Sunday, December 30, 2007

How to install update for Windows Defender-Microsoft XP

I got a lot of errors while trying to update Windows Defender. Finally, I found out a solution:-

1. Add Windows Defender to the list of allowed software.
2. Verify operating system using genuine Windows checker software.
3. Click on update button.

This should work!

Monday, July 02, 2007

In search of me!!

I feel like a lost soul. I search for happiness. I long for excitement in life. I feel like I live in poverty. Temporarily, I feel happy. I don't like answering calls. I feel disgusted. I get angry too quick. I feel irritated. Where is the me I knew??

Thursday, June 07, 2007

Jeremiah 29:13

And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart.

It is not the first time I have realized that the above golden words are "always" true. For 7 days, I was having a nightmare with one of the scripts that I was coding. This script will be used to monitor a particular application. But, for the only reason I could not decipher, it was failing at the production system. But yet, I knew from my past experience, that if I try ...I will certainly get it.

And yes, I got it!

My teammate Rekha is in a training programme so I must not disturb her.

But, I do not know whom to share my joy with. Also, I cant afford to run naked in around my workstation, shouting "Eureka, Eureka!” because of obvious reasons .

Well, then, I got reminded that I had my blogsite!!

And I want this particular incident to remind me in the future not to lose hope, for its proven fact-
"If you seek with your heart, you will get it".

Thursday, April 19, 2007

The Deja-Vu of Sunset!

18th April 2007- PWC, Bangalore

For "Deja-Vu", click here!

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Yumthang, Sikkim. The Switzerland of India

Switzerland is a mirror reflection of this place.

"Prayerflags flutter against tides of fury and ice..whisphers in pure delight!"

Yumthang, Sikkim-

Thanks Binki:) for letting me post it in my blogsite!

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Koramangala NGV Swimming Pool, Bangalore- Pictorresco's

Weekend (Saturday March 17th@the swimming pool, National Games Village, Koramangala, Bangalore)

Above :Splashing water at Subodh, my roomie.

Once ain't enough!! Once bitten, twice shy....

My roomie and I- Brothers in arms!!

Me underwater...believe it or not!!

Subodh's creativity: Crushed water bottle candle stand! Dude, you rock!

Thank God, its just 4 feet deep here and attitudinally right for me;)

Monday, March 12, 2007

The interpretation of Love through Science!

Love, explained by Mutual Inductance.

Whenever two coils are located so that the flux from one coil links with the turns of the other coil, a change of flux in one coil causes an emf to be induced in the other coil. This allows the energy from one coil to be transferred or coupled to the other coil. The two coils are said to be coupled or linked by the property of MUTUAL INDUCTANCE (M).

The amount of mutual inductance depends on the relative positions of the two coils. If the coils are separated a considerable distance, the amount of flux common to both coils is small and the mutual inductance is low. Conversely, if the coils are close together so that nearly all the flux of one coil links the turns of the other, the mutual inductance is high. The mutual inductance can be increased greatly by mounting the coils on a common iron core.

Glossary of terms:
Coils: People
Flux: Feelings
Emf(Electromotive force): Love
Relative positions: Distance
Common iron ore: Marriage

Thursday, March 08, 2007

Ode to the Spartans & My quote!

I Quote!! [Author's notes: After reading about "The Spartans"]

"It takes ages for the world to witness the courage of brave men and it takes twice as much to forget them!"

-(c) Sachin Tewari Chettri

Saturday, March 03, 2007

One of my memorable Saturday's!

Waking up on Saturday mornin with a hot mug of tea!

Its 6'o clock early morning on a beautiful saturday in Bangalore. A romantic that I am, the day began with my humming of old Kishore Kumar songs. Subodh was awake gettting ready for his office and as usual, seemed pleased.

"Bro, the new season of 'Weeds' has come out and am getting it", he said with a glint of achievement.

I could hear some movie being played in his computer and so asked him what it was.

"Its the old one-Weeds-Series 1. Remember the last episode where the lady looks in the mirror wearing the DEA jacket. I have reached there", he said.

Above: "Weeds"-Series 1

"Well, fine! Sounds good to me", I said.

Now, I wanted to desperately listen to a song and switched on my laptop.

But, the internet wasn't working. And why would it?

Thanks to my roomie with his set of running torrents, and I can't blame him either because at the end of the day, we are both delighted when we get the things that we want to have a look at.

Anyways, so after getting hold of the bandwidth, I started looking out for some nepali songs on the internet. I remembered Rahul posting me the link from where the user could download songs.

The first link that I came across was "Kanchi hai Kanchi" and it really made me nostalgic. I bet that the feeling is more intense if you have not been home for the last 2 years and it is an early saturday morning.

On clicking the link, I was re-directed to where I came across several other songs that made me feel real good.

Well, now I need to logout from the system. It has been a proven fact that my saturday's and sunday's are more hectic compared to normal weekdays.

I certainly have lots of things to do today- having a haircut, doing the laundry, cleaning up my room, going for a swim with my 'yesterday purchased' swimming gear and going for a movie!

To end this post, here is an irony, the thought for the day!

Too often I would hear men boast of the miles covered that day, rarely of what they had seen. -Louis L'Amour, novelist (1908-1988)

Friday, March 02, 2007

PWC Bangalore and déjà vu!

"dixitque Deus fiat lux et facta est lux!"

"And said God let there be light, and there was light"

1st March 2007- PWC Bangalore

17th Feb 2007- PWC, Bangalore

déjà vu

Thursday, March 01, 2007

Star Galleria- Mexican French connection!

Star Galleria

My Mexican French connection without the connectors :(

Agya Thinley's brother Kinley- The DUDE!!

The Middleware team- "Rekha(left pane) and I(right pane)!"

Sumiran- "'Yeah, it takes time to clean my teeth after 2 days!"

Sumiran-"Oye, kay haereko ....??"

Walking down the lines with Osho!

Gifted by Sumiran on my visit to Pune, 23rd-25th Feb 2007!

Tuesday, February 27, 2007

The interpretation of love through Cricket!

[[Author's notes: this idea came up during a small tea break in office!]]

Interview with a cricketer who is a software engineer and unfortunately a bachelor!!.

And so, Raj, when are you giving me the good news?

Well, the preparation for the World Cup has begun. I am looking forward to it this year but I got to perform well in the upcoming series to finally get a selection call for the World Cup...

Common man, one quarter of the year is about to end and you are yet to play in a series.

Yes, buddy. First of all, I had not decided of playing the World cup this year. So, playing in a series to prove myself and choose my worthy opponent wasn’t there in the cards. Now, that I am practicing on a daily basis, I really have to play against a few opponents so that I get selected for the World Cup, where I want to emerge victorious.

How do you rate your opponents of the upcoming series?

Well, the team from “Andheri” is not performing well despite the fact that it has had many series prior to this one. I would not rate this team highly. I had a similar experience prior to this. There was a huge hue and cry about the team from “Bandra” but it turned out to be a lop-sided game. The media had portrayed them with high grandeur but I beat them convincingly. I hate to play against minnows.

The media always hypes, or for that matter, over-hypes, so I hate to comment further and would take each opponent like the way they deserve to be treated.

What would you count on to take the team that would give you a fight?

Well, I am going to the fitness club on a regular basis and improving my persona. The trainer is helping me shape up and tone my body. I had no problems with my technique, looking at my past performances. So, I guess I will be able to come out victorious.

Would you mind loosing to a good side?

Winning and losing is a part of the game. So, no worries. There is always another series where you can perform well. Remember, as I have always said “Form is temporary but class is permanent.”


World Cup: Marriage

Upcoming series: Looking for bride as in “Matrimonial sites”

Worthy opponent: Possible wife

Practicing on a daily basis: Checking profiles on the internet

Team from Andheri: Married, now divorced.

Team from Bandra: A girl who had a great profile in the matrimonial site but she wasn’t impressive.

Media: Matrimonial sites.

Technique: Talents

Past performance: Past relationships.

Losing to a good side: Getting a great gal but getting rejected by her.

Monday, February 26, 2007

An interview of "me with I"

[[Author's notes: Self-appraisal and future goals, interviewed by my alter-ego :)]]

“Future is a futuristic term”!!

In conversation with Sash, in my Blog-column “Me with I”!

Good morning Sash. It’s good to see you nice and healthy. I hope you are having a great day.

Good morning to you too. Yes, I am. It’s a bright Thursday in this beautiful city.

  1. So, let me start with the first question. How was the year 2006 for you?

It was one of the best years in my life, in all respects viz. socially, professionally and mentally. My health was good and so was my growth in professional life. I was mentally more determined then ever and socially, grooved well with new frens and still managed to keep up the ole charm with the older folks.

  1. What were your achievements in the year 2006?

Well, honestly, it had to be in terms of professional life. I got a good appraisal first from my ex-employer and then, in the month of August, I got a great offer (Read: Laden with a good package) from my current company. Further, I got a chance to visit the United States for official work, in the month of December. The very fact that the trip was the “first in my family” said it all about the thrill and joy I had.

  1. Tell me more about your US Trip. How was it?

I have only two words to sum it all- TOTAL FUN! It’s a great country with an overwhelming majority of disciplined people. The people are direct and to the point and prefer their privacy and respect other’s as well. Culturally, we are very different. So, that made it an experience worth remembering. The best thing I liked about Plano, Texas was the traffic rules. It was a nice feeling to see people following traffic rules 24/7.

The initial two weekends were boring given the fact that we were forced to stay in our hotel because we (Rekha and I) did not have a car and in the US, especially Plano, Texas, it becomes a necessity. The DART service (Dallas Area Road Transport) provides buses to different places but it is limited and arrives and departs at scheduled timings from selected points.

REKHA AND I- Partners in crime.

Hiring cabs is an expensive affair so we avoided it, keeping in mind our limited budget.

However, after ten days, we were fortunate to meet a NRI Gujarati family(Keyur Bhai, his wife Sunita, his brother Avi Bhai and their daddy) and our fortunes changed. I would say they were my best hosts till date given the fact that they took us to their house and treated us like their family members.

Keyur and Sunita- Perfect couples!

And the rest, as they say is forever etched in my memory- Trip to Irving, Arlington, Richardson, Carrolton, Addison and Garland(to mention a few), the new years party at Raddison Hotel in Texas, Christmas party at my manager’s house, amazing shopping spree at Kohl’s, Tom Thumb, Best Buy, Walmart and Circuit City(Again, to mention a few)!.

  1. Did you have any bad experiences there?

No, none in particular, except for the fact that I missed India and Indian food prepared in Indian way.

  1. What are your plans for the future?

Future is a futuristic term. I believe in the moment. I want to give the best to my company and be a good son to my family.

  1. What do you do on weekends?

Well, the weekends are the days that I long for. I have recently learnt swimming and it has become my passion. I go along to National Games Village along with my ole friends.

Dammie(Daman Pant) - In the backdrop of NGV swimming pool!

Its exciting and I am not complaining even though I have tanned myself.

Thank you Sash for your time. Wish you great success in the years to come. This interview was taken on Thursday, 22nd of Feb 2007.

Financial planning when you are in 20's- In Pittoresco's!

[[Author's notes: Click on the images and take a printout]]

Investment plans for "Software Engineers" in age group of 20's earning salary 3,00,000 p.a.
-A great article from Deccan Airlines's passengers magazine.

Saturday, February 24, 2007

Snaps from my Pune Trip: In Pittoresco's!

Snaps from my Pune trip - Taken Saturday 24th February 2007.

Greenpeace: A small step for you, a giant leap for the nation

..A small step for you, a giant leap for the nation...!

We complain of dirty roads, blocked drains, dusty tracks, traffic.......INDIA..
But, have we realized....??

"We are the ones throwing cigarrette buds into the drain or on the street.."
"We are the ones switching lanes as per our convenience and breaking traffic rules..."
"We are the ones immaculately cleaning our houses and leaving the mess on the road".

So, it's WE who are behind this mess.. ... the mess that glooms over our country's image.

It is our mess rather than complaining, let's get into action and change for the better.

I have already started to cleanse my part of this ruckus and well, it kinda seems to work.


There is a power cut, my roomie is not at home and my roomie's PC starts beeping. I know the battery wont last more than 5 minutes. Do I leave it beeping until the battery drains out or do I switch off his PC and the UPS? Now, I might think- "I have told him many a times to switch off his PC before going out, so let the damn thing be as it is!!". Or I might ask myself, "If this was my PC, would I have left it beeping?".

And, when you ask yourself this simple question, you would naturally go and switch off the PC.

It is a simple solution of self realization and it is really easy to practice in your day to day life.

So, the next time you are about to throw a cigarrette bud in your fren's western pot, after your morning ritual, spare a moment and ask yourself a single question- "If this was my toilet, would I have done the same??".

"Ah!, honestly, well, NO because when the drain blocks, I will have to pay the plumber for fixing it..."

And, if you stop there and start to look for an ashtray....I would say, "It was a moment of pure thought but a thought worth cherishing millions of time......!!"

I Quote!

I Quote ...

"As long as you have the dough, you can always do!"-Sachin Tewari©

Hoping against Hope... A glimmer of hope!

...Hoping against Hope....

There is a glimmer of hope that I might be re-united with my poem book in the near future...Thanks Ruchi for sharing this news with me.

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Darjeeling in pictures!

"Take me up to the paradise hills where the grass is green and the girls are pretty. oh…take me home…" Thanks Anand for giving me the copyrights©