Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Looking back at 2010 Resolutions

1. Never pass anything on about another person that will hurt them. Followed it for the most part but looking back at the last one year, I sure have scope for improvement.
2. Plant at least one tree.
3. Visit an orphanage and spend time with the kids.
4. Sleep under the stars.
5. Overcome the fear of change.
6. Spend a romantic evening with someone special at Bella-Ciao – This will happen soon enough ;)
7. Get one of my clicks published in some good magazine or website. – Not yet, did not even take that many good pics this year! :(
8. Sit on a deserted beach (alone or with someone close) and enjoy the star lit sky.
9. Smile at strangers. – I do that almost everyday now.
10. Do the right thing no matter how badly it hurts.- Same comment as 1. Can improve…
11. Take my parents on a vacation abroadtried that but they are not ready to come as of now. So still pending.
12. Play in the rain (did that when I was a kid; now time to do it as an adult!)
13. Buy a pet dog (White Labrador) as soon I start staying on my own. – Maintaining a dog in US is more expensive than maintaining myself, so this will only happen once I go back to India.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Random thoughts - 10/24


The most compelling reason which made me to sit and type this is that, my blog has been deprived of words for over a year or so. I remember how enthusiastic I was when I started this blog and how passionate I used to be to update it, but off late... (I do update it with photos, but for any words)

I don't want to repeat the cliche, "dint get time" or "was busy with work", I don't think it holds good. “If you don’t want to do something, one excuse is as good as another.” In other words, if you’re NOT doing something, what does it matter why???

Anyways, had been pondering all day about what to write and lot of things came into my mind like the quote "Life is too short to have the same experiences over and over again..." but when I was about to start writing about the quote, I happened to watch a movie on youtube called "Nammukku paarkkaan munthiri thoppukal".

It's a romantic movie by the famous director Padmarajan, by romantic I don't mean the usual feel good ones. This movie is the love story between an upper middle class Nazrani Solomon (Mohanlal) and a girl Sophia (Shari) from the lower middle class neighbourhood. The CHARACTER of the movie is played by Paul (Thilakan) as Sophia's father, the amount of hatred that viewers feel towards that character shows how successful he was in depicting that role. As you might think now, its not about the usual class division or any other trivial issues based on which 100's of movies have already come. Its a very strong movie with intense emotions and feelings. I think its the best malayalam romantic movie I have ever seen. A very strong movie by all means. Viewers discretion is advised though.

Random things that I read about today:
Google has been secretly working on a project called "Google Cars" for past couple of years. Google cars is all about making the cars smart enough to drive themselves without any human intervention. Apparently, there are lot of Toyota Priuses which has been running on the road in CA and together it has logged almost 140000 miles (Of course there were drivers in the car to take over if something goes wrong) but it seems like we could see self driven cars in the near future. The cars were fitted with lot of sensors, radars, cameras and all the data captured by these devices were sent back to the Google datacenters where it gets processed. Then it sends back the instructions to the cars. Sounds cool but not for me, whats the whole point of all the Audi's ,BMW's, Merc's etc if we cant drive them... Major *dislike*

Read an interview with John Sculley (Ex Apple CEO & before that Pepsico CEO), the interview was about Steve Jobs. Well, John Sculley is the last person to have bossed around Steve Jobs and he was the person whom the Apple board of Directors chose as the CEO as against Steve Jobs. The man himself admits that it was a major mistake by the board of directors to have chose him against the designer/inventor of all times (He must be quite some man to admit that, hats off..) take from the interview "Perception leads to reality and if you are going to create a reality, you have to be able to create the perception...."

Off late am feeling so lonely :( sad I know!!

Count = 40

References:
http://finance.yahoo.com/career-work/article/111102/being-steve-jobs-boss?mod=career-leadership
http://the99percent.com/tips/6842/99-excuses-for-not-making-ideas-happen

Saturday, October 9, 2010

The Serenity of Autumn - NorthShore Drive, MN


"The Serenity of Autumn....."

Monday, October 4, 2010

Lutsen Mountains, MN - Fall 2010




Fall is the season when every leaf turns itself into a flower.... Lutsen Moutains, MN

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Near GoldenGate Bridge...

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Sunset @ Minneapolis

Monday, September 6, 2010

Alleppey Backwaters

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Lone Cypress Tree


The Lone Cypress Tree, 17 Mile Drive, California!!!

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Nature at its best - D way I see the world...


Taken at Rest Well Inn, Tomah, Wisconsin!!!

Monday, August 2, 2010

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Saturday, July 3, 2010

17 Mile Drive, CA

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Lake Tahoe, CA

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Sunday, May 16, 2010

"Sometimes in life we are so selfish, making ourselves comfortable that we forget the people who are left a little behind......"


"Sometimes in life we are so selfish, making ourselves comfortable that we forget  the people who are left a little behind......" - Washington Street, Pella, Iowa

P.S: Please click on the image to view the original version, it has been compressed in this view and doesnt look proper...

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Monday, March 29, 2010

Solitude - D way I see the world...


"Solitude is painful when one is young, but delightful when one is more mature...." - Albert Einstein

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Experience Matters - People through my eyes...


Maniyante Amma - An helping hand to our house since our grandparents days...

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Faith - D way I see the world...



"We walk the life's journey seeing the light at the end of the road, that's the only hope which we have. But we really don't know, what's waiting for us around the corner. There might be obstacles, which might shatter us. But it's all about faith, seeing the unseen and hoping for the best....."

This new year 2010, I was walking happily looking at the light ahead. Had a wonderful 45 odd days. But then came the sudden surprise around the corner. It shattered me, tore me apart and am yet to get out of that. "FAITH" that's the only word......

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Friday, February 5, 2010

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Saturday, January 16, 2010

The Journey - D way I see the world...



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Thursday, January 14, 2010

Absolute Innocence - D way I see the world...


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Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Colors of the Nature - D way I see the world...


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