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Don't Wait ! ! !

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Life's filled with possibilitiesThat challenges us each day To take a chanceTry something new See things in a different wayAnd as it's through, we learn to change and growTo explore who we are and what we knowFor it's not until we tryThat we find out รข€" WHAT WE CAN DO!!!So don't wait until tomorrowTo discover something new!!!!

Dealing with situations !! - STORY with a NICE MORAL

Dealing with Situations.


A wealthy man decided to go on a safari in Africa. He took his faithful pet Dachshund dog along for company.
One day, the Dachshund starts chasing butterflies and before long the Dachshund discovers that he is lost. Wandering about, he notices a leopard heading rapidly in his direction with the obvious intention of having lunch.
The Dachshund thinks, "I'm in deep trouble now! Then he noticed some bones on the ground close by and immediately settles down to chew on the bones with his back to the approaching cat. Just as the leopard is about to leap, the Dachshund exclaims loudly, "Boy, that was one delicious leopard. I wonder if there are any more around here."
Hearing this, the leopard halts his attack in mid-stride, as a look of terror comes over him, and slinks away into the trees. "Whew," says the leopard. "That was close. That Dachshund! Nearly had me."
Meanwhile, a monkey who had been watching the whole sc…

The first vehicle which I acquired on 23rd June

Offlate with a little free time on my hand I have been paying visits to some of the showrooms of automobile manufacturers to look for a vehicle which suits me.I am more of a SUV person, the main influential reason being that the very first vehicle which I drove was a Tata Sumo and I fell in love with it after driving for 62000 kms. Since then cars seems like toys to me.After much deleberations I decided to wait for few months, save some more money and buy a SUV. And here the story ended of my hunt.There are few children living nearby my building who every evening take out their bicycles and drive around. Watching them has become my fav passtime every evening and it always throw me back to my own childhood when I started learning howe to ride a bike and then the sweet memories of eventually laying my hand on a BSA Street Cat when I was in class 10th.Well, those memories where so overpowering that I decided to re-live them once more, and so on 23rd I went and bought myself a bicycle.Thi…

Truly Mobile-My new acquisition

I love this word, acquisition.It symbolises power,passion,glory,chivalry and I can go on. One day I will acquire companies,but for the time being I am just keeping myself happy with small gadgets.After the acquisition of PS2, I wanted to buy a Pda Phone which can truly keep me mobile and connected and so I Bought one a couple of days back.I already have a Nokia E series phone on which my official I'd is configured but you desperately need another phone with email capability, coz most of the times you need to talk and check mail simultaneously.And this one which I bought is damn good one, and for the first time in my life after 7 years, am using a Non-Nokia phone and for a change this is a windows based phone, so all the attachments can be viwed and edited like on your comp.So I have my official I'd,gmail,hotmail mail accounts configured on it and every 5 mins it automatically retrieves any new email in these accounts and notifies me(the interval could be as less as 1 min). So …

The diet which will put Kareena Kapoor to shame

My MI-1 is complete and now I am onto two missions simultaneously.I have never been a foodie exactly, which my mom will swear by. In fact till late during my childhood I used to get a fair amount of stick just to have 3 regular meals everyday.And here I am wondering how to proclaim that am on a crash diet. He he he. . .Everything changes in life, isn't it?So lo and behold, my diet since last 3 days consists of only spsrouted grams and pulses (which I procure from a nearby supermarket, at least now I can vouch the fact that supermarkets have made life simple) and a glass of soya milk and orange juice.I mean some of the top models and actors also won't be having this crash diet.And for how long I can keep on going, well I successfully completed MI-1. So please no challenges, unless you want to lose bitterly.Yesterday my friends were tottally shocked when I told them that I have given up all forms of alcohol,including beer since last 3 days and were almost cursing me. But after …

Earring :-)

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A man is at work one day when he notices that his co-worker is wearing an earring. This man knows his co-worker to be a somewhat conservative fellow, so naturally he's curious about the sudden change in fashion sense. The man walks up to his co-worker and says, "I didn't know you were into earrings." "Don't make such a big deal, it's only an earring," he replies sheepishly. "Well, I'm curious," begged the man, "how long have you been wearing an earring?" "Ehr, ever since my wife found it in our bed."

Kabhi Kabhi "Abhi" Zindagi........

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I have not stopped listening to this song since the moment I got it on my cell, much to the bemusement of my friends, and when am not listening to it, am humming it....

Well, this is from the upcoming movie, "Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na". I have tweaked the lyrics a little bit from the original and no offence intended to original copyright holders :-)....


"Kabhi kabhi "Abhi" zindagi mein yuhi koi apna lagta hai.
Kabhi kabhi "Abhi" wo bichhar jaaye to ek sapna lagta hai.
Aise mei koi kaise apne aansu o ko behne se roke?
Aur kaise koi sochle everything's gonna be ok?

Kabhi kabhi to lage zindagi mein rahi naa khushi aur naa mazaa.
Kabhi kabhi to lage har din mushkil aur har pal ek sazaa.
Aise mein koi kaise mushkuraye, kaise hasde khush hoke?
Aur kaise koi soch de everything gonna be ok?


Soch jara jaaneja tujhko hum kitna chahte hai.
Rotein hai hum bhi aggar teri ankhon mein aansu aate hai.
Gaane to aata nahi hai magar phir bhi hum gaate hai.
Ke "Abhi" maana …

Forget but do not forgive....Ever

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A couple of days back I re-named my blog as "Forget but do not forgive". This was born out of sheer anguish and pain regarding one incident in my life which happened recently.

Just today morning while doing my morning-walk I thought that this Blog is about me and my life, a single incident should not be so important and powerful enough that I re-name my blog on it....Isn't it???

So I corrected myself...

But then the crux remains why this policy of "Forget but do not forgive"....

What a person recently did with me is un-pardonable and I will never forgive her forever for that, but that does not mean that my life stops because of that incident or I should sulk forever on that.

In fact, whatever said-and done an ugly phase has moved over and am happy about it. So why to keep those ugly poking memories with you. Forget and move on....

But yes, NEVER EVER FORGIVE........

Bingo...

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Well, after many months I have a sense of confidence that I would be able to deliver more than the target which was assigned to me.

As I have mentioned earlier in the blog also that past six months or so had been full of turmoil and finally the life is shaping up.

My team, should be the only team on an All-India basis, in the organisation which would deliver more than the target assigned, in not only the function I am managing but across the functions.


So finally am enjoying the game( I always enjoyed the game since last 8 years, because this career move was made by me out of choice and not by chance, but winning is always special, specially if it comes after a spell of dry-run).

Actually I wanted to do the double of the target which has been assigned to me(its still possible though), but guess I would fall short of the double-the-target-mark).

But then, A soldier never quits till he is dead....

India Retail Scenario: The difference between an owner and an employee

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Again this is from the horse's mouth and no gyaan...

A few days back I took all my four wrist watches( one after one, all of them went dead due to battery exhaustion) to a watch store for normal repairs.

By no means, I had any intention of buying anything else apart from getting the watches repaired.
The owner of the watch shop, a young lad of 20 something casually started a conversation with me and started showing me a couple of new range of watches that the particular brand has launched.
I am not an impulsive shopper as I dont have any "Credit Card"( or rather I have opted out of that ton resist any temptation), I shop what I want to with the help of a couple of "Debit Cards". So I spend only when I need to with the amount of money which is available in my bank account, no credit or borrowing stuff.

But the way the owner of that watch showroom seduced me with his salesmanship, I ended up buying a watch worth Rs.1895(with my debit card). If it would have been an or…

Indian Retail Scenario: Why still the small retailers will be able to survive the onslaught of Modern Retail Giants

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To start with, this is no gyaan....It comes straight from the horse's mouth.

For last almost 5 months now, I have been part of the much hyped "Indian Modern Organised Retail" and have been in two different roles.

There has been a lot of debate going on incessantly about the survival of small time retailers and mom-and-pop type retailers after entrance of several organised modern retailers, including the giants like Wal-Mart in India.

While almost everything goes in favour of the modern organised retail giants, what comes in favour of the small retailers is the "Human touch" and the "Emotional connect", which I believe is severely lacking in the organised retail trade ( I am myself a shopper).

Exactly 4 days back, I went to my neighborhood optician after almost 4 months to get a pair of optical contact lenses. Lo and Behold, as soon as I entered his shop, he gave me a warm greeting and almost surprised me by pronouncing my full-name.

I was shocked, I f…

My Beloved Dinky: The "would-be-Debonair" born on Valentine's day of 2008

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My Darling Dinky celebrating his 4th month Birthday on 14th June

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My Life, My heart and my everything......Dinky (4 months and one day old)..

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A very touching Story......

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When you have fear of Gangrene setting in, You just chop it of...

Since last few posts, I have been putting in Pics along with my posts, it helps words to speak more positively and also hides my weakness of not so proper writing...

when I decided just now to write this blog, I searched the images and they were so disgusting to put on this blog that I gave up and decided that this blog of mine for a change, should go without any snap...

A few months back also, I wrote a Blog almost similar to this, I thought that I would be able to succeed doing what I wrote but it was not to be.....

But then, I am a changed man. One of the biggest challenge that I took and won is known to my near and dear friends and also to my Boss.

Also, the fact that how much I have changed emotionally in last 8 months or so.

So this time I am much stronger than I was....

So, I threw away my old mobile number long way back, and yesterday blocked that person on my messenger list;finally.

And God willing, the only contact option left is my email id, which I should take care of in next co…

Hum na rahein kabhi yaaron ke bin....

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Life is not so much cruel after all, when she snatches somebody, there are many people who are ready to be with you.

I have been extremely lucky to have such a set of friends due to whom life is so blissful inspite of all the turmoil of last one year. I just wonder what would have been the scenario, if they would not have been in my life, extremely un-fathomable.

So, there they are and we share almost everything( almost everything) and have a blast, and they have been my anchor all through these months.

And we have been friends for life now, if not more......

Dil Chahta Hai......Hum na rahein kabhi yaaron ke bin...







And its green everywhere....

I am not a very colour co-ordinated person, but still I know that rainy season is associated with green and hence I have changed the back-ground colour of my Blog to green and I presume that its gonna stay here till for some time....

The lush green colour reminds me of the time spent by me in Pune, when during the early monsoon walks in the campus of "Pune University", everything used to be so lush green.

It used to feel like that you are walking through a forest almost....

So the grain is here to stay....

THE RETURN OF THE KID...

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Well, Even after straining my mind to its limit, I cant re-collect receiving too many gifts during my childhood.

The reason was that I was a born engineer guess, the moment I will lay my hand on a toy;I would start fiddling with it and wil ultimately dis-mantle it to its bare minimum in a true engineer's fashion.

And how ironical that I detested being an engineer, when it was presented to me as a choice of career.

Life is full of ironies...

So I never got toys, apart from a couple of them, I just had to content with dreaming about them.

A couple of days ago, I finally started fulfilling my dream of toys by buying a Sony PS2. And since then,I have been hooked to it.

Not being used to watching TV, finally my set is being used to proper use by that PS2.


And by playing the military games, I pseudo ful-fill my dreams of being a Commando.

So the Kid has return after so many years......

The song which brings tears to my eyes.....

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I dont think that there is a single soul who has not watched this movie "Taare Zameen Par". There is a heart-rending song in this movie, titled "Maa"...

After moving out of the house 13 years back and living alone since then, listening to this song always brings tears to my eyes....I still remember that day when Mom and Dad came to the railway station to see me off to the Engg College 13 years back and how I felt that day, and since then loneliness has been a constant companion always.

The only thing which scares me is somebody close to me moving away from me, since then and guess it will always scare me.

And like to the true nature of life, the same thing has happened with me over and over again.

And when I listen to this song, the moist eyes brings back lot many memories to haunt, some for life...

"Main Kabhi Batlata Nahin
Par Andhere Se Darta Hoon Main Maa
Yun To Main,Dikhlata Nahin
Teri Parwaah Karta Hoon Main Maa
Tujhe Sab Hain Pata, Hain Na Maa
Tujhe Sab Hain Pata…

Whenever you are disillusioned, watch "Forrest Gump" and "Life is beautiful"....

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After living alone for 13 years and almost half of it in a city like Bombay, I can claim to be emotionally strong and independent.

Well, I was not strong till almost last year, but events and circumstances of past year or more has taught so many things and made me erudite and now I can claim to be emotionally strong and independent after living alone for 13 years.....

But that does not mean that you dont get dis-illusioned sometimes, with life generally. It happens with all of us and it happens with me too...

And I have one advice for those days of disillusionment......Watch "Forrest Gump" and "Life is beautiful".

These two movies have never felt to amaze,bewilder and give me a kick, where it matters;every single time I have watched them.

Every single time, it feels that I am watching them for the first time, so fresh and so crisp......And never once they have failed to lift my spirits, when I was down....

So next time, buy my words and watch these two movies;whenever yo…

So I had my first fling of the season....

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Since yesterday, the news channels have been playing the same old story which I have been seeing for past 5 years, the first showers of rain and the blame-game of BMC...

As usual many parts got flooded of Bombay, some of them will flood even if a donkey pisses there as they are very low lying area, but then why am talking the same old story too....

So I had my first fling of this season on saturday, and it was much better than the previous day, gave me chance to get drenched and enjoy the rain.

With over 100 days of rains still left of the season, I would like to get wet on all those 100 days...."Don't wanna miss a thing".......As someone rightly said....

By saying something stupid like "I love you."

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I know I stand in line
Until you think you have the time
To spend an evening with me
And if we find a place to dance
I know that there's a chance
You won't be leaving with me.
And afterwards we drop into a quite little place
And have a drink or two.
And then I go and spoil it all
By saying somethin stupid like "I love you."

I can see it in your eyes
You still despise
The same old lines you heard the night before
And though it's just a line to you
For me it's true
It never seemed so right before

I practice every day
To find some clever lines to say
To make the meaning come true
And then I think I'll wait
Until the evening gets late
And I'm alone with you.
The time is right
Your perfume fills my head,
The stars get red.
And all the nights so blue.
And then I go and spoil it all
By saying something stupid like "I love you."

The time is right
Your perfume fills my head,
The stars get red.
And all the nights so blue.
And then I go and spoi…

Finally she's here.....

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Every year, since my childhood, I wait for this day. The "first rain showers". Over all these years, Life has made me older, wiser(some people may dispute this fact, including my parents) and some grey hairs but the excitement has not fizzled out certainly.

I still feel like that child who wants to go out and get drenched in that first rain, and since I have become wiser(like I wrote earlier), these days I make it a point that I get drenched in the second showers(for health reasons).

Ohh, that smell of freshly drenched earth is enough to linger for the rest of the year and gives you strength to tolerate all that heat and sweat(just like life, so similar isnt it).

The Met department predicted 3rd of June as the rendezvous date for monsoons to hit Mumbai and it was bang on target, as south-mumbai receiving showers yesterday.

And as I am writing this blog, it has started raining cats-minus dogs in my part of town with regular thunders and I dont think its pre-monsoon showers, am…