Wednesday, August 14, 2013
Monday, March 11, 2013
* Pics taken from Isha foundation blog.
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
And over 750 comments in Piano Notations posts...AND
1) " WINNER OF ONE OF THE TOP 3 BLOGS IN "- Robin
2) " SELECTED AS ONE OF THE TOP 10 BLOGS OF THE MONTH IN " - T.R.Mintz
3) " BLOG PUBLISHED IN " - Sebastyne
4) " BLOG FEATURED IN "- Janz
5) " LINK TO MY BLOG POST ON DHYANALINGA IN" - ISHA FOUNDATION- TWITTER on 3rd Oct 2009
6) " BLOGS IN THEVIEWSPAPER"- The Views Paper
And many more....
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Sunday, December 23, 2012
Thursday, July 12, 2012
Socially Awkward Penguin is an advice animal image macro series featuring a penguin lacking both social skills and self esteem. The text typically narrates uncomfortable life situations, highlighting an exceptionally clumsy or inelegant response.
I have really enjoyed going through most of these "SAP" pictures. All of us at some point of time have been through some of these situations and can identify with them. I too can identify with many of them and there have been and still are situations where I act the same. Below is a sample SAP:
Below are some more: (How many of these have you done?)
Tuesday, May 29, 2012
Here is possibly one of the best teams of IPL 5:
Thursday, May 24, 2012
With the reference of Animal Planet, I am going to tell you a few survival lessons. You never know when you might need them.
Monday, April 9, 2012
Our trip to Kerala started from Ahmedabad on a Monday winter morning. We got up around 5 and got ready, went in the car and finally reached the airport. We had 2 big bags and one small one and a purse. We checked in and went in our first flight together. Unfortunately the seats we got weren't together. There are 3 sets of seats on either side and so we both got the ones away from the window on both sides. Though we were close enough, we weren't together. Not the ideal situation I thought. But there wasn't much option. At least till we reached Mumbai where there was a stop for an hour or so. Unfortunately even from Mumbai, only couples got in so obviously I couldn't ask them to trade places with one of us. One lesson I learnt from this was to ask at the airport counter where they issue the tickets to specially ask for the seats to be together!!!
Saturday, March 31, 2012
Sunday, February 5, 2012
Thursday, February 2, 2012
Sunday, December 4, 2011
Monday, September 12, 2011
Virender Sehwag- send that log
Sachin Tendulkar- Sachin Tendulkar
Gautam Gambhir- Golf committee
Virat Kohli- .com
Yuvraj Singh- you talk soon
Suresh Raina- swiss china
Mahendra Singh Dhoni- Mahindra singh dhoni
Harbhajan Singh- dancing
Zaheer Khan- safe con
Munaf Patel- update
Ashish Nehra- Washington
It works for common English words, countries etc though. Have you tried it yet??
Thursday, July 28, 2011
Monday, July 11, 2011
Peaceful warrior is a 2006 movie about a talented but troubled gymnast who meets a spiritual guide. I really enjoyed this movie, well at least those parts of the movie that show the meeting of the gymnast (Dan Millman, played by Scott Mechlowicz) and the spiritual guide ( Socrates, played by Nick Nolte).
Anyone who has been exposed to spirituality, and enjoys reading, listening to it will definitely love it. It is quite close to that. Here I am going to write about the meetings and the dialogues between Dan and Socrates.
Sunday, July 3, 2011
Take this most comprehensive, detailed and the best quiz (which includes the profiles of 40 top cricketers!) to find out which cricketer you are most like. http://www.quizazz.com/quiz.php/1004761/
Sunday, May 22, 2011
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
Tuesday, May 3, 2011
Tuesday, April 26, 2011
Sathya Sai Baba was born as Sathyanarayana Raju on 23 November 1926, was an Indian guru, spiritual figure and educator. He was described by his devotees as an avatar, godman spiritual teacher and miracle worker. The apparent materialising of vibhuti (holy ash) and other small objects such as rings, necklaces and watches by Baba has been a source of both fame and controversy – skeptics consider these simple conjuring tricks while devotees consider them evidence of divinity. Sathya Sai Baba claimed to be the reincarnation of the spiritual guru, Sai Baba of Shirdi, whose teachings were an eclectic blend of Hindu and Muslim beliefs....
Wednesday, January 12, 2011
I am sure most of you, if not all, would have seen the movie Inception. If not, you really have missed something. In short it is a science fiction film where Leonardo DiCaprio plays Dom Cobb, a specialized spy or corporate espionage thief whose work consists of secretly extracting valuable commercial information from the unconscious mind of his targets while they are asleep and dreaming. Cobb is approached by the wealthy Mr. Saito (Ken Watanabe) asking them to perform the act of "inception", planting an idea within the person's subconscious mind. It involves a whole team with people playing different roles like a Cobb's partner who takes "point" during jobs and is responsible for researching the team's targets, a graduate student who is recruited to construct the various dreamscapes, which are described as mazes, an associate who uses his ability to take the form of others inside the dream world, and a chemist who formulates the drugs needed to sustain the dream states.
Sunday, January 9, 2011
IPL 2011 Auction held on 8 Jan 2011 (the first day) is over and it has given some interesting results. Here is a short summary and analysis.
Presenting the teams in alphabetical order and as per the possible lineup with the players at the end of day one in each squad. The amounts for each player might not be exact, taking the conversion from dollar to rupee and thus is a close approximation.
* Have also added the results of the auction on 9 Jan 2011, the second day. The players bought today 9 Jan are not in bold and those bought yesterday are in bold. Now only the domestic uncapped players remain which will make up the bulk of the teams.
* Updating about the uncapped players as well. They are in italics.
* RETAINED PLAYERS SALARY-
*Also please note that according to IPL rules, for retaining one player, 1.8 million dollars or around 8.4 crores will be deducted from total team money allocated of 9 million $ or 41.4 crores, similarly for 2nd retained player, 1.3 million $ or 6 crore rupees, for 3rd retained player, 0.9 million $ or 4 crore Rs and for fourth retained player, 0.5 million $ or 2.33 crore Rs will be deducted. This however DOES NOT mean that it will be the actual salary of those players. It will be what is agreed upon by the owners and the players and this can be more or less than the deducted amount. Thus the auction might say Gambhir has the highest price but Sachin and Dhoni might still be the highest earning players!
Sunday, October 24, 2010
I have been using Twitter for quite some time and now and have come across some wonderful and funny tweets and thus I decided to compile the best of them. You can also call these funny one liners. I have credited the right people too- those that originally wrote the tweets. This is also only a short list, many more good ones still to come.
Sunday, July 18, 2010
I am not going to simply give the typical blogging tips that you might come across, but I am also going to add from my personal experience and the whole process of it along with aspects related to Marketing your blog.
Friday, June 18, 2010
Here is Chetan Bhagat's article in Maharashtra Times which was in Marathi, translated to English. It was a tough job and I have tried my best. Hope you appreciate it. And excuse me if I have made any mistakes while translating.
Posted by Achyut Telang at 10:14 PM
Saturday, June 12, 2010
Table Tennis or Ping Pong- This is a game which I now play daily but which for the past 25 years of my life, I never even touched. In this post, I will be writing about the game in general, what I have learnt and observed.
Starting with the game, if you are wondering what the difference is between Table Tennis and Ping pong,
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
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Quote - "I am odd-looking. I sometimes think I look like a funny Muppet." Angelina Jolie
Friday, April 23, 2010
I have always loved Discovery Channel and some of the shows there are truly fantastic. Many of them are my favourites. I shouldn't be alive, Man vs wild are just a few of them which can teach you a lot and also inspire you. Thus, with the reference of Discovery channel, here, I am going to tell you a few survival lessons. You never know when you might need them.
IN THE JUNGLE :
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Friday, April 16, 2010
Here are 10 interesting things that I have done, or have happened to me, worth telling -
( Not in any particular order)
Wednesday, April 14, 2010
Called as the’ Maximum City’ or ‘The city that never sleeps’, one of the world's top ten centers of commerce, home to important financial institutions as the Reserve Bank of India, the Stock Exchanges and the corporate headquarters of many Indian companies and numerous multinational corporations, the city that houses India's Hindi film and television industry, known as Bollywood, featuring in the Top ten in the world in Financial hubs, expensive streets, office rents, world’s largest billionaire cities and even in filthiest cities. Mumbai is a city of dreams, despair, drama and dazzle; heartbreaking poverty amongst staggering grandness. It is the bubblegum glamour of Bollywood cinema, shopping malls full of designer labels, cricket on the Oval Maidan, promenading families eating bhelpuri on the beach at Chowpatty, red double-decker buses queuing in grinding traffic. This pungent drama is played out against a Victorian townscape more reminiscent of a prosperous 19th-century English industrial city than anything you'd expect to find on the edge of the Arabian Sea. It's a city with vibrant street life, India's best nightlife, and a wealth of bazaars. Millions travel everyday by trains and buses. Nearly eighteen million people live here - wealthy industrialists, flashy film stars, internationally acclaimed artists, workers, teachers and clerks - all existing cheek by jowl in soaring skyscrapers and sprawling slums. They come from diverse ethnic backgrounds and speak over a dozen tongues adding colour, flavour and texture to the Great Mumbai Melting Pot...........
Monday, April 12, 2010
* Even if you don't have a Rubik's cube, you can use a Java virtual Rubik's cube HERE
What I am giving here won't be the fastest way to solve a Rubik's cube, you won't need to understand the whole mechanics but neither will you have to refer to anything or need external help after this help of mine of course! This is for those who can solve a bit of the cube, not whole or those who can do it by following a lot of algorithms from somewhere. With this, you will be able to solve the whole cube and only remembering a few easy algorithms.
Wednesday, April 7, 2010
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BLISSFUL EXISTENCE :
What a wonderful world
This Existence has provided us with
But even to know it that way,
You will need the eyes and ears for it.
Where every day as the night ends,
The whole world comes to life
From the birds to all creatures,
All become active and throbbing with life.
Where the sun everyday rises punctually,
Without even a single holiday
Light and warmth that it provides with,
Gives comfort to everyone day after day.
Where a lot of different climates
Are there for us to experience,
And for such variety of seasons,
Nature takes nothing, not even once.
Where there is beautiful greenery
And flowers of all colour and shade
From the lotus to rose are different smells
And even colours like yellow and red.
Where every day the sunset creates
The most largest and natural canvas
Whose painter is really unknown but
Every other painter, he definitely does surpass.
Where an unknown musician creates music
Through the orchestra of a river or a bird
which is of divine quality and the best
But to know this, it has to be heard.
Where every day the night falls,
And everything goes into a deep sleep,
It is a moment of complete rest
And eternal peace so profound and deep.
Fact: Every day 50 to 100 species of plants and animals become extinct as their habitat and human influences destroy them.
Thursday, April 1, 2010
Hou la! c'est délicieux.
There does seem to be some French connection with me because after dabbling a bit with the French language, today I made The madeleine or petite madeleine, which is a traditional small cake from northeastern France.
Monday, March 29, 2010
Since the time a man called Sachin Tendulkar picked up a bat and started playing as a child, such has been the mesmerising sight that people have not been able to refrain themselves from describing it.
Starting with 'a child prodigy' then came the all the common adjectives- great, super, majestic, amazing which all seem so petty now, then came genius, master, little master and master blaster, even higher - legend of the game and he was only 25 then. At that moment itself, it should have become apparent to all, that soon the English language and its vocabulary would be found inadequate and that people are going to run out of words to describe this man.
People realized this soon and so started to use their creativity and thus came descriptions like..
Sunday, March 28, 2010
I wonder if you have noticed this before in Google, since we all use it so frequently, while entering something in Google for search, it gives some suggestions and that is what I am going to put here. It is funny to see what kind of things people are generally looking for!
Here are the funny Google searches in order-
Saturday, March 27, 2010
Surreal! That's how I describe my whole experience.
This powerful meditative space does not ascribe to any particular faith or belief system nor does it require any ritual, prayer, or worship.
"Just sitting silently for a few minutes within the sphere of Dhyanalinga is enough to make even those unaware of meditation experience a state of deep meditativeness" - Sadhguru
Thursday, March 25, 2010
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
Having thought many times of having a best blog post contest, finally now it is here.
You can submit any one of your blog posts which you think is the best. Just leave the link of that blog post in the comments section. This is open till 14th April. I will announce the results on 20th April here itself.
Criteria- It would be preferable if the blogs aren't too technical or region/culture specific which other people can't easily relate to. It could be funny, a true story, part of your personal diary, something creative or anything else.
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
Monday, March 15, 2010
I am sure most of you, like me, spend quite a lot of your time online browsing through various websites. And there are times when you really have nothing to do and having gone through all your pet websites are bored and aimlessly browsing, just looking for something good to spend your time.
This is one website which can become quite addicting and the beauty if it is that here time flies away quickly, you get in action mode, get involved, it also has virtual social interactions..in short everything one might want to spend some time enjoying.
Isketch is a kind of a game similar to Pictionary where one after the other, an artist is selected, given a word which others can't see and that artist has to draw and others have to guess that word. Simple? Only the concept is.......
Sunday, February 28, 2010
When a movie of this sort is about to be released, which has the most awesome line up of action stars ever assembled together, there is going to be a lot of hype and expectations naturally. When I came to know about it, I thought it might not really live up to the high expectations and might not be able to do justice to the star studded cast. But after watching the movie, I must say I quite liked it. Definitely a must watch for action movie fans. It is the dream come true for almost everybody who would have often thought- How awesome it would be to see all our favorite action stars together!
Monday, February 15, 2010
Calvin and Hobbes has always been one of my all time favourites. I feel if you are looking for wisdom, you need not look any further and here you get it in a fun way too. Through this comic strip, a lot is said that is quite deep and meaningful through the eyes of a six year old.
Here I am going to put up some of the best Calvin and Hobbes comic strips of all time.
Wednesday, January 27, 2010
This post was always inevitable. Anyone who loves Cricket would have thought of this some time or the other.
In fact I would like to tell you a funny thing about this.(Kind of a Prelude). In my MBA college in Mumbai, we used to have long classes and I was one of the students who used to sit in a place not at the back neither too much in the front. I follow the 'middle strategy' everywhere. And although lot of students had no problem or shame falling asleep in the middle of the class, I could never do that. In fact it is difficult for me to fall asleep at all places other than my bed in my room..like buses and trains or new places etc. And generally I did not have much trouble getting through the class but there was this one class in the afternoon where I was feeling really sleepy. No strategy was working. Everything failed and that was the time I had to bring out my 'Brahmastra'. Something related to Cricket and in the class, something related to Cricket that I could do and which would also stimulate my mind was making my ODI XI and TEST XI. And it is funny because I took out my pad and started doing this seriously and the person sitting behind me became interested in what I had suddenly started writing. And he started laughing. He told me........
Thursday, January 21, 2010
After quite some time, a post from me. The 49th post! And this is inspired by few discussions with my friends on BC (Blog Catalog). For those of you who don't know, BC is a great place for bloggers to hang out and participate in discussions. Sometimes for knowledge, sometimes just for fun.
In that there was one discussion about the key words or the phrases that people type into Google or other search engines and from there arrive at your blog. For those of you who want to know how to find this out, there is one application called Google Analytics. If you get decent traffic or visitors to your blog, it is a good thing to have, to find out from where people are arriving at your blog, through what search engine etc. You have to put its code in your blogger HTML code and it tracks your blog and its statistics..lots of it like the number of visitors and many more.
So here are a few of the funny or weird searches through which people arrived on my blog. Sometimes it is not even clear how that particular search could have made those people land up on your blog!.......
Friday, January 1, 2010
Recently I came across a concept which I thought was quite interesting- The Prisoner's Dilemma
It is a fundamental problem in game theory. It is a situation where two parties must choose to cooperate or not and where both gain when both cooperate, but if only one cooperates, other gains even more, while if both don't cooperate, both lose.
To explain it better, let's say there are two people- A and B who are caught for a crime. Both of them make an agreement that they will not confess the crime and remain silent. Now they are separated and questioned. So now, if both remain silent, they get 1 year in prison, if A cooperates (keeps the agreement) and remains silent but B confesses, then A gets 20 years in prison while B goes free and similarly the other way round if A confesses to the crime and B doesn't, then A goes free but B gets 20 years and in the case where both confess the crime, both get 5 years in prison.
This figure below might make it clear:
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
Some interesting facts about the tiger below.......
Sunday, November 15, 2009
Monday, September 14, 2009
So, you always wanted to learn and know how to play your favorite song or tune on a piano, or harmonium or even guitar or violin? Even if you have never learnt music and still want to play your favorite songs , you don’t have to worry. I am here.
First let me tell you that I am not an expert musician but I have learnt it mostly by myself. And I am mainly interested in the Bollywood, Hindi songs. And whatever song or tune I like, I find out how to play it. Now, even if you don’t have a musical instrument, you need not worry. Even I don’t have one with me! All that you need is a computer and it can become your musical instrument. I always loved being able to play my favorite song and people recognizing it when I did. And since I did not possess a musical instrument and neither did I want to spend money on it, so I found it out through the internet. Yes, internet- the current God!
If you too want it, it is quite simple and free too and just 24 K bytes........