Oct 23, 2011

Diwali Kab Hai... Kab Hai Diwali?

Yesterday when I got up, I had just one question in my mind "Is it really the Diwali time?"

Diwali has been my favorite festival since I don't know when. Even in school during most of my exams,  I wrote essay on Diwali when the topic merely said "You Favorite Festival". It's a different thing altogether that for obvious reasons, there was more material to write on Diwali than any other festival. While in school, an eight pager essay is guaranteed to fetch more marks than 4 pages one afterall. :D

I would plan well in advance on my firecracker requirements and stock them up. If there is anything in this world that I've been really disciplined about, it was my rationed usage of firecrackers over the five days of festivities (and of course some buffer stock was exhausted on the eve of Gyaras Khopdi). Those were the days.

I was missing those days yesterday. I was missing home. Clearly it was not the best of the mornings that I could have. That too on a day when I am alone, physically not in the best of the conditions and about to gear up for one of the toughest day of this job. It indeed was not a good morning very soon. I made a total fool of my myself in the Team call.

But that was it. I don't know what happened one I hung up the call, I just got lots of energy and enthu. I had nothing to lose afterall. And I started on my market work. Met a couple of people. Spoke to many. And tried to motivate them for the work. I did not know then how much effective it will be. But I did it with all my heart. A late lunch on a hot 'almost' summer day, coupled with a couple of chai and colddrinks here and there. And I got a chance to enter one firecracker shop. I cannot explain what prompted me, but I felt so much like those good old days. Remembered most of my Diwali in a flash of a time. Bought some and then moved on to do my job for the rest of the day. I don't know if I will be using these or actually gifting to friends.

The day ended on a much brighter note than I had expected. It was one of those days when I would have died to come home and eat nice homely food made by you and then gone for a walk with my wife holding her hands.

Everything is not perfect but. Some wishes remain unfulfilled. But I know anything is possible. And it will happen soon.

Today morning when I got up, I had just one thing in mind. Today is the most important day for my work this month. And I've to give my 100% and more come what may.

I'm gearing up for that. Better things are surely on their way.

Till then...

Oct 19, 2011

Change is Welcome

I have finished reading 'The Immortals of Meluha' and bought two books as reward for the good job in reading. 'The Secrets of Naga' is on its way to completion now. It indeed takes up not just the story but also the level of storytelling from where it was left in the end of 'The Immortals of Meluha' and takes it up a couple of notches. History, mythology and religion can be interesting read if written with the right set of audience in mind.

This space is seeing less of me now. So is my photoblog. And I just cannot justify the reason behind this. Am trying hard to keep the tempo up on FB and LinkedIn. For the first time in my life, I am feeling that I am finding it tough to be in touch with everyone. Including myself. I'

Oct 5, 2011

Tweet of a post

is waiting for "The Oath of the Vayuputras" and "Rockstar" and Nokia with WP7.5 and of course going to Bangalore. I know which wish is getting fulfilled soon. :D