Thursday, January 27, 2011

12 Marks For Dancing & TAGDV Sankranthi Celebrations 2011

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Not that i have won an oscar but - This post on the blog is dedicated to every professor like Lingaraju Sir who not only guided us academically to be good professionals but also encouraged us in every tiny aspect of our lives and taught us by example on how to be good human-beings.

@@@10 years ago some Shimoga Standard Time...

It was a small but well decorated stage on the lawn in the middle of our three storied computer science department building.The stage was built with atmost planning/care by a bunch of final year students under the supervision of two newly joined lecturers .They were so possesive about it that they dint want any one to dance claiming that it was too small and delicate.All that was allowed for that evenings yearly COSMOS(our Dept Nick Name) departmental function were a few songs and speeches.Disappointed ,as i was stepping out of the building i ran in to our CG(Computer Graphics) Professor SM Lingaraju Sir.One of the - not only mine but many others - favorites from our engineering days.On a casual note he asked me if i am peforming that evening and i explained him the situation.It took him just a few mins/words to convince/command the lecturers who once were his students that i can perform no matter what the stage looks like.But I had to go solo dropping of my two buddies who practiced hard for two weeks.

That evening like a circular parking lot at a busy shopping center as the department floors got stacked up with students/lecturers i have danced for that years mass masala telugu number gajuvaka pilla amidst loud cheers.As i started off solo on stage my buddies joined me from the crowd dancing right next to the stage.

The very next next day we had our CG(Computer Graphics)final internal exam.I did great in the first two but for this i was only half prepared for obvious reasons.As i walked in to the class half tensed Lingaraju sir accepting my greetings announced to the class that he is awarding me 12 grace marks for my dance performance on stage the day before.12 out of 25 and as i said i was prepared for the other half already:).

@@@10 years later.... Bharatiya Temple 5PM Eastern Standard Time...

The TAGDV (Telugu Association of Greater Delaware Valley) Sankrathi celebrations started of beautifully with Bommalakoluvu & Drawing and Rangavalli(Muggula) Competitions for kids.

While we actually planned/praticed to do one slot the organizers at TAGDV wanted us to do one more and we had to sneek in a couple of our 2009 classics:) at the last minute.As we enjoyed every other performance on stage and the food , they have enjoyed our performances with cheers and encouraging words later.The program concluded with bogipallu for kids .

An update on the program was also aired on TV9.

Thanks to Bhaskar garu,Venu garu,Sailaja garu and other members of TAGDV and TV9.



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Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Simhapuri Times:I am not that type,Leave me alone!

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"The events depicted in this story are fictitious. Any similarity to any person living or dead is merely coincidental."

Satya is a 6 foot fair and handsome guy who has cleared his ICAI exam for accountants an year ago with a good score and has secured a highly paid job at a top notch MNC in Hyderabad which does tax handling for clients all over India.Along with his yearly bonus he also recently got married to his one and only girl friend Divya.

That evening as they plan to go watch a romantic movie , Satya receives a call on his cell.As he ends the call looking at his depressed face, Divya goes in to the bed room and comes out with a small briefcase.She is not leaving him but - Like a first aid kit in the RTC bus ,like an ambulance with a ventilator ready to pick up a patient - that briefcase has a imported shaving kit ,a 3 piece suit,tooth brush/paste,comb,a India Today and two other very important costumes. It is Satyas travel kit and today he has to go fix tax accounts/returns for a leading Editorial - Simhapuri Times.With top notch salaries comes working late hours and travel.Apologizing to Divya and kissing her good bye, Satya rushes to catch the Simhapuri express at 9 PM.Its a 10 hour Train journey to Simhapuri.

The next morning,dressed up in his 3 piece suit he meets the accountants at Simhapuri Times.Simapuri Times is a 10 acre campus with huge glass buildings and a lot of ongoing renovation/construction work.To one corner next to the archival section is the accounting department.Right next to it is a small chamber seperated by a glass wall.In that chamber are two guys and girl working busily as if they are controlling the entire Simhapuri Times operations.As Satya enters the accounting room one of those two guys in the other chamber with short hair  keeps staring at Satya seriously.Not paying much attention Satya quickly gets to work remembering Divya and to finish up early and return.

After lunch as he walks in to the kitchen for some coffee.,he runs in to the same serious guy who stares at him top to bottom and says - "nice hair style".Feeling weird Satya quickly walks out for a fag and calls Divya.As he turns back with his  cell phone in one hand he sees the same guy staring at him from the window and smiling.Irritated Satya hangs up the call ,picks up a small iron rod  next to the construction area and get back to work.He keeps the rod in his briefcase and turns back to find that the guy is still staring at him.He quickly finishes his work and walks out to realize that the guy is following him hiding something in his hand.

As Satya tries to run, the guy runs faster.As he gets closer,Satya removes the rod from his suitcase and holds the guy by his collar and pushes him towards the wall and shouts-"What the hell are you doing,I am married and i am not that type, leave me alone!".The guy holds Satyas hand and shows him the paper he has in the other hand.

Shocked and Embarrassed- Satya drops the rod and says sorry and thanks in a low voice.He says sorry and thanks one more time.Looking at his caricature he walks out lighting a cigarette and immediately calls Divya to share the entire experience.He later learns that that guy was an intern cartoonist as Simhapuri Times and that Caricature needs a lot of observation of features and working on the proportions.And that it also needs observing the actions and reactions.

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