…என் நண்பன்…

August 1, 2010 at 8:17 pm (Experiences, Kavithai) (, , , , )

Hi guys,

This is dedicated to all to my friends who have come along all thru my life, stood beside me, supported me and still doing it and continue to do so…

Wishing all a Very Happy Friendship Day…

 Nanbargal

Feel like dropping a word, then do so…

~rams~

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மௌனமே வார்த்தையாய் …

July 17, 2010 at 11:40 pm (Experiences, Kavithai) (, , , , , , , )

Hi Guys,

Have been looking to pen down one short one for the long time… Used to write many shorties in my early days, now all gone in winds… Nowadays my mind don’t work much… But Finally somehow churned out this one… I like to dedicate this to my friend Durai who has been writing excellent one’s over the past one year i guess…

Here is the link to his blog, chk out and get fascinated.

http://www.rasigan-pakkangal.blogspot.com/

P.S: Close ones will be able to relate this one….

Hope to pen more in the days to come…

~rams~

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Madaraspattinam – Old Wine with refreshing taste…

July 16, 2010 at 9:51 pm (Experiences, Movies) (, , , , , , , , , , )

Hi Guys,

Its been quite a while i have blogged abt something rather to say anything… Seriously dont find time in my busy work schedules. (Gotta believe i am working these days…. 😦 )

Bit free r better to say bit relaxed today, so thought of blogging abt my latest movie addition Madaraspattinam.

Nothing much how i got into theatres, just a tuf day in work to shed out found a A/c Shelter tats it…

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Movie Review:

       Movie starts with the glimpse of Titanic, An old british lady who is in her death bed reveals her last wish to go back to Madrasapattinam of her days. With the help of her grand daughter she makes to Singara Chennai of these days with the photo of Arya taken before 60 years. Movie folds back to 1945, which was the first time she(Amy Jackson) came to India to stay with her Governor father. On the other hand Hero Arya (Parithi) is launderer and wrestler who resides in the banks of beautiful coovam of those days. As usual needn’t much explanation screenplay circles arnd the lead roles to tie them up with Love. Eventhough i just skip it fast, this is one of the best romance u cud enjoy, without knowing eachother’s language, scenes are brilliantly made, u gotta watch it. Not to miss out beautiful melody from G.V.Prakash – Pookal Pookum Tharunam… Excellent one just mends ur heart..

As the things goes on, Few Lagaan inspired scenes come around, and u ll have wrestling instead of cricket, but these dont make impact though. Just pass around the storyline, India gets freedom in 1947, which means Amy has to leave Madras and as well Arya, which doesn’t want to, Film climaxes with what happen to them…? and giving answer to the visit of Older Amy (God, I cant find even a single piece of resemblance btw them).

Film is technically brilliant, excellent sets which brings back 1940’s tram, old central station and especially the beautiful Coovam. Nirav Shah lens work is been excellent and speaks languages and not gonna miss out G.V.Prakash, Man he is growing as the days go by, beautiful BG and throughout the film he is present live…

As ever u ll have few hiccups, this isnt an exception, and esp the one melody when Amy lip syncs for the tamil song, Come on yaar, grow up… It wud have been better if she has kept silent, we aren’t going to complain bcos most of the heroines these days dont do lip sync good, so it better u dont do it…

Nevertheless, Arya and Amy will make the day for u, Arya looks super cool in his rugged look, and Amy looks like some kind of barbie doll seen in shops. In simple wanna say, both make a cute couple…

Finishing of with a thanks to Vijay who has given a good period movie, with refreshing look and chilled love.Overall a good movie guys, find time watch it in theatres will not be disappointed much…

For me its Two back to back good movies Kalavani then Madaraspattinam, hope Tamil cinema keeps the trend going on…

Before closing, Yesterday my friend sundar gave me an info which really seemed new and cool, Being a MBA in mktg cant leave this post without mentioning it.

Madaraspattinam becomes the first film to create ads for the movie,(y haven’t many thought abt it this long time) instead of having same old trailors saying running successfully, this concept of ads are really cool.

Madaraspattinam Ad

Check out the video in youtube, there are another bunch of other cool ads for the movie, chk out those too.. Drop in words if u have to say any…

After a long time a post, happy got time to blog, hope to get the same in the coming days too… Signing off.. Adios Amigo…

~rams~

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Defining Moment in my Blogging World…

May 19, 2010 at 1:19 am (Experiences) (, , , , , , , , )

Hi guys,

I am sure u all know me and my blog for the past 2 years. I am not a avid blogger apart from IPL times. I blog whatever i feel, things impressed me, which i feel some one must see… In simple a let out from organic world to have my presence over virtual world.

Now, I am hearing y de heck this fellow chattering abt all these now…? So no delays, By this time u all will be knowing that i along with my partner Krishna Kumar won second prize in the blog contest conducted by US consulate.

Now as usual gonna narrate the journey towards victory. Just go past it and enjoy de ride…

How did it all Happen…?

As u all know i am working in ITC ltd, and as a part my training program i was in Chennai in de mid feb to march. Tats the time my frnd KK came up with this to me, He said he has seen in some daily abt the blog competition, and shall v participate..? At the first instance it looked so weird to me, i was so sceptical whether we can match up the expectation level of US consulate. But just nodded the head and kept in de back of my mind. To be serious no thoughts went over my head. If i am right after couple of days KK again asked me did i think abt it, I know if i say no, KK will be seriously disappointed, so i just made up by saying, ya man thought abt it, and we shud have a different style of approach to strike the better deal. Tats when this idea of conversation poped out and seems to be a good one. KK was convinced with this one and days rolled on.

We are DMSians, we hav a habit of doing things only JIT(Just In Time). In de gap time KK used to call me up and discuss abt the character, and their discussions. A BIG thanks to Gtalk as it helped us a lot and saved hell lot of money for sure… Without any doubt Gtalk rocks.. Now a days Marriages aren’t made in Heaven, its in Gtalk (this is just a quote, none to be chosen in specific)…

Till this moment i am not sure though Why did KK chose me as a partner, basically i am lazy guy and not a gr8 writer of any sort. One thing which would have made me his choice is, Contest had 40% weightage for Creativity and 20% for blog designing. Without any doubt i can fill in this part. Designing and Being creative have been a boon for me from my early days, thanks to almighty for that.

Now coming to designing part, i was asked to draw with my eyes closed. Cudn’t get it right. This is how it was when KK asked me to design without the script, which meant i had no clue how to design r what to design for., So as would evry1 think i just made a simple design as the Background. (a mixture of Indo-Us flag). Template was quite good, but i was very much sure KK will be looking much more than that, so for time instance i created it within 15 mins gap and mailed him, as expected KK needed the BG to be modified, In the middle he came with the blog name as harley-mango-tango, without any doubt it sounded really cool. I registered it on the very same day in wordpress.

Coming back to designing, the title gave a new idea for me and i was thinking abt it, in the right moment KK called me and said u can create something with the important leaders from US and India who are important. I wasn’t convinced with leaders as it ll be more formal and u have to be serious in the matter, but he gave me the idea of collage. Tats all i needed and i started working on the important things that portrays India and US for specific reason. Thanks to god it came out really well. Here is the full view of the pic as u can see only the lighten BG in our Blog.

Collage 101 copy compressedSo had a bunch of photos which u can come out when u name India and US made in the BG. As u can see Harley Davidson, Mango, Obama, AR Rahman, Steve Jobs, Indira Nooyi, McDonalds, Sachin, Saree, Indian Food, Tata Nano, Hollywood, Bollywood and so on… Picture is infront of u to crack it out.

Finally KK was satisfied with the BG work and he was working on the script the day before the deadline. In middle wee had few discussions abt what are the things to be taken into discussions and i helped him a little from my side. The Deadline day came and as i already mentioned we are DMSians and v complete anything only in the nick of the time, Deadline time was 12 midnight and KK gave me the final draft by 9.30..

I had to convert it into picture with the lightened BG and make it an image. Photoshopping has been easy for me so did complete the work in abt hour r so, As always said, u ll find errors only when u complete full work, as the same i wanted to make corrections in all the pages, so restarted the work again and got pakka 9 pages ready by 11.30. And started uploading the pages to website, as i have only Reliance Net Connect speed is very slow and it took almost 15 mins to upload and finally the blog is ready by 11.45, and i had to work on our profile, which i did after uploading and Its all pakka done JUST IN TIME.

We were very happy and congratulate ourselves and went to doze off happily, and the next day we came to know that date has been extended for another 2 weeks. in middle we got few comments frm our frnds, which were encouraging and few pointed out the errors in the blog too. Later KK got them all corrected from one of his online frnd. And i have to rework the same things again in Photoshop and uploaded which is usually de last day, even though the extension was made for two weeks. Once again all are fine b4 the deadline 12.

To the matter of fact i left it out of my mind from that moment, i guess KK too, After a long gap KK called me in the end of first week of may and said, our blog is in top 6 and we are running a better chance for the prize. Seriously i didnt believe though, checked US consulate Facebook profile and  got it confirmed,Being in the top 6 itself made my day, running for the prize kept both of us much more excited. We were invited to residency towers, which is in T nagar for the prize distribution ceremony on 13th of May.

KK was lucky in getting the leave in his concern but it wasn’t the same for me, so after a day’s work reached residency towers by 6.30. As my partner KK was waiting for me anxiously. After few intro speeches by Consulate ppl, IIT Madras Director Mr.Ananth gave a brief speech before the decisive moment came. Names came one by, first all 3 consolation prizes came and we weren’t there, which meant we were in top 3. And my mind was saying that we were second all the time and indeed it was. (May be KK will kill me for this, from the time i have seen our blog in the second in the top 6 list, i was well settled for second place). We were presented a HP desktop by Bryan Dalton who is the acting cousul general of US Consulate.

Winning Moment:

winners

Top 6 Bloggers with Dignitaries in dais:

group photo

And as the prize distribution ceremony ended, we all posed for a group photo (which u see above), which was snap shoted by almost 25 to 30 press ppl and we were standing for almost 3-4 mins posing for the flashes. Which i have seen only in the TV all these days. This is certainly the moment i ll cherish for this lifetime.

In Website of Chennai Consulate:

rams in us website

A Very big thanks to KK, who had big heart to have me as his partner, my friends who encouraged me blogging, my parents who supported me even if i keep them off sleep by burning lights in the late nights and to almighty for given me all this.

As usual a very long story, i am sure u r bored, but i wish to preserve these posts to relive back those moments again and again, tats the reason these are so elaborate. Thanks for joining the journey. Put in words if u have to say something…

~rams~

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DMS-SOM – A place for MBA’s….?

February 11, 2010 at 2:46 pm (DMS-SOM, Experiences) (, , , , , , , , , , )

Hi guys,

I was just googling arud with the key word, DMS-SOM, interesting found, many ppl who are looking to join MBA in Dms are wanting to clear their doubts.

So as an alumni of DMS-SOM pondicherry University, will try to clear off few doubts from my part…

If u go thru my blog u can find that, i am working in ITC ltd as Area Executive. i am from the batch of 2007-09.

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Y u shud choose DMS-SOM:

– Good infra availability

– Good Mix of Faculty members (for ur notification, its a Govt institution, so cant expect more than the available)

– Pondicherry is a beautiful place to live for 2 years… and not to leave University, which is also equally beautiful and serene.

– Final and important point worth noting down, U can be a MBA with just 50K to 60K bucks, which must be a damn good deal.

Y Not choose DMS-SOM:

– First, if ur looking for some IIM kinda experience, just think another place.

– Placements aren’t so good for the past two years, hopefully shud improve in the years to come. (previous years we have good track records of good placements)

– No confirmation on any fancy packages at any point of time…

– No spoon feeding type of help from any one.. (as a MBA u cant expect too)

I dont find any other reasons so worrying or either impressive abt DMS-SOM, as i am amidst of work just penned down this in 10 mins time and cant think more, hopefully few seniors and my friends will also put in some word after seeing this post i guess… which shud also help few other guys looking for help…

All the best guys…. If u have some doubts feel free to drop in a comment… will get back to u asap…

Take care…

~rams~

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DMS-SOM – Making of Farewell Video…

June 2, 2009 at 3:20 am (DMS-SOM, Experiences) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , )

Hi guys,

Its again a mystery how come we did this video and to gods grace, v did it again, with gr8 lot of effort than the last time and made it a memorable one for all the batch of 2007-2009 DMSians…

As all i rememeber its the first week of March, and i was having a very much tight schedule of exams for the whole week, in the middle myself, pradhep and prasanna used to chat abt making this video and what can be the concept and it can be done, many a times, it ended up in vain, bocs v couldnt concentrate much better and weren’t able to make a framework, like last time when we made video for Milan….

for Milan Video, Take this link: https://rams4u.wordpress.com/2008/10/04/a-video-for-my-life-to-remember/

First Phase:

First phase has been collection of stills from all, but not a gr8 support, since all are bugged up with exams and other works, but inspite few gave the backup of the stills, and v gathered it around for more than a week… Idea of formulating how the video shud be, was no way close as v r seperated by exam time table and i used to stay in hostel during exams and my team mates prefer staying in home. It went on as we gathered stills around these closing days with SBM cam , Prasanna’s Cam, Arun’s Handy cam and also my mobile…. 

Second Phase:

After making up the full collection, finally pradhep came out with the idea for making the credits, it looked good but was so tough, but in 2 days time v were able to that, farewell was getting so closer (12th march), but v were no way nearer to finish the video, finally started the full swing work on 11th night in prasanna’s home, i shifted my CPU to his home and started working for the whole day night, about 3 to 4 in the morning prasanna wasn’t satisfied with the way video has come out, then v searched the net for farewell video and seen few, which really helped our morale as they were very much normal and our video looked much better. finally satisfied prasanna and myself worked till 7 in de morning and left pradhep to work and we both went to sleep, woke up back by 10 in the morning, time was clicking, and we were just 50% done, then prasanna’s got some food for us from his relative house an v all very much hungry and finished the things off and continued to work till evening 7.30 and finally made the video. Then took my system back to my home and copied the video in the pen drive and rushed to farewell(it has started by 6.30 itself) and reached the dept by 8… (In the middle traffic police men wasted 10 mins for checking out license and those stuffs….)

Third Phase:

Video was played and as we expected everyone liked it, and it set the tone for farewell as many felt bad of leaving such a beautiful place. and the lines of vairamuthu came true (Kanneril thaney engal Farewell party).  since we made the video in a real hurry, it had few mistakes and needed editing again, which means, just my part was left to trim it up, after few days, myself and pradhep thought v could add the farewell sequence(last scene b4 credits) also (since it wasn’t ter in the version 1.00)…. Yep we finally worked on it and made the necessary things for it and the video is ready, we displayed it in the bus while we were on to a tour to mahabalipuram its version 1.20. 

Final Phase:

Even in the video displayed in the bus, had few errors, which was visible only to creators eyes and this time its me alone worked on it for abt another 5 to 6 hours and made it look as it is now… Which u can name it Version 1.40… and i was planning to update it for a long time but due to time constarint i wasn’t able to do it.  Finally today got some time converted the video in the flv format and uploaded in the youtube, Now i can be assured that these beautiful days cant be erased from the memories and in the world of Internet…. Thanks to google for that…. But it has asked me to split into 3 parts with 10 mins time limit. which took some time again to make it up with correcting the sequence and aligning perfectly with the time limit. All made perfectly…. Here it is for u…

First Part:

Second Part:

Third Part:

 

While typing this all 2 years of my college life has gone past my eyes, really THOSE WERE THE BEST DAYS OF MY LIFE….

~rams~

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A video for my life to remember…

October 4, 2008 at 7:25 am (DMS-SOM) (, , , , )

 

ME, pradhep and Prasanna

ME, pradhep and Prasanna

 

Making of SOM video – A Sweet and memorable Experience…

hi frnds, this post is abt the Som video that i have created with Pradhep and Prasanna….

To start of with v had a tough time while making the video, first taking the shots have been a big a trouble, it wud have much tougher if Arun.K has not helped us with his Canon handy cam….Thanks to Arun.K for tat….. but any how with some of my frnds (Karthikeyan.P in spl) help v were able to make it up…..

Then the final work started on 5th Sept nite at 10.30 when prasanna came home, v thought it ll be over in 2 r 3 hours, so v kept on working in spite of sleep, using Soundforge, Ulead video studio editor, Photoshop, All sound recorder and many more software to make it up…..(in the middle around 2 v had a small break with biscuits and ice water (tats all left)) and when v r almost close to finish, risen our head to see the clocks it tickled 6.30 am (6th morning), and its not yet over, both myself and prasanna got dried up and dozing off in the table… by tat time pradhep came home and he took over the position, and kept on working till 8 in the morning, then i went on to sleep till 10…(in the middle i have to miss 7 calls…. i cud hear ringing but no chance of picking…)

After tat prasana came back again by 10.30, and v continued to make final corrections and made up the video finally by 3.30pm…. and then i left to college by carring it in a pen drive…
While making v never thought it wud click in the way it has….. Very well appreciated by mam, Alumni and y not by my mates too…. everything went on well….

Here is the link , u too can have a look over it….

~rams~
The greatest pleasure in life is doing what others say u can’t do…

 

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