The Mighty AET- AET Days 1

AET is a project name. Since I have to ensure the confidentiality of my company and not violate any policies, this post just talks one with some of my personal/technical experience I had. There wont be any client information or project based information.

My days with 4th floor of Bhavani comes to an end by end of December and I was allocated to another team. They were seated on ground floor of Bhavani and I also to migrate from 4th floor to 1st floor. Its a terrific movement and I was in between two persons. Since UST has more employees which Bhavani can able to accomodate. So we sitting closely and doing our work.

In this new project I met Priya, Tintu, Prashan,Meenakshi and Smitha. I also met lot others, but these are guys which I worked so close. Smitha is a wonderful person and she supports every time and she’s now only of my advisers. Its always free to talk with her. She is married to another Ussosiate named Saran and staying near to Technopark.  The project was so critical and unfortunately we took a few more time to deliver to clients with quality.

Meenachil River

Meenachil River

Rinu Thomas, Sam Mathew, Jubin Antony were the other persons who I met during the AET days. We had a great teamwork including weekends and extra hours to deliver the application. Its a great experience and the tightness of project made a strong relationship with us and made us closer like a family. One of my Christmas was celebrated with Smitha’s family at Pala.


Foundation Day celebrations

Foundation Day celebrations

The Foundation Day with UST Global was awesome and it was held at Al Saj Convention Center at Kazhakoottam and the food served was also wonderful. Thanks UST for such a wonderful evening and we enjoyed a lot . Cheers !!!

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Its an unexpected opportunity which I got from one of my relative to visit Hyderabad. The visit is actually a part of conference and seminar conducted an international organization. Along with me, there were three girls and the father of two. He is my father cousin and a retired employee from BSNL, also holding some responsible position with that international organization. Since I was travelling with my cousins, we just planned to make how to execute this trip wonderful.

We departed from Cochin International Airport and the plane was Air Indigo. Since its a domestic air craft and an economically one, there wont be much luxury awaiting for us. It took around 1-2 hours to reach Rajiv Gandhi International Airport, Hyderabad. Its a wonderful airport and the facilities were great. Also there is a nice garden which refreshes the passengers mind to a great extend. We hired an Innova and traveled to the Hotel. The Hotel they provided was a three star one and its have good facilities. At the evening we spend time visiting local shops and walking around there.

The next day, the organizers arranged a site seeing and along with others we also went for site seeing. Hyderabad was now part of Telungana and I felt like a dirty city. The roads are very big , but there is no good foot paths and pathetic traffic.  People are always violating traffic signals and we witnessed 2,3 accidents which are minor, but still can be avoided if they obey traffic rules.



We visited museum by Nizzams of Hyderabad and visited a wonderful park in a properly maintained way. We spend some time there and evening we back to room. The dinner was from the famous restaurant for Hyderabad biriani called ‘Paradise’. We saw lot of famous dignitaries visited a leaves their sign. This includes some of former prime ministers, international leaders, actors and cricket stars. Since we practiced Malabar biriani, for us its not went well. The dinner of 3 costs around 1500-1800 INR.

Paradise Hyderabad

Paradise Hyderabad

The next day we had the conference and seminars. We met lot of people and followed by the event there was a buffet lunch was arranged and after the lunch we rushed to airport for returning flights. Thanks for Sree Lakshmi, Sree Lekha and Lavanya for the wonderful time ❤ u all.  We left Hyderabad in Spice Jet aircraft and reached Kochi same within 3 hours. Thanks for a wonderful journey 🙂

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Test Ride

I started the machine and its ready to ride. Its the first time I am riding something on my home town. Its on a rainy evening time at Kottayam – Kumaly road with less width while compared with the royal roads of capital city.  I just touched the gear liver and its now on the first gear. The green ‘N’ light vanishes and  I slowly released the clutch and the machine is on road started moving slowly.

I raised the accelerator and shifts to next gear and I noticed people looks at me when they heard the irritating sound (for me at the beginning and now I felt its like beat).

I took deviation from the main road and entered to the road towards MRF factory . Its a village road and in some junction people started looking at me. I ride different speed levels and noticed that at 60-70 is it highest stable speed with almost good comfort.

But there is an issue with the handle vibrations and this made an impact on machine’s comfort while riding. May be because of the village road .

I checked the price and its about 135K INR on road. I was surprised and started researching on that. Immediately back I wrote my experience in FB saying the vibrations. Many people surprised that I ride a bullet. Some give comments like it like that and all.

After the first test ride, I did lot of research, met people and got some ideas on old bullet as new bullet.

Few points

  1. Old bullets are designed by the British engineers.But actually there were lot of modifications made on the design to improve quality as well as to reduce maintenance.
  2. Old bullets must serviced by veterans not by service center people and the time for servicing is huge and we need to wait for 1 week minimum.
  3. Since lot of bikes were importing from other states, we cant predict the life of its engine and its parts.
  4. Handling of bikes were smooth, but the owner should have an interest in handling it and fixing its problems without going to an expert.
  5. The reliability was less and high maintenance cost.
  6. These were proven in almost all the scenarios which a bike will experience. A mechanic with an old bullet will be a wonderful combination.
  7. Chance of loosing money easily when the combination became a software engineer with old bullet.
  8. 100% Hand made product.

About new bullets.

  1. Old people doesn’t consider this as bullet. They call its as a bike since it doesn’t have engine or gear system as of previous models.
  2. RE introduced lot of new things to increase the efficiency and more.
  3. Not well proven
  4. Since handling is made easy, lot of people owns it.
  5. Not 100% hand made


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Twist Again

A month has passed , things were still in problem. The project requires more attention and time spend in office was high. Also I got eligibility for driving motor vehicles in the Indian Union. Yes finally it happens and I started the feel of riding 🙂

The roads in Trivandrum were superb during summer and I loved the wonderful roads in capital city. I took some rides on city, airport road and thinking to buy a bike came again back to my dreams.

My initial plan was to buy a Honda activa which is an automatic transmission and never think about gear down and up etc. Activa enjoys a good re-sale value too and the power also attracts that to be in the top. But after some observation and discussion with motor bike enthusiasts, I decided to choose a manual transmission motor bike and finialized Honda Unicorn.

There’re people who causes some turning points and at this time it was Mr.Vyasdev. He suggested to wait for a few days to release of Yamaha’s new bike called FZ V2. Its an upgraded version of Yamaha’s successful motor bike having around 85-90 K INR in Kerala.Its has a fuel injection system and the first reviews were good.


Finally I decided to check the on road price of Yamaha FZ v2 at Yahama Kottayam. It was a Saturday evening and I missed the bus stop at Yamaha authorized center and get down a few meters after the bus stop. I just had a look at the RE show room opposite to me and  walked to the showroom and checked the availability. Unfortunately the front desk persons or the people at the show room doesn’t have any clue on that vehicle. They just said that the catalog and details need to came from Yamaha India regional office.

I was frustrated as they know nothing about a vehicle which already released in India. Its fine that they don’t have the model with them. But its to pathetic that they even doesn’t know that it was released by Yamaha. I walked to the bus stop, suddenly I just thought of the Royal Enfield show room which I saw when I step down from bus.

Again walked back to the showroom with my umbrella because Kerala was experiencing wonderful monsoon then. 2 models where kept outside for test drive and a few placed inside waiting for there owners. I asked for a test drive, by giving my driving license.

I seated it.. Tough and Heavy. Lost confidence when it comes in my mind that what happens if it got down. Tried to start, it never. Called the guy at show room, the engine switch was off. And I pressed the ignition button.

Ghud!!! Ghud.. Ghudddd DDDD ….. The machine starts with its irritating sound as I felt and its ready to ride.




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L2D, License to Drive

I think I started to think and talk about it from early 2011’s. But since the dreams stack was re arranged and lot of things moved up :(. I am talking about owning a two wheeler. The parking space, private roads and morning walkers of Olive,Kakkanad witnessed countless number of my failure attempts to start Praveen’s Hero Honda bike on early mornings. Fear and tension made me to stay away from riding a bike.

Since I got many offers from Praveen, Siju and more, I dont even thinking of  owning a bike and never having an interest for owning a new one. But I always read reviews of team bhp for automobile updates.

Yes it was during my Trivandrum days after moving to new project which requires some more extra time at office made my life pathetic. Then finally it has came that I need to ride a bike to avoid unwanted dependency with others. Its another example of failed time management. So finally I decided to join driving class at Kazhakootam. The Driving school name was Amal Driving School.

All the documents and related forms were uploaded to online by me and attended the first learning exam and got eligible for riding motor vehicles for learning purpose. The institution was cheap and never gave any two wheeler. But some how I managed to gain some confidence to drive a motor vehicle on road.

The frustration level for Praveen was increased when I put him on hold at office. He then told me to use his vehicle and return back to office. So I took his vehicle and did some driving. But after few days, I met a small accident and happens a small injury to my leg which touched the silencer.



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Shyam Saran,the first voter of the world’s largest democracy

Think and Cast

Think and Cast

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Just Read Thakazhi !!!



Thakazhi, is one of the greatest story teller in malayalam literature. Accidentally I got a book which was written by him called Randidangahzhi . Words are limiting me to express the feelings when I read that book. Its a must read book and you will read it in a flow. I read first his book titled ‘ Thottiyude Makan’. Both the books gives an idea about the pathetic condition of backward and poor people in Kerala and how they were treated by the others. Kindly read that one as its a wonderful book from a great author. Both the book was published by DC books, Kottayam and available in all major book shops.

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