Monthly Archives: April 2006

The advantage of frankness

I always believe being frank to be advantageous. And with friends, I had always tried to be frank, even if it meant that sometimes I said something harsh, hoping that by saying the truth, I would prevent possible occurance of misunderstanding later.

But due to various reason, people going far(not in terms of physical distance), change in perceptions about people and a general disinterest, I had of late stopped speaking out to friends, not saying what I felt like saying or should say but instead kept it bottled up within myself. Heck have it bottled up even now!

But today, a conversation which started with some irrelevant topic got to the point where I spoke frankly to a friend, spoke about something that had recently bothered me and even pissed me off to an extent. And when I said it out, the reason due to which I had been pissed turned out to be so inconsequential because it actually stemmed from a reaction to something I had myself said, something which I now find extremely distasteful and idiotic. Nevertheless, once I realised the root cause, I realised it was my fault and that immediately turned my irritation to guilt and shame!

But it did do one thing. It cleared up the situation, erased any possible resentment and simmering billigerence and thus prevented any possible ugliness in the future.

And I am extremely glad :)

Yes, I will not reveal any info, but you know it ;)


I missed having the most major accident to date. I was trying to move to the right side of the road and an ambassador came across the road to take the left turn. I was travelling at a decent speed so I honked my horn and even flashed my lights! He apparantely paid no heed and continued.

So I had to brake at the last moment. Unfortunately, my front brakes are not working in their top condition so they are a little ineffective. And having gotten my bike serviced just yesterday, the back brakes are a little too sensitive. So I pressed on them a little harder which caused the bike to go into a wild slide. I had to immediately correct the bike and release the brakes. This though got me out of the slide, I nearly decked the amby had I not been able to swerve at the last moment and thankfully the car had also slowed down.

So I escaped a serious accident today :D. Am posting this as a protected entry cos a friend of mine had asked me, just before I left the office, to drive safely. And with this, I’m sure to get scolded ;)

Daily Div

Got this cartoon from Weblog Tools Collection.

In the current online world, how true is it ;) Infact, on reading it, I immediately pictured a friend of mine who is a dedicated blogger and religiously blogs almost everyday!

Funniest Video

This simply is the funniest video I have watched! Absolutely hilarious and the guys have done a terrific job :D ;)


I need to reorganize. I am wasting too much of my time and not doing enough productive tasks. As a result, I’m not doing justice to my studies, work and some other stuff I should and want to do.

For this, I’m thinking of implementing some steps to reorganize how I spend my time. First would be to severely cut down on IM, E-mails and IRC. Well almost I hope cos it’ll be tough to get off skype since we use it mainly in our office to communicate with each other and the people in the US office..
Next, I somehow need to convince my parents to allow me to ditch my cell phones. I have absolutely no need for them and consider them a huge waste of time and money. Plus they are extremely intrusive. Unfortunately, my parents disagree and are literally forcing me to keep them! :(
I have tried and they say fine ditch the phones and then get one exclusively for keeping in contact with us. :O Yeah right, that would be so much different.
Next would be to reduce my RSS feed subscription to those which provide me a better ROI for my time in reading them. I have a lot of unnecessary feeds which, if removed, would most likely not cause a loss! ;)
Yes, this will prolly make me less accessible but then that is one my secondary goals as well ;)
But I’m not yet certain if I should go ahead with this.


How things are not what they seem!
How situations are interpreted differently by different people!

Sigh :(


There is a blog I’ve recently started following, called Desicritics which is a part of a blog network called Blogcritics. The Desicritics blog consists of a huge bunch of writers who write almost daily on a wide range of topics related mainly to India and south east Asia. But they do write about some other topics which are significant and in the limelight at the time.

The articles are very well written, succinct and fun to read. But do be warned that it’s a very high volume blog due to the multitude of writers. But for good content about India, visit it and read it more often :)

Inspiration for Violence?

An actor called Rajkumar, Dr. RajKumar actually, a local actor, died today. Though we got the news at about 1430, It was not a big deal to me except that I got a half day off ;). But what I did not like, kinda pissed me off was the reactions of his so called fans.

There were reported rioting, tyre burning and apparantely calls for a bandh tomorrow. And all this because Rajkumar died. It’s not like he was murdered or killed in some demonstration but he died of natural causes. So what do these fans want to prove? That he should have been immortal? Or are they showing their fanboyism by mourning his death by stoning others burning tyres? What are you exactly trying to prove?

No I did not really like Rajkumar because he was a huge influence and in my opinion he did not always use that influence for the right. But that’s my opinion! And now with his death, he is only causing grief to people who are affected by these riots. A friend of mine narrowly escaped today. A stone thrown at her bus hit a window close to where she was sitting. I am glad nothing happend to her and she escaped unhurt.