Saturday, May 29, 2010

Its a beautiful night..... it has a soul of the early dawn as if its hopeful of something. As if the morning rays are hidden somewhere behind the tower of the temple, just waiting for the waking hours to light up the laden sky. Its an expectant night, and a mysterious one; awaking the piscean me. Oh how I love thinking these aimless thoughts, just witnessing the shows of the universe, and 'not thinking' about the more material thoughts of life. (or may be those thoughts aren't really 'material', may be they are too trivial to be thought about!)

I always have this feeling that I should do more with my life. Be more happy, accomplish more, do more things that please me...  its been such a long time that I have done something that really pleases me from within... for the first time I am feeling 'bound' by this marriage.... probably its a lot to do with so many people around (yes, the family visitors are always here!); I am not getting enough of the 'me' time.... and that makes me miss blore so much!!

and here I go turn my back towards the balcony railings and open myself to the sky... what a sky it is.... its 11 30 pm or 4 30 am? I just want to lie on the grass and look towards the sky... want the wind to mess up my hair while I stroll crushing the wet grass under my feet.

Friday, May 14, 2010

Step, trundle, quake.... are you listening?

There are learnings from the book and then there are learnings from experience.

From three jobs and three very different setups, there are several things that I have noticed about good leaders/ managers. Its difficult to cover them all in one post. So, the one that I want to write about today is "being closer to the ground".

The very first thing that this translates into is 'approachability' and 'knowledge of the ever-so-changing-ecosystem'. The more 'distant' you are from your subordinates, the more difficult it becomes to 'know' them,'manage' them, 'lead' them

It also translates into a sense of humility (at least some!). Success is difficult to manage on a personal level. A rapid climb-up in life boosts one's ego to the extent that it becomes really difficult to remain level-headed. And when one's head floats in the sky, well, they become oblivious of whats happening at the ground level... Closer to ground, also means that you understand your people, their motivations, their aspirations, and their individual 'role'in the whole ecosystem.

Being 'closer to the ground' also enables good leaders to see through immediate problems at hand and think about how things 'can evolve' in the future; this mean that the manager would get know when an approaching sound is a footstep, a trundle, or a quake..

Besides all, it lets you remain human....

PS: I am documenting these learnings so that I don't forget them when I need them the most! These are so simple and straightforward things, just that our visions get blurred to the obvious things in life!

PS 2: I love the fact that I am working. I can't imagine myself sitting at home.

Saturday, May 8, 2010

case study

from one of my facebook status messages:

A "I want to do a case study on my new b0$$. He deserves to be documented."
We will need to call in a team of evolutionary psychologists and behavioral genetics experts, to study the causes of his multiple personality disorder and toxicity, and also the deadly combination of his supremely sadistic behavior along with his calculative brilliance.
The case would of course be incomplete without a comprehensive analysis of his superhuman powers of blatantly lying through his teeth w.o. any signs of embarrassment/ guilt/ cognizance."

List of places I want to see in Delhi

(I have already seen some of these before during my childhood)

1. Top on the list is the Phoolon-wala baazar (the flower market) at CP: Obviously one has to be up before dawn to enjoy it in its full glory

2. Humayun tomb
3. Safdarjung tomb
4. Akshardham mandir

and then there are several unexplored heritage buildings that I have seen from a distance but never visited...

and, then there are numerous restaurants and pubs on my 'to do' list!

Thursday, May 6, 2010

.... off for a while

Well, why have I been so off from blogging? because I am so off from extra-curricular stuffs these days (buhuhuuhu.....)

I have got a grinding job, that doesn't really inspire me... have got no saturdays (not even saturday nights!)... all because of a toxic boss! add to that my bf has been down with jaundice for over a month now (well, he has recovered now, but still has been advised rest/ caution for sometime)....

So, basically quite an uninspiring schedule! :(

But I am resolved to change this... how?... i am yet to figure out!