Monday, October 23, 2006

Touching 100!!

"Congrats Priyank. Today you have completed 99 working days." Words of my boss, guide and patron, 'Shukla Sir', as i call him. Who else but the best planning engineer could have kept track of a time span as irrelevant as this one!! Apart from comparing his announcement with NDA and UPA government milestones (which he thankfully laughed at), I said 'Thank You'.

Well, he might as well have said '99 days of your new life'. It has been a new lifetime of sorts.

It has been the worst of times. I have spent the most unsatisfying part of my life, doing a job that I hated. I have learnt how it feels being hit in the face by life. My heart and mind have gone through the most tempestuous of phases in these days. I have been shouted at on the job for no mistake of mine. I have experienced the agony of real life.

But then, it has been the best of times. The 'unsatisfying phase' has given me the stomach to go for what I really want from my life. I have learnt how to hit back when it hits you. The tempest has been preceded by the most blissful of experiences. In job also, I have made people get up and take notice of me. I have felt the ecstasy of achievement and the joy of little victories.

And some things never change. Daddy still prefers that I give him a missed call rather than a call. Daadiji still tells me to watch out for Aeroplanes before moving around the airport. Mummy still calls me whenever there is an 'Aloo ka Paratha' treat at home. Friends still talk with me in the same lingo that we used in hostel. Pretty much the same as it has always been.

I love my life.

Friday, October 20, 2006

Its only words!!

Today, having little else to do in office (for a change), I spent time pondering over things people said, used to say, keep on saying, and so on… A representative sample of my thoughts::

From ‘Oye ye 14kg ke weight mein bahut dust laga hai… reading accurate nahi aayega’ to ‘Oye aaj Maiti ka lab mein jaane ka hai???’

‘Oye main soch raha hoon….’
‘Oye yaar meri samajh mein aati kyu nahi tumhari baat…’
‘Kaddu ki Taayi…’

Ashu vs Shukla… CED, ITBHU… need I say more? ‘Frankly bata rahe hain, maza aa gaya thaa!!’

‘Really Yaar…’, on a decibel level enough to bring down a few walls of the crumbling hostel!!

From ‘Kantaap Maar Denge’ to ‘______ phenk ke maarenge’ to ‘One Man, Maar it, Paar it…’

From ‘O ________, Anoma Shah!!!’ to ‘Saadhe Dus minute bache hain, 11 pages…’ before an end sem, all in front of Cafeteria

From ‘Main achha hoon sir, aap bataaiye kaise hain!!’ to ‘Sir main apne aap ko missed call nahi de sakta, itni si baat aapko samajh nahi aati!!’… all to Maiti!!

‘With folded Hands!!!’

Pakaau Singh
From 'What Great have you done today' to 'This Venky and Pathak is a terrorists!!!!'

From ‘Kyaa Karein, humara to phaaka lagega…’ to ‘Kyaa Karein, humara to phaaka lagega…’ The guy hasn’t changed!!!

From ‘Ab peechha chhudaana aasaan nahi’ to ‘I don’t think there is anything left to be sorted out’

Monday, October 02, 2006

"Aajkal tum Blog mein itna rote kyu rehte ho?"

Another well meaning comment from a friend of mine.... a brutally honest one, if I can call it that!!! Followed by a comparison of life with a sine curve (phew!!!) which no one else could have done!! (I hope i am not a dead man once this blog is read :D )

After a while, it felt good to see someone giving a damn... just the kind of Phirki I was talking about the other day... in the blog entry below....

And again, for the record, it wasn't crying, it was 'Reflecting'....

Do I hear u say 'Watever'??!!!