Friday, April 30, 2004

Summa'h blogging

Looks like all bschool blogging phenomenon is going into an overdrive these days. Have found a veritably large number of bschool bloggers.

- starting ofcourse with Venkat - from IIML - seems his summers with Pepsi at Bangl have sparked his travelling instinct :D.

- pritesh from IIMK seems to be enjoying the fashion industry for his summers with GE and Gurgaon.

- sathish also from IIMK seems to be enjoying (his hotel room atleast :P) for his summers with TVS Motors.

Happy Birthday Appa

Today is my dad's date and star birthday - Wish you a very happy birthday Appa !

Thursday, April 29, 2004

MS getting serious about Linux

Yaahoooo ! - atlast Linux seems to be shaking up the world - atleast the big brother - MS. Seems in an internal strategy memo sent on the 28th to all MS staff worldwide, Steve Ballmer has specifically cited out opensource and Linux as growing threats. Whoopie - what a change since the days when it was another tiny weenie OS - the saying by Mahatma Gandhi is true - that 'first they ignore us.....atlast we win' (:P) stuff - after years of ignoring it - it is coming into the league of the big boys :D

Linuxworld has some exerpts from it:

Noncommercial software products in general, and Linux in particular, present a competitive challenge for us and for our entire industry, and they require our concentrated focus and attention

In the event of needed enhancements or fixes, the Linux development community, no matter how well intentioned, simply cannot advance Linux the way we can - and must - innovate in Windows

Venkat's blog

Added Venkat's blog - don't know why so late though - have been seeing it since yore

Junior blogs :)

found two blogs of xl juniors :D - riju ( and Surya ( - must say - the level of blogging in xlers is growing by leaps and bounds

Saturday, April 24, 2004


had been to aurangabad the past few days. The place is damn hot. Was lucky got to stay at the Taj and could move around in a car (courtesy: Citigroup :P) - but had lots of work - couldn't even enjoy a swim at the pool. Hope when I go next i'll have more time.

Gmail beta account

Wow ! Google is offering a beta gmail account to all bloggers ! yahoooo :P. Just got my own gmail account. Found about this from santhosh - a fellow iiitian

Monday, April 19, 2004


I live in a rather disgosting :P lodge in Pune called subarnalekha - mosquitoes galore :( - can't sleep at night at all - don't know how behera manages though - seems immune to any mosquito bite :P

Cell Phone

Bought a samsung-c100 phone yesterday. Really cool stuff, with polyphonic ringtones and color screen. For just around 6.5K ! - cell phone prices have really fallen. Now amma's c220 is available for 3.5K - imagine that, when she bought it a year and a half back it cost her over 6K. But it's cut quite a bit out of my summer stipend :( - however, not all that bad, atleast i'm in touch with my friends and parents all the time now :D

Summer Time

Blogging after a loooong time. In pune now. My summers started a few days back. Had an initiation session at the Citigroup Center in Mumbai on the 13th. The buildings really beautiful, its security so tight even mosquitos will have difficulty entering. But Citi people are really helpful and nice. Its quite a contrast with what we've often heard about from others about Citigroup - that's its filled with aggressive people. True, aggressive and hardworking people, but really nice people. That goes for the Citibank branch here in Pune too - I've never met such helpful people before. Even though they've so much work to do, they go out of their way to help me :). My project guide took me out for lunch yesterday! - I'm touched. The project is lot of work. Let us see how it turns out.