Monday, November 9, 2009

Girls? Noooooooo!!!!

Hello all,

It's been a while since I've been to blogging. As you might know I've been pretty busy :P. Now that I've got some time to breathe, I thought about coming back to my usual self. Hope you all are doing well and good.
After a long time, again I'm coming up with a personal post. Hope you'll like it. so, here we go.

I had problem talking with girls. To be precise, I was scared. Didn't know why. I spent my boyhood in a school where boys and girls had separate buildings. We were not supposed to cross the invisible boundary between the both. I got punished a few times when I trespassed while playing. And naturally, these led to the thought that girls are some kind of strange creatures. Think about girls in UFOs. Though we frequently followed their UFOs covertly :P, we never did that in a straight manner.

I didn't know how to talk, what to talk to girls, though like every guy, I too wanted to talk :P. I forgot they are also humans. I still remember, when I was put into a team, during my 11th standard physics lab, which had one girl and 3 boys including me. The girl was gorgeous. All the guys, who were not in our team were envious about us. The two guys with me were competing with each other to talk to her, to help her etc etc, where as, I was relieved, so that I don't have to talk to her.

I talked very few when she was around and concentrated too much on the lab experiments that no experiments actually worked :). I used to keep the maximum possible distance between her and myself and kept a mental apparatus which raised an alarm when the distance is reduced. I never started any form of conversation with her. The problem is, she always will.

Though I was not very good in studies at that time, I was not bad either. As said earlier, this team was formed to do experiments in our physics lab. God! I cannot forget those horrible moments when she came to me to ask doubts about experiments 'N every guy in the room was staring at me with their mouth open. I will get so nervous that, once I gave her my whole lab report when she asked about just a particular value. She told me to wait for a few minutes so that she can copy certain other results.

Hmmm! you know what I did? I told her to give it to one of our teammates and I escaped from there. LOL. All those seems so funny now. Anyway, this problem continued for a few more years, but then I decided I need to change and I tell you what? I had very trying time to get rid of this. But, as the quote slow 'N steady wins the race says,  somehow I became normal 'N now I have some of my best friends whom are girls.

PS: Sorry if I missed any tags. I know a few of you have tagged me in these days of my disappearance. please forgive me since I lost who-tagged-when notes :P

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

pinhole glasses review

I had received a pair of pinhole glasses(shown below) and I would like to share a few words about them.

First of all, its not something I had ever come across before, but they are being marketed as an affordable alternative to prescription eyeglasses. At $14.99 a pair, they are certainly affordable.
According to the pinhole glasses website
Pinhole glasses are

Completely Natural
Really Effective
Durable &
alternatives to prescription eyeglasses.

I would like to mention something here. Though they claim, it’s scientific, I’ve done a bit of research myself and couldn’t find any valid proof for this statement. So, I would recommend you to find it out yourself about the validity of this statement.
Anyway, I’ve used it myself for a few days and my comments are given below.

pinhole eye-glasses are light-weight, made of good quality plastic(I think so :P). I have found it good to wear while using computers, while very difficult to use in dim lighting. And if you wear this outside you will get some what-is-this kinda stare from everyone.

I would like to mention one more thing, I have not used it for quite long, so don’t know the long-term effects, if any. One of my friends has used it and told it’s very difficult to use and he had some vision problem.
So, the bottom line is, technologies and ideas are popping up every day. If you want to try this out yourself, may be this will work for you and you may be relieved from the prescription glasses after using this for sometime.

Friday, August 7, 2009

The making of a Husband!!!

Finally, guys, on Aug 17, 2009 at 11:30AM(that's tomorrow), I am becoming a husband. Yuppiee! that's my marriage date.

I know, this is my first post after my engagement post. But, what to do, it's very difficult to manage all these, eh? Hopefully, after marriage, my wife might help me with blogs :)

Anyway, though I didn't comment, I used to visit most of your blogs. Hemanth also got married. All the best wishes for him.

Mmm. So, now a days, guys are overtaking girls when it comes to marriage. Guys, getting married early and girls pretty late. you might not agree. But, this overtaking is one of the comments that I got from my lady-teammates here.

well, i cannot imagine myself becoming a husband. I know, it's too late not to imagine that way.
Becoming a husband means lot of responsibility, new priorities and what not?

And, last but not the least, i cannot conclude my post without mentioning the post PJ had put up for hemanth and I. Such a cute and caring friend. Thank you PJ for that wonderful post.

Hope to get back in blogging soon....

Saturday, May 2, 2009

A Big Surprise!!!

Hi guys.... I have a very big event coming up..... Yes! my bacherlorhood is coming to an end. I am getting engaged to Divya. Yup! that's my girl's name. Marriage is not fixed yet. But, my engagement is fixed on May 7. Yuppieee! the coming Thursday.

So, finally, I think I am getting a chance to enjoy a life completely filled with colors. Suddenly everything has got a new meaning. Certain songs you start liking more, certain movies you start liking more, certain things you start liking more.. what else those who have ever fall in love knows it.

Okay, a few words about my fiancee. She is working as a lecturer in an engineering college, here itself and almost about my age.

Well, this was an arranged marriage. Everything happened so quickly within the last three weeks. So guys.... what to say..... :) Say something....

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Vishu, Elections, Awards and ......ahem, nothing :)

Here's an update on what was going on on my side.  I guess, it's going to be a long post.
First, after a long time, I got some time off 'coz of holidays. One because of Vishu. 

Vishu is keralite's new year. It is believed that whatever you see the first time in the morningon Vishu day determines the rest of the year. It's called Kani. So, if you see good things, it is believed the rest of the year would be great and viceversa, if otherwise. Nice belief, isn't it? Normally, what people do is, they set up everything for kani on the previous day itself so that the first thing that they see will be the prepared kani and not some unexpected unfortunate sight, like a dead cockroach, may be :). 

Basically, this kani includes, an idol or picture of Krishna, a lighted lamp, fruits, vegetables and a particular flower, kani konna, which we will get only during the Vishu season. These fruits, vegetables, flowers are supposed to indicate prosperity. So, if you see Sri krishna and the flowers, fruits etc as your kani, then it is belived nothing can be a better way to welcome the new year and the year will be great.

Parents wake up early closing their eyes and slowly move in the darkness searching for the room where this kani is set up and will open their eyes only when the place is reached. Then they will wake up their kids, 'N cover their eyes with their hands and will lead them to the room to see kani.  

The next process is giving kayneetam, which means you'll have to give something to other people. It is similar to sakkat in Islam. Normally, money will be given as kayneetam. Kids will get money from their parents, relatives, grandparents etc and they are free to spent it, not much ofcourse. In the old days, land lords used to give clothes, food and other things as kani to farmers who worked on their lands. I remember the time, waking up and running around the near by houses with our gang to collect money. After that, a good feast will be prepared for the day.

I had a nice experience which I would like to share. This happened when I was around 7 or 8. One of our parents' friend was staying near our house. We used to call him Uncle and was really close to him. Or it would be better to say he was good with kids. He always did whatever we asked him. Once he bought a new car and went to see his relatives and came back a bit late, really tired. Seeing his new car, we ran around him asking to take as around in it. Our parents scolded us for pestering him and told us to leave, but he took all of us in his car and drove us around for a while. What a nice person he was. After marriage, he got transferred to some place really far from here and we lost contact with him. I have never seen him after that.

So, back to the story, once we went to get kayneetam from him. We used to get coins from everyone as kayneetam. But, that day something else happened. He gave a stack of rupees with a coin on the top, for each of us. We were surprised at the amount of money that was given to us. God! I thought, I was the richest person in this world. We took it all and ran back to show our parents "See how much uncle gave us?" No need to say, my parents were in a laughing fit and taught us the whole story of how it works.
Actually, the way of giving kayneetam is quite different. A number of 10Rupee or 100Rupee notes will be stacked and a coin will be placed on the top. You are supposed to take only the coin. Well, that was the process. But, what people usually did was giving the coins directly, rather than taking the pain to arrange the notes and putting a coin on top. So, we were new to this. This uncle saw us coming for kayneetam. He prepared the kayneetam for each of us neatly and gave us. Instead of taking just the coin, we took all of his money, I guess :). He might have shocked to see all his salary going to a bunch of brats. 

Anyway, we got ashamed when we heard the story and went back to give the money. But, he won't take it. He said once kayneetam is given it should not be accepted back. So, I don't know what exactly happened. I guess, my parents might have given him the money back as a kayneetam to him. :)

So, that's the vishu story. No need to say, this vishu is nothing special now. Everything's only for kids, right? No kayneetam now, no kani now. I have lost belief in such things long time ago. So, it was like a normal day. But still memories are there to cherish. As someone had once said..."the good old days".

Now, the Loksabha elections had happened here last Thursday. So, that day was also a holiday. I went to cast my vote. I am not that political, but I think we need to exercise our vote, not that it matters much. Sashi Tharoor was one of the candidate here. You might know him, he was the former UN under secretary general. The main competition is between UDF and LDF. Not going into detailed analysis of polling. I know you might get bored, if you haven't already :)

After a long time. I got two awards from two of my dearest friends -PJ and Saranya . Thank you very much. Oops! forgot to mention the awards. One was Honest crap, sorry, Honest scrap by Saranya and the other was Excellent award by PJ.
Have a great week ahead friends...

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Tagged by Saranya

I was tagged by Saranya. Thanks dear.  She tagged me a long time back. I happened to see it only today :)

Here's the tag rule:

"Once you've been tagged, you are supposed to write a note with 25 random things, facts, habits, or goals about YOU. If I tagged you, it's because I want to know more about you."

Now, 25 random things about me is something, isn't it? I need to do a self-study about me. So, here comes the report:

1) I dream a lot. I mean day dreaming. A habit that got in to me due to my lonely travels.

2) I can be alone for very long time and never get bored.

3) I am not addicted to anything. Of course, I have likes and dislikes, but if I don't get something, I don't get disappointed, I can live with that.

4) I am frank. I don't know sugar-coated talking, which I need to learn and I'm telling you, I'm slowly learning it.

5) I always have an opinion about things which I know and I'm sure about and I always stand by it, no matter what. 'N I never give opinions about things that I don't know.

6) I love teaching, especially when my friends come to me for help. No matter how long it takes, I love to solve their technical queries, if I know. Otherwise, I'll somehow, search and find the solution.

7) I can get attached to people quickly because of their good behaviour and I can hate people quickly because of their bad behaviour.

8) No matter what others say about a person, I always form a personal opinion about a person myself. Just because someone says, someone is bad, I never agree.

9) I will be talkative with a talkative person and reserved with a reserved person.

10) I hate bossy people more than anything. I can never be with someone who always tries to dominate you, no matter who he/she is.

11) I tend to forgive people easily, even if I don't want. I can't stand when people beg for forgiveness, even if they tried to kill me.

12) I am not that fond of any particular food/drinks.

13) I love to read a lot and to watch movies. My hard disk is almost always full. 

14) Shopping is one of the rarest things that I do. Yup! That is right. If you ask me, when was the last time I did shopping, I have to think a lot to answer.

15) I start a lot of things with great interest, but leave it in half way.

16) Sometimes, I get lost in my own world, not knowing what's happening in the surroundings. A few times, while I was in bus, I missed my stop and have to get down at some place and catch another bus to get back. :D

17) I always tend to give importance to other things when it comes to food. I rarely eat on time.

18) I hate waking up early and will never do it if there is any excuse.

19) I don't have a single favourite hero, heroine or anything of that sorts. I realized that each and everyone of us has talents that is waiting to be uncovered and no one is perfect. So, why worship someone if you don't worship yourself?

20) I have never gotten into a serious fight with anyone till now, which I think was cool. Atleast, I have all my teeth, nose and eyes at the right place. :)

21) I had the luck/unluck to be both on the top of the world and right at the bottom.

22) I am satisfied with my life till now. I am happy for who I am, what I am and how I am.

23) I could argue with anyone non-stop as long as the the otherone is saying something which makes sense.

24) I have never fallen in love. I guess, this is the only thing, that I missed in my campus life. No regrets, though. It is better to be a virgin both mentally and physically before you marry, right? LOL

25) I am cautious when talking to strangers.

So, that completes it. I'll try to come up with a trademark Aneesh post soon :).
I was not around here 'coz of work load. Will try to be more frequent. Keep rocking....

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Just For Fun!!

My wife sat down on the couch next to me as I was flipping channels.
She asked, 'What's on TV?'
I said, 'Dust.'
And then the fight started...


My wife was hinting about what she wanted for our upcoming anniversary.
She said, 'I want something shiny that goes from 0 to 150 in about 3 seconds.
' I bought her a weighing scale.
And then the fight started...


When I got home last night, my wife demanded that I take her someplace expensive...
So, I took her to a gas station..
And then the fight started...


My wife and I were sitting at a table at her high school reunion, and my wife kept staring at a drunken man swigging his drink as he sat alone at a nearby table.
I asked my wife, 'Do you know him?'
'Yes,' She sighed, 'He's my old boyfriend. I understand he took to drinking right after we split up those many yearsago, and I hear he hasn't been sober since.'
'My God!' I said to my wife, 'who would think a person could go on celebrating that long?' And then the fight started...


I took my wife to a restaurant. The waiter, for some reason, took my order first.
"I'll have the strip steak, medium rare, please."
He said, "Aren't you worried about the mad cow?"
"Naaah, she can order for herself."
And then the fight started...


A Woman is standing & looking in the bedroom mirror. She is not happy with what she sees and says to her husband, 'I feel horrible; I look old, fat and ugly. I really need you to pay me a compliment.' The husband replies, 'Your eyesight's damn near perfect.'
And then the fight started..... .


I tried to talk my wife into buying a case of Miller Light for $14.95. Instead, she bought a jar of cold cream for $7.95. I told her the beer would make her look better at night than the cold cream.
And then the fight started....


I asked my wife, "Where do you want to go for our anniversary?” It warmed my heart to see her face melt in sweet appreciation."Somewhere I haven't been in a long time!" she said.
So I suggested, "How about the kitchen?"
And that's when the fight started....


When our lawn mower broke and wouldn't run, my wife kept hinting to me that I should get it fixed..But, somehow I always had something else to take care of first:the truck, the car, e-mail, fishing, always something more important to me. Finally she thought of a clever way to make her point. When I arrived home one day, I found her seated in the tall grass,busily snipping away with a tiny pair of sewing scissors. I watched silently for a short time and then went into the house. I was gone only a few minutes. When I came out again I handed her a toothbrush. 'When you finish cutting the grass,' I said, 'you might as well sweep the driveway.'
And then the fight started...


Monday, February 23, 2009

Hey buddies

Hi friends.. Hope all are doing great. Sorry! Couldn't wish any one valentine's day wishes. Had a pretty hectic time. By the way things go, I guess it will continue..
Anyway, will try to catch up with you all soon.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Palestine or Israel?

Another cease fire. And Israel is withdrawing from Palestine. Is this the end? Well, all around the world people are blaming Israel for attacking Palestine and killing 1000+ innocent people. Well, I would like to ask "who started it?". There was cease fire before and everything was going well until when the idiots of Hamas started sending rockets into Israel. I guess, that was a bait and Israel had taken it.
Well, ever thought about what would have happened if ceasefire had continued for a long time. Hamas would have lost its influence among its own people and people would have liked peace than something else. Seeing this, the Hamas are prudent enough to disrupt peace once in a while and at all times Israel have taken the bait. Though Hamas was the one who started it and thus to blame, now all fingers are pointing at Israel for their brutal attack. I am confused.
Pakistan was doing the same thing to India for so many years, but India never went attacking Pakistan and look where we've reached. Finally, everyone is agreeing Pakistan is supporting terrorism. As far as India is concerned, it is a big victory to get the support of the International community than to attack Pakistan, kill a few hundred and show off the courage and power.Who gains what from it?
Israel seems to have a different point of view, they don't care a damn about International pressure or what other countries think. There policy has changed from an eye for an eye to 2 lives for an eye.It is confusing as to what is right, to keep mum and suffer all what the terrorists do as India is doing or to give them more than they need as Israel is doing. What do you think?

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Tagged on 09!!

First Tag on 2009 by Anwesa. So, here it goes.

1)What is your occupation?
Software Engineer cum blogger cum...

2)What colour are your socks now?
Dark Grey. Does it matter?

3)What are you listening to now?
The sound of CPU fan... typing sounds.. laughters...talks...a typical work atmosphere

4)What was the last thing you ate?
I had breakfast..

5)Can you drive a stick shift?
Yup, though I'm not an expert.

6)Last person you spoke to on phone?
Mmmm. let me think...(checking dialed numbers).. Yah got was my cousin. Sorry! Poor memory.

7)Do you like the person who sent you this?

8)How old are you today?
Today? Huh! Today I feel like a 60yr old person.

9)What is your favourite sport to watch on TV?
Football(soccer)... 'N I do like ladies' tennis :P

10)What are your favourite drinks?
Ooh! drinks? Let's not say any names. All drinks are my favourite. :D

11)Have you ever dyed your hair ?
Nope, never.

12)Favourite food?
Again? Anything that's tasty.

13)Last movie watched?

14)Favourite day of the year?
All holidays are my favourite and all the days in which I'm feeling great.

15)How do you vent out your anger?
Ermmm! It's long time since I had anger. I have an extraordinary ability to forgive and keep silent. But, how do I vent my anger? that's by staying alone for a while.

16)Favourite toy as a child?
Favourite toy? Almost everything from stones to toy planes had been my favourite. To choose one is difficult.

17)Favourite season?
I like all seasons.. No partiality towards any season.

18)Do you want your friends to email you?
I don't want them to email me, but if they want I don't have problem receiving it :P

19)When was the last time you cried?
I guess it's about 3 yrs back.

20)What is on the floor of your closet?
Clothes, Cd's, belts.

21)Who is the friend you have had the longest?
My childhood friend and we are still friends.

22)What did you do last night?
Last night? Apart from sleeping, computer games, eating.. oh yah, I don't know what happened, yesterday we had lot of things to eat and I ate almost all :) and of course certain things that I don't want to tell here :P

23)What are you most afraid of?
Frankly, I don't know. Sometimes I am afraid of everything and everyone and sometimes I feel I'm the bravest in the world.

24)Plain,cheese or spicy hamburger?
Why this partiality? I don't have problem choosing all

25)Favourite dog breed ?
I am not fond of any particular breed. If you ask human breed? How about Aneesh+Anna kournikova? lol

26)Favorite day of the week?
I used to like all day.. But, now I like week-end days the most.

27)How many states have you lived in?

28)Diamond or pearl?
Whatever, who cares?

29)What is your wish for this new year?
Nothing. I stopped wishing long time back.

30)New year resolutions?
Nothing. I stopped resolutions long time back.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Marriage and Expense!!

I recently came across a talk show which was about Marriage. No, its not the typical marriage stuff. But about marriage expense. They mentioned that after marriage the bride's parents' will become poor, all that left will be debts, debts and more debts. 'N what worse? no way to pay it back.The reason they mention is, 'coz the rich people are creating a culture of conducting marriage in such a way that the common and poor people are forced to follow them. They are forced to think.. if they are conducting marriage in such fashion, we should at least do somewhat similar.

So, all the audience suddenly said they are against dowry, gold, hi-fi auditoriums, treats, any unnecessary expense etc. What they say is marriage should be personal and only the closest relatives need to attend the function and can thus reduce the expense of marriage. If everyone follows this and make it a standard, this problem can be avoided.

But, my question is.. isn't marriage a personal thing. If rich people buy luxury cars, why do common people go for cars or two-wheelers?. Who created such culture? My personal opinion is that just 'coz someone's doing something, don't follow it. If you have the ability to do something, do it. Anyway, who is forcing it? No one, but us. Another interesting argument is to let the people who spent the money spent it. It's 'coz of people like them, that we have lot of job opportunities. We have event coordinators, marriage coordinators, tour coordinators and things like that. So, if everyone is earning money and if they keep it to themselves, new job opportunities won't be created, right? Sowhatyathink about this?

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Is first impression the best impression?

We all might have heard the saying "First impression is the best impression". Well, I would like to share an interesting experience in my life. When I was doing my degree course, I was the worst in my class :P Very few teachers liked me. And there was one teacher who never liked me, always showed partiality towards me, because of stubbornness and i-don't-care attitude.

So, no need to say she hated me. Once she gave an assignment to the whole class. I was on leave that day and when everyone submitted the assignment the very next day, I requested her to postpone the date for me. She told me to write it on lunch time and submit it, otherwise, I'll lose my internals. One of my classmates came after a few minutes while I was wondering how I'm going to write it since everyone had submitted it. He requested her to postpone the date for him and bingo... she said OK!

Now, that was partiality. I had to write 'coz she didn't like me and she thought that my leave for the day was not genuine. who is she to check whether the leave was genuine or not? Anyway, what she really wanted was that I will go and say sorry for the leave and will beg her to postpone it.

Huh? She didn't know me. I was never going to do that, even if she fails me in the exams, there is no stopping me when I am determined to do something. Since everyone submitted the assignment I won't get any help. 'N she knew it. So, I had to do something, right? I stole one of the assignments from the staff room, pretending to ask for something and wrote the whole damn assignment, which was more than 15 pages, during the lunch time and submitted it. She was furious and it was on her face, but didn't know what to do and she didn't have the least idea, how I submitted it within time.

Normally, when she threatens the whole class with internals and marks and other stuff, everyone get scared, but not me and that was her problem. Everyone showed a help-me-please and respectful face whenever talking to her. Where as I kept a smile whenever talking to anyone and she thought I am smiling to insult her. Well, that isn't my problem, is it? 'N I didn't care.
Well, everything turned upside down when she announced the internal marks in the class.
The total internal marks is 25. And all got marks in the range 18-24. The best got 24 where as the worst excluding me got 18.

Wanna know what was my mark? Any guess???
Six. Yup! That's right.. That's what she gave me. 'N when I had more than enough internals for all the other papers, for her subject I had six. Great, the next worst student had 3 times my internals. You can imagine how disgraced I was, when she announced my marks in front of the whole class with a silly smile. 'N she told me I was the worst student and I should try something to pass the exam.

Actually, it wasn't my fault. I was studying in another college for the first 4 months in the semester and I asked for a transfer to get to this college 'coz it was much near to my place. So, by the time I reached here, everyone had done everything where as all my assignments that I submitted in my previous college is not valid. I didn't know that. Only after getting this mark, do I knew it. Well, she might've expected me to go to the staff room and beg in front of her to get more marks, as that was common among the studious students.

Well, my thoughts were different, I made up my mind that I, never in my life, will go to her for any help and that I will make her say I'm one among the best one day. 'N from that day onwards, I concentrated more on her subject than on her class, though her attitude towards me didn't get better. But because of my obstinacy, I got better in her subject and you won't believe what she said about me in our last semester.

I actually got better in her subject and finally she had to agree with my fearless attitude towards teachers 'coz she understood that I behaved the same way to everyone and not just to her. And on one day, to the whole class, she mentioned that you all are going backwards in your studies, except one person in this class who have improved so much. And he should be mentioned for his efforts in studies; that person is Aneesh.

Well, you could feel how I felt. I'm not sure what I felt that time. Revenge? Happiness? embarrassment?. But I still remember what I did when she told this. I pulled up my collar 3 times. And I should mention that I am the only guy who had dared to show such expressions in her class. Though she was shocked to see this, she suddenly laughed and said "Yes, you can show off now, but you need to keep up your performance" and the whole class burst into laughter.

It was just my character to behave like that, not disrespecting anyone, of course and I'm still like that :D. Well, if anyone ever asked her what was her first impression about me, obviously you should know what her answer might me and if anyone had asked her what was her last impression about me, obviously you should know that answer too.

So, I guess, last impression was better than the first impression, at least in my case! I had not just one experience, a thousand, 'coz not many people like my character in the very first day itself. 'N in certain cases, people prefer to like my first impression than the last. :P

'N a lot many,especially my friends, like my character in the first day itself, that's worth another story :D

Friday, January 2, 2009

Welcome 2009!!

Let us welcome 2009 with all our heart.
Wishing you all a happy new year 2009. May the new year brings you what you dream and have a rocking new year.

it's time to put aside the past and start afresh. So, don't let anything happened to you on the last year affect you. Past is past and gone is gone. Time won't come back and what's done is done. Those are irreversible.
So, I started off new year by celebrating it in a beach here with my friends. It was superb! Lot of people, with fireworks, parties, games... The return trip to home was awesome. We were racing through the road, formed a group of bikers, all of a sudden, without knowing each other and yelling at each other "New year wishes" Shouting at anyone on the road including the police. Oooh!! That was just awesome buddies!!!!Rash driving at its best...

Be optimistic, freak out, go crazy once in a while and keep rocking........