Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Google Matrimonial Search

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Sunday, December 20, 2009

Avatar Review



Well, given that all the hype this movie was generating , I was sure that I am not going to miss this one. The question was more of when rather than if, as it turned out it was a stressful Saturday with having to be in Office. So was looking forward to chilling out on Sunday. Boy we were lucky, we just reached theater just 10 mins before the movie started, that too in a multiplex on a Sunday in Bangalore. As hopeless as the situation might be for not getting the tickets, one of the guys offered as two tickets for Avatar, talk about luck. We got them and made our way into screening, though there was slight fear whether it was for Avatar or Vettaikaran ( both were screened in the same multiplex). When movie started all our doubts were quelled , it was Avatar ( though I enjoyed the trailer of My name is Khan ).

Saturday, December 19, 2009

What People Want...

As puzzling as the topic I have chosen to post may be, I decided to do a bit of data mining over a month or so, on the various Facebook profiles on what people become fans of. On looking at the below list, some might turn out to be lighter moments , others might make you think, but most of this are small things are the ones that people miss.....


* I promise will study from tomorrow...;)
* You Dont Move after screaming, "Im Coming" when Your parents call you.
* I piss you off because I love you ?.
* You look at them, They look at you, You quickly look somewhere else..AKWARD.
* If anyone can read my mind, I'm screwed.
* I Hate It When Parents Get Serious About Something Funny You Tell Them.
* Receiving birthday calls at 12 at night feels great..
* ROCKING paper, SHOCKING result.
* I Think I Think Too Much...
* No I'm not lying, but when you look at me like that, how can I not smile?

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

2012


Of late, I have been hearing a lot about the twitter effect, where tweeple determine how good or bad a movie is, by just tweeting. Well, I have to say you can trust it on how people judge a movie. All the movies which got a trending in the twitter Inglorious basterds, Paranormal activity were good to watch. I ended up watching 2012 thanks to the same hype. This time the venue was VR complex, nice cozy evening ( break from miserable rains , that have been following me where ever I go Bangalore or Cbe). Call it the outsourcing effect most movies in hollywood seem to have indian connnection now a days. This ones no different, where the movie starts with an Indian scientist discovering abnormal activity in Solar flares. The neutrinos from the sun are reacting with the earths crust and it is boiling inside out. An american colleague of his , gets this information to US government, so as to enable the world governments plan for the so called apocalypse in 2012.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Aadhavan Movie Review


Another Diwali, bunch of films that are releasing. When you have a group of friends getting together, the foundations of visit to a nearby theater are laid. Since his last film Ayan was good, I was looking forward to Aadhavan , plus the Director KS Ravi Kumar makes you think it must be at least worthwhile watching it. Invariably when you visit this theaters during the festive season, they try to rip you of in something, in this case it was Parking ticket, they charged Rs 8 per vehicle,People who didn't have change gave Rs 10 , since the guy who was collecting the money had no change what so ever. Basically he was ripping Rs 2 for every vehicle. Now for the much awaited movie. It started of with a stereotypical feel good,enjoy life song pretty much like his last movie Ayan. Surya plays the role of a hired gun, Aadhavan to take out people. After the intro song , he takes out a Foreign Priest. After this assignment, He is hired to take out a Judge investigating organ trade case in Kolkata by the villain. He misses his target for the first time in his entire life. What follows is a scene to show of his Marchoness, where he vows to take out the Judge in 10 days. Of course the heroine Nayanthara who plays the role of Tara, happens to be Judge's daughter. He gains entry into the house posing as a relative of Servant Vadivelu. Did I forget to mention the heroine intro song??? which tests a your patience so much, I started people getting out of Theater for a smoke. If anything holds the first half together hiding the flaws in script, its the humor between Surya and Vadivel. For most part , it leaves you in splits. Multiple attempts by Surya to take out the Judge, end up being futile during first half. In between he finds time to woo Judge's Daughter too.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince Movie Review


Well, its been quite some time since I have written a movie review. Its not that I have been seeing less movies but rather its hard to find quality movies that make you sit up and watch. Last night , I was pretty much yearning to see Harry Potter, unfortunately I was finding no takers for the movie. I cant understand if people are ready to see Vijay film on PVR for 180 Rs. Why not volunteer for HP6??? Though one of colleagues was interested, it was rather for Transformers 2 ( you could call him typical indian movie goer who are interested in no brainer action movies like Hulk and Godzilla, rather than quality movies ). As luck would have it, within 2 hrs of being at my office , One of senior manager's came and said you could take the day of for all the hard work you put in. I was like wow, Let me escape from office. But on hind sight, even for the last release, they had given me a day of plus Ice creams. I guess the ice creams were a casualty of the recession. Coming back to the point, I managed to cajole my tentative cubicle mate for coming with a movie (at least he has read the book, most other's just watched movies ). It was short walk to Inox across the road ( love this office cause you have a mall and a mutliplex all at a walkable distance ). The movie started and thankfully I did not have to contend with sintex ad or Kumaran silks or Sri devi silks ad before the movie like theatres in Tamil Nadu.

Friday, June 26, 2009

Micheal Jackson - The King of Pop


It was usual day when I woke up, opened phone to check my twitter account There were a lot of tweets with regard to RIP - MJ. As most people love to tweet what they are tweeting, my natural intuition was that they were listening to RIP by Micheal Jackson. It was latter that I found that the Micheal Jackson had passed away. I was in somber mood to begin with. There lots of people who are in their teens and early 20's who grew up listening to his songs and trying to copy his dance moves ( Prabhu deva probably made it as a hero because of him ). He made dance such a raging phenomenon as much to do with singing. And who can forget the eternal thriller album, the first time I listened , I got goose bumps from his music.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Geek's Pick Up Lines

Alright, I picked few geek pick up lines from tweets... decided it to post it on my blog, since it was really funny...

(I realize this is an email forward, but, if anyone knows an originator, I'd like to give credit where it's due?)

Geek Pick-up Lines : Part 1

1. Tell me of this thing you humans call *dramatic pause* love.
2. If you turn me down now, I will become more drunk than you can possibly imagine.
3. They don't call me Bones because I'm a doctor.
4. Your name is Leslie? Look, I can spell your name on my calculator!
5. What's a nice girl like you doing in a wretched hive of scum and villany like this?
6. You must be Windows 95 because you gots me so unstable.
7. My 'up-time' is better than BSD.
8. I can tell by your emoticons that you're looking for some company.
9. Is that an iPod mini in your pocket or are you just happy to see me.
10. Want to see my Red Hat?
11. If you won't let me buy you a drink, at least let me fix your laptop.
12. Do u have an unlimited data connection at home,looks like you have downloaded all the beauty in the world?

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Election Day Tweets

Indian elections are always entertaining, with so many parties begging for people's votes (Pardon me, if I lost count of the list of parties ).It after all the biggest reality show anybody could muster up.I always felt a two party system as in US which gives the government stability, is far more better than having so many parties. In case you choose to have multi party system, then in that situation where no party gets a majority, the top two parties should have run off election, where the winner is chosen. I was watching CNN IBN on saturday morning , also following the elections in the world of Twitter. Decided to compile a list of tweets on the election day. Here are a few good ones





  1. Wonder what happens to all the astrologers - do the losing netas ask for money back? or go bash them up?:-)
  2. Congress sweeps Delhi! Can you CLEAN the streets now too?
  3. But just now they said chidambaram lost & after recounting he is declared victorious they recounted not reverse counted right?
  4. UPA will be forming the government.. advani's expressions must be a kodak moment.
  5. I hope the BJP figures out that there's work to be done (beyond polarizing ppl) when not in power too. Grassroots stuff.
  6. Advani needs to take rebirth as Rahul's son to become future PM.
  7. Sun is Shining in Tamil Nadu today.!!!
  8. Singh is set to become King Once again.!!
  9. BJP is like Liverpool and Congress is like Manchester United. They kept attacking Congress and claimed they will win but look what happened.
  10. Why cant people remember a basic fact that Left is NOT RIGHT before voting. Wipe them out I say!

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Dummies Guide to Software Engineering


I am not going to beat around the bush for this topic, its going to be straight forward and as blunt as possible. Its almost a year since I entered this industry, I did finally manage to be a part of a product release . You may not find most of the things that I have mentioned here in any Software Engineering book. If you can learn everything from reading books, then work experience has little value. To start of, the whole information technology(IT) industry in India is based on one word "Out Sourcing". Some people might feel this word applies only Service based IT firms and not Product based ones. American firms that are present here rarely if at all allow you to take ownership of Products in India. If at all they allow, its because the Product has reached its end of life, you will end up taking ownership for the Product in the name of sustainance. If you're part of brand new product development, consider yourself very lucky. The optimism of youth is often is greatly under estimated, I loved writing code in college. Being software engineer you would be expected to code , its one of the basic things your associated with. After entering this industry, at least in India I found out there more jobs here on which you can make a living without ever bothering to write a single line of code. Unfortunately the job titles companies give have engineering associated with them, which makes mockery of what a Computer Science Engineering is.!!! I would like call this jobs as Glorified Customer Support (GCS) or So called Engineering jobs. Now, how do you make out if you ended up in this jobs?? If somebody who doesn't have anything in relation to Computer Science , who hasn't bothered to master the essentials of programming, can do your job after the initial training as well as you can, then YES, your job is a GCS. Now here are a few myths and facts which I observed

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Luck by Chance, Perfomance & Position.!!

I know its been a long time since I have posted anything here. Most of my time has been eaten up in my office work or other personal issues. 7 months into work, it makes you aware that college is way more fun than your stereo typical office. To the people who follow my blog, I have not abandoned the world of blogging, but taken to the world of micro blogging of late. This my Twitter profile http://twitter.com/gkmaestro for you to follow. Now two things which I passed through recently which I feel are fact of corporate life. Lets start with two stories which recently came across

Luck matters ;-)


With a pile of 300 resumes on his desk and a need to pick someone quickly, my boss told me to make calls on the bottom 50 and toss the rest. "Throw away 250 resumes?" I asked, shocked.
"What if the best candidates are in there?"


"You have a point," he said. "But then again, I don't need people with bad luck here."


- Becky Horowitz(Reader's digest)

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Yamming & Tweeting



Its a week where I read in the newspaper that Paris Hilton wants to stimulate the world economy by shopping more (Hmmm, I dont know about her stimulating the economy, but she certainly managed to stimulate a lot of men by her videos ) . On a more serious note now, one of the events that happened during this week, made me think about the kind of work one ends up doing. It all started in a meeting, where my manager stressed on the need of increasing communication. The topic here was site called Yammer , it basically your Twitter modeled for your office, communicating with your colleagues. Personally I have never moved beyond FaceBook and Orkut with respect to Social Networking. It was one of those days in office where I had time to myself, that enabled me to try out Yammer. I found it interesting, when I joined it. So went ahead and joined my Team's private community on it. (PS : My team's community on yammer was owned by Software Development Director in US i.e, SDD for short). What happened was,I used my actual name as in most of my official documents G@#@!# K#@!#!. But in MCE( my company) its screwed up as G@#@!# R!@#!@#( Apparently when I joined here, they wanted the name as in Passport, which was G@#@!# K#@!#! R!@#!@#) . Taking the first name and last name, they made it G@#@!# R!@#!@#, again nobody knows me by this name outside MCE.

Monday, January 19, 2009

Escape to Ooty



Well, after a turbulent start to the New Year I couldn’t wait to get myself out of Bangalore. Things change with time, but its ability to cope with change which is tested. As with most of my outings rarely do, I end up planning. Within 3 hours of me landing in Coimbatore, the plan for two day outing to Ooty was already chartered out by my friends. The next day we started early by 7 30 am to Ooty. Here I need to make a word of caution about our chauffeur; He basically thinks he is Michael Schumacher’s prodigy. People normally speed up when the highways are free. But he was traveling at 140km/h in road in between the forests. I knew something was going to go wrong, when I saw the speedometer. As it turned out, a poor deer took the wrong moment to cross the roads, it tried to squirt its way across the road, as we were moving. I thought the deer may not make it across the road, but it may end up in heaven for sure. But Luckily thanks to some superb Scorpio braking, the deer was able to cheat death (Thank God for those Scorpio brakes). Not the greatest of starts to the journey, midway through I knew something was wrong. The weird feeling was getting stronger with every hairpin bend we took. Finally in 4th one I had to take a call from one of my friends, as soon as I finished the call, I knew it was coming out. A bang on the door ensured the car was stopped and I rushed out to puke. Not a pretty site, when you have to go, you have to let it go. Another hour we finally reached Ooty. We managed to get some well deserved rest thanks to our friend’s guest house.