Friday, July 25

A new post on Denzel!

Hey guys and Gals!!

A new post on Denzel is up on my Denzel blog
Do check it out!!!

Friday, July 18

He -She

Scene 1:

SHE 1: Hey "HE" .. Visa interview date enna?
HE : 23rd Wednesday!
SHE 2: ahaa.. Pon kadaithaalum bhudhan kadikaadhu .. Adhanalaa ..
annaikku ellarukkum falooda vaangi thaanga
HE : Bhudhan kadaikudhunga .. aana Ponnu dhan kadaikaa maatengudhu
(sporting a sorry face)
SHE 1: ayyo addhu Pon , Gold.. Ponnu illa.
HE : rendum onnu dhan
SHE 3: Indirecta dowry kekkariya? Dowry case ulla thallidu vaanga.
SHE 2: Dowry case illa .. Child marriage case-la ..
HE : (totally depressed) Phone vayaru arundhu moonu naal aachchu
(In Koundamani style -Suriyan movie)

Scene 2:

HE : coffe jaane tu??? ( effect of watching the movie "Jaane tu ya jaane na")
SHE : ennnaa???
HE : Coffee polama?
SHE : idhu enna adha eleventh floor "sangi mangi" kaagava?
HE : Hey ellarukkum eppadi theriyum?
SHE : pottu vanguvomla!!
HE : ayyo naane vaaya kuduththu maatikittenna?
SHE : Anda mupadhu naatkalil Hindi bookku kooda vaangitella?
HE : Narayana .. indha kosu tholla thaanga mudiyalappa
(In Koundamani style Suriyan movie)

Gems of Kavi Arasu

பரமசிவன் கழுத்திலிருந்து பாம்பு கேட்டது
கருடா சௌக்யமா யாரும்
இருக்குமிடத்தில் இருந்து கொண்டால்
எல்லாம் சௌக்யமே கருடன் சொன்னது
அதில் அர்த்தம் உள்ளது!

உயர்ந்த இடத்தில் இருக்கும் போது
உலகம் உன்னை மதிக்கும் உன்
நிலைமை கொஞ்சம் இறங்கி வந்தால்
நிழலும்கூட மிதிக்கும்!

மதியாதார் தலைவாசல் மிதிக்காதே என்று
மானமுள்ள மனிதனுக்கு ஒளவை சொன்னது
அதில் அர்த்தம் உள்ளது!

Tuesday, July 15

New Post on Denzel

Shamless Publicity!!!

Do read the blog on Denzel...

Thursday, July 10

Do you have Friends at work?

Like any good friendship, friendships at work take time, nurturing and effort on our part. It is quite easy to ignore them as someone being less important. We hear people saying " Oh!! She / He is just my colleague" . But are they really "Just work Friends"

We spend 8+ hours a day at work, which is more than many of us spend with parents / spouse or other friends. And while most os us actually spend most of our time working , on the job friendships are valuable for our mental well-being. They are the best stree busters.

A friendly pat when you are breaking your head with some coding, would really cheer up the moment.

A quick chat / gossip during the tea breaks does help to keep youself updated on the office politics.

An offline friendly discussion with your team lead or project manager the best way to communicate your aspirations without waiting for your appraisal. Appraisals feedback will be a cake if such discussions happen more often, coz your PM would know more about you rather than what you would reveal in that one hour feedback discussion.

Birthday parties and Family get togethers would add to the fun.

I had been always lucky enough to be a part of a very lively team. My present team is too enthusiastic. And our ODC gets too animated everyday after 5 PM, Have you ever seen a team of tecies hitting each other in Pokiri Vadivelu style, with long pipes. If no .. do come to our ODC after 5 PM, you will get to see all these spectaculat events.

There are two team members who usually become the centre of all our jokes and fun. And these two people are just too sportive to take all these jokes as just jokes.

I love all these activties at work. Enjoy all the leg pulling and also being pulled. They are Real ( yeah! real with capital R) good stress busters.

Words of advice: When you look for a job, don’t just concentrate on the money or health benefits. Make sure the people you interview with and meet are people that you can see yourself friends with, because in the end, that’s what will keep you sane.