The website http://www.whopopular.com/ enumerates and lists the top and eminent personalities from the various countries of the world. Here are the top eminent personalities from India (snapshot taken on 19th September 2010 2345 hours Eastern (New York) time)
Ilayathalapathi Vijay tops the list from India for actors section. Kudos to Vijay. Super thalaiva! From actresses, Kajol Devgan, Mohammed Rafi from musicians feature on the list. It is noteworthy that (Late) MGR features the list in the politicians of repute and should be significantly observed in the eve of upcoming General Elections for the Tamil Nadu assembly.
A few words from my favorite Shivaopasana mantra The most nectar-sweet sloka is Sri Maha Rudram and that too with the fine blend of Uma Mohan's voice and music. Just thought in the eve of Purattasi month eve I would share the few starting words from Shivaopasana mantra for the benefit of this world. And the most lovable word I love is 'Tryambakaya'. For some reason I like it so much. Get this widget | Track details | eSnips Social DNA
Purattasi 1 (This Day 2010 That Age 1999) :: Tenth Anniversary of Weekly Temple Trips
It was when just after graduation in 1999 that I had a dire hunger to achieve something. It was when in 1999 just after graduation that as a fresh grad I was looking out for a job. It was when in 1999 when there was a transition from a college grad to looking out to support my daily bread and butter. It was when in 1999 just I got the divine renaissance that a temple trip should be made more regular like Christians have a weekly and a more regular Sabbath. The divine blessing that seeded the divine thought of visiting Sri Parthasarathy temple every Saturday. And particularly on Purattasi saturdays I ensure a dawn to dusk fasting (again copied from Islam where they have a dawn-to-dusk fasting in the month of Ramadan)
With this fond memory I dedicate this post to the Lotus feet of the Lord. When challenged by situations where there is a business travel intervenes I ensure Lord visits me during this per…
With phishers and vishers growing innovative in designing pages as much impeccably similar to the original the original websites should start helping their users in every possible way. Just observed that Yahoo has a concept called Signon Seal wherein you can setup your signon seal.When you arrive the Yahoo signon widget this would get displayed and you can rest be assured that it is a bonafide signon page. If your signon seal does not appear then most probably you are on a phisher's website.
It is a debated salutation in email. We have the habit of always using the salutation of 'Hi' in our emails. The word 'Hi' is too very formal and sometimes in spiritual terms also offers to spread a bit of negative waves. Phonetically you can observe that 'Hi' sounds similar to 'Bye' (which means bidding adieu). On the other hand, a salutation with 'Dear' brings people closer ('nearer').
Let us say a 'Hi' to hi and bid adieu ('bye') to it and say 'Hello' to 'Dear' making people to come nearer and closer.
We had a famous advertising organization called DoubleClick.net sometime back. Many of you would have observed that the links would be like ad.doubleclick.net. However, it was acquired by Google and now the URL would go as http://www.google.com/doubleclick/.
Today whilst casually browsing the internet I found a website called DoubleVerify. You can view this website here at http://www.doubleverify.com
Adobe Flash demonstrates an excessive greed in terms of CPU load and memory as Chrome Task Manager indicates:
Microsoft: Wake up fast and give Silverlight a bit more momentum to rescue poor innocent users from this fleecing demon. I hate these buggy Adobe products. Already many have ditched the Acrobat Reader in favor of FoxIt Reader which is small and promising.
I was watching the movie Baana Kaathadi today which was starred by Atharva (debut), son of (Late) Murali, the famous Kollywood actor. Though at the broad view it resembles a movie without a deeper story line on the contrary it is otherwise. A few of the observations I would like to share it under:
The way the observations and morals mentioned here might be little bitter or rather more bitter than a bitterguard. Nevertheless let me also share that a bitter-guard is good for health and elixirs were (are) never sweeter either.
Not to judge the people immediately on the first sight. This is applicable to our female fraternity very much. They are carried over by infatuation with false and fake personality who are then driven upto and beyond carrying or miscarriages and sometimes that makes them to succumb to and people need to carry them to their eternal rest place.The cops as usual demonstrate their callousness in just filling up their FIR book…
In this 'connected' Internet world we see time and again a problem like IPv4 addresses are in steep shortage and there are being efforts to upgrade the networks to IPv6 ones. You can check out the wiki page here. Sometime back I see a post from Anya Deepak as 'Naam gum jayega'.I believe the new discovery on 'Lavenia' should fill this gap.
Pudu Pudu Arthangal -- A befitting movie with a moral story for the current timeline
Yesterday I had an opportunity to view a movie Pudu Pudu Arthangal in a channel. I admit it is a little old movie of the year 1989 from the film house of Kavithalaya. But it contains a time-proof moral story for a peaceful family.
The story circles around two aggrieved souls -- Rahman (singer) who is being haunted by the plundered with the incessant missiles of suspicion by his spouse. His spouse' had a greatest love for him but was too possessive. Nothing wrong but it went a little astray. Sithara, for whom, the film was a maiden venture was an unfortunate soul whose spouse tortured her in immoral trafficking. The film goes on how they venture out and then they united.
The most impressive was the Fernandez couple of Goa (Sowcar Janaki and Poornam Viswanathan) for an unrelenting love and romance to each other even at the ripe ages. The excellent music tracks of this movie are:
'Lavanya' is a true pure sanskrit word indicating 'grace' and 'beauty'. Being a friday afternoon whilst casually surfing around the net, I found out a variant of Lavanya as a girl name in Latin.
Latin Word: Lavenia
"The Woman of Rome"Alluring and Exotic Beauty of European mythology'Lavenia' also earns her pride of a gentle and a tragic character of William Shakespeare's "Titus Andronicus". In this juncture I do recall a similar story by Munshi Premchand in his 'Nirmala'. Variants of 'Lavenia': OliviaLivinia LaveniaLuvenia Lavina Lavena[Source Courtesy: www.parents.com]
Income Tax Raids in India :: Is there some one like 'Kokkarako' Kandasamy?
The most striking news in India now is seizure of 27 lakhs of tax evasion in top notch organization and high circle individuals. Even when this amount goes to the treasury the next tier of alligators with political hoodlums adoring the administrative gallery would start preying upon it.
I am trying to see if Kandasamy film comes true and some one could release funds direct to the public. And more I really want
All the fake identity images and so called state representation figures be brought to limelightCops are kicked in their butts as the start of the movie.I don't mind with a little comedy trailers like Vadivel taking bath with the water force in custody.
Beyond worldly bestial pleasures :: Lavanya Deepak (redefined) Not sure why there is so much craze towards satiating the bestial worldly pleasures and a avaricious aggressive greed and desire towards that cursed objective. Is the world becoming so very mean and materialistic. Nay. I am not sounding pessimistic. But a few headlines in Dinamalar today made me write this post. Some of the deep distress troubles that haunt our society now are: Credit Theft -- Some one does the work and toils and some one else enjoys the fruit and magic at the sweat of the arse of the toiling soul.Workplace and other harassment of womenhood.These LD pages had been voicing its opinion from time immemorial against these social stigma and maladies whenever there is an opportunity. Just thought I would share my viewpoint about this 'Lavanya' and 'Deepak' which had been an eye-sore for a few. If 'Lavanya' is the 'Jeevatma' then 'Deepak' should symbolize 'Paramatma' …
Every IM has a feature that you can add yourself as an IM contact and keep. It may sound meaningless though but has subtle latent purposes that it serves.
Quickly test the status messages and quotesA ethical conscious message that 'I am my best friend' to reinforce the self-confidence in us.Skype seems to be a thorn in this path by throwing an error like below.
Government of Tamil Nadu seems to have staunch helplines to curb child labor in any form. But the state capital itself demonstrates the distressful image of tender tiny tots being deployed as sales and marketing agents in its majestic streets. Thanks to Dinamalar for bringing out this social stigma to the limelight.
When I was trying to view http://www.tnchildlabour.tn.gov.in/ so that if this could be brought to their attention there was another horror awaiting at that end. The website itself is suffering a downtime. See both the images in the slideshow below.
Today morning I had an interesting turn of events. Some mysterious junkie was playing around my mobile with weird 'information solicitation' and also pretending to call from my previous organization. But he could not travel any longer since his arse got opened out very soon proving himself as a potential Visher.
I can not disclose anything beyond this point since investigations are in progress. A multipronged investigation and a dragnet has been setup for the attacker. So anytime 'encounter'. Stay Alert!
When you want to appreciate me run away. When you want to suggest, chide or scold me I host you a red carpet welcome
I normally have an attitude that I love people who send me constructive criticisms rather than just appreciations and praises. When one praises me let them be sure and prepared that a flattery is sniffed and get a kick on their arses back, unless and otherwise it is true. For the past one week or so I have been receiving steadfast criticisms, healthy arguments for me to correct my views and vision and to improve. The message that my pace of corrections that I am putting forward in various quarters are too slow and at snails pace was succinctly evident.
I am really honored by the blazing arrows showered and I feel that it gives me the bliss of Gangaputra Bheeshma getting the bunch of showers from his great grandson Parth (Arjun).
Thank you for bestowing on me the divinity. Thanks for vesting on me the unique pride. Thanks a ton for encouraging. Great many thanks for mak…
The Growing Trend of Patronymic and/or Matrimonial Names
Most of the websites that offer registration would ask you for 'First Name', 'Middle Initials' and 'Last Name'. The 'Last Name' is known variedly in many places. Western countries have something called 'Family Names'. For example like 'Lloyd Williams', 'Laura Williams', 'Dane Williams', 'Jessica Williams' might be a 'Williams' family with Lloyd and Laura as spouses and Dane/Jessica are their son and daughter respectively. In our country we normally have 'Father's Name' as initials. The first name then becomes 'Given Name'. And after marriage the girl's patronymic name gets morphed into the matrimonial name. 'Jessica Williams' when getting wedded to 'Jack Thomson' becomes 'Jessica Thomson'.
I just got hold of a Wiki article which explains about this in real good length. Just thought of sharing the same …
Lord Ganesh gearing up for the ten day Sri Vinayagar Chaturthi celebrations
With just two days for the Ganesh Chaturthi festival, the city (and the country) is getting colorful with a lot of different Ganesh idols of different dimensions adoring the city. The one below is near Kaiveli junction (Velachery - Tambaram road).
Vernacular vehicular number plates -- 'No! No! for security reasons'
The metropolitan city of Tamil Nadu which also enjoys the coveted position as the state's capital also has another feature -- People sometimes demonstrate extreme attitude in displaying tamil numbers for vehicle plates. See the following example (from Dinamalar):
The vehicle has been apprehended by the cops yesterday night during the patrol. The following were the issues with the trip: The vehicle belonged to somebody else and this guy had borrowed it without having proper vehicle registration, insurance and/or driving license info. [Offence 1]The number plate is non-standard. In the case of emergency, there is no way for anyone to quickly report this offending vehicle to the control room.The vehicle had been promptly towed off to the police station. We appreciate the endeavor of the beat constables in ensuring a prompt action and their humble endeavor in nipping off this bad habit right in the bud.
Bejewelled like a bride. It is my CD-library's pride
Sometime back we saw about the music album of Uma Mohan over here. My library got a couple of more albums from Uma's team. They are:
The Divine Chants of Rudra The Divine Chants of MahalakshmiThe other albums of the Sacred Chants series is already an excellent renditions by Uma and her team. You can also visit her divine website at http://www.umamohan.com/ and every page in her website has a melodius devotional background music being rendered. Most of her albums are available in Amazon for ready ordering. Or your local audio store should be having her divine collections too. I would recommend these CDs for everyone mandatory collection in their library. I have embedded the flash code from their website below so that you can get the beautiful rendering right here and seek the divine blessings of Lord Ganesh.
I have been using http://www.inbox.com/ for a long time since 2004. They do have a new domain called http://www.crawler.com/ since 2006. I also remember that by default signups outside US and Canada just get 2 Gigs of storage space. But in 2007 they had a photo album contest. Being a winner of the contest I got 1 Gig storage space added to my account.
Just wanted to share another interesting feature of Inbox.com. You can login to Inbox.com by just giving the username (though they stipulate firstname.lastname@example.org). Also you can login to your crawler account from Inbox.com homepage but you need to specify @crawler.com too. The vice-versa applies from Crawler.com. I believe by default the domain name is appended when you attempt to signon without giving the full email address.
Not longer than we saw a discussion about quality of Bharti Airtel over here, Google wants to add its comments on its. While you view https://www.airtelcallhome.com/, Google Chrome addressbar puts a danger icon to it because there are contents downloaded from non-secure pages. See screenshot below.
You might have observed placards in vantage points of our highways like 'Accident-prone zones. Go Slow'. Interestingly that section of the road would be quite clear devoid of complex highways and ambient lighting. The road would also be perfectly bitumen-topped. So from where on earth is this section succumbing to traffic hazards? The most nearest cause of this might be a negative (black) energy that is haunting this place.
When some one dies in an accident the subtle body of the deceased is angered by it and possesses the place. It keeps growing its circle by creating more such accidents in that spot. Building memorials at that spot would only increase the distress of the subtle body thus accelerating the trouble even more.
Someone wrote me an email a few minutes back on what exactly the cops in India are upto when there is so much workplace harassment of women? This is really a very broad question. Not to involve in a much of chagrin but just thought would share a few things that our cops are really 'busy' with and which makes them to shriek their moral responsibilities.
Disclaimer: All the bullet points below are sourced from various websites in Internet except for point number (3) which has a vouching of real incidents from me.
Attend to the household chores of their supervisors like buying vegetables, making their dishes, taking their dog for a walk and accompanying their kids to the schools. [Courtesy: Pokkiri movie]From dawn block traffic for that stupid VIP who is going to cross the stretch only around dusk. [Courtesy: Vivek Comedy from an unknown Tamil film]The cops can be easily purchased by affluent persons. [Courtesy: My own encounter with an unscrupulous middle man…
When you have a few minutes of time it would be better to spend it on constructive activities. One such constructive activity is solving little puzzles and enhancing your linguistic skills. There is a cute web-based Hangman came available from http://www.thefreedictionary.com/, which you may want to give a try.
I would really like to thank our kitten since it was she who introduced this feature on the website to us long time back. Why am I mentioning it now? Just recalled and shared it as a credit.
There is famous idiom which goes "If you pay peanuts you would end up getting monkeys". The most recent incident I got to confirm on this is through Airtel Call Home. They have a proud advertisement of 1¢ per minute to most of the countries. However what you get is truly the following:
Choppy qualityFrequent call drops and disconnectionsPrivacy Frauds 1Mega FraudAnd don't ever think calling and complaining Airtel CustomerCare would elicit any concrete action. We already discussed this attitude of Bharti Airtel over our other case-study.
The efficient way to handle the cross border terrorism and infiltration in India
We all but know that our politicians are just but unscrupulous nuts who would do anything to grease their palms, build their wallets and satisfy their bestial instincts. The other grave issue that we are facing is the cross-border terrorism and infiltration at our borders. I was just thinking that we should retract our armed forces from the borders and dump all the politicians along the borders. That way we have the following advantages:
The stench emanating from the smelly politicians would strengthen the borders.The way these politicians would start bargaining with everyone would bring their face to the limelight that even the terrorists would shun contacts with them. The nett result: Secure BordersThe politicians are just chatterboxes without much productive creativity. Since our mission is to get everyone dumped on the borders and the way they would start giving press releases would fill the war field …
This year 2010 had been a little hectic on Saatvik and we can see increase in Tamas, Rajas levels beyond normal tolerance thresholds. Sri Kalahasti witnessed a crash of its gopuram. Two other temples developed cracks in their historic temples. They are:
On a side note, this incident also brings to the forefront my another flirting with Sri Ranganatha. Due to a few illicit low profile people's weird and crazy moves over a distant-family feud there were interesting developments when there were accusations on the Lord itself. The move diagnolly superimposed on the fact because one of the opponents were voicing his opinion over Ayyappa in a much disgusting and clandestine fashion. One of the open curses against Rangan…
Blogging is now quite easy for anyone (for those who are not tech-savvy either). Google Blogger by default makes the timezone as 'Pacific'. Wordpress might default to New York time. So next time when you start a new blog or when you logon to your blogger dashboard ensure that you take a moment to set the time displayed for your posts. Don't worry. Your existing posts would automatically get recalibrated to display the correct time.
It would be easier for you on a later date to quickly locate a particular post.
If you had an opportunity to visit Google Homepage today (http://www.google.com/)* you can see a lot of colorful balls making the Google logo. However unlike normal festive logos this one was not clickable as the moment you hover the mouse over it the same goes off. I have recorded a quick video of the same for the benefit of everyone.
*Regional Google pages do not display this. Hence if you are being redirected to a regional page you may need to use the NCR trick to visit the primary Google page instead.
Sincere thanks to Ford Chennai reply that came in a few minutes back that the number of issues that we highlighted them over here have been addressed. It looks like their techno-business team had been working along the issues that we pointed on their website.
A few more are lingering upon still on the website but they are minor cosmetic issues. The BlueBerry Recorder had been very helpful in me recording the issues on Ford India website and for them to quickly narrow down on the same and fix up them.
Ford. You made it. I love you! Appreciate Ford Chengalput team for following up closely and getting them sorted out real fast.
The time wheel spins really fast. It was just as if 6th September 2009 and now the clock ticks 6th September 2010. We are dedicating it to the Lotus feet of the Lord to get His showers of blessings for a peaceful bliss of life. And sometimes the true love builds a dam to the word of expressions. Hence I humbly admit that the previous sentence is empowered to convey our jubilant messages.
A small video to dedicate to the Lord and typically singing the glory of Time that we would need to ensure every moment is dedicated unto His divine service.
Woo Hoo! Another celebration time around the corner. Come September 5 and it is celebrated all over India as Teachers day, a token gesture of gratitude to our beloved teachers who shaped us to this point now. Historically, teachers day is the birthday of Sarvapalli Radhakrishnan, one of the former presidents of Indian Union. You can also check out a list of teachers day across the globe over here.
Sincere thanks to the author of LoveLavs for inspiring me with the awesome Teacher's Day post. Emulating my most current guru, here goes my humble list of teachers that I could recall.
English: Mrs. Meena Suresh,Mrs. Millie Amon and Mr. Shahul HameedTamil: Mrs. Sundaravalli, Mrs. Susheela and Mr. SundararaamanMaths: Mrs. Mahalakshmi, Mr. Suresh KumarPhysics: Mrs. MercyChemistry: Mrs. Sarada Sankaran, Mr. Prakash (VIT)History and Geography: Mrs. Santha MadhavanComputer Science: Dr. Kalyanaraman (VIT)My Colleagues and Gurus: The Kitten ('Prathiba Venkatesan') who d…
"3 out of 10 women are harassed at workplace everyday" All the cries and proclamation of National Commission for Woman in India are just humbug. Going by the things of women harassment in workplace sexually and mentally by lecherous bosses is ascending alarming limits. The latest bollywood movie 'Hello Darling' trailer carries the caption (as titled to this post too) in the first of the movie. I believe similar to the statutory warning 'Smoking is injurious to health', all organizations should be pressed to display warning boards at vantage points like "Warning: Flirting would end up to be lethal on your career and you" Just a quick word to those lusty bastards, from the words of Ilayathalapathy -- "If at all they just are headed and infatuated towards flesh, they should head towards an abattoir or a butcher shop where pounds and kilograms of flesh are available readily" [Sivakasi (Tamil) Movie]
If you have a good music companion you are never alone. I recall the response 'Sindhu' gave to 'JKB' in Sindhu Bhairavi to his query 'Are you staying alone?'. She replied 'No. I have Yesudas, Balamurali, Kadiri and JKB everyone staying with me (in the form of divine music)'. Just thought I would express this whilst sharing the beautiful musical rendition by Uma Mohan and Gayatri group. I remember this group from my earlier download of 'Mahishasuramardhini' in an elegant remix.
I have shared a song over here. In this particular music the contributing artists are ten in number. See image below. So do you expect a loneliness or boredom even in dream?
For oft, when on my couch I lie In vacant or in pensive mood, They flash upon that inward eye Which is the bliss of solitude; And then my heart with pleasure fills, And dances with the daffodils.
Indian names wrapped up into a US-friendly names
Many a times we see typical US names from known Indian organizations. When they serve the western world in order to ensure that the customer's do not find difficulty in spelling out the hard Eastern names they change it. I recall this trend from my previous organizations too.
Sambasivam (3rdAgenda) was having his email address as email@example.com [Email would not work as organization is no more]Srinivas Thirunagari (C S Solutions Inc) is now Sean Nagari. [LinkedIn Profile here: http://www.linkedin.com/in/tsrinivas]I did recall a recent one from Zoho Corp team now. Not able to recall instantly now.
I recently came across an innovative service called 'TwitterFeed'. It helps you to update your Twitter and Facebook with the recent blog posts. It is quite simple. Create an account through a federated signon service like OpenID. Your favorite Google Account should help you get started through. Authorize TwitterFeeder to access your Twitter account and provide the necessary RSS URLs of your blog.
And every one hour your blogs would be monitored and new posts would be updated to the Twitter. I believe it supports Facebook too.
Worldwide today is celebrated as Sri Krishna Janmastami. Let us celebrate this occasion to rejoice and celebrate our Lord Krishna. Here is a small song in Tamil that praises a lullaby for the kid Krishna and also makes a gesture for His awakening to the reinstating of Dharma in the world.
ஆயர்பாடி மாளிகையில் தாய்மடியில் கன்றினைப் போல் மாயக்கண்ணன் தூங்குகின்றான் தாலேலோ (2)
அவன் வாய்நிறைய மண்ணை உண்டு மண்டலத்தைக் காட்டியபின் ஓய்வெடுத்து தூங்குகின்றான் ஆராரோ ஓய்வெடுத்து தூங்குகின்றான் ஆராரோ (ஆயர்பாடி...)
பின்னலிட்ட கோபியரின் கன்னத்திலே கன்னமிட்டு மன்னவன் போல் லீலை செய்தான் தாலேலோ (2)
அந்த மந்திரத்தில் அவர் உறங்க மயக்கத்திலே இவனுறங்க மண்டலமே உறங்குதம்மா ஆராரோ மண்டலமே உறங்குதம்மா ஆராரோ (ஆயர்பாடி...)
நாகப்படம் மீதில் அவன் நர்த்தனங்கள் ஆடியதில் தாகமெல்லாம் தீர்த்துக்கொண்டான் தாலேலோ (2)
அவன் மோக நிலை கூட ஒரு யோக நிலை போலிருக்கும் யாரவனைத் தூங்கவிட்டார் ஆராரோ யாரவனைத் தூங்கவிட்டார் ஆராரோ
When we sleep people normally advise us to avoid 'North' and 'South' directions. The following are the reasons:
With head towards 'North' there is a belief that an inclination to the magnetic axis of the Earth may diminish our mental tranquility and productivity levels.The South is dedicated towards 'Lord of Death' (Yama) and hence with our head towards South means challenging the longevity of our life.The most correct and recommended directions of sleep are 'East and West'. Recent spiritual researches conducted by Spiritual Research Foundation are guiding that 'feet' towards 'West' (and hence 'head' towards East) is the most beneficial direction spiritually. Check out more details from here. The positive frequencies with the God help us greatly in this direction.
Trends of westernization (on the masks of globalization) can be disastrous in more ways than one. Some of the customs that we adopt are just increasing Tamas/Rajas more.
Background Info: During one of the direct in-person 'war' in my previous organization I had an unique opportunity to blast a middle manager in my defunct previous organization.
Interestingly the way I blew him up was so very harsh and if I describe it verbatim here, Google Blogger would consider this as a 'ToS violation' whereas the then CEO (Srinivas Thirunagari) who has radical thoughts completely was in consensus to my view. He was infact mediator absorbing my allegations and filing everything possible under the offender. In fact he was under a 'suspension' for a few weeks too pending investigation and his colleague was fired. That was a gesture of victory to the truth. There are two ways to standby to protect the Dharma. Either take the Gandhian A…