Friday, September 28, 2007

Laugh a little

SMS laughs

Knock! Knock!
Who is it?
Misbah…
Misbah who?
Mis bah 5 runs!

Misbah thought he was sending the ball into no man’s land. Little did he know that there is a Mallu in every corner of the world.

PS: Misbah played very well and thanks to him we won both matches.

Thursday, September 27, 2007

Celebrations!!!!!

Hey ppl!!!! Quo Vadis is 1 today!!!!!!!

When I started blogging I called this page Quo Vadis because I wasn't too sure where this blog would go. But over the past one year you have seen it and have been a part of it and have helped it grow to what it is today.
Thank you.

Now for the rest of the post.....

100 (number)

100 (one hundred) (the Roman numeral is C for centum) is the natural number following 99 and preceding 101.

 100one hundred 100thone hundredth $2^2 \cdot 5^2$ 1, 2, 4, 5, 10,20, 25, 50, 100 C Roman numeral (Unicode) C, c hecto-/hect- (from Greek) centi- (from Latin) 1100100 144 84 64 ק (Kuf)

In mathematics

One hundred is the square of 10 (in scientific notation it is written as 102). The standard SI prefix for a hundred is "hecto-".

One hundred is the basis of percentages (literally "per hundred"), with 100% being a full amount.

It is the sum of the first nine prime numbers, as well as the sum of two prime numbers (47 + 53), and the sum of the cubes of the first four integers (100 = 13 + 23 + 33 + 43). Also, 26 + 62 = 100, thus 100 is a Leyland number.

One hundred is also an 18-gonal number. It is divisible

by the number of primes below it, 25 in this case. But it can not be expressed as the difference between any integer and the total of coprimes below it, making it a noncototient. However, it can be expressed as a sum of some of its divisors, making it a semiperfect number.

100 is a Harshad number in base 10, and also in base 4, and in that base it is a self-descriptive number.

In science

Astronomy

The Messier object M100, a magnitude 10.5 spiral galaxy in the constellation Coma Berenices.

The New General Catalogue object NGC 100, a magnitude 13.3 spiral galaxy in the constellation Pisces.

The Saros number of the solar eclipse series which began on 264 May 13 and ended on 1526 June 10 with a duration of 1262.1 years and 71 solar eclipses. Further, the number of the lunar eclipse series which began on 403 November 15 and ended on 1864 April 22 with a duration of 1460.4

years, and 82 lunar eclipses.

In other fields

One hundred is also:

Pssst!: This post is No. 100, FYKI.

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Watch this space for more...

Puzzled?

 One-Day Internationals 99 not out Player Runs Balls 4s 6s SR Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard BA Edgar 99* 136 6 1 72.79 New Zealand v India Auckland 14-Feb-81 ODI # 116 DM Jones 99* 77 4 3 128.57 Australia v Sri Lanka Adelaide 28-Jan-85 ODI # 299 RB Richardson 99* 141 11 1 70.21 West Indies v Pakistan Sharjah 15-Nov-85 ODI # 339 A Flower 99* 111 7 2 89.18 Zimbabwe v Australia Harare 24-Oct-99 ODI # 1521 ADR Campbell 99* 124 8 0 79.83 Zimbabwe v New Zealand Bulawayo 1-Oct-00 ODI # 1629 RR Sarwan 99* 104 8 0 95.19 West Indies v India Ahmedabad 15-Nov-02 ODI # 1896 BJ Hodge 99* 86 7 1 115.11 Australia v New Zealand Melbourne 4-Feb-07 ODI # 2501 Test matches 99 not out Player Runs Mins Balls 4s 6s Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard G Boycott 99* 337 285 8 0 England v Australia Perth 14-Dec-79 Test # 864 SR Waugh 99* 288 183 12 0 Australia v England Perth 3-Feb-95 Test # 1287 AJ Tudor 99* 182 119 21 0 England v New Zealand Birmingham 1-Jul-99 Test # 1455 SM Pollock 99* 252 170 9 2 South Africa v Sri Lanka Centurion 15-Nov-02 Test # 1626 AJ Hall 99* 126 87 15 2 South Africa v England Leeds 21-Aug-03 Test # 1656 To get out in the nineties must be really tough, just ask Sachin Tendulkar. But to stay unbeaten on 99, it must be a rare kind of experience.

PS: Quo Vadis 99* in 364 days

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Man in the mirror, refreshed

(This is a partly recycled post. I have done some ^C & ^V to an earlier post that you may like to read)

"I'm starting with the man in the mirror, I'm asking him to change his ways, and no message could have been any clearer, if you want to make the world a better place take a look at yourself and make that change..."

- Micheal Jackson

Very powerful words with a deep meaning, how often we have heard the world is bad etc etc. Not a day will pass until we hear some one complaining about the poor infrastructure, bad roads, cleanliness, pollution, corruption and many of the ills that plague the world around. I think its time to wave a red flag and say STOP right there! It is your right to express you opinion (even blog! ; ) ) about something that concerns you, but what have you done about it the problem?

How many times have we seen well educated, well mannered people with high social standing complaining in public fora about the civic problems plaguing us and the next moment do not have the slightest remorse in throwing a recently used paper cup on the road. Just today we saw that the recently concluded local body elections having such ridiculously low voter turnout. The same middle class that will not hesitate to condone, criticize the politicians will just sit on their backsides , twiddling their thumbs watching a tear jerker soap on the tv on their day off and just ignore the future of the city. Then tell me what bloody right do these people have to complain?

This post was inspired by a hoarding that D showed me the other day that had the following words (incidentally the ad was for a tech firm)

Need I say any more?????

Friday, September 14, 2007

Tagged Ver. 2.0

Chriz tagged me because he liked these questions. And as the world is round my tag has returned to me.

Just a word of caution, you wont learn much about me from these questions (yes, I have been truthful)

1. Pick out a scar you have, and explain how you got it.
The scar on my nose, It started off as a simple mosquito bite but constant itching and a little scratching made it permanent.

2. What does your phone look like?
Last time I saw it, it still looked like a phone.

A Sony Ericcson W810i to be precise.

3. What is on the walls of your bedroom?

Paint!!! (I'm partly colour blind, so don't ask me what colour.)

4. What is your current desktop picture?

5. Do you believe in gay marriage?

Are you crazy? It will work only where men and women don’t know how normal marriages last. Yet another silly invention of the west.

If man did evolve from apes, ever seen one male ape doing another?

6. What do you want more than anything right now?

Actually, I’m stretched out watching a good T20 match and also blogging. Can’t ask for more.

7 . What time were you born?

6 AM and there was light!!!!!

8. Are your parents still together?

YES.

9. Last person who made you cry?

The joy of my life.

10. What is your favorite perfume / cologne?

Cuba. But I’m allergic to sprays so I tend to prefer ethnic roll-ons.

11. What kind of hair/eye color do you like in the opposite sex?

Any natural colour.

12. What are you listening to?

Some junk on TV.

13. Do you get scared of the dark?

No.

14. Do you like pain killers?

Nope. They are just a necessary evil.

15. Are you too shy to ask someone out?

Sometimes…... (Those were the good old days, too late now)

16. If you could eat anything right now, what would it be?.

Having too much hotel food lately, so as of now, I’d rather starve.

Ref Q. 9

18. Who was the last person who made you smile?

Who am I tagging?

That's a little secret.

Thursday, September 06, 2007

My blog is rated PG!!!!

Hey,

Saw this blog rating on Anju's blog and was curious enough to rate mine and guess what?

Mingle2 - Minneapolis Singles

This rating was determined based on the presence of the following words:

• kill (2x)
• hell (1x)
So all you kids out there, better keep your parents around when you read my blog.

On my desktop!

Found this remarkable poster on the net.

Really awesome way to explain persistence on the job.

Wednesday, September 05, 2007

Pop that bubbly!!!!!!!!

I'm still celebrating a famous victory of the Indian cricket team at the oval. After a superb team effort built on a fabulous opening partnership from the superb partnership firm Tendulkar and Ganguly, the icing on the cake was laid by one young spark.

Take a bow Robin Uthappa!!!! You deserve all the applause.

Saturday, September 01, 2007

Teacher??????????

I remember being taught “matha, pitha, guru, deivam” or “mother, father, teacher, god” way back in school during my earliest Tamil classes.

The order of priority may vary and I’m sure is an intensely personal issue, but the fact that parents and teacher are elevated above the Almighty shows the roles and responsibilities they have.

However we have seen incidents that were probably going on for so long but now have been brought to the public eye by our innumerable media houses, incidents like beating, abuse, molestation, rape and other unspeakable abuses the children endure under the hands of teachers. Too often we see teachers committing crimes that deserve the strictest possible form of punishment and often getting away with it easily.

Yesterday we saw a teacher in a girl’s school trapped in a sting operation by a Hindi news channel. Her crime (yes, it was a woman), drugging her students and making pornographic movies with them, later on using these movies to threaten them into prostitution.

I was so revolted by the news and for a while I did not know how to react. My heart goes out to all those kids who have to endure all these abuses during the best part of their lives; they will surely be scarred for life.

But as I condemn such teachers, I wonder what are the parents doing? It is all very good to go around torching jeeps and stoning buses and making a general nuisance of themselves just to show their fury at the teacher, who incidentally has just been suspended and is in police custody.

So many questions cloud my mind:

• Why are the parents reacting and not being proactive to ensure that such crimes never occur? They may not know that a pervert teaches their kids but surely there will be some tell tale signs.

• Are not the parents the first line of defense for any child? Don’t children confide their fears and worries with their parents anymore?

• How can parents of these victims be so oblivious to such things till they see it on the news?

• When a baby cries, I have seen with amazement that the mother knows whether it is for milk or a change of nappy without a single word being spoken. Yet when these children go to school and endure so many scars, can not the parents see the un-cried tears in the eyes?

• Is there a break down in the parent child communication?

• Do parents have time actually for their children?

I remember even while in college my mother used to take active interest in what happened at class, often irritating “grown up” me. But this was something that she used to do from my kindergarten. Though the quantity and quality of the information decreased over the years it still was an open channel of communication for which today I’m intensely grateful for. I know without doubt that if I would have had one bad day in school over the years, my mother would have known, either by my words or by my actions. Even today she has not lost her skills but chooses to stay in the back ground till she is asked.

Thank you mum.