Wednesday, January 31, 2007
the campus wears pretty much the same look as it did last year. the vulnerability of each is clearly visible...people are at their emotional weakest...! mental strength is sought at each stage...and its a beauty of life how each one of us manages to find their source...in their own way..!
it was a learning experience...ofcourse where i am today also makes it a memorable one..but thats largely besides the point. i would have still emerged more 'developed' irrespective of the result...
i used to maintain a daily log of my activities at ISB....and i went back to it today. before i realized i had spent 2 hrs on it...remembering my life in tht part of SVII.
cudnt help but share the following:
Wednesday, May 11, 2005
8.15 - 8.30 - Daily Stuff
8.30 - 9.30 - Gym
9.30 - 10.30 - Newspaper
10.30 - 11.00 - Internet
11.00 - 1.30 - Studies - Stats
1.30 - 2.30 - Lunch
2.30 - 4.30 - Class
4.30 - 5.00 - Nothing Specific
5.00 - 7.00 - Class
7.00 - 7.30 - Nothing Specific
7.30 - 9.00 - Newspaper
9.00 - 9.30 - Dinner
9.30 - 10.00 - Telephone
10.00 - 10.30 - Lying down on the grass
10.30 - 12.30 - Studies
12.30 - 1.00 - Walk
Total for the day: 16.75 hours
Sunday, January 15, 2006
10.00 - 11.00 - Daily Stuff
11.00 - 1.00 - Resume
1.00 - 2.00 - Lunch
2.00 - 4.00 - Studies
4.00 - 5.00 - Nap
5.00 - 9.00 - studies
9.00 - 10.00 - Dinner
10.00 - 1.00 - Placement prep
1.00 - 2.00 - Nothing Specific
2.00 - 5.00 - Studies
Total for the day: 19.00 hours
life changes....but still remains beautiful...! right, SL...?
Monday, January 22, 2007
ever been to a debate...?? the good ones...always define the motion infront of the house. even if the motion is "bappi lahiri is the sexiest person alive..."...they will spend painful minutes describing what their definition of 'sexiest', 'person' and 'alive' is...!! which is actually an impressive way of wasting time and still coming out intelligent.
so...here is my definition.
any loo that as been used (by an absolute majority) by people i have never met in my life...is a public loo...!!
i dont know if its just me...but i somehow cannot shit in a public loo when i know that people whom i know are around. best example would be office. i can never...ever get myself to sit on the pot and ease myself...
the only thought that crosses my mind is...
Shit (diffrent from the real shit!) man...i will shit...it will stink...next person comes in...and HE WILL KNOW THAT I SHAT THERE...!!
and...what the f is with these new loos whose dividers do NOT go all the way down. i mean...what in friggin world are they thinking...that the only way we will get to knw that its occupied is when we see the shoes, pulled down trousers and hairy legs of the guy on the pot...??? would a simple try at the door be enough...!! or was it that the inventor had a case wherein the person knocking refused to believe that there was someone inside until he saw one...!!!
anyways...so i am at this restaurent...the other day...!! and i clearly remember that i eased myself in the morning. and i didnt eat anything that could have led to another visit...!!
but i had the feeling...and you know how it is...
mauth aur moot...jab aati hain...tab aati hain...!
(ofcourse...we r talking abt shit here...but u get the point!)
so...after much decision making....i was like....chuck it man....ab to karna padega...!!!
and i enter this 1x1 feet room.
which not only has a pot and a wash basin...it friggin has a urinal as well...!!
NOW WHO WOULD BE SHITTING IN A PIGEONHOLE...WHEN SOMEONE IS LEAKING BESIDE YOU...?????
but no...gay marriage as legal and so are such toilets...!!
aaah...and not to mention...it had a hand dryer as well. which makes up for the first part of the story...
the loo is so so 'huge' that the minute i sit down on the pot...the hand dryer gets activated. i move my arm..and it goes wuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu...i move my head...and the same...!! it was so bloody small that i am sure my breathing process would be causing vibrations strong enough for it to get activated as well....!!!
well..so life is not always fun. after some 5 minutes...its done. and i ready to wipe all possible clues that i ever shat...!!
now...i know i have stayed in the US for a long time...! but heck....i will never ever wipe my ass with paper for god sake...! its just not happening...
so luckily for me...there is a nozzle. and its strategically pointing towards...u know what...
i find the knob...and turn it arnd.
turn it all the way....
so...now if you can imagine...everything bad that could possibly have happened..had happened. my undies were all wet...and so was my jeans...!! and there was water dripping from my ass the way it never had...!!
but...the worst was yet to come...
i get up...count till 10...actvate the dryer a million times in the process...and get myself together....
no no...wrong gues...the flush worked..!!!
the friggin shit wont move...!!!
why gawd...why....why me...and my shit...out of all...!!!
now this is where sound decision making will make the difference between a winner and looser. or a "all loos are the same" and "public loos...no no no no nooo..."
i wont go into the details of how i emerge victorious...(oh yes..i did)...! but to give you a hint...once i came out...i told the manager..."you may want to change the cleaning brush..."
friggin public loos...!!!
and hey...remember the time when the air hostess says
"in the unlikely event of an emergency landing, please adopt the brace position"
here is an addition they might want to consider
"in the highly likely event that your neighbour decides to take his shoes off when his socks havent been washed for a week...please ask for our highly successful wet tissues...wipe your hand crazy with them...and adopt the manoj kumar position"
but friggin public loos..
Sunday, January 07, 2007
no no no no no....busy....heck no....
ummm...yeah...vacationing...and hence lazy....more like it...!! not that life stopped...so hv a lot to share...so much that i hv forgotten most of it...
Cudnt have asked for more....it was jst perfect. everything abt it...! meeting everyone again..walking down those roads again...as if you had never left...spending time doing just about nothing...! it was bliss all over. i guess the only thing that i like about work is the fact that i can now afford to fly kingfisher frm hyd to delh...instead of air deccan. its another case that i flew indigo...! but u get the point..!! student life...no matter what said and done...and no matter how many friggin assignments...is still far better...! and i hv been saying this right from my MSU days...!
the following month seems to be ISB travel month. Will (hope to atleast) visit it atleast 3 times before the final placements. A is getting married this 28th...so plannin to attend that too...!! wuuuhuuuu
Now...dont get me wrong here. Its not always that a consultant will get 10 days off...in the middle of an engagement. but things worked out. for the better. yes...i was working...frm home...so things werent as tight as they are once in Dubai. so had an awesomely chilled time. wonderful...! and yeah...the NY party was great...and i hvnt seen as much fog as i did tht night..!! it was crazy.....my left hand kept shouting....where the f is my right hand man...!!!
Yesterday I met the weirdest guy in the history of mankind. in some loose sense i would also call him the man with balls of the hardest steel
so its airplane waiting time at the airport lounge. and the test is placed sexy. with another 70 runs to win and 4 wickets in hand...it could have gone any way. and kumble was bowling like god...so everyone was hooked on. there is this sweet 32 inch LCD screen...with all the sofas in front. however...there is one which is right below the LCD...facing all other sofas.
now i do understand that some people dont like cricket. or lets say dont enjoy it as much. and thats fine...seriously. i think they should just change their nationality if they are indians...or continue to live with a foreign passport...and they will do just fine.
but no...this gentleman...indian...in his 50s maybe...decides to show the world his mind. so when some 50 odd souls are watching the screen...following the match...he enters the lounge...and sit on the sofa right below the screen. so now...he is facing the entire crowd...!!!
dont miss this historic moment in history people...! there is a screen with decent volume...and almost everyone is wathcing that. and there is this dude...who is facing everyone...and looking right into their eyes...
and then he does it...the act that will catapult him to the hall of fame. he shakes his head....left to right...and goes....tsk tsk tsk tsk tsk....for almost 20 odd seconds.
HE WAS FRIGGIN PITYING US...
one half of my brain was giving his a standing ovation...the other was imagining the plight of his kids at the loss of their father...!!
and surely balls of steel....
but what was he thinkin...???