Tuesday, December 30, 2008

India - Poor Country?

Who said India is a poor country? See the temple below…

The photo above is the Sripuram Sri Mahalaksmi Golden Temple.More than 400 gold and coppersmiths are said to have worked for six years to craft the Rs 600-crore gold temple located on 55,000 sq ft of land near Vellore.


Recently, I had chance to visit the temple. I could see it only as tourist spot; not as a temple. It's filled with full of Money, more than the spirituality.

In ancient age, Our Kings had plenty of wealth and resources, so they built many temples with rich artistic work. Those temples spread the devotion as well as the Art.

But in the current situation, where still a lot of people struggling for basic amenities, Do these new expensive temples needed?

Ok, if you wish, then why can't you renovate old temples, which are in poor condition?

I'm not an atheist. In fact, I'm a strong believer of God. But I don't like the way we mix the Divinity with Deluxe.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Thursday, December 11, 2008


Nowadays, you can’t see any newspapers without Su-do-Ku. I’m not going to post the history of Sudoku here. I say about my experience with the game and how I was screwed up it for sometime.

I didn’t really notice much, when SudoKu got introduced to Tamilnadu. As usual , I was living my life with Ananda Vikadan and Thinathanthi. But it all changed on one day….. The day when Deccan Chronicle entered into Chennai.

With the sudden love on English, I gave up all the Tamil daily’s and jumped to Deccan Chronicle ( Don’t ask me, was it because D.C sold for just 1.5rupees :-)).On initial days, I used to read only sports column, didn’t even look on other pages(including the Sudoku boxes).Once day, I read about “Sudoku” in one of Sujatha’s articles.

So, what the hell is there in this Sudoku? Let me also try that… I started my first Sudoku… It took nearly 4days to solve my first puzzle.After that, I became one of routines. I started buying D.C only because of Su-do-Ku. As days move, I could able to solve 6 to 7 puzzles a day. Later on I went an extreme of 15 per day 

At that time, I was commuting to my office by train, which took nearly 1.5+1.5=3hrs a day. I spared the whole 3 hrs with Sudoku. I used to download Sudoku puzzles from internet and took printouts(at office printer:-)) everyday, when I leave office. I installed Sudoku on my mobile and started digging it, till my mobile’s joystick go bad. Yes…. I almost became an addict to Su-do-Ku.

Even when I sleep, the boxes came in my dream. It was pathetic :-).I was trying hard to leave the habit. But it was very difficult.

Finally, one fine day, all of sudden Mr.Kalanithimaran cameup with his “Thinakaran” for 1Rupee. Immediately, wisdom came to me..Oh! My god!.. How bad I’am. I’ve forgot my Mother tongue Tamil and went with English Deccan Chronicle !. The next day itself, I gave up D.C( again,only for SudoKu) and jump to Thinakaran. That’s the end to my SudoKu…

Nowadays, I don’t even touch Sudoku. Today, one of friends came to me to solve a Sudoku puzzle. I just escaped from him (in fact, from Sudoku). That instance made me to think about all my experience with Sudoku and so this post.

Friday, December 5, 2008

Most Annoying English Phrases !!!

Oxford researchers got together and compiled a list of the Top 10 most irritating expressions in the English language.Here is the Top 10 list they came up with:

10. It's not rocket science
9. 24/7
8. Shouldn't of
7. It's a nightmare
6. Absolutely
5. With all due respect
4. At this moment in time
3. I personally
2. Fairly unique
1. At the end of the day

I would like to add few more
1. hopefully
2. I believe
3. as soon as possible!...

In your opinion, what are the most irritating phrases in English?

Fed up with Favouritism :-(

"Teacher's pet" is not the relevant phrase once you comeout of the school, but the truth is that many aspects of classroom culture crop up in office life. Few are more frustrating and damaging.Favouritism is a serious one....I believe,most of us will either suffer or benefit because of it at some time in our careers.

Frustrated with favouritism, it is very difficult for me to keep numb without commenting on this.I feel "If someone else is clearly your boss's favourite it will surely affect your self-esteem and motivation,also make you heart burning"

It's best to leave the behaviour left in the classroom itself.

What you say on this ?

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Vijay TV - Airtel Super Singer - Ravi

It is very clear that Ravi is going to win Airtel Super Singer 2008 Title. His performance in the medley round was simply mind blowing. From the very beginning of the contest, when he sang ‘Pen ondru Kandaen’ song along with Prasanna, I was pretty sure about Ravi winning the title and his yesterday’s performance reassures it again and the judge Srinivas himself told that openly in yesterday’s episode.

Ravi already has won the SS Music Launch Pad singing contest and I still remember Ravi’s brilliant rendition of ‘Veyilodu Vilayadi’ song in the finals of that contest. Ravi’s voice in Yuvan’s music will be an interesting combination. Let us wait and watch.

Airtel Super singer 2008 is not so interesting this time mainly because there is no any competition and we know who is going to be the winner. All the other contestants though have very good voice quality, is not as consistent in their performances as Ravi. But Deepshika’s exit was surprising. I was expecting Ragini Sri to leave. Though Ragini Sri has classical music knowledge and training, none of her performances so far was at par.