July 29, 2006

LIFE !! How True !!


More info HERE !!

பருப்பு செய்திகள் !!

என் அருமை துவரம் பருப்பே,கடலைப்பருப்பே ,பாசிப்பருப்பே...

During my visit to the Indian grocery store this evening, I was shocked to the see a three fold price increase of dhal varieties. A 8 lbs pack of toor dal which used to cost $4.99 until last month is $15.99 now !. The shop keeper informed about the ban on imports of dals from India until March 2007.

More info HERE !

Read related posts at DESIPUNDIT and GILLI !!


TRIVIA(from the shop keeper) :

One pound (approx 1/2 kg) of curry leaves is procured at $20 USD from wholesale market ! No wonder, just about 10 leaves are sold for a dolla..!

July 27, 2006

Power restored !

The power was finally restored after 10 days of black out in certain parts of Queens, New York .

Look at the pictures here !

Here is a press release from Con Ed (The electric company)

Residential Customers: You may file a claim, up to a maximum of $350, for actual losses of food spoiled due to lack of refrigeration.
Claims up to $150 must include an itemized list.
Claims over $150 must include an itemized list and proof of loss. Examples of acceptable proof of loss include cash register tapes, store or credit card receipts, cancelled checks, clean identifying price labels or UPC bar codes from merchandise, and photographs of spoiled items.

Commercial Customers:

You may file a claim, up to a maximum of $7,000, for actual losses of perishable merchandise spoiled due to lack of refrigeration.
Claims must include an itemized list and proof of loss.


Is the TNEB  even listening ?


Never guessed this news would find a place in THE HINDU !!

July 26, 2006

A word of appreciation !!

I had been to SBI -NY this morning,and i just could not believe that the attitude of the staffs there has changed for good ! I finished my transactions in less than 10 minutes and staffs were very courteous today !! NO more pressing the bell, no more waiting for them to arrive at the counter !
Kudos to them !
Iam glad that they finally understood what "Customer satisfaction" means while doing business in a foreign country !! I did meet the bank manager to offer my appreciations and he was glad to hear that !

Salute our troops !

July 26th is Kargil Vijay Diwas, and this year will mark the seventh anniversary of Operation Vijay.

More info HERE and HERE !

July 24, 2006


தனியொரு மனிதனுக்கு உணவு இல்லையெனில் இந்த ஜகத்தினை அழித்திடுவோம் !!!!

பகிர்ந்து உண்...சரி சரி !!

Incidentally , i came across this NEWS ITEM today !!!! அடேங்கப்பா !!!!!!

July 22, 2006

July 16, 2006


Most of the magazines published in the west carry a feature on India. Recently, I happened to read this interesting topic in a business magazine. (couldnot find the link)

:Are the programmers overpaid ?:

The article had references to Indian scenario also. Few of the points stated were:

1. In certain regions of India,the real estate boom is because of mid-aged IT professionals
2.They invest in land/house costing 25+ lakhs to save on tax
3.So, middle class earning people and non techie people are left to struggle with the inflation rates.
4.IT boom favors only a section of society
Though its not fair the blame the IT people solely for inflation, they do seem to create an imbalance in the society .We have seen tech savvy chief ministers like Chandrababu Naidu, SM Krishna lose their seats because they concentrated more on the urban upscale population.

A question : Is there a positive influence of the IT salaries on other professions ?

Vatsan's post on Chennai real estate market

July 13, 2006

A question ?

Since when did Indians started to write MM/DD/YYYY format ?
Why should the crazy indian media ape the western format ?

No offence : Why should this come to my mind when i read about the Mumbai tragedy ?

July 12, 2006

Security lapse ?

Mumbai Blasts -Security lapse- Sad series of events :-(

Now, How on earth ( read India) could this happen ? SECURITY LAPSE AGAIN ??


July 06, 2006

ரிப்பீட்டு !! ரிப்பீட்டு !!

My blogging frequency sucks !
The reason :It's summer time here..So,am back to my part time job (with no pay) !!

Click the link-in-link-in-link for details !!

.. New York's must -see- places -of -attraction

July 03, 2006


I have read a lot of positive reviews about this song "Vaazha meenukum,Vilangu meenukum kalyanam",and also heard that this song is a top favorite in all Chennai FM radios. I just happened to watch this video,and i seriously can't understand what makes this song a hit ? All that the singer -"Gana Ulaganathan" does was that he raises his hands like a politician,and Malavika dances for it !
Am i missing something here about the popularity of this song ?


Linked from Little India Magazine !

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