Friday, February 16, 2007


You get to know a girl. You like her. But you're too much of a chicken to tell her. So you squirm inside and suffer sleepless nights. Weeks, or even months, of agony later, you work up the courage to tell her. You build up your lines.....try to make a presentation...push the "resume" either directly or thru someone ho knows the two of you well enough (Referrals :) heh heh ).. a "Statement of Purpose" to the lady (yes fellas.... "lady".. i know most Males will heave a HYOOOOGE sigh of relief.. :D ) .. you get yer lines all polished up, the grammatical and tonal nuances mastered, try to be to be as honest as possible,build up the non-existent confidence in the interview(especially if its the first time) , project as much of yourself as u can in the conversation..... irrespective of how well you know the person in question (atleast one thinks one does.........) hope that u are understood atleast if not liked.......

You try to "Get It TOGETHER", and then it starts....... and you freeze like a deer caught in the headlights..... mumble something incoherent.........and get the hell outa the space....

AND THEN PRAY AS HELL (even if one dont believe in God per se..... a bit of faith never hurt anyone... especially when one can use all the help that one can get ) .


Applying to a new job is the EXACT same gut-wrenching experience. You look at organisations, 'introspect' endlessly on whether or not you ought to apply whether each one is fit enough for the other, convince yourself eventually and work up the cojones to go ahead and apply. Then you pray that the companies like you back. Like that girl who may or may not have heard what you had to say clearly, the interviewer evaluate your resume and may or may not see you for who you are. Lots of things can go wrong.... the company may not see you as a fit into their work culture,you may not have the necessary skillsets, even if you do..... they might have issues over the money, you may be good enough but underqualified, or the worst may just not be good enough in their eyes....

The other scenario, of course, is that, the girl already liked you and was only waiting for you to tell her first. She gives you a smile and the world suddenly seems such a happy place. Likewise, the organisation might take a shine to you, and open their arms to welcome you into their fold.


Is the effort worth the agony in either case? Ask me in a few years and I will tell you the answer to both.

P.S:Normally, One tries to apply to MORE than one company at once... when it comes to the ladies..... a similar approach may not NECESSARILY be the best way to go about things. although spreading risk DOES make sense

P.P.S:The finance people call it "Hedging" i think(Business Quizzing*GLOAT**GLOAT*)

Listening to: Ray Charles:"I'm sittin on top of the world"

Tuesday, January 30, 2007

On Mika and other trivialities:

No this IS NOT a post on Mika Hakkinen

It has been one of the founding principles of this blog to offer to its readers(readeR actually....... ME!) upto date objective analysis of the most irrelevant news floating around the Indian airwaves.The latest rage on Indian television nowadays besides Shilpa Shetty's innecessant tears and "Why does everyone hate me?" moanings is the Mika Sawant(that is his name INNIT?) song "Bhai....tu ne pappi kyon li" .YES YES ... i dont have too much of a taste when it comes to watching TV.....but then again. neither do you....

The desperate attempts at boosting his otherwise obviously flaccid career with such irrelevant lyrics,jarring beats and OF COURSE the collaboration with the 16 time Grammy award winning "rap artists" called the "Meet Brothers"(they know their music is so bad that they dont even wanna reveal their full names.. clever boys them are.) has got the line "LOAN SHARKS AT ME DOOR... PLEASE BUY THE TAPE" written all over it.

Serves him right for kissing a "Bharatiya naari" on her she said..... "I can tolerate a kiss on my cheek but not on my lips" (which happened RIGHT before she displayed the NEW tattoo on her lower back just above her.....reminding me of ...ahhhh NEVERMIND)

Now pay for the crime Kumkum in "KumKum: ek pyaara sa bandhan" has said (among other things) "Tumne bhaaratiya naari ke astitva ko lalkaara hai....ab bhugtho"...Or was it Kitu in "Kitu sab kuch jaanti hai" who said that?? .... Hmmmmm.. me watching too much Quality TV.... need to cut down.....

Moral of the Story: Hell hath no Fury like the Item Girl scorned. I concur.

P.S: The "Meet Brothers" have NEVER even come close to watching a Grammy award presentation on TV.. Let alone win it.Factual accuracy is not one of this blogs founding principles.