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I stumbled upon this site where you can convert the beautiful quotes into nice posters.

















And of course I will not feel good until I post something lame funny. Hence I created this demotivational quote using the same site



















Again, these posters are created using http://recitehis.com


The Victim - by Saul Bellow

Surprise, I finally finished reading one complete book. After a very long time. Sad. What is happening to me!


Leventhal gets a phone call from Elena, his brother's wife.  Elena says that Mickey, her son is seriously ill. Max, the brother works in another city. Leventhal takes permission from his office and goes to their house. But he does not know thathis problems are just beginning.

Mickey's fever is serious. But Elena does not want to hospitalize the child. But that is not the main problem. Leventhal meets a person from his past called Albee. Albee was a friend of friends.  A heavy drinker, who keeps making fun of Jewish people. During those days, Leventhal was looking for a job, any job. He gets a recommendation from Albee, he goes to Albee's office with his recommendation and when the interviewer talks rudely, he fights with interviewer and storms off. Now Albee reminds all these stories and blames Leventhal for his job loss. Albee was fired from his job. Subsequently…

Work, power and energy

News

Ten cycles will be placed on the Mysore palace premises and visitors can pedal for as long as they wish. Power is generated using a dynamo and the generated power will be stored in batteries and used to light up the palace on Oct 16.

Anti News

Inspired by this news, the members of parliament have decided to install 20 such bicycles in the house initially. They have mentioned that each one of mps will peddle and generate electricity for the country and its people. They have also told that along with creating electricity in these times of power shortage, these bicycles will also help them to spend their aggression  energy.   They say that bicycling will help them to remain calmer during sessions and not start verbal abuses and fist fights with each other.

ಪೂಜ್ಯ

Background: In kannada language pujya also means zero. At least it used to be when I was a school going kid.

ಟಿವಿ  ಯಾವುದೊ ಒಂದು ಕನ್ನಡ ಸಿನೆಮಾವನ್ನು ಒರಲುತ್ತಿತ್ತು. ನಾನು star world ಬಿಟ್ಟು ಯಾವಾಗಿಂದ ಕನ್ನಡ ಟೀವಿ ನೋಡತೊಡಗಿದೆ ಎಂದು ಕೇಳಬೇಡಿ. ನಾನು ಕನ್ನಡ ಸಿನೇಮ ನೋಡುವದಿಲ್ಲ. ಕನ್ನಡ ಪುಸ್ತಕ ಅಷ್ಟೊಂದು ಓದುವದಿಲ್ಲ. ಅದರರ್ಥ ನನಗೆ ನಮ್ಮ ಭಾಷೆಯ ಮೇಲೆ ಅಭಿಮಾನ ಇಲ್ಲವೆನ್ದೆಲ್ಲ.   ಕನ್ನಡ ಕೀ ಬೋರ್ಡ್ ಪ್ರೋಗ್ರಾಮ್ ಬರೆದವಳಲ್ಲವೇ? ಆದರೆ ನಮ್ಮವರು ಕನ್ನಡದ ಪರಮ ಭಕ್ತರು. ಅಣ್ಣಾ ವರ ಸಿನೆಮಾಗಳನ್ನು ಎಷ್ಟು ಸಾರಿ ನೋಡಿದರೂ ಅವರಿಗೆ ಸಮಾಧಾನವಿಲ್ಲ. ಎಷ್ಟೆಂದರೆ ನನಗೆ ಆ ಡಯಲಾಗ್ಗಳು ಕಂಠಪಾಠ ವಾಗಿವೆ.

ಹಾಗಾಗಿ ಟಿವಿ ಕನ್ನಡ ಸಿನಿಮಾವನ್ನು ಒರೆಯುತ್ತಿತ್ತು.  ಕೋಪದಿಂದ ರಾಜಕುಮಾರ್ ಯಾರನ್ನೋ ಕೇಳುತ್ತಿದ್ದ. "ಪೂಜ್ಯರೇ......". ನನ್ನ  ಮರ್ಕಟ ಬುದ್ಧಿ ಯಾವಾಗಲು ಪೂಜ್ಯ ಎಂದರೆ ಗಣಿತದ ಪೂಜ್ಯವನ್ನೇ ನೆನೆಸಿಕೊಳ್ಳುತ್ತದೆ. ರಾಜಕುಮಾರ ಈ ಮಾತನ್ನು ಹೇಳುವಾಗ ಮತ್ತೊಬ್ಬನ ಹೊಟ್ಟೆಯ ಕಡೆ ನೋಡುತ್ತಿದ್ದನೆ ಅಥವಾ ತಲೆಯ ಕಡೆ ನೋಡುತ್ತಿದ್ದನೆ ?

ಹಾಗೆ ನೋಡಿದರೆ ಪೂಜ್ಯರೆಲ್ಲ ಗಣಿತದ  ಪೂಜ್ಯರೇ ? ಗುರು ಹಿರಿಯರು? ತಪ್ಪು ತಪ್ಪು. ಗುರು ಹಿರಿಯರ ಬಗ್ಗೆ ಹಾಗೆ ಹೇಳುವದು sacrilegious. ಅದೇ ನಮ್ಮ ಮಕ್ಕಳ ದ್ರಷ್ಟಿಯಲ್ಲಿ ನಾವೆಲ್ಲಾ ಗಣಿತದ  ಪೂಜ್ಯರೇ ! ಪೂಜ್ಯವೇನು ? ಋಣ  ಸಂಖ್ಯೆಗಳು!!

ನಮ್ಮ ದೇಶ…

Just for today

Just for today - I spent hours playing with GIMP :)

Strike against hike in diesel prices

For once government is showing some action in the right direction and the opposition does not like it. It says these moves - moves for FDI in retail and hike in diesel price and decrease in subsidy of cooking gas - are anti people. Does the opposition not realize these harsh measures are essential to improve the economy which is going southward in a rapid pace? Do they have any other suggestions to improve the economy? How long do politicians keep fooling the people?

4 more rangoli designs

Top right rangoli is 4-7-4. Bottom left is 8-15-8 and bottom right is 1-8-1

ಒಗಟು

ಇದು ಕನ್ನಡದ ಒಂದು ಒಗಟು. ಅಮ್ಮ ಹೇಳಿಕೊಟ್ಟಿದ್ದು. ನೋಡಿ ಬಿಡಿಸಲು ಆಗುವುದೋ ಎಂದು.

ಉತ್ತರೆಯ ತಾಯ ತಮ್ಮನ ಕತ್ತಲೆಯಲಿ ಒತ್ತಿ ಕೊಂದವನ
ಅಗ್ರಜನ ಪಿತನ ವಾಹನದನ್ತಿರ್ಪವನೆ !!!

Hint : you must know your Mahabharatha well.

One more.


ಹರನ ಹಾರನ ಆಹಾರನ ಸುತನ ದೇವನ ಮಡದಿಯಂ ಕದ್ದೊಯ್ದವನ
ಅನುಜನ ಮಡದಿಯೆನಗೊಲಿದಿರ್ಪಳ್

P.S. : If you find the solution, you can mention it in the comment :)

Since no one came up with solutions, let me mention them.









Uttara's mother's younger brother is Keechaka. The one who killed him in darkness is Bheema. His agraja - elder brother - is Dharmaraya. whose pita - father is Yama. Yama's vahana is buffalo. So the ogatu, is to call some one a buffalo.

Second one is

Hara's garland - haara is snake, Snake's food is Vaayu - air. Vaayu's son is Hanuman. His god is Rama. The person who kidnapped Rama's madadi - wife - is Ravana. Ravana's anuja is Kumbhakarna. His wife is Nidra - sleep. So all this just to say I am sleepy.


Today's rangoli

It is 1 - 8-1 . Simple but elegant (meant to be. though not in my hands :(  )



Legal terms

My English vocabulary is limited. And my knowledge of legal terms is even worse. So whenever I heard the term sedition I was completely baffled. What is this sedition?

So I did what every other netizen would do. I looked up the term in wikipedia. I read half the article. But still the meaning was not clear. Still I am unable to understand the term. Please help me here.

If you try to incite the people against people of another community in a secular democracy, is it not sedition? Obviously not. Because I have not heard that word used in that context. If you try to divide the people based on their state of origin, is it not sedition. That is also not sedition. Even if it can create long term problems and  more hatred and violence. If you print text books where the national flag is printed with wrong order of kesari bili hasiru, that is not sedition.

But if you draw cartoons, criticizing those in power, that is sedition. Well poor Aseem, he has forgotten his mother's advice - dushta…

Jal Satyagraha

51 people are staying submerged in water for the 14th day in Madhya pradesh protesting against government decision to opening all the gates of Omkareshwar dam, which will cause their villages to be submerged. They are demanding proper rehabilitation. The protest is organized by Narmada Bachao Andolan.

Everything is fair .....

Thackarey says Biharis in Mumbai must be considered as infiltrators.
Modi says there is no malnutrition in the country. It is just gals who like to diet to stay slim
Mamata says Dengue is caused by dieting

Why do our politicians talk thus? To instigate people? To escape from responsibility? Or just simple indifference?

No the real reason is - Everything is fair in love and war. Our great God Krishna has shown this to us with various examples in Mahabharatha.

But where is the war you ask wondering, did you miss out today's newspaper? Or the paper highlighting all kinds of gossips and advertisements, did not print this news in order not to frighten aam admi? No, no don't worry. We are talking about different kind of war here. The war our leaders need to fight every second.

The war against opposition parties who are heavily armed with so many suitcases, war against media which unnecessarily causes badnami by bringing out scam after scam, war against some so called intellectuals w…

Road quiz

Are you tired of reading useless gibberish? Let me give you some interesting post today. A quiz. And a mathematical quiz!! I have always been a big fan of mathematical quizzes. Because they make me feel smart!

Here is the quiz

A travels everyday from her (or his) home to office in two wheeler. The distance is around 18 km. The speed in which she goes depends on the circumstances. In a clear stretch, she goes at 50 kmph, if there lot of traffic, she goes at 30 kmph and near traffic signals she goes or she is forced to go at around 2kmph. Some times to avoid pot holes, she has to go at 10 kmph. And at each traffic signal she has to wait for almost 10 minutes.

Now if there are 15 traffic signals she has to cross, and there are 300 pot holes large and small, and three roads which have heavy traffic, what is the time required for her to travel the distance?

Now for those hungry for more complexities, here are additional problems.

If A is a he instead of she, whenever his vehicle touches o…

Some mantras to be followed in life no matter what

I was about to add to be successful in life. Then that phrase coming from me will be wrong.

Believe in yourself. You are capable of many things and you know it better than anybody else.

Do not let others tell  you you are inferior in any way. Even if that other person is God. Again, you know what you are and if they do not see it, it is their problem.

You may be feel others are smarter than you are, richer than you are or happier than you are. Most of the cases all these are dikhava.

Do not do anything, just because somebody tells you it is good for you, but you are not able to find a rational reason behind it. Hear everyone out, but do what you feel is right.

Even though it sounds too much of a cliche, there is a silver lining in every cloud. Even if you feel you are in the worst condition, who knows? God may be having some other plans for you. Like the saying - what the caterpillar says end of the world, butterfly says a new beginning.




Why does an atheist pray?

I am an unconfirmed atheist. I am not sure like so many other things, whether do I believe in God. Most of us belong to this category, don't we?

But I religiously (?) keep shouting Sanskrit shlokas most of the days in the morning. (I can let my readers know about my atheism, but not my neighbors) Well, I try to follow one principle my dad has taught me - ಹೋದ್ರೆ  ಕಲ್ಲು ಹೋಯ್ತು . ಬಂದ್ರೆ  ಮಾವಿನಕಾಯಿ ಬಂತು. You throw a stone to a mango. If by luck, the mango does fall down, you do get a mango. If it does not, you have lost just a stone.