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2009...

wow!!
how fast!!
another year passed..
'2009', a time when many unexpected things happened to me as a person, to the state from which i hail and to my country. let me give a fresh look to what has happened.

the month of January started with me working over the weekend regarding the similarity project, i still remember that i was late to the new year carom championship at my home. Then i had my appraisal discussion on the 13th Jan. It was in the last week of Jan that I spent some time in Hyderabad. i think this is the first time that i spent more than 2 days in hyd. The month of Feb started with the worst news that there is no salary hike this year (worst news of the year). I didnt heed the significance of that decision when i first heard of it. but soon i realized how critical it is!! on the professional front i took on my nemesis for the nth time hoping to make something out of it. As usual it turned out to be another horrible experience where in me as person and we as team w…

pics of 2009

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Black Day!!! nothing to write

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God sees truth but waits...

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This is a story which i read as part of my english syllabus. Today i found it as i was searching for some other thing. the Russian original was written by Leo Tolstoy. I found it at this link. After the story i remember my teacher telling us "its not human's job to punish others"... how true!!!

In the town of Vladimir lived a young merchant named Ivan Dmitrich Aksionov. He had two shops and a house of his own.Aksionov was a handsome, fair-haired, curly-headed fellow, full of fun, and very fond of singing. When quite a young man he had been given to drink, and was riotous when he had had too much; but after he married he gave up drinking, except now and then.One summer Aksionov was going to the Nizhny Fair, and as he bade good-bye to his family, his wife said to him, "Ivan Dmitrich, do not start to-day; I have had a bad dream about you."Aksionov laughed, and said, "You are afraid that when I get to the fair I shall go on a spree."His wife replied: "…

YEAR After 26/11

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an year passed so quickly that people could not believe how it passed!! It all started in the late hours of 26th Nov, 2008. Busy lives of mumbaikars were disturbed by audacious attacks of the enemies who invaded their lives with the only idea of shattering them. Hours turned into days and finally the NSG could clean all the mess clearing the rodents out of the way. Few days passed and the mumbaikar is back to his normal busy life running for local trains, munching vadapav in the trains and finally reaching the destinations just in time!! Whole of the world saluted the stoical nature of the mumbaikar. Bollywood responded that mumbaikars are tough enough to go through the pain, the home minister says what happened was a small incident given the size of mumbai and the whole country shared the pain. But one question people conviniently ignore is "Is the mumbaikar stoical by choice?" a big NO is the answer. the mumbaikar is stoical or pretends to be stoical because he has no othe…

You shall reap What you sow!!

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SO here we are! In the middle of a war waged between two enemies, both of whom are dangerous to our survival. On one end we have a government machinery which is keen to destabilize us and on the other, a radical Islamic blood mongers who pledged to target us once they are done with the present case. Is it a situation of concern or joy or anything else? where do we stand now??? In this post I just try to answer this questions with what ever understanding I got by following national/international politics and events for the last 15 years.

the present war happening in pakistan can possibly have three conclusions:
1. Taliban winning the war.
2. A compromise between Pakistani Government and Taliban
3. Pakistani Govt. winning the war.

1. Taliban winning the war.
If this happens then we will not have any danger immediately because Big Cop America will directly attack Pakistan and there will be a direct war between America and Taliban. We might have to give provide some support in terms of logistic…

Joke of 21st century

Here is the joke of 21st Century:

"BARACK OBAMA IS AWARDED WITH THE NOBEL PEACE PRIZE"

Yes!! Its true. Obama got the prize for "his extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples".

Now lets go back to basics and see what is the intention behind Nobel Peace prize. According to Nobel's will, the Peace Prize should be awarded "to the person who shall have done the most or the best work for fraternity between nations, for the abolition or reduction of standing armies and for the holding and promotion of peace congresses."

I very much appreciate Obama's road map for recalling the American army from Iraq by 2012 but at the same time nothing much has been done in that direction.

Below is Obama's election manifesto and lets recall the actions Obama took in the directions mentioned.

1.Secure loose nuclear materials from terrorists
Culprits like Abdul Khadir Khan are free and rogue states like Pakistan are trading…

one more time!!!

this is another song which i listen quite frequently. I like it a lot, just thought this should be in my blog.

Oh baby baby, oh baby baby

Oh baby baby, how was I supposed to know
That something wasnt right here
Oh baby baby, I shouldnt have let you go
And now youre out of sight, yeah
Show me how you want it to be
Tell me baby cuz I need to know now, oh because

Chorus
My loneliness is killin me (and I)
I must confess I still believe (still believe)
When Im not with you I lose my mind
Give me a sign, hit me baby one more time!

Oh baby baby, the reason I breathe is you
Boy youve got me blinded
Oh pretty baby, theres nothin that I wouldnt do
Thats not the way I planned it

Show me how you want it to be
Tell me baby cuz I need to know now, oh because

Chorus

Oh baby baby, how was I supposed to know
Oh pretty baby, I shouldnt have let you go
I must confess that my loneliness
Is killin me now
Dont you know I still believe
That you will be here
And give me a sign, hit me baby one more time

Chorus

I must confess (my loneli…

No computer but have friends!!

its almost four weeks since i dont have a computer with me. When I thought of this kind of life i was apprehensive how i am going to cross this time. but now i am asking myself do i need a computer? i think its not an urgency that i need one. my best friends are always with me and i know i can count on them always. Fortunately they are not humans to dump me out in the need of the hour, they are some of the greatest characters created by the most renowned of authors in the literature. the first among the list is my dearest sherlock. He is virtually a flatmate of mine as the door of my bedroom carries a notice "221B, Baker Street". So he stays along with him and dear watson who narrates all those wonderful stories with clear description. Many a time i get immersed so much that I comfortably skip my food. I feel as if I have participated in all the dangerous rubbers with Doctor Moriarity. Ofcourse my dear friend ensures that I am always safe.

Next one who I am proud of is the l…

its official now!!

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In this journey called life, from today i will be travelling all ALONE!!
writing in the blog just to remember the occasion. I dont think its a coincidence that it happened to be the "friendship day" ZINDAGI rocks!!!

sarvejana sukhinobhavantu

-karthik

Back on bike!!!

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After the recent injuries etc etc, I'M BACK!! and completely fit. Incidents/accidents can only push me back but cant stop me.

Fear no darkness!
Arise! Arise, Riders of Theoden!
Spears shall be shaken, shields shall be splintered!
A sword day... a red day... ere the sun rises!
Ride now!... Ride now!... Ride!
Ride to ruin and the world's ending!
Death! Death! Death!

says Rohan in "The return of the King" as they move towards the enormous Orc army to support their fellow humans.

"My body is broken. You have to let me go. I go to my fathers, in whose mighty company I shall not now feel ashamed."--This is what the same king say after the war.

Stand by your fellow humans, support those who belong to you. This dharma is the only path of glory. Sometimes dharma means obidience to commitment, sometimes it means isolaton, sometimes it might mean death, sometimes it might be more painful than death but ultimately its the down payment for the glory you want to achieve!!

S…

Thank you ALL!!

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On this holy Day of Guru Purnima, I take the opportunity to thank each and every Guru of mine who added inseparable value to my life. Its my privilege to have met you in my life and I am always indebted to the contribution you made to me. The list of people starts with my aunt who enrolled me into the world of education and goes on to my thesis guide in Masters. I am nothing without your contributions. I cherish every moment spent with you and stick to the same ethics and morals which you stood for. I bow my head and swear that I will do my best so as to contribute towards the society.

sarvejana sukhinobhavantu

-Karthik

All in the name of LIFE

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What Karthik used to do earlier à.....What he is used to wear earlier à.....Things have changed now. Let us check out how he is doing these days...........

All the contents of this post are contributed by Annayya aka Vivek Dangeti. All Rights and patents for the same are reserved with him alone.ANNAYYA ROCKS...sarvejana sukhinobhavantu-Karthik

Value

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A well-known speaker started off his seminar by holding up a Rupee 500 note. In the room of 200, he asked, "Who would like this Rupee 500 note?" Hands started going up. He said, "I am going to give this note to one of you but first let me do this." He proceeded to crumple the note up. He then asked, "Who still wants it?" Still the hands were up in the air. "Well," he replied, "What if I do this?" And he dropped it on the ground and started to grind it into the floor with his shoe. He picked it up, now all crumpled and dirty. "Now who still wants it?" Still the hands went into the air."My friends, you have all learned a very valuable lesson. No matter what I did to the money, you still wanted it because it did not decrease in value. It was still worth Rupee 500/-. Many times in our lives, we are dropped, crumpled, and ground into the dirt by the decisions we make and the circumstances that come our way. We feel as tho…

Spirituality

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Off late I am listening a lot related to spirituality. Like spiritual gurus, spiritual healing etc etc. But I am just wondering what does people mean by spirituality at a community level. I heard many people saying we connect to God through our guru or we realised God through Guruji. Some how I am apprenhensive of "feeling God" by paying some money. Having said that I mean no insult or disrespect to any of the Gurus or Mullas or Fathers. I am only saying that how different is it from other forms of business? but then why are the Gurus exempted from govt taxes? no one knows! not even God. Thats why I always say religion is the biggest business in this country. There is a period of boom and recession for s/w but there is no recession for spiritual business. I am no atheist and believes in God as any one else. Being an orthodox hindu (thats what people call me) I have no hesitation in saying that no way in the literature you find "feeling God " for some money. People …

IPL the season 2

Cricket's latest baby, INDIAN PREMIER LEAGUE is a sensation beyond the format of a game, A phenomena beyond geographic borders. Yes, Indian Premier League has proved to be most popular championship in the cricket arena conveniently surpassing the World Cup organized by the game's apex body. This may be because of the money involved, or due to controversies associated with it, or because of T20 format or may be due to the factor of bollywood. Accepting the changes brought by IPL and appreciating the maza of IPL this is my observation of the second phase of the cricket's richest tournament of present day.

Firstly, finds and failures:

If Gautam Gambhir is the sensation of IPL-1, it is the turn of 22 year old Pragyan Ojha in 2009 . The Hyderabadi has matured into a confident bowler not caring the batsmen's credits. His deliveries has a loop seeing which Bishan Singh Bedi would be proud of. His courage to toss the ball up and invite the batsmen for a shot turns him int…

Me and HYD

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INDIAN PREMIER LEAGUE-2009 just got finished and the DECCAN CHARGERS emerged winners outplaying the Royal Challengers Bangalore. Despite being the supporter of the RCB team I could not resist but appreciate the way Gilli's team has played. People around me are scolding me for not supporting Hyd team but somehow I never connect myself with Hyd in a positive way. HYD means pain thats what stored in my mind!! may be because of the journey time from here or because of some nasty things in the past. what ever the reason is, I'm never a hyderabadi and i will never be one. At one point in my life I'm always eager to go there but there used to be many a hurdle but now I dont want to go and people are asking me to come time and again.
thats life!! so unexpected, so spontaneous and so very interesting!!

Next month I'm due in hyd for some work and i'm trying my best to escape from that. I have to travel for more than 30 hours and i will be with people over there for less than…

Velupillai:Martyr or Maniac?

In 1973 four people killed the Jaffna mayor, the police killed three of them and the fourth is "PRABHAKARAN". I never heard his name without the prefix "VELUPILLAI". when I first heard of him in my school days I thought he is another one like Veerappan!! but later in my 7th-8th classes I made a detailed study about his history and other things happened in the Emarald's Isle(courtesy: India Today special edition, sometime in 1996-1997). I used rate him as one of the greatest warriors world has ever seen, becasue he took the audacious step of taking responsibility for his race at the age of '17'. By doing so, he became Robinhood for the Tamil diaspora across the world. If LTTE became so huge an organization, went on maintaining its own navy and airforce its not because of the capability of Prabhakaran alone but strength of Tamil Diaspora across the world. As I observe Tamil diaspora is stronger than most other races (I would say only Islamic diaspora is…

Article and my response

last Friday, there was an article in The Hindu where Mr. Hasan Suroor explained how muslims in India are being ill treated and how that is turning 'moderate muslims' into 'orthodox muslims'. he took example of Shabana Azmi and her statements about the Babri Masjid issue. I am placing the articlehere. After reading the article, I mailed my response to The Hindu and they published a part of it. you can find it here. I am glad that atleast one news paper in India has the courage to present two sides of an aspect. As a matter fact, I wrote about the very topic some time back, I guess after the Delhi blasts last year. Below is my actual response to the article:

Dear Sir,

Below is my response to the article by Hasan Suroor on 8th May, 2009 in your esteemed news paper. I request you to publish in the letters to editor column.

It is true that the Babri Masjid incident is certainly a black mark in the history of secular India. But taking it as a reason to become hardlined about re…

11 months..

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It is exactly eleven months ago, on the 8th of June, 2008 at 17:30 hrs IST that my mobile got a call from a number starting from +44. I didnt had any clue of who will be on the other side and what was it all about. when I got that call I was actually mocking my friends and having a gala time. Once the call started, the game has begun some smart talking has been done by the one on that side. Despite understanding the situation I'm present into, people didnt had the courtesy to disconnect the call and made me to listen to a lot of CRAP. People say it all happened because of insecurity feelings etc etc. But thats no fun for me either!! I had my life at stake and still people lacked that humanity. Let me not go into all those rubbish episodes. Coming to the call again, it lasted for almost 2.5 hrs and when I want to disconnect the call, the one on the other side said "Please dont disconnect the call Karthik!, I will feel bad" and the irony is that after some 5 months the sam…

what is courtesy??

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My father always tells me " As humans we should carry minimum courtesies". In my childhood i could not understand what he meant by that statement. I got the following mail few days ago, after reading that I felt that what was told in that is the perfect manifestation of "HUMAN COURTESY"

please find the story below. At the end of the story if your eyes shed tears, dont scold me. Feel glad, Coz its only a symbol that you still carry a human heart!!! Many around doesnt have one!!!

At a fundraising dinner for a school that serves children with learning disabilities, the father of one of the students delivered a speech that would never be forgotten by all who attended. After extolling the school and its dedicated staff, he offered a question: 'When not interfered with by outside influences, everything nature does, is done with perfection. Yet my son, Shay, cannot learn things as other children do. He cannot understand things as other children do. Where is the natural …