Friday, November 4, 2011


It started as a cotton trading company in mumbai by a great visionary(who is fondly called as the father of Indian industry) , followed by the establishment of empress mills, and entered into the field of hotels, chemicals, aerospace and what not. It has 14 subsidiaries and into almost every sector conceivable. Most importantly its not a profit oriented firm completely. In course of time it grew tremendously as a result of the perseverance of its stewards. It is the one under which Air India and Indian airlines were once, it is the first one to produce indigenous cosmetics (lakme), to bring per second network rating in India, to venture the production of a car which is expected to fulfill the dreams of Indian middle class, its almost a government running parallel to the government in supporting the nation. It established a research institute in India which is considered to be the inspiration for the establishment of IIT's. Well its none other than my dream company TATA.

Saturday, October 8, 2011

People may die but legends never - Tribute to a great CEO

“Your time is limited, so, don’t waste it living someone else’s life”

These are the words spoken by the great entrepreneur, innovator, who revolutionized the field of personal computing, who took the animation pictures to next level, who founded NeXT compute. He is the co-founder, chairman and CEO of Apple Inc. Yes he is none other than Steven Paul Jobs, a Christian by birth and Buddhist by choice.

Jobs was adopted by his parents after he popped out of his mother’s womb. May be his mother wouldn't have done it if she knew what jobs is capable of. He didn’t believe that his college education was helping him to realize what he wanted to do in future. Jobs being reluctant to waste his parents’ money he dropped out of his college, but stayed around for 18 more months or so. He slept on the floor in friends’ rooms. He returned coke bottles for food, he walked 7 miles to have a decent meal on Sunday nights at Hare Krishna temple.

Steve started Apple in his parents’ garage at the age of 20, in ten years of span it became a $ 2 billion company. He realized his first creation “Macintosh” and after a year he was fired from his own company. It may be weird being fired from his own company, but its true, and this made him to enter one of the most creative periods of his life. He started NeXT, and Pixar-which created the world's first computer animated feature film. He always says he loved what he did and that kept him moving further and further. In a remarkable turn of the events Apple bought NeXT and in course of time he again became CEO of Apple.

"you can't connect the dots looking forward; you have to connect the dots looking backwards"

In 2004 he was diagnosed for a pancreatic cancer (which is unlikely of a typical pancreatic cancer – most of them are incurable). His health deteriorated eventually. Jobs in his last days spent most of his time with his family. Jobs died at his home on October 5, 2011. His family stated that he had “died peacefully”. He is an examplar of all CEO’s, a visionary, a pioneer and genius. He is the man who profoundly changed the face of the modern world and at whose death the whole world mourns, including his creation :'(

RIP steve.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

My best birthday ever

By 11:55 (Aug 10th), the environment not being benign , I prepared for the worst as there is every chance for the Raman’s update be belied . Thanks to all “thief my sons” who vent their anger on me. This is the best birthday ever. With the outburst of their frustration (which was disguised all these days) every blow took me nearer to an ultimate spiritual state :P (stage of numbness and senselessness). At the end of the day I shed tears involuntarily. Every blood vessel in the back was almost ruptured, raising my body temperature by about 5 degree celsius. Well the best part of all is a 3 pound cake on my face. I licked a part of it but couldn't take an advantage of the situation. Well I had enough to fill my stomach from the other. Thanks to ramana by making it a big event and getting me beaten to a stage i never imagined. thanks to chaitu, hp, ram, ap, who gifted me an invaluable gift. I never saw sagi beating any junior till date on birthdays, i felt honored being beaten by him :P. GOD ! that shot nearly killed me. God bless these guys when they are placed. Time for my vengeance is not far away.

Saturday, February 5, 2011


An extreme desire,a thorough plan,last minute drop and final pleading .. these are the inevitable steps we go through for any event, either for watching a movie at fame or going on a tour to Antarctica. And this time its about the bengal's pride, the kingfisher's paradise, the home for the royal bengal tigers, the sundarbans.

Entering the towns of bengal felt like entering the electrical department in ism, whoever i see or try to share a piece of information with chi chi's, apucho's and dada's they seem perfectly fit in the department for one or the other posts :P.Tearing through the surface of malthi on an idiotic streamer and 8 idiots on it was a great experience:). oops i m sorry even the driver and his supporters were idiots and this makes the idiots count to 10.
we were travelling on a river around the world's biggest delta , dying to see the world's most famous breed of tigers. But our hopes crashed down to earth like the World Trade Center confining our view to mere photos. Nevertheless its not worthless as we saw kingfishers ,crocodiles,sandpipers,snakes,spotted deers,monkeys, most importantly in their natural habitats .

At night we anchored in the middle of the river.A smooth and cold breeze with almost still water and few ships glittering in the dead black envelop around us. It is in this clear naked moonless sky nature revealed its fabulous view. It was really awesome , and it is that moment for which i felt the entire trip was worthy.

Sunday, January 16, 2011


Thanks to the innovative minds for developing the cheapest way of communication used by every age group of the society. A simple 25 rupees can keep you in contact with any number of people in the nation. It is a boom for the society specially for the ENGINEERING STUDENTS ( thats how most of the students pass the time in their classes :P ). I want to share 2 funny incidents to describe how this messaging became a part of our life.

INCIDENT 1: I went to washroom to have a hand wash before starting my dinner at 17 (restaurant). I saw a person who is taking a leak, while doing so his magic box (cell phone) sprang to life shouting at its peak(message tone). He care fully displaced his VALUABLE POSSESSION into his right hand and took his magic box from his left pocket. He stared at it, gave a grin and started to type reply before completing his work for what he had come there. I never knew what in the world made him so hurry to give a reply in such a situation, never the less i sincerely pray to god that he should give more importance to his valuable possession than his magic box :P .

INCIDENT 2: As usually i was waiting for the class to complete and staring at the professor with my mind elsewhere.My cell phone vibrated to bring me back into the classroom, while i was taking it out i saw 2 of my friends in my row and another 2 in the front row taking their mobiles simultaneously. I immediately understood that its a service message. But our professor saw us and found out that our concentration is on the mobiles beneath the benches.Alas he saw us and froze for a second with a fierce look, i m convinced that he is going to cancel our attendance or deduct marks under classroom behavior. But he also took out his mobile to see the message he got. we felt relaxed and happy for the fact that even he is using the same network. I said to myself : AIRTEL KI JAI.

hoping the days for international messaging are also in near future .... :)

Saturday, April 3, 2010




we all got set and started for the return journey, we cracked a couple of jokes and laughed treating it as a good omen , after 3 hours we reached a check post , we were to stop there for the next 1 hour as it is an UNCONSTRUCTED HALF LANE GHAT ROAD and the vehicles from the bpttom has already started to come up, so its our turn to stop. 1 (pranai) of us shouted at others " guyz lets get down this 2 km ghat on foot " every one exchanged looks , five (me, pranai ,ram ,rahul ,vamshi) agreed and the rest 3 (rakesh ,chaitanya, pruthvi) decided to stay back ( thay kept a kukure packet hidden in their bag and planned to eat it after we are gone...kakurthi poragallu )


For the first 30 meters we encountered 2 turnings , we could clearly see and talk with people at the gate , we were laughing, jumping, running , pushing each other , we walked another 30 m , now we can hear their voices very faintly , for the next 30 m we couldnt hear them but we could see them and soon we were out of their site.. As soon as we hear a vehicle horn all the 5 should stand at the edge of the road in a line to allow vehicle, any slight mistake we will slip down... Rahul suddenly cried out what happens if a tiger comes here,another added what if monkeys ,another added what if wolfs, dogs, snakes and any damn dangerous animal..( we are not bothered about monkeys bcoz monkeys dont fight with monkeys right??) we dint give much thought to the rest, we just kept moving and laughing


All through this discussion we crossed some huts with no humans around , we crossed few shortcuts with no guide, we came half a kilometer with no fear. Fifth shortcut ( steps) is 10 meters a head of us, suddenly we saw a person climbing steps and i thought to give a smile at him , but he suddenly freezed seeing us, his expressions were very weird, he saw us as if we are buglers and there to rob his belongings, as if we are a part of simon commission and he is a true 1927 rebellious indian. His looks were fierce , he had a black strip surrounding him from the left side of his neck to right side of his abdomen. I could see a 2 inch 3 cm dia dimensional structure almost bisecting the angle between his neck and the shoulder, 3 of us said its a gun another 2 said it was just a stick , anyway he sent a wave of tension in our minds. we asked him the shortest way to reach the bottom he should us one,, we dint believe him for his way of answering and his way of response ,we went in the main way. we were a bit afraid and we left the place immediately . he started fallowing us in that way it made the situation more worse, there is no other human in a radius of ~half a kilometer ,, and what if he takes his gun and starts firing at us :(....


we increased our pace and he still kept fallowing us, suddenly 2 black dogs came from noware and started barking at us, they are in front and that person is coming behind us, we decided that 2 black dogs are better than a stranger with a gun ( what happens if both are of the same team ), we kept moving in a pack of five, very close to each other. we approached the dogs they started barking louder louder and louder , few steps we will be beside them , one of us tried to run to the opposite site but we held him tightly, we went on , now we are beside them , they dint move but barking loud enough that our friends at the top can hear them , we increased our pace and moved faster at last we crossed them , we felt a bit relaxed but suddenly one more dog started shouting , it came out of a hut a small distance away from us , i thought (" bull s**t , inkoka kukka gandam" ) two plus a stranger at the back and 1 dog in the front (venaka nuyyi mudu goyyi) so moving front is better, we kept moving we took a few steps, a cow with sharp horns came out of the hut and started shouting at us , my tension grew again , the good thing is it was tied and cant come far ( what happens if its broken ) we took few more steps a goat , few more steps a duck , (what the f**k) , whats wrong with us , why are these animals shouting at us , this is the first time in my life i saw a ferocious duck shouting at humans( may be it is a soldier for the kindom of the huts) , each animal is giving signal to others and they started shouting/barking at us, i couldnt interpret what are they talking ( may be dongnakodukulani pampakodadhu ikkade pathipetedam) .


we stopped there ,we cant move either side , i wanted to kill pranai for giving this crazy idea to walk , i wanted to shout at the animals in return " you filthy animals we cracked iit-jee2008 and u illiterates are shouting at us????" i could have done it if i knew their language. 5 mins passed nothing changed every thing is same ( maku still bayam vesthundi ) suddenly the dog went inside and a small kid came out of the house ,a ray of hope emerged in me, i waved at her and tried to talk but she ran back into her house, every 1 saw me as if i tried to kill her , and as if i destroyed their only chance to cross that place. A dog ,a cow , a goat, a duck , a kid whats next???? she came out again but with a knife in her hand now , i went numb for a moment " is this a dream or is this really happening , what the hell is going on ??" ... suddenly we heard a horn , so we understood a vehicle is coming from down so we stood up fast , we thought to cross the place while the vehicle is exactly in front of the house, the kid went inside as soon as she saw the vehicle, cow was tied already , there is no sigh of the dog it is the perfect time , we can move from the left extreme point of the road, we asked the vehicle to stop there and we ran immediately.. we were out of the spot at last , we thanked him and asked him to go on , he saw us as if we are a group of 5 mad people( i wanted to shout again " saale iit cracked ikkada"). Anyway we felt relived.. for the next 15 min we dint find any goats,ducks,cows,dogs,humans , finally we found our vehicle and we ran into it as soon as we saw it.

I still cant understand why these animals behaved at us like that , and specially the goat and the duck, we are lucky that the stranger dint cross the first 2 dogs, we dint find him after, may be he was going to his home and they were his dogs, only god knows about it, and whats the matter with that kid she was holding a knife almost half off her size. This 1 hour became the most memorable time in that tour and i remembered this part keenly than any other event like rafting , snow montains, tea gardens, darjeeling sunrise etc etc.. we took a video of the whole thing with a cell phone, if any one wants to see it contact me.

Friday, April 2, 2010



7: 00 am

8610 feet (above see level)
7* c ( temp)

My hands are protected with gloves to stop them from freezing,its difficult to move my muscles, i am in a 20 mm thick woolen coat ,jeans and shoes trying to maintain my body's temp.The hot tea glass in my right hand is acting as a source of heat, precisely i am in lachung (sikkim), ready to visit snow mountains. we boarded our vehicle, Here our journey starts....., every feet our vehicle climbs, temp started decreasing further, my muscles grew harder and harder, i felt more suffocating to breath air. I could see small lumps of snow and peices of ice all the way , (through this two and half hours journey) i wished nothing but a memorable day for all these hardships.

9:00 am
15,100 ft
0* c

We reached our destiny O POINT , few meters away from india - tibet border, i steeped out of my vehicle my lips turned in to two concentric semi circles involuntaryly with my nose as centre ,,,( hey i am smiling involuntaryly) i never saw such a scenic beauty in my life ,where ever i see its either snow or ice, i am standing on it , sliding on it ,hitting it , throwing snow at my frnds face its 0*c here ,still i dint care , i dint feel suffocation any more , tons of energy came out from me,at that moment i thought this is what life is. I enjoyed it as much as i can ...two hours has passed and then i came to realise this is not what life is, all my energy is exausted, i can't atleast stand straight i couldn't breath air easily either, all i wanted to do is go back and sit in the vehicle. i am heading back to the vehicle, for each step i take i am making that second into a memory, for each step i take i am converting this enjoyment into experiance, after several seconds i reached my vehicle, i took a last glance at these gaint structures covered with a thick sparkling white layer , i wish i was a yak for some time and sustain this cold for some more time. and in no time it disappeared form my site.