August 21, 2008

Off for a vacation... Biee!

I'm off for a week long break with couple of my closest friends to Dharamshala, Himachal Pradesh. Will be surely having some of the best moments of my life. Will be back with fresh thoughts... Till then, 5 questions that you might want to ponder about:

1. How much money is enough for someone to live happily?

2. If asked to choose one, would people prefer money or fame?

3. Why most educated people/couples still do not consider adoption as an option?

4. Why is the fear of stage/fear of public speaking one of the most prevalent phobias in this world?

5. Why is the grass always greener on the other side of the fence?

Happy thinking! Do post your thoughts. Chow...

August 16, 2008

Action packed fortnight

After about 12 busy yet exciting days, I have finally got some time off to write. Starting next week, again I am off for a couple of visits, professional and personal.

Starting 5th of this month, I traveled to Pune, Baroda, Ahmedabad, Delhi, Bangalore and Hyderabad. 6 cities in about 7 days. I love traveling like this and enjoyed most part of these visits too. The only flip side is the toll it takes on your sleep. I am yet to catch up on the lost hours of sleep.

The new airports at Bangalore and Hyderabad are excellent, though relatively far-off from the city (both about 40kms). Hyderabad airport is amazing. It is simply huge, and since it's still new, clean and well maintained. With more than 35 departure gates, most flights manages to get an aerobridge which cuts a lot of time and is convenient. The shopping pockets within the two airports are excellent, something that Mumbai airport does not have.

Met a good friend in Bangalore. Had a good time albeit briefly. That reminds me, Bangalore traffic sucks. It is really annoying.

Met an extremely good person, who also happens to be a friend, in Delhi. As always, may GOD bless her. Some people in this world really makes me believe that despite everything, it is still a very lovely place to be in.

Back home, things were quite eventful. Celebrated our classes' prize distribution function on 15th August, as like every year. The preparations for the function takes a toll but the satisfaction that comes with a good event is gratifying. The enthusiasm of the students when they come up to receive their respective awards/prizes are amazing. One very primary reason why I love to be with them even after more than 4 years of doing the same thing. Success is a very strange thing. It can truly change people, both positively and unfortunately negatively too.

I have realized something over the last 2 years. It is very easy to fool people with displaying what you do not have. What appears on the outside is what matters in this world. To be given the status of being GODly is fairly easy here, and shockingly undeservedly. A really sad truth that I am still to come in terms with. There is a very specific reason why I am putting this down here. And there are also reasons why I will not elaborate further.

August 12, 2008

Take a bow Abhinav!

Abhinav Bindra has achieved an extremely remarkable feat. Feeling really, really proud indeed. Kudos to you Abhinav.

August 4, 2008

Fighting to find mindspace

Not that I do not have time, but not the way I need it to blog. I call it mindspace. Will hit the 'purple patch' of blogging soon though.

I was telling someone the other day that I can sense that I am turning into a lunatic with each day passing. More freaky, more weird than ever before! I find myself laughing more these days, and that's weird because I do not need reasons to laugh. Increasingly, I care less about what I am wearing to where. Carrying myself in a very casual way to lectures. Not really taking care of the 'niceties' and the 'formalities'. Being more volatile and 'unstructured' in the way I am living overall. Something that my parents keep complaining about. In their words, it is not 'disciplined'.

Also, I like doing things that most people believe are 'what-the-fu**' kinds. And I do not really like doing the 'in-things'. I sleep through (literally) the box-office hits in most cases and am excited about a movie that has 11 people watching it on the first day of its release.

I have stopped scolding the batches and keep mocking myself. Was actually dancing in a batch the other day! When was the last time I lost my cool? Can’t remember. And that’s not me. Can’t be. But yet that’s how it is.

I am less nervous about a lot of things. Leave it to the moment in most cases, including my presentations. Doing it more ‘extempore’ than before. The ever-excited wreck I was, am being more laid back these days. Less ‘turned on’ by things that otherwise would have excited me. Talking a lot lesser than before. Discussing a lot lesser than before. Getting out of home a lot lesser than before.

If not anything else, all the above crap might make you believe that I am starting to lose it. If still not convinced, see it to believe it!