TRP.

2.) Your marriage should not have consummated. (Yes.. That's the new Reality.. Disgusting.. ??? Read on...)

Rationale :: If you've already got the girl, WhyTF do you need a honeymoon. Honeymoon is all about wooing the girl and making the cut. Makes sense right. Amazing insight by the producers.

3.) Only one partner will plan the honeymoon. The other person will be kept unawares of the entire plan.

Rationale :: So that we can have a huuuuuggge scene created at airport or tourist location wherever the honeymoon is planned. Producers will ensure that the girl is scared of air-travel or boat-ride that they can have some tear jerkers as well.

4.) At the end of the honeymoon, the couple should not have anything material or monetary out of the exercise. Implies, no gifts, no clothes, no jewelery, no nothing bought from the 15 crores. There must be vouchers, bills and receipts. Every paisa must be accounted for.

Rationale :: (sounds like Arunachalam?? Well the producers just lifted it from there.) The producers feel that the couple got their fair share of limelight. Now scoot !!!

5.) The camera will accompany them 24X7. Yes. You read that right. 24X7.

Rationale :: If they don't get some intimate scenes, WhyTF do they need such a program. Get it ? TRP's will shoot through the roof when advertising with kisses and hugges. (We are already overloaded with all this from that juvenile show, what do they call it ??? Ah.. S P I T S V I L L A !! No.. that was not a typo. Intended.)

6.) The couple will not talk with any of their parents AT ANY TIME during the course of their honeymoon.

Rationale :: The channel will have three weeks of special filming at their parents' place, shooting them with tears. Making them show the photographs from their childhood. Even their Chachere Bhaai's Mausa's Maama will make it to the show and recollect fondly how the boy's father insulted him.

7.) At the end of every day of honeymoon, [which will be edited and split up to be telecasted on three days], there will be a vote by the viewers, which will decide whether the couple deserve to continue their honeymoon. If they fail, a new couple will be selected and the whole process continues.

Rationale :: Customer is King. King never bargains. King is never wrong. So if the Customer feels that the couple are "feeka", its time to give them the boot. And after giving them the boot, two more days we can show their journey in the show, FROM THE BEGINNING, in black and white, all their fights, their parents in tears, friends in shock....

8.) Celebrity couples will travel to the honeymoon spot and give the couple "tasks". All the while the celebrity wife will try to seduce the young man, while the celebrity husband will get cozy with the girl.

Rationale :: This is the way the viewers can see the love between the boy and girl. The jealously must be visible. Sleazily dressed Celebrity Wifey is a must and the Celebrity husband must be a six packer with his shirt open all the time. More skin-show. More glamor.More TRP's.

9.) In case of a massive fight between the couple, the boy/girl's ex will be brought in.

Rationale :: What use are cupboards if there are no skeletons in them. When there is a fight, prolong it. Push it. Drama is what the audience wants. The arrival of the ex will only increase the interest in the drama. News channels will start discussing "Axe your ex".

10.) Post the honeymoon, the couple will be required to undergo the Fidelity-Lie-Detector Test and also a psychiatric test.

Rationale :: As the producers we do not want lives of young couples to be ruined. Also such medical treatments will show the channel in good light.

The show is touted to be hosted by none other than Meena Vallik and Pashmit Atel. One hot TV couple, who made it BIG at the house of the BOSS.

Just IMAGINE !!!

P.S:- Inspired by this.
P.P.S:- Find it disgusting ?? Please write a petition to Information and Broadcasting Ministry on banning programs like the above. and of course, Programs like Roadies, Big Boss, Axe your Ex, SplitsVilla. And then I might consider taking this piece off. Err... I meant, taking the post off.

Saturday, February 26, 2011 by Hari
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Why does it always happen to me ???

Yes, Why does it always happen to ME ?

ME, of all the people...

First it was Shruthi Seth...then Deepika (Padukone) And now I hear its Divya Parameshwar !!!

Why oh Why oh Why... !!! Why does it always have to be me, the one to take the heartbreaks...

I seriously can't stand it any longer.. !!!

O.K. Enough ramblings. Here is the meat.

ऐसी भी क्या जल्दी है यार ?
थोडा Socialise करो... घूमो-फिरो...
अल्बम्स बनाओ ... म्यूजिक विडियो शूट करो ...
शादी वादी के चक्कर में क्यों पड़ते हो ?

Shruthi Seth impressed me very much with her acting in Shararat. Though loosely based on Sabrina the teenage witch, it was well conceptualised.

Then came and she floored me completely. Perfect characterization. Not one emotion extra. It was like as if she lived the role and was not acting in front of the camera. She did score a lot of brownie points for this one.

The second devi we are going to talk about is Divya Parameshwaran - Yes, the same girl who shot to fame with the 3-Roses ads. :)

Of all the people why did she have to get engaged so soon.. அப்படி என்ன அவசரம்... ??? Grrrrr... !@#$%^&*#^&#@^&#^&#$$!@@#

I loved her 3-Roses series. She also has squint. (there.. I am one up now)

The third Devi is of course Deepika Padukone. One gay-looking (no offence meant to these people) boy arrives with a fleet of aeroplanes and she takes off with him ??? Seriously Deepika.. is this the stuff you are made of... ? I thought you cared more about character than looks and money. All he has is a v-neck tight fitting full-sleeved t-shirt. I guess he could definitely do with some Baniyaan advertisement.

With your influence, you can surely get that for him na ?? (I go one-up again...)

All teen deviyaan have disappointed me big time... I seriously need to make sure that beautiful women are wooed immediately and ensured they are not taken...

And why is that older women are somehow always DUMB enough to ignore the nice guys and fall for all the RASCALS !!!

Some Maturity.. !!! Sigh.. !!!!

Life is cruel... இளமையில் தனிமை .. கொடுமையில் கொடுமை...

P.S:- என்னடா இவன் இப்படி எல்லாம் பேசறான்னு நெனச்சு.... தப்பு கணக்கு போடாதீங்க ... சும்மா... வவவக்கு !! :) :D

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[Infographic] - Cost And Speed of Internet

Here is a smal Infographic that I found impressive. Its been taken from David Merzel's blog. David is currently the Country Manager of Microsoft' Entertainment and Devices Department.

His posts are full of conviction and leave you wondering, what did you contribute to the World Wide Web. :)

Noticed some interesting things...

India does not even figure in the list. What our BSNL calls as Broadband is something akin to dialup in these countries.

Japan impresses me. :) 61 mbps. Man.. That means a 600 MB movie every 3 minutes... !!!!

That surely is impressive.. :)

Friday, February 25, 2011 by Hari
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विशाल की अकल और शीला की नक़ल... मान गये

Vishal Dadlani can deny it as much as he want...

पर क्या करें... चोर तो रंगे हाथों पकड़ा गया...

The guys at itwofs have done a great job. (I follow them very very regularly). Recently Kartik posted a track that sent Vishal scampering..

Listen to the portion from 0:50 to 1:10... And also look at the repetitive wordings.. :)

And Vishal tries to defend himself as much as possible and avoid getting it posted in ITWOFS.. :P :D He He He....

Kartik, i hear the similarity too, but all i can do i state here and now, in public, that i'd never heard this song in my life until i just heard it here! it's absolutely bizarre!! and uncanny! there's no doubt that the "her name is sheila" line is similar, but that's it, and that line is a bit too simple for us to have to steal. Wow. I wanna reiterate that we've never stolen a melody, and will never do so. As to whether or not this becomes our first listing, i leave that to you. But i sincerely hope it doesn't. i'll be shattered.

Vishal acted as if he was Ricky Ponting and that his word must be taken to be true...

जब चोरी हुई... शीला की जवानी .... :P :D

Thursday, February 24, 2011 by Hari
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You know what is Bliss...

Standing out of the balcony of my flat at 11 PM in night, wearing light cotton clothes, listening to Oru Kaathal Enbathu on headphones ...

WoW.. :) :D

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Manmohan Singh - Act 3 - Scene 2

Scamsters, Middle Class, Sonia Ji, lend me your ears;
I come to bury Raja, not to praise him;
The evil that Raja did, lives, haunting me,
All my 'clean-image' has already been Pre-Mortem(ed)
So let it be with Me ... The noble Karuna
told you that Raja was ambitious:
If it were so, it was not a grievous fault,
(Afterall Karuna is our coalition)
And grievously hath Raja answered it ...
There, yonder in the custody of CBI officers and the rest,
lies Raja (pun intended)
For Karuna is an honorable man;
So are they all, (I speak here...
Not just for myself, but for Kani, Barkha and
All Honorable men.
Come I to speak in Raja's infamy
He (Raja) was my friend. Faithful and just to me.
Ne'er did he anything, without my knowledge.
But Sibal says he was ambitious;
And Sibal is an honorable man.
He hath stripped many such cupboards full of skeletons
So that his own remain clothed.
Whose ransoms did Raja fill ? Not mine.
Did this in Raja seem ambitious ?
When the people have cried, Karuna hath wept:
Raja's folly was that he made mobile affordable.
Folly is a stern word.
Yet Soniaji says he was ambitious;
And Soniaji is an honorable (wo)man.
You all did see that in the last three weeks,
Thrice I presented you facts that I objected to
Which the opposition thrice refused to digest.
Was this ambition ?
Yet the opposition says Raja was ambitious;
And sure, the opposition consists of honorable men.
I speak not to disprove what Karuna spoke,
(For he is our ally down south)
But here I am to speak what I do not know
(I still do not know quo vadis the money)
I did love him many times, not without cause;
For he did fill my coffers once and for all.
What cause withholds me then, not to mourn for him ?
My clean image ? My untainted past ? My softspoken nature ?
Media people !! Thou art fled to brutish beasts,
You have lost your reason.Bear with me.
My heart is in the Tihar jail now, with Raja,
And I must pause, till I know the whereabouts of the money.

Saturday, February 19, 2011 by Hari
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Am on Stentorian ...

O.K. Here is the background.

Three weeks before, I received in my Inbox from one of my colleagues a link. The link led me to TheStentorian site and before I knew it, I had read every single article of their previous two issues.

Then I called up their editor. :) Yes.. I did that. :) :D

The magazine was an infant. It definitely needed some advice. I decided to give it some. And in return, I asked to become a member of their team.

And before I knew it, I was on.

For the February issue, I decided to write on two topics. One was sun-signs. And the other on "What does February Mean to you"

You cannot access individual articles, since the webprint is still in the making, however the e-magazine version is out,and you can read it here.

Please do let me know your reviews and comments.
You may choose to share it on Facebook and circulate the link as well.

P.S: :) That's one more feather in my cap. :) :D

Tuesday, February 15, 2011 by Hari
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Some interesting thoughts...

I have been posting quite some things on Facebook recently, (political statements basically) and they have been well received... :P

Here is my small list of statements...

பக்கம் 9 பரபர ...
படித்ததில் ரசித்தது ...
"...வயகாட்டுல நிக்கிறவனுக்கு வயித்துபசி எடுத்தா, ஒரு கடலைச்செடியை பிடுங்கி கடலைகளைச் சாப்பிடுவான். கருணாநிதி அப்படி இல்லை. கடலை செடி அப்படியே இருக்கும். ஆனால் அடியில் இருந்த கடலைகள் மட்டும் காணாமல் போய்விடும். அந்த அளவுக்கு நேக்கா நோன்டிடுவார்..."

இந்த நஞ்சை நச்சென்ன உமிழ்வது ... நான் இல்லீங்கோ ....
'நச்' நாஞ்சில் மனோகரன் ..
ஜு வீ - 9/1/2011 - பக்கம் 9

திறமையான முட்டாள்கள் கழகத்தின் தேர்தல் அறிக்கை...சோனியாஜி , ராகுல்ஜி , டூஜி, இது அனைத்துக்கும் காரணம்...இந்த டெக்னாலஜி ... ஆகையால், அடுத்த முறை எங்கள் ஆட்சி வந்தால், நாங்கள் டேக்னாலஜீயை ஒழித்து கட்டுவோம் ...
அண்ணா நாமம் வாழ்க..நீங்க பெரியாருக்கு போட்ட அந்த பெரிய நாமமும் வாழ்க..
ராஜா தப்பே பன்னல ...அவர் தலித் என்பதால் மட்டுமே அவர் தாக்க படுகிறார்..இது தமிழர்களுக்கு ஒன்னும் புதிதல்லஇது நேரு காலத்திலுருந்து தமிழ் மக்கள் மீது இழைக்க படும் அநீதி இதற்க்கு ஒரே தீர்வு... பகுத்தறிவு ...எல்லாரும் மஞ்ச துண்டும் வெல்ல சட்டையும் போட்டுக்கிட்டு ... திராவிட இனத்தின் நிறமே கருப்புன்னு கோஷம் போடுங்க
"ராடீயா" " ராஜா", "கனி" "ஊழல்" என்று சொல்லும் பொழுது,உதடுகள் ஒட்டாது
"கடமை" "கண்ணியம்" "கட்டுப்பாடு" "குடும்பம்" என்று சொல்லும் பொழுது தான்...
உதடுகள் கூட ஓட்டும் ...

Thursday, February 10, 2011 by Hari
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Need opinions...

A lot of people have been writing in to tell me that I should start podcasting...

I am not really sure about that. I am encouraged by the response though...

One of my colleagues took the pains to mail me and ask me, if I was podcasting.. I was surprised to know that he read one of my office-blogs (where I rarely post anything) and was prompted to ask me...

I am planning to start with my Mahabharatha Series... though suggestions are welcome...

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I watched Aadukalam last week and was very much impressed by it.
That being said, over the week, the story of Aadukalam kept running over and over in one corner of my mind. "You are missing something Hari." An inner voice kept saying.
And suddenly it came crashing down on me.
What an analogy~ simile ~metaphor !!!
Here is my interpretation. In Tamizh.

மொதல்ல கதை சுருக்கம்.

பேட்டைக்காரனும் ஆயுப்பும் நெருங்கிய நண்பர்கள். அவர்கள் பழக்கம் சுமார் ஒரு முப்பது ஆண்டுகளுக்கு மேல் இருக்கும்.

இவர்கள் சேவல் சண்டைகளின் சண்டியர்கள். இவர்களை தோற்கடிப்பதே தனது வாழக்கையின் குறிக்கோள் என வாழ்பவன் தான் ரத்தினசாமி.

பேட்டைக்கு வலது கை துரை. இடது கை கருப்பு. உயிர் அயுப்.
இப்படி வாழ்க்கை ஓடி கொண்டு இருக்கையில், ஒரு சேவல் சண்டையில், கருப்பு தானாகவே தன் சேவலை சண்டைக்கு விட்டு (ஒரு முறை அல்ல... மூன்று முறை, ஒரே சேவலை ) பல லட்சங்களை ஜெயிச்சிடராறு . மக்கள் அவரை அடுத்தபேட்டைகாரன்னு அழைக்க ஆரம்பிக்கறாங்க...

இதை பொறுத்துக்க முடியாத பேட்டைக்காரன், சூழ்ச்சி செய்யறாரு. கதை வேறு விதமாக செல்கிறது. கடைசியில் கருப்புக்குபேட்டைகாரனுடைய சுயரூபம் தெரிய வர, பேட்டைக்காரன் தற்கொலை செஞ்சிக்கராறு.

இது தாங்க கதை.. இப்போ இத வேற விதமா பார்ப்போமா ?

பேட்டைக்காரன் தான் இன்றைய தமிழக முதல்வர். ரொம்பவும் சீரும் செருப்புமா, மன்னிக்கவும் ... சிறப்புமா வாழ்ந்துட்டு இருக்காரு .

அயுப் தான் பேராசிரியர். அப்பப்போ கட்சிக்கு மருந்தா வேலை செய்யறாரு.

பார் வெச்சு நடத்தரவரு (துரை ) தான் நம்ம மதுரை தளபதி .

சொல்லவே தேவை இல்ல.... கருப்பு தான் நம்ம (அறுபது வயது ஆகியும் இன்னமும் இளைஞர் அணி தலைவரா இருக்கிற ) சிங்கார சென்னை தளபதி ...

சரி .. கதைக்கு வருவோம் ... தன் மகன் தன்னையே மிஞ்சிடுவானோ என்ற பயம் பேட்டைகாரன்னுக்கு அதுனால மொதல்ல அவருடைய பதவிக்கு குறி வைக்கறாரு. மேயர் பதவி காலி.
அப்புறம், மகன் கட்சி மாறிட போகிறான் என்ற பயத்தில், தன் அருகிலேயே வைத்துகொள்ள அவரை துணை முதல்வர் ஆக்குகிறார். அதாவது டம்மி பீஸ்.

பிள்ளைக்களுக்குள் போட்டியும் பொறாமையும் வருவதற்கு, மதுரை தளபதிக்கு மந்திரி பதவி குடுக்கறாரு.

இரண்டு மகன்களும் அடித்து கொள்ளாமல் (கொல்லாமல்) வாழ்வது, பேட்டைகாரனால் பொறுத்துக்கொள்ள முடியவில்லை. அதுவும் சென்னை தளபதி தான் அடுத்த வாரிசு என்று பத்திரிக்கைகளும் , அரசியல் கட்சிகளும், தொலைகாட்சிகளும் பேசி கொள்வது, அவரால் பொறுத்து கொள்ள முடியவில்லை. எங்கே தனது மகன் தன்னையே மிஞ்சிடுவானோ என்கிற ஒரு பொறாமை. அதுனாலையோ என்னவோ
மனுஷன் இன்னமும் பதவி வெறி பிடித்து உட்காறந்திருகிறார்.

அடுத்த பேட்டைக்காரன் யாரு என்ற இந்த சண்டை ஓடி கொண்டு இருக்க... வந்தார் களத்தில் ராஜா (படத்துல இவர் இல்லீங்க.. ஆனா இந்த படத்துல, ஒரு ஸ்பெஷல் என்ட்ரி.) ராஜா பக்கம் சாய்ந்தால் எல்லோருக்கும் கொடஞ்சல். மகன்களால் தலையை வெளில காட்டிக்க முடியாது. அவமானம். அவர்களுக்கு. தனக்கு ? தனக்கு தன்மானம் , ரோஷம், வெக்கம், சூடு, சொரணை, இப்படி எதுவுமே இல்லையே... அப்பறம் எதற்கு அவர் கவலை பட வேண்டும்...யாராவது கேட்டால், ராஜா கட்சிக்காக உழைத்திருக்கிறார். அவர் ஒரு தியாகின்னு பிட்டு போட வேண்டியது தான்.

இது தான் இன்றைய தமிழகத்தின் நிலை ...
சென்னைக்கும் மதுரைக்கும் போர் வெடிக்குமா ...
இல்லை இரண்டு மகன்களும், நாட்டின் நன்மைக்காக, ஏதாவது முடிவு எடுப்பார்களா?

பொறுத்திருந்து பார்ப்போம் ! ...

by Hari
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There's this person ...

.. I've known for quite some time now ...

He is one of the most egoistic person I've ever met in my life. EVER.

EGO defines him.
EGO is what he talks.
EGO is what he does.
EGO is what he thinks.
EGO is him.

There is not a single moment of his life when his EGO has not controlled him. And you know what, the way he rants about the fact that he is proud of his ego... You should listen to him to realise what exactly 'a snob is'.

When confronted, he says it quite frankly ...
"Whatever I am today. Feeling high or Feeling Low, Feeling miserable or Feeling Great, Being Happy or Being Sad, I attribute it all to my EGO. In fact, I would go as far as saying that without my EGO, I don't exist at all. Quintessentially speaking, that would indeed be a paradox.. Nevertheless..."

His 'so-called' friends (all of them) think that he is making enemies out of his friends. It is a fact that he acknowledges, but not without making his trademark "I-don't-really-care-about-that" shrug. He re-iterates his philosophy...
"I am to other people, what they are to me. If they are nasty, I am nasty. If they are judgmental, so am I. If they give priority to someone else before me, I do the same with them. If someone does not have time for me. I do not have time for them."

When questioning him further on this philosophy of his, he answers in one line, pregnant with commonsense.
"I believe in keeping my equations simple. More the number of unknown variables in the equations, harder is the equation to solve."

He thinks he knows more than the pack around him. Which is more-or-less the truth. He does in fact know much more than the crowd around him. He often thinks that people judge him by his looks and is often very much pissed off at the fact. The reason being, having the looks of a South-Indian, leads to many thinking that he is as dumb as them, which unfortunately is not the case.

He also thinks more than any of his peers. His peers tell us that all the thinking that he does is merely an attempt to show off. But this guy shrugs this question uncomfortably,
"They may be right. Who knows ? But, I, For one, know that what I think does matter to me. What I think should not matter to them. It's my headache after all, isn't it ?"

He carries this chip on the shoulder that he is usually light years ahead of his peers in terms of certain qualities, and yet he does not get the respect or attention due for it. Instead he only gets ridiculed.
"It's not ridiculing that troubles me. It happens all the time. What they don't realise is that they are making fun of the same concept/vision/philosophy they will be adopting/accepting a couple of years down the line."

Does it hurt a lot ?
"Actually No. Its like not getting credit. Nevertheless I've learnt to take it in my stride. These days I don't even look out for these people."

A Smart alec for most duration of his school and college life, he continues to remain the best at whatever he does. And he makes sure there is no exception to that rule. EVER. Whatever he does has to be the best. There is nothing called Second-Best for him. This attitude of his has often taken him to deep levels of animosity with his classmates and college mates. It had also pushed him into a depression for some time during his college life, but he bounced back in style.

Wanna know who this person is ???
Watch out for the next edition :)

Friday, February 4, 2011 by Hari
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ராஜா செய்த தவறு தான் என்ன ?

ஆமாங்க ... ராஜா அப்படி என்ன தப்பு செஞ்சாரு ...?

என்ன .. ஒரு ஒன்னேமுக்கால் லட்சம் கோடிக்கு உழல் செஞ்சாரு... இதுக்கு போய் அவர யாராவது அர்ரெஸ்ட் செய்வாங்களா ?

சி பீ ஆயி க்கு அறிவே இல்லீங்க..

தமிழ்ல ஒரு பழமொழி இறுக்கு...
ஏய்தவன் இருக்க அம்பை நோவான் ஏன் ?

நம்ம குடும்பநிதிய அம்மா ஆட்சியில நடுநிசில நாயை விட கேவலமா தர தரன்னு இழுத்திட்டு போகும் போது ... அந்த அனுபவத்த குடும்ப நிதி பத்திரிகையாளர்கள் கிட்ட சொல்லும் போது.. அப்படியே கண்ணில் நீர் மல்க ... இதே வார்த்தை தான் சொன்னார் ...

ராஜா செய்த தவறு தான் என்ன ?

"The only wrong Raja committed was making mobile phones affordable to millions of poor people"
அது செரி...

இவரு அப்படியே சிவாஜி (நான் சொல்றது ... ஏவிஎம் சிவாஜி ) மக்களுக்கு நல்லது செஞ்சாராம் ...
அதுனால அவர தூக்கி உள்ள வெச்சுட்டான்கலாம் ...

தூ .. வெட்க கேடு... இந்த பொழப்புக்கு ... !!!

நான் மறுபடியும் சொல்றேன்..

ராஜா தப்பே பன்னல ...
அவர் தலித் என்பதால் மட்டுமே அவர் தாக்க படுகிறார்...
இது தமிழர்களுக்கு ஒன்னும் புதிதல்ல
இது நேரு காலத்திலுருந்து தமிழ் மக்கள் மீது இழைக்க படும் அநீதி ...
இதற்க்கு ஒரே தீர்வு...
பகுத்தறிவு ...
எல்லாரும் மஞ்ச துண்டும் வெல்ல சட்டையும் போட்டுக்கிட்டு ...
திராவிட இனத்தின் நிறமே கருப்புன்னு கோஷம் போடுங்க...

அண்ணா நாமம் வாழ்க ...
நாம பெரியாருக்கு போட்ட அந்த பெரிய நாமமும் வாழ்க ...

by Hari
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अब तेरा क्या होगा Kapil Sibal ?

Kabil Sibal must be a worried man now.

Apparently he must now be busy instructing his cronies to transfer his 'earnings' from the G scams to some tax-haven that will be never known to the outside world.

Tch.. Tch...

And he has nobody to blame this time, except himself. :P

He brought it on himself.

उन्होंने कहा... आ बैल मुझे मार...

So will Kapil Sibal now convene a press conference and say that he was categorically wrong when he said that there was no corruption in 2G Spectrum ?

Will he be willing to be quoted on record that there was indeed loss to the exchequer ?

And more importantly will the honorable minister, extend an apology in front of the media to the highly efficient and esteemed CAG ?

Will he take moral responsibility and also be ashamed at the fact that the SC (the highest judiciary body in the country) asked the CBI to ignore his comments (A Senior Cabinet Minister) and to proceed with the investigation ?

Tch Tch Tch ...

If he does none of these, he is an imbecile and spineless dacoit, in the garb of a minster fit to only count notes.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011 by Hari
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When Crossword made me cross ...

This post is an all-daggers-out post on Crossword.

If anybody in the management team/PR team of Crossword is reading this, please do not call me or mail me. In case you do have the guts to do so... Be ready for some real hot verbal assault that will push you to the edge of sanity.

This is what transpired.

Crossword has many locations in Hyderabad. I (unfortunately) chose to go to the Inorbit Mall one. As soon as I enter, I ask the receptionist to guide me to Crossword and she asks,

Which one ?

I ask her, "Is there more than one outlet ?"

She says, "Yes. One on the floor below us, and one on the floor above us."

I looked at her as if she was insane. But nevertheless decided to keep my calm.

She continues, "Please go straight sir, through the elevator, ShoppersStop."

As me and my friend boarded the elevator, I was only wondering why would crossword have their outlet inside Shopper's Stop. Anyway, I entered the place.

And here were the shocks of my life.

1.) There is no order in the store. Everything is chaotic, to use the least offending word.

2.) The folks who are supposed to help us out with the books are hardly aware of what books they have. In fact they did not even know which section a particular book belonged to, until they saw their inventory !!!

3.) Half the books are unclassified. Indian Authors in Spirituality and Health books in Religion.

4.) The only thing they have done quite well is to display the books.

5.) The 'On-Sale' books that were heaped looked so dismal, that it was clear they were second hand books.

6.) Pathetic collection of books. Agreed it was not a full fledged store, but that's seriously no excuse. They had it poorly organised.

7.) Their staff are more concerned about billing rather than attending customer queries.

8.) If you order a book, they promise you it will reach you from their Mumbai office within 7 days but God Only Knows when it will arrive.

9.) If you call up their call-centre in Mumbai, a (totally dumb) customer care executive picks it up and sweetly tells me that this is not her domain, and that she will provide me with Crossword Hyderabad number.

10.) Two numbers mentioned on their receipts do not work.

11.) Their e-store totally sucks.. !!!!

And to think that they are challenging other book outlets in the city... What a joke !!!

I personally find Landmark to be more organised.
And Odyssey for customer Care.
Crossword ? Just sucks Big time !!!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011 by Hari
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