Sunday, March 30, 2008

Life! What a riddle?

My name is Anand and I am a very big fan of the movie ANAND.
I have written about the movie earlier also. You can find it here.
So, I wrote translation of another song of this movie. Though the translation
is not so good still it conveys what it is supposed to.

Life! What a riddle?
She makes you laugh sometimes, and sometimes you cry.

Sometimes you see - your heart remains numb.
It keeps following the dreams;
But one day this traveler of dreams,
Goes beyond the dreams somewhere.
Life! What a riddle?

People have adorned familial ties;
They bore the highs and lows of the life together,
One day they choose silence,
And head towards some place all alone.

Life! What a riddle?


Sketches done by me.
I attended SKETCHCRAWL today with two other artists, Rohit Kulkarni and Nithya Swaminathan.

It was FUN!

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Google as a person

Hahaha.. :D
Imagine GOOGLE as a person. I wrote a poem on it. ;-)

In the sea of variegated information,
People hunt for relevancy.
'Google' comes as an angel;
Crisp findings with 'timely' efficiency.

He is the jack of all trades;
Mathematical reasoning is his base.
Digital parchments exposed to the world,
Crawling like Spiderman is one of his phase.

His presence - inevitable at the 'nodes',
EXTRACTS even the abyss; he is a shrewd detective.
A razzmatazz of the 'binary' dimension.
A scientific and logical philosopher - yet creative.

His guile has numerous angles;
Contributing to cognition, creation and money,
The 'clicks' wand makes him a wizard;
He has all the solutions like the 'Bugs Bunny'.

I'm stupefied by this 'Internet' revelation;
This 'sginal' guy has an 'universal' attitude.
A paean for this scientific phenomenon is not enough;
Integration of humanity - his platitude.

Anand Bora

Saturday, March 22, 2008

Rat Race

Ever wondered of doing something different from what the world is doing?
Getting out of the RAT RACE?

Think BIG!

Many of the people who know me ask me to do MBA.
Hmm.. A good thought..

When I look back, I see, I have around 10 years of on field business.
When I had to study, I was involved in business.
I got trained under a person who rose from RAGS to riches.

I know all the intricacies of business in practical. But still, I don't feel like writing about it.

It's surreal that I am not using my knowledge in business.

Coz something inside me says "THINK BIG!"

Happy Holi


Tuesday, March 18, 2008

I'm a lover of INEVITABILITY

I am a lover of the INEVITABILITY - DEATH.
Sounds weird. Isn't it? It sounds weird to me too.

But that's the truth.

I am always so pessimistic about Life as I think that life can leave you any moment. So there is no assurance of the next moment coming your way.

This ideology got a boost recently when I came to know the last sermon of the Great Ravana.

His last words were:
"Enmity gives birth to anger. Anger gives birth to EGO and EGO gives birth to Self Destruction. The person who remembers his death all time would not feel the pain at the time of his Death."
Isn't that thoughtful?

Then what is the purpose of LIFE?
That's a good question.

How many people among us know the purpose of their life? I guess, not even 10%.
People come into this world. They live their infancy, their adolescence and their youth. This is the time when they should know the PURPOSE. But most of us don't realize that purpose. We fall into the rat race. We think about doing all kinds of things we can. We study and pursue degrees like Engineering, MBA etc.

But again I ask, do we know the purpose?

I think NO. Only at the time of DEATH, a person realizes what he was supposed to do. I appreciate those people who have realized the purpose beforehand and they walk on that path irrespective of the results. Kudos to them.

Hmm.. what more should I write?
People would be asking me about the purpose of my life. To tell frankly, I know the purpose and I'm walking on that path. I know, I have responsibilities, I don't have money to make a better living, I am struggling. But the most important part is I know the purpose of my LIFE.

I thank my deity, my goddess MAA KAALI for helping me to know my path and purpose.

Saturday, March 08, 2008

My encounter with Google SketchUP

Just thought of giving Google Sketchup a try. This is what I could do in an hour.
A cricket stadium but with a tennis court. :))

I have shared the sketchup file. If you want, you can modify it to your likings.

Sunday, March 02, 2008

DBC together

I belong to a community called Maheshwaris which has its origin in Rajasthan in India. Rajasthan is atleast 1000 kilometres from Bangalore and my native food is too hard to be available here.
Bangalore is a small crowded and professional city ;-)

So, some techies of my community have formed a group in Bangalore and a get-together was organised yesterday. The focal point of the program was to bring together people for a lunch comprising our traditional food - Dal, Bati & Churma (which I have referred as DBC).

It was a fun filled day with loads of excitement. We were around 30 strangers who got together just to enjoy our traditional food. The day started with the introduction of the individuals. To make the introduction procedure interesting, we sat in a circle. Each individual was supposed to remember the name of the individuals before him and thereafter, introduce himself. Henceforth, we involuntarily memorized the names of all the individuals.

It was 11 o'clock by now and it was time for a late Breakfast.
We had POHA and it was really tasty.

Thereafter, we proceeded to play a game of cricket. I haven't played cricket since last four years. But, this time round, I thought of playing as most of the guys who were playing had also not played the game since long time. I don't want to describe the manner in which the game was played but all in all, we had great fun.

It was 4 o'clock by now and the most awaited moment was round the corner. Yes!! It was time for Dal, bati and churma. Of course, we planned that we will have it in the traditional manner. First a batch of around half the people were served the delicious cuisine by the other half. During serving, the love among people was quite evident and lovely to watch. Food is so much meant to win hearts and bring people together. In the second phase, people who were serving were served. I went back to good olden days when we used to have get togethers at home.

In the evening, we played the game of Housie. It was again FUN all the way.

At the end of the day, we were strangers no more. I had mixed feelings as the day came to an end. On the whole, a full fun filled day added to my life. Of course DAL, BATI & CHURMA too.
Thanks all.