Your Thinking is Abstract and Sequential
You like to do research and collect lots of information.
The more facts you have, the easier it is for you to learn.
You need to figure things out for yourself and consider all possibilities.
You tend to become an expert in the subjects that you study.
It's difficult for you to work with people who know less than you do.
You aren't a very patient teacher, and you don't like convincing people that you're right.
Saturday, December 20, 2008
You Are a Reluctant Shopper
You really don't enjoy shopping. For you, it's just another chore.
You approach shopping systematically. You research what you're going to buy and come prepared with a list.
Of all the types, you are the most likely to not buy things you don't need.
You try to de-emphasize stuff in your life. You find shopping and buying things to be a rather empty experience.
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
I like silence, I like peace,
Friday, October 24, 2008
Thursday, October 02, 2008
My dear blogging friends are heartily welcome to share such experiences in their precious lives! When the mesmerizing white beauty of the moon falls on the ground and brings peace to everyone on this earth!
- When Peacock opens up its feathers at the very first drop of a rain and dances to the holy tune from the heavens!
When an old mother spends her hours remembering the childhood memories of the twinkle of her eyes, her children; even when her weak eyes can't open up fully to see how they look now!
Sunday, September 28, 2008
My EQ is 113
You usually have it going on emotionally, but roadblocks tend to land hard on you.
On an average day, you're quite happy, together, and content. You live your life well.
Your emotions aren't always stable, but you can go along with the ups and downs pretty well.
You tend to be motivated, energetic, focused, and level headed.
You see the world pretty rationally, and you don't tend to over dramatize things. When things are bad, you know they eventually have to get better.
Thursday, September 18, 2008
I wish you luck in the dew,
Thursday, September 04, 2008
I had done lot of mind mapping before to ensure that i know what exactly i have to cover when & where without using any reading material..
And no wonder, today is 5th September!
Those 4 sessions made me feel as if i met my soul!!
Yes, i came back to give back to the society who gave me so much during my budding years..
I am wondering what will i have to say when one fine day my parents will introduce me to my better half..)
Sunday, August 24, 2008
. Madhurya ke pratimah hain Jo, baste hai mere mann mein voh!
. Radha ke Naath hain yeh murli dharohar, Maa Yashoda ke shaan hain mere gokul manohar!
. Jagannath jee ka rath ho, yah Ram jee ka dhanush baan ho,
. Sai Nath ke neem ke kutiya ho, yah Maa Bhagwati ke bhawan ho,
. Hey Keshav, meri har saans mein aapka he vaas ho!
. Is duniya ke rachayita hain jo, aese Shri Bhagwan ko mera dandhwat pranam !
Govind jai Jai, Gopal Jai Jai! Radha Raman Hari Govind Jai Jai!!!
This is the link of one of my favorite bhajans by Vikram for Lord krishna, whose lyrics and meanings i have pasted below:
A a very beautiful bhajan, sung in the devotional voice of Vikram Hazra of Art of Living foundation, which was founded and formed by Sri Sri Ravinshankar, lovingly and gratefully called as Guruji (One who leads to light), incidentally i remember a quote that had slept through His mouth, from where wisdom flows with the grace and ease, as the waters of the rivers flow.
The quote is, as i remember, 'I am not leading you, I am behind you and pushing you (towards light or consciousness or God or knowledge or whatever one may want to call it.)' For more such pearls of wisdom one might visit Daily Sutras, where one can find short quotes with significant and deep knowledge that can change one's life radically if one ponders only on few of those. These shortest of expressions with the profoundest meanings can are available in different languages like English, Spanish, French, Italian, German, Hindi, Portuguese and Marathi.
Another one which had made an impact on me and sounds so meaningful is that the God is seen and perceived as the father or the loving Mother, if one can see God as child. When the spiritual journey starts, God has to be taken care of as a pregnant mother takes care of her child. Most attention is on the child and everything else is of less importance, which dominated until now, or else the child might be lost. Similarly once the spiritual journey starts if utmost care is not taken and attention start gathering on else, there is a danger of losing the greatest.
This bhajan has some great Sutra within the lyrics of this devotional song, one of the favorite of Vikram Bhaiya as i have herd in most Art of Living Satsangs.
This bhajan points to us that we need the devotion and love like Mira, faith, patience and love like Sabri, immense unconditional love of Gopis, or a love of a Mother (Yashodaji) that can make the God listen and respond instantly.
Below are the lyrics or words or text of the Bhajan
* Achyutam Keshwam, Krishna Damodaram
Ram Narayanam, Janaki Valabham,
Kaun kehate hai Bhagwan atte nahi
tum Meera ke jaisi bulate nahi
Kaun kehate hai Bhagwan khate nahi
Ber Sabri ke jaisi kilate nahi
Kaun kehate hai Bhagwan sote nahi
maa Yashoda ke jaisi sulate nahi
Kaun kehate hai Bhagwan nachte nahi
gopiyonki tara tum nachate nahi
Achyutam Keshwam, Krishna Damodaram
Ram Narayanam, Janaki Valabham,
Monday, August 11, 2008
Tuesday, July 29, 2008
सावन का महीना, पवन करे शोर,
जीया रे झूमे ऐसे, जेसे वन मा नाचे मोर !!!!!!!!!
Last weekend i was in a paradise known as the City Beautiful, to attend one of the most beautiful events of my life....
My college times best buddy, Shailly's wedding.....!
It was so refreshing meeting college time buddies after 5 years, walking on the wide roads, passing by the markets, cinema halls, buildings that defined our 4 years of the college...
Most of my buddies were surprised to see the same smiling Pooja, absolutely no change in her behavior except the fact that she had shed so many pounds!!
Let me share a link first for my friends who wish to know more about Indian weddings:
The Himachal beauties had cast a magic spell everywhere, not just by their mesmerizing looks but also by their extremely hospitable attitude!
Seeing Shailly, it looked as if the Heavens had come down on earth to bless those auspicious moments...
It was heartening to visit a complete Indian wedding after almost an year, something that i had been longing for ever since i had left for Germany!
I looked so excited at all the ceremonies, the Jaymala and Agni-Phera ceremonies really touched my heart..
I will always remember those joyous moments i spent with dear Aunty, (Bride's mother); the moments that made me realize how special a daughter means to her mother.. How in her daughter's happiness she finds all the happiness of the heaven....!
Though i missed her Sangeet ceremony because of leave crunch at my end, i have written a song for those moments whose lyrics i want to share with everyone!
I am sure God will give me many chances to sing this song at many of my dear ones' weddings:
Banno re, Banno re, Pyari se Banno re,
Mummy ke Banno re, Papa ke Banno re!
Dadi ke banno re, Nani ke banno re,
Didi ke banno re, Bhaiya ke banno re!
Mausi ke banno re, chachu ke banno re,
Rishta hai atut yeh, Maa ka sapna sach hua banno re!
Tu hai Hamari re, Hum hai Tumhare re,
Teri rach gayee mehndi banno re, khanki chuddi banno re!
Jab aaye mere ghar, thee nanahi pari yeh banno re,
Ab jaayegi ghar se, dholi mein bethi sayani yeh banno re!
Sajh dhaj ke ghar se jayegi yeh banno re,
Sabse pyaar payegi meri bholi se banno re!
Piya ghar sajayegi ab yeh banno re,
Apne Papa ko bada yaad aayegi, pardesh ja rahi jo yeh banno re!
Mera mamta ke aanchal tujhe jab pukare yeh banno re,
Daudi chali aayegi yeh banno re!
Naye ghar mein naye rishte nibhayegi yeh banno re,
Apne Dil mein pyar ke deep hamesha jalayegi yeh banno re!
Banno re, Banno re,.. Ladho meri banno re!!!!!
Saturday, July 19, 2008
I was browsing through my thoughts one day when i realized that my blog has beautifully utilized the free server space on blogger.com by trying my best in thanking my dear family members and loving friends for showering their unending mercy on me...
But there are some other great souls in my life whom i've badly failed to thank even once for being so considerate to me while brightening my days without asking for anything in return..!
This post of mine is exclusively dedicated to those strangers who have touched my soul in so many different ways. i may not be able to recall all but my heart surely owes a lot to them'''
1. My first thanks to the young boy working at the grocery store who delivers me mineral water container at my doorstep at the blink of a phone call..Thank you so much Mr. ...wish i had asked your name earlier..(
2. My second thanks to the PC expert in the office who always responds to my request whenever my office PC starts troubling in the middle of all deadlines.. My satisfactory office ratings would not have been possible without your timely help!
3. My third thanks to my landlady who keeps on pinging me whenever she foresees any trouble like electricity cuts, water shortage, community strikes so that i have sufficient time to plan for the day ahead!
4. My fourth thanks to the maid in my office who is always more than willing to drop a water bottle at my desk so that i don't feel de-hydrated in such a humid weather of Gurgaon, God bless you my dear!
5. My fifth thanks to the traffic police standing at the junctions in such a hot & polluted environment to regulate the huge traffic flow..great job dudes!!
6. My sixth thanks to the security guards who safeguard our vehicles at night in a city where the crime rate has already touched the peaks, and give away their comfort so that we can manage to have some peace of mind!
7. My seventh thanks to our old clients who do not fail to distribute excellence awards to their ex-team after getting delayed success from the IT products we worked upon!
8. My eighth thanks to the cognitive minds who help me trace my path on the road when i see myself lost because of my poor direction sense..!
9. My ninth thanks to the great singers and lyricists whose music we relish listening while traversing long distances on the road...Your music makes the long distances look so short and enjoyable..
10. Last but never the least, my heartfelt thanks to those blog visitors of mine who surely help me maintain a mysterious smile on my face, for they keep on hitting Avant Garde so often but never wish to connect to me directly..Thanks a ton for being such a vital though silent member of my blogosphere...I surely wish to connect to them much more, for they can surely help me improve my weak areas...
.. Google, Moutain View
... VSNL, Bhubneshwar
... Reliance, Meerut
... ABTS-DSL, Bangalore
... BT-Central Plus, London
... Toyota Motors, Chula Vista
... Reliance, Dubai
... Verizon, New York
... Videotron, Quebec
... I2 tech, Dallas
... Hewitt, Lincolnshire
... NIB, Jaipur
... Google, New York
... At&t, Chicago
... At&t, LA
... ADSL, Utrecht
... Shankars Emporium, Singapore
... UPC, Vienna
... Telus, Calgary
... Comcast cable, Michigan
... University of Wisconsin
... Bharti Televentures, Bhopal
... Bsky-B, UK
... Pakistan Telecommunication, Karachi
... Qwest Communications, Illinois
... Sify limited, Calcutta
... At&t, San Francisco
I may've failed to acknowledge some more of my anonymous friends, but one thing is for sure,
We all breathe in the same air,
walk on the same earth,
share the same kind of ups and downs of life cycle,
feel the same compassion for the not so privileged souls,
work on the same 1-9 numerals, A-Z alphabets,
remain ever hooked to Google and Yahoo technologies...
and at the top of everything..
have the same heartbeat running in our hearts...
which if not consciously but surely at a sub-conscious level,
tunes to the same unique omni-present loving God..
Sunday, June 29, 2008
One fine day i heard a voice,
My angel's birthday was coming from all sides...
I packed my bags, was all set to leave for my friends house..
I cried in excitement, my joy knew no bounds...
I stumbled on the way, bruised my feet..
Thought of taking a nap on the soft grass of wheat...
I got up late..was shocked to see i missed the train..
But my heart was pure..my heart still vibrated the same..
With all my mind, i found an easy way to her house..
I prayed to God and pressed the mercy bell in the church town..
Oh God i realized something great..
I missed the gift at the place i slept..
I cried till my tears found no place to go..
Walking fast, there I saw my friend on the door..
She was in a frock dressed in shades of purple and blue,
She kissed me and invited me to her venue so loving and pure..
We cut the cake and sang the bday song..
We danced till 1 at night and shared all that needed to be told..
She showed me her pics,
she looked awesome whatever she tried..
She sprinked in a magic so fragrant and dear,
I thought for a moment was that magic s a symbol of my love for her..
I knew it was time to confess,
With despair on my lips, i started pouring out my fear:
Amy Dear, i have something to say,
I had brought a gift for you, which i lost on the way..
I should have wished you 3 days back,
But i stumbled so many times on my way..
Wish i could cut my heart and show..
Forever in my heart, I cherish your love ..
You are my sweetest angel this life could ever give to me,
I adore this friendship very much like i adore God..
Please be my friend howsoever forgetful & bad i might be..
For you are one of the beautiful souls, i always wish to be connected with..
Amy cried in pain and wiped off my tears..
She embraced me with all her love and told me the truth..
"You are my rose, just like I am yours..
Our heart chords have a connection, forever strengthened by love and hope..!
This friendship started centuries back,.. gonna stay for many more years to come,
Live every moment that God gave & believe in the magic of frdship as long as you live.."
Hearing such sweet words from Amy’s mouth..
Hearing such sweet words from Amy’s mouth..
I was relieved and opened my eyes....
There I saw, it was time to leave for the office..
Amy Dear, I wished you Happy Bday in my dreams..
Hope you have moments ahead full of life..
May God bless you this year everything you have wished and worked for..!!!
Belated Happy Birthday my Amy!!
Thursday, June 26, 2008
In my childhood days, i had seen a lot of smiles getting exchanged over the figure 101.
A hundred rupee note clubbed with a 1 rupee coin, wrapped in a beautiful envelope with Lord Ganesh in the background, was considered a perfect gift item during weddings, birth ceremonies, anniversaries, visit at grandparents' place!!
Last Sunday, i happened to come across one of my childhood favorite novel, "Great Expectations" by Charles Dickens, compiled in easy language by S.E. Paces.
Guess, what used to be the price of the book say 1.5 decades back ..INR 6..) I've always believed this to be the Dicken's best creations.. I liked the way he invented so many characters especially the terrifying and later benevolent convict, how Pip was initially attracted to flamboyant characters, how his deprived childhood made him feel thirsty for love & care from the surroundings..
When i used to read these short stories, i had absolutely no idea that in times to come writing would be one of my favorite pastimes..Today, when i heartily post my 101 post on my blog, i find no words to thank my dear blogging friends for their immense love and support..I used to be a weak student in Geography..( i was better in History..) but my stat counter tool has helped me remember the flags of so many countries, which make me proudly feel that i value this passion of mine quite a lot!!Because of my father's transferable job, i have been through many a schools, mainly DAVs who teach their kids not to believe in idol worship..Contrastingly, i've been born in a very religious family, infact we've a mini temple in our home..In my childhood days, i had a tough time understanding what to follow, the realization that God is one and puerile devotion towards any is the key came quite late to me!!
Today i am such an ardent devotee of Lordess Saraswati, that almost everything i do from reciting a prayer before driving to praying before publishing a post i recite a shloka, the English translation of the same i've given below:
"May Goddess Saraswati, who is fair like the jasmine-colored moon, and whose pure white garland is like frosty dew drops; who is adorned in radiant white attire, on whose beautiful arm rests the veena, and whose throne is a white lotus; who is surrounded and respected by the Gods, protect me. May you fully remove my lethargy, sluggishness, and ignorance."
In this blogging journey of mine, i faced many a stumbling blocks, i dreamt big & beautiful, i screamed out lot when things dint work well, love & hatred co-existed in my mind, i smiled, i cried, i thought that i moved up and then again moved down, i loved this world...
I re-gained my confidence, i rolled down the ravine, i walked, i learnt how to walk better till i died.. i re-collected my breath..walked some steps further until i again died.....this went on until i realized that the real way of dealing with life is to live its every moment..come what may!!
After the realization, i prayed, i tired my best but still filled myself with emotions of envy and pride, i cursed myself for feeling jealous of people in a position better than mine..
I tried to copy the way of life from everyone who passed by my side, until i realized that everyone is born to be unique, i can never be comfortable in any other's shoes,..for only i can design what my mind likes..!
For life is not what we think of it,
Life is what we make it gradually..!
Sunday, June 22, 2008
I spent quality time pondering over each of these thoughts and experienced a lot of peace inside!!
21. Spiritual Blossoming simply means being happy in all dimensions with yourself and with everything around you.
22. We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.
23. Hang around with positive people who are actually aware of things you do and care what you have done.
Monday, June 09, 2008
I experience value for money while consuming the food supplied in the cafeteria.
House-keeping services are adequately available over the working weekend, without any botheration at the employee’s end.
Enough recreation opportunities are provided after the project completion.
My visitors are treated nicely within the allowed office premises.
No forceful donations are deducted from my salary, in case I am unable to contribute for an employee in an urgent monetary need.
The ATM services for all the leading banks are evenly spread across all the company premises, also there is sufficient cash to withdraw at any point of time.
There is a separate smoking zone for smokers and action is taken against defaulters, also proper measures are taken to prevent fire breakage.
Proper lighting arrangements and temperature control services are provided on a regular basis.
In case of an unforeseen emergency, my team mates are ready to provide me immediate possible help and empathize with me till the situation is back to normal.
b) I care for my workplace:
I actively participate in the company wide surveys.
I ensure that I take only the desired quantity of food in my plate in the cafeteria with the least possible leftovers.
I try my best to create a friendly environment for the new joinee in my team.
I understand that the cab services are solely for the official use, not to be misused for non-official commuting purposes.
I shut down my PC over the non-working weekend to contribute towards having less electricity cuts.
I actively participate in the social events like blood donation camps, aimed at fulfilling social obligations of the company towards the society.
I understand that the internet usage is mainly aimed at providing project related help and should not be misused beyond the agreed company-wide limit.
I understand that timesheets should be regularly submitted as they are directly linked to the project’s financial and performance statistics.
I follow the proper code of conduct while dealing with Aricent employees like my project members, security personal, bus drivers and cafeteria staff.
In case of change of work-place, I ensure that I inform/handover the drawer keys/lab access
cards to the plot secretary, and do not leave any personal belongings.
Your life is totally together, and you enjoy every day.
And you don't need a quiz to tell you that!
You know how to find pleasure in the little things...
And even when life isn't so great, you have a good sense of perspective.