Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Happy Holidays

  1. Year of Sub-Prime
  2. Year of beginning of the end of Investment Banks
  3. Year of financial sector meltdown
  4. Year of realty sector meltdown
  5. Year of Mumbai attacks
  6. Year of professional insecurities
  7. Year of blogging
  8. Year of surviving all of these
  1. Year of new beginning
  2. Year of impact of the bailout
  3. Year of new government in US and India
  4. Year of scaling newer heights professionally
  5. Year of hope and success
  6. Year of new challenges
  7. Year of more blogging
  8. Year of growing through all of these
  9. Year of MORE!!!
Looking forward to it.

Happy holidays!! Wish you Merry Xmas and a fantastic 2009.

Tuesday, December 23, 2008


Aim for the sky, you will at least hit the ceiling.

Gems from superboss

Gems from a lunch meeting with the head of my group. Some very wise thoughts and observations.
  1. Luck can be defined as the time when opportunities and ability to capitalize on those opportunities intersect.
  2. A person is presented a minimum of three opportunities in life and if someone is able to capitalize on any one of them or all three they would make it big or as they say "you have arrived".
  3. A person's peak years of productivity are between 35-45. So whatever you do, ensure that you make it in these years or earlier.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

How to appeal to a techie's fashion sense

I can see a lot of techies queuing up to buy this as a new year or valentine gift.

Photo courtesy: sizzledcore
Can imagine the greeting card to say something like this:
  • Baby, "I'm feeling lucky"
  • You are my "key" word
  • You are the "one" in this google (one followed by 100 zeroes) of humanity
  • Can you "debug" me
  • You are the "1" to my "0"
  • My "search" finally ends
  • Can I be the only "Ad" in your life
  • You bring "chrome" (shine) in my life

I can go on......

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

The trouble with doing nothing is you can't quit and rest.

Monday, December 15, 2008

Being Human

Parvathy Omanakuttan was 'being human' on the miss world stage. Initially, when her name was called as the last (15th) semi finalists she looked extremely relieved. Then she looked unhappy for being crowned first runner up when she obviously thought she should have won. Again, such a normal reaction and so refreshingly different from the 'gracious loser' face or facade (while thinking bitch!!) these contestants sport. No harm in wearing your heart on your sleeve. No harm in thinking that you were the better contestant and should have won. No harm in looking relieved for making it to top 5 and then miffed and upset that you lost. No harm in being human.
A closed mouth gathers no foot.

Friday, December 5, 2008

Tuesday, December 2, 2008


The reason attacks on India are getting bigger and more frequent is that terrorists are getting frustrated. Nothing seems to bring us down on our knees. They use cycle bombs and we are back on cycles the very next day. They bomb trains but we still take the trains and in more numbers. No matter how much they try, we are not cowered, do not give up living, do not go into gloom and do not get closeted in our homes. We get bolder, braver and start living it up a little more. This frustrates the terrorists and their groups as they want us to bow down to them. I say let's keep frustrating them, make them helpless by not giving in and retaliate eye for an eye.
Defiance of terrorism could be one way of beating it.