Thursday, December 20, 2012

World cup win and a lesson

When the Indians around the world are rejoicing and celebrating the victory in the world cup finals today and while extending congratulations and appreciations for the team’s success, I was just pondering over an issue. Probably many of you might have thought in similar lines but let me share my thoughts with you as usual.

He is an Ambassador of Indian cricket. He is cricket India. He is a legend. He has no one to surpass him on technique, hard work, focus, dedication concentration and humility. That is Sachin Tendulkar.

God has given him so much. He has made him to score 99 international test hundreds.

What an opportunity was there for him today to score his 100th international test hundred (the only one in the history of cricket) in front of his home crowd in Mumbai at a world cup finals (which probably would be his last). If he had scored a century and led his country to win today, it would have been simply the best and unforgettable golden moment in one’s life in the history of the world. But this did not happen today.

What then happened? When God had given so much to him, why did not he help Sachin to achieve this feat in a time like today and bless the glory upon him?

While it is difficult to find an answer to this question, the next great thing we noticed was that every one of the Indian team member honoured Sachin for this world cup win. Despite the moment of so much heat and attention on each of them, they spoke of Sachin. More than that they carried him on the shoulders around the stadium. The crowd honoured him with a standing ovation.

Is it not great? If Sachin had scored a century and led the team to win, then the honor bestowed upon him would be a natural thing. However, despite not scoring enough runs, more than the two great performers today (Gambhir and Dhoni), Sachin was honored  This showed something beyond a natural event. It is the value that is bestowed upon the team by this man.

I think this is the lesson God wanted to give. True performers are always honored irrespective of the momentary success or failures.

What we need to learn and practice is dedication, focus and performance to achieve our goals. Despite whatever happens, the honor that you deserve will be given to you some way or the other. That is what God would do.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Chennai meri jaan.....

Someone sometime said if there is a heaven on earth its kashmir . Excuse me sir or mam whoever it was . i object and i insist its chennai better say "Namma Chennai".

I'm having gr8 time here .the weather is so good and serene . max temp is just 43 degree Celsius and i don't want to know about the minimum. Some times it even snows and i m going to buy some winter clothes this weekend ... i ALWAYS wanted to come to a place like this ......... i m so LOVING it .... The sun is quite strong but it has its own advantages. If u don't have a matchbox u dont need one. Stand wid ur ciggarete and after few mins u can see fumes raising from somewhere (just be cautious , its not ur ciggarete always...u are vulnerable too)...i went to shop and asked for suns cream wid spf 200 .....the lady slapped me and asked me to wear burqa.... well if ur LPG cylinder gets over always keep one solar cooker for emergency .Better use solar cooker for everyday and LPG for emergency hehehehe i know i m so intelligent.

well whats good is that there are so many good and imp projects here and no one is on bench . i m working on 2 -3 projects together and have no free time. they may send me onsite soon . also i may become the project manager though i m reluctant coz i have no damn idea what a project is. I've got a meeting with senior officials after some time and after that i have to dig my head into a 4000 lines of code. Not a big deal just a 1 hr job.

I just love this place . The food is like home cook. U can get all sorts of dosas here for Rs15 ( i know its lil costly ) and 1 roti costs 25 bucks . I dont know how do they manage to give so cheap rotis . I feel like kissig them and giving 12 extra bucks as tip. The food is so delicious and sumptuous  The good thing about this place is nariyal pani its very good for skin,eyes and i dont know what other parts.

There is no language problem. By the time u will explain an auto driver where u want to go u can walk to that place urself. It saves ur money and exercises u too. For buying vegetables me and my frnds go with one sample of each vegetable to show them. Dont dare to order something for home delivery else u may end up eating idli instead of pizza.

One more good thing is attire . For males they can go all the possible places from office (if u dont have a dress code) to pub to malls to beaches in lungi. Its like the local national attire of this place. I m planning to buy one but the problem is lungis over here are not branded and if the wind is strong then u may end up giving marlin Monroe pose.

For gals gajra(malipu flowers in hair) is must . Once one lady was sitting on bus stand and one goat came from nowhere and ate her hair along wid the flowers but these accidents happen rarely and u can always wear a helmet if u see a goat.
shit i forgot to tell 1 imp thing . here if u go to a party carry ur own laptop or iPod coz the songs played over there are just too good for u to understand its value ( u dumb bozos). they are tamil classics from 1960's with uncles and aunty doing something , running around the tree making weird poses ... i m sure they were not actor and actress rather their parents but when i asked a local he got furious and said they were super-hit jodi of their time. I swear my uncle looks younger than the hero ......... if u want to buy beer than sorry u wont get chilled beer these ppl over here like it the other way hot ....hahaha

Hot ppl hot city.. Hotiity Hot cheers guys ...........

Cheers to Chennai DC* the place to be i will keep on updating u guys…

* - Development center (used in Infy)

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Micchami Dukkadam - Samvastsari Mahaparv

There may be a time when your Jain colleagues, friends or neighbors come to you and say “Micchami Dukkadam” (seek forgiveness) with joined hands. You must have wondered what does this mean and why is he/she saying it to me?

On the final day of Paryushan is Samvastsari Pratikraman (ritual for washing away sins). Jains seek forgiveness from all the creatures whom they may have harmed knowingly or unknowingly by uttering the phrase— Micchami Dukkadam. It means "If I have caused you offence in any way, knowingly or unknowingly, in thought, word or deed, then I seek your forgiveness". No private quarrel or dispute may be carried beyond Samvatsari, and traditionally, letters have been sent and telephone calls made to friends and relatives asking their forgiveness.

Svetambara and Digambara are two major sects of Jain religion. Shvetambars observe the ritual over 8 days and Digambars over 10 days. It takes place during the monsoon season (Chaturmas), when travelling barefoot is difficult for Jain monks and nuns; so they make themselves available to the community for instruction and guidance.

The purpose of Paryushan is to stay close to your soul, reflect on your shortcomings, seek forgiveness for wrong doings, remove internal corruption and vow to minimise mistakes. Daily meditation and prayers help one to look within and reflect on the teachings of the Tirthankaras for guidance. On the fourth day of Paryushan, it is customary to read from the Kalpasutra, a scripture which recounts the life of Lord Mahavira, the last Tirthankara. It recounts the story of his birth, life and liberation and details of the lives of other Tirthankaras and the rules of Paryushan.

Jain devotees often take time off from work during Paryushan and observe penance. Their vegetarian meals are made simpler than usual. Professionals observe fast for at least one day while those who can, do the same for all eight days.

On this auspicious occasion of Paryushan I would like to wish all our Jain and Non-Jain friends Micchami Dukkadam.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Phone call of a frustrated software engineer - ;-)

A software engineer  calls  his friend

plss.. talk to me... y u r not picking up the call ?????"

Friend:  "everything is alright?"

"wat alright.. noting is alright.. see the time.. its 11pm.. n I m coming now from food for me today also.. now I will cook...
From the past 3 days..I m eating only maggie... n my PM eating only me..see the price hikes, everything is 2/- more frm yesterday.. except my salary...I think the begger in front of my office.. earns more than me.. wat shud I do..."

"wat happened.. wat r u talking"

"wat i m talking???? no, I m not talking.. Manager dont allow anyone to talk except the client.. who always talks something.. from past 3 months i didnt take any from 3 weeks.. i m just begging for one dam leave.. n wat response i got....'why u want to waste an important day of ur life??'

i now finalize one more time... yes..i m gonna quit.. this project...but, i cant. no, i can.. but i wont..uh..."

"ok.. now Relax..."

"How can i relax... for relaxation ppl do yoga, but its night so i cant, then else they watch movies... but see, in every channel all bogus movies r repeating, same.. 'Welcome', 'Suryavansham',Govinda's really irritates... everyone is faking in TV, fake news, fake stories, fake swaynwars, fake reality...ah see the movies u will get to know... In "Rock-on" last scene... Arjun Rampal's wife says to taxi driver, that "hurry up, we r going late for Airport..." Airport...??? I dont understand, how can  thought he find a job in Cruze.. not Airlines..

In 3 Idiots... starting scene... Madhvan does the drama to leave his flight, then what happened to his luggage??
In same movie... Kareena is a doctor.. that too a surgeon.. to bcame a surgeon.. It requires atlest 5[MBBS]+3[MS] years.. so she shud be 28... n Aamir as a student.. only 18 or 20 ?? then after 10 years they decide to marry.. means she is 38 ??
I dont understand, how can spiderman reach to the church-bell in part-3, when he lost all his power ??
I dont understand, how Balakrishna can send a train back just by Hitting his thighs, when I cant ??
I still dont understand how could Rajnikanth fly without wings ?? i just dont....."

"hey stop it now.."

"am I a train who will stop it, by pulling chain... ohh train.. I dont understand, how can I didnt   see one in last 3 months... how will i see ? All the time monitor is in front of me.. in night also wen I open my eyes, I find my username and password window.. I need to cool down..

10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

but someone tell me howw.. everytime there is a powercut here.. except wen i m not in home.. home, wat rubbish,its a dam single room..where i m living alone with my pillow..

I also want girlfriend yaar, like my rivals have..
smita, rashmi, priti, sruti, madhu.. anyone frm my odc is ok, but they all r engaged, u know y ?
Bcoz their boyfriends do not work in IT companies, outside girls do have chat wid me but only on my salary day..
I got rejected 31 times.. u know y ?? each time I propose them, they ask where do u live..
I say in my Cubicle.. Bcoz thats the only place u can find my soul all the time.."

"hey man, u better take rest, we will talk in Morning"

" Morning.. are u talking the same morning.. Sun rises, bird flies, poori fries, employee cries... dam , i didnt see the Sun,from 3 years.. how it looks like... every morning I catching shuttle, reaching my birthplace 'cubicle' working n working n leaving when Sun uncle is not there... i will hit my room-owner some days, every morning he used to cry for increasing room rent, I will always tell him to go n meet my Manager... I dont understnd how can i be so nice to my colleagues..  Each time they want leave, they repeat the same old dialogue... "my sister's marriage".. my colleague's 9 sisters got married,
3 times grandpa expired,
5 times frnd went to ICU.. but my colleague is fine..
and his favorite dialog "i need to drop a frnd to hospital, as he is not feeling well" later i find movie tickets in his purse... then my pm's motivational speech.. 'u will work.. u will grow'.. means if i wont work.. i will shrink or what...
when I need hike, I m junior.. still need to grow.. when I do mistakes.. comon man u r senior now, u can not do mistakes.. ahhh God gimme some power to understand the greatness of a super natural person known as PM in this world.."

"ok enough now, i m disconnecting"

"wait.. i called you.. n u r disconnecting.. u know previously i was normal, when i was in college, i used to talk continuosly watever i want, now i m talking only this much... 'yaa its done', 'that work is completed', 'Please..', 'Good Morning','Lunch','Tea','Snacks'..

I dont know wat i m talking abt, i shud b happy.. i have saturday n sunday.. Saturday to recover from the disaster been made from monday to friday..
Sunday to think about upcoming disaster from monday to friday.. cool naa..

you heard that in 2012 earth will end.. then also my ODC and my cubicle will remain as it is.. u know why ??
because that's not a part of earth.. n we employees are not human beings... we are aliens, so better before u start getting headache... go have a nice dream.. me, I will again start my day tomorrow like I m starting everyday..
good night..."


Next Day, in office:-

Manager: "Dude, Please come here"

"Yes sir.....!!"

M: "I approved your leaves.. i think you should go and have some fun"

I happily came out, and checked my phone Dialled calls..

"Ohhh my God, yesterday I called my PM instead of my friend...
Shiit "  

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Corporate Language !!!!

"We will do it" means
" You will do it"

"You have done a great job" means
"More work to be given to you"

"We are working on it" means
"We have not yet started working on the same"

"Tomorrow first thing in the morning" means
"Its not getting done... At least not tomorrow !".

"After discussion we will decide - I am very open to views" means
"I have already decided, I will tell you what to do"

"There was a slight mis-communication" means
"We had actually lied"

"Lets call a meeting and discuss" means
"I have no time now, will talk later"

"We can always do it" means
"We actually cannot do the same on time"

"We are on the right track but there needs to be a slight extension of the deadline" means
"The project is screwed up, we cannot deliver on time."

"We had slight differences of opinion" means
"We had actually fought"

"Make a list of the work that you do and let's see how I can help you" means
"Anyway you have to find a way out no help from me"

"You should have told me earlier" means
"Well even if you told me earlier that would have made hardly any difference!"

"We need to find out the real reason" means
"Well I will tell you where your fault is"

"Well... family is important, your leave is always granted.
Just ensure that the work is not affected" means
"Well you know..."

"We are a team" means
"I am not the only one to be blamed"

"That's actually a good question" means
"I do not know anything about it. Also you dont know this too , "

"All the Best" means
" You are in trouble"

Monday, April 16, 2012

हर पल में खुश रहो

ज़िन्दगी छोटी है हर पल में खुश रहो,
आज पनीर नहीं तो दाल में खुश रहो,
आज दोस्तों का साथ नहीं तो टीवी देख कर खुश रहो,
घर जा नहीं सकते तो फ़ोन करके खुश रहो,
जिसे देख नहीं सकते, उसकी आवाज में खुश रहो,
जिसे पा नहीं सकते उसकी यादों में खुश रहो,
बीता हुआ कल जा चूका है, उसकी मीठी यादों में खुश रहो,
आने वाले पल का पता नहीं तो उसके सपनो में ही खुश रहो,
हँसते हँसते जिंदगी बीत जाएगी, बस हर पल खुश रहो.

Message of Love

Mithun got promotion.. So everyone was congratulating him!!

Mithun: Thank u..
Abhijith: Congrats ra
Mithun: Thanks Bava
Then Indhu came der.
Indhu: hey Mithun :)
Mithun: hi Indhu
Indhu: Congraaaaaats..U got promotion... So when ru going to give the treat..
Mithun: ah..well..sure..sure...Anytime :)!!!
Indhu: u have my number?
Mithun: hey nooo
Indhu: give ur mobile... i ll give a msd call… Save it.
Mithun gave his mobile to Indhu..
Indhu: yess....take it ra..will talk to u later..bye ra
When Indhu left, Mithun’s friend Varun came der…
Varun: Ye ra… You both were exchanging mobiles also!!!! Wats d matter :p ???
Mithun: hehe bava bava.. She gave her number ra… (expressing his happiness)
Varun: Ok Ok… Give party for this also…
At room 10.30 pm

Varun: Wat da.. why ru looking at the mobile sooo nervously?
Mithun: Her number Bava… Am jst thinking wat msg I should send…
mithun typed the message
"hey indhu tis is mithun...."
Varun: Orey Jaffa!!! Wat is dis!!!
Mithun: Kya hua Bava???
Varun: Rey for the past one year u both were sitting side by side in Office.. Why do u fear to Propose?? This is the chance macha..!!
Mithun: Rey Poda.. I have to speak a lot wid her.. I need to share so many personals wid her…
Varun: Just listen macha… It took one year for you to have her number… U have to share personals, propose her, & she should accept.. Good.. Orey Jaffa..!! By that time she will get married..!!
Mithun: Then wat shud I do Mama???
Varun: Jst directly propose her :)
Mithun: Bava… Propose??? Nooooooo…

Varun: Yes Macha… She may accept or reject... It’s better to see the result now itself…Don’t be late.. Just send her I Love You…
Mithun: Rey… Rey…
Varun: Arey listen Mama...
Mithun: Ok ra…
mithun is typing the message…
Varun: Wat man… Ur hands are shivering… Don’t Worry… Am der naa…!!!!”(Varun began to sing a song teasing Mithun)
Mithun: Hey Mama… Stop those stupid songs.. :(
Varun: Ok Ok… You Continueee :) !!!
mithun continued
Varun: Rey type fastly
mithun continues..
Varun: Orey Stupid… Idiot… Jaffa… Wats dat typing!!!
Mithun: oooosshh sorry Bava, I was in tension … Now I ll type correctly..
Varun: wait wait
Mithun: Wat???
Varun: Send her the message & keep the mobile aside!!! Lets see the reply tomorrow…
Mithun: Bavaaaaa :( :( :(
Varun: Jaffa!!! If she says No, then you will not let me sleep this night..!! I can’t bear that torture.. So just keep the mobile aside & sleep.. If its negative reply.. Then take lite :)
Mithun: ok ra...
Within few seconds Mithun messaged her, there was a message tone… A reply came to his mobile... But Mithun din’t see the mobile…
mithun: maama we got a reply… Shall we see??
Varun: Hey swith off the light & sleep.. Lets see dat tomorrow!!!
At 12 AM
Mithun: Bava Bava!!!!
Varun: Hey what??? (Wid ltl bit seriousness)
Mithun: mama reply came know… Is der any chance that she accepts???
Varun: yaa der is a chance raa.. :)
Mithun: thanks ra U sleep..
Mithun: mama mama…
Varun: Reyyy… Watttt??? Why ru disturbing me like dis???
Mithun: I ll jst see her reply daaa…
Varun: Bava Nooo!!! Then u ll be crying the whole night!!!..Keep quiet & sleep!!!
Mithun: Reyyy
Varun: Entra.. Why ru killing me like dis??? :( :(
Mithun: Mama Ru sleeping???
Varun: Reyyyyy…Nee Yankamma!!!.. Ur the first one to wake up a person who is sleeping and asking him whether he is sleeping …Rey… Idiot.. Waste Fellow.. Don’t u have concern on me..!! Go & sleep!!! Tomorrow I need to wake up early… :(:(:(

At 4.AM
Mithun: Bava its 4 Am ..This is morning naaaa... Can I read the message???
Varun: rey pls ra :(:(:(
Mithun: I am not getting sleep raa
Varun: Close ur eyes… :@ U ll get sleep…
Mithun: mama mama... Its 6 Am

Varun: orey Murgi Chor!!!  If I know that you ll be torturing me like dis, then I wud not told you to see the reply tomorrow.. … Go & Sleep macha… Plzzzz!!!!
Mithun: No I should read that message now…
Varun: shabba Ok.. Go.. GO & See.. (Varun was ltl bit serious)
Mithun opened the message very excitingly & with the same force, he fell down with Shock...
Varun: Rey… Wat happened… Wat happened!!!
Mithun didn’t say a single word….
Varun: He might have died with happiness…. I too should see her reply!!!
Varun saw the message in Mithun’s mobile... Even Varun was shocked… The message was…!!!!