Sunday, November 27, 2005


I don't know where I will be, what I will be doing, why I will be doing whatever I would be doing, a few weeks down the line! The bleak picture shows that I will be in Bangalore next week, gearing up for a few meetings and pitches. Third week of December might see me back in Trivandrum to pack up and go back to Delhi. It might as well see me packing up and shifting to Bangalore. Anything could happen in days to come. A very ambiguous time indeed. Period.

Thursday, November 24, 2005

The week that was:

Well, as usual, am late on update.
All these issues came up at work. Went for bangalore for these presentations. Came back and other issues. Very uncertain times coming up. But hopefully everything will get in place in a month's time. Sometimes I wonder - Isn't it possible to fast-forward the life by a month or so: so that everything falls back in order, and we don't have to worry about it at all.
I now know what start-ups mean; It isn't as rosy as it seems - It has much more in store!
All the chat sessions have come down - don't know why. Will know in a few days whether its for gud or bad.

Gone are the days.

Gone are the days...
When the school reopened in June,
And we settled in our new desks and benches.
When we queued up in book depot,
And got our new books and notes.
When we wanted two Sundays and no Mondays, yet
Managed to line up daily for the morning prayers.
We learnt writing with slates and pencils, and
Progressed To fountain pens and ball pens and then micro tips.
We began drawing with crayons and evolved to
Color pencils and finally sketch pens.
We started calculating first with tables and then with
Clarke's tables and advanced to calculators and computers.
When we chased one another in the corridors in
Intervals, and returned to the classrooms drenched in sweat.
When we had lunch in classrooms, corridors,
Playgrounds, under the trees and even in cycle shed.
When all the colors in the world,
Decorated the campus on the Second Saturdays.
When a single P.T. period in the week's Time Table,
Was awaited more eagerly than the monsoons.
When cricket was played with writing pads as bats,
And Neckties and socks rolled into balls.
When few played "kabadi" and "Kho-Kho" in scorching sun,
While others simply played "book cricket" in the confines of classroom.
Of fights but no conspiracies,
Of Competitions but seldom jealousy.
When we used to watch Live Cricket telecast,
In the opposite house in Intervals and Lunch breaks.
When few rushed at 1:45to "Conquer" window seats in our School bus.
While few others had "Big Fun", "Choc-o-bar", "kulfi ice" and "Pepsi" at 2:00 Clock.
Gone are the days Of Sports Day, and the annual School Day,
And the one-month long preparations for them.
Gone are the days of the stressful Quarterly,
Half Yearly and Annual Exams, and the most enjoyed holidays after them.
Of tenth and twelfth standards, when we spent almost the whole year writing revision tests.
We learnt, we enjoyed, we played, we won, and we lost,
We laughed, we cried, we fought, we thought.
With so much fun in them, so many friends,
So much experience, all this and more.
Gone are the days when we used to talk for hours with our friends.
Now we don't have time to say a HI.
Gone are the days when we sat to chat with friends on grounds.
Now we chat in chat rooms and mails.....
Gone are the days where we studied just to pass.
Now we study to save our job
Gone are the days where we had no money in our pockets
And fun filled on our hearts
Now we have the atm as well as credit card but with an empty heart
Gone are the days where we shouted on the road.
Now we don t shout even at home
Gone are the days where we got lectures from all.
Now we give lectures to all... like the one I'm doing now....
Gone are the days
But not the memories, which will be
Lingering in our hearts for ever and ever and ever and ever and Ever.....

Friday, November 11, 2005

Did I do the right thing?

You Should Get a MBA (Masters of Business Administration)

You're a self starter with a drive for success.
You'd make a great entrepreneur.

Type of blog?

Your Blog Should Be Purple

You're an expressive, offbeat blogger who tends to write about anything and everything.
You tend to set blogging trends, and you're the most likely to write your own meme or survey.
You are a bit distant though. Your blog is all about you - not what anyone else has to say.

Is it so?

Things change with time. But at the end of it, you believe that you should have done this or that, so as to make it better. You always know that there are 2 paths: an easy one and the right one! the onus is on us to decide which one to take. This blog is getting serious unneccesarily. So I also have 2 choices: to continue this way, or to change. Period.

Wednesday, November 09, 2005

Mesmerising Gloom

It keeps happening again and again and again and again. Yet again!
When I am very happy, I forget about jotting it down here; and as and when it starts getting over me, I revert back to my blogging senses!

Since last post, quite a few ups-and-downs have come, and gone by. For once, I was regretting for having taken a vow, but then it came over pretty well in the end. Then I went over to Bangalore for Diwali times, which weren't very enthusiastic times as well. Dido and Sardar, both were engaged in their offices so much that I hardly got any time to spend with anyone, except a television! The plainest diwali ever.

Then came back, and things were getting along fine, when suddenly, this crunch came over. And I found myself in the midst of the most-testing times of my life as of now. I surely think I should have started somewhere down the value chain, and not where I actually did. I am still a kid, and bearing so many things at the same time make me wonder sometimes whether I shud do them or not; Though its another case that I cherish being in the position and role I am in, and I am sure it wouldn't come up otherwise.

Things are still very bleak. A lot of things going on right now, and I just hope (yet again!) that everything comes to normal self soon. I am not meant to take so many tensions in life. ;)

The work is in progress, and if things go well, a month from now I should be a happy and satisfied guy.