Sunday, June 15, 2008

No Opinion - How come??!!!!

Actually i am a kind of a person who has an opinion on every topic.........But this is a topic which i have been thinking for quite some time now, and still unable to come to any sort of opinion or conclusion on it. And the topic is, A hindu or a muslim girl/guy get converted in to a christian if they want to marry their partner who belongs to that community. The chirstian family accepts it very happily.....whereas the same option does not exist in hindu or muslim community. How right it is ? do we need an option, or letting go of your religion to marry your love ???? do ppl who get converted for their love, do they really follow the religion and its principle......and on and on and on....i have been thinking on it, but unable to come to a conclusion.....

Sunday, May 4, 2008

Beautiful........Take time to read

Ipsita sent me this poem.........This really struck me hard.....felt it was well written, and conveyed everything that lot of us in IT are going through

"Its 8:15 a.m. and I stand here in the bus stop waiting for the office
bus to arrive. I stand here in the same manner as I did a few years
back waiting for my college bus. Little did I know then that things
would change so much in 2 years; the sky under which I am standing
seems to be looking at me and smiling .. It is perhaps the only thing
that has acted as a witness .. watching the transformation of a loud
and bubbly person into a quiet professional.

I wouldn't blame the professionalism for the change though. It is
destiny, or may be you could call it life. Yes Life, esoteric in the
true sense, for one does not understand why you meet hundreds of people
everyday, work with so many, and still remain lonely.

I am now in one of the corner seats in the bus, looking out of the
window watching people trying to catch up with "life" .. It's an hour's
journey and the only company that I generally have is the chatter of
the RJ. I seldom notice the person sitting next to me, for its going to
be yet another stranger or may be you could say another acquaintance.
It is annoying at times when the radio is switched off, not because I
am cut off from the melody but because I would now be thrust with
thoughts of the solitary journey ahead.

I can't help thinking about the short bus journeys to college ... well
it's a paradox to call a distance of 30 KMs "short", but that is how it
always seemed. A typical college day always begins in the bus with all
the familiar faces; you look forward for all your friends to get in
from the various stops, the reasonless giggles, the loud laughter that
were stifled to avert the eyes of the lecturers and professors who
would watch on us as if we were their prospective prey for the day ....
well as I said it was a different life then. The pleasant memories of
college are in itself good enough to save me from the misery of the bus

I notice that it is time for me to get down and flash my smile of
acknowledgement to all the known strangers that I see as I approach my
cubicle. A few of my colleagues greet me with their morning wishes and
as always, we exchange our pleasantries. Discussions jump to the
weekend plans and I wonder what I'd do over the weekend.

It would be just another day staring at the mobile, wishing it would
ring and bring back some wonderful moments that are now missing in life
or maybe the safer option would be to come to office, for it's my new

founded asylum these days. A few years back, weekends or weekdays
didn't matter to me, I was always busy. I always stood doubting the
authenticity of the wall clock that seemed to be in running too fast to
perceive its movement. Alas, now it seems as though my clock is
suffering from some kind of paralytic attack.

There is a time in life, where one needs to go ahead, leaving behind
your friends and carrying along only memories. You do make new friends,
but then you never get the old close ones ... you do meet people who'd
be so good to you that you could tell them anything and everything, but
you do not find a person to whom you needn't say things ... friends who
just know you. Occasional calls from such friends, have been the only
thing that I seem to look forward to ...However, I cant help but notice
the uneasy pause that lingers around the conversation ..A pause not
because of the relationship, but because it is too short a duration to
say everything, and of course you cannot completely rule out the
paucity of words!

As I sip coffee from the ubiquitous coffee mug, watching the drops of
rain, trickling down the tinted glass panes, veiling the scenic beauty
outside, I tell myself, may be there will be a day when things will
change, when life will offer a rewind, a recap of all the events and I
just have to wait.

Capricious are the ways of life, for I know there would be many who'd
be able to empathize with me, ironically, even the dear ones that I
miss this moment, waiting perhaps...!!

And I keep on waiting......"

Friday, January 4, 2008

Hats off!!!!!

i just finished watching "taare zameen par". Wat a movie.....i dont think any movie has made me go through so much of emotions in just 2 hrs.....i cried, cried badly sometimes....i laughed in joy sometimes.....i smiled with tears in my eyes sometimes......i felt guilty sometimes....i felt proud sometimes.....i felt a sense of immense happiness sometimes.....i felt confident sometimes.....oh god, i just cant explain wat i went thro seeing this movie........everytime when i watch a movie, however good it may be, i always thought it is not reality, but in this movie every character lived their would be mean to single out 1 or 2 persons and say they did is every1 who were a part of the movie has done a fabulous sure to watch it in theater again....and i am sure i will go through the same set of emotions again.....hats off to every1 of "taare zameen par".......thats a master piece.....

Saturday, December 22, 2007

MY MGM Trip!!!!!

how could i have missed writing about this..... one of my most eventful trip..... we 5 girls, i.e me and 4 girls from ASCIL proj planned to go to MGM..... so i picked them all up from nungambakkam station and we started our journey in my merc :) ( thats what glakes people call my maruti 800)... when we were around the Planetorium, near anna university my car wheel punctured....5 girls, on a sunday, no one was there in the road....we were wondering wat to do and this auto man came up vlountarily and changed with the back up wheel i had.....and with our excitement not lost by even .1% we continued......and here comes the biggest, while we were going the trivanmiyur road, near the RTO office, the car stopped in the middle of the road :)....u shud have imagined my now, on a peak road, the buses and car would be horning so that u can become deaf, and ur car is refusing to move an inch....and then there came 2 men, who pushed the car to the corner and allowed way for the other vehicles to go......being a sunday there was no mechanic shops around and the closest was abt 1/2km the 5 of us, started pushing the car with a song......can u belive it, we were all smiling and the singing the full time....then the mechanic guy came up and did a fix for 2 mins and took 100 bugs from me.....for this 2 min fix, we spent around 1.5 hours pushing and waiting for him to come......and then all that we prayed was there was no more surprises in my car......finally when we reached MGM it was close to 12....we started @ 9:30 and reached by 12...we travelled for more than 2.5 hours which shud have been ideally covered on a sunday in 45 mins.......but for all this, we made up by having full time fun in MGM........this was one of the most unforgettable trips for me....there were rides were archana was flying from her seat.....i didnt know i shud b excited abt it or get scared......kirthiga freaked out on seeing archana flying......actually of the 5, the 2 brave ones who went for all rides were archana and shobha...... in all, one of the most eventful day....

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Mohideen made it to ISB- Hurray!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

i am flying in cloud nine.........Mohideen has made it in to ISB.....I am so so so so happy about it.....he has worked so hard last one year, that this is the justifying end for this long tenure of work.....Congrats mohideen, u deserve it truely..........

Monday, December 3, 2007

Day 1 - Second Project

HEre i come again.....saturday was my last day in first proj and today, my first day in the second proj......everything here looks just the opposite of what it was in my ASCIL proj ( i mean 1st proj)..... the first and the foremost thing, is the new work environment.....this is the TCS office and it is so huge, everywhere u see people, every lift is crowded and the worst is the food court which is so huge but packed........just the opposite of ASCIL, which had very few people in the office, very familiar faces and there is no concept of food court. just eat in your desk....thats all....The next being the project team....i donno any of the developers in the team....all that i know are the PRoject manager and the tech i am feeling so lost....and moreover this is a huge team....when i mean huge, a team strenght of 25 people or more....that is huge for me, bcoz ASCIL team strenght of 5 and at the max, now u people can understand my is just the oppsite of what i was used to in the last 6 i am finding it really difficult to get used to it....i only hope i get accustomed to it quiet sooner....the sooner, the better for me...... Letz c......

My First Project Over - Shud I Cry or Smile!!!!!!!

finally, managed to successfully complete my first proj.......but i really donno if i shud feel happy or sad abt is kind of a mixed feeling......i feel really nice, that i managed to finish it and the product is all ready for going live, but at the same time, i am leaving this team which has become so close to me in this 5 months period.....though it took some time for me to get comfortable with this team during the initial days, but eventually they have all really become so close to me, that i enjoyed every minute that i spent with them..... i just cant forget the way kirthiga comes up with something really out of context when everyone in the team would be discussing on a topic very seriously, and the next minute, seriousness is gone and all of us burst out laughing...... the times where me and the project lead would fight and irritate each other over small issues and derive a sadistic pleasure out of it, and thustakeer coming up with all possible weird names for archana...... oh, i am missing all those things really!!!!!!!!!! but i think this is reality....being a business analyst, the only permanent thing in your work environment is 'CHANGE'....... i think i would also get used to it....but, it sure going to take a LOT of time....... But, ASCIL Team, i am really missing all of u, to say the least!!!!!!!! it was gr8 being with all of u..... every1 in that team is so special to me, as that was my first project after my MBA...... u people are all very special!!!!!!!!!!!!!