Friday, May 28, 2010

If this is Earth......, What's Heaven like........????......!!!!!!!!

Cherry Blossoms Japan


Autumn in Germany 

The beauty of Antarctica 

Saltzburg Austria - the most beautiful city we have ever seen.

Neuschwannstein, King Ludwig's Castle in Bavaria, Germany 

Windmills of Holland 

Beauty of Tibet 

Disney Castle 

Golden Maple Leaf 

Edge of Glacier

Lavender Farm and Tree 

Lavender Farm 

The Night Scene of Eiffel Tower 

Blue Sea 

Earthbound Rainbow 


Lavender at the Foot of the Mountain 

Comet (Make a wish) 

The Purple Romance 

 Peak ( Switzerland ) 

Deep Autumn 

Thursday, May 27, 2010

She/He...And a love story

Here is a very interesting forward that I got... I thought I will share this with the rest of you guys.

She/He...And a love story
Friend: Happy birthday! 
: Haan...tha......nk yo....u...was just getting up from the bed.
: Oh! That means I am the first to wish you! 
: Naa! He has already wished me at 12 in the night.
: Who??? 
: Come on, who else, Nitin.
: Oh, ok. So, what's the plan for today? 
: Nitin told me that he has a surprise gift for me for my Birthday. And also we are going to Flower Show today. I am excited! I have never seen the flower show that happens in Lal Baug. Actually that itself is the most wonderful gift for me.


: "Did you go to Palace grounds all the way from Basavanagudi, to see Bryan Adam's show!!! Who accompanied you?" 
: Nitin
: By the way, who referred your CV in SoCrates? I mean you don't know anyone there, right? 
: No, he forwarded my CV to one of his friends there.
: I heard that the HR round interview went on till 8pm in the night. I think you faced difficulty in returning to your room. 
: No, he had come to pick me up. He came from his office, dropped me to my room and he returned to his room at around 11pm. He didn't have dinner also. I asked him to have at my room. Poor Nitin.


: If you are supposed to go home tomorrow itself then what about reservation? 
: I have told him, he will go to Majestic and would get it done, and he told he has some work in Majestic. That's why I am relaxed a bit.


: How was your written test in Philips? 
: I failed yaar. The day before the test I had prepared perfectly. Nitin had come to our room. He taught me the basics of embedded programming concepts. I was very confident only because of him. But something else was in store for me.
: Then, what did you do on Sunday? 
: We had gone to see "Lakshya". He doesn't see Hindi movies. But as I was upset after failing in the Philips written test, he took me for movie. I was very happy and surprised that he himself decided for a Hindi movie, and he was very happy that I enjoyed the movie. And you know; we had dinner in Pizza hut. It was his belated B'day treat!
: And, what was your belated gift ;-) 
: Gift!! I had given the gift on his B'day itself. I was the first to call him at 12 in the night, he was busy throughout the day, and somehow we could meet in the evening and I gifted him with a cute time piece with a nice quote on it. He doesn't have time sense, so my time piece must always remind him of this. That day he didn't give me any treat as he had to go back to office. Yesterday I had a fight over this, you know! Poor kid.


: Hello...what about our sari shopping program in Malleshwaram? 
: Listen, I will call you later.
: You didn't call me back in the morning, so I called now. 
: Yeah, when you called I was in Koramangala, with Nitin. He was very upset in the morning. He had a fight with his elder brother. So, it wouldn't have been fair on my part to leave him alone. If I am with him in such situation very soon he comes back to normalcy. So I postponed the Malleshwaram program.


: Hey! What happened? You seem to be very happy today. 
: Why not? You know today is one of the most happiest days for me. Nitin got an onsite assignment in UK, for 6 months! That's why I am very happy. All of his hard work paid today. He had been waiting for this opportunity since long. He'll be leaving next month.
: You will miss him. 
: Badly. I am so much dependent on him. I must thank Sanju, through him only I got to know Nitin. Without Nitin it would have been very difficult for me to stay in this alien city with no friends, relatives and on top of all, no job. He has been so caring friend all through my tough times in this city, he is so mature, so understanding, so trustworthy...a true friend.
: He loves you yaar. 
: I know.
: And you? Don't you love him? 
: I don't want to.
: Don't tell me. You also feel for him. 
: I know yaar. He has everything that I expect in my dream-life-partner. I know I can never get a true life partner like him. But I don't want to commit.
: What is stopping you? I really don't understand. When Miya-beevi are razi kya karega kazi
: Please...don't say like that. I never told him that I love him or something like that.
: Is he a fool not to understand your feelings which are so clear from outside only? Poor fellow, don't leave him alone. 
: I have told him everything about my family. He knows how orthodox my parents are. They can never expect me marrying a guy from a different caste. They trust me. Come what may, I will not hurt my parent's feelings. I cannot imagine also. Now they are happily searching a guy for me in my native place.
: Hmm, I don't understand at all.


: This Saturday I have to go home, a guy is coming to see me. 
: Oh! Is it? Good news yaar. Your first interview! Wish you all the best.
: Any guesses, who is he? 
: Please yaar. I am least bothered and least interested. For the sake of my parents' happiness I have agreed for this.


: What about the interview, I was expecting your call actually? 
: Nothing so special. I didn't like the guy's attitude. I told my parents clearly. My parents are very understanding and so they too told me that they won't go ahead with this matter.
: But still you should have analyzed properly. 
: I shared my views with Nitin. He had called me the next day. He didn't suggest me anything. He didn't tell me to say "yes" or "no", he didn't preach what is right or what is wrong. But after talking to him I was satisfied that whatever decision I took was right.


: Yesterday your mobile was engaged for more than half an hour. I kept trying, but I slept after 11pm. 
: Yeah, I was talking to Nitin. He is very much worried about my marriage. He is concerned whether I would get a guy of my choice or not, whether I would be happy with him or not. I was very sad to know this. But I am helpless. I pacified him and convinced that whatever my parents do, that will be the best for me, so no need to worry.
: How Nitin will feel after you get married? Will he not be upset all the time? 
: Time will change everything. He will start living again. Was he not leading a normal life before I came into his life? It's all matter of time. Even I can't do anything other than pacifying him and myself with these philosophical statements.


Finally "
 She" got engaged with a guy of her parent's choice (with her "yes" of course). She is in touch with both Nitin and the new " him" regularly through chatting in Yahoo Messenger.

Finally "
 She" got happily married to " him", very soon converting Nitin into memories, but deleting the memories was slow and almost impossible for Nitin.


Why do girls do like this?

She needs him when she is new to the city.
She needs his help in finding out a PG or hostel for her
She makes him prepare a good-format-CV for her
She needs him to drop her to the venue of a walk-in interview
She expects him to collect all the consultants' mail ids
She needs him while preparing for the interviews
She needs his help in identifying HER skill sets, strengths and weakness!
She wants him to conduct a mock-interview for her!
She gives her yahoo mail id password so that he can forward her CV to consultants through internet in his office (in office hours!)
She needs him for boosting her confidence when she fails in the 1 
st written test in her life
She wants him to take her to M.G Road , Brigade Road, Forum and Big bazaar
She needs his company while visiting all the temples in Malleshwaram on Vijayadashami, though he is not a believer of God.
She asks his opinions on importance of marriage
She wants him to be a shoulder to cry when her parents force her for marriage
She needs his help in preparing her mind for the first interview with a guy
She needs his help in deciding about the marriage proposal
She loves to share her happiness with him when she gets engaged
She expects him to attend her marriage (Come on guys, he is a true friend of her!)

The guy does all this honestly, without saying a single "No".

He loves her.
He cares for her.
Whatever he is today; it is only because of her entry in to his life.
He treats her as his life.
She changed him.
It is only because of her, he is smiling.
It is only because of her, he has forgotten the past bitter experiences.
She is the first person in his life to influence him so much.
He was the "
 bhatka hua musafir " and she came as his "manzil".
He threw the cigarette in the dust-bin because of her.
He has cultivated a positive attitude towards marriage and family because of her.
She is the perfect Indian woman he has ever seen.
He keeps a photo of Lord Krishna in his purse now; only because of her (also it is her favorite deity!).
Weekends come and go without his notice; it is only because of her.
He stopped going to office on Weekends; it is only because of her.
Onsite project was his dream; he puts all his efforts now, not to get an onsite assignment but to get a job for her in Bangalore.


The girl depends on the guy as if she never lived and can never live without him. Guy behaves as if he has taken birth on this earth only to care for that lady. She treats him as a shoulder to cry and he treats her as a puppy in a rain storm. She loves to depend and he loves to take care, finally they fall in so called "love", ultimately adding an unnecessary trauma to life. Girls want a perfect life partner but they don't want to hurt their parents' feelings, guys know that they can't get her but still they want to care for her(because they want her to be happy wherever she is and with whoever she is).Great! Or shall I say crap!

Or I think no need to be so serious about it.

She gets engaged, life goes on...
Long lasting phone calls become short and sweet, life goes on...
A heart which was used to "Good morning" SMSs learns to be happy with just the "Happy weekend" SMSs, life goes on...
No more "Unread messages" in the yahoo mail, life goes on...
No one to share coffee at "Barista" at the end of a tiring working day, life goes on...
No more consultants' calls to be diverted and life goes on...
He starts smoking again, life goes on...
He is still living in flashback, and no looking back for her, but life goes on...
He gets promoted, he is a manager, she is mother of two kids, and life goes on...
He is in his late twenties, happily married to a beautiful, understanding, mature, caring, broad minded wife! Anyway life goes on...

Who knows, among these "
Nitin "s someone will come up as "Cheran" (ace Tamil film director)and make a wonderful movie "My autograph" telling us of his unsuccessful love stories, or someone will come up as "Sudeep"( Kannada film actor turned director) who goes to his flashback after seeing this movie and then decides remaking this movie in Kannada, giving common people an opportunity to relive their past love-life at least for 3 hours, that too with their spouses, without any problem! Because there is " She" in every wife and there is Nitin in every husband (most of the times!). There are dumb spectators like " Friend" who are puzzled to see the whole episode between "She" and Nitin and just ask themselves " WHAT IT IS???" .

Can anyone say that it has never happened in your life...Dare to say no...It happens with all...

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

The Opposite of Fitts' Law

If you've ever wrangled a user interface, you've probably heard of Fitts' Law. It's pretty simple -- the larger an item is, and the closer it is to your cursor, the easier it is to click on. Kevin Hale put together a great visual summary of Fitts' Law, so rather than over-explain it, I'll refer you there.
The short version of Fitts' law, to save you all that tedious reading, is this:

  • Put commonly accessed UI elements on the edges of the screen. Because the cursor automatically stops at the edges, they will be easier to click on.
  • Make clickable areas as large as you can. Larger targets are easier to click on.
I know, it's very simple, almost too simple, but humor me by following along with some thought exercises. Imagine yourself trying to click on ...

  • a 1 x 1 target at a random location
  • a 5 x 5 target at a random location
  • a 50 x 50 target at a random location
  • a 5 x 5 target in the corner of your screen
  • a 1 x 100 target at the bottom of your screen
Fitts' Law is mostly common sense, and enjoys enough currency with UI designers that they're likely to know about it even if they don't follow it as religiously as they should. Unfortunately, I've found that designers are much less likely to consider the opposite of Fitts' Law, which is arguably just as important.
If we should make UI elements we want users to click on large, and ideally place them at corners or edges for maximum clickability -- what should we do with UI elements we don't want users to click on? Like, say, the "delete all my work" button?
Alan Cooper, in About Face 3, calls this the ejector seat lever.

In the cockpit of every jet fighter is a brightly painted lever that, when pulled, fires a small rocket engine underneath the pilot's seat, blowing the pilot, still in his seat, out of the aircraft to parachute safely to earth. Ejector seat levers can only be used once, and their consequences are significant and irreversible.Applications must have ejector seat levers so that users can—occasionally—move persistent objects in the interface, or dramatically (sometimes irreversibly) alter the function or behavior of the application. The one thing that must never happen is accidental deployment of the ejector seat.
The interface design must assure that a user can never inadvertently fire the ejector seat when all he wants to do is make some minor adjustment to the program.
I can think of a half-dozen applications I regularly use where the ejector seat button is inexplicably placed right next to the cabin lights button. Let's take a look at our old friend GMail, for example:
I can tell what you're thinking. Did he click Send or Save Now? Well, to tell you the truth, in all the excitement of composing that angry email, I kind of lost track myself. Good thing we can easily undo a sent mail! Oh wait, we totally can't. Consider my seat, or at least that particular rash email, ejected.
It's even worse when I'm archiving emails.
While there were at least 10 pixels between the buttons in the previous example, here there are all of ... three. Every few days I accidentally click Report Spam when I really meant to click Archive. Now, to Google's credit, they do offer a simple, obvious undo path for these accidental clicks. But I can't help wondering why it is, exactly, that these two buttons with such radically different functionality just have to be right next to each other.
Undo is powerful stuff, but wouldn't it be better still if I wasn't pulling the darn ejector seat lever all the time? Wouldn't it make more sense to put that risky ejector seat lever in a different location, and make it smaller? Consider the WordPress post editor.
Here, the common Update operation is large and obviously a button -- it's easy to see and easy to click on. The less common Move to Trash operation is smaller, presented as a vanilla hyperlink, and placed well away from Update.
The next time you're constructing a user interface, you should absolutely follow Fitts' law. It just makes sense. But don't forget to follow the opposite of Fitts' law, too -- uncommon or dangerous UI items should be difficult to click on!

Sunday, May 23, 2010

This happens in Somewhere in Bangalore [INDIA]

Senior Manager working in an MNC, as usual after lunch goes to the cafeteria for coffee.
He relaxes in canteen. He sees a canteen boy cleaning tables there.
To Kill time he decides to have fun with him.
He calls him.
Senior Manager – (Asks canteen boy) : How much do you earn?
Canteen boy smiles…
Senior Manager – what are your future plans?
Canteen boy keeps quiet…
Senior Manager – where do you see yourself 10 years down the line?
Canteen boy gives a cold stare.
Senior Manager – Jab mai Bangalore aaya tha tab mere paas bhi kuch nahi tha…. Aaj mere paas kya nahin hai… [ When i came to banglore, i had nothing, but today ... ]
naam hai………., [ I have Name ... ]
shohrat hai………, [ I have fame .. ]
paisa hai………… [ I have money .. ]
Izzat Hai………….,
tumhare paas kya hai? [ What do you have ? ]
Scroll down to find out his answer
Don’t think that he answered like Shashi Kapoor of Deewar ki “Mere paas Maa hain”
Canteen boy – Sa’ab mere paas bahut KAAM hai…. [ Sir, i have a lot of work (implies ... i got to get back to work .. unlike you who are wasting time here.),]
Senior Manager leaves the cafeteria silently…….

Saturday, May 22, 2010

10 most beautiful Indian roads

  1. Ahtong , Sikkim
    Ahtong Sikkim
  2. Corbert Park Pathway
    Corbert Park Pathway
  3. Numaligarh, Assam
    Numaligarh, Assam
  4. Dalhousie
  5. Nainital, Uttaranchal
    Nainital, Uttaranchal
  6. Almora, Uttaranchal
    Almora, Uttaranchal
  7. Ooty
  8. Patratu valley, Jharkhand
    Patratu valley, Jharkhand
  9. Gulmarg
  10. Manali Pass
    Manali Pass

What a lovely and intelligent love letter :-)

This is a love letter from a boy to a girl….
However, the girl’s father does not like him and want them to stop their
relationship…… and so.. The boy wrote this letter to the girl..
he knows that the girl’s father will definitely read this letter..
1. The great love that I have for you
2. is gone, and I find my dislike for you
3. grows every day. When I see you,
4. I do not even like your face;
5. the one thing that I want to do is to
6. look at other girls. I never wanted to
7. marry you. Our last conversation
8. was very boring and has not
9. made me look forward to seeing you again.
10. You think only of yourself.
11. If we were married, I know that I would find
12. life very difficult, and I would have no
13. pleasure in living with you. I have a heart
14. to give, but it is not something that
15. I want to give to you. No one is more
16. foolish and selfish than you, and you are not
17. able to care for me and help me.
18. I sincerely want you to understand that
19. I speak the truth. You will do me a favor
20. if you think this is the end. Do not try
21. to answer this. Your letters are full of
22. things that do not interest me. You have no
23. true love for me. Good-bye! Believe me,
24. I do not care for you. Please do not think that
25. I am still your boyfriend.”
So bad!!
However, before handing over the letter to the girl, the boy told the girl to “READ BETWEEN THE LINES “, meaning-only to read 1,3,5,7,9,11,13,15,17,19,21,23,25 (Odd lines) go read it once again but the Odd Number lines..

Friday, May 21, 2010

7 letters …nice one

7 letters….enjoy
Eighty percent of Kindergartners solved this riddle,
but only 5% of Stanford graduates figured it out!
Can you answer the following question?
1. The word has seven letters…
2. Preceded God…
3. Greater than God…
4. More Evil than the devil…
5. All poor people have it…
6. Wealthy people need it…
7. If you eat it, you will die! Did you figure it
Try hard before looking at the answers Did you get it
..Give up?
Brace yourself for the answer….

The Answer is: NOTHING!
NOTHING has 7 letters
NOTHING preceded God
NOTHING is greater than God
NOTHING is more Evil than the devil
All poor people have NOTHING
Wealthy people need NOTHING
If you eat NOTHING, you will die

Thursday, May 20, 2010

To make you smile…

Cat listening to, Lata Mangeshkar,

  • Cat Listening to Lata Mangeshkar
  • Cat listening to, Himesh Reshmia,
    Cat Listening to Himesh Reshmia
  • Cat listening to,Ram Dev,
    Cat Listening to Ram Dev
  • Cat listening to, Anup Jalota,
    Cat Listening to Anup Jalota
  • Cat listening to, Kumar Sanu,
    Cat Listening to Kumar Sanu
  • Cat listening to, you
    Cat Listening to You

Stupid & Funny Conversations in Courtrooms (Real)

Stupid & Funny Conversations in Courtrooms (Real)
These are from a book called Disorder in the American Courts, and are things people actually said in court, word for word, taken down and now published by court reporters who had the torment of keeping a straight face while these exchanges were actually taking place.
ATTORNEY: What gear were you in at the moment of the impact?
WITNESS : Gucci sweats and Reeboks.
ATTORNEY: This myasthenia gravis, does it affect your memory at all?
ATTORNEY: And in what ways does it affect your memory?
WITNESS: I forget.
ATTORNEY: You forget? Can you give us an example of something you forgot?
ATTORNEY: What was the first thing your husband said to you that morning?
WITNESS: He said, “Where am I, Cathy?”
ATTORNEY: And why did that upset you?
WITNESS: My name is Susan!
ATTORNEY: Do you know if your daughter has ever been involved in voodoo?
WITNESS: We both do.
WITNESS: Yes, voodoo.
ATTORNEY: Now doctor, isn’t it true that when a person dies in his sleep, he doesn’t know about it until the next morning?
WITNESS: Did you actually pass the bar exam?
ATTORNEY: The youngest son, the twenty-year- old, how old is he?
WITNESS: Uh, he’s twenty-one.
ATTORNEY: Were you present when your picture was taken?
ATTORNEY: So the date of conception (of the baby) was August 8th?
ATTORNEY: And what were you doing at that time?
WITNESS: Uh…. I was gettin’ laid!
ATTORNEY: She had three children, right?
ATTORNEY: How many were boys?
ATTORNEY: Were there any girls?
WITNESS: Are you shitin’ me? Your Honor, I think I need a different attorney. Can I get a new attorney?
ATTORNEY: How was your first marriage terminated?
WITNESS: By death.
ATTORNEY: And by whose death was it terminated?
WITNESS: Now whose death do you suppose terminated it?
ATTORNEY: Can you describe the individual?
WITNESS: He was about medium height and had a beard.
ATTORNEY: Was this a male or a female?
ATTORNEY: Is your appearance here this morning pursuant to a deposition notice which I sent to yourattorney?
WITNESS: No, this is how I dress when I go to work.
ATTORNEY: Doctor, how many of your autopsies have you performed on dead people?
WITNESS: All my autopsies are performed on dead people. Would you like to rephrase that?
ATTORNEY: ALL your responses MUST be oral, OK? What school did you go to?
ATTORNEY: Do you recall the time that you examined the body?
WITNESS: The autopsy started around 8:30 p.m.
ATTORNEY: And Mr. Denton was dead at the time?
WITNESS: No, he was sitting on the table wondering why I was doing an autopsy on him!
ATTORNEY: Are you qualified to give a urine sample?
WITNESS: Huh….are you qualified to ask that question?
ATTORNEY: Doctor, before you performed the autopsy, did you check for a pulse?
ATTORNEY: Did you check for blood pressure?
ATTORNEY: Did you check for breathing?
ATTORNEY: So, then it is possible that the patient was alive when you began the autopsy?
ATTORNEY: How can you be so sure, Doctor?
WITNESS: Because his brain was sitting on my desk in a jar.
ATTORNEY: I see, but could the patient have still been alive, nevertheless?
WITNESS: Yes, it is possible that he could have been alive and practicing law.