Thursday, January 29, 2009

Let's Smile....

I just got it in my email. I guess all of them is so true. Have a read, smile and do let me know how it was, 

I say no to gals,  they just don't listen.

A friend in need is a pest indeed.

Marriage is one of the chief causes of divorce.

Work is fine if it doesn't take too much of your time.

When everything comes in your way you're in the wrong lane.

The light at the end of the tunnel may be an incoming train.

Born free, taxed to death.

Everyone has a photographic memory, some just don't have film.

Life is unsure so always eat your dessert first.

Smile, it makes people wonder what you are thinking.

If you keep your feet firmly on the ground, you'll have trouble putting on your pants.

It's not hard to meet expenses, they are everywhere.

I love being a writer... what I can't stand is the paperwork.

A printer consists of 3 main parts: the case, the jammed paper tray and the blinking red light.

The guy who invented the first wheel was an idiot. The guy who invented the other three, he was the genius.

The trouble with being punctual is that no one is there to appreciate it.

In a country of free speech, why are there phone bills?

If you cannot change your mind, are you sure you have one?

Beat the 5 O'clock rush, leave work at noon!

If you can't convince them, confuse them.

It's not the fall that kills you. It's the sudden stop at the end.

I couldn't repair your brakes, so I made your horn louder.

Hot glass looks same as cold glass. - Cunino's Law of Burnt Fingers

The cigarette does the smoking you are just the sucker.

Someday is not a day of the week.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Just So True....

Some times, in a very short line(s) , a lot is being said. It just happened with me again that I read some thing which shook me. Its just so true. May be for some , it won't mean anything but for those who would be able to feel the sadness of this quote, they would surely understood it, the real meaning underneath it. I leave it on you to decide whether its really that good or not, but if you would ask me, yes it surely is! Have a read,

                              Death is not the greatest loss in life. The greatest loss is what dies inside us while we live.

So how's it?

Sunday, January 25, 2009

An Unusual Review, Mann Chandre....


A R Rahman doesn't need any introduction. He is one of those few musicians who like to break their own records and are ready to create something new. Though I don't listen to his music much but I respect him as being among the most versatile music directors. One more reason for not listening his music much is that I listen most of the time, Punjabi music only and as Rahman doesn't do much of it, so you do not find me playing him often.
As I just said, I listen in most of my time, punjabi music only so its rather impossible that if there is a  Punjabi song,I would miss it. If, by any reasons, I would miss it , I have got many resources who would tell me that there is a new song in the town which is creating waves. The same happened this time when Sidhu called me to tell that there is a new album of Rahman, Connections which is out now and I must check its 4th song. I was like, why so, its a Hindi album. But to my amazement, Sidhu told me that this song is sung by Sukhwinder Singh and its a Punjabi song. I immediately checked the album and started playing it. That was yesterday at about 10am and its been playing over my box since then without being stopped for a minute even. I haven't listened to any other song of the album and chances are very dim that I would do it either. I am just hooked to this song, and the reason is part lyrics and part music. The song doesn't have very rich lyrics though, just a few lines are there which are repeated all over in the entire song, still they are good enough to keep one sitting and listening to it non-stop. Music of the song is the biggest highlight in my opinion as through it only, the complete feel of the song, the sadness underneath it, has come out in full colors.  If music wouldn't be there or it would be some other kind of music, this song would never had got that midas touch which its having now and it would had ended up in the bin, at least by me. Its far below on the meter of mine to be called a truly rich song in lyrics and I don't call a song a song without good lyrics. But its music has given it a life. And may be, that's the charisma of Rahman is! Whatever it may be, I did find the song worth sharing so I am posting it here. There is no official video( yet ) of it so don't pay attention to the video and just listen to the song. Its in Punjabi and I shall translate the lyrics in a while. The song's name is Mann Chandre, which means Crazy Heart. This song is depicting the emotions of a lover who is telling that he is not able to find any peace nor satisfaction after falling in love. If you have ever been in love and got hurt from it, you would like(atleast the music) this song. I have posted the link to the album in audio format some where above, you can listen the song from there too. Here is the song over YouTube in video format,


And here are the lyrics in Punjabi,
Mann chandre nu raas na aave, Na aave dharwaas!
Jigar da sauda kyon kar baitha, mukkadi jandi aas!
Je lutt janda te lutt janda dil, hauke kha k chhup janda!
Beparwah da ki kehna, Na aave dharwaas!
Jigar da sauda kyon kar baitha, mukkadi jandi aas!
Dard sataunda bedardan nu, bedardan da ki janda!
Dard sataunda bedardan nu, bedardan da ki janda!
Bedardan da ki janda!
Mann chandre (repeat)....
Mann chandre(repeat)....
Jigar da sauda kyon kar baitha, mukkadi jandi aas!
Je lutt janda te lutt janda dil, hauke kha k chhup janda!
Beparwah di ki kehna, Na aave dharwaas!
And here is the meaning of it in Punjabi,
Crazy heart neither gets satisfaction nor can afford!
Why it did the deal of heart, now even the hopes are dying!
Once heart is gone, its gone! It hides after crying!
What to say about heartless people, there is no relief!

Pain hurts and heartless have no regret about it!
Crazy heart neither gets satisfaction nor can afford!
Why it did the deal of heart, now even the hopes are dying!
Once heart is gone, its gone! It hides after crying!
What to say about heartless people, there is no relief!
Here are few lines , depicting the pain of someone who has been hurt by his love, someone who got tears as a punishment of loving someone truly and madly. Have a read,
Ki haal sunavan tainu dil da,
Dil te jakhm bathere ne!
Akhiyan vichon mukk gaian needran,
Hun hanjuan de nal savere ne!
Rooh de saathi de gaye dhokhe,
Saade hijran nal ho gaye fere ne!
Dil ikko gal puchhda ro ro,
Rabba bas dass de ki gunaah mere ne!
Ki dassan dard kahani baare,
Hanju ajj v vehnde rehnde ne!
Asin yaad rakheya te ohna bhula ditta,
Kehnde yaaran da ki e,
Yaar te yaara aande jaande rehnde ne!
And here is the meaning of these lines in Punjabi,
What should I tell you about pains of this heart,
There are countless wounds over it!
Sleep has fled from these eyes,
Now mornings are welcomed by tears inside them!
My loved ones only deceieved me,
Now I am engaged to just tears!
This heart cries and asks just one thing ,
Just tell me what was my fault God?
How should narrate my story of sadness,
Tears drop every now and then!
I still remember those who forgot me in a minute,
And said,
What about lovers, they would keep coming and going!
Though the song doesn't have much rich lyrics, still, there is one thing which is true like death, some people surely enough , don't understand the meaning of relations, people involved in them. It needs a big heart to take pains of others and it needs much more than words to take it from those whom we call as our loved ones. But some don't understand and simply don't bother. Love is not some thing which can be done as per the conveneince of ours. Some value their dreams, career, themselves much more than anything and anyone else, even more than their loved ones. Its good to choose career, dreams. But not sure, how far its good to choose them on the expense of your loved ones. Can it be justified to buy your happiness by giving tears
to those only who love you more than their life, more than themselves? People tend to act as like practical individuals and there is nothing wrong in being one too. One gets a single life to achieve her dreams/wishes and there is nothing wrong to go after them. But, are dreams more important than someone's love, is career more meaningful than a human who loves you? The answer of this is something which would always remain a mystry, atleast for me! if you know the answer of this, do let me know too besides telling about the views about the song!























































Saturday, January 24, 2009

So I Am Back....

I got back today morning only. But, since morning, I was busy in one thing or the other so couldn't sit and write. I was feeling so tired and as I am not feeling well, this added more to it. After about an hour or so since I came back, I was on bed. It doesn't normally happen but this time, I felt like that I am going to fall if I won't sleep for some time. About the trip, yes it went well. I was so much worried about it but, all were smiling and that's a good sign. Guys were great and I hope that they did enjoy the session and it was some what useful for them.

In case you were on Mars and missed my blog, it was my birthday yesterday. As I was out of my home, my friends threw a small party for me. It was so nice to see that they ordered a cake for me and brought pizzas for the lunch. What more, there was an official email which was sent to everyone to come and be a part of this party. This was the 2nd cake which I was supposed to cut as I already did cut one in the mid night which my manager brought for me. It was really nice to see all of them being so nice and making the day, a memorable one for me. Whatever call I got to wish me, out of that too, one call was really special. I have a friend who is married and has gone to states. She was not feeling well but still, she did manage to call me for 2 minutes to wish me. That was so touching. She especially took permission to call me over my birthday from her doctor and asked some one to get the calling card for her. That was something which I won't ever forget. I didn't get much calls. Though that some, whom I did expect would call for sure, they were no where to be even seen or heard, leave alone the talk of wishing me but which ever few who called, they really did make me feel special. My friend Sunil , was the first one to wish me yesterday. From the office, every single person came and wished me, including Shantnu sir, Pavan, Lakshmi, Sam, Lalitha, Vijay. They all made the entire afternoon so special for me. Lakshmi gave me a small picture of Lord Krishna with a prayer that he will take away all of the pains of mine. I hope Krishna do listen to this. Also there were Parmod and Prabhu sir, who were so happy and took snaps from Shantnu sir's new camera. I hope to get the pics soon. As soon as I shall get them, I shall edit this post and will give the link. It certainly felt good to see that still for some, I am special and they really do care about me and about small things of mine. Just this thing hurt( as I wrote in my last post too) that few who were supposed to really make me feel special, some of them, didn't even bother to wish me even or wished just for the sake of wishing. Don't know what to say, I have got no words to put here except this that some times, words fail to express pain.

So after all of this, I got back home. My sister too did order cake for me which I did cut today morning. She bought a shirt for me from herself and that's the most precious gift for me. She told me that she wants me to buy some more stuff so I did go in the evening today and bought 1 more. Mind it that these shirts are not the kind which you see me wearing all the time. They are totally casual( a little too much) and it may be a shock for many to see me like that. But, the secret is, that's what I am in real ;-). Anyways, we had great time over the mall. She did buy a waist belt for herself which I really didn't understand that what it was? I was told that what she bought is the current fashion so I better listen and not comment. Alright, so I did follow exactly as I was told :-).

So, now I am at home and I hope, my health will recover a bit. Though I am at home but I have got tons of work to do. There is one current task that I am having which is not letting me have any peace of mind. I just hope that it gets completed successfully. Let's see what happens? But whatever work may be there, I have some plans for myself and  I shall see that I can execute all of them while I am at home.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

28th Finally....

Alright, so here I am, in my 29th year of life. Yup, its my birthday today. I am not at home and I want to be with my family so much at the moment. For me this is a very special day but there is some sadness also some where. I mentioned in my last post that at times, some people do hurt you beyond limits and I am feeling so much hurt at this time again. I won't tell the reason for that but its true!

My manager just knocked over my door ( he is here with me) to wish me. He ordered a cake for me which I just did cut. I never knew about and I shall be honest, I really did like the gesture that he took all this trouble to make this day special for me. Just thinking, isn't it funny enough that those who are not our nears and dears as such, they at times are much better than those, for whom we did so much, gave them all what we had! Anyways, let's keep this all aside for today. Hope this year would bring at least few joys for me. Let's see what happens! What they say, oh yes, happy birthday to me ;-)!

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

At Times....

At times, why it does happen that tears even don't help? Why it does happen that being nice becomes the worst mistake? Why it does happen that only those hurt whom we love the most? Why it does happen that only those leave whom we always thought would stand beside us? Why it does happen that only those don't stand beside us for whom we always did? Why it does happen that at times, you want to cry so much but tears don't come? Why it does happen that when some one calls you good, it appears he/she is making a fun of you? Why it does happen that that at times, all you want is just one hug, one shoulder , one lap to rest upon but you don't find it anywhere? Really don't have any idea why it does happen at times!

Monday, January 19, 2009

Tough Day, Great Evening....

You may be thinking that this post title doesn't make sense at all. Yes, it does sound a bit odd but that's what happened today and by the end of the post , you will be agreed that the title indeed makes sense.

If you are following this blog than you must be knowing already that I am not feeling well. Its been since the last travel which I did that I am having couple of issues, both physically and mentally. But as I am again on the travel at the moment, which is for work, I can't escape it. So despite that I was having no strength in the morning to get up, part because I did get over here very late in the night which lead to no dinner and almost no sleep too( well, that doesn't happen otherwise also too much) and because of a "bit of" fever, I had to leave. Day didn't go much bad as so far, the guys are good and being supportive. But its too early to say anything as we have just started today and there is a long path ahead. The program did start with lots of hiccups as in the morning, the setup over the machines was not done. So me and the all the guys had to wait for almost an hour for it. I tried to use my machine but it couldn't get connected to the projector. The facilities team did change the projector but it was of no use either. Finally, some how we did get start after first tea break and from that point onwards, things went smoothly. I hope it remains the same for the subsequent days too. I am having a very tough time while speaking as my throat is sounding "very sweet". So I am having every hour or half, a cup of semi-boiled water. I just hope that it doesn't go more bad than this. I guess, my first half of the title should make more sense now, it was a very tough day for me.

Some times, some good things also happen and somehow on those times, when you are feeling really low. Some thing similar happened today with me as well. I am not in a good mood so may be to cheer me up, God made me meet with one of my instructors today, a guy who actually got me started with Oracle and was my first official trainer, mentor. He came to attend some other session and it was a very pleasant surprise for both of us. I met him after 6 years and this turned out as one of the best moments for me. As he is here, he said that he would come with me to the guest house and we  shall spend some time together. There is another common friend who is also staying in the same guest house of mine, so we became 3. Than,  we called one more guy and found that he is also here for some work. So finally he also got ready to come to us. So in the end, there were 4 of us. We had a great time! We talked about almost everything, life, job, love, children, families and much much more! As I was not having meals today, so rest of 3 had dinner while I sat and had fruits. Than we all went on a small drive also to the near by shop. I was not supposed to have anything today but still, being with all those people was much more rewarding for me. All made me smile so much and tried to cheer me up in the best possible manner. Its been a really long time since I laughed this much as I did today. Finally, at about 10pm, two guys left and two of us, came back to our rooms. I was really not feeling happy but this evening proved to be one of the best evenings that I had. We have made some more plans for the next 2 days also. Let's see how things will shape up? But overall, we all had a blast!

So, I guess now you should be agreed that this was a tough day which ended up with a very good evening, right!

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Going Tomorrow....

Yes, its "that" time again. I am going tomorrow. I am not feeling well since I had come back from the last program, both emotionally and physically. But that's not something which anyone would actually care about so I have to leave. I hope this won't effect my program and it goes well. I shall be away from my family on my birthday too. Not sure, but I don't have a good feeling. It seems something is going to happen, some thing really wrong and/or bad. I just hope that this remains as just a bad feeling and doesn't come out as a reality. Pray for me guys.

Smile Smile....

I just got this mail which made me smile so much. Software engineers really have a poor life and its a proof of that. Its few conversations between project managers(PM) and software engineers(SE). Have a read and smile,

SE  : Why don't we have flexible office hours?

PM : Who says that? You can come anytime before 8.45am and leave anytime after 8pm. See, how flexible we are! Now carry on with your work!

                                                              ****

SE:  I want leave for two days.

PM: (Thinking, He has 2+ years of experience. He didn't get chance to go onsite. He lives in the area which is near to lots of other company offices. He must be going for an interview)

 Hmm, no there is lots of work pending and you need to come on weekend also.

                                                               ****

SE:  I want leave, my sister is getting married.

PM(Thinking, Damn, his sister has to get married when we are approaching dead line). Okay, when is the marriage?

SE: On this 12th.

PM: Okay, you can go but make sure you don't miss meeting with the client. Its on 13th.

                                                               ****

PM: You need to travel onsite after 2 days.

SE: But, I am getting engaged tomorrow.

PM: So? How much time it takes to exchange two rings? Don't miss the flight!

                                                                ****

Gal 1: My father made me married an  lawyer. He doesn't have time to take me for shopping.

Gal 2: My father made me married to a doctor. He doesn't have time to ask our children,in which class they are?

Gal 3: I fought with my father and got engaged to my boy friend. From last 4 years, he doesn't have time for getting married.

Gal 1,2: Is he a software engineer?

 

So how was it?

Party Or....

post, just to tell that how a party gets turned into a "puke fest". I hate those who drink and I hate those much more who drink and create all this kind of mess! Anyways, enjoy the "party"!

Emotions Depicted So Truly....

Some times, some lines of poetry depict the emotions so truly. I just read these lines and found them so true. These are in Punjabi. As like always, I shall translate it to English in a while. Have a read,

Je Ishq Di Koi Hundi bhaasha,

Taan Pyar Mere da vi jwab hunda!

Bewfai ohdi j gini jandi,

Ta jakhman mereyan da v hisaab hunda!

Seene j hunda dil ohde,

Ishq mera v parvan hunda!

Dil da dard j bol sakda,

Har ik shabd kitab hunda!

Har panna hanjuan nal bhijda,

Har lafz te ohda hi na hunda!

 

And here is the meaning in English,

If there would any language of love,

Than for my love too, there would be some answers!

If her betrayal woud had counted,

Than wounds of mine too would had got justice!

If there would be a heart inside her,

My love too could be complete!

If the pain in heart could speak,

Each word would be a book in itself!

Each page would had been drenched with my tears,

Each word would had her name over it!

There is nothing more that I can add to it. There is nothing else I can say to explain the meaning of these lines. If you have ever been in love and got hurt, you would be able to understand the meaning yourself.

Friday, January 16, 2009

And I Don't Have The Answer....

I just got back home. I was out today for most of the time. In the morning, after dropping my sis to work, I went to get a hair-cut and some face clean. I didn't want to have that face-clean stuff but my sis insisted that I must have one so there was no escape from it. So I was there, got the hair and face clean done. I got a call today from an old friend whose cyber cafe I used to visit almost daily as he used to have facility for making long distance calls. He just called to ask, in his own words that I am dead or alive? Well, needless to mention , I immediately went to see him. I was meeting him after exactly 3 years. He got married( I didn't even know about it) and was very angry with me that I was no where in his wedding. Well, truly, I never got any call otherwise I would had gone for sure in his wedding. He asked me a lot of stuff about some one and he got no answer from me.  I don't know but I just didn't have any clue even what to answer, what to reply? He talks a lot, so he was keep on asking me so much. He knows almost everything about me but since I couldn't meet him from so long, he missed alot and he was really really willing to know all the details. I used to stay in his home for almost whole night at times or would pick up my bike and would leave at around 1am (or even later) for my own home. In the mean time, when all of these q/a was happening, his wife came and I got formally introduced to her. She is very nice, very soft spoken. I really liked that she didn't get into any formalities or anything like that and was treating me like we know each other from so long. She kept on insisting me to eat the stuff that she made! Everything was fine, all of a sudden , a question came from her, "veer ji(brother in Punjabi), are you the same Aman who went abroad to meet someone"? Bummer! Once again, all the same things started, all those questions/answers were getting repeated. She was a little too much interested in knowing everything/anything and I had no other way to escape than to say that I had to get prints of my tickets so I got to go. After a promise that next time, I am going to tell everything in detail , I was allowed to leave.

Just now, when I came back and checked my mail, I saw that one of my friend is getting married on this 31st January. He has gone to US and is coming to India tomorrow night for wedding. He has sent me the scanned invitation card and an order that I must come! Its going to be a love-marriage. I know the complete details so I am really really happy for the couple. It was a painful time of 3 years that they have faced to get to this point and its remarkable that they stood together all the time with each other. I don't know that whether its a coincidence or not, but somehow, I got the same question from him as well, what about me? And again, I don't know the answer!

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Meaning Of My B'day....

Yup its coming. Well, let's see what will happen on that day? This is a quick post which came out because of my nature of "digging things without any real use" :-). I am on Facebook and today, I stumbled upon an application there which said, guess what, let's find the meaning of your birthday. WTH! Alright, so here is what is said about mine.  I have removed my birth details from it.

Lucky Color:                                 Jade

Personality Strengths:                 Strength, Style

Personality Weakness(es):          Arrogance

Successful Career Path:               Fashion

Sense of Humor Style:                 Obscure

Adjectives to Describe You:        Strong, industrious

Description:
A hip non-conformist who truly stands for his/her beliefs - you are out to make a difference in this world, and you have a realistic chance of success. You have always been self-driven and derive your inspiration from those close to you. Ambitious - and why shouldn't you be - the sky is the limit for you!

Now, I am not really sure that I can be very successful in fashion and I am also not sure that I do have a lot of "style" (whatever it may be). But yes, I am a firm, very firm believer of my principles. Its tough to shake me from them. You got to prove me wrong (not an easy task,I am telling you) otherwise, I am not listening. About making a difference in this world, well for that I can tell you this, before I die( I hope it does happen pretty soon), I am going to shake at least few stones/people for sure, that's for sure, that's bound to happen! And before I forget, I have really no idea what color is jade. If you know, please tell me.

Monday, January 12, 2009

Happy Lohri....

Lohri is among the most popular and much awaited festivals in North India. In winters, there is nothing like sitting besides a camp fire, eating lots of good stuff and enjoying with your family and friends. This year, Lohri has come one day early. Its normally on 13th of January but as per the calendars of this year, its good to celebrate it on 12th this year. 12th or 13th, it doesn't matter, its Lohri and its celebration time. I wish you all a very happy Lohri and hope this year would bring lots of joys for you and your family!

Resolution Time....

To be honest, I didn't make one ever. I never made any resolutions not because I can't follow what I have decided but because, I never wanted to make a list of things to-do or to-not-do. I have got tons of other important( and unimportant) work already so I can' be really bothered about all this. But series of some past incidents have forced me to make at least one resolution this year, which I shall adhere for the rest of my life. There is a state in India, and so far, one country in the world,  where I shall not visit, at least within my best powers. I can't say never as I don't know what's next is going to happen in future but if its going to be my will, the answer would be a firm "no". My friend Amardeep said that its not right to ban entire country/state but I can't help it, that's how it goes from now on. Just for the record for those who may think that I am making this resolution because I couldn't go to that country and state, no,  its not true! Irony is that I have been to both the places, especially to that country 3 times and at that time, when I really didn't have any resources to help me to go there! That's another issue altogether that for whom I went, for that person , it didn't mean much. When I was there 3rd time, I just sat in a room for 2 days and came back. Never mind all that as that's totally a different saga altogether. So this decision is not because  "grapes are sour for me". 

If you think that this is unfair to treat all the people of a state/country alike than yes, I know it is. There may be some who would be good too, in fact may be very good too and its certainly not right to make a decision that fits for all. But for me, this "may be" is not enough to give anyone a benefit of doubt. I won't be making efforts to segregate wheat from chaff. Its unfair to treat all alike but that's the way it goes. There is a limit to get hurt and insulted and for me, that's crossed 2nd time now. Its unfortunate that others would also feel the heat despite of no mistake of them but I can't help it.  How about people from both the places?  Well, take a guess about that!

Friday, January 09, 2009

Worst Insult Of My Life....

Well, I won't forget this day. Some one made me hear some things which I didn't expect to hear, at least not  in the way they were conveyed to me. I don't know why but it did hurt the most today and certainly would pain for the rest of my life.I don't know what to write , what not to, just would say this that I am reminded of some things from the past today once again. I didn't forget them  but surely enough, I shall remember this day on top of everything from now on.

Monday, January 05, 2009

A Bumpy Day....

I don't know but today it was not just my day, that's all I can say. I can't seem to recall when it was the last time that I had to suffer so much in one single day only. I guess the starting had been from the last night only when I lost my keys and lock. Yeah its very important for me that I have my keys and lock for my baggage, you may call it whatever you like but that's the way it goes with me. So I lost them, actually not me as I never did open the bag myself but still, the endpoint is that despite searching for about an hour, they were no where and we had to declare them as a lost case. That was the start of the mishaps I guess. My sis gave me a new set of lock and keys but the search is still on for the original pair.

In the morning, I thought it would be foggy so I should start early. When I came out, what I see is that today at my place, there is no fog. Great! Never mind, I said to myself and to mom, dad, sis and we decided that I shall go as per the last fixed plan only which was to leave early in the morning at 8am. Me and dad got at the bus stand at 8.15am and I got the bus almost in no time. Damn driver started the bus immediately when I was still making space for myself and luggage so I couldn't even meet my dad properly. I had to call him( that also could be one of the factors that I suffered today) to tell that I am fine. Anyways, I thought as its not fog outside and weather is clear so I shall reach early. I was so sure that I did tweet about the same over my Twitter page as well. But, as like always, when ever I say something before it actually does happen, suddenly some thing changes the entire scene. All of a sudden, bus driver stopped the bus. For about 5 minutes we all thought that its just normal( though doubt bells were already ringing in my head). But then, we heard that the conductor shouted from outside that all must come out and he will adjust us in another bus, it became certain that my normal travel has become "adventurous". Well, normally its a tyre puncture that I see happening but this time, there was some thing wrong with the engine of the bus itself. So there we were, standing on the road , waving at passing buses in hope that they would be agreed to take us with them without charging us. I must mention here that I was traveling with a government bus so normally there is no issue that other buses can refuse to take the passengers in this kind of situation but you know, it all depends on the person who is the authority at that time, rules are in the books/manuals and those are kept safely in offices. Anyways, there were many buses, some took some of the passengers, some refused, some buses were already filled completely, some just didn't stop and in all this, I was running around carrying my bag from one place to another. Did  I mention anytime before that I have a fracture in my left elbow as a result of a BIG accident which I met about 5 years back? So because of that, I can't hold heavy weight for long time from my left arm. Well, after about half hour of jumping around, I finally got a bus and I was back in the business.  Oh I forgot to mention that over the way, it became foggy and I mean, really foggy! Due to that, my bus was hit by a truck. Nothing happened to me, if you are reading this that means I am still in one piece ;-) .

When I got at Delhi, it was about 4 hours early than my scheduled flight time. I thought , finally after all the mishap what happened over road, now I shall be able to go back and relax for some time. I did the same mistake again, assumed that it will be no-issue thingy now. Just when I got over the domestic airport and went to the entry gate , I was stopped by the security who told me that the mentioned flight code of mine will fly from international terminal. That was a , "What!" moment for me, really not pleasing to hear that as the other terminal is 6kms away from this one and I left my auto already and there are not very much options  for going from one terminal to another when we are considering public transports. I decided to confirm and went to airline counter, only to break my heart finally when the staff told me that my flight indeed will fly from international terminal. So there I was, looking for another cab/auto in just 5 minutes of leaving the last one. Luckily , I did get another one who took me to the other terminal. Check-in didn't start when I got over there so I had to wait for some time (about an hour). Finally I did check in, finished security( had  a chat with the security inspector too for about 5 minutes ) and went to the waiting lounge. I was expecting that now nothing would be wrong.  Well, to error is human, is that correct? I was supposed to fly by 6.30pm but there was not even any staff to start the process. Something is fishy, told my ever-doubtful mind to me once again and I checked at help desk who told me that due to heavy traffic and bad weather, flight is delayed for "indefinite period of time". Wow! Well,that waiting time did get stretch for 2.5 hours from the scheduled time. Well, it did fly at last and here I am in my guest house which is a good one. I have come here for the first time but its okay. I got internet in my room and that's all what I need to call a room at least, okay :-).

The only thing which didn't happen good over here was that there was no food ready. So I had to have one Cadburies 5-start chocolate and some roasted casunuts. Now both are over, so I shall be going to bed. Hope I shall be able to catch some sleep before I start the session tomorrow and it starts well.

Saturday, January 03, 2009

Once Again....

Yes I am leaving tomorrow. Its kinda tough to make up your mind and leave for a grueling travel in this cold weather. This time, both the places from where I shall be boarding and landing, are equally cold and foggy. I am hearing daily news of flights getting delayed and/or canceled. I hope that it won't happen with me and my flights land and fly safely.  As this is the first travel of this year, I hope that all goes well,both in terms of travel and session. Let's see what comes out! Wish me luck guys and pray for me! 

A Heart-touching Poetry....

My friend, Amardeep Sidhu sent me a message saying that he has put few lines of a poetry over his blog. As usual, I went and read it and needless to say, those few lines touched me very deep inside. I am going to put those lines here with the translation as the original is in Punjabi. This verse is written by Sukhwinder Amrit, an awesome  writer who has out flames in her words. Please note that the entire credit for putting this poetic marvel over net is of Sidhu and its originally here.

Here are the lines in Punjabi first,

tere mud aaun di dil nu aje b aas baki hai
k mere dard de tan te eho hi libaas baki hai

jadon hasdi haan hanjhu shalak aaunde ne subhavik hi
mere ehsaas de tan te same di laash baaki hai

eh meri akh da athar, kahani da hai ik akhar
te meri hiqq de wich dard da itihaas baki hai

tere seene ch thaathan maarda daria mohabbat da
mere seene ch kai tapde thalan di pyas baki hai

je pathar ho gia seena tan taithon seh nahi hona
k aa v ja, mohabbat da aje ehsaas baki hai

And here is the meaning of it in English,

I still have hopes that you would come back,

On my injured body of sadness,that's the only wardrobe left!

 

When I smile, tears flow somehow on their own,

The body of my feelings is engraved with the shades of death!

 

Here is a drop from my eye, and each is telling a story,

And in my heart, an entire saga of sadness and pain is hidden!

 

In your heart, its an ocean of love flowing ,

But in my heart, there is thirst of so many deserts!

 

If I shall become a stone, it would be unbearable for you,

Please come back as  there is still love in my heart!

I don't know what to say, what to mention here. I leave it for you to understand what's hidden in these lines. For me, few lines of it( I won't mention which) have said it all!

Friday, January 02, 2009

A Busy Day....

It was sort of a busy day. Though I didn't do any meetings but still, I was out almost the entire day. It was (still is) really cold outside and now when I am sitting here and writing this post while listening couple of sad songs, its just a cold feeling that how did I spend the entire day out despite so cold?

I started my day with dropping my sis to work. After that , I was initially coming back to home. But then , all of  a sudden it occurred to me that I am leaving again after a day so I should go and get a hair cut. So I took a u-turn and left for the salon from where I get my hair cut. My hair dresser, who is also a good friend,  was shivering as much as I was so it took him a long time than usual to finish the cut. After that , I was sitting there for some time with the other staff and was chatting as it was for the first time in 2009 I have visited there. There are lots of gals over there who are my sis's friends and some how , today all of them were after me asking that when I am going to get married, a question whose answer is very much hidden for almost all. They all asked me so much about my choice of the gal ,to which I told some "really tough" conditions. Now I won't mention them over here( good to keep it a secret, right!) but the effect was that all were like,'oh that means bro, you won't get married'.Sweet!

From there, I had to go and get some documents printed, signed and scanned. I had to finish this task today only as its Friday and I needed to sent these documents by today only. I did spend some time over the place as its my friend's shop only.

From there, I had to go and pick my mom. She was attending a seminar so immediately when I got back home, I got call from her to pick her up. I left immediately only to know that she is going to come after 30minutes so had to stand there and wait. Did I mention that I still had to have my lunch?

So after doing all this, finally I was at home for about 2 hours. Than again I left to fetch my sister , from where I have come back just now. Its really cold here and I guess , I am caught by the cold winds as well. There is some storm in my nose ;-). I hope I shall stay fine as I have a travel to do in just a day. Let's see!

Thursday, January 01, 2009

Back On New Year....

I guess that was the first and hopefully the last time when on 31st December's night , I was traveling away from family. Yes I am back home today on the 1st January 2009 which means that we are now officially in the new year. So firstly, I wish you a very happy and prosperous new year. May god give you a lot of happiness, joys and success in this year and you touch the skies in whatever you do. Hope this year comes out among the best years for you. Hope that in this year, you face less support tickets, database and query tuning issues and do lots of learning about Oracle as well :-). Needless to say that you would keep on coming to my blogs/sites as like before. Happy 2009 from Aristadba,Aman!

The session went well.  Guys , as like always were excellent. Infact, for the first time, I was told at the end of the session that they did a search over Google for me and came to know about my sites/blogs. That came out a very nice and pleasant surprise as I didn't expect to hear it that I like Cafe Coffee Day so much in my session :-) . But it was good to hear that. As the module was tough, so there were a lot of discussions. At the end , there were smiles over everyone's face so I hope that everything did go well.

Its really cold here.Infact, we were told in the flight that its not sure that we would be able to land or not. But thanks to god, we did land safely. I am going for another session in next 2 days so I won't be doing much in these days. There are some pending tasks which I need to finish. In addition to everything, me and 2 of my other friends are working on a very ambitious project. Hopefully, we shall be able to come up with some good news pretty soon. Wish luck to us for that. Its really cold and I am making my mood to go and prepare tea, sit in my quilt and listen some music. I guess its off almost in the entire world so enjoy your holiday,so catch you late, till then adios!