Tuesday, 28 September 2010

Crazy or Mad or Dumb? God Knows

Today noted kannada actress and director Vaishali Kasaravalli passed away leaving behind lot of fans from Kannada film world. May her soul rest in peace. I was just checking profile of one of my friend in facebook and noticed below thing.

Damn...People started liking someone's death. Strange and ridiculous but its true. Social networking is driving people so much crazy that they are forgetting human emotions and sentiments. It has weaken the bond of human relations in real life. How can one like other's death? Social networking should make one wiser, not stupid and dumb.

Sunday, 21 February 2010

It's been quite awhile

There's no place like home - I believe in this line. I am now living in place very far away from my hometown because of work. I grew up in a small town called Chikmagalur which literally means, 'The Younger Daughter's Town.' My hometown is a calm, little town full of scenic beauties, hills, valleys, streams and coffee plantations. I really miss my hometown. It is obvious because I have spent really great 21 years of my life there and have some great childhood memories from that time. I first moved away from home when I was 21 and heading off to my job in Bangalore. I didn’t move too far away but it was still a significant change in my life. Now that I have moved 5,000 miles away from there, I have to appreciate my small town upbringing. Though I have always dreamed of traveling and living in various places around the country, I now know why I was so lucky to have grown up in such a beautiful town. I miss the place, my mom's cooking and my gimmick days with my friends. I also miss the food stalls at night where my friends and I used to hang out and those local canteens which we visitied quite frequently. I really miss everything about my hometown and sometimes, its funny that I even miss the noise in our neighborhood even those irritating neighbors that we have there, I also miss them!

There's really no place like home.

Friday, 19 February 2010

Stonehenge-A Marvellous Mystery

It was a great experience to have finally seen the famous ring of massive stones! Yes that's Stonehenge. Situated in a vast plain, Stonehenge was truly impressive! I was awed by these massive, 5000 year-old stones. Some of the largest and heaviest stones where shipped from Wales, at least 100 miles away. There is something interesting about them and the thing that strikes the most is probably that no-one can pretty much come to a conlusion in terms of Who build the Stonehenge? How did they do it? Why did they build it? A burial site? A place for worship?

Regardless its original purpose, this is a place for magic and mystery, a place for imagination and a glimpse to the ancient history. I am honored to see Stonehenge with my own eyes. With continuing preservation, I hope the stones stand for many many more years to come.


Sometimes people are just so hard to live with and what's inside or within doesn't show on their face. They expect others to be just like them. But they don't get the fact that not all of the entire population of mankind is as smart or driven or talented or inspired as they are. Not everyone does well in everything.


But silence is all I have and I shall hang on to my patience.

Monday, 15 February 2010


ಲಾಸ್ ಅಂಜೆಲಸಲ್ಲಿ ಇರುವ ಈ ನಾಯಿಯ ಹೆಸರು "Faith". ಇವಳಿಗೆ ಎರಡೇ ಕಾಲು. ಹುಟ್ಟಿದಾಗಲೇ ಎರಡೂ ಕಳು ಇರಲಿಲ್ಲ.ಇವಳನ್ನು ಹೆತ್ತ ಅಮ್ಮ ಇವಳನ್ನು ತಿರಸ್ಕರಿಸಿದಳು. ಅದೃಷ್ಟವಶಾತ್ ಈ ನಾಯಿಯ ಪಾಲಿಗೆ ದೇವರು ಒಬ್ಬ ಮಾಜಿ ಸೇನಾಪಡೆಯ ಯೋದನ ರೂಪದಲ್ಲಿ ಬಂದ,ಹೆಸರು ಜೂಡ್. ಎರಡು ಕಾಲಿಲ್ಲದೇ ಬದುಕುವುದೇ ಒಂದು ಸವಾಲಾಗಿರುವ Faith ಗೆ ಜೂಡ್ ನಡೆದಾಡುವುದನ್ನು ಕಲಿಸಿದ.Faith ಈಗ ನಡೆದಾದುವುದಿರಲಿ ಜೊತೆಯಲ್ಲಿ ಹಲವಾರು ಕಸರತ್ತುಗಳನ್ನು ಮಾಡುತಾಳೆ.ಅಂಗವಿಕಲತೆ ಮೀರಿ ನಿಂತ Faith ಯೋದರು ಹಾಗು ಅಂಗವಿಕಲ ಮಕ್ಕಳಲ್ಲಿ ಒಂದು ಹೊಸ ನಂಬಿಕೆಯನ್ನು ಚಿಗುರಿಸಿದಾಳೆ. ಅಂಗವಿಕಲತೆ ಶಾಪವಲ್ಲ ಎಂದು ಜಗತ್ತಿಗೆ ಸಾರಿ ಸಾರಿ ಹೇಳುತಿದಾಳೆ. ಜೀವನದ ಪ್ರಯಾಣದಲ್ಲಿ ನಾವು ನಡೆಯುವಾಗ ಎದುರಾಗುವ ಕತ್ತಲೆಗೆ ನಂಬಿಕೆಯೊಂದೇ ಬೆಳಕು ನೀಡುವ ಸಾಧನ. ನಂಬಿಕೆಯೊಂದಿಗೆ ನಮ್ಮ ಜೀವನದ ಪ್ರಯಾಣವನ್ನು ಮಾಡಿದಾಗ ಗೆಲುವು ನಮ್ಮದಾಗುವುದರಲ್ಲಿ ಯಾವುದೇ ಸಂಶಯವಿಲ್ಲ.

Paris-City Of Lights

I just can't believe that it has been three months since we took trip to Paris. It has definitely been one of the highlights of our life. We saw the obvious, the Eiffel Tower, Champs-Élysées, the outside of the Louvre and Notre Dame Cathedral as well as Place de la Concorde in between and I must say Paris is a beautiful city.

Firstly, the Eiffel Tower which stands as the worldwide symbol of Paris. Eiffel tower is impressive, bigger than I thought to be fair and you just have to struggle to get up there. Yes, there are queues with no apparent beginning or end but it is just too good to miss out on. The views at each stage are mindblowing and worth getting over at any case. At night, it lights up every hour, twinkles and whispers in your ear, "Paris is Magic".

We ventured out to take "Paris By Night" to see the 3 major landmarks of Paris, The Arc de Triomphe, Champs-Élysées and Place de la Concorde, and it was worth the price. The Champs-Elysees was buzzing and Arc de Triomphe looks stunning in the Night. The eternal flame below the Arc burns more brightly at night and this adds to the spectical. The roundabout around the monument is awesome to see.

Paris is just splendid, certainly a beautiful city that is packed full of impressive architecture, monuments and sculptures. Yes now I understand the reason why Paris is the most visited city in the world.

Life is not about the number of years that you live but the amount of life you experience in those years.

Sunday, 14 February 2010

My Dear Wife...

I am blessed to have you in my life and am thankful to the God for giving you to me. My prayer is that nothing would ever come between us and that the love we have for each other will always flow freely.

Thank you for being a part of my life. Thank you for trying. Thank you for bearing with me. Thank you for loving me, with all my faults and inadequacies.

Happy Valentine's Day!!!!!!!!

Saturday, 13 February 2010

Enchanting Egypt

One of my dreams finally came true, which was landing on the African continent for the first time. We spent around 6 days in Egypt and decided to use a tour guide service as we were informed that information at the sites were in arabic and its very difficult to commute the places on our own. Upon arrival in Cairo I was struck by the metropolitan atmosphere of the city. There are over 20 million people in Cairo…it is the largest city on the continent of Africa.

On day one, I was in front of the pyramids of Giza with Soumya, my wife. I lost my mind when I finally saw the pyramids (Khufu, Khafre and Menkaure) and the Sphinx. I just couldn’t believe that they have been there for thousands of years. The desire for eternity was the driving force behind the construction of the pyramids, its the technological mastery that makes it a true wonder. Built as tombs for kings and sometimes queens, these world-famous monuments did not stand in isolation, but were designed as part of funerary complexes that included shrines and temples, where priests would summon the spirits of the royalty and make offerings to ensure their immortality.

Next day we awoke disgustingly early, in order to catch our 5:30 flight from Cairo to Luxor. In case you don’t know what early is, that is 3:30. In the morning. We left for the airport, and arrived early enough to have to wait an hour and a half for the flight.

We arrived in Luxor and checked into our hotel. Luxor is indeed much nicer than Cairo. For one, it is far greener, and has much more agriculture. Secondly, the Nile plain looks better here. We checked into our hotel, and had a cup of tea, being able to catch the tail end of breakfast.
The first thing we went to see was the Karnak Temple. It has a total of 134 HUGE pillars, meant to represent papyrus flowers. It also has a couple of giant obelisks, and the obligatory statues and walls. We wandered around there for a while, then headed towards Luxor temple. A good portion of it is destroyed now, but there is still enough of it to see that it must have been very impressive in its day. There were large pillars and huge stone statues everywhere.

In the evening we sailed on a fairly traditional Felucca. Its canopy covers 3/4th of the boat. Felucca sailing was great and we experienced some beautiful sunsets over river Nile.

Next day we visited the Valley of the Kings. Its really incredible…unfortunately, no pictures were allowed. It is in a barren area of mountains of limestone and absolutely no vegetation. But in this valley there are thousands of tombs buried…most of which have not been discovered yet. Several of these tombs have been discovered by mistake. When a new King takes power one of the first things they do is commission the creation of their own tomb…life after death was an obsession. They take years to carve into the mountain and they vary in size…but all have a long passage way from the entrance and several small chambers off the passage way that leads to the burial chamber. It is difficult to imagine the amount of work that went into these as all along the long passage way and in each chamber the walls and ceilings are covered in hieroglyphics that tells the story of the person buried in that tomb.

There was only one queen who had a temple built so we stopped and saw Queen Hatshepsut’s Temple. She had an awful step son who had here killed so he could rule and then he defaced everything that honored her.

After an exhausting day exploring Luxor, we packed and went to the train station to get onto our transport to the Aswan. At last, at about 7:45 pm, the train pulled up and we on board, squeezing through the narrow seat with 20 kg bags in tow and Egyptian men smoking in rail bogies like chimneys. We arrived at Aswan around 11 and was transferred to the hotel. The tour guide here convinced us to drop Abu Simbel trip as it was planned very early next day morning. Instead he managed to squeeze in Nubian museum, Philae Temple and High dam in the schedule.

Next day morning, we visited Nubian museum where we could see lot of ancient egyptian monuments including a mummy. Next stop was to Agilika Island to see the Philae Temple. This temple, was relocated as part of the Aswan High Damn project. We took the flight back to Cairo and next day morning was our flight to London.

Overall, Egypt was incredibly interesting! They are simply the greatest monuments I have ever seen. I doubt whether anything my generation build will be left standing and be admired in the year 7500 AD.

Life is never dull…unless you let it be!

Why are men more interested in women than women in men?

Check title of the books and see which one is the best seller.

Monday, 8 February 2010


Sometimes , trying to explain things just makes it worse

Sunday, 7 February 2010


I believe that everyone enters your life for a reason. And most times, through certain events, these people teach you life lessons, or you get taught life lessons through them, and you grow from there. Accept the lesson and put what you have learnt to use in all other relationships and areas of your life. Whatever that comes, its how you see it that makes life worthwhile.

Saturday, 6 February 2010

Aal Izz Well

I saw 3 idiots recently. I was determined to see this one in a theatre and had been to Vue cinemas with my wife. I love the “message” of the movie. I am really glad to see a mainstream movie really talking about following one’s passion and not doing what society asks you to do. I sincerely hope that Indian parents especially take this message to heart and are more open to allowing their children to do what they want, not what the parents think they should do. The film of course hit home with me as I’ve had a personal desire to acheive something very different.If you haven’t seen this movie, go see it.

British Winter

Oh! the snow, the beautiful snow, Over the housetops, over the street, Over the heads of the people you meet.

Wednesday, 3 February 2010

A Decade in Review

It is the end of another year but not only that also a decade a wonderful decade for me. I have been inspired to look at all that has happened not only last year but also the last decade.

On to the Decade

2002 Graduated from VTU

2003 Joined HP, Started Earning

2005 25th Anniversary of my parents

2006 My First International travel to Vietnam

2008 Met and fell in love with Soumya

2009 Married to my sweet heart

What a wonderful decade, I can't wait to see what the next ten bring.

Sunday, 31 January 2010

Miss you with every beat of my heart

I am all alone again in this place. Some times we have to be without people we love. She had to travel to visit the family, I know this is very important, that’s why I am trying hard not to feel so bad about it.

I don’t like the days with out her, I don’t like the house with out her, I hate to be alone with out her. She is my everything in this life, We are so connected to each other, day after day, month after month, and now nearly its an year I realized that I can not live with out my wife.

I feel lonely in the place, maybe because everything around me is more quite since she left, but I still see her smile, remembering how it was great to be with her, I can tell she is the person I like to spend most of the time with in this life.

I used to wake up and see you everyday sleeping like a baby safely next to me, and when I kiss you before go to work I am always grateful for your smile, generous spirit, thoughtfulness to me. I miss all that, but you are in my heart and mind always.

I love you!!!!

Tuesday, 26 January 2010

Humanity shines brightest under Inhumane conditions

A powerful earthquake which rocked Haiti on January 12, damaged not only buildings and roads but the foundation of the poorest nation, which has struggled under decades of coups, corruption and natural disasters.

Rest In Peace To All The Haiti Victims, And May Help Be Brought To All The Survivors.