Soft skills

My effort at writing poetry for a presentation at SISL, Kharghar.

Home to Rome:

Entered a life so new

Our Enthusiasm did brew

Of individuality we knew

But as team we grew.

Complete Business Communication:

Unprepared we came,

Unleashed our talents,

Unbraided our mayhem,

And acquired an enlightenment.

College To Corporate:

Bent upon ways to solving problems,

Learnt a way to welcome problems

Of a road that seemed obscuring

With an action plan became inviting.

Social & Business Etiquette:

A stone which seemed rugged

Turned to gem carved & polished.

Time Management:

Time that whizzed past us

Made our days disastrous

Now with a ‘Do It’ plan

Makes Self Management a Boon.

Creativity & Innovation:

Imagination Breeds Creativity,

Action breeds Innovation

With a spur of energy

Leads to ultimate fascination.

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Mumbai

An experience that i will always cherish.

Well i was bound to go on an industrial training to Mumbai for a period of three months and i was excited , nervous and ecstatic . It was my first long endeavour away from home and i was pretty lost.

Well the D day arrived and i left for mumbai alongwith my friends. It was a day journey from Bangalore and we reached Dadar and then caught a taxi to our destination , Kharghar , Navi Mumbai.
Kharghar is a very nice place surrounded by hills and was busy only during the rush hour , thanks to the highway nearby.

I wont fill in the details about the training but will surely do so on mumbai.

Our journey in mumbai started with us exploring Kharghar -checked out the restaurants , icecream parlours , shopping areas ………well i did explore the kharghar hills eventhough it was a restricted area and i still remember the view of the sunrise from the hill ,it was scintillating.

Mumbai – City of dreams ……………

I wonder how the city works ? Its a fast paced life out there , well that reminds me of the local trains of mumbai. The experience travelling by the trains is awesome , its a small world out there with all kinds of people sharing the same space , fighting over seats and moreover pushing and moving across is the worst part while alighting the train whew!!! its hell.

We visited some renowned places – The gateway of india , The Taj which were splendid.
The ride by a cruiser to reach Elephanta caves was wonderful , it was sheer heaven -the water , the breeze ,the ambience was perfect. On reaching the caves all we did was to take some snaps with the sculptures out there and contemplated the sublime beauty of the caves.

Our next visits were to places in navi mumbai . Karnala was one such place with a fort on the summit , it was an awesome place to trek and the view from the summit was spellbinding……
Well i was completely rejuvenated by the trek and so were my friends too i guess!!!!!!!!!

Matheran was another ideal place to trek or could be travelled by horseback too, wow!!!!!
It is a hill station and the word matheran means ” jungle on top” . We had to cover a lot of scenic points , it was exhausting because of the trek and we were all the more excited because we had heard that it was “haunted” !!!!!!!!!!! Hmmm !!!!Well couldn’t get a chance to meet any alien !!!Bad luck!!!!!!

Well not to forget the beaches , the popular juhu beach ,kashyap beach , the beach near alibaug – which had the high tides coming , it was fun out there.
Juhu beach probably is one of the busiest ones with all sorts of snacks to gorge , the popular chats , tasty faloodas , muaaaaah!!!!!!

Last but not the least the shopping areas ……… bandra ,linking road, CST, vashi malls , Crawford Market ,hill road , parel omigosh i wanna go right now ……….just couldn’t stop shopping when we were out there , we had a hell lot of time at the malls ………..

Well on the whole mumbai is a wonderful place but not as lovely as Bangalore!!!!!!!!

A Rainy Day

What more could i ask God than his showers!!!!!!!

Hmmmm a day to indulge myself , well i had planned to watch a movie , drink a cup of tea and later on sleep of course , well as usual had to follow a different plan….. My mom and sister had planned to go for a shopping and i was to accompany them against my wishes until they said that i always make a right choice and have a good taste in selecting stuffs……..hmmmmmm actually was coaxed to accompany them. Well i had nothing to lose because i loved to travel when it rained.

It is really frustrating when i don’t buying anything for myself and i was feeling impatient , irritated hopping around from one shop to another …….i forgot to tell we were in the market – busiest place on earth.

Well we had almost finished our errands and all that was left was my sister buying sarees , she selected for about an hour …….. well the wait was worth it because i too was coaxed to buy a saree , sounds ridiculous to people who know me. Anyways we were done with our shopping and all that was left was to hop on a rickshaw and get home.

This part is the most interesting …………………………………………………………………………………………….

We were waiting for a rickshaw , there came along a couple of them but we refused because they were charging extra…..well the rickshaw drivers were just taking advantage of the rain and it was already 7 o’clock in the evening . Wonder what was within us ladies that kept us refusing rickshaws charging extra …….and lo behold it started to rain and all that we did was to jump into a rickshaw coming along and after we were comfortably sitting inside , he told us to pay extra 30 bucks. Wonderful this was a splendid start and my mom agreed to pay him 20 bucks extra .

Ok thus started our journey with a psycho – the rickshaw driver !!!!!!!!!!!!! I will enlighten you the experience.
He was probably in his late thirties , strong built, round faced , red eyes , he had a bandana tied around his head . He looked weird to me …….. and something in me told that we catch another rick. But it was too late, he rode as if he was the king of the road , scolding the passers-by , the road , the vehicles next to the rick whew!!!!!!

My mom kindly told him to ride safely and slowly even if it takes a long time but he wouldn’t listen, all he did was act more weird . He used to barge in everywhere he found space almost ramming into the vehicles coming on the opposite side.

I wonder what excited him – 3 ladies or the rain or…………….
He was funny and scary , he was a singing a song to himself , laughing away to glory for no reason whew and the three of us were dumbstruck ….we didn’t know whether to laugh at him or get scared-i don’t think we were the independent , fearless ladies after we hopped inside the rick .

Well i was damn scared , i thought we will end up in a hospital for sure. I was praying to god and i guess my mom and sis were doing the same.My heart was beating fast , my mind was lost with all weird ideas …….wondering what if he takes us to some lonely place and robs us.

Finally we reached our destination and made him stop the rick yards away from our home sweet home ….wondering if he would bother us more….
We were so relieved to get out of the rick and head back home. All i did was hug my nephew when i got home .Later on we had a hearty laugh when we shared our experience with dad . It was a day that the three of us still remember .

I did ask God for our safety apart from the showers …………that rainy day.

Awakening

I have always been pondering of what life is all about for these many years and probably continue to do so. Its always an enchanting experience for me each day , living with expectations , surprises , shocks and some things out of the blue…… that make me wonder.

I thought life was a fairytale with all good things happening in the world when i was a kid , little did i know that i had to face a world alien to my fantasy land. It was inevitable and i had to cross my land and move to a world which was fast-paced,exciting and all the more with responsibility on my shoulder.

Maybe i took a lot of time to come out of my shell but once i began to understand life , people around me , functioning of the world i became all the more confident to my perspection of life or maybe i just learnt to live a sane life . It seemed to me that i was transformed from a martian child to a normal child…….sounds funny huh? Well maybe you will get to know what i am talking about if you are a genius!!!!!!!!

We all come into this world with different views , skills and yet we are made to live a life , a life that we are made to follow come what may and we just have to go with a flow that a majority of the inhabitants of this world follow……….. Well all i am trying to say is we don’t have a choice we just have to get educated by going to a school , get some degrees later on and then earn a living, make a family and live happily ever after……………….woah !!!!!! sounds disgusting !!! Is this what life is all about???????????? Come on there has to be something more than this.

I know not why i am here in this world but i may come to know my quest some day…..and i am waiting for that . Its been a roller-coaster ride for me these many years but on the whole its fun ,
exciting and rewarding because i get to learn …………..Life teaches us many lessons of which we ignore many, remember some if its very painful, enjoy few but we hardly need to pass any grades in the game of life…….Game reminds me – I always think that life is a game , come what may you have to go on until you finish it. Life is surely an unpredictable game , we never know who our coplayers are, our strengths, our weaknesses,our aim , our time-limit…….whew until and unless the game itself unwraps to us .

I know not when i will awaken but i surely have many things in my mind probably still sleeping ……..needs some time may be…………….