Friday, July 30, 2004
I wish I can someday send a proposal to Satan in HELL and tell them to get a Website made and I will do the most creative job on it.
Surely making a website for HELL would be much more creatively enriching and challening them making one for the guys in HEAVEN. They wont have much to speak.
Whereas the guys in HELL would have loads to talk about , their experiences , their lies , their sins...would make interesting reading ....DONT YA THINK SO ????
I would for people to send me creative concept notes on the "Strategy for what a website of HELL " what should it look like ? What should be the logo ? What should be the domain name ..??? I guess Heavensuck.com isnt a bad start...
Anyways , I guess I am just tired of sending out so many proposals .
Moving on ...I called my freind Neeraj (who is leaving for Dubai next week) for some drinks and dinner.
We decided to have dinner a little late in the night and I went over to his house to pick him up.
To give a background on Neeraj , he is everything , I am NOT.
No matter how much I try to take up some habits , nuances and thought process from him , its really difficult for me to understand his state of mind ( which is actually brilliant sometimes ).
However , he is one of the people that I have become fond off..
My association with him goes back to my days for managing Online Shopping webstores for my cousin Sumit and his company Kamayani .
Neeraj used to work then with Rediff dot com as Senior Corporate Account manager.
In those days I liked Neeraj's working style and his way of client interaction and communication a lot.It had a calmness and a COOL attitude about it.
Neeraj then shifted from Rediff and joined an Insitutional development company in Cairo and has been living there for past 1 year.
He is now moving on and shifting base to Dubai, UAE.
However our freindship grew over the years and from a client -vendor relationship ,it has moved one to being good freinds.
I have been hearing from him about his pets - 3 aquariums of fish , a bird house filled with 30 birds and a huge dog.
At first , I didnt beleive any of these and I thought he was just trying to scare me away and trying to make him look like a ANIMAL LOVER ( a sort of cool "inthing" )..
Yesterday at his house to my amazement , he took me through a guided trip of introducing me to all his PETs - the rare Fishes from Africa ( the main big fishes with tiger like patterns and the cleaners fish of the aquarium ) , the birds were sleeing in their birdhouse on the roof top ( so I couldnt meet them in person ) and ya the HUGE Black dog ( I hate dogs and especially the huge ones ).
The black dog seemed like a monster from the Harry Porter movie . Neeraj asked him to shake hands with and me and I almost threw the cocktail glass at the poor dog.
He and his mom then gave me some advise on how to react to DOGs even though I might hate them from deep inside. ( I dont hate them , its just that I cant picture myself getting along with them ).
I also saw a dead preserved Star fish which he got from some forbidden beach or something...
After our dinner ,I was thinking in my car...why is it that I cant picture myself surrounded by pets?? Why is it that I dont have any pets in my house and what will it take to overcome the fear of them ???
After much internal debate , I came to a conclusion that maybe I am not meant to be in the same habitat as them.
Maybe I am TOO digital in my living...Nature doesnt excite me as much as machines ,gadgets and gizmos..????
Anyways ...it was an AMAZING experience seeing someone appreciate nature , be so close to it and enjoy it .
By the way....I have made a resolution....To buy a Sony Pet Robot ( they come in sizes of small puppies etc )..as soon as I save some more money...Maybe it would be a good starting point !!!!
The robots can make me learn how to behave with pets and then I can graduate too the REAL thing !!!!!
Friday, July 23, 2004
I saw this movie 13 going on 30 ( i would call it a one time sakes movie ) and it had this old song by Billy Joel - Vienna ....
Read the lyrics below...I am sure it will sooth you..
REMEMBER TO READ THEM ALOUD AND SINGING WHEN YOU FEEL YOU WORK IS SRESSING YOU OUT ....OR IF YOU THINK YOU ARE WORKING MORE THEN YOU OUGHT TOO... !!!
Slow down you crazy child
You're so ambitious for a juvenile
But then if you're so smart tell me why
You are still so afraid?
Where's the fire, what's the hurry about?
You better cool it off before you burn it out
You got so much to do and only so many hours in a day
But you know that when the truth is told
That you can get what you want
Or you can just get old
You're gonna kick off before you even get halfway through
When will you realize...
Vienna waits for you
Slow down you're doing fine
You can't be everything you want to be
Before your time
Although it's so romantic on the borderline tonight
Too bad but it's the life you lead
You're so ahead of yourself
That you forfeit what you need
Though you can see when you're wrong
But you know you can't always see when you're right
You got your passion you got your pride
BUt don't you know only fools are satisfied?
Dream on but don't imagine they'll al come true
When will you realize
Vienna waits for you
Slow down you crazy child
Take the phone off the hook
And disappeaar for a while
It's alright you can afford to lose a day or two
When will you realize...
Vienna waits for you.
Great song ??? isnt it ??
Now you could read these lyrics and read this article http://www.businessworldindia.com/feb0204/contrary.asp by one of the people in the IT industry I secretly admire and have always read his article in magazines whenever I have got hold of them .
He is Mahesh Murthy and he runs a Venture capital firm . ( I admire because he is a venture captalise...but thats another theory..and story...ahem ahem..!!)
I havent had a chance to meet him or even interact with him online , but would love to do so ....
So Mr Murthy if you are on this blog ( I love GOD , if you are ) , please email me , my contact details are on the left pane..you can also chat with me on Yahoo or just post a comment here.
I am waiting........................for both Vsssssssss ( Vienna and Venture Capital )
Now this is what I call poetic justice....
Thursday, July 22, 2004
- Visiting Cousin : My cousin Rupal was on a visit to Delhi for work and relaxation ( relaxation = shopping and eating out , for her ) . She made me get addicted to shopping and eating out practically every day and every night. Seriously impacting my cash flow and stomach !!!! However I am glad I finally got some long deserved ( in my eyes) relaxation from work and in the whole deal bought some really cool stuff. ( Clothes , watches , shoes , bags etc.....) Also , watched 2 amazing movies in the theatre ( Troy and Van Helsing ) . Wutever critics might say , I loved both of them and though both were brilliant...Hats off !!!
- Swimming : I got addicted to my childhood passion of swimming and being a water baby again . I joined this new Health club ( with gym and pool ) which opened near my house.The swanky new pool and clear blue water attracted the water baby in me...I went religiously to the pool for 1 hour of swimming daily for 4 days. The best part /end result is yet to come.....read on.....
- Too much coffee : Have you noticed how much coffee you intake on a daily basis...mostly when you work , go out on shopping , go to a movie , work late nights ??? Well , my coffe intake sky rocketed and it went to about 5-6 or more cups a day...!!!!!! Good hard black coffee !!!! The end result....read on...
- Sinus and Virus : I think a combination of all of the activites above lead my body to a big time COLD , Nose Block , Headache , Sinus , Viral fever etc...all combined in one..!!! As I am writing this post my eyes are burning , I am chatting with a net buddy and a client from UK , I am listening to music on my laptop and have just took 4 pills ordered by my doc...In a nutsheel I havent recovered fully ...I am feeling bored resting at my home ( this is my first day of rest) and I am trying to do some "activity" to fight myself out of this problem......WISH ME LUCK.....!!!!
I would love to post some of my pics with my head looking as if it has been banged to some door...but I dont wannt spoil the beauty of my blog...!!!!
...Till next..keep swimming and ensure your pool staff puts tonnes of chlorine in it..and yeaah...drink NESCAFE only !!! and one more thing....Shop a lot...!!! Money isnt meant to be preserved..it was meant to be rotated ;-)...
Tuesday, July 06, 2004
A lot of them came for the dark picture , the article on Fashion and Internet and the Indian Railway article.
I would want people to send comments via the Post a comment link beneath every article.
Also I have this link on my favorites , its an old link and most of us with higher net surfing rates will have it.However if someone wants to write to me , they can use this link to write back in an innovative way ....!!!
Imagination at Work!
Thursday, July 01, 2004
Tonight you fly so high up in the vanilla sky
Unbearable or great
You gotta love every hour, you must appreciate
This is your time
This is your day
You've got it all
Don't blow it away .....Lyrics from Vanilla Sky - Paul McCartney
Ever wondered , what is the greatest moment of your life ???
Have you experienced it yet ?
Or is it Still to come in the near future ??
Or will it ever come ?? Just PERFECT ...the way you want it ????
I have been pondering and thinking on the questions above..
Well , here is my conclusion after an internal debate..
My greatest Moment in my life has happened to me..however I am living to "raise the bar " and experience another much greater moment...
I would prefer to dream and live in the dream that ..I will manage to gather all the perfect ingredients..yet once again..and experience it all together..again..!!!
But since it would be the second experience..it will be much better..since I would have learnt from the moment of the past..
The "greatest moment of the past" will give me strength of achievement and give me motivation to live and work hard to achieve a better-then-greatest moment in the coming future...!!
I confided in someone very special to me , that "I live for special moments..
and I would like to consolidate my life as a bundle of such moments.."
I said that ..I think in the "burst-of-the-moment.."
But when I sit back and think again..I think its true for me..
I LIVE AND I WOULD LIVE TO LIVE-THE-GREATEST-OF-THE GREATEST-MOMENT-OF-MY-LIFE..
yet once again......!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!