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Showing posts from August, 2015

Troubling times

Migration - Off late this topic has been haunting my mind like nothing else. Not a day passes without any news of boats "accidentally" capsizing near border ports, trucks and containers carrying illegal migrants found abandoned with dead bodies. It all makes a sickening read yet are major causes of alarm.

Its high time people started debating on human trafficking. One mister Donald has been raising rhetoric on this topic with all the wrong reasons. But at least Trump is honest and forthright with what he feels about this topic rather than being politically correct. Every single major country in the western world has been struggling to contain the influx of migrants and refugees. Immigration has been the single biggest topic of debate on either side of the Atlantic with ruling governments beingat risk of getting toppled on this touchy topic.

The citizens vs migrants debate has reached a melting point and could possibly redefine the next century. It brings to us some very basi…

Paradigm lost to Paradigm regained

Nowadays, as much as the time one spends on his system, be it desktop or laptop, same, if not more, amount of time is spent on their cell phones as well. With ever increasing screen size and never ending stream of newer apps, smart phones are here to stay.

My personal long standing belief is that, at best, mobile tech can be an enabler or a support function to the "conventional" desktops and laptops and will never be able to replace them, as ease of use can never be an substitute for a more encompassing system. Moreover there were always questions on the infra side as well. But all these questions are getting more than satisfactorily answered, with smart phones out beating processing speed of some laptop models and with increasing battery backup facility. Such is their impact that, even the latest version of ERP systems have incorporated social networking and mobile friendly processes in their recent releases, is my long shot of a guess. With increasing man hours being spent…

MI 5 - Rouge nation review

Watching movies in Sathyam theatre is an experience in itself. With its ambience, sound systems and amazing seats even mokkai movies look and feel good. Value for money movie watching experience na athu Sathyamnu sathiyam panravanga pala peru.

Ivlo facilities irukara Sathyamla, saatharanamana English padam paathalay gummnu irukkum. Last time MIssion Impossible 4- Ghost Protocol paathu merandu poitu returned. The sound system was so amazing that I could feel the reverberations rushing across my feet when the sand storm scene was happening on screen.

MI 5 trailerla antha flight scene paathu mersalaaittu paatha intha padatha theaterla than paakanum adhuvum sathiyamlaa thaan paakanumnu oray kurikoloda irunthapo saga makkas booked tickets. Seekramavay poitu maadila irukara ID (Idly Dosai) kadaila sila pala items mukkittu went for the movie.

Padam aarambicha first sceney it was that flight scene. Tom cruise latches himself on to a flight on run way and clings on to it for dear life as it …

Kaalai kodumai - Good morning from Gilsbert

If Gilsbert is there can kodumais be far away... apdinu Beats paadhirunthaalum paadirupaaru. Athenna enna mayamao manthiramo therila..Gilsbert manage to find kodumai in remotest of situations.

It so happened that in the new kambeni that he had joined, his shift timing starts at midnight 8 AM. Since Gilsbert stays at one end of the world and the kambeni located at other extreme, cab comes at artha rathiri 7 AM to pickup saga pulimootais in ara thookam on the way to aapece. Needless to say Gilsbert being the first pickup has to board the cab first.

On that mangalagaramana monday midnight the kadangara cabkaaran came at 6.45 AM itself. He kept on calling Gilsbert to ask for route to his place.

"Cab kaar cab kaar..from Gemini you take the 4th right and come straight..take second left..come straight and take 2nd right come straight...."
Athukumiula straight left right thaangatha cab driver..

"Dei Gilsbert..unakku vazhi therilaina utru..naan vera yaarkitayachum ketu vanthukar…

anney annanney

"Anne..enakku romba naala oru sandhegam"
"Unna en innum corporation nai pudikaravanga pudikalaina...enakkum antha santhegam undu maganay..oru naal illa oru naal naanay pudichi kuduthudren"
"Ada athu illannae.."
"Pinna enna nodhu illanne.".
"lifela munnuku vara enakku oru vazhi sollunganne"
"enda eppo paaru saakadaila oorina panni mathiriye suthitruka..kadana odana vaangi oru thozhil panni pozhachukalamla"
"Adhukku poga poren"
"Paarra...pig piggy bank poguthu...seri seri..nalla iruntha seri.."

Konja nerathula..


"adai mandaiya...ennada aachu..kadan vaanga ponia..illa kadaparaila adi vaanga ponia...enga ipidi thirumbu...moonji erkanvay sattiya kavuthu poata mathiri irukkum..ippo idli adukku mathiri gundum kuzhiyuma irukku...ennada aachu"
"neenga sonna mathiri kadan kekka thaanga ponen..keatthuku adi pinitaanga"
"apdi ennada ketta"

Jaya he

69th independence day.

Varusha varusham ithu onnu vanthuruthu. Intha varusham weekendla vanthuruchaynu feel aagaravangalla I the also there.

Epdi pullayar chathurthi anniki pulayaara nenachukitu kozhakattai saapdramo, Krishna jayanthi anniki krishanara nenachukittu seeda murukku saapdramo, adhey mathiri aug 15th anniki mattum India pathi naalu vaartha polambi, poradi sudhanthiram vaanginavangala pathi naalu vaartha nallatha sollitu, pudhu padam pattimanram tvla paathutu, school pasanga kitta mutaai vaangi saaptu santhoshama irukaratha vitutu edhuku intha postungareengala. Namakku topic kedaikarathu vaalu release mathiri naalu varushathuku oru vaati thaan nadakuthu. Kedachatha miss panalaaaammooo.

Do we really worth celebrating this day? Nammala maathiri oru worst people irukka mudiyuma, for being so ignorant and careless about those who really mattered for this country. We take so much effort to celebrate our cricketers, movie folks, politicians, the level of hero worship that we take…

Unmitigated Risk - Kalayavana of corporate world

Mahabharatha is one epic that is older than time yet couldn't be more contemporary at any point in time. The stories in Mahabharatha has many lessons for the corporate world and my favourite of the lot is the one involving Kalayavana. Though Krishna is the undisputed hero of the epic in its entirety even he ran away from a battle with Kalayavana. Such was his might and so were the boons bestowed on him that, neither Krishna nor any person from Yadava clan could win against him. For Krishna, Kalayavana was a known critical risk, who was unmitigable. Yet, the strategy which he planned to succeed that risk is the learning from the story.

Knowing that an attack to Mathura, his capital, was  imminent, even before Kalayavana could mobilize his armies, Krishna set forth in building a new capital on a secure island. By the time the siege started, he cleverly transported all his citizens and soldiers to the new place and ran away from the battlefield. The story eventually ends with the dea…

Art of communication

I forgot the name of the author. Either it was Devadutt Patnaik or Amitav Ghosh. Both of them put in interesting view point based on our epics. In one of the article there was an interesting angle on Gitopadesam. The intent of the article was something else. But I found that thought process intriguing. Krishna when he preached the gita to Arjuna, at the same time Sanjaya was relaying the same Gita to Dritharashtra. While Arjuna grasped the crux of it and went on to win the war, the incumbent king, blinded by jealousy over his brother and love for his kid, chose to ignore the essence of Gita. Despite having been the third ever person to have been blessed with the recital, despite having the ability to understand the slokas more than any of his contemporaries, he didn't call off the war. Gita was perhaps the last ditch attempt by Krishna to stop the war. While he used it to urge Arjuna to take up his bow, he probably hoped that Dritharashtra would become enlightened by the verses an…

Age of the interface

One common attribute shared by corporate biggies of the current world - Facebook, Airbnb,Alibaba, Uber - is that they own no content. I read an article about this topic and was pretty fascinated by the thought process that went behind these companies. If anybody had told me prior that, they have a tool that can sell me anything and everything under the sun, without owning a single piece of stock in material, knowing the success reaped by that idea, its really difficult now to give an honest answer as to what would've been my original response. Not only these companies created a seismic change in their domains but the ripple effects had far reaching impact on peripheral industries as well. Einstein might've been tempted to quote "the industry didnt play dice" with these ideas or probably it was all one big sheer co-incidence. But the symbiotic relation between smartphones and apps is a case study in itself. They wish well for each other, for their own growth and …