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Thus spake Rumi

My dear heart never think you are better than others. 
Listen to their sorrows with compassion. 
If you want peace, don't harbor bad thoughts do not gossip and don't teach what you do not know. 

© Z.

And so on..

Step 2 done.

Received the offer letter today. Sent the acceptance. Might fly by first week of Feb...hope that the fog clears out by then. Turbulence scares the s*** out of me.

© Z.

Music time

Hola! Step 1 over...I start Step 2 today. Yipee!

I decided to organize my huge music collection and while at it...I decided to create playlists. The first one to form, of course, was the romantic songs (Nikhil - stop wincing)

Here's the English collection of romantic songs. Not in any particular order...not even alphabetical:-

I don't want to miss a thing - AerosmithAint no sunshine - Al Green (Notting Hill)You belong to me - Jason Wade (Shrek 1) I'd love you to want me - LoboLove Story OST - Andy WilliamsAll I want is you - U2My heart will go on - Celine Dion (of course! ;) )Endless Love - Lionel Richie & Diana RossI will always love you - Whitney HoustonNow and Forever - Richard MarxStand by me - John LennonWhen you say nothing at all - Ronan KeatingI will be there for you - Bon JoviCan't help falling in love - Richard MarxHow deep is your love - The Bees GeesYou're beautiful - James BluntAt Last - Etta James (it should be the last track...nicely wraps up the m…

Yeh, whatever

One of the reasons I made this blog private was...I really wanted to vent out a lot of stuff without fear. All the people who can read this are the ones who know what's on in my life.

It's dark and cold. Just got off a call with my school pal. It's so important that as you grow ought to have those people who knew you when you were young. 

Anyways, the discussion veered around friends getting married, some becoming proud parents, to pestlike colleagues, personal lives et al. I do envy some of them for being happily married and settled down...and their posting gorgeous pics doesnt help either.

To be honest, when I do ask myself, what do I envy them for...its for the certainty in their lives. From where I look, they have good jobs in good companies, have a good partner and a good family life. Atleast, that's what all those pictures suggest. I miss those in mine. Ok...I do have a good job in a good company...but it could've been better. getting greedy he…

Ekdum Lukkha

It's break time...or rather bench time. I'm on bench!!! That's what an employee is when they have no work 'officially', right? 

So cool. :D

Well...nothing much is happening these days. I play weird games on Facebook, watch TV, learn some spanish, do some household chores and that's kinda about it. Day starts at 12 pm and ends at 12 am. I check mails intermittently, with the hope that the team from my next role will finish the paperwork and let me know when I can join them. 

So here's to vella panti...cheers!

© Z.

You need all the ingredients, sir

Nicely put by Seth.

It's increasingly common...this kind of thinking. Do your own stuff, be accountable, dont be the victim, be the change you want to be and so on.

What gets me thinking is....if so many of us are thinking in this direction, why are so many of us still cribbing too? Thought is the first step towards action but many a times, it's just not enough. One also needs vision...the vision of how the changed state will be. One also needs reasons...reason why the change needs to happen. One also needs make the change happen. And above needs conviction...that the change HAS to happen.

So while someone's job may suck and thinks he deserves better....he'd need a lot more than that thought.

© Z.

How Peculiar

Most of the folks in HR function...when they start giving a speech or presentation, start at a very elementary level. You know....if they want to relate 2 concepts....2 very simple concepts....they'd invariably start with explaining both the concepts, no matter how simple or well understood these are already. They make sure everyone gets to hear from them anyway. And when they relate the concepts...they behave as if they discovered e=mc^2. Voila!!! And they also await the reaction from the audience....clap everyone!!!

Come to the finance function. They'd first hate you for wasting their time in giving speeches to dumb audience. And they have a completely opposite approach. They'll start with e=mc^2, expect you to know how they derived it, sigh in disgust when you give a blank expression, explain the whole concept in the most dry manner and get done with it.

Operations? They'd start with whining about why e=mc^2 had to exist and how many challenges they face daily due to …