Tuesday, September 30

This Day .. That Year!

Chandra Gupta Maurya's period was India's Golden era, Patni days were mine!

I love Patni for...
The best friends it gave me, whom I would treasure for life
Every single moment I spent at work
Every single request I solved
Every single mail that I sent from the production support id
Every single chat line I typed on sametime
Every single call I made from the link line
Every single mapping, report and service I created
Every single saturday and sunday spent at work running those narrowcaster services
Working on four projects at a time and winning an award for the same
Every single night spent at work fire fighting for the project which was out of schedule
Every single night spent sleeping on the conference room's round table during the MSTR production move
Every single appreciation mail which I recieved from our onsite coordinators
Teasing Hari and Johnson and Fighting with Karthikeyan
Time spent on 11th floor cafeteria with Rajee, Jayanthi and Hari
"Comedy of Errors" and the "Lived Happily Ever After" story of Jayanthi and Anand
Mani anna's Coffee and hot bajjis
Lunches with hot jalebis at Dhaba Express
Fight with Hariharan on rumors regarding his marriage
My attitude towards Hariharan on his first day in Chennai
Dinner at Palki during Hariharan's visit and all the fun we had clicking photos
Dinner at The Park and the "Charles Angels" movie with Vincent and team.
Mumbai visit for project transition
Calling a project manager as "Phokat" over chat, who later took over our project in Mumbai after transition.
All those sweet stupid chats on sametime with Ankur.
Every single tear I shed when I decided to resign
Every single promise we made to keep in touch

I have had my worst days too.. But I still treasure them.. coz people around me always made me feel special. I was too lucky to have had such a great team.

What makes this day even more special is that I joined Patni on Sept 30th 2002 and left on Sept 30th 2004. And the memories of those two years will remain forever fresh....

Four years passed !! And I am still missing it .. and I am still loving it!!

Monday, September 29

Comfortably Numb - Pink Floyd

Hello.
Is there anybody in there?
Just nod if you can hear me.
Is there anyone home?

Come on, now.
I hear youre feeling down.
Well I can ease your pain,
Get you on your feet again.

Relax.
I need some information first.
Just the basic facts:
Can you show me where it hurts?

There is no pain, you are receding.
A distant ships smoke on the horizon.
You are only coming through in waves.
Your lips move but I cant hear what youre sayin.
When I was a child I had a fever.
My hands felt just like two balloons.
Now I got that feeling once again.
I cant explain, you would not understand.
This is not how I am.
I have become comfortably numb.

Ok.
Just a little pinprick. [ping]
Therell be no more --aaaaaahhhhh!
But you may feel a little sick.

Can you stand up?
I do believe its working. good.
Thatll keep you going for the show.
Come on its time to go.

There is no pain, you are receding.
A distant ships smoke on the horizon.
You are only coming through in waves.
Your lips move but I cant hear what youre sayin.
When I was a child I caught a fleeting glimpse,
Out of the corner of my eye.
I turned to look but it was gone.
I cannot put my finger on it now.
The child is grown, the dream is gone.
I have become comfortably numb.

Friday, September 26

Happy weekend!!

To all those lurking around here...

Wish you all a very happy weekend !!

Thursday, September 25

Select a Name for our cricket team!!

The task of selecting the name of our location's cricket team was given to a few freshers in my team. Our office building's name is STC, so they wanted the name of the cricket team should also be something abreviating to STC.

Keeping in mind the past records of our location's team , bang came the first suggestion...
STC - SAVE The Champions!!!

The list of other suggestions were ::

STC ! Society of Trusted Champions
Spirit of the champions
Shine with the Champions
Stunt with the Champions
Sport with the Champions
Stock of the Champions
Save the Champions
Struggle for the Champions
Souls of the Champions
Stars among the Champions
Spark of the Champions
Sparkle with the Champions
Scintillate with the Champions
Sizzlers -The Champions
Salute the Champions
Scrambled Eggheads- The Champions!
Sa-ro-ja The Champions

My personal favourite was Scrambled Eggheads- The Champions!

Can you guys think of any better name for our team!!

Monday, September 15

New post on Denzel

Shameless Publicity .. Again!!
New post on Denzel blog

Happy Friendship Day!!

You guys must be wondering. I can see question marks on your face. Friendship day in Sept.. No .. I am not crazy.

Yup.. Today is our friendship day and I would not miss wishing my friends Sandeep and Naresh on this day.

This is something which I wrote about Sandeep and Naresh, long time back on my blog..

Name : Naresh
Pet Name: Cobra
About : He was always there to giude me and advice me.

Name : Sandeep
Pet Name: Sandy
About : If you have never met a sumo wrestler, come to India, here is the one for you but beware - he's too sweet to handle.





Happy Birthday Naresh!!


Sandeep .. If you reading this blog.. I would like you to know that even now.. I call it "A Friendship by Accident"

Friday, September 12

Irregardless

I don't need you anymore
You left me feeling sore
But now that's no more
How I loved you with all my heart
Until we had to part
Oh how you broke my heart
Now I don't need you anymore
You left me feeling sore
But now that's no more
I used to wish that you would stay
Even just for another day
Now I'm glad you didn't stay
Cause I don't need you anymore
You left me feeling sore
But now that's no more
I have gotten over you
Now I can say that's true
I no longer love you
And I don't need you anymore
You left me feeling sore
But now that's no more
Yeah I don't need you anymore
You left me feeling sore
But now that's no more
No now that's no more

Artist: Harmony Lyrics

Thursday, September 11

Onam - Pookkalam Competition

There was Pookkalam competition at our office as a part of Onam celebration. And our team won the second prize.. This was our pookkolam..



And the pookkolam which got the first prize was


Happy Onam to all!!!!

Wednesday, September 10

Finally!!

koi fariyaad

My husband plays this song in the car whenever he finds me in a very bad mood. And I happened to be in one such bad mood over this weekend. The moment the play button was pressed, flashback scenes came rushing to my head and I could see those tortoise mosquito coils going round and round.


We watched this movie on friendship day of our college final year. We loved the songs. I remember, the whole of our batch, sitting in one room, hearing to this song , over 100 times on one night.

koi fariyaad, tere dil mein, dabee ho jaise
tune aankhon, se koi baat, kahi ho jaise
jaagte jaagte, ik umr, katee ho jaise
jaan baki, hai magar saans, ruki ho jaise


(Priyanshu Chatterjee’s dialogue: jaanta hun, aapko sahare ki zarurat nahi, main sirf saatah dene aaya hun)

har mulaqat pe, mehsoos, yehi hota hai
mujhse kuch, teri nazar, pooch rahi ho jaise
raah chalte, hue aksar, ye gumaah hota hai
wo nazar chup ke, mujhe, dekh rahi ho jaise

ek lamhe, mein simat aaya, sadiyon ka safar
zindagi tez, bohat tez, chali ho jaise
iss tarah pehron tujhe, sochta rehta, hun main
meri har saans, tere naam, likhi ho, jaise

koi fariyaad, tere dil mein, dabee ho jaise
tune aankhon, se koi baat, kahi ho jaise
jaagte jaagte, ik umr, katee ho jaise
jaan baki, hai magar saans, ruki ho jaise

Monday, September 8

Kahlil Gibran on Marriage

Then Almitra spoke again and said, And what of Marriage, Master?
And he answered saying:You were born together, and together you shall be forevermore.
You shall be together when the white wings of death scatter your days.
Ay, you shall be together even in the silent memory of God.
But let there be spaces in your togetherness,
And let the winds of the heavens dance between you.

Love one another, but make not a bond of love:
Let it rather be a moving sea between the shores of your souls.
Fill each other's cup but drink not from one cup.
Give one another of your bread but eat not from the same loaf.
Sing and dance together and be joyous, but let each one of you be alone,
Even as the strings of a lute are alone though they quiver with the same music.

Give your hearts, but not into each other's keeping.
For only the hand of Life can contain your hearts.
And stand together yet not too near together:
For the pillars of the temple stand apart,
And the oak tree and the cypress grow not in each other's shadow.


I now understand why some people use Kahlil Gibran's poem as their marriage vow. This is one of the most wonderful poem on relationships, I have ever read.

Friday, September 5

हम बेखुदी में

हम उम्म्म हम हम हम हम आ आ आ चले गए
हम बेखुदी में तुम को पुकारे चले गए हम..
हम बेखुदी में तुम को पुकारे चले गए
सागर में ज़िन्दगी को उतारे चले गए हम॥

देखा की यह तुम्हे हम बनके दीवाना
उतरा हो नशा तो हम ने यह जाना
सारे वोह ज़िन्दगी के सहारे चले गए
हम बेखुदी में तुम को पुकारे चले गए हम॥

तुम तो न कहो हम ख़ुद ही से खेले
डूबे नहीं हमी यूँ नशे में अकेले
शीशे में आप को भी उतारे चले गए
हम बेखुदी में तुम को पुकारे चले गए
सागर में ज़िन्दगी को उतारे चले गए हम..

Wednesday, September 3

From the day I posted my bucketlist with the wish to visit Denmark , I have been getting some hits from a IP address registered at Denmark...


I wonder if it is atually someone browsing from Denmark, or some soul (troubled) sitting in some corner cubicle of one of the Indian IT companies and working for some European client.

Kangalal paarpadhum poi, kaadal ketpadhum poi, Theera visarippadhe mei..

Trivia:
The names of the three monkeys which pose for HEAR NO EVIL, SPEAK NO EVIL, SEE NO EVIL are : Mizaru, Kikazaru and Iwazaru

An Update: Sep 5th 2008


Its nice to see my child go places

Monday, September 1

Happy Birthday Aapiser!!

Birthday’s are always time for us to celebrate and eat cakes and enjoy….
It has become a culture now to get a cake for the bday boy/girl ( To be read as BAKRA) … Also, Lot of discussions about choosing the venue for the treat.

So here comes the birthday of one of the key members of our group..
He is called as "AMBANI" by some and as "Aapiser" by most of us.

It is a unique experience working with him. He is a Perennial source of ideas.
We always send our work for review to him atleast two or three days before the actual delivery. Because he would for sure come up with the best logic with far better performance than what we had initially designed.

I was working on converting a code to ETL package and was breaking my head when the ouput of the code was different from that of the package I developed. I was literally brooding over that logic for more than 8 hours. And it took him exactly 10 minutes to crack the issue and to point out that I had missed to comment out a part of the ETL logic. I am forever indebted to him cause he helped me in realizing that I can also be the dumbest of the dumb and hence shattered my forever towering ego :P

So Here I am wishing our MS - Guru a very happy and a wonderful Birthday!!

Have a Blast "Aapiser"