Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Out of action!!

Friends, I will be out of action for a few more days..
Reasons: No accesss to the NET.. Not even mails
Promise: Will be back soon!!

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Last Day at work - Bittersweet

Today’s my last day at work…
Today is bittersweet.
Clearing my desk, Consolidating my emails and documents.
Days like this always feel weird and sad.
Weird because you’re leaving your base you’ve reinforced so well to a territory somehow unknown and unexplored, sad because you’re leaving behind a load of memories and mainly because you know you’ll be missing the people, you actually were in constant touch most of your days for over 3 years.
I guess it’s always the people you get to know, how they touch your life, the different relationships you build with them, the good times, and even the not so good ones, that gets onto you.
Why did I take this step? Well, I guess, I just felt the time was right to move on, all the omens were right, maybe the stars were in place too or whatever else you believe in.
It just falls into my basic strategy of trying to set clearer goals for myself in life and to take the steps I see necessary to reach them.
Moving on to something else in my life was simply one of those steps.
My time here at this company has had its fair share of frustrating moments. However, the people at this company have always made the work bearable if not enjoyable. Actually, the work itself can be enjoyable – the joy of hunting down the root cause of an issue can be frustrating but solving a problem and uncovering a root cause is an experience equal to watching Cricket Australia decimating Zimbabwe.
I’d like to thank all the teams throughout the network for the great ride. It was great getting to know you all and to get a chance to work with every single one of you. I hope that we’ll get to carry our connect well on into the future.
I’d like to thank 2020 for having me as part of the team. I’m proud of these years that I spent here, the role I had and the work I did. I’m very happy to see the company diversifying especially going Social inturn going on to higher grounds.
I wish you all the best of luck.
Today is bittersweet indeed.....

Life Clock

Clocks slay time... time is dead as long as it is being clicked off by little wheels; only when the clock stops does time come to life. - William Faulkner
Clicked on my Fujifilm Finepix S7000. (Specifications on request)

Monday, February 1, 2010

Ball-Biting Ain’t Cricket

Color blind Pathaan took it for an apple... Tried to chew it!! Mr. Khan Shame Shame!!
Seems like everyone who should have been a role model is becoming a symbol of shame. An endeared sportsman is biting cricket balls to cheat his way to victory.
Yes, that is exactly what he did. With his side on a losing streak, having lost the first four one-day games and well on its way to losing the fifth, Shahid Khan Afridi took the cricket ball and actually started biting it, even as the television camera was squarely focused on him doing so. And why would Shahid Afridi indulge in this illegal, and rather disgusting, form of ball tampering?
Here is his response, in his own words:
I shouldn’t have done it. It just happened. I was trying to help my bowlers and win a match, one match… There is no team in the world that doesn’t tamper with the ball. My methods were wrong. I am embarrassed, I shouldn’t have done it. I just wanted to win us a game but this was the wrong way to do it."
Is he actually missing the point?
Read the statement again: “There is no team in the world that doesn’t tamper with the ball. My methods were wrong.”

What is he trying to saying? That tampering is OK but his “methods” were wrong? Then what would be the “right” method for tampering a cricket ball!
Shahid Afridi, a cricketer so dear to the whole world, indulging in such an activity is unacceptable. He has been slapped with a ban of two international games. Is the punishment enough? The governing bodies should look into the matter and provide sterner punishment.
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