Friday, January 30, 2009

Karnataka - A video presentation

I was going through some pictures of my travels in Karnataka and thought it would be a great idea to share them all on youtube in the form of a video presentation. Here is the result....

Humor in the classroom!!

Once again my good friend forwarded this trove of school jokes and as I read the mail I couldn't help but laugh my head off. I thought it would be a great idea to share all of them online here on my blog.

Dilemma: English or Hindi
Teacher: 'What is your name?'.
Student: 'Mera naam Suraj Prakash hai.'
Teacher: 'When I ask a question in English, answer it in English.'
Student: 'My name is Sunlight.


Teacher: 'What is your name?'.
Student: 'My name is Beautiful Red Underwear'
Teacher: 'What kind of a name is this? Don't joke tell me the right name'
Student: 'My name is Sunderlal Chadda."


Happenings in the history
Teacher: What happened in 1869?
Student: Gandhi ji was born.
Teacher: What happened in 1873?
Student: Gandhiji was four years old.


Subject explanations
Question: What is the full form of maths.
Answer: Mentally affected teachers harassing students


Attitudes, Analogies and Relationships
Teacher: Now children , if I saw a man beating a donkey and stopped him then what virtue would I be showing ?


Teacher: Because of Gandhiji's hard work what do we get on 15th August.
Student: A holiday


Teacher: Tomorrow there will be a lecture on Sun. Everyone must attend it.
Raju: No mam! I will not be able to attend it.
Teacher: Why?
Raju: My mother will not allow me to go so far!!!


Teacher: 'Can anyone give me an example of Coincidence? '
Johnny: 'Sir, my mother and father got married on the same day same time.'


Teacher: How old is ur father.
Sunny: As old as I am.
Teacher: How is it possible?
Sunny: He became father only after I was born.


Teacher: There is a frog, Ship is sinking, potatoes cost Rs3/kg...Then, what is my age?
Student: 32 yrs.
Teacher: How do you know?
Student: Well, my sister is 16 yrs old and she is half mad.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Suspended for winking at the President

This video newsreport stuck me by surprise. Apparently a Cleveland fire fighter band member John Coleman winked at President Barack Obama as he participated in the inaugural parade and his superiors took serious exception to this act and suspended him for six weeks.

Coleman, a member of the Cleveland Firefighter's Memorial Pipes and Drums is clearly seen winking at the president in the above video. It is a miniscule... quite negligible gesture but the bosses of Coleman are not happy, they feel that he has broken protocol and compromised the decorum of the band.
I wonder what would happen if someone in India were to wink at the Prime Minister during the Republic day parade?? :):D

Some Great Jokes

My wife sat down on the couch next to me as I was flipping the channels..
She asked, 'What's on TV?'
I said, 'Dust!'


My wife was hinting about what she wanted for our upcoming anniversary.
She said, 'I want something shiny that goes from 0 to 100 in about 3 seconds.'
I bought her a scale.


My wife and I were sitting at a table at my high school reunion, and I kept staring at a drunken lady swigging her drink as she sat alone at a nearby table.
My wife asked, 'Do you know her?'
'Yes,' I sighed, 'She's my old girlfriend. I understand she took to drinking right after we split up those many years ago, and I hear she hasn't been sober since.'
'My God!' says my wife, 'who would think a person could go on celebrating that long?'


When our lawn mower broke and wouldn't run, my wife kept hinting to me that I should get it fixed. But, somehow I always had something else to take care of first, the truck, the car, playing golf - always something more important to me.
Finally she thought of a clever way to make her point. When I arrived home one day, I found her seated in the tall grass, busily snipping away with a tiny pair of sewing scissors.
I watched silently for a short time and then went into the house. I came out again and I handed her a toothbrush. I said, 'When you finish cutting the grass, you might as well sweep the driveway.'


A great one liner about marriage
Marriage is a relationship in which one person is always right, and the other is the husband.

Ted Murphy's Twitter

The internet brought it with wave after wave of innovation. First the email, then websites, social networking, advertising, blogging and now Twitter. This is the latest platform which helps people keep in touch with their friends, family, fans, readers etc... I recently found ted on twitter and saw that his profile is really cool. He seems to be using twitter completely well and getting popular by every passing hour. This is a great step forward, I need to start one myself.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Amazing Jessica Cox - The armless pilot

I recently received an e-mail forward with a set of pictures of this amazingly determined young woman Jessica Cox. Born without arms Jessica Cox, is a native of Tucson, Arizona (USA), she has done almost everything that any normal person of her age could do.

Her latest achievement is to obtain a pilot's license to fly a plane using her feet - one manning the steering column and the other the controls. Her license allows her to fly upto 10,000 ft on light sports aircraft. She steers her car through the meandering roads of Arizona effortlessly with her feet.

Human beings are amazingly talented and possess phenomenal strength. If only they are lucky to realize this innate strength in themselves there is no feat that can't be achieved. But the crux is in realizing this strength... because very few people end up working hard enough to realize this strength there are only few super achievers in this world, rest of us invariably end up as mediocres or what is called "Normal".

Jessica Cox Picture Gallery

Monday, January 26, 2009

Movie Review: Sur - A Stupid Musical

I recently watched this Hindi Movie Sur - The melody of life starring singer Lucky Ali and other non-descript actors. The movie was supposed to be a romantic musical drama but failed miserably in the box office when it was released in 2002. I had liked one song in that movie when it was released and thought about watching it but never got down to going to the theatres for this flic. Now after wasting three hours in front of the idiot box watching this boring and quite stupid movie I am glad I didn't waste money and time to go to the theatres to watch this.

Anyway the movie features Lucky Ali as renowned singer Vikramaditya Singh (note the name - Vikramaditya - one of the most honorable Hindu kings in Indian history) who brings Tina Marie from Goa to nurture her talent and make her a great musician. In the school there is a student Aqib who is always ridiculing Tina's humble beginnings.

Over a period of time Vikramaditya trains Tina and ensures her trasnformation into a brilliant vocalist and talented music composer. But deep within Vikramaditya is jealous of her talent. Hence he starts snubbing her and insulting her at every opportunity and even steals one of her compositions and produces an audiotape which outsells his own previous ones.

The people who know the truth, Aqib and Tina are totally devastated by his actions. An angry Aqib quits the school and a devastated Tina returns home and decides to give up everything and become a nun. Meanwhile a guilt-ridden Vikramaditya hits bottle. His assistant Divya makes him realize his folly and he heads out in search of Tina with a vow of making her a star. He finds her in a convent and begs and pleads with her to sing with him again. Finally she relents and a few minutes before the program, Vikramaditya disappears, leaving the entire stage for Tina, who delivers an enthralling performance and wins everybody's hearts. Vikramaditya returns to his school humbled and continues teaching and mentoring young students. Tina goes on to become a great musical phenomenon.

Performances of all artists/ actors lack maturity and professionalism. Some of the songs are good, but apart from that the movie is completely passable.

Now if the movie is so bad why am I writing about it here. I was just wondering about the nomenclature of the artists in this movie.

Vikramaditya, the jealous, under-talented teacher who steals his students composition is named after one of the most honorable kings in India's history. Vikramaditya is known for the justice and fairness with which he ruled India.

Tina Marie, a Christian, is the highly-talented youngster who is mentored by the former. In reality it is the British (Christians) who stole everything from India.

Aqib, a muslim fights for justice and getting Tina her due. Quite surprising isn't it....

I wonder if the names were chosen purposefully or if it were just an accident? Only the director can answer this question...

Paintball an entertaining sport!!!

In modern games apart from computer-based war games the sport of Paintball is one of the most entertaining activities I have participated. Teams playing paintball fight like it is a real war, but at the end opposing teams get together and enjoy a drink before going home.

Paintball needs spme special gear such as guns, color dyes, pellets etc and one of the best places to buy gear is Ultimate Paintball. You could go to paintball online and get cool stuff from Tippmann, Spyder, Smart Parts, Dye, Empire, Draxxus and other paintball gear. The best part of this online store is that they offer free shipping and their prices are really competitive. So if you are looking for great paintball stuff just go to Ultimate Paintball and order online.