Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Speak Up buddy....

Manager's cabin:
Anish, You are doing good, in fact great. I want you to handle more responsibility. I want you to handle the team. but but but...... You speak very less in team meeting. I know you know most of stuff going around in project and you have good hand, good control on the framework but you need to show that to team. In short, You should speak more that you know all these things and you can handle any issues. So speak more, OK. Thank You.
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There is problem with me, I don't do non-sense talk in the meeting. I don't ask stupid questions in the meeting. I don't raise silly concerns/issues in the meeting. I feel it is waste to time of yours and others. And it irritates me lot when people raise issues which were non-avoidable and you had to live with that. and most of people do complains all the time and I don't like to do complains. Company is paying to you to get the job done and you should do it. 
It is not like that I am not talking at all in the meeting but I only talk when I feel it is the right place and right time. And I don't want to do non-productive discussions in the meeting just to show that I know blah blah things.
When I was fresher and attending interviews in campus, one incident nurture my belief that it doesn't matter how much you speak and it matters what you speak. Tata Infotech came for an interview and there were 1500 people. They took written test and eliminated 1300 people, now we had 200 people. Then they arranged group discussions, 10 people in each group. Me and Muntakim in the same group. I know him as he is friend's friend. He speaks very less. In the group discussion, apart from him, every other person is shouting instead of discussions to show off. I too tried to shout but.. :( . At the end of group discussion, interviewer asked Me and Muntakim to express our views. and you know the result, only Muntakim selected from our group. and that was the big lesson for me.
Thanks to God that I am in IT industry where only work matters or let me rephrase that, Most of the time only work matters. You can't survive here with out work and all talk. But still, in every appraisal, I got the comment like, you are good/fine in work but you should improve your communication (in short speaking) skills. oops..... 
Even in IT industry, you still need to market yourself, even after doing work. why? why? why only work is not enough as it gets job done anyway. 
Because there is lots of people like you around buddy... uff..... :( ....

Sunday, June 20, 2010

First Time in JAIL...

Yesterday, I had been to JAIL, yup, Real JAIL. I knew some friends would think that that's the right place for me and I would be in Jail long ago. But alas, God is with me and not them, I am still living free life outside jail after committing many sins. Ok ok, I am not a criminal and I haven't do anything wrong. In fact, I am so afraid of Police or Government that I can' think about doing anything wrong in my dream, forget about doing something wrong in real life.
Anyways, cut to short, I have been there with my dad and uncle to visit one of our neighbors. He had been arrested for some relation with big builder and that big builder's big bro was involved in some ego-tussle with current sitting politician so.....
I was a bit scare to go there but I had no options. We went there and there were so many policemen. Then whatever I saw there was ditto like any movie. That builder have some connection with one officer there, so that officer guided us to one room without any formalities. I saw our neighbor and he was nothing like prisoner. He was as normal as always and Dad and he talked like normal friends talk only. Policemen were completely helpful, we got even tea from them. It was all settled with them there to stay as comfortable as home. I saw their tiffin and I was shocked, I am not getting that much good food at my office, gosh, I would be here with them. No wonder, our neighbor had gained so much weight in Jail. 
After 20 minutes, we headed outside Jail. It was time for some prisoner to take court and as soon I got out from small gate, some policemen asked other 'is he the prisoner whom we were taking to court!!!!' oops... Do I like prisoner, oh yes, I haven't shave since 3 days. Thankfully, that officer was around and told, 'no no, he is visitor'.
I thought to run but then it would no help as there were many policemen at main gate. 
Aah, was it scary experience!!! no, It was frustrating experience to see the corruption in Jail, Ya, I mean we all know that it is happening since ages but still seeing truth by naked eyes, it hurts. 
Point to be noted, whenever you visit some one at Jail, go with clean shave only. :) .

Saturday, June 12, 2010

I want to be free...

This is my 100th Post here...... When I started 1st, never thought I would write 100 also.... Actually I inspired from my sir, Alpesh sir and thought that I could write too so let's try.... still only 5 blogs till last Jan then as resolution I decided to write 5 blogs per month and hopefully I kept promise (although It was made to myself only).....
When I started, no idea what I write, which subject, any matter... so I kept it open for all things and it happened that way only.... one of my friend told me that you were writing too many personal things in open after this one, you should not write these things and write about general topics only and I definitely tried on that but still... it is my space.. it is my blog so....  sometimes you feel that whatever you feeling, share with others too and just write whatever you thought.
Then during last Diwali, came to know about Gujarati Translator and written blog in Gujarati and decided that will write one blog in Gujarati in every month and surprisingly that I kept that promise also.
Actually I want to write this 100th post on 17th June only as It is my birthday but then someone reminded of my age... :( ... I will finish 28 on that day and 29 looks older.. and I thought that it is on Thursday so nothing interesting thing is going to happen, it will be as usual office day so I thought late it write today only.
I have no idea how many more post will I right nor any particular subject/thing is in my mind. Even in the journey of this 100th posts... I many times thought to give up as there were many few readers or should I say many few comments... compare to other blogs but then when I read statement under my blog title and it remind me why I am writing..... I am writing first of all myself and then for others.... Reading and Writing are things near to my heart and it just happened automatically, without try so... and I continue... :) ...
Still Thanks to regular readers Alpesh Sir, Mehul, Rajnibhai, Kavan, Pritesh, Tejas, Kartik, Mihir..... althought Mehul, Kavan, Rita, Mitesh were forceful readers... every time I write something, I sent link to them and ask them forcefully to read.. :) .... and Thanks my four followers, Rajan Shah, Manish Mistry, R. Ramesh and Shomoita Alam. and Thanks to all silent readers if there are any and to people who commented.......  for baring me......
and it is 100th post, it is special so I have to write something special (at least for me).... after boring you so much, enjoy this....
I want to be free...
I want to be free from all cobwebs around me...
I want to be free from running watch...
I want to be free from my so called thoughts...
I want to be free from unwanted relations...
I want to be free from my ambitions...
I want to be free from my expectations...
I want to be free from my worries...
Actually, I want to be free from my mind....

and here is the recap,
In English,

In Gujarati,
Enjoy...

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Have U ever brushed ur Teeth with Shaving Cream????


Ya, ya, u read it right. brush teeth with shaving cream.... most of you will say big NO n some girls will even react like.. yukkkkk :( ... disgusting .... I bet anyone say YES but my answer is Yes.....  Now don't think that I m doing it regularly... I know you can think like that as I m a bit weirdo or syco guy... but I m still far away from extreme weird..... so I did it only ones.... n ya... I didn't like it at all... see... sometime I am normal too.... ok.. now enough time pass.... let me tell you how it happened....
Those were the starting days of my professional career and I was enthu as any other professional who wants to win the world when he/she starts his/her career..... (may be Alpesh will raise his eyebrows... anish n enthu!!! I never feel that...) .. but ya... sometimes I got kicked too... sometimes adrenalin rushed under my skins too.... so those were the days... n I was working on some issue and can't able to solve it in two days!!! so it was entered into my head n I was keep thinking about it all the time.. even after reaching flat.. m i missing some basic thing... m i doesn't configured that thing... may be should I try the other way and whole bunch of thoughts... I slept n in dreams too.. I was thinking.. I felt though.. not sure about it as I always have a good sleep without dreams n or midnight wake up calls.... 
I woke up in the morning and still I was thinking abt the solution only.... I came to washbasin n took the toothpaste... na na... it was not toothpaste.. it was shaving cream actually but I was so consumed about the problem that I couldn't realize and just started brushing it.. oohhhh... aahh... why it is taste like some thing bt not the toothpaste... I couldn't hangover then whats this!!! anyways, let me think about the solution  n I just puke it in basin n clear my throat with water only... I even didn't realize that time that what I did!!!! and then I went for tea at Atira... aah Atira.... wo raja ki chay n gujarat samachar n atria morning.. the best in the world... u should go there n feel that.... 
anyways.. then I came back and get ready for the office.. I wanted to do shaving n then I went to basin... what do u thinking? what I did... yes, u r thinking right, I picked up toothpaste this time n wanted to do shaving with that.... I opened up toothpaste n then suddenly my mind started working.... intelligently actually... eureka... now I realized what I did in the morning!!!!!! 
ohhh god... that was the hell of experience... I am writing this after almost 4 n half years and still I can feel the odd... weird taste of shaving cream in my throat.... aah... that was the experience not worth doing it..... 
n now... as soon as I click ctrl-alt-del and left the desk... my mind stop thinking abt the work... because work is never ending... life has.... so enjoy life n not work... hope that my current boss is not reading this.. :) ... voila.... 
I hope you enjoy this n this is the most interesting thing happened to me in my short 5 years of career....