Archive for the ‘Life’ Category

I am melting my iceberg…..

näkemiin N. Hello C.

näkemiin N.   Hello C.  

Wake me up when September ends….

….turns out I over delivered on the Green Day track!

Umm, what has happened between February 2010, when I last blogged, and August 2010?

  • Volkswagen did a couple of non TV media disruptions to launch its cars
  • IPL Season 3 went by, and Vodafone  could not repeat the zoozoo success
  • Google Buzz (and some other Google products) tanked

And why did I not update my blog? Twitter is to blame. Its so convenient to micro blog, after all.

But I am back, and hopefully, for good.

For bringing sunshine into our lives…..Happy Birthday S.

Happy Birthday S

Light, my light, the world-filling light, the eye-kissing light, heart-sweetening light!

Ah, the light dances, my darling, at the centre of my life; the light strikes, my darling, the chords of my love; the sky opens, the wind runs wild, laughter passes over the earth.

The butterflies spread their sails on the sea of light. Lilies and jasmines surge up on the crest of the waves of light.

The light is shattered into gold on every cloud, my darling, and it scatters gems in profusion.

Mirth spreads from leaf to leaf, my darling, and gladness without measure. The heaven’s river has drowned its banks and the flood of joy is abroad.

Scratch below the surface…..

…peel the layers, the marketing shell…and deep inside there is this one person, who, I believe, has always reminded me that the best way to excel is to believe and practise action. Excellence in execution, in particular.

Today, 12th January, is one of those rare non digital, non music, non marketing post days..the day Swami Vivekananda was born, in 1863.

The Swami is my personal beacon in my journey as an individual and as a professional.

Wish more of India’s youth today would discover this truly “Leader for the Young”

Why me?

Because I had been planning to do this for a very long time…get onto the 25thingsaboutme facebook meme. The time off from work on New Year’s Eve gave me an opportunity to think through this.

And thanks to some inspiration, I decided to use the powerpoint format.

I guess these 25 slides will stay true for me for at least some time to come.

Do take a look

Randy Pausch….

…is no more.

He died yesterday, at the age of 47, fighting terminal cancer.

What Randy has left behind is more important, at least for me. When Randy stepped on stage last year to give his “Last lecture”, he was getting ready to inspire millions, terminally ill or otherwise. What did Randy talk about in his last lecture? He talked about living for the moment, to the fullest. He talked about “brick walls”, about “taking help to realise your dreams”. And he also talked about “How the dreams will come to you”. You can look up Randy Pausch’s last lecture video on youtube (3 million downloads) here….but beware, its 1.16 hrs video, and, it needs some level of emotional strength to watch through it. If you cannot take the time out for the video, do take a look here for an excellent write-up. Also recommended is the book, that came out after the video.
Randy helped me kill some of my notions about life…not that I did not know about them, but to see a terminally ill person putting it across to you in clear,concise messages, perhaps, did the trick. He also taught me something more … he gave me a point of view that I need to pass on to Aarushi,very early in her life.
Pass on the hope & the optimism by spreading Randy’s message.
I have got my leave.
Bid me farewell, my brothers!
I bow to you all and take my departure.
Here I give back the keys of my door
and I give up all claims to my house.
I only ask for last kind words from you.
We were neighbors for long, but I received more than I could give.
Now the day has dawned
and the lamp that lit my dark corner is out.
A summons has come
and I am ready for my journey.
Tagore

To the one I love….

….today marks the sixth year of us being together, though many more years before that we met. We embarked with no ambitions, no dreams….just happy that we both were together. We have changed, both you & I, the teenage romance no longer there, but your presence is my comfort, something that cannot be described. And yes, there is also the lovely gift that we both cherish, the gift you gave me on 21st Sept, 2005. Happy Anniversary, Beloved
When You Are Old
When you are old and grey and full of sleep,
And nodding by the fire, take down this book,
And slowly read, and dream of the soft look
Your eyes had once, and of their shadows deep;
How many loved your moments of glad grace,
And loved your beauty with love false or true,
But one man loved the pilgrim soul in you,
And loved the sorrows of your changing face;
And bending down beside the glowing bars,
Murmur, a little sadly, how Love fled
And paced upon the mountains overhead
And hid his face amid a crowd of stars