Praying Lips…..Helping Hands….The story goes on….

I have many friends.

Some Muslims, some Hindu, some Sikh, some Rajasthani, Tamil, Telugu, Bengali and  some pakka Marathas.

I am kind of fusion. Telugu guy born in Orrisa, bought up in between Maratha’s and formative years of my life in between Punjabi’s.

Studied in Chennai between majority of Tamil speaking folks. Working and living between Kannadiga’s from 6 years.

Who am I? I don’t know.

Over period of time, living with different sects and religion, I have learned that

  • No religion is bad
  • Every religion teaches to do “seva” {community service}
  • Spread peace and love. Need comes pick up sword.
  • Just coz u don’t like non-veg, doesn’t make you any veggie
  • And, non-veg price has gone high coz, Brahmin, like me eat all kinds of things walking, crawling, or whtvever.

Plus just remember, a helping hand is always better than praying lips.

If you can serve or contribute anyway, step up, coz it’s not about only you.

It’s about who we are. And how we will be treated next.

[Updated] A March In March

While at Gurudware on Sunday, 25th March, Happy(yes, dats a name)  from somewhere found a print out, requesting people to gather at MG Road to support Anna Hazare’s fast.

The first thought which came to my mind, why not? I said to myself, a helping hand is always better than praying lips.

Plus I hate people who are keyboard warriors (Read: Facebook, Twitter etc etc)

After having langar, Me and Suman headed straight to MG Road

We saw some 20-30 odd group standing. After quickly parking the bike, we joined the group.

This was our first candle light march, we were excited that we are contributing our bit by walking 4kms( or more?) and importantly, shouting slogans to keep the spirits high. LOUD.

We saw few elderly folks, kids, young couples and people from all walks of life joining the march. Some firangs too 😉

Volunteers were very supportive. Cups, Candles, Water, you name it they had properly thought through this.

Hope one day when the actually Jan Lokpal bill is passed, we will say, we march’d for the cause 🙂

And rightfully, the walk ended at Bridgade road, with the song, Hum Honge Kamyab, Ek Din….

Shine on you crazy diamond.

PS: I think the India Against Corruption( IAC) team forgot to thank the Bangalore Police as they did walk with us and they were all supportive as well.

So here I say on behalf of everyone at the march, Thank you!!!

UPDATED
– Couple of people listening to us, gave us complements saying “Aawaz badi Jung hai”. To which suman n me said, we have more samples in our Gurudware 😀

– While we were shouting slogans, an old lady walked to us and offered water and said ” drink else you will have dehydration”. We looked at her, and silently drank water. She was wearing the jungle trip jacket 😉 she was kinda a cute grandma u cant say no

– By the time we left, that 20-30 gang had grown to some 600{more?} odd sanjat {Read: group or mob}

– And finally, Suman’s throat is fine and mine is dying. I would put him under a cycle to die. Yes, that’s a royal death I want for him 😀

Two back to back trips: Kerala & Hyd

The missing me is back with updates.

Had travelled 2 places back to back.

The weekend 20-22nd Jan 2012, was in kottayam, Kerala. Lovely place, awesome people, great food and above all a great trip to remember by.

And, yes it was Ancy’s wedding.

Immediately, my parents were visiting my sister and brother-in-law in Hyderabad, so i too joined in.

Hyd did lil upset me with the traffic and pollution. But nevertheless it was a great time spent with family and home-made food, specially dosas and pooha or aulaki as you may know it.

Pics will follow soon…

Now planning for next month’s trip to Gujrat for Hiren’s wedding and soon after that planning a road trip to Goa 🙂

Will write in detail about the trips..later..

Parsing prototype’s responseXML in JavaScript

Here’s a quick code snippet to parse the responseXML using JavaScript.

I am printing the xml file using php, feel free to use your server side scripting language.

First make a quick Ajax.Request call to send the data to server file.

function AddItem() {

 
var input = ‘myinput=’+$F(‘myinput’);
var list = ‘ListID=’+$F(‘ListID’);
var user = ‘userID=’+$F(‘userID’);

var pars = input+’&’+user+’&’+list;

new Ajax.Request(

‘GetItem.php’,
 { 
  asynchronous:true,
  parameters:pars,
  onComplete: ShowData 
  
 }
);
$(‘myform’).reset();
$(‘myinput’).activate();
return false;

}

Now that we have sent the data to our server file, in the above case its GetItem.php

Print the xml file in the php side.

Collect the reponse from the server in the form of the responseXML.

Below is the code to parse the responseXML and picking it up in javascript DOM.

function ShowData(originalRequest) {
 
var xmlDoc = originalRequest.responseXML.documentElement;

var value = xmlDoc.getElementsByTagName(“ItemValue”)[0].childNodes[0].nodeValue;
var value1 = xmlDoc.getElementsByTagName(“ItemID”)[0].childNodes[0].nodeValue;

divID = ‘DIV’+value1;

var div = document.createElement(‘div’);
div.className =’ItemRow’;
div.id = divID;

var val = ‘”‘+value+'”‘;

var i = document.createElement(‘input’);
i.type=’checkbox’;
i.id=value1;
i.value=value;
i[“onclick”] = new Function(“MarkDone(this.id)”);
var t = document.createTextNode(value);

div.appendChild(i);
div.appendChild(t);

$(‘ItemTree’).appendChild(div);

new Effect.Highlight($(div));
}

This has worked perfectly for me, let me know if you run into issues with this code.

Cheerz

Show your love for names…

At lunch in cafeteria, someone just sparked the topic of hillarious and witty movie titles.

And, we decided to compile the BIG Daddy list of movie titles which tickle and make you laugh.

List the names of movies you know off in the comments and we will keep updating this list here ..

Let me start here ..( updated list)

1. Khooni Dulhan ( 2001)
2. Daaku Ramkali
3. pyasa haiwan
4. tarzan ki beti
5. khooni darinda
6. rengthi chudail
7. Aag Lagaa Do Saawan Ko
8. DIL DIYA DARD LIYA
9. Rampur ki rani
10. raat rani
11. raat rani

 

Simplest solution to end corruption in India.

If I hear one more time gush over anti-corruption bills and laws, I swear,  I’m gonna puke.

Team Anna says they want a strong bill so that they want to punish the corrupt officials. What if I were to tell you, there are proof’s/stings of politicians and middlemen taking bribes on camera?

Well, I am no journalist, nor from any media background and the last thing, I am not attached to any political party. It’s disclaimer.

I want to know, what and how are you going to deal with them?

Now to give you proof’s, please hop on to Tehelka.com and you will find some stunning and shocking truth.

I happened to go over, the Godhra Coverage and the Operation West End.

One simple google search on the same, and you will find tons of articles and interviews of  Tarun Tejpal and wikipedia entries of the same.

After going over each one of them, I feel Team Anna has just wasted theirs and nation’s time.

If they would have known how the powerful people in delhi corridor’s react on such corruption issues, and what extent they went behind people exposing it, they would have never expected the elected representatives to pass a strong lokpal bill.

And, guess what happen’s to people who are caught in bribery? Well, is there any other “India’s Upcoming Hero’s Award lined up?”

My curiosity lingers me to raise few doubts about the media itself. I wonder why no one picked up these stories in main stream media? Television debates? Why was anna fast covered?

So that brings me to suggest, this nation of 100 crore+ people, my simplest solution to end corruption in India.

Instead of wasting time, money and energy in organizing, attending and travelling all cities to make people aware of the jan-lok-pal or jan-joke-pal, just raise power and money.

Bring in people who are powerful or can give money ( any amount) at their disposal and take all that money and power and invest in Tehelka 2.0 

Let these good, daring and selfless folks at Tehelka 2.0 expose everyone and anyone who are corrupt and are county’s enemies. Then let loose media to follow up on these corrupt officials and finally, we can also do a candle light march ( that’s kinda in-thing now a days) to make sure guilty is punished.

That’s my solution. If you don’t have a better one, please get your cheques ready, should anyone decide to start a Tehelka again, we should be ready with boat loads of money and power.

Agree? Disagree? Feel free to express your solutions in the comments section.

With love,
One Among The Mango People.

 

A look back and looking forward : 2011 & 2012

31st Dec 2011, it started with laughing out loud and howling, as Roy had called and said, we are like train compartments and needs to be pushed all the times to get the things done.

God, it’s the last day of this year! “How was 2011?”, I asked myself. It’s 10am this morning.

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It was during Feb, we had this team outing and didn’t realize  it was supposed to change life so much.

Met Suman, Roy and Khushi, my friends. They are the co-founders in HappyCV and Adsonomy.

All of us are so different from each other. How did we land up together?

Well, there’s so much we all shared together, some of our best moments of life together.

Right from long bike drives to sprite

from road side dosa to mainland china

from sharing family issues to abusing each other

from terrace parties to gold class movie,

It’s so long list of moments shared together. If I start writing them all, well it would certain, I would need to change the title to welcome 2013.

Time just flies, we never knew we would be this attached and close.

For us, we are better as nuts with each other, we know it and some part of us will always be that.

Being in our mature years( not that we are “old”), but behaving like college kids is some fun.

Not worrying, not even for a second, just knowing someone is always there to always count on. And more so we spent most of our time together.

We are a rare mix of class and country fellows, which is good, we used to be, what we wanted to be.

They say, opposites attract( who said it, anyway?), for us, we never realized if we are same, opposite, similar, different or same. We just did all we want, and best part is, we loved it.

Rarely, we got into arguments or fights, which ended up in good note, as we would realize and come back again.

It’s just the thought, that we always had someone to fall back on. And that is what made 2011 very special.

Personally, for me, I have changed a lot. I have learnt a lot of these friends and words are surely not enough to Thank you for all the smiles, happiness and love.

2011 will be cherished as a year of friendship, love and care.

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Some of the things, which made 2011 very special …

Meeting Kushi & Suman

Booking our house

Starting HappyCV and Adsonomy ( there is still long way to go, we have started our journey)

Changing job

Mohit chauhan’s concert

Nonu’s first Bday ( and remember, the shopping we did?)

Nonu flying first time in flight ( lil one is daring, you see)

Calling people at 1.30 am 🙂

Video calls on gmail..

There are so many, but these are some of the special moments.

Thank you, Roy, Suman and Khushi, if not for you guys, 2011 would surely would have ended up like another year.

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Shit, I need to go to Gurudware and I am already late.

It’s the 10th Sikh Guru, Guru Gobind Singh ji’s Bday, Ah, on 31st. Awesome I said to myself.

Well, Nanded is the place where the Guru’s body is there and I also happen to graduate from the same place, SGGS Nanded college.

Suman, my punjabi bro, called me one week before to remind of this, I was not sure then but was today.

And, one thing, that makes me motivated and charged is to do seva.

Many of my friends had called asking me to join them, for clubbing, partying and having great time, which would just mean ending up doing nothing.

So i decided to head to Gurudware and what happiness we get in doing seva, can never be described nor felt. Do it to know the joy of it.

When the world was busy lifting their glasses, we were busy lifting 10kg rice cartons and making Raita. When the world didn’t bother who would wash was their plates, we cleaned containers and deg’s so huge and heavy in which langer is cooked and cleaning the kitchen, as big as some clubs dance floor.

Now, if you are giving a “awww” feeling, as you heard, ” washing, sweeping and cleaning stuff” , there was some big shots doing the same and you will not believe if i mention the names. So let’s keep it simple, all just do seva to guru in anyway we can, if that is “awwww”, just read next line and grab your masala chai.

Masala chai, was our beverage.

Some of the above tasks, multiple times. It tests your patience, body, strength and above all willingness to do seva.

The world would hug and wish Happy New Year, for us, we joined in Ardaas ( prayer) and putting our forehead in front of the Guru and thanking him for everything he gave this year and seek his blessing and love be on everyone for the coming year.

More masala chai, this time with more garlic, sugar and biscuits.

Wished Sister, Bhushan, Khushi and Roy and then went to grab quick sleep at 1.40am.

It rained, I guess, it was damn cold, and bless the mosquitoes had feast out of me.

Well, next morning, which for us was (3am), we had to get up again to prepare langer, and the year it is starting, my fav dishes was on menu for breakfast.

I got chance to help in with 160 litres of milk and 80 litres of curd from the milk vendor.

We quickly cleaned up the whole kitchen, utensils and huge containers so that the sevak’s can start their cooking.

Quick sleep again.

Got up, and more masala chai, this time with parathas and gulab jaamuns.

After serving the morning breakfast, I decided to enjoy the yummy first breakfast of 2012.

Me and Suman, truly enjoyed the first breakfast of 2012, aha, awesome, wonderful, so tummy full, we found difficult to carry ourselves.

Wished and thanked everyone at the langer, specially Sonu, Vicky, Karigar, Pinku, bhupinder and guys whose names I don’t know  but trust me, when we meet each other next, anywhere, we would hug and say, “Wahe guru, aur veer ji, ki haal hai?”

Special mention and shout out for my younger pra, Suman, Thank you. I know I need not say it to him, but it’s out of care and love for him. God bless you.

After returning home, wished everyone in family and friends, if I missed anyone, please be assured, you are part of me, and were part of my prayers too.

I wish and pray, may god bless you and shower his blessing, love, happiness and care always to you.

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Welcome, 2012.

Let’s live our dreams, knowing we have such gr8 friends always there and are blessed from god.

Bring it on!!!!

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PS: If you are in groovy mood, check out this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VAfY-OCcqNs&ob=av3n