Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Astonishing Technology Advancements

I thought I did not have anything to post...but i am busy back from office ina cyber just posting about how I felt about the astonishing speed of technology advancements today....

I am here to just post on the speed with which the mobilephones have gained good amount of significance in our daily life...

These days it is really difficult to stay with out a mobile phone.Atleast I feel handicapped without it.... I feel without mobile phones it is really difficult for people to reach me in case of any emergency.....and my daily trip from home office back home in the tiresome traffic becomes a nightmare without my mobile phone as I keep listening to music...and today I was blogging via my cell phone and I just did not realize how I reached home.....but my bad luckk...my battery was so low that I could publish or save my post..... and I just rushed to a cyber to express my bewilderment at these technology advancements.

4 - 5 years back internet was something new, costly and I just hada vague idea about thinking it as easy way of communication because of emails rather than writing hand written letters and waiting for them to reach after 3 to 10 days depending on the distance....

But now....it looks like some kinda magic...the amount of its importance is unmeasurable.... Any piece of information is just a click away from us these days....

Similarly Mobile revolution is another significant advancement in technology..... just a small rectangular piece and what not...you have the facility to store everything...u have music,movies stored...a camera...whereu can click photos whenever u wish..take videos.... connect to internet...get latest news...jokes....and it can just go on.......

In this pace its really astonishing to just conjure some great inventions in mind that will lay infront of us in the near future.....

Just a simple thing that I was able to post a blog via my cell, read blogs through my mobile, watch movies in my cell drove me crazy about the current technology post my thougths on the same here....

Will post more when i still realize more power of these rapidly emerging technologies....and enjoy the power of it and its beautiful utilities....

I love my Sony(Ericcson K750i) and thankful to airtel for providing such good internet facilities! Really useful one!

Akshatha

Monday, December 24, 2007

Bruce Almighty - Great movie

Somehow I felt last weekend was little long but at the end of it I got a very nice moral from a movie called the "Bruce Almighty".

A short description of the movie goes here:

Bruce is a reporter and always keep complaining to God, groaning full time as in why God created him and so on..He was never contempt. He always feels that God has never cared for although he is blessed with a nice Job and a beautiful wife and an amazing comedy skills.

Tired of his complaints God just appears before and gives him all the power and God leaves for a vacation. The powers are assigned with 2 rules to be followed always:

a) He cannot disclose to others that he is almighty
b) He cannot mess with his own will

Initially Bruce takes care of his needs and he is very happy and then his ears get whispered by the countless prayers offered by the devotees all over the Universe . He then again just makes use of his powers and says yes to all the prayers without thinking about its consequences.

Aftermath of it lot of things happen which makes him realize being GOD is not so easy and that GOD could always rightly decide what was good and desired for each of his creations and then bless them with the same at the right time.


So was the case with me. Although I lead a nice descent life,with lot of loving people around ....I still sometime used to worry about my past difficult times and complain to God whenever something went wrong. Especially I used to groan saying "I was So Good to others yet all difficulties had to come only to me " and Recently I was so fed up with some issues that in spite of trying to keep my mind cool, happy and effective I still used to fail and I had stopped my regular prayers.


But this movie has completely changed my vision. I feel I am perfect now. My mind is very clear now.
I happily offered my prayers to almighty this morning and am very thankful again to God for reforming this confused soul with full strength back.

All that happens is for Good and no matter how many times we fail we should always try to keep ourselves going towards our goal!

Amazing acting by Jim and Morgan Freeman. Thanks to my cousin without whom I would have missed this great movie.

It's not about your faith in God.....but this movie somehow strengthens your mind and thinking.


Akshatha




Sunday, December 23, 2007

Car rides and Driving bikes - Fun

20th December...as usual the climate was very cold and I was so excited that my brother was returning from Delhi...... and hence I had already taken permission to leave home early from office....

But never thought that that day would be filled up lot of chaos.....However chaotic it was I enjoyed when I met my bro and the wonderful car rides I had at the end of the day......

It was around 1.30 I got a call from my bro saying he would reach by 5 and I had to be there in airport to pick and then suddenly I got held up with some meeting and frequent calls from my aunt inquiring what time we would reach home..oh my God.I did not know what was happening...Coincidentally My brother's flight also got delayed and he reached around 7.15 but I was still in office......

But after a nice meeting My manager dropped me and my friend in his Car to the airport..........

I Love car rides...and that day with manager and a team mate discussing on some good topic in the car I did not know how the time flew...Thanks to my manager.. for adding that part of fun to my day...I did not realize how we crossed the hectic traffic and reached the airport......With the nice music I was enjoying myself in the car.... All these added more to my excitement when I met my Bro...and then I , my friend my bro hired and auto..and reached some place..where my cousin came in his car.......... And then came the real amusement for me....

It was just me my bro and my cousin and 10 o'clock at night in the deserted road...my cousin drove to his house for about only 15 minutes ...with amazing music in full volume and I was just lost...........

I just remembered the old car rides that I had been with my uncle when I first visited Bangal
ore during my 12th holidays...... all these fly overs were very new to me...and I still can't forget the Amazing ride with my uncle at 11 o'clock over the richmond fly over...with no traffic....

So this way I always love and enjoy the car rides...and the on the other hand I enjoy riding bikes....

After a long long time I went on a ride with my cousin's Honda activa today ..and it was so refreshing to my mind............ I had about 2.5 hours of driving.... Within few minutes of my start of the driving I was caught by a traffic police..but I guess I was lucky today..he just checked my DL and let me go.... and then I went to my Friends hostel..picked her..roamed about an hour...Even she enjoyed and we just recollected our same old college bike rides......

Even she was scared initially to come with me after a long time.....nevertheless she enjoyed the ride and at the end even complimented me for my smooth driving ;-)......

In this way..this week had been a great week filled with fun and amazing car and bike rides.......

will keep posting more on the joyous/tough rides in my life..

Akshatha

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Winter Season - Cool Cool Cool

With great difficulty I got up at 5.45 am as I did not want to miss my cab.... The weather was very chilly and did not feel like moving to office..but yes I somehow managed to reach office.......

I started with another book "How will die when you cry". The topic itself sounded very interesting and I slipped through the pages when on my way to the office in the cab....

Now coming to winter season.....

It makes me feel very lazy...and the climate was very cloudy and too chill for us to work... But still I and my friend managed to work with the support of Hot coffees......

I remember those old days when my mom used to cover me up with sweater, scarfs etc...... and I use to get irritated... But these days I myself take their help....without making any faces.....

The best way to enjoy the winter season to eat some really spicy, hot food and these days even the hot upma which used to hate before taste delicious to me...

and I have started protecting my legs with socks for cracks and pains and it really gives me a feel as if I am going to my nursery........

I feel winter season is more enjoyable than summer season.... And with the cool climate around and listening to soft soothing music..my god..it gives me a great pleasure....and makes me do my work with lot of passion and interest........

Good Music - Hot Coffee - Hot food - Nice bed - Woolen blankets...that's it I would just go into hibernation ;-)...... I am glad that I am in India and able to sustain this temperature... when compared to other cold countries where you really need some camp fire, heavy warm clothes etc to protect from the cold climate......

I used to wonder why people foreign countries are happy for sunny days and today when I was just having a coffee with my friend I was also waiting for the sun to shine and could really feel the feeling of having a Shiny sunny day!

I guess I wrote a chilly chilly post with my chilly mood and chilly climate around!

All in all Winter season always keeps me cooooooool!

Enjoy the chill season!

Akshatha

Monday, December 17, 2007

Enigma - Retun to innocence

Today my mind has pushed me to write on the song "Return to innocence" from Enigma. I love listening to music. During my childhood days I just used to listen to the music and not the lyrics..but these days my ears listen to the lyrics and smoothen my soul with confidence and peace.....and it is now when I have learned to enjoy music.... the lyrics of the song "Retun to innocence" goes as follows... I do not know If I have understood the song completely but few lines have attracted me and it's the same piece of advice my manager had given me initailly when I joined this new organization......... I really took them to my mind and following them has got a good change in me.........

That's not the beginning of the end
That's the return to yourself
The return to innocence
Love - Devotion
Feeling - Emotion
Love - Devotion
Feeling - Emotion
Don't be afraid to be weak
Don't be too proud to be strong
Just look into your heart my friend
That will be the return to yourself
The return to innocence
If you want, then start to laugh
If you must, then start to cry
Be yourself don't hide
Just believe in destiny
Don't care what people say
Just follow your own way
Don't give up and use the chance
To return to innocence
That's not the beginning of the end
That's the return to yourself
The return to innocence
Don't care what people say
Follow just your own way Follow just your own way
Don't give up, don't give up
To return, to return to innocence.
If you want then laugh
If you must then cry
Be yourself don't hide
Just believe in destiny

and I am sure if we just be ourself and do all the stuff with good devotion and dedication..eveything will be in place.......

Just listen to this song...and you will really feel good........ this song keeps me charged and again very happy that this lazy mind has woken up.....

Never be Afraid- Just be yourself- Ignore what others think and rock at all the deeds you do.. This is what I feel from this beautiful song!

Akshatha

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Mind - The lever of Human actions

Ah...After a weeks lag I am back in the blog..... I did not get time or I did not feel like writing or what I do not know....TOday I am in a very obscure state of Mind.... I just can't understand this Human mind...... I understand that Mind is the lever of all actions performed by us........ But it appears very strange to me.... As some time it is very clear and leads to good work...but sometimes it acts very crazy.... It's been around a month since I have started blogging.... I felt very good and relaxed posting my views.........I was happy that my mindwas getting reformed in a good shape and that it's reflected in my actions....but the same mind which makes me feel good sometime drives me crazy......... It contradicts some of the states or some of the thoughtsthe same mind had sowed in me ..... Although I had made up my mind to act effectively, and had started practicing good work...and almost felt that it was strong.....it is not so....It is very inconsistent..... At times it becomes very sensitive and tends to go back to my old state... sometimes my mind is firm with some good thougths and drives me to good actions and sometimes..tends to be too sensitive, crazy and puts me down....... I really wonder at this creation of God..... It is all well reflected in my blog.......Initially I was enthused very much and was posting almost daily..used to come up with very good thoughts...but suddenly...I am just running out of thoughts...started getting bored again with the daily routine .....and my mind is just wandering around.....
Same way unable to find a good though from my day's work I was just forced to portary my state of obscure mind here.......
Mind is really crazy...but my mission in converting it into an effective one will definitely on the job!!!!!

Atleast my mind is very tenacious to this thought that keeps me going here :-)
And I believe Practice makes a man perfect..with similar effective practice to my mind I am sure I can mold this strange crazy mind to an effective mind with consistent state!

Cheers,
Akshatha

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Involvement - Good tool for great work



As I had written in my previous post, we were motivated very much by our manager and team meeting for preparing a good presentation...and the plan was made and we divided the work..and our Mission started on Friday........

I and my friends had to make some envelope,fill it with good content and hand it over on Sunday.
Oblivious of the Friday weekend traffic..I and my friend office little late although we had buy some materials for our task........

Amazing traffic..and as usual we reached late..but somehow managed to go the requried shops and buy the necessary materials....... Traffic had increased our tiredness...despite..we managed to relax ourselves and set back to enthusiastic mode after watching the Lilttle champs programme in the TV. Since we had reached late........We plan not to cook and just parceled some food for dinner....

not some..but lot....It was cold and our mouth was craving for some spicy food.....moreover weekend...plans for night out...we happily packed so much to eat...and when we ate them I was really wondering if we were going to work or doze off........

We started around 11.30 p.m...and were involved very much into the work.....we had to make a very big envelope..... we nver had prio experience of making such work...I had an envelope at home.....just looked at it..... Calculated the required measurments very well....... and I was double checking everything again n again so that we get the best in one shot........ My friend was almost irritated by the repeated checks....at the same time...was passing wonderful comments, that kept us laughing all through out the mission.........

My mom always seeks perfection in whatever I do..hence whenever I do a task those words of hers..or those checks keep running in my mind.........Same happened during this...

We were just focussed to get a very nice work done from both of us..and did not want to commit any asinine mistakes........

Both of us were determined to complete the task and then only sleep....and 50% of our mission was successful at 3.00 a.m..... Both of us were very happy looking at what created.......Both of us were just starring at it out of amusement..... You can find our creation below


and then both of us slept.........

next day our eyes opened at 11 a.m........again set us back immediately to good mood...prepared our brunch side by side..had a cup of tea by 12 and got back to work......... For a moment we felt as if we were some designers rather than software engg..... the whol room had become clumsy out of the bits and pieces of chart papers, snacks wrappers, bottles..... and we were just floating amidst of it..busy decorating the envelope that we created.........

It was 4.00 p.m...we decided to take a break........my friend left for her painitng class...and I switched back to my regular household work. and then watched a movie........and it's 8.30....

My friend turns up back from her class....with more innovative ideas again to decorate the envelope...and I was elated again........Just tried to get her a world map that she wanted to frame over the envelope.......and then the time just runs..it's 11 and my freind has not yet started to draw anything.....Inbetween with little bit of tension....my friend's mood had gone down and I was just blinking.......... Without completing my pal was just murmering saying it's not good its not good..........

Inbetween we get a call from our manager asking for the status..and my friend was just laughing at our status.........

We tried to work until 2.00 and slept off....... Then no other go.we had to wake up at 8 and resume our work.......... Our mission went on untill 4.00 in the evening........We took atmost care in all the things we did.......at the end It turned well....we had done a good work........decorated the envelope well and handed it to our manager by 7 and got back home........

Since we were very had good involvement we could do a good job in one shot........

during my childhood days..whenever my mom used to talk about involvement at silly stuffs I used to get irritated and used to wonder why it is required...but now I can taste the essence of it.........

All these days..whatever silly things I do..I do it with utmost care and involvemement...and it saves me good time..and delivers me a great result!

So just get inclined and have a tenacious involvement in all the work you do and look at the wonder with pride it creates!!

Cheers,
Akshatha


Thursday, December 6, 2007

Think more before u conclude

Chilled weather....I did not feel like getting up at all...It was 7..and I just got up..opened the doors for my friend to leave to office happily..and I slided inside my blanket again.......wow! the weather is really cool...and just feel like chilling out.......

Some how the eyes agreed to open around 8.30 and move to office........

I just have a small learning from my day's work today..........

It is very necessary to think about any issue or any problem in different ways...immediately we should not jump to a conclusion...

I could not complete this post on Friday..after that got caught up with some work and could not complete......

But its very important for me to finish this post..as it's really a good thing I learnt that day...

So I had come across a problem that day and just visualized it in a single angle and came to a conclusion but If I had thought for some more time and tried to look at it in a different angle then I would have saved two days...... as after the investigations when we came to spot the problem..it was the same that I had seen b4..but in a different scenario.......

However it was a good experience and this crazy lazy mind has started thinking in all possible ways......

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Good Team Bonding leads to Good work



I am on great elation to share about my team spirit today......

We have some presentation coming up in the following weeks and we really had to prepare a good presentation with lot of creative ideas...... Although a fortnight back our team had a initial discussion on it..nothing did move forward well...n today our Manager sent out a meeting request to our team...and then went on the interesting session with various different inputs from our team members..and finally we freezed out on good ideas....The session was very interesting..all of them were just throwing out the creative ideas..... and it was wonderful......

The session was filled with some comedy, serious thinking..etc...amidst the session..my colleague..imitated my way of presenting things....and so on..... It was of a different environment today....and the climate also was very cooool....

This has served again as a good motivation...and I guess added more to our team bonding......

and now just excited to look how our ideas and inputs and work will bring out a good presentation.......

Altogether a great day and This crazy lazy mind is motivated more and is just driven to support the team with good work!!


Akshatha

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Those were the best days of my life


I was really moved by this forward sent by my friend today. Even over the weekend when I had my colleagues come home they also happily shared the sweet old memories of college and school days.... When I was in school I used to think when I will grow older and go to college..and when I stepped into college I was thinking when I will sail across the 8 semesters and get into a job....but now I just want to rewind the life and get back to those sweet days..although this part of life also gives equal sweet memories... Those days with kiddish innocence and jolly days with friends in college are really unforgettable and Best days of my life......

I was not planning to post anything..but when I looked at this fwd ..I immediately felt like sharing it here and I am sure everybody will agree to the thoughts and feeling portrayed by the above picture........

Cheers,
Akshatha

Sunday, December 2, 2007

How to enjoy cooking

What a nice weekend........ After 3consequent weekends @ office..this weekend I got to relax at home........

Saturday started so funny..... 6.30 a.m the Alarm rings and then my Friend gets up from the bed shouting..oh god..it's 7...Akshatha get up it's 7..we are late to office....

Suddenly I wake up at a flash of my friends scream out of shock...and then I tell her ...hello it's Saturday n we don't have office...she realizes and then goes went back to her sleep......... but poor me...lost my sleep............just lazing around in the bed I tried to watch TV..and some how pushed myself to sleep again........ 8.45 a.m....My cell started ringing....... :(( ... My mom.hello dear...n I do not know I just started shouting..how can u call me saturday b4 9...and she says it's just 10 mins.n I was sooooooooo....however..i had to get up......n then prepared a nice breakfast...cleaned the house....parallely prepared lunch...... then went out to get some vegetables...as i had invited my colleagues for lunch....... SO now I will stop boring and step into my experience with cooking...and some tips that i can share to make cooking enjoyable........

  • Firstly make up the menu that you want to cook....
  • I often hear people getting frightened if they have some guests coming how for lunch or dinner etc.......Even my parents really wonder how I happily kkep inviting my friends and cousins for get togethers at home.... There is nothing big there....By the increase in number of people...only the quantities increas..but the method remains the same..and yes......it will be little more work than that required for few members...but to enjoy cooking you should snip this fear from mind..... Just be enthusiatic to show your magic with your hands...
  • Check if you have all the necessary ingredients with you before hand rather then rushing at the last moment...
  • Always set a target to finish cooking 2 hrs before the arrival time of the guests
  • Buy all the necessary vegetables....wash them before hand...chop the time consuming ones before and keep them in the refrigerator
  • Make use of your Gas stove flames in a smarter way...... Just keep in mind that..once you switch on your flame your are going to put it off only when you finish cooking........ ie....do things serially.if something is there on the stove...just keep the next one ready parallely..so that when one gets out of the stove..the other fits in...This saves Gas as well as time
  • Most importants thing.......When something is getting cooked on the stove...Instead of chatting with someone or watching TV..just try to wash the utensils..left until that time....... In this way you would have washed all the utensils that you would have used for cooking....your kitchen would look clean(You would not require to spend additional time in cleaning the kitchen after having a nice chat and tasting the delicious food along with your guests)
  • An then..parallely you could play some music..and try to match the rythm of the music with your pace and style of cookin food...try it out..you will really enjoy... I feel as if I am dancing for the property round :)
  • Once you finish with each item in the menu...arrange them nicely on the dining table....
  • Always be conscious that the guests should like your food...In this we could avoid small mismatches...ie avoid putting excess salt or excess chilly powder or missing some tiny ingredient but missing that coul dreally make a difference....
  • Have time consciouness while you cook....Try out the above tips..I am sure you will be surpised that you have prepared a delicious meal single handed on time.....and ready to party with your guests...
  • Finally cultivate interest to try out new recipes..it's really interesting....
To be frank...Until I was out for profession I never stepped into kitchen....But when I started...My mom always used to giv eme some tips....n I am very happy that today with all that.....I am really doing good cooking.......

I got up by 7 today.had all things in place for my lunch for my guests......Finished cooking everything as planned..........had a nice lunch with them...went out had fun...now since I don't have any work...I am here happily sharing the cooking experience......

Cooking is not a big task if everything including the receipe, interest, ingredients and plan is in place..... Cooking is also an art.......and it really gives a good refreshment to the mind...

The important ingredient for any dish would be INTEREST...Have interest...cultivate healthy eating habits.... prepare the food with the attitude as if you are the top shef in the world..and then enjoy the amazing food...

I should really thank my brother....wihtout whom I would not have got much interest in cooking......... and today I have made a progress that I am able to share some tips on cooking......

Food is very important to keep your body healthy..... So THINK HEALTHY!COOK HEALTHY AND EAT HEALTHY!

HAPPY COOKING!
Akshatha

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

One night @ call center - amazing

SO today I got some time to write about the book "one night @ call center"

That's my 3rd book. I was really fascinated by the author's creativity. I do not know if it's a real story or it's just an imagination. Although the author would have interacted with many call centre guys...the way he has written the book is superb. My frined gave me this and asked me to read..saying it's interesting...and sinc eI had recently picked up the interest in reading..I just took it and started reading...

When I scanned through first few pages..I was like ok.it's normal..I read it under the impression that it's a true story.... by when i went through more and more chapters...I really got into the book..I felt as if I was in a call center...Ijust remembered my cousins words..(Reading a book gives a better visualization then watching the movie....

I was very reluctant in reading books looking at the number of pages..but somehow I just did not know how I went ahead with the chapters.......... Additionally I was interested in reading books..that would help in personality development etc...but although this book was not one of that kind..I could still pick some points from each of the characters portrayed in the story.........

I just took a weeks time to complete the book.and at the end..I really felt very very happy for reading the book....... the 1 day trip was very good and I was just shocked at the author's creativity.........

The book just has 6 characters..each of them discussing their personal problems randomly..and falling into some tough situations.....working together to come out it....petty habits of gals and boys.......surrounding the metropolitan culture etc..... and ends with some success tips......... and I am just amazed to just think how the author has made me feel the experience of one night@ call center with beautiful lines.......

So here I end today.....the day was normal with some tought fights with Excel.... however altogether a good day!


Akshatha

Sunday, November 25, 2007

Sunday - Cleaning - Joyous experience

Sunday and my eyes opened after a call from my mom.... Then realized it was 9.30...stretched my arms happily...somehow got up from the bed.....and immediately got into my work....

Prepared a ok breakfast....made tea...then healed my head with Mehndi..and then prepared quick lunch....and then started cleaning the house.....

I think cleaning is not a big task....if our mind thinks that it's a burden then it is...if u feel u can enjoy then u can enjoy .....

So I just set the status in my mind...that I am going to play good music..clean my house in such a way that it is going to shine like stars..and enjoy the song......

Then I switched on my comp..started playing Akon songs...wow..too good...

Then started by folding all the clothes....arranging them...n then cleane dmy computer stand....

Then went n did some cooking in between....finished it within 45 mins.....n then cleaned the kitchen slab...with little bit of dance in between for the songs with good beats....wow I enjoy it....

n then I see the watch its just 1.00......

n then switched to new set of songs..suitable while sweeping and mopping the floor....n that got over in another 15 mins....... n it was time for lunch.....

But as i had my breakfast very late I was not hungry my friend was either not hungry.....

Then carried on with my washing ceremony.....had a good head bath after that..n I see my house..yes..they were shining..looking at them my face was shining.....so I was done for the day....had a good lunch..a small bite of chocolate after that..followed by lil bit of TV entertainment n now here posting the about my joyous experience with cleaning.......

Ok then ...another day another experience..until then bye....

Akshatha


Saturday, November 24, 2007

My experience with Boogie Woogie

Boogie Woogie - A famous dance competition that is being telecasted evey friday and saturday on Sony TV.

I have been watching this programme since my childhood and always wished to participate in it...somehow I could not reach them....n now when I heard about SAP boogie woogie I was really excited and enrolled myself for the auditions........
Hence I was busy practicing for the dance competition that was held yesterday..... But bad luck I lost it.... I felt very bad about it and got upset as well...I did not know how to take it....I wept for it...although I knew that I should take it in a very sportive way.....

I have been very passionate about dancing and henceI managed to practice for this with my busy routine....
I had won lotsa appreciations and prizes for my variuos different peformances...Even After I finished my auditions yesterday one of the memebers of the committe praised me saying it was a vey good theme and that I should check my mails for the positive result.....

All the way back home I was thinking about this...In the noon I had called my brother n informed about this..n he was ano worries akshatha u r going to rock the stage and u r going ro win the prize...I told him not to be so over confident.....Even My dance teacher told nothing to worry akshatha..u always do well and this will also be like that only....

I was also happy about my performance......This looks like the first failure for me... When I reachedmy bus srop yesterday I was very tired and did not feel like cooking hence I and my friend dropped in to a chat centre and were having chat..n then my phone rings togiv me this news....my team mates called me and My mind was just nor prepared to hear this....however I had to and immediately I stopped eating...just came home and slept off...

Even my close friend who had seen most of my performances was bewildered at this result and was consoling me saying this wud be a wrong result and I shud check again when i in office.... but there was no scope for this to be false.....its true......

I am confused at this stage....I know I should not cry but still..my heart is vey heavy......my mind is still thinkinf about this failure....or I feel I have betrayed my brther's , friends confidence in me..... I thought after a night's sleep I wud be alright, bur still I cud not get out of it....

Bur my new reading habit is helping me a lot..Again I continued reading my third book..reached office did a good lot of work and back now posting......

I wished if not in the real TV Boogie Woogie show atleast I gor a chance here...But it turned our to be better luck next time :-(
..Never mind I will not lose hope and will always peek in at every chance I get and show who Akshatha is ;-)...

My heart feels lighter now and back with my usual spirits I sign off for the day!

Akshatha


Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Smooth and Perfect

Yeah..back with a smile...today....

Aftermath of yesterday's ugly experience I set a wager in my mind not to get fidgety and lose confidence... That was very helpful today...

It was biting cold this morning and I just felt like sliding more and more inside my blanket...but unfortunately it was a weekday but fortunately my dad was coming to meet me...and with full amusement I got ready.... The beginning itself was just perfect today...

I though my dad's train would be late and I would be late to my office and lot my work would suffer a bit of the nice morning time I would lose...

But to my glee.....my phone rang..n yes it was my dad's call..he reached on time and The timing was just perfect..we met in one of my aunts house and I was so happy to see my dad..had a short n sweet talk..and had a delicious breakfast in my aunt's house...I was just eating eating eating....

Somehow I stopped and left for office along with my Dad...Lucky again..My cousin dropped my dad to the right bust station and I got a direct bus to my office.....

On the way to office again I started with my 3rd book "Tell me your dreams"
...so the journey was good again... and was in office as planned on time....

And then I log on to my PC...n immediately a colleague pings me wishing Good morning...busy?..n then...I replied with a nice smile..n then a comment comes..."You grasp things quickly"...yeah..I was so happy to see that...that charged me again with more power...

However with aplomb..I just thanked and obliged for his timely help...

Then settled myself...reported to my manager without any nervousness...followed up with rest of the work with full concentration and that is it...the flow just smooth and perfect today....

All in all..it was a perfect day with smooth and nice flow in work....

Cheers,
Akshatha



Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Never lose Self Confidence

ah... I feel very tired today and I feel it's due to my lack of self confidence today... I do not know how..but I am very much down..I am not as this everyday..I do not know how I am feeling this way today...But good I realize the problems and try to fix it...

So my day dawned late today...In the attempt of streamlining my work well..I was completely occupied by thoughts that were thinking how to plan the day efficiently...I just did not realize how I reached the office...

I thought my day would be good...yeah the day was good..but the current state of my mind is not so good... I don't know how this thougth has plunged in me...Today..I will make sure that this will not happen tomorrow...

If I am unable to answer correctly in one shot I guess..it puts me down...

So this morning when I was reporting something to my manager..I did a silly mistake..and I should have just ignored or just kept in mind that I shud not repeat such mistakes and forged ahead..But again my crazy mind was just hanging around with that thought...

Consequence of it..I started trembling or get fretty over my rest of the work..Unnecessarily I sjkipped lunch...and it was just very clumsy........

But yes Somehow I got an end to it..Evening I just controlled my mind and snipped of the negative thougths and started working efficiently... I did a good amount of work...

At the end of the day I realized that the self confidence was very important, lack of which can rule you with negative thougths....

In the evening again I started to analyze the report that I had to report the next day and everything was in place and clear to me.........

And giving 100% concentration can make u do task efficiently........ After boosting myself..I concentrated with full potential and was happy to finish a task in 1 hr for which normally I used to take 1.5 or 2 hrs...

Great..now a smile crosses my lip after a small break..I feel relaxed now...will remain cheerful and vivacious henceforth...

By outlet ting my experiences here I hope not to comit the same mistake again ;-)

I really wonder what act made me lose my self confidence...I wasted part of my day for the asinine thought........

ha ha ha ha ..I feel like laughing at myself for being so moron.

Cheers,
Akshtha

Monday, November 19, 2007

Coming back to life...

I am lost in thoughts and lost in time these days...I am so elated.....

ah...My days are just running very fast...I don't have time at all...great feeling....

I was waiting for this evening to write about my nice journey with "One night @ call centre"..amazing book... I was surprised o look at myself stick with that book over the weekend...I still can't imagine that I am reading books...But I just love them now...I have got the real taste of it..and feel like an addiction now.. I have started with my third book....

Reading revives my thoughts...and I don't even find a single sec for evil thougths... Iam slowly managing my time in a efficient way...My days are planned.. and I just enjoy myself the whole day..with my routine work, reading, trips to office/home... greta..I am amused as if I have got distinction....

I will definitley posts something more on the thoughts I gained after reading the call centre book... Even something about the joy I take out of listening to good music....

I am feeling bad to cut short here due to lack of time..Lets c I ll manage n somehow try to allocate a reasonable amount here.......


I am definitely coming back to my life...Which I had lost few weeks back ;-)

Akshatha

Saturday, November 17, 2007

Good Day!

Starting the post with good excitement :-) It dawned around 6.30 for me..I missed my morning walk...uffffffff....It was too cold to get up...Felt like being in hibernation for some more time but had to go to office to complete some work and also had to make a delicious breakfast as promised to my friends mom....

With all my regular experience in cooking I was very confident that I would surprise my guest aunt with nice breakfast...

I was astute....Seeing my quick brisk activities in the morning my Friend's mom was surprised and feeling good...I had everything in place before she would ask it from me..and I was very happy and flying listening to her comments about me ......

To my despair..I a hurry ...I
added some excess water to the Dosa batter than it was required...I felt ahhhhhhhhh....

I think it was all due to my over confidence and hurry.... However I managed to repair it by some tips that I had taken from my mom during the learning process........ So I then managed to get a nice breakfast...I finshed all my work and moved to office....

In the bus I was stunned myself looking at the way I was sticking to my Successful 3rd book(One night @ call centre by Chetan Bhagat) I changed 3 buses to come to office...still I never groaned for anything(before I always used to have problem every day with vague thoughts)....I just kept my mind busy with the book and happily reached office after 1.5 hrs..

and when I reached office I stopped panicking about my pending work....
Sat thought for a while...made a good plan..and here I am after executing the plan successfully...Good work..all set and completed in the planned time..with the expected results... I feel sooooooooo good....

Luckily I was not alone in office, I had one of my colleagues and went for lunch relaxed for half hour..came back to work and I just don't know how the evening has already arrived......... I just want to put some powerful words here that's helping me in the mission of "Crazy Lazy Mind to Effective Mind"
  • Relax
  • Never Panic
  • Think
  • Organize
  • Passion (Do the stuffs u do with full interest)
  • Learn
  • Never Abstain
  • Enjoy
  • Help
So now moving back home with the thought of having a blast over the weekend! Great going again!!

Cheers,
Akshatha

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Stay young and Happy

So after a couple of days...back again to share something here...

Ah...After Diwali..I can't believe that some days have passed so fast..Time is flying like anything and I am just trying to cope up with it...All these days Blogging was running around in my mind..but somehow I cud not find time at all for it...Even today the same situation..lot of work at office...but this kinda business gives a great pleasure...I can see that my mind is walking the right path and is no more lazy.... This post is again a boost for me.... Despite of tight work I tried to take a sneak preview of a fwd sent by my friend and I felt really good reading it for few seconds...and even if we see such fwds in a good perspective and useful way you definitely get something out of it..I have got it..and that's y m sharing it here...Read it with a nice thought in the mind..and then you will c the effect of it... 2,3,5,6,9 are worth a read...

1. Throw out nonessential numbers.
This includes age, weight, and height.
Let the doctors worry about them.. That is why you pay them.


2. Keep only cheerful friends.
The grouches ! pull you down.

(Keep this in mind if you are one of those grouches!)


3. Keep learning:
Learn more about the computer, crafts, gardening, whatever.
Never let the brain get idle.
"An idle mind is the devil's workshop."
And the devil's name is Alzheimer's!

4. Enjoy the simple things

5. Laugh often, lon! g and loud. Laugh until you gasp for breath.
And if you have a friend who makes you laugh, spend lots and lots of time with him or her!

6. The tears happen:
Endure, grieve, and move on.
The only person who is with us our entire life, is ourself.
LIVE while you are alive.

7 Surround yourself with what you love:
Whether it's family, pets, keepsakes, music, plants, hobbies, whatever.
Your home is your refuge.


8. Cherish your health:

If it is good, preserve it.
If it is unstable, improve it.
If it is beyond what you can improve, get help.

9. Don't take guilt trips.
Take a trip to the mall, even to a foreign country, but NOT to where the guilt is


10. Tell the people you love that you love them, at every opportunity.

That's it in this post!
Akshatha



Sunday, November 11, 2007

Family - The Great asset in life

Back from my vacation after celebrating Diwali with my family here I sit and write down few touching events that I saw during the stay with my family in the last couple of days!

I was so much excited while leaving to my hometown...I just became insane when my train started moving..I called up home..my freinds and was almost shouting in the train with so much of happiness..that I am going to meet my family members after a long time..... I exchanged greeting with my freind who was accompanying me through out the journey.....and the train journey was a splendid journey..I and my friend were just chatting on and on..and read books..and was not able to sleep..I was just longing to reach home as early as possible and dwell merrily for 2 days without the routine tensions etc....

I feel family is best Gift or creation of God...I have already mentioned it my Pio post framing it in term of relation....Family is like a magic for me... Great feeling take over you.... When I reached home my parents just run out to welcome me...and are busy preparing nice breakfast for me.... Then comes my little sis who welcomes me and just sticks to me like a worm....It's all the "Family" that does this magic..... If some stranger comes..all this does not happen..but if it is somebody from the family then..all these happen....

and then my uncle aunt..everybody is happy seeing me...taking care of me...I was treated like a queen.... It was soooooo nice....
I lived in a joint family and now I am out of my family since my studies and profession....... Even my brpo stays far from us due tohi profession...and my sis i the only little brat at home...o when we all join up together it's like a mini festival....

My grandfather stood had come to our place on the occasion of Diwali...and we celebrated it very well..All of us got together and burst few crackers in the evening.....and got tired and went early to bed....

Next day my Grndpa was leaving back to his place and I could see the tears in his eyes..although he feigned as if he was leaving happily...I could feel the pain (leaving his daughter, and our family and getting back to his place) in his eyes..It's all because of the bonding connected with the "Family".....

Then in the afternoon I sat watching TV...and one of my uncle returns for lunch...I had applied Mehndi on my hands and I could not serve him..all others were sleeping..My lil sis in 4th std was also watching TV with me..When she noticed that nobody is ther to serve lunch for her father(my uncle) she just excused from me for a minute and ran to her dad asking if she could help him????? I was just amazed..looking at her affection for t\her Dad...which again is due to the magical Family bonding........

Next In the evening it was time for me to adieu....and parents were sad..butI was consoling them...and I managed to get into to my bus..but today I feel very very very very homeick...... Some kind of sad feeling has been around me since morning...I have been missing them very much...and then when I came to know that my mom and aunt have got fever..My mind was just fidgety calling home very often to know about their wellnes....and in the evening when my bro bid adieu to me I felt more nostalgic...But We have to live with it.....

EveningI got a call from my favourite uncle and aunt who are very close to my heart...They were asking me to come to their place and spend sometime...and I also wanted to..but lot of planning was required so I just let it off...But Again it's the family bonding that was making me feel so great talikin to them...and feel happy over call.....

and now m just trying get back to my normal mindset..... I love my family....Family is something great and We have to tresure this asset with atmost love and care.

Akshatha


Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Deepavali - The Festival of lights


Here I am out early during the day to share my elation on the occasion of Deepavali! Deepavali or Diwali the "Festival of lights" is celebrated all thought out India with lamps and fireworks signifying the victory of good over the evil. There are numerous stories in the holy books of Hindus on Deepavali.

In this post I am just going to unfold my sweet memories that I have always had during this special occasion..

Diwali (using the shorter for my convenience) has been one of my favourite festival since my childhood....
The main attraction of this occasion is nothing but the "Fireworks"..... and for me...a week Holiday or a holiday of 3-4 days that I used to get in my school days...New dress....Sweets and so on....
Just 2 to 3 months prior to Diwali My dad used to hand over a list of crackers to my and brother and ask us to give him the order, so that he could get them for us.... My God the way I and my bro sit together and make our entries is really unforgettable...We both r best friends for that moment... and take care that we give a good list of crackers within a reasonable budget.....

and then when it's just a month left for Diwali we start pestering our Dad daily with this question.... "Dad...have the crackers arrived?" And then finally my Dad says yes and I and my bro would fight saying I either of us would accompany him to get the crackers home.... and then the crackers are at home..

n I and my bro r best friends again.....
n then we start planning.....Until the final (Diwali)day we plan what all crackers to burst and how much..so that we have enough to show off on diwali day...n also I used to help my bro dry all the crackers under the sunlight so that the crackers blast with enormous sound....(I really do not know how much it helped and who told us..but we used to follow it obediently..)...If I think of all those kiddish acts...Just a sneak smile crosses my mind and lips....

N now the Final day comes....and my bro wakes me up in the midnight "Akshatha...come lets go n do it".... and I shout at him without realizing that he is calling to burst the crackers...n somehow I get up and we burst atom bombs in the midnight...for few mins.....and then a voice comes from our parent's...don't burst now..every body is sleeping...but we never opened our ears...for all those..n just had fun....

Then again we start early in the morning..we wake up everyone with our Atom bombs...My uncle gets up..and he gives us a surprise...He has got few more crackers..my God ...I and my get enlightened more....and then we continue till 8.00 a.m..when our mom comes with the oil can....I being very never used to trouble my mom..but my bro used to run around..ad he hated having oil bath..somehow my mom catches him..he makes a dirty face..and then Our uncle offers the new dress after pooja....

and then we taste the Delicious.."Idli vada sambar" and watch special programs in TV for a while, go to temple, some relatives come in to our house..

and then most awaited evening comes...when around 5.30 I and my bro start with 1000 walas, flowerpot etc...all our family members are out watching and celebrating the ocassion with us...and by 8.00 we get exhausted..then we sit n watch our nighbours burst...n 9.00 p.m we get in home saying...Dis year Diwali finished and when will it come next ... ;-(....


Then when the school reopens we were our new dress to school..which was also fun......

SO all those were during my childhood days..now also its not changed much....We have one more partner with us now..we still celebrate Diwali with the same enthusiasm...n our parents keep wondering when we will change....

Only once I had missed celebrating Deepavali with my Family..when I was in college...but still I had a cherish able memory when all my friends got together went to one of our Friend's house and bursted crackers in the terrace..and one of my friend thinking that she was doing some stunt also threw a bijili cracker on me..Luckily nothing happened...but all those moments are really beautiful.......

The entire office building is adorned with beautiful flowers and lights and all the people around here are just moving around in ethnic wears....This has enhanced the joy of Diwali....and elated me more...


Now I am just waiting to leave early from office....catch my train....go home... n celebrate the occasion with my Family tomorrow....... I am soooooo excited.... I love the festival of lights.......Amazing Festival!!!!!!!1 Akshatha

Monday, November 5, 2007

Reading - Amazing habit

I had a great day today....I was occupied through out with some interesting work...I was working today with great excitement today...as its just a day left for me to leave to my home town and meet my parents...... My day started with a dilemma whether to go for the walk or not..as it was cold..however I won my lazy thoughts and went ahead with my refreshing walk..... and then as usual got ready to office by 7.... Then started reading a novel "The Naked face" by Sidney sheldon.... So today I am here to post few benefits I have received by cultivating the habit of reading....

I always had the feeling that reading is not possible with me...and hence I gave up within few number of attempts...

But that's wrong...There is a saying in Hindi "Mehanath ka fal mita hotha hai" (Sorry I cud not remember any English phrase to quote here..that I wrote a hindi one in English") It simply means that the frui of Hardwork is always sweet..... I do not know how well it fits here..but I could relate my current state with it....

Somehow without abstaining Iwent ahead with my battle of reading and today it has shown beautiful colours on my thougths.....

Today I am wiritng a blog here...It all started with my reading.... I read a book on mind power, started organizingmy mind accrodingly....started reading news paper daily (wow! the amount of happiness or enjoyment you get in reading a news paper with a cup of tea by your side earlyin the morning after a nice refreshing walk is unexpressible) I think most enjoy it.....

Reading books, can be anything of your interest..helps inimproving your vocabulary first, your power of thinking and sets ur mind to get involved in some good activites.....

There is a saying "Idle mind is devils workshop" That's perfect..... Before I used to getty fretty over my journey in my office cab to office....I always used to complaint to myparents saying m bored..but its not true these days...

I was just shoked this morning that Akshatha has stuck to a novel like a worm and completed half of the book so fast... That's a great progress in me....

So this is what I could post with my limited experience in reading...I am sure I willl still experience great effect of reading and will definitely post them here then......

Now also m just thinking of going and completing the novel.... It becomes like an addiciton..butI feel it's a healthy addiction...So get started... Reading need not be confined to books....we are lucky to have beautiful resource like interenet and it is our responsiblity to make the best of it.

Akshatha


Sunday, November 4, 2007

Relations

I guess this will be a long post on "Relations"....

Yesterday my brother returned from Delhi to Bangalore and it was about a year since I had met him for the last time. Yes I was very happy to see him after a year..and the speed of the time was..I don't I can't express it..It just passed very fast.... At night when my brother left to my hom etown I just recollected the entire day's event and got inspired to post about one the beautiful creations of God "Relation".

What is relation? is it some kind of bonding or connectivity among people? or does it sort people based on religion or does it pertain to a set people from the same faily? or what is it ?

I am just wondering what it is? All these days my mom and teachers have taught me that people from the same faily are bnded into relations.....

I saw two different kind of relation yesterday one the blood relation which we is suppposed to be the bonding between the same family members and another the non-blood relation Friendship... that I realized during my college days.....

Relation or bonding makes you feel for others...and I find these relations very strange.....

Especially when I was in school I always used to fight with my brother for asinine things...hit him..never used to feel bad also...Even the same from my brother's side..when we were in school he used to order and make use of me very well....We had competition in everything..right from food to playing kits...and all other required accessories....The one used to feel happy when it wins the other...There was no scope for compensation or sacrifice...But the same turns out into a lovely feeling when we grow up.....

When my bro departed from me during his college days...I started missing him very much and whenever he returned home for his vaction I used to sacrifice on all things...for which we botht used to fight during child hood days.... On the other side again the notorious brother turns into a soft responsible brother when he grows up.... He starts thinking about his sis future...he starts getting things which his sis likes when he returns home for vacation...he starts loving his sis more than his mother...I just wonder how this transition takes place....

When I heard the news my brother is coming I just started preparing all the stuff he likes...despite of my tierness.... I was so excited I just could not sleep waiting for his arrival.....

Then my brother reaches home and is ready to taste his favourite "Dosa sambar"(delicious south indian dish) and then criticizes a bit...starts pulling my legs...and it just goes...

And then he unpacks all the dress materials that he has got for me ...I was so so so so so much happy and then he shows me all the T shirts that he got for my cousins...
then he is worried about buying a good dress for our small sis to fulfill her expectations..... I was just shocked to see my interest and enthusiasm in buying a lovely dress for our lil sis....

Now comes another relation the Frindship ..... In this little time that he plans to spend with me he receives 100 calls from his friends just to meet up for few mins and exchange theire wishes...and great bro smartly fixes up the appointments to meet all his friends and our relatives and keep every one happy..... Inbetween I just went on scolding him saying he does not have time for me......

Then somehow my bro manages to get his Friend's vehicle andthen we started roaming....wow...I just went back to my college days when my bro used to take me for long trips in his bike over some weekends.....Then we did shopping, met his friends...and booked the ticket for his deprture to home....and then went to some cousin's hostel..met up few cousins..

We did some shopping for my bro..I got him 2 T shirts...man...Iw as feeling sooooooooooooo happy.....and just shcoked again to realize that we have grown up so much...and it's a different kind of feeling altogether for each of us now.....

If my bro's friend had not lend him the vehicle ..it would have been a difficult time for us... to cover up everything within the limited time...

ah...It was night soon... We returned home...and then my friend returns home and my Responsible bro(which I saw yesterday) thanks her for her help extended to me in our difficult times...and she is stunned looking at my bro telling this...This friend of my mine has seen my bro since our childhood and she was surprised to look at this new face ;-)

Then I served him good dinner and as a responsible sis I packed his bags without his knowledge( but the same would not be possible when we were kids).... and bid him adieu..... then again I was worried if he would reach home safely and comfortably....

That's all...There is some magic in this "Relation" I do not know what ....

Ok I think I just wrote on the "Blood relation" I have more to write on "Fridship " as well but then this post would be too long and might be boring..sO I wind up here...and will unwind my beautiful experiences with Friendship in another post!

I have always felt...You know the value of your pals or sibling or cousins only when they are far away from you.....You always get to taste the essence of relations only by time and distance...

Atleast for me I have felt the above thought to be true...I think it's true at most!!

Akshatha

Friday, November 2, 2007

My team story

I was waiting since Wednesday to write something on my team..... Each day I post something related to my daily activities here...Sometimes I write about the learnings I have got on that particular day and sometimes...about something that has amused me and so on....

Similarly on wednesday again one small event moved me and I thought ok..today I am going to post about my Team. But due to lack of time I could not write until today.... Ok now I start with the story of How our team formed...

There is no big story behind it...but I see it this way...


Its been a year since I am working for my current organization..... When I joined, there were 3 in the team and including me 4. At the initial stage, I interacted very little with my team, I was always scared..I was very precarious in my interactions. I thought ok..this is just my first month that's y it's like this and that the situation will be better after few months.... I always used to bemoan to my mom saying I feel very lonely at the workplace and my mom always said..just concentrate on your work and don't expect everyone to talk like you always :-(....


It just went on and on.....and then as I expected the situation was little better after 3 months.....
I used to interact well...I came to know my team mates..I took some piece of advice from my Manager and then everything was fine.... But it was just a 100% professional atmosphere and no scope for enjoyment..I felt this way...

Then to worsen the situation more...2 from my team resigned and went away...when everything was getting well.....and then came 3 new faces, 1 among them was my close friend so again it was ok to me.... but still when My friends working in other organization used to tell about their team I always used to feel bad...ahhh...y m I got getting a chance to be in a good Team atmosphere like my friends have....
But that was not very far.....

Today we are in a team of five(including my manager) and I have got to experience the environment that I was wishing for.....
We are four in our cubicle and one of our colleague sits in a different place.... Since we all were involved in different tasks, we never interacted much...

But finally our Manager brought us together for one task...and I think that paved way to the formation of a good team....Team building started from there... We met quite often to discuss something on the common task...and it went on just like that....
So that common task was nothing but a development of an application... and I was so happy that even in the absence of our manager we all were so responsibly meeting and discussing about it.... This is what had happened on Wednesday....

I was pinging my colleague for some queries on the new application and then he said...we all will gather again and discuss regarding the latest updates...and the venue was our Coffee corner....

I have always seen group of people sitting there and chatting and I have wished also sometimes even our team should be there..... not just be there but converse on something useful.... and it was 4.00 p.m we all gathered at Coffee corner..Manager was not there...At that point of time..I was not amused..Infact I thought the meeting will not be so effective...But incontrast to my thoughts..the meeting was very effective and we discussed seriously and it was even mixed with some humour....

One of my colleague suggested that we should have such discussion everyday after lunch...so that we can get away with our sleep ;-)........
And when I came back to my desk..I was just thinking about it and feeling very happy and proud.... And today again..... when we met for discussion I was so happy that all the points discussed on the previous were thought of and worked on accordingly......

I think this was all due to the gathering that we had few days back in the evening...When we all got an opportunity to know each other better and build a friendly and good team....
We got succinct view from our manager about each of our strengths and weakness, and also some motivational talks that has driven us to work towards making our team a rocking team in all aspects....

So that was all about my small happy team....and Akshatha has some scope for enjoyment even at her workplace ;-) these days!

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Nice thoughts from great Personalities

I really do not have time to post....I have been just trying to work with some new tool day whole day.....However I was taking small breaks to relax.... I wanted to post something on Music today...that fascinated me this morning...but I don't think I can do it now....I ill share some "Thoughts from great Personalities" that I received from my friend via mail.... I really liked them very much and thought I should read them daily...... Reading them will definitely induce some good thoughts in us.... Here they go in the form of Pics....

















Cheers,
Akshatha

Monday, October 29, 2007

Rainy days

When it is hot you feel that it should rain heavily and become cold..and when it is cold you feel you need a good sun shine..... So what are the occasions when we think of rain.... As far as I am concerned I have always thought about it only when it was too hot to tolerate especially when I was in my college I used to really feel happy if it would rain..But these days in Bangalore I hate these rainy days..I feel I can tolerate the sunny days better...So here I pen down few good times and bad times that I have experienced during rainy season....

Joyous times:

  • When I was in college I went on a long bike ride with my brother on a high way...wow that was simply cooooool...I can never forget it... The water levels were high on the road..and My bro was riding the bike happily singing nice rainy songs in Tamil...."Megam parakkudu mala vara pogudu" was one of the songs I can remember.... I was although scared...enjoyed it... It was too cold..and even the rain drops were big..and every fall of a rain drop would pain...but still that was an amazing moment....It was a day long trip and my brother dropped me in my Hostel at about 8.30 p.m and again..picked me up by 9.30 after we cleaned ourselves..and then went out for a nice dinner.... All my friends were jealous...
  • Next was during my final year hostel day where we had huge speakers put up in the hostel quadrangle and then all of us were dancing in the rain until 2 in the night....
  • And then with my little sis..although we never got a chance to get drenched in the real rain..we always simulate one in the house and just get wet for hours together....She is a very notorious sis and she always awaits for my visit to house..just to go crazy in the water...
  • Ah..one more fabulous enjoyment was during our semester study hols..It always used to pour heavily...and it used to be so cold.. I am my friend...used to enjoy it by covering ourselves with thick rug and sleep well.....All other friends studying hard around in the gallery would envy us....and then in the evening go to a nice chat house and serve ourselves with hot Masala puris...yummy!
What i hate about rainy days....

  • At least after coming to Bangalore I have started hating rainy days.... First of all Bangalore is so cold..and these rainy days make it a tough place to stay here.....
  • The traffic really gets worse, the clothes don't dry...all the streets become dirty..and again when you get wet or dirty the water is too cold to get yourself cleaned
  • These days as it starts raining in the morning itself..I am unable to go for my walk ;-(....
  • The water is too cold for me to wash the utensils.....
  • Once I get wet little in the rain I start sneezing and that gives me a feel that I have fever...and I don't feel like working...My head starts aching....
  • I feel rainy days are very gloomy...they don't make as active..... First of all due to the cold whether I don't feel like getting up...and then somehow I manage to get to work...but then there again amidst the AC...ah..I don't like it...
  • Consequence of all this is I drink coffee very often to keep myself active.....
That was all about my experience with rain.....

It is still raining here and I feel like singing our nursery rhyme.."Rain Rain go away...Come again another sunny day ;-) ".....

However I feel...Rainy days can make you enjoyable or miserable..but sunny days only miserable..... I can't think of enjoying myself under hot sun ;-)....

To relate the above post to my day..."Yes it started with rain...and then sunny in between and now again rainy...." . However I managed to keep myself warm with my sweater and work"

But I hate "Rainy days in Bengaluru"....


Akshatha




Saturday, October 27, 2007

Planned day always goes well

Ahhhhhh...I finished reading my first book successfully today "Secrets of Mind Power". Amazing book and I am really very very happy about it......
This day was a long day for me but really great...... I am not going to bemoan about anything today ;-)

I had a sound sleep and woke up late this morning...prepared a nice breaksfast and served myself well.... and then as planned I moved to office by 9.......then started reading the book....I really enjoyed reading the last 2 chaps...and was very happy that I read this book completely.... I read this book with lot of concentration and always made it a point to follow the things in the book....As a first step 
I had gave a presentation in office and then started to stick to my aims with perseverence..started working immediately on my goals.....started thinking...started planning..tried to be organized....improved my aploam etc......

Apropos my last weekend I was not so happy....I thought what akshatha? You advice your friends on positive thinking...power of thinking..planning ....organizing etc...how can you make your day miserable.......

Ya....everything cannot be changed overnight...you will need sometime....and I am happy that I just took a week...

SO having learnt from my last experience I planned this day properly....and it went awfully....

I was not scared this time to go to office on a holiday...as usual the bus which I took got punctured on the way...but I just smiled at myself and took another bus without getting nervous.....Tat's a new improvement in me... then in the office also since I had planned my tasks..I could finish them on time and move on to my next task.... So next was my house hunt... I was looking for  a house near my office...SO then I went along with my friend and looked for around 5 -6 houses....ahh..That was like an adventure only...The areas near by my office are yet to develop well...I walked lots.....wandering around fo the house...Evening it started raining....but still did not find any good house...But everything went according to my plan...and that gives a good feel...

From the day I have started thinking in a positive way I have seen good changes in me..and I am seeing me more busier.....Before closing this post I just want to say that Planning every thing in your life right from petty work to enjoyment , savings always helps

" Planning makes you think effectively which in turn leads to organization and that paves way to a clean road to success"

Think - Plan - Execute

Akshatha

Friday, October 26, 2007

Nostalgia - Not so healthy

Somehow I am feeling very nostalgic today! It always happens with me. Whenenver I have a great time with my friends or relatives or cousins I always feel very nostalgic when I am back from the fun time. So this is the case again today...I do not know if I presume this way...but somehow I feel it's true..... So this time it's because of the great evening I had yesterday with my colleagues...... That was an amazing evening...never thought also that it would be so long....


As I posted yesterday our manager called us for a small chill out after the successful demo..and we all went together to a calm pub.... This is the first time I stepped into a pub.... I thought we would just have a cup of juice or coffee and come back...but all my team mates were very in a very happy mood and it stated with some conversation....And then with every one's view on each others + and -...like that.... I speak a lot and as usual I spoke lot about my colleagues with lot of gestures and one of my team mate was conitnuously imitating me...But I just went on....I think for around 2 hrs.... I really wonder what I spoke... I hope it was not asinine... and tehn everybody had their turn... and finally our manager gave a succinct view on each of us... The gathering was very motivative....and we had a good opportunity to speak freely with the colleagues and it gave a good relaxation to the mind....... and then I see the time..it's 11.... We started our discussion soemwhere at 7 and it was 11 and all were sleepy...then Our manager dropped each of us......





Now comes the next fun part.... Actually I had got irritated by the normal routine of finifhing the wrk going by cab sleep etc.... This gathering was somehow reviving me..... Then in the car..our manager played nice songs..it started drizzling...all those reminded me of my college days and some beautiful moments that I had spent with my family..... It was of great fun...But at the same time I was little scared for the way my manager was driving the car...Actually I am very sensitive...I get scared for silly things....as usual I started chanting my favourite God's name and we reached home by 12.15..... We did not have dinner...My head was aching....I called up my uncle and aunt in UK to express my joy and that I was missing them very much and fianlly I went to sleep.....





So I woke up late this morning..could not go for walk...but managed to come to office on time...Somehow when it was back to the same work...I was again ahhhhh....and I had lotsa work today..I did not get enough free time...And since I was feeling nostalgic I called my mom frequently and spoke to her......





The samething used to happen to me since childhood...whenever I am back from my school vacation..I used to cry ....similary if I go out have fun..again at home I feel very sad.....





But I manage to get back to my normal state soon....





I get excited soon and get gloomy also soon... I have to get rid of this.... I will....





So that was all for today......



I think this was a warped post!






Akshatha