Friday, June 17, 2011

Religion should be confined within the walls.

It's good to love the Gods and believe in their powers and doing stuff to appease them. I have no problems with that. But who gave you the rights to do these stuff on the road, right on the road, during maddening office rush hours when men and women possessing sanity and wisdom are on the verge of nervous breakdown.

We need to learn some civic sense. Serving cold sweet water to everyone and anyone may be an act of "Punya kamana" but the half a kilometer long trail of traffic jam is no sweet a sight and the ensuing tempers of those caught in the jam, is far away from being sweet.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Life is unfair

It is unfair that life is fair for someone and unfair for others. And I am not being jealous here. My only grudge here is that the for those privileged ones for whom life isn't exaclty a battle and struggle of household budgets and existence and completing chores should be considerate for the others.
Baaki life hain, chalti rahegi!

Friday, May 20, 2011

Those painful farewells

Why can't we get all the people together in the world that we really like and then just stay together?  I guess that wouldn't work.  Someone would leave.  Someone always leaves.  Then we would have to say good-bye.  I hate good-byes.  I know what I need.  I need more hellos.  ~Charles M. Schulz

My life's most beautiful year(yet?) comes to an end. 
I am loaded with nostalgia.
Friendships where nothing else mattered, except that we were friends. No one was judged or measured, we were what we were, never trying to be someone or something. That is bliss.

Memories galore, I will miss each and every one of the class of 2010-11. 
Time to hit back the corporate world. And hopefully, hit hard!

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Reality Show For The Brainy! - Unleash the CEO

Disclaimer: - This is a competition where I am associated as an organizer. I have a vested interest to promote it :)

Unleash the CEO is a multi city 3 staged competition to find the best CEO potential candidate. You can call it a reality show with a difference. You won't have to face a deluge of abuses (We have no raghu and the likes).
You would be put into simulated environment where you would face challenges that a CEO faces in his job.

It's a 3 staged competition. The first stage is an Online test for 30 mins that would be open to participants in next two days.

Eminent CEOs from the industry would judge the final participants in an exciting and thrilling round on 3rd of April at Hyaat Regency, Pune.  Ganesh Natrajan, CEO - Zensar Technologies would be one of the esteemed panelists to judge the last round participants.

Winner takes home Rs 500,000 and runner ups Rs 200,000.

Give it a shot fellow bloggers.  Join for registration, rules,event schedule and constant updates and mini contests.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Ashamed to be an Indian

I woke up today morning and glanced at the newspaper and the headlines shocked me. I was deeply disturbed and agitated upon reading it. I am in Pune, so not sure if this made headlines in other parts of the country.

An IAS officer (deputy collector) was burnt alive by some goons from oil mafia in broad daylight. He was on duty and was inspecting the oil adulteration allegations against some stockists in the Nashik District of Maharashtra.
I am horrified, scared and worried. I have the usual hatred for the system, politicians, the bureaucracy, the inefficient policing, the rampant corruption et al.  But there is something more which has made me cold towards this country.

Just reflect upon the gruesome incident that occurred today.  Greed to make more money which gives arise to illegal practices, cooking up numbers in balance sheets, bending laws is still tolerable. But how do you explain this. How can someone kill another person (and that too burning alive) to make some extra bucks.  And this is not an isolated case.

Some son of a bitch kills someone on not being served drinks.
Sometime back an IIM guy working in Indian oil in UP was killed for the same reasons.
An MLA rapes a Dalit woman (Banda rape case)
Some Railway Protection Force personal throw a passenger from a moving train.
Sometime back an elderly person driving a car was killed by a biker and his fellow friends in broad day light in the national capital in a road rage incident. He was hit by rods and hockey sticks on his skull by these bikers.  The most disturbing part is that these bikers were not seasoned criminals.

I can still bear the 2G scams and the likes. But incidents like these leave me restless.
We as a society are transcending boundaries which separate the civilized and the uncivilized.  It’s like a moral degradation. I am not sure what’s wrong or how do things become normal.
Where are we heading. It’s a rotten system we are living in and living precariously. We may not realize it but most of our lives may appear all hunky dory. But mind you, its just an illusion. As long as you mind your path and be oblivious to things around it will be all OK. Moment you take notice of the rotten part of the system, or come across “their” path, you would be wiped out. That may sound like straight out of the movies and very disillusioned but that is how i feel now.

Perhaps Gandhi ji had figured it out. See no evil, say no evil, and hear no evil. Perhaps he was giving out a clue on how to live in this country.
RIP Yashwant Sonawane.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

What are they selling?

As students of marketing (I am doing an year long MBA, that is one reason of long hiatus at the blog) we were required to study a product in the retail outlets in the city.

I was blown away with the kind of communication these products had on their packaging.

Here are some of the things mentioned on the packaging of this product. Let me see if you could guess what is the product.

i) Aloe Vera
ii)Milk Protein

The product I am talking about is Mosquito Repellents. Yes that is how the sticky,smelly old Odomos is being sold now. With fancy packaging of Gel, Cream (packaging looks like facewash and smells great too) and even Lotions.

Dear marketers, thats some smart innovation and lot of lies to sell something so poisonous!

Monday, December 20, 2010

Are you in charge of your destiny ?

Hello to the handful people who read this. I so wanted to write in the past many weeks, but my writer's block seems to be growing as big as our politicians' appetite for corruption. There may not be light at the end of the tunnel on the corruption end, but I figured out something for my dear blog.

We often deliberate about what determines what happens to ourselves in life, how our life shapes up, what are the outcomes of our efforts, etc. Some of us strongly believe in destiny, fate whereas some strongly believe that there life is determined by what they do.

What is your orientation on this? Take this test and see what your belief is. In technical jargons its called Locus of Control.
While taking the test answer the questions as honestly as possible. Do not think a lot and be spontaneous on your answers.