Tuesday, September 30, 2003

Onam celebration today

All the malayalis in my college have got together and have arranged an Onam celebration today. I must really marvel at the atmosphere determinded students can create overnight ... I was welcomed to coll today by a white-saree clad lady and was promptly given chandanam and kumkum- everywhere I see, there are beautiful rangolis made out of colorful flowers decorating the campus. All the malayali guys have come in the traditional dhoti and its so nice to see people greeting everyone cheerfully! And the cultural programmes are yet to come. This afternoon is going to be one big entertaining session.........

Monday, September 29, 2003


It feels like a long long time since I have sat down to blog! First of all, let me start of by saying that "I have finally seen him" is a post written just out of sheer boredom and could mean anything from "I have seen my favorite author at last" to "I spotted the cutest looking monkey ever".....................Get my point? Hahaha.............................

And before I forget.....the trip to Indore was wonderful and the one week spent on train was at best can be described as the "single most lively week of my life!" For the first time in my life, I was forced to sleep on the platform - all because our connecting train from Itarsi to Chennai was at 7:15 AM and we reached the Itarsi station from Indore at 1:15 AM !!! Was it a humbling experience or what?

And Indore? Best for its food stalls- you get all kinds of delicious chaats and mouth watering sweets right on the roads- just cant resist any of them! And the clothes are really really cheap over there! Otherwise it seemed like just another small city.

Every new person you meet, every new place you see.......has the potential of teaching you something about life- in that way I learnt a lot on this trip!

Tuesday, September 23, 2003

Sunday, September 21, 2003

Loneliness...thy name is terror

I keep running, running and running.....and I run harder and faster still after every time I stop to catch my breath...and When I do stop to do so, which is rarely, I dare not look back lest I find that it has caught up with me. Wherever I go, whoever I am with...it is sure to show its face at some time or other......Lord! Is there no way I can escape from this beast? Earlier from the times I used to remember I used to relish it....even willingly go to it....but nowadays its getting more and more threatning to see even a glimpse of it.....the only thing that I am relying on to save me from this torture is my inner steel of strength. But how long will that last me? It is sure to catch me,mind and soul, one day and when that day comes I can only hope that I had come to accept the inevitable.....................

Loneliness...thy name is terror

Friday, September 12, 2003

Finally getting a mobile

When did what you ever plan go according to plan? hmm? Rarely! Today is the last date for applying to the IOB IPO and though I have the money all ready...my DMAT account is not open yet!! Damn!! Anyway I am comforting myself with the fact that my parents have finally agreed to get me a mobile!

Am off to Indore tommorow! Chennai is so so nice and I hate going back to Bangalore- mind you I just hate going back ... not Bangalore itself- after all has got its own merits ;)

Friday, September 5, 2003

Chennai...........Watch out!!!

Am off to Chennai today after two long months!!! Wow am I going to have fun or what? And this time I will make sure I get my new college friends to meet my old buddies to make one big network of pals! ;) But I got a huge list of things to do in the coming days- just to remind myself- here they are

1) The first thing to do after landing in Chennai is to get the IOB IPO offer prospectus - this will be the first time am investing in the equity market and am doing this at a time when my bank balance is looking pale and paler by the day!! So hoping against hope that I should get alloted!! Do offer a prayer for me...!

2) Write the paper on "HR as a Strategy" for Kirloskar and "Line managers as HR managers" for IIM-B!! When am I going to find the time?- that too with no computer at home in Chennai!

3) Prepare for the competition am going to in Indore- its pure Finance and as everyone already knows, I am really really bad at number-crunching- have to prove HR people can be great strategists too! (coincidentally the same as the topic I have choosen to write a paper on!!)

4) Meet all my friends and spend atleast 2 hours of quality time with each of them!!

5) Pamper my neice and nephew to the core in the next one week!!

6) Share my mind with my parents who have started to think they are a newly married couple with no commitments and no second kid!!!Hehehe Mom and Pop...... here I come- the brat to create choas in the family in the coming week.......

Chennai...........Watch out!!!


Oh my god!!! Some damn virus is making use of my yahoo id to send itself to everyone- I just got to know this when I got a mail that bounced back saying the address the mail I sent to was not valid! And I never sent any such mail- the attachment was something similar to what I had been getting in the past few days (Infact my inbox gets clogged with more than 5 mails with viruses of this type daily.) The file name that was attached goes something like wicked_scr.scr with the mail subject as 'Re: Thank you!!!'

How do I stop this??? Help please!

Dishonesty and treachery

My friend just lost her mobile phone today- we were writing our exams inside the hall and her bag, inside which she had kept the cell, was kept outside just like in any other exam! And there were loads of other bags with it!! The difference this time is that no money was taken from the bag- only the mobile!

When my friend came out after the exams, she was aghast to find the bag missing and was searching for it desperately- it was finally found in a non-descript place near the toilets!! We initially thought some one was playing a prank but.........

Its really pathetic when you note to what extent people will go to steal- and that too in an educational institute....It really horrifies me to think about the dishonesty and treachery that abound in this world!! Why?

And one thing that made me think about this event in greater depth is the importance we attach to physical possessions.........if something dear to our heart goes missing we are affected by it- this should not happen - after all they are but lifeless things with no real value..................yep saying this is very easy but to actually not have any attachment is quite difficult.

Wednesday, September 3, 2003

An extraordinary amount of Luck

We have always believed that we have been blessed with an extraordinary amount of Luck courtesy of being born as Jupiter children!! But this article seems to think differently and I agree!!! Hehehehe

By the way the "we" is you and me!!- this is for Luxmi!! ;)


ICFAI Business School, Bangalore is going to conduct a business quiz for corporates called "Chakravyuha" on the 27th of September. The prizes at stake are Rs.30000 and Rs.20000 and a whole lot of other goodies. If any of you would like to participate, please contact me at vaiju_13 at yahoo dot com. The quiz will be conducted by Giri Balasubramaniam of the "Pickbrain" fame.

Ok.....I have been wanting to do that for quite some time now- get the publicity over with as far as my website goes! This is the first time I am involved in organising a big event of this magnitude and it really thrills me to contact people and talk to them about it!! Day by day, my choice of human resource management as a profession is gaining a dear place in my heart and I am sure I will just love my work!! :) :)

Monday, September 1, 2003


Hey read this guys...this is so ....sweet (cant find any other word!!)

A long time ago, before the world was created and humans set foot on it for the first time, virtues and vices floated around and were bored, not knowing what to do. One day, all the vices and virtues were gathered together and were more bored than ever. Suddenly, Ingenious came up with an idea: "Let's play hide and seek!" All of them liked the idea and immediately Madness shouted: "I want to count, I want to count!" And since nobody was crazy enough to want to seek Madness, all the others agreed.

Madness leaned against a tree and started to count: "One, two, three..."

As Madness counted, the vices and virtues went hiding. Tenderness hung itself on the horn of the moon...Treason hid in a pile of garbage...Fondness curled up between the clouds...and Passion went to the centre of the earth.... Lie said that it would hide under a stone, but hid at the bottom of the lake... whilst Avarice entered a sack that he ended up breaking.

And Madness continued to count: .... "seventy nine, eighty, eighty one..."

By this time, all the vices and virtues were already hidden - except Love. For undecided as Love is, he could not decide where to hide. And this should not surprise us, because we all know how difficult it is to hide Love.

Madness: "...ninety five, ninety six, ninety seven..."

Just when Madness got to one hundred.........Love jumped into a rose bush where he hid.

And Madness turned around and shouted: "I'm coming, I'm coming!"

As Madness turned around, Laziness was the first to be found, because Laziness had no energy to hide. Then he spotted Tenderness in the horn of the moon, Lie at the bottom of the lake and Passion at the centre of the earth. One by one, Madness found them all - except Love. Madness was getting desperate, unable to find Love. Envious of Love, Envy whispered to Madness: "You only need to find Love and Love is hiding in the rose bush." Madness grabbed a wooden pitch fork and stabbed wildly at the rosebush. Madness stabbed and stabbed until a heartbreaking cry made him stop.

Love appeared from the rose bush, covering his face with his hands. Between his fingers ran two trickles of blood from his eyes. Madness, so anxious to find Love, had stabbed out Love's eyes with a pitch fork. "What have I done! What have I done!" Madness shouted. "I have left you blind! How can I repair it?" And Love answered: "You cannot repair my eyes. But if you want to do something for me, you can be my guide."

And so it came about that from that day on, Love is blind and is always accompanied with Madness.

:) :) :)