Daily conversation between husband & wife

Husband: aaj khane mein kya banaogi?..(.What will you cook today for dinner)

Wife: Jo aap kaho..whatevr you want
H: Dal chawal bana lo..make rice and lentil
W: Abhi kal hi to khaye the…but you ate them yesterday only
H: to sabji roti bana lo..then cook some vegetables and chapati’s
W: man nah ker raha hai Roti banane ka …..,I don’t feel like cooking chapati’s.
H: to chhole puri bana lo..then cook chhole poori
W: mujhe heavy heavy lagta hai..
H: eggs bhurji bana lo…
W: aaj guruvaar hai..Today is thursday
H: paraanthe?
W: raat ko paraanthe kaun khata hai??..who eats parantha at night?
H: Hotel se mangwa lete hain?..then we can order from Hotel.
W: roz roz hotel ka nahi khana chahiye. hotel food shouldnt be eaten frequently.
H: kadhi chawal?
W: dahi nahi hai..no curd.
H: idly sambar?
W: usme time lagega.pehle bolna chahiye tha na!!….its time consuming..you should have told earlier.
H: Soup hi bana lo, usme time nahi lagega…..then soup is enough, wont take time evn.
W: woh koi meal thodi hai? Pet nahi bharta..soup is not a meal, and not filling.
H: phir ab kya banaogi?.now what will you cook?
W: wo jo aap kaho .whatever you want.

This I got in email..since it was in Hindi, wherever I found necessary I have tranlated in English.

Places to visit in Bangalore (Part 1)

Hi Blogdosts,It was quite a sometime after marriage I wrote any post related to the place I traveled inside Bangalore, So here is the one

Every time in each weekend, we ended up with the question “Where we’ll go in this weekend?” Same roam around koramangala, visit Forum (movies and food court), or visit commercial street or Brigade road),it quite boring now, so I decided to search some places near by where we can go in a day or in evening and come back to home at same day.

I have taken reference from many travel site and local travels, so here is the list ,some of the places I already visited and some I am planning to visit in near future.

1) Lalbagh :- Well, This place is very common among tourists travel to Bangalore,You can know more information s about timing and places to visit inside Lalbagh from its official site here

“The Lalbagh Botanical Garden, Bangalore is of royal origin and was started initially as a private garden in an area of 40 acres by Hyder Ali, one of the most famous rulers of old Mysore in 1760. Initially designed in Mughal style, on the model of an extensive garden at Sira in Tumkur near Bangalore, this garden was further developed by Hyder Ali’s son Tipu Sultan and subsequently by the British and Indian doyens of horticulture by extension of area and addition of a number of plant species.

2) Tippu Sultan’s Summer Palace :-   The palace’s construction was started by Hyder Ali and completed by Tipu Sultan in 1791. This was one of Tipu Sultan’s summer retreats hence the name. It is a two-storied palace built of teak wood completely and has ornate pillars, arches and balconies. There are floral motifs painted on the walls and ceilings of the palace. There is a huge well-maintained garden leading from the entrance to the palace. Again, parking can be a problem as it is a very busy market area.

Timing :- Monday to Saturday 10 AM to 6PM , Sunday Close.

3)  Government Museum:- This is situated on Kasturba road. The museum, constructed in 1876, is one of the oldest in India and has a beautiful well maintained building with two exhibition floors. The museum has a wonderful collection of coins, weaponry, sculptures, inscriptions, old paintings and excavated items including those from Mohenjodaro!

Timing :- M-Tu 10 AM to 5 PM ,Wednesday close, Th-Sunday 10AM to 5PM.

4) Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium:-  It is situated near Raj,Bhavan Road also known as Kasturba Gandhi road / Cubbon park area as if you are new to Bangalore and going by Auto/Taxi,they know the road.

The planetarium was founded in 1989 and has a dome with 15 m diameter upon which the show is projected. There are exhibition halls which offer more information on astronomy. There is a weighing scale which shows one’s weight on all the planets and gives a print-out. Also there is a Science Park outside the Planetarium.  I have already visited this place, Camera is prohibited in show, but crowd did all photography.

Timings for show :- 12:30, 3:00,4:30,5:15 (For English), Monday close.

5) Indira Gandhi Musical Fountain and Park:-  It’s can be seen directly opposite to the Baal Bhavan Or ( Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium)  It is spread over 17 hectares of land and includes a play area for children. At the entrance to the park, there is a railway engine placed in honor of the then Central Railway Minister, C K Jaffer Sharief, who presented the musical fountain in 1995. The musical show consists of synchronized rhythmic dancing of the fountains based on multimedia technology along with both Hindi and Kannada songs and lights which makes it a visual and audio delight.

Timings:- Show timings 7PM and 8PM, Monday close and second tuesday of the month close.

6) ISKCON Temple :-   The International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) temple in Bangalore city is situated near  Harekrishna Hill, West Of Chord Road, Rajaji Nagar on a hillock called “Hare Krishna Hill”. The huge cultural complex is quite wonderful and has all the facilities. But one has to give all belongings (except purses) including camera. But people still take snaps using mobiles!!!!!! there is  the “buffer” system; which is quite tedious to be frank and especially when you fall behind someone who traverses the path actually stepping on stone tiles one at a time while chanting the mantra( Hare Ram Hare Ram, Ram Ram Hare Hare, Hare Krishna Hare Krishna, Krishna Krishna Hare Hare). And after all that one gets to see the idols and pray for just two seconds and is forced to move along!! ,there are three temples mainly, one higher than the earlier. The construction of the place, the interiors, the gold-plated Dwajastambha (flag post) at 17m high and the gold plated kalash shikara at 8.5m high are pretty impressive. On the return path, there are all sort of shops selling various mementos, dress materials, stationery items, idols and even tasty food items and sweets. we also purchased some Krishna Idols for gifting and some for home use, and we tried Dhokla and Samosa also..:D , One does get hungry after all that walking! There is free distribution of prasadam too. The place can get very very crowded during evening so beware! you can get more information on it’s official site here

Timings for darshana: 4.15 am to 5 am, 7.15 am to 12.50 pm and 4 pm to 8.20 pm everyday.

Will be continuing this in next blog post. Happy weekend to you all.

Change before you have to (or before it becomes too late)

All through my life, I knew what was right but I could not engage in it. All through my life, I knew what was wrong, but I could not abstain from it.” – King Duryodhan on his deathbed, in the great Indian epic Mahabharata (3102 BC)

Story Line:
This series about change covers the beliefs and forces that cause people to resist change.

What are some of the things that hinder or prevent positive change?
1. My way is the only way and others can take the highway. King Duryodhan, the most powerful and intelligent man of his era, knew that failure to change his behaviors and techniques could lead to his downfall and the demise of his empire. However, his blind ambition (with added ego) prevented him from changing his behaviors to what he knew was right.

2. You’ve got to do your own growing, no matter how tall your father was aka “The Way We Were Syndrome” i.e., resting on past glories of their culture, family and company history. What matters is what you do NOW. Past is history, tomorrow is mystery, TODAY is REALITY.

3. As long as the others change it will be good i.e., Expecting others to change while refusing to change our own behavior. Change begins with you and it does not begin until you do. The best way to inspire people to change is by our actions and results.

4. Your successful path will block your vision to the future i.e., clinging to the practices that have made us successful and not recognizing the environmental forces dictating fundamental changes.

5. Old habits die hard or you die with them. Dennis Waitley, in “Psychology of Winning”, narrates a story about a tribe in one country. Research showed that high premature death rate in that tribe was due to the disease created by some kind of insects in the area where they lived. But they refused to move to better place offered by the government and continued dying. There are many similar examples all around us.

6. Failure to recognize the “Web of Life”. All things are connected. Whatever befalls the earth befalls the sons and daughters of the earth. Man did not weave the web of life; he is merely a strand in it. Whatever he does to the web, he does to himself. These words represent the wisdom of the ages from every culture: “As we sow, so shall we reap.” Just look at the root causes of the recent global economic collapse, wars, natural disasters, spread of diseases, crimes and all kinds of excursions.

7. Those who never learn from history are forever condemned to repeat it. No further words needed for this.

Reflection: There is an age old saying “Only thing constant in life is change.” Then by resisting change, one is going against the very process that keeps them alive (Life).

Visual Studio Tip and Tricks: Get Public Key Token for a Strong Named Assembly using VS external tools

I picked up this trick from one of the msdn blog and I have found it useful on many occasions so I thought that I would share it.

In Visual Studio, go to the Tools menu and click the External Tools menu item. This will bring up the External Tools dialog.  The image below shows the information that I have added to add a new menu item called ‘Get SN Public Token’.

The command is the path to sn.exe which can be in different places depending on your VS version. The easiest way to find it is to open a VS Command Prompt and type “where sn.exe”.

The arguments field is set to -T and then the $(TargetPath) variable. The “Use Output Window” option is checked so that the results will be shown in the VS output window. After clicking OK, this will be enabled as a menu item as shown below.

The output for this command will be displayed in the output window. This also works if you have multiple projects in the same solution. Just highlight the project in Solution Explorer and then click the menu item.Happy Coding>;-)

.NET Framework 4.0 New GAC Locations

This is what I observed today;
There are now 2 distinct GAC locations that you have to manage as of the .NET 4.0 Framework release.
The GAC was split into two based on each CLR (2.0, 3.5 AND 4.0). The CLR version used for both .NET Framework 2.0 and .NET Framework 3.5 is CLR 2.0.

To avoid issues between CLR 2.0 and CLR 4.0, the GAC is now split into private GAC’s for each runtime. The main change is that CLR v2.0 applications now cannot see CLR v4.0 assemblies in the GAC..:-)

In previous .NET versions, when I installed a .NET assembly into the GAC (using gacutil.exe or even drag and drop to the c:\windows\assembly or Run assembly directory), I could find it .With .NET 4.0, GAC is now located in the ‘C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\assembly’ path.

In order to install a dll to the .NET 4.0 GAC it is necessary to use the gacutil found C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft SDKs\Windows\v7.0A\Bin\GacUtil.exe In addition, you can no longer use the drag n’ drop (in reality the drag n’ drop really executed the gacutil via a windows explorer extension).unfortunately there is no Windows explorer console available for .Net 4.0..:-(

After you use the gacutil.exe -i {path to dll} you can view that it is indeed in the gac via gacutil -l (which will list all dlls in the gac). I used this command and piped the results to a text file via > out.txt which made it easier to find the recently added component.

Now one more point to remember

For CLR v2.0, you can use C:\Windows\assembly\GAC_MSIL and see the folder representation of the registered assemblies similarly for CLR V4.0 you can use C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\assembly\GAC_MSIL and see the folders represent the registered assemblies.

Philosophy of Life

A boat docked in a tiny Mexican fishing village.
A tourist complimented the local fishermen on the quality of their fish and asked how long it took them to catch it.

“Not very long.” they answered in unison.

“Why didn’t you stay out longer and catch more?”

The fishermen explained that their small catches were sufficient to meet their needs and those of their families.

“But what do you do with the rest of your time?”

“We sleep late, fish a little, play with our children, and take siestas with our wives.
In the evenings, we go into the village to see our friends, have a few drinks, play the guitar, and sing a few songs.

We have a full life.”

The tourist interrupted,

“I have an MBA from Harvard and I can help you!
You should start by fishing longer every day.
You can then sell the extra fish you catch.
With the extra revenue, you can buy a bigger boat.”

“And after that?”

“With the extra money the larger boat will bring, you can buy a second one and a third one and so on until you have an entire fleet of trawlers.
Instead of selling your fish to a middle man, you can then negotiate directly with the processing plants and maybe even open your own plant.

You can then leave this little village and move to Mexico City, Los Angeles, or even New York City!

From there you can direct your huge new enterprise.”

“How long would that take?”

“Twenty, perhaps twenty-five years.” replied the tourist.

“And after that?”

“Afterwards? Well my friend, that’s when it gets really interesting, ” answered the tourist, laughing. “When your business gets really big, you can start buying and selling stocks and make millions!”

“Millions? Really? And after that?” asked the fishermen.

“After that you’ll be able to retire,
live in a tiny village near the coast,
sleep late, play with your children,
catch a few fish, take a siesta with your wife
and spend your evenings drinking and enjoying your friends.”

“With all due respect sir, but that’s exactly what we are doing now. So what’s the point wasting twenty-five years?” asked the Mexicans.

This story is also true for software guy..:-) Lolzzzzzz

And the moral of this story is:

Know where you’re going in life….you may already be there

A Man Without Any Bad Habit……

Once a man was waiting for a taxi.

A beggar came along and asked him for some money. The man ignored him. But
being a professional, the beggar kept on pestering him. The man became
irritated when he realized that the beggar would not leave him alone unless
he parts with some money.

Suddenly an idea struck him.He told the beggar, “I do not have money, but
if you tell me what you want to do with the money, I will certainly help
you.” “I would have bought a cup of tea”, replied the beggar.

The man said, “Sorry man. I can offer you a cigarette instead of tea”. He
then took a pack of cigarettes from his pocket and offered one to the
beggar.

The beggar told, “I don’t smoke as it is injurious to health.”

The man smiled and took a bottle of whisky from his pocket and told the
beggar, “Here, take this bottle and enjoy the stuff. It is really good”.

The beggar refused by saying, “Alcohol muddles the brain and damages the
liver”.

The man smiled again. He told the beggar, “I am going to the race
course.Come with me and I will arrange for some tickets and we will place
bets. If we win, you take the whole amount and leave me alone”.

As before, the beggar politely refused the latest offer by saying, “Sorry
sir, I can’t come with you as betting on horses is a bad habit.”

Suddenly the man felt relieved and asked the beggar to come to his home
with him. Finally, the beggar’s face lit up in anticipation of receiving at
least something from the man. But he still had his doubts and asked the
man, “Why do you want me to go to your house with you”.




The man replied, “I always wanted to show my wife how a man with no bad
habits will look like.”