Monday, January 22, 2007

Sunset @ Bandstand

A poor attempt to capture the beautiful sunset from my Motorola L6 VGA Camera.

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

My LinkedIn Connect..... Apple reconnect....

Three days of my netconnection working all weird... and donno what happening... with three posts in draft and two hanging in my head... feeling bad :(


Here is my LinkedIn Profile ->

Finally started with LinkedIn a couple of days ago, but still pretty much cluless on how to expand my network. Happened to find some real good info/tips on the blog of Guy Kawasaki (really wondering how come so less details mentioned on Wikipedia... Wikipedia disappointed me after such a long time)

Here is the Bloglink -> Ten Ways to Use LinkedIn

Had a dejavu sensation... which forced me to point to Apple Homepage and there is was... finally an Apple iPhone ... (still mentally kicking myself , how could is miss the launch which happened yesterday.... )

“These are not three separate devices. This is one device and we’re calling it iPhone. Today Apple is going to reinvent the phone,” Steve Jobs exclaimed at the at the annual Mac Expo yesterday.

I am always star gazed when ever I start to dig more and more info about Steve. How many people in the world have the guts to say ""We're going to make some history together today." and that too not as an exclaimation/proclaimation, instead a mere statement.

Here is a minute by minute roll of how it all happened -> Live from Macworld 2007: Steve Jobs keynote

Apart from that, hope to complete the pending drafts soon.

Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Those were the best days of my life...

Being a sceptic forever, I am really stumped when someone asks to describe the best day in my life. Still lack a perfect answers for that, but in the recent past, undoubtebly 2nd Jan 2007 will go down with this credit. Three good things happening in the same day is too much for me to discard. So after a long time acknowledging the fact that even I can enjoy guilt free happiness.

First working day of the year, went to my training company with rock bottom hopes. And found that I have been allotted of the best projects I could hope for. Again a part of me kept kicking all through the day, stopping me, mentally kicking, but I guess there is one more quality that I possess I had long forgotten that came to the fore... which is being an absolute sentimentalist.

And happened to see a movie -> Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind , about which I am too shaken to comment. One movie which I dont think will be able to forget in a hurry. Right now too thrilled with it to comment further. Now I came to realise why it was voted amongst the top 100 spiritual movies till date. Watching it was an enrichment for me. Only minor regret is that I watched it alone.

So, back to some re-affirmations... here are snippets of a conversation that I had soon after, with a friend whom I bumped into after an interval of time...

Ashutosh: pata nahi kyun but felt happy today after a long time
xxxxxxx: :)
Ashutosh: its kinda feeling thts hard to describe
xxxxxxx: elated?
Ashutosh: cant find a cause/root
nahi yaar
something deeper
xxxxxxx: this feeling that finally things are falling into place...
and yet nothing on the face of it has moved?
Ashutosh: probably
xxxxxxxx: of what?
Ashutosh: of self
xxxxxxxx: from wat to wat?
Ashutosh: u might find it strange... but i am feeling happy in a way when i defeat myself... my outer self...
and break the shackles i hav set for myself
xxxxxxxx: its not strange..
Ashutosh: which no one ever has been able to even move
xxxxxxxx: people who have feltlonely have often felt this way on accomplishing somehting like this all on their own mettle
Ashutosh: yeah but also at the same time i am afriad to express it
xxxxxxxx: afraid to express happiness?
Ashutosh: i fear that i may loose it
xxxxxxxx: that it will go away?
Ashutosh: haan
xxxxxxxx: wat use is it if u dont share..
share it..
let more ppl know that youre happy..
Ashutosh: has happened all too often in my life
xxxxxxxx: even if it lasts a few moments..
Ashutosh: for years at a strech
xxxxxxxx: it'll have lived a bigger life..
happiness never comes for long..
but it can come in a large quantum, boss
and its your responsibiloty to make it big
go a few freinds
party out..go out for a sumptuous dinner
keep awake till as long as u like..
sleep it off tomorrow morning till whenever..
Ashutosh: geez.. i am already feelin so nice
xxxxxxxx: torture u'rself by indulging
believe me, when u r done with this, u'll wanna start
working like a workoholic
Ashutosh: yeah
i felt so damn alive today
xxxxxxxx: :)
so wat was the reason for the happiness?
or is it one of those stupid grins that one gets one fine morning..?
Ashutosh: a nice project... something i wanted to do but had stopped thinking abt.... reasoned myself out of it... sayin that its not practical... aand today whn i was offered a proj in HRMS... no matter hw hard i tried... cudnt stop myself frm sayin yesafter that was mentally kickin myself all afternoonstill feelin happywas almost grinnin like a fool


How happy is the blameless vestal's lot!
The world forgetting, by the world forgot.
Eternal sunshine of the spotless mind!
Each pray'r accepted, and each wish resign'd ...

- Eloisa to Abelard

Monday, January 01, 2007

Thoughts .....

The year 2006 had been a year of full trials and tribulations for me. Had to take some though callings and life took some turns, the outcome of which only the future will tell. The year 2007 starts for me fully loaded with hopes and expectations.

And thats broadly the same story with so many people around me. As each year ends we load the next year. And follow the same iterations.

Dont know if this is right or wrong. All I know is that, this is the endless circle of life. And amidst this very chaos we have a couple of choices... as has been so beautifully highligted ->

You are led through your lifetime by the inner learning creature, the playful spiritual being that is your real self. Don't turn away from possible futures before you're certainyou don't have anything to learn from them.You're always free to change your mindand choose a different future, or a different past.

- from "Illusions, The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah"

So, wishing all people and year ahead full of whatever they dream, wish and aspire for.

PS: Resolution and Professional Goals to follow shortly.

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