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A Day set aside

have never ever come to terms with seting aside a day to celebrate things in your life other than some festivals or your birthday.The word women , to me at-least , means warmth – a mother’s , a sister’s , a lover’s LOVE. Why do you need just a single day to recognize it and celebrate it? – I know the counter-arguments to it – ” Like we do celebrate or recognize even if the day is set aside for it “.Still , look around and pass a smile if you can’t really go verbal about it.

Happy Women’s day

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It’s been a while i have written something over this space. Not that I didn’t get any time for it. Just being plain lazy.Life remains monotonous other than for a few moments where you are elated or dismayed due to a reason or another.

  • Tried Lubuntu-desktop over the gnome installation and found it to be faster as they say . Xubuntu sucks to be honest. Too many of *buntu’s to choose from.
  • Removed Windows for good after some thought. Yes , I do have the privilege of 7 running in another machine which is used only for syncing my Iphone and running that wretched software of Apple’s called iTunes.
  • Valentine’s day is over and our old friend Muthalik was back making special appearance at some places. My question towards both the lovers and Muthalik – Why one day ? 😉
  • My i(Phone & Pod) are getting fast filled with high quality podcasts than songs.If you see me laughing over nothing with the earphones plugged in – be sure I am listening to Fab & Dan. They are Effing Awesome.
  • Downloading a lot of free songs from Jamendo these days as the quality of songs has been on the higher side . If you love the service , do drop a dime – Though they aren’t pleading for donation ( even when they need it – seems stupid )
  • Hathway seems to have decided not to restore ESPN & Star Sports to their channel list .They will have some angry customers. I have been knocking the door ( well, breaking would be the apt word ) of the local Hathway customer service and they are blurting one thing only – ” One more week sir. Committe meeting . New Packages – Surely sports channel included “. Guess I need another service.
  • Standing at a total weight loss of 32.5 kg after an year ( not the best ones if you ask me ).
  • iPad – Why Jobs? Why ?
  • Pros of taking a call which you know is from a customer care number – Airtel upped my broadband speed to 1Mbps for an added 100Rs into my account .I don’t see the catch till now.

Till now

Been like what — half an year now sine i came here 😉 ..

Well ..I dunno how to start again and so thinks its better as if i have been writing even yesterday and that I am just continuing like another twitter post !.. God ..So many people have joined twitter .. and some blame it for not allowing more than 140 chars ..

1.Most of Indian techno crowd don’t see a difference between a netbook and a notebook/laptop for that matter. And many a firms are exploiting it .
2.The new rule from RBI landed me in trouble when i booked a ticket online in PVR . The way the booking works in PVR , you are required to swipe the card to get the tickets booked against the card . I was sure something ugly is going to happen. As i expected , “ No Bookings found for this card “ . Approached the PVR admin there – Alan ( I suppose ) — and he was quick to admit the flaw and said they are looking into it. And thanked for pointing it out when he understood the situation . Lesson learnt : Book using your debit card / if you have to use your CC , be sure to reach the cinemas atleast 30 mins before so you can avoid the hassle 😉
3.Left Orkut !
4.Been using twitter client on Iphone ( Twitterific) for nearly a year now. And the last few months saw a huge shift of number into twitter among the faces i recognize through internet.
5.The Iphone is still alive though i still wonder how much more it can take in my hands
6.Been getting marriage invitations like pamphlets for that new restaurant which opened near your house. Having said that , any one staying near to HAL , there is an Onam special festival in Malgudi till Sept 6th
7.Terry & Lamp gave a scare nearing the start of the season. The new formation is a bit confusing to all , as the pundits say . Saw a screamer of a goal from the Cote’ De Ivoire Captain against Hull ( was it Hull ? ) at the 92nd min
8.The giants from Anfield have already lost two !.. What the heck
9.Alienware starts @ 1.49 lacs ( my b’day is nearing . Any one wanna present ? )
10.Running only Ubuntu now. The only problem is with importing songs to my Iphone. Using sis’s lappie for it 😦 .

an effort to see something different -which failed

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Blues :(

Lost hope (.)

Count Your Blessings

It’s a daily routine for us couple of friends to have a cuppa around 11:30 everyday and today was no different. Me and Anil were contemplating on our fate and the way we were getting paid and similar stuff. We certainly did a round of blame on all our supervisors and managers and the others in the heirarchy in the organization. ” Oye , Wo rassi dekhna thoda ” . The voice was a bit bleak and only then we realised that we were standing on a piece of rope which was heading out into the air , towards the outside portion of the building. What could this be now ?.

After a few minutes there emerges a hand followed by a lean body with a shirt which was literally torn and had paint all over it. The condition of his trousers were no less pathetic. We understood his name was Ram as he was being called so by his friend who was helping him with the rope. He gets off the slightly projected portion of the building and stands there for a sec or two , basking the glory of the sun above him though the cold breezes surely hit his diminuitive figure. He is one step away from falling into the ground. As we stare at him with amazement he smiles at us and moves on to untie the rope that was held on to a metal pipe- his only resort to safety.

Its 2:30 pm and we had our lunch and we went to the same place where we could easily see half of bangalore as if we watching some business presentations – bar graphs and similar sort. 😉 . A voice calls out . A voice that’s familiar and we look around and we see the rope lying a bit away from where it was earlier. He has moved on to the next portion of the building.In that situation , thinking of that kid in the blazing sun with a small rope as his safety measure was too much for both of us. And we feel we are in a fix while sitting in that chair of ours discussing about new policies or new trackers we need to fill . I started feel these words echoing ” Count your blessings “.

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Raining Goals

Liverpool held by Hull in a heck of a match where both teams attacked so much that it was a pleasure to watch . And Sunderland after the exit of Roby Keane , WINS ; that too 4 -0 . Arsenal held by midd’ough

Results :

Middlesbrough 1 – 1 Arsenal
Aston Villa 4 – 2 Bolton
Wigan 3 – 0 Blackburn
Sunderland 4 – 0 West Brom
Stoke 0 – 0 Fulham
Man City 0 – 1 Everton
Liverpool 2 – 2 Hull

Pretty 🙂 ..Blues need a win to get on top

Update : Manchester United fails to Score against Spurs 🙂 .. 0-0 ..Blues ..we need a win ‘morrow

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’nuff said .

Hope Vodafone decides to provide it too .

Sir Bobby Robson for you..

With all due respects to him ..

“When he was dribbling, he used to go through a minefield with his arm, a bit like you go through a supermarket.” Bobby Robson, on Paul Gascoigne

“Their football was exceptionally good – and they played some good football.” Bobby Robson

“Well, we got nine and you can’t score more than that.” Bobby Robson

“Maybe not goodbye, but farewell…” Bobby Robson

“Home advantage gives you an advantage.” Bobby Robson

“Eighteen months ago they (Sweden) were arguably one of the best three teams in Europe, and that would include Germany, Holland, Russia and anybody else if you like.” Bobby Robson

“Players only understand substitutions when they become managers.” Bobby Robson

“They can’t change any of their players, but they have changed one of their players and that’s the coach.” Bobby Robson

“They’ve probably played better than they’ve ever done for a few weeks.” Bobby Robson

“Gary Speed has never played better, never looked fitter, never been older.” Bobby Robson

“Where do you get an experienced player like him with a left foot and a head?” Bobby Robson

“In a year’s time, he’s a year older.” Bobby Robson

“Some of the goals were good, some of the goals were sceptical.” Bobby Robson

“Anything from 1-0 to 2-0 would be a nice result.” Bobby Robson

“The margin is very marginal.” Bobby Robson

“We’ve got nothing to lose, and there’s no point losing this game.” Bobby Robson

“I thought that individually and as a pair, they’d do better together.” Bobby Robson

“Everyone’s got tough games coming up. Manchester United have got Arsenal, Arsenal have got Manchester United and Leeds have got Leeds.” Bobby Robson

“We don’t have to play them every week, although we do play them next week.” Bobby Robson

“Until we’re out of the Champions’ League we’re still in it.” Bobby Robson

“I said to the lads at halftime, I said, there was nothing to say.” Bobby Robson

“Practice makes permanent.” Bobby Robson
“We’ve got great speed in the team, not just Gary Speed, but great speed!” Bobby Robson

“Now we’ve got Southgate…” Bobby Robson, on signing Jonathan Woodgate

“He’s the only man I know who could start an argument with himself.” Bobby Robson, on Graig Bellamy