Jain, life

Random Ramblings # 33- Almost home

Been waiting for this to happen since a long long time… finally after a lot of waiting and many many years of being away from my mommas lap my head will finally reclaim its rightful place from that useless sister of mine( Just kidding I love you sis 🙂 )

There are so many benefits of being close to home that it makes me giddy just thinking about them in the first place

1) My own bed!!! I can’t stress this fact enough cause recently the sloth in me has awoken and the beds at home are some of the best i have used in a long time
2) My girlfriend is close by – Yay!!! that sums it all I guess
3) Some of my closest friends both the ones I have made through my girl and the ones from before are all in Mumbai and I will finally be able to spend some semblance of quality time with them(rather than just weekend stolen away)
3) My mommas food- 😀 😀 the smiles should say it all but may make a bigger effect when I say they come from my stomach and not my face, lemme explain this a little further, I being a jain have lots of time when certain food item( yes I’m looking at you potato you handsome thing) can’t be consumed in my house, even then my wizard of a mother manages to bash flavor which even the top chefs and master chefs of the world gave up on a long time ago and creates lip smacking mouth-watering fantabulous meals outta thin air 🙂
4) My kitchen A budding amateur chef my self my kitchen is one of the places where I find absolute peace amidst all the chaos of cooking and after numerous nights salivating at recipes I’ve found online and the worlds best sous chef my momma by my side, I am sure of only one thing my girlfriend and friends alike should be prepared to adda few inches to their waistlines soon enough.
5) Books!!! – A legacy left to me by my granddad in the form of boxes upon boxes of old and new musty books I’m going to rediscover my love for them after a cruel break 6 years ago and be ware libraries of Mumbai I’m on the prowl again(I’m not going to make my poor da pay 10k in books again and that was 2005 imagine the bomb he would have to pay now!)

With all this ahead of me every time someone congratulates me for getting Mumbai I do a little dance in my head 😀  and look forward to it..

Just 2 more thorns lie in the road ahead with 2 inhumane tests but well we never gained something without a little pain did we? so bring it on.. cause the only song in my head right now is

“I’m coming home, I’m coming home!!!” Hmm da dum da dum!!



Random Ramblings # 32- I Need my HP fix again

Saw the latest harry potter movie this sunday and I was impressed. 90% of what lord of the rings the movies did for that literary epic is what david yates has accomplished in this cinematic endeavour.

What made it even more special for me was that for the first time in a long long time a movie made me actually want to go back and read the whole series again. Cause the movie shouted out to me in so many ways that yes we know we can’t show you everything in the book and maybe not in the same way cause there is no better canvas than the human mind but god damn it we are trying and respect that.

A lot of people had an issue with the last scene being too childlike and not fitting into the flow of the whole movie, to those people i say that even in the book i felt that it was there only to infuse a little lightness, a little breath of silliness before signing off from al the drama which had gone on before but i guess that’s just my opinion.

However it reaffirmed one thing i had been feeling since a long time I NEED to revisit my childhood classic novels again and once again lose my self into worlds where hope abounds and no odds are too insurmountable, cause I as a person need to constantly be reminded of those values lest i begin to take my self too seriously and forget what it is to take a few risks and live life with out a constant look at the future.

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Random Ramblings # 31- Stress is building

These last couple of days have been chaotic to say the least, from going hope on a whirlwind one day trip( even though I enjoy those completely!! 🙂 ), to trying to actually keep up with all the stuff being thrown at us in training each passing days some times it just gets a bit much.

I’m longing for this to get over. Hopefully snag my place in the mumbai office of accenture, god knows they was called me and interviewed me almost enough, however as they say its not over till the fat lady sings and in my case that will be once they actually send me the final posting letter.


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Random Ramblings #30-Exit Strategy

Today I had a very interesting conversation with my new room-mate which got me thinking.

He stated something which was very obvious and out in the open but due to whatever reason I had never decided to think about head on. He said that by entering into the IT industry like we have done, we have essentially let someone else decide our fate for us.

In one fell swoop they took all four years of engineering imbibed into us and threw it out, assigned us a “Technology” to us, told us we could be thrown around like “Resources” on a giant RTS game being played by our corporate overlords, on this giant board game of the living breathing world in a desperate attempt to attract more “Gold” with bigger better contracts. They simultaneously expect us to fit almost 4 years of computer science knowledge in one fell swoop of just 45 to 60 days and enjoy it, whilst they try to smooth out all the battle scars which we have gained through our lives, those which help us differentiate into the varied individuals we are today, so they can fit us into the perfectly chiseled molds of the ideally productive “IT Resource” they have conceptualized.

All this got me into thinking what the hell am I doing here, not to deny that yes anyone who knows me will probably say that with my keen interest of computers and the way they function this IT industry world is perfectly suited for me and I should be glad to have gotten into one of the best that there is and a lot of other platitudes about how good I actually have it having got a job right out of college despite of not being from one of the famed IITs or going abroad or any of that elitist stuff.

While I do agree with most of what they say and yes I am glad for all they say I should be glad for and am relieved to finally be bringing in money for my family rather than just leaching money from my family, wouldn’t those same people agree that the luck of the draw is a slightly unfair way to be assigned the larger part of the rest of your life, I mean just because I took a decision once a long time ago that I wanted to become an engineer and never really questioned for whatever reasons seemed to justify not doing so at that time. Now however the feeling is finally sinking in that this one of the last throw’s of the dice left for me in this journey called life, the wheels of life are slowly going to start spinning faster and faster in deed as more of the cogs fall into place and most of the major ones already have with this being one of the last truly influential ones left.

Introspection into myself when faced with this harsh yet humbling reality I realized that its time for us to have an “Exit Plan” for this life that we have been forced into. Whats that one might ask? well the exit plan is exactly what it sounds like a way to exit this grinding life which for some of us holds no true meaning or purpose no matter how good we might be at it and do something which truly challenges us, in a way that even though we may not possess the natural raw talent to go ahead and be instant celebrities in that field, one where we grow by learning every single day and at the end become good at what we do or at least satisfied with what we have achieved.

For a lot of us this path isn’t going to be the easier one at all, its much easier to just lie back and say that you know what they have already done most of the bloody work for me why not just flow with it and make something out of the cards that have been dealt to us.

Those people in their own way are completely justified in their belief and I wish them the best of luck in that way of living their lives. I however come form a slightly different bend of mind, I believe that you know what mister I’m going to only take the best that I can from this big MNC that I’m working at which is the absolutely crazy amount of professionalism the try to imbibe into us as well as the immense networking options the offer us across the wide range of industries they serve.

My “Exit Plan” isn’t defined yet but this much is clear to me that this isn’t how i wanted my life to be decided and I will not allow it to be so, cause it is my belief that the ones who are truly successful in this world be it businessmen like Bill Gates and Dhirubhai Ambani or literary superstars like J.K. Rowling very few of them automatically got into exactly what they wanted right from the start I mean Dhirubhai was a petrol pump attendant for gods sake but they all had the ambition and balls(most importantly) to actually dare to change the wheels in this machine of life and make them sing according to their own tune and while I don’t aim to reach their level, I do wish to make my Life a more fulfilling one and wish you decide to do the same.

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Random Ramblings # 29- Hard Things

There are many things which we face difficulty with in life but I guess the strength of ones character truly comes through when one faces them… Its kinda with this intention that i started this post.. haven’t been facing any great difficulty in case any one jumps to that easy conclusion.. it’s just been difficult getting stuff out of my head and onto this little blog that I started a long time back.. so it’s with the goal that facing difficulties can only make us stronger that I’m trying to post a challenge to my self.

Aah a challenge in the air and everyone’s ears perk up don’t they! well here it is laid out bare for everyone to here… It’s a fairly simple one on the face of it but the challenge lies in the execution so lets see how well it goes…

I challenge my self to write about the varied thoughts that go through my head at least once a day…

There aren’t many rules but here are a few(cause whats the point of a challenge if it doesn’t even justify the word??)

1) The post should try to explain the point being raised
2) While the point doesn’t have to be original or completely unrelated it does have to build on an idea I have spoken of earlier and add some value.. Basically I can’t just rehash what I’ve said and gargle it out like recycled vomit(cause really has vomit appealed to any one ever??)
3) There is no length restriction cause I know that putting one on my self really won’t help.. but even if it is just a twitter post I’m putting.. I have to begin it with a new Random Ramblings title or something else if I ever think of anything meaningful to attach to the start of my posts

Will try to think up other rules but for now these are it.. simple straight forward and easy to follow.. might allow me to un clog the jam of thoughts in my head.. I just hope I get to use the app on my phone a little more cause otherwise even this simple one is going to be hell to pull off!!!