Saturday, December 5, 2009

Its Advent season !!!

How fast the life is flying !!!! thats the statement I want to make about me and my life...I remember the last 2 Xmas. 2007 , me and my wife were in Singapore. Last year in Bangalore , with my Sweet Daughter ... the new entry to our life. This year.... I may be with my Parents... hoping to be with them.... I am really sad to remember that , last 4 years... almost all important occassions, celebrations ,,, I was not with my parents... I was fully involved in self made schedules...

So this advent season is a rememberance to me that , being with Parents is also very important like being with Wife and Child.... Hope I can make their life more happy and better with my presence.....

Friday, October 16, 2009

Life at Passport office

Only after my Visa application got rejected , i realised that my passport is getting expired very shortly. My boss bombarded with questions and i flee to Passport process immediately. On the very next day morning 9 itself i reached at RPO, Bangalore, near Koramangala. I could see a long queue already , people came there with prior appointments, wanted passports through tatkal, or normal process, or mere corrections, etc . I was quick enough to be part of a queue to take the token for meeting the official. Though not aware of most of the procesess inside, i was also part of the discussions happened there. Many unknown geeks started talking and giggling each other as if they were chuddy-less dosth !!!!, me too provided my own consultation to those who needed :-)

Suddenly one guy, (a middle aged) was very aggressive and shouting against govt of India and its ridiculous processess. You know whats the reason ? He is an X-NRI, returned recently, survived his wife and a Son. Poor man went to an internet Caffe , and they rejected him to browse, since he does not have any local ID !! He did not have any ID than his passport which the booth owner rejected, and he did not know how to create a local ID. So me and my neighbour gave a good lecture to create a local ID and Bank account, with procedure :-)

By that time, we went near to token counter, and the guy helped to gave me a token, numbered as 95 !. Imagine 94 people came earlier than me in the morning itself. Number of people for Tatkal app were more than the Normal applicants.

By 11.30, my turn came, by the time I have seen many shoutings, explanations, pleading etc infrnt of the counter. Have seen I man was arguing for re-issuing his passport though his expiry date is 2015 !!!! and He did it !!(Dont know the reason but!!!)

Another couple, wanted their name in their passport (each other ) but they are not legally married.They have been in the counter for last three days continously still persuading the officer to accept their request. Dont know their fate as well !!

Finally my turn came !! I was half mad and tired by the time... my counter part officer was full mad already !!!

She started inspecting my papers, asked original , in seconds, .. i was so tensed, suddenly she declared with a half smile that my papers are clear, so let me fetch your details from Trivandrum office where my previous passport held.

I was asked to wait and it took another 20 minutes for her to call me again,and I saw a clear status passport file frm TVm attached in my sheet. Suddenly on my shock she asked my PP form (Police verification form), I feel like spinning my head and completely lost. It is not the form that was my problem, but the police verification..... if i undergo a verification process, i may not be able to travel in the next week and the entire process may get delayed further.

With a very weak voice, i pleaded her mercy and told her it may not require !!! (What a stupid idiot i am, trying to teach the POPE - Holy Qurban ....!!!) She shouted at me mercilessly, "bring the form, then talk Geek " !!

It was 12.40 by that time, i rushed my bag and took that form (Thank God, i had those forms), filled, and collected a covering schedule from the sippayi and rushed back to the counter. Then she said, i have to attach the address proof copy again.

I ran again to Xerox shop, and got the copies and rushed back to the counter once again, the time was 12.55. With a good smile in her beautiful cheek, the lady wrote in my application that , to meet the Asst, Passport Officer in the first floor.(Then I realised, the very purpose of Tatkal itself should be justified infront of that authority !!!) I ran to APO office in First floor, and immediately understood that the APO is a Lady , that too malayali !!!!

With all innocent and tiring face (was actually tired due to all these sufferings !!),I gave my app to her. on a first look itself, madam wrote that ,it would be delivered with in 3 w.days and please pay Rs2500 to the counter. I was very very happy, still to confirm doubly ,I asked shamelessly , "Madam is there any police verification ? " The answer was firm and Quick "No"

I could not control my happiness ,and no time I thanked her and reached the counter. After an hour or so, my turn came and I paid Rs2500.I assured I should get the new passport on 21st Oct by post. Mercilessly he cancelled my passport with big Chappa. I was feeling bad... an identity which was part of my personal and professional life.... is ended on that day infront of my eyes.
I paid homage with all respect and saluted in my mind. An identity which helped me to see 3 countries.. A document which proudly presented to officials, documents and different uses.

All are over. now need to wait another baby passport with a new number, new photograph with my wife's name included !!!

Let me wait for the new born on 21st October 2009 !!!!!

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Accident leads to tragedy

We are seeing so many accidents in our day to day life and some of them would really painful.

Recently , Andra CM Y S R Reddy died on a Copter crash in Nellimala Forest , Andhra. Though there were good and bad things about him and his family, the tragic end which he faced was really painful to everyone in the country. Last one week, we all were busy in updating the details of that accident.The sad demise would create a huge vacuum in Congress party of Andhra and Govt. The Reddy family would be finding very difficult to digest this hard truth as well.

This is all about much famed political power house and hence the nationwide attention. There are 4 other unfortunate families also suffered due to this accident. (Two pilots , Principal sec, and his Security officer). Hope the Government should take adequate measures to provide some releif to their families.

Let us see a brutal murder happened in the wee hours of August Last week in Kerala which the Kin of a Multi Billion Business Magnet. Mr Paul M George Muthoot , had been brutally murdered by a group of goondas. Though Paul was there in suspicious circumstances which finally lead to the murder, here again the family lost an important life . Am wondering who can effectively handle the tears of his mother. She lost his Son in such a young age of 32 !

You would be telling, haa all those families are well fortuned by God, and the families can recover their losses over a period..

Now I would tell an accident happened on last Friday (4th September). Husband and wife travelled in a car, on the way to Kerala. Near Salem, their car hit another Vehicle which came opposite in their direction . Both the vehicles were in good speed and their Car got crushed almost full. Both Husband and Wife injured seriously and admitted to near by hospital. The ribs were broken, blood was oozing and the condition got critical soon. Finally Husband died. Wife condition continued to be critical and later taken to St.Johns hospital Bangalore.

They have 3 kids (a twin too !!) all of them are studying. Who can passify them ? Who can fulfill their dreams for the rest of their life ? They may get some insurence amounts but how can they fill the gap of a Father ? How can the money fill the gap of a Husband ?

May God bless them in their rest of the life with prosperity , peace and Joy. Let the hope and joyness revamp back soon. Thats the only thing can help them to recover fast to life.

The conclusion is : Are we Safe today ? in Roads, home, in our vehicle , work place ?

Accidents are not made by Heaven , it is very much created....the circumstances supported....

Be thankFul to the lord almighty , if you are safe and secure by the end of the day !!!!!!!



Saturday, August 22, 2009

The interview

That was a Tuesday in first week of Aug,2009.....

previous week i had to undergo a telephonic interview and based on their feedback, i was asked to attend a Face to Face interview (supposed to be the final) at their recruitment office in Bangalore.

I was bit anxious on the whole procedure. First of all , this company is one of the most reputed IT companies in the world , most profitable organisation, one of the top 5 IT company in turn over on 2008 in India, many Nobel laureates are working in this organization , like that so many specialities are there. (i don't want to mention the name , since I am gonna join there soon :-) ) .

It was painful to complete the whole procedure.. The shortlisting, preliminary screening and Telephonic interview etc itself took around 1.5 months to complete and now am in the final stage.

We were around 5 people to attend the interview. I acquainted one guy from Oracle Financials (Formerly Iflex). He has around 6 years of BA experience in CGI and IFLEX, after his MBA.

I was losing my confidence after meeting with this guy. I normally show good confidence whenever i meet someone. But that day was different.. I think that HR lady who was in charge of the procedures, was able to understand my nervousness. She gave me confidence, and console me that you already cleared the most gruelling technical part of the interview and now it is only a understanding session with the senior management team.

It gave me immense confidence and obviously the interview session was very jovial and satisfying. I was very open and expressive to the panel. They liked my attitude and openness with clarity of thought. (My wife may laugh as she often tease me that I am not clear in my thoughts!!).

Anyway, end of the session, Annie (thats her name ) accompanied me till exit, and wished. The next day I got the message from her that i was being selected.

More than me, the recruitment consultant was very happy to share this news as she clinched me for them amidst intense competition from different recruitment consultants.

Came to know later that the guy from IFLEX also got selected on that day....

Overall, it was one of the most satisfying interviews that I ever attended in my last 7 years of professional career.....



Daily Diary


Well, after a gap of six months , i thought, let me talk to my blog again. There are many things which prevented me to write , though i luv to do so. I used to write a daily diary to narrate day to day incidents , issues, my troubles and views so that, i could use it as a direction of my past if go through those some time later. Unfortunately , lots of internal -external pressures like family , office, and the new arrival in my family etc forced me to be so lazy in diary writing everyday.

Now , in the age of this super technologies, i thought i should definitely utilise , the blog facility so that i can scrap something on a specific incidents and can expose to a group of convenient friends..

Yea,, its a fantastic idea, and am sure we all gonna enjoy this maximum..

Now on, i shall talk to my blog, whenever some interesting incidents occurr in my life which has some news value.. You all too can read and comment your views as well.



Sunday, January 18, 2009

2009- പുതു വല്സര സന്ദേശം

ഹായ് ഹായ് , ഞാന് വീണ്ടും വന്നു....

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