Rohit's engagement


One guy who was saying he will not get married soon/in 2008 (compared to the rest 5 of us)..  One guy who said he will be the last among us... One guy who said he hasn't even thought about his expectations/constraints/conditions....  did break the queue {the only one to do so :-(} and got engaged on 02-Mar this year.


Though u broke the statement you made, we are all happy for you :-)... Way to go Rohita.. Enjoy and All the best !!!





Wonderful place which I visited for the first time this month on 01-Mar-2008

5:30 AM – Start from Vishnu’s house

6:00 AM - Pick up Chandra

6:30 AM – Pick up Richard

Links found on the web:

  2. – photographs of lepakshi

Visited it again with my family on 9th Mar 2008

Getting a marriage alliance in India !!!



Read an article in TOI today where they stated that Online marriage portals are one of the fastest growing sector in India. They are doing roaring business.. Apart from, and, there are lots of specialized sites coming up based on professions, disabilities, age etc..

Though online websites are flourishing, the traditional ways are still preferred in many sections. I wanted to talk more about how the marriage alliances are setup...

Typically starts with a scan in the family circle to check for suitable marriage age girls and boys. This probably is decided way during the child's stage. If that doesn't work out, the temples or religion/caste associations would have marriage registers where we could register. Put in your photo, horoscope (this is a must most of the places) and a "BioData"... yep a biodata containing all the details that might help the other side decide if you are a suitable alliance. Then the "Brokers" come into pictures.. There are tons of them and each would say he's the best and has arranged for 100s of marriages and all are doing good.

So, you get lots of "snaps" of the other gender. You select a few based on your criteria (typically only the looks :-)). Then you enquire about the girl's family from all the people you know :-)... Just to get a confirmation that their family is good. Then you meet the brides side by visiting their place. They visit your place. If all goes well, then again you travel with all and sundry to the bride's place to confirm the alliance. There are lot's of negotiations happening. 100s of steps.. but the vital point of the girl and boy getting to know each other is missed in many cases :-).

But then, aren't marriages a union of two people with preparation for compromises.

Timed Shutdown...


Do you listen to music before dozing off in ur bed? Do u leave Laptops On and realize u failed to switch it off before dozing off?

Here is a simple dos command to set off the shutdown/log/restart of your PCs.

Run Cmd. To shutdown after an hour (60 * 60 = 3600 secs), use Shutdown -s -t 3600.

To abort/change a shutdown at any time, do a shutdown -a