Tuesday, August 17, 2010


The CAT finally rings the Bell... I guess a very wierd title for this blog of mine. I will not be elucidating more on this title and I leave it to you guys to decipher it.....

After a long time span, finally the bell rings ( For those Folks ---- NOT MY WEDDING BELL DEFINITELY!!!). Well what bell, if not Wedding Bell... Widen your horizon and you will know there are other important bells too in life.

The days seemed a real drab at times and nothing seemed to going the way it was supposed to be. PATIENCE IS VIRTUE, PATIENCE PAYS or whatever quote one gets to hear, isn't real digestable, at times. But, nevertheless, you realize it truly pays.

I am sure this blog may seem like it is dangling in mid - air, nevertheless I will let it dangle!!!!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010



Almost all my friends hate this habit in me of wearing heels. My shoes, sandals, boots etc are never flat. I love wearing heels added to the fact that by all normal Indian women height, I still am considered TALL. Heels gives me that extra leverage to tower over people.

Anyways, I usually wear heels to work too. One day, I was supposed had work, so had taken leave and had go. I was running late, so was hurrying to reach the place. I managed to reach that place after a lot of difficulty and in time.

I finished my work and was hurrying back as it was getting late and it was beginning to pour too. One side of the road was dug for Namma Metro Work and it was blocked the other way. I was walking in one corner and after I walked a while it was filled with slush. No choice, I had to walk through it. I put my feet in it and walked out, only to realize that my shoe heel has got stuck in the slush and has come out!!!

Now what luck, in the middle of nowhere, one shoe has high heels, the other has no heels....I was so pleased with my plight. Just imagine, I was yet to head back home.

I have to mention this ad I had seen sometime back. This girl's heel comes out from her shoe. she pops a gum into her mouth, sits on the bench in the park and removes the other heel and chucks it into the bin and walks away!!!

Well, I did try too, but my heel didn't budge.....So the rest goes unsaid....

Friday, July 9, 2010



PAUL - Psychic - WONDERPUS aren't all these names familiar to the SOCCER FANS - FIFA World cup 2010.

An OCTOPUS - 2 eyes, 4 paris of arms but highly INTELLIGENT INVERTEBRATES. How many of us really like these creatures?? Not many right... We find them so ugly and gross. Probably the very sight of them is so repulsive that it makes one feel nauseated.

Times changes, likes and dislikes changes too. Doesn't it??? I guess the FIFA World Cup 2010 changed it all for OCTOPUS. Isn't it something so wonderful about this particular Invertebrate - PAUL?? I wonder how he does it so brilliantly and almost accurately. He sits so innocently in between the 2 tables which are covered with the particular countries flags and strategically shows his final verdict. Food placed on both tables and he rightly chooses which food to pick to make the country hungry to want more (Winning is an unquenchable hunger!!!).

He almost manages to be correct 9 out of 10 times. How does he really manage that?? A thought to ponder over actually. Whatever he does, HATS OFF to this little , young creature perched on the table top and giving his final verdict.

Thursday, July 8, 2010


Are We alive? - I was chatting with one of my Engineering friends sometime back and he suggested this title. So here I am honouring his words and posting a blog on the suggested title.(Delphi Dude this one is your take.)

Mechanical, Robotic, Stagnant, Boring Life - Aren't these the familiar words we hear these days from most of us. Life is so boring. It is just not happening. I am so bored. Blah , blah blah.....

It is so typical of us to go on cribbing about our not so happening life. Each day, we do it without getting bored to crib. Monotony seems to set in firmly, a firm footing in one's life with no looking back. College days were so good. Only money at times used to be a scarce resource , but we had everything else to lean back on. Look at the scenario now. We earn well today, have money, but NO TIME. True ain't it? We longing and fondly look back at our good old times and I guess we skip a beat truly.

We all come to work, five days a week, work mechanically (Excluding the Blessed Artists and the ones who do not have a desk job) and get back again. Is this what we all really want to do?? Is this how it is going to be in future too??

We have actually stopped living. We are mechanical maniacs now and with advanced technology we are breathing and living. But are we actually ALIVE??

Where are the times when we actually sit down, mind you PEACEFULLY with our family & friends and laugh our heart out. Or may be sit down and do something that we are all wanting to from ages. Or may be learn something new that we have always set our eyes on.

But, No, we do not really do anything of that sort. We are all so charged up in this human race to jump along that we have stopped living. Have we ever given a thought on our ART OF LIVING!!

The way we lead or lifes and the way we want to lead are two different things, the sooner one comprehends, the faster the move becomes.

A life with money and nothing else is as good as a cake without icing and cherry, which no doubt is good, but is it good enough??? We are breathing, but does it suffice???

THINK ABOUT IT. A serious thought needs to be given to it - ARE WE ALIVE???

Wednesday, July 7, 2010


GOMBAZ!!! - Does this acronym ring a bell or a gong... I am sure it does to a few who are all ears. Well, to the ones it doesn't, let me decode the word. GOMBAZ means Grossly Overpaid MBA's. Some would agree to agree and some would agree to disagree. Don't you think that MBA grads, indeed, are paid well these days with exceptions. Elite MBA's from top notch B - Schools definitely are OVERPAID, but not to miss the MBA's who missed to join C or D schools too.

Now, when these fresh, young or not - so - young grads pass out of MBA's, with big dreams and great ideas join companies and COME ON BOARD, at times something begins to vapourize. The great offerings made to woo a candidature, or the stars literally shown during day light, just fades away like words on a board, when you come on board. ( Not all cases, but it does happen to a few LUCKY CHOSEN ONES!!) Things don't sync well and things begin to get distorted.

Distorted vision is not accepted, hence young minds start meandering in search of jobs that real get them going. Some have a few months gap, or a few months in one company and then the switch happens. But, how well are these short switches accepted by the Human's out there?? That is exactly the answer that needs to be well crafted and presented. Do they really undersatnd when one says that the previous job wasn't satisfying or it was not what I was looking at? Haven't we heard somewhere, MBA's are known for job hopping!!!

CONSISTENCY - That is the word mostly used when MBA's change or hop jobs. Well, there will be reasoning done both ways, but just beacuse jobs are hopped at times, it doesn't mean there is serious lacking or deficiency.

Jobs anyways are at loss but along with it words are also at loss at times??? Don't you all agree.....

Tuesday, July 6, 2010


Bosses, Managers, Team Leads etc. - All mean the same and I guess no matter what the defined designation actually implies -In short, WE ARE AT THE TOP!!

Something actually happens when one starts getting up ( I agree Every Rule Has An Exception!!) that makes them behave the way they do. It is the I - have - to -reign attitude even though it may be in vain. Some try really hard to make their presence felt at the top. Some seem to sail through so comfortably that we juniors really look upto them.

Let me elucidate both the categories a little more. Let's address them as TYPE - I & TYPE - WE.

Pondering why these names... TYPE - I are those top levels which always start with an I. they cannot see beyond themselves and think beyond. Their world stops at I, ME & MYSELF which reminds of a book by AYN RAND called THE ANTHEM. For these cadre of people, nothing matters more than themselves. They actually, at times, cannot bear it if a junior suggests something better. They make sure that idea doesn't blossom. It gets nipped in the bud.

TYPE - WE are those very rare wonderful bosses we get at times, who are an absolute delight to work with. No I factor ruling them. It's the U factor for thier juniors. They help them come up , accept ideas, suggestions and motivate them as and when required. There is no I - Am - The - Boss - so - the - Boss - is - Right -Always attitude.

There may be another cateogy who have a few attributes from both the types too.

Just imagine, the plight of employees who need to work under TYPE - I kind of managers. You just need to open your mouth and there it goes shut in a jiffy. (India is a Democratic country, but within that 6*6 its all forgotten to bureaucracy. Freedom of Speech gets tongue tied.)

But on the other hand, TYPE - WE managers are like those Oysters with real Pearls within. What a delight to work with them?? I am sure most of the working Junta will agree....

It takes all kinds to make this world, after all ORGANIZATION is an iota of the world....So, if not for all these kinds, then there would be no verbal clash to survive on and cherish later.

P.S : I had read it in some forwards sometime which I thought I would quote - to be sitting at the top, you need to be doing nothing!!! ( Cannot vouch for it though now, since its too early...)

Monday, June 21, 2010


This is verily an enlightening thing. Just last week I happened to catch my friend online. We were diccussing the saga of our work life (which indeed is a SAGA). After exchanging a lot of cribbings back and forth we decided to ponder over the life of people who were married and heaved a sigh of relief. (We were still in a much better position to focus our uni - directional cribbings and feel ecstastic.)

All of a sudden we meandered again and started discussing about GOOGLE (I happened to hear a punch line in my previous workplace where it used to be quoted " GOOGLE IS A BOON"!!!) and how we could get any information with just a click away.

With this indeed wonderful search engine, it is so easy to find any information within seconds.

After discussing the merits only (demerits always limited to work life), my friend suddenly shot that GOOGLE mean GO OGLE!!!!!

Now, that seemed such a cool way of putting it across, GOOGLE - GO OGLE!!!!!'

For some it indeed is a BOON.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Ring 'e SAMOSA

Office Time - Working Hours - Weekdays - Phones buzz always!!!

I guess its a common scenario in every place, where a few extra - ordinary people let thier phones ring & sing loudly (Public entertainment at no cost!!!).

The same was the scenario even in my workplace. Phones used to ring loudly (Place no bar, time no bar scenario). Some had the most irritating ringtones and utterly obnoxious.

A few samples,

1. I LOVE You..... I Love YOu....

2. Antenaa.......(That's all I could decipher)

3. Hello... Hello... Hello....

I guess the above should suffice. With these kind of ring tones, just imagine the plight of people....

My Manager came up with a brilliant idea to put a stop to this menace.

Each time the phone rings loudly, that person ought to buy Samosa for everyone in office...

Phone rings, samosa sings!!!!

We are all waiting with utmost anticiaption that Samosas are on the way.....

Thursday, June 3, 2010


SAMSUNG CORBY - This is the Story!!!

The very name makes me write a new blog and this is something that I don't want to miss writing.

In my team two of us have Samsung Corby mobile phones, of different versions. Now there is this third person, whom we call "Stomach Brain". This Stomach Brain wanted to buy a new phone so he started his R&D at a faster pace than his actual work load at office. Even after three days of exhaustive coverage, he still seemed confused and zapped like never before. Anyways, we guys too gave our well - needed - opinion. Opining is something, everyone wants to do whether asked for or never asked for. Opinion each of us love doing. In this case too, we gave our opinions. Well, finally after a lot of nerve racking and brain storming sessions, Stomach Brain finally zeroed down on Samsung Corby Pro. (With external help from his other resourcses apart from his internal pillars of strenght!!!)

Well, that's not what the intent of my blog was. Stomach Brain had even readied the amount required and waited in great anticipation for the D - Day to arrive ( Or should I say D - Evening).
With all enthusiam, he went to purchase only to be disappointed that there was no stock.

Scenario the next day in office,

A Samsung Corby Pro has become his desktop screen saver!!!!

OH MY GOD!!!!! Evn today, after almost a week, Stomach Brain is still waiting to pick his phone which has finally arrived somewhere!!!!

Need I say more........

Tuesday, June 1, 2010


Music in the true sense!!!

I have to post this blog. Music makes me post this blog.

I have this freind of meine, well onf of the kind who loves music more than anything. I happened to get to know him, quite by chance. We used to learn driving in the same school. Happened to start speaking (Well, of course undoubtedly initiation was mine, because he is those "Silence - is - golden" kinds) and we kind off gelled well.

After the classes got over, we still kept in touch. Once it so happened that we met over dinner. After an early dinner, we decided to walk and this guy said he would sing.

He started and I am like -what is this guy made up of?? He has the most brilliant voice I have ever heard and what a singer he is.. He sings almost perfectly... His voice is just so beautiful that I guess I will fall short of words....

I fondly call him kinky!!!

Kinky way to go... Keep up the great work and would love to hear more from you in public in future....

Thursday, May 27, 2010


I'm sure most of you have seen the 4D movies while travelling abroad. I yet hadn't go a chance to see it. So my happiness and excitement was all rotating around 3D movies only (Craze to the zenith post AVATAAR release). Well, to cut the long story short, my first 3D movies wasn't Chota Chetan, it was Avataar... After that there was no looking back. I fell in love with 3D movies. It was love at first sight!!!!
Now, that's my 3D story. Without digressing, let me start with I what I intended to start off.
4D, now that's the buzz word with the Indian with respect to movies. Sometime back, I was on my religious tour in Garuda Mall ( Religious because I vist Garuda Mall more than a Ganapathy Temple) and I was handed a pamplet. Normal curiosity, I read it and it was about 4D.
FIRST TIME INTRODUCED - 4D for you!!! Well, now that is called brilliant marketing. Mission accomplished. I was all set to watch 4D.

So some saturday 2 weeks back, I went to my holy visit. There were 3 4D movies playing, one after another. I wanted to watch something related to polar bears. ( Other two being about ghosts and aliens, none interests me though!!!) Prices are over the top thoug beacuse each ticket was a whopping amount of Rs.150 and mind you the duration of the film is BARELY 15 MINUTES!!!!

We went in and it was a tiny place. ( Nothing unlike our normal audis) But the seats were mind blowing. They were at a few cms above the ground level. We were given glasses. The first thing I felt when I went in was, as if I had entered a Polar Region. It was chilling. (First effect already expereinced!!! About 30 - 35 people can sit at a time for the thrilling or chilling experience, me having picked the later option.

It started and what a roller coaster ride we had. The seats kept moving forward and backward and getting tilted to glory. As and when the scene took place, we experienced the same effect. (It was like FISH BONE THEORY---- All MBA grads guess can recall..) If the panda spit water, we experienced it on our face. If there was a qyale, then we felt it under our feet...

This beautiful entralling journey comes to an edn in about fifteen minutes.... But definitely worth the ride!!!!

P.S : Take the ride, it'll be etched in your minds forever!!!!!

Friday, May 21, 2010


Starting from where I left in my previous blog, this is the sequeal to it.

I started with my training at work , which I felt was a great period. It was to last almost two monaths. TWO MONTHS of brillaint 'masti', is what we all trainees felt. (Lest was I to know, that it wasn't true, until later.)
Coming to back to my so - rightly - assumed - fun - period, we used to have rigoruos activities and no time to breath. It was filled with assignments and topped beautifully with tests that too on a very irregualr basis. (Irregularity meant EACH DAY!!!)
Finally, our MASTI TRAINING PERIOD was completed and we were on the job.
YES!!! Finally on the job. What an amazing feeling!!! A brilliant next - to- oscar - achievement....

The days at work would be filled with activities. Loads of activities that I would wonder when on earth my shift began and when the hell was it over....Well, not rosy too beacuse we used to have a lot of irate customers asking about their money transcations....Life wasn't easy answering their questions....Firstly, money issue and secondly irate clients... You can imagine our poor plights....

Once, I happened to get a terrible customer who started abusing right from the very nano second I picked up the call... I heard enough... I was almost losing my patience.

Digressing a little, i would like to tell you guys that 3 out of 10 customers are irate and they get on your nerves. (Less of an exaggeration to keep it simple... Simplicity sells...) We have a mute button in the avaya which enables us to vent out our frustration (Thank God!!! If not for this option, ITES wouldn't be able to flourish so well....)

Coming back to my patience levels, I had tolerated enough and I thought it was time THE - HIGH - N - MIGHTY - MUTE BUTTON (as it is called) will now come handy. It was my first time usage and experience in both terms, (MUTE & IRATE CLIENT) I happily pressed the mute button (which I assumed was on) and said something.

Now, here's the twist in my luck, the MUTE BUTTON HAD BETRAYED ME!!!!!

I was in for super cool ride now. You can imagine what happened...
Well, hang in, I wouldn't want your imagination to run like crazy horses... I will give it a break...

This client heard it and he wanted to speak to my manager. He spoke and it was sorted out..

Thank God!!! It wasn't severe....

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Preamble MUSE A BUSE

Just after my Engineering, I decided to try my stints in the ITES sector. I gave my first interview with a very big name and after clearing 6 rounds, they told me that they didn't want to hire a fresher. My Second Interview clicked after an entire day's struggle and my efforts paid off. I was selected and this was with a MNC. I was brimming with joy. At that time it looked like, I had achieved something great. Conquered -the -world -kind -off -a -feeling!!!

First Day At Work: I was all excited. the feeling was a yeppie one. One of the girls I met at the interview had cleared too and we clicked instantly. She said she would come and pick me up.
The D - Day arrived. But, I somehow missed her and I decided to get into an auto as I didn't want to late. ( I usually am never late)

I caught an auto and got off in front of my office. I gave him Rs. 50 but he didnt have change.
The minute I hopped off the auot, I bumped into a familair face. ( He was like an Oasis in the desert) No Hello, How are you, nothin... I just rushed and asked him if I could borrow the needed change and he gave it to me..(Wonder what he was thinking at that time.....)

Just imagine that poor guy's reaction.... Gladly he remembered me since he had met me a few months back at some place for an interview. We had struck a casual conversation. Let me tell you in detail how I had met this person...

I was in my final sem Engineering. I thought I would try for a job off campus for the heck of it. I had gone on a saturday to some MNC where there was a walk in. There is a park in fron tof that company. I was waiting there , when this puny guy with glasses caught my attention. He was parked on the bench with a Lays packet and a bottle of coke. He was the only guy so intently concentrating on food out there. Hence, we started a conversation.....

His name is SIBY. Siby, its been a while since we are in touch and I hope throught this blog atleast I can find out where you are....

All I got to say is NEVER MISS ANY OPPORTUNITY. You never know when the need arises!!!!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

HELP - Yet Alive

This is something which I thought I must share.

Sometime back, I decided I need to get my L.L done for a 4 - wheeler. After a lot of internal debating, I decided I will go on a week day. I went with one of my friend's who also wanted to get it done. We reached around 9:00 A:M in the morning. A form was given from the Driving School to be filled by us. I had just begun filling the form when someone asked me to go and have a class for half an hour and come back. Well, that was something nice. I generally used to learn driving at the weekedns. Here I was given an opprtunity to learn it and I thought why not make use of it. anyways, half an hour hardly matters. So I informed my pal and went. (Indded that half hour was so good that I decided I will start learning all over again!!)

By the time I came back, my pal had vanished. I called, only to realise that person is already in the RTO office. Wow!! What friends right??? That was the thought that struck me too...

I walked till the RTO office from my Driving School and searched that place and went up. All in vain. I couldn't figure out where my friend was. I waited a while and picked up my bag and walked out. I was totally furious, all ready to emit fire out of my nose too. I would have looked like a 2 - legged dragon emittin fire profusively.

It so happened that my dear darling mum called. I vented out of frustration to her and I was expressing it loud and clear. She hung up after a while. ( Poor mum!!! Guess she is used to it... Wonder what will happen after I marry... guess there will be more blogs from my husband's end...) There was this guy sitting there and I guess seeing my highly expressive expressions. After a wee bit of time, I hear an EXCUSE ME behind me. I turned and it was the same guy.
I turned and he very politely walks upto me and says, "Maa'm can I help you?".. Now , I honestly was flabberghasted....I said no thank you, but it was very sweet of you to ask me.. He said he had a day pass also, so if I needed help, he would accompany me...That was so nice of him...

Me, being I - just - love - to - talk kind of a person, started a conversation with him. Landed up talking to him for about 30 minutes.

The point is, even now there are people who are so sweet and are ready to help!!!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010


How many times have we all felt frustrated with stupid forwards askin us to forward it to 10, 20 etc. people and you will get X, Y, Z???

Gosh, such crazy mails kill me. I just hate it and I wonder why people forward such mails in the first mail.

I happened to read one such mail from a frustrated victim of such forwarded mails and it indeed was hialrious.

It was like this,

I want to thank all my freinds who have forwarded mails in 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, and continue doing it in 2010.....


1. I have stopped drinking coco - cola after I found out that it's good for removing toilet stains.

2. I stopped going to movies for the fear of sitting on needle infected with AIDS.

3. Forwarded hundreds of mails, but still waiting for Free Desktop, Mobile Phone, Laptop, Camera etc.

4. I smell like a wet dog since I stopped using deodrants because they cause cancer.

5. I don't leave my car in the parking lot or some other place for the fear that someone will drug me and rob me. So I land up walking more than 7 blocks at times.

6. I also stopped answering calls for the fear that may be someone may ask me to dial a stupid number and then I get phone bills with calls to Uganda, Pakistan , Singapore & Tokyo.

7. I also stopped drinking from cans for the fear that I will get sick from rat feaces and urine.

8. I have forwarded 35 e mails to 400 people that Nokia or Ericssion will send me the latest mobile phones, but they are also obsolete now.

9. Made some hundred wishes before forwarding those Ganesha or Balaji pics. ( Now most of these wishes are amrried to someone else).

The above are so true. I honestly would love to know who came up this mail. It is perfect.

Forwards are good to an extent but these kinds which ask you to forward are such a menace.


I'm sure most of the H.R's in the organizations especially I.T keep sending snippets which are in wide varities. Various H.R related anecdotes are sent too. I generally love reading them as I feel they are such a breather from those mind boggling tasks we do at work!!

In my company too, my H.R keeps sending those highly recommended breathers at not - so frequest intervals. One such snippet caught my attention today and I thought I will share it for you guys to give it a thought too else it will be grey cells malfunctioning.


Ain't it a really great statement. Who ever came up with this thought is indeed great.

Now this thought had a solution too, to overcome the problem. ( Digressing, I would like to add this quote, " Every Problem is a Solution in disguise"!!).

How to overcome?

Read on,

I understood, I should not react, I should respond. Reactions are insticntive, whereas responses are intellectual. Between the STIMULI ( what happens to me ) and the RESPONSE ( what happens through me), if ther is no gap, it creates reaction. But, between the stimuli and the response, if I use the gap to think and contemplate, then I can respond thoughtfully.

Now after this deep thinking reading I had at office, my tiny cells started functioning right away and left no stone unturned in making me realise that I very outstandingly belong to the latter half of the last statement undoubtedly.

P.S: I definitely will work on my responses more!!!


Monday, May 10, 2010


This is a must blog incident for ME. Communication is highly essential especially when you are making someone understand and conveying your points. This is one such incident with heights of MIS- COMMUNICATION.

It was one such hungry evening and I was at work. My colleague wanted help with his Presentation. Tuesdays we have weekly review meetings and Monday evenings are a crazy affair at work. I had just finished my presentation and was cross checking it like I was checking out an Infy guy to marry!!! (You guys can imagine the intentsity now...) Indeed the scrutiny was as such.

My colleague asked me for help with his presentation and Me being a real rock start with presentations offered help right away. Sat at his desk and started my work. He all of a sudden blurted that he would get me Gol Gappas if I completed it for me. Me being an Opportunist, grabbed it like I was grabbing jewelry from a FREE DISTRIBUTION UNIT. ( That's the best comparison I can give!!) I said No I want something else. So I opted for LAYS. (Didn't want to burn a hole in his...) Now the problem was who would go to pick it up. We decided we would ask our office boy to get it for us. I called him and he came. I very sweetly started in Kannada that I wanted a Lays packet. My specifications were to follow now. Our conversation was as follow ( Tranlated into English for the benefit of my readers),

Me: I don want Red Colour Packet Lays beacuse it is TOMATO Flavour and I don't like it.
He: What Madam?? Chips is made from Potato and not Tomato....
Me: **%$$^^$$$$$$$$$$$$ (Zapped throughly...) HUH?? (When on earth did chips change its base to Tomato from Potato....)
He: Madam chips is potato not tomato
Me: I want other colour packet lasy and not red.
He: You want lose chips madam???
Me: GRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR....(Why did I want Lays??)

Thankfully my colleague comes to my rescue and the mission is accomplished!!!!!!

Moral never will I call my office boy to get me something and if I call, then my colleague will speak to him. BUT I WILL NEVER, God knows what he will say next???? Keep waiting till I post it next time...

Monday, May 3, 2010


People come, People go!!
Jobs come, Jobs Go!!
Colleagues come, Colleagues go!!
But this ain't true always. Some colleagues become friends, then become good friends, then become close friends and then they become such a part and parcel that it becomes YEH- DIL MAANGE- MORE- DOSTI type of a scenario.

In my life also I have one such Scenario. Let me elucidate the same.

For all you newbie readers, I had a colleague in my first job, RAMYA. For all you oldbie readers, I'm sure you know RAMYA (Courtesy: My Previous Blogs). This was one helluva of a girl I have ever met. She was indeed like a sister I never had. I just used to goto work to meet this girl and learn from her. Her level of enthusiasm, her MILLION DOLLAR SMILE , her frankness, I used to be awestuck. She used to take me to an entirely different world. To transport me back, used to be one tough job. She was my senior at work and I used to learn things from her. Work used to be a fun place beacuse of her. Our lunch outings, our snack party in the pantry etc.
I have spent about 14 months with her and we had our shares of ups & downs. But the ups used to be more so the downs weren't considered.
We both were chatter boxes. We used to have a million stories to share and a billion to create. ( Ramya, I'm sure you know the stories!!! )
But alas!! All happy things come to an end and our journey of togetherness also had to come to end. (Temporarily)

Ramya took a break from work and I changed my work.

New People Came, Old People Went,
New Job Came, Old Job Went,
New COlleagues Came, BUT, Old Colleagues never Went!!!

Ramya was one such colleague who never went and will never go.
I still mioss her a lot and I miss her crazily. I know for sure I will never meet this JOY BOMBSHELL kinda girl ever again.


Friday, April 30, 2010


This blog of mine may seem unique. I am wrting a biography as well as an auto biography.
Well, what is the theme.... It is nothin but my NAIL. Read on......

Auto biography -
Nail - Myself.. I am expressing it....Meri kahani, Meri zubaani....

I was a happy little, cute ring finger nail on my master's hand. I was so proud that I was her nail. She used to groom me so well, shape me well, color me with bright colors and design me too. My shaping process was as follows,

1. Tiny as I was like my siblings, my master would grow me well.
2. As I grew, I would be shaped along with others.
3. After we were shaped, we would be painted.
4. After our painting, we would be decorated.

To summarize, we would have great NAIL ART on our self.

I was very happy. But alas, as my master says, Happiness is short lived at times!!!

One day, it so happened that I was hit hard against the wall and was injured very badly. But, my owner didnt realise it. Days passed and I started dying slowly. As much as I wanted to live, I knew death was hovering around. My death was slow. It didn't happen at once. I started losing part by part till one day I died completely.

P.S: May my soul rest in peace!!!

Biography - MY MAIL

I love growing my nails and grooming them well. I grow them long and would color it and design it... My nails were my pride possession and indeed I was proud of it...
One day it so happened (Poeple used to cast their eyes that I had great nails...) , I banged my hand into the door and little did I realise that my ring finger nail in my left hand is hurt...
After a few days, it dawned on me that I have hurt my nail very badly... It started turning yellow and changing shape... I just didnt pay any heed ... But after a few more days, it started hurting me and my nail started coming out... The pain was excrutiaiting. I coudn't bear it and went to a Doc. She prescibed some medicine. I had to apply that each night and my nail was beginning to fall off. It completely fell off and a new nail had to grow back..

I used to wonderbeofre my nail started re growing, , How will my would be put the ring into my ring finger? How will I show my hand? A hundred questions used to gmaw my head. Freaky thing. It had become a night mare to me...

The enitire process took an year...


Here I am with a new self. I'm the new nail now and I am just like my siblings....Initially I was this ugly thing with no shape at all. I used to wonder looking at my siblings, Will I ever be like them?". That was a million dollar question. Each day I used to look at myself and feel I will never look nice ever again.Finally after months, I started looking like others and finally look like them now. I am happy and so is my master.
(Though I took almost about 8 months to grow back, I grew back).

This is my story from CRADLE to GRAVE back to CRADLE!!!!!

Friday, April 23, 2010


I just picked up a new job....Well, Yes... I did... with this new front, I guess I would be completing the SALES CYCLE.... I have seen most of the Cycle fronts...
I've just summoned up all my courage and got into SELLING. They say Selling is an Art!!!
Art, well that is why I'm here to get it on...

With all the enthu & tempo in place, I was on the job the first day...
High hopes, with a daring heart I was all set...
Lo, behold... What do I see on the first day....
I have a forty lakh target jeering at my face!!! I was dumb stuck... Is this some kind of a joke of is this reality...

I just kept staring at the board and all I could see was 40 L in front of me.... And this target had to be achieved within 2 months of time... Can you beat it!!!! Not even for the quarter......

Well, I have decided that I am going to beat it and stare back at it with happy face...
That's the spirit gurl!!!!

Wednesday, April 7, 2010


APRIL - FOOL... This seems to go hand in hand since times immemorial. Come first of April, all wicked minds gets more evil and cranky. One such mind is mine too.. The tiny gray cells on the verge of shrnking like dried raisins all of a sudden come alive and grown in size - A process known as REVERSE OSMOSIS (For all non-science guys).
After this reverse osmosis takes place, the gray cells are hyper active.

This APRIL 1st , 2010, Along with my CHINKZZ , we decided to play a prank. Racking a lot for the TARGET PERSON, we zeroed down on TWO scapegoats. This involves a lot of brain storming else the product positioning can act like a boomerang.
One was my colleague's better half and he other was my bitter half. (Pun Intended).

Our super crooked minds had already come up with a great plans. (Just that we didn't have fangs and horns coming out, else perfect wicked look.)

What we had decided was something like this... From my colleague's cell phone we would send out a message stating, "CONGRATULATIONS!!! You have just one yourself a movie pass to watch WHEN IN ROME with your partner at PVR Cinemas. Please do call up......, our COLLECTIONS HEAD to redeem your pass"....
We has planned to type in my colleague's better halves number to call up collection head.

Now we sent the message and waited eagerly.
After a while my bitter half called up and said someone has played a prank on him and he went on to explain the entire story. I just couldn't hold on any longer and I burst out laughing...
He understood it and joined it...

Finally our evil minds managed to pull a prank with ease. What a month - APRIL!!! BEWARE....

P.S: Thanks to our Scapegoats SHY PIE and GUDDA. If not for you, it wouldn't be memorable....

Wednesday, March 24, 2010


I guess these days my blogs are getting highly sporadic... Until & unless my friends keep asking if I posted a new blog or not, I ain't going for it....But, it's not because I have become lazy, it's just that my gray cells has stopped pouring out ideas!!!

Now finally I have found something kindling at the back of my mind and before it gets off, I thought I would put it up...

FRIENDS form a part and parcel of everyone's life. They come in various forms; Some get real close, some just come in to teach you things, some come just to part, some come to stay forever etc.
You meet people at various places in one's life. School, colleges, during journeys, jobs etc.

Now this blog of mine is dedicated to one such friend who popped into my life because of sheer luck.
Her name is Arch & I fondly call her my Bomb Joy!!! She happens to be my friend's wife, but she gotten to be more closer than my own friend.

She happens to be a R.J and is one of those species so full of life. She is so similar to me that I don even need to think twice before I am able to pour my heart out.

Arch thanks so much for being there for me for now and for times to come!!!!

This is my Bomb Joy!!!

I have yet another person who has become very dear to me. She is my colleague at work but means more than that. Her name is Amita & I fondly call her my Chinkzzz!!!!
She joined a month after I joined this new place. She is one amazing girl with a brilliant heart.

These two people would have never come into my life otherwise. Had my friend not married Bomb Joy , she would never have met me. Had I not changed my company, I would have never met my Chinkzzz..
Sometimes things in life happen for the best...

These two are just the best that happened - DESTINY I guess!!!!

Tuesday, February 23, 2010


I have always wondered how is would be to lend your voice and listen to it. I used to be wonder how it would be to be a News Reader or an Anchor or a R.J...Well, I never in my wildest dreams expected that this pleasant an opportunity would knock at my door some day..... It was a Saturday. Saturdays are usually off from work. Its weekend time. But on 20.02.2010, it was one of those ABnormal days when we were working. Yes, just imagine.. Saturday and you are working. Oh Freak!!!It's tough to imagine also for those who aren't accustomed to working at the weekends. Nevertheless, I was working and that was just not nice. We had just finished food in the afternoon. (The best part is food on the house when we work on Saturdays.....) My colleague comes up to me and he is like, 'Would you want to record for me'?? RECORD.. Now did I get that work right.. Yes, I think I did. I would love to do recording. (For those extra brilliant mind's, recording is done as a part of Marketing collateral's to put extra info up on the website. I was more than happy to grab this wonderful opportunity which I was waiting for. Saturday afternoon my recording started. I had to read out case studies in nine different sectors to be uploaded on our website. I started off with the first one, which was on BI in Customer Service. Man, it was a good one at the first shot. Ain't I on cloud nine. You bet!!! I AM....IN THE SEVENTH HEAVEN. After I had finished, I started off with another one. It was some beautiful. I just loved it. I finished three of them and we wound up for the day. I was all smiles.When you actually listen to your own voice once it is recorded, it never sounds like it is yours. I was like, 'Is this my voice????'. Indeed it sounds so different. Over the next three days, I completed the rest of the cases and when I was done, my joy knew no bounds. I felt this strange sense of accomplishment. For me, it was like winning an Oscar. And this was possible only because of my colleague BINGO. Thanks BINGO. You made it come true for me.... P.S.: People do listen to it and let me know how I sound. I will send you guys the link sometime later.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010


This blog goes out to "Ms. KELLY". ( For those of you who don not know, please read FRIENDS FROM AMES, its a must read for all.)

I had posted a blog named EPITOME OF FRIENDSHIP sometime back. I'm sure most of you would have read it.
What is special about this blog is, it has a comment posted by one of the AMES GIRLS!!! YES YOU GOT IT RIGHT.. KELLY is one of the ten AMES GIRLS who has been so sweet and nice to read my blog and post a comment.

Not many of my own friends who read my blogs, post a comment this honestly. They ping me online saying my blog was good or it was not. (Shame on you guys!!!)
Kelly has been so courteous to leave a comment, that it touched my heart.

Thanks a ton KELLY. I feel so proud to flaunt my blogs all the more now.

P.S: This blog is written to say THANK U KELLY... You made my day or should I say , " YOU MADE MY BLOG!!!!


I think I'm getting very sporadic with my postings these days. Till one of friend's doesn't ask me as to why I haven't posted a blog, I don't bother.. Well, I will post more often from now on.. This is yet another incident of mine.. Well, I know MONOTONY is setting in among my readers, but I promise the next one will be different. This incident just happened yesterday and I couldn't stop myself from posting another blog. My colleague wanted to withdraw money from the ATM. (Not Ramya guys!!!) It was mid afternoon. Looks like Summer has set in. We were walking down the road, grumbling about the HEAT. It indeed was scorching HOT. We went to the ATM, but in vain. It was not working. So, we were walking back and I had covered my head with my dupatta ( Yes people, I'm celebrating SALWAR SUIT WEEK!!!!). I was trying to wrap it correctly, so I pulled it out ans spread it properly walking down the road. To my utter shock I realized that I had covered another old man's head who was walking next to me. No wonder I had 2 heads all of a sudden. (Fancy me, in a jiffy I've grown an extra head). Well, I silently apologized to that elderly man and walked away without looking back!!!!! P.S : Moral - I should never wear Salwar suits again!!!

Monday, February 1, 2010


Today indeed a great day ---- Yes, it's my BIRTHDAY!!!! For Me, it's a special day.....
A day I wait for an entire year, ONE WHOLE YEAR......
Today, finally the day has arrived... FEB 2nd, I just love this date...
As usual I was flooded with calls from morning....Sms all the way...Since it's a working day, I was rushing to office....

I reached office and and I need to use the biometric to enter. As usual I used it and instead of displaying my name.............The display was HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!

Well, that was such a simple gesture, but the sweetest I have come across. Indeed a beautiful gestures on your DAY!!!!


This blog is dedicated to PADDY, for making me post yet another blog.

Paddy (I'm sure if you've read my previous blog, you'll know this guy) and myself usually chat a wee bit from office so as take a break from work. We chat or call once a while at work.
On 29th, Jan as well we were chatting for sometime. Post lunch session and Friday afternoon, now I'm sure most of you'll agree that the mood swings are high, but not to work but to party out.

Paddy on Friday was out for a Team lunch and didn't come back until 3 in the afternoon. Then he came around 3:30 and pinged me. After a while he stopped again. So I tried giving him a call, but he didn't receiver my call. I thought he must be busy with work and I got busy too.(It was one of my close colleague's last working day).

After a while I got a call from Paddy. I as usual picked it up with high enthu (Usual HIIIIIIIIIIIIIII PADDYYYYYYYYYYYYY which continues for at least a min ---poor guy)
I did the same, but the response I got from the other end was very different. Here it goes,

Other Side: Hello
Me: Kya hua Paddy (What happened Paddy?)
Other side: Hi, this is Prasad here..
Me: Oh hooo.....(I look at my phone, it shows Paddy, now what the hell happened)
This is Prabhat's (Paddy's forgotten real name to me) number.
Other side: Ma'am he has left his phone in the meeting room and gone.
Me: Oh okie. He is.......(I tell him in which domain he works)
Other side: I will return it back Ma'am. Thank you so much
Me: That's ok.

And he hangs up.

Now my great pal PADDY in the mean while is pinging me and totally unaware about his lost phone.
Fianlly he got his phone back and ALL THANKS TO ME!!!

P.S: Paddy I'm sure you'll agree.... right???

Wednesday, January 27, 2010


GIRLS FROM AMES - This were the three words I was hell bent on... For those of you who don't know, these three words are a title of a novel by Jeffrey Zaslow. I accidently happened to come across this novel and from then I was determined to lay my hands on it, but I wasn't lucky. I never found this book in Bangalore in any of the book stores, be it big or small.

I once casually mentioned it to my bro in the USA about this bok and asked him to try it there.

It took nearly an year before I received that book. This time my bro didn't come to India, but he had sent me a surprise. YES!!!! THIS VERY BOOK WAS THE SURPRISE. I was exuberant. I kept looking at the book feeling so happy. (BRO THANKS A TON!!!)

I couldn't wait to start with the book.

For those of you who don't know about this book, here it goes.

It's about friendship shared between 11 girls (now 10) over a period of 40 years. Now what is so great about it!!! Well, the greatness lies in the way they have maintained it.

Their friendship started in a place called AMES, hence the title. It's splendid freindship that bonds these girls together.

It's a pleasure to read small anecdotes in the book like how the girls have treasured letters that they have written or small hand written notes passed in the class.

Memories you share with friends are for life. They are the most treasured possessions in one's life.

This book goes on to show pictures of all the girls in junior school to graduation to college to how they look now.

Each page you read, you'll fall in love all the more with the book. Every word written is so beautiful. The way they started off their freindship, the way they hung around, how they kept in touch even after moving out of Ames, how they kept it up post wedding, post kids etc, is just mind blowing.

When you read about this group, you'll all the more wish to be a part of a group like this.

Their re- union each year in a friend's place and how they travel back nostalgia is superb. The pics they bring, the notes, small gifts they share is just beyond words.

Friendship is something which everyone needs in life. But to have one friend of a group of friends to lean on, is like an elixir to life.

This book is a must read for all, for Zaslow has brought this group for us to read.

I would like to add, though I may not have a group like Ames Girls, I'd like to thank my friends - Ani, Shy, Juicy, Dummua, Paddy, Ashu, Champ, Scientist, Komala, Delphi Dude for being there when ever I needed them and all those whom I have met in my life and have made it special.

ANI you are and will remain my BESTEST FRIEND FOR LIFE. Thanks to DP for his Vishwabharathi, else we'e never have met.

I'm glad I have you for LIFE. Cheers to our 11 years of Friendship!!!!!

Wednesday, January 6, 2010


Well, another day, yet another incident....

These days I leave office at 6:15 P:M. I traverse half of the city to reach back home. (That's how far I travel to work). This mega event happened just yesterday.
7:05, my colleague and me were standing in stop no. 2 waiting for a bus. (Oh yes, now I have a partner to travel with). Both of us were jabbering away to glory. She is Ramya's replacement now.
There was this amazing guy, dancing away to glory in the stop. (I'm sure liqor does have some power, of should I say lots....) He was speaking to all the girls in the stop..... And it went something like this...Hello all,,,, I'm Ravishankar follower.... Blah Blah Blah.... My colleague and me were wondering as to why none were belting him..

7:15 P:M, our bus came and we were more than happy to duck this awful scene and protect ourself in those majestic public transports....

We both were discussing what a relief it was and I think we spoke too soon.... This guy had boarded the same darned bus... Christ!!! At 7:20 in the night, who wants such mega events happening....HE started again.... Hello ladies.. Don't fall in love... Thank you all... This goddamn line he kept repeating a zillion times......

Finally someone shoved him out of the bus.....

Relief regained back.....