Thursday, May 22, 2008

Please take head injuries seriously.....

18th July 2005: Shashi joined STMicroelectronics with me
6 May 2008: Gave resignation. Was very happy. And feeling on top of the world like me.
9th May 2008: At one of his friend's place fell down in the washroom. There was a hit on his head when he fell down, and he took it as just a bad day. Went to sleep. Woke up feeling nauseated and was getting fits Friends gave him a glass of water and took it lightly as similar fits happened to him earlier also.
(afternoon): Went into coma, admitted to AIIMS. Put on a ventilator. Doctors not able to diagnose the problem.
Parents came down to see him. Parents in shock after seeing their happy child on ventilator. Doctors clueless about the real problem. After many rigorous tests the problem diagnosed to be a blood clot in brain.
22nd May 2008: Lost my friend......

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Life before IIM

Passing time in office was a hell of a task. All through my preparation I had this scanned print out of my hand put on my work space. Although I don't know anything about palmistry but I was trying to search where my destiny lines will take me. I experienced all the possible day dreams and the daymares (well the nightmares during daytime !! :) ) .

Now the results are out and I am heading to Hel(L). The journey through IIM L or Hel(L) has not even started and I am already wondering about the things to come. The following link is proving to be very good at giving a glimpse of the future:
My notice board says it loudly:

Someone asked, "what does BDTG mean???"
I said, "Guess buddy!"
He guessed, "Ummm....Is it Bad days to go? Hai na?? Well your smile is saying it all!!"

I am feeling all the excitement, the exhilaration, the blues of departing with friends and the fear.....the blues and the fear...overpowering......but then I knew it subconsciously, still I am unable to prepare myself.....I feel the rush coming......I see my picture below and I am unable to find all the feelings.........I just smile helplessly and wait.....

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Meeting DK

It started with a dust storm. The rains followed. Quiet unexpected after a day of open skies and blistering heat in delhi. I was on my way to mama’s house. And coincidentally “mama I am coming home” was blaring from my speakers. Gaurav Adhikari Apartments. Room no 303. Jhonny was sitting in the chair proudly showing off his lean figure with swollen up biceps. Mama was lying down on the floor with the peculiar smile. Dk was laughing out loud. He has grown fatter. Cheeks are all swollen up. His neck is completely hidden behind the bulging big chin. The tond part has got enormous and hard. Homo jumps in from najafgarh. All sucked up after having loads of cigarettes. And the masti begins with the usual arbitapa. Pulling of legs is a usual. And then the news broke out from mama and jhonny.

Jhonny was more definite about his marriage in November or December. He was all loaded up by his father-in-law. A gold chain, two silver earrings, one silver ring, a gold ring and a wrist watch are all small presents from the girl’s father.

Mama is also ready for the marriage after all the one night stands. And the talks are already up. Mama has got the love thing started with the girl’s pic on his mobile phone. The kundli matching exercise is on now days for mama. And the strange part: only 3 gunds are matching for mama and the girl. Well no strange thing since mama has as such got no gunds J. Then the debate started on the necessity of matching kundlis, the 36 gunds (actually homo was in no agreement for this part also). The pundit’s comment for mama is pathetic; he had never seen such low number of matching gunds. But then mama is now in love with the girl as already disclosed by mama himself. And the boasting by mama began at this point….(let’s leave the crap J)

Dk was as the same as he was 2 years earlier. In the best of the spirits he was rolling all over the place. He had just reduced 8 kilos and still weighed 80 kilos. (BTW he told that Rapi in Bangalore is much ahead of him in the competition, he just clocked 110 kilos!!!). The khattas were free flowing from him. (Question: Who is a girl who gives gaali? Answer: Bengali!).

It was great to meet him after such a long time. And we together remembered the cherished moments from IITG days. I miss the masti with him and I don’t know when I will meet him again. But I think I will wait cause it is worth it…..

Friday, May 02, 2008

R2's last day....on our way back from office.....

My defining moments (part 2)

Remember Shawshank Redemption??? I remember the movie down to the very moment that the two friends finally meet on the beach side. And the present moment seems to me like the one when Andy Dufresne comes out of the shit hole. Well I reember the lines: "Andy crawled to freedom through five-hundred yards of shit smelling foulness I can't even imagine, or maybe I just don't want too."

And I also do remember the narration some time early in the movie : "And that's how it went for Andy - that was his routine. I do believe those first two years were the worst for him, and I also believe that if things had gone on that way, this place would have got the best of him."

How I like that movie that I am thinking on the same lines, "And that's how it went on with me-routine- hard work, politicking, false promises, backbiting....I do believe that the first two years were the worst for me, and I do believe that if I went on working in the same way, this place would have got the best of me."

But alas.........only the shit needs to be washed up now....:)....I don't regret it.....I don't have time for that ;)

The blue bus