Thursday, September 08, 2005

Women - the Weaker sex or Not?

The above question occuppied my brain like anything when I saw my mom feeling lonely even after the presence of my father, my elder brother, myself and my youngest sister. Well, we were (are) "Super Six" for our parents before the "twinkling twin sisters" of us got married. Its been around 6 yrs now, that I started living out, without my parents, brothers and sisters, however, never felt like loosing any of them till my sisters marriage. I felt like loosing them permanently, though it might sound rubbish just like it sounded to others in the family when I expressed that. Well, my parents consoled me by explaining the destiny of a Woman. Yes, it is the un-written(?) destiny of a Woman to live a twin-life, life with her parents/brothers/sisters and a life with her partner/his family.

With the world changing so rapidly, the so said destiny or the gaps between in-laws and own-ones started reducing and giving a feeling that the difference between the twin-life is just a thread-width apart. However, still there are people who "worship" that layer and not let the width of the layer get reduced even by a millimeter, that makes mom like mine an evergreen patient regretting for such decisions.

I have a question for the "Stronger Sex(?)", Men, when we expect our partner to respect our family members and treat them as their family members, why aren't we doing the same?

Though we label them as "weaker sex", are they really a "weaker sex"? I would say "NO".
They are weak, only till they
1) respect you and
2) love you

Once they come out of these two potential weaknesses, which we also have (more than them), they are the "Strongest people" one could ever see. I think we call them "Weaker sex" because we become "weak" without their presence in our life. Is it so? Hmm.. I guess, yes, it is so.

Okay, I don't know why I am writing this, may be that I am too weak to belong to a "Stronger Sex"? Or, the weaker sex made me weak?

I haven't yet seen my partner, though have seen my mom and my sisters. They are my source of inspiration and energy. Don't know who said "Women are weaker sex", whoever said wouldn't have seen any woman. I have seen my mom raising from deep sorrows like the venus on a "No-moon day", giving the whole-family the much needed light-of-confidence, which made us where we are today.

My request to the whole community of Men (including myself) is that try to understand the feelings of your partner and respect it. Try to know what she has in the deep of her heart. Last but not least, try to treat her family with equal respect that you expect from them.

My conclusion to my question in the topic is that, Yes, "Women are weaker sex", but, "Men are weakest sex". I know, but, sorry guys, truth doesn't sound good always. ;-)

Friday, September 02, 2005

Female, Age 23-25, Unmarried, Brahmin-Iyengar, Vadakalai, Non-Bharatwajam

Gotcha! Googling around matrimonial sites with the above search criteria. Koi hain? Yaaraavadhu irukkeengala? Is anyone out there matching the above criteria? Well, mail-me with your details and horoscope. ;-) (Click on "View my complete profile" link on the sidebar and click-on the "email" link in that page)

Hold on!!

The search is for my (elder) brother, who just turned 30 couple of days back and is a Sr. Software Engg working for E-Funds, Chennai. Wanna look at his profile? Click here.

Wait! Wait!! Wait!!!

Let me tell you the reason for me searching a bride for him. Hmm.. umm.. hrm... actually... its like... you know... well... if you see...

My marriage is getting delayed because of him. ;-D
(just kidding... (hmm.. only 50%))

New l(o)(o)K

Did I mention that?

Yes, I changed the look and feel of my home of thoughts(?) and added few useful(?) links to the sidebar. Will be adding more links there.

Should hack the template to match my preferences.

A Beagle visit

Got some time to look back the road which I used to walk through when I joined Novell. The road has improved a lot. Got street lights, direction boards and a nice black road. Many vehicles, from two-wheelers to LMVs have started travelling on it. Soon, HMVs will be benchmarking the road and a grand-opening is awaiting to happen.

heh, what am I talking about?

Its Beagle.

Yes, took some time to hack something quick for beagle. As always, cooked up a filter for archive files. When I say Beagle is Fun, it is, I really mean it. The new filter had hit a bug in the FS backend and is due to be fixed after SuSE 10.0. However, I continued to fix the other corner-points that were blocking the filter from working. Finally, the fully cooked version of the patch lies here, to be picked up by Jon and Jon is a good friend of mine and will take it, haina Jon? ;-)

The filter indexes files inside the archive using appropriate beagle filters. Thus raising the ability of Beagle to smell and dig the contents to/from the core. The filter uses the ICSharpCode's SharpZipLib library and supports all of Zip, Tar, GZip and BZip2. (Though support for GZip and BZip2 are temporarily disabled now)