Ciao means "hi" or "hello" or "good bye" at times. This is to be pronounced like "chow" in English. This word came from Venetian language, which, if directly translated, means "I am your slave!" this used to be used by Venetian slaves when they meet their bosses. Venice is a huge city which stretches across many islands (!!!) in northern Italy. This is not irrelevant to an Indian e-group, if you accept the fact that India is a country whose largest political party's president is an Italian.
OK... this has nothing to do with the SHoW (Super Hero of the Week) this week!
This week's super hero is celebrating his birthday today. He is turning 30 today. You won't believe he is 30 years old, if you look at him. He looks as young as... not less than 40. Looks are deceptive, right? Even words are deceptive when he speaks. Ask him how old he is. He will say "15!" even at sleep (his conscience at sleep?!). Even when he is gulping a full glass of whisky, if you ask him if he drinks, he replies instantly, "Cheee... no... I never drink". He bats better than VVS Laxman when it comes to drinks test.
Gopal! Excuse me, it is very difficult to talk about any ex BCian or their good old memories without mentioning his drinking abilities. Can we talk about fish without water? Then it won't be fish, but just a dish!
Now I think you know who the SHoW is.
Yes, it's our beloved friend Suresh Lakshmanan, who has just sent his wedding invitation. He gets bonded (bonded labor?! :-)) to Ms. Aruna on 19th of this month. There is no better achievement than getting married... until you get married. So our SHoW is really going to achieve something soon. This is an appreciation for that. Good SHoW, Su! Good SHoW!
At this joyous moment, I would love to repeat the saying that IQ used to tell the bride groom in every wedding he attends until he got fooled... "not all men are fools, there are bachelors too!" and wish him all the best of achievements in his life.
Please let us know when you are treating us because we very well know that you won't be able to call us for even a tea after you get married. Even to read ex BCians mails, you will have to get her permission then. :-)
Please rest assured that the strength won't be as bad as ex BCians Dutch parties. It's my responsibility to get at least 10 people.
PS: don't be worried too much! There is also another saying by Peter De Vries... "The bonds of matrimony are like any other bonds - they mature slowly".
1. Raghuraman Kadambi (Mr. Heartthrob)
2. Padmanaban VP (Mr. Padhu Jackson)
3. Sri Gopal De Lalgudi (Mr. Business Magnet)
4. Arun Kumar Mishra (Mr. Great Wall of Microsoft)
5. Radhakrishna Da Magane (Mr. Mannina Maga)
6. Kinshuk Banerjee (Mr. Dada Boy)
7. Iqbal (Mr. Manjunath)
8. Bimalendu de De (Mr. Dumeel)
9. Vinod DB (Mr. RDBMS)
10. Rabijit (Mr. Cool)
11. Suresh Lakshmanan (Mr. Dance Dance)
Those who have no clue about what this SHoW business is all about, please refer www.ex-BCians.itgo.com
Thanks & Regards,
e-BOG (ex BCians Oscar Group)