Wednesday, October 10, 2007

GMAIL - A Worthy email companion


The gmail email is one of the best email client available today in the web market! Moreover, i have heard that gmail is soon going to revamp its interface and will be bringing quite a few desirable changes!! Lots in store!!

Sunday, October 07, 2007

A Thorny Plant

On the lazy Sunday afternoon, sitting restlessly at home before my PC, i just stole a moment to look out and gleefully my eyes resisted to come back into the room again. Though, there was nothing particularly spectacular outside, still my mind never felt like coming back to the 15" monitor!

The sun was burning bright on the plants which we had planted long ago, and later left to themselves to grow. We never actually cared to look after those 5-7 plants, happily(or not so.. ) placed in their respective Pots with natural ease. "Why don't they die?" I curiously quizzed my mom, lying sleepishly on the comfy bed behind me. She would have been less baffled if thunderstorm would have stroke our home than me asking the question about Household chores. Still she diligently opted to gift me a straight forward answer .... "These idiot plants (thankfully, now, i am not the ONLY idiot at home) seems to be on their self-service. They have thorns, and they don't ask for water anymore!! " I wanted to look back to my mom, but my eyes sticked there. I was floating into the valley of my thoughts.

How nice would it become, if the need of water becomes extinct from the planet? How amazing would it be, if, instead of asking for water, people would start craving about sunlight. It is assumed, that if the we would continue our step-motherly treatment to water as we do, soon, the world will see the biggest feud for water within next 20 years. No matter how relaxed are we in our living rooms, its the time, for all of us to wake and be the part of the bandwagon to save this earth and our forthcoming generation from being the Thorny Plant!

Wednesday, October 03, 2007

A Bridge Too Far

Though, I am not a die hard relegious being, neither i am a devil by brain, but recently i was stuck up with a masterpiece satirical article on those who wants to destroy the priceless archelogical tokens to gain the monetary gains.

Read on ...

The Lord surveyed the Ram Setu and said "Hanuman, how diligently and strenuously you and your vanara sena had built this bridge several centuries back. It is remarkable that it has withstood the ravages of the climatic and geographical changes over centuries. It is indeed an amazing feat especially considering the fact that a bridge at Hyderabad built by Gammon using latest technology collapsed the other day even before they could stick the posters on its pillars."
Hanuman with all humility spoke "Jai Sri Ram, it is all because of your grace. We just scribbled your name on the bricks and threw them in the sea and they held. No steel from TISCO or cement from Ambuja or ACC was ever used. But Lord, why rake up the old issue now."
Ram spoke "Well, Hanuman some people down there want to demolish the bridge and construct a canal. The contract involves lot of money and lot of money will be made. They will make money on demolition and make more money on construction. "

Hanuman humbly bowed down and said "Why not we go down and present our case"
Ram said "Times have changed since we were down there. They will ask us to submit age proof and we don't have either a birth certificate or school leaving certificate. We traveled mainly on foot and some times in bullock carts and so we don't have a driving license either. As far as the address proof is concerned the fact that I was born at Ayodhya is itself under litigation for over half a century, If I go in a traditional attire with bow and arrow, the ordinary folks may recognize me but Arjun Singh may take me to be some tribal and, at the most, offer a seat at IIT under the reserved category. Also, a God cannot walk in dressed in a three-piece suit and announce his arrival. It would make even the devotees suspicious. So it is dilemma so to say."
"I can vouch for you by saying that I personally built the bridge."

"My dear, Anjani putra, it will not work. They will ask you to produce the lay-out plan, the project details, including financial outlay and how the project cost was met and the completion certificate. Nothing is accepted without documentary evidence in India. You may cough but unless a doctor certifies it, you have no cough. A pensioner may present himself personally but the authorities do not take it as proof. He has to produce a life-certificate to prove that he is alive. It is that complicated."

"Lord can't understand these historians. Over the years you have given darshan once every hundred years to saints like Surdas, Tulsidas, Saint Thyagaraja, Jayadeva, Bhadrachala Ramdas and even Sant Tukaram and still they disbelieve your existence and say Ramayana is a myth.

The only option, I see, is to re-enact Ramayana on earth and set the government records straight once for all."

Lord smiled "It isn't that easy today. Ravan is apprehensive that he may look like a saint in front of Karunanidhi. I also spoke to his mama Mareecha, who appeared as a golden deer to tempt Sita maiyya when I was in the forest and he said that he won't take a chance of stepping on earth as long as Salman Khan is around."

Say out LOUD !