Just Emkaying: September 2008

Sep 30, 2008

what a bad hair day!!!

Really had a tough day...was just back from home in the morning..Somehow the auto guy fleeced me 300bucks!!! Not a guy to argue with auto walas, I was on the verge of a fight today first thing in the morning...

then came the bike..the horn went Kaput..Got fed up trying to correct it and in the process got late for work..

Then came the saliva spitting bus..I overtook a bus and somebdy felt it was the right moment to spit out..while I was checking what the F, the bus vanished and so were my chances of whacking someone. To top it all one of my favorite boss in office had his last day at office today..so there!!!

Some snaps from home at 6.30 in the morning!!! 

Phew..anyway its a brand new month. Have been very active on linked in..catching up on everyone..asking questions and stuff.

Am looking forward to a good month (Puhleeeeeeze GOD!!!)

Till ma nxt...

Sep 25, 2008

MTV Roadies audition...

Talk about confusion man... MTV Roadies was in Bangalore on sunday..and guess what ? I missed it!!! And the best part was My company was a part of the promotion!! 

Yep Garnier Fructis was there at the audition and ma friend and colleague was there and chatting and all with everyone..Told me it was cool

Was watching the auditions and prelims on MTV today...somehow I am not sure that I could face Raghu..though I can bet I would enjoy it the most. Just thinking of putting up some smart ass performance makes me all enthu about it.. But I know am not hte fun care free cool lazy bugger I was a couple of years ago.

People who know me will tell you that I am at my best in a crowd of friends. otherwise I can be a real pain..REAL pain. I can be hip and crap at the same time..And I have absolutely no Idea why am going on and on about myself. Blah!!!

By the way one of my buddies was expecting this post to be about him and his social life!!! The hype we created around it was really high..Man was he tensed ;) Any way chiil man its not about you!!! 

Sep 17, 2008

Fight against Terror

Hi Past few months we have been seeing so many terror attacks, not only in India but also across the globe. We have had blasts in many countries, but one stark contrast is that majority of these blasts have happened in countries where

1. Have adopted the policy "An eye for an eye, makes the whole world blind" so lets talk it out

2. Have adopted the policy "An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth" so lets give these guys a taste of their own medicine.

Were countries have aadopted policy 1 there has been  comparitively lower powered serial blasts every now and then. Countries adopting policy two have faced superpowerful blasts( like 9/11)

Terror networks arise from weakness and insecure people. They arise because of Some overtly psycopathical religious fundamentalists.

Whenever one individual gets these  S.O.P.R.F (Some overtly psycopathical religious fundamentalists) feelings he picks out his weakest targets. There he drills till he has enough money support to recuit another SOPRF. And so on he has an army of weaklings and insecure people.

Terrorists claim to be strong and brave...bullshit.(willing to kill innocent people by blowing urself is not Bravado) They are weak minded people who dont have the guts to come out and fight in the open against the armed forces. They think and hit and run is brave. Its like mice scurring around.

To a large extent we have created these terrorist armies. How you ask? Well for one majority of these people were from poor backgrounds and with lot of dreams, But we intend to keep these people there and crush their dreams by not opening up to them. They are then motivated and turned anti social, half because of our attitude towrds them and half because of those SOPRF's

Remember every stomach gone hungry, every tear fall, is a cry for help. Its up to us to either help or let SOPRF's help them and brain wash them. And use them against society.

Friends, open your hearts and minds...recognize what you can do to nip these terror network in the bud. Dont wait to be a hero by spotting someone placing a bomb somewhere. Be a hero by doing what it takes to fight terror everyday..

To a safer society..to a safer life..to a happier day in the life if every human..


21 Advice to keep cool

Received by mail from a dear friend

ONE. Give people more than they expect and do it cheerfully. 

TWO. Marry a man/woman you love to talk to. As you get older, their conversational skills will be as important as any other.

THREEDon't believe all you hear, spend all you have or sleep all you want.

FOUR. When you say, 'I love you,' mean it.

FIVE. When you say, 'I'm sorry,' look the person in the eye.

SIX. Be engaged at least six months before you get married.

SEVENBelieve in love at first sight.

EIGHT. Never laugh at anyone's dreams. People who don't have dreams don't have much.

NINE. Love deeply and passionately. You might get hurt but it's the only way to live life completely.

TEN. In disagreements, fight fairly. No name calling.

ELEVEN. Don't judge people by their relatives.

TWELVE. Talk slowly but think quickly.  

THIRTEEN. When someone asks you a question you don't want to answer, smile and ask, 'Why do you want to know?'

FOURTEEN. Remember that great love and great achievements involve great risk.

FIFTEEN. Say 'bless you' when you hear someone sneeze.

SIXTEEN. When you lose, don't lose the lesson.

SEVENTEEN. Remember the three R's: Respect for self; Respect for others; and Responsibility for all your actions. 

EIGHTEEN. Don't let a little dispute injure a great friendship.

NINETEEN. When you realize you've made a mistake, take immediate steps to correct it.


TWENTY. Smile when picking up the phone. The caller will hear it in your voice.


TWENTY- ONE. Spend some time alone.

Sep 16, 2008

My journey so far

Part 1 : Beautiful Bahrain

Was born in Bahrain. Schooling in Asian School and Indian School (5th and 6th), WAs a member of Kannada Sangha. Was more in the category called unkown!!! Lots of Friends from Kannada Sangha. Most are in Bahrain, or in Mangalore(India), Bangalore(India)

Part 2 : Incredible India

Moved down in 1996 to further my education. Was in Little Rock Indain School. (7th to 1oth) The the next large chapter was in Poorna Prajna College, again in Udupi District. Did my PU, Bachelors in business management. I wanted to be an architect but somewhere in between I got frightened of Science. I had a good academic record, but still opted for a comerce degree(Science was the craze back then)

Wrote my CAT exam. Scored a good 83 percentile (93 % in english, 36% in Quants!!!) and ended up in a new MBA college at Udupi..ICFAI National College. I didnt know why I was there after all my mega dreams of being a Brand manager, but somehow managed to bag 5 national awards, and the best intern nationally from the university!!!

Now after a short stint in advertising and in a Marketing company (as a Sales incharge, of all things!!!) Now I work for Loreal( ya it sells cosmetics. No its not an insurance company). Still in search of ma goal in life and a companion too....

fee fi fo fum, hey life here I come!!!


Sep 14, 2008

Audition sudition Blah!!!

Finally its over...the audition I mean. It was kinda cool..But undoubtedly I was not at my best. Very Very Rusted as per the good old days when we were colleges.

It started of with a video shoot introducing ourselves. Some questions were asked.

Then was the GD. Again as usual a contrversial topic. To Get out our opinions.

Then came the most important question. Who out of the other 7 would you want to take with you on to the show. Followed by who you wouldnt want to take with you..

Some of the qustions I was asked.. And the answers I gave. And the answers I should have given in other circumstances

1. If you got 50,000 to slap a guy, how many slaps would you give the guy?

My Ans: I wouldnt slap at all, I wouldnt harm anyone physically

Should have: I would probably slap him as much s humanely possible, then share the bounty with him, and taken few slaps myself maybe.

2. If you got a bag full of money with an id proof, what would you do?

My Ans: I would take half the money, send the remaining back to th concerned person.

Should have: Take the money, scoot as far as possible. 

3. If you need to give a sexual favor to your boss to get promoted would  you do it?

My Ans: No. It wouldnt last very long. (promotion I mean)

Should have: If my boss was attractive, maybe...;)

4. If your a helpful guy, you should have been doing social service..

My Ans: Once I win the money I will give money and time to any social cause

Should have: Who told you I am not doing social service right now?!!

5. You dont look Physically fit to do any adventure activity like para gliding or tight rope walking

My Ans: Its all in the mind, if your mentally strong, you can do anything.

Should have: You dont look physically fit to wrestle or get into a boxing ring yourself!!!

But Though I would have given the should have answer's in any stress interview in my good ol days, somehow I was very honest in what I have said. I may sound politically correct, thats what I would honestly do. I have given Gold chains back when I found them. I have never hit anyone to save myself!!!

I was trying to emphasise that I am very different from Others, and that I could only prove it in action not in words, however that dint come across I think.

However soneone did say that they would take me along to the show, given a chance, Because that though I appeared silent I was the most different guy among everyone there!!! Phew!! At least someone noticed.

But somehow I am disturbed..I dont think I am the same spontaneous, smart ass kid I was..Very worrying, Any way lets see what the results say. Not that I am expecting anything surprising.

Maybe in the future then...


Sep 13, 2008

Interesting things to do at Office

Here Goes


1. Reach the office half hour late. Remember early bird gets the worm. Believe me you dont want to eat a worm for breakfast

2. As soon as you go, pile up your desk with files, papers, and stationery. Gives the cubicle a "work effect", just in case your boss passes by.

3. Check the coffee machine. Its gotta be working properly. Dont take chances. Have a full cup of coffee to make sure the coffee machine is working properly.

4. Google the word "Iworkatacrappyplace", check out the answers. Mail a copy to all.

5. Take a trip round the office. Check if everyone has arrived and is feeling well. Find out whats happening in Suzy's uncle's house with the new dog coming in.Social networking is very important to feel belonging

6. Check the coffee machine again.

7. Check the pantry too.

8. See if you boss wants to know what a swell guy he is. If he is, tell him so. Use "Fantastic", "leader" and "Phenomenal". Tell everyone the boss is in a bad mood.

9. See if the paper rocket you made out of three different brands of newspaper can actually cross the entire office.

10. Take a lunch break

11. Take your lunch

12. Take a leak

13. Talk to the new girl in the office. Make sure she is comfortable. Help her around. you gotta help your neighbours right?

14. Throw a tantrum on how the people in the office dont value good work, and that they need to work harder.

15. Take a coffee break.

16. Play "pinball" with the "guys"

17. Time to leave early due to work stress. Ask neighbour to cover for you. They should feel privileged.


Audition tommorrow!!!! Aaaghhhh help!!

All of a sudden am getting all jittery about tom audition. I do know what am gonna do. I mean like whts gonna happen and all. I have been to stress interviews before, have been screwed and come out of it too...but hell this is national tv man!!


Imagining lil ol me in a sea of youngsters...jumping over each other..fighting to get into a reality show. Frankly I don even know why I applied, apart from the fact that I want to get away from my current boring life..Do something different, challenging. I havent told many that I am even auditioning, maybe 3 4 guys. And I am sure not many are gonna read this blog anyway so no probability any more are gonna know.


Hey even MTV Roadies is up in Bangalore for Auditions. Maybe worth a try. I'd love to get into that interview with Raghu!!! But somehow at 23 I feel old already. Maybe I should go in for a brain scan just to see if everythins alright. Bet the CT scan machine would burst!


Heard Roadies is gonna be in Australia mate!! Isnt Australia the continent with most of the dangerous animals/reptiles in the world? Like the Black widow spider, the Mamba (snake!!!), lots of sharks and crocs (thanks to Jeff Corwin, may his soul RIP) Am not sure of the mamba, check it out anyway.


Phew thats a lot of confusion in ma head...I need some sleep. And a vacation...and a 50% salary hike, maybe a nice car and a flat...

There I go again!!


Cheers guys...tom is the big day!!


Ganesh Darshan

One of the Ganesh idols I got up and close to was at Raj sir's place today.(I think it was the only one I got to this year!!!)


Just a snap





Sep 12, 2008

Saving all my love for you.....

Way back when I was a small kid in Bahrain, the radio was a common music player at 7.30 in the morning. The beautiful songs that used to play back then are so much embedded in my heart and soul that now I am trying to get them on the net. The following is a beautiful song called Saving all my love for you by Whitney Houston...here it goes

A few stolen moments is all that we share


You've got your family and they need you there.

Though I try to resist being last your list


But no other man's gonna do -

So I'm saving all my love for you.


It's not very easy living all alone


My friends try to tell me find a man of my own.

Bur each time I try I just break down and cry


'Cause I'd rather be home feelin' blue -

So I'm saving all my love for you.


You used to tell me we'd run away together


Love gives you the right to be free.

You said: be patient

just wait a little longer


But that's just an old fantasy.


I've got to get ready just a few minutes more


Gonna get that old feeling when you walk through that door.

'Cause tonight is the night for a feeling all right


We'll be making love the whole night through -

So I'm saving all my love


I'm saving all my love



I'm saving all my love for you.


No other woman is gonna love you more


'Cause tonight is the night that I'm feeling all right


We'll be making love the whole night through -

So I'm saving all my love


I'm saving all my love



I'm saving all my love for you - for you - for you.

The song itself  here 

Audition For A REALITY SHOW!!!

Hi guys!!!

NEws NEws...The profile I sent for a reality show got selected (I think?!) and I got a mail for an audition on Sunday...hmmmmmmmm

Am all confused now..am I all excited about the show and am I trying to play cool... Or is it that I am cool about it and am trying to look excited. I don know much about the program itself as I got only a  rough idea..Adventure, Hindi, Humor seems to be the key words.

Lets see..Don know what am gonna do there...what if they ask me my most embarassing moment..I never had one..
Or maybe tell me a joke??!!(sounds corny to me)

I really cant prepare for all these things. Just a go as you are maybe. Like what I am is What you get!!

Chalo, ye be dek lete hain!!



Sep 10, 2008

5 things to do when you wake up on a workday


1. Switch off the mobile as soon as you get up. You dont want people calling you in the morning and asking u stuff that can disturb your inner peace...(people could be bosses, colleagues..etc)

2. Relax. You have just got up. Work can wait. Dont pressurize urself in to waking up if feel like sleeping more.

3. Check if you feel feverish, jaundicish,headacheish etc. Work can only add to these troubles and have long term effects on your companies frontline. (u dont want that to happen,now do you)

4. Take your time to see the good things in life. My favorite is CNN IBN and ESPN.

5. Prepare for your day. Plan out your schedule. Saving time is of utmost importance to catch that 7:15 movie at PVR...


Me and ma number 5

Just found out...ma lucky number is 5..and somehow its there all around me!!!

mob numbers: 99**** 1005, 99****5805
Vehicle number 4025
PDA model 527 (also adds up to 5)
house no 25
BDay 14( adds up to 5)
no of awards at a all India level 5
the time is 11:45!!!

gotta search for more now!!!

Whats going on....?!

Just another one of those days...when ya go into deep thought..

Wondering whats going on..some nut cases are blasting nutrons and all..some guys debating why they should be the next president and how best he can attack a few more countries for petroleum.(aka iraq if u dint get that) somewhere in our country some guys are screwing the happiness of both farmers and Tatas..why dont they just say tata anyway..

And then again we come down to a small little art of blore were little ol me sits and rakes his brain on what to type!!! I feel like snails are moving in slow motion in my head..nano slow is more like it. I did watch Phoonk today..man the best movie I ever saw. I mean have your everseen such a comedy horror flick ever? ;)

Lifes gone kaput past few days..don know whats going on..gotta get something soon before i burn out to non active brain!!!

To tommorrow

Sep 7, 2008

ASUS Experience!!!

Hi, I had recently bough an Asus PDA, in Sangeetha. During the time many of my friends suggested to go for a more popular model, like N series or an HTC. But zara hatke that I am I went ahead buying my ASUS P527 PDA after much research and deep study( Rs 17000 spent had to be bloody well worth it!!!)

Strangely a fortnight ago, the fantastic music headphone went kaput!!! absolutely no sound in the headphone.. I took it to Sangeetha who were prompt enough to direct me to the ASUS service center. But the service center was closed and they had shifted to a new location.

Today I had been to the service center, Man it was an awsome place; unlike your crowded, "we are the best " Nokia centres ( Incidentally I still Love NOKIA!!!) it was very cool, well presented and had a nice couch too. I went ahead and told them the issue, they wrote down the complaint, and in 5 min....

GAVE me a NEW HEADSET!!! in 5 min!!! can you believe that?! It felt really good. most centers would have it sent for checking and all that but this happened so fast, I was really surprised. Man looks like ASUS has got a fan for Life!

ASUS is actually a manufacturer for mother boards of laptops and computers. The mother boards that go into your HP's and compaqs are from ASUS. Now they have come out with Laptops and PDA's. And beleive me they sure do look awesome and worth the money. Am really looking forward to the new launches coming up this month end..with the first 128 MB ram PDA. WOW!!! looks great..lets c what it turns out as!!!


Sep 6, 2008

Making of the Ganesh Idol

When I had been home, my Dad told me the story of how Ganesh idols used to be made way back...around 35 years ago.

There used to be a old man who used to make the idol in our famil home. He used to come around a month back to our home and stay there. He would collect clay from the nearby forests.This clay would then be immersed in water for a week or so to make it soft. The clay would then be pounded for a number of days using a pestle making the clay soft enough to be moulded.

Over a period of days the idol form would come to shape. This would happen over a number of days where the kids of the house would watch in awe. Once the idol was ready, the colouring took place. For colours, the artist would collect different type of stones, which he would scratch against each other, after making them wet. The entire idol would be painted using colours from different stones. BUT the eyes would never be painted till the last moment.

Just before the pooja, the eyes would be painted in. This would take place to ensure the idol retained its purity till the last moment. Unlike today were the idols are sold on the road without any care about its purpose. Now I am not being a religious purist, but this is just to narrate the process.

The same person would come every year and repeat the same, and this would bring a different feel alltogether to the entire festival. Such Artists are rarely found today. The Artists have shifted to more of look and style rather than the purity. ITs a show more than a festival...OR so It looks to me...

Lets hope we still have these pure artists still, and encourage them if we ever come across them..:)

till then

Ganapati Bappa's 108 names


Came across this interesting sight of Ganapati Bappa. Check out the link which has all the details of Ganesh...http://ganapati.club.fr/annexe.html


"Wholesale GAnesha"!!!


Topic of the season has been around Environmental concern over Ganesh idols and spray paints harming the environoment. Fair enough. But somehow I couldnt help but observing some down trends in the way we celebrate our Ganapa festivals.

Earlier Ganesha Chaturthi used to be a month of family fun and good spirit..the whole family getting together and celebrating with gusto. Cheering loudly, bursting crackers...Kids running around your feet. Elders Discussing family issues..Women folk preparing "chakulis and laddoos" for good ol Ganapa... In all Fun. From the past few years this trend has changed to "one day Chaturthis, with bring the idol, pooja, submerse." Feels like "lets get it overwith" kind of attitude. Many families have either discontinued it (which I think is gonna be a major Ganapa upsetter as per scriptures) or are trying to.. Strange. We never had a ganapa at our home, at least as far as I can remember. But my love for him never ceases. with or without idol.

Why? Hmmmm I don know for sure. But I thnks its got to be with nuclear families coming up, the importance of culture and family values dissapearing. I somehow had this feeling that all these festivals were acctually initiated years ago to keep families together, show them the right way, build inner strength and confidence n peace...Well I don see that happening any more

Surprisingly this year has been the year of Wholesale GAnesha and not wholesale "Loud Cheers of Ganapati Bappa Moraya" I have seen huge number of Ganpas for sale, nut very few processions of Ganeshas. Even back at my village there minimal festivities...Inflation?? I dont think so :)

I wanted to put multiple snaps of all the Ganeshas that I have seen, but Have seen so few that I had to write these comments on the festival. Any way, AM sure Ganesh ji wont mind, he has a big heart after all.
Heres praying for a better world, more common sense for humans, better times for the poor, happiness and love to all...
Oh yeah and more readers for my blogs ;)!!!


Sep 4, 2008

Am Baaaackkkk!!!

Hey its been a quick trip home and back...back to the same monotonous life in Bangalore!!! Well as promised some beautiful ( I Dare say so!!! ) snaps from back home, were theres so much greenery ud think we were on another planet. So here goes...

Well actualy wanted to put a lot more but the climate was damp and I dint want to catch a cold. Any way will have lots more to say later so will be back with the next post!