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Last weekend i had been to munnar with few of my friends. Without boring you all with a big description of what i did,Β  I would share the photos.. πŸ™‚
All i can say is, it’s an amaznig place with an amazing scenic beauty.

Here are the pics :



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It’s been ages since i have visited my own blog 😦

I have heard lots of em sayin ” Baghvan jagbi detha hai, chappar phad ke deta hai”…and now im experiencieng it. Initially whe was in IISc, i used to always think, there is no much work, when will i get into s/w company…But now, since i have started working, im fully loaded with work and have no time to do anything else other than work..

It’s been work work work all the while.. Let’s see how it goes ahead…

Keep visiting.. πŸ™‚

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A few days back most of would have experienced the new trojan worm that affected orkut. Most of the orkut users would have received a malicious link from other infected contacts. The Trojan posts a message in the user’s scrapbook area of the Orkut system.The message text is chosen by the attacker and can be a random sentence written in Brazilian Portuguese, such as the following:

Message example 1:

Opa, tudo bom? Eu criei um video com uma selecao de minhas fotos novas, clica ai pra ver – [MALICIOUS_LINK] – Esta bem legais!!!

Message example 2:

Oi… tudo bom? Como o orkut limita a quantidade de fotos que podem ser publicadas na minha conta, eu criei um slide com algumas fotos minhas, pra ver e so clicar clicar no link!!! [MALICIOUS_LINK] – Sei que vai gostar

Well there is a solution provided by norton to overcome this. Follow the work around provided in the following link


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Finally I get some space and time to compile a long awaited post about my trip to coorg πŸ™‚

Yes!!! I had been to coorg last Saturday, as some of my friends invited me to join them for the trip they were planning from a very long time. Thanks to them for inviting me. It was an amazing trip, one of the most memorable one I must say.

Well, after a hectic Fridays work, returning home back late night at 11:30 PM, I had to get by bags packed as I had to catch up with my friends early next morning. I left Bangalore the next morning at around 6 A.M.

We had our breakfast in Nalpak in Mysore and we were all all set to hit the roads to coorg. Friends, Music, a slight drizzle and a zooming car…what more can any one ask to have fun in a trip.

We reached a Tibet colony in the noon , and visited the Golden Temple. It’s a completely different culture, a well built temple with statues of Buddha ad two other saints. The way they pray, their scripture, it’s completely different. We all had a question in our mind when we were leaving the place as to what exactly does a Dragon signify in their culture..

After that we had our “So called Lunch” in some hotel. The best part that I noticed in the hotels of coorg is that, there are no servers; every hotel that we went had a buffet system, that’s something new that I had seen.

Okay…. So we headed towards Kushal Nagar, which is just a half hours drive from that place. We wandered there for a while playing around with the deers, monkeys ,elephants ( Yaane πŸ™‚ ), bamboo tree houses etc.

From kushalnagar we headed to Madikeri (Abbey falls). The way to madikeri was simply amazing, the roads covered with mist, drizzle and greenery around. It was Heavens. Simply amazing…just loved the drive. We reached abbey falls, had to walked down to the falls, though the water was dirty with the rains, we did not mind getting into the chilled ice cold water splashing water on everyone.

After playing around for a while we went to Omkareshwar temple, spent some time there and headed to King’s View Point, it was fully covered with clouds so could not see much though. We just spent some time there and went to our cottage.

Next day morning we were on our way back and had planned to visit TalaCauvery , NagarHole- safari ride and Irpu falls. Had to drop the talacauvery visit since the locals told that the temple was under construction and also it was raining the whole night , so we headed to irpu falls. Few of my friends got bitten by leaches on the way the falls and while playing in the water. Spent some good time over there and headed to Nagahole. Unfortunately we could not go on the safari ride as they had cancelled it since it was raining. We drove through the roads inside the forest to catch a few glimpse of deers, elephants and peacocks etc.

We all reached our respective places late in the night, the trip was over, only thing we have now are the beautiful memories to cherish. On the whole it was an amazing trip.. Hopefully we guys will have more trips to come.

Check out the pics here (I’m posting only a few of many πŸ˜‰ )




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6:50 AM and I’m still standing in a long queue to buy my tickets to catch a train to mysore, Announcements are going on that the train will be leaving at 7, and I’m impatiently waiting for the people to buy their tickets asap and buzz off from there.. luckily one guy didn’t have change so I caught him and told ill buy two tickets and he can pay me later, he agreed (he has to its his benefit), so I handed him over 100 bucks and told him to buy two tickets..

He got the tickets and we both ran to catch the train, we Just made it in time and got into
reservation compartment and settled down there comfortably.

The journey was good, met a few guys so spent time chatting with them. Reached Mysore at 10 :15 , hired a taxi (After lot of dilemma whether to take taxi or bus to go to
Dronahalli), finally decided to take a taxi and went. Reached there by 12:30, offered my prayers and was on my way back to Infy campus to meet my friend. Well was meeting after a very long time and had promised to meet, so had to keep up my word…..

Had a nice time spending time with friends after a long time, had lunch and spent time
together. well the procedure to get into the campus was a bit irritating but had to put up
with it..

Anyways what mattered is the memorable time spent with friends. I had to board a train at 5 so left the campus by 4:30 and reached the station again on time, bought the tickets and rushed into the train and believe me I had a horrible time traveling..

The train was jam packed and no place to sit nor to stand, went from one boogie to another in search of place but in vain, finally managed to stand near the door , and luckily got a seat to sit (On the foot Board).. It was a nice experience to travel sitting on the footboard…

Guys if u haven’t traveled that way , then i bet u should travel sitting on the footboard in
a jam packed train..

My 1st weekend after getting a job was well spent.. looking forward for more and more
adventurous trips..

Hopefully next time it’s Ooty..  

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Here is a video of how people drive here, have a look at it.. This is exactly how I feel everyone drives around..No one has an ounce of patience to wait..

What do you have to say about it

Video courtesy : higgums

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Here is my Johari Window, which describes my qualities selected by my friends.. it's a 30 people split-up, ans here's what my friends think of me..



(known to self and others)

friendly, helpful, loving, modest, organised, trustworthy

Blind Spot

(known only to others)

able, accepting, adaptable, bold, calm, caring, cheerful, clever, complex, confident, dependable, dignified, energetic, happy, idealistic, independent, intelligent, kind, knowledgeable, logical, mature, nervous, observant, patient, proud, quiet, reflective, relaxed, responsive, self-assertive, self-conscious, sensible, sentimental, shy, silly, warm, wise


(known only to self)


(known to nobody)

brave, extroverted, giving, ingenious, introverted, powerful, religious, searching, spontaneous, sympathetic, tense, witty

                                     Dominant Traits

60% of people agree that Donald Fernandes is friendly

                                                  All Percentages

able (20%) accepting (3%) adaptable (6%) bold (10%) brave (0%) calm (23%) caring (33%) cheerful (10%) clever (3%) complex (3%) confident (6%) dependable (13%) dignified (33%) energetic (6%) extroverted (0%) friendly (60%) giving (0%) happy (10%) helpful (43%) idealistic (6%) independent (3%) ingenious (0%) intelligent (20%) introverted (0%) kind (10%) knowledgeable (13%) logical (3%) loving (13%) mature (20%) modest (10%) nervous (3%) observant (10%) organised (6%) patient (10%) powerful (0%) proud (6%) quiet (16%) reflective (6%) relaxed (6%) religious (0%) responsive (3%) searching (0%) self-assertive (3%) self-conscious (3%) sensible (13%) sentimental (3%) shy (23%) silly (3%) spontaneous (0%) sympathetic (0%) tense (0%) trustworthy (40%) warm (6%) wise (13%) witty (0%)

Created by the Interactive Johari Window on 18.4.2006, using data from 30 respondents.
You can make your own Johari Window, or view Donald Fernandes's full data.

If you guys still want to say what you think about me the please do visit here and fill in the adjectives which u feel suite me the best.. πŸ™‚

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