What’s wrong???

Since past few days I’ve been observing something strange & unexpected going on in my life. I don’t know why but usually these days I’m getting unexpected responses(Or you can say no responses at all) from people around me. I have a good habit to take some time & pass on my good wishes on any special occasion to the concerned person, so doesn’t matter how small the occasion is. I always remember those dates & make sure to wish them. The only logic behind this behavior is that, I know it always feels nice when your cellphone beeps specially on your birthday or so on… I do it with literally no expectations, as I have been doing this since long back & obviously what can I expect from a old friend whom I’ve not seen say almost more than a decade.

But since past few months I observed that I was not getting any response from the person I just wished. Everytime I assumed that very obviously he must be busy on such a special occasion but man come on tell me do you celebrate your birthday for 15 days?? Huh!!!

Ok let me tell you one incident happened recently. Few days back,one of my engineering mate messaged me on the ORKUT after long long time. He is out of the coutry say for 1 year. I happily responded him & asked me how was going… as expected there were few messages exchanged. After say 1 month, I wished him on his birthday through ORKUT only. But till this time, I have not received any response from him. Anyways I assume he might have missed my message amongst all other birthday wishes.

Ok other incident, I wished my sister on her birthday with an early morning SMS… No Response. So I called her after say 2 hours, I found nobody was answering the call. Ok so I got the answer that she forgot her cellphone :-) But anyways I’m very sure about her that she will not overlook me, so I’m happy :-)

So in all these happenings I’m not disappointed but definitely I’m concerned as I’m asking myself “What’s wrong on my behalf? What’s making people around me behaving like this?” Probably, 2 possibilities :

1. They don’t feel like responding as they feel its just a formality
2. They might be considering that I’m so understanding that even if they don’t reply, I will assume that they are busy :-)

Anwyays whatever it may be, I’ve decided to keep a close tap on my behavior to check out if I’m behaving oddly :-) That’s the best thing I can do… :-)

Save Earth…

Though most of us might have came across few of these things, still I would like to share these suggesstion with you guys as I think probably this is the most precise list of steps I’ve received so far ; to save earth & save our environment for better life.

1. There is a cute small round press button at the bottom right corner of almost all monitors: Please make use of this, always switch off monitors when you are out of your desk, may be for lunch or tea. Yes it make difference.

2. Stop printing out Harry Porter, Jeffrey Archer and other e-books. This is a classic example of paper wastage. This sounds crazy to me at least. Come on man, its not needed at all.

3. If you have forgotten to give double-side prints, make sure you make use of the empty sides as scribbling pads or for your kids’ imposition.

4. Take two minutes from your busy schedule before hurrying back home to shut down the computer.

5. All of us are big time Googlers. Have you heard of the Blackle search engine? Blackle (Google powered) is a search engine designed all in Rich Black so that your system consumes less power. So change your homepage.

6. Plastic bags these days indeed come in bright and flamboyant colours and tempt us to take them home with us. But the saying, “Appearances are deceptive” holds true for these plastic things too. Next time, hold back or go prepared to counter temptation with a cloth bag.

7. Try to plantat least few plants around our houses, I don’t think those are really unaffordable. Roses saplings hardly cost 10-20 Rs. each.

8. Try to segregate the different kinds of waste into Bio-Degradable (Fruit or vegetable waste) , Recyclable (waste Paper, paper products) and Electronics (Floppy disks, CD-ROMS ). Once you have segregated your thrash, look for specialized trash cans to throw them away.

 

9. Try to minimize the use of horns.Honkingdrastically increased and this adds to the noise pollution and does not provide a conducive environment to live in.

 

10. Use rechargeable batteries though it’s an expensive product, it’s one-time purchase. Recharge when required. (Same applies to cell-phones, MP3s, iPods and Laptops)

 

11. Remember to close water taps before preening in front of the mirror. Of course you are beautiful, but Water is a precious resource!
12. Let’s not just wake up and walk out of finished meetings and conferences with a sigh of relief, let us remember to turn off the lights and projectors too.
13. Take few minutes to learn about topics like ‘Global Warming‘ , ‘Air/Noise/Land/Water Pollution ‘ etc apart from constant surfing of News, Latest Gadgets, Movies and Music.

Men and Women!!!

 

Guys just a quick stressbuster for you… You might have read this somewhere, but still surely going to make you smile again!!! :-)

Some basic facts about Men and Women
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First Men:

1. All men are extremely busy.
2. Although they are so busy, they still have time for women.
3. Although they have time for women, they don’t really care for them.
4. Although they don’t really care for them, they always have one around.
5. Although they always have one around them, they always try their luck with others.
6. Although they try their luck with others, they get really pissed off if the woman leaves them.
7. Although the woman leaves them they still don’t learn from their mistakes and still try their luck with others.

 

Now Women:

1. The most important thing for a woman is financial security.
2. Although this is so important, they still go out and buy expensive clothes and stuff.
3. Although they always buy expensive clothes, again they NEVER have something to wear.
4. Although they never have something to wear, they always dress beautifully.
5. Although they always dress beautifully, their clothes are always just “an old rag”.
6. Although their clothes are always “just an old rag”, they still expect you to compliment them.
7. Although they expect you to compliment them, when you do, they don’t believe you.

Zoozoo: The new Vodafone endorser

Zoozoo, have you heard about them? The small, funny & cutest creature. Currently, they are one of the most popular, most discussed thing in India. Yes, Zoozoo are the latest brand endorser for Vodafone. They smile, laugh, blush and in fact they portray all emotions almost like a human being & for sure they are going to make you smile with their funny activities. These commercials are being broadcasted in between current IPL matches.

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I have been always impressed with vodafone commercials. Earlier that pug Cheeka & now zoozoos. Would you believe it if I tell you that these are not animated images but actual people like us with specially designed white outfits. Thin long limbs & egg shaped head bigger than normal head size makes them look funny. To keep hands & legs thin, intentionally women & children have been casted. Size of head is almost 3 times that of a normal adult’s head which makes these characters look short & funny with that big belly. :-) Yes men can do animations not only behind the screen or in shadows but on screen as well.

Prakash Varma, ad filmmaker has directed these creative ads. Hats off to entire team of campaign Zoozoo :-) They have proved that sometime ads are more entertaining than those boring programs. I love you Zoozoo!!! ;-)