Thursday, September 10, 2009

Time to celebrate

Posted by Varun | Thursday, September 10, 2009 | Category: , , , , , | 15 comments

It is my Dad's birthday on 11th October and since he will not be in India on that day, I have come up with a unique way to clebrate it here in Bengaluru. I have decideded to take part in two events. I have registered for one and yet to purchase tickets for another. Both the events are equally awesome and I am sure any person any where in this world would love to attend them.

Enjoy the teasers :)

To book tickets log on to

Yeah! Sonu Nigam Live. That's what the Poster says! I just cannot wait another month to attend this concert. I'll be booking the tickets by next week. Tickets are priced at 550,1100 and 2200. A touch too high but then I am sure it will be worth every paisa.

For registration and more information, Log on to

After the success of Bengaluru Marathon, it is time of cycle enthisiasts to do something similar. Yes, It it Cyclathon time! It is sponsored by BSA Hercules and is a Network 18 venture. I have already registered for this event and am looking forward to being a part of the first Bengaluru Cyclathon. Join me and get healthy. I'll be taking part in the 'Green Ride'.
Did you know about any of these events? Are you planning to attend them? Let me know if you do...
Apart from dad's birthday and these events there is one very important reason for me to celebrate! It is finally confirmed that we will be getting our salary hikes this year. We might get it next week! Yey, Yippe!! Yey!!. Can't stop grinning :D
From now on, I am planning to end all my posts with a Did you know section!. It might or might not be related to the post but will definintely be something new. Let me know if I should continue it or not! I promise it will not be techie stuff all the time. There are lot more interesting things happening in this world.
Did you know: Yahoo have launched thier own version of twitter (The world famous micro blogging site). It is called meme. You can create your accounts there in two ways. Either through invitation from your friends or through a waiting list which is quite long. I have created mine! When are you creating yours!?
My meme's titled Goodness Gracious Me(me) -

Saturday, September 5, 2009

New Darling of Tennis

Posted by Varun | Saturday, September 5, 2009 | Category: , , , , | 14 comments

Source: Google Images

She is just seventeen but can beat the best on her day! She is ranked seventy in the world and third in America after Williams sisters.

She has just shocked Elena Dementieva (The Olympic Gold Medalist) and Maria Sharapova (US Open Champion - 06, Wimbledon Champion - 04) in the current US open and is now going to take on Nadia Petrova in the round of 16. Guess she has taken a liking to the ova's and eva's of Tennis.

Even though I was rooting for Maria Sharapova and was very disappointed that she didn't win, the three hour match made me stand up, applaud and congratulate the teen. It was an error-prone match for Sharapova. She committed around 65 unforced errors out of which 21 were double faults. She is seriously struggling with her serve. I hope she works on it and comes back strong in her next tournament.

We cannot take anything away from the teenager though. She has been playing her best tennis and achieving the results. Her agility in the court and strong forehand makes up for the power tennis that other players play. She is a fighter and a true American at heart.

Here's wishing her all the best for her next match. Hope she wins it! Irrespective of whether she wins her next match or not, the new darling of tennis has won herself a new fan!

She is none other than Melanie Oudin.

Addendum: There were two other noteworthy upsets yesterday. Both of them after I fell asleep :)
- Another teenager Petra Kvitova (19 years) has defeated the World No. 1 Dinara Safina. These upsets have made life easier for the Williams sisters and I hate to see them both in the finals. I hope there are two more upsets in the women's draw :)
- Andy Roddick has been shown the door in a five set thriller by an unseeded American John Isner.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Don't forget to read the 16th Point

Posted by Varun | Wednesday, September 2, 2009 | Category: , | 29 comments

I did this tag only because it is a no holds barred tag. Had fun doing it! Thanks Spike for tagging me.

1. Grab the book nearest to you, turn on page 18 and find line 4.
"He stared at it". Book closest to me - The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.
2. Stretch your left arm out as far as you can & catch air?
Naa... I caught a water bottle
3. What is the last thing you watched on TV?
Dejavu in Hindi. Wo haath se nikal raha hai. Usse pakdo! LOL :)
4. Without looking, guess what time it is?
12:30 pm
5. Now look at the clock, what is the actual time?
12:36 pm
6. With the exception of the computer, what can you hear?
Sounds of tring tring and few colleagues discussing work!
7. When did you last step outside? What were you doing?
I stepped outside to come to office.
8. Before you started this Q&As, what did you look at?
Gtalk chat window and my Google reader window.
9. What are you wearing?
Beige trousers (I know! It is very confusing but I know what colour beige is) / Striped maroon shirt.
10. When did you last laugh?
Last night. When my little nephew uttered something in his own language.
11. What is on the walls of the room you are in?
Paint and lots of posters.
12. Seen anything weird lately?
Promos of London Dreams. Two old guys dreaming of becoming rock stars! Wow! Can there be anything weird than this!? :)
13. What do you think of this quiz?
Brilliant! Complete time pass!
14. What is the last film you saw?
Woody Allen's critically acclaimed Annie Hall (1977).
15. If you became a multimillionaire overnight, what would you buy?-
I'll invest it and become a multi billionaire first and will then think about spending it. A villa overlooking the beach, A Formula 1 team, A SUV are probably the first things I'll buy.

This is cheating! You cannot scroll directly to 16th point. Go back to 1 and
don't skip 16 :)

Tell me something about you that I dunno!
My blog crossed ten thousand hits last week. Yey!! Yippee!! Thanks readers. You are all awesome! Keep visiting Varun's Digital Diary :)
17. If you could change one thing about the world, regardless of guilt or politics, what would you do?
I'll probably erase the poverty line. Rest would fall in its place automatically.
18. Do you like to Dance?
Yeah... Dhan Te Nan :)
19/20. Imagine your first child is a girl /boy, what do you call her/him?
My imagination is not very good. I would have been an artist otherwise. I will think about the name when it is the right time for it. Will probably pick any one that google is not able to search :)
21. Would you ever consider living abroad?
Yes. But, Ye Mera India. I love my India. I'll come back for sure.
22. What do you want GOD to say to you when you reach the pearly gates?
Hey Buddy! I just closed the Pearly gates. It is full. Go home and come back whenever you desire. Get out now. Shoo :)

I am not tagging anyone in particular. Anybody who liked the tag is free to pick it up.