30 January 2009

Bad ECOnomy

One of my friend was making a comment that, "I am buying a motorcycle when many people are getting pink slips.." Jokingly I commented, "It is said that, not spending during a bad economy would worsen the situation, and people should spend, which would make businesses prosper and economy would get better"

But this made me think about the prevalence of the pink-slip fear. I know some of my friends who are afraid of being laid-off and hence they work 24 hours doing almost 2+ person work a day, to make them valuable for the company. But the net effect is everyone does 2 people's work and the management would find that only half the number of people are enough. So they would cut the workforce!!! And most of the people who worked like a donkey to shield themselves from lay-off, would be laid-off...

Moral of the story: Prevention is better than cure, but make sure your prevention measures cannot be multiplied by a negative number.

27 January 2009

carom: one-sided game

One-sided game could mean something different in some games! In carom, it could mean that all the coins are all in one side of the board!

And yes, one-sided games in carom have high probability of becoming one-sided games! :)

26 January 2009

oneway - ஒரு வழிப்பாதை

one - ஒரு
way - வழி
way - பாதை


way = வழி
way = direction, path
வழி != direction

way = திசை
ஒரு திசை பாதை ?


hmmm may be
இரு வழிப்பாதை = 2 -lane road
ஒரு வழிப்பாதை = single lane road??

Marriage ceremony

அந்த நாள் வரை யார் காலிலும் விழாதவர்களை, மாற்றி மாற்றி பலர் காலில் விழ செய்து... No one is independent என உணர்த்தும் நாள்

This was written on 26th Jan 2009, but was not published. It is still interesting after 10 months for me, when I read it today.

09 January 2009