I have been away from blogging for a while now .I have been working a lot these days. It is enjoyable, yet exhausting. This has a disadvantage to it , though. I seem to find less time for the people near and dear to me. Today, even Siri stopped responding to me. I kept shouting “Hey Siri“, but no response at all. Seems like she … Continue reading Social Waves
A few days ago, I suddenly realized that I am mortal, so my body needs regular medical checkups. This meant that I needed to visit a hospital and undergo a few tests. Incidentally, I had a meeting later in the day, so I was all suited up. I stood in the queue for registering myself for a blood test and an Xray,when I noticed that … Continue reading Power of a suit
Earlier in the month, I had published a write-up on the people we see in the mall.To read that article, click here : Mall visits… Part 1 These are the people who inspire us to go to the mall. These are the people who spark my quest to observe human behaviour from various countries around the world. Before we proceed to the anecdote, I want to … Continue reading Mall Visits…Part 2
Visiting a mall is extremely entertaining. There are thousands of people around, which means there are a thousand different opportunities to observe human behavior and quirks. In one such visit recently, I came across once such incident. Now, I am not very good at any language other than English and my native, but actions speak louder than words. So all this is my take on the … Continue reading Mall visits… Part 1
A guy came into office today, swapped in , logged into his computer. Five minutes later, he got up and left. Reason : He had forgotten he had applied for a leave today and did not know that it was sanctioned. That, is what I call dedication. Continue reading Dedication
That time , When you place a call for some official work, and the other person does not have an answer to your questions, But instead of actually saying the customary “I will get back to you on this”, this person tries to sound as if the telephone line is breaking up… But you can clearly hear the guy sitting next to this person, … Continue reading Bad telephone line
So, I just came back to Doha. This is not my first visit, of course, which gave me a new insight into the term “homesickness”. The funny thing about my home sickness, is that it can’t even decide my actual home. I keep missing being away from India, till the time I am in India. I keep missing India when I am away from India. … Continue reading Home , away from Home
I visited my bank today. As per my habit, I was observing the people around me while waiting for my turn. I saw a mother, with her kid, approximately 5 to 7 years of age. The kid was standing quietly by the side of her mother, staring at people around her. I like such well behaved kids. After a few minutes, the mother fed the … Continue reading Treating kids
You know in the old days, (wow… I feel very old now) i.e. 10 years back kids used to play outside and used to beg for more mins before coming home. I know I did. Life was simpler back then. You play for two hours everyday except Sundays and vacations, then study for a few hours and sleep soundly till you reach the high school. … Continue reading Kids and the pressure cooker.
We live in a modern age. An age where we live a fast life. Everyone is in a hurry to do something. It could be the haste to get education, haste to get married and settle down, haste to earn loads of money, haste to retire, haste to cross the road, anything… But in our haste, are we not forgetting to live life ? to … Continue reading Priorities
It is Qatar national sports day today. The Emir has graciously declared it as a holiday. He wants people to play on a day, which I think is an extremely good gesture, seeing that more and more kids as well as adults seem to be avoiding the open grounds. To honour the Emir’s wishes, we decided to play cricket. Truth be told, we Indians simply … Continue reading Sandy Cricket
I have been living in Doha for a better part of a month now. One thing I noticed is, there are a lot of Indians here. Especially people from Kerala. I have been staying in a hotel for 15 days (the bill was enormous, but there was no other way), when I noticed a few things. First thing I noticed when i entered Doha, was … Continue reading Life…and tips
I was in a shopping center recently. Yes, I am in a habit of spending exorbitant amount of money on clothes. But that’s not the point. There was a guy standing in the middle of the passage. Ignoring the social norm of ignorance, i.e minding my own business, I asked him why he was standing right in the middle. “I am waiting for someone “, … Continue reading The wait….
I was going home from work yesterday. TGIF in my mind, going over the infinite possible things not to do on the weekend while trying not to bump into any other vehicle. Now, I try to follow the traffic rules, which I know, is unorthodox for a person living in Pune. (the city is full of notoriously traffic signal flouting maniacs). So during one such … Continue reading We Dont need no, education
I have a bad habit of taking a walk late in the evening , usually with a close friend of mine. Yesterday, was one such time. We were walking in the the shadows accompanied by our usual tomfoolery , when I noticed a dog by the side of the road. The dog was skinny, as if it was no fed for days now and twitching … Continue reading A Dog’s Life ?
मे-जून चा साधारण अप्रेजल चा काळ. आज फायनल लेटर मिळणार होतं. सकाळपासून डोक्यात विचारांचा भुंगा कीणकीणत होता. वर्षभर जरा चांगलं काम झालं होतं. चक्क टिम लीड कडून आणि म्यानेजर कडून फारच चांगले रेटिंग मिळाले होते…जे घडत नाही ते याची देही याची डोळा पाहिल्यामुळे डोळे फाटायची वेळ आली होती! तर आज काय होईल याचाच भुंगा डोक्यात रुंजी घालत होता. संध्याकाळी जेव्हा टीम लीड ने लेटर मोठा … Continue reading “सुख” म्हणजे नक्की काय असतं? (आम्ही ‘कॅब’वाले…)
वेळ साधारण सकाळची ३:३० – ४ ची …किंवा ११:३० – १२ ची …किंवा रात्री ७:३० – ८ चि… मोबाईल कर्कश्य आवाजात किणकिणतो…. पलीकडून, “…, हा … ह्याल्लो … अवधूत सर…. पिकअप आहे?”… इकडून मी…”हा…आहे. किती वाजे पर्यंत कॅब येइ… ” …तो पर्यंत पलीकडच्या धसमुसळ्या ट्रान्सपोर्ट वाल्या कोर्डीनेटरने फोन ठेवलेला (आदळलेला) असतो… शिफ्ट सकाळची (मॉर्निंग) किंवा रात्री ची (नाईट) असेल आणि झोपमोड झाली असेल तर दोन … Continue reading आम्ही ‘कॅब’वाले…
Greetings, I have the annoying habit of attending various musical programs in and around my house. Now you might be wondering why I state it as annoying, so before moving ahead, let me clarify. It is an annoying habit because most often, I am not invited for these concerts.When People find that out, they tend to throw some frowns my way. Anyway, during one such … Continue reading Why, oh Why ???
Hello Reader, I work with a company which provides IT related services to customers all over the world. We have an operations call with our senior management, once a day, to give updates on the tasks completed during the day or ask any queries about the deliveries for any project. During the call, I observed that one of the teams always ended their update with … Continue reading IT’s escalations