Saturday, May 02, 2009

Evening at Hermann Park


Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Swine Flu

• Swine Flu is a contagious respiratory disease that affect pigs
• The flu virus, including this one – a type A/H1N1 flu virus, is most commonly spread in liquid droplets made airborne by coughing or sneezing.
• When the flu spreads person to person, instead of from animals to humans, it can continue to mutate, making it harder to treat or fight, because people have no natural immunity.
• Symptoms include fever, runny nose, sore throat, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea.
• There is currently (as of April 27, 2009) no vaccine for swine flu.
• The acting head of the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) Dr. Richard Besser suggests " Americans planning to go to Mexico should put off their trips"

Possible Preventive Measures (Suggestions)

• Wash hands with soap or alcohol-based sanitizers
• Cover your mouth while sneezing or coughing
• Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth
• avoid contact with sick people
• Wear a face mask.

Stay safe out there.

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Golden Dragon Acrobats - Miller Theater Houston

It was a rainy evening and Me, Manasee, Manasee's mom, Ranjani, Charan and Madhu were pleasantly surprised by the "Golden Dragon Acrobats" performing at the Miller Outdoor Theater. I am not even going to try to put my astonishment in words. Here it is...Enjoy.

Disclaimer: Bad planning - Forgot to bring my video camera and hence the poor quality of the videos.

Act - 01

Act - 02

Act - 03

Act - 04

Act - 05

Act - 06

Act - 07

Act - 08

Act - 09

Act - 10

Act - 11


Professor Shoots 3 in Georgia

News about a professor of Marketing and Distribution shooting 3 people outside the University of Georgia campus. "George Zinkhan" a man in his early 50's is searched for killing 3 people. The police department in investigating this and the campus police is assisting the city cops.



Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Bull Shit - Sharia in Pakistan

Yes - that is right - Bull Shit is all I can say about Taliban trying to enforce "Islamic law aka Sharia" in Pakistan. What is the problem with people who think Islam calls to violate Human Rights?

I mean - being an ordinary human being blessed with below par writing skills - I am not able to express my disgust and anger through my words. Who on the face of mother earth gave these guys the right to violate woman. Just because these guys have dicks (or don't have one)- it does not mean that they can treat woman like the way they want to.

ughh - Taliban treating women - the mere thought makes me lose my appetite and makes me extremely angry. What the hell is Pakistan doing with all the military and the artillery they have. When some one calls "Democracy" non-Muslim - it sends a crystal clear message to the whole world - "WE DO NOT CARE ABOUT HUMAN RIGHTS!!!".

All said and done - folks in Pakistan are like brothers and sisters to my kin (my wife would strongly disagree). I am scared for them in my neighbouring country. All I can do is to pray to God for peace in Pakistan.


Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Homicide in Maryland - April 18, 2009 (contd...)

After some investigation over the last 2 days, the police department has come up with some information about this horrible incident. Christopher Wood had a 460,000 dollars debt in the form of unpaid bills and an unsold home in Florida.

Even though he was earning 97,000 dollars a year, Christopher had huge financial problems and hence lots of stress. As he was extremely frustrated with the situation - he had to resort to killing his whole family and in the end committing suicide also. Looks like he was under medication for depression and stuff.

Death - 5
Reason - Debt.



Saturday, April 18, 2009

Homicide in Maryland - April 18 2009

In Maryland, Christopher Wood, 34 killed his wife and 3 children on April 18. After this act of mercilessness - he kills himself also.

From CNN - I infer that he was working for a decent sized corporation. While the cops are conducting their investigation in that Maryland house - they have found several weapons and a shot gun also.

Looks like Christopher has left around 4 notes before committing this crime. Whatever the reasoning may be - this is unacceptable.



Thursday, April 16, 2009

Dumb or Not?

Me and Manasee were at the Abercrombie and Fitch showroom at the Galleria in Houston trying to return a shirt Saye had gifted. We had picked the replacement clothing and were standing in the line.

There was a cute girl from another country in the line 2 customers ahead and she turns to the couple in front of us and she was wondering if she had picked the correct perfume. The shop smelt of that perfume and she was confused if it smelt too much like a man. As I was also listening intently to the conversation - looks like it was a unisex perfume. I did the evil eye hook thing and let it go. Just a few minutes earlier - me and manasee were in the same predicament - now I felt less dumb.