Friday, April 18, 2014

#100HappyDays - Post 5


Continued from #100HappyDays - Post 4

Day 100 - Apr 17


Day 99 - Apr 16 : Someone, somewhere will thank me someday.. Donated blood..


Day 98 - Apr 15


Day 97 - Apr 14


Day 96 - Apr 13 : And had a great time today with @amruthbhat and @geetanjaligg at #HKFoosball


Day 95 - Apr 12


Day 94 - Apr 11


Day 93 - Apr 10


Day 92 - Apr 9


Day 91 - Apr 8


Day 90 - Apr 7


Day 89 - Apr 6


Day 88 - Apr 5


Day 87 - Apr 4


Day 86 - Apr 3


Day 85 - Apr 2 : And a colleague is back from the states..


Day 84 - Apr 1 : Monthly birthday bash in office :-)


Day 83 - Mar 31 : Bibbe upkari, cooka sukhe, kadgi gashi, jeev kadgi phodi and dalitoy #Ugadi


Day 82 - Mar 30


Day 81 - Mar 29


Day 80 - Mar 28


Day 79 - Mar 27


Day 78 - Mar 26 : And an amazing night comes to an end.. Food, drinks and dance


Day 77 - Mar 25


Day 76 - Mar 24


Day 75 - Mar 23 : Thank you Indiblogger and Kotak Mahindra


Day 74 - Mar 22


Day 73 - Mar 21


Day 72 - Mar 20


Day 71 - Mar 19


Tuesday, April 15, 2014

#100HappyDays - Post 4


Continued from #100HappyDays - Post 3

Day 70 - Mar 18


Day 69 - Mar 17


Day 68 - Mar 16 : Happiness is having pizza party with cousins.. One more cousin has moved to Blore


Day 67 - Mar 15


Day 66 - Mar 14


Day 65 - Mar 13


Day 64 - Mar 12 : And back to office after lunch :-P


Day 63 - Mar 11


Day 62 - Mar 10


Day 61 - Mar 9 : Yes we were really hungry :-P nomnomnom


Day 60 - Mar 8


Day 59 - Mar 7


Day 58 - Mar 6


Day 57 - Mar 5


Day 56 - Mar 4


Day 55 - Mar 3


Day 54 - Mar 2 : Happiness is eating.. Actually eating loads :-D


Day 53 - Mar 1 : Happiness is eating Ice Cream :-D


Day 52 - Feb 28 : Monthly birthday bash.. Choco-Mocha cake, samosa chat and coke


Day 51 - Feb 27


Day 50 - Feb 26 : Neer dosa for breakfast


Day 49 - Feb 25 : Fruit of the day - Watermelon


Day 48 - Feb 24


Day 47 - Feb 23 : Happiness is loads of food :-D


Day 46 - Feb 22 : Happiness is sharing #TVShows over a glass of coffee :-) #Tweetup


Day 45 - Feb 21 : Fruit of the day : Grapes.. And it was not sour :-D


Day 44 - Feb 20 : Happiness is eating the first jackfruit of the season


Day 43 - Feb 19 : Happiness is coming home to the awesomeness of MunDakki Upkari (churmuri)


Day 42 - Feb 18


Day 41 - Feb 17


Sunday, February 23, 2014

To quit or not to quit

QY4dqDu-While everyone seems to be worrying about the Whatsapp acquisition by Facebook, there are a whole lot of other people who are worried about their careers. A lot of companies have gone trough the exercise of laying people off in the name of skill re-balance, title inflation, cost cutting and many other fancy words used in the industry. In certain cases, I have heard the actual reason behind the firing was 'not sucking up to their bosses'. In this context, there are a few questions I would like to post, based on the talks I had with my colleagues and few friends working in other organizations.

1) People say "Love your job, not the company". Is it actually possible? Don't they both go hand in hand?

2) What do you do when you see growth opportunity in your company, but at the expense of being a part of the dirty politics? From what I hear, politics is every where, so will changing company actually help?

3) When you are a critical resource to a team and you know that the team cannot afford to lose you, would it be ethical to quit?

4) When you are not given the due appreciation for all the hard-work you do, what do you do? Even Bhagwat Geetha says fulfill your responsibilities and do not worry about the results. How far does it hold good in the corporate world?

5) Survival of the fittest? I remember reading a tweet which said - 'I want to live, not survive'. Needs some serious thought right?

6) With companies taking the layoff route as an acceptable solution, settling in life or living life king size seems to be a risk. So if the worse was to happen, what next?

These questions are just the tip of an iceberg and a whole lot of people in IT would be having them. I just took an initiative to compile them and post them here. Feel free to comment with your thoughts and opinions and if required we can all sit together and discuss it over a cup of coffee :)

Credits : I wrote this post for Coffee Conversations :) The authors there helped in proof reading and editing the post.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

#100HappyDays - Post 3

Continued from... #100HappyDays - Post 2

Day 40 - Feb 16


Day 39 - Feb 15 : Happiness is when you hold your 2 months old cousin and he doesnt cry or pee :-P


Day 38 - Feb 14 : Kota Maligeshwara devasthana rathotsava :-)


Day 37 - Feb 13 : Sweet of the day - Jahangir #SLVTChempi


Day 36 - Feb 12 : Srinivasa Kalyanotsava #SLVTChempi


Day 35 - Feb 11 : Bombe Yakshagana aata (puppet show).. #SLVTChempi Bad clarity of the pic :-(


Day 34 - Feb 10 : Monday blues got a new definition today.. It was truly blue


Day 33 - Feb 09 : Punar-Prathistapana of #SLVTChempi got completed today.. It was nice being a part of it


Day 32 - Feb 08 : Biscuit ambade for breakfast


Day 31 - Feb 07


Day 30 - Feb 06 : Garlic bread


Day 29 - Feb 05 : More junk food :-P


Day 28 - Feb 04


Day 27 - Feb 03


Day 26 - Feb 02


Day 25 - Feb 01 : Meetup.. Eatup..


Day 24 - Jan 31 : Tweetup.. Eatup...


Day 23 - Jan 30


Wednesday, January 29, 2014

#100HappyDays - Post 2

Continued from... #100HappyDays - Post 1

#100HappyDays is a commitment to find atleast one thing per day that made you happy. You can tweet or post a pic with the hashtag telling people what made you happy that day :)
To know more about #100HappyDays visit http://100happydays.com/

Jan 29 - Day 22: [ My Birthday ]




Jan 28 - Day 21:


Jan 27 - Day 20:


Jan 26 - Day 19:




Jan 25 - Day 18:


Jan 24 - Day 17:


Jan 23 - Day 16:


Jan 22 - Day 15:


Jan 21 - Day 14:


Jan 20 - Day 13:


Jan 19 - Day 12: