Thursday, March 19, 2009

TOI support

Its my pleasure to tell my experience with Times of India for e-paper.

After coming US, I used to refer TOI for current news. In between they stopped epaper edition for Ahmedabad (you might have observed !) . I did mail them regarding this and they replied in couple of hours only. As time passes, I forgot and used to with other cities news and ToI main web page. 

Today I got notification mail saying, your request for Ahmedabad epaper is back and I was so surprised that moment. They really care customer so much. They remember me and my mail for these weeks and at the end they do notify with global update occured.

For them I am just a single reader and I mailed in very normal fashion. Still they cared.

Thanks TOI.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Funny incident at Chipotle

I went in the Maxican Grill - Chipotle, its near by my office and used to go weekly or so. I took my order and make a place on vacat table.  Near by my table, there was a couple with 5-6 yr old kid. 

I was as usual started my lunch and on the half way to complete. Suddenly that kid looked at me and laughed. Again and again that happened for 5-6 times.. Now, I got confused. I was completely in the formal, all clothes were well dressed, combed properly, I was using fork and my specs were also ok. Just to confirm I checked couple of these things as well. Still, she continued laughing in between her lunch.

After sometime, her parent shook hand and asked my details and other stuff. At last they told that daughter loves "Mr Bean cartoon" and she felt I looked very near by. I was completely shocked for 5 min or so... 

In the end, I felt atleast kid is enjoying her life and I could become part of her laugh !!

Sunday, March 15, 2009

SLUMDOG MILLIONARE ki team ko kabi bhooka nahi rehna padega...wo kahi bhi khana bana k kha sakte hain...even jungle mein aur any other veeraan jagah..kahi bhi






they have DANNY BOIL(boyle)

wo egg boil karsakta hai..aalu ubaal sakta hai...maggi bana sakta hai
..u cn c..
BOIL karke toh bohht kuchh banta hai..

now u cn undrstand...why my AR RAHMAN always say "thanks to Danny Boyle"

Scene hai...BHAGWAAN KRISHNA nd his beloved RADHA were mein..krishn was playing the flute n radha was at ease...resting her head on his laps...
now tel me...krshn bhagwan ko aise positiion mein dekhke humein kya bulaana chaiye???







AKBAR ke darbaar mein ek Bald aurat aa gai...
(koi kaam nhi tha usey wahaan...fir b aagai..)

now temme why..



arey simple hai yaar...AKBAR privacy chaahta hai toh kya bolta hai harr baar??


toh bas....takli aagai...jahaapana ke bulaane pe...


drawing karta sardar...Eraser use karte time kya gaaega??

mein darr di rab rub kardi de mein kardi rub rub...


Tuesday, March 10, 2009

NN Murthi



- Narayana Murthy


Extract of Mr. Narayana Murthy's Speech during Mentor Session:

I know people who work 12 hours a day, six days a week, or more. Some people do so because of a work emergency where the long hours are only temporary. Other people I know have put in these hours for years. I don't know if they are working all these hours, but I do know they are in the office this long. Others put in long office hours because they are addicted to the workplace. Whatever the reason for putting in overtime, working long hours over the long term is harmful to the person and to the organization.

There are things managers can do to change this for everyone's benefit. Being in the office long hours, over long periods of time, makes way for potential errors. My colleagues who are in the office long hours frequently make mistakes caused by fatigue. Correcting these mistakes requires their time as well as the time and energy of others. I have seen people work Tuesday through Friday to correct mistakes made after 5 PM on Monday.

Another problem is that people who are in the office long hours are not Pleasant company. They often complain about other people (who aren't > working as hard); they are irritable, or cranky, or even angry. Other people avoid them. Such behavior poses problems, where work goes much better when people work together instead of avoiding one another. As Managers, there are things we can do to help people leave the office.

First and foremost is to set the example and go home ourselves. I work with a manager who chides people for working long hours. His words quickly lose their meaning when he sends these chiding group e-mails with a time-stamp of 2 AM, Sunday. Second is to encourage people to put some balance in their lives. For instance,here is a guideline I find helpful:


Ø      Wake up, eat a good breakfast, and go to work.

Ø      Work hard and smart for eight or nine hours.

Ø      Go home.

Ø      Read the comics, watch a funny movie, dig in the dirt, play with your kids, etc.

Ø      Eat well and sleep well.

This is called recreating. Doing steps 1, 3, 4, and 5 enable step 2.

Working regular hours and recreating daily are simple concepts. They are hard for some of us because that requires personal change. They are possible since we all have the power to choose to do them. In considering the issue of overtime, I am reminded of my oldest son. When he was a toddler, if people were visiting the apartment, he would not fall asleep no matter how long the visit, and no matter what time of day it was. He would fight off sleep until the visitors left. It was as if he was afraid that he would miss something. Once our visitors' left, he would go to sleep. By this time, however, he was over tired and would scream through half the night with nightmares. He, my wife, and I, all paid the price for his fear of missing out.

Perhaps some people put in such long hours because they don't want to miss anything when they leave the office. The trouble with this is that > events will never stop happening. That is life!! Things happen 24 hours a day. Allowing for little rest is not ultimately practical. So, take a nap. Things will happen while you're asleep, but you will have the energy to catch up when you wake.


Sunday, March 1, 2009

Are USA roads faster ?

I am travelling near by areas to Santa Clara and I heared people talking about the speed in the USA. I really got upset with Indian Citizens who proudly saluted speed over here and abuses Indian road.

I think these people have not visited India in recent years or they are biased to other country. Matter of the fact is India has officially faster capacity on road basis. In US maximum official speed is 70 MPH (~115 kmph) including all type of roads. 

The developement of the Bangalore airport to city road limit is going to be 180 kmph and it will finish by 2010. This will be real achievement by India. Right now, Express Roads are having 110-120 kmph. All of these are official. Unoffcially people do drive 130-140 kmph on Express roads. 

I do believe on Highway Police and catching of violation of the speed limit are liberal in India and its really very well implemented in US. These do increment Average speed but not the Fastest speed. 

We are no longer behind ....

skiing experience

This was my first skiing experience and to be honest, I haven't seen such a snow in great amount. Me and friends went Lake Tahoe for a day. Of course, one day was very short but there was a bad weather the very next day and it is the safest to leave on the same day (job awaits on Monday !)

We prepared with hand-gloves and some water proof clothes earlier. It was decided to leave the home as early as possible. We all are lazy in getting up and as a result we manage to start ~ 160 mile journey at 6 am. We reached Alpine (skiing place) at 11 around. 

We filled up forms and got kit on rent. It is really very difficult to wear that boot. We helped each other and skiing beginner's class was scheduled at 1 pm. We played here and there and then instructore came. He timepassed some amount in inquiring what we do and what's name and all.. and suddenly he moved to other team. After some time we got the other instructor. She was comparatively well. We put down many a times and then we learn to stand and move slowly and rotate in a circle etc... At last there you go, we skiied from green carpet (lift used to go up on slop) and that was the real experience. 

I didn't know how to stop and I drop down intentionally many time (almost all time) not to cross our area boundary. After 10 around time I learnt well to break at desired time and then it was real fun to move around. 

Then what, go up and ski down, its a real fun and amazing experince. Got motivated to go up and up and come down in short time. 

I was really scared at beggining and felt down many a times... But at the end, there was a fun and enjoyed a lot ....

In between, one of the friend didn't feel well and he needed to rest and all... also we felt short time in a day.. but at the end... felt lucky to be here...

I just think following thought after all these :
Push Yourself to the Limits And Experience Wonders You Never Imagined ..

I got a bit afreshed ...

After a long time of observation, I have realized that I become more productive and free thinker when I take a fresh breath and take relax time somewhere. For me, I noticed that my such place is near water and that too when there is no human noise.

I don't know whether such thing exists for others or not but I am sure that they should exist. It gives motivation atleast to me. 

Recently, I visited near by sea shore and I feel really afreshed and I am able to complete my tasks (not only job task!) in desired time. It really breaks mind movements and makes me to think on my need and what I am doing. For me, I am moving to right direction with this, I guess we all can find something like this which motivates individual. 

What you say ?