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Sunday, January 28, 2007

Loooooooooooong tag!

1. Were you named after anyone?
You mean by my parents??? Yeah, after my sister, she was born before me...

2. Do you wish on stars?
Only star I wish upon is 5 star, been long since I had one...

3. When did you last cry?
After seeing that I am tagged for this...

4. Do you like your handwriting?
As per my handwriting I should have become a Doctor, because no one understands what I write. So that way I like it, though I am not a Doctor, my hand writing qualifies to be doctor's...

5. What is your favourite meat?
I dont like to be a racist, all meat are good...

6. What is your most embarrassing CD on your shelf?
Cheeee... who keeps those CD's on shelf...are you nuts??

7. If you were another person, would YOU be friends with you?
If that another person is a girl, absolutely no doubt...

8.Are you a daredevil?
Depends on what you want me to do... I am daring but not stupid...

9. How do you release anger?
Going for a drive...Bikes are the best for this... My bike has absorbd all my anger many times...

10. Where is your second home?
AMC Theatres

11. Do you trust others easily?
Yep, I do.

12. What was your favourite toy as a child?
I used to make my own toys when I was young... I miss the Jeep and Cross bow that I made the most. Bad habit that I had is I used to break my previous toy before I made the next one...

Stay tuned... The tag will continue after a short break...

13. What class in school/college do you think is totally useless?
Every class is important... every single drop of knowledge adds up the ocean of knowledge...

14. Do you use sarcasm a lot?
What do you think my previous answer was??

15. Have you ever been in a mosh pit?
Not exactly on a mosh pit but on the stage a few times...

16.What do you look for in a guy/girl?
Its a secret... (Thozhil ragasiyamlam veliya solla mudiyathu)

17. Would you bungee jump?
Waiting to... Will you take me??? Heard there are good ones in New Zealand...

18. Do you untie your shoes when you take them off?
Yes I do, I am a very organized guy you see :D

19. What's your favourite ice cream?

20. What are your favourite colours?
Looking at my blog, what do you think my fav color is?

21. What are your least favourite things?

22. How many people do you have a crush on right now?
((10 * 2 + 12) / 4) - 8

23. Who do you miss most right now?
Mommy's food...

24. What are you listening to right now?
Some car shouting "Aiyo aiyo, Muje bachao! I am being stolen"... Wait a sec, let me see if its my car...

25. If you were a crayon, what colour would you be?
Black...(Malavika will like me then)

26. What is the weather like right now?
Cold for a normal day but warm for a winter day...

27. Last person you talked to on the phone?
Voice mail...technically I didnt have to talk... only press buttons...

28. The "first" thing you notice about the opposite sex?
Asku busku...How many ever times you ask same answer...refer #16

29. Do you like the person who sent you this?
Amazing, wonderful, cherubic, gregarious, friendly, knowledgeable person (Ganesh, Next time only small tags ok??)

30. How are you today?
Lazy... dont feel like moving out of my bed...

Be right back...After a short break...
Manirathnam found AR Rahman through the following ad

31. Favourite non alcoholic drink?
Filter kaapi...

32. Favourite alcoholic drink?

33. Natural hair colour?

34. Eye colour?

35. Wear contacts?

36. Siblings?
one didi

37. Favourite month?
While in school May but now no favourites as such...

38. Favourite food?
Chicken Biryani

39. Favourite day of the year?
January 1st... The whole world celebrates this day...

40. Have you ever been too shy to ask someone out?
You mean "Get out"? I am not so rude...

41. Scary movies or happy endings?
Happy movies with scary endings.

42. Summer or winter?
Tough call, but I prefer summer.

43. Holi or Diwali?
Both are fun, both are great occasions to be with friends...

44. Do you like your name?
Yep. when in short form
Ok types when in medium form
Not so much when in full form

45. What book/magazine are you reading?
I forgot how to read...

46. What's on your mouse pad?
When I dont have a mouse why would I need a mouse pad?

47. What did you watch on TV last night?
Everybody loves Raymond

48. Favourite Smell?

49. Have you ever regretted breaking up with someone?

50. Most tiresome thing you’ve ever experienced/done?
Sleeping the whole day... Doing the same thing whole day makes me tired...

Lets see who is the lucky one who's tagged for this tag after a break...

I would like to tag S0ulasylum (Since she is missing for a long time now)

Moral of this Tag: Visit blogs of others regularly, else you might end up doing a tag like this.
Ganesh, I didn't tell any one that you tagged me because I was missing out on your blog :D


Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Timepass - 1

A question popped up from my small brain today. The question is regarding where France and Japan are originally from. Its kind of a theory of relativity. But not my guru, Einstein kind.
I think most of you will agree with me that France is the fashion capital of the World and Japan is the technology capital of the World. I also hope that you will agree that men are very much inclined to tech stuff and women are more inclined towards fashion stuff. Since men are from Mars and women are from Venus, Does it mean France has its roots from Venus and Japan has its roots to Mars?
Then, where are the other countries from?


Monday, January 22, 2007

Go Bears!!

A cold afternoon, when the forcast predicted a gud 2-3 inches of snow and the mother nature had delivered just what was promised by the weather man. The dark clouds were overcast Chicago not letting the sun fall on the ground.
Suddenly there is a huge roar by a lot of people who gathered there and the lights were swtiched on. Everyone was looking at one guy, who was running carrying it in one hand. There are a lot of people chasing him and trying to stop him from going far. While the partners of the guy running were trying to block the people from stopping the guy from going any further.
Suddenly one of the guy chasing some how manages to penetrate the guys blocking and catches hold of the guy running. The guy running immediately throw it to another guy , who catches it and starts running away from the people chasing. He runs so fast that no one could catch him. Finally when he was about to reach his home the crowd shout "Go Bears! Go Bears!! Go Bears!!!" on top of their voice.
Once he reached his home all his partners come and hit him on his head and do a chest butt. The crowd immediately played the following music.

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The whole crowd sang the following song along with the above music.
Bear down, Chicago Bears! Make every play clear the way to victory!
Bear down, Chicago Bears! Put up a fight with a might so fearlessly!
We'll never forget the way you thrilled the nation with your T formation.
Bear down, Chicago Bears, and let them know why you're wearing the crown
You're the pride and joy of Illinois. Chicago Bears, bear down!

Streamers were flying left, right and center. People jumping, dancing, singing, shouting, everything. They were all over joyed that their home team have become the NFC champions. Chicago bears are going to Miami for the Super Bowl after 21 years.
Chicago is electrifying after yesterday's victory in the NFC championship, So couldn't refrain from not posting a post on that.
The above scene is about a touch down in a Football match. For more info on Chicago Bears check here.


Monday, January 15, 2007

Striking a balance

Work life balance is becoming an important topic of discussion in the working segment of people. I feel this is a very important term that needs to be discussed in today's situation.
In an Indian IT working environment, the peer pressure is very high. Because of this some people are forced to work more than what they can actually can. Moreover there are a lot of managers who feel working long hours means the person is a hard worker and that person gets better benefits in appraisal compared to a person who works the required hours but still more efficient than the person who works long hours. This mentality of the managers forces the efficient employees to stretch their day just to appear in the good books of their managers.
There is a saying which goes as follows which applies to many workaholics in today's IT industry... Its goes like "Work to live. Don't live to work."
I feel we Indian do not give importance to family when compared to work. Work is important i dont deny that, but work is not the only thing. People need to spend more time with their family and also enjoy doing some hobby.
Extended hours of work can create stress to the employees, especially when the employee does not enjoy doing the work much. Some of the conditions in work force that create job stress are :-
1. Hectic and routine tasks give little sense of control for the employee. Heavy work load and long work hours create stress.
2. Lack of Support from supervisors and coworkers creates stress.
3. If employee has little say on decision making creates stress.
4. If the job expects too much from the employee, it creates stress.
5. If the employee feels there is lack of opportunities for growth and promotion it creates job stress.
6. Working environment such as crowded, noisy or polluted office environment creates stress.
Studies have shown that psychologically demanding jobs put employees at greater risk of cardiovascular disease, greater risk for developing back and upper-extremity musculoskeletal disorders and Psychological disorders.
Some of the suggestions for employers are:
1. Have flexible timing for employees.
2. Option of working from home.
3. Employer regularly doing a review of work life balance of their employees on regular basis.
4. Adequate leave options should be given to the employees.
Employees should also take conscious effort to improve their own work life balance. They should choose to work fewer hours and spending more time with their family.
But I have seen that due to bad estimations and due to heavy competition to win a project, most of the projects are executed in crunch time with lots of slogging by employees. So in order to curb this problem, I feel a union should be started like how it exists in mechanical industry. I feel so because the employee do not have much say if their managers expect them to slog for a project which was estimated badly.


Sunday, January 07, 2007


As you may know, Older woman and younger man relationship is become more of a vogue these days. There are a lot of celebrity couples like this, to name a few, Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher. Susan Sarandon and Tim Robbins. Anjali and Sachin Tendulkar.
It seems almost one-third of women between ages 40 and 69 are dating younger men (defined as 10 or more years younger). According to a recent AARP poll, one-sixth of women in their 50s, in fact, prefer men in their 40s.
Tina B. Tessina, Ph.D., a licensed family therapist in practice in Long Beach, Calif., and author of "The Unofficial Guide to Dating Again", tells WebMD that
It's not what you think -- the stamina or "re-boot" ability of the younger male. The women like the flexibility and sense of adventure of their more spontaneous, younger companions

Though this is spreading slowly, its still not being accepted easily in the society.
Why is that the man needs to be older than the woman? Does it really matter who is older in a relationship?
I had one such conversation with my friends recently, so one of my friend was saying that women think matured sooner than men and thats why it is preferred to have the an older man and younger woman relationship. But I was not convinced with the explanation. So when I gave a little thought on this, I was wondering if this trend of older man and younger woman was due to the patriarchy that existed across the World. Due to the patriarchy, they wanted the men to be in full control always and it was easier to achieve if the man was older than the woman. Now that woman are becoming more independent the patriarchy is reducing and thus older woman and younger man relationship has started blooming.
After this thought I was even more curious about the reason and so tried searching the Internet. That is when I came across this Fertility and evolutionary psychology theory in Wikipedia. As per that article women begin to lose their fertility as they enter their late thirties. While men remain fertile until much later in life, although it declines over time. The evolutionary psychology suggests that people are more likely to be attracted to people who look like they might be fertile. But all these being said, I feel these theories would have evolved in recent years. But older man and younger woman relationship has been followed for many years. So I feel my reasoning more convincing than these. What do you think?
Interestingly, there seems to be a folk formula that has been evolved to compute correct disparities of age between older and younger partners, this being "divide by two and add seven", else the relationship is liable to be subject to moral disapprobation. I feel the age disparities suggested by this formula seems more.

Sources: MSN, Wikipedia