Saturday, 14 November 2015

55 Things to Do before You Die

The 55 things listed in a A->Z format. 

1.       Add a Lock to the Love Lock Bridge in Paris
2.       Adopt a rescue pet
3.       Attend a cop-raided party
4.       Bathe in Milk
5.       Break a Guinness World Record
6.       Climb a mountain
7.       Conquer a fear
8.       Disconnect for a week
9.       Donate Blood
10.   Donate your hair for cancer
11.   Drink Beer at Oktoberfest in Germany
12.   Eat something you wouldn’t usually
13.   Feel Great in a Swimsuit
14.   Follow a dream
15.   Get a ‘regrettable make out’ story
16.   Get arrested
17.   Get in a mud fight
18.   Get in an ice snow fight
19.   Get your fortune read
20.   Give a Shelter Pet a Home
21.   Give your lunch to a homeless person
22.   Go on an aimless drive
23.   Go stargazing
24.   Go to a major sporting event
25.   Google yourself
26.   Grow your own food
27.   Host a cocktail party
28.   Host Christmas / Diwali / Ramzan
29.   Karaoke with your Siblings / Best Friends
30.   Learn a foreign language
31.   Learn a new skill
32.   Leave a note for a stranger
33.   Let Go of a Floating Lantern in Thailand
34.   Live in a different country
35.   Make a Call from a London Phone Booth
36.   Make something from scratch
37.   Pilot an aircraft
38.   Practice (Rehearse) Sex with your Friend
39.   Protest something
40.   Research your family tree
41.   Ride in a limo
42.   Skinny dip
43.   Sleep on the beach
44.   Sleep under the stars
45.   Sleepover somewhere haunted
46.   Stay awake for 24 hours
47.   Stop Socializing (Social Media)
48.   Swim in the ocean
49.   Swim under a waterfall
50.   Take a cocktail making course
51.   Take part in a city running event
52.   Visit all seven continents
53.   Volunteer at a soup kitchen
54.   Watch all of the top 100 IMDB Films
55.   Watch all those damn movies everyone keeps talking about

Tuesday, 15 September 2015

Hong Kong - The round clock city to Enjoy

After almost a month, I am back to write at these blogs. 
Hong Kong comes alive at night, abuzz with diners, revelers, theater goers and even market traders still out plying their wares. The nightlife scene is rightly legendary: there is something to do at every time of the day in this city that never sleeps. The nightlife options are too numerous to mention, but below you’ll find just a sample of what’s on offer: from cultural performances through to late-night party venues and midnight feasts. You can also spend a whole night in Wan Chai with our guide to one of the city’s most renowned night owl destinations.
Hong Kong Kokula Krishna Hari K
So you’re after a good time? You’ve definitely come to the right city! Hong Kong boasts entertainment galore and most of it kicks off after sunset. Whether you’re after a classy cocktail in a trendy bar, live entertainment that beats through the night, a late-night snack to quell those hunger pangs or even a midnight run, Hong Kong is the city to oblige.
If you’ve already heard of Hong Kong’s crazy all-night vibe, then it’s surely because of the sheer number of bars of all shapes and sizes. Most first-timers head straight to the thoroughfares of Lan Kwai Fong in Central, which are packed full of bars and nightclubs, with revelers spilling out onto the streets at all hours. However away from this main draw, lots of trendy niche bars are opening up for a slightly more cultural experience.
For a really cultured night out, you should seek out an authentic Cantonese opera performance. Sunbeam Theatre is one of Hong Kong’s most historic theaters, having been founded in 1972 by a troupe of Shanghai immigrants, and it’s renowned for its Chinese traditional art performances—Cantonese opera in particular. Many of the Cantonese opera stars of note will have trod these boards at one point in their careers, so you’ll certainly find authentic performances here, held most days of the week in its two auditoriums. Another unique theater venue with a proud history is the Fringe Club, one of the city’s foremost art spaces that’s been providing a platform for artists since 1984. There is always something creative going on here, so whether you’re after a Shakespeare rendition, a stand-up comedy show, a live music gig, an art exhibition or a poetry evening, then be sure to look up the Fringe Club’s events calendar while you’re here.
If you’re looking for a more active nighttime activity then head out on the Bowen Road Fitness Trail. Positioned half way up to the Peak, this popular 4-kilometer-long running and walking trail is safe and well-lit at night, with lookout points that furnish vistas across to Kowloon and beyond. Mid-way along the route you’ll discover Lovers’ Rock, a boulder which is said to have the power to grant happy marriages. You’ll often find worshippers making a beeline for this pilgrimage site, which sits loftily above the city. Not only is this trail a great location for a spot of nighttime exercise, but you’ll also find memorable skyline views from here, minus the crowds.
Hong Kong’s nightlife is legendary and you’ll be sure to feel the vibe too after trying some of these suggestions. But whatever you do while you’re here, just be sure to capture the city’s skyline view at night—it’s one experience that will stay with you forever. The special crocodile meat available in the mid-night could be one of the most crowdy place. 

Tuesday, 7 July 2015

Japan – Expensive Punctual Lifestyle

It is always a pleasure in exploring various countries and that too in an entertainment mode or mood. In that list, I wanted to explore the Japan. After making a steady plan, I made myself to visit Tokyo for few days draining Indian Economy and boosting the Japanese Economy. And I did it almost.

Born and being brought-up in India is always a curse because you don’t the value of Time and Life. But the Japanese culture does it. As soon as I landed-up, there was a shuttle bus which takes me to The Narita Port Hotel which is actually renamed as Narita Gateway hotel. I didn’t update my time in my hand phone, but to my surprize it was there exactly ON-TIME. Generally, in India we used to be ON-TIME by mistake. When we arrive ON-TIME, you will not have the right respect and mileage. But it is just opposite in Japanese culture. Wasn’t that much satisfied with the Hotel Accommodation as it was exactly the size of our Kitchen in my house. But it was compact and tight fit for an individual.

The next day, I was impressed and pulled by seeing the name “Narita Free Transit Tour Program” at the Airport. Wow! That was good news for an individual like me. So attempted to ping at that desk on the next day morning. Since it would open at 9 AM, went to the departure floor to have a morning meal at McDonald’s and surprisingly it was less equivalent to the London pricing. Not of a greater taste, but it was my saviour. At around 9, there was a woman with excessive lip-stick convincing the Australian Woman who was on transit. I was waiting in the queue and got into her for discussion. After 15 minutes of discussion, she said that we have to pay for the Transport and the term “FREE” was only for the Guide. Not a disappointing one, but used for this in South Korea while I was with Prof. Dr. Dong Hwa Kim. The bus arrived ON-TIME and we were asked to pay JPY 210. We thought it would be around 50 miles for the destination. But it was the height of my stupidity. He came around the Airport as Lord Ganesha did around his father and mother and dropped us at a spot just behind the airport. It was not even 4 miles by road and just 1.2 miles by air.

I learnt that the life is such expensive in Japan and made myself to proceed with this. The next day I went to Tokyo where I learnt that the real Japan is there. Much of crowd, absolute silence without any honking or loud speech. But one thing which I need to notice is the integrity and respect they rendered to me though not being any official. Some were interested in knowing about the religious identity mark on my forehead. And the Narita Express line is one of the most expensive trains I have travelled in the world, yes it was an almost JPY 5,000 for a distance of 60 kilometers and it is worst so it travels in almost 1 hour 30 minutes.

The cost of a Blazer Jacket was JPY 25,000; suite JPY 79,000 for my size. I get them in India for JPY 4,000; suite JPY 8,500. The worst thing is that the cost of a brief (underwear) was JPY 19,000 and you get 8% Tax refund on this money which you pay provided condition that you don’t use it in Japan. My crazy mind said to buy one such and come back to my country and post a photography saying that it is Japan Brief. But my bureaucratic mind refrained me doing it.

The culture is perfectly shaped that no mistakes occur. The schooling mechanism teaches everything that they require for their life. The Life Science classes in their High School impressed me very much. Heard that cooking is also a part of their classes in High School which carries equal value in the examinations. There is no theft at Japan and I tried by placing my mobile in a public place named AEON Shopping mall, Narita. After 15 minutes, a small boy saw that mobile and informed the McDonald’s representative. It was a good experience.

The flat nose and small eye guys are really the best. I would surely go back to Japan to see these flat nose and small eye guys. Probably my son or daughter would need a school education in Japanese schools. 

Monday, 25 May 2015

"You have a Baby Boy" - Touching Accident Incident

Happening of accident in India has become too usual and common stuff. To coin in a different version, "It is as usual as charging a mobile phone". But only when it happens in our family or our associate, the pain comes up bulged.
After having a long trip to Thiruchengode, Coimbatore, Salem I was driving my car back to home all alone since the driver was given with some leave. And I love driving the car all alone or with highly confidante of mine. Whenever I have such an option, I never miss it.
And while driving alone or with driver I never stand on the accidents after the 2007 issue of helping an International Person on this affair. But all of a sudden yesterday while returning, crossing Villupuram (a locality in Tamil Nadu, India) late night saw some watery substance in the road and slowed my vehicle. At the dark after turning my car lamps from high to low beam, found two people on the road. As the blood was not clotted in the road, I learnt that the accident could have happened minutes before. Stopped my car and saw those guys who could be ranging from 20 - 30 years. Called to 108 (NAS - National Ambulance Service) and local police station. They said that they will be in few minutes as the Police Station was nearby.
Both the guys head was opened like a suitcase and their brain was on the road. As it was a dry dark area no one was even intending to stop-by to help. Ambulance and Police (only one PC) came at the same time. The distress is that in the ambulance there was only one driver and no doctor. Anyway, while I was getting down from my car itself, I identified it as SPOT DEAD. The PC and ambulance driver managed to carry one body into the Ambulance.
The guy who was sitting at the back had his hands around the abdomen of the person who drove the two wheeler!
The PC got some call on wireless and was unable to answer and he took the call over his mobile. The Ambulance driver requested me to help the other case. I thought like a Cinematic Hero and attempted to help him. He said to me that I will not be able to take food for next two days if I take the head part generally as it was open like something; he requested me to get hold the leg part. I took it too casual and got hold of both the legs. Suddenly the middle part of the human body went down and he shouted "Sir! Sir!". I gave a hand behind a spot under the lumbar. Oh my gosh, a part of his body the HIP and lower abdominal section was in my right hand connected with top and bottom only because of skin even which was bleeding. After few moments, made him into the ambulance and the Ambulance was about to be started. He had only one bucket of water and that was sufficient for me to wash only my hands. 
By that time the PC came back and asked if both the bodies were taken OFF and advised him to go to Mundiyambakkam Government General Hospital. He took the ambulance and we found a mobile phone blinking in the accident spot. I went to take that, it was a Micromax Mobile and there was a call from "Jayanthi Sister" and we disconnected the call. There was a text message in the mobile,
You have a Baby Boy. Come to hospital soon!
Ofcourse he has now went to the hospital where his boy could have been delivered. I went on literally crying on seeing that text message. Even if that boy grows-up the society and community which he lives would define him that he killed his father during his birth and so on. 
I am still unable to eat or even worried if it would digest after seeing this moment. 
Finally, Be Careful always! 

Friday, 15 May 2015

The Art of buying a Beer in Pondicherry/Puducherry

Oh! On reading the title please do never imagine that I will be drinking. I drink the most vulnerable than this which includes Sprite, 7UP, Coke and Pepsi. Yes, why the heck am praising myself? Come on!

As most of you may be aware I am hailing from the locality where hard drinks are famous enough because of taxation system in India. #Pondicherry or #Puducherry has marked its landmark in south India for its quality and cheap hard drinks. Most of my known jerks come down to my locality to booze themselves as well as to suck other’s wallet. And sometime, I use to attend that too for boneless chicken. Could stay with them until 2 rounds; beyond that they will start scolding their manager, girl friends, family and other friends, which I strongly should never endorse by sitting along with them. And all this happened at high star hotels or atleast a 3 star hotel. So it was not infringing me in any way and even this incident didn’t infringe me as most of the people are aware about me.

I had a wish of getting into an Alcoholic Beverage shop and procure some drinks. Generally I have strategic advisors, personal secretaries, private secretaries, and other people who will assist me in this regard. But my stupid and crazy mind wanted to try it in person. So, I was really waiting for one such situation for almost 3 years. I happened to move all the people into different countries and had only 3 guys along with me. Unfortunately this week everyone was on leave quoting one or the other reason and mostly because of the school vacation of their wards.

And too surprize one of my bestie and confidante wanted me to get some light beer to get refreshed and de-stressed from office works for the first time. I wasn’t refusing considering that these guys would be there to get the things and packed. On account of their leave, I was not in the position to decline the commitment which I gave him. If I would have given him across, for sure he would have agreed, but didn’t and suddenly stroke my previous wish of going into such shop.

Went to the ICICI Bank ATM to withdraw some cash as I am not interested in getting them free of cost quoting my position. Withdrew around some INR 600 (~ USD 10). I was really excited about this moment and was really like approaching a completely unknown gal and asking her to get married. This shop was few meters away from ATM in the main road major junction. Walked slowly from ATM and reached near the shop in less than a minute. As soon as they saw me, there was a jerk and positional change in all the employees’ position and clearance of the unsold bottles from the table and others.

Manager came down to me asking few casual questions and other receptions happened widely. Few cops at the junction also landed up for security angle task into the shop along with me. After 5 minutes, he enquired about my visit to the shop as almost the sale was stacked out of the visible region of my eyes. I said I wanted 2 of each hard drinks and gave a pause. The immediate reaction of almost 10+ staff of that shop was giving a surprize and shocking look over my dirty face. And now I resumed saying that it was for my friend who resides out of Pondicherry and then most of them resumed back their work. Manager asked me the brands which he needs to pack. Since my childhood days, I know only KINGFISHER as the hard drink which is being manufactured by UB Distilleries. And my bestie demanded three brands out of which Kingfisher was one. I happily said KINGFISHER and the manager applauded me from knowing the brand name. I was like flying all above the skies for few moments. When he asked me the next one, it was like a hydrogen balloon with deflated air. It was BUDAWEISER (Sorry if the name is wrong). I attempted saying in many terms about it, he wasn’t able to understand. Finally he asked me to show the view of the mobile. I turned the mobile screen on his side. He read it properly (assumed such) and instructed the fellow employees. Again the staff of the shop threw a question to me if it was strong or weak. My mind went to my 12th Chemistry striking the Strong Acid vs Weak Acid.

He asked me the keys of the car and I handed it over to him. Now it was the high time, handed the keys to the person to load it. Suddenly I turned towards the car and saw boxes were being loaded. I stopped them and asked what it was. The manager came out and said he has packed 2 cases in each. I corrected him saying that it was only 2 bottles and not 2 cases. He said no worries as it was complimentary for me. I asked him to totally offload it from the car if it was such. After a short friendly battle he removed the cases and made it as bottles. I paid around Rs. 120 (USD 2) for 2 bottles of Kingfisher, 2 bottles of Budweiser and 2 cans of Turbog green. I don’t whether this is a better deal or the actual price of some sort; but when I ignited the car I really felt like winning the World War III because of intelligence and this feel cannot be extended by anyone.

The final conclusion was I learnt few more complex words for alcoholic beverages and evidenced the world that I am also capable to buying hard drinks. 

Saturday, 18 April 2015

Achievements - Post Professional #2015001

Some after reading the title would curse that it is highly Stupid because your logical sense says that when someone is Professional, that itself is an achievement. But yet there are few more stuffs which needs to be rendered and achieved in personal life. Yes, this post is one about such. 
Of years ago, I remember going to a Tamil Language movie "ON TIME" along with my family members and it years back in 1998 while I was in school. After that, to confess I was never such to any of the movies. 95% I use to enter late atleast a minute or more. And the balance 5%, I use to leave the cinema hall before The END of movie. And, steadily only few countable movies since then because of various criteria which I could not avoid from. 
Since last December, I am spending some valuable time besides my professional life with a very least number of my confidante's. And this has literally increased during my ML span from March 2015. Even-then I wanted to be ON TIME for a movie atleast, but missed all the occasions. Firmly decided to be ON TIME for a Tamil movie Oh Kadhal Kanmani which was released Yesterday. I generally avoid First Day shows because I don't want to waste my time in watching few bore-some and negative effect movies. But because of ICICI Bank Debit card offer, I did a small move to the movie. Though there was some fuss in the reservation, the guy along with me made a wise decision of getting the tickets for the next show. And our lucky thing was to get the tickets for the next show. Had some snacks at KFC and entered the hall ON TIME! 
This may be very light for the readers, but it is #MyDay and I wanted to decide and be on time always. This could be a first step on it. 

Sunday, 5 April 2015

Romantic Bus Ride in TNSTC + 2

I could see your face glittering on reading this post title. Yes, I could surely say it as Romantic Ride on Sunday evening to my mother's hometown without any protocol or stupids behind me. Wanted my car to be picked-up and unfortunately my driver was on leave and more interesting is that I was jobless. It is a very rare occasion to get jobless moments. So decided to pick it up. 
Started from my home at 6.30 PM and reached the bus station point at 6.35 PM. Since the junction is a prominent one, happened to meet most of the VIPs and my school VIPs. With numerous Hi and Hello's was about to board into the bus at 6.55 PM routing to Jipmer. Reached in around 17 minutes. Most of the seats were filled with young couples married and families who were returning after the visit to Beach or Sunday Market which is very famous in Pondicherry. 
This was a the second break and had met almost 12 people including old employees. I really love travelling in the foot board alike my school days / college days from Chennai to Pondicherry and vice-versa. Ignored 2 buses for this reason, but externally resembled as if I was giving priority to the guys who were speaking to me. Got the bus Pondicherry to Chennai Express at 7.35 PM and managed to get-in. Took the tickets and was waiting at the entrance itself. Plugged into my earphones and was waiting for the ticket collector to move off. While crossing KFC, he went to his seat. Sat near the front door stair and peeped out of the door space. To my left I saw a couple (unmarried) in the front seat. 
They were seriously discussing about their future family moves and others. That was literally funny on overhearing it :D :P . I do agree that overhearing is itself a wrong, posting about it into the blog is more seriously bad. But few verses were really funny and made me to laugh. It seems they started from Red Hills area yesterday afternoon 2 and they were returning back. First they started discussing about their religion. One was Hindu and another was Christian it seems. They discussed about their marriage formality and finally said they could run away from the family to avoid confusions. That gal was asking the boy how much he could bring from his family? Was feeling if it was a day robbery. To my surprise the Gal was expecting for a cute girl child like her and the boy was expecting an intelligent boy like him. Aiyo! Nothing was acceptable. Some people were sleeping and some were acting such. Romantic discussions and from the start to end, that guy didn't take the hands off her hands. By the time, they could have rolled the Atta for a marriage itself. 
Now, it was my time to get down. Got down and had few minutes to refresh. Got another bus from Tindivanam to my mother's hometown. There a guy seated next to me started texting. For almost 16 kilometers, he would have texted that gal Priyadarshini by 400+ conversations. "Sollu di" which means SAY SOMETHING was the recursive text from him. I was burning internally  because I wish to call someone with DI, but that guy called her more than 100 times. And, all sorry for overhearing and peeping into the another guy's mobile. Though it was funny, it has its implications. 
Finally, decided not to travel anymore in bus as I am not eligible to travel. 

Sunday, 29 March 2015

Visit to Chennai Besant Nagar Beach - Offshore Onshore

Bay of Bengal, known as the largest bay of the world forming  a triangular shape touching the borders of India, Burma, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. I happened to meet it out yesterday after a long time in a casual move without any action plan for almost 30 minutes. When I was a kid in school my mom and dad use to take me to Beach located in Pondicherry, it was a divine at that time. After spending few hours, we use to reach back home and my mom will scold me for carrying sands into trousers fleet. During the tenure of my matriculation examinations, I was not allowed or literally taken to the beach showing the justification of examinations and securing the marks. The gap between Kokula Krishna Hari K and Bay of Bengal started there. 
It was a big pain of not visiting it although my residence is just 2kms away from the Bay of Bengal (BoB). Time went on, after completion of my school days, I planned to visit BoB again my new venture and business works stopped me. After 2011 stabilization of the business stature, I planned to visit; now when I step-in into the beach road at Pondicherry, tons of Hi's and Hello's from all the known and unknown contacts. It literally takes out of my time like to cover 500 meters it will be around 3 to 4 hours. I started ignoring it deliberately. When I landed-up at Chennai, I was advised to visit Marina, the second largest beach. My thoughts were striking on my mom and dad of ignoring them and visiting the beach. Hesitated to visit Marina also. She lost the opportunity of meeting me. 
BoB on crisp status, has met me in numerous occasions enroute to Pondicherry from Chennai or the vice-versa. Certain complicated decisions of my life and my organization were made while I was standing near Muttukadu, Auroville and other locations. It is not a proper beach ofcourse and my visits were also not on proper time; usually 2 AM or 3 AM will be the time of visit. I do see people in those areas who are drunk totally and flat. With a small quantum of pity on them and their family either parents or spouse, used to ignore them and move on. Sometime during Operation Alma use to go to certain spots of the BoB with a gang of people. But all these times, it was either  Professional or Purposeful or with a Sub Code as X or Y or Z. It didn't give me a feel as like my school days like without a purpose going to beach and spending time.
Yesterday, Saturday 28th March, 2015 I was little bit crazy. Wanted to spend my time lavishly out of all Governmental Work and others as soon as I was returning from Malaysia. Asked my bro Vignesh Ramakkrishnon to finalize the agenda. I wasn't sure if he had some plan or schedule, around some 9 PM started going around Chennai and the craziness sprawled there of visiting BoB. Initially thought of visiting BoB at Marina junction, but in consideration of certain factors, we moved the decision to Beasant Nagar stuff. Considerably, it was my first time visit to Beasant Nagar beach. Some unmonitored food with Burmese taste and potato scroll sorted properly with spiciness and cheese were also tasted by me. Probably, I may surely go back to eat those potato cheeks again. I loved it and thought of moving inside sand-steeps, suddenly stroke the scoldings of my mom  while I was a kid for getting sea-sand into my trousers. Stopped few yards away from the touch point was standing facing the sea and was chatting without a gap. And this was the time which I was expecting after my 9th grade. More than 30 minutes, without any purpose or solemn cause standing and admiring the beauty of the shore. Almost after 30 minutes or even around that few cops instructed to leave the locality on consideration of safety guidelines, thought of arguing initially while entering into the shore but somehow I was pushed not to fight or argue hindering them to perform their duty. 
I had been many times at Pattaya Beach (Thailand), Hyeopjae Beach (Jeju Island), Hammamet Beach (Tunisia) and many such, but it was full of professional life and calculative moves. Almost accompanied with guards or Professors or Senior most people who care for me. Even I wasn't allowed to remove my shoes during those visits. I remember my Professor advising me not to remove the shoes as the seawater will bring in more unwanted stuffs and it may affect your health while visiting Barafundle Bay beach at Britain. Was literally happy and am unsure if could get such leisure times to make such visits but will always attempt such. Almost finalizing a wish-list which needs to be covered; which actually I have missed them.
And this beach visit was one among them, this item will not be stroken down from the list but will follow it. 

Saturday, 28 March 2015

Andreas Guenter Lubitz - The Slider of GermanWings

The co-pilot responsible for the Germanwings plane crash was today named as Andreas Guenter Lubitz.
The 28-year-old was from Montabaur, a town in the district seat of the Westerwaldkreis in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany, according to a local flight club.
Acquaintances said he was in his late 20s and showed no signs of depression when they saw him last autumn.
His Facebook page lists his interests, including German electronica band Schiller, French superstar DJ David Guetta, his local Burger King, 10-pin bowling, aviation humor and a technical website about the A320 model of aircraft he flew into a mountainside.
Today, at the house believed to be his parents', the curtains were drawn and four police cars were parked outside.
"He was happy he had the job with Germanwings and he was doing well," said a member of a glider club, Peter Ruecker, who watched him learn to fly.
"He gave off a good feeling."
Ruecker said Lubitz had a girlfriend but did not have many more details about his life.
Andreas Lubitz Kokula Krishna Hari K
Lubitz had obtained his glider pilot's license as a teenager and was accepted as a Lufthansa pilot trainee after finishing a tough German college preparatory school, Mr Ruecker said.
He described Lubitz as a "rather quiet" but friendly young man.
Marseille prosecutor Brice Robin said the co-pilot "never said a word" in the 10 minutes before the crash, which killed 150 people.
He said he never answered a question or opened the door before the plane hit the ground and the plane's descent was "voluntary".
ReutersGermanwings Crash - Kokula Krishna Hari K
Crash: Screenshot shows the Facebook page of co-pilot Andreas Lubitz
The Federal Aviation Administration praised Lubitz's skills and included him in the prestigious FAA Airmen Certification Database.
The database contains the names certified pilots who have "met or exceeded the high educational, licensing and medical standards established by the FAA".
Aviation Business Gazette announced the award in September 2013, writing: "Pilot certification standards have evolved over time in an attempt to reduce pilot errors that lead to fatal crashes.
Andreas Lubitz
Andreas Lubitz at the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco
"FAA pilot certification can be the difference between a safe flight and one that ends in tragedy.
The highest level of certification is the Airline Transport Pilot Certificate, which is required to fly a commercial airliner.
To obtain it, pilots must possess a commercial pilot license, have more than 1500 hours of experience in aircraft and be at least 21. They are also required to pass a physical examination.
Lubitz's medical was done in 2010 and was due to run out in June 2015. He had undertaken 630 hours of flight time in an A320, according to Germany's Bild.
Mr Brice said earlier that co-pilot Lubitz directed the plane into the ground but the passengers only realised what was happening "in the last moments".
"He took this action, for reasons we still don't know why," he said.
"We can only deduce he destroyed the plane. He voluntarily allowed the plane to lose altitude.
"I think the victims only realized at the last moment because on the recording you only hear the screams on the last moments."

Thursday, 26 March 2015

Germanwings - a StopStone in Aviation Industry

The co-pilot blamed for deliberately crashing a passenger jet with 150 people on board into the Alps used post-9/11 safety mechanisms to carry out his plan. 
Andreas Guenter Lubitz, 28, waited for his captain, Patrick Sondenheimer to leave the flight deck and go to the toilet before commanding the Airbus A-320 to descend.  
Once out of the cockpit, the door locked automatically. Ironically, this auto-lock feature, which led to Lubitz having sole control of the plane, was introduced as a way of improving flight safety in the wake of 9/11.

Access to the cockpit door on the Germanwings Airbus A320 (like the one above) can be disabled from inside the flight deck to prevent hijacking

Access to the cockpit door on the Germanwings Airbus A320 (like the one above) can be disabled from inside the flight deck to prevent hijacking

In normal flight, the door to the flight is closed and locked. Cabin crew can use a code and gain access to the flight deck. 
Entry is controlled by the flight crew, in case of a possible hijack attempt.
The Cockpit Door Locking System (CDLS) according to the flight manual 'provides a means of electrically locking and unlocking the cockpit door'.
The CDLS is located in the central pedestal between both pilots and has a toggle switch which controls the door. 
They also have a CCTV camera so they can see who is seeking access, and if they are under any form of duress.
Pilots can restrict access to the flight deck although cabin crew can gain entry in an emergency. 
However, this emergency access can be over-ridden by the pilot for between five to 20 minutes.
The limited time to keep the door closed is itself a safety feature, in case the flight crew become incapacitated. 
After the predetermined time, the keypad on the outside of the cockpit door will become operational again, unless the pilot actively restricts access again.
Also the cockpit door has several other safety features in case of a sudden decompression which will cause the door to open.
According to the flight manual there are 'routine' and 'emergency' access requests.

The pilot has to flick one simple switch, pictured,  to lock the cabin door for between five and 20 minutes 
'The toggle switch enables the flight crew to lock or unlock the cockpit door, following an access request, thereby allowing or denying the entry to the cockpit.'
The flight manual states that the control unit is responsible for:
  • Locking or unlocking the door latches, upon flight crew action
  • Unlocking the door i, in case of cockpit decompression (the door then opens towards the cockpit under differential pressure)
  • Indicating system failures of electrical latches and pressure sensors
  • Activating the access request buzzer and turning on the keypad LEDs
On the Airbus A320, there are three settings:
  • Unlock: This position is used to enable the cabin crew member to open the door. The switch must be pulled and maintained in the unlocked position until the door is pushed open.
  • Normal: All latches are locked, and EMERGENCY access is possible for the cabin crew
  • Lock: Once the button has been moved to this position, the door is locked; emergency access, the buzzer, and the keypayd are inhibited for a preselected time (5 to 20 min)
School friends said that Lubitz paused his pilot's training in 2008 after suffering from 'burnout' and depression.

1 or 2 | 30 or 40 – Selection of Friends – Importance / Curse of Life

Yes, seeing the heading I am sure that out of my 4000+ Friends in Facebook, few may unfriend me. That’s OK! Even I find it very difficult to remove them. Because judging amongst the best or 1st circle or 2nd circle or nth circle is difficult. In my Facebook before few minutes I saw 4199 friends into my list. Am happy about seeing the count, but actually how many are close enough to me? Do they know atleast something or a step greater than my Private Secretary?
Having 30 or 40 would be highly devastating our identity. A recent incident, few days ago I was added up into a group through WhatsApp. Ofcourse, I wanted to stay in that group for a long time as that group was my mother school friends reunion. We were sharing few old memories and to my surprise the name of the group was changed to my old nick name. Was really delighted up and felt like flying in the sky without wings. I responded almost all the threads which was running for a count of 900+ along with my PS and others. Around 40 were there in the group (I am not sure about the exact count) as I was preparing some class notes. Things were going on casually, at a point of time, the storm came into. Someone started talking in double meaning words. And almost at 2 AM, the actions were also into the wrong intention and illegal as of legislation. That wasn’t tolerable and acceptable. And, finally I decided to quit the group inorder to maintain the Bureaucracy.
Not only this instance, there are many such instances where we decide to maintain a small group. I understood this while growing up that having many friends is highly disadvantage. Though professionally I have many friends, sharing my inner feelings and other confidential may be with one or two. And moreover everyone isn’t such loyal which we expect. Although I was highly maintaining the regards with my close circle, I started moving away from them for various reasons and still exploring the root cause, the thing which de-iterates could be my EGO also. But in the same motion scale, we expect the guy who sits opposite to us also.
Now, am quite happy!

Saturday, 21 March 2015

Identification at Marriage - A Tamil Work

திடீர்ன்னு ஒரு கல்யாணத்துக்குள்ள நுழைஞ்சிட்டோம்னா, பொண்ணு மாப்ளைய மட்டும் படக்குன்னு கண்டுபுடிச்சிடலாம். ஆனா, மத்த எல்லாரையும் யார் யாருன்னு அவங்க செய்கைகள வச்சே எப்படி கண்டுபுடிக்கிறதுங்குறதத்தான் இப்போ பாக்கப் போறோம்.
1. கல்யாண மேடையில, ஃபுல் மேக்கப்புல பாத்த உடனே பளிச்சின்னு தெரியிறது பொண்ணுதான். ஆனா அந்தப் பொண்ண விட அதிகமா மேக்கப் போட்டுக்கிட்டு ஒண்ணு அந்த ஸ்டேஜ்ல சுத்திக்கிட்டு இருந்தா அது தான் பொண்ணோட தங்கச்சி.
2. கல்யாண வீடியோ கவரேஜ்ல எல்லா ஃப்ரேம்லயும் பொண்ணும் மாப்ளையும் இருப்பாங்க. அவங்களுக்கு அடுத்த படியா, எல்லா ஃப்ரேம்லயும் ரெண்டு மூணு தங்க சங்கிலிகள் தெரியிறமாதிரி நிக்கிற ஒரு பொண்ணு இருக்கும். அது வேற யாரும் இல்லை. பையனோட அக்கா.
3. ஆளுக்கும் போட்டுருக்க ட்ரஸ்ஸுக்கும் சம்பந்தமே இல்லாம, ஆனா மாப்ளைக்கு ஈக்குவலா ஒருத்தன் கோட் சூட்டெல்லாம் போட்டுக்கிட்டு டம்மியா, ஸ்டேஜ்ல நின்னுகிட்டு இருப்பான். அது வேற யாரும் இல்லை. மாப்ளையோட அக்கா புருஷன். அந்தக் கோட்ட, அவர் கல்யாண ரிஷப்ஷனுக்கு அப்புறம் இப்பதான் போட்டுருப்பாரு.
4. இன்னொருத்தன் மாப்ள மாதிரியே வேஷ்டி சட்டையெல்லாம் போட்டுக்கிட்டு, ஸ்டேஜ்ல நிக்காம, டான் மாதிரி அங்க இங்க ஓடுறது, வர்றவங்கள கவனிக்கிறது, ஸ்டேஜ்ல ஏறுறது, இறங்குறதுன்னு ரொம்ப ஆக்டிவா, ரொம்ப சந்தோஷமா திரிஞ்சிட்டு இருப்பான். அவந்தான் மாப்ளையோட தம்பி. ரூட்டு கிளியரான சந்தோஷத்துல தலைகால் புரியாம சுத்திக்கிட்டு இருப்பான்.
5. மாப்ளைக்கு லைட்டா வேர்த்தாலோ, வாழ்த்த வர்றவங்க கூட்டத்துல பொட்டுவைக்கும் போது லைட்டா அங்க இங்க அப்பிட்டாலோ, மின்னல் மாதிரி ஒருத்தன் ஒரு கர்ச்சீப்ப வச்சிக்கிட்டு மாப்ள மூஞ்ச தொடைச்சிட்டே இருப்பான். அவன் மாப்ளையோட ஸ்கூல் ஃப்ரண்டா இருக்கும். மொதநாள் நைட்டு பேச்சிலர் பார்ட்டில மூச்சுத் தெணறத் தெணறக் குடிச்சவனும் அவனாத்தான் இருக்கும்
6. கல்யாணம் முடிஞ்சி ஒரு பத்து நிமிஷம் கழிச்சி, “இய்ய்ய்யாய்…எவண்டா அவன் நா வர்றதுக்கு முன்னால தாலியக் கட்டுனது..” ன்னு மண்டபத்தோட வாசல்ல ஒருத்தன் ஃபுல் போதையில கத்திக்கிட்டு இருப்பான். அவனை யாருமே மதிக்காம, ஆனா ஒரே ஒரு அம்மா மட்டும் போய் அவன உள்ள கூப்டாங்கன்னா அவன் தான் மாப்ளையோட தாய் மாமன். பத்து மணி கல்யாணத்துக்கு பதினொன்னே முக்காலுக்கு வருவாரு. ஆனா கல்யாணம் அவர் வந்ததுக்கப்புறம்தான் நடக்கணும்னு வேற எதிர்பாப்பாரு. அப்போ அவனப் போய் கூப்டுறது யாருன்னு உங்களுக்கே தெரியும்.
7. கூட்டத்துல உக்காந்துருக்க எல்லாரும் “எப்பப்பா… கல்யாணம் முடியும்.. எப்பப்பா சோறு போடுவாய்ங்க” ன்னு ஒரே ஆவலோட உக்கார்ந்திருக்கும்போது, ஒரே ஒரு அம்மா மட்டும் வச்ச கண்ணு வாங்காம கல்யாணப் பொண்ணையே மொறைச்சி பாத்துகிட்டு இருக்கும். அப்டி இருந்தா. அது பொண்ணோட அப்பா வழி அத்தைன்னும், அவங்க பையனுக்கு இந்தப் பொண்ணை கேட்டு, பொண்ணு வீட்டுல இல்லைன்னு சொல்லிட்டாங்கன்னும் நீங்களே கண்டுபுடிச்சிடலாம்.
8. மேமாசம், பீக் அவர்ல சென்னை சிட்டி பஸ்ல ட்ராவல் பண்ண மாதிரி ஒரு களைப்போட, ஒரு நிமிஷம் கூட உட்காராம, ஸ்டேஜ்ல கல்யாணம் முடிஞ்சிருச்சா இல்லையான்னு கூட கவனிக்காம எல்லாரையும் போய், “வாங்க வாங்க.. சாப்ட்டு போங்க” ன்னு ஒருத்தர் கூப்டுட்டு இருந்தா அவர்தான் பொண்ணோட அப்பா.
9. பொண்ணுக்கு எத்தனை சவரன் நகை போட்டுருக்காய்ங்க, யார் யார் என்ன செய்றாங்கங்குற விஷயத்த, பையனோட அம்மா அப்பாவ விட, இன்னொரு முக்கியமான கேரக்டர் ரொம்ப கூர்மையா, திருட்டுப்பய நகைய கவ்வ போறப்போ பாக்குற மாதிரி ஒண்ணு பாத்துக்கிட்டு இருக்கும். அதுவேற யாரும் இல்லை. பையனோட அண்ணி.. எங்க நம்மள விட அதிகமாக நகையப் போட்டுவிட்டு நம்மள டம்மி ஆக்கிறப்போறாய்ங்களோங்குற பீதியிலயே இருக்கும்.
10. அந்த கல்யாணக் கூட்டத்துலயே, ஒரே ஒரு குரூப்பு மட்டும், அந்த கல்யாணத்துக்கும் அவங்களுக்கும் எந்த சம்பந்தமுமே இல்லாத மாதிரி, தனியா ஒரு மீட்டிங் போட்டுக்கிட்டு இருக்கும். அதுதான் பொண்ணோட அப்பாவோட சொந்தக்காரய்ங்க.
11.கல்யாணமெல்லாம் முடிஞ்ச உடனே அரக்க பரக்க ஒரு கும்பல், வீங்கிப்போன மூஞ்சோட, ஒழுங்கா சீவாத தலையோட வேக வேகமா வந்து மாப்ளைக்கும் பொண்ணுக்கும் வெறும் கைய மட்டும் குடுப்பாய்ங்க. அவிங்க வேற யாரும் இல்லை.மாப்ளையோட ஆஃபீஸ் மேட்ஸோ, இல்லை காலேஜ் மேட்ஸோ. ரூம்போட்டு விடியகாலம் வரைக்கும் குடிச்சிட்டு இப்பதான் எழுந்து வர்றாய்ங்கன்னு அர்த்தம்.
12. அதே கல்யாணத்துல, யாரு கூடவும் பேசாம, ஒரு young, Husband & wife, அவங்க குழந்தைய விளையாட விட்டுட்டு, அதுக்கு ஐஸ்கிரீம் வாங்கி சாப்ட குடுத்துகிட்டு, கையில் ஒரு கேமராவ வச்சிக்கிட்டு சீட்டுல உக்காந்த படியே ஸூம் பண்ணி மாப்ளைய ஃபோட்டோ எடுக்குறதும், அப்பப்போ மாப்ளைய பாத்து கைகாட்டுறதுமா இருப்பாய்ங்க. அவனும் வேற யாரும் இல்லை. மாப்ளையோட காலேஜ் ஃப்ரண்டாத்தான் இருப்பான். அவசரப்பட்டு அவிய்ங்க பேட்ச்லயே மொதல்ல கல்யாணம் பண்ணிக்கிட்டு, குழந்தை குட்டின்னு ஆயிட்டதால இப்டி பேச்சிலர் பார்ட்டில கலந்துக்க முடியாம சோகத்துல இருக்கவன்.
14. கடைசியா கல்யாணம் முடிஞ்சி, எல்லாரும் ஃபோட்டோ எடுக்க வரும்போது,பொண்ணோட ஃப்ரண்ட்ஸ பாத்து “இவ்வளவு நாளா நீங்கல்லாம் எங்கம்மா இருந்தீங்கன்னு” மைண்டுல நினைக்கிறான் பாருங்க. அவந்தான் நம்ம மாப்ள.

South Indian Marriage

Kokula Krishna Hari Marriage South Indian

Thursday, 19 March 2015

ASDF HQ Announced New Office Bearers for SEA Region

Association of Scientists, Developers and Faculties incepted in 2010 has now landed in South East Asia region with full fledge from January 2015. The Governing Council under the leadership of visionary leader Pr. Dr. Anbuoli Parthasarathy has unanimously selected the office bearers of ASDF SEA Region which has got resolved in the board with fullest support. The span of the office bearers from 2015 to 2020 of the South East Asia Region will be headed by Dr. Chieanchuang Audi Kalayanamitr who is an industrialist marking his successful operation in Thailand and South East Asian Countries.

This SEA Region consists of all the South East Asian countries including Brunei, Cambodia, East Timor, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam into its domicile. The International Secretary Kokula Krishna Hari Kunasekaran has delegated his powers of signing the University and Academic Institutes Memorandum of Understandings to the SEA Region Secretary Alan Dale Gonzales which needs to witness by the SEA Region President Dr. Chieanchuang Audi Kalayanamitr. 
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Monday, 16 March 2015

Don't Beg for Appraisal - Corporate Ethics

I have saw many IT Pro and others working in Large Corporate, specifically Information Technology fighting with their Managers / Head / HR for appraisal, on-site and others. 
Yes, that is good to know that you have a good fighting ability. You cannot expect Ruthlessness, callousness and arrogance at any point of time from your superiors. Writing something in Facebook Confessions page, Unanimous Blogs and others is no where going to hinder his development. Instead just think a back-scene, how badly it says the family background of yours. 
The corporate managers are normally learnt professionals at-least a step ahead than you. They know what to be done and what not to be done. Fighting with them, reporting to the step senior authorities, intervening into his personal affairs, vandalizing him/her doesn't seems to be the activity a professional can do. If a company is not all considering your credibility within the organization, it is better to resign instead of disturbing the entire system. 
When you wish to live like a American, you should adopt the entire eco-system.