Thursday, December 31

Tuesday, November 17

Happy Birthday Sri

Believing hear, what you deserve to hear:
Your birthday as my own to me is dear...
But yours gives most; for mine did only lend
Me to the world; yours gave to me a friend.
- Unknown

Happy Happy Birthday Sri

Ennoda phokatttimes blogayum oru bloga madhichchu comment pannara Sri oda Birthday..
Thanks Sri..

Middle age is the only time when we have all five senses at its best performance.
When we are younger, we are slaves to dreams.
And when we are above 60 we are old servants of regrets.

So Sri.. be glad that the candles cost more than the cake..
We are living our dream :)

Sunday, October 25

I am amazed

Do you know anyone who can recount an incident in following ways:

1. In active voice
2. In passive voice
3. In first person's view
4. In second person's view
5. In third person's view
6. Finally conclude in their own view...

I know ...
And I am amazed..

Wednesday, October 7

Happy Birthday Kiran

Today is Kiran’s birthday..

I hope he has a good day!


Raghav was quite excited about his dad’s birthday.. but dint wish him.

Raghav gave him a big hug and that expressed everything he would have wanted to tell his dad.


MIL made puri for breakfast. She also made that yellow alloo sabji, which Kiran likes.


I wanted Kiran to buy a pair of new shoes.

But he doesn’t seem to have enough time to go shopping.


Happy Birthday Kiran!!


Wednesday, September 23

Tuesday, September 15

Thanks .. For being there..

"A good friend can tell you what is the matter with you in a minute. He may not seem such a good friend after telling."


Yes.. You did master the art of reading my mind..

And I rediculed you..I am very sorry for being such stupid all these days ..


I was never ready to hear any honest criticism from you ..

Did you ever wonder why? Coz it is always been very hard for me to take criticism, particularly from a good friend.


I was blind for having missed to count the blessings bestowed upon me, in the form of a good friend.. 


But thanks .. Thanks a lot for being there for me ..

I know you will be there for me in any crossroad of my life..


Thanks .. For being there..


Happy Birthday Naresh...


I wish you that are blessed with all that you wish for!!

And I know you truely deserve it!


Tuesday, September 8


Who do you turn to when the only person in the world that can stop you from crying, is exactly the one making you. cry

Thursday, September 3

True Love

"True love is when you have to watch a friend leave, with the knowledge that you might never see him again. But you know he'll be in your mind and heart forever..."

Monday, August 10

Happy Birthday Raghav

Tomorrow (August 11th) is Raghav's Birthday ..
He is completing 4 years ..
And it looks like yesterday when

1. He was introduced to bloigword by his dada and he ranted that people around him arewierd..

2. He was dressed up like a girl before his mundan ..Tht was just a few days before his first birthday

3. I though life would be easy when he was terrible 3

And today he wants to join his dad as an energy engineer.. and he loves computer games. and sometimes teaches me windows shortcuts ..

Today he says he is a big boy ..

So true ..
Making the decision to have a child--It's momentous.
It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body

Friday, August 7

Btw . what are friends for?

There are a very few people with whom I am myself or take the liberty of being a bit slack in my behavior..

If you had been following this blog, By now you would have surely guessed who these very few people are..

But there a few people who freak me out .. Completely


There is one person, Bala, at my work... And he is one such person who is entirely capable of making me exhibit a strange deviation from my usual behavior.

But of course he is also a cute friend. And I do like his company..

Everytime I speak to him, we end up arguing and most often the argument would be very obviously deliberate.


As someone said .. "No man is exempt from saying silly things; the mischief is to say them deliberately."

And I guess we both live by these words.. we say silly things and argue that what we said is correct .. And we both know that it was quite silly to argue on that topic..


And yesterday while we were arguing on some such stupid topic .. He wrote a poem..


nee kuzhandhai petra pinnum kumari dhan

un ennanathin vazhiyaga

ne Manam mudiththa pinnum kulandhai dhan

un seyalin vazhiyaga


This left me wondering if he thinks I am immature.. and that left me fuming..

After a lot of thought.. I understood that yeah.. I had been acting immature.. He had actually been bringing out the kiddish nature of me or that adamant child which is in me..


There's no point in being grown up if you can't be childish sometimes.

So thanks Bala..

You have given me another reason for why we should have friends .. They know more about us than what we do..

Friday, July 31

Happy Friendship Day

Thanks friends .. For raining happiness in my life..
Happy Friendshipday to all ..

Thursday, July 30

Me Myself and Preethe

I write down everything I want to remember. That way, instead of spending a lot of time trying to remember what it is I wrote down, I spend the time looking for the paper I wrote it down on.
  - Beryl Pfizer


This is exactly what happens to me.

Wish google comes up with a global search tool, which could locate any damn thing,  

It should be able to search for Raghav’s light red sketch pen lying between the sofa cushions or an address slip which got lost in my handbag mess.





Tuesday, July 28

Update: Another miracle in this world. Welcome!


Son of Proteus had been sleeping the whole day just like his father and woke up late in the evening.

And now the proud father is happily playing with the little angel



Dear All


This is Preethe..Rajesh’s ( friend here..

I am Very Happy to announce that Rajesh’s wife gave birth to a handsome baby boy


New born and mom are doing good..


Rajesh... I share in your celebration of the new life you created!

Congratulations, and enjoy the years together!


Best wishes





Another miracle in this world. Welcome!

Dear All


This is Preethe..Rajesh’s ( friend here..

I am Very Happy to announce that Rajesh’s wife gave birth to a handsome baby boy


New born and mom are doing good..


Rajesh... I share in your celebration of the new life you created!

Congratulations, and enjoy the years together!


Best wishes





Monday, July 20

I am not interested!

Absolutely not!!

I am not interested in knowing what your sister's neighbour's grand-mother's fifth cousin cooked for her wedding day…

Friday, July 17

Organized Nomad

I use google.

I am an organized nomad.

Thursday, July 16

Programming Humour/ Horror

This was shared by a friend on Google reader from



Interviewer: “Is studying computer science the best way to prepare to be a programmer?”

Bill Gates: “No, the best way to prepare is to write programs, and to study great
programs that other people have written. In my case, I went to
the garbage cans at the Computer Science Center and I fished
out listings of their operating system.”

DEBUGGING : Removing the needles from the haystack.

Endless Loop: n., see Loop, Endless.
Loop, Endless: n., see Endless Loop.
- Random Shack Data Processing Dictionary

“It is practically impossible to teach good programming style to students that have had prior exposure
to BASIC; as potential programmers they are mentally mutilated beyond hope of regeneration.”

“The three most dangerous things in the world are a programmer with a
soldering iron, a hardware type with a program patch and a user with an idea.”
- _The Wizardry Compiled_ by Rick Cook

“The primary purpose of the DATA statement is to give names to constants; instead of
referring to pi as 3.141592653589793 at every appearance, the variable PI can be given
that value with a DATA statement and used instead of the longer form of the constant.
This also simplifies modifying the program, should the value of pi change.”
- FORTRAN manual for Xerox computers

“C makes it easy to shoot yourself in the foot. C++ makes it
harder, but when you do, it blows away your whole leg.”
- Bjarne Stroustrup

“Programming graphics in X is like finding sqrt(pi) using Roman numerals.”
- Henry Spencer

“Never put off until run time what you can do at compile time.”
- David Gries, in “Compiler Construction for Digital Computers”, circa 1969.

BASIC programmers never die, they GOSUB and don’t RETURN.

Real programmers are surprised when the odometers in their cars don’t turn from 99,999 to 99,99A.

FORTRAN is not a language. It’s a way of turning a multi-million
dollar mainframe into a $50 programmable scientific calculator.

C is almost a real language. Even the name sounds like it’s gone through an optimizing compiler. Get rid of all of those stupid brackets and we’ll talk.

Any sufficiently advanced bug is indistinguishable from a feature.

Programming is 10% science, 25% ingenuity and 65% getting the ingenuity to work with the science.

Science is to computer science as hydrodynamics is to plumbing.

We don’t really understand it, so we’ll give it to the programmers.

COBOL programmers understand why women hate periods.

Computer interfaces and user interfaces are as different as night and 1.

The human mind ordinarily operates at only ten 10% of its
capacity, the rest is overhead for the operating system.

A computer scientist is someone who fixes things that aren’t broken.

The computer is mightier than the pen, the sword, and usually the programmer.

Programming is an art form that fights back.

After a number of decimal places, who cares?

“Virtual” means never knowing where your next byte is coming from.

If at first you don’t succeed, you must be a programmer.

“It’s 5:50 a.m., Do you know where your stack pointer is?”

If God had intended humans to program, we would be born with serial I/O ports.

There are two ways to write error-free programs; only the third one works.

You never finish a program, you just stop working on it.

Deliver yesterday, code today, think tomorrow.

PL/1, “the fatal disease”, belongs more to the problem set than to the solution set.

Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of APL, I shall fear
no evil, for I can string six primitive monadic and dyadic operators together.

Programming is a lot like sex. One mistake and you could have to support it the rest of your life.

Another Glitch in the Call
(Sung to the tune of a Pink Floyd song)
We don’t need no indirection
We don’t need no flow control
No data typing or declarations
Did you leave the lists alone?
Hey! Hacker! Leave those lists alone!
All in all, it was, just a pure-LISP function call.
All in all, it was, just a pure-LISP function call.

You can’t make a program without broken egos.

Monday, July 6

Me , Myself and Preethe

Nobody can be exactly like me.

Sometimes even I have trouble doing it.


-Tallulah Bankhead

Thursday, July 2


Dear Preethe’s IT service Department


You may have blocked blogger and twitter.

But you cannot block the communicator.

Also you cannot restrict me from changing my status message on communicator.


100 characters blogging continues... on our local communicator


Current status on communicator!!

Happiness is nothing more than good health and a bad memory.


Yours truly



Wednesday, July 1


12 days left.

And I want to enjoy my last few days of freedom!!



Friday, June 26

Q & A - A Tag

My IT challenged brother tagged me ..


Q: When you looked at yourself in the mirror today, what was the first thing you thought?

A: Eppadi irundha naan ippadi aayiteen


Q: How much cash do you have in your wallet right now?

A: 2K plus some change


Q: What’s a word that rhymes with DOOR?

A: CORE ( I am now working on AIX unix machine .. hehehee)


Q: What is your favorite ring tone on your phone?

A: My mobile is on silent mode most of the time. I am presenly hunting for Malgudi days title music.


Q: Who is the 4th person on your missed call list on your cell phone?

A: My husband's


Q: What are you wearing right now?

A: Sandalwood and black color salwar kurta


Q: Do you label yourself?

A: Seriously puriyala.. if it means if i wear some branded dresses .. then .. no


Q: Name the brand of the shoes you’re currently own?

A: Lemon - bought it from Shoppers stop


Q: Bright or Dark Room?

A: Bright


Q: What do you think about the person who took this survey before you?

A: Sariyana Multiple Personality Disorder patient


Q: What does your watch look like?

A: I dont wear one .. romba naalukku apparam i bought one for Rs100 and Raghav broke it within two weeks


Q: What were you doing at midnight last night?

A: What do you think a mother of a brat would do .. blissfully sleeping after the typhoon rested.


Q: What did your last text message you received on your cell say?

A: Apply for PAN Card .. grrr


Q: What’s a word that you say a lot?

A: Hmmmmm


Q: Who told you he/she loved you last? (Please exclude spouse , family, children)

A: Edukku???!! .. ennoda sogathatha kelaradheenga please .. ;-)


Q: Last furry thing you touched?

A: Enga veetla oru tedy irukku .. paavam adhu.. vaangum bodhu it was white .. ippo boodham maadhiri irukku.. . btw .. i toughed a snake two weeks back in Crocodile park .. wow it was slimiy .. loved touching it. 


Q: Favorite age you have been so far?

A: college


Q: What was the last thing you said to someone?

A: "sari - ok - take care" to my husband over phone


Q: The last song you listened to?

A: Before I do - Colin Raye


Q: Where did you live in 1987?

A: Trichy aggragaram. Thiruaanaikaval agraharam


Q: Are you jealous of anyone?

A: hmm yes .. Srimathi .. my colleague .. she has a son who goes to college .. still she is thinner than me :(


Q: Is anyone jealous of you?

A: andha maadiri yaaravadhu irundha .. paavam avanga..


Q: Name three things that you have on you at all times?

A: Mobile, thoughts abour Raghav and Purse


Q: What’s your favorite town/city?

A: Chennai, Hyderabad, Bhopal


Q: When was the last time you wrote a letter to someone on paper and mailed it?

A: I tried writing a letter to hariharan and send it with his marraige gift. couldnt recognize my handwriting after writing one line. So typed it and took a print out.. :(


Q: Can you change the oil on a car?

A: naan verum back seat driver mattum dhan


Q: Your first love/big crush: what is the last thing you heard about him/her?

A: yeah .. Venkatapathy Raju .. I came to know about that he is married after one year of his marraige :( And latest U heard he is in some cricket selection commitee.


Q: Does anything hurt on your body right now?

A: my shoulders


Q: What is your current desktop picture?

A: Ever handsome Denzel Washinton


Q: Have you been burnt by love?

A: venam sollitten .. aludhuduven ..



  1. Rajesh – I,proteus
  2. Sri – Thoughts Keyboarded
  3. Senior – Moments




Happy Birthday Rajesh!!

Wish you a very long and Happy Happy life dear Rajesh!!

edukku theriyuma??

1. "Ruthlessness" Virtue or Vice maadhiri serious posta commedy pannuven .. adhukkum salikkama reply panna

2. Phone panna edukkama enkitta thittu vaangi sanda poda

3. Totally unexpecteduh neeyum madhuvum Chennai vandhu ennoda veetukku vandhu, Raghavkku piece piece vaangi thara :)

4. Boodham maadhiri OT dressla photo eduththu anuppa

5. Ennoda stupid jokeskku sirinnu sonnapaprama kazhtappattu sirikkka

6. Naan Datawarehousing paththi explain pannappram .. BI toolna ennannu .. Seethaikku Raaman chiththappava questions ketkka..

7. Blog template maathittu.. check pannudi mail panna

8. Pondykku vandha malivu vilaila sarakku vaangi thara ;-P

Have a great life da!!!
We will grow old together ;-P (anyways .. I know you are already old.. enakkuinnum time irukku )

Tuesday, June 23

Tagged to Good old days

I relived my memories ..

1981 - 1986

Appo naanga Mysorela irundhom. So remember spending my holidays at my maternal grand parents' place in Trichy. I used tO love that Trichy house... A typical old Agraharam veedu with thinnai,railiway paltform maadhiri long hall, hall sidela chinna chinna rooms and kitchen at the end. Visits to Thiruvaanikaaval (Thiru Aaani Kaaval) also called Akilandeshwari temple used to be my favourite timepass. koyil kolathula neraya meen irukkum. adhukku pori pottundu irundha timeporadhe theriyadhu. ange oru kutti aanai irukkum.. Andhukku rice and vellam pottu periya periya urundai panni ootuvaanga.. supera irukkum paarka..

Apparam .. Mysore.. had a lot of tourist attarctions. Chamundi Hills, Brindavan Gardens, Najangud and many more ..Summer Holidaysla Chitthi, Chithappa with their kids, aththai paati , maama and family ellarum varunga.. Amma used to take them for a guided tour to all these places.. My favourite used to be Brindavan gardens and the musical fountain shows.

Pic 1: Naane dhan
Pic 2: With Mom and Dada.. taken in some Mysore exhibition

1987- 1993

We shifted to Chennai from Mysore. My materanl grandparents also moved in with us after selling our Trichy house. Chennaila Ayanavaramla settle aanom. Our house was quite near our maama thatha and maama's house. Their's was a joint family. Adanla eppovum jejennu kootama irukkum avanga veedu. Ennoda cousins , second cousins , third cousins ellorum iruppanga.. orey kooththu dhan.

Maama veetula rendu maanga maram irukkum. maanga adichucha veetula thittu vilum.. so periyavanga ellarum thoonginapparam maanga adippom.. Kitchenla salt and molaga podi edukka thada irundhadhu.. adhanala therumonaila oru thatha cut mango kada vechipaar.. anga poyi salt thirudindu varuvaanga.. Ellam ready panninundu out-housela poyi sema koothadippom.. Apparam .. night dinnerkku mottamaadila
ellaraiyum okkaravechchu saapadu poduvanga.. Wonderful days.

Soup panrennu maggi tastemakera hot waterla karaichu maamava kudikka vachchadu innum niyagabam irukku .. Paavam Raja maama .. he dint utter a word.. he drank the whole cup of soup..

Apparam .. amma and appa kooda neraiya oorukku poyirukkom.. ooty, madurai, Coimbatore, Thirunaveli, Tanjavore, kuttraalam, Mukkombu dam, Bombay.. We used to frequently visit Trichy to meet my grandmother's chiththi..(our great grandmother).

Pic 1: Mukkombu Dam with mom , dad , bro , Anu aththai family, Vidhu and Raghu
Pic 2: Ayanavaram veedu - bro , Chiththi's kids( satish , krupa), (innoru chiththi's kid) Bhargavi
Pic 3: Little Folks theme park- Priya, Nivi, Bro and Ramesh

1994 - 1998

10th std and 12th std timela engeyum poga mudiyala .. more over we shifted to Alwarpet. so our visit frequnecy to Ayanavaram also reduced. But school friendsoda nalla enjoy panniyirukken.. Kazhudha ketta kutti sevuru maadhiri.. engalukku Boat club road and Mcrennet bakery dhan kutti sevuru.

I love dogs.. Enga veetukku pinnadi Demonty colony park irukkum.. adukku walking kootindu vara dogs ellam ennoda friends.. Doogie and Bruno were my best friends :)
Photola irukaradhu Bruno ..

Pic: Alwarpet Veedu - two dogs (Bro and Bruno) :-P

1998 -2002

Golden days of my life..Wonderful college with 650-acre campus.. situated on beautiful plateau. According to amma and appa .. naan anga padichcha four yearsum enakku holidays dhan.. we never used to attend any classes..New Market, Dus Number market , Kota,Indian Coffee House (ICH), College Dam, campus temple etc etc etc
.. Romba enjoy pannen.. miss those days.. Evenings hostel maadila poyi okandhu pesa aarambichcha time poradhe theriyadhu.. And ofcourse mess table discussions were the best..

Pic 1: Hostel maadi
Pic 2: In fornt of new ICH , New market Bhopal

2002 - till date

Work panna start pannapparama breakknu eduthadhu marraige timela one month. Srilanka and Singapore trips were wonderful. Apparam Raghav was born. Ippollam Raghava Childrens park and beachkku kootindu
poradhu dhan holidaysla naanga panra orey vela..

Pic 1: Guindy Children's park

Indha photola enga total gange irukku .. except Vidhu.. We met last weekend for our Cousin Balaji's wedding.. angeyum poyi sema ruckus pannom.. Total fun..

I woud like to tag : Ones and Zeros - Kiran , Meproteus - Rajesh

Wednesday, June 17

Today I found the pearl with the same old unique shine

I have lost friends, some by death, others through sheer inability to cross the street.
- Virginia Woolf  


Yeah.. Even I have lost many friends..

  1. Coz of my ego which avoided me in getting back in touch.
  2. Coz of distance
  3. Coz of busy life after marrige


But there are a few who are always at the back of mind, reminding that me that they are pearls with unique shine, gifted to me.

I take extreme care not to avoid them in midst of this hectic life.

Also I take all possible measures to try to keep this bond going.


I got back in touch with one such pearl.. after 6 years ..

And that makes this day a very special one...


Dear God! I cannot thank you enough for this gift!!




Ideal Life

Good friends, good books and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life. - Mark Twain

Good friends -- tick
Good books -- tick
Sleepy conscience -- working on it ..

Tuesday, June 16

Good Bye

How would you deal with a person who does things even after he is warned about the consequences?

How would you deal with him when he yells at you and blames you, after facing those consequences?

I said "Good Bye.." I wish I had said Get Lost

Tuesday, June 9

No Data Found!

This was a “No Data Found” Custom message which my team mate had put in a report. This is a classic example for… How too much work on a BI tool can affect a person?

Friday, May 29

Quote of the Day

Many a man who falls in love with a dimple make the mistake of marrying the whole girl.
  - Evan Esar


LOL … isn’t it so true..

Isn’t this the cause for all our miseries..


Thursday, May 28

Quote/Puzzle for the Day

The greatest mystery is not that we have been flung at random between the profusion of matter and of the stars, but that within this prison we can draw from ourselves images powerful enough to deny our nothingness.
  - Andre Malraux


Appadinna enna?? Onnume puriyala..

Can anyone throw some light!!??



Wednesday, May 20

A Small Help!!

Raghav: Amma naan oru help pannattuma?

Me: chittuu .. sollu da .. enna help pannaraa

Raghav: Unakku kayi valikkum.. adhanala andha icecream enakku kodu..


Before I could realize what was happening .. My ice cream cone was gone.


Label: Raghav


Friday, May 15

Credit, Debit, double entry, AR, AP.... and what not..

I know a lot about cars. I can look at a car's headlights and tell you exactly which way it's coming.
Mitch Hedberg


I know a lot about accounts. I can look into a balance sheet and tell you which is debit and which is credit.

-Preethe SM



Can you Imagine what I am doing right now..

Trying to design a financial data warehouse.


Did I hear you ROFL ??




Label: Techie , work

someday I'll be Saturday night

Today I don’t feel like yelling TGIF..

Thanks to Jon Bon Jovi .. He seems to have sung this song just for me..


Hey, man I'm alive
I'm takin' each day and night at a time
I'm feelin' like a Monday
but someday I'll be Saturday night
Hey, my name is Jim, where did I go wrong
My life's a bargain basement,
all the good shit's gone
I just can't hold a job, where do I belong
I'm sleeping in my car, my dreams move on
My name is Billy Jean, my love was bought and sold
I'm only sixteen, I feel a hundred years old
My foster daddy went, took my innocence away
The street life ain't much better,
but at least I get paid
Tuesday just might go my way
It can't get worse than yesterday
Thursdays, Fridays ain't been kind
But somehow I'll survive
Hey man I'm alive
I'm takin' each day and night at a time
Yeah I'm down, but I know I'll get by
Hey hey hey hey, man gotta live my life
Like I ain't got nothin'
but this roll of the dice
I'm feelin' like a Monday,
but someday I'll be Saturday night
Now I can't say my name, and tell you where I am
I want to roll myself away, don't know if I can
I wish that I could be in some other time and place
With someone else's soul, someone else's face
Tuesday just might go my way
It can't get worse than yesterday
Thursdays, Fridays ain't been kind
But somehow I'll survive
Hey, man I'm alive
I'm takin' each day and night at a time
Yeah I'm down, but I know I'll get by
Hey hey hey hey, man gotta live my life
Like I ain't got nothin'
but this roll of the dice
I'm feelin' like a Monday,
but someday I'll be Saturday night
Here we go
Some day I'll be Saturday night
I'll be back on my feet, I'll be doin' alright
It may not be tomorrow baby, that's OK
I ain't goin' down, gonna find a way, hey hey hey
Hey man I'm alive
I'm takin' each day and night at a time
Yeah, I'm down, but I know I'll get by
Hey hey hey hey, man, gotta live my life
Like I ain't got nothin'
but this roll of the dice
I'm feelin' like a Monday,
but someday I'll be Saturday night
I'm feelin' like a Monday,
but someday I'll be Saturday night

Thursday, May 14



Saturday, April 25

I used to be person of extreme indifference.. about others, things I do and myself. Indifference had once taken over me ..

But these days.. I have become a creature of extreme emotions. I can either love or hate. There is no middle ground.

I wish I could get back to the old "So What" attitude

Friday, April 24

Am I IT challenged??

Bulb No 1:
Me: Schoola ennada panna? Innikku enna drawing panna?
Raghav: Amma nan oru hash draw pannen
Me: Hasha?? appadinnaa???
Raghav: Hash maa..
Me: Eppadi da irukkum???
Raghav: adhdhan maa ..computerla shift pottu three press panna varume .. andha hash.. Unakku theriyadha?? next time Dora (CD) podumbodhu kaataren..
(saw the craft which he had made at school this morning.. it was hash design made out of wooden ice cream spoons)

Bulb No 2:
Raghav: Amma Tom and Jerry (CD) stuck aagudhu

I deleted the running processess and tried to open the CD again.. Movie started palying in VLC player.. Screen was small .. so I tried to make it full screen by pressing "Alt +Enter".. I dint know that ALT+Enter combination doesnt work in VLC player. I was searching all the menu to make it full screen..

Raghav: Amma .. two times click pannu maaa... screen fulla varum

I double clicked on the screen .. and there it turned to full screen..

6.5 yrs in IT .. Orey puppy shamea pochchu..
Idha dhan learning is a ongoing processnu sonnanagalo??

Thursday, April 16

A Love - Hate Relation

Why do I still love you
I don't know why I even care
you might not be able to see it
but somehow I know its there

You did things that would break my heart
And you never doubted it at all
you tried to silence me with your messages
but you crashed

I was always right there with you
Passing everything I had
But every time I asked you for help
Things always turned out bad

When you were down I helped you out
And never gave it a second thought
But when you let me rot while you could budge
I tried out every lesson I was taught

I grew in anger and lost my pride
And turned my smile to hate
I thought God gave up on me
It was way more than I can take

Those messages that you showed to me
Riped a hole right through my heart
I didn't want this to end this way
I just dint want to stop

A thought, a server and a client
should be like the sun and the moon
But just as I try to start the service
You were forever gone

I yell and scream
If anyone can fix you just in case
You left no log on your file
Just to stay forever down in place

I will master your commands
Looking at your help files, stored on the discs
My heart goes for you seeing you resting in the box
With no errors to flash

PS: That "YOU" in this post is Data Flux a Data cleansing and MDM tool from SAS

Thursday, April 2

A baby crush on a baby Snow White!!

Raghav is in Pre-KG at one of the famous schools in Chetpet. I have been finding a lot of positive changes in him since he started going to this school. The Montessori method of teaching has brought a lot of changes in his way of thinking and learning. He speaks English quite well, though we dont prefer speaking in English at home. He is now fluent in Kannada, Tamil and English. He understands Telugu quite well. And in a few days when his grandparents would join us, he will start speaking in Telugu too.

Raghav's school encourages a lot of group activities for kids. Even in their sports day, they had many group games ensuring that each kid gets a trophy. And that was really a very good way to encourage kids participation in all the activities. They also had a annual day function for Montessori class kids. It was very well organized. we had a good time. Raghav was dressed up as a band boy in the Disney parade. All kids were dressed up as Disney characters and band boys were leading these kids on the stage.

Raghav is very fond of these Disney fairy tales. And especially snow white and seven dwarfs. And There was one girl who was dressed up as snow white in the Disney parade. Raghav was very excited to see snow white. And even till this date he gets all excited whenever he sees this girl. He doesnt know her name as she belongs to another Pre-KG section. Every time he gets a chance to see this girl before I drop him at school, he stops until this girl enters her class and then goes to his class.

Today when I was dropping him at his school, I saw that this girl was coming to school with her dad. I waved at her and said hello to her father. And here is our conversation..

Me: Hi kiddo .. Hello (to her dad)
Her dad: Hello.. which section?
Me : Bunnies .Whats her name?
Her dad: (Name withheld ;-) )
Me: She was looking very sweet in snow white dress on annual day function.
Her dad: (smiles) (and more smiles)
Me: My son Raghav keeps talking about your girl.
Her dad: (smile .. more smile)
Me: He always tells me whenever he meets her. He calls her Snow White.
Her dad: (smile , smiles and more smiles) I never knew that this would start so soon (winks)
me and her dad: LOL

And I am still laughing!!
Wonder what Raghav would do when he grows up..
And I hope to preserve this post to tell him that snow white was his first crush!!!

Wednesday, March 25

Gils' Tag!!

A Tag after a long gap!!
Picked it up from Gils

How it goes :

a. Put your iTunes, Windows Media Player, IPOD etc. on shuffle.
b. For each question, press the next button to get your answer.
d. Tag friends.

If someone asks you, "are you okay" you say:
All I have to give - back street boys ( ohh no .. pathetic)

2. How would you describe yourself ?
As long as you love me - back street boys (no .. not again )

3. What do you like in a guy/girl ?
Every body - back street boys (hahaahaa) ( awwwsome :: Now throw your hands up in the air And wave them around like you just dont care)

4. How do you feel today ?
Thoda Thoda malardha dhenna - Indra ( so sweet)

5. What is your life's purpose ?
hello mister edhir katchi - Iruvar (onnume puriyala)

6. What's your motto ?
ishq bina kya jeena yaron (bhooooooooooooo)

7. What do your friends think of you ?
O Bhavre Dekho In Deewano Ko - Daud ( Oh My God)

8. What do your parents think of you ?
kya karen kya na karen yeh kaise mushkil - rangeela (ayoooo)

9. What do you think of often ?
Jaan meri jaa rahi sanam - Lucky ( perfect)

10. What is 2 + 2 ?
Bhage Re mann mera - Kareena's Chameli ( I just love this song and maths too)

11. What do you think of your best friend ?
I will make love to you - BoyZ II man (kadavule.,.. )

12. What is your life story ?
You flew away - Boyzone (orey tragedya irukku)

13. What do you want to be when you grow up ?
Dancing in the Dark - BRUCE Springsteen (I give up)

14. What do you think when you see the person you like ?
Roop Tera Mastana (WOW)

15. What will you dance to at your wedding ?
Come on Over baby -Christine Aguilera

16. What will they play at your funeral ?
Leaving on a jet plane - Armageddon ( LOL)

17. What is your hobby/interest ?
Lipstick on your collar - Connie Francis ( kadavule .. what is this)

18. What is your biggest fear ?
When Love And Hate Collide - Def Leppard (beautiful song)

19. What is your biggest secret ?
Jumpin Jumpin - destiny's child (ayyo .. something is really wrong)

20. What do you want right now ?
Starry Starry night - Don Mclean (thats great)

21. What do you think of your friends ?
I love you always forever - Donna Lewis ( superb)

22. When you want to rush to the toilet, what do you think ?
Sacrifice - Elton John ( thats awwwwfulll)

23. The person you hate the most is in front of you, what will you tell the person ?
love is all around (four weddings and a funeral) (ohh God !! )

24. You have just won a lottery. What will you sing ?
Last Christmas - George Michael (a wonderful song)

25. What will you post this as?
Aint it funny - JLo

Thank God !! Its over..
It was quite a big tragedy :(

1. Goush
2. Bhuvi
3. Kiran (ones and Zeros)

Wednesday, March 11

my thoughts ...: Tough life out here !!

This is the post which my husband posted when Raghav was born..

I tried google search on my son's name and found this to be the first link.. cool hena ;-)

my thoughts ...: Tough life out here !!

Life is not the breath you take. Its the momemts that take your breath away.

Friday, March 6


Dieting is one of the few resolutions that I take very year...
This year too it topped my list.. but with a different definition...

This year .. I changed the definition of dieting to
"Shopping for vertical stripes dresses"

Thanks to pizzas in huts , corners and subways !!
I am touching a whooping 70 :(

Tuesday, February 24

Denzel and Russel Crowe - Virtuosity

A new post on Denzel

Have you ever watched a movie at 4 in the morning..
I did .. And it was worth it ..
Watched Virtuosity on HBO at 4 AM. And Simple loved it.

Tuesday, February 17

Are you a diplomat?

A diplomat is a man who always remembers a woman's birthday but
never remembers her age. Robert Frost (1874 - 1963)

So better be a diplomat and wish me today!!

Friday, February 13

Happy valentines Day

Happy Valentines Day to ALL!!!
Wish you get a friend , as special as the one described in Khalil Gibran's poem, in your partner!!

And a youth said, "Speak to us of Friendship."
Your friend is your
needs answered.

He is your field which you sow with love and reap with
And he is your board and your fireside.
For you come to
him with your hunger, and you seek him for peace.
When your friend speaks
his mind you fear not the "nay" in your own mind, nor do you withhold the "ay."

And when he is silent your heart ceases not to listen to his heart;
For without words, in friendship, all thoughts, all desires, all
expectations are born and shared, with joy that is unacclaimed.

When you
part from your friend, you grieve not;

For that which you love most in
him may be clearer in his absence, as the mountain to the climber is clearer
from the plain.
And let there be no purpose in friendship save the deepening
of the spirit.

For love that seeks aught but the disclosure of its own
mystery is not love but a net cast forth: and only the unprofitable is caught.

And let your best be for your friend.

If he must know the ebb of
your tide, let him know its flood also.

For what is your friend that you
should seek him with hours to kill?

Seek him always with hours to live.

For it is his to fill your need, but not your emptiness.

And in
the sweetness of friendship let there be laughter, and sharing of pleasures.

For in the dew of little things the heart finds its morning and is

Khalil Gibran

Tuesday, January 20

Somebody Save Me!!!

To show you one of life's simple lessons, When you possess great treasures within you, and try to tell others of them, seldom are you believed.

From the book - The Alchemist

So true!!
An Oracle specialist here at work .. isnt ready to believe that I can do the Oracle installation. And I ended up hearing his lecture for hours.

Monday, January 12

Light at the end of the tunnel!!

When countries like US and UK are sending back Indian professionals.. here comes a good news.. HAIL DENMARK

Happy Pongal!!

uuuff...That was a long gap!!
10 days .. And I dindt have access to my blog!!
Missed it so much..

Last 5 days were worst. I was ordered to sit inside a room for straight 7 hours everyday!! And the worst part was... I was forced to hear someone who was non coherently uttering some nonsense. I hope you would gave guessed it by now.. Yup!! I was attending a training. Trained in yet another new DW tool called OBIEE. And I had a great time fighting with the trainer (full story reserved for a seperate post).

Anyways .. enough of my ramblings..
Happy Pongal to all of you !!
Happy Maattu pongal to all maakkals

Happy Holidays!!!

Friday, January 2

Simply Divine!

This 31st December was best ever year end that I have ever had!!

I had the previlege of attending a katcheri by Sri Sri Vidhyabhushana Theertha Swamiji at the Raghavendra temple at Ayanavaram, at the occasion of inauguartion of their charitable trust called "Sri Raghavendra Granthalaya".

Swamiji's songs and his voice were simply divine. He sang some of Purandara Dasa and Kanaka dasara padgalu.

I was very disappointed when my all time favourite song "Pillangoviya chelluva Krishna", which is one of kanaka dasara padagulu, was not a part of the concert.. But I did enjoy every moment of the song "Ishtu Idhna e Vaikunta Eshtu dooravu" .. It was simply divine...
And I am glad that I was blessed enough to see Swamji.

And to share the bliss with you all.. Here is the kannada song which I love the most..

pillangoviya cheluva kriShNana elli noDidhiri
rangana elli noDidhiri?
elli noDidha alli thaan illa dhillavendu baalla jaanaru

nandhagopana mandhiragaLa sandhugondinali
chandha chandhaha Gopaala baalara vrundh Avanadadali
sundharaangadha sundhariyara hindhu mundhinali
andhadhAkala kandharugaLa mundhe mundheyali

su mangala yoga yogadhali
aagamarthadhoLage maaDuva yaaga yaagadhali
shreege bhagya naasha vaarthipa bhoga bhoghadhalli
bhagavatharu sadhaa baagi paaDutha raagaraagadhali

charaachara dhoLage janangalaache eecheyali
kEcharEndranasuthana rathada chauka peetadhali
naachade maadhava emba bhakthara vaachakangaLali
meechukonDadha purandhara vitthalana lochanaagradhali

The meaning of this song can be seen at this site..

Thursday, January 1

What is Data Warehouse?

When somebody asks me this question, I would be giving the most repeated answer which you will find on any DW textbook or DW site. The answers are:

consistent store of relevant data for reporting
Store of data for analysing the business.

When the same question was asked to a set of freshers in my team, there came a rush of multiple intresting, rib tickling answers..

Warehouse which stores data is called data warehouse.
Data in the warehouse is called data warehouse
A warehouse full of data.
Basically theoretically conceptually usually it is a relational database like RDBMS. Datawarehouse - enakku laddu aana avarukku boondhiya theriyudhu (meaning Concept of DW differs from person to person)
Datawarehouse - Saravana storela poyi car bomma vaangalam aana car vaanga mudiyadhu. (meaning Adhoc queries are not really adhoc)
Finally .. concludingly.. Net netDatawarehouse is all about dabbas (showing the architecture diagram - dabbas all servers )
OLTP and OLAP rendum goodsu vandiyum express trainum maadhiri.

All these wonderful dialogues came up during a datawarehouse knowledge sharing session. All freshers entered the conference room well prepared for the discussion. Similar to Vadivelu's dialogue ‘enga aNNan karunchiruthai parambarai. Bus la kambi pidikaama dhaan povaar’, these guys said, "naanga ellarum IT pasanga. Conferencekku nettu irundhu definitions download pannithan varuvom" .

one team member was asked to present the DW concepts. I could clearly read her thoughts. It said "ennai vetchu comedy keemady pannaliye"

After the session, the person who took the presentation looked very enthusiatic. To quote the person ... (to be read in Vadivelu style in the movie Giri)

Oru paththu peru enna 12th floorla irunthu 2nd floorkku oru liftulu iluththundu oru conference roomukku ponanga. Anga room nadula nikkavechu question questionaa kettanga. enna kekkaranga edukku kettangannu onnume puriyala. Aana ella questionnukkum answer pannen. kadaiseela oruththar sonar .. neenga romba nallavaru. Unga presentation romba nalla irukku. evvalavu kettalum answer pannareenga"