Monday, December 31, 2007

Happy New Year!

Hehe..looks like only yesterday i wrote a blog on 31st December for the New Year resolutions. Its again the 31st today and its about 15 minutes to go to the New Year. Am in London with sis and her family and down with 3 swigs of white rum.This year..would be jobless experience as i would be joining school for an MBA and i always wanted to do one.A promise to myself would be to give my best while in B school this year and get the best job that i ever can. I need to make the best of this opportunity and upsurge the risk taken. The anxiety of how this would turn out to be is still there, but there is a lot of optimism thats oozing out. Let this not die down dude!!

Friday, October 12, 2007


Its 'fall' here in the New England region in US. The season in which trees get a new shade on them for some time in the form of leaves changing color and finally these leaves desert the branches and trees they hung on to, only to mix with earth and come back next year.

Think of the trees. Every year come spring..the new leaves spring up on their branches, adding color and life to their otherwise dreary life. The trees are able to make their presence felt with each passing gust of wind by swaying their leaves and by throwing a zillion shades of green under the piercing sun. Then comes fall...and thats where the story reaches its climax. The leaves cant bear the cold and snow. Nature roasts and bakes them to change the green to shades of yellow, orange and red. Finally when the leaf and turn into no other color but brown/ black, they fall off the tree. Rain also comes as a gatecrasher around fall, to ensure that its a clean job and through brute and force all leaves are brought down to mother earth. None of it sticks to the tree. The tree is left to fend for itself in the cold winter. Nothing to cover it up but fond memories of leaves.

Such is life..

Sunday, September 30, 2007

Interesting Facts

Am pretending to post this fact as though i am regular blogger on this site and doing this pretty routine thing :) Apologies! Shall write soon!

This is awesome - I bet you didn't know this... Letters 'a', 'b', 'c' & 'd' do not appear anywhere in the spellings of 1 to 99 (Letter 'd' comes for the first time in Hundred) Letters 'a', 'b' & 'c' do not appear anywhere in the spellings of 1 to 999 (Letter 'a' comes for the first time in Thousand) Letters 'b' & 'c' do not appear anywhere in the spellings of 1 to 999,999,999 (Letter 'b' comes for the first time in Billion) And Letter 'c' does not appear anywhere in in the spellings of entire English Counting ******

Sunday, August 12, 2007

Today is one of those days

- i lazed throughout the day
- i wanted to do something but ended up doing nothing
- i saw a movie - "Ewin Almighty" and finished the remaining of "Madagascar"
- Madagascar was hilarious...hehehe fundu.
- Now going to watch an Indian movie "Chak De India" starring SRK.
- Cya till then!

Saturday, August 04, 2007

"He trusted me"

It was just another week day, but a day when i had one of my appointments with the dentist.
I did the pre-requisites - setup an out of office reply on my Outlook Mailbox, emailed the people with whom i work about my limited availability during the appointment and zipped off in my car 20 minutes before the scheduled appointment.

Route 9 didn't have much traffic and downtown traffic was as usual being slow. Parked my car in the parking lot, didnt forget to turn off the AC,stereo and iPod before cutting the ignition. Its a sequence of events, which when completed quickly in succession, gives the ultimate satisfaction.
The attendant greeted me with the car parking pass, which i kept inside the car, to ensure its not towed.

As i settled myself onto a seat and tried to familiarize myself to the surroundings with a smile, i saw a sort of troubled American waiting for his turn with the doc. After shedding the initial inhibitions with a smile, we just introduced ourselves with a hi followed by our names. Conversationalists that people in this part of the world are, Paul mentioned that he was having trouble with his car which he had brought about 4 days back.

An ad in the local newspaper led Paul to meet the seller (previous owner) of the car. The owner sold the car with all the promises of a smart seller. Paul succembed to those with a look at the car and more importantly the trust that he placed on the seller.

Day 1 and Paul couldn't have found a better car, he felt at the end of the day, for his shoestring budget of under 5000 dollars. At the end of Day 2, Paul's car broke down and upon showing it to the garage, he was told the transmission was faulty and would need 1200 dollars in part itself for a fix. Paul was flabbergasted and shocked to see his money go down the drain. Over talks, i got to know that Paul didnt have a regular job and was doing some odd jobs for a company. Now he cant commute to that company, as he didnt have a car.

I tried asking him if he did a carfax check or showed the car to a mechanic before buying it. All he could say was "I trusted him".

It was time for the doctor to call him for his dental treatment and his words for the doctor were "I hope its covered under insurance. I am broke ". Thankfully for him, it was covered under his insurance.

Paul, don't know if our path's cross again, but hope things get better for you. There is a prayer for you from me.

Friday, August 03, 2007

I still exist

Yes. I would like to re-affirm that i still exist and i have not forgotten this blog. Writing was a passion for me since college days and now all i write is only emails to my colleagues and clients. Don't even reply to emails of family and friends as i directly speak. Too lazy or too level headed on the $$, spending them on calls. I got into SP Jain for the 1 year. Should i take it or shouldn't I? Time would tell, perhaps!

Sunday, January 07, 2007

What a New Year?

What a New Year it has been. In the past 1 week the following has happened:

1) Got a "Reject" even for an interview at ISB
2) Got "additional responsibilities" at work
3) Had a car accident yesterday, for no fault of mine.

For 1) I was dejected. But now i question myself, what right do i have to get dejected? Did i give it my best shot - GMAT and app's? In the slog overs (end) i did, but needn't one be serious and work rigorously towards one's goals right from the start? Where did i do that? There would have been so many better profiles/sincere students than mine? Why should i feel bad? I probably lost to better people than me. I should take this in the right spirit and change the way i approach things.

For 2) yes i did. I am now asked to oversee a project. So have cut down on my late sleeps in the early hours of the morning and have started waking up and being in offshore calls from 6.00am. For last couple of days, i have been working late too. I am going to give my best shot, to ensure that the project doesnt suffer.

For 3) it was kind of a sad saturday evening. I was taking my colleague - SM for house-hunting on West Lake Drive. After prodding over 2 possible accomodations, myself, SM and VS set out for a drive to Udipi Indian Restaurant in Route 9S. Just when we crossed Exit 16, while we were enroute to Exit 11, i changed lanes after checking my blind spots and signalling. Suddently there was a throw and jerk experienced in my car and i could hear the splintering of glasses and the screaming by my rear passenger - SM, who fell on her stomach towards the front car seat. I stopped the car and took stock of the situation. Came out and checked that the driver behind me in a Chevy Trailblazer was ok. Asked her if she wanted some water, which she then politely declined, but later asked for, which i gave to her. She was ok and she had called the police (911).
In that wait, ensured that SM was feeling ok, as her back and neck were aching. VS was ok and not that hurt and he called RK to come to the scene. While we were waiting for the police, the traffic had a bottleneck for sometime. Some ppl stopped and screamed "Park your cars right to the curb, you are creating a jam". Already jittered, the Chevvy lady asked me if we need to do that. I declined as i didnt want to move before the police arrived, which was the best thing to do as per my knowledge. I asked her not to worry about the chiding from other car stoppers as she may never see them in life again. Once the police arrived, they took my side of the story and her side of the story.They also checked with SM and VS to get their names, address and other details. Me and the Chevvy owner also gave our License Cards, Insurance Papers. I had already noted Chevvy's number and the insurance information. Cops asked me for the actual Registeration Papers of my car and since i didnt have it in my car, asked my roomie's - SS and DG to get it.

While the cops took their time in preparing the case for the incident, it was a pregnant wait for all of us. In the meanwhile RK , DG and SS arrived at the scene. I was in a state of blankness, a bit of shock, but could handle the situation the right way. Did feel hurt on seeing my car the way it was...squeezed out totally from the rear. I admired her and liked my car so much, as it was almost new. Probably, just because i liked her too much, she is no longer with it always happened with me. Anyways, there was towing truck called by the police, which towed my car away. Me and the Chevvy lady got our case information, license, insurance and went separate ways.

I am glad that SM and VS were not hurt. SM came onsite just 3 days back and here we have this incident. I am thankful to god that all of us escaped without a scratch. Its indeed miraculous. The loss in money/ metal is nothing before the human health.

Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Happy New Year!

Its as if was just another wink of the eye and bang - here comes the year 2007 with its share of promises, hope and ups and downs!

Was just speaking to an ex-roomie of mine -AG who told me that in the past year neither did my relationship succeed nor my MBA plans. I nodded, pondering over the bitter truth.

My resolutions made for the last year were hardly completed.

Now that we have this year, i would like to work back on where i left off.

Important thing is for me to take an idea from inception to conception and bring things to closure.

Here's one for this new year. Welcome 2007! Thank you 2006!