Sunday, June 19, 2011 5 கருத்துரைகள்

Yet another journey with out the Passport!!

Successfully crossed the sea... across the German border... in to Denmark... and finally, boarded the train to Aarhus! No one will ever come after this and ask me, "May I see your passport, sir?". Oh, this is the second time am doing this; and never been caught for traveling out side Denmark with out the passport which keeps me away from remembering to take my passport out from the closet while packing my stuff for the travel. Hell with my memory. I would say, its also because of a typical Indians mindset, 'passport is for flights' and here in Europe, very often you will travel across countries by bus or the train as I did later and now.

The first time, it was to Den Haag, The Netherlands. We were about 50 people traveling by bus from Aahus to Den Haag, a month ago to take part in a demonstration organized in front of the International criminal court (ICC), demanding the ICC to initiate investigations against war crimes committed by the Srilankan army in the name of 'Humanitarian Operation' against the Tamil Tigers (LTTE) (in fact against the Tamils on the whole), two years before. I informed the event organizer in the bus while we were about to cross the borders. He said, "its not very often they stop vehicles and check, but if they do today, we will try to explain. It might or might not help. Lets see." I wasnt sure if that was a note saying, 'dont worry' or 'keep worrying'??!! But my mind choose to do the later, until I went in to sleep. But nothing happened, no one asked on the way to and fro. I remember I had the same feeling as I have now when I crossed the border back. Oh! I shouldn't do it again. But, of-course I did it again.

Its to Lubeck, Germany this time to visit my school day friend Krishna. I didnot had the feeling until I lost the signal in my mobile phone. Then I realized, 'Damn it! Am going to another country!' Until then, I was cool enjoying the music. But then, every time the ticket checker crosses, my mind voice goes, "Don't come to me... dont come to me...! I hope he dont hear me screaming...! hm.. its good that the humans are not yet evolved for hearing one another's mind voice..." and so much on!

But I dont even know what would be the punishment for that. I have the social-security card from Denmark, but people say no thats not acceptable, you need to carry the resident permit! But anyways, after giving this deep though, I hope I wont do this again! :) If I do, I wish I get caught once ;-)... just curious to know what could that situation be!! :D


Tuesday, May 31, 2011 5 கருத்துரைகள்

…always close to finish!

Its the 6th day in a row, I come to the office in the morning and when I open my lab-top, am saying to myself, “I’ll finish the manuscript today”. Am I going to say the same thing tomorrow also?? I see my weekly-planner, little above the laptop screen hanging on the wall; what I could easily see is deadlines and  then moving the deadlines. When you are close to finish with some thing, and you think oh, its going to be done in some time.. and that some time continues for some time! Ah… am really tired of it…  is there a dot to cure this syndrome!!?? When I tried to pen down what I felt like, I came up with this (click here to see).

Wednesday, May 4, 2011 1 கருத்துரைகள்

Calm mind!

Its not very often, I feel this silence and being calm. There was a lot of noise around my brain last night. It would ve been a bad idea, if I decided to write this post yesterday. 

It was just because of one single experiment that went wrong yesterday, ruined my whole day. I kind of underestimated the time consumption of one of my experiments and I had a perfect plan for this week based on that experiment. But it turned out that I could only finish a small portion of it by the end of the evening. As it turned out, my plan for the whole week was messed-up. If you are a PhD student, standing in your final half year of the PhD period, you will know what is a 'week-time' means. 

This morning, the very moment I opened my eyes, I felt like the messed-up plan, like a giant frog - jumped on to my face, as if it was waiting for me all night. It was very uncomfortable carrying it during the morning functions, brush, bath, eat... all the way to the office.

I had to spend over 2 hours this morning, to remove the frog out of my face, to reframe my whole plan that could fit my expected deadlines and finally the day went smooth. It really is a great relief when you know what you are to do in a situation and you know you can do it! And am going to have a good night sleep with a calm mind!
Monday, April 4, 2011 2 கருத்துரைகள்

Blog guilt and the sunday night diner expedition!

Its been a while since I wrote a blog and its been troubling me a lot these days. So finally today I wanted to write something and opened my "ScirbeFire". Hmmmmm... but am stuck, I dont know what to write!! By the time I was rotating my eyes, my google reader app showed 17 documents unread... I thought, 'ok, lets jump in to the reader and get some inspiration to write'... it was all politics, dirty politics around the state and the central govt. revolving around the forthcoming assembly election. Sigh, my brain is not ready to deal with this s#!t now and so I moved on... what to write??? This blogging guilt is driving me crazy tonight... am I alone in this planet?? Ctrl+T -> blog guilt 'Enter' (Fig.1). No am not!! Over 11,600,000 hits... am not crazy enough to read any of them!
Fig.1 (Click to enlarge)
Ofcourse, I feel better now, but still that doesnt answer the question stuck between my fingers and the key borad. 'what should I write??' Should I write about the delicious dinner (fresh in my stomach ...up to  the throat) hosted by a nice Tamil Family? But I havent written any thing like that in my blog... but why not? After all, its my friends who are going to read it and is in't it good to share such nice things with my friends through this medium??!! yeah, why not? 

Fig.2. Idiyappam 
So, here I go with my 'sunday night dinner expedition'!! It was a great meal with Chicken curry, Dhall with Potato, Beaf curry, Boiled eggs, and a special liquidy stuff called 'sothi' (made of tomato and garlic)! For all these above side dishes, the main dish was idiyappam (Fig.2) and finally, the course ends with icecream dressedup with fruit salad. Oh... I wish I could have an extra stomach!! After the great meal I was playing with their kids (3 of them, 10, 8 and 1 year old). Vithushan, the eldest wanted to entertain me with his newly learnt dance moves from his favorite Tamil hero, Vijay (Video attached); Yathusan, the youngest wanted to join-in but cant affond to dance with his loosing balance. He also has got a couple of tooth in his jaws and occationlly wanted to experiment its presence on me!!



Saruka, the middle one was unfortunately not so much in joy as she got her right fore-hand operated for removing a glass piece sitting between her soft muscles since a couple of months, from an unfortunate car accident! But I was happy that she could enjoy the music and dance with me. It was really a nice time I had with them during this sunday evening; and finally before I left their home, had a nice Tea with milk, sugar and cardamomum. Good that they dont have their car for tonight to drop me, so I got the chance to walk to and from the bus, on the way back to my home for letting the food to settle down and digest better. 

So thats how the story ends and now, I ve also got some text and few figures in my post and thats how am getting over my blog guilt for today!! Thanks for reading it folks!! ;-) 
Sunday, April 3, 2011 0 கருத்துரைகள்

Helping Hands are Better than Praying Lips

Source of info: http://vizhithezhuiyakkam.blogspot.com/
Helping Hands are Better than Praying Lips: "
Helping Hands are Better than Praying Lips

Let it reach the 110 Crores Indians and the remaining if any. Kindly, share this valuable information wherever possible.

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Let it reach the 110 Crores Indians and the remaining if any.

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