Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Relocating my blog

I am moving my blog to http://bengalurupete.com/blog/. Thought, having a custom blog would be much cooler than this. See u all there.

Friday, April 10, 2009

Astrology and Astronomy

Most of them in this world do believe in astronomy for sure. But there are different opinions when it comes to astrology. Although my knowledge on both is limited, I feel there is some relation between the two.

Moon is influenced by the Earth and the Earth is influenced by the Sun and the Sun by the rest of heavenly bodies of the Universe. As matter of fact every heavenly body is influenced by other in this Universe. Why cant this be same with we living animals? After all we too are made of chemicals just like any other substance in this universe and we are equally part of this universe as any other planet.

So far have not got any answers for this. Please let me know if you have any information on this.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Pursuit of happyness

Once I started to work after my masters life had become a routine for me. Every day leave to work around 7:30 or 8 am and come back at 7PM. Since I arrived at Dallas for my studies I was always worried about some thing or the other and was thinking some day all my worries will be gone. When I was in Bangalore, I was worried will I get admission to University , when I got it I was worried will I get Visa, once I came to US I was worried about what subjects to take and then a job, after that better job it had no end.
One day on my way to office I was waiting for bus at the bus stop. As I stood there I watched a young guy who held a walking stick walk out of the bus, he was little bit mentally challenged too. He came up to me with such a big smile, he took my office ID card looked at my photo and although had difficulties in speaking he said Hello to me and asked me all details about what I do and where I work. Then he patted me on the back with so much of josh, and wished me all the best and left. That day when I went back home I was just thinking, have I forgotten some thing in life? Yes I forgot to live life without worries. Here I was in this world with all the reason to be happy and he did not even half the reasons as I had to be happy but still I was not so happy and he was. The biggest thing we need to learn in life is to be happy amongst all worries.

Friday, August 29, 2008

Google Analytics

Hey guys. Back to blogging after a long period of hibernation.:)
I recently came across this tool from Google called Analytics. Wow... Its really an amazing tool. I added my blog to this and I was trilled to see that people from all over the world have accessed it.
Here is a sample report of it


Not only this, there are lots of other information which you can obtain, like from which city people access your blog, how they find about your blog (search, direct , orkut) , what page of your blog people read the most, and lots more.

I strongly recommend you guys also to use this. Just you will get to know what the world looks inside your blog. Google, you rock dude

Saturday, March 1, 2008

What's Your Blogging Personality?

Your Blogging Type Is Thoughtful and Considerate

You're a well liked, though underrated, blogger.

You have a heart of gold, and are likely to blog for a cause.

You're a peaceful blogger - no drama for you!

A good listener and friend, you tend to leave thoughtful comments for others.

Saturday, February 9, 2008

The day Sir MV blackmailed DVG

Recently one of my close friends sent me an email which impressed me a lot. This is what it says

The real greatness of a city is measured not only by its monuments, institutions and infrastructure, but also by the greatness of the people who have been nurtured on its soil, and who, in turn, have contributed to its growth and identity.

You might know of a road in Basavanagudi called DVG Road. It is named after a man of rare character: D.V. Gundappa. We had written about him in our last column of Snippets, but for those of you who may not remember, we'll repeat a few salient points.

D.V. Gundappa, born in 1889, was a matriculate who started working as a journalist at the age of 16. Two years later, he was publishing his own newspaper. He went on to become a titan of Kannada literature, writing on subjects that covered philosophy and literature, sociology and history.
Those of us who consider citizens' initiatives a modern day phenomenon, should know that DVG was a passionate activist, ever ready to give his time for a worthy cause. He was the moving spirit behind the Popular Education League and the Social Service League. In 1945, he set up the Gokhale Institute of Public Affairs, a forum intended to awaken national consciousness among people. He was also the Founder-Editor of the Institute's journal, Public Affairs.

It so happened that one of DVG's
closest friends was the famous engineer-statesman, Sir M. Visvesvaraya (Dewan of Mysore between 1912-1918). They met often and, over filter coffee and vadais, would have long, intense discussions. Most of their conversations covered matters relating to the state and its development—subjects close to both their hearts.

Sir MV sensed that although DVG contributed generously of himself to the community, on a personal level, his friend lived in near-penury. Wanting to help, Sir MV pointed out that their discussions were invaluable to him in the discharge of his professional duties as Dewan. He would, therefore, like to make DVG's contribution official by appointing him Consultant to the Kingdom of Mysore.

DVG refused to consider the idea. "My vritti dharma (vocation) is writing and journalism. I cannot take money for conversations with a friend", he said. Unable to persuade him otherwise, Sir MV agreed to go along with DVG's decision—on condition that they discussed only personal matters henceforth. A sort of blackmail, so to speak!

For a man of DVG's wide-ranging interests, this was as hard a punishment as could be imposed. And as Sir MV expected, DVG capitulated after a few meetings and reluctantly agreed to be a Consultant. The Mysore Treasury issued him generous cheques at regular intervals. Sir MV felt pleased that his friend was enjoying a few justly earned rewards.

Time passed. DVG died in 1975, about fifty years after the incident which we have just recounted. Amongst his few possessions was a steel trunk. When family members opened it, they were shocked to see a stack of cheques of the face value of Rs 1200, Rs 900, Rs 1400… amounts that would have added up to the equivalent of several lakhs in 1975.

All the cheques were issued by the Mysore Treasury, paid to DVG for his services as Consultant. Not a single cheque had been cashed. Despite the fact that they came at periods when he had suffered dire monetary difficulties.

Sometimes the greatness of a man can be measured not so much by what he does, as by what he doesn't do.

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Test Cricket

In the recent times there has been huge talk going on cricket game and its future. The most commonly asked question is “Why cricket is not so popular as other games like Soccer”. Some efforts are also made to popularize it by introducing the Twenty20 cup.

The question that comes to my mind is why is cricket game compared to sport like soccer when there are so many other games to be compared with. Some of them being Nascar, Baseball or the American football. Which are played mostly by one and only country united states of America. None of the Americans are worried saying that these games are not followed by other countries and no effort is being made to popularize these games in any other country.

For me Test Cricket is still the best form of the game. When compared to the new form of cricket Twenty20, test cricket brings out the best skills for display player than the hit out game of Twenty20. For even today test cricket and the one day international games are very much popular in test playing countries and generates money and also provides entertainment. Cricket is game of patients and skill, which can be seen in test match than any other form of the match.

I would rather say still twenty20 games can never bring the best in cricket, rather it would change the whole cricket game and the actual cricket game would be lost.