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Tuesday, August 29, 2006

From my corporate intranet blog...

Girls...
8/25/06 05:03 pm
Having just taken membership of the ECC, me and another girl are discussing what all things we will do in the coming days. The topic comes to the swimming pool.The girl asks... "siddharth ek baat bata, yeh swimming pool ke 'girls-timings' aur 'boys-timing' kya-kya hain".
Girls...again
8/25/06 02:07 pm
One of my batchmates calls me on my landline, at my hostel room and asks, ..."siddharth, kahan hai tu abhi...????" To answer eiffel tower or red fort, i was not sure.

Just heard in Food Court 1...
8/23/06 02:46 pm
Two guys and one girl, walking in front of us, on way to FC1, are talking about the great company they have just joined. One of the two guys says:"Mujhse data toh feed hota nahin, data structure kaise feed honge".

Infy mein light nahi...
8/21/06 09:53 am
40 seconds, was all we were told, took the backup to get started when lights went out. Well, after the 'light going n light coming back' all through the evening at Mysore DC, I have serious reservations now against the famous 'Infosys Predictability'.;-)

Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Copy Cat Part 3...The Best Of Company Intranet Humor

A sign of the changing times.
Sholay.Mausi scene.Take 2.

Amitabh: Mausi ladka infosys main kaam karta hai.
Mausi: Hai ram.
Amitabh: Aajkal allocated hai.
Mausi: toh kya unallocated bhi rahta hai.
Amitabh:Ab 1 ki rating waalon ka allocation itni se asaani se kahaanhota hai.
Mausi: To kya 1 ki rating bhi aati hai uski.
Amitabh: PL se ladai karne ke baad 5 li rating to nahin na milti hai mausi.
Mausi: To kya ladaku bhi hai.
Amitabh: Ab onsite jane ko na mille to ho jaati kabhi kabhi anban.
Mausi: To kya onsite bhi nahin gayaa abhi tak.
Amitabh: Ab civil engineers ka Visa itni jaldi kahaan lagta hai mausi.
Mausi: To kya ladka civil engineer hai.
Mausi: Kaunse college se kiya.
Amitabh: Uska pataa lagte hi hum aapko khabar kar denge.
Amitabh: To kya main rishta pakka samjhun mausi.
Mausi: Bhale hi hamaari ladki call center wale se shaadi kar le par infosyswaale se shadi nahin karegi.......

About me section of a software engineer :

About me : I think I am changing the world, but I am not. I think I am contributing to the Indian economy, but I guess I am not. I think I love my work, but I do not. I think I hate all people who made me earn my engineering degree, and I do. I think I am living, but and most importantly, I am LOOKING for someone!! Ok...I won't be funny anymore. I am a cool guy with a zeal to enjoy life (If you know me--> "Just stop laughing!!")
Relationship status : what?
Birthday : The day my PL is about to fire me.
Age : 10111
Here for: web browsing in company hours.
Children : can't be (hey, don't get me wrong here!!)
Ethnicity : Programmer.
Languages I speak : Java, C/C++, 010101110101
Religion: I get holidays on all religious festivals, so I love all religions.
Political view : the guy sitting beside me is a pig!!
Humor : weekly.
Fashion: Ask my company HR. Btw, I like jeans, t-shirt and a cross-bag.
Smoking: The second greatest pleasure on the earth.
Drinking : The first is this.
Pets: Yeah, my PL looks like a dog.
Living: Cummon, this is a stupid one. How can this be asked to a software engineer? Believe me, I am living!!
Hometown : My company (Oh God! Please bring my appraiser to this page)
Webpage: http://naukri.com , http://jobsahead.com Isnt it Ultimate???
Passions: searching for the cheapest pub around, cursing my company, looking for other company, remembering my good old college days, worrying about my future.
Sports: quake, CS (Counter Strike), computer chess.
Activities: Are you crazy?
Books: "How to lose weight in 20 days?", "How to live a happy life?", "101 ways to attract a girl", "Java Unleashed", "C++ at your footsteps", Others censored.
Music: Metallica, Pink Floyd, Nirvana, ACDC, and anything depressing.
Tv shows : can't afford one.
Cuisines : Bread Butter, Maggi, anything available within 200 meteres of Home.

check out...
Copy Cat part2
and also,
Copy Cat part1

Sunday, August 20, 2006

Thoughts on love...Part2

For all that I talk about love, or the message about love that my poems might convey,I do not believe in true love. From a purely practical perspective, what is love but hormones at work, from a psychological perspective, what is love but an attraction, a phase everyone goes through. Maybe its a name we give for a basic need, a need for companionship, the need to be with someone. So what we believe to be love is but all these wordily things, misinterpreted as something divine?Or is it?

These questions have no definitive answers. No answer that would be just right. Similar is the dilemma regarding a bigger issue , the question about the existence of a supreme being, or God.
Despite all the scientific logic and rationale, whenever we are in the slightest trouble, what is the first thing that comes to our mind?Yes, its God.

Its this belief that helps millions carry on with their lives, in the hope that their is a higher being, a being who would guide them through their struggles, a being whose presence reinforces the fact that good would ultimately lead to good, a being whose presence makes us think twice before committing anything wrong. So, if a belief does so much good, does it matter whether it actually exists or not?

Similar is the case with love. True love, as a pristine concept may not exist. But if a belief helps
people make better individuals out of themselves, gives them the hope to live, gives them something to look forward to, then like God, does it really matter if it exists or not?
It does exist. It has to exist.

check out...
Thoughts on love Part 1
Random Thoughts Part 2

1. The realization...

Kathai Aankhon Wali Ik Ladki,
Ek Hee Baat Par Bighadati Hai,
Tum Mujhe Kyun Nahin Mile Pehle,
Roz Keh Kar Mujhe Ladti Hai,
Kathai Aankhon Wali Ik Ladki.

2. The feeling...

You're on the road
But you've got no destination
You're in the mud
In the maze of her imagination

You love this town
Even if that doesn't ring true
You've been all over
And it's been all over you

It's a beautiful day
Don't let it get away
It's a beautiful day

Touch me
Take me to that other place
Reach me
I know I'm not a hopeless case

What you don't have you don't need it now
What you don't know you can feel it somehow
What you don't have you don't need it now
Don't need it now
Was a beautiful day ...

3. And finally...the classic...

Main zindagi ka saath nibhata chala gaya
har fikr ko dhuye mein udata chala gaya

barbadiyon ka sog manana fizool tha
barbadiyon ka jashn manata chala gaya
jo mil gaya usi ko muqaddar samajh liya
jo kho gaya main usko bhulata chala gaya

gham aur khushi mein fark na mehsoos ho jahaan
main dil uss makaam pe lata chala gaya...

check out...
Random Thoughts Part1

Wednesday, August 09, 2006

For my sis...Part2

Somethings we just love to hate. Love to fight with. Love to tease. But still cant seem to live without the same very things. My friend Shishir calls them the 'Reincarnation of Evil' . I too have a similar 'Reincarnation of Evil' in my life. It is none other than my sister. My sis, about whom I wrote so much in an earlier post.

It was from her that I got my first rakhi today, along with a nice letter. A letter, which had among other things, a request that I get the rakhi tied from one of the prettiest girls in the class.Well, the request, sadly has been fulfilled.

Finally, signing out with a big thank you to all of my sisters. Hope you all stay happy forever. And to the 'Reincarnation of Evil', in my life, well sis,watch out...I'll see you very soon in Delhi.
with love,
cheeku.
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Thursday, August 03, 2006

Six Gems...songs that touched me...

1)Tumse Milke...Soul stirring music, great lyrics, Anil Kapoor and Madhuri...burning up the screen. What more can you ask for? A very touching and romantic song from parinda.
The lyrics echo the feelings...

"Maine kiya hai raat din, bas tera he intezar,
tere bina aata nahi, ek pal mujhe ab aaram,
apna yeh vada raha, tumse na honge judaa."

2) Aata Jaate: So what if the music is a straight lift from "I just called to say...". The lyrics and the amazing vocals make it a song to hum and remember. The songs from maine pyar kiya and the way it captures all the emotions involved in the realization of being in love, is just outstanding.

Ofcourse, ..."yahi sach hai, shayad...maine pyar kiya".

3)Tujhe Dekha: SRK, Kajol, DDLJ...need it say more??? Yes,
'Pyar hota hai deewana sanam, ab yahan se kahan jaaye hum, tere baahon mein mar jaaen hum."
Perfect chemistry, perfect song. A song which set the mood for an entire generation. Or in other words...genre defining.

4)Are Re Are: This song from DTPH, is my personal favorite. All emotions of love packaged into one smashing song. Very touching and very very romantic.

5)Lukha Chupi...Well this song from Rang De Basanti, almost made me cry, that too at a movie hall. The pain of a mother for the loss of her son in an accident, the reply by the son that where ever he is, he is fine right now, and the backdrop of the body of the son being cremated with full military honors, could have melted any stone heart. Wonderfully expressed by Prasoon Joshi. Great music, great picturization.

Well, ...."Kaise mein tujhko bataun maa, kahan hun mein,
yahan udne ko mere khula aasama hai."

6) Tujhe Yaad Na Meri Aaye...
Movie: Kuch Kuch Hota Hai.
Scene:
1)SRK proposing to kajol.
2)Kajol going to the heights of happiness.
3)Kajol realizing that, it is a mock proposal and that SRK is actually just practicing for the actual proposal to Rani.
4)Kajol going to the depths of pain and despair.
5)The rains coming and Kajol crying.
6)Rains hiding Kajols tears, and Kajol smiling to SRK, so that he doesn get to know.

What a backdrop. What a song. What a movie.

Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Infosys Mysore First Salary...

First Salary...

Well, the first salary for many of us, is the culmination of what all we looked forward to at school and college. A day comparable to any other, a day which everyone will remember throughout their lives. A day which, as they say...will go down memories lane.

Yes, we all at Mysore got our first salaries last week. Coming just on the eve of the weekend of the great 25th year celebrations of the company added to the excitement. First salaries, being such an important thing in everyone's life, had everyone making up plans for what they indented to do with them. From the amusing to the bizarre, the plans were varied and great to listen to. From the guys who wanted to splurge most of it on day 1 itself, to the girl who rather innocently said that, she was waiting for the salary day, because she wanted to buy all the cool cosmetics her room mate used, to the guy who wouldn't touch the salary, till he made an offering at the temple(after the drinks, of course) and also to the guy who is gifting his parents a car on their 25th anniversary, by offering to pay all the monthly installments of the car, from his own salary. Well we had them all. As for me and another girl in class, the money can go only one place...and thats home. That cool i-pod can wait.