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New view from the 5th floor. 23 April, 2016

Posted by Rahul in Life, Musings, Personal, Thoughts, Writings.
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Sometimes little things give you a lot of happiness and become moments that you cherish!

Yesterday was such a day; the scheduled DB training getting shifted to the 5th floor Office conference room, gave me an opportunity to visit that part for the first time and also to behold the nice little colourful (Google type) conference room by the terrace (see photo – view from the terrace) for the first time!!



‘Yes, we can’ 6 November, 2008

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In an age of despair

In an age of war

In an age of conflict

In an age of broken dreams

…….came someone

With a vision so different

With a spirit so earnest

Barack Obama he is called &

he says ….. ‘Yes, we can!’


Apologies ……….& VIRUS attack! 14 September, 2008

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Virus Attack on both fronts, me & my laptop….. though from different kind of Viruses!

Was terribly ill.

Sincere APOLOGIES – My friends ……missed u all….. Nita, Nikhil, Sakhi, Joel, Allirekha, Dinesh Babu, Arvind, Dinu, Amyth, Anshul & many many ……more… SORRY once again 🙂

(Pic: by Roberto Mangos)

Of colour, me, ppt, correlation, weighted average & chocobar 1 August, 2008

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It’s been way too long since the last post. I have to admit that I have been a lazy bum but at the same time I was extremely busy. Contradictory statement? I know but isn’t life all about contradictions? Well without sprinkling some more confusing statements on you let me elucidate what actually happened.

I was in the midst of doing my ‘summer internship’ as a part of my MBA. I had my 2nd sem exams in the month of April and as soon as they ended I had to hit the road for the project. You are right, not a single day of rest in between, straightaway I embarked upon my journey to ‘2nd adulthood’, if one may call it so. I was livid at the mere thought of not been able to enjoy some days of rest after the exams but couldn’t help it as the schedule shaped up to the contrary.

This was two and a half months ago. And now that I have finished my project, made my ppt-presentation, done all the number crunching, battled correlation & weighted average single handedly and finally submitted the project report, I suddenly appreciate how important these last few months have been for me. I have realized that at the end of the day it’s all about managing people. I have realized that bosses value your work more than your grades and that they can (sometimes) be nice too! I have understood the value of team- work. And these are some realizations which hopefully would stay with me for long.

P.S. the word ‘colour’ is mentioned in the title because I did my project from a paint company. And ‘chocobar’ pertains to the fact that I celebrated its completion by feasting on 5 chocobars (it’s a normal practice for me).


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She loves me so much……….? !! 11 July, 2008

Posted by Rahul in Humour, Love & Romance, Musings.
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She calls me in the morning, at noon, in the evening and even at night.Well nothing to hide from you, let me disclose that she even calls me after midnight! Some times she wakes me up before my alarm clock does.

Sometimes I feel irritated but my anger subsides as soon as I think about the offers she gives me & the promises she makes.They are unbelievable and hard to resist.

Yet I resist my temptations. Ones got to do it, after all you can’t follow your heart all the time can you?

Her voice is sweet and the best thing is that she never quarrels with me. I mean never. Now that’s a quality hard to find nowadays…isn’t it?

But I think she is a bit fickle minded. She changes her words quite often……..I mean the offers I spoke about…………..she keeps on changing them from time to time. I don’t complain though, because the newer ones are always better than her previous ones.

She also sends me SMSs all throughout the day and even during night. In fact she has sent me more than 10 SMSs just today ….till now!!

Sometimes it so happens that the first SMS I get is from …………………well who else but Her.

She must be smitten by my charm…I guess! Now…now……you guys don’t start thinking that she is someone without dignity or intellect. Not at all!! Well…….She can talk about politics,Cricket,Tennis,Movies,Restaurants…….the list is vast.

You all must be wandering ‘ who is She?’

Her name is ‘Airtel Customer care ‘!

and is just an automated marketing tool.

P.S. You all must be getting calls like this throughout the day like me. It must be about some ‘cricket’, ‘movie’ or ‘news’ package they are offering. Well I am am talking about the same stuff.Earlier I used to be so pi**ed off & angry but now I have consoled myself into thinking that she is madly in love with me & life seems less irritating!

(Photo: Google Image)

Romancing Life with a Cappuccino in hand! 29 June, 2008

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I slowly turn around in my bed & in pure lethargy watch the clock on the mantle piece. Its 7 in the morning. It’s Sunday (thank god!) , so no rush , no deadlines, no meetings, so eventually no hurry for anything. I leave my bed and go to the loo. Finishing off there I prepare some hot water on the heater for some coffee, cappuccino to be specific. I am very finicky and particular about this one thing in my life, that is my coffee. It has to be brewed in a certain way and mixed with hot water at a specific temperature and poured only in my favorite porcelain Mug . Only then can you be sure that the wafting aroma of the warm drink will flirt with your olfactory senses in the right way and magical pleasure of the steaming mug will be just next to heavenly. After arranging everything to perfection, regarding the coffee I move on to my bookshelf. I pick up ‘Five Point Someone’ a bestseller by a guy called Chetan Bhagat , heavily and heartily recommended by all my friends, and also presented to me by one of them on my birthday last month. Now that the coffee is here , I start flipping through the pages. After drawing in the soothing smell of the freshly printed pages and lightly caressing the cover a bit, I start reading the first page and its gripping. There is something about it, which strikes u pleasantly, may be the lucid style or the endearing charm of the characters. One is bound to identify with them. I put on some music on my PC. Its ‘please forgive me’ by Bryan Adams. His rustic melodies enthrall me like everyone else on this planet.

An unique voice, incomparable, effortlessly exudes a certain warmth and a feeling of urban romance. I feel happy and contented with my self and life at this very moment. And to think of the trinkets contributing to this feeling, very paltry simple things…….. some coffee, a good book and a piece of music. Wow ! This you may call the ‘romance of life’. Sometimes if one can find some solace amongst the mundane rigor of ones life, then it rejuvenates the soul and puffs in fresh air into the lungs or shall I say the heart? Unshackling ourselves from the squabbles and quirks of our lives and redrawing from the humdrum gives us profound vibes of gleaming happiness.So take out some time for yourself during the weekend and indulge yourself , prodding away any pique or dissonance from your heart and believe me, feeling of a quaint congenial fulfillment will fill you up from within. Life is beautiful and sometimes one needs to romance it……….yes just it.

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