Wednesday, August 26, 2015

My favorite last four lines of a poem

The woods are lovely dark and deep
But I have promises to keep
And miles to go before I sleep
And miles to go before I sleep

- Robert Frost

Tuesday, March 13, 2012


He always liked to just do his work and not fall in any nonsense right from the beginning he started his career. He didnt have too many expectations and was always happy with what he got. He was liked by everyone, he had just started and that was what expected out of him.

He carried this over to the next place where he worked. Just did his work and nothing else. He was lucky to work alone for most part of his work and he got appreciation from his client. Eventually this led him travelling to places. His expectations were still less. People with whom he worked or helped loved him. He had no problems when the allowance he was given while travel was made less the next time or if he was sent to a place where his accommodation was still not decided. He still had to work alone and had to help his team who were not in the same place. Here too his work only spoke for him and he was praised and applauded with the way he worked. He started getting awards and recognitions and was quickly elevated to a higher place.

Then something happened that he had always feared of. He was then asked to work with a team. He helped the team with whatever work related stuff he can. But it was not everything that they want. As a senior guy in the company (not in age) other team members wanted him to present there woes to the upper mgmt. He feels scared doing that, coz he fears he is representing that is not him at all. He still tries to do it. He gets them c-offs for the work they do during weekends. But then again, they have some other expectations like increasing their allowance. He doesnt know how will he do that? He never has complained about anything he has got from any of his companies. If he doesnt do that he will earn enemies and if he does do that it will portray him as an enemy of the company. In both ways he would be considered as a rebel. He was always taught never be money hungry and run after money. Just do your work and the money will run after you.  He doesnt know what to do. Even if he says this to the mgmt, tomorrow the team members will have some other desire like expense for party and again he will be fronted. He is CONFUSED!!! Can you please tell him what to do?

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Revisit to UK - 1

Hello everyone!!! Hope you all are doing great. Just came back to blog about the updates. Job is going great. And i got the chance to visit UK again. The flight was long and tiring, obviously it would be tiring after 15 hours of journey. As I landed Heathrow airport, the weather was overcast. I enjoyed my way back to the guest house, seeing the lush green scenery, freshened by the drizzles from the sky.

To be continued...

Friday, February 25, 2011

Travel Travel and lots of Travel

Apple tree view from my room.
Hello guys. How you all doing? Again posting after a lot of gap in between. The reason being I have been travelling a lot these days. I am enjoying every moment of it. In the last three months I have visited 2 countries. Always my dream was to travel and meet a lot of people around the world and the current job is helping me in realizing the same.
First I had been to Oxfordshire in UK for a project. The exact place was Milton Park. It was a country side and needless to say it was so so beautiful. I could see apple tree from my window. Wow!!!! Now thats a sight. The people in UK were great. They were very helpful and good natured. The weather was extremely cold and do you believe that i was seeing snowfall for the first time in my life. It was mind boggling experience. The food was here was not really spicy, especially if you consider the fact that i come from India and we eat very hot and spicy food. But i liked it. I tried ham and bacon and beef which i had never eaten before and it wasnt too bad. Days were really short, like sun would come out at about 8 and set at 4:30!!! My only regret while I visited UK was i couldn't see place and I know i am at fault, too scared to go out anywhere alone. London was 1 and half hour away from where i was staying and it snowed frequently and since the days were really short i was not courageous enough to go out anywhere alone. All in all I had a very good time in UK.
Then I had the opportunity to go to Riyadh for giving a training on the technology that I am working. Riyadh is soooo beautiful at night. From the air you would be blinded by the brilliant lighting in the city. During training i got to meet people from Syria and Lebanon and Saudi. It was so nice meeting them all. The city is very well planned and the roads and the street lights and the huge buildings just leave you awestruck. The people here are really good-natured, very polite and very friendly. They are really generous when it comes to hospitality. I was invited to a dinner which was hosted by the good person who was our company's partner and i know i couldn't thank him enough. The food was spicier than what it was in UK but not spicy enough by Indian standards but i know Indian habit of eating spicy food is the extreme.
I will try to write again when i get free time and have something to share. Till then its CYA from me who is waiting at Riyadh airport for my flight back to India. Keep smiling

“One’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things.” –  Henry Miller

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Workaholic Me :)

Its long time i haven't blogged, and there was a reason for it. I have been engrossed in many activities. Let me place it like this, since the last blog post that i made, i have changed my company, i have travelled to two places away from my home, i have been trying to make a name for myself and believe me it was wonderful roller coaster ride!!!

Leaving the old company was never easy. It was my first company and i will cherish that forever. I miss all my colleagues and superiors and boss, who have become my good friends. I got everything from my first company, but then if you ask me why did i leave, the only answer would be i needed to learn more. I didn't want my knowledge to get stagnant. Sometimes it gets really tough for a person like me who brings emotions first to understand that in professional world you need to move on to reach new heights. I am sad that i miss all my friends because this was were it all began, this was were i learned what i know, this was where which helped me in giving an identity and probably after 3 or 4 decades from now if i am alive, i will be telling my grandkids that Asite was my first company. Touchwood

Joining the new company is a thrill. I find here many young and new energy and the company growing at unstoppable speed and i am so glad that i am a part of it. My role here is quite different with what i had in last company and i have to be updated every time which is what i like most. I have started giving back to community in which i am learning, helping others and learning all the time as i do all these. I went to Gurgaon away from home for the first time for work related stuff and it was a good learning experience. I am right now in Bangalore for another project and may be day after tomorrow will be going back home after 3 long months. I had some good and bitter experience in the later project but i have to take it as something to learn. One thing i love about the projects away from my hometown is that i get to travel, see new places and make new friends.

Let's see what life has in store for me next!!! Whatever it is "Bring it on...."

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