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Recap of 2010 & the Fresh 2011...

Happy New Year 2011 and Happy Sankranti, Pongal to all!! Hope we all have a rocking and exiting 2011 ahead...

Having missed out of the blog scene, lot of things have passed in past year of 2010 which I would like to write...
2010 - what an year of ups and downs and ups :-)
On the professional front, I changed the job from one US blue-chip major to another US blue-chip major & apparently both being strong rivals to one another...Am talking about my job change from Hewlett-Packard (HP India) to IBM India! Both are great companies to work where both of them share a great history of innovation and culture. However once inside a company and totally involved in your job, all these will take a second priority and there comes your job&role as the first priority. So my shift from the earlier Services based / project based job role to the current Labs which involve product development & support...A better long-term view than that of a short-term :-)
One more interesting fact is IBM is…

I will be back soon...

I WILL BE BACK VERY VERY VERY SOON.... AND I like it.... I like it.. I like it.... 
{All in Uppi style :-)} Its been months, rather, close to an year that I have not blogged...Dont ask me why as their were lot of reasons and one prime reason, always, to escape is that "didnt have enuf time"...but no way, I wont say that :-) Coz though I had time, lot of stuff in mind took priority and this got skipped...But I am sure that I will retain this moment of coming back and will start blogging...starting with some general updates that has been missed to come out of me from past 10months :-)
Till then...have a SUPER time :-)

2010 - The Year of Many Firsts!

Year 2010 will be an year of many Firsts to me! Here are almost all thatz crossing my mind now...
First year of my fave Indica Xeta Car... First year of my brother's Thread ceremony... First year of my first-time Eye Operation... First year of my Dad's Operation... First year of my Mom's Operation... First year of my second-time Eye Operation... First year of my Sydney trip :-)
I guess no one will be having so many 'Firsts' to their credit! :O)

AVATAR: Technology Explored to Limits!

Yesterday had been to the sci-fi movie thriller "AVATAR" by James Cameron. Initially over the past 1-1.5 months when the movie made news, I thought its just yet another hype movie and had neglected to watch this movie. 
But yesterday I realized that I had made a mistake in 'neglecting' this movie coz I watched this movie yesterday with 2 of my friends (totally, we were '3 idiots') and the one-word which can describe this movie is 'mindblowing'!!
The kind of creativity which has gone in, the kind of technology used, the amount and varieties of colors used is so beautiful that you will just be telling 'wow' thru out the movie! :-)
This movie is technologically the best, atleast for next 2-3 years...the amount of creativity gone in to bring out this movie is amazing...i recommend every one to go and watch  and enjoy this superb, fantastic and mindblowing movie!!

The Bus Day Saga

The 1st 'Bus Day' @ Bangalore was 'celebrated' with lot of hype and hoopla on 04-Feb-2010. I am always a supporter to take the bus to your work - let it be our BMTC or the company provided transport.
BMTC's Volvos are lot better than any company buses in terms of cost, comfort and connectivity! (though sometimes you don't get it when you need :-)) 
From my personal experience, I take my company provided transport, which uses Swaraj Mazda vehicles, Tata Starbus and Big buses. None of them are Air-Conditioned (A/C) which Volvo's has an upper hand, especially during Summer periods. Also, sometimes I need to / like to work / surf when I sit in my bus, which I can comfortably do in Volvo's compared to any of my company provided transport. The Volvo's shock absorption is so good that any humps/potholes (never to go away in Bangalore!) does not affect you and you can easily and happily keep working/typing in the laptop. The same thing in my company provided …

If 2009 Was Not Good, Early 2010 is No Better!

Just back from my aunt's house (my father's 2nd younger sister) but this time the tragedy is my aunt is no more with us! Yesterday midnight got a call and we all went in a state of heavy shock! That is why I thought if 2009 was not a good year for my family, 2010 starting is getting no better...

This news about my aunt's death was so unfortunate and untimely death that it has shocked the entire family. Nobody expected this death, so soon, and this is not an age for death...less than 50 years with only one daughter and she is yet to get married! 


My other relatives who were next to her during her last moments told that my aunt (who passed away) was telling that 'somebody is calling and i need to get ready and go' and within some time, she took her last breath!!! It is so unexplained and unimaginable that you can see and hear death  when it is approaching you...



Dont understand why so-called god takes away good people and leaves us with all filthy and crooked people who…