Bladez

copper Wire-la Connection kuduththA adhu MINSAARAM
manja Kire-la Connection KuduththA adhu SAMSAARAM

nAma yennadhAn vizhundhu vizhundhu padichchAlum
paper-a thiruthara vAththiyAr padichchirundhAdhAn
mArk-u !

yennadhAn pal doctor-a irudhAlum, seruppu kadichcha
adhoda palla pudunga mudiyAdhu !

. : : ANNA UNIV Thaththuvam : : .
yennAdhAn Nee 4oo page padichchAlum unnAla
44 page-kku maela yezhudha mudiyAdhu !

yennadhAn meenukku thanneela neendha therinjAlum
adhAla meen kulambula neendha mudiyAdhu !

COLLEGE is for KNOWLEDGE
KNOWLEDGE if for LIFE
LIFE is for WIFE
which cuts ur LIFE
So never choose ur WIFE in COLLEGE LIFE !

vidiya vidiya TV odinAlum adhAla
oatta pandhayththula kalandhukka mudiyAdhu

kozhikku yevvalavudhAn theeni poattAlum adhu
muttadhAn poadum 100/100 poadumA ?

south India-la nArthanga kidaikkum
north India-la southanga kidaikkuma?

Iron box-la iron panna mudiyum
pencil box-la pencil panna mudiyuma ?

nee bus-la yaerinAlum, bus un maela yaerinAlum
ticket vAnga poaradhu needhan !

tool box-la TOOLS irukkum anA
match box-la MATH irukkumA ?

E adichchA E sAgum
KOSu adichchA KOSu sAgum
PHONE adichcha PHONE sAguma ?

CREAM biscuit-la CREAM irukkum
NAI biscuit-la NAI irukkuma ?

Bike-la poi ‘FIGURE’-ra correct pannalAm
anA ‘FIGURE’-yae correct pannittu irundhA
BIKE vAnga mudiyadhu

kAdalikkira ponnungalellAm kAdhalidhAn anA
kalyAnam pannikka poara ponnungallAm kalyAni kidaiyAdhu

innaikku thoongina nAlaikku nAlaikku yenthirikkalAm
anA nAlaikku thoongina innaikku yenthirikka mudiyAthu !

bus-la collectarae yaerinAlum
mudhal seat-tu driver-kku dhAn

cycle carrier-la tiffin vachchu yeduththuttu poagalam
anA tiffin carrier-la cycle vachchu yeduththuttu poaga mudiyAthu

ticket vAngittu ulla poana adhu cinema theatre
ulla poittu ticket vAngina adhu operation theatre !

Nee yennadhAn costly mobile vachirundhAlum
adha yevvalavadhAn recharge pannAlum
unnAla unakku call panna mudiyAdhu

puyalAla karaya kadakka mudiyum
Ana karayAla puyala kadakka mudiyAdhu

oru yerumbu nenachchA 1000 yAnaya kadikkum
Ana 1000 yAna nenachchAlum
oru yerumba kooda kadikka mudiyAdhu

quarter adidhchi kuppura padukkalAm
Ana kuppura paduththu quarter adikka mudiyAdhu

train yennadhAn fast-a poanAlum
kadaisi potti kadaisee-la dhAn varum

poison paththu naal Ana pAyAsam Aga mudiyAdhu
but pAyAsam paththu naal Ana poison Ayidum

nee yevvalavu periya dance master-a irudhAlum
un saavakku unnAla Ada mudiyAdhu

train-ticket vAngi platform-la ukkAralAm
but platform ticket vAngi train-la poaga mudiyAdhu

railway station-la police station irukkum
Ana police station-la railway station irukkumA ?

Ambalainga adi pattA Ambulance varum
pombulainga adi patta pombulance varuma ?

engineering college-la padichi engineer AgalAm
Ana presidency college-la padichi president Aga mudiyumA ?

Bus-stop kitta wait pannA bus varum
Full stop kitta wait panna FULL varuma ?

Auto driver-ala auto oatta mudiyum
Screw driver-ala Screw oatta mudiyuma ?

mukkAli-la ukkAralAm nAkkali-la ukkaralAm
Ana thakkAli-la ukkAra mudiyumA ?

yennadhAn JAVA-la threads irundhAlum
adha vachchi lungi neyya mudiyuma ?

minnala pArtha kannu podium
pArkalaena minnal poidum !

yennadhAn karunAnidhi DMK-la irundhAlum
avar veetu Maadu AMMA-nnu dhAn kaththum

pAmbu yeththana thadava padam yeduththAlum
adhAla oru thadava kooda theatre-la
release panna mudiyAdhu

lover’s day annaikku lover-a kiss pannalAm
mother’s day annaikku mother-a kiss pannalAm
Ana teacher’s day annaikky
teacher-a kiss panna mudiyuma

Naama adichcha adhu mottai
ThAnA vizundha adhu sottai

thalagAni-la thala vachchi paduththa Thookam varum
thandavAlathu-la thala vachchi paduththa
thookka aal varum

nAikku 4 kaal irundhAlum adhAla
STD kaalo, Local Kaalopanna muiyAdhu

Thaneela kappal poana – JOLLY
Kappal-la thanni poana GALI

yennadhAn kaal fast-a odinAlum
prize vaanga poaradhu kaidhAn

Death certificate thavira yella certificate-tum
Padichi vangalAm

Bus conductor thoongina
yaarumae ticket yedukka thevai illai
Ana driver thoongina
Yellarumaae ticket yeduthuduvoam

Naaya-la Vaala aatta mudiyum
Ana Vaalaa-la naaya aatta mudiyAdhu

Yendha stage-la venumnaalum paesalaam
Ana COMA stage-la mattum paesa mudiyaaddhu !

Paper podaravan – paper kaaran
Paal poadaravan – Paal Karan
Thabaal poadaravan – Thabal Kaaran
Pichchai poadaravan…….pichai kaaranA ?

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Computer Mahabharatham

Brahma – Systems Installation
Vishnu – Systems Administration & Support
Lakshmi – Finance and Accounts consultant
Saraswati – Training and Knowledge Management
Shiva DBA – Crash Specialist
Ganesh – Quality Assuarance & Documentation
Narada – Data transfer
Yama – Reorganization & Downsizing Consultant
Chitragupt – IDP & Personal Records
Apsaras – Downloadable Viruses
Devas – Mainframe Programmers
Surya – Solaris Administrator
Rakshasas – In house Hackers
Ravan – Internet Explorer WWW
Kumbhakarnan – Zombie Process
Lakshman – Support Software and Backup 
Hanuman – Linux/s390
Vaali – M$ Windows
Sugreeva – DOS
Jatayu – Firewall
Dronacharya – System Programmer
Vishwamitra – Sr. Manager Projects
 Shakuni  – Annual appraisal & Promotion
Valmiki – Technical Writer (Ramayana Sign off document)
Krishna – SDLC (Sudarshan Wheel Development Life Cycle)
Dharmaraj Yudhishthira – ISO Consultant (CMM level 5)
Abhimanyu – Trainee Programmer
Bhima – Mainframe Legacy System
Duryodhana – Microsoft product Written in VB
Karna – Contract programmer
Dhrutarashtra – Visual C++
Gandhari – Dreamweaver
100 Kauravas – Microsoft Service Packs and patches

Chennai Version of Windows 98

Bill Gates announced localised versions of Windows 98 in India. Here is a preview of the Tamil Version, Chennai style.
Note: Take a minute to read the word slowly..
Windows 98 Tamil version: “Jannal Thonootri-Ett(98)
The terminology File = pylu
Save = kaa-pa-thu
Save as = Aiye! ipdi kaa-pa-thu
Save All = elaathium kaa-pa-thu
Help = ayyo amma! kaa-pa-thu!
Find = thedu Ma!
Find Again = inoru thaba thedu ma!
Move = jaga vaangu
Mail = postu
Mailer=postuman
Zoom = persa kaatu
Zoom Out = velilavanthu persa kaatu
Open = thera, naina!
Close = pothiko
New = pucchu
Old = palsu
Replace = itha thooki athle athe thooki ithle podu!
Run = odu, naina!
Print = acchadi
Print Preview = proof paathu acchadi
Copy = bit adi
Cut = vetu – kuthu
Paste = ottu
Paste Special = nalla echcha thottu ottu
Delete = keesidu
View = look udu
Tools = spanneru
Toolsbar = spanner setu
Spreadsheet = bedsheetu, jamakkalam
Exit = odra dai
Compress = amukipodu
Mouse = eli
Click = Photo saththam
Scrollbar = inge angae alathadi
Pay Per View = dhudukku bayascoppu
Next = appaala
Previous = munaadi
Back = pinnade
Home = oor
Reload = puhussa load pannu
View = paakk
Find = thedi paaru
Go = nee podaa…
Default = eppadi irukkutho appadi thaan irukkum
Do = pannuda
Undo = thiruppi pannada net
Search = valai veesu thedu
Do you want to delete selected item? = Maiyalume thukirava?
Do you want to move selected item? = Maiyalume kadasidava?
Do you want to save selected item? = Maiyalume vachukkava?
Abort, Retry, Ignore = Mudichudu, innoru dhaba pannu, kandukathe!
General protection fault = Gali
Access denied = Kai veche keesiduven
Unrecoverable error = mobile courtla fine kattu
Operation illegal = Velurla 3 maasam
 

Internet Acronyms

Here is a list of some commonly used Acronyms used in e-Mails and Chatting zones.Get acquaintance with all the Acronyms that are given here for you.Do use these frequently so that U will not forget them easily!

 

Acronyms

 Its Expansion

@TEOTD At The End Of The Day
14AA41 One for All and All for One
2B or not 2B To Be Or Not To Be
2NITE Tonight
411 it means: info
4ever Forever
86 Out Of or Over
A/S/L Age/Sex/Location
AAAAA American Association Against Acronym Abuse
AAF As A Friend
AAK Asleep At Keyboard
AAMOF As A Matter Of Fact
AAMOI As A Matter Of Interest
AAR At Any Rate
AAR8 At Any Rate
AAS Alive And Smiling
AATK Always At The Keyboard
AAYF As Always, Your Friend
AB Ass Backwards
ABITHIWTIDB A bird In The Hand Is Worth Two In The Bush
ABT2 About To
ACD Alt Control Delete
ACE Access Control Entry
ACK Acknowledgement
ADAD Another Day Another Dollar
ADBB All Done Bye Bye
ADIH Another Day In Hell
ADIP Another Day In Paradise
ADR Address
AEAP As Early As Possible
AFAGAY A Friend As Good As You
AFAHMASP A Fool And His Money Are Soon Parted
AFAIC As Far As I’m Concerned
AFAICS As Far As I Can See
AFAICT As far As I can Tell
AFAIK As Far As I Know
AFAIU As Far As I Understand
AFAIUI As Far As I Understand It
AFAP As Far As Possible
AFAYC As Far As You’re Concerned
AFC Away From Computer
AFDN Any F***ing Day Now
AFIAA As Far As I Am Aware
AFINIAFI A Friend In Need Is A Friend Indeed
AFK Away From Keyboard
AFZ Acronym free zone
AGKWE And God Knows What Else
AIAMU And I’m A Monkey’s Uncle
AIH As It Happens
AIMB As I Mentioned Before
AIMP Always In My Prayers
AISE As I Said Earlier
AISI As I See It
AKA or a.k.a. Also Known As
ALAP As Late As Possible
ALOL Actually Laughing Out Loud
ALTG Act Locally, Think Globally
AMAP As Many As Possible
AMBW All My Best Wishes
AML All My Love
AND Any day now
ANFAWFOWS And Now For A Word Word From Our Web Sponsor
ANFSCD And Now For Something Completely Different
AOAS All Of A Sudden
AOB Abuse Of Bandwidth
AP Apple Pie
ASAFP As Soon As “Friggin” Possible
ASAP As Soon As Possible
ASL Age/Sex/Location
ASLMH Age/Sex/Location/Music/Hobbies
ATST At The Same Time
ATW All the Web or Around the Web
AWGTHTGTTA Are We Going To Have To Go Through This Again
AWGTHTGTTSA Are We Going To Have To Go Through This Sh** Again
AWOL Absent Without Leave
AYK As You Know
AYSOS Are You Stupid Or Something
AYTMTB And You’re Telling Me This Because?
B/C Because
B4 Before
B4N Bye For Now
B4U Before You
B4YKI Before You Know It
BAG Bursting A Gut
BAK Back At my Keyboard
BAU Business As Usual
BB4N Bye-Bye for Now
BBBG Bye Bye Be Good
BBFBBM Body By Fisher, Brains By Mattel
BBFN Bye-Bye for Now
BBIAB Be Back In A Bit
BBIAF Be Back In A Few
BBIAS Be Back In A Sec
BBIAW Be Back In A While
BBL Be Back Later
BBN Bye Bye Now
BBSD Be Back Soon Darling
BBSL Be Back Sooner or Later
BBT Be Back Tomorrow
BCBS Big Company, Big School
BCNU Be Seein’ You
BCOZ Because
BD Big Deal
BDC Big Dumb Company or Big Dot Com
BDN Big Damn Number
BEOS Nudge
BFD Big F***ing Deal
BFF Best Friends Forever
BFN Bye For Now
BHOF Bald Headed Old Fart
BIF Basis In Fact or Before I Forget
BIOYN Blow it Out Your Nose
BITD Back In The Day
BKA Better Known As
BM Byte Me
BMOTA Byte Me On The Ass
BNF Big Name Fan
BOHICA Bend Over Here It Comes Again
BR Bathroom
BRB Be Right Back
BRT Be Right There
BS Big Smile
BSF But Seriously, Folks
BT Byte This
BTA But Then Again or Before The Attacks
BTDT Been There Done That
BTDTGTS Been There, Done That, Got The T-shirt
BTHOOM Beats The Heck Out Of Me
BTSOOM Beats The Sh** Out Of Me
BTW By The Way
BTWBO Be There With Bells On
BW Best Wishes
BWDIK But What Do I Know?
BWO Black, White or Other
BYKT But you Knew That
C/P Cross Post
CB Chat brat
CFV Call For Vote
CIAO Goodbye (in Italian)
CID Consider It Done
CIS CompuServe Information Service
CMF Count My Fingers
CMIW Correct Me if I’m Wrong
COB Close Of Business
CofS Church of Scientology
C-P Sleepy
CRAFT Can’t Remember A F***ing Thing
CRAP Cheap Redundant Assorted Products
CRAT Can’t Remember A Thing
CRAWS Can’t Remember Anything Worth A Sh**
CRTLA Can’t Remember the Three-Letter Acronym
CSL Can’t Stop Laughing
C-T City
CTC Choking The Chicken
CU See You
CUL See You Later
CUL8ER See You Later
CUL8R See You Later
CUNS See You In School!
CWYL Chat With You Later
CY Calm Yourself
CYA Cover Your Ass
CYL See You Later
CYT See You Tomorrow
DARFC Ducking And Running For Cover
DBEYR Don’t Believe Everything You Read
DD Due Diligence
DDD Direct Distance Dial
DETI Don’t Even Think It
DF Dear Friend
DGA Don’t Go Anywhere
DGT Don’t Go There
DH Dear Hubby or Husband
DHYB Don’t Hold Your Breath
DIKU Do I Know You
DILLIGAD Do I Look Like I Give A Damn
DILLIGAS Do I Look Like I Give A Sh**
DIY Do It Yourself
DKDC Don’t Know Don’t Care
DL Download
DLTM Don’t Lie To Me
DMI Don’t Mention It
DNC Does Not Compute
DQYDJ Don’t Quit Your Day Job
DRIB Don’t Read If Busy
DUST Did You See That?
DWYM Does What You Mean
DYJHIW Don’t You Just Hate it When…
DYOFDW Do Your Own F***ing Dirty Work
DYSTSOTT Did You See The Size Of That Thing
E123 Easy as One, Two, Three
EAK Eating at Keyboard
EG Evil Grin
EL Evil Laugh
EM? Excuse Me?
EOD End Of Day
EOM End Of Message
ESO Equipment Smarter than Operator
EULA End-User License Agreement
EWI E-mailing While Intoxicated
EZ Easy
F2F Face-to-Face
FAB Features Attributes Benefits
FAQL Frequently Asked Questions List
FAWC For Anyone Who Cares
FBKS Failure Between Keyboard and Seat
FE Fatal Error
FF Friends Forever
FF&PN Fresh Fields and Pastures New
FISH First in, Still Here
FITB Fill in the Blanks
FO F*** Off
FOAF Friend Of A Friend
FOC Free of Charge
FOFL Falling on Floor Laughing
FRED F*#king Ridiculous Electronic Device
FTASB Faster Than A Speeding Bullet
FTL Faster Than Light
FTTB For The Time Being
FUBAR F***ed Up Beyond All Recognition
FUBB F***ed Up Beyond Belief
FUD Fear, Uncertainty, and Disinformation
FWD Forward
FWIW For What It’s Worth
FYA For Your Amusement
FYI For Your Information
FYIFV F*#k You I’m Fully Vested
FYM For Your Misinformation
GA Go Ahead
GAL Get A Life
GALGAL Give A Little Get A Little
GBH Great Big Hug
GD&R Grinning, Ducking and Running
GG Good Game (or) Gotta Go
GGN Gotta Go Now
GIGO Garbage In, Garbage Out
GIWIST Gee, I Wish I’d Said That
GL Good Luck
GLYASDI God Loves You And So Do I
GMTA Great Minds Think Alike
GMTFT Great Minds Think For Themselves
GNBLFY Got Nothing But Love For You
GOK God Only Knows
GR&D Grinning Running And Ducking
GR8 Great
GRRRR it means Growling
GSOAS Go Sit On A Snake
GTG Got To Go
GTGB Got To Go, Bye
GTGP Got To Go Pee
GTH Go To Hell
GTSY Glad To See Ya
GYPO Get Your Pants Off
HAGD Have a Great Day
HAGO Have A Good One
HAK Hugs And Kisses
HAND Have a Nice Day
HB Hurry Back
HD Hold
HF Hello, Friend
HHO1/2K Ha Ha, Only Half Kidding
HHOJ Ha-Ha, Only Joking
HHOK Ha Ha, Only Kidding
HHOS Ha-Ha, Only Being Serious
HHTYAY Happy Holidays To You And Yours
HIH Hope It Helps
HIOOC Help! I’m Out Of Coffee
HOHA HOllywood HAcker
HTH Hope This (or That) Helps
HUA Heads Up Ace
HUGZ Hugs
HUYA Head Up Your A**
I 1-D-R I Wonder
IAC In Any Case
IAC In Any Case
IAE In Any Event
IAITS It’s All In The Subject
IANAC I Am Not A Crook
IANAE I Am Not an Expert
IANAL I Am Not A Lawyer
IAT I Am Tired
IBRB I Will Be Right Back
IBT In Between Technology
IBTD I Beg To Differ
IC In Character
ICBW I Could Be Wrong
ID10T Idiot
IDGAF I Don’t Give A F***
IDGI I Don’t Get It
IDK I Don’t Know
IDKY I Don’t Know You
I-D-L Ideal
IDM It Does Not Matter
IDST I Didn’t Say That
IDTS I Don’t Think So
IEF It’s Esther’s Fault
IFAB I Found A Bug
IFU I F***ed Up
IGGP I Gotta Go Pee
IGTP I Get The Point
IHAIM I Have Another Instant Message
IHNO I Have No Opinion
IHTFP I Have Truly Found Paradise or I Hate This F***in Place
IIIO Intel Inside, Idiot Outside
IIMAD If It Makes An(y) Difference
IIR If I Remember or If I Recall
IIRC If I Remember Correctly or If I Recall Correctly
IIWM If It Were Me
ILICISCOMK I Laughed, I Cried, I Spat/Spilt Coffee/Crumbs/Coke On My Keyboard
ILU I Love You
ILY I Love You
IM Instant Messaging
IMHO In My Humble Opinion
IMNSHO In My Not So Humble Opinion
IMO In My Opinion
IMS I Am Sorry
INMP It’s Not My Problem
INNW If Not Now, When
INPO In No Particular Order
IOH I’m Outta Here
IOW In Other Words
IRL In Real Life
ISS I Said So
ISTM It Seems to Me
ISTR I Seem To Remember
ISWYM I See What You Mean
ITM In The Money
IUM If You Must
IYKWIM If You Know What I Mean
IYKWIMAITYD If You Know What I Mean And I Think You Do
IYO In Your Opinion
IYSS If You Say So
IYSWIM If You See What I Mean
J/C Just Checking
J/K Just Kidding!
J/W Just Wondering
JAD Just Another day
JAFO Just Another F***ing Onlooker
JAM Just a Minute
JK Just Kidding
JM2C Just My 2 Cents
JOOTT Just One Of Those Things
JT Just Teasing
K Okay or All Right
KBD Keyboard
KEWL Cool
KFY Kiss For You
KIR Keep It Real
KISS Keep It Simple Stupid
KIT Keep In Touch
KMA Kiss My Ass
KMRIA Kiss My Royal Irish Arse
KOK Knock
KOTC Kiss On The Cheek
KOTL Kiss On The Lips
KPC Keeping Parents Clueless
KWIM Know What I Mean
KYPO Keep Your Pants On
L8R Later
LAQ Lame Ass Quote
LD Long Distance
LDTTWA Let’s Do The Time Warp Again
LIFO Last In First Out
LLTA Lots And Lots Of Thunderous Applause
LMAO Laughing My Ass Off
LMK Let Me Know
LOL Laughing Out Loud -or- Lots of Luck (or Love)
LOLA Laugh Out Loud Again
LOOL Laughing Outragously Out Loud
LOPSOD Long On Promises, Short On Delivery
LRF Little Rubber Feet
LTIC Laughing ‘Til I Cry
LTNS Long Time No See
LWR Launch When Ready
LYL Love Ya Lots
LYLAB Love You Like a Brother
LYLAS Love You Like A Sister
M8 or M8s Mate or Mates
MFD Multi-Function Device
MfG Mit freundlichen Gruessen
MHBFY My Heart Bleeds For You
MHOTY My Hat’s Off To You
MIHAP May I Have Your Attention Please
MILF Mother I’d Like to F***
MKOP My Kind Of Place
MM Market Maker
MMHA2U My Most Humble Apologies To You
MOMPL One Moment Please
MOO Mud, Object-Oriented
MOOS Member Of The Opposite Sex
MorF Male or Female?
MOSS Member Of The Same Sex
MOTAS Member Of The Appropriate Sex
MOTD Message Of The Day
MOTSS Members Of The Same Sex
MSG Message
MTBF Mean Time Between Failure
MTFBWY May The Force Be With You
MUBAR Messed up Beyond All Recognition
MWBRL More Will Be Revealed Later
MYOB Mind Your Own Business
N/A Not Applicable -or- Not Affiliated
N/T No Text
N1 Nice One
N2M Not To Mention
NAK Nursing At Keyboard
NALOPKT Not A Lot of People Know That
N-A-Y-L In A While
NAZ Name, Address, Zip (also means Nasdaq)
NBD No Big Deal
NBIF No Basis In Fact
NCG New College Graduate
N-E-1 Anyone
N-E-1 ER Anyone Here?
NFI No F***ing Idea
NFW No F***ing Way
NG New Game
NIFOC Nude In Front Of The Computer
NIM No Internal Message
NIMBY Not In My Back Yard
NIMQ Not In My Queue
NM Never Mind or Nothing Much
NMP Not My Problem
NOYB None Of Your Business
NP No Problem
NQOCD Not Quite Our Class Dear
NRG Energy
NRN No Reply Necessary
NTK Nice To Know
NTYMI Now That You Mention It
NUFF Enough Said
NW No Way!
NYCFS New York City Finger Saluet
OAUS On An Unrelated Subject
OBTW Oh By The Way
OEM Original Equipment Manufacturer
OIC Oh, I see
OK All Correct
OLL On-Line Love
OMDB Over My Dead Body
OMG Oh My Gosh
OMIK Open Mouth, Insert Keyboard
ONNA Oh No, Not Again
ONNTA Oh No, Not This Again
OOC Out Of Character
OOF Out Of Facility
OOI Out Of Interest
OOO Out Of Office
OOTB Out Of The Box -or- Out Of The Blue
OOTC Obligatory On Topic Comment
OS Operating System
OT Off Topic
OTOH On the Other Hand
OTP On the Phone
OTT Over the Top
OTTOMH Off the Top of my Head
OUSU Oh, You Shut Up
OWTTE Or Words To That Effect
OZ stands for: Australia
P&C Private and Confidential
PANS Pretty Awesome New Stuff
PD Public Domain
PDOMA Pulled Directly Out Of My Ass
PDQ Pretty Darn Quick
PEBCAK Problem Exists Between Chair And Keyboard
PIMP Peeing In My Pants
PITA Pain In The Ass
PLS Please
PM Personal Message
PMFJI Pardon Me For Jumping In
PMIGBOM Put Mind In Gear Before Opening Mouth
PMJI Pardon My Jumping In
PO Piss Off
PONA Person Of No Account
POOF Good-bye
POS Parent Over Shoulder
POV Point of View
PS Post Script
PU That Stinks
P-ZA Pizza
QL Quit Laughing!
QS Quit Scrolling
QT Cutie
R&D Research & Development
R&R Rest & Relaxation
RAT Remote(ly) Activated Trojan
RBAY Right Back At Ya
RBTL Read Between The Lines
RE Regards or Hello Again
RFD Request For Discussion
RFR Really F*#king Rich
RFS Really F*#king Soon
RKBA Right to Keep and Bear Arms
RL Real Life
RLF Real Life Friend
RMLB Read My Lips Baby
RMMM Read My Mail Man!
RN Right Now!
ROFL Rolling on the Floor Laughing
ROTFL Rolling On The Floor Laughing
ROTFLMAO Rolling On The Floor Laughing My Ass Off
ROTFLOL Rolling On The Floor Laughing Out Loud
ROTM Right On The Money
RSN Real Soon Now
RTBS Reason To Be Single
RTFAQ Read the FAQ File
RTFM Read The F***ing Manual
RTK Return To Keyboard
RTM or RTFM Read The Manual – or – Read The F*#king Manual
RU Are You?
RUMORF Are You Male Or Female
RUOK Are you Okay?
RUUP4IT Are You Up For It
RX Regards
RYO Roll Your Own
S2R Send To Receive
S4L Spam For Life
SBTA Sorry, Being Thick Again
SCNR Sorry, Could Not Resist
SED Said Enough Darling
SEP Somebody Else’s Problem
SF Surfer Friendly or Science Fiction
SFAIAA So Far As I Am Aware
SFETE Smiling From Ear To Ear
SH Sh** Happens
SITCOMs Single Income, Two Children, Oppressive Mortgage
SITD Still In The Dark
SLIRK Smart Little Rich Kid
SMAIM Send Me An Instant Message
SME Subject Matter Expert
SMEM Send Me E-Mail
SNAFU Situation Normal, All F***ed Up
SNAG Sensitive New Age Guy
SNERT Snotty Nosed Egotistical Rotten Teenager
SO Significant Other (ie., spouse, boy/girlfriend)
SOHF Sense Of Humor Failure
SOL Sh** Out of Luck
SOP Standard Operating Procedure
SorG Straight or Gay?
SRO Standing Room Only
SSDD Same Sh** Different Day
SSEWBA Someday Soon, Everything Will Be Acronyms
STFU Shut The F*** Up
STM Spank The Monkey
STR8 Straight
STYS Speak To You Soon
SUYF Shut Up You Fool
SWAG Scientific Wild Ass Guess
SWAK Sent (or Sealed) With A Kiss
SWALK Sealed With A Loving Kiss
SWDYT So What Do You Think?
SYS See You Soon
TAFN That Is All for Now
TAH Take A Hike
TANSTAAFL There Ain’t No Such Thing As A Free Lunch
TARFU Things Are Really F***ed Up
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How Infosys Was Born – Sudha Murthy

This is written by Sudha Murthy in Ananda Vikatan newsletter, about her life and the story of how Infosys was born.

It was in Pune that I met Narayan Murty through my friend Prasanna who is now the Wipro chief, who was also training in Telco. Most of the books that Prasanna lent me had Murty’s name on them, which meant that I had a preconceived image of the man. Contrary to expectations, Murty was shy, bespectacled and an introvert. When he invited us for dinner, I was a bit taken aback as I thought the young man was making a very fast move. I refused since I was the only girl in the group. But Murty was relentless and we all decided to meet for dinner the next day at 7.30p.m. At Green Fields hotel on the Main Road, Pune.

The next day I went there at 7 o’clock since I had to go to the tailor near the hotel. And what do I see? Mr. Murty waiting in front of the hotel and it was only seven. Till today, Murty maintains that I had mentioned (consciously!) that I would be going to the tailor at 7 so that I could meet him… And I maintain that I did not say any such thing consciously or unconsciously because I did not think of Murty as anything other than a friend at that stage. We have agreed to disagree on this matter. Soon, we became friends. Our conversations were filled with Murty’s experiences abroad and the books that he has read.

My friends insisted that Murty was trying to impress me because he was interested in me. I kept denying it till one fine day, after dinner Murty said I want to tell you something. I knew this was it. It was coming. He said, “I am 5’4″ tall. I come from a lower middle class family. I can never become rich in my life and I can never give you any riches. You are beautiful, bright, and intelligent and you can get anyone you want. But will you marry me?” I asked Murty to give me some time for an answer.

My father didn’t want me to marry a wannabe politician, (a communist at that) who didn’t have a steady job and wanted to build an orphanage…

When I went to Hubli I told my parents about Murty and his proposal. My mother was positive since Murty was also from Karnataka, seemed intelligent and came from a good family. But my father asked: What’s his job, his salary, his Qualifications etc? Murty was working as a research assistant and was earning less than me. He was willing to go Dutch with me on our outings. My parents agreed to meet Murty in Pune on a particular day at 9 a.m. sharp. Murty did not turn up. How can I trust a man to take care of my daughter if he cannot keep an appointment, asked my father. At 12 noon, Murty turned up in a bright red shirt! He had gone on work to Bombay, was stuck in a traffic jam on the ghats, so he hired a taxi (though it was very expensive for him) to meet his would-be father-in-law.

Father was unimpressed. My father asked him what he wanted to become in life. Murty said he wanted to become a politician in the communist party and wanted to open an orphanage. My father gave his verdict. NO.

I don’t want my daughter to marry somebody who wants to become a communist and then open an orphanage when he himself doesn’t have money to support his family. Ironically, today, I have opened many orphanages, something, which Murty wanted to do 25 years ago. By this time, I realized I had developed a liking towards Murty, which could only be termed as love. I wanted to marry Murty because he is an honest man. He proposed to me highlighting the negatives in his life. I promised my father that I would not marry Murty without his blessings though at the same time, I cannot marry anybody else.

My father said he would agree if Murty promised to take up a steady job. But Murty refused saying he will not do things in life because somebody wanted him to. So, I was caught between the two most important people in my life.

The stalemate continued for three years during which our courtship took us to every restaurant and cinema hall in Pune. In those days, Murty was always broke. Moreover, he didn’t earn much to manage. Ironically today, he manages Infosys Technologies Ltd.; one of the worlds’s most reputed companies. He always owed me money. We used to go for dinner and he would say, I don’t have money with me, you pay my share, and I will return it to you later. For three years I maintained a book on Murty’s debt to me. No, he never returned the money and I finally tore it up after my wedding. The amount was a little over Rs. 4,000/-.

During this interim period, Murty quit his job as research assistant and started his own software business. Now, I had to pay his salary too! Towards the late 70s computers were entering India in a big way. During the fag end of 1977, Murty decided to take up a job as General Manager at Patni Computers in Bombay. But before he joined the company, he wanted to marry me since he was to go on training to the US after joining. My father gave in as he was happy Murty had a decent job now.

We were married in Murty’s house in Bangalore on February 10, 1978 with only our two families present. I got my first silk sari. The wedding expenses came to only Rs. 800/- (US $ 17) with Murty and I pooling in Rs. 400/- each.

I went to the US with Murty after marriage. Murty encouraged me to see America on my own because I loved traveling. I toured America for three months on backpack and had interesting experiences, which will remain fresh in my mind forever. Like the time when I was taken into custody by the New York police because they thought I was an Italian trafficking drugs in Harlem. Or the time when I spent the night at the bottom of the Grand Canyon with an old couple. Murty panicked because he couldn’t get a response from my hotel room even at midnight. He thought I was either killed or kidnapped.

In 1981Murty wanted to start Infosys. He had a vision and zero capital…

Initially, I was very apprehensive about Murty getting into business. We did not have any business background. Moreover, we were living a comfortable life in Bombay with a regular paycheck and I didn’t want to rock the boat. But Murty was passionate about creating good quality software. I decided to support him. Typical of Murty, he just had a dream and no money. So I Gave him Rs 10,000/- that I had saved for a rainy day, without his knowledge and told him, this is all I have. Take it. I give you three years sabbatical leave. I will take care of the financial needs of our house. You go and chase your dreams without any worry. But you have only three years!

Murty and his six colleagues started Infosys in 1981, with enormous interest and hard work. In 1982, I left Telco and moved to Pune with Murty.

We bought a small house on loan, which also became the Infosys office. I was a clerk-cum-cook-cum-programmer. I also took up a job as Senior Systems Analyst with Watchband group of Industries to support the house.

In 1983, Infosys got their first client, MICO, in Bangalore. Murty moved to Bangalore and stayed with his mother while I went to Hubli to deliver my second child, Roan. Ten days after my son was born, Murty left for the US on project work. I saw him only after a year, as I was unable to join Murty in the US because my son had infantile eczema, an allergy to vaccinations. So for more than a year, I did not step outside our home for fear of my son contracting an infection. It was only after Roan got all his vaccinations that I came to Bangalore where we rented a small house in Jayanagar and rented another house as Infosys headquarters. My father presented Murty a scooter to commute. I once again became a cook, programmer, clerk, and secretary, office assistant et al. Nandan Nilekani (MD of Infosys) and his wife Rohini stayed with us. While Rohini babysat my son, I wrote programmes for Infosys. There was no car, no phone, just two kids and a bunch of us working hard, juggling our lives and having fun while Infosys was taking shape. It was not only me but the wives of other partners too who gave their unstinted support.

Murty made it very clear that it would either be me or him working at Infosys. Never the two of us together. I was involved with Infosys initially. Nandan Nilekani suggested I should be on the Board but Murty said he did not want a husband and wife team at Infosys. I was shocked since I had the relevant experience and technical qualifications. He said, Sudha if you want to work with Infosys, I will withdraw, happily. I was pained to know that I will not be involved in the company my husband was building and that I would have to give up a job that I am qualified to do and love doing. It took me a couple of days to grasp the reason behind Murty’s request.

I realized that to make Infosys a success one had to give one’s 100 percent. One had to be focused on it alone with no other distractions. If the two of us had to give 100 percent to Infosys, then what would happen to our home and our children? One of us had to take care of our home while the other took care of Infosys. I opted to be a homemaker, after all Infosys was Murty’s dream. It was a big sacrifice but it was one that had to be made. Even today, Murty says, “Sudha, I stepped on your career to make mine. You are responsible for my success.” I might have given up my career for my husband’s sake. But that does not make me a doormat. Many think that I have been made the sacrificial lamb at Narayan Murty’s altar of success.

A few women journalists have even accused me of setting a wrong example by giving up my dreams to make my husbands a reality. Isn’t freedom about living your life the way you want it? What is right for one person might be wrong for another. It is up to the individual to make a choice that is effective in her life. I feel that when a woman gives up her right to choose for herself is when she crosses over from being an individual to doormat.

Murty’s dreams encompassed not only himself but also a generation of people. It was about founding something worthy, exemplary and honorable. It was about creation and distribution of wealth. His dreams were grander than my career plans, in all aspects. So, when I had to choose between Murty’s career and mine, I opted for what I thought was a right choice. We had a home and two little children. Measles, mumps, fractures, PTA meetings, wants and needs of growing children do not care much for grandiose dreams. They just needed to be attended to. Somebody had to take care of it all. Somebody had to stay back to create a home base that would be fertile for healthy growth, happiness, and more dreams to dream.

I became that somebody willingly. I can confidently say that if I had had a dream like Infosys, Murty would have given me his unstinted support. The roles would have been reversed. We are not bound by the archaic rules of marriage. I cook for him but I don’t wait up to serve dinner like a traditional wife. So, he has no hassles about heating up the food and having his dinner. He does not intrude into my time especially when I am writing my novels. He does not interfere in my work at the Infosys Foundation and I don’t interfere with the running of Infosys.

I teach Computer Science to MBA and MCA students at Christ college for a few hours every week and I earn around Rs 50, 000 a year. I value this financial independence greatly though there is no need for me to pursue a teaching career. Murty respects that. I travel all over the world without Murty because he hates traveling. We trust each other implicitly.

We have another understanding too. While he earns the money, I spend it, mostly through the charity. Philanthropy is a profession and an art. The Infosys Foundation was born in 1997 with the sole objective of uplifting the less-privileged sections of society. In the past three years we have built hospitals, orphanages, rehabilitation centres, school buildings, science centers and more than 3500 libraries.

Our work is mainly in the rural areas amongst women and children. I am one of the trustees and our activities span six states including Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Andhra, Orissa, Chandigarh and Maharashtra. I travel to around 800 villages constantly. Infosys Foundation has a minimal staff of three trustees and three office members. We all work very hard to achieve our goals and that is the reason why Infosys Foundation has a distinct identity. Every year we donate around Rs 5-6 crore (Rs 50 – 60 million). We run Infosys Foundation the way Murty runs Infosys – in a professional and scientific way. Philanthropy is a profession and an art. It can be used or misused.

We slowly want to increase the donations and we dream of a time when Infosys Foundation could donate large amounts of money. Every year we receive more than 10, 000 applications for donations. Everyday, I receive more than 120 calls. Amongst these, there are those who genuinely need help and there are hood winkers too. I receive letters asking me to donate Rs. Five lakh to someone because five lakh is, like peanuts to Infosys. Some people write to us asking for free Infosys shares. Over the years I have learnt to differentiate the wheat from the chaff, though I still give a patient hearing to all the cases.

Sometimes, I feel I have lost the ability to trust people. I have become shrewder to avoid being conned. It saddens me to realize that even as a person is talking to me I try to analyse them: Has he come here for any donation? Why is he praising my work or enquiring about my health, does he wants some money from me? Eight out of ten times I am right. They do want my money. But I feel bad for the other two whom I suspected. I think that is the price that I have to pay for the position that I am in now.

The greatest difficulty in having money is teaching your children the value of it and trying to keep them on a straight line. Bringing up children in a moneyed atmosphere is a difficult task.

Even today, I think twice if I have to spend Rs. 10/- on an auto when I can walk up to my house. I cannot expect my children to do the same. They have seen money from the time they were born. But we can lead by example. When they see Murty wash his own plate after eating and clean the two toilets in the house everyday, they realize that no work is demeaning irrespective of how rich you are. I don’t have a maid at home because I don’t see the need for one. When children see both parents working hard, living a simple life, most of the time they tend to follow. This doesn’t mean we expect our children to live an austere life. My children buy what they want and go where they want but they have to follow certain rules.

They will have to show me a bill for whatever they buy. My daughter can buy five new outfits but she has to give away five old ones. My son can go out with his friends for lunch or dinner but if he wants to go to a five star hotel, we discourage it. Or we accompany him. So far my children haven’t given me any heartbreak. They are good children. My eldest daughter is studying abroad, whereas my son is studying in Bangalore. They don’t use their father’s name in vain. If asked, they only say that his name is Murty and that he works for Infosys. They don’t want to be recognized and appreciated because of their father or me but for themselves. I don’t feel guilty about having money for we have worked hard for it. But I don’t feel comfortable flaunting it.

It is a conscious decision on our part to live a simple, so-called middle class life. We live in the same two-bedroom, sparsely furnished house we had before Infosys became a success. Our only extravagance is buying books and CDs. My house has no lockers for I have no jewels. I wear a stone earring, which I bought in Bombay for Rs. 100/-. I don’t even wear my mangalsutra until i attend some family functions or I am with my mother-in-law. I am not fond of jewellery or saris. Five years ago, I went to Kashi where tradition demands that you give up something and I gave up shopping.

I still have the same sofa at home, which my daughter wants to change. However, we have indulged ourselves with each one having their own music system and computer. I don’t carry a purse and neither does Murty most of the time. I do tell him to keep some small change with him but he doesn’t. I borrow money from my secretary or my driver if I need cash. They know my habit so they always carry extra cash with them. But I settle the accounts every evening. Murty and I are very comfortable with our lifestyle and we don’t see the need to change it now that we have money.

Murty and I are two opposites that complement each other… Murty is sensitive and romantic in his own way. He always gifts me books addressed as “From Me to You”, or “To the person I most admire”, etc. We both love books. We are both complete opposites. I am an extrovert and he is an introvert. I love watching movies and listening to classical music. Murty loves listening to English classical music. I go out for movies with my students and secretary every other week. I am still young at heart. I really enjoyed watching “Kaho Na Pyaar Hai” and I am a Hrithik Roshan fan. It has been more than 20 years since Murty and I went for a movie. My daughter once gave us a surprise by booking tickets for Titanic. Since I had a prior engagement that day, Murty went for the movie with his secretary Pandu. I love traveling whereas Murty loves spending time at home.

But that doesn’t mean I don’t have true friends. I do have genuine friends, a handful, who have been with me for a very long time. My equation with these people has not changed and vice versa. I am also very close to Narayan Murty’s family, especially my sister-in-law Kamala Murty, a schoolteacher, who is more of a dear friend to me. I have discovered that these are the few relationships and friendships that don’t fluctuate depending on the price of Infosys shares.

Have I lost my identity as a woman, in Murty’s shadow? No. I might be Mrs. Narayan Murty. I might be Akshata and Rohan’s mother. I might be the trustee of Infosys Foundation. But I am still Sudha. I play different roles like all women. That doesn’t mean we don’t have our own identity.

Women have that extra quality of adaptability and learn to fit into different shoes. But we are our own selves still. And we have to exact our freedom by making the right choices in our lives, dictated by us and not by the world.

Courtesy:www.infynews.blogspot.com