Sunday, December 23, 2007

The year that was 2007...

Hmm.... 'man time flies', this has been the ultimate truth of year 2007. This year had been so fast, I can hardly realize that the year end is so close. I kept myself so busy through the whole year, now I find it hard to recollect the best and worst things that have happened in the year.

I failed to blog lots of things I was involved in, which I wished to cherish for a long time. Now they all have faded from my memory. I wish I had Dumbledore's pensive in which I could preserve my memory fragments!!

Now I try to recall the best things that have happened to me....

On the career side, I worked in the best project of my career and with great people.
2 of my best friends found their soul mates...
All my adventurous trekking trips, which I have failed to document in my blogs.
Innumerable Coffee time chats at office
Harry Potter and Deathly Hallows, though I felt like I was at the end of world after finishing it.
Oh... my mind is blank, I don't remember anything else.

The bad things that have happened.... I guess they are and will always be a part of me.

Friday, November 02, 2007

Sunday Adventure

It was planned few days before. Probably Sridhar had it in his mind ever since he decided to buy the car.

The plan was to start early morning(3:30 ~4 AM) from Bangalore to Rayadurg and give his fiancee the biggest surprise, his new Swift. I guess Sridhar kept his surprise very well and overall it was a well executed plan.

Desperate to get a break from the busy work, I didn't even think and said "yes". Day before the journey Sridhar called me and told Venky had dropped, and he was the backup driver. The whole reality struck to at this moment. Reluctant to drop myself out at this time, I decided not to disappoint him. Moreover something in me assured that Sridhar can manage it.

The following day, I started at 3:45AM, in the drizzle to Sridhar's home. My bike was used to slushy roads, but on this day it was too much. Since it was night, my bike and I didn't bother much to road conditions. We started a little after 4AM and I had my first shock!!

Sridhar and his brother were reading user manual to switch on head lights, and demist. I got a bit worried about the whole idea, but it was too late. Sridhar was driving through road full of potholes, very smoothly. I got a bit of confidence. Kashi joined us at Tavarekere. Kashi is a bit over confident dude, but the positive side of him is, he can convince any fool that one can conquer the whole world. He is very talkative and has loads of stories to keep everyone engaged.

We had breakfast at Tumkur and later things were very smooth. Reached Rayadurg at around 1 PM, of course took lot of U turns on the way(which is Sri's favourites). Had sumptuous lunch and watched few movies in multiplex'ing mode. Drive back home was a bit tiring and reached home at 12:30AM. I had another journey to make back to my home in the slushy roads and drizzle. I was almost drenched by the time I reached home.

Overall summary of the trip proved Sridhar as an excellent driver. He never lost his composure. Though all of were doing a bit of backseat driving, he was following his instinct. It is one of those things that somebody does something for the first time.

Monday, October 15, 2007

Brain Story

Recently I was watching some episodes of BBC's documentary, Brain story. I was just wondering, brain is such a complex instrument, even another brain can not understand it. The only edge human brain has is cognition. I don't know if the cognition can be attributed to only brain, but that makes humans superior.

That makes every human being a precious and complicated system. Everyone is so special.

It is amazing to know that even though every organ works normally, it is ultimately brain that does everything. Though our eyes are capable of seeing everything, it is up to our brain to really show it to us. Many times I was wondering how can brain or eye process such a file resolution of visual data. The reality is eyes see very little and rest of the data is filled by brain from the memory.
That leaves another mystery of memory. Nobody so far have been able to find how brain stores and retrieves memory. Most interesting phenomenon is Dejavu. It is amazing ability of brain to look into its huge database and make us feel dejavu.

Yet there is a heart which is equally complicated. But ultimately heart is also controlled by brain. But I feel heart has its own independent personality like brain. Most of the time we are controlled by heart too!!!

As a closing note, now I don't know if my brain or heart was controlling me when writing this!!!!

Saturday, October 13, 2007

Eno onthara...

This title had been my gmail status from a couple of weeks. Many people asked me about it. Well that has been my mood. I wish I knew.

Nowadays I make it a point to checkout my daily horoscope in Deccan Herald. I never believed in all these. Not do I believe now. But a funny thing is most of the days it matches with whats going on with me. Today it reads like this:
"You may develop a sense of your own uniqueness, and inner piece prevails, helping you to overcome anger".

Last word may be different but most of it is TRUE. I don't know why I am like this. I don't even know if I am alright. Something seems to be bothering me, but don't know what or why.

Sunday, September 30, 2007

Time and again....

Time and again, I learnt that things just don't happen. I have to make them happen.

Its been very long time... many things have happened in these months. I have got to scribble them down before they fade of from my memory and leave these months as dark areas in my peregrination.

Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Mansoon rain finally showered!!!!

Yes!!! After months of desperate attempts, I, finally, watched 'Mungaaru maLe(Mansoon Rain)'. Generally, whenever I watch a movie I used to be left with one of two types of feeling. One, forget about the movie before even stepping out of the theater. Other, keep thinking about the movie for many days, I used to live in the movie for many days. But this one left me with a third type. I wanted to watch the movie again... I want to live this movie again...may be forever. I made desperate attempts to watch the next show... but luck was not on my side(as usual).

For the first time in my life, I felt like watching a movie again... I used to wonder how people watch same movie more than once. Now I know.

I liked everything in this movie. Not to mention its songs. I liked songs so much that, I bought the audio CD!!! I fell in love with rain(probably thats why it is not raining in Bangalore!!!). I think I fell in love with everything around me.

Any triangle love story ends in a tragedy. Of course, it is the same case with this movie too. But it couldn't have been ended in a better way, because I was not so depressed at the end of the movie. As the theme of the movie, "tyaga preetiginta doDDadu(Sacrifice is greater than love)", it has a decent ending. I liked the line "HaNeyali bareyada ninna hesara, hrudayadi naane korediruve(Your name is not written in my fate, but I have engraved it in my heart)". What a wonderful line. It conceals many deep emotions in few words. I wonder how lyricists think...

This movie has taken me to a different world. I think I am still not back to normal yet. I hope I stay their for more time...

Monday, April 02, 2007

April Fool...

Looks like this april is really fooling me. To name a few...
1) Stock market crash
2) Looks like, my lesson number 2 is going to be proved again... oh man it really hurts.

I hope this fooling game stops here only.... and I don't see any surprises in my revision letter :-)

I repeat, "Hope is a good thing, may be the best of things"

Saturday, March 31, 2007

noDu huDugi omme nanna... (look at me once....)

Times is really flying. I am finiding it too tough to manage it. If there was a way to have more than 24 hours a day....

Mungaaru maLe
Well, probably I have set a record by listening to these songs for infinite number of times. Ever since I got these songs, from about 2 months, I have been listening to only(I mean only) these songs. Somedays more than 5-6 times!!! Everything in these songs is magical, lyrics, music, everything. Sometimes I fall in love with some of the instruments used, and want to learn. In fact I am still listening to the songs as I am typing....

What else is happening.... Last week, was planning to watch this movie, as usual I could not get tickets. Spent whole day playing carrom.
Sunday went to one of my colleagues village about 70kms from Bangalore. It was my longest drive on my bike. Nice drive, but it was very hot.
My TV is not yet fully repaired, so its kind of hiatus to PS2.
One good thing is I am watching lot of movies. Whenever I get a chance I would watch a movie.

I am planning to try my luck to watch Mungaaru maLe tomorrow, all the best to me!!!

Monday, March 19, 2007

Happy Ugadi(Ugadi shubhashaya)

Ellarigu Ugadi habbada shubhashayagaLu. Hosa varsha ellarigu hosa anubhavagaLu, hosa bharavasegaLu, hosa yashassannu tarali endu haraisuve.
(A happy Ugadi to everyone. I wish new year will bring a lot of new happiness, hopes and success.)

Well, in one of the TV channels, they were predicting that for Salaried Scorpions(somebody like me!!) this year may not be successful. I read somewhere that, there are chances of me getting into fight with friends and relatives. I have no idea of how such predictions are made. But I hope no bad things will happen.

Hope is a good thing, may be the best of things.
- Stephen King

Today's Fortune!!!!

"You are going to have a very comfortable old age." Hoo ha, this is orkut's Today's fortune. Good to know that I am not old yet.

Sunday, February 25, 2007

Back to Form - Flashback

Hmm... Long time no see... Yea quite a lot of things happened during these days and lemme recollect some of that....

First of all, a happy new year!!! Better late than never... Every year we wish the same and another new year comes, its a part of life anyway...
At office, we won second prize in Impact Innovation contest, and I bought a PS2 from the prize money!! It kept me busy all nights. I finished Prince of Persia - Sands of time. Now my TV is down, so no more PS2.
Met Guru after years. He stayed for about 3 weeks in bangalore before leaving to US of A for long time assignment. I keep meeting Sridhar often.
Happy Birthday, yes my birthday. My office friends(I don't want to use 'colleagues') gifted me a carrom board!!! Its a wonderful time-pass. In fact I always dreamt of buying a carrom board from my first salary. Well, it is more than five years since I am drawing salary and I was never able to buy it. My friends gifted it to me. Thanks friends.
Watched a lot of movies. After watching Fightclub, I am almost sure that I do have a split personality and I keep switching!!!
Cars- oh wonderful movie. I never expected vehicles to have emotions... Its an amazing movie.
Recently, I have been listening to songs of Mungaru maLe, and only those songs. I keep them in repeat mode, both office and home. Very meaningful and melodious songs, I must of listened to these songs more than 100 times but never got bored. Thats the magic of music, but this is beyond music.
Thats about it, I guess. Nothing really great happened during these days...
Hope I become regular from now on....