Saturday, April 28, 2007

Rang De Basanti

This is not a post on the Movie rang de basanti ..nor is it about Aamir Khan.Read on..

My mother tells me sometimes, "Vasu, you have all the colors of the wind in you ,child", not meaning I am colorful in attire, but expression of emotions. A frown in an instant and a bright smile fashing at the world, in the very next instant, then that smile would fade , the face would cloud over with a sad thought that passes my mind on and off.

Whilst i was pondering over this thought , it also occured to me, that my mood sometimes also was reflected by the color i wore that day. On doing some research, i found that i was indeed right in my thought and here is what i found:


Black
Black is the color of authority and power. It is popular in fashion because it makes people appear thinner. It is also stylish and timeless. Black also implies submission. Priests wear black to signify submission to God. Some fashion experts say a woman wearing black implies submission to men. Black outfits can also be overpowering, or make the wearer seem aloof or evil. Villains, such as
Dracula, often wear black.

White
Brides wear white to symbolize innocence and purity. White reflects light and is considered a summer color. White is popular in decorating and in fashion because it is light, neutral, and goes with everything. However, white shows dirt and is therefore more difficult to keep clean than other colors. Doctors and nurses wear white to imply sterility.

Red
The most emotionally intense color, red stimulates a faster heartbeat and breathing. It is also the color of love. Red clothing gets noticed and makes the wearer appear heavier. Since it is an extreme color, red clothing might not help people in negotiations or confrontations. Red cars are popular targets for thieves. In decorating, red is usually used as an accent. Decorators say that red furniture should be perfect since it will attract attention.
The most romantic color, pink, is more tranquilizing. Sports teams sometimes paint the locker rooms used by opposing teams bright pink so their opponents will lose energy.

Blue
The color of the sky and the ocean, blue is one of the most popular colors. It causes the opposite reaction as red. Peaceful, tranquil blue causes the body to produce calming chemicals, so it is often used in bedrooms. Blue can also be cold and depressing. Fashion consultants recommend wearing blue to job interviews because it symbolizes loyalty. People are more productive in blue rooms. Studies show weightlifters are able to handle heavier weights in blue gyms.

Green
Currently the most popular decorating color, green symbolizes nature. It is the easiest color on the eye and can improve vision. It is a calming, refreshing color. People waiting to appear on TV sit in "green rooms" to relax. Hospitals often use green because it relaxes patients. Brides in the Middle Ages wore green to symbolize fertility. Dark green is masculine, conservative, and implies wealth. However, seamstresses often refuse to use green thread on the eve of a fashion show for fear it will bring bad luck.

Yellow
Cheerful sunny yellow is an attention getter. While it is considered an optimistic color, people lose their tempers more often in yellow rooms, and babies will cry more. It is the most difficult color for the eye to take in, so it can be overpowering if overused. Yellow enhances concentration, hence its use for legal pads. It also speeds metabolism.

Purple
The color of royalty, purple connotes luxury, wealth, and sophistication. It is also feminine and romantic.

Brown
Solid, reliable brown is the color of earth and is abundant in nature. Light brown implies genuineness while dark brown is similar to wood or leather. Brown can also be sad and wistful. Men are more apt to say brown is one of their favorite colors.

Well, that was colors for you!!

Have a colorful day today and everyday!!



Cricket Fever

We are about to watch two spectacular teams battle it out for the World Cup 2007. Srilanka has always been a favourite team. Ofcourse nodoubt that australia has an upperhand and is very confident now, that they are into the world cup after winning all the games they played, their confidence will be sky high. SriLankans are also a good bunch of players with loads of experience and technique.

Hope SriLankanks WIN !!!

My Vote to SriLanka for this Cricket World Cup 2007!!

March on Lions! Get the Cup to ASIA!

Friday, April 27, 2007

Star Gazing

Sometimes just looking at the night sky can relieve you of lot of stress..Its even more enjoyable if you can listen to Sahana or Neelambari Raaga playing in the background! It used to be a common practice to study in the terrace while i was in 10th.Used to always, switch off the lights for 10mins to enjoy star gazing.The habit has not yet left me.

It always refreshes me.In fact if you observe closely, one can even identify the constellations like Orion and Little Bear.Also happened to see a shooting star a few times.Incredible is the word!!I wish i could star gaze for a longer period of time..but can hardly keep my eyes open after a hard days work! Try it and see how good you feel!! Let your thoughts wander as you gaze up at the millions of stars on a cloudless night!! Totally Yummy!! God! I am getting starry eyed!!

What is the equipment you need to star gaze? Well a good healthy pair of eyes with a great desire to drink up the sky with a glance.Other than that a good pair of binoculars will also do.Aslo ensure you do not strain your neck.A reclining chair or an easy char as we call it, will do just fine.There were a few tips i could think of to make your experience a more satisfying one.

Happy Star Gazing!!

Thursday, April 26, 2007

BPO Industry

Since the time the BPO's have started enourmous amount of people have been beifitted by it. Students who want to make a quick buck, people who want to fill in 3 months gap between the Graduation and PG studies while waiting for results, people waiting for visas to get approved and so on and so forth. How many really want to work in a call center in night shifts? A dicey question. Ask them if they want to persue this as a long term career choice and they will sqirm in their chairs and say No.

Yes, there are many people who have made it big by starting from scratch as Call Center executive, but there are very few success stories. The main hit is on the health aspect. Shift change every month, sometimes in a week, people go 2 days morning shift, the next 2 days night shift, even worse when you need to alternate between day shift and night shift. Sleeping hours get hit, Eating habits go for a toss and health is affected BIG time!!

Many employees end up depressed, end up with ear pain, headaches , backpain, shoulder pain and stomach ailments. Thres no exercise as people sit in the same place for long hours without any change in their posture.Stress on their mind and body is a whole different ball game altogether. People end up smoking more during the night shift.They think it will help then to "de-strees"! What a joke!!

After so many grim statements, is where Yoga,meditation, working out , daily walk/jog will help enormously. Eating healthy is another important aspect that is neglected.Having salads,fruits and sprouts and juices instead of junk will also help. In small ways these are the right measures to help "de-stress". Smoking or alcohol consumption is a big NO NO!! Will only push you deeper into the ditch you already are in!!

These are a few tips to help you to eat healthy and Think better and work better!!

wish you Loads of luck towards a healthier,happier and a successful life!


Mozhi - A Review

I am not an avid movie goer, nor am i a good critic. I do enjoy light comedy and romantic movies.One of movie that i had a chance to watch was Mozhi meaning language.

Jyotika,Prithviraj,Swarnamalya,Prakaj Raj and others have acted. Jyotika plays a deaf and dumb girl and lives with her grany.Prithvi and Prakash Raj are music composers and live in the same appartment as Jo. Prithvi falls in love with her even before knowing that she is deaf and dumb and how he persues her even after he gets to know about her being deaf and dumb highlight his character.

Till the end you cant really decide who is the main lead.Jo or Prithvi or the story or Prakash Raj's timing in the comic scenes. Some awesome dialogues, the sequence where Prithvi expresses his love for Jo and asks her to marry him, Jo's reaction to it are elegantly screened. Jyotika has surpassed herself and does exceedingly well in all her scenes. The scene where she tells swarnamalya that she wont attend her wedding and gives her a present in advance is one such example. Also when Prithvi barges into her room and yells at her for not coming to swarnamalya's wedding is superb!

Prakash Raj is awesome with his timing and he is so adorable in his scenes.Especially when he tells Prithvi that he has fallen for swarnamalya and he proposed to her.He says "Enakkum mani adiccudu, bulb kooda erinjadu".the other cute scene is where he throws up in front of the appartment secratries house and next day tells prithvi, i was wondering what that man was doing in our bathroom!!

The music is hummable and lyrics by Vairamuthu are excellent.
"Katrin Mozhi, oli ya, isiaya,
Poovin Mozhi nirama , maNama,
Kadallin Mozhi, alaya , noraya,
Kaadal Mozhi , vizhiya , idazha

Iyarkayin mozhigal purindividu , manidarku Mozhiye thevillai,
Idayathin mozhigal purinduvidu , manidarkku mozhiye thevaillai"

This was just a sample. The lyrics are really deep and can touch you.

the other very cute song is the Mannipaaya song. Its worth a listen.

Theres no vulgarity . Its a very clean movie and makes you laugh even when all you want to do is just smile!

Happy Watching!!

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Greetings in Japanese

Have always had this desire to learn a foreign language.And bingo! The college where i did my Master's offered Japanese.

This post is especially for a sweet friend who is learning Jap and i am trying to teach him what little i know!!

Hello = Konnichiwa
How are you = Ogenki desuka
I am fine = Ogenki des
And you= Anata wa?
I'm fine, too. = Watashi-mo genki-desu
How do you do = Hajimemashite
Good Morning = Ohaio Gozaimasu
Good Evening = Konbanwa
Good Night = Oyasuminasai
See you later = Dewa Mata
Thank You = Domo Arigato Gozaimasu

Okies..this should help you to get by in Japan :)

Till then ,

Sayonara!


Monday, April 23, 2007

Orkut!

A website that is visited by me atleast twice a day to reply to the 250 odd friends's occassional scraps! A Stanford University Graduate Orkut Büyükkökten has come a long way and is predicted that he will be the richest man in the world by 2010.Everytime we write a scrap to a friend, create a commuity, join a community,participate in a community discussion , we are adding dollars to Mr.Orkut's pockets.

No Wonder!!!

All said and done, i still love Orkut (i meant the web application..lest u let your imagination run wild....) and it has helped me find my long lost friends, build a good network of friends and learn a lot more on topics that interest me deeply - Carnatic Music, English Vocabulary , Dream Interpretation to name a few.

Well then, Keep Orkutting and hope that the Orkut Server is considerate on you not to throw the famous "Bad, Bad Server. No Donut for you.." error!!

Till then...Smile and Shine!

Here I am..

Here I am - this is me There's no where else on earth I'd rather be
Here I am - it's just me and you And now,time has come to make my dreams come true.

It has always been a dream to write, and hence i am here to the world of blogging!!

Hope to write more in the coming days!!

Keep visiting and commenting!! Words of encouragement are always welcome :)

Drive Safe and Smile Bright!!

Cheers,
Vasu.