Aug 25, 2010

Job Sucks ??

Why no one in this world is happy about their own job ? Does it mean that everyone in this world is caught at a wrong job ? I have been asking this question to many of my friends and relatives and also friends of friends of friends and relatives of relatives of relatives, the answer I get is unanimous, everyone says their job "sucks", so at the end of the day we all are doing work which we don't like and hence we tend to be less productive than our potential but we aspire to grow in that field and get high salaries, there seem to be a total disconnect in all these isn't it ? If I want to conduct a poll and ask all my readers of "What kind of profession you would want to be in, so that you enjoy every minute of it and be productive and proactive till the time you retire in that particular profession" I am sure all of us will find it very difficult to choose such a profession. We all are genetically designed to crib in whatever we do and the search for a fully satisfied life, never ends.

Why did I even though of penning this piece ? Yes, I am also not happy in what I am currently doing. To be honest, GOD has given me everything in life and I for no reason should even think of cribbing, but yes I am cribbing, that "something" is missing in my life and I don't know what that "something" is, funny naa ? I hate being in this IT industry for more than 13 yrs now, I don't like to drive to work, I don't like to sit in front of my laptop and keep doing the same thing again and again, at the end of the day it is all technical issues that I have to solve and GOOGLE is always there to save me if I am in deep shit, so effectively I am not doing anything which would give me some sense of satisfaction or pride in what I am doing or the kind of money I am drawing, but still I continue to do the same thing again and again, it cannot be even called as "Old wine in a new bottle", it can be called as "old wine in a cracked old bottle"

So what kind of job or profession that would enthuse me (at this point in time) ? I have now developed extreme jealous and fancy to this profession and I should admit that "Discovery Travel & Living" channel is the one which fuelled fire for this "aspiration" I would say. I want to be "Travel Journalist" who just does globetrotting on someone's money, visits all exotic locations of this globe, meet people of varied culture, color, caste and breed, mingle with them, understand their life style, enjoy their food and appreciate their routine. Well, I am sure this kind of a job will be on anyone's wish list, but no job comes without any hazards, even this job has its own share of killers which would screw your happiness, you will be always on the road, your biological clock will be at its confused best, your eating / dieting habits will go for a toss, waiting at airports for hours together and staring at void will drive you crazy, and one day you will call "I Quit"

Doing what we enjoy is boon, but enjoying what we do is life. Today I may aspire to be a travel journalist, but tomorrow I may completely hate that job, but it does not mean that today I hate my IT job and tomorrow I may completely fall in love with it, that is not going to happen, all I can do is to minimize the amount of dislikes I have in this job and start appreciating the bigger picture of it, this profession has brought me more money, respectable social status, a fearless attitude to face future, I am on the mode of "self realization" and you folks have to bear with me for a while by reading such "good-for-nothing" posts from me. I am hoping to come back with a bang with all my stories and other funny encounters of mine ... so stay tuned and please don't run away :)

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Aug 24, 2010

A Pattern Called LIFE ...

Please don't think that I have gone extremely philosophical after marriage and this post has nothing to do with the change in my marital status, this just struck me today morning when I was at loo and yes that is the time where I do some real quality thinking, that is the time when I have solved so many technical issues at work, that is the time I try to understand and analyze a problem better and yes that is the time I really dedicate to myself. I was wandering in my usual territory of "thinking-in-void" and suddenly I felt that everyone's life is nothing but a pattern, there is nothing that continues for long, or there is nothing one can do to understand or change that pattern. We tend to do something meticulously for a long long time, thinking that we will be doing only that till we hit doom, but unknowingly we change from that and keep doing some other thing and still feel as if we are going to do that till the end, life is funny isn't it ?



Once I used to collect a lot of pebbles, where ever I go, which ever place I visit, I used to pick a pebble of a stone or something from the ground and take it along with me, and I make sure that I wrap them in a paper and write where and when I picked that piece, including date and time. I did this for say some donkey years. If you take friends, every friend you acquire, you always think that he or she is gonna be with you forever and you make sure that you don’t miss them, but time being much powerful than your will and thoughts, it literally drags you away from that person and you start attaching yourself with someone else and still have the same feeling of having them forever, yes, we never learn the lessons life teaches us, we always make the same mistake again and again and hope different result every time. Food habits too follow the same suit, you may be crazy on a food item for ages, and one fine day without your conscience knowing it, you would have forgotten about that and you may not feel like having it again. I was a mad eater of Samosa and I once asked the waiter at TACOBELL if they have SAMOSA in their menu, just to get a nasty stare from him and ended up in teaching him how to make SAMOSA. Now the item I hate the most is also the same SAMOSA

Our habits, our mannerisms, our character, and our status anything you classify falls under a specific pattern right? So what is that one factor which is driving such patterns of life? I know the obvious answer would be "Change", but "Change" is not something which happens on its own, "Change" in turn is derived and driven by us and our sub-conscious mind conveniently ignores to identify the "Change", it in turn mimics and makes us realize that nothing has changed much and it is business as usual. So what made me to scribble this piece of post? I am no more in touch with most of the folks who I once thought are gonna walk with me into the pyre, I no longer play the sport which I thought is gonna be my breadwinner, I no longer have the same food habit, I no longer blog the way I used to, I no longer chat with the folks who I used to chat daily, I am no longer the same ME who I know 20 years back and yes I have crossed so many patters of my life and still think that I have not changed much. This cannot be treated much more than a "Random Ramblings" of my soul, but I will soon come up with few short stories which I have been waiting to complete.

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Aug 13, 2010

Hibernate to Standby

Ah, it’s quite refreshing to see that I myself worked out a way to come out of this hibernation and then take this step forward to post something on this blog after nearly 2 months. Yeah, blame it on the marriage and the other supporting activities that follow it. I used to be a person who will be online close to 18 hours a day, but nowadays I am not available once I get back from work and my time is purely managed by my wife, she being a home maker she literally waits for me to come and we try to spend some quality time together. We are living in a clubbed accommodation, I mean "joint-family" and there are surprises which are waiting to happen every now and then, and yes, it is happening. Some day you feel as if this life is bliss, someday you fell WTF ...



Marriage is a very big decision in anyone's life, and whatever your horoscope may say and how much ever compatibility the horoscopes have with each other, there are going to be surprises and let’s first make that very clear. Arranged marriage is a different ball game altogether, you would have to be very patient and more than that you should be a good observer and a listener. Married life is more like dealing with a set of fresher’s, but of different age groups, everyone will have their own views and perceptions and will think that their view and perception is always right, and that’s when you have to darn the hat of a project manager and then keep them under control. I bet you guys, managing people of different interests and views is not an easy joke. Ok, long story in short is, I too have been weathering few storms here and there, but situation is well under control now and I don't hope this to continue forever, what is life without worries

I have been quite busy over the fact that I don't have anything great to do, but still I was busy. I have stopped tweeting or blogging or writing stuffs which I used to do before marriage and blame it on me for being so lethargic and partly on my wife who never allows me to sit in front of my lippie once I get home, and yes this post I am doing it from office. I am trying hard to keep up the practice of blogging and this is the first step towards that. I am now close to 60 days into my married life and I have the right to say this - "Life will never be the same after marriage, you will be subjected to enormous pressure and will be thrown into situations you have never seen or faced before in your life", well, I am not saying this as statement to scare aspiring bachelors who want to get into a wed lock, I am saying this as a matter of fact and everyone should keep this in mind. Not every day will be rosy, and not every day will be thorny, it will be a mixture of both and the success lies over the fact of how frequent you are inviting thorns and how frequent you are seeing roses.

Ok enough of giving gyaan, and let me tell you all the things that went by post marriage. I moved back to Bangalore along with my family, I bought a brand new refrigerator which was purely V's choice. I went to Coorg along with V to spend my birthday all alone with her and we both had a nice time. We stayed at Orange County resorts at Coorg, and fantabulous would be an underrated statement if I have to say about Orange County; to me they are the one and only top notch resort in INDIA. I watched this INDIA - SRILANKA test series and enjoyed Sachin's double ton and the thing that pissed me off to the core was these CWG scandals and I felt really ashamed to say that I am an INDIAN, we are witnessing one of INDIA's biggest exhibition of corruption and fantastic blame game, and all our hard earned money which we paid in taxes is being wasted in front of our eyes and as usually we all were mute spectators and we could not do much about this.

It is too early for me to judge how my married life has been going so far, and hence I am not going to comment anything on that, all I wish and hope is, let life be less taxing and more relaxing.

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