Sep 24, 2012

Work 1.0.!!

Heylo.Quite some time.Well lots to write about.
So here begins the journey!Jump on board.

Out of college.Out of home.To make the world my home!(haha..sounds funny)
Excited to work with the largest car organization in the country.
Cool experience; one from which learnings were immense.
Induction into the company, company presentations
From Core values and ethics
To Assertiveness and Presentation skills.
Interacting with group heads,business heads and even pantry guys (the most important people, seriously,they'll help you out when the entire office is against you)
Group CEO's appreciating gave a real high.
"The only difference was of a business suit"!!-Alok,would always remember that my friend.
Made some really awesome friends and seniors.

The "Paying Guest Stint", the bloody sinus,the Kashmiri friend, the long night discussions, the "Sports Bar" nights, the Tuborg and Peanut masala,the 3rd floor Beverly Hills apartment,the happy birthdays, the misty mornings, the sunrise pushups on the terrace, the morning rush to office, the drives back home.

The "Own Flat Awesome Period",
The midnight snacking, the Facebook "checking out" nights
The business idea nights(Midnight Maggi B-Plan
The economics-politics, fate of country kind of discussions
The all night guitar-songs-beer-friends get togethers
The tussle with the cook aunti, the fights about cleaning the flat
The off-hand smoke(Gudang Garam) sitting in garden, the occasional HIGH!
The confirmation party on 16th December 2009,the 12 cheese burst pizzas, friends who got kicked out the next day

The 8:45 AM reporting time, the hangover office,the pathetic office lunch
The PVR movie plans, the study nights, the birthday party
The "Legendary Christmas Party" on 25th December 2009.
The Firefox Biking Mornings with friends
The mornings biking on Ashoka Road on way to Rashtrapati Bhavan!!
The salute to the guards at India Gate
The late night drives on NH8, eventually ending at India Gate eating Rs 5 Orange Bar Ice cream.

Work begins..Weight.Steel.Area.Plastic.Density.Rubber.Fixed & Variable cost.Market research,bench marking,new model,risk-gap-spend analysis, feasibility, profitability, viability..Wow..feels so high tech now!!

The resignation, the liberation
The 2 months of playing and enjoying.
Seniors and juniors(not exactly though, chottu's), the evening tennis matches..
Me,the badminton pro and the basketball champ, yea me!!hahahaa..Sultan sir and Ankita Pant. I get to write it here.Beat you to it. The long long lunches.
The Delhi restaurant exploration period
Coriander Leaf, Tito's, Moets, Sultans of Arabia, Not Just Paranthas, 21 Guns, Bigh Chill, Cafe Morisson, Rajouri, Lajpat Nagar, GK-M block.

The farewell.
Abhishek Sultan, Murthy Sir, Apurv Sir n kidos'-Ankita Pant n Amy!!
Cherish the lunches.
Miss kicking all of your asses in evening matches at MDI.
Miss the aimless drives to India Gate.
I know for sure luck is always with all you guys!!

Miss that passionate talks over smokes; first thing in morning!
Sultan Sir's "Phod ke ana!!"

Meet soon to catch up!!

Miss the times. (Sultan Sir's BBM says,"Ohh.koinaa..tym ka kya hai, fir aajega..")
The world is calling.
Where are you?!

Apr 12, 2012

0200 hours

4 mins past 0200 hours in the morning.
something clicked.something came unstuck after a really long time.
As i log onto my blog page, i realize it has been 373 days since my last post.long time huh..really it is a long time to get thoughts together in a single coherent paragraph.From start till end.
12 unfinished blogs.This just shows how so annoyingly i have failed to organize my thoughts together. it has been a real fighting year for me. fighting to deal with people. fighting to make it to the place where i want to go. fighting to make my voice heard in all the commotion. it is really hard to pen your thoughts in times when things are not going how you wished they'd go. Frankly, i am really understanding the meaning of all my previous blogs on life right now. But I am not going to cower, make a bad face or unjustly curse someone or something but am going to give it another "fight" and not let this become another of my unfinished blogs.

Life is not about being right or making the right choices all the time.It's as much about making mistakes and learning from them. It's so much more about learning to deal with things when you make all the right choices. It's about that desire, zeal and passion to achieve the things that you always dreamed off as a kid. Simply put it's about not giving up!!

It's about believing in yourself and your abilities. It's about being, doing and becoming. As for me I hit a roadblock on the streetlight called "doing" and took a wrong turn onto the road called "expecting". The state where a person gets dejected even after putting in effort.Over time it grows into a feeling of being unjustly unlucky. The state where all his sentences begin in the past tense and end there.

Over time the realization dawns; to get up in the morning and work hard,run hard,think hard,sweat hard,talk hard and enjoy hard; go the extra mile, make the additional gesture and stretch that extra bit just to make it count. To start living in the present; not the past, not the future,but The Present.
It is then that life begins to unfold its many mysteries and takes you on a roller coaster ride across countries, people and cultures.

Let go off the steering wheel
n throw out the map;
Put in the effort
n jump in the back;
Become a tourist in this ride,
Enjoy the uncertainty and relax.