Saturday, 31 December 2016

Facebook Mania

These days I see people using facebook platform as Notice Board. From the time they wakeup until they hit bed in the night they want to mention everyting in Facebook and share it with people. I agree its a public platform and people caon use it however they wish to. What I felt recently is that it unnecessarily creates peer pressure among others. If am not posting any posts then I feel I am out of the race!! by the by, This is not a healthy race. Some people posts about their achievements, some about their travels and few posts pictures of their family..et al.. Who ever gets more Likes & comments then that person is most happening and famous in the group. I have friends who deleted their account as they could not cope up with this aversion. I have friends who asks me to like their posts & pics explicitly I have friends who thinks fb is the window to convey messages which they don't want to reveal directly. I actually became victim of checking my friends & families posts constantly and learning what are others are upto!!! It was really taking hell lot of my quality time.... At one point I realized, am just peeping out of my window always & curiously checking what my neighbours are upto??? Yacckkk how cheap!!!! Thank god I realized it at an early stage & now am out of this.

Thursday, 6 June 2013

Hit and Wait(Run) Case !!


You might be wondering by seeing the title of this post... Yes,my Car was hit yesterday morning  and I am still wondering whose fault was it ??

To pick my son from the school, I took my car and drove towards his school. Its a uphill while joining to main road from our layout. Its busy road always and I had to take right turn. I was in first gear and waited there for 2 mins so that my adjacent lane is free.. I slowly came half of the road and then joined the right lane.. Dough the sound came from my left side and a big vehicle passed in front of me. I was shocked and trembling. That was my first so called "accident" till now.

It was SUV and there was a scratch on the upper part of the rear wheel. I Just didn't know what happened and how it happened. The guy from that car, came out and said What the F*** ?
I was still in the shock mode, He came near my window and started shouting at me you hit my car.

me: I was taking turn and I have put the indicator also. Didn't you see that ??
he: You have hit my car. I had already passed. You have hit me from back.

The argument went on and I don't remember anything now. He went and sat on his car and started moving. Until then it didn't struck to my head to see what has happened to my car. I got down and checked the car. The left side bumper part, below head light was damaged. There was a dent and scratches on my car. I ran behind that car and banged on his car and asked him to stop.

Then I drove my vehicle little left to avoid traffic jam. When he came out and I showed him the damage that has happened to my car. Again our argument started about whose mistake it was.

I have started re-learning driving car from past 3 months and I still have 'L' sticker on my car as a per-caution to other riders :). I am little slow while taking turn, So i was damn sure that I had given clear sign from my side that I am taking right turn and I was slowly joining the right lane.

But his argument was you have hit me from back, so its you and not me. I took his registration number. Took the photos of both the car's damages. I didn't know whom to call at that time. I didn't wanted to panic anyone at home. When I was doing all these, he started speaking with his friends in hindi, call a police guy. lets sort it to out.

me: Yes, lets go to police station and sort it out.
he: Do you have a DL ??

me: (I was so pissed off..), No I dont have.
he: What ??

me: Tell me where do you want me to come. where is the police station ?
he: Go straight, you will get a circle. keep going straight and you will see a police station.

me: (So I understood, he knows this area). I have some other better work now. I need to pick my son from the school. You keep waiting there. I will come.
he: Which school ? How far it is ?

me: I don't have to give all those information to you.
he: Madam, Can I get phone number of anyone with whom i can speak ?

me: No. You be there, I will come.
he: You will come right. Other wise it will be hit and run case.

me: Who was running ?? It was you and I drove my vehicle towards my son's school.
On the way, I kept on recalling the incident and how it happened. Was it my mistake ?
What will the police say ? Should I go or not ? I had other tasks lined up after picking my son from the school. So i didn't know what to do.

I called my husband while driving to the school. kept the speaker on and tried to tell him. But he was not able to hear me properly and even i was not able to concentrate on the road. I saw in the rear-view mirror, he was following my car. I just kept moving and parked the car near school and got down. He came and asked, how long is it going to take ? I said 15mins. He said ok, I will wait.

I went inside the school compound and called my husband again. Explained him everything. He asked about damage and then said by rules, you were entering the main road, so you have to give way to the vehicles in the main road. If you go to police station they will say the same. He was hit from the back, so fault is from your side. He said don't go to police station and all. Try to settle it outside only. He asked me to call back once I reach home.

So I started thinking, How do i say this ? If i say lets not go to police station means mistake is mine. Though according to rules, he might be in the safer side. But according to me he should have slowdown when there is a vehicle taking turn which is already passed half the road. My concentration will be on the front of the road and I wont be seeing back. My only mistake was i didn't see left while joining the right lane. The on-coming vehicles would see me taking turn and slow down. More over, the visibility to the road in that junction is good. Its not like main road vehicles cannot see the vehicles joining from cross road. I kept on thinking all these and mean while I picked my son from his class and went to Activity room to collect his uniform. I was waiting in the queue. Its been more than 30 mins. I was thinking that guy might have gone by this time thinking I will not come out. I was just hoping for that. While standing in the queue, I turned back for some reason, I saw a guy standing outside near the glass window. I could not believe it was him.  How does he know that I am standing here ? First of all how did he come inside ?? Security guy might have thought he as a parent/guardian of a kid and let him inside. But how did he guess I am in Nursery section only ?? (so many thoughts were running in my mind).

He came inside the Activity room. I just moved out of the queue and told him calmly see if we go by rules, you were in the main road and hence mistake is mine. But logically, I was already on the main road and had given signal to turn right. So I was seeing front. Now damage has happened to my car. I have to claim it from my Insurer.

he: even I don't want to go to police, if you are ok with it. We will claim the damage from our respective Insurer. I am fine with it. I was actually coming in my normal speed. I saw your vehicle too. Mine is just a scratch and I just have use the solution and rub it. It will be fine. You can take my number and If you need anything while filing the claim let me know.

He was very polite and gentle. I took his number and gave mine too. He told am working for so and so company. I said fine and said sorry for making him wait. He said its ok and left the place.

So many thoughts were running in my mind. He seems to be educated and sensible guy. If it was my fault, why did he wait for me outside and as i didn't turn up he came inside the school and searched for me. After all these, he didn't show any frustration or irritation on me for making him wait for so long. Instead, he was trying and explaining me about the process of claiming Insurance. He was concerned whether I hold a DL or LLR as I had 'L' board on my car. After that incident, when ever I come to that spot, I try to recollect how it happened ??  I am still unable to make out how he could miss seeing my car taking turn.

Whose mistake was it anyway ??

Friday, 9 November 2012

US Govt. orders women to wear 'idiot' sign board

Today, I read a news in cnn-ibnlive website that US government has asked a women to wear a signboard saying 'Only a idiot drives on side walk to avoid school bus' for breaking traffic rules.
She was caught on camera driving on a sidewalk to avoid a Cleveland school bus that was unloading children.

At first when i read the news, i felt if our govt. starts taking action for such incidents then, I don't know how many people will be wearing such signboard and standing at the Interaction....
Traffic Rules are very hardly followed in India. As soon as they sit in the driver's seat, their goal is to reach destination either by going on the road or foot path or over taking from the opposite way or honking as soon as signal goes green even if he is at the end of that traffic signal...
Just two days back, while driving I was struck in an intersection such that from all the four ways people were blocking and no where any one can go and everyone is blocking each other... on top of that shouting and yelling at each other as if they are perfect and other person is wrong.

These days Traffic Department is working hard and punishing people by fining people with some amount for parking in no-parking zone, coming in one way, riding without helmet etc..
But soon they should start charging for people changing lanes and not following lane rules... driving on pavement etc

Hope to see a disciplined driving in Bangalore sometime soon.....

Wednesday, 31 October 2012

Effects of Sandy Hurricane in namma bengaluru....

Wow.... what a morning. Its Wednesday, mid of the week. Since morning its windy, drizzling and chill outside. I waited for the rain to stop so that i can ride to office without getting drenched....
 It stopped for sometime but the traffic in Bangalore which everybody know how it will be during rainy days made me drag on the road for nearly one and a half an hour.

I usually take 30 mins to reach office and it today it was 1 hour 15 mins.... that extra 45 mins made me drench in the rain.

So while coming to office, I felt this rainfall might be due the effects of Sandy Hurricane which is hitting badly in eastern part of North America.
The havoc that has been created by this super storm is unimaginable. No power, flooding all major cities of US of America,  Subways and Railroads have been halted....

How India will react for such major disaster if it occurs ( touch hood.... lets not wish for it).
Just for a small drizzle, the traffic goes bad, drainage system will get block, Garbage dumps....dont even ask about it...trees falling on the road, power cuts..
We are still a developing country...Lets get prepared for this one first.....alva ??

It started raining heavily again... me sipping hot green tea and ending this post here... feeling like listening to the song "Rim Jhim ghire saavan...." sung by Lt.Kishore Kumar dont know the movie name, have to search in my collection.

Take care...Drive home safely :)

Namma maneya putta kaithota...

Yes.... I have started one of my favorite hobby Gardening from this month...

I always had the dream of having a garden of my own and growing plants and spending my leisure time in there. After so many discussions along with my family members, I got few yards in our parking area to start my Gardening. I had asked the contractor to leave that without filling any mud.

I might be having  around 10 x 3 area left for gardening.. and the depth around 2 feet. I asked few of the nearby nursery to start with as the amount of mud to be filled was more, I dont wanted to take any chances. The red soil costed around Rs.50 per each cement bag and the organic fertilizer Rs.120.
We needed around 80 cement bags  to fill that area. It was almost equivalent to one tractor load....:-)

The initial investment is bit high. But according to that Gardener (He was J.P Nagar 2nd Phase), we dont have worry about the soil and the fertilizer for the next 5 years it seems. So for me it costed around Rs.8000 including soil, fertilizers, plants (3 hibiscus, 5 Rose, 2 Sevanthi, 1 Nimbu and 1 Curry leaves) and Medicines (Neem powder and Rose Powder).
If you dont have ground space then you can always grow plants in pots... Grow plants and it will automatically grows your inner happiness....these words are coming from my experience. Try it out and see.

Planning to have few more plants in the coming days and will upload pics when the flowers bloom in them.

Thursday, 30 August 2012

Service to Society


Everyday while coming to office or while traveling from one place to another in bangalore city, I see things which I really feel to change or stop in what ever way i can.... But I am not able to in many things... You might be wondering what am i talking about ??

Its about basic civic sense... People just dont bother about others. They are ok if things are fine with them :(

Today while coming to office i saw

Pile of Garbages covering half of the road and this is the case in most of the bangalore localities these days as there is a big issue about garbage dumping area. It rained heavily last night. Vehicles were passing by on top of these garbages and it looked yuck for me to pass that stretch.... Nobody is bothered. The concerned persons are sitting in A/C room discussing what can be done for this issue.... It has not yet resolved and it is almost a week now.

People just throw their household garbage on top of this pile and forget about it.
If you any time get a chance to travel in Ittamadu road these days then please look for amount of plastic spread across the road... I am just talking abt the plastic lying arnd 4km stretch. Can you imagine what is the case of whole bangalore ??? How can I Help Society to get rid of this ??

I always carry a bag with me when i go out for shopping and avoid buying it outside and even if they offer for free i say No.
I dont buy any plastic food container and try to store food items either in Steel or Glass box.

Apart from this, my concern is also in


~ Cutting Trees  - When ever i see a tree is being axed, I literally feel for it. I hate to be in that place and unable to do anything to stop them.

~ wasting water - People will happy to get cavery water 24/7 but they dont to spend money on rain water harvesting.

~ Digging Borewells - In my area, everyday i hear this borewell digging noise. Every new house tht is being constructed take permission for borewell. In every street, nearly 4 to 5 borewells will be there. What will happen to mother earth, if keep digging her like this for nearly 700 to 1000 ft underneath. Strictly, There should be some rules and guidelines need to followed before giving permission to
them.

I Just want to know is there any way i can help society in resolving these issues..... !!!!!

Tuesday, 22 May 2012


10 Brainteasers to Test Our Mental Sharpness



To test your mental acuity, answer the following questions (no peeking at the answers!):
1. Johnny’s mother had three children. The first child was named April. The second child was named May. What was the third child’s name?
2. A clerk at a butcher shop stands five feet ten inches tall and wears size 13 sneakers. What does he weigh?
3. Before Mt. Everest was discovered, what was the highest mountain in the world?
4. How much dirt is there in a hole that measures two feet by three feet by four feet?
5. What word in the English language is always spelled incorrectly?
6. Billie was born on December 28th, yet her birthday always falls in the summer. How is this possible?
7. In British Columbia you cannot take a picture of a man with a wooden leg. Why not?
8. If you were running a race and you passed the person in 2nd place, what place would you be in now?
9. Which is correct to say, “The yolk of the egg is white” or “The yolk of the egg are white?”
10. A farmer has five haystacks in one field and four haystacks in another. How many haystacks would he have if he combined them all in one field?



Answers

1. Johnny.
2. Meat.
3. Mt. Everest. It just wasn’t discovered yet.
4. There is no dirt in a hole.
5. Incorrectly (except when it is spelled incorrecktly).
6. Billie lives in the southern hemisphere.
7. You can’t take a picture with a wooden leg. You need a camera (or iPad or cell phone) to take a picture.
8. You would be in 2nd place. You passed the person in second place, not first.
9. Neither. Egg yolks are yellow.
10. One. If he combines all his haystacks, they all become one big stack.
Okay, some of these are a bit corny. But they all illustrate several brain idiosyncrasies that affect how we make decisions in the world.
Thanks to the way our brain works, we have a very strong tendency to see what we want to see and what we expect to see. This has huge implications when studying our customers, markets, competitors, and other data that influences key business decisions.
When we only see what we want or expect to see, we miss competitive threats because our brain tells us a threat couldn’t possibly come from that direction. We miss opportunities because we only see what has worked in the past rather than what could be. And we miss major market shifts and changes in customer needs that seem obvious in hindsight but are easily overlooked when focusing on what we already know.

Our brain doesn’t like information gaps, so we tend to jump at the first answer/solution that looks good rather than take the time to examine all the data. This is especially true in a world where we receive more information every day than we have time to assimilate. Finally, our brains love to see patterns and make connections. This trait serves us well in many ways as we move through the world. But the brain doesn’t always get it right.
For example, how did you answer question #1 (be honest)? For most people, the first word that pops into their head is “June,” because the brain quickly spots the April/May/June pattern. Upon re-reading the question and analyzing the data, the answer “Johnny” becomes obvious.
And what about the man with the wooden leg? Your answer depends on how you interpret “with.” Does it refer to the man with the wooden leg or to the camera? A bit of a trick question, but it clearly illustrates how the language we use shapes the way we look at the world.
Perhaps the best example of how we miss things is the egg yolk question. Everybody knows egg yolks are yellow. But the question’s phrasing puts our attention on selecting the correct verb, so we overlook an obvious piece of data and an even more obvious answer.
We can’t change how the brain works – at least not yet. Give science another 50 years and who knows what our brains will be doing! For now, we can become more aware of how our brain works, then pause from time to time to consider what we’re missing. This includes the data we’re unconsciously screening out as well as different sources of data to counterbalance what we expect to see.
Get in the habit of teasing your brain. You’ll be amazed at what you end up seeing that you didn’t see before.

Source : www.forbes.com