Friday, July 28, 2006

Non-Sense of Humour

Yesterday I was at the rest room relieving myself, one of my colleagues rushed in with a lot of huff-puff, relieved himself and then he let out a sigh of relief...I remarked "You were under a lot of pressure, huh?" Then he asked me, "how do you know that I have to deliver XYZ report tonight?"

All I could manage was a baffled look and "oh just ignore what I said"

Monday, July 24, 2006

Look What I found...

I was surfing around on the web. I found this T-shirt which I feel all, bloggers would relate to..Go ahead, get one for yourself at

Saturday, July 22, 2006

'Professionalism' Xtreme

I was reading a text related to Hindu mythology. The conversation was between Lord Yama(Hindu God of Death) and Lord Shiva(Hindu God of Destruction). The situation is, Lord Yama is not too happy with his job of taking lives, causing pain and grief. As his boss is Lord Shiva, he lets Lord Shiva know about his dissatisfaction with the job.

To begin with Lord Shiva is a patient listener and then he says, "I well and truly understand your dissatisfaction but at the same time it is your job and you have to be professional, and there must not be any half measures around it".

Moral is, do your job and do it well without getting too emotional with it!

Books Ahoy

Aha books... I particularly never developed a taste for management or self development books, as I feel they have the lowest shelf life. Having said that, there are some books which are not to be missed. All the young adults globally, who probably are at the beginning of their career and considering they are a little low on the exposure, unknowingly end up making some mistakes on the professional front. Mistakes are fine but one should maintain a distance from blunders, which have the capability to haunt us for a long time to come. To avoid these blunders career building books come in real handy.

Two books I strongly recommend are 'Career Warfare' by D'Alessandro and just to have a very aggressive outlook about the way one thinks about an organization or looks at management in the company they work for, I recommend 'Winning' by Jack Welch. The quality of these books come across in the first ten pages itself.

Read them ...

Tuesday, July 04, 2006

'Me'-The Movie Critique

Media, Bollywood and Madhur Bhandarkar's fans are awaiting his next movie 'Corporate' with bated breath. I am no movie expert but looking at the promos, I just get a feeling that the movie will do well at the box office and will sway the public opinion about the 'Corporates' to a great extent. That said, I do not expect Madhur Bhandarkar to treat the subject holistically. Still a couple of days to go for the movie release but when the ad screams 'PAISA'----'POWER'-----'POLITICS' I am somehow forced to believe the subject would not have been handled with a lot of finesse.

Friday is the movie release, Saturday I might get infected by 'Foot-in-Mouth' disease...


Saturday, July 01, 2006

'Art of War' With Mongrels!

One of the days while I was returning late from work, I was walking towards my house, four stray dogs(read thoroughbred mongrels) started growling and one of them barked in real hatred. I was no knight in shining armour, so the brave Vinayakan was about to pee in his pants, but at that time I felt as if there was a lump in my throat so I coughed and to my bewilderment the street dogs stepped back..I coughed again(purely intentional) the dogs, they just went away. I was surprised and I was blinking, wondering what happened.

Just to validate my observation I tried the same stunt on the following days and boy it works. So readers, pass the 'social self-defence' message on. Whenever any of you folks(or anyone in your known circle) gets rounded up by dogs, try coughing the dogs away--I do not know whether this is universally true for all dogs but it definitely works with street dogs in my locality!!