Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Aanewale Pal Janewala hai

The end of an old year and the herald of a new year is actually nothing out of the blue . If calendars were not invented then probably there would no metrics for time. Did you think about this?

A few years back when I had all the free time in the world for introspection (not that I don’t introspect now !) , the thirty first day of December I would go through a range of feelings and emotions . I would think about all that I did , all that I could have done ,how worse things could have actually been and also would realize that how unknowingly I had been very fortunate.

As usual , I like to discuss the title of my blog post ( which I proudly call an ‘article’).If you are not an aspiring phirangi like my roomie Johann then you would know that I’ve borrowed the title of a famous Kishore Kumar song . Time just flies.

Aanewala pal janewala hai ..

Ho sake toh isme zindagi bitalo..

Pal jo yeh janewala hai………………

People who are always on the go are considered to be dynamic but the fact of life is that such people are escaping themselves by doing so. Osho and many other mystics always say that people do not enjoy being alone ( not lonely!) because they do not understand what lies in the very core of their being. Sometimes I cant decide whether Im alone or lonely.

Happy New Year !

God Bless! .. JGD!

Wednesday, December 24, 2008


Merry Christmas!

This christmas Santa Floyd presents to you my first attempt at poetry .. I did not follow any rules on poetry .. just expressed myself in a somewhat rhyming fashion.

Oh Life tell me Why I exist

Live I through all you give

Pain and joy all amidst

Existence tell me why I live

Seeking should I travel

I don’t, lest I lose my way

Seeking do I marvel

At all flowing its own good way

Restless to wait

Lazy to move

Cannot comprehend any such state

Distant to me is what people call love

Trueness of love

Meaningfulness of life

On this narrow path no rolls Royce had drove

Walked all , chapped feet , an existence of strife

Canines survive on bones

Satisfied by daily manna rest many

Gods reside in stones

To unlock whom its so uncanny

Friday, December 19, 2008

Cost Cutting Ka Zamana Hai Bhai !

Cost cutting is perhaps one of the most commonly used phrases in recent days . The recession has indeed affected everyone a big deal and now rigorous application of cost cutting fundas seems the best way out for most organisations/institutions/individuals.
(hope the liberal uses of slashes (/) doesn’t make my post look like some silly application form !).

As I was perusing the papers last Sunday I was astonished to discover that even our rich and famous Bollywood stars have started applying cost cutting fundas in their daily life.Filmstars are trying to cut down on parties , car travel among many other extravagant costs which comprise their ‘rich and famous’ lifestyle.

It is already very clear that most if not all IT companies in India are in the process of rigorous cost cutting which implies loss of jobs for many people and an overall sentiment of insecurity among the employees. Call it sad or unfortunate but that is the reality of today . It makes many like me question the wisdom in pursuing a professional career.

Despite all this,every event or trend in life, whether good or bad , can be looked at from a funny angle. Doing the same I was wondering what would be the other areas where cost cutting could be applied and here is what I could list,

Dating games : It is a well known fact that going out for dates does costs a lot . Any date comes with a price tag. Young professionals who are business-minded may question these costs . College students who date and hangout at cool places will probably be restricted by their parents .

Safety in bed : Having safe sex not only helps in keeping away all those dreaded STDS including HIV but also helps keep the head count of the family ( and hence the country) under check (-; .A lesser head count entails lesser costs , this knowledge is no rocket science. By the way , stress remains the no.1 killer across the globe ( except for some countries in Africa where HIV leads in that department). In short , make love and not babies.

Use of bicycles : Whatever happened to those days when people used to freely work out their hamstrings by using cycles as the major mode of transport .Jokes apart, I really don’t know why people consider riding a bicycle un-cool. If I were to use a bicycle to ride to work and travel around the city I would be saving more then a thousand bucks every month .

Do tell me in the comments if there are any other areas where you feel cost cutting can be effectively applied ... Till then .. God Bless !!!!!!!!!!!!!!