Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Smokers, it's not enough to just cut back

Study says : No difference between regular use and only a few cigarettes a day

LONDON - Smokers eager to cut the risk of dying early from tobacco-related illnesses must quit completely, researchers said on Tuesday, because cutting down — even by half — is not enough

To read the complete article visit this site http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/15932704/

Thursday, November 23, 2006


Topics Untouched...

Construction work going around in hyderabad and the inconvenience caused by it .

Bad roads !!!

Water Wasted on roads !!!

Slow moving traffic in the middle of the road ... Ex of slow moving traffic : Bicycles, Tricycles,Push carts ..etc..

Loud horns !!!!!!!!!!

Driving rules voilations !!!

Motor cyclists hitting and running.

Who is following the safety regulations ?

All the bad things we say about Traffic police ...who is gonna realise the good they are doing ?

Much can be said about the topics above .. but never enough to make a change or bring any difference !!!

Who is responsible ?

Who can bring the difference ?

Its our city ...lets make a difference PLEASE.

Katmal Vs Bakhra...

Katmals? They are spread all over the city. Unlike usual Katmals( bed bugs) which suck our blood at night, Hyderabadi Katmals are a breed apart who does similar work during day time. Mind you their sting might cost you anywhere between Rs 50 to Rs 500/-.

Well those not familiar to Hyderabad might wonder who Katmals are and what the word symbolizes? It is nothing but a friendly pseudonym for Hyderabadi Traffic Policemen.

They are most active in doing or rather undoing their job. One just cannot help seeing them at every other junction of the city, especially at the end of the month. The following is a typical conversation when they end up catching a scapegoat (Bakhra!!)

Katmal:Licence nikalo..
Bakhra:yelo saabb(with a triumphant look)
Katmal: (albeit disappointed)teek hain.Insurance Kaha hai?
Bakhra:yelloo Saab(with a secret smile)
Katmal:Pollution Check kidar hai???
Bakhra:Nahi hai saab (with a sheepish look)
Katmal:Chalo Inspector ke paas
Bakhra:Suno saab,apan apan settle karinge
Katmal:teek hai 300 rupya nikalo
Bhakra:Utna nahi hai saab
Katmal:Teek hai 200 nikalo
Bhakra:Saab bilkul nahi hai
katmal:Aabe chal inspector ke paas
Bhakra:Saab toda adjust karlona
Katmal:Teek hai 100 rupya nikal
Bhakra:Saab mere pareeshani samjo
Katmal:Aare bahut ho gaya.Chal abe challan likata hu..
Bhakra:teek hai saab raklo 50 rupya
Katmal:Finally he pockets it saying Kya Zamana aagaya.. Chal put yaha se

Oh ...What a favor.

Hyderabad's roads to heaven

My first impression about Hyderabad? Airport.. landed in hyderabad several times ...what do I see when I step out of the flight ...Expression !!!!I always come home with a lot of excitement and enthu !!! I crossed the aerobridge and as I was coming down the steps to Immigration department ..down the stairs the saw pan spit all over the walls. Who would come from the flight eating pan and would take the liberty to spit all over the walls. I guess the colorful city of hyderabad welcomes me that way. Its not spit its rangoli i guess...

As I departed out of the airport and I was impressed by the cleanliness and the infrastructure of the city. But then as I went farther from airport things seemed pretty different and my good impression faded away . Heard about the news on the New International aiport to be completed in 2008. Here are some pictures of how the airport is going to look like..enjoy and hope it will look the same.

Aircraft Gates

Terminal Birds Eye View

Check in Hall

Departure Concourse

Terminal Side View

Hyderabad-Nov 24 2006

Newspapers in every metro city in India give a daily report of people killed and injured in traffic accidents. As a response to this do we have heightened awareness of this situation or do we just turn the page off in the newpapers or pay a deaf ear to the news on TV. Police departments also hold road safety weeks, painting competitions, zero tolerance drives and demand greater powers to fine and punish. This has gone on for the last two decades. However, the killing and the maiming continue unabated.

Road fatalities are due to a number of reasons, primary among them are bad condition of roads and traffic violations, poor implementation of various laws governing road traffic and safety issues, and last but not the least, the faulty engineering of road mechanics, may it be road design or traffic lighting etc. Furthermore, lack of awareness of road safety issues amongst the masses and apathy of the policy makers and implementers add to the increasing problem of road safety.

Monday, November 20, 2006

Hyderabad series

A picture is worth a thousand words.

Doesnt the above picture prove that...Iam driving and I stopped why ?? I had enough time to take several pictures of this amazing traffic ! hyderabad

Friday, November 17, 2006

View at Hyderabad Traffic

Civic responsibility—addressing social problems in an informed, committed, and positive manner—is not an intuitive process.
Younger generation must learn how to participate in a democracy. They need to be able to understand their community and its institutions, to develop decision-making and evaluative skills, to learn the ins and outs of public policy, and to know the value of service. What does it take to foster these abilities? How can service learning play a role in the development of civic responsibility?

Thursday, November 16, 2006

Balayya jokes

The last conversation in BOMMARILLU between prakash raj and siddhu is replaced by balayya and balayya fans.... balayya fans: balayya babu meeru 30 yrs ninchi gelichanu anukuntunaaru, kaani mimalni gelipinchadaniki memu 30 yrs ninchi oodipotune unnamsrungara:
"uppukappurambu balayya bandaga undu chuda chuda cinemalu chettaga undu cinemalandu baalayya cinemalu verayya viswadabhirama "maharadhi" choodakura mama ........"

Where Am I ? 16-Nov-2006

Iam in India today. Visiting Hyderabad.

Am I amazed ? Yes , Ofcourse ...I thought for a few minutes if I can prioritize what amazes me the most. " Okati Minchindi Marokati"..." Ek se Badkar Ek" "One Superseding the other"

Let me list a few ...

Love and Effection of parents,friends and relatives.
Bad Traffic ...(Could I have used just Traffic ...No ) Bad Traffic is infact the right word.
Construction. – Is that really needed …where is it needed? Where it is not needed? What are the effects of that in the city now?
Money – Where are all these people getting the money they are getting from?
Do people have respect for each other?

How do I feel so far ?

I feel bad, Depressed , Aggrevated and helpless looking at the city . Are people happy and proud that we have so much infrastructure , so many companies to work for , So many malls and shopping complexes or is there anyone who is feeling as bad as I do?

What can I do to help this situation ?

I feel today's children and young generation is playing a major role in how the society is changing so fast as they are able to adapt to pretty much everything very easily. They have a say in everything, they are even raising their voice against elders. There is an old saying that "Today’s children must become tomorrow’s responsible citizens " The attitudes they develop will shape the quality of life for all of us.

I was driving from begumpet to my house . Seeing the bad driving of the people ...people walking ...some people cutting in front of me, bikers just squeezing through ...people walking in the middle of the road , people with bicycles crossing streets and a lot of other things ...i kept repeating people here dont have Civic responsibility...people here dont have Civic responsibility...people here dont have Civic responsibility...people here dont have Civic responsibility...people here dont hear horns so why are they blowing horn.

What could we teach our younger generation that could bring an influence on the society and improve our living conditions and standards here in hyderabad?

its almost 10:30 pm I will write tomorrow ...I will fall asleep in agony and frustration.

Good Night ...Chio

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Trip to Dubai - Jumeirah

Jumeirah Beach

Jumeirah - Hotel

More Dubai Pics

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

My Trip to Dubai

Camry is the car used for Taxi in Dubai

A view of the roads and traffic from my room

Part of the downtown

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Johnny Depp

Birth name: John Christopher Depp II
Born: June 09, 1963
Height:5 ft 10 in

Johnny Depp was born in Owensboro, Kentucky to John Christopher Depp, Sr. and Betty Sue Palmer. Depp engaged in self-harm as a child, due to the stress of dealing with family problems and his own insecurity. He has seven or eight scars from practicing self-harm. In a 1993 interview, he explained his self-injury by saying that his "body is a journal in a way. It's like what sailors used to do, where every tattoo meant something, a specific time in your life when you make a mark on yourself, whether you do it yourself with a knife or with a professional tattoo artist".

Bush Series Continues

Monday, November 06, 2006

For Laughs

Bush and Powell are sitting in a bar. A guy walks in and asks the barman,"

Isn't that Bush and Powell?"The barman says "Yep, thats them."So the guy walks over and says, "Hello, what are u guys doing?"And Bush says, "We're planning world war 3"And the guy says, "Really? What's going to happen?"And Bush says, "Well, we're going to kill 140 million Afghans this timeand one bicycle repairman."And the guy exclaimed, "A bicycle repairman?!!!"So Bush turns to Powell and says, " See, I told you no-one would worry about the 140 million Afghans!

1George Bush's fav. song..... I Will Survive
2-Osama Bin Laden's theme song..... It Wasn't Me
3-Boston Airport Authority's song..... Who Let The Dogs Out
4-New Yorker's song..... Smoke Get In Your Eyes
5-Song that was played in the WTC..... Hit me Baby One More Time
6-Guys that jumped off WTC was singing..... I Believe I Can Fly
7-Pentagon's ex-theme song.....U Can't Touch This

Which pirates of the caribbean character are you ? Take a test ..

Your goal in life is to..

  • Feel, like everyone else does..
  • Settle down with a partner and open my own business.
  • Marry someone I love, and that loves me in return.
  • Become famous, get lots of money, booze and be know worldwide!

You're at a club, and some hot guy/girl hits on you and wants to have a quickie in the back room. What do you do?

  • Smile and tell him/her no, because you've got your sights set on someone else.
  • Decline, even though you know he/she could have made you happy..
  • Stare at him/her longingly, wanting to touch them.. wanting to be with them..
  • Wink, and follow him/her into the back without question!

You run into a friend of the family, who says you bear a striking resemblance to your father. How do you react?

  • Smile and nod, then ask if they'd like to go for a drink.
  • Smile and thank them, and inquire as to how they're doing.
  • Glare angrily and reply, "I DO NOT!".
  • Laugh a little and say, "Yeh, they're were good people. Too bad the inheritence they left me is gone already."

You find a twenty dollar bill lying on the ground. What do you buy with it?

  • As much as I can!
  • Some booze, some makeup, and a new ring.
  • I don't spend it, I give it to a charity.. it's not mine to spend, anyway.
  • A gift for that girl/guy I'm interested in; I have to woo them somehow..

Which of these descriptions best describes you?

  • Loyal, brave, honest & romantic
  • Independant, strong & daring
  • Cunning, witty & ambitious
  • Greedy, lustful & alone

Mail me your choices I will send you the character you will be with complete details .

Latest hair Styles

In the News about United States

Afghans New Currency

Bin Ladens Insurance


Jacuzzi In the United states and below in Iraq

Person Missing

New Map

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Statue of Liberty

Perfect Plan