Thursday, August 28, 2008

55 word story- The Occasion

Both were standing in front of each other, it was not the first time but this occasion was special. Last one month was tough time for them. They never thought they will ever meet again. Fear of separation was still there in them. Screen came down, they exchanged garland. Their marriage was now a reality.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

55 word story- One Love

They were childhood friends. They hadn’t seen each other since 12 years but they were in touch. He loved her very much. She was unaware of it. He bought roses on her 24th birthday. He walked up to her and with trembling voice he said “Will you marry me?” Her childhood dream had come true.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

55 words story- Her Love

She fell in love with that distant relative in her mother’s funeral. She searched hard but couldn’t find him again. She thought only way she could meet him again was in another family funeral where he would definitely come. Her obsession was greater than her father’s love. She met him again in her father’s funeral.

Friday, August 22, 2008

55 word story -Psychopath magician

I can dream my past and change things what I have done. That is why I can escape from murders which I commit. Today I am in jail because I couldn't sleep yesterday. But there is always today night where I can dream and wipe out the clues I have left when I murdered her

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Gowri Miss

Fifteen years ago when I was in my 3rd standard, ‘Gowri miss’ was our class teacher, although she taught English we learnt something more than that. She taught discipline and values in life.
She had her own ways of teaching morals to us. She never beat us or yelled at us. I would like to share one such incident. Girish, was the undisciplined of all. He always had long and dirty nails, in spite she never scolded him, instead she bought a nail cutter and kept it in our class room and he was suppose to sit on ground in front of all and cut nails. Once he sat on ground in front of the whole class cutting nails he would miss writing down the ‘class work’ stuff, he would miss the cursive writing home work and the most important the humiliation he faced. He felt outcaste in the class. This automatically brought in a sense of responsibility and discipline in him. He definitely missed the English taught that day but he learnt something more important for life- the discipline.
Even today when I meet her she has the same charm and smile in her face. She has educated us not made us a mere literate. All of us are proud that we had a teacher like her.

Saturday, August 9, 2008

Speed governor !!

By now all Bangaloreans/ Bengalooreans must have been affected by this. Lorry and cab strike in protest of the regulation which asks all the yellow board vehicles to include speed governor in them! Initially what I thought was this-strike-is-meaningless. Here I make my piece of understanding. Inclusion of speed governor in vehicle means drop in pick up and speed in vehicles. This might sound good in terms of the bringing down the mortality rate in accidents. I dont see it to the the solution though. Come let’s see some of major accident causers and solutions for it. Over speed & recklessness, Intoxicated Drive, 'Transport infrastructure' and Cellphone driveInstead of making speed governor mandatory, educate the drivers make them more responsible drivers. Most of deaths in accident happen because one of the accident participants is drunk. It’s very unfortunate when someone hears that the death is caused of the sober person. There are laws to bring this intact, enforce it strictly instead of bringing new laws. Three parts compose for 'Transport infrastructure'. One, vehicle (the running condition of the vehicle). Two, the signaling system. Three, the transport surface, road or air or rail. Little is in the hands of any regulation for the first one. The latter two are completely in-hands of the government.
Lastly there are laws which prohibit use of cellphone while you are driving, But how many of us follow it? How concerned is the police authority to punish this violation
Accidents /Death happen even if you are driving at 40kmph, what’s required is to eliminate the cause of it. With this piece of article I urge the authorities to implement the existing law with strict governance instead of bringing in new laws which will ultimately remain in books.

Sunday, August 3, 2008

Ubuntu 8.04

Linux has always attracted me towards it. But the problem is none of the flavors of it has impressed me. SuSe 10 was ok types. I heard a lot about Ubuntu 8.04, so in my leisure time I tried downloading it, but thanks to the load shedding every time it was incomplete. So finally ordered it to be delivered by post. It took on surprise when it was actually shipped to my door step from Netherlands free of cost. Amazing, why would anyone do it for free !
Installation was quick, no overhead of partition, allocating those swap memories, it was as easy as installing any other software on Windows. It now detects my fat and ntfs partitions too...
Am loving it...

Saturday, August 2, 2008

SAP Labs

When i stepped in those revolving doors of SAP Labs India I had never felt this is actually a revolution for my professional life. Some notable changes I experienced
1. No dress code :) Yuppy
2. No minimum hours of work !
3. No swipe in/ swipe out
4. Free food !
5. Free travel.
Below are some of professional differences
6. No BENCH period, I can never forget 6 months of my bench life in Infy.
7. No concept like admin rights to computer, printer access.
8. Unblocked 24*7 internet.
9. Foreigners as colleagues, In Infy foreigners were our clients.
10. Being a product company, the business is not 'Client driven'.
11. Greater scope for innovation
Till now its been a wonderful time with SAP Labs India. Hope things will be good for me always
PS- Beautiful scenic fountain cum pond just behind my cubicle