Thursday, July 30, 2009

Why Did You Do It?

Why Did You Do It?


Mukund and Chenthil were very good friends from childhood. They grew up together in a village near Tiruchirappalli. They came together to Chennai for higher studies. After post-graduation, both of them got jobs in Mumbai through campus recruitment. They settled in Mumbai.

Though they were close fiends, there were many differences between them. Mukund would not mind about telling lies. Chenthil would not utter a lie, even as a matter of joke.

Mukund was playful, outgoing and would spend too much. Chenthil was somewhat reserved, reticent and thrifty. Mukund would mingle with crowd, form superficial relationships and would not mind occasionally offending others. Chenthil was very slow but steady in forming friendships; would never offend others' feelings; and, if he ever unknowingly caused any inconvenience to others, he would go to them and profusely apologize.

Sometimes, because of such basic differences, arguments would arise between them. Mukund would usually make fun of Chenthil's behavior and cut jokes. Chenthil would try to prove Mukund wrong but mostly realizing its futility would give up and change the subject. Maybe, they were attracted because of such differences; their friendship was always stable. Most of the times, both of them were moderators for each other. In the company of Mukund, Chenthil used to become relatively more fun loving; Likewise, Chenthil's company would make Mukund somewhat temperate.

Both the friends used to go out on excursions on holidays. On a Friday evening, they decided to go to Pune and come back on Monday morning. There is a good express highway connecting both the cities. If one starts from Pune early in the morning, he can attend office in Bombay. They reached Pune on Friday night and stayed in a decent lodge. They had a nice time in Pune visiting some of the places of interest on Saturday and Sunday morning.

Sunday morning Mukund came up with a new idea. He said that they might leave after eating and go to Lonavala, a tourist spot on the way to Mumbai; they could leave early in the morning from Lonavala for Mumbai. Chenthil was initially against it. He did not believe in unplanned trips. He said, "After all we can visit Lonavala next week straight from Mumbai. There are many places to visit there and it may take time. Moreover we may find it difficult to find a decent place to stay for the night.” A Mukund said, "These things are not problems at all. Are we girls to be afraid of such things? We may have a nice time there and somehow reach Mumbai in time." Chenthil did not argue much and agreed to the change in program.

They reached Lonavala. The place was charming with salubrious climate. With the waterfalls, hillocks, greenery and so on, the place was immensely pleasant. They visited the Bhushi Dam and Sakhar Pathar, and Nagphani.

Nagphani is known also as Dukes Nose. The friends had to walk a long distance. First, they went to Khandala. It is a beautiful valley. The river Ulhas made the whole scene enchanting. The friends spent about three hours there, even without realizing the passage of time. From there they walked to Khopoli Water Electricity Center and then to Nagphani. Here a rock is penetrated oddly into the hill. Hence, it has the name Dukes Nose.

Several miles of walk had made the friends very tired. In every place, Mukund had overstayed and now they had to walk a long distance. Darkness set in earlier than they expected. The place, which seemed so charming a few minutes back, suddenly became lonely and threatening. It was then they realized that they were not sure of the route also. They started walking fast, hoping that they were on the right path. Under these circumstances, the time simply flies. When they noticed that the time was already 9 p.m. and that they were not even sure of the correct route to Lonavala, they became nervous.

No human being was at sight. To their consternation, they realized that there was no cottage or house nearby. There was no vehicle movement at sight. It became clear to them they had got into much trouble. They thought that they had walked in the wrong direction for long. The sounds of nocturnal animals were on the rise. On all directions, they were able to see vaguely, only thorny bushes and giant-sized rocks and trees. The path they were following became more and more invisible. Groping in darkness, catching hold of each other's hand, Mukund and Chenthil were moving aimlessly, without having any other alternative.

They had no idea how long they were walking. In the darkness, they could not even consult their watches. Anytime, any animal might pounce upon them and tear them to pieces. Mukund felt sorry for not having listened to the advice of his friend. Chenthil, as was his wont, started uttering prayers. Mukund, who would have made fun of him under normal circumstances, was walking silently.

Suddenly they could see a dim light at about a mile. It looked like a street light. The friends mustered all their strength and started walking in the direction of the light.

Soon they had reached the place. It looked like a deserted palace. But the garden around it was well-maintained. The friends thought that in such a big house, there should be a number of persons. Though the house was somewhat isolated, they could also see smaller houses nearby. The villagers ought to have gone to sleep in the early hours of night. The area was completely dark except the dim electric light they saw in the portal of the house.

They were afraid of the dogs. Hesitatingly they neared the front gate of the house and called, "Sir, Sir". There was no reply. They could not say whether there was anybody inside the house. The dim light that attracted them some time back, now failed to encourage them. In the depressing darkness around, this single light seemed to enhance the effect of the darkness, rather than dispelling it.

Chenthil seemed to be more in control. Slowly, he opened the front gate and walked to the inner gate. Forgetting they were in a different state, he called in Tamil, 'Ayya, ayya'. His shaky voice was strange to himself. But, an inner door opened. Another light inside the house came to life. The friends heaved a sigh of relief. Both of them became dumbfounded at what they saw.

There was a beautiful woman. A fair complexioned woman, a picture of culture, maybe in her early thirties or late twenties, with long hair flowing up to her knees, looked at them, without crossing the threshold. The inner gate and a clear thirty feet stood between them. But somehow, the friends felt like having been thunderstruck. Was it her beauty? Or the other worldliness of the surroundings? There was an unmistakable sadness in her wide eyes. Dressed in white linen, she stood there more like a marble statue. The dim but direct light that was reflecting on her face, made it appear that there was nothing else but her melancholic face.

For about two minutes that seemed like an age for them, silence prevailed. It appeared she had no intention of talking.

It was Chenthil, who recovered first and spoke. "Madam, we are from Mumbai. We came here for sight seeing. Having lost our way, we are here at this hour for finding a shelter till morning. At morning, we have to rush to Mumbai."

Lady: Do you see the footpath, visible just outside the gate to your left? If you take it, within a mile, you could reach a country road. From there if you turn right and walk five miles, you would join the main road. Within a furlong in the right, there is a bus stop. You can catch a bus or lorry going towards Mumbai.

The friends had actually lost half of what she said in the melody of her voice. It appeared as though the powerful sweet sound waves lifted them up and kept them floating in the mid-space. Again, it was Chenthil who recovered fast enough.

Chenthil: Madam, we are not familiar with this area. We are very tired and could not walk at all. If you allow us to stay here, we would be gone early in the morning, following the route shown by you. Please.

Lady: I understand your position. But I am alone here in this house. I have become a widow recently. If I allow you to stay here in the night hours, there sure will be a scandal against me. You please understand my position and go away.

All along Mukund was keeping silent. The happenings seemed to have enervated him completely. But after seeing the woman, who appeared like a divine being to him, he had become normal but the obvious gloom in her face stirred inexplicable emotions in his mind. He wanted to say something but could not. He had a peculiar desire to kiss her just below her black eyes. He desired to embrace her and drive away all her despondency. He felt as though the woman's eyes were piercing his outer being and ransacking his mind. He also heard Chenthil pleading with hope.

Chenthil: Madam, I am very sorry to hear about your position. Please also understand the precarious condition we are in. If you allow us, just to lie down for sometime, in the veranda, we would go out without bothering you, very early in the morning. We have not eaten anything and it seems to us impossible to walk further without some rest.

It was clear that the woman felt sorry for the youngsters. She thought for a few seconds and then nodded her head.

Lady: Okay, I cannot drive you out in the pitch darkness at this hour. You may sleep in the veranda. I shall also give you some fruits and milk. Kindly go as early as possible in the morning. New Moon is just six days ahead and so you will have moonlight from 2 O'clock in the morning."

Silently she brought a plate with four good-sized plantain fruits, a packet of chikki (coconut-candy for which Lonavala is famous) and two cups of warm milk. She also gave two mats with pillows. When they lay down, she went inside and the inner light went off.

For the friends, it was all a miracle. Just an hour back, they did not think that they could lie down safely somewhere. They thanked God and lay on the mats. Chenthil tried to recollect what the lady said about the path to the main road. He made a mental commitment to get up by 3 a.m. in the morning and to leave the place, before the villagers would get up. He told himself that they should not become a source of embarrassment to the kind lady of the house and went to sleep.

Early in the morning, it was Chenthil, who got up first. He woke up Mukund. Sound sleep for a few hours had done immense good to their body and mind. As the woman had told, there was moonlight, somewhat brightening the land. They got up, mentally conveyed thanks to their host, and started walking briskly taking the footpath mentioned by the woman.

A few months passed by.

It was a Sunday. Mukund had not yet gotten up as usual. Chenthil had finished his coffee and was going through the newspaper. A jeep came to a screeching halt in front of their house. It was a police jeep. A lawyer and another, who must be a police Inspector, got down from the jeep. Chenthil heard them enquiring the ground floor residents about him. When they informed them that Chenthil was available in the first floor, they came up.

After ascertaining that it was he whom they wanted, they asked him if on a given day a few months back, had he been to the neighborhood of Khandala and stayed there for a night. Chenthil's face became pale. The Inspector asked him if he knew the woman of the house where he stayed during the night.

Chenthil said, "Yes. But I was there only for a few hours and left early in the morning."

Inspector: Yes. We know all that. There is strong evidence for all that. You know, the lady is dead. And this is her lawyer.

They spoke to Chenthil for about five minutes and then gave him some papers.

Inspector: Okay, Chenthil, we are leaving. You cannot deny or refuse anything. She was a kindhearted person but she was in emotional turmoil. You will have to come to Lonavala tomorrow. Whatever has happened, we still hope that you would not try to evade law. Of course, you cannot do it.

Now Mukund had woken up. Understanding that there were visitors, he just sat up in his bed. He just had a glimpse of the police officer leaving. He also saw Chenthil rushing to him.

Chenthil: Mukund, I trusted you as my friend, now tell me the truth. What happened the other day, nay the other night?

Mukund: Which night?

Chenthil: Don't pretend. The other night, when we were foolishly loitering near Lonavala, what did you do?

Mukund: (Clearly Mukund had become nervous.) Why do you ask? I ... I did not do anything. You know, you only woke me up in the morning and we came back to Mumbai.

Chenthil: Mukund, for goodness’ sake, please do not test my patience. Did you go to meet her after I went to sleep? Don't bluff.

Mukund: (Now realizing that the secret has come out somehow) Yes, at that late hour, the lady had forgotten to bolt the door beyond the verandah. I had noticed it. So after you went to sleep, I went inside... and...

Chenthil: Oh, My God, and you gave her my name and address. Why? Is it right? And, you made her believe that it was I who did it to her? Is it right? How at all it occurred to you to do a thing like this? Is this the kind of friendship we have kept up all these years from our childhood?

Mukund: (Now coming to grips with the situation and understanding that something had gone seriously wrong and that Chenthil is in the soup in lieu of him) Yes. So what? You say always that you are very intelligent. Do something about it. Leave me alone. I am shifting from this place now itself. That is all between us.

Chenthil: Mukund, Is that you? Are you talking to me like this, after the friendship of all these years? I could not simply believe my ears!

Mukund: Yes, Yes, Yes. It is me and now I am ditching you. Do what you can. At least now, know that I am not as dumb as you believe. (Chenthil could not believe his eyes. Mukund was hurriedly packing his things and getting ready to leave once for all!)

Chenthil: Mukund, You have opened my eyes. Okay, get lost. Never see me again. But before leaving please know, what has happened in Lonavala.

Mukund: I DON’T CARE (Mukund was actually leaving.)

Chenthil: Okay, But still, let me just inform you,

Do you know what Chenthil informed Mukund?


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The woman, who played host the other night, had died, leaving all her properties worth more than 100 crores, to Chenthil in her will.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

4 boy friends‏

Once upon a time there was this girl who had four boyfriends.

She loved the 4th boyfriend the most and adored him with rich robes and treated him to the finest of delicacies. She gave him nothing but the best.


She also loved the 3rd boyfriend very much and was always showing him off to neighboring kingdoms. However, she feared that one day he would leave her for another.



She also loved her 2nd boyfriend. He was her confidant and was always kind, considerate and patient with her. Whenever this girl faced a problem, she could confide in him, and he would help her get through the difficult times.

The girls 1st boyfriend was a very loyal partner and had made great contributions in maintaining her wealth and kingdom. However, she d id not love the first boyfriend. Although he loved her deeply, she hardly took notice of him!

One day, the girl fell ill and she knew her time was short. She thought of her luxurious life and wondered, I now have four boyfriends with me, but when I die, I'll be all alone.'

Thus, she asked the 4th boyfriend, 'I loved you the most, endowed you with the finest clothing and showered great care over you. Now that I'm dying, will you follow me and keep me company?'

'No way!', replied the 4th boyfriend, and he walked away without another word..

His answer cut like a sharp knife right into her heart.

The sad girl then asked the 3rd boyfriend, 'I loved you all my life. Now that I'm dying, will you follow me and keep me company?'


'No!', replied the 3rd boyfriend. 'Life is too good! When you die, I'm going to marry someone else!'


Her heart sank and turned cold.

She then asked the 2nd boyfriend, 'I have always
turned to you for help and you've always been there for me.

When I die, will you follow me and keep me company?'

'I'm sorry, I can't help you out this time!', replied the 2nd boyfriend. 'At the very most, I can only walk with you to your grave.'

His answer struck her like a bolt of lightning, and the girl was devastated.

Then a voice called out: 'I'll go with you. I'll follow you no matter where you go..'

The girl looked up, and there was his first boyfriend. He was very skinny as he suffered from malnutrition and neglect.

Greatly grieved, the girl said, 'I should have taken much better care of you when I had the chance!'

In truth, you have 4 boyfriends in your lives:

Your 4th boyfriend is your body. No matter how much time and effort you lavish in making it look good, it will leave you when you die.


Your 3rd boyfriend is your possessions, status and wealth.When you die, it will all go to others.


Your 2nd boyfriend is your family and friends. No matter how much they have been there for you, the furthest they can stay by you is up to the grave.

And your 1st boyfriend is your Soul. Often neglected in pursuit of wealth, power and pleasures of the world.

However, your Soul is the only thing that will follow you where ever you go.Cultivate, strengthen and cherish it now, for it is the only part of you that will follow you to the throne of God and continue with you throughout Eternity.

Thought for the day:Remember, when the world pushes you to your knees,you're in the perfect position to pray.


Pass this on to someone you care about - I just did.



Being happy doesn't mean everything's perfect. It means you've decided to see beyond the imperfections.

Discovery

After digging to a depth of 100 meters last year, Russian scientists found traces of copper wire dating back 1000 years, and came to the conclusion that their ancestors already had a telephone network one thousand years ago.

So, not to be outdone, in the weeks that followed, American scientists dug 200 meters and the headlines in the US papers read:
' US scientists have found traces of 2000 year old optical fibers, and have concluded that their ancestors already had advanced high-tech digital telephone 1000 years earlier than the Russians.'

One week later, Indian daily newspapers reported the following:







'After digging as deep as 500 meters, Indian scientists have found absolutely nothing. They have concluded that 5000 years ago, their ancestors were already using Bluetooth and Wireless technology.


"JAI HO"

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

jokes...‏

Stage 1 - SMART
---------------
This is when you suddenly become an expert on every subject in the
known universe. You know you know everything and you want to pass
on your knowledge to anyone who will listen. At this stage you are
always RIGHT. And of course, the person you are talking to is very
WRONG. This makes for an interesting argument when both parties
are SMART.

Stage 2 - GOOD LOOKING
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This is when you realize that you are the BEST LOOKING person in
the entire bar and that people fancy you. You can go up to a
perfect stranger knowing they fancy you and really want to talk to
you. Keep in mind that you are still SMART, so you can talk to
this person about any subject under the sun.

Stage 3 - RICH
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This is when you suddenly become the RICHEST person in the world.
You can buy drinks for the entire bar because you have an armored
truck full of money parked behind the bar. You can also make bets
at this stage, because of course you're still SMART, so naturally,
you will win all your bets. It doesn't matter how much you bet
because you are RICH. You will also buy drinks for everyone that
you fancy, because you are also the BEST LOOKING person in the
world.

Stage 4 - BULLET PROOF
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You are now ready to pick fights with anyone and everyone,
especially those with whom you have been betting or arguing. This
is because nothing can hurt you. At this point you can also go up
to the partners of the people whom you fancy and challenge them to
a battle of wits or money. You have no fear of losing this battle,
because you're SMART, you're RICH and Hell, you're better looking
than them anyway!

Stage 5 - INVISIBLE
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This is the final stage of Drunkenness. At this point you can do
anything, because NO ONE CAN SEE YOU. You dance on a table to
impress the people whom you fancy, because the rest of the people
in the room cannot see you. You are also invisible to the person
who wants to fight you. You can walk through the street singing at
the top of your lungs because no one can see or hear you - and
because you're still SMART you know ALL the words." Doris, is sitting in a bar, and says to her friend that she wants
to have plastic surgery to enlarge her breasts.

The bartender tells her, "Hey, you don't need surgery to do that.
I know how to do it without surgery."




*************

One day, a man walked into a bar. He say's to the bartender, "If I
show you the most amazing thing in your life, will you give me
five free beers?"

The bartender says, "Show me this amazing thing first."

So the man takes out a 10 inch man and a tiny piano.

The 10 inch man starts playing the piano. The bartender scratches
his head and says, "Wow, that is amazing. Here are your five
beers. How did you do that?"

"There is a magic lamp outside. Rub it and a genie comes out and
will grant you one wish."

So the bartender goes outside, finds the lamp, and rubs it. Then
the genie comes out and says "I am the genie of this lamp. I will
grant one wish. Choose carefully."

"I want 10,000,000 bucks." As soon as he made his wish, 10,000,000
ducks came out of nowhere.

The bartender goes back into the bar.

"Boy" he says to the man, "that genie sure does have bad hearing."

The man answers: "I know, did you really think I asked for a 10
inch pianist?"

************
A man is waiting for wife to give birth. The doctor comes in and
informs the dad that his son was born without torso, arms or legs.

The son is just a head! But the dad loves his son and raises him
as well as he can, with love and compassion.

After 21 years, the son is old enough for his first drink. Dad
takes him to the bar and tearfully tells the son he is proud of
him. Dad orders up the biggest, strongest drink for his boy. With
all the bar patrons looking on curiously and the bartender
shaking his head in disbelief, the boy takes his first sip of
alcohol.

Swoooop! A torso pops out! The bar is dead silent; then bursts
into a whoop of joy. The father, shocked, begs his son to drink
again. The patrons chant, "Take another drink!" The bartender
still shakes his head in dismay. Swoooop! Two arms pops out.
The bar goes wild.

The father, crying and wailing, begs his son to drink again. The
patrons chant, "Take another drink!" The bartender ignores the
whole affair. By now the boy is getting tipsy, and with his new
hands he reaches down, grabs his drink and guzzles the last of it.
Swoooop! Two legs pop out.

The bar is in chaos. The father falls to his knees and tearfully
thanks God. The boy stands up on his new legs and stumbles to the
left... then to the right... right through the front door, into
the street, where a truck runs over him and kills him instantly.

The bar falls silent. The father moans in grief. The bartender
sighs and says, "That boy should have quit while he was a head"


**************

One night, a guy walked into a bar and asked the bartender for a
drink. Then he asked for another. After a couple more drinks, the
bartender got worried.

"What's the matter?" the bartender asked.

"My wife and I got into a fight," explained the guy, "and she
vowed not to talk to me for 31 days . . ."

He took another drink, and said, "And tonight is the last night."






A man walks into a bar and asks for a beer. After drinking it, he
looks in his shirt pocket and asks for another beer.

After drinking that one, he looks in his shirt pocket again and
asks for another beer. This happens about another seven times
before the bartender asks him, "Why do you keep looking in your
pocket?"

The man replies, "I have a picture of my wife in there. When she
looks good enough, I'll go home."


*******

A cowboy rode into town and stopped at the saloon for a drink.

Unfortunately, the locals always had a habit of picking on
newcomers. When he left the bar some time later, he realised that
his horse had been stolen.

The cowboy rushed back into the bar, handily flipped his gun into
the air, caught it above his head without even looking, and then
fired a shot into the ceiling. "Who stole my horse!" he yelled
with surprising forcefulness.

No one answered.

"I'm gonna have another beer and if my horse ain't back outside by
the time I'm finished, I'm gonna do what I did back in Texas. And
let me tell you, I don't wanna have to do what I did back in
Texas!"

Some of the locals shifted restlessly.

The cowboy had another beer, then walked outside to find his horse
was back. So, he saddled up and prepared to ride out of town.

The bartender wandered out of the bar and said, "Say partner, what
happened in Texas anyway?"

The cowboy turned back and said, "I had to walk home!"

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

<><>Old Age....Joke....<><>

Two elderly people living in Trailer Estates, he was a Widower and she a widow, had known each other for a number of years.

One evening there was a community supper in the big activity center. The two were at the same table, across from one another as the meal went on, he took a few admiring glances at her and finally gathered the courage to ask her, " Will you marry me?"

After about six seconds of ' careful consideration' , she answered "Yes. Yes, I will. "

The meal ended and, with a few more pleasant exchanges, they went to Their respective places.

Next morning, he was troubled. "Did she say 'yes' or did she say 'no'?" He couldn't remember. Try as he might, he just Could not recall. Not even a faint memory. With trepidation, he went to The telephone and called her.

First, he explained that he didn't remember as well as he used to. Then he reviewed the lovely evening past. As he gained a little more courage, he inquired, "When I asked if you would marry me, did you say 'Yes' or did you say 'No'?"

He was delighted to hear her say, "Why, I said, 'Yes, yes I will' and I Meant it with all my heart. " Then she continued, "I am so glad that you called, because I couldn't remember who had asked me."

Who is Orkut? Must Read

A guy lost his girlfriend in a train accident....

But the gal's name nowhere appeared in the dead list. This guy grew up n became IT technical architect in his late 20?s, achievement in itself!!





He hired developers from the whole globe and plan to make a software where he could search for his gf through the web..

Things went as planned...

N he found her, after losing millions of dollars and 3 long years!!





It was time to shut down the search operation, when the CEO of Google had a
Word with this guy n took over this application,

This Software made a whopping 1 billion dollars profit in its first year,

Which we today know as ORKUT













The guy's name is ORKUT BUYUKKOTEN Yes its named after him only. Today he is paid a hefty sum by Google for the things we do like scrapping. He is expected to b the richest person by 2009..

ORKUT BUYUKKOTEN today has 13 assistants to monitor his scrapbook & 8 to

Monitor his friends-list. He gets around 20,000 friend-requests a day & about 85,000 scraps!!!









Some other Cool Facts about this guy:





* He gets $12 from Google when every person registers to this website.

* He also gets $10 when you add somebody as a friend.

* He gets $8 when your friend's friend adds you as a friend & gets $6 if

Anybody adds you as friend in the resulting chain.

* He gets $5 when you scrap somebody & $4 when somebody scraps you.

* He also gets $200 for each photograph you upload on Orkut.

* He gets $2.5 when you add your friend in the crush-list or in the hot-list.

* He gets $2 when you become somebody's fan.

* He gets $1.5 when somebody else becomes your fan.

* He even gets $1 every time you logout of Orkut.

* He gets $0.5 every time you just change your profile-photograph.

* He also gets $0.5 every time you read your friend's scrap-book & $0.5 every time
You view your friend's friend-list.



















WOW!!!





Happy ORKUTTING
THE MAKING OF ORKUT

Bolo Tara ra ra‏

University were to be interviewed for a prestigious job. One common
question was asked to all 4 of them.


INTERVIEWER: WHICH IS THE FASTEST THING IN THE WORLD?

YALE guy: Its light, Nothing can travel faster than light

HARVARD Guy: It's the Thought; because thought is so fast it comes instantly in
your mind.

MIT guy: Its Blink, you can blink and its hard to realize you blinked

SANTA SINGH: Its Loose motion

INTERVIEWER: (Shocked to hear Santa's reply, asked) "WHY"?

SANTA SINGH: Last night after dinner, I was lying in my bed and I got the
worst stomach cramps, and before I could THINK, BLINK, or TURN ON
THE LIGHTS, it was over!!!!

BOLO TARA RA RA