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Friday, September 19, 2003
It Seems Yesterday!

It seems just yesterday.. It seems just yesterday
When I winked the first light out
And Heard the first thud !

It seems just yesterday.. It seems just yesterday
When school came across me
And on the walls that we stood!

It seems just yesterday.. It seems just yesterday
When I quit pencil and picked up Pen!

It seems just yesterday.. It seems just yesterday
When I struggled to balance the cycle!

It seems just yesterday.. It seems just yesterday
When Dewali was meant to Crackers
And Friends to play!

It seems just yesterday.. It seems just yesterday
When we smiled those smiles
And walked those gaits..!

It seems just yesterday.. It seems just yesterday
When farewell stood between me and school

It seems just yesterday.. It seems just yesterday
When Seniors frightened juniors

It seems just yesterday.. It seems just yesterday
When mass bunks and nicknames were studies

It seems just yesterday.. It seems just yesterday
When you attended that last lecture.

It seems just yesterday.. It seems just yesterday
When Campus interviews ruled classrooms..
And proud counts of offers.

It seems just yesterday.. It seems just yesterday
When Buisness Card bore me! Proud

It seems just yesterday.. It seems just yesterday
When you fly for the first time..

It seems just yesterday.. It seems just yesterday
When your passport has no paper leftÖ

It seems just yesterday.. It seems just yesterday
That you spent more time with parents

It seems just yesterday.. It seems just yesterday
Such an unpretentious being that I were,

  - Aravinthan.

Posted at 09:26 pm by aravinthan
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Tuesday, September 16, 2003
Humour - Death hour 11 am every sunday!

Death hour 11 am every sunday!


Here  was this case in the hospital's Intensive Care

ward where patients always died  in the same bed and on Sunday morning at

11 a.m.,

regardless of their medical  condition. This puzzled the doctors and some


thought that it had something  to do with the supernatural. no one could


the mystery.....  as to Why the  death at 11 AM?


So an world-wide expert team was constituted and they decide to go down to

the ward to investigate the cause of  the incidents. So on the next Sunday

morning few minutes before 11 a.m., all doctors and nurses nervously wait

outside the ward to see for themselves what the terrible phenomenon was


about. Some were holding wooden crosses,prayer  books and other holy

objects to ward off the evil........ Just when the clock  struck 11,....




Jhon, the part-time Sunday  sweeper, entered the ward and

unplugged the life support system so that he could  use the vacuum


Posted at 02:30 pm by aravinthan
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Sunday, September 14, 2003
14th Sept 2003 - Not a Good Day

SMK Ė A leader who travels by Bus! A former MLA from Tamil Nadu! A gandhian by principle!

Yes, it was around 5.30 AM today 14th Sept 2003, and my phone was ringing. Awakened by an untimely call, we woke up to hear the demise of Mr. S M Krishanan, a family friend of ours. Our Acquaintance dates back to a decade, time provided this great opportunity to meet him, when he was helping lots of social organizations and common ppl.

A person, we would be missing for the rest of our life. A man of a character with unquestionable honesty and straight forwardness, a Gandhian by principle, and a human who lead, a most modest life in Chennai. You could never imagine an MLA to be so modest and so straight forward and still be in politics. Yes you heard it right, he was elected as a Member of Legistlative Assembly from the Tambaram constituency. But when you speak to him or when you see him, he would look so simple that you would never admit that he was an MLA!

I have never come across such modest political leaders who donít even own a car and travel by bus. (He is currently in charge for the agricultural sector of Tamil Nadu Congress). Call him any time, he is there to help his fellow human beings and make their life peaceful. He has 72 years of experience in this materialistic world, where more than 50% of his life was devoted to social service. A freedom fighter who has actively participated from the Gandhian times.

Lots of things can be said about this great person who lived the Gandhian principles in its truest forms.

Sir, you have left us with those moments that you have spent with us, I could still hear your voice and the pats that you gave me.

You may not be living with us anymore, but those moments that you have spent with us will be guarded heavily in our hearts for the rest of our life.

Thank you God for providing us the opportunity to live along with such great people.

India! You just lost yet another great son of yours.

Jai Hind.
Mail : n_aravinthan@yahoo.co.in
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Posted at 09:45 pm by aravinthan
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Friday, September 12, 2003
Reading the Greener Pastures on the same side:

Hey.. you know one thing, Amit has got an offer from Miscrosoft.. itís the  paradise for the software professionals! Once you get into it.. you are in heaven.. there you have great facilities .. a rack of chocolates, dry fruits, in each personís cabin.. a flexi time, can choose to work from home. And a gr8 sal package! Cant even compare with any other company! See what we are having.. a dirty cabin, no GYM, Swimming pool.. nothing ya.. a very somber place with no fun..!


I used to compare what I am doing(with some of my gr8 friends who were doing gr8 things).. when some of my friends are flying high.. but then after some deep thinking and analysis (actually after I finished the ďseven habits of highly effective ppl Ė by Stephen R CoveyĒ), I realized my goal is something which ďI need to set and achieveĒ and not by looking at other gr8 ppl and follow their foot steps.


One thing I feel currently, is getting satisfied with what one has is a great boon to live peacefully, but if you are already content with what you have, there is no growth for improvement and you become stagnant..  but to strike the balance between the two and to find the right thing for oneslef.. is a trick  in itself..!


So If we start to look not only the disadvantages of the current position in life, but also the advantages and other grrener things that are associated with it. With this vision we would at least be able to choose the right thing for us and decide whatz good to us ! and proceed in that direction!


Is this how one has to lead his life.. I donít know yet.. but I feel itís a secure way to lead oneís life towards some target!


Am I rite! Or Am I too confusing! Put in your comments!

Posted at 03:50 pm by aravinthan
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Thursday, September 11, 2003
Childish !!!

Just moving out of my personal experience and stuff to.. to more towards Humour! So enjoy reading this tooo!


TEACHER: Why are you late?

 WEBSTER: Because of the sign.

 TEACHER: What sign?

 WEBSTER: The one that says, "School Ahead, Go Slow."


 TEACHER: Cindy, why are you doing your maths sums on the floor?

 CINDY: You told me to do it without using tables!



 TEACHER: John, how do you spell "crocodile"?

 JOHN: "K-R-O-K-O-D-A-I-L" TEACHER: No, that's wrong JOHN: Maybe it's

 wrong, but you ask me how I spell it!



 TEACHER: What is the chemical formula for water?


 TEACHER: What are you talking about?

 SARAH: Yesterday you said it's H to O!



 TEACHER: George, go to the map and find North America.

 GEORGE: Here it is!

 TEACHER: Correct. Now, class, who discovered America?

 CLASS: George!



 TEACHER: Willy, name one important thing we have today that we didn't


 ten years ago.




 TEACHER: Tommy, why do you always get so dirty?

 TOMMY: Well, I'm a lot closer to the ground then you are.



 SILVIA: Dad, can you write in the dark?

 FATHER: I think so. What do you want me to write?

 SYLVIA: Your name on this report card.



 TEACHER: How can you prevent diseases caused by biting insects?

 JOSE: Don't bite any.



 TEACHER: Ellen, give me a sentence starting with "I".

 ELLEN: I is...

 TEACHER: No, Ellen. Always say, "I am."

 ELLEN: All right... "I am the ninth letter of the alphabet."

Posted at 08:58 pm by aravinthan
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I was just wondering as to what this world is doing! Why we were born, what we were upto and things like that.. suddenly a mail came to me describing the economics!

Saw that you wud know how I wud have felt after reading that!



World Economics !!



TRADITIONAL ECONOMICS You have two cows. You sell one and buy a bull. Your

herd multiplies and the economy grows. You retire on the income.



INFOSYS ECONOMICS You have 2 cows. You put both of them on the bench. And

hire another to do the job.



TCS ECONOMICS You have 2 cows You tell them that only one will go to

onsite. You ask both of them to fight for the only H1B Visa. Both of them

die after fighting.



HCL ECONOMICS You have 2 cows You milk them only for 24 hours on just 7

days a week. They run away.



WIPRO Economics You have 2 cows You train them for two months on how to

milk themselves. Then you ask them to pull bullock carts.



INDIAN ECONOMICS You have two cows. You worship them.



PAKISTAN ECONOMICS You don't have any cows. You claim that the Indian cows

belong to you. You ask the US for financial aid, China for military aid,

British for Warplanes, Italy for machines, Germany for technology, French

for submarines, Switzerland for loans, Russia for drugs and Japan for

equipment. You buy the cows with all this and claim of exploitation by the




AMERICAN ECONOMICS You have two cows. You sell one and force the other to

produce the milk of four cows. You profess surprise when the cow drops




FRENCH ECONOMICS You have two cows. You go on strike because you want three




GERMAN ECONOMICS You have two cows. You reengineer them so that they live

for 100 years, eat once a month and milk themselves.



BRITISH ECONOMICS You have two cows. They are both mad cows.



ITALIAN ECONOMICS You have two cows. You don't know where they are. You

break for lunch.



SWISS ECONOMICS You have 5000 cows, none of which belong to you. You charge

others for storing them.



JAPANESE ECONOMICS You have two cows. You redesign them so that they are

one-tenth the size of an ordinary cow and produce twenty times the milk.

You then create cute cartoon cow images called Cowkimon and market them




RUSSIAN ECONOMICS You have two cows. You count them and learn you have five

cows. You count them again and learn you have 42 cows. You count them again

and learn you have 17 cows. You give up counting and open another bottle of




CHINESE ECONOMICS You have two cows. You have 300 people milking them. You

claim full employment, high bovine productivity and arrest anyone reporting

the actual numbers.


PH: 9841004298


Posted at 08:44 pm by aravinthan
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Monday, September 08, 2003
My Stay at Bangalore - An official trip but a pleasant experience

Sorry for some irregular blogging(I think this is my second blong! And a huge gap between the first and second!), I am gonna make myself more organized in blogging , try to blog atleast once a week.!  And I am going to follow this(schedule) religiously. So  plz visit me every week to read some of my thoughts and my experiences. This article is about my short stint at bangalore!

Hmm, just went to Bílore on Saturday (6th Sept)  to do some recruitment for our team. This is an official trip sent by HCLT Chennai. We were four panelists who went there to select some candidates. Due to the unavailability of train tickets.. we made our journey thru.. flight!(I wud have loved to !) but  no way.. we traveled in BUS! (Now a days cost cutting in companies is so prevalent that even the panelists are sent in bus.).but thatz Okey.. Traveling in bus is also okey with me. It was a safe journey and we reached Bílore early morning on Sunday. We quickly checked in to a hotel in the infantry road, thank god.. the HR have atleast booked a pretty good hotel, I just loved the interiors, its kinda Italian ambiance maintained. I love those curved chairs and sleuth beds, with perfect match of cusions to rest your head while watching TV. Hmmm.. but I generally dont like Italian cusines! And hate pastas! I donít know how ppl take such a tasteless.. spongy stuff! Being Indian may be I demand more spicy food.

We didnít take our complimentary breakfast there(I told you that I donít like Italian food),so we  went out and had my favourite idly ,dosa and coconut water.. thanks to Mr.Gobi,(one of the panelists) who spotted the coconut vendor.

Then we took an auto and reached the GRG office (where we are supposed to take the interviews), its near the SUN microsysytemís office. The weather was so perfect, with a slightly cold breeze having a soothing effect on you(the breeze hit us while traveling in an auto). I still like that kinda breeze! Hope to change the geography of Chennai and make its altitude to at least some 2000m above the sea level! So that we chennaities can enjoy the climate of Bílore and that cool breeze!


Then we did the interviews ! ( I donít want to dwell on this!). We selected some 5 candidates.

Another worst part of this visit, is that of the lunch! Ehh.. we ordered lunch at 1.30 pm and we got our lunch at 3.30 pm.. these guys who do this door delivery were very good service oriented ppl! And worst of all is that he didnít have any change for my 500 ruppe note! And gave me some gift voucher to  adjust the amount!

I got a severe headache because of the late lunch and  since no candidates were left to be interviewed (ppl who had appointment at 1.30 havent turned up till 3.45), we (myself and Gopi)decided to take a stroll along the road and come back in 10mins! So that out headache will also vanish, still the gentle breeze well alive and we enjoyed it. Within minutes, we reached the hockey stadium there. The stadium was just few yards from the place of interview. There was a local match that was going on, we watched the same for some 5mins. It was really refreshing. Why donít media sponsor these games, hockey is supposed to be the official sport of our country and in familiarity wise could not even be compared with the cricket. I thin we need to pour more encouragement and support to these good athletes as well. But the ground was really well maintained and the lush green was a treat to our eyes and soon our headaches vanished!


We then finished the rest of the candidates and started back to hotel.  We were supposed to catch our bus which was scheduled to depart at 10.30pm in the evening! W were in the hotel by 7.00pm and we thought we could go to Brigade rd to do some shopping and come back.But then I was too lazy and dropped that idea. Just went inside that cozy bed (I loved that soft cusion).. the AC in the room was just adequate to keep yourself underneath the warmth of the bedsheets. Just slept for some 30mins and got up and called the reception. Enquired whether the distance from this hotel to Kalasipalayam (where we need to board our bus).The stupid receptionist informed us that it will take an hour from the hotel to reach kalasipalayam!


It was already 8.00pm and we havenít taken our dinner, so we rushed to kalasipalayam and planned to have out dinner there, as it would save time. So took an auto and went to kalasipalayam. It toll less than 20mins from the hotel. Couldnít yell at the receptionist! She not there with us.. thought .. may be she is new to Bangalore, but she shouldnít have given an erroneous data if she doesnt know, atleast she should have enquired with some one else about it! We could have spent some more time to have our dinner in the hotel!

Any way, we had our dinner in a hotel there in Kalasipalayam, it was a bit decent one.. not a gr8 one.

And spent our time walking down in the kalasipalayam streets, enjoyed the breeze. There were also beautiful crackers that were lighting the sky, may be the celebrations for the ganesh chaturthy. We watched it, then got into our bus and reached Chennai in the morning!


If you have read this essay till this line, you might be interested in the way I write and you donít have anything else to do! (just kidding!) .. and one more important inference is .. we need to speak !

Mail me to n_aravinthan@yahoo.co.in, we shall keep in touchÖ

Do come back next week for my next blog.. till then see ya..




Posted at 06:40 pm by aravinthan
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Thursday, August 28, 2003
Rain Water Harvesting in Chennai


After all these churlish approach and obstreperous attitude towards social welfare! chennaities are now heading towards a first ever social revolution!

Revolution!# Am I sounding bit crasy..! not really.. I feel its really a revolution of its kind! Cause its nowhere in our history after independance that any state in India has ever followed a social obligatory, so religiously as its followed today in chennai.

Hats off to the Chief minister of Tamil Nadu! First lemme clarify one thing..
I am neither an ardent fan of our chief minister nor belong to the cadre of the ruling party.

But In the case of implementing the Rain Water Harvesting in Chennai! I could never picture any other political leader who would have such courage and will, to implement such a huge scale operation affecting more than a million homes with such ease.

The power that she is enjoying and the way the orders were implemented were so fascinating to see and jubilant to note, that you cannot ward off the exuberance that emanates from people who are witnessing their great leader doing a great welfare to their lives.

Yes at-last there is a great leader who could really take decisions on her own and make people follow it too. Its not about taking her own decisions, but decisions that is aimed at improving the standards of the society as a whole.

Lets harvest more water and make Chennai a water abundant state and lets stop relying on other states for our needs.

But there is still a huge hindrance that I could see for the effective implementation of the rainwater harvesting, it’s the useage of the plastic products! Even bit of plastic thatz thrown out of our house shall stop every bit of water fallen on it, heading to the land! More worse case would be the plastic material buried underneath preventing the water from getting into the soil.

What ever it is.. we have just started our maiden journey in social reform. Let this be a good beginning and soon Tamil Nadu shall harvest the long term benefits that arise out of more such graceful and consistent effort from our chief minister and form all of us.

Thanks a ton Mam for your genuine efforts in making Chennai a good place to live. Looking forward to see more such things to happen in Chennai.

Jai Hind.
Aravinthan N.
A Chennaite.
(Mail our comments to n_aravinthan@yahoo.co.in)

Posted at 12:33 pm by aravinthan
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