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Saturday, September 29, 2012

Book Review : An Idiot, Placements and IntervYOU.

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An Idiot, Placements and IntervYOU by Toffee (Taufeeq Ahmed) takes one through the experiences of the author during the 'placement season' of his college life.The author walks through the entire process, right from the preparation for the Aptitude tests to the various levels of selection, depending on the recruiting organization. He gives an in-depth analysis at each stage, describes every intrinsic process that normally takes place and guides us on how we should tackle the various difficulties that might crop up.

For a person who has been there, done that and procured a job, this book would just be telling things that already they know. But for a person who is just about to take that first step towards bagging their dream job, this book would help them in more than one way. Those who were placed through ‘Campus Recruitment would probably be able to relate to what I say in a better way.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

A Day with the Clouds.

The other morning (read 4.30 am) I was reluctant to get up and leave for office. The fever was at its worst.When Ma is at home, she usually cajoles me to get up with the sweetest tone, specially when I'm not well.Since I was home alone, I thought it would be convenient to switch off the alarm and call in sick. Somehow I could hear my mom asking me to get up in the same sweet way she usually does. I got up and went to my balcony and this is what I saw. 

Friday, September 21, 2012

Book Review : Circle Of Three By Rohit Gore

Three people, different in their own way , live in different parts of a city. Can they make a difference in the life of the other two?

Circle of three by Rohit Gore takes us through the lives of three distinct people, who are initially unaware of the others’ existence.  They are in the same state, facing their own set of problems for  different reasons.  The story is about how they happen to come across the other by sheer destiny, how the three of them, once strangers, become the world to the other and how each one of them helps the other overcome their grief and start a new innings in life.

Thirteen year old Aryan Khosla, Thirty three year old Ria Marathe, and Sixty Three year old Rana Rathod have one thing in common. They are lonely and deserted by their family. Aryan , the soft hearted but mature minded kid is almost ignored by his parents and bullied at school.  The lack of a good friend and a companion, forces him to keep all these thoughts to himself and he reclines to a shell where no one else is allowed. Ria Marathe, is an enigma.  Once a famous scriptwriter in Bollywood, now refuses to meet people and step out unless absolutely necessary. It would be obvious to anyone that she has been struck by tragedy and she is going through a tough time. But is it so intense that it forces her take the extreme step? Rana Rathod is a long forgotten author, whose books were a rage, years back. In the process of trying to make a comeback, he is humiliated and dejected .He finally meets people who think of him as one great author. How the three of them come together, the circumstances which bring them together, how they help each other handle their past to set their future right, and how they help each other get along with life forms the rest of the story.

Sunday, September 16, 2012

A Mother's Predicament.

There was a girl
miles away from home
missing her mom ,every minute of her day.
The way her mom smiled, the way she woke her up
the strong cup of coffee every morning
brightening not just her mood, but her entire day.
If only her mom could come over, 
how happy would she be!

The way her mom could read her thoughts,
she knew every little thing about her.
The comfort she gained, 
by looking at her face, was just unparalleled.
She needed her mom for everything
Anything that her mom said would make her happy,
Anything that her mom did, would make her happy.
She was so possessive of her mom and
did not mind telling it out.
She loved her mom so much
she was missing her mother badly
And one fine day, her mom said she would visit her for a few days

Sunday, September 9, 2012

The Art of Speaking!

If someone remarked that I was very talkative, I would take it as a compliment.

If you are under the opinion that I have clearly misunderstood what the word compliment means, let me take the liberty to explain why I consider it so.

Silence is Golden, but only at the right time. Today, if we need to make our presence felt and leave a mark, we need to speak up without yielding in to our inhibitions. If we desire to be successful, we need to open up and speak.We might be wrong, but we would know it for sure, rather than keeping it to ourselves and being in state of dilemma. If we do not make use of the chance given to us, someone else would snatch it from us and walk away.And this feat cannot be achieved overnight. It takes years and years of training and hardwork! 

Sunday, September 2, 2012

5 Tips For A Better Living!

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College seems to be so far away in memory considering the little time I get to spend with my friends from college. Work is as demanding as always, but if we try to develop an interest it would be something we can look forward to. That is exactly what I did and I am not regretting one bit of it.

Recently when I caught up with a friend of mine, she seemed so depressed. A lot of things were weighing in her mind and the usually zealous person whom I had known at college, seemed to have vanished without a trace. I am not going to get into the details of it. I found it coincidental that most of my friends were almost in the same category. Being new to the industry, the campus to corporate jump had taken a toll on most of them, life was indeed a bit demanding and they were trying to figure out a way to deal with it.
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