Tuesday, July 19, 2005

A wise suggestion..

Well I happily deleted my last blog.Because someone just now reminded me that you don't write everything in a blog.Blogs can be potentionally dangerous because they display private thoughts in the public domain.
I was not aware of a code of ethics in blogging.For those utterly blissful souls who happpily write explosive things in their blogs I dare warn them about the life threatening implications one has to go through if it goes against certain individuals.Those who wear their hearts on their sleeves and can't even take a miniscule amount of criticism.
There are different individuals in this world.And most of you will agree about those individuals who live in an utopian world thinking that they have the world at their feet .The dictionary describes them as egoists and egotists.Beware of both of them.....

Sunday, July 17, 2005

ho ha hum..

Yesterday was a normal day for me.No office!!!Anyway I made a long term plan to see a dentist and after much painstaking effort when we(me and my father) finally reach the dentist's door-steps did we come to know that dentist won't see me now.Well,an ugly shock.I had enquired about the doctor some 2-3 days back and was assured that Saturday would be fine for me.Now if my brother(the man with whom I talked) on the other side of the telephone had the little decency to tell me that he does not sit on week-ends life would have been a lot easier for me.Even the Sardarji whom we met at the doctor's door-steps helped us with all that he could.However,on my side I am going to be a little more careful....

By the way we took the metro to Shyam-Bazar,bought a navy blue jeans and happily went back home.
At night there was this normal fight between my mom and me about television.There was a picture called "Baghban" that mom has seen umpteenth times and mom started heaping scorns on me.Perhaps she was imagining that I was one of the sons on televisions..
She stared chattering,jabbering to the continuous irritation of mine about how Indian society has degraded,how I have degraded.Boss,when will my mom start seeing my good side.And as a matter of fact its me who lives with them not the other way round.
However the story is touching and the best part is AB's acting as always.It is said that boss actually practised the speech for 3 days.Mind boggling!!And thats the best part of the movie.
Its said the taste of wine improves with time.Who is a better example than Mr Bacchan!!!

Monday, July 11, 2005

Bereft of my seat

The problem with my office and my work is that it is just too dynamic.You are never assured of a place,let alone some glory.You never know where will you end up the next moment.And I made the mistake of considering my desk or rather cubicle as my own.I had set up an emotional bonding with my seat.It was like me,my seat and my mail.But then I lost it all.Some one captured my placed.It was the other way round some days ago when I happily hijacked that seat and worked like a man satisfied with life.Eventually I lost my seat and my mail.The problem with lotus notes is that it is machine dependent and so once you are evicted from your seat you have to set it up all over again which is a tiresome procedure.All day long I failed to check my mail and was as restless as a thirsty man dying to have a drop of water.Anyway I have now configured it so that it can forward it to some other address.Again you cannot check any other mail from office.TCS is smart enough to block the last piece of enjoyment you can derive out of work.So I worked all day long.I do that everyday,just that the fun part was missing.The occassional mails some teasing some irritating and some plain ones had become an integral part of my life.My senses had become sensitive to the frequent sensible,frequent non sense mails that adored my inbox.My heart used to jump with joy whenever the pop up informed me of an incoming one.But then thats what life is.You lose the very thing you become intensely attached to....
My new place again being a temporary one I won't dare to configure lotus over there..

Sunday, July 10, 2005

Old times

I caught up with Shivpriye,an old pal of mine.I used to share most of my secrets with him in college and he remains one of my best friends till today.He has come all the way from Bombay to Cal on a tour which is going to stretch 15 days.I hope I have enough time to spend with him because all this year I have missed him so much.
He called me up in the morning.Said he was going to meet him.I caught up with him in the afternoon.We chatted all the way from Camac street to Victoria via Esplanade.He has cooled down a bit but otherwise looked every bit like last time we met.

Why sports is a test of character

Whether it is golf where you are your only competitor or any other sports in which you are trying to excel, sports tries to bring the best in you if you are single-mindedly devoted to it. Its not that sports is the only competitive thing in this planet but whenever there is any spectacle where you get to see gut-wrenching stamina, incredible strength and mind-boggling will-power it must be sports. I am talking of outdoor sports.
My belief was suitably strengthened when I saw Roger Federer crush his opponent with the sort of spectacle only he can produce leading to the complete debacle of his unfortunate competitor. I am not here to talk about Roger Federer and his game. That can be the subject some other day. What fascinates me about sports are the inherent qualities that reside in sportsmen, I mean the best in the flock. Sharp mind, power, stamina, style and resilience.
Look at Venus.I can't stand the sight of her but the very fact that she produced quality tennis after a long absence speaks volumes of her character. Or Lance Armstrong who came back from a life threatening disease to win competitions after competitions of the hardest of them all, The Tour De France.
I am not a fan of all sports. But whatever few I watch, be it athletics or any other I get to understand that it is just a show of human endurance and character. Look at the motto of the Olympics.The Greeks realized that spirit thousands of years ago.
How many challenges have we seen all our life? Be it Formula 1, which is a trade-off between your life and driving prowess. Be it gymnastics, which is a test of your balance and artistry, be it swimming, be it any other sports. And tell me in which other aspect of life can you see a fine balance between your mental strength and physical strength to bounce back.
Today I saw a Joe Frazier vs Muhammed Ali match which was billed as the greatest ever extravaganza on earth. And the fight stretched till the last one. Both opponents persevered, looking for opportunities to grab the other one. And while their mind was working their body was taking vicious punches. Still they were able to "hook" each other to get the better of opponent. Where can you get all this motivational and educational entertainment if it is not sports?
By the way I don't count WWE or its peers as sports. They are simply a giant circus.

Saturday, July 09, 2005

My first day out

Blogging seemed interesting but I had never giving a thought of streamlining my thought process in such an experimental manner.Man you learn from your experiences.I can only say,as of now that that this thing is a prelude to the next big thing thats going to happen in my life.Someday I am going to publish my own book.Sounds too intellectual.Can't help it.Thats what I am,thats what I will be!!!!