Saturday, June 30, 2007

Iv Been Tagged!!! :)

First time, Iv been a part of this game :) But hey, I will answer in all honesty :) Read at your own risk...

8 random facts about me :)

  1. I have unshakeable faith in Sri Seshadri Swamigal. Whichever way life treats me, I tell myself that HE will make things right. Iv also decided long back that someday (by Gods grace) when I build my mansion, I will name it Sri Seshadri Nilayam :)

  2. I enjoy being in the company of good conversationalists. I love to hear them talk and listen to their experiences and nuances.

  3. I love the simple things in life. Eating at my regular hang-out appeals more to me than probably eating at Taj. I find fancy stuff too daunting and feel uncomfortable. This includes wearing ties and using a spoon and fork for a meal :)

  4. I leave hidden hints when I write :) Don't know how many people get it though :)

  5. I treat each and every thing: work, relationships, sports with full devotion and commitment irrespective of the rewards that are there/not there for me.

  6. Most of my best friends in life have been girls. I still consider myself very shy interacting with the opposite sex :)

  7. Im mostly soft-spoken and diplomatic. But if I get angry or reach the limit of my patience/tolerance, I can be very curt, rude and hurtful.

  8. From the time I was small and even till this day, whenever we are watching a movie and there is a funny scene in it, my dad and I instantly look at each other and smile :)

Aah! That wasn't so bad. Thanks Anshul for tagging me. I got to write a post at last!!!

In turn, I tag Ships, Archie, Shweta, Mythun da and Omi

Rules of the game:

  • Each player starts with 8 random facts/habits about themselves.

  • People who are tagged, write a blog post about their own 8 random things, and post these rules.

  • At the end of your post you need to tag people and include their names. Don’t forget to leave them a comment and tell them they’re tagged, and to read your blog.

P.S: Please dont take the second part of pt. 6 too seriously :) I am very much single and available ;) So, if anyones interested, drop me a line ;) LOL

Monday, June 25, 2007

Happy Birthday Appa :)

Happy Birthday to you,
Happy Birthday to you.

Happy Birthday dear Appa,
Happy Birthday to you.

From old friends and new,
From old friends and new.

Happy Birthday dear Appa,
Happy Birthday to you.

To the greatest man Iv had the privilege of knowing.

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Time Cast A Spell On You

Waqt ki qaid mein... Zindagi hai magar...
Chand ghadiyaan yehi hain jo azaad hain...

Theres a lifetime of happiness awaiting... Then what are a few moments?

Cheer up!!! :)

Sunday, June 17, 2007

A Life Less Ordinary...

A Moment Of Reason...

The last week was action packed. We had a major production release, during which a super-critical system of the bank went down. Pandemonium!!! But the way the switch to stand-by was done made me proud to be an IT Engineer :) Highly efficient and super quick. No major customer impact.

Owing to a few business decisions, the last few days have been torture. They made me question the value of my efforts as a project team member in the context of the project.

I have seriously considered moving away from all this over the last 3 days. My heart was no longer strong enough to fight and I saw no purpose to stay in Tokyo, if things would keep going the way they would. I felt totally drained of all strength, felt confused and hurt. Quite simply, I was devastated by the rollback.

But speaking to Prasanna last night really helped me gain some perspective about the reason why things happened the way they did. It told me the context which I was unable to figure out for myself. It taught me that there are bigger things in life and at Shinsei than a release rollback.

One of my key learnings and observations at Shinsei has been that the workload and pressure on almost all of my colleagues is much, much higher than it is on me. I am barely facing 1% of the issues that they see daily, have faced for a long time. But these being my initial days in the industry, I am still learning. Learning that I am nowhere the epicenter of work, nowhere as good as these people and have miles to go to be as good as them.

Arun, Zarina, Prasanna, Nikhil san, Sharad san, Sanjeev, Tushar san, Bala. I really admire these people for their calibre, work ethic, patience, intelligence, calm thinking and ability to make things happen in the face of all odds. I want to emulate them and in some small way put in practice what I have silently learnt from them.

That hope, Prasannas words and a silent dream that I have had for a long time. These 3 things have calmed me down and made me want to stay again.

Its a new day. Its a new start. BRING IT ON!!!

Saturday, June 16, 2007

Saturday, June 09, 2007

Mere Khwabon Mein...

Jaage Hain Der Tak Hame,
Kuch Aur Sone Do...

Thodi Si Raat Aur Hai,
Subah Toh Hone Do...

Aadhe Adhure Khwab Jo Pure Na Ho Sake,
Ek Baar Phir Se Neend Mein
Woh Khwab Bone Do...

Thursday, June 07, 2007