Monday, November 26, 2007

Mere yaar ki shaadi hai

It was a lazy weekend over all. I planned to study some stuff, just to prepare for the interviews coming my way. That dint happen. Enjoyed the saturday, with my cousins. Sunday was a big day for two of my old friends, Jinesh and Chetan. I had both the weddings to attend.

Jinesh was my classmate and a very close friend in St. Josephs IHS till my 10th std. After school I had kept in touch with him, but intermittently. He was the only classmate from Josephs I had managed to keep contact with. Others were close to him but I joined the IT bandwagon and our ways drifted(all others studies commerce). It was great to see Hetal and Jigar after so many years. Though we just met for a little while I went into the flashback. I was reminded of my good ol' highschool days. Had a great Gujju meal and drove back.

Then I went to Chetan's wedding. I saw this guy after a decade atleast. I had no contact with him. He being an airforce guy was all over the country for all these years. I reached this wedding around 10 30 pm, when rest of the THS(The home school) gang was about to leave. Chetan was tired towards the end of the photosession on the stage. I thought he would not recognise me but I was surprised he recognised me at once. He looked like an emperor in his wedding dress. But, we were just witnessing the transfer of power from him to his wife.

The otherwise lazy weekend came to an end, just bringing back my childhood/teenage memories. I feel somewhere I have stopped growing and its like a reminder when I see my friends getting married, having babies and so on. Its time to get a little more responsible and mature in the way I deal with things. But, at the same time I feel the child within is an asset to all of us. The later the child goes the better. I am looking for more weddings and gettogethers with my old school buddies.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Nothing to do nothing to write

I have been sitting in the office for the last 6 hours trying to make a change to the code but the link is down and I am not able to upload the few changes I have made to the code today. Meanwhile, in another window I am trying to write something in my blog, I am not getting anything to write. Its one of those days when nothing moves inspite of your best efforts. This is a way of life in the IT services industry. You spend so many days doing nothing but the client gets billed and pays your company for every moment you spend chatting/coding/blogging. Moreso, when the network is really slow that the real work we are paid to do just doesnt happen. Meanwhile, most of us spend our time browsing the net looking for stock prices/cricket scores or other job opportunities.

I spent most of the time today reading blogs on the net mainly political ones. I search for topics related to national and international politics. The most controversial topics always grab my attention. Be it the Ramarsetu, nuclear agreement, Nandigram issue, Kashmir or Palestine conflict the politics behind it is very complex and very interesting. The politics is not so different from the K series soap opera's, which Indian women love to watch. By the time I've managed to write this much nonsense on my blog today its time for me to leave.

I will send a status mail to the client guy and leave for the day now. This is a typical day(when there is no deadline to complete a project) in a software engineers life in a huge Indian software services company.

Gotta go bye for now!!!