Thursday, September 07, 2006


Monday, June 19, 2006

I saw this match

Brazil 2, Australia 0By TALES AZZONI, Associated Press WriterJune 18, 2006MUNICH, Germany (AP) -- Two matches into this World Cup, Brazil is still searching for its samba.A team reckoned to be one of the most talented in the country's unrivaled soccer history again couldn't stage the show everyone has been expecting, but still advanced to the second round with a shaky 2-0 win Sunday over Australia.

Brazil 2, Australia 0 - World Soccer - Yahoo! Sports

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News item blogged using Flock.
U.S. troops search for missing GIs in IraqBy KIM GAMEL, Associated Press Writer 2 hours, 8 minutes agoBAGHDAD, Iraq - An Iraqi farmer said Sunday that he saw seven heavily armed gunmen capture two American soldiers during an attack on a road checkpoint south of Baghdad, while U.S. troops searched for their comrades for a second day. Another Iraqi said the Americans were offering $100,000 for information leading to the abductors, but the U.S. command denied that.

U.S. troops search for missing GIs in Iraq - Yahoo! News

Thursday, April 20, 2006

Here's a small poem on "Ring out the old, ring in the new" theme that I had penned some time back.

It's time to be nostalgic, to muse,
To relive our victories,
To assess our strengths and our progress.
To learn from our failures and successes.

A sentinel in time,
Signifying the human spirit,
To aspire, to change, to unchange,
To hope, to reinvent, to excel.

Live it to the brim,
For this is the elusive elixir
Weeding out self-doubts, uncertainty
Enlightening the journey to our dreams.
- Vinay.

Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Author unknown

To laugh is to risk appearing the fool
To weep is to risk appearing sentimental
To reach out to others is to risk involvement
To expose feelings is to risk exposing your true self
To place your ideas, your dreams before a crowd is to risk their loss
To love is to risk not being loved in return
To live is to risk dying
To hope is to risk despair
To try is to risk failure
But risks must be taken,
because the greatest hazard in life is to do nothing.
The person who risks nothing,
does nothing, has nothing, and is nothing.
They may avoid suffering and sorrow,
but they cannot learn, feel, change, grow, love, live.
Chained by their attitudes, they are a slave,
they forfeited their freedom.
Only the person who risks can be free

Monday, August 29, 2005

Travelogue - Rome

Some stories have to be told. Rome – the ancient city, the citadel of civilization, the modern world’s window to the old world evoked in me myriad ( end to end : in management lingo) emotions that convinced me that civilization has lost it some where.

That I was to visit Rome was a foregone conclusion after I had read “angels and demons” by Ban Grey (Just checking if you are not sleeping!). I had made the trip to Paris as my life’s goal after I had read “Da Vinci’s Code” last year – But that is another blog.

Here are few random snippets from the epic that was my Rome trip:

Place: Vatican City Day 1:
I took a photograph that would have change the world and won me a Pulitzer. The object in question was a “White” lady stylishly dressed in a white gown, looking serenely towards the vast city of Rome from the topmost floor of the Sistine chapel. She was wearing a saffron/yellow shawl with “Jai shri ram” written in devanagiri all over it. I was spell bound at the sight. I then captured the lady, the shawl with st peters square in background in digital for eternity.

To be continued….

Youth - an essay by sameul Ulman


Youth is not a time of life, it is a state of mind; it is not a matter of
rosy cheeks, red lips and supple knees; it is a matter of the will,
a quality of the imagination, a vigor of the emotions;
it is the freshness of the deep springs of life.

Youth means a temperamental predominance of courage over timidity,
of the appetite for adventure over the love of ease.
This often exists in a man of sixty more than a boy of twenty.
Nobody grows old merely by a number of years.
We grow old by deserting our ideals.

Years may wrinkle the skin, but to give up enthusiasm wrinkles the soul.
Worry, fear, self-distrust bows the heart and turns the spirit back to dust.

Whether sixty or sixteen, there is in every human being's heart the lure
of wonder, the unfailing child-like appetite of what's next, and the joy
of the game of living. In the center of your heart and my heart there is a
wireless station; so long as it receives messages of beauty, hope, cheer,
courage and power from men and from the infinite, so long are you young.

When the aerials are down, and your spirit is covered with the snows of cynicism
and the ice of pessimism, then you are grown old, even at twenty,
but as long as your aerials are up, to catch the waves of optimism,
there is hope you may die young at eighty.

Samuel Ulman

Friday, July 16, 2004

A smiley poem

Smiling is infectious; you catch it like the flu,
When someone smiled at me today, I started smiling too.
I passed around the corner and someone saw my grin
And when he smiled I realized I'd passed it on to him.
I thought about that smile and then I realized its worth,
A single smile, one just like mine, could travel round the earth.
So if you feel a smile begin, don't leave it undetected:
Let's start an epidemic quick, and get the world infected!

Tuesday, June 29, 2004

Cow in trouble

Today while returning from a meeting in Bommanahalli, around 4 PM, I saw
an injured cow on Hosur road near Bommanhalli circle. Pain was apparent
in it's eyes and it was bleeding from one leg. On a road where people
are not safe, the cow was lucky to be alive.

I was in time trouble and made a mental note to call help when I reach
office. I searched the net for some info on animal welfare
organization. This is what I found:

Those in Bangalore can call these numbers for helping any injured
animals :
street cow menace: 22277789
25711036 or 23413427 (East Zone) - CUPA
26724036 (South Zone) - ARF
23411181 (West Zone) - SPCA
Any other complaints to BCC: 22227822
For general queries: 22221188

After numerous calls telling me to call the other number, I was given
the number of krupa animal care. It is surprising to see that government
organizations transfer their work to NGOs! The NGO organisation demanded
Rs 200 to get the animal treated while the government organizations
(CUPA) etc happily washed out their hands claiming lack of ambulance
I hope one of those organizations have managed to send some one to
provide first aid to the cow. Till the time of blogging no news from any
Animal care organization.

I am just feeling slightly guilty for not agreeing to pay to the NGO.

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