Thursday, December 23, 2010

Merry chirstmas !

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

crisis or hardship - it's the best crucible to ..

I heard few comments on Michel Jackson, saying he was innocent and was vilified; many think it’s all due to his bad childhood. I have nothing for or against him. But I wanted to share on two people’s lives, which had terrible adulthood and childhood . This is not so that you may imitate them, but just for your info; sometimes some info gives us new perspectives.

Andy Grove – Intel ex-CEO

Born into Jewish family – survived near death experience from scarlet fever - hearing loss – hunted by Hitler– Father “disappeared” – Mother raped by Soviets – hunted by Soviets and communists - He had lived 20 years under murderous oppression, surviving by always remaining alert to the possibility that even a simple attempt to purchase a loaf of bread could cause him to disappear along with many other young Hungarians - immigrated from Austria to the United States with the help of International Rescue Committee – taught English himself – few more yrs in college – worked in Fairchild – joined Intel as 3rd employee – Became CEO in 1987 – Saved Intel from near death by Japanese competition – Pushed Intel into microprocessors from memory chips – Intel Market cap grew from $4billion to $197billion during his tenure- Though with several 100 millions of wealth, He lived modestly, eschewing many of the trappings of great wealth and power.

What if there was no Hitler or Soviets or Grove was born in a peaceful country? He would have been a local journalist or a chemistry professor.

John. D. Rockefeller - Standard Oil Co

Father was a philanderer & absentee- Cheats even his children - Fathers comment "I cheat my boys every chance I get. I want to make ‘em sharp." - Mother struggles to raise children - she taught her sons that "willful waste makes woeful want" - he did his share of the regular household chores, and earned extra money raising turkeys, selling potatoes and candy - @16 age got his first job - from his first pay started giving 6% - 10% for charity - started doing business with small savings - slowly moved into oil industry, borrowed & reinvested - Formed Standard Oil Co - ruthless businessman - Controlled 80-90% of oil refining of the world. Wealth was close to 1 billion $ in 1911 – yet was a faithful church attendee, taught Sunday school, and was a church trustee, clerk, and occasional janitor - Later Standard Oil was split into multiple companies by govt, since it became a monopoly – After the split each company became big on its own - Today the child companies are worth trillions of dollars(Exxon Mobil, Chevron, Conoco, part of BP etc) - his own wealth would have been 400billion$ in today’s dollar value, 8 times that of Bill Gates. – He gave away most of his wealth to charities, missions, and foundations. Wikipedia

this is one forward mail, which made me to think for a ling time, sharing it here in my blog...thanks to the sender of that mail.

Sunday, March 7, 2010


  1. for 2nd week continously eating only vegetarian #lent..and now planning 2 watch a mega serial in english 'lost' & zzz. no power cuts pls. 

  2. husbands learning cooking notes in twitter, trying to surprise their women for womens day

  3. i think after todays game against england (sure defeat expected), it is best to change national game to something else #embrassing #hockey 

  4. is it going to be 'hurt locker' or 'avatar' ? #oscar 

  5. video for art lovers, german invasion of ukraine in WW2 depicted in sand art.. 

  6. @yathirigan //LockStockAndTwoSmokkingBarrels// 1st time hearing thala...will chk it. now downloading 'heist' ..#robbery theme movies 

  7. @yathirigan "UsualSuspects" awesome movie, it gets boradcasted in TV here often...lot of gunpower..lot of blood.. :-))

  8. @yathirigan almost from the start, it was clear the hostage situation was not going to get bloody..certain scenes spoiled the suspense 

  9. "inside man" cudnt understd the movie robbery subject, no great suspense in the movie,its good @mu75 

  10. @mu75 he he i am least bothered on these actresses, but lot bothered on these cultural and moral policing going around..beating stuffs 

  11. @mu75 hmm i got that in does this also involve "bringing disrepute to tamil culture" why not advocates petition..@vjshankar 

  12. watching 'inside man' and why does this movie has "chaiya chaiya" song as soundtrack....surprised. #movie 

  13. RT @padakali: 'yeshtu' can also be used for numbers like 'how many people'. 'yeshtu jana'. more on

  14. womes reservation bill...national parties vs regional parties showdown will happen, wonder where will DMK stand on this... 

  15. mitchel johnson escapes with just fine, after head butting styris... #cricket

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Sachin's Appraisal !!!!!!

200 Runs / 147Balls / 25X4’s / 3X6’s

Agree you have done GREAT…………..

25 x 4s = 100

3 x 6s   =  18

It implies that you have done 118 Runs in 28 Balls.

And 12 x 2s = 24

 58 x 1s = 58

It means you have done all 200 Runs in only 98 balls

So you have wasted 147-98 = 49 balls

Considering only 1 run scored on each of these balls you could have earned 49 valuable RUNS FOR OUR TEAM
MANAGER’S COMMENT FOR SACHIN: So you only met the expectations and not fall under Exceeds Expectations/Demonstrates Excellence (though anyone of our team could not do it) and

Your rating is 3

                                        ( thanks - forward mail )

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

gone MAD !!!!

Alistair 'Cook' (eng) - Someone who cooks food

grant 'Flower' (zim) - Reproductive organ of angiosperm plants

Andy 'Flower' (zim) - The period of greatest prosperity

Graham 'Onions' (eng) - An aromatic flavourful vegetable

Ryan 'sidebottom' (eng) - side+ The lower side

Ross 'Taylor' (nz) - who stitches cloth (tailor)

Salman 'Butt' (pak) - the end of a cigarette that is left after smoking

Cameron 'White' (aus) - some colour

Ian 'Bell' (eng) - bell

Ashwell 'Prince' (SA) - A male ruler or head of a principality

Dickie 'Bird' (eng) -Warm-blooded egg-laying vertebrates characterized by feathers.

'Cricket' - Leaping insect; male makes chirping noises

'Duck' out - domestic bird.

David 'Shepherd' - someone who keeps the sheep together in a flock

if and only if you are as crazy as me about cricket, do add your discoveries.