Thursday, August 29, 2013

Ganesh Chaturthi: 11 days to go

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In next 10 days we all will be celebrating Ganesh Chaturthi.

It is one of the festivals I love a lot, due to various reason, first of all I love Ganapati, also other than that, the festivity the happiness and the way its celebrated in different place add more color and vibrant to it.

I assume preparation for Ganaesh festival starts months in advance.

The big and mega pandals starts with creating the layout and better than last year design, many pandal decoration will try and outcry in passing public social economic message, some would highlight the events that shook and got all together as one, and showed we are uniformed only in crisis I feel at time. We always require a jolt to show our empathy and belongingness.

Idol makes try and find new design and formation few design would emerge for last year events that took place to capture people attention and glare.

Dhol and Tasha group would start practicing so as on the last day when Ganapati is all set immersion ride, they all sound one and uniform, many hours practice and synchronizing is must to play in a group and sound as one and loud.

Since last couple of months a group had started construction Ganapati idol, of all size and design, its on my way to office (Talawade Pune). Some idols were of few inches and some stood majestic more than 10 feet high.

I was thinking for some time I would be visiting the place and clicking some picture, on 15th August as India was celebrating its 66yh Independence day, I had to run to office to support a production release ‘Kab MIlegi yeah azadi’ joke apart.

I spend more than an hours in clicking some amazing snaps and interacting with the people around understanding the hardship and dedication that goes around in creating this larger than life idols.

Dried Plaster-Of Paris idol, all set to get a coat of white color

Looks pure white, after to which the idol would be kept aside to dry post to which color will add life to it.

Getting another layer of light pink shade, on to which the final color will be applied....

Finishing touch in order, and the idol would be put up in shelf, and in some days it would find a new place where it would be worshiped during Ganesh Festival. 

Friday, August 23, 2013

Raksha Bandhan... something different this year :)

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Raksha Bandhan, a festival symbolizing brother and sister relationship.

It's when sister ties rakhi on brothers wrist.

We have many famous stories depicting brother and sister relationship,  few have always been famous in our history books is between Queen Karmavati and Emperor Humayun  (wiki link)

Happen to read another interesting story of which I was not aware…. Of King Alexander (I hope u did not guess this one)(wiki link)

The festival is not just between brother and sister in bloodline relation, as certain brother as sister relationship sprouts in our usual walk of life.... So during our school days.. Some during college days however I stayed away from college couple of days before and after like everyone else....

I don't actually recall when someone had actually tied and Rakhi (I have many cousin sister, and all of them are in Kerala, over where Rakha-Bhandhan is not as popular, current generation might due to advent of Hindi tele shows.

I was not expecting after all this time I would get a Rakhi, however to my surprise I got a Rakhi sister this time, I knew her for last 3-4 year, she is a nice person and has good set of principles that she follows in her life which I like about her.

I will be selfish and would expect a Rakhi from her next year and year after to it as well :-)

Happy Rakha Bhandhan.

Sunday, August 18, 2013

She is 9 years….

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She is 9 years…. And 40,000 km

It’s been 9 years when I had set my eyes on her.
I have been working for few months and had saved enough to buy first ride, until then I did not knew how to ride a bike, all I know was how to ride a moped, gear were a bit complicated.

I went to Hero Honda showroom with my buddy Jeevan, we did all the paper work in some time the bike was there, I did not had much confidence to drive it, so I asked Jeevan drive. He did drive it half way and told this is not working, its your ride and when will you ride it, oh okay… with couple of false start I reached home :-0

All this time she has supported me and had never failed, and never had me stranded on a lonely road, with no help….

She is still a beauty; little minor work has to be done….
She clocked 40k on odometer, however she did not had a working odometer for more than a year , so its fair to assume she would have breached 50k mark :-0
All cleaned and shinny....

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Robot... Engineered... Its Play Time....

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House next door to us, are to amazing twins, both have unique characters which is love towards electronics, which they have inherited from their father DNA…

Both are in their 5th grade, and love to dismantle first and assemble electronic equipments (which are permissible for sure) else you would be surprised to see TV inside fridge and I bet they can do in some time J….

This time around they happen to build a Robot (wheel operated)

Some of the engineering and electrical dimensions…

They used motor, added two wheel from a car attached to it, so when you switch it own they will roll (they for sure had fancy legs…

They also tried to resolve balance issue (as it was two legged robot) they faced with the robot, they did added some extra cardboard's paper flap on both legs so as each flap balances when the robot leaned backward or forward.

The robot has to fancy eye (LED), which was also powered from the same motor and their eye turn on / off based on a switch.

It had two fancy hands, with Blue and Red light attached…. Ironically they were not able to connect it, as the battery which was charging the motor was not able to take the load….

So at this age it an amazing homemade Robot they have….

So will the Robot have a fighting chance against Cyberdyne System and will it be ready to face any of the Terminator T101… and so that will arrive from future….

Time will say… but my money is on the new Robot….  Designed by Chutka & Batka….

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

100 random questions.... try and answer.....

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After a long gap i posted a blog-post after months.... (to be precise last was posted back in Feb phew its a long gap).

I was hopped on to a blog which is follow from Preeti she is a lovely author, she happen to share below post... which i though why not me try and answer them as well.

So the original post --

    Grab the book nearest to you, turn to page 18, and find line 4.
Such a sweeping statement must be made after this inning from Sachin Tendulkar (Its from the book a Tribute to Sachin by The Hindu)
Stretch your left arm out as far as you can, What can you touch?
Edge of the Sofa

    Before you started this survey, what were you doing?
Was re-arranging pics that i have in picasa  

    What is the last thing you watched on TV?

Comedy night with Kapil....

    Without looking, guess what time it is
Now look at the clock. What is the actual time?

    With the exception of the computer, what can you hear?
Ticking sound of our wall-clock and at times howling sound of wind....

    When did you last step outside? What were you doing
This morning. Time for a hair cut

    Did you dream last night?

Nope (rarely i recall any dream) 

    Do you remember your dreams?

Don't recall when i dreamt last....

    When did you last laugh?

Thanks to 'Comedy night with Kapil, was all alone and watching (rather was only hearing it)

    Do you remember why / at what?
Some joke on movies....

    What is on the walls of the room you are in?

Clock,,, and at other end a frame of Radha & Krishna
 Seen anything weird lately?
What do you think of this quiz?
At time it make you think at the simplest question :)
What is the last film you saw?
Time-Please (happen to watch my first Marathi movie in a Theater)

If you could live anywhere in the world, where would you live?
New York.....
 If you became a multi-millionaire overnight, what would you buy?
A big home with a big farm close by mountains...
Tell me something about you that most people don't know.
Its been 10+ years since is started working, and when i say i joined as a fresher, people generally take a moment to react (its as if taboo to work for this long in an IT industry) so mostly i gave different answer  :)

If you could change one thing about the world, regardless of guilt or politics, what would you do?
Would love to stop the politics the way its is currently running, politicians becoming rich at the cost of taxpayers and people of cast their valuable vote.
Do you like to dance?
Oh yeah.... and my favorite  dance style 'Ganapati Bappa Moriya' (its how you dance during the immersion procession of Ganapati.

    Would you ever consider living abroad?
Have live for 5+ years.... 

    Does your name make any interesting anagrams?
A Shin.

    Who made the last incoming call on your phone?
My wife...
What is the last thing you downloaded onto your computer?
Form 16 was filling my tax :) 
Last time you swam in a pool?
Nearly a year ago!!!
Type of music you like most?'
Bryan Adams....
Type of music you dislike most?
So called Hindi Item songs.... those would for sure will increase sales of 'Fevicol' 'Zandu' 'Jalebi'.... 

    Are you listening to music right now?
Nope's, lets start iTunes...
What color is your bedroom carpet?
No Carpet....
If you could change something about your home, without worry about expense or mess, what would you do?
Some more space.... 
What was the last thing you bought?
Cutting Chai and Kacchi Dabeli (Office Tapri)
Have you ever ridden on a motorbike?
Daily.... Fastest way to travel... :-) and i love my CBZ....

    Would you go bungee jumping or sky diving?
Have Done Skydiving... i am on youtube (Anish Sky Diving)
 Do you have a garden?
Nope: but do have few tree, Coconut and Mango....
Do you really know all the words to your national anthem?
100 percent

 What is the first thing you think of when you wake up in the morning?
what time it is.... did i break my previous record of oversleeping :)
 If you could eat lunch with one famous person, who would it be?
Bryan Adam  & Zakir Hussain (it would be amazing to hear their conversation as both are amazing in their own field)
Who sent the last text message you received?
Message from Idea selling some plans :-0 
Which store would you choose to max out your credit card?
Macys New York
What time is bed time?
hmmmm any time... some time its 11:00pm and at time its 2:00am 
 Have you ever been in a beauty pageant?
 How many tattoos do you have?
If you don't have any, have you ever thought of getting one?
Nahhhh don't like much....
What did you do for your last birthday?
Went out with family.
Do you carry a donor card?

 Who was the last person you ate dinner with?
Family.... Missed Manu :-(
Is the glass half empty or half full?
Beer it has to full all time :-0, just Friday it was International Beer day...
What's the farthest-away place you've been?
Geographically Kolkatta (East).... SanFransico (West) 
 When's the last time you ate a homegrown tomato?
Many years back mom used to grow them, and i loved those Green Tomato sabzi she prepared....

Have you ever won a trophy?
On Yeah back in School.

 Are you a good cook?
You bet.... however its been a while since i cooled... ( have to add image) was backed year and half back....

    Do you know how to pump your own gas?
Its funny.... its relating to cooking gas :) we get its filled at filling station 

    If you could meet any one person (from history or currently alive), who would it be?
Mahatama Gandhi and Adolf Hitler.... 
Have you ever had to wear a uniform to school?
We had uniform till 12th....

Do you touch-type?
Well --60 percent.... give or take 
What's under your bed?
Do you believe in love at first sight?
It possible only in Hindi Movies.... in real life you might get a slap or will be booked :-0, it really takes time to realize that you are actually in love :-0
Think fast, what do you like right now?
i am still thinking on the choice of history person i mentioned... 
 Where were you on Valentine's day?
In Pune...... 
 What time do you get up?
Between 8.00  and 9.00 AM most days.
What was the name of your first pet?
Never had one..... 

    Who is the second to last person to call you?

Where my cell phone :) ahhh its discharged ;-0

    Is there anything going on this weekend?

Well i happen to trek at Kenjalgad... have already written a post.... 

    How are you feeling right now?
Tired... clock ticking at 1:56AM

    What do you think about the most?
A mix bag of thoughts....

    If you had a Big Win in the Lottery, how long would you wait to tell people?

I wont tell, people are like honey seeker at time.... 

    Who would you tell first?
Do you sing in the shower?
At time.... mostly i have quick shower :-0
What do you do most when you are bored?
True to say, i am rarely in state of boredom, i am switch the things and i am back....
 What do you do for a living?
i work in a Private Firm, as Quality Analyst
 Do you love your job?
Yes i do like my work 
 What did you want to be when you grew up?
To be a Chef.... I still want to....
If you could have any job, what would you want to do/be?
My current job or a fitness instructor.
Which came first the chicken or the egg?
How does it matter as long as you get your Omlette or friend chicken? :-).
 How many keys on your key ring?
Where would you retire to?
Some place mountains as it would rain nicely in that place.... 
What kind of car do you drive?
Still do not own one.... but will own to have an AUDI...
What are your best physical features?
My eyes  and smile is what I have been told
What are your best characteristics?
A friend for friend, and passionate and honest.... and love to have a smile all time...
If you could go anywhere in the world on vacation where would you go?
Sao Paulo, Brazil

What kind of books do you like to read?
All kinds. Of late, I am  not reading anything....

    What is your favorite time of the day?
Post dinner when i get my time for while....

    Where did you grow up?

    How far away from your birthplace do you live now?

About 1200 kms.

    What are you reading now?

:( i really feel i should be back to reading

    Are you a morning person or a night owl?
Night owl.

    Can you touch your nose with your tongue?
no :)

    Can you close your eyes and raise your eyebrows?

yes :)

    Do you have pets?

    How many rings before you answer the phone?
Rarely my phone is on ringtone mode :) 

 What is your best childhood memory?
Walking from home to school and back....

    What are some of the different jobs that you have had in your life?

Have been working in the same  organization all this time :)  

    Any new and exciting things that you would like to share?
In a months time i would be completing 10 years of working :-0 

    What is most important in life?
A loving family and peace of mind.

    What Inspires You?

The life we have, each and every day.... rather every moment of it.... if you are to spend you with in happiness that what you are going to get back....  so whats inspires the my life and people around me.