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If you are here...don't feel shy to say hi!!

well life start with strangers..that is the principle of life..each electron.proton.neutron is a stranger to each other but they still exist as an atom...


*PS - All views here are my own and personal views.

Sunday, December 30, 2007

Looking forward to 2008

its gonna to be january 1 of 2008 in another 23 hrs..and tho i should be studying for my exam thats gonna b there in 13 hrs..i ll take some time to put this post here...

well this post is gonna be a brief run down of the new year celebrations over the last few yrs and wats gonna be coming for 2008...

2004: i ll start with 2004...3rd of Engineering

Came back home for the winter vacations from my college...all my frnds in delhi were mostly out with their own respective college i had a good time spending the new year with my family...tho a party wud ve been fun...this was better (looking at it in hindsight)*

2005: last year of engineering...

another vacation at home in the winters...last one of cuz frm UK had come down n was back in we had a small family get together...went out for a drive with cousins..roamed the streets of the cold chilly wind to hit the face...n came back home to celebrate with the family...again n amazing time...

2006: Working with HSBC...

i had started working now..finally i managed to free my evening of 31st to celebrate from my work...damn the work was so exhausting..went to a party to a resort on the outskirts of pune with frnds from work...had an awesome time dancing...gossiping..boozing..all in all great fun..enjoyed to the 4am..a frnd came over from mumbai...hes one of my best frnds..a good start to 2007..

2007: MBA first year down south in Tamil Nadu..

well here new yr and christmas here come at the time of final exams of the trimester(divide an yr into 3 n u get a trimester)....but could that stop us from having fun...220 of in our very own world...gave the exm in the day...gotta cultural event and a party going in the night..danced..boozed..danced...partied hard into the night...a new yr..a new was looking good...

2008: MBA second yr

I have an exam be studying Software project management...too boring..will get back to it in a while...looking forward to the party at night and the new yr to begin...

* that hindsight thing came into the picture bcos for the last 3 years i have missed almost all important functions, occasions and festivals at home...n now i realize the importance they hold.but im sure i ll get alot more opportunities in the future :)

The time of 2007 has come to an end...
hopefully 2008 should be full of might...

a new dawn will rise, the night would end....
and the fighter shall continue to fight!!

Happy new year to everyone...God Bless you all...

Friday, December 28, 2007

Vandita's awesome contribution

Well this is an update to the joke post read that first...then go to the comments section and see why this deserves to be here...

this is one of the best and funniest pieces of writing i ve seen...thanks Vandita


The Principle,
Bela School,

Binti eh hai ki ajj kall school vich dill nahin lagda ,

te raat nu neend vi nahi aandi, kyonki school vich kudiyyan ghatt ne,

Jo hai oh sabb eniyann ajeeb ne ki dekhann nu ji ni karda.

Te madama v koihkhass patakka nahi hann. Hor kuch nai te ghatt to ghatt receptionist
hi sohni rakh lavo ..

taa ki nave bachhe admission laen layyee motivate ho sakan .

Aap ji da bahut dhannwadi howanga.

Your's faithfully ji,
Boys Association

Translations in the comments section :D

Thursday, December 27, 2007

Some jokes....

well i ve seen a few blogs lately...and it made me realise that some laughing and smiling needs to be i ll start with some jokes here.....

Sardar with a new mobile called everyone from his Phone Book & said

"My MobileNo. has changed Earlier it was Nokia 3310 Now it is 6610"

Sardar Son: O God! Please make New York the capital of Punjab .

Sardar: Why are you praying for that?
Sardar Son: That is what I have written in my exam.

Sardar to Shopkeeper: - Mujhe India Ka Flag Dikhao, Shopkeeper ne Flag

Dikhaya, Sardar: - Isme aur Colour Dikhao.

Just have a look of a heart-touching letter of a sardarjee's MOM
Dear banta

Vahe Guru !

I am in a well here and hoping you are in the same well there. I'm

Writing this letter slowly, because I know you cannot read fast.

We don't live where we did when you left home. Your dad read in the newspaper that most accidents happen 20 miles from home, so we moved 20 miles. I wont be able to send the address as the last Sardar who stayed here took the house numbers with them for their new house so they would not have to change their address. Hopefully by next week we will be able to bring our earlier address plate here, so that our address will remain same too.

This place is really nice. It even has a washing machine, situated right above the commode. I'm not sure it works. Last week I put in 3 shirts, pulled the chain and haven't seen them since.

The weather here isn't too bad. It rained only twice last week. The First time it rained for 3 days and second time for 4 days.

The coat you wanted me to send you, your Aunt said it would be a little too heavy to send in the mail with all the metal buttons, so we cut them off and put them in the pocket.

Your father has another job. He has 500 men under him. He is cutting the grass at the cemetery.

Your sister had a baby this morning. I haven't found out whether it is a girl or a boy, so I don't know whether you are an Aunt or Uncle.

Your uncle, Jetinder fell in a nearby well. Some men tried to pull him out, but he fought them off bravely and drowned. We cremated him and he burned for three days.

Your best friend, Balwinder, is no more. He died trying to fulfill his father's last wishes. His father had wished to be buried at sea after he died. And your friend died while in the process of digging a grave for his father.

There isn't much more news this time. Nothing much has happened.

P.S: Beta (son) , I was going to send you some money but by the time I realized, I had already sealed off this letter

i m sure most of u must ve read all this sometime in the past as a fwd in the mail..but what the heck till it makes u smile n laugh


Disclaimer : The intent of this post is total humour. I too am a sikh :)

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Stars kissing the ground

the first exm's over...went for a jog in the evening...came back...lazed arnd..had diner...the nite became chilly....gulped down 2 shots of signature with a frnd...discussed a few things frm college...came back to my room...n started watching this got released last friday n v got an amazing print to watch...

Taare Zameen Par....

a 2 hr 40 minute ride that makes u

remember ur own childhood,
cherish those memories,
makes u wonder how different as individuals can we be,
how demanding as parents we would be,
how brave as kids we were,
think what is life all about and a lot more..

i ve seen movies that ve made me emotional and more often than not they are war movies which do that to me...bcos i too wanted to be an airforce fighter pilot...there's that soldier within me that still lives on...people wud generally wave hi wen they pass by..i end up saluting..though its informal...for me..its wat i am....

coming back to the movie...i am amazed by the performance given by the kid and his mother...for me they shud get the filmfare awards for best actor and best actress in a supporting role...dont ask me why..for who ve seen the movie..wud know so..for those who havent seen it..u shud see it...aamir khan..what do i say...hes the king of his own Bollywood...for him..god speed..amen...

for each one of us...during our childhood...we have known that there's something different in us..... each of us than the kid next to us...probably our folks in this competitive world have put that on a lower priority and wud like to see their unfulfilled ambitions being fulfilled by kids...i still get that feeling sometimes wen i am conversing with my dad...and i knw its not bcos he wants me to become what he couldnt...but bcos he wants me to be someone who can take on the world...someone who can face all situations and not look back at things with looks like a burden to most of us kids..but trust me..for the folks its not like that...but then most of us need someone at that age to show the path..lead us for a while...i am glad i had that in the form of my family and frnds...and i hope there's a pied piper for everyone...just look arnd :)

go watch the movie guyz :)

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Exam time

hey guyz...

just an exams start from 26th dec n go on till 7th jan..but dont worry im not gonna bid adieu n all...

i ll be online..i ll b here...studying and blogging too :)

just wrote this on the morning of the exam...(lol...funny piece eh)

hum hi hum hain to kya hum hain
tum hi tum ho to kya tum ho...
aaj se parikshayain shuru ho rahi hain...
ajao maidan main...
tumhe kya lagta hum kisi se kum hain....

(tum refers to the exms)

so wish me luck



Monday, December 24, 2007

Merry Christmas!!!

Ho Ho Ho Ho Ho Ho

Guyz its
25th December..hope all of u ve put ur socks out for Santa's gifts on Christmas eh!!!!...

well living here in a civilization of 200 people,
Christmas is another moment or rather event when all of us get together, share our happy moments, forget our worries and tensions, pull each others leg, have fun, eat cake and me merry..isnt that what Christmas is suppose to be all about??

We at devil's corner(its our very own grp here, owing to the corner flat in the hostel row) have made a video for
Christmas this shows some of the happy moments that we have had here..and we hope they keep continuing till.....(i m not putting a time frame)....

out here for us..we have our problems..worries..tensions (not to forget..exms start from still we try to make every day a
Christmas day for each of us!!..

Enjoy the video...and
Merry Christmas to everyone...

Ho Ho Ho Ho Ho Ho

Sunday, December 23, 2007

The Kite Runner

i just finished reading this book "The Kite Runner" by Khaled Hosseini...n i just wish that why didnt i read this book before....

i wont give out the story or characters of the book here...bcos i would like to see people who havent read this book to read it once....but i ll talk about the context...

ever in ur life..wondered...if u cud go back in time n do something that u didnt do bcos u acted cowardly???....the same thing that haunts u till date....the same thing that shows its face wenever u close ur eyes...the same thing that is a part of ur life...and u still think if i could do anything even today that would help to ease n let go of those cowardly memories???something courageous that u could do, that would clear your own conscience....

well thats what "The Kite Runner" is all about...i just saw that a movie has been made on it...probably the next movie that i am gonna seriously...a book worth reading...makes u a a fighter :)

Thursday, December 20, 2007

rain rain everywhere

well...time for a new post eh???hmmm....ntn much is happening around here just that classes have become very hectic...exams start next week(something that dont bother any of us now)...and its been raining here non stop for the last 2 days...and its expected to continue for another 2 days..

everytime u look outside of ur room..u see its usual we run late to clas..n now we get wet too doing that...going to mess in the rain....walk in the rain....tea in the in the

n here are a few pics of the torrential downpour that occured day before...the entire football field was soaked with water....all the views are from the entrance of my hostel room...

Monday, December 17, 2007

An important conversation

Conversation between GOD and Human being

God : Hello. Did you call me?

: Called you? No.. who is this?
God : This is GOD. I heard your prayers. So I thought I will chat.

: I do pray. Just makes me feel good. I am actually busy now. I am in the midst of something.
God : What are you busy at? Ants are busy too.

: Don't know. But I cant find free time. Life has become hectic. It's rush hour all the time.

God : Sure. Activity gets you busy. But productivity gets you results. Activity consumes time. Productivity frees it.
Me: I understand. But I still can't figure out. By the way, I was not expecting YOU to buzz me on instant messaging chat.
God : Well I wanted to resolve your! fight for time, by giving you some clarity. In this net era, I wanted to reach you through the medium you are comfortable with.

: Tell me, why has life become complicated now?
God : Stop analyzing life. Just live it. Analysis is what makes it complicated.

: why are we then constantly unhappy?
God : Your today is the tomorrow that you worried about yesterday.You are worrying because you are analyzing. Worrying has become your habit. That's why you are not happy.

: But how can we not worry when there is so much uncertainty?
God : Uncertainty is inevitable, but worrying is optional.

: But then, there is so much pain due to uncertainty..
God : Pain is inevitable able, but suffering is optional.

: If suffering is optional, why do good people always suffer?
God : Diamond cannot be polished without friction. Gold cannot be purified without fire. Good people go through trials, but don't suffer. With that experience their life become better not bitter.

: You mean to say such experience is useful?
God : Yes. In every terms, Experience is a hard teacher. She gives the test first and the lessons afterwards.

: But still, why should we go through such tests? Why cant we be free from problems?
God : Problems are Purposeful Roadblocks Offering Beneficial Lessons (to) Enhance Mental Strength. Inner strength comes from struggle and endurance, not when you! are free from problems.

: Frankly in the midst of so many problems, we don't know where we are heading..
God : If you look outside you will not know where you are heading.Look inside. Looking outside, you dream. Looking inside, you awaken. Eyes provide sight. Heart provides insight.

: Sometimes not succeeding fast seems to hurt more than moving in the right direction. What should I do?
God : Success is a measure as decided by others. Satisfaction is a measure as decided by you. Knowing the road ahead is more satisfying than knowing you rode ahead. You work with the compass. Let others work with the clock.

: In tough times, how do you stay motivated?
God : Always look at how far you have come rather than how far you have to go. Always count your blessing, not what you are missing.

: What surprises you about people?
God : when they suffer they ask, "why me?" When they prosper, they never ask "Why me" Everyone wishes to have truth on their side, but few want to be on the side of the truth.

: Sometimes I ask, who am I, why am I here. I cant get the answer.
God : Seek not to find who you are, but to determine who you want to be. Stop looking for a purpose as to why you are here. Create it. Life is not a process of discovery but a process of creation.

: How can I get the best out of life?
God : Face your past without regret. Handle your present with confidence. Prepare for the future without fear.

: One last question. Sometimes I feel my prayers are not answered.
God : There are no unanswered prayers. At times the answer is NO.

: Thank you for this wonderful chat.
God : Well. Keep the faith and drop the fear. Don't believe your doubts and doubt your beliefs. Life is a mystery to solve not a problem to resolve. Trust me. Life is wonderful if you know how to live. "Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take but by the moments that took our breath away!

well it answers a lot of our day to day questions..doesnt it???wat say??

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Revealing my dream....

I have been tagged by D Sinner for this post...and i apologize for the delay in responding as i was caught up with work in college..the post below this one is testimony to that

newaz for this post..the Rules
  • Reveal your dream for the world to see, either on your blog (if you’re a blogger) or in the comments of a blog (like this one).
  • Remember it’s a dream - so aim high! If your inner critic tells you that your dream isn't “realistic”, tell your inner critic to take a hike. State one of your wildest dreams AS IS.
  • Tag some other bloggers, or friends. Don’t forget this step!
  • Links back to this post are appreciated, but not essential. that’s it - start manifesting
  • one last thing, you’re allowed to have many dreams, but you don’t have to reveal EVERYTHING for the world to see - just pick one of them for this challenge. Also, the beauty of being human and having the freedom of choice is that you can always change your mind - and by setting the wheels in motion for the dream you mention you’ll be able to make an informed choice. Reveal your dream for the world to see. It’s risky, but I promise you’ll thank me down the road. Oh and please keep in touch - I want to hear how it all goes!
So here goes......

Its 5am..and the drill hooter just went off at the n my pilots run to the dressing room to put on our flight gear...within 25seconds we are dashing towards are Su 30MKI's stationed perfectly on curved just looks so majestic in the morning glory...the grey colour indicating its stealth even at the break of and my co pilot climb on and seat ourselves in the cockpit...we perform the routine checks..and the squadorn is ready to touch the kill the return victorious with our head held high(even tho this is a simulation exercise)....

the first plane takes off....mine is next...i taxi the plane to the runway...check the engine...i ve the go now...and i roar the engines of the Su 30MKI...and here we go....we just got the feeling of just a few seconds we are hovering over the limits of pune..the first plane that took off is my wingman...we go around our flight path checking out the skies for any intruders...and

suddenly..there's a blip on the enemy the vicinity...time to go MACH 3 and catch the bugger.....this is going to be fun........

Well that was my dream ...n now my turn to tag..Umang, Tabz , Vandita and Soma.

Sunday, December 2, 2007

long long time eh??

hmm...long time eh.....seems like...a long time...chronologically just a few days.....

lol....sorry for being away but then its time for choosing the company one wants to work for after an MBA....last one week has been really really a new experience for me...heres wat the weeks been like

a) made a new friend thru PG...n shes a really kewl to talk to...tries to cheer u up..when u need it the most.....pretty understanding i believe...thnx...

b) well as i said it was career time at the college...the last week has been a new learning and experience for me...5 days and 6 companies...i made it to the final stages of all the companies but cudnt get thru...didnt knw wat was going wrong..introspected alot... fmcg company in india.....realised they wanted freshers...n i wasnt one...

next...govt of the best for marketing....some govt rules and regulations related to positive discrimination were adhered to i believe.... of the best IT companies in the country..bloody idiots slotted my interview in their product division...n me being a marketing/systems guy didnt fit their another one came another company..

next....again made it to the final stage..cudnt get restrospection everyone believed that they wanted ppl for southern region operations so language wud ve played a role..

was kinda lost...full of random thots at this stage...had support of all my frnds...but still didnt knw wat to do...spoke to dad..he said.."Its good that you are going through the struggle at this stage, it's just gonna toughen u up for the future...something better is in store for u..."...these words helped a me they did...all my frnds also told me that there wud b sumthing better for me...just be patient n did all that... apparel marketing firm came...shortlisted 3 ppl for the interview..i was again one of them but i knew my chances were less than one percent owing to the interview panel that was there(cant be discussed in open)

next....a new preselection process...cleared it...went for the interview...results came at 1.45am...finally made it thru(no details here please)...felt elated...happy..relaxed...king of the world...came back to my hostel at 3am...thanked everyone..told my folks...friends..everyone i cud...went for a drive in the night..real fast one...didnt realize that my blazer was on the top of the car n it had flown off near the mess..thankfully a frnd had picked it up n returned it in the back...ate maggi with was 4am..n i was hungry...slept at like 4.30am..felt like..


i came..i saw...i fought...felt defeated...rose back from the ashes again...just like a phoenix...and won the battle..


been getting bumps for the entire day...damn my butt