Monday, September 20, 2004

Falling In Love........

Well it happened for the second time in my life, this time i never hesitated a bit to tell the person whom i loved. When i fel in love for the first time, i did wait for the right time to come so that i could tell her ,but, then i realised that time never comes to you, i need to make my own way. Well this implies/applies to everything in life, we need to make way for ourselves in what ever we do. Otherwise nothing is gonna happen by itself.

So this time i proposed the girl whom i loved, knowing before hand that she will say no to me. So, you might well be thinking why did i ever propose her when i knew the outcome, all i can say for this is i.e what love does to a person. You don't expect things from the other when your are in love, you only know to give for the other. As they say Love just happens;it happened to me, and i just let her know that about it irrespective of what her outcome was. I have always believed in this saying by Katherine Hepburn "Love has nothing to do with what you are expecting to get - only what you are expecting to give".

Well u might be wondering why am i pouring out my thoughts now, when it happened almost 6 months ago. Its just that i get nostalgic at imes when i listen or watch these videos of my favorite songs, especially these 3 songs In The Shadows - by The Rasmus, Two Steps Behind - by Def Lepard, Here Without you - by Three Doors Down. The lyrics of these 3 songs are so good that they stir up those memories i had with her and made me write this blog.

I will never forget this saying "Never fall in LOVE, always rise in LOVE". This was said to me by my good old friend with whom i fell in love for the first time, during one of our conversations.

Oops! never figured it out its 2am. I guess its time for me to come back into reality and take a good sleep.

Sunday, September 19, 2004

What i have been doing this weekend.

Well after a gap of nearly 2 years i have found some time to read novels. This time i am reading an amazing thriller called "Digital Fortress" by Dan Brown. This is my first novel of his and i have enjoyed every bit of it. For all those of you who love cryptography, codes, puzzels, intelligence agenices its a must read.

And i also found this song which i have been searching for - Stupify by Disturbed. Hey guys (rags, max, puttu,snel,george,....) downloadand listen to it. The lyrcis for the same is here.

Reason behind the title of my blog

Someone recently asked me what do u mean by your title and why have i christened my blog," Thoughts of an invisble guy in a visible world ". Well i would say its very simple, everyone of us in our daily life have lot of conversations with friends, colleagues, parents and off late strangers as well on a variety of subjects. But sometimes it so happens that when we are alone,we still continue to have conversations;but with whom do we have ? is the next question. As i see it,its our Mind which engages in an conversation with the 'SELF'.

Well all these thoughts and conversations are confined with in my MIND and just resides in my Brain. We share some of these 'Conversatons with SELF' with our near and dear ones. And some of us don't. All these years i have been writing most of these thoughts in my diary and now i found this new technology gives me the medium to put down my thoughts on the WEB through the concept of BLOGGING. Well its a nice concept of sharing your thoughts, feelings, opinions with the people out there.

So then i decided to give a title which would convey what i explained in the previous para,"Thoughts of an invisble guy", which is my 'MIND' and i represent that in this Visible world.

Now you exactly now what i mean, and why i choose this title -"Thoughts of an invisble guy in a visible world" - for my blog.

I guess you find a lot of subjects in blogs from bikes, sports, social concerns, and lot of diverse topics, thats how a typical saggi would be i guess:) who has opinions on every topic we come across.

Thursday, September 09, 2004

All about Honda's Unicorn.

The official Unicorn photo

I think finally i have some firm information about the bike i would like to own one day i.e Honda's Unicorn. On Sep 8th 2004 HMSI Ltd has formally announced their entry into India’s 2-wheeler category by launching their first bike named Unicorn in India. I still don’t know when the booking will start, but I do have some information on the pricing and their launches in different regions of the country.

Here is the info you might be interested in, an extract from DD news website gives u this………

“ Unicorn is priced at Rs 50,043 (ex showroom Delhi), Rs 50,059 (ex showroom Mumbai), Rs 47,811 (ex showroom Pune), Rs 50,323 (ex showroom Bangalore) and Rs 51,124 (ex showroom Chennai).”

“The bike will have a national launch starting with south and east India on October 7 and in north, central and west India on October 13.”

Even though the launch in Bangalore will be on 7th I guess it will be worth waiting for Honda’s product. After the sweet success of Activa, Dio and Etherno, I guess Unicorn too will be a good one. So I have decided to wait.
For more buzz on Unicorn you can visit any of these links mentioned below.

Dealer Information in Bangalore:

Contact Person:MR. V.T. RAVINDRA
Phone:080-5320623-5, 9844079805

Contact Person:Mr. PRASAD R DESPANDE
Phone:080-3619950/ 51/ 52, 9845021388

Contact Person:MR. B SUBRAMANIAN
Phone:080-5351846-48, 9845029181

Contact Person:MRS. ARUNA RAVI
Phone:080-3501010-11,3111307, 9845029331

Phone:080-6574466-67-68, 9844036333

Sunday, September 05, 2004

Haloscan commenting and trackback have been added to this blog.

Friday, September 03, 2004

The Power of Technology:Protesting the e-way!

The recent change of tariff plans for Pre-Paid users among various serive providers like Hutch, Airtel, Reliance, and BSNL, have made the consumers to think twice which offer to go far. The consumer has become the king again.

But there is a slight catch behind all this and especially Hutchinson India one of leading service provider was deducting users currencies without the consent of the subscribers. The deductions too where not the same across all the subscribers, it was varying from Rs50-Rs4. Whatever was being done was not being done in the right manner. One of my friend Kallim found out that they had deducted Rs50 from his currency. So he spoke to the Customer care and Mr Guru Prasad the person with whom my friend spoke replied back saying that this is being done for all as migration charges and nothing can be done about that. So my friend asks him how can any one deduct the currency from my account with out my consent? so he says nothing can be done about that. So my friend replied back saying atleast i tarnish the brand image of Hutch.

So my friend Wrote this wonderful mail and asked everyone to foward to all the people out there. The mail was also being CCed to all the Hutchinson's group mail accounts worldwide for each mail being forwarded.

Here is the content of the mail.
Subject: Hutch is stealing Money. Be Carefull.

Dear All,

How do u feel if bank steels money from your account. Well, its ridiculous right. Hutch network is doing something similar. They are steeling money from the pre paid cards and when asked they are telling its migration. Lets take this and say more about this.

1. if they are changing the tariff, why must they deduct money, They are doing that for there own benefits.
2. If they are charging they are supposed to take an acknowledgement from the subscriber.
3. There network is one of worst as of now.
4. I had to wait for one hour to get connected to the customer care. [You judge the kind of service the provide].

You all may have the though of changing the subscriber, the worst thing is you will have to change your number and your contact will have trouble contacting you. I guess you all realize the importance of your number.

I spoke to the customer care team lead Guru Prasad (Bangalore Hutch care cutomer care), who says its cut now and nothing can be done about that. Dear friends I guess we can forward this to all our friends and stop people from subscribing to Hutch in India.

Its not the amount which matters, it's the business ethics they carry.

Lets make a difference. Lets bring down the proud service provider.

You can reach me on +91 9886288785.

This mail is marked to almost all hutch care centers in the CC column, Forward this mail with CC fields as is, let them know what we can do.

Cheers and Regards,
Kalimulla Shariff,
Sr Software Engineer.

So finally i guess the mail made an impact on the Hutch guys and called up kallim to address his grievances. And finally they aggreed and reimbursed the money which was deducted from his account.

Hutch,India proved that they care for their millions of subscribers and reimbursed their money.
Kallim has got a huge response from many people.

This is the power of both technology and people, imagine without internet,e-mail..., we couldn't have made such an impact in short a short duration and achieved our e-protest successfully. So make use of technology in a right way.

Here are few extracts from some of the Kallim's forwards and some responses....


1)"I was so pissed off that HUTCH stole money from me that I wanted to do something like this. But someone already did. Just spread the message. Let them know that the customer is NOT an idiot! Never ask your friends to go for HUTCH, ever!

Infosys Technologies Ltd"

2)"Hi All,
Please fwd this mail to all the pple tat you know. Lets show these HUTCH pple that they should not mess with our hard earned money.They steal our money and spend it on a DOG !!!
Parth Verma,
Infosys Technologies Ltd"


1)"Dear Kalimulla Shariff
I am marking a copy of this mail to TRAI. and I am giving your reference and telephone number so that TRAI can if required consult you to ascertain the facts of the case so that we customers are not taken for a ride in future!!
Jayashankar P G ,
ManagerIFCI Ltd,
Chennai Regional Office."

Hope u too will make use of the technology in a right way. Technology has also given me this oppurtunity to express my thoughts, through Blogging.

Thursday, September 02, 2004

What we expect from the Government and what we do.

As usual i was on my way to office through Sankey Road. I got signal and stop, and this is what happened during the brief 60 seconds stop. A couple well dressed and educated are sitting in their Maruti ZEN. The male who was in the drivers seat suddenly chucks out a tissue from the car. I do remember the number-plate of the car KA 04 - P 7777.

All i am trying is to make a point, we expect the city to be neat and tidy, on the other-side we are littering the city too. For everything we have learnt to blame others or governement in particular for everything, but from our side we don't follow anything.

If educated behave like this, i guess you can't expect anything from people who are uneducated and they rule our states and Country. As the saying goes "Charity begins at home", we need to set of standards for ourselves and adhere to those. Hope we Indians change someday.

Wednesday, September 01, 2004

Schumi does it for 7th Time.

Michael Schumacher on Sunday 29th August 2004 won the Formula One World Championship title for record-breaking 7th time, even after coming second at the Belgian Grand Prix. This season the Formula 1 body had brought out some radicle changes in the qualifying, with less electronics. All this for making the sport even more competitive, after the domination of Ferrari for last two years.

But they couldn't stop the greatest driver Micahel Schumacher from breaking so many records this year too. In this season, he has won 12 out of 14 races and finish in second position in the other races. And he has 82 victories till today. He has proved all his critics wrong by winning the World Championship again.

It doesn't really matter what rules or changes they bring in, it ultimately comes to the skills of the driver and the team which supports the driver. I think Ferrari has the best team in this season. BMW williams, McLaren Mercedes have barely challenged the Ferrari this time and their constructors point reflect what i am saying. All the challenge that came was from Jenson Button of BAR Honda, J.Trulli of Renault.

Lets see what will happen next season, what more changes will the Formula One Body to make the sport competitive as they say. As always Michael Schumacher and Ferrari will take on those challenges sportingly and prove the world that, they are the best. Three Cheers to Michael Schumacher and Three cheers to Ferrari.

For more details on Drivers Standings and Constructors Table visit the Official site of
Fomula 1.