Sunday, December 20, 2009

But... We are genuinely concerned

Have you met a category of people who are just too concerned of your wellbeing.. Or about kya aap bachpan se hi aise hai?? i mean those who are not too close to you but still so worried.... uuiii maa
Few of my experiences:
- At office... i was a very quiet breed of creatures... talking to the point.. no unnecessary talks...
so one of my colleagues asked "kya tu friends ke saath bhi aise hi rehti hai"
haa haa mujhe to bhagwaan ne feviquick ka promotion karne paida kiya hai na... unless i am close to someone i wud rather keep things to myself..
- ek aunty hai meri doooor ki.. meri mom se bahut chinta wyaqt ki... aapki beti Podar college mein padhi...humari unki bachi bhi waha padhi... wo to ekdum jhakas ho gayi.. aapki beti to waisi ki waisi hi hai..
to aap kya expect karte hai ji..
- ye sawal to mujhe do logon ne pooch liya hai... kya mere aur meri behen ke bhi jagde hote hai.. nahi nahi... bilkul bhi nahi.. hum to honeymoon travels ke wo supercreatures hai.. Aspi aur Zara... are yaar unmein bhi jagde ho jate hai film ke climax mein...
- ek mera cousin aya tha ghar... not too close to me... i mean hi.. hello types.. us din he asks me so what you want to do.. (knowing ki abhi maine job chod diya hai).. MBA karna hai.. i said... thinking bus iske aage koi questioning nahi hogi.. but nahi aaj to thaan li thi mera case lene ki.. MBA ...humn... par karna kya hai.. Finance i said... haa par karna kya hai.. are mere bhai tujhe pata hai tujhe kya karna hai.. mujhse poochke kya mere plans chori karna chahta hai :)) nahi i dont really mean this.. but itni concern kyu.. and he has joined his dads business.. mostly after grad...
i am concerned of people whom i care for.. are duniya bhar ke liye concern kya dikhana.. wo bhi jhoothi... but anyway thanks to all for their concern.. after all every comment is a learning...

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Aaj ki taaza khabar

May not be as taaza.. but waise bhi news channels bhi kaunsi taaza khabrein dete hai
anyway i am just putting this on blog so that i can kip looking at it again and again... and it fixes somewhere in some kopcha of my brain....

- India is ranked 134 th on UN Human development Index :( of the United Nations development program.. The index takes into account various parameters like poverty levels, literacy levels, gender related issues.. China, Sri Lanka and Bhutan ranked 92, 102 and 132 resp...
Top 10 constituted Norway (1st), Australia, Iceland, Canada, Ireland, Netherlands, Sweden, France, Switzerland and Japan...

- IMF sees strong medium term outlook for India.. It retained its projection for economic growth at 5.4 per cent in 2009...implying slower growth rate in second half of this calender year.. next year projection lowered by 0.1% to 6.4%.. this year 1st quarter and 2nd quarter growth rates 5.8% and 6.1% resp.
2008 - 7.3%
2007 - 9.4%

- According to Boston Consulting Group value of global mergers and acquisition deals is likely to drop by nearly 50% this year. The mergers and acquisitions space has witnessed only 12700 transactions with a combined valuation of mere USD 681 billion in the first 6 months of the year, with the number of deals dropping 17% from the same period in 2008.

- Net direct tax collections grew by 3.7% during the first six months of the current financial year to stand at Rs 152625 cr.. primarily guided by a 5.5% rise in corporate tax collections, reflecting an increase in corporate income.
Direct tax target for the year -
set by govt: 4,00,000 cr
original budget target: 3,70,000 cr

- Cumulative FDI inflows from 2001 till July 09 is USD 100.33 billion
Inflows for the first 4 months of the current fiscal = USD 10.49 billion
Major countries accounting for inflow - Singapore, UK, US and Netherlands
Sectors attracting FDI: service sector (max - 23% of the cumulative equity FDI inflows), followes by software, hardware, telecommunication and real estate)

- Current Mayor of Mumbai - Shraddha Jadhav (Shiv Sena)

- Engineering service Outsourcing to increase to USD 4o billion by 2020 from present level of USD 2.5 billion to USD 3 billion...

source: Nasscom newsletter

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Choo Chweet!!

Success comes to them, who want it... even if the world believes u wont succeed.. Unless you give up you can prove the world wrong!! Dont listen to people ... listen to yourself and you shall get what you want :)

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Want to volunteer... but dont know where to start?

You can start by registering here..
Amazing and easy..
You just fill up a form with the number of days you wish to volunteer, areas of interest, time you can devote, location you prefer and they promise to call back.. with an appropriate opportunity...
What more can one ask for!! The site also has loads of upcomng events and updates..
So if you have been procrastinating this for quite a while... and wish to do it ... do it right away! It could'nt have been easier than this :)

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Missing those good old days

Missin those days when
Cell wud kip ringing with calls from friends
Mail boxes wud have pleasant mails from friends.. Birthday mails from number of days (equal to your age) before ur birthday... Celebrations... Surprises
Studying at night would mean laughing with friends over phone... kuch padhke nahi hua
Laughing, crying with friends
Friends were always taken for granted.. yeh to hamesha hai nearby
Plans for movies made by friends.. (a msg in cell fone saying movie tickets are booked)
Calling up without bothering what time of day/ night it is :) or which part of universe he/she is, how busy/ free is he/she, with whom is he/she
Getting calls zillions of times from the same people
Jaane kaha gaye wo din... Life gets busy and people move on.. Ah if thats whats being a grown up.. i dont want to be.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009


Appreciation... isn't it what we always are on a look out for!! But how many times do we appreciate efforts of others.. Well if we do it great, if we don't we should...
At most times, we realise and understand the importance of others/ others work once its not there.. I could never have imagined that my manager cud appreciate my work and commitment as much as she did on my farewell :)) and for the first time she had examples of good work that i did... i just wonder if that was my appraisal would she speak so good... She did appreciate me otherwise but ye din to kuch aur hi tha... After a point the material returns from your job bcome minuscule and all that matters are these small, sweet things which most miss out on..
When did you last appreciate ur mom, ur dad... ur family.. ur friends... ur colleagues... ur manager.. and most importantly Urself.. Just cos i am not as intelligent as , or good looking as, or smart as... or as..... as xyz, do i always undermine myself...
Once you appreciate urself every fall, every problem, every issue can be tackled with lot of ease.. when you appreciate urself... even if others miss to do... it doesn't matter... why shd i form an impression of me based on what xyz says abt me.. ok i don't know stuff maybe... but appreciate the fact that you know that you don't know and learn :)
When you find someone has worked hard on something but yet it is not up to the mark.... appreciate the efforts... if not the end result.. There are 2 options here
1. You appreciate : The person learns and does better the next time..
2. you screw his/ her a** : He losses all confidence and the next time he works he screws up more :))
in the end you loose
If you cant appreciate, never never devalue anyone...
baap re bahut gyaan giving ho gaya... off i go... and not to forget i appreciate you read my bakwaas...oye u dare not call it bakwaas.. remember if u cant appreciate... don't devalue this masterpiece :))

Sunday, November 1, 2009

School vs Office/ Adnan Sami

Bachon ko eschool mein kyu dalte hai?? bachon ko kya sikhate hai..
office mein ye sab school mein padhaye paath kitna matlab rakhte hai??
School: Beta, hamesha sach bolo!!
Office urf Adnan: kabhi nahi, kabhi nahi
School: Karm karo fal ki chinta mat karo
Office: Fal ki taraf dhyan rakho.... karm baaki logon ko karne do!
School: Acha karm karoge, to acha paoge..
Office: Hehe!! Hehe!! Karm karoge to kuch nahi paoge
School: Badon ka adar karo
Office: Command fear !! you shall get respect free free free... chote bade go to hell
School: Mil baat ke kaam karo
Office: Cheen ke acha kaam karo
School: Early to sleep, early to rise... makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise
Office: i wont let you sleep.. so forget being healthy/wealthy or wise..
To aakhir bachon ko school mein kyu daalte hain??

Friday, September 4, 2009

How dare I

This is something i loved so much... how dare i not take out time for this
But this is not only with blogging, oops i realise i dont have tme for anything i love... or probably i dont create time..


Came to know i am among the top two utilised team members in the team (dont know 1st/ 2nd).. it feels good... utilised as in i have good number of chargeable hours which cud be charged to the client... yeppie!!

Another yeppie!! i have decided to quit my job... but ya kuch emotional attachment ho gayi hai.. its not so easy to detach from this place which was part of my life for 2 whole years... another yeppie... i will complete 2 years in KPMG this Sunday.. Not that i love being in this place, but pata nahi suddenly knowing that it wont be there causes a lil pain... but it does give loads of happiness..

Will write later now!!

Sunday, July 5, 2009

2 mahiney ho gaye...

The latest comment by matta on my blog...
Ya 2 mahiney ho gaye... and today while logging in i entered my blog addresss wrong :( not that i never wrote before, or never thought to write ... its just that time is flying by...

Lot many things have happened..
Met with an accident went on the divider... screwed up two toes on my leg.. now all is good.. except my psyche.. sitting in cabs and autos is not as easy.. and its the same with my office friend Shweta who screwed her jaws... and when the two of us are together... u can think what happens in a cab/ auto..

Birthday was a nice sweet day.. Got wished by all close ones.. had dozed off before 12.. so got up with a call.. and then Dipti wished ... she had got a cake... all woke up... darling dhrumil cud not keep his eyes open... cake cutting.. fir calls.. slept late that night.. (though i really dint want this birthday to be somthing gud) .. It turned out really well.. went to office, desk was decorated.. i had 2 flower bunches on the desk courtesy Shweta.. ahh they dint give me much workk :) yippie!! most morn went in attending calls and then evening again cut a cake in office.. i dont know never expected would feel so touched in office.. left soon.. got excused from the evening training.. met a friend.... went to temple behind office .. took a cab to thane.. had cake again... answered many calls.. went to temple in thane.. went home ... had dinner with full family.. very simple yet a touchy day...

I really want to start studies big time now... and i am glad that i have people pushing and motivating me for the same.. i hope i can do something.. and dont put people down...

Love you all!! For being a part of my life and making it so wonderful and ....................

Nothing.. Just hope all goes well.. Scared but ya will try!!

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

I'm Loving it :)

A day taken off from work!! and spent lazily doing things i like...

Unlike other holidays i dint get up late this morning.. as in got up at 9 am.. and i am hooked to pc for most of the time... browsed thru mba related websites, chatted with some friends, studied for about an hour, and now finally gave my blog a makeover!! and i am loving it...

Though i love black and so liked the earlier template, but having a black backdrop also meant deciding font colours and stuff, which i hope i can get over with on a blue backdrop... and i simply love the picture ... girl on the swing on an upside down tree in the sky :) reminds me of the song... aaj mein upar, aasmaan niche; aaj mein aage, zamana hai piche

And my friend alltalkandnoaction has tagged me for having my poll of 10 best romantic bollywood movies... and i by mistake th8 it was for the 99 questions i posted in the last post.. now recalling 10 best hindi romantic movies for an amnesiac person like me is an arduous task!! though i can never forget the bestest bollywood movie... its none other than jab we met.. which is her fav too.. waow... i can just watch it over and over again... such a simple and sweet story...

Recalling some moments in the movie:

by God, mujhe bachpan se hi shaadi ka bada shauk hai...
mein sochta hu agar geet hoti to kya karti, aur wahi karta hu
hotel decent (no pawfect name than this)
Jab koi kuch sache dil se chahta hai wo use mil jata hai...
Both of them jumping in the river...
Kitni stupid thi mein, isliye ho raha ye sab mere saath,
Aur kis se darr lagta hai, shareholders se, kal shareholders ke saath meeting karao (so if u fear something, fight it on face)
His respecting his moms contribution for the company...
Wo foto jalake flush karna, wo fone lagake gaaali dena... :)
Mujhe Karate aata hai :)
Akeli ladki, khuli tizoori ki tarah hoti hai... jawani mein, mein bhi akele ghumta tha, par tab mein mard tha... matlab abhi bhi mard hu
And Shahid telling Kareena after being asked that he loves her: haan bahut jyada, par wo meri problem hai.... asi kuch bhi feel kar sakte hai yaar... (but assuring it wudnt cause any problem to her)
Though i dint understand what did Kareena like in that Anshuman (Champak he seems)
Songs are fabulous...
And finally shahid explaining geet that she shd marry the one she loves...
Shaadi ke baad pehla affair mere saath kar lena :)

Shahid is super cool in this movie, so is Kareena :) (i dint like any of them earlier)
i think i need quite some time to make a poll of 10 best romantic movies...

Anyways, time to log off ... Enjoiii

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Tagged!! Confused :)

Have been tagged by alltalkandnoaction...

I assumed it was for this post... but she has tagged me for somethig else... but ab jab itni mehnat ki hai to ye bhi post kar hi dete hai

so here are 99 truths (possibly) about me...

1. Last beverage: has to be Water always!!
2. Last phone call: Nirav
3. Last text message from: my manager Poonam
4. Last song you listened to: Chale jaise hawaaein from mein hoon na
5. Last time you cried: Don’t remember (well ye to apni hobby hai), but not 2 recently

6. Dated someone twice: No
7. Been cheated on? : No
8. Kissed someone & regretted it?: Kiss karke regret kya karna! (kidding)
9. Lost someone special? …. dunno
10. Been depressed? Yes
11. Been drunk and threw up? I always seem drunk!! (No)

12. Black
13. Blue
14. Red
15. Pink

16. Made new friends: Bachpan mein…
17. Fallen out of love: No
18. Laughed until you cried: Don’t recall
19. Met someone who changed you: Yep, at various times
20. Found out who your true friends were: kept finding and losing them… (but ya few who have been with me for quite some time... touch wood)
21. Found out someone was talking about you: Nah

22. Kissed anyone on your friend's list: Nope
23. How many people on your friends list do you know in real life: Yahoo messenger (5%) though I don’t use it anymore… and otherwise about 95%
24. How many kids do you want to have: chunnu, munnu, tina, shina, sweety, tweety, jay, viru………………. (oye 1 is enuf)
25. Do you have any pets: No
26. Do you want to change your name: Never
27. What did you do for your last birthday: Declared off in Mumbai (Namu Jayanti ) thanks to rain God
28.What time did you wake up today: aahaaa 1 pm
29. What were you doing at midnight last night: Sleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeping, or maybe watching tv… slept somewhere ard that time
30. Name something you CANNOT wait for : an MBA
31. Last time you saw your father: Last night when I came home, he was sleeping.. got up as I was banging things in the room
32. What is one thing you wish you could change about your life: Me doubting my abilities
33. Most visited web page: My blog, Gmail

34. Name: Namrata
35. Nicknames: Namu, Namz, Nami, (bachpan mein: namiya, chamiya)
36. Zodiac sign: Cancer
37. Male or female or transgender : bada kathin prashna hai!!!
38. Elementary: Holy Cross School
39. Colleges: Podar College and Narsee Monjee College
40. Hair color: Black
41. Long or short: Long but will become short soon
42. Height: 5’ or 5’1”
43. Do you have a crush on someone? Yes
44. Ever been in love? Shayad haan
45. Piercings? Ears
46. Tattoos? No
47. Righty or lefty: Righty
48. First surgery: not yet
49. First piercing: Ears (dunno when)
50. First best friend: Vaishali (to the bet I can remember)
51. First sport you loved: and still love – Cricket
52. First pet : None
53. First vacation: Mom ke saath to village…
54. First concert: None
55. First crush: A guy in tuitions (3rd – 4th mein)
56. Eating: Chaat and spicy junk food
57. Drinking: Paani, Chaas, Softdrinks
58. I'm about to: plan some outing for evening, and call some friends59. Listening to: noise of vehicles on the road down
60. Waiting for: Mr Right

61. Want kids? Bola na chunu munu etc etc…
62. Want to get married? Not in this order… pehle shaadi, fir bacheiin (typical Indian u see)
63. Careers in mind? Finance

64. Lips or eyes: ???
65. Hugs or kisses: Hugs
66. Shorter or taller: Tall…
67. Older or Younger: Older
68. Romantic or spontaneous: Both
69. Nice stomach or nice arms: Arms
70. Sensitive or loud: Mix of both
71. Hook-up or relationship: Relationship
72. Trouble maker or hesitant: Mix of both

73. Kissed a stranger: No… kisses muft mein nahi baatti
74. Lost glasses/contacts: Don’t have either to loose
76. Broken some one's heart: Yes
77. Had your own heart broken: yes
78. Been arrested: haan… 5 case chal rahe hai mere khilaaf… (are I am not here for being a politician… what a question)
79. Turned someone down: Haan
80. Cried when someone died: Yes
81. Liked a friend that is a girl?: All is normal with my case… don’t worry

81. Yourself: Yes.. (kabhi kabhi no)
82. Miracles: Not really
83. God: Truely
84. Love at first sight: Not yet!!
85. Heaven: No
86. Santa Claus: I used to.
87. Kiss on the first date? Noways!!
88. Angels: I said I believe in me… so yes
89. Devils: I have so many in office… so yes again

90. Is there one person you want to be with right now? No today I want to go out alone
91. Had more than one boyfriend/girlfriend at one time? No
92. Wanted to kill someone ever? So many times…
93. Among your blog mates, whom would you like to kiss? Myself
94. Committed a blunder and regretted later? No regrets
95. Wanted to steal you friend's boyfriend / girlfriend? : Not yet

96. White: Chudidaar
97. Black: T – shirts, Kurti, Shoes
98. Red: T-shirt
99. Pink: T-shirt
100. Posting this as 100 Truths? Meine to likh diya hai … ab maano na maano aapki marzi (and by the way they are 99, as qusetion 75 is missing)

Sunday, April 12, 2009


Amidst the journey of my life
I got the most beautiful gift
It was not packed in decorative boxes
But was the most cherished!!
It was not pearl, nor diamond, nor ruby
It was a friend so sweet and chubby.
Our friendship flourished through thick and thin times
Older the better just like a wine.
The essence of our friendship shall never fade
This bond I promise will never break.
- my long time back composition

Changed version of ME

I have changed... yep i have...
- I have to push myself to visit the temple once in a week... (earlier a daily ritual) and then when i go i feel i am just doing formality... cos i just say the prayers like a parrot would and i have very little attention...
- I am getting angry/ frustrated too easily and have lost adequate control on my moods... (though i d o try)
- To some extent i have started giving back dishum dishum to people who don't understand my point... so i am not the same "finger on your lips" type girl... (though not completely yet... but i guess to quite some extent)
- i have started to believe people wont respect you unless you command the same from them.. so when U work make sure that no one eats away the credit..
- i have learnt that being quiet can never ever help you... you and only you can speak for yourself... (though i dunno if i have changed much on this front)
- i have learnt that except for a very few, friends come and move on.. Learn to accept....
I got a nice msg: People say i have changed, i have just stopped living my life their way!!

Random thoughts

Some months back i had my sis's friend come down to our place... shes a doc by profession... and just while we were chit-chatting i told my sis... these guys wud never have a ctrl+z in their profession.... CTRL+Z... i am sure i use these keys so often in a day.. just to undo something that has been done wrong.. so in a way i have the liberty to make some mistakes vis-a- vis doctors who have to pay possibly a very high price for a very small mistake... So i think these guys should have their backs patted... for the immense care they have to execute while on duty...
And then on some other day, when i was listening to music, i heard the song Jeena yaha, Marna yaha... iske siva jana kaha... and in the initial lines one guy says rokiye sahab, uske rokiye, doc kehte hai wo tamasha karega to marr jayega... Kya aap apne tamasahe ke liye kisi insaan ki jaan lenge; to which the sahab replies sher singh raju insaan nahi joker hai joker... wo jiyega bhi yahi marega bhi yahi... and suddendly i thought about the joker/clown in circus... His profession is to make people laugh... but what if his mood on a day is utterly bad... Can he afford to let his mood take over...
Now i know there may be many such professions.. but sudden th8s increased my respect for these professions... Waise to at so many times when i dont feel like working, i have to but still :)

Friday, April 3, 2009


A Frenchman once visited a temple under construction where he saw a sculptor making an idol of God. Suddenly he noticed a similar idol lying nearby. Surprised, he asked the sculptor, "Do you need two statues of the same idol?" "No," said the sculptor without looking up, "We need only one, but the first one got damaged at the last stage." The gentleman examined the idol and found no apparent damage. "Where is the damage?" he asked. "There is a scratch on the nose of the idol." said the sculptor, still busy with his work. "Where are you going to install the idol?"
The sculptor replied that it would be installed on a pillar twenty feet high. "If the idol is that far, who is going to know that there is a scratch on the nose?" the gentleman asked. The sculptor stopped his work, looked up at the gentleman, smiled and said, "I will know it."

The desire to excel is exclusive of the fact whether someone else appreciates it or not. "Excellence" is a drive from inside, not outside. Excellence is not for someone else to notice but for your own satisfaction and efficiency...

So true,

Its always great to excel just for yourself.. not bcos someone else wants you 2... And not to measure ur excellence by the way others see it but the way it has changed/ added to you as a person

So its so perfectly ok not to know something very basic and to ask rather than think what xyz will think and not knowing it at all.. :)

I wanted to write more.. but am in a cafe and completely uncomfi with the system... Hope to write back soon..

Monday, March 16, 2009

"Dont Make Somebody a Priority If u are just an Option for them"

A very common forward, does not really make much sense to me... How can I decide my options and priorities on the basis of what the other person thinks or feels... So according to the above saying if a person does not consider another person friend, the other person also should not care back... In that case i feel a human heart seems like a television which can be controlled by the push of a button.
Every person has his/her choice.. so probably a person that I care the most, may not even think anything about me... but does that mean i should also stop caring... and even if this means so is there any tried and tested method to stop caring for a person you care the most.. And then why be so conditional.
Extending it a little further, if of the two friends, one starts having feelings for the other... does the friendship develop a crack/ can things still work out even though the other person has no such feelings what so ever.. And if the relation changes after the person has communicated his feelings, would any person feel free to communicate their feelings?
Th8s and comments are welcome :)

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Long time no see

Its been quite some time away from the blog.. and unlike initially i have stopped checking it also.. not completely... but earlier atleast once in office i would just love to check it... In all these days i have been contemplating whether to continue writing or stop and was more or less sure of stopping it... and then i also know its something i like doing the most these days.. Whenever i see something interesting, irritating, i start talking to my blog... Though i am yet not decided on whether i shall still continue to write, abhi filhaal shall write...

Have come to stay at my close friends place (uhu uhu had come to STUDY... bt have had a real good time).. Its been long since i wanted to come here but kept postponing... Saturday morning we attended an interactive session by Arun Jaitley. The session was organised and attended by entrepreneurs and professionals who thought it was time that we acted instead of merely pointing fingers at each other at times when the country and its people needed it the most. Franky i am not such a political creature... but i always wanted to be more aware..

My friend is pretty keen on joining politics along with her career. So i also joined her when she decided to go for the session. But i really enjoid listening to the talks... . A lawyer by profession, Mr Jaitely spoke lot of sense and knew exactly what he was speaking.
Three key points he discussed were governance, economic growth and national security.. He could really hold the audience to attention for an hour and something that he spoke for. He narrated one incident where in parliament someone commented to him "You have the best of both the worlds" (as in professional and politics) and he retorted.. Yes i do.. and i know no art of living without working... Obviously he was talking good about BJP, but that was not the only things he kept talking about.. He was opinion that congress has taken a non decisive approach and we have not seem many good reforms during its tenure. Also he said i told Mr. Chidambaram , u r a lucky finance minister , when you were in power you inherited a booming economy.. He also pointed out that signs of subprime were felt in 2007, but at that time all the government saw was rising inflation and sucked liquidity at a time when there was need for consumer expenditure... He said that the dream team of Mr Chidambaram and Manmohan kept day dreaming... He also said politics should be on the basis of merit and not surnames.

Indifference is not the answer. Todays youth may have a proud feeling of not being involved in politics. But i agree that when we have to have a government and we know we have a choice to choose it, it is sheer indifference and ignorance and stupidity to be proud of the fact that one is not interested in politics... Maybe all the candidates, partys are corrupt... but we still need to choose which is the best among the worst as they will be running the country for next 5 years.
I have been indifferent all the while 2. And i dont say that post this session i am totally convinced that BJP is the best party to vote for. But i think political awareness is very necessary and i think political education must be introduced in education curriculum.

Anyways... post which we came home had load of talks, discussions... had delicious lunch... watched movies... went out for dinner... All in all it was a well utilised saturday... and its been a superb stay at her place after a very long time....

Monday, February 16, 2009


Finally d day is over... CET is done... 1 month of leave is coming to an end!!! and finally i dnt need to resist the temptation to blog...

There are many thoughts... finally its over; but it wasnt that good; and ohhh tommorrow is office...; almost 1 month i was at home, dint realise though; the amazing support i had all this while (though i kept cribbing); ........

I dunno why i tend to loose my cool in CET, which somewhat happened today also, but i managed to get back.

This one month was like a roller coaster ride, one day i was quite ok with my preparation and the other day i went zoop down... and i would not have been this motivated, had it not been for the continous support, guidance, anger of Nirav and Dipti :)

I have frustrated them enuf this whole month, right upto the point when i just wanted to give up... Thanks a ton!!

In the beginning when i started, i started off well, but then started slowing down...
I was fired left, right, centre (exaggerated)

But in the last week of prep,

When i joined test series my scores started at 110+ something (i was a lil down)
I get a message: not bad, but v'l be better for d rest of the week, what say

Third test it incresed by 7-8 marks -
I get a message: gr8 u r improving by d day :)

Then health went down, got terrific cold,
I get a message: take v good care of ur health, sleep early

I hesitated at sleeping early as had nt done much in the day
I get a message: kip studis 2ndry, health primary, sleep early..

One day i got real angry with my sister, next day i get a gift and a card!!

Waow!! what more can one ask!! and can you believe i was still complaining!!
They were just the best!!

Thank you so much!!!
And i am sorry, as i still could not meet up with the expectations...

But i will not give up!! :)

Sunday, January 25, 2009

One More FEATHER to the cap

On 20th January, Financial Risk Manager (FRM) results were out. And its a proud feeling that my sister is one among the 3,992 who passed out of 13,681 students registered as in October.

After CA, this is one more feather added to her kitty.

However, the wait for the result was full of mixed feeling. On 20th January results were to reach the candidates via email at 12pm EST as GARP is a US based institution. But as luck would have it, the result dint hit her mailbox right upto 21st January, infact has not yet hit her mailbox. On 21st January the results were updated on the website and that was when it was time to say "EUREKA"

Congratulations!! May success be with you ALWAYS!!!

Monday, January 19, 2009

Dil kabhi ganda, kabhi hai nek banda

I can so well connect with this song.... especially these lines... dil kabhi ganda, kabhi hai nek banda... dil ka bharosa kaise koi kare, dil kabhi thanda, kabhi hai atom bomb sa... ye dhamaka kaise koi sahe.. Dil ki yahi khata hai, dil ko nahi pata hai... ki dil chahta hai kya!!!

No no ye love type chakar nahi hai... its just that i see lot of mood swings these days.. One day you can find me so very happy and the other day its just completely opposite... and somehow i feel i am on either extreme... Life ka balance dabadhol ho gaya hai types...

One more song that has been ringing in my mind for some time now is jaane kya dhundta hai ye mera dil.. tujhko kya chahiye jindagi (by lucky ali)...

Missed running in the Marathon today even after getting myself registered, thanks to a cousins engagement.. But anyways they found a replacement in my place so someone did run.

And by now i have also realised that i cannot chill now... i have to take stock of my life... I have to know where, what and how i want to be... In short i need to get serious... something that i have intentionally avoided for long now.

And now-a-days office lunch time gup shups are getting a lil irritating.. I dont know WHY people love mocking and making fun at the expense of others.... (i have never been the victim, but stil).. An example of the conversation: (A has been down with malarial fever and not in office for some days)
So at the lunch table (Day is Friday)
B: 'A' Monday se office aane wali hai, it seems
C: Acha, kaise malum?
B: 'D' ne bola ki 'A' ne use bola ki wo monday se aa jayegi (D is also having lunch)
And suddendly comes a shrewd reply
C: Acha aise pata chal jata hai kya!! (ki Monday ko she will be fine)

And most interestingly such people will not tolerate any fun made about them.. At such times i feel happy for what i am... I will never put someone down for just a stupid round of laugh from fellow colleagues.

Another incident where my colleague was talking about a new joinee (joined about 2-3 months back) with me
He: Are usko kuch nahi aata.. fir maine usko pucha ki kya karti hai, Boli CA kar rahi hai (just enrolled for CA inter after T.Y.Bcom); aur pata hai use operating aur non operating bhi nahi samajh aata
Me: (just blank dont know what to say)
He: (irritated i guess bcos i dint react) are usko excel bhi nahi aata hai...
Me: Maine join kiya to mujhe bhi nahi aata tha!!
He: (gives a blank stare)
Me: seriously i knew nothing
HE: fir bhi yaar kuch to aata hoga.. usse to alt+tab bhi nahi pata..

In short until i would say haaaaaaa... aisi bewakoof ko kaise recruit kiya. this guy would have hundreds of things to say... All i feel is if a person does not know anything, he can always be trained... And everybody at some point begins from that stage. Just because maybe ur seniors werent fair to you, you learnt so many things by yourself ... is it justifyable that you make your juniors go through the same?

Chalo ab office ki ho gayi chutti... i am really looking forward to this leave!! hope to come back soon

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Is Your Office Making You Sick?

More than a year back when i was not in the working category of population and my sis used to go to job... I used to let her know how lucky i felt she is... bus ghar se jao job and then back home... But i used to always tell her home is just lodging boarding services for you... Used to tease her loads about her love and affection for her office. But now after working in office post more than a year... i can surely agree to so many points in this article

Points worth highlighting:

- you're doing everything possible to hold on to your job. That includes coming in early, working late, logging in on weekends and neglecting the gym.
- While this may make your boss happy, your body is most likely crying foul.
- From uncomfortable work spaces to poor air quality to depression-inducing stress, there are plenty of opportunities to come home feeling worse than when you left in the morning.
- It is estimated that, for every dollar invested in workplace wellness policies, a company receives a $2 to $4 return on its investment.
- According to the Occupational Health and Safety Administration, almost 2 million workers suffer from such musculoskeletal disorders, including elbow tendinitis, wrist pain and lower back problems.
- A study in the November 2007 issue of the American Journal of Public Health demonstrated a significant relationship between work stress and depression. Increased stress and depression have been linked to a number of chronic and non-chronic health issues like heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes and heart attacks.

On an average we spend around 10 hours in office, all hooked to our computers.. minimum 5 days a week so on the 6th day all we want is a day of rest.. When back from home on a normal day we are already too tired, so we end up eating half bits and then just dozing off...

We rarely find time to talk to our family, let alone meeting up our friends... We start hating too much of questioning by parents (grown ups you see), etc etc... Then we argue with close ones... and finally we just want some time by ourselves....

Health is also worse hit.. and then most of us wudnt take offs unless situation is v bad...

As if all this not enough, to add to it there is office politics, fake behaviour, backstabbing, performance reviews.... on and on

But, one may wonder that people have been working since ages then why are we complaining so much now... Whats the difference:

- Increase in expectations from ourselves
- Disinterest in socialising (just heard about a manager who comes to office even on saturday and plays games and stuff on his lappy than spending time at home with his lil daughter)
- We want to earn more, spend more; earn even more and spend even more... In the end though we dont even find time to spend what we earn....
- Success is to a major extent measured as success in career
- And now after this global turmoil, job security reasons.

And to add to this when most of us are questioned what are we all aiming for in life, so many of us are blank.. (maybe this assumption is incorrect)

Within weeks of getting married people are back in office, and working from 8 am to 10/ 11 pm... err...

Anyways, too much of bakwaas for now... Looking forward to two weeks having six working days... as we had last two 3 working day weeks...

i realise tomorrow is my first working day in the year 2009!


Friday, January 2, 2009

General Bakar

Today being the first day of new year i would like to wish all of you a very happy new year..

I do not know but i in particular do not have any particular excitement!! But still i think its better to have any reason for celebration...

By celebrations i remember those friendship days in college... one of my closest friends would never budge to allow us tie a friendship band... As it made no sense to her that on one day by tying a ribbon you express dat you care... ya but the damsel did celebrate Raksha Bandhan...

On a nice note i have made a bet with a friend, which i think i will WIN and the reward is samsung innova8. Reading its features i get to know it has a 8 mega pixel cam and 32 GB memory, more than enuf for an ordinary mortal like me... I hope i don't lose the bet though!!

This morning i tried my hands in the kitchen!!! something really unusual... i tried making an uttappa.. cooking is not as easy as i earlier thought it to be... It turned out to be ok-ok types.. but not bad you see... had i to rate myself it wud be 3 and a half on 5.. not bad i think...

I enjoid the poem on this link

I sometimes fear the death of my near and dear ones... The other day i heard someone say in the train someones husband had died of an heart attack... and then suddenly i thought it could be my dad .. I saw a similar fear in few of my friends... Anyways lets not think all dis

Recently i have seen a ruder version of me (version degradation)... It takes me no time to answer back to people (unfortunately only to the people close to me)

I think i need a nice outing..

And for now i need some more sleeep!! or a Bath

HAPPY NEW YEAR once again.. Hope it brings you loads of success and happiness!!