My first Blog post in CE VoiCE!


I have been regularly reading the articles published in the CE-VoiCE which is the official Blog of the Crazyengineers website. I had wanted to write blog posts on the civil engineering topics at the VoiCE and so submitted my first blog post.

Here it is : The Pearl Bridge

Guys do read it 🙂 that’s construction project is engineering at it’s peak!

The thing i liked the most about it is they employed their own country men for all jobs right from the foremen to the project head. Even the softwares and technology they used were what they invented themselves. They didn’t depend on the best people from other nations and took the job in their own hands. That’s what i admire about these Japanese. And they mad it a point to have precision to the millimeter scale in this project. 😀 ISN’T THAT GREAT ENGINEERING?

cheers!

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happy birthday!


HAPPY BIRTHDAY SIS!!!


  Today me and my sister celebrate our 20th birthday :party:e
she is very special to me and i want to dedicate this post to her and wish her a happy and wonderful 20th birthday :h
have a great year ahead sis! :O
P.S: she’s written a post in her blog on our 20 years experience of sustaining in each other’s presence. it’s totally crazy… :r

cheers!

the art of saying "No!"


what would you do if you were a salesman at a grocery store and a customer walks upto you and asks you for some item and you do not have stock of that item at that time? what would your reply be?

well some may just say a simple “no sir we do not have it now.”.

but so many people find a negative reply to be a bad sign for the rest of the day. that too when they are purchasing some stuff for a pooja or something. :@

but is there any other way to say a no?

well there is! i recently discovered it. when my dad had gone to a sweet shop to purchase sweets for diwali and when he asked for jilebis , the salesman said that he had ladoos. at first my father was like ” did i ask it right?” :brow but it was then we realised that was his way of saying no in a positive way.

great thinking no? :b

cheers,

Happy Festival of Lights!


hello fellow bloggers 🙂

Happy Diwali! :e

this is one festival i await eagerly. my favourite part is watching the fireworks light up the sky in the night. celebrations have already begun around my house. and I’m sure most of you would be starting the celebrations very soon at your houses very soon. so enjoy the week long celebrations along with friends and family. 😀
have a safe and happy diwali.
P.S: The early wishes is because i may not be able to blog that day owing to the work at home and exams will be round the corner. 😉

10 words!


>this is one forward i got by mail. i felt like sharing it with you all 😀


the most

selfish one letter word…                   “I”                …avoid it.

satisfying two letter word…               “we”             … use it

poisonous three letter word…            “ego”             …kill it

used four letter word…                     “love”            …value it
pleasing five letter word…                 “smile”          …keep it

fast spreading six letter word …         “rumor”          …ignore it

hard working seven letter word…        “success”       …achieve it

enviable eight letter word…               “jealousy”      …distance it

powerful nine letter word…                “knowledge”   …acquire it

divine ten letter word…                     “friendship”    …maintain it


cheers!

Spirit of Navarathri.


Navarathri (nava-nine ,rathri-nights) is a festival conducted all over India with the tenth day being vijayadashami. during this 9 day period goddess durga worshiped in various styles based on the location.
In Tamil Nadu the tradition is to arrange a golu in the house. some houses which have the tradition of having the golu for the navarathri arrange the dolls in a steps like arrangement. the dolls may be any thing like the avatars of goddess durga or the forms of vishnu or some thematic scenes.
last week i had been to many golus at various houses and temples.  i had taken some pictures of which i’m giving you a glimpse of some.
(a pattern made of 9 types of pulses, fruits and flowers at a temple)
(a scene of Lord Shiva in the Kailas mountain)
(the statues which are beautifully arranged in the steps )
( dolls and a chariot arranged to show a temple scene)

of what use?


this was one story my physics teacher told me when i was in my 6th standard. though it has very little physics in it the incident is worth the time you will spend reading this post.



The incident: discovery of electricity.


In 1752, Franklin is said to have performed the famous experiment of flying a kite during a thunderstorm, which led to the discovery that lightning and electricity were somehow related. and that was the first step towards the life we lead today. so franklin was excited with his find and wanted to exhibit it and he went to the court of the then ruler (i actually forgot the name of the king though 😉 ) anyway, when he displayed it to the king the king was skeptical to the find and asked this question : ” of what use is this find to the people “. and franklin said ” this is just like questioning, ‘of what use is a new born to the community?’ “. you never know what the kid will grow into similarly you may never know what may come out of what every one calls a simple find. 


i’m not talking about the scientific researches alone here, never underestimate anybody or any idea. 🙂


think about it… 


cheers,




lessons from Lord Ganesha!


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(a 1810 A.D. painting )
Some of us worship Lord Ganesha. Some of us at least see his picture very often. for those who don’t know Lord Ganesha/ Ganapathi/ Pillayar is revered as the Remover of Obstacles. the elephant headed God is worshiped at the beginning of any work. it is said that the work will be a success if done so. 

There are a few lessons we could learn from Lord Ganesha’s anatomy. In this post i’m sharing the few of those which i heard some years ago. 


Big head: think BIG!
Never restrict your thoughts to certain well defined boundaries. open your mind and think about the millions of opportunities that are open to you.

Small Eyes: Concentrate on the goal.
Never waver from your goal. Be like Arjuna, who when asked to aim at a wooden bird with his arrow, told his guru that all his attention was on the bird’s eye only.

Large Ears: listen more.
Never assume that you are the all knowing one around. There are people around you with a far more extensive knowledge and by listening to what they have for you you can raise you intellectual level more.

One tusk: Retain the good. Throw away the bad.
one must accept the fact that no one is perfect but one can inch slowly towards that perfection by retaining all good thoughts,habits and discarding all bad stuff.

Trunk: be adaptable and highly efficient.
This is mainly about the survival of the fittest concept. To be successful one has to be adaptable to his environment.

Small mouth: Talk less.
A well known fact-” Empty vessels make more noise”. so quit the waste talks and do something more productive.

Axe: cut of all bonds of attachments.
Never let the bonds of attachment to hold you back from your goal.

Rope: pull yourself to your goal.
channel all your efforts in one stream, towards your goal and propel yourself forward.

Large stomach: Peacefully digest all good and bad that comes in life.
Learn to accept both the good and bad in life the same way.

Mouse: Desire.
Unless it is kept under control it causes havoc.you ride it and keep it under control. don’t let it take you for a ride.

Modaka (the prasad): rewards for your work. 
Really yummy 😉 and worth all the efforts put in for it.