Friday, November 6, 2009

If I were a baby again

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Hi guys,
My virgin attempt in blog-a-ton makes my day very special and no other topic is good enough to start my post.
"If i were a baby again"- when i think about the topic makes my heart lighter and wish i were a baby again.
Whenever i see my 3 year old son running around, screaming, laughing, playing etc makes me always jealous and wish i am him.
Turning back the chronology machine as a baby i would be living life everyday as if the world is ending today and no tomorrow.
I would like to share a story to show the difference in the way of thinking - as a child and as a common man.

A professor stood before his philosophy class and had some items in front of him.
When the class began, wordlessly, he picked up a very large and empty mayonnaise jar
and proceeded to fill it with golf balls.

He then asked the students, if the jar was full.
They agreed that it was.

The professor then picked up a box of pebbles and poured them into the jar. He shook the jar lightly.
The pebbles rolled into the open Areas between the golf balls.

He then asked the students again if the jar was full. They agreed it was.

The professor next picked up a box of sand and poured it into the jar.
Of course, the sand filled up everything else.
He asked once more if the jar was full. The students responded with a unanimous 'yes.'

The professor then produced two cups of coffee from under the table and poured the entire contents into the jar, effectively filling the empty space between the sand. The students laughed.

'Now,' said the professor, as the laughter subsided,
'I want you to recognize that this jar represents your life.
The golf balls are the important things - family,
children, health, Loved ones, and Favorite passions –
Things that if everything else was lost and only they remained, Your life would still be full.

The pebbles are the other things that matter like your job, house, and car.

The sand is everything else --The small stuff.

'If you put the sand into the jar first,' He continued,
'there is no room for the pebbles or the golf balls.
The same goes for life.

If you spend all your time and energy on the small stuff,
You will never have room for the things that are important to you.


Pay attention to the things that are critical to your happiness.
Play With your children.
Take time to get medical checkups.
Take your partner out to dinner.

There will always be time to clean the house and fix the disposal.

'Take care of the golf balls first --
The things that really matter.
Set your priorities. The rest is just sand.'

One of the students raised her hand and inquired what the coffee represented.

The professor smiled.
'I'm glad you asked'.

It just goes to show you that no matter how full your life may seem,
there's always room for a couple of cups of coffee with a friend.'

If i were a kid i will be interested in nothing but golf balls but being a man i am now rather interested in only pebbles and sand.
As a fellow blog-a-tonic i wish all our community to be a baby to shower their interest in golf balls and two cups of coffee rather than pebbles and sand.
I believe everyone agrees with me and i am open to differences in my opinion.

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Saturday, October 24, 2009

Grave Desires

Hi guys,
I believe everyone had a blast on diwali and same here.
Few days back while grazing with t.v. remote and i ended up in Vijay Tv's "Nadanthathu Enna" which deals with true stories mostly happening inside Tamilnadu. I was shocked to see a mobile clipping of a priest with a woman in a room in between Pooja room and disciples area. The so called priest collects pooja materials from the disciples and does prayer to God and in between having fun with the woman. To put it aptly in tamil- "sandhulae sindhu paadikittu erunthaan" or "cycle gapplae aeroplane ottitu erunthaan" .
I was taken back and my mind was working overtime about the incident and blasting him in whatever words i could think of.
After my tempermental outburst while i was coming back to normal had a deep thought whether he is the only one to be punished for his grave desires or many. My answer is .....he is not the only one to be punished but few more left un noticed should also be included.
As men, we mostly crave for either money or women or both. When the greediness in either or both is partially fulfilled thirdly comes the urge for power.
In my story the priest craves for women. We blast him left, right and center but we forgive priests who crave for money in the name of God. Our system has changed in such a way that most of us offer money to the priest to drag his attention towards us and perform poojas in a very special way. More we offer more special treatment will be meted out.
The saddest part is they think offering money to the priest and not offering money in the hundi is like donating money to God which is not the case.
Since we all bribe(i cannot say the offering to priest is offering to God) we strongly feel that it is as normal as we bribe the officials and so its not grave desire.
Money oriented will be thinking about the money going to be offered by the disciple and women oriented will be thinking about what the waiting woman going to offer.
In either of these they are not true to their job.
Our mindset accepts money part but yet to come in terms with woman part of it. Maybe few years down the lane who knows we even think latter is also normal.
I am not here to support my story's hero but wondering the impact of commercialization even to the nucleus level ie.God.
Punish my Hero but also do not forget to punish the money fetish priests bar religion b'coz i feel both are equally grave desires.
The hero of the story was caught when he tried to make all his casanova adventures from his mobile into a c.d. maybe for his future reference or his memory card was overloaded.
I am waiting for your valuable inputs on my way of thinking.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Tags - More secrets disclosed

hi guys,

Bharathi has tagged me for a nice one and i felt like i would answer them a bit honestly.....

TAG #01 : Innocent… or Guilty?

RULE 1- You can only say Guilty or Innocent. (Even I feel like braking the rules to atleast some of them which I would like to share)

RULE 2- Copy and paste this into your notes , delete my answers, type in your answers and tag to your friends to answer this.guilty

  1. Asked someone to marry you? Innocent
  2. Ever kissed someone of the same sex? Guilty(Many times many frenz during college)
  3. Danced on a table in a bar? Innocent.
  4. Ever told a lie? Guilty.
  5. Had feelings for someone whom you can’t have back? Guilty.
  6. Kissed a picture? Guilty(who would not whn u have pam and rai poster in ur room)
  7. Slept in until 5 PM? Innocent
  8. Fallen asleep at work/school? Guilty (Many a times in college and even got caught)
  9. Held a snake? Guilty (A giant python once in Singapore zoo).
  10. Been suspended from school? Innocent.
  11. Worked at a fast food restaurant? Innocent.
  12. Stolen from a store? Innocent .
  13. Been fired from a job? Innocent.
  14. Done something you regret? Guilty.(Many times)
  15. Laughed until something you were drinking came out your nose? Guilty.
  16. Caught a snowflake on your tongue? Innocent.
  17. Kissed in the rain? Innocent.
  18. Sat on a roof top? Guilty.
  19. Kissed someone you shouldn’t? Innocent
  20. Sang in the shower? Guilty. (Made my frenz and my wife run many a times coz they think I have a metallic voice but I feel the contrary)
  21. Been pushed into a pool with all your clothes on? Guilty.
  22. Shaved your head? Guilty.
  23. Had a boxing membership? Innocent.
  24. Made a girlfriend cry? Guilty
  25. Been in a band? Innocent
  26. Shot a gun? Innocent
  27. Donated Blood? Guilty.
  28. Eaten alligator meat? Innocent
  29. Eaten cheesecake? Guilty.
  30. Still love someone you shouldn’t? Innocent
  31. Have/had a tattoo? Innocent.
  32. Liked someone, but will never tell who? Guilty.
  33. Been too honest? Guilty.
  34. Ruined a surprise? Innocent.
  35. Ate in a restaurant and got really bloated that you couldn’t walk afterwards?Guilty (Near Chidambaram we do have a hotel in puthur which serves good chicken,fish and prawns eating which we even vomited a layer…… yummy u cant resist eating)
  36. Erased someone in your friends list? Guilty.
  37. Dressed in a woman’s clothes (if you’re a guy) or man’s clothes (if you’re a girl)? Guilty (in our college festival as a female monkey for addra rama…)
  38. Joined a pageant? Innocent.
  39. Been told that you’re handsome or beautiful by someone who totally meant what they said? Guilty.
  40. Had communication with your ex? Innocent.
  41. Got totally drunk on the night before exam? Innocent.
  42. Got totally angry that you cried so hard? Innocent.

Guilty for 21/42

TAG #02 : How DUMB are you?
The more [x]’ s the “dumber” you are.


[] Gum has fallen out of your mouth when you were talking (But I swallowed it once)
[] Gum has fallen out of your mouth when you were NOT talking
[x] You have ran into a glass/screen door- aftr getting drunk
[x] You have jumped out of a moving vehicle
[x] You have thought of something funny while walking by yourself
[x] Laughed, then watched people give you weird looks
[x] You have run into a tree/bush.
[] You know that it IS possible to lick your elbow
[] You have tried to lick your elbow… a few times
[x] You never knew that the Alphabet and Twinkle Twinkle Little star have the same rhythm.
[x] You just tried to sing them.

So far: 7

[] You have tripped on your shoelace and fallen.
[] You have choked on your own spit .
[] You have seen the Matrix and still don’t get it.
[] You’ve never seen the Matrix.
[] You type only with two fingers.
[] You have accidentally caught something on fire
[] You tried to drink out of a straw, but it went into your nose/eyes.
[x] You have caught yourself drooling.
[x] You have fallen asleep in class and fell outta your chair

[x] Sometimes you just stop thinking
[x] You are telling a story and forget what you were talking about
[] People often shake their heads and walk away from you
[] You are often told to use your “inside voice”.
[] You use your fingers to do simple math
[x] You have eaten a bug
[x] You are taking this test when you should be doing something more important
[] You have put your clothes on backwards or inside out, and didn’t realize it
[x] You’ve looked all over for something and realized it was in your hand.
[x] You have ran around naked in your house.

So far: 15

[] You repost bulletins because you are scared that what they say will happen to you if you don’t.
[] You break a lot of things.
[] Your friends know not to use big words around you.
[] You tilt your head when you’re confused
[] You have fallen out of your chair before
[] When you’re lying in bed, you try to find pictures in the texture of the ceiling or wall
[] The word “ummmmm” is used many times a day.

It comes to 15 out of 37 meaning that i am nearly 50%dumb.


Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Healthy Recipes

Hi Bloggers,
We blog to share our opinions, fight for a cause, express our anger, our likes and dislikes and so on......
In this blog i am getting a little away from those topics and put across some useful tips to stay healthy and beat stress. This is a selfish blog because i want to keep a note of the tips for myself for future reference as i am very poor in treasuring the articles safely.
Foremost of a healthy living is reducing stress. Adding ginger in our food keeps our mood high through the day and apricots fights headache due to stress. On top of all these being positive, enjoying recreation and meditation serves as better medication.
Junk foods - order of the day in modern world. Oats, oatmeal fights bad cholesterol together with brown rice, green tea and coriander.
Eating apples and garlic will help smokers and city dwellers fight respiratory diseases and power up the lungs.
Sharpening our memory by having fish and flaxseeds regularly.
Olive oil and almonds reduces age related brain disorders.
The more we munch about democracy and politics more chances of blood pressure. So munch about politics and democracy with banana, coconut water and orange juice as these will negate hypertension.
We cannot stop going to fancy restaurants or road shops to have yummy food but Cranberry juice, guava and coriander leaves will take care of our digestive system.
Grapes, wine, lychees, green tea and amla will take care of our fragile heart and help us to enter politics even at 70 and be a C.M or P.M. of our choice.
Yogurts reduces tummy and fight for 6 packs.
We cannot stop staring at the computer for hours together waiting for comments but boiled tomatoes, egg yolk and raspberry reduces eye diseases and help us stare more.
For our older generations mushrooms, papaya and pomegranates to reduce risk of cancer and spinach to prevent knee problems.
I have come to an end of recipes for healthy life and happy blogging.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Bane of our System

Hi guys,
On looking at my previous posts i sound more angry towards our people but i am not able to conceal my emotions time and again.
Here is another one of the same intensity but to a very large proportion.......the thekkady tragedy...
Thekkady is one among the prime tourist destination in Kerala with backwaters like munnar and kumarakom.
A lovely place with backwaters surrounded by coconut trees and tree branches popping out of water makes it look amazingly beautiful. This thekkady in Gods own country has become the yamadharmaraja (God of Death) of 45 people and still counting.
A ferry carrying around 85 people capsized in the middle of water among which 25 escaped, 45 drowned and others still missing.......The reason given by the government states that the boat capsized as all the people went to one side of the boat to have a glimpse of an elephant in the forest.
On interrogation, the boat driver revealed that he did not have experience in handling fibre boat and he was an amateur.
Is this shame on thekkady tourist authorities or our government negligence?????
We cannot blame our government as a whole for tsunami deaths or unlikely floods and famine but thekkady tragedy....purely our government system failure.
Are we taking any preventive measures like
mandatory use of life saving jackets for tourists during boat
Maintenance and servicing of boats
Only experienced drivers for the
Or else are we prepared for this kind of situation like experienced swimmers for the safety of tourists or guards stationed at regular distance to attend critical situations, the answer is again no.
The saddest part of them all is a photo in a newspaper of a boat in cochin plying tourists without jackets for safety after thekkady tragedy is really hard to digest and feel angry over our system.
When we possess zero risk management procedures, how can we boast as Incredible India!!!!!!!
I am eager to contribute for change in our system and raise my voice without any second thought that i am Proud to be an Indian.
Please give me your feedback to enlighten our society and lead India to incredible heights.

Friday, September 11, 2009

The Rumor Bomb

Hey guys,
Today i feel totally devastated on hearing the news of stampede which plucked 5 innocent lives in Delhi high school.
The devastation is more since it is caused due to rumour bomb.I am not able to understand why all these unnecessary hoax originate without even thinking of the consequences.
I am here to share such an incident happened in Tamilnadu and its after effects.
It was a sunny sunday afternoon and waiting for my 2 year old boy to get up from his sleep to immunise him againt polio. Yes that was Polio day in both Tamilnadu and Karnataka.
After making sure that there in no long standing queue in the polio booth my wife and mother took him for polio vaccine.
Within 10 minutes of their exit my father called me to tell me a horrifying news that 3 children died in another polio booth in our city due to the vaccine. I immediately rushed to our booth to stop them from administering but it was too late as i could see my son gulping chocolates at the nearby store. I was shell shocked and not able to react. When i switched on my idiot box one tamil news channel was flashing this many dead in these districts and so on.
I then called my friend who is a paediatrician and was enquiring about the side effects or symptoms of vaccine failure and i passed on the message to my wife. He asked me to keep my kid under observation for 4 hours.
As a father and husband not able to show my stress rushed out of my home to a nearby hospital to see whats going on. Adding fuel to fire whoever i met, where telling me stories of this many death here, there and everywhere. Hospitals were overflowing with most of the parents with their kid a state very hard to explain.
Those four hours of observation on my kid for any signs or symptoms as a father has no words.
The next day it was claimed as hoax to the relief of all.
The next dose of polio drops which was just few weeks away had very few takers as a result of the previous shock caused by the rumour.
In Psychology of Rumor, Gordon Allport and Joseph Postman concluded that, "as rumor travels it [...] grows shorter, more concise, more easily grasped and told."
The animals(it is insulting animals though) who are involved in these kind of rumors should be ordered capital punishment and it should echo in each and everyone's ears before trying to utter any of these kind.
This rumour bomb punishment should also include the politicians who give promises during election and treat it as words written in running water.
Its high time for the younger generation to break the shackles and make a hybrid society devoid of polluting agents in all forms.

Friday, September 4, 2009

A Man's Perception

In this blog i would like to share about our basic human psychology.
Yesterday as people say it is a black day b'cos of the tragic death of Andhra C.M. Y.S.Rajasekara Reddy.
I am not very good in politics (maybe little knowledge about Tamilnadu politics) but implying from all news channel and interviews he is supposed to be stalwart both in A.P. and Indian politics. Going by history right from his padayatra in 2004 till date supposed to a very good administrator and leader of the masses.
After going thru all the news a thing struck me about our human psychology and i could recall some of it which i studied during my post grad days. It goes like humans have the tendency to think themselves as unique and also they have a feeling that something happening normally will not affect them.
This instinct in every individual's mind is the one which made us evolve from stone age to the modern techie age.
This Beautiful mind has produced many Ramanujams, Einsteins, Gandhis and so on.....
But i am not here to talk about the boon but the bane of this thinking.
Here are some examples which many commonly follow...
Census says most accidental deaths caused due to head injury but we do not wear helmet or seat belt while driving.
Especially while driving we hardly keep our mobile phone down as we always feel thats the only time to catch up in business or with friends.
Saturday nights- our rule is to drink and drive which also leads to numerous accidents.
Do we spare a thought about Smoking and drinking which are injurious to health?
We do not like to wear a protective gear while travelling to swine flu affected areas.
We never head to things which our elder advises right from our childhood to what our government imposes when we are adult......but our perception is what we think is ONLY correct.
My reason for this blog is if Y.S.R headed to the advise of his colleagues not to travel due to bad weather conditions and postpone his trip this catastrophy would have been averted and his legacy would have continued for the welfare of the people.
It is left upto us to go by our mind and decide which road to take.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

A Tree Story.....

Hi guys after much of thinking and pondering about am i ready for this, I am making my virgin attempt to step into the world of blogging.
I would like to convey my regards to bharathi who instilled confidence to write my own blog.

I want to be a tree and putforth some questions to us(humankind).....
As a

I form a very important form of your eco system and help you in many ways.
You have destroyed most of my mates for your own inhabitation and now after years of destruction you guys have woke up to new ideas but with flaws......
You come up with an extarordinary idea of "
one family one tree" but.....does your electricity board allow me to grow......the answer is no.....the people from e.b. not even with a slightest of hesitation chop me off much more than necessary. Why not your government educate them to know my value and cut the needed parts for post erection or whatever.

If a political party want to show their untowardness they chop off even 60-70 years old trees to show their regret......are you guys being kind enough to even think a second about what you are doing......the answer is big nooooo.

Again to instill confidence on your own humble voters and to be on news you plant samplings which within a week dies b'cos of zero maintenance......Voters wake up dont get wooed by your own political party.....

People in Tamilnadu and karnataka boast of beautiful 4 lane, 6 lane, carpet road and so on but my brothers in Kerala living a peaceful life but people in t.n and karnataka say b'cos of communism etc they are not developed. No wonder I am jealous about my Brothers living in
Gods Own Country.

You humans emit CO2 in all forms but not enough of me left to breathe all CO2 and reciprocate with O2 for your own living resulting in all forms of allergy right from kids to elders.
Why not you people wake up and let me grow as I help in all sorts of way for the soon to be "Endangered Human species".
To add some spice i am the one who instilled Newton his THIRD LAW, given Buddha KNOWLEDGE and so on........
The END.
Guys I have posted this post as my heart is feeling very heavy coz my 14 year old neem tree and mayflower tree are to be partially chopped off to erect electric post for supplying current to the adjacent houses and i feel like these questions were raised to me from my own trees...........
I feel sad for my son as he feeds crows every day which sits on both neem tree and mayflower tree which are to be chopped off for want of electricity.
But i have a lovely wife who did plant lots of trees inside our home which evoked my inner self to love them seeing them grow, bear fruits....I am even happy that
squirells are not letting us to taste even one of our hybrid pomegranates!!!!!!!!!!

Hope the system changes and give new lease of life atleast to the existing trees in the World.
Let the trees do selfless service to 100%selfish human species.