Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Somari on Independence Day!

Hi All,
Yes its the same old Somari ... Seena , back with this post. First of all I wish everyone Happy Independence day...:)

This is the day we got Independence from British 60 years ago :) . I got up around 10:00 AM today and switched on TV to watch some wonderful patriotic songs , and was just thinking how come i am not able to even feel its Independence Day... :( yes , I could not see any celebrations near my home . Then I finished my daily morning routine and just took out News paper , found nothing interesting . Thought will watch TV for some more time , as usual found some junk in most of the TV channels. Thought I will switch on PC , but my laziness stopped me from doing that also, Then was thinking how it used to be on Independence day when we were in School. aaaah.... some old wonderful memories came across my eyes.. with 15 fps speed on VGA resolution....

I studied at Sarvodaya school Shimoga , Our School is situated just next to Nehru Stadium, where Independence day celebrations were usually held. I still remember we used to feel Independence Day celebrations from 1st August itself, Since the celebrations are held at Nehru stadium , students from almost all schools used to come to Nehru stadium for practising the drill and dance and other cultural events. Being situated very next to Nehru stadium , we used to get the opportunity to watch all the dance/drill/ etc practises before they were actually performed on Independence day. Even we used to practise all of them as our school used to participate every Year.

On Independence day we used to go to school with washed cloths and with cleanly polished shoes to perform in Nehru Stadium, It was really wonderful nice feeling that we are doing something really great that everyone are looking at us , clapping @ our drill dance. That was real joy.

But today if I look @ myself, how lazy I am , doing nothing on Independence day. Being Lazy ,not even going out anywhere . In front of TV and PC same old Gmail/ Gtalk.... I am really missing those old Golden days.....

- Srini

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Finally i got some mood for this one !!

Hi all,

Once again I proved that in my blog if i name a post as Part I , I will make sure that the next part wont appear here . :) I dont think i will be able to write Final Count down Part II as its really very late to go back to Part I feeling and continue that. ... :) Thanks to Shreesh , Harish Shande , SkI , Rolls and Dons and Scissors and others for making my stay in my old company a memorable one.

Now today after a long time Sandesh had updated his blog so read that one . Chetan has converted his blog into a photoblog. When i went to Shande's blog i saw a link to my blog, then i realized i used to crib about some or the other thing here. Yes this time i am not particular about any topic, so its a general drill !!!

Its been around 1.5 months I quit my job and joined a new one. Initially it took a while to adjust to new environment as i got used for "doing nothing from morning to evening " style of living.
I usually crib about something or the otherthing , it became a habit. Whenever i see anything new, First thing which my mind does is to find whats not there... When i was in my previous job I used to feel sad about not having anywork ... When i was in college i used to crib "when will this thing get over ...when am i going to join a SW company and earn thousands ..."

I think its a nature of human beings to search for things which will not be available in that environment... there is a famous quote in kannada "Iruvudellava Bittu Iradudaredege thudivude Jeevana " - I dont want to translate this to English and spoil the meaning.. Ppl can try their creativity by posting comments.

Nowadays few good things are I am getting up late, I go to office by my HondaActiva, I bought a new mobile Nokia 6300 :) I take tiffin to office, I can listen to songs on the way to office, Daily i drink Cane juice near office in the morning, Every weekend I meet my Friends , watch some crappy movies and think "i should stop wathing movies" and repeat the mistake... found some new nice friends whom i irritate daily .. started thinking that its just how we take things not how things happen... etc etc etc ... I think something wrong with me writing things in a higly boring and nonsense manner........ Before you guys call me up and ask what the hell man.... I will logoff.. next post will be on the movie which i saw 2 weeks back... Soundarya , on special request from Chetan.... :) Chetan keep wating...

Bye for now...... !
- Seena

Monday, March 19, 2007

Final Count Down!!! Part 1:

Hi All,

Finally i made the decision to move out of this company, It was my first job. I have resigned and counting days for my exit(0);

I had many wonderful times in this company along with some tough ones as well. I really had many ups and downs ... Especially towards the kind of work which i was expecting and the work which i got. When i freshly joined the company i never had much expectations as I never knew things about how a Software Comapny works. So I had very nice time during those days. Whatever was assigned to me I used to do without even thinking weather its gud or bad. [ There exists nothing like "gud" or "bad" It all depends on what you think is gud for you or bad for you].

Real problems started once i started realizing that there are lot of wonderful things around me which even i can give a try instead of the work which i was doing from around > 6 months. Which means that i almost finished learning phase of the work which was given to me. So from that time i started thinking that i should do , some thing different than what i was doing .

The feeling of 'doing something different' kept me under stress . Every minute, every second I used to think how to get out of what i was doing, More over by this time I never had any work related to what i was doing. So I used to think that i will be given something different........... I was in this "stress mode" for quite sometime, where i started doing some other acivities like playing carrom, listening to songs, Blogging, ... I dont remember how many carrom games i played in this mode.....

There came a ray of hope for changing the 'kind of work' , With major doubts in mind weather to join different group ? or to stay in the same group... ? I took a decision to move out of what i was doing .... Work wise the next option was a bit better than what i was doing.....

But once i joined the new group I realized that the new group is quite different from the previous one... I felt more strain thinking that why i did this.... I could have stayed in the previous one .. for some more time.... etc etc..

Meanwhile the next work started with wonderful work which actually release my stress as it was quite different from the previous one.. also challenging.. @ that time i was thinking i was so lucky ... i was so happy.... etc etc.. It lasted only for 2 weeks and i was given something which i never liked........

My nature is I wont do what i Dont like . With this attitude.. I had really tough time with the new things which were assigned to me.... I never used to bother what was given to me... but continued to think how to get rid of this..... This was the worst span... where i lost interest in everything... I totally changed myself...into some other person..whom i never liked till date.......

The best part of this phase is i found lot of Friends.... Because of them i really enjoyed my stay here in this new group... It was wonderful experience, as most of them never had any work like me.. It provided lot of time and opportunity to interact. I started liking what i was 'not doing' ...[ i cant say what i was doing .. as i never had anything to do..... as i never liked what will be given to me as well.....]

somehow I loved this phase and finally thought i will become something different than what i should be... so made up my mind to quit the comapny itself...inorder to accomplish my dreams.... Even i am not sure about how i will find my new job... But I am not expecting anything as its always better to do what you get... ............ :)

- Some of the best people whom i have interacted here in this team .......

Harish : A Wonder'foool' person with extraordinary talents towards 'remixing' and Kannada and mathematics. He is a person who can make his surroundings the way he thinks... He really loves to enjoy life.. He can crack jokes and make fun of some of the silliest things on earth. You cant imagine being a software professional for around 3 yrs.. he still thinks in terms of kids... While playing carrom he plays with the confidence levels of others, he belives in all those blind beliefs.... sometimes in this process he lost his self confidence as well..... I got irritated by Harish on 2 - 3 occassions where i shouted @ him , but finally realized what he is doing is for fun... and started enjoying.

Shande: A descent honest character with special interest towards handwriting analysis and blogging. He is a movie buff. Its very difficult to explain shande in words as you require one more blog to describe his things. If you tell any secret to shande it remains with him forever and i am sure he will never tell this to himself.... we had lot of discussions on Handwriting analysis, networking, the work which we used to do , Music. etc etc during our way to Sigma. But its very difficult to cope up with shande as he asks maximum questions which are higly irritating... you ask him anything and he will be having a counter question towards you. For eg:

Seena: Shande from how long you are wearing spectacles.?
shande: This one [pointing towards his spectacles]
Seena: Yes
Shande: this i got it 3 months ago.
Seena: No no i am asking about when you started wearing spectacles not the one which you are wearing now...
Shande: oh adha... gothtilla.... eno ondhu.....
[ At the end of the conversation you realize that you never got the answer for the question you asked to him].
We had a nice timepass interacting with shande....

- Ok thats all for this post there are some more ppl whom you will find in my next post..

- Seena

Sunday, February 25, 2007

ನನ್ನ ಪ್ರಥಮ ಕನ್ನಡ ಸಂಚಿಕೆ!!!

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[my new blog ]

- ಇಂತಿ ನಿಮ್ಮ,

Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Ella ok "Outsiders" Yaake!

Hi all,

Its been ages since i cribbed about anything here.... now i take this opportunity to crib about Kannada Music Industry. Yes its the same place where you find Sunidhi Chauhan,Udit Narayan, Sonu Nigam. Hariharan and most deadliest Kunal Ganjawala singing with special audio effects. Puzzled .... Yes now they are the core members of Kannda Film music... singing majority of the songs in Kannada.

Its not the case with only Kannada film Industry,It is the same with most of the south Indian Languages. I dont understand the major reason behind inviting the singer, who doesnt even know few words of Kannada when they take up their first song.

UditNarayan is the major culprit who has contributed majorly to south Indian Film Industry [For Music] for the past 3-4 years.

I am not blaming those Singers ,After all they are doing great job of contributing their voice throught India. But I am blaming those Idiots who hire such ppl[those who dont know that Regional Language] for their movies.

If you pick any album of recent movies , you can easily find one or two songs of Udit Narayan, or Kunal Ganjawala.

Any person,needs some time to understand new Language. Especially when these singers are invited for 1-2 songs ,they dont get much time to learn the language, so someone has to write the song in their[singer's] language or English.So here starts the problem of "lossy" conversion.

Each and every language has got its own set of words and most of the words depend on the peopl's proununciation. When these singers are ready to compile the song , It is obvious that they make mistakes. So the people who are assisting them has to take care . In most of the cases these care-takers are directors or assistant music directors , who will be concentrating more on music than lyrics[ofcourse they give importance but major priority will be on music] so there comes the problem of lossy conversion....

So we can hear lot of mistakes done by these imported singers ,which irritate a lot if you are true lover of music and especially Lyrics. Sometimes evnthough they correctly pronounce the song, they dont know where to strech or give importance , so obviously it wont sound like the way we expect to hear..... so this is another form of pollution...

Thats why i ask why to import ?
The music directors or movie producers demand for this import business for the following simple reason.... They want to use the popularity of the singer????? so silly.

We often find Music talents in some talent search shows like "Ede tumbi Haaduvenu " [ETV Kannada]. Why cant we use them instead of importing those non-Kannadiga's.

Nowadays even the quality of the lyrics is also coming down... God knows when we will get to hear pure Kannada songs in Kannada voice and music.

Here is some list of most popular songs by singers from North.
1. "MTV subbulakshmige" [ Movie: Upendra. Singer: One and only UditNarayan [with his nasal voice].
2. "Usire Usire" [ Movie: Huchcha Singer: Sonu Nigarm [Spoilt the song with his Extra effects] . Since this song was intially compiled by him, its been taken out and Rajesh Krishnan again gave his voice inorder to give naturality which was spoiled by Sonu Nigam. [Director finally realized this fact.
3. "Kunidhu kunidhu baare " - once again Udit Narayan for Mungaru Male.
4. "Neene Neene" from movie Aakash by Mr. Kunal Ganjawala.

list goes on....

I personally feel even the singers should take some time in learning the Language or they should avoid singing if they dont know that language. Music Directors should give opportunities to regional singers , which saves them huge amount of money .

feel free to post comments. ..
will catch you soon.
- Srini