Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Nano......dream come true


pic: Tata-nano (yellow was never so admired)


This blog entry has been delayed by quite sometime..grrr....lazy me. But i am better prepared to write this after reading so many articles by "expert-analysts" coming back from "nano-test-runs" . Hey, i am not going to write about various features contained by "Nano".But i will talk about how did i came to know about this "car".

So , i did hear about "nano"......err "1-lakh-ki-car" (name was not known then) by TATA Motors back in year 2005. To be precise August 2005. I was new in college , ,I had bought some magazines while coming from home (don't remember the name). They had this as cover story i.e How the "cheap" car can be made ?What technologies they will apply to achieve the target ? and history of other low cost cars (ford had done this long ago).

To make things interesting we were ( me and my 4 friends) participating in Tech- fest "technieek 2005" held in our college. There was one event called "dream- machine". I did suggest my team "1-lakh-ki-car" as our dream machine. We had many brainstorming sessions. Leading to no results .....hehe.

But we did discuss many things to reduce the cost , and drawing the "prototype" was big fun. We failed to reach to any conclusion . Or failed to justify so cheap car is a possibility. Our one "subject " of discussion was "single" door car.Big laughter session followed on this. When be did imagine about operational difficulty of this thought.

we left "the cost" factor. After all it was dream machine...hehe. So we did end up making "some-designs" of a car which can "swim" (on and inside water :D), fly (yes, we did add this thing too) , and obviously move on four wheels.We came 3rd in this event..... (still we were so happy).Good experience it was.


But finally the tata motors engineers have made this a possibility and nono is so cute to watch . Without any doubt a dream-machine for us indians.After mobile handset for everyone we can look for car. Hats off to the engineers who were part of this project. world is watching india ,earlier we used to look at them for their creativity of making dream machines.

So all the best to "Nano" and welcome on our own roads (actual story will begin there...wishing best of luck again to nano )
I will love to have one nano , which i can call "my-nano". I am not registering for nano now (i don't have any money to buy one....hehe). But one needs more "luck" then money now to get nano...after all they will select "top-1-lakh " people selected randomly.

I am waiting for similar innovation in other fields in India. lets wait for the best....
cheers.

Monday, March 30, 2009

She is super freaky girl....


Dear Saloni Mataakali,

I don't really know how to tell you this, our romance is over. I think i realized it when you smacked my ass under a street light and I saw you sit on the elephant in the corner. I'm sure you're shamed enough to understand that you need a sex-change . I'm returning your love letters to me to you, but i'll keep your glass eye as a memory. You should also know that i always wanted to break your legs and I'm scratching my butt as you read this
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best of luck on the sex change,
Neeraj

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I am tagging ankur, akansha , shruti ,saurabh, raja , vivek , one "invisible" follower of my blog , and anyone who loves "permutation" and "combination" of words.
And thanks to ashrita and appu for tagging me .So funny tag :P.





Here's how you do it..
TAG 10 PEOPLE OR MORE AND THEN....
Dear (person you spoke to recently,
I don't really know how to tell you this, (1). I think I realized it (2)(3) and I saw you (4)(5). I'm sure you're (6) enough to understand (7). I'm returning your (8) to you, but I'll keep (9) as a memory. You should also know that I (10) and (11).

(12),
Name






1) What's the color of your shirt?
Blue - I'm in love with your cat
Red - Our affair is over
White - I’m joining the Convent
Black -Our romance is over
Green- Our socks don't match
Grey - You're a leprechaun
Yellow - I'm selling myself for candy
Pink - Your nostrils are insulting
Brown - The mafia wants you
No shirt - Purple hedgehogs want to destroy you
Other -I dislike your eyelashes

2) Which is your birth month?
January - That night you picked your nose
February -When I quoted Forrest Gump
March - When your dwarf bit me
April - When I tripped on peanut butter
May - When I threw up in your sock drawer
June - When you put cuffs on me
July – When I saw the purple monkey
August - When you smacked my ass
September - Last year when you peed your pants
October - When we skinny dipped in the bathtub
November - When your dog humped my leg
December - When I finally changed my underwear

3) Which food do you prefer?
Tacos - When we skinny dipped in the bathtub
Chicken- In your car
Pasta - Outside of your office
Hamburgers - Under the bus
Salad – As you were eating Kraft Dinner
Lasagna - In your closet
Kebab - With Jean Chr├ętien
Fish - In a clown suit
Sandwiches - At the Elton John concert
Pizza - At the mental hospital
Hot dog - Under a street light
Annat- With George Bush and Stephen Harper

4) What's the color of your socks?
Yellow - Ignore
Red - Put whipped cream on
Black - Hit on
Blue - Knock out
Purple - Pour syrup on
White - Carve your initials into
Grey - Pull the clothes off
Brown - bit of
Orange - Castrate
Pink - Pull the pants off of
Barefoot - Sit on
Other - Drive over

5) What's the color of your pants?
Black - My boyfriend
White - My father
Grey – l
Brown – The Montreal Canadian’s goalie
Purple - My corned beef hash
Red – My knee caps
Blue - My salt-beef bucket
Yellow - My illegitimate child in Ghana
Orange - My Blink 182 cd
Pink – Your ‘My Little Pony’ collection
Other --The elephant in the corner

6) What do you prefer to watch on TV?
One Tree Hill - Senile
Heroes- Frostbitten
Lost - High
Simpsons- Cowardly
The news - Scarred
American Idol - Masochistic
Family Guy - Open
Top Model - Middle-class
Annat -shamed

7) Your mood right now?
Happy - How awful you are
Sad - How boring you are
Bored - That I get turned on only by garbage men
Angry - That your smell makes me vomit
Depressed – That we’re related
Excited - That I may pee my pants
Nervous - The middle-east is planning their revenge on you
Worried - That your Ford sucks
Apathetic - That you need a sex-change
Silly - That I'm allergic to your earlobes
Cuddly - That Santa doesn't exist
Ashamed - That there is no solution to you being a dumb kid
Other - That your driving sucks

8) What's the color of your walls in your bedroom?
White - Your toe ring
Yellow - Your love letters to me
Red - The pictures from Vegas
Black - Your pet rock
Blue - The couch cushions
Green - Your car
Orange - Your false teeth
Brown - Your nose hair clippers
Grey - Our matching snoopy underwear
Purple - Your old New Kids on the Block blanket
Pink - The cut toenails
Other - Your Hannah Montana underwear

9) The first letter of your first name?
A/B - My virginity
C/D - Your photo with the moustache drawn on it
E/F - Your neighbors dog
G/H - The oil tank from your car
I/J - Your left ear
K/L - The results of that blood-sample
M/N - Your glass eye
O/P - My common sense
Q/R - Your mom
S/T - Your collection of butterflies
U/V - Your criminal record
W/X – Your sucide note
Y/Z - Your credit cards

10) The last letter in your last name?
A/B - Love your sweet, sweet ass
C/D - Always will remember the pep talks
E/F -Never will forget that night
G/H – Will not tell the authorites that you stole the whale from the backyard.
I/J – Mocked you behind your back constantly
K/L - Hate your cooking
M/N - Told in my confession today about the moose poaching
O/P - Told my psychiatrist about the bruises
Q/R - Your love letters to me
S/T - Get sick when I think of your feet
U/V - Will try to forget that you broke my heart
W/X - Haven’t showered in a month
Y/Z – am better off without you

11) What do you prefer to drink?
Wine- Our friendship is ruined
Soft drink – I’m off to lead a new life as a lemon
Soda – I will haunt you when I’m reincarnated as an Eskimo
Milk - The apartment building is on fire
Water – I'm scratching my butt as you read this
Cider– I have a passionate interest for mice
Juice – You ruined my attempts at another world war
Mineral/Vitamin water – You should get that embarrassing rash checked
Hot chocolate – Your Cucumber-fetishism is weird
Whiskey - I love Oprah Winfrey
Beer – Thanks for the Cocaine
Other – you should stop picking your nose

12) To which country would you prefer to go on a vacation?
Thailand – Warm tingly sensations
Australia - Best of luck on the sex change
France - Love always
Spain - With tears of sadness
China – You make me sick
Germany – Please don’t hurt me
Japan - Go milk a cow
Greece - Your everlasting enemy
USA - Greetings to your frog Leonard
Egypt – Kiss my butt
England - Go drown yourself

Sunday, March 29, 2009

light's off.......life on


So finally, earth hour has passed (for most of us it meant, keep power off in home for 1 hour ....err 8:30pm to 9:30).Or for that matter many of us must have failed to notice this hour.hehe....nothing new. I was also taken off-guard when i did read blog entry of my "blog-friend" piper , on this.So earth hour is all about saving power saving earth by best method i.e spreading awareness.

For us "desi" people power off means , forced thing (everyday we celebrate many "earth hours" ). I wish situation when we will have enough power to light all the homes in India.Let alone 24hour supply , no electricity connection in large number of villages ,situation right now we have.

hey ..hey wait , how can we miss to celebrate "lights-off-life". Title of this blog entry has been borrowed from one news-paper article.1 year back they had similar article (better written obviously..hehe ). Even people living in "metros" must felt this thing. Power off means celebration time , socialize.In my "college-hostel" it's time to crack social jokes (we always do that....but with darkness all around ....special ). One memorable "no-lights-night" we had in 1st year (now 4th year).No power for whole night it was , next day we had to write exam. Group study was never so funny.....so many people reading with one candle. Many such groups that day were formed......disaster management :).

No power now-a-days means , no water as well , "so-beg-and-borrow" for water..hehe.Who can forget playing "antakshari" when no power is there (night).


Before closing , i just wish we (Indians) don't have to celebrate any more "life-without lights". We will celebrate "earth-hour" someday. No offence to people celebrating "earth-hour" now, but it doesn't mean anything to us right now. i will love to reach the time when this means something to us...when we will have 24 hour electricity supply. For the time being , let's watch "foreign-junta" celebrate this , next hour they will consume 20 times more electricity then most of us for sure.hey , but among us who are wasting power , do save it , for the sake of india in particular and world in general , plz do something folks.

"Sorry mother earth.....we are late....but we will be there to save you".
cheers....

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

address , can be funny.....

image : butt hole road , south yorkshire , England
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some words will be understood by people who know hindi. Sorry to visitors who don't know hindi. btw..plz do ask any confusion if meaning of words gets lost.

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other day i was discussing with one my friends about how funny addresses can become ( specially in india). At least in US i think address are plain with "downtowns" and "avenues" making their presence felt. Agreed , "address" in other countries must be equally "crazy" but i need to explore . My "desi" friends please help me in this regard :)

So i would like to start with what sunil pal did sing in "great indian laughter challenge". So funny it was...actually he was mimicking one village fellow reading his brother's address while singing...

"on 14th road my brother living , his name kalu rasia......opposite post-office there is telephone 'boothwa'.... "(missing later part of this song..failed to trace the video on our college LAN , hence full lyrics ).

Moving on i would to cite some funny names of roads in india
#dharamsala road (almost in all indian towns )
#amroodwali gali (in patna )
#maachali wali gali (in patna )
#parathewali gali (chandani chowk, want to visit this place :) )
#puriwali gali (varanasi )
#hartali more (patna )
many more...list can be really long. I think this can be material of proper research..hehe

In india we have "gandhi chowk" and "gandhi maidan" in every indian town..err cities as well. And funny part comes when the addresses get into conversation....ex in patna there is "income tax chauraha".
so asking "autowalah"
hey...will u go to income-tax?......so funny!!

when we write address..some things easily get into the address like..near the "temple/mosque", "transformer" (really happens) ,"post-office","in-front of particular persons home".....hehe...list goes on and on.

before closing : everyone please do write some "strange" things about the addresses you know.
cheers!!....by folks

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Typecasting


Typecating,
this word can immediately generate interest for programmers ( C , C++ , JAVA )
I am confused when i try to relate "technical" meaning of "typecasting" with "real-life" meaning of the same.

Technical : Converting an expression of a given type into another type is known as type-casting.

Real Life (actors):
the process by which an actor is strongly identified with a specific character, role, or trait.

So confusion all around.Actually we all "love" to get type casted.Consider what "algorithm" we follow while "walking", "shopping","talking". How many times we use words like "I always do this like this".Once KK menon said , "Everyone is type casted .... why else everyone is know by particular name :) " .

I remember my childhood days , when i used to do some "mischief" and others complained that to my mother , her first remark used to be "my son can not do this!!!". Oh! sadly i became "good-boy", don't know for "good-or-bad".

But, there are times when we do try to break "the typecast".If others can do why not me?.It's fun to be slight "out-of-box-doing-things"...after all we all should taste the different "flavours" which life has to offer.

so let's try to break the cast.....come out of "Jerry's hole" (from tom-and-Jerry)....have fun....and we all know, we have to come to our "cast" to be safe from "tom"...hehe

before closing , i would like to quote dialogue from the Prison break
"We are captives of our own identity living in prison of our own creation".
Let's break that prison.

by folks,

Monday, March 16, 2009

Status update : going public

i did come across beautiful article in "times of india" (6th march 2009).I was tempted to cut that piece of the news paper containing this article. Another idea also came simultaneously to present this article on my blog so that others who missed it in TOI can read from here.

Dedicated to everyone who keep their statue message as
"available, available,available" on gtalk. :-)

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GOING PUBLIC
richa jha
TOI: 6th march 2009

My social networking inertia makes me an anomaly in the web world.And what's is worse, one lacks the necessary spunk to announce it through one's status message on Facebook and Gtalk! I find myself at sea, surrounded by souls who wear their lives and emotions on their sleeves, changing their virtual 'status' each time their kitten coughs or the doorbell rings.
I have nothing more to offer by way of originality or wit than the perpetual drab 'available' while real people in the virtual world chronicle, comment upon, celebrate, debate and deliberate every smile, every toilet break and every mood swing. My alter-ego says, girl, cheer up, you at least are a netizen with couple of log-in IDs in your name; look at many around you who still think Gtalk is a dirty word invented by the G-string G-spot brigade and Facebook is a scrapbook full of portraits. But there's little solace in that argument, you'll agree.

We led perfectly non-defunct lives even before we began drawing almost-voyeuristic pleasures out of people's self-advertised mental, bedroom or boardroom one-liners. So since when did the human race get this eloquent en masse? And why this sudden urge to go public with the most personal of mood swings? I know, on any given morning, which of my 'contacts' slept late, which one woke up with a nightmare, who had what for dinner! Must one be told? To be honest, the status tags do make for some interesting eclectic reading! I read these personal opinions of people who, until a couple of years ago, i thought were just like me when there is nothing better to do.
The only opinion we freely dispensed then was whether the latest Govinda flick was more crass than his previous one. Suddenly, to read from them supremely profound, at times abstruse and even comic sentiments like, "life, blanched, smoked, it passes me by", only makes me more insecure about my own linguistic, cerebral and existential prowess. A friend, who has long since taken me off his list of contacts, commented in exasperation, "Available, available, available. Don't you ever have anything interesting to say about yourself? You don't deserve to be online!" Well, he said it.


Monday, March 9, 2009

me and random things.....

Actually i was not tagged by anyone specifically.....still here are some frivolous things about me.
Here are the rules for the tag.

Once you've been tagged, you are supposed to write a note with 25 random things, facts, habits, or goals about you. At the end, choose people to be tagged. Send the person who tagged you, a link to your tag.

1.i don't know swimming , even though there is river within 100 metres from my home.

2. number of movies watched by me in "movie theater" is less then 20. ( don't know the exact number but sure of <20 .

3.i am big fan of lawn tennis , but got chance to play only one months back.

4: my favourite actor is amir khan , fav actresses keep on changing.

5. i hate queues , specially if i have to get in queue to get food.

6.My plans hardly fail, but situation is changing these days ( some of my plans have failed).

7.I get envious of others' writing skill while reading some blog entries or reading some nice articles in news paper.( there are really some good bloggers).

8.I am exploring my sense of humour and i wish i never attain maxima in this field.

9.i hate myself when i hate others.

10.I get so serious at times even though the reason may be so small.( bad thing about me).

11.I wish i have big repository of "topic-to-talk" ,so that there is no lack of topics when i talk to someone.

12.I want to go restaurant and order things without looking at the price.most of the times the situation is , I know the amount of will i have to pay even before actual bill comes.

13.i have never been a tourist. Hope to visit some places as tourist.

14."Samosa" is my favourite snack.

15.i have donated blood once and would like to donate blood regularly.

16.never got chance to cast a "vote".want to become part of democracy soon.

17.i have never been comfortable with my "mobile phone".I use it only when it is so important.

18.i love to hear songs in different languages and also love folk songs.( if i have to name i like Nepali, Arabic songs).

19.i always try to be different and end up facing difficult situation.

20.when i try to use patience , it becomes really difficult to do that.

21.bad shopper i am, it is really difficult to choose what i want while shopping.

22.i love out of season rain i.e when it starts raining in middle of summer season.

23. fashion for me in being simple .( diplomatic statement always works).

24. I don't want to get bugged by "modern gadgets", but i have been bugged by my computer. Can't imagine life without computer.

25.i always search for new hobbies , but missing new hobbies for quite sometimes.

that's is all from me, i am in real hurry while typing this. Won't be using Internet for 8 days.Before closing "happy holi" to every one.

Friday, March 6, 2009

"lost": Project complete


After some demanding days , today was some relaxation as there was 1 day gap in my mid-semester exam schedule . So last night i "cashed" this situation by watching remaining episodes of "LOST" series . To be more specific , i did watch 14 episodes ( within 14 ) hours (b/w 4pm and 6am).

I started watching "LOST" on 28th january . So this was long project watching 95 episodes ( 4 complete seasons and 7 episodes of season 5 ). This was certainly not easy work considering 50 mins each episode and weird storytelling concept used in this series . There were moments when i really felt , "why i am watching this". Finally it feels good , i have successfully watched them all.

Those who are still confused , "lost" is story of plane crash survivors who crash on a mysterious island . The location of the shooting , hawaii , was really great . without any doubt "the island" is the actual hero in this series ( as aptly shown ). While watching the series , i did know why this series is called "most expensive series ever ".
Like all other series many things i did learn from this series. All the caracters were so good ( many more episodes are to be aired ). Somethings that i did learn from some characters are....

Jack: Always be helpful to others and don't let others decide what you can not do.

Kate :there is always chance of getting over our past mistakes. we can't chage past but can live present in our own way (difficulties will be there).

Sowyer
: being emotional doesn't mean one has to show them .

Sayid
: Never be so sure of anything, let there be scope of plan B.

Claire : Be so nice to others , it works most of the time.( her style of speaking was so good ).

Ana lucia : Being tough can lead us becoming trouble for others ( oneself as well ), so flexibility required.

This blog entry is getting longer, before closing , those who have not seen this, watch when you have ample time to kill and watch out the beautiful setting of this "tv-series" the mysterious island and what the mysteries are.