Monday, December 27, 2010

A Great Year - Two 0 One 0

2010 - Turned out to be the best year in my life so far . My Marriage , HCL Job ,anna retrun from USA , made this year a real wonderful one .

2011 looks more promising and i wish it would break the 2010 record of mine

Another year has gone without much improvement to my blog . Let's hope at least i will do make changes to it and my weight is getting to alarming increase .Thanks to my marriage :)

Hope the year 2011 will see slimmer version of arun Like in good old days

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Arun's Classic Mail's - 14

Dated : Aug 22 ,2010
Mail Subject :Arun Thediya Priya
Occasion :Intimating friends about my marriage date

Hi Folks


By the time you read the words Adios amigos in this mail , you are left with one of the following actions to do
first and my favorite one :  Reply to this mail that will have any one of these words  like congrats, all the best, when is the treat, I am happy to see this etc 
second - Calling your spouse/friends and making a plan for Madurai trip
third -  Deleting this mail without replying anything
fourth - calling me to comment on this mail
Lets take a look at birth reason of this mail. I have come up with two versions and votes are welcomed for saying which one is the best.
Version 1
Finally the much awaited movie of the year is going  to release on Nov  18 ,2010 .Let's take a look at name and cast of crew for this  film.
Movie Name : Arun Weds Priya
Movie Tagline[s] : Inception of joy ,Marriages are made in heaven and in Madurai also. Arun manasula Priya, Dum dum time
Hero : Arun
Heroine : Priya
Producers : Our Parents
Co Producers : Anna and Anni
Directors   :Our Family members
Hero's Sidekick : My friends
Heroine's Sidekick : Her friends
Standup[Running] Comedian : Naren [ My Nephew]
Villains : Some of our relatives
Music : Thanjai Subramanian troops
Cinematography : Kamaraj Digital Studio
Preview Show : Nov 17[Engagement]
Release Date : 18.11.2010 [Marriage]

Anticipating everyone on the first day first show and make this movie a smash hit . So don't miss "Arun weds Priya" flick - In Mandapams at Madurai very soon .
Advance booking [Train ticket]started from Aug 21 onwards .

Version 2 :
When was the last time you visited Madurai ? . Couldn't remember when u made it or you had never had a chance to visit the second biggest city in TamilNadu well you missed a lot in your life . I can give you more than 1000 reasons for that , but for the time being a very few
1 ) Meenakshi Amman Temple - Pride of every Maduraites and of course every tamilans. A fabulous temple and great piece of Architecture beauty . Every time you visit , you will be mesmerized by his great beauty and sense of peace it brings to our mind.
2)Thirumalai Nayark Mahal -Yet another great architecture work .A combination of Italy and Tamil style of construction .A first look every one says " Awesome". To check this is true or not why not visit this place ?

3) Food  : There is one general saying which goes like this " When it comes to food matter no one can be like Maduriates" . A genuine statement. Never leave this "never sleep city" without tasting the following items  Avicha Tea, Green Vadai,Jigar thanda,Nalli omelet, Kolli saru, Kari dosai @ Konnar Kadai ,Egg Idly, Coffee at Vishalam coffee bar, fish at amma mess etc

4) People - Aniyathukuthu pasakaranga  pasanga-  too much affection showing people . Unlike what shown in most Tamil movies , Maduraites are peace loving and affectionate people. For sample you have seen Mr.Arun - Hee Hee
5) Tourist spot in and around Madurai:  Kodaikanal,Vaigai dam,Rameshwaram Temple,Karaikudi,Pillayar Patti,Thiruparakundaram temple etc
Enchanting Madurai-Experience yourself [ Courtesy -Tamilnadu tourism cooperation]

If you think the above reasons aren't good enough to entice you , then how about seeing me in some different costume on Nov 18,2010 .In other words my marriage with Priya .All you have to do use some form of transport to reach Madurai on Nov 18,2010 to see this gala event
I do hope these marketing tactics are good enough to bring you to Madurai . The real beauty of this[any] marriage function is that it is the only occasion where I can see all my friends[ child hood, school, college,office ] and my best wishers in  same place . I sincerely feel you will give me a chance to cherish this moments.
Coming soon to your inbox - "Boda Invitacion" - A never before and never again Wedding Invitation .110% guaranteed
Note : Please avoid bringing gifts . Especially if you are married ones don't find this an occasion to swap your unwanted gifts and help me saving from doing the same thing after my post marriage days :)  Jokes apart. If you are person of type saying what's an point of attending a marriage without any gifts - To save you from such embarrassments and difficult decision to buy what as a  gift, I have a solution called "Gift vouchers"  .
Contest : How many times I have used Nov 18 in this mail ?.All correct entries will win a special goody bag on Nov  18. Don't miss it .
Adios Amigos

My favorite picture clicked thru my camera -3

Chennai Central

My Favourite Movies

This post will contain the list of all the movies that i liked  it very much .

Tamil 
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Privoam Santhipom
Siva Mansaula sakthi
vinnaithadi Varuvya
Angadi Theru
Tamil Padam

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Hindi
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Lagaan
Swades
Black
Rang Dee Basanthi
Chak de
Jab we met
Taree Zameen Par
A wedenesday
Three Idiots
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Telegu
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Godhavari
Anand
Happy Days
Leader
Vedham
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English 
Gran Torino
Avatar
2011
Toy Story and its Sequels
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Other Languages
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Run Lola Run[French]
Way home[Korean]
Prisoners of Mountain[Russian]
Father[Iranian]
The Thief [Russian]
Run Lola Run[French]

Note : Updated last on  Sep 05, 2010

Monday, July 5, 2010

Bangalore Trip - July 3 & 4

July 3,2010 - It marked my return to Bangalore after a gap of 4 years . It was perfect occasion to visit my brother new house for the first time . It was simply fantastic .Hope I will have one like this in future . A lot happened over the years and Bangalore looked more beautiful than before .Traffic continued to be the prime problem here and i do think with the coming of metro rail  it will solve this problem . It was so much fun to play with Naren and his girl friend Deepti .And i am wondering where Naren gets his energy for playing .I certainly miss him when i am here . The only thing i am concerned about his adamant behaviour sometimes and his interest for studies .Hope it will go away as he grows up

In short , A wonderful week end at Bangalore  .

Meenakshi Amman Temple and Express Avenue

Meenakshi Amman Temple - Almost every Indian knows about it and wish to see it once in their life time .Believe it or not i have visited only twice in my life time [ During my kids days i have visited n number of times just to see the camel ] .But those two are real special moments in my life .It's not like i hated to go there .We can put it like i didn't created a chance myself to go there.







What a place it was .A true architecture beauty . Some of the paintings are really too wonderful even today . A must see place in our lifetime .Now i am regretting , why i haven't visited this place before .May be it is reserved for the second special visit [Details about it will be given later] . Very soon u can check my orkut account for some breathtaking snaps from this place








Express Avenue ,Royapettai ,Whites Road,



Last week , i made a visit to this mall .Another place to hangout for Chennai guys . The good thing about this mall is ,navigation is as easy as cutting a cake with knife . It is really one of those malls where i had a chance to see right from ground ducking . Always wondered how it will look like once the construction is over . I must admit that it shaped out very well beyond  the imagination .Looking forward to see all the upcoming malls and multiplexes .Next in my plan is AGS Royal Mutlipex , Villivakam

Thursday, May 13, 2010

HCL Innings Begins

Today  I joined the family of HCL .Hope it will be a long one .I am really tired of these interviews and also filling those tiresome forms while joining any organizations . The work location is my interview venue  ie
Amjikari ,Nelson manickam Road , HCL Technology . But this will be for time being , the real location will be at SEZ Zone at Shollianallr .Looking forward to that date .

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Four years in IT

6.5.2010 - This day marks my 4th year completion in the IT field . Looking back , i can clearly say that
i had a chance to work in all kind of companies in my field . Started with a small organization ,then moved to CMM level 3 ,then to a top mnc in the world  then again to cmm level 5 company with a work at client place  and finally a very good Indian based mnc .

Let's look at the companies that i have worked so far

Company Name                                      Client Name

1) Yalamanchili Constultancy services        - Citibank,LVB,TMB,IOB,CUB,Parsik Bank,NDB
2) Scope International                               - Standard Charted
3) Accenture                                             - Well Point,State farm
4) Saksoft                                                 - De penning & De penning
5) Infinite Computer soluionts Ltd              - Verizon
6) HCL*                                                   - Cisco

one look at the above list will clearly shows that I am frequent changer . Going forward , i want
to change that name and looking for a longggggggggg  term at HCL .
* Going to join on May 13

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Amman Mess

                                                                                                                                                                                    Are you looking out for a real yummy veg food ,then the address is Amman mess at bachelor's paradise [chepauk]. Incepted Nine years back ,hardly there is a dull moment in these eatery .Over the years it becomes a prominent eating place in [Chepauk]. .And what more everything to comes to you at affordable price and that too in these soaring inflation time . Although they don't have any special item in their menu , always there is huge demand for their regular items like ., special dosa , chapati , ragi dosa , wheat dosa , Parotta etc .In the morning , you will get kitachdi, Idly's ,pongal ,crispy vadai ,vadai curry [ My favourite one ] , and poori .A quality meals comes to you at Rs 30 in the form of lunch . A visit to this place is incomplete one if you are not eating Yummy Rava dosai . On Wednesday alone , there will be special adai [Humongous Adai will be apt name ] .Eating one is just enough to finish of your dinner .No demerits to mention but if you are type of person who doesn't want to wait for some time as there is always huge crowd , better keep out .



How to get there .


IF you entering cnk road from bells road side turn immediate right to the available lane .


If you entering cnk road from triplicane high road , walk till to the end of cnk road


Opening time : 7:15 am to 10 :30 am


12:00 pm to 3 : 30 pm


7:00 pm to 10 : 30 pm

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Fourth year Anniversary

The Past March 6 , 2010 completes four year of my blogging experience .Given the current scenario ,blogs plays a vital role in one's life and almost every one having a blog these days , I can proudly say that I am one of the early fellows to start a blog .

During my jobless days , it helped me a lot to vent out my feelings. Personally I have a feeling that this blog is not up to the standards of my fellow comic friends . hope in the coming days i will maintain atleast half of their standards in this blog .

Adios

Super Saturday - HCL

Apr 24 : It is one of those days even if you make some mistake it is going to end in favor of you . That's what happened to me @ HCL,Cisco Unit . With minimum preparation , I just went out to take the interview and returned with a good offer . The offer is beyond by expectation and the same goes for designation also

Arun Prasad , Lead Design , HCl

Sounds good right !

My esp is telling me one more good thing is on the cards . Let's wait and see .

Friday, April 23, 2010

Express Avenure - April 28,2010

Express Avenue, Chennai, promoted by Express Infrastructure, which was set to soft launch on April 1, 2010 has been postponed to April 28, 2010.

Built on an area of 10 acres, Express Avenue is to combine a shopping centre, a business centre, hotel and cinema multiplex. With the retail area of approximately nine lakh square feet (excluding hotel and commercial area) with more than 200 shops, an eight-screen multiplex, 1300 seat food court and car parking for more than 1,800 cars, Express Avenue boasts of revolutionising the shopping experience for visitors. Five to six storeys tower blocks for the hotel and commercial offices will anchor either end of the development with the retail component occupying four floors, totalling almost one million square feet of retail space, located in the centre. The anchor tenant, Big Bazaar, will occupy 85,000 square feet area in the property. The mall will house an array of luxury and premium brands.


The mall will be fully operational by the end of May 2010.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

PVR Cinemas From April 9 onwards

PVR [ Priya Village Road show] - One of the India's most popular multiplex group finally find it's way to Chennai . April 9 marks its first day [ Supposed to be opened on Oct 2009].

Like Inox, the ticket price will be Rs 120 only . Totally there will be 7 screens and it is located at Ampa Skywalk mall, Nunghabhakam Ponthamalle road junction .

Beware of Parking - this is nightmare place for parking your vehicles

Enjoy a fine film going experience .

Adios Amigos

Friday, April 2, 2010

Harley-Davidson in India

hi all

World renowned bike Harley Davidson comes to India at last .

Bookings of the bikes will open on April 20 and deliveries will begin by June. The motorcycles will be priced between Rs 6.95 lakh and Rs 34.95 lakh (ex-showroom New Delhi).

The company will offer 12 models from its 2010 line-up.
check out the following url for more
http://www.harley-davidson.in/

2 Useful tips

recently i came across 2 good facility which saved time and money .U might have already knew this ,But this is for the one who are not aware of this facility .

Here we go .

1 ) on the day of train journey if ur ticket is either waitlisted or RAC , to check the final status of ticket normally we will look at final charts ,check at enquiry, enquire TTR ,check thru internet, call railways customer care center etc .Now u can avoid all these , simply type pnr followed by space and 10 digit pnr number and send it to 139 .

example

pnr 4414519190

and send it to 139 . U will get ur ticket status in a jiffy [Which coach ,seat no ,train name etc ] .This certainly saves lot of tension and waiting time at queue.


2) If u want some extra passport photos[Assuming ur having already one good photo] , normally u will got to photo studios to get the extra copies. They will charge around Rs 40 or Rs 30 for 8 photos [It may vary from studio to studio] .Instead , if you give the same to color Xerox center , u can have 16 photos for Rs 20 only . The quality is also quite good

More Interest for your savings bank account from this April onwards + Fund transfer

From this April, the balance in your savings account will earn interest on a daily basis, following the Reserve Bank of India’s decision to implement new interest calculation methods on such accounts.

The payment of interest on SB accounts (3.5 per cent at present) would be calculated on a daily product basis with effect from April 1, 2010. For Rs 1,000, you will get an annual interest of Rs 35 which will be divided into per day interest to be credited to one’s account.



At present, banks calculate interest on SB accounts on the minimum balances held during the period from the 10th day to the last day of each calendar month. This means that one would end up either in not getting the interest for money kept from 1st to 10th or only on the minimum balance maintained during the last 20 days of the month.


NEFT - Fund Transfer

Reserve Bank of India has waived the processing or service charges for member banks till March 31, 2010. Accordingly, member banks participating in NEFT need not pay any processing or service charges to Reserve Bank of India. But from April 1,2010 onwards , member banks have to pay some amount to RBI ,who in turn will turn to us for the charges. So u have to pay some extra charge for each transfer . Very soon u will get intimation from all banks . HDFC is already chargeing Rs 5 per transacton

Abn Amro is now RBS

RBS[Royal bank of Scotland,British] acquired the Asian operations of ABN Amro [Netherland]Bank in 2007, but ABN Amro continues to operate in India under its original name for some times .But from this month onwards , you can see RBS logo in every ABN AMRO Atms and banks in India.

Friday, March 26, 2010

Videocon

India gets one more Mobile service porovider . Videocon , will be india's 16th to enter the service .The Remaining 15th are

Airtel
Reliance
Vodafone
Bsnl
Idea
Tata Indicom
Aircel
Mtnl
MTS India
Loop
Ping
Virgin
Uninor
S Tel
Etisalat DB - Telecom

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Vinnai thandi Varuvaya

First of all I want to make it clear that this review is not from an ardent fan of Trisha ,but just a review from a movie buff.


VTV is truly one of the best movie that hit the theatres in recent time. It is quite refreshing to see this kind of movies doing a good businessand movies like Vettikaran and Asal are shown the door. It seems the ingredients for Tamil cinema is changing. One of the main reason for success of this movie is down to earth approach.Somehow this movie brings nostalgic memories in ones life . Kudos to the whole team for helping to relieve the feelings .It doesn't matter how many times we see the backwaters of Kerala , it continues to looks stuuning. The picturisation of the songs is simply remarkable.


Trisha : By far one of her best performance . She plays the role of confused and excited girl with ease .After Sneha & Pooja this lass is the one who knows how to act .It's time she should avoid doing films like kurvi, Thirupachi etc. She looks quite ravishing in this movie .She has come up long way from her Jodi days. Ever since I saw her first on Vikatan Magazine front cover [Miss Chennai- 1999] , I was bowled over by her beauty. I admit that she doesn't have a great look like her co competitors .But still ,like the dialogue in this movie , of all the girls in this world , she continues to mesmerize me for more than decades .

Simbhu : Well initially, I decided not to watch this movie, because of him. But the desire to see Trisha wins finally. Surprisingly he had done it very beautifully beyond every one expectations .
He looks awesome and his expression seems quite natural [Courtesy Nayanthara ? ].

Rahman : Personally I feel after a long time , all the songs came very good . Hosanna and Anbil avan find their way to my all time favorite list.

Goutham Menon : Once again he has proved that he is no 2 director in Tamil movie industry . His ability to bring the best from actors/actress and selecting apt people for the roles once again stood out .
Particularly the character of Ganesh[Cameraman] .



Overall it is movie for reality loving peoples and especially for lovers and very very special for those who failed in their love .

Note : In coming days, i will be reviewing feel good movies like this in my blog .Interested one can visit there