Saturday, October 06, 2012

Changing times...

Change is an eternal part of the universe and running away from it doesnt fetch much benefit to the success of life. But at the same time we all are naturally tuned to avert change and get into comfort boxes. It then becomes our duty to consciously fight through our natural inertia and force ourselves out to newer horizons which wait for us to help us prove our potential beyond the usual.  Perhaps thats what human kind has done over the years and hence we have unleashed innumerable potentials to do things which were otherwise considered impossible or beyond human capacity.
So why the philosophical start to the entry...well wanted to share a thought which has been long lingering in my brain and perhaps over which i acted recently and successfully moved on. Yes i no more work for IBM, after 2+ years of impacting IBM's intranet and ibm.com i decided to move on. IBM was a great learning which perhaps i will never forget, and i dont say this because i have to... but perhaps there are many things which the organization taught me, i was never a part of such massive organization before and hence its structure and workings were a learning for me. It also gave me a change to be truly global in one way, since communicating with individuals from across the planet was a rich experience. I saw passionate people, clumsy people, dedicated people, cribbing people and perhaps all kinds of people and each one did help me understand the dos and don'ts towards success in life in their own way.

Some time back IBM gave me a High Flyer Award...which was in the form of a small metallic plane. ( in picture) little did i know i would be so impressed by the idea of flying that i will end up joining a company and domain that deals with aerospace. Well yes i am now a Sr. Designer at Honeywell Technologies Limited in the aerospace department. Why the change? and why into such a different domain? Well to all those who ask me this question the first thought that goes in my head is ...Why not? When i shifted from Engineering to Design and got into National Institute of Design, everybody had the same question. To tell you frankly. I was looking for a new challenge in life. Didn't want to linger in my comfort zone and feel this is it. sometimes i have a tendency towards getting into things i am not aware at all...gives me the scope of learning about it. But also particularly i wanted to get into something more impact full w.r.t. to software Design. The software i design or create need not just be used for the sake of fun or addition of joy element, but rather be something which impacts the world via users efforts towards say work. I saw this opportunity in aerospace since software or any other equipment here would be critical in nature. Which makes me design in a more meticulous manner and hence learn more things which i may neglect otherwise. Also what i see is the scope for research and future inclusion of myself in contribution to research areas.

So after much contemplation and pushing the static inertia of myself towards the comfort zone i had built in IBM, i chose to move on.. Here i am now in a new world with new people around me but yes it surely is a challenge never the less. With all the new jargon of aerospace its a steep climb. But in the end its how i take it and face it will matter and perhaps that's what i was anyways looking for. 

Friday, August 24, 2012

Choti choti khushiyan

छोटी छोटी खुशियाँ, उन्हें धुंडने चला मैं 
शायद कही गुम हो गयी, छोटी सी जो है 

कभी मुस्कान दिल की यूँ ही ले आती है
बिना सोचे बिना समझे हमको हसती है 

ना past का भूत ना future की चिंता
इनके छोटे से लम्हों मैं हमें मस्त कर जाती है 

कभी मीठे से चुटकुले, कभी छेड़खानी यारो मैं 
कभी icecream की treat , कभी टॉफी so sweet 

बिन सोचे बिन समझे टेंशन दूर कर जाती है
छोटी छोटी खुशियाँ आज कल बड़ी याद आती है 

Saturday, August 18, 2012

भीगे पन्ने

भीगे पन्नो की एक कहानी है 
आज बारिश को यूँ सुनानी है 
लिखा तो बहुत था उनपे 
उन्ही शब्दों मैं यह बह जानी है 

श्याही चाहे पकड़ न सकी 
फिर भी ख्वाबो की दुनिया अनजानी है 
कुछ बूंदे ही लगी उन्हें मिटाने
फिर भी उसे पहचान अपनी जतानी है 

उस श्याही को यूँ दाग न कहो 
इन्हें अब भी दास्ताँ जतानी है 
भीगे पन्नो की एक कहानी है 
आज बारिश को यूँ सुनानी है 

Saturday, June 09, 2012

Life is a rollercoaster

Yes it surely is...with the recent set of activities in life, it has been a ride worth remembering.
The line " When you expect the least..." tends to emerge every now and then.
After a long time, i managed to go back to mumbai and this time i took a kind of long time off working from home.

With all the excitement in my head to show Jo, around and cherish the street food, it all seemed to be going as planned. And then it happened...what happened? well another one of my firsts...I was admitted to the hospital. Little did i imagine that i would be infected by travellers diarehha in my own native city Mumbai.  In medical terms Acute Gastro Entitis, was what i had...the funny thing about diarehha is that you tend to spend more time in the loo then the hospital bed you paid for.


After my first set of Drips, glucose via intravenous , i was finally back on track, thanks to the doctors and the near and dear ones to help me along. Every thing went well at the hospital and at times i wonder why people get scared of going to the hospital, its a pretty nice place with lovely people who at times give you pain with needles but also take loads of goood care of you. Only someone should change those pink dresses that they make you wear. Thats what made me more bored to be at that place.

Moral of the story: Dont over estimate your power to digest street food... :)

Back in bangalore things had pepped up so far...untill my wife got into a freak kitchen accident getting her finger cut. One of those golden words of my first aid teacher " You are not the doctor" came into realization while taking her safely to the doctor. Luckily all went well and things were in control. Now even she is getting better. Sometimes in life we plan too much, but dont realize life has its own plans.
I have started believing even strongly in the fact that "Life will teach you things" it surely does, in its own ways...

Sometimes i wonder if the thing we call God, and the thing called Life are the same things...and perhaps its one of those dual sided coins with different names...Untill Next time...take care...and avoid that street food :)

Saturday, April 14, 2012

its time...

So 2012 is here...and its already shakin a lots of places. The recent earthquakes were surely a warning for a few. As for my start of the year...well a new and improved life...the married life. As you must have read in the last blog...i got married...now that jyotsna is here..life seems much different. Although its a strong learning period i would say, since marriage is not just about 2 people staying together with permission from the society and family. Its much more than that... Its a giant mixture of cultures, practices mindsets and above all identities.
And above all mine being a cross cultural one, has surely exposed me ( and jo too) about the details of our cultures and traditions.

The last time i wrote the blog, i had promised for resolutions. Well i did end up making them, but havent published them. Yet to act on them too. But in short, want to focus more of career this year, last year was full of events, with little time available for my career i guess. I will complete 2 years in IBM this year...amazing journey so far...but yes surely need to push myself more to get to use all the opportunities around this place.
Thats one of my major resolution, get focussed towards research, and try and get back to it, before its too late.
Hope to write a paper or two this year...so that i am not stuck with ideas in my head. Sometimes u need to shift those ideas out just to make that sweet space for new ones to grow.
Perhaps ideas are more like fresh vegetables...the sooner you use them...the better they are...else u have to keep adding preservatives and make a pickle of them...else they will go stale..stink ..and take space in your fridge.

I hope to see 2012 as a transformative year...perhaps transformation is not like luck...it doesnt come to you...you need to go towards it.

Other than that...well had a nice trip to coorg and nagarhole...will add details in a seperate post for the same.
Untill then..happy shaking...2012 is here.