Saturday, June 04, 2005

My first week in Pune

It's been more than a week since I last wrote. So this blog is long overdue...

I've shifted to Pune and so far it has been WONDERFUL. The climate is much cooler here than in Bombay and the guys and gals at the office are an amazing lot.

I've also joined a library. At least now I can spend my idle time reading some great/not-so-great works.

I've got another grand plan for my weekends in Pune; though that might just take some time to materialize. I'll tell you about it when something concrete happens. So.. keep guessing ;)

I went to Bombay for my exam on Thursday. The trip went well, the exam...hmm

Officially I've got a week before I'm thrown out of the company's guesthouse. So, anyone having a cheap and nice and cheap and comfortable and cheap place to stay please get in touch with me. I've got a few places that I will be looking at on Sunday. Hope something satisfactory turns out.

In case you are wondering how come I'm writing this on a Saturday, then the reason is simple. I'm working this Saturday. Better wipe that the grin off your face because Monday is my comp off!! Yippee, So no worries!!

Next week I plan to write earlier. So keep checking it out.

Later..

Friday, May 27, 2005

Moving to Pune on Sunday

Well, I've finally got some concrete information... I'm going to Pune on Sunday. Yipee!! I'll be catching the Sunday evening train to Pune and should be there by 10pm.

I'm really excited about this. I've always wanted to find out if I'm capable of taking care of myself and this is the best way to do that.

Although, I won't be able to take my beloved to Pune for a month or so, I hope she'll understand. I just hope my family remembers to give her a coat of AR before the rains or she will ruin her complexion.

On another important note, two wonderful Indians who made India proud passed away yesterday - Sunil Dutt and Ismail Merchant.
God bless their souls!!
Now, I'm not fond of politicians but Sunil Dutt saheb was one of the few politicians who wanted the people of India to live better lives.

I've got to go back to packing for Pune, so the next time I'll write... it'll be postcards from Pune!!!

Cheers...

Tuesday, May 24, 2005

Politics is much better than Kyunki...

I don't usually talk about politics, but this one definitely deserves mention...

These past few days, I was sure that the NDA would come to power in Bihar. Especially they were slowly garnering majority. But the UPA has managed to grab victory of sorts by dissolving the house. Exciting, huh? It seems a lot better than most of Ekta's productions.

I'm however anxiously waiting to find out what the NDA's going to do about it. I don't think they can reverse the decision. They will just have to wait till the assembly elections in October. Meanwhile, knowing the NDA's "fighting" spirit, I'm sure they will create a lot of unrest.

Another point to note in this entire fiasco is Laloo...
Now, I'm not particularly fond of the Laloo. As a matter of fact, I think that Laloo would make a much (x1000) better entertainer than a public servant. But you must hand credit where it's due, when it comes to cunning politics, this guy is a wicked genius! Alas.

Ok. Now for some tech talk.
I've managed to write an HTML page using XML and XSL. And the result is fabulous!! The exercise has been so successful and simple that I plan to write all my data pages in this format from now onwards. XML is truly different!!

GNUtella is my next point of focus. I'll let you people know how that turns out to be...

I'm sure most people don't know this :), but I stay in Mumbai (originally Bombay). I'll however be shifting to Pune next week and I'm hoping that this transition turns out nicely. I've never been to Pune before, so the place is as new to me as ecstasy is to a virgin. ;)

Also, on a side-note, I can't wait to live 15 minutes away from office ;)

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Friday, May 20, 2005

My very first post...

Finally... I've ben thinking of setting this up for a very long time. As they say, better late than never..

I'll keep this post short. Don't want to bother you too much :)
I'm still trying to get a grasp of the settings for this tool.