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And I Move Again!

For the first time ever, I move back to the same city where I had been before. Is India running out of decent work places, now? Yes, you guessed it right. I have resigned from my current employment capacity at Pronto Networks; and now it's time to move back to Delhi, and join LiveMint.com. What more? I have been offered a fancy designation out there: Lead - Special Projects and Social Media.

For those who are wondering, this is gonna be my 4th employer, in my working span of 2 years and 2 months. Yeah, life's exciting. More so about the fact that my next employer is gonna be the Wall Street Journal! Ohkay, not exactly WSJ, but one of their sister publications, the Mint newspaper.

Well, there ain't much more from my side. But then, it's interesting to figure where life's taking me, every single year, every single moment!

My Sins Against the Gender Stereotype

Hey guys, this is a tag. And, I really really hope that you all take it up and make individual posts out of it here. I was going to take it up on Timeless Imagination, but then I thought it will be more fun here... so here goes-

The Rules:


If you are a woman, Have you ever wanted something that is considered ‘manly’ ? Like a basketball, a cell phone, a dog, a camera or a new laptop? A new car or motor bike? Ever wanted to be a pilot? A doctor or not a nurse? And the manliest want of them all – The remote!  As a kid did you enjoy playing with a bat and a ball? There was a time when books were considered ‘manly’, women authors had to pretend to be men – would you say books are still rather manly – women should want to embroider and crochet? If you are a man, Have you ever wanted something that only women are supposed to want – like bags, shoes, clothes, creams, perfumes, babies, flowers? A peaceful home and a happy family? Have you ever been afraid of the dark or of insects? As a kid did you ev…

Happy birthday, Shayon..!!!

Someone is turning 25,
and with the silver year,
we are hoping to see, a,
a silver lining, along,
the skies that seem so dark,
the sun sure is shining.

25 years have passed,
from the day that you were,
blessed on earth,
you should know,

That in so many years,
you have touched,
many a lives and made them smile.

You have taught us,
how to be, ourselves,
to be brave and to never,
really fear,
you have given us, the strength,
to fall in love,
even with the one who we can not,
really touch.

You have lived a life,
fighting the odds,
thrown in, tempted,
and played by fate..
But, it is you who has,
come out- Victorious...

Today, on your Birthday,
my dear love, I and all of us Pray,
That may you have a life,
so long, that you touch many more lives,
that may you have smiles with,
many a miles, because when you smile,
you light up the room,
that may you have, love,
(oh, you already have me),
that May you have, the riches,
that are not only materialistic,
but are also values within.

Wish you a Ver…

Wishes ..

I was reading the book 'Freedom in Exile' for some days now and finally finished it today. Coincidentally, today is his holiness the Dalai Lama's 75th birthday. I enjoyed reading his autobiography which he wrote in a very humble tone as a 'human being' not under any pretence of being a spiritual master. 
I pray for his well being for many more years to come, we need him to further spread the message of love and compassion to bring about peace in the world.
I am amazed with the patience and hope he has shown for obtaining a solution for the Tibetans. The incidents and situations he has described in the book about Tibet are very sad. It is very inspiring and heartening to see the spirit of Tibetans to face the tragedy and prepare with lots of patience for a better future.
Just reading him, I got so much of joy and understanding. I hope his teachings brings about positive change throughout the world and most importantly for the Tibetans.
Just a while ago on television, th…

Along NH37 - Assam

Same coordinates for 2 months or so and I am already planning for a getaway. Travel gives you a fresh mind and soul, be it visiting your dear ones or simply vacation at any place you like. Even when in my room, I am too restless to sit at a single place for a 'considerable' time. Few days back, suddenly I decided to head for Assam. Thus, I was flying in two days time for my longest leave in my professional life !!  As I looked down while landing at Jorhat, there was water everywhere and I just got apprehensive if the plan was indeed good. It had been raining in Assam for some months now and the mighty Brahmaputra was in a fiery mood. Nevertheless, I loved the weather during my stay. Rain clouds would appear from no where and will be in a mood to envelope the whole sky. It did and would pour till the sun took over. The result was lyrical, perfect for TWM's in-house poets to write down few lines !!

The first evening itself I visited 5 families and stayed overnight at a school…

Unemployed

Not that I have been sitting home for like forever.. but anyway- I am unemployed. I am a fresher, I have work experience which is only in relation to my internships, and I have no idea what is my plan of action for the next day, forget about my life.
Yeah, that is my life in a nutshell.

My exams got over on the 5th of June. I had a job, yeah, the biggest LPO in the country had offered me a job, but they wanted me to join on the 7th June, and I wanted to fully immerse myself in couple of other things that had nothing to do with my career... in short I wanted a break. Or in the language of my relatives, I was evaluating my options.
I had given my CLAT... the entrance exam for masters in law in national law school... turns out, me belonging to Delhi and of general quota, despite being ranked decently well, was getting National Law School Patna, that too in the second list. The ones offered that Law school had all said no to it. And, Patna. No offence, but, I am Delhi Girl and Bihar is no…

Anniversary !!

Did anyone know that on 17th june we completed three years of this page ???
Unfortunately around that time our beloved friend decided to leave this group ...
@Gandhi What will u do if u leave us ??? the loads in corporate is enough to drown u ... I know I am the main culprit due to which u took such a step ... But dude u know me for past seven years , I am like this ... Sometimes I am in the best of my mood & the very moment i take load on any crap thing ... I openly say sorry to u ... hata na be ... I am waiting for ur next poetic excellence ..
@dion I was extremely busy in past one month .... It was work all 24 hrs ... And the coming next 3-4 months would be like this only .... I had read ur post & was thinking what to say ... I hav written a few lines in the comment section of ur post ...Here i would like to elaborate on that ... Every person has to pay price for his dreams ... Its just that ul have to keep patience ... The dreams take blood out of it but then its worth it... U wo…