Wednesday, March 21, 2007

National Defence Academy:Part 3

Finally, the D Day came. Everyone was real tensed about the result. Even i was tensed, not about the result, about the class gettogether we had arranged in Husain's house that week. I was damn sure that I will be home in another 24 hours.

Sqn. Leader. Pankaj Jha started calling out the numbers of selected candidates. After No:28, I was almost sure No:31 would be the next, he was a friend of mine. So I was getting myself ready to clap for him, and I heared the sound " Number Thirty...Two"....and I started clapping. It took almost 10 secs for me to understand that it was my number. Oh Shit! I din want this. I knew that it would be very difficult to go out,taking the TA.

We were called upon stage, and some senior officer gave us an IAF cap. WOW! i felt good! Ok.. Thank You... I am Happy.... But i want to go home! Now the Sqn Leader was looking at me with a frown.... " Whats bugging you soo much Jose? anyway we will talk later. First let me see off those who din make it".....So, my friends Shon and Jayadevan left before me to Mysore City. I asked them to wait for me in City and book a ticket for me to go home, as I had decided to leave Mysore with them. After they left, officer started brainwashing me. He tried all means of tactics to convince me that going for the medical test to bglore, was worth the effort. I don't know how, but he finally convinced me! Sad part was that I couldn't contact Shon and Jayadevan to say this.[ they still bitch me for the time they wasted in Mysore , waiting for me, and I din turn up at all..sorry guys!]

12 of us [ or was it 13?] were taken to Mysore railway station. I was planning to calll home from the station. But we had to run for the train and hence couldn't call home. I was sure they will be worried, cause even they were sure I won't be involved in this upto this extent. A fellow cadet named Prakash had a small accident in between , and thus, we reached bangalore around 10pm with a casuality with us. It was only after we took him to hospital that I could call home. By the time, Pops had called the AFSB Mysore and knew abt me moving to Bangalore. We reached Institute of Aerospace Medicine near Airport, around 1 am. OMG! Hell of a day!

Next 10 days were the most jobless days of life, till then.[ I am a software engineer now, so the record doesnt exist anymore..:P]. We were supposed to undergo a very long boring series of medical check up sessions. Everyday forenoon, some session will be there. After 2 pm, we were free. Roamed around MG Road, BrigadeRoad etc everyday til we got sick of that. Forum and Garuda Mall wasnt there. KempFort was the Super Mall of bagalore. The Mess was awsome, royal food, royal stay and royal amenities. Still dont remember what all they checked. More than 20 X-Rays, One whole body Scan, measurment of physical features from tip to top, ECG,EEG etc etc.... and finally a full-strip physical check up. That was the funniest part of all.. hee hee hee........

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

A typical Working Day .....

Since I am having a tough time finding topics, and even tougher time finding some job to do, I am thinking of presenting a rough sketch of my daily schedule[ read it skedule,ishtyle!]....

Today:14th of March,2007 A.D

06.51 AM: "Jose, getup getup, ur turn to use the bath room, hurry up or we will miss the bus"

07.59 AM: "Beep...." Dont misunderstand, dats the sound of me swiping inside my work place

08.10 AM: My daily exercise of deleting forwards, mite take some time.. plzz bear.....

09.05 AM: Blogging in mother toungue is a wonderful experience, having the feel of it now!

09.20AM : Got this weird Idea, implementing it

09.30 AM: Time for a tea break.....

10.30 AM: Seems four of my teammates mite leave for HYD ths weekend....discussions going on...nyways, I am out of the lot...Peace..

11.30 AM: Have a new topic to work upon, Blogging in malayalam!!![]

12.30 PM: Lunch Break, with Malppaan Kunjettan, Gymman Darshan, Antonio etc..

1.00 PM: Regular Sweat session in Basket Ball Court. Only physical exercise in 24 hours..

2.00 PM: Spoorthy wants to treat Us, since she is leaving for chweet of her! WIsh other 3 also have the same feeling...

മലയാളം ബ്ലോഗ് !!!

എല്ലാവര്‍ക്കും തിമിരം , നമ്മള്‍ക്കെല്ലാവര്‍ക്കും തിമിരം,
മങ്ങിയ കാഴ്ച കള്‍ കണ്‍ഡു മടുത്തു, കണ്ണടകള്‍ വേണം,കണ്ണടകള്‍ വേണം....

മുരുഗന്‍ കാട്ടാക്കട


മഹാകവി വള്ള്ത്തോള്‍ പാടിയതു പോലെ...

" എത്ര വിദേശഭാഷാഭിജ്ഞനാകിലും,മര്‍ത്യനു തന്‍ ഭാഷ ഒന്നു കൊണ്‍ഡേ
ശക്തിയുണ്‍ഡായ് വരൂ ശക്തിമക്താകിയ ഹ്രിദ്വികാരത്തെ വെളിപ്പെടുത്താന്‍....."

ചില്ലറ അക്ഷരപിശകുകള്‍ പൊറുക്കാനും മറക്കാനും അപേക്ഷ!
ഇനിയും എഴുതാം....

Monday, March 12, 2007


Hey, I have seen in many blogs that people trying to translate Malayalam poems to english.. and the best work I have seen is Rakesh's..[]Today, with nothing else to do, I tried the idea with many poems I know but nothing seems to be working..So I m just trying something from the humorous point of view...

This is the honest translation of a famous Malayalam film Song.....atleast, thats what I m trying to do .And this cant be challenged in any Court of Law in India.....

" Hey Shameful Girl, In the corner of your naughty eyes..
Is that a flower, or a Lotus string or Honey or lovely moonlight ..
Is that raindrop, or a Coriander bud,or a fish or a rainbow..
Stay close to me touching; hey Touch-me-not girl..
Hey my princess, who lives in the castle in the Sky..

I recollected our childhood, when we built tiny little huts with crystal stones from the pure river..
the time when we rowed the tiny boat together..
Did you forget those days, when we shared the ripe mangoes with the squirrel?
Those sweet moments, these sweet moments....
I wonder which spell of magic is framing itself as Love...

RIP(Rest Is being Prepared.)

Thursday, March 8, 2007

For the Whizz Kid..

From now, the rain wont trouble Us.

Neither will the hot Sun.

'Cause I have a shelter in You,and I am one for You.

No more Cold chill, when We are warm in each other's embrace.

Now there is no Lonliness, there is one life before Us;

One Dream.. One Fate.. One single Destiny.

When dusk falls, I will turn around to see you with me,

I will take your hand and You will take mine.

And together We will turn back to the see the road We travelled,

to reach here-this moment of happiness.

Face front, the future lies ahead of Us.

A long winding walkway going beyond the horizon.

Every turning may reveal new hopes, shared laughter,

and a few drops of tears, God knows what all.

The Adventure has just begun....!

Tuesday, March 6, 2007

National Defence Academy:Part 2

Four days of selection and screening followed.. Cant recall how many exams I wrote.. None of them were very difficult or brain storming...Majority needed quick thinking and action. Like writing a story about a displayed picture in 3 minutes, Writing a complete sentence with a displayed word in half a minute, 60 such words attempted continously..etc etc. Once I put myself in the arena, I started enjoying the schedule. Early getup and Fall Inn, regular meals, TV and TT during breaks, Mysore City roaming etc were fun, particularly when there were people from all parts of India with me. Just like wherever i went, we formed a gang pretty soon. Me,Shon, Lygin, Lygin's friend from Kollam( Sorry man, I forgot ur name), Hari, KP, Jayadevan etc...

After 2 more days of classroom activities, we moved out to the physical part of the SSB. Oops! I really din want that to happen. Even in those days, I looked very athletic and fit, but I was very poor as far as the physical standards were considered. Initially we had group tasks, where a group of 8 had to perform some physical tasks. Again a smaller group where each one leads a team of 3 to some other task. Managed to overcome all those somehow. then came the worst part. Individual task test.

10 obstacles.. each one carrying as much point as the number of the item..Hope it makes it clear, the easiest one is No:1 and the most difficult one No:10. Once you finish all of them you are allowed to repeat any of the 10 items untill yur stipulated time of 3 min run out.

The officer started calling our numbers. Guys from military schools and all were bzzy finishing the 10 items and repeating the 10th one[ A 15 foot rope to climb up and down]... Even I started with full Josh....One.....Two.....Three.... Four... Five.. Si..err... Six wasnt that easy.. tried two more time but no use. I just glanced through the rest four items. Being a realistic and practical guy, I returned to the officer. He asked me to continue since I had more than one minute left. But i called it a quit. On our way to candidate mess, guys were discussing the points they scored. Happened to know that 95 was the max scored and overall average was almost 40. Guess, how much I scored? Better Calcualte it! When i said Fifteen, everyone replied" Fifty? tahts a good score man" . Once I corrected, majority gave me a kind of a weird look. They might have thought that I am bluffing them.. ha ha....

Then came the Personal Interview... I had with me only a sports shoes and some really freak shirts... Afterall, i was not at all planning to stay there for more than a couple of days.. So, I dressed up myself in a very informal attire for the personal interview. But my friend from Kollam, was shouting at me about my dress code. He forced me to wear a full sleeves of his, and to use the REd Tape shoes of his for the interview. Poor me, never knew or cared to know all this.... Interview was my best show in the whole SSB i think... The person who interviewed me was a very senior Officer, a Lt Colonel I think.. He was very cordial and friendly.. After enquiring about my academic history so far, he asked me to say about my district<>, about my daily routine etc. Then he asked me about my views on LTTE issue in SriLanka... I took my time to pour out whatever I know abt the matter. He seemed to be happy with it. Then came the Pak issue. Again I managed a fair response. Finally he asked me if I had any questions. I asked him about the frequent MIG crashes and he patiently assured me its not just because of the defective planes, its because of the careless pilots also. And he concluded saying that " Jose, we need smart pilots like you".. WOW! I enjoyed that.. he he......[2 be contd...]

PS: Me details will remain in the military records as No:32,M-NDA 6082,No:2 AFSB, Mysore for ever and ever......

Is there a better quote..???

During his battle with AIDS, from the world over, Arthur Ashe received letters from his

fans, one of which asked: "Why does God have to select you for such a bad disease"?

To this Arthur Ashe replied: The world over -- 50,000,000 children start playing tennis,

5,000,000 learn to play tennis, 500,000 learn professional tennis, 50,000 come to the circuit,

5,000 reach the grand slam, 50 reach Wimbledon, 4 to the semi-finals, 2 to the finals, When I

was holding a cup I never asked God "Why me?" And today in pain I should not be asking God,

"Why me?"

Monday, March 5, 2007

The Ten Commandments......

Hello Girl......

Do pay time to read the follwing guidelines...

1. You must have a good sense of humour.............
I hate explaning my jokes . Let me have my share of laughter for genuine jokes.

2. You must be God fearing......
I am proud and honoured to say that I am one......

3. You must be a 'family' girl.......
I really like gals with " I Dont Care " attitude.....But not 4 me! Frequency mismatch!

4. You must be proficient enough about Malayalam Films, Music and Literature.
I prefer topics of discussion like Mohanlal' s adaptability , (late)Raveendran's Versatility or (late) Basheer's Genuinity[ again the rhyme!] .. than.. Al Paccino, Iron Maiden or Orhan Pamuk.....

5. You must be a real keralite
Not just in words,in all means. I personally prefer to settle back in Kumarakom, my home land. And i guess it will be mutually beneficial if you too can....I too agree that its good to be in California, London or Melbourne. But, no place is as good as your own place.

6. You must have basic info about Politics,atleast Kerala Politics
Initially I dont mind which stream of thought you belong to, I m sure I will eventually deviate you back to mine..[:)].. But a stand like " I am not interested in Politics" makes you a Moron, Socially Impotent and above all "not qualified" for me....

7.You must cook well..atleast fish....

I am very sensitive to the food that i gulp down.. Not at all a junkie.... So a god cooking hand is always a plus point.... I am a strictly non veggie...

8. You must not be a HeadMistress, Warden, Jailor or Mentor for me....Take your place..Stay there...

9. The Red Traingle might not be applicable to Us always...

If you need an explanation, Come after a few years.....

10. Freedom of Life

I live the life the way I like to live, and You live the life the way I want you to live... Yeah!!! I will be an autocrat!!!!!!!

NB: the "Girl" I mentioned above, is the One who is there waiting for me... I m sure many wont be able to agree with all these terms and conditions...So this will help me find that single lucky privileged Angel of mine....:)

Sunday, March 4, 2007

My Portfolio....

Thanx Aswin[], I was smoking my brains out for a Blog theme... oops.... may be u too copied it from some one .. doesnt matter....

1. Yourself: Born Mature[ Don cry aaahh..!!, mymom says so, my school mates say so, even my teachers say so], I m not very keen to be acquainted to each and everyone I come across. But once tagged, thats for a life time. Those who are lost in between, I really take pain to track them back.

2. Your galfriend/spouse: Hmm??? Lemme me ask her what she is....[:)]

3. Your hair: The very normal 'ishtyle' that every saloon can provide... in Malayalam its called "Patta", dont know the anglo counterpart.

4.Your Parents: The best Double Team I have ever seen. hey I mean it! Dont know how two people of entirely contrasting life styles and visions can pair up to be the most effective Couple in town. The preachers of Arranged Marriages may highlight them as perfect epitomes for their cause[ with my consent..:)].. Appa is an easy going, a bit careless and ' take-life-as-and-when-it-comes ' kinda person... Amma, for the last 24 years, was trying hard to make her Husband and her two " born-to- father" [Yadha Pitha, Thadha Puthra]sons ,understand that there should be some kind of an order for everything in life...poor amma.... evide nannakan???? I am an ambitious guy, but my ambitions are very primitive and simple. And the best among them is I too want a family life just like this.. Not a penny more, Not a penny less!

5. Your dream last night: I dream every single night, but 5 min after I getup I forget everything. Dont think it unusual, many people have the same experience daily. So will update this query some other time..

6. Your favorite drink: [a]Tea..strong tea.. real strong tea.....
[b] Toddy....fresh, fizzy, sweet!

7. Your dream car: Mitzz Lancer[ I told na? I dont dream wild]

8. The room you are in: My bedroom for the last 6 months....No:22, 4th Cross, II Main, Vidyaranyapura, Bangalore

9. Your ex: Sometimes, Silence speaks louder than words.

10. Your fear: Losing myself in the modern vibrant virtual world.

11. What do you want to be in 10 years? : Jose Joseph IAS, District Collector, Alleppey[ Y alleppey? I like the Collector's Residence in Allepey.. Near the beach....]

12. Who you hung out with last Sunday ? Had a nice time with Husain, Vidhu and Soumya. Saw the movie "Bridge to Terabithya"[ Thanx Adeeth!]..Lunch....Afternoon session of Soumya's nonstop laathicharge... How can a person talk in such terrific quantities???

13. What you're not? A flirt....

14. One of your dream shots: Presidentship of my country[The max an Indian can dream logically]

15. Time: Never waits .......

16. The last thing you did: Attended a phone call

17. What are you wearing? Bedroom attire....Night Trouser and a Tee

18. Your favorite weather:My Kumarakom, My Heaven

19. Your favorite book: Khasakinte Ithihasam.. DOnno how many more time I should read it to understand what the Master had in his mind[ May his soul, RIP]

20. The last thing you ate: A few banana chips...

21. Your life: Taking its due course, mild bends at regular intervals, yet to face a sharp deviation but I am expecting one in the near future

22. Your mood:Always Jolly, Masth majaa maadi!

23. Your best friend: Vidhu Mariam George

24. What are you thinking about right now? About the topic of Indian freedom struggle I am planning to finish today

25. Your car: The good old maruthi Omni at home...I can do wonders* when I am on its wheel

[*-Conditions Apply]

26. What are you doing at the moment? I am bzzy climbing down the Mt.Everest with my both hands in cuffs[ He He, i wanted to prick U for nothng, hence the question and the qweird answer.. Meya Kulpaa]

27. What is the weather like? Pleasant

28. When is the last time you laughed? Thats not a good question for Me, I luv laughing real loud and making others laugh with me....