Many a times, we act in haste and repent in leisure

Posted by redthil On 12/27/2006 07:01:00 PM


This is a true story which happened in the States. A man came out of his home to admire his new truck. To his puzzlement, his three-year-old son was happily hammering dents into the shiny paint of the truck. The man ran to his son, knocked him away, and hammered the little boy's hands into pulp as punishment. When the father calmed down, he rushed his son to the hospital. Although the doctor tried desperately to save the crushed bones, he finally had to amputate the fingers from both the boy's hands. When the boy woke up from the surgery & saw his bandaged stubs, he innocently said, "Daddy, I’m sorry about your truck." Then he asked, "But when are my fingers going to grow back?"

Many a times, we act in haste and repent in leisure. Think about this story the next time someone steps on your feet or u wish to take revenge.
Think first before u lose your patience/temper with someone u love.

Trucks can be repaired... Broken bones & hurt feelings often can't. Too often we fail to recognize the difference between the person and the performance. We forget that forgiveness is greater than revenge. People make mistakes. We are allowed to make mistakes. But the actions we take while in a rage will haunt us forever.

Emotional management begins by stopping to act impulsively and starting to think patiently.

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Sweetest Day...

Posted by redthil On 12/27/2006 04:22:00 PM


"Sweetest Day".. these are the two simple words, with which i can describe this whole day...

I had lot of sweets, of different variety and from different places... Below is the list of sweets i had today...

The day started with the Plum cake from Prabitha. She got that from Coimbatore as she went home for Christmas. First i had only one piece, as there was only few pieces and have to distribute to many people. but even after everyone has got their share, some of them are left alone. As i'm a strong supporter of the principle "Taste... but dont waste...", I went for the rescue and had all the remaining pieces...


Then i had "Five Star Crunch" gave by Nirmal... Nirmal got more than the number of people here at our office... so, again i went for the rescue... i think i had three five-stars...

Next is from Jai Kumar, a sweet called "Peda"... Its a special sweet made only in karnataka, not the ordinary peda which we can get from Adayar Ananda bhavan... It was so sweet than the previous two sweets.. so i had only two... but later, my friend ramesh gave me half peda, as he was not able to eat the whole sweet...

The fourth kind of sweet is from Ramesh... He got some sweets called "Kaja" from his home town (in Andhra Pradesh). Its a kind of sweet which can be found only in that state. It had honey like sweet syrup stuffed inside... Actually he got that yesterday and i also had some three sweets yesterday. But there was one full box left. Whatelse, I went for the rescue again. Even after my efforts, there are still some sweets left.

Next is from Praphul, my DBA team mate... I dont know the sweet name(so sad :-/)... He actually got that for his engagement last weekend in kerala. It was really superb, but i had only two...

Next is some kind of cake gave by Mathew George. I think its another variety of plum cake... This time also i had only one, as he got only few pieces...

Finally (the day is not yet over... still some 6 hours left), i had a piece of chocolate given by Tushar Kanwar... Actually, Tushar gave it to Nirmal... Since nirmal couldnt eat that chocolate, he gave it to me...


And i also had some pineapple cream biscuits in-between, at our pantry when i went for drinking coffee...




As you read,, i had variety of sweets and that too from different places like coimbatore, andra,kerala, karnataka...

I thank all my friends(who gave me sweets)...

I will wrap this up with those two words...

!!!!!!!!"Sweetest Day"!!!!!!!!!

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find it...

Posted by redthil On 12/20/2006 10:22:00 AM

post all your findings as a comment for this post, so that you can help all...
(Note: Click on the image to see it in big size)

Can you find a face in these beans? if so, look for hand in it...


if you find the previous one very easy,
Twenty-eight things are wrong in this picture below. Can you spot them all?


If thats also very easy for you, then take this...

What you see here is an LP cover from Andrew Gold's album. There are 32 things wrong about this picture, even though everything appears normal.



!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!all the best!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!




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64 Arts that one should learn in their life...

Posted by redthil On 12/15/2006 04:09:00 PM




1. Singing
2. Playing on musical instruments
3. Dancing
4. Union of dancing, singing, and playing instrumental music
5. Writing and drawing
6. Tattooing
7. Arraying and adorning an idol with rice and flowers
8. Spreading and arranging beds or couches of flowers, or flowers upon the ground
9. Colouring the teeth, garments, hair, nails and bodies, i.e. staining, dyeing, colouring and painting the same
10. Fixing stained glass into a floor
11. The art of making beds, and spreading out carpets and cushions for reclining
12. Playing on musical glasses filled with water
13. Storing and accumulating water in aqueducts, cisterns and reservoirs
14. Picture making, trimming and decorating
15. Stringing of rosaries, necklaces, garlands and wreaths
16. Binding of turbans and chaplets, and making crests and top-knots of flowers
17. Scenic representations, stage-playing
18. Art of making ear ornaments
19. Art of preparing perfumes and odours
20. Proper disposition of jewels and decorations, and adornment in dress
21. Magic or sorcery
22. Quickness of hand or manual skill
23. Culinary art, i.e. cooking and cookery
24. Making lemonades, sherbets, acidulated drinks, and spirituous extracts with proper flavour and colour
25. Tailor's work and sewing
26. Making parrots, flowers, tufts, tassels, bunches, bosses, knobs, etc., out of yarn or thread
27. Solution of riddles, enigmas, covert speeches, verbal puzzles and enigmatical questions
28. A game, which consisted in repeating verses, and as one person finished, another person had to commence at once, repeating another verse, beginning with the same letter with which the last speaker's verse ended, whoever failed to repeat was considered to have lost, and to be subject to pay a forfeit or stake of some kind
29. The art of mimicry or imitation
30. Reading, including chanting and intoning
31. Study of sentences difficult to pronounce. It is played as a game chiefly by women, and children and consists of a difficult sentence being given, and when repeated quickly, the words are often transposed or badly pronounced
32. Practice with sword, single stick, quarter staff and bow and arrow
33. Drawing inferences, reasoning or inferring
34. Carpentry, or the work of a carpenter
35. Architecture, or the art of building
36. Knowledge about gold and silver coins, and jewels and gems
37. Chemistry and mineralogy
38. Colouring jewels, gems and beads
39. Knowledge of mines and quarries
40. Gardening; knowledge of treating the diseases of trees and plants, of nourishing them, and determining their ages
41. Art of cock fighting, quail fighting and ram fighting
42. Art of teaching parrots and starlings to speak
43. Art of applying perfumed ointments to the body, and of dressing the hair with unguents and perfumes and braiding it
44. The art of understanding writing in cypher, and the writing of words in a peculiar way
45. The art of speaking by changing the forms of words. It is of various kinds. Some speak by changing the beginning and end of words, others by adding unnecessary letters between every syllable of a word, and so on
46. Knowledge of language and of the vernacular dialects
47. Art of making flower carriages
48. Art of framing mystical diagrams, of addressing spells and charms, and binding armlets
49. Mental exercises, such as completing stanzas or verses on receiving a part of them; or supplying one, two or three lines when the remaining lines are given indiscriminately from different verses, so as to make the whole an entire verse with regard to its meaning; or arranging the words of a verse written irregularly by separating the vowels from the consonants, or leaving them out altogether; or putting into verse or prose sentences represented by signs or symbols. There are many other such exercises.
50. Composing poems
51. Knowledge of dictionaries and vocabularies
52. Knowledge of ways of changing and disguising the appearance of persons
53. Knowledge of the art of changing the appearance of things, such as making cotton to appear as silk, coarse and common things to appear as fine and good
54. Various ways of gambling
55. Art of obtaining possession of the property of others by means of muntras or incantations
56. Skill in youthful sports
57. Knowledge of the rules of society, and of how to pay respect and compliments to others
58. Knowledge of the art of war, of arms, of armies, etc.
59. Knowledge of gymnastics
60. Art of knowing the character of a man from his features
61. Knowledge of scanning or constructing verses
62. Arithmetical recreations
63. Making artificial flowers
64. Making figures and images in clay

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Don't Become the Talk of Your Office Holiday Party!

Posted by redthil On 12/08/2006 06:32:00 PM

Here are some rules of the road, which i read from an article and thought that it will be useful, for that most joyous of holiday happenings: The Office Holiday Party.

  1. Watch the Alcohol! :::::::: Rule number one for a smooth holiday party is to limit your alcohol intake. Each of us knows our tolerance. The holiday party can be especially dangerous because drinks are often free and the point of the party is to celebrate -- and let off a little steam. While it may be tempting to indulge on the company dollar with the people you spend so much of your time with, resist the urge. Alcohol makes emotions and opinions flow more freely. Liquid confidence can be a culprit in all sorts of choices you'll regret later -- telling your boss what you really think of him or taking a secret crush to the next level. To prevent disaster, decide beforehand how much you will drink and stick to it. Alternate wine or drinks with water. And don't skip the food. If food is minimal or not provided, grab a granola bar and glass of skim milk beforehand.It sounds cliché, but it's amazing how many people let alcohol get the best of them at these events! Exercising self-control at a holiday work party will pay dividends for the entire year to come. Throwing caution to the wind will get you a new reputation as "Make-out Molly" or "Nauseous Nancy" until you get another job. Is it worth it?
  2. Dress with A Sense of Work in Mind ::::::::: Your party attire should be in line with what you wear to work. Some businesses are casual and employees don't have to think much of what they wear. Others are more strict, so after-hours clothes can be a bit more relaxed, but not too revealing. If your coworkers have never seen you in open-toed shoes or bare legs, pass on the short dress or cleavage-baring shirt. Keep it professional. Wear your sexy-somethings to other holiday events with your friends and partner!A good rule of thumb is to ask yourself: Would I be comfortable wearing this if something unexpectedly came up at the office? If the answer is no, change your outfit.
  3. Don't Be a Brownnoser :::::::: No one likes a brownnoser and if you spend your night chasing around the boss or other high-level executives, your stock with your fellow colleagues is going to drop precipitously. Be polite and say hello. But spend your time with the people you actually know and enjoy and depend on at work. This is your time to celebrate your accomplishments with each other. Be sure to thank the person who organized the holiday party, too.
  4. Mingle! :::::::::: Instead of trying to further your career, take the holiday party as an opportunity to get to know some peers. Work the room. Strike up conversations with some unknowns.
  5. Consider Your Date Wisely ::::::::: If you're allowed to bring a date, and you should certainly check the policy beforehand, remember that he or she will reflect on you as much as you do. Significant others' behavior, drinking, dress, and social skills all matter. Make sure your date is on the same page as you. Also, be sure to include your date in conversations and introductions so they feel included. Otherwise, go stag.

Strangely enough, a strikingly similar set of rules apply for family holiday parties. Watch the alcohol, dress for your audience, and try to keep the conversation light and varied. The politics of cliquishness applies as much to family gatherings as it does to the office. No one wants to feel left out and you always know when you're being left out. Remember, you never know when you might need a colleague, or a relative's, help.

Harmony is the ultimate goal this holiday season, no matter where, no matter when.

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Cheers!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Holiday season rings in the phony absences...

Posted by redthil On 11/30/2006 11:46:00 AM


NEW YORK (Reuters) - 'Tis the season for calling in sick, especially if you're not sick at all.

One in three workers has called in sick when they're not in the past year, and the end-of-year holiday season brings a rash of phony absences, experts and studies say.

Harried workers are juggling shopping, holiday preparations and family obligations this time of year, on top of perhaps having run out of the year's legitimate vacation days, they say. And the mornings after holiday parties don't help.

"We do know just anecdotally in dealing with employers that there certainly is a higher rate ... associated with holidays, catching up on shopping, or spending time with family and friends," said Jennifer Sullivan, spokeswoman for CareerBuilder.com, which conducts an annual survey of employee absenteeism. "You do see a higher incidence."

The firm's survey, released this week, showed 32 percent of workers said they called in sick when they felt fine at least once in the last year, and one in 10 said they did so three times or more.

Women were more likely to take a sick day when they are not sick than men, by 37 to 26 percent, the survey said.

But be careful. The same survey showed 27 percent of hiring managers have fired a worker for calling in sick without a legitimate reason.

"The worst part is, if you lie and they see you out at a sporting event or shopping or you run into somebody you know, then it brings your trustworthiness into question," said Sullivan.

The trick is doing it right, writes Ellie Bishop, author of "The Sick Day Handbook" that is chock-full of tips for taking a not-really-sick day.

She suggests if you're claiming a migraine headache, know there are two kinds, cluster and classic. Claiming Lyme disease is handy, because one symptom is irritability. Conjunctivitis and irritable bowel syndrome are good excuses because no one wants to hear about the symptoms.

HOLD YOUR NOSE

Call in with your excuse to a co-worker early, before the boss arrives, clear your throat for five minutes beforehand and hold your nose as you speak, she suggests.

Never make up anything that might need to be proven, like a doctor's appointment or a trip to a hospital emergency room, she writes.

Only try it two or three times a year and, above all, remember your lie, she adds.

"I think we can get away with a lot more than we think we can," she said.

If you do get caught, Sullivan added, employers tend to be a little bit more understanding than they once were.

"If people just need a mental health day or they just need to get away from the office, I think employers are much more understanding of that than they would have been 10 or 20 years ago," she said.

"That's a trend that has strengthened certainly over the last few years, where people are just more aware of the work-life balance," Sullivan added, "because you tend to have more productive workers and you have happier workers if they're able to maintain that balance between their commitments at the office and their commitments at home."

The CareerBuilder survey was conducted online by Harris Interactive in September among 1,650 workers and 1,150 hiring managers nationwide. CareerBuilder.com is owned by Gannett Co. Inc., Tribune Co. and The McClatchy Co.>.

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Some Interesting Facts...

Posted by redthil On 11/23/2006 02:51:00 PM

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How about trying to do this?
(If you are right handed use right arm and leg, if left handed use left arm and leg. )
While sitting down, raise your foot and start doing circles in the air clockwise, once you have done this for a little while, try and draw a circle in the air with your hand counter clockwise.
Can you do it?
The foot you were moving clock wise will now start moving counter clockwise.
Weird how your body parts try to do what your mind is focusing on.

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There is

No Valcano in India

No Theatres in Bhutan

No Coconut trees in UP

No Rain at daytime in Nepal

No Rivers in Arabia

No Trees in Antartica

No snakes in Hawai Island

No Censor on film scenes in France

No word in the English language rhymes with month, orange, silver, and purple.

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Bill Gates' house was designed using a Macintosh computer

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The only 2 animals that can see behind itself without turning it's head are the rabbit and the parrot.

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A 'jiffy' is an actual unit of time for 1/100th of a second.

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'Hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia' is the fear of long words.

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In 1883 the explosion of the volcano Krakatoa put so much dust into the earth's atmosphere that sunsets appeared green and the moon appeared blue around the world for almost two years.

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"Almost" is the longest word in the English language with all the letters in alphabetical order.

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Do you know the names of the three wise monkeys? They are: Mizaru (See no evil), Mikazaru (Hear no evil), and Mazaru (Say no evil ).

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How to make a pencil?

The first kind of PENCIL was a bunch of GRAPHITE sticks held together by string. Then someone decided it
would be better to push the graphite into the inside of a hollow wooden stick.
JOSEPH RECHENDORFER was the first person to think of putting a piece of rubber onto the top of a pencil
which makes it real easy to rub out mistakes. (click here to know more about this process)
Did you know that the average lead pencil can draw a line that is almost 35 miles long or you can write
almost 50,000 words in English with just one pencil? Amazing fact! Now imagine an eraser that could match
it !!!

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Every drop of seawater contains approximately 1 billion gold atoms.

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Ernest Vincent Wright wrote a novel with over 50,000 words, none of which containing the letter "e."

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A cockroach will live nine days without its head before it starves to death.

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Just twenty seconds worth of fuel remained when Apollo 11's lunar module landed on the moon.

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Windmills always turn counter-clockwise. Except for the windmills in Ireland.

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The cockroach has a high resistance to radiation and is the creature most likely to survive a nuclear war.

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Mosquito repellents don't repel. They hide you. The spray blocks the mosquito's sensors so they don't know you're there.

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Monumental Axis Road in Brazil

In some places the Monumental Axis is considered "the largest avenue of the world". Yet, when you take a
good look at it you realize it is not that large at all. The Monumental Axis could, in fact, be
considered as two separate avenues of 6 lanes each.
Many web sites even say "The world's widest road is the Monumental Axis in Brazil, where 160 cars can
drive side by side." This is totally crazy!!!


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The storage capacity of human brain exceeds 4 Terrabytes(NOTE:There are some dispute that, The human brain doesn't store memories and information in a binary
fashion. What researchers mean is that the human brain has the ability to store textual information equivalent to 2 Terabytes (technically 4 Terabytes if you mean Unicode)Interestingly there are some psycologists who believe that the storage capacity of the brain could be nearly infinite... I say nearly, because I don't understand how it could be infiniteWhen people who arn't physists or mathematicians talk about "infinity", they usually mean a number too large to comprehend or measure.There was an interesting case of this Russian fellow who couldn't forget a thing.... ever. For example, in his 20's some psycologist gave him a verbal test that involved some random number ordering for about 5 minutes, 50 years later he paid that psycologist a visit, and repeated the numbers back to him, the psycologist nearly had a heart-attack aparently.

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For 2 years, the country was run by a president and a vice president who were not elected.Who were they and how did they get into these roles?Answer:President: Gerald FordVice President: Nelson RockefellerHow: When Spiro Agnew resigned his Vice Presidency after pleading "No Contest" to charges of Tax Evasion.
Then president Richard Nixon appointed Gerald Ford as Vice President.After Richard Nixon resigned the presidency after the Watergate scandal. Gerald Ford was then sworn in as
president and appointed Nelson Rockefeller as Vice President.They finished out the remainder of the Nixon/Agnew term, but lost their reelection bid to Jimmy
Carter/Walter Mondale.So there you have it, during this 2 year period, we had a president and vice president running the
country who were never elected.

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My fun trip to "Wonder La"...

Posted by redthil On 11/02/2006 12:32:00 PM


I went to "Wonder La", a theme park near bangalore, yesterday. Its was great fun there. Actually, we were about 17 as a group. In that 17, 5 were non-TI, Chandrasekar n Abirami from Novell, Sandhya n Thenmozhi from Honeywell and Me. This trip was planned by my TI friends and i joined with them. All the credits for this trip goes to the TI guys, who took care of everything from Transport to the Lunch... we went in a swaraj mazda...

It was b'day for one of my friend in TI, we call him "DON" (actually, made us to call him like that). So we stopped somewhere on the way to the park for his b'day cake-cutting, followed by the b'day beats...

All through the way to the park, we played "Anthakshari". Its was the battle between tamil and hindi songs, as 7 were from tamilnadu and the rest from other places in India. I have never played or seen such a kind of anthakshari... As they dont know the tamil songs (actually, they dont even know tamil words), we used to decide the song which we are going to sing next, before they finish their song. Then we put the alphabet, with which they end their song, at the starting and sing the song which we decided before. And i think they did far worse than us, as they used to sing the same song again-n-again... But we'll enjoyed a lot...

The battle came to an end as we reached the park. Our Finance Manager, none other than Kumar, got the tickets for all and we entered the fun land at around 12pm.

I dont remember the name of the first ride, but the ride is all about going up, followed by a free fall... As it was a holiday in Karnataka, there was a huge crowd at the park. so we waited for more than half an hour to get in that ride. Then we went for the ride called "hurricane". We chose that as that was the only ride with little crowd waiting. We waited in the queue for a little time only. But that was compensated by the problem in equipment. So we waited in the seat of that ride for a long time. We all got fried under the hot sun. Finally they said it's not working, and we came back disappointed without riding. But we were satishfied by the next
ride called "maverick", which kept us upside down for some time. The next ride, i dont remember the name, was good as we could see all our faces. It was like a wave, going up and down... it started in circling forward first, then backwards... Then to a ride named "Insanity",my most fav ride in the park... it tumbled us like anything... We dont get any chance to think which side we will be moving... It was so good that i went to that ride twice.

After all these dry rides and standing in the long queues for each ride, its not strange to get hungry... we were hungry to the core. But by the time we went to the restaurant, there was no meals. so we all had fried rice and/or jeera rice with some soft drinks.

We then got ourself prepared for the water rides and the enjoyed each and every ride there. We even had some races in some of the rides as to reach the farthest in the rides.

we then moved to the "wonder splash" as the cart like rail wagon splashes the water as we descended from the cave like structure.

Then we all went for the "RAIN DISCO" at 6 pm. there everyone was dancing non-stop for about 20 mins in an disco environment and water pouring from above. dont get scared or control you laugh, as i say that "everyone" includes me too.

we then spent some time in the wave pool. As it was getting late, we all then prepared to move. As we changed the wet clothes, we had some snacks and then we decided to go for the "Giant Wheel". But to all our disappointment, the honey-bees ruined our ride. The great thing about that gaint wheel is that it was mounted on top of a ten stories building. So after some photo session, we all dashed ourselves in the "Dashing Car". Then we all prepared to leave the wonderful land. we took some snaps at the entrance and the bus, and boarded te bus.

But it was not the end of our fun. The fun continued as we started playing a game called "Mafia". This was introduced and explained by abirami n chandrasekar. It was very good game. Its all about logic and find from others reactions. We all got involved so much that we didnt realize that we reached our place. all the BTM people got down there. Sandhya n thenmozhi went home and me, chandrasekar, sowmiya,abirami n naveen went to "Friends corner", a small restaurant near our place, had some good chat and good dinner too. So finally, the fun day ended at 11 pm, as we went to sleep.

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Beginning...

Posted by redthil On 10/13/2006 01:56:00 PM

The beginning is always today.

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