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It's like the title says...

Value.....

Tuesday, June 30, 2009
What's your value?
No - I'm not talking in terms of money. That's the easiest one to assess. I'm talking intangible stuff.... the kind that us difficult to measure with basic metrics... but the value that you crave for.


What's our value to those around you?
To your family, friends, colleagues and those you interact with on a regular basis.

Does your word count for anything at all?

Does it sound like they hear you or they listen to you?


Do they care enough to listen to you?

Are your intentions always suspect?

Are you always compared with successful people and it's no wonder they always come out ahead?

Can you do anything right(AT all)?

Is everything your fault or can blame be shared with god and nature?

ARE you loved?
... or even feel like you're being loved.


The first question was the subject of this exercise. The following eight were more specific. I don't have to put down a guide here for analyzing the quiz. If you read the pos completely and it made sense... I'm sure you have the final analysis in your head too.

The rest is upto..... well depends on your answers.... they could be right - you could be responsible for all the crap that's around!!!
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HUMAN NATURE & HIGH SCHOOL GRAMMAR

Friday, June 26, 2009
Human nature, like the english language is driven by the Four emotions - assertive, interrogative, imperative & exclamatory.
The lonely boatman
Humpty dumpty sat on a wall. - Assertive
Girl married Boy. - More assertive
He had the best time of his life. - Exclamatory
Ohh! This was not the end of it. - Exclamatory
What happened thereafter? - Interrogative
Be quiet. -Imperative
Humpty Dumpty had a great fall. - Assertive (well not really... )

.... you know the rest of that story

Life requires us to interact with fellow humans, canines, bovines and the like.
It’s important that our actions akin to sentences have a well defined Subject and a Predicate.

The earth revolves around the sun..... (don’t you wonder what’s the subject and what’s the predicate)
We should profit by experience.  (... another trick question)
Edison invented the phonograph. (so we’re sure that Edison is definitely not the SUBJECT)
But sometime lines get blurred and we’re not quite sure what come first - the subject or the    predicate. We’re unsure on what’s more important.


The there’s the half baked story that we live with. We don’t know everything. But we think it’s enough - kinda like a PHRASE & CLAUSE system  Phrases like Half knowledge get you nowhere. We feel something based on something else and finalize our thoughts. It’s quite like saying, “in the corner”. Our half baked thoughts drive us to a corner.  The least you can do is talk it out... figure out the CLAUSEs in life. Clauses have some head and tail to latch onto.

.. now moving on to my favorite parts of speech.... Eight varied classes - from the noun to the verb, pronoun to adverb, the adjective and the preposition and interjection preceded by a conjunction.

Every human emotion is one of these....
The Kings men tried to lift HUMPTY DUMPTY - noun
Humpty was quite large - adjective
They could not lift him - verb
Life remains where you left it - pronoun
She pronounced judgment quite rapidly - adverb
I ran fast but I was not fast enough - conjunction
playing catch up
Alas! it’s too late - interjection
There is nothing left to say - preposition
Pecker on IRON
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..... who’d have thought that life would end with a preposition!!
stop smoking
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Off the grid...

Thursday, June 25, 2009
can you even imagine that...?
well I can't.. i tried for a bit... but then i realized that my life had become so tightly entangled with the matrix that getting out was not / is not an option.
All set
The way life has become... so networked... so connected.... so dependent on the ONLINE PERSONA.. begs me to think what life would be if I were in an unconnected location.
  1. no facebook updates
  2. no tweets to reply to
  3. no flickr to showcase "MY" talent
  4. how would i remember birthdays....
  5. no email - no work..there are some benefits too!!!
  6. no RSS... how would i track world affairs
  7. no YOUTUBE - how will i catch the latest flicks...
  8. no BLOGGER..... woah!!
  9. no fwds... no smiles
then again.. it may not be such a bad idea....
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Some of my fav pursuits......

Sunday, June 21, 2009
MY BOOKS - always no.1
bookshelf
MY FILMS - viewed many a time
viewers choice
COOKING.... only non-veg though!! (keeps the wife happy too)
The mystical flame of blue
MY GLASS - fully intoxicating
Ice Topping!
DANCING - wild abandon
The dance of shiva!!
MY WORK - DIAGNOSING HIV - keeping the world safer!!
the ABCs...
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... and lets not forget ...my photography and this blog!!
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Offline thoughts

Sunday, June 21, 2009
I've been following in my wifes footsteps.... we're experiencing mental blocks towards writing / blogging!
I've been focussed on my photography and flickr these last few weeks. It's become like a little passion to see how many views I'm getting, what pics are the most watched etc etc!!
Here's my phtostream.... 

So then my mind is off writing for now...
Or so I'd like myself to believe.

News Update : We also got our first car... It's a TATA INDIGO LX with the latest DICOR engine
Sups is thrilled... she finally has a car to call her own..... I don't drive.... never have.... so we got her her very own driver too.
The car came in courtesy Neela and her hubby Sarvottam who being where he's at... was able to get this produced for us. OFFICIALLY the model is still not in production!
BIG THANKS!!
I love the smel of fresh leather...



I'm starting with my OFFICIAL travels again... so this week is Jalandhar.... and next week will be Kanpur , Varanasi & Gorakhpur. Am off to HYDERABAD in end July for 3-4 days too. OOh - I like traveling - the only problem being that I have to leave the missus for that much time. I hope to meet Johnny this time and we can both swap notes on our BBERRY BOLDs!!

Now this is a success story - I converted a NON-BLACKBERRY dude to a BBERRY BELIEVER!!

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My wife is getting younger....

Monday, June 08, 2009
alas... I'm getting older!!!
It's 8th June... d-day is tomorrow.
It's her favourite annual celebration - ahead of durga puja, diwali, holi and a host of other events spanning the social celebratory spectrum.....
she's been anticipating tomorrow for the last 364 days.....

it would be safe to say... she lives for this day!!!

so we're gonna celebrate with her.... !!!
Wishing my life another happy year ahead.....the pics are here
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ATTACK ON XANADU 2 - Hufflepuffs Dream!!

Saturday, June 06, 2009
 
Lt. Hufflepuff stands guard. A Flannibal attack is expected. The darkness is when they make their move. I need to be up a long long time.....
 
 It's the Flannibal Axibal.... the bane of many a federate's existence in the literal sense. He is here.

 
Then there's the spider - half flannibal - half earth arthropod.... genetic modifications have made this a larger than life danger. Like a bad nightmare - come to life.

 
 
 Under cover of darkness the surprise is complete. Death stalks the Federate crew.
The captain goes down fighting too.

 
"We've got that ugly brute Hufflepuff too!!!" Time for a party folks. 

 
"I've heard these Federates - the uglier, the tastier. I'm really hungry can we start now?"
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PHEW WHAT A DREAM!!!!

 
Stanley & Goodricke... they're alive!! 
.. and I'm guessing - so is everyone else....

... for now at least. Must stop drinking early in the day... !!!
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addiction or persistence for perfection...

Friday, June 05, 2009
Indeed there’s a very thin line between the two. i call it being passionate. When I do something - i do so with all my energy and resources.

when it’s work... no thing can distract me.
when it’s party... no one can make me stop (except me).
when it’s blog.... i flow.
when it’s photography... i flickr all day & nite.
when it’s cooking... i’ll come at 11:30 and cook you a french dinner.
when it’s social networking ... i’m on facebook & twitter 24/7
when it’s stay fit... i work out like a demon.
when it’s fight... i bang first.. talk later.
when it’s injustice... i rebel.
when it’s love.. i’ll do anything for it.


some say I am a man of extremes. i say I’m a man of my passion.
some say an excess of anything is bad.... i say if you can’t feel the wind in you face and taste the salty spray from the crashing waves.. it ain’t worth it.
my passion and priorities move like the waters of the ocean... and see no reason to be constrained by man-made strictures.

you can hate me
you can love me
but you can’t ignore me...!!

My IDOL : TRISTAN... from LEGENDS of the FALL
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ATTACK ON XANADU - prologue!

Tuesday, June 02, 2009
Xanadu - the last federation outpost in the XYLAR galaxy.
Defended by a bunch of Federate retards... cos’ no one was else was willing to come there. They've been handpicked for their uselessness to real work.

Capt.Rockalot - trying to get things together. He muddles along and maintains that poker smile - even in the face of becoming food for a hungry enemy.

Lt.Huffelpuff - always the angry young Federate. Always the deprived / depraved child. He has yet to grow up. But he is brave.... foolhardy... and almost certain to become toast!

The Flannibals  - villains of the piece - or are they really?
Maybe they’ve just been thrown out of each galaxy they tried to live in.
Maybe it’s their live-love & eat philosophy that gets them evicted.

In any case they are also the last folks residing in the XYLAR galaxy (or at least trying to). It is hoped that the Flannibals will eat themselves out in due course of time.
Also - flannibalism is non-transferrable - so the big question - WHOM will the last FLANNIBAL eat?


For now - XANADU base is TOAST... at least if the FL** have their way with it. The electrical storm that gathers above the base heralds the end of outside communication. Will they hold out.... or become toast???


... for more action.. watch the serial on FLICKR
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