Saturday, 19 December 2015

That one rainy day......................#socialsaturday #blogchatter

WOW!!!! What a drizzle......I love rains and I just can’t understand why people make so much hustle when it rains especially when it is just out of the blue like today in the month of December.
It is such a beautiful feeling to see water all around. The best part is sleeping to the pitter-patter of rains ...much much soothing than any lullaby.
It’s 6 a.m. and it rained, not drizzled, the night long and still going on. In the darkness of night I didn't have the chance to see through my 3rd floor apartment so I decided to peek out now. OMG!!!!! The building right in front of ours is sunk till first floor.........I panicked and rushed to my MOM’s room and woke her up. When we got to the balcony, again the sight was scary. There was water all around almost touching the buildings 1st floor and seemed is crawling up fast.
I rushed to 1st floor of our building where my cousins’ stay and water had seeped in our building corridors, it was knee-high already. I banged on my cousins’ door and when my aunt came out she was horrified on crossing the entire hall full of water. It was almost impossible to calm her down as she was going berserk looking the condition of her flat. Somehow we got her and my cousins upstairs along with some gadgets that we could move and asked the neighbors to come upstairs too. The rains are not ready to stop and what always was beautiful to me is becoming a nightmare.
Finally after two days of incessant rains, the clouds have retreated. Slowly the water is descending from the corridors. The relief is not at all pacifying as the fear of it starting again is huge. My aunt is in a very bad state as almost the entire 1st floor had submerged in water and all their furniture, TV etc are soaked.

When my friends used to chide me over going gung-ho about non-seasonal rains telling me the plight of farmers I never took them seriously and actually thought they have become too sullen by this world and forgot to have fun. Today when I saw so much loss so close, I realised what must be the pain of a farmer who has lost all his hard work of sowing, taking care of the crop and just when it is ready for harvest...BOOM.
The pain, the hurt is ineffable and nothing can ever soothe it. But today as I decide, I urge one and all to understand the farmer’s plight. Just imagine you decide onto curb all your needs and wants for a better future and now you don’t even have the basics.

I have decided to help the farmers in plight as much as I can by way of Govt. Aids in cash + kind. Please do your bit as well in any way that you can because EVERYTHING DONE BY HEART TOUCHES A HEART.

Tuesday, 15 December 2015

What i cannot do without #blogchatter #prompt

Ever wondered what is that thing/things without which you just cannot sustain?? I know many things must be coming to your mind like
Phone
Money
Music
Movie
Food etc etc.....

Or some may wander beyond things like
Passion
Love
Intelligence
Knowledge etc etc....

Or the people we are dependent on
Parents
Spouse
Friends
Kids etc etc

When I sat down to think what I cannot do without almost all of these came to my mind. It made me think I am sucha crazy materialistic senti kid. It was then that I zeroed onto someone real specific. Someone who
@ helps me first to understand the problem, come with a solution and take corrective steps to ensure that it is not repeated.
@ teases me to make things light but stands in front of me if someone else starts getting hurtful.
@ gives words to my scattered thoughts.
@ makes me learn by experimenting.
@ pushes me to think
@ sets benchmark on working constantly and consistently
@ asks to think positive
@ to understand people and their capabilities
@ to read between the lines
@ teaches me to exemplify by my actions
@ overall moulds me into a better person

Almost all of my life that I have lived till date I always searched for one. But it was this prompt that made me understand that I have found him, maybe not exactly like I had in my mind but exactly like it should have been. WHAT I CANNOT DO WITHOUT Is -- "My Mentor". He is my mentor and whatever I am today has been because of him and maybe I won't be able to grow better sans him

Sunday, 6 December 2015

Aagaz ho-------

When I was younger being one of the lucky ones to be on the leaner side of the weight meter I always thought I was fat. I ate whatever I wanted and made an extra effort that it never showed on my body with my favourite exercise -Walking.

Now I am 30 and don't know how
The cheeks got chubbier
legs started looking stout
Waistline gave way to love handles
And everytime I try to ignore it in a wave I can't ignore the extra bulge waving back from my arm.

As the last month of the year has approached and another year is going to add on to my age 😁 its decided I need to lose weight.... Nah!!  INCHES... INCHES it is.

Starting today I am going to watch what I eat and maybe jog or walk or dance a bit. Why I am writing this is because on retrospection I found this saga started way back in 2011 and laziness is the main culprit for taking 4 years to make me notice.

So now when everyone around is motivating me on looking good with this extra bounce I am going on Self Motivation track and lose inch by inch.

Been my-phone+wifi lover, I did a lot of research on losing it (sans doing it...) and found writing and making people know that you are upto losing weight is a great way to keep you at it. In short it's good to keep a diary of what you eat and what you don't, whether you move that butt or don't.

I think it's a good idea to have a diary and better one, an online diary as it helps me achieving two things
1) It'll help me motivate myself to exercise and
2) To write....Maybe daily

So Aagaz ho ---------
                            Stand up BUM!!

So to start with, the body measurements are done...and I am not giving you the stats. As I am working 6 days a week 10 hours everyday that too a desk job I know I'll have to squeeze in a lot of changes.
And let me tell you I am not going to enroll myself to any gym or course this is going to be a complete DIY.

I am going to take it slowly, bhai naukri se chutti thode milti hai, so aaj ka agenda done with
Walk for 1 hour
Brisk walk for 10 minutes

Happy with myself I feasted on bread and butter 😛..after all need to manage without managing much of the eating part.

Let's see for tomorrow

P.S. Dad got chocolates for me..... 😐😐

Monday, 9 November 2015

And she was amazed.....

Kids kids and kids....the emotions they carry are no way less than an adult.
There was this small diwali function where even though I was one of the participants all I can remember is this little girl.
As usual the kid was all lost as she got to the auditorium as her parents were busy in preparing for their performances. Her brother made her sit along side and both sat in the front row.
The moment she saw her dad performing.. I bet she couldn't get a word of that MJ piece (just like me 😉), on stage, the 4 year old was in bouts of laughter sitting alone. She was so so joyous and heartwarming for one to see and totally unfathomable for what made her think to laugh so naturally so much.
Kids are so sweet and have such a pure heart they never shy away from their emotions. The moment her dad came back and sat in audience, she got up from her place and went to him with a wide smile on her face and though there were not many words that they shared but their embrace said how they understood what and how much affection they had for each other.😘😘💖💖

Wednesday, 4 November 2015

What one wants

Yet again proved that what you expect is not what will always happen. Another training session and this time though the topic was old and the trainer too thought at the starting that it will be one out of the old notes but kabhi kabhi achanak ek Khubsurat mod aa hi jata hai.

Started of with just ground warming not so interesting politics but ended up enlightening on old and new marketing.

Conclusion a great marketer is not one who can sell several products but one who "FULFILLS" the "NEED" of the customer after all har koi bus aaj se behtar kal chahta hai.

Monday, 21 September 2015

Open your eyes

What I have learned today is despite being unrecognised for my efforts, for my work, I will continue to work the same way..because that's the way I am. I am hardworking, sincere and can never go astray. This is my life and it's ok if I don't end up with things I asked for but I will continue my efforts.
If this is the way my life is planned so bring it on!! Why to cry for what is not and be happy with what is. After all it's all the journey that we have because the destination defines the end.

Monday, 31 August 2015

A glimpse of the Big heart

Not a single day passes by when humans and human behaviour doesn't strikes me. These are the days that make me say --- kaise kaise hotey hain log.
Met two students today neither were directly related to me but coincidence brought them to me. Both selected in the same company through campus placement.

The first one was waiting for someone else and when I asked he said i got selected so came to meet him and when I congratulated him he had to bring forth the box of sweets that he was trying to hide along. I just denied the same saying nothing is sweeter than congratulations. And he very readily hid it 😀😀

The second one again same got selected but he not just came to me but to everybody in the office with a bag full of chocolates for everyone with thank you for your help, thank you for your help. A chocolate with a smiling thanks even to those who didn't do a thing.

I think this is what is called the difference in upbringing.  

Saturday, 29 August 2015

Thursday, 27 August 2015

Sunday, 9 August 2015

Superman

I don't like you as much as I used to but still can't fathom that anyone else can have what I used to

Sunday, 26 July 2015

Day and night

I love rains it uplifts my mood instantly. I hate to drive but don't mind driving in rain because my raincoat saves me good. But ghar walon ko kaun samjhay... Tum geele ho jaoge, purey din kaise baithoge, bimaar ho jaoge, if there's nobody to drop you take an auto.
For the first time I decided to take an auto. Since it was raining the autowala came in the compound and pick me. Mom whispered don't bargain just pay whatever he asks for itni baarish me le ja raha hai.
At a traffic signal I tried to make small talk as despite sitting in auto he was all drenched and when he spoke it appeared he is a learned man not like the usual people. When time came to pay him...
I - Bhaiya kitna hua
He - aap dekhlo aapne bhi pucha nahi maine bhi kuch bola nahi bithane se pehle aap jo hamesha dete ho woh de do
I gave him 100 rupees and asked to take 50 from the same. He said mere pass change nahi hai just have 40 rupees. I rummaged through my wallet and got 30 rupees then tried to collect coins and paid him 50 in full. While I was searching for change he said itne hi rehne dijiye baaki baad mein kabhi. I said ab baad mein kisne dekha.. Still after taking the chillar said arey aap pura purse mat khali karo rehne do. Rakh lo aap agar lage toh and then I said abhi aap rakh lo baaki baad mein kabhi.

Same day in the late evening I went to get some medicines which costed me 208 and just trying my luck I asked him to waive off 8 rupees. To which he denied upfront.
Human behaviour is a great subject to observe and everyone teaches you something new. These were two people with such different approaches.
One owner of a big well established shop yet not ready to let go 8 bucks and other who is travelling through the city drenched in rain and yet ready to let go 20 rupees.
One could have taken a chance of getting the amount some other time yet sticking on the other having no surety of meeting up again yet having the heart to handle the loss.
Humans and the complicated human nature as complicated as to know when day ends and night begins. It is a learning experience.... King size heart.. Both saw my wallet and it's contents, one saw the 50 rupee note to encash for 8 rupees and the other saw it getting emptied despite the 100 rupee note.

Thursday, 16 July 2015

The online sitcom

The advent of Netflix and the Indian firms adopting to web-based series is a great initiative. But in Indian context does it holds ground??
The content delivered online is good keeping with times but we have to understand that India is a differently diversified country.
According to my understanding India currently has 3 generations/sections to cater
1) Youngsters born on or after the 90s
                These are "people "..mind you....  who grew up to Internet and use English more as a  first language and for them Saas- bahu soaps are hard to relate to as generally it's not found in their homes as nuclear families are also on rise in most tier1 and tier2 cities. This generation is the base customer for Web series.

2) People in the age group of 50 and over
                These are the ones who grew up in the olden days. Many even saw Independence. They are literate but not necessarily in english. They know things have changed but are nostalgic about the old days and generally found saying "hamare time me". No matter what, they love the traditions shown in the soaps. Some or maybe none of what is depicted is actually practised in their own homes but it connects with them. In a way it caters to the long forgotten never shared dreams of the perfect life. They may not understand English and hence another point of difference between them and the net.

3) People in the age group fro late 20s to early 40s
                  Now these are people who are actually stuck in the middle. They grew up watching traditional families parting ways amicably at the same time started learning and adapting to newer times. This one generation is the lucky lost. They get to enjoy the new things but are not accepted as part of either groups and hence at times left undecided to think where to go what to choose and what to do.
        
These generations are currently fed well with the available content and maybe the online content is satisfied with its current and slightly increasing audience.

As far as growth of web-series or a Netflix like model in India is concerned it will increase but it can reach its peak only if it gives something to everyone. Along with keeping in mind that
-Nobody can ignore education levels are still pretty low in India.
-English is still taken as a second and yet not very important language.
-People coming from different states still yearn for their native tongue programs.

All we'll see as the years unfold. Till then watch what you want....

Sunday, 5 July 2015

She once had innocence written all over her now she has age written all over her
.....somebody aptly quoted.

*quote source unknown

Sunday, 21 June 2015

Father's day

This father's day or any father's day people all around post so many pictures online expressing their love and gratitude towards their fathers. Some spend the entire day with dads and have yet another moment to celebrate.
When I think same for me and my brother we don't or can't do such things because we never had such a relationship with our Father. We have a more of respect and hate combination I guess.
I mean we love him, respect him but are not as close to him as our mother. We can never come to the point of wishing him for father's day or bringing him a card or something.
Besides I think even he gets that because we all as a family are not so advanced even today to celebrate these days. We still think that we are a family and no matter how much we fight or disagree with each other we will always be there.

Sunday, 17 May 2015

Certain words and lines remind me of you no matter how much I try not to

Saturday, 11 April 2015