Friday, December 31, 2010

Saturday, December 25, 2010


Successful artist is of no use to society or community. Sad but true!!

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Wednesday, December 15, 2010

BOSE Rocks....

Today I bought new BOSE Companion 2 speakers. The sound clarity is so clear that you can count each and every note of each instrument playing the track.
I have connected these speakers to iPod, iPod + BOSE Speakers seems to be deadly combo. :)

Bose Rocks!!!
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Monday, November 29, 2010

Tiger Balm and skin burning ?

Till today I never used any balm but 2 days before I used Tiger balm on my forehead and got burn marks on my forehead.

Thanks to my dermitologist who cure those burn marks.


So before applying Tiger balm check whether it suits your skin or not. They have also printed this warning on there product.

I learnt my lesson.

I searched google for complaint against tiger balm and I found these links:
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Tuesday, November 02, 2010

I want to kiss you in the rain...

I want to kiss you in the rain
it will surely wash away your pain

I want to see rain flowing on you
this is the scene I am dying to view

I want to see your hairs getting wet
I want to feel them how can I forget

I love you and here I stand
my love is as pure as rain is for the land

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Friday, August 27, 2010


Finally I am going back to India. Today is my last working day. In last 3 months I really enjoyed here, meet new people, good people. Lots of good memories.

Learned new things, got new friends....I will remember these 3 month.

See you USA, bye bye!!!

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Saturday, August 21, 2010

Monday, August 16, 2010

Indian Independence day 15 August 2010 at Hartford, USA

Hartford is the only city in USA where Indian Flag is hosted on Capitol Building.
Thanks to all Americans!!!

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Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Thanking God..Real life experience of my colleague

Software Developers and Software Testers are like Tom and Jerry. Always fighting but still both are important for a successful software product.

Riya (Name changed for Privacy), the tech lead of our testing team shared one article about her real life experience. After reading her experience you will feel that how much things we assume in our life.

Here is the article.

I would like to welcome you all to know something happened in my life. I wanted to share this not only to my friends, even to my know persons. J

May be like a story..

They were days we were slowly digesting the fact that my father is no more in this world. Not even 1 yr my father left us, on May 18th, 2009 one of my brothers [3rd bro] was shot by ISI terrorists at Falaknama, Hyderabad. He got shot in head and bullet went into head. Doctors said that cannot say anything till 4 to 5 days observation. That was the reason I am back from Sydney.

At that moment my family was in unexplainable grief as we already lost my father just before 1 yr of this situation happened. Family was doubted whether I and my mom can survive if anything happens to my bro.

When my father passed away, as a youngest kid who got newly married [less than 2 months] I was anguished, couldn’t even sleep nights. I wanted to take any medicine / alcohol and forget the pain to sleep temporarily. But I couldn’t do that by thinking my father will be looking at me and he feels sad. I almost lost the conscious that god is there, I forgot all good things god did in my life. I was throwing all god materials.

And in my brother situation I was like crazy; don’t know what to do & what to talk.

My brother used to deny that god is there. But you know what, now he believes god as he already reached him and back. You know why?

My bro is now absolutely fine with no minor disability also. He didn’t lose anything except the pain. Doctors were surprised to look at him, he is still carrying bullet in his head, but he is totally like normal. Few days before he started going to job.

One more thing is police caught that person who shot my bro just two days before. He is under my bro custody. He killed two cops, 1 at the time when he shot my bro and another person on May 18, 2010.

Might be after reading this if you are not thinking this is greatest, that might be true from your perspective. But every individual experience is different. As of my life experience, I felt amazing by experiencing what god did to my bro.

I just want to keep on thanking god for the gracious sight he is having on my family.

At times, we don’t understand the reason for something’s happens in our life right?

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Monday, August 09, 2010


Sometimes I feel that I am talking to books and reading a person.

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Saturday, July 31, 2010

Green Peas Masala

Today I cooked Green Peas Masala. I took this receipe from this site.

2 persons, 30 min
3 spn coconut powder

3 inch of ginger

5 cloves of garlic

1 pinch of turmeric

3 elachi

1 spn of chilli powder (or) 6 green chillies

1 spn garam masala

oil 2 spns and

salt to taste
Fry in no oil all the above ingredients i.e., ginger, garlic, elachi, coconut power and grind them till a thick paste.
Now heat oil in a pan and fry onions,green chillies and turmeric till it gets brown.
Add to it tomatoes(cut into very small pieces)and fry them till it is totally fried and leaves oil.
Add the above grinded paste and let it fry till it leaves the oil.
Now add salt and garam masala and stir about 2 min.
Finally add the green peas decorated with cilanto on it..

This can be served with rotis,puri, and rice..

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Saturday, July 24, 2010

The Ray Gonzalez - Latin Jazz and Salsa Festival

As per my plan in my US stay, I have decided that every weekend I have to do\visit some new interesting activity.

This weekend was good in this regard. On friday we had a picnic and we played softball over there.

Today evening we went to The Ray Gonzalez - Latin Jazz and Salsa Festival. It was a blast.

It was at the riverfront plaza, hartfrord.

Guest Artist were: Richi Flores, Lucho Cueto and Black Sugar Sextet, Ray Gonzalez, Torres Jazzy Rumba.
Guest Singers were Josue Rosado, Juan Garcia, Jennifer Murillo.

Jennifer Murillo was amazing. Her singing style and voice are phonomenon. She is daughter of New Orleans cultured by Pervuvian parents and gifted singing student at Guakia in Hatford. she has participated as one of the main characters in the following musicals: "Cinderella Eats Rice and Beans" and "Alice in Wonderland" presented by The Hartford Childern's Theater. Murillo made her debut at the Festival singing with Big Band Orchestra conducted by Ray Gonzalez.

Another impressive performance was from the Juan Manuel Garcia. A true Puerto Rican sonero with deep and passionate doman in the art of improvisation. Garcia has been the featured sinnger for man musical groups in and out of Puerto Rico. Presently Garcia is the singer for Orquesta Mulenz. He performed first time in Ray Gonzalez Latin Jass and Salsa Festival.

Over all it was a great experience to see these people performing live. People were dancing on there tunes and rytheme. What else you need for a perfect weekend.

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Friday, July 23, 2010

Client Picnic

Softball is something new for me. In India the main game is cricket as football in brazil. But after understanding the game

I felt it is more interesting. the only comedy happen with me I always forgot that after you hit the ball in softball you

have to keep the bat at that point only. After strike I always tool bat with me...which was funny.

OVer all it was a nice experiece!!!

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Thursday, July 22, 2010

Mushroom Curry

This is not my receipe, I learned it from this blog

Thought of sharing it again!!!

Preparation Method of Mushroom Masala Curry Recipe
Sliced Mushrooms - 1 pack
Ginger paste - 1 tsp
Garlic paste - 1 tsp
Onion - 1 no
Tomato - 1 no
Coriander powder - 4 tsp
Masala powder - 4 tsp
Chilly powder - 2 tsp
Salt - 1 tsp
Coriander leaves(optional) - 4 stems

1)Wash mushrooms in warm water.

2)Heat oil in a pan.

3)Add ginger and garlic paste and stir, till brown.

4)Add chopped onions and stir, till onions are cooked.

5)Add coriander powder and
masala powder and stir, till the smell of masala powder comes out.

6)Add one or two chopped tomatoes, chilly powder and stir well, till tomatoes blend well.

7)Add mushrooms, cover the pan with a lid and cook on a low fame,
till mushroom is cooked.

:- Secret to cooking mushroom well is that you should not cook mushroom in water. Mushroom, itself has a lot of fluid which comes out when heated up. Hence it gets cooked in its own fluid.

8)Add water and salt as required and stir Mushroom Masala Curry well, till everything blends.

9)Garnish Mushroom Masala Curry with coriander leaves.

10) Serve Mushroom Masala Curry hot with rice or roti.


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Monday, July 12, 2010

Queen of earth, sky and sea - 25-year-old daredevil masters art of mountaineering, scuba diving & aero sports

The following article is published in Telegraph on June 28, to read the original article please click here

Bhubaneswar, June 28: This girl grew up playing with dolls but her favourite sport was to chase boys.

Today, the 25-year-old Arpita Mohapatra has progressed to where she is climbing peaks, plunging to the depth of oceans and falling through the sky. Arpita recently returned after leading a team of eight visually-challenged persons, who successfully trekked the Himalayas has surfaced to become the first and only woman in the state to have mastered all the areas of extreme adventure — mountaineering, water sports, aero-sports and scuba diving.

This daredevil hailing from Amaria, a little hamlet in Balasore district, was never a bright student. “Often, I would get back home bruised and was tired of dressing my injuries. None of my other six siblings troubled her like I did,” recalls Arpita. “Studies never attracted me. I was a good athlete from my school days, winning competitions in long jump, high jump, discuss and javelin throw.”

When in plus two, the Arpita had a brief stint in football for a period of two years. But before she could play any important games, her parents asked her to take up some computer courses so that she could bag a decent job. It was then that she headed for Bhubaneswar, aiming to take up a course in systems management. “My sporting activities had completely stopped and I was into this course. I was, however, badly missing my sporting activities. My uncle, a sports enthusiast, kept insisting that I must resume my sporting activities,” she says.

In 2007, Arpita hesitantly participated in the National Himalaya Expedition where she climbed the 14,000-ft Sarpas Cross.

“It was a 42-member group and I was the only one from Orissa. It was my first trekking experience and although I was hesitant to go in the beginning I could sense the pleasure soon as I reached the spot. It was the first time I was going out with such a mixed group,” she reminisces.

There was no stop from there. What followed was the Goa mountain and beach trek and sailing in the Arabian Sea. There was 12,000-ft Sandakphu trekking in the Kanchenjungha range and another from Darjeeling to the Nepal border. She also took part in the National Coastal Trekking expedition from Gangasagar to Digha. “Technically, it is difficult to go on these trips. Its exhausting and one needs a lot of energy,” she admits.

Determined to take it up as a career, Arpita took professional courses in mountaineering, water sports, aero sports and scuba diving at various institutes, including the Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, Regional Water Sports Institute, Himalayan Institute of Aero sports and the Institute of Professional Association for Diving Instructors. “The courses, apart from the much-needed professional certificates, provided me proper training and helped me adapt better methods to handle onsite. I had a rich experience of learning under experts like Reluram Thakur, Roshan Lal Thakur, Venketesh Charloo, Andy and Jeff,” gushed Arpita, who clinched the Anupama Award instituted by Doordarshan on occasion of Womens’ Day.

“She has excelled in all fields of adventure sports and aspires to take it ahead as a career. Her trainers have marked her as a quick learner and have always been encouraging her efforts. “The most important thing for women in adventure sports is proper guidance and loads of encouragement,” says adventure sports enthusiast Sushanta Kumar Das.

Arpita currently works as a swimming trainer at the Kalinga stadium where she trains young swimmers. “I get happy whenever I see the old snaps of the expeditions but I cannot be sure if this can be financially rewarding ever. With so few girls into this area, I am often looked upon as a tomboy.” “Neither I find the state government keen to support women who really wish to scale new heights. There have been occasions, where I was forced to let go some important expeditions as my leaves were not sanctioned,” she rues.

Arpita’s family still does not know what she has been doing all these days. They know that there is something called adventure sports but are not much into it. They understand that I am swimming and that is what I get my salary for,” she laughs. “But on the whole, it is a rewarding experience. I am proud I have been able to do what many girls can only dream of. I wish to excel in all I do,” she signs off.

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Had an amazing yoga session today after two weeks of gap. Feeling really rejuvenated. I am feeling again connected to my body. #gratitude ...