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Safety Begins with me/ US

Do we know there is a national road safety week that is celebrated every year? Yes, it is from 4th to 10th of March every year which is considered to be National road safety week .
But why do we celebrate a week dedicated for national road safety? Why do we need an awareness campaign for something that has to come to us from within? SAFETY, isn't it the very first thing that we do generally? But do we take care of the safety of the other person who walks on the road?
India owns the world record for the number of deaths involved in road accidents. Is it really tough to control such road accidents in India?

 Yes it is as most motorists do not obey the traffic rules.
Well we need to teach the motorists what red, green and amber stands for again. They are not just beautiful colors that are on display on the roads. And if it is a digital signal people wait for 50 seconds but cant wait for the next 10 seconds, they tend to realize the importance of time only in the signal. It is not the place …

Door Painting

I wanted to change the look of my room.The first thing that we do to change the way our room looks is think about changing the paint color. Yes, a fresh coat of paint brings in a lot of change and freshness to the room. But what if I need to change the look within a budget?

That's exactly what I wanted. Hence I changed the position of the bed and the dressing table. I had a lot of empty wall space. Hence i decided to hang some paintings. Check out the idea for paintings here 

I found the room a lot bright and fresh. There was one small thing that kept staring at me blank. The room door. It felt a lot empty. So I thought why not paint it.

Here is how the door looks now !!

Swachh Bharat- Imaginary PM letter

Dear People,
Swachh Bharataims to accomplish the vision of 'Clean India' by 2 October 2019. I want the streets, roads and infrastructure of the country to be clean.It is India's biggest ever cleanliness drive and 3 million government employees and schools and colleges students of India participated in this event. I am really glad about the way every person has taken this campaign seriously and the phase with which it is moving.
But my social sources have reported to me that, there is an issue with the initiative. People in the spirit to clean their locality and keep it neat are dumping the waste collected from their area in the nearby locality. Hence the overall cleanliness ratio of the area still remains the same. Dumping the waste collected in open area or a barren land is not correct.
When a person sees a waste bag in a open land, instead of picking it up and disposing it in the proper place, uses that as a dumping ground for all the waste of the locality.Later when the a…


Mahendravarman I (reigned c. 600–630) contributed to the greatness of the Pallava dynasty. Some of the most ornate monuments at Mamallapuram, especially those dedicated to the Hindu god Shiva, were constructed under his rule (though born a Jain, Mahendravarman converted to Shaivism). He was a great patron of art and architecture and is known for introducing a new style to Dravidian.

 He bore many titles like Chatrumalla, Gunabhara, Vichitrachitta, Mattavilasa, Avanibhajana, Sankirnajati, each one having a specific relation to one of his qualities or aptitudes. He bore even the uncomplimentary title of Kalahapriya
As a Śaivite convert, he did much to support the resurgence of Hinduism in south India after a long period of the religion’s being eclipsed by the popularity of Jainism and Buddhism. In his inscriptions, the king refers to himself as Cettakāri (temple builder), and in that respect, he was a pioneer in the creation of stone architecture in south India. Another of his names, Chit…

STALKING syndrome

Everyone likes the attention being given to them and their work being appreciated and noticed. But when that attention becomes unwanted or obsessive by an individual or group toward another person, it becomes Stalking.
Cyber stalking has become very common these days. Many social networking sites like Facebook and twitter has made this much easier. And worst nightmare for the cyber stalker is when the “add friend” or the “like” button is accidentally pressed. One best thing that the good old “ORKUT” had was the names of those who visited the profiles.

Stalking or the intense research of an individual becomes creepy when you see someone showing up in your home, send unwanted text messages, and wait at places you hang out or just follow you in bike.
One thing that the stalkers wiz at is STARING. One can feel them scan you and look through you which definitely gives an uneasy feel. The speciality of these people is they just don’t stare from one angle, they keep gazing, gawking, gaping from…

Mangalsutra (a) Taali in Marriage

The big Fat Indian wedding is often an important part of every family.Marriages are filled with rituals and celebrations that continue for several days.The traditional Indian wedding is about two families being brought together Socially. Lakhsare spent on the wedding again to show the social status. For those who are wealthy there is no issue, but the problem arises for the middle class families.

  The average cost of an Indian wedding from the brides side is somewhere between 10 to 20 lakhs. Its fun to attend others wedding, but when it comes to our own family we realise  what a burden it is. There is again a social pressure here. Even in this century where the girl is as equally educated as the guy is, the marriage expenditure has to be taken up by the brides family. How is this right? Why cant the bridegroom share half the cost?

 I cant believe people are still ready to give dowry for girls who are well educated and earning more than the bridegroom. Why? because the girl is over…

Office Stress!

The topic may seem very familiar to few as they might have experienced it! and for others they must have heard their friends colleagues crib about the stress in their office and office politics. I just wanted to vent out my anger, frustration, the urge to punch few peoples face through my blog!.

   I do not want to blame the company that I work for as I have seen so many awesome people and also great projects where their managers/Sr managers are so understanding and yes, most importantly the work culture and work life balance is well maintained.

   The major problem is with my project. Hell ya, I don't even want to think about that. I would say i was trapped into the project. When my previous project got over I had to be in bench for 2 weeks and a Sr manager called up and said there was a project (in a location that I wanted to be in badly) which had great scope and loads of learning opportunity( not my skill set). And the duration was for just 3 months.  As i dint want to be in …

L- Liaka Kusulaka

   Liaka Kusulakawas an Indo-Scythiansatrap (Satrap was the name given to the governors of the provinces of the ancient Median and Achaemenid (Persian) Empires and in several of their successors, such as the Sasanian Empire and the Hellenistic empires.) of the area of Chukhsa in the northwestern South Asia i.e. probably present Chachh, immediately west of Taxila. during the 1st century BCE.

He was the satrap of the great king of Moga and that patika, his son was great gift lord ( Mahadanapathi)

He minted coins which are direct imitations of the coins of Eucratides(King's head andDioscuri), with his name inscribed "ΛΙΑΚΟ ΚΟΖΟΥΛΟ". These coins are imitations of those of Eucratides, but we are more justified to draw chronological conclusions from this fact than in the case of Maues

The coins of Liaka Kusulaka show the transition of the district they belong ie. part of eastern Gandhara.

The Greek spelling shows that the actual sound waskuzūla, and thiskuzūla is possibly the name…

Popular movie quotes

An Awesome movie always has awesome dialogues, and few such dialogues we would like to use it in our normal conversation too. Here are few such dialogues/quotes that I just love:

1. "I have come here to chew bubble gum and kick ass. And I'm all out of bubble gum."
in They Live (1988)

2."You know you don't have to act with me, Steve. You don't have to say anything, and you don't have to do anything. Not a thing. Oh, maybe just whistle. You know how to whistle, don't you, Steve? You just put your lips together - and blow."
in To Have and Have Not (1944) 

3."Gentlemen, you can't fight in here. This is the War Room!"
in Dr. Strangelove or:... (1964)

4."Stand up. Your father's passing."
 in To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)

6."It's not the years, honey. It's the mileage."
in Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)

7."Hello. My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die."
in The Princess Bride (1987)


Terry Fox- Pencil shading

Terrance Stanley "Terry" FoxCCOD (July 28, 1958 – June 28, 1981) was a Canadian athlete, humanitarian, and cancer researchactivist. In 1980, with one leg having been amputated, he embarked on a cross-Canada run to raise money and awareness for cancer research. Although the spread of his cancer eventually forced him to end his quest after 143 days and 5,373 kilometres (3,339 mi), and ultimately cost him his life, his efforts resulted in a lasting, worldwide legacy. The annual Terry Fox Run, first held in 1981, has grown to involve millions of participants in over 60 countries and is now the world's largest one-day fundraiser for cancer research; over C$600 million has been raised in his name
Source: wiki


I know you are not perfect,
But we are definitely connected!

You are a major cultural, economic and educational centre
That makes us awe you with splendour!

You are the Gateway to South India,
which is as colourful as Zinnia!

Thousands of people gathered on the beautiful Marina beach
Some came to listen while others came to preach

One of Chennai's biggest assets is its people,
infectiously enthusiastic about their home town.

They won't hit you with a lot of hustle and hassle,
and they will mostly treat you as a guest rather than a Puzzle!!.

Happy Bday Madras!!! :)

My small contribution on this Madras Day!!!

K-Karna, The unsung Hero

Born to the sun god and a princess, he was destined to rule the world. But as luck would have, his life was marred with inhuman struggle and tests. Throughout his life time he was humiliated as he was known to be the son of a chariot driver. He was second to none in all the qualities associated with royal princes

    In the Battle of mahabharatha,  Karna and Arjuna came face to face and the battle began in earnest!!!!!!Each was Master of his craft and all those around stopped to watch---so over-awed were they by the ferocity and the prowess of both the Warriors.While Krishna's dexterity as a charioteer saved Arjuna many a time,Karna lost his charioteer to an arrow struck by Arjuna.The thick muddy slush of the Battlefield created by the ferocious destruction of Man and Animal held Karna's chariot captive.Karna jumped out to free his chariot ,but it was badly stuck and was sinking deeper and deeper in the muddy slush it was then Krishna asked Arjuna to continue the battle. K…