Saturday, July 31, 2010

Monsoon Chit Chat...

When I started from Howrah to Hyderabad I decided to take a break atleast for 4 -5 months before working on anything except marketing ‘song of life’!! But I think writing is something I really got addicted to and here I am back again working on my new blog!!
Of course all credit goes to the weather in Hyderabad!! Its raining here for the past ten days!! And its real fun. I am absolutely replenished. And work is also going great!! So no complaints on anything.. All I do in my free time is to sit on the cement bench next to the road and watch people walking on the road near banjara hills.
As I am in a perfect happy mood ..let me write some jokes ( request : if u think they r PJ’s; plz don’t blame me)
1) Mom: - Son, go downstairs and pay the rent to owner
Geek: Lemme call him and take his account number; i will transfer it online!!

( Copyrights belong to me.. lol)

2) I watched a movie named ‘Darling’. As the name says this a love story; hero is playing tantrums to impress heroine ( girl is from Switzerland) So this fellow starts talking some crap about Switzerland to impress her. This girl turns furious; she reaches him and seriously teaches him how great india is ; when compared to Switzerland .. that therez lot of effection and love in india which you don’t find any where in the world n all that stuff. And hero seriously starts liking her more.. ( no personal statements here ; i am giving a third person narration)..
And guess what .. the scene fades to a beautiful location in Switzerland.. and a song starts between hero n heroine... lol.. lol..
Come on guys!! I know film making is all about money for many people; but still you must atleast respect ur characters.. you must atleast know what exactly you wanna show on the screen..!!
3) This joke is about myself; I am a very absent minded fellow and most of my friends know it.. well well.. some people still remember me as an ass you couldn’t expand CPU in a job interview.
So I started from howrah to hyd with a bag and a big cover stuffed with my clothes. I happily forgot everything about the cover got down in secunderabad station and directly went to swati tiffins nearby to have some breakfast!! And only after half an hour I understood that something was wrong!! And after five more minutes I understood that I left my all my clothes in the train !! I literally ran back to the station.. and the train left long back!!

So here I am ( with a single dress) and my mom told this to all our relatives and every one called me to know how I lost my dresses!! Cheers to life..

I am staying in Hyderabad in a hostel with my friend!! And all these fellows are preparing for civils!! And its real fun ... we can see those posters with writings like
“ Guidelines for next month: 1) No time waste 2) No unnecessary discussions 3) Complete seriousness!!.. needless to say what really happens is completely opposite !!
I see typical student gang here; playing cards all night and some dancing happily at night 11.30 dressed up in bunions and towels!! Not to mention those gossips on girls all night. If you are unlucky enough to receive a message from a girl saying “ good night and sweet dreams!!”.. consider yourself dead!! Not to mention those small biryani and thumps up parties they arrange at much of energies.. man I love this place!!

And let me end the blog with some of the discussions I had with a junior of mine regarding music!! A bit lengthy.. follow if ur really interested..

swathi: veena is going good; im all excited about it these days
me: excellent;i think i too must learn some instrument
swathi: welcome to the club
me: sure sure
so; tell me more about veena
all technical stuff if ur free
swathi: oh yeah
veena has seven strings
four for notes, and three for rhythm indication
rhythm in music is called talam
and ragam is a unique selection of notes, which will be used all over the composition
each string plays two octaves
and a total of eight octaves can be played on the veena
me: slow slow; what are notes?
i mean lay in terms
swathi: note is a select frequency
me: okay
swathi: every note is separated by a frequency of 16th root of 2
me: awesome; resonance stuff right?
swathi: yes\
see, sa and ri are separated by a frequency of 16th root of 2
if sa is played on x, ri is played on x into 16th root of two
me: oh god; this is superb
swathi: so, there are sixteen notes, between the lower sa and higher sa
but we play eight
it seems to rain here also
me: excellent
swathi: so, when you play from sa, as ri, ga, ma pa da ni sa,
you double the frequency
me: we will up the frequency
swathi: ya up the frequency
me: and the beauty lies in giving the right frequency change?
and then get down?
swathi: yes
the frequencies you choose
see, in music
esp instrumental
me: oh god; its great even to listen this
swathi: there are two kinds of instruments
one is discreet, like the piano
the diff between indian classical music and western classical music is that in indian, we emphasise on continuity;western ppl emphasise on discreteness
string instruments and vocal instruments are the continuous treads
indian music is very elaborate, btu so poorly documented
me: what r vocal instruments?
swathi: flute
me: okay
swathi: drums, piano are discrete
you cant generate continuous music in them
me: okay
yup...i see more continuation in veena;but in piano
we go part by part
swathi: yeah;veena is said to be a divine istrument used in ancient time for tapasu ;it has been given a lot of significance in the vedas
if you knew, sama veda is about music.. it is said to have that concentration increasing and stress relieving ability in its music
me: okay
swathi: it is a combination of math and physics to play the instrument;you remember the string problems we used to do in 12th
me: yup
swathi: we basically change the effective length of the string to change the frequency of the note
by pressing it onto a wedge
me: okay; same is the case with guitar
swathi: yeah;all string instruments mostly
i dont know all that, but it is really good after you play
me: cool.. stress relief aah
swathi: like something reverberating in your mind... about three four hours, you can feel the reverberations around you
i play for an hour, and feel that for three four hours
me: excellent
i am going to learn one after some years
swathi: im sure you will love it
but be careful about the instrument you choose
me: oh; why?
swathi: you must like the music of it;then the experience is best
you will like to play all the more and you get to be all the more
me: okay;how i will know what will be good for me?
swathi: listen to various instruments and see
me: oh okay; the most mystifying for me was flute
swathi: :)
my committment to veena has been serendipity..but im loving it
classical music is a whole discipline in itself;no wonder ppl pursued it academically
me: absolutelly correcti feel; we will learn right manners in this
swathi: yeah
but it is good to see the physics behind things also
me: yup
swathi: it is so intellectually engaging, trust me
me: yup got it
swathi: hmm..
im eating off ppls brain with this infactuation these days
me: We will be waiting for your concert then!!
swathi: :) nt really learning for a concert
but yes, i can play for ppl, not for fame
me: thats the best reason to give a concert
swathi: but the art is great you know..i am getting realy engrossed into it
me: awesome ;glad to here this;to tell the truth; i dont know about music much;
swathi: my teacher is awesome
me: great...but classic music ; i always sit n listen
there is that peace in it

Keep rockin
3 cheers

Tuesday, July 6, 2010


As I said ; I am going to keep some good works of my friends in my blog.
This particular blog; is written by Vishlesh.. 3 cheers to him!!
In the past few months, I have been bombarded by series of illogical questions that are unending and boringly repetitive. I have answers for all these questions, but I wanted to keep them for myself, it makes no point for me to propagate my ideology or to convince the speaker that I am right in my choice. They wanted me to go for my further education, to add value to myself, frankly at age of 23 you are pretty well molded into an organization, that any education that comes in the future has to be felt with the soul and heart, you cant go on pursuing something just for a future or for career or for money. I never had any kind of attachment or planning for future, whatever you plan, things are going to happen as they are bound to happen, life is just like flowing river and the banks on the either sides are experiences you gain from the past. Just as the river passes through a fertile soil carries this soil to other bank and makes it fertile. They always put two options before me, going for management education or going for technical education. I always found them unworthy. What is the need of pursuing management? What were you doing before that?, For me my life is my business and I have been managing it properly, we talk to people and manage getting our work done, we manage our time, we manage our relationships, we manage to understand psychologies of people and try to deal with them in their way, what more can management teach me, if its just finance or just other things just give me good books I will learn for myself, why do run after degrees?? If u get a degree from a prestigious institute, you become product of that brand and lose the brand value which you have had for yourself.
And for getting into technology there is a much better option than your college way, get you lot of books, this technology is just unpredictable and ever changing, so the things you learn today are just going to be obsolete in a few days, and the knowledge you have gained wouldn’t help you in anyway. Don’t pursue a degree rather pursue knowledge. I want to experience knowledge, I want my experiences to drift like feathers in the wind, let my eyes see the beauty and my heart feel the sensation of beauty, for me this is what life is meant for pursuing experiences rather than degrees. Experiencing is a phenomenon that happens before an invention, a scientist creates his model in his mind and then replicates that in a mathematical model and supports his view, so the first step to this comes from experiencing. When I was reading about aromatic nature of benzene, the scientist had a dream of serpents moving in a circle with each of its head attached to its tail. Experiencing is predecessor of understanding a subject, every subject has a frequency to which a student has to adapt to. When it comes to art, experiencing is knowledge, and experiencing is everything, In case of arts and philosophy, what is true today holds life long, there are no rules and regulation; a man can follow his free will.
After the blog conversation!!
bandla: check this one out
challa: yup
on my way
bandla: after a long time i wrote something
challa: good man
keep writing
if i like it
i gotta keep it in my blog
bandla: ok fine
Sent at 10:33 AM on Wednesday
challa: superb one man
bandla: thanks sir..
i felt like words gushing out like water from hot i just started writing something.....
after a long time i felt good
by writing
challa: good
bandla: too serious stuff to be put on a blog
challa: its our blog man
we write whatever we like
bandla: yeah thats true.