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As I Pass by – 29/09/13

September 29, 2013

Thank you:

Thank you DI, Ash, UmaS, Vins and Saritha akka for your comments in the previous post. I am writing here after an year and I am very happy to see comments from you all. Thank you very much!!!

8 Months, 3 week and 1 day:

It is the period I am here in US now. This is my first visit to a country outside India. Time just runs. At some point of time, you got to expect traveling to a different country if you are a software engineer. I am happy about it. Not very excited though. But going to a different place in this world does brings out an immense pleasure in me. The best part is the living here for an year or two. It helps us to watch a new culture, a new set of people and a new way of things being done. If I am just touring to this place, I may not be able to observe all these.

I will write a post on the things that I like here. I think 8 months is a good long period to have an opinion about the place 🙂

Belief:

Earthquake. Wherever it happens, it’s a terrible thing. It happens in Pakistan and its not something to be rejoiced upon or something on which we can say justice is done. One of my friend in FB mentioned that ‘this is what happens when people kill the innocent Christians who serve real god’.  Generally I don’t expect such comments from a person who is well educated. (That doesn’t mean I expect it from uneducated person).

I believe somewhere in this education or in all these years of living we would have crossed a point where it would have been clear to us that god is one. But still we are bragging about the religion. Even though I never read any holy books in complete, I do believe they say nothing but love all the creatures on this Earth. If somebody does some stupid thing somewhere in the world why to attach the tag of religion or anything to it. Is it not easy to conclude it as the stupidity of a person or a group of people who were misguided than to attach it to a particular religion and see the hatred grew towards all the people belong to that religion?

Sometimes I don’t see the real world, I guess. Or I am lucky to have a good bunch of people around me who puts their love above faith.

Lunchbox:

My friend Vishal, who is also my teammate invited me to have lunch yesterday. And its really fun. He prepared lovely chicken curry which I done well to finish with both Chappathi and rice. Ragesh who is another friend in room prepared wonderful tea by evening. After the lunch we had a good discussion about the movies. Its fun for me to discuss about movies. Besides watching the movies, I love to read and discuss about them since it does brings up new movies which we would have never found or new perspective about a movie which we would have missed. I am not in the best of the moods these days and it really helped me to feel better. Thanks for the lunch and making me to feel better friends.

Zodiac:

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This is the movie I watched last weekend. The movie is based on a true story which happened in late 1960s to 1980s. The incidents unfold in California with a killer calls himself Zodiac killing the people at some regular interval. Police investigates the case but not able to get any closer in identifying the suspect. Newspapers too getting notes from Zodiac and it does changes the life of few reporters working in those newspapers. They become obsessed with this case and show real personal interest in this case which affects their life. Did they find the man named zodiac makes for rest of the movie.

Movie is very well made and shows how police works in real with clues were really hard to find. If you are ready to enjoy a different type of thriller this one is for you.

Jinxed:

After my post, A good start, my team Liverpool recorded 2 losses and 1 draw in the next 3 matches. Oh god 😦 I think I jinxed them. So no more posts on Liverpool till this football season ends. I think many of you will be happy to hear that 🙂 But I will continue to write about football since it does make me feel good 🙂

Quote of the week:

These days I am a bit obsessed with quotes. I love reading the quotes from Albert Einstein, Lao Tzu and zen quotes. Here are some of the gems:

Simplicity, patience, compassion.
These three are your greatest treasures.
Simple in actions and thoughts, you return to the source of being.
Patient with both friends and enemies,
you accord with the way things are.
Compassionate toward yourself,
you reconcile all beings in the world.”

“A good traveler has no fixed plans and is not intent on arriving.”

“Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don’t resist them; that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like.”

“Care about what other people think and you will always be their prisoner.”

All the quotes were from Lao Tzu.

Song I liked:

When I was sitting in my friends home they have shown this song and its complete fun. It does have a feel of 80s to it and I really like him. Especially the faster lines sung by female voice. Also the reactions of Ranbir Kapoor and Pallavi were really good in the initial pasrt of the song. Lovely.

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6 Comments leave one →
  1. September 29, 2013 3:13 pm

    I think I should have been born 20 years earlier – I love all those 80s and 90s movies/songs. Even now.

    I am ok with Liverpool losing those matches – no football updates from you in future, that’s why. Don’t become a fan of another club 😛

    I thought you were writing about that lunchbox movie (which everyone is talking about) in that para, but you surprised everyone by writing about the real lunchbox 🙂

    Destination Infinity

  2. September 30, 2013 12:16 am

    I agree with Destination Infinity. I was expecting you to mention “The Lunchbox” movie. I recommend you go see it though…it’s really good.

    Since I have already droooled enough over the pics of that lunch, I won’t make any more comments 😀

  3. September 30, 2013 6:56 pm

    Even I was thinking that you were writing about the movie ‘lunch box’!

    “Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don’t resist them; that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like.” This is the best quote!

    Good to know that you have settled down over there. Take care, Kanagu! Keep writing!

  4. October 3, 2013 10:56 pm

    Hehe even I thought you were writing about Lunchbox movie 🙂
    Welcome back Kanagu.. seeing a post from you after a long time.. how have you been? You are in US.. where in US? we should meet sometime..
    Nice quotes.. And agree that song has 80s feel to it..

  5. Subha permalink
    October 23, 2013 10:26 am

    Hey u are in US now!!!…Great man..Just hopped to see what was happening and here it is…

  6. February 7, 2014 2:20 am

    Hey boss !!

    How have you been ? Belated new year wishes !

    I agree with you about religion .. Killing innocents is not justice .. It can never be justice !
    And a person who can say what ur friend did doesn’t understand what “really serving God” means.

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