Friday, May 29, 2009

Excerpt from the Speech given by Chetan Bhagat at Symbiosis

Excerpt from the Speech given by Chetan Bhagat at Symbiosis.
Life is one of those races in nursery school where you have to run with a marble in a spoon kept in your mouth. If the marble falls, there is no point coming first.. Same with life, where health and relationships are the marble. Your striving is only worth it if there is harmony in your life. Else, you may achieve the success, but this spark, this feeling of being excited and alive, will start to die.
One thing about nurturing the spark - don't take life seriously. Life is not to be taken seriously, as we are really temporary here. We are like a pre-paid card with limited validity. If we are lucky, we may last another 50 years. And 50 years is just 2,500 weekends. Do we really need to get so worked up? It's ok, bunk a few classes, goof up a few interviews, fall in love. We are people, not programmed devices.
"Don't be serious, be sincere." Start Enjoying from moment ................

my dear relatives

This is for my relatives..
as you all know, dad, bhaisaab, baba. was not well since sometime.. he was extremely serious and was in ICU for 5+ days. Now, with grace of ALLAH and ur prayers, he is recovering - though at a snails' pace !

It is quiet silly or i will call disturbing to write this here -

I got to know - people are talking about negligence, cost of hospital, treatment etc etc.. i wanted to ask all - in a condition when someone is exteremely serious and docs says he has few hours - he will live or......., what are we suppose to do? should we take hm to hospitals asking for the rates of treatment, meet doctors or negotiate ???? for me - I personally take his treatment on priority, we wanted him to be on his feets asap and were nt really concerned on the cost etc...

second is - I hear we were not prompt - for such people -
we admitted him in 3 hospitals and the latter one was with all possible facilties and even close to us. results are seen - he is better.

cost - we did our best and we know how much we have already spent on this.. i have no regrets - he is my father and i take this as my responsibity... but it disturbs when people blame us..aasif was on leave for last 10 days, I left my job and came runnin...

at the same time, thanks to few who has shown their concern and supported us in such times.
Now, finally he is recovering - I request - if someone feels that mumbai is not the rigth place and Jaipur will be better, pls take this responsibility and do what is required instead of spreading rubbish.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009


Dad is terribly ill.. in ICU.. i wish and pray everything stabalises.. tough time... money, health as well as family into bad idea what to do.. how to do..

Sunday, May 17, 2009

People come into your life for a reason, a season or a lifetime. .

People come into your life for a reason, a season or a lifetime.
When you know which one it is, you will know what to do for that person..

When someone is in your life for a REASON, it is usually to meet a need you have expressed.
They have come to assist you through a difficulty, to provide you with guidance and support,
to aid you physically, emotionally or spiritually.
They may seem like a godsend and they are.
They are there for the reason you need them to be.
Then, without any wrongdoing on your part or at an inconvenient time,
this person will say or do something to bring the relationship to an end.
Sometimes they die. Sometimes they walk away.
Sometimes they act up and force you to take a stand.
What we must realize is that our need has been met, our desire fulfilled, their work is done.
The prayer you sent up has been answered and now it is time to move on.

Some people come into your life for a SEASON, because your turn has come to share, grow or learn.
They bring you an experience of peace or make you laugh.
They may teach you something you have never done.
They usually give you an unbelievable amount of joy.
Believe it, it is real. But only for a season.

LIFETIME relationships teach you lifetime lessons,
things you must build upon in order to have a solid emotional foundation.
Your job is to accept the lesson,
love the person and put what you have learned to use in all other relationships and areas of your life.
It is said that love is blind but friendship is clairvoyant.

Thank you for being a part of my life,
whether you were a reason, a season or a lifetime.

Send this to every friend that you have on-line,
including the person who sent it to you.

0 Replies - you may need to work on your 'people skills'
2 Replies - you are nice but probably need to be more outgoing
4 Replies - you have picked your friends well!
6 Replies - you are downright popular
8 Replies or More - you are totally awesome
(and that's probably why you're on MY list)

I wonder what mine will be.

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Dad is admitted

Sad day.. dont know hows everyone back home.. dad finally got admitted.. I hope everythng is alright and he recovers soon.. ameen

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Dad is not keeping well

worried too much... dnt know what to do.. i m stuck here @job and dad is not well.. we are consulting him to local doc, Dr. Naik, Goregaon.. lets c.. i hope he improves soon.. ameen..

Terrible Sand storm started @ 11.30

This storm seems to be very scary.. Started around 11.20 pm.. dnt know till when..

Monday, May 11, 2009

Pool fun @ Salmiya Palace

i really love this place.. it has games, hukka

beautiful ambience as well as nice staff...

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Its about transferng or using our existing domain with gmail:

This is a nice post, I've picked up from:

Its about transferng or using our existing domain with gmail:

I understand if you don’t like to use E-Mail clients like Outlook, Thunderbird etc. You are always on the move, you are a blogger! Not an office rat

Now this trick on how to use your domain email inside Gmail is a quick and dirty one. I’m sure most of the readers will agree with me that Google’s Gmail service is an awesome piece of software. Almost no spam, intuitive and yet simple GUI, great use of tags instead of folders etc etc…

So let’s see the list of things needed:

A domain name for your blog
Gmail account
Access to your Control Panel at your ISP
Some patience

If you have the above listed things that means you are ready to go. Now, login to your domain’s hosting Control Panel and make sure emails coming to is forwarded to account. Afterwards, login to Gmail, go to your Gmail Settings on your top right corner of your browser. Pick Accounts tab and click on Add Another email address. In the popup window type in your name and your email. Click Next Step button and in the next screen click on Send Verification button when you are sure you have made no mistakes in typing your email address.

You wait for the confirmation code to be sent to your Gmail account (remember we redirected all incoming emails to your Gmail account?) . Once you receive confirmation email from Gmail just follow the instructions written there and follow the long link they sent to you.

At this point you have emails sent to and you can sent email in behalf of

To see if this really works try sending emails from other emails, for e.g. Yahoo!, to and see if you receive. Then reply to the message to see if sending is ok.

Further suggestions:

Make account as default. This means whenever you write email it will be sent from your account.

Create a filter based on Sent to address. This helps you to separate emails coming to your blog email address and your original Gmail account.

So if you have a domain name it’s time to use your emails from it!

Note: It won’t however totally replace your email needs, if you want more take a look at Google Apps for your domain. I am myself moving there actually after having used the above trick for 3-4 months now.

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Drive to Iraq border

We were around 9 with two cars - Hummer H3 and Nissan Tida.

We assumed it will be nice place with a small lake, as we had heard and hills.. etc.. unfortunately, we started very late.. picked up some snacks, water, pepsi and were all set for a long drive.. we had two choices.. either to hit Saudi border or check our Iraq border.. and we selected Iraq one.. It was around 300+ kms and we lost way... what we can see were plain roads wth few cars.. @ the speed of 180-200.. climate was pleasant and we were seing beautiful hills, desert with small green spots.. We were waitin to land to some place which is real nice but it was too late and we didnt wanted to take any chances.. finally we got someone and we asked the way. after around 60+ kms we got the way to abdally, iraq border and we planned to check it out.. Thou after reaching we couldnt see much but yes It was nice exp.. driving more than 556 kms in one day.... !! we reached, relaxed a lil bit, picked up some snacks and stopped again around 80 kms to Burger King.. had food and then reached back home around 11.20 pm..

8th May - 09, Iraq border - Abdally

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Mushakkal !!

Just had "Mushakkal" sandwich...Well, there's only one way to find out! For those of you not familiar with this sandwich, it's a soft roll stuffed with the following; Felafel/Filafil, French fries, fried eggplant, Tahina and salad.

Monday, May 4, 2009

50 Interesting FACTS

1. If you are right handed, you will tend to chew your food on your right side. If you are left handed, you will tend to chew your food on your left side.
2. If you stop getting thirsty, you need to drink more water. For when a human body is dehydrated, its thirst mechanism shuts off.
3. Chewing gum while peeling onions will keep you from crying.
4. Your tongue is germ free only if it is pink. If it is white there is a thin film of bacteria on it.
5. The Mercedes-Benz motto is “Das Beste oder Nichts” meaning “the best or nothing”.
6. The Titanic was the first ship to use the SOS signal.
7. The pupil of the eye expands as much as 45 percent when a person looks at something pleasing.
8. The average person who stops smoking requires one hour less sleep a night.
9. Laughing lowers levels of stress hormones and strengthens the immune system. Six-year-olds laugh an average of 300 times a day. Adults only laugh 15 to 100 times a day.
10. The roar that we hear when we place a seashell next to our ear is not the ocean, but rather the sound of blood surging through the veins in the ear.
11. Dalmatians are born without spots.
12. Bats always turn left when exiting a cave.
13. The ‘v’ in the name of a court case does not stand for ‘versus’, but for ‘and’ (in civil proceedings) or ‘against’ (in criminal proceedings).
14. Men’s shirts have the buttons on the right, but women’s shirts have the buttons on the left.
15. The owl is the only bird to drop its upper eyelid to wink. All other birds raise their lower eyelids.
16. The reason honey is so easy to digest is that it’s already been digested by a bee.
17. Roosters cannot crow if they cannot extend their necks.
18. The color blue has a calming effect. It causes the brain to release calming hormones.
19. Every time you sneeze some of your brain cells die.
20. Your left lung is smaller than your right lung to make room for your heart.
21. The verb “cleave” is the only English word with two synonyms which are antonyms of each other: adhere and separate.
22. When you blush, the lining of your stomach also turns red.
23. When hippos are upset, their sweat turns red.
24. The first Harley Davidson motorcycle was built in 1903, and used a tomato can for a carburetor.
25. The lion that roars in the MGM logo is named Volney.
26. Google is actually the common name for a number with a million zeros.
27. Switching letters is called spoonerism. For example, saying jag of Flapan, instead of flag of Japan.
28. It cost 7 million dollars to build the Titanic and 200 million to make a film about it.
29. The attachment of the human skin to muscles is what causes dimples.
30. There are 1,792 steps to the top of the Eiffel Tower.
31. The sound you hear when you crack your knuckles is actually the sound of nitrogen gas bubbles bursting.
32. Human hair and fingernails continue to grow after death.
33. It takes about 20 seconds for a red blood cell to circle the whole body.
34. The plastic things on the end of shoelaces are called aglets.
35. Most soccer players run 7 miles in a game.
36. The only part of the body that has no blood supply is the cornea in the eye. It takes in oxygen directly from the air.
37. Every day 200 million couples make love, 400,000 babies are born, and 140,000 people die.
38. In most watch advertisements the time displayed on the watch is 10:10 because then the arms frame the brand of the watch (and make it look like itis smiling).
39. Colgate faced big obstacle marketing toothpaste in Spanish speaking countries. Colgate translates into the command “go hang yourself.”
40. The only 2 animals that can see behind itself without turning its head are the rabbit and the parrot.
41. Intelligent people have more zinc and copper in their hair.
42. The average person laughs 13 times a day.
43. Do you know the names of the three wise monkeys? They are:Mizaru(See no evil), Mikazaru(Hear no evil), and Mazaru(Speak no evil)
44. Women blink nearly twice as much as men.
45. German Shepherds bite humans more than any other breed of dog.
46. Large kangaroos cover more than 30 feet with each jump.
47. Whip makes a cracking sound because its tip moves faster than the speed of sound.
48. Two animal rights protesters were protesting at the cruelty of sending pigs to a slaughterhouse in Bonn. Suddenly the pigs, all two thousand of them, escaped through a broken fence and stampeded, trampling the two hapless protesters to death.
49. If a statue in the park of a person on a horse has both front legs in the air, the person died in battle; if the horse has one front leg in the air, the person died as a result of wounds received in battle; if the horse has all four legs on the ground, the person died of natural cause.
50. The human heart creates enough pressure while pumping to squirt blood 30 feet!!


Our colleagues

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Right Brain vs Left Brain test

THE Right Brain vs Left Brain test ... do you see the dancer turning clockwise or anti-clockwise?
If clockwise, then you use more of the right side of the brain and vice versa. Most of us would see the dancer turning anti-clockwise though you can try to focus and change the direction; see if you can do it. LEFT BRAIN FUNCTIONS uses logic detail oriented facts rule words and language present and past math and science can comprehend knowing acknowledges order/pattern perception knows object name reality based forms strategies practical safe RIGHT BRAIN FUNCTIONS uses feeling "big picture" oriented imagination rules symbols and images present and future philosophy & religion can "get it" (i.e. meaning) believes appreciates spatial perception knows object function fantasy based presents possibilities impetuous risk taking.

Kuwait palace..

Ma badaulat - aaram farma rahe hai.. !!

Zain exhibition - 26th April - 2nd May -09

It was a great event with all the major dealers of ZAIN only... their were loads of offers and prizes to be won.. BMW 7.4 series went to alghanim family..
Everyone has something different to offer.... some zain line+ laptop and some free phones with zain lines and so on... bt their was good crowd.. I have hardly seen so many people together at one place... good, nice and noisy event...

Arab Folk dance

One more jalwaa...

Zain exh... jalwey !