MindTree Memories – Few moments from my Journey of a Lifetime

 

Today marks the end of my journey at MindTree and brings back memories of the days gone by. Though officially its been a little more than 3yrs of my association with the organization but deep in my heart I know, its a relationship that will stay with me for my life. The lessons learnt, the friends made and the memories acquired will give me the strength to face challenges ahead. Though it feels like I have lived a lifetime in the organization, my heart still whispers…”this is not the end…”

“…A Difficult Goodbye but it’s Time for me to FLY… ”

Here are few of the tons of memories I will treasure all my life!

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Lalu’s Love Song for Rabri

 

“Humka Sirf Toehse Pyaar Hai…!!!”

Naaraz kyun ho Jaaneman?
Hum boore(old) par dil abhi bhi jawaan hai.
Pyaar tohka itna kare ki…
Haazir kadmo par hamar naahi, tu ziski bole uski jaan hai!!

Ek tu hi hamar pyaar hai,
Baaki sab toh mulli, fali aur jawaar hai.
Tori figure ka deewana saara Bihar hai,
Humka bus toehse pyaar hai….

Tu jab tambaku chabae hai,
Humka lage bholi bhali gae hai.
Jab bidi ka dhua urae hai,
Aisa lage thandi mai garmi dilae hai!

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Life’s too comfy? Time to break out!

I do believe that I am saying this but saying this while feeling it is for the 1st time. I may sound random in the following paras cause I am just putting down in words whats going on in my head, and let me warn this might not read like a great story. But who cares, I don’t claim to be a writer and neither this piece is meant for literary awards. Its just to share a piece of me, a NOW me..

So before I get too random and you conclude that I am drunk let me tell you what I have realized. “Life should never get too comfortable, too predictable and too happy. When things go your way, they happen the way you meant them to be, they should stop before you reach a point where only they matter. If you do reach that level, time for you to break out!! If you don’t break out, sooner or later life will screw you.”

Since childhood we are taught to always respect what others want & keep others in our life in mind when we make decisions & always do what makes us happy!! But we are too much interested in the bowl of ice-cream kept in front of us to give it a little thought. We just nod our heads and do what seems our birth right(i am talking about the ice-cream), never thinking even once what we are being taught with those treats are so-so contradicting and should have those small *(star)s above them which says conditions apply!

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Bloody Business – Flash Fiction

The job was done. Like always, everything had gone perfect. The contract objective fulfilled, no eyewitnesses or proof left behind. But unlike always, Sam was not rejoicing with Brad. He seemed to be lost in deep thought and disturbed. Finally, Brad had to step up and break the intolerable silence.

“So where should we party tonight?”, Brad asked sending out a puff of cigarette smoke.

Sam gave him a look of disgust and said, “Party? For what? For killing the innocent and laughing at the helpless…”

“Whoa! Whoa! Sammy, chill. This is not the first time we did this. We are contract killers and this is our damn business. And remember business involves no emotions, specially ours! So cool down…and enjoy another success.”

“Success? That women was not in the contract then why her? She was pregnant damn it…”, saying this he shivered and a tear rolled down his cheek, “…and I did not even think twice before pumping that bullet in her.”

“We could not afford to leave an eyewitness back. And anyways, it was her fate man!”, Brad said coolly letting out another puff.

“Then why was her fate destined through my hands? I can’t bear the pain Brad. I want you to…”, he hesitated.

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Solar Eclipse and Food!

So we all witnessed the Solar Eclipse today! Din we?

Well if you are shaking your head in disagreement, then you missed something. I know an eclipse happens every year and its not like you have missed a life-time opportunity. But still think of it in this way, supporting such a thinking process how many eclipses you must have missed in your lifetime.. The simple thing is one should always try and enjoy whatever happens around…

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Solar Eclipse - Demo Pic

Btw…I am loading you with so much of philosophy only because I witnessed the Solar Eclipse this time…and now that I have witnessed it, I will simply ignore the umpteen number of times I have missed it. But that only because its me.. 😛 (I should stop before someone hits me!)

The eclipse looked amazing. The sun was partially covered when I witnessed it but I could see the ring forming. It looked so divine and all of a sudden my imagination took me through several movies where they show an eclipse…I imagined myself standing in the deserts of Egypt…in a different era and the Eclipse will open doors to many a hidden secrets! But it din take me long to come back to reality thanks to the only UV glasses being shared among everyone at my Office! They wanted the glasses…. 🙁

Having lost the chance to go ahead with my imagination I walked away. Well that wasn’t the only reason

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Whats in your BackPack?

“What’s in your BackPack?” – This is what George Clooney questions all in the movie “Up in the Air” and gets himself proved wrong by the end!

Clooney says we carry a lot of weight in our backpacks…house, office, cars, property, etc….so many materialistic things which slows us down and doesn’t let us enjoy the luxuries life can provide. Even worse when we replace these materialistic things with relationships. The backpack gets way heavier…parents, siblings, wife, children, relatives, friends…all in one BackPack makes our life a back-breaking experience!! We should let all this go and live life at our terms. Feel light…live light!
Whats in your Backpack?

As Clooney gets proved how wrong this theory is in terms of people, relationships and life, how he is just another man scared of responsibilities, I realized the “backpack” theory isn’t that wrong afterall.. Its all about what you fill your backpack with…

Stepping away from Clooney, the movie and whatever they wanted to say…here’s my version of the backpack theory..

You have a backpack…now fill this backpack with moments that have caused pain in your life. Fill it up with those people, relationships, memories that have become past and only remind you how wrong things went. Fill it up with all the mins, hours, days lost in crying over it. Time went in asking yourself Why me? Why did this happen? Why didn’t it last? Was it even worth me? Fill it up with the people who have hurt you, broken your trust and taken you for granted. The hours of wait which tended to reap nothing… The tears that never stopped flowing…

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The Perfect Gift – A Short Story

Sitting in my plush office, going through regular data sheets & performance charts, I wasn’t feeling too good. It was not business that was troubling me….

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8.28pm , gleamed the digital clock at my desk. Something was not right. No, it wasn’t the time. This was something that did not happen everyday and I was hoping that everything was fine. The same question kept popping up again and again in my mind, “Why hasn’t dad called today?”

It was not that I enjoyed his calls (which came on a daily basis and that too when I am busy). But then when am I not busy! My business was soaring high and I did not have a minute to spare for anything else. Came office early in the morning and was up working till late. Prachi, my wife, worked as a teacher in a prestigious institution and was out most of the day. Back at home, we had a servant looking after my Dad’s needs.

It was not that I did not Love him. I had taken care of all his requirements. Since his retirement and mom’s death, I have always tried to keep him happy. And I guess I was successful in doing so. Attending his meaning less calls was also a part of the mission. I wanted him to feel that he was important. Wanted him to feel? I mean he is important. I did love him. But it was just his calls, sometimes even thrice a day that irritated me.

His conversation usually started off with “Hi son! What are you doing?” and then was followed by simple household problems like the geyser is not working or the fence needs a new coat of paint. Sometimes, he even discussed sports! India’s current performance in cricket, Sania’s power-swing and how he scored a goal today playing football with kids in the park. I patiently listened to all this and tried to enjoy what he was saying.

why hasnt he called yet

But today was something different. He had not called in even once. Oh! Don’t know why am I thinking so much over this matter. Maybe dad did not have anything interesting to discuss today, which is surprising though.

I thought instead of worrying over this it would be better if I checked my daily mail. I entered my login id and password. Just then the phone rang.

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Nothing up Yet! Y? Read away…

Hi…I am Piyush Agarwal currently @ Bangalore…and finally I did setup wordpress on this web address which I bought 5 months back from another guy who was running a Matrimonial Site on this one!! (how lame!!).. Well whatever, it took me 5months to kick myself into hosting a blog engine…I hope it doesn’t take me long in making a good use of it!! 😛

In short, you must have guessed something about me..

I Am Lazzzzyy….like doing things at my own pace and hate planning!! Also in my conversation I use “…” a lot which does not mean that I do not have clarity of thoughts…but I am used to taking pauses…at the right places..!! 😀

Well…for the time being, by-the-time I get myself into the blog posting mode here, if you are interested in knowing about tech stuff the non-techie way, head to my other blog www.ewebbuddy.com

See you around…and if you can encourage(read as bully) me to get started here…do post a comment! Love meeting new people…so strangers are welcome too.

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