Friday, December 17, 2010
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
Sunday, October 03, 2010
- Gives me time-off from the normal worries and block thoughts out. It's better than sleep; or rather I would say it is essential for a good night's sleep. Sleeping after having played at any time during the day feels very different from a normal-non-sport-workday's sleep.
- Removes toxins and all the other non-essential material from my body through sweat. Yes, just as our outer body shines through various beautifying methods that we so frequently abuse; an easier way is to let perspiration do its magic. It's also a wonderful air-conditioner.
- Gives me a good appetite and ensures that a little lesser of the lard builds up around the midriff.
Monday, September 27, 2010
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
Thursday, September 16, 2010
Friday, September 03, 2010
There will be time, there will be timePoignant, truthful, hurtful at places and yet in such light vein. What would mankind have been without verse. Which reminds me of Dead Poets' Society and voila, I have a name for this post!
To prepare a face to meet the faces that you meet;
There will be time to murder and create,
And time for all the works and days of hands
That lift and drop a question on your plate;
Time for you and time for me,
And time yet for a hundred indecisions,
And for a hundred visions and revisions,
Before the taking of a toast and tea.
In the room the women come and go
Talking of Michelangelo.
And indeed there will be time
To wonder, "Do I dare?" and, "Do I dare?"
Time to turn back and descend the stair,
With a bald spot in the middle of my hair--
(They will say: 'How his hair is growing thin!")
My morning coat, my collar mounting firmly to the chin,
My necktie rich and modest, but asserted by a simple pin--
(They will say: "But how his arms and legs are thin!")
Do I dare
Disturb the universe?
In a minute there is time
For decisions and revisions which a minute will reverse.
For I have known them all already, known them all:
Have known the evenings, mornings, afternoons,
I have measured out my life with coffee spoons;
I know the voices dying with a dying fall
Beneath the music from a farther room.
So how should I presume?
"The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock" by TS ELiot
Sunday, August 15, 2010
Since you have not responded to my tweets or bothered to provide any further inputs, I write this open letter in response to:
- Your blog post regarding TUCC: http://www.virsanghvi.com/CounterPoint-ArticleDetail.aspx?ID=531
- Your Aritcle in the Hindustan Times regarding TUCC: http://virsanghvi.com/CounterPoint-ArticleDetail.aspx?ID=531&sms_ss=twitter
- My questions sent on Twitter to @virsanghvi: https://twitter.com/#search?q=ujwalm%20%40virsanghvi
While I lack your eloquence in the written word, I will try to put my point across as succintly as my skills permit. My two simple questions (that I have also asked you on Twitter) are:
- How long has it been that you have been registered on NDNC registry?
- What's been the response post the 45 day period of registering on the NDNC registry?
Based on the above self-answer to my questions, it definitely is evident that you are either not aware of the NDNC Registry process or have decided to turn a blind eye to those to write what in normal journalism consumer parlance would be called a sensational and hard-hitting article or you really have a problem. But considering my empirical tests; the probability of the third option is very low. Also, that brings me to a separate question; when you received TUCC, how many times have you taken the effort to complain to your telecom operator regarding this (that is after the normal 45 day stipulated period of NDNC registration)?
I would have much appreciated that along with the articles that you published; which, though a little self-gratifying are fine and acceptable in the normal course of freedom of speech. However, it would have been much more constructive had you participated in the Consultative Paper process and the Open House kept thereafter by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India. As did another gentleman from the fourth estate, who did give very pertinent inputs. Unfortunately, he is probably not as senior as yourself.
p.s. I still await your feedback on when you regsitered on the NDNC Registry and the outcome (after 45 days).
Saturday, August 14, 2010
- One happy customer is better than ten sales people.
- Stick to the basics, operational excellence, product differentiation and cost leadership.
- Stick to the other basic, hang on; its rosier than you thought.
- Focus! Focus! Focus!
- Love what you do. Your passion reflects in your work.
- Know what you do and say. Stand by your words.
- Rolling your sleeves and getting to the job is the best way of solving the problem.
- Solve your customers' problems like they were your own. If the customer makes money, so do you.
- Focus on your tasks at hand!
- Bite just a little more than what you can chew, not a lot more.
- Build a team and delegate. People want to take ownership; make them grow with you!
- Opportunity knocks...very gently. Got to be alert; got to be wise.
- Be cool!! A calm mind always makes better decisions.
- Serve with a smile; even if on the phone.
- Last but not the least, did I say, Focus?
Sunday, July 25, 2010
Thursday, July 01, 2010
Am I the romantic-coming-out-of-the-closet? Gosh!! Worse still, a plagiarising-romantic-coming-out-of-the-closet!!
Nah, but there's so much to read out there, so much to digest, so much to do. A quiet week in a Buddhist monaestry reading would be the best anti-dote.
But then the thought of the woods being lovely, dark and deep and miles to go before I sleep, a legacy to leave before I retire and pounds to lose before I holiday, all bring me back to reality!!
Of the endless trains of the faithless--of cities fill'd with the foolish;
Of myself forever reproaching myself, (for who more foolish than I, and who more faithless?)
Of eyes that vainly crave the light--of the objects mean--of the struggle ever renew'd;
Of the poor results of all--of the plodding and sordid crowds I see around me;
Of the empty and useless years of the rest--with the rest me intertwined;
The question, O me! so sad, recurring--What good amid these, O me, O life?
That you are here--that life exists, and identity;
That the powerful play goes on, and you will contribute a verse.
How pessimistic it sounds right in the beginning. And then till one gets to the answer and suddenly the thought changes.
So the verse and so life. It keeps getting tough, weary, frustrating and what not. But persistence and self-belief are the keys.
Wednesday, June 30, 2010
- Give people more than they expect and do it cheerfully.
- Marry a man/woman you love to talk to. As you get older, their conversational skills will be as important as any other.
- Don't believe all you hear, spend all you have or sleep all you want.
- When you say, 'I love you,' mean it.
- When you say, 'I'm sorry,' look the person in the eye.
- Be engaged at least six months before you get married.
- Believe in love at first sight.
- Never laugh at anyone's dreams. People who don't have dreams don't have much.
- Love deeply and passionately. You might get hurt but it's the only way to live life completely.
- In disagreements, fight fairly. No name calling.
- Don't judge people by their relatives.
- Talk slowly but think quickly.
- When someone asks you a question you don't want to answer, smile and ask, 'Why do you want to know?'
- Remember that great love and great achievements involve great risk.
- Say 'bless you' when you hear someone sneeze.
- When you lose, don't lose the lesson.
- Remember the three R's: Respect for self; Respect for others; and Responsibility for all your actions.
- Don't let a little dispute injure a great friendship.
- When you realize you've made a mistake, take immediate steps to correct it.
- Smile when picking up the phone. The caller will hear it in your voice
- Spend some time alone.
Friday, May 28, 2010
And about people who bathe before shaving they are scathing.
While those who bathe before shaving,
Well, they imply that those who shave before bathing are misbehaving.
Suppose you shave before bathing,
well the advantage is that you don't have to make a special job of washing the lather afterwards,
it just floats off with the rest of your accumulations in the tub.
But the disadvantage is that before bathing you skin is hard
and dry and your beard confronts the razor like a grizzly bear defending its cub.
Well then, suppose you bathe before shaving,
well the advantage is that after bathing your skin is soft
and moist and your beard positively begs for the blade.
But the disadvantage is that to get the lather off you have to wash your face all over again at the basin almost immediately after washing in the tub,
which is a duplication of effort that leaves me spotless but dismayed.
The referee reports, gentlemen, that Fate has loaded the dice,
Since your only choice is between walking around all day with a sore chin
or washing your face twice.
So I will now go and get a shave from a smug man in a crisp white coat,
And I will disrupt his smugness by asking him about his private life,
does he bathe before shaving or shave before bathing,
and then I will die either of laughing or of a clean cut throat.