Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Deutsch kurs - Viel Spaß!

es ist soweit!
Hier sind die Ergebnisse für die Endprüfung -

Endpunkte – 86.21 %
Endnote – gut

yaaayyy! Ich habe A1 fertig!
Ich kann jetzt Blog in Deutsch
(natürlich mit der Hilfe von 'Google Translate' ;-) )

Friday, August 31, 2007

Pain & Happiness...

Pain is when
you have wings to fly,
you see the path green ahead,
But cannot reach beyond the limiting glass...

Just let it fly out of the window :-) Now that's Happiness!

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Indian Independence day @ Stuttgart

It was interesting to celebrate Indian Independence day in a different country.
The event had an entry fee of 2E, (as I wore a traditional Indian kurta, otherwise 3E) We were made to sit in as a group each representing states, Me and couple of my friends here sat in Meghalaya since we couldn't find TamilNadu state there.

They started with German Anthem as a customary and the chief guest Mrs.Kavita Gadgil, chairperson of Abhijit Air Safety Foundation had hoisted the Indian Tricolor flag, we all sang Indian National Anthem, It felt so nice to sing this Anthem, bringing back nostalgic feeling of India. Some chocolates, small cup cakes were distributed.
There were more discussions, presentations on freedom fight and some demo on bollywood dancing, for which I didn't stay back.. It was a different event to meet up with more Indian and German people in Stuttgart.

Some pics...
The Tricolor hoisted and president Smt.Pratibha Patil's Address to Nation read out there...

Replica of Indian flag unfurled by Madam Bhikaji Cama 100 yrs ago in Stuttgart, at the International Socialist Conference 1907 and the chief guest behind.

Some Indian Crowd.

Thursday, June 07, 2007

Salutes to Aruna Sairam!

Aruna Sairam is one of my favorite carnatic singers and the best song I like her sing is Kalinga Narthana Tillana. But today I watched this youtube video,

This Tamil folk song called "Maadu Meikum Kanna", is a variety called "Kavadi Chindhu" in Carnatic Music. The song represents a conversation between Yasodha, Mother of Lord Krishna and the Little Lord Krishna.

It beautifully explains all pleadings of lord Krishna to go out and play with cows and how his mom stops him, telling that she would give him milk, butter and sugar to eat, and how sunny it is outside. She also tells him, how there might be robbers outside and wild animals on the banks of River Yamuna. She finally asks him what to say if his Papa Nandha Gopal asks for him and Krishna says, please tell him I am playing a game of ball with friends and how he can fight the robbers and hunt the wild animals for her earlier descriptions. She says No to his pleads and the song ends with him still pleading and not yielding... It brings such a beautiful drama to your imagination.

What I observed today in the Video is the spontaneity of Aruna Sairam. Her expressions in the video are just amazing to watch and the song pours out from her heart. Her laughter for the funny fiddle note is so musical and blends into the tune. The best part is when there is a loud sound that comes in the microphone or from somewhere in the auditorium and she had just sang the line, Krishna telling his mom to tell his dad that he is playing a game of ball with his friends... Aruna Sairam wittily comments for the sound that it seems the ball has hit here. Such presence of time and quick comment is a great skill for a performer. I admire her presence of mind as much as her singing!

Friday, May 04, 2007

On HP's Drive to Hire Women Employees...

I received a mail from HP's hiring guys through a popular job site, couple of days back. It is a nice drive by HP to hire women employees. The recent trend I've seen amongst my women software professional friends is that there is a steady growth in their income range comparitively.
On a other note, the policies allowing telecommuting to work has been a welcome change too and more women with good software skills can now spend few hours to design and code other than the option of stay-at-home wife or mom (who quit day job for family needs or on visa rules), giving all the care the family and the work needs too.

The Mail read as follows:


Please Note

1) Receipt of this Mail doesn’t qualify the candidates to attend the interviews.
2) Candidates must ensure that they meet the required criteria mentioned against the position they are applying for.
3) No Travel re-imbursements shall be entertained
4) You need to carry
- Print of your latest Resume
- Proof of employment to attend the interview. For ex: Company I Card / Pay Slip / Employment letter etc.
- Latest pay slip and revision letter (if any).
- Latest passport size photograph.


HP is looking for Women software professionals for their Electronic City office, Bangalore for .Net technologies.

Education : BE/Btech/MCA/Msc.
Venue: Hewlett Packard, 3rd Floor Khanija Bhavan, 49 Race course road, Bangalore 560 001
Date: 5th May, Saturday.
Timings: 10:00 to 12:00 Hrs, 13.30 hrs to 16.30 Hrs.


DotNet/ C# - (3 to 5 years)
Developers/ Sr. Developer

At least 2 years of relevant experience developing multi-tiered client server applications
Strong Object Oriented analysis and design skills

Experience developing applications under the Windows .NET Framework using: Visual Studio .NET,.NET Framework 1.1,C#,VB.NET and ADO.NET, ASP.NET,XML, XML, XSLT, XPATH, XSD,WebServices,SOAP,HTML,SQL Server,Biztalk Server 2004, Content Management server, Sharepoint Portal

5) Please carry a PRINT of this mail for reference


Monday, April 30, 2007

A pic for Fiddle n Doodle...

I bought myself this pencil in a musical shop, this piece at its very first glance seemed to have been just crafted for me and this blog - Fiddle and Doodle!

I didnt have a heart to sharpen it and make it shorter and left it there as a show piece! How such small things brings a lot of joy! :-)

Friday, April 27, 2007

What's after web site making? PROMO ???

Yes - Promos!!! no use to have an awesome site if it doesn't reach the desired audience. Every new website creator's major worry is promoting it.

There are 12 to 101 ways to promote websites, with or without cost when you google at it. The best practical list I read is at

- A nice blogger with great views!

Also a good read on non-tech guide to web application creation by the same blogger at - http://www.robertoalamos.com/so-do-you-want-to-make-money-with-a-web-application-a-non-technical-guide-to-web-applications-creation

The day one, one conceptualizes the idea of a website, one should start thinking on ways to promote it. To Sell isn't easy definitely. As they say, "No Sales, No job", in the web world- "No Promos, No Existence"

One step towards Technorati...

giant leap into Blogosphere....

I took that step forward today after having used technorati for so long...
Am I trying to be a serious blogger now?

Here is my claim - Technorati Profile

Thursday, April 26, 2007

Psycho Analysis, Defense Mechanisms and a blog..

Sometimes I think - Damn, Why do I do certain things...
Everyone seems to have two choices as per evolution to face anything - fight or flight, As for me, I fight when I like, I flee when I hate.

While wondering on that and more on 'fleeing' as a way to defend oneself, I wikied out ways of Defensive Mechanisms at:

I had been introspecting as what I did when comparing with the article and recollecting incidents, more like seeing through a design pattern guide and recollecting lines of code previously written...

The levels by George Vaillant mentioned in the page is very interesting to note:

Level I - psychotic defences (ie. psychotic denial, delusional projection)
Level II - immature defences (ie. fantasy, projection, passive aggression, acting out)
Level III - neurotic defences (ie. intellectualization, reaction formation, dissociation, displacement, repression)
Level IV - mature defences (ie. humor, sublimation, suppression, altruism, anticipation)

I feel that the way one defends themselves can show how mature they are and while observing myself, I think I had done things from all levels at all times, matured as well as immatured acts.. thats a funny insight!

Mind Analysis and looking things in a scientific way, explaning hormones, enzymes and our super_power_brain acts for all causes of actions makes you feel generally good that you can blame it all on the molecules.

Interstingly, I also find people on 43 things - who wants to 'stop hating', seems a positive thing - http://www.43things.com/things/view/146906
There are things that people do and do...
and 'whys' unexplained many times with all the scientific explanations/ empirical observations from evolutions identified.

Thursday, April 05, 2007

blog after long time.. German Musings

I guess this is the first post for this year and after coming to Germany and after a long time. what inspired me writing this blog is the amused reply from our landlord here in Germany

From: our landlord...
Sent: Wednesday, April 04, 2007 10:45 AM
To: us
Subject: Re: Regarding Phone in App ###.

pls. see below

----- Original Message -----
From: us
To: landloard
Sent: Monday, April 02, 2007 3:29 PM
Subject: Regarding Phone in App ###.

Dear Mr.XYZ,

I live in Appt ###. We have a problem with our telephone. We are NOT able to make any calls inside the apartment (i.e. we are not able call any other room numbers) and even people in the apartment are not able to call our room. we know this - we can't change the technic ! But we are able to make phone call outside the apartment (0 dial). Would it be possible for you to look into this sorry, no solution possible

Have a nice day


Note: Name and Email Id info are changed here obviously.

But what we really appreciate is atleast we got the reply. Wonder if they reply mails like this including their comments on the same mail we write, for avoiding using long English sentences. We are also thankful in a way that problem is only with calling inside the apartment and we are able to call our folks back home. Our neighbours have to knock our doors now to speak to us.