Tuesday, September 22, 2009

It's time to move on...

Before you think anything else after reading the title, let me clarify that I am not leaving to any other planet neither I am leaving someone nor I am bidding farewell to the blogging world.

So, what's changing? The platform I would be blogging on - yes, I have moved to my own site http://surineni.com/ , in case you are not aware, 'Surineni' is my last name. I opted for this as my first name 'Bharani' was already taken and my next option was to go for my last name. I would request who all are following and also those who want follow my blog from here on to update my blog's bookmark to:


To get the facts right, all the back-end process was done over a month back it's due to my laziness that this got delayed. I am sure this laziness would not creep on to my new blog and there would be regular posts on my new blog.
Also, note that all my previous posts from blogspot page will be available on the new site too along with some new pages which I will gave a tour on the new site. So, this would be my last post on the blogspot page and request all the readers to move on to my new site.

See you there...

P.S: There might me some minor temporary incompleteness on
http://surineni.com/ and some changes now and then for a while until the complete page is set so please bear with me.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Congratulations to Naveenkanth and Shailaja

Congratulations to Naveenkanth and Shailaja

My buddy Naveen tied a knot today, Guys:

May you find every day, sweetly lying awaiting
All you're dearest sweetest; dreams yet come true
While sharing a lifetime jointly, forever on today
May endless happiness ever pursue the two of you

Friday, July 10, 2009

Did someone ever pull this?

Did someone ever pull this?
Click on the picture for a bigger view.

I have been traveling in Indian Railways from the time I was born and was always intrigued by a red chain hanging around in every aisle. it says, to stop the train , pull the chain. Not to forget, it has a disclaimer 'if we pull the chain unnecessarily we may be fined up to Rs.1000 (Around $20) and can also be sent to jail for 3 months'.

But in all these 29 years I have never pulled it or never seen some one pulling it. Apart from hearing the talk among the passengers that 'someone might have pulled the chain' when train stops abruptly. I guess this talk raised my curiosity even more.

However, I wish no one should land up in such an emergency that they would have to pull the chain, of course when traveling in the train. Fortunately or unfortunately there is no such chain for life! :-)

Friday, June 26, 2009

Michael Jackson - the undisputed 'King of Pop'

There no questions asked when Michael Joseph Jackson (August 29, 1958 – June 25, 2009), is referred to as 'King of Pop'. I have been a huge fan of Michael from my childhood and grew up listening/watching the songs from Thriller, Moon Walker, Dangerous and History.

I used to watch the video tape of Thriller and Moon Walker for hours after coming back from school. I still remember how helpless I was when Michael's dangerous tour hit India. I desperately wanted to go for it, but my age and the price of the ticket stopped me in putting forth my request to the elders. The days I fought with the audio store guy to get me the 'History' audio cassettes which he was delaying after me paying an advance are still afresh.

I still cant believe he is no more. I was at least hoping to catch up at least on or few of his 50 sold-out concerts to over one million people, at London's O2 arena, from July 13, 2009 to March 6, 2010 online( with things getting on to Internet so easily these days, I was very positive about it).

I like most of MJ's songs, My best pick will include: "Beat It" "Thriller" "Bad" "The Way You Make Me Feel" "Dirty Diana" "Smooth Criminal" "Man in the Mirror" "Black or White" "Jam" "Heal the World" "Give In to Me" "Will You Be There" "Scream/Childhood" "You Are Not Alone" "Earth Song" "They Don't Care About Us" "Stranger in Moscow". Songs apart I love his Moon walk, the cover art of Dangerous album and the Opening sequence of 'History' album, its absolutely fabulous.

Despite of his rough personal life, I admire him as an artist. Thriller still being the biggest selling album even after 25 years of its release is a testimony of his popularity and success.

Indeed, MJ is the undisputed 'King of Pop'.. may is soul rest in peace!!!

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Stop Global Warming!

You Give Up,
They Give Up!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Request for like minded people to help Aalambana help street & slum children

There is a registered organization called AALAMBANA (please visit http://www.aalambana.org/) which is a school for street & slum children, located in Kukatpally, Balajinagar. This is supported and run by my close family friends.

Aalambana currently runs with strength of 67 kids, with classes happening till 7th Std. For a small group of people like us, it is indeed a Herculean task. While funds come from most of the core group, there has been help coming in form of volunteers and other like minded people...But then, we still have a long way to go.

We are at the end of an academic year and the next academic year is going to bring a lot more worthy kids who need enrollment into the school and thereby education, minimum hygiene, clothing and food.

As part of our regular awareness, fundraiser and outreach program, Aalambana is conducting an event on the Saturday 25th April, 2009.

Aalambana aspires to get:
1) Your attention towards AALAMBANA's cause, effort and vision is building a much better society for at least some deprived sections
2) Evoke a sense of responsibility that can bring in contribution and participation.
3) Refer / Invite your friends at Hyderabad to attend the 25th April Event. The Donor passes are available for a minimum contribution of Rupees One hundred only.
Also, please find the below presentation that aims at sensitization and awareness towards Aalambana and some details about our work.
Please pass this on to your friends and other like minded people.Looking forward to your feedback, If you are interested to attend the event, please send me an email @ bharani.surineni@gmail.com, so that I can arrange for the donor passes.
Also, if you want to give some donation or contribute to this organization please let me know so that I can arrange for the same.
Also please pass to people who might be interested.