30 March 2009

My Nephews b’day celebration at ‘Sanidhya’

We celebrated Kunal’s and Thushar’s birthday at ‘Sanidhya - Residential School & Training Centre for the Mentally Challenged’ on March 27, 2009. This celebration at Sanidhya was a surprise celebration for Kunal and Thushar from their Parents and CIL(Centre for Integrated Learning) members. I felt this b’day celebration was meaningful and in a memorable way this year. Usually, we celebrate b’days amongst our family and friends. But these kind of celebrations makes us feel happy for spending our lovely moments with specially-abled children. ‘Saanidhya’ is located at Bikarnakatta, came into existence about six years ago by Vasanth Master (Vasantkumar Shetty). A few years back whoever studied in St. Agnes College and were in NSS will definately know about Vasant Master and his attention towards specially-abled children. He has converted his own house as school for these children.

There’s an exhibition of articles made by the students of Sanidhya on April 3rd and 4th, 2009 at Kadri. People who are in Mangalore on these days please attend this exhibition and encourage these kids.

Here are some pictures...

Tushar n Kunal entering in confusion and suprise..

Both of them cutting the cake...
Some gifts for the special kids...

Time to play some games...
Entertainment by the special kids...
At last CIL Team Meeting...

Help a child..spend time with a special kid..help special kids..help the poor..in need.. this is one way of finding happiness and feeling happy.. :-)

26 March 2009

About Me...

Here's what my colleagues think about me...

Theresia Says I am
Highly Analytical, has Good Aspirations, Inquisitive and Organized
Preetha Says I am
Helpful, Cheerful, Thoughtful and very Frank
Dimple Says I am
Supportive and active, Jovial, Smiling and Naughty
Sapna Says I am
Very Straight forward, Helpful and Gives good advice
Martin Says I am
Persistent in what I do, friendly, helpful and has good domain knowledge
Rajeshwar Says I am
Generous, distributes snacks and good domain knowledge
Raju Says I am
Very friendly, helpful and have a Good knowledge in our domain
Zakir Says I am
Helpful, Very Hard Working and Wears nice dresses everyday

25 March 2009

Very true...

"I wish my eyes could speak
what my heart feels for you,
cause my lips can lie on what
is true. My eyes couldn't
cause even if I close them
I could still see you."

20 March 2009

A Gift unattended…

I have this gift with me, brought with loads of love…to our beloved friend.. Me n my friend got this gift during those days when we were immersed with loads of work, those days when we had no time to relax n we worked on all weekends as well. Just trying to say we have thought about making our friend’s day memorable.. planning for surprise.. n all that.. But all plans do not work as we want you see.. A year passed and there’s a gift we have un-attended…

Whenever I clean my wardrobe, I find this gift and wonder why??? What do I do with this? It hurts sometimes. It’ll always remind me of how things changed in all these days. As days go, people change, friendships change I agree.. but that special bond which ties friends together wouldn’t change right!!!

Sometimes we think a lot on all these.. about unanswered questions.. we try to find answers and all in vain. Some things are better left unsaid!!! This is what I convince myself. It’s always this way; when we try to find answers we’ll never get our answers to life’s queries. But one day when we find the answers we will be least bothered about the answers nor those haunting questions.

This gift one day will reach its destination; things will change back to normal. It’s my hope and I never give up. ;-) [oye..I’ll make sure you’ll read this blog] True friends will always be in spirit together. Miss you and the good old times. Those days were really nice, hope to see coming days to be as nice as they were. Sometimes wish that time rolls back…back to good old times……… "Those days...ಆ ದಿನಗಳು..."

16 March 2009

Sims..Cute Smile Always… :-)

Best of Sims

Howz this??? Happy moments captured for a life time… Collection of few memorable pictures in a collage… All these pictures are captured after coming to Bangalore. As always crazy with creating Photo Collage and here’s the latest one.
Photoshop and Picasa are the great tools for collage and of course if you like editing Photoshop is the best tool you can use.

15 March 2009

Origin of "Google"

When we want some information.. we want to find something about anything.. we toss to Google to get info.. But whats the origin of Google..? Here’s what David Koller says..

“From time to time I read or hear stories of the origin of the search engine and company name "Google" that are incorrect, which prompts me to write this brief account, based on my understanding of the genesis of the name. The source of my information is my friends and colleagues from Wing 3B of the Gates Computer Science Building at Stanford University, where Google was born.
In 1996, Larry Page and Sergey Brin called their initial search engine "BackRub," named for its analysis of the web's "back links." Larry's office was in room 360 of the Gates CS Building, which he shared with several other graduate students, including Sean Anderson, Tamara Munzner, and Lucas Pereira. In 1997, Larry and his officemates discussed a number of possible new names for the rapidly improving search technology. Sean recalls the final brainstorming session as occurring one day during September of that year.

Sean and Larry were in their office, using the whiteboard, trying to think up a good name - something that related to the indexing of an immense amount of data. Sean verbally suggested the word "googolplex," and Larry responded verbally with the shortened form, "googol" (both words refer to specific large numbers). Sean was seated at his computer terminal, so he executed a search of the Internet domain name registry database to see if the newly suggested name was still available for registration and use. Sean is not an infallible speller, and he made the mistake of searching for the name spelled as "google.com," which he found to be available. Larry liked the name, and within hours he took the step of registering the name "google.com" for himself and Sergey (the domain name registration record dates from September 15, 1997).”
David Koller (dk@cs.stanford.edu), January, 2004


12 March 2009

Nicholas Sparks –The author I admire

Every time I step into ‘Sapna Book House’ I just can’t walk out without visiting novel section. And every time I find a Novel by Nicholas Sparks, I’ll pick each of his books and think whether to buy and so. I always have a passion for reading, especially true love stories and Nicholas Sparks knows exactly how to tug at a reader’s heartstring. One day I wish to have a small library of my own at my home and all of Sparks collection will definitely be there.

I first read The Notebook his first published novel. This has been one of the most romantic stories that I have read! A very special love and relationship that not many people find these days. It’s about true love story, entire book tells you about true love story, the most beautiful description of a boy meets a girl, and loses her, again find her, then loses her again. Its exactly how every person wants to be loved one day. This book inspired me not only about Sparks writing but inspired me to know what true love feels like. I definitely recommend this book to all and I’ve made my friends read this book.

Dear John is the second book by Sparks which I read. Not everyone who reads this story will like. But I liked this story, its light and it may not be enjoyable to read. This book has a tragic ending, which makes us think not all love stories will have a happy ending. The father and the son relationship is described so beautifully in the novel, it makes one cry. Love changes us forever is what Sparks has conveyed through this book.

This New Year when we played secret angel game, my friends and myself played a lot of pranks. At the end, I was gifted with this sweet story ‘Message in a Bottle’ by my secret angel, my best friend. This book is extremely romantic, very beautifully written and this book truly touched my heart. I loved reading the letters in this novel. I have read the letters in this novel again and again. In this IT era, I don’t find anyone valuing the letters. I definitely long for a letter from the love of my life (when I find my true love) to write me this kind of beautiful letter with all his feelings to me :P.

The letters written by Garrett with all his feelings to his wife Catherine, whose dead; are sealed in a bottle and tossed in the ocean. Inside the letter that opens with:

“My dearest Catherine, I miss you my darling, as I always do, but today is particularly hard because the ocean has been singing to me, and the song is that our life together…”

This book is wonderful, it will make you laugh to glory, cry, and long for love like this. You read this book and you’ll never regret.

A Walk to Remember’ – This book I started reading on a Friday night and next day morning I was done with the reading. It’s a neat book, true love story. When I brought this book, somehow I had a feeling that this book may not be great. But when I read, it’s amazing. The story is about a 17 year old boy and girl despite the difference of their personality. Fate brings two hearts together. When I was reading this book I was just wondering how powerful love can be!

And now whenever I go to Sapna Book House, I have to debate on how many books I should buy in a month. I have limited to buy only 2 books per month and I’ve already got 2 books for this month. One Book I’ve already finished reading ‘At First Sight’. It’s a nice story but not that great story too. It has a tragic ending, a man finds his true love at first sight. Somewhere in the middle of the story, I found myself in place of Jeremy where he gets so frustrated, unable to concentrate on what he's supposed to do, but then when he realizes his priorities in life, he gets back to normal. Sometimes, you just need to speak your heart out with someone who'll sit and just listen.

And the other book, I’ve started reading. ‘The Lucky One’ It’s the new addition by Nicholas Sparks, published in 2008 and it’s a thick book. So it’s a big story, so lots to learn from this story ;-)

I read lot of other books by other authors also. Recently I read a novel by Indian authors ‘Of course I love you… until I find someone better’ by Durjoy Dutta and Maanvi Ahuja. Simple nice story about college life which gives a message to move on in life. Its good to read good books, it gives lot of life lessons. “Jay ho” – Nicholas Sparks!!!