Its getting better everyday..

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

New journey..

Again..the same thing. Its been 20 days since I keyed down last for the blog. Ohh..yes, I am writing mails and doing every other thing. Only this blogging was for a hold. The reason. Not so obvious, but that, I was still looking for a triggering event to make me write. The event happened and my fingers are making now the ubiquitious noice responsible for making India appear in the global map of globalization. You didnt get it? I am talking about the sound of the key board.

I enjoyed yesterday, thoroughly with an event known as Townhall at my newly oined firm..RBS. Yes, Royal bank of scotland. Only yesterday, did I realize how big RBS is and how far its reach is. Frankly speaking it was first time I saw foreigners speaking for an hour which made quite a sense to me also. I realized yesterday that the man who was speaking before me was the director of the development unit. Quite a big shot !! huh.

Its always a nice and a proud feeling to associate yourself to a big brand, which is additionally a global brand. Really global. It was nice to see the director speak about the contributions each one can make. He spoke about how every one can improve in life on daily basis. This reminded me of my stint at Infy where similar life improvising words were being spoken by NRN. Excellence resides inside you. Same words by two people of two different nation and with two different ideas in mind, but the fundamental remains the same.

Mike errington(another big shot) had his b'day yesterday so it was nice to see him cutting the cake also. And after that was the awaited event. The DJ night. I was missing this part quite much in RBS which used to happen in Infy quite regularly.The dance party was fabulous and nerve recking to say the least. I was giving atleast 80% of mine while dancing if not cent%.

Similar things to see before the dance floor. Music on, DJ calling and people waiting for some one to make a start. Who is gonna take the initiative? You, me or he ? Its at this place leaders come out informally and make the crowd feel at ease. India needs leaders at all front. Who can make the crowd feel at ease and lead the journey. I am sad that I didnt initiate, but then I initiated so many things after I joined the floor.

Pause, I havent ended yet. This is just the positive part of the story. I need to write another blog all together about " how much I hate gurgaon ".

Till then stay mature wine.

Friday, June 01, 2007

Life..full of surprises

Its long time since I worked last. Little did I know that after not joining my new job for a holiday will be a risky thing to do. Its almost a dream now to join the same. I am gradually forgetting all the tech fundas and to some extent my org and soft skills.

I am getting irritated easily and people to me seem ingenuine so easily. I am just disgusted of any non working place. Damn ! people are so desperate to proov their "I am also something" attitude. What makes them do so? Personally, I feel so people do it less for a genuine cause and more for confidence boosting. That is how the society is going today. People are doing wrong things to make them stand at ease inspite of working hard to get some bread and butter.

The latest "gurjar" kaand is testimony to my belief. What an irony! ha ha ha ..people trying to show them more downtrodden in order to go ahead. That is how India works. Meritocracy is out of question. No body wants to work hard. They can work hard to stop the buses at Delhi-Jaipur highway or Delhi-Agra highway to make the govt give them more "supposedly" humiliating tag of "ST" when they are already OBC. Why cant they work hard for any exam and take good marks and then enjoy all the facilities? No..This is India. I doubt whether this is happening in any emerging economy other than India.

Not only does this diverts the attention and not to mention "money" of govt to control the situation, It also makes the normal junta chew hard nuts to do anything mundane when the city is being curfewed and the highways are blocked. And if any entrance exam is near by, it does makes the students fail to even attend it..which is what happened for students at KOTA who prepared for AIIMS entrance exam and failed to write it.

Its a real unpleasant surprise for those hard working students who burnt the proverbial midnight oil for two years and prepared for exams. Anything that can be done? Yes, shoot at sight ! Thats a perfect remedy for people who are themselves involved in burning people who are not even related to it...if only govt pays attention to the verdict given by the KOTA students.

I am,because of the blocked highway,on the verge of extending my holidays even more. I dont want to do it but am helpless and a mere mute spectator to what is happening right now. MR APJ !!! please control the situation by amending prez rule over rajasthan.