Saturday, January 2, 2016

The Two Thousand Fifteen

The year 2015 has stepped down. What a year, isn’t? I normally get to imagine or relate something to something. For me 2015 is a naughty guy who is in his thirties, better say early thirties. I do remember that the acquaintance with him was pretty normal. Exactly how you meet a new person. The jelling up took for a while and I found a happy remarkable time and expected the same. I called them potential happiness! And the power of this is nothing but luring. The things we got from this guy and the experience derived during the first set of weeks were pretty good. But I think he had put his own share of effort to tell me indirectly that " things are yet to come or told”. Politely my unconscious had them rejected. I did realise all those only when time rolled, and rolled.

The happening year ever in my life was the recent one. And the surprise he has given me is awesome and troublesome. Every shades of life were shown and I could easily name this as a synopsis of one life. You ask me and I have that in my 2015 kitty. Lot of good things, and a few bad. If I plot the happenings and vibe stitched, it would be a long tail bar chart where the tallest bar is my grieves and the smaller ones are smileys. I had a series of happy moments and a few big negative bangs. And I think that’s how life has been designed. It gives you plenty of tiny happiness and once in a while a giant piece of shit.

Now it's fun to look back at the shore, see the memories and apparently knowing my brand new buddie , 2016. Truly I don't know, to what I should relate the new one. May be by next year this time I may find lot of good things to place beside 2016 (again I don't know). But secretly wishing the best.

Wishing myself  and whoever reads this a great year ahead!

Friday, August 14, 2015

Sundar Pichai - The man with big leaps !

A beautiful speech by Sundar Pichai - an IIT-MIT Alumnus and Global Head Google Chrome and now CEO of Google..
The cockroach theory for self development

At a restaurant, a cockroach suddenly flew from somewhere and sat on a lady.

She started screaming out of fear.
With a panic stricken face and trembling voice, she started jumping, with both her hands desperately trying to get rid of the cockroach.
Her reaction was contagious, as everyone in her group also got panicky.
The lady finally managed to push the cockroach away but landed on another lady in the group.
Now, it was the turn of the other lady in the group to continue the drama.
The waiter rushed forward to their rescue.
In the relay of throwing, the cockroach next fell upon the waiter.
The waiter stood firm, composed himself and observed the behavior of the cockroach on his shirt.
When he was confident enough, he grabbed it with his fingers and threw it out of the restaurant.
Sipping my coffee and watching the amusement, the antenna of my mind picked up a few thoughts and started wondering, was the cockroach responsible for their histrionic behavior?
If so, then why was the waiter not disturbed?
He handled it near to perfection, without any chaos.
It is not the cockroach, but the inability of those people to handle the disturbance caused by the cockroach, that disturbed the ladies.
I realized that, it is not the shouting of my father or my boss or my wife that disturbs me, but it's my inability to handle the disturbances caused by their shouting that disturbs me.
It's not the traffic jams on the road that disturbs me, but my inability to handle the disturbance caused by the traffic jam that disturbs me.
More than the problem, it's my reaction to the problem that creates chaos in my life.
Lessons learnt from the story:
I understood, I should not react in life.
I should always respond.
The women reacted, whereas the waiter responded.
Reactions are always instinctive whereas responses are always well thought of.
A beautiful way to understand............LIFE.
Person who is HAPPY is not because Everything is RIGHT in his Life..
He is HAPPY because his Attitude towards Everything in his Life is Right..!!,,,,,,,


Tuesday, July 8, 2014


The shrill of harmattan;
Along the daring edifice;
The melancholic sun;
And the pensive crowd;
Had dumped his ears;
And blurred his sight;
For decades from now.

But the mind’s avenue;
Hesitant to close down;
Still in a mirage of oasis;
In the green meadows;
With the grazing cattle;
And the song of cuckoo;
Trapping a swish catfish;
In the meandering streams;
Supper at the fire place;
With a spicy fish dish..
Trapped in obsessions
Of  reiterating Memoirs!!

Expatriate is a hostage;
In a cradle of emotions;
The hunger of his child;
Devotion to his parents;
And dreams of his bride;
Makes hearth a mirage;
Calling him back abode.

by AmalDev

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Bangaluru Auto Expo 2014

The wheel lovers always sharpen their ears whenever they hear -automotive exhibition . And for India the auspicious one is obviously The Delhi Auto Expo that have been mesmerizing the auto lovers from 1986. It takes pretty much pride to say that the same is Asia’s largest Auto Expo and stands second when takes the whole small planet. I don’t know why it’s happening biennial and let’s hope for yearly auto glamour. It will at least help out auto geeks from extreme south of the country – who rarely shows an auto obsession which makes them plan a trip to Delhi. But we – the guys love to follow the event from home and downloading all the pictures available.  Auto lovers download all possible angles of the same vehicle without any boredom, alike one who does for Hollywood / Bollywood actors. Isn't it ?

So this week I was pretty happy to see an auto expo held in my city. With no delay I was at the ticket counter and entered the pretty big convention center to experience my first live Auto Expo Presence. See the main attractions of the event below. Even though it was new and big for the city, I would say it’s not at all anything to compare with something like Delhi Expo which is heftier and healthier.  Having said that, it was nice to meet and talk to guys who are so passionate about wheels and awesomely chatty after getting a question from me – I’m sure I might have asked the dumbest query about engine and all other technicality 

Harley Corner

Harley Corner

Bulleteer Custom Corner - Modified Bullets

Bulleteer Custom Corner - Modified Bullets

Vintage Corner (Ford)

Vintage Corner (Austin)

Vintage Corner (Mini)

Vintage Corner

Vintage Corner (Mini)

Isuzu Pick Up - D Max

Isuzu Passenger product - MU7 (SUV)

Hyosung Corner

The Mini Corner

The Mini Open

The new product from the All Terrain Vehicle (ATV) maker Polaris

Chevrolet Corner - (New India Launch TrailBlazer- SUV)

Bike stunt by Team Balance

Thanks to Times Of India for organizing the event