Monday, December 21, 2009

Indians Abroad !

I did come across this in one of the forums

Top 10 things a person do after returning from abroad !!!
1.Tries to use credit card in road side hotel.

2.Drinks and carries mineral water and always speaks of health conscious.

3.Sneezes and says 'Excuse me'.

4.Says "Hey" instead of "Hi".
-- says "Yogurt" instead says "Curds".
-- Says "Cab" instead of "Taxi".
-- Says "Candy" instead of "Chocolate".
-- Says "Cookie" instead of "Biscuit".
-- Says "Free Way" instead of "Highway".
-- Says "got to go" instead of "Have to go".
-- Says "Oh" instead of "Zero"

5.Says all the distances in Miles (Not in Kilo Meters), and counts in Millions. (Not in Lakhs)

6.Tries to see the % of fat on the cover of a milk pocket.

7.Tries to complain about any thing in India as if he is experiencing it for the first time.

8.From the luggage bag, does not remove the stickers of Airways by which he traveled back to India, even after 4 months of arrival.

9.Takes the cabin luggage bag to short visits in India, tries to roll the bag on Indian Roads.

10.Tries to begin conversation with "In US/UK..." or"When I was in US/UK..."

Top 10 things a person does after going abroad !!!
1.Fails to eat properly - As everything seems expensive. But Puts on weight

2.Thinks a lot to buy clothes - Coz he knows how much he can get it for back home

3.Multiplies the currency by exchange rate - and feels bad for buying anything.

4.Uses a bucket and mug in bathtub

5.Cooks at home and eats at home most of the time

6.Reads more about the new country’s culture / history / Politics

7.Watches a lot of movies of their native language or languages they can understand.

8.Starts talking slowly

9.Tries to eat with fingers during every available opportunity

10.Never fails to know what is happening in India; Realizes Indian values ; Realize that they are Indian

I have come across a no.of these from both the lists! Am sure every Indian living/lived abroad would have felt it.

You can take Indians out of India, but not India out of Indians :-)

Comment your experience !

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Look Through the " Windows"

Checkout the link about the history of Microsoft Windows.

The earliest I can remember using is, Windows 95 in twelfth standard ... And Spider Solitaire was my favorite game in the world! The feeling after beating the "computer" in dual player was great!

I'm one of the few millions in the world who would NOT have touched computers if there was no graphical user interface. I still prefer clicking than actually typing the commands. My genius friends kid me for my passion to the GUIs; And I know that there are millions of others who are glad for the simple-to-use GUI.

The growth of Windows in all areas of computing(UI, Power, Performance, etc) has been tremendous. And, It’s impressive to watch the growth of Windows from Windows 1.01 (1985) to Windows 7(2009)

I’m happy about the Windows 7. What is the earliest Windows that you have used?

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Favorite Quotes

Got a forward mail containing the quotes of Chanakya;
They are so relevant even in the present world. I find these quotations, really deserving.

Chanakya's Quotes
Indian politician, strategist and writer, 350 BC - 275 BC

"A person should not be too honest. Straight trees are cut first and Honest people are screwed first."

"Even if a snake is not poisonous, it should pretend to be venomous."

"The biggest guru-mantra is: Never share your secrets with anybody. ! It will destroy you."

"There is some self-interest behind every friendship. There is no Friendship without self-interests. This is a bitter truth."

"Before you start some work, always ask yourself three questions - Why am I doing it, What the results might be and Will I be successful. Only when you think deeply and find satisfactory answers to these questions, go ahead."

"As soon as the fear approaches near, attack and destroy it."

"The world's biggest power is the youth and beauty of a woman."

"Once you start a working on something, don't be afraid of failure and don't abandon it. People who work sincerely are the happiest."

"The fragrance of flowers spreads only in the direction of the wind. But the goodness of a person spreads in all direction."

"Whores don't live in company of poor men, citizens never support a weak company and birds don't build nests on a tree that doesn't bear fruits."

"God is not present in idols. Your feelings are your god. The soul is your temple."

"A man is great by deeds, not by birth."

"Never make friends with people who are above or below you in status. Such friendships will never give you any happiness."

"Treat your kid like a darling for the first five years. For the next five years, scold them. By the time they turn sixteen, treat them like a friend. Your grown up children are your best friends."

"Books are as useful to a stupid person as a mirror is useful to a blind person."

"Education is the best friend. An educated person is respected everywhere. Education beats the beauty and the youth."

Though I have reservations about a few of these quotes, on introspection, they seem to be true. Atleast, each of them would make a good topic for contemplation on a rainy afternoon or on a sleepless night with no other soul for company. Try it!

You'll learn loads about yourself. Keeping a journal of such times would enhance the journey. After such a free wheeled ride on your mind, you would feel so rejuvenated and you would have become your own best friend!

Do tell me your comments and views on it!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Anger & me ...

Well most of my friends would laugh if I say I am troubled seeing my anger.

My college friends or school friends won’t trust me when I say I get angry these days. I had never been angry then, I was such a COOL HEAD then!

But now, I happen to realize a new problem – ANGER.

I am surprised why I get angry more often than my college days. The work place may not be as warm as it could be, but off late I have managed to keep the place around me cooler than how it was when I initially came here. And to my surprise unless am forced to be rude I have managed to keep cool at work.

I am troubled when I look at the angry person I am growing into. But one good thing I am a little happy about is – I am able to identify when the monster is about to come out. For some strange reason the “Good me” WARNS people around to leave me alone for sometime & I take my time out to cool down the monster and not to hurt people around. But still I fail to do that and hurt my loved ones at a few instances.

I never get away just like that when I know I have been rude, I always get back and say “I AM SORRY! I shouldn’t have!” but I wish I never have to apologize but control my anger before it is late.

Tell me how you win your anger!

Monday, December 14, 2009

TASMAC tops...

Can you name one corporate which remains unaffected by the global economic meltdown?

Yes, you are right! Its is TASMAC. Its is everywhere and not even its single branch has ever registered a loss. TASMAC's growth has been outstanding amidst all the sectors. Well there are reasons for it.

1. People drink regardless of whether they win or lose.
2. TASMAC is easily accessible. There are more branches than ICICI ATM :-).
3. Its open all the day and 364 days a year (Except Gandhi Jayanthi)
4. Some branches have speacial bars and you dont have to take the saraku home.
5. Many of the branches' bars render value added services like side dishes, ooruhas ...
6. You get to connect with people from all walks of life.

The TN government might propagandize TASMAC's growth as one of its achievements. Though the TN government is not in the list of top 5 e-governance implemented states, it's not failed to put up a website for TASMAC.

Checkout the latest prices ...

I'm sure, soon we can expect it's IPO :-).