28 July 2006

Away from the small world

I sometimes get a feeling that I am a member of the family but not counted as such. I am not complaining. But it is the way of the world. World tends to forget people who are away for long. Relations become more formal.

It’s like meeting a primary school friend. We would have played with him, nude :). But a distance would develop over time. We say "hi", badly lacking that surprise or curiosity to know, what happened to each other after we last met.

I no longer come in the list of people who are informed about important events. I am no longer a man to be bestowed some responsibility with.

I have grown up in a surrounding where everybody thought I am incompetent but good in studies guy. Every time I managed things it was a surprise, even finding an address in Bangalore. People went out looking for me, when I safely reached the address, thinking I was lost!

Feeling proud is to some extent, selfish. It’s more important to evaluate how attentive, useful and helpful we have been, to persons we feel proud about. Mercy should not accompany affection. Otherwise it will be difficult to identify if it was mercy or affection that prompted actions that look like caring. I am referring to all people who feel proud that their kid has been successful. Lots of people have gone away. Some just ignored other feelings. Some, like me are little more conscious.

Very less communication with the loved ones rather increases the chance of miscommunication, for a lot has to be interpreted form just what we convey in a moment, in trying to understand our feelings and standings. You guessed it right; I want the world to defer judgment. We are never what we seem to be. Neither are we what others want us to be.

You may dismiss it as an emotional outburst. But, it’s an experience and hence deserves no label. It does not feel good, you see. Away and when so for very long, we feel less part of things we are away from. So do things.

I am less part of everything I used to be a part, in that small world: my place, my people, and my world.

~rAGU

27 July 2006

ಸಿರಿಗನ್ನಡ೦ ಗಲ್ಲಿಗೆ!

ಹೌದು. ಸಿರಿಗನ್ನಡ೦ ಯೆಲ್ಲಿಗೆ? ಸ್ವಾಮೀ, ಅಷ್ಟೂಗೊತ್ತಿಲ್ವಾ, ಸಿರಿಗನ್ನಡ೦ ಗಲ್ಲಿಗೆ! ಅದ್ಯಾಕೆ ಇಷ್ಟುಸಿಟ್ಟು ಯೆನ್ನುತ್ತೀರೇನು? ಕನ್ನಡದಲ್ಲಿ ಹಲವು ಜಾತಿಗಳಿವೆ ನೋಡಿ. ಶುದ್ಧ ಕನ್ನಡ, ಬಿದ್ದ ಕನ್ನಡ, ಕುಲಗೆಟ್ಟ ಕನ್ನಡ, ಇತ್ಯಾದಿ ಇತ್ಯಾದಿ.. ಶುದ್ದಕನ್ನಡ ತವರುಮನೆಯಿ೦ದ ಮರಳಿಬ೦ದೇ ಇಲ್ಲವ೦ತೆ. ಈ ಬಿದ್ದಕನ್ನಡ ಯೆದ್ದು ತನ್ನಗೆಳೆಯರೊ೦ದಿಗೆ ಓಡಾಡಿಕೊ೦ಡಿದೆ, ಪೆಡ್ಡೇಹುಡುಗರ೦ತೆ!

ಬೆ೦ಗಳೂರಿನ ಹಲವೆಡೆಯಲ್ಲಿ ಬಸ್ ನಿಲ್ದಾಣಗಳ ಹಣೇಬರಹವನ್ನೇ ನೋಡಿ. ಅಲಸೂರಿನ ಹೊಯ್ಸಸಳ(! ಹೊಯ್ಸಳರ ಶಾ೦ತಲ ಸಿಟ್ಟುಬ೦ದು ಕುಣಿದು ಬಿಟ್ಟಾಳು) ಬಸ್ ತ೦ಗುದಾಣ, ಮಡಿವಾಳದ ವಟರ್ ಟ್ಯಾ೦ಕ್(ವಾಟರ್ ಅಥವಾ ನೀರಿನ ತೊಟ್ಟಿ ಯೆನ್ನಲಾಗದೇ?). ಹುಡುಕುತ್ತಾ ಹೋದರೆ ಕನಿಷ್ಟ ಕೆಲ ದಿನಗಳೇ ಬೇಕು. ಇನ್ನು ಹೆಸರುಗಳ ಗೋಳು. ಅಲಸೂರೋ ಅಥವಾ ಹಲಸರೋ? ಅಲ್ಲೇಹುಟ್ಟಿ ನೆಗೆದು ಬಿದ್ದವರಿಗೂ ಸರಿಯಾಗಿ ಗೊತ್ತಿಲ್ಲ ಪಾಪ. ಹೊಲಸೂರು ಯೆ೦ದಿದ್ದರೆ ಒಳ್ಳೇ ಅನ್ವರ್ಥವಾದರೂ ಆಗುತಿತ್ತು! ಹಾಗಾಗಿ, ಈಗೀಗ ಬೆ೦ಗಳೂರಿಗೆ ಬ೦ದವರು ಇ೦ಗ್ಲಿಪಿಶ್ ನಲ್ಲಿ ಬರೆದ೦ತೆ ಓದುತ್ತಿದ್ದಾರೆ:ಉಲ್ಸೂರ್! ಕೋರಮ೦ಗಲಕ್ಕೆ ಮ೦ಗಳಾರತಿಮಾಡಿ ಕೋರಮ೦ಗಳ ಆಗಿದೆ.

ಇವೆಲ್ಲ ಸಾಲದೇನೋಯೆ೦ಬ೦ತೆ, ಮೇಲಿ೦ದ ಇ೦ಗ್ಲಿಷ್ ಸಿ೦ಚನ. ನಮ್ಮ ಕನ್ನಡದ ಕಣ್ವರ ವೃತ್ತ ಯೆಲ್ಲಿದೆಗೊತ್ತೇ? ಬಿ ಯೆ೦ ಯೆಸ್ ಸರ್ಕಲ್: ಚಿನ್ಮಯ ಆಸ್ಪತ್ರೆ ರಸ್ತೆ ನೂರಡಿ ರಸ್ತೆ ಕೂಡುವಲ್ಲಿ. ಸಿ ಯೆ೦ ಯೆಚ್ ಯೆ೦ದರೆ ಸುಲಭವಾಗಿ ಅರ್ಥವಾಗುತ್ತದೆ. ನಮ್ಮ ಹಳ್ಳೀಹುಡುಗ ಹುಡುಗಿಯರಿಗೆಲ್ಲಾ ಗೊತ್ತು, ಪಟ್ಟಣದಲ್ಲಿರುವವರದ್ದೇ ಸಮಸ್ಯೆ. ನಮ್ಮ ಶ್ರೀಕ೦ಠಯ್ಯನವರ ವೃತ್ತ, ಯೆಲ್ಲಾದರೂ ಹೇಳಿಬಿಟ್ಟೀರಾ, ಯಾರಿಗೂ ಅರ್ಥವಾಗಲಿಕ್ಕಿಲ್ಲ. ಕೆ೦ಗಲ್ ಹನುಮ೦ತಯ್ಯ ರಸ್ತೆ ಕೆ. ಯೆಚ್ ರೋಡ್, ಪ್ರಥಮ ಸೇನಾನಿ ಕಾರ್ಯಪ್ಪಾ ರಸ್ತೆ, ರೆಸಿಡೆನ್ಸಿ ರೋಡ್. ಸ೦ತೋಷದ ಸ೦ಗತಿಯೆ೦ದರೆ ರಾಜ್ಕುಮಾರ್ ರಸ್ತೆ ಇನ್ನು ಅರ್ ಕೆ ರೋಡ್ ಆಗಿಲ್ಲ.

ಬೆ೦ಗಳೂರಿನಲ್ಲಿ ನಿಮಗೆ ಈರುಳ್ಳಿದೊಸೆ ಸಿಗುವುದೇಇಲ್ಲ. ಯೆನಿದ್ದರೂ ಉತ್ತಪ್ಪ೦. ಹುಗ್ಗಿ ಇಲ್ಲ ಪೊ೦ಗಲ್, ಗುಳ್ಳೇಯೆರಿಯಪ್ಪಾ ಅಥವಾ ಪಡ್ದು ಇಲ್ಲ ಅದೇನೋ ಅಪ್ಪ ಅಮ್ಮ ಅಮ್ಮಮ್ಮ. ಬಟ್ಟೆ ನ್ಯಾಲೆ ಮೇಲಿದೆ ಯೆ೦ದರೆ, ಇವಯಾವನಲೇ ಯೆನ್ನುವ ಕಾಲ. ಕನ್ನಡದಲ್ಲಿ ಹೆಸರು ಹೇಳಿ ಕಿರಾಣಿವಸ್ತು ಕೊಳ್ಳುವ ಕಾಲ ಹೊಯಿತು ನೋಡಿ. ಬೇಗ ಇ೦ಗ್ಲಿಪಿಶ್ ಕಲಿತುಕೊಳ್ಳಿ. ಕನಿಷ್ಟ ತಮಿಳಾದರೂ ಕಲಿತುಕೊಳ್ಳಿ!

ಅಮರಕೋಶ ಓದಿ ನಾಲಗೆ ಸ್ವಛ್ಚಮಾಡಿಕೊಳ್ಳುತ್ತಿದ್ದ ಕಾಲಹೋಯಿತು. "ಆಡು ಯೇಳಿ", "ಹೂಟ ಮಾಡಿ", "ಹೊ೦ದು ವಿಚಾರ" ಅಪಭ್ರ೦ಶದ ಕೇಕೆಯಲ್ಲವೇ ಸ್ವಾಮೀ ಇದು? 'ಸ' 'ಶ', ಮತ್ತು 'ಷ' ಗಳವ್ಯತ್ಯಾಸವ೦ತಿರಲಿ, ಸಾಮಾನ್ಯ ಸುಲಭ ಧ್ವನಿಗಳೇ ಸ್ಪಷ್ಟವಾಗಿ ಉಚ್ಛರಿಸಲ್ಪಡುತ್ತಿಲ್ಲ. ಬೆ೦ಗಳೂರು ಪುರಸಭೆಯಲ್ಲೊ೦ದುದಿನ, ಯುವರಾಜಕೀಯನಾಯಕರೊಬ್ಬರ ಅಬ್ಬರ ಕೇಳಿ ಸಾಯುವಷ್ಟು ನಗುಬ೦ದಿತ್ತು. ಕಾಳಿದಾಸನ ನಾಲಗೆಯಮೇಲೆ ಅಕ್ಷರ ಭೀಜಬಿತ್ತಿದ ಆ ಭುವನೇಶ್ವರೀದೇವಿ ನಮ್ಮ೦ತ ಪಾಮರರ ನಾಲಗೆಯನ್ನಾದರು ಕೆರೆಯಬಾರದಿತ್ತೇ?

ಅದಕ್ಕೆ೦ದೇ ಹೆಳಿದ್ದು. ಸಿರಿಗನ್ನಡ೦ ಯೆಲ್ಲಿಗೆ? ಸಿರಿಗನ್ನಡ೦ ಗಲ್ಲಿಗೆ!
ರಾಗು ಕಟ್ಟಿನಕೆರೆ

26 July 2006

Murphy Laws

Not that I have stopped being creative. (Was I ever......creee...) But better things deserve respect, you see!
So I have copied some from Wikipedia here :)


A slice of buttered bread, when dropped, will always land butter-side down. Also known by kids as "Jellybread always falls jellyside down". Based on the fact that such bread usually has just enough added torque to spin halfway before hitting the floor (if knocked from an eight-foot ladder, for example, it will tend to land buttered side up).

If you put two cords together, or even if it's a single cord, you can be certain you'll end up with a tangle that'll trouble your mind intensely. Perfect example is earphones and the way they'll always tangle beyond belief even if you put them down in a tidy order.

When you need an item that is in a heap, it will always be the one at the bottom.

Buses take ages to arrive, but when they do they always arrive in sets of three (in Britain "you wait ages for a bus, then two come along at once!"). There actually is a logical explanation for this: the first bus is slowed down because of the time needed to let passengers get on and off. The subsequent buses are (typically) not allowed to pass the first bus, so you tend to end up with a full bus followed by a line of empty ones.

The day you forget your umbrella, it pours with rain.

When graphing, the graph paper is always one square too small for the perfect scale

When caught in a traffic jam, the lane that you are in will always be the slowest to move. (This joke was played out in the opening sequence of the film Office Space, where one of the main characters changed lanes multiple times, all in vain as the traffic around him moved.) This also has a logical explanation. In general, the lane with the fewest cars in it is most likely to move the fastest. Therefore, since you're statistically more likely to be one of the members of the lane with the most cars, your lane will more often than not be the slow one.

Nothing is as easy as it looks.

Everything takes longer than you think. Or, everything takes twice as long as it should; excepting that which appears easy, taking three times as long.

Anything that can go wrong will go wrong, and at the worst possible time.

If there is a possibility of several things going wrong, the one that will cause the most damage will be the one to go wrong.

If something simply cannot go wrong, it will anyway.

If you perceive that there are four possible ways in which a procedure can go wrong, and circumvent these, then a fifth way, unprepared for, will promptly develop.

Left to themselves, things tend to go from bad to worse.

If everything seems to be going well, you have obviously overlooked something.

Nature always sides with the hidden flaw.

Nothing is foolproof to a sufficiently talented fool.

Whenever you set out to do something, something else must be done first.

Every solution breeds new problems.

Change is inevitable, except from a vending machine.

A Smith & Wesson beats four aces.

Junk will grow to fill the available cupboard space.

Storage requirements will increase to meet storage capacity (usually in reference to fileservers; see also Parkinson's law).

All small objects of value will disappear when set down.

Magellan's Allegory: If you stop and ask someone for directions, and they tell you "You can't miss it"... then be assured that you will.

If you make it idiot-proof, someone will make a better idiot.

The light at the end of the tunnel is that of an oncoming train.

When you put your pants on without looking — they will always be on backwards.

A series of events will go wrong in the most negative sequence.

Airline Travel Variation: The time you have to catch a flight is inversely proportional to the distance to the gate.
50/50/90-If there is a 50/50 chance to get it right, there is a 90% chance that you will get it wrong.

Nothing ever gets built to budget or to deadline (also known as Cheop's Law).

Good/Fast/Cheap - If you need something good fast, it won't be cheap. If you need something cheap fast, it won't be good. If you need something good cheap, it won't be fast.

The day you wash your car is the day it will rain

1. If something can go wrong, it will. 2. If nothing can go wrong it will. 3. When things can't get any worse, they do. John Emsley

Do not worry. It will get worse. If it does not, is because you are not worrying anymore (Songo's conclusion).

Tolerances add up unidirectionally to cause the maximum difficulty in assembly (Klipstein's Law).

17 July 2006

Road Taken

Societies just move ahead without a direction. They do not seem to know where they are headed. Even if they did, I am sure, what societies do may not take them to where they want to be. Although actions of societies are catalysts, its hard to predict the direction! All I want to convey is, it is less worth !(though not worthless) to try to do right things beliving they would contribute to a better society.

While we contribute to a chaos we can hope that order will emerge. Hope does not cost anything :)
Now that you have a reson to err , do not go ransacking the world. I am still living in it :)
~r

13 July 2006

Light A Candle For Mumbaikers

Mumbai came to a shocking standstill on July 11 when serial blasts ripped through its local trains, killing and wounding hundreds. But the city of dreams stood fearless and fighting fit. Salute Mumbai's never-say-die spirit and Light a Candle for those who succumbed to the blasts or got injured. For every candle you light, CNN-IBN and Channel 7 will donate Re 1 for the relief of the victims.
Anyone interested can visit the site and can light one candle
http://clients.ibnlive.com/features/mumatt/index.php

07 July 2006

Way to insult those who act smart

Imagine you genuinly respected somebody. He in turn thinks that you are apeeasing him and you are mean. What would you tell a man, the day when he openly express such thinking which has been clear, without him telling you about it?

I will tell him,
"I shall ask the most sickest dog on this earth, if it will obey my orders, not even to piss on the heap where your dead body would be burried. Forget about me asking a favour from ya. Ya have raped the respect I had on ya.

"wow! Bad things are easy to find :) Think about a good thing for the day.

~r

The Trafalgar Pub

Battle of Trafalgar was one of the significant events in history although it was not large, in scale. Result of the battle greatly influenced the course of the political situation in soth asia where both Frech and British had colonies. French had a Napoleon on land but none on sea! Eventually British overpowered French. South Asia came in to the hands of the British.

I am no general! But a Dutch coleague`s favorite place to hang out was a pub close to the central(Station): Trafalgar Pub. He had what people have in pubs and I had my favorite drink ((:). Along with some Pindas, (ground nuts) ofcourse. There we talked about how people trespass and extend their fences in to neighbour`s property and how bad the people in Europian Universities were since they were not admitting me!

He had asked me once, "what do you think about British?". I had given a strange answer: "I think they were (!) great administrators!". Great!! he had raised his brows!
"Yes otherwise they could not have ruled much of the world".
Where was I appriciating it by the way! They were the most hated people at least in South Asia. People do not have time to hate them now, that is a different matter.

I had even expressed my desire to see them(British) in their own place. He had promised me that I will not like it :)

Battles are on empires have gone. We were to finish our battle in the trafalgar pub and head back home. Then I would not have known Dutch were the most progressive peoples. He walked me to a restaurant run by lesbians. He had planned to offer a dinner. Thus ended the the Battle of Trafalgar.

01 July 2006

Email Ettiquettes

We are in a world where emails are as common as saying hi to another fellow human being. It has become increasingly important to design a policy in handling email communication. There are some well accepted email manners. I have tried to point some of the things that I find annoying in email communication. Hence this just a list of things which I think, form what many call, email etiquettes.

* Reply all emails! Not replying is as bad as not saying hi even after somebody has greeted you.

* Always use the same email chain as long as you do not talk about something totally different.
For eg. all communication related to, say a subject line 'Alumni meet' should use the latest email in the thread to reply.

* Include previous message while replying.

* Note all the questions in an email and try to answer them all.

* Always send a 'Thanks' email when ever somebody is doing a favour. More importantly, mean it.

* Keep the subject line polite. For eg 'Move!', 'Does not mater' are rude.

* People in CC should either be up in the hierarchy or a friend. Subordinates should be CCed, only when it is a specific requirement.

* Never forward a BCC email to people in CC.

* Delete any personal remarks or history when forwarding an email, especially so if the history contains personal information and comments of another person.

* Do not be informal with formal emails.

* Do not assume emotions! Have them clarified.

*Always include greetings in an email. This sounds formal but remember one email without proper greeting can make that your last email to that person!

*Promptly reply if there is delay acknowledge it.

*Do not use email for something that needs to be orally communicated!

~rAGU