Saturday, December 22, 2007
When a government procrastinates one of its essential duties what does it benefit from? Considering a duty like laying of roads I thought of penning down my ideas. The things that I could assimilate have been mentioned here. If you find more consequences of many other activities you are most welcome to discuss about that.
When a highly used road which is in the residential area is not laid on time the size of the broken patches increases both in depth and width. This increases the amount of suspended particles/pollutants in the air to unexplainable amounts. Thus every resident and the passenger is made to visit doctors for reasons varying from cold, cough, throat infection, fever, eye irritation, eye allergy, skin diseases and many more which are not striking my small brain now. The doctor earns and he prescribes tablets, lotions, drops, syrups, injections and even hospitalization. Also considering the number of accidents in that area which is rare but fetches good amounts to the doctor. So the sales of medicines increase multifold and the doctor earns hefty amounts. Thus the sales tax that needs to be paid for the purchase of medicines which is an amount like a lottery won by the govt.
Also considering the fact that wear and tear of spares in the vehicles running through these roads is very very high. So add the tax that the government earns by the sales of the spares. It’s not a small number.
All this is done because the government saved huge sum by not laying the roads on time. Kudos govt.
Dear Kalaingar thatha, Stalin Uncle, other legends of the ruling party please visit my place as frequently as possible. Its not that people from my place want to see your cheerful, happy and merry making lifestyles and faces, it’s just that roads and the entire municipality is cleaned and laid properly when you all visit. So I welcome you all to come here and stay as long as you all want. If you find time please sit in your cars and go around the entire of T.N so that all places are at least cleaned if not developed.
I would like to appreciate the govt. for predicting the rains even before the meteorological dept. Now that rains have stopped you can lay the roads. It’s seriously bloody irritating to go by the same old tattered roads getting to pay the doctor, pharmacist, spares dealers huge chunks of money and still I will have to pay my income tax and you will post ads on the TV saying pay your taxes on time. On time for what??? Bad words are flowing out of my mouth. But I swear I will pay my taxes on time.
Sunday, December 16, 2007
The superstars win the ICL. A team that I really liked and cheered for. Reasons a ton. The first time the 80% tamilians team ran through batting and bowling of every opponent. The guys were really like "you have seen them some where" types.
Let me introduce the Superstars to you if you have not seen much about them.
The typical heafty guys who can be seen in and around the beaches of chennai.... Nice bowlers. Tamed much of the opponents easily.
The "Karunas in Nandha" type of thiruttu Muzhi pasanga. V Saravanan had good opportunities to rip thru the opponents bowling. G Vignesh did much of his bowling talk. He is a bowler who has the typical "curd rice" bowling action.
The coach whom i respected and admired a lot as a player. He is M Beaven the OZ player who had a high standard of batting , bowling and fielding. He was one of the few batsmen who had a above 50 average in one dayers.
Nice way to have started the first ICL tournament. I personally feel that this tourney was a huge success for the amount of media attention it received. Every inch of the program was neatly planned and executed. Huge casts, singers lined up, bands performing made the interval time easy to pass. On the whole I like the matches and wish our mappilai team a huge success.
1. This mappilai team won 3 crores + nearly 2.5 lakhs for each match won (totally won nearly 8 matches).
2. We too have a "Saroja Samanikalooo" song just like the "Chak De" song for the rest of the nation.
Sunday, November 18, 2007
The world's first Muslim car is to be unveiled soon. The news is out. This car is the result of the market analysis done in Malaysia. Analysts have found that the muslim segment has not been proplerly harnessed of their potentials.
I was wondering if this is a positive way to harness the markets?? A funny thought came running in my mind. All these muslim cars would be green and the other religion cars will be like safron for hindus, white etc etc... Although I appreciate the analysts work, I strongly disagree with this idea.
Read through here for details.
P.S : Please let all cars go when signal turns green. Dont make "Riligious signals" too.
Tuesday, August 28, 2007
1. Choose the car you wish for. Be it anything.
2. Get to know its mileage from websites or auto magazines.
3. Get to know its Cost from websites or auto magazines.
4. What is the amount you are going to pay as the down payment? (The amount that you would pay to drive home a car)
5. Are you going in for a loan? If yes then how much EMI you can manage? (EMI is easy monthly installments)
6. How many kilometers would you drive per month? (1000-2000 kms is the max a individual in a city can drive. If you find it to be more than 3000 then you are a taxi cab driver. Am I right??)
7. What is the budget you are planning to allocate for the car?
When you have found the data for the above questions then follow on. Let’s assume car in my mind costs 6L and the mileage is 18 kms and the type of vehicle is Diesel.
Say I make a down payment of 2L for the car and the rest is a ICICI car loan for 4L.
So now I have completed the steps 1,2,3 and 4.
To calculate the EMI, we have the loan amount i.e. 4L. The current ICICI rate per lakh is some where near Rs. 1710. So for the 4L loan amount it is 4 x 1710 = 6840. This is the EMI. With this we add an insurance amount of Rs. 1000 and a maintenance coat of Rs. 1000. So the fixed cost actually is Rs. 8840. This is the fixed coat / month. By fixed I mean even if you keep the car locked in the garage for the entire month you are entitled to pay this amount.
Now, had you compared a petrol variant and a diesel variant you might be confused which one to go for? The following calculation will answer that question with ease.
Fuel cost per month = (Cost per liter / Mileage) * Number of kilometers you plan to drive. Optimistically 1500 kms per month.
So the diesel variant comes to : (35 / 18) * 1750 = 3402
GRAND TOTAL = 10242
(taxi drivers read on...
Now say you are planning to use this as an exhaustive tour vehicle, then your number of kms is bound to be 3000-4000 kms / month. So the cost / month is = (35 / 18) * 4000 = 7777.
This amount is the final sum which is = 6840 + 7777 = Rs. 14617.
GRAND TOTAL = 14617 ......................)
If this amount (10242) is ok (per month) then I will proceed with this car. Else choose a smaller budget car.
We found that only when the car is used for more than 3000 kms per month diesel variant is profitable compared to that of petrol.
Here is a small calculation for few cars in the market today. If anything fits your pocket plus you have the NEED to buy it go ahead.
P.S : For more reviews on cars use carwaale.com and mouthshut.com. They are too good. Plus go with the regular auto car magazines which drill the cars inside out.
Monday, July 30, 2007
There were two things I found amusing in this case. First, if US, UK, Aussie or any other country for that matter wants to reduce the immigrants or keep them at bay then all they need is to do a simple thing. Take the photo graphs or some belonging of all the "to-be-victims" and put it in a crime scene and have them deported to their own country cancelling their Visas as happened in this very case. So a black mark on his passport means he cant get back to the same place and needless to say that the new immigrants are admonished.
Second thing was why should Haneef return to the same country which has put him in such a trauma? Not to prove his innocence though. He has made himself to be worthy citizen of any country and can win a job like a lottery in no amount of time.
A lesson for all of us : Having the mind open is not enough. Have your eyes, ears and your senses active and open.
Saturday, June 30, 2007
Tuesday, June 19, 2007
Sunday, June 10, 2007
Food has been the primal reason for disputes many a times in this earth. A simple example is a politician says hold my flag in this rally and you will be fed, stomach-full. Another example is the cauvery issue. Two states want water for harvesting food and other needs which only water can satisfy. The rally might be a violent and life taking one. Look at all the issues on this earth they are primarily rooted to food.
Wednesday, June 6, 2007
I had been to Chennai recently a couple of times and this is where I realized how much I have changed in the past few years. I had taken my cousin along who has just completed school. I had taken him to Chennai city center (a mall like Forum in Bangalore, but very posh and lively!!!). The few questions he was asking as we were walking around (not buying though) made me realize the differences. He asked me
1. Who will come to such huge malls when the items are so costly.
2. If people do the shopping (like clothes, trinkets, salons etc) in smaller shops they can save time and money also.
3. I took him to coffee day kind of eatery the cold coffee was Rs.55 and I ordered one but he said he will drink it somewhere in the roadside tea shops. Cold coffee for 55 was absolutely fine for me. He was not fine with it...
4. I got a box of Australian cookies and he sked me whats so special in it that u r paying Rs.130 for that. I said its Australian and he replied "they won't be any better than our marie biscuits, see!!!" Well he was partially right which i realized only after having it.
5. There was INOX in that mall and I asked him of his interest to watch any movie. He straight away asked me "How much is the ticket". I, in a way not to scare him, said Rs. 150 which was actually not that cheap for the POC 3 and Shrek 3 running there. He innocently asked me "Who will pay so much and watch. We can buy CDs and watch a hundred times". I was counting the number of movies I watched in PVR and INOX. Many.
For all the questions of his I had a smile as a reply and nothing else. A smile because I went into the flashback mode thinking this is how I was a few years ago, before I stepped in to college and then in Bangalore. This is where I learnt that coffee days and hotels with unknown menus and unspellable dishes and sometimes costly ones together are the way of life. Even if you search a hundred roads you cant find affordable-cheap food, movie theaters every day. I was also reminded about how I used to ridicule my friends, who studied in Bangalore, for their way of spending in coffee days and day long strolls at huge malls and their aimless money spending attitudes. But today I along with a million other people are a part of that "Yes I am lazy-what the hell-I have money I spend it" group.
Malls have become my daily life lines and cold coffees and sandwiches that cost thrice the acceptable price have become affordable to me now. I ask whats wrong in it and have them merrily!!! What a drastic change!!!
Well 99% of the city dwellers have this change i guess. What a change, i was wondering!!!!
Monday, May 21, 2007
What if the SUN network for some reason forms ally with AIADMK??? A 400 crore media industry can't be fought single handedly by this Kalaignar TV alone. Why dont these politicians think sense?? The entire south-Indian media is with SUN.
TV - sun, k tv, sun news, gemini, teja, surya, e-nadu, sun music etc.
PAPER - Kungumam, Dhinakaran.
FM - S fm, Surian fm (as far as I know).
Ting ting tiding.... Kalaingar TV....
DMK is ruining itself... AIADMK wear your brains out and plug the deal on your side. Its once in politics offer. DMK see you around the next elections.
Wednesday, May 16, 2007
Tuesday, May 15, 2007
I reached the airport quiet earlier than the check-in time. (Check in time is usually an hour ahead of the flight departure time). I went in and spoke to the Air Deccan counter person who told me to wait as the check-in time was no where near. So I just sat there looking at the airport and answering the Whys and Whats that were running in my head. When the check-in time was announced I jumped on my foot to make my debut journey.
When I showed my online-ticket (e-Ticket), that I got from Yatra, I was given the jerking reply which I had heard of in the recent times. "Your name is not in the passengers list!!!!!". No this should not be happening on my debut. I was pissed off to the core and was wondering what next??? No idea. I had to write a exam the next day at 9 am. I wanted to keep the calm on my face even though there was a heavy undercurrent of anger and questions going on my mind. The lady said please proceed to the counter no 3. I was skeptical about the proceedings. I went there. She said "Please proceed. You are given a ticket". I was relieved. I had to thank CNN-IBN for their operation cobra post which got me this ticket.
The take off was the best of all. You would be pushed back to your seats by inertia and it was very similar to the columbus upward movement. I hate columbus rides. But i liked this b'coz I paid for this. When we encountered clouds the plane would shake heavily. As few Air Deccan flights are external-blades-propelled they are not stable and the clouds are massive structures and are merciless . The plane moves up and down in a jolting fashion and in the high altitude you tend to get ear blockage and even a feeling to puke. My neighbour neatly dressed, with a french, right from the moment the plane took off he had his head spinning and took a few tablets and then was in total anguish with how the plane went.
The purpose for which I went in the plane was not even a bit satisfactorily completed. But I relished every bit of the plane journey. Even for the return I did not have my name in the passengers list. I knew this would happen so I was behind the Yatra people and screwed them how much I could and they sent me another ticket through sms when I was in the flight for the return journey.
Bangalore from the 13000 ft (the air hostess told me the altitude was 13000 ft) is really good. The long well-lit highways and the colorful buildings are really nice to look at. Enjoy every bit of your journey.
1. Check if your seat is available and you are in the passengers list.
2. Sit in a window seat otherwise you would miss a lot of excitement.
1. Do not read when the plane is in the air. You will already feel nauseated and doing this might aggravate that feeling.
P.S: Enjoy the feeling of flying and only in mid air you will realise the power of imagination. The imagination of Wright Brothers. All thanks to them.
Wednesday, April 25, 2007
This movie is claimed to be the best of its sort in the recent times. But do have any count of the number of dons who would have rose to fame after watching 'Nayakan'? No.
Were the Nithari case's accused also inspired by a movie? May be yes. There have been movies that have dealt with cannibalism. Like this
But what can be done when people derive inspiration from the imaginary and that too for the wrong reasons? Well it might not be inspiration also but an accidental co-incidence. For all those ill fated I pray for your souls to RIP.
Thursday, April 12, 2007
All I could think of at that moment was "ஆயிரம் பெரியார் வந்தாலும் உங்கள திருத்த முடியாது டா" (Even if thousand Periyar comes, you people can never be corrected...)
Friday, March 30, 2007
There is something called as the Food-chain. Human beings eat some animals and some animals eat human beings in turn. For the earth to exist this cycle has to go on. Had a lion killed a man it would not have been such a big hype, just because it was a dog its humiliating for the ill fated's family.
I have a question. **Just because maximum number of terrorists hunted down are muslims can we hunt down all the muslims or looking from another angle just because all the terrorists and the harm causing elements are human beings can we kill the entire race of humans around? Sounds wierd right?
How many politicians, national leaders, business men, big shots have cheated us, killed many and had zero feelings, just like these stray dogs, when a million of their country men were dying. How many have a gamut of cases, trials under them. What to do of them? Kill them? Cull them? Fire them? Chop a hand, leg and let them free? Who is going to monitor them?
Every single kid the stray dogs kill is reported a hundred times in all the papers but there have been hundreds of silent assassinations that have never been noticed.
These dogs need a life. Pity them. They need love and care. If you tell me they are not cared for and they have no space to live and they spoil the entire place they occupy then do one thing kill all the beggars and the abandoned children on the streets. We need to think again. Animals too have a life and we need to respect it. When we tread in to their world they fight back for their own space. Its obvious.
Cull the politicians, the beggars, the abandoned children and then point your fingers at the stray dogs.
- ** Not to offend muslims had i mentioned a point earlier in this blog.
Thursday, March 29, 2007
First, Ricky Ponting's comments that minnows should never be a part of the world cup. Well I have a implication question for Ponting. If New Zealand defeated Aussies and Bangladesh defeated New Zealand does that mean Bangladesh has defeated Aussies??? Well maths says its right. But in a game of cricket any thing is quite possible. Would Aussies have ever dreamt that S.Africa will chase 434? Remember Ricky its cricket.
Next, Woolmer killed. For what? A bleak performance by the Pak? Huh, we need some sense and a brain transplant if necessary. Can Woolmer Bat, Bowl and Field for those eleven worthless baubles?
Last, the worst of all. I seriously cant digest the comment that Ireland won the Pak because of betting and it was a fixed match. I felt it was a marvelous achievement by the "so-called" minnows to be where they are now.
I know by the end of the world cup there would be many more such spiteful incidents. Who knows if this WC would be abandoned too.. Lets wait...
Who are our leaders today? are they qualified enough to take India to the next level, so called "Developed Nation"? Today, I was really irritated when all the illiterate ministers' names were popping up in my mind, for some unknown reasons. So i made a random check of the qulifications of our Hon'ble ministers and their work Ex and found the most impressive bio-data was of our Finance minister's, Prime Minister's and then was the IT Minister.
How good are the others? Are they educated enough to accept the jargons foreign officials throw at them? Are they masterminds to defeat the foreign officials in their grounds?
I just googled "Indian Ministry" to search for an answer.
To be honest I was impressed with the overall qualifications. Many were Law grads and few science. I don't know how true it is. But on the whole I feel even more perplexed now. How did railways perform so better? I had to tell an answer and console myself. "He understood the ground reality and the business as well"
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