Thursday, January 17, 2008


When I was enjoying 20 days of my first bench life in office I came across this word. It might sound like name of a place, person or a thing. But its actually a puzzle game (some say it as an transport puzzle). My friend Preethi found this game when she was customizing her iGoogle web page. Simple game, where the player pushes the boxes inside the maze to the designated location. The other rule is that you can only push the box and not pull. We almost got addicted to this game. Every morning wen we reach office @ 9:00 we both would start playing this game if we had stopped in the middle of an level and then only check our mails. There are various implementations of the game, but the one we played had 100 levels. We managed to complete up to 63rd level. As the levels increase the number of boxes will also increase and the maze will also look complicated. This game really makes you to think “Out of the box”. I truly enjoyed playing this game. I stopped playing this game since I was allocated to another new project. Another interesting fact about this game is that they use this game for the research purposes for problem solving in Artificial Intelligence (AI). So this game made my 20 days of my bench life exciting and fascinating.

Friday, January 11, 2008

Halcyon Days

If you ask anyone “where did u spend the most memorable days in ur life” I’m sure most of them would say this simple 7 letter word COLLEGE .Within a span of 4 years I’ve got wonderful friends (lots of them!!!) and beautiful memories to carry wen I left college. Wen I was seeing the song “June July madham” song from the movie Kalluri in Sun Music I got reminded of my beautiful college days. I’ve sensed all my emotions like Anticipation, Boredom, Calmness, Delight, Glee, Fear, Zest, Lust, Joy, Sadness, Thrill, Regret, Resentment and FUN. I’ve had the best Birthday celebration only in my college. Vidhya and Niranjana had taken a lllloooootttttt of effort to make my Birthday’s the most unforgettable day of that year.I can’t forget the 3rd year birthday where they managed to give gifts for every hour.

Some remembrances of college Life: Chasing college bus in the morning,sudda sudda Canteen Pongal, Cheering basket ball matches from stands, Colorful Bus day, Bombastic Symposiums, Dancing Off- Stage during culturals, haunting lectures by JK, Kavitha and Shakthivel murugan, Munnar and Kodai Trips, Watching movies in hostel after lunch, Giving proxy, Internal Marks, Practical Exams, Record Books, Checking semester results in, Junior friends, Uncle John’s Kuchi ICE, , Ragging in Bus stop & Canteen, Cup Noodles in MCA Block, Vetti Arattai in the corridor and Library, Taking countless Xerox before exams, Artifical Intelligence Paper, Lab Coats, Movies @ Mayajaal, Night Stays, Namesake Assignments, Last Bench, Inter section and Inter Department Fights, President Election, Van journeys from Kelambakkam to College, Southern Residency, Playing hilarious games like 4 corners and BUS, First year block, Canteen akka’s Marriage, Enjoying in Rain, College Strike, Adi Velli (Anjan calls it Dancing Silver!), Freshers Party, Funny Accolades during Farewell Party and the list is endless... Huhhhhhhh .. Days have gone sooo fast.. Looks like I jus now joined college, but it’s already 18 months since I’m working.

My Favorites:

oTamil Cinema: I can watch any Tamil movie even if I don’t know the actor or the actress name. I’m an ardent fan of Rajinikanth. We’ve had sound debates in both my office and college about: who is the best ???“***Super star***” Rajini or “Ullaga nayagan” Kamal. (Obviously, Undoubtedly its Rajini :-))

o Hershey’s Kisses:: Hmmm….. This is my favourite chocolate. I love all the flavours like with almonds, caramel, cherry (recently tasted it!!).I like the shape of the chocolate.

o Jeevan :
Friends of mine would know who exactly is this person. Well ,he is the villain of the movie “Kaakka Kaakka”. Most of them found it very weird when I said he acted better than surya in the movie. I liked his stylish performance in the movie. I also liked his other movies Nan Avan Illai and Thirutu Payale.

o Restaurants:
I like to visiting to different kinds of restaurant. From continental to chettinad I like eating all kinds of food. My Favorites : Mexican :Etalica, Italian :Little Italy, Chinese :Cascade and MainLand China, Chetinnad :Anjappar&Karaikudi, Vegetarian : Motel Highway (Banglore High road) & Eden ,Chat:Gangothri

o Music:
Any tamil song whether it be melody or koothu or Gana I like to hear. Perfect Example: The song “Edukku Pondatti” (Many of them wud not know this song) from the movie “Kizhakku Seemaile”. In English I like 80’s music like ABBA, Roxette, Dire strait, Bangles, Phill Collins, Bryan Adams, Rod Stewart etc..