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Hold on... It's not over!

There are moments in life when we want to give up, there are moments where we feel like a loser and there are moments where we feel that we have achieved nothing. Two kinds of situations normally makes us feel like that. 1) When we have not got success. We always got failure or have to adjust with whatever is available. 2) When we reach high success and then suddenly falls down. First situation can be tackled as we learn to grow and make ourselves more flexible and accept the situation. We feel sad but we don't have any past to compare with or judge ourselves. Even a small success can bring happiness and satisfaction. In such situation we just try to focus and hone our skills. Whereas in second situation, it becomes difficult for us to come back to real life. We are stuck with a star image. We start comparing, we start regretting, we start feeling stupid. We blame others or ourselves for decision which lead to failure. It becomes difficult for us to accept failure. We think o

Confession of Confused Mind!

Red or Blue, cold or warm, laptop or computer, Apple or Sony.. We have so many options that we get confused as what to choose. We ask others, take their opinion, listen to their experience before making a buy. But case doesn't end here. Sometime after buying also we are doubting whether it is right or wrong, it will stay long or will get break. Is this just me or others are also confused? Again same thing, confuse! Why is that so? Why we always debate on our choice, why we get confused when more options are giving. Options were created because we wanted better things now those options are only confusing us. Someone might be brave one to say I am not confused but somewhere in his/her life, he/she was not sure of something. It's natural. There is nothing to be ashamed about it or hide it. We are what we are and when we can't make a choice, we should seek others help. Help is not when you ask others to make decision for you. It also doesn't mean you ask them everytime

Are they Friends or just acquaintance?

We have habit of calling each and everyone who has entered our life as friends but are they really friends or just acquaintance? Dictionary meaning of friends is - a person you know well and regard with affection and trust. A person with whom who share a common interest or person with whom you spend your free time. Whereas acquaintance are people whom you met for short period of time. You associate with them when for a short period of time, in nutshell, a relationship less intimate than friendship. Some of us also call few of our friends as best friends, treating them as if they are your brother or sister. This relation are stronger than relation between brother/sister. They are the one who will stand by us when we are in happiness, sadness or troubled time. One of my teacher told me once that real friend you make will be in schools or college, once you are out of it you will never find real friend. All people after that phase of your life will be acquaintance. People you meet in

Stuck in the Moment!

Does it ever happens to you that you feel you are standing still when world around you is moving. Do you feel like staying in that moment forever. Or do you feel like getting out of the world where you are. Many a times it happen that being is a moment is momentary. Sometime it is like best part of your life and many a times you feel that there is no way out. When day goes bad, when you see others getting success, when you see others enjoying when you working your ass off and still not enjoying. No promotion, no salary hike, no new job, bad boss and so on makes you feel that you are stuck in an evolving universe and however you try you are not moving ahead. The world is progressing and you are still or going backwards. It not just feeling of professional life, this feelings can be there for personal life too. When you try to find someone, when you try to impress someone, when you want to be perfect child, list is endless and so does our feelings. But there are moment where we wan

Life in Fast Lane...

Now a days life is not the one with leisure, it is the one with stress. Gone are those days where Sunday was about family, now it is with deadline. Gone are those days where our lunch breaks was to spend time with colleague, now it is sitting in front of a computer to finish the job. Gone are those days where office used to get over by evening, now we sit overnight and it get over by next day morning. Whole day and night is gone in being perfect, doing the best job, pleasing our bosses or just try impress people to get your work done. In this fast lane life, all we care for is about others and we forget who we are, what we want. For some, life in fast lane means being surrounded by people and constantly be out of trouble. We don't realise when day started or when day ended. We don't realise who came in our life and who walked out. We don't realise where are we now and where we will be tomorrow. All we know, all we worked for was to either just earn money or just stay al

GAP - Generation And Perception

As I am reaching my mid 20’s, I am experiencing a phase where I am in between 2 generation, above 30 and below 30. There was a time where I used to say its so old fashion, it is so not my style and now I see people doing the same thing and I wonder, how can they do that? There is also time where I see bunch of ladies talking I wonder to myself, I am in wrong place. An interesting incident happen where I was in middle of 2 groups, above 30 and below 30 and discussion on both the side was like earth and space. Above 30 was talking about kids, in laws, partner whereas below 30 was talking about who is the hottest actress in Bollywood. I found myself, my place in one of the group and that was definitely below 30. Phew, Relief! What is this gap? Often said as generation gap, I say it is not just generation. It is also the perception of people towards life. For e.g. earlier smoking was mostly done by guys and now girls do more smoking then guys. The perception of only guys can smo

Corporate Attyachar!!!

Freshly out of college, we all are happy to join big corporate and explore our expertise in the respective field we choose. But most of the time we are in shock to find out something different in corporate world, more like dream turned into nightmare. First thing which I learned after entering this work is that it is nowhere similar to or even equal to something which I learnt in college and nowhere near to something I thought I will be doing. We start doing stuff from scratch. The most painful of all is to do things you don’t like. You unlearn what your parents though you while growing up, you unlearn your teacher's advice and you unlearn yourself. You learn to listen to more than 1 boss, you learn to lie to save your ass, you learn to lick super bosses’ ass, you learn to play games and most important you learn to forget your ethics in this rat race. This might not be the case with everyone but many people do get caught in this flood. Games and manipulation is big secret of t

Book Review: A girl like me

A girl like me, needs interesting story to read!!! When my colleague got bunch of books to read, I was really excited to see so many options. I selected the one which was very girly for a change and I ended up reading 'A girl like me by Swati Kaushal'. From beginning only I have perception that Indian authors are not good in creating unique stories and this book proved me wrong. Indian authors not just lack uniqueness in the story but also lack making normal story interesting. So what will be story of this book? A girl like me, is like any ordinary girl who is sad because she shifted from her home in US to India when her father passes away. She ended up living with her mom in Delhi. So what this girl does? Nothing just try and drag on life, since it's sad and miserable and unfair and so on. The pain of new friend, old friend, workaholic mom, and lost passion for sport leads to monotonous life. Also there is childhood love which never got any direction till the end. F

Book Review: The Boss is not your friend

The Boss is not your friend, then who is? After slogging for one and half years I changed my job to experience peace of mind but instead I got piece of mind, that's when I picked up this book from my brothers collection. The boss is not your friend, a handbook for Indian managers to survive all things organisational by Vijay Nair. The title itself is so interesting. I thought boss will be our friend and also mentor but when you enter the true politics of corporate world you will see the real world where your boss is really not your friend. The book is interestingly written. There are many witty dialogue and explanation of the things Happen in the organisation. The best one I liked is where author says that "HR in any organisation is like dementors in Harry Potter - Prisoner of Azkaban Book. They suck your happiness when you go near to them." The book also talks about different types of bosses, their nature and behaviour. Also it tells us how to tackle such

Book Review: Tuesday with Morrie

Tuesday with Morrie... Truly worth living such Tuesday! How many of us are still in contact with our professors? How many of us are still the same like we used to be in high school? The answer will be no. Tuesday with Morrie is book of such student name Mitch Albom and professor name Morrie Schwartz and their Tuesdays spend in discovering various lessons of life. Lessons on world, Yourself, Regrets, Death, Family, Emotions, Ageing, Money, Love, Marriage, Culture and Forgiveness.   Morrie is diagnosed with disease name ALS which starts from legs and goes up, slowly decaying the body from its normal functioning. But this is doesn’t stop Morrie from being himself. The story is about how to fights and give himself to the disease and to the love ones. ALS doesn’t stop him from being with his friends, students and family members. As for the Mitch, initially he tries to avoid meeting his professor but he couldn’t get away from the love Morrie has for him. One after the other Tuesday p

How many life's do we have???

Life and death has always been intriguing fact. What is life? What we do to make it right? Why we tell ourselves constantly to enjoy our life? What are we meant to do? Are we here to help others or are we here to focus on ourselves? Hinduism says that "Karm kar phal ki icha mat kar" means "Do good but don't expect a return favour". Karma says that "Ur deed in this life will decide your next life". Still the question is who have seen the next life? Or who have seen the result of the previous life? Do we get good return when we do good? People in current life suffer when they are just doing good and there are people who get good stuff even if they are bad. Who and what decides our path? Are we the one making our own path or someone else is keeping a tab on it. Or is it what we have done in the previous life decides what we will do in this life? When we are living a good life, we go thru lot of pain and by doing bad we get good in return. Like a corr

Worst feeling ever...

Worst feeling anyone can ever have is the feeling of Helplessness!!! Human beings are full of emotions. From happiness to sadness, from anger to frustration, satisfaction, emptiness and regret are some to mention. All this emotions bring lot of reaction and change in us. We think that being sad can be the woat feeling, some will say anger but over the period I realised that there is one emotion which takes over all this emotion is the feeling of being helpless. When we regret or are angry or frustrated, we are thinking of past. Similarly when we are happy or joyful, we start thinking about future. Even in sadness we are sad about our past or future. We stay in present when we are satisfied or pleased. Helplessness is situation where you not just think about past but also focus on future and screw up your present. It a feeling where you feel as if all those years you did nothing and you can't do anything. It's a feelings which make you feel like biggest loser on this plan

Book Review: Revolution 2020

Revolution 2020.. Save us from such revolutions!!! After the success of love story of 2 states, Chetan Bhagat thought of taking a serious topic for his upcoming movie, i mean book and what he takes.. Corruption!! Revolution 2020 by Chetan Bhagat is book cum movie talks about love story, Varanasi and not to forget corruption. Looks like Chetan Bhagat is in love with love story. Revolution 2020 is nothing but a Revolution 19-20 (and rest is love story). There is a boy, there is a girl and there is a friend. Boy loves girl, girl loves boy but love him as “a  friend”. So when boy goes away for study purpose girl fall in love with friend. Boy’s name is Gopal, girl’s name Aarti and friend’s name is Raghav. Set in the City of purity and culture, Varanasi, the book talks about love triangle between this 3. Gopal is average in studies whereas Aarti is not much bothered with studies. Raghav on the other hand is intelligent and that’s what triggers Gopal to continuously draw comparison

Goodbye 2011 !!!

A year.. 12 months.. 54 weeks.. 365 days.. Still it feels like it was just yesterday. We are counting days for another year, but I am counting what I had this year..!!! Life is really like roller coaster ride. Only difference is that you pay price once the ride is over, and not before it starts. It’s not simple, yet it's not difficult. All we have to do is breath. o_^ 2011 was best year I had. I went on my first international trip. Dubai was the place, with all the glitz and glamour, planned country, shopping fiesta, a place for everyone. Also did another trip in the land of many lands, India. Ladakh.. In one word, it's heaven. It is a completely different place, amazing climate, beautiful people, welcoming attitude and enriching culture. In short, words are less to describe this amazingly beautiful place.  Year cherished with friends and family. Made many new friends and sadly broke few relations because of misunderstanding. Some are in constant touch so some ar