17 Aug 2007
Many times we all have seen that someone is doing something wrong. And we simply don’t understand why that someone is doing it that way. Even if you talk to him about his wrong doings he will not accept it. He thinks he is doing right.
Our company bus driver drives very rash. For him, there is no meaning of speed limits indicated on boards on the roadside. And he is always in hurry. He can’t wait much for people giving way to him on road. I don’t remember the bus horn silent for more than 20 seconds in a moderate traffic condition. He keeps pressing it without seeing that the person driving in front of him is also in hurry and he also has to reach somewhere as soon as possible. Our driver thinks that only he has to reach office and no one else.
One day after reaching office, when I was getting down, I asked the driver, “Kyon itna horn bajate ho bhai” (brother, why do you use so much horn). He smiled and innocently said, “Sir horn nahin bajaenge to koi side nahin dega” (Sir if I don’t blow horn then no one will give us way). And the next day also he was driving the same way again, no difference.
If we look at it closely, we’ll find that nothing is wrong with the driver. It is only the way how he perceive things as right and wrong. He grew up in such a surrounding where he was not told about what is right and what is wrong? So he sees things slightly differently. Similar to the drivers case another example would be the terrorists who are spread all over the world. They kill people and do not regret also. They see this as right because no one has taught them that it is wrong. In the terrorist camps young people are trained by changing there perception of right and wrong. They are brain washed. So that they don’t feel sorry while killing someone.
Similar is the case when we are sitting in a meeting room, discussing over a design. Sometimes despite having a better design in front of us we tend to stick to what we have proposed. And we try to prove the superiority of our proposed design over the better one. Here ego is more power full element then the perception.
We have millions of cells in our brain, working together to enable our body to judge right and wrong in various circumstances. Keeping our mind surrounded with nice and right thoughts could make our minds better decision making devices.
15 Aug 2007
Congratulations India. Congratulations All of Us.
India is celebrating 60th Independence Day today. We celebrated the Independence in our society by organizing a flag hosting ceremony followed by sports activities. All were happy, especially kids who got gifts. Those who won got special prizes. Naini and Dhruv also got special prizes for best dressed girl and boy.
Apart from this I watched the movie “Shaheed” that was being played on Doordharshan. I have watched this movie many times but the freshness is still there. I can watch it infinite times. I would like to request here to the producer to digitally enhance the movie and convert it to color. So many movies are being converted why not such a great movie.
Enjoy the day. And write how you celebrated the Independence Day.
07 Aug 2007
Today I got few old photos from Rahul. Luckily he had those pics which were taken at the NCST, New Bombay centre at Vashi, right above the Vashi railway station.
The photo shows 90% of the Vashi tech-staff (Binoy, Jacob, Bhavana, Dharmesh, Pankaj and Ripul). Subbu and Meghna are missing.
I used to come from Powai, Ripul from Bombay central. Usually, we joined each other at Kurla while going to office in the morning. In the evening, we used to leave office at roughly 9:00 PM. This was the routine till we both shifted to Seawoods Complex.
I remember we used to eat Jacobs Dabba (lunch box) for lunch and then used to go for Pops Jumbo Vada-Pav. Sometimes other places also especially Alibaba for a Chinese treat. In the evening we used to eat at home till we shifted to Seawoods.
After shifting, the Seawoods team grew to 6 (Sasi, Joju, Pankaj, Ripul, Dharmesh, Prem) and then we decided to cook dinner ourself. Sasi and Joju and Prem also were the coach for our team and within few days we became South Indian cooking expert.
09 Apr 2007
Ripul and Preeti officially got engaged during the Ring Ceremony yesterday. Hope everybody has booked tickets to reach New Delhi on 2nd or latest by 3rd morning. 3rd May is the marriage date.
Train Options (3AC) :-
1057 AMRITSAR EXPRES 23:45
2137 PUNJAB MAIL 19:10
2449 GOA SMPRK K EXP 21:15
2903 GOLDENTEMPLE ML 21:25
2925 PASCHIM EXPRESS 11:35
2951 MUMBAI RAJDHANI 16:40
2953 AUG KR RAJ EXP 17:40
2617 MANGALA LDWEEP 13:50
Rajdhani has return fare of around Rs. 3000/- other trains have fare of around Rs. 2400/-
Air options currently selling tickets for roughly around Rs. 6000/- (return tickets)
I would not recommend Bus as that would be much more tiring. ;)
01 Feb 2007
After about six months of trial I finally decided to switch back to the original Y! interface. During last six months I was waiting if they improve it to make it as easy to use as gmail but to no gain.
Old Y! is much more closer to current gmail in terms of usability. At least I use only that much of gmail.