October 30, 2009
Certain things in your life suddenly make you stop and look back...look back and realize that life has given you so much. There was time when all we wanted was a good college. Once there, prayed to God for a good job. Later on, the wish converted to ANY job with good salary. I saw my friends almost crying if they were not selected in an interview. And some who were super excited and flaunted that they are earning almost double what they expected. I was one of the last ones to get job. When I was selected in a topnotch and I refused the interviewer to answer any questions, since I didnt want to go into programming stuff, many of friends thought I was fooling them. And then finally I was placed. I guess my father was much happier than anyone else that day.
After one year of my job, whenever I would call my friends who were supposedly in big firms, with amazing money, would all the time crib. "I hate my boss.." "I hate my work..." "Don’t know why the hell am I working here...". I was so confused that if someone is not enjoying a job; then why they are working. Even if you could buy a Versace dress but at the end of day you crib how badly the day went...then what is the point of doing it. My frenz always had one reply, "You will not understand."
I enjoyed my work in Gurgaon. After sometime got engaged, and decided that I should take a break for 4-5 months to enjoy my wedding period. I remember one of my colleague said, "You can afford to resign since your hubby earns quite well." I didn’t feel like replying.
In Mumbai, I didn’t work for 3-4 months, since it was damn confusing where to work. I didn’t want to go back to technical field and for my kind of work experience no one will hire me for people management kindda work. Anand helped me to join one of his friend's startup firm. Now this startup worked totally hardcore technical stuff. Initially for 3 months, I tried learning their stuff...but one day I gave up. I said to myself this is not where I want to go, then why shall I waste my time. I confronted this to company's director. Now these guys totally understood my point of view and helped me getting out of technical stuff and do their other non technical work. Initially we were just 4 people in office. Slowly, we grew up to strength of 20. I could still hear the same cribs from my friends. How much they hated their job. Infact one of close friend was pregnant and still she wanted to work in that stressful environment. I actually forced her to resign and get out of there. She did and later she told only one thing, its best when you hear what your heart says to you.
I worked for this startup just like my own firm. I enjoyed what I was doing; thus could give my 200% without any hesitation. My mom would say they don’t even pay half of what you do, but still you work for them. I always had some or the other argument to support my decision. She finally gave up.
Yesterday, my whole work paid me off. I had decided to take a break from work and informed this to my boss. He told that he is so scared to imagine office without me. He told me those things which were worthless.
I am so glad that I did what I felt best at and I am much richer and happier than anyone around me. Isn't it amazing to hear when your director says that we will never give a farewell party to you since you can never leave our firm?
And I agree it’s so good when you do what your heart says... I smiled whole night.
October 8, 2009
August 27, 2009
Khul Ke Muskurale Tu Dard Ko Sharmaney De
Boondon Ko Dhartee Par Saaz Ek Bajaney De
Hawayen Keh Rahee Hain, Aaja Jhoolein Zara
Gagan Ke Gaal Ko Jakey Choolein Zara
Utaar Gham Ke Mozey, Zamein Ko Gungunaney De
Kankaron Ko Talwon Main Gudgudee Machaney De
Khul Ke Muskuraley...Saaz Ek Bajaney De
Jheel Ek Aadat Hai, Tujhmey Hee To Rehtee Hai
Aur Nadee Shararat Hai, Terey Sang Behtee Hai
Har Lehar Yeh Kehtee Hai, Khud Ko Jhoom Janey De
Zindagi Ko Aaj Naya Geet Koi Ganey De
Khul Ke Muskuraley...Saaz Ek Bajaney De
Bansuree Ki Khidkyon Pe Sur Yeh Kyon Thithaktey Hain
Ankh Key Samander Kyon Bewajeh Chalaktey Hain
Titlyan Yeh Kehtee Hain Ab Basant Aaney De
Jungalon Ke Mausam Ko Bastiyon Mein Chaney De.
Khul Ke Muskuraley...Saaz Ek Bajaney De
P.S. It was Shilpa Shetty's one of the finest performances.
July 23, 2009
Smiles brought us together for the first time
I could trust you, I knew right then
Love pronounced us husband and wife
Nothing could ever tear us apart,I knew right then
Years will bind us stronger
Fights will get worse
Pleasures will become a habit
But I will always know
That you are by my side
To hold my hand
Share my joy,and my tears
Today I celebrate our love
As we continue our journey
In another season
June 29, 2009
I have been forcing him to do some physical activity at least on weekends. So he leaves for IIT campus at 9:00 am with his friend N.
After around one hour, I call Anand to know when will he be free.
He replies, "Dear, I am waiting for N. He has gone for some work in my car. By the way, I have hurt my ankle."
"Oho....shall I come to pick you?"
"Nah... I will come"
After another 15 minutes, I get his call.
"Listen, the ankle is hurting....but dont worry..N will drop me..."
"Oops...Shall I come...it wont take 10 minutes.."
"NAh..just spoke to N he is coming in 5 minutes..."
10 minutes later....
"Listen....we leaving for hospital...you also come there...I think its fracture..."
"OMG...ok me reaching in 2 minutes..."
I reach hospital and see Anand sitting on wheelchair..with the widest grin I had ever seen on his face...
We guys actually hugged and laughed so much...Hospital staff was wondering why would anyone laugh after being hurt.... :))
P.S. : Not to worry...it isn't a fracture..but a sprain. Doctor has suggested 10 days rest. But Anand was found driving the car within 10 hours.. :)
June 19, 2009
I have been going through these mood swings from couple of weeks... I almost fought with Anand for no reason on 3rd June. Pity guy, he listened to my nonsense for full 3 hours. That day he was on leave since he wanted to take some rest... and I managed to ruin his day...
5th June : He comes from office and says today I will go to gym... Now nothing can be more amazing to hear than this. But it was almost 8:30 and he didnt went...I was again shouting on him for not going and wasting the fees on that gym... :((
At 10:30 pm he gets ready and goes out of the house....
Me: Where are you going at this hour?
Anand: Got some work.
Anand: Something personal..
What the hell???
He comes pretty late and knowing about my mood...he says.. I am sorry..but I am planning something for your birthday...and things have turned up badly...I need to do damage control...
Fine... I wait for 2 days...
6th June 9:30 pm: My neighbor comes up and says she is not well and needs some urgent medicine. Anand leaves home to get them. Medicine shop is just 5 minutes from home. He comes back by 10:15 pm.
Now I was almost laughing...so as he enters I tell him "Anand I know you have got a surprise cake and flowers...so keep them in fridge. They will get spoiled in car..."
Anand stares at me, "OK ... I will get them...but you go in other room..."
I am laughing miserably by this time. We guys kept chatting and somehow I slept by 11 pm.
Anand wakes me up at 12... we cut the cake and he gives me this flower...it had a key inside it... What the hell...What is it???
Anand, you got Activa for me?????????????
And here is my new Activa...
Love you sweetie!!!
Anand has been talking to Nidhi to help him choose the gift...Infact she came at 8 am on bday to give me a surprise!! Thanks dear!!! Thanks to all my family and frenz who called me up and made my day!!
P.S. : This was part I... A lot to tell about the whole day surprises!!!
June 12, 2009
She dreams of flowers from her garden... While walking the aisle some seeds fell by the wayside.
She nurtured those seeds, watered them. She waited to see beautiful flowers...but wind blew to destroy them..She tried to hold them..protect them...
She still dreams....dreams for flowers...
June 5, 2009
"I need to buy new specs for Ma and also a new sari. The old ones are tattered. She hasn't bought one ever since Papa died 4 years back. The money earned by stitching clothes has been spent only upon my education.
I can now convince Radha's father to let me marry her. She has been my best friend since last 10 years. She has always waited for this day
Oh, I forgot I even need to get Ma's bangles she has mortgaged to the baniya. She will be so happy to get those treasured ones back.
After completing my B.Com, she had to give them to baniya, for I needed money to stay in Mumbai for initial days after I got job.
Today I have completed 3 months. Super Boss, Mr. Clinton has promised me that now I will get salary of 15,000 Rs. per month, after appreciating my work. Till now the stipend was so low that I could only survive in Mumbai and couldn't send any money to Ma.
She will be so happy to know that she can now stay with me."
"Vijay, We are extremely happy with your work. But as you know, recession time has affected us badly. Mr. Clinton informed us that we need to cancel the jobs for all the interns. I am sorry to say but..................... "
June 2, 2009
But alas, I cant resign right now (my company needs me)... no money to make a trip....not even in India....
sob sob...some body help me...
P.S. :Oh no...got a call...got to make some financial documents ready in half an hour.. I have no clue how to use Tally!!! :((((
May 22, 2009
This is quite surprising because she never asks for money in middle of the month.
I tried to inquire about it, " What Happened? everything okay?"
She answered "Yeah Di, I just need to go to parlor. Haven't got my eyebrows and waxing since 2 months."
:O :O :O
May 20, 2009
Its so emotionally draining when you give in 200% of your dedication to bring about changes and people reject it without even listening to you. I have been experiencing this from past couple of weeks. No matter what I do I am never appreciated but only looked down upon as if I am hurting somebody's ego. At the end of the day I feel I haven't done anything and I am useless.
I really wanted to take break from work. But the sense of responsibility to this company never lets me take that break. I really don't know what to do. I want to work, but not when I see some horrible faces. Even when I hear their voice, I feel like hiding myself in a corner...
What shall I do?? I know my ranting will not help...but this is only place where I can vent out my anger....
May 18, 2009
As I step outside
A drop of rain falls from the clouds above
Reminds me of the beautiful world around me
I see people running helter-skelter
Moms holding hands of kids
Running to reach home fast
I see the 5 year old kid
Laughing his heart out
Holding an orange candy
I see the birds flying back to their nest
Trying to cover their babies
Pleading the sky
I let my fingers reach out to the drops
Wanting to wash all my fears
I surrender myself to the beauty of nature
After parking the car, I enter my home. My maid informs me, that we have got a courier. Guess what it was Anand's admission letter, which he has been waiting for since past 7 days...
Yeah, it was delivered by Blue Dart!!!
P.S.: Due to some reasons, we have decided not to move to Singapore...So yeah...I can still have panipuri every Sunday!!
May 5, 2009
Take me to a drive today
Far on a lonely road
With gentle breeze swaying my hair
We shall sit on the bridge over the river
To talk endlessly through the eyes
Under the open sky and shiny stars
Hold me tight
To let me hear the sound of your breath
Near my neck
And touch of your fingers on my skin
Caressing me gently
Let me stare deep in your eyes
Allow me to awaken what’s asleep in your mind
And when the sun rises
Let the rays enlighten the love within
Then I can say I have known the beauty of true love
May 4, 2009
"Sometimes, life is like a book. You can get so desperate to reach the end of the story that you conveniently skip a couple of chapters. However, when you do get to the end, you're left with this icky restless feeling, and you know that you need to go back to those missing chapters before you can close he book."
Isn't it so true?
April 23, 2009
So here are quick updates:
1. My company thinks I am a Mom in office who can scold employees to be disciplined.
2. I have got lots of new responsibility. I confess that they were very attractive initially but now a burden!! :(
3. My brother got through IIM Calcutta
4. My hubby got through NUS Singapore.
5. Both of them will be studying now for next 2 years and I have to work. :(
6. I need job in Singapore…so guys help me….
7. The best thing… I have started losing weight..Everyone gave me compliment this time when I visited hometown!!! Yupieee!!!
8. Office work has taught me to maintain a to-do list every day… So please spare me if reading the blog in points really irritates you..
9. It is irritating to me..but I can’t help!!! :P
10. I lost my wallet… How and when… a long story..will share it in next blog!!
I guess that’s all for now. Nidhi, Richa, Alok please post a blog… I really want to read your current updates!!!
P.S.:If anybody looking for an HR manger job in a company of 20 employees (all guys)… let me know…I am looking for my replacement in this office.
March 6, 2009
So, we decided that from now on we will take very light dinner. It would contain more of fiber and proteins and less of carbs and sweets. Also, mostly we will avoid bakery products.
Scene: 3 days later , Morning 8 am
Background: As usual Anand is late, running here and there. Me blaming his morning pyaari neend for all the chaos.
Anand: Get my socks and shoes, I am getting late.
Me: I am serving your breakfast. Got to get ready for gym as well. Why cant you wake up 15 minutes early, when you know everyday its the same scene.....&$%^%%....
Anand: [ignoring me]... Drop me to the highway, will then go with Jai in his car.
Me: I said I am getting late. I don't have time to drop you.
Anand: Sweetheart ...please na... Would you like that your hubby going in auto and u going in car... [Sad face...and few flying kisses...]
Me: Okay will drop you. But be on time tomorrow.
Anand: Sure dear..by the way whats in breakfast?
Me: French Toast
Anand: Okay... get me a cheese slice....
Me: Cheese??? Remember ...you will avoid such fatty food....
Anand: We getting late...hurry up..get the cheese slice...
Me: :| .... Hmph!!!!
February 19, 2009
February 16, 2009
In evening I had to go for the Dance practice. My partner is so cute; he finally got little excited about the dance thing. I realized that he is actually a shy person and required a little more time to get used to my non stop talks.
Although we knew that we stood no chance of winning; but we really wanted to put our best foot forward. We practiced a lot and our performance on Sunday was good (Okay as per me, it was THE BEST!!!). Though we didn't qualify for semi finals but I was happy indeed. Amongst all the best thing was I wore a nice evening dress for the night and was looking beautiful... :)))
I was so relaxed on Sunday night after dropping Andy at airport, since will not have to get up early morning on Monday. But my bad luck is really bad. Anand called me up at sharp 6 am; he needed some address to fill in immigration form. AAarrgghhhh!!!!
Little Girl has suggested me an amazing book, "The Hungry Tide" by Amitav Gosh, started reading it yesterday. Anand gave me the book as my V day gift and I gifted him "A Thousand Splendid Suns". I had thought I will read the book on my way to Ahmedabad this weekend, but I guess by then I will complete the book; its so interesting to stop in middle of it.
I hope I get back to my reading habit once again. Want to share your favorite titles!!!
February 13, 2009
The girl I met at aerobics told me she has her blog. I was too excited and as soon as got online, read it. She referred that it’s his father wish to travel to Australia. Since, my childhood, I always had a fantasy of staying in Australia. The cowboy hats, Ostriches and Kangaroos attracted me a lot. As I grew up, the charm turned to be part of my wish list. Anand has promised me that before we go for family planning he will surely take me there. In fact, my mother-in-law recently was advised by a Panditji that Anand will flourish more if he settles in Australia, that’s what his destiny says!! I don't believe in astrology, but then if he is saying something for me, I don't mind at least smiling.
Incidentally, Papa told me that during his geography exams, he always used to mark Canada first and foremost. He told me that even if not asked in question he would color the area of Canada. And his first trip out of country was to Canada.
Sometimes destiny plays amusing games. I am waiting to win my part of game!!
February 12, 2009
Sunday, Anand is leaving for a business trip and I will be all alone for a week. Sadly, my neighbor is also going her hometown for the same time. If anyone in Mumbai and needs help in shopping, yours truly will be glad to do so. :))
The best part, Anand will be able to attend my dance competition. Atleast someone will be there with me, else I was expecting to go alone. He will be leaving straight to airport after the competition. Any one else who would like to attend is most welcome and he can contact me!!!
And the news of the day... I finally BAKED and Awesome Black Forest Cake. It was so goood.... I am glad that at last didi made me realise my mistake while using the convention. And now I can bake lots of things which was a part of my wish list!!!
Guys whats the plan for Vday??? Ok I agree many peopl will find me silly hearing this question, but then whats the problem of celebrating one more day of love. Even I hate when the roadside romeos fidn this day to impress the gal...but nothings wrong when I have an excuse to ask for my gift!!!! Whats your take??? :))
Happy Valentine's Day in Advance, since I would be very busy the whole weekend to post a blog!!!
Joke of the day: What did Baby corn ask Mom Corn?
Ans: Where is pop Corn!!!!
February 4, 2009
Now for some updates. Most important, I have a samba competition at my dance class on 15th Feb. I am really excited about it. Though, I think my partner is quite at unease about this whole thing. For almost two nights, I literally thought about the clothes which I can wear for it. And when I discussed it with my Partner, he said he will wear any formal cloth. I said he needs to wear atleast a satin shirt, but he was not interested. I think I need to do something about it. Guys, you got to give me ideas to get out of it.
For my dress, my best friend rescued me. We both went for her honeymoon shopping in January first week. She is quite slim and nice figure. We bought lots of evening dresses. So when I asked her to give me ideas on my clothing, she suggested me to try one of her dresses and Voila, it almost fitted me. Almost means it did, but Anand thought it was a little body fitting and has deep neck.
So, here was the other step. My sis in law, who recently visited me,is a dietician. I asked her to give me a diet chart. And she suggested me to go for the GM diet. I had read about the diet quite a lot of time, but always felt that I lacked the power to stop my cravings for food.
I had certain things in my mind, if I dont reduce, my parents will disown me, its my best frenz wedding in April and I dont wanna look like a pig, and I to wear the dress for dance competition.
Finally, today is my 3rd Day of dieting. Its going on smoothly under my dietician Didi. Having been eating like a cow, all fruits and vegetables. Tomorrow is toughest day. I will only have bananas and milk. Dont be surprised, visit the GM diet chart and you will understand that here banana is used for throwing the toxicians in body via uric acid.
The best thing I found in this diet is that its in our mentality that we need to eat rice or chapati or bread to fill our stomach. Instead, a bowl of fruits and some vegetables are enough for the body. Remember we should eat to survive and not living just for food.
January 14, 2009
If I have been listening to songs, and MR. Hubby has been busy on his two new phones, E-63 and Blackberry. You can imagine the heights of using the phone, that he is carrying his blackberry in toilet as well to check all the pending mails. I don't want to blame him, since he gets around 200-300 mails a day, obviously he need to check it at home as well. But .... :(((
Luckily, my in-laws are here, so I don’t get that bored. Didi will be coming on Sunday and I am sure after that Anand will not be able to use any of his gadgets in front of her son. After all he is just 1.5 years and loves to snatch all gadgets...:)))
By the way… Happy Makar Sankrati!!!. I just called up didi to wish her and I am so jealous. This is first time that I am not flying kites on Sankrati. Till last year I have always been in Jaipur to celebrate. Mostly on 13th night my brother would go to Nana-Nani’s place, so that on14th he could be on terrace by 5:30 am.
I miss all that, since its been so many years that he has not been in Jaipur on Sankrat. 14th January was always associated with a special sweet dish, “Finni” and then nani ke haath ke special “daal ke pakode”. Luckily, mom is here so I will get to eat all these things. But still, I don’t feel today as that special day. I miss those relatives who will all gather at one place. I miss my Mama, he has got so busy that we rarely talk now. Earlier he and my brother would go mad after kites. Mama would start gathering kites and manja since December vacations. It was a full family gathering reason. But, everyone is so busy, busy with work, busy at home, busy with worldly affairs that no one actually even have time to call and wish on this special occasion.
No sad talks on happy day… Eat lots of Gajak, til and pakode..!!! And those who can fly kites…please fly one for me as well!!!
January 5, 2009
It was the best time of 2008… I had 5 full days at home without any travelling to hometown. We were around 5-6 people at Andy’s frenz (my boss). For a change all of us were non-smokers, non-drinkers. I cooked up dinner at his place. It was so fun, making guy’s sit and asking them to chop the vegetables : )). And then we all saw Slumdog Millionaire on projector. By the way in afternoon I had seen Madagascar II at Vadala. I loved Slumdog Millionaire. Previously I had read the novel on which it is based, Q&A by Vikas Swarup. The movie is so different at every point yet captured very well. The romantic scenes are so aptly tied up with emotional melodrama. IMDB has given it the rating of 8.7 and stands at 45th position. I especially liked the kid who plays the young Jamal, the hero. I think it will release in India by last week of January, and I must say everyone should watch it once.
Friday and Saturday went in full shopping with two of the friends who had come over from Hyderabad. We bought all those clothes which we had dreamt of. Though we know that we will end up keeping them in cupboard only, but it gave such immense pleasure.
Sunday went in reminding me that gone are the happy days. Monday blues had started by Sunday evening only. I am feeling so lazy since morning. By the way whole January my in laws are visiting us in here, so will be little hectic. But of course it’s fun, since my sister in law is coming for the first time with her 1.5 year old horribly naughty son. I simply adore him. Will soon post his pics!!