Saturday, June 28, 2003

A colorful creature

This is how I see myself- a colorful creature that looks awed by the world surrounding it! Comical and serious at the same time, always looking, always looking .......

Thursday, June 26, 2003


Its supposed to be "I will not blog for the next two days!"

Addicted to blogging

Hey! I just realised that am slowly becoming addicted to blogging! Oh my God! How awful... am continously making changes to my page... thinking of something to write in it all my waking time..... or checking my visitor statistics.......or if something interesting happens or if I read something nice, the first thing I think about is "I should blog this". Instead of being an end of the day activity, blogging seems to be taking up attention in my mind the full day! I have to do something about this- I shall not blog for the next two days!! And am going to stick to it- guys see you all two days later :(

My commenting system :(

My commenting system seems to be having some problems- am going to change it soon! Will be sad to lose the few comments that I got!! :(

Damn! dont notice it!

We had a special session on communication today morning and the guest lecturer asked us all to speak for three minutes on a topic. I was the first one to volunteer..... and thought I could do a gr8 job.......... had a nice time speaking in front of the class though. I guess if I practice some more , I will definetly become a good speaker!! But the lecturer was too alert and keen for my good- she found out that I had problems with artiulating the letter- "H" !! Just like my friend Lux used to comment on those bygone days!! :(


I got my next test marks- this time it is the dreaded Maths but its not being considered for internal evaluation!! This test was conduted to guage our level of comfort in the great subject and those of us who dont get above the cutoff get to attend special classes in Maths, which will be taken by the seniors. I told my maths sir (from the back fo the class ofcourse!) a million times that I will directly attend the sessions without wasting paper and other resources!! But to no avail...... I had to write the test.

No marks for guessing how many marks I got- 4.8 out of 30

Wednesday, June 25, 2003

Internal marks

I got my first internal marks in Economics for this term. I had got a beautiful score of 5 out of 10!! Way to go Vaiju!! And if I keep on like this, I will definetly lose my scholarship!! No problem! I shall join the group of Internet beggars for some money!

PS: One of my friends need to get a job- she is an electronics engineer who has also done her NIIT. She is open to working in call centers- so guys let me know if there are any openings out there mail me to vaiju_13 at yahoo dot com

Monday, June 23, 2003

The seven spiritual laws of success

I read this wonderful book "The seven spiritual laws of success" by Deepak Chopra. It talks about seven principles/steps one should follow to achieve everything that they want. I found lots of stuff in the book that strongly resonated with me so much so that I almost wrote down the entire book. I have always wondered why I could not have any fixed goal or aim and why there was always a glimmer of uncertainty in my life. Deepak Chopra has explained it beautifully in a few words and The wisdom of uncertainty poem you see in my website is courtesy of his book. In the coming days, I shall try to share some of its significant thoughts. Meanwhile do enjoy this-

You are what your deep, driving desire is
As your desire is, so is your will
As your will is, so is your deed
As your deed is, so is your destiny

The Labours of Friendship

I just heard my friend lux has got a job with Allsec in Chennai and that she has decided to settle down in the great city of Chennai itself!! And there goes our plan to set up a house in Bangalore with just the two of us! At this point, when everything has become clear for both of us (me doing two years of MBA and dear lux starting her career), I would love to go on a writing tour of our relationship. Because it almost seems like the end of the most beautiful phase in our relationship - not the end of the relationship itself... but..... being realistic, I dont think I will ever have such a ... well words are difying me ..... relationship in my life again!! To sum up a long story that altered destiny into a short one....... here is the story of Lakshmi and Vaij (thats how I prefer to call her and thats how she prefers to call me)

It all began in the summer of 1996 when the two girls were put in the same class by the school authorities.... the second girl (which is me) started noticing the first and was much impressed. So at the end of that school year, she took pains to write and post a 'how are you' vacation letter to the first girl (that is Lakshmi) who incidentally stays just in the next street. Everyone in the first girl's house including the subject herself was now impressed with this young writer who has taken the initiative to establish a friendship and even to this day, yours truly gets praised often on that note. When the school reopened, though the second girl was too egoistic to admit that she wanted a relationship outside her family, somehow managed to sit dierctly behind the second.......the plant then bore some leaves, then some buds, then some flowers and then some fruits...... Our association was one of destiny- to this day both of us realise it and feel thankful.... We share the same birthday (I was born two hours behind Ms. Lux who was in too much of a hurry to see the world to wait for me! - and she is supposed to be the more stubborn and the least impulsive of the both of us!!!) and we even share a name too!!! To continue, our friendship got stronger and stronger over college and now it has come to that stage where both of us have reaped full benefits of this tasty fruit!! the time has come to part atleast in the physical world.......and here we are separated by the impulses of time and a distance of 250 K M.

It was so much fun and so much learning- I can not do any justice even if I try to write for hours together on this..... the only thing I can say is Thanks Lakshmi and Thank you God!!

Thursday, June 19, 2003

new features to my blog

I am trying to add some new features to my blog- but its really frustrating when the connection here is slow and I need to publish and view my changes each time!! I guess the new blogger interface would be really usefull on this regard!

Wednesday, June 18, 2003

A dull blog? no?

We have a quiz on the stock market today at 6:30 !! Five of the participating team gets to participate in a district/national level quiz that would be conducted by Indian Express. I have decided to take my chance though I do not know the ABCD of the stock market. I believe luck would always favour me- sort of a guardian angel that is always around me giving me strength and happiness!! :) And since we are supposed to participate only as a team of 2, I had a hard time finding a partner. I finally found one just when I was becoming desperate and decided to give up!! Hope we win!!! After all, for the past one hour I have been very sincere in researching online on what the stock market is all about!!!!

I guess, my site has slowly started to resemble the dull blog!! God! Make something extra ordinarily interesting (good kind of interesting) happen in life so that I can blog about it ; ) (This is my new way of asking things from God- you know giving my blog as an excuse hahaha!!!)

Tuesday, June 17, 2003

The Best movie

I went to my first night show movie!!! It was very exciting for all of us!!!! And the movie was great too- Nala Damayati happens to be The Best movie I've watched in the last few months! Hurray to Kamal and Madhavan!

Am back from Chennai!

Am back from Chennai! This weekend was one of the best I've ever had though defintely not THE BEST. This was my first time travelling alone and it was a nice experience to travel in the unreserved compartment. I met this nice young girl from Bangalore who was also travelling alone to her patti's house in Chennai. We had a great time chatting with each other and the others who sat besides us!! I can now understand why people in India are described as a friendly lot! The irony of the whole thing was that I didnt know where I was going- I didnt have the address of my parents' house! They had shifted places after I came to Ban and I just knew the general location!! Had a hard time finding the place at 10 in the night~~ Was so angry with my parents for having not given me the house address. They didnt have any contact number nearby either for me to inform them I was coming! Talk about surprises!!!! They sure got one on Friday night in the form of their screaming and crying daughter! I was so mad, man so mad- should blame it all on pms!

Thursday, June 12, 2003

Chennai for this weekend

Am going to go back to Chennai for this weekend. I just cant wait!!!!!! :)

What sunshine is to flowers, smiles are to humanity

What sunshine is to flowers, smiles are to humanity.
They are but trifles, to be sure, but, scattered along life's pathway,
The good they do is inconceivable.

Wednesday, June 11, 2003

Differentiation and Integration

I thought I had escaped from Differentiation and Integration after Class 12 !!! God! Does this world really need such stuff...??? There are so many animals and plants which go extinct. Why cant these too??!!!!!

Tuesday, June 10, 2003

I'd rather be a sparrow than a snail

I started on my HR reading up today and my very first book had this wonderful thing to say- Enjoy!

I'd rather be a sparrow than a snail
Yes, I would. If I could, I surely would
I'd rather be a hammer than a nail. Yes, I would.
Away, I'd rather sail away like a swan that's here now and then gone..........

From the song "El Condor Pasa" by Paul Simmon & Garfunkel

The author of the article goes on to say that this song above perfectly illustrates the attitude and outlook of the youngsters today.

They want to make a difference in this world. And they want to do it right now and fast! They have no patience like the snail and they always want to be the driving hammer rather than the nail that takes the beating! And if something doesn't go according to their liking, say in their place of work- what do u think they do? Well they sail away like the Swan of course which was here then and gone now!!!

Another thing that I also learnt today is that managing the manager in an organization is more important than anything else. How , you ask? Well, 90% of the top achievers in a company leave not because they are dissatisfied with their paycheck or their compensation but because of the attitude of their immediate supervisors. That is why organizations today need to recognize that employee turnover is all about talent loss and that loyalty is not the tenure of its employees but their contributions to the work!!


miss u loads

I just read this very moving mail from my friend lux and do u what know what almost moved me to tears? her exact sentence- "miss u loads...bcos nobody here wants to jus talk and talk and walk and walk like we used to...." Wish I could be there for everybody in this world!

Monday, June 9, 2003

Quantitative Methods. Yeeks

I had a class in Quantitative Methods this morning.....During the course of it, the professor came up with this question - "What is the term u use to denote the extent to which you can use a product- say a light bulb or a rocket?" Each of us tried to come up with some answers. My class has a majority of engineers and am a Zoology graduate. They came up with the right answer of course which happens to be Reliability! And my answer was life time or life expectancy!! No points for guessing....Goes to show how truly zoological I am!!!

Looking back

I was supposed to post this by Saturday but didn't agree!!

07 Saturday, 2003

I am finally here!! Wow... I am going to blog again!! I was wondering if I will ever get an opportunity to put my thoughts into words!!! Fyi, you r finally reading the blog of a going-to-be Human Resource professional (I dont like the word- manager- its too... hmm... well.. common for my liking!! ;) ) Yes- I have finally realised what I want to do in life and have also paid the price (am talking about the fees I have paid to enroll in the MBA HRM program) So to come back or rather to go ahead with more......

It will be exactly one week tommorow since I have shifted to the city of Bangalore. My life is going to revolve around this city atleast for the next three years- am going to miss Chennai so much!! As far as I have seen, Bangalore is just another city!! Its got only what Chennai has got too- except for the beach which is a big negative point against it as far as I am concerned- those early morning walks with Lakshmi that I used to take- wow we had a great time!! And the weather is great!! Believe it or not the day I came from Chennai to Ban, I had this big area of sun rashes all over my shoulders and neck- (each day that I went out in Chennai was agony and if I started to sweat which is inevitable in Chennai, well.. no need to ask!) and was having a tough time and what happens- it almost disappears the very next day!! and it was raining in Ban!! It was like a climate shock for me- from the very hot land of Chennai to the cold or rather cool lands of Ban!!!

The first day of my post graduate college was okay- I had got this very nice dark blue sleeveless dress and was wearing it and I thought I looked pretty good in it 'if I may say so at the cost of not sounding modest' (that was the exact words of Finance prof Gopal !!) and what do I find? No one absolutely no one is looking at me!!! Oh my god!!! Ok so everyone is busy submitting their registration form I understand but guys I have dressed up. Admittedly am no femme fatale but still.... one comfort was this nice smiling guy who looked exactly like the boy we used to "sight" in Chennai!! I was very happy but I havent been able to bond with him over the last few days but not for want of effort (I mean just smiling- am not exactly what u would call an aggressive female!) The first class was Financial Accounting and I found it very interesting ( I am going to become a big investor one of these days- so I am happy with learning it though I am having problems with the rules of debit and credit.) The rest of the classes were pretty ok!! I was called upon to give a presentation for three minutes on the very first day on anything under the sun and what do u think I did- I talked about blogging ofcourse!! hahahaha and I didnt miss the opportunity to let the mostly unexperienced fellows sitting before me know that I already have some work ex as a reporter and web researcher!! had many looking at me with respect in their eyes afterwards atleast the guys!! hehehe!!!

The rest as they say is history- the days are slowly merging into one another- a pattern is evolving- am fixing a daily schedule!!! Once I settle in, I shall embark on the path of becoming an opportunist!