Wednesday, November 21, 2007

A question to SRK

Found this article while surfing the www the other day. I think its a question that needs to be asked. It my sound like a party pooper to the SRK fans, but take your time and ponder over it.
Although the the writers other posts are pretty ordinary, I found this particular article quite interesting. Go it.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

4 days and 23 hours to go...

The big day draws closer. The early visitors have arrived. The houses will slowly be filled and packed to their capacity. Everybody's eyes will be settled on the two people in the middle. As I write this post, it is just 4 days and 23 hours to time zero (25th November 9.31 AM IST).
Moods are changing in the dressing rooms. The preparations are fierce and the stage is all set for the big match...


काल आँफिसांतल्यांन घरी जात्ना मी कसला तरी विचार करीत होतों. तेद्वां अचानक लक्षांत आलें कि मी विचार जर भटींत करतों जाल्यार भटींत ल्हियत कशा नाय ? म्हणुन ह्येँ भटींत.
ह्या फुडें भटींत ल्हियवेशें दिसलें जाल्यार सवय असावी म्हणुन...

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

i Cycle

After having shifted to Pune, I didn't get the time to put my bike in shape again and take it out for a ride. Actually it is not so much about time as it is about motivation. There is a threshold motivation one needs to reach. When this motivation exceeds the laziness, you are game! In my case, it happened yesterday.
I walked half a kilometer, got the tires inflated, put in a nut that I had lost to transporting, got some lubricant on the drive and I was ready to go.
It was a ride with a purpose as I was going over to the Jawdekars for wedding invitation. Now I know why pune was once a city of bicycles. Once you cross over the hill of chandani chowk, it is fairly cyclable. Also the air is so chilly, you don't sweat much. It was a tough task for me although since I leave on the other side of chandani chowk. While coming back from the city chandani chowk is one hell of a uphill task. I got out of breath mid way. The air being chilly and heavy was the real problem now, as i breathed hard, i had a soaring sensation in the throat and my sinus started showing sings of coming back to life. Unfortunately for me, the elevator to my apartment is shut down after 10 pm (no idea why). So I had to climb up 5 floors. By the time I was at the door, I was seeing purple circles in darkness. I managed opening the door and crashed on the floor. As I gradually took in some liquids, I was fine.
I guess I will do this more often now to earn back the stamina.

Wednesday, November 07, 2007

The oscar for dilemmas

As I was travelling from Goa to Pune in a Bus, I overheard some conversation and could see a lot of dilemma on the face of a fellow passenger. As the story evolved, I could connect with him. Thus it went:
They were a couple, he was with his fiance/wife/girlfriend (a non-ma/behen relationship). There was another girl (pretty) who wanted to a lady's seat. She could get it only if this gentleman would give up the company of his travel mate as there were no other female passengers on the bus. I have been through similar situation and have said no and felt guilty about it till the society at large did something equally unjust to me. But this incident in the bus the other day, sparked off some more such dilemmas that I have come across quite often. I thought of having a golden globe of dilemmas; put them on the blog and see which is the most common dilemma.
First being the one above, the second dilemma that comes to my mind is of cheating in exams. No No. Me cheating is taboo enough! It is someone else trying to steal an answer or two from your answer book. Do you let the person go ahead and provide him the help that he is asking? or do you let you conscience dictate his grades?
Third dilemma, I face every morning. Imagine this situation, the office bus/train is about to leave in 2 minutes, you have just over a minute to wear your shoes and collect your purse, mobile and handkerchief. The decision to be made is, do you wear yesterday's socks or run for a fresh pair? (same with the hanky). I am sick and tired of making this decision every morning. I am just waiting to get married wherein an authority will pass such judgements for me. :-)
Next one is a shopping dilemma. It pops up its head when you have gone around the world trying to find a Tee shirt you like. And then you find this one! But it is too costly. But you know, the price is negotiable. Still the salesman don't budge as much as you wished he would. Do you accept moral defeat and buy the tee? or you let your brain do the math and walk out?
I would be glad it you want to add some more dilemmas. Competition is still open and nominees may be added.
And the Oscar goes to...???

Thursday, November 01, 2007

Is it the right time to start a venture?

OK! For once a blogger is inspired instead of the readers. And I want to start a venture in product development. I have something in my mind on the lines of SaaS. I intend starting a company at my home (preferably in my garage so that success is guaranteed). But the main question is, is it the right time to start a venture?
With rising salaries in the industry, one will have to cough up a lot of money to hire good people. Although, the venture may be easily financed, break even may take a loooong time knowing the cost of recruitment in the industry today. So, wouldn't it be ideal to wait for a slow-down, may be a few lay-offs and a bit of panic in the industry. It will then be time when people will be ready to work for much lesser wages.
I may put a post on my business plan someday. But as of now, what is your opinion?