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Monday, August 30, 2004

MastishK : The Mind : The Brain !

hi friendz...

The wait is over ... i promised to write about MastishK ... so here it is ....


Well, MastishK is the name we have given to the Online Event we have started this year from NITIE (my B School .. hope u remember ... I m doing my MBA) ... This idea originated from Nikhil (my baychmate ... i have written abt him in the earlier post) and then we have been working together on it ....

A few days ago ... on 23rd August, we launched the homepage of the site in the wee hours of the morning when the sunrays were not yet visible but the bird had started their morning chirping.

It was like a dream come true. Although the website will be relaeases in phases like software versions... but the uploading of the home page on the intrernet server and the access of the page to the outside world marked the first major step for the realisation of our dream.




You can check out the
MastishK Website

do send your feedback to
hemantkumarjain@gmail.com

I recommend you also visit the
MastishK Team Blog.

There you can read my posts to know My side of story. Reading the whole blog in chronological order (right from the first ) will reveal a saga which began with an idea and metamorphised into a grand online event beyong our initial imagination.

I need not write much about MastishK out here in my Personal blog. Instead here i will continue to write about my personal life, its learnings, how others affect me and how i affect others. What changes MastishK has bought in my life ... what ripples it has created in my relationships ... etc etc ...

so i guess i will end this post here .... hope you enZoy the MastishK blog as well the Website .... I invite you to see the website and participate in the games n all .. I can promise you fun , entertainment adn learnings in the website !!


MastishK website AND MastishK Team Blog

Feedback : hemantkumarjain@gmail.com

keep smiling and have fun .... shoOOonya ...


Friday, August 27, 2004

Relationships Renewed - Time Play

hi friendz...

yesterday morning i wrote about relationships ... time dependancy ... mumbai monsoon ... beach fun ... wet jeans ... etc .... let me take it a little further ... .

i slept after 5.30 .. managed to get up b4 8.30 and reach class just 2 minutes after the deadline of 9.05 .... we were all around 12 at that time ... the prof was not ready to let us in ... we were trying to convince him to let us in ... as time passed ... more came in ... we were finally 22-23 (a sizable number considering our class of 86) ... the prof let us in telling us that this was the last n final time ... next week onwards ...
0905 means 0905 ... doors closed ... "Dont even Think about it "

well .. back from class .... he gave a good news ... no lecture tomorrow ... so in effect No Lectures' tomorrow ... i m not so happy because i m getting a free day ... but because i m getting a day when i can concentrate on MastishK (i know i havent told you what it is is .... just a little more patience ... i m going to write my next blog exclusively on MastishK ... promise) .

today night also ... afetr doing a lot of MastishK work .. i slept at 5:30 .. woke up at 11:45 am ... Good Afternoon ... i said to myself ... these days my bilogical is going hay wire ... completely ... day time dozing in class ... full night outs with sleep in tiny gaps ... hmmm ... more tiring times ahead .. anyway ... cut to topic of discussion of this blog.


well ... a little more on relationship ....

in the previous post i wrote abt a new friend in the junior batch with whom i share a strange chemistry ... i wrote abt how our friendship could go to unimaginable heights but is now constrained by time ...

let me also write about old relationships which were renewed ... after all ...
OLD is GOLD . . .

A relationship ... born in Dec 1999 ... long lost due to communication ... and then suddenly renewed after my coming down to NITIE ... and now ... WOW .... there is something very wonderful about his one ... a friend sooo close ... she knows everything about me ... and i know everything about her ... we understand each other sooo well ... there are times when we just need to look at each other and a few words are sufficient to let the other person know the whole story ... sometimes ... even the words are redundant ....

Our relationship has gone thro' many swings .. ups and downs ... there were times when we felt we have come too close to each other ... times when we feared we were falling in love ... (which wud be a problem as we cannot formulate living with each other for a life time ;-) ... in fact there was a time when my batchmates adn others in NITIE campus had assumed that she was mnot only my 'girlfriend' but we were engaged too ... not only 'aam junta' ... my friends were also thinking the same ;-)

There were times when i was tooo busy in MastishK or shoOOonya talkies (ooops ... i havent written abt that either ... promise ... st comes after M...) and i cud not give her time ... she was furious ... she felt neglected ... and then ... she got busy and was unable to give me time .... That was the time when i lived in a constant fear that i had lost her friendship to my busy-ness ....

well ... such is our relationship ... both of us dependant on each other for emotional and moral support. We know that the other one is always there ... The trust we have in each other is the greatest gift ... i cud go on writing about her and our relationship but let me keep it short .. i guess u have got the point ...



yet another set of relationships born in NITIE ... a set of friends who remained friends and acquantances (not sure if this spelling is write .. ooops .. right) .... suddenly in the second year ... we have come under one umbrella of MastishK .. by chance or by design ... and now i find myself a part of that family ... we 7 ... Lucky 7 .. who went to the Gorai Beach ...

Nikhil 'Bill G@te$ Kulkarni , Shubham 'The Jackal' Choudhury, Milind 'Tappu' Tapaswi, Sourjyendu 'KuchBhi' Medda, Payal 'Baby Steps' Chandna, Ashita 'EarPhoneRadio' Mittal and of course Me .. Hemantkumar 'shoOOonya' Jain .... Its an awesome gang of 7 individuals ...

I have found life long friends in these guys and gals .... each one is unique ... different down to the core ... each one has his/her own line of thought ... each one gelling so well in the group yet maintaining their individuality ... one is forever lost in the Pune .. other one is worried about Mankind . one trying to get along with the new new sophisticated electronic gadgets in baby steps ... still other enzoying life with music (literally 24 hours of the day ... the earphones are no longer accessories ... they are part of the body) ... someone is the 'king of Pun' and the others simply having a lot of fun ;-)

Together ... we think ... we talk .. we walk ... we discuss ... we argue ... we have fun ... its all so 'feel good' .... and i really feel good about it ... MastishK has given me a set a very very good friends .... infact .. thats is the biggest gift i have got from MastishK besides other fringe benefits like experience of handling projects, Leadership, Team Dynamics, runnning Organisations, Creative Creations etc.

Thanks to all of u guys ... i am having one of the best times of my life ... out here in NITIE ... along with you all ...

P.S. hey guys .. i guess you all are fed up of living in suspense abt MastishK ... here is a sneak preview ... will write abt it in coming blogs ...

http://www.prerana-nitie.com/mastishk/

keep smiling and have a great day ahead ....

comments invited and welcome ... hemantkumarjain@gmail.com


Thursday, August 26, 2004

Time Dependancy of Relationships

hi friends ....

Long time i last wrote ... have been very busy ....

I guess ... one thing i have learnt in the past few weeks is that i m not a very good time manager... nor can i handle relationships in the best possible manner ....

After joining NITIE after summers on June 20 .... I have been busy ... simply busy ....
First it was the Induction Program for the incoming batch of 100+ very interesting people. Each one unique in their own way. Some of them beautiful too.

The Induction program was a nice experience. Interacting with so many people in such a short span of time. Found some good friends and a very very good friend amongst them.

A friend with whom i could actually talk about the history and geography of my life. We had a great chemistry between us.

I write 'had' because lately .. .we have been so busy that we dont get to spend time together. We hardly know what is going on in each others life. And i feel that it is not something which should happen between best friends. Best friends meet everyday ... several times a day .... can spend hours together saying nothing much but enzoying each other's company.

Strange ... we are in the same campus. It is hardly a wlk of 3 - 4 minutes between our rooms. But we meet once in a while. We are both busy and the trouble is most of the time we are busy at diffrent times.

Come september my dear friend will have the summer internship preocesses in progress. By the time half the sept is over, exams will be on the head. Starting from 20th.

Once exams are over, next is Prerana .... our institutes grand event. Both of us will become busy in poreparation of the same along with many other students of our PGDIM course.

It will be mid Oct by the time it all ends ... I m not sure if fate will permit us to spend time together even then. After Prerana, a lot of work will still be there. Diwali will be round the corner. People will rush home. Me too.

Back : End of October / Start of November ...
well ... how much time do i still have in NITIE. December will be filled again with Fianl placement processes for me, Exams for both ... Januray will bring the ruthless placements ... and then .... my time in the campus is OVER.

No more chance of spending time with this special friend of mine. Our friendship will remain forever locked into a time frame. Something which came to a stand still ... a realtionship which could have grown beyond my imagination but stopped short due to lack of availabilty of time.

I m not sure if my friend agrees ... but i feel time spent together ... quality as well as quantity goes a long way in strengthening any relationship ... the bond become stronger with each interaction ,,, and tend to weakena s time gap between two consecutive interactions increases.

No relationship will ever die. NEVER. but of course, lack of communication does has its own negative effects on it.

I am right now busy with a project about which i will soon write. All i can write now is that the project is finally come into the real form in the real world and is known as MastishK ...

:: MastishK :: The Brain :: The Mind :: .... More abt it later ...

I write this blog at 5:03 Am in early morning.

have not slept and i guess ... now i have to decide wether i sleep now or not .... i have a lecture at 9 for which i cannot be late !!

well ... let me write something more on something else ....
something about Mumbai rains ... Mumbai Beaches .... the Mumbai Sea ....
adn then about a wet pair of jeans which takes 3/4 days to dry !!

well ... it was our dear friend Medda's Bday ... and we suddenly decided to celebrate his belated Bday .... all of us ... Me, Medda, Milind, Payal, Ashita, Shubham, Nikhil ... all of us ... Lucky 7 ... set out on a journey towards GORAI BEACH . . . .

We travelled by Bus, Auto, Steamer, . . . It was fun ... we had a lot of fun in the sea...
And yes .. .. The rajastahni boy Medda ... walked into the cool cool sea for the first time in his life. . . . Every body enzoyed thorougly ....


Mumbai rains which had kept all in respective rooms and hostels since several days ... simply kept quite for the whole day .... it behaved like a spoil sport ....

Coming the pair of jeans ... it got wet .... soiled in the wet beach soil ... dirty ...
I put it in water for rinsing almost 24 hours ... and then it kept drying for the next 3 days ... 72 hours .... Mumbai rains and monsoon clouds refused to let the sun comeout and throw its sunlight on my jeans ....

My new 'shoOOonya' design T Shirt also got soiled .... hope it turns white again ....

we;; .... now its 5:27 am .... i better catch some sleep ... have a tiring day ahead.

First lecture at 9 Am... last lecture getting over by 9 PM ..... 12 hour marathon lectures.

c ya then .... u can add comments or simply mail me on ' hemantkumarjain@gmail.com '



keep smiling be happy ... . .. . .

Monday, August 09, 2004

Challenge - The Jap' Way

hi friends,

Time is a luxury which i am unable to enZoy these days ....

So here i blog today to share an interesting article that dropped in my inbox ....

Its about the Japanese, Fish, sharks adn of course Challenges ...

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Challenges
The Japanese have always loved fresh fish. But the waters close to Japan have not held many fish for decades. So to feed the Japanese population, fishing boats got bigger and went farther than ever. The farther the fishermen went, the longer it took to bring in the fish. If the return trip took more than a few days, the fish were not fresh. The Japanese did not like the taste.

To solve this problem, fishing companies installed freezers on their boats. They would catch the fish and freeze them at sea. Freezers allowed the boats to go farther and stay longer. owever, the Japanese could taste the difference between fresh and frozen nd they did not like frozen fish. The frozen fish brought a lower price.

So fishing companies installed fish tanks. They would catch the fish and stuff them in the tanks, fin to fin. After a little hrashing around, the fish stopped moving. They were tired and dull, but alive.

Unfortunately, the Japanese could still taste the difference. Because the fish did not move for days, they lost their fresh-fish taste. The Japanese preferred the lively taste of fresh fish, not sluggish fish.

So how did Japanese fishing companies solve this problem? How do they get fresh-tasting fish to Japan?

To keep the fish tasting fresh, the Japanese fishing companies still put the fish in the tanks. But now they add a small shark to each tank. The shark eats a few fish, but most of the fish arrive in a very lively state.

The fish are challenged.

As soon as you reach your goals, such as finding a wonderful mate, starting a successful company, paying off your debts or whatever, you might lose your passion. You don't need to work so hard so you relax.

Like the Japanese fish problem, the best solution is simple. It was observed by L. Ron Hubbard in the early 1950's.

"Man thrives, oddly enough, only in the presence of a challenging environment."

The Benefits of a Challenge

The more intelligent, persistent and competent you are, the more you enjoy a good problem. If your challenges are the correct size, and if you are steadily conquering those challenges, you are happy. You think of your challenges and get energized. You are excited to try new solutions. You have fun. You are alive!

Recommendations

Instead of avoiding challenges, jump into them. Beat the heck out of them. Enjoy the game.

If your challenges are too large or too numerous, do not give up. Failing makes you tired. Instead, reorganize. Find more determination, more knowledge, more help.

Don't create success and lie in it. You have resources, skills and abilities to make a difference.

Put a shark in your tank and see how far you can really go!

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Hope you liked it ..... any comments ..... you can send them to hemantkumarjain@gmail.com