Friday, January 4, 2008

Jab Andar-ke-Atmaa bolne lagthii hai.....!!!!

Ha Ha...I could sense a shiver run down your spine ;)....No! no!... not to worry! not speaking about ghosts or souls here. My post is a small silly gesture from my side regarding my reactions to certain silly circumstances.I call it "silly" because it can sound "silly" to the person reading it but these were few of MY favorite little things I love to do when I am with myself :)

1.) On a rainy day, I would see many small puddles of mud on the road,the lazy girl in me would find it difficult to divert my route just by one step towards left/right and then I would step back and take a BIG leap forward and cross the puddle.I would look around ,give a pat on my shoulders and say - " Yessssss!!! :) "

2.) If I happen to spot a handsome cool looking dude...I would give a 5 sec stare @ him and look elsewhere and say to myself -"How can u be so cool-looking man..!! " ;)) BUT NOW I am married haan......Dunno y I dont find any guy so cool looking :(... ofcourse apart from ..cough cough...(u know na)... ;) but when I happen to spot a good looking couple , I do the same and say to myself..."Cho cuteee...nazar na lag jaaye "

3.) Let me narrate another small silly incident which I did for the first time which gave my "andar-ke-atma" a nice feeling.My mom had taught me to cook so many relishing delicacies and I had noted it down sincerely in a small notebook,infact after marriage like how normal newly-wed brides would attack the kitchen,I started my open-book exam.The ingredients were added into the hot pan in the same order in which they were written in my book :) So the foolish girl inside me had a strange thought one day -" What if l add capsicum first and then onions and then mustard seeds,what if the order gets changed?Anyways all will be going into the same hot pan right ;) " And then I felt pride in doing something different and I changed the order here and there while adding the ingredients......The final result - Food tasted absolutely the same like how it were before!! And I sensed a different feeling within which said "Anu,tussi great ho..kya baat hai...mahaan ho baii! ;) "

4.) While passing by inside office I would have noticed some guy/gal doing some goof-up or giving a weirdo facial expression while staring @ their PC and I would have been amused noticing that...and when they turn around and give the-innocent-look like "Did u see me do that?" kind of expression,I would look at their immediate neighbour and walk away as if I am blind for that moment.And then I would giggle by myself and say within - "Caught yaa doing that ..he he he ;) "

5.) While zooming in my Getzy...yeah ofcourse chauffeur-driven by hubby dearest ...and somehow we are able to miss the red traffic signals all along the way (it happens rarely in Bangalore city roads especially) and then when we are just close to the destination place and lo the BRIGHT RED signal comes with an LED indicator displayed next to it which reads "120" and goes ticking down,I give a not-so-happy facial expression and my heart says..."Shuckss....just missed man!! :( "

I could write down more of such incidents and enumerate more cases but I rather not bore you all ;) I am sure each of us will have something like this to narrate about,maybe you yourself wouldnt have noticed that you do this with you :D....I say give some time for to yourself and do some silly things with urself to make u feel good...Doing all this gives me that small pleasure to my heart....atleast it brings in a volunteered 5 sec smile on my face....makes me feel good :) ..... But just incase someone notices Anu do all these silly things then my face potrays the expression -
"Tussi gadbad kiii na ab Anu :( "

Thursday, January 3, 2008

Oasis to Mirage!!

I received the following excerpt from my colleague who had forwarded this to me this morning!And then I felt that these were the exact thoughts which would have come straight from any working professional's heart :)..I truly appreciate the person who has penned down this.....Happy Reading!

I would like to express my transition from real freedom to assumed freedom. I am here talking about my transition from my college to the booming IT industry. I would like to pour my one year experience of the so called glamorous and fun filled IT industry.

We used to wander those spacious heat filled open grounds and dirty class rooms with just 50Rs. in pocket and plan the whole week with that budget. But now we wander along the well cleaned, fully air-conditioned corridors with about five to six credit cards in our pocket planning where to swipe the cards. Credit cards eagerly waiting to eat next month's salary. I can't believe that it was just one year before that the 50Rs. seemed to be lacks now, lacks seems to be nothing.

College canteen, Tea shops were the favorite hot spots where we spent hours together, having a hearty chat with our buddies forgetting the whole world. But now Cafe Day, Quickies, Baristas have taken those places. What a coffee cost 2.5Rs last year has now gone up to 50Rs a cup.

Those precious days where we used to laugh for nothing, while chatting or while playing or even when you fail in your paper because you have got 30 marks for a empty paper. But now you rarely smile except the smile for the forward you just received or the smile to your PM to impress him.

Hate ness and Ego were the words you haven't heard in those days. You smash or hit your friend for some reason and the next moment you walk along him with hands on his shoulders. But now you doesn't like the guy sitting beside you because he's getting a salary 10k greater than you or he's always being appreciated by your PM. True friends are hard to find here.

In college if some one is talking badly about your college you can find your blood boiling inside even though you don't like your principal.But here loyalty is the lost word, whenever someone is talking badly about your company you join them to criticize your company. You join the company with the resignation day in the mind, is this loyalty. Don't mind I have also planned my resignation date.

You have seen the late nights only on the eve of the exam, where you rely on your friend to wake him/ her at night 1 or 2. And how can we forget those last minute tensions in exam, you remember that only just before entering the exam you find that you have forgotten to revise a important question that your friend suggested that it will surely appear on this exam. You rush back and flip those Xeroxed pages with tension. But today you work at least 2 days a week till 1 or 2 in the night to deliver something to your unknown client who is at US or UK. You are aimlessly typing at the useless word document that your PM asked you to finish with his tailor made smile. Loads of tension with calls from home, with your eye lids eager to kiss each other and you promise them to allow it a little later, cursing Bill Gates for inventing MSWord.

It seems I have been in my own desert where I have realized that I am moving from the warmth ness of the Oasis to chase a mirage. A mirage that promises a lot of thing, but still its just a mirage. When I turn back I can find thousands chasing that mirage with a ID card around their neck. I wish all the best for them!