Sunday, January 10, 2010

What you feel when you feel lonely

 Found a nice post by blogger Heena about Loneliness. It is the similarity of our thoughts that makes me post this link from her blog.

Monday, January 4, 2010

Do something that adds value, not takes up space

I read the post The white collar underclass by Steve Sammartino. A lot of the points made there are valid with regards to white collar workers.

Working for 12 hours or more and on weekends without overtime is quite common with us. No representation to protect employment conditions is quite true. Thou I wonder if this is a global tendency or not as some countries do have representation even for white collar workers.

If you are workers, you tend to panic in an economic downturn because the most impact is felt by workers rather than innovators.

Do something that adds value, not takes up space is the best advice to start this new year 2010 with. As Steve mentions, if you want to do something that adds value, just do it whether on nights or on weekends and even if there is no income.

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Sometimes it takes an idiot to change things

Sometimes it takes an idiot to make people realize that things have to be changed. Watched the movie 3 idiots today. It's a great movie and what was best that many of the things I could relate to due to my engineering background.

The movie shows well the pressures faced by children especially from a country like India where to be an engineer or a doctor is supposed to be the only options to a successful and high earning career.

The movie highlights what we engineers have known all along. And I suppose even the movie will not change much of what happens in an engineering institution.

Engineering for us students begins with subjects which hardly have relevance to what we want to learn. All students are supposed to learn physics, chemistry, mechanics and drawing inspite of opting for a specialization like computers, it, electronics.

The assignments given to students are just a way of earning money by selling papers with the stamps of their respective institutions. Students end up copying the assignments written by a few "Chatur" like students. Sometimes even if some words are not clear or understood, students just copy the design patterns :)

The practicals are just adhering to a set of do's and dont's already set by the pre written and age old journals from the old batches.

The exams are just tailor made for students who can mug up a lot of information. It hardly matters say for example if you know how to develop good software if you can just rote the program and write it on the paper.

While helping a woman deliver a baby with a vacuum machine is atrocious, it just tries to prove a point that it is using your understanding to create things that is more important than just reading from textbooks.

Sunday, March 8, 2009

A little love

A little love - Kevin Rodrigues

Don't want fortune,
Don't need fame
All I want is a little love
Is it too much to ask for?

Have I asked for too much?
Can't I have a dream?
I don't want to reach the stars
I only want to reach your heart
All I want is a little love
Is it too much to ask for?

For a moment, I thought it was real
I should have known the boundaries
But I love the way you make me feel
I want you to feel the same
All I want is a little love
Is it too much to ask for?

Try to break this wall between us
Till I lose consiousness
If only I have your strength,
I will fight the world
All I want is a little love
Is it too much to ask for?

Everyday I reach out my hand
Hoping you will grasp it
But hope is a lover's privilege
I cannot hope to have
All I want is a little love
Is it too much to ask for?
Don't you feel the same?

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Chimana aani Chimani

Poem forwarded by a friend. Found it beautiful.

Ek hota Chimana aani ek hoti chimani
Chimana motha rubabadar aani chimani agadich sumar
Tarihi ekmekanche jivalag yaar.

Velat vel kadhun ekmekanshi bolayache,
Ekmekana chidavayache aani khup khup hasayache.

Chimanichya manat ek khulat hote gupit,
Chimanya baddal che prem tichya manachya kupit

Roj roj kare devakade prarthana,
tyachyahi manat asu det ashach kahisha bhavana

Ek divas dheer karun tine sagale sangitale
Pan tila tyane agadi sahaj nakarale

Tyala mhane ase kahich vatat navate,
Tyachya dolyat prem aahe he agadi zooth hote

Ka “Nahi” hyachi barich karane sangitali
Pan chimanichya manala ti ajibat nahi patali

Chimani tashich ghari geli, tikade jaun khup radali
Kay karave kalena, radu tichyane aavarena

Chimanila ek upay suchala, tine chimanyashi abola dharala
Chimnyala matra hyacha sudha kahich farak nahi padala

Chimana agadich khushit hota, navin swapne pahat hota
Kadachit to thoda jastach practical hota

Chimanine sudha aata hasat jagayache tharavale
Pan ekantatale ashru tila kadhich nahi avarale

Ektarfi asale tari chimaniche chimanyavar agadi khare prem hote
Pan kadachit khare prem Chimanyachya nashibi navate

Ek prashna matra tila aayushyabhar satavat rahila

Chimanyachya dolyat tila disalele prem ha nusata "AABHAS" kasa tharala ?

Sunday, December 14, 2008


Eyes - Kevin Rodrigues

I watch you looking as bright as the sun
I try to get closer
Smitten that I am by you
Your presence is like the warmth of fire
It draws me close to you

No words or actions are necessary
Just being close to you sets me free
Then begins to dawn reality
What could be and what is there to see

The heart has hope but the mind doesn't
A constant battle between the two
Leaves both in a state unpleasant
Indecision causes the mood to go blue

Wishing my eyes filled with hope
Would express what words could not say
Imagine how my heart would cope
If the moment of love was here to stay

Abruptly ends my illusion
As I watch in your beautiful eyes
There seems to be some confusion
As they seek someone's presence

They move away from my direction
To a place away from my stand
There seems to be some distraction
What seems like an entrance grand

My eyes have lost this fight
Now they are filled with tears
Tried with all their might
How true now are their fears.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Oh My God!

Watched the movie Oh, My God! It starts off pretty ok but the ending was average and could have been better. I'm actually beginning to kind of enjoy bollywood movies considering the amount of variety in story and concept that is available these days (I kind of dislike the typical run around the bush emotional types. They are OK once in a while but get on my nerves when every movie seems that way). I feel movies should have a message which a common person can relate to. So that when people watch a movie they have an aha (this happened to me moment). That's what makes it fun to watch.

Coming back to Oh, My God!, it is a movie which is based on the thought that earning money is not everything in this world. There are things (family, friends, life) which is much, much more important. How we should be giving a more priority to the small things in life which make life worth living. Many people spend most of their time running after trying to make more money. And most do so at the cost of spending less time on the things that really matter. Money is really important, considering that in our present world, many things can be bought by money. But then the question is how much is enough. Somehow, people are never satisfied by the amount of money that they have. Even millionaires and billionaires are always finding themselves in the race to earn more money.

Actually it's a people's choice. If you want to set your goal in life to earn more money, kindly do so. Personally, I consider money as a means of buying things. But it's love, values and respect that are far more important .

So when the stock markets crumble or the interest rates fall, some guys have to say "Oh, My God!, we have lost so much in life" while the wise ones just shrug their shoulders and say "Thank you God" for what we have in life.