Wednesday, December 29, 2010

What is wrong with the people???

Its New Year's time and yet I am writing a very angry post, but the matter of the fact is that I am very miffed with the attitude of some  most of the people around me. I am doing MBA and right now its the Placement time in my college which means hell lot of a competition but fortunately that is not the problem with my batch. I am irritated with their attitude towards me.
I am different from my batch-mates in certain ways. Here are some of the facts:
  1. I am an INDIAN married girl
  2. I am doing MBA after my marriage
  3. My husband is an engineer from IIT and an MBA from XLRI ( for the benefit of non Indian readers, these 2 are the premier educational institutes in India)  and now has moved to Sharjah (UAE)
For most of the people it was difficult to digest the fact that I am doing MBA staying away from my husband because conventional Indian thinking does not guarantee this but then they had got to appreciate the fact and well they thought that i was lucky. may be they are right as I had never thought of doing an MBA post marriage as my in laws are way to conservative but then my husband is not, actually he is the one who motivated me to do so.

Once people got over this fact they started commenting why do you need a job from college, your husband will get you a job of your liking. All these people knew that I am one of the biggest competitors they had and they did  acknowledge this fact but also left no opportunity to comment sarcastically.

Then came the news that me and my husband are going to relocate to Sharjah and all hell break lose (OK I am exaggerating but then I am very angry). The comments that followed:

  • "NRI, hmn... nice.... why do you need a job now, your husband is earning in dirhams"
  • "What will you do with a job, spend what your husband earns"
  • "You have an NRI husband, rich girl you are"
  • "Oh God! Why don't I have a husband in Dubai"
  • etc etc etc
I HATE them all.

All these people have simply mentioned the facts: My husband is financially sound, I like to spend, for all practical purposes I do not need a job. Also these people have never ever doubted my capabilities, they know I am good rather better then a lot of them. But, I am still angry with all the comments and most importantly the tone of the comments. It just makes me ANGRY and irritated and I have actually yelled at a couple of them.
My point is that if you are that amazed, intrigued or jealous then instead of looking for a job, look for a rich spouse yourself and stop bothering me.

Probably I am simply exaggerating, probably this is the way people talk in general. But my problem is that I do not comment on anybody else's life, I do not give unsolicited advices and I expect the same in return.... I guess I am expecting too much... Whatever.... from now onwards I have decided not to pay attention to silly people and their super silly comments.

Actually after writing the entire post I realize that now a days everybody is commenting on everybody else... For example:

  • When a student who has got the job attends the classes regularly, people say, "Why are you attending classes, you are already placed"
  • When the same student bunks the classes the same people say, " Why will you attend the classes, you are already placed"
Human beings are a real CRAZY specie.

I think I feel better now :)
Thanks for reading all the ramblings of mine....

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Ads We Grew Up Watching & Loving

Yesterday in the adjoining Marketing class at my institute the students were playing some Video Ads which kind of took me back to the memory lane. Well Ads are made to market the products but still some of them are so aesthetically done that they leave an everlasting impression and now when we watch them they give us goose bumps as well.
So I decided to this post about my top 5 ads of all times.. The ads we all grew up watching... So here we go

1) These are a series of Kuch Khaas Hai Hum Sabhi Main Ads ( There is something special in each one of us)  by Dairy Milk

My favorite is the dancing girl ad :)

2) This is my favorite Raymond Ad

3) Nescafe Commercial: Love the Song

4) Mantra we should live by ( I don't like milk but love the jingle :))

5)  Love the craziness of this commercial

6) The best Pepsi Commercial ever....

 These are some of my top of the minds ad. Do add your fav commercials to the list :)

Monday, December 20, 2010

Imagination Galore

"Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited to all we now know and understand, while imagination embraces the entire world, and all there ever will be to know and understand."Albert Einstein

Umpteen number of times in my life I have made a statement that I possess crazy imagination capabilities and that my thoughts run around wildly and hence keep me entertained at times when I its just me and no one else.

Wikipedia says that Imagination is the work of the mind that helps create and I agree. i firmly believe that whatever little I have been able to achieve in my life is because God has gifted me this ability ( I speak for myself only :)) I have been able to do a lot of things because i imagined myself as capable of doing those. In the absence of the thinking capability I think I would have been a nervous wreck.

Let aside the big talk about life, even the smaller How to questions require some imagination. At the MBA schools we are asked to think Out of the box, and poor MBA souls wonder How???... Hey!! Imagination does not mean making the simplest things complex (which MBA's specialize in ;)), imagination rather means the exact opposite... after all the creation of the WHEEL by early man was a work of IMAGINATION...Basically I don't think we can survive without imagination.

We all have used our imagination to sail through difficult examinations ( cooking up answers and all), to decide every morning about what to wear today ( Like it Like it :) :)),to shop, to decide on the color to choose for the dress,to take the life defining decisions like career, marriage, personal relationships....we always use our imagination. Before coming to any crucial decision we always think/ imagine the consequences the decision will have on us. 

Hence I say that imagination is something that enables us to move from "What is" to "What can be". And these are the situations we will be faced with throughout our lives. So my dear friends keep on imagining, let the imaginations be as wild as possible as it makes your brain sharper ( I do not know the fact of this statement but I believe it with utmost sincerity) and yes the little kids in all our families are the best teachers to learn to imagine.. Observe them... How amazingly they imagine and learn ( Now that is a fact)

Keep Imagining!!!!

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Just another Lemon Tree

The title of the blog is a song by Fools Garden
I just love the song and many a times identify with it... Its like the song is exactly telling about how I feel...

Situation 1: This happens quite sometimes when I am just sitting around lazily ( waiting for my husband to come back home and take me on a drive) with no idea what do I do with my time...

I'm sitting here in the boring room
It's just another rainy Sunday afternoon
I'm wasting my time
I got nothing to do
I'm hanging around
I'm waiting for you
But nothing ever happens and I wonder

Situation 2: Out on a long drive and this song is playing and we swinging are heads to its rhythm :)

I'm driving around in my car
I'm driving too fast
I'm driving too far
I'd like to change my point of view
I feel so lonely
I'm waiting for you
But nothing ever happens and I wonder

Situation 3:  General amazement at life and the challenges it throws at you... i love to sing this song when i stand in front of my wardrobe staring the overstuffed shelfs and still repeatedly saying that I have nothing to wear ( my husbands call me full nautanki ( drama queen) at such times)

I wonder how
I wonder why
Yesterday you told me 'bout the blue blue sky
And all that I can see is just a yellow lemon-tree
I'm turning my head up and down
I'm turning turning turning turning turning around
And all that I can see is just another lemon-tree

Situation 4: This is the situation which occurs when I am hurt because somebody said/did something to me bad or I am down and out with my brain doing overtime by thinking crap. 

I'm sitting here
I miss the power
I'd like to go out taking a shower
But there's a heavy cloud inside my head
I feel so tired
Put myself into bed
Well, nothing ever happens and I wonder

Situation 5: Now this is my favorite part... I totally identify with the lyrics.. I hate being alone, i can not even eat a meal alone.. but when my husband goes to office I make the idiot box my company for lunch ( lame but effective when one is home alone, though now a days I am doing my MBA so I have my friends to keep me company)
Also when ever the internal turmoil ends, the joy it brings with it unsurmountable :)

Isolation is not good for me
Isolation I don't want to sit on the lemon-tree

I'm steppin' around in the desert of joy
Baby anyhow I'll get another toy
And everything will happen and you wonder

I know sometimes or the other all of us come across such moments in one way or  another.. But then thats life and whats the point when you get all the things the easy way... I think happiness needs to be earned and the challenges that life throws at us makes us a better human being ( i know all this GYAAN is simply run of mill but then its the truth)

I wonder how
I wonder why
Yesterday you told me 'bout the blue blue sky
And all that I can see is just another lemon-tree
I'm turning my head up and down
I'm turning turning turning turning turning around
And all that I can see is just a yellow lemon-tree
And I wonder, wonder

I wonder how
I wonder why
Yesterday you told me 'bout the blue blue sky
And all that I can see, and all that I can see, and all that I can see
Is just a yellow lemon-tree 

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Mes Intérêts

I am new to the world of blogging. In the past 2-3 days I have spent a whole lot of time browsing through a lot of blogs. One thing I have realized that only those blogs and bloggers have caught my attention ( difficult thing considering i have a very very short attention span :)) which have something in common with my likes or dislikes ( i think many a times people are able to bond well primarily because they dislike a common thing/ entity).

Anyways coming back to the point... All this made me think over my interests. likes and dislikes. Hence I decided that my next blog would be about these very things... My Interests ( the blog title is a  french translation coz i here so much of french now a days from my sister who is learning french coz she is getting married and moving to France)

Moving back to the blog...

I love to shop... As long as I am not in a Mall, I am fine coz for all practical purposes I have more things then required... Anyways once in a Mall, I lose all control.. I feel the compelling need to buy all things that I can lay my hands on... My husband thinks of me like a little baby left to play around :)

I love love shoes... any shape, any colour, any style, with heels, without heels... I simply love SHOES :) :)

I think that shoes and bags are the most important accessories that can really make or break the look... I mean you can simply plan your look around your shoes and bags..
As far as bags are concerned , my favourite is the cross body bags in big sizes... these are so easy to carry when travelling or shopping... but when i dress up for dinners/ parties i have to have a clutch ( its a must )

I love watching movies.. Me and my husband make it a point to watch each and every movie ( hindi and english) in the theater.... And Movies + Popcorn = Fun :)

Driving to no where is something i always look forward to... The feeling of moving with the wind aimlessly is just so relaxing.

I just love food... I am a FAST Foodie and not at all a Health foodie ( oh God why?  why? why?)
I love to cook, I love to eat and I love when I get compliments about the food I cook ( YUP, I am a great cook.. I can never be modest about things i am good at ;) )
I love to eat fried food ( SIN SIN SIN), but i am glad i do not have a sweet tooth.. that would have been a double trouble....

I just can not stop writing about myself.... I think I will continue this post later..
Anyways its a good feeling to jot down things about my self... Hmn...Cool!!!!!

Sunday, December 12, 2010

My Game

Just read a friend's blog... He said something about playing the GAME. He said and I qoute " The greatest pleasure in life is in watching the game unfold just the way you planned it, despite all the odds"
This made me wonder whether all of us play a game, whether life is actually a playing field.

I think YES, but a worth asking is question is that whether we are playing our own GAME or not. From what i have observed is that people want and hence try very hard to be someone else. As far as i am concerned, I think i play my own game, with my own beliefs and my own rules... My Game My Rules :) :) ( I get such a high saying this line over and over again and I do say this repeatedly)

But can we play the game alone???
Well, though my blog reads I Me Myself, but i still need a team to carry on. This is when my family and friends come in... I just hate being alone.. Though my husband is in sharjah and i am in bangalore finishing up MBA, I still have 2 really good friends to keep me company ( take my temper and tantrums)

Now coming back to my friend's statement of planning the game... Well... Mine game ( life) is 40% planned and 60% fate/ luck/ destiny.... But then i am not complaining.. i am very happy about the way i have played life ( sounds so smart and god like :))

My conclusion would be :
We are not the only ones playing the GAME, the game also plays US
But then I play my part honestly,( sometimes i am biased but then i have every right to be.. remember.. My Game My Rules ;)

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

The Start

I am not much of a writer, in fact I always found writing BORING, but here I am starting a blog to write about MYSELF ( i am a little self obsessed). I guess the new interest in writing is attributed to 2 reasons:

  • I have plenty of time with my MBA course getting near completion . While all my classmates are shit scared for their placements and hence preparing like crazies, I on the other hand am totally laid back because my husband has moved to Sharjah and I will be packing my bags off to join him there in May. Well, my placement now has become the sole responsibility of my dear husband. In the nutshell (after writing an entire paragraph ;)) I have too much free time on my hand especially when I have seen all the 100+ movies on my hard disc ( well, yes I am the craziest movie buff EVER)
  • Second reason for me blogging would be to catch my wildly running thoughts to be able to reflect on them later.

Well, I guess i have written like a true MBA ( The Cause and Effect Analysis and all)
The world says and I second that the MBA course do really really corrupt one person ( talking too much JARGONS and finding complexities in the most simplest things ever)
How Corrupted I am???????
I guess my blogging will reveal that to me eventually.