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Me, Myself and Life


Shraddhanjali… Two doctoral students lost their lives at LSU

It is with immense grief and sadness that we announce the untimely deaths of two of our friends and colleagues; Kiran Kumar Allam and Chandrasekhar Reddy Komma.

We are outraged by the blatant violence that has brought an end to such precious lives and condemn it. As expatriates, we know how friends become family in this land away from home. And it is this family that we turn to in our hour of need.

We would take this opportunity to thank the community, faculty and students who attended the memorial service and acted as a show of strength for the families of Chandrashekhar and Kiran. Many offers of help were made and we hope we will be able to assist the families both financially and emotionally.

As part of our small but significant Indian community here in the USA, we ask you to extend your heartfelt support to the bereaved families of these two young men in these trying times. As a first step, LSU has established a support fund for the families of the victims. We urge you to donate generously. Those wishing to donate to the "Komma & Allam Support Fund" can do so online by visiting https://www.lsufoundation.org and scrolling down For the Benefit of:" select "Komma and Allam Support Fund" or send checks, made payable to LSU Foundation, to 3838 West Lakeshore Drive, Baton Rouge, LA 70808.

We would appreciate it if this information could be communicated across the country and that the Indian community in the US would stand as a united front with the families.


My bro pradeep got engaged : ) to Hema

Me, my younger brother and two cousins all grew together from childhood and its kind of strange that we never talked about marriage or what kind of girl each likes. Even though everyone of us knows about others pretty much everything. Anyways time will decide the best I guess and true indeed.

My elder brother Pradeep who is in New Zealand got engaged with Hema from Vijayawada this week. I was told Hema is very very patient and super cool, unlike my silly bro who looses his patience very quickly and often -- grrr. It's like east meeting the west. Hema -- please control and change this guy !! We have full confidence in you :)

Chaitu, Sony and me all of us congratulate both on their engagement and we are happy and super excited to welcome first of our vadhina's to our guys group. Can't wait to meet you all in Feb for the marriage.

More pics of us in facebook here and more pics of engagement are here..


Honesty and Sincerity --

Mr. Rogers, in 1969, went to the Washington to ask for funding for his children's TV program.

He recited the words to this little song, whose lyrics the children helped provide...

"What do you do with the mad that you feel?"

I need not tell anything more about him or his program, please watch the video.

He got $20 million in 6 minutes.


N0 hype.
No promises.
No big words.

Here goes - 6:50 minutes

So what do you do when you get mad ?


Happy Married life to Manoj and Indu

My close friend Manoj is getting married with my friend Indu this September 1'st. I wish them many many happy returns of the day .... oops i guess it should be I wish you Very Very Happy married life to you both.

Dude, you are very lucky to have Indu -- make sure she is happy forever. Otherwise you know how bad its gonna be from me.

Indu, you are very lucky to get Manoj, make sure you make him to do all the work ... please :)
Whenever he calls me and complains about house work, I owe you a treat. I mean it.

Manoj's hotline --- please call (+1 225 614 3184) this guy and wish him, whether you know him or not and ask for a treat, he is rich enough. Arn't you manoj ?? (Indu is reading too)

Both are blessed to have each other. Manoj and Indu in below pics. Leave your wishes and comments here, I will make sure both of them, gets your message.

Dude.. I changed your previous picture, upon Indu's request. She said you were not looking handsome itseems. May be you are in this. :) --- what say Indu ?

Wishes from Friends,


Hey Manoj and Indu.. U make an awesome pair !!!!!!

Wish u guys a very happy married life... Manoj I believe u must have known Indu pretty well by now (but there are few secrets ... just our roomies know abt it :)

If u wanna know them... get ready for a treat :D
Indu.. wht else can I say ???


First of all sorry for not being able to be present at the wedding (circumstances kudraleddhu emi chestamu :( ) ....

Wish you both HAPPY MARRIED LIFE... You both are perfect for each other....
Indu machipo kunda Manoj ni diamond set adugu..."ahh marchipoya" ani antaru..aina parledhu gurthu chestu undu....naku okasari cheparu Indu ki koni pedatha ani .. nenu proof ( :D)... illantivi inka koni koda cheparu naku ... avi ani chepali ante mari peda party e evali mari...
Have a nice stay in India ... c u back soon in USA ... please post the party schedule and place in USA.... so that we all can meet....Manoj party ekkada ........oka mata anukunte baga untundhi kada mari ....

KArun .... a pictures koncham paka pakana pedithe baga untayi kada ....kinda paina kakunda....
btw na dhegara oka too much picture undi Manoj dhi ... "bull tho fight chestuna Manoj" .. Indu pampana mari....


changin template... will be ready soon ..

hopefully..... yipeee completed... :)


Can I even get a fake number ?

I found these lines while googling around !! I liked them .. may be u might too :)

try them when U meet cutie cutie girl ;) ... who knows it might work like a charm !

"Give me three good reasons why I shouldn't buy you a drink. "
"Can I even get a fake number ? " --- my favorite
"Hey beautiful...that is your name right?"
"You're like a prize winning fish... I dont know whether to eat you or mount you."
"I may not be the best looking guy in here, but I'm the only one talking to you"
"Can I have your picture so I can show Santa what I want for Christmas?" -- what a classic !!
"First buy an ice cream and find a hot girl, then say "I'm sorry to bother you, but your melting my ice cream!"
"Did the sun come out or did you just smile at me?"
"What does it feel like to be the most beautiful girl in this room?"
"If I had a rose for every time I thought of you, I would be walking through my garden forever. "
"If I were a fly, I'd be all over you, because you're the shit! " --- Yuck! but funny :0
"My boys over there bet that I wouldn't be able to start a conversation with the most beautiful girl in the room. Want to buy some drinks with their money?"
"I bet I can kiss you on the lips without touching you." -- ya I bet

"Do you remember when you were a little kid and you wanted a toy really bad when you went to the store, but your mom wouldn't let you get it, no matter how much you begged?? Well that's how I feel about you."

"It's not my fault I fell in love, you're the one who tripped me! "

"I seem to have lost my phone number. Can I have yours? " -- I have a printed Tshirt
"Do you believe in love at first sight or should I walk by you again?" --- I can walk any number of times.


Life in calif ... :)... :( ... :-| --- I miss U :(

When I first moved to Calif, I was little worried about how am I gonna survive alone again.. It was the same fear I had when I first landed in US for my masters three years ago. But, everything is pretty much arranged by Indian Students Association and there are always seniors to guide/help along. Luckily in Calif, I landed with roommates,I cannot ask for any better persons/roomies. They are coolest of cool, they .. no we get along very good in any aspect, you might say from restaurant to night clubs... we rock !!

Not to mention again, calif is such a beautiful place to hang around. These are the places which I have visited recently...

1) Golden Gate -- should I tell anything more about it
2) 2500 mile drive from Baton rouge, LA to Mountian View, CA Pitstops Lasvegas, Albuquerque. Met Japji Hundal my old friend from engineering college in Chennai.
3) Lake Tahoe -- beautiful place, experience snow for the first time did ice skating, sun burned my eyes, had to take week off from office.
4) Yosemite --- visited twice :) , I love this place to the core, glacier point is amazing, we hickeed to vernal falls.-- > will visit with my girl again
5) Half moon bay beach -- played cricket and had super size snacks.
6) 17 mile pebble beach drive --ooops, we forgot to take camera :(
7) Sky diving -- 13000 feet free fall, was scary before the jump but during the free fall .. you are in shear force of gravity, after opening parachute I was in heaven, calm, floating in air and away from everyone, ofcourse except from my instructor ;)
8) numerous restaurants and night clubs .. currently spice hut restaurant in sunnyvale is on top of the charts.

During all these trips, I miss my friends from Baton Rouge very much. Three years of my masters would not have been so much fun without you all. There are certain things which I experienced and I might not experience in future. I don't know whether I will meet any of you people again or not. My time with AID India, Dr.Brygg and few my very close buddies is unforgettable. I love you all and would remember forever.
I miss U :(

P.S. Click on the links for the pictures.