Monday, May 23, 2011

Another MILESTONE!!!

Okay, there I changed the status message of my gtalk saying: "Today I complete 3 years of my Professional Life...!!!!!!!" and here my friend congratulates me and asks if I have written the blog or not?
I seriously had no intention to write a blog on this particular milestone but since he has poked me, I thought why not oblige him (Parikshit, if you are reading this, I dedicate this blog to you)
Btw, earlier my status message was: "Today I complete 3 years at 3i Infotech. Don't know if this is a happy or a sad occasion". Then another friend of mine suggested, why use 3i Infotech's name and get confused about it, rather call it 3 years of Professional life. I really felt happy and relieved at that…
I still cannot digest the fact that my father worked at the same bank for almost close to 32 years!!! I am already feeling suffocated after 3 years. As one of my bro-in-law says, "to get a hanuman, you have to be a Lord Ram first". But sadly, there is no Ram in today's corporate world (if there are any, I wish their number to increase drastically) and so there is no Hanuman.
But I am pretty impressed with myself when I see my bank account. My parents used to fill my piggybank or there were festivals to earn money when I was a child. At times, to tease me, my father would often say, "tum kya jaano khoon paseene se kamaya huye paise ki keemat" (how would you know the importance of the hard-earned money?). But I know it now. I know its value. It hurts when someone takes away my money and does not return it in terms of the service or the favor promised in lieu of that money.
It's not that I have nothing to boast about in these 3 years. I have had my share of joy and happy moments, some learning (which, sadly, was limited to not more than initial 2 years only), new friends, meeting new people or shall I call them strangers, travelling to few of the places/rural places, imparting training, tasting local food, nothing-less-than-adventure-type of experiences etc etc. Thanks to one of my official trips, I happened to meet my long lost family friends and was able to spend quality time with them at Baroda. Have seen so much of politics that many a times I have decided to call it quits but stayed back.
I know I might be sounding as if I have completed 30 years of my professional life when actually the number stands at just 3 years but in these times, completing every single year is nothing less than an achievement. And on top of that, this is a MILESTONE and my readers already know how I am hell-bent on remembering the milestones… btw, 15th May, 2006 was my first day at ICFAI college and hostel J Five years!!!

Thursday, May 19, 2011

100 Truths!!!

Okay, since I don't have many followers and amongst them also only few are bloggers who are not taking care of their friend (ME) and so I have no source to get myself tagged with some interesting tags. Since past few days I have been reading lot of other blogs as well… Many are crap but still some are very interesting and I have decided to steal some of their tags and help myself come alive (right now, I am about to fall off my chair with drooping eyes), and this may continue for some of the next few posts.. Steal a tag, tag myself, complete the task and pass that on to someone else J
100 Truths!!!!
I have stolen this tag from a blogger named: Dhanya.
1. Last drink: Tea
2. Last phone call: to my hubby dear
3. Last text message: to my hubby dear again J
4. Last song you listened to: Baari Barsi (Band Baaja Baraat)
5. Last time you cried: thank God I am not crying much these days… and for good reasons, I don't even remember when I cried last… I guess February…
6. Dated someone twice: not even once L (btw, going out with your fiancée is not dating, is it? If it is dating, then YES)
7. Been cheated on: in love???!!! NO. Otherwise, in Life, YES
8. Kissed someone and regretted it: NO
9. Lost someone special: Yes
10. Been depressed: so many times…
11. Been drunk and threw up: NOOOOO
12. Black
13. Purple
14. Green, as in Moss green
15. Blue
15. Made new friends: Yes, I guess during kindergarten days but I don't remember them now
16. Fallen out of love: No
17. Laughed until you cried: Yes, few days back, subject being Nimit… he made me laugh
18. Met someone who changed you: Yes, many people actually, starting with my friends during MBA
19. Found out who your true friends were: Yes. Should I list down their names?? Fir kabhi…
20. Found out someone was talking about you: Yes. Thank God they were talking good things about me when I landed up there
21. Kissed someone in your friends list: Yes, husband J (what were you thinking??!!!)
22. How many people in your friends list do you know in real life: Almost all
23. How many kids do you want to have: 2… but I will update this after discussion with Nimit J
24. Do you have any pets: NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
25. Do you want to change your name: NO, but I want people to spell out/speak out my name correctly (I am not NIKITHA and I am not NITIKA… it's NIKITA)
26. What did you do for your last birthday: went to Yercaud a day before and on the birth day, went to Hogenakkal falls, with Nimit
27. What time did you wake up today: Thanks to our maid, both of us got up at 5:50 a.m. and then it was on-off thing. Finally out of the bed by 6:35 a.m.
28. What were you doing at midnight last night: sleeping
29. Name something you CANNOT wait for: a new job... ASAP
30. Last time you saw your father: 22nd April, 2011
31. What is one thing that you could change about your life: my bad luck, which played its role many a times (DON'T YOU DARE TOUCH THE OCCASIONS WHERE MY GOOD LUCK FAVOURED ME)
32. Most visited web page: Gmail/Google
33. Name: Nikita
34. Nicknames: Nikki (Nikka also)
35. Zodiac Sign: Cancer
36. Male/Female/Transgender: Female
37. Elementary: in Delhi
38. School: in Delhi/Faridabad/Jaisalmer/Jaipur
39. Colleges: BIT (Jaipur)/ICFAI (Gurgaon)
40. Hair Color: black/ dark brown
41. Long or short: Medium
42. Height: want to increase it but now no chance, 5' 3" or is it 5'2"??
43. Did you have crush on someone: Yes, but he turned out to be No#1 rotlu so that balloon got burst
44. Ever been in love: YES (after marriage)
45. Piercings: Ear
46. Tattoos: No
47. Righty or Lefty: Righty
48. First Surgery: None till now… Touchwood
49. First piercing: Ear
50. First best friend: They became my best friends all at the same time- Jaya, Puja, Shikha, Smiti J
51. First sport you loved: cricket (typical Indian)
52. First pet: Never had one and never want any
53. First vacation: Don't remember (parents claim either Goa or Kolkatta)
54. First concert: At college- Euphoria
55. First crush: we have talked about that in this section only…!!!!
56. Eating: nothing
57. Drinking: water
58. I'm about to: post this on the blog
59. Listening to: Darling… Saat Khoon Maaf
60. Waiting for: office hours to get over soon
61. Want kids: YES
62. Want to get married: invalid question, already married
63. Careers in mind: In fantasy world- a rich Actor (Celebrity types). Real world- don't want to think about it, but a typical Business Analyst in IT industry
64. Lips or eyes: Eyes… that's the first thing that I notice about anyone
65. Hugs or kisses: Hugs (not taking Nimit into consideration in this section)
66. Shorter or taller: Taller
67. Older or younger: Older
68. Romantic or spontaneous: I guess, most of the questions are invalid now… I don't need to think about them now, I am happily marriedJ. But still, spontaneous…
69. Nice stomach or nice arms: stomach
70. Sensitive or loud: Sensitive (not over sensitive)
71. Hook-up or relationship: relationship
72. Trouble maker or hesitant: Trouble maker
73. Kissed a stranger: NOOOOOOO… do people actually do that???!!!
74. Lost glasses/contacts: No, I am a responsible girl J
75. Broken someone's heart: Yes, I have been told so… though, I never knew about it at that time
76. Had your own heart broken: in love? NO; otherwise, Yes (in so-called friendships)
77. Been arrested: What are you saying?? NO
78. Turned someone down: No one asked me
79. Cried when someone died: Yes
80. Liked a girl that is a friend: Yes, in a straight way… she is my best friend J
81. Yourself: rarely
82. Miracles: Yes, started believing when they happened in my life
83. God: Yes
84. Love at first sight: No, I believe that's just a crush…
85. Heaven: Yes
86. Santa Claus: No, but want to believe when I see those little kids waiting expectantly for Santa Claus to handover their gifts on Christmas…
87. Kiss on the first date: No
88. Angels: No
89. Devils: Ha ha ha… Yes, there are so many around me….
90. Is there one person you want to be with right now: Yes, my papa… missing him very much today…
91. Had more than one BF/GF at one time: you kidding me?? I never had any BF L
92. Wanted to kill someone ever: Yes. I have my list of my targets ready with me…
93. Among your blog mates, whom would you like to kiss: No one
94. Committed a blunder and regretted later: Yes, let's not get into the details, it (they) is (are) very embarrassing
95. Wanted to steal your friend's BF/GF: No… wanted some of their qualities in my husband though…
96. White: my newly stitched crisp white cotton chudidaar
97. Black: my Adidas T-shirt. Nimit has the same t-shirt in Red color J
98. Red: my new kurti and my very old top (with Om sign) which I pulled out from somewhere when I went to Jaipur this time
99. Pink: one of my short kurti's, I loved its color but it faded much before its life L
100. Posting this as 100 Truths: Yes. That's why I stole it in the first place J
I don't know if someone is interested/ idle to do this but I WANT TO TAG Pranali, Akshay, Vipul (when you finally get time from shifting), Sandeep, Palani sir and my friend TARUN… Tarun, this can be your much awaited FIRST POST on your blog J
Let me know all of you once you are through with your tag in my comments section… CHEERS!!!


Many a times my in-laws (and even my husband-in-lawJ) have told me to speak-out-loud… They often wonder how I have such a low voice. But that's how HE (look skywards) has made me. If I try to speak in higher volume, my voice resembles that of a crow. But I guess, in normal circumstances (bole toh, when I am not sitting in a restaurant playing some rock band type music or when I am lying/not confident of what I am blurting out), my voice is not that bad to capture.
So, why this justification kind of a post about my not-so-surili voice? It's because I often wonder how some people have such high-pitched irritating voice?? There are people who have high volumes but still pleasant to hear but I am talking about those people whose whisperings also itches my ear…
Just 5 minutes back, I went to the washroom in my office and I spotted that girl. Believe me, I actually have dropped my idea to use the washroom many a times when I saw her standing there, talking to someone. Though she talks in Kannada and so I don't understand a word that she speaks when she is supposedly whispering something to her friend, but it irritates me… I can, at times, even hear her blaring voice even when I have come out of the washroom, especially when she is roaring, I mean, laughing….

That reminds me of one of my English teachers during school time, Anjana Ma'am. I am sure that she is not reading this post. Our class teacher had made a rule to rotate our seats every day (we had 5 columns and I guess 6-7 rows). So daily rotate the rows and weekly rotate the columns. Anjana Ma'am had the habit of entering the classroom, put off her footwear in a corner and either teach us while walking across the classroom or mostly sit on the first bench (facing the class) of the middle column. The poor fellows of that ill-fated bench (2 per bench) always had hard time. I never believed that initially. But one fine day, it was my turn to sit there. My co-occupant quickly shifted to the 2nd last bench of the room before Ms. Anjana comes. I told her that she may not be that bad (she had been taught by Ms. Anjana since many years and that was my first year with her being my English teacher). BUT… There she came and decided to sit on my desk and I actually could not make out of what she is speaking after 5 minutes, coz I had gone deaf!!! After the class, my friend came laughing and checked out my red ear coz, I had tightly covered my left ear when she was blaring right in front of me. She had a shrill voice… Difficult to imagine such voice coming out of such a small figure… and GOD!!! When she would shout at some student…
I remember my first individual presentation on a book review during my MBA days.  I stood there in front of the class of around 40-45 students and my faculty who was sitting on the last bench and cleared my throat. I greeted everyone and started the slide and to my horror, the slides were displayed upside down. I choked there itself. I didn't have the confidence to brush this blunder aside, crack a joke and continue with my presentation. I fumbled to see if I can get that thing right but I couldn't do or say anything. Some of my new friends signaled me to pause, take a deep breath and continue; some of them signaled me to excuse myself and come back to my seat. But that word itself was not coming out. Then my lecturar called me and made me sit next to her and continued with other presentations. It was such an embarassment. That's when one of my friends told me to rehearse in front of the mirror before any such presentations; keep a glass of water with me at that time and keep drinking at regular intervals to avoid dry throat; to gargle regularly with lukewarm water and sing  out aloud when alone. I took his first advice and today I am confident enough to address people. I have given lot of trainings in my job and unlimited presentations in college.
I often wonder why God has not given me (and many other people) a strong voice, I am not praying for a shrill one but a strong clear voice.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011


The most wanted terrorist has been gunned down, as per US of A. OBAMA said OSAMA is dead (status message of one of my dear friend). Looks like a new tongues twister to me. You can easily interchange Obama with Osama by mistake. By the way, "Osama" word is already present in the dictionary of MS Word and "Obama" is not. Just an observation… You forgot, I am an Analyst. Don't you dare laugh at this…
Anyways, Osama is dead but never ending controversies have taken birth. Even my little brain is suggesting that something is wrong. The world is asking all sorts of questions. I will tell my concern later on…
1. Is Osama actually dead?
2. Was Pakistan not involved in the US operations?
3. Was Pakistan hiding Osama?
4. Why Osama was buried in sea so urgently (USA, though, says that it was after all the forensic tests were done. So it was not done in any urgency)
5. Was Osama dead many years ago only (natural death) but after getting fool-proof links only US is claiming that they killed him? [Presidential elections at stake]
6. Osama anyways was not an active member of his terrorist group; there are other dangerous members alive, who can strike in even bigger way anytime now. Was Osama murdered by his own group mates?
7. Etcetera etcetera….
 My concern is also on the similar lines:
Is it sure that USA has killed Osama or have they got inspired by the Bollywood movie Tere Bin Laden and killed innocent Pradhuman Singh, who played the Osama look alike in the movie???? There is no news of Pradhuman… This incident has taken place during appraisal time. Obama might have done so to claim the highest rating and promotion (extended Presidential tenure).
Whatever be the case, I now want to read the complete true stories about OBL. Wikipedia (my favorite encyclopedia) quotes this about his personal life:
"In 1974, at the age of 17, Osama married Najwa Ghanem at Latakia. According to CNN national security correspondent David Ensore, as of 2002 Osama had married four women and fathered roughly 25 or 26 children. Other sources report that he has fathered anywhere from 12 to 24 children."
I mean, look at the range of estimate of number of children fathered by OBL- 12 to 24. I don't understand, if OBL was such a deadly terrorist, his mind always occupied on planning some or the other attack, when did he take off time to marry 4 times??!!!
It took 10 years for US to kill this most wanted terrorist but I guess the controversies will remain open for a real long time from now… Real OBL or not; killed by US or his own group members or natural death; 12 children or 24… the fact is that OBL is dead… OBAMA KILLED OSAMA!!!!!!