Monday, May 29, 2017

JFK 100 !!!! 29.5.2017! Special Tribute!!!

#268
Housekeeping:-
1) My jaw dropped at the rate the new generation scout for things that bring ill health to themselves! I found this in the fridge now, with 40% Sugar content in the milkshake, what could be more disastrous to health! என்னத்த சொல்ல !

I was listening to TED Talk on why schools should start late for teens during my morning walk this morning, I fully agree that schools beginning before 9am puts lot of pressure on kids! Imagine my surprise when I saw buses lining up at 645am pick up and these kids may travel good 1 hr for even 8am start, which is early by any standards!!! Wonder such an early start makes any sense!! 


Today, 29th May 2017, marks 100th Birth Anniversary of John F Kennedy. I have posted my thoughts on Facebook in series of threads covering his life, Man on the Moon, cabinet, sibling, family! Amazing to imagine that he could ascend in to presidency at the age of 43 to be the youngest man elected to the oval office and also the first catholic president. It is mind boggling that Johnson, Nixon, Gerald Ford and Regan who all succeeded JFK as #POTUS, were all born before him. 
JFK was an amazing inspiration to me in my teens of 70s. The Indo- USA relations were initiated and strengthened during his presidency, (of course hit all time low during Nixon) to reach a high level which is well established now.

I am sure, Come 2117 AD, 100 years from now, The generation then would remember JFK and his legacy at the same amazement as world still looks at Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln, Gandhi about 200 Years on!!!
Take care, stay safe, God Bless
Karthik.
29/5/17 0830am.

Sunday, May 28, 2017

My 10 years on Facebook!Chinese Sweet Vengence& Revenge!! BRICS Shambles,45 Years #TMS!

#267
Housekeeping:- 1) CBSE XII standard results have been announced, I am amazed at the phone calls that are coming for Lalitha from the overwhelmed parents of students thanking her. Not only She coaches students for stellar performance, she prepares students to take issues in all aspects of education and life head on besides to bring interest in studies! Having had a glimpse of her teaching over the past 4 years, (hahhah!! நான் மழைக்கு கூட ஸ்கூல் ஒதுங்காதவன், I am more good education are for Idiots !!) I am not surprised over the passion with which she coaches students that is leading to stellar performance.

2) It has been pouring every evening practically over the last  week. Looks like pre monsoon has arrived and appears to be one of the wettest month of MAY in my memory! 

I was surprised this morning when my Facebook page popped up a video which kind of captures my 10 years of Facebook. 2007 was the year I joined Facebook, Linkedin, Twitter. In fact the attention /attraction on the three social media platforms, made me to move away from Bogging. But over the years, I have concluded that Social Media platforms are getting hijacked by GOONS and their loyal scoundrels who defend the indefensible of their masters in politics and Religion. I very much doubt I would even bother about 20 years on such stupid SM Platforms. I already have 0 presence on LinkedIN. It has become JUNKEDIN!!!

hahhahahh!! I care a hoot about Indian movies and all the crap shit pot it dishes out! It has been 32 years since I watched a South Indian one and 28 years since sin of Hindi Shit pot!! But I cant help laughing when I saw the Bhabulai crap in my whatsapp video yesterday! After all the calcification, death by 10000 cuts of Jackie Chan, Shaolin movies in Tamil, Telugu, Hindi, etc, Chinese have taken a sweet revenge! So we can imagine how they must be feeling when their movie butchered in Indian languages!! hahahah!!


Brazil in mess, the President who is not even one year in to office is caught on huge /massive corruption scandal. South Africa all set to be a failed state with absolute chaos with no leader since independence even remotely capable of governance. Least Said about India the better! We are land of over promise, Modi=Sibal =0 delivery of results! Russia's Putin, is all about managing TV; Fridge can finger F*** it's ass! who cares! So u wonder why the goddamn BRICS was even initiated! I was always sceptical of the entity and I am glad it is crumbling apart. 


Test Match special this week on the commencement of English season is my 45th of active following of Cricket! English and Aussie Cricket are only two aspects that still keeps my last glue to cricket, especially Test match one covering NON ASIAN Teams. (Asian teams all thieves, fraud, corrupt with most of the matches fixed and players with 0 moral integrity same as mercenaries!) I recollect with nostalgia the TMS commentary team as well as Radio Australia team that made game so pleasure to hear! Even now, my tv time for Ashes which I watch is 15 to 20 min/test match.


CMJ, Johnners, Bailey, Mosey, Blofeld what a team!!
Alan McGilvary who brought cricket to your eyes through his voice!!! 

Who can forget this TMS!! I was listening LIVE !!!hahahhahah!!!


Alan McGilvary's last innings commentary!! 1985 at OVAL !! I recollect hearing!! Thank you TMS!!  


Take it easy, take care, stay safe, god bless
Karthik.
28/5/17 1250pm.

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Russian Ozigaa in Latvia, What a planning HOLI 2018, No more Secrets, Breakfast UK schools!

#266
Housekeeping:-
1)Amazed to see this Uniform shirt of Auto Rixa driver being used as Advertising space, that too for a movie!! வாழ்க இந்தியா !!! விளங்கிடும்! 

2)Summer well and truly gone from Bangalore, been pouring over last 10 days, and predictions are showers every day until 10th June. This year weather god has been kind to Bangalore. 
3) Lalitha was amazed that I notice things around during morning walk, this was the Indian Spices display at the Restaurant at ORION Mall, so many varieties to make Indian cuisine distinct / unique.


As they saying goes "The crow is black everywhere" the language issue of Hindi imposition by Stupid central government in southern states is raging issue. ஹிந்தி ஒழிக Gang I am active member!! hahaah! So I was intrigued to hear the same issue in Latvia, where 40% Russian ethnicity live and want Russian to be the language, which the local resist! So language always comes to divide folks, I guess!!

I was amazed by planning that Americans put in to events! The HOLI 2018 celebrations which are 10 months away and details have all been worked out for folks to work out to participate! I am sure our folks would work only 10 days prior! My American friends sent this across and asked if I play HOLI! I responded "NEVER" 


Over last few months, I am personally very intrigued, even uncomfortable with the fact that Facebook and other platforms is showing profiles of folks that I meet in Real life through Phone call, Email to whom there is no connection in Social Media is appearing as Friend suggestions! Also is when you call service providers the Ads appear in Facebook, Twitter pages! This is very disconcerting and intrusion in to one's personal space! I wonder if Quitting SM is a good way!! 
Intriguing to read about in UK, like our TN, midday meal the breakfast in schools in UK is gaining momentum and could be an election issue! Amazing! 

I would leave with this awesome video which came in whatsapp today! More relevant in North South divide!! Awesome one, as I don't watch much of tv, this was released in 2005!

Take it easy, take care, stay safe! God Bless
Karthik
27/5/17, 1155am

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

RIP Sir Ffolkes!!!!

#264

What a day it has been Double Tragedy!

The day began worse with the Manchester bombing got much worse with the death of Sir Roger Moore at age of 89 following his battle with Cancer.

While Roger Moore may be well known for his James Bond movies. My memory will always be etched as "Ffolkes" a strategy commando in "NORTH SEA HIJACK"!! A totally contrasting character effortlessly done. I watched the movie in Coimbatore, CENTRAL theatre I guess 1984!! I personally loves such character who conquer in the absence of sex, women which are a a distraction in mission. ( More so on Colin Forbes, Alistair MaClean mold) 



In contrast to those parts, he is shown here as a bearded, eccentric, arrogant cat-loving, misogynist showing heroic qualities as a master strategist. Moore once said in an interview that he preferred this film to all the James Bond movies he had starred in while acknowledging that he had been miscast in the lead role.


Rest in peace Sir.

Karthik.
23/5/17 2000 Hrs.

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Hassan Rouhani, Sit and die! Indian Economy shit hitting fan! Sonique-Any 1 Remembers??

#263
Housekeeping:-
1) This week 1983, I completed my Graduation!! Cant believe that so much time has passed, but that is life!! I am glad I did visit the campus during an audit in 2010, during my corporate life at #HONEYWELL, which is now part of campus!! 

Thiagrajar College of Engineering Madurai 

Honeywell Facility at TCE
2) Everything has become a source of greed! Usually in the followup visit to doctors for discussion of reports, up to 3-5 days usually is free as tests takes time! Malya Hospital, I was surprised that within 48 hrs, as I did yesterday to discuss Dad's scan/ test results I was charged Rs. 250 as consultation fee!! Everywhere Greed has set in! What to say! 

Looks like the Nationalism, stupid conservatives wave has been halted and trend of stupid Idiots calling shots for governance is over! Iran has sensibly reelected Hassan Rouhani for the II term of 4 years. What was heartening was the conservative morons pushed their effort for vote gathering, seeing this the alarmed liberals, common man, responded with vengeance and waited even 4-5 hours in queue (even overseas where ballot papers were flown in to meet rush)and few even missed their flights. The 56-38% is just sweeping margin that should Rouhani free space to work for economical development of Iran and go to negotiation table for a peaceful middle east. My take on Iran is it is any day better state to deal with than Saudis, yes it poses the greatest threat to the existence of Israel, so need to be watched.My belief is Israel is ready for Iran any time!! 

This is a very powerfule video, Sitting does more damage than smoking, drinking or eating donuts !! Many dont realise it! Try to do 15,000 steps a day! Would you! 

I was very sad to read last week that GM facility at Halol was closed, it was one of the best facilities I have seen during my HSE Audits. Now comes news that GM is pulling itself out of Indian operations and would operate its Indian facilities for export market!! Goes to show the grim reality of doing business in India! Personally I am not surprised, given India known for Jugaad and this joke! 
As a joke goes about:-
“CEO of Audi while justifying its high cost to sell the same to a Rich Indian,
CEO of Audi while justifying its high cost
We have 12 airbags, Safety controls, safety censors, safety parking assistance,
Rich Indian : You don’t worry about safety.
We have saint Sai Baba and Lord Ganpati bappa on the dashboard, Powerful Hanuman ji on rear view mirror,
Nimbu Mirch (Lemon,Chilli garland tied to cast of evil eye) on bumper And godess Maata ji ni Lal Chunri (Lucky charm cloth) around steering;
You reduce the price; as no safety feature needed!!! …!!”


Is it dead /end of the road for mp3!! looks like, AAC it seems is taking the ride of life in music format!! I still recollect 1998,(!) SONIQUE mp3 player and astonished to hear Songs Digital. Until then it was all record and CD player in Physical shape! I still miss it! 

OK Have a great weekend! God BlessKarthik.21/5/17 0930am 

Saturday, May 20, 2017

ISLAM HATES US!!! Flying Dutchman, FireIce, Raymond Harold Sawkins- Know him???

#262
Housekeeping:-
1) I am now back to walking during morning(6am) at Brigade space next to home! ( I find home terrace walk hurting legs a lot,wonder why??? ) this 40 acre space with plenty of open are for breeze to gash, water bodies to cool is delight! I do 70 minutes, trying to push to 90-100 in coming days!
2) Dad tests,scans done!! Man?? hahahah! I now know what it was to salvage Titanic??? hehehehehh!!! 

As I type, Airforce 1 is on its way to Saudi Arabia, the first port of call for Trump! The man who said Islam hates us!! Trump is sure to sign 100 Bn$ worth of deal that would play super in to jobs in USA agenda! It goes to show, (Hindu Stupid ass holes of Saffron scoundrel BJP, should note) When it comes to business & Governance, feeding stomach is the main thing!!--> மீன் வித்த காசு நாறாது ! Also personally having 100s of Muslim friends across the world, that I know, not one has more than one wife, preach hatred or has ever been caught in anti national activities!! Goes to show at common survival level, all people are same. My view is ISIS and its equivalent are a way of life, which is even beyond comprehension of ordinary Muslims! PERIOD! 


Interesting to read the Dutch king was indeed a FLYING DUTCHMAN!! (Frequent flyer name of KLM) It was bizzare that people never recognised him! except  perhaps his voice from aircraft cockpit!! 


Amazing to read that FIREICE, a game changer in energy is discovered and successfully extracted by CHINA! While it may take 20 years to extract  massive scale such due to technology upgrades that are required, I cant help wonder how energy finds keep changing as need /greed for it keeps increasing! I cant help look with helplessness, CHINA, KOREA much poorer than us 1980!! Leapfrogged!!! 



I completed the last of Colin Forbes Book, Thursday night!! Forbes died in 2006 a few weeks after completing" THE SAVAGE GORGE"
 “The Savage Gorge is, sadly, Colin Forbes' last novel. He delivered the completed manuscript to his publishers at the end of July and three weeks later, on 23rd August 2006, he died. Simon & Schuster are honoured to publish The Savage Gorge in memory of Colin and his long, distinguished career as the author of 33 internationally bestselling thrillers.”

Excerpt From: Colin Forbes. “The Savage Gorge.epub.” iBooks. 

Forbes unique style is to mix, intelligence, brutal attack without remorse! Tweed, Paula, Marlar, Paul Newman, Harry Butler would always be etched with you all your life time like Perry Mason, Holmes, Mallory, Miller, Andrea!!! Forbe's ultimate best was "STONE LEOPARD" which I must have re read good 20 times in 35 years!!! (Now costs Rs.6000 here hahha) What I like very much about Forbes is like Alistair Maclean, Desmond Bagley Forbes never mixed SEX at working relationship!! I don't ever recollect reading an explict content in his 33 novels....... 
Raymond Harold Sawkins aka Colin Forbes!! I have read 700 Books, Ask me to pick one, only one!! His' "Stone Leopard" perhaps!!!

CLIMAX From "STONE LEOPARD" etched even after 35 years like DAY OF THE JACKAL!!!! 
Take care stay safe, god bless
Karthik.
20/5/17 1025am.... 


Friday, May 19, 2017

TN Castes system! JFK, Macron 50-50!!

#261
Housekeeping:-
Lalitha attended a marriage yesterday of an apartment neighbour! As usual, I skipped as I am not wired to attend such social events besides business travels always takes me away many many times ( I recollect missing my sister Veni's marriage 1998) !!! I guess in the last 35 years or so where the choice to attend such events arises, I must have been present only in 10 or so making it one every 2-3 years!! (Last one attended was 2015, I guess, Next door neighbour's family event)  I recollect even my marriage,1991, some of my relatives were on knife edge as to whether I would sit out the protocols of entire event ( I had threatened and won to cut quite a few,then) or would say to Lalitha,let's move, enough is enough !! hahahahh!!! Picture taken yesterday!!
Dad had his 6 monthly consultation yesterday with his urologist! Scans are due today along with other tests! Dad is a classic example of how one needs very high mental energy to keep going in the sun set stages of life. He is plagued by fear of failure, which prevents him from even doing the basics of life to sustain things like walking 100 ft a day! Far different from a man, who can walk 10 KM and be active 15 hrs a day and got his Ph.D at 53, few weeks before my marriage! So Watch out life can spring surprises !! 



Interesting TAMIL post I came across yesterday,(below) the post is 1 year old in Facebook! While 35 years (since I moved out of TN for good, is not a long time for things to change or shift radically, what has surprised me is the deep rooted hate among castes that plunged even deeper!! I recollect my Engg college hostel Murder in 1981 when two SC students hacked by Nadar/Thevar group at 1am when poor folks were returning from watching a movie !!..... Reason? Some flimsy disagreement?? Life so cheap??

All said and done, in my opinion having lived travelled across India, South India is much better (Best of worst sadly) in terms of caste discrimination, treating people of other caste with contempt! While I can qoute instances I have seen first hand on such distasteful situations in my north Indian visits, I would let it pass! #9 was interesting!!! Am I interested in Dalit issues? I guess not! I am not in favour of any caste system! I cant recollect ever here in my 22 years at #BANGALORE, in my interactions with 100s of folks, the thought of some caste crept up in my mind or it came up to judge issues ??

சமீபத்தில் நான் குறைந்தது, நாற்பது ஐம்பது தமிழ் பேசும் மக்களுடன் பேசியிருப்பேன். சென்னை, திருச்சி, திருநெல்வேலி போன்ற நகரங்களில், மதுரைக்கு வரும் வழியில் ஓர் உணவுச் சாலையில்.
நான் பேசியவர்களில் ஒரு சிலரைத் தவிர மற்ற அனைவரும் தலித் அல்லாதவர்கள். பெரும்பாலும் தினமும் உழைத்து வருமானம் ஈட்டுபவர்கள்.
1. இவர்களில் ஒருவர் கூட தலித்துகளை ஆதரித்துப் பேசவில்லை.
2. திருமாவளவன் என்றால் கட்டைப் பஞ்சாயத்து என்கிறார்கள்.
3. எங்களை விட அவர்கள் நன்றாகத்தான் இருக்கிறார்கள் என்கிறார்கள்.
4. ஆணவக்கொலைகள் நடக்கக் கூடாதவை, ஆனால் நடந்தவையைப் பெரிது படுத்தக் கூடாது என்கிறார்கள்.
5. இவர்கள் அனைவரும் திமுக, அதிமுக, வைகோ அல்லது விஜயகாந்த் அனுதாபிகள். கம்யூனிஸ்டு, காங்கிரஸ் காணாமல் போன கட்சிகள் என்கிறார்கள். பாஜக என்றால் வாயைப் பொத்திக் கொண்டு சிரிக்கிறார்கள். நாம் தமிழர் கட்சியின் மீது ஈர்ப்பு இருக்கிறது. ஆனால் நாடார் கட்சி, புலிகள் பணத்தில் இயங்கும் கட்சி என்ற எண்ணம் சிலருக்கு இருக்கிறது.
6. நாடார்கள், தேவர்கள் மீது வன்னியர்களுக்கு வெறுப்பு இருக்கிறது. தேவர்களுக்கு நாடார்கள் மீது வெறுப்பு இருக்கிறது. ஆனால் நீக்கமற நிறைந்திருப்பது தலித் வெறுப்புதான்.
 7. தலித்துகள் அதிகம் பேச விரும்பவில்லை.
8. பிராமண காரோட்டி ஒருவரிடம் பேசினேன். நாற்பது வயதிற்கு மேல் ஆகியும் திருமணம் ஆகாதவர். 'எந்தப் பெண் என்னை மணந்து கொள்வாள்?' என்கிறார். அவருக்கு உலகத்தின் மீதே வெறுப்பு.
9. படித்த பிராமணர்களிடையும் தலித்துகளின் பிரச்சினைகளை அறிந்து கொள்ளும் ஆர்வம் இல்லை. அவர்களில் தமிழ் இந்து படிப்பவர்கள் கூட திருமாவின் நேர்காணலைப் படிக்கவில்லை.

May 29th, marks 100th Birth Anniversary of John F Kennedy. I plan to update my FB post every day for the next 10 days, on Life of JFK, his key speeches, his family, his team etc. 




Trump has worked a fabulous team, the best I see since JFK's which I feel may see him rescue from all the trouble he is heaping up on himself to see out his term! Goes to show a team can make a mediocre leader look better! I am glad Emmanuel Macron has gone one step further to put in the government which has 50% Women in cabinet with a female defence minister! I am sure with so many women around, things will get done! I personally feel women are better wired, capable in putting in to use their soft skills to get things done. I see better days for France and it would do everything to overcome this situation. His choice of PM is also a person with a known reality to ground! Good Luck France!! (This is where MODI missed the trick despite grand mandate and mess he is in!) 

Regards
Karthik
19/5/17 0910 Hrs. 

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

OBOR, RIP Swiss Machine, Never listen to your wife!!!

#260
Housekeeping:-
I pinched myself in disbelief as I saw  vehicles parked with way being given for oncoming traffic 7am! It is such a mess/chaos outside my apartment when the railway crossing gate is closed.Something weird and not appear to be right, I felt so I clicked a shot (I was back from Morning walk) hahahahah! 

OBOR-One Belt One Road of China is a huge step forward to connect China trade route matching the ancient silk route. With 4 Trillion $ investment planned, Xi JinPing is taking China economy to the next level. What this also does is to work PLAN B for every possible crisis around its geography which Korea, Japan, India can bring about! China moving leaps and bounds, of course this kind of investment is needed to keep growth happening and people quiet. Would we ever learn, that economic development through Infrastructure, Modern laws, Electricity and Clean water and Air are way to govern and bring change besides decent Labor laws!! Not Cow, Hindu, Yoga etc!! hmmm! Experts compare this to Marshall Plan to rejuvenate Europe/Japan post II WW! While I doubt the comparison is valid! (Marshall plan more a give away to boost world mess then) 


I was to post last week on death of Ueli Steck, the Swiss machine, who climbed peaks with every risk and absolutely no back up! This happened in Himalayas, Nepal! Some people live very different! I recollect 120,000 feet fall break sound barrier and another guy from 30,000 feet fall no parachute. I am also firm believer that it was George Mallory who first climbed Mt. Everest than Hillary! 
Ueli Steck climbed with an ice ax in each hand, crampons on each foot, and a helmet. No partner. No rope. Nothing that kept him tethered to the mountain.
101 year old WW II veteran, Verdum Hayes, jumped this week from sky to become the oldest parachute jumper! He repeated the act did 73 years ago on Normandy Landing!! This time he decided not to listen to his wife after listening to her for 10 years and did so after she departed(No one to pester I guess) !! hahah!!!! Want success,never listen to your wife,once in a while! 


Take care,stay safe! God Bless
Karthik
16/5/17. 0905 am.

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Tamil,Somebody watching me??(Indian), கேடி மோடி வெளு , Sheraton 6 yrs!

#259

Housekeeping:-
1)I am amazed in a sense to see my Blogpost on Dad @80,has reached highest # for any of my posts views/clicked over last 12 years of Blogging with close to 1500 in FB+Blog+ Linkedin combined!! Particularly intrigued and mystifying with close to 1000 hits on LINKEDIN,a business platform,for which it was commenced in 2005 or so and now a glorified Face book with Coat, Suit, Business Skirt!!!  

2) I have grown up with lot of Railway environment and trains are emotional connect to our generation. So I clicked the picture yesterday when Rajdhani Express passing during my morning walk. I have never travelled by this train, I wonder with all the time constraint, I would take up a journey on the train?? May be in my 70s?????


I was amazed to receive above video from my schoolmate on 10 of world's oldest languages. Tamil#1 was a big surprise for me! I was aware it would be in Top 3 or so! I still feel TAMIL may not be the oldest language as below video shows! But the discussions shall never end!!
I recollect the 1980 song, Somebody watching me Colin Rockwell?? IRS???? Now 37 years later this video has its Indian version!! hahahh! With Bastard Jetlee, bugger!! No surprise!!!

I have posted before; some of Belligerent meme that Tamils pose on MODI!! I think of all Indian community who have their grouse against, Tamils are the only one who go hammer and Tongs against for his inept handling of Governance!! Here are few that I came across!! I keep saying MODI & His Government is a Cancer, what can't be cured has to be endured until it decimates!!! 








லலித் மோ(ச)டி , நரேந்திர மோ(ச)டி நடுவில் சுஷ்மா ahhahahah!!!





கேடி பில்லா கில்லாடி ரங்கானா அது நீங்கதான் மோடி அண்ணே !

Of all the Sheraton Hotels I visit, the Brigade one near my home, one of the best! They complete 6 years. Good luck! The food and ambiance is awesome! Full value for money you pay as well as occasions worth remembering!!



Shravan Karthik 1st Pay Cheque Treat Aug 2016!!! Awesome feel, Sheraton added splendour to occasion! No wonder!!
OK Until next week, take it easy, take care, God Bless
Karthik.
Mother's Day 2017. 0930 Hrs.

55 Events, Thoughts, Books, Articles that helped me to steer life.

#295 This week, no Housekeeping announcements! As I turned 55 this week, I was wondering, pondering on 55 articles/books/ thoughts/e...