Friday, October 30, 2009

Comment Re/De comment

No offense meant. Just a self-interesting time pass on a Terribly boring Friday.
These are my response to my GTalk peer's Status Messages at a particular snapshot.

Syntax:
Gtalk Peer: His/Her message [Or the gist]
My take.


Aman: Available
You are married n still saying so!! jhoote.. pagal bana raha hai

Anupama: :(
why dear!! May God bless u with a reverted smiley :)

Binny: The man who smiles when things go wrong has thought of someone to blame it on :)
The old man who smiles is because hes got Fresh dentures to show-off!!

I dont drive: something about some disease
go to some doctor and try get a repair done. This wont lead you anywhere.

Nachi: bout some yummilicious sweet propaganda!!
Thats bad. you tempt others with such offerings making us forget our dietry compulsions n urself are on a penance.


Nishant: the copy paste guy
I guess would have / would be replying to your inspiration.

shoumik: toooooo#%## tooooo$#$%##
no replies for the socially hazardous status message.

sumit4all: There are two primary choices in life: to accept conditions as they exist, or accept the responsibility for changing them.
Hope you are following all your gospels. Next time i expect to see you in white/saffron/brown robes.

Hell: Sainik Farms Chalo!
wahi le jaake saare paapiyon ko peetega na!! I know all your tricks.

Madhu: is dam kicked to be part of foley designs....
and I rarely understand her mumbo jumbo. May God bless her with all the vivacity[if theres such a word]


sachin:link to a techie blog
Is that yours?? Do you write all that stuff??

Upkar: God looks to bless those who bravely step out in faith, and all kinds of wonderful and not-so-coincidental opportunities come from that.
Is it?? I need to understand that.

Vishnu: I’m not lazy. I’m motivationally challenged. So I’ll join a gym when they put in a dessert bar :)
And link to his blog. [which rarely gets updated :P, now i expect d boomrang]
Vishnu, I never knew that you drink?? You getting bad habits in there.


Rahul: Idli - Sorry I mean IDLE
My bro!! I love you for being so.. I mean humorous!!


Waiting for more!! I am loving ittt!!
I apologise for the Heavy Commenting again. Empty mind is the Devil's Workshop. Hope this Devil is satiated by this blog post alone.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Office Activities - 1

Something I got while surfing!!
Am on and looking for colleagues to be playmates on this. See if it fits your office schedule. It does for me!!

Here's a way to spice up your office. Pick two or three colleagues and agree to play the Office Game which awards points as follows:

ONE POINT

* Run one lap around the office at top speed. Walk sideways to the photocopier.
* Find the vacuum and start vacuuming around your desk.
* When they're not looking, pour most of someone's fresh cup of coffee into your mug leaving them with an inch of brew.
* Ignore the first five people who say 'good morning' to you.
* Phone someone in the office you barely know, leave your name and say "Just called to say I can't talk right now. Bye."
* To signal the end of a conversation, clamp your hands over your ears and grimace.
* While riding an elevator, gasp dramatically every time the doors open.

THREE-POINTS

* Babble incoherently at a fellow employee then ask "Did you get all that, I don't want to have to repeat it." - Double points if you do this to a manager.
* Kneel in front of the water cooler and drink directly from the nozzle.
* Shout random numbers while someone is counting.

FIVE POINTS

* At the end of a meeting, suggest that, for once, it would be nice to conclude with the singing of the national anthem (extra points if you actually launch into it yourself).
* Walk into a very busy person's office and while they watch you with growing irritation, turn the light switch on/off 10 times.
* For an hour, refer to everyone you speak to as 'Bob'.
* Announce to everyone in a meeting that you "really have to go do number two".
* After every sentence, say 'mon' in a really bad Jamaican accent. As in, "the report's on your desk, mon". Keep this up for one hour.
* While an office mate is out, move their chair into the elevator.
* In a meeting or crowded situation, slap your forehead repeatedly and mutter, "Shut up, all of you just shut up!"
* In a colleague's diary, write in 10 am: "See how I look in tights".
* Carry your laptop over to your colleague and ask "You wanna trade?"
* Repeat the following conversation 10 times to the same person: "Do you hear that?" "What?" "Never mind, it's gone now"
* Come to work in army fatigues and when asked why, say, "I can't talk about it"
* Speak with an accent (French, German, Porky Pig, etc.) during a very important conference call.
* Tuck one pant leg into your sock and when queried, answer, "not now" and walk away.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Who is an Idiot?

Some days back while roaming through the Blogspot community, I came across a Blogger who otherwise had an interesting array of posts.
But this was one archive post which really made me go on the offensive and comment postdated.
On later thoughts, I realized there might be several people with similar sentiments so this post and comment deserve an entry 'For the People' too.

The Blog post can be referred at :
http://wikisharma.blogspot.com/2008/10/kuldip-nayar-is-idiot.html

And this is what I think about it:
Am not adequately qualified to brand somebody as an Idiot or not.
But what I know is that when you are not even aware of how the government works, been working in past and intends to do so in future, you wont have a clue as to the authenticity of such reports.

Am not sure of your credentials but I know the person who wrote this held an important office in foreign embassies for India, been an integral part of the Government [of course, like many others..] and if he says something, you cannot just brand the person an IDIOT, just because you don't understand the system.

Am not sure if you vote too, and if you do, if you try to know the past and present of the candidates, other than what you hear in the mish-mash of Brand Advertising and Blind following.

Am sure you do watch American movies, specially those Government Thrillers, where they show thousands of things going in White House kept secret from the public for various reasons.
This does not just happens in English movies, its a fact for any country, for no country is a Real Democracy!!

Monday, September 7, 2009

Request visitors

I request visitors to my blog to please comment your opinions.
This blog is meant for the people, though the content has not been a quality fodder for mind as of now.
But I promise to churn out better stuff in future.
Till then your comments would let me know how it is being perceived.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

ever helpless j(u)anta

And like always they thought they be-fooled us. They thought the ‘aam janta’ is as ‘aam’ as everybody takes them to be and as helpless too.
And they are also aware there wont be any commotion like past for now there is an additional point of ongoing recession.
They say people get the Government they deserve and also the Company.
Am not sure about the silence on controversial issues in the past and also the clean chit these people keep getting from the ‘aam janta’.
‘Aam’ is not that common, for it comes seasonally and that too in alternate years and now even that time gap has increased. Rates have shot up due to heavy exports and various other reasons making ‘aam’ a wrong colloquial for ‘common’.

We may take time to set this syntax-semantic combo right, but even then there’s no guarantee common sense would prevail amongst the common people.
Why the heed to what an oppressive regime implements though resort to any unethical way to ward it off, unless one of them is caught and punished.
They want to go for a tried and tested method to help make their lives better and not try to change the system for the benefit of all.
A beneficial system is one where everybody works and profits and not where everyone works, gets emoluments and one of them profits.
In such a system Entropy is not balanced and either requires stitches here and there at different times or explodes after some point.
When its not balanced, the components are never at rest and age before time and are immune to various seasonal fractures and as the repairs also happen selectively, the system is in doldrums throughout.

Everyone wants there part of the world to be functioning right and the don’t realize they are not living in a self-sufficient shell. The day all beggars will go nuts, they’ll rob the riches of the rich. This wont make the poor-world rich but would turn all into poor.
As they say..
First they came for the Communists, and I didn’t speak up, because I wasn’t a Communist. Then they came for the Jews, and I didn’t speak up, because I wasn’t a Jew. Then they came for the Catholics, and I didn’t speak up, because I was a Protestant. Then they came for me, and by that time there was no one left to speak up for me.

There is a lot more to say and all fires swooshing tangentially making me unable to write anything of sense to the reader.

Maybe some other time..

Monday, July 6, 2009

Ode to my Poetry Muse

And now that they have gone, and the times too; I can reflect on them and try summarizing.
For me it was the first time working in such a lavish, magnanimous and royal organization.

The tranquility, peace and its solitary environment was excellently conducive for me to rejuvenate or rather discover my poetic prowesses.
Poetry simply emanated from me at every hour, minute and moment I spent there.
Am sure it was all work of beautiful geography and weather of the place, which made people and place so serene.

Had I been there a bit long, I would have charted my own madhushala, with no dearth of inspirations for the entire affect.

These two years I wrote poetry more than I wrote in my entire lifetime.
Maybe this was that sabbatical I always I thought I would take, though that was planned to be in my mid 30s!!
I had thought it shall be in some village in mountains, where I would walk and write whatever would inspire me.
Here, sure I did walk a lot. And also wrote hell lot of stuff, all of which was so spontaneous, rhymed(to my surprise, always!!), and beautiful too – as I loved it.

I am sure I will not be able to churn so much anytime later in my life, unless deported to a similar place in similar situations.

But I shall cherish all these things forever my life. Its the love of having a look at your creation, sort of self-love!!
And I knew it would definitely have a full stop to it, which has been recently reached.
With no regrets whatsoever..

But I would always love the place which made an actual poet of me, an image which I thought was buried inside me and was not sure when would resurrect.
So, now I know the place which could be a breeding ground of that facet of me.
Though, I never want to face that melancholy again and would like to cherish this one trip for ever as the only one.
For I have scaled my Everest of lyrics for once and exalted in the self-glory!!

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

void

Guess I dont have much for them.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Meditating Meditation!

Was going through a Pro and Anti article on Meditation. It listed the benefits of Meditation as known to us since years, before listing on the negatives. One amongst them being Depressive to an extent that made people suicidal and others on same lines.
It made me think on the activity from my own perspective. I have been indulging in meditation since quite a time. Though cant exactly remember when I started it but in a learned way, since I attended a full day Yoga class by some acclaimed Yoga instructor(cant remember the name!!) in class 8th.
He taught us Shavasan, which is magic for stress. And also the right way to meditate, with some very melodious chants and hymns. I am not too regular with it, but whenever I do, it makes a difference.
If am too excited with thoughts swooshing tangentially across my buzzing head, it de-stresses me by providing an outlet for all the questions. So that I can let them in, one-by-one providing a solution for each, before facing the next one.
And when am too low, devoid of any motivation or desires; it pumps life in my body. I feel the gush of blood flowing in my veins which makes me ready to find challenges of life. It wakes up my dozing mind from slumber, infuses life in my limbs..
So I feel it works both ways for me.
It will certainly work as a Depressant if one indulges in it needlessly and continuously, forgetting ones worldly duties and responsibilities.

I were born here for a purpose, for some duty to my society, nation, family, friends and people in general.
And if I were born to find the meaning of life, death, the vicious circle then I'll rather be a scientist – reasoning on logic and science OR be an ascetic – looking at the world from higher plain, looking inward, introspecting on deeper meanings of life!!
Higher plains of meditation are for ascetics and experimentalists of Life!! People like us should use it as a medicine - in small portions but definitely, as it works like a remedy for our ill minds.

A knife can cut vegetables and be a murder weapon too. Depends on how you use it!
We make a thing work negative or positive, basis our state of mind and intentions.

Love is Cheshire Cat

Read a Blog posted at : http://thoughtcourt.wordpress.com/2008/09/25/if-you-love-someone-dont-set-them-free
It was a sort of Debate on a famous lines -
“If you love someone, set her free. If she comes back, she’s yours. If she doesn’t, she never was.”

With people discussing in depth over Love as it should be – Binding or Floating free!!

And I had some opinions of my own.

Love is a complete Overrated Feeling or Thing for that matter.
I consider myself a very passionate and romantic person, but when I dvelve deeper into the subject of Love with a person, my opinions change.
Been in and out of it couple of times. And I believe its most beautiful when you are in it, like a Beautiful Dream of childhood. With all fairytale ingrediants.
But if you HAVE to get out of it, for any reason; it needs some effort, lots of self-inflicting pain, self-sympathy and what not!
But once you are out of it, it is like it was never there before.
And it all seems so normal, with no regrets of being in it and no pain of now being out of it.
And even if you dont have to come out of it, it mitigates within some span of time, not as affection or care, but as the Divine feeling you felt. That Headiness, Benevolence, of being Liquidated, then Vaporized in the atmosphere!!
For all these is an effect of a chemical reaction in Brain, affecting temporarily (where the span differs for people and situation).

So, this entire hoopla of Letting Go or Tie down is not exactly about Love as I understand, its more about Relationship(s).
And how to tend them, nurture them and keep them breathing healthy and alive!!