Monday, August 31, 2009

old stuff - Chronicle of mumbai part 4

update 6:

have been done and over with mah shop floor training....yay!!
also with the change i have been given a new job profile related with HR...i grasped the oppurtunity and now me in worli!!
yup mah new job profile takes me to worli...
but these ppl still wud only provide me accomadation in kandivli
so guess now i have to travel in the rush and commute...
initially when i thought of this i was rather apprehensive!! but being an early riser..i kinda avoid the worst of the crowds in the morning.......
either that or i am more adaptable in nature than i thought of!!
another good thing outta of this chage...better office school kids kind uniforms and i can have all sat offs!!...also i get a laptop!!
but i am losing a lot of dough on food and travel...
no more free food like in the plant!!this can be worked round...
but i get free coffee an time i want from the coffee vending machine!! also after wrk if i aint tired..( rather doutful thing) i can go for some things in town

old stuff- Chronicle of Mumbai part 3

Update 4:

yesterday i decided i need to satisfy mah need for something artsy
so i went to nariman point and watched the movie "shoot em up".
boy did that was so ridiculously stupid and crappy that it was funny!!

but then i went to the NCPA and check out a play!!
i saw the play one small day by anish trivedi!!
it was good!!...cost only 150 rs!!

update 5:

what i did today was abuse mah legs so much right now they under deep care!!
i walked from bandra ..taj lands end..till off link road!
then i walked from atria mall to mahalaksmi station..going all around the race track there and ending up at the station
and then i walked....from church gate staion to ncpa and back to churchgate staion in a diff more complicated route..!!

why was at taj?
to sheck this seminar conducted by NUS university.....i came to find out i can only be eligible for that college in 2009!

why in atraia?
just to check that mall out...saw a rollsroyce and was happy...played a few arcade games...but overall..i wud still say inorbit is better!!

i shall check out infinity mall next!!
i believe i can see the entire mumbai by walking by end of this year!!

Old Stuff - Chronicle of Mumbai part 2

update 2:
i have decided to adopt inorbit as mah second home..i am so comfortable with that remind me of the mall near mah home!!
mah next destinatio to try out is the hard rock cafe....
also ppl keep telling me about bandstand...wud somebody care to explain whats great about that!!?

update 3:

went to bandra today folks!!went to this beautiful hang out place with a mumbaikar colleague...

real good place known as mocha!!spent hrs sucking on a pipe!!!

then decide to walk upto bandstand and cehck it oout!!!cool enuf place......the taj building is huge....i bet the flats facing the promanade wud cost a plenty

though thru the entire walk i was wondering why they called it the lands end!!

in the end i am glad at least they didnt call it "Taj - sea begins"

yes the place was expensive....but it is a fun place to hang out and the ambience was cool and the music was what i liked...!!

Old Stuff - Chronicles of Mumbai

update 1:
today as it was founders day...i decided to sleep a long while...!!but around 11.00 couple of us guys and gals from wrk decided to go visit the "gateway to india"!!
and thus i had today mah first ride in the metros...!!it is great i agree...that is on a day like to day when u do avoid the rush!!well the guy mumbai local told i was indeed avoiding a rush..but i thought so otherwise..!!....i belive i am yet to experience the real rush!!
anyway the good side is that i now know how to get to bandra..and it aint that difficult!!we got down and church gate and decided to walk all the way till gateway....not a good idea with a bad leg...
half way thru we popped into hat seemed like a nice enuf place giving sizzlers.....
the prices...blowed us away...and we ordered something for name sake and got out as fast as we cud!!.........
but do belive we were still in college wala spending mentality!!...have to shift to earning guy type!
but that said..i must find some source of cheap good non veg dinner place to have food on normal days...cos spending 100 bucks a day on dinner aint economical!!
anyway...after reaching gate way of india..we proceeded to elephanta caves...on a rather wet boat trip!!
It..was mainly unmentionable trip...cos me really aint that big history or sculpture buff to enjoy it to the maximum.....but had good time with teh least i at last found a map to buy of mumbai there!!return trip was cool...cos the boat ride was windy with the sun just setting....!!....relaxing and invigotrating at the same time..!!
must say the plan of only taxis from bandra and south is rather clever and really seems to make traffic ordered!....trip back n metro less crowded....ok!!
but then the auto ride from kandivili station to this necafe...was ...lets say...eye opening!!
the auto driver seemed to been upsurped by one of the passenger who drove it half the way....and was in amood to wanna pick a fight with all other auto drivers......
i was thus exposed to a diff driving skill!!... the no of times we had near misses was lost to me!!...

i will never understand why anyone wud wanna drive a car here these metros..!!
i mean what use is having all that horse power in ur hands and u can only drive at max of 20 at hort inetrevals...start stop...start stop!!
at least i got to learn some marathi..bad least thats what i thought it was!!


this a set of my intial observation when i ventured first time from south india to west india.
Update 1:
at last i have set foot in this place called nasik.....
well first observation....much cooler climate...!!so i wont sweat like i do in kerala!!
second observation.....i shud control my outflow of english and its speed!! otherwise they dont get u!!.
...thankfully one of mah comrades were fluent in hindi!!...i asked a man about an internet cafe...and he was like....kya?
they have lodged me in this three star hotel.
..that is nice...they got cable...also cool
they got laundry
the prices are atrocious...not so cool
almost free food....coolall veg...not so cool!
so now i just have to get to wrk and see how things are...and if the stmosphere is great!!
i also have t find a way across this hindi block!!

update 2:
ok update on the chronicles..
the day started ok..until they told me abut the taxes...
i find it rather depressing that the more i earn the mor ei have to give as taxes....
but wait they have an
besides the " force it down ur throat" provident fund...u got the public provident fund..
the licthe fixed funds!mediclaim...etc...
so that i can reduce mah income to an amount for which i dont have to pay tax...which thru rough calcualtion means i will have 8000rs a monthh....
and here i thought i was going to get 18000/-
and to add to insult...i have uniforms and tomorrow i have to wear a stupid white t-shirt..(not that bad)and next a black...which have racing checks colars and sleeve ends!!
but at least in the end i have a nice hotel room to go to!!!!
no which i share a double bed with another guy!!

Update 3:

todays update!!
i learned to day that this entire week ...senior executives will come and tak about their particular dept to us!!this is ok...
but i was really bumped to hear that i wud most probably be stuck in manufacturing dept in kandivili!!....u can't exactly communicate with a machine.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Earlu musings!!

There comes a moment …or lets say moments than realize something about oneself.
Some moments tell u what you have the skill to do.
Some tell you what your weakness is. Recently I had a moment that told me something about myself. it told me I am rather narcissistic in nature.

I was alarmed at first. but then, maybe I was justifying, I realized to some extent every body is. To every one things happening around them has some relation to themselves. Is it true, I don’t know. But I admit I feel that a lot more than others.

Dictionary definition for this word is one who loves oneself, even sexually.
I do not like myself sexually. But I do love my life. I enjoy every moment I spend living it….the goods and the bads. The life altering and the mundane.

Why do I love it?
My main reason is that you have only one to enjoy. So do enjoy the maximum of it.
Of the course the pundits of after life and rebirth would say ther is more life later on.
I think that is bullshit.
Maybe because I am an atheist I feel so….you figure it out.

So instead of veering off the topic …let me come to the point. The moments that u spend your life aint all worth remembering. Only some you will. But to make sure you don’t miss out, we all should learn to enjoy or rather truthfully experience each and every moment of our life. Then only is the PURPOSE of life fulfilled!.

Purpose of life.

This is a term used by many for their own need to explain some means.
So do I use it, with out shame or chagrin!
What would I define purpose of life?
To have a sinless, humane life?
Well no….cause what most things that come under stereo typical definition of sins aint so according to me.
So to make matters clear , in my opinion the purpose of life is to live it ,enjoying it with the single direction aiming at once happiness.
As simple as that!!