Sunday, October 16, 2005


The last post was more of a misnomer, as I see it now.

"Too Bad" is really a too bad thing to say, because it doesn't say what it means.

Things really were bad, and they haven't improved considerably still, but I have come to live with it anyhow. Have tried to make things better in ways more than one. And I can feel the difference. Hence, it sure is in our hands to make it better or worse for ourselves.

Thank goodness, the group thing is back to normalcy. Have come out of the other issues also partially. But because I have better things to take care, its in best interests of everyone that I forget and carry on from here.

Planning to go to Bangalore over Diwali. I am sure if I sit here for Diwali as well, I'll crack. Need to come up with more ways for leisure. Just hope that Bangalore has a better ambience while I go this time.

Now then, Deepti's questions really persuaded me to think whether I'll ever get "my-kinda-girl". A long shot would say that I will, but then, who knows.

The other Deepti, DP, sure needs to come up with the ways she should. I'll need to tell her time and again, and make her rise to the occasion. These small fights will, I am sure, do more good than harm. I know this is the other way round, but not in this case.

Gotta work with the dynamic business model of the company as well.

Wednesday, October 12, 2005

Too Bad

Its never so bad that it can't get worse!
True it is. Last few days have really shown that. I was hardly trying to come out of these incredible tensions that I have developed, that I face more in my kitty.

Deepti rightly told me that there should be a gap between private and public life; between office and social life. I have hardly followed that as of now, but seems like that it the right thing to do.

With the baffled yahoogroup issue, and the chances of this guy leaving the company, this cricket issue, and other things as well, I can hardly think of a way out. People say that I should calm down and think, but where's the solution? I don't see any solution at all to such problems, unless I am the one who's creating them.

I rightly need to change my ways. Or change the world. :)

Lets see which one I choose!

Wednesday, October 05, 2005

Handle with care!

And then I came back from Bangalore!
It came as no respite that the work was overloaded here as well. PSS still on; DRL delivery in a few days; Ahlcon presentation coming up soon; Samir's BDC and VC work also picking up; Alexion and Bayer on the cards; And above all, those projects with MBA colleges. Everything driving me crazy.

Anyhow, DRL went off well in the end. And Hari's plans to come to India postponed due to Alexion meeting in US. This meant that Hari won't be there for Ahlcon meeting! Such an important one, without him. Lets see how it shapes up. Putting in my level best for it.

And these MBA projects taking loads of time. Though I know the endeavor is one of the best ever taken up, but still, problems creep in everywhere.
I didn't believe it, but have started feeling that personal and professional lives should have distance. Last night was the fitting example. I got as low as I have ever been, and that too because of that stupid feeling I got. Not that its sure, but nonetheless, I never doubt my thinking.

Gotta see how I'll have to manage the situation here in the office now. Truly speaking, this is the richest experience one can ever get in the work. Don't know about the things to come, but sure it does help, in one way or the other.


Saturday, October 01, 2005

To buy or not to buy!

People usually go to shopping malls for fun and end up buying stuff that they don't actually need. Obviously this is a waste of one's own resources and therefore is not good for one's own self. Here are some simple ways on how to not buy anything.

  1. The easiest way of not ending up buying anything is to simply not take any money, credit cards, or anything of the sort with you.
  2. Go with some friends and keep on enjoying yourselves such that you don't even feel like buying anything. This is not very easy, though.
  3. Don't go to any shopping malls or shops at all when you are roaming around.
  4. If you are roaming around alone, keep yourself engrossed in yourself so that you don't pay attention to your surroundings. That does not mean that you stop seeing where you are going.
  5. If you see something that you think you just have to have, really study it, stare at it for several minutes, think of why you need it. Do you really need it? Will you die without it?
  6. Think about how long it will be there. If it's something that's going to be around for years and possibly go down in price later on, then don't bother, not unless you just can't live without it, like food.
  7. Fill your shopping cart with things you have to have, spend all the time you want looking though the aisles and choosing your items carefully, then when all finished, abandon your cart and leave the store. (Note that store employees frown on people abandoning their full shopping carts. This practice works better when shopping online.)
  8. Use the "7" rule; if something you want is over 7777 rupees, wait 7 days and ask 7 trusted people whether this is a good purchase. Then buy it if you still think it is a good idea. This rule will curtail impulse buying.
If you feel guilty still, contact me!