A Quote for life!

“A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly.
Specialization is for Insects

Robert A Heinlein
(American science-fiction writer,1907-1988)

Saturday, August 15, 2009

62nd Independence Day - Jai Hind!

This year, I am late in posting my Independence Day post. Well, that does not mean I have not read others. Today, I went through a lot of reviews, pictures, blogs, stories and articles on Independence Day and I would say, people really spoke this time. I would speak too – as I see it.

The 62nd Independence day – India leaps up to another phase. There is so much that have kept India shaking and/but/yet moving – Slumdog Millionaire – Medals in Olympic – Recession – Satyam – IPL – Lay Offs – 26/11 Terror Attack – Akshay Kumar – Bomb BlastsChandrayan – T20 – ElectionsSwine Flu and US/Pak Terrorism were all India raised up and stood mountainous! The cutoff in Tax and the inclusion of Rahul Dravid in the Indian team, against Dhoni and Kirsten’s will are all making news. And with all these, India is shining and shining bright. Happy Independence Day!

Today, as you all might remember, is the 62nd Birthday of my mother too. She had a minor operation yesterday and moved in to the next year in her life sleeping. The morning was vibrant, because I was there with them – my parents share 29th marriage anniversary today too. We cut cake, distributed sweets (among ourselves) and presented saree and shirt – but they were not happy. They would not be happy with me ever, probably! I wish I could be wrong.

Well, the year so far was a big one for me, seeing many changes in life – some good, some better. I know there is no shortcut to happiness; but at times, I wish, what if everything can be changed to a way I want that to be? India is developing, and so am I. Then, why is there a fuss? Have I made everything here very fussy? I guess, I have… but then, I ask again – did I do it for a good cause? Did I have any cause, at all? And if I had, why am I not happy then? Or, am I happy and I cannot understand it? Today, I am in a mood of asking questions and I know, as usual, there will be no one to answer all these – CRAP – they call these! My plights are like these kites – they promise to meet the sky and dissolve or disappear, but as long as I have the other end of the rope tied to my hand, I should know, they would always stay…

Anyways, hope we wake up to a new India – a developed India with a broader mentality and scope of love and respect, which has gone missing, since the time I started to love!

May God bless me! May God bless every citizen of India and may India shine brighter and brighter – some of the light, would surely pass my window panes and get into my room and make it look brighter too. Amen!

Jai Hind!

Previous Years' Posts: 2008, 2007


Thursday, August 13, 2009

Swine Flu Emergency Warning Signs

The First case of death in Bangalore has risen the alarm here too. I am sure we would do good by taking some precautions and measures not to fall prey to this H1N1 Virus. I have taken out some symptoms here, which is not an exhaustive list. Please go through the same and any other material available in the web to know more. Proper information is very important and should be known to us...
Dont Panic - Wear Masks - Take preventive measures and Be safe!

Swine Flu Emergency Warning Signs
Early Signs Of Swine Flu In Children
Skin turns a bluish color
Trouble breathing or breathing become fast
Extended rest – the child does not want to wake up
No interaction – the child does not want to interact with those around them
Irritability - the child becomes irritable to the extent that they do not want to held
Flu like symptoms – these may improve but then return with an even heavier cough and fever
Fever with a rash
Dehydration caused by lack of fluid intake – the child may not want to drink

Early Signs Of Swine Flu In Adults
Pain or feeling of pressure in the abdomen or chest
Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

If you live in an area where swine flu has been identified and you display some of the early signs and symptoms contact your health care provider immediately.

To avoid spreading swine flu, avoid contact with other people and remain indoors.

Emergency Information in Bangalore:
SDS Tuberculosis & Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Chest Diseases

Address: Hosur Road, Hombegowda Nagar, Bangalore - 29 (MAP)
Phone: (080) 26631923
Contact: Dr. Shivaraj - 9980148780

See also 'Swine Flu India'


Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Shopping City - New Online Game

You know people I am dying to write about so many things in here. Only thing is I am not getting the time and scope of doing so! There have been a lot of changes in recent times – some developments and some retrenchments. Anyways, I wanted to write about everything. Let me try…

Well, first of all, my parents came to Bangalore – and we met after 2 years, 6 months and 8 days to be exact! Think of it – we are still living in India and practicing lives in UK/US. I do not like this distance and neither do my parents; but it seems it is inevitable right now.

Then, today we took a decisiona big one – will let you know about this later. The happening fact of this matter is that exactly 11 years ago, on August 5, 1998 we took another big decision in my life – to join NERIST. The night before was weird – a toiling one and it has been a similar night yesterday too. We had long phone calls and people from all over gave suggestions and thoughts before we zeroed in. I hope it is going to be a fruitful decision… Amen!

Well, before I stop I would like to introduce you all to a new Online Game that me and my wife came across recently and loved it to the core. It’s a small strategy game – more or less like Ceaser (if you have played the game) and the best part is it is quick! The name of the game is "Shopping City" and the idea is to build and design a city accessible to the citizens who can shop and you can make money of it. There are targets (sales targets :P) to achieve within a fixed number of days and a few tricks that you will know once you start playing the game. You will surely enjoy it – do not waste time reading this – go play!

Link to the Game:
Some pictures I took while playing – might help you in planning too…


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