Friday, November 25, 2011

Andy -Mandy : Mandy & Fastrack bag


Finally after several years of experience, Mandy had become the Vice President of his company and he was asked to present a session on Creativity & Innovation to senior managers of leading MNC's.Andy was Mandy's PA.This was exclusively for IT companies.

Mandy - So guys welcome to the club. So how does it feels being big guns.I mean senior managers.

All- It feels awesome (in unison).

Mandy- You all are here from different organizations and today I  have been asked  to talk on Creativity & Innovations.
All - Wow! you are the  man!

Mandy - I know. I am going to find your organization with the help of your bagpacks.

Everyone looks at each others face.Andy laughs like anything and he is sure that Mandy would  goof up.

Mandy cleverly  notices the company logos and names written on each of their bags.

Mandy - Mr A (with Amdocs bag) ,you work for Amdocs right?

A - yes Sir.

Mandy - Mr. B (with Persistent bag ), you work from Persistent right?

B - oh Wow you are awesome.

Mandy - Mr. C (with AT&T bag ) , you work for AT&T right?

C - Mandy ,you are a genius man, are absolutely right

Mandy - Mr. D (with Fastrack bag ), you work for Fastrack right?

Andy is watching all the fun.

D - Are you nuts man,... If  I have Fastrack bag..does it means i work for Fastrack. I work for Google man.

Every one starts laughing and Mandy watches at everyone with a straight face :D

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Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Turning 24!

How does it feels when you grow up.Terrible.I would always love to be that 7 yr old kid of 1995 who always used to hold his mumma's hand wherever she went.Offcourse I was a pampered kid throughout my life.Sometimes it would give me a feeling as if I were born with a silver spoon .Throughout my childhood my life has been comfortable and I've lived like a king. Last few years have been a great learning experience for me.Staying away from home has taught me great lessons.

Training,Studying,Posting,Cribbling,Whining,Joking,Laughing,Smiling,Facebooking,Twittering and Flirting has been a constituent part of my last 2 years.By the time I turned 20,girls labelled me as the biggest 'Flirtu' ever.Thanks to the Sagitarian influence. By the time I turned 21, friends called me nerdy cause of my entrance exam preparations.By the time I turned 22, I became a serious working guy.By the time I turned 23, friends in Delhi tagged me as the Cribber,Crybaby and what not.Now that I have turned 24,I am back to my home.I am not the same Flirtu anymore.I am not the cribber nor I am the same workaholic who used to sit late night at office.

Today is my 24th birthday.Yey!!! This is the only day where my phone is busy and people flood it with numerous phone calls and texts .I'm all excited.Growing older doesn't makes you feel old. It makes you responsible.As you near mid 20's you should learn to handle things by your own and the dependency factor should not exist.You got to support your family and entertainment and fun will always come and go.Life has been fun throughout and I guess its big time to become serious.I have an unsatiable thirst for learning new things and probably I would be concentrating more on that front.I shall be hope for a big switch but that will take place only when the market situation has improved.Made and Met many new people last year and 2011 has been an awesome year till now.Returned home and I am here to stay.I'm not the same kid anymore.I am the MAN. ;)

Love to all my buddies out here.Asbah,Sandeep,Himanshu,Vinti,Dishita
Richa,Sarah Malik,Mahwish,Shreya Terra,Anukriti,Leo,Disha,PriyaJoyce and everyone out here.My thanks to my dearest bro Braj.He is the best guy I've seen since last 2 years.A sincere,honest guy who is a great friend of mine.I will always look forward for him in my life and may be knock his doors during bad times.He has got the power to provide you the best solace during the bad and the worse times.His sincerity and innocence is something which distinguishes him from the  others.This is what impresses me and makes me think of my glorious past when I used to be like him. I admire him,honour him and respect him.He is like my sibling and I feel great to have met him. Sarah Malik is another dear friend of mine, infact younger friend who has been a great buddy.Mahwish aka Mishi is my  bestest buddy here and share your problems with her and she will make you feel better.Thanks for all the love and your friendship.Please have a share of this wonderful cake.

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Monday, November 21, 2011

Haunted by Love

This is the photo prompt for Magpie Tales this week.

She haunts me in my dreams,
Every night, She knocks
my door,thinking I am
always there for her.

Her eyes mesmerizing,
Seductive lips and
alluring face,every night
She smiles at me.
Our lips lock,we
Swirl our body together.
Caressing her cheeks,I
kiss her nape.

No words to define,
her beauty what means.
Every night I close,
my eyes and dream.

She vanishes away,
Leaving me like a fish,
floundering on land, and
a bird with wings destroyed.

I want her now,
for I have been loving,
and loving life,
with and without her.

My eyes open,it hurts
the smile, disappears.
Oh Love! where are thee
Come back once again

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Monday, November 07, 2011

Belly Dreams , to go Flat

My last few weeks have been disastrous. October release deployment had taken a toll on my body and I could see drastic changes in my body structure. I repeat that this drastic change has been because of my affinity towards Mumbai and Pune  food. Yeah! I'm back home.Yikes! this is not good for me. I'm afraid I might look like a teddy bear someday. So I'm shocked infact was shocked  and still shocked when I utter my weight to someone. Jeez! I used to be so thin years ago.People,I'm 87 kg. For the past few weeks I've been gorging on all things which could Fly,Swim,Walk and Crawl. I'm not Satan for that matter. I'm  really shocked to know that my weight is 174 lbs. My waistline has increased to 38 from 34.All this happened in just 2 months. So I bet I must have put over 10 kg's since last 5 weeks. I am not surprised that if  I  go by this rate then some day I might look like this bear.

A round of Applause for my mother for cooking  delicious food items that attract my taste bud.Offcourse its her magic that casts a spell upon us. So the main culprit who is behind deforming my body structure is none other than my beloved mother.Delhi is an awesome city with some extreme harsh weather conditions. Winters are too cold and Summers are ruthless. Naturally it would be difficult for any person to get adapted to those harsh weather conditions. I did live there for over 2 years but trust me my fitness was not hampered. I was fit like anything. I never had 6 packs or 8 packs but this tummy irks me. So whom do I blame for this. I was thinking over this while I was taking bath. I was immersed in some weird thoughts and finally realized that I should take this workout plan seriously. I am afraid and scared that one day I could become a balloon.So to avert this threat I need to do something. As some say Prevention is better than Cure. So I am ready.  So talking about Delhi and Pune food. Believe me that my stay in Delhi didn't amuse me much because of my unhealthy food habits. I lately starting eating lots of junk food.As a result of this I started gaining lots of kilos. Also my happiness grew no bounds when I came to know that I was finally going home. Alas! it was indeed sad leaving Delhi. Now that my Belly has grown bigger I would sincerely like to thank all those Pigeon,Chicken,Lamb,Fish,Crab and Rabbits without whom my belly would be looking more flatter.Its these creatures who actually attracted me and transformed me into a Bhakasura (Epic Guy from Mahabharata who ate like anything). I can also be called as Kumbhakarna for my sleeping habits. I should talk about my sleep cycle too. My sleeping habits attributes to my big belly.Initially when I was in Delhi my sleep cycle would be around 6 hours. An average human being should have a sound sleep of around 8 hours. Anything below 8 hours is not acceptable. So 6 was not good.Few Scientists performed some reasearch and found out that those sleeping less than 8 hours will become fat. Strange! I didn't become fat when I was sleeping less than 6 hours. But these days I seem to be enjoying a bonus sleep hours. I am like sleeping like Kumbhakarana and I sleep for over 10 hours. Now this is indeed very bad. A lazy person sleeps and eats and never does anything constructive. I do eat and do constructive things and I am highly  productive too but I sleep a lot.One should remember that
girls like men with packed abs and not bags.There can be some exceptions too .Check this picture .Don't look at her .
There should be a balance between everything you do. My office is  even less than 3 km from my home.It hardly takes 4 min by walk to reach office. I'm so lazy that I get up 15 min before my work hour,brush my teeth,wear my clothes and rush to work. I take an auto for my office. Now this is height of laziness. I can't get up at 7 am. That might  sound weird for some people but sadly thats the truth. Sometimes I come to a conclusion that I should rather wear all my clothes and hit the bed so that I can go to office without any haste. But that would be shameful to do.So I'm wondering and finding out ways to get back my flat tummy.As an IT professional I would just want to say one thing that we people never care about our health.We sit in front of the terminal for over 9 hours and our body gets adjusted to the AC temperature. As we go outside our body temperature has to change to the outside temperature.So this transistion doesn't sounds good to me. There could be obvious health issues. Sitting at the same place working on codes will make you obese.These days I am seriously planning to work out but nothing is going right. I'm having a worse time at work and I have to concentrate on that too. There might be a time where my nephews might play with my belly. Bren already loves it.Now 87 is the number which I hate much these days.So could dieting could work?. Or may be some dedicated workout sessions with some trainer. May be I should go swimming. Sounds crazy. Like this I can say that 24 hours a day isn't enough for me.I demand an extra 2 hours for doing all these workouts. Its natural and  I guess 2 hours a day can do wonders to me and my body structure .I hurt myself while trying to do push ups. I'm taking this seriously and trust me one day I will be like this guy.( see picture below).
 Software Engineering is a field where your work is demanding.Appraisals,Performance review etc have been few factors which actually defines a person in IT industry. Your colleague works good ,so you naturally need to bring up your performance else your manager would be considering good ratings for him/her. Flexibility is a term which I purposely used in such cases. HR managers usually ask you to be flexible when it comes to work. Well does being flexible means working overtime and being devoid of worldly things.By doing this we are obviously missing our loved ones.We are missing those valuable times with them that would mean a lot to them. Offcourse just an hour or 2 with them would make them smile and imbue a feeling of joy within them. My intention here is not to preach a lesson or something. I am no saint for that matter. My whole focus area right now is my belly. Everynight I sleep i look at my belly with a hope that one day I will get rid of these extra fats. But its disappointing at times because I know everything depends on me. I work almost 12 hours a day and sometimes I work even on weekends.I am already sleep deprived. Junk foods,over sleep and other factors have contributed to my obesity. This doesn't sounds good.

Its just that I'm having terrible time at work. So lets say by next year I can get rid of this big belly (don't say beer belly for a matter of fact I don't drink :P ). So its time to walk, swim,jog, pushup,pull up and  do every damn thing on earth to get them flat. I need to bring the number down to 75 from 87.This will do good to me.So never mind girls... I shall be back with a bang very soon. So for time being enjoy this morhped picture of Twilight superstar Edward Cullen and his beer belly. So still you girls love Edward Cullen?. If yes then you should meet me ;-)


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Saturday, November 05, 2011

All I need is just 2 hours to get Creative & Innovative.

How simple could life get when you start using your thinking caps instead of wasting some precious time. My Company has been seriously promoting and advocating their associates to get innovative and creative.Very less people have actually taken those corporate mailers seriously.Often those mailers would go into their Deleted Items folder. But If one really has to ponder on such topics then I guess it would pay some value to his skill. My organisation has been shelling up few lakhs of amount as a gift prize for the most innovative and creative ideas that an Individual comes up with. Your skill sets doesn't needs to be improved or updated. So all these days I've been wondering I wish I had 2 extra hours to do all those stuffs.

I know I'm very much creative.Some say I call myself as a self proclaimed writer although I am in the process of writing my story book. But it takes lots of efforts to be creative and innovative. All these while I have been emphasizing on Creativity and Innovation. Why don't we think that Innovation could actually change our life. It will make the process smoother. It not only applies to Corporate Organisation but also to our daily lives. Object Oriented Programming has a concept known as 'Polymorphism' which states that there are more ways to do a same thing. Offcourse it is not the exact statement I have modified it.Well  if one thing can be done in many ways then why can't we think on those lines too.During my Personal Review Discussion my boss asked me about my contribution  in terms of Creativity,Innovation and Automation.I was completely taken aback when he asked me this question.I was simply blank and I mentioned him about the Knowledge repository website which I had created for my Team which is actually our teams training site which would benifit new joinees.It would help them get a complete glance of the Project and the System Processes. So he then gave me a wonderful example of Innovation in terms of an oil bottle.

At first there manufacturers used Glass bottle to deliver oil. Later on they innovated and worked upon it and glass bottles got replaced by plastic bottles. This got improvised and they used Packets and Sachets.This served as the best example. So I came across this contest.So What if I had 2 hours extra in a day?. I would be thinking in terms of Innovation and Creativity.Creativity offcourse makes wonders.It is said that a Creative person can actually bring smartness into work.I always learnt from my previous boss that a person should try to do smart work instead of hardwork. A manual handling work can take upto 9 hours but instead some innovation and creativity of the same work with help of some coding and automation can increase efficiency and productivity. It can reduce your time efforts by many hours.So firstly some algorithms and procedures can be written and then some high level designing and then it could be coded and properly implemented.The Oil Bottle served as the best example to illustrate Innovation.Creativity on other hand can bring life to your work.A boring day at work is not all which we would ask for.There are certain elements and groups at work which plan to bring some fun at work.This can be rated as the best outcome of Creativity. Innovation can be implemented in our daily day to day activities too. During my stay in Delhi at a friends place, I learned something new for breakfast. We used Maggi noodles and tried blending it with some other food item and it turned out to be tasty. Like wise Electric cooker,Solar cooker etc have been quite useful these days especially during the days of  increasing Gas Cylinder prices. So they can be a good alternative too. If I could list then I can produce a big long record of such examples. But sadly I thought something different while writing this. I firmly believe that I've achieved what I intended to convey the readers. But I would like to emphasize on Creativity and Innovation because they save time and improves our thinking process. If you don't think ,then you can't be a smart worker.Smart working implies Innovation and Creativity. So in either cases these two plays an important role in any individuals performance. So if I had 2 extra hours a day then I would thinking  on these lines. No matter I would be spending some time with my dear and loved ones too.

So I would love to dedicate my extra 2 hours to become Creative and Innovative. Creativity  redefines work  and Innovation enhances work. So be Creative and Innovative.

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