Monday, December 24, 2007

More about Life than Computer Science (CS)

I dont know how much of CS you are going to learn ..but am pretty sure u'll learn life in a sense how to live independently.......(trraaaao..this is the sound you hear when a dialog is said and a story to follow).

This is what my family said when I was 2 days away from leaving for US last year.

True I feel today........ (not giving a lecture dont worry) was jus looking back at wat hppnd in the last 18 months.

FOOD: I am one of those typical indian students who leave for US without any experience of cooking at home/hostel before. Started learning one week before I left...MOM taught 101 recipes ....dint remember patience to read over internet....then wazz solution ......
my roommate ananth(aka chief cook 215) taught a generic recipe..(ppl not interested in generic recipes..skip the next 2 lines).. cut onions ...fry them in ginger paste..put in vegetables...fry them ..put water boil them....its done. oops salt and curry masala... :D ...congrats u completed the entry level course of cooking indian food.

Maintaing a house: Well I am the same old clumsy guy... with my room looking half clean(the half which i do not use is clean) .. but in US no tension of hunting a plumber/ electrician or such guys...thnx to apt management.complain to them ....they take the pain.

Moving Around: In US this pretty much boils down to driving a car..... The biggest pain is not learning how to drive the car... pain is to follow the rules
(Newtons law of Inertia: To move from a state of not folowing rules to following them strictly takes extreme self force and is painful)..

Ya I gotta license..... Thought the driving test would be good/ tuff and heard lot about it..and at the end of the day it turned out to be trash.... trust me probably driving test in Hyderabad would be tougher (exaggerating).

The most important thing

LOVE: Yes.... I found my love ther........
her golden hair....
blue eyes....
looks fair..
sweet voice (read voyes for rythm)... u got it thing hasn't changed.... I have not stopped dreaming about a Girl friend even after going ther :D

Well... so guys who recieve a lecture fro their parents on how to be clean ..independent.... blah blah..tell them u'll get right once u go to US. :D

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Prejudiced Eye

"if you are not ready to come out of your pre-formed impressions and prejudice and if you are not ready to accept the truth.... then do whatever you want and write whatever you want ..the people of gujarat know the truth and would vote me back" ...Modi to english Media

"Before we start working with someone we should not be prejudiced"... a friend of mine

I don't want to make this a gyan spot.... but the fact that I watch a lotta news sometimes makes this so(noooo...nooo.. this is not gyannnnn :) ).

A word present both in the title and the first two sentences -- no prizes for guessing the answer --'prejudice'

Each and everyone of us a victim of this.. sometims coz of what we hear about some one or the previous actions of some one. The best example of how this shadows reason and logic...... the Gujarat election of 2007.

After 2002 immaterial to the number of developmental activities carried out by MODI, Media was busy talking only about 2002. The so called educated media and so called intelligentia could not push themselves beyond the impression/ prejudice they harbour about Modi. This was blatantly clear at the "Hindustan Times summit ". The topic of the day was realtion b/w center and states which Modi stuck to and spoke about development. Instead of being inquistive about how he could drive such large scale dev initiatives media was busy moving around 2002.

Even the psephologists who are another form of mathematicians tried to incorporate prejudice into mathematics and the result is obvious..they sucked and could not come close to the final numbers.....their explanation a headline "MODI beats expectations"...nope this is wrong .. it should have been "Prejudiced opnioins/brians lead to wrong expectations"

One thing unable to figure out............ where is the boundary between using history of a person to predict future action and calling it prejudice :D

One thing i am sure many ppl dont understand.. the movie "Bride and Prejudice" ..why the hell on the surface of earth was it made and what is the point being made thru it.

Thursday, September 27, 2007

City Of Merchants

me: hey dude
how r u
Phanindra: Hey man
I'm good, how are you?
2:36 AM me: doing gud
Phanindra: Great... where are you?
me: Tucson arizona
2:37 AM Phanindra: Oh, nice...
me: u?
Phanindra: Good old Hyderabad!
me: ha ha
Phanindra: Full of bomb blasts, falling flyovers and the whole zing bang!

No Prices for guessing the above..a gtalk chat with my friend in hyderabad.

When I was a kid, I asked my mom...why is some place a city and some place a village(and not a city).
Simple Answer : A lot of trade happens there. Lots of MERCHANTS from lots of places come there(city) to sell things. That is why it is big and called a city.

True, I feel today looking at cities around the world...tatz how they have become cities.

Dont want to bore u guyz with history of Persian Merchants in Hyderabad selling IRANI chai, Pearls , etc.... u can google for it....Now a days we have newer merchants coming up.

When I started follwoing news seriously frm arnd 2000, read about one MERCHANT ....ex indian captian (AZZU) ..great batsman....great captian..but turned merchant by selling the game ....... then by putting up a gym/spa (dont ask me the funding source).....(these are allegations I read in news not sure if correct)

Then we had another merchant who sold the city but in the right sense (like you sell urself to getta job)...ex CM. NCB NAIDU....Sold the MICROSOFT ..ORACLE....brought hyderabad onto the world map. OF course allegations say he also bought HITEC CITY from builders at almost 10 times the worth..poor taxpayers complaints..hez been a great Merchant.

B.Ramalinga Raju of Satyam.... a great IT merchant ...again a pride....and The list can go on....

Today we have new merchants ... the ruling govt....same as the one in center....left loose bangladesh borders for infiltrators....allegations say...these are for vote bank politics to win elections in North East with the help of them....laws considered to legalize steps to push them out.... some of them believed to be masterminds behind the blasts...

Local people turned MERCHANTS by harboring them for money. No, not the merchants I want to talk about.

Construction companies.... not very new merchants ...have been buliding infrastructure in hyderabad...turning it into CYBERabad since 1999.

Today these merchants have sold people's safety...results ..falling flyovers....

Right from Nizams , Salarjungs..... to todayz Naiduz...Harsha Bhoglez(call him a merchant coz he sells cricket yaar...ya hez frm hyd) ..Dr.Reddy of Reddy labs, we had great merchants in Hyderabad...but now I am scared to know these merchants who bring down flyovrs and hurt people at gokul chatz....
Yes, Cities are built by Merchants mom was right....but looks like they are also destroyed by merchants.....

I want the ones who build them back into lime light....dont want my city to be "happening" for the reasons mentioned in the chat

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

The Title

Well the title.....people regular on Hindi movies can quickly relate the title of the blog to the movie hazaron khwaishen Aisi (Not the mallika sherawat movie ..its name is ....Khwaish)

But the title is not just a english translation of it........ this is a place where i want to put all my thoughts (aiming 1000 is too opmtimistic aahhhhhhhhh)......but lemme atleast aim at it.

But it cant be denied that the movie had an influence on me deciding on this title...... the movie in the starting says it represents INDIA at a time when people had many desires adn the country was going in thousand directions ... Today again I feel India is very ambitious and going in many directions and doing great in all of them.....and me being a part of the current young generation also am ambitious and have many dreams and THOUSAND THOUGHTS