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My last post of this year..!

The last episode of the 3rd season...Heroes...30 minutes of the episode left... want to complete it...but distractions...confusion around...my cell keeps ringing...plans in the making for an adieu to 2008....man..i cannot concentrate...but i want to finish the episode this year..!

enough is enough...bang...switch off the lappy...i cannot multitask anymore...so..plans be it...will complete that episode next year..!!

Happy new year guys..:)

One snap...says it all...!

I went for this awesome...photography exhibition today, organized by a group called Photograhers@Pune. It was organized on a small scale, but anything is worth encouraging new talent. And what more, the best 5 photographs would be purchased by a magazine called FlopMag...!
The venue was New Art Gallery, Ghole Road. Now this much info didn't help us find the gallery, even after asking almost a dozen people. No one seemed to know about an exhibition too. We walked that damn Ghole road twice...yeah it helped in a way that we did explore that otherwise so crowded road. We discovered that there was a museum there, called Mahatma Phule Museum. So, we took not less than two hours to reach our destination.
There weren't many people there, but expected as the marketing was done on a small scale. We were given a card, on which we had to pen down our top five photographs. I thought I'll take a look at all of em once, and then pen down the best five...but five was too less....I wished …

sigh...sigh...(This is the happier version of sigh)

I guess my last post...triggered this....untimely but preplanned meet...(was tat an antithesis..? :P)

Meeting friends...whether its for an hour or two..or a minute or two...its always so ... so...sorry cant think of any words...(any suggestions for words are welcome ... :)
We may not have much to talk about, may not have much to share...but its the sheer joy of seeing each other that always makes meeting friends so special. You relive all the moments you've spent together...and it feels as if you've travelled back in time..(effect of too much of Heroes...:P )

The planning part for the meet..is soo much fun. First match schedules..not today tomorrow..not this time..that time..ohh no..some urgent work cropped up..lets postpone it to tomorrow..not this place...that place...!! hehe..but yeah we do meet...:D..n when pree is back for just a few days..after a long time...meeting her..is the most urgent task we have on our committment list..:)
So..what is it that we usually do when we me…

Sigh

Friends change...I know they do...
but, what if...they make you feel...like ur not wanted anymore..?? is this change..to be accepted..?shud i question..?shud i demand an explanation..? am i supposed to understand..? or am I supposed to change myself..?

clearing up stuff by talking seems to be the best solution..but what if u know..that the person in concern..is not gonna ever accept their mistake...then maybe its ur fault right..!! maybe u expected a bit too much...so like everytime we come to expectation management..hehe..I guess am gonna hav to lower that threshold...!!

P.S. Am gonna start managing my expectations..right away..!!

Life on weekends...

Weekends...everyone loves weekends right...
Here's my experience about 'life on weekends'

After I started working, I thought the only thing thing to be done on weekends is .... party..meet friends...outings with friends...discuss all that happened in the week, plan for the next weekend..have a gala time..n blah blah...
But then, somewhere...deep down inside, there was this small little...teeny weeny guilty feeling..that kept getting bigger and bigger as weekends passed by. This feeling was.."I am spending 5 days a week in office, with colleagues, weekends with friends..when do I actually spend time with my family...WHEN?? " and so...one weekend decided, no outing just stay at home with family viz., parents and sisters.
At first it was pretty difficult...but then, it just felt so nice..just staying at home...lazying around...troubling my sisters..(ohh how I love that..:D )...arguing with mom on silly subjects, just listening to some "her time" experiences...…

When my horoscope said...

When my daily horoscope said that I am accident prone...(accident doesnt only mean road accident..but we'll take the most obvious...literal meaning..:D )...I drove faster that day...!
Ask why...?
Not coz i wanted to prove the prophecy right...but i wanted to cover all my destined roads before someone destined to ram into me reached there .. :D

Gratitude eh..?

Im driving...not at the speed of 80..should be close to 50 tho...
suddenly i apply brakes...not for the thrill..but to save a dogs life...
i almost skid...yeah i skid...almost...:p

n this dog...growls at me...barks angrily...as if i was in the way..n not him..! n walks away..rather strolls away...!!

i mean...some gratitude...i saved his life by risking mine...shudnt i expect some lil gratitude...:(

We lead from the front..!

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My team...the UI team...a.k.a the Front-end team...designed a tee...our team tee..

Finally our efforts paid off...and our tee is ready..:)

dnt hav much to write abt..have a look at the pics..:)

the crossword at the back..its nt difficult to locate ur names there..:)


our logo...



n im nt putting up a snap of the company logo...tat u cud get anywhere...:)

we lead..in creativity...in design...in innovation...in team-spirit...
n..people who plan to copy our idea of a designer tee...see..we lead...people follow our ideas...:D

P.S. for more snaps...(for amzee :P) here

A walk down memory lane...

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This Saturday....was one Im never...gonna forget..
I had to collect my LC from college..and Saturday being the only day I can make it...chose this Saturday to be the one..!
Its not that I would neva wanna go back to college...its just that my college is in an area...I neva cross...even in the worst situation..:)

So, the plan was made...called up some friends..asked them to come down too...our college being the best place to hangout..:)
I decided to use the PMT for transport, just to actually re-live those college days. Believe me, a bus ride, all the way from Nagar road to Katraj has never ever been so peaceful. It actually felt nice seeing those faces...I saw everyday while travelling. All those small gallis the bus goes through, the daily squabbles about change, the bus didn’t stop at the bus stop, excuse me this is a ladies seat etc etc....hehe..it actually felt nice...felt that Im back....back to college...:)
Whenever I had to reach college, I had to walk through the bharti campus to r…

Why...

Why is life what it is?
Why is making a decision so tough?
Why do we always realize that we made a wrong decision after the decision has been implemented?
Why do we always realize that we made a mistake after the erroneous action has caused the damage?
Why do we make the wrong choices?
Why do we meet the wrong people?
Why can't we forget our fallacious actions easily?
Why does life have moments...moments that we fall weak in?
Why do some actions...lead us to a deep thought process?
Why does introspection show us faults...but no way to undo them?
Why is wrong and right.....defined differently for different people?
Why do people change?
Why do we change?
Why can't we have a ctrl+z for the pages of life?
Why do we have a conscience that keeps pricking?
Why is life what it is?

Water water everywhere....

This weekend was a watery one...a wavy one....and a hell lotta fun..:)
Had been to water kingdom with my new friends...my office buddies...:)
I never thought I could have fun with a varied age group...but I was proved wrong...and was obviously happy I was ...:)
So, we started early...(I was the first pickup..and so had to get up early...yeah yeah I got up really early..have never woken up so early even to study for exams...:P)....
We made so much noise all the way...played dumb charades like I'd never played before...coz people here...made such wild guesses...silly guesses...but they were so well-timed that one couldn't help but laugh...!So in short I was laughing all the time...(waise bhi I laugh a lot...:D)
We reached water kingdom at 10:30 and I thought we won't stay in longer than 3-4, but to my amazement....the place was so nice...so well maintained...so clean...so much fun..that we stayed in the water till around 6-6:30...
It wasn't only the place, but the group I was …

All in a days’ work...

Working hard that day at work, just to finish in time...meeting a friend after 3 whole months..(3 months may be a very small gap...but when ur used to meeting someone everyday...3 months is like an abyss...)...celebrating a friend's birthday....being able to find a nice gift just in time...a nice huge chocolate cake...all the gossiping...remembering old times...teasing one another...pulling each other's leg....getting angry for no reason...trying to 'manofy' a 'ruthi' hui friend...savouring each bite of the cake...with timed intervals of just..."mmmmm...yummy"....all this at an awesome place with an awesome ambience...and all this in just one day...:)
That's all I can describe about this awesome day I had...Im falling short of words...and some feelings are best not described...but understood...:)

Contrary to all reason...!

This is something...that is inconceivable...absolutely...unbelievable...I mean can you even think of an accident...affecting as many as 5 vehicles...and that too at a traffic signal..when the signal is red...???

I couldn't...I never thought about something like this...ever before...however, thanks to this flimsy experience...I have concluded that your never safe...even when you have halted at a red light..:)

Here's what happened...

At my fav spot (...yeah fav accidental spot..:D...)...nal stop...the signal where you turn towards Karnatak School...
The signal is bright red...broad daylight...and not that it just turned red...its red say about 40secs remaining...to turn green
A truck...in full speed....approaches the vehicles that were obeying the red light...and wow...what do we have....a sight worth watching...
5 vehicles in a row...damaged...(I cant understand...how fast the truck was that the collision spread to 5 vehicles in a column..!! whoa..!! )
Now...in Pune we always have spa…

My cellphone

No no...its not that I have an 'out of the world' model...and Im gonna start blabbering and boasting about its features and stuff...
Its just that I have realized finally (actually I realized long ago..bt its just that im admitting to it...:D )...that I am an addict...Im addicted to my cellphone...!!!

If you come to think of it..I have a nokia1112..a very basic model..with no unusual features...but it has become an integral part of my life.
What made me realize...that I am an addict...hehe...I can give some much needed 'visible symptoms' which will help everyone analyse..(now do they say self-analysis is the key to self-troubleshooting..:D ) whether they in turn have turned addicts or not..

Symptom 1 : Get paranoid..if your cell is nowhere next to you...
Symptom 2 : If your cell is on silent (for some unavoidable reason) keep checking to see if there's some mssg or a call
Symptom 3 : If you send a sms...maybe just a fwd...you expect a reply and are restless if you don&#…

Regrets...

I suddenly realized....tat writing a blog...is as much fun...as reading anothers or commenting on their posts...
So from now on...am gonna write frequently...(this frequently may even mean once in a year...or once in a week..:P )
However...i promise myself..to write often...not nly coz...i like doing it...bt ppl who religiously follow my blog...shudnt be disappointed...:p ;)

A job can be sooo much fun too...

I dunno y I didn't write abt this earlier....bt nevertheless...

Lets start with my first day at AirTight...
I arrive in semi-formals...spick n span...wondering how d ppl arnd r gonna be....(nt tat I expected strict discipline n stuff...bt...even then...)
As usual....am a bit too punctual...arrive even before the HR...:) so...use the time yakking to frnds..sitting in d parking lot...
After the formalities...r done with...am askd to wait for a meeting (scheduled at 12) to be introduced to my team...
I had arnd an hour before the meeting...n so...thoughts,expectations abt the team...abt the work..kept creeping in...
While still in my dreams...i suddenly realize its 12...shudnt the meeting start...bt here I was introduced to the first practice here...no one's ever really punctual..:)
Anyway, so the meeting started at arnd 12:30..(nly half an hour..wasnt tat bad...:P) and it was d status meeting...everyone was talking abt sumthin tat they had done during d week...n I didn't hav nethi…

Traffic Sense

We often keep cribbing ... saying that people in Pune don't really have the much needed "traffic sense" anymore

But how do u define traffic sense...?
There could be two definitions...based on two varied perspectives...
One is...ease the co-commuter's journey...while the other much easier one is...think about yourself and only yourself...ease your journey...

Now I don't need to explicitly mention...which perspective puneites agree to...
Traffic rules...that puneites adhere to:
These are general rules for all the vehicles
(This is a very imp rule...anyone found violating this rule may be heavily fined..!) – I am never wrong..even if I change my lane, cross another's lane...I am not wrong...rather I am proving my driving skills...
If someone honks and I give way...I am not fit to drive in Pune.
I need not give an indication that I'm turning, in advance. It is only sufficient that I turn the wheels of my vehicle in the direction I wish to turn. Vehicles that maybe inc…

All of a sudden...

The world is suddenly too huge...
The crowd has sudden;y disappeared...
My friends though close to my heart...have suddenly ....disappeared from sight...
And suddenly.....all of a sudden...my miniscule brain...is burdened with questions....and my ever so emotional heart...is filled with loads of emotions....
Why am I excited...but afraid....?
Why am I happy....but grieved....?
Is this the end to something beautiful....?
Is this the beginning of something better...?

My friends......

PICT has been one hell of a ride....lots of fun moments...intermingled with some senti ones too...some tense ones....some which I've forgotten..:)...some...i'll treasure forever....
One thing tat im taking frm here......is
the experiences with all the lovely ppl I've met...all the frnds I've made...

My friends....here at PICT mean the world to me...they are my...
SHOULDERS...when I wanna cry...
EARS...when I wanna talk...(sense or non-sense)...
SPEECH...when I can't get my thoughts across....
LAUGHTER...when I crack a joke...(whether its funny or not...)
STRENGTH...when I feel, I can't face the difficulties....
CRITICS...when I need it the most...
EXPERIENCE...which helped me face weird situations...weird people....
PLANS...when I wanna freak out...
EXCUSES.....when I cant think of any...:D

My SOUL....my HEARTBEAT...!!!

Thank you each and everyone.....thanks for all those lovely memories....thanks!!!

P.S. Im nt gonna miss anyone...coz all of u will always be in my heart.....i…

Life....is not a bed of roses....

Life....is not that easy...
The last few days have made me realise....that im not going to get anything easily...in life...
There are going to be ups...but the downs will be more and possibly steeper than the ups...
Why me...? why what did I do..?Why...aint I worth it...? such questions are not meant to be asked...dont even think about them...
These questions are rhetoric as you know...and the answers will not help you rise above...but will push you way down...into the sea of depression...
Once the wave of depression has overcome you...you may not even realize when new opportunities knock your door...and you miss those too..
So the best thing is .... believe in yourself..in your calibre...your strengths....
You have to keep your spirits high and keep moving on...there's no use cribbing or blaming yourself...for something that wasn't meant to be...

And the best way to regain your lost confidence is to share your thoughts..(however depressing they might be)...with your friends...their c…