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    Madhubala Naicker ♦ Female ♦ India ♦ A frank, outspoken, fun-loving, restless, energetic Sagittarian and yet, a composed, sensible, hard-working, thoughtful and perseverant Capricorn ♦ Broad-minded, tolerant of others’ beliefs; and yet manage to stick to my own core values and ethics ♦ Strong believer of the ‘Live and let live’ policy ♦ Love to travel and try out new things, equally capable of lazing in bed all day ♦ Love good food, good music, good movies, good books.. in short, anything that can lead to a good time..!!
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Archive for the ‘Rants’ Category

The decline of Tamil poetry..

Posted by AtPeace on October 17, 2007

பூ… நிலவு… சிற்பம்… ஓவியம்… தேன்… தென்றல்… மயில்… I can go on and on. The number of adjectives and metaphors used to describe women in Tamil poetry, and even Tamil movie songs, has known no bounds. I have listened to hundreds and hundreds of such metaphors, ranging from simply pleasant to extremely flattering, over my lifetime.

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Working from home?

Posted by AtPeace on April 22, 2006

Having to support client testing for a couple of weeks (ending yesterday), I was to work in some weird timings – 4:30 PM to 12:30 AM. Truly speaking, this suits me quite well, for a host of reasons – I don’t have to kill myself by trying to get up at 7, I don’t have to try to go to work early, I don’t have to travel indefinitely to reach office… and so on. But never in my dreams did I think working from home would be so challenging.

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Irritants @ Work – 2

Posted by AtPeace on November 12, 2005

It was during our technical training some 2 yrs ago that I got accustomed to the vagaries of human nature. Well, not all, but some.6 people almost living in a training room for 3 months, we were in a world of our own. Most times during our hands-on session/after office hours, the room used to be absolutely silent, except for the sounds of the keyboard, the occasional rustling of paper and the rare profanity (on discovering the pathetic coding error we’d have committed!) And so we led hard-working, peaceful lives until the plague set on us one day.

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Irritants @ Work – 1

Posted by AtPeace on November 5, 2005

I was engrossed in analyzing a system problem when I heard someone’s cell phone ring. Busy with my research, all that I noted subconsciously was that it wasn’t my phone and I continued to work. As the cell phone rang incessantly, I got bugged, took off my headphones and turned towards the source of disturbance. It was X’s cell phone that was creating the racket, X being my teammate and cubicle-mate. He had left his cell phone on his desk and presumably gone for a ‘dum’. Actually, I didn’t know for sure if it was his desire to acquire cancer that kept him away from the scene. Maybe he had just gone to the pantry. I didn’t know and didn’t care. All I knew was that the cell phone kept ringing on and on, with its owner nowhere in sight. Not only had he been considerate enough to leave the damn thing here, the angel had also been thoughtful enough to enable the ‘ascending’ option for the ring volume. I stared at the phone furious. It stopped ringing.

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En soga kadhai…

Posted by AtPeace on October 26, 2005

Swamped with work for the last couple of weeks, I was unable to visit other blogs at all, let alone write a new post… I honestly didn’t (and don’t) mind the work, even though it was killing at times. But the worst part was I had to miss the afternoon training sessions at another office. Cha, if you thought I was worried about missing the training, you can’t be more mistaken. The whole point is they serve the most toothsome food there and we had all been looking forward to letting ourselves loose. Every single day, for the past three days, I have been setting out to TIDEL under the hope that I’ll make it for the training at least that afternoon. But as fate would have it, I have been unable to make it to the training.

Which meant – lunch at Foodcourt.

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Nenju porukudhillaye indha nilai ketta manidharai ninaithu vittal….

Posted by AtPeace on October 3, 2005

I just read this. And am disheartened.

At times like this, I concur with the Chinese remedy for rape.

Any man who dares to abuse a woman should be hung upside down, repeatedly whipped and beaten with wooden clubs, burned with cigarette butts, branded with soldering irons, and have his genitals ripped off.

(Thanks to Ramya for the info.)

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Meendum oru kadhal kadhai…

Posted by AtPeace on September 28, 2005

As my blogreaders must be knowing, me’s a major Anil Kumble fan. After the heartbreak I got during my 2nd year of college, when the dhrogi got married, I have been roaming around the planet like… a lost, beaten, broken, shattered soul…. in search for eternal peace…. barely managing to carry on with life*….

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Posted by AtPeace on September 12, 2005

P peeped his head through the door, appearing extremely apprehensive. He was greeted with our warm smiles. As he kept looking around suspiciously, my smile was replaced with curiosity and amusement. ‘Enna, P? Ulla va’, I invited him to our room.
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Monday morning blues…

Posted by AtPeace on August 16, 2005

I hate monday mornings… Well, on some occasions like today, I hate tuesday mornings too. Heck, I hate every morning… every single one of them – when I’m forced to wake up mid-sleep, that is… I mean, what sort of a time is 6:45 to wake up? Muzhichukara time-a adhu…? Endha kevalavadhi ipdi kalankaarthala ezhundhukara pazhakatha kandu pidichano… kai-la kedachan, samadhi dhan. And if I ever get hold of the chap who said that 8 hrs of sleep is enough for an average human being, I’ll stone him to death. Seriously.

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