Losing and getting my cell phone back !

How much we get attached to things ? How much pain we have to endure when we lose those things ? These questions I never really cared until I lost my cell phone this friday. I had gone for dinner with friends outside and was in a bit of depressive mood that I actually didnt know half the time what I was doing.

And suddenly when I check my pocket for cell phone , its not there. Something heavy dropped down in my stomach. I liked my cell very much. I dunno what really took me – my like for the phone, or the thing that I had lost it or what my parents might say! Then along with my friends Started searching for it. It took a minute to grasp the situation and then i called my number using my friend’s mob. One full ring – no one takes, connection canceled. Another full ring , no answer still. I ran back to the place where I ate , all the while calling my number. I was searching like a mad fellow at the eating place. Then some one took the call. Thank god it was some guy I knew and I got back my phone.

But after I got my phone back , I started wondering. How much we get attached to our stuff. And how bad it is in situations like this. I once had a discussion with hari about losing a cell phone and breaking one’s own phone.He said losing one’s phone is very bad than actually one damaging it oneselves’ knowingly . I guess I get his point now.

PS : I knew the guy like this : He had attended MGL classes and my phone had a Micro SD card named suren and few of my photos in it.

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Damage #4

Of all people who give me damages/kelaas , I will say Hari,Taggy and Alagu take up lead roles but I like it very much
I send a forward to hari and few others like this :
”’
“books say read me ! money says earn me ! time says plan me , flowers say smell me and  my sms says “just remember me” – good evening 🙂
”’

and of all people I sent ,  Hari alone replies and that too in middle of a fun trip like this
”’
books says read me but we dont do that , money says earn me but we dont  do that  too, time says plan  me but we end up wasting money  and  ur sms says remember! Which we are not going to do 😛 patti dog ! where do you get such forwards
”’

you know if you met any of hari,taggy,alagu , you can never hate them if at all you cant like them  enough! And to know them all at a time and be their friends , you cannot complain life hasnt given you enough 🙂

PS : ennake theriyuthu romba over nu ! irunthaaalum ajjest please 😛

Anything for you mam !!

A book on a IIT-an’s Love story By Tushar Raheja !

I loved this book. First, It had nothing to do with the ‘Tejas'(hero) being an IIT-an for it can happen to any Kuppan or Suppan from any college if at all being a college student is an requirement for the story . Next, its narrative style – very amateurish and romantic , making it sweeter ! Then the unbelievable coincidences, (may be they are not true , but who cares ?? ). A good read , particularly when you are pretty much frustrated with your cycle test marks and pathetic CPC scores and in my case both 😛

The missing link !

–BEWARE : Highly philosophical chaat follows —

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You might have seen this image somewhere ! There are many interpretations for this image . Some call its a zen image, some say parashakthi. One interesting observation is that , the white part is the female life form and black , the male counterpart. and there is a proper union only if they co exist and there is a masculinity in every female and a femininity in every male !  Read this abridged excerpt from one of my favourite books by Osho , on meditation,
“… The path for salvation is attained through understanding the actual meaning of one’s life. At the mother’s womb , there comes a stage where the child no more is in nueter gender and chooses either male or female. But after he/she comes out and spends some time in the world he/she realises that lost thing, which is  being searched for now, was not lost outside but inside before it came out ! So there starts the search for the lost male/female counterpart which she/he has lost. At 20 the search is outside ,that is away from you , that is you try to serach the happiness from some one else. At 50 you realise the lost part is within you. Reaching and realising that becomes the path to salvation.But the very fact that the thing you are searching for is inside is only revealed to you once you have finished searching for outside …”
These things have a lot of meaning and every time I think of it , it surprises me. Such wisdom in so few words ! And the book goes on to give more surprising and spiritual aspects. But this post is not about my appreciation of the book for which one blog post is so small to describe.

All I wanted to tell was I am twenty 😛 and I am normal. But telling just that would mean nothing to anyone 🙂

Everything about me # 1

Well , a complete personal post ! In fact a big series of posts ! To start with I am reviewing year 2007 !

2007 was an eventful year !
1. Final Semester for Alagu in college ! We used to spend so much time in sun lab and had lots of lots of fun ! Not to forget the LRSL photo session and the late night talks !
2. At the end of semester we had Algorithms tutorials taught by Prasanna (read Iyer ) and Siddarth(read Dart) which really changed the way I code and think !
3. I GPA eventually scaled down to 7.5 ! (Guess thats where I belong :P)
4. Got a Project under Jayanthi Madam from IIIT Hyderabad ! This gave me a nice experience of how projects could be and how well I can fit into one !
5. I got into Delta core ! Something I was looking forward to and knew some day some how I can get into
6. Then had the most useful time of my college time by conducting MGL ! In fact I never thought one can get so much money by teaching Linux ! (Still have that money and dont have much ideas what to do with that money )
7. Got a new hobby of Topcoding and Spojjing ! Though not fully involved at it yet, that has become a useful/addictive time pass now ! And learnt some python and started to love it 😛
8. Had some real real fun at my hostel with my friends and wing mates with the treats at dabba, volley ball and basket ball , occasional night outs for counter strike (hey i do play sometimes :P), and as usual night outs at sun lab !
9. Went to continue the project at IIIT hyd once again and this time I made some real progress ! Thanks to Hari, Yazhini and Vinod !
10. Not to forget some good time with Manas at hyderabad, especially at Microsoft annual party ! (Pity we both dont/cant drink :P)
11. Other things worth mentioning are “how I met your Mom” series , really funny/enjoyable chats with alagu ,shaggan, getting taggy irritated so easily, hacking spider (read getting caught badly hacking spider) , getting addicted to Calvin & Hobbes and other kutti kutti things 🙂
12. Last but not least , went to palani and shaved off my hair !

Before 2007 started , I had lots of dreams and resolutions ! Few got realized and the resolutions never came into picture :P.

But there is something strange about 2008 ! I didnt feel so happy or enthusiastic about the new year as would be earlier ! Thats why not even a happy new year post . I had got a new mobile (a VERY cool one for my use 🙂 ) , a new bike , a broad-band connection at home, getting a new laptop soon and lots more ! But then there is something which is missing and all these things seem so pointless ! Some times I just cant stop myself thinking , I am just another rat in the rat race !

to be continued …

What else Does Linux Have other than a cool name ???

“Other than the fact Linux has a cool name, could someone explain why I should use Linux over BSD?”

“No. That’s it. The cool name, that is. We worked very hard on creating a name that would appeal to the majority of people, and it certainly paid off: thousands of people are using linux just to be able to say “OS/2? Hah. I’ve got Linux. What a cool name”. 386BSD made the mistake of putting a lot of numbers and weird abbreviations into the name, and is scaring away a lot of people just because it sounds too technical.”
(Linus Torvalds’ follow-up to a question about Linux)