Friday, December 31, 2010


Happy new year friends
Hope all your wishes, dreams come true this year!

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Gorookana / Gorukana

Last weekend I had been to BR Hills with kids of valley school, volunteering for a nature camp in association with ATREE. Although I cut short my stay down to one day, it's nice to be back in jungles and especially with the kids. Deepa had caught the whole episode on her blog at in detailed posts.

Soligas are the tribals living in BR Hills and surrounding areas (in adjoining tamilnadu forests). They have been living in jungles from ages and depends on nature and forest for their livelihood. They have very good knowlegde of jungles, the wild life, medicinal plants found there. We visited VGKK, started by Dr.Sudarshan which is insrumental is tranforming their lives. Meeting the kids there, made the trip more memorable.

The contrast in lives of the soliga kids and the city bred kids is quite visible, but kids are kids and we had good fun. When the question "How many of you spotted tiger", apparently the hands kept going up. Can't believe that the kids goes to jungle everyday after school to collect firewood! No Xboxes, No Cartoon network, No Theme parks. All they have are green and lush jungles around, a lake to swim, a hillock to climb and fresh air and full of plays and loads of fun!

What kept me haunting from the trip is the beautiful song the children sung while interacting with valley school kids. All I could understand was the word Gorookana (or was it Gorukana) which we were told means a spider (my guess - giant wood spiders that we found every 10 mts while walking). But the song was too tempting that I ended up searching for the lyrics and meaning.

Although I didn't find the right song, here I found something closer.
It's nice, melodic and I can understand few words in the lyrics that they are referring the jungles in the song titled "Gorookana". I have recorded the audio when the kids sang, but  I guess it's not kannada. I want to go back document the lyrics, translate and publish here, since I cannot find them on net. All I found was a reference mentioned in someone's profile that he was instumental in taking sholiga's to delhi to sing this song. 

If any of you could help in translating the original (i guess the song was not in kannada) or the commercial version of it (in kannada in the link above) drop me a mail. Till then enjoy the music of ilayaraja in the above link.Almost forgot, VGKK started a resort and hired all sholiga's there. It's equaly beautiful. Here is the link to it .

Monday, November 1, 2010

Creepy Google!!

I was composing a mail today and intend to attach a file and mentioned about it in the mail.
But with absent-mindedness, I clicked on the SEND button and bingo Gmail popped up this question and woke me up..! (click on image for a better view)

Kudos to the guys who thought of this feature! Very very handy, I must say, at least to the people like me and helps avoid embarassment. Microsoft guys are you listening?? I am sick of MS Outlook.

Hey wait, but on the other hand it's spooky that Gmail is reading/analyzing your mail content!
Anyways, I am no spy exchaging confidential data! I am excited to chance upon this new feature.
Good work folks@ google!

Saturday, October 16, 2010


Brought this new poster home today!!! :)

Copyrights of the images are with dreamlandpublications.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Blame it on birdwatching!?

Me: What should we name our kids??
Wifey: hmm why not "pigeon", "coucal" etc etc; you might enjoy calling them by those names! ( a sarcastic smile)
Me: err....(long pause + grin)

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Touching thirties

All set for the exciting 30's!! New phase of life awaiting.
Need to sit down and jot my resolutions

Monday, September 6, 2010

Rail boa(i)rding

I love traveling in trains and enjoy the window views and can sit hours doing nothing but sitting next to a window and watch. Ever since I started birding the pleasure I derive out of this doubled. In fact even my bus journey too is not as boring as it used to be!

I especially enjoy the mornings, as soon as I see daylight, I wake up and start glancing out of window or the door till my tummy cramps of hunger!So I started doing birding from train after boarding it!

As you wake up in the morning and stand next to the door, the cool breeze that hits your face and the unique fragrances the wind carries makes me feel so good (baring those you experience as you enter urban
places in the morning, you know what I am talking about) . The colors of skies, changing terrains, different vegetation all makes it interesting. So when you add birding to those pleasures it will turn out to be awesome!

Last Friday night I boarded the Hyderabad bound train and as usual woke up early and started my birding.
It rained the previous night and the skies are overcast. Everything looked green and fresh with shining drops of water on leaves. The red vented bulbuls are the first to be noticed followed by happy-go-singing ashy prinias.
I tell you it's different ball game birding from the train.

You need to be confident and quick at spotting and there is no second look. It gets tougher when train picks up speed and easier when it slows down.

I was expecting just the common species and kept an eye open. As the train went past a Water body I could quickly see a white throated kingfisher and few cormorants. One interesting thing is that as the train goes past a place the birds get disturbed from their perches and start flying away thus giving you good chance of spotting them! I saw a purple heron doing that besides few herons and cattle egrets.

Surprisingly at one place I noticed a couple of birds that looked very much like francolins , they stay still very close to the track say 10 mtrs away unfazed by the speeding train! What followed next was the biggest surprise of the morning for me, as the train went past a green meadow two birds came flying and perched on tree top and i figured them out to be a pair of pied cuckoos. I had seen pied cuckoo but never in pairs! When i just thought that made my day, the train this time fiushed off a black shouldered kite from a perch at lower elevation which swiftly moved to another perch closer to the train! Ilost a breath there!

I saw small egrets, cattle egrets in the paddy fields as well as pond herons. The best part is spotting peafowls! They are literally everywhere to be seen. For a stretch of 30-40 kms, Every 10 mins I spotted one or more. This particular area is between raichur and Secunderabad stations, more precisely closer to vikarabad. At one
small station I noticed a colony of swallows making nest below road-over-rail bridge. I saw swifts, silverbills , mynas and lots of doves worth a mention, they are the ones that get flushed first! A baya weaver nest just barely above surface of a water body made it interesting.

This is truly one of my memorable railway birdings... Here is the list:
1. Common myna
2. House crow
3. Jungle crow
4. Pied cuckoo
5. Spotted dove
6. Laughing dove
7. Peafowl
8. Indian robin
9. Cattle egret
11. Small egret
12. Pond heron
13. White throated kingfisher
14. Purple heron
15. Little cormorant
16. Black shouldered kite
17. Francolins (?)
18. Silverbills (?)
19. Ashy prinia
20. Swifts (?)

Rail birding is interesting since you hardly need any equipment and the train will flush the birds for you.
The habitats keep changing, you get to see birds of different habitats without walking.... so many advantages! hey but remember to hold onto the supporting rod while standing at the door

Am I alone or does any of you do this kind of birding? Would love to hear your experiences! Well that reminded me of Karthik talking about the swallow congregation he noticed on a rail bridge!

Friday, August 27, 2010


Two days before trip: Tickets booked on tatkal, train

Day of journey....

5:30 pm : book cab stay relaxed
6:05 pm : double check cab confirmation calling customercare
6:20 pm: grinning at cab confirmation SMS 
6:30 pm : call cab driver smelled smtng fishy
6:40 pm: cab driver drama unfolded, oh no not again!
6:55 pm: frustrated yet again hearing bng auto driver demands

7:00 pm: ahh finally one honest guy, jump innnnn
7:15 pm: is this an auto or bullock cart!dhu
7:30 pm: traffic jam 

7:40 pm: preempt auto1 and get into auto2 agreeing to pay 1.5 
7:41 pm: autrocketious driving
7:50 pm: bigg traffic jam
8:05 pm: racing with cars and all set to reach destination early
8:15 pm : reached station, for a change I have to wait for the train

8:35 pm: why is the train not moved to platform 5
8:40 pm : for a change railways played a trick, the train arrives on Pf4
9:00 pm: already 10 mins late, will it start!!
9:10 pm: thank god finally we moved, Hyderabad here I come 

Whatz on menu??
Paradise CB
Haleem hmmm
Pullareddy sweets
Watch out for more updates!

Friday, July 30, 2010

Car Quotes

Couple of days back, when the auto I am in stopped at a traffic signal, I noticed this car with all stickers over the rear glass. I read them and a had a good time. Thought of sharing with you all.

Spare the quality of the picture since it's clicked on iPhone.
Here are the quotes:

"Driver carries no cash

"My wife gives me sound advice
 99% sound and 1  advice"

"A man is not complete
until he is married
after that he is finished"

There are few more quotes which I could not manage to click

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Updates from Amrikka

Alright, it's been a week since I landed here so I thought I should update. Last one week has been super. Tried some new things in life and another 4 days before I fly back to India.

Thanks to the Summer here, from weather perspective, I don't feel like I was away from home except that the sun is little too harsher than it is in India. So one week flew by so fast! Today we have to say bye-bye to Bosie and fly to Portland and then drive to Corvallis.

One week at Boise has ben memorable, pleasant to tell the least. Finally I got a chance to meet the people with whom I have been working from the past 5 years! Feels so good. Friday adn saturday are more eventful and more on that in next posts. Let me now pack the stuff and fly to Corvallis.

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Now... and Then...

A college passed out, with full of dreams and aspirations to make it big, somehow "managed' to pool funds , knocked the door to let in was instead shown the door, just because of some stupid unintended dishonest answers owed out of immaturity and nervousness.

An executive representing a company, with barely any expectations, want to fly per official work, sponsored by company, knocked the door to let in - was shown a red-carpet and admitted within no time with hardly any questions and without verifying any of the additional proofs!

Finally, after 8 days short of 8 years, the otherwise unfortunate "passport" has been "stamped" .
Gearing up for an official trip to US, sponsored by office for 10 days. So get ready to hear amrikka news
Guess what information I am searching for!!?.. of course birds of the area !
Time is just magical! it does heal, but hey wait for your turn!

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Back to civilization

Well not exactly back from a trip, but back to senses and normal life after a hectic 3 months work schedule and especially the gruelling last 1.5 months. Got rid of chaos, tensions and delivery dates and kind of relaxing now. So hope to bring this blog back to life.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Google Pranks

Love google guys creativity and innovation!! April 1st is always google special
If you have missed this year prank's and hoaxes, then here is the link's_hoaxes#2010


I can't call them deadlines, rather some stupid estimations that one need to adhere to make sure someone is happy about the way things are going, no matter whether you struggle, run, chase, pause and do whatever. It happened again, yet another "schedule slippage" feather in my cap and my manager is all guns at me after this one.

Schedules are something that always troubles me. Especially when one has to THINK and implement rather just do a monotonous task. My woeful time management doesn't help the cause either making it even tougher to meet deadlines. With a colleague who put his paper, how does one make him inspire to do a job neat!? Poor chap, had a bad last day in office with all GITA teachings from what would be the ex-manager from the next day! On the other hand- lucky chap, had it done and gone. But, yours truly is going to count numbers to stay calm during the next 1-1 meeting with manager where magnifying glass will be extensively used to do a work-o-logical analysis resulting in nothing but de-moralising the soul!

So what happened next! yet another extended deadline that results in extended work hours, sleep late, wake up late, give up hobbies for a couple of weekends and finally "meet" and shake hands with deadlines. So here I am, working early in the morning trying to kick the deadlines a$$.

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Yaay.. Did I finally find it!!?

The hunt is "on" from the past few years. To be precise, from the moment my ex-manager threw the question on my face, it used to tease me at times and trouble me at some other. The one question in my life that I am afraid to confront at times. The one question that I keeps asking myself and gets lost and pushes off. The one question that I always hope to find the "answer" some-day some-time. The reason is that the answer to that question is very crucial.

The answer to one question that I felt is very important to take my next step. The one answer that can decide my job, my next step, my next thought and may be my next job or my career! The one answer that can either leave me bankrupt or may be millionaire (too optimist huh!). The one answer that can keep my spirits up or pushes me down. The answer that has a potential to make or break my future! The one answer that I have been searching for all these days. The one oasis in my life of desert. Finally, today I saw a glowing street light at the end of the street (for a change tunnels are no longer fashion ).

The one place in the world where my mind can think in peace, tension-free, innovative, being-with-self,introspect,retrospect,think of things-to-do/achieve is my bathroom. That's where I find better ideas in my life :P. Today after having a long discussion with my colleague on some office work, I went for a bath and while taking bath it flashed in my mind- an almost answer to my question.

Felt like I were walking on bangalore streets late in the night without worrying about the partying dogs. Felt jubiliant, like licking the last spoon of chocolate from the hot-chocolate fudge of my neighbour! Felt like flying in the air minus no air traffic & pollution. Felt like eating the crackling jalebi, off the road side vendor. Felt like drenching in the rain while sipping coffee. Felt like what it feels like gulping 10 panipuri's for one-rupee!

Felt like walking on bangalore pavements breathing fresh air and without a fear of crash! Felt like licking the dew off the leaves or glass blades in the the early winter mornings. Felt like sleeping out in the mid-day sun with a blanket! I almost avoided an Archimedes=Eurekha act and came out of the bathroom and started composing this post so that I will remember this moment and the day.

Now, not to dissapoint the sincere readers like you who is currently reading this line and feeling irritated about what the heck I am talking about- let me write what I finally found out. I "think" I found answer to the question- what do I enjoy most?. Yes, I know, it looks awkward, but when I think about myself, think about my life, think about my career, think about technical choices, think about my commitemnts, when I question my decisions, my acts, I always end up with questions like- Do I enjoy this, what exactly makes me excited, what exactly makes me go and do that extra bit, go and commit myself for a cause, propells me, excites me, I always end up with this question and end up with no anwer. But today, I found what I think is almost an anwer for my troubled soul.

So without making you wait any longer, let me tell you what I found! Yeah I swear, unlike in previous paragraph, to reveal it in this one. I found that - The thought of "doing" something that has a potential to "help" someone by saving their effort (or time) or something that can avoid them the pain of going through something which I or someone else had experienced makes me excited and do it with more interest and hence I enjoy doing it!!So when I asked myself for more clarity and when I co-relate with all the activities I do with interest and passion, somehow this seems to answer the WHY part of most of the things I do or I take interest in (refer explanation of doing below). Here is a detailed explanation of the words in italic and quotes in the above statement. Doing=desinging, supporting, working, thinking, making, co-operating, engaging myselfg into help=monetary, support(physically/emotionally), make them happy, feel enlightened, enhance knowledge!

So did I find the one that I am looking for?Or did I see the wron'un(IPL jargaon)? Am I imaging too much? Is this just the tip of the ice-cube?(global warming melted the ice-bergs)? Is this the day that I am destined to know more about self? Is this the day that can change my attitude towards life? Only Mr.Time and Mr.God (i am not andrine(mascuilne of faminine??) will answer the new question in my mind= "Is this the one!??".
****The End begining*****
Oh yeah, I almost forgot- I liked your patience (or impatience in scrolling down directly to read the end) and that lovely smile on your face you sported after reading last few lines. Now co-relate these words with my answer. Didn'tyou see a relation!? Caugh you napping.. hahaha... enjoy folks... watch out Chandu ver 2.0 is around!

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Blogart, Blogtter and Blogiful!

Well that's not a foreign language, I am talking about in bloguage!
After a really looooooooong time, blogger is back with exciting stuff.
Check out the new blogger url -

Now you know why and how I changed my blog's look and feel!!
Alas, I wish they have an option to upload custom images.
Try it and let me know how you felt!

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Missing you....

We first met at MG Road. We started our journey together with a trip to the hills...

from then on we are hooked, inseparable.
We went places together, to the plains.. to the fields..

We enjoyed all the seasons, the summers, the winters, the monsoons together alike...

she changed the way I think,
she changed the way I see,
she changed the way I feel,
she made me go places,
her amazing memory made me remember things
together we had seen the world, been to places, had a wonderful company...

but finally...
out of nowhere...
without a warning...
without a hint...
without a clue...
without a sign...
she had decided to part ways with me...
leaving me behind in the company of some wonderful moments we shared...

It's hard to say goodbye...
harder to digest the fact that you are no more...
I miss you my dear cam...
miss you so much...
I don't think I can afford to get you back to life...
rip my s3is...
As I go on with life, I feel the void you have left...
Your place might be taken by someone else later, but you are always special...
This post is to tell you how special you are...
You will be remembered... for what you made me, done to me and given me!

Monday, March 8, 2010

Birding at Sakaleshpur

When do you say you had a great birding trip??
A. When you get to see some lifers
B. When the place is full of bird and resonates with their calls
C. When you had good food and had great time
D. When you meet like-minded people and make good friends

If we were asked this question about our birding trip to Sakaleshpur last week, without thinking we choose another option "ALL THE ABOVE". Last weekend, we (Soumyajit nandy and I) were planning to go for a birdwatching trip and were pondering about the place. That's when we saw the mail from Dr.Javid on bngbirds offering birders to stay at his place with no cost and do birding. We instantly decided to visit his place and now we are glad we did!.Now, if you have time, read through the detailed report, othewise you can scroll down to see the bird list.

If you thought "drag racing" happens in bangalore city, we dare prove you wrong. Do board one of those private buses to "Kukke Subramanya" that can drop you at Sakaleshpur and one hour past bangalore, it's game on!! I doubt how many souls had dozed off in our bus. Rash driving is too small a word to compare what we witnessed. Finally, we were dropped at 4 am in Sakaleshpur. Thanks to Dr.Javid, who arranged us a vehicle that can pick us up from the bus stand. At 4-30 we were picked up after watching the bats go after the moths and insects at the lamp post! After a 40 min drive, we reached Dr.Javids estate. We were greeted by Dr.Javid and his cute pups and we opted to take a quick nap after the horrendous ride that made evaded us the sleep.

Day one:
At 6-30 am, we woke up and came out to hear the symphony going around the estate. We can hear hornbills, jungle fowl, bulbuls, barbets and some strange calls (which we identified later) and the place is full of activity. We went out and the first sighting was "Ashy wood swallows". A pair of them are nesting in a tree in the estate compound. They came out and are drying out in the morning sun. Barely few minutes later, we saw a couple of racket-tailed drongos perching on a tree and flyng off in no time and a pair of White-browed wagtails were fooudn nesting in the top of the bungalow. The start made us exciting and we moved out after a cup of steaming coffee.

We selected the eastward route which goes through the coffee plantation and further down to a stream. Hardly 5 minutes into the walk, we realized what is it like birding in that terrain. Our necks have to bent more than the "plains" and our binocs and camera have to be pointed up at extreme angles. While we try to focus and identify a bird, either it fly off or another one comes and perches. We realized how diiferent it is to find, focus and identify birds in the canopy. I must admit, birding in plains is lot easier , compared to this terrain.But the variety and vocals will keep you mesmerizing and makes your neck bend!

We spotted the noisy Plum-headed parakeets followed by scarlet minivets and we can hear the wood peckers hiting hard against the wood. To be honest, for few minutes we were lost and little worried, because we can hear so mancy calls but they are too quick for us to spot, focus and identify. Later, we regained hope and chose a track that had a decent elevation over another track that goes down. Barely 20 meters into the route, the yellow-browed bulbul came and perched hardly 10 meters from us and we did had a great time watching it!Later, Malabar parakeets came along, in fact it's just the start, all through our stay and outings, malabar parakeets are spotted very frequently.

As we proceeded another 50 metres through the coffee plantation, we saw a fruiting creeper with activity around .We stopped and waited and spotted the Asian Fairy blue bird maleat "eye level" and barely 20 metres away. This guy is a beauty to be adorned. We stayed back for a while and soon a white-cheeked barbet joined the party and a couple of Orange-headed thrushes too. We had a satisfying look at them and went ahead to see the Malabar Grey hornbill perched up on a dead tree with a feed.

Few seconds later, it went further down and that's when we noticed that it is feeding another hornbill (not sure if it's young one or female, too far). Further down we spotted a Pompodaur Green pigeon.

We stayed back at the spot for half an hour since the view from the place shows the valley and all tree tops are at eye-level from the spot. We were not dissapointed as we saw the racket-tailed drongo swooping down chasing an insect catching it in mid-air and back on perch and finishing it off. It's an amazing experience to watch them do it with long trailing tail.Further, we spotted an Ashy drongo and a cuckoo-shrike.

We turned back from the spot and while walking back we finally spotted the woodpeckers that eluded us in the morning. The first one turned out to be Lesser Yellownape. As we turned to our left we saw this small bird on tree top almost at the edge of a branch. I was wondering what it was and a closer look revealed it to be Brown-capped Pygmy woodpecker (our first). In between we managed to spot the Red-whiskered bulbuls, Jungle Mynas and surprisingly no red-vented bulbuls and missed out id-ing a flycacher (looks similar to Asian brown). After 3 hours we returned to have an yummy breakfast accompanied by wonderful company of Javid sir.

As the sun came out harsh we just relaxed in the bungalow, played with the pups and enjoyed the smooth, slow and soothing music collection of Javid sir. We did a verandah birding and spotted the yellow-browed bulbul again, watched the activities at the Ashy wood swallows nest and listened to Booted warbler calls, watched the coffee seeds being cleaned and dried out in the sun. We then went down to the stream hoping to see fly-catchers but were dissapointed with no spottings and came back since sun was harsh.A little while later, I started to hear this call from closeby which I am not familiar. I walked down few metres and finally spotted a couple of Rufous treepie. The best part is, one of them perched nicely on tree top(female) and the other one started "hopping" next to it. It makes a call, hops and lands at the same place. Is this a mating ritual?This is the first time I observed this. This went on for some time and then both flew past to another tree. We had a good lunch, caught a little nap and off we go in the evening to the fields in the valley with packed tea and biscuits.

From morning one call kept haunting us. It sounded like coming off an electrical musical instrument and it was loud. We hoped that we would chase the mystery and the opporunity came ou way in the evening. While walking down the road through coffe plantations, we spotted chest-nut tailed starlings, blue-capped rock thrush and malabar parakeets. After 20 mins walk we reached the stream to see a fleeing cobra. We saw a big tree at this place where lots of birds were perching and one guy stood out. We initially thought it was a hornbill but the tail seems to be longer and as we approached closer, we saw it clearly and it turned out to be a white-bellied treepie. As we went closer to the tree is started making calls, the same one's that haunted from morning and our puzzle was solved. It's indeed a pleasure to watch a white-bellied treepie call. It moves it's whole body and let's out the call which is a little harsh, but we found it pleasing. From then, we heard the call on numerous ocassions all over the place, the next day as well. It in fact made our trip worth it. We turned back finished tea and sancks and headed home and called it a day after a simple but delicious dinner.
(if you managed to reach here.. thanks.. read on)

Day 2:
We started off little late since there was mist around. We both headed in different directions. While my friend spotted couple of cobras. I stay put at the gate of another coffe estate and I did had a replay of the species of the previous day. Added to the list are a pair of nuthatches. Yellow-browed bulbuls re-appeared, racket-tailed drongos chased each other. Another interested sighting is of a squirell which is rufous in color and short tailed compared to the palm squirell. I do not have a field guide to mammals. Can anyone help educate us about it? Later added to the list are Oriental-wheite eyes and black throated munia.

Post breakfast we rejoined and at around noon we headed one last time for spotting. This time we had our lessons and chosed the road that had a decent elevation and activity to save our neck from straining too much.we saw Chest-nut tailed starlings of malabaricus species along with the other species together. We could differentiate them clearly. Do they both colonise together?Further down, we spotted a Bronze drongo with the bright wings and dull tail and not-so-deep fork of the tail. Then came a Black-lored tit with nuthatches and while we are spotting them, we saw a movement on tree bark and it turned out to be DRACO! It displayed its amazing camouflage and the bright throat and flew to the next tree. We wrapped up our outing satisifed with the sighing, but the story didnt end there, we spotted a Common Flameback busy searching for some insects on a tree!

We finished our lunch and picked up a vehicle and planned to go to "Kadamane", the huge tea esate next to the forest.We reached there at 4-00 pm and were told that we have half-an-hour before they close. Although the view is exciting, but the fact that so many hills are converted to tea-estate made me feel bad. We causally walked down the road and there came another best moment of the trip. Another white-bellied treepie, came out and perched at 10 mts from us and kept on giving the closest possible views we can every ask for. We had a great time watching it from close quarters and the 45 mins we spent there was worth it!!. Our flycatchers luck was not bad as we spotted a flycatcher on the way back. We are not sure if it is Nilgiri or Verditar Flycatcher. Any help?? We could not get a good look at it, due to blocking twigs and shortage of time and we didnt want to trouble the shy bird more and left the place.

We were dropped back in Sakaleshpur at 6-00 from where we took a KSRTC "Sarige" and reached bangalore at midnight.We had wonderful trip, thanks to like-minded bird lover Dr.Javid. Sir, we owe you a big thanks for letting us stay at your place and had these lovely moments.

Saturday, March 6, 2010

The Nithy-"ananda"

I bet you all heard about the Nithyananda controversy or should I say scandal or may be the "ananda" side of him. Seeing this Yahoo news article made me login to Twitter and man I am in splits laughing around from the past 15 mins. So, thought of sharing it with you all.

Here is another blog post, compiling the list of hillarious tweets on Nithyananda. I must agree with the Yahoo news article that says he is clearly spreading the "ananda" and yeah how can we forget thanking to Sun Tv. No wonder people are always interested in private lives of others and twitter is resounding with tweets on Nithayananda as I can clearly see, Know what, before I could complete this post there are 6 new tweets added on the same and people seems to be hooked on to this!

If you have a twitter account and if you are not checking it yet, you are surely missing some fun.
Boy oh boy, people are at their creative best on twitter now!
Here is one software-twist tweet

YaavanoObba: Oracle by day, i-flex by night

Enjoy... Finally he inspired me too to make a new post. Hail nithyananda!

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Upgraded kit!!

Thanks to BBMP election announcement, all of a sudden the civic authorities are showering us with loads of development activities! Few weeks back, while we were waiting for our MLA to inaugurate the road laying work. The local "chota" leaders thought of adding a traditional touch to the inauguration and brought these 2 guys with "instruments".

I was surprised that the "nadaswara" gave way to modern instruments!!(I am not sure about the name of the instrument he is using)

Sunday, January 10, 2010


Whatever you call it, a review or a re-view of the past year. here is it
  • An year that tested my patience levels to the maximum
  • An year where I had seen what stress can do to an individual
  • An year where I kept my hobbies in tact despite of the "situations" I am put in
  • An year that started off well, went to WORST, ended on positive note
  • An year that would have otherwise changed my whole life, with the kind of decisions I had taken this year!!!
  • At personal life level, I wish it won't get worse than this!!!

Ok , off the serious tone..

  • People pointed out at my protruding belly... need to work on that. (Instant Solution- Buy XL size and cover it up, exercising is tough..duh)
  • Job is boring, wish god changes my manager overnight!!
  • My office bus had boring people!!
  • God save this world from dumbos, I had seen enough of them this year.

Now, the resolutions for new year:

  • Exercise (without pain)
  • Exercise more.... & more.. & more
  • Explore North East at least this year, 2 years of failed promises looks ugly
  • The NGO work that has taken backseat last year has to be pursued actively
  • Birds are beautiful, study more, see more(no hidden meanings), learn and spread the joy
  • Blog more...
  • Re-look at your salary, it s**** a big time, do something about it!!
  • Look for prospective donors for a DSLR camera !!! (bhutan lottery, Sikkim lottery etc)
  • Read more (the lirbary membership fee is going waste)
  • Buy a bicycle (long time pending), cycle to office
  • Stop proscrastination (unlike what you did to this post)

that's it folks...

Hope this new year brings more happiness and joy in your lives and be a memorable one....