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Wrongs and Rights

Off-late, there has been lot of things happening in life, which has made me (re)look at my view for life. Life has been going through a lot of ordeals, which most of the time, leaves me thinking what piece of this huge jig-saw puzzle called life, luck, success am I missing?

I believe its not my everyday story alone.So many of us might have the same kind of issues in life. So the easiest solution is to unravel this mystery of the missing piece….

Well, to start with, lets think about the various things that can go wrong….

1.One common problem is, when something is not coming our way, we start lamenting and spend all our mind,energy cribbing on what we did not get.

2.Start blaming others for our failure in accomplishing what we desired for.

3.In today’s competitive world, where we need to prove ourself every day, every moment, where we need to showcase ourselves better than all other “rats”, stress naturally gropes and not able to cope up with it leaves us in frustration.

4.Not doing something we enjoy to do, but doing something so that we, if not be the topper of rat race, but at least be in the race, which again leaves us sad and lost.

5.Constantly in the maze of worries, think, re-think and keep mulling over the failures keeps us lost in our world, longing to keep ourselves isolated from others.

6.Always trying to do something which somebody else can do easily, without realizing they are the masters of the game and we are naive.

7.Worst of all, always compare ourselves with someone who is competent and successful in his/her arena and crib on not being able to reach anywhere near them in spite of all efforts.

So after figuring out what all has gone wrong, what’s the next thing to do? Find solutions….

1.First of all, stop making the mind wander on unnecessary issues and holding onto some unwanted memories for a long time.
2.What others think of you is none of your business…. its hard to please everyone.
3.Believe in miracles…. since we are ourselves miracles. 🙂
4.Even if your boss gives you sour lime, make the most sweet juice out of it. 🙂
5.Watch something nice, humorous, feel good shows on TV.
6. Occasionally take a break from the rat race, do something which you love to do….(thats what exactly I am doing now…. :))
7.Don’t feel disheartened on failures. Just think you are destined for something more, something better and you will be the best of the pack in that.
8.Best of all, keep smiling, keep laughing even at your failures and at people who made fun of you for your incompetence, because one who can laugh at himself/herself is the person who can come out of all failures in a most convincing manner.

Once you start enjoying your life, happiness and success will follow suit….

So with all these, hope to bring a difference in my view of life and make a different person out of myself.

Every day is different and every day has so much to offer!!!! So keep having fun!!!! Life is more than what we are currently making of it today!!!!

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L.I.P.O

Sometimes it so happens that you become so obsessive about people and their memories in your life, that you don’t want to part with them, you don’t want to believe that they are not a part of your life and cannot be as well…. but still you fear losing them!!!!!

What do you call  it? Love (L), Infatuation (I), Possessiveness (P) or Obsession (O)!!!!

Consider a simple situation –

Situation A – If he/she is talking to some one of opposite sex, you feel a burning sensation in your heart…. What do you call this?

If this is slightly confusing, or if this is too easy to decide then lets try the following situation –

Situation B – If his/her smile at you fills your day with joy, you will feel excited, enthusiastic  through out the day…. What do you call this?

Pretty straight forward?? huh!!! ok, try this…..

Situation C – You treasure his/her possessions (which you might have accidentally landed up with), however trivial it has been to him/her…. What do you call this?

Getting  a little confused? ok, lets proceed…. lets see if it gets better or …..worse!!!!

Situation D – You think that you have heard him/her even though they are no where around. You imagine him/her in almost everyone you see…. What do you call this?

Getting little perplexed?? Let me confuse you a little more….

Situation E – If he/she is away from your sight for quite sometime, you cry your heart out, missing him/her every moment but still feel shy and intimidated to speak to them when you see them after a long time….. What do you call this?

????? final assault!!!! here is comes…..

Situation F – Even though you are completely sure that he/she can never be a part of your life and you are nothing to him/her, you still can never think of not thinking about him/her…..What do you call this?

Well, may be certain things /people are so inevitable part of your destiny, they come, they go, but need to learn how to cope up with all situations….

Again telling is easy, implementing is difficult…. still life goes on….

Thats pretty much it for now…. till we meet in the next post, keep mulling about the situations mentioned above…..

“People are key assets of our Organization”

“Organization is nothing without people”

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blah…. blah…. blah

how many times have we not heard these from leading organizations?

but do they really cater to the people’s needs? do they really know how to manage people?

ok…ok … i am not going into another tiresome, serious discussion ….

well, but the question still is the same, forget the organizations….

do we really understand what is People Management…..

Yes, today’s topic is PEOPLE MANAGEMENT….

Have you ever realized how many times in a day do we handle people?

4 times? 3 times? 2 times? 1 time? or none….

If you say none, think again…..

Here are some instances where with or without knowledge, we manage people –

 Earliest stage of life – when you were a baby….. when crying was the only way to communicate and conquer the world, have you ever thought, you managed to “manage your parents/relatives” just by crying. No? don’t believe? just think…. when you were hungry, but your mom did not pay attention, what did you do? Cry…. thats so simple…. which made your mom come running to you, see you managed your mom 🙂 Similarly, when you were desperate to sit and play in the cradle, but unfortunately, you end up landing in the arms of one aunt to another aunt to another uncle and so on, what did you do? Same answer again?? Well, yes, you again successfully managed to “Manage elders“…. 😀

Now you grew a little older…. You have discovered, crying is not the only way to conquer…. so what you do? Lets consider the following situation –

Your friend sitting next to you takes away your pencil or eraser…. how to get it back?

Solution A – Smack him, hit him, fight with him, basically intimidate him….

Solution B – Start crying hard, so that your teacher finds you innocent (earlier case that might not be possible…. :P)

Result – u get your stationary back and you have successfully “managed your friend“…. 😀

Well, sad thing is that, its not only kids who have mastered the art of people management…. even parents are aware of it to a considerable extent… well have you ever realized, their coaxing you to get first rank to getting into the best engineering college by offering you everything from a chocolate to a moped is one of their ways of “managing” you?

If the “managing” is restricted to something listed above, it is good….but if it takes a wrong turn like this, then?…..oooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!! Scary!!!!!!!!!!!

Well, all the above was past…. if we come to the present, everyday we deal with the shopkeepers, bargaining for a pie…. what do you think? if you have got a good bargain, means you successfully “Managed” the shopkeeper.

These are very few examples of how we manage people in our day to day life…. I am sure there are many more if we think hard….

Thats it for now….. Keep managing people and thinking more innovative ways of managing  till we meet next time!!!!!

Jog Brain Jog!!!!

Hello world!!!! here I am back again….. 😀 hopefully for a longer duration now 😛

What a day for (re)come-back….. a new day! a new year! Happy Ugadi, Yugadi or Gudi Parva to all!!!!

so the article for the day is also going to be new…..

THE BRAIN NEEDS A JOG

Keeping the brain healthy and happy is the easier than we think; and it takes less than 15 minutes a day to keep the brain active for the whole day. Here are some of the interesting ways to keep your brain healthy and active –

Solving Sudoku or crossword – This will cater to your desire as well as keep those million grey cells craving to be in use, at work.

Playing chess is a good option but not all of us are good for such a “cerebral” activity since we are more accustomed to something which peps us up faster than something which is time-consuming.

So what? there are “fun” activities for people like us….. Learn to do something creative – learning pottery, music, dance or any other fine arts. Walking on the beach, making sand castles also makes the brain happier and hence more active….

Even writing a blog helps…. the amount of brain used in writing this up, collecting info about the topics, collecting topics itself keeps the brain at its “toes”.

One shortcut for brain health

  • Do not keep doing the same thing for a longer duration.
  • Try doing something new, however small it is, everyday…. this keeps you enthusiastic and happy everyday (today I joined twitter…. it might be very small thing to do, but my brain was very curious to figure out the way it works, which kept my brain happy for sometime).
  • Do Work as if it was Play…. enjoy the work you are doing, in spite of it being quite uninteresting and monotonous…. since one thing is for sure – “Unless you take care of your work, your work will not take you”
  • Read, Read, Read…. yes reading, whatever it might be – biographies, novels, articles and even comics will help…..

So bottom line is “Keep your brain happy for you to be happy

What should I be????

When we were young, lot of times we would have come across this question from different people – “What do you want to be when you grow up?” the answer to this and the vulnerability of the answer depends on the person answering it……

Apparently, there are lot many people whom we might have heard of, who had a definitive objective set for themselves, right from their childhood. They move ahead in the path towards their goal and succeed in pursuing the career of their choice. Great people!!!! aren’t they???

But apparently (….again), there are a large mass of people (…. I assume) whose dreams and ambitions keep undergoing metamorphosis quite often (….just like mine :P). Their goals keep changing depending on their time-to-time interests….

While pondering on what all goals and ambitions (….if u want to call it that way ;)), I had from childhood till present day, I thought of penning them down, so that when I have my next goal set, I really don’t need to count them all again, to get to the exact number of the goal, i am currently setting for myself…. 😛

So here is a synopsis of what all I wanted to be –

Teacher – The vaguest or the earliest memory goes back to those days when I was around 5 or 6 years. I used to love playing teacher-teacher, where I was the teacher (…. I used to ensure that always) and my 2 friends were the students. If they are not around, then the pillows in my bedroom were (…. my friends had the choice to back-off from the game, but the poor pillows didn’t). I remember having a ruler in my hand and beating the notorious pillows 😉 (….couldn’t do the same thing to my friends :() But yes, I used to teach my friends and the pillows the lessons which I learnt in the school by promptly writing all I know on the blackboard.

 

Doctor – Not able to date this exactly, but I remember getting used syringes (….without needles off-course),  don’t remember how I used to get them. I used to fill it with water and inject the so called medicine into the bark of the mango tree in front of my house 😛 I even used to medicate my dolls in turn saving their lives…. 😉

 

Film actress 😛 – Not able to date this as well, but, Yes, this was also one of my dreams. Those days, I was very fond of Hindi movies and was never missing any of them on TV, in spite of having a single channel and movies being telecast late night. Every time, I used to watch the movie, I used to imagine myself in the role and was enjoying it very much till one day, when I took a chance and informed my mom about it…. and not to say “That was the end of it all”

 

Miss World / Miss Universe – This was at the time, when Sushmita Sen and Aishwarya Rai made India proud by winning the Miss Universe and Miss World title respectively. I still remember those days, when I stayed awake till around 2 in the night, just to watch them win the glory for India and that day was the beginning of a new dream….. but with time, somehow this dream withered out and I was yet again in search of a new dream…..

 

 

Astronaut – It was during my 10th Std, that this dream was born. This was my most favorite dream of all…. I wanted to reach the universe, design a spacecraft which travels more than 100000 times the speed of light, a non-stoppable, non-destructable space machine. I wanted to explore the world outside, talk to imaginary species in the other world, win Nobel prize etc… etc…. Guess somewhere in my mind, I still have this dream alive…. but when, how, will I fulfill this dream, only time can tell…..

These are only, believe me, only some of the ocean of dreams I had….. But in spite of all these dreams, what I became!!!!!

A SOFTWARE ENGINEER!!!!!

Hello World!!!!! I am BACK!!!!!!

It has been quite sometime that I have penned down anything. Its either time or topics or interest which deprived me of entering into this ‘serene world’…..

But during this weekend, with a total urge to find out the time, topic and interest, I sat down to find a suitable theme for my GRAND COMEBACK…. 😀

Last Saturday, 14th of November happens to be the birthday of our first prime minister, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru…. popular among kids as Chacha Nehru. This day is celebrated as Children’s Day,as a tribute to Nehru’s  love for children.He believed “Children are the future of the nation.”

As a mere coincidence, happened to come across this video about a kid, who sells fans made of peacock feathers on the streets of Mumbai near the hanging gardens, but is amazingly multilingual.

He has learned all these languages, just by following the conversations of various tourists who happen to visit the place. This can be considered as his “strategy” for marketing and eventually sell his goods or as a special gift he has been bestowed by God.

But the saddest part is, he doesn’t have the privilege of attending school, and spends all his time selling fans. According to a survey done by the UN, India has the largest number of uneducated children (around 50%). Apart from this, we find a considerable number of child laborers in spite of having a ban on employment of children below 14. How many houses still have their domestic servant who is a kid? How many times have you not come across various cases of child abuse or cases of juvenile crimes  in news off late?

Our ex-president,  Dr A.P.J. Abdul Kalam mentions in one of his addresses – “Children who belong to weaker sections of our society are undernourished, and only a small percentage of them manage to complete satisfactory education. We need to think specifically for them. Education is indeed a fundamental right of every Indian child. Can we allow the situation to continue in which millions of these children are forced into life long poverty?”

Given the present situation, I wonder when will Nehru’s and Kalam’s dreams might come into reality???? But as a responsible citizen of the country, I believe its our duty to do our bit towards making a under-privileged child see a brighter tomorrow……

Just happened to come across this snippet of how self-centered and enigmatic a guy can be, and couldn’t help penning down…. 😛

If u TREAT him nicely, he says u are IN LOVE with him;

If u Don’t, he says u are PROUD.

If u DRESS nicely, he says u are trying to LURE him;

If u Don’t, he says u are a TRAMP.

If u ARGUE with him, he says u are STUBBORN;

If u keep QUIET, he says u have no BRAINS.

If u are SMARTER than him, he’ll lose FACE;

If he’s Smarter than u, he is GREAT.

If u don’t Love him, he tries to POSSESS u;

If u Love him, he will try to LEAVE u;

If u tell him your PROBLEM, he says u are TROUBLESOME;

If u don’t, he says that u don’t TRUST him.

If u SCOLD him, u are like a NANNY to him;

If he SCOLDS u, it is because he CARES for u.

If u BREAK your PROMISE, u Cannot be TRUSTED;

If he BREAKS his, he is FORCED to do so.

If u do WELL in your exams, he says it’s LUCK;

If he does WELL, it’s BRAINS.

If u HURT him, u are CRUEL;

If he HURTS u, u are too SENSITIVE & so hard to please!!


Anonymous….. (but sure a lady) 😀

If only life was so technically simple

I could have said –

INSERT INTO LIFE_TL (STRESS,SORROW, WEALTH,HEALTH, SUCCESS LEVEL, LOVE)
VALUES (NULL,NULL,’1000 trillion $’,’Very Sound’,’Highest Always’,’True,Everlasting’)

and life would have been so WONDERFUL!!!! 😉


If only life was so technically simple

I could have said –

DELETE LIFE_TL where RESULT=’Failure’ OR RESULT=’Misery’ OR RESULT=’Pain’ OR RESULT=’Poverty’

and all my problems would have been solved in a jiffy!!!! 😀


If only life was so technically simple

I could have said –

SELECT * FROM MY_MEMORY_TL where NAME=’KPI’ AND DESCRIPTION LIKE ‘%KPI set by my manager in last meeting%’ AND  CREATED <= ‘Jun 20XX’ AND CREATED_BY=’MANAGER’

and I would have atleast known what should I do in office????!!!! 😛


If only life was so technically simple

I could have said –

UPDATE MY_COMPANY_EMPLOYEE_DETAILS SET EMP_SALARY=’600,000,000 p.a’ AND EMP_POSITION=’CEO’ AND EMP_RATING=’Excellent’ AND EMP_ATTENDENCE=’100%’ WHERE EMP_NAME=’ME’

and  I wouldn’t have to come to office.. which would have automatically solved the previous problem…. 🙂


If only life was so technically simple……………….

This is a sequel of the article Nostalgia :).


Yesterday, I was talking about my encounter and reaction toward a welcome, but an unanticipated change. Here is an instance of my friend’s reaction over the same change.

After getting a confirmed news regarding the change that had happened and lot of others confirming that they are a part of the change as well, I presumed that PK, a good friend of mine might also be a part of it. So without a second thought, congratulated him. He mentioned that he has not been informed about the change, but  I did not give heed to it and continued to substantiate my statement with all logic possible. After hearing my pragmatic speech, PK was convinced to a greater extent that he was a part of the change and it is now up to him to accept it.

Immediately he went to the pantry. I was under the assumption, PK wanted to rejoice this moment alone, hence went away, so did not bother about his sudden exit.

But it was only a little later, that I realized my mistake. PK was not a part of the change 😦 It was quite a shock to all of us, since if anybody deserved to be a part of the change, it was PK. More than this, I was feeling indignant over the stupid mistake of presuming things without any proof or confirmation and having hurt someone’s feelings.

I desperately wanted to say sorry to PK, so asked him to join me for a cup of coffee and then we went to the pantry. After apologizing for my mistake, and him doing a favour of acquitting me from the crime, we started our as usual conversation. Then I observed something. A broken door!!!!! The door which was in perfect health in the morning is now BROKEN!!!!!Copy of DSC07102I was skeptical about PK, not having his hand in this, so pestered him to speak up the truth. After a loooong tenure of persuasion, PK finally agreed of having his hand…. err… No…. his leg in this. That explains why he went to the pantry in such a hurry.

He was so used to the mundane life before the change, that he was not able to accept the fact that change has finally happened. The idea of the change happening made him so aggressive, that he started searching for something to show his vengeance on. Finally what came to his sight???? the poor door, as you see above, you can figure out what PK would have done with it….

But wait!!!! are you wondering why PK did not break the entire door????!!!! He would have been successful in his endeavor if only he was not informed that he was NOT a part of the CHANGE….. :D!!!! Yes, our tireless, hard-working, industrious PK was not a part of the change!!!! Surprising????yes, but PK variably was happy. 🙂

Think, this is the end of the story…. No, not yet…. “Picture abhi baaki hai, mere dost!!!!! :)”

Today, when I went to the pantry, suprisingly I saw the door was completely broken!!!! Came back wondering, why and how this can happen?? and who would have done it??!!!!

Sometime later, PK informed me, that he is informed that he is also going to be a part of the change!!!!! (still do not know why he was given this “SPECIAL” treatment as compared to us…. :P)

but the good part is now I know WHY, HOW and WHO…… 😉

Three Cheers again to PK and welcome to the club!!!!! 🙂

Nostalgia :)

How do you feel when a change which you have longed for, happens quite unanticipated? Frenetic!!!! Confused!!!! Elated!!!!Shocked!!!!

May be bit of all…… All the above adjectives might not completely but nearly depict what I am feeling currently. Today Aug 25, 2009 brought a much awaited, much longed dream alive. I couldn’t help feeling proud (some fellow strugglers in this long battle 😉 might laugh at this…. :P) when it actually happened. Why shouldn’t I? After all I have waited for soooooo long for this one day….. I decided, I am going to celebrate this day….. 🙂

But wait!!!! that’s not all…. Guess what I am missing the life, that was before this change. I know I cannot go back to the past life, since the change is irreversible (not that I want to go back after coming so far….) I have been searching all places to find atleast a small trace of the fossils, so that I can record them, and cherish memories for life…..

VOILA!!!! Finally after probing for a long time, I was able to find one such thing, which still was reflecting to the past. I did not think even for a moment to capture it, and surprisingly I felt so happy 🙂

Now I feel, I can live this change and enjoy it completely!!!! 🙂

Moral of the Day: Change is only one thing which is Constant…. It may come with a Delay, but is Inevitable….

“Kudos to me and my fellow companions in this change…. Congratulations to all!!!!!”