December 9th, 2010

Its painful. Very painful. But not in the way, I had imagined it would be. All the running around dealing with material guys, all the headache of dealing with builder, all the headache of meeting the chennai train with the mumbai flight (well ofcourse I am using a comparision). All of these headache and tension, which I thought would be a painful deal isn’t really painful when compared to the “WAIT”, seems like the work is going at a snail’s pace, although actually its very fast according to market standards. Its just one endless, painful wait for the day when the house would be constructed and I can move in :-). Its like waiting for you baby. While normal day to day life years seems to whiz by, during those 9-10 months of wait seems like time just stops. Believe me I know about this, I am going through it right now. I am so excited to meet my child, but I will only get that chance around May :-(. Oh yes the bank loan amount hasn’t still come.

(Left)The first Bricks load arrived on site today.

(Right)The pillar/column pits have been filled with aggregate and cement sand mixtures. Oh yes! that blue small pack that you see in the pit is my camera cover, it slipped from my hands. And no! I didn’t go in there to get it out, I asked one of the laboureres on site to get it.

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Posted in My home |
December 8th, 2010

Day 2 of house work:

Pillar/column footing work started. All holes, materials and laborers on site . Stone aggregates being filled into pillar holes. Bank hasn’t still released loan amount.

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Posted in My home |
December 7th, 2010

Idbi bank sucks. They want me to put my money and finish part of house construction work and then they will release the money I have put in. Why the heck would I need a home loan if I had cash to build the house? This makes no sense. They have already suck quite a lot of money from me in form of bribe. Bloody the government here has made the right provisions to make sure no machinery in the state would work without bribe. BBMP wont issue the required papers, so what do you have to do to get your bank sanction loan? Pay bribe!

Man this whole machinery sucks.



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Posted in My home |
December 3rd, 2010

A team mate of mine, Mahesh, forwarded me this message. I had to post this. Now I call this creativity. It’s a picture of cubicle decoration competition, commonly held as fun activity in many companies,  in a company I don’t know which, by a guy, I don’t know who. But the idea that, if, this could really happen in a office, I would work for free there 🙂 hehe…

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December 1st, 2010

Ah finally!!! House construction work started. Last Friday, November 26th 2010, I did by bhoomi puja and started the work. As of now, the digging is finished, waiting for the house loan to be reimbursed by bank. This should happen by the end of this week. After that the house work will start full fledged.

People are right about the pains involved in building a house. Everything about such a project is time consuming and frustrating. Starting from finding the property to construction of house to latter maintenance. But  I disagree that its different between buying a flat and a house. From my experiences, they are both equally back-breaking. Only, in building a house, you have material returns for your pains.

I will keep posting more details on how and what I have gone through until now.

 

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Posted in My home, Personal Life |
July 14th, 2010

img_1212319932_297_sm.jpgOh 3 years of search and I finally found a plug-in that actually posts via email and with all attachments and inline images in place. This opens up a lot of field options. Like posting from mobile, from email from anywhere that can send a mail J. This also helps post content with inline video, links and other multimedia objects. Quite fascinating aye captain !!

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Posted in Website updates |
July 11th, 2010

WOW! what a trip. Actually it all started as a trip to attend Ravi’s marriege.  But somewhere it became much more than that. His marriege was on sunday morning. We started on Saturday morning itself :-). Here goes the story .

Although we had planned to start at 6 am in the morning. We could only start at 8am on saturday, thanks to my beauty sleep. Kuni on the other hand had woken up early morning and had prepared Puri & curry for the way.

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The puri and the curry
Oh she was soooo planned for a picnic trip :-). For her the whole trip was for the picnic. She was all head over toes for the trip to start. I quickly cached the google map and directions. Checked all my gadgets were charged, double checked my GPS, my chargers and my bluetooth were in the package. Then loaded all into the car and we were all set to go :-).

There were quite a few moments on the roads. Once we started on mysore road, the first stop was at maddur for break fast. We had famous madur bada of the “HOP” Fame. The we drove to Shivanasamudram. But after travelling all the way there we found out the water had dried up. Imagine a waterfall without water, Yeah, I felt the same.

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So we travelled a little more ahead to Barachuki falls, where thankfully the water fall was operational still ;-). After that we started travelling back towards mysore. But on the way we found this beautiful spot for our lunch a Picnic. Yeah the one Kuni had been waiting for so eagerly. It surprisingly turned out to be fun, real fun. The picnic spot was by the river, and we actually had our lunch on a small island surrounded by water and “FISH”, ya a lot of them, swarming all around in the water. We had our puri and curry there. And we also fed the fish, the moment you threw a morsel of puri into the water, you could see the fish attacking it with all aggression.It was a fun sight, Kuni was all about feeding the fish then feeding herself. After lunch we walked around and took some more snaps. And then we started for Mysore, it was already raining, and the journey was mindblowingly beautiful and romantic.

Here is the slide show. Alternatively you can visit my albums page to have a look at all the pictures.

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July 7th, 2010

I have been successful in becoming authorised facebook app developer, and I have my first app which basically works as a bridge between my wordpress blog and facebook wall. If you see this message, then it is successful.

Test Image.

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Posted in Website updates |
July 6th, 2010
Life is no mystery

Life is no mystery

Life ain’t no mystery,

Life ain’t no Shakespearean poem that takes a life time to understand.

Its simple, fun and beautiful.

Don’t spoil your time trying to understand a mystery that doesn’t exist,

exploring challenges that answer nothing. Look around you,

take a whiff of the east wind, shout your voice high at the rising dawn,

smell the sweet nothingness in the air. Pat the stranger beside you and
offer him a drink.

Count the seconds that you experience life, waste life over your love
lady and feel good about it.

“Life is just a fluke, enjoy it while it lasts.”

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February 9th, 2010

Something I received over email today. Funny eh! I want one when I am there… but I would want one with a Tux on top 😀

Software Engineers never die… They just go Offline ….

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