Monday, March 28, 2005

<*-*> Holi Holi Hain... !!! <*-*>

It was holli last weekend. Played holi, the festival of colors with my Niece and Nephew. It was great fun ..

Gowri and Bhargav preparing holi ..

My sister joins...

Bhargva Gowri and me

Thursday, March 24, 2005


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Tuesday, March 22, 2005

Trip to Srirangapattana

We had planned it last month itself. Some how postponed to Mar 20th. We wanted to go somewhere. Place has not been decided till last thursday. One of the folks proposed a place called Gosai Ghat near Sriranga Pattana. It was RSS gang. We call an RSS trip as a Sahal.

All folks came to my place on Saturday night. We had plans to prepare Chapathi and Tomoto Onion Curry ( "Gojju" ) for the next day breakfast. It was a total team effort. Guys had bought provisions for the various menu items. Like Atta, Rice, Vegitables, Milk, Oil, Masala Mix etc etc. Jayram, our cheif chef started by preparing the Chapathi mix. Murali and Soma and Jayram started preparing round shaped chapathi by Kneading the dough, we call this process as "Lattisu" . Jayram and I started Frying. Manohar was busy in cutting the vegitables for curry.. Shivasharan and Shivakumar were assistants for us. We started at around 10:30 PM and finished 50 Chapathis by 1 AM .. Man we have taken so much of time..

Preparing Chapathis Chapathi

We slept turning on our alarms at 4:45AM. Alas!! it did its job very sincerly. We had to get up so early.. All were ready by 6. Gopi and Soma brought the 14 seater Tempo Traveller. We started by 6:30 and reached Srirangapattana at around 10:30 AM. Went to sangama to have breakfast. Our beloved Chapathis.. Sangama is a cool place. River Kaveri and Lokapavani meet there.

From their we started to Gosai Ghat which is around 3 KM from Sangama. What a pleasant place it was. We spent almost the whole day there. Were in water for more than 3 hrs. Then at 12:30 we satrted cooking. Menu was Bisi bele bath (aka. BBB) and Curd Rice. We started from scratch. Again it was Jayram, Venkatesh Ji, Murli and myself were the chefs. BBB and Curd Rice were ready in an hour. This time we were little fast.

Next destination was Nimishamba Temple. Went there by 4. The idol was very very attractive. After we spent some time there we strated back to Bangalore.

Reached Bangalore by 8:30PM..

An old temple in Sangama Sangama
Teppa Ride near Nimishamba TempleDSCN2228
A Temple Gopura at Gosai GhatDSCN2302
Another Beautiful GopuraDSCN2331
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Karthik and Ananth DSCN2279
Farmers working in fields.

Taken from moving Bus.
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Long way to go with cattleDSCN2258
What a balanceDSCN2237

Monday, March 21, 2005

Inki Pinki Ponki

Originally uploaded by Karthik1.
Had been to a place called Gosai Ghat near Srirangapattana this Sunday.. This was shot there.. Wud write abt this trip later..

This flow is called "Kanigale" in Kannada

Friday, March 18, 2005

Time Table - Dont miss anything ...

My niece Gowri, studying in 6th standard had made her days ready with fantastic plans and time table.. I just took snap of it .. Take a look at it and have fun

Sheet one

Sheet Two

Thursday, March 17, 2005

Airtel - BSNL

I know they are rivals .. But why should they act this way. They dont talk properly. I use Airtel. I dont get calls from BSNL properly. Frieds shout at me saying why I dont take their calls. sometimes have problems to reach BSNL. Is it purposely done for business politics or is it technical issue. I am not sure..

Sunday, March 13, 2005

All Hands Meet

2 weeks back one of our Managers called for a meeting regaring All Hands Meet.. In our Account called e-Procurement, we have arond 10-12 projects running containing around 80 folks. Getting all of them on one platform for a couple of hours and lightening our work pressure was the theme of All Hands Meet.. It was just an initiatoin.. From there we took everything on our hands.

Sam David was proposed to be as the Chief Architect of the the whole event. Then we formed a 10 membered co-ordinators team. The whole work was distributed in a very beautiful manner.

Team ReceptionLead by Dhanya
Team Games Lead by Justin
Team Music and Entertainment Lead by Srini and Dhanunjay
Team Food CourtKirthikant
Team Stage 1 and Cheif Co-ordinatorLead by Rajesh Gerald
Team of Stage 2 and Team Media ManagementLead by Nagendra
Team of Luck DrawLead by Krishna Kumar (KK)
Team Master of CeremonyShivani and Karthik
Chief Even OrganiserSam David

In total there were around 35 people involved in the execution. It was a total team event. ..

All Co-Ordinators are here

From left Nagi, Dhanunjay, Kirthikanth, Justin, Dhanya, Srini, Shivani, Krishnakumar, Karthik ( Mahu is blocking me ), Sam, Rajesh

It was superb team work and wonderfully executed. I was also the part of Music team. Sang a duet and a group song. Duet was "Aaja sanam madhur Chandini mein hum" from the movie Chori Chori (1956)

and the group song was "Ek tu hi bharosa" from the movie Pukar. Both came out quite well..
From Left Prerana, Praveen, Lavanya (Better known as Lata of IBM), Me, Shivani
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Some of us got an Award called Bravo!! Chithra (Business Area Manager) Reading the names, Rajaram (Her manager) Presenting, Mahu ( my manager) helping them
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There was a Game called "When in Rome Dress Like Romans" Here are the output of the game
From left name forgot, Praveen, Funny, Rahul
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Shivani and I were Masters of Ceremony Executed pretty well
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At last shot a Group Photo .. ( Thanks to office boy for clicking this shot so well )
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Wednesday, March 09, 2005

ninna kai hiDidaaga

After a long break I have written this

ನಿನ್ನ ಕೈ ಹಿಡಿದಿರಲು ..

ಚೆಲುವೆಯ ಕೈ ಹಿಡಿದಿರಲು
ಮನವು ಒಂದೆಡೆ ನಿಲ್ಲದು
ಹೃದಯ ಬಡಿತವು ಕಿವಿಗೆ ಕೇಳುವ
ತೆರದಿ ಹೃದಯವು ಕುಣಿವುದು

ಚೆಲುವೆಯ ಕೈ ಹಿಡಿದಿರಲು
ಗಡಿಯಾರದ ಕೈಗಳೇಕೆ
ಬುಗುರಿಯಂತೆ ಸುತ್ತುವುದು ?
ಏಕೆ ಅಲ್ಲೇ ನಿಲ್ಲದು

ಚೆಲುವೆಯ ಕೈ ಹಿಡಿದಿರಲು
ಆ ಸ್ಪರ್ಶಕೆ ಮೈ ಮರೆತಿರಲು
ಹಸಿವೆ ಎಲ್ಲಿ ಹೋಗುವುದು ?
ದಣಿವೆ ಎಲ್ಲಿ ಹಾರುವುದು ?

ಚೆಲುವೆಯ ಕೈ ಹಿಡಿದಿರಲು
ಅವಳ ಬೆವೆತ ಹಸ್ತವದು
ಮೃದುವಾಗಿಹ ಕೈಯನ್ನು
ಬೆಣ್ಣೆಗಿಂತಾ ಮೃದುವಾಗಿಸುವುದು

ಚೆಲುವೆಯ ಕೈ ಹಿಡಿದಿರಲು
ಮಗುವಿನ ಆ ಮುಗ್ಧತೆ
ವನವಾಸಿಯ ಸರಳತೆ
ಎಲ್ಲ ನನ್ನ ಆವರಿಸುವುದು

ಚೆಲುವೆಯ ಕೈ ಹಿಡಿದಿರಲು
ತಂಗಾಳಿ ಬೀಸುವುದು
ಹಕ್ಕಿ ಕಲರವ ಕೇಳುವುದು
ಹೂಗಳು ತಲೆ ತೂಗುವುದು

ಚೆಲುವೆಯ ಕೈ ಹಿಡಿದಿರಲು
ಇರುವೆ ದುಂಬಿ ಹಕ್ಕಿಗಳು
ಜೇಡ, ಹಸು, ನುಸಿ ನೊಣಗಳೆಲ್ಲ
ನಮ್ಮ ಆಶೀರ್ವಾದಿಸುವುವು

ಚೆಲುವೆ, ಏನಾಗಲಾಗದಿರಲಿ
ನಾ ನಿನ್ನ ಕೈ ಬಿಡೆನು,
ಹಾ!! ನಿನ್ನ ಕೈ ಬಿಡೆನು..


Tuesday, March 08, 2005


It was shilpa's birthday yesterday.. Happy Birthday Shilpa.
We all had gone for bowling.. Yes to Amoeba. It was great fun ..
But ... sad think is out of 5 players ( Shilpa, Karthik, Sowmya, Yashu, Raju bhava) I scored least mammeee

More than anything even mom had come and even she bowled. Infact we forced her to bowl. She enjoyed :)...

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Sowmya and I presented her a cute Chain and Ear ring. She liked it very much.

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Thursday, March 03, 2005

5deg above Mean Temp

According to Bangalore's average high temp for Feb is 29.6. But all the days of the last week has witnessed temp more than the avg. Yesterday it was 34deg celsius. Why ???

I can list some here:

1. Number of trees that have been cut for construction activities is more than 2000 last year.
2. Conversion of green belts to residential sites.
3. Almost ZERO agricultural land inside city
4. Closing of Lakes
5. Too much of traffic. No proper control.
6. High People inflow

Can you list some more ??

Wednesday, March 02, 2005

Dead Black Labrador

Been to one of my friends place. He has this balckie. Love to see the deep dead black skin :)