Thursday, October 30, 2008

Heroes, A Moviee....

My sister and her friends wanted to go for a movie as they were having a holiday yesterday. So I was asked to come along. I don't watch movies much. You can imagine this that this was exactly one year since the last I went for any  movie. It was too with my sister and her friends. So it was indeed she who took me to it , not the other way round :-).

Gals wanted to see, Golmaal Returns but to their luck, the entire show was full and there was no ticket uptil night. I proposed to see, Roadside Romeo but I was made quite by saying, its a kid movie. Fashion was rejected without even discussion. So they finally zeroed down to Heroes. About the movie, well I don't know what to say? That "aha" feeling is not there. Okay, it was a nice, refreshing movie. It was having a different angel to look at patriotism. Young lads don't like to join arm forces as the life over there is very tough  and its not such a lucrative job. But than what's there which make people join army and become a martyr for the sake of their country? Two guys leave their home to search for this question's answer. They meet  families of those people who have lost either a son, husband, brother in war but were not sad over it. They were proud over it. A good thought, a little comedy which was clean, it was a good show overall. But(yes there is one), I really doubt that this movie can create any history. Okay it may be coming out as a profit making one but I don't think it can be called a blockbuster. All the actors did a good job. Music is pathetic. Background music is good. If I have to rate, its 2.9/5. You can see the wallpapers and other stuff about movie here,

Everything was fine except one thing. Lots of gals came with their mothers to watch it. No, I am talking about my sister's friends and their mothers. It was a sad feeling to see to all of them enjoying with their mums while my mother was at home.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

System Error From My 6600....

You don't want to see especially on a festival day like today. In the morning , when I started my phone to send message to someone in Australia, my phone gave me a welcome message, "General: System Error". Searching for it over the net revealed that there is some error in the files of its Symbian operating system. Am I upset? You can bet that I really am. One, I would probably lose all the content I have in it ( and its a lot of it) , my phonebook details as well. Second, I have to get a new phone as I see some thing for twice afterwards, my trust is broken. My phone has already broken my trust , this was the second time and this time, its a serious offense on its part. So instead of me going and having some fun, I would need to rush to the service center and give it for repair. Hopefully it would get repaired. A not-so-nice way to start a day of Diwali!


Well I spent almost the entire day trying to sort out what can be done for my phone. I knew since morning that it has got a corrupted operating system and I tried almost everything which I could find to sort it out. I couldn't do it with any workarounds like starting in "safe mode" , by replacing the memory card and battery. So finally I took it to my friend who is having a service center for the mobiles. Well I was hoping that he would bring some trick from his sleeve and would make it work. But when he started doing all the same things which I did, I was sure that's not going in the way I wanted it to go i.e. with having all of my data rescued. So finally , after banging head for almost 2 hours, we did the same which I could do in the morning my self even, we formatted the phone. And that means, I lost all of my messages and phone book details. Luckily some of the things, like some pictures , sound files were in memory card so they escaped from being removed. So my phone is back to the factory settings and I am having no phone book. It will be painful to add all the numbers again but still, the phone is back to work. I guess, I shall get one another pretty soon as I have lost faith in it already.

I Am On WAYN Now....

I have been getting lots of emails to come over WAYN( Where Are You Now) . I was just ignoring all of the invitations up till now. Today, finally when I got one more for this site, I decided to finally give it a go. There is nothing much into the site and to be honest, I didn't find it much attractive too. But I am now over WAYN and if you are there too and know me, search me and send a add request and I shall add you. As like always, the profile is added over all of my previous web spaces and you should be able to see it on the right hand side of this page. Happy WAYNing!

Welcome To My Home....

Well, anyone is welcome in my home. If you do know me really than you must be familiar with this fact that in my home, everyone is welcome. So indeed you are too. But at the moment, this welcome is to see my home's image as visible by satellite. So if ever you would like to come and meet me and would be looking for my home, you may use this as a reference :-). Here is the link to the image,

You can see a rectangle saying the same, "Here I am". It wasn't easy to locate though. I did try before when I saw the same over my friend's blog but I couldn't do locate mine. Even now, I was looking in another location not the one which is selected at the moment? Is this is correct? Well see its kinda far and I normally don't look at home from sky. I normally do it standing outside of it over the same level where it is located. So chances are that it may be a slight wrong but as per my best powers, I am sure its correct and the best bet is over that park which you can see as a big rectangle with a center spot. This was just done by our local society when they put a fountain in the middle of the park. Its not anywhere else around  as far as  I know and I am living here since my birth and I do lots of rounds around my place so I guess, I am fairly correct :-). And the second bet is the presence of trees in front of my home which you can clearly see as a big spot. Alrite, its correct , end of discussion :-). If you would find it wrong and you are looking for me, do give me a buzz or text me, I shall come for rescue :-).

Its not complete without mentioning that  I did spend some time doing this search and all. I couldn't do it in my first try and I am not sort of a person who gives up easily. It isn't of much use may be but it was surely a little fun. 

Monday, October 27, 2008

Happy Diwali....

I wish you all a very happy and prosperous Diwali. May you enjoy this with lots of joys, crackers, sweets with your nears and dears. Its the biggest festival in India and for all the Indians around the globe and I wish, this would bring the biggest joys for you and for your family. Be safe and enjoy the most of it.

I shall just mention one more thing which is in mind. Last year, me and my family were not sure that were we going to have a Diwali or not? This year too, the same scary feeling creeped in due to some serious personal issues. I am just praying to God that nothing bad should happen and he would make us celebrate this year with joys for many years yet to come. I wish he is listening to me and my prayers.

Happy Diwali all of you!

Don't Know What It Is....

You must be thinking that what the heck is wrong with this guy that he has started coming up with such kind of low sounding posts only? Well, the truth is that some thing is not right and I am unable to spot on that what's it?One reason is that there are just so many so many things that's why I can't mention just one out of them. Despite that all are making me feel the same, probably there is one thing which I know for sure, stands out among the rest and that is....No I won't mention it because some things are better when not said. Those who truly can understand, they would have got it up til now and those who couldn't , they probably won't get it even when words would give a try.

So what I am doing at midnight when I should be on the bed? Well I changed the post's title from where it is to what it is? Initially it was where only, just to mention that I am not sure where is the sleep? Probably, its too busy to come to me ;-). Never mind because I am listening,  Show Me The Meaning Of Being Lonely , a truly nice song if you do understand the feelings underneath its lyrics though.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Back, Tired , Upset....

I just got back two hours ago. Though I was supposed to get back some time in the midnight only but when you fly with bunch of incompetent people who don't really care what is the status of the plane, don't really bother to do the checking and maintenance "before" the flight's flying time than you are bound to get late  and that's the same happened with me as well. Am I sounding pist off? You can bet I am!

The best thing which did happen was that the program went well. Rather I should say, guys gave me a very good sign off. It was a collective good bye with some very good words. I don't really deserve all those good words which they said about me as I know so less and all of them were so much better than me but still, I am just so much thankful to them for their kind words. One guy even used the word "best" for me, really not suitable for me but still, from the bottom of my heart, thanks a bunch! They were all very nice and they were all happy so I guess, the program did went well. Phew, what a relief!

There was a small issue with the my return ticket as my travel desk called me and said that either I have to leave at 4pm or I would have to leave next day early in the morning. Well, I really don't like to travel in the day time so I told them that I would be leaving at 4. I thought that it would take me two hours so by midnight, I would be at home. But I forgot that I am going to fly with Indian Airlines. Though we did board on time but from 10 minutes of wait, it changed to 20 then 30 than an hour and then 1 and half hour. To save fuel I guess, they cut the air conditioner as well. Great! I was just thinking that we are not going to fly today as they were so much of people ( ground staff) who were hooked to one engine I believe. Finally a voice came , which was from captain that we are going to fly and she is sorry for the delay and inconvenience. Yeah magical word sorry, do what-the-heck-ever and just come and say sorry! Well finally we were airborne. Food was pathetic. To really make our flight memorable, oxygen chamber from where emergency oxygen supply comes in the case of some issue, got busted open right over our heads. When air hostess saw it, she was like, I am sorry sir but I can't fix it and I shall inform ground staff. Sure you would lady.

One good thing happen though. We were told that we would land by 19.20hours which indeed happened. We were on firm earth by the exact same time. Just when we were thinking that now our ordeal is over , we were told to remain seated because due to malfunctioning of electrical circuit, engine of the plane couldn't be stopped and door was not getting open. Ground electrical staff was called and after about 30 minutes since we landed, door was open and we got back to the terminal. A long , memorable flight experience finally got over! I got at bus stand to catch my bus to home. Thankfully , it was not intending to make my journey memorable so without any memorable moment happening, I finally got back. I wanted to sleep but since last few days I couldn't so I guess may be because of that, but I am feeling so much tired, really so much!

When I got back, I saw mom is in so much pain because she got injected and the stupid nurse who injected her, she didn't bother to do her job correctly. Mom is having so much pain and what she told me could have happened due to the carelessness of that nurse, listening to that , I am just burning at the moment. Don't know what would I say to her when I would see her in the hospital but it appears that she is going to see first hand what happens when I get upset! Not sure why people don't take their job seriously, not just job but I believe people don't take anything seriously. Be it job, relation ,whatever!  Anyways, before I sign off, I have ( finally) bought a wallet which I was willing to buy from so long. I guess the one I have bought is okay( I have paid a fortune for it) but I can't be sure as long as I won't start the migration project from old-to-new wallet and see its outcome. This would start some time today only so keep watching this space if you are interested to know the results of migration :-).

Friday, October 24, 2008

Tough Times....

Its getting tough to stay here.  I am not sure why its like that? Normally I enjoy my stay where ever I go but its not happening this time. I am feeling like running away. No, its not the module or the guys. They are the best, really nice, especially a guy Venkat. A very senior guy but so much humble and so much nice! Its a pleasure to know such kind of people really. So its not anything from here but still  I am feeling just to run away. I don't know the reason behind it. Its kinda getting hard to focus. There are certain things not good on the personal side. Don't know what's happening and why! Just want everything to get sorted out as soon as possible. I wanted to buy some stuff for me but I won't be going for it anymore. Hopefully would be able to make the program go fine tomorrow. Let's see!

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

A Tiring Day, Broken Phone, No Cab....

It was a tiring day. Since the morning only, I was feeling so much tired. I don't know what's the reason of it but I just wanted to sleep. One reason of that may be is that I am not sleeping properly ;-) . But still, that's not some thing which is new for me so I am not sure what is it which is making me feel like this. Well anyways, guys are great. I can't recall when in the past, for this module which at present I am handling, I have discussed this much of details! And moreover, I am finding guys into the program as well, asking their doubts. So it means ,at least for the moment things are okay(sigh).

My phone has been behaving oddly. All of a sudden, its microphone is not working. So it means that I am able to hear but they can't. Good! And good thing is that it happened all of a sudden, my hand phone didn't drop anywhere, no water, no humidity nothing. I guess like most of the people around me, its also not willing to stay with me anymore. I bought it when I had to go for the 2nd time to Malaysia. Since that time only its with me, 4 years now I believe or even more than that. Yeah yeah long time I know but I am not willing to change it due to some personal reasons. But I guess, that time is getting closer when I have to leave it or it may leave me itself which is a more common event for me to see. So at the moment , I am limited to see the call record, get to the nearest land line phone and make a call to the caller. Not a good thing to do if you ask me! But there is no other way out as well, I shall be able to give to the mechanic only when I am back. Let's see what comes out when it will go to the mechanic?

Normally, for me to come back to my guest house, there is  a cab which comes. Today my driver went to airport to drop some one. So me and one another guy were sitting and waiting for some another cab to come as we were told. The other guy actually is a very senior fellow, in his late fourties I believe. We had lots of talk today when we were sitting and waiting. It was on almost every topic, people, their relation , professional things, almost everything. He was saying the same thing which I believe is happening when we were talking about gals, families and other stuff like that. At the moment, gals are  more concerned about their career, their own goals, their own wills and to achieve what they want, they can leave anyone , do anything. It doesn't matter to them , in this race , whom they are leaving behind, what they are doing as they can only see what's their wishes are. That other was in agreement to that as he said that he is seeing the same thing happening in Banglore where he came from. He told me about Japan, how the govt over there is trying to make a push for the people to have their family ties more and more strong. He also told me one important thing, all the young kids, they learn and grasp so much in their initial 4 years of age. So one should be very careful when he/she is in front of kids of this age as what ever we would do, that would be picked up by kids very fast. I guess, that's really important to know despite the fact that one has his own kids or not. I guess, we started with my cab's wait. Well actually up til now , we were still waiting only when the call came from the guest house manager to tell that cab is not arranged and he has sent an auto for us. Now for me, its not big deal to go in auto. But the other guy being very senior in position and elder in age, it must have felt very awkward to him to ride in an auto. But there wasn't any other choice so we took it and got back. Not a very comfort ride, if you ask me but better than coming by walk too ;-).

So here I am writing this after midnight. Despite being tired , I am still not able to sleep. Don't know why?

Monday, October 20, 2008

What Else You Would Call It?

Those who are important to us, if they are lost, there is no pain in this world which can match this. And when we are talking about our own family, our parents, siblings, there is nothing, no one that can be compared to them. Imagine a child losing her parents when she is just a kid, never saw her parents again and was forced to work as a servant , facing the toughest and worst time of her life. But thanks to her endless prayers, God did listen to her and she got her father back after 24, yes 24 long years! What else we can say about it  except that if we want some thing truly, even God is forced to do miracles for it and has to give it to us.

I read this on my friend Amardeep's blog here and I must admit , it did bring tears in my eyes, especially reading this,

But memories of her father continued to haunt her — of how he had doted on her, carrying her on his shoulders to school on rainy days so she didn't dirty her feet.

Its just so true,Memories truly hurt, much more than a bullet does, much more than anything else in this world!

Read the complete story here. From the bottom of my heart, may god give his choicest blessings from now on and they won't ever face any sadness ever!

Just Feeling So Alone....

Yes I am here and started my program. It has just started. Had a tiring day, guys are really good. Didn't eat anything in the whole day too. Don't know just not liking anything. While coming here, was thinking about so many things and about couple of people. It seems that have done so many wrong things. So many! Don't know this feeling is correct or not but yes, at this moment when I am writing this, this is there and its very strong. Another feeling of loneliness is there. I thought about some people to be there always with me. But I guess, my mistake is to expect from the people, have expectations from them and its some thing keeping which people are not good at. Don't know who is right and whom to call wrong? It seems, some where , some thing is broken and that broken corner is hurting much worse. I guess I need to learn a few things, things which I tried to avoided all the time. But it seems like people will make me actually learn all which I don't want to learn and surely not implement. Let's see what happens?

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Back For A Day....

Yup I am back. Just got back an hour ago. I was supposed to come back yesterday only but thanks to the care takers at the venue, I had to spend one day extra. When I got at the venue on Monday, I was shocked to see that there was no setup done. Well not only I was shocked but the entire audience also was into the same state. It wasn't just shocked state for them but also a little upsetting one as well. I tried to make up things but some how, that didn't happen as the setup was not done at all and despite the best efforts of mine, it was not going to happen on that very day at all. I am mostly calm but I hate this thing when some one doesn't take things seriously and this was a classic case of the same thing. Those who should had taken care about the things in the first place, they were ready with all the excuses. Well I told them to finish everything up on that day, Monday itself and I got a promise also that it would indeed happen. I rely on promises just to see all the time being proved wrong in doing so.

When I came back on Tuesday, I was told that there are some machines which are reinstalled. When I checked the installation,it wasn't at all as per the document which we had sent. Once again, lots of excuses but no actual work. I had no other choice but to cancel the class on that day. Guys were really upset and I don't blame them at all as it wasn't their fault and being a customer, they had full rights to be upset and complaining about the whole situation. I would still say that they were so patient. Despite all this happening, they were still very cooperative and supportive. Hats off to them! As I canceled the class for that day, I sat myself and finished the installation. And I don't know why but I didn't receive any errors whatsoever in it too. So I instructed the local coordinator to clone my work over the rest of the boxes and inform me once its done so that I can instruct to verify everything. Well that got finished at about 11pm in the night. In any case, the best thing was that it did got over and as I promised to the guys that we would be going forward with the program, we actually did. What a relief!

Audience was great. Lots of intelligent people were there in the program as like always. Its always a great fun to discuss things with this kind of audience. They all were smiling on the last day so I hope that things went well. There was one guy in the program who had faced huge loss in share trading. That was really sad to hear. I guess, at the moment, trading is the most unsafe thing to do. Liquidity has become really very fast flowing liquid now a days.

I have to leave tomorrow for another program though I am not feeling well at all and moreover, not at all in the mood to go too. Not sure what is happening to me but I am not feeling too much good. Let's see what happens? I guess I need to take a break from all this for some time to get back into senses. Its really needed I believe. There are some other things too which are not letting me sit with a peace of mind. Not sure what I would do for them? Anyways, I am off to listen to some songs now. See you guys later. Cio!

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Bag Pack Time....

Yes, I am leaving tomorrow. Its been a little change in the program though, I am not going to the scheduled place but to a new one. The program is going to be a tough ride and so will be the place. Let's see what happens? Wish me luck and pray for me guys!

So On What Rating You Are....

It is said that its nearly impossible to understand gals. Even Rocket Science is somewhat easy but not the mind of gals. And the worst part is that you can never  judge what's going on in their minds. Well I got an email just now sent by a friend of mine. According to this email, each guy is having a rating from the gal. Doesn't matter what, his status never rises from that rating what is set for him. It was just so fun to read it and I guess, to some extent I do agree to what's said in it too. With due respect and no offense gals but its my blog and I can say whatever I want so I am saying :-). Have a read and tell its true or not according to you. I shall put the email as it is. In it, there are two factious characters mentioned, one of a guy who is Aditya and one is a gal , Shilpa. You can very well replace these and put your's and your friend's name here to make it more real-to-life for you. Have a read,

How Girlz rate Guyz?

Girls' relationship with guys is a bigger mystery than girls themselves.

It's not just about boyfriends, we're talking about guy friends that gals have.

Do you have a gal who is just a friend yours? Are you always confused that why the frequency of calls increases as exams come closer? Why she is suddenly so sweet when there is an important assignment to get complete or some project work is pending?  Or why she always hangs around with the moron who can't seem to tie knots of his shoes? Here's a ready reckoner for you:

Just A Friend

Gal's thinking for you:
Well, you are like a show piece in her house, a spare show piece who is looked just with a casual look.  She  will call you whenever she needs you. If you call her at  home, the chances are 9 out of 10 times she might say,

"Oh Aaditya, I am going out can you call me after 2 days??"

Aaditya: "Where are you going Shilpa??"

Shilpa: "None of your business" and bangs the phone.(Useless fellow.Hmmph! ).


Good Friend

You are like a TV remote control. She needs you and you know that. But she would try using you when  she really needs you.

Aaditya calls: "Hi Shilpa",

Shilpa: "Hi Aaditya. I am going out with family I will call you back. Bye"

(Shilpa calls back after two days)

Shilpa: "What do you want Aaditya? Why did you call that day?".

Aaditya: "Generally".

Shilpa: "Oh ok. I got to go out. Will call you later. Bye."

Will call when she needs lecture notes or some concert tickets.


Very Good Friend

Well you are like the pressure cooker safety valve for the girl.

She will need you when she wants to bring out her pain or anger on someone.

Basically, she wants to talk to you. And you are special to her.

Shilpa: "You know Aaditya, Shekhar is not eating. He doesn't sleep and is not able to concentrate on his studies. I think he doesn't like me anymore. And yesterday I saw him with another girl".

Aaditya: "Who is Shekhar??"

Shilpa : "My boyfriend."

Aaditya: "Oh! Ok."

Best Friend

You are like the auto rickshaw driver. She can't live without you.

And don't be mistaken. You are not her boyfriend. But you are allowed to take her little doggy around the park so that he (not you!) can have fun.

Aaditya Shopping. Aaditya Movie. Aaditya Coffee. Aaditya,you pay. I am having fun.

Aaditya is now sure that he should go ahead and propose. He dares.

Shilpa: "But I thought we were just friends. We should remain friends

Aaditya. Plus, I have a boy friend you know that."

Aaditya: What?? (Aaditya drinks all night).

Best Of The Best Friends

Ok now you are really special!

You are dad-cum-boyfriend-cum-brother- cum-everything.

Ultimately you are the darling servant of the girl.

You take her around.

You make her project.

You do her assignments.

You are allowed to take her doggy around.

You can hold hands on the beach.

You can see the sun set with her (because she wants to do everything  and in it she drags you along).

But but but....

Don't be mistaken. She has a boyfriend who works for a huge software company and earns 3 times the salary you earn and has a flat in the most happening place of the city.

Shilpa: "Hi Aaditya. I am getting engaged to Shekhar. Shekhar this is Aaditya, he is my bestest friend".

Aaditya: Hi Shekhar . (Hand shake. Shekhar breaks Aaditya's wrist).

Aaditya is now heart broken and wrist broken.


Umm... No comments. You're already done and finished!


So how was it? Do let me know where you stand in this rating :-)?

A Guy's Afternoon Out....

Okay so you are saying that you have heard some thing like that before too? Well good things are always copied by others and this is true in my case as well, some movie maker stole my idea too ;-). Okay so yes I went for a little outing today. Since the day I have come back and not in this week only but since past couple of weeks, I have not been out, I didn't go anywhere. Its just that I was going to my office, do my work, come in my hotel and next morning ,again the same thing. I don't know what's wrong with me but some how, I am not feeling so good from inside. Its not some thing related to physical aspect but its more to mental I believe. I don't know the reason of it at all though.

So today I decided to go. Yes it does sound like a very planned sort of thing, some thing really funny to think that to go for a cup of coffee , one is planning like this. But can't help I had to do it as I was not able to convince myself to go anywhere. And I had to buy some things for me too so I thought I shall do that too. So finally , I guess after a long time, I went to city not for any work,okay may be still I did some work but it was more to change my mood which is not so good from last few days.

I was planning to go in the morning but some how, I didn't. So I went in the afternoon( and hence the title). I had to check back for my degree so the first place was that. I went to the person who is responsible for it so that I could sit and ask him what's the progress of it. Unfortunately , he was having fever so I could just talk to him over the phone. Hopefully he would tell some thing about it in the next couple of days. Its a big tension over my head so as soon as its over, it will be good for me.

After that I went to newly opened institute for Oracle and Linux related training's. Why Oracle? Hehehe it was just for fun :-). Okay I really don't know Oracle so may be I shall learn a thing or two, that too was there in mind some where , how's that ;-) ? Well to my bad luck, the counselor who was supposed to tell me (and all who would come there in future as well) was not there. I really didn't want to sit and wait for her to come so I just left from there. They were asking for my cell( do I have one,nah) but I just said, I don't use it (I really don't want to truly) so just give me your number. So probably , if I won't be in a good , yes you read it correctly, if I won't be in a good mood , I would call them and ask about Oracle courses , let's see finally I get some one to teach me Oracle or not!

I am very fond of going and sitting in Cafe Coffee Day. I love the coffee tastes that they have and much more than that, I love to sit there. Good thing is that the manager of the two outlets over here is a good friend of mine as well. So I thought, I would go and see him and would sit for some time too in CCD. It was after a long time since I went there. It was great. My friend Deepak made me Toffee Coffee, a new flavor that they have started. It was great in taste as like always for any other coffee of CCD. Normally I would go and sit for few hours for sure but this time, I don't know why but I just sat for 15 minutes and I left from there. Deepak was saying constantly why you come alone all the time, get some one along with you? There were 5 gals sitting there in a group of 3 and 2. He was joking select someone out of these :-). Well , all I could say that he has to bear me alone only so he better make good coffee. I said bye to him and I left for my last destination, shopping mall!

Its been SO LONG since I have bought some thing for me. This time , I was pushed like anything by my mom and sis to get something for me in clothes. Hmm, its tough to win from Aquarians so I still haven't bought anything for me. But I did want to buy some thing for me. I couldn't find from anywhere my after shave lotion. I use of Gillette,yup the best the best can get :-). So I went to malls to get it. Well  I got it finally in the third one. The second thing which I wanted to buy was a wallet for me. I bought the last one or I should the current one which I am having about 4 years back when I was going to Malaysia for the first time. Its in a real bad shape now. I planned to get a new one when I was in Delhi last week, but I didn't buy one. May be I needed a little motivation to do so which was not there. Yeah I am like that only. So I thought I shall try to get one from my place. I did try in 3 malls and at one shop cum mall as well. In the malls whatever I saw , I didn't like it( or I was probably not going to buy one anyways I guess) and the one which I saw in the shop-cum-mall, I left it and still didn't buy it. Not sure why, may be the motivation again came in the way :-). That was the last attempt I guess and I shall not be going again to get one any time soon, alt east not just by myself.

Well so after all this. I head back towards home. It was good to go out for some time. I do go out almost every week in a way but that's not for me. Even though I didn't have much fun today but what ever time I spent, it was for me and me only. I guess I am happy, a little bit only though but yes I am.

Thursday, October 09, 2008

Will You Vote For Me?

Its election time and almost every where, there is a scarcity of the right and good candidate. Though I am not much interested in politics but I guess for my fans, I may have to do it. So for the peace and harmony of this world, I am stepping in. Will you support me? I didn't know but I guess I am quite popular already ;-)! See here for today's ground, sky, whatever possible breaking news.

Sharma mania! You got it right, I am coming to take over this world :-).

Happy Dusshera....

It's Dussehra today and from this festival, the grand starting of series of festivals has started. This is the fetival of the celebration of victory of good over evil. Its a truth, however may be evil is strong, good will win over it sooner or later. I wish you all my heartiest wishes over this day. May this day and the coming year will bring immense joys, happiness and success for all of you. Enjoy this day with your nearest and dearest ones with lots of fun. Happy Dussehra to you all!

Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Want To Succeed, Follow All This....

We all want to succeed in our professional lives. So here are some "cool" things to do if you want to be successful. I got it in my mail and indeed it made me smile. So because I smiled, I thought to share it with you all. There is one more email which made me jump over my chair and I was laughing while holding my stomach. I shall post the contents of it later. Have a read,

1. Rule 1. - The Boss is always right.

2. Rule 2. - If the Boss is wrong, see rule 1.
3. Those who work get more work. Others get gals, pay, perks, and promotions.
4. P.H.D. stands for "Pull Him Down". The more intelligent a person, the more hard working a person, the more committed a person; the more number of persons are engaged in pulling that person down.
5. If you are good, you will get all the work. If you are really good, you will get out of it!
6.. When the Bosses talk about improving productivity, they are never talking about themselves.
7. It doesn't matter what you do, it only matters what you say you've done and what you are going to do.
8. A pat on the back is only a few centimeters from a kick in the backside.
9. Don't be irreplaceable. If you can't be replaced, you can't be promoted.
10. The more crap you put up with, the more crap you are going to get.
11. If at first you don't succeed, try again. Then quit. No use being a damn fool about it.
12. When you don't know what to do, walk fast and look worried.
13. Following the rules will not get the job done ever.
14. If it weren't for the last minute, nothing would get done.
15. Everything can be filed under "Miscellaneous" .
16. No matter how much you do, you never do enough.
17. You can do any amount of work provided it isn't the work you are supposed to be doing.
18. In order to get a promotion, you need not necessarily know your job.
19. In order to get a promotion, you only need to pretend that you know your job.
20. The last person that quit or was fired will be held responsible for everything that goes wrong.

So how was it? Do let me know ;-).

Monday, October 06, 2008

A Flop Show, The Mummy....

When some thing comes for the first time , a unique idea, a fresh thought, its always welcomed. Than when it is accepted, after some time, the original is again presented with more innovations, enhancements, its again accepted and praised. But when the same idea is "just" thrown again and again in a hope that no matter what you show, will be accepted as it is and will prove to be a hit, a serious mistake is committed and that's the thing which happens with the movies who prove to be a hit. Once known that idea has clicked, viewers are given the same stuff with different dressing.

Yes I am talking about The Mummy series and its latest offering, Tomb Of The Dragon Emperor starring Michelle Yeoh, Jet Li and of course, Brendan Fraser. When I saw rushes of this movie, I thought presence of Michelle Yeoh, Jet Li will be a good combo and movie would have some serious martial-arts moves. I was not really interested in the Mummy's story as in other previous parts too, this Mummy is not happy and is just running around to get some "mystical" superpower and wants to take over the world. I thought ( and I was right) that this would also be just the same. Well gladly, I was right about this and unfortunately I was quite wrong about Jet/ Michelle presenting a good show.

I believe when one is starting in his/her career, he would be really careful with what he/she does over the screen. But after some time, when the name, fame is already there in place, than that original content for which the person got popular is sidelined and money takes over. The same is happening with Jet Li too I believe. No doubt, he is a very fine martial-artist. But I guess he has seriously gone out of that track now. Like in this movie, instead of doing some good kick-arse action, he is running around to get immortality which he got partially. A very poor show of his powers is shown with some fire show and some ice show. And ironically, he is killed with a stupid knife in the end, great super power dragon emperor just got slayed with a tiny knife, WOW!

I don't know what to say about Michelle Yeoh either. I believe that she must accept that times have changed and she is not in her twenties now and it really doesn't suit her to do all those intimate scenes which are more suited for "really" young actresses. No doubts about her martial arts skills but I really believe she should do some more serious roles now. She has been a fine actress so far and its sad to see her doing this witch type of roles which she has done in this movie.

You must be thinking, I haven't spoken anything about the hero, Rick O'Connell right? What to say that its just amazing that despite that your son has become of the same height as you, you still look like his elder brother? He is still having a perfectly shaped macho body and still can do all the jumping's in and around mountains like a young lad! Its just great. It would be worth to tell everyone what this Rick guy eats that he is so young still. And its just amazing to see that with every movie, his wife is changing. And before I would forget, ironically, his wife indeed has become older! Amazing, just amazing! I guess Rob Cohen, the director is watching too many movies where things never change doesn't matter what?

I believe that its not entirely coming as a review of the movie which you might have expected. I guess I didn't mention before but I saw this movie last night. I was going to sleep and it just got started so I left my sleep and started watching it, a serious mistake if you ask. I am sure you must have got my feelings about it up til now. I really believe that this keep-giving-the-same-stuff should be stopped when it comes to sequels of the movies. If there is nothing new to show than please, for heaven's sake, don't make a movie just to make it. Let the original movie's memories stay in people's minds, not to ruin its image by showing a total crap show like this one.

Sunday, October 05, 2008

Back & Upset....

Yes I got back today morning. It was a good program. Though I was much upset and tense about it but fortunately it went well ( I hope so). Guys were great. I guess I can't recall any other program of mine where people were so nice. All were smiling when they were leaving so I guess, everything went well. In this program I met one another person too, some one who has worked with Oracle technologies and Teradata database quite extensively. A very experienced consultant who has joined Education industry now. He was in my program for 3 days and we had great time. It was fun and learning both in his company. We shared our views about technology, about the current work environment, future plans( he shared more about this one as I don't know what I shall be doing actually). It was great to have a talk with him. I hope I said a word or two right in front of him when there were discussions about Oracle :-(. Its really tough to talk when you got a senior guy sitting in front of you.

Now why I got upset, you may be thinking. Well I don't know why people are so careless about those who really try their best to do everything right and make things go in the right direction? I had a program scheduled in the coming week(from tomorrow) but it got canceled. Well its festival time so I was happy that I would be coming back home and spend time with my family. I have got another 2 weeks program scheduled so I would be away for a long time so I thought it would be good. While my way back,I  got call from my manager. He said that I have to do another program in the canceled week and I have to travel on the day of Dussehra. Now this was really upsetting for me. I don't mind working in the canceled dates but its festival time so I told him that I won't be able to do it. People come back home in this time and it would be really bad to go out from home and travel. Well he didn't like it and started saying all sort of things, including that its my all time problem. I don't really recall when I have done anything like this that I have canceled any program which is scheduled for me. Heck I have done programs which are left by others or worse, flopped by others. But as far as I can recall, no one came forward to help when I needed it. At least I can't recall any moment like this. I was told that from next time, it would be noted when and where I had canceled any program and will be told to me. Its been quite some time that I am here and certainly I didn't expect to hear this. Needless to say , I was very upset. I don't know whether it will happen or not but if I shall become a manager some time, I do have a list of do's and don'ts which I shall follow.

Well I am back home and I guess I would be getting about 2 days than I shall be traveling. Lets see what happens. I am not in a good mood certainly so I guess it would be better if I go out and try some thing which can change it. But the issue, I am not able to decide to do what ;-).

Saturday, October 04, 2008

A Bad, Lonely Feeling....

I am in my travel. Good thing is that it wont be going on in the next week as the initial schedule. Its cancelled now and I shall be able to go back home tomorrow. I don't know but I am not feeling well. Its not a good feeling. Its like, some thing is missing from deep inside, some thing is lost from inside. Not sure that why this feeling is there but that's for sure that its there. May be its because of the professional issues or certain issues which are there in the family, its because of that. Its not a good feeling all I can is this only. I really don't know the reason of it.