Tuesday, December 8, 2009


If you have a crush on a girl and if the feel is beyond your control and if you want to get rid of it or to make it grow.....
Here are some tips.
  1. Usually people who are in crush tend to compare the person with a celebrity(If the object of the your crush is a celebrity then this tip can't save you), if possible have photos of both and compare.
  2. Talk to the girl on a common topic. Communication will either build or destroy a relationship. Check whether anybody is getting bored or not. You can know whether it is just a physical attraction or more than that.
  3. Think about the girl sharing the same dining table with your parents. Find if there will be any mismatch or not.
  4. Think about you being in her parents apartment.
  5. Try to build good relation with her siblings
  6. Try to know her,( her habits, likes/dislikes, hobbies, skills etc ).
  7. If you are still persisting on the case after doing all these steps I believe you love her.
  8. She will be there for you if she is meant for you after being close to her. So don't fear, go ahead.
Good Luck

Monday, December 7, 2009

Faults in telephones:Self help tips

These are some of the tips applicable to the Indian Telephone ( Land line subscribers), for trouble shooting phone faults.
(a) Telephone is completely dead.
Try ringing the same telephone number from another number say a mobile phone.
If it rings then your connection is probably Ok at the telephone exchange.
Step( I)Connect another handset(telephone instrument) if available ( from a friend or neighbour) and see whether its working or not.
If working it might be the problem with the instrument, go for replacement of telephone Instrument.
If not working( and if you geta ring back tone)then it might be the problem with the line,you have to book a complaint at the telephone fault repair centre.

(b) I can receive calls but cannot make calls.
Check in your telephone bills if there is any pending bills to be paid.( there will be an announcement if it is disconnected for nonpayment). If there is no announcement while making calls, go for Step( I)
If not working with the new instrument then it might be the problem with the exchange cards,you have to book a complaint at the telephone fault repair centre.
(c) Dial tone does not cut off when i dial a number.
Do Step( I). If still persists it may be a problem with the exchange cards, book it.
(d) Incoming calls get disconnected as soon as receiver is lifted.
Step (I) if still persists with new telephone probably it might be cable fault
(e) Ringing continues even after the receiver is lifted.
Can be exchange fault or telephone fault. Step( I). If not working book it.
(f) Telephone is noisy.
Connecting wire problem. Insist in changing the connecting wire.
(g) Dial is loose/stuck/broken.
Go for replacement of telephone.
(h) Frequently. I can hear other party cannot hear me:
May be the four way cord problem. Or with the mouth piece. go for the replacement
(1) When i make a call, (2) When i receive a call.
(i) Very often i receive calls meant for telephone number __________ .
This is a major fault. Complain it immediately. Or else there may arise billing issues.
(j) After completing a call (incoming/outgoing) and replace my receiver, i am unable to get dial tone.
Congestion may be the cause.
(k) When i lift my telephone to make a call, i get busy tone instead of dial tone.
Check whether bill is paid or not. If paid then book the complaint. It might be the problem with the exchange cards.
(l) If the telephone rings at an unusually large tone
You have to be very careful for such a fault.It might be the powerline coming in contact with your telephone. Don't pick the phone up.

Monday, October 5, 2009


After my pre university and before my graduation there was a period of two months before I could join studies. During my school days I have seen my brother( who is five years elder to me) wearing karate clothes and shouting "KHEA" , " KATA" and all those sorts of words which were incomprehensible to me at that time. He used to watch Bruce lee movies. Karate started fascinating me. With my busmate and neighbourJohny( was just like johny bravo) thought of joining karate classes during that vacation. My parents approved as I was a nerd or a book worm (most of the time I was is front of TV and notebooks but scored not more than average in class) . My behaviour to unknown persons was also weird (I was highly introvert).My parents thought, if I donot mingle to others i might go mad and those karate classes might give me exposure as I was not having the minimum friends needed for a normal 16 year old. (or classmates) It was like the reasoning question: all my friends were classmates but all my classmates were not my friends).

I joined karate class. Next day Johny introduced my to a Seventy year old man.
He asked me if I was interested to play table tennis. Till then I had never played that game. Johny assured me that I need not worry about anything,just need to come after karate classes to the TT hall in the same building of YMCA hall.
I went there. The old man was sitting there. He came forward and gave me a TT bat. He taught me how to do a forehand drive. He instructed Johny to give me practise.
All the time we were practising he was sitting there watching us play. Next day same exercise. He told me about senior players. How they got drifted from the core of the game. How he taught them. Days moved like that.I met jayaz, jayaraj, anil annan, cheriyan.Asan used to buy tea and bajji for us( for the trio: jaohny jayaz and I) from the near by tea shop. I wondered.i had many apprehensions. Who is this person. Why does anybody want to teach any thing for nothing in return?I am not from a financially sound family,so what was he expecting from me? Is the Table tennis any cover for any other activities. Is he a gay? Many unanswered questions.
While he was there in the room, we had no option but to practise. We were very much eager to have a match but he always insisted to practise till perfection( for months) before starting a game. Johnny was my practising partner. With the permission ( obtained with great difficulty) we could play. But then also Asan was too eager to know the scores even when I though I was a novice.
He was very fond of senior players.
There was one junior player with us who was given practise by Asan's student. He was a bit bitter towards him. But once he started playing well Asan started liking him. He kept all personal differences aside for the love of Game.
He used to talk a lot. His topic ranged fromTT, National players, playing styles, ball bats, rubber, girls, relationships... about everything under the sun.
Always he called us to his house.
......( To be continued)