Thursday, 29 May 2008

Good news for foodies in Chennai

There have been so many times when my hunger pangs have hit me during mid night, when all I get to eat is some snacks for the shelves or make some maggie for myself. But now.. Yippeeeeee!!! Chennaites have got a reason to rejoice. A new restaurant "Twillight takeout" has been opened, the timings are from 7pm - 7am. Yup, all this in namma Chennai (our good ol' Chennai). For more details on this click here.

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Tuesday, 27 May 2008

For all you travel Buffs

Has travelling always excited you? Do you go through numerous sites, blogs and travel guides before you actually hit your destination. If your one among those kind of people. Here, I have a perfect blog for you to check out. Rainbow Traveller is a blog that contains various kind of travel information one would want to know ranging from accomadation, food, culture, the best offers you can get at the place and a whole lot of other things.

The blog had been around in the blogsville for almost a year now and its a fully dedicated travel blog with posts on various different places ranging from USA, Barcelona, Phillipines, Paris ,London and a lot other exotic locations as well. Apart from the must sees and the must do's in each place the blog also has details about the best mode of travels, from where you can obtain cheap flight tickets and also has exclusive posts on baggages. the blog will certainly help you with atleast few tips during your travel.

Monday, 26 May 2008

Monday morning Inspiration # 31

In 1883, a creative engineer named John Roebling was inspired by an idea to build a spectacular bridge connecting New York with the Long Island. However bridge building experts throughout the world thought that this was an impossible feat and told Roebling to forget the idea. It just could not be done. It was not practical. It had never been done before.

Roebling could not ignore the vision he had in his mind of this bridge. He thought about it all the time and he knew deep in his heart that it could be done. He just had to share the dream with someone else. After much discussion and persuasion he managed to convince his son Washington, an up and coming engineer, that the bridge in fact could be built.

Working together for the first time, the father and son developed concepts of how it could be accomplished and how the obstacles could be overcome. With great excitement and inspiration, and the headiness of a wild challenge before them, they hired their crew and began to build their dream bridge.
The project started well, but when it was only a few months underway a tragic accident on the site took the life of John Roebling. Washington was injured and left with a certain amount of brain damage, which resulted in him not being able to walk or talk or even move.

"We told them so."
"Crazy men and their crazy dreams."
"It`s foolish to chase wild visions."

Everyone had a negative comment to make and felt that the project should be scrapped since the Roeblings were the only ones who knew how the bridge could be built. In spite of his handicap Washington was never discouraged and still had a burning desire to complete the bridge and his mind was still as sharp as ever.

He tried to inspire and pass on his enthusiasm to some of his friends, but they were too daunted by the task. As he lay on his bed in his hospital room, with the sunlight streaming through the windows, a gentle breeze blew the flimsy white curtains apart and he was able to see the sky and the tops of the trees outside for just a moment.

It seemed that there was a message for him not to give up. Suddenly an idea hit him. All he could do was move one finger and he decided to make the best use of it. By moving this, he slowly developed a code of communication with his wife.

He touched his wife's arm with that finger, indicating to her that he wanted her to call the engineers again. Then he used the same method of tapping her arm to tell the engineers what to do. It seemed foolish but the project was under way again.

For 13 years Washington tapped out his instructions with his finger on his wife's arm, until the bridge was finally completed. Today the spectacular Brooklyn Bridge stands in all its glory as a tribute to the triumph of one man's indomitable spirit and his determination not to be defeated by circumstances. It is also a tribute to the engineers and their team work, and to their faith in a man who was considered mad by half the world. It stands too as a tangible monument to the love and devotion of his wife who for 13 long years patiently decoded the messages of her husband and told the engineers what to do.

Perhaps this is one of the best examples of a never-say-die attitude that overcomes a terrible physical handicap and achieves an impossible goal.

Often when we face obstacles in our day-to-day life, our hurdles seem very small in comparison to what many others have to face. The Brooklyn Bridge shows us that dreams that seem impossible can be realised with determination and persistence, no matter what the odds are.
Even the most distant dream can be realized with determination and persistence

To read other Monday morning inspirations click here.

Sunday, 25 May 2008

Mobility scooters

Do you have aged people at home or special children who find it difficult to move about? Do you have to take them everywhere be it the kitchen or garden or anywhere for that matter? Does it take away most of your time? Here is an easy solution to your problem . Mobility Scooters are similar to that of wheel chairs that help one move about but its operated using batteries which makes the whole process a lot more simpler.

Mobility scooters are not just for those with disabilities or aged people. It can be used by everyone to make day to day travelling simpler and you dont always have to take your car out of the garage to just make a visit to the nearby shop. There are a whole range of them available and you can choose one based on one's weight,their purpose, where it going to be used and many such factors.

Fctory outlet scooters are providing you brand new mobility scooter and comparitivley low prices. They also have other aiding equipments like wheel chairs, walking aid , stair lifts and many more.

Ice Princess - The movie

I was watching this movie sometime back after almost a year. My dad had got the dvd from the dvd library after reading about it in my blog here. This is one movie which I would love to watch over and over again.

** spoiler alert **
Tranchtenberg plays Casey Carley a brilliant high school science student who initially films figure skaters for her physics project which would help her get a scholarship from Harvard. But, as time passes by she learns it herself to understand the sport better thinking it would help her in her project but eventually falls for the sport and turns out to be a figure skater herself. All this despite her mum wanting her to get the scholarship and go to college after her high school. That's when she makes her mum realise that she has shattered her mum's dream and not hers. Her heart was always in figure skating. The movie is ,how she goes about achieving her passion.

This is one of my favourite scenes from the movie and has always brought tears to my eyes. Her mum comes to see her perform despite she being against her, it is this support that actually makes her win :)

Solution to all your travel insurance problems

Vacation is around the corner in all parts of the world and its also a season of festivals when most of us would be planning to make a trip either as a part of the vacation or jus' travel to meet friends, relatives or events like family get togethers and so on. As for me I jus' have 2 more exams left and eagerly looking forward for my holidays which extends for almost a month. As for where I will be travelling this time, I have no clue. But have been quite a few places this time which would be a relaxing weekend getaway from the rigourous everyday grind of life.

When we think of travel for that matter,one of the most important things that would strike us all is the travel isurance and the numerous procedures that has to be followed to obtain them. Its always good to have a travel insurance and also a Travel Medical Insurancefor personal benefits. But the whole process of obtaining them is a nightmare. Worry no more, at Covermytravel you have a whole lot of insurance types to choose from depending upon which would suit you the best and the best of all you can complete the whole process online without having to run to your travel agent any more. Happy holidays!

Fortune, favourite and Falguni...

My today's fortune in Orkut turned out to be
The great pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do
How true! Thou' this is not something that has been happening in my life now . It is something that has happened sometime back and I'm sure it would repeat itself in the future. As a kid I did things which my parents or grand parents asked me not to do jus' to see whats so peculiar abt it and it all turned out to be fun . In life too challenges never cease to bring out the best in me , so I will still have fun doing things what others think is impossible :)

This is one of my favourite songs sung by Falguni pathak . Came across the video of it in youtube sometime back.. Here, I am sharing it with you all :)

Have a great Weekend!

Make your wedding special

The wedding season is just around the corner and those of you who are looking to get married sooner or later this year have some wonderful information here. Here is a site that offers to make custom wedding bands for you depending upon your preferences. It also has a wide range of wedding band collection in its site for you to choose from.
Like they say it is the positive thoughts of a person that makes him/her beautiful outside. To match with this proverb offer bands with custom engraving in the inside of the band and outside as well . Using this you can personalise the ring with your words and thoughts to your loved one. You can also find a religious ring gallery in their site which contains rings with Bible verse engraved in them.
The rings come in a variety of metals including platinum, yellow gold , Titanium,white gold, tri-tone gold, diamond bands and it is a house of rings comprising of military rings, name rings, initial rings, zodiac rings, inside ring engraving, outside ring engraving, U.S army ring, U.S airforce ring, U.S navy ring, protestant ring, jewish ring all these on a variety of sizes ranging from 2mm - 11mm. Do not worry if your running out of time for your wedding as they ensure delivery within 14 days. To read the views of their customers you can always check out the testimonials in their site. The site also offers its customers links to other site which could help them in planning their wedding and so on. What more would one want? Go for it and make your loved one feel special with a custom made ring.

Wednesday, 21 May 2008

My day, blog reviews...

My day was super cool today. Thou' I was held up in a traffic jam right in the morning before my exam it didn't really bother me much as I had loads of time for my exam to start, but was jus' a little worried as my mum had come along to drop me in college before she could get to work.

It is times like these that I wonder how much sacrifices parents do to make their child happy and comfortable. My college is couple of hours drive from my home. So that totals it to 4 hrs of travelling(to and fro) for which we will have to leave home at 6 in the morning . Who would ever like to give away 2 hrs of their morning sleep ?? and travel such long distance jus' because I have an exam and get back to work late coz of the traffic jam .. I guess this what they call unconditional love :)

My exam was pretty cool today. 4 down and 3 more to go. I'm already dreaming about my holidays. Have loads of things to do, wonder if I would be able to pack them all within one month of my vacation time.

Lately, you would have seen me doing a lot of blog reviews. That is jus' part of the process in a website for which I write ads. I will see to it that the most important post of the day stays on the top , so that it would not be too difficult for my readers. Don' hesitate to scroll down as well, you might find something intereting there too! Keep coming and sharing your views :)

Marketing, money and more..

This is one of my another blog reviewing post. Something Useful is a blog which talks about Marketing,working online and the things that happen in the blogger's life. I don' know to categorise this blog as its has a varied range of topic from gaming to e-book to making money online to the day to day happenings of the world. This blog has been up for more than a year now and the template of the site is neat and clean, its easy on the easy making it easily readable to its readers.

The blog has also got some interesting widgets in its side bar. This site also offers advertisment space in its side bar for those of you looking to promote their products online. And for the readers, if you find the blog interesting you may subscribe to it by signing up for their newsletter. If you wish to make money by blogging, check out the posts which talk about the numerous ways you can follow to earn online.

Tuesday, 20 May 2008

Orkut sure knows what I've been upto :)

Today's fortune: You have an important new business development shaping up
Thats is what I read in my Orkut profile when I first logged in this morning. It sure feels nice to read such things and looks like Orkut has been spying on what people are upto . Else, I wonder how it can give me such an apt fortune for the day. Nothin' else would have made me so happy.

Have a wonderful day!!:)

Monday, 19 May 2008

Check this blog out..

I came across this interesting blog Proud Pinay written by Jenny Beth, a wonderful woman from Phillipines. She blogs about her day to day happenings, things that interest her, how to make money blogging and also about travel. Her travel posts are amazing and enlightens us about places in Phillipines and its culture . Those of you who would like to have a feel of the fillipino culture be right there at Proud Pinay and it would surely interest you.You might also get to learn a little of the fillipino language from her blog as she tends to use small commonly used fillipino words which gives a fillipino touch to her blog.

She has been around in the blogsville for approximately half a year. And she seems certainly passionate about blogging which is seen in her posts.She also has links to some other amazing blogs which might interest you as well.

Sunday, 18 May 2008

Monday morning Inspiration # 30

It is the season of placements in universities in this part of the world. After a lot of hardships and struggle through the course it is always common to find emotional highs and lows during times like these.Cheer up friends , here is a story for you . I came across this when i was browsing for some inspirational stuff . It is written by Shuchi Gupta.

And for others it is yet another motivational story with a message To believe in your dreams and go behind them, no matter what.

I hope this story encourages you in times when your dreams seem far away, or, when you are not able to believe any words of encouragement deep in your heart.

I was doing a diploma course. When the course ended, placements started. The first company came and I was not selected. My roommate got selected though. I felt good for her, but miserable myself because I started thinking that I'm not worth anything good. I'm worthless. My room mate had not come in until dark and I was feeling so miserable that I did not even want to enter the room we shared because I had memories of both of us studying in it all through the course. I felt so miserable that I found myself crying standing on the road talking to one of my classmates, unable to control my tears. When my roommate came, she consoled me, said all the words to encourage me, pointed out the mistakes I had made in the interview so that I would do better the next day. She made me gather strength for the next set of companies that were scheduled to come the next day.

She went to bed, saying that I should wake her up if I wanted to know something about the topics we had to study for the interview. After she went to sleep, I started saying to myself half-heartedly, "Tomorrow is MY day. The company cannot go without selecting me. I will get myself selected tomorrow." I did not feel this from deep inside but I kept on saying this the whole night, probably in my sleep too, and in the morning until I faced my interview. It went ok, not too good. Still I kept on saying these one-liners to myself but now there was a difference. I found a little belief started growing that "It actually IS my day" and now it was not half-heartedly that I said all that, I started to believe it. I was so charged up by this time by my growing belief that I found myself totally at ease and confident of selection that I found myself singing with my class-mates while people were going through the interview in their respective turns.

I went through the last stage of selection, which went quite well. In the evening when the results were announced I was not selected. I went home thinking that something is wrong, this was not possible. I was not in the mood to read the topics for the interview next day with some other company.

Morning came and I sat for another written exam for the first company, still thinking about what had happened yesterday. Before sitting for the exam, I was crying when one of my classmates tried to console me that I should not worry, everything will be fine. They gave the exam and it went bad.

I came out of the room and one student told me that our head of the placements was searching for me. I went to his cabin and he congratulated me saying, "You have been selected by the company that came yesterday". I couldn't believe it. I found myself saying, "I knew this had to happen". My heart said to me, "See! I told you, you could do it. Just believe in yourself!"

My belief eventually had made me achieve what I was wishing for. Then at that point I remembered that I had an intuition that I would get selected by this company when they had come to give their pre-placement talks.

So if you have a dream then just believe that you can achieve it no matter what. Even when you can't feel deep in your heart any words of encouragement, just believe in your dream and your heart will finally show you the way. And believe that there is God who sees us every moment. Believe in intuitions and gut feelings for they are voices of your sub-conscious mind.

To read other Monday morning Inspirations click here

P.S: The movie Ice princess has the same theme as well " Believe in yourself, and achieve your dreams no matter what". Catch up with the movie when your feeling low and Im sure it will boost up your confidence.

My weekend

After an exhausting 3 hrs in the examination hall, I was finally out and pretty much excited about the rest of my day . I had plans to go to bessy beach (Its one of the beaches in Chennai, where most Chennaites chill out during weekends..). On reaching there, I headed straight to the cafe coffee day in Planet Yumm. Now most of you must be thinking its the usual fun.. Yup, it was fun but with a difference.

I was actually there to meet Mr.Debashish Ghosh (author, Voyage to Exceellence). It was a business meet (now do I sound like a grown up...) well.. wel.. I was a school kid when I first saw him during the book launch in Landmark. And now I feel really fortunate to work with him in a project. About the project, i will blog about it once its up. We had some serious talks and he was an interesting person indeed.

Got back home and crashed ..Today was awesome fun as well, went for a lunch out with family and it was my treat (from the money I made outta blogging ads :) )

Now I got to get back to studying.I'm half way through my exams and have 4 more papers *sigh*

Hope you all had a fun weekend too !!

Wednesday, 14 May 2008

Its my birthday!!

I turned 20 today amidst all my exams.. lol.. Looking back into my life , I undergo mixed feelings but I cherish them all. It has been a complete roller coaster with both good as well as bad happenings and the one fact that life's taught me is that change is the only constant thing in this world. As for today, no special happenings except that I had my Maths exam*sigh* and that too a bad one... Might go out for dinner with my family :)

Monday, 5 May 2008

monday morning Inspiration # 29

One day an expert in time management was speaking to a group of business students and, to drive home a point, used an illustration those students will never forget. As he stood in front of the group of high-powered overachievers he said, Okay, time for a quiz.
Then he pulled out a one-gallon, wide mouth mason jar and set it on the table in front of him. Then he produced about a dozen fist-sized rocks and carefully placed them, one at a time, into the jar. When the jar was filled to the top and no more rocks would fit inside, he asked, Is this jar full? Everyone in the class said, Yes.

Then he said, “Really?” He reached under the table and pulled out a bucket of gravel. Then he dumped some gravel in and shook the jar causing pieces of gravel to work themselves down into the space between the big rocks. Then he asked the group once more, Is the jar full? By this time the class was on to him. Probably not, one of them answered.

Good he replied. He reached under the table and brought out a bucket of sand. He started dumping the sand in the jar and it went into all of the spaces left between the rocks and the gravel. Once more he asked the question, Is this jar full? No the class shouted.

Once again he said, Good. Then he grabbed a pitcher of water and began to pour it in until the jar was filled to the brim. Then he looked at the class and asked, What is the point of this illustration? One eager beaver raised his hand and said, The point is, no matter how full your schedule is, if you try really hard you can always fit some more things in it. No, the speaker replied, that’s not the point. The truth this illustration teaches us is: If you don’t put the big rocks in first, you’ll never get them in at all.

What are the big rocks in your life? Time with your loved ones? faith, education, your dreams? A worthy cause? Teaching or mentoring others? Remember to put these BIG ROCKS in first or you’ll never get them in at all.

So, tonight, or in the morning, when you are reflecting on this short story, ask yourself this question: What are the big rocks in my life?

Then, put those in your jar first.

To read other Monday morning Inspirations click here.

Friday, 2 May 2008

Chennai bloggers meet postponed

Chennai bloggers meet organised by which was to be held on May 3rd has been postponed to June 8th. Now, I stand a chance of attending the meet as I would be done with my exams by then.

The venue for the meet is still undecided. In case you guys wanns drop in for the meet, you can register yourself at

This event sounds so much fun.Im all the more excited as this would be the first bloggers meet I would be attending. I'm jus' hopping everything falls in place so that I could be there to meet my blogging buddies :)