Month: July 2008

Internship over..:(

Today is my last day at PTC and working here I got numerous lessons of my life..and at this time of farewell..will like to remember the song…Main jaha bhi rahoo….

Kisi Se Kahoon
Ke Nahi Kahoon
Yeh Jo Dil Ki Baat Hai
Kehne Ko Saath Apane Ek Duniya Chalti Hai
Per Chhupke Is Dil Mein Tanhaayi Palti Hai
Bas Yaad Saath Hai
Teri Yaad Saaath Hai – 3
Main Jahaan Rahoon
Main Kahin Bhi Hoon
Teri Yaad Saaath Hai

Kahin To Dil Mein Yaadon Ki
Ek Suli Gad Jaati Hai
Kahin Har Ek Tasveer Bhahut Hi Dhondhali Pad Jati Hai
Koi Nayi Duniya Ke Naye Rango Mein Khush Rehta Hai
Koi Sab Kuch Paake Bhi Yeh Mann Hi Mann Kehta Hai
Kehne Ko Saath Apane Ek Duniya Chalti Hai
Per Chhupke Is Dil Mein Tanhaayi Palti Hai
Bas Yaad Saath Hai
Teri Yaad Saaath Hai – 3

Kahin To Beete Kal Ki Jadein
Dil Mein Hi Utar Jaati Hai
Kahin Jo Dhage Tute To Malaayen Bhikar Jaati
Koi Dil Mein Jagah Nayi, Baaton Ke Liye Rakhta Hai
Koi Apni Palko Par Yaadon Ke Diye Rakhta Hai
Kehne Ko Saath Apane Ek Duniya Chalti Hai
Per Chhupke Is Dil Mein Tanhaayi Palti Hai
Bas Yaad Saath Hai
Teri Yaad Saaath Hai – 3

will miss my Internship days….

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Ancient India in photgraphs.

Few days back only saw some really old photographs clicked ages ago and trust me felt like thinking, that how we are and how we were in the past. Picture speaks thousand times more than words, so check out the photgraphs and feel the same..

what more to say…fast racing life of city, the modern culture…everything is so fast paced today..that some times I wish that I can revisit that old age …

The 5 minute management course.

Hey folks was going through a mail forwarded to me..could not resist myself to share that on this blog, hope you people will like it..some quick management tips:)

Lesson 1:

A man is getting into the shower just as his wife is finishing up her shower, when the doorbell rings.

The wife quickly wraps herself in a towel and runs downstairs.

When she opens the door, there stands Bob, the next-door neighbour.

Before she says a word, Bob says, ‘I’ll give you £800 to drop that towel.’
After thinking for a moment, the woman drops her towel and stands naked in front of Bob, after a few seconds, Bob hands her £800 and leaves.

The woman wraps back up in the towel and goes back upstairs.

When she gets to the bathroom, her husband asks, ‘Who was that?’

‘It was Bob the next door neighbour,’ she replies.

‘Great,’ the husband says, ‘did he say anything about the £800 he owes me?’

Moral of the story:

If you share critical information pertaining to credit and risk with your shareholders in time, you may be in a position to prevent avoidable exposure.

Lesson 2:
A priest offered a Nun a lift.

She got in and crossed her legs, forcing her gown to reveal a leg.

The priest nearly had an accident.

After controlling the car, he stealthily slid his hand up her leg.

The nun said, ‘Father, remember Psalm 129?’

The priest removed his hand. But, changing gears, he let his hand slide up her leg again.
The nun once again said, ‘Father, remember Psalm 129?’

The priest apologized ‘Sorry sister but the flesh is weak.’

Arriving at the convent, the nun sighed heavily and went on her way.

On his arrival at the church, the priest rushed to look up Psalm 129. It said, ‘Go forth and seek, further up, you will find glory.’

Moral of the story:
If you are not well informed in your job, you might miss a great opportunity.

Lesson 3:

A sales rep, an administration clerk, and the manager are walking to lunch when they find an antique oil lamp.

They rub it and a Genie comes out.
The Genie says, ‘I’ll give each of you just one wish.’
‘Me first! Me first!’ says the admin clerk. ‘I want to be in the Bahamas , driving a speedboat, without a care in the world.’
Puff! She’s gone.

‘Me next! Me next!’ says the sales rep. ‘I want to be in Hawaii , relaxing on the beach with my personal masseuse, an endless supply of Pina Coladas and the love of my life.’

Puff! He’s gone.

‘OK, you’re up,’ the Genie says to the manager.
The manager says, ‘I want those two back in the office after lunch.’
Moral of the story:
Always let your boss have the first say.

Lesson 4
An eagle was sitting on a tree resting, doing nothing.

A small rabbit saw the eagle and asked him, ‘Can I also sit like you and do nothing?’
The eagle answered: ‘Sure, why not.’

So, the rabbit sat on the ground below the eagle and rested. All of a sudden, a fox appeared, jumped on the rabbit and ate it.

Moral of the story:
To be sitting and doing nothing, you must be sitting very, very high up.
Lesson 5

A turkey was chatting with a bull.

‘I would love to be able to get to the top of that tree’ sighed the turkey, ‘but I haven’t got the energy.’
‘Well, why don’t you nibble on some of my droppings?’ replied the bull. They’re packed with nutrients.’

The turkey pecked at a lump of dung, and found it actually gave him enough strength to reach the lowest branch of the tree.

The next day, after eating some more dung, he reached the second branch.

Finally after a fourth night, the turkey was proudly perched at the top of the tree.

He was promptly spotted by a farmer, who shot him out of the tree.
Moral of the story:
Bull Shit might get you to the top, but it won’t keep you there..

Lesson 6

A little bird was flying south for the winter. It was so cold the bird froze and fell to the ground into a large field.

While he was lying there, a cow came by and dropped some dung on him.

As the frozen bird lay there in the pile of cow dung, he began to realize how warm he was.

The dung was actually thawing him out!

He lay there all warm and happy, and soon began to sing for joy.
A passing cat heard the bird singing and came to investigate.

Following the sound, the cat discovered the bird under the pile of cow dung, and promptly dug him out and ate him.

Morals of the story:
(1) Not everyone who shits on you is your enemy.

(2) Not everyone who gets you out of shit is your
friend.

(3) And when you’re in deep shit, it’s best to keep
your mouth shut!

Bachna Ae Haseeno

This monday I checked out the much awaited music from Yashraj camp movie Bachna Ae Haseeno. It seems like that YRF has lost its midas touch in the music department, someway or the other they are not able to churn out  movies which are neither box office success nor having any catchy music unlike their other movies like veer zaara.

This movie will surely set the box office on fire for initial days becuause of its star value. With stars like Katrina, Bipasha, Ranbir, Deepika and Minisha any college goer will surely love to drop in for this flick.

Now the music…in one word I would rate it disappointing…The album opens up with Khuda Jane with singers like KK and Shilpa Rao I immediately developed big expectations. Once you listen this number and you somewhere get a feel as if you are listening song from some Bhatt camp movie with Imran hashmi in lead. May be these days we are so much into Pritam’s music that every other number seems to be composed by him only . But Khuda Jane a slow paced number is surely a treat for lovers check it out.
Lucky Boy is a big dampener neither its a dance number nor it falls in slow genre may be it will look more interesting on screen but nothing special in this number. Talent of singers like Sunidhi and Hard Kaur (Move your body fame from Johnny Gaddar) are completely wasted.

Aahista aahista is surely a winner track among all the other numbers of this title. A fast paced track which you would love to listen on a long drive is a number to watch for. Track opens up with melodious voice of Shreya and the whole pitch and feel changes as Lucky Ali takes charge of the proceeding. Lucky is almost on high pitch almost throughout the number, in coming days this one should surely be used for promotion

Jogi Mahi is nothing special to go for its just like any other punjabi number and is on some serious note, with singer like Sukhvinder Singh coming in you surely expect a cracker, but again its a let down. Other singer include Himani Kapoor( never heard of her) and Shekhar from the music duo Vishal Shekhar itself.

Small town girl is one of the funky number, with vocals from Shankar Mahadevan its surely takes some time to catch up but once you get through you somewhere get a feel of listening the song again. This is a full masti number. While listening this  I got a feel as if I am listening the track Ticket to Hollywood from Jhoom barabar jhoom, but still many of you would love the track because of its masti quotient.

Khuda Jane (revisted) is a remix version of the same number which opened the title, its a racy number with high tempo and good beats and will surely rock the floor for coming days.
and finally the surprise element- the title track Bachna ae haseeno. I got surprised to see Kishor kumar in credit of the song, but then its more of remastered version of the old song with same name, sung originally by Kishor Kumar. The only difference this time is change in the music (loads of beats added ) with Vishal and Sumit kumar adding in their vocals as well. Overall an decent number to tap your foot on.

In nutshell there is nothing special in this album expect Khuda Jane and Ahista Ahista , there is hardly any song which will set your imaginatoin wild. Even the Revisted version of Khuda Jane is one rrack to look for. It seem that duo composer Visal-Shekar are running out of gas after their phenomenoal success in Om Shanti Om. This reflects in this album as well with nothing much innovative I really wish that they churn out something really catchy in future. Overall a Okkkkish album. will give 5.5/10.
keep rocking..:)

Team Columbus strikes again….

Fresh from hooting of juniors in Aarambh, Subu’s number flashed on my cell…
Me:- “Bol”
Subu:- “Rohi aa raha hai”
Me:-“So?”
Subu:-“we are going to his native place..”
Me:- “..Bye”
last sentence of Subu was more than sufficient to curb any doubt about fate of my weekend..since time (me, Subu and Rohi) we became roomies it was always a dream to visit Rohi’s village, may be because he has told us so many time about the place, that I already had big castle of imagination built up in my mind.

It was Saturday night when we left for the place known as Koyandai, altough this place is just 40 or max 50 km from Pune but because of its loaction and route of travelling it takes a good amount of time to reach (almost 1.5 hrs). Our mode of travelling this time was Rohi’s Indigo (its our official carrier now..;) ).

uptil now I visited places like Mahabaleshwar, Panchgani, Murud Janjira, Shirdi the common fact binding these spots was that they are tourist hotspot in Maharashtra, so I always felt like going to a place almost untouched by population and away from tourist culture. Expectaions were high…

we started off at 7:30pm in evening, with me taking the backseat next to window fell asleep even before we crossed the city limits, evening traffic made sure that we were late to our destination by almost 45 minutes. After some time we reached Raj Guru nagar a place which is the only big town before we reached Koyandai as the name suggest, Raj guru Nagar is famous for the fact that its the place from where famous Rajguru (Indian Independence struggle martyr ) hailed from.

Leaving past the civilization and madness of population we took turn from Rajguru nagar.
Rupesh:- ” Abey hum safari pe ja rahe hai kya??”
Rupesh:-” Yaha sher aata hai kya?”
Rupesh:-“Yaha saap aata hai kya?”
and Rupesh continued with his never ending bombarding of silly and funny questions, every body in car was given ample opportunity to get the feeling of HOT SEAT (victim of leg pulling).


with friendly abuses ringing in our ears we reached a place from where two roads divided, in pitch black night it was difficult for Rohi to figure out the right turn suddenly we saw somebody sitting on the road side a bit illuminated in car’s headlight…and guess what he was doing??…hehehe..itni rat mein village roadside mein koi baith ke kya karega…

Rohi:- “Subu yar us se pooch na ki koyandai ke liye kidhar se jane ka??”
Subu:- “Pagal hai kya tu dekh raha na what he is doing (he was answering nature’s serious call;) )”
Rohi:- “Abey yarr pooch na..yaha koi nahi aur kis se poochenge??”
Subu:-“nahi yarr..” (by now two three friendly abuses already banged subu..but he was firm on his decision on not disturbing this peaceful soul sitting on the roadside..

finally I asked him..and he answered with so much joy..as if I have informed him of winning a lottery(but his moment was almost equivalent to that only)…this regained my faith in old saying that if you want to feel the real hopitality you need to visit a village ;)…

we reached Koyandai late in night by 11 pm with no cell network (except Rupesh’s TATA which he was boasting again and again as if Ratan got suggestion of launching TATA indicom from him only..) it was perfect setting for an adventure away from city rush. with no electricity and road lights..we first time felt the importance of NOKIA 1100 which our only source of light to guide us towards the place where we were suppose to stay.

withing no time after reaching we changed and sat on the mats on the hard mud floor (trust me that feeling was amazing). Now it was dinner time, menu included Gavran chicken (Desi chicken diffrent from the normal broiler chicken we get in city), Bajre ki roti, fried fish and onions (the rural taste can’t be felt it can only experience, can you imagine while writing this menu I am feeling equally hungry;)).

we retired to bed (mats spread on floor with blanket as our pillow), it was mad rush again for Rupesh as he is in habit of sleeping with his legs on somebody or else (or say his roomie Samuel;)).Sleep  which we had was so peaceful broke once folks were tickling me.
now the judgment time..where to go for the early morning routine??? and pat came the reply “upar pahad hai na wahi jane ka hai..we will get two dubbas”..for me doing early morning chores in open was not a new thing as I also hail from rural background, but people like Subu and other it was something like a kid wathcing an UFO in morning…anyways..we somehow got over with this crucial phase of our life..:)

By 10 am we started off for the trek (or say base of the hill from where we suppose to start our trek) almost 1km of distance was covered by car which we left near small hut before we kicked of the trekking. It seemed to me as if even rain god was welcoming us with showers lashing us while we started our climb. I never felt so close to nature with lush green vegitation and everyone felt as if somebody pressed the reboot button of their mind with so much of freshness around the mountains and valleys were reminding constantly of the epic movie Lord of the rings and the scenic locales were it was shot, I felt as if we are going in search of some ring…

we were suppose to reach a temple of  lord Shiva known as kundeswar located on the hill top.
Passing by stream of water, wide spread green grass, narrow uneven paths and the cool breeze hitting the face…everything was so pure…

On our way to top, we caught one crab, we took break near one small cascade of water and had a round of ThumsUp’ing and then started of again..and reached on top with heavy breathes..and soon after darshan of lord Shiva we started off for downhill. We stopped again in mid way to have our locally packed journey snacks and few rounds of aereated drinks…

within half an hour we were back in our car….and then in lunch we had crab which was one of the major USP of this trip…and then after spending some good time in village we left for Pune.

Once again it was one memorable trip with my roomies ofcourse including Rupesh and Sharif (the new member of our Columbus team…

Yamaha YZF-R15…ready to ride the thriller…??

With Yamaha unveiling its new power machine on Indian roads, it will be interesting to watch that how Indian customers take up this new bike. It can boast of being first Indian modeled bike with cooling method in the Indian market. Being a liquid-cooled engine, customers can look forward towards a stable performance from this mean machine. The new feature is that the engine is surrounded by a water jacket in which the liquid coolant circulates to keep the engine’s temperature under check.

With features like

  • Liquid cooled Single Cylinder
  • Four Valve engine with FI System
  • Six Gears
  • Front & Rear Disc Brakes
  • Tube Less wheels
  • Stunning looks

its for sure that this bike will give a head on fight to already established players like pulsar 220 and Enfield Machismo.

The bike can boast of 150 cc engine which generates power of 17 bhp, and kerb weight of 120 KG makes it best power to weight ratio bike available market (do take note that bike like Her Honda Karizma generates power of 17bhp with engine of 225 cc).

as per user reviews, the bike will cost you whopping 1.07 lacs INR!!, also you will get one biking gear (stuff like leather gloves etc).

anyways, pics of this bike compelled me to write something on this bike, but one thing is sure this bike will soon be a rage on Indian streets ( http://www.yamaha-motor-india.com/r15).