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"Why do we get stressed out and tensed in a journey?"

"Why do we get stressed out and tensed in a journey?"

I have a long way to drive from Tambaram to Guindy on a daily basis for work. I love the drive. But when some one says "Tambaram?" and/or "So far!" is a disgusting and discouraging tone, I really want to give them a kick. People should encourage others and never ever try discouraging them in any point of time. Recently a friend of mine was telling me that he felt tensed while in buses. Quite curious, I was asking him why. I told him that let me do a simple research on the topic and try to share with the world too.

This simple research spanned from March 1st 2008 to March 30th 2008, a period of one month in full. There were a number of different parameters that were taken into consideration. A few of them are:

Different Cities [Cities known for thier notorious traffic snarls like Chennai and Bangalore]Different Time ZonesPeak hourNon Peak hourLate NightsEarly MorningsModes of CommutationPublic ConveyanceBu…

Voicing for our 'dumb' friends

Voicing for our 'dumb' friends

Animal cruelty seems to be always on the high at least in Chennai. A few of the different forms are:
Reckless run over of dogs and animals particularly on Velachery - Tambaram RoadNonchalant attitude to animals' difficulty and illnessWe have been discussing about this topic sometime back too over here. Today while travelling from Tambaram to Guindy, I came across an animal shelter which said 'Approved by Animal Welfare Board of India'. I was just curious regarding this institution. I would like to share the information which I found in a quick Internet Search for the benefit of others who can also help prevent cruelty to animals and help our dumb friends.

Websites of Animal Welfare Board of IndiaWiki PageCheck out the websites and let us try joining hands to help the little lovely animals which add beauty to Earth.

The Pride of Bangalore

The Pride of BangaloreBangalore has something more to be proud of as I observed during my recent Bangalore visit. Two things I would like to mention:

1) Unlock Bangalore mission of The Times Group to bring traffic snarls in Bangalore under control.
2) BMTC Helpline to control and check erring conductors who refuse to issue tickets. Now anyone can call the helpline at +9945670171 or their 12667 (Call Center). I saw this message in Metro Digest column of "The Times of India" (Bangalore Edition).

I think these little steps would bring the elegance of Bangalore as a green cool garden city. Sometime back we had a similar discussion on the enhanced safety measures adopted by Indian Railways. You can check out the discussion here.

The intimidating question of "Where do you go?"

The intimidating question of "Where do you go?"

There is a common saying in Tamil or a belief and it is considered an ill-omen when someone asks you "Where do you go" at the time when you are starting out. There are quite a few beliefs similarly like ''A cat crossing the street","A widow coming in front", "A single Brahmin coming in front". When I say ''single'' brahmin, I am not intending a marital status but the number of persons. When there are two or more, it is considered holy. :)

Recently one of my friend emailed me that he is feeling disturbed that when he starts somewhere one of his coworker deliberate ly asks "Where do you go". He apprehends it as a sinister motive query. I checked against a few websites and a little bit of Internet research and consultation with scholars reveals the following.

[Where do you go]
This query is valid only one it is unintentional and inadvertant. Actually there is a voice…

Saturday morning shopping :: Britannia Good Day with Milk Bowl

Saturday morning shopping :: Britannia Good Day with Milk Bowl

I had a quick visit to More for You (formerly Trinetra) Supermarket at Gowriwalkam. When I purchased a couple of Britannia Good Day biscuits, I was actually offered a cool milk bowl. There seemed to be an offer that when you purchase two Britannia Good Day biscuits, there is a sweet milk bowl free with the same.

Just I recalled that a few days back, I have seen this advertisement as part of Sodexho food coupon too. There are some cool good advantages due to this morning shopping:

Britannia Milk Biscuits itself is a milk product. Milk is always holy. Milk Bowl extends the blessing of the Lord one step further. Just thought I would share the news with others so that they can check out with nearest supermarket when the offer is still on.

Happy Eighth Birthday to SitaGita

Happy Eighth Birthday to SitaGita

Years are flying out so fast. My little SitaGita celebrates her eighth birthday today (International Women's Day). It was this day that age (in 2000), she was born (launched) at Apcom computers. I have a unique pride of being one of the development team of Sitagita at 3rdAgenda.

Let us wish her Many Many Happy Returns of the Day. For those interested, also check out our 7th Birthday Post here.

I am authorised to drive MCWG and LMV now...

I am authorised to drive MCWG and LMV now...

After a two month long wait, today I have got my driving license for LMV (Cars) granted by Regional Transport Office (RTO), Tambaram. There is an interesting coincidence of events.

I have applied for the Learner's License sometime during Vaikunta Ekadasi (around December 19). I have taken the Driving Test at RTO, Tambaram an Ekadasi day on February 29. Due to license endorsement delays of my two wheeler license from RTO, Ayanavaram ("Central RTO"), the actual license could be got only on 7th March, 2008. Perhaps you would already read my earlier driving post "A for Accelerator, B for Brake and C for Clutch". Now there is more greater and enhanced mobility achieved, thanks to my Lord Swamiye Saranam Ayyappa.