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Thursday, August 7, 2014

live and learn

Heard/ rather read this word for the first time today. An adult used it.  um..

book recommendation?

Hello, is any one here?
And before we go any further, any good books you have read recently that you liked?
Oh and how are you?

Thursday, July 31, 2014

About what Indra nooyi said

So Indra nooyi said, you cant have it all. All the men with super successful careers hopefully nodded their head.

I wonder why the discussion isn't about how to have your cake and eat it too aka how to be a successful ceo and have a good work-life balance too. Instead all I have been reading about is, women cant have it all. 

Men dont either, is all I am saying.

For very valid reasons, I decided I should blog regularly. I will do a post on the valid reasons too one day :)

Friday, May 16, 2014

Another blog, another election post.

After spending couple of hours engrossed in movies, having almost forgotten about election results, I checked the news - the election results are already out. 

First of all, congress is out. A big hurray for that. That is the only outcome I was sure I wanted. And for congress and Nehru family  to vanish from Political scene which I know is little far fetched but that is definitely on my wish list. 

Secondly, arent the results amusing? Crunching numbers of the various regional party wins, a blackmailing Jayalalitha/Mamta brigade - in short the usual post election antics is what I imagined. 
Because I realize that is the only sort of central govt we have known. Do you realize? Most of us have grown up with only with coalition rule at the centre

Now, I am not jumping with joy at all. Do feel scared about quite a few things - 
  • the unnecessary shade of religion( this time another religion - my own) - considering BJIP's base, it seems even unavoidable.  I am a practising Hindu and all but a religion space is always within the confines of a person's private life not in public domain.
  • dictatorship - dont like it cant stand it
  • and on the issue that bothers me the most about my country- corruption. BJP hasnt proved to be any different in their last stint. Narendra modi hasnt been caught in a corruption scandal yet.  And They dont have coalition political dynamic to blame. But somehow I just dont believe, it will be any different. Let us see.
  • Btw,  I dont care about if modi has a gf just dont care about his personal life.  unless he has commited a crime, dont care Period.

PS: found it a little strange that even as of yesterday political parties and media behaved as if BJP had already formed the government( they didnt say it will form a govt. of its own, that seems to be the only surprising element from yesterday to today)

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Just talking

1. I like to talk
2. I talk a lot

I am not this, but I cant be held responsible for what I talk.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

About being strong

Came across this wonderful article yesterday night -  I would have appreciated a bit more if it was written 13 steps to face life or something like that but that is a minor glitch. 

The points did resonate well with me.

What I am(marked in italics) and what I am not from the list.
#1 Waste Time Feeling Sorry for Themselves - not as much. My close friend is like that and I get influenced easily so from time to time one can see shades due to that but my personality isnt  that. I am too much of an optimist to feel sorry for myself.

#2 Give Away Their Power - see the point above. I twirl in my bed for hours together in the night when I feel somebody would have misunderstood me. People's opinion matter a lot. Thankfully, I have couple of close friends with whom I discuss every inch of my life and who dont care for other people's opinion much and remind me to do the same. But to take this power other random people and their 2 bit opinion has me is the hardest # for me to overcome.

#3 Shy Away from Change - blah. change? bring it on. I am all for change. I crave for something new all the time. I cant relate to not wanting change, as a child I waited for a new school year for the new set of friends it will bring about. Sameness bores me.

#4. Waste Energy on Things They Can’t Control  - Credit goes to my parents. 

#5. Worry About Pleasing Others  - Bah see how point#2 relates backs to this one. I do often goof up and unintentionally let out words that might not please others, but the agony I suffer after realizing the goof up.. god. I am on this guilt trip at present, for past 3 days infact. I did come from a good place and had the right to feel the way I felt - just wasnt right in my approach, yet this has made every second miserable. On the other hand, in this same period, some one else in a related case happily trampled on every one's feeling and spoke as if others hurt them.

If there is a middle path,  and if I can take that, that would be really really great.

#6. Fear Taking Calculated Risks. - cant worry about risks, not in my dna. I do analyze the scenario and I am ok with results if they go the other way. Sometimes  my final decision isnt purely objective and more on the lines of what heart really desires- I dont like it but I have accepted that part of me too.

#7. Dwell on the Past - Past/Future whatever that is my address- present is where I rarely live. escapism is the word.

#8. Make the Same Mistakes Over and Over I cant but help being driven by passion sometimes but dont think I do this, I definitely try to learn from my mistakes and think of  how to avoid similar scenario all the time.

#9. Resent Other People’s Success - in my heart of hearts, no never. I am too bothered about my outcomes to think of others. If you are close friend or more importantly a deserving one - my joy knows no bounds. I do feel sorry for other's failures if they dont deserve it.

#10. Give Up After Failure - Never. might give up because I am lazy but failure.. bah. Optimist man, I am an hardcore optimist.

#11. Fear Alone Time - aiyoo never. Not sure what it has to do with being mentally strong, I am just more introspective. ( love spending time with myself:) - isnt narscism you know:))

#12. Feel the World Owes Them Anything - see #4.

#13. Expect Immediate Results - for diet related ones I do, for career related ones I dont. Diet related one is what should matter to me the most right now.

Now, what about you?