Build a better Bush ...

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You think that US president George Bush is not good enough ?? So go ahead Build a better Bush ... You'll enjoy this ...

Tom And Jerry

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Play the Tom and Jerry Game ... @ Cartoon Network

Enjoy ...

Visions of Science - Photographic Awards 2005

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The Visions of Science - Photographic Awards 2005 features some really beautiful award winning photographs ...
  1. Tiny shrimp fearlessly enters the mouth of a fish to clean its teeth
  2. Culex mosquito is just emerging from its pupa
  3. Image of a whole peppercorn with a grain of sea salt
  4. Blue ink diffusing into water takes on the appearance of jubilant figures with raised arms, as if in prayer
  5. Young Yemen chameleon has just captured a bush cricket with its sticky tongue

Absolutely beautiful ... Cjeck out more pics in this link Enjoy ...

Operation Home - II

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I moved to Chennai in April this year to join Satyam Computers. Little did I know that time that I would be looking at buying a house here in Chennai. Well … the main catalyst to this were mainly my parents. Amma felt that now that I am relatively settled in my job, so its time that I got a house for myself and settle down. J …

So we started looking out … There were various things to consider

  1. The Budget,
  2. The area of the city where we would like to get the house in,
  3. Whether a independent house or a flat,
  4. If independent house, how much land is required,
  5. If flat, new one or second sale,

And a million such questions crossed our minds …

After some thinking, we felt that we could look at building an independent house. The obvious advantages were independence and freedom to build the house in the way we want. The prospect looked pretty good to me. I was already starting to dream about a cute little independent house with a car park, small lawn and all that! Others also seemed to like what I dreamt so we decided to go all out to look for a land to build our house.

Another reason we were looking at an independent house was because of our past experience. We had a flat in Baroda, Gujarat and when we decided to sell it off, we didn't get a good price for it. This is because the price of flats appreciates for the first few years … and after some 10-15 years, its value starts to depreciate because of the aging of the flat etc. In case an independent house even if the building ages after some years the value of land always appreciates. Keeping this fact in mind we decided that it would make business sense to go for an independent house

Watch out for the next in the series …

Operation Home - I

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I am planning to post a series of blogs, where I am going to elaborate upon my experiences, (happy, disappointing, frustrating, funny, revealing, shocking, heartening) as I plan and execute "Operation Home". Yes … I am planning to buy a house for myself and make it my home. So you'll find some Blogs with the title "Operation Home".

So watch out …

The Beginning ...

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I start this initiative with some quotes because I love Quotes ... They inspire me ... They boost me when I am down and they provide some spice in my life ...

  1. A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step - Lao Tsu
  2. All great deeds and all great thoughts have a ridiculous beginning. Great works are often born on a street corner or in a restaurant's revolving door - Albert Camus
  3. Fear not that thy life shall come to an end, but rather fear that it shall never have a beginning - John Henry Cardinal
  4. Great is the art of beginning, but greater is the art of ending - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  5. Asking is the beginning of receiving. Make sure you don't go to the ocean with a teaspoon. At least take a bucket so the kids won't laugh at you - Jim Rohn
  6. The world is round and the place which may seem like the end may also be the beginning - Ivy Baker Priest
  7. You're searching, Joe, for things that don't exist; I mean beginnings. Ends and beginnings -- there are no such things. There are only middles - Robert Frost

Quite a Start .. huh ???