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Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Silent Hunter...


                     Chameleon on the bush ...standing very still waiting for the insect to come by !!!!
           
   

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Real hot news...

A very hot day here at Muscat and temperatures reeling at 48º C at noon time and hot wind blowing makes you feel as though one is being cooked in a microwave oven. In spite of being well hydrated feel irritated……beja (brain) fried I suppose and hence an unrelated post of various news items I have come across today that seems to have some kind off connection to heat…;)
Irregular supply of Fuel (Petrol and diesel) for the last one week at Chennai has affected the general public…long queues at the Petrol bunks for the fuel that is rationed because of the shortage, non-availability/ increase in cost of vegetables, increased cost of commuting by share autos or auto as these were charging double the normal rates. A friend of mine from Chennai mailed me yesterday stating that his company employees are not able to work since there is no stock of diesel to run the generators during the power cut which seem to extend for longer period of time and is frequent. To top it all the sun god is not showing any mercy with temperature hovering in the region of 42º C….. kathri veiyal should be waning now and hope it brings some respite to all my friends and relatives at Chennai.
A Chennai company’s managing director currently in jail for rape and assault of an employee from May 3rd   has once again been charged by the police on fresh rape charges by another employee Pooja (name has been changed)of the company who has been working there for last 6 months. She has said that he has sexually exploited her for the period of her employment and only after the knowledge of his arrest for the earlier rape of another employee she has come forward with her complaint. It is believed by the police that this person has done the same with about six other young women whom he has employed in his company and I am quite surprised that these women have borne this for so long time ….. maybe a matter of “sour grapes”.
IPL tamasha is over couple of days back yet off field gimmicks are still continuing ….today’s News Papers carried the news of Poonam Pandey honoring her promise to pose nude should KKR win the IPL finals. Really gross and a cheap publicity stunt by an unknown model that is willing to strip for almost everything and I say this because she made the similar promise during the World Cup should India win the final. Indian media and public strive on such sensational news…..cannot understand what sensation would Poonam Pandey will arouse in the minds of the public posing nude. Other news IPL related is the SRK’s public apology of his misbehavior at Wankade stadium at Mumbai few days back now that his team has won the finals. Had KKR lost the finals than I personally doubt if he would have come forward with the apology…again a publicity stunt to increase his star quotient.

Monday, May 28, 2012

Caphytee...Madrasi...Bengali...

It has been ages since I wrote a post on BlogSpot though have posted few photographs now and then. There has been quite a lot of ideas floating round in my mind that I wanted to write about but then sheer laziness and circumstances prevailing around me prevented me from doing so then and when I really sat down to pen it down my mind was totally blank and it was similar to that of the data on a hard disk after wiping with a powerful magnet. Trying to get back to writing often and only way going forward is to pen down all irrelevant things that has been happening around me
This Saturday at the site pantry while preparing a cup of tea for myself I saw a colleague of mine also preparing a cup of tea for himself. He then added a spoon of coffee powder into the same cup of tea and when I asked why he does this..he responded that he like the taste of the combination… this is the first time I have heard of the cocktail of tea and coffee which I named as “Caphytee”…;). Need to try it out once to find out the taste but I do not have the necessary courage to do so!!!

Finally the hectic cricket schedule of IPL 2012 has ended this Sunday 27th May … So much of regional feelings being seen in the aftermath of the finals of IPL 2012 among the friends and colleagues …die hard CSK fans had to eat a humble pie in the end for they did not expect KKR to defeat them after having scored 190 runs. But then for the cricket lovers around the world it was a live wire and an entertaining match right till the last two balls of the innings… a very fitting final to watch. Some comments like “madrasi murgan’s defeated by bengali dada’s “did make me smile and I  wonder  if the person commenting is aware of how many bengali dada’s were there in KKR team and likewise how many madrasi in CSK. I suppose it did not matter to them since the franchises adopted Kolkata & Chennai as their home turf.
Monday morning blues for people working in India but then for us here in Middle East it is middle of the working week yet the feeling is the same here today due to beer binge while watching the IPL finals yesterday evening !! OMG am glad that IPL has concluded as it would reduce the intake of beer..hahahaha.

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Random Click -04 - Night photography

Al Khuwair , Muscat
It has been almost over 50 days since i uploaded  a post or a picture on blogspot. Back in Oman after a sabbatical break of nearly 6 months, and while relaxing after work one day just happened to notice this from my living room window... flood lit dome and minaret of Zawawi Mosque at Al Khuwair, Muscat, Oman.