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.

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