Tuesday, February 27, 2007
Wednesday, February 21, 2007
Read the article here => The Velvet Touch
The incident happened long back ago, long back means around 2 years ago. What prompted me to blog about this incidence is an article published by Monish in his blog about a very similar kind of incidence. Read the article here ==> Solpaa egXtra egXciting RIDE and finally taken for a RIDE…
Monish is my colleague in MindTree.
Here goes the narration.
I was returning from my home at Payyampally to Bangalore after a weekend. 700 rupees consisting of two 100 rupee notes and one 500 rupee note, that was the money I had as liquid cash in my wallet. The bus ticket was 60 rupees from Mysore to Bangalore and the bus conductor gave me the ticket and 40 rupees back on giving him one 100 rupee note. Generally I am well aware of what all denominations do I have in my pocket or wallet. I reached Bangalore - Majestic at very odd time; it was 3:00 am – Monday morning.
I decided to take an auto to my house at Banashankari 3rd stage. One of the auto-driver agreed to take me there for double the meter amount. A small boy jumped into the auto after a while, from a junction, the driver said, he is his friend, and he wanted a company while coming back. The driver aged about 20 I guess.
When the auto neared my home the meter showed 70, so I asked him to stop since I had exactly 140 rupees as change and the other was a 500 rupee note. So if the meter had gone a single tick more, I will be in trouble and I was sure the guy won’t have change for that amount. I got down from the auto and gave him the 100 rupee from my wallet, and then moved a little back to get enough light to take the 4x10 rupee that I kept in my back pocket after taking the bus ticket. When I handed over the 4x10 rupee notes, he came back saying I had given initially a 10 rupee note initially and showed me one. He quickly concealed the 100 rupee note I gave.
Now no point in describing, some arguments went on, I was also little concerned, since it was night time and there won’t be any one to help me if the guy attacks me. I lost the battle, and the guy won the money.
I came to know about similar kind of incidents from my friend, and when I read Monish’s article, I understood that this is a repeated trick. I stopped going by auto at night time from then onwards.
I suggest government to look at preventing all these sorts of robbery before they start renaming Bangalore to Namma Bengaloru.
Thursday, February 15, 2007
49O. Elector deciding not to vote.-If an elector, after his electoral roll number has been duly entered in the register of voters in Form-17A and has put his signature or thumb impression thereon as required under sub-rule (1) of rule 49L, decided not to record his vote, a remark to this effect shall be made against the said entry in Form 17A by the presiding officer and the signature or thumb impression of the elector shall be obtained against such remark.
First of all when I received an email talking about Section 49O, I just ignored it thinking that it would be a forward spam mail as usual. But when I got the same again and again, I thought of verifying whether Section 49O of The Conduct of Elections Rules, 1961 provides an option for the voter to caste no vote.
I searched the web for the truth and found a couple of forums discussing the same. I saw some arguments like in the Indian constitution there is no section 49O and the discussion continues. But the above quote is taken from http://eci.gov.in which should be trust worthy. I don’t believe some body will bother to host a web site in the name of Election Commission of India. The same argument is supported in Wikipedia also. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/49-O) So I concluded that there is a section 49O given in “The Conduct of Elections Rules, 1961 which allows casting no vote.
In a country like
How many of the citizens of
Vasantha Kokilangale Varu... Varu..
Alasam Mandamaruthante Theril....
Friday, February 09, 2007
Just look at the scenery and understand the impact the mine have made to the beauty of the picture. The mountain is seen from far; still the mine is seen very big. So you could imagine the real size of the mine and the impact it had made to nature.
Not sure why such people are only behind money but not thinking about the future of their kids. I got this picture while I visited Munnar on October to see the blossom of Neelakurinchi. Next time when I visit (probably after 3 or more years) the same place, I doubt whether this green lush will be visible or even the entire mountain may have mined. Oh God, please protect the nature.
Thursday, February 08, 2007
This picture is taken from a paddy field in between Kuruvadweep and Koodalkadavu near Payyampally.
Wednesday, February 07, 2007
This picture is taken from Kanavu - A Gurukul style education centre meant for tribals of Wayanad, run by K J Baby; author or Maveli Muntram.
This picture is taken from Kallanode. This is a common bird found in Kerala, I am not sure about the English or Scietific name of this bird. You can see the tail split into two.
This cat was sitting on the half place of my house and watching all of us. He is a regular visitor to our house, but never dare to enter inside.
2. The Sunset through spectacles
Picture was taken on a fine evening from MindTree Global Village, Bangalore after we had a function at the Cafeteria