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Goodbye 2008 and Welcome 2009

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Year 2008 had full of surprises both good and bad, both personally and professionally. But all in all it had not been so good to me though. I bid goodbye to Year 2008 and welcome Year 2009 with new hopes in my eyes – there’s always a light at the end of tunnel.

Resolution: ‘Stay focused, and think well before acting – there’s no Undo option in life.’

Wish you all a Happy New Year 2009!!!

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January 1, 2009 at 2:42 pm

Reliving 2000 on KD’s wedding

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The train slowly cripples to a halt at Raichur station at 8:30 AM on 14th Nov. Vijay, Nitin & Shilpi, Veeresh and Gururaj got down on platform and hotfooted towards the exit to reach home at the earliest. All were in hurry to reach home and get ready and head to Shaktinagar for their dearest friend Rajeshekar aka Rajesh aka Raj aka KD wedding.

One hour before, when the Train crossed the Marichatla station, 2 Project Leads, 1 Developer and a HR (by their profession) were exercising their thought process maps to come out with a foolproof strategy. NO! they were not discussing about how to meet project deadlines, set goals for ‘At Standards’ v/s ‘Exceeds Expectations’, measuring productivity, or how to gracefully layoff a 9 year senior programmer who’s working on par with a fresh bee. The task beforehand was to reach the wedding hall before the sacred knot was tied i.e., 12:15 PM, which in consideration with their track record was an uphill task. After lot of brainstorming Veeresh (Project Lead) pursued Nitin (HR) to get his Omni ready to be used for commuting to marriage hall. While they were bargaining on the pickup time Gururaj (Developer) called up home to get his hot water bucket ready. Vijay (Team Lead) easily agreed upon to accompany Gururaj as his favorite dish Idlis were also getting ready at Gururaj’s home. Unconvinced by Veeresh and Nitin’s formulae Gururaj and Vijay decided to mange their own commute.

Gururaj and Vijay reached the marriage hall 1 hour before scheduled sacred time. Everything was going in unison; Read the rest of this entry »

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November 18, 2008 at 12:52 am

Unplanned but memorable

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Sometimes you plan certain events but they won’t give you much excitement or even may turn sour. Like  planned event unplanned events too may turn exciting, refreshing and even most memorable sometimes. One such memorable and refreshing event was International Friendship Day celebrations I’d with my small group of friends. And luck strikes again on the blissful day ‘ಕನ್ನಡ ರಾಜ್ಯೋತ್ಸವ ದಿನ’ (Nov 1 – Kannada Rajyothsava day). Nov 1st marks the beginning of ‘Kannada Rajyothsava’ and extends throughout the November month and is celebrated with much fervor and liveliness throughout Karnataka.

We didn’t had any special plans for the day but since it happened to be weekend we just planned for a movie. Again Nitin was our event-manager; he was responsible for deciding the Movie and a nearby Threate and then convey the same to everyone in the group. Since it was ‘Kannada Rajyothsava’ too nobody in the group were sure whether theatres were screening non-kannada movies. Nitin took the initiative to call the theatre and find out whether Hindi movies were played on the day. Since nobody at the theatre didn’t answer his phone call he went to sleep without informing anyone – Thanks to his acuteness 😦 And we were in illusion that he was working out the plan 🙂 Rajesh our busy body for the month (he’s getting married this 14th. You know how life will be busy during this transition period) called up to ask about the plan and was too frustrated cos our event-manager didn’t answer is phone calls 🙂 I too started calling him up and luckily his wife (Shilpi) picked my call. Gods grace things started ticking again from where they abruptly halted after his sleepy break :-0

He outlined a simple plan: Movie – Golmaal Returns, Theatre – Sagar in majestic area and Timing – 7:30 PM show. Everyone in the group were informed Read the rest of this entry »

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November 2, 2008 at 1:22 pm

One more appreciation…

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After hitting the featured list through my blogs/tags what else I could expect to come in my way beyond this. A little analysis showed that it may not be exactly the content which could be the reason to get placed on the Featured Blog but I think it may also be cos of the unique tags I’m using in my blogs.

Blog of the Day

Blog of the Day

Well thats all about the old story… So what’s new then??? Ah! getting to the higher level which I’d never imagined… Okay, Okay… to cut short the suspense… my blogging have been listed on ‘Blog of the Day’ 😉

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August 9, 2008 at 1:19 pm

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Featured Blogs ;)

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NOTE: If you are here to know about Innovative Film City, Bengaluru aka Bangalore then click here to jump to the correct post or continue reading.

Just days before I had written a blog about Innovative Film City on Bangalore-Mysore road (near Bidadi). To my surprise this blog got listed as Featured Blog under Bidadi tag, truely amazing. Unbelievable!!! I’m really stunned and very excited too… Read the rest of this entry »

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August 6, 2008 at 8:22 pm

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What I did on Friendship Day

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03 Aug 2008 – The first Sunday in the month of August and the world celebrates this day as International Friendship Day. The best way to celebrate International Friendship day is to be with your close friends and have some splendid time throughout the day.

We as a group consist of 6 guys (Madhusudhan, Nitin, Rajshekar, Veeresh, Vijay, and I) who have been very close friends since the time we’d been in college (B.E.) in Raichur, Karnataka. Of the 6, 3 (Madhu, Nitin, Veeresh) got recently married (at most of 1 year period) and coincidentally all their wives were out of town and they were all good married bachelors all these days. There were no special plans for this special day except we decided to meet at Nitin’s place a day before evening.

As decided we all gathered at Nitin’s place by 9 PM and the fun time began from there… We finished our dinner and then started talking on different topics starting from being married vs being bachelor and also things like how life changes after getting married – we’d 3 experienced masters in this area who were giving total gyan (with sarcasm) to yet to be married bachelors 😉 All this went on till late night 2 AM and later Read the rest of this entry »

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August 3, 2008 at 11:00 pm

Indian flag @ NYSE

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My apartment is situated on 45th Wall Street, very near or next to New York Stock Exchange (NYSE). I daily walk till WTC Path station to take the PATH train to NJ Office. Today, 23rd June 2008, I saw this unusual siting while walking towards the WTC station. I saw the Indian flag hoisted on NYSE. That’s really some thing which excited me.

Tricolor

Tricolor

Tricolor

Tricolor

I thought I will somehow find out why Indian flag has been hoisted today @ NYSE but I could not find anything. But I’m proud that India is making it’s mark Internationally.

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June 24, 2008 at 9:38 am

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