Wednesday, June 22, 2005

Dum Dum Deega Deega, Mausam Bheega Bheega

Yes ... Its raining in Namma Chennai. Well, not very heavy rain. But enough to cool the city down and bring a smile on people's faces. And to top it all off, I got drenched all the way from Anna Flyover till home. Awesome feeling.

For a rain starved and water-less(donno if tht is a word) like Chennai, this is a welcome surprise..

Happy getting wet..
A :-)

Thursday, June 09, 2005

Random Thoughts

I am sitting in the library at IITM and this shared LAN connection is dead slow.. To kill time, me bloggin :-P
I came here in the morning at around 11 am and its now half past four. Actually accomplished lot and also did a lot of Vetti stuff like what I am doing now..

Thought 1:-

David Sheperd retires

This is one guy whom I respect in the cricketing arena. Umpire 'Shep' as he is known to people close to him stood in his final test match at Kingston, Jamaica some three days back. A chubby man from England, he was one of the most widely respected cricket umpires in the world. Loved the way in which he used to hop on one leg whenever the score was nelson (111, 222, 333 etc.. ). It was a wonderful gesture by Brian Lara to present him with a bat.
Hope Shep enjoys his retriement.

Thought 2:-

Why do so many people opt for software jobs?

This is one question that I have been trying to answer for quite some time. Recently, a friend of mine got a job at Tata consultancy services (TCS) thro' the college campus recruitment office. Now, this guy is a mechanical engineer. Maybe he has very good programming skilss and all that, but all that aside, I was wondering what made him opt for software when he has so much knowledge in mechanical engineering. This is just one example. There are numerous cases in which this has happened, people from non software backgrounds enter the software industry.

Is this due to the fact that there are lot of jobs in the offing in the software industry??

Is this due to the lack of jobs in core companies. ???

Is it because software companies supposedly offer better pay packets? Better hikes, other perks , etc.. ??

These are some of the questions that are in my mind right now..
From what I hear, the software job is pretty demanding and you just have to keep staring at the computer screen and coding . Doesn't that sound really boring??
I am glad I will never know.. Cos' come what may, I wil never ever accept a software job. Thank God for that!!

More thoughts will follow:-D

Sunday, June 05, 2005

Amal, Vimal, Kamal EVAM INDRAJIT

This post derives its title from this play I saw today. It was by this very popular theatre group EVAM . This was one of their serious plays. Atleast that was what I expected.
And yes, it did turn out to be a serious theme with bits of humor injected here and there.

Me in no mood to type out a review. Check out their website for when they are performing. I do know that they are premiering a new out and out comedy play on Aug 15th. Hoping to check tht one out

Saturday, June 04, 2005

Clay Court tennis at its very best

This week is the second and concluding week of the Clay court season with the French Open Championships happening at Roland Garros. Normally, I don't watch too much clay court tennis beacause its unexciting with all unknown and unheard players battling it out from the baseline. I like to watch serve and volley kinda tennis. But, this week changed that.

I watched the Quarters between Mariano Puerta and Canas. Canas is a very good player from Argentina and traditionally, all players from there are great Clay courters. The match lasted five wonderful sets and Puerta hit some amazing forehand winners and literally hit Canas out of the court in the final set. Too good

Just finished watching what was dubbed as the match of the tournament which was between Federer and Nadal. It was a good game but somehow, Federer gave me the impression that he was not at his best. He did not attack Nadal's serve too much and generally was very defensive. Am not taking any credit from Nadal. He did just the opposite, played very aggresively and won.
He truly deserved the win.

Looking forward to the final now