Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Never Give Up

A nice little story I read:

One day a young lady was driving along with her father. They came upon a storm, and the young lady asked her father, “What should I do?"
He said "keep driving".

Cars began to pull over to the side, the storm was getting worse.
"What should I do." The young lady asked.

"Keep driving," her father replied.

On up a few feet, she noticed that eighteen wheelers were also pulling over. She told her dad, "I must pull over, I can barely see ahead. It is terrible, and everyone is pulling over!"
Her father told her, "Don't give up, just keep driving!"

Now the storm was terrible, but she never stopped driving, and soon she could see a little more clearly.
After a couple of miles she was again on dry land, and the sun came out.

Her father said, "Now you can pull over and get out." She said "But why now?" He said "When you get out, look back at all the people that gave up and are still in the storm, because you never gave up your storm is now over”.

This is a testimony for anyone who is going through "hard times".

Moral: Just because everyone else, even the strongest, gives up, you don't have to. If you keep going, soon your storm will be over and the sun will shine upon your face again

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Treat @ Punjabi Nation Restaurant, Guindy

Last week Friday 09-Mar-2012, me and my team went for a project treat, after much debate over the restaurants(The deciding factors being distance, quality and quantity of food, speed of service, pricing, etc.) we finally decided to go Punjabi Nation Restaurant, Guindy. It is opposite to the State Bank of India in the Guindy Main Road on the way to Kathipara Junction.

The restaurant is in main road, we assumed there would be a separate parking place, but NO, we were asked to park in the pedestrian's pathway, I wonder how they will manage if people come in car to their restaurant.

The interior design of the restaurant was good. It is a multi cuisine restaurant; they had chinese, south and north indian dishes. Even though the price was a little more than normal cost for a hotel of this size, the taste of the food was very good; we had a nice experience dining in Punjabi Nation.

If you are around Guindy and ready to pay 400+ per person, visit this restaurant.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

3D TV - Does it live up to its hype ?

A lot of hype is around this 3D TV arena, all the leading manufacturers are spending loads and loads of money for advertising their 3D televisions. I recently visited a multibrand electronic goods vendor, they had 3D tv from different brands like SONY, SAMSUNG, LG etc., the other LED/LCD TV where all arranged in a area without any decoration, but the 3D TV area was very much filled with colorful lights, ad banners, offers (man you should have seen that place, just by the look of it, you would realize how much hype they were creating around the 3D TV), just to make a customer to make a purchase.

I was given a demo of the Samsung 3D TV, I have to admit that the effects were quiet impressive, the representative was very enthusiastically convincing me to buy the TV. After thinking, I came up with some questions,

1) What is the price range for a 3D TV providing enjoyable experience ?
The price range will be anywhere between Rs.1,00,000 - Rs.2,00,000, You have to go for a big size screen for the effects to be more enjoyable, and with 'more size comes more expense'.

2) What are the available channels that is providing dedicated 3D content ?
None, as far as I know, there arent any dedicated 3D content provider channel, hmmm, then what could we do with a 3D TV without any 3D content providing channels, lol you can watch the very few 3D movies available with some movie lenders from your city. Other than that it can only act as a 2D TV.

3) How do we watch the 3D TV ?
We would require custom glasses, which has to be charged before use, now I didnt wear the glasses for very long time, but the question that crossed my mind is whether wearing a 3D glass continuously would have any effects on our eye sight ?

The answers I was able to bringout was not very optimistic, I reasoned with the representative and he too didnt have a convincing answer. With such a heavy price tag, very little content to watch in 3D, and no data whether 3D glasses would have any side-effect, I decided not to go for a 3D TV now.

Remember a time in 2000-2002, how very very few people had black/white, small screen, mobile phones and had to pay a heavy 5 figure price for a bulky brick size mobile, and later on when market started to catch up, around 2009-2010, how we are able to get a latest mobile with all new features for a price as low as Rs 6500-8000. Hence we are in the initial stages of 3D TV, much like 2000-2002 for mobile, if you can patiently wait for few more time, then with enough content, competitive price, a 3D TV will be more affordable and pocket friendly.

Definitely 3D TV is the next evolution in TV entertainment, but for now, without any dedicated 3D channels, just to watch a few 3D movies, the price tag is very high and a turn off.