My SCRAPBOOK (సేకరణలు): A COLLECTION of articles in English and Telugu(తెలుగు), from various sources, on varied subjects. I do not claim credit for any of the contents of these postings as my own.A student's declaration made at the end of his answer paper, holds good to the articles here too:"I hereby declare that the answers written above are true to the best of my friend's knowledge and I claim no responsibility whatsoever of the correctness of the answers."

Saturday, October 14, 2006


1. What is height of Fashion?
A. Dhoti with a zip

2. What is height of Secrecy?
A. Offering blank visiting cards.

3. What is height of Active laziness?
A. Asking for a lift to house while on a morning walk.

5. What is height of Craziness?
A. Getting a blank paper Xeroxed.

6. What is height of Forgetfulness?
A. Seeing the mirror and trying to recollect when you saw him/her last.

7. What is height of Stupidity?
A. A man looking through a keyhole of a glass door.

8. What is height of Honesty?
A. A pregnant woman taking one and a half ticket.

9. What is height of Suicide?
A. A dwarf jumping from the footpath on the road.

10. What is height of De-hydration?
A. A cow giving milk powder.


Poem by an African...

When I born, I Black,
When I grow up, I Black,
When I go in Sun, I Black,
When I scared, I Black,
When I sick, I Black, And
when I die, I still black..

And you White fella,
When you born, you Pink,
When you grow up, you White,
When you go in Sun, you Red,
When you cold, you Blue,
When you scared, you Yellow,
When you sick, you Green,
And when you die, you Gray..
And you call me Colored ??


Some tips for Arranged marriage

There are times in a person’s life when he needs to take crucial decisions on his own. Marriage is one of them. Believe me, the decision on whom to marry is the most important decision a person will make in his life. After marriage, your wife is the most important person in your life. She can make or break your life. The mere thought of this is very frightening.
Some of the questions that crop up are –
What sort of a girl do I marry?
Will she adjust in my family?
How can I decide on a girl by just meeting her for a few times?
When should I get married?
This is my life. So, I should choose the girl I marry, but then what if I make a mistake?…. so on and so forth…
I will try to address these & many more questions in the following sections.

The Ten Rules of Arranged marriage

Rule 1Magic no. 28
In an ideal scenario, a girl goes to college at the age of 18. By the time she graduates, goes for her post graduation and/ or works for 1-2 years, she will be about 25- 26. This means that she has spent about 5 years away from her home. In the 5 years period, she would meet many smart guys at college or during her first few years on job. So, in all probability it would be difficult to find a good girl older than 26 yrs. Secondly, in Indian families there is lot of pressure on the girl’s to get married by the time they become 25-26. Statistics says that there is a generation gap after every 5 years. So, in such scenario, one would prefer to marry a girl who is about 2-3 years younger to you. Thus, working backwards, an ideal age for a guy to get married is by 27. Earlier the marriage, the better it is.
Well, as we all know, in the current market scenario, there will never be stability in our career. So, I believe there is no such thing as, “I will marry when I settle down”.

Rule 2 -- Subset of marriageable girls
At times you hear statements like, “I am not getting the right match, I will look after 3 months, I will find a better match then”. Well the truth is otherwise. The subset of unmarried girl looking for a match is fixed. From this subset, there would be girls who would get married & there would be new girls added who would be looking for a match. The net result is that at any given time, the variety & number of marriageable girls are fixed.

Rule 3 – Competition for girls
Like all other facets of life, there is lot of competition for good girls. In my own case, I was rejected by girls. So, if you are looking for a girl who is post graduate, done her Engg, is working, very beautiful, smart, from a good family etc. etc, just think again. There are other guys who are also looking for similar girls & probably they are better off than you in terms of career, looks personality etc. Given a choice every guy would like to marry Aishwarya Rai, but then for all Ashs in the world, there are many Salman Khans who also want to marry them. So, set your expectations accordingly.

Rule 4 -- Understanding girls
You would have met a lot of people during your life. As we all know, its difficult to judge a person based on a few meetings. I am sure you would agree with me that in case of girls it is even more difficult to understand them in a few meetings. I am still trying to understand my girl… ;-).. Understanding your spouse is a life long assignment. So, then how do you select a girl based on a few meeting? This is where you need to take the help of your parents/ friends & latest technologies like email/ chat to choose your girl.

Rule 5 – Society expectation
The selection process is tough on every one who is involved in the process. In arranged marriage, involvement of family & society is pretty high. You can’t meet a girl 3-4 times & then say no to her. It is bad for her future. So, you should have a good short-listing criterion. Meet only a few girls & be sure what you are looking for. It is for the benefit of everyone involved.

Rule 6 -- Marriage between equals
Unlike love marriage, in arranged marriage you also marry into the girl’s family. In arranged marriages, family support plays a major role in ensuring a successful marriage. This is where the compatibility of social status, family values & caste/ religion plays a major role. Its important to note that in case there is a perfect match between the two families, the marriage is destined to succeed.

Rule 7 – Know yourself
Unlike love marriage, in arranged marriage you first marry a person & then fall in love. So, it’s very important that you do a self-assessment on the kind of person you would love. They say, “Opposite attract”, while they also say, “Bird of same feather flock together”. So, you take a call on what sort of person you like. Take a pen & paper; write down the kind of attributes you are looking for in a girl. Say, she should ideally have the looks of Sonia, the style of Monica, the voice of Sheena, the patience of Rashmi. You will certainly not find the perfect girl, but then you would have a good idea of what you are looking for. The secret here is to set some minimum criteria for selection. Don’t forget rule no.3 here.

Rule 8 -- Girl’s Beauty
A girl’s looks attract, but then no one wants to end up marrying a dumb blonde. It is like buying your bike. When you initially buy it, you are crazy about the looks, but later on you love it for its reliability, fuel economy & comfort level. Similarly, a girl’s looks are important, but then it should not be the most important criteria. Later on it life, you will get bored of her looks. It is then that her personality & behaviour will make all the difference to your marriage. I am sure your parents will be able to advice you a lot better on this topic.

Rule 9 -- Taking advice
As I have mentioned in the next rule, it’s very important that the final decision on whom to marry must necessarily be yours. However, don’t do the mistake of isolating yourself from the world while planning your marriage. Discuss with your parents & very close friends on this issue. They are your well wishers. Secondly, in such important matters its necessary that you analyze all possibilities. Remember, I am not suggesting that you follow others’ advice, but don’t forget to take their advice.

Rule 10-- Own decision
All said & done, it’s your marriage & your life that is at stake. Once you are married, you & your wife are the only persons who will be facing the music. Don’t marry a girl just because your parents or friends asked you to do so. After marriage, if things don’t work out & you end up saying, “It’s because of my friends or my parents that I married you”, then your marriage is destined for disaster. If the girl is of your choice, it is you who will be responsible for whatever happens. That’s when the marriage works out perfectly. So, ensure that you marriage the girl of your choice.

How to approach the selection process?
From the day, a person decides to get married; the selection process takes a minimum of 3 months. The whole process needs a lot of patience & commitment. The ideal steps to be followed are:
Definition phase -- Define the minimum criteria for the kind of life partner you are looking for in terms of education, physical appearance, social status, family values, future career plans. Remember the Rule 3 here.
Lead Generation phase -- Place ads in various newspapers, magazines, websites, through friends, family friends, family societies & association etc. You need to exhaust all possible means of getting biodatas at one go. Remember the Rule 2 here.
Short listing phase – Based on your selection criteria, short-list the interesting biodatas. The general process followed for correspondence is as follows:
The initiator sends a one page profile of himself/ herself
Based on the profile, the receiver sends his/her one page profile along with request for detailed profile, photo, horoscope
The initiator then sends the requested information along with a request for similar information
The receiver send similar information
If the biodata is selected, it is passed over to the next phase
Casual interaction phase – Based on short-listing, about 7 to 10 biodatas are taken forwarded to this phase. The next step to follow here is to exchange email/ chat ids. The guy & the girl then interact for 10 – 15 days to try & judge mutual compatibility through email/ chat.
Family interaction phase – Based on the earlier phase, about 5 leads are taken for consideration in this phase. During this phase, the parents get involved & check the background information about the families to find mutual compatibility.
The dating phase – Based on the earlier phase about 3 leads are taken forward to this phase. During this phase, the guy & the girl interact by going out alone for 2-3 times. The guy needs to prepare a set of simple questions like who is your favourite star, what are your hobbies? He needs to use his judgment to analyse the girl based on her responses.
The D-day phase – Finally, the D-day comes when the guy has to select the girl he wants to spend his life with. If the process if followed systematically, there will be no ambiguity in deciding who should be your life partner.

Finally, my dear friends, marriage is all about compromises. In spite of all the planning that you do, there are a lot of uncertainties in a marriage. In fact this is the best part about marriage. Just remember that the person you marry must be of your choice. In such case, there would be no going back for both of you.

A few words of advice:
To make your marriage a success; just believe in the age-old virtue, “Never do anything to others that you don’t like for yourself”. Enjoy the selection process, it is fun…. ;-) ..


Friday, October 13, 2006


Om bhur bhuvah swah
Tat savitur varenyam
Bhargo devasya dheemahi
Dhiyo yo nah prachodayat!

Gayatri mantra has been bestowed the greatestimportance in Vedic dharma.This mantra has also beentermed as Savitri and Ved-Mata, the mother of theVedas.

The literal meaning of the mantra is:
O God! You are Omnipresent, Omnipotent and Almighty.You are all Light. You are all Knowledge and Bliss.You are Destroyer of fear, You are Creator of thisUniverse, You are the Greatest of all. We bow andmeditate upon Your light. You guide our intellect inthe right direction.
The mantra, however, has a great scientific import too, which somehow got lost in the literary tradition.The modern astrophysics and astronomy tell us that our Galaxy called MilkyWay or Akash-Ganga contains approximately 100,000 million of stars. Each star is like our sun having its own planet system. We know that the moon moves round the earth and the earthmoves round the sun along with the moon. All planetsround the sun. Each of the above bodies revolves round at its ownaxis as well. Our sun along with its family takes oneround of the galactic centre in 22.5 crore (225million) years. All galaxies including ours are movingaway at a terrific velocity of 20,000 miles persecond.

And now

the alternative scientific meaning of the mantra step by step:

(A) Om bhur bhuvah swah
Bhur the earth, bhuvah the planets (solar family),swah the Galaxy. We observe that when an ordinary fan with a speed of 900 RPM (rotations Per minute) moves,it makes noise. Then, one can imagine, what great noise would be created when the galaxies move with aspeed of 20,000 miles per second. This is what this portion of the mantra explains that the sound produced due to the fast-moving earth, planets and galaxies is Om. The sound was heard during meditation by Rishi Vishvamitra, who mentioned it to other colleagues. All of them, then unanimously decided to call this sound Om the name of God, because this sound is available in all the three periods of time, hence it is set(permanent). Therefore, it was the first ever revolutionary idea to identify formless God with aspecific title (form) called upadhi. Until that time,everybody recognized God as formless and nobody was prepared to accept this new idea. In the Gita also, it is said, "Omiti ekaksharam brahma", meaning that the name of the Supreme is Om, which contains only one syllable (8/12). This sound Om heard during samadhi was called by all the seers nada-brahma (a very greatnoise), but not a noise that is normally beyond aspecific amplitude and limits of decibels suited tohuman hearing. Hence the rishis called this sound Udgith musical sound of the above, i.e., heaven.They also noticed that the infinite mass of galaxies movingwith a velocity of 20,000 miles/second was generating a kinetic energy =½ MV2 and this was balancing the total energy consumption of the cosmos. Hence they named it Pranavah, which means the body (vapu) or store house of energy (prana).

(B) Tat savitur varenyam:
Tat that (God), savitur the sun (star), varenyam worthy of bowing or respect. Once the form of a person along with the name is known to us, we may locate the specific person. Hence the two titles (upadhi) provide the solid ground to identify the formless God,Vishvamitra suggested. He told us that we could know(realize) the unknowable formless God through theknown factors, viz., sound Om and light of suns(stars). A mathematician can solve an equation x2+y2=4; if x=2; then y can be known and so on. An engineer can measure the width of a river even by standing at the river bank just by drawing a triangle.So was the scientific method suggested by Vishvamitra in the mantra in the next portion as under:-

C)Bhargo devasya dheemahi:
Bhargo the light, devasya of the deity, dheemahi weshould meditate. The rishi instructs us to meditate upon the available form (light of suns) to discover the formless Creator (God). Also he wants us to do japa of the word Om (this is understood in theMantra). This is how the sage wants us to proceed, but there is a great problem to realise it, as the human mind is so shaky and restless that without the graceof the Supreme (Brahma) it cannot be controlled. HenceVishvamitra suggests the way to pray Him as under:

(D) Dhiyo yo nah prachodayat:
Dhiyo (intellect), yo (who), nah (we all), prachodayat(guide to right Direction). O God! Deploy our intellect on the right path.

Full scientific interpretation of the Mantra:
The earth (bhur), the planets (bhuvah), and thegalaxies(swah) are moving at a very great velocity,thesound produced is Om, (the name of formless God.) ThatGod (tat), who manifests Himself in the form of lightof suns (savitur) is worthy of bowing/respect(varenyam). We all, therefore, should meditate (dheemahi) upon the light (bhargo) of that deity (devasya) and also do chanting of Om. May He(yo) guide in right direction (prachodayat) our (nah)intellect (dhiyo).

So we notice that the important points hinted in the mantra are:-
1) The total kinetic energy generated by the movement galaxies acts as an umbrella and balances the total energy consumption of the cosmos. Hence it was named as the Pranavah (body of energy). This is equal to½mv2 (Mass of galaxies x velocity2).
2) Realising the great importance of the syllable OM,the other later date religions adopted this word with a slight change in accent, viz., amen and Ameen.
3)The God could be realised through the saguna(gross), upasana (method), i.e.,
a) by chanting the name of the supreme as OM and
b) by meditating upon the light emitted by stars(suns)


My wife is deaf!

"Doc, It's My Wife..."A concerned husband went to the doctor to talk about his wife.

He said to the doctor, "I think my wife is deaf because she never hears me the first time and always asks me to repeat things."

"Well," the doctor replied, "go home tonight, stand about 15 feet from her, and say something. If she doesn't reply, move 5 feet closer and say it again. Keep doing this until we get an idea about the severity of her deafness."

The husband went home and did exactly as the doctor had instructed.

He started off 15 feet from his wife in the kitchen as she was chopping some vegetables.He said, "Honey, what's for dinner?"He heard no response. He moved 5 feet closer and asked again. No reply. He moved 5 feet closer. Still no reply.He finally got fed up and moved right behind her, about an inch away, and asked again, "Honey, what's for dinner?"
She replied, "For the fourth time, vegetable stew!"



Regular naps prevent old age, especially if one takes them while driving.

Having one child makes you a parent, but having two makes you a referee.

Marriage is a relationship in which one person is always right and the other one is the husband.

A child's greatest period of growth is the one month after purchasing a new school uniform.

You can't buy love, but you can pay heavily for it.True friends stab you in the front.

Bad officials are elected by good citizens who do not vote.

Laziness is nothing more than the habit of resting before you get tired.

Married couples always compromise - the husband admits he's wrong and the wife agrees with him.

Those who can't laugh at themselves leave the job to others.

It doesn't matter how often a married man changes his job, he still ends up with the same boss.

Real friends are the ones who survive transitions between address books.

Saving is the best thing, especially when your parents have done it for you.

Wise men talk because they have something to say, fools talk because they have to say something.

Languages are known as mother tongues because the father seldom gets to speak.



In a poor zoo of India, a lion was frustrated as he was offered not more than 1 kg meat a day.

The lion thought its prayers were answered when one US Zoo Manager visited the zoo and requested the zoo management to shift the lion to the US Zoo.The lion was so happy and started thinking of a central A/c environment, a goat or two every day and a US Green Card also.

On its first day after arrival, the lion was offered a big bag, sealed very nicely for breakfast.The lion opened it quickly but was shocked to see that it contained few bananas.Then the lion thought that may be they cared too much for him as they were worried about his stomach as he had recently shifted from India.The next day the same thing happened. On the third day again the same food bag of bananas was delivered.

The lion was so furious, it stopped the delivery boy and blasted at him, 'Don't you know I am the lion...king of the Jungle..., what's wrong with your management?, what nonsense is this?, why are you delivering bananas to me?'

The delivery boy politely said, 'Sir, I know you are the king of the jungle but .. did you know that you have been brought here on a monkey's visa!!!Better to be a Lion in India than a Monkey elsewhere!!!!!


A man is taking a walk in Central park in New York. Suddenly he sees a little girl being attacked by a pit bull. He runs over and starts fighting with the dog.He succeeds in killing the dog and saving the girl's life.

A policeman who was watching the scene walks over and says: "You are a hero, tomorrow you can read it in all the newspapers:"Brave New Yorker saves the life of little girl"

The man says: - "But I am not a New Yorker!"

"Oh then it will say in newspapers in the morning:" Brave American saves life of little girl'" - the policeman answers.

"But I am not an American!" - says the man.

"Oh, what are you then?"

The man says: - "I am a Pakistani!"

The next day the newspapers says:"Islamic extremist kills American dog. Connections to terrorist networks are being explored"


After numerous rounds of "We don't even know if Osama is still alive", Osama decided to send George W. aletter in his own writing to let his friend know that he is still in the game.Bush opened the letter and it appeared to contain acoded message: 370HSSV-0773H. George W. couldn't figure it out so he typed it in and e-mailed Colin Powell. Colin and his aids had no clue either so they sent it to the CIA. No one could solveit so it went to the NSA and then to MIT and NASA andthe cc list got longer and longer.Eventually it arrived at the Fed. Dr. Greenspan lookedat it and replied the next second: "Perhaps thePresident would wish to look at the messageup-side-down....".


In the United States, a guy is in his car on themotorway when it arrives at traffic jam.

A while later, someone knocks on his window. The guy rolls down his window and asks "What's happening?"

The other guy says "Terrorists have taken Bush hostage and demand a million dollars, otherwise theywill pour gasoline on him and throw a match at him.So, I'm going from car to car to collect donations."

The driver asks: "And how much do people give?"

"5-10 liters. It depends."

Osama bin Laden and one of his followers were riding on a camel when they stopped at a small town.
Bin Laden gets off the camel and lifts up its tail and looks at the camel's butt, just then a guy comes over and says, "What are you doing?"
Osama replies, "About 2 miles back I heard someone say, 'Hey, look at the two assholes on that camel.'"
Saddam's phone call to Bush on September 11, 2001
Saddam: "President Bush, I would like to express my condolences to you. It is a real tragedy - so many people, such great buildings. I want toassure you we had nothing to do with that - it was not us."
Bush: "What? - What buildings? What people?"
Saddam: "Ummm...what time is it in America now?"
Bush: "It's 8:00 in the morning."
Saddam: "Ooops... Sorry I'll call you again in an hour. Bye."


హిందీలో శ్రీశ్రీ

శ్రీశ్రీ మహాప్రస్థానం'పదండి ముందుకు,పదండి ముందుకు ' కి (డా.సూర్యనారాయణ 'భాను ' గారి)కొన్ని హిందీ పంక్తులివి-

"ఔర్ జగత్ నె, ఔర్ జగత్ నె
ఔర్ జగత్ నె, దీ అవాజ్
బఢే చలోరె బఢే చలోరె
బఢే చలోరె బఢ్ బఢ్ కే
కదం కదం పర్
గరం గరం కర్
భూన్ జిగర్ కా బహోబఢాతే
బఢే చలోరె .............."

శ్రీశ్రీ 'నవకవిత 'కి కొన్ని హిందీ పంక్తులు-

"ఉత్తేజిత్ హోనెవాలా, ఉత్తేజిత్ కర్నెవాల
పరివర్తిత్ హోనెవాలా,పరివర్తిత్ లానెవాలా
గీతోంకో గానెవాలా, ఆగేకదం బఢానెవాల
పూరా జీవన్ దేనెవాలా, సభీచాహియె నవకవితాకో."

[డాక్తర్ ద్వా. నా. శాస్త్రి గారి "సాహిత్య కబుర్లు" నుండి.]


Thursday, October 12, 2006


Here is a lovely BUZZWORD SYNTHESISER to help somewhat reticent people to preen their feathers. Any individual of an average intelligence can easily weave the buzzword phraseology into his/her presentations with consummate ease.

The rule to be followed: “when choosing between a simple term and a more confusing term, always pick up the high level abstract one.” Even the most acute listener won’t get the right angle and will be rendered obtuse.

The BUZZWORD SYNTHESISER is remarkably easy to use. It consists of 3 columns- A, B and C. Each column contains 10 words, 1 to 10. In case you are confronted by an unexpected question, choose any one word from each column and articulate them in an appropriate sentence.






SHROFF reacting to an uncomfortable query on unaccounted moolah can use the combination 7-4-10: It is an optional reciprocal contingency.

A POLIICIAN, describing his party’s democratic principles can choose 1-2-2: We will implement integrated organisational flexibility to enable divergent opinions to be aired within the party.

TENDULKAR, struggling to preserve his batting slot can suggest 5-7-3: I am being experimented within the functional transitional capability.

A SALES MANAGER projecting his next year’s plans to the boss will say 6-6-4: With our responsive logistical mobility, extra sale will result without additional inputs.

A BOSS, motivating reluctant employees for redeployment can choose 9-1-2: Our compatible management flexibility will offer ideal slots to all of you. Round pegs for round holes.

A TEENAGER, humouring her irate parent’s views on indecent exposure can plump for 2-9-7: You are out of sync with total third-generation time-phase.

The possibilities are endless…. Be sure to type out the BUZZWORD SYNTHESISER on a small piece of paper and laminate it for easy storage and access- you can keep it in your shirt pocket.

Don’t worry if the print is too small for accurate choice- any three buzzwords will do! Enjoy!

[Synthesised by M.Srinath Narayan]____________________________________________________________


Wednesday, October 11, 2006


I bet u can't stop laughing.

These are Girls profiles taken from These are actual ads on a matrimony site. Grammar and spelling errors have no place in a profile description as everything is straight from the heart!

Disclaimer : I am not responsible if you forget your basic grammar after reading this mail


Hello To Viewers My Name is Sowmya , I am single i dont have male,If any one whant to marrie to me u can visite to my home. I am not a good education but i working allfield in bangalore.. if u like me u welcome to my heart...when ever u whant to meet pls visit my resident or send u letter..

~*~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

I want very simple boy. from brahmin educated family from Orissa state she is also know about RAMAYAN, GEETA BHAGABATA, and other homework (Wut Homework?)~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

I am a happy-go-lucky kind of person. Enjoys every moments of life. I love to make friendship. Becauese friendship is a first step of love. I am looking for my dreamboy who will love me more than i.Because i love myself a lot. If u think that is u then why to late come on ........hold my hand forever !!!
(The Dilwale dulhaniya effect) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

I am simple girl. I have lot of problemin my life because of my lucknow i am looking one boy he care meand love me lot lot lot
(I don't know why but this is one of my favorites) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

I want a boy with no drinks if he wants he can wear jeans in house butwhile steping out of house he should give recpect to our cast
(by not wearing his jeans? Wat the hell...) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~



(all of us are loughing {laughing}) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

whatever he may be but he should feel that he is going to be someone groom and he must think of the future life if he is too like this he would be called the man of the lamp
(I am clueless, I feel so lost. Can anyone tell me what this girlwants)~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

I love my patner i marriage the patner ok i search my patner and i love the patner ok thik hai the patner has a graduate ok
(I am again clueless but I liked the use of "ok". Theperson is suffering from "Ok-syndrome")~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

I am pranati my family histoy my two brother two sister and father & mother sister completely married
(somebody please explain in comments section how toget married 'completely'?)~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

My name is farhan begum and i am unmarried. pleaes you marrige me pleaes pleaes pleaes pleaes pleaes pleaes pleaes
(height of desperation! J )

Iam kanandevi. i do owo sistar.he was marred.
(No comments)
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Heilo I am a good charactarised woman. i want to run my life happily. i divorced my first husband. his charactor is not good'. i expect the good minded and clean habits boy who may be in the same caste or other caste accepted ..
.(but credit cards not accepted..???)~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

I am Sharmila my colour is black, but my heart is white. i like social service.


Success and virtue- Dr E.Sreedharan

How many people in India, let alone Delhi know a man Dr E. Sreedharan?
He is 70. Should have retired a long time ago with enough achievements to boast about to his grandchildren. Most of his working life he was yet another unknown engineer with the railways, until he took up the challenge of building the Konkan Railway that reduced the Mumbai-Kochi distance by one-third. Everybody said it wasn't possible. Also, that it would cost too much money, will be a white elephant, will be technologically impossible, will ravage the environment. The usual reasons why no new infrastructure can be built in India.
There were PILs filed, processions taken out. He defied them all and built India's first, genuine railway project of any notable size after the British.
When the government was short of money, he raised public bonds and that was a decade ago when such things were unprecedented. The Konkan Railway is to Indian infrastructure what the Mohali stadium is to Indian cricket.
Sreedharan did not stop there. Everybody laughed when plans to build a metro rail in Delhi were announced. All of us knew the chaos even a small, one-line metro in Kolkata had caused for a decade and a half. But Sreedharan took up the project.
It is now being built, ahead of schedule, in spite of the setback of the Japanese sanctions after Pokharan and without making a tenth of the mess the construction of an ordinary flyover creates in Delhi. You can drive around Parliament Street without noticing the mass of workmen and machines working underneath and, within a year, unless another PIL or an 'anonymous' complaint to the CBI or the CVC stops the work, Delhi will see its first metro line.
Yet, how much credit has Sreedharan got? How often do you see him on television, on the front pages of our newspapers? Or may be you will, when someone envious of what he has achieved, and the fact that he will leave behind a monument to his own achievement this city should be proud of, files a complaint with the CBI, CVC, a PIL, and so on.
He is a modest man. It is not the self-effacing version of modesty which politicians wear, but the genuine kind. E. Sreedharan, architect of the Konkan Railway and the Delhi Metro Rail, believes that all his achievements were the result of team efforts.
The 71-year-old civil engineer ("still looking forward to retirement") has been selected as one of the most outstanding Asians by Time magazine. But he takes it in his stride. "Why do you want to write about me?" he asks this correspondent. "Write about the project." The project is mapping Delhi with a world class metro rail network. That is his focus and passion now.
Focus and passion. Probably these are the keywords. But when he is asked about the mantra of success, Sreedharan again downplays his role. "I have been lucky enough to pick up the right people for the right job," he says, sitting in his sparsely furnished office.
So why should one write about Sreedharan? Because he is an extraordinary man, an extraordinary bureaucrat, who believes in certain values and has sustained them throughout his life against umpteen odds.
This was the case from the start. In 1963, disaster struck the Rameshwaram island when tidal waves washed away the Pamban bridge connecting it with mainland Tamil Nadu. A passenger train was swept away, killing hundreds of persons. The Southern Railway decided to restore the bridge and set a target of six months. General Manager B.C. Ganguly advanced the deadline by three months and the Railway Board assigned the task to a 31-year-old executive engineer, Sreedharan. It was a tough task as it was an old bridge, built by the British in late-nineteenth century, with 146 spans and a scherzer-a steel girder which opens up for large vessels to pass under the bridge. Sreedharan took up the challenge and advanced the deadline by a month, making the task tougher. He made the bridge functional in 46 days. He achieved this by the application of some 'commonplace values'-discipline, punctuality and honesty-and the introduction of a new work culture. These traits continue. After the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) was set up, one of the first things Sreedharan did as managing director was to instil a "sense of corporate culture".
"In private organisations run by the Tatas, Birlas and Ambanis, it is not difficult to stick to deadlines," says Sreedharan. "The word of the boss is final." In a government set-up, where there are too many bosses and too few juniors, it is next to impossible. But not totally impossible, as Sreedharan has proved. He believes in working with slim organisations. (He also believes in being slim.)
While it took more than two decades to build the Kolkata metro ("The result of bad planning," says Sreedharan), Delhi stuck to its deadline of December 2002. In Delhi, he did not have to face many hurdles. There were no stay orders, no dharnas. People in the Old Delhi area (Chandni Chowk) did object to their houses being demolished . But the DMRC used the tunnel boring machine technology to solve this problem. It has ensured that there were no major traffic bottlenecks, no demolition.
He is focused and passionate about his work. His insistence on deadlines had earned him 20 transfers in the early years of his career.
Sreedharan, who has been in the Indian Railways for 50 years, had successfully completed one mega-project earlier-the Konkan railway between Maharashtra and Mangalore. The rail-line was mooted in 1990 by then railway minister George Fernandes, while talking to Railway Board members. After stating it, Fernandes himself dismissed it as impossible. A month later, Sreedharan went to Fernandes with a well-charted out plan. "I told him that we will have to work in a different fashion," he recalls. Probably his enthusiasm infected Fernandes, who got cabinet approval for the project within three days. Maharashtra and Kerala immediately agreed to the project, but Karnataka chief minister Virendra Patil objected. Sreedharan, then a member of the Railway Board, went to Maharashtra, Karnataka, Goa and Kerala and got all the necessary approvals before his 'retirement'. But retirement was not to be as Fernandes wanted him to head the West Coast Railway. Thus the Konkan Rail Corporation was born. It created an engineering marvel by laying a rail network across the mountainous Western Ghats.
Sreedharan insists he does not have any special skills to get the best out of people. "I always found that people cooperate if you work for a good cause," he says.
Is he a workaholic? "No," says he. "I am committed to my work but not a workaholic." His colleagues agree that he does not believe in making people stay on in the office if they have finished their given task. "He even takes a nap in the afternoons," says a colleague.
Sreedharan, who was born in Chattanur, a small village near Palakkad in Kerala, does not have much of a social life. "Once>> in a while I go to classical music concerts," he says. He also makes it a point to visit Kerala at regular intervals to meet relatives. "Very often, he travels by lower class," says a colleague. A favourite journey is, of course, through the Konkan rail stretch, which he can watch with proprietary pride.
" I have four children," says he. "We were not really well-off. But my wife, Radha, took care of all those problems." One son is an engineer but he did not join the Railways despite his father encouraging him.
"I believe that when an officer is given a particular task, he should be made responsible to finish it," says Sreedharan. He almost has an obsession with deadlines. (In the early years of his career, it earned him 20 transfers.) Every officer in DMRC keeps a digital board which shows the number of days left for the completion of the next target. On April 23, it was 160 days left for the Tis Hazari-Tri Nagar section of the Delhi Metro to be complete.
So, where he does go from there? "Retirement," he says with a twinkle in the eyes. He thanks God for giving him success. "I am a religious person but religion does not mean going to temples. To me it means leading a virtuous life," he says. Success and virtue. A rare combination in today's world. But they run side by side in Sreedharan's life. Like rail tracks.


How to say 'I love you' in 25 languages.....

I Love You

Te Amo

Je T'aime

lch Liebe Dich

main tumhen pyaar kartaa hoon.

Ai Shite Imasu

Phom rak khun

Ti amo

Wo Ai Ni

Jag Alskar

nEnu ninnu prEmistunnaanu
naan unnai kaadalikkirEn

(The USA)-
Alabama, Arkansas, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, North Carolina

Especially South Carolina,  Georgia, Tennessee, Idaho, Missouri, Mississippi,Montana,Louisiana, VirginiaWest Virginia,Kentucky,
parts of Florida:
Nice A** , Get in the truck.



How so?

1]Coca-Cola was originally green.

2]Each king in a deck of playing cards represents a great king in history.
Spades - King David,Clubs - Alexander the Great,Hearts - Charlemagne,Diamonds - Julius Caesar.

3]111,111,111 x 111,111,111 = 12,345,678,987,654,321

4] If a statue in the park of a person on a horse has both front legs in the air, the person died in battle;
If the horse has one front leg in the air, the person died as a result of wounds received in battle;
If the horse has all four legs on the ground, the person died of natural causes.

5] "I am." is the shortest complete sentence in the English language.

6]If you were to spell out numbers, how far would you have to go until you would find the letter "A"?
A. One thousand

7]What do bullet proof vests, fire escapes, windshield wipers and laser printers all have in common?
All invented by women.

8]This is the only food that doesn't spoil.


Monday, October 09, 2006

On lateral thinking

It was Napoleon who said that 'impossibility' is a word found only in the dictionary of fools. With proper and clinical application of the mind, one can find solutions to all problems in the world except perhaps the Kashmir problem, the Vande Mataram imbroglio and the Self-financing Educational Institutions Bill of Kerala.

When conventional thinking fails, one has to take recourse to lateral thinking. Lateral thinking is a management concept according to which a problem is sought to be solved by adopting a flanking movement, that is, a completely different approach that could even involve reformulating the problem.

The term was coined by Edward de Bono, a Malta-born English physician and management guru, in 1967. Problems that defy solutions by direct method of reasoning are believed to be amenable to the lateral approach.

Lateral thinking has introduced many puzzles to challenge your preconceptions about problems. Here are some of them.

1)You are driving down the road in your car on a wild, stormy night and when you pass by a bus stop you see three people waiting for the bus:

(a) an old lady who looks as if she is about to die

(b) An old friend who once saved your life and

(c) a bewitching beauty, a perfect partner you have been dreaming about.

Knowing that you can accommodate only one passenger in your swanky sports model, whom would you choose?The answer: the old lady, of course! After helping the old lady into the car, you can give your keys to your friend, and wait with your perfect partner for the bus.

2)Again, the problem: How could a baby fall out of a twenty-storey building onto the ground and live?
Answer: The baby fell out of the ground floor window.

3)Problem: A man and his son are in a car crash. The father is killed and the child is taken to hospital gravely injured. When he gets there, the surgeon says, "I can't operate on this boy, for he is my son!" How can this possibly be?
Answer: The surgeon cannot operate on her own son; she is his mother.

4)A poor Indian farmer who owes money to a moneylender agrees to settle the debt based on the choice of two stones, one black and one white, from a moneybag. If his beautiful daughter chooses the white stone, the debt is cancelled. If she picks the black stone, the moneylender gets the farmer's daughter. However, the moneylender 'fixes' the outcome by putting two black stones in the bag. The daughter sees this and when she picks up a stone out of the bag, immediately drops it onto the path full of other stones. She then points out that the stone which she picked must have been the opposite of the one remaining in the bag. Unwilling to be unveiled as dishonest, the cutthroat moneylender must agree and cancel the debt. The daughter has thus solved an intractable problem by lateral thinking.

However, to sort out some of the pointless problems of the subcontinent, even lateral thinking would not do. It requires the wisdom of a Solomon.

- The Colonel
(The Week
OCTOBER 15, 2006 )



Some Rare pics...!!!

Bill Hewlett(L) and Dave Packard(R) of HP. Behind them in the picture is the famous HP Garage. Bill Hewlett and Dave Packard tossed a coin to decide whether the company they founded would be called Hewlett-Packard or Packard-Hewlett. And the winner was NOT Bill... the winner was Dave.

Linus Torvalds of Linux Operating System Linus Torvalds originally used the Minix OS on his system which he replaced by his OS. Hence the working name was Linux (Linus' Minix). He thought the name to be too egotistical and planned to name it Freax (free + freak + x). His friend Ari Lemmk encouraged Linus to upload it to a network so it could be easily downloaded. Ari gave Linus a directory called linux on his FTP server, as he did not like the name Freax. Linus like that directory name and he kept the name of his new OS to LINUX...

Tim Berners Lee -- Founder of the World Wide Web

Picture taken when microsoft was started
Steve Woznaik(sitting) and Steve Jobs of APPLE Computers. He was three months late in filing a name for the business because he didn't get any better name for his new company. So one day he told to the staff: " If I'll not get better name by 5 o'clcok today, our company's name will be anything he likes..." so at 5 o'clcok nobody comeup with better name, and he was eating APPLE that time... so he keep the name of the company 'Apple Computers' ________________________________________________________
Ken Thompson (L)and Dennis Ritchie(R) ,creators of UNIX. Dennis Ritchie improved on the B programming language and called it 'New B'. B was created by Ken Thompson as a revision of the Bon programming language (named after his wife Bonnie) He later called it C.
Larry Page(L) and Sergey Brin(R), founders of Google. Google was originally named 'Googol'. After founders (Stanford graduates) Sergey Brin and Larry Page presented their project to an angel investor... they received a cheque made out to 'Google' !... So they kept name as GOOGLE
Gordon Moore(L) and Bob Noyce(R) ,founders of Intel. Bob Noyce and Gordon Moore wanted to name their new company ' Moore Noyce'. But that was already trademarked by a hotel chain... So they had to settle for an acronym of INTegrated ELectronics... INTEL

Andreas Bechtolsheim , Bill Joy, Scott Mc Nealy and Vinod Khosla of SUN(StanfordUniversity Network) MicroSystems. Founded by four StanfordUniversity buddies. Andreas Bechtolsheim built a microcomputer; Vinod Khosla recruited him; Scott McNealy to manufacture computers based on it; and Bill Joy to develop a UNIX-based OS for the computer... SUN is the acronym for Stanford University Network.
Picture taken when INFY was started. This picture was found in the album of the clerk who took this picture...The picture was with that clerk only because it was his birthday and he just told everyone to stand together at one place to take a pic. He borrow a camera from his friend and as he can not tell any of his boss to take pic, so he took pic by himself... even it was his birthday.

AND THIS PICTURE WAS TAKEN WHEN SUPERHIT SHOLEY WAS STARTED...... They were looking at asrani when he was doing practice first time with his funny Jailer's dress... ALONE on one rock...