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.

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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?

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