Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Bizarre Love Story...

My world is mostly about friends, people who know me, understand me, love me unconditionally, trust me and some more necessary ingredients. I have been close to quite a few people, and known about myriad of love stories. I have read a lot about love, emotions, psychology of Girls/Guys towards love and some hidden facts/behaviors of Girls/Guys.

By being a listener to all the stories and personally being the spectator of few made me understand people more. I had a notion that people change with time, but that’s wrong people never change, their reaction to things change with time. Their beliefs never change their understanding depth/capacity changes.

I heard a real bizarre Love story and still nothing is conclusive in the story, I just wish and pray it end up well...

A friendly Guy has a strong feeling for a Gal for four years. He expresses his love quite a few times but then resultant was negative. Then one day his life changed lanes, and gal nodded for his love... They came too close but after a rosy phase, things started to change... loads of misunderstandings, fights, arguments... Well that happens in every relation and after some time things does settle down. But in this story, some discussions were really fundamental and which led to no conclusions and whenever those discussions were around things were absurd. Again I would say there are numerous of happy love stories which have weak nerves. So what’s so strange about this story, Well gal knows guy loves her and can’t live without her... Guy doesn’t really know about Gal other than he loves the gal. Gal knows she said yes to him after a long pause... And now she can’t refuse to the guy...

They might get married soon... So I am just keeping my fingers crossed for this relation. I do know that love is something arbitrary without logic making no sense at all... but this is really bizarre...

Monday, August 07, 2006

Big issue with L&T.

Dissatisfaction with L&T started by my Appraisal in March which was mere mockery of the same. In between I always had weekend visits to Careernet and was in sync with the proceedings there. One weekend, Ashish seriously threw me a question that why don’t i join them back. I was not too comfortable with it, but I did give it a thought.

My work in L&T was pretty smooth, but there were too many managerial hurdles and I was not too happy with the infra structure as well. This led to a long thought. Before this, I haven’t thought about any topic for that long. There were too many things in my mind, for which I had to get answers. I talked to many people and came to some sort of conclusion which I found logical. I resigned from L&T on June 4th. Although they tried a lot to convince me with their rotten ideas, they accepted my resignation and relieved me on the requested date. In last week of June I came to know that my payroll was blocked and I will be penalized for not giving the desired notice. This made me real mad; I had a talk with my Manager... who talked really garbled to me... I ringed my other PM in night who according to my past experiences was kind of methodical and fair. I apprised him about the situation and he after consulting my Delivery Head reacted in a way which made me believe that there is some misunderstanding and that was completely out of the table. Next morning I confirmed with HR and she was being hopelessly adamant with the procedure. I was completely out of tune by this time. I walked into my Delivery Heads room and asked about the whole scenario. He acted very strange and replied that it’s a company policy and he cannot do anything about it. I just asked one simple question to him that was it someone's duty to make me aware of that fact or not, and he replied in negative. This made me really mad still I kept my nerve. I told him that have consulted my lawyers and as I was not intimated about the thing I cant take the proceedings as it’s pretty illogical. After this he started screaming, telling me that Company won’t change according to me... I got really mad and raised my voice and asked him to keep the sanity of his chair. I left his room, and wrote a long mail addressing to Delivery Manager, my PM's, my PL and HR. I also bcc'd to all my friends. I started to leave from office, when My Delivery Manager stopped me and asked what was my plan and what will I do now after that mail... He was too puzzled as he never expected that kind of response from an employee. After a lot of discussion he gave me a proposal to stay in L&T for another 2 months to avoid any penalty... I was so pissed off that I just asked them to give me a certificate of the deducted amount. I did tell my Manager that just for 10K they played filthy gimmick... I completely thrashed, he would definitely remember me for a long time.
I wanted to write loads about the culture of a Big Multinational and myths involved some time back. Guess it deserves a new thread. So now am back to where I belong, feels like got the oxygen back :).

End of "Passport Drama"

My life has always been little complicated to begin with... I have to struggle at every step. To achieve a small feat, I have to pass through various hurdles. Saying this am not putting a question mark on my LUCK... because what ever has happened till now is all Pretty... and whenever there were negatives in my life... it all actually happened to be reference to POSITIVES... sounds tricky ;0) Not at all though…

March 24th was a sad day for all innocent progressive Muslim guys. During my scheduled US-VISA Interview, I was not allowed to take the interview and instead my passport was withheld for "Administrative Procedure" as my name had "OMER"... After a series of questionnaires finally in June end I received a mail from Consulate intimating that the procedure is over and I can send the documents to continue with the VISA process. But as I had already resigned from L&T, I got my Passport back in first week of July.

Indeed that was a happy day for me to at least be eligible for travels abroad. So this adds to one more interesting episode in my life.

Saturday, August 05, 2006

Is India "Shining"?

This incident happened 2.5 months back in Mysore; I went to Devraj's Road on Sunday evening. I was taking a general stroll and trying to find some books to read. I observed a young kid around 8-9 years of age having a rugged bag on his shoulders and one pack of ear buds in his hands. He was crying while walking and murmuring something to himself. Well I can’t call that kid a beggar, as he never begged to me. I can’t stop myself and asked him what’s the matter... he began to cry loud, and started to tell me that his mother would thrash him tonight as he could not sell anything today... He was so scared of the possible treatment at home that he didn’t even realize that he can ask me to buy it... he was unstoppable, he kept on telling that some days back also he got severe punishment and her mom use hard cane... he showed his calf’s which had many impressions of the brutal act. I stood listening to him seriously... I asked him about his studies, and as anyone would guess that was just a dream. All this time I was expecting that he would come up with a proposal... but in vain his fear overtook his senses actually... So I asked how much will it cost for one pack, he said ten bucks... I got a pack, he was so happy... I was still walking with him, although he was little relaxed still he was silent... I threw one more question to him that how many packs he has to sell in a day... he answered minimum 5 of them... I gave him 50 Bucks... his eyes started to shine... he took out 4 more packs from his bag and wanted to give it to me... I said you can sell that tomorrow... His happiness was at peak...

This whole incident was too bizarre... Although am too particular in not shedding a single penny to beggars but there are situations when I can’t help it at all... Recent news of doctors methodically making a person impaired for begging made me real sad... We talk about “India Shining”, I can’t see the shine at all... it’s all gloomy... Saddest part is we all talk about the Tree, but we forget about roots that are still weak...

Long time no Posts...

I have been so busy lately that I hardly got time to write... I miss days when I used to write endlessly. Many things happened for the past 2 months. I got my Passport back, then there was a big issue with L&T, Lovely visit to Bombay and then finally am back in Bangalore. I won’t waste this post in writing summary of all the things instead would write individual posts. So watch out people...