24 April 2009

Confession of a wild mind - II

Too many folks are reading too much into the last post! It's just an experimental writing... People have started taking special interest on the girl whom I mentioned at the post.

It's all a figment of my imagination. Try to put yourself across in a similar explained situation. Nothing more! :)

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Confession of a Wild Mind

I'm damn agitated. Or is it the signs of frustration that is finally creeping in me. Each and every moment I'm trying to keep away the agony of pessimism. But may be because of all these I have become some what self centered. I have moved away from feelings of happiness, pain and agony, I couldn't relate myself with anyone, though I still connect with everyone. It's so superficial. I couldn't open up in front of anyone and keep bottling up things with me. Everyone expect me to be there with them in times of need but no one ever asks me how I'm doing and what makes me happy.

May be all these are true and somewhat related to you too. I do believe "Things that doesn't kill me makes me stronger". I have made a full mockery of myself in front a girl, she mailed me that it's not possible to keep in touch sometime back, just that I didn't check the mail. Kept on calling and got a blank response just came to know about the mail. It's not that I was deep in love of something but I liked her and still couldn't understand why we can't be friends. But I didn't ask why, cause I don't want to know.

Please don't jump into any conclusion that my state of mind is dictating the flow of writing. Today I really got agitated seeing the KKR match at IPL, it must be more tough for the boys who are playing.

I should give myself some time, as I always do, when I get agitated I get into a shell and think. Think! What?

Somethings are always left unsaid. Can you count how many times I have used the word "I" in this post. Isn't the blog about "walking with You".

Contradiction is what makes life so funny! It should be "we" rather than "I". Think we have an agreement on this.

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16 April 2009

Signs of Recession


Photograph: Eddie Keogh/Reuters




Photograph: Eddie Keogh/Reuters



Election 2009 - Free Symbols

The first Phase of Election started today! On a curious note, I went through the Election Commission of India Portal to find out the total number of Registered and Recognized/Unrecognized  Parties. The total tally of political parties stood around 1000, considering that as a nation India is 1.3 Billion. So if there is any scope of new political entities spawning in some recent future, these are the free Symbols available for them. I did have my creative thoughts/tag lines on some of them. J




1. Almirah – Good place to Stack the goods even if promises are not delivered

2. Balloon – It’s all the about the Gas

3. Banana – No Comments, don’t want the feminists up in arms against me

4. Basket – Too much for a market Economy

5. Bat – Good things happen by Night

6. Batsman – Reserved for the crickets only

7. Battery Torch – Small in size but sure to light

8. Black Board – As they say, Finally Back in Black

9. Bread – Size and dimensions anyone

10. Brief Case – It’s Heavy

11. Brush - Imagine

12. Cake – Without The Cherry

13. Camera – Light Action

14. Candles – I’m still young

15. Carrot – Wait for the stick

16. Ceiling Fan –

17. Coat – Reid & Taylor

18. Coconut - ??

19. Comb (In all States and Union Territories except in the State of Kerala)

20. Cot (In all States and Union Territories except in the State of Kerala) – Lie down

21. Cup & Saucer

22. Diesel Pump –

23. Dolli

24. Electric Pole – Shocked!

25. Fork

26. Frock

27. Frying Pan

28. Gas Cylinder

29. Gas Stove

30. Glass Tumbler

31. Harmonium

32. Hat

33. Ice Cream

34. Iron

35. Jug

36. Kettle

37. Kite

38. Lady Purse – All shine but no Value

39. Letter Box – Remembering History

40. Maize

41. Nagara (In all States and Union Territories except in the North Eastern States of

Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland and Tripura)

42. Pressure Cooker

43. Railway Engine – Since 1887

44. Ring – Is it the suffeRING

45. Road Roller

46. Saw (In all States and Union Territories except in the State of Kerala)

47. Scissors

48. Sewing Machine

49. Shuttle – One way ticket to the moon

50. Slate

51. Spoon – Feeding hope

52. Stool

53. Table

54. Table Lamp

55. Television

56. Tent

57. Violin

58. Walking Stick

59. Whistle


14 April 2009

How it changed

Here I am sitting in my office @ night… Thinking hard about life How it changed…..
from a maverick collage life to strict professional life…...
How tiny pocket money changed to huge monthly paychecks but then why it gives less happiness….
How a few local denim jeans changed to new branded wardrobe but then why there are less people to use them
How a single plate of samosa changed to a full Pizza or burger But then why there is less hunger…..
Here I am sitting in my office @ night… Thinking hard about life How it changed…..
How a bike always in reserve changed to bike always on but then why there are less places to go on……
How a small coffee shop changed to cafe coffee day but then why its feels like shop is far away…..
How a limited prepaid card changed to postpaid package but then why there are less messages & more calls……
Here I am sitting in my office @ night… Thinking hard about life How it changed…..
How a general class journey changed to Flight journey But then why there are less vacations for enjoyment….
How a old assembled desktop changed to new branded laptop but then why there is less time to put it on……….
How a small bunch of friends changed to office mate But then why we always feel lonely n miss those college frnz.….
Here I am sitting in my office @ night… Thinking hard about life How it changed….. How it changed……..


05 April 2009

Games We Play

We all play games, some games we play is for fun while most of the games we play is to win! Is it our primitive instinct? Leftover of a near million years of evolution!

All around the animal kingdom you will notice younger beings playfully doing things... without much of fuss . These games ultimately manifest the nature of the animal while they grow up, helping them either to fight of flight. Same with humans, we are taught to socialize during our infancy years and form bond with the environment. Yet, as we add in ages we tend to do just the opposite-well most of us. We don't give a hoot about the environment and people who are less fortunate, we try to create a wall of amnesia. Fortune, may not be a good thing to be divided but surely there is no fortune greater enough to help people.
Did you ever wonder why? Is it because we as a race are progressive change believers! We know only how to take but seldom measure act of repaying with colored lenses. Or is it, we as a race can only speak a language, which makes us so prone to lieing. Did you ever hear a dog, cat or a lion lie? If wisdom of our religions are to be believed then they have a open ticket to heaven.

Just a thought I wanted to share!

Another year added

My Mom called me and became nostalgic about my birth - some quarter of a century ago, as she remembers I came to the planet. She vividly remembers everything, it was told that I was relatively healthy baby at birth. My family that point of time was best described as a middle class hindu undivided family, with a little stretching of imagination of the word "middle class".
I happen to be the eldest of my generation in my family of nearly 200 relatives. My father was not present at my birth, he went to a business visit some 500 kms away. The news of my birth was celebrated by my relatives and starting from the staffs at the hospital to the cleaners of janitor were given their share of sweets.
Something else was going on at that moment in my mother's mind. The room my mom shared with another lady was also expected to give birth. As fate would decide my mom and the lady started having the labor pain on the very same day. When I was born, that lady gave birth to a beautiful girl. My mom was concerned that if I would be swapped. The moment I cried for the first grasp of air in my lung, my mom saw me and noticed that I got my eyes big like her! Isn't it amazing that in a minute of birth out of comfort from my mother's womb the realities of the world started hitting me!
It's being long now, lot of things have changed. Something remains always with me, my mom's support and the golden chain that my grandpa gave me at birth. Though I occasionally disagree with lot of people. Today I want to make a resolution at least for this year I would be polite and nice to everyone and more with people who are rude! :) let's see if somethings can be changed.

My friends called me and wished me, though I don't expect anymore! It's always easier that way. My brother called me from dubai and he called me at midnight his time! Wondering what will happen if we differ the time zone by 12 hours. :)
The only issue is that I'm running temperature, hope things improve. Well, no much update of my swimming. The entire body is aching. Hope that means something.
To everyone who read me, thank you for being with me. It's always Walking With You! :)
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03 April 2009

In the waters!

There is a big news! I have finally pulled up all my energy to learn swimming. Isn't it little strange considering so many people already adept in it. What ever be the case I did find myself to be very happy.
Before contemplating to learn swimming our group of friends imagined that one day we will be ace life savers - the Baywatch types. Searching more of strings than the wreckages. :)
When I dived in to the pool, I could reach the ground so no fear of drowning-not that I'm hydrophobic. But I couldn't float. Such a disappointment, I must admit that I was little out of mind because of the euphoria and expected to learn swimming in an hour. I tried for first 10 mins all the techniques that I did manage to google and see in television, but most of them helped me to perform some amazing water sumersaults - some of them if captured should have given Mr. Bean a run for his money. Well as always the initial euphoria died down and I came to grips with reality.

My first task was to learn breathing out inside water. It was damn tough! Never ever did I thought how difficult it would be, wish I had gills. Anyways, tried doing that for an hour with my occasional water hopping! That's enough for day 1. I presume I am on target to learn swimming very fast! What say... First consolidating the basics. :) Baywatch calling... Watching the DVDs now.

Plug in your suggestions. I'll keep you posted about my progress.

On the other side: Mark to Market rule has been modified, need to check if the model is available tomorrow. G20 meeting held but still doubtful if everyone is in the same page. And all over the world share market rose, most of them broke their 100 days DMA. My portfolio jumped 5%, cutting the losses.

One of my old friend mailed me long time back, felt good. And my company's CEO made a visit to our location and shared his input, can't say more else it will mount to violation of insider trading rule. Just kidding! Have a good time and wish the confidence is back, at least to oneself.
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