Thursday, September 27, 2012


A young boy in his early 20's seeing out from the trains window shouted...
Dad look the trees are going behind... Dad smiled and me and my husband sitting nearby looked at the boy's childish behavior with pity, suddenly he again exclaimed... "Dad, look the clouds are running with us!" I could not resist and said to the old man... "Why don't you take your son to a good doctor" .. The old man smiled and said... "I did and we are just coming from the hospital, my son was blind from birth, he just got his eyes today..." Every single entity on this planet has a story. Don't apply judgment until you have the facts clear. The truth might be very different than what you anticipated....."

Let's now put this story into our real lives and take our work life first...

I remember when I was in a junior role in the beginning of my career, I really felt that everything required for a project was something we were doing ... all the testing, setup, meetings etc. and the senior’s were just aligning and realigning tasks. But now today when I have stepped into a lead's role is when I realize that a lead has so much responsibility and ownership attached to him that he plays a key role to the project.

On a lighter note, one of my school friend told his manager he loves India from the bottom of his heart as a consequence he was never considered for an onsite opportunity. :)

These days online shopping is very prevalent, and a major sector of our society i.e. we IT professionals, who are so busy in their daily lives that we don't find time to go out shopping with our families and we rely on online shopping. Believe me my experience on this front has been really bad. All the bed sheets, dresses and wall pieces that i had ordered from these portals looking at the pictures came out to be really not worth the cost. However the pictures were really eye catching. All the meal deals offered on these portals in reality made us pay more than what we could have paid if we went to the restaurants on our own. 

Cricket, our favorite sport, and we sit with our family to watch our Indian team play a match and applaud them, but at the same time we even criticize the players for a bad shot or a misfield... but then we should first realize what it takes to be there on the pitch and play with pressure in your head that the entire country is looking up to you.

Another example is KBC... few days back I saw a participant who came down to 80,000 from 25 lakhs for a wrong answer. We all called it over confidence, but do you really feel it was that? Or good sportsmanship that the boy displayed ? I now leave it to you to decide.

Your parents might not be using ATM cards and online portals to pay their bills, pension and manage household today and that would really irritate you too but isn’t this just a generation gap, where they are not used to the new techniques and technologies. Believe me, if given an opportunity they will manage the household better than you can you remember those picnics, trips and birthday parties they organized for us in our childhood... when we do that now, we realize the efforts that go in that. Don't forget to put that extra bit to prove you love them and care for them and also strive to respect their independence.

We crib when we hear of hikes on Petrol, Diesel, Railway tickets, but did you ever think that they were done to benefit us? See for example:

Estimated earning for coming year is : 1000 crore
Estimated necessary expense is: 700 crore
So our Government has surplus of 300 crores for subsidy and other welfare schemes

Lets assume it spends 500 crores on subsidy and welfare schemes
Now government will cover this loss by publishing more currency worth 200 crores.
Articles are limited in the country, people will have more money to buy them, and prices will rise. Riches buy them at any cost but poor will suffer.

But if our government spends 300 crores  only and cuts down on subsidy. Now government will not publish currency. Thus no one suffers that much and no Inflation.

I will leave you all with you thinking hats on and would pass this message saying, please do not apply judgement until you have your facts clear.

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