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.