Thursday, March 30, 2006

Faci team EuroXPro!!!


One of the best facilitator teams I have worked with! Thank you everyone for making this conference a memorable one... Miss you guys!

Ugadi greetings!

I learnt something new today about an Indian festival...

Never knew this before, until I got a mail from one of my friends today wishing Happy Ugadi.

I searched and got more info - i thought it might be useful for the ignorants..

Ugadi marks the beginning of a new Hindu lunar calendar with a change in the moon's orbit. It is a day when mantras are chanted and predictions made for the new year.
Ugadi (literally - the start of an era) is the new year's day for the people of Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka in India.

It is a season for raw mangoes spreading its aroma in the air and the fully blossomed neem tree that makes the air healthy. Also, jaggery made with fresh crop of sugarcane adds a renewed flavor to the typical dishes associated with Ugadi. "Ugadi pachchadi" is one such dish that has become synonymous with Ugadi. It is made of new jaggery, raw mango pieces and neem flowers and new tanarind which truly reflect life - a combination of sweet, sour and bitter tastes!

It is believed that the creator of the Hindu pantheon Lord Brahma started creation on this day - Chaitra suddha padhyami or the Ugadi day. Also the great Indian Mathematician Bhaskaracharya's calculations proclaimed the Ugadi day from the sunrise on as the beginning of the new year, new month and new day.

To everyone, Happy Ugadi :)!

I miss mangoes - i used to eat like a million raw mangoes...

Wednesday, March 29, 2006

My late night dinner today!


Ummmm... love it! Just finished eating this :)
Feels good! Especially when you prepare it, the entire taste of your food is something special!

Tuesday, March 28, 2006

India's cash for criminals programme...


The government in India's most lawless state, Bihar, has come up with a new approach to crime. It is paying criminals to surrender and give up their weapons.

Now a desperate state government is offering 10,000 rupees ($222) to every criminal to turn themselves in.
It is also offering a monthly 'income' of 3,000 rupees ($66) to every criminal who surrenders

So far 191 criminals have already surrendered for cash in the districts of Supaul and Madhepura in the presence of Bihar's new chief minister, Nitish Kumar.


Woah, this is amazing :)! Read details here

Saturday, March 25, 2006

A memorable time...

The last 15 days spent at Euro XPRO in Czech Republic was one of the most intense learning and powerful experience for me!

From working with undoubtedly one of the best facilitator teams to spending nights of endless conversations with people who have become my very good friends, it was simply amazing! Thanks everyone...

This conference for me has been a conference of conversations. I cannot put it in words on how much this conference meant for me.




Global Village :)




An evening view of the beautiful city of Prague

P.S In case anyone has uploaded the pics from the conference, please send me the link! Few of them are uploaded here

Thursday, March 16, 2006

Meet Jaya Prada, hip hop singer

This piece of news is extremely hilarious! Cant believe this...I couldnt stop laughing!

Jaya Prada says she wants to "return to films as a new Jaya Prada."
She is producing a film, and singing in it.

"In fact," the actress says, "I'm not only singing for the first time I'm also recording a hip hop song with Adnan Sami and Bappida (Lahiri), which is quite a novelty for me."

If you do wanna bother to read the article (I dint after reading the above line though :)), click here

Friday, March 10, 2006

Formula 1 Season for 2006 kicks off in Bahrain...


Yes, after Renault swiping away the constructor and driver's championship for 2005, the 2006 Formula 1 starts off this weekend with the Bahrain Grand Prix!

Now here's the interesting part to make it fun!

For all Formula 1 lovers, follow these simple steps:

1. http://fantasygames.espnstar.com/f1/f1_registeruser.jsp - Click to register on this gamezone
2. Create your team (you can create as many teams as possible)
3. I have created a league called nomadlife.
After you register and create teams, you can click 'My league' and then join the league by entering your teams into this.
Enter this:
League Name: Nomadlife
Password: nomadlife
(This might be case sensitive)

And then there are points for every wins, races etc. So lets see who wins this. The season has just started, so it should be fun following this!

Lets see whether Renault has another successful year, is Ferrari back in action (woohoo! My bet is always on them) or is Mclaren gonna give a big surprise!

Tuesday, March 07, 2006

New band - U TWO coming to a city near you...



They say "Sing as if no one's listening".

Two Indians living in Sweden couldn't keep away any longer from the Swedish influence – which is basically moving one step further to enhance their singing ability.

Though the Swedes are well known for their singing ability, one wonders whether this act of ours at a Karaoke club was appreciated or not.

But as we say cheers to beers and Britney spears – here are the after effects of that ;)

Thursday, March 02, 2006

24


24 thriller series is back with SEASON 5 starting yesterday on Swedish television :)

And what a start! Palmer shot dead, Michelle blown away in a car-bomb and Jack Bauer is back in action!

The last season was incredible, but this has a 'more than expected' promising start!

It is one of the most riveting and suspense thriller series! Cant wait every evening to watch this... 22 35 - 23 30 every day :)

Wednesday, March 01, 2006

Good ol' FRIENDS...


Am missing all the IPM action but thanks Tom for giving us live updates!

However to keep me busy and keep going on, I have two things - 1. ofcourse my work :) which i love more than anything! 2nd - I just got all episodes of FRIENDS on may laptop... 10 seasons - 20 Gigs.

Now that will be a perfect ending to a good day's work!

I simply adore this - have been seeing this since ages, but its always good to have a complete collection on your laptop! Plus its been a pretty long long time since i saw the earlier seasons.