Sunday, August 10, 2008


This is the story about two great friends. The first was HAPPY, the other was LUCKY. Both of them were lived on the same block. One day, LUCKY bumped into HAPPY round the corner of their street. LUCKY said, "Hi!! I'm LUCKY!!", HAPPY said, "Sure, you are!!".

LUCKY : You must be HAPPY??
HAPPY : You bet, I am!!!
LUCKY : I'm happy to meet you!!!
HAPPY : Hey, I'm lucky too!!!

And this is how they started out as friends. Both of them went to the same school, and went on to go to the same college. Both of them graduated out of college. LUCKY was always happy because he was lucky. HAPPY was occasionally lucky, but always happy. One day, both of them bumped into a new guy on their block.

LUCKY said : Hi!! I'm LUCKY!! We live on the same block. Welcome aboard!! What's your name btw??
He replied : Huh!! Hmm.. Yeah.. My name is SAD.
HAPPY said : Hi!! I'm LUCKY's friend HAPPY!!
SAD said : But I'm still SAD!!!

And so, they were three friends now. HAPPY, LUCKY and SAD. A weird coincidence, but, all the three got into the same company and all three had similar jobs. They started out fine. HAPPY and LUCKY felt happy and lucky to have that job and worked hard. But SAD thought he deserved better than that and was unhappy and felt unlucky.

An year passed by. LUCKY got four promotions for his work and was happy. HAPPY got three and felt lucky. But SAD remained without any promotions. This made him sadder. The sadness only went on to get him to lose even the job he thought he was too good for. He broke up with HAPPY and LUCKY. He went places, only to be saddened further to know that there weren't any jobs for him. He got into a depression and one day, slit his throat. That's not the end!!! He was sad he did that, and tried to stitch it back together and died a sad death while doing so.

On the other hand, HAPPY and LUCKY, kept getting happier and luckier. Got married, had children and lived happily ever after. And that's the story about the two friends, HAPPY and LUCKY. Lucky them!!!

So, who's your HAPPY / LUCKY?? Is your SAD dead yet?? I wish you all a happy journey during your ride through my questions and life that'll follow. And may your luck come along...

P.S. I'm sure 2 out of three would say, "PK is HAPPY (HAPPY aipoyaadu!!!)" after reading this. And yes, I am!!! I'm a happy man who's just getting luckier by the day!!!

Friday, August 8, 2008


Nations are many, religions even more. Castes, colors and a lot more. But all come together, against each other, for one event, with an undying and ever growing spirit to conquer the rest of the world. Our very rich and most ancient culture of the Olympic Games.

Years of strict training, 365 days of continuous improvements, umpteen number of attempts to be better then the best, and to be ahead of the rest... All comes down to this one platform, laurels to the player, pride of their nations. The feeling is just Euphoric!!!

Here's one more event, the Beijing 2008 Olympics, truly one of the largest events ever seen in the history of The Olympics. And all we can hope for is, "May the best man/woman win." No matter the country, state, age... The result is going to be fair. And in this fair race, all I am hoping for is for our Indian Contingent to give their fair best performances. And the rest will be unveiled in the time to come.

And on a more personal note, I'm looking forward to Michael Phelps getting his seven Golden eggs and a lot more!!! After all, not all men are as dominant as he is when it comes to Aquatics at least.

Monday, August 4, 2008


Aaj to humne iski utaar di hai!!! Been waiting for too long for this to happen!! And finally, today was Showtime. All the big players screwed him, popularly known as, LEFT, RIGHT, CENTER!!!

And this post is a tribute to that episode which all of us created. Sharath, I'm glad you started while I was lost in my dream world!!! Hasan, you were his EVIL SATAN for the 2 minutes you spoke. He'll pray to you for the rest of his life. Phani, Kumar and Arun added more fuel to the fire. I felt bored, so I got up and gave my share up his A*#!! All in all, its a day that'll last in my memories for decades to come...

And finally, one word of advice to my class. CSE-A, ROCK ON.....!!!!

Saturday, August 2, 2008

Techno Talk - NOKIA 888

Like PG Wodehouse says,
"IT IS NEVER THAT THE ORDINARY MAN, STUNNED BY SOME REVELATION OF GENIUS, IS ABLE TO FIND WORDS WITH WHICH TO EXPRESS HIS EMOTION. When Alexander Graham Bell, meeting a friend one morning in the year 1876, said, 'Oh, hullo, George, heard the latest? I invented the telephone yesterday', it is probable that the friend merely shuffled his feet in silence."

It is the same with me now. But, I'll try and get myself to say very little!!!...


Heard of this worm first when my friend Arun was talking about it. Thought it would be just another slim phone. But when I looked for it, I kept looking for the phone, only failing to find it. Well, not really!!! Only to realize that what I was looking at was THE PHONE!!! Read about it for yourself... Click here

Now I'm completely prepared. I can see them show me a crumpled piece of tissue and say, here you go Sir, that's our Latest Phone for you. And I know I wouldn't start by picking it up and cleaning my nose!!!