Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Cloud 9 Minus One

"Cloud 9 Minus One" by Sangeetha Mall- I bought this book in the beginning of this month for two reasons:
One- I found the title interesting,
Two- I wanted to read a book written by an Indian author.
Plus, the author was an IIM-B graduate- so it gained additional points :)
The narration was good and the story was not boring, though I was able to guess where the story was heading to. As I got busy for last 2 weeks, I had to abandon reading that book with many questions in the story remaining unanswered. For the last two days I kept thinking of those questions.
Who is Priya loving?- is it Sasi? Will Shruthi tell Kailash about her past love? Will he accept her and help her get out of the guilt she has? Will Rats' wife divorce him?

Waiting to find all the answers at the earliest...


Thursday, March 25, 2010

Ramayan in Facebook

Awesome Post: If the Ramayan were on Facebook:

Few interesting FB posts in the story are:

- Sita created the event- "Swayamvar"
- Ram accepted the invitation to Sita's event- "Swayamvar"
- Ram has been working out.
        -> Sita likes this
- Ram broke Shiva's bow
        -> Sita and Janaka likes this

- Bharat is pissed that his mother and Ram banished so Bharat could be king. Bah, parents!
- Bharat joins group "Parents sometimes go crazy"

- Lakshman took the "Who has a crush on you" and got the result- "Surpanaka"
         -> Surpanaka likes this
-> Ram: Whoa!
-> Lakshman: Not cool man, not cool!

- Sita and Lakshman added the application 'Lakshmanrekha'
- Sita took the IQ test and got the result- Her IQ is 45. Can you beat her score?
- Ravana has sent a friend request to Sita
- Sita disabled the application- 'Lakshmanrekha'
- Sita accepted Ravana's friend request.
- Ravana kidnapped Sita for a dinner date. You too can find love. Click here for hot singles in your area.

- Hanuman played the game "Long jump' and scored 478,237 points. Can you beat his score?
- Sita wrote on Ram's wall > "I want you to save me, not Hanuman"
- Ravana changed his relationship status from "It's complicated" to "single"

- Ravana declared war on Ram through the 'Mob wars' application.

- Ram is king of Ayodhya
         -> Bharat, Hanuman and 4 others like this

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

It's barely 3 AM!

At the age of 10..
7 AM: Alarm rings.. I wake up..
9 PM: Good night!

At the age of 20:
7 AM: Alarm rings..
7.09 AM: Alarm rings again...
7.18 AM: Alarm rings again and again..
9 AM: Wake up
9 PM: Movie...
12 PM: import java.lang.*;
2 AM: Serious debugging, Project documentation
3 AM: Open next movie
(Don't remember when I had slept)

(Click on the image to view it clearly)

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

A random thought

Our ancestors used to say that thoughts start budding only in difficult times... I lost a game today and that's when I realized that Chess is a male chauvinistic game.
Rules of Chess say that if we attack the King of the opponent, we win. But one forgets that if their Queen is alive, she can still lead the game. Fairly speaking, it should be said that both the King and the Queen of the opponent should be captured for the opponent to win.


Monday, March 8, 2010

Celebrating womanhood

Few quotes that I've picked from some websites-

1. Being a lady is an attitude.  ~Chuck Woolery, Love Connection

2.  I’m tough, I’m ambitious, and I know exactly what I want. If that makes me a bitch, okay. ~Madonna Ciccone

3. To tell a woman everything she may not do is to tell her what she can do.  ~Spanish Proverb

4. A woman is like a tea bag.  It's only when she's in hot water that you realize how strong she is.  ~Attributed to both Eleanor Roosevelt and Carl Sandburg

5. History is herstory too.~Author unknown

Happy women's day to my mommy, sissy,  all girl friends, and those who are proud to be a woman...


Thursday, March 4, 2010


Life is a set of rooms and as we move from one room to the next, we should make sure that we shut the previous door properly.

Reference: "Cloud Nine Minus One" by Sangeetha Mall 
Note: Lines are rephrased for convenience, but ensured to convey the same.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Thoughtful message that I received today morning

Rather than blindly taking the side that shows up after tossing a coin, choose the side that your heart expects to show up while the coin is being tossed.