Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Now This is Definitely Chak De Fatte.....

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Not a big fan of reality shows or television I usually am out of touch with what goes on in the world of the Idiot Box, but this was definitely worth seeing. Britains Got Talent 2008 finalists Signature during their auditions. Simply awesome...

Have been listening to this song on the loop... Here we go again

Baanh Farh Ke Nachan Nu Jee Karda, Ki Kariye Nachna Aunda Nayi
Baanh Farh Ke Nachan Nu Jee Karda, Ki Kariye Nachna Aunda Nayi

Just copied the lyrics from some where, can't understand a word but its Bloody Brilliant (In a British accent) :))

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Five Stages of Grief: From College to The First Job

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Remember when you got your first job. How, happy you were, not able to control the joy that this piece of paper called the offer letter had given you. The fruit of all that work that you had been doing was right there in your hand. You felt that this is it, your opportunity to change the world as you see it is here. You are on the road to making a huge name for yourself almost instantly. You had finally found your place in the sun.

And almost two years into the job you feel, things would had been better if you forgot that offer letter on the sun itself. You start feeling that everything you had ever learned was a waste of everyones time because almost everything does not work in the practical world.

Denial: "I feel fine."; "This can't be happening, not to me."
The day I cleared my final semester and got the call letter, over joyed as I was, this was the first thought that came to my mind. 

Anger: "Why me? It's not fair!"; "How can this happen to me?"; "Who is to blame?"
My first day in the office. Sitting for eight hours straight. No friends, no one to talk to. You have to come daily and sit from 9 to 6? Are you kidding me?

Bargaining: "Just let me live to see my children graduate."; "I'll do anything for a few more years."; "I will give my life savings if..."
Me to my boss (in my head of course) the first time I got scolded. It felt there you go finally you find a way to earn money and that also gets screwed.

Depression: "I'm so sad, why bother with anything?"; "I'm going to remain this way... What's the point?"; "I miss my loved one, why go on?"
6 months and loads of scoldings later. Everything falls into a routine. No more can you hang out through the night with your friends. No more can you just sleep through the day without doing anything. All your friends are busy and so are you. You miss your college every day and will most probably do so through out your life.

Acceptance: "It's going to be okay."; "I can't fight it, I may as well prepare for it."
One year into the job. You have a routine. You get up in the morning, go to your office, come back and just relax. Life as you know has changed. You have more friends now, more people to hang out with, you are better at politics. In all life is good all around...

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

How to make use of a Traffic Jam and What Google is missing

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It rains for a day and the whole of Delhi Stops. Who so ever said time never stops should have come to Delhi on a rainy day. I had a similar opportunity yesterday and was stuck in a jam for 2 whole hours on a route which normally would take me around half an hour. But this jam was not bad, it was like sitting on a toilet seat, by the way who so ever said that the best ideas come to you in a bathroom was absolutely right. Anyways, back to the jam. I was able to compile a list of things that you can do in a jam:

Write/Think about a new Blog Post: This is actually something that I did, yes people the blog post you see is freshly baked out of a traffic jam. Since you are stuck anyways and have your laptop with you, just write a new post. No longer will you be able to complain about not having time to write, cause really in a jam the only thing you have in your hands is time.

Give the wheel to a novice driver: This might be the best way to teach someone how to drive plus you get to relax on the next seat. But seriously leave a new driver in Delhi's Traffic and he will come back enlightened, you cannot find a better teacher.

Break the rut: I am sure you all must be feeling really bored of listening to same abuses day and night. The people shouting MC and BC around you are just too many. So, just switch off the A.C. and roll down the windows and there you go. You will have a new set of abuses right there tailor made for you, by the people and for the people.

Think about what Google is Missing: A Google Search for my HouseAs I said being stuck in a traffic jam is like sitting on a toilet seat, you get the best ideas. So, here is my suggestion to google: Build a Search Engine which has the capabilities of telling me where my things are lying around the house, because as the clothes and the books pile up at every other corner of my room, it is seriously becoming difficult for me to find things.

Well even though the Jam continuous I think my stop has come. By the way it will take another half an hour for me to park... but that's a story we will keep for some other time...

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Its Raining...

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The first thing that comes to my mind whenever it’s raining is the famous Rain Man Problem in physics. Man it was so damn hard to find the relative velocity of the drops falling from the top when the man is walking in east or west direction. To make it worse they used to change the angle of the raindrops falling on the man and then made the man run. The result, well the faster you run the wetter you will be, then again you will be able to get to the shelter faster. That is only if you are looking for a shelter. If your soul purpose is to get wet you can run, walk or just stand, it doesn't matter.

It is only because of this problem that I try and run towards my car every time it rains :)

It’s fun to take a walk when it’s raining. People running around, trying to find a shelter to avoid the downpour, staring at you as if you were completely nuts. Those people don't really know what they are missing. I mean I know its acid rain and with the pollution and everything it just makes it worse, but then again it’s Rain. As kids you used to love getting drenched and make your mom run after you. Rains are always associated with fond memories (though mine is a little weird). Somehow it always brings a smile and a lousy physics problem that I might never be able to understand completely.

Speaking of physics, I will never understand why Newton (of the three laws of motion fame) thought of gravity only well the apple fell on his head. He would have discovered gravity long back if he had paid closer attention to the rain drops falling to the ground. Then again like common sense is not very common, things that are obvious are often overlooked.

Friday, January 8, 2010

Trying to be a Tube light

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Really I don't understand why is an idea depicted by a bulb. I am just not able to understand. An idea can actually never be a bulb. Bulbs are just so normal. You switch them on and there they are giving a yellow creepy light, its so damn easy. Bulbs are convenient ideas. They cannot ever pass for a good idea. Its just not happening. 
An idea (I will put this one in capital and large fonts just to emphasize).....

There, I said it, an idea should be depicted by a Tube Light. Here is the reason why...

A tube light like every other thing comes to life only after a struggle. You flicker, flicker and flicker and you adjust the starter and then there is light. No great idea and I mean no great idea is born just like that. Even Thomas Edison made a lot of attempts before inventing the bulb. Every idea is a part of a thought process in which the first time you fail, the second time you fail, the third time you fail but the fourth time there will be light. You will have an idea so good that the whole world will fall in love with it. 

Unfortunately we live in times where we want to become bulbs. Everyone wants to be a bulb to an extent that even a thought of becoming a tube light gives you the chills. You unfortunately don't realize, that no matter what, after the flickering a tube light still shines brighter than the bulb. Such is the fruit of struggle. Even the CFL (some of you I am sure must have thought about it) takes time to reach its peak.

So, all of you who have always tried, tried and tried to be a bulb and have still not reached there don't worry you are doing good. Struggle, think, flicker and adjust your starters... 
Be a Tube Light...