Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Tatas are the champions again...

Tatas won over and bid higher than CSN.. They atlast won the Corus deal.. I am really proud of it.. Indians entering into global market.. This is damn cool..

CNN-IBN Video..

And a rediff article..

Disney's Car's Sountracks

Hey.. I found the animated video for "Life is a Highway".. The Lyrics are in an older post below..

And here is one more great soundtrack from the same movie.. "Real gone"..

The Lyrics are as follows:

Sheryl Crow - Real Gone Lyrics

I'm American made but I like Chevrolet
My momma taught me wrong from right.

I was born in the South
Sometimes I have a big mouth
When I see something that I don't like
I gotta say it.

Well, we've been driving this road for a mighty long time
Paying no mind to the signs
Well, this neighborhood's changed
It's all been rearranged
We left that team somewhere behind.

Slow down, you're gonna crash,
Baby you're a-screaming it's a blast, blast, blast
Look out babe, you've got your blinders on
Everybody's looking for a way to get real gone
Real gone.
Real gone.

But there's a new cat in town
He's got high-faded friends
Thinks he's gonna change history

You think you know him so well
Yeah you think he's so swell
But it's just a front you wait and see

Slow down, you're gonna crash,
Baby you're a-screaming it's a blast, blast, blast
Look out, you've got your blinders on
Everybody's looking for a way
To get real gone
Real gone.
Real gone.
Real gone.

Well you can say what you want
But you can't say it 'round here
'Cause they'll catch you and give you a whippin'

Well, I believe I was right when I said you were wrong
You didn't like the sound of that
Now, did ya?

Slow down, you're gonna crash,
Baby you're a-screaming it's a blast, blast, blast
Look out, you've got your blinders on
Everybody's looking for a way to get real gone

Well here I come and I'm so not scared,
Got my pedal to the metal, got my hands in the air
Look out, you take your blinders off
Everybody's looking for a way to get real gone
Real gone.
Real gone.
Real gone.
Real gone.



Sunday, January 28, 2007

Convoy ....

I got down at Gota, 4Km from my University to catch a connecting Chagada. I saw four police men at the crossroads which is usually jam packed with vehicles.. They were holding the traffic from all sides... Asking the vehicles not to cross the road.. and neither were they allowing people to cross.. Infact.. They had asked 3-4 people who had crossed halfway to go back to the other side..

Then one of the police guy at the centre of the crossroad said "Let them go..".. The one at the side said.. "Pagal ho gaya hai kya? Sir ka call aaya tha.. Woh aa hi rahe hai.." (Are you mad? Sir had called up to say that they are on the way).. And then a minute later.. you can hear the sounds of the police.. I thought it was the CM going back home.. But then what followed was a series of 10 - 12 Ambassador cars with police jeeps in between.. then two ambulances blaring the siren.. Then a mini fire fighter vehicle.. And then a jeep..

After that, I asked the police guy.. whose convoy was it anyway.. It said.. "Whose convoy?.. Its the Vice President.."

Hmm.. So much for him.. Otherwise you will never find even one police guy at Gota.. You will not be able to cross the road for 10 minutes at peak time..

School Chale Hum !!!

Atlast I found the video on YouTube too.. School chale hum.. From Bharatbala Productions.. About the video from the horse's mouth...

"192 million children between 6-14 years of age across 1.1 million places in India are not going to school. This film for Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (Universilisation of elementary Education) addresses the needs of these children. The film catches the moment when children all across India from Kashmir to Kerala wake up in the morning and run to go to school."

Directed by: Kanika and Bala, Bharatbala Productions (BBP) for the Ministry of Human Resource Development, India.

The children look cute... And the music's WONDERFUL.. Hai naa??

Disney's Car's Sountrack

Here's the Soundtrack from Disney's Cars..

Rascal Flatts - Life Is A Highway Lyrics

Life's like a road that you travel on
When there's ne day here and the next day gone
Some times you bend and sometimes you stand
Sometimes you turn your head to the wind
There's a world outside every darkened door
Where blues won't haunt you anymore
Where brave are free and lovers soar
Come ride with me to the distant shore
We won't hesitate
bTo Break down the garden's gate
There's not much time left today

Life is a highway
I wanna ride it all night long
If you're going my way
I wanna drive it all night long

Through all these cities and all these towns
It's in my blood and it's all around
I love you now like I loved you then
This is the road and these are the hands
From Mozambique to those Memphis nights
The khyber Pass to Vancouver's lights

Knock me down get back up again
You're in my blood
I'm not a lonely man
There's no load I can't hold
Road so rough this I know
I'll be there when the light comes in
Just tell 'em we're survivors

Life is a highway
I wanna ride it all night long
If you're going my way
I wanna drive it all night long

Life is a highway
I wanna ride it all night long
Gimme gimme gimme gimme yeah
If you're going my way
I wanna drive it all night long
There was a distance between you and I
A misunderstanding once
But now we look in the eye

There ain't no load that I can't hold
Road so rough this I know
I'll be there when the light comes in
Just tell 'em we're survivors

Life is a highway
I wanna ride it all night long
If you're going my way
I wanna drive it all night long

Life is a highway
I wanna ride it all night long
If you're going my way
I wanna drive it all night long

Life is a highway
I wanna ride it all night long
If you're going my way
I wanna drive it all night long


Enjoy !!!

Disney Cars

The movie from Disney - Cars.. A story about "Lightning McQueen"... A racing car created by "Lord Chevrolet"... is a very close to reality looks animation movie.. The concept it self was too cool.. Its a Cars world.. Cars race.. Cars come to see the racing.. Cars are the commentators.. Cars are pit stop people... Then we have a town with a population of Cars.. Cars selling gas and tyres, Cars policing and court of Cars etc etc..

The two soundtracks.. The intro of Lightning McQueen and "Life is a Highway".. are really wonderful.. All the emotions of humans are the ones are put on to the Cars... The shot clip of Michael Schumacher coming to the small town of Radiator Springs to get a three of four sets of tyres is absolutely fantastic.. Its animation at its peak.. Have look at it below...

Over all the movie feels cool and filling to my mind.. Worth watching.. And worth buying an original DVD/VCD...

Saturday, January 27, 2007


Salaam-e-Ishq - The name makes you feel that the movie must be superb.. But the reality is the total opposite.. It has been one of the worst movies I have ever seen.. I would have infact got up and left the theatre.. But I wanted to utilize the 110 Rupees that I had paid to see that stupid movie.. So myself and my friends were started amking fun of the movie... Atleast that made a good timepass for us..

As it was directed from Nikhil Advani - the previous film of his which I saw was "Kal ho na ho" - I had expected a gem. Even after seeing in the news paper that "the stars shine is a mediocre film", I went to see it. If "Kal ho na ho" can be rated as positive infinity.. "Salaam-e-Ishq" can be rated as negative infinity..

The six stories start boring you as soon as the film starts.. I guess Nikhil wanted to just pass on time by making a movie.. he has wasted his time and also our time.. Infact time of some thousands of people.. And what about the money spent on the movie? The huge amount of money spent for shooting in London, with all those localites wearing same custom stiched Indian dresses for just few steps in a song.. If only th emoney could have been used for better purporses - for the poor and the needy. I dont say that every producer must do so.. But instead of making such a useless film, it would have better to donate waay the money..

Only the songs are appreciable.. Otherwise its sheer bullshit.. Dont even see if anybody sponsers your ticket.. You can see Priyanka in other films too(If that was your excuse to see the film)..


"Ya rabba.. Yeh movie kyon banaya.."

Friday, January 26, 2007

On the eve of Republic day of India !!!

Vande Mataram by A.R.Rehman and other prominent musicians and vocalists.. A BharatBala Production...

Vande Mataram from A.R.Rehman's previous album "Maa tujhe Salaam".. Also a BharatBala Production...

These BharatBala guys are wonderful.. U can also reach them at There is a repository of all the videos they have done... And a lot more !!!

Incredible India... An ad released by Indian Tourism Ministry I guess.. The beautiful India is here !!!

Knowledge of Indian people about Indian Economic Reforms..

Here is a series of videos about what the Indian people know about the economic reforms which have been started 15 years ago.. CNN IBN Poll...

First Part:

Second Part:

Third Part:

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Linux in Telugu !


I have got a Telugu linux distro.. Found it while searching for something else.. The link is

If any Gults are seeing this blog (Leave gults.. I guess not even one person has seen this blog till today... I dont even find this blog in google search.. ;)... But I am optimistic about the future..) download and try it out.. I am downloading it..

Will let u know when I run it.. Its a Live CD...

Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Entrepreneurship !!!

Although I am an aspiring Entrepreneur.. I have never written about Entreprenuership on my blog.. I just went thru the blog ("Entrepreneurship: My Struggle with Myself") of the "Entrepreneurship- Lets Chase our Dreams!" tribe in techtribe ( The following is an excellent copy of the blog written by Abhishek Sharma. It exactly depicts the situation I am currently in .. being in the "Comfort Zone".. It talks a lot about Entrepreneuship too.. Really worth a read...
Entrepreneurship: My Struggle with Myself
Posted by Abhishek on 30 Nov 2006
I still remember when I was young and started to ride a bicycle, after many a tries, I finally got ‘Balance’ and could manage bicycle on my own. I called everyone at home and showed them, I can ride a bicycle and they all appreciated, then I went back to my friends and showed them my achievement. There was a stark glow on my face!

I am sure all of you would also remember your first moment of achievements, be it first grade in class or as simple as creating your first sand castle. That time, left enormous impact on all of us, we still remember that moment and even today a child walks up to us jumping and wanting to share his achievement, we get little nostalgic about how we experienced it.

Since our childhood, all of us wants to achieve something ‘Big’ in life, only thing is definition of Big keeps on changing from time to time. When we were young; riding a bicycle was Big, then standing on the podium receiving first prize, then driving a car, then joining our dream company and list is endless.

For quiet sometime, I got engaged in this question of what exactly is ‘Big’ for me next, after achieving all that I thought was ‘Big’ enough for me. A thought struck me my next ‘Big’ thing would be to do what I always wanted to do. Hang on, what’s that, I asked myself; then I realized I wanted to be an entrepreneur, somebody who is responsible completely for success and failure of the venture. Somebody, who may not earn that big a money in the initial few years what he would be earning at the moment, but will have sense of pride in working towards realizing his dreams. This thought kept on bothering me for some time. I kept on delaying it, not now may be a little later was something I kept on saying to myself and finally realized that I am procrastinating nothing else, but my dream and I wondered as to why I am doing that and finally got the answer whish is; I am relaxing, chilling out and enjoying myself in my ‘Comfort Zone’.

‘Bang On’ and that’s it, this mere realization made me shiver. I thought, I have never been one of those who live in their comfort zone. I always thought I am the one who always try different things in life, get driven by challenges and so on but No, I wasn’t really like that. Trust me friends, this realization was ‘Tough’ for me to absorb. After this I could look at various occasions where I had an opportunity to move out of my comfort zones but sheer thought of failing, did not let me decide and I kept on procrastinating.

After this I looked as to what are the reasons I am giving to myself, which are not letting me move out of my comfort zone, and I could think of following:
a) I have got financial liabilities (basically EMIs) on me, which I need to take care of how will I manage that?
b) Starting venture is too risky what if I don’t make it?
c) Will I be able to get back to corporate world, if things doesn’t go the way I want it to go? What will people say?
d) There will be too much pressure on me to perform; will I be able to handle that?
e) My peers will move to next level by the time I could my venture to a level and I can survive? There is a big opportunity risk in this.
f) What will my friends think of me?

And trust me friends, list was endless. I had so many reasons not to do what I want to do in life; I realized I was cozy in my comfort zone; big money, beautiful office, healthy work environment, respect, authority and responsibility, opportunity to travel abroad and explore the world, Credit card people chasing me, so many corporate offers, excellent gym in office and what not.

I tried to look at both sides of the coins; reasons I had ‘Not’ to be an entrepreneur and reasons I had ‘To Be’ and entrepreneur. Friends, you won’t believe this, I just had one reason to be an entrepreneur; now you must be wondering what was that. Friends, it was “Its my dream to make a world class organization; and people should say here is the man who had what it takes to realize his dreams”. This reason was ‘Big’ enough for me to leave all the reasons I have mentioned above aside and decided to take the plunge.

Friends, all of us are cozy in our comfort zones but trust me what whatever we dream of is just outside our comfort zone. Surely, it takes lot of courage to decide, it takes lot of planning but starting onto your journey of dreams, but it’s really worth you. We don’t have clue how exciting and challenging entrepreneurial ecosystem is, I can guarantee you that ‘stark glow on your face’ which you are trying to find is available. Moment you get your first client, you get recognition, media starts to talk about who you are, you will never be the same person. Friends, lets get our act together and give it a shot, all of us have it what it takes to realize our dreams!
There is also a comment by Anup which is also superb and adds on to the above matter...
01 Dec 2006
Superb piece. I went through the same emotions that you mentioned when I started out on my own. But today, I live according to my own terms. Even today, there is lot of struggle, especially financial ones. But one thing that I can say is that, I graduated from "Cash Problem", to "Cash Flow" problem :-) and my experienced business friends tell me that in itself is a sign of progress.
I would like to add a few more points to what Abhishek has written on "The rewards of entrepreneurship"
1 - More self esteem - When you come out of your "secure zone" and the "safety of money in your bank account on the 30th", you realize that you have to trust and back yourself. When you realize that you are on your own and you have to earn your pay on your own, you feel scared and when I say "scared", it is that "nasty, gut knotting, rising from the bottom of your stomach" ugly fear. But once you over come it, start believing in yourself and convince your customers that your product is good enough, at that moment, you grow up. You value yourself more, you start appreciating yourself and the world around you more.
2 - Humility - When you turn entrepreneur and start tasting success, you appreciate other entrepreneurs. When I used to work as an employee, I used to criticize the owners of my company, complaining about lack of facilities and compare them with other successful companies. Today I realize how difficult it is to run an enterprise. Also, being an entrepreneur I appreciate all types of work. For example I used to blame accountants as lazy for delaying reimbursements. But today, I know a fair bit of accounting and I can afford an accountant and I realize how difficult a task they have to perform.
3 - Test your reserves and stamina - We read that InfoSys has 600 clients and the number sounds so simple. Try getting "1", yes, I mean "ONE" client, especially if you are selling your skills (consulting). The process through which you have to "meet the customer first" (undergo the pain of explaining who you are and what you do over the phone to an impatient manager), "slowly convince the customer" and finally get the order. If you can come through this, it shows character and you would have grown as a person. You will notice that you become more patient and more tolerant towards others because you know that only sweat, toil and patience takes you forward
4 Honest Friends - When you turn entrepreneur, and if you are starting with minimal capital, you will be relying on friends for survival. I have had some close friends who lend me money to survive the initial days and they trusted me to make money and repay them back. At this juncture you realize that however great you may be, it is only because of friends and families that you will be able to make it big. Today I make it a point to spend time with my family and friends.
My Best,
Really worth a read and inspiring too... Atleast for me !!!
Cheers !!!