Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Help will always be given at Hogwarts to those who ask for it

You know, there are these quotes from Harry Potter that have actually become so close to our heart. We know them like we know to breathe and they come to us as easy as breathing does. And yet sometimes these quotes are the ones that surprise us the most.

Some while back, I did a stupid mistake in office. And it would have had a huge impact. (God, even though my boss knows about this, please don't let him read this blogpost ever!!) Anyways, the moment I realized what I did (which was a moment after doing it)... I officially freaked out! I was so scared and my hands started to tremble.. even if I wanted to type, I couldn't get my hands to be steady.

Biggest of the issues was, Ram, one office colleague who knows everything and is the superman (he would prefer batman) who comes to rescue... was on leave. And not just leave... he was in a different continent altogether. But when I do something stupid, he always helps me and now he wasn't here only. Still as with my first instinct, I whatsapped him. I told him what I did and he was cool about it.

What I didn't realize till then was... while Ram was on leave... his friend had come and was sitting there on Ram's seat (beside me). While I was texting Ram and freaking out, he had taken the control over my system and set to work.. he was helping me without even being asked to. It was like he was God sent at that moment.
By the time I regained my senses... he had already done most of the damage control. He didn't even let me tell anyone to prevent me from getting scolded and then he was also going to do something more so that it doesn't even get detected...

When Ram returned... I was telling him about this incident.. and he just quoted the subject line to me... to be honest, I know this quote by heart but while all this happened,  I didn't even think of it for a moment... and here Ram knew I am a HP fan and he said it so simply that it sounded like the most obvious thing...

Funny na!! That day I felt a little closer to Harry Potter and thanks to someone who isn't as big a fan as I claim myself to be...

Miracle of the Day : October 26th, 2015

Tujh mein rab dikhta hai
yaara main kya karun ?

I have no idea whether I am really deep in admiration and love with you or I am reading and watching a lot of spiritual and religious things but according to something I read/saw, every human has a God within... and the ultimate height a human can reach is, finding that God in yourself as well as others.

Another thing before I write this blog, since I mending my fences with Lord Ram, I am reading/seeing a lot of information about him. I am really even admiring whatever new I learn. Recently, I learned that Lord Ram always had a smile on his face - a mild smile that was a reflection of him knowing everything... of him being like an Ocean, taking in everything, becoming greater with each drop and making the drop greater as well. There are still a lot of things about Lord Ram that I am yet to understand and even more that I am to know but this particular thing, touched my heart the most.

Today, something weird happened. I dont know if it happened or just some chemical locha in my head.
I was feeling angry on myself. I made a mistake and it was a carelessness than a mistake. Something that I could have easily avoided.
So now this guy, who I call Ram (I have blogged about him earlier)... decides to come and ask me what is the matter. To be quite honest, the way he asked today, he has never asked earlier... so it wasnt something that I expected. Also, lately, I have put him through a lot of things. I didnt even expect him to ask. But then, this is something that he has always done. No matter how much I hurt him or no matter how many problems he has of his own, he would always come to my rescue. I dont understand how he does that every single time, but he does. This is something that I always respected in him.

Well today, I was upset but while talking to me, there were so many times when he was laughing. I didnt even know why we were having the conversation. I was so deep in my own thoughts that I wasnt even listening to him completely. Whatever he was saying, I was just replying to it. I even asked him why are we having this conversation.
The moments that he was laughing, he was actually suppressing a laughter, which resulted in him smiling.

I dont know why, but everytime I saw him smile today, I swear I saw Lord Ram in him. It was my obsession with Lord Ram, me calling him Ram or some chemical locha in my brain, but it was not a momentary thing or a mirage to a distressed mind. I saw it everytime he smiled.

I do believe that God resides in all of us, maybe in him, it is Lord Ram. And it was so evident, that I was forced to bow my head to the mightiest of the rulers and the just most leader.

My Ram and Lord Ram
I dont know what I saw, but seeing God, not only made a human divine to me but also elevated me as a mere mortal. Seeing God doesnt happen everyday and certainly doesnt happen with everyone.
Thank You

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Sarabhai Vs Sarabhai : Remembering Maya

The very thing that you are here and spending your time reading this post, proves that you are a fan of the show. And quite honestly, who doesnt like Sarabhai vs Sarabhai? It just takes one look of the show and you fall in love with it!

and the best of all.......

Monday, July 13, 2015

Fairytale Come True

Fairytales don't always mean the princess and the Prince and their happily ever after. So don't expect that in this blog post. Fairytales are about believing. They are about selflessness. To keep others above you. To see the world as a beautiful place and to make the world a beautiful place.
Recently I have had my own miracle... but then you would think that if it is just a miracle, why isn't it in Miracle of the Day like all other miracles? Because the miracle is there in my life for sometime now and it won't just leave.
Before I say something more, let me tell you that I am a very difficult person to be with. There is no easy day with me. Everyday is a new story... a new challenge. Frankly, I have started liking life this way. This is much better than a dull and monotonous day.
So people who stick around... I know I should treasure always!! And I also know that it might be difficult for me but it is worse for them...
So well... here enters the protagonist... on whom this Blog post is based. Let's call him Ram, I like to call him that.
The first time I got to know that such a person existed was when I joined my first project in the company. It took like two weeks for anything to begin. I didn't have a system to work and every one was busy with theirs... And then the girl mentoring me asked me to call Ram as he comes in the noon shift and I could use his system in the mornings. I dialled, Ram didn't answer. Then she asked me to call another new joined to the project. He would usually use Ram's machine in his absence. I called the second guy and he picked up and told me the details.
But working for the first time was confusing... so I kept calling the second guy. After a while, Ram called and I told him the entire story. He sounded very serious and since then, I confess, I have been scared of him. Then I remember being so confused calling one by the name of another.
Well then our office building shifted. My number of days in the team grew. The second guy got his own system. So officially, I were to use Ram's system in his absence. Work was given to me and I became an alarm clock.
Every morning at 9, I would call Ram and speak the usual line "Good Morning Ram. Could you tell me your id." Well the id is something like otp that he would only have.
Initially, I remember, I would tell him the same thing over and over again... story that I don't have a system and I need to do this, so could I use your system...?... now, that I look to it... it was damn funny. Don't know his part of the story though.
Some days he would wait for me to repeat the whole story, greet me back and then give the id. Some days he would just say the id as soon as he picked the call. Most days were in between. Some days he would be awakened by my call. Everyday I would think over how he had responded. That became a part of my routine.
He would come for his noon shift, I would tell him what all I was doing. Usually, what I did was nothing compared to what he would do but yet, he would sit there with all the attention and listen.
Quite a few days he would come with this grim expression. He wouldn't talk to anyone and neither greet. Those were the days that made me run out of the seat at his mere sight.
Slowly, I came to talk to Ram. But thanks to his grim expressions, I was so scared to talk to him that I would hardly speak. I would ask questions by mere nodding, if that was possible.
But he knew everything! I even call him that now that I have started speaking in front of him. Anti(Jon Snow). Well this is a joke he would appreciate better.
So back to the topic that he knew everything. How can someone know everything? Initially, I was even convinced that he is a robot. Usually in that grim expression and knowing everything. It was difficult to believe him to be a mere mortal.
Back to... he knew everything. And the most amazing and at times irritating quality of his is that he would repeat the same thing a thousand times, with the same dedication and willingness and patience. He would help you a million times if you ask for it. Even if he is working, he would find all the time in the world to help you out and complete his work as well.
Okay... more of thisd topic later.
Then my mentor left. She went to onsite. There were all others who could help but no one would help the same way. So I started asking him. And he would help. Slowly, he would tell me other tasks too. He would ask my report. But during all this, I never stopped being scared. I was more scared of him than I was of my TL. But all in all, he is a good man. A wonderful person.
I used to joke that whenever anyone would have a question... people would call out to Ram like people call out to Spiderman.. Spiderman... Spiderman...  And Ram would go there whizzing invisible threads from his hand to help the damsel or dude in need.
Then something changed! We had to give weekend support. There were issues that I didn't understand and people who came with me, would neglect. So I would whatsapp Ram. All professional!
Then something more changed. One day after 12am.. he asked if he can call me...
Of course he can call me.. he is an electronics engineer, I am sure he knows how to call. Sorry, it was a feeble attempt at humour. But well, that was my thought then.
And there is another little thing that changed... he was missing having friends! Somehow I found that out. Sorry can't tell for if he ever read this blog post.. remember, I am scared!!
We started talking.. all rubbish! And he became a friend.
No matter how difficult the situation was... but the most difficult it became, stronger he held on. He wouldn't let me have a bad day. He would stand by all my week moments... maybe professional or personal. 

Sometimes, I really like to look back to how I actually met him and wouldnt believe it myself. Sometimes, I think for the two weeks that I was in the old office, I dont recall seeing him even once. And now, I need to see him once to know how he is or vice versa :P
I can't write them all. There are not enough words to tell how important he is for me.
But every time I think of this whole thing... all I can think of is

Updated :
I would dedicate a million songs... but there is just one line that I can think of whenever I think of this person...

"Meri nazar mei jadd gaya...
Rutbe mein wohh aur badh gaya!"

 Life is just so unpredictable.. we find the most important things when we are not even looking...

And when I think of him... I don't believe he is real. Someone so nice can't be real. I just know, I am blessed!
And I believe that he is too good to be human... he has to be my Fairy GodMother :)

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Coolness Redefined

So I have this lady boss at work.. let's call her G.. for that is what I call her. Now, there are two reasons why I call her G..
1. Her name starts with the alphabet and her name is pretty long. G is short, simple, sweet and happening.
2. The happening part! She is really cool. I mean she has a small kid who she dotes on completely and yet, i havent seen any frekle on her face. She is always smiling. It's not that she doesn't get angry, she does. She even fights valiantly when she has a reason to.

She is a team lead and it is usually her team that gets the most work and also the work that no one has a clue about. As in New work. She talks about the new business requirements as if they are so obvious. Like she would have known forever that those would come. And the best past is, she doesn't rely on anyone for this. Even after being a team lead, she would sit beside a fresher like me and share my workload. And the knowledge and dedication that she shows in the process is worth millions.

Then like I mentioned, she has a small kid (around 2 years of age). Now kids that age require constant companionship of their mothers and yet I haven't seen her say no or hesitate if she has to put in extra time. Instead, even from home, she constantly keeps on call her team members to make them assured that even if she is not present, she is with them.
Even when her son was sick, she came to office because that was required of her.
After all this, the way she mentions her son or her husband or plans something with them, is just too adorable.

You know, they say that like a person is at one place, he will be the same at all places... as in our behaviour or our characteristics remain constant. So, after seeing her work, I know she is an equally dedicated homemaker.

To add to all this, she is always the first one to plan a party!

You must be thinking why this post suddenly... no I am not gonna show her or not trying to impress her... but I wish, after a few years, I have a passion like hers... for my work as well as family.

I wish after a long day at work, I plan party with family.

And I wish, no matter what life gets, I could always smile!!!

So, this one ma'am, is dedicated to you!!

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Planting a Tree

I planted two saplings today. We had a plantation drive in our office and it took not more than twenty minutes. All we had to do was, be there, pick a sapling, remove its plastic cover, dig a hole, place the sapling inside, cover the hole with mud and make sure the sapling is watered.
The saplings were already kept there and a few holes were even dug. The office gardeners were already present to water the plants. All that was left was a will.

I mean trees give us oxygen and these particular trees that we were planting were all medicinal plants. They give us a lot more than just oxygen. In return, it just took twenty minutes of my time to plant them. Probably for five minutes for the next couple of days, I would go and check on them. Give them some water in the morning. And its not like that they would complain if i forgot. They would never complain. Even if i ignored them, they would continue to give me life, selflessly.

When I asked a few colleagues of mine to come, they were all worried that it is very hot. They would get a sun stroke... their makeup would ruin, hair might whither... I mean it was just for ten minutes.
Aren't those plants out whole day? I don't see even one of them saying that it is hot today, so no oxygen. They take so much care of ours and we choose to ignore them. The sun that we are fearing, is the same sun whose energy they transform into the food that we eat. The heat that we want to avoid is the same heat which burns them every second of the day.
Sometimes I think the news people should also report how many plants burned due to the heat. Human count won't matter in front of that count.

We were to plant one sapling. They say that a little contribution from every person is sufficient... but I am a human. Someday, I too will be selfish and will forget about them. But then one sapling won't be alone. They will be there for each other. They will support each other. Unlike us humans, they won't do anything for a selfie or an image on instagram. They won't boost about it on Twitter or gather likes on Facebook. They both will stand there, stand high, no matter which season or how hard the circumstance and support each other and support me.

I am already proud of my two little babies.

A little drama is required

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