Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Either you are going to work or .........

 
I started working in September 2006, [Holy!!! That’s almost 3 years, which gave me the epiphany that I am getting old... :(]. After my first project, I was asked to move out to another project by our resource manager. On 24th May 2007, I was supposed to meet the new project manager, so as to have a brief overview about the new project. From what I heard from the project manager, I understood that it was the kind of work which I never wanted to do in my life. So right after the meeting, I went and met the resource manager and told (read pleaded) her to get me out of the situation. I spoke to her for almost two hours but in vain. She kept giving me the reason that I am not experienced enough to get a project of my choice. Finally, she told me something which I can never ever forget in my life, "Either you are going to work in that project or you are out of Wipro. Choice is yours".
 
   
That day I went back from office with a heavy heart and a numb mind. I wondered why a person is forced to do something which he dislikes. All I could do was pray about it. The next day was even more terrible. With the frequent calls from the so called Resource manager, I finally decided to give in. I agreed to join the new project. I thought of joining the new project and then quitting from the company itself.
 
 
But a miracle happened the next Monday, there was a new requirement in my previous project and they wanted me to be there. When I call it a miracle, understand the fact that there was no requirement at all in the project till that Friday. Monday morning, it suddenly came out of the blue. When my manager called up the resource manger to tell her that he wants to retain me, she said that she will find another resource for him and let him move to the other project. But miracle happened again, Lord worked through the technical manager (who dint even knew me) in my account. He spoke and solved the issue stating that, my resume has already been sent to the client for interview. Just the pure grace of the Lord almighty.
 
   
“In his time, he makes all things beautiful“
 
   
P.S: As a matter of fact, the lady resource manager is out of Wipro now and I am still working in the same account, in the same project till date. Amazing grace!!!
 
 

Monday, April 20, 2009

Thought Bubble - 4



".....Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. By  faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that the  things which are seen were not made of things which are visible....."

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Thought Bubble - 3



.....I cant love anyone else in the world as I love you and no one else in the whole world can love you as I love you.....

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Men will always be men!!!

I read this on cricinfo, sometime back...

"The first testicular guard was used in cricket in 1874 and the first helmet was used in 1974. It took 100 years for men to realize that the brain is also important!"

Need I say more.....?

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Thought Bubble - 2



..........it’s like this you know, when a book is kept really really close to your eyes, it’s very difficult to even read the alphabets which make up a word..........

Shoe Throwers!!!



 
 
 
Yet another shoe throwing incident during a press conference, this time the lime light is on India. The perpetrator Jarnail Singh is an employer of Dainik Jagran. Now to the best part of the whole melodrama,
 
          

           1. Akali Dal (Collection of Sikh political parties mainly based out of Punjab) offered Jarnail Singh a reward of whopping Rs 2 Lakh and also a LS ticket from the Amritsar constituency. (All this for throwing shoes??? I am off for a press conference with an extra pair of shoes.)
 
2. PC said “I forgive him”. (He managed his composure and acted as a gentleman but won’t that motivate the aspiring to be “Shoe throwers”???) 


 
I won’t be surprised to see “Shoes strictly prohibited” board outside the press conference rooms in the near future and I am waiting to read about more and more “How-XXXX-dodged-shoe-attack” articles.


P.S: Image Source - http://topnews.in/files/P.Chidambaram-Shoe.Jpg

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Thought Bubble - 1




...........may be like chemotherapy or radiation given to a cancer patient.. it just helps the patient to be alive a little more time.. but the patient as well as the doctor knows the end result that the he/she is going to die......

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Missing rain …

   
   
 
When I was a kid, the season I loved the most was “Reverse Monsoons”. The Reverse monsoons, actually happens during the return of the southwest monsoon winds. These rains ( Thulavarsham - as it rains during the Malayalam month of Thulam) are in the months of October and November and sometimes lasts till December. Anyways, don’t get me wrong here, am no climatologist. All the above details are just the outcome of googling. What I loved the most about this season is that, the day time would be all normal and sunny, and it starts getting dark and cloudy by around 1630-1700. Heavy afternoon or rather evening showers accompanied by thunder and lightening is the main characteristic of this season.
 
 

Last weekend, I had gone home to attend one of my friend’s brothers wedding. On Saturday evening, while I was out with my friend it suddenly became very cloudy and dark. We were on bike; the wind was blowing so hard that we were not at all able to go on. So we stopped and stood in a near by shop. When I was standing there I realized how much I missed rains in my life these days. That pit stop made me nostalgic and did refresh quite a lot of good old memories.


 
 
Now I am back at Chennai, and now I know how much I miss rains. I miss the smell of rain, the fresh smell of the moisture that rises up as the raindrops hit the earth. Somehow rain just doesn't smell the same in Chennai (read “it smells pathetic”). Alone in my room, listening to the sound of the raindrops is another thing I miss. Sitting by the verandah, having a coffee and the wind blowing droplets of water onto my face, inexpressible the joy I get.
 
 

Now, I am not saying that it doesn’t rain at Chennai, it does rain and the plight of Chennai becomes so bad that we start thinking that it was better if it hadn’t rained. I have no hiccups with Chennai, it’s a good place to be at except for the climate.