Random Thoughts...

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Yesterday morning i woke up at 8 am! I am on a damn vacation but still i woke up at 8 am! Just because of the total chaos at home! Nopes, we do not have kids or pets at home (well, you can say pseudo pets if u consider my mom's dhamki of throwing me into kennel with our imaginary dog, but yeah no real pets!). So who was the real cause of chaos? My mom!! She teaches Class X students, and yesterday morning Class 10th board results were declared!

On such days she is generally found to be much more tensed than the students. She teaches the most awful subject ever created by God! Social Studies!! (Sshhh! I almost failed every year in that course :D, right from class 6 to class 10 !!). But the strange thing was that her students were calling her and telling her their results! And more weird thing was she remembers the name and class performance of each and every kid! And was discussing with them weather the result was up to their expectations or not! If you ask me, that is really really weird!!

I do not think any teacher right from kindergarten till my engineering ever knew my name! I was that nameless and faceless guy who neither did very well not was a pathetic looser of the class. Who just sat in a corner, attended classes came back and slept! The whole point of the blabber is, i would never ever dream even in my dreams to call up my teachers and say thanks after my result!

Maybe there is an ideological difference between folks like us who think going to school is just third weirdest idea of parents (first and second position is held by brushing and bathing and that too daily!!), as compared to the kids studying in the government schools who find it as the only way out of the life they have been destined by the God-and-Murphy consortium!

Just think about it, most of the things we hate and generally take for granted are the most cherished things for some other people who aint so fortunate! Just look around and you will see what i mean - Morning time milk! Schools! Healthy Food! (burgers and pizzas do not count as healthy foods! )

Life is weird!

IIT results are out!

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Its been 7 years!

Back in 2003, i too had my share of tense days and nights waiting for the bloody IITs to declare the results! I forgot the date but i still remember the whole drama scene at home when my results were out. Its a strange thing that the bodily fluids (and solids!) start exerting pressure in the wrong places and at wrong times during tense moments. I remember going for the long term fixed deposit (read SHIT) at-least 5 times that morning! And yeah i was in one of those relieving trips when one of my friends called and told my result! Back in those days, internet was a scarce commodity..

I was no different from any other IIT aspirant, who day and night imagined his photograph in the newspapers standing with the head of the coaching centers and praising the God-forbidden earth-shattering teaching practices of the awesome-est teachers of that institute! Obviously, i would and could have written more praising stuff had i topped the exam and yeah, there is no free lunch and there is no free praise!! :D

Anyways, god and murphy both are jerks. I got a much lower rank (thank god!) than expected and had to settle with IT BHU instead of my (parent's) long standing dream of IIT Delhi. Phew. All in all, i think it was one of the rare good things that happen to my screwed up life.! Instead of the cut-throat-mean-cheap competition between the batch-mates of IIT Delhi, it was really really cool to find much friendly, not-giving-a-shit-towards-life friends in BHU!

Anyways, wishing all the best to the people and their relatives who got selected in IITs and heartily congratulating all those who didn't get through! Atleast you people have an option of taking the road not taken (link) by everyone else in this world! Go out do something else, something which you really like, and i bet you will be a much happier fellow 10 years down the line (link)!!


Monday Morning Thought!!

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Nothing is fair in life!! Good morning!!

I know!

Saturday, May 22, 2010

People dont like me much, well most of them!

But these days people are getting quite verbose about it! I passed around my blog link to some colleagues, and one chick colleague replied back in a very very insulting interesting way :D :D ! I mean there was nothing wrong in her reply but yeah, can people be a bit nice?!?

Well well, i am a bit moti chamdi (thick skinned animal), and i posted email as it is on my blog by making a FAQ page! :D :D

Click here to read - "The great insult to a great author" by Deepali Kansal! ( Its basically written in a FAQ form)

Rejection Letter !!

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Somehow, you get the feeling as soon as you walk out of that room. Something feels just not right! Maybe a better answer for that one question and you would not have had this feeling. During the couple of weeks of wait, you daily get the dream of getting the 'rejection letter'!

I even got the letter in my dream couple of days back!

Dear Lesser Mortal,

You know you suck! No words can express our precise feelings on how badly you suck! I feel even my dog talks more intelligent things than you at times!! Please save us the pain and do not waste your hard earned  money (i seriously doubt my words where i say 'hard earned money' for you!!) and our time by applying again the next year!

The institute!!

Enough said! By the way, do you know there are three kinds of vellas (jobless, useless people) in this world?

Type 1 - Those who have so much time in the world that they watch India TV! I mean who the fuck in the world has so much time to watch Himesh Reshammiyas and cows being abducted by aliens?? Serously! Does the creative team of the channel read too much of manohar kahaniyan or probably mastram at times?? (warning! please dont google about mastram sitting in office! )

Type 2 - Those who still watch rakhee-jii style tantrums throwing 'desi girls'! I know its blasphemy to compare Rakheejee to plebeians! Se is a class apart in all sorts of drama shown by a gareeb-besaara-akeli-naazuk-majboor-himmatwali-ladki! (baaki sab to theek hai but naazuk????) On a serious note, showing 8-10 girls, trying to copy same drame-baazi in a village does not sound much more intelligent than "kapde churane wala bhoot" to me!

Type 3 - These type of people are epitome of joblessness! These people read my blogs! I mean the blogs of a person, who after getting 'Acceptance letter' from the institute starts writing about 'Rejection letters' just to gain fake and cheap publicity like the silicon filled item girl!! :D :D :D

Ab dekho bhayyaji ka tashan!! After maraoing so much, i am sitting and thinking, should i join the course or not !! :D More details on the course IF and when i join it! Adios!

To the old uncle in the park

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Venue: A small park near my home
Time: close to 6 am

As usual i was doing my sleepy early morning walks in the park. By the way, i started early morning walks to find some peace and solace in the natural surroundings with birds chirping in the backdrop. Aah! A perfect scene from Dilwale Dulhania Le jayenge with me shouting aao..aao to the birds while throwing some grains on the ground!

Anyways, i guess the noise levels on a construction site with heavy drilling machines are much less as compared to the noise levels in the early morning park situations. If you observe carefully, all the khoosat buddhe (80 years and above) form a circle in the center of the park and try making some strange laughing/coughing and what not kind of noises in the name of yoga while trying to impress auntyjees-who-were-mallika-sehrawat-lookalikes-40-years-ago !   

Coming back to the topic, half sleepy - half awake, i was somehow dragging myself when i heard a shrill shouting noise! I looked up and found a someone-please-look-at-me-i-am-trying-to-look-so-hot-and-desperate kind of chick shouting on a group of kids! Apparently those kids were playing cricket, and a ball had accidentally brushed the arm of above mentioned chick. And as it happens in all the hindi movies, heroine ko musibat aate hi hero use bachane aa jata hai! But in this case, there were multiple heroes, youngest of them was 77 years of age!! And then about 4 heroes and the one musibat mein fasi heroine started throwing random lectures on the poor kids and started driving them out of the park! 

Sala ye ladkiyon ke peeche ek din ye dunia barbad ho jayegi! Anyways, me being me, jumped in between and obviously i was on the kids side! (with dil to baccha hai ji runing in the background!) And dude, those khoosat buddhe were seriously crazy people! They started giving random reasons ranging from someone getting a heart attack because of the sound of ball hitting the bat to some cricketer getting brain hemorrhage in 1932 because he was hit with a ball on his ankles!! 

Anyways, after 15 minutes of debate ( heated argument?), i was successful in overpowering them ( knowledge of hindi expletives really helps at times! ). And finally the kids were allowed to go back and resume the game, with eight runs being awarded for the shot which caused the whole drama! 

After this incident, i was deep in thought that why did all the khoosat buddhas so against those kids playing in the park! Were they also harassed by some old asshole trying to impress a chick of his grand daughter's age? Or do they think that this park is their paternal property?

For those who are still confused that y did i jump into this whole thing when i could have continued my sleepwalking, i did this just for the reason that maybe out of those 20 odd kids, atleast one kid doesnt grow up and behave like those khoosat buddhas. I know that there is only 0.0001% possibility that this small incident effects his behavior few years down the line, but isnt this life all about taking those 0.0001% kind of chances? I can just say, that about 15 yeas ago, one such guy took a chance, and i didn't prove him wrong after all! :)

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Where do you want to be 10 years down the line?

Sunday, May 09, 2010

Few days ago i was discussing some standard MBA interview type questions with some of my friends. So the only question where we were stuck was - "Where the hell do you want to be 10 years down the line?" Surprisingly my answer did not match with anyone else's answer. Someone wanted to be a CEO, someone wanted to earn a salary of minimum 1 crore per annum, someone wanted to have a nice family and great professional life. My answer was in different direction altogether..! I said i wanted peace and contentment in life, even if it means i am earning the least compared to my peers, or if it means i leave my 9 to 5 job and just work as a freelance writer earning just about enough to feed myself and my family!

Seriously i am so much confused about this concept of success in life! The more and more people i talk to who have either done their MBA or are currently doing it, the more i am confused about it. Why MBA? Everyone is running after earning more money, or jump higher on the corporate ladders of success, but no one is working to improve his/her quality of life. With increasing years of experience, people keep on increasing their number of hours in office. However high you rise in the corporate ladder, you are still scared of your boss or client or whoever finding a flaw in your output. So the point is, you are never really living a free life with proper peace and contentment, and also you dont have the time to spend all the million bucks you earn per month. And that my friend, is not my definition of success or where i want to be 10 years down the line..

So what are your views on "Where do you want to be 10 years down the line?"

A trip to Sattal

Thursday, May 06, 2010

As i mentioned, i was out on a small longish weekend with my colleagues. I am saying colleagues because i hardly knew anyone when i went for the trip. What the fuck, i didn't even know a total of 5 people from about 30 members of this trip! But boy, after the trip,  i can surely say that i very well know all of them now, and have founded many like minded people in the gang!

It was actually not a trip but kind of outbound training where they try to drill some values into your head by means of various activities. Seedhi baat, there was not a singe drop of daaru available on the trip! But then the activities were so engaging and of course tiring (budhape mein itni menat karwate hain saale!) that there was no room for daru at all!

One of the craziest thing i have done in my life and on this trip! - Going for a swim at 11 in the night after trekking 3 kms downhill. By the way, i dont know a shit about swimming, it was just the life jackets which we were trusting on! And yeah the 3 kms uphill trek sucks every remaining ounce of energy inside you! But the whole experience was exhilarating! (i know i know! my mom will say - din mein to kabhi nahate nahi ho aur rat ko 11 baje swimming??? ...You see, cant help it mom, peer pressure!!)

I just wish the trip was a bit longer! a couple of days more? or maybe a couple of weeks? And maybe that guide/mentor, whatever you want to call him gave us some more time to sit in the sun and enjoy the sunny mornings ? But, all in all, i made friends with some really cool people on the trip and yeah did some crazy things which otherwise i would never have even thought of in my whole life!!