Stories worth $haring #2 : Be thankful !

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just another out there !

ginormous#Bethankful

A famous writer was in his study room. He picked up his pen and started writing:

**Last year, I had a surgery and my gall bladder was removed. I had to stay stuck to the bed due to this surgery for a long time.

**The same year I reached the age of 60 years and had to give up my favourite job. I had spent 30 years of my life in this publishing company.

**The same year I experienced the sorrow of the death of my father.

**And in the same year my son failed in his medical exam because he had a car accident. He had to stay in bed at hospital with the cast on for several days. The destruction of car was another loss.

At the end he wrote: Alas! It was such bad year!!

When the writer’s wife entered the room, she found he husband…

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Pune Diaries #1: Encounter with a traffic cop.

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Pune-Logo#My personal experiences.

#Not a fairy tale. Simple.

#An encounter with a traffic police.

It was a saturday afternoon, I remember. On one of the busiest and narrowest roads in the insides of City, I was driving my bike. It was somewhere near the famous Dagru shet temple, when I was whistled by a traffic policeman. I had recently joined a multinational in pune after my graduation, and so was new to the place back then. It was 2013, somewhere in the first quarter I guess.

He was a rather short guy, in thick lenses & in his late 50’s, with over bulging body curvatures. He shouted something in marathi with directioning of hands. I gauged by his expression, he was instructing to stop my bike on the sides.

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Stories worth $haring #4 : The birth of a Lamborghini

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ginormous#A Tractor maker’s advice

#Automobili Lamborghini

Once, there lived a boy in Italy named Ferrucio. Born to grape farmers in the Emilia-Romagna region, he was always more interested in the machines involved in farming rather than the activity itself. The family wasn’t exactly well off, but owing to his tremendous mechanical knowhow, he started manufacturing tractors; the business took off and made him a wealthy person indeed.

One day he decided to buy a Ferrari, a high powered sports car, to celebrate his success. It was early 60’s then.

He was the owner of a Ferrari now but noticed that Ferrari’s cars had inferior clutches, and he was also not too happy with their after sales service. He thought that it could be better and more than that, he thought he knew how to make it better.

So like a loyal Ferrari customer he went to the owner himself, Mr. Enzo Ferrari, with the hope of bringing these flaws to the great man’s attention.

He told him that he liked the Ferrari he had purchased but he had some suggestions on how to make it even better.

However, Ferrari was too arrogant. Enzo Ferrari looked at him and told him, he didn’t need a tractor owner’s advice to make high class sports cars.

Humiliated and Insulted, Ferrucio left the office, but decided to make better sports Cars. And in next four decades what he did is a history. That was how the Lamborghini brand of sports cars was born.

Ferrucio’s last name was Lamborghini.

Today, Lamborghini sports cars are much stronger, costlier and way better than Ferrari.

The sole reason of shifting his business from farm vehicles to super-power cars was Enzo Ferrari’s undermining words, “you stick to tractors and let me build sports cars.

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In search of the lost ethical TATA values !

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#The truth behind the TCS Layoff’s !

Listen to the below clip. Its an audio excerpt of a discussion between HR officials and an employee, who is getting fired from TCS with all the blatant lies and somehow managed to record it.

Simply click on the play button ! Its not an advertisement.

So far this great company, TCS, had managed to maintain the decorum of the firing process, trying to justify the scenario in all the possible ways.

We all are aware of firing-and-hiring process going all over the country in TCS. It seems the entire world knows it by now. The rough estimates suggest the figures at 15 – 20k at the firing side and on the same budget hiring around half a lakhs, as simple as that.

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Under promise, Over deliver.

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12:23 PM, A Wednesday Afternoon.

“Sure Sir, I will get the document ready by 4 PM today.” The boss raised his eyebrows when you somehow managed to deliver by 04:30 PM, giving you a petty look.

 

11:30 AM, Another Friday Morning.

“Make sure you deliver this by Monday morning. The client needs it asap.”

“Sir, its a tough time. Make it Thursday please. It won’t be possible by Monday anyway.”

“Alright. Thursday morning. Done.” And you submitted the work by Tuesday itself. Well appreciated indeed !

 

A promise is a debt, actually.

Its all about expectations, isn’t it. Haven’t you gone nuts when you received a parcel just two days before than expected ? You actually tend to go nuts.

My sister received a parcel a couple of days ago, slightly before than the expected delivery date. She went crazy. Forget about the product quality or anything, it seemed like its delivery was all everyone cared about. This is how this concept really works.

Most online majors excel in this strategy. Be it Flipkart, Snapdeal or any other online sellers per say.

For a moment, it hardly matters if its just crap on the insides. All that matters is punctuality and packing of the product, losing the sight of the bigger picture.

When we settle down for something, we accept that to be finished with that stipulate time frame. That becomes a no-big-deal. It’s expected out of you. And when one gets what he or she had expected, the efforts of the person standing other than the receiver’s end, ways out to drains.

In my opinion, its best to honestly make a commitment to someone, and try to fit into the estimated timeframe. And most importantly, on the other hand, to appreciate what someone is willing to offer. If you fit in the original timeframe, you will be a Hero.

There might be different set of opinions on this.

Share your thoughts !

#If you want a satisfied client, always under promise and over deliver.

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Stories worth $haring #3 : Realities of Job

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ginormous#Fictitious

#Well, this is the reality. For those taking up a job !

One day while walking down the street a highly successful Human Resources Manager was tragically hit by a bus and she died. Her soul arrived up in heaven where she was met at the Pearly Gates by St. Peter himself.

“Welcome to Heaven” said St. Peter. “Before you get settled in though, it seems we have a problem. You see, strangely enough, we’ve never once had a Human Resources Manager make it this far and we’re not really sure what to do with you.”

“No problem, just let me in,” said the woman.

“Well, I’d like to, but I have higher orders. What we’re going to do is let you have a day in Hell and a day in Heaven and then you can choose whichever one you want to spend an eternity in.”

“Actually, I think I’ve made up my mind, I prefer to stay in Heaven”, said the woman.

“Sorry, we have rules.”

And with that St. Peter put the executive in an elevator and it went down-down-down to hell.

The doors opened and she found herself stepping out onto the putting green of a beautiful golf course. In the distance was a country club and standing in front of her were all her friends – fellow executives that she had worked with and they were well dressed in evening gowns and cheering for her. They ran up and kissed her on both cheeks and they talked about old times. They played an excellent round of golf and at night went to the country club where she enjoyed an excellent steak and lobster dinner.

She met the Devil who was actually a really nice guy (kind Sof cute) and she had a great time telling jokes and dancing. She was having such a good time that before she knew it, it was time to leave. Everybody shook her hand and waved goodbye as she got on the elevator.

The elevator went up-up-up and opened back up at the Pearly Gates and found St. Peter waiting for her.

“Now it’s time to spend a day in heaven,” he said. So she spent the next 24 hours lounging around on clouds and playing the harp and singing. She had great time and before she knew it her 24 hours were up and St. Peter came and got her.

“So, you’ve spent a day in hell and you’ve spent a day in heaven. Now you must choose your eternity,”

The woman paused for a second and then replied, “Well, I never thought I’d say this, I mean, Heaven has been really great and all, but I think I had a better time in Hell.”

So St. Peter escorted her to the elevator and again she went down-down-down back to Hell.

When the doors of the elevator opened she found herself standing in a desolate wasteland covered in garbage and filth. She saw her friends were dressed in rags and were picking up the garbage and putting it in sacks.

The Devil came up to her and put his arm around her.

“I don’t understand,” stammered the woman, “yesterday I was here and there was a golf course and a country club and we ate lobster and we danced and had a great time. Now all there is a wasteland of garbage and all my friends look miserable.”

The Devil looked at her smiled and exhaled,

 

Yesterday we were recruiting you, today you’re an Employee“.

Banning the movie PK – In the face of Religion.

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While the most anticipated movie of the year is still driving the box office, the controversy which it bagged, makes it more popular to be watched once. Be it a pessimist, optimist or a skeptic. I watched it and am still trying to figure out what is there in the movie which attracts protest. PK, banned or not, there’s one thing which is for sure. The uproar will rule public memories and hearts before being swept away like any other controversy-cum-protest that this country courts almost every now and then.

Yes, it should be banned. Why not ? For it showed us a MIRROR. For it forced us to storm out of our blind faiths. For it tried to restore our faiths in humanity above religion. For it questions our dogmatic lifestyle & tries to alter it. For the simple fact that we are not able to digest our naked truths when presented on display. Afterall, it tried to open our eyes and we are not able to handle the light getting inside our cozy eyes.

We Indians have always have a space for a foul cry in the name of religion. Well, for most of us. Our stand of religion or our religious sentiments are like over inflated water balloons. They distort anyway, doesn’t matter howsoever delicately someone tries to handle it. It is destined to burn down ones’ hand who tries to hold it, or even touch it for that matter. For one who tries to play with, its catastrophic consequences leads to the homicide of the masses. This is what we have made religion out of us.

First, we made religion. Afterwards, religion made all of us. This is one of the greatest ironies today.

Our priests have a firm belief in them being the messengers of God. Interestingly, entire public affirms their faith and worships them in the face of God.  They have always befooled us with the so called Darr-ka-business and we are even letting them too.

We Indians are the official sponsors of our Gods & Goddesses. 

Religion is the only raga here. I don’t think religion tells us to vandalise theatres, or to break framed glasses & burn posters. Neither it says to worshipping stones. We have a great affinity with stones. We use to worship a few of them, others to pelt at one another, nonetheless some are also used to carve out our living room floors. We are still busy in finding our creators in temples and mosques, while they reside in our hearts I would say. Apparently, we worship stones & statues and kill humans. Sadly, all, in the name of religion.

We are educated enough to understand what religion all about. I believe its all about having hope and faith in mother nature or in our creators per say, and finding a way to regain our peace of mind, if lost at any point of time in our lives.

I firmly believe that PK is an amazing work by Aamir Khan and Rajkumar Hirani, along with their entire crew. Keep up the good work, Guys ! Now, its our nation and society which needs to acknowledge and accept it. Lest, we can protest and continue burning posters of Aamir and Hirani Saab, absconding the motives behind the work. Afterall, no good deed goes unpunished.

“Inside a library, GITA and QURAN never fight. Those who fight over them are ironically the ones who have never read any of them.”

P.S.: This writeup has no intention to hurt anyone’s sentiments. These are one’s personal views and can subject to differences.

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Stories worth $haring #2 : Be thankful !

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ginormous#Bethankful

A famous writer was in his study room. He picked up his pen and started writing:

 

**Last year, I had a surgery and my gall bladder was removed. I had to stay stuck to the bed due to this surgery for a long time.

**The same year I reached the age of 60 years and had to give up my favourite job. I had spent 30 years of my life in this publishing company.

**The same year I experienced the sorrow of the death of my father.

**And in the same year my son failed in his medical exam because he had a car accident. He had to stay in bed at hospital with the cast on for several days. The destruction of car was another loss.

At the end he wrote: Alas! It was such bad year!!

 

When the writer’s wife entered the room, she found he husband looking sad lost in his thoughts. From behind his back she read what was written on the paper.

She left the room silently and came back with another paper and placed it on side of her husband’s writing.

 

When the writer saw this paper, he found this written on it:

**Last year I finally got rid of my gall bladder due to which I had spent years in pain.

**I turned 60 with sound health and got retired from my job. Now I can utilize my time to write something better with more focus and peace.

**The same year my father, at the age of 95, without depending on anyone or without any critical condition met his Creator.

**The same year, God blessed my son with a new life. My car was destroyed but my son stayed alive without getting any disability.

 

At the end she wrote:

This year was an immense blessing of God and it passed well!!

See!! The same incidents but different viewpoints. If we ponder with this viewpoint that what could have happened more, we would truly become thankful to the Almighty.

 

Moral : In daily lives we must see that its not happiness that makes us grateful but gratefulness that makes us happy.

 

There is always, always, always something to be thankful for besides new highs for the market

Stay Blessed!!