Destiny

2009-12-27 Comments

Hello everyone. Aren't you surprised and wondered when you saw an update from Ballat after one and a half months? Well yeah, even now, its not Shankar who is writing this post, its someone else. This place once saw many posts flowing freely from his pens ,but where's Shankar and what happened to him? He is busy. Zynga (Creators of Farmville, Mafia world, Cafe world) is keeping him engaged. (He is going to kill me the moment he read this Tongue). Shankz asked me to inform you all that he will be back to the blogging world soon, yeah real soon I guess.

Wondering who is writing this post? Its me Shruti (Hits and Misses), who came here to dust off and clean this place which remained uninhabited for a long time. Jokes apart. So why am I here? What am I doing in Shankar's blog? Remember guys? I am one of the author for this blog who writes 55 Fiction. Yeah am here for the same. So everyone in this blogging world must have heard or read a 55Fiction somewhere. Its just a Micro-fiction where the entire effect of the story is captured and wrote in just 55 words or less. So ready to read my fiction? Here you go..

Unlike her home, this place had everything she needed. A smiling face bent down: her new Mummy. She buried her fears and smiled back. She missed her Ma's soft tender face. She had to forget Her and love these people now. Ma had detailed her everything, carefully after the accident they had both died in.

With Love,







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If I were a baby again

2009-11-07 Comments

This post has been published by me as a part of the Blog-a-Ton 4; the fourth edition of the online marathon of Bloggers; where we decide and we write. To be part of the next edition, visit and start following Blog-a-Ton.

When I chose this topic for Blog-a-ton 4, I thought it’s going to be a great fun to write about this topic “If I Were a Baby Again”. But it’s really difficult than I imagined and writing from a child's perspective of viewing this world is highly impossible for me. Now I feel heavier topics are way better than these lighter ones. These kinds of topics certainly need a lot of creativity and I feel a 10 year old would do it in a better way than what do.

If I were a baby again…..There are certain things which I wanted to know or feel. baby-bottle

How it feels being inside a mother’s womb? How my mom feels when I kick her from inside the womb or bang my heads to the walls of the womb. And those are the only moments where a mom smiles, even though she feels the pain inside.

I want to see…How happy my parents are when they invite me to this world… And how do they feel when I stand on my own legs for the first time…

I just enquired to my mom about my earl days and my behaviour while I was a kid. She said with a smile “you are very calm… You neither cry nor smile. You always bore a weird look which scares others. But on the other end “you are so rude and adamant. You won’t even drink milk. Every kid takes milk from their mom for minimum 6 months. But you were so adamant and had milk only for 3 months.”

So If I were a child again, I assure you mom that I won’t be such a rude and adamant child.

I really hated toys when I was a kid. My dad buys me new toys every week. But I would break them within a day or two. But still he would buy me new toys every week. Sorry dad… I should have preserved all those toys (atleast for remembrance). Dad, I will surely preserve all the toys if I were a baby again.

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I always like to rest my head over my mom’s shoulders. She often scolds me for doing that now-a-days “you are 21 and you still want to sleep over my shoulders?” God please give me those days back where I can rest my head over my mom’s shoulders and her hands tapping at my back for making me to sleep.

There is another pleasure being a kid. When I was a small baby, many girls used to kiss me again and again. Oh my god… Will I get those pleasures again? I wish to become a baby again. And girls beware If I were a baby again I would kiss you back for sure.

And last but not the least…

If I were a baby again, I would put myself behind wheels right from the age of 8 or 9. Then I would start karting and one day I would drive for Ferrari F1. I wish I were a baby again…

The fellow Blog-a-Tonics who took part in this Blog-a-Ton and links to their respective posts can be checked here. To be part of the next edition, visit and start following Blog-a-Ton.

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A single question……

2009-11-03 Comments

After a short sabbatical from blogging…Here I am with a new form of fiction.(A new form for my blog.) Its a 77 fiction. I tried writing a 55. But couldn't restrict myself to 55 words. So came up with this 77 fiction. 

77 Fiction is a form of micro fiction that refers to the works of fiction limited to a maximum of seventy-seven words.Most 77 Fiction works are dramatized so as to get the effect in limited time.

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Arun returned home very sadly….

His mom exclaimed  “What happened to the interview son?”

Arun replied “They asked me a question for which I could not answer”

Mom: “Why Arun? Did they ask something which you haven't learnt?”

Arun:Mom… They asked me a question for which I cannot answer “YES” through out my life time..

Mom: What was that question for which you cannot answer the whole life?

Arun replied “Have you got your recommendation letter?”

Guys this is my second attempt… Will try to improve soon in this form of genre..

Destiny-A 55 Fiction…

2009-10-22 Comments

55 Fiction is a form of micro fiction that refers to the works of fiction limited to a maximum of fifty-five words.Most 55 Fiction works are dramatized so as to get the effect in limited time.

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Sitting in the flight jack thought about that evening’s pooja will be outstanding for this Diwali.
Though he was a Christian by birth, he loved diwali,the day destined to meet all his friends.

He was leaving Sumatra to India for this re-union.
The next morning at Delhi he saw the newspaper..
“Earthquake razes Sumatra..”

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A Love story…….

2009-10-20 Comments

She-My Girl:

 

spicysaturday It was a very pleasant evening. The pleasant breeze and the sun setting down spreading its last vibrant colours of orange and red over the sky, captivated my heart. But soon I was distracted from this view. I quickly turned back to see what unhinged me.

I witnessed a smile which is worth millions of dollars. My eyes forgot to blink the moment I witnessed her smile.

I witnessed a pair of eyes which penetrated deeply inside me and started caressing me.

It was the eyes and smile of a girl. What could be more appealing and more pleasing than a women’s smile?

I was looking at her with my eyes wide open as if I have seen a beautiful mermaid. But she saw me as if she was seeing an alien.

That is the day...the evening... I fell in love with her... even without knowing I was in love.

I felt like my heart was beating 210 times a minute. I wanted to say Hi, but I felt like my lips were glued and couldn’t speak a word.

Her smile...Her eyes pulled me like an electron attracting a proton. I wanted to see her each and every moment and felt like spending my entire life with her.

Is this so called love? Would everyone feel the same when they fall in love?

Everything was new to me. I felt like a child, who screams to seek the attention of its mother … Without knowing the directions and the way destiny is churning up my path, I started my journey blindly.

For the first time in my life I understood the meaning of the phrase…

Love is blind

Happy Days:

After several pathetic and comic attempts, at-last she started considering me as a human. Soon we liked each other and we were in love.

2 happy and beautiful years passed. These 2 years, I never thought about anything else other than her. But soon things changed. There is a life ahead and I had to prove myself as a responsible person.

I wanted to meet her at the same spot where I met her for the first time. As-usual I was admiring the sun-set and she came, her face full of smile which was much brighter than sun’s rays.

But I was thoroughly struggling between the burden of responsibility and charm of romance. I told her about my work and busy schedule ahead. Her smile faded away instantly. But she clearly understood my situation and replied “I will wait for you.” Saying this she turned and started walking away.

She never asked me how long it will take to complete my work and when I would be back.

Few months passed….

The work in which I was involved was completed and I proved myself. So the time has come for me to get back to my girl. I called her and she planned for a movie the following day. I said ok and cheerfully headed towards my home.

Love Lost:

As soon as I reached my home I got a phone call. It was my boss.

BOSS: Hey… Your project was a great success and I have arranged a meeting with the clients. So make yourselves available.

Me: I had no other option except to say “Ok. Boss…”

I called back to my girl and said “I have one last meeting tomorrow. So let’s postpone our date to day after tomorrow dear. I am very sorry”… I thought she would start scolding me.. But the cute girl replied “No problem honey…I would take another friend of mine tomorrow. But make yourselves available day after at least”.

The official meeting ended quickly to my surprise. So I thought of calling her to the movie. But I had certain group of friends, who always wanted a party after every success. I explained my situation, but it reached deaf ears. As a part of celebration they first took me to a Cinema theatre. Irony was that my girl friend was standing right there ahead of me with her friend.

This is where things started getting worse. She thought I lied to her and never gave a chance to explain. Subsequently what ever happened after took her away from me. There was certain misunderstanding and everything went wrong.

Several months passed in this manner. I called her and pleaded for giving me one last chance to prove everything was wrong and I am still the same as I was before. She nodded.

With a beautiful bouquet and with her favourite chocolate in my hands I was waiting for her. Her face was dull and was shocked to see her in that state. Her face clearly portrayed the feeling of how much she missed me. I hugged her and said I am always yours. Tears found the way out of her eyes. I spent a few hours with her and her face was bright all over again with glowing smile.

It was 9pm. We stood at a corner of a street and it’s time for her to go. I said bye… she nodded. I turned away from her and started walking. I was thinking about how special she was to me and how good the life is with her.

Suddenly I heard a scream. I stood still for a moment and realized it’s her voice. I turned back. There was no one in my vicinity. I hurried back to where I left her.

As soon as I reached the place I saw her a few yards away… After seeing her every part of my body started trembling. I didn’t know what to do. There was no one in the street. It was deserted. I couldn’t utter a word as my lips were glued again. Oh my god… Did I hurry to see her in this condition? Her face was still bright. But they were not covered with smiles anymore. All I could see is the red blood all over her face and body. I reached her without knowing what to do. My trembling hands took her head and she had the glimpse of me for one last time. I could clearly see the tears from her eyes and the tears lost its way over the blood around her face.

I carried her myself crying, trembling and praying to god to give her back to me. All my efforts went in vain, when I realized half way that she is no more. She was still seeing me and the pair of eyes penetrated inside me to bring the tears out of my eyes. I slowly closed her eyes and I lost my love.

EVER HAS IT BEEN THAT LOVE KNOWS NOT ITS OWN DEPTH UNTIL THE HOURS OF SEPERATION.”

Now I am standing at the place where everything started hoping to see her again. The pleasant breeze and the sun setting down spreading its last vibrant colours of orange and red over the sky, captivated my heart. But there is no one to unhinge me now. It was hard for me to realize the fact that she was no more. She stayed in my eyes forever, and we together enjoyed the beauty of sunset through my eyes. According to the world I lost my love. But still her love and she herself remain in my heart forever.

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Diwali Clicks!!!

2009-10-18 Comments

Hey guys.. I guess most of you had a great diwali.

My Diwali celebrations started of really well. But the way things ended were really bad. One of the aerial displays shot at my face directly. Other than that my diwali was great. One of my friends bought a new Digital Camera. So we spent most of our day behind the camera checking out its various features such as fireworks and motion capture.

We captured many aerial displays. But none of them had the resemblance of a cracker and it looked very weird. Here are some captures.

 

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We tried to capture something but it ended up something. I think I am little pathetic behind the cam. But will soon improve within next diwali and provide you some nice pictures.

Once again wishing everyone a very happy Diwali.

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Conversation with Ghost!!

2009-10-14 Comments

Curiosity killed the cat...

 

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I am always curious regarding the existence of ghost. I had never made a research about the existence of god.

This post has nothing to do with the existence of ghost. So don’t think it’s a crap. May be you will enjoy it or you might feel bored. But do remember to put up your views. Both criticism and appreciations are invited.

Few months back, I read some ghost stories and was reading various articles regarding the existence of ghost. I am very much interested in paranormal sciences and my curiosity led me to do more research regarding its existence.

It was a usual summer night and the time was half past 11. I found a very interesting article written by Donald Tyson, who is very renowned researcher in supernatural and paranormal sciences. The article was about the existence and proof of ghost in earth. How they come... why they come... Are they harmful? All the answers were in the article. With a great interest I finished reading the article. But still I was not much clear about the ideas and concepts as they were beyond science.

My heart said Ghost do exist… But my intellect shot back some questions to my heart... Those questions had no proper solution.

When many persons can see ghost why can’t I? Why no ghosts find me even though I sleep alone in a dark room which totally void of any form of light?

 

As soon as the world war started between my intellect and heart…ghost

 

Hush….. There was silence… the power went off. Oh... My!! That was a bit scary as I was thinking about all these. It was really hot and I was sitting before my computer. I was eagerly awaiting the arrival of current. I was very eager to do more research on the existence of ghost.

Suddenly I felt like everything was turning cold around me. I felt the cool breeze slashing through my body. But the windows were closed and there was no chance for the breeze to enter.

Soon my room was getting colder and I asked to myself “Why is it so cold over here? There is no power. Air conditioner is not working but still it’s cold as if the temperature has gone down below 14 degrees.”

That’s because I am here… A reply came…

“Who is that??” I asked to myself again... Did anyone speak to me? Or is it my thinking?

Once again the strange voice spoke “Whenever I go to some place, the place becomes cold. Don’t you remember you just studied few minutes back?”

What the hell?!!! Who’s that? Then suddenly Donald Tyson’s lines struck me.

“Ghost appears in places where the light is poor, when the air is still and quiet. And things turn cold when the ghosts are near you”

Oh my god!!! Is this a ghost? Did I hear it really? (Or) Are they just hallucinations? While thinking about this once again the strange voice spoke…

“I think you were just wondering about the existence of ghost and asked to yourself about why you haven’t seen ghost so far? “

Now I understood these are not just hallucinations. I could hear the strange broken voice. I started trembling not out of cold, but out of fear. I never dared to open my mouth again. But still it was difficult to understand… where they real or not? Am I getting psychologically affected?

With great difficulty and out of great fear I spoke with my trembling voice “Who are you? How do you know about all these? Why are you here?”

The voice replied “I am here because you wanted to see me and know about my existence...”

I had no answer.

Me: Where are you from?

Ghost: I am from a different world and I do not belong here. Both our worlds overlap with each other and I get to meet humans whenever the separation between two worlds becomes thin.

Me: So…Are you going to harm me? Or Kill me?

Ghost: I am not harmful to human beings until I want to harm them.

Me: Is it true that you can move through walls? How come it is possible?

Ghost: Yes. I can move through walls. According to me your world is just a 3d image. So I can move through anything.

Me: So does that mean you cannot touch objects?

Ghost: There are some exceptions. Some ghost can appear like real humans with bones and flesh. And some can touch objects and haunt humans too. If ghosts want to haunt someone we can be as distracting and threatening.

So don’t ever question the presence of our world in future.

Suddenly the cold I felt was gone. Everything became normal.

I shouted and screamed out of fear..

I woke up from my bed screaming.

My mom and dad heard my scream. I guess my neighbours too.

My mom hurried towards my bed and asked what happened dear?

I replied it was just a bad dream. That night I never slept again as these stories were haunting me again and again. I promised to myself that I should not read such things in future and started spending time with my play station.

But the promise didn't last long….

Last week…..

I was standing at a bus stop where  two ladies were conversing. I guess the son of one of the ladies died and the reason of the death was quite weird. She was explaining the whole story to the other lady. It seems her son used to work for a BPO and will return everyday to home around 11:30 pm or 12’o clock midnight. It seems there is a graveyard not far away from their residence. The guy, who usually returns home within 12  never turned up until 1. He was carried home unconscious by some workers at around 1:30 that night. When her mom enquired about this to the workers, one of them replied “He was lying unconscious near the grave yard”.

After this incident happened it seems his behaviour was quite weird and subsequently he hanged himself to death a few days later.

I was shocked and once again the curiosity which was sleeping inside me was awaken. The same night I started searching for haunted places in the world and once again started doing my research.

But still I am not sure about why that guy died and the existence of ghost remains uncertain until I see it or unless it is scientifically proved.

 

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http://theunexplainedmysteries.com/

Play to donate Rice!!!

2009-10-12 Comments

First of all my sincere thanks to dmanji and his blog. Just now I visited dimanji’s blog and this cause grabbed my attention.

“Play and Donate Rice”

 

I immediately visited the site and saw what kind of game it is. We can play the game in various subjects. Instead of saying a game it would be more appropriate if we call it as a quiz.

This quiz has various subjects. Each individual can choose any subject from English vocabulary to arts.

Each correct answer is worth 10 grains. Every correct answer of yours is going to help a child in this world. The various subjects are as shown below.

 

ART hunger to hope

Famous Paintings 

CHEMISTRY

Chemical Symbols (Basic)

Chemical Symbols (Full List)

ENGLISH

English Grammar

English Vocabulary

GEOGRAPHY

Identify Countries on the Map

World Capitals

LANGUAGE LEARNING

French

German

Italian

Spanish

MATH

Basic Math (Pre-Algebra)

Multiplication Table

If you are asking what you are going to gain from this event. I guess it helps in developing your knowledge. Those who want to develop their vocabulary can do it. If you are interested in arts go for it. And those who are born genius, you guys can play it for fun. I guess everyone (including me) spends more time on finding date of the day and other facebook quizzes..Farmville etc….

So..I guess we can spend 2 minutes for answering 10 questions which would yield 100 grains for starving children.

You might have a question within your mind.. How far this going to be true? How our answers can help in generating grains for children?

For such questions you can refer to FAQ section of website. If you are not  satisfied with the explanation in FAQ section…

I guess we are not going to lose much by just answering those simple questions..

So.. what for you are waiting… Click the link below to start playing..

PLAY TO DONATE

 

If you really like to donate some money.. You can visit the link below…  Our 1$ can feed 4 children.  FROM HUNGER TO HOPE..

WORLD HUNGER RELIEF 2009

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My sincere thanks to everyone who contributed some time in reading this and for those who are going to play and donate some grains.

 

Image Courtesy: http://www.freerice.com/index.php

                          http://www.fromhungertohope.com/

Tagged Again…

2009-10-08

Ashwini tagged me for these 2 tags. Tags are back again after long time……

TAG #01 : Innocent… or Guilty?

RULE 1- You can only say Guilty or Innocent.

RULE 2- Copy and paste this into your notes , delete my answers, type in your answers and tag to your friends to answer this.guilty

  1. Asked someone to marry you? Innocent.
  2. Ever kissed someone of the same sex? Guilty.
  3. Danced on a table in a bar? Innocent.
  4. Ever told a lie? Guilty.
  5. Had feelings for someone whom you can’t have back? Guilty.
  6. Kissed a picture? Guilty.
  7. Slept in until 5 PM? Guilty.
  8. Fallen asleep at work/school? Guilty.
  9. Held a snake? Guilty( A dead snake).
  10. Been suspended from school? Innocent.
  11. Worked at a fast food restaurant? Innocent.
  12. Stolen from a store? Guilty(I used to steal a lot of cricket and wrestling cards at the age of 13. I like them a lot. There is a funny incident which I will share in the next post hopefully about how I stole things and its consequences).
  13. Been fired from a job? Innocent.
  14. Done something you regret? Guilty (I really do lot of things which I regret to do..I whole heartedly regret those..)
  15. Laughed until something you were drinking came out your nose? Innocent. (Would never laugh or speak to someone when I am eating or drinking).
  16. Caught a snowflake on your tongue? Innocent.
  17. Kissed in the rain? Innocent .
  18. Sat on a roof top? Guilty.
  19. Kissed someone you shouldn’t? Guilty.
  20. Sang in the shower? Innocent.
  21. Been pushed into a pool with all your clothes on? Guilty.
  22. Shaved your head? Innocent.
  23. Had a boxing membership? Innocent.
  24. Made a girlfriend cry? Guilty (If you ask this question to my X, She would react “Has there been a day he made me to smile?”)
  25. Been in a band? Innocent.
  26. Shot a gun? Guilty( While I was in NCC)
  27. Donated Blood? Guilty.
  28. Eaten alligator meat? Innocent.
  29. Eaten cheesecake? Guilty.
  30. Still love someone you shouldn’t? Guilty.
  31. Have/had a tattoo? Innocent.
  32. Liked someone, but will never tell who? Guilty.
  33. Been too honest? Guilty.
  34. Ruined a surprise? Guilty ( I ruined a surprise party once)
  35. Ate in a restaurant and got really bloated that you couldn’t walk afterwards? Guilty( this happens most of the time)
  36. Erased someone in your friends list? Guilty. (Erased many)
  37. Dressed in a woman’s clothes (if you’re a guy) or man’s clothes (if you’re a girl)? Guilty (My cousin sister wanted me to wear her clothes when I was a kid. I had long hairs that time and was really looking like a girl after I wore her clothes)
  38. Joined a pageant? Innocent.
  39. Been told that you’re handsome or beautiful by someone who totally meant what they said? Guilty.
  40. Had communication with your ex? Guilty.
  41. Got totally drunk on the night before exam? Innocent.
  42. Got totally angry that you cried so hard? Innocent.

Guilty for just 25/42…. OMG…. I am INNOCENT…

TAG #02 : How DUMB are you?
The more [x]’ s the “dumber” you are.

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[] Gum has fallen out of your mouth when you were talking
[] Gum has fallen out of your mouth when you were NOT talking
[] You have ran into a glass/screen door
[x] You have jumped out of a moving vehicle
[x] You have thought of something funny while walking by yourself
[x] Laughed, then watched people give you weird looks
[] You have run into a tree/bush.
[] You know that it IS possible to lick your elbow
[] You have tried to lick your elbow… a few times
[] You never knew that the Alphabet and Twinkle Twinkle Little star have the same rhythm.
[] You just tried to sing them.

So far: 3

[] You have tripped on your shoelace and fallen.
[] You have choked on your own spit .
[] You have seen the Matrix and still don’t get it.
[] You’ve never seen the Matrix.
[] You type only with two fingers.
[] You have accidentally caught something on fire
[] You tried to drink out of a straw, but it went into your nose/eyes.
[] You have caught yourself drooling.
[x] You have fallen asleep in class and fell outta your chair

So far: 4

[x] Sometimes you just stop thinking (most of the time I wont think about anything)
[x] You are telling a story and forget what you were talking about
[] People often shake their heads and walk away from you
[] You are often told to use your “inside voice”.
[] You use your fingers to do simple math
[] You have eaten a bug
[] You are taking this test when you should be doing something more important
[] You have put your clothes on backwards or inside out, and didn’t realize it
[x] You’ve looked all over for something and realized it was in your hand
[x] You have ran around naked in your house.( Hey..hey… while I was a kid… I used to run naked..)

So far: 8

[] You repost bulletins because you are scared that what they say will happen to you if you don’t.
[x] You break a lot of things.
[] Your friends know not to use big words around you.
[] You tilt your head when you’re confused
[x] You have fallen out of your chair before
[] When you’re lying in bed, you try to find pictures in the texture of the ceiling or wall
[] The word “ummmmm” is used many times a day.

TOTAL: 10

Even I am (10/37)*100 = 27.02% DUMB !

I tag Bharathi, Raji, Swetha, Venky and all others who like to do this tag….

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A NEW BEGINNING

2009-10-06 Comments


Hi everyone! This is my first experience as a guest blogger. Shankar, one of my very close friends requested me a week before to write one 55Fiction every month.

What is 55 Fiction? 55Fiction is a form of m
icro-fiction that refers to the works of fiction limited to a maximum of 55words. Most of 55 Fiction are dramatized so as to get the effect in limited time. So here goes my 55Fiction.



A NEW BEGINNING


She had always thought it won't happen to her. Nine months are over and she was far gone to decide. She was excited after knowing it was growing within her and she wasn't afraid. He came and told her that everything was set. That day, enveloped by nausea, she delivered her 55 Fiction as Guest Author.

So tell me, how is this? Liked it eh?

With Love,










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P.S: This is purely a fiction. I envisioned 9 days (The no. of days since shankar asked me to write for his blog ) as 9 months to bring in the dramatized effect.

Reduce the Loading time of your blog…

2009-10-05 Comments

The loading time of your blog is very important factor in attracting visitors of your blog. My previous blog template had lots of css,java scripts,sliders..due to which my blog's loading time was poor and soon many started complaining about it. So now I shifted to a new template. Still I am fond of those java scripts and Gadgets which results in very poor loading time of my blog. So is there any remedy for this? So how to balance between performance and java scripts,css etc… I searched Google for the solution and asusual Google didn't disappoint me. I don't know whether you all know the solution for this.But I really like to share this info with you all. It might help atleast one of my visitors. There is a solution for this. You can compress your css and java scripts which gives better loading time for your blog.

 

So how to do it? Its not a difficult process at all. Don't think you have to work with codes,HTML etc.. English is enough for this. Now before trying this please download your full template to ur system’s Hard disk. If you don't have a clue of how to do it..

GOTO BLOGGER DASHBOARD->LAYOUT->EDIT HTML and click on DOWNLOAD FULL TEMPLATE.

There are lots of css compressors available online.However I recommend you to go for this link-> CSS COMPRESSOR.

Now you are in EDIT HTML… press CTRL+F to search for <b:skin>. Remember to check EXPAND WIDGET TEMPLATES.

Copy all the contents between <b:skin> and </b:skin>.css compress

Visit the above link I gave you.

Select NORMAL for compression mode.

For Comments Handling.. select DONT STRIP ANY COMMENTS

Now after copying the contents between the above specified tags and paste in the space specified there. After pasting click COMPRESS IT.

That's it… Your code has been compressed. Now copy back the code and paste it between <b:skin> and </b:skin>. Remember to delete the old uncompressed code,before doing so. See and Feel the difference.

I wont say that your blog would now load within 5 seconds like a miracle. Suppose if your blog takes 20 seconds to load completely. This will reduce in the range of 10-12 seconds.

Hope this is useful. Now if your blog is taking more time to load,don't keep changing your template instead compress your Css and java scripts.

And sorry guys if you already know this and if I have wasted to your precious time. Hope this is useful for those who don't know much about these css and compressions.

The Indian Dream

2009-10-03 Comments

This post has been published by me as a part of the Blog-a-Ton 3; the third edition of the online marathon of Bloggers; where we decide and we write. To be part of the next edition, visit and start following Blog-a-Ton.

Blog-a-Ton is back. The topic is THE INDIAN DREAM..

I never thought I would be writing this post on behalf of Blog-a-ton. I have my exams tomorrow,still I am sitting here wondering what to write. But I don't want to sight exam as a reason for not participating in this online marathon for bloggers. I should have prepared myself in the past weeks, but couldn't do it because of my commitment with another website and in providing a new look to my personal blog. So sorry guys if this post disappoints you. Participating is more important. So here is a short compilation of my dream about my India.

Clean INDIA..

Green INDIA..

Pollution free INDIA…

This is the first and foremost of my dreams about India. Clean and Green India.

 

Let farmers DIG happily..

Let researches set foot in MOON..

Let our citizens be employers providing employability to the whole world.

Let the quality of institutions develop to such an extent that the whole world should turn up to India for education.

Let our films win Oscars…

Let our country be No.1 in everything we do.. (apart from Aids and Corruption… for which we hold top ranks…)

Let builders house a Formula 1 track..

 

But how these things are possible?

ERADICATE

Corruption…

Recommendation…

Capitation….

Community Categorisation…

 

PROMOTE:

Education…

Awareness…

 

Last but not the Least..

Will this happen???

                           1 INR = 45 U.S.D…

Sorry guys. I could not elaborate on things as I don't have much time. Hope every other post for this blog-a-ton would  do.

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New Look…!!!New Author….!!!

2009-10-02 Comments

Atlast here is my new template. Sorry I couldn't add the header for which I asked your suggestions. And this template for sure cannot replace the looks of my old one. The glitzy sliders, which attracts everyone at their first sight is no more available. But there are other issues to be dealt with too. There has to be a compromise and balance between looks and performance.So this time I tried to concentrate in decreasing the loading time of my blog neglecting the looks. I don't know how many of you like this template. So you can pour in your suggestions. But please don't say to change the entire template. It has consumed all my time.

Further this is not a single persons work. However I invite minor suggestions like fonts,size etc. I have to thank some of my friends who were really helped me and suggested me about the good and bad at each step. I sincerely thank my friends Venky, Shruthi, Karthi for being a part in successfully creating this template.

 

I sincerely thank EVO, a very good designer who helped me with SEO and page elements column. He prepared the page elements as I wanted and imagined. I just mailed him about the changes I need and within 2 hours the design was ready.

 

Once again I invite suggestions regarding fonts and its sizes and possibly whatever change that can be made within layout. I still have to add some widgets.

 

And I am happy to announce a new author to my blog.  You all know her probably. I think everyone in my network follows her blog too. So again I am happy to announce that Shruthi one of my very close friends will be the guest author of my blog and I am very happy to announce that in future you all can see 55 fictions in my blog too. A person cannot be good in everything and cannot satisfy everyone. I tried writing 55’s. But every attempt ended in failure. So I recruited shruthi to write 55 fictions for my blog. I asked her to write a 55 fiction each month,starting from OCT 1.  My friendship with Shruthi is a very weird one. We both studied at same school. She is put up at a place which is hardly 5 mins from my home. But till date I haven't seen her. And also Venky.. His place is hardly 2-3 mins from my home. Till now I haven't met him in person. But I am very happy to say that I got some great friends through this blog.Some too close… Some too far…. and this blog has given me a greater exposure to outside world. Last but not least, this blog has done things which I wouldn't have imagined in my life time.

 

And sorry for those intensedebate comment form. I had problems with the blogger comment form especially the picture display.So I have added this intense debate comment form. Please let me know if you genuinely have any problem with the comment form. After confirmation from venky and after trying it in all browsers, I think this comment form is compatible with all browsers. Do let me know if any problem exists.

 

So thank you all again. Waiting for your valuable suggestions.

Disappointment!!!

2009-09-27 35 comments

This has been one of the worst weekends. Now-a-days I usually sit before the TV for watching 3 programmes.

Barclays Premier league

Formula 1

Cricket

SATURDAY:

Disappointment no 1:

My first disappointment was at Saturday evening. It was a fine evening until…. I saw both the Ferrari's Failed to qualify in a good position for the Singapore Grand Prix. Ferrari’s Kimi Raikkonen managed only 13th fastest and Fisichella who gave the glory for Force India, managed only 18th. It was a great disappointment as Kimi failed to qualify within top 10.

Disappointment no 2:

It was not over. There was blow after blow. Second came when Pakistan managed to score more than 300 against India.

Disappointment no 3:

It was Barclays premier league..Chelsea against Wigan.. It was very disappointing to see Chelsea losing 3-1 to Wigan. Chelsea won all league matches before this game. 6 continuous wins and alas… The winning streak ended. The Blues were shattered. Heart broken.I switched back to watch India’s match.

Disappointment no 4:

About 45 min later.. Little master gave a flop show when he was caught out.. I expected a century from the little master, but he apparently failed. He just got for 8 runs.

Disappointment no 5:

Few hours later… OMG.. India lost to Pakistan. India were bowled out for 248.. All went bad when the GREAT WALL of our team was broken by our Great “Bajji”. Good innings from Dravid. It was a great disappointment.  

SUNDAY:

Oh…Thank god.. Only one disappointment on Sunday. Once again Ferrari failed miserably to score a point at the Singapore Grand prix. That’s not so disappointing actually..Because the result was expected. But the greatest disappointment is LEWIS HAMILTON took P1.  

 

 

Actually wanted to write a review about our teams wonderful display at the Champions trophy. But not in a good mood to write.Lets have our fingers crossed for the match against Aussies.. GO INDIA GO…

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www.f1fanatic.co.uk

www.cricket.yahoo.com

www.news.yahoo.com

 

Who Am I???

2009-09-25 27 comments

Who am I? What for I am born and what am I going to do in this world? Sometimes when I am alone and when I deeply think about myself, a series of questions strikes me inside my head...

Who am I?

Am I good son to my parents??

I feel like I have never made my parents happy. Right from the age of 5, my mom asks me to study well. But till now I haven’t bothered to listen to her words. I shout at her when the food she prepared is not tasty. But till now I never understood the pain of standing in kitchen and cooking. Am I a good son to my mom??

Am I a good friend??

Sometimes my friends ask me for help. I do help those most often. But sometimes there comes situations during which I am forced to say NO. My friends like me a lot... While there are some who hates me too… Why can’t I be a good friend to everyone?? Why can’t I help everyone when they need me?

Am I a good student??

Lectures, Have I ever listened to them in my life time? Teachers scold me and also punish me for not listening. But I didn’t realize they are punishing me for my own good. I never bothered to respect their words. Am I a good student to my teachers??

Am I a good Citizen?

Till date.. what I have done for my mother country? Why am I so selfish to think about myself? Why I am Self-centric? Why can’t I think out of box and make a difference?

Am I a good Lover?

Whenever she called me I ignored her. I spent most of my time in cricket, racing and other games. Did I satisfy her at least once? Did I do whatever she asked me to do? I couldn’t manage to keep my eyes off other beautiful girls, even when she was sitting alongside me. I never failed to express the beauty of everything around me. But I miserably failed to express the beauty of life when she was with me. Am I a good lover?

And the questions go on… For everything the answer remains no. Till now I haven’t found out who I am and what role god has assigned me in the game of life….

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Issues

2009-09-21 26 comments

Recently there are lots of issues with my blog and some of my FB’s are complaining about the page load time of my blog. I know that my blog takes a long time to load and its mainly due to the css of sliders and other stuffs. I tried editing the template and removing some of the widgets. I removed some unwanted widgets too. But still it takes a long time to load.

 

So after searching for a new template and after trying out some,I am fed up. There is no good template which matches our expectation. I searched lots of websites,lots of templates and Finally I gave up the Hunt for a new template.

 

But now I started working on creating my new template. Its lot tougher than I expected. I have worked on it for past 4 to 5 days.But till now I have been successful in giving a 3 column layout for my new template.

 

I am very bad in choosing colour combinations. So i asked for help from my few friends to choose the colour for headers. Some of my friends helped me with their Ideas but I still don't know whether they are good and which one to select. So I leave it to you friends for choosing the header. Photoshop is really cool and interesting. But it often makes me to scratch my head. Its more complex for a rookie like me.

 

Untitled-4 header and menu new new1 Untitled-1 Untitled-2

Some headers have title.But Others don't have.So you guys have to help me out. Help me out in choosing the headers, so that I can successfully create a template. Select the one which you like the most from the above headers. If you are not satisfied with anything,give me your own colour combination. I need two colours. The top one and for the bottom links colour. Please suggest the colour combination in the comment box in case if you feel none of the above is good.

 

Which Header Is Good?

So probably considering the rate at which I am working on creating a template,  I think it will take another month to complete the entire template. Fell free to give your own suggestions about What a good template should have?Is the read more hack necessary? Do you like the sliders? or you think sliders are not important? Thanks a lot in advance.

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