Tuesday, July 10, 2007

IT Punches

Kannaaa, Panninga dhaan office kku kootamaa 9 manikku pogum..

Singam singleaa 12 manikku dhaan varum... :)

Naan oru singa kuttinu sonnanae ippovavadhu nambareengala


Due to unavoidable reasons, a change in the punch dialogue:

Kannaaa, Panninga dhaan office kku kootamaa 9 manikku pogum..

Singam singleaa 8 manikke poiedum :(

Sunday, June 17, 2007

Make Way For THE BOSS
















No of Days Completed: 2 Days
No of Shows in Chennai over the last two days: 216
Average Theatre Occupancy: Do I need to say that!!!
Collection over the last Two days in Chennai: 58,56,804























"Paera kaettaale Chumma Adhirudhulla"

Saturday, June 16, 2007

Airports

Have been through quite some airports in the past few months and thought would post my observations about these airports. Well let's start with our very own Bangalore Airport.

Bangalore Airport:

First of all this is not an airport at all ;-(. It is an HAL airbase which is being used as a stop gap solution till the International Airport comes up at Devanahalli. With the terrific growth of IT in bangalore, this airport is crumbling under pressure to handle the huge traffic. If you think I am talking about the huge traffic jams and parking problems in Airport raod and the airport entrance, that is not the only problem. Do you know that even aircraft pilots are cribbing about no parking available for their planes!!! Confused, well this happens almost daily at the Bangalore airport. Lufthansa and AirFrance flights depart within half an hour gap and the airport has only one international terminal gate. So the AirFrance flight has to wait till the Luftansa departs to get the parking spot. Its funny to see the bewildered looks on the passenger's faces when the announcement comes that the AirFrance flight is delayed due to non availability of parking space!!!! Leaves people wondering if that was a Just for Gags trick :-)

But should say there are quite some visible improvements in the international terminal like the new deep blue AirFrance counter, streamlining of the emigration and customs counters. With the number of flights increasing everyday, the authorities are struggling to manage with the limited resources and hopefully the new airport will get ready on time to take the load off the HAL airport.

Chennai Airport:

Haven't been through the international terminal at Chennai but had been at the national Kamaraj terminal a couple of times. Pretty huge and organized compared to its Bangalore counterpart. The time that I was there, there were a line of Kingfisher airlines flights departing around that time and Mallya's ladies in their bright red minis were adding a lot of glamour to the airport. Ya you guessed it, I rate the Chennai airport as the best airport in the world :-). Should say that Mallya's style of calling passengers as "guests" is really unique. Truly stands by his quote that "We are not in aviation business but in hospitality business".

The national terminal has 5 gates and is kept pretty busy with flights continously landing and taking off. Also noticed that almost every flight was leaving "on time", something very uncommon in India. But at the current rate of growth of Indian aviation industry, the airport could soon become a bottleneck. Would you believe it, a small town San Antonio in US (comparable with Salem) had 15 gates in a single terminal in its national airport. Hope the airport authorities realize it and proactively take steps to expand the airport facilities.

Have been away from active blogging for quite some time. Didn't want to start off again with a small post saying "Will try to start posting actively" and get into hibernation mode again. So have started off with a proper post and look out for the next post on other international airports in the world that I have been through sooooon....

Cheers,
Agent Pal

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Thursday, December 07, 2006

Sidhuisms

I'm sure u can imagine its an unimaginable honour to live here...

I know that humanbeings and fish can coexist peacefully...

You can't take a high horse and then climb a low road

And I believe what I believe is right!!!

Not one doubt in my mind....that we will fail..

If you are wondering when Sidhu had talked all these wonderful Sidhuisms, you are mistaken. These were the amazing creations of the most powerful man on earth, Mr. President George W Bush.

Well...that's just not it...Here are a few more...

It will take time to restore chaos - guess that's why he got a second term in office!!!

in order for us to discuss the framework sorry the
ground work not framework, the groundwork to discuss a framework for peace... - now I know why all these peace talks fail!!!

During the last few months I've been trained by AlQaeda... - I thought AlQaeda were very good at training people!!!

I call upon all nations to do everything they can to stop these "terrorist killers" - Now that's one of the very few meaningful statements he made.

If you don't believe it, have a look at this video.

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-274981837129821058&q=genre%3Acomedy

Don't miss the pat he gives on some female speaker's butt!!! Not sure who she is.

Man I still can't believe that the americans elected this guy for a second term in office.

Guess Bush interviews would easily win the best Comedy Program award!!!

Have fun watching the video.

Cheers
Pal

Saturday, October 07, 2006

The Whisky Tycoon

Kudi kudiyai kedukkum is a well known adage. But ever heard of "Kudi Cityai kattum". Well to know how, visit Vittal Mallya Road in Bangalore. The huge skyscrapers being constructed by UB group owned by Vijay Mallya called UB city.

One man who consistently appears on both Page 1 and Page 3, Vijay Mallya, the businessman with a difference. While Indian IT tycoons are busy grabbing and executing projects from international firms, the beer boy went ahead and acquired the leading international breweries firm, Shaw Wallace.

When Indian airliners were offering low cost, no frills flights, the high flier launched Kingfisher on the Pay and Enjoy model, making a mark with the quality service and of course the charming (short-skirted, glossy-lipped, cherubic women of mallya - courtesy KK) air hostesses :-).

Can be aptly called India's Richard Branson. Expecting a "Getting the Kick" in the same lines as "Losing my Virginity".

Friday, August 25, 2006

Do you accept?

"I accept the terms in the license agreement"

Does that sound familiar? The small radio button that appears below the neverending text called license agreement. Ever tried scrolling down and reaching the bottom of this text. Based on the latest results, the guiness record is held by an American who kept scrolling for 2 months and 13 days continously to reach the half way mark in the license agreement of Microsoft Vista Beta. Microsoft officials have stated that the Guiness record is void since only half of the license agreement is completed so far and the continous delay and postment in the Vista release is mainly due to the time taken to complete the License agreement!!

Well, I wonder if anybody even cares to see what is written there. I remember seeing user manuals which say "The license agreement screen appears, click the button showing I accept the terms and click next". Even they don't talk about reading the agreement. So what is the use of these huge documents. Is the user bound to a legal agreement just because he clicked the button. I doubt if this can be used as a proof in any courts.

All these industry standards that somehow don't make any sense at all to me.

If you have read the above crap and agree with it, then go ahead and spread my message across. If you do not agree then go to hell.

Cheers,
Robo Pal

Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Orkut Rocks

Was just roaming around in the Orkut communities when I noticed something interesting. On the PSGITNetwork community page, have a look at the related communities section.


This contains the communities started by each batch of PSG IT students. No idea how Orkut had discovered that but a truly amazing tool for social networking. Google continues to be the undisputed leader in mining for data and patterns on the web.

Yes, it is a norm that every group name in PSG must end with a ‘z’ (of course we the Tomahawks are always unique). A simple rule to know if a profile on Orkut belongs to a PSG Techian, just check out his communities to see if any of the names end with a ‘z’. If so then he is surely from PSG. This rule has been verified to be 95% true.

Again yes, you guessed it right, I do spend 95% of my browsing time on Orkut. Yet again, you are right, I spend 95% of my Orkutting time on Figure Finder!!!

Looks like there is a new post on the Figure Finder Community….so time to get back to Orkut.

Cheers,
Agent Pal