Tuesday, April 25, 2006

John and Joel...

Well, I am at home...taking a small break away from work and all that crap..

So thought it appropriate that I put in the pics of 2 of my good friends. These guys kept me sane all those years back when I was really bored to be studying in Nagercoil. I hated it cause all my close friends had left to study in different places and I was the only one stuck in my hometown. Thanks guys...



and John.


Friday, April 21, 2006

Fearsome Foursome....

Sounds corny - agreed......but just love this photo....


Thursday, April 20, 2006

No title....

Well, since I am uploading all my photos on my Flickr account now, I come across some really hilarious or pics that take me back in time.....

The good ol' days - and I was one who hates using that sentence!!. I have this germ of an idea where I will try to upload some pics here on the blog, everyday...lets see....

Here's the one for today.


Thursday, April 13, 2006

Secular Humanism

The Affirmations of Humanism:
A Statement of Principles

* We are committed to the application of reason and science to the understanding of the universe and to the solving of human problems.
* We deplore efforts to denigrate human intelligence, to seek to explain the world in supernatural terms, and to look outside nature for salvation.
* We believe that scientific discovery and technology can contribute to the betterment of human life.
* We believe in an open and pluralistic society and that democracy is the best guarantee of protecting human rights from authoritarian elites and repressive majorities.
* We are committed to the principle of the separation of church and state.
* We cultivate the arts of negotiation and compromise as a means of resolving differences and achieving mutual understanding.
* We are concerned with securing justice and fairness in society and with eliminating discrimination and intolerance.
* We believe in supporting the disadvantaged and the handicapped so that they will be able to help themselves.
* We attempt to transcend divisive parochial loyalties based on race, religion, gender, nationality, creed, class, sexual orientation, or ethnicity, and strive to work together for the common good of humanity.
* We want to protect and enhance the earth, to preserve it for future generations, and to avoid inflicting needless suffering on other species.
* We believe in enjoying life here and now and in developing our creative talents to their fullest.
* We believe in the cultivation of moral excellence.
* We respect the right to privacy. Mature adults should be allowed to fulfill their aspirations, to express their sexual preferences, to exercise reproductive freedom, to have access to comprehensive and informed health-care, and to die with dignity.
* We believe in the common moral decencies: altruism, integrity, honesty, truthfulness, responsibility. Humanist ethics is amenable to critical, rational guidance. There are normative standards that we discover together. Moral principles are tested by their consequences.
* We are deeply concerned with the moral education of our children. We want to nourish reason and compassion.
* We are engaged by the arts no less than by the sciences.
* We are citizens of the universe and are excited by discoveries still to be made in the cosmos.
* We are skeptical of untested claims to knowledge, and we are open to novel ideas and seek new departures in our thinking.
* We affirm humanism as a realistic alternative to theologies of despair and ideologies of violence and as a source of rich personal significance and genuine satisfaction in the service to others.
* We believe in optimism rather than pessimism, hope rather than despair, learning in the place of dogma, truth instead of ignorance, joy rather than guilt or sin, tolerance in the place of fear, love instead of hatred, compassion over selfishness, beauty instead of ugliness, and reason rather than blind faith or irrationality.
* We believe in the fullest realization of the best and noblest that we are capable of as human beings.

Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Read 'em and Weep!!

Well, I finally got my Flickr Pro account. Many people may think it a waste to spend just over a 1000 bucks on an online account, but I just love Flickr and how much easier it makes to store images online. And there are loads and loads of stuff that you can do on Flickr. I am sure that Anwin and Karthik will vouch for that.

On a different note, I was uploading some old images that I had on my computer. Came across this image....

All I can say is look at em and weep...


Monday, April 03, 2006


Got a mail from one of my old friends from school.... AnanthaKrishnan......was a wunderkid in studies and did very well in school.....

A true nerd, if I may affectionately put it.....he blogs!!

And here is his blog......

On a different note, the weekend was a good one with Renie dropping in from Chennai...