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Monday, 30 June, 2008

Incredible Car-driving

Incredible Car-driving

Got this clipping from an uncle of mine. Watch this incredible display of driving skills:

Guess that these folks are fit enough to drive on Velachery Main Road, Chennai!

Regards,

N


Wednesday, 25 June, 2008

Drunken Wheelchair Driving!

Drunken Wheelchair Driving!

I wonder whether we should be smiling about it - After all,

  • Driving on city roads is bad enough - nothing to smile about;
  • Drinking (especially drinking too much) causes all kinds of negative consequences
  • Drunken driving - a deadly combo - designed to kill
  • Being on a wheel chair - certainly not a cause for smiling by itself.

But then, ... ... ... ... it is not every day that one comes across instances of someone in a wheelchair being accused of "Drunken driving of one's wheelchair" ... ... ... Read on:

Regards,

N


Friday, 20 June, 2008

Want a proof of "Shining India"?

Want a proof of "Shining India"?

Wé've had anecdotal evidence about the kind of prosperity that Indians have achieved post-1991, post-liberalisation.

However, the fact that this economic prosperity has had other positive side-effects like increasing the average height of Indians is rather interesting.

Read on and be happy - A nice article by Udayan Ray in Outlook Money:

Regards,

N


Thursday, 19 June, 2008

Impact of Translation

Impact of Translation

Dear friends,

 

Folks who know Tamil will know the pain... of this!! - The purpose is not to hurt the feelings of Tamilians, but to give an illustration of the impact of translation. Please do bear in mind when you watch the latest fancy of a lot of Tamil Channels - Vijay, Sun, Kalignar TV, among others - Of course, I'm referring to the trend of showing Hollywood movies in Tamil!

 
The identity of the original translator of this superhit song of Rajni is unknown.
 
Read on, and enjoy, if you can!

I AM AUTOFELLOW
 
I AM AUTOFELLOW



I am autofellow autofellow
Four knowing route fellow
Justice having rate fellow
Good people mix fellow
Nice singing song fellow
Gandhi borning country fellow
Stick take means hunter fellow
Big people's relation fellow
Mercy having mind fellow da
I am all poor's relative fellow da
I am always poor people's relative fellow da
Achak means achak only; Gumuk means gumuk only
Achak means achak only; Gumuk means gumuk only

Town become big, population become big
Bus expecting, half age over
Life become hectic in time, exist in corner of street
Ada eye beat means love coming they telling
You hand clap means auto coming I telling
Front coming look, this three-wheel chariot
Good come and arrive, you trust and climb up
Mercy having mind fellow da
I am always poor people's relative fellow da
Achak means achak only; Gumuk means gumuk only
Achak means achak only; Gumuk means gumuk only

Mummy motherfolk, danger not leave
Heat or cyclone, never I never tell
There there hunger take means, many savoury
Measurement food is one time
For pregnancy I come free mummy
Your child also name one I keep mummy
Letter lacking person ada trusting us and coming
Address lacking street ada auto fellow knowing
Achak means achak only ; Gumuk means gumuk only
Achak means achak only ; Gumuk means gumuk only

HOW IS IT!!!!!!!!

 

Super!

 

Regards,

N


Tuesday, 17 June, 2008

Plane Conversation

Plane Conversation

A stranger was seated next to Little Johnny on the plane when the stranger turned to the Little Johnny and said, "Let's talk. I've heard that flights will go quicker if you strike up a conversation with your fellow passenger."

Little Johnny, who had just opened his book, closed it slowly, and said to the stranger, "What would you like to discuss?"

"Oh, I don't know," said the stranger. "How about nuclear power?"

"OK," said Little Johnny. "That could be an interesting topic. But let me ask you a question first. "A horse, a cow, and a deer all eat grass. The same stuff. Yet a deer excretes little pellets, while a cow turns out a flat patty, and a horse produces clumps of dried grass. Why do you suppose that is?"

"Jeez," said the stranger. "I have no idea."

"Well, then," said Little Johnny, "How is it that you feel qualified to discuss nuclear power when you don't know shit?"

Moral: Kids will be kids - they often know better - Beware of kids!

Regards,

N


Saturday, 14 June, 2008

(In)famous Interview Goof-ups

(In)famous Interview Goof-ups

This one is a nice article by Anne Fisher, Fortune.
 
While it does provoke incredulous smiles all around, it also makes us think and wonder?!?!?

(Fortune) -- Folks, with layoffs mounting, gas prices surreal, mortgage defaults on the rise, the stock market in a swoon, and much of the U.S. staggered by truly awful weather of one kind or another, we could all use a good laugh right about now. So how about a look at the results of a new poll of hiring managers, by staffing firm OfficeTeam (www.officeteam.com)? The firm's researchers spoke with executives at 1,000 big U.S. companies, plus 100 in Canada, and asked them to recall the most embarrassing or bizarre interview moments they had witnessed or heard of. A sampling of their answers:

"The person was dancing during the interview. He kept saying things like, 'I love life!' and 'Oh, yeah!'"

"One job applicant came in for his interview with a cockatoo on his shoulder."

"The candidate sent his sister to interview in his place."

"The candidate stopped the interview to ask me if I had a cigarette."

"We had one person who walked out of an interview straight into a glass door. The glass shattered."

"The candidate got his companies confused and repeatedly mentioned the strengths of a competing firm, thinking that was who he was interviewing with."

"A guy called me by the wrong name during the entire interview."

"We're a retail company, and when we asked the candidate why she wanted to work for us, she replied that she didn't want to work in retail anymore."

"An interviewee took his bubble gum out of his mouth and held it in his hand. Then he forgot about it and shook hands with me."

"A job seeker gestured with his hands so much that he then sat on them to stop it."

"A candidate fell asleep during the interview."

"An applicant was doing really well in the interview until we got to the question about why she had left her previous job. She told us everyone there was out to get her."

"A candidate insulted the interviewer's tie."

Okay, so these are obviously dumb moves - but what if something happens that falls into the category of plain bad luck? A few of the hiring managers in the survey mentioned candidates who suddenly fell ill during an interview. One hapless candidate had cut his lip shaving (alas, the cut opened up while he was talking and bled throughout the interview - ouch!).Interviewees have also been known to spill coffee on themselves or others.

"Handling problems gracefully may actually impress interviewers," notes Dave Willmer, OfficeTeam's executive director. "But if the situation can't be overcome, move on and focus on the next opportunity. It's a learning experience that will someday make an entertaining story." If you can bear to recall it.

Readers, what do you say?

Hope we'll avoid most of the above goof-ups!

Regards,

N


Thursday, 12 June, 2008

Petrol - Costly or Cheap???

Petrol - Costly or Cheap???

Read this interesting article comparing prices of different liquids - Made me wonder whether I'm wrong in cribbing about zooming petrol prices!!!

Regards,

N


Sunday, 1 June, 2008

What should a "Pretty Young Thing" do to marry a rich guy?

What should a "Pretty Young Thing" do to marry a rich guy?

I've come across quite a few original and interesting stuff on the net.

Here's one such stuff which apparently represents a query of a pretty young thing who wants to "hook" a rich life partner, and the reply posted by someone claiming to be JP Morgan! Enjoy reading:

Keep smiling!!!

Regards,

N