Friday, August 22, 2008

Wonder if Arjun could have done this


Michael Johnson - struck by BOLT !!!

Watch Michael Johnson's reaction to Usain Bolt's winning time at Beijing. Its amazing !!! Wonder what would the record would have been had Bolt celebrated after crossing over the line...

Friday, May 16, 2008

From Round to Right !!!

After eating an awesome chicken sizzler with team, and being called "expanded" in different styles and languages, I have decided to write a quick blog on my newest resolution of getting from the round shape to the right shape.

The ask is difficult and let me tell you....I just love to, chicken and almost all things that contribute a human to attain the designation called "obese"

As of today I have set a target where I shall in next 6 months reach from 39-40 diameter to at least 36 diameter.. Difficult it is, but what the heck, challenge is to attain the difficult target.

In case I am successful to do so, in 6 months I shall post a successful blog with a before and after image of mine and if not, this blog should be considered a rush of blood in the mind and heart; which my stomach overcame along with the support of my taste bud.

Friday, February 15, 2008

Why will I remember 14-Feb-2008 ?

14th February, all around the world marks an occasion for the cupid to play games but for me this year i.e. 2008 it marks as the day where I got up in the morning and did not have to get ready to go to work. A day where I was "jobless" because a day back I bid farewell to my first job. So how does one feel when you have worked in an organization for 7 years and then you decide to "move on". I don't know about others but I surely had a sinking feeling, a feeling of losing my comfort zone, my domain which I had earned all these years working post my graduation.

When I returned my badge, I felt very weird and like in the movies, when a person with lost memory, regains his past, my 7 years flashed in front of me. I remembered my first day when I entered into one of the most beautiful campuses and felt proud to be part of one of the top IT companies in India, rememberedthe fun that I had with friend duing my training period, my countless night-outs (not in clubs partying but in front of the computer debugging code), remembered my awards and achievements, my trip to Taiwan, US and so on.

At the same time today, I am feeling anxious, excited and happy. Anxious because in a day's time I will be moving into my new job, Excited because of the new learnings, challenges and opportunites that await me and happy because I have moved back to Mumbai,the place where I spent my life till I had to leave it for my first job.

On my blog, I would like to thank all my friends, colleagues well-wishers in my first job who have helped me to grow as an individual in this world, both professionally and personally and would like to end this post with Robert Frost's lines (needless to say my favorite lines)

"The woods are lovely, dark and deep,
But I have promises to keep,
And miles to go before I sleep,
And miles to go before I sleep"

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Relocation within India- Useful info

Hi All,

I am currently going through a painful experience of relocating from Bangalore to Mumbai. Now there are few things that, if you are relocating for the first time you should be aware of. If you do not have a vehicle (car/bike) for transportation then the relocation gets more easy.

Well in case you have a car/bike following are things you need to ensure when relocating within India:
- Get NOC ( No Objecting certicate) for the vehicle which wish to transfer from the current RTO where the vehicle is registered and state tax paid.
- For that you need to furnish the information of the RTO where the vehicle will be transferred to.
- If the vehicle is more than a year old be sure the emission test are done and the insurance is renewed as they are required for the NOC to be done
- If the vehcile is under hypothecation, then you need to get the hypothecation cancelled before you apply for the transfer or get an NOC from the organization on whose name the hypothecation is done. I will always suggest the former one but may vary from situation to situation
- For transporation within India you can use the services of any interstate transportation. is useful as it has list of all the mover& packers also list of people who provide vehicle transportation. Typically for a small car like Santro, Wagon-R and Bike like Splendor, Wind 125 combined the total transportation cost between Bangalore and Mumbai will be around 6500 INR.
- Once your vehicle reaches the new place where you are going to reside than you need to pay the life time tax (LTT) for the state or you can pay a yearly short term tax, in case you are going to relocate again.
- Once the LTT is paid in for the new state, than you need to furnish details at the RTO which will be sent to the old RTO where the vehicle was registered which will reimburse your LTT paid in their state ( This will be subject to deduction for the amount of time vehicle resided in the old state).

In addition one month before you date of moving
- Make a checklist of things you need to do
- Get all your bank/credit card information updated with your new address or the c/o address.
- See that all your outstanding dues are completed for landline, Internet and also the utilities.
- In case you are going through a mid-month cycle, see to it that in all your electric bills, gas bill you have a little higher amount paid than the previous bill depending on your usage which will even out once the new bills come in post your leaving the place.
- Plan your packing and moving so that its not a rush when the deadline approaches.

Well rest all is common sense and may wary from person to person.

Some useful websites
Transportation -
Bangalore RTO -
Q&A on interstate vehicle transfer :

Hope this information is useful and Happy Relocating !!!!

Sunday, January 6, 2008

Australia won at Sydney...with 14 players !!

The headlines does not tell you that it was the expected result but it was a decided result by the match umpires and referees. It was interesting to see Michael Slater saying that the Indians should move on. Let me tell you simply, had the number of atrocious decision that went against India, gone againts the Oz, they would have shown their true colors, that would include all the "be brave" former players and also the media.

In my memory never have so many decision gone against a single team. This is one of the most forgetful matches for the simple reason it was not won by a team, or lost by another but it was ruined by the 3 jokers. Its high time the umpires are fined and suspended if they alter the outcome of a match so badly. Mr Bucknor, who with a straight face maintains an internal grudge with Indian team, please go ahead and retire. Mr Benson, please go back to umpiring for school matches till you understand that the referral is taken from the fellow umpire and then the third umpire, and certainly not with Mr Ponting and Mr Clarke who will not walk even if the ball goes to the first slip.

The BCCI should get into the act and get some action against the referees, because its too taxing for the cricket lovers to witness a good game being spoilt by bad umpiring.

As for the Indian team good going guys. I believe this was a great match which the entire team played against the 14 players on the field. Tendulkar, congratulations on your century and Kumble, you are true fighter.

Bhajji, Australian team at times are sore losers, so if they cannot get you out, they play mind games. They instigate you and then put some rubbish claims. I have seen Mcgrath and Shane Warne saying worse things and getting scot free.

All in all, an interesting test match, but an un-even match as 11 players of Indian team had to battle it with the 14 of Australian team.

Saturday, January 5, 2008

Happy New Year - with a video

Happy New Year to the folks visiting my blog. Starting this new year with an advertisement which I really like from the "Lead India" TV series.