Tuesday, November 13, 2007

This Humming Doesnt Know

Ye Hum Nahii JaantE = This Humming Doesn't Know. (Hinglish)

This stream of water is making it's way out of the Cedar falls a few steps away. Visiting the water falls during the fall, especially when the foliage display was at its best, was one of the few wonderful experiences. Mere walking in that place reminded all my childhood - the only phase of life I lived close to the nature.

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

What Happens ... !?

These are my accidental discoveries last Saturday, with no physical damage to my face.
Two eggs. Put them in an alloy bowl. Pour water in it till the eggs are drowned. Keep the bowl on your electric stove and heat it on high.

Here you have to do an important thing: forget about the bowl. Go to your bedroom. Enjoy listening to Chiranjeevi hits in full volume. Songs like ... "Nannee lokam rammanaledu ... Nenee janmanu immanaledu" and "SooreeNNi zaabilli waatesukundi ... huk... yeraa roi". Music should be loud.

After 20 minutes, you will hear a blast in your kitchen. Rush to it, and you will find one of the eggs blasted, and the other ready to explode. The bowl ... red in color. Important: Alert!! Take a china-glass-plate and cover your face. Before you switch your stove off, push the bowl off of the red-hot electric coil, very carefully. Go away from the place. Chances are... the other egg will not explode.


When I feel like "O.K, Let's fill the stomach quickly with something", I just roast the almost-ready-made chapathis and eat. I did it last Sunday. I just cleaned a china-plate with water and wanted to keep the hot chapatis in it.

If it is wet, the chapatis will become MRF tyres. So, I wanted to dry it. I had this idea some where in my mind that china-plate can sustain very high temparatures, after all it is a kind of sand. Having this concept in mind, I started to heat it up on the same electric coil stove.

I did a very important thing again: I forgot about the plate. I was listening to old Telugu songs in the bedroom. A brand new sound track was mixed into "Anthaa mattey nani telusu, Adee oka maaye nani telusu ... pagilipothe atuku badaduuu..." THOP ... PTILL ... TINGR GIR GIR TIM ...

So, that was another accidental discovery for the day.

Friday, April 13, 2007

Religion Custom Constitution And Misinterpretation

News (is it a news?): Complaint against Tendulkar for dishonouring flag.

A response (from an Indian of course):

I have been to many games and other events here in united states.. (like rodeo events , concerts) When they sing national anthem here.. even I get goose pimples.

Really... when all of them stood and sang their national anthem I could really sense their feelings.

Here they are allowed to use the flag where ever they want and seem to be proud of it. If someone is misusing it is his problem and shows that guys character. And even the horriblest people in this country seemed to be more united and unnimous when it comes to their country!!

Why cant we have that???

An observation (True, isn't it?):
Because somewhere, down the line of evolution of our culture, a huge chunk of the society lost the way. It started
- Respecting the symbol more than its meaning
- Loving the system than trying to understand what it is built for
- Misinterpreting religions, customs, laws and even constitution, just to facilitate/justify their own way of doing things.
That's what this is!

And a comment (I agree):
Exactly. Look at indian vegetarians (pardon me , no offence to any one)

Their reason to be/remain vegetarian is one of the fine examples of loving the system rather than trying to understand it.. People who doesn’t even want to smell egg, should never be eating cakes, if they happen to eat an egg then they should go to temple and do some pooja to get rid of the "bad" effects. Like they used to do when touched by an un-touchable.

I have a few friends, who are pure vegetarians, because they love animals not because their grandapa told them not to.

Our system is successful in creating Hippocratic ideologies that average indian is forced to believe in to. They have been brainwashed so much, to the extent that, the system has successfully managed to make people trust it completely without having to think about it.

We have been taught not to question anything but respect the rule.

I was faced with two decisions to make, one the "system way", other my natural instincts to question "why". At one point I learned, I have only two choices, either assimilate with the system with your stand point, or leave.

I am sure, when the constitution was written, all they intended was not to disrespect the flag. For a huge population like india with below average education, only way they could achieve this was by restricting them the use of flag.

But, I am kind of hopeful about the current government. They seem to know what they are preaching. Dr Manmohan Sing gave speech yesterday about the indian judiciary . Did u get a chance to read/watch?

Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Accidental Discovery

Today I was browsing through Telugu blogs. Instead of clicking on browsers' back button, I used the short key combination Alt+LeftArrow. Screen went blank for one second. To my surprise the entire desktop layout got turned a 90 degree left.

After a few seconds of bewilderment, I started thinking what could have happened. After trying a few key combinations for a few more seconds, I got to know there is such a facility in this operating system (Windows Xp Prof). I am not much interested to know more about it, but it can be useful while I read stories in my Notebook. The accidentally discovered key combination is: Control+Alt+AnyArrow.

Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Opposite Sex - An Implication

What you see is not what you get! You get some thing more!!
This is what happens in Brazos Bend state park.

As planned the day before, I got up by 5.30 am, got ready.
Picked up Aaraj from his home. He was navigating and I was driving.
My longest drive so far. Fifty five miles south-west from home.

We reached Brazos Bend in an hour, it was very cold.
A group of professional bird watchers were there and we joined them.
They are very knowledged about the birds sighted in the park.
Among 270 species of birds of that park we could watch not more than 15.

They know how to approach the birds and how not to scare them away.
Their only aim was to get a close look at the birds.
We were lucky to be with them, as our aim is to get a few nice snaps.
It's the first time to go after birds with camera for both of us.

One of the birders pointed at a very small bird and said -
"It has a red colored bunch of feathers on its head.
That red streak doesn't appear always.
It flashes those red feathers when it is annoyed!
and also when it courts (woos) the opposite sex!"

Aaraj asked me, "Have you heard that?"
I said "Yes, either way is wants to show that it is a redhead"
Aaraj (laugh): "It is not a female, it is a male bird. Now what do you think?"
I said, "Oh, it flashes when it is:
1. Attracted to opposite sex
2. Annoyed
That implies opposite sex is annoying."

He burst into laughter and I joined with a cheerful high-five.
These kinds of laws-of-nature take birth, only when we go out into the nature.
We got some nice pictures.
See Aaraj's (my photography guru) album too.

We are not "planning" to visit it again. We will just go. :)

Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Everybody Loves Ramu

... but Ramu doesn't love everybody.