Gudi Padwa Greetings / SMS Text Messages

Gudi Padwa is celebrated on the first day of the Chaitra month (6th April 2008), and is celebrated as New Year’s Day by Maharashtrians and Hindu Konkanis. This is also first day of my Marathi Calendar.

This festival indicates the beginning of spring. According to the Brahma Purana, this is the day on which Brahma created the world after the deluge and time began to tick from this day forth. This is one of the 3 and a half days in the Indian Lunar calendar, whose every moment is considered auspicious.

This festival is observed by almost all Hindus. It also Maharashtraian’s New year’s day. The people have the traditional gudis hanging out of their windows on this day. The Gudi is a pole with a brass or a silver vessal placed on the top. These poles are covered with silk and flowers like marigold. Mango leaves and coconuts are tied to it.

Different festival names across the India

  • Maharashtra Gudi Padwa
  • Konkanis Sanvsar Padvo
  • Andhra Pradesh & Karnataka Ugadi

Gudi Padwa Greetings / SMS Messages

Try following simple sms text messages:

  • Happy Gudi Padwa and Happy New Year
  • Happy Ugadi
  • Try Google search for Gudi Padwa

Happy Gudi padwa and Happy New Year to all!!!

Mumbai Rain floods and IT

Recent record rain in Mumbai took its toll on IT too. Many call center located in Mumbai diverted work/call to Delhi and Bangalore. This put lots of pressure workload in this cities.
Network administrator had their worst nightmare. Many of cities ATM, phone lines, Mobile networks were down. Although connections resumes now.
My friend needed some money here in Delhi so he went to SBI as well as HDFC ATM and guess what both were down due to rain in Mumbai. Most of the banks in India have data center in Mumbai and rain hits it very badly. In these days of cutting edge computers, Internet, and satellites banking operations should be easy. I don’t believe then don’t have backup servers and routing in first place :( . We claim to be number of hot spot for outsourcing jobs, but we don’t know how to handle such disaster.
These days lots of private data center exists in Delhi, pune, bangalore cities. Why banks in Mumbai partner with them for backup servers and routing i.e. outsource your work to other cities in India itself so rest of the people get service.

Because they have don’t have backup plan in Mumbai the entire banking network went on blink (network is unreachable!!!). This is not good for for developing economic.

Nearly 800+ people are feared to have been killed in worst-ever floods and loss of billions of dollars. May they rest in peace.

Wikipedia has article on Maharashtra floods of 2005.