Wednesday, June 22, 2005

time to kill.....

some interesting sites i came across recently:
think clear
don't click
MFC controls
tarot

the omnipresents

this weekend i saw documentries from round the globe (find more about the films here). i m not going to talk about the documentries apart from saying that they were good. though some of the flicks were disturbing but what i was appalled by were the peresence of coke and/or pepsi everywhere. be it pakistan, mozambique, ivory coast or argentina these bevreges were everywhere and not only they are prevalant they are so widely spread that its difficult to shoot a scene on street and avoid their ads. i had a discussion with my friend last night and he said that which ever village in india has electricity has got coke/pepsi and many of those who havent got electricity have also got cola and all this in span of 12-13 years. wonder if anything can be that fast.....

Monday, June 06, 2005

not so happy coincidence

date : June 3, 2005
time : 09:15 hrs IST
place: 1st Main, Lower Palace Orchards, Bangalore

as soon as i put my first foot out of the house i sneezed, a though flashed in my mind what will happen today (as sneezing is not considered auspicious in hinduism, not so sure abt other culture but feel that they arent too differnet). started walking, about 40 seconds later saw a black activa and a silver santro colliding at 90 degrees(refer to the figure). i was hardly 10 metres away from the point. both were in good speed the way the girl flew after collision was really heart wrenching. though she didnt get any visible injuries i think she would have been very very lucky if there werent any broken bones.

though you might have seen deadlier accidents (i cant recall offhand of any) but it provides a shiver down my spine whenever i think of it. also the ugly coincidence of accident following sneeze would remain in my mind for a long time. i know its highlt unscintific to think of omens, but this memory will take ages to fade away........

Thursday, June 02, 2005

things ppl do to kill time

from infy bulletin board, start reading from below:


From: Saket_Khanna
Posted At: Thursday, May 26, 2005 1:18 PM
Posted To: HJW Real Estate, Buy & Sell
Conversation: RE: Crazy Ball for Sale
Subject: Crazy Ball Sold!

Hi Guys!

This crazy auction comes to an end and Shuvadeep has been sold the ball at Rs. 16.
Sorry for not putting photo on BB!

Thank you everybody.

Regards!
Saket

-----Original Message-----
From: Shuvadeep Chakraborty
Sent: Thursday, May 26, 2005 11:25 AM
Posted To: HJW Real Estate, Buy & Sell
Conversation: RE: Crazy Ball for Sale
Subject: RE: Crazy Ball for Sale



Rs 16
Shuvadeep Chakraborty
Software Engineer
APAC
Infosys Tech Ltd--PUNE
Extn--71828



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From: Saket_Khanna
Sent: Thursday, May 26, 2005 11:23 AM
Posted To: HJW Real Estate, Buy & Sell
Conversation: RE: Crazy Ball for Sale
Subject: RE: Crazy Ball for Sale

Well done Prashant. That is a wonderful move.
Guys there are only 40 minutes to 12pm... so please place your bids, otherwise you will lose lifetime opportunity.

-----Original Message-----
From: Prashant Bipinchandra Nariajoshi
Posted At: Thursday, May 26, 2005 11:22 AM
Posted To: HJW Real Estate, Buy & Sell
Conversation: RE: Crazy Ball for Sale
Subject: RE: Crazy Ball for Sale

Hi Saket,

I bid 15 Rs for that ball.



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From: Nishad Dilip Manerikar
Posted At: Thursday, May 26, 2005 8:41 AM
Posted To: HJW Real Estate, Buy & Sell
Conversation: RE: Crazy Ball for Sale
Subject: RE: Crazy Ball for Sale



Hi Saket,

Is it your own Crazy Ball, or are you acting as agent? If that is the case, I would like to urge all fellow Infoscions to not go in for it. BB is for our benefit, and we will not pay brokerage for Crazy Balls.



Nishad Manerikar
Software Engineer
CAM Application Team
Extn : 76827
Direct : +91 20229 76827
Mobile : +91 98508 17939
Infosys Technologies Limited ()
Powered by intellect
Driven by values



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From: Balaji R D
Sent: Wednesday, May 25, 2005 8:51 PM
Posted To: HJW Real Estate, Buy & Sell
Conversation: RE: Crazy Ball for Sale
Subject: RE: Crazy Ball for Sale

I would like bid for Rs.6 /- J J J

Regards
Balaji R D

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From: raghav_misra
Posted At: Wednesday, May 25, 2005 6:58 PM
Posted To: HJW Real Estate, Buy & Sell
Conversation: RE: Crazy Ball for Sale
Subject: RE: Crazy Ball for Sale

Hi Saket,

How does your crazy ball compare with Chintan's?

Do tell.

Rgds,
Raghav

-----Original Message-----
From: Saket_Khanna
Posted At: Wednesday, May 25, 2005 6:48 PM
Posted To: HJW Real Estate, Buy & Sell
Conversation: RE: Crazy Ball for Sale
Subject: Allegations!

Guys...

It is a good ball, it has served me faithfully.
It's a ball which only I and good friends and Vaibhav have used in the past.
Do not believe allegations of people who are trying to buy the ball themselves at cheap price.

Do I hear Rs. 6/- anyone??

Saket

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From: Mayank Gupta
Posted At: Wednesday, May 25, 2005 6:16 PM
Posted To: HJW Real Estate, Buy & Sell
Conversation: RE: Crazy Ball for Sale
Subject: RE: God Save Infy !!!

Or still better...... Infoscions crazy abt Crazy ball!!!

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From: Sumit Kumar Gupta01
Posted At: Wednesday, May 25, 2005 6:04 PM
Posted To: HJW Real Estate, Buy & Sell
Conversation: RE: Crazy Ball for Sale
Subject: God Save Infy !!!



I cant believe ppl selling stuff for Rs 5/-

GOD save Infosys !!!
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From: Madhur Ashok Kulkarni
Sent: Wednesday, May 25, 2005 6:01 PM
Posted To: HJW Real Estate, Buy & Sell
Conversation: RE: Crazy Ball for Sale
Subject: RE: Crazy Ball for Sale



Specify the % decrease in bounce of the present ball as compared to a brand new ball

Regards
Madhur


Regards
Madhur

"The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams. "




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From: Mayank Gupta
Sent: Wednesday, May 25, 2005 5:49 PM
Posted To: HJW Real Estate, Buy & Sell
Conversation: RE: Crazy Ball for Sale
Subject: Crazy Ball

What's the total surface area of the ball???

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From: Vaibhav Bharat Shah
Posted At: Wednesday, May 25, 2005 5:38 PM
Posted To: HJW Real Estate, Buy & Sell
Conversation: RE: Crazy Ball for Sale
Subject: Crazy Ball

This gentleman is not giving you true details.

The ball has been multi handedly used....I have used it many a times myself..
Also the number of bounces is a lie...it must something around a lac by now...

And as for the price....asking is too high..
Not worth more than Rs.1.25



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From: Mudita Mangi
Posted At: Wednesday, May 25, 2005 5:35 PM
Posted To: HJW Real Estate, Buy & Sell
Conversation: RE: Crazy Ball for Sale
Subject: RE: Crazy Ball for Sale

Do u have the bill of the ball.... And have u prepared the contract papers....

Regards.
Mudita



From: Saket_Khanna
Posted At: Wednesday, May 25, 2005 5:26 PM
Posted To: HJW Real Estate, Buy & Sell
Conversation: Crazy Ball for Sale
Subject: Crazy Ball for Sale

The ball is beautiful fluorescent orange.
I will try to upload photo of ball tomorrow.

No warranty on life of ball or bounce quality. Payment must be made in full ( Cash/DD).

If interest is shown, I will close bid tomorrow 12pm :-)

Regards,
Saket
-----Original Message-----
From: madhur_laddha
Posted At: Wednesday, May 25, 2005 5:23 PM
Posted To: HJW Real Estate, Buy & Sell
Conversation: Crazy Ball for Sale
Subject: Crazy Ball for Sale
Can You please chip some more detail like ...
Color of the ball, does it have 'chamki', also is it under warranty period ???
Till when in the bid supposed to be on ...
I quote Rs. 5.50...
Regards,
Madhur Laddha,
no Me no Fun, know Me know Fun !!

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From: Saket_Khanna
Posted At: Wednesday, May 25, 2005 5:20 PM
Posted To: HJW Real Estate, Buy & Sell
Conversation: Crazy Ball for Sale
Subject: Crazy Ball for Sale

No, price is not negotiable.
Balaji, I have got a buyer for Rs. 5/- so if you want, you can quote higher price :-)
-----Original Message-----
From: Balaji R D
Posted At: Wednesday, May 25, 2005 5:17 PM
Posted To: HJW Real Estate, Buy & Sell
Conversation: Crazy Ball for Sale
Subject: Crazy Ball for Sale
Is it up for auction ?????

Regards
Balaji R D

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From: Pradeep Venugopal
Posted At: Wednesday, May 25, 2005 5:17 PM
Posted To: HJW Real Estate, Buy & Sell
Conversation: Crazy Ball for Sale
Subject: Crazy Ball for Sale

is the price negotiable??
-----Original Message-----
From: Saket_Khanna
Posted At: Wednesday, May 25, 2005 5:13 PM
Posted To: HJW Real Estate, Buy & Sell
Conversation: Crazy Ball for Sale
Subject: Crazy Ball for Sale
Hi all

A single handedly used Crazy Ball is available for sale.
The crazy ball was only used by its owner and good friends, so wear and tear was minimal.
It has done only 1000 bounces.
It is only 2 months old.

Note: The crazy ball has a small dent.

Buying price: Rs. 20/-
Expected price: Rs. 5/-

Reason for selling: Wish to buy new crazy ball.

Genuine buyers only.

Regards
Saket

Wednesday, June 01, 2005

sound of silence

feel like listening to this again and again:

Hello darkness, my old friend,
I’ve come to talk with you again,
Because a vision softly creeping,
Left it’s seeds while I was sleeping,
And the vision that was planted in my brain
Still remains
Within the sound of silence.

In restless dreams I walked alone
Narrow streets of cobblestone,
’neath the halo of a street lamp,
I turned my collar to the cold and damp
When my eyes were stabbed by the flash of
A neon light
That split the night
And touched the sound of silence.

And in the naked light I saw
Ten thousand people, maybe more.
People talking without speaking,
People hearing without listening,
People writing songs that voices never share
And no one deared
Disturb the sound of silence.

Fools said i,you do not know
Silence like a cancer grows.
Hear my words that I might teach you,
Take my arms that I might reach you.
But my words like silent raindrops fell,
And echoed
In the wells of silence

And the people bowed and prayed
To the neon God they made.
And the sign flashed out it’s warning,
In the words that it was forming.
And the signs said, the words of the prophets
Are written on the subway walls
And tenement halls.
And whisper’d in the sounds of silence.

by Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel