Ethnic day @ Nokia

Today we celebrated Ethnic day on the eve of Indian Independence day. As usual i wore White shirt and dhoti...

Here are the pics..

National Pledge

Today me and my friend suddenly remembered about the pledge we used to take during school prayers. We remembered just two lines of the pledge and forgot the rest. After googling, we found the entire pledge :) Here you go...

General Pledge
India is my country. All Indians are my brothers and sisters.
I Love my country. I am proud of its rich and varied culture. I shall always strive to be worthy of it.
I shall love and respect my parents, teachers and elders.
To my country and my people I pledge my devotion.

Took the Pledge from http://www.indianmirror.com/geography/geo7.html

Testing related Blog

I recently found a blog (http://thiyagarajan.wordpress.com/) which is dedicated for explaining testing related concepts which is really useful. Adding the same to my Sidebar :)

Trip to Madurai & Rameshwaram

Last month June 13th, one of my college friend got married in Madurai. The same weekend me and my parents planned for a trip to Madurai and Rameshwaram. I started from Bangalore by train, my parents and one of our family friend's family started from Dharmapuri and my brother started from Chennai and joined in Madurai. Visited Azhagar Kovil, Palamuthircholai, Thiruparankundram, Madurai meenakshi amman temple on Friday and started to Ramehswaram on Saturday morning. It was a nice long journey and this is my first time to Rameshwaram, so I was amazed to travel on the Pamban bridge and to see the waveless sea. The sea near the temple is not very clean because of the poojas they make for their ancestors and since there is no waves the sea will not the push the things out of water which normally all seas do.

Next day morning we went to the temple and had dharshinam of Sapidaga lingam (ச்படிக லிங்கம்). Sapidaga Lingam dharshinam is allowed every day morning between 5 AM and 6 AM. Inside Rameshwaram temple there 22 theerthams which are shallow waters of the sea extending upto some metres. Hindus believe that a bath in all of these theerthams will remove our sins. In legend, Lord SriRam took a bath in Agni theertham after killing Ravana and worshipped the deity here. Hence these theerthams are considered as holy for pilgrims.

In the afternoon we went to Dhanushkodi, the end of Indian border :) the sea water was fantastic with huge waves, the beach is very clean unlike few other beaches in India.

In Pamban Bridge

Dhanuskodi sea

Then returned back home carrying of lot of enjoyment in memories.

Adding one more picture after the comments from my juniors... :)

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Delhi, Agra Trip

Me and my friend went for a company training to Gurgaon. As planned we started 2 days early and reached New Delhi on June 7th. We booked packages for New Delhi and Agra in Panicker Travels. In Agra visited Agra Fort, Taj Mahal and the way back to New Delhi went to Mathura, birth place of Lord Krishna. Delhi package covered India gate, Humayun's Tomb, Qutub minar

Taj Mahal India Gate

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PicLens - Addon to Mozilla Firefox

Thanks to PKP for referring this PicLens application in his blog.

PicLens, an Addon application, provides an immersive full-screen experience for viewing photos and videos on the supported sites listed below and on sites that support Media RSS.

It supports most of the sites which provides Media RSS. Some of the popular sites are Picasa, YouTube, Flickr, Phoyobucket, Google Images Search,  Yahoo Images Search etc.

This add on helps to view all the pictures/videos shown on the website in a fraction of second. I personally  tried the application and found to be useful.

Dasavatharam

Dasavatharam

Dasavatharam, the most expected film of tamil industry in 2007 - 08 featuring Kamal and Asin as lead actors had made his ground to the public. Kamal acted in 10 different roles and Asin in 2 different roles. I watched the movie on the fourth day. The film is based on Chaos theory. Though kamal tries to explain the chaos theory, few of the scenes confuses the viewers or I don't know whether few scenes are deleted from the movie to shorten the film. The entire film has shown the happenings from 20-Dec-2004 to 26-Dec-2004.

The first 10 mins of the film is really superb, he proves that he is ulaga nayagan by his acting.Few characters can be avoided but he has shown the link between every characters.

The roles I really like are

1. Rangarajan Nambi - Vaishanavan

2. Balram Naidu - Telugu intelligence officer

3. Fletcher - The Killer, an X-CIA.

4. Vincent Poovaraagan - A Dalit who cares about the world & environment.

This film will be trend setter in tamil by making others to use the technologies to the maximum extent.

Kuruvi Review

No words to review this movie. What all i can do is cry for wasting my money and my recommendation is Don't waste even a single penny for watching this movie.

Kuruvi

Arul's Marriage

Thought of blogging this long time ago. But got the pics today only :)

Arul Prakash my college lab batch mate, gets married and starts the marriage counter in our batch boys list :) Most of the people who were available in India attended the marriage. Enjoyed the two days in Madurai completely. After very long time I met my class mates that too in Madurai.

Arul Marriage

Bugzilla on Windows

This week I tried installing Bugzilla on a windows machine, as I thought installing Bugzilla on a windows, that too behind a firewall is not an easy task. As I understand, in Debian etch, the steps to be followed is very simple, apt-get install bugzilla :) but not that easy in Windows. Tried lot of ways but ended in vain because of firewall issues. Then switched the machine to public network and followed the instructions given in http://www.bugzilla.org/docs/win32install.html . Now Bugzilla is running successfully on a windows machine.

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