July 20, 2011

How I met your mother Season 6

For the viewers of How I met your mother : Season 6 is just more than AWESOME. The best till now. In case you have not watched it yet, do it asap.

For those who have never watched it, well spend some time and try seeing the show.
After a day's work, when I come back from office I would love to do something (or anything for that matter) which is not even remotely connected to my routine work. For this I will start watching How I met your mother, the latest being Season 6. It makes you laugh,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,laugh,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,and laugh.. Seriously can u afford to miss it?

I felt one episode that I felt I was so connected to. The episode was like this : When Lily and Marshall tell their friends that they are about to have kids, for a minute Robin and Barney felt very happy for their friends. But the next thought that came on Robin's mind will be "Lily and Marshall are doing something useful. God! What am I doing? Iam unemployed, still single..........I have to figure out a way." And so are the thoughts of Barney desperate to do something useful too. And so Robin rushes her decision and convinces herself for a weird and petty job that will never take Robin anywhere nearer to her dream job (which is being an anchor for the top most news channel). All she wanted was a change and she tries to push her life forward only because she came to know her friends get a change. And Barney tries to donate a huge amount for the charity. Only then Lily's message arrives saying that they are not having kids then. Both Robin and Barney change their decisions again.
On the other hand, the couple who took a big decision gets freaked out because of the sudden change in their lives and the fear of facing it. Ted screams at everyone and brings them back to reality.

This is exactly what happens to most of us in our lives. I saw this episode when I was literally mad at myself just because I felt everyone keeps moving forward and my life is stand still. I wished so badly for a change to happen.
After seeing the episode, I laughed at myself for being so stupid. But i also realized that it is not unusual :) Happens to almost everyone.
We are at a place today for some reason and change is inevitable anyway. So why rush for it?
There was a time when I waited for my college days to get over. But today there is nothing more than those days that Iam missing a lot.


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July 16, 2011

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

As you know, the movie is split into two parts for good just to give audience a grand finale. And it worked. The whole theatre was filled with HP fans and I found myself shouting at the top of my voice. Man,,It was amazing.
At the end, it was the same thought in everyone's mind - "Is that all? Do we not get to watch Harry Potter movies again?". Well, everything has to end at some point isnt it?

My views on the movie:

I can say Iam more of Severus Snape and Dumbledore's fan than Harry Potter's. When I was reading "Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince" my heart literally skipped a heart beat when Dumbledore gets killed by Snape. I was like "Dude, everyone dies? And what could possibly be in the Deathly Hallows part?"

Harry continues his hunt for the Horcruxes. They discover that the three horcruxes yet to be destroyed are the Ravenclaw diadem, the cup and the snake Nagini. Just before Voldermort begins his attack on Hogwarts, the professors create a magical shield around the castle and the way it is pictured is just more than brilliant. Ron and Hemione destroys the cup and Harry destroys the diadem thus making Voldermort weaker.

The Elder wand, Invisibility cloak and Resurrection Stone comprises the Deathly Hallows. Harry owns the Invisibility Cloak and the Resurrection Stone while Voldermort is after the Elder Wand. The Elder wand obeys only the wizard who has disarmed or won its previous owner. In that context, Voldermort thinks that Snape is the owner of the Elder Wand since he had killed Dumbledore. Obsessed to live forever, Voldermort kills Snape to own the Elder Wand.

When Snape was about to die, Harry comes to him and takes his memory. Snape who has been the most disliked teacher at Hogwarts by Harry utters his last words to him "You have your mother's eyes." Harry pours the  memory into the pensieve and the truth unfolds.
1.Dumbledore had requested Snape to kill him. 2.Years back,When Voldermort tried to kill Harry the spell rebound and attacked Voldermort and part of Voldermort's soul tried to cling on any living object and that is Harry himself. That was why Harry was able to talk with snakes and was able to read Voldermort's thoughts. Which means Harry himself was a Horcrux and he eventually has to die. When Dumbledore tells this to Snape, he becomes furious and he swears that he will protect Harry.3.  And Harry gets to know Snape's love for his mother too and that is the reason why Snape kept abusing Harry's father.
Snape was always at his best protecting Harry. What a man !
He has given his life for a guy whose mother he was madly in love with. AWESOME!

The war begins and Voldermort has already uttered "Avada Kedavra" and Harry dies. But it turns out that the part of Voldermort that is inside Harry gets killed instead. So Harry Potter is alive still.
According to the prophecy, a boy who is born in the end of July will be the opponent of Voldermort and Neither survives while the other is alive. Harry and Neville Longbottom would have been born in the end of
July. Neville kills the snake Nagini and now stands Voldermort with no other Horcruxes left to spare. Voldermort dies as the Elder Wand refuses to obey him because it actually belongs to Harry Potter.

The other night when Dumbledore gets killed, it was actually Draco Malfoy who disarmed Dumbledore and Harry later disarmed Draco Malfoy which makes Harry the owner of the Elder Wand. The great epic ends.

Harry marries Giny Weasly named his son after Albus Dumbledore and Severus Snape as Albus Severus Potter. Ron and Hermione get married.
Now their children is all set to enter Hogwarts. :)

Doesnt JK Rowling deserve an Oscar award ?????????????

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July 12, 2011

An insight into Share market- part 3


In your attempt in knowing about the share market in the sites I have mentioned in my previous posts, you would have come across the term "Mutual Funds". So what is it? What do the Funds do? How do they play a significant role in increasing your money value?
We'l see all about Mutual Funds in this post.

Imagine there is someone willing to help you out in identifying the right shares you need to buy/sell at the right time in order to meet your needs. That is what Mutual Funds do. In the broader view, you select a Mutual Fund and give them the money that you kept aside for investing in shares and they do the rest. You will have only 2 tasks:

1) Pay them (regularly in SIP basis I would recommend)
2) Either sit back comfortably or keep tracking the performance of your fund :) I would suggest the latter. C'mon you are dealing with money.

There are innumerable funds out there. Before selecting the fund, you need to make sure of your target. It could be a short term, long term, Mid term etc. Once you are done with your Requirements Gathering(Oops! Thats a S/W Engineering term) set off to search for the fund you are looking for. Dont worry. Internet has made it a piece of cake with all the information categorized accordingly.

Steps to assist you:

  • Goto www.moneycontrol.com site and select the Mutual funds tab
  • Best Funds to buy, Top rated funds ets are the links you have to check out.
  • Watch for the returns each fund yield for a particular period
As I said, It is a piece of cake!

In top rated funds  For eg: check HDFC Equity Fund (G). In stock market you buy in terms of shares whereas in Mutual Funds you buy in terms of units. One unit of HDFC Equity Fund today costs Rs.281.21. Each fund has its own minimum investment criteria. If Rs.1000 is the minimum investment in HDFC Equity Fund in SIP(Systematic Investment Plan) basis, you can start investing Rs.1000 every month thus acquiring around 3 units each time.You have all the freedom to withdraw the investment any time you want and you will be given the returns accumulated till that time.


Click on the Portfolio tab in the HDFC Equity Fund(G) page. All funds try their best to be alive and become the most popular ones among the rest. In order to achieve this, they always stay on the side of profit making companies. Meaning, they analyze the stock market every second and buy and sell accordingly. As you saw, HDFC Equity Fund(G) has invested majorly in SBI, ICICI, TCS, Infosys, Bank Of Baroda, Coal India, Bharti Airtel, Reliance, Tata Motors and Cipla. If the fund suspects that any of these shares will go down in the next few days, the fund will sell that particular share.

Visit www.valueresearchonline.com to know more about the fund performance. I'l continue writing about it in my next post.

Happy investing!

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