daily tidbit

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Workout and comedy

Me and my friend were pumping some iron the other day, we noticed a hugely (massively) built fella helping someone with the weights routine.

All of us had to turn to notice the duo just because they were making loads and loads of noise - howling and growling during their routine.

My friend said - "he is not human, he is an animal"... immediately, I passed a comment - "he is not in the census (senses)"

Both of us just burst out laughing for the rest of the evening.

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Pain redefined

This is how I define pain, especially on Valentines day.

"There are times I am far away from love and pretend it's just not there anymore..." - very painful

On the flip-side, "there are times when I am so close to love that I neither can ignore it nor embrace it..." - very very painful

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Feedback and its importance

More often than not we forget to give feedback thinking (not thinking) that it isn't (is) a value added practice.

For some inexplicable reasons I was in a very discomforting mood today. But, when I got this feedback from a friend (out of the blue, without knowing that I was not in a great mood), I felt really happy to be alive and be there for someone, when in need.

[15:30] friend: hey I meant to tell you yesterday. just did not get a chance. I look up to you for many things -- I truly believe that you have seen life much more than I have and have a better handle on how to deal with things -- when I pour out to you it is not just for the sake of like I did yesterday but inherently I seek advice from you. I want to be more objective and you help me to see it in more than one ways
[15:30] friend: thanks

Thursday, January 31, 2008

Indians in the West

I have experienced an unusual bout of happiness this morning - for unknown reasons. Then I ended up reading an article ("Indians are not stealing Western jobs") by Azim Premji (Wipro chief) - http://www.rediff.com/money/2008/jan/30wipro.htm

The article is neat, but more than the article itself, I liked one comment from one of the readers:-

"We are creating one more INDIA in the WEST... Actually we are taking Indians to the place where Columbus started searching for Indians... We are proving that Columbus was right in his search for Indians..."

Very clever and funny perspective to an interesting debate.

Thursday, May 31, 2007


I was chatting with a friend. She had not replied to my ping's and when she finally did, she replied "been very busy with work..." (standard reply when you do not have time to chat)

I replied spontaneously, "so, work is worship and I'm standbyship?" she had a great laugh for the rest of the afternoon and said, that I coined a new word.

We give so much attention to work and forget the fundamental mantra that we work to live and not live to work...