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Dhoom2

Watching Dhoom2 again. I think I started liking Hrithik Roshan with this movie only.
It’s all a killer combination.

Hrithik Roshan in his perfect body in a perfectionist role. Couldn’t get enough of him in the movie.
Ash lookin stunning hot in the song – crazy kiya re and in the whole movie.
And, Karan Johar, the director. He actually knows how to dress up people and bring out their stunning selves.

Again, the reason why he should cast Ash in the movie version of “Shiva Trilogy”.
This is the only way he can do justice to the movie.

Ohh! Back to the movie! 🙂

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some ‘me’ time

With Tarun gone for seeing the rental places, I’ve today for ‘me’ time and there’s so much I wanna do, I don’t know how to go about it. I want to catch up with FB and friends. I also want to watch a movie on TV or YouTube. Then, I also want to do some craft stuff I’ve been achingly wishing to do. 

Don’t know which one to pick. Ohh, lemme rush!
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BANGALORE!

Well, as expected, as discussed, I have finally moved to Bangalore.

It’s been crazy right from the word ‘go’. Whether we think from the time when we were in the decision-making phase, or when we were in the resignation-shifting-moving phase, or now, when we’ve shifted. I don’t know how this could be but if I’m really honest on my blogs, then the one thing I’ll have to be honest about is that this was an impromptu decision. Even now, I and Tarun think if it was a right thing to do. Somehow the decision, the move is not getting permanent and perfect.

Normally, when you take a decision, you stick to it and you’re ready for the consequences. Here, every time some hiccup comes, we’re back to the decision-making phase, and asking ourselves or each other – ‘Was it the right thing to do to uproot everything, a very happily settled life, for this?’

Well, I don’t know if it was right or not, I’m blaming fate for it, but I’m not running back. I’m going to see through this and see what and why was I brought here.

So, to quickly pen down the highlights of the journey so far, here you go!

We reached Bangalore on 10 September 2012, Saturday, at 12.00 PM. Well, what was the first impression of Bangalore? With sign boards of start-up companies hanging from every other balcony, you feel like you’ve arrived in a dream-fulfilling dream. The city lures you to start dreaming. Whether you’re a milk man or you’re an IT consultant with no life, every one has the capability and the possibility of becoming a honcho tomorrow. Just dream big.
It felt like, Finally I’ve arrived!

But, the start-ups, are exactly what pops your balloon when you land into one.
I never mentioned about the company I had the offer from and for which I left the comfortable life. Well, it is kind-of-a-start-up. It’s growing fast. The name’s being well known in my professional circles. So, I was not expecting a company sitting in a residential area. Well, they are not exactly in a residential place. They have two offices, in very good parts of the city, and one upcoming in Whitefield. But, somehow, I still wasn’t ready for even this much of a startup. I never knew but I was acclimated to a certain amount of standards in the company and I never knew they can falter in new ones. Like the coffee machine is supposed to be always working. If it’s broken there’s always a second machine available to go n pick ur tea from. So, as it was to be, the machine broke in my office and no one turns up to fix it for the whole day. It’s only when I left the office due to a head-ache, and come back the next day, do I find the machine fixed.

So, to summarize, I can tell you that am not totally settled in my company. Please don’t mention it anywhere. Am still struggling with accepting this fact. Tarun is not ready to accept it either.

Now, if facilities were not enough to unsettle me, I meet my Manager. Phew! The guy doesn’t speak, or speaks in such low voice, it instantly puts me off. If there’s one thing a manager should have, is confidence in himself and some amount of command in his voice. I don’t know if it’s a prerequisite for me, or it is something they also teach in B-schools. If they don’t, they should. Having worked under numerous managers, I’m wary of those who don’t have a strong voice. They always end up as the tame sorts, whom anyone can come and say anything, and they won’t retaliate. They never have the capability to stand up for you in important forums. They never are able to represent the team in the positive light, they’re supposed to. So, this guy is totally that. I’ve to stretch my ear till my leg to hear what he’s saying.
To add to it, he’s seeming to be a womanizer too – a trait I’ve sincerely come to despise. I don’t need a tag of womanizer managers favoring me and my growth. I’ve worked hard and earned it myself, and there have been no untoward favors anywhere. Why should I be looked down upon or questioned just because someone else has a problem with his attitude?
The guy takes the girls of his team out for lunch while casually neglecting the guys in the team. Idiot! I hate him already. Such people think they are favoring the ladies but in reality, they are actually doing damages to them. You’re supposed to be gentle to the ladies but you do not need to take sides.

Anyways, this is Bangalore. People change jobs more often than they change their shoes. So, if I can’t find something befitting me here then I can’t find it anywhere.

Lemme add a amusing incident to spice up the post. I get a call from a consultant for a job opening from a big name. He says ‘the company is in Whitefield. Will you be able to manage commuting?’ I said, ‘yes, why not? That’s why I’m applying, right?!’
He: ‘Well, there are lot of people who say it’s very far off from our place so we can’t manage’
Me: ‘That’s a luxury Bnglr people can afford. Noida people are not used to it.’

Seriously! In Noida, the companies are so numbered that leaving a company just because it’s a little far from home, seems outrageous. Maybe, in a few months, I’ll get used to it too.

Hey, one more thing. The people are great. Helping. Despite being the IT hub and growing leaps and bounds, when you talk to someone, ask them for help or anything, they will talk to you as if they have no other work to do. Feels like North India and North-Indians are real trash in humanity standards. We really need to work on our skills there.
That’s all for now. Ciao!

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Question

What is the best profession you would suggest, for a person who loses interest if he finds someone else doing it. I mean, the person wants to be the best and the only person doing such a job.

Please do comment. You can leave anonymous answers if you’re uncomfortable putting names to yourself/you reply.

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N d days are numbered..

Well, a short update before I head on for the new phase of my life. 🙂

My flight to Bangalore is on Saturday. Most busy with packing, dreaming, planning, thinking and re-thinking.
After much discussion, I gave in to the practical solution. So, for now, it would be me and Tarun who would go to Bangalore. Anay will stay back with his Amma/Baba. It’s good he’s small. I wouldn’t want him to go through the same tormented time as me.

No one is giving much thought on my emotions of leaving him behind. It seems like everyone thinks it’s not big a deal. Maybe because my SIL’s have left their kids to my MIL for some time, at some point in their lives. Or, maybe, because I don’t come across as a person with lots of emotions and attachments. ($%#%^#$%#$)???????????

I went to my parents’ home yesterday. Mom was not keeping well. She has been diagnosed with sugar problem and it shooted to 400 yesterday, while she was at work. My Dad never mentioned that to me, and casually told me about it, so that I don’t get worried, and don’t come running. I went anyways. I knew he would never give me the real picture so better I go and see her, before I leave for the far-far-place.
And, as expected, my Dad had hidden the picture from me, as I found that my Mom was in hospital. Though it was more of a precautionary thing but I think, I have complete right to know the real picture. Sometimes, it makes me feel so distant and so much a stranger to them. It feels very sad. Anyways, I know that the truth is because they are trying to save me from the tension. They knew I was super-busy with packing and all and had no time. But, still.
I would rather like to know the complete damage and deal with it than keep wondering. 😦 :-/

Things are moving fine at work. It’s a week for parties and farewells. I’ve one farewell lunch today, then another on Friday. Friday will be my last.

Well, this being my second switch, my feelings are very different. When I left my last company,  I was aching to leave it so my last day came as a big happiness to me. But, here, I actually liked it. I’ll miss it. I’ll miss my colleague, Aanchal. If I could come back here without being at logger-heads with her professionally, I would love to. I wish I could come back to this. I sincerely wish so.

Don’t know where life will take me. It seems surprising to be leaving a company when you were so settled in it. But, life springs surprises at you. So, there I am. Taking it in my stride.

So, my dear friend Life, let’s go!!