Wednesday, October 31, 2007


Got a chance to remind myself of one of these equations of life today.

When I assume something about you, it makes an ass out of u and me.


Wednesday, October 24, 2007

There's Nothing Rajni Can't

I've not been a die-hard Rajnikant fan but this one was awesome! This guy totally rules!! And I watched some of his works on youtube and all I can say is it's outstanding, mind-blowing, mind-boggling, fantastic, awesomeeeee! Check this out: ;)

How to Deal with Annoying People?

I've been trying to read more positive things today and thought this one was really good. I didn't want it to get lost in big piles of comments that are made by the seconds on Aspi's site so thought I'd put it on my blog. :) My thanks to Anonymous commentator for these helpful tips.

I've taken the liberty to format it a little but otherwise it has been copy-pasted word by word:

Here are steps to dealing with these people.

  • Kill them with kindness. Even though you may crave violence or some other form of hurt towards your enemy, and it hurts not being able to see that hurt, the most effective way to watch your enemy crumble is to be kind to them. After all, light always conquers dark no matter what. It is hard, and it all rests on your determination and will to achieve the objective, but it is possible.
  • Let your enemy dig their own ditch: When someone hates you, or is angry at you for reasons unjustifiable, then let them dig their own ditch. What goes around comes around. They will fall slave to their anger. If you are always angry and them, and there is tension surrounding you and your enemy, then you both are united: You both are slaves to your anger towards each other. Forgiveness frees that anger.
  • Don’t allow actions to bother you. Sometimes when you encounter miserable people, they sneer at those who are not miserable. Do not take it personally. If you take it personally, then you are just another miserable person in a miserable world. You do not stand out that way. You cannot stand out that way.
  • For rude and ignorant people, sometimes you have to act like an adult. Sure, there are people in their 50’s and older who act ignorant, and intolerable. If you have the will to act more mature and tolerant than them, then you are above them. Don’t be arrogant. Be mature. You will set an example for them, even if they seem to hate you.
  • If you do the right thing, some people will hate you. If you do not always sway with the popular crowd, people will hate you. Why? You cannot accommodate everyone. Sometimes, the more I am hated by negative people, the more I know I’m doing the right thing.

    Each of the five steps mentioned requires a great deal of will. They do work, but you have to be determined to make them work. I have had situation in which the above has helped. It has worked 100% of the time, every time I was determined to make it work. The same goes for you.

  • Source: How to deal with annoying people?


    Why are majority of the news in newspapers, and online news sites always about things that are sad and bad? It's always about who died, who got murdered, who got some deadly disease, who killed whom, who dumped whom, who bombed where, who is doing drugs and getting raided, who lost a game, and what other bad things are happening around you and else where on this planet. Enough already!

    Why is it always about bad things? Why is there nothing positive written any where to lift your spirits? UGH! I am so sick of bad and sad news every where. :(

    Tuesday, October 23, 2007

    Dumbledore is Gay

    Okay so Albus Dumbledore is a gay.

    Big deal!

    My question is: would any one have a problem with it? Not really... or at least I can say that for myself. Of course, I am going to reread the whole series now since I got this bit of information but that's merely out of curiosity than anything else. I'd have a totally different perspective of him now that I know a little more about him. In my opinion, he has been a very mysterious character from the beginning and this will help resolve a lot of questions about why things happened the way they did, or the way he wanted or didn't want.

    And if you're wondering who's the lucky man, it's none other than Gellert Grindelwald!


    The Powerful Mother Nature

    Right now as I type this post, some of the close family members are being affected by the fires that are burning in Southern California right now.

    Everyone is calling in to find out how is everyone doing down there. Are they safe? Is their home safe? Are the kinds of questions you get. Some of the photos are very scary looking and I just hope that mother nature will have mercy on us. I pray to God for the safety of all.

    As I sit here thinking about them, helpless, not being able to do anything but pray and worry, it makes me think... that it is only at times like these certain people call up to check on their family/relatives. Why is it that they wait for an emergency to show that they care? Why do we let feelings like grudge, jealousy, anger take over us so badly that we forget we are humans first. Why is it that only an emergency can make us pick up that phone and ask our loves ones we care? I still wonder...

    But at the end of it all, I am glad that these people do care and come together to support each other, to support the people, people they love and people who love them.

    May God help the ones in need!

    Wild fire photos:

    Thanks to Kumar, I am able to link up these wild fire photos on here.

    More wild fire photos:
  • Link 1
  • Link 2
  • Link 3

    Image Source URL Wild fire smoke as seen from the space.
  • Wednesday, October 17, 2007

    Topi Ke Neeche Kya Hai?

    Sing to the tunes of "choli ke peechhe kya hai".

    kukuk ku kukukukukuk
    topi ke neeche kya hai, topi ke neeche (3)
    ho, topi mein baal hai meraa, topi mein baal hai mera (2)
    ye baal mein na dikhaau aap ko, aap ko!
    kukuk ku kukukukukuk

    are, laakhon gaane hai mere, laakhon gaane
    pankhe puraane tere, pankhe puraane
    ho, pankha mila na aisaa, hmmm
    meri tareef karta hmmm
    de gaali mujhko aisaa, kya karoon kya karoon
    kukuk ku kukukukukuk

    reshammiya naam meraa, reshammiya naam
    naam hai mahenga meraa, kaam hai mahenga
    buttons main khol ke chaloon, chhaati dikha ke chaloon
    kya kya dikha ke chaloon raamji, raamji
    kukuk ku kukukukukuk

    are, iss ko bachaa lo junta, iss ko bachaa lo
    dil mein chhupaalo junta, dil mein chhupaalo
    ho, public padi hai peechhe, {o ho!}
    koi mazaak kare, hmmm
    koi khilli udaaye, kya karoon kya karoon
    kukuk ku kukukukukuk

    hai! film banaado meri {o ho!} film banaado hmmm
    gaane gavaa do mujhse, gaane gavaa do {ah ha ah ha!}
    paagal bana na jaaye,
    kutta bana na jaaye
    tera gaana sahaa na jaaye, kya karoon kya karoon {hai chhoree}

    are! singer ho kaisa bolo, singer ho kaisa
    actor ho kaisa bolo, actor ho kaisa
    ho singer ho mere jaisa {ah ha!}
    actor ho mere jaisa {vaah vaah!}
    aaye maza phir kaisaa, nautanki kaa, chillaane ka {vaah!!}

    ho... Onik ka guru ban jaa, Onik ka guru {kich kich}
    Raja kaa dushman ban ja Amanat ka dushman {kich kich}
    meri salaami kar le
    meri gulaami kar le
    Onik tu hoga koi champion, champion {are jaan!}

    baal hai kam mere baal hai kam
    topi hai jyada meri, taal hai jyada
    mere taal ke baal
    jaldi se vaapas aaja {ah!}
    hero main ban na chaahu bollywood ka, hollywood ka {ah!}

    baal bagair actor kis kaam ka
    naak se na gaaye woh singer kis kaam ki
    public ki marzi kon jaane, meri marzi main jaanoon
    meri har picture ekdam hit ho gayi, hot ho gayi {ho choree}

    topi ke neeche kya hai, topi ke neeche (3)
    ho, topi mein baal hai meraa, topi mein taal hai mera {ah ha!}
    ho, topi mein baal hai meraa, topi mein taal hai mera {vah vah}
    ye baal mein na dikhaau aap ko, aap ko! {kurr}
    topi mein baal hai meraa, topi mein taal hai mera (2)
    hu ...
    topi mein baal hai meraa, topi mein taal hai mera
    taal ... taal hai mera ... (2)

    Himesh without Topi -

    I might look like Suniel Shetty, but I act better than him.
    I also look like Govinda sometimes, but I dance better than him.
    That is my real hair, NOT a TOPI!!

    Hoth mere laal laal main kya karoon? eh I just look like a cross-dresser but I ain't one.
    I am more handsome than Salman Khan and have bigger muscles than his.

    PS. I tried to caption the photographs but not as good at it as Aspi. ;) Mine are simpler and boring.

    What kind of a blogger are you?

    Today, Neha suggests all bloggers should find out what kind of blogger they make.

    So I clicked the link to find out about me and here's what they had to say:

    You Are a Life Blogger!

    Your blog is the story of your life - a living diary.
    If it happens, you blog it. And make it as entertaining as possible.

    Missing Shekhar Ravjiani

    Now that the show is over, I really miss him the most and every thing about him.... *sigh* :(

    The way he closes his eyes when he listens to a slow beautiful song.
    The way he shakes his head with head phones on.
    The way he holds the mike between first two fingers and talks, when he holds it close to mouth.
    The way he says "kya baat hai!" listening to a fantastic song!
    The way he asks for approval for scores and looks towards Vishal.
    The way he smiles.
    The way he sings.
    The way he blushes.
    The way he looks at the camera.
    The way he acts fainting in the Home Delivery video.
    The way he got embarrassed seeing himself fainting in a film scene (Home Delivery).
    The way he couldn't stop laughing when Sujoy Ghosh was talking about him.
    The way he lifts his left hand while talking and points to the stage.
    The way he combs his hair/bangs.
    The way he grooms his beard.
    The way he speaks in Gujarati - "ahiya paN ek Gujarati beTho chhe"!
    The way he gets up and starts clapping.
    The way he imitates Himesh.
    The way he advises singers.
    The way he jumps and dances on stage.
    The way he stands with his hands in pocket.
    The way he gives a standing ovation to singers after they do an awesome job singing!
    The way he holds hand of a girl (hmm lucky Deepika). ;-)
    The way he says thank you.
    The way he says mind-blowing!!!
    The way he... well, practically just all of him.

    Still don't know what I'm talking about? :{ Check these videos.

    Monday, October 15, 2007

    Baby Tiger Poster in India

    So as a kid when I went to vacation at my grandma's I'd always be afraid of this huge poster of baby tiger that used to hang in the living room. The poster is long gone but I'm looking for a photograph of that poster if anyone can help find it. I have been searching for it online since days but haven't seen anything that looked like that old poster. It was of a tiger cub roaring with its mouth open and big bright scary eyes. From what I remember, it was only the face of the baby tiger in the poster, but I could be wrong. I think the same one was shown in one of the Hindi films of those times also but I don't remember which film it was.

    Anyone remembers seeing that baby tiger poster?

    Tuesday, October 09, 2007

    While on the Road...

    I wanted to share this bit with my fellow bloggers since quite a while but didn't have the mood to write it until I read Aspi's Car Literacy post.

    Driving back and forth from work daily, I spend around 2 hours on the road. Before I started doing it for work, I had even longer commute for school/college for more than 4-5 years so I always look for ways to entertain myself while driving. One of the ways is by observing things, things on the road and in other cars, which are mainly inane ;) but once in a while I do come across something interesting or something that makes me think. So here I'd like to share two such things I came across this summer while on the road.

    This first one I kept wondering for quite a while until Yahoo! Answers came to my rescue. So every morning/evening I'd see 18-wheelers trailers (huge trucks) that would have this written on them "air-ride equipped" and I wondered what it meant. By the time I would have access to a computer, I would forget about it. So finally I created a reminder for myself and searched for the answer.

    Air-ride equipped means the vehicles absorb much more road vibration created by holes and digs on the road than coil or leaf springs. These vehicles are also equipped with a suspension system built around sturdy air bags absorbing vibration and impact shock. The contents then float on a cushion of air, nearly eliminating both compression damage and telescoping. I also read that this helps reduce driver fatigue and improves mechanical reliability, tire wear and fuel mileage. This combination translates into less downtime and reliable delivery. (Source:

    And the second one being the CHMSL. I knew about this technology and the reasoning behind it for a few years, but didn't know that there was an official name for it. CHMSL stands for Centre High Mount Stop Lamp. These were implemented a few decades back to prevent accidents and this summer I finally paid attention to how they have been of help while driving, specially during the rush commute hours when traffic is bumper to bumper and freeways become parking lots. All the vehicles in the US must have a functioning third brake light mounted on the trunk (dickie) lid or spoiler or at the edge of the vehicle roof or any location on the rear of the vehicle that is higher than the other two brake lights and it only lits when the brake pedal is compressed. This helps the driver in the back to realize that the car in front of him is stopping or going to stop and prevents him from rear ending the front car. This is crucial and quite important because if a driver hits someone from the back, it's his/her fault and eventually insurance guys come in the picture and the monthly premium increases and their pocket book is hit badly! *POW* And if there's any personal injuries, things get even uglier on the insurance front. The third brake light helps determine when and where to stop our car so accidents can be avoided. May God bless the guy/gal who thought of CHMSL and implemented them on vehicles.

    Friday, October 05, 2007

    Raising The Bar

    A couple of weeks back I heard a story. In the story, there was a little girl who played soccer (Indian football) game. She was really good at doing her job perfect that was to kick the ball towards the net and make sure she made the goal every time she kicked. Her mother would take her for practices and games all the time and watch her progress.

    Usually before the games the little girl would practice and warm-up for a few minutes or so. So once during such warm-up session, she went over to the opposite team's player who would be kicking the ball during the game. She started teaching new tricks to the other player on how to kick better. Right at that time, her mother realized what she was doing and called for her from the side of the ground where she had been sitting and watching her daughter. She gave an upset look to the daughter and whispered in her ears asking why she was teaching all good tricks to the opponent team member. The daughter smiled and said "Mom, if I teach her to kick better, I'd have to get even better than her to catch the ball so that would make be a better goalie! (goal keeper)". The mother realized where she was wrong and smiled at the daughter and requested her to carry on with what she was doing.

    After I listened to the story, it made me think why sometimes we don't raise the bar for ourselves like this little girl did? And it also made me realize that in such cases losing is not losing but winning or may be better than winning. When we raise the bar for ourselves and others, everyone benefits including ourselves.

    Thursday, October 04, 2007

    Yahoo! "Subject" Button Gone Nuts... Literally!

    Don't believe me? Check it out for yourself!! Looks like some Yahoo! folks have too much time on their hands. Hahahahahaha!

    Keep clicking the Subject button and you'll see it.

    Some sample subjects I saw -->

  • Couples welcome
  • Girls, are, wicked awesome.
  • A robot beat me out for Employee of the Month
  • It turns out Harold's not a Jedi.
  • Return at once to the Mother Ship!
  • Flossing with angel hair pasta
  • What's the corkage fee at McDonald's?
  • Pass the timbits!
  • Happy New Now!
  • Sensitive boyfriend sweater
  • Your earrings would make a great fishing lure!
  • I'm a stereotype. I'm not wrong. I'm cuddly.
  • you're not as objectionable as you seem to be, are you?
  • A hip-hop MC performs with improvised rhyme and the spoken word, typically over a thumping beat.
  • Do NOT Read
  • I've never seen a man eat so many chicken wings
  • Golf-ball sized hail! Grab your 9-iron and let's go...
  • My motivational speaking tour
  • Asking for your daughter's paw in marriage
  • the dangerous combination of beard and bread
  • earn more sessions by sleaving
  • KAR 120C where are you?
  • Damn these scruples!
  • Facts: 1) Ninjas are mammals. 2) Ninjas fight ALL the time. 3) The purpose of the ninja is to flip out and kill people.
  • for a fish and finger pie
  • Now three, act like wherever you are, that's the place to be.
  • rotating platinum pants
  • Leveraging core competency across the extraprise
  • My favorite color is Vanna White
  • Afternoon matinee at the drive-in theater?
  • Know the basics of TORNADO SAFETY and have a PLAN TO SURVIVE!
  • If you don't tell lies, at least you don't have to remember what you have said.
  • Get your tongue out of my mouth, cuz I'm kissing you goodbye!
  • Please put your hands together for the lovely Shasta!
  • I am not a chew toy
  • a little pod out of Spiral called Moonbase
  • Scratch golfer finds ball in poison oak
  • You can't make friends with salad.
  • circulate darling, circulate!
  • Hi, I've got Pud from F-----Company on line 2...
  • You can fight or you can surf. Now what's it gonna be?
  • Is your coffee table decaff?
  • How about never? Is never good for you?
  • I changed her oil, she changed my life
  • Catch-23
  • Orange Mocha Frappuccinos!
  • Bailout Rescue Plan
  • Up ahead! It's a DONUT HUT!!