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 s…

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.

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 …

karu karu vizhigalal - A song that I cannot forget

Today I was browsing my mobile's media library for some songs to listen. I remembered "Karu Karu Vizhigalal" from "Pachaikili Muthucharam". I cant tell you how much I loved to hear that song. Whne the movie released during 2007, I used to hear the song for nearly 20-30 times continuously and even after listening so many number of times, I would still long to hear the song again and again. It is a very nice song, good lyrics, good music. Still love hearing it.

Pachaikili Muthucharam is good entertainer, with good mixture of love, affair, deception, action. After watching the movie only I realized having watched a similar hollywood movie "Derailed", P.M. was adapted for indian viewers.

Given the lyrics for "Karu Karu Vizhigalal"

karu karu vizhigalaal oru kan mai ennai kadathudhae
thadhumbida thadhumbida siru amudham ennai kudikkudhae
iravinil urangaiyil en thookkam ennai ezhuppudhae
ezhundhida ninaikkiyil oru minnal vandhu saaikka

nee..oru malli cha…

Earth Hour 2010 - Spend an Hour today for our Earth

Earth Hour 2010 is a event that is initiated by WWF( nope it is not World Wrestling Foundation it is World Wide Fund). World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) is an non-governmental, non-profit organization working on issues regarding the conservation, research and restoration of the environment, formerly named the World Wildlife Fund.

Earth Hour is observed this year on 27th Mar 2010, as a matter of fact, I learned that it is observed on the last saturday of march annually, and that its main objective is to switch off their lights and other essential lights and electrical appliances at home and office for one hour from 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM, this is done to raise awareness among commoner about the need to take action on climate change, global warming, avoiding wastage of power.

Earth hour was first observed in 27th Mar 2007, and since then it is continuously gaining more and more recognition and support. Major world landmarks like
Red Fort, Delhi Colosseum, Rome Burj Al Arab, Dubai Christ the Re…

Spams and Virus surrounds us

Most of the time we receive, unnecessary advertisements, promotions, fake lottery winning notifications, fake help requests to move a huge sum of money promising a hefty share in it, spams, pfishing attacks through mails, phewww ... this list goes on and on.

I would be very careful while viewing mails most of the time, and mark such mails as spam and my yahoo mail does the rest. But recently I got a spam mail claiming it was from "Hallmark", so guessing that some of my friends might have sent an e-Card to me. I clicked on the link, but after scanning the attachment the yahoo gave a clear notification of a virus in the attachment.

Thanks to the effective Norton Antivirus scanning, a virus download to my system was blocked and a catastrophe was averted.

Handle mails even more carefully.

World Consumer Rights Day - 15th March

Recently I went to a Aavin Milk shop, almost all Aavin shops have a variety of products like flavoured milk, ghee, milk packet, milk beda etc., my favourite is the tetra pack Aavin flavoured milk, in which I prefer chocolate flavour.

I asked for it, the shop employee gave me one with a straw, after drinking I asked for the price and he told me Rs.15, I was shocked to hear it because I had previously bought the same product from the same shop for Rs.10, I thought the price has increased, so checked the tetra pack, I was even more shocked, the MRP was only printed as Rs.12. Now I was sure I had given only Rs. 10 previously. I confronted the shop employee, asking him why he was charging Rs.3 more than the MRP, as I remembered having given only Rs.10 earlier. All of this conversation happened as I was taking my money out of my purse. Without any more word, he got the money from me, and charged me Rs.12.

Most probably the product was only to be sold at Rs.10, as he didn't provide me any…