Saturday, December 31, 2005

The New Years Bash - 2005

There should have been a big bash - in the scenic locales of GOA.
Life - however takes its own set of turns and twists. So I ended up in Delhi!!

But it was fun.. :-) and I mean real fun.

As a prelude to the last nite - we went partying on the 30th as well. I played bare chested (lmost) and then laded up in bed all day on the 31st as the cold weather had hit me hard. I wasn't sure I was going anyplace tonite. Mom-dad got me thru the day and we ended up at Gaurav & Niharikas place to bid adieu to 2005.
This has been an eventful year - no doubt on that!!!
This was a small get together for the 6 of us and we made the most of it. I couldn;t get enough of the Biryani, booze & Butter chicken (not necessarily in that order)

That's Tina'n'me gettin ready to go...

Gaurav & Rika - the lovely couple who had us over for Dinner
Surabhi & Tina on the phone.

The real funny thing was that at midnight - everybody went for their phones and the dang network was jammed up as hell...
What is this world coming to?
Sunny was the only one who actually managed to get through on the clogged networks. The only hitch was that nobody was picking up the phone at the other end!!! LOL

Saturday, December 24, 2005

Merry Xmas

Yes - This Xmas might just be X-Rated!!!! (X here means FUN - not what you were thinkin )

We (Tina & me) spent it with friends - Niharika, Gaurav, Sunny Surabhi and Shamit.
It was a blast!! and I mean a real blast @ shamits place..

We were meeting Sunny , Surabhi and Shamit (3s') for the very forst time. At the end of it - it didn't feel that way. We got there at half past 10 and continued laughing our guts out till half past 3 in the morning. They actualy thought Tina and me were not Brother and sister - till we told'em and cleared the air.

This was way past the hour when the chimes struck in the clock tower at Bethlehem and heralded the beginning of a new era.

Gaurav & Niharika (GnR)- chillin!!

Sunny and Surabhi - sunny doing his thing!!

Shamit -Sunny - Gaurav. What a Trio!!!

Is that a Bottle in Sunnys hand down there or what!!!

Thursday, December 22, 2005

Another Foggy Bottom Day

This time around the entire city was affected.
Layer upon layer of the Fog descended from the heavens above - kinda like that hymn we sang at School: "Showers of Blessings"

I still remember the lyrics to a certain extent. Let me put them down as a reprise.

There shall be showers of blessing
This is the promise of love;
There shall be seasons refreshing,
Sent from the Savior above.

Showers of blessing,
Showers of blessing we need
Mercy drops round us are falling,
But for the showers we plead

Still a few days to go for Christmas - yet the season has begun.
So what if we can't have Snow. The fog will do for awhile. :-)

And gues what - I seem to get into a sneezing fit every hour or so. This is a collection of 3-8 sneezes at a go akin to a mail train. Then my colleague from the bay sends me her "god bless you"s.

God knows - I need them.

Wednesday, December 21, 2005

Foghorn ahoy!!!

Bring out the Foghorns!!!
The Titanic is going to sink.. well actually collide first.

22nd December '05- Ugly Kid Fog rears his head early in the Morning in Gurgaon. All I see are the clouds on the ground. And guess what it only affected Gurgaon - no impact on Delhi!!

It gives me impetus to get home on time :-)

Dats me... walking in the clouds :-)

Tuesday, December 20, 2005

Creativity Lost!!

John is very creative.
He put his creative thoughts online.
That was extremely tough - given the fact that he is not used to a lot of hard work. He is more of the guy who gives intelligence (consultant) than actually type it out....

Now the guys at shut his shop and ran away with all that Creativity.
He is left wondering how to recover his thoughts – which I must admit had me asking for more.

Anyone who can help him - please do so...

Saturday, December 17, 2005

ELEVATE with DJ Sasha (17 Dec)

This was supposed to be a pretty happening event.
Saturday Nite - Cool place- hot music - even hotter women and the like.

It started off with a good dinner at the Kasbah in GK-1 where I got to meet the members of Tina's (my sis) gang. Very nice and friendly people - all of them!!!

The challenge started when we entered CLub Elevate. They'd hyped up this event of DJ SASHA playing at their club to such an extent that they proved right the old saying - EXPECTATIONS REDUCE JOY.

The music - totally club and trance is great for sometime, OK for a while and then it starts to jangle the nerves. Add to that the fact that you pay a 1500 entry charge - which is NOT a cover. The place is big but it was jam-packed and the floor was only for keeping your feet there - not for dancing. Again - since it was sponsored by SMIRNOFF - Vodka was the only liquid appetizer on offer.
Everybody was pushing everybody else around and picking up an argument wasn't all that tough. We also picked it up with 2 SURDS(the turbanned variety) - unluckily - calmer heads prevailed. At least that ways - we'd have gotten some action.... just kidding - they'd probably have beaten the crap out of us :-)
We dance a bit - till abuot 2AM and then headed home - totally out of synch.
The highlight of the evening/ night was the double scoop of Baskin Robbin chocolate ice cream that I picked up on the way out of the plaza.
Ahhh- to be able to sin !!!!

Sunday, December 11, 2005

Reasons to drink ( water & alcohol)

Everybody has theirs - I have mine!!!

  1. When I need to be healthy
  2. When I need to flush the toxins....
  3. When I'm happy!:-)
  4. When I'm sad!:-(
  5. When I'm heart-broken!!! :-((
  6. When a friend is heart-broken (with the friend of course)
  7. When I need to recover from last night!
  8. Because I don't drive
  9. When I need to forget
  10. To un-depress myself. Somehow this never works.
  11. It brings out the raw emotions
  12. When I need to be social.
  13. The world is hazy...
  14. To get to the beat of the music.
  15. I feel sorry for people who don't drink. When they wake up in the morning, that's as good as they're going to feel all day."
  16. When we drink, we get drunk. When we get drunk, we fall asleep. When we fall asleep, we commit no sin. When we commit no sin, we go to heaven.
  17. And God said, "Let there be vodka!" And He saw that it was good. Then God said, "Let there be light!" And then He said, "Whoa - too much light!"
  18. Because it's a good replacement for ass-kissing!
  19. Because I want to
  20. Because it has less calories per pint than typical healthy drinks
  21. Beacuse beauty is only a few drinks away
  22. Because I like the thought of indulging in a bit of epicurean debauchery every once in a while.
  23. Cos' I need to get high... cheaply!
  24. It reduces stress
  25. Increases job satisfaction because if you have a bad job you don't care.

These do not reflect my state of mind. All of them have come into play at one time or another.

I'd love it if you could add some more...

PS : Never write about drinking when you're drinking and upset.
It upsets the hell out of your life - even more!!

Saturday, December 10, 2005

The Neal'n'Nikki Thingie

I was really there to see Nikki.
Tanisha is definietely HOT.
Uday looks like a jumped up wimp - with lipstick - his red lips kinda like stand out the whole film!!!

Well - actually Dad managed first day pics for the film and there was no reason not to go.This movie has been made for fanatics.
I mean - at least 60% of it is dedicated to exploring the female anatomy. It would be a little gross - but - the director (his name is Arjun Sablok - does no justice to the name) jhas gone overboard on his focus on - breasts , getting laid & poorly executed lip-locks. The lead duo have no chemistry when they do it - at least not something that's evident.
Reminiscing about Madhuri (Dayavaan ) & Karishma (Raja Hindustaani) - they had spunk put into those moments. These scenes in NNN were pathetically American and that too without the emotions.

The movie was a treat for the male eyes - nothin beyond that.
Oh - I did like the climax though!!!

Thursday, December 01, 2005

1st Dec 05 - A new beginning

Day o at NIIT.
I'm in the Higher Education (aka higher ed) Division.
They still have to figure out a project and workstation for me - i'm in no hurry.
The break could be useful.

Travelling is gonna be a bummer though.

Monday, November 28, 2005

What can you really say abt life...

Never knock on Death's door: ring the doorbell and run (he hates that).
Yeah - he does.

If God wanted me to touch my toes, he would have put them on my knees.
What's with all the exercising? Can't we just live life like it's meant to be...

Lead me not into temptation (I can find the way myself)
Just like water - only, I flow upwards.

I tried to get a life once, but they were out of stock.
So I decided to make mine better than the ones on offer

Eagles may soar, but weasels don't get sucked into jet engines.
You don't have to be from IIT-IIM, Symbiosis will do just fine.

If at first you don't succeed, destroy all evidence that you tried.
Yes - I only gave the Symbiosis entrance exam - never even tried for the IIMs :-)

Monday is an awful way to spend 1/7 of your life.
Today is Monday... yechhh

Sunday, November 27, 2005

Guess what??

I'd been receiving HI5 ofers from some of my friends for awhile now.
So here I am -all SIGNED Up.

Just click the link below and come right in :-)

THis is supposed to be my personal invitation or something like that. LOL

But it works.

Friday, November 25, 2005

Nov 25

I'm Home
I'm home again...

This time I should be around for awhile.

I'll be staying in a house close to home. In fact it's just around the corener.
So we had a purification session for the new dwelling as also to welcome me back.

That's my Bua (Dads sister)all set up for the Puja

My Bhabhi - watching over the Proceedings in the middle.

That's Dad and Mom sitting around the Holy Fire.

My job (apart from the photographs) was to sit, keep up with their chants as much as possible, and keep pouring in the oil(Ghee) everytime my aunt went ,"SWAHA".
We left after the prayes, the fire was allowed to burn out - and it took a close to 5 hrs to do so. That's something. Consequently, when I went home to check on things (at night), the house was all smoked up.
I wasn't expecting this kind of a welcome. SO it totally bowled me over. I ain't fakin' it when I say - WOW!!!

Friday, November 18, 2005

November 18,2005

My Last working Week at LB.

There is a sense of closure to this week. Seems like I'll be starting something new.
Yes - my move to NIIT will be good for life.

Closing out the meetings - saying goodbyes - some never to meet again!!

It leaves a tear in the eye - but the winds of time will blow that dry.

So it begins...

Tuesday, November 08, 2005

8th November

  • Reshmas last day today. She's off on one long sabbatical after this. This one hurts - she was one of the very few genuine people one will meet in the path of life. She told me to be good and do well.
  • The famous incident of the mistaken "girl whom arjun is marrying" also occurred on the 8th. Actually it occurred on the 7th - but was reported in the local grapevine on the 8th morning. It was a 'not so simple' case of mistaken identity. There is a picture on my desk - carrying in it the pictorial representations of 4 males & 1 female of our testing team. I am one of the 4 males depicted therein. A local warm body viewed the picture and commented that this was the young lady i was to marry. The news got interesting because that individual had not seen my lady and sat 3.5 metres from the depicted girl in the office. The poor lady was embarassed beyond doubt till the evening as people went and kept congratulating her. The individual who'd CREATED THE STIR, remained unmoved.

Monday, November 07, 2005

7th November

Mondays - my idea of a whole lot of fun - 5 more days to go!!
  • Vikram was on a half -day. He had to leave his family to the Station.Cat is away - mice will play
  • Raghav went to see his wife off to Delhi too. This mouse will not play. He will stay late in office without any worry now.
  • Vivek is back after a weeks vacation. He had an exciting Diwali week. On calls all day - parties at night.
  • I went to book my tickets to Nagpur. Should be able to spend this weekend with Jigyasa. Will collect the tickets tomorrow.
  • Project testing coming along OK. Lets see what tomorrow does for us.

Thursday, November 03, 2005

3rd November
Tough Day - lotsa work - trying to download VPCs from the FTP
Its 3:30 am here on the 4th and I'm stilll not sure this is going anywhere.

Got to spend a lot of time in office and have meaningful discussions with SUmanta in the US and the Guards at our reception desk.
I would so so like to hit the sack!!!!

I did a lot of arguing today - you know - one of those days!!
Hopefully Friday'll be better

Wednesday, November 02, 2005

Diwali Dhamaaka (a.k.a. explosion)

• Tina (my sis) landed up late – so we got late getting to Boss’ home.

• Vikram & Monica have a nice place and the twosome are awesome. They exude warmth and happiness I sacrificed Bhabhis home made kachoris in favor of Vrindas Malayalam special lunch. It wasn't an easy decision - but one that I made with a very heavy heart. I'm sure I could have eaten the Kachoris and lunch - but Tina was showing me eyes....!!

That's the Lunch I'm writing about
• Vrinda is an excellent cook and a great host – she actually left her meal midway to make more rice for the hungry me!!!

• Tina and me did the Rangoli , the Diyas and the Puja after that – it was the way things were supposed to be done.

• Crackers, drinks’n’dinner followed at Shiladityas place as we settled down for a late evening get together and made animated conversation.

This was one of the better Diwalis that I’ve celebrated. Was fortunate enough to be with people who care.
I do believe that the next one will be better!!!

Thursday, October 27, 2005

News for the Day(s)

25th October

  • I got through with my interviews at NIIT.
26th October

  • Confirmed the numbers with NIIT, and accepted their offer
  • Informed Vikram that I will be moving on. Still have to convey the message to DHL (Delivery head from Ludhiana)
  • Went for "Flight Plan" at night
27th October

  • I complete 1 Year at Lionbridge
  • Not too much work today. Want to spend more time talking to her.
  • Mom-Dad are happy that I'm moving back to Delhi. Actually even planning to stay in Gurgaon.

Wednesday, October 19, 2005

NEWS for the DAY - 19th Oct '05
  1. Watched 2 more friends land new jobs - what am I doing????
  2. Spilt Juice on Gayatris table - ate sandwiches with her.
  3. Poked loads of fun at Vrindas idea of "fun"- some people are tooo old to have fun these days
  4. Worked on the Kickoff preparations for a new project on the 20thOctober.
  5. Watched Raghav shift into the lucky chair - by my side - it's been the passport to a new job for all those who've sat there
  6. Went in for a counselling session with our Training Manager - still wondering if I paid attention to what was said or who said it.
  7. Got a hold of John Wesleys new email ID. He seems to be settling down at WIPRO
  8. I still have to reply to Malliks SMS - he is in a high pressure situation at Nipuna

Almost became a great day.

Tuesday, October 18, 2005

NEWS for the DAY - 18th Oct '05
  1. Got into a meeting which wasted most of my day
  2. Ran around in loops - in discussions which led me nowhere
  3. Got an interview call with a competitors organization
  4. Changed my MSN callsign - since the Program Manager felt it would confuse the client
  5. Witnessed some more screwups on other projects

All in all a great day.