Sunday, January 1, 2017

#2016 I love to hate you!!!!!

It’s been long time I have written something like this. It’s first day of 2017 in office and I am in office at 8:30 a.m. Just to note down few words for this article. #2016 is the year to remember for me on both front personal and professional. This year for me was full of change from all the fronts. 

And two of best memories came on the same day for me. 1st May 2016, the day I got married and the day I got my promotion back to back on 2nd year. Year went pass with so many highs and few down for me. Last few months of my freedom (yeahhh…typical bachelorhood) were in this year and first few months of lovely marriage life were also there in this year. Last few days of roaming around the city alone like a crazy boy were part of this year and first few days of roaming in “Sabji-mandi” like an obedient husband were also part of this year. 

Changes came not only in form of personal life….. I have been witnessed the same on the professional front as well. First time I went to college campus as part of recruitment team to interview the candidates to build a future team. It wasn’t the same college as mine but how does that matter…. I was part of same crowd before 6 years waiting for my round of interviews after clearing written tests… I was also having same tinge of tickling in my stomach while waiting for result after facing the interview. It’s always feels good when you come across any situation which reminds you anything about yours college life. 

Project where I was working since last 4 year was closed this year ….first few days as a person in resource pool were also part of this year. I learnt how to pass a day with doing something meaning full without having anything official on hand. As they say everything happens for a good reason…..this change was also came out as more good than bad… from a team of 3 people I have moved into project where I became part of more than one team ….and few members in the team are the same whom I have trained before few years as part of my first fresher’s training program. It’s always good to see them excelling in the field with flying colors. 

Coming out from personal life it was good year for most of us in other aspects as well. We have witnessed our armed force doing famous “Surgical strike” to eliminate potential threats to the country and witnessed mass public supporting the PM for great move of demonetization even after facing so many difficulties. Year will be remembered for these bold moves by PM. Apart from politics it was great year for sports fan as well. From winning the “Kabbadi World Cup” one more time in mid-year to becoming the no.1 team in the Test Cricket in the end after maintaining undefeated string throughout the year. 

You must be wondering ……Everything I have written is good about 2016 then why the title is “I love to hate you”. It’s just because year is going away with so many memories to never come back…..and I hate anything that is going away from me. 

Yeah….2016 I love to Hate Youuuu!!!!!!!! 

P.S. Starting of 2017 is not bad either…..it’s first day of 2017 in office and I can see my pic as a face of the day on Intranet Portal.

Monday, October 3, 2016

Small steps towards healthy & happy life !!

As they say only healthy body can conceive healthy mind. It's important now a days to keep your body in healthy state to keep your mind in healthy state. Because people like me.....jobs are more of work with mind than with body... we seat on the desk for 8 hours a day and most of us don't really do any exercise along with that.

Basically it's that we take our health for granted.... don't really know the value of the health until and unless we face an issue with that.

Not a single person (who had toothache in life at some point of time) will disagree that ...... at that particular moment we feel like this is the worst thing can ever happen to us.  We try to take care of it for few days and then we forget about it....and start taking it for granted.

But these are small small issues.....but ends up as the bigger one when they come together to fight with you after certain age.  So why not to take care of it along with our routine activities.

Take care of all small issues don't ignore it till come back with bigger impact
This is the first thing everyone of us should do.  In this fast life generally we ignore small issues which are making negligible impact on our body. We try to play strong by ignoring it.  Small stuffs like.....
    • Back problem     ( Due to bad seating habit at workstation )
    • Dental issues        ( Because of bad eating habits and careless brushing habits)
    • Low stamina and extra fat    ( Because of  no exercise )
    • Eyes problem   ( Because too much interacting with phone, tv and laptop)
List can have many more issues......these are the few which I have on my mind right now.....but if I seat and think about it in some free time I could have came up with few more.  
Don't be careless while dealing with high impact diseases  
This is about the few diseases which are having very high impact and can cause the death as well.  One should not be careless while dealing with any stuff which can cause this type of diseases.  List is not that big as the previous one but it can be HIV , Cancer (of any type).  
First one is dangerous because no cure is there  once affected with it and Second one is equally dangerous because of the nature of the disease..... you won't be able to find to many syndromes to identify in the earlier stage but whatever small identification points are there shouldn't taken it lightly.
Follow the instructions of doctor strictly when it comes to diseases of rich
Yes....these diseases are called ....diseases of the rich...due to nature... they doesn't harm you directly but they start eating your body slowly and if you don't follow the instructions ....i would rather say restriction given by doctor they can be dangerous too.
Yes... I am talking about issue with high or low blood pressure and diabetes. Mostly comes with the age....but quite a few incidents found when it can be in the person with age of 20 years as well.  Don't be careless in following the restrictions provided by doctor when it comes to these type of diseases. 
Miscellaneous diseases ....specially for youth

All above diseases are more of traditional ones.... now let's talk about few special once which are seen mostly in youth of today.  Liver problems....lounge problems.....kidney stone problems...pancreas problems.
These all are comes with life style of today's youth.  Liver problems because of drinking habits...lung problems due to smoking habits.....kidney problems because of high stress and busy life style issue.......pancreas problems because of outside foods and eating habits.  
Mass population of young generations lives away from home for the reason of study and after that early days of professional life. Eating away from home at any places for longer duration can cause issues with stomach and pancreas because of unhealthy food and eating schedule. 
In addition to all above steps.....there are few other things which everyone of us can do....with or without falling in any of the above categories....

Stay Active....Eat Better Food...and Stay Happy...


Cheers to a healthy and happy life,
Thanks,
Akash

“I am joining the Saffolalife #ChhoteKadam initiative in association withBlogAdda and follow these small steps for a healthy heart.”

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Life is calling where are you!!!!


Life is calling where are you....... everyday I listen to this when clock ticks over 7:30 at office.....

Mixing up the advertisement of the Smirnoff in the title with the content of 7 up just like my feelings...... From inside I feel so positive .....and singing I feel up ....up up ...and from outside everyone things like.....it's because of Smirnoff.... :p

Whatever other thinks doesn't matter from inside .... I am singing I feel up....and dancing like penguin.... Seems like....Life is all set....  getting back to back promotion in professional life despite of cut throat competitions and ....personal life promotion to be called as married.....

Yeah someone do wait for me as well....giving me reason everyday to wind up my work on time..... I won't say spending good amount of time at office didn't paid off.... but getting promotion declared on the same day as your marriage do trigger speculation in the circle that bride is lucky for groom.... I don't deny it and ......... whenever I listen this ....it feels like......

Yeah.... you are right..... I FEEL UP .....    

Enjoy the track..... :D





I feeeeeel up !
Muh latka ke sitting sitting
Kya rakha hai nothing nothing
Kya hai jo hai missing missing
Thodi masti that is the thing
More n more, jaise never before
I feel up up..up
I feel up up..up
I feeeeee…….eeeeel
I feel up !
Lamhon ke juton me spring laga ke
Dhadkan ki ghanti me ting jaga ke
More n more, jaise never before
I feel up up..up
I feel up up..up
I feeeeee…….eeeeel
I feel up !
Tension ka inbox jab full ho gaya
Mara delete sab gul ho gaya
More n more, jaise never before
I feel up up..up
I feel up up..up
I feel up up..up
I feel up up..up
I feeeeee…….eeeeel
I feel up !.

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Book Review - Six Degrees : Game of Blogs

When I first heard about book.... I was amazed by the concept....because it's written by people like me and you. After fighting battle among 30 teams these 3 teams made it to the final and out come of this battle is this book with 3 story lines published by blogadda. Isn't that amazing that more than 300 bloggers creates fiction stories in their own mind based on some clues provided by blogging community and put those words on paper.

Believe me I am an software professional and heading team of few people with different mindsets. Sometimes it's really hard to convince them and bring all of them together to one direction (* that too with keeping all of them happy). If it's hard for things like job which earn bread and butter for them it's tough when it's about hobby..... people don't like to change their story lines according to others... yeah believe me..... it's tough to adjust or change your story....I repeat your own story..... according to though process of others.

Still they have managed to put together their stories in front of world .... so they deserve accolades for that. 




Before we start with story lines....let's have a look at characters given to the team to create this fiction content.

Shekhar Dutta – He is a stay at home dad who is a freelance writer and stays in Mumbai.

Tara Dutta – She is Shekhar Dutta’s wife who is a media professional.

Roohi Dutta – She is Shekhar and Tara’s 9 years old daughter.

Jennifer Joseph – A christian photographer who stays in Kochi.

Cyrus Daruwala – A law student staying in Delhi.


All of them have created stories in different way and best of three have got place on this published book.

Story #1  - The Awakening

Team “By Lines ”

"The Awakening" is a science fiction combined with some mythology. Lovable combo of mythology, technology and a family drama reminds me of block buster Bollywood movie. At the same time one will have tinge feeling of reading Hollywood movie script while reading it.  Story of small family living happily in Mumbai. Disturbed by some unwanted guests... then it turns into page turning thriller when aliens enters into the story ....to put humanity in danger. This will surely reminds me of so many movies I have watched from Hollywood.  Just like another thriller now a days .... in this too reader would be able to guess the climax in advance.

Story #2  - Entangled Lives

Team "Potli Wale Baba"

"Entangled Lives" is a story of a stay-at-home dad & a workaholic mom, Little daughter of the former two Roohi is feeling that her life is far from perfectly happy. That to takes different unwanted turn after a murder in their household. Entry of  two strangers Cyrus and Jennifer as suspect of crime makes story interesting. They portrait-ed as they were caught at wrong time in a wrong place? Or is one of them the culprit? Each of their lives are entangled in a weird way, and the key to untie those tangles lies in the hands of a corrupt inspector. This story is full of surprises, and the characterization of the inspector is something that you will love and hate at the same time.

Story #3 - Missing – A Journey Within

Team "Tete-a-Ten"

"Missing – A Journey Within"  is a story that I liked most. It 's quite a well-narrated story. Going with a title it's a story of missing person ....actually story of missing truth. Story of couple Tara , Shekher and their missing daughter Roohi. Unlike the murder mystry and science fiction story line like this needs powerful narration and team "Tete-a-Ten" has done it precisely.  

Verdict In my words -

Being an avid reader and QA by profession I was able to find quite a few mistakes in writings and at some places there were hard to believe fictional content added.  However, I didn't feel bad at any time reading it because I was knowing the another story behind writing this.  

All in all....great book ... a science fiction , a murder mystery and a thriller all in one book. You should give it a try.... to get your copy visit here.

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Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Monkey & Boy - a story of Passion and Foolishness !

I have been targeted with sarcasm for being more practical and feeling and very less reactive from near and dear ones.  But most of the time I haven't lose my calmness and accepted criticism with smile on my face. 

Just wanted to point out difference between "being Passionate" and "being Foolish" with medium of two stories. I have read this two stories somewhere and both are contradictory from first look but then it gives more meaning if someone read it carefully. 

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There was  a boy ...belonging to typical middle class family where people around him were more concerned about basic needs than thinking about luxury. One day he has been asked by his school teacher to write an essay on "Dream". Boy didn't hesitate for a minute and wrote few pages of essay describing each and every little thing about his dream. His dream was to owning a farm house with all his favorite trees .... little river flowing by side....and a stable of horses. He wrote everything he wanted with minor details.  Teacher read it.....most of the people in the class has wrote about being "Teacher","Engineer","Doctor"...or few genius also wanted to be "Postman". With typical mindset of teacher of small school....she asked the boy to write something like everyone else did...or I will give you "F" grade.  The boy replied that ...I don't mind having the "F" grade but I don't wanna be anything like that so let me keep my dream....you keep your grade. Boy is grown up right now and owning everything he has written in that paper and have that school paper is framed on the wall.

Moral : Think about what exactly you want to achieve......otherwise you will get whatever little you are thinking....

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But wait....that's not end.  Sticking to a dream by being passionate about it made him successful. But that doesn't help always. Sometimes we need to leave something what we are passionate about to survive.

Have a look at this one more story...

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There was a monkey.....leaving near small town. Once a monkey....roaming around found a pile of nuts inside a pot.... just like a typical POT...it had an opening at the top. The monkey slid in his hand and grabbed the nuts. Now his hand had become a fist. The monkey tried to get his hand out; the opening was big enough for the hand to slide in, but too small for the fist to come out. The monkey had a choice, either to let go of the nuts and be free, or hang onto the nuts and keep trying to get free. He chose the latter. For the monkey, the nuts held the same significance as the ranch dreams held for the boy. Unfortunately, the box had been intentionally placed there by some smart monkey-hunters who came and caught the monkey.

Moral : Curtail the calling of your heart. If we keep going nuts about something, we will never be all that we can be!

Similar stories, opposing morals. Why? Because we searched for the morals at a wrong place. You see, the lesson here was not of the heart, but of the head. While both the monkey and the boy held on to their nutty dreams, there was a fundamental difference in their pursuits: The monkey had little to gain and everything to lose, while the poor boy had everything to gain and little to lose!

Often, our professional or personal triumphs don’t lie in the dreams of the heart, but the logic of the head. On our ability to distinguish between an opportunity and a threat, between a permanent and a temporary gain, between reality and fantasy. And above all, in our knack to pinpoint the lessons surrounding the daily stories of our lives…

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Girl - Boy and Buffalo ( Famous Joke ) - A twist in a tail


This is hilarious..... 


 Read the post from Bottom to Top. J

 
Note:- "All persons and groups in this post are fictional and any resemblance is just a coincidence"..

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From: Vishnudatta Sharma (vishnush)
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RE: Girls never understand what a boy wants to say......................... Awesome and funny

 
lol..really funny
 
Regards,
Vishnu
From: Pankaj Malviya (pmalviya)
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RE: Girls never understand what a boy wants to say......................... Awesome and funny

 
Keyur had the best and most practical solution the situation!
Best regards,
Pankaj
 
From: Keyur Pankajkumar Desai
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The boy should have shouted to buffalo instead: “Girl on a Scooty!”.
The buffalo might have understood this and got out of way.
Everybody leaved happily there after…
 
Keyur.
 
From: Akshay Gopal Nagaich
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Maybe she listened because u were a girl…J
The subject in the conversation says - Girls never understand what a boy wants to sayJ
 
From: Sneha Bambolkar
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Girls never understand what a boy wants to say

 
Another instance..
 
There was a female on the bike who’s Duppatta was hanging down..and all I said was “ DUPPATTA”.. and she quickly pulled it up n smiled…
 
So ..do I say that “Girls understand girls better”?
 
Regards,
Sneha
 
From: Kritika Tushar Kumar Chatterjee
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Sunai nahi toh dikhai th dega!
From: Abhijeet Vijaykumar Prabhu
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Full volume version sunai nahi diya to muted version kaha se sunai dega???
 
From: Kritika Tushar Kumar Chatterjee
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Same applies to the original scenario where the guy could have pointed to the buffalo instead !!!
 
From: Janmejoy Roy
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Instead of saying it would have help if u would have pointed towards the side standJ
 
regards,
Janmejoy Roy
 
From: Sneha Bambolkar
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That’s exactly my point..
 
Why would I ask him to stand on his bike, on the road anyway??????
 
Regards,
Sneha
 
From: Janmejoy Roy
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So u think a guy would stand on the bike if you say so in any season other than rainy???
 
regards,
Janmejoy Roy
 
From: Sneha Bambolkar
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While riding a bike in Rains all you can think of is being safe on road…it’s obvious that I will not ask him to stand on his bike.
 
Regards,
Sneha
 
From: Dinakar Vasant Ogalapur
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He will not “Stand” while riding a bike J so probably words need to be chosen carefully file shouting JJJ.
(Ofcourse Ajay Devgan can stand on 2 bikes )
 
From: Sneha Bambolkar
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Well even guys don’t,
 
Once I was on a bike and, there was a guy riding besides us who had not pulled up the side stand..
So I shouted  “STAND”
 
The guy gave me a very weird look..
So I shouted again “Sir…BIKE KA STAND”  and he said “oh ..Thanks”
 
So it’s not only girls you see.
 
Regards,
Sneha
 
From: Pratik Jagdishchandra Shah
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What an amazing post to start the day at office .. J
 
From: Danish Mohammad Tabbassum Lambate
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Arre yaar.........koi bichare buffalo ko to poocho k zinda hai  k nahi
 
 
 
From: Kiran Prabhakar Sant
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Lol..lolzzzz… :D :D :D
 
From: Madhav Ashok Chaudhari
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Dont think below 2 solutions will work:
On 1st attempt:
Girl might think the guy is trying to flirt ... Wont read placard... Crash into buffalo..
 
On 2nd attempt:
Looking that the guy is trying to overtake her.. she will drive faster... Carsh into buffalo...
 


From: Pulak Mishra
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Two Solutions –
 
1st   – Drive Car fast enough.. and while driving show her a placard showing “Drive Slow, Buffalo in progress” ;)
 
2nd  – Drive Car fast enough.. and crash with the Buffalo !! Game over…
 
 
 
Regards,
Pulak.
 
From: Ruchira Agarwal
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Ha hahhahahha..
Updated version is also very good! JJ he he..
 
From: HarshalBhimrao Patinge
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Updated version:
 
A boy is driving a car…
A girl on scooty overtakes him...
Boy sees a traffic constable around the corner

Races to him in seconds
As soon as he reaches to constable, constable tickets him for speeding
After fine payment boy tells him that the girl is in danger and pleads to avoid accident and tells that he is the only one who can save her
Traffic cop suddenly becomes aware of his duty and responsibility
 
Checks on the girl who is in her element while riding
Traffic cop shouts, “Buffalo”
Girl turns back & shouts,
“Pig, ...donkey, Monkey, Stupid boy…”

 

Suddenly she meets with an accident…
She is hit by a buffalo crossing the road...

MORAL: - “Girls never understand what a others wants to say!!!!!!

 
 
From: Abhijeet Vijaykumar Prabhu
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I say find a traffic cop(which is a rarity)…then tell him there is a buffalo on the way…then tell him to stop the girl by telling her that there is a buffalo on the way…and then avoid her from crashing into the buffalo on the way…all this in a few millisecs….call rajnikant
 
From: Janmejoy Roy
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So wht is the solution u suggest which could be used in less than few seconds???
 
regards,
Janmejoy Roy
 
From: Roshni Hemraj Mudliar01
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They could be strangers, shouting is never a solution.
 
From: Abhijeet Vijaykumar Prabhu
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Hehehe lolz that’s an even bigger joke…he shd have called her on her cell phone or have texted her that there is a buffalo on the way…hehehe itna time nahi tha uske pass…ek to bichare ne madat kari upar se galiya…waaahhh kya jamana aya hai….
 
From: Roshni Hemraj Mudliar01
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Noise and traffic on road leads to difficultly in voice audibility. The boy could have explained this in a polite manner with the help of traffic constable.   How you communicate is equally important as what you communicate.
 
From: Prafulla Dagaji Pawar
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A boy was driving a car…
A girl on scooty overtook him...
Boy shouted, “Buffalo”
Girl turned back & shouted,
“Pig, ...donkey, Monkey, Stupid boy…”

 

Suddenly she met with an accident…
She was hit by a buffalo crossing the road...

MORAL: - “Girls never understand what a boy wants to say!!!!!!


  
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Saturday, February 13, 2016

Don't give to get.....give to inspire others to give !!!

18 Aug 2015
At an old age home....managed by couple who both  were retired teacher. 

Short conversation :

Me : I have read about the activities done by you. I wanted to contribute something towards it. 

Uncle : Yes beta, you are very young to come at such place. Sometimes group of youngster visits it but that too more for clicking photos. They spend little time with these people and more time in clicking photos to showcase on social networking sites.

However, I am not complaining about them......because that little is also too much for some people leaving here. 

I told him about everything.....and he got surprised when I told him that it's only me and I didn't come with any group or not proposing any events. 

After listening to everything.....surprisingly he said no to accept anything from me.  I was shocked from his reaction..... 

He told me that ..... money you are offering to us are not of yours. 

I was like..... I am earning it .... in fact in my family I was the only earning member.  

He told me....that's why I am saying it's not only yours. You can't give it away.   However, I have a suggestion.  If you really want to help then you can choose that way.

What generally you do on weekend...... I told .....after working like a hell on week days....generally I spend weekend with friends....doing party and roaming around city....watching movie or just sleeping.

He told me....that you have to leave it for 6 months.. I was like.... uncle I do earn money and spend it on weekend but it's not that much.  I earn money .....so I know value of it so it won't that much even if I don't spend a penny on my self.

He responded.... I am not telling you to stop it and use that money for this cause.  Tell me what % of your time.... you have in form of weekend. It's more than 1/3rd of week day. Now if you do the same thing you do on weekdays on weekend....what would be amount you can get out of it.

I was like... uncle.... it doesn't work that way.... my company don't pay me for working on weekend. And sometimes it's not good practice to follow.  I can't work like that on every weekend....I need to visit home as well.

Only response...I got was.... it's the way...you have 100 reason for not doing it.....find one reason to do it.... and I have never asked to spend all weekends on it.... I just told you the way you can contribute more towards the cause you wanted to do.

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13th Feb 2016

Around 6 months gone after above conversation...... Meanwhile I have decided to work on this.....just for an experiment. 

Initial few months were like .....I genuinely felt that ....it's rubbish idea and it won't work. But then it started fall into place. I have started with my generating something from working on my hobby and then giving a helping hand to friend in setting up his business. 

Spent few sleepless nights on weekend. Even on weekdays sometimes I entered office with swollen red eyes. I used to reply colleagues that it was due to counter strike games we play over night. Playing games for bachelor living alone feels cool than telling actually what I was doing.

Friend whom I was helping ....get to know that why I was doing that after 3 months of working with him. We never settled financial terms till yesterday......when he completed full and final settlement before moving to US.

Normally I don't check amount..... I get back from such work and ask them to directly give it to trust or third party. So that I don't have to worry about extra entry in my account and he get receipt for making some of his black to white. 

Surprisingly it was way more than what I initially offered to Uncle.....and surprisingly he was so sure about that.  (Even more than what I earn ....during this period...believe me it was ....I guess friend ....generously added few bucks because I wasn't taking for my self. )

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  • I had most memorable weekend.....having lunch party at that place.
  • I didn't click any picture.....or selfie....
  • It's more valuable because it happened on this day....this was for you dad....
  • I would ....probably continue work like this for this and hopefully will get new flow of work.
P.S. :  He never told me how to live......he just lived and let me watch him doing it. That's how my dad was....

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Book Review - Ramayana: The Game of Life - Book 3 - Stolen Hope

Title: Ramayana - The Game of Life - Book 3 - Stolen Hope

Author : Shubha Vilas

Genre : Mythology

Prequels : Ramayana – The Game of Life : Shattered Dreams and Ramayana – The Game of                       Life - Rise of the Sun Prince




About the Author :

He is an otherworldly seeker and a motivational speaker, holds a degree in Engineering and law with specialization in Patent Law. His leadership classes are well known with top-level administration in corporate houses. He likewise offers people some assistance with applying so as to deal with present day life circumstances the teachings of the Bhagavad Gita, Ramayana and other dharmic customs.   

Blurb from the back :

In the evil labyrinths of Dandakaranya forest, human values are put to test. Rama’s righteousness, Lakshmana’s loyalty and Sita’s endurance reflect our own sense of values and judgment in difficult times. The story unfolds the facets of human life – the conflict and the trickery, the praise and the slander and, above all, the hope and the despair in the eventful forest life of the Exiled Royals.
Stolen Hope is about extreme deception and extreme love. It is about arrogant power and deep devotion. With every twist and turn, Rama, Sita and Lakshmana find themselves robbed of whatever and whoever they value most. 
Exploring the dynamics of human relations – between father and son, husband and wife, teacher and disciple – and the complex game of power and greed, Stolen Hope mirrors our own dilemmas in the modern world and teaches us how we must overcome them.
Seek courage when everything, including hope, is stolen.

Review :

This is third book of the series which I have read and second book of series that I am reviewing as part of blogadda community. (Click here to go through review of the earlier one).  

Please go through my other review to get details about why one should read this book. Because don't want to repeat and plagiarize my own content :p .

The thing I most like about book from these series is because of detailing of minor stuffs. I mean I have read the Ramayana where it was pocket book size and also read one with bulky size but detailing of things in this I have never got anywhere else. I have also read the fictional stories of Ramayana from different character's perspective (i.e.The-Return-of-Ravana-Series by David Hair) but filling content in the original story line is completely different thing and I like to read this series of book for that.

When it comes to digging into Indian Mythology Subha Vilas has mastered the art.  Not only the story line but the very carefully crafted anecdotes at end of chapter are so meaningful as well.

Unlike the other series of books and movies where after successful first two part ...story started getting dull in third part this one has strengthen the grip.  Detailing of war zone and action is something new in this series which I was really wanting to see ( of course expectations are high in that zone after reading Amish's Shiva trilogy )

Spoilers :

No spoilers for this book. Everyone of us knows the story of Ramayana so no suspense and one who has read the first two part might not have waited to read this review.  

But for others who has not read it yet.....go ahead and grab it. 

It's good to have book collection in your shelf...


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Monday, January 4, 2016

Te Amo !

Writing something on "Love" is so down market right now everyone is writing mediocre things about it and selling it. Same thing is going on screen in Bollywood and is being adopted by Tellywood.

Still I am writing something on the same topic.....not for me....not for any competition....not for any novel....not for any movie...this time I am writing for someone special who has recently entered in my life.

Title of the post is from one of my favorite song.....which I have listen 4-5 times in loop before writing this up....Lyrics goes like....
Kisi ke sau joot sun le.....
Kisi ka such bhi ghunah..
Kisi ki bas yadon mein....
Kar halchal sara jahan...
Te amo meeti amo............
She has entered in my life like a fish entering in pond from bowl of glass. She was overjoyed with freedom she got then ....got little disappointed  because I wasn't able to give so much time to her because of all silly stuff I am doing in my life right now. Sometimes ....or let me admit for most of the time I forgot to give that little time to her while being busy with other works....she used complain about it then started understanding it. (May be killing her desire and emotions).

Remember that old movie .....not so old ... "Rab ne bana di jodi...." .... starring King Khan and Anushka. There was one dialogue in movie...where male lead character is saying to his counter part.... "Pyar kya hota hey....muje pata nahi kabhi aisa sochne ka time aaya hi nahi... mere liye to mere sab doston ke samne meri Ijjat rakh di....wohi pyar hey..." .

I think same applies to me.... I have never been like that.....never thought about having someone as part of my life.....also don't believe in saying .....but the way she thinks and take care of my family is the love....and I really respect it.

I have been friends with girls and can communicate without fear ....so it's not like that I feel alien and look like Champu.... but then few things never comes naturally to me and I admit it. I don't have any fear saying that I can't be like any road side guy hovering around girl or any teenager talking on phone for hours.

What I feel is that love is not all about so many words and showing off to world. It's about having that feeling of togetherness..... wanted to attach few dialogues from one of my favorite movie....
"Koi to hona chahiye....jise sirf hum dikhe ....or unhe sirf hum"
 Looks good in movie....not in real life..... So many things to look after in real life....but still one song....or one line makes too much sense....
"Kabhi Kabhi Toh Lage Har Din Mushkil Aur Har Pal Ek Saza.....Aise Me Koi Kaise Muskuraaye, Kaise Has De Khush Hoke........Aur Kaise Koi Sochle Everything's Gonna Be Okay.....................Soch Zara Jaane Ja Tujhko Hum Kitna Chahte Hain.....................Rote Hum Bhi Agar Tere Aankhon Me Aansun Aate Hain..........Gaana Toh Aata Nahi Hai Magar Fir Bhi Gaate Hain....................Hey Aditi Maan Kabhi Kabhi Saare Jahan Me Andhera Hota HaiLekin Raat Ke Baad Hi Toh Savera Hota Hai..............................."
Yeah...that's true....sometimes we feel like something is not going right way....but then before every dawn there has to be dark night...

Ending with one more song of that movie.....she must be feeling like this.... :p

Kahin To.. Kahin To Hogi Wo,
Duniya Jahan Tu Mere Saath Hai..
Jahan Mein, Jahan Tu,
Aur Jahan, Bass Tere Mere Jazbaat Hai,
Hogi Jahan Subah Teri,
Palko Ki, Kirano Mein,
Lori Jahan Chand Ki,
Sune Teri Baahoin Mein..
Jaane Naa Kahan Wo Duniya Hai,
Jaane Naa Wo Hai Bhi Ya Nahi,
Don't worry...... there exists that world....waiting for you.....to accommodate you inside....

Wanted to write something more and give this rough draft a finishing touch.....but got some work....so...I feel like... ( Adding lyrics from one more favroite song.... :p  )
Baatein reh gayi adhoori...
Mere labon pe zaroori.....
Yeah....bahot jaroori bat reh gayi...... I have started this post to wish you a happy birthday.....which is missed...that's how silly writer do.....



Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Book Review - 'The Bestseller She Wrote' by Ravi Subramanian

Here you go with my typical review for this book.... unlike other reviews with stereotype content and format .... this time I want to write it in very straight forward way "What I liked" ...."Why to read" and "What not to expect".

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Paperback king, Aditya Kapoor’s life is straight out of a modern man’s fantasy. His literary stardom is perfectly balanced by a loving wife and a spectacular career. With everything he touches turning to gold, Aditya is on a winning streak.
Shreya Kaushik is a student with a heart full of ambition. Young, beautiful, and reckless, Shreya speaks her mind and obsessively chases after what she wants. And what she wants is to be a bestselling author.
What happens when their worlds collide? Is it possible to love two people at the same time? Can real ambition come in the way of blind passion? Can trust once broken, be regained?
Master storyteller Ravi Subramanian, delves into the glitzy world of bestsellers and uncovers a risky dalliance between a superstar novelist and his alluring protégé.
The Bestseller She Wrote is a combustible cocktail of love, betrayal and redemption.

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What I liked :

So the uncrowned King of corporate thriller is back with another nail biting novel "The Bestseller She Wrote"

I have read all the books of this author and as they say and I believe, he is one of the finest Indian English author and when it comes to corporate thrillers he is the only one. One more time books revolves around main character "Aditya" ... (just like his most of the previous novel ). The moment I read that name in his novel one fiction character with strong presence, attitude portraits into my mind. 

Simple language....short chapters and pacy story holds you through out the book. I felt that at some point author has made it like a script which can directly adopted into movie. But what I believe is no screen play can be better than imagination of human mind. When I read something I actually see it like a movie...and that's why I able to finish most of the book in 3-4 hours at one go :p .

What else I like is the quotes....catchy one liners..... that's what people remembers just like "Thapped se dar nahi lagta ....saheb pyar se lagta hey " this novel has so many one liners which gives the punch to story....few examples...

"Cheating is never a mistake. It is a choice..."
"Life is all about choices you make…"


"Relationships with the right people always pay in life..."



"If instead of malls we built libraries, the future generations would be a lot smarter."



"A lottery gives you a better chance at success than getting a book published.""

"Without these bookstores, there will be no books, and without books, there will be no culture"

"Nothing in life is more wretched than the mind of a man conscious of his guilt."


"The problem with trust is that if it is broken, then all acts committed by the perpetrator come under the purview of suspicion."



"Life is binary in many ways. There is no way that we can move away from each other slowly and painlessly. There has to be a complete exit"


And the last one...which I liked the most.....



"Books make sense of life...the only problem is that the lives they make sense of are other people's lives....never your own...."  - Julian Barnes


Why to read :

You will like the book if you are frustrate from blast of Indian English author's romantic novel. Just like rest of the his novels by Ravi this one also revolves around corporate world of India....tussle of egos...raise of hero....betrayal.....old friendships.....I mean it has everything that one wants to read into entertaining novel.

If you want to read something different than ordinary Indian English author (excepts Ashwin Sanghi and Amish Tripathi) than you can read this.  Not typical love story ....but this time he has tried to get diverted little bit in that direction.

If you have read his other books ..... "Bankrupt","God is Gamer", "If god was banker", "Devil's pinstripe", "Incredible Banker" than you won't be able to stop your self from going through this. 

Go for it....there are very few Indian author who has reached at the stage which he is right now.

What Not to expect from book :

Unlike other books of this author this book has so many co-relation with one of the other author..so many points in the starting were similar that I was scared that this book is written for that author it self or what :P

Please find funny points and co-relations as below...

Spoiler alerts..... 

Story is about banker turned author Aditya (Just like Chetan Bhagat )  is the reigning 'paperback king' (Just like Chetan Bhagat of 2007-8).... he is from prestigious institute of India for management study IIM ( again like CB ...).... he move back to India after successful career at Hong Kong (CB also has same story)  at one point of time in novel Aditya also get offer to judge the dance reality show ( Just wanted to make a point that CB has recently judge "Nachh Baliye" ) .

See how many co-relation with real life... :p

But rest of the story is not similar to his life so please don't abandon reading in between :p.


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