Monday, 28 December 2009

Ratan Tata turns 72

Dear Mr. Tata,

I would firstly like to wish you a very happy 72nd birthday and advance new years wishes. May this new year keep you in good health and help the TATA conglomerate flourish as always.

I have off late been hearing that you are to retire in the coming years and your in search of a successor. I don' know if I am eligible to apply for the post ;) .

I am a final year student of engineering , will be graduating in 2010 majoring in IT. I have been deeply bit by the business bug and has always been inspired by the TATA group for the ethics and values they bring in to their employees and their management systems. I am also looking to do an MBA course in the coming years which I believe would feed my quest in know about business and management.

It was some four years back that I decided I wanted to become an entrepreneur and that time around I got to read your biography and that was it and I decided then that I should definetly meet you atleast once in my life time :) .

I read in a business magazine stating that you aren't particular about any constraints for applying for the post of the chairman , though the designation sounds a little contradicting with me being a woman , I wouldn' really mind it ;)

Many happy returns of the day to you Sir :)

Sunday, 27 December 2009

Holidays - Part 2

Well, I jus' remember writing about my holidy eve before I could full fledgedly get into the holidaying mood. Vacation and weekends are keeping me more occupied than the usual times.

Firstly, I would like to thank you all for the votes, support and encouragement that all you guys showered me with when my travelogue was nominated among the top 12 in the country by Indibloggies. I'm so glad to say its been ranked second :) Thank you all :)

This time over it wasn't a complete vacation either since I had an exam coming up once in every 10 days or so, so couldn' plan on a trip too but I jus' wish we get to go on one soon, else I will run out of topic to write in my travelogue.But, it was fun in its own ways.

This time over it was truly a vacation in one aspect. I don' remember getting up before 11 am in the morning except may be for a couple of days when I had to travel to far off distances to my exam centre and my folks were cooperative as well by not trying to wake me up early :)

I'm already in the near end of my holidays. Though my college officially re opens on the 4th of Jan , our classes for placement training have already started and has been going on from the beginning of this week. Apart from that 3 birthday parties + 7 movies + innumerable eating out times + a couple of family get togethers + 2 wedding + some preperation of my test = MY HOLIDAYS.

In the eve of my holidays we celebrated Richa's bday , a couple of hours before she could board into the train. It was a fun evening with all the friends out for dinner at Kabul.

The next morning or rather afternoon when I woke up I jus' realised I was late and had to rush and get ready for a bday lunch treat at Mainland China.

The highlights of my vacation were the family get together we had with my uncle, aunt and cousins , a day along the ECR , the Fun times with friends and the silver jubilee reunion for my mum's batch (CEG) which I attended as well.

P.S. Will come up with a detail post on all these :)

Wednesday, 23 December 2009

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Friday, 18 December 2009

My semester that was ..

(This post is more about getting my thougts 6 months back .. whoosh ! and fast forward with all the events that has happened with me in college since then .. until now. )

This happened to be my pre final semester . Usually the odd semesters turn out to be longer and so was this one streching from July to November (comparitivley shorter than the usual odd semesters).

My 7th sem started on a very positive note, well no specific reasons but then jus' the general feeling you get coz of the people around you. Thanks to you guys! This sem I guess was one of the fun filled ones with lots of hanging around with friends, I can hardly remember the time we ever had class this semester.

What did we do in class ?? Sudoku .. Chennai times, metro plus, movie in the laptop, CHATTING, canteen times .. There were also some delightful moments , which I'm really glad about and will always be a part of my resume ;) .. The fun trip to Annamalai University, Chidambaram in July 09 to present papers in an International Conference and winning it was jus' an icing on the cake :) .. Cressida '09 (our department symposium) in August where I was part of the core team who conducted Paper presentation .. Aarush (our college tech fest) saw us participating in a couple of events .. Friendship day celebration , Diwali celebration :) ..

I also got to know a lot of new juniors in the bus who eventually turned out to be my very good pals. My so very peaceful bus journey, which is how its been the last couple of years is turning out to be a total hungama with all these new found friends :)

This sem was FUN :)

Monday, 14 December 2009

Monday Morning Inspiration # 82

1. Once, all villagers decided to pray for rain. On the day all people gathered and only one boy came with an umbrella . That's faith

2. Example of the feeling of a baby . When you throw him in the air, he laughs because he knows you will catch him. That's trust.

3. Every night we go to bed , with plans to be accomplished the next morning. That's Hope.

To read other Monday Morning Inspiration click here.

Thursday, 10 December 2009

Dhruv's cooking expedition ..

One of the factors that bond me and Dhruv to be such good friends is our love for good food and our passionate dream to start a restaurant chain in the near future. This atleast was one of the reason why we found each other interesting atleast in the start when we came to know each other almost 2 years ago.

Now, this has jus' got a step further and this post is a result of that ... D is turning out be such a wonderful cook .. oops! sorry Chef and me the lab rat who get to taste all his experiments , which eventually turns out to be AWESOME !!
After the conversation we had here , this is the sandwich I get from him and it was absolutely YUM ! D I'm jus' so proud of the chef that you are ;)
YUM !! I ended up eating 2 whole sandwiches all by myself at one go .. those of them who know my eating abilities know how much this means to my stomach ..
On the other day at D's place after me and his mum started kidding about how he made his mum do most of the things and called it " Him doing it all " . D was in to treat me with a pizza this time , all totally made under my inspection ;)

hmmm .. YUM ! D I'm sure our restaurant needs one chef less when your on board .. :) Now whats on your mind next ?? What are you gonna cook for me ?? ;)

Tuesday, 8 December 2009

Movie Review - Paa

*no spoilers*

A big thumbs up to the whole crew of Paa. It was one of those movies where you didn't wanna miss even a single scene. Amitabh Bachchan play Auro, a 13 year old boy who is affected by progeria ,a disease that makes one look older than their actual age.

Junior Bachchan plays father to Auro and the beautiful Vidya Balan play mom to the child. It is only in the later part of the movie that Abishek Bachchan comes to know that Auro is his son. How this happens ?? What happens to Auro ?? makes the story line.

The character Auro makes the whole movie lively with timely humour.

Paa was directed by Balki and Music scored by Illayaraja , which only added beauty to the already strong story line.

I would surely recommend everybody to watch Paa. My favourite in the movie was the timely humour by Auro :)

Thursday, 3 December 2009

Movie Review - Aadhavan

*No spoilers*

I caught up with Aadhavan over the weekend with my parents. When we found that every other movie that we were planning to see had no tickets available finally we zeroed in on this one.

With all the rave reviews I recieved from almost everyone whose seen this movie I was a little skeptical but I was pretty much sure that I wouldn' be disappointed with Surya (one of my favourite actors) playing the lead.

Surya as usual was at his best and so was Vadivel. The other actors did a good job too. The one other factor that I was totally excited about was that, one song sequence from Aadhavan was shot in my college campus.

(The rain sequence in this song was shot in my college) :)

The picturisation of all the songs were beutifully done.

The movie was a very good entertainer and my whole family liked it. You can surely watch it once, but I didn't really mind watching it the second time :)