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Deepak Kumar Vasudevan/Male/26-30. Lives in India/Tamil Nadu/Chennai, speaks English. Eye color is black. I am great looking. I am also optimistic. My interests are Web Design and Technical Research/Spiritual Discourses and Temples.
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Friday, December 25, 2009
Shopping Delight :: Stationary Files@Nilgiris

Shopping Delight :: Stationary Files@Nilgiris
Next time you visit Nilgiris supermarket in Chennai make sure you visit their newly revamped stationary section. They have brand new files, folders, document dockets and wallets of good quality and priced reasonably. Though the store accepts Sodexo and/or Ticket Restaurant passes, there is a minimum cap of INR 150 to use such coupons. Nevertheless it is a visit worth it.

Posted at 04:45 pm by Deepak Kumar Vasudevan

Sunday, December 20, 2009
US says 'Open Doors Secure Borders'. We try to get business from them but still clinch firmly to 'Closed Doors Careless Borders'

US says 'Open Doors Secure Borders'. We try to get business from them but still clinch firmly to 'Closed Doors Careless Borders'
One of the most lovable doctrines of Department of Homeland Security (United States) is 'Open Doors Secure Borders'. They have a pleasant smile to everyone who come over their country to greet them with a pleasant smile unless and otherwise the visitor is landing in their soil for sinister goals. I just felt that we seem to be clinging to US for a lot of business prospects, educational enhancements and long term ties but inspite of such closer relationships with them, what prevents Indian Counterparts from adopting the friendliness and always showing up a hostile face to the visitor.
I just thought I would share out a few observations of mine towards justifiying the statement:
  1. Be any business establishment in the United States and when you enter it you are only covered by non-obtrustive security surveillance systems. If you are a regular visitor to a particular business premises you are provided with some identification card which vests you a privilege of still uninterrupted automatic passageway.

    But here if you visit any of the bigger buildings like multi-tenanted technology parks the number of security metal detectors, boom barriers, flip gates and swirling gates makes you feel little stressful when particularly you are on a tight time constraint.
  2. A while back we have been discussing about misuse of power and responsibility and how blatantly the security folks in India shriek their moral responsibility of protecting our life, limb and assets and succumb to a kind of bizarre curiosity.
  3. When I am in an emergency in US, the cops are ready to our rescue within minutes of reaching 911. But I had a bad experience of no cop supporting us and closing the support ticket without conscience. More about it over here.

Would the state administration try to bring renaissance amongst the people over such issues?

Posted at 01:39 pm by Deepak Kumar Vasudevan

The Posting Time after 11.30?

The Posting Time after 11.30?
A reader just wrote me a casual query why is my posts always published only around midnight like 2300 hours. There is nothing specially tagged to that time except the fact that because I have to return little late home. After a little refreshing, by the time I am able to connect online to the Internet for a few hours, the clock strikes 2300 hours.
I take this opportunity to appreciate that reader for his close observation of even the posting time. It is also a sign of encouragement for budding bloggers like me.

Posted at 01:21 pm by Deepak Kumar Vasudevan

Saturday, December 19, 2009
A Rewarding Trip to More For You (Gowrivakkam)

A Rewarding Trip to More For You (Gowrivakkam)
Me and my neighbor paid a visit to More For You outlet in Gowrivakkam yesterday. Whilst shopping a few items, one of the Bajaj Light Weight Travel iron seemed to be very much impressing us. We went ahead and made a purchase of the same. A new variant of the same with a one year warranty seems to be introduced with a price tag of INR 699. However when the bill was generated there was another discount bringing the price to INR 300.

Posted at 01:27 pm by Deepak Kumar Vasudevan

Friday, December 18, 2009
The Fast-Forward Friday

The Fast-Forward Friday
This Friday was a remarkably progressive Friday in more ways than one. I was actually invited to be a part of team celebrations somewhere around Red Hills. But since I had to stay late at work the previous day, I just thought let me catch some good wink of sleep. I preferred to take the day off since I had other important activities too including a quick medical checkup with my dentist.
I needed to visit another long friend near Spencer Plaza which I completed. And then during return I got M52L (Broadway - Nanganallur) which reminded me that I would need to use the Sodexo Gift Vouchers which was due expiring around this month. Hence I dropped onto Vivek and completed that too. All along it was a fulfilling Friday though a little straining though.

Posted at 11:18 pm by Deepak Kumar Vasudevan

Thursday, December 17, 2009
The important stretch of Velachery to Old Mahabalipuram connecting Chennai One SEZ still devoid of public transportation facilities

The important stretch of Velachery to Old Mahabalipuram connecting Chennai One SEZ still devoid of public transportation facilities
Whilst our state and central administrations take pride of commissioning and operating so many SEZs all across the metropolitan and its suburbs, a number of landmark IT parks still are devoid of good accessibility features. A significant among them is ChennaiOne SEZ which hosts a number of MNCs and a few significant names to mention are TCS, Ford and Siemens. Either you are left to hire an exorbitantly priced autos from the Velachery Main Road Dr. Kamakshi Memorial junction or Thiruvanmiyur side or try your look by requesting some one to give a ride (out of luck on this front for our female fraternity for security reasons) or you should be lucky to own a vehicle.
Besides this, the road is not that illuminated after the dark making it a good haven for antisocials. Would the transport department of Tamil Nadu and Chennai City Traffic Police awake from their deep slumber before a grievous mishaps strikes in?

Posted at 04:00 pm by Deepak Kumar Vasudevan

Wednesday, December 16, 2009
Tonnage of Experiences of Varied Flavors in the Morning Commuting Today

Tonnage of Experiences of Varied Flavors in the Morning Commuting Today
Today morning I had to commute to work a little early since I had some important deliverables and milestones to accomplish. Fortunately I got the Villupuram - Adyar bus which had less stops with enhanced speed to drop me at Velachery quickly. From Velachery I got a D70 Trailer express to Ashok Pillar. I had a few interesting experiences in the bus today morning which I just thought would share it out here:
  1. I got a good friend working in Cognizant (Tidel Park) who is also an avaricious travelog write and social concern blogger. Right from near Pallikaranai till I got down we were discussing about a lot of topics.
  2. I tried to switch buses at Velachery Vijayanagar signal but when I neared the bus, it went off. Fortunately, I got the bus whilst it was waiting a stone-throw distance away in the terminus shed although the bus became full by now and I had to travel as a standee.
  3. Interestingly when the bus reached Gandhi Road, the guy in the seat near where I was standing got down and I got the seat. When the bus was taking a turn in the Golden Quadrilateral Kathipara flyover, an old man was struggling to hold and stand. I chose to relinquish my seat and made him to sit. But he too was of helping gesture. He was feeling guilty that because he had to lean back and forth and I would have felt as disturbance. I told him not to worry since my bus stop is near.
  4. When I came near the footboard, some of the rogue footboarders were blocking the routes. A few girls were facing problems because of them too. Somehow we manage to whisk them off to a corner of the footboard and get some space there. One of the rogue footboard now started to behave with strange hysteria. A light touch of the bag made to shriek in high pitch and force him to oscillate as a pendulum with a greater trajectory. We could not control the laughter and the whole of the bus including the conductor who burst out at his gesture. This intimidated him and his colleagues who were shouting 'You guys are pushing us and laughing at us. Are we looking as if we are comedy (pieces)?'. I was commenting to a girl near by 'That this guy should be a veteran dancer and hence to avoid the crowd confusion and to relax his mind he is dancing on the footboard'. This further enranged the actual accused and he was shouting 'We would fall down if you guys continuously push us.'. Now the conductor started to respond 'Give me the ticket back, fall down and die. With the ticket if you fall down, the bus has to wait here for a long time creating trouble for other passengers besides me and driver have to visit the police station for enquiries and investigations.'. This silenced him but I responded to the conductor 'That would be another terrific hilarity drama. Anyways bus delay is not going to affect me since I am going to get down in the next bus stop.'. With a significant chunk of commuters against the rogue footboarders they literally got pissed off and jumped off the CIPET signal walking off with a huff.

Today's morning commuting was a mix of various experiences: Hilarity, Meet with another co-blogger and Helping Gesture. I had some acute mental confusions caused by different contributing parameters since late yesterday night. And this one eased my tension to a great extent bringing a big curve of smile and bouts of laughter on my face and besides lightening up my heart to a great extent.

Posted at 10:36 am by Deepak Kumar Vasudevan

Tuesday, December 15, 2009
Come Margazhi Tomorrow :: Let us welcome the sweet month dedicated to Andal's Thiruppavai

Come Margazhi Tomorrow :: Let us welcome the sweet month dedicated to Andal's Thiruppavai
The shorter month of Karthigai is over by today 23:59 hours and we are getting geared to welcome the new Tamil month of Margazhi in the travel of time. We would take a moment to pray to Andal for the peace and prosperity of our family, country and the world:

திருவாடிப்பூரத்து செகத்துதித்தாள் வாழியே!
திருப்பாவை முப்பதும் செப்பினாள் வாழியே!
பெரியாழ்வார் பெற்றெடுத்த பெண்பிள்ளை வாழியே!
பெரும்பூதூர் மாமுனிக்கு பின்னானாள் வாழியே!
ஒரு நூற்று நாற்பத்து மூன்றுரைத்தாள் வாழியே!
உயரரங்கற்கே கண்ணியுகந்தளித்தாள் வாழியே!
மருவாறும் திருமல்லி வளநாடு வாழியே!
வண்புதுவை நகர்கோதை மலர்பாதங்கள் வாழியே!

ஆண்டாள் திருவடிகளே சரணம்
ஆசார்யர் திருவடிகளே சரணம்
ஆழ்வார் திருவடிகளே சரணம்
ஸ்ரீமதே நாராயணாய நம:
சர்வம் ஸ்ரீ கிருஷ்ணார்பணமஸ்து:

Posted at 09:33 pm by Deepak Kumar Vasudevan

Topic Division or Content Specialization

Topic Division or Content Specialization
No sooner did I post my previous post on "Where are the traffic cops?" than one friend of mine emailed me a query that this should have been combined as a single post with "House Stops from Santhome to Kannagi Statue". I was thinking on the same lines. But the objectives of the post had a wide difference which might defeat one another in one single large post.
One post had a very casual observation from me and other had a social concern thought that the civic administration should help and address so that people are benefitted. This was the reason that the posts needed to be maintained separately. Hope this clarifies similar queries by other users too.

Posted at 09:24 pm by Deepak Kumar Vasudevan

Where are the traffic cops?

Where are the traffic cops?
This is the followup post of my Guindy to Parrys today. This one needed a separate topic because of the nature of it as you would read by understanding it. After I completed my work in Parrys when I took the bus at 6 PM (waiting near the shop for almost thirty minutes because of incessant downpour), I could relax only for a few minutes. No sooner did the bus merge onto the Anna Salai (near Shanti Stop) it started to venture out inching  forward on a snail's pace basis.  This slow speed prevailed right till Anna Arivalayam where it (11H -- Parrys to Ayyappanthangal) would take the T. Nagar realm. The T. Nagar contributed its own slowness to traffic. There was a little relief as the vehicle entered West Mambalam only to witness another traffic snarl near Ashok Pillar.
All along I have been closely scrutinizing to see if there are traffic cops to regulate traffic. I know it is inclement weather which would mean more traffic cops to be present with an additional sense of vigilance. But whatever I could witness was the conspicuous absence of even one in the tangible fashion.

Posted at 09:20 pm by Deepak Kumar Vasudevan

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