Archive for August, 2006

HYDERABAD ka Ladka !!!

Posted: August 31, 2006 in I, Me, Myself
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A Place to Live in …

Hyderabad is among the few Indian cities which has a well preserved cultural heritage very much like the Nawabs of Lucknow and of Awadh (in U.P.), Hyderabad invokes nostalgia among old residents for it’s culture, fine arts and a certain sophistication in manners comparing it with “Garden of Eden”.

Hyderabad in one of major growing cities in India . The total extent of Hyderabad Metropolitan area (HMA) is 1868 Sq.Km and the total population of is about 63.83 Lakhs as per 2001 census.

Hyderabad Urban Development Authority (HUDA) is a statutory agency of Government of Andhra Pradesh, with the responsibility of planning and developing the HMA in association with various other local agencies. HUDA prepares various planning documents including the Master Plan for HMA and formulates Urban Development schemes at the Metropolitan level with specific reference to infrastructure development, decongestion etc..,

For more visit my blog which is entirely dedicated to HYDERABAD !!!

AMIT – Hyderabad ka Ladka

The best of Nostradamus’ predictions, of course, is his most famous, the one predicting the events of 9/11.

“In the City of God there will be a great thunder,
Two twin brothers torn apart by Chaos,
while the fortress endures,

the great leader will succumb,

The third big war will begin when the big city is burning”

Wow. That is some chilling stuff. Even with no dates or specific names, “Two twin brothers torn apart by chaos?” Sounds an awful lot like the twin towers. “The fortress endures?” Well, the Pentagon survived the attack, didn’t it?

Has anyone read the book “The Nostradamus Code: World War III”??
It was recently published. It talks about the predictions Nostradamus made for the years 2005-2012. He’s predicted most of what we’re going through now & what we will be going through in the future.
I haven’t read it. Just wondering if anyone here has….or what everyone thinks about it.

Nostradamus picks Spain to win World Cup shocker!

France and Spain meet for the pre-quarter final match to decide who continues in to the last quarter final spot and face Brazil.

But, the bad news for France, is that Nostradamus has predicted Spanish success at the World Cup… The prophecy reads:

“In the sixth month of 2006
the King of Spain will cross the Pyrenees with his troops.
The legions of Beelzebub will battle him in central Europe

but the evil ones will suffer doom and destruction.

The Holy Grail will then come, like the King, to Spain.”

Based on that, France may as well pack up and go home then!

Of course, Nostradamus is famous for his sports-related prophecies. His most famous quatrain foretold the death of Henry II during a contest

The young lion will overcome the old one,
On the field of battle in single combat:
He will burst his eyes in a cage of gold,
Two fleets one, then to die, a cruel death.


Posted: August 27, 2006 in Festival
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Today is the start of Ganpati – a 9 day long festivity dedicated to the incredibly adorable elephant God.

Get ready for 10 days of Ganpati! Some of you might get sick of seeing these, but this is one of my favorite hindu festival…

The story goes that Shiva, the great god, had challenged Ganesh and his brother Kartik to go around the universe three times. While Kartik took off in great haste on his peacock to complete the task, Ganesh walked his portly figure around his parents, Shiva and Parvati, and declared that he had accomplished the task as his parents were the totality of the universe. Shiva was quite pleased at Ganesh’s strategy and granted that Ganesh will be invoked before the invocation of any other gods when anyone embarks on any task.

I’ve always had trouble keeping track of Hindu gods, some of which are the same force reincarnated, like Shiva, Brama, Vishnu, Kalki. But Ganesha seems like an all around good guy and positive force, who got an elephant’s head when his father, Shiva, chopped off his original one. At least dad was considerate enough to put something else onhis bleeding son’s neck. Well, Ganesha isn’t really his son, you see Shiva’s wife, Parvati, formed Ganesha out of sandlewood paste and breathed life into him…

Well, the story goes on and on … cause I’m talking about the hindu mythology…

Anyways… HAPPY GANESH CHATURTHI to u all folks !!!

“Dead Man’s Chest” (to use the “Pirates” sequel’s subtitle) is the summer’s most anticipated film, and it gives fans what they want

The film picks up more or less where the first one left off.
Will (Orlando Bloom) and Elizabeth (Keira Knightley) have their wedding interrupted by a British kinda cop (Tom Hollander), who blackmails Will into retrieving a magic compass owned by Captain Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp).

The film is far too long. It takes ages to get going and there are long stretches in the first half where nothing is happening and the comedy isn’t working at all. In addition, the plot is needlessly confusing and poorly thought-out in places.

It’s also fair to say that the film suffers a little from being the second part of a planned trilogy.

Worth seeing?

Not quite as good as the first film, but it pulls it all together for a thoroughly enjoyable final act.

dis 2 lines of dis entry is written from my personal cell phone SONY ERICSSON W550i which is presently connected to da net…

Well, I would like to bring to everybody’s notice dat a cell phone which is mainly invented so dat one could talk with others has just become a part time operation…

For instance, this very cell phone of mine has :

  • SMS
  • MMS
  • and on and on ….

These days people buy a cell which supports most of da above features…

Well I believe after a while little kids will be shocked to know that we can even talk through da phone !!!!

It was an article that I read in a newspaper which inspired me to write dis entry. Few days back I came across a headline

“SANIA MIRZA – She also plays Tennis !!!”

Sania Mirza is involved in many commercial activities dat playing tennis has become secondary…..

well lets not hope everything that we use becomes multi purpose…. That we get up in da morning to find cool headlines in da newspapers saying ….

“TOOTH BRUSH – U can also brush !!! “

“WATCH – It also shows Time !!! “





Happy Independence Day, India!

Happy Independence Day 2006 for August 15th this year, India!

Here are 5 reasons (there are infinite many, but these are some) why I will always admire India, and these are not ranked in any order:

1. India is a miracle.

Yes, India is a miracle. It really is not a country put together by a small number of people. India is just happening by itself. It is simply the world’s largest democracy.

2. India is the greatest tourist destination.

Imagine these places – Savoy Man Singh Palace, Taj Mahal, Mysore Palace, Shimla, Mussoorie, Ootacamund, Red Fort, Ajanta and Ellora caves, the Himalayas, proximity to Nepal, surrounded by oceans on 3 sides, all kinds of terrains.

3. Indian Railways is a marvel.

Indian railways is the supreme example of India’s abilities in management and organization. Don’t get me wrong, IIFT and the IIM’s are still good, but to build and maintain the world’s largest railway network cannot be easy.

4. India is non-violent by design.

Well, India never attacked any other country, not even when they attacked India. More from a domestic perspective, it is simply not legal and not affordable for individuals to buy and own guns in India, which I think helps.

5. India is the fastest growing developed country in the world.

I mean it. India is a developed country! It all happened in just the last 2 decades, and all within just less than 60 years of freedom. India is the most affordable place, at the same time with all capabilities of a developed country, satellites, nuclear power, naval command, advanced computers etc.

And here is an Independence Day wish for India! Hope we get a UN Security Council seat or something big like that!


Posted: August 12, 2006 in Festival
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Rakhi Day is Righteous Day

A.P.J.Abdul Kalam (President of India )

This full moon day our hearts are in brim
Feeling of faith and serenity in mind.
We light the lamps and our hearts glow
Radiance of happiness and peace are in flow.
Harmonious homes are like streams of joy
Flowing and flourishing the landscape en route.
Nobility in heart and character in deed
Righteous homes alone make a beautiful State.
Sisters will tie the thread on the brothers
Abiding them to do only what is right and clean.
Put the Kumkum and blessed rice on the head
Where will dwell right thoughts and noble action.


To all brothers and sisters : wish you all a very joyous “Raksha Bandhan” and
God bless you all.

This festival celebrates and reaffirms the special relationship between sisters and brothers. On this occasion, sisters tie a thread/decorated band around their brother’s wrists.

There are many legends behind this festival. I don’t know them all as I am not well versed in Hindu mythology.

However, I know that when sisters tie it on brother’s wrists, it signifies their eternal love,and a promise that a brother makes to his sister to protect, and care for her forever.

I know of historical instances where a queen of one kingdom tied rakhi to kings of opposing neighbouring kingdoms such that they wouldn’t attack the ones belonging to her husband.

You are right, its the intention behind all this. Its crazy how brothers and sisters,who are at loggerheads with each other at other time, become so emotional around this time

It’s the time of the year when the holiday bug bites you.

And perhaps, a little bit of calendar gazing and some ingenuity could even get you an impromptu vacation.

To begin with, the schools and colleges have declared a holiday for the children on August 14 (Monday), which is just after the weekend.

It will be followed the Independence Day holiday on the 15th and another holiday for Janmashtami on the 16th.

So it will all culminate to a neat five-day break, which only means good times ahead for them.

“The teachers won’t come and the school will only be half-full. We are going to achieve nothing so it is better to give a holiday,” principal of a college said…