Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Diet Plan part 2

After a successful diet month of April in which I almost lost about a kilo a week (I blogged about it here), here I am thinking about doing it once again. May and June were diet holidays, first on account of Project timings and pressure and then on account of my Mumbai (Home) visit where dieting was out of question since I was looking forward to the home cooked delicacies made by Mom.

So July month will again be a diet month for me. If I am not wrong, I am somewhere around 80+ KG in weight right now. Target is to reduce at least 3-4 KG in the coming 6 weeks. The dieting this time around will not be as strict as April wherein I had practically 'banned' a few items off my consumption, like white breads, chocolates, ice creams, pizza etc.  

This time around there will be a good enough control on the intake of these 'restricted' items but no complete ban. Hence the conservative targets

In fact, if all goes well, I will take a diet holiday in second half of august and then try my hand at GM Diet in September before my India trip.

So that's my diet schedule for the coming quarter.

Plans Plans Plans ... Lets see how they shape up (or should i say, how "I" shape up )

And since today is the last day of June and July starts tomorrow, this means I have to prepare salad and cook tonight since outside food will be reduced to minimum in coming 6 weeks.

All the Best to Me :D  

Monday, June 29, 2009

Use it ...

Nice picture … Right !!

The file name is .... I don't want to.jpg

Now look again !!

Sunday, June 28, 2009

The Poet in me ...

A few days ago I made a blog post with a poem here. I wrote in there that was my first attempt at a poem after a very loooong period of time. I had written 2 short poems in school ... well, I wasn't exactly correct there as my memory failed me once again there.


A few days while going through the loads of pages and junk I keep in my room, I discovered a singular A4 size printed sheet which had my school days English poem (Birthday Wishes)  printed on it. I also found another poem on it and as I read the title and the first stanza, it hit me that I had written this one in my college days.


So my poetry tally goes up to 4

Two in school days, one in early college days and one which I wrote recently

I am too lazy to type so u might have to wait for a few posts to read the poems from my past :D


Thursday, June 25, 2009

Infinite Photo Collage

This one is AMAZING !!

click here to see the Pic of a Dog !!

Now whats so special about it ..right ...that what u r thinking ...

well the pic is a collage made of thousands of pics ... of DOGS ...
You can click on the yellow square to zoooom in and see them

Well .. this is NOT really the speciality of this pic ...
You must have already seen collages ...

The speciallity is that the pics that form the collage are also collages of pics of Dogs ..
and the pics of the dogs in that collage are ALSO collages of pics of dogs ...
and so on and on and on ....

Its an Infinite Collage !!!

truly amazing ...

so here you go - the link will take you to the National geographic website !!

Back to Dubai

I am back to Dubai ... after spending about 10 days with my family !
It was a pretty energizing trip and a pretty eventful one too ...
When i left Dubai, I was working in Satyam Computer Services Ltd.
By the time I am back, i am now with Mahindra Satyam !!!
The name of my company has changed and so have sooo many other things in my company !
The trip was personally very energising since i went to Alibaug for a 1.5 days trip with 3 of my NITIE friends and a 1.5 day trip with my family to visit a temple away from my home town.
Both trips were back to back with a matter of 3 hours home stay before each trip. 
I flew out from Dubai on Friday night and reached home at 5 AM on Saturday morning ... in 3 hours left home by 8 AM to go to Nikhil's place.
Came back from Alibaug around 6 PM and left home again with family by 9 PM ...
Came back by Monday Morning only !!!
It has been ages since i had gone out on a trip with friends ... in fact .. it has been sooo long that i dont even rememeber ...
maybe last one was way back in time a few years ago ...
spent the remaining days with family ... it was nice
Nice to eat good tasty food cooked by Mom .. She is the Best !!
Eating delicacies which i can eat only at Home / India ...
Now .. I am back to Dubai ... back to the daily grind of work adn self-sustenance ...
taking care of self .. wish there was someone who could take care of me ..
someone with whom i caould talk my heart ...
some heart to heart talk ...
a companion ...

I have just come to Dubai less than 24 hours ago ...
and i am already feeling sooo lonely ...
and the fact that i am destined to stay here for another 3 months is not comforting either ...
but i guess ... THAT's LIFE !!

Monday, June 22, 2009

New Identity of Satyam

Satyam is now "Mahindra Satyam"

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

The Thirsty Crow ... and the Smart One

You can probably identify with the picture above ...

Reminds us of the story of the Thirsty Crow who patiently threw pebbles into the pitcher so that the water level in the pitcher would rise to quench his thirst ..

Now ... have a look at at the Modern Crow ... Not so intelligent maybe ... but simply Smart !!

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Swine Flu ... Effects on Humans ...

Heres another one on Swine Flu :D

This was labeled Swine Flu After Effects … 

Reminds me of Star Wars and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (TNMT) :D 

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Age Activated Attention Deficit Disorder.

Got this as a forward and found it very interesting .... and funny too ...

Thank goodness there's a name for this disorder.
Somehow I feel better,even though I have it!!

Recently, I was diagnosed with A.A.A.D..D. -
Age Activated Attention Deficit Disorder.

This is how it manifests:

I decide to water my garden.
As I turn on the hose in the driveway,
I look over at my car and decide it needs washing.

As I start toward the garage,
I notice mail on the porch table that
I brought up from the mail box earlier.

I decide to go through the mail before I wash the car.

I lay my car keys on the table,
Put the junk mail in the garbage can under the table,
And notice that the can is full.

So, I decide to put the bills back
On the table and take out the garbage first.

But then I think,
Since I'm going to be near the mailbox
When I take out the garbage anyway,
I may as well pay the bills first.

I take my check book off the table,
And see that there is only one check left.

My extra checks are in my desk in the study,
So I go inside the house to my desk where
I find the can of Pepsi I'd been drinking

I'm going to look for my checks,
But first I need to push the Pepsi aside
So that I don't accidentally knock it over.

The Pepsi is getting warm,
And I decide to put it in the refrigerator to keep it cold.

As I head toward the kitchen with the Pepsi,
A vase of flowers on the counter
Catches my eye--they need water.

I put the Pepsi on the counter and
Discover my reading glasses that
I've been searching for all morning.

I decide I better put them back on my desk,
But first I'm going to water the flowers.

I set the glasses back down on the counter,
Fill a container with water and suddenly spot the TV remote.
Someone left it on the kitchen table.

I realize that tonight when we go to watch TV,
I'll be looking for the remote,
But I won't remember that it's on the kitchen table,
So I decide to put it back in the den where it belongs,
But first I'll water the flowers.

I pour some water in the flowers,
But quite a bit of it spills on the floor.

So, I set the remote back on the table,
Get some towels and wipe up the spill.

Then, I head down the hall trying to
Remember what I was planning to do.

At the end of the day:
The car isn't washed
The bills aren't paid
There is a warm can of Pepsi sitting on the counter
The flowers don't have enough water,
There is still only 1 check in my check book,
I can't find the remote,
I can't find my glasses,
And I don't remember what I did with the car keys.
Then, when I try to figure out why nothing got done today,
I'm really baffled because I know I was busy all damn day,
And I'm really tired.
Although titled "Age Activated Attention Deficit Disorder" ... I really think we all suffer from such things ... 

we cant focus on one thing and our mind keeps wandering to the list of pending tasks of the day ...  
Its not just age ... its applicable to all of us ... 
i have been subject to this phenomenon on quite a few occasions :D 

Monday, June 08, 2009

Gentle Reminder !!

Good Morniiiiiiiiiiiiiiing ...... Mumbai !
This is Jhanvi on World Space Radio.

जाने से पहले, ये है मेरा आज का ख्याल
उन सबके लिये, जो दौड़े जा रहे हैं इस शहर की दौड़ में

शहर की इस दौड़ में दौड़ के करना क्या है?
अगर यही जीना है दोस्तों, तो फिर मरना क्या है?
पहली बारिश में ट्रेन लेट होने की फिक्र है, भूल गए भीगते हुए टहलना क्या है?
सीरियल के किरदारों का सारा हाल है मालूम, पर माँ का हाल पूछने की फुरसत कहाँ है?

आप रेत में नंगे पाँव टहलते क्यूँ नहीँ?
एक सौ आठ हैं चैनल पर दिल बहलते क्यूँ नहीँ?
इंटरनेट पे दुनिया से तो टच में हैं, लेकिन पड़ोस में कौन रहता है जानते तक नहीँ!
मोबाइल, लैंडलाइन सब की भरमार है, लेकिन जिगरी दोस्त तक पहुँचे, ऐसा तार कहाँ है?

कब डूबते हुए सूरज को देखा था, याद है?
कब जाना था शाम का गुज़रना क्या है?
तो दोस्तों, शहर की इस दौड़ में दौड़ के करना क्या है?
अगर यही जीना है दोस्तों, तो फिर मरना क्या है?

the above piece is from the movie Lage Raho Munnabhai .... voiced by Vidya Balan.
putting it on my blog .. so that i can remind myself of these things every now and then ...

Sunday, June 07, 2009

My new companion ... :D

Well .. i did not think i will have to post yet another of my daily horroscopes :)

Scorpio - It's hard to resist the urge to buy new stuff today, even if you don't need it or can't quite afford it. If you keep your mate or best friend nearby, they might be able to help you walk away.
this is what my horroscope read over the weeekenmd ... and sure indeed it was correct ..
i bought a mobile phone ! a long pending task of buying a new phone finally culminated in Imate JasJam
full screen with slide out full keyboard and windows mobile 6.0 ... :-|

Thursday, June 04, 2009

Horroscope Alert !

4th  June Horoscope Alert for Scorpio - You don't have to try to attract people (or ideas, or money, or whatever else you want). Your natural magnetic energy does all the hard work for you, so just see if you can point it in the right direction!

Considering the previous blog post … I am wondering if my 'magnet' has just turned around 180 degrees and instead of attracting … its now repelling people away ... ha ha ha ha !!!
I subscribed to these horroscope alerts since a few months and it has been fun to read them. I dont really see them and look forward to the events in the day. Its just plain fun. The comparison between reality and the predictions there in. Like the case above.  

Wednesday, June 03, 2009


I look back at the past few years of my life and i realise that I have proved to be a hopeless failure at relationships !
Past 6 months has seen several 'The Ends' .... and the next 6 months already has one scheduled while others might be in line (I trust HIM to add more) ....
Where am I going wrong is something I often wonder ...
The worst is that I am finding myself a failure in the most important aspect of my life !!
Crazy !!

Monday, June 01, 2009

Lifetime Achievement Award

Today I completed 4 Years in Satyam ... officially !!
I got associated with Satyam earlier than my official joining date for my Winter Internship of about 3.5 months ...
So I have completed more than 4.24 years or 1560 days in Satyam ...
I wondering.... If I stay in here for another year ... someone might even give me a 'life time achivement award' :D
Past 4 years ... Satyam has taken me to Swiss, Malaysis and now Dubai. Bangalore too :)
The first 2 years were good. very good. I learnt a lot from Muralidharan (my immedieate boss - Org Change Mgmt Head) and Milind Joshi and Sushil Rathi (Practice Heads of Process Consulting Practice). I would love to work with them again as and when the opportunity comes.
The last two years at Satyam were not so good. I have not been exactly satisfied. Infact a lot of rfrustration has been building up.
I am ready for a change. Provided some decently good opportunity comes by.
I got an opportunity to join IBM last year in Dec but the offer was not good enough.
I did not find it attractive and they did not budge. Infact i was told that if i am not able to join in Dec 2008 and would join only in 2009, they would have to revise the salary since I would be missing the appraisal cycle opf 2009. In January when I asked them for the revised Offer, they refused to do that too. So ultimately it didnt work out.
Post Jan-7th revvelation by Raju and the storm labeled as the 'Satyam Scam' ... a lot of my friends and colleagues told me that probably refusing IBM was a mistake. But, I was never convinced of that argument. First, I did not have any additional problems because of Raju. I got the salary on time and barring a few weeks financial hiccups, everything was being planned and carefully taken care of. There were some inconveniences, nut no major problems. Second, I still feel, IBM should have given me a better offer or at least been true to their own words. They went back on their own words and that was something i was not comfortable with (even post Jan-7)
So here I am ... in Satyam .. on a project in Dubai ... as a Org. Change Management Consultant . . . . Dunno for how long
often wondering ... Will someone really end up giving me a Life Time Achievement Award for 5 years in Satyam !!
Interesting !!