Wednesday, March 22, 2006

cobwebs cobwebs on my blog !

I know its been ages since i updated my blog .. and i am sorry to say that the cobwebs wont be cleared until May 17th , 2006 as the maid has gone for a long break ! :D

Wednesday, January 18, 2006

Interesting !!!

It is not so uncommon to have an Apartment complex filled with Indians in the US . Most of the blocks close to the school would be occupied entirely by Desis
Primary reasons
1) Indians would stay in the lab most of the time and would like to make trips to the house for home food ;)
2) Until grad studies is done , atleast most of us cannot afford a car .
Well this is something that happened in Arizona State University as narrated by my friend.
There was an apt close to ASU which had only indians . Well it so happened that someone came and knocked on the doors of one of these apartments and asked for Bob Thompson and prompt came the reply from the desi " There are no foreigners in this apartment".. ooops that was quite a mistake :D

Friday, January 13, 2006

One classic Bharathiar song

Recently i listened to this piece by Bharathiar and sung by Sowmya ...
It was just a master piece . The song is about " The God of Death ( Kaala ) or Yemen " where Bharathiar for a change ridicules and makes fun of the Death God saying, he ( kaala ) has no powers and cites instances where he was defeated ...

kaalaa unai naan siru pullena mathikkiren;
enran kaalaruke vaadaa!
sarre unai mithikkiren-ada(kaalaa)
velaayutha viruthinai manathir pathikkiren-nalla vethaantha muraiththa njaaniyarthamaiyennith thuthikkiren-aathi moolaavenru kathariya yaanaiyaik kaakkave-ninran muthalaokku nernthathai maranthaayo? ketta moodane-ada(kaalaa) aalaalamundavanadi saranenra maarkkandan- thanathaavi kavarap poy nee patta paattinaiyarikuven-ingku naaraayananaaka nin munne uthikkiren-ada(kaalaa)

Thursday, January 12, 2006

It pays to have a fruit ..

Apple . A company which i love for its products .. :)
Rather its like in "Forrest Gump" it made me invest in an apple company :D and i am a proud owner of an Apple ipod

A very good video clip about Steve Jobs Revival Strategy for Apple ...It pretty interesting when he accepts that they havent done a good job and apologizes abt the support group etc
Check out the new board .. Ellison has got a place ;)

See the video here ..

Tuesday, January 10, 2006

Just back from Whirlwind

I am back from my long trip to california .. Did 2500+ miles on road on a nice honda civic .. Drove a bit as well .. Would start updating my blogs from tomrw !

Thursday, December 22, 2005

Fun filled Break ..

The winter break which would last for a month started with a lot of funfare for me .. Few of my classmates graduating , it started of with the graduation ceremony followed by King Kong show at one of the local cineplexes. The next day we started out to Houston to have funt he whole day . We went to the Meenakshi temple in Houston which was splendid.. Words cannot explain its beauty :) After spending some solid time and having a heavy maha prasad ;) at the temple we went to play Put Put . This lasted for another 3 hours and then we made our way to the mall which was beautifully decorated for christmas .. Moved on to Madras pavilion ( Houston branch ) for the graduation dinner :)
channa Batura
Paneer butter masala
kadai paneer
water melon juice
and not to forget the filter coffeee ..

Snaps from the trip below !!!

Ghee Roast from Pavilion - Austin , Texas Posted by Picasa

ooooooooooooooh .... uthapam from madras pavilion - Austin, Texas Posted by Picasa

The Stage set  Posted by Picasa

Coloues of wisdom Posted by Picasa

There he comes ! Posted by Picasa

The president giving a speech ! Posted by Picasa

In the Q . Posted by Picasa

Moments of True joy ..... Posted by Picasa

Dancing with fun in the graduation ceremony :) Posted by Picasa

Inside the temple !!!! Posted by Picasa

Goddess Meenakshi Posted by Picasa

Lord Shiva  Posted by Picasa

Lord Balaji  Posted by Picasa

the whole gang in the temple !!!! Posted by Picasa

Meenakshi temple , Houston  Posted by Picasa

fatso me in front of the temple in Houston Posted by Picasa

Distracting the master .. something that we were good at ! Posted by Picasa

Moments of fun !!!!!! Posted by Picasa

Playing Putt Putt with the whole gang ... Was loads of fun !!! Posted by Picasa

he he he .. Not in the Golf T though :) Posted by Picasa

One amongst them :)) Posted by Picasa

Wednesday, December 21, 2005

beauty - Four floors tall  Posted by Picasa

Reflections !!! Posted by Picasa

The Galleria Mall at Houston !!! Posted by Picasa

Monday, December 05, 2005

Altitudes when exams are nearing !!!!

----------------------------Stress Levels ( 10000 m)

--------------------------------------- Ground level

Friday, December 02, 2005

Chilling out before gearing up !!!

Well now that i am done with all the presentations , submissions for the semester ( well almost , i still have one presentation on monday ) , i am looking forward for the break .. Before i become so lucky, i have three exams to finish :(
Today is going to be total chill out for me ..
Listen to this song three times already today :)) the song of the day :))
Hero by Enrique !!!!
let me be your hero
Would you dance If I asked you to dance?
Would you run And never look back?
Would you cry If you saw me cryin?
And would you save my soul, tonight?
Would you tremble
If I touched your lips?
Would you laugh?
Oh please tell me this.
Now would you die
For the one you love?
Hold me in your arms, tonight.

I can be your hero, baby. I can kiss away the pain. I will stand by you forever. You can take my breath away.

Would you swear
That you'll always be mine?
Would you lie?
Would you run and hide?
Am I in too deep?
Have I lost my mind?
I don't care... You're here tonight.
I can be your hero, baby.
I can kiss away the pain.
I will stand by you forever.
You can take my breath away.
Oh, I just wanna hold you.
I just wanna hold you.
ooh yah Am I in too deep?
Have I lost my mind?
Well, I don't care...
You're here tonight.

I can be your hero, baby. I can kiss away the pain. ooh yah I will stand by your forever. You can take my breath away.

Sunday, November 27, 2005

BITS pilani goes southwards ... !!

I just hope it doesnt take a nose dive going southwards .....
Dr S Venkateswaran announces that BITS is going to have a new campus at Hyderabad .. Well i definitely am not for too many campuses . BITS has been so dear to many mostly because it has given a learning experience by being away from the city in the remotest place you can imagine for a campus and letting people be on their own ! The ride from delhi in rickety buses that can break your bones, the radi food which you would detest if you were in a city, food from places you cant imagine etc etc are just so typical of my alma matter .. The transformation of myself from a nerdie , shy , dependent girl to someone who can just be as independent as the Sun is fully attributed to BITS .. I love my alma matter ( big difference heh ? everyone likes their alma matter ) . Everyone has seen the difference in me and i have done it myself and I OWE HER for what i am ....
well a campus in the city would just spoil the very idea is my contention . Right or Wrong God knows but yes Better or Worse we can tell in a few years :)

Friday, November 25, 2005

Top 5 songs in my list !

My list is a collection of both carnatic and western as i am equally inclined to both !
For carnatic songs though i do have a singer associated for each song .
Brahmam Okate - Sudha Ragunathan
Neethaya ratha - Yesudass
Another Day in Paradise - Phil Collins
Desert rose - sting
Graduation song - Vitamin C
Well the list is just toooo long but i have to break and give the ones in the top of the list. Actually my iPod would cry if it has a mouth as i listen to these sooooooooooo often !!!

Thursday, November 24, 2005

Heavy heart !

A little girl ( 10 years old ) died of secondary lung infection at Diya , Hyderabad yesterday .. Contracting diseases for no fault of theirs has become so common for the new borns . I just hope they find a complete cure for AIDS atleast for these kids. It would free them of the depressing doses they take just to prolong their life .....

Grad studies and Thanks giving !!!

Graduate studies - what can i say about this ? All i can say is you would have a longgggggg weekend thinking you can have a nice break only to realise that this time is not sufficient to finish all your work and move ahead . Thats exactly my state now . I was thinking i am going to have great fun during thanks giving and i just figured that i have to make a few night outs to finish the pressentations and the assignments .. Its killing me . But the good thing is
I am going to San Marcos for shopping and then to Austin on black friday ! Well San Marcos happens to be the largest shopping center in Texas and the best place to shop during thanksgiving . With a number of my friends going to India i have a small list of things to buy for my pappa and mamma . Apart from this full day shopping spree with ten bitsians , i hope to see the Dell building at Austin where i would be working next semester !
On the whole i am sure it would be a great and refreshing weekend inspite of the work piling up on my to do list . Who said a to do list having more than 7 items is tough to achieve ? You should have a peek at mine . Its 15+ and the list still continous to grow with full nourishment from the ink in my pen !!

Friday, November 18, 2005

well i agree with this !!!

Unfortunately any NGO that u get associated with will have downsides and loads of negative remarks ... but see what really matters to people ..
this was the comment on my friend's( he works for Asha .. NGO ) blog

xxxx: sandip pandey is using ur money 2 finance naxalites & it,know d truthd

my friend : I if u think thats tru why dont u use ur name,, also i dont work for anyone. I help the children I see myself. U think I havent read what u r talking abt.
my two cents on this
Well to me what really matters is as long as i see the money going that was collected or coming from chapters going directly to these organisations and i see the children happy and i know we are making a difference there is nothing to crib about .. There could be dirty hands everywhere but yes as long as u dont get urselves involved and see that u make progress in someones life , its worth it .. Well atleast i dotn crib about things and actually get to do some work instead of sayign this group is bad , that group is bad ....
A visit to any school funded would tell you stories on what an effort it takes to do such things :) and i bow to people who do such work !
jai hind ...

Five movies which I like the most no specific order ;)

1) Cast Away
2) Road to Perdition
3) Father of the bride

4) Life is beautiful
5) Forrest Gump

but how can I miss something I relate to sooooooooooo much
This tops it all and it is special ..

“Kannathil muthamital “ ( she gave a peck on the cheek)

Wednesday, November 16, 2005

The Bull and me

thats the bull on the wall street .. i hope to work around this bulll ...

This was a gift for me from a friend of mine who came back from a trip to New York . Well for some reason i am obssessed with the bull in the Wall Street .
The statement that my friend made was a little funny though ..."The moment i saw this hanging i thought it would be the perfect gift for you" . Well actually if someone else hears this the only conclusion that they would have is "You are someone who fights like a bull " .. but yeah Not really though atleast let me say that ;)!!

yipeee i am freee !!!

i am free a day before i expected myself to be free .. reason .. :)

i finally told them that i am applying for internship only and spoke to the HR people ...
so got a reply ..

Dear Bhavani ,

We will be conducting interviews for full-time positions. Given that you will not be graduating until December 2006, I would recommend waiting until next year to interview with us. Your test results willstill remain valid. If you have any questions, please feel free to giveme a call at ....

i can go in for the third round of interviews directly next year !!! now that i am done .. i am kinda freee till thanks giving .. yipeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

I hope to be much more regular and write some interesting things that i have not done for the last few months ..

Monday, November 14, 2005

Saturday, November 12, 2005

why i am not updating my blog !!! :(

Interviews will take place at the Career Center at 209 Koldus, 2ndFloor, on Wednesday, November 16th. They will be a case interviewslasting approximately 45 minutes. Dress is business professional.

Third round with a good company .. The only funny part is that they are interviewing for full time .. and i am interviewing with them for internship without informing the same .. guess atleast in this round i can tell them my intention ;)

Saturday, November 05, 2005

links of substance ! not mine- u guessed rt !

Incase u are interested in case challenges that can really drive your through follow this link .. They have an awsome blog with good audio blogs .
Dont forget to notice the number of Indians in the Winning team groups from the B-schools

Thursday, November 03, 2005

Websites !

I have created a website for myself .. you can find it here !

and one for my boss sorry Prof here :)

suggestions welcome !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Diwali in the US of A !!!

Well its my first diwali outside India :) and i am not sure whether i can say i had a great time or not ! It was my friends birthday as well so i went onto help with the cooking . Made some good CHanna masala for around 20 people .Then went on home to cook some nice desi sweets RAVA laddu and some bondas !
There was something in the air that all of us could feel . Any little thing that comes up , all we could think was " if only we were in India and at home , mom would have made this mom would have done that ... i would be doing this and that ! " .. Also we understood that nothign can be done about this apart from having little bit of fun we could have here .. Dinner was fun ! ten of us gathering for dinner and a tamil movie .. well a very old one but yes it really doesnt matter as far as we had company and our diwalis werent in solitude ....
There was something worth mentioning . Wherever you go , you would always find people to think of you and give you little shade ! My roomate's uncle and aunt had sent a hugeeeeeeeeee carton of sweets and savouries from chicago that would last for another week even we keep hogging....They had left a little note on it saying . Its your first diwali outside India and we want you and your roomates to feel at home ! We were moved with a sense of gratitude to the unknown faces who thought about us :)

Sunday, October 30, 2005

Our Teams Logo which was appreciated by the judges :D