27 Dec 2008

Unseen Talents


I always have this thought running in my mind, why is our government train our rowers, cyclists and hammer throwers by keeping them in air conditioned room and hydraulic training to send them to the Olympics and Asiad. There are so many fishermen who can row better than the rowers and swing the hammer as they use to throw the net which is lot heavier than the hammer. If we can give a kind of a stipend to them and train them surely we can give a great competition in the international sports.

During this semester holidays I was called by my friend to play cricket in the beach and the other in a corporation ground. When I went there I just witnessed something great. The ground and the beach were full youngsters with bat and ball. They just don bother about anything but only about playing cricket. They are not professional, they dont have the proper skill to exhibit but they have the interest to play the game. These people should be viewed seriously by the board of cricket in India and they should be given some opportunity to play professional cricket if they possess talent.

24 Dec 2008

Some one teach me please....

Is only one government rules Tamil Nadu? I went to the Zone 7 corporation office which happens to be the head office for issuing birth/death certificates. I went to the office at 13:15 to apply for the death certificate of my grandfather. I learnt from the health officer that I should approach to the Zone 5 office. When I went there I saw a display board saying that the applications will be recieved only between 10 and 13 hrs. I was really surprised to see that two branches of the same organization have different work time. How is that possible when there is a common head for both the branches? If the timings are as such, then why do they have differences when they have the same work to do? All the government concerns are about to work from 10 to 17 hrs but I cant see it happening. If they are going to work for only three hours then what is the point in giving them the full salary which a person gets for working 7 hours.

I am a citizen of this country but I am not able to understand what is going around me. What a pathetic situation.

23 Dec 2008

Practise makes man perfect

Last week I saw a show on Tv where I saw one chef preparing paratha, I got the memories of two people who did the same job in a different way and it also attracted the customers. I visited some of the temples in south Tamil Nadu sometime back when I got a chance to visit the velankanni temple. I went to the beach to relax myself a bit where I went to a shop to have some cuisine. There I saw this strange incident.

The shop was on the beach sand with a roof. On one extreme of the shop there is the stove to cook the food and on the other extreme of the shop there was a man preparing the parathas with the batter. Whats interesting about these men is that, the person who prepares the batter just throws it to the other extreme where a man catches it and toasts it. It was quite strange and attractive too. If they drop it down then it is a waste surely, but they do it with pin point accuracy. This incident may be small one which stays in my memory but it teaches me that only practice can make a man perfect.

Additionally to know how to make parathas just click here


20 Dec 2008

Everlasting Potential

"The time is over"
"The wall is weakened"
"Time to take rest"
"Time for the youngsters"

These were the quotes targeted the greatest ever batsman of India. Today he showed them all what he is capable of. His century under pressure in seaming conditions has shut the mouth of all the criticers who spoke about this great man. May be people get too much involved in the T20 format, but no one can compete with the wall except Kallis when it comes to professionalism.

Whatever it is I am very happy that my favourite cricketer excelled today. I wish him to succeed in all this upcoming innings and stay as the top performer till he ritires from the game. Dravid you always rock. People may support you or not, I am always there to back you up.


19 Dec 2008

Delightful knock

It was a bright sunday morning(14th December 2008) when every Indian would got up with a fear of loosing a Test match against the English men. There was one man who woke up with a thought that his team was controlling the match. People who heard this would have laughed at him but he did what he said.

Now the scene shifted to the third session on the days play where the organisers of the match feared supplying a replacement for the ball, where the opposition captain saw the match being pickpocketed from his pocket. No one in the ground could have done anything better than this 5 feet 11 inches Indian.

Yes I am talking about Virender Sehwag who stole the show by setting up a chance for the Indian victory. Appreciation wont be enough for that performance. I expect some more blistering performance from this man.


19 Nov 2008

Rankings of International cricketers.

The performance of every cricketer in all the games he plays is scrutinised and the ratings are given based on their performance.
These rankings can be seen in this page.


10 Oct 2008

Rose among the thorns

     Its always nice to see some characterized sportsmen.  Today I was able to find another gem who looks like a rose among the thorns. Everyone know what happened in Sydney last december at the Sydney Cricket Ground. World cup winning captain was able to lie for a decision on a catch so as his team.  Today one of the member of the Australian side was good enough to inform the umpire that the catch was not taken cleanly rather appealing with other of his team mates.  It may be because that he filled Gilly's boots or it may be  his nature. Any way its good to see some cricketers helping the umpire to make a decision and get things going smoothly.  Also I don understand why the umpire didn't like when Gambhir told the umpire that he nicked the ball during an LBW appeal.  Who ever does it, its for the welfare of the game and the umpires should encourage the players to finish the game on a higher spirit.

             A big Welcome to Brad Haddin to the list of Characterised players such as, Gilchrist, Dravid, Sachin, Gillespie, Gavaskar, Yuvraj, Sangakarra etc.


28 Sep 2008

Festival of Exam

     Its going to be the month of October which marks the start of the grand festival of Examinations. Its really too hard to be an engineering student facing these exams. It all starts with a quiet Model exam then comes the model lab which is followed by the  university lab and last but of  never the less least the University theory examinations.

   In schools this period will be the working days of the second term between quaterly and halfyearly exams, but for us its just exams for this period. Its too hard on us man. Its only 1-2 year difference between school and college but the type of exams ? 

   It will be better if the system is changed by awarding the degree for the students on the basis of their thinking capacity and approach towards their branch of study rather believing in the vomit on the answer paper.


Indian Cricket League

     The world cup winning captain of India Kapil Dev thought in a different way to help the club cricketer's life, but the indian cricket board was smart enough to place as many hurdles as possible. Still ICL is back with its third season, the surprising thing about this ICL is that even some of the star cricketers have joined this leage (thanks to IPL for not taking them in).  What will be the position of the cricketer's future who play ICL. 

     Also is India loosing a bowler who has the best bowling performance in any format of T2o.  Aren't they commiting a mistake by boycotting these players.  Where will this issue go and end?


31 May 2008

Yet another Gem

     I am very much impressed with the exhibition of character by this lawyer from Sri Lanka.  He kept filling Gilly's boots in every department.  He first proved his class behind the stumps and then in his batting and now its the time for the big one.  In my first post i felt a lot that the end of Gilly might see the end of characterized sportsmanship , but IPL showed us there is Sangakkara to fill the huge boots of Gilly.
     How often we can see batsman walking, but Gilly did it and now its the turn of this Srilankan lawyer who became a wicket-keeper later on to closely follow the foot steps of the man who deserved to be called as the cricketer of his period.  I really wish every cricketer to follow this attitude and justify the name Gentleman's game given for the game of cricket.

23 Apr 2008

Awesome heat

     Every year during the month of April and May people use to curse my city for its iron melting heat.  But I really love my city during these two months and will never leave it till the summer is over. Usually people go to the hill stations for the summer vacations missing the heat of chennai.  I wish to say all these people who choose hill stations for their summer, " You can never get this heat anywere else, so try to enjoy the most of chennai heat during this summer atleast.  It may dehydrate you and also cramp your muscles, but still this is a very rare ocassion which comes once in a year, so lets enjoy it to the fullest extent...


18 Apr 2008

Heart Struck ! ! !

     What is happening? I am so excited that I cant even wait for the match to get over.  

Is it cricket or what, what a start to the Indian Premier League.  Short and crisp opening ceremony.  

Fine that was the start of the tournament, what about the match?  Where did he come from?
What kind of an Innings is this?  Did he see the cricket ball like a foot ball or what?  Too many questions to be answered.  

The bottom line is that Brendon has really shown his class here at the IPL.  My first ever experience of watching a dozen sixes hit in a single innings.  How many times can we see a batsman scoring 150+ in a T20.  He was really polite in his interview after his innings as well.  

Hats off to Brendon...  Too many records in 75 minutes of batting...  Too good

Waiting for the RC's reply........

12 Apr 2008

Condemn the Criticizers

I am a kind of a person who enjoy watching all the games, so obviously I love watching cricket. At present India is playing against the Proteas after a short Australian tour. What I have been witnessing over the last year and a half is that people never hesitate to criticize our former Indian skipper Rahul Sarad Dravid. I really don understand why people come so hard at him. When Team India is in a comfortable winning position then there will surely be a buzz on Dravid's Strike rate. If it is the case where our team is in a position to kill the overs(bat out the time), we can see the experts along with banners in the crowd saying the wall should prevent us from defeat. Everyone knows that his style of batting is the same and he is a key player in the team in all the situations, remember he is the one who involved in a 326 run chase against the Carribeans under lights in a ODI.

How many cricketers has such a strong basics which this gentleman posses. If Indians take on the Aussies then we are sure of a drama on and off the field, can anyone point out such a situation which involved Dravid. Even the Little Master was accused of Match Fixing against Sri Lanka, but no one could get near this Engineer from Bangalore. Test Match is always played with a greater spirit and respect to the bowlers, but what is happening right now is that, people started to compare Test cricket with ODI and T20, but what people forget here is that the red leather swings for a longer period when compared with the white ball.

Everyone started to criticize this man and I was really shocked to see the statement which said "Did Dravid's Ton Hurt India", is it not shameful to talk like this. Modern cricket has the craze on people like, Sehwag, Yuvraj,Dhoni etc, but how many can put their money on these sort of players when it comes to reliability. I have seen so many matches where everyone will fail to score and Dravid alone will stand till the end as how Brian Lara used to do for the West Indies.

Finally I wanna say that, if you cant salute this great batsmen, better shut up rather putting him under scrutiny as he is the only star cricketer of India full of professionalism and without any controversy............


11 Apr 2008

Unnoticed Gem

In this post I wanna share my views on the great Indian epic Mahabaratha. Once we hear the name of this great Indian epic, most of our mind thinks about the great skills of Arjun or the nice build structure of Bheem or even some may think about the wicked personality of the epic Sakuni and how can we forget his highness lord Krishna...

But I always get the thought about this Unnoticed Gem " Karna". Actually he is supposed to be the elder brother of the pancha pandavaas. He was born to Kunthidevi due to the grace of lord surya. Every one know Karna as the great king who never sends any of his guests with empty hands. I feel that Karna should consider himself very unlucky as he didn't have anyone to support him at the right starting from his birth till his death..

When he was born his mother refused him first up, then somehow he grew with the nice friendship of Dhuriyodhan. God really blessed him and gave him kavasa and kundala which had the ability to save his life. But his good heart stole those gifts. Finally when he was up against his brothers in the war field, he really had so much of faith in god which was put down by god himself. Finally when his soul left his body there was no one near him to send him off.....

Its really great to live without any support in life which I feel everyone of us should learn as much as possible.......

A question to the readers now. Can anyone say who is the only character who was present in both the Indian epics?????????????


30 Mar 2008

Back at MAC

It is been almost three years since the last match been played here at the M.A. Chidambaram Stadium-Chennai. Today I was one among the spectators who were present at the stadium to witness the final day's play of the first test match of the Future Cup for which India is battling against the proteas(South Africa). It is the third time I am watching an International cricket test match here at chennai(on the last two occassions it was India taking on Australia). This time the tickets were sponcered to me by my aunty.

Frankly speaking, it was really a dull day at the MAC were the Proteas managed 200 runs and the Indians were able to pick up only 4 wickets . The day was so dull that only half the stadium was filled and for most part of the day it was so quite. I really missed the mexican waves which I love the most. As I have enough knowledge about this stadium(atleast to the extent of narrating about it), I feel that the security level were not upto the mark and also the standard of the out-field was really poor. The looks of the stadium really went down with some of the colours of the advertisements. As usual the maintenance of the rest room were so poor and the rates of the food were too high.

Coming back to cricket, the aggressive nature of the youngsters were good and I really don understand why the Indian captain didnt take the field after lunch. The co-ordination and the high standards in the field is welcomed by the supporters with both hands.... The pitch didnt offer much to the spinners, thus the much ended in a draw..

Now, its time to cheer the Chennai Super Kings in action in IPL. Its always fun to see international matches live and that to with the chennai audience in incredible...


17 Mar 2008

A Camp inside the Campus

     What camp inside the campus!  What is this?  I will tell you, I am talking about the blood donation camp which was held in my college campus last saturday(15th March).  This is the third camp organised in my college and it is the second occassion where I am a part of it.   During my first year I was really unaware of this camp and to be frank I was very scared to give blood.  I really wondered how my mates gave it with ease.  But during my second year my  friends encouraged me to take part in it and  in an enthusiasm I donated blood(mind you there were too many butterflies in my stomach as that was my first time.  

     Once when I went there, I learnt a lot about it.  The blood which one donate will be helpful to 
save not 1 but 2 lives as it is divided into white or red blood corpuscles and used seperately as per the need of the patient.  When we donate it we really don feel the importance of it, but when we see the people struggling to get the blood to save some ones life, Oh Boy!! its pathetic. Most 
of the people misunderstand that, if they donate blood they will run short of blood which is 
obviously not. Every human being contains around 51/2 to 6 litres of blood out of which only 350ml will be taken.  Our body takes only 24 hours to regenerate the donated amount of blood.  

     The best part of the camp was, there were 4 blood banks present to collect the blood and around423donors took part in the camp.  The doctors and the nurses present there were very 
kind and taught us a lot about the importance of donating blood and also how to take care of ourself before and after donating.  

     This camp was scheduled suddenly and hence many of the students were unaware of it, but still so many turned up.    This really shows that the future India is really shining.  Among the people who turned up Guru and Venkat were noticable.  Every 90 days we are allowed to donate blood which will be helpful to someone at the right time.  So all we have to do is to have heart to 
help others and execute it properly....


13 Mar 2008

A Twist

     This is really a twist in the recent past when it comes to television.  You may ask me what is twist when channels continously offer serials?  Yes I am talking about VIJAY TV.  I wonder how they think in a different manner while all others think alike.  As far as I am concern they are the inventers of the program like "KPY", "JN.1", KKK, Super Singer, etc....
    Very easily people copy it and telecast in their channel but I still wonder inside my heart as vadivelu would say "Ukanthu Yosipangalo".  Even the colours and the BGM which they use is awesome.  Now they have started their work even with the title song.  What ever it is, until we get some nice entertainment rather having those serials with tears during dinner, we should welcome this change.............


9 Mar 2008

A Day Off

     Every day when I begin my work, I use to count the number of days remaining to get a sunday (usually I will be forced to work on a saturday), is this count really worth?  I really don know the concept of taking rest 
from our regular work on a sunday, does it make any sense?  Nowadays we can see most of the 
houses locked during the working days as every one is engaged with a work.  So everyone gets time only on a Sunday to do all their work, but every organization has a day off on sunday. Then how will common man will do his personal work related with these organizations.  Even government Departments like Electricity board, Corporation offices, Banks, etc., have their holiday on sunday, then how will we able to meet our needs which is engaged with these departments.

     I personally feel that the departments which serve the common needs of the public can have their day off on a weekday so that it will be a great relief for the people to finish their work on the day which they have with them.  

     I can keep saying this to everyone, but will the men in-charge put this issue under scrutiny..........?


6 Mar 2008

Lingam at Purasai

Its maha sivarathiri today.  On behalf of it,  shiva lingam is kept at hotel darmaprakash in purasaiwalkam.  There are totally twelve idols there and it is kept there from 4th March till 7th March.   The most noticable thing is that, people keep filling in from morning eight and till eight in the night when the  darshan is available.  

It really makes this already crowded area even more crowded and the police men at duty really struggle to keep things under control.  The queue keeps growing after 5 in the evening and even poonamalle high road is not enough for the  people to stand.  The parking for the vehicles were arranged near Ewart matric school which made the school children to struggle to get in to the school.  I havent seen so much of crowd for this event in purasai ever before(It really made me struggle to get back home from my bus stop in the evening).  I really didnt expect so many people to be present on this occassion. It reminds me those pradoshams on saturday where the crowds use to fill in..................


2 Mar 2008

India in Chile

     Indian hockey team is now in Chile..  Why did they go there now...?  We all know that the olympic games is round the corner and the sad part of it is that, India will have to qualify to play in china.  The first edition of the qualifiers held in New Zealand and now the second edition of it is scheduled on the first week of march in Chile

There are totally six teams participating in this tournament including India.  The other teams are Mexico, Russia, Austria, Great Britain and finally the hosts Chile.  Every match will be played under pressure cooker situation as only one out of the five teams will qualify to play in China(Thats really a tough ask).  Experts say that it will be mostly India to Take on Britain in the finals.  Still its always pressure when you are playing to qualify yourself.  What ever it is, let us support our men in blue to finish the tournament in style.........


29 Feb 2008

Beginning of an Era

     The present day bollywood movies marks the beginning of an era.  In the last decade, the formula for a film is that, it should have five to six songs with glamorous dance along side some sentimental scenes.

   But now the way of thinking has changed a lot.  I really wonder how they took the risk of making a movie without a heroine?  also there is no dance or family sentiments in the movie.   Yes I am talking about "Chak de India" and "Taare Zameen Par".  

     The directors are really gutsy to take films like these.  Its really nice to see movies with some different and strong stories.   It doesn't have those bamboozling entries, but they really have those strong impression for their stories.

This change in the bollywood industry is really a revolution and I hope the film makers will surely follow it and give us some more  good movies..........  I still didnt see Jodha Akbar so I am not able to comment on it, will see it and post again on that movie...........


23 Feb 2008

Will they change....?

 After some posts, I am back with my business.

     Stupidity is really at its best in my hometown.  You may surely ask me this question, What is new about this city as it always has something with it to talk about.  The reason for posting this topic is that, the condition is changing from
bad to worse......

     Ok ok, I will tell you what is the issue, the tremendous performance of our
men in Kakhi especially when the (so called) VIP's travel somewhere.  I really
don know with what kind of urgency they travel, but being the citizen of this country we have to wait till these people pass by. Is this a punishment for us 
for electing them?  I really don't understand  the concept  of
leading the people without living the life of a  normal  citizen.  How will they know about the  
difficulties faced by the commuters and the motorists everyday  by travelling in 
an  airconditioned  car with regulated traffic.  My mom use to say that 
M.G.R(then chief minister) 
use to wait for  the signal even when he was the CM of TN.  Why don't the present day VIP's follow it.  

    Where ever we go, we can hear special entry, special quota, special ticket, 
special food.
Whatmade them so special, their education or their open service to 
people?  They use to sit in 
airconditioned room and eat high quality food and 
they will talk about the poverty and 
unemploynment. Can anyone show wards of
VIP's searching for jobs. Our then president
("The greatest scientist of our country") stayed alone in his house and he also locked all the kitchens except one(where the food is cooked for him and all the employees there). He showed that much equality even when he was the first citizen of our country.  He came out of the president's house with a single suitcase... Isn't he great.  Why cant others  follow him. I really don't know why people feel so difficult to live 
normal citizen's life when they come
to a post. Does the post give them two 
horns or what?  But one thing is 
sure, we can talk many topics relating to it or 
even movies can be directed as Director Shankar 
always do, but nothing could  
be changed as we wish. We should take it as our fate to see 
all this and respect 
these people who really don deserve what they get............


22 Feb 2008

Duckworth-Lewis and its uncertainity

Duckworth-Lewis this is the most confusing concept in the game of cricket.

     This is the factor which decides the result of an One Day International match, if the match is interrupted due to any external factors like rain or badlight, at times even the mis behaviour of the crowd.  The other important factor is that this method will be adapted only after the completion of 25 overs in the second innings. It decides the outcome of the match if it is continued without the interruption considering the current position of the teams.

     How this method works..? None of the commentators nor the players are aware of it. It will be displayed in the scoreboard which only the computer system know's.  

     The fact is that, this method is based on a graph where the current scenario is plotted and the 
outcome of the match will be decided.  But it is uncertain to say that number 11 batsmen cannot 
score runs or the bowlers will be well disciplined.  

     I feel that rathar having these methods to give result to a match, we can have a reserve day or two for every international match so that the results will be obtained on the field rathar on computer systems................


20 Feb 2008

Will I get it back.....?

     Will I get it back...?   is the caption of this post. But what do I want back now?

    I am just rewinding my memory to see what happened some ten years ago.  I was studying in my school and I use to get summer vacation for a good two months. I use to enjoy my vacation with my friends and health will sound really good.

     Now things are totally different, 8 hours of college, 4 hours of travel, internal test every month, symposium, projects, seminars, etc.... Is this life or what?  To be frank, I hardly look at the mirror nowadays.  What am I struggling like this for... a degree?  What will I fetch with that.... a job? ok fine assume that I completed my degree and also got myself placed in a well reputed company, Will my health support me to work then after all my blood being sucked during my college life....

     Semester vacation is for about 10-15 days where we have IPT, mini projects etc., When will we relax and think about our future.  If things are like this now, how will it be after 15 years...... Woof  cant even imagine it.  If god asks me for a wish, surely I will ask him to wish me to have sound sleep for a minimum of 5 days so that all my lost stamina will be regained.... But coming back to reality, I wil have to go to college tomorrow morning as usual with an empty stomach to make my health even worser.................

     I hope now one would understand what I want to get back......


18 Feb 2008

Implant training at Railways!!!

     I got an opportunity during the 5th semester vacation to visit the EMU workshop @ Avadi which is under the control of Southern Railways.  It was really a tough job to get the permission for this programme.  Once when I entered the workshop I realised that hurdles crossed were of no waste.  It was a well organised training school/workshed where the workers were sincere unlike the other government offices.  I really felt the importance of Industrial visit which was denied by my dept staff members.

Some of the topics which I learnt there was......

  • The operation of Traction motor and its importance in EMU.
  • The testing and working of the compressor.
  • The assembling of the compartments.
  • The drivers cabin and the equipments which he use to control the train.

     It was a pleasant experience for me to learn the concepts from a set of good hearted workers.
I really thank The Railways for giving me an opportunity to undergo Implant training which really helped me to know the depth of electrical dept...


15 Feb 2008

St. Joseph's Rocks!!!

      TMS is the best!, I am not talking about the alltime great singer but about the best teacher I have ever seen.  His name is Mr. Thayumanavasamy. He handled Chemistry for me for the last four years of my school life.  He stands apart from other teachers as he is the only teacher who taught us about life along with chemistry.  The best part of him is that, one can ask any question in his subject, surely you will be answered.

     The other noticeable fact about this great man is that, if he knows anything completely then only he will speak about it.  We the students of Doveton Corrie are really gifted that we had TMS to mould us when we were in our teenage. If he was not there with me for those four years, then surely I wont be the way I am.  
The qualities of punctuality, honesty, abiding the rules were not taught to us by him but injected into us............

     Important fact about him is that, he is from St. Joseph's College, Tiruchy.  I really want to visit that college which produce gems like this.  Its not only TMS, my biology teacher is also from the same college and lastly my maths lecturer in college is also from this college. These people always stand apart from others and you can feel the difference in them.  ECE students and CSE students in my college will also know about this.  I heard that, the process in that college is very systematic and thats why the students shine really well. I expect even my college(atleast in future) to produce gems like that...

    It started with TMS and went on till my maths lecturer, I hope 
that I will come across many more students of this great college.

   St. Joseph's always rocks!!! 


13 Feb 2008

Youngsters lift the spirit

   Yes I am going to write about the Indian Cricket team.   It is really a hard to accept that DADA and Mr. Dependable are out of the ODI side.  But there are certain things  for the cricket fans to cheer about.  Since the crowed knocking the doors for the national side is increasing, the security for the place in the team is a big question mark.  This makes every player to perform well and see to that their place is secure.

     The other important factor to be noted is that the counter attacking ability of these youngsters which was (sorry) really absent with some of the seniors.  The other fascinating factor about our team is that the fielding standards is too good.  It really lifts the morale of the bowler and puts a doubt in the opposition's batsman.

     The way Dhoni and Yuvi answer Rameez Raja, Sreesanth showing aggression against the batsmen and the silent killing nature of Rohit Sharma, Gautam Gambhir and Ishant sharma, and to keep things under control and guide the team in a spirited way we have the little master. All this marks that the team is heading in to a golden era...


12 Feb 2008

Old vs New ! ! !


Here I wish to put up some coparison between the songs of the old and the  new era.

It will be more appropriate  if I draw a border at the end of Poet KANNADASAN'S  period to seperate the old songs from the new ones..  The songs of the olden days are evergreen whereas the
present day songs perish very soon with some exceptions.  What made the new songs unlike the older ones..

How many of us will say that we don know the song 'RAAJAVIN PAARVAI'(M.G.R. song in chariot)
Many of us were not born when this movie came, but still we know this song. This song stands everlasting from the day it was released. At present the songs perish very easily.  Is this the mistake of the poets or the music directors.
The songs sung by TMS, A.M. Raja, Chandrababu etc., are still ringing in our ears.  Modern day singers like Hariharan and Unni are also good, but these songs cant even be compared with the older ones...

Will the Poets, Singers and the Music Directors see to this and create a new dimension to the the movies or will they continue the same way as they go today....?


11 Feb 2008

His Highness.......

" His Highness Thomas Alva Edison". 

     Today I like to say a few words about this great man as this was the day on 1847 the earth recieved this great man.  I don think that there will be a literate who does not know who Edison is.  It all started with the fear of darkness which Thomas wanted to avoid, he started thinking about it and found an answer after tireless work and 625 attempts.   Edison is considered one of the most prolific inventors in history, holding 1,093 U.S. patents in his name, as well as many patents in the United Kingdom, France and Germany.

The greatest day was on october 22, 1879 when he invented the electric bulb.   He obtained the patent for it from the US government.  He invented many devices in his life time which was very much useful. His hearing capacity was not the best as he did not treat his infected ears......

Electric current was invented way back in 600 B.C but it was Edison who brought it to the standard where we use it in the indoor application.  Hence he is the reason for the creation of the field of Engineering.......

From all the Engineering Students, I thank him on his birthday for his wonderful creation which made life so easy in this world..........


8 Feb 2008

Is Cricket Killing Other Sports In India?

     Is Cricket Killing Other Sports In India?  My answer is " YES".  Why do I say like this?  I will give you reasons for it.  It is a well known fact that sports is meant for enterainment and hence it is telecasted in television and also the playing area is provided with seats to accomodate the public....
But how many games have full attendence from the audience.  Is that the media doing all  these crime or is it the politicians.  I have seen many times where the ministers say that cricket is not like other games.  Why do they have so much of importance to this game alone.

   I don say that people should dislike this game, i just want them to give equal importance to other games.  If you ask a sportsperson then only you can understand the pain and hurdles they come across. But why is that only cricketers enjoy all the facilities.   Football is the most watched game in the world, now my question is that how many football stadiums of international standards are there in our country.  I feel that the government and the people lift the game of cricket and stamp all the other games.  You can surely see a full house cricket stadium in India. How many of us have seen a full house for an Athletic meet or a hockey match.

   Why is that no other game has so much of sponcership and live telecast in TV.  We are so much bothered about the telecast of the cricket match in Australia, but how many of us are bothered about the olympic qualifiers of the hockey match.   We people know who is the highest run getter for India, how many of us know who is the fastest man of India(100 mtr National Record Holder).  

          If we youngsters don take action against this, then it will be situation where the substitute players who will also act as audience.


7 Feb 2008

Percentage Needs to be Re-calculated

Percentage Needs to be Re-calculated... Why do I say this..? I have my reasons below.

     In olden days, men use to enjoy all the facilities.  Women were the sufferers in the hands of men as per the society's law.  The government understood this stupid behaviour and started giving women equal rights.  The effect of this law started kicking men to search a place for survival.  What the government thought is that, minimum of 33% should be given to women in all the departments. But what they missed out is that they did not mention anything such for the men, which seems to be essential for the survival of men.

     People say that men can survive anywhere at  anytime as he is meant to face problems.  If it is said like that then why these people say that women are given equal importance.  If men are given any sort of importance then we can compare and say whether equal improtance to women is given or not,  but when no importance is given to men and everything is given to women, how will it be equal.

     If you don't agree with what i say, let me give you some examples.  

1) Let us take the mode of transport first, there is separate seat for women where no men can sit, but there is no such place for men.  

2) Let us consider the colleges, I don want to say anything about it and i really welcome comments with examples for those who think against me(especially in college).  If the ratio between men and women are about 100:1 still the resource is equally shared, I really don know how is it possible.  

3) Last but not least, even in the News headlines,  if there is any bomb blast or accident, they will announce the number of deaths with the number of women in it. I want ask them why are they not saying about the number of men who die.  Is any way men is inferior to women or does it mean that the life of a man is not valuable when compared to women.

  My dear male folks, please see that we are not pushed to a situation where we will be asked to fight for survival against these women.  I do take apology to all the women who feel bad after reading  this post.

 I am no way against giving equal importance to women, but what i mean is that even men should be viewed. My main issue is to removal of women quota as all the human beings are equal for any kind of obligation..


5 Feb 2008

Unnoticed People In Real Time

     I am sure many of you wont agree with what i say just because we all have suffered in their hands someway or the other.  Yes i am going to talk about the Cops because i personaly feel that these are Unnoticed People In Real Time.  When we hear the name Police, the first thing which comes to our mind is corruption.  Yes it is 100% true that these people are culprits, but for that we cant mistake the whole department.  Ok fine, now why am i writing about this?  What is the use of sharing this view...?  

     We people just travel along the roads where we never notice these men  
who use to  stand in the hot sun and heavy rain performing their duty.  Have we ever thought about the state of these people and do anyone of us dare to comfort them by atleast offering them some fluid to quench their thirst? Yes i admit that most of the people never do their work sincerely, but there are some exceptions.  I use to admire at a police men who stands near the Kilpauk Medical College signal. He is always perfect with his uniform and the work which he does.
For me he is the only person from this department(among the lower ranked men) who wears a neatly pressed uniform and proper actions to control the traffic.

     Once when i was travelling near that signal along with my friend got an opportunity to speak with him.  We asked him the reason for such a sincere work, he smiled and removed his coolers and then started to speak, he said that he wants to be true to his profession.  He also added that he believes that his perfection in actions(used to control the traffic) attracts the motorists.  Hence it relieves the mental pressure from our minds which will surely avoid many accidents.  We asked him, " What is the use of doing it..?"  He simply replied that he is given salary every month only to perform this with perfection.  On saying this he moved away from us as he was about to take charge from the other man performing the duties..

     There are so many people who do mistakes, but there are certain people who still believes that truth and honesty alone triumphs.... All of us use to admire and encourage the people who  performs the role of a Police in movies,
but we don't do it in real life.   My request is that we people only should encourage these Mr. Perfects and improve the standard of the department, as we know that the government becomes blind when it comes to encouraging......


4 Feb 2008

Future seems to be dark!!

        In our country the majority of the people belong to the students community.  There is a famous quote stating that, todays children will be tomorrows citizen.  But what is happening to the students, is there anyone to bother about them. Thats why i say that the Future seems to be dark.  People wish that India should become a developed nation.  We all know that it lies only on the hands of the students to lift our standards or to put it down.   But the society expects a lot from the youngsters and don give them what is necessary to them.

      In my point of view,  the most difficult of all times for a student is to attend a class on saturday when all the folks around their house enjoy the weekend.  Most of the Engineering colleges and the schools work for 8 hours a day and five days a week.  The student who attends all the classes without fail will surely be on his knees by friday,  at this juncture if you ask him to work for one more day,  it makes no sense at all.  Yes i agree that hard work should be put up by the students but continous work without rest 
makes them good for nothing.

       There is a famous saying which states"Something is better than nothing", by following this the management makes people work on saturday thinking that they will do nothing at home.  But what i mean to say is that"Nothing is better than Non-Sense".   The student could stay at home rather being physically present in the class due to compulsion. Will it do any good to him or his health..?  The managements can think about the mindset of students and act accordingly..

       Another difficult situation is the holidays with the assignment.  I really don understand the concept of giving assignment during holidays and that too during festivals.  How these staff memebers expect the students to be with their books when they themselves want to enjoy thier holidays, after all everyone is a human being.  Very easily they will say that we had holidays. Does it mean that every student should sacrifice all what he has in order to learn.

       The most pathetic issue is the working saturday as a compensation for a holiday. Fine they are doing this in order to maintain the number of working days. But how is that possible for them to have a compensation for Independence day, don they feel ashamed to do that.  Is this the tribute which we show to our motherland...

       Engineering students are supposed to be professionals, do they get treated as a professional...?
They are been treated as worse as a donkey which carries load for its master.  They are trying to force certain inhuman activities in the name of discipline.  

       But if this state continues then the students of future will surely become lunatic before they get their degree........

       I wish that govt. should take steps in saving the students from the hands of institutions in order to save the country's future.  

3 Feb 2008

Fading Glory......

Sachin, Sourav, Rahul, Gilly, Jayasuriya......                                      
" Current Cricket Players" 

Beckham, Gerrard, Ronaldo, Ronaldinho......                                       
" Current  Football Players"

Schumacher, Raikonnen, Alonso......                                                       
" Formula 1 Drivers"

GaganAjit, Baljeet, Mamtha, Ignace...  ?
Who are they........?    Believe me they are current international Hockey players. The fact is that they are Indian players. How many of us know them, We know all other sportspersons than the players who play our national game. We should be ashamed for not knowing them.

We are the team which was undefeated for over a decade and won three consecutive olympic gold medals under the capatincy of Dhyan Chand.  The whole world was stunned by the performance of the Indians under Dhyan Chand. They have done a test to the stick which he used to see whether he used a magnet to get the control of the ball. That great skills he possesed.
The sad fact is that many people don't even know who is this player as they are unaware of the game which is supposed to be our national game..

Last week i got an opportunity to witness the Test Match Series between India and Belgium at Mayor Radhakrishnan Stadium in Egmore. Actually I was longing to go there and see my countrymen in action, but was waiting eagerly to get an opportunity which came last week.
My friend Ramanan who was previously informed by Guru, told me about the matches and the location and importantly the admission is 
free (to improve crowd participation). The matches were really good which was played on a green synthetic turf.

The first thing which I noticed there was the empty stands which really frustrated me. Its our national game and no response from the audience. For a cricket match people stand in long queue 
to get the ticket booked well in
advance, but our national game is thrown away.  The most pathetic incident is that people refused to come even when my friends and myself called them to witness the match.

The other pont to be noticed is that these players don't have enough protection on the field. There was a casuality during the first half of the first match where the player was carried in a stretcher with a bleeding nose which we wont see too often in any other outdoor games.

Fine, they play for India and they risk their lives, but what they are paid is a meagre amount when compared with what the other sportsmen are paid. It is only because we don have much interest in this game, the revenue generated is very low and so the players are paid less. I don say that we should not see other games but try to support hockey so that our national game doesn't perish in future.

Ramanan and I have decided to witness all the the sporting action in which our country men participate and few of our other friends also promised to do it. Lets support our country in all the the games which they play  and cheer them to victory............


1 Feb 2008

Oh Boy Is He Great..............?

Cricket as we know is a Gentlemen's game, but we seldom see cricketers who behave like that.  One such instant is the Sydney Test.  But there was a man who created doubts in the minds of many people and he made them think of an  imaginary situation to see whether he might commit a mistake. This great personality is 
none other than the man who created a new dimension to  the art of Wicket Keeping  
"ADAM GILCHRIST".  It is impossible to fill his boots after this tri-series...
His announcement of retirement was a great shock to the cricketing world, but this shows the standards which he sets for himself. One drop chance makes him to think about retirement. I feel that, not 
only cricketers but every human being should learn a lot from him......

When he made his debut for Australia people thought that he wont be able to perform like Ian Healy, But he proved all wrong with his performance behind and also in front of the stumps..
He created a new dimension(Wicket Keeper/Batsman) in cricket. He always keeps the morale of the team high. The way he moves between overs gives enough time to the bowlers to think about the plan between delivaries. You cannot see a better player in appreciating the opponents on their performances, Gilly really stands tall with this quality...


He had a great of quality of walking if he believes that he was undone by the bowlers. This made the job of the umpires very easy.  But now with the departure of Gilly and the beginning of the modern cricketers lying nature to win matches may lead to a position where the spirit of the game will be lost...

Now it is time for us to wait for a player who can fill the boots of Gilly behind stumps and the one in his honesty. For me the greatest records which he set was, the keeper with the maximum number of dismissals in test and ODI and also he is the only man in the history of game to have 100 test sixes.........

For me, he should have played for some more years only for two reasons. One is that he is the best entertainer globally, we indians have a craze on Sachin, but that is not the case around the world for him, but Gilly is liked by all kinds of people in any corner of the world for his well mannered behavior and debastating batting. Secondly his pink gloves, every victim of his will make the breast cancer research insitiute richer by 144,000$, if he had played for some more years, surely he would have made the institue more richer as it is his nature to get scalps...

But now its time for us to do honours for this great keeper who served Australian cricket and provided everyone of us the greatest entertainment of our time... Now looking forward to him in action in IPL..  Gilly! You always rock...............