Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Sachin scores 50th century at centurian

Sachin makes us feel proud to be a part of India. A person, so down to earth and his only love probably is cricket. Couple of years back, when Micheal Schumacher would go into a F1 , he would make some sort of record. Now its the time of Sachin.  A batsman , who was compared to himself by the great Bradman, what can be a better compliment for him than that.
Every single match that he plays for, he seems to get better of it. The critics have to say something or the other, but neither the praises nor the negatives seem to effect him much. A person, who has been with the same job for the past 20 years. After every match there is a appraisal and everyone knows the appraisal feedback. By everyone I mean, the whole of India and other countries also who are interested in cricket. I just cant imagine how does he manage to do all this and still play the game.
All our prayers are with you.

Monday, December 20, 2010

Mixed Bag

In the Sunday times last weekend, ie yesterday, there was an article, which mentioned about the blogs and the diaries which people still kept. There was quite some discussion on the pros and cons of the blogs vis a vis of the diaries. Now to put it from my perspective, I would just judge them based on my comfort level. Personally I dont like to write anymore. Though these was a time when I would and I do have my diary from those days. Blog gives me the freedom to write without much hassle. Thanks to Laptop and wifi, I can write the blogs in the comfort of my bed. There was also an arguement about blogs being fake as compared to that in the diary. Well, its both ways. It basically depends what you are planning to write at the end of the day and who is the audience. When you write on to a blog, its but obvious that others are going to read it. If you really dont want others to read or write in anonymity, then one should open a different blog and not publish one's name in any way.
But I love blogs and thats the reason I have been to it for the past 5 years. At the same time, I also want to mention that I have removed the publishing of this blog on to facebook. I felt that same feeling that I shouldnt advetise my blog. If someone is interested then they are free to read about me. But otherwise, I shouldnt thrust by blog onto others more like a newspaper.

Moving on to other things, the past one week has been a mixed bag, as the title of the blog has been.  Meeting different people, gives you different perspectives of life.Some of them come from those quaters where you least expect it to come.
Sunday was an different experience all together. Meeting someone who is business tycoon, and leads a company which spans above 40 countries, is not something that one can do everyday of your life. And then when you get a chance to meet and speak to such people, its a different high all together. Further on, when they come to our country and say that its the best country and this is where the future lies, its something that needs to be pondered upon.
At the same program, where I met this person of such a great stature, I also met people, whom I had kept away for quite some time. Whatever be the reasons, somehow I couldnt meet them for quite a long time. When I went for the program yesterday, where normally I end up prefering to be a quiet audience, this time it was other way. I was asked to manage a few things. Not that the tasks were difficult, but they were important to be done correctly. I kept wondering, why do they still have the same feeling towards me, even though I havent been to any of the preparatory meetings. And the faith they had in me, once they gave me the task, was something that I couldnt understand quite well. At the end of the day, though I was dead tired since I was standing for more than 8 hours, it was the serenity that lasted within me, and still exists.

While sharing this experience with one of my friends, it got to me more clearer that somethings are destined to happen and no matter what you try things will go the way they should. It all leads to the path, where you ultimately feel happy and peace at heart.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

New Lens

Since yesterday was working, my initial plan of going to buy a new lens on saturday went for a toss apart from the other jobs that I had in line. Nevertheless, sunday morning I decided to go to the FOTO CIRCLE anyways.
When I reached there at 11 am, i was pleasantly surprised to see some other folks waiting for the store to open. After a long wait of 45 min, Jayesh finally came. Within a few minutes I got my new prime lens and a UV filter and a lens cap that I was wanting to get for an year.
Its so incredible that, even with so many stores in the heart of city, why is there such a big rush just waiting for him to open the shop. I guess its just pure costing and the faith built in all over these years.

For those interested in buying from FOTO circle his new shop is at the Brigade towers at Anand Rao circle. I dont think you can miss the big NIKON sign once you reach the junction there. I am quite sure, you get the best prices for all your photograhic equipments out there.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

10th December

I couldnt think of any other title for this blog. When everyday of the week has tough and you look forward for a break in the form of weekend, on friday evening you are told that you need to come to work on saturday also. What worse can it get.
The only good thing today was the arrival of the new CEO to our office. But at the same time, we were asked to come to office early and to add to that, the coffee vending machine decides not to work in the morning.

It was only at 11 that I left from office and had dinner at home. Thankfully there is dinner at home.
The only good part after all this was to watch tv and the watching one of my favourite program No Big Deal  on NDTV Good times. Today they were showing a place which is basically a farm and nice cottages and one can really enjoy the village life and the nice farm lands apart from doing farming.
I think I should serious think of such nice options, before this life drives me crazy. The place which I had visited a couple of weekends, was pretty good. It was just above an hour's drive from Bangalore and had a nice farm over looking a lake and a mountain. The farm land there was pretty cheap. Thats what I felt, since it cost around 60-70 Rs per sq feet. So thats around 6 -7 lakhs for 10,000 sq feet, which probably is a good enough land to start some small time farming :)

Need to save some money for that and do something worth while while the earth gets depleted , thanks to our  habits and life.

Thursday, December 02, 2010

Another Chance

Well, Another Chance is not something to do with me. Its the latest book that I just finished reading yesterday night. I would say that this new Author, Ahmed Faiyaz is very good in writing. I ordered the set of 3 books by this author and supposedly to be signed by the author on all 3. I got only on 2 . Good reason for me to sue them :).

Well, I am not really keen on writing a review for this book. But I must say its a well written love story, and worth a read. There are instances in the book which make you value the relations you have.

Another book from this collection is that of short stories. I have just finished 4 of them. But I must say they are different and very well written. Not all stories are of this author but more of an aggregation from different authors. The first story of the puppy was very nice and touching. I would definitely recommend this book.. Hey did I tell the name of this book ?.. Its URBAN SHOTS.

Yet to start on the 3rd book though.

CSG From today

INTEC has been formally CSG from today. The day started with reading the emails from the new CEO and changing the signatures in the email to that of CSG. By noon, everyone seemed to have changed to the new signature , especially the Logo. What was eye catching was when I was returning from lunch to my seat,everyone's laptop seemed to have an email opened with that bright RED logo. Definitely its eye catching.

We are yet to see what the benefits of the new company are, but overall its a nice feeling to start with. But yeah, will miss the INTEC Logo.