Friday, April 18, 2008

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Flying Siddhar at Thiruvannamalai

I am not sure about the credibility of this video but my friend told about this incident some time in Feb. Though i could not believe even now but cannot rule as non-sense. See for yourself and decide.

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Pack your bags

April 10 2008 is a black day for hardworking, intelligent, focused class irrespective if you are FC or BC. Though the SC judgment has taken a middle part by introducing a fancy term called "creamy layer", will the implementation be an easy affair? As usual the creamy layer definition would be doctored, adultered and favor creamy idiots. I wonder, why should there be policy if it is virtually impossible to implement.

Where does India go from year? Personally, I feel pack your bags and leave India otherwise you are not giving fair chance to your future generations. Already in TN there is virtually no seat available for FC's looking to study MBBS. Now that reservation in IIT's and IIM's, FC's can forget studying in these institutes. What abt quality? Who cares?

Private institutes like BITS, XLRI, ISB etc would gain prominence. One would probably see spurt is good private institutes catering to hardworking, intelligent and focused class. But can poor study here? Only a decently earning family can think of these institutes. Education would become a thing of rich.

I am afraid more elections India or its states face, more sops like free colour TV, reservations, waiver of loans en all. Living in India is becoming dangerous, so pack up!!

Saturday, April 5, 2008

Recipe for a Marathoner

Got this fwd from Runners forum. Cool one for Tee as well

1 part Athlete
1 part Dedication
2 parts Sheer Will
2 parts Heart
Add a dash of Insanity (or 2)

Combine all ingredients and
Shake for 26.2 miles!

Repeat as often as necessary!

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Hyderabad International Airport has theme song.

I never knew there would be a theme song for buildings, railway station, theatres, beaches or airports. Apparently, Hyd’s newly build airport has one. Interesting part is that ARR has composed this theme song. List to this

I wonder why IPL has not roped ARR yet. Have they?

Arumbaagi Mutthhaayi Poovaay...

I have huge collection of IR's songs on my IPOD nano. This collection is my best companion during long runs. Best part is, get to hear those songs i have never heard before and with lot more involvement.

"Arumbaagi Mutthhaayi Poovaay" one such song i have never heard before but fell in love the moment i heard them. Sung by Thyagarajan and Susheela, "Arumbaagi..." Starts with beautiful flute piece, carried on by violin. Who can use flute and violin combo better than IR. Though the raga is Charukesi, has folk flair to it. Not sure who is the lyricist but he is not worth knowning here.

Listen to this song by clicking HERE

Another Charukesi from IR's list is "aadal kalaiyE" from film "Shri Ragavendra" sung by KJ. Keep a tab on the lyrics.

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Yoga to be made compulsory in TN

Atheist M Karunanidhi always dabbles with religion in some way, either supporting indirectly or going vehemently against Hinduism making tons of news. Of-late he seem to have mellowed down towards Hinduism otherwise how can one explain him sharing dias with Sai baba and Jaggi vasudev or not showing much interest in Kanchi Sankarachariyar's case ?

The latest goggly is making "Yoga" compulsory in TN schools. I am not debating if this idea is right but fluxed by the fact that Karunanidhi and TN govt going gaga over Yoga which is a complete USP of Hinduism. I wonder why DK, PMK or CPI is not protesting against this order.

One of reasons given by Education minister Thangam Thennarasu for making yoga compulsory is "Chief Minister M Karunanidhi himself is a regular practitioner of yoga and that is a secret of his good health". I learnt that Karuna learns yoga from "Krishnamacharya Yoga Mandram" run by Iyengars.

Don’t be surprised if Carnatic music is made compulsory. Music academy is just stone’s thrown away from Karunas house. He may like these soothing swaras as he gets older or who knows he probably has acquired a taste for this type of music giving up couple of mugs of beer.