Saturday, November 29, 2008

New York City


Some of my friends came from Nashvillae and all are getting ready to enjoy the beauty of the New York City.

9:24 AM Started at Home
10:35 AM reached to NY
We had parked our vehicle in a paid parking area. Searched for our friends. Then had a break-fast in Burger shop.
We found difficulty in getting the day pass for the TRASIT and finally got that after spoke to a shop owner and the counter clerk. The day pass is for about $7.5.
We then went to Ferry and walked down to Cruise to get to see the Statue of Liberty. I bought the tickets and got to know that the next cruise will be by 3:00 PM and there is a big Q to enter in to the cruise. I got doubt that we will also miss the 3PM cruise and decided not to visit this and cancelled the tickets at the counter.

Then, back to Ferry station and took the ferry to have a small trip there and enjoyed that very well. During this, we had nearly went to Statue of Liberty.

Then, walk down to Wall street, America Stock Exchange, Ground Zero and WTC 7.

Then, took a sub-urban to Penn station and also visited the Empire State Building as observation guide. But nothing thrill.

Then, had Pizza as dinner in Pizza Hut and walked down to Times Square. It is really amazing experience. We had given a 'Thanks and Bye' to my friends, who are driving back to Washing DC tonight.

During this, I gotta see 'Rikshaws' in New York city. It was really really surprise to me as every body in India gets ignored the 'Rikshaw' people.

Finally took a train to Canal St and drove the car to Home and reached safely.
11:24 PM at Home (27, Scherer Ct, Trenton, NJ 08648)

Haaaa... Haa.a..a.a................... Good experience.

~ Gangadhar Kotu

Atlantic City


Some of my friends came from Nashvillae and We got started to spend some time in Atlantic City (The famous for Casinos).

We have reached city by 8:20 PM, gathered and disbursed by quoting like 'Meet again by 10PM to have dinner'.

People are playing the Casino and Poker games like anything and the bearers are also like ('Donno what to say') almost natural serving their coffee and Soda for their customers.

I couldn't still understand how the game works and what measures they are taking to play the game.

Hahahaha.. In between says like "Yeah.. I won. Thats it..". I donno for what and how....

We had a very good dinner in a Pakistani restaurant and get back to Casino. This time all disbursed to gather by 12:00 AM. But this time, differently we enjoyed the musical garden and people are dancing to the music played by musicians. Important thing to infom is there was lady dancing for about 1 hour time almost. Do you have any guess how much older she is? Do you think 25, 30, 40, 45, 50, ....... You might be wrong. But her age was about 70. She was dancing more time than the younger and youngest joyers.

We started back to our home by 12:30 almost and reached here by 2:15 AM.

Going on.. on.... on.....

Gangadhar Kotu

Thanks Giving


It was like a crazy to grab the deals on the Thanks giving day. I understood that the malls will be very crowdy.

Me and my friends went to malls to roam around and to grab the stuff if we can.
a. Wall mart - nothing great deal items left
b. Best Buy - some are left in the deals but not useful for me
c. Target - nothing great deals left
d. Kohls -tried to get some shoe as we like it. But we understood the deal will be about $20 and after sometime got to know that those shoe were about $40. Then dropped to buy.
e. Circuit City - The deal items are almost gone. But tried to get the Cam corder (good one) and stood in the Q as directed by one of the sales executive. But another executive told that, no more stock on that too. Oops, all hopes are lost.
f. JC Penny - Not much can be purchased
g. Old Navy - I had purchased a T-shirt for about $5 as that suits to my swetter.
h. Sears - Nothing I had purchased
i. Camera shop - I had asked for the cam corder and understood that the stock was empty and they told me to get it in a day or two as they will get the new stock. Hope to get this atleast :)
j. A Dollar shop: just roamed there but all most all items are for about $1.
k. American Eagles: No deals
l. fye: No deals specific.

I wasn't make my self to wake up by early hours to grab the deals. Anyways, people have got good deals...

~ Gangadhar Kotu

Hooters Restaurant


Funny.. things...

I went to Hooters restaurant with my friends to have dinner there. I found that the bearer are in half nude and no male bearers in that restaurant. Seems to be that is very common in US.

We had some chicken stuff and came back and some of my friends are not happy with the servings.

Gangadhar Kotu

Thursday, November 27, 2008

First Car driving


Today, I had started learning 'Driving' (for the first time in the life) and drove for about a mile and was so happy that I didn't use the accelerator :( . And my friend 'Sudhakar' helped me in this.

And one more thing, I got to know that the car can move @ 5 miles speed with out using accelerator, and this was the first information which I learnt.

Also drove for 10 meters in the reverse direction.

The experience gave me more happy and got guts to learn. But I didn't go on to the road and practicing in my office space.

Look for more updates later.

~ Gangadhar Kotu

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

House warming ceremony


On Saturday (22nd Nov 08), I had attended the House Warming Ceremony of my family friend (Chandra Sekhar Raju) here in New Jersey.

I was really thrilled to have a function like that as I never heard that the functions will be done as like in Andhra. But it was an amazing experience.

The Priest was from Andhra and they are working for an Organization. I donno how that organization is managed by getting the priests from Andhra. (Might be visitor visas or business visas).

They does the Pooja as like what we do have in our areas in Andhra.

I was quite happy to see like that and gave me good experience here.

Lunch followed: I had yellow rice (Telugu: 'Pulihora' and Chilli Bhajji) here and lot of other stuff also there. But as like yellow rice, I had much of it.

@@@@@ Nice experience....

~ Gangadhar Kotu

Monday, November 24, 2008



Till date, My life had given me more experiences. If I/You can answer the following properly, then I/you have a overview of your Life.

Who am I?
I have got a cast in the drama called 'Life' and the cast name is 'Gangadhar Kotu'. My script writer 'Brahma' and the director 'God' given some assignment on the Globe to perform some character in this whole drama.
What is my average life time?
Hope to be 65-70 years long character in the Drama.
What am I doing here (after birth)?
I am not known fully what I am performing. But without knowing the character, I had performed the 31 years of character in the drama. I have many co-artists in my drama like 'Parents', 'Friends' and 'Family'. I had been imposed by my co-artists and running the life along with them.
What am I supposed to do?
I am not aware but just following other characters.
Am I here to supress others life?
No. I am not. Not at all. But I am performing what I like. And not imposing by anybody (including inner sole).
Am I here to make others hurt?
No. I am not. Not at all.
Am I here to rule others life?
No. I am not. Not at all.
Am I doing right things on my daily routine?
Yes. I am doing right to my knowledge.
Am I selfish in the life?
Yes. I am selfish if it belongs to Personal as I donnot wanna expose my personal activities to outside and also doesn't allow anybody to disclose the same.
No. I am not selfish if it belongs to Public.
Am I jealous of others growth in Personal life?
No. I am not. Not at all.
Even if I am jealous, what I will get out of it with out I achieve the same. Instead of jealous, I try to achive the same; so that I become more happy by reaching to the state where I made me jealous.
Am I jealous of others growth in Work life?
Yes. I am quite bit jealous of others as the chances are just going with others on the way but not touching me even on the road. Even I am jealous, I was never hurt anybody and ever tried to hurt for that. But tried to express my feel with the superiors to get the chance.
Can I jealous of others for any reason?
No. Not at all.
If yes, you should not hurt them.
What did I achieve till now in the life?
I had achieved a little bit of happiness and happiness.
What am I supposed to achieve futher?
Little more happiness and happiness. I can also help the people who are in need if possible.
Can I yell others for my happiness?
No. Not at all. I should never try to do that. I can only share (but not express) my feels with others to make the life better.
Can I help others rather than troubling?
Yes. I can always help others with full heart but not imposed by anyone. I should never ever trouble any individual in the so called 'Life'.
What should be my lifetime achievements?
Happiness, Happiness, Happiness.

These are the questions, everybody would have in their mind. But just for the reason like we have to be happy, we make many mistakes but never commit the same. In most of the cases, when ever we do a mistake, cannot be rolled back. It is always better to commit the same. So that who ever suffered, become happy rather than suffering again.

What is Happiness? :)

To my knowledge, Happiness is the state of mind.

"Happiness is an emotion associated with feelings ranging from contentment and satisfaction to bliss and intense joy."

Biological approach

The evolutionary perspective offers an alternative approach to understand what happiness or quality of life is about. Briefly, the questions to be answered are: What features are included in the brain that allows humans to distinguish between positive and negative states of mind, and why did evolution add these features? Answering these questions points towards an understanding of what happiness is about and how to best exploit the capacities of the brain that humans are endowed with.

Here are some quotes:

a. Happiness is the most achievable asset in the world rather than money, ... anything.
- Gangadhar Kotu
b. Arise, Awake and Stop Not till the goal is reached ..!!
- Swami Vivekananda

~Gangadhar Kotu

Sunday, November 23, 2008

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Tuesday, November 18, 2008

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Sunday, November 16, 2008

My Birthday

The celebration of my birthday this year was very pale as I am alone from family, is the primary effect. Due to far away (I am in New Jersey and my family is in & near by Ongole, Andhra Pradesh, India) from family, they couldn't wish me on time. I made a call to them (Wife, Mother, Father & Sister-in-law) and got the wishes.

Two of my friends Lakshmikanth and Prasad wished me in advance.

I got wishes from my mother-in-law, brother-in-law and sister-in-law in advance.

My cousin Gopi conveyed the wishes through GTalk.

Apart from this, two of my darlings 'Gomathi & Sujatha' (used to call my female friends as Darlings) conveyed the wishes through mails, sent the greetings through and that was little bit embrassive even close friends forgot abt this.

Kumar Mukkala wished me on this event.

I was expected to see wishes from my best friends which didnt happen. But I am not much worried as I am able to perform what ever I am supposed to do as per the instuctions from GOD.

Forgot to tell, I informed to my room mates in New Jersey while we were at Intelli office and they both(Yaseen, Sudhakar) conveyed the wishes.

  • Celebrated this in USA (ofcourse no celebrations).
  • Passed the Knowledge Test.
  • Visited Intelligroup Inc office but couldn't enter in.
  • Visited Sri Durga Mandir located on Raymond Drive, US27 North, New Jersey.

By the time, I look back, the day got passed just like that. :(

~ Subhash Chandra Gangadhar Kotu

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Knowledge Test


I was been trying to prepare to get the Driving license from New Jersey since a month. Finally, I am prepared to attend the test tomorrow.

The links which I had prepared are given below.

NJ MVA site:
  • (Home page)
  • (Excercises)
  • (Sample Test)
Other school sites:

Now, with the last link, I got to know that I can only take the road test after 3 months of passing the knowledge test, which is really yelling me (as my project tenure gets closed by mid/end of december). Even though, I am ready to take the knowledge test and get prepared for the road test even 3 months time is there. Donno, by that time, whether I will be in either New Jersey or US or else...

If I am in New Jersey only, this test result will be useful for me. If not, hahahahaha.. hahahahah... fun.. fun... I WILL BE JUST LOOSING the fee of the TEST .. seems to be $10.

Assumption: Lemme consider in the different way, I donot take the knowledge test now as project closure will be in another month. By end of dec, I got the project for another 6 months in New Jersey itself. So, by Jan, I had appear for the test and need to w8 till APR'09 to appear for ROAD Test. Unnecessarily, I will be loosing a month time instead of $10. Which is so costly than the $10 amount.

So, Finally decided to appear for the test. (I had already lost a month by now by thinking the previous way..... :) )

Moral: TIME is more VALUABLE than the MONEY in Hand.

~Gangadhar Kotu

Friday, November 14, 2008

Hitachi 1TB SATA Harddisk

Hard disk Model:
HITACHI Deskstar 7K1000 HDS721010KLA330 (0A35155) 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM
Pros: High capacity for relatively low price
Cons: 1. As of now my machine never goes into standby mode anymore. I hear it (the computer) cycle down the main drive and attempt to cycle down the Hitachi, but then the Hitachi drive spins back up right away.

I downloaded a piece of software from Hitachi that let's you change the APM (advanced power management) settings of the drive, It comes factory set to "disabled", but none of the other settings work any better.

2. This drive seems to get tangled up in temporary
USB connections (e.g. memory stick, MP3) and then when you 'safely shutdown' the USB device the computer loses all visibility to the Hitachi. Only a power off reset clears this. What the heck?
Other Thoughts: Content on selling page should stress this is OEM - no SATA data cable and unformatted, no instructions of any kind in the package.

We need to leave the computer on all the time because of Media Center needing to wake up and record shows, but now this drive refuses to go into standby mode, spinning all the time - very frustrating. It worked perfectly with just the boot drive.

Loss of drive visibility when USB devices are removed is maddening.

ModelBrandHITACHISeriesDeskstar 7K1000ModelHDS721010KLA330 (0A35155)PerformanceInterfaceSATA 3.0Gb/sCapacity1TBRPM7200 RPMCache32MBAverage Seek Time8.5msAverage Latency4.17msPhysical SpecForm Factor3.5"FeaturesFeaturesPerpendicular magnetic recording technology
Ramp load design increases shock protection and power savings
Thermal monitoring and fly height control enhance reliability
Three low-power idle modes boost power efficiency
Silent seek acoustics achieve ultra-quiet operation
Host/drive authentication for hardware security

Remark in my Leadership

It is been 3 years in the Leadership.

Today, I had asked my colleague to come to office (after office hours) in India to finish of some tasks due to time difference as I am in New Jersey. Which is pretty bad and a remark at my manager skills.

We should always try to manage the work with in office hours and be professional.

Don't ever be a selfish in work atleast (but in regular life).

---- Days are passing...