3/07/2006

I was watching the movie on DVD last night after I got back from work...and that one line said by Aamir Khan(a.k.a DJ ) to Sue Mitchelly " made me sit up and listen and wonder...how true it was


Remembering lines from Rang de Basanti

Aamir says" Jab ham padthe hain to hum duniya ko nachathe hain, jab ham padke kaam karte hain toh duniya hame nachati hain" .I must agree that the college days are the halcyon days in one's life after which one doesnt get to enjoy the simple pleasures of life,as one is thrown in to a den where the rat race starts...and you are so busy working and progressing in your career,one hardly notices the world around you and all you see is the 15 inch monitor..day in and day out.

Well not that I am complaining, but I do see a huge perceptible change in the way my friends and I have started to look at life.Nobody seems to have time for subtle emotions or even sharing the lovely times,back in college ...as most of us seem to be gung ho about picking up the phone and talking to an American client living 10000 miles away...in the name of customer service and harbour the yuppy dreams of making it to the US and drowning in dollar notes.Ya even I have become like that in the past month or so,as every one today is stretched to perform to our best, given the fact that most of our gang is paid well by the IT Industry.

In the Information age and this very Industry its pretty rare for some one to leave seeing the sunset or even have time for seeing the Sun rise.Given the fact that most offices are located so far from the city.(In my case its coming from outside into the heart of the city).It is this feeling that makes me a little sad, more than the fact that I may tend to show signs of a workaholic.I guess I need to really look into this aspect and improve the quality of life...and not spend more than half the day at office.It's totally in my hands..and I need to see what I can do complete the work quicker :-) ...

Even when my friends sit down to plan for a holiday , they get extremely paranoid about taking a day off... as they dont want to be absent from work...or more so live in the self imposed veil that asking for a leave,may not go down well with their bosses or Project Managers.I remember calling up friends yesterday ...and after some persuausion some of them agreed to thing about taking a day off.

Holidays and leisure breaks are most essential in this fast paced world to catch up on life that was left behind in this race..as we sped to focus attention on our career and work. How often one wants to go is a personal call...based on time and money.

I have decided to take another small break,by going to Kerala over the weekend.No major touring plans...it's just that my dad who was on transfer in Cochin, is now leaving Cochin in a month or so...to serve another transfer..so I thought it would be better to make the most of my dad's prescence there..by going on a long drive near the beaches and take a trip in the backwaters...

So God's own country...here I come.


PS A new Role that I am playing in office, is also Recruitment.We require some graduates with some decent english reading skills and email/MS Office skills for our Blogs team.I have been interviewing a few candidates and I must tell you, I ave had immense fun in sometimes looking at people with a serious face and asking them some questions.Some get intimidated and start to lie and others tend to remain unfluttered and give out more honest answers even though it may not be the most diplomatic answer. All I look for in candidates is their attitude which can be easily gauged in their answers.Initially I do make each one feel at home,make them comfortable with the cliched "tell me something about yourself" question and then...get on to business. It's been a good experience being on the other side of the interview table after playing frivolusly as a candidate not so long ago while applying for IT Companies when I passed out of engineering.

10 comments:

Paurna said...

hey karthik where did u get RDB's dvd from ?

Ponnarasi Kothandaraman said...

Hi,
You must have had a nice time and how was it sitting as a interviewer? And great that you create a comfortable atmosphere.

Have a nice day,
Ponnarasi

Ponnarasi Kothandaraman said...

Hi, You are tagged Check out my blog for more info pls. ;)

Rohini said...

Hi. You had left a comment on my blog 'Mama Says So' but did not leave an e-mail id to get back to you on.

Just wanted t check how this parallel blog thing works. Would I have to post separately or would it be an automatic process. If the latter one, I am cool with it.

Rohini said...

Saw your second post. I am okay with the automatic link to Sulekha. Is there anything I have to do to enable this?

Nagraj said...

first time on ur blog.Nice post what aamir said in the movie is really true.

Aniket Anikhindi said...

Karthik,

You had left a comment on my blog about linking with Sulekha. I want to get the following things clear:

a) By accepting your offer, does it mean that my blog page on blogspot.com will start displaying Sulekha advertisements?

b) If my content is fed from blogspot.com to sulekha, will I have to check for comments from readers on both sites?

c) Does a hit on blogspot.com imply a hit on Sulekha? And vice versa?

Please let me know about these and thereafter I should be comfortable to accept the offer you give.

Anonymous said...

Dude, your posts on various blogs invinting to write for Sulekha is irritating to say the very least. Marketing via blogs is not bad but it has to be done politely. Your standard message gives it an impersonal touch - it sounds as though you haven't read their blog posts and aren't genuinely interested in having them write for Sulekha.

LApstrE said...

Couldnt help but burst into giggles when i saw ur PS.

I'm a final year student enjoying and cursing college life as of now...

The other shore looks greener as of now. How my perception vil change? i have no idea...

Caleb said...

hey there!!

I replied for the Sulekha thing.. Please let me know what to do further...

Regards
Arvind

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