Friday, December 19, 2008

64 Paul Revere Rd

Cool!!!! The title is not a movie(like 15 Park Avenue). :)
This is the place(house) where I had a very good stay at Groton, Connecticut while I was working for Pfizer.
This post actually is a continuation of my journey in US. Please visit the below link for the history.

So after working in North Carolina, I have moved to Connecticut and got new friends again in the my path. But this time it was fun professionally and personally with the group I have worked with. The community where we have stayed(Groton Estates) will be remembered by all our team members.

The apartment community has got bulk bookings of apartments since lot of people came to join this project along with me. :). I worked like a driver to manager initially to make new comers settle down in the new place since most of them were new to US. Daily pick up, drop, shopping, groceries...ha ha.. it was fun. After all nothing wrong in helping.

I can't forget the 2 mile walk to a Beach nearby and speding time there with friends. Weekend cooking(sale), especially experiments on me with new items by the other two girls(infact only one girl) staying at 113 Nathan Hale Rd were nice moments to share and remember.

Can't stop mentioning about my roommate Srikanth. He was the one of the nice persons I have lived with. Well, having a good friend is always a nice feeling when you are alone.

The project was much fun for all people because of having a good team. We could do some good work as well with the friends around helping each other. Anyways nice things lasts for sometime as usual, so we had to split to other projects quickly for various reasons. Looking forward to work with all again.

Few casual pics -->

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Crater Lake...An exceptional beauty

Nothing can be compared to the natural beauty. This is again proved when I went to Crater Lake. Crater Lake is a naturally formed lake out of volcanic eruption 7700 years back. This is the deepest lake in US. By the way this is located in Oregon State.

I cannot really explain the scenic beauty around the lake. Believe me, its worth watching once in a life time. The waters are so blue that you cannot even imagine. For me, it was a great relief to visit that place after long long working hours from last one month.

Due to winter, the Rim Drive(a loop drive around lake) is closed. But the entrance which is open was great enough to explore the entire lake over from a mountain. Snow everywhere on the road, absolutely perfect view of the lake from mountain, perfect climate, scenic roadways and water falls etc made my visit great.

Check out some photos below -->

Friday, October 31, 2008

Tagged(9)-Just a casual one..

I am finally back after long pause. Thanks to aarthi for triggering me to come back.

RULE #1 People who have been tagged must write their answers on their blogs and replace any question that they dislike with a new question formulated by themselves.

RULE #2 Tag 6 people to do this quiz and those who are tagged cannot refuse. These people must state who they were tagged by and cannot tag the person whom they were tagged by.[I was tagged by aarthi]

Continue this game by sending it to other people.

1. If your lover betrayed you, what will your reaction be?
A. That will become a nice oppurtunity to lose all emotions and be in peace

2. If you can have a dream come true, what would it be?
A. Becoming an icon in film industry

3. Why do you blog?
A. To share my thoughts with fellow bloggers and be in international arena

4. Will you fall in love with your best friend
A. No love business

5. Which is more blessed: loving someone or being loved by someone?
A. On Papers, Being loved by someone. But practically you will have more pain in this than loving someone.

6. Which one you think is more painful? Loosing parents / loosing a girl( My Question)
A. Losing parents

7. If the person you secretly like is attached, what will you do?
A. I would have checked this first before proceeding.. :))

8. If you could root for one social cause, what would it be?
A. Removal of bad politics

9. What takes you down the fastest?
A. Ego and Cunning Nature

10. What resurrects you the fastest?
A. God, Family and Friends

11. What’s your fear?
A. Losing Confidence

12. What kind of person do you think the person who tagged you is?
A. Friendly and Frank

13. Would you rather be single and rich or married and poor?
A. Married and Balanced

14. What’s the purpose of such Tags?
A. To understand better

15. If you fall in love with two people simultaneously whom will you pick?
A. Pick both...ha ha...just kidding..

16. Would you give all in a relationship?
A. Try to keep my self respect

17. Would you forgive and forget someone no matter how horrible a thing he has done?
A. It depends on other person's realization about the thing he/she had done

18. Do you prefer being single or in a relationship?
A. Married

19. Who/what inspired you to start blogging?
A. Inspired by a friend

20. Tag 6 people.
Meghna, Ceedy, Vandita, Madhu, Kalpana, Gayathri

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Nice Break

Friends, I am going to India on this Friday(08/08/08) on vacation. And I will be back after 4 weeks. I guess I wont be able to write any blogs, but will try to check.
Anyway, you guys have a great time and see you soon.

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Will He?....Yes says my heart....

Chiranjeevi......One name which can create sensation in Andhra Pradesh. Infact it is creating now very frequently. Well as you know, he planned and almost confirmed that he is entering the political world.

Now the question is whether he will be able to manage the so called Political Movements. My heart says "Yes". Not only as a fan, but as a citizen I am keen to see his kind of approach/agenda to reach public.

NTR(N.T.Rama Rao) was the only movie star who could manage to come in full swing with a new party and swept the other party away completely.

Chiru is the only actor after NTR who has the same charisma, potential, crowd pulling capacity, power and mainly mesmorizing personality in all ways.
The only difference was that there was only one major party that time, but now they are two. And ofcoure the situations then and now are also totally different.

So it is a tough task to face two strong parties at the present trend. One should have a great strategy for that and seems he is planning for one. People from all communities, People from all countries, People from all professions are ready to support him and made the ground work. The only pending thing is him announcing the party and coming into the public. Hopefully this will be done in August.

He is my inspiration not only as an actor, but for his hardwork, dedication and humbleness. It will be a wonder to read about his past. To quote one incident, once at the initial stages of his career, he was asked to see his face in the mirror and decide whether he is fit to be an actor. But now his face is the most charismatic than any other.

His talk is sensation. His silence is sensation. This really proves how dedication one can have to achieve their goals.

I wish him all the best and hopefully he will do his best to make the state proud. Thinking him as a great human being and great actor, I will definitely support him given a chance.

Here is a snapshot video about his political entry -->

Saturday, June 28, 2008

Octet....8 Friends

I am very excited to write this post as I have to go back to my college days and recollect the memories.

Here I want to present few things about our group of friends. We are a group of 8 friends in our engineering college days. Sometimes it is really true that God sets somethings up for some cause. In the same lines, we met at the college luckily and became very good friends.

We used to participate in each and every activity in the college like studies, cultural activities, ragging..:-P, teasing girls(positively..ha ha), seminars, what not. Each of us are experts in different activities. So our group used to be like an all-rounder group in the entire college. Can you guess our group name in college?...Its "Super Special Batch(SSB)". All other groups used to feel so jealous at our group which led to many quarrels as well. Ofcourse, its a college and even a quarrel is fun until it dont become serious.

Personally to me, everyone from our group are very special as I learnt different things from each one. But let me recollect my special acquaintance with each guy...In order of our roll numbers in the class..:) roommate and what else can I say
Dimpu... good friend at having fun, cracking spontaneous jokes
Kalyan...a nice combination in studies
Raghu...a perfect combination at entertainment and cricket buddy in the topic of girls
Shanmukha...A challenging programmer to me always
Suresh...The Bike Guru for me

Friendship Graphics

Today we all are across the globe busy in our own lives and professions. But wherever we are, whatever we are doing, we will be in contact through our hearts.

I am very happy to share about my friends with you. I dedicate this post to my group and all of the blogger friends.


The bird a nest

The spider a web

The human friendship..Protect it safely

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Dasavatharam....A great attempt eagerly awaiting film was finally released on Friday in US. And I have seen this first day first show. Just wanted to share my thoughts on this.

As usual, Kamal the genious at his best in donning the roles. The main story line in a single sentence would be "The principle of Karma". It is about the destiny of an human being after struggling with all types of problems in life. It is about the impact of unknown power or God on this world.

I was more interested in this movie to obviously see Kamal in versatile roles and performances. He wrote the story and screenplay for the movie. As the critics were saying that the screenplay is little confusing, but I kind of dont agree with this. There is a clear link between the beginning episode and the climax If you really go into the movie.

I personally liked this movie as Vaishnavite, as it dealt with Vaishnavism and Lord Vishnu. :)

But it is a must watch movie for those who want to take a break from usual Hero-Heroine-Villain type movies.

Coming to performances, as usual Kamal Hassan is at his best in delivering the characters. Half of his roles are great and the other half are ok. George bush make up was the best. If everything goes well, I have a thought that he might get the next national award.

Anyways, it is all individual opinion to see and assess this movie. Hope you all will enjoy it.

Saturday, June 7, 2008

Tag Time

Tagged by Kalpana...

Now, coming to the rules: Pick up the nearest book.Open to page 123.Find the fifth sentence.Post the next three sentences.Tag five people, and acknowledge the person who tagged you.

"The number of unsuccessful login attempts into PathBuilder is also configurable resulting in a block on the user account.
Groups must have privileges assigned to them within the Group Management module."

These lines are from a book called "PathBuilder Administration Guide". Ha ha, this is funny.

Now I Tag


Saturday, May 24, 2008

Continuation for Sea Shore

Really coud not find anything to write this time. But wanted to keep the ball rolling till I come back with a good post. So I am here posting some pictures from the sea shore where I go. Details are in previous post.:)
One evening, I saw an unusual formation of clouds over there above the sea. So wanted to share them with you.

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Working from Sea Shore

You would have heard employees/professionals saying

"Working from home........"
"Working from hotel........." etc etc

But interestingly I am working from sea shore these days. :)). Let me explain. The sea shore(Atlantic) is just ONE MILE from my house in Groton, Connecticut. Its not a beach, but just a small park kind of stuff where we can sit, spend sometime and relax.

And taking this as advantage, I am going there daily(almost) evening and spending sometime. Why to waste time?, am also completing my office work. Ha ha ha...

Wanted to share some photos of that location.

And finally I wanted to post the below photo to show how laptops became so simple things these days. Now I have 3 laptops, (from left to right) one is my personal, second is from my company and last one is from my client. :)). I want to rent one. Anybody interested????....:)

Saturday, May 3, 2008

Tagged...30 Questions...

I was tagged by Sandhya for this 30 Q(Infact 30 is a big number..:))blog. Anyways Here I go..

The Forbidden Kingdom
Web Content Management
Computers Today( I used to follow this once upon a time )
Any sweet, Sambar and Paint
Suprabatham music in Tirumala
No as of now. But might come when I see a person in future.
My favourite god Sri Venkateswara
Dadu's(You get the BEST Jilebi in Hyderabad)
Answer in future only
Just get into film industry and help others If I can
I am consistent
Honda Civic
Chocolate Milk Shake and Pepsi
Have fufilled some desires
I am fine as of now
In order from childhood
Dupadu, Kurichedu, Nandyal, Nandikotkur, Kurnool, Vijayawada, Rajampet, Hyderabad, Jersey City(New Jersey), Durham(North Carolina) and Groton(Connecticut)
Cricket and Tennis
Simple and Straight forward. No complications.
Yes. No regrets.
Flexible in any situation
Anything with Chocolate
mflowerr( just a guess )

I would like to tag...

Thursday, April 17, 2008

10 reasons why I blog

I am honoured to be tagged by Mel to specify the 10 reasons why I blog. Below would be my points.

1. I love to share my thoughts with the outside world and assess myself properly

2. I would like to make good friends

3. I will get a chance to meet people from various countries, religions and languages which gives me a chance to know their cultures

4. To increase my writing skills so that I can improve in my profession as well

5. To avoid feeling that I am alone

6. To meet people with same attitude/thoughts like me

7. Great time pass and nice habit

8. To know more and more information in the various aspects of life/world which I might have not known

9. To forget all the pains by releasing frustration infront of all blogger friends...:-P

10. Last but not least, to find a nice girl as my life partner. I am a telugu brahmin, you can let me know If you have any contacts...ha ha. Who knows what happens......:))

Now I am tagging you all to do this tag and enumerate your ten reasons for blogging. After doing this, please copy the tag after this paragraph and add your name on the list of those who have done this like below

1. Mel Avila Alarilla 2. Jaggu

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

New Year - Powered By Intellect & Driven By Values

Any guesses for the title I put for this post????????????

Anyways, April 7th, 2008 was Telugu New Year called as UGADI ( Starting of an era ) which is a very auspicious day for us(Andhrites). The same day was new year in Karnataka ( called as YUGADI ) and Maharastra ( called as GUDI PADWA ). Ugadi is in my most favourite festivals list and I consider it as a very good and important day. And the name of this year is called as "SARVADHARI". This year calendar reckons dates based on Salivahana ( a legendary king ) era.

The first day of the year begins with ritual showers, prayers and then eating of specific mixture of Neem buds, Raw Mango, Tamarind juice, Green chilli, Jaggery and Salt. All these symbolizes that life is mixture of different experiences(sadness, happiness, anger, fear, disgust, surprise), which should be accepted together.

So this completes the first portion of the post title ( New Year ).

Coming to the second portion(Powered by Intellect & Driven by values), this is the caption for one of the Indian software companies, INFOSYS. Well hoping that you guessed it right by now, I have joined Infosys on the same new year day, April 7th. This was a co-incidence and I am happy for that. I just wanted to share this news with all of my blogger friends. I would be soon starting the work.

You all have a good one.

Tuesday, April 1, 2008


Huh, no specific reason to write this. But really feeling frustrated today with all the pending things to be completed in all sections(personal and professional). People say that we need patience, but I crossed that limit somehow today and feeling a bit uncomfortable. I have nothing to explain you really, but just thought of posting something so that I can get some relief from stress.

Sometimes it gives good feeling to have blogger friends to share the stuff which I undergo. Anyway hopefully things will settle peacefully.

Have a good day......

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Movie Updates...

15 Park Avenue:
Language : English

One of the nice movies I saw recently. Basically, this is a very intellectual movie directed by one of the prolific indian directors, Aparna Sen. She is a famous bengali director who basically directs art/parallel cinema. No doubt this movie is a master piece for those who can actually like art movies. The film deals with a girl who is a schizophrenic and her relations with her elder stepsister.

The movie revolves around few characters like Konkana Sen Sharma( girl with the disease ) and Shabana Azmi ( Konkana's step sister ). It basically deals with the illusions of the people with that disease and influence of the same with the family members/relatives. The movie starts with a point where the ill girl searching for her home 15 park avenue in Kolkata which doesn't exist. From there starts entering each character into the story which makes it deep and strong.

What makes this movie amazing is the climax. I was shocked to see the end where there wont be any answer for the question. Its basically left to our imagination/illusion to conclude the story. People with different mentalities conclude the story in their own way which is superb.


Language : Malayalam

Another masterpiece from Mohanlal(popular malayalam artist). This is more similar to the above movie, but deals with another type of disease called Alzheimer. The difference is that Thanmathra is more of natural and realistic. Meaning, it deals with very common person undergoing it and his family suffering due to that. Once again an extra ordinary acting my mohanlal after Vanaprastham. The screenplay is amazing.

I am watching all the national award winning movies these days irrespective of language..:). Actually I am also interested to develop nice stories like these. But need a producer to make these stories into movies...ha ha ha..

Anyways, I strongly recommend you guys to watch these movies If you have patience and interest in artistic movies.


Language : Hindi

On the other side of the coin, a must watch action packed entertainer. The star cast is cool and interesting to see on the screen. Keeping apart the flaws in the movie(after all a commercial movie is to enjoy), this is a suspense thriller. I dont want to reveal any secret here as I want you to see on the screen. Foot tapping disco/rock type music is a plus point. Saif ali khan looked more mature in his acting. And the main reason for me to watch this movie is director duo Abbas-Mustan who are specialists in making such action movies. BTW, this is a nice weekend movie.

This is all for this blog...keep visiting for more blogs/updates....

Monday, March 17, 2008

My Journey in US - Part 3

Friends, I am back after a short ( infact long ) break. Cant really think of any topic to write after resuming. So as always want to continue to write my next part in US journey. Below are the links for my old journey posts...

As you know after my New York project, I immediately got my next assignment at Fidelity Investments, North Carolina. But they asked me to join at their Boston office for initial training. So this made me to travel between Boston and Durham ( North Carolina ) for sometime which was fun. Its always fun If the company pays for all the expenses ..:)). But learnt a lot in these trips about travelling which may be very useful in future. Luckily I had a chance to visit Boston city and few other near by good places.

And finally settled for 6 months in North Carolina ( till date ). Nice place and nice weather. You really feel like you are in India. No snow, no tornados, no heavy rains which makes our lives a bit easier. And this is one of the best places in US to settle down. With this assignment, I have covered most of the places in east coast...:). Ofcourse apart from roaming, I will work seriously also..ha life balance...:))

And I am done with this assignment also and will soon give you the news about my next venture. It wont be boring anymore like these...:) Life is all about moving forward...what do you say?

Below are the few pictures which covers Boston and North Carolina....

Smoky mountains in North Carolina

North Caolina Roads

MIT campus in Boston

Harvard Campus in Boston

Friday, February 22, 2008

Short Break.....

Friends, due to some personal reasons I am taking a short break from blogging. Will catch you all soon.

Till then, have a great time...

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Anniversary/Valentines Day....

Yes. By today I have completed ONE YEAR in US. The same day ( Feb 13th )last year I landed in Chicago with a broken heart in all ways at 1:10 PM. The next day was Valentines day in a new country, new place and new thoughts. Interesting right.....Still I cant forget all those emotional moments in Hyderabad ( India ) airport. With a warm send off by Parents, Sister, relatives and friends, came all the way here to achieve some things.

But thinking in positive side of the coin, learnt so many things, made very good friends. Even though somewhere at the bottom of my heart, all the thoughts & pains of the past will reiterate often. But life has to go on by crossing all the hurdles to make our beloved people happy.

I can say I have changed a lot after spending one year here both professionally and personally. But believe me, its always tough to forget some painful things in the past . Its always good to keep ourself as busy as possible to overcome them. I wish I will get enough support from all of you virtually...:)

Happy Valentines Day.....

To divert you from all these emotional stuff, I am happy to share few pictures of Hyderabad International Airport in which there was a successful trial run happened yesterday. Its going to start its regular operations from March 15th. Me, waiting to land in new airport whenever I plan to go India for sometime.

Below is the demo video...

Saturday, February 2, 2008

Photography Time...

Hi, wanted to share some photos from me....

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Tag for Tag

Tagged by Ceedy for this chained stuff

Instructions:Remove 1 question from below, and add in your personal question, make it a total of 20 questions, then tag 8 people in your list, list them out at the end of this post. Notify them in their chat box that he/she has been tagged.

1) Who are the most & most important persons you like to meet in your life? ( my question )
Sachin Tendulkar, Chiranjeevi, Pierce Brosnan, Ilayaraja

2) Name Three Most Valuable Assets?
Emotional - Family, Friends and Self Respect
Unemotional - Money, Pride and Status

3) If you have the chance, what would you probably say to your beloved one?
Will ask her to realize regarding her mistakes in the past

4) If you were to be stranded on a deserted island, who are the 3 blog buddies you would take with you?
Will go alone I guess ( with a laptop )

5) Where is the place that you want to go the most?
Lord Venkateshwara Temple

6) If you can have 1 dream to come true, what would it be?
Singing for Chiranjeevi along with SP Balasubramanyam under Ilayaraja's music direction

7) Till now, what is the moment that you regret the most?
For liking a girl whom I should not have liked

8) What are you afraid to lose the most?
My Attitude

9) What would you do if you found a briefcase full of money?
Great Question.
Assuming the money is in dollars
Will write a story and produce a movie with Chiranjeevi and spend some in that profit for good things.

10) If you meet someone that you love, would you confess to him/her?
I wont love anybody

11) List out 3 good points of the person who tagged you.
As I (hope)have clear picture about Ceedy, below are the points
Good sense of humor
Intelligent( Generally & in the way of Gujju also )
Unemotional ( most of the time )

12) What are the requirements that you wish from your other half?
Act accordingly

13) Which type of person do you hate the most?
People who give free advices with out following them first

14) What is your ambition?
To get into film industry and become a good playback singer

15) What is the thing that will make you think someone is a bad person?
Someone who always think about themselves ONLY

16) If you could do one thing different in life, what would it be?
I wish I could clear off my mother's all health problems

17) Something which made u laugh today
Answering all these questions

18) How do you deal with a friend who has wronged you ?
I will write/talk to him clearly in a very matured way asking abt my mistakes / his observations and clarify him. Recently did this with one of my friends and it worked. He never questions me at all and realized that he should not have done it

19) How important is love for you to get physically intimate with a person ?
Basically love is not at all important

20) Name one favorite song of yours
Sooooooooo many....
Most favourite is below...
"Cheppalani Undi" song from movie Rudraveena ( Telugu )

Am passing this tag to another 5 people ( tough to send to 8 people ).
Hoping that they dint execute this tag...

Ashwini, Madhavi, Divya, Compassion UnLimited, aarthi

Thursday, January 24, 2008

The Ski Day....

Last weekend gave me a new and exciting experience of Sking in the snow mountains. It was fun to see and try to ski for the first time. I went to Appalachian Ski Mountain which is located in North Carolina. The drive was perfect with the snow along the road completely.

Weather that day was too good for a beginner like me...:-P. I could not ski much, but was able to learn the basics and did ski for sometime. Fell down almost all the times.....:)), but forgot all the pains in that excitement.

Good to see the kids sking like experts from great slopes. Guess anything is possible with determination and practise.

Am pasting few photos of the event for you to have a look....

Sunday, January 13, 2008

My Journey to US / in US - Part 2

I am back here again after getting attacked by my friend ( Bad Cold ).
Let me continue this blog as I told you.

Below is the link to the part 1 of my journey -

Coming to the second part...

After enjoying a month and half stay with the friends over there in Chicago, finally I have got my first project in New York City. I was literally scared when I heard this from my employer. By then I heard that NY is very very densed and full of crime in downtown and all other stories. One time I was about to leave that offer and try for another. Since I dint take that decision, I was lucky enough to work in the city and get the required US knowledge fastly.

In my past also, there was one same situation for me. I had to join a college in Hyderabad city after my 10th class. I was almost a kid then as you can imagine. But because I had to join there, I came to city and learnt all the things which helped me a lot in my life. Somthings like this will make us better and better I guess. Coming to the present, I did so much research on NY city before arriving. I stayed in a hotel near to city and captured all the required ( transportation and etc ) information.

Statue of Liberty, New Jersey

Finally I could manage to get an accomodation in Jersey City, NJ. I started learning things like taking bus & train tickets, walking on NY streets. I never forget those 4 months working in 42nd street for Pfizer. Still I cant forget that midnight where I travelled from NJ to NY alone in train. I was scared almost to hell. :))It was fun. After a week or so, I transformed a lot and became too confident. Recently I went with my group of friends to guide them in the city...ha ha...:-P.

The Famous Logo

I covered most of the parts in NJ and NY city while I was working there. Also got good roomies over there.

The house where I stayed....

To be continued with next part.........