Monday, December 29, 2008
27 Nov 08; It was raining heavily on that day, I managed to come from office to home in the bike. Need not mention the flooded roads, pits and the idiotic drivers (including me). During the way back I saw couple of snakes crossing the road; No exclamation needed for that sentence because it is very common here when it rains here. Frogs making the sound in joy and the snakes having a good feast on them. You get to see many kind of them from water snakes to the poisonous one.
As I entered my house, was getting ready to refresh myself when I heard my father calling me outside. I realized it was one of those which made him call me. It was not a small one nor too big. He was there calmly near the car tire. I always had a wish of catching a snake in my hand. Of course being at home my parents where shouting not to catch it, fortunately my sis supported me, so got the gloves and off I go to catch it, since it was near the tire I did not find it convenient to catch him there so drove him away from the tire and then its action time, took it in my hand without and the little one was not aggressive. Took a couple of snaps and managed to scare a few. After having all the fun, I took him outside and put him in the open water stream. It was pretty good experience and I was satisfied. Well had to hear somethings from my parents and friends on how snakes are dangerous and poisonous and what not.
The snake would be keelback (not too sure about it). Thanks to my sis for doing that research..
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Monday, October 20, 2008
Sunday, October 12, 2008
Well it’s Navratri again and its time for this year’s Golu and like every year we managed to set up the golu, not a big one though we tried to make it with 5 steps this time. For those who are not aware of this, try this link http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/
To start with we have the temple idol at the top and the rest of the gods
Then we have a Gurukulam at the next step, managed to put my idea in this one; placed an idol of a gal and another guy chatting in the class (frying / kadalai) and there is this beer bottles in the middle of the class and there is one guy who hides one of the bottles for himself. Thanks to my nephew Varun’s idea of placing one of the bottle as if it was over .. that was a cool one.. Then we have this marriage ceremony set at the last setup. Well there are other idols and dolls included to fill in the place .. Here are the snaps of the golu.
Photo courtesy: my sis Uma Maheshwari (The future of architect :D) and nephew Varun alias Snehithan..
More photos @ http://picasaweb.google.com/deepak.dr83
Q3. Who is this god person anyway !?
Monday, August 4, 2008
Monday, February 4, 2008
Sunday, January 27, 2008
Saturday, January 26, 2008
Shares, the buzz word which I have been hearing a lot these days. So thought why not give a shot. And so it begins with my idbipaisabuilder account. People who have experience in the past guided me to do it with small investment (anyways I don't have a large amount to invest also that's a different story). Last week that is 21-Jan-08 to 25-Jan-08 the market was down and it was a pretty good time for retailers like me to invest in shares, keeping long term in mind. So I bought the shares of A group and B group companies. I prefer to stick with delivery than intraday stuff. Hmm but the brokerage rate is pretty painful not to mention the tax. One of my colleagues whose doing this for a long time advised me to keep the shares for a long term at least a year, in which case you need pay tax, ok that’s a relief..
Some things which experienced people told me about share market business..
- Never be too greedy cause you could loose everything..
- Tension, a thing which should be managed properly..
- Long term investments are a good idea..
- Invest in all possible sectors, not concentrating on a particular sector like IT, power etc.
- Start with a small investment..
Another good investment is the IPO’s (Initial public offering).. Order it, get it and sell it .. Simple as that.. but before buying the IPO of that company have a background check of that company.. talking of IPO’s lets see how Reliance Power is getting allocated.. Many of my friends, colleagues and family members have applied for it..
Apart from this if you really want to stay out of the ticker, scrip code, 52week low/high.. Another solution Mutual Funds, put the money and you can stay relaxed at least to some extent. Because you are sure of minimum returns..
Last but one least, do vote for the poll which you will find at the top of the blog..
Lastly .. MUTUAL FUNDS ARE SUBJECT TO MARKET RISK. PLEASE READ THE OFFER DOCUMENT CAREFULLY BEFORE INVESTING.