Thursday, December 29, 2005

IBM Outing

Had mentioned in one of previous posts that we were planning for an AHM (All Hands Meet). We had it in Manipal County on 24th Nov 2005.

We initially planned to go by bikes but as it was raining I changed my mind to take my sister's car. I was around 10 KM drive from Silk Board Juntion on Hosur Rd.
As it was a Friday there was considerable amount of Traffic on that rd (As usual)

The whole day was divided into many things.. Too many team building games were planned. Pallavika, Lavanya and myself conducted many games after lunch..

Some snaps are here ...

Ganesha @ Entrace welcoming us.

Whole Group Photo ---> Can you locate me ??

Introducing each other --> There was a game to memorise all others name

Some Games Games were played in teams of 4... They were called Panthers, Cheetahs, Leopards, Jaguars .. I was in the team of Panthers .. Grrrrr

Have you ever played Indoor Lagori .. See here we have played

Wednesday, December 28, 2005

Hurreyyy now I own a "Car"

Another update from myside is I bought a car ..
It was very tough to select a model, color etc.. for the whole month of Nov.. Everything came to an End when my cousin Kishore bought a Santro Xing.. He had come to our place to show the car. After I drove it, I had almost decided that I sould go for it.. I was amazing to drive. He had bought Real Earth Color.. I went and booked the same model in 2 days.. Sowmya was interested too much in Scarlet red color. I had a concern that maintanance of the color would be tough. But atlast I had to go by he words.. (No wonder huh! )

But no regrets ... Its too good color and car is really good... Take a look at it ..


Monday, December 26, 2005

Srirangapattana - Tula Snana Trip

Another trip which Sowmya, Amma (mother) and I went was to Srirangapattana , Pashchima Vahini ..

This one was a kind of piligrim trip.. According to Solar Calendar a month Starting from Oct 15th to Nov 15th (approx) is called Tula Masa (A month called Tula).
In this month taking bath in Rivers is considered to be auspicious.

It all was unplanned. Actually when we got an invitation from Sri Na. Krishnappa, an eminent RSS Pracharak for this event. Sri Na. Krishnappa's elder brother condcuts an event every year for newly wed couples. So we planned to go and take mom also ..

I had taken Jukka's car and drove myself. It's around 120 KM from Bangalore.. It was great drive.. I had never driven car such a long distance in India.. ( I have driven in US )

Here are some snaps..

Mom and Sow


The Venue

Ganga Pooja by all women

Kodai Trip

So Many trips have not been blogged... I will do one by one..

We had tripped to Kodaikanal 2 moths back.. Hmmm.. to be accurate we started on 3rd Nov and were back on 5th Nov.. It was amazing trip

Sowmya and me along with her parents, brother and her cute little doggy tuffy.. ( Click here to see tuffy)

I was amazing trip, we had hired a Tata Safari.. Initially we had booked a Scarpio but just 30 min before our scheduled start time the owner told he can rent out the vehicle. Shucks...
But good thing is he arranged another vehicle for us. Good for us.. We started by 9:30 and reached Palani by evening 6PM. After a nice darshan of Lord Subramanya (Muruga) we reached Hotel at late night.

Here are some snaps...

Way upto Palani Temple using winch

View Croaker's Walk

Me her and Tuffy

Look at the fog

Bicycle ride with two seat .. amazing it was ..


Boat ride in the morning ... (Did u observe the fog... woooo ... it was chilling )

Some time pass at the park .. Shot this in the park... Calling for Partner ?


Friday, December 02, 2005

Cup of Life !!!

Here is something very interesting, so I thought its a good idea to share it with you.....

"A group of alumni, highly established in their careers, got together to visit their old university lecturer. Conversation soon turned into complaints about stress in work and life.

Offering his guests coffee, the lecturer went to the kitchen and returned with a large pot of coffee and an assortment of cups: porcelain, plastic, glass, some plain-looking and some expensive and exquisite, telling them to help themselves to hot coffee.

When all the students had a cup of coffee in hand, the lecturer said: "If you noticed, all the nice-looking, expensive cups were taken up, leaving behind the plain and cheap ones. While it is but normal for you to want only the best for yourselves, that is the source of your problems and stress. What all of you really wanted was coffee, not the cup, but you consciously went for the better cups and are eyeing each other's cups."

"Now, if Life is coffee, then the jobs, money and position in society are the cups. They are just tools to hold and contain Life, but the quality of Life doesn't change." "Sometimes, by concentrating only on the cup, we fail to enjoy the coffee in it."

So folks, don't let the cups drive you...enjoy the coffee instead"

Source: Unknown