Monday, 27 December 2010

Interview should not be to do with your job.

A person taking the interview represents the whole of the organisation. Now in India especially Bangalore, a person decided to move out of a company is getting different options. He would at least get five offer letters before he conclude to one. Salary, Nature of work, Status of the company, Employee benefits, possibility of exposure to technology and skills, Projects etc are some of the major factors that makes one to decide upon which company to join. But I believe that there is one main factor which actually makes a big impact. And that is the nothing but the person who takes the interview.
Technical people who take the interview shows how technical the company is.People who take HR and the soft skill rounds represents the company and should be having the capability to judge the person in such a way that they understands that if it is worth taking this person. Most of the times when technical interview is taken the task is to check if he would agree to the minimum salary. Hear itself the thing is going wrong. Why do you want someone to be take in a lowest possible salary to which he agrees at that time. Yes, this would certainly help the HR. But we are not taking him for HR but for the Project. Very soon hie would approach the Project and start taking about a better hike. And this would again create tension in the project. And soon he leaves the company. One thing what we forget is that. When you find the right candidate, you are actually not selecting him but showing a demo of your company in front of him so that he selects your company. The person who takes the interview should also feel for the company and take the interview. This could reduce a lot of attrition happening in the corporate world. To make this possible, there needs to be a direct benefit attached. If the person who is selected in the interview is performing good in the appraisals, the person who took his technical interview needs to be also appreciated. A person is staying long in the company needs to be certainly appreciated but at the same time the person who has taken his personal interview needs to be appreciated. In my company we have a concept of having two managers. one is the line manager and the other is staff manager. The line manager is the person to who you report to the the project. Staff manager is responsible for your growth. While taking the interview staff manager or in companies where you are attached to units. a representative who would be responsible for you throughout your carrier in the company should take the interview and see if he/ she is responsible and is worth taking the person to the company. and the person also should be showcasing that what the company is. It’s time to come out of the normal way of recruiting people for just doing your job. Most of the people do things so that their job is done. If asked to recruit people and increase headcount, we also needs to be responsible enough to take people who are going to fill in the gaps of the business coming in and not just to complete the job. People should not be just following the words as said but needs to think why is it said so. And you need to take decisions on your work which is good for your work. else we do not need such designated and educated people to do these jobs. If or job is just to obey orders then we could get people from anywhere. I remember an year before one of my friends sister came to attend the interview as a fresher. The friend of mine who I am referring to joined in the company as a graduate and continuously got good rating and is considered as one of the best employee in the Business unit. He was also awarded with the LORE award once and also got the best programmers award. He is one such person of who client is always happy and have never received any complaint on him from any one. Coming back to his sister. She got 79% in her engineering, and the cut off the company declared was 80%. She was not given a chance to write the exams. My friend requested for giving her a chance to write the entrance exam at least, and if she is proving herself then take her. His request was not considered. Now this in my view is a great mistake. The person who was not even thinking of changing the company, planed to change the company and resigned. he was offered high in another company We had to struggle hard and make lot of options to convince him to stay back. I was referring to this scenario to show how people needs to be flexible and take their own desertions. Now 79% is certainly a high score and will have no difference between a person getting 80% and 79%. Since there is a rule, people did not even think why that rule is made when rejecting her. Well if you would have given her a chance to write the test and if she fails in it, it was a different case. This is one of the actual employee benefits. Now it is also the family of the person who work for the company who cares for you. And this make a real branding which you can not get spending millions of dollars. One of my colleague told me a few days before, the branding that you could not get by givig thousands of rupees as monthly salary, was built in my home when I took home one packet of cashew which was given on Diwali. So start thinking out of the box. It is also the family which helps a person to take decisions.



Here I am forced to remember what Colin Powell said once. “You know the expression "it's easier to get forgiveness than permission?" Well, it's true. Good leaders don't wait for official blessing to try things out. They're prudent, not reckless. But they also realize a fact of life in most organizations: If you ask enough people for permission, you'll inevitably come up against someone who believes his job is to say "no." So the moral is, don't ask. I'm serious. In my own research with colleague Linda Mukai, we found that less effective middle managers endorsed the sentiment, "If I haven't explicitly been told 'yes,' I can't do it," whereas the good ones believed "If I haven't explicitly been told 'no,' I can." There's a world of difference between these two points of view.”

Now the choice is yours. think for the company until you are a part of it.

Thursday, 16 December 2010

Some insights into 2G Spectrum Scam

This is an email that I have got. from one of my friends.
Some insights into 2G Spectrum Scam (http://killcorruption.org/ )

Q. What is the 2G Spectrum Scam?
In 2008, the union government awarded pan India licenses and second generation telecom spectrum to 9 companies in 122 circles for offering mobile telephony services. These licenses were awarded in an arbitrary and non-transparent manner for a paltry sum of ` 1658 crores, which was the price discovered in 2001, when the teledensity was very low.

Q. Who are allegedly involved in the scam?
• Telecom Minister A.Raja
• Corporate Houses
• Government Officials
• Corporate Lobbyists
• Media Houses

Q. What is the amount of scam involved?
Based on the subsequent auction of airwaves for third generation (3G) services, which fetched nearly Rs. 63,000 crores, and that for broadband access, which fetched over Rs. 35,700 crores, the notional loss to the exchequer due to under pricing of 2G spectrum was estimated by the CAG to be a whopping Rs. 1,76,000 crores !!
Q. What does Rs 1.76 lakh crore mean to our nation?
• 4 Times the money used to build the golden quadrilateral connecting delhi, mumbai, chennai, kolkata - to improve our road connectivity and trigger economic growth.
• 30 lakh RTC buses - Could be a big boost for our defunct public transport.
• 11 crore buffaloes - Could improve our dairy sector
• 1868 Nagarjunsagar dams - Could vastly improve irrigation sector (No more need for loan waivers)
• 23 Shamshabad airports - Could improve the aviation sector big time.
• 25 Lakh Nursing homes - Could be a big boost of our disastrous health sector (India remains home to one-third of the world's undernourished children)
• 30 Lakhs Schools - Can go a long way in improving our literacy rate - 65%
• 35 Crore Computers - Could establish India as the IT capital of the world
• 504 Fighter Jets - Could strengthen our defense system in a big way.
Q. Can this money be recovered?
Yes. Under Section 23 and 24 of the Indian Contracts Act 1872, a contract becomes void if it is tainted with corruption. The government can cancel the current licenses and recover the lost money by fresh allocation of 2G spectrum through international competitive bidding after laying down transparent eligibility criteria in consultation with TRAI (Telecom Regulatory Authority of India).
Q. Did we ever recover such scam money previously?
Yes. In 2007, the Indian Army did not hesitate to scrap a $600 million-worth deal for 197 helicopters with Eurocopter, the world’s largest maker of civil and military helicopters (and a subsidiary of EADS, the European defence and aerospace group), following the Central Vigilance Commission (CVC)’s criticism of the bidding process and illegal use of middlemen, violative of the existing policy of prohibiting middlemen in military deals. The Army subsequently went in for a fresh and open bidding process.

Q. Do we have enough evidence to prove the scam?
There were many events leading to the day when the licenses were given...
• TRAI had recommended auctioning of spectrum at market rates.
• Raja ignored advice of TRAI, Law Ministry, Finance Ministry and even the PMO.
• Licenses issued on a first-come-first-served basis
• Cut-off date for applications advanced by a week
• Rules changed after the game had begun.
• One more clinching evidence is that the bidders were asked to give a bank guarantee of 1600 cr, and the time given to satisfy the clause - 45 mins. Its impossible for even the biggest of the corporate houses to arrange for such a huge money in just 45 mins. But, the successful bidders were able to provide the bank guarantee. If they did not had prior knowledge about the clause, how can they arrange for it? This proves clear favoritism.
Q. What should the government do?
As we discussed before, the immediate steps should be to recover the scam money by canceling the licenses and issue new licenses international competitive bidding. But there should be some long term measures to eradicate the menace of corruption from our country. A JPC or PAC as demanded by the opposition will not do any good .
• Enact a comprehensive anti-corruption law and create an Independent Anti-Corruption Commission (IACC). IACC set up in Hong Kong in 1974 reduced corruption within a few years. When it was first set up, wags referred to the ICAC as “I can accept cash”. However, the ICAC has worked, precisely because it is independent.
• Enact a Windfall Profits Tax law (on the lines of the UK law 1997), which will provide for stiff taxation of windfall profits earned by corporates in the exploitation of natural resources either because of monopoly or a change in the global economic environment. The companies that cornered the 2G spectrum licenses through questionable means and sold them within weeks for astronomical sums should be subjected to the proposed windfall profits tax. Such a law will also help tax the abnormal profits made in the mining and other sectors.
• Enact a False Claims Act (on the lines of the U.S. law). If the exchequer incurs any loss because of fraud or misrepresentation or violation of the due process as determined by an independent, competent authority, the guilty will have to pay a civil penalty equivalent to three to five times the loss sustained. The U.S. Government has collected over $24 billion from corporates under this Act.
Q. How can you help to stop this scam?
There are many ways you can help in recovering this scam..
• Sign online petition to Prime Minister of India (You took the pain to read this mail, spare 30 more secs and this is the least you can do for the future of our country)
• Email to Prime Minister of India ( manmohan@sansad.nic.in This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ; pmosb@nic.in This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it )
• Post a card to Prime Minister of India (The Prime Minister of India,
PMO Building, South Block,
Raisina Hill, New Delhi - 110101)
• Send one rupee money order to Prime Minister of India. The Money Order will cost Rs.2.25 (Re.1 + Re.1 as MO fee and Rs.0.25 for the MO form), and has the added advantage of someone in PMO having to acknowledge it.
• Join & Spread awareness about 'Cancel 2G Spectrum Licenses' Campaign on Facebook, Twitter and Orkut communities.
• Send this mail to all your friends, relatives and colleagues.
• Get involved in the various anti-corruption campaigns by any of the NGO within your reach.
After all this, most of you might be thinking that I am just an individual and I am not going to make a difference to the system. But, just recollect some of your history lessons -
"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed people can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has." -- Margaret Mead
There are many things that we cannot do individually or fight against the Government to punish the guilty. But there are some people who have taken their anger to the next level to clean the system and make INDIA a better place.
Let us at least give our supporting hand to the people who are ready to change the system/curb the corruption.
Please forward this mail to as much as INDIANS you know. Atleast you can make someone aware of this!

Sunday, 12 December 2010

An year full of fun and learning through Syntillations.

Election rolled out for Syntillations, the club of employees, last year and I nominated myself as a Special Interest Group Administrator(SIG). Kasibatla Bala approached me and said that there is a team which we are forming and if you would like to join in the group. I met the team and though that yes, I would go for itThe election result was declared. Unfortunately Kasibatla Bala did not make it, rest of all the candidates from our group won. I was the first one to be declared won in the election result announcement.

Nandu –President. . I was also approached by Benson and said that Reddy has also made a group and why don’t you join in his group. I said that I have already joined a group. Reddy is from PE-TP, the department I belong to. So even though I went for canvassing with Nandu’s team I voted for Reddy.
Nandu was  the appropriate person to hold the post of the president. He is social dedicated , true and faithful.  Without he being the president for this team there would have been many disputes. It was also not possible to handle so many things. He personally involved in each and every event happened in different departments.
Jagadeesan VP, was happy as this was the first functional Syntillations management committee formed in Chennai. He took care of the complete Chennai Syntillations activities and justified his role he has taken.
Sudheer – Tressure. We were together in the same project for the last five years. It was for him I filled the survey for the Syntillations elections, Since I could not nominate another person, he had to do it from his own PC. Since the survey was opened I nominated myself. He initially was planning to contest  in the election as the president. I told him to contest as the treasurer. He was the only one from Bangalore who stood for this post which is common for both the locations. He was so responsible for the last one year and spend money as if he is spending his own money. Many of the syntillations members had fought with him for not releasing funds on time. His theory is that if you release fund easily they will not spend smartly. He will also follow you until you claim for the funds that you have taken. Such a true person to handle fund. Without he taking care of the funds our team would not have done with these many events.
SIG – Me, Santhosh from Bangalore and Naarayan and Barani from Chennai
Santhosh was my partner in the canvassing as a Special Interest Group Administrator. One day one of my friends told me that there is another SIG candidate Ajay who approached her and asked vote. She said that she told him a big no and said that I need to vote for Joe. When said that there are two votes for SIG. She refused saying that I would only vote once because it gives more weight to Joe. Till them I had not thought of doing single vote. As Adam got the idea of eating the forbidden fruit from Eve, I too got this idea. Hence I did not vote for Santhosh, which I later regretted for. Not only that I have also told one of my colleague to vote only for me. Santhosh had given a right kind of support through out. He was also interested in the social service. Naarayan was another important person in the group who corrected the mistakes and also points out the mistakes with out fail. He is so talented and was an overall contributor in the group. Barani helped Naarayan in the SIG activities and made the clubs in Chennai. When it was taking time in making trekking club in Bangalore he went ahead and started it in Chennai. He was also behind the group 24 frames in Chennai.

Social Service - Niraagulan and Vinutha from Bangalore, Jigassa from Chennai
Social service is one of the most projected side of Syntillations to the rest of Logica. Niraagulan is the person who have contributed in all the departments of Syntillations. There would not be any member in the group who would have not got his help. His expertness in the Microsoft Office Sharepoint Service helped Syntillations to make a beautiful portal. I learned sharepoint with his support while creating the sites of SIG. He is a people’s person and would wanted to be with people. His help and contribution has played an important role in making many of the events successful. His group of friends who were the volunteers for most of the events played the role dedicatedly because of him for the smooth run of the programs. With out them it would not have reached people and also would not have the fresh and young feel. Some of them have got elected themselves to the new Syntillations team this year, and this too is because of Niraagulan. Syntillations helped him in his transformation to a responsible, matured man.
Vinutha is a strongly dedicated girl who would proactively follow up things what ever she does. One of the favorite team member of Nandu. Once she takes the responsibility in doing some thing then she takes the complete ownership. But she would also expect people not to interfere in her activities. She has justified her role as a social service ambassador. She was behind all the social service activities happened in Bangalore. Not only that she had done most of the things but also helped the CSR team of the company to project it to the rest of the Logica. She and Santhosh goes to a blind school and spend time with the people there.
Talent Managers- Thilak and Punitham from Bangalore, Santhosh from Chennai
Thilak is the person behind the curtain most of the big functions that happened. His dreams are big. His knowledge in the Light and sound, and his experience in the event management helped us in doing things easier. His connections in the event management world helped us to get things cheaper. Oscars, Malgudi days were all his dreams. Punitham was more on to the talent hunt in the company.
Sports Ambassidors – Venu and Alex from Bangalore, Beski and Raja from Chennai.
Venu is a nice friend and always supported me in many of my activities. His idea of bringing fitness to the employees, has brought many gyms and fitness centers to people. His different approach of bringing a festival of fitness for the whole week was one of his great successes. Even though I formed a club under SIG for runners, it was he who handled it. He is also a people’s person who has got lot of friends around him. One great quality in him which I noticed is that he never forgets to appreciate.
Alex is a celebrity in the company as he is the person who drives the cricket team. He is one such person who I have seen who is a complete sports person. He is also daring in giving he opinion to anyone. A nice person who loves people and loves the God.
Team was very nice.

I had a big challenge in front of me there was no trail left by my predecessors.
First I decided to spend some time on what all to do with the help of Niraagulan, I learned how to make use of sharepoint.
I made some clubs and was searching for the right people to administrate the club.

Wheels, a blog for the people who love there cars. Sony and Vinu took charge of the club.  This is one of the top 30 blogs in the whole of logica now. It brought free emission test once.
Bikers, a club for motorcyclists, Josin and Aby  administrated the club. Josin took charge of the club and administrated the club he have also made many posts and tips in the club for the encouragement of the members.
Runners., a club for runners it started with midnight marathon and have participated in may marathons Athreia and Reshmi are the Administrators of the club. They not only administrate but also goes for most of the runs in Bangalore.
Ecoriders, this is one of the favorite of my clubs because of the way it is administrated. Ratheesh Menon, a nice adventurous person who has got the fire in him. He not only helped me in making the club but also made me to buy one bicycle. We went for some rides in the Saturdays. He with the help of Mayank organized a workshop for the bicyclers. Took a group of 10 to Wayanad for a two day bicycling with the help of muddy boots. The club is very active and has got lot of members in it.  
Logowood/ 24 Frames:- this club is for the people who like movies this is later renamed to 24 frames. Barani added lot more to it. When Thilak’s dream came true there are now some 10 movies made by the Logica employees in the library. Raju is the administrator of the club.
Quiz people One day Sulfy called me and asked if I could help in forming a nice quiz team in logica through Syntillations. Hence the Quiz team was made. A very talented group of people. Soni and Vivek are the other administrators along with Sulfy in the club. Through this club teams were found to represent Logica in some of the corporate quiz championships. One day I and Nandu approached GBS Bindra, the global innovation director on his view on the club. He agreed to sponsor an ever rolling trophy in his name. It is called Inquizzit. I and Nandu spend around 6 hours in a shop to make the trophy. They have conducted many competitions in the company. The latest of there quiz master is Mustafa, a person who led Tostmasters in logica for many years.
Photologic It already existed in logica but was not with syntillations. Murthi and Krishna both of them have already brought this club to a certain height with around 400 people in the group. We approached them and asked them to come under the umbrella of Syntillations. They were happy on the way I convinced them with the proposals. The club has monthly competitions. There is also a forum where we could post pictures and some one would give feedback on it. Murthy brough his friend Kalyan Verma from National Geographic to take a session which was highly informative.
Trekking Even though this club was made there were lot of hiccups in starting the activity because we could not find right people for administrating the club. Then santhosh took the responsibility and facilitated few trekking. We have also found two young people as the administrators of the club.
Great Patents Club. One of the most beautiful club, We had the idea of making this but had always things which stopped. A starting point was missing. This is when Prabod Sirur came to us saying that he has written a book on multiple intelligence, he said he would like to give a presentation to the people through syntillations. We were happy to hear and invited him to give his presentation in the induction to the new joiners along with Syntillations. Inspired from his presentation, Great Parents Club was formed. The right candidates to administrate the club were also found. Yesh Save and Mukesh Rijhwani. They are bringing this club to heights now.

There were many programs organized by syntillations. Horse riding, Biryaniday, lunch, republic day celebrations, independence day celebrations. Mushtache competition, ethnic wear, IT lab in yemlur school, Talent hunts, Logica Oscars, Sports and games, Blood donation camps. I am proud that I am the one who introduced a mustache completion in Logica which had a huge number of response, where we conducted it along with ethnic day and independence day celebrations.


One big failure was one of the birayni day where the chicken brought was rotten. And people had to leave hungry. A vary sad and tensed day. This is the day we realized that even if people do not appreciate for a good thing that you do, they would not spare you if you are responsible for one mistake happened.
We also celebrated most of the religious and cultural functions. Dillan and Rajesh Taiyil made the Onam a success where I remember Sulfy and Anne was making the floral decoration in the night. With the help of so many people. Dandiya day, Diwali celebration, Ramadan celebration with Biryani was one of the tasteful day, here I can not afford to forget Abdul who is one such person who has got the good heart who really helped our team in many difficulties. Avinash, Swami, Teresa, Joseph Anthony are some of the other people who helped us in the difficult situations.
I also got chance to bring a nice relationship with the yemlur village and Logica. Thanks to Srinivas and his friends who supported us and also JP and his friends for there help.
I would like to thank all my friends who supported us in this tenure including Previn Ravi, Bhupinder, people from Training department, admin team corporate communications for all there support.
The greatest support I got was from my project. I would like to thank Rajesh and Asit for the liberty they gave me in the project so that I had got enough time in working for syntillations. To the last I would ask a sorry to my wife and my child for not spending enough time with them last year. It was not at all possible for me without my wifes support.

Tuesday, 7 December 2010

Baba Balia, a spiritual leader form orissa.

I personally do not believe in any religion or any of the gods that any religion shows me. But I believe in god, and I also have a strong believe that I am one of those who are the true believers of god. I am not in one of those who believe that god requires money, time, flowers, or loud prayers through a speaker. Having said that I also respect all the relegions and all the believes that people have.
A few days ago I went for a housewarming function were I was introduced to a Baba he is "Pujya Pujaka Baba Baliaji Maharaj" (Tirtol Orissa, Jagannath Dham) is a socio-religious reformer, who spread out the marvelous essence of spiritual power, divinity, abstract devotion, unfathomable wisdom, universal love, sympathy & compassion into the hearts of billions across and Orissa and other remote corners of our country.
My friend Chitharanjan Naik is a devotee of him and brought him from Orissa to Bangalore for his house warmig function. It was nice to know about him. he met people who came for the function and blessed them. I took some of his pictures. Then I thought of reading more about him. It is not unusual in India. India always had lot of spiritual leaders. Some stay local to the society, but some of them are famous across the state sometimes across the nation. There are also spiritual leaders from India who are recognised accross the globe.
The ideology, teachings & messages of SRIMAD BABA BALIA are much appropriate at the present time. He has highest regard, recognition & adoration for all religions, incarnations, great mentors & saints. His mission of life is to work for the harmony among all religions by practicing the ideals of SRIMAD BHAGABAT GEETA.
Srimad Baba’s contribution and dedication to enrich the spiritual and moral values of human being is beyond measure. Srimad Baba’s spiritual discourses in very clear, sweet, meaningful words have brought a revolution in the field of religion. The various theories, principles and methods described in complicated manner in the great epics and religious books like Srimad Bhagabat Geeta, the Ramayan, the Mahabharat, the Veda, Upanishad are explained by Srimad Baba to the common audiences in very logical, intelligible and comprehensive terms for practical application in their day to day life.
In all his spiritual discourses Baba appeals to the audience to make the best of their efforts to promote true love, affection, confidence, compassion, regards and respect among the family members to take up the noble familial, tradition and to strengthen the unbreakable familial bondage which will ultimately turn the family into a ‘BAIKUNTHA’ the abode of the Great Bishnu or in other words the abode of heavenly peace and happiness. Baba points out that a family being the primary unit of a nation, meets with such a pitiable fate that the foundation of the whole nation will be weak and shaky, loosing its solidarity, unity and integrity and at last will grope in the darkness of despair, diffidence, destitution, violence militancy and cold war. When these will spread over the whole world, human race, the best of the creation will be awfully and mercilessly deprived of its stable existence.

Monday, 6 December 2010

OBL feedback @ value lanes

Most of the people had a very pleasant experience with the out bound learning (OBL) conducted individuals have felt that there is no replacement for such programs because of the output they have in their own professional life and in the team. It was full of enjoyment and fun we had there and it was too late when we realized that we have learned lots of things.

Most of us felt that the learning was more stable throughout the programs where we got involved and self realization learning curve was high which we realized after all the fun we had.
o Highest weightage is on the realization that the contribution of each individual is important in the team.
o The teamwork would make things simpler and understanding other team members and accepting them as they are is another learning.
o the practices that need to be followed to come up as a team and deliver the quality output on time. The individual effort that we need to put in for that by being a good team player, proactive, good listener, owning up individual responsibilities, committed towards the project and the work you do.
o The importance of proactive planning before execution of the task and understanding the work up to lower level of granularity which is being supposed to done, can help you to get a quality work on time.
o To follow a process which is already proven and to Learn from past experiences helps in avoiding mistakes. At the same time if there is enough time to do an experiment think out of the box and look for alternate ways.
o How so ever confident we are in the process that we follow it is better to have an alternate way as a backup plan .
o Be transparent to both the ends so that it is easy for them also to have alternate plans and advises
o In critical situations have patience and do not panic, blame but help each others to handle the stress.
o To know each other and to build up a better relationship with each members, understanding the strengths of the individuals at some time also to evaluate some of the members.
o It was brought to light that how some one can be responsible when a responsibility is given, and how he can lead others too.
o A self realization on the weakness and the strengths is an added learning. The importance of asking for help when needed and proactively giving when you realize another needs is a great culture in building a confident and strong team which increases the bounding between the team members.
o The most amazing learning is the knowledge of understanding that how much faith and confidence another person has kept on yourself.
o Listen to others, do not interrupt them and once done provide your open comments. Do not comment for the reason to comment. Give ideas and guide the team if you think you can

The Good Points which we got from the OBL should certainly be taken in to the daily work and the action needs to be taken to improve further
o We were Excellent as a team and should not allow any situation to spoil the team sprit we have. We were open in helping each other this needs to be improved within the team members.
o Better the relationship is the stronger the team is and also the quality of the delivery. This also helped in the personal and professional growth of each individual.
o The opportunity given to take the responsibility was openly taken, which should be improved and there needs to be more and more opportunity and responsibility given to the team.
o One of the greatest strengths we carries was that most of us did not had egos, this needs to be carried forward in the team so that the openness and success follows.
o Smaller or bigger, good or bad the feedback given to on time, helped people to analyze their own experience/faults, giving better results in future.
o Understanding of individuals strength, interest and specialization helped in a better planning this could be taken in real life where they would be doing things of their interest than a job which is assigned.
o If you feel that there is a problem in the system show it then and there and start the process then. Once the process is started we need to agree to the common goal and should not be taking a step back. This could lead to a complete collapsing of the system.
o We have shown great degree of dedication, team work in performing on the job this needs to be brought to the daily work. Show your complete skill/talent. Don’t wait until someone points that.

Most of us felt that there are also some area for improvements this need to be considered and action on these needs to be taken to make the team a better one.
o Building up the personal willingness in giving more importance to the quality of work delivered. It needs to be every individuals responsibility to understand and follow the quality processes.
o Time Estimation is one of the areas which we need to work on. Dividing the tasks and getting individuals involved in understanding from everyone on their task is important. Should not estimate for someone else as he is the one who supposed to do it.
o We have a good knowledge as a individual but not as a team we should have a right way of knowledge sharing to build a strong team. This is possible with improving communication system within team, and discussions on the projects to other team members and to the people who are handling other projects. There could be some person in the team who has done it before or is an expert in the area.
o Losing the temper when you see someone doing things which is in an unexpected way for you is to be reduced. Every individual needs to accept the other person as he is and needs to practice to keep this work. This could be also improved with a better communication and being open to each other. Be true to yourself and be open.
o Patience, if something is not going right, have patience and think for an alternative. Don’t try to deliver it in hurry.
o An analysis on “why such great dedication by each person” is important. It was more of proving themselves when given a task. There comes the responsibility and the willingness to dedicate every individual to the final goal which is the completion of the task as a team. Never give up, an attitude coupled with more planning and co-ordination could help make the job successful

Monday, 29 November 2010

To make you go slow I break your spine

40 humps in 6 kilometers. Yes I am talking about the Harlur road which connects Hosur Road Near Singasandra to Sarjapur road near the outer ring road. Most of the humps in this road are illegal ones and are against the standards. Most of the cars will have to scratch its bottom on most of the humps. It is also called as a spine breaker by the medical experts. As per them. It is a big danger to the motorcyclists.
The actual speed breaker needs to be constructed only with the following specification.

Most importantly a driver needs to be notified that there is a speed breaker on the way with a signal and also by differentiating it with a different colors. There is a lot of accidents happening in this road when people tries to avoid speed breakers and move through the sides of it. Some department felt that there needs to be some action that needs to be taken and have drawn yellow zebra crossing. On all the humps.

It says something like this to me. You go fast and break your head, to make you go slow I break your spine. Choice is yours.



Wednesday, 17 November 2010

Dead body found in Bellundur Lake

Bellandur Lake (or Bellandur Kere) is a lake which lies to the southeast of the city of Bangalore, and is the largest lake in the city. It is a part of Bellandur drainage system that drains the southern and the southeastern parts of the city. The lake is a receptor from three chains of lakes upstream, and has a catchment area of about 148 square kilometres (37,000 acres). Water from this lake flows further east to the Varthur Lake, from where it flows down the plateau and eventually into the Pinakani river basin. It is currently highly polluted with sewage. the cost of maintain will come approx. to some 100 of crores the cost includes desilting, strengthening of bund and beautification.

361.3 hectare
Length- 3.6 KM
Breadth- 1.4 KM
Shore line- 2.7 KM
Water depth - 6 feet
There is a road through the shore of the lake which was earlier a bund between the lake and the field, which connects Bebllendur and Yemlur villages. I have been using this road to go to office for the past five years. Recently this road is tared and both the sides of the road has been fenced. This had increased the traffic But some portion of the road is still open and not fenced. Yesterday morning when I went to fooce on the way I could see that the police and the fire forece searching in the lake and there was a car white colour taken out of the lake. There were two boys who were fully drenched in mud. When I enquired they said that there is aperson missing. Today morning decan herald reported that the boy is still missing. While coming to office I saw that there is croud again in the same place where the boys hand is popped out of the mud.

Friends in a daze, police baffled Bangalore, Nov 17, DHNS

Both the police and fire personnel are baffled over the disappearance of Aditya, an young engineer, while travelling atop a car on Wednesday morning.
Five young men, all engineers, who were travelling on Yamlur tank bund lost control of their car and plunged into the lake. Four escaped unhurt while Aditya is still missing.
Aditya could not have fallen to the left of the road as there is a barricade and the only possibility is that he might have sunk in the slush in the tank.
At the Airport traffic police station, Vinod and Kishore were sitting dazed. Mohith joined them later and tried his best to unravel the story.
The police inspector took him to the car and asked him to show how exactly Aditya was travelling on top of the car. Meanwhile, a constable climbed the car and tried to position himself on the parked vehicle. Searching for words, Mohith could only mutter say: 'Sir, I can only say he was travelling seated on the top.”
The friends searched almost all the hospitals in the City on Wednesday, thinking that Aditya might have slipped and fallen on the road and someone might have taken him to hospital. But in vain. “Aditya is a very positive and hyperactive person. I am confident that even if he was stuck in the lake, he will wriggle out and meet us to tell the tale,” said Mohith.
Aditya’s parents were inconsolable. From early morning, they were glued to the earthmover which was digging out the weeds, in search of Aditya, who has gone missing.
Only child
Vishwanth, Aditya’s father told Deccan Herald: “Aditya is my eldest child and only son. My daughter is still young.”
After completing his PUC in KLE, Aditya went on to become an engineer. He has also appeared for the MBA entrance exam. The family is from Andhra Pradesh and came to the City long ago.
Till late in the evening, police were struggling to collect details of Sowmya and her whereabouts, since her statements are crucial for the case. Traffic cops were contemplating to file a missing complaint with the HAL police station.

Sunday, 14 November 2010

God's hand while driving.

The person who taught me driving was George Thomas, a friend of mine in Bangalore. When I took my car for the first time with him, I had to take it to the reverse direction. He was not happy with that and told me, if it is in the reverse gear that you need to go while starting the car, then you first move the gear to the first and take the vehicle a little to the front and then take it to the reverse gear. I kept it a practice to do the same as part of the prayer. I also say "God save me", when I start the car. I have also seen most of the people in India doing this.
But some times I wonder then why would there be an accidents on the roads if they had started there vehicles after prayers. And this was disturbing me for a while.
It was Diwali and my in laws were invited to Bangalore to celebrate it with us. We booked a bus for him to Trichy on the Sunday after the Diwali. It was from Bommanahalli by 1:00 pm. we mistook it as 1:45 and reached there by 1:30 just to find that the bus has already left. One of the staff told us to try to get it from Hosur as the bus started 10 minutes ago. Since it was a multi axial Volvo it speeds very fast and was almost impossible to get the bus. I tryed to take a chance and speed to Hosur. It was raining heavily. Visibility was almost 30% the fastest wipe of the wiper couldn't wipe away all the water from the glass of my car. The cyclone was entering the land in between Chennai and Nellore.
I had taken my car today also after the prayer. While speeding the car a call from my inside is telling me that it is not safe to drive fast. While crossing one of the flyovers I could see an LED electronic hanging board displaying "Wet Road, Drive Slow". I knew what it meant and completely agreed to it, but I had to catch the bus in Hosur. I was driving in a speed of 120 KM/H. While crossing Naarayana Hrudayalaya Hospital, I could see a luggage Autoriksha crossing the road from the other side. I could see the blue colour of the vehicle partially through the water.  I pressed the break with all the force and held the steering with all my strength so that my car will not skid. I could see my child and my wife sitting next to me. The car was moving in the same speed by the tyres were not rotating. It skid for the next 50 meters. I could see that the auto moving to the other half of my car where my wife and my child were sitting. there was no escape but to hit it. I was sure that it was going to hit. I could not change the direction of the car while the car is under applied break, as there is no ABS in the car. But my inner will and cautiousness was not at all worried. I was holding complete confidence from inside. and was not at all disturbed. One meter from the Autoriksha, Streering automatically turned to the left and changed the direction of the car. It hurt my hand, as I was holding it so tight, at the angle of my hand. All of a sudden we made a narrow escape. My wife thought that I did a master technique to escape. My father in law who is an expert driver with out knowing anything told me that I should avoid these kind of people, who does not respect traffic rules. He thought that I was teasing the autoriksha driver and showing that I was going to hit him. When I said that "No, I was standing on the break, and trying to stop it", he got scared. there was no streaking sound from the road as the road was completely  wet. My wife she noticed that I was applying the break and with and expert twist I saved the life and appreciated me. And to her I said, "Yes, I had applied the break, which did not work, and was holding the steering tight so the car would not skid, but I did not change the direction. It was the God.".  It was the hand of the God to who I pray who changed the direction of the car, I told myself." 

Wednesday, 3 November 2010

I am my fathers child

Claire handling Royal Enfield on the move. I drop her to her crush, everyday morning. She started sitting in front of the bullet. She wanted to handle the handle too. She concentrates on the road and the traffice while riding.
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Wednesday, 6 October 2010

When you are demotivated

I am a person who thinks with the heart first and then with my mind. This is one of the reason why people close to me likes me. But this sometimes demotivate me when someone intentionally tries to trouble me. I feel people funny when they tries to cheat me. When I do things with big hope taking time out of my personal time and do something for the public, and at this time someone deliberately tries to create problem for me I gets really irritated. And this demotivates me.

A small story will give a strong pillar this thought. There is a drainage in front of my apartment on the side of the road. It was dirty and the rain water was not flowing as there was a blockage in it. The side of the road was also full of bushes. Around one fourth of the road was not utilized because of the bushes and the thons on it. I and some of my friends thought that we should clean it and started cleaning it. While we were cleaning some of the local people helped us in getting some tools. People started liking us. We also used to help the local people in different things. Some came to us for translating some documents and some came to us for filling some applications. Where some came to us to get some help for using the electronic electricity bill payment.

Hear I would like to introduce you to a person. He is the local politician, the municipal coporator , He wears a white dress all the time and always tries to show himself as everything and wanted to show that he is right. He wanted people to go to him and stand in front of him and treat him as an important person. He seems to notice we getting involved in things and did not like it. When he was told about us by one of the person who we helped, he intern told him that whatever these guys are doing are against the law. And whenever possible he used to create problems. One day we got some cement mix from one of the builders. They were taking it to dump it in a waste area. We talked to the truck driver and told him that any way you are going to dump it why don’t you give it to us. We would use it to fill the gap in the side of the road. He agreed. By now a guy from the panchayath called us. I heard that you are going to concreate the road. We said no, we are just going to fill the gaps. He said stopped us and told that you need to get the permission from municipal coporator for this. We went to him then he agreed with lot of constraints. He said you should not dump it anywhere. It has to be taken in smaller pots and taken to the places. We managed to do half the job and by then the truck driver said he is already late and took the rest of it and dumped it in the waste.

In another occasion when we were doing the cleaning of the road. He came and said that you should not be using the road in the busy hours for cleaning. He then send a complaint to the Police station saying that we were blocking the road in the busy hours, he said he would not be responsible if anything goes wrong. But we were actually cleaning the bushes, where people would not even come near. Next time onwards we thought we would ask permission from him and do things. But then he started finding faults in each and every thing we wanted to do. People who work in his office clearly told us that there is clear instruction from him not to allow us to do anything without his concern.

My Father Adv. Joseph Koyippally
One day I was taking the waste from my home to the municipal waste bin. A municipal cleaning man standing there suddenly turns and tells me” Sir you can not put bushes in to this waste bin. This is for the wastes from the houses. I understood why he behaves so and told him that I too live here and this is the waste from my home.

These kind of things when happen in life you loose faith in doing something for the society. But what my father taught me helps me to get myself motivated and I continue hearing my heart. My father, when I had done with my graduation got me next to him and told me, ”Do not worry when people turn against you, we live in the same world where Jesus himself was crucified. Do things so that I would get chance to tell this world that, you are my son and I am proud of him.” And he continued. “I have seen our nation before independence. I always loved my Nation and was always willing to do anything for it. I am getting old. Now you take care of my nation.”

Friday, 24 September 2010

Fitness Festival

At logica we celebrated Fitness Festival.
A mass Arobics from Naren and group. and around so many employees doing it. Had great fun

Sunday, 19 September 2010

How to Get a Stuck Car Free of Mud

Getting stuck in the snow can be a colossal headache. Everyone's first instinct is to do exactly what should never be done. You'll want to turn the wheel or to gun the motor for more power. Both of these things will get you stuck in deeper. To get out of a jam in your car, follow these instructions.
Don't rock your car back and forth more than 10 or 12 times, tops. You will ruin your transmission.



•1 Be prepared ahead of time. Keep a bag of kitty litter in the car for traction. It helps a lot in snow or ice.
•2 Use whatever you can find if you have no kitty litter. Tree branches are great for traction--just make sure that you aren't tearing up someone's property to get them. You can also use pieces of old carpeting, or your own car mats if you're really desperate. Sand, gravel or sandpaper will also work.
•3 If you have front-wheel drive, put the branches, litter or whatever you're using for traction under those tires. For a car with four-wheel drive, put them in the front first and then, if you have enough, put them in the back, too.
•4 Point the car wheel straight and try to rock the car. Move from reverse to drive quickly. If that doesn't work after eight or 10 times, give it up. You'll dig yourself in deeper if you keep it up too long, and you can ruin your transmission.
•5 Try to let just a little air out of the tires. That way they can grab a little more traction sometimes. Make sure that you don't forget to put air in again as soon as you can, though.
•6 Find branches and lay them in front of the tires and behind the tires. This is not always possible, but if you are near woods it can be a great last resort.

People who helped us while our car got stuck in mud in the middle of a forest.

Our car got stuck in mud in a road in the middle of the forest. The people in the picture helped us out. They did not even hesitate to help. The small boy in the pink shirt saw us and brought the rest of the people. the man in blue t-shirt is from Kottayam and is taking care of an estate, "Merry Land Estate". The estate belongs to a person in Pulinkunnu. They brought some tools and logs and helped us to pull the car out of mud. It was showing the real love of human to another. This is something which we now see missing in the city life. They did not mind making their hand and dress dirty for a strangers family.  

Sunday, 12 September 2010

Festiwal of Unity Ganesh Chaturthi

It was Ganesh Chathurthy festiwal, and we celebrated it as the festiwal of unity in Logica. We gave away Kozhakatta  a typical sweet made for ganesh chathurthy. Ganesh Chaturthi or "Vinayak Chaturthi" is one of the major traditional festivals celebrated by the Hindu community. It is observed in the Hindu calendar month of Bhadrapada, starting on the shukla chaturthi (fourth day of the waxing moon period). Typically the day falls sometime between August 20 and September 15. The festival lasts for 10 days, ending on Ananta Chaturdashi, and is traditionally celebrated as the birthday of Lord Ganesha.
According to Hindu mythology, Lord Ganesha is the son of Shiva (The God of Destruction in the Hindu Holy Trinity of Creator-Preserver-Destroyer) and Parvati (Shiva’s consort). The cutest and most lovable Indian God, Ganesha or Ganpati has the head of an elephant on which rests an elegant tiara, four podgy hands joined to a sizeable belly with each hand holding its own symbolic object - a trishul or a trident in one, an ankush or goad (made from his very own broken tooth) in another, a lotus in the third and a rosary (which is sometimes replaced by modaks, his favourite sweet) in the fourth. Revered as the deity of auspiciousness and wisdom, Lord Ganesha is also famous for being a trickster and for his profound sense of humour.
It is believed that Lord Ganesh was born on a fourth day (chaturthi) of the bright fortnight of the Hindu lunar month of Magh. Since then, an association between Ganesh and chaturthi has been established. Thus the festival dedicated to the worship of Lord Ganesha on this chaturthi day is named as Ganesh Chaturthi. There were some games organised by Syntillations. The team above is the winning team of tug of war game organised.
The strongest teams even broke the rope once. Josin and team challenging Venu's winning team.


Wednesday, 8 September 2010

My Grandmother Mariyamma Chacko Chakkalathara. turned 90

When the schools closes for the long vacations, me and my sister we always wanted someone from my mother’s house to come and take us to My grandmother house. She used to stay in a place called Kainakari in Alappuzha district. the only mode of transport to this place was boat at that service. We used to go in the government boat and then a small stretch we need to cover in a rowing boat (kadathu vallam). then for around half a kilometer we will have to reach Chakkalathara family house. The house is in a peninsula where the vattakayal in the front and two small canals on both the sides of the property. to reach the house from either side we need to walk on one of the one feet wide bridge, a bridge made of one single wooden block.(ottathadi palam).
There were lots of mango trees in different verities near the house. and we used to pluck , eat lots of mangoes in this period. any dish that she prepares was tasty. In such vacations I used to get Avalose unda, a sweet made of rice, with coffee in the evenigns from her. Now she is staying with her grandson in Trisure district. She was married to a farmer (my grandfather, Chackochan Chakkalathara, who owned around 100 para paddy field and 50 acres of rubber plantation at the age of 15.
But both of them lived a very simple life.
They have six children out of which my mother is the eldest, my mother had two brothers and three sisters. The last 22nd of Aug, me my mother, my brother, my wife and my child went to see her in Trichure.
She has just turnd 90. a few months back. She felt very happy seeing all of us. When we were about to go and asked her permission to go, she said. "Alright, would you stay back if I ask you to"? I could actually see that she is missing all her children and grand children. It was not that easy for her now. with age she feels that it is important to see children and her grand children. She is one of the most loving person I have ever seen. My father the first person I love in the world loves her like his own mother. He has told this many times to us. She now lives with the help of a walking stick.

Saturday, 4 September 2010

Want to keep track of your Husband Google latitude.

Google has introdused Google latitude. If we enable Google Location History then it will show you where you were in each time. another creatieve innovation of Google.
https://www.google.com/latitude

Thursday, 2 September 2010

The Best Joke I ever heard.

Sardars, the most loved people in this world, who always bring a smile to the face. No offence intended.


A Gujarati, a Madrasi and a Sardar were doing construction work on scaffolding on the 20th floor of a building. They were having lunch and the Gujju opened his lunch box & said, "Dhokla ! If I get dhokla one more time for lunch, I'm going to jump off this building." The Madrasi opened his lunch box and exclaimed, "Idli
Sambhar again! If I get idli sambhar one more time I'm going to jump off too." The Sardar opened his lunch and said, "Parontha again! If I get a parontha one more time, I'm jumping too."

The next day, the Gujju opened his lunch box, saw dhokla, and jumped to his death. The Madrasi opened his lunch, saw idli sambhar, and jumped, too. The sardaar opened his lunch, saw the parontha and jumped to his death as well.
At the funeral, Gujju's wife was weeping. She said, "If I'd known how really tired he was of dhokla, I never would have given it to him again!" The Madrasi's wife also wept and said, "I could have given him dosa! I didn't realize he hated idli sambhar so much."

Everyone turned and stared at the Sardar's wife. The Sardar's wife said, "Don't look at me. He makes his own lunch."

Tuesday, 31 August 2010

Google TiSP and GFlush :) Wonderful Google.

Google is one of the leaders in innovation. The recent one is TiSP(http://www.google.com/tisp/)
Google TiSP (BETA) is a fully functional, end-to-end system that provides in-home wireless access by connecting your commode-based TiSP wireless router to one of thousands of TiSP Access Nodes via fiber-optic cable strung through your local municipal sewage lines.
  
And no one would have actually thought of patenting the technique of Flushing the Toilet :)
"Grasp both ends of the spindle firmly while a friend or loved one flushes, thus activating the patented GFlush™ system, which sends the weighted cable surfing through the plumbing system to one of the thousands of TiSP Access Nodes."  Google it just think differently.

Friday, 27 August 2010

Onam Celebration 2010

We were doing the announcement of potluck that is happening in the office for the independence day celebrations. Saneesh approached me and asked me if we are also calling for the Onam celebrations. We Syntillations team when ever tried to do some religious or cultural celebration of one particular group of people then there was always an objection from some one or the other saying that the previous team has not done this because of some issues. Keeping this in mind I told him that let me discuss with the team and get back to you. Saneesh again said that he has got some contact of a person who prepares “Adapradaman”, a porridge made in Kerala, and would give his contact. Since I too am from Kerala, I actually did not wanted to comment on it or propose it. But Nandu who overheard the conversation immediately responded saying. Yes, we can do it. He then told me that let’s call him and get the details.
I then asked Saneesh to contact him and get the details. On the same day in the evening Vimal and Dilan found me on the way and made a proposal of giving banana chips and “Sarkaravarati” to all the employees, by collecting money from the malayalies who are interested in it. I liked the proposal and said that I will send a mail to all the malayalees I know and let them cascade. I checked with Nandu and he said that we could do this also from syntillations. I told him that this is the happiness that the people wanted to share to the rest of the people, and it is not about the money. He was convinced. I then told them that if the ends are not meeting then we can get the help of syntillations. I send mail to a few people and it went on cascading. The mail also had a survey. We got response from 143 people.
Then there was also an Athapookalam in front of Logica designed by Previn, drawn by Sulfy and decorated by Anee, Sruthi and team. It was also a nice one. It took 4 hours to complete it.
Then came a proposal from Nandu about making a nair’s tea shop in the cafeteria. Rajesh Thayial helped in arranging the tea master and the accessories for the shop. Previn Named it as Chandran’s chayakada. Josin brought banana and hung it in front of the shop. Which gave a perfect look. There was also a glass almara in which there was some pazham pori and puttu in it.
All together it was just amaizing.



Thursday, 26 August 2010

ID celebration 2010 @ logica.

Independence day celebration this year was wonderful. I did not expect people to react to the national spirit in this level. From Syntillations we initiated the celebration in the cultural ways. We called for a pot luck party and went around in all the floors and told that this is as part of the Indian independence day celebration and asked people to feel that spirit. There was also a mustache competition and mehandi completion. Adding color to it we also called for the ethnic wear. It was absolutely amazing, to see people enjoying the celebration from the core of their heart.
On the 15th of Aug Promod Fernandes, the Director HR, hosted the flag. And many employees along with their families came to see and celebrate the same. Also gave away medals to security guards for their service excellence.

Thursday, 5 August 2010

Syntillations, Logica

Logica strongly supports a club for employees called ‘Syntillations,’ which facilitates employee’s interests in sports, cultural and social activities and organizes get-togethers as well. This ensures that employees’ morale is high with avenues to explore interests, outside of the day-to-day work, like sports competitions, social service activities, special interest groups (trekking, biking and mountaineering), cultural events, etc.
 
Syntillations helps employees to interact with others having similar interests which would not be possible otherwise. It helps people move out of their comfort zone, as they often tend to work within their own teams and projects. Employees look forward to programs and initiatives organized by the club. Such network enhances the feel-good factor in employees and helps them bond with their colleagues and the organization.
 
Under Syntillations there are different wings namely Social Service, Sports, Talent, and Special Interest. 
Since I am one of the elected Special interested group members of Syntillations. I with the help of other SIG Admin Santhosh brought an existing club called Photologic under Syntillations and formed other five clubs This club was formed by Krishnan and Venkatesh. 
  • Wheels, for four wheel drivers (Sony Abraham and Vinu Padmanabhan helped me in this)
  • ecoriders for the bicycle riders( Ratheesh Menon helped me to make this club)
  • Bikers for the motor cycle riders 
  • Parents club (Mukesh Rijhwani helped me to make this) 
  • Logica Trekking club (Bharani implemented this idea) 
  • QuizPeople(Sulfy Salim brought the idea and helped to make it)
It would not have been possible with out the support of Nandakumar, the president of Syntillations and Santhosh Kumar

Thursday, 22 July 2010

My Time's UP?

A 54 year old woman had a heart attack and was taken to the hospital. While on the operating table she had a near death experience.
Seeing God she asked "Is my time up?"
God said, "No, you have another 43 years, 2 months and 8 days to live."
Upon recovery, the woman decided to stay in the hospital and have a face-lift, liposuction, breast implants and a tummy tuck. She even had someone come in and change her hair color and brighten her teeth!
Since she had so much more time to live, she figured she might as well make the most of it. After her last operation, she was released from the hospital. While crossing the street on her way home, she was killed by an ambulance.
Arriving in front of God, she demanded, "I thought you said I had another 43 years.
Why didn't you pull me from out of the path of the ambulance?"
(You'll love this)
God replied:  "I didn't recognize you!"

Sunday, 18 July 2010

Challenging the age, Narayan Reddy

Narayan Reddy, the milk man in our apartment is 83 years old. But he looks very less. He collects milk coupons from each door by 11:30 in the night and supplies milk according to that by 5:30 in the morning. He is not only a milk man but also supplies drinking water in 25 liter barrel to the houses. If there is a failure in the electricity supply we can see he lifting it on his shoulder and climbing the stairs. He also have put up a small fruit shop in front of the apartment. There was a health check up in Logica arranged by Syntillations to all the employees. It was found that around 80% of the people are having more than deserved cholesterol level. And around 20% of the people are under medication. Now look at these people they are of the age group less than 50. In the world where people have reduced physical work, he is an example for leading a healthy life even at this age. His habits and his willingness to do physical work is helping him to lead a perfect physical life. But you ask him his age he would say with a smile, “ Nanage naluvathu varsha, ashte sir”(I am only fourty sir).

Wednesday, 14 July 2010

My Birthday on July 10 2010

My birthday is on July 10th. This year I got chance to cut three cakes. It’s a great feeling when you see people coming and wishing you on your birthday. It gave me a feeling at least that these many people are happy that I exist. And they are happy to share the happiness. At home with my wife and my child and with a family friend. At office with the office mates and the colleagues. But this year I was lucky to cut a cake with my friends in Syntillations. Most of the Syntillations members were there, and the volunteers of Syntillations. There were also some of the administrators of the SIG clubs. I had to stay there without making a move when they decorated my face with the cream of the cake. I felt very happy. Thanks to both the cakes. One arranged by Niraagulan Murugan and the other by Sruthi Kottaparambath. I could see the love they have when they were arranging the cake. And thank you once again to all the people who decorated me with the cakes cream. Nandu especially who did a nice artwork on my face J . Also thanks to all those people who came for the cake cutting.

To all the parents who scold their children

One of my favorite post in my brothers Blog.

To those of us who have children in our lives, whether they are our own, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, or students...
Here is something to make you chuckle.
Whenever your children are out of control, you can take comfort from the thought that even God's omnipotence did not extend to His own children.
After creating heaven and earth, God created Adam and Eve. And the first thing he said was 'DON'T !'
'Don't what? ‘Adam replied.
'Don't eat the forbidden fruit.' God said.
'Forbidden fruit?
We have forbidden fruit? Hey Eve... we have forbidden fruit! '
‘No Way! '
'Yes way!'
'Do NOT eat the fruit! ‘said God.
‘Why? '
'Because I am your Father and I said so! ‘God replied, wondering why He hadn't stopped creation after making the elephants.
A few minutes later, God saw His children having an apple break and He was ticked!
'Didn't I tell you not to eat the fruit? ‘God asked.
'Uh huh,' Adam replied.
'Then why did you? ' said the Father.
'I don't know,' said Eve.
'She started it! ‘Adam said.
'Did not! '
'Did too! '
'DID NOT! '
Having had it with the two of them, God's punishment was that Adam and Eve should have children of their own. Thus the pattern was set and it has never changed.
THE STORY !
If you have persistently and lovingly tried to give children wisdom and they haven't taken it, don't be hard on yourself.
If God had trouble raising children, what makes you think it would be a piece of cake for you?

THINGS TO THINK ABOUT!
1. You spend the first two years of their life teaching them to walk and talk. Then you spend the next sixteen telling them to sit down and shut up.
2. Grandchildren are God's reward for not killing your own children.
3. Mothers of teens now know why some animals eat their young.
4. Children seldom misquote you. In fact, they usually repeat word for word what you shouldn't have said.
5. The main purpose of holding children's parties is to remind yourself that there are children more awful than your own.
6. We childproofed our homes, but they are still getting in.
FINALLY: If they still give you a headache, do what it says on the aspirin bottle:



'TAKE TWO ASPIRIN' AND 'KEEP AWAY FROM CHILDREN'.