Thursday, December 30, 2004
Wednesday, December 29, 2004
Monday, December 27, 2004
One of my colleagues, from chennai was in Chennai yesterday when Tsunami
hit Chennai beach. He said, he was in deep sleep when Monster hit the
coast, ( uff very bad... lazy boy.. sleeping till 7:30 ??? ). His mom felt
that she was going in hectic train in her dreams. (Aunty bad too ..
sleeping till 7:30 ?? hmm ). After a major wobbling she got up and woke
this guy up. Every one realized its an earth quake..... Oh my God.. run run
run ... All vacated the apartment complex towards the street. Stayed there
for 30 min then got back in. Then he said, he went near Marina beach to see
the tragedy.. Many people are missing... I am feeling vey bad :(
Thursday, December 23, 2004
Let me try to comment on october, which is supposed to be 10th month of the year.
Septa, meaning 7 ( derived from sanskrit Sapta), So September means 7th month
Octa, meaning 8 ( derived from sanskrit Ashta),So October means 8th month
Novem, meaning 9 ( derived from sanskrit Nava)So November means 9th month
Deca, meaning 10 ( derived from sanskrit Dasha)So December means 10th month
Having this logic continued Jan and Feb will be 11th and 12th month respectively. This means March will be First month. But somehow, in the history, this convention of starting the year from March has been changed to Jan. Actually Indian Calendar starts from around Mid March. Also even today Financial Year in India starts from March.
We flew and reached Hyderabad at 6:15. Then we went to Hussain sagar and necklace road. It was really good.
From there I went to Hotel Fortune Katriya and Sridhar went home.
Next day: It was interview day. Had executive breakfast buffet.. It all started by 9:30 and ended by 6. Then we all went to Charminar by auto for shopping.
Did some shopping went back to hotel, checked out and went to Sridhar's place.
Next day: Trip to Ramoji Film city.. We booked a ambassador car. Sridhar, his sister and I started to Ramoji by 9 and reached there by 10. We took a executive package and had very nice time there. Came back home by 4PM
Came back to Bangalore next day ..
Tuesday, December 14, 2004
Monday, December 13, 2004
Friday, December 10, 2004
Monday, December 06, 2004
Departure from Bangalore to Trivandrum
Padmanabha Swamy Temple
Kuthiramalika (Puthenmalika) Palace Museum
Veli Tourist Village
Travel to Alleypey
Then to Kumarakom
Then back to Bangalore
Sunday, December 05, 2004
I took an a certification exam.. It's CSQA ( Certified Software Quality Analysist) conducted by QAI (Quality Assurance Institute). It was a tough exam. It required me to sit and study a 300 page book called CBOK. I had taken a week's vacation for the exam. Exam contained 4 papers, 2 objectives and 2 subjective papers. 3 papers were easy. The last one was little tough. Somehow I finished it.. :))
Friday, November 26, 2004
ನಿನ್ನ ಮೊಗದ ಮೊದಲ ನೋಟ
ನಾಟಿ ನನ್ನ ಮನದ ತೋಟ
ಏರಿ ಹೃದಯ ಬಡಿತದೋಟ
ಅದುವೆ ಮೊದಲ ಪ್ರೇಮ ಮಾಟ
ಕಣ್ಣ ಬಳಸಿ ಸಲಹೋ ರೆಪ್ಪೆ
ಹಣ್ಣ ಬಳಸಿ ಕಾಯೋ ಸಿಪ್ಪೆ
ನಿನ್ನ ಬಳಸಿ ನಾನು ನಿಲ್ಪೆ
ಮೊದಲ ಪ್ರೇಮ ಸಾಕ್ಷಿಯಂತೆ
ದಡವು ನದಿಗೆ ಉಗಮದಿಂದ
ಕಡಲ ಸೇರೋ ವರೆಗೂ ಕಾಯುವಂತೆ
ನನ್ನ ಮೊದಲ ಪ್ರೇಮವನ್ನು
ಕೊನೆಯವರೆಗೂ ಕಾಯೋ ಆಸೆ
Wednesday, November 24, 2004
Time: 8:00 PM
Scene: Bhargav is watching a test match in ESPN, India Vs South Africa. Now my sister wants to somehow convince him to switch to a Kannada channel. Here it goes..
Sister: Hey, Bhargav which match is this ..
Bhargav: Ma .. its India Vs South Africa.. Gambhir and Sehwag has played really well..
Sister: Oh is it.. (Thinking he might get convinced if she says its an old match).. Is it Live match, Bhargav?
Bhargav: Well.. (Very innoscently) it was Live ma..
ha ha ha . I fell down on floor to laugh at loud.. for his hidden sense of humor..
Monday, November 22, 2004
Thursday, November 18, 2004
ನಮ್ಮ ಅಕ್ಕನ ಮಗನ ಹುಟ್ಟು ಹಬ್ಬದ ದಿನ, ಬೆಳಿಗ್ಗೆ ನಮ್ಮಕ್ಕ ಏನೇನೋ ತುಂಬ ಕೆಲ್ಸ ಮಾಡ್ತಾ ಇದ್ಲು. ಅವಳ ಮಗ (8 ವರ್ಷದ ಹುಡುಗ) ಅಪರೂಪಕ್ಕೆ ಸಹಾಯ ಮಾಡ್ತ ಇದ್ದ. ಆಗ ಆದ ಘಟನೆ:
ಅಕ್ಕ: ಭಾರ್ಗವ, ನೀನು ಎಷ್ಟು ಚೆನ್ನಾಗಿ ಕೆಲ್ಸ ಮಾಡಿ ನನಗೆ help ಮಾಡ್ತೀಯ.. Good Boy... ನೀನು ಹೀಗೆ ಯಾವಾಗ್ಲೂ ಯಾಕೆ ಇರಲ್ಲ ??
ಭಾರ್ಗವ್: ಅಮ್ಮ ನಿನಗೆ ದಿನಾ ನನಗೆ chocolate ಕೊಡ್ಸೋ mood ಇರತ್ತ ??
ಭಾರ್ಗವ್: ಹಾಗೆ ನನ್ಗೆ ದಿನಾ ನಿನಗೆ help ಮಾಡೋ mood ಇರಲ್ಲಮ್ಮ..
nammanEli naDeda joke:
namma akkana magana huTTu habbada dina, beLigge nammakka EnEnO tuMba kelsa mADtA idlu. avaLa maga (8 varShada huDuga) aparUpakke sahAya mADta idda. Aga Ada GaTane:
akka: BArgava, nInu eShTu chennAgi kelsa mADi nanage help mADtIya.. Good Boy.... nInu hIge yAvAglU yAke iralla ??
BArgav: amma ninage dinA nanage chocolate koDsO mood iratta ??
BArgav: hAge nange dinA ninage help mADO mood irallamma..
Friday, November 12, 2004
Saturday, November 06, 2004
Thursday, November 04, 2004
Tuesday, October 26, 2004
ಗಂಡನೊಮ್ಮೆ ತನ್ ಕಲ್ಲು ಹೊಟ್ಟ್ಯನ್ನು ಸವರುತ
ಸತಿ ಸುತರಿಗೆ ಕೇಳುವಂತೆ ದೃಢ ಸಂಕಲ್ಪವ ಮಾಡಿದ, ದೃಢ ಸಂಕಲ್ಪವ ಮಾಡಿದ
ಪ್ರತಿನಿತ್ಯವೂ ಯೋಗಾಸನ ಪಥ್ಯ ಗಿಥ್ಯ ಮಾಡುತ
ಗ್ಯಾರಂಟೀ ಕರಗಿಸುವೆನು ಬೃಹತ್ ಜಠರ ಕಾಯವ, ಬೃಹತ್ ಜಠರ ಕಾಯವ
ಒಗ್ಗರಣೆಯ ಸಾಸಿವೆಯದು ಚಿಟಚಿಟ ಕಲರವಿಸುತೆ
ಕ್ಷಣಮಾತ್ರದಿ ಶಬ್ದವೆಲ್ಲ ಸ್ತಬ್ಧವಾಯ್ತು ನೋಡುತೆ
ಬೇಳೆ ಸುರಿದು ಸತಿಯು ಒಗ್ಗರಣೆಗೆ ಹನಾದಳು ಮಸಿಯುತ
ಪತಿದೇವನ ಸಂಕಲ್ಪವೂ ಸಾಸಿವೆಯಂತೆ ಚಿಟ ಚಿಟ
TVಯಲ್ಲಿ Tom&Jerry ನೋಡುತಿದ್ದ ಬಾಲಕ
Tom ಬೆಕ್ಕದು Jerry ಹಿಡಿಯಲು ಸಂಕಲ್ಪವ ಮಾಡುತ
ಶತ ಶತ ಪ್ರಯತ್ನ ಮಾಡಿ Tom ಸೋತಿತು ಸೊರಗುತ
ನೋಡುತಿದ್ದ ಮುಗ್ಧ ಬಾಲ ಉರುಳಿ ಉರುಳಿ ನಲಿಯುತ
ಕೋಣೆಯೊಳಗಿ ಚಾಪೆ ಹಾಸಿ ಯೋಗಕೆಂದು ಸಿದ್ಧನಾಗಿ
ಕೋಣೆ ಕದವ ಮುಂದೆ ಮಾಡಿ ಶುರು ಮಾಡಿದ ಗಂಡನು
ಅರ್ಧ ಗಂಟೆ ಬಳಿಕ ಸುತನು ಕದದ ಸಂದಿಯಲ್ಲಿ ಇಣುಕಿ
ಗೊರಕೆ ಕೇಳಿ ಒಳಗೆ ಹೋಗಿ ಅಪ್ಪಗೆ ಹೀಗೆಂದನು
ಅಪ್ಪ ಅಪ್ಪ ಏನು ಮಾಡುತಿರುವೆ ಚಾಪೆ ಮೇಲೆ ಮಲಗಿ
ಇದರ ಹೆಸರು ಶವಾಸನವು ನಿನಗೆ ಅರ್ಥವಾಗದೆಂದು
ಇಷ್ಟರಲ್ಲೆ ಮಡದಿ ತಂದ ತಟ್ಟೆ ತುಂಬ ದೋಸೆ ತಿಂದ
ಸಾರ್ಥಕತೆಯ ಭಾವದಿಂದ ಕೆಲಸಕೆಂದು ಹೊರಟು ನಿಂತ
Monday, October 25, 2004
ನಮನ ಗಣಪತಿಗೆ ತತ್ವನಾದವಗೆ ವಿಶ್ವದಣುವಣುವ ಕರ್ತನಿಗೆ
ಪೂರ್ಣ ಬ್ರಹ್ಮಾಂಡ ಧರಿಸಿದಾತನಿಗೆ ನಮನವಿದು ಲಯ ಕರ್ತನಿಗೆ
ಎಲ್ಲ ಜೀವಿಗಳ ಆತ್ಮನಾದವನೆ ಹರಸು ನನ್ನಯ ಹರಸುತನೆ
ಹರಸು ನಿನ್ನಯ ನಾಮ ನುಡಿವನ ಹರಸು ಸ್ಮರಿಸುತ ಕೇಳ್ವನ
ಹರಸು ಮೂಡಣದಿಂದ ನನ್ನಯ ಹರಸು ದಕ್ಷಿಣದಿಂದಲಿ
ಹರಸು ಪಡುವಣದಿಂದ ನನ್ನಯ ಹರಸು ಉತ್ತರದಿಂದಲಿ
ಹರಸು ಗಣಪನೆ ಊರ್ಧ್ವದಿಶಿಯಲಿ ಹರಸು ಅಧರದ ದಿಶಿಯಲಿ
ಎಲ್ಲ ದಿಕ್ಕುಗಳಿಂದ ನನ್ನನೆ ರಕ್ಷಿಸೋ ಗಣಾಥನೆ
ನೀನು ವಾಜ್ಮಯ ನೀನು ಚಿನ್ಮಯ ನೀನು ಆನಂದ ಪೂರನು
ನೀನು ಬ್ರಹ್ಮಮಯಾದಿ ಪೂಜಿತ ನೀನು ಅದ್ವಿತೀಯನು
ಮೂರು ದೇಹ ಕಾಲಾತೀತನೆ ಸರ್ವ ಶಕ್ತ್ಯುತ ಗಣಪನೆ
ಪಂಚಭೂತವು ನೀನೆ ಆಗಿಹೆ ಮೂಲಾಧಾರದಿ ನಿಂತಿಹೆ
ನೀಲ ಗಗನದಿ ಸೂರ್ಯ ಚಂದ್ರರು ಸದಾ ಇರುವವರಂತೆಯೇ
ನಿನ್ನ ಮೇಲಿನ ನನ್ನ ಭಕ್ತಿಯು ಸದಾ ಇರಲೆಂದು ಬೇಡುವೆ"
namana gaNapatige tatvanaadavage
poorNa brahmaaMDa dharisidaatanige
namanavidu laya kartanige
ella jeevigaLa aatmanaadavane
harasu nannaya harasutane
harasu ninnaya naama nuDivana
harasu smarisuta kELvana
harasu mooDaNadiMda nannaya
harasu paDuvaNadiMda nannaya
harasu gaNapane oordhvadishiyali
harasu adharada dishiyali
ella dikkugaLiMda nannane
neenu vaajmaya neenu chinmaya
neenu aanaMda pooranu
neenu brahmamayaadi poojita
mooru dEha kaalaateetane
sarva shaktyuta gaNapane
paMchabhootavu neene aagihe
neela gaganadi soorya chaMdraru
ninna mElina nanna bhaktiyu
sadaa iraleMdu bEDuve"
Thursday, October 21, 2004
Wednesday, October 20, 2004
At last it was friday. We were waiting eagerly for it. We had planned to go for a Team outing to Kuduremukh and nearby places. We strated from office at about 10PM in 2 buses. One of the buses could not reach our office on time because of the heacy traffic.
After the whole night journey we reached Kalasa, where we had booked a couple of hotels to accommodate around 60 people.
We had climb down thousands of steps to reach beneath the waterfalls. It was amazing falls. Spend a couple of hours there. Hanuman gunDi Ganga moola Tug-of-war Fire in the mountain run run run My Girl Friend ??
From there we started a place called Ganga moola, where in we had to trek for a couple of KM. We reached a kinda jungle where in a big structure of rocks were found. That was supposed to be the origin point of three rivers, Tunga, Bhadra and Netravati.
From there we led to a place caled Nature camp where in we had our lunch. It was amazing place. Very beautiful place. We had our lunch, played some games and spent some 3-4 hours there.
We were all tired like hell. We relaxed at camp fire at night. Had some team games. Enjoyed a lot. There was prize distribution and other ceremonies. Had dinner and slept off..
Sunday early morning we led to Hornad, to see Annapoorneshwari devi. It was very near from Kalasa. We were back at around 9. Had breakfast on a hilly place. Enjoyed a lot.
We checked out rooms after breakfast and started back towards bangalore. We visited Halebeedu. Near Halebeedu we had our lunch. Spent a lot of time at Halebeedu. Did some shopping etc. Started towards Bangalore.. Had dinner in some dhabha.. Reached office by modnight.
We had climb down thousands of steps to reach beneath the waterfalls. It was amazing falls. Spend a couple of hours there.
Fire in the mountain run run run
My Girl Friend ??
Tuesday, October 05, 2004
First one was Logo and Caption competition for this outing..
My caption was --> Work-O-ma Relaxangamaya
However dint get selected.
Winning Logo is
I conducted Quiz program. uff.. very tough to get questions.. any way it was really good.. we all enjoyed a lot.. here is a snap shot..
Sometime back I had told you guys that we had performed a skit called Modern RamayaN and I took Seeta's role. Here are some pics .. Enjoy..
Seeta and Ram
Seeta and Lakshman
Seeta and Ravan
Funny part is I got best actor award hahhaa
PS: Thanks to Vallabhi for teaching me an alternative to PhotoBlog..
Monday, October 04, 2004
ಅತ್ತಿತ್ತ ಅಲೆದಾಡುವ ಜಿಂಕೆಯಂತೆ
ನನ್ನ ಕಂಗಳು ಅರಸುತಿದ್ದರೂ
ತೆರೆಯಾಚೆ ಮರೆಯಾಗಿಹ ನೀನು
ಗಮನಿಸದೆ ಹೋದೆಯ .. ನನ್ನ ಕಂಗಳ ತವಕವ
ಚಾಮರಕೆ ಸಾಟಿಯಾಗಿ ಕಿವಿ ನಿಮಿರಿ
ಸವಿದನಿಯ ಕೇಳಲು ಹಾತೊರಿದಿದ್ದರೂ
ಮೆಲುದನಿಯಲೆ ನುಲುಗುತ್ತ ನೀನು
ಗಮನಿಸದೆ ಹೋದೆಯ .. ನನ್ನ ಕಿವಿಗಳ ತವಕವ
ಮಳೆಗಾಗಿ ಕಾತುರದಿ ಕಾಯುವ ಚಾತಕದಂತೆ
ನನ್ನ ಮನವು ನಿನ್ನ ಸೇರಲು ಹಾತೊರೆಯುತಿರಲು
ನಿನ್ನೊಳಗೆ ಮುಳುಗಿಹ ನೀನು
ಗಮನಿಸದೆ ಹೋದೆಯ .. ನನ್ನ ಮನದ ತವಕವ
ಶಮಿಸೆಯಾ ನೂರಾರು ತವಕವ ?
ನೀಗಿಸೆಯಾ ನೂರಾರು ಬಯಕೆಯ ?
Sunday, October 03, 2004
I was actually sitting on a stone bench on footpath of JC road. I had to paint my bike's number plate.
"who is this" I asked her.She was actually my colleague. She asked me whether I have seen her cell phone. Actually previous evening she had come to my place to listen to some music. She doubted whether she might have left it near my desk and I might have safely kept it somewhere. But I did not have any idea about it. So I tol I am not sure. She was almost like crying. She loved her cute phone very much.
Came back to office and visited her and told her she would defintely get it back. Bad thing is she had switched that off as battery was down.
Afternoon at around 3 she was ran out of office and back with her beloved phone. She came to me explained the whole story. Actually she had lost her phone in an Auto the previous evening. That Auto driver had seen that phone in morning and tried to reach her home number at her home town and informed that she had left in his Auto itself and then her parents had called her and told all these things. and she contacted him and he came back to office to give that phone back..
Great guy.. I am feeling very proud. Very happy as she got her beloved phone tooo.. Just wanted to share it with you guys.
Thursday, September 30, 2004
KannadaAudio.com Forum - sphaTika:
Dedication to -> subbu
(shaili --> sarvajnana vachana )
ಸ್ನೇಹವೆಂಬುದೊಂದು ಸ್ಫಟಿಕ ಮಣಿಯಣ್ಣ,
ಮಲಿನವಿಲ್ಲದ ಮಣಿಯಣ್ಣ, ಶುದ್ಧತೆಗೆ
ಮತ್ತೊಂದು ಹೆಸರೇ ಸ್ನೇಹವಣ್ಣ
ಸ್ನೇಹವೆಂಬುದೊಂದು ಸ್ಫಟಿಕ ಮಣಿಯಣ್ಣ,
ಅದರಲ್ಲಿ ಬಹಳ ತಂಪುಂಟು, ಧರಿಸಿದರೆ
ಬಾಳೆಲ್ಲ ತಂಪು ಕೇಳಣ್ಣ
ಸ್ನೇಹವೆಂಬುದೊಂದು ಸ್ಫಟಿಕ ಮಣಿಯಣ್ಣ,
ಫಳ ಫಳ ಹೊಳೆಯೋ ಮಣಿಯಣ್ಣ, ಕಷ್ಟಗಳ
ಕತ್ತಲೆಗೆ ಬೆಳಕಾಗೊ ಮಣಿಯಣ್ಣ
ಸ್ನೇಹವೆಂಬುದೊಂದು ಸ್ಫಟಿಕ ಮಣಿಯಣ್ಣ,
ಅತ್ಯಂತ ಸೂಕ್ಷ್ಮ ಮಣಿಯಣ್ಣ, ಜಾರಿದರೆ
ಚೂರಾಗೋ ನಾಜೂಕು ಮಣಿಯಣ್ಣ
Monday, September 27, 2004
Sunday, September 26, 2004
Friday, September 24, 2004
We had a team of 6-7 guys and ahd around 10 days time to prepare. We decided to do a skit called The Modern Ramayana. All roles were decided among us. Narration was mine. As there are no girls in my team .. Alas.. so sad :(( !!! one of guys had agreed to take Sita's role. All was going very good until Sita suddenly had to attend a training. We had almost dropped it. The director and Script writer was sitting as if the whole sky has fallen on him.. No wanted to step back.
Thats the time we called one of the co-ordinators to our practice room. We just asked whether he can perfomr any of the roles. He was so restraint. He told he can not come on stage. Then we just staged a practice one of us took Sita's role as double acting and performed. Seeying this our co-ordinator got a great enthu and confidence and told that he can be narrator. But who would become Sita now !
Ok.. I was kicked out of Narrator's role, I never had any problems in taking Sita's role. We performed really very well. All enjoyed like anything..
At last was the announcement for Best actor award.. I could not believe myself, I was awarded .. I mentally thanked the person who went for training...
Saturday, September 18, 2004
Wednesday, September 15, 2004
Am not responding my friends' mails, calls..
I am not asking what my mother wants..
Not helping my sister in cooking.
Not hanging out with my chaDDi dOsts..
Not posting messages in KannadaAudio.
Not writing Kavanas. ..
Not updating Blogs..
Just getting up in the morning... come to office.. work like hell go back home have food sleep..
I have become waste body..
I was spending a lot to my personal things when I was in US. I need to correct it.
Monday, September 13, 2004
Friday, September 10, 2004
We have All Hands Meet on 21st. We are preparing some Skits etc for that.
Planning for a Trek to Waynadu in the month of Oct. Excited to see this kind of activities in our company for the first time in my three years of experience.
Holing tight for all those team events ..
Thursday, September 09, 2004
Feeling very happy being at home..
I had got a wonderful and pleasant reception from my family. My mom, sisters', BILs, kids have come to Airport to receive me. House was decorated by kids to receive their mama. I was actually embrassed. But felt very very happy..
Wednesday, September 01, 2004
Dedicated all folks of KannadaAudio.com
This was written before I returned from US. When I came here to US, I had no friends. KannadaAudio.com gave me all I missed. Now I am returning home missing all my friends.
In this confused state of missing friends and joy of going home I have written this poem
Tuesday, August 31, 2004
जननी जन्मभूमिश्च स्वर्गादपि गरीयसि ॥
यदा राम-लक्ष्मणौ लंका नगरीम् प्रविष्यवन्तौ, लक्ष्मणॆन उच्यतॆ यत् वयम् अत्रैव वसामः , ऎतत् नगरी अतीव सुंदरी इति । तत्क्ष्णम् राममुखॆन श्लॊकमिदं उदितम् ॥
In seach of Seeta, Rama with his brother Lakshmana enters Lanka, the beatiful city. Lakshmana seeying that beauty asks his beloved brother whether they can stay there it self.. Rama being maryaadda purushottama, replies him with this famous verse.
Meaning: Hey Lakshmana, evethough Lanka is very cool place to stay, I dont like it as Mother and Mother Lands are more than Heaven ..
Folks.. so do I feel.. 6 months back arrived in the US for project work. Learnt a lot, got many new friends, experienced all the excitement.. but can not stay more.. Mother and Motherland is calling me back .. Flying back to Bangalore starting on 4th .. Very very excited to go back..
Ashwini avaru koTTa 'ardhaaMgi' annuva tale barahakke
nanna maamooli dONi saagali shailinallide..
Friday, August 27, 2004
Tuesday, August 24, 2004
ರವಿಯು ಮೂಡುವ ಮೂಡಣದಿ ಏಕೆನ್ನುವುದೆ ಆ ಯೋಚನೆ,
ಉದಯ ರವಿಯಿಂ ಸ್ಪೂರ್ತಿ ತಳೆಯುತ ದಿನವ ಬೆಳಗೋ ಚಿಂತನೆ
ನದೆಯ ಮೂಲವದೆಲ್ಲಿದೆಯೋ ನಾ ತಿಳಿಯಬೇಕದು ಯೋಚನೆ,
ಸಲಿಲ ಸರಿತೆಯ ತಟದಿ ವಿಹರಿಸಿ ದುಗುಡ ಮರೆವುದೇ ಚಿಂತನೆ
ತನ್ನ ಬದಲಿಸೋ ಯತ್ನದಿಂದಲೆ ಪರರ ಮೆಚ್ಚಿಸೋ ಯೋಚನೆ,
ತಾನು ತಾನಾಗಿರಲು ಎಲ್ಲರ ಹೃದಯ ಗೆಲ್ಲುವ ಚಿಂತನೆ
ನೆನ್ನೆ ಮೊನ್ನೆಯ ಗತ ದಿನಾಂಕದ ನೋವಿನಲ್ಲಿದೆ ಯೋಚನೆ,
ನಾಳೆ ದಿವಸದ ಹೊಸ ಭವಿಷ್ಯವ ಮಾಡು ಸುಂದರ ಚಿಂತನೆ
ಬಿಡೆಯ ನೇ ನಿನ ಮನಸಿನೊಳಗಿನ ಅರ್ಥವಿಲ್ಲದ ಯೋಚನೆ,
ಸ್ಫೂರ್ತಿ ತಳೆಯುತ ದುಗುಡ ಮರೆಯುತ ಮಾಡು ಸಾರ್ಥಕ ಚಿಂತನೆ
Monday, August 23, 2004
All started when Kannada Audio members decided to meet at Oak Tree Rd, Edison for a Kannada movie called Poorva Para. I decided to hire a car this time, eventhough not driven much here in US. Was quite excited about it. It was a kind of Adventure for me. Here goes my list of preparations:
1. Went to DMV and took drivers manual and read all 12 chapters
2. Called Herts and booked the car
3. MapQuested all the routes and all possible permutation and combinations of return journey. I had plans to goto Phili also.
4. Called all the folks telling my arriving time and my schedule.
5. Took all friends' contact info.
6. Took my laptop, camera and some clothes.......
I was excited when I collected the keys from front desk and I drove a round to acquainted with it. Started from Endicott by 4:30PM towards Dover. When I reached first freeway I80 south I was actually horrified to see the speeds. I was driving at 50.. suddenly I could feel the speed.. everyone was forcing on freeway like anything. For about 5 min I was tensed.. But once I was into it, it was cool. I drove at around 65-70 mph. Its around 100-120 KMPH. Never had drven with such speeds. I could not feel anything. It was very normal. I reached Dover at 7:15PM without any problem..
Subbu and I
Gang at Phiti port
KA boys at New Hope
We with Hertz Alero
Phili road side fountain
First Car I drove on US roads
What a serious Driving
India Flag in Phili
Phili Govt building
Rohan and I at KD's place
What a look
Chandru addressing Viewers
Yet Another Driving Position
Watching movie sitting on floor
Gang at Bridge Water
KA at Bombay Chat
Outside theatre Sri and co
Gang with Chandru
Ice creame session
Girish, myself, Rohan, Vijay, KD, Sri, Subba