Tuesday, October 30, 2007

....is calling!! Where are you?

Sometimes, I am in a "situation". Situation which is best described by the below photograph. You may think whats there in the below photograph, but only I know what 'all' is there in it.

Antaru kadandi, vetukuntey laksha bootulu dorukutayi ani. Adi mana aada ladies ki venna to petina vidya and chala easy kooda....* (joku..antey.. please naa meeda chilli and pepper grind cheyakandi)

So, let me put forward the points in the above picture:

  • First and the foremost: Wife is calling, where are you?
  • Low Battery(completely dead)
  • Dropping signal
  • Its Friday
  • Time: creeping towards 10 in the night

I guess, the above points are more than enough to 'not' believe when I say, Hello..hello....hell... hello, your voice is breaking or when I say, my phones battery is dead honey, I will talk to you when I come home. I know that there is no one to blame here. I guess, even if I am on the other side, may be I will also think the same.

The 'Situation' is like that, damn! This so called 'Situation' - a virtual thing which always comes at a wrong time and does not have responsibility attached!

So, ....Be a man and all the best!!!!

*JuuuuusT Kidding

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Breaking 'all' the rules!!

Strange, this mind is!! Don't know how it relates to things which are no way related with each other. Sometimes it brings up things that we never knew that they have happened.

Yesterday when I was driving back home in Hyderabad traffic :-) which, as usuall was moving at snail pace, I got to see this bike rider beside me. What special with this guy? I can say everything...he was breaking all the possible Traffic rules. Myself being a strict follower of traffic rules, I was looking at him agape.

Check out the list of rules he was breaking:

1. They were riding 'tricky'. That means they were three people seated on the two wheeler which is meant for two.
2. No Helmet
3. The person who was riding was talking on his cell phone.
4. The number plate had Chiranjivi's photo and some designs through which the number was barely visible.
5. And with all this he was trying to rush through the heavy traffic into wrong route.

I couldn't help appreciating this guy's audacity of breaking all the rules, that too in peak timings were cops will be on their toes to issue tickets.

So, why did I write about Brain in the first line of this post?..... When I was staring at this guy appreciating his audacity, from no where this song of Michael learns to Rock(MLTR) - 'Breaking the rules' came up to my mind and I started humming it. The song was no way related to the scene I was seeing, but it came from somewhere deep inside my mind.

I was only surprised, as it was more than 5 years that I heard that song. I was a great fan on MLTR back in college and spent hours listening to their songs. But after college never got much time to follow and all those vanished in thin air.

I think my mind had a strong entry for that song as it came from no where, amidst the pressure of driving in that heavy traffic and after work tiredness. That's why I said initially, Strange, this mind is!!

MLTR - Breaking the Rules is a great song and here it is with lyrics for you to savor:

MLTR - Breaking the Rules

On the street you are listening to every beat of your heart
Want to know if it's working and you're still alive
On your feet you are walking around with your clothes torn apart
In a nightmare where the question is how to survive

In this dangerous land
I'm trying the best that I canto be a respectable man
So won't you listen won't you listen to me
Chorus:I'm breaking the law if you don't give me more than public attention
I'm breaking the rules gonna act like a fool

On the street you are looking so hard for a place for the night
All you want is understanding of your basic rights

In this dangerous land
I'm trying the best that I can to be a respectable man
So won't you listen won't you listen to me
Chorus:I'm breaking the law if you don't give me more than public attention
I'm breaking the rules gonna act like a fool
I'm crossing the line if you don't give me time on your television
I've got something to say don't push me away

Wednesday, October 24, 2007


Yesterday evening, I was in a meeting and when my eyes glanced outside from the drapes into the work area, suddenly from no where this memoir hit me.

This one is not from 'Happy Days' Forever (Graduation Days) but its much earlier than that. I guess it was from 8'Th standard in St.Anthony's High School, Himayat Nagar, Hyderabad. We all were in 8'Th Standard and when I meant we, its Ravi, Sumanth, Ramana, Sundeep, Sunil, PY Kiran, Rameshwar, Deepesh, me and there were few more but these are the guys who are still in touch regularly no matter where we are geographically.

There was a girl in 10'Th class who was supposedly beautiful and don't know who named her but we used to call her "Fair Beauty" in short 'FB'. If I think about it now, I cant stop laughing on our stupidity.

When ever she used to pass through the corridor our heads also used to turn along with her till she was completely out of sight. And if by chance if any one didn't notice, some over enthusiastic guy used to alert every one saying FB...FB...FB.

One day when one of the very strict teachers(I do not recollect the name, I think it was Kamakshi Mam) was teaching the class and every one was busy taking the notes, FB was passing by and everyone were very much involved in the class. But this guy named Jagdish saw FB and in that excitement shouted in the class FB....FB ...FB....... Damn! Until he realised what he has done, the damage was done.

Teacher was asking every one what FB meant and every one in the class were as cold as ice and minds blocked with no answer to tell. So the teacher asked Jagdish to stand up and tell her what FB meant and we all were literally frozen expecting the worst to happen after he answers. He was dumb - frozen, teacher was demanding on the answer and she put her foot down and told that she will not continue the class till she gets the answer.

We all were on the verge of getting a heart attack and I cant imagine what Jaggu was going through. At that point Jaggus lips uttered something which blew our brains out. Teacher said WHAT? Jaggu repeated- Mam, 'FB' means 'Friends and Brothers' (What Crap)


Teacher was convinced with some crap explanation Jaggu gave on this or at least he pretended to be. But we all were very much relieved that we passed that moment safely.

Now 14 years later, this incident still remains fresh in my mind and I still remember in what classroom we were in when this incident happened. Now it feels very strange when I think about it, not only strange funny and stupid too.........

P.S: My friends who were there at that time with me, if you want to add something to this, please do post it as a comment on this post, I will publish it. :-). I am sure I missed some names here, please add them if you guys can recollect.

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Chanakya's Quotes

Chanakya (Sanskrit: चाणक्य Cāṇakya) (c. 350-283 BC) was an adviser and a prime minister to the first Maurya Emperor Chandragupta (c. 340-293 BC), and architect of his rise to power.

Kautilya and Vishnugupta, the names by which the political treatise Arthaśhāstra identifies its author, are traditionally identified with Chanakya. Some scholars consider Chanakya to be "the pioneer economist of the world" and the "the Indian Machiavelli". Chankya was a professor at Taxila University and is widely believed to be responsible for the first Indian empire.

Though I find some of his words goofy, I think when looked at them in political angle they seem right. But I m not politically oriented and cannot be!! I am what I am straight from my mind.

Anyways, below are some of the Chanakya's Quotes:

"A person should not be too honest. Straight trees are cut first and Honest people are victimised first."

"Even if a snake is not poisonous, it should pretend to be venomous."

"The biggest guru-mantra is: Never share your secrets with anybody. ! It will destroy you."

"There is some self-interest behind every friendship. There is no Friendship without self-interests. This is a bitter truth."

"Before you start some work, always ask yourself three questions - Why am I doing it, What the results might be and Will I be successful. Only when you think deeply and find satisfactory answers to these questions, go ahead."

"As soon as the fear approaches near, attack and destroy it."

"Once you start working on something, don't be afraid of failure and don't abandon it. People who work sincerely are the happiest."

"The fragrance of flowers spreads only in the direction of the wind. But the goodness of a person spreads in all direction."

"A man is great by deeds, not by birth."

"Treat your kid like a darling for the first five years. For the next five years, scold them. By the time they turn sixteen, treat them like a friend. Your grown up children are your best friends."
"Books are as useful to a stupid person as a mirror is useful to a blind person."

"Education is the best friend. An educated person is respected everywhere. Education beats the beauty and the youth."

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Happy Dussera

All Indians are celebrating Dussera today, the day when good triumphed over evil.

I Wish You All a Very Happy Vijaya Dashami.

Friday, October 19, 2007

First Day, First Show!!

Being a not so movie buff form the beginning, me watching a movie on first day is very very rare. Forget first day, watching it on first week or most if the times as it is, even in first month is uncommon and that too in a Theater hmm...! . I do see lot of movies on DVD, 'cause I can skip of all the songs and silly fights. Believe me, sometime last month I have seen 3 Telugu movies in 40 minutes. That's the way I watch Hindi and Telugu movies.

For a person like me who likes to enjoy the movie peacefully, watching a Telugu movie on a First day amidst those loud cheers/whistles and papers flying all around(Some times the papers thrown block most of the screen) is not my peg of Vodka!

But..but...but... My better half being a Ardent die hard fan of Mahesh Babu, I started seeing Mahesh Babu's movies on first day with her. One relieving thing is that my uncle gets the tickets for me when ever need so, I escape the hardships of getting the tickets on first day.

And yesterday was yet another such day as Mahesh babu's Athidi was released. I pushed my uncle to get tickets in Imax as it will be very much quieter than a regular theater. But, I got tickets in Sudarshan 35 MM and I got cooked in the theater amidst the first day freakyness and pandemonium.

In the Movie, Violence was too much, Comedy wise OK, Songs OK, Photography/Songs picturisation/Action sequences were good- over all an OK type movie. I felt it was dragged a bit towards the end

This was my feeling, on contrary my better half's feeling - Super..Super and Again Super!!

Thursday, October 18, 2007

'Docufarm' is no more!

In my post Docufarm on October 9Th 2007, I wrote about a new search engine to search documents on the web, sad news is that Docufarm is no more and is closed from October 11, 2007.

One of the founders Laurent has to say that he decided to join another company to hopefully make Docufarm bigger and useful to many more people. In one word: scale it to the web and he is very hopeful that they will be able to launch a similar service soon.

For the news on when the new service will be online, keep checking the blog http://docufarm.blogspot.com/

Till then you guys can hook it to other online document viewers....Try Google docs, zoho, pfddownload, thinkfree.

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Wonderful Thoughts!

Sometimes, when I read something I feel that, that's absolutely true and feel good about it. And if I am reading such words accompanied by excellent pictures, it feels a bit sentimental and I think and relate my life to the lines I am reading.

Below is something like that I found on the Internet, which I felt good after reading and wanted to share with everyone........

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

'Happy Days' Forever!

Last weekend I got to see 'Happy Days', and as long as I was watching the movie only my body was there in the theatre, my mind and soul went back to the years 1998 to 2002. WoW! the memories were so fresh, as if they happened yesterday and they came up from my sub conscious mind so quick, as if they were hard coded in its cache.

Its not about the movie 'Happy Days' that I want to mention here, but its about my actual graduation days that I am pondering about. My 'Happy Days' Forever have nothing in similar to the 'happy days' shown on the screen except for the Araku trip Our Gang (HAWKS + SKAPSS) went and is one of the unforgettable trips in my life. Our gang had 15 boys and 6 Girls, Boys were called HAWKS and Girls, SKAPSS(Don't get creative, they just made up this word from first letters in their Names). Once we started the trend of naming ourselves many others followed and it resulted in Tuneega, Bulls, Butterflies and few more shaping up.

I cannot put all 4 years into one post, so I have created a special 'Label' called "'Happy Days' Forever" which will have beautiful memoirs from my graduation days. It has everything and everything: friendships, fights, infatuations, misunderstandings, crushes, ragging, Love, Break ups, hatred, jealousy, parties, last but not the least Studies and more and more. Its not that, after seeing the movie I came up with writing about my college days. It was on my mind from couple of months and now it got materialized.

I have to clarify that, when I meant 'Happy Days Forever', its not that we were all the time happy, we cried, we stood through the pain and had difficult times. But these are the thoughts which will bring up a 'genuine' smile or a tear from everyone of us from our deepest core. In that way they are 'Happy Days' Forever.

With no second thought, I can say that those are not just 'Happy days', they are 'Happy days Forever'.

Meet our Gang -The Hawks*:


L to R: Sunil, Me, Ravi, Deen, Chinna Pavan, Anand, Prashanth, Jimmy, Kanti, Venky, Ali, Naveen, Shashi, Siddhu, Peda Pavan.**

One thing I had to confess is, right after the move was finished, I wanted to call all my friends and talk. In fact I was waiting for the movie to end so that I can call my friends.

* SKAPSS photo unavailable as of now.

**I have tried my best to write the names in order :-), sorry if there are any mistakes. This photo was not at all clear as it belongs to pre digital era :-)

Friday, October 12, 2007

Today's fortune!

Before I start off with anything on this, let me put forth that, I am kind of a person who does not believe in fortune or luck. I just believe that smart/hard work pays, sometimes it may come late but it will surely pay :-).

Coming to today's fortune, I know that there will be Today's Fortune on the home page of Orkut but I have never payed attention to it and never bothered to read it. But somehow, when I logged in today my eyes went straight to "that" field and guess what I saw there:

Today's fortune: A thrilling time is in your immediate future

Hmm...... that seems to be a good one. hmm... Thrilling? What kind of thrilling? Horror? Suspense? Action? Adrenalin gushing? that's one thrilling thought and it also says in "immediate future" that's more thrilling with weekend ahead of me!

Happy weekend to you all and have a "Thrilling" one!! ;-)

Thursday, October 11, 2007

National Coming Out Day

Earlier, I talked about some unknown special days people celebrate in Ask Stupid Question Day and today is also one such day for some people, its National Coming Out Day. Read on....

National Coming Out Day is observed on October 11 by members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) communities and their allies. It is highly encouraged for participants in this movement to wear identifying symbols, such as the pink triangle, the Greek letter lambda, and rainbows, in jewelry and on their clothing, to demonstrate their presence in all walks of life, all ages and all ethnic groups.

National Coming Out Day logo designed by Keith Haring

The day was founded by Dr. Robert Eichberg and Jean O'Leary in 1988, in celebration of the Second National March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights one year earlier, in which 500,000 people marched on Washington, DC, USA, for gay and lesbian equality. National Coming Out Day events are aimed at raising awareness of the LGBT community among the general populace in an effort to give a familiar face to the LGBT rights movement.

In the United States, the Human Rights Campaign manages the event under the National Coming Out Project, offering resources to LGBT individuals, couples, parents and children, as well as straight friends and relatives, to promote awareness of LGBT families living honest and open lives.

Despite its name, National Coming Out Day is observed worldwide.

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

South indian boy on his first day at school in USA

Actually I wanted to post something else today but after reading this joke, I couldn't wait sharing it with you all. I was Rolling on the Floor Laughing while reading it.

Here is a funny joke about a Indian boy on his first day at school in The USA

It was the first day of school and a new student named Chandrashekhar Subrahmanyam entered the fourth grade.

The teacher said, "Let's begin by reviewing some American History.
Who said "Give me Liberty , or give me Death"?

She saw a sea of blank faces, except for Chandrashekhar, who had his hand up: "Patrick Henry, 1775" he said.

"Very good!" Who said "Government of the People, by the People, for the People, shall not perish from the Earth?"
Again, no response except from Chandrashekhar. "Abraham Lincoln, 1863"said Chandrashekhar.

The teacher snapped at the class, "Class, you should be ashamed. Chandrashekhar, who is new to our country, knows more! about its history than you do."

She heard a loud whisper: "F**k the Indians,"
"Who said that?" she demanded.

Chandrashekhar put his hand up. "General Custer, 1862."

At that point, a student in the back said, "I'm gonna puke."
The teacher glares around and asks "All right! Now, who said that?"

Again, Chandrashekhar says, "George Bush to the Japanese Prime Minister,1991."

Now furious, another student yells, "Oh yeah? S*ck this!"
Chandrashekhar jumps out of his chair waving his hand and shouts to the teacher, "Bill Clinton, to Monica Lewinsky, 1997!"

Now with almost a mob hysteria someone said "You little shit. If you say anything else, I'll kill you."Chandrashekhar frantically yells at the top of his voice, "Gary Condit to Chandra Levy, 2001."

The teacher fainted. And as the class gathered around the teacher on the floor, someone said, "Oh shit, we're f**ked!"
And Chandrashekhar said quietly, "George Bush, Iraq, 2005."

Tuesday, October 9, 2007


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With the required key word we can search for all the documents available or if we want a specific type of document, we can choose from pdf / ppt / doc / rtf / ps / xls, and do a search.

So what are you waiting? hit on DocuFarm and search for the required documents.

Monday, October 8, 2007

Mercedes Benz F700

Being a great admirer of Mercedes Benz right from my shool days, I couldn't help sharing this great piece of art with you all, as soon as I saw it over the internet.

Presenting, Mercedes Benz F700:

Friday, October 5, 2007

GTalk Moods

GTalk or Google Talk is one of the most popular ways to chat with our friends on the internet. What I have observed recently is, not only its used to chatting its also used to convey the persons moods/thoughts/beliefs to all the people on his/hers freinds list. If you are still wondering how is is done? the answer is simple thorough the "Custom Status Message".

In the custom message, I usually have the current post title on my blog and my blogs URL and most of my blogger friends also have their blogs URL. Most of them have what they want to tell to the world in this field, some have quatatons, some have the song they are listning to and some have messages which are intented to a particular person which only that person will understand. Basically it's conveying our moods to others.

Below are some of the GTalk moods(unedited) that my friends had in the recent past. Some are funny and some are thought provoking:

Life would be much easier if I had the source code...



When the sun shines, we’ll shine together Told you I'll be here forever Said I'll always be a friend Took an oath I'ma stick it out till the end Now that it's raining more than ever Know that we'll still have each other You can stand under my umbrella You can stand under my umbrella

not avaliable

COUNT DOWN begins ..... 10

There would always be those, whom you respect - no matter what. And what if they misunderstand you?? Wish them well and continue respecting them. The way you live your life should not be a value judgement on others, it should only reflect what you stand for.

A soul in tension thats learning to fly Condition grounded but determined to try Across the clouds I see my shadow fly Out of the corner of my watering eye

Try Try Try but Don't Cry...... :-(

Perform Festival!!

The Grand essentials of happiness are: something to do, something to love, and something to hope for

A sense of duty is useful in work, but offensive in personal relations. People wish to be liked, not be endured with patient resignation.

Let the Boyz play with TOYZ..., and Men ride BULLET...

"Dont' Wait..The time will never be just right...!!!

You gotta hurt in order to know. Fall in order to grow. Lose in order to gain. Because most of life's lessons are learned in pain.

Sometimes people put up walls, not to keep others out, but to see who cares enough to break them down.

" OM Shirdi Vasaya Vidamahe Sachidananda Dhimahi tanno Sai Prachodayath"

It's not who you are thats holds you back, it's who you think you're not

Sometimes I wonder if men and women really suit each other. Perhaps they should live next door and just visit now and then.

Its fall here...

Grey cells @ work

Remember you are born to Live. Don't live because you are born!! Don't go the way life takes you...Take life the way you go!!

The spaces between your fingers were created so that another's could fill them in.

What Next ... Roadmap to Sucees...

Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.

Its Monday :-(

God just gave you one heart to let you find the other one.

Day 1 --> So far so good

There would always be those, whom you respect - no matter what. And what if they misunderstand you?? Wish them well and continue respecting them. The way you live your life should not be a value judgement on others, it should only reflect what you stand for.

Another turning point,a fork stuck in the road Time grabs you by the wrist,directs you where to go So make the best of this test, and don't ask why It's not a question, but a lesson learned in time It's something unpredictable, but in the end it's right...sumday i hope to have the time of my life

Devil's back @ Office

life is what happens to US while we are busy with other plans !!!!

Dont know what to Put here anymore

Kissing is a means of getting two people so close together that they can't see anything wrong with each other. ~Rene Yasenek


Hero (Original) - Enrique Iglesias

Storage Recovery Management

Happiness has no expiration date!!

If you guys have some interesting GTalk moods from you or from your your friends that you can share, please do send them to me at bharani.surineni@gmail.com or submit them as a comment to this post, I will be glad to add them on the list I have.

Thursday, October 4, 2007

Wednesday, October 3, 2007


It's like a million bells ringing in my head, 1000 workers banging from inside with sledge hammers, it feels like my head got 10,000 times heavier, its like seeing RamGopal Varma ki 'Aag' on 1000 screens at one go, its like listening to Anoop Jalota, Pankaj Udhas, Altaf Raja, Anu Malik, Ramana Gogula together 'live' on one stage.

All this due to the heavy cold which caught me couple of days back and still hanging around. Its very irritating and I cant do anything in such cases. I can't sleep, can't work, can't enjoy and basically I don't feel like doing anything!

Added to this, body pains and feverish feeling is horrible. And with all these feelings driving in Hyderabad is abso'bloody'lutely horrible.

Monday, October 1, 2007

Expect more from us!

This is not any caption from a hospitality industry nor from any bank or some service company. This is a statement on a huge hoarding right in front of HITEC City(Cyber Towers) showing off the 'so called' prestigious projects under taken by State Government and GHMC(Grater Hyderabad Municipal Co-operation earlier known as MCH).

Every day I will be held in traffic at HITEC City for 30 minutes on a stretch of 1 odd Kilometer moving inch by inch at snail pace. With curses for the inability of this Government to deal with traffic(in the matter of fact any problems) in my mouth and having nothing to do I gaze around and when ever I raise my head I directly see this Hoarding with "Expect more from us" written on it and our Chief Minister's photo merrily laughing right beside it.

As soon as I see that hoarding I get Psyched up and my teeth clinch in anger. Expect more from us? Yes, I also have this question, is it this uncontrollable traffic? Officials corrupt the core? increasing unsocial and terrorist activities? collapsing fly overs? Increasing prices of regular commodities? Land prices sky rocketing? Law and order gone for a toss?

Yes, we are expecting more!!