Go India!!!

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We won!! Yes. We did it. We beat Pakistan(again) in a Cricket World Cup match. Cheers to Indian Cricket Team and Sachin Tendulkar… πŸ™‚

Yesterday, on the occasion of India vs Pakistan cricket match, semi-final, I bet at least 90% Indians were watching the match. In my city, Pune, the roads were empty. Hotels, restaurants were empty. Roadside vendors of Vada Pav and other junk food saw a profit like never before. Nobody had their dinner till the match was over.

We realized how hungry we were once the match was over and Sachin Tendulkar was announced Man of the Match. πŸ™‚ So we got our bikes on the road at around 11 PM and we were surprised….. we were surprised by the sheer size of crowd on the road. Nearly everyone was out of the homes, celebrating, busting crackers, shouting, dancing. Road was full of guys raving their bikes with loud horns, flags of India, shouting, cheering.

We joined the bikers… we went shouting cheering honking in the night. At one place, where MacD is located (everyone was suddenly hungry like us πŸ˜€ ), the crowd was double of what I had seen earlier. Police were trying to control the traffic. Normally, at 11 PM , the roads are empty. Yesterday, it was traffic jam everywhere. And Police weren’t really stopping anyone or monitoring the bikers. They were just trying to prevent any accidents from happening.

I am really glad I lived to see this day. πŸ™‚ India has won before, but I do not remember feeling like this.. πŸ™‚ May god bless Sachin Tendulkar his wish of winning a world-cup for India. Amen.

block’s writer

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“You are staring at a screen, blank screen, a screen that will make you write a (blog) post. You know that you hope someone will read it,but you can’t be sure. But it doesn’t matter, because you will be writing.”

Have you seen the movie Inception? If not, then you might not understand the above statement πŸ˜† (like you understood the movie easily πŸ˜› ). Anyway, here I am with white badge on my forehead with “Writer’s block” written in gold bold letters. I don’t even know what to write after this line. πŸ™‚ How miserable one can get?

Looks like I have to do Inception on myself. But will it work? They say true inspiration is impossible to fake. Well, there are a lot of fake things out there, this is just my own blog. Why can’t I just write whatever crap that comes to my mind? Hmmm , that is an interesting question. But then what is use of writing stupid stuff like this? Just to fill pages? I seriously hope no one is reading this because they are gonna hit me after they finish reading! (if they ever survive πŸ˜€ ). Things can’t get more serious than this. A blogger writing anything that comes to his mind at the time he is writing. But that is how things work around here, right? I mean, people (bloggers) write what they think about things (most of the time) on their blogs and readers read it (and comment sometimes πŸ˜‰ ). But, there is a difference. Bloggers are supposed to write interesting stuff and not just fill their pages with random text like this. Though there is no rule about it, one should be mindful of reader’s patience (which he/she might have run out on already).

So all said (and written), I will try to stick to my Post a Week 2011 resolution. I just need some direction. So if anyone has any ideas that might give me something to write on, I will be very very very thankful for it πŸ™‚

Cheers,
Sudarshan

I am alive!!

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Yes, sometimes you should stand up and shout to the world, “Yes, I am alive.”

Sometimes you shouldΒ  open your eyes to look at the world and say, “Yes, I am alive.”

Sometimes you should clear your ear and listen to the world, “Yes, you are alive too.”

Yeah, I know. Pretty lame for a philosophical touch, eh? Never mind.Β  πŸ˜‰Β  I just wanted to say, “Yes, I am alive”. Some people know it by heart and some know it by gtalk. And some just guess it because they know I am smart enough to be alive so far.

So thanks for waking me up Reema. Looks like Sakhi has given up trying to make me write something πŸ˜› . And hey, still “I am alive” does not guarantee of any future posts or blogging or anything ok?Β  πŸ˜€Β  πŸ˜€Β  πŸ˜€

Just pinging… ping ping…. Fruity, Nita, Xylene, Priyank, Yawwwnnnn ohh its 2.30 AM

 

FOCUSING on PROBLEMS and FOCUSING on SOLUTIONS

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The Difference between FOCUSING on PROBLEMS and FOCUSING on SOLUTIONS

Case # 1 : When NASA began the launch of astronauts into space, they found out that the pens would not work at zero gravity (ink will not flow down to the writing surface).

Solution # 1 : To solve this problem, it took them one decade and $12 million. They developed a pen that worked at zero gravity, upside down, underwater, in practically any surface including crystal and in a temperature range from below freezing to over 300 degrees

Solution # 2 : And what did the Russians do…?? They used a pencil.

Case # 2 : One of the most memorable case studies on Japanese management was the case of the empty soapbox, which happened in one of Japan ‘s biggest cosmetics companies. The company received a complaint that a consumer had bought a soapbox that was empty.

Immediately the authorities isolated the problem to the assembly Line, which transported all the packaged boxes of soap to the delivery department. For some reason, one soapbox went through the assembly line empty.

Management asked its engineers to solve the problem.

Solution # 1 : Post-haste, the engineers worked hard to devise an X-ray machine with high-resolution monitors manned by two people to watch all the soapboxes that passed through the line to make sure they were not empty. No doubt, they worked hard and they worked fast but they spent a whoopee amount to do so.

Solution # 2 : But when a rank-and-file employee in a small company was posed with the same problem, he did not get into complications of X-rays, etc., but instead came out with another solution.

He bought a strong industrial electric fan and pointed it at the assembly line. He switched the fan on, and as each soapbox passed the fan, it simply blew the empty boxes out of the line.

Moral
* Always look for simple solutions.
* Devise the simplest possible solution that solves the problems.
* Always focus on solutions & not on problems

Note: Got this text as a forward mail, but still its speaks nothing but the truthΒ  πŸ˜€

Addictions

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Have you ever tried using StumbleUpon ?

Its damn addictive!!

Addiction is a strong word. Its the word which changed lifes of two people. Well, not exactly…. but this is what they said to each other….”.. its becoming an addiction….” and then it really became an addiction for lifetime.

Am I making sense? No? Oops!! Someday, I will elaborate about it. Till then your guess is as perfect as anybody else’s.

Just try that stumbleupon once, I doubt there will be very few people in the world who won’t like it.

Cheers

WordPress 2.7 Hurray!!!!

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The brand new WordPress 2.7

WoW Wow WoW

O.o Β  WoWΒ  o.O

That was my reaction to the new interface of WP 2.7.

Its cool, simple, well organized, with new features and as usual easy on eyes.

I can go in details of it but don’t have much time to blahΒ  blah, lots of work pending with two one and half hour meetings.

Sigh!

Cheers

P.S> What do you think about new WordPress (2.7) Dashboard?

Vote!!!

Somehow…….

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Somehow, I am not exactly sure about it, but “a thought” rung my doorbell.
After greetings and introduction, it declared purpose of meeting. Agenda was to persuade me to write a post. At least a “few lines post” on this blog.
I plainly refused and argued with thought saying,”I don’t have that much time to spare, to do it justice.”
The thought smiled and asked,”What do you mean by ‘do it justice’?”.
I sat up straight in my chair and explained, “See, if I post something I will expect people to read it. Once people read it, they will comment. And when they comment, I have to keep track and reply them accordingly. Now, if you haven’t noticed it earlier, this requires good amount of time…..”
The thought picked a pencil on my desk and started observing it with keen interest. After a few silent moments, it looked up and said simply,” May be you are not supposed to do it every time.”
Now it was my turn to ask for clarification, but the thought answered my question before I let it out.
It said, ” Just let people know you are still there, Suda, this time just write whatever you feel like writing the moment you open the editor. And lets see what happens then.”
I clicked the mouse to call up Firefox and said,” Yeah, you are right. Reema keeps reminding me that I have a blog of my own. πŸ™‚ And she also thinks blooging is good for my health πŸ˜€ “
The thought patted on my shoulder while getting up and walked to the door where it turned to wave goodbye. I waved back and said, “I hope you would not mind if I mention you in my post, would you?”
With a warm smile the thought left closing the door with sharp snap.

I woke up and found myself in dark. The clock ticked 2.30 AM.

Today, while writing this, I hope I ‘meet’ few more ‘thoughts’ like this one tonight and get some more ideas. In the meantime, make sure, my readers, that my blog is alive, and God knows I may be able to join you sooner than I have planned.

Cheers and Love
Suda

P.S>  πŸ™‚   πŸ™‚   πŸ™‚

Equation for life => “Life = Love Β± Logic” (Also Celebrating 10,000 hits)

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Life Love and Logic recently crossed 10,000 hits. Cheers πŸ˜€ I am very glad I hit his milestone!!!

Looking back in to archives, I found very few posts which are good enough to be called memorable. But I always intended this blog to be personal and not dedicated to some special cause.
Why I used this name? Honest answer is “I don’t know myself”. When I thought of this name, it just fitted in my “philosophical” nature and as usual I never looked back once I decided to use this name. The name “Life, Love and Logic” contains three important things for a human being.
If you ask me, love and logic are most important things to form and lead good life.

But I don’t think anyone can form a fixed equation for deriving life.

Logic is way of thinking about things. It is common sense, ability to conclude things, ability to calculate things, ability to take decisions depending on the situations (e.g. deciding dodge in time when someone throws a stone towards your head!!! πŸ˜€ ) and many things. Defining Logic is as simple as the process of using logic itself.

Love? Do I need to define it? Love is love and its the second best feeling(or relation or whatever you call it) in Life.

I have derived an equation for Life, and its

Life = Love Β± Logic

Why its not simply Love + Logic or Love – Logic?

Let me make myself clear. Lets take an example.
Consider a situation where there is thief armed with Rampuri Knife in one hand and he is trying to rob your best friend. (I assume you love your best friend).

So, we have,
* You love your friend
* Your friend is in danger
*You are the one who can save him if you try
* Thief is dangerous and armed, so he can harm you easily

And now, Logic says
* Rampuri Knifes very harmful!! (If you see Hindi movies then you must have heard about it)
* You have your job, family, life, career at stake if you try to save him.
* There is no need to act as hero, mummy always taught you to keep yourself out of trouble and safe.
*Blah Blah Blah……

But Love says only one thing,
* Go to hell with your Logic, it time to act NOW. Go and throw that thief out of the window!!!!

So we can derive,

Life (of your friend) equals to (your) Love(for him/her) minus (your damn) Logic

But there can be other situations too.
Most common situation is , you have got an opportunity to go abroad for an important work which can give your career a (much needed) boost. But your girlfriend is not happy about leaving you and living without you for so many days. Ok, consider fiancΓ©e instead of girlfriend for convenience.

So Love says,
* Don’t you dare to leave her alone, how she will live without you.
* You will be getting married in few days and still you are obsessed with your damn job?
* Flying abroad onsite is not important than her.
* Blah Blah Blah……

And here Logic says,
* Some things need to be done on time, if you go on-site now, your career-horse will be miles ahead of it would be without going there.
* If she loves you then she can understand the importance of this opportunity in your life.
* Afterall whatever progress you will make, it will help both of you in future.
* More Blah Blah real facts…..

Here is the newly derived equation

Life (of you both) equals to (her) Love(and patience for you) plus (your damn) Logic (if you are competent enough to use it)

So finally we end up conflicting our own conclusions. And this leads to simple more convincing derivation for Life and that is

Life equals to Love plus/minus Logic (still its damn, I agree)

Well this is how I see Life. There are many perspectives of life. And please note that this is one of the many ways to percieve life. Sometimes solutions to many difficult and complex problems lie in simple Logic and common sense. And sometimes you never understand what went wrong with things.

So I will end this post with my usual slogan
Life is not as simple as it seems……

:) A Happy Birthday Post!!! :)

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I woke up early today. A little too early because watch was showing 7 o’clock. I tried to stand up and walk but *extreme headache* blinded me for few seconds. Damn cold!!! Supporting myself I walked to big mirror we have at our flat. And guess what, I thought I am looking little older today!! (I know I already look older than my age!!) I remembered its my birthdayΒ  πŸ˜€ So I said Happy Birthday to Mee and Grinned ear to ear like this -> πŸ˜€

A surprise morning party with you-know-who as special guest was waiting for me when I got ready for office. (As my friends considered the case I am ill and need to sleep last night and they postponed mid-night party to morning) Too much surprise πŸ˜› (Bad habit of predicting things by following clues πŸ˜€ I had already heard few lines when they were planning but I pretended to be ignorant :P)Β  But I am happy. Afterall its my birthday and I have nothing else to do other than bearing with damn headache and keep smiling face for friends and accept their wishes.

its a hard work hiding the real pain but I don’t mind.Β  Should I?