Sunday, December 12, 2010

Gen

I look at the clock and there's about 40 minutes for my class; thought I could write a quickie in the time remaining. Well, first I thought to write about why the Congress party keep ruling at the center despite having record number of scandals in their reign. Is it the public or weak opposition? But then with my minimum amount of knowledge about the scams and the political facts and figures I thought it would be better to drop the idea and would like to know if you have any answer :-/ (got to start reading one of these days)

With the way the Ashes is turning out I thought this is the right time for an India-England test series as both seem very confident. Would like to have your thoughts on that too. My favourite English player Cook has been brilliant in the series so far with a half-century, a century and an unbeaten double as well!

All set for end term exams and my Hyd trip. Munaf is leaving for the states, hope to meet the rest of the gang. Of course all the movies will be covered, that's an integral part of any Hyd trip. Planned a lot of shopping this time around. Some necessities like a new mobile, specs, shoes etc.. Hope to have a great trip.

Everyone had a great French Nite party with the exchange students here. In fact, was one of the hosts as a member of Int. Rel. Comm.. The food was great, had some fun events organized by the French students.

Fell in love with Tumse hi Tumse song from Anjaana Anjaani. Was listening in repeat mode and now added to my favourites' playlist.

Lots of day dreaming about long term goals going on and don't know how much of it will materialize :| I believe future will always come as a surprize so let us leave it there. Want to close the post saying that we should beat our inhibitions and chase our dreams to actually look back and say that we lived the way we wanted to. (saying that to myself a lot these days; not preaching)

Sayonara! Comment Puhleeeeeeeeeez.








Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Courage-Will-Sacrifice

Major Sandeep Unnikrishnan: On the night of 26 Nov 2008, several iconic buildings in South Mumbai were attacked by terrorists. One of the buildings where the terrorists held people hostage was the 100-year old Taj Mahal Palace Hotel.

Major Unnikrishnan was the team commander of 51 SAG deployed in the operation at the Taj Mahal Hotel to rid the building of terrorists and rescue the hostages. He entered the hotel in a group of 10 commandos and reached the sixth floor through the staircase. As the team descended the stairs, they sensed the terrorists on the third floor. The terrorists had held a few women as hostages in a room and locked it from the inside. After breaking open the door, the round of fire by the terrorists hit Commando Sunil Yadav, who was Major Unnikrishnan's buddy partner.[13]

Major Unnikrishan led his team from the front and engaged the terrorists in a fierce gunfight. He arranged for Commando Sunil Yadav's evacuation and regardless of personal safety, chased the terrorists who, meanwhile, escaped to another floor of the hotel, and while doing so Major Sandeep continuously engaged them.[14] In the encounter that followed, he was shot from the back, seriously injured and succumbed to injuries.

“Do not come up, I will handle them”, were probably the last words which Major Unnikrishnan told his men as he was hit by bullets while engaging well armed terrorists inside the Taj Hotel, Mumbai during Operation Black Tornado.[3]

SI Tukaram Omble: Omble overtook the Skoda and stopped in front of it, forcing the driver of the car to swerve right and hit the divider. With the terrorists momentarily distracted, Omble sprang toward one of them, Ajmal Kasab, and gripped the barrel of the AK47 rifle with both hands. With the barrel pointing towards Omble, Kasab pulled the trigger, hitting Omble in the abdomen. Omble collapsed, but held on to the gun till he lost consciousness, which likely stopped Kasab from shooting others.
The other police, who by that time had killed the other terrorist, Ismail, captured Kasab.

"Kasab started firing from his AK47 as soon as he saw that we were coming to catch him," says Govilkar. Baudankar says that Assistant Sub Inspector Tukaram Omble was hit by the bullets as he was the first to charge towards Kasab armed with just a stick. "All those who were with Omble survived as he stood like a shield," adds Kadam. "When we saw that Omble was not letting go of the terrorist's gun, we knew we could not let his sacrifice go in vain. He held on and we completed his unfinished task," his colleague Sanjay Govilkar said.



Monday, October 11, 2010

Review: Mahesh Khaleja

"Comedy cheste nene cheyalroy" is a dialogue by Mahesh in the movie and it gives you the complete picture of what to expect from the movie.

Mahesh Babu is back after 3 years and like never before. All the criticism that he doesn't utter more dialogues can rest in peace as he leaves the critics nothing to point at this time around. He is a treat to watch in action sequences.

Anushka does well and is limited to songs in the 2nd half. Rao Ramesh and Shafi played the best roles in their careers, especially Shafi deserves a mention for his portrayal of 'Siddha'- the devotee of Raju, taxi driver.

Dialogues by Trivikram are excellent in places and sound repetitive in some. Overall he succeeded in presenting a new Mahesh to silver screen.

Music by Mani Sharma is not his best. Only 2-3 songs may impress the audience but the BGM is effective.

The negative points could be the under utilization of other roles, the whole plot-revealing in last part of the movie making the screenplay look complicated and lengthy, super human stunts at some places like the Scorpio-wheel-popping stunt.

If you can live with the coincidences in the 2nd half which corroborate the villagers' belief that the protagonist is God, you are in for a treat. Irrespective of how the movie does in the long run, its definitely a milestone in Mahesh career as he dons the comedy and loud drama departments which were untouched by him.

The climax fight also deserves applause as it was shot in a very fresh manner with high emotional appeal.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Best events in graduation

Some of the best moments of my life:

1. Dr. A P J Abdul Kalam visit- 04/02/2009:

Awesome speech and experience- Inauguration of Tech Fest Quark


Found this post by a student from AP who visited our campus to participate in the fest and was ecstatic to meet the ex president: http://www.indiastudychannel.com/resources/72877-My-Experience-with-Abdul-Kalam.aspx

2. KK Live- 07/11/2009:

Memorable 3.5 hours with 25 wonderful songs including Cheliya Cheliya from Gharshana- Special night in Cultural Fest Waves


3. Pt. Hariprasad Chaurasia- 06/02/2009:

SPICMACAY BITS-Pilani Goa Campus chapter was inaugurated by Padmashri Dr. Kiran Seth and by Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia


4. Vidya Balan visit- 06/11/2009:


She was one of the judges for Fashion Parade event in Cultural Fest Waves



5. Ugadi Celebrations- every year:

With the huge number of Telugus on campus, it was our responsibility to make Ugadi big every year- Ugadi pachadi in breakfast, special lunch, culturals with panchanga shravanam, telugu movie screening- it was job well done every year.


6. Magadheera Screening:

Booked a show and a satellite screening at a local theater


7. Large number of other events:

DJ Nights, events in Waves and Quark, dance performances by Vineeth, Swagath, singing by Eknath, Futsal, movie screenings in audi and many more...

Three and a half years I will never forget and never get back- Thank You BPGC

Friday, July 23, 2010

The language is Telugu and the state is Andhra Pradesh

There is enormous mutual respect between Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu. The states were under Madras province under British rule but seems like many don't realize that we have come a long way since then and Andhra Pradesh now has a distinct identity with a beautiful capital in Hyderabad. The inspiration to this post is the misnomer very often used by people from other parts of India i.e. calling us as Madrasis. The worst part is saying "whatever" when we try to correct them.

  • Telugu is the third most-spoken language in India (74 million native speakers according to the 2001 census) and is 15th in the Ethnologue list of most-spoken languages worldwide.

  • Hyderabad hosts huge number of IT MNCs with Microsoft having their largest outside-US R&D and facebook opening its first center in India.

  • Airport: 5th best in the world and the best in India award by Airports Council International
http://www.aci.aero/cda/aci_common/display/main/aci_content07_c.jsp?zn=aci&cp=1-7-46^35015_666_2__

  • Tollywood produces highest number of movies per year and the state and city hold records for highest number of theaters and audience in their respective categories.

So, please try to remember "Telugu" and "Andhra Pradesh" before generalizing South Indians for your convenience. We respect our language and expect you to respect our feelings.

Monday, July 5, 2010

BBT quotes- You'll enjoy them even if you haven't watched the show!

Penny: I'm a Sagittarius, which probably tells you way more than you need to know.

Sheldon: Yes, it tells us that you participate in the mass cultural delusion that the sun's apparent position relative to arbitrarily defined constellations at the time of your birth somehow affects your personality.
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Penny: If Leonard comes to know that I lied to him, I would absolutely die of embarrassment.

Sheldon: Physiologically impossible.
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Leonard: You are not Isaac Newton.
Sheldon: No, no, that's true. Gravity would have been apparent to me without the apple.
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Sheldon: You know, it's amazing how many super villains have advanced degrees. Graduate schools should do a better job of screening those people out.
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Sheldon: You bought me a present? Why would you do such a thing? I know you think you're being generous, but the foundation of gift giving is reciprocity. You haven't given me a gift, you've given me an obligation. The essence of the custom is that I now have to go out and purchase for you a gift of commensurate value and representing the same perceived level of friendship as that represented by the gift you've given me. Ah, it's no wonder suicide rates skyrocket this time of year. Oh, I brought this on myself by being such an endearing and important part of your life...
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Sheldon: A fear of heights is illogical. A fear of falling, on the other hand, is prudent and evolutionary.
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Penny: I give up. He's impossible!
Sheldon: I can't be impossible; I exist! I think what you meant to say is, 'I give up; he's improbable'.
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Sheldon: In A World Of Emoticons, I'm Colon Capital D
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Sheldon: What are you talking about?
Leonard: The cultural paradigm in which people have sex after 3 dates.
Sheldon: I see. Now, are we talking date the social interaction or date the dried fruit?
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Sheldon: Why are you crying?
Penny: Because I'm stupid!
Sheldon: That's no reason to cry. One cries because one is sad. For example, I cry because others are stupid, and that makes me sad.
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Sheldon: I made tea.
Leonard: I don't want tea.
Sheldon: I didn't make tea for you. This is my tea.
Leonard: Then why are you telling me?
Sheldon: It's a conversation starter.
Leonard: That's a lousy conversation starter.
Sheldon: Oh, is it? We're conversing. Checkmate.
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Sheldon: My new computer came with Windows 7. Windows 7 is much more user-friendly than Windows Vista......I don't like that.

Friday, May 7, 2010

Nostalgia

kacheguda
guntakal
hubli
vasco
taxi
ananth ashram
temptations
zuari
main gate
AH5
common room
tv
football
cricket
carroms
night outs near raghuveer's room
my comp and movies
DC
FIFA
CS
Shopping Center
Atish cafe
mess
bank
saloon
laundry
stationary
ice n spice
nescafe
mongi
insti cafe
Shahi
ftp
LT
Audi
Lib
CC
Jhopdi
Mini jhopdi
maggi
zephyr
quark
waves
spree

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Faking News- IPL

This post is an inspiration from fakingnews website where lots of spoof articles are found on current happenings. Note: I have nothing against IPL

DC vs CSK Semi fixed

The highly rated DC vs CSK Semi Final, which concluded a short while ago, has come under the scanner of SBI, the investigation agency. Reports have been pouring in that the match was clearly fixed and shockingly, the players themselves have come out and accepted the same. Almost all the players voiced the same opinion that as the IPL chairman Malit Lodi is about to be sacked, they have decided to reveal the fixing episode.

First signs of fixing were noticed by the SBI team when they saw Dhoni complaining that he lost his mobile, during every match. "We simply could not believe that a person can be stupid enough to lose so many mobiles during IPL season, that cannot be just a coincidence", said the chief of SBI, speaking exclusively to Faking News.

With the players eager to reveal all the fixing info we ran for the main suspect himself, M S Dhoni who said, "We know its tough to win against Deccan Chargers, they have been winning continuously. So, I met the team and offered them Maxx mobiles, one each, but had to accept the demand for 2 mobiles by Symonds(laughing)"

But, can a Maxx mobile have so much influence on the players? Dhoni didn't think so either and so he ran back to the DC dressing room and shouted, " Are you INQ?". That's right, he offered them AIRCEL pocket internet connection as well. Now that's something you cannot say no to!

Reports have been pouring in that Dhoni met the Mumbai Indians team as well and he has offered Orient PSPO fans. Its summer and Dhoni knows his audience!

Friday, April 16, 2010

India at T20 WC

In a few days, the all dramatic IPL comes to an end and not long after, the real action kicks off with T20 world cup in West Indies. Though we have a poor record playing there in recent times, I hope the team comes good. The selectors have done their job and picked the squad. Lets see what they went for and why!

MS Dhoni (capt & wk), Virender Sehwag, Gautam Gambhir, Yuvraj Singh, Suresh Raina, Yusuf Pathan, Dinesh Karthik, Ravindra Jadeja, Zaheer Khan, Praveen Kumar, Ashish Nehra, Harbhajan Singh, Piyush Chawla, Vinay Kumar, Rohit Sharma

My Starting 11: MS Dhoni (capt & wk), Virender Sehwag, Gautam Gambhir, Yuvraj Singh, Suresh Raina, Rohit Sharma, Yusuf Pathan, , Ravindra Jadeja, Zaheer Khan, Ashish Nehra, Harbhajan Singh



MS Dhoni (capt & wk): Though he plays some uncanny shots(:D), he is a very good batsman and the best captain in recent times. Analyzes the situation well, never loses calm and brings out the results so a very obvious pick in the side and for captaincy.

Virender Sehwag: Hes like Adam Gilchrist for DC. When he gets going, the powerplay itself can produce 80 runs. Though am not sure if his bowling can be used on Windies pitches, he is a must pick for his batting.

Gautam Gambhir: My favorite batsman,lately. Plays real intelligent shots and has the potential to bat for more than 10 overs. My 1st choice opener and a definite pick.

Yuvraj Singh: 36 runs in an over; so, hes in!

Suresh Raina: Needs to bring his CSK form to national team. Has immense potential. Can keep the run rate flying with his sixes. Decent bowler as well. Excellent fielder. In!

Rohit Sharma: Finisher! Can fire in the end overs and put a high score on board when batting first or chase a high required rate as well. Excellent fielder and he too needs to take his IPL form to national level. In!

Yousuf Pathan: Afridi of India! Deals in sixes when required and a useful middle order batsman for quick scoring.

Ravindra Jadeja: Can play a stable innings when required in the middle order. Useful in bowling too. All rounders are the need of the day and so hes in!

Harbhajan Singh: The only full time spinner I picked because Windies pitches offer a lot to pacers. He can swing the bat too! Will be a useful bowler to keep run rate in check and pick 1 or 2 wickets as well.

Zaheer Khan: First choice pacer for us and has huge responsibility to perform well as the pitches favor pacers a lot.

Ashish Nehra: Hes not a sure shot pick and finds competition from Praveen Kumar as Nehra is a lefty again like Zaheer. But he can bowl economically while Praveen may not be consistent with his economy rate.

If our batsmen click, considering we have 7 good ones, we can go on to win this one! Lets hope for the best and cheer them!

Players I would've liked to find in the squad: Pragyan Ojha, RP Singh, Murali Karthik

But Why!

I recently bumped into a question in "How should we behave in a 5 star restaurant?". At first I thought it was a decent question but then after giving it some thought I wondered "Do we need to act?"

I mean we are the ones paying for the overpriced food and the tax(which equals the food price elsewhere). Who are we supposed to impress! Why cant we behave like we do in any other place!

Its the waiters who have to worry about everything they say or do to maintain the decorum of the place. Should we join them! Cant we eat like we always do, talk like we always do!

Why is calling the waiter "Bhaiyya" a sin suddenly! Why are our own languages disturbing on our own land!

Its totally understandable if you need to impress the persons accompanying you or sitting next to your table (you know what I mean). Otherwise whats the point!

Thats my take on it. No offense meant to regulars (am not one).

Monday, March 15, 2010

XIMB GDPI

I was waiting outside the room, chatting with a girl about the probable questions based on the feedback given by candidates who came out earlier. 2 of them were asked major cities in Orissa. This girl said that she knows only Bhubaneshwar(college unnadhe akkada adhi telikunda ela untundi :P). I said I know Bhubaneshwar and Cuttack(antha kante manaki matram em telisi chachindile). I was called in.

3 people were present sitting far from each other.(kottukunnaremo)
Good Morning Sirs!

Good Morning Sudheer! Sit down please!

Thank You Sir!

So, Sudheer tell me something about yourself

I am Sudheer(vaallaki telsule) Sir. I did my schooling at Hyderabad till 12th.

Louder! Are you nervous?

A bit Sir.This is my 1st bschool GDPI

Well you need not be (cha naaku istam mari)

I am in my final year of graduation-Chemical Engineering from BITS Pilani Goa Campus. Currently I am working at Ultratech Cements in Anantapur dist. of A.P. as part of curriculum; its called Practice School 2.

Sudheer, I find your performance a bit amazing. Is this 6.29 out of 10 or 8?

10 Sir

How many students are there in your class?

Around 60 Sir

That means you'll be among 20 from the last?

Yes Sir 15-20 from the last

Why is that? You had 94.8 and 95.8 in boards.

Complacent nature because of joining a reputed college and staying away from home for the first time.

So you enjoyed!

First year performance was abysmal Sir. I tried to pick up from there and will end up with 6.94 by the time I graduate.

You went to beaches and all?

No Sir. I went to beach only once and lost my phone so never went again (they laughed; naa phone pothe meeku navostunda :x)

What will be your next performance based on these figures? Tell me as a maths student.

It'll improve Sir. First it increased from 10th to 12th then it decreased so the pattern says it should increase (navveskunnaru)

What do you expect your CG would be out of 8 at XIMB?

7 Sir

Thats Ambitious! Where does Chemical Engineering fit in a cement industry? (industry lo kaaka intlo untunda pani)

Chemical Engineers are required in any industry involving large scale processes with heat and mass transfer.

What are the major problems faced by a cement industry?

In the place where i am working..

No tell me general problems.. You must've gone around the plant, right?

Yes Sir. Managing human resources is a problem and sometimes they have to shut down whole plant for maintenance.

They do that?

Yes Sir they shut it down 35 days a year

So what is the 2nd law of Thermodynamics? (adigesava karma)

*Blank look-trying to remember something which is not even there*

Ok tell me the 1st law atleast (Cha teliste 2nd law ki cheppesevadini numbers pattimpu peddhaga ledhu manaki)

*Same blank look and long pause; mind lo energy conservation etc. running but didnt speak up*

Ok why do you want to do an MBA now?

*Answer secret* :P

But you'll know that when you work for a while say 1 or 2 years

Yes Sir but *secret* :P

What are your interests?

Playing and watching football, reading some books

Which position do you play?

Defense

Where? (vinapadaleda cheppaga)

Defense

I mean the position (adha nee godava)

Centre back

Do you know ***** (gurtuledu)

No Sir

You are preparing for MBA and you dont know that author? (maradhe teliyalani rule undha)

No Sir

What is the last book you read?

Seven Habits of Highly Effective People (sagam kuda chadavaledu aa habits enti ani adigunte padedhi bokka)

Aah your coaching institute must ve told you

No Sir a lecturer from BITS

Who wrote that book?

Stephen Covey Sir

What does he do?

He was a Harvard graduate and Professor

How many rupees is a dollar?

American dollar Sir? (:P)

Yes American

40 to 45 Sir

You may as well say 1 to 100 (ani navveskunnadu kullu joke)

Around 45 Sir

Who decides that? RBI? Obama? Who?

It varies depending on the inflation in these countries Sir and the foreign exchange

Thank You Sudheer!

Thank You Sirs!

Friday, March 5, 2010

Sudheer-Magadheera

Don't know why IIMs are so kind to me that they don't want me to take the trouble of traveling to attend their GD-PI sessions. Instead of accepting defeat for conducting CAT so horribly they now are making things worse by showing that even they lost belief in their own exam. They came up with weird shortlisting criteria and God knows why we had to write CAT in first place when people above 99.9 are still waiting for a single call! The rest of the post is a movie spoof and is in Telugu.

Me: M(Magadheera) IIM Representative: S (Sher Khan)

S: Mocks lo King. 100 percentile thaggani peddha veerudu.. Maansingh nuvvu cheppina charitra uttha burra katha ani ippude nirupista chudu... Ey Bhairava neeku okka call kuda rakunda chustanani maaticha... CAT voucher konakunda naa kaallaki salaam kotti po... ninnu GRE tho vadilesta

M: Nenu neeku maatistunna Sher Khan... Aa CAT paper rayanivvu ninnu nee IIM janalni praanalatho odilesta

S: Naaku prana bhiksha pedatava! Khuda hu main! Nee ontlo roshamunte nee kathalo nijamunte slots lo toughest slot neekista 100% kottu IIMA lo seat neeke ichesta

M: Evaru cheyaleni questions vetiki maree pampinchu

S: Vaatini chustene nuvvu sagam chastav raa

M: Ekkuvaina parledu lekka thakku kakunda chusko

S: okka question odilina nuvvu odinattera

M: okoka question kaadhu Sher Khan anni questions oke sari immanu

S: ee pogaru maatallo kadhuraa exam lo chupinchu...

S: okati rendu... iravai aidhu... nalabhai... yabhai thommidi... aravai!

M: chaala Sher Khan inko aravai question lu adugutava

S: Shabhash! Bhairava! Intha kalam CAT peru vinte exam ki raakunda unna students ni paper chuste bhayam tho paaripoina vallani chusanra.. question lu raakapoina istamochinatu edokati pette dhairyanni mottamodhati sari chustunna raa!


After results:

S: Bhairava! Kammukuntunna ee kaaru cheekatlu ninnu mingesayani virraveegutunnay raa... nuvvu mande suryudivani vaatiki telidu.... ee roju neeku call raakapovachugaaka kani edoka roju IIM calls anni sadhinchataniki malli CAT rastav raa malli CAT rastav raa Bhairava!


PS: malli raayanu po :P

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Made For Each Other

Some scenes appear tailor-made for the actor. My personal list of such scenes and actors:

Chiranjeevi: The scene where Rao Gopal Rao gets him drunk in Gharana Mogudu

Venkatesh: The scene where Soundarya calls him onto the stage in the climax of Raja

Mahesh Babu: MMTS-Khairtabad Hero scene in Pokiri

Pawan Kalyan: Sidhu Sidharth Roy scene in climax of Khushi

Jr.NTR: The killing spree after his sister dies in Simhadri

Prabhas: 'Sailu naadhi' scene from Varsham

Add your picks in comments

Friday, February 12, 2010

Brilliance and Stupidity!

Hey folks! Just watched 'Yuganiki Okkadu'(YO). Though the movie appeals only to a select audience, the visual grandeur is breathtaking. Considering movies like Magadheera and YO, we are making great progress technically. Kudos to producers like Allu Arvind and Raveendran(produced Tagore, Ghajini) for Magadheera and YO respectively and of course to the real heroes Rajamouli(Magadheera) and Selva Raghavan(7/G, AMAV, YO).

Coming to the point of the post: Before I could bask in the pride of increasing standards in the industry, I happened to go through a debate in the blog of a noted hero's relative, who is a technician himself. He wrote an article comparing records of Magadheera and Adhurs because some people claimed that Adhurs will beat the records of Magadheera. To start with, the comparison itself is a pathetic one as one movie was a periodic film and the other is just another commercial flick. This blogger-cum-producer need not react to such claims, but he did! This opened up a debate in the comments section of the article with fans spilling their boiling blood in the form of comments.



One says Magadheera is purely a technical film and the other says Adhurs is a hit because of Brahmanandam! A third guy chips in: "Pokiri had a dream run of 175 days in 59 centers whereas Magadheera could manage just 3 centers and Pokiri created an all time record with a 4 show houseful run in a theater for 66 days continuously"

Common people like you and me may not understand that a successful movie is the effort of some brilliant minds working together but at least a person inside the industry shouldn't go about spurring debate with his blog. This is when I felt that in our industry, we successfully married Stupidity to Brilliance and we also contribute on a regular basis for their successful married life!

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

ACI Oh My God!

A project which I cannot care less, GDPI calls which I have to start preparing for(no clue how), travel arrangements which I have a lot to make; these sum up my life since January. Thanks to David Crane and Marta Kauffman for F.R.I.E.N.D.S, which I watched again and killed leisure time (the whole time) in January. I can't stop appreciating David Schwimmer for 'Ross'; he absolutely lived it.

As every other good thing, F.R.I.E.N.D.S came to an end. Thanks to the investment made on TV Tuner and IDEA Netsetter, I have been able to survive this place. Then, I started to explore my external HDD and found Air Crash Investigations (ACI), which I used to watch at college and liked a lot. It is a TV show of Nat Geo, where the whole investigation of an air crash(true incidents) is made by experts and interviews of victims or their families are shown.



There are about 100 episodes in all (not sure). Some of the accidents are so frightening that some people may start avoiding air travel unless it is necessary. There is this accident where the door of the plane and the fuselage attached just rips off and 5 rows of seats are also thrown into space; imagine the kind of death. The part where the door is gone is open and some people are actually without roof. The pilot however manages to land the plane. Whats more disturbing is the interview of the family members of one of the passengers whose seat is thrown into the atmosphere. His father hopes that he fell into the engine and got crushed as it is a faster death rather than falling from that height.

No matter how much the airlines industry learns from the mistakes and rectifies, there is always a chance for human or mechanical error or may be bad weather.

Stats from Wiki:

Deaths per billion hours
Bus-11.1
Rail-30
Air-30.8
Water-50
Van-60
Car-130
Foot-220
Bicycle-550
Motorcycle-4840

There is danger everywhere, no point in avoiding air travel ;)

Just downloaded the crash investigation of AIR INDIA flight bombed by sikh terrorists over the Atlantic ocean; will go watch that... you people have a great time :).